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#5911 HyperG   GamersVlog.com CAGiversary!   2904 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:22 AM

Why is Microsoft have double standards when it comes to comm banning people? Someones called me certain words 3 times and all it takes is one time for me to call someone the same thing and get comm banned instantly and one case / occurrence (that happened a while ago mind you).



#5912 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3973 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:00 AM

June 21st. I guess "early Spring" had some issues since that's the first day of Summer. I don't understand why they refuse to use the soundtrack for their trailers. It's been confirmed that none of the original English dub voice actors have been brought on for the new Netflix dub. At this point I hope the final Rebuild movie keeps them since the first three did. Presumably Funimation will still want them.

 



#5913 Dagolara   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   648 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Dagolara

Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:19 AM

Just had an odd empty of players dz instance. Free supply drops and an easy peasy thieves den discovery. 



#5914 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10709 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 23 March 2019 - 06:50 AM

Watched Infinity War again for the first time since seeing it in the theaters. Even better than I remember. I am so stoked for Endgame.



#5915 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10709 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 23 March 2019 - 06:58 AM

So who approved this name? 

 

https://www.xbox.com.../blacks-at-xbox

 

BiGFistBumpHero-hero.jpg



#5916 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3973 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:35 AM

An update from the ElDewrito team, the guys that have heavily modded Halo Online to be essentially be Halo 3 PC on steroids. They talk about their involvement with 343 as some sort of advisers, and give vague teasing that they're working on stuff for their mod. It's interesting to be able to hear anything about this, since the whole situation is pretty unique as far as I'm aware.

 

I do have to say they come off as kind of full of themselves, as you see from some mod creators, and especially when none of the current group actually started this project. The bit below stuck out to me.

 

"While we are beyond excited that MCC is coming to PC and this is fantastic news for all Halo Fans, many of us are a little disappointed in what is being offered on launch. ElDewrito 0.6 didn’t just attempt to bring a Halo game to PC, it brought it with a very fresh experience while keeping the Original, classic “Yep This Is Halo” feeling. An insanely enhanced forge, and a plethora of gametype and player trait customization never before seen in a Halo game. While we feel that this is a crucial aspect that should be included on launch to keep players interested with the limited initial content, we are very glad that modding support and forge are on the roadmap for a future time, and look forward to helping 343 shape this aspect of MCC."

 

I get that it's not the full game and that no Forge is a blow, but having the campaign, Firefight, and Bungie/Certain Affinity created maps is still plenty of content for a platform that hasn't had the game before. As far as "advisory board" work, I feel like they might have asked about PC-centric features like FOV sliders or the server hosting solution they've used, and probably what they've learned is easy or difficult to do with mods on the (essentially) Halo 3 code they've been working with.



#5917 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   8585 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

FlamedLiquid

Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:29 AM

So who approved this name? 

 

https://www.xbox.com.../blacks-at-xbox

 

BiGFistBumpHero-hero.jpg

better question................who approved that controller? 



#5918 Biggquis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2441 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:54 AM

So who approved this name? 

 

https://www.xbox.com.../blacks-at-xbox

 

BiGFistBumpHero-hero.jpg

Wow.  That graphic on the page, too.  I really hope someone hacked that page.



#5919 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8646 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:53 AM

June 21st. I guess "early Spring" had some issues since that's the first day of Summer. I don't understand why they refuse to use the soundtrack for their trailers. It's been confirmed that none of the original English dub voice actors have been brought on for the new Netflix dub. At this point I hope the final Rebuild movie keeps them since the first three did. Presumably Funimation will still want them.

https://www.youtube....h?v=vAg-jZgn_dk

I had a feeling it was delayed given we had no date until now. Redub is probably taking longer than anticipated.

Is it confirmed they're using 0 of the old VAs? It was mostly speculation last I checked since the old VAs have mostly kept quiet since talking to Netflix about getting recast (suggesting NDAs).

Either way, hopefully the company doing the new dub (VSI Group since ADV refuses to play nice with the old dub afaik) doesn't suck.

#5920 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8646 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:54 AM

So who approved this name?

https://www.xbox.com.../blacks-at-xbox

BiGFistBumpHero-hero.jpg


I feel like this is a month and a half late.

#5921 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4222 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 01:38 PM

Played a little of the free play weekend of NBA Playgrounds 2. Step back from last year in that every single card requires you to stat grind. Basically every card even stars like Lebron start as bronze (trash) and you have to level every attribute, individually based on their tier like bronze, silver and gold. What is worse is you have to unlock every stat in every tier before you can start working on the next tier. So if you are playing a guard you can’t continue to upgrade your shooting until you upgrade say your blocking, which may be very hard to do.
What’s even worse is as far as I can tell you can only grind these stat in a single game. If it take 3 steals to get to bronze, as an example, all those have to come in a single game. No game to game accumulation.
IMO if you don’t go into a game to specificity try to get the one stat you need you won’t be able to upgrade at medium to high levels.
Final score—Worse 2K money grab than the full 2k Hoops game.

#5922 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2373 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 23 March 2019 - 01:56 PM

Watched Infinity War again for the first time since seeing it in the theaters. Even better than I remember. I am so stoked for Endgame.

I'm officially on media blackout for it, not going to watch the new trailer. May re-watch again so that the GF is up to speed, we watched it in late January and she's already forgetting some major plot points.

 

She DID have pneumonia...

 

So who approved this name? 

 

https://www.xbox.com.../blacks-at-xbox

 

It definitely sounds..... outdated.



#5923 ViciouSkills   Writing All Wrongs CAGiversary!   64 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

ViciouSkills

Posted 23 March 2019 - 02:30 PM

I was a big fan of the first Division and I reached endgame for the sequel last night. The story is still uninteresting, but the gameplay and set pieces are quite good: Gold standard for looter shooters IMO.

Gamertag is ViciouSkills if anyone wants to grind for blueprints. I'm going to try to control myself a bit until the developers release World Tier 5.. Maybe download Hellblade or another Game Pass offering.



#5924 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   831 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 23 March 2019 - 03:51 PM

Played a little of the free play weekend of NBA Playgrounds 2. Step back from last year in that every single card requires you to stat grind. Basically every card even stars like Lebron start as bronze (trash) and you have to level every attribute, individually based on their tier like bronze, silver and gold. What is worse is you have to unlock every stat in every tier before you can start working on the next tier. So if you are playing a guard you can’t continue to upgrade your shooting until you upgrade say your blocking, which may be very hard to do.
What’s even worse is as far as I can tell you can only grind these stat in a single game. If it take 3 steals to get to bronze, as an example, all those have to come in a single game. No game to game accumulation.
IMO if you don’t go into a game to specificity try to get the one stat you need you won’t be able to upgrade at medium to high levels.
Final score—Worse 2K money grab than the full 2k Hoops game.

That’s a bummer. I really enjoyed the first Playgrounds game when it was on Game Pass, but I figured something like this would happen once “2K” got added to the title.

#5925 tangytangerine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4068 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

tangytangerine

Posted 23 March 2019 - 03:55 PM

Supposed leaked details on the disc drive-less Xbox One S.

 

-1 TB

-comes with Sea of Thieves, Minecraft, and Forza Horizon 3

-"will have the lowest recommended retail price (RRP) of all current Xbox One consoles"

-announcement in April, out in May

 

https://www.windowsc...al-release-date

If that's true, then that will suck.  They cut the BR drive out, so that you can't play physical games.  But still keep the hard drive size the same.   They could at least bump it up to 2TB, there's not that much of price difference between 1TB & 2TB hard drives.



#5926 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13716 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:02 PM

I Played Jydge last night after buying it months ago. I Sentence that game back to the backlog!



#5927 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6717 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:21 PM

I Played Jydge last night after buying it months ago. I Sentence that game back to the backlog!

Sorry to hear that, bud!  Neon Chrome is the best game out of the 10 Tons trilogy that includes Jydge and Tesla Vs Lovecraft IMO.  (OK, they're not really a trilogy per se, but in my head, I like to believe that they are.)  But, a lot of people look at Jydge as a less difficult Hotline Miami clone, and I wasn't a fan of that game either.  Neon Chrome is pretty much the same kind of gameplay except that it's a roguelike and precision and memorization aren't required to do well at the game.  



#5928 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6717 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:27 PM

If that's true, then that will suck.  They cut the BR drive out, so that you can't play physical games.  But still keep the hard drive size the same.   They could at least bump it up to 2TB, there's not that much of price difference between 1TB & 2TB hard drives.

I think that the hardcore gamer is the last group of people that they think about when they release these things.  Joe Schmoe or Joanne Schmoe is only ever going to play a handful of games which will probably include Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Minecraft, and Madden, so I suppose 1 TB is enough for them.  Meanwhile, the dedicated gamers among us will either have to buy an external or delete stuff when we're done with it to make more room for our hoarding compulsions...or just stick with the original disc version which we were gonna do anyway.  SMH.  :headache:



#5929 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11186 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:29 PM

So who approved this name?

https://www.xbox.com.../blacks-at-xbox

BiGFistBumpHero-hero.jpg


Black people who work at Microsoft did.

#5930 idogames  

idogames

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:42 PM

Why is Microsoft have double standards when it comes to comm banning people? Someones called me certain words 3 times and all it takes is one time for me to call someone the same thing and get comm banned instantly and one case / occurrence (that happened a while ago mind you).


Maybe MS decided it's no big deal to you, since you've called others the same thing in the past.

#5931 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13716 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:44 PM

So who approved this name? 

 

https://www.xbox.com.../blacks-at-xbox

 

BiGFistBumpHero-hero.jpg

 

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Sorry to hear that, bud!  Neon Chrome is the best game out of the 10 Tons trilogy that includes Jydge and Tesla Vs Lovecraft IMO.  (OK, they're not really a trilogy per se, but in my head, I like to believe that they are.)  But, a lot of people look at Jydge as a less difficult Hotline Miami clone, and I wasn't a fan of that game either.  Neon Chrome is pretty much the same kind of gameplay except that it's a roguelike and precision and memorization aren't required to do well at the game. 

The game was just...boring overall. The music, the presentation, everything and I'm actually starting Hotline Miami and I can see how the game isn't for everyone, but can't deny the music and colors go a long way in getting me interested even after dying alot. Like alot. I Am awful at Hotline Miami.



#5932 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2373 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:45 PM

If that's true, then that will suck.  They cut the BR drive out, so that you can't play physical games.  But still keep the hard drive size the same.   They could at least bump it up to 2TB, there's not that much of price difference between 1TB & 2TB hard drives.

I'm possibly interested in it, especially as a secondary system if the form factor is smaller and the price is low enough. The inside of the S model has a decent amount of space devoted to the disc drive, so they could make it smaller if they wanted to. With work travel, I'm very curious about the specifics.

 

My main concern is, it could be very portable, but if it's not the home system, it'll need to be online, which may limit it's practicality in terms of portability. Disc games don't have that requirement, but an all-digital system as a back-up may be a tougher sell if internet connections aren't available. 



#5933 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3973 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:11 PM

I had a feeling it was delayed given we had no date until now. Redub is probably taking longer than anticipated.

Is it confirmed they're using 0 of the old VAs? It was mostly speculation last I checked since the old VAs have mostly kept quiet since talking to Netflix about getting recast (suggesting NDAs).

Either way, hopefully the company doing the new dub (VSI Group since ADV refuses to play nice with the old dub afaik) doesn't suck.

 

She seems to have kind gone a bit crazy lately but she was the voice director for the original dub, and played Rei. I don't think she's done ADR work in a long time, and they already replaced her as Rei for Rebuild, so I'm not surpised she is out. I don't think she would liee about the other's being involved though, and Spike Spencer still has a tweet saying he'd like to reprise Shinji pinned on his Twitter. Tiffany Grant doesn't have Twitter and Misato's VA barely uses hers.

 

I don't think it's directly ADV's fault at this point. They died 10 years ago, it looks like their rights transferred to Section23 or Sentai Filmworks and expired around 2011. Pretty much every company involved with the original dub has had massive shifts in the past 20 years. Hell, even Gainax transferred the rights over to Studio Khara. It's probably more like it's in a weird limbo like we see with other older media.



#5934 WeeeDoo  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:16 PM

Been playing Ashen. My god does the game crap all over Dark Souls. Such a better experience.

#5935 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4904 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:36 PM

Call me old fashioned, but I'm not interested in Stadia unless there's an offline feature.  I should not have to worry whether or not I will lose my internet connection while playing.



#5936 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2373 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 23 March 2019 - 06:00 PM

Newegg has 6 months of XBL for $21 (buy 3 months, get 3 months free). 12 months for ~$40 is about as good a deal as we see, usually in November.

 

https://www.newegg.c...ID=7058984&SID=

 

I'm covered for a good long while, but tempted anyway.


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#5937 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2608 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 23 March 2019 - 06:03 PM

Call me old fashioned, but I'm not interested in Stadia unless there's an offline feature. I should not have to worry whether or not I will lose my internet connection while playing.

This.
And I can always take my console camping etc. or on a long trip where I’m not driving, or am flying. (Mainly talking about my switch)

And only interested in the BR less Xbox as a 2nd system.. would never have the main xbox be without a BR drive. Rentals and 4k movies will always be purchased. And no digital 4k is NOT the same, lesser quality than the disc every time.

#5938 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10709 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 23 March 2019 - 06:15 PM

Black people who work at Microsoft did.

I mean I am fine with the group but why not Black People at Xbox? Blacks at Xbox sounds like something someone's grandpa would say when talking about the "blacks". They even use terms like "Our Blacks".  It just comes off as tone def phasing.



#5939 captbrannigan  

captbrannigan

Posted 23 March 2019 - 06:29 PM

Been playing Ashen. My god does the game crap all over Dark Souls. Such a better experience.

I've been hearing a lot of people rank Ashen higher than most of the Souls series lately. I played it when it first came to GP and wasn't impressed. The drop-in co-op is a pain in the ass because you lose your npc companion and have to wait for some scrub to figure out where you are. I didn't think there was much weapon or build variety (no magic), which is one of the biggest selling points for me with Souls.

What do you think Ashen does better?

#5940 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3603 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 06:41 PM

I mean I am fine with the group but why not Black People at Xbox? Blacks at Xbox sounds like something someone's grandpa would say when talking about the "blacks". They even use terms like "Our Blacks".  It just comes off as tone def phasing.

You are using it out of context like everyone that commented on the twitter post. The full post said "our Blacks at Xbox community" which indicates that the group is called Blacks at Xbox and they are referring to "our (named) community" with the community name being "Blacks at Xbox", you are choosing to capitalize Our and leave out the rest to make it seem like more of a radical statement then it really was.