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#451 idogames  

idogames

Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:54 AM

Well, it seems I misjudged my premium refurbished console. The TV I was using on my trip had a box hooked up to it for the internet and routing HDMI connections, and it appears that that was the issue with the screen tearing. I've been using the back-up system on my TCL and zero problems.


I'd still keep an eye on it, and lean on the side of returning it during the window of opportunity. I've been having weird things happen that I've been making excuses for on one of my old classic 360's for a while now. It did have a good run though, but I've finally ordered a cheap S model to replace it.

#452 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13422 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:01 AM

Microsoft seems to have removed the forums from ExpertZone. It pretty much was just people bitching that the US store hasn't been restocked in over a year so I see why, but it probably isn't a good sign.

 

I'm surprised they even have one since each of their courses and articles are typically crowded with fake comments from bots and such.



#453 OldSlowGamer   Old Slow Gamer CAGiversary!   487 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

OldSlowGamer

Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:42 AM

Regarding the Game Pass Quests - it's great that they're giving us points for completing the quests but why so many different quests with games I won't be able to finish just trying to get all the points? I cant' even enjoy the games anymore. 

 

Strange Brigade - You can get the Earn the Queensbury Rule, ok? achievement pretty quickly by playing Horde mode. You have to press RB to do a melee attack. It was kinda awkward but I got it on the third wave. This will complete one part of the Strange Brigade quest and net you 25 points. It will also check off the "shooters" task under the "Endless Play" Quest.

 

The "Play Something New" quest might have a glitch. I have not received 100 points even though it was checked off as completed. I sent an email to MS support to look into it.

 

For the "Endless Play" quest -> Sports and Racing, I played Hydro Thunder but for some reason I did not get an achievement for winning a race. I should have gotten it for "Earning a bronze or better in any Single Player Event." I'll try it with a X1 title instead of a BC title.

Rocket League has a bunch of easy achievements if you haven't played it yet.  They count toward sports and the overall get 21 achievements quest.  Also, the game is fun!



#454 idogames  

idogames

Posted 14 January 2019 - 02:11 AM

I'd still keep an eye on it, and lean on the side of returning it during the window of opportunity. I've been having weird things happen that I've been making excuses for on one of my old classic 360's for a while now. It did have a good run though, but I've finally ordered a cheap S model to replace it.

I'm not even kidding my computer got blue screen of death less than 3 seconds after posting this. I don't even remember the last time i had a blue screen. I'm sorry Bill. Please leave me alone. Posting from my phone rn until i have access to my computer again.
Spoiler


#455 Masters_93  

Masters_93

Posted 14 January 2019 - 02:15 AM

The DLC comes in about 3/4 into the game storyine wise. In all honesty it's all pretty forgettable. There's small nods to older Deus Ex games in there and can remap some of your augmentations, but really doesn't factor much if at all into the overall storyline of the main game.


I just looked it up and I’m at the mission right before when the DLC is supposed to take place. But, I think I’ll just skip it then and do it at the end.

#456 sickman   Bringer of Light CAGiversary!   348 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2019 - 02:38 AM

To piggyback on that notion, I think that gamers fall into two groups nowadays - gamers who play to be challenged and gamers who play to relax. If people want to be challenged while playing a game, there is a sense of accomplishment that comes from beating a difficult game or a difficult section of a game. But, I play to relax. My life is difficult enough as it is.


I admit, I've definitely changed in my old age. I used to start and beat everything on the hardest mode available, but I just don't have it in me anymore. I finally stopped when Max Payne 3 beat me down enough to see it wasn't fun anymore. I still start all the Halo games on Heroic, but that's about it for me. I actually shy away from games that mention extreme difficulty, as I just don't have the patience to be frustrated by something that's supposed to be fun. No shame!

#457 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1450 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 03:13 AM

Max Payne 3 was brutal, ugh New York Minute, I'm going to have nightmares 



#458 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   1883 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

tribalnoise

Posted 14 January 2019 - 03:13 AM

For anyone who hasn’t done that $5 gift card for buying a best selling ebook from MS, The Collector’s Apprentice is down to $2.40. So double your money folks. :)

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

is there a link to the promo? i'd like to review the terms before i buy

 

edit: found it at https://www.microsof.../yearsbestbooks



#459 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5314 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2019 - 03:17 AM

The Game Pass quest tracking is off for me.  It shows me having completed the one with 21 achievements, but I haven't popped that many since the start of the year.  If you go back to Dec 30th when I was still trying to complete the TA challenge, I'd have more than 21.  Also, the genre one shows me with the shooter and action / adventure ones completed, but not the sports / racing, while FH4 appears to be the only game I've got an achievement in since the start of the year that qualifies for that quest.

 

Countdowns.

 

Spoiler


#460 deszaras   Wait...what? CAGiversary!   784 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 14 January 2019 - 03:20 AM

To piggyback on that notion, I think that gamers fall into two groups nowadays - gamers who play to be challenged and gamers who play to relax.  If people want to be challenged while playing a game, there is a sense of accomplishment that comes from beating a difficult game or a difficult section of a game.  But, I play to relax.  My life is difficult enough as it is.  I don't enjoy games that are so difficult that I can't progress in them without replaying the same stage over and over.  I feel like a hamster on a running wheel Monday through Friday, but at least I'm getting paid for that.  If I sit down to enjoy a game, I want to feel like a superhero or a god or whatever that character is.  I try a game on normal mode, and then, if I'm not making any significant progress, I will play on easy or casual or whatever the next step down is.  I'm not ashamed of that fact.  I don't have anything to prove to anyone.  Anyone who thinks less of me for that can kiss my ass.  I paid for the game, so I would like to see as much of it as I can to get my money's worth out of it.


I’m in the same camp. I play games to escape and relax. I want some challenge but nothing that drastically challenges me especially if it’s an rpg or action game with a good story. If the main reason I am playing a game is for the story, I’ll play it on normal or easy automatically. I don’t want to reload saves or try a level or section of one for hours. Going through the frustration of beating a game on a harder difficulty holds no motivation for me. I bought the game for enjoyment and I’ll play it so I can get the most fun out of it no matter what. That’s why I played Skyrim remastered with mods even though I knew I wouldn’t get any achievements.

#461 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   2924 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 14 January 2019 - 03:31 AM

Max Payne 3 was brutal, ugh New York Minute, I'm going to have nightmares


Wait you actually got that cheevo? If so I doff my hat to you sir.

#462 Masters_93  

Masters_93

Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:00 AM

I’m in the same camp. I play games to escape and relax. I want some challenge but nothing that drastically challenges me especially if it’s an rpg or action game with a good story. If the main reason I am playing a game is for the story, I’ll play it on normal or easy automatically. I don’t want to reload saves or try a level or section of one for hours. Going through the frustration of beating a game on a harder difficulty holds no motivation for me. I bought the game for enjoyment and I’ll play it so I can get the most fun out of it no matter what. That’s why I played Skyrim remastered with mods even though I knew I wouldn’t get any achievements.

I'm on the same boat. There's many games where I'll check the play on normal/easy (unless there's an achievement for normal), when I just want to knock the game off of my backlog or enjoy the story. There's very few games where I've actually played on harder difficulty from the start.

 

Off the top of my head, it's only Halo that I start on heroic and (after many playthroughs), I'm playing through Mass Effect 2 on Insanity to get the achievement. 



#463 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5314 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:27 AM

I'm stubborn, so I still try to complete things without easing up on the difficulty.  Particularly if there are achievements involved.  Last night, I was trying to complete the Porsche bowling showcase in FM6.  Target score is 470k, my first run was ~450k, so I figured it would take a few more tries once I got the layout of the track.  Got to 465k, but after many failed attempts, the game suggested I lower the difficulty.  Fuck that.  Check TA for tips - suggestion was to lower the difficulty.  Nope.  An hour and a half later, I finally crack 490k.  To think I skipped the endurance showcase because it would take an hour or so to complete.

 

Still partway through my solo Insane run of Gears 4.  Will complete that.  Eventually.  Then there's the Inconceivable solo achievement.  Will attempt that without cheesing it with a casual partner.

 

I may no longer have the reflexes to handle something Cuphead, much less Super Meat Boy, Celeste or Cloudberry Kingdom.  Though I will keep trying.

 

Added the Bethesda tables (already had the others on sale), Sine Mora EX and Stories of Bethem to the backlog.  May add Wonder Boy and Ys as well.



#464 2ndopp   CAG Assassin CAGiversary!   136 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:54 AM

Rocket League has a bunch of easy achievements if you haven't played it yet.  They count toward sports and the overall get 21 achievements quest.  Also, the game is fun!

Doh!  I just renewed my Game Pass two nights ago and the quests haven't shown up on my rewards list yet.  I blasted through 15 Rocket League achievements last night. Here's hoping they will still count



#465 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10627 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:24 AM

Dex worth $3?



#466 deszaras   Wait...what? CAGiversary!   784 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:31 AM

Does anyone have Rad Rodgers? It looks like a fun game and I was wondering if anyone could give me their impressions. Thanks.

#467 The Masked Heel  

The Masked Heel

Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:11 AM

Dex worth $3?

It's a decent game. Not going to blow you away or anything, but it's definitely worth $3.



#468 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1450 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:23 AM

Wait you actually got that cheevo? If so I doff my hat to you sir.

Haha no, I gave that up quickly. The ratio on True Achievements isn't actually that bad, maybe I'll take a look again if we ever get the BC release. 

 

SPOILERS

Meh on that, looks like I need to grab Y's, did Pat ever come back to announce a winner on that?



#469 briandadude   Vita + Xbox CAGiversary!   575 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:41 PM

Yay or nay for Baja: Edge of Control HD for $6? https://www.microsof...hd/bw7qnrl06hb9



#470 MOStateSuperman   I eat birds and planes for breakfast. CAGiversary!   399 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

MOStateSuperman

Posted 14 January 2019 - 02:10 PM

Does anyone have Rad Rodgers? It looks like a fun game and I was wondering if anyone could give me their impressions. Thanks.

I picked it up during this sale. I'm just a couple of levels in, but it seems like a fun run 'n gun so far. The writing will probably get at least a smirk. I had been waiting for a ~50% off sale, so I jumped on this one immediately. 



#471 nypickle   Orange and Blue CAGiversary!   999 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2019 - 02:45 PM

Does anyone have Rad Rodgers? It looks like a fun game and I was wondering if anyone could give me their impressions. Thanks.


I bought it based on some posts about it. For $5 you can't really go wrong. It's a classic run and gun type game. Bright colors, smooth controls. The thing that sold me more was the free DLC upgrade coming later for XBOX/PS4 owners. https://youtu.be/ydBlVH8M4k4

#472 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13422 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:15 PM

I Finally got around to watching that Tomb Raider reboot movie this weekend. My only real compliment is I enjoy PG-13 bow and arrow movies because every shot is an instant killshot regardless of where it hits. Right pec. Killshot. Shoulder. Killshot. Side of the leg. Killshot. Besides that was really hoping someone would turn to Lara Croft and ask her at the end "what are you? Some kinda Tomb Raider??" Also I'm posting this simply as proof or a reminder that there was a reboot Tomb Raider movie and her enemy was the Unity gaming physics engine logo.

 

And Bing is really running out of ideas today when the quiz is to test my Verve Pipe knowledge.



#473 even13flow   Founder of GamerNation CAGiversary!   472 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:21 PM

Just FYI to those with pinball fx2 table issues. I finally got a reply back from the support email someone provided here. They asked me for proof of purchase through MS so I'm hoping they will get this squared away. I'll post an update when or if I get it resolved.

Definitely not going to roll the dice on a deal like this again though.

#474 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   374 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:26 PM

For anyone who hasn’t done that $5 gift card for buying a best selling ebook from MS, The Collector’s Apprentice is down to $2.40. So double your money folks. :)

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

looks like this book is back to full price now that sucks



#475 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2118 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:30 PM

And Bing is really running out of ideas today when the quiz is to test my Verve Pipe knowledge.


yeah, it's pretty bittersweet.

#476 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13422 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:37 PM

yeah, it's pretty bittersweet.

I Mean no one is going to hold them responsible, because they were merely freshmen.



#477 oldcasio  

oldcasio

Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:43 PM

yeah, it's pretty bittersweet.


That would be The Verve... what a Freshman.

#478 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10020 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:54 PM

I bought it based on some posts about it. For $5 you can't really go wrong. It's a classic run and gun type game. Bright colors, smooth controls. The thing that sold me more was the free DLC upgrade coming later for XBOX/PS4 owners.

FOMO is kicking in on this one pretty hard.  At least the game is on deep discount sale before they add a bunch of stuff (looking at you Shovel Knight).

#479 lochdoun   Coast to Coast CAGiversary!   549 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:59 PM

Pretty fucked up that the pinball table import conviently stops working when the 360 tables are on sale.

#480 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2396 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:06 PM

And Bing is really running out of ideas today when the quiz is to test my Verve Pipe knowledge.


And thanks Bing for once again resetting my “streak”... back to 1 day now.