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#21271 sethrhf   The Watcher CAGiversary!   451 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 02:00 AM

Happy to see some Shantae DLC on sale, might pick up the friends pack. Gonna try later on the Xbox to see if it might count toward the BF $40 thing (though I don’t know if I’ll end up spending that much but it’s worth a shot).

 

How’s everyone doing in the 10k/10 days thing? I beat my first 500 through half of Old Man’s Journey (probably gonna finish at some point), Minit (great fun, might go back for more achievements with a guide now that I beat it once by myself), and 2 from Bloodstained - I love a lot of MetroidVania style games but for some reason core Castelvania games have never really done it for me, so I don’t know if I’ll go back to it but it’s an option. Any other good, easy suggestions?

I'm pretty sure dlc doesn't count towards the $40



#21272 sethrhf   The Watcher CAGiversary!   451 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 02:03 AM

Is there any way to check how you received MS points? When I went into the xbox app on Friday I had around 860, went in today and had almost 1700. Dont know how.

The only thing you can check is how many points you received from a purchase aka "Shop and Earn History". Did you buy anything or complete any quest?



#21273 shoethiefrexyk9   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   919 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

shoethiefrexyk9

Posted 26 November 2019 - 02:06 AM

Woo getting my rewards accounts un-suspended list a 105 day streak but looks like it’s in time so I should be able to keep my 24 or so week weekly quest going thankfully. Bad news I’m losing my second account that I saved points up on the send the 5000 monthly points to my “family” they said it was suspended because the accounts were all in my name. Too nervous right now to make a new account in my wife’s names


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#21274 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   600 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 26 November 2019 - 02:11 AM

I'm pretty sure dlc doesn't count towards the $40

 

Thanks for crushing my dreams  :cry:  Just teasing, appreciate the heads up to prepare me for the inevitable disappointment. 



#21275 2ndopp   CAG Assassin CAGiversary!   503 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 02:54 AM

Sweet, I've been waiting for Prison Architect DLC to go on sale since it has 400 points of achievements attached to it. The Full DLC is on sale for $7.99 but if you just want the DLC with achievements, 'Escape Mode' is on sale for $4.49

 

 

For those with 6-Series TCL Tvs or newer, the IPQ calibration app should be out now. I haven't messed around with it because I already calibrated mine with RBG lenses and I like were it's at, but I'll probably test it out soon.

 

https://www.tclusa.c...w8x_WxCD1r2jk_Y

 

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I have to reboot my Xbox one X because it lags once it’s been going for a few days, it’s a weak system but the consoles are 7 years old next year so I’m ready for a hardware upgrade. Yes I know the X is not 7 years old, but it’s still weak compared to where PC is at now. I feel like the Kinect really screwed Xbox this gen so I’m ready for a system that is designed without that gimmick in mind. I’ll probably be in day one for the Scarlett as long as it launches with a game I want to play.

Same. If it launches with Halo it's an instant buy.

We are both playing off identical externals now, but I even tried it off the internal drive with no difference whatsoever. She always loads first. Also, the X does have Sata III while the S just has Sata II.

 

I posted a dozen pages back that I was having issues with long load times and crashes. I finally got fed up and did a factory reset with the option that DOES NOT delete your games or apps. This fixed ALL the lag and loading problems on my X

 

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#21276 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3192 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 26 November 2019 - 03:12 AM

Happy to see some Shantae DLC on sale, might pick up the friends pack. Gonna try later on the Xbox to see if it might count toward the BF $40 thing (though I don’t know if I’ll end up spending that much but it’s worth a shot).

 

How’s everyone doing in the 10k/10 days thing? I beat my first 500 through half of Old Man’s Journey (probably gonna finish at some point), Minit (great fun, might go back for more achievements with a guide now that I beat it once by myself), and 2 from Bloodstained - I love a lot of MetroidVania style games but for some reason core Castelvania games have never really done it for me, so I don’t know if I’ll go back to it but it’s an option. Any other good, easy suggestions?

 

I needed a break from marathoning Outer Worlds and have been using the Game Pass quest as an excuse to play other things. Also played Minit and Old Man's Journey, and today I fired up Super Hot (slept on it hard). If you haven't played it already, it's excellent and will rack up some points, although it's not a quick one to do a full 1000. Counts towards the ID@Xbox achievements too.



#21277 redonkalous  

redonkalous

Posted 26 November 2019 - 03:21 AM

Grabbed Just Cause 4 Complete Edition $24.49 and Watch Dogs 2 Season Pass $15.99, total $40.48. I had enough to redeem a $3 Microsoft Reward money then I bought $37 gift card off Microsoft.com and paid the .09 cent remainder with PayPal since I had change in my account. It instantly gave me back that 5000 pts Rewards plus 1000+ pts from Shop & Earn. Plus I always use bates cash back when I buy the games off Microsoft.com, pretty sweet. Really loving this Xbox Rewards and ecosystem. With the free $6 from Rewards, I’m eyeing Injustice 2 Legendary $14.99 even though I already have the standard version, the Ultimate Pack is $19.99 which I think includes crystals or whatever but I just want the all the characters, we’ll see.

#21278 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3084 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 26 November 2019 - 04:03 AM

Ah, you are right, it looks like they upgraded to Sata 3 on the S and X models. I still believe the speed difference is just down to variances in HD hardware. Nowadays both my X's run my primary games off of a 500GB External SSD. Definitely recommend that to boost the loading issues. I mainly game on PC, also on SSD, and when going back to spinning disks, the load times were unbearable. It seems that Sony is going SSD next gen so I hope that MS is following suit. Can't recall if they mentioned that.

Like I've said before, you want a speed test for an external SSD vs whatever else on the Xbox One X. Red Dead 2, If it's not on the SSD I get anywhere from 8-11 of those old timey fade in fade out pictures every time you start the game and sit and wait. Once I got the SSD external it was always 3 and saved my sanity and got me through the whole campaign at 100%. 



#21279 WigBuster   Banned Banned   296 Posts   Joined 0.9 Years Ago  

WigBuster

Posted 26 November 2019 - 04:37 AM

The only thing you can check is how many points you received from a purchase aka "Shop and Earn History". Did you buy anything or complete any quest?


Do you get points for buying stuff? Bought a couple games less than $5 which were my first purchases since signing up for rewards, could that be it? Never completed any quests specifically.

#21280 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10001 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 04:40 AM

I didn’t even realize there was a Mighty Switch Force collection on Xbox. Think I may have to grab that.

#21281 Bowie88   Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster CAGiversary!   378 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:11 AM

So I checked Gamestop just for shingles, and I was not disappointed. Battleborn is currently selling back for 75 cents store credit. Good to know it still has SOME value.

In other news, I received a message saying that my Rewards points from Game Pass quests would expire on December 2nd. Anyone else heard of this happening? Now I may have to turn my points into funny money.

#21282 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAGiversary!   767 Posts   Joined 2.3 Years Ago  

Super Strider TurbulenceEX

Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:34 AM

I didn’t even realize there was a Mighty Switch Force collection on Xbox. Think I may have to grab that.

Shit, I forgot it was on Xbox too and I bought it at launch. I really gotta play it more, it's a fantastic game.



#21283 captbrannigan  

captbrannigan

Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:37 AM

:xb1: Bear With Me: The Complete Collection - $7.49 - 50% off
:xb1: Bear With Me: The Lost Robots - $2.49 - 50% off

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#21284 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14939 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:43 AM

Staring at my backlog and I can't deny... I've got so fucking many Assassin's Creed games to play.

#21285 sethrhf   The Watcher CAGiversary!   451 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:46 AM

Do you get points for buying stuff? Bought a couple games less than $5 which were my first purchases since signing up for rewards, could that be it? Never completed any quests specifically.

Yes almost all digital items bought on the xbox store receive points.  If you have xbox gold you get 20 points per $1 spent on eligible digital content.  If you were part of the old Xbox rewards  My VIP Star Rank you can get up to 40-100 points per dollar spent depending on your star rank till March 1 2020, unless they extend it again.  Right now I get 100 points per dollar spent, I'm going to miss it when it's gone.



#21286 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4415 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:09 AM

Staring at my backlog and I can't deny... I've got so fucking many Assassin's Creed games to play.


Yeah and the problem is, I’ve played Odyssey now so how am I supposed to play any older ones?

#21287 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11251 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:10 AM

So Kotaku just reported Battleborn will be unplayable by 2021. Anyone want to take the next year to 100% before selling to Gamestop for 35 cents?

It looks like it's not even for sale digitally anymore.



#21288 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:20 AM

So I checked Gamestop just for shingles, and I was not disappointed. Battleborn is currently selling back for 75 cents store credit. Good to know it still has SOME value.

In other news, I received a message saying that my Rewards points from Game Pass quests would expire on December 2nd. Anyone else heard of this happening? Now I may have to turn my points into funny money.


It just means you have some rewards points to claim somewhere, either on a punch card or one of those new rewards quests.

#21289 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAGiversary!   767 Posts   Joined 2.3 Years Ago  

Super Strider TurbulenceEX

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:28 AM

It looks like it's not even for sale digitally anymore.

Disc copies are dirt cheap. 

Has anyone got all the achievements in this game? I'm wondering how much of a time sink it is.



#21290 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3084 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:49 AM

It's a very very long time sink TA's estimate is 200 + hours and I'd say that's pretty fair. The problem is some of the characters have ridiculous requirements for their achievements, like do something 100 times that you can only really do a couple of times during a match unless you go into a boosting session specifically for it. Evolve and Titanfall 1 were far easier.



#21291 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   1242 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 07:12 AM

It's a very very long time sink TA's estimate is 200 + hours and I'd say that's pretty fair. The problem is some of the characters have ridiculous requirements for their achievements, like do something 100 times that you can only really do a couple of times during a match unless you go into a boosting session specifically for it. Evolve and Titanfall 1 were far easier.


Got 100% in titanfall. It was rough and a lot of repetition to grind stuff out. My leaderboard time on the xbox stats page is like 165 hours, and I still have 4 people ahead of me on my friends list.

May have to check battleborn out before it is done. Anyone play it recently and know if it's active? Would I just be wasting time searching for a match constantly? Don't think I'd want to 100% it unless I really like the game, which I don't think will happen.

#21292 WigBuster   Banned Banned   296 Posts   Joined 0.9 Years Ago  

WigBuster

Posted 26 November 2019 - 07:24 AM

Yes almost all digital items bought on the xbox store receive points. If you have xbox gold you get 20 points per $1 spent on eligible digital content. If you were part of the old Xbox rewards My VIP Star Rank you can get up to 40-100 points per dollar spent depending on your star rank till March 1 2020, unless they extend it again. Right now I get 100 points per dollar spent, I'm going to miss it when it's gone.


Wow that's pretty cool. Never wouldve known about it if you never said anything. Thank you!

#21293 dennisb407   Brickseek DN Banned   6245 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:13 PM

So I checked Gamestop just for shingles,.

pro tip: Home Depot has better roofing materials

#21294 camperinabush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1344 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

camperinabush

Posted 26 November 2019 - 01:23 PM

Ordered the Samsung T5 external SSD from Amazon Warehouse, which has 20% off right now. Not a bad deal at all. Thanks for all of the feedback!

#21295 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11251 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 26 November 2019 - 04:02 PM

Disc copies are dirt cheap. 

Has anyone got all the achievements in this game? I'm wondering how much of a time sink it is.

Yes but I already have it on disc and I was wondering about implications for GwG.  I bet it wouldn't go over well to put up a game with an expiration date though.



#21296 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14939 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:07 PM

Yeah and the problem is, I’ve played Odyssey now so how am I supposed to play any older ones?

That's the fear(?) or uncertainty that I have as well, that once I go Odyssey I never want go back to...uh...Unity? Sure that works.

 

Ordered the Samsung T5 external SSD from Amazon Warehouse, which has 20% off right now. Not a bad deal at all. Thanks for all of the feedback!

Here's hoping it's only a damaged box then.

 

And RIP Battleborn a game that I probably also said RIP about 3 months or so after it released, but now RIP for sure for a game I thought went free to play on consoles, but somehow didn't.



#21297 Bowie88   Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster CAGiversary!   378 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:20 PM

pro tip: Home Depot has better roofing materials


Actually, you're more likely to CATCH shingles at a Gamestop. I'm sure at least one employee at every store has it.

#21298 LoganDX   Five by Five, B CAGiversary!   1946 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 05:59 PM

Actually, you're more likely to CATCH shingles at a Gamestop. I'm sure at least one employee at every store has it.


Don't joke about shingles, that shit effing hurts for real. Besides I think you get scabies at GameStop 😁

#21299 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7943 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:25 PM

Downwell is showing up for 74 cents on Xbox One with Gold.

 

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#21300 bear489   My Trolliest President CAGiversary!   1046 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:26 PM

 
For those with 6-Series TCL Tvs or newer, the IPQ calibration app should be out now. I haven't messed around with it because I already calibrated mine with RBG lenses and I like were it's at, but I'll probably test it out soon.


I tried with my galaxy 9+, it'll download the app but when trying to pair it just spins. Looks like they still recommend the pixel phone.

 

Edit: Iphone will have it's own app to work with.