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#21301 Touch3  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:43 PM

The Guacamelee 2 DLC is on sale on MS store... but so is the complete pack.  I've almost 100%'d the base game thanks to Game Pass (just saving the last few easily-poppable achievements for the inevitable TA 12 Days of Xmas challenge)... and now I'm spending way more brain cycles than I should in deciding if I should just get the DLC for 2.78 (knowing I'd have to finish the DLCs before it left GP) or the game+DLC for 5.62...
 
On one hand, I know it's less than $2 for the peace of mind that I can play it whenever I want... on the other hand, I don't know if I'll ever come back and play again since I've done everything in the base game on Hard Mode.
 
$2... but also, two dollars.


#21302 Z77   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   69 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:44 PM

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.

Where did you see that message? I haven't seen one and have quite a few points saved up.



#21303 sethrhf   The Watcher CAGiversary!   451 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:48 PM

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

 

https://www.microsof...vot:overviewtab

 

That link is for the PC version,



#21304 sethrhf   The Watcher CAGiversary!   451 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:52 PM

 

The Guacamelee 2 DLC is on sale on MS store... but so is the complete pack.  I've almost 100%'d the base game thanks to Game Pass (just saving the last few easily-poppable achievements for the inevitable TA 12 Days of Xmas challenge)... and now I'm spending way more brain cycles than I should in deciding if I should just get the DLC for 2.78 (knowing I'd have to finish the DLCs before it left GP) or the game+DLC for 5.62...
 
On one hand, I know it's less than $2 for the peace of mind that I can play it whenever I want... on the other hand, I don't know if I'll ever come back and play again since I've done everything in the base game on Hard Mode.
 
$2... but also, two dollars.

 

Might as well get the complete. If you enjoyed it so much to go 100% might as well throw the developer a bone at the cheap price so they make a third. If you just buy the dlc and the game leaves gamepass the dlc is useless.



#21305 Deadpool   I club baby seals CAGiversary!   2538 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:55 PM

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.

Xbox has this weird Game Pass section that you have to actually scroll to on your Xbox in order to receive the points. Click on My Profile. Right bumper over to Gaming. Then scroll down to Game Pass Quests. You'll see a little tab that says "Turn in quests". 

 

The points only expire if you don't "turn them in". 



#21306 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11251 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:59 PM

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

 

https://www.microsof...vot:overviewtab

I don't know, the "falling down a well with nothing but your gunboots" genre is so overplayed...



#21307 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10000 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 07:17 PM

I don't know, the "falling down a well with nothing but your gunboots" genre is so overplayed...


Downwell was one of the first and the best IMO. But I play the mobile version.

#21308 Bowie88   Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster CAGiversary!   378 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 07:17 PM

Xbox has this weird Game Pass section that you have to actually scroll to on your Xbox in order to receive the points. Click on My Profile. Right bumper over to Gaming. Then scroll down to Game Pass Quests. You'll see a little tab that says "Turn in quests".

The points only expire if you don't "turn them in".


Thank you for that. I was able to do it from the Game Pass app on my phone, so that's another option. Turns put, it was the daily/weekly/monthly quests that finally kicked on for me that needed to be turned in.

#21309 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   15039 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 07:53 PM

3 months of XBL should give you 2 months of GPU when you redeem it.

Hmmm, when redeeming it said it would give me 1 month only, so I assumed I'd be able to use the enable autopay trick for the other month but that didn't happen. However, it did give me 1.5 months after checking my updated expiration date. Guessing the only way to get the trick of an extra month free only works with Live accounts OR if redeeming actual GPU time cards. At any rate, Newegg has these all for cheap now so I guess the value of the 3 months got kinda washed out. Waiting for my Night Ops controller to come in tomorrow before I open the whole thing and give this beast a go. :)



#21310 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11251 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 26 November 2019 - 08:01 PM

Hmmm, when redeeming it said it would give me 1 month only, so I assumed I'd be able to use the enable autopay trick for the other month but that didn't happen. However, it did give me 1.5 months after checking my updated expiration date. Guessing the only way to get the trick of an extra month free only works with Live accounts OR if redeeming actual GPU time cards. At any rate, Newegg has these all for cheap now so I guess the value of the 3 months got kinda washed out. Waiting for my Night Ops controller to come in tomorrow before I open the whole thing and give this beast a go. :)

I think 3 months of Game Pass would give you 2 months of GPU.  GP seems to have a better conversion rate than XBLG.



#21311 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 26 November 2019 - 08:08 PM

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.


There is no PC or laptop that you can buy for $350 that is as powerful as the X and comes with a 4K movie player.

#21312 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4415 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 08:26 PM

There is no PC or laptop that you can buy for $350 that is as powerful as the X and comes with a 4K movie player.

Not the argument I was making, I’m saying I’m ready for the $499 4x more powerful Scarlett cuz the X is still limited by being part of the Xbox One family.

Budget $450 pc would be way more powerful at this point but it’s hard to go cheaper then that on pc cuz they stop selling outdated parts. I bought a $550 pc over a year ago that’s more speedy because it has an SSD.

#21313 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7941 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 09:03 PM

That link is for the PC version,

Sorry about that.  It appeared as the lowest priced Xbox One game when I went to PSprices.  I got excited since it's one of my favorite games.  But apparently, there is no Xbox One version of Downwell.  :bs:



#21314 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14939 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 26 November 2019 - 09:09 PM

Spent my snow day going through XBox Indie Games on Game Pass and decided to try Descenders. That...is a weirdly comforting and fun game for something where I'm pretty sure I'm crippling a man to death on a bicycle.



#21315 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4413 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:38 PM

I'm kind of surprised this is happening, I didn't know CS:GO did promotional stuff. I guess it makes a lot more sense than Team Fortress 2 at this point though. These are stickers you can decorate weapons with, but it sound like they come out of lootboxes. The music is a cool bonus for a Steam purchase, it sounds like it's the original version of some Halo 2 music. I wonder if anything CS:GO or Valve will make it back into Master Chief Collection.

 



#21316 adam31   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   187 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:44 PM

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 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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Kept getting the dreaded troubleshooting menu on my x over the last couple weeks myself. Finally would not boot at all so had to do factory reset...thankfully all is fixed now and only had to redownload three games I play regularly that was on my internal drive. I tried keep games and apps but that didn't work.

EDIT...oops quoted wrong post...my bad

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#21317 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3080 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 27 November 2019 - 12:55 AM

I noticed there is yet another new "tile" in the MS Rewards App on the Xbox dashboard. Get 50 points for just getting any achievement, wording makes it sound like it's going to be daily for awhile so worth loading up I suppose. 



#21318 Count Van Ghoul   Past The Mission CAGiversary!   1157 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Count Van Ghoul

Posted 27 November 2019 - 01:40 AM

I noticed there is yet another new "tile" in the MS Rewards App on the Xbox dashboard. Get 50 points for just getting any achievement, wording makes it sound like it's going to be daily for awhile so worth loading up I suppose.

That's freaking awesome! I've been on a daily achievement steak since July so that'll be a nice little bonus.

#21319 bstringbean  

bstringbean

Posted 27 November 2019 - 01:49 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.

A few months after release, they substantially dropped a lot of the requirements to more manageable numbers. They still take awhile, but a lot of them are complete-able  within 10 matches or less where it used to be 50 or 100 matches per challenge.

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.

Haven't played in awhile, but they've updated matchmaking to supplement with bots  which makes finishing the challenges easier. Traffic is pretty light, though I've seen it occasionally pick up at peak times. There are some challenges you're going to want to find a group to work with, but lots of it is manageable solo.

 

Honestly, it's such a shame it was crushed so hard at launch by Overwatch. I think it's a great game that's been overlooked, and the low traffic just smothered it further. It's the only MOBA-style game I've enjoyed and has some great Borderlands humor in the PvE missions. I think I'll make an effort to try and finish it before it dies.

 

Fortunately, its characters will live on as the most laughably forced in cameos to Ready Player One.



#21320 Count Van Ghoul   Past The Mission CAGiversary!   1157 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Count Van Ghoul

Posted 27 November 2019 - 01:57 AM

A few months after release, they substantially dropped a lot of the requirements to more manageable numbers. They still take awhile, but a lot of them are complete-able within 10 matches or less where it used to be 50 or 100 matches per challenge.
Haven't played in awhile, but they've updated matchmaking to supplement with bots which makes finishing the challenges easier. Traffic is pretty light, though I've seen it occasionally pick up at peak times. There are some challenges you're going to want to find a group to work with, but lots of it is manageable solo.

Honestly, it's such a shame it was crushed so hard at launch by Overwatch. I think it's a great game that's been overlooked, and the low traffic just smothered it further. It's the only MOBA-style game I've enjoyed and has some great Borderlands humor in the PvE missions. I think I'll make an effort to try and finish it before it dies.

Fortunately, its characters will live on as the most laughably forced in cameos to Ready Player One.


Do you think it's still over 100 hours to boost?

#21321 bstringbean  

bstringbean

Posted 27 November 2019 - 02:16 AM

Do you think it's still over 100 hours to boost?

I think for the average person it's probably going to be between 100-200 hours whereas before it was probably closer to 500+ hours.



#21322 Z77   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   69 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2019 - 02:28 AM

I noticed there is yet another new "tile" in the MS Rewards App on the Xbox dashboard. Get 50 points for just getting any achievement, wording makes it sound like it's going to be daily for awhile so worth loading up I suppose. 

Did you get an achievement to see if it works? I popped one, clicked it and didn't get a check mark.



#21323 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3080 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 27 November 2019 - 02:46 AM

Did you get an achievement to see if it works? I popped one, clicked it and didn't get a check mark.

Yeah, It worked for me, but it's the MS Rewards app for the Xbox One, so it's sometimes so hit or miss. Took me like 3 different games from their "Femme Fatale" list to find one that worked. It's very odd because the tracking on the new Quests thing inside the GamePass app (maybe only for insider rings) is amazing at tracking, pretty much instant in most cases. 



#21324 summer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   105 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2019 - 02:54 AM

Did you get an achievement to see if it works? I popped one, clicked it and didn't get a check mark.

It took about 10 minutes before I could claim the points.



#21325 2ndopp   CAG Assassin CAGiversary!   503 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2019 - 04:22 AM

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.

I went ahead and tried out the TCL IPQ app tonight to see if I would have the same problem. I have a Galaxy S7 and everything worked fine. I'm actually glad I used the calibration app because it adjusted my white balance and I don't have equipment to do that otherwise :)

 

A couple months back I did have a problem where my laptop stopped connecting to my 6-Series and had to do a factory reset on the TV. I hope you get it to work



#21326 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3080 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 27 November 2019 - 04:28 AM

MS Rewards Reddit says there are emails going out for $5 and up from Microsoft. I know I'll never see one but the subject line says...

 

"Title of the email is "Get a free $5 gift card before they’re gone" scratch off have $5 Microsoft gift card. Came in my email about an hour ago."



#21327 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   600 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 27 November 2019 - 04:49 AM

The daily achievement thing in the MS Rewards app on console isn’t working for me, either. Popped one this evening and have tried clicking it several times, but no luck. Even closed the app, reloaded, changed games, etc. Oh well. Maybe tomorrow.



#21328 Z77   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   69 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2019 - 05:01 AM

Got the daily achievement in the rewards app to work after trying again a couple hours later.

 

MS Rewards Reddit says there are emails going out for $5 and up from Microsoft. I know I'll never see one but the subject line says...

 

"Title of the email is "Get a free $5 gift card before they’re gone" scratch off have $5 Microsoft gift card. Came in my email about an hour ago."

I've even stopped getting the weekly extra points emails for some reason, but I always appreciate knowing to look for disappointment.



#21329 deszaras   Wait...what? CAGiversary!   1281 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 27 November 2019 - 05:11 AM

Yeah, It worked for me, but it's the MS Rewards app for the Xbox One, so it's sometimes so hit or miss. Took me like 3 different games from their "Femme Fatale" list to find one that worked. It's very odd because the tracking on the new Quests thing inside the GamePass app (maybe only for insider rings) is amazing at tracking, pretty much instant in most cases.

I played four games and got achievements from each of them and “Femme Fetale” never popped for me. I haven’t seen that daily achievement tile on the rewards dashboard. Maybe it’ll show up when I’m not looking for it.

Edit: I just checked and it’s there now. I popped at least 3 achievements before it turned to midnight here. Oh well.

#21330 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14939 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 27 November 2019 - 05:11 AM

Yeah, that dumb daily achievement thing isn't popping up for me and I've played and gotten an achievement in Descenders, Vampyr and Far Cry 4 today and nothing shows up. Also on the note of Far Cry 4, there's something weirdly bad ass about watching random eagles attack people. Like I've had so many flying animals attack me in games that it's pretty awesome watching someone else get their eyes pecked out.

 

Also that stupid Amazon Warehouse 20% off deal. I Have so many damn XBox One controllers, but there was a listing for a "damaged" Phantom White for $32 after tax and I can't say no to that. Thank God these will be compatible with the Scarlet.