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#4201 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   2008 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

MrRidickulous

Posted 04 March 2019 - 03:39 PM

https://twitter.com/...4666978305?s=21


Gamers complain about these games then sign up for them in mass.

#4202 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4205 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:07 PM

Gamers complain about these games then sign up for them in mass.

I have a theory that the online complainers about video games/politics/whatever else, are actually the vocal minority.

 

I haven't liked any of the other BR games, but Apex Legends has its hooks in me, I am level 25 on PC now and 23 on Xbox. I love that it has no down time. You drop hot and lose in 30 seconds, just jump right back in and your in a match again within another minute. I'm sure if they lose players that time will get longer, but for now it's been great finding matches. Occasionally I will have a teammate disconnect or something but for the most part it's been great.



#4203 Bowie88   Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster CAGiversary!   371 Posts   Joined 2.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:11 PM

how does that work if you have both a PS4 and XBox One? Which ever console fires up the game first? I have South Park Fractured But Whole installed on my XBox One but haven't started it. Guess I could load it up tonight and then redeem everything for that.


After picking what game you want to spend them on, there's a drop down menu to pick what console version you want to use them on. All available console versions will show, not just ones you've used, so you can pick and choose where the reward goes.

#4204 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   8214 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:13 PM

After picking what game you want to spend them on, there's a drop down menu to pick what console version you want to use them on. All available console versions will show, not just ones you've used, so you can pick and choose where the reward goes.

Thanks.  I grabbed all the AC Odyssey stuff as I started that game on XBox over a month ago.  It didn't ask.  Wasn't sure how it would work with a game I didn't start.  Will go through in a bit and grab everything for South Park FBW on Xbox.  



#4205 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3100 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:18 PM

Weird. Shows up perfectly fine for me on my iPhone.

Shows up 50% of the time on my iPhone. Refresh generally shows it.
Safari on my Mac.... hardly ever.

#4206 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4407 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:36 PM

I have a lot of fun with Apex but I need to take a break and play something else at least until the battle pass comes out. Was going for all the achievements to add some goals for myself besides trying to win and have two left and only one will be annoying.

Same, I'm surprised they didn't have one near ready when they launched. I expected it after about two weeks. I keep seeing speculation EA might have tried to push the game out the door to soften the blow of Anthem's impending botched reception. I don't know if I buy that. 

 

I think Apex has drawn in a lot of players that weren't big on battle royale before so a good amount of people are having a lot of fun with just the gameplay and basic skins and stuff. For me I've just gotten used to grinding challenges for over a year on Fortnite, had the year(?) of basic PUBG gameplay (and bad optimization) before that, and am honestly a bit burned out on cosmetic lootboxes after Overwatch/Gears 4/Halo 5. While Apex is very fun, I just think I need some kind of progression or whatever to go with it.



#4207 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5671 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

whitereflection

Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:37 PM

If anyone played the Black Desert beta, enjoyed it, but didn't want to buy the prelaunch edition, the base game with no frills is out now for $9.99. It's a really grindy game, but being an MMO, you'll still get a lot of content. There aren't many console MMOs to choose from anyway, and this one is pretty at least.

#4208 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9810 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:41 PM

Don't forget that if you play alot of Ubisoft games you most likely have "units" from played games and at end of this month said "units" will expire.

https://welcome.club.ubisoft.com/

Just curious where you are seeing that these units are expiring? Can’t find anything about that. I have 610 to burn.

Edit: just found this. Looks like it’s only the ones that you earned two years ago that expire. Then they will continue to roll off 24 months after you earned them.

Spoiler


#4209 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:48 PM

I have a theory that the online complainers about video games/politics/whatever else, are actually the vocal minority.

 

I haven't liked any of the other BR games, but Apex Legends has its hooks in me, I am level 25 on PC now and 23 on Xbox. I love that it has no down time. You drop hot and lose in 30 seconds, just jump right back in and your in a match again within another minute. I'm sure if they lose players that time will get longer, but for now it's been great finding matches. Occasionally I will have a teammate disconnect or something but for the most part it's been great.

Not much of a theory when it's the truth. Twitter and pretty much every online forum/community will always be the minority.



#4210 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   1192 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:52 PM

Apex


I saw speculation/leaked info with the new character leaks that the battle pass was going to come on the 15th but not sure how valid that info is. If that's the case I'd imagine they'd announce it some time this week though. I know I've said it before but I'm very curious to see how they do the pass and whether it's mostly lootboxes as rewards, if they'll give specific battle pass cosmetics as rewards like the other games, or a mix of both.

I wasn't big of fortnite, played a match or two when it first came out and then about an hour during the thanos event and stopped when I got a win, think the building aspect just wasn't my thing. PUBG I enjoy but only when playing with friends, think it can get too tense playing alone/with randoms. Apex I'm enjoying playing solo and think the fact that it's more fast paced and that I've played a ton of titanfall 1 and 2 helps.

#4211 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4205 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 05:21 PM

I’ve been playing in a group on PC and solo on Xbox. Don’t take this offensively but when I play solo on PC my teammates are almost always better at the game then when I’m solo on Xbox. I would love to play with a few of you on Xbox to get wins with characters I don’t have wins with yet.

The other night I was trying to get a win with Lifeline, I got paired with 2 guys that had matching clan tags so I thought they might be good. Nope, they were awful, wandering around not picking up better armor when I would ping it, etc. I downed two squads by myself but one of them was the 2nd to last squad so then the last squad downed us while I was healing my shields after the previous fight. I only blame myself, I should have taken off running to get to cover after that 2nd to last fight before healing.

I would love to play with some CAGs and see if we can knock out achievements. GT: DonkenG

#4212 Touch3  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 05:23 PM

http://www.thestufinside.com/

 

Reminder that today is another chance to get a 7 Day Game Pass code from Oreo.  You don't need to have a cookie, you don't need to allow camera access.  There will be an option to play without using your camera.



#4213 Sielanas  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 05:31 PM

Oh, I burned through my Ubi units because, oh well. Got some Odyssey rewards among them because like you I'll likely buy at some price point despite barely touching Origins yet.

#4214 kcobra22  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 05:31 PM

ok if you're having trouble with twitter embedding on this site:

 

on desktop chrome: go to settings > scroll down to advanced >in "privacy" click on content settings > cookies > Allow > put in platform.twitter.com

 

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mobile: if your mobile browser has any tracking protection, you might have to disable it or see if you can whitelist sites.



#4215 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   945 Posts   Joined 2.4 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 04 March 2019 - 05:43 PM

to buy or not to buy Black Desert? anyone play it? $10 dont seem too bad for it



#4216 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:10 PM

to buy or not to buy Black Desert? anyone play it? $10 dont seem too bad for it

I dabbled a little on the PC and tried the beta, but I had a friend that went off the deep end with it. It's your standard mmo-fare through and through. The issue that arises is when you start getting to endgame stuff. The way to progress is to constantly upgrade your gear, which requires (1) a ton of grinding, (2) rare materials, and (3) the willingness to risk losing your stuff when the upgrade fails. That being said, no idea if any of that has been re-balanced recently in general or for the Xbox version.

 

Edit: I forgot to mention some of this can be circumvented by sinking money into it. However, it gets really pricey after a bit.



#4217 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   676 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:16 PM

DoA6 update: They've changed the costume unlock launch bonus (that runs until March 14) to be 100x the normal rate.  At 100x it feels normal.

 

Apex: I have every achievement except for the gold armor+helmet one (rarely find either).  Waiting on the battle pass.



#4218 MykelxKnight   King CAGiversary!   2003 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

MykelxKnight

Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:24 PM

to buy or not to buy Black Desert? anyone play it? $10 dont seem too bad for it

how you getting it for $10?



#4219 kcobra22  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:29 PM

how you getting it for $10?

https://www.microsof...rt/btpdcjxnfszl

 

they had a "standard edition" for preorder at $30 and now they have another edition out for 10 lol



#4220 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6234 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:31 PM

RIP Luke Perry



#4221 MykelxKnight   King CAGiversary!   2003 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

MykelxKnight

Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:35 PM

https://www.microsof...rt/btpdcjxnfszl

 

they had a "standard edition" for preorder at $30 and now they have another edition out for 10 lol

Ha I didnt buy it because it was $30 now im def in for this appreciate it, been wanting to dabble with this game.



#4222 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1189 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:38 PM

Don't forget that if you play alot of Ubisoft games you most likely have "units" from played games and at end of this month said "units" will expire.

https://welcome.club.ubisoft.com/


Thanks for the heads up. I have 2330 units that will expire. Time to go on a shopping spree (most likely for useless cosmetics and weapon packs)

#4223 Maxx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   294 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:40 PM

http://www.thestufinside.com/

 

Reminder that today is another chance to get a 7 Day Game Pass code from Oreo.  You don't need to have a cookie, you don't need to allow camera access.  There will be an option to play without using your camera.

Thanks for the reminder, I just won the 7 day pass, wonder if it works even if you've been subscribed before.



#4224 Dagolara   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   653 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Dagolara

Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:06 PM

New punch cards in the app:

 

Aftercharge - earn two achievements +200

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - earn two achievements +200

Shadow of the Tomb Raider - earn two achievements +200

New games added in February - earn one achievement +100

ID@Xbox - earn 4 achievements in any ID@Xbox game on gamepass +400

Discover new games - 1 achievement in family games, 1 in recently added click two boxes on the card +20

Complete all quests +500

 

All expire on the 31st

 

After a cursory look Rocket League and The Gardens Between would be the fastest ID games. TGB takes about ~2hr in total to complete, if that and it is quite an enjoyable puzzler.



#4225 briandadude   Vita + Xbox + Switch CAGiversary!   884 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

briandadude

Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:12 PM

A friend had his Xbox console die and was looking for the cheapest Xbox One S without going the pre-owned route... seems like there aren't any great deals right now, does anyone expect a big discount on consoles around Easter or sooner?  I might try and convince him to wait it out, although he is surprisingly into Fallout 76 right now and may not want to be away for too long.  Best I've seen is around $210 from Amazon warehouse for a "damaged packaging" bundle with BFV.

 

Costco : Xbox One S 1TB Bundle with 2 Controllers, Madden 19, FIFA 19 and 3 Month Xbox Game Pass

$249.99 

https://www.costco.c...-S...61198.html



#4226 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   1192 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:13 PM

http://www.thestufinside.com/
 
Reminder that today is another chance to get a 7 Day Game Pass code from Oreo.  You don't need to have a cookie, you don't need to allow camera access.  There will be an option to play without using your camera.

  

Does anyone else have issues with this website? I think 3 of the 5 days I've tried it I get a server connection message and it tells me to refresh the page to try again. After filling out the info again and going to twist the oreo for the first time it says "there's only one twist per a day" so I don't get a reward.

The other night I was trying to get a win with Lifeline, I got paired with 2 guys that had matching clan tags so I thought they might be good.


I've had the same experience. Twice I've been matched up with people with matching clan tags. The first match they played like they had never played before even though they were around level 10. The second time I was the second person to choose my character and they both disconnected as soon as the game started because the clan tag guy that had to choose third wanted to play as the character I chose.

Neither of those times were as frustrating as the other day when the jump master landed in the blue circle so it was crazy and I got killed because the container I landed at only had a pistol. The person that decided to land there ran over to my crate and looked back and forth like they were shaking their head "no" while the other guy just kept looting. It was satisfying to watch them get wiped a minute later.

I usually play at not the best hours, usually between 11pm and 3am eastern, and can't use a mic at that time but am on top of pinging so feel free to add me if you want: Braiiins

#4227 lochdoun   Coast to Coast CAGiversary!   636 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:13 PM

New punch cards in the app:

Aftercharge - earn two achievements +200
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - earn two achievements +200
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - earn two achievements +200
New games added in February - earn one achievement +100
ID@Xbox - earn 4 achievements in any ID@Xbox game on gamepass +400
Discover new games - 1 achievement in family games, 1 in recently added +20
Complete all quests +500

All expire on the 31st

After a cursory look Rocket League and The Gardens Between would be the fastest ID games. TGB takes about ~2hr in total to complete, if that and it is quite an enjoyable puzzler.


Nice, looks like an easy task. I'm glad they did away with specific achievements.

#4228 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2737 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:23 PM

If anyone played the Black Desert beta, enjoyed it, but didn't want to buy the prelaunch edition, the base game with no frills is out now for $9.99. It's a really grindy game, but being an MMO, you'll still get a lot of content. There aren't many console MMOs to choose from anyway, and this one is pretty at least.

I picked it up so far it seems alright, this "node" system and hiring workers is a bit confusing but I'm early. Ha i totally would of waited one more extra day for the $9.99 version if I realized that was going to be an option, but I guess I get a month of buffs.  It's been a long time since I've tried anything even MMO ish and it's been funny watching everyone camp the spawns these first few quests lines, ha the good old days. 

 

Ha I didnt buy it because it was $30 now im def in for this appreciate it, been wanting to dabble with this game.

Yeah I'd say it's pretty safe for $9.99 and no monthly fee, if you have any interest at all. 



#4229 digital wedgies  

digital wedgies

Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:32 PM

Shame on this thread for pushing me to purchase Ass Odyssey gold. I’ve barely touched origins and haven’t finished one since Black Flag but the value just nags at me.

I'm in the same boat as far as my games played / progression goes for assassins creed games but have been playing Odyssey since last week and am loving it!



#4230 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1189 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:36 PM



Does anyone else have issues with this website? I think 3 of the 5 days I've tried it I get a server connection message and it tells me to refresh the page to try again. After filling out the info again and going to twist the oreo for the first time it says "there's only one twist per a day" so I don't get a reward.


Same here. Not sure what to do to fix it