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#20191 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   609 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 19 October 2018 - 04:06 PM

Double post... HITMAN (why is it all capitalized?) has a Halloween pack with containing episode 5 for free for a limited time. Yes, they skipped giving out episode 4 for the time being.

https://www.microsof...vot:overviewtab

#ALLCAPS

#20192 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67817 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 19 October 2018 - 04:07 PM

Up until this year Atari 2600 Spiderman was the best Spiderman game  :shame:



#20193 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1082 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 19 October 2018 - 04:37 PM

I was able to get 680 gamerscore in Conan Exiles in about 25 minutes. Couldn't figure out how to give my guy bigger junk though. That option was grayed out. Default was set around 60% so I guess that's sufficient.

#20194 .Beowulf  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 04:48 PM

I was able to get 680 gamerscore in Conan Exiles in about 25 minutes. Couldn't figure out how to give my guy bigger junk though. That option was grayed out. Default was set around 60% so I guess that's sufficient.

gas station dick pills and mexican supplements always worked for me but I dunno if you can find those in game



#20195 NickSC07   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1136 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 05:25 PM

I was able to get 680 gamerscore in Conan Exiles in about 25 minutes. Couldn't figure out how to give my guy bigger junk though. That option was grayed out. Default was set around 60% so I guess that's sufficient.


I tried to make my character look like me as much as possible so I set it at 100%.

#20196 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5022 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 05:38 PM

I was able to get 680 gamerscore in Conan Exiles in about 25 minutes. Couldn't figure out how to give my guy bigger junk though. That option was grayed out. Default was set around 60% so I guess that's sufficient.

I tried to make my character look like me as much as possible so I set it at 100%.

Is there a Ken Jeong setting?  Uh, asking for a friend ...



#20197 HektiK   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   91 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 06:06 PM

As it becomes more standard I may regret getting non-UHD in the future, but for now, I'm pretty happy with "good enough." Otherwise I will just spend way too much money.

 

I hear the extended version fixed a lot of the complaints people had, but some of the plot holes and pacing were just so off to me that I don't feel compelled to see it, unless the GF wanted to watch it. I did enjoy moments of the film, and surprisingly, found Affleck to be the most likable part of it. Between him and Cavill both exiting DC movies, I'm really curious what the hell they're going to do.

 

I really liked Cavill as Superman and think better of Man of Steel than most people.  Superman was the only part of the DCEU that I really enjoyed.  Shame he is leaving the role.



#20198 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13172 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 19 October 2018 - 06:12 PM

I really liked Cavill as Superman and think better of Man of Steel than most people.  Superman was the only part of the DCEU that I really enjoyed.  Shame he is leaving the role.

That's still just a rumor for now and neither DC nor Cavill have made an official statement so he still maybe Superman.

 

This has been superhero gossip watch. Sponsored by Halo. Enjoy driving a vehicle and accidentally destroying it in a wide open area and being forced to walk for 15 minutes to get to your destination? Try Halo.



#20199 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8292 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 06:17 PM

Now that Microsoft is MA, everyone should be buying codes for all these movies in 4K. I only buy UHD and 90% is from codes. The other 10% is from iTunes that have MUCH lower prices for 4K and for MA titles like the superhero movies mentioned will port to MS and Vudu.

I currently have over 300 4K movies (granted I have an Apple TV 4K so there are way more titles available in 4K than MS). But 4K codes for things like Batman vs Superman can be found for around $5-7 and won’t have to worry about upgrading for the future. Codes for some movies that will be auto upgraded to 4K in iTunes and port to MA go for as low as a $1-$2.

The trading forum here has a lot but places like Google+ communities have tons. The absolute best part of MS joining MA is to be able to buy cheaper elsewhere and have it port in.

iTunes currently has a gigantic sale with over 125 titles in 4K for $9.99 or less. All you have to have is a PC and you can buy any MA title and it will port.

(Full disclosure, I have a Google+ and MeWe community where I post these deals for anyone interested. I don’t allow code sales in mine but can point you to many others that do).

#20200 defgufman   Carl Stucky...pleased to meet you! CAGiversary!   1103 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:01 PM

I have a hard time buying movies even when they are cheap. It just feels wrong not to be adding to my video game backlog instead.

#20201 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   9822 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:29 PM

Now that Microsoft is MA, everyone should be buying codes for all these movies in 4K. I only buy UHD and 90% is from codes. The other 10% is from iTunes that have MUCH lower prices for 4K and for MA titles like the superhero movies mentioned will port to MS and Vudu.

I currently have over 300 4K movies (granted I have an Apple TV 4K so there are way more titles available in 4K than MS). But 4K codes for things like Batman vs Superman can be found for around $5-7 and won’t have to worry about upgrading for the future. Codes for some movies that will be auto upgraded to 4K in iTunes and port to MA go for as low as a $1-$2.

The trading forum here has a lot but places like Google+ communities have tons. The absolute best part of MS joining MA is to be able to buy cheaper elsewhere and have it port in.

iTunes currently has a gigantic sale with over 125 titles in 4K for $9.99 or less. All you have to have is a PC and you can buy any MA title and it will port.

(Full disclosure, I have a Google+ and MeWe community where I post these deals for anyone interested. I don’t allow code sales in mine but can point you to many others that do).

Link?  PM if you prefer.



#20202 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5022 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:33 PM

This morning at 6am Eastern I was alone for about 3 mins.  Then two others finally joined me.  We made it to the 3rd round before time ran out.  Really sucks and makes me not to want to even bother.  I almost bailed a couple of times.  The rewards for these seem to suck anyway.  Forza points.  I can buy wheel or super wheel spins, a hat, a car I already bought and some crappy Civic and I think a horn.  NONE of it is really worth much.  I should have skipped it and worked on what I was looking to do with my 45 mins.  Also annoyed they removed Active Championship from the map filters.  I started a championship before the hourly Forzathon.  Couldn't remember which one and just started another.  I guess the icons are white when they are they active championship?   Really way too much crap on the map most of the time if you don't filter some of it out.

 

I still need one more barn find.  Hope it is a spring season one.   Otherwise I have to wait 2 weeks till fall is back.  

 

At least this weeks Forzathon only required 2 million skill points.  Pretty easy to get once upgrading the car and getting a skill song.

I suspect they're going to do some tweaking with the Forzathon stuff at some point, rebalancing the points awarded or raising the price of things in the shop.  The cost of a regular wheelspin was already raised from 10 points to 40, with some backlash on the forums about it.  The points add up when you get the Lake House and double point bonus.  Though a post on the forums says you don't get points, much less double, for the weekly challenge bonus (completing 7/7 dailies plus the weekly).  Haven't kept track.  I just plan to buy the new stuff each week I don't already have and stockpile otherwise.

 

The active seasonal championships have a white icon on the map.  Suspect the regular ones do, though I don't remember for certain.  Though the map does get cluttered.  And they moved the filter button from LB to RB for some reason, so my reflexes are out of whack whenever I bring up the map.

 

The weekly challenge car is also a quick mastery completion, with only 1 perk in the 5 point tier.

 

Found the spring barn find last night, but it wasn't repaired by the time I finished playing.  Hope I get it quickly next time I play.



#20203 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8292 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:57 PM

Link? PM if you prefer.

This is my community (mostly focused on iTunes deals but also on any good 4K deals):

https://plus.google....pawv=1&hl=en-US

And this is one of the larger code selling communities:

https://plus.google....pawv=1&hl=en-US

Both will be moving to MeWe eventually due to Google+ shutting down but you can see those details there as well.

FWIW, I’m not just a cheap ass gamer. I’m a cheap ass movie lover too. :)

#20204 HektiK   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   91 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:59 PM

That's still just a rumor for now and neither DC nor Cavill have made an official statement so he still maybe Superman.

 

This has been superhero gossip watch. Sponsored by Halo. Enjoy driving a vehicle and accidentally destroying it in a wide open area and being forced to walk for 15 minutes to get to your destination? Try Halo.

 

Seriously, I don't know why they thought making the warthog destructible was a good idea.  That was part of the fun of Halo CE, hitting a perfectly timed rocket on a moving warthog and then taking the vehicle for yourself.  Then they turned them into flaming death traps.



#20205 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3345 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:37 PM

This is my community (mostly focused on iTunes deals but also on any good 4K deals):

https://plus.google....pawv=1&hl=en-US

And this is one of the larger code selling communities:

https://plus.google....pawv=1&hl=en-US

Both will be moving to MeWe eventually due to Google+ shutting down but you can see those details there as well.

FWIW, I’m not just a cheap ass gamer. I’m a cheap ass movie lover too. :)

Hey!  I clicked your link and finally visited Google+ :)



#20206 Sielanas  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:39 PM

I've been in the G+ and now the MeWe group as well. Good stuff. Beware about buying on iTunes, everything will transfer but not everything will transfer out in 4K. There's a fair amount that won't due to distributor licensing agreements. Got burned on Predator by not doing my research.

 

 

Also, the free Soul Calibur socks from Target are awesome. I had to go to another store, my local one had already sold out of the game.



#20207 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8292 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:43 PM

I've been in the G+ and now the MeWe group as well. Good stuff. Beware about buying on iTunes, everything will transfer but not everything will transfer out in 4K. There's a fair amount that won't due to distributor licensing agreements. Got burned on Predator by not doing my research.

Everything that is 4K and MA will port out as 4K.
But has to be MA. Only issues with porting are bundles and if you gift a movie to yourself. Those will only port HD.

I had Predator port 4K from iTunes to Vudu and elsewhere.

Edit: of course it requires a the place where it is porting to go have 4K. Microsoft does not have it in 4K. Vudu and iTunes do. But MS does get it, then it will be upgraded since you have it UHD in MA.

#20208 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3151 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:59 PM

Soul Calibur is pretty good so far. It seems like both main single-player modes are going to be lengthy. The character creator is almost identical to V aside from the new Race options. I've only played 6 online matches so far, but the connections have been solid. 

I hope the population stays around. It appears to be selling well on Steam at least. It's been first or second in the store all week.



#20209 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8292 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 09:00 PM

Need to get to Best Buy to pick up my copy of Soul Calibur.

#20210 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1231 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:21 PM

Total noob question with Movies Anywhere, am I downloading or streaming? Getting a Dolby Atmos setup and I'm interested in starting to grab some of the new releases digitally instead of physical. 

 

 

side note, man I cannot stand the hoops upon hoops you have to jump through to get into Itunes if you've forgot your password and have been away for awhile 



#20211 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8292 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:34 PM

Total noob question with Movies Anywhere, am I downloading or streaming? Getting a Dolby Atmos setup and I'm interested in starting to grab some of the new releases digitally instead of physical.


side note, man I cannot stand the hoops upon hoops you have to jump through to get into Itunes if you've forgot your password and have been away for awhile


MA is streaming.

#20212 Tebunker   Shrugs at Clouds CAGiversary!   551 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:39 PM

okay so just did Xbox in home streaming for the first time and pretty darn impressed. Ran smoothly over the network no complaints at all.

#20213 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5022 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:54 PM

There will be Forza racing streams tomorrow and Sunday beginning at 1pm Eastern.  Should have quests for FM7 cars and racing suits, probably same things both days.

 

https://watch.forzarc.com/



#20214 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4822 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:55 PM

If you have XBL credit to burn, Wonder Woman and BvS are in a bundle for $5:

 

https://www.microsof...vot:overviewtab

 

If I didn't already have WW, I'd probably go for it, but i'll probably never feel compelled to watch BvS again. 

Funny. That's how I feel about Suicide Squad.

 

Had exactly $5 expiring on November 1st. Thanks for the heads-up (I'm one of the uncool kids that actually liked BvS and love the Ultimate Edition).

Am I uncool for preferring it over Suicide Squad?

 

Great deals for $5 nevertheless. Thanks for posting them.



#20215 Armstrong x360a   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   932 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Armstrong x360a

Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:59 PM

Hey all,

 

New to the external HD realm and have a couple questions. Just plugged my 4TB WD Easystore into my Xbox One S and adding some content to it. This is a USB 3 enabled device without a secondary power cable. I'm looking for advice on how best to use it and organize my content.

 

1. Should I keep games I play most on the Internal drive and use the WD as a backup for infrequently played games, or the other way around?

2. I bought it (wrongly) assuming it was an SSD but based on the specs it seems to be an HDD so it's unlikely to be any faster than my internal, correct?

3. Is it ok to use as my primary drive if it doesn't have a devoted power supply, or will that tax it too heavily? 

4. If better as backup, is it ok to keep it plugged in or should I unplug it to extend it's life when not accessing the content? I see the little light on the back flickering even when my xbox is off, does it ever power down/sleep?

 

Thanks in advance!



#20216 braiiins  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:15 PM

I default all my games to the external unless it's a multiplayer game I'm going to play more often. I have it plugged in all the time with power coming from the X1. I think mine are both (one on X1, one on 360) WD and have been going fine for at least a couple years.

Don't know how true it is but I've read that external HDD will some times load faster than the internal.

#20217 defgufman   Carl Stucky...pleased to meet you! CAGiversary!   1103 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:24 PM

Hey all,

New to the external HD realm and have a couple questions. Just plugged my 4TB WD Easystore into my Xbox One S and adding some content to it. This is a USB 3 enabled device without a secondary power cable. I'm looking for advice on how best to use it and organize my content.

1. Should I keep games I play most on the Internal drive and use the WD as a backup for infrequently played games, or the other way around?
2. I bought it (wrongly) assuming it was an SSD but based on the specs it seems to be an HDD so it's unlikely to be any faster than my internal, correct?
3. Is it ok to use as my primary drive if it doesn't have a devoted power supply, or will that tax it too heavily?
4. If better as backup, is it ok to keep it plugged in or should I unplug it to extend it's life when not accessing the content? I see the little light on the back flickering even when my xbox is off, does it ever power down/sleep?

Thanks in advance!


It should power down when the XBox goes into low power mode.
I keep all my games on external drives which is great for going to other peoples houses as I just take the drive.

#20218 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1231 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:27 PM

You can look up some youtube videos that compare the internal to external non SSD load times. it's kind of all over the place on a per game basis. Like I want to say Rise of the Tomb Raider loads faster on an External, while the Witcher 3 loads faster on an internal. I know I've seen stuff that suggests an actual SSD external is quite a difference maker. 

 

https://www.gamersne...game-load-times

 

I've just left my external powered on the blinking light is facing away from me anyway, but I'm 99% sure there is something in the options menu to power it down when the xbox is off if that's a concern. 



#20219 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10581 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:49 PM

Not Xbox related but Days Gone was the first game to flinch this crowded Feb. Game is moving to April 26th. 



#20220 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5022 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 October 2018 - 12:00 AM

I thought ~3 TB was the cutoff for USB powered drives, but things could have changed in the past year.

 

Times on the page below compare original XB1 and X, internal and external.  An S would probably show the same results, external would edge internal drive (in most cases).

 

https://www.reddit.c...one_x_internal/

 

You would've balked at a 4 TB SSD on price alone.  MSRP on a 1 TB SSD is around the ballpark of an S.