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#9091 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3130 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:15 AM

State of Decay review embargos are going off, and yep it is what we thought it was. 2 disappointing factors, developer talked up so much how State of Decay 1 was just basically a stress test to this MMO world. Now it's a 4 player co-op with zombies and bullet sponges, to collect some base building stuff haven't seen one of those before. Knew it was going to be the game it is but man look at the PS4 still riding God of War for another couple good months, it's time to start putting out some stuff Phil. 

 

Wonder what happens there for real, if they did want to do a State of Decay MMO, I get that that infrastructure costs money but you are Xbox Live not Nintendo. How about starting to run some more MMO's. 

 

ain't going to get any better when Spiderman comes out, better see some straight up magic at E3

I think the MMO thing has always been an unrealistic goal from this team. Undead Labs is a fairly small team that happens to be founded by the lead programmer of World of Warcraft. They also aren't owned by MS, they're partnered with what seems like a fairly hands off deal, so they must not the full resources needed for anything super ambitious, which we don't know if they could handle anyways.

I really hope MS has been investing in building up some kind of decent developer pipelines so GOOD exclusives can start flowing rather than one mediocre game after another. They need to build up some teams that aren't enslaved to one franchise if they ever want to come within reach of Sony and Nintendo's first party line-up, and/or work with decent outside studios by giving licenses to good teams (like Nintendo's recent partnerships with Team Ninja, Tecmo, and Platinum Games.)



#9092 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8280 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:15 PM

Wow. Eurogamer hammered State of Decay 2 giving it an “Avoid” tag. I haven’t seen that very often. Usually they just leave off the “Recommended” if a game isn’t that good.

#9093 justoneuncle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   218 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

justoneuncle

Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:45 PM

Wow. Eurogamer hammered State of Decay 2 giving it a “Avoid” tag. I haven’t seen that very often. Usually they just leave off the “Recommended” if a game isn’t that good.

Maybe they got the Ultimate Edition and didn't have a game inside to play it.



#9094 johnnymavrik   The Evil Genius CAGiversary!   366 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

johnnymavrik

Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:47 PM

Any idea how long it takes Microsoft to convert Xbox reward credits to $'s? I've had 16500 in reward credits now for 2 weeks. The info says around the 15th and 30th of every month..but that was a few days ago.

I'm thinking there's a problem..but no idea who to contact because their site is horrid.

#9095 Reedus  

Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:55 PM

Xbox Adaptive Controller!



#9096 miketheplantguy   Banned Banned   600 Posts   Joined 1.5 Years Ago  

miketheplantguy

Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:35 PM

E3 Sony = look at our 4 awesome games we have been showing for years. We will focus on them because we aren’t sure if we have much else right now.

E3 Microsoft = damn it guys we are trying. Here are a couple titles you expected. Solid, but you were expecting them so...eh. The other stuff is in the works but games take years, not months

E3 Nintendo = check out this mash up with donkey Kong and rugrats. Trust us you want them

#9097 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6600 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:48 PM

Siege is $25 for the weekend. I figure now is as good of a time as any to get it

#9098 justoneuncle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   218 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

justoneuncle

Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:48 PM

E3 Nintendo = check out this mash up with donkey Kong and rugrats. Trust us you want them

Trust me. I do want Rugrats. Pre-Dil, of course.



#9099 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:53 PM

Tempted by this but my backlog is sufficient.

Okami HD is $10 at Newegg w/ code EMCPUEW68
XBO https://t.co/Bm6k1Kj5AI

Credit to wario for the original post.

#9100 fenners   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   43 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:56 PM

Any idea how long it takes Microsoft to convert Xbox reward credits to $'s? I've had 16500 in reward credits now for 2 weeks. The info says around the 15th and 30th of every month..but that was a few days ago.

I'm thinking there's a problem..but no idea who to contact because their site is horrid.

I'm in the same boat. Put in a reward credit convert thing on the 7th.



#9101 novakov   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   112 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:05 PM

Checked the Xbox rewards site today and $10 and $5 Visa prepaid reward cards are available to redeem. Got what I could and we'll see what MS does with my leftover 72 gems.



#9102 jboy   redcross.org CAGiversary!   788 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:09 PM

Checked the Xbox rewards site today and $10 and $5 Visa prepaid reward cards are available to redeem. Got what I could and we'll see what MS does with my leftover 72 gems.

nevermind



#9103 beaubalon  

beaubalon

Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:29 PM

Does anybody want my $5 Visa prepaid digital token? I can't access the site to redeem it. I'll take just about anything for it.


Will you take this 20f69ba1994402cbf853c16ac8a0d638.jpg

#9104 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:35 PM

Of course I'm 40 gems short.

Just scored 100 more gems today (for maintaining gamepass for 3 months I think). So I snagged a $5 visa gc and have 60 gems left over. Better than letting 210 gems convert to Ms rewards points. Hoping to spend enough by the end of the month to hit the next rewards % back tier - mostly space bucks. Then I can get grandfathered in during the transition period at that return % level.

#9105 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   1966 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:38 PM

Celebrating the end of grad school with Mass Effect 2 and it's just as good as I remember. Amazing how well its aged, it looks and feels right at home on a current gen system.

 

Very tempted to use that free $10 from the rewards stuff on Wonder Boy while its on sale. Anyone care to persuade me one way or the other? Also tempted to save it for the Bloodstained game in a week, but since it's retailing at $10, Wonder Boy feels like the better choice.

 

Assuming he can take us far away from the mucky-muck.



#9106 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13151 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:39 PM

Reading comments for the XBox Adaptive controller hurts my head... I Mean it's nothing, but good because

 

1. People with disabilities can be able to play games.

2. Think about how fucking awesome playing Mario Party 3 will be on those emulation websites on XBox One with those big ass buttons and everything!



#9107 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:41 PM

Will you take this 20f69ba1994402cbf853c16ac8a0d638.jpg

I used to live in an area that had very urbanized squirrels. Leaving the house one day I saw one standing in a tree eating a slice of pizza holding the crust streched horizontally between his left and right paws. And another time there was one eating Doritos, well just one Dorito.

#9108 jimbobvaquero  

jimbobvaquero

Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:45 PM

Reading comments for the XBox Adaptive controller hurts my head...

I watched the announcement video on YouTube shortly after it was posted. 1.7k like and 14 dislikes. I'm just wondering of those 14 dislikes, how many were from actual people who might need a device like that and how many are from the general negative internet commenter crowd. It appears to be a good thing. Unless it comes out that it actually doesn't work well, I'm going to remain optimistic that it's helping more people enjoy a hobby I love.



#9109 Mister Squirrel   I play in traffic! CAGiversary!   571 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Mister Squirrel

Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:49 PM

I see people discussing squirrels.... Our day in the spotlight has come!

#9110 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13151 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:06 PM

I watched the announcement video on YouTube shortly after it was posted. 1.7k like and 14 dislikes. I'm just wondering of those 14 dislikes, how many were from actual people who might need a device like that and how many are from the general negative internet commenter crowd. It appears to be a good thing. Unless it comes out that it actually doesn't work well, I'm going to remain optimistic that it's helping more people enjoy a hobby I love.

Most of the comments treat it like "How dare Microsoft force me to buy this $100 controller that I'm not the target demographic for!" or merely mocking it because they see the pictures and don't understand the functional purpose it's meant for. You know, the internet!



#9111 CodeTrader   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4173 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:29 PM

I heard Laurel



#9112 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   2781 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:37 PM

Finally saw the trailer for RAGE 2 and off the top it looks like fast doom style shooting with halo like jump elements and a hint of rage 1 stuff. I'll definitely be picking this up but still have to finish AC origins and then get far cry 5.

#9113 MobileVortex  

MobileVortex

Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:40 PM

I heard Laurel

anyone who hears yanni is lying.



#9114 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8280 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:44 PM

I heard Laurel


I heard Hardy.

#9115 CodeTrader   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4173 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:46 PM

My wife heard Yammy.

 

Anyway, ONRUSH Beta is up in Australia now. Looks sorta like Blur.

 



ONRUSH Open Beta is live in Australia:
 


#9116 squishface   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2001 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

squishface

Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:47 PM

E3 Sony = look at our 4 awesome games we have been showing for years. We will focus on them because we aren’t sure if we have much else right now.

E3 Microsoft = damn it guys we are trying. Here are a couple titles you expected. Solid, but you were expecting them so...eh. The other stuff is in the works but games take years, not months

E3 Nintendo = check out this mash up with donkey Kong and rugrats. Trust us you want them


Only if Reptar is included as a free character!

#9117 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   1966 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:59 PM

Only if Reptar is included as a free character!

Rampage, but with DK and Reptar. I'd play it.



#9118 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   727 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:03 PM

Checked the Xbox rewards site today and $10 and $5 Visa prepaid reward cards are available to redeem. Got what I could and we'll see what MS does with my leftover 72 gems.


It's on the FAQ that flashes repeatedly in the rewards site.

"What will happen to my Xbox Live Rewards MyVIP Gems, MyVIP Perks, and MyVIP Vault?

You'll have until May 31, 2018 to earn MyVIP Gems and unlock any new MyVIP Perks. You'll then have until June 15, 2018 to claim any open MyVIP Perks and to redeem any unused MyVIP Gems in your Xbox Live Rewards account for prizes from the MyVIP Vault. After this date any unredeemed MyVIP Gems will be converted to Microsoft Rewards points and can be used to redeem rewards from the Microsoft Rewards catalog once your membership is transitioned. One MyVIP Gem will convert to one Microsoft Rewards point."

#9119 TurkeyOnRye   Hey? Is this velvet? CAGiversary!   1444 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

TurkeyOnRye

Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:07 PM

Celebrating the end of grad school with Mass Effect 2 and it's just as good as I remember. Amazing how well its aged, it looks and feels right at home on a current gen system.

 

Very tempted to use that free $10 from the rewards stuff on Wonder Boy while its on sale. Anyone care to persuade me one way or the other? Also tempted to save it for the Bloodstained game in a week, but since it's retailing at $10, Wonder Boy feels like the better choice.

 

Assuming he can take us far away from the mucky-muck.

This was the first game I've asked for a refund from M$.  It's gorgeously animated but the skeleton of the actual gameplay that has been reskinned is still there and it's just not fun.  At least for me.  I'd say pass (it's more Young Nastyman than Wonder Boy). 

 

Is there a trial for it?  Maybe watch some videos?



#9120 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   727 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:09 PM

This was the first game I've asked for a refund from M$. It's gorgeously animated but the skeleton of the actual gameplay that has been reskinned is still there and it's just not fun. At least for me. I'd say pass (it's more Young Nastyman than Wonder Boy).

Is there a trial for it? Maybe watch some videos?


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