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#5851 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2297 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 22 March 2019 - 10:26 AM

Has anyone ever used a sick/vacay day to stay home from work just to play a game? If so what game was it?

My dental work staycation last week was intended, in part, to finally play the Resident Evil 2 remake. So, kinda, yes.

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#5852 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1724 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:51 AM

I just got a $10 code sent to me via Xbox Live for being a great Xbox fan!!

And in celebration of whatever sale they are running now.

I also got this $10 code said for "our first ever critically acclaimed sale" so I guess be on the look out? I never usually get the targeted stuff, never the $5 emails so who knows how they are figuring it. Oh yeah got the other message from MS Rewards about you earned points in the Game Pass Quests that goes nowhere also. 



#5853 Sielanas  

Posted 22 March 2019 - 02:06 PM

Has anyone ever used a sick/vacay day to stay home from work just to play a game? If so what game was it?

For every Warcraft expansion launch, I think dating back to Wrath, I've taken at least one day off. I know I've taken more than that in the past.



#5854 Bowie88   Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster CAGiversary!   211 Posts   Joined 1.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2019 - 03:41 PM

ESRB rating for Borderlands (1) GOTY edition for current-gen systems has been discovered. Looks like we are getting a remaster of the first game to compliment the Handsome Collection. Still holding out for a Borderlands 3 announcement soon.

#5855 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   3045 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 22 March 2019 - 03:57 PM

Looks like we are all guilty of taking time off work to partake in one of our most expensive vices in life.Thinking on paying full price for Sekiro since it's getting high praise and last full price game I bought was ME Andromeda so that's saying alot.

#5856 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1576 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

MrRidickulous

Posted 22 March 2019 - 03:57 PM

People need to chill with this remaster nonsense. Bout to get a new line of consoles and we can’t keep pulling out the old favorites to rehash for cash. Need some new ideas and games to play on my phone.

#5857 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10302 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:07 PM

People need to chill with this remaster nonsense. Bout to get a new line of consoles and we can’t keep pulling out the old favorites to rehash for cash. Need some new ideas and games to play on my phone.

The beauty with Microsoft's new console (and probably Sony's) is that games this generation of console can play can be played on the next generation.



#5858 RedPandaKids  

RedPandaKids

Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:12 PM

Most expensive vice? You have not played magic the gathering :)

#5859 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3475 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:20 PM

ESRB rating for Borderlands (1) GOTY edition for current-gen systems has been discovered. Looks like we are getting a remaster of the first game to compliment the Handsome Collection. Still holding out for a Borderlands 3 announcement soon.

I'm totally fine with Borderlands 1 if it's a short term announcement and not a centerpiece.  I loved Borderlands 1.  I would love to see them do some back-end work to the structure of it, though.  It was difficult to play with someone else unless you were the same level and same place in the story if I recall.



#5860 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9076 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:20 PM

Looks like we are all guilty of taking time off work to partake in one of our most expensive vices in life.Thinking on paying full price for Sekiro since it's getting high praise and last full price game I bought was ME Andromeda so that's saying alot.

Find some discount credit in the trading forum or some place like GameFlip and then you won’t be paying full price at least.

And I think this is a wiser choice than ME Andromeda was. Just sayin.

#5861 captbrannigan  

captbrannigan

Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:25 PM

Looks like we are all guilty of taking time off work to partake in one of our most expensive vices in life.Thinking on paying full price for Sekiro since it's getting high praise and last full price game I bought was ME Andromeda so that's saying alot.

Sekiro looks great and all, but it's just single player story game. From games don't have Ubisofts history of slashed prices, but I expect it will be 50% by summertime. The release is probably too close to expect it in the spring sale...

#5862 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   513 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

lionheart059

Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:32 PM

Sekiro looks great and all, but it's just single player story game. From games don't have Ubisofts history of slashed prices, but I expect it will be 50% by summertime. The release is probably too close to expect it in the spring sale...

How long was it before GoW2018 hit 50% off...?



#5863 Tebunker   Shrugs at Clouds CAGiversary!   667 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:06 PM

Looks like we are all guilty of taking time off work to partake in one of our most expensive vices in life.Thinking on paying full price for Sekiro since it's getting high praise and last full price game I bought was ME Andromeda so that's saying alot.

Nope. I have never taken off work for games.

I definitely thought about it though. I love the hobby but vaca/sick time is sacred for family time or healing.

Now, when I used to be an hourly worker or didnt have a regular M-F schedule, yeah I would finagle my schedule at times, but never used pto or sick time


As for Sekiro I am kind of pissed, people bought all of Bestbuy’s ‘physical’ code in a box PC versions. I was holding out on some reward certs so hopefully they get some in stock or we get a patch allowing for changing resolution on X1X to get better frame rates etc.

#5864 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   938 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:09 PM

Nope. I have never taken off work for games.

I definitely thought about it though. I love the hobby but vaca/sick time is sacred for family time or healing.

Now, when I used to be an hourly worker or didnt have a regular M-F schedule, yeah I would finagle my schedule at times, but never used pto ot sick time


A bunch of friends and I did it for Halo 3. All night campaign play through. Fun stuff. Since then, though, not again. Server issues almost always plague launch days, and as you said, I now need those days in case of the kids being sick, etc.

#5865 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11183 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:10 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=6xGeQusIXQc

Hilarious. Especially Dying Light


Hearing Laura Bailey as The Boss makes me want more Saints Row SO BAD. I can't believe it's been 6 years since IV.

#5866 akathatoneguy   Use your turn signal CAGiversary!   1018 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

akathatoneguy

Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:50 PM

I've toyed with the idea of taking off work for a game's launch before but I'm ultimately too cheap to do it. I'm a freelancer so my schedule is very flexible and I have more free time than basically all of my friends, but I don't get those paid days off.
 

Sekiro is pretty freaking cool and just as hard as a Souls game. Some nice mechanics and do like the faster paced combat, through it just means I die quicker, lol.

Did you see that a streamer completed all 4 Souls games and Bloodbourne back to back without taking a single hit? Craziness!



#5867 Throne of Ooze  

Throne of Ooze

Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:54 PM

Any thoughts on the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Season Pass? I am more inclined to buy since I have the base game on Game Pass but $20 still seems steep. I am liking the main game though.

The latest release "Serpents Heart" has been the most enjoyable piece so far imo. That being said all of the dlc has been a tad forgettable. Some of the side content isn't accessible until later in the game. Similar to Rise's season pass it's price will drop like a rock once they have all been released.



#5868 kcobra22  

Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:30 PM



#5869 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2313 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:33 PM

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On that note, does MS even have a naming department? They had to know this disc-less Xbox was going to be called the Xbox One SAD Edition by trolls. Of course they didn't know that stupid Xbone nickname was going to become a thing either. :razz:



#5870 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13635 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:39 PM

TIL Penny Arcade web comic is still around.



#5871 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2297 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:45 PM

I'm totally fine with Borderlands 1 if it's a short term announcement and not a centerpiece.  I loved Borderlands 1.  I would love to see them do some back-end work to the structure of it, though.  It was difficult to play with someone else unless you were the same level and same place in the story if I recall.

It definitely needs more than a fresh coat of paint. Inventory management and sharing items was also really cumbersome. I'd prefer it be an add-on or title update to the Handsome Collection, but that is unlikely.

 

I'd be more into the idea if it was a preorder bonus for BL3.

 

The beauty with Microsoft's new console (and probably Sony's) is that games this generation of console can play can be played on the next generation.

THIS. Likely also the reason MS is putting so much time/energy into MCC, it'll be the standard experience for next gen, too.



#5872 Doctor Zod   Phantom Zone permanent resident CAGiversary!   575 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Doctor Zod

Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:46 PM

Shang Tsung will be the first DLC character for MK11. I'm OK with him. Especially now that he's voiced by Cary Tagawa who played him in the original 1995 movie. He also lend his facial likeness.



#5873 mundial1345   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   572 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

mundial1345

Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:13 PM

Any thoughts on the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Season Pass? I am more inclined to buy since I have the base game on Game Pass but $20 still seems steep. I am liking the main game though.

 

I paid full price for the season pass I don't regret it per se but I also wish I would have waited for it to go cheaper. Basically all the season pass is, is 7 challenge tombs which each last probably about an hour give or take. If you really enjoy the challenge tombs I would recommend the pass at $20 if not I would maybe wait a bit longer for it to go cheaper. Of the five that are out already only two of them really stick out in my memory but none of them were bad by any means. Also if you're an achievements hunter they are a pretty easy 85 achievements points for completing them and for equipping the equipment you unlock from completing the tomb. Then the other two achievements are only 5 points each and are for completing the tombs on a speed run and a score attack run. 



#5874 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3795 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:24 PM

It definitely needs more than a fresh coat of paint. Inventory management and sharing items was also really cumbersome. I'd prefer it be an add-on or title update to the Handsome Collection, but that is unlikely.

These are sky high hopes for the company that didn't include co-op or even DLC into BL2 VR. This is almost guaranteed to be an up-res job. Best I can see is a bump to 60 FPS and using high res textures if the original PC version was better off.



#5875 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   1942 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

tribalnoise

Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:38 PM

i took time off when xbox one x came out. i had PTO that was about to expire but i probably would have taken the time off anyway :D



#5876 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4168 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:06 PM

I took vacation the week NBA Live 10 came out. I was pretty hardcore into 09 (ranked 6 overall at one point) so I thought I would jump in and go for #1 overall online. Didn’t happen. Stupid step back glitch. At release, any step back 3 went in. Literally. Ended my rise to the top.

#5877 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAG Veteran   402 Posts   Joined 0.9 Years Ago  

Super Strider TurbulenceEX

Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:09 PM

Shang Tsung will be the first DLC character for MK11. I'm OK with him. Especially now that he's voiced by Cary Tagawa who played him in the original 1995 movie. He also lend his facial likeness.

Game isn't even out yet and we already have DLC annoucements.

 

I sure hope that rumor is true and this hits GamePass/



#5878 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9076 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:15 PM

My wife unexpectedly called in sick today. Translation: no playing Sekiro at lunch and likely no playing tonight as she lays on the couch in front of the TV my X is on.

🤦‍♂️

#5879 RedPandaKids  

RedPandaKids

Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:24 PM

I took vacation the week NBA Live 10 came out. I was pretty hardcore into 09 (ranked 6 overall at one point) so I thought I would jump in and go for #1 overall online. Didn’t happen. Stupid step back glitch. At release, any step back 3 went in. Literally. Ended my rise to the top.


Any????? Step back 3? So people didn’t even play real games? It was three pointer after 3 pointer, unless there was a steal

#5880 HektiK   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:30 PM

My wife unexpectedly called in sick today. Translation: no playing Sekiro at lunch and likely no playing tonight as she lays on the couch in front of the TV my X is on.

‍♂

 

 

I also want to be playing Sekiro this weekend but wont because I am broke and the wife will have me digging in the yard.  Planting season has arrived.