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#18091 Burning Karma   A tempest must be just that CAGiversary!   966 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Burning Karma

Posted 23 September 2019 - 02:11 AM

Last week's episode of What's Good Games has a pretty good in-depth discussion about Gears 5:
 
Listen on Soundcloud.com
 
Makes me wish I could get the GF to play co-op on it but its too gory for her. I showed her the Lancer when she asked and she immediately nope'd out of the room.

They really upped the gore in this one. I chuckled a few times when I first started playing campaign at the enemies exploding into bits.

 

Just started playing Escape today with randos. Seemed like a decent mode but not sure I can keep playing with randoms. That said, if anyone is looking to play some Horde/ Escape, hit me up! I don't really have anyone to play these modes with. :cry:



#18092 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3186 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 23 September 2019 - 02:38 AM

Well, did my first 50 wave run through of Gears 5 with a bunch of random's and one CPU. Man, it makes a huge difference playing a game where the one building is an actual engineer and not some jackass constantly building normal barricades. That and I really wish Jack had some kinda execution, I mean it's still fun electrocuting people until they explode, but was really hoping he'd have a finisher where he angrily just sits on someone and they explode.Also curious, but is there no Brumak/Swarmak or evil helicopter in this one for boss fights in this one? Or at least unless we get some for the seasonal updates.


I haven’t gone online with it in over a week but I wasn’t able to figure out how to easily select an engineer character last time I played. That was my favorite class in gears 4 and I was really frustrated they got rid of the class system.

#18093 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14929 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 23 September 2019 - 02:49 AM

I haven’t gone online with it in over a week but I wasn’t able to figure out how to easily select an engineer character last time I played. That was my favorite class in gears 4 and I was really frustrated they got rid of the class system.

There are only two engineers and that's Del and the female Spartan from Halo Reach. You can press start or whatever the hell the button is called on the main screen and I believe can preselect there for the character in the customization option. If not just when you go to Horde and it takes you to the lobby, I believe just place the cursor over the character and press either the shoulder buttons or left or right on the d-pad to select your character. Unless both are taken in which case send them a passive aggressive message saying it's fine and you wanted to be playing as Marcus anyways.



#18094 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   600 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 23 September 2019 - 04:16 AM

PSA to those doing the 10K quest: For the first 500 points part, apparently anything over 500 will NOT count towards the remaining 9500. I had 490 (didn’t know it), got a 40 point achievement, and my first step says “530/500”. Checked off that and the points, got my 500 points, and now the third step still says “0/9500”. So I guess shoot for as close to 500 as you can to maximize your earnings if you’re going for it.

#18095 aenima122  

aenima122

Posted 23 September 2019 - 04:37 AM

There are only two engineers and that's Del and the female Spartan from Halo Reach.


Seriously, that's who the engineers are? Then that one rando I played with was a complete asshat! Went 1-50 and the guy playing Del just kept run & gunning while collecting a bunch of energy and not using any of it, that I could tell. Ended up with about 90k just stockpiled.

#18096 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   1237 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2019 - 07:00 AM

What's the active CAG crew for Gears Pop?  I see there's CAG XB and CAG XB2, which are both full, as well as CAG Gears and CAG Clan, which only have 5/50 members.

I haven't played in about a week but I'm in the XB2 group. It seems like either people don't play much, all stopped playing, or just play at different times. I'd be lucky to find someone to do horde mode with whenever I played. I know I've said it multiple times but restricting horde mode to only being between group members is only hurting it. 

 

After buying the Gears 5 controller followed by the Purple Fortnite controller the gears controller is superior in every way. That purple is barely visible and it doesn’t have the hand or trigger grips.

I'm a little bummed with the quality but I'm hoping the fortnite code will get me the majority of my money back. If it hadn't come with that I wouldn't have picked it up.

 

Spoilers for OT talk.

 

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#18097 PatFortenbaugh   ALL GLORY TO THE GAME PASS CAGiversary!   1062 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

PatFortenbaugh

Posted 23 September 2019 - 02:55 PM

Now for the threads most important post............ games completed in 2019 so far......... 9 :/



Tryin my best to get the most achievements among friends but Jess Stryker is a fucking animal. Follow em if you want to feel like your gamer score ain’t shit 🤣

#18098 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14929 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 23 September 2019 - 03:09 PM

Seriously, that's who the engineers are? Then that one rando I played with was a complete asshat! Went 1-50 and the guy playing Del just kept run & gunning while collecting a bunch of energy and not using any of it, that I could tell. Ended up with about 90k just stockpiled.

Yeah, I think that guy was being a dick for the sake of being a dick than. Also there's only one scout in the whole mode (Kait), which drives me insane because that was my preferred class in 4, but people seem to constantly pick her then leave the game so all the more reason I've taken up robot Jesus as my main instead.

 

Also I do wish the game gave an icon next to each character so you'd know what class they are like in the last one as oppose to having me learn like some kinda nerd.

 

One more thing, I wish Gears did something like driveatars from Forza where it picks up the play style of friends in Horde so I don't have to rush out and constantly save the dumb AI who doesn't understand the whole hunker down and wait in later rounds.

 

Now for the threads most important post............ games completed in 2019 so far......... 9 :/

I "Think" I beat 15. I "think"? Though only ones I recall beating this year so far are Tokyo Mirage Sessions and Super Hot. Even than I've bought 98 games this year so far! I'll beat everything, you'll see! HAHAHAHAHAHA....

 

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#18099 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14929 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 23 September 2019 - 04:05 PM

And looks like new Arkham game imminent? WB Games Montreal who made Arkham Origins tweeted a NON SUSPICIOUS 30 second clip of a building being shined on with the Bat signal.

 

 

Which when SLOWED DOWN and ENCHANCED shows this...

 



#18100 Deadpool   I club baby seals CAGiversary!   2536 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2019 - 05:53 PM

It's one of the shorter games on the list as well, but the minimum is two playthroughs for all the achievements. About 5-7 hours for the first and if you got all the EASILY MISSABLE collectables in the first run, then about 2-3 hours for the second playthrough. I screwed up and used trueachievement's collectable guide. While it was thorough (there are some items in ridiculous hiding spots), the guide spoiled every single jump scare and plot point. It kind of ruined the immersion, but it's my own fault.

 

I noticed the opening screens of the game mention binaural audio. Usually this type of audio works best with in-ear headphones and gives an amazing 3D audio effect. For my second playthrough I am going to have to make sure to try it out. If you've never checked out binaural audio, put some in-ear headphones on and play the following video. It will be super pleasing to you ASMR freaks ;)

 

Holy hell!



#18101 bstringbean  

bstringbean

Posted 23 September 2019 - 06:35 PM

10% cash back on Digital movies and TV shows and 3.5% cash back on game purchases made on Microsoft/Xbox store via Rakuten/Ebates. 10% is today only.



#18102 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1260 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2019 - 06:36 PM

I’ve never played any horde mode until this game, mostly because I’d always wait for a deep discount on the games and by then I felt like it was too late to get into it. But I’m really loving it. So far I’ve been playing mostly as the Halo robot character Kat. I don’t know if I’m doing it right but it seems effective. I usually lockdown the area around the fabricator with fences and turrets covering each point of entry and leave the rest of the map unfortified. Then upgrade. I find that once I get to the later levels I spend most of my time just upkeeping my fortifications so I don’t want them too far out where I can’t get to them

#18103 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4404 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2019 - 07:07 PM

Wife and I started Borderlands 3 last night, super fun again! We played 2 and all the DLC before. She wanted the Gunner so I did Beastmaster. We only played for an hour so I’m level 4 but I’m liking it so far!

#18104 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2792 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2019 - 07:38 PM

$100 Xbox card is only $85 today at Rakuten with today's coupon.



#18105 even13flow   Founder of GamerNation CAGiversary!   736 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2019 - 08:01 PM

I'm probably the only person on this thread wishing for a sale on Madden NFL 20. Free to play weekend got me hooked and I can't wait for it to hit the vault

#18106 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3140 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

elitewillie

Posted 23 September 2019 - 08:08 PM

$100 Xbox card is only $85 today at Rakuten with today's coupon.

What coupon? Might stock.up

#18107 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3077 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 23 September 2019 - 08:10 PM

What coupon? Might stock.up

SAVE15 at checkout, you can use it on the Switch Lite also, not that I'm tempted by that...



#18108 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3140 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

elitewillie

Posted 23 September 2019 - 08:12 PM

SAVE15 at checkout, you can use it on the Switch Lite also, not that I'm tempted by that...

I'm am too for my daughter. Thank you

#18109 MsMaroon  

Posted 23 September 2019 - 08:25 PM

SAVE15 at checkout, you can use it on the Switch Lite also, not that I'm tempted by that...

I had zero plans to buy a Lite, but for $170 I had to do it. :(



#18110 sethrhf   The Watcher CAGiversary!   451 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2019 - 08:34 PM

$100 Xbox card is only $85 today at Rakuten with today's coupon.

Awesome.  I was waiting for a coupon. They gave me $15 in free points last week, so I was finally able to get a $25 card on sale.



#18111 chriscolbert   Everything right is wrong again CAGiversary!   3500 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

chriscolbert

Posted 23 September 2019 - 09:15 PM

Anyone have a link for a Switch Lite on Rakuten? I've never tried to search that site before and my God it's a mess.

#18112 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2792 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2019 - 09:19 PM

Anyone have a link for a Switch Lite on Rakuten? I've never tried to search that site before and my God it's a mess.

They have been sold out for awhile now after the deal got tweeted out:

 

https://www.cheapass...dy-via-rakuten/



#18113 chriscolbert   Everything right is wrong again CAGiversary!   3500 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

chriscolbert

Posted 23 September 2019 - 09:29 PM

They have been sold out for awhile now after the deal got tweeted out:

https://www.cheapass...dy-via-rakuten/

Makes sense. I saw that but given the timeframe people were commenting in here I was hoping there was something I was missing. Thanks.

#18114 idogames  

idogames

Posted 23 September 2019 - 10:07 PM

Wow, I really hate the new Rakuten site. Maybe I'm just getting old, but it's so much more difficult to navigate than I'm used to.

#18115 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4446 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2019 - 10:14 PM

I predict a great sale tonight!!

#18116 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   2051 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

MrRidickulous

Posted 23 September 2019 - 10:15 PM

I'm probably the only person on this thread wishing for a sale on Madden NFL 20. Free to play weekend got me hooked and I can't wait for it to hit the vault


Same, the consumer in me is like just buy it but the cag in me was like, that shit’s going to be free with my eaaccess.

#18117 JammerFi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   223 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2019 - 10:38 PM

FYI - link for the Rakuten $100 Xbox gift card (remember SAVE15 code at checkout)

 

https://www.rakuten..../4251404501600/



#18118 even13flow   Founder of GamerNation CAGiversary!   736 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2019 - 10:51 PM

Same, the consumer in me is like just buy it but the cag in me was like, that shit’s going to be free with my eaaccess.


Might be the one thing I buy physical if it doesn't go on sale digitally tonight. That way when it hits the vault I can dump it at GameStop and recoup a few bucks

#18119 Rockabye   Been around CAGiversary!   515 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2019 - 11:07 PM

As a veteran of buying the fall slate of sports games both pre- and post-EA Access:

  • Buying physically and then trading in (or selling on Craigslist) upon digital availability or sale within a few months is usually the move (though FIFA generally keeps value better than most and late into the summer)
  • There has almost always been a $40 price point somewhere for physical games before Black Friday (TRU and Target perpetually had B2G1s that I would nab Madden/NHL/2K at)
  • I'd be a bit surprised if there aren't $30-35 physical price points for Black Friday somewhere
  • You'll be waiting until at least the Super Bowl for Madden to enter the Vault, and likely later for the rest; NHL was only available as early as it was last year because of GWG, and FIFA notoriously takes forever to enter the Vault
  • If you only care about the single-player stuff and not Ultimate Team/MyTeam, obviously take your time; there will be some sort of online player base for regs when you get to the game


#18120 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6311 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2019 - 12:07 AM

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