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#20461 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14122 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 17 November 2019 - 03:50 AM

I'm closing in on 100,000 Reward Points. Goddammit, Microsoft. Put those XBox credit on sale so I can continue buying things for free at a good volume while you sell my search information to random companies. Companies who will know I search for "Texas Steakhouses" and "Texas Steakhouse" followed by "Texas Steakhous" and so on until I get a longer suggestion.



#20462 entexman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   280 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

entexman

Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:14 AM

I'm closing in on 100,000 Reward Points. Goddammit, Microsoft. Put those XBox credit on sale so I can continue buying things for free at a good volume while you sell my search information to random companies. Companies who will know I search for "Texas Steakhouses" and "Texas Steakhouse" followed by "Texas Steakhous" and so on until I get a longer suggestion.

I am sitting on 130,000 and counting myself lol. Where are the hot deals? Seems like they have disappeared.



#20463 Count Van Ghoul   Past The Mission CAGiversary!   1033 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Count Van Ghoul

Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:15 AM

I'm closing in on 100,000 Reward Points. Goddammit, Microsoft. Put those XBox credit on sale so I can continue buying things for free at a good volume while you sell my search information to random companies. Companies who will know I search for "Texas Steakhouses" and "Texas Steakhouse" followed by "Texas Steakhous" and so on until I get a longer suggestion.

It's funny because I do the exact same thing

#20464 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:34 AM

Any particular reason? I haven’t kept up with how external hard drives have evolved over the past few years.


Inconvenient having to keep it plugged into the wall.

#20465 fatmanforlife99   I need a weapon. CAGiversary!   3109 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

fatmanforlife99

Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:39 AM

I am sitting on 130,000 and counting myself lol. Where are the hot deals? Seems like they have disappeared.

I dont think we will see them anymore honestly. I cashed out and got fallen order and mortal kombat premium for "free". Got back 10k in points as well.

 

Age of Empires 2 is so awesome. Great remake.



#20466 2ndopp   CAG Assassin CAGiversary!   334 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:56 AM

Not sure if this will help anyone but I had some weird issues going on with my Xbox One X for the last month that I was finally able to fix:

 

I had a couple of games that had excessive load times when I launched them. Fallout 4 would sit on a black load screen for about 2 min. before loading the title screen, Forza Horizon 2 would take about 2 min. before starting, and Dead by Daylight would get to the title screen but then take up to 7 minutes to load character data. Sometimes that game would just fail to launch at all. The Master Chief Collection would take 5 min. to load and then crash when I chose a game. I thought maybe something was just wrong with these games specifically because games like Forza Horizon 4, Layer of Fear 2, and Red Dead 2 loaded quick and easy. I tried holding the power button to cycle the system, clearing the cache, erasing the alternate mac address, and reinstalling one of the games and it fixed nothing. The install spot didn't matter either, some of the games were on internal and some on external drives. After having a couple of games crash in a row stopping me from having a game night, I was ready to try a factory reset. Thankfully there is an option on Xbox to do this without deleting your games and apps:

 

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It's still a bit of a pain in the ass because it deletes your saves and settings. So you have to go through a first time set up again and download your game saves from the cloud again, but all your games are still installed and ready to play. After doing this all my games launch fast again. In fact, everything on my Xbox seems to be running really smooth. I have a launch version of X, so maybe somewhere along the way an update didn't install properly. But it feels great having a quick and snappy system again.

 

On a side note, doing this reset also fixed almost every mislabeled game in my game library. None of my Resident Evils are under Biohazard anymore. Every single Tom Clancy game is under the letter T. Layers of Fear 2 is spelled out and no longer under LoF2. Skyrim and Morrowind are now under Elder Scroll III and V respectively, but strangely Elder Scrolls IV is back under Oblivion again. I really don't know what dictates a game's name on Xbox's library anymore...



#20467 entexman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   280 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

entexman

Posted 17 November 2019 - 05:20 AM

I dont think we will see them anymore honestly. I cashed out and got fallen order and mortal kombat premium for "free". Got back 10k in points as well.

 

Age of Empires 2 is so awesome. Great remake.

I agree. Not too big of a deal to be honest. The percent off has been reduced over the years. I will probably get Fallen order soon as well.



#20468 deszaras   Wait...what? CAGiversary!   1001 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 17 November 2019 - 05:23 AM

Especially if we can get USB C both ways going forward so we can have reliable power and speed.
I know I've been hearing a bit of sound from my 4TB external. It's probably the same model as the rest of you. I got mine right around launch.


That’s most of my concern. I can hear it start to spin up when nothing is downloading and I’m using something that’s not on my external drive. Even though the test I ran said it’s in good status, it seems like the noise has been increasing. Having a second newer drive would be nice to lessen the wear and tear of my current one and also have one ready to take over if it dies.

#20469 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 17 November 2019 - 08:00 AM

I’ll give it til next month before I give up on hot deals.

#20470 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   7927 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Mr_hockey66

Posted 17 November 2019 - 12:44 PM

WT2FM-7CHVJ-H4CFR-KVKQG-FQDWZ

7 days of gamepass

#20471 Dave4282   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   202 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2019 - 01:18 PM

I’m also hoping for an Xbox credit hot deal with the Black Friday sale approaching. I’m also running out of hard drive space - anybody know how to convert a WD usb external from ps4 formatted to being able to work on XB1?

#20472 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2282 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 17 November 2019 - 01:54 PM

Should just be able to plug it into the xbox and it will ask to reformat it. If that doesn't work maybe plug it into the PC first and wipe it there and then plug it into the xbox. 



#20473 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   888 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 17 November 2019 - 02:48 PM

So, what exactly is Discord? I’m old and set in my ways, so I’ve never used it before, but it’s the one game pass reward I’m actually eligible to use.

#20474 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9566 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2019 - 02:58 PM

So, what exactly is Discord? I’m old and set in my ways, so I’ve never used it before, but it’s the one game pass reward I’m actually eligible to use.


It’s like a chat version of Reddit. I don’t really like it TBH. Navigation is annoying.

#20475 deszaras   Wait...what? CAGiversary!   1001 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:54 PM

It’s like a chat version of Reddit. I don’t really like it TBH. Navigation is annoying.


I agree. The navigation is only made worse with how cluttered having multiple discord servers connected. Depending on how many servers you connect to, it just becomes a mess.

#20476 OldSlowGamer   Old Slow Gamer CAGiversary!   541 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

OldSlowGamer

Posted 17 November 2019 - 05:51 PM

It seems like the hot deals have been lame for months now, culminating in the travesty of them being broken and not able to be cashed in back in September.  I gave up on hot deals and cashed my reward points for $50 in Amazon GC and put it toward a high refresh monitor for my pc.



#20477 Sielanas  

Posted 17 November 2019 - 06:18 PM

I'm used to Discord from my WoW raiding days, it was the Ventrilo replacement.

I got my 3 months Gamepass code from the Nitro. While you're there don't forget to turn off EA Access if you claimed the month.

#20478 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9566 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2019 - 06:22 PM

I'm used to Discord from my WoW raiding days, it was the Ventrilo replacement.

I got my 3 months Gamepass code from the Nitro. While you're there don't forget to turn off EA Access if you claimed the month.

So you can also get 3 months GP if you do Discord Nitro? Is that for new users only?

Edit: just did it and it works for existing members. Converts to two months of Ultimate. Now good through 6/22!! Thanks for mentioning that. Never knew you could get it.

#20479 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1901 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

MrRidickulous

Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:14 PM

People were excited recently about game pass upcoming game announcements. Was the intention that this will be everything released in the near future or just some big splashes to announce.

#20480 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9566 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:33 PM

People were excited recently about game pass upcoming game announcements. Was the intention that this will be everything released in the near future or just some big splashes to announce.


Big things like all the Final Fantasy games are coming in 2020 but we got Remnant this week and lots more to come. No hard dates that I’ve seen. I was excited for Remnant. Been wanting it for a while. Just hooked on Jedi Order at the moment.

#20481 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   888 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:39 PM

So you can also get 3 months GP if you do Discord Nitro? Is that for new users only?

Edit: just did it and it works for existing members. Converts to two months of Ultimate. Now good through 6/22!! Thanks for mentioning that. Never knew you could get it.

Where do I find that game pass with discord?

#20482 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9566 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:43 PM

Where do I find that game pass with discord?


I did the free Nitro Discord and after that there was just a message box on Discord that said “claim your 3 months of GamePass” or something like that. Got the GP code and redeemed it on MS.

#20483 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2717 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

elitewillie

Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:47 PM

I did the free Nitro Discord and after that there was just a message box on Discord that said “claim your 3 months of GamePass” or something like that. Got the GP code and redeemed it on MS.

Just did the same.

#20484 Sielanas  

Posted 17 November 2019 - 08:08 PM

Viewing it on desktop and not mobile made it work for me.

I turned Fallen Order down to Story difficulty. Sekiro combat isn't my jam. Digital Foundry video says drive bandwidth is the most important thing so I moved the game to my SSD. I don't dare say if it's better because it might be placebo. Respawning loads are definitely shorter.

#20485 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9566 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2019 - 08:25 PM

Also made sure I cancelled that Nitro Discord sub. I really dislike Discord, lol.

#20486 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10745 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 17 November 2019 - 08:30 PM

Also made sure I cancelled that Nitro Discord sub. I really dislike Discord, lol.

If you set up a PayPal payment for Discord, make sure to log in to PayPal and disable that auto-payment just in case.



#20487 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1361 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2019 - 08:50 PM

Does anyone know if buying Jedi Fallen Order as a gift would trigger the 6000 point punch card?  Or would I have to buy it for myself?



#20488 Antarael Dulacre   Royal Dhampire CAGiversary!   2713 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Antarael Dulacre

Posted 17 November 2019 - 08:57 PM

Didn't realize that the discord nitro membership gives you 3 months of game pass neat...
sadly the spotify premium doesn't seem to work over here..never used it but was trying to give it  a chance with 6 months for free..



#20489 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4256 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 17 November 2019 - 09:09 PM

Sounds like a bunch of boomers here talking about Discord. It's not that complicated. Basically someone sets up a server and usually various categories (things like gaming, movies, music or whatever), and each category is an ongoing text chat that is saved, with the ability to react with emotes, share links, embed small files. The other major side of Discord is the option to have voice channels. This can be used as big chat rooms with a lot of people, or the server owner can set up private rooms that are usually for smaller groups. It's basically the common way people on PC communicate. I would actually compare the "vibe" of most Discords to traditional forums rather than Reddit. People interact a lot more and you tend to see familiar faces rather than whoever gets upvoted the most.

 

Discord Nitro allows you to improve a server that you like. Every 10 Nitro Boosts a server gets they basically get access to higher bit rates for audio quality and bigger limits on file upload size, and it caps out at 30.

 

Even if you aren't interested in all that stuff it's pretty useful as a replacement for something like an Xbox Live Party, as it's fairly lightweight and can used on phones and the like as well as computers. In my friend circle, we use it game chat for stuff like Switch games or some cross-play games rather than somewhat janky game-chat.



#20490 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10745 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 17 November 2019 - 09:11 PM

Sound like a millennial mislabeling Gen-X'ers...

 

I don't think Discord Nitro is really worth it over what the free Discord offers you.