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#18031 gogomo  

Posted 21 September 2018 - 04:07 PM

Deadpool the movie.

 

My hunch is that the free Deadpool movie is from completing a Gold Live quest from August.  I remember there were quite a few quests and I didn't bother with most of them because I thought they were lame or too time consuming.  There was one (I think it might've been the last one) that was super easy and didn't require going out of the way to complete.  I completed that one.  I got a free Deadpool code.  I'm assuming the two are related.  (Definitely not a Game Pass quest because I didn't have GP in August.)



#18032 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2059 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2018 - 05:07 PM

Deadpool the movie.

 

My hunch is that the free Deadpool movie is from completing a Gold Live quest from August.  I remember there were quite a few quests and I didn't bother with most of them because I thought they were lame or too time consuming.  There was one (I think it might've been the last one) that was super easy and didn't require going out of the way to complete.  I completed that one.  I got a free Deadpool code.  I'm assuming the two are related.  (Definitely not a Game Pass quest because I didn't have GP in August.)

I think that was the only quest I completed in August, too, so you're prob right.



#18033 mundial1345   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   402 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

mundial1345

Posted 21 September 2018 - 05:34 PM

still haven't gotten anything yet and I completed 2 or 3 quests. New quests don't look bad 30 minutes of trove, 30 minutes of crossout  forget what the third quest was



#18034 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4853 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2018 - 05:40 PM

For FH4 Mixer "watching", I can confirm there is no cap at 1 million influence.



#18035 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8137 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2018 - 06:07 PM

So guessing no way to preload FH4 for GamePass? Only actually purchasers?

#18036 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 21 September 2018 - 06:18 PM

They have a pirate quiz on ms rewards that said +70 earlier now it’s +10 but won’t register as completed for me either way, they really need to get their shit together.

#18037 jimbobvaquero  

jimbobvaquero

Posted 21 September 2018 - 06:32 PM

For FH4 Mixer "watching", I can confirm there is no cap at 1 million influence.

I was meaning to ask you what you're up to now. I'm close to 600k and I remember you had over a 300k start on me.



#18038 krishna_malladi   You seem familiar, did I annoy you before? CAGiversary!   3795 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

krishna_malladi

Posted 21 September 2018 - 06:36 PM

They have a pirate quiz on ms rewards that said +70 earlier now it’s +10 but won’t register as completed for me either way, they really need to get their shit together.

Why so salty bro?

Spoiler

*Completes the pirate quiz and it doesnt register*

 

Mf'ers need to get their shit together; sons of bitches...



#18039 DGenerateKane   Former Kanenite CAGiversary!   519 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

DGenerateKane

Posted 21 September 2018 - 06:51 PM

I got a response about the buggy Points Crusader quest. They closed my ticket because they are waiting for my response to my first ticket. You know, the one I responded to within 30 minutes of receiving, and then again the next day, which was a week ago now. I'm not holding my breath on it getting fixed, which means I'm missing out on a lot of rewards. I'm not happy, and I'm especially not happy that MS is proving just how incompetent their support is, but won't fucking fix it.



#18040 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3888 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:23 PM

My stupid days streak in Bing has reset twice in the last 10 days when it should’ve.

#18041 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13075 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:31 PM

 

I'm going to be legit shocked if this is true.

 

And turns out true'ish? To a less painful extent.

 

 

I'm guessing Wolf Among Us 2 maybe taking longer now if it even happens at all.



#18042 kcobra22  

Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:42 PM

 

I'm going to be legit shocked if this is true.

 

kcobra22 will remember that  :cry:



#18043 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3003 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:49 PM

Site is down for me. Text from Reddit:

 

Telltale Games, the studio behind games like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us appears to be closing its doors, according to social media posts from multiple developers previously employed that the company.
 
Gamasutra has reached out to Telltale Games for more details on the situation, but posts from developers on Twitter and Facebook, both private and public, seem to indicate that the studio is shutting is shutting down or experiencing large-scale layoffs. This story will be updated following the studio's reply.
 
If you or someone you know has been affected by this closure, you can email Gamasutra to share your story confidentially.

 

 

https://www.theverge...he-walking-dead

 

Another article, says they aren't shutting down, but had massive layoffs.

 

Telltale Games, creators of episodic adventure games like The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and Batman: The Enemy Within, laid off a large number of its staff today. The company will retain a small team of around 25.
 
 
They've had a ton of internal issues, and were spreading themselves too thin for too long. This is a big cut down but I think at least season 1 was made with a team of about this size. Guess we wait for a press release with the plan now.


#18044 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3003 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:55 PM

Social media woman.

 

 

Third news article:

https://www.usgamer.net/articles/report-telltale-games-shutting-down-the-wolf-among-us-2-and-stranger-things-canceled

 

An anonymous source familiar with the company told USgamer that a skeleton crew will work to finish The Walking Dead Final Season while The Wolf Among Us Season 2 and Stranger Things are effectively cancelled.



#18045 braiiins  

Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:56 PM

 

They've had a ton of internal issues, and were spreading themselves too thin for too long. This is a big cut down but I think at least season 1 was made with a team of about this size. Guess we wait for a press release with the plan now.

 

I agree, they seemed to be working on way too many projects at once. Interesting that there's been no official announcement, hopefully that's a sign that it's massive layoffs and not fully closing. I enjoyed the stories that they told, it will be a bummer to see them go if they do.



#18046 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13075 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:56 PM

So it sounds like Walking Dead Final Season will be their last project and once that's done they're closing up shop. So no Wolf Among Us or Stranger Things. I'm eager to see the write ups in the coming weeks of how they mismanaged things this bad with so many franchises under their belt.



#18047 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3003 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:08 PM

It's disappointing that they squandered the potential they showed the first season of Walking Dead. Especially with the past reports that it was shit-tier management the drove much of the original talent away.

 

https://www.theverge...o-game-industry

 

Even without that, they clearly took on too many projects at once, and quality suffered. At the end of the day I think their only stand out games ended up being the first two seasons of Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and Tales from the Borderlands. Not a terrible track record but out of a dozen or so projects it's not great.



#18048 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2059 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:20 PM

They have a pirate quiz on ms rewards that said +70 earlier now it’s +10 but won’t register as completed for me either way, they really need to get their shit together.


It actually had both points on mine - 70 in the upper part of the panel and 20 in the lower and I didnt get either added.

#18049 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13075 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:47 PM

the problem is cheap people who didnt buy enough telltale games and not enough marketing/pr. like barely anyone knows the walking dead collection is a remaster thats pretty amazing.

 

i wonder if microsoft considers buying them. cant be too expensive and would add a lot of content if theres good licensing contracts telltale made.

It sounds more like the problem was they were an indie developer who wanted to be a AAA developer, but had no idea how to do it and were just seeking large licenses while barely keeping up with their current workload. And really The Walking Dead remaster was hardly worth advertising, it was just a cash grab with same basic gameplay and slight graphical enchancements for a game still using a decade plus old engine.

 

And they're down to a skeleton crew of what was once 300 some people to 25 people just now trying to finish the last season of Walking Dead and then they out. There's nothing for Microsoft to buy even if they somehow wanted to,



#18050 M-10  

Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:48 PM

is this rewards stuff really worth it? 70 points is like about $0.05 right? Wouldnt you make more money by focusing your attention on something productive every day for 5 minutes instead? and maybe working like an hour a month? that would be about $15 and probably more than rewards will give you? just saying....

Why not do both?



#18051 braiiins  

Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:54 PM

It's disappointing that they squandered the potential they showed the first season of Walking Dead. Especially with the past reports that it was shit-tier management the drove much of the original talent away.

I wonder if them not updating the engine also had a decent effect on the situation. Seeing how iffy some of the newer games would run at times makes me imagine making changes to mechanics and such that could potentially draw fans back in may be difficult. 



#18052 ohhellnaw  

ohhellnaw

Posted 21 September 2018 - 09:00 PM

the problem is cheap people who didnt buy enough telltale games and not enough marketing/pr. like barely anyone knows the walking dead collection is a remaster thats pretty amazing.

i wonder if microsoft considers buying them. cant be too expensive and would add a lot of content if theres good licensing contracts telltale made.



It may have something to do with the horrible engine they have used for years. They stated not long ago that they were looking into new engines and being more 'focused' on each project within a team instead of out sourcing each section.

#18053 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4853 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2018 - 09:35 PM



#18054 Donken   President CAGiversary!   3243 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2018 - 09:55 PM

I just thought the mechanics in the games was boring. I play the free ones from GWG but I'm not willing to spend money on that slow gameplay that puts me to sleep, I needed more to do to keep me engaged.

#18055 .Beowulf  

Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:00 PM

is this rewards stuff really worth it? 70 points is like about $0.05 right? Wouldnt you make more money by focusing your attention on something productive every day for 5 minutes instead? and maybe working like an hour a month? that would be about $15 and probably more than rewards will give you? just saying....

I've pretty much been entirely funding my game purchases and live for a couple years by getting all the reward points possible

 

so there is that



#18056 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   542 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:13 PM

I just thought the mechanics in the games was boring. I play the free ones from GWG but I'm not willing to spend money on that slow gameplay that puts me to sleep, I needed more to do to keep me engaged.

My sentiments exactly. I bought TWD 1 on sale after everyone and their cousin hyped it up and I was completely let down. Lee and Clementine were well developed characters, and that’s about all I can say about the series. I played TWD2 when it was GWG on the 360, and didn’t like it at all. And over the course of a TA competition I replayed the X1 versions of both, and I honestly couldn’t remember playing the originals.

In fact, the only memorable moment I can recall from a TellTale game is the big finger gun shootout from Tales From The Borderlands. That was too damn funny
https://youtu.be/26y9H2ZLf0w

#18057 The Masked Heel  

The Masked Heel

Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:14 PM

I guess that explains while Telltale and The Wolf Among Us was trending on Twitter. This is a shame, it was one of the few developers I liked as I didn't have to worry about multiplayer, lootboxes, etc mucking up my gaming experience in their games.



#18058 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:15 PM

is this rewards stuff really worth it? 70 points is like about $0.05 right? Wouldnt you make more money by focusing your attention on something productive every day for 5 minutes instead? and maybe working like an hour a month? that would be about $15 and probably more than rewards will give you? just saying....

Takes like 5 seconds to do the quiz and who's to say people aren’t doing these while at work?

Your post probably took longer to make than the quiz so maybe you should be doing something productive instead of posting on here by that logic.

Then this guy has the nerve to say “cheap people” not buying telltale games while simultaneously on a site called cheapassgamer.

#18059 Donken   President CAGiversary!   3243 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:28 PM

I guess that explains while Telltale and The Wolf Among Us was trending on Twitter. This is a shame, it was one of the few developers I like as I didn't have to worry about multiplayer, lootboxes, etc mucking up my gaming experience in their games.


So I guess loot boxes and multiplayer skins keeps you in business.

#18060 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:35 PM

This had to be some kind of mismanagement it seemed like their games sold like hot cakes