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#8011 aircobra   The Wind CAGiversary!   2649 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:43 PM

I take it that you cannot get into the Alpha ring at this point?



#8012 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8552 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:49 PM

You check your "ring" by going into the Insider Hub. There, you should see pinned Announcements. Click the one that says "This console is in Preview ____ "
Should bring you to a new page.
Click on the Manage button.
Voila, you can pick your ring.

Alpha is invite-only. There is a survey in the Hub for some that asks if you want to be considered for it, so fill it out and cross your fingers that you are deemed special enough to get in.

#8013 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3797 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:50 PM

MK11 requires an internet connection to unlock any Gear, use the Krypt, or play Towers of Time. The Krypt was accessible offline in 9 and 10. Gear and Towers of Time were first started in Injustice 2, and IJ2's Gear and Multiverse (its version of ToT) were accessible offline in a reduced capicity, but still playable.

 

https://www.resetera...e-krypt.111786/



#8014 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8552 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:52 PM

MK11 requires an internet connection to unlock any Gear, use the Krypt, or play Towers of Time. The Krypt was accessible offline in 9 and 10. Gear and Towers of Time were first started in Injustice 2, and IJ2's Gear and Multiverse (its version of ToT) were accessible offline in a reduced capicity, but still playable.

https://www.resetera...e-krypt.111786/

I just get less and less hyped for this game.
I assume this is an antipiracy/antihacking thing.
Gotta make sure the monetization is safe, ey WB?

#8015 Barry Burton   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1643 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Barry Burton

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:33 PM

The Penguins got lucky that Tampa lost about a half hour before they did. Everyone is killing Tampa, no one seems to have noticed Pittsburgh lost.

the pens have cup rings plugging their ears



#8016 Masters_93  

Masters_93

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:39 PM

Ubisoft is giving away AC: Unity on PC:

 

https://register.ubi...-giveaway/en-US



#8017 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAG Veteran   402 Posts   Joined 0.9 Years Ago  

Super Strider TurbulenceEX

Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:12 PM

I just get less and less hyped for this game.
I assume this is an antipiracy/antihacking thing.
Gotta make sure the monetization is safe, ey WB?


Yeah this game just gets more and more underwhelming the more info is released. At this point I think I'll try to rent it since MK gets stale after a week anyway.

#8018 jimbobvaquero  

jimbobvaquero

Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:19 PM

Anybody want a key for KotoR?

 

edit: Code sent.



#8019 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   3045 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:22 PM

Anybody want a key for KotoR?


I'll take it and thank you.

#8020 DiGiTAL WEDGiES  

DiGiTAL WEDGiES

Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:35 PM

So what are the early adopters impressions of WWZ...?

 

Happy with your purchase?



#8021 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7863 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:08 PM

It's cheaper to use an existing design slightly modified than to design and manufacture a new design.  I wonder how much empty space will be in this new console.

I guess it depends on how many they sell.  Both Sony and MS has made smaller cheaper revisions of their consoles both this gen and previous. 

 

If they could make it smaller and make it cheaper to make and they sell enough of them they would come out a head.  

 

Just seems like a horrible idea to remove the drive knock and $50 off the MSRP.  When frequently (and currently) they are selling like 6 different XBox One S with drive and a game for the SAME price.   The pack in games aren't super compelling IMO.  But maybe it will entice some people on a very tight budget.  

 

At $199.99 and a 2/3rds smaller I might have been interested.  For $20 to $50 difference and the same footprint as what I had before my X?  No sold.  I would have put this in the living room and used it for my TV Streaming needs and occasional XBox gaming.

 

For BF last year wasn't the MineCraft XBox One S 1TB bundle $189.99 at Best buy?  I seem to recall it sitting (and seemingly not selling very well) next to a pallet of PS4 Spiderman's for $199.99.  I just don't understand who is going to buy this and why?  

 

It isn't cheap enough or anything new IMO.



#8022 PatFortenbaugh   ALL GLORY TO THE GAME PASS CAGiversary!   903 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

PatFortenbaugh

Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:11 PM

My stupid ass was playing Unmechanical and I drunkenly palmed my controller and accidently pressed Y

 

-_-U



#8023 krishna_malladi   You seem familiar, did I annoy you before? CAGiversary!   4029 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

krishna_malladi

Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:27 PM

No one wanted xbox updates and were bitching incessantly. Now, everyone wants to get into the preview program. LoL

#8024 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9081 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:42 PM

No one wanted xbox updates and were bitching incessantly. Now, everyone wants to get into the preview program. LoL


I’m in the preview program but never got in the ring with the auto self refunds. Now I guess they killed the auto self refunds (at least for new people). That’s the only thing I really ever was hoping to get into.

#8025 aircobra   The Wind CAGiversary!   2649 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:58 PM

No one wanted xbox updates and were bitching incessantly. Now, everyone wants to get into the preview program. LoL

Please, continue with these horrible generalizations.



#8026 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13635 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:03 PM

Please, continue with these horrible generalizations.

I Mean, he's right. It's why I opted out of the previews because there is no real benefit besides bragging rights. That and more often than not I hear something doesn't work because they downloaded an update from the preview program now something is borked until the next update.



#8027 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10304 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:11 PM

I Mean, he's right. It's why I opted out of the previews because there is no real benefit besides bragging rights. That and more often than not I hear something doesn't work because they downloaded an update from the preview program now something is borked until the next update.

I've been in the Alpha ring for a while now and it isn't so bad at the moment (minus the whole messages fuckery that is happening).  I got into it to jump into the BC program early, but yeah that was pretty much the last time I really benefited from it.



#8028 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   375 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:17 PM

My stupid ass was playing Unmechanical and I drunkenly palmed my controller and accidently pressed Y

 

-_-U

 

I hate achievements that require playthroughs without using hints, which are usually tied to a face button.  I get paranoid that I may have accidentally pushed the wrong button.



#8029 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10304 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:25 PM

It looks like Nina Gaiden II is now purchasable digitally in the US.  For $30.

 

https://marketplace....e=Game#LiveZone



#8030 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3547 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:28 PM

Someone needs to make an Xbox One S to Xbox One S All-Digital Edition conversion video. Show us how to take a strip of white duct tape, put it over the disc drive and now you have it before anyone else that preorders! Seems like you could make a pretty funny YouTube video out of this.



#8031 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3797 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:33 PM

 

So what are the early adopters impressions of WWZ...?

 

Happy with your purchase?

 

Cousin bought it, we played like 90 minutes last night. The core of the game seems fine. The basic gameplay is pretty close to a third-person L4D, even down to most of the Special Infected. The levels are shorter however, and are designed to have more moments of "stay here and defend" than L4D had. There are also only three levels per city, rather than the 5 to 6 of L4D's locations. There is a new set of survivors for each location so that's cool.

 

The biggest difference from L4D is a class system that changes your starting weapons and gives you access to different perk type stuff that you can choose as you level up. Weapons also have a leveling system. I can't speak to how this really is as it seems like you take a while to level each thing up. This is sort of a mix of L4D style weapons where you permanently upgrade instead of finding laser pointer style items randomly, combined with the leveling system from Vermintide.

 

Problems:

-There doesn't seem to be in-game voice chat during loading or in the mission lobby.

-There are no bots if you are not playing Solo. You either can play the missions alone to get bots or are required to matchmake if your party has less than 4.

-Many players are total idiots that rush off and die while drawing attention from the zombies. Most people are not using mics which probably makes the higher difficulties un-playable with randoms. Hopefully this is just a "new game" issue but with the lack of marketing there may not be that much of a playerbase.

-Some weird bugs. Nothing game-breaking so far but there was some weird stuff with zombie movement sometimes.

 

Overall it's alright. At $60 I'd probably say avoid but $40 isn't terrible if you are looking for another game like L4D.



#8032 Bowie88   Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster CAGiversary!   211 Posts   Joined 1.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:36 PM

Someone needs to make an Xbox One S to Xbox One S All-Digital Edition conversion video. Show us how to take a strip of white duct tape, put it over the disc drive and now you have it before anyone else that preorders! Seems like you could make a pretty funny YouTube video out of this.


"Preorder now and I'll stick a mystery disc in the drive before I tape it up. Will it be a game? A movie? A blank disc? Order today!"

#8033 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10304 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:52 PM

Someone needs to make an Xbox One S to Xbox One S All-Digital Edition conversion video. Show us how to take a strip of white duct tape, put it over the disc drive and now you have it before anyone else that preorders! Seems like you could make a pretty funny YouTube video out of this.

SIGH...It has a disk drive, but it doesn't have a disc drive.



#8034 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   799 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:55 PM

SIGH...It has a disk drive, but it doesn't have a disc drive.

toMAYto, toMAHto

/s

#8035 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10304 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:01 PM

toMAYto, toMAHto

/s

Different enough for me to inconvenience electrons and for MS to know better. ;)



#8036 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8552 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:08 PM

Mixpots for yesterday's Inside Xbox are out.
You get a gun for Sea of Thieves and a RAGE 2 avatar prop.

$30 for NG2? Are they high?
Doesn't even come with the DLC.

#8037 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5660 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:17 PM

Gears eSports stream is live.  Skins determined by poll.  Mixer chat is having login problems, but the polls seem to work.

 

https://live.gearsofwar.com



#8038 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9081 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:20 PM

$30 for NG2? Are they high?
Doesn't even come with the DLC.


Got a used physical copy at GameStop yesterday for $9.99. Looks fantastic and plays wonderfully on my X.

#8039 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   1942 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

tribalnoise

Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:23 PM

is that a different listing? the one i saw yesterday had demos, videos, etc.



#8040 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1227 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:59 PM

Mixpots for yesterday's Inside Xbox are out.

I guess catching the last 40 seconds wasn't enough to qualify.