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#5251 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10144 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:17 AM

Anyone know why there was a ~6MB update to Project Spark?



#5252 redonkalous  

redonkalous

Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:23 AM

Thanks, grabbed both GwG before my Gold expires tomorrow. Might renew next month. I don’t remember when’s the last time I didn’t have Gold and when’s the last time I bought it myself. Always received it as gifts or Expertzone. Maybe not having Gold May help me tackle the backlog, currently playing the hell outta Just Cause 3.

#5253 kcobra22  

Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:24 AM

Can someone recommend a budget friendly 500gb ssd? I'm in the market for one to lower my black ops 4 loading and I game on an S if that matters.

For 500GB probably go with this @ Google Express: https://express.goog...9746084_7517985

use code MARSAVE19 to knock it down to $50 and then grab one of these enclosures from amazon:

https://www.amazon.c...d/dp/B01M08LCXW

https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/



#5254 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3597 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:34 AM

It's been probably 5 years now but before I was living off free Expertzone Gold I kept getting offers for $2 for 2 months, about three or four times in a row. I play online so much it's hard to imagine letting it lapse, but back then I think I was was just burned out on the MP offerings at the time on top of having a pretty tight budget. 

 

I haven't been paying too much attention lately but it seems like the really cheap deals now are mostly on Game Pass.



#5255 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1574 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:06 AM

Can someone recommend a budget friendly 500gb ssd? I'm in the market for one to lower my black ops 4 loading and I game on an S if that matters.

I'd shoot for the $50-$60 range, seems to be the rate since Thanksgiving sales. This one seems pretty decent, but honestly there seems to be different 500gb ones every few days on sale this whole year. 

 

https://slickdeals.n...atnav_computers

 

 

Seems to rank really well 

 

https://ssd.userbenc...500G2B0A-00SM50



#5256 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3597 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:10 AM

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

 

Dead or Alive 6 is already free. It sure didn't sound like this was the plan, but I guess they probably wouldn't want to advertise it as such so more people buy the full game at launch. Numbers aren't out everywhere yet but it seemed like it flopped. It was way lower than 5 in Japan and I don't think it charted in the UK.

 

Edit with details: 

-Base game is 30 gigs

-I don't see purchase options for Hitomi, Kasumi, Bass, or newcomer Diego so I think they're the free characters. Still downloading.

 

Prices:

-Each character individually: $4

-Set of all base female characters: $40

-Set of all base male characters: $33

-Set of all base characters: $50

-Story mode: $20

 

-Base character packs don't include Nyotengu who was a pre-order bonus, or Phase-4 who is in the collector's edition DLC for now.

-Wedding costumes are available already, $2 a piece.

 

Final edit:

-The temporary "fix" to the apparently atrocious costume unlock period, 100 times the normal unlock rate, has been extended until the 28th, with some kind of change coming to the system at that point. This is also the day the lobbies are supposed to be added.

-The four free characters I guessed at is correct.

-Someone on another forum said you can try all characters in the Training Mode for free.

-When playing at Ready to Install almost everything is locked out, but I think you can play everything but Story.



#5257 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1574 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:48 AM

I was actually looking at the cheapest version you could buy on the dashboard store a couple nights ago and I'm not sure it wasn't at least sorta planned, but yeah sneaky unadvertised. If you scrolled down and saw included contents one of them was an "full game unlock" key and the others were all some unlocked characters and then of course the base game. 


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#5258 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3597 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:52 AM

I was actually looking at the cheapest version you could buy on the dashboard store a couple nights ago and I'm not sure it wasn't at least sorta planned, but yeah sneaky unadvertised. If you scrolled down and saw included contents one of them was an "full game unlock" key and the others were all some unlocked characters and then of course the base game. 

Yeah, there was no way it wasn't planned for some point, but they were giving the impression it would be some amount of time. I was kind of expecting it to be with one of the upcoming updates that adds in what should be basic features. 



#5259 Duke Joeseppi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   167 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Duke Joeseppi

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:11 PM

So... I love me some wacky assassin movies, ala Smoking Aces, Polar (new Netflix Movie), and plan on watching Bad Times at the El Royale a little later today. Any other suggestions?


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#5260 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8837 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:28 PM

Yeah, there was no way it wasn't planned for some point, but they were giving the impression it would be some amount of time. I was kind of expecting it to be with one of the upcoming updates that adds in what should be basic features.


I figured it would be maybe six months before they released a free version - not a few weeks, lol.

#5261 w00dm4n   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   256 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:34 PM

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

 

Dead or Alive 6 is already free. It sure didn't sound like this was the plan, but I guess they probably wouldn't want to advertise it as such so more people buy the full game at launch. Numbers aren't out everywhere yet but it seemed like it flopped. It was way lower than 5 in Japan and I don't think it charted in the UK.

 

Edit with details: 

-Base game is 30 gigs

-I don't see purchase options for Hitomi, Kasumi, Bass, or newcomer Diego so I think they're the free characters. Still downloading.

 

Prices:

-Each character individually: $4

-Set of all base female characters: $40

-Set of all base male characters: $33

-Set of all base characters: $50

-Story mode: $20

 

-Base character packs don't include Nyotengu who was a pre-order bonus, or Phase-4 who is in the collector's edition DLC for now.

-Wedding costumes are available already, $2 a piece.

 

Final edit:

-The temporary "fix" to the apparently atrocious costume unlock period, 100 times the normal unlock rate, has been extended until the 28th, with some kind of change coming to the system at that point. This is also the day the lobbies are supposed to be added.

-The four free characters I guessed at is correct.

-Someone on another forum said you can try all characters in the Training Mode for free.

-When playing at Ready to Install almost everything is locked out, but I think you can play everything but Story.

They did the same exact thing with Dead or Alive 5 on ps4/xbox/pc

They did it with the Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 on ps4.

 

You can get a free version and add in the fighters or story mode.

Once you buy the game/install for disc it downloads in 25 parts for the fighters,story mode,and costumes,

The Core Fighters was teased back in January.

https://www.vg247.co...play-confirmed/



#5262 Touch3  

Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:33 PM

If the gearbox tweets ends up being borderlands collection for switch I'm going to be disappointed. It likely will be a borderlands remaster, and not borderlands 3.

I think we're going to see both.  The image from a few days ago has "Exit 3" in the corner of the road sign, and the newer one has a scene from 2... So my guess is "Handsome Collection for Switch" and "BL3 for Xbone/PS4/PC"... I'm just not sure if they'd also do 3 on Switch right away, or wait a while so they can sell the Switch version for full price while the other versions are half off.



#5263 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   1917 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

tribalnoise

Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:46 PM

the cost structure of DOA5 ruined my opinion of the series and to see they're continuing the same with 6...no thank you.



#5264 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2190 Posts   Joined 3.2 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:49 PM

I think we're going to see both.  The image from a few days ago has "Exit 3" in the corner of the road sign, and the newer one has a scene from 2... So my guess is "Handsome Collection for Switch" and "BL3 for Xbone/PS4/PC"... I'm just not sure if they'd also do 3 on Switch right away, or wait a while so they can sell the Switch version for full price while the other versions are half off.

 

Borderlands has always been a series that scales well on low-end hardware, like the differences between the PC and 360 versions of BL2. The Handsome Collection is basically the PC optimized versions of the games running on consoles. 

 

There's also been a lot of rumors about Borderlands 1 getting an HD remaster/port with some QOL improvements (inventory, etc).

 

My guess is ports of at least the Handsome Collection for the Switch, and BL3 on all current platforms, with crossplay between Switch and Xbox, at least, if not all platforms. Although Apex Legends isn't crossplay because the XDK they started on didn't support it, and Respawn explained it would be a lot of work to integrate it after-the-fact - probably even more true for a game they aren't selling.



#5265 idogames  

idogames

Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:56 PM

I'll probably do the same with DOA6 that I did with 5. Play the free version, maybe some free play days with other characters, until the (partially) full game goes on a significant sale from the $60 price. A few of my friends have the full game. Some interesting screenshots they are posting on their feeds.

edit: Just started the free version, played the first story battle and one quest. Unlocked quite a few achievements in just those two battles. Game looks good in 4K

#5266 rappersk   One sexy Korean in New York CAGiversary!   132 Posts   Joined 1.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:05 PM

Xbox newbie here...  Have a question - Is there a difference between 1) downloading a GWG X360 game from Xbox One webpage that says 'Play with Gold" and 2) 'buying' it for free in Xbox One console Store?  As far as I understand GWG X360 games are yours to keep even if your Gold expires, but now I wonder if the method 1 does not actually let you keep them.



#5267 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3597 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:27 PM

They did the same exact thing with Dead or Alive 5 on ps4/xbox/pc

They did it with the Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 on ps4.

 

You can get a free version and add in the fighters or story mode.

Once you buy the game/install for disc it downloads in 25 parts for the fighters,story mode,and costumes,

The Core Fighters was teased back in January.

https://www.vg247.co...play-confirmed/

My point was more that it was fast. DOA5 was out for quite a while before they went the F2P route.

 

 

Game looks good in 4K

The game actually defaults to 1080p on X to maintain 60 FPS. You have to go in to settings and change the Graphics option for 4k, but the framerate tanks and floats between 35-45 constantly with that setting.



#5268 idogames  

idogames

Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:31 PM

The game actually defaults to 1080p on X to maintain 60 FPS. You have to go in to settings and change the Graphics option for 4k, but the framerate tanks and floats between 35-45 constantly with that setting.


Hmm, I didn't change any settings, I was looking at one of the characters in quest mode clearly in 4k. It must only drop to 1080 during fights.

edit: watched digital foundry results. Interesting choices. I guess it works well though, characters that appear in menus are in 4k, fights in favor of 60fps, story videos in 1080p is the only thing that doesn't make sense.

#5269 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3597 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:53 PM

Hmm, I didn't change any settings, I was looking at one of the characters in quest mode clearly in 4k. It must only drop to 1080 during fights.



#5270 Dagolara   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   644 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Dagolara

Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:30 PM

There was a Pizza Party REQ pack for me in Halo 5 today, had a few legendary XP boosts for warzone and arena as well as 3000 REQ points. Should be able to grab from here as well

 

Doesn't seem to be any codes for platinum packs for the HCS event, yet. Maybe on Sunday for the Grand Finals. 



#5271 w00dm4n   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   256 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:42 PM

My point was more that it was fast. DOA5 was out for quite a while before they went the F2P route.


Mortal Kombat 11 will do that to you lol. I figured it'd hit first week of April.

Story Mode is still better than Street Fighter V's.

#5272 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1025 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:59 PM

I’m fairly new to the game pass quests. Last night I finished the last available quest for the month but the one for completing all quests is not unlocking. Do I have to wait till March 31, the end of the period, before it registers? When I click on it, it just takes me to the game pass page

#5273 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1574 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:23 PM

It might take a day or two to register if you just did it



#5274 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8837 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:25 PM

James Gunn back on board for Guardians 3!

https://deadline.com...ges-1202576444/

#5275 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3597 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:34 PM

James Gunn back on board for Guardians 3!

https://deadline.com...ges-1202576444/

Awesome, I really didn't expect Disney to get their heads out of their asses on this one. I'm especially shocked they are willing to wait for him to make Suicide Squad 2 for their direct competition.



#5276 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1574 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:38 PM

James Gunn back on board for Guardians 3!

https://deadline.com...ges-1202576444/

Just had to kiss butt and get that Fox deal finalized earlier in the month before those in power could make it a hassle



#5277 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13498 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:50 PM

James Gunn back on board for Guardians 3!

https://deadline.com...ges-1202576444/

Batista got what he wanted.



#5278 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8837 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:50 PM

Random thought:

Wouldn’t it be awesome if they came up with a Movies Anywhere style system but for video games? Would only apply to digital purchases obviously.

MS has Play Anywhere but they have a vested interest in supporting PC gaming.

#5279 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1186 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:59 PM

There was a Pizza Party REQ pack for me in Halo 5 today, had a few legendary XP boosts for warzone and arena as well as 3000 REQ points. Should be able to grab from here as well

Doesn't seem to be any codes for platinum packs for the HCS event, yet. Maybe on Sunday for the Grand Finals.

Thanks I redeemed it online. I got some pizza weapon camos and XP boosts.

#5280 Dagolara   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   644 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Dagolara

Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:02 PM

Thanks I redeemed it online. I got some pizza weapon camos and XP boosts.

I had the skins already it seems