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#61 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14869 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:02 PM

Having just joined the triple-platform club, PS4 is still our main gaming platform, always will be. X1 is there to play 4k movies, exclusives, and backwards compatible games whenever nostalgia strikes. Then there's Switch: still not sure what to do with it as we've only purchased games for it that are exclusive, with the exception of a few indie games. Knowing myself, I won't play it mobile but the GF will so for me: it's just a party machine. When friends are over, the couch co-op games will come out and I'll be able to finally play Bravely Default Octopath Traveler on the big screen.

 

They just have their separate uses and niches, which is all that I expect of them.



#62 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:04 PM

It's not just graphics and frame rate that the Xbox One X is the best at. It also has the fastest load times which is more important to me. I just started playing Skyrim on Xbox One X and it loads much faster.

Anyway, I am hoping that the Astro is the Zelda one so I can price match at Target.

#63 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3120 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:07 PM

If you have a 4K TV the difference in games on X1X vs Pro is much more noticeable than PS3 vs 360.

I had RDR2 on ps4 pre ordered for months. Get the deal on the X1X with RDR2... after the 12 hour install, 5 minutes in i could tell there was a big difference betweenps4 pro and X1X.

#64 Renzler   Dude CAGiversary!   1885 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:58 PM


Gotta say the switch pro controller i like, but the + and home button layout is too close for me. I hit home on accident or have to look down and make sure im pressing the right one.

And the buttons being swapped... gets me all the time.


This happens to me all the time

#65 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2876 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

romeogbs19

Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:21 PM

Having just joined the triple-platform club, PS4 is still our main gaming platform, always will be. X1 is there to play 4k movies, exclusives, and backwards compatible games whenever nostalgia strikes. Then there's Switch: still not sure what to do with it as we've only purchased games for it that are exclusive, with the exception of a few indie games. Knowing myself, I won't play it mobile but the GF will so for me: it's just a party machine. When friends are over, the couch co-op games will come out and I'll be able to finally play Bravely Default Octopath Traveler on the big screen.

 

They just have their separate uses and niches, which is all that I expect of them.

As a Wii U owner last generation and one who doesn't play much handheld (I do have a 3DS), I've not been much interested in the Switch. I think a lot of this though is because I barely have time to play much so when I do, it's the PS4 due to its AAA quality and exclusive experiences. I've always had a soft spot for Nintendo but I've been no fan of where they recently took the Zelda series (Breath of the Wild IMHO was boring and not what I wanted in Zelda). I'm sure Mario Odyssey is awesome but won't buy it for that alone. There are a few upcoming games I'm interested in but I can easily wait many years with the backlog and lack of time I have.

 

In earnest, the PS4 may well be the last console I buy. With less and less time and me losing interest in games (except for the artistry of it), I find too much to play/choose from with PS4 alone.



#66 DarthPwner  

Posted 30 December 2018 - 12:09 AM

Xbox One X + Elite controller > ALL

#67 dontBlink86  

dontBlink86

Posted 30 December 2018 - 12:31 AM

Is the cycle for Battlefield usually about two years before it starts being dirt cheap and the dlc is given away? I'd like to play Battlefield V, but I've been burned the last two times purchasing the game just before it hits about $15 and then purchasing the DLC passes just before they start going out for free.


The gameplay DLC for this one is all free.

#68 Rick Astley  

Rick Astley

Posted 30 December 2018 - 02:43 AM

Remember when Microsoft was planning on not letting us play used games? Yeah, just be happy with what we have now
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#69 DarthPwner  

Posted 30 December 2018 - 03:08 AM

Someone make a new thread if theres any price glitch on the astro headsets again! 😮

#70 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3120 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 30 December 2018 - 03:40 AM

Remember when Microsoft was planning on not letting us play used games? Yeah, just be happy with what we have now

 

I boycotted the Xbox One for the longest time because of that, even after they realized they screwed up and backtracked.



#71 7String   7 string rules Silenced   492 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2018 - 04:06 AM

I boycotted the Xbox One for the longest time because of that, even after they realized they screwed up and backtracked.

had no idea MS was that stupid early on to try that, ignored for good reaso n apparently

Now I think it’s all you want for one subscription(x1 pass?)

#72 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3606 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 04:26 AM

The reason I have zero interest in Xbox is entirely due to the library. It has absolutely no exclusives that I want, in stark contrast to Sony and Nintendo.

#73 Renzler   Dude CAGiversary!   1885 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2018 - 05:39 AM

How about this for a non-deal talk:

BB still hadn't shipped my copy of Assassin's Creed Odyssey since ordering it on Nov 17th. They told me 12/21 latest, and it's still not here. I contacted them 4 times about it and they are delaying canceling at this point, too, because it's technically marked as shipped but the "carrier never picked it up" (aka Best Buy lost it).

How do I escalate this? Office of CEO? FTC complaint?

#74 toasterMekong  

toasterMekong

Posted 30 December 2018 - 05:41 AM

Xbox One X + Elite controller > ALL


“When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer.“

#75 SideQuestsSuck  

SideQuestsSuck

Posted 30 December 2018 - 05:54 AM

Does anyone know if TV purchases fall within Best Buy's extended date "Holiday Return and Exchange Guarantee" to mid-January? It says "major appliances" are excluded, but I'm guessing that means washers, dryers and fridges, not TV's?



#76 srac84  

Posted 30 December 2018 - 06:10 AM

Does anyone know if TV purchases fall within Best Buy's extended date "Holiday Return and Exchange Guarantee" to mid-January? It says "major appliances" are excluded, but I'm guessing that means washers, dryers and fridges, not TV's?

 

you can chat with them and ask..shouldn't take too long to get an answer..

 

 

also hellblade on xbox one is taking forever to update..the ps4 version already updated.



#77 Rick Astley  

Rick Astley

Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:29 AM

Just got hellblade. Really missing gcu right now. I could wait till GameStop gets pre owned copies of hellblade so I can get it for under $20 with elite and cag16 but I think I’ll just get it now

#78 douglasmcc   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   324 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:47 AM

Just got hellblade. Really missing gcu right now. I could wait till GameStop gets pre owned copies of hellblade so I can get it for under $20 with elite and cag16 but I think I’ll just get it now

 

Any idea why the XBOX One version of Hellblade is still ringing up as 29.99?  Both versions were suppose to be on sale.



#79 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:51 AM

Do we know which versions of the Astro headsets are 20% off yet?

Edit, I just checked and the Zelda is not part of the sale. Oh well.

#80 3rdbass   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   725 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2018 - 08:20 AM

PS4 is my my go to system and i have the first pro. I was tempted to get an X when they had the trade in specials a couple months ago but I never play my XBOX One S. I just use it for 4K movie watching. I play some multiplats but most of my games are exclusive and Sony kills XBOX in a landslide when it comes to that. Love Bloodborne, God of War, Until Dawn, Uncharted 4 and LL and looking forward to play Detroit. Spiderman and Horizon are decent but not my favorite. I'm looking forward to the Last of US 2 as I'm a big Naughty Dog fan as I play Uncharted 4 MP every day. I have some Xbox exclusives but none of them reviewed well except for Sunset Overdrive which wasn't my type of game. I hate the XBOX controller(too heavy) and UI(too confusing) compared to playstation. I don't care for gamepass as I only play a few games a year and Backwards compatibility is not a huge feature for me as I rarely play older games. If I did I can just play them on my older systems which I keep. Sony is killing XBOX sales wise with the reason being better exclusives coupled with the online all time system requirement PR debacle XBOX had at the beginning of the gen and higher initial price.



#81 ck0  

Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:24 AM

Devil May Cry 5 xbox console exclusive demo! Dust off the Xbox One X...

E105 error. Cannot boot to dash, cannot factory reset. After research, it turns out this is the equivalent to the Xbox 360's Red Ring of Death. Luckily I had two months before MS warranty expired. While my launch PS4 Pro (my main console) still running fine and quiet.

Xbox dashboard cluttered, slow, confusing & unintuitive (different shaped tiles), and filled with ads. Ads? Don't bring that bullshit here.

But the primary reason PS4 is still my main (besides exclusives,ecosystem,etc) is the ability to back up your gamesaves to USB/PC. Doesn't matter how many save slots a game might provide, it's not enough. If I want to go back and replay the great Battle of Kaer Morhen, in a massive game like The Witcher 3, I can. Can't do that on the Xbox One because you can't transfer saves that way, and the cloud bullshit doesn't allow such management of multiple saves.

And that trumps any minor graphical increases from the PS4 Pro-X1X. Microsoft is full of bluster when it comes to touting features, but from a consumer experience, they are quite insidious in their approach.

#82 srac84  

Posted 30 December 2018 - 01:00 PM

Looks like hellblade for Xbox one is not part of the sale? Not in the ad either

#83 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   12301 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

strait edge follower

Posted 30 December 2018 - 02:02 PM

15.99 with gcu for hellblade is a no brained for me ! At this point I don’t know why EA won’t just drop the msrp of battlefield as it’s constantly 30 every week lol.

Kingdom hearts a month away !!!!!!! 15 years of wait finally comes to an end ❤️❤️❤️

#84 Kristaps Schwartzingis  

Kristaps Schwartzingis

Posted 30 December 2018 - 03:50 PM

Go check 25000+ reply thread dumbass. Plenty of people loving Xbox One Xs (where Hellblade looks and plays better).

 

LOLLLL my dude went hard in the paint! Xbox X >>>> all the other underpowered shitboxes. Only a high powered PC can compete with it. AND WHAT



#85 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13146 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2018 - 04:03 PM

LA Noire - $14.99 (PS4, XB1) and $19.99 (Switch) before GCU.



#86 IFlyRC80   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   791 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2018 - 04:10 PM

To everybody complaining about the stickers, heat them up a little with a hair dryer then slowly peel the sticker off. The heat releases the adhesive. It may leave some residue behind but rubbing alcohol can take care of that.

#87 Pig   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   255 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2018 - 04:16 PM

The reason I have zero interest in Xbox is entirely due to the library. It has absolutely no exclusives that I want, in stark contrast to Sony and Nintendo.

Right? Like I get there may be some differences in performance, but how can you argue for a console with almost no exclusives when you are presented with such excellent games like Spiderman, God of War, and Horizon are objectively awesome games.

 

More subjective you have stuff like Until Dawn, Detroit, Last of Us, Last Guardian, and so many more. 

 

We havent even gotten on the subject of amazing PSVR games like Astro Bot.

 

Xbox has what? Sunset Overdrive? Halo 5? Rare Replay? I've owned every relevant console in the last 4 generations so I'm not playing some fanboy card but couldn't you almost do without an Xbox and just have a PC these days?



#88 CyborgNinja  

CyborgNinja

Posted 30 December 2018 - 04:54 PM

The only reason this. “console war” even started in this thread was because someone said that the Xbox One was “obsolete”. I play all the platforms and have all the consoles in my house (though the Switch is technically my son’s).

Sony has kicked ass in exclusives this gen. I only prefer to play on my “obsolete” X1X because it just plays multilplatform games better and I like the controller. I also own way more multiplatform games and love the Forza Horizon series.

GamePass is also fantastic.


No, what happen was...

1.) someone said rather than pay $20/$16 for Hellblade, pay $70 for a year of games, including this one (which is what a good CAG would do)
2.) someone else said the service is great but who actually owns or still uses an Xbox (which actually probably started the console war)
3.) you got your fee fees SUPER hurt and called said person a derogatory name
4.) I said 2nd commenter was not wrong because my ps4 and switch have rendered MY Xbox obsolete (as others have mentioned)

The switch is my #1 console because I travel for work and mostly play sp games (friends are busy, married, have kids...). The ps4 is #2 because their exclusives are better and rather than split my library, I buy any non-switch multiplats for it (if it craps out, I'll just buy a new one. If my Xbox were to crap out, I'll just wait until the next version). I've used my Xbox for Halo 5 (which was meh), Ryse (which was ok, if not super repetitive), FH2 (FH1 was better imo), Sunset OD (which I actually liked a lot, barring the glitch on the last level that plays the audio of the ending but the screen is just a whiteout) and DVDs/Blu-Rays (MC Collection, Dead Rising 3, Quantum Break, and FH3 are all still shrink wrapped).

I'm not saying you don't enjoy your console, I'm saying the 2nd posters experience matched mine (and a lot of other posters on here, apparently...). And so MY Xbox has basically become useless.

#89 Strange Aeons   CAG Lurker CAGiversary!   27 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Strange Aeons

Posted 30 December 2018 - 05:19 PM

I thought this was a Best Buy weekly sales thread.
Don't know how I stumbled onto a GameFAQs message board.

Anyway, I really wanted Hellblade for the Xbox One but now I may just pick it up for the PS4 since I'm too damn impatient to wait for another sale. Though I do feel like it's bound to drop back to $19.99 again soon enough, right?

#90 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14869 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2018 - 06:20 PM

As a Wii U owner last generation and one who doesn't play much handheld (I do have a 3DS), I've not been much interested in the Switch. I think a lot of this though is because I barely have time to play much so when I do, it's the PS4 due to its AAA quality and exclusive experiences. I've always had a soft spot for Nintendo but I've been no fan of where they recently took the Zelda series (Breath of the Wild IMHO was boring and not what I wanted in Zelda). I'm sure Mario Odyssey is awesome but won't buy it for that alone. There are a few upcoming games I'm interested in but I can easily wait many years with the backlog and lack of time I have.

 

In earnest, the PS4 may well be the last console I buy. With less and less time and me losing interest in games (except for the artistry of it), I find too much to play/choose from with PS4 alone.

I'm finding myself lacking the desire to play much these days, even when I have time to. Sony is resting on their laurels again and have done nothing to shake things up with their studio's games. The Last of Us was the last time I can think where they truly set the world on fire for a bit and the sequel will just go with the flow as God of War did. High praise, nothing new. Days Gone is a lost cause, dead on arrival and I see nothing ahead but a new console and more of the same old shit. I think I've become jaded with storytelling taking a focus in games, which is why buggy ass games with virtually no story like FO76 get my attention simply for the fact that it's sandbox and lets me do whatever I want in a MP setting.

 

I want freedom to explore and have fun not looking forward to a story being rammed down my throat. In short, JUST LET ME PLAY THE FUCKING GAMES.