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#361 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7781 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:51 PM


Why do people take such bad care of their stuff? I know the 360 hardware was a little more fragile than other consoles, but the number of busted, dysfunctional systems that are out there now make it actually pretty hard to find a reliable system now.

Not sure I would jump to the conclusion it wasn't well taken care of. It is 5-10 years old and many were fairly fragile to begin with. Also who knows how many people owned it before you. Old electronics are a crapshoot. Even more so video game consoles refurbished by GS. I was tempted to grab one too but glad I didn't. I took good care of my PS3 fat. But after a bunch of years it sounded like a jet. I replaced the heat sync compound and it made no difference. I ended up trading it to Best Buy. It worked fine other then that but perhaps it was on its way out too.

Hopefully you can exchange it and get a better one.

#362 braiiins  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:52 PM

Normally pretty good about launch day delivery.

For whatever reason though, bestbuy has changed a store pickup to “ship” before. Ticked me off and did show up late..
amazon when they still had the 20% discount screwed up more release day deliveries than they actually got right.

I'm assuming it probably was delayed because it's a nintendo game. I've heard they're sometimes bad about getting their games out to retailers in time to ship them in time for release day. I may just say screw waiting and cancel it and get it in store if I don't have a shipping notification by the time I leave work tonight. Glad to hear they're usually pretty good, I have a couple other preorders that I set as delivery. Trying to make good use of GCU before I lose it in May.

 

Why do people take such bad care of their stuff? I know the 360 hardware was a little more fragile than other consoles, but the number of busted, dysfunctional systems that are out there now make it actually pretty hard to find a reliable system now.

I wish they included what was fixed or wrong with their refurbished consoles. I have had maybe six 360s some new and used but only one gamestop refurbished and it's the only one I've had problems with. It will randomly open the disc tray on its own, turning the console on as well. I was going to try my luck replacing it with another refurbished one but missed the deadline for the rebate. Figure I don't use it as frequently so I'll just keep it unplugged. I checked craigslist but it seems a decent amount of people on there think they can get more than it's worth.



#363 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   9938 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:20 PM

Welp, my refurb 360 is actually not great. I hadn't used it for more than 10 minutes other than to rip discs and test out the disc drive.

 

Used it last night for a few hours, and after about 60-90 minutes, the display starts to get a horizontal split at the bottom of the screen that slowly creeps up. I thought it was a problem with the game I was playing, but it was on the dashboard too. Rebooting made it go away, and then it came back again within 90 minutes or so. Still haven't received my rebate, so I may just try to return or exchange. 

 

Why do people take such bad care of their stuff? I know the 360 hardware was a little more fragile than other consoles, but the number of busted, dysfunctional systems that are out there now make it actually pretty hard to find a reliable system now.

Did you remember to shake out all the dead bugs?



#364 Miker525  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:21 PM

RE2 demo was fantastic. Hopefully reviews well because I really enjoyed my short time with it. HDR seems borked on my TCL tho.

What's with the high priced remasters? Hitman remasters $60? Oof. As much as I love TOV, $50 is a bit high.


Which TCL do you have? I noticed that HDR on my TCL looked really dull and worse when playing RDR2 so I turned it off. Curious if HDR is just not great on the TCL. I have to double check but I believe I have the 55" 4 series?

#365 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   9938 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:24 PM

Which TCL do you have? I noticed that HDR on my TCL looked really dull and worse when playing RDR2 so I turned it off. Curious if HDR is just not great on the TCL. I have to double check but I believe I have the 55" 4 series?

65" Series 6 here.  Destiny 2 looks fantastic on it.  Maybe the difference between HDR and HDR10?



#366 Lord Chabelo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1064 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Lord Chabelo

Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:47 PM

Is Microsoft still on a studio buying frenzy? I just heard Bungie is available Phil...

I didn’t like Destiny but I loved Bungies Halo games. Bring them back to Xbox making some type of creative shooter without the pressure from Activision to get call of duty numbers.

#BringBungieHome


I'm all for this, but the way Bungie ran from M$ and how they have actively screwed the Xbox users ever since I don't see this happening.

#367 Bowie88   Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster CAG Veteran   121 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:48 PM

Just redeemed a 3 month GamePass subscription, going to knock out the two Metro games first but I can’t find the related rewards quests anywhere on my console.

Xbox site says “Head to the Xbox Game Pass membership area on your Xbox One console to find your quests.” Is this the the membership area in the My Games and Apps section? I don’t see anything related there...


I found them in the Microsoft Rewards app. Download that if you haven't already, a s they'll be right in there for you.

#368 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2079 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:01 PM

Not sure I would jump to the conclusion it wasn't well taken care of. It is 5-10 years old and many were fairly fragile to begin with. Also who knows how many people owned it before you. Old electronics are a crapshoot. Even more so video game consoles refurbished by GS. I was tempted to grab one too but glad I didn't. I took good care of my PS3 fat. But after a bunch of years it sounded like a jet. I replaced the heat sync compound and it made no difference. I ended up trading it to Best Buy. It worked fine other then that but perhaps it was on its way out too.

Hopefully you can exchange it and get a better one.

That's a good point, esp. for something subtle like problems with video output which could be aged hardware. Still, I've encountered some 360s specifically that look like they were downright abused. I haven't seen any other consoles age so poorly. One more reason BC is so great.



#369 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8523 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:39 PM

Which TCL do you have? I noticed that HDR on my TCL looked really dull and worse when playing RDR2 so I turned it off. Curious if HDR is just not great on the TCL. I have to double check but I believe I have the 55" 4 series?

HDR is fantastic on my P607. RDR2 is a bad test because as Digital Foundry discovered, it doesn’t even have real HDR. In fact, they said it’s best played with HDR off.

Though the 4-series is a lower end model so your mileage may vary.

#370 WonkyToad   Switch Friend Code = SW-5381-8720-3041 CAGiversary!   891 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:04 PM

OK... About Celeste... (*Rant Alert*  :bomb:  )

I am so glad I waited until it became a GWG.

It was touted as this wonderful piece of art and it brought awareness to mental health as well...

Not to sound like I am belittling that. I, like many of us, suffer from mental health issues and have to constantly jockey around with different medication combinations with my Dr.s. So I get it.

BUT THIS GAME DROVE ME INSANE!!!!

Got to the old lady. Started up the mountain.

The very first area you encounter with the strawberry above you and the pillar with the spikes on top in front of you...

40 minutes trying to get over that pillar. Never made it.
40 FN' MINUTES... Before I actually broke my controller with my bare hands.

I twisted it so hard I snapped it in half in the middle. And I have not had any kind of episode like this in over 30 years.

I even tried playing Super Meat Boy at one point and just went "Meh, it's not for me".

Yes, I had heard it was a little hard but I figured, hey I have beaten multiple Mega Man games in my day, surely I could get at least an hour or so of fun out of this. Everybody raves about it. Lets give it a try. BOY WAS I WRONG!!!

This brought attention to Mental Health for me only because IT MADE MINE WORSE!

I am not blaming anyone or anything. My actions are my own responsibility. I just wish that there was some kind of warning.



#371 idogames  

idogames

Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:09 PM

OK... About Celeste... (*Rant Alert*  :bomb:  )
I am so glad I waited until it became a GWG.
It was touted as this wonderful piece of art and it brought awareness to mental health as well...
Not to sound like I am belittling that. I, like many of us, suffer from mental health issues and have to constantly jockey around with different medication combinations with my Dr.s. So I get it.
BUT THIS GAME DROVE ME INSANE!!!!


You can go into the options and turn on cheats, achievements still work. That's what I did (hey I've got a lot of games to get through). It still took me a while to find all the hidden strawberries and solve weird puzzles. Still lots of fun with cheats on. Probably a lot less frustrating, but I wouldn't know, didn't even try playing the game regularly.

#372 WonkyToad   Switch Friend Code = SW-5381-8720-3041 CAGiversary!   891 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:16 PM

You can go into the options and turn on cheats, achievements still work. That's what I did (hey I've got a lot of games to get through). It still took me a while to find all the hidden strawberries and solve weird puzzles. Still lots of fun with cheats on. Probably a lot less frustrating, but I wouldn't know, didn't even try playing the game regularly.

It was shortly after it went GWG when this happened. Now that I have settled down, and realize there is a "cheats on mode", I MAY try that.
Thank you!



#373 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAG Veteran   268 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

Super Strider TurbulenceEX

Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:29 PM

OK... About Celeste... (*Rant Alert*  :bomb:  )

I am so glad I waited until it became a GWG.

It was touted as this wonderful piece of art and it brought awareness to mental health as well...

Not to sound like I am belittling that. I, like many of us, suffer from mental health issues and have to constantly jockey around with different medication combinations with my Dr.s. So I get it.

BUT THIS GAME DROVE ME INSANE!!!!

Got to the old lady. Started up the mountain.

The very first area you encounter with the strawberry above you and the pillar with the spikes on top in front of you...

40 minutes trying to get over that pillar. Never made it.
40 FN' MINUTES... Before I actually broke my controller with my bare hands.

I twisted it so hard I snapped it in half in the middle. And I have not had any kind of episode like this in over 30 years.

I even tried playing Super Meat Boy at one point and just went "Meh, it's not for me".

Yes, I had heard it was a little hard but I figured, hey I have beaten multiple Mega Man games in my day, surely I could get at least an hour or so of fun out of this. Everybody raves about it. Lets give it a try. BOY WAS I WRONG!!!

This brought attention to Mental Health for me only because IT MADE MINE WORSE!

I am not blaming anyone or anything. My actions are my own responsibility. I just wish that there was some kind of warning.

That's a hell of a reaction, I'd love to create a game or any work of art that people have strong reactions towards like Celeste.



#374 lochdoun   Coast to Coast CAGiversary!   547 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:33 PM

I'm playing with just the double dash assist turned on. It makes the game fair being able to dash twice but not too easy, it's the perfect balance. However there are still times where I have to turn on invincibility for certain parts.

#375 gogomo  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:35 PM

Everybody raves about it. Lets give it a try. BOY WAS I WRONG!!!

I've had this exact sentiment so many times in the past that I instinctively eyeroll whenever certain types of games get raves.  If it's not a game I was originally excited for, then 99.9% of the time it will disappoint me.

 

Hope you feel better, and thanks for providing another reason why I should not play these games.



#376 DiGiTAL WEDGiES  

DiGiTAL WEDGiES

Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:40 PM

Just redeemed a 3 month GamePass subscription, going to knock out the two Metro games first but I can’t find the related rewards quests anywhere on my console.

Xbox site says “Head to the Xbox Game Pass membership area on your Xbox One console to find your quests.” Is this the the membership area in the My Games and Apps section? I don’t see anything related there...

Do you have the rewards app downloaded on you xbox?



#377 DiGiTAL WEDGiES  

DiGiTAL WEDGiES

Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:44 PM

You can go into the options and turn on cheats, achievements still work. That's what I did (hey I've got a lot of games to get through). It still took me a while to find all the hidden strawberries and solve weird puzzles. Still lots of fun with cheats on. Probably a lot less frustrating, but I wouldn't know, didn't even try playing the game regularly.

I made it to midway of chaper 4, got stuck and checked out the assist mode and blazed through the rest of the game with infinite double jump and immortality on. No regrets, I'd of never finished it otherwise...

 

Edit: I guess I could have made it possible and not idiot proof with the assist mode setting but couldn't resist the power....also I don't think it's possible to get the 1up achievement without infinite jump enabled.



#378 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5187 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:44 PM

I may have to start Celeste this weekend.

 

In case anyone hasn't finished stocking up for the winter :

 

https://www.costco.c....100108871.html



#379 Dagolara   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   580 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Dagolara

Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:50 PM

Alright so my 21 achievement punchard filled, likely from the 25 achievements I earned in Doom since the 1st. None of those achievements from the 2nd-9th have ticked off the shooter portion of the other punchcard yet though. Also the bonus complete all punchcard seems to be missing. 



#380 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   789 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:56 PM

Alright so my 21 achievement punchard filled, likely from the 25 achievements I earned in Doom since the 1st. None of those achievements from the 2nd-9th have ticked off the shooter portion of the other punchcard yet though. Also the bonus complete all punchcard seems to be missing.


The shooter portion of that quest didn't tick for me after earning achievements in Laser League (which was part of the games listed as part of the shooter bunch, I didn't get it either) and ... some other indie robot team-based ... thing.

Fired up Halo 5 for a quick score attack achievement, and that did it.

#381 Dagolara   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   580 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Dagolara

Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:00 PM

The shooter portion of that quest didn't tick for me after earning achievements in Laser League (which was part of the games listed as part of the shooter bunch, I didn't get it either) and ... some other indie robot team-based ... thing.

Fired up Halo 5 for a quick score attack achievement, and that did it.

it is probably that delayed tracking, as of yesterday I didn't have the other 15 part ticked. A bit annoying since I want to use Sunset as the RPG one but it is also listed as a shooter so I don't know if it will let me double dip with two from that. Gonna have to grind out one of the last OnRush ones to get my driving one I think, unless I can get Split/Second to track since I still have that win an online race locked.



#382 braiiins  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:15 PM

HDR seems borked on my TCL tho.

  

Which TCL do you have? I noticed that HDR on my TCL looked really dull and worse when playing RDR2 so I turned it off. Curious if HDR is just not great on the TCL. I have to double check but I believe I have the 55" 4 series?


For the past week or so my HDR has seemed a bit funky on my 5 series. The notice in the corner when it was active stopped showing up and one or two games, and occasionally netflix, looked a bit dull. I updated the TV for the first time in a month or two and it seemed to do the trick. Don't know if it was the update or the hard reset the TV does after the update that fixed it.

#383 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1089 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:27 PM

Welp, my refurb 360 is actually not great. I hadn't used it for more than 10 minutes other than to rip discs and test out the disc drive.

 

Used it last night for a few hours, and after about 60-90 minutes, the display starts to get a horizontal split at the bottom of the screen that slowly creeps up. I thought it was a problem with the game I was playing, but it was on the dashboard too. Rebooting made it go away, and then it came back again within 90 minutes or so. Still haven't received my rebate, so I may just try to return or exchange. 

 

Why do people take such bad care of their stuff? I know the 360 hardware was a little more fragile than other consoles, but the number of busted, dysfunctional systems that are out there now make it actually pretty hard to find a reliable system now.

 

That sucks, I played through all of Singularity on mine and didn't have any problem.  Hopefully you can get a replacement.  I'm still waiting for the rebate as well, but that's not surprising, they take like 8-10 weeks.



#384 DiGiTAL WEDGiES  

DiGiTAL WEDGiES

Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:56 PM

I may have to start Celeste this weekend.

 

In case anyone hasn't finished stocking up for the winter :

 

https://www.costco.c....100108871.html

I think I'd prefer starvation.



#385 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13361 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:02 PM

I may have to start Celeste this weekend.

 

In case anyone hasn't finished stocking up for the weekend:

 

https://www.costco.c....100108871.html

ftfy

 

Not here for a long time, but a good time.



#386 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1778 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

defpally

Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:07 PM

I think I'd prefer starvation.

The 20 year shelf life isn't appetizing to you?  :shock:



#387 Donken   President CAGiversary!   3396 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:34 PM

Honestly, that’s a decent deal if your a prepper, plus it’s something my kids would eat if we’re at war with China and eating food storage, I might buy one if they come back in stock.

#388 Dunder   You can't handle my undivided attention. CAGiversary!   1024 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:45 PM

Do you have the rewards app downloaded on you xbox?


Yeah, I do. The only quest I see is for Just Cause 4. Maybe I’ll delete it and reinstall.

I beat Celeste earlier this week. Died almost 1600 times, but I did it with no assists. Felt like a boss when I reached the summit.

#389 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2079 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:00 PM

That sucks, I played through all of Singularity on mine and didn't have any problem.  Hopefully you can get a replacement.  I'm still waiting for the rebate as well, but that's not surprising, they take like 8-10 weeks.

If the rebate comes through, it may be tolerable as a backup system. If it gets worse or if the rebate isn't approved, though, I'll be pretty unhappy.



#390 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1135 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:49 PM

That GDQ run of Celeste was insane last night. That guy was amazing.