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#8131 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   5013 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 April 2019 - 04:21 PM

I’d forgotten what a crap game Crackdown 2 was until I reinstalled it a few weeks ago. Even free dlc won’t convince me to reinstall ... Crackdown 3, while still disappointing, is still leagues better than 2.

#8132 toadhjo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   67 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 April 2019 - 04:36 PM

Looks like this Crackdown 1 DLC has gone free as well.

https://marketplace....c0-00024d5307dc

#8133 jimbobvaquero  

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 04:42 PM

Thanks for the random Crackdown DLC updates. I may never play those games but I got them for free and so that's what really counts.



#8134 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3973 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 04:45 PM

I wonder if the free DLC is more about trying to promote CD3 or if it's like making the multiplayer DLC for all the Halo and Gears games free. I don't think the CD stuff is specifically for multiplayer.

 

It looks like they made all the avatar stuff for 2 free as well, though it's only for 360 avatars.



#8135 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2339 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 April 2019 - 04:58 PM

The funny thing is Netflix is the reason why some of these smaller streaming services will survive and keep their prices down. There's no way CBS could afford the $150 million per season price tag on Star Trek Discovery with only 2 million subscribers if it wasn't for Netflix footing almost the entire budget in exchange for the international rights. Same goes for the DCU shows that are also Netflix Originals outside the US.



#8136 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2208 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 05:08 PM

The funny thing is Netflix is the reason why some of these smaller streaming services will survive and keep their prices down. There's no way CBS could afford the $150 million per season price tag on Star Trek Discovery with only 2 million subscribers if it wasn't for Netflix footing almost the entire budget in exchange for the international rights. Same goes for the DCU shows that are also Netflix Originals outside the US.

You're right damn. No wonder I saw a whole different catalog when I was in Europe.

#8137 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3973 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 05:50 PM

I heard Star Trek was like that but I didn't realize DC had stuff in that category as well. I think Better Call Saul is in a similar situation. I'm not sure if I'd call that short-sighted or if these companies just don't think it's going to be feasible to expand out of the US for a while.



#8138 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   400 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 April 2019 - 06:02 PM

Hmm early reports are that the new MK towers/krypt are much worse than IJ2 multiverse.  Long and grindy with minimal rewards, steering you towards microtransactions. 



#8139 Doctor Zod   Phantom Zone permanent resident CAGiversary!   581 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 06:13 PM

Hmm early reports are that the new MK towers/krypt are much worse than IJ2 multiverse.  Long and grindy with minimal rewards, steering you towards microtransactions. 

No wonder they sent Shaun Himmerick to announce the crystals a couple of Kombat Kasts ago, he clearly is "the studio guy". You can tell that was probably a mandate from WB Games as they know the game will sell like pancakes.

 

The one thing I hated about the Injustice 2 multiverse towers was not being able to get the Cat Call ability for Catwoman. They basically locked an achievement behind a RNG algorithm. 



#8140 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13716 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:08 PM

Someone was complaining a few days ago about Rare Replay never going on sale anymore, well CD Keys has Rare Replay digital for $9.39.

 

https://www.cdkeys.c...replay-xbox-one



#8141 jbg87   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   407 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:37 PM

Picked up gears/rare at a pawn shop with 2 other games to flip for a total of $8...they had way better games for PS4 but if there’s a game series besides sports games that pawn shops have its gears of war

#8142 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5712 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:23 PM

Picked up gears/rare at a pawn shop with 2 other games to flip for a total of $8...they had way better games for PS4 but if there’s a game series besides sports games that pawn shops have its gears of war

Gears 4 or the 360 games?  I can see the older ones being in pawn shops because how many people wouldn't already have access to them digitally?  They were given away with both Gears 1 Ultimate Edition and Gears 4, have been GwG and are available on Game Pass.



#8143 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10391 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:41 PM

Gears 4 or the 360 games?  I can see the older ones being in pawn shops because how many people wouldn't already have access to them digitally?  They were given away with both Gears 1 Ultimate Edition and Gears 4, have been GwG and are available on Game Pass.

The Gears 1 remaster and Rare collection were packaged together for a time, so he probably means that.



#8144 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3603 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:10 PM



#8145 redonkalous  

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:31 PM

Anyone else signed up for a chance to go to Xbox Fanfest which include E3 tickets? Hope to go again this year.

Also I’m eyeing Override Mech game. Wanted a game where my little boy can roam around and smash buildings and this game seem to have an ok single player campaign mode. Gonna look up some more vids for it.

#8146 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3603 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:45 PM

Anyone else signed up for a chance to go to Xbox Fanfest which include E3 tickets? Hope to go again this year.

Also I’m eyeing Override Mech game. Wanted a game where my little boy can roam around and smash buildings and this game seem to have an ok single player campaign mode. Gonna look up some more vids for it.


I like watching E3 from home, I always take that Monday off for the conventions but now that Microsoft is on Sunday and Sony isn’t going I’m not sure I need to.

#8147 fatmanforlife99   I need a weapon. CAGiversary!   3068 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 10:44 PM

https://www.reddit.c..._battle_royale/

 

Hopefully Microsoft drops a lot of Halo info at e3. 



#8148 WeeeDoo  

Posted 19 April 2019 - 10:47 PM

https://www.reddit.c..._battle_royale/

Hopefully Microsoft drops a lot of Halo info at e3.


Hopefully it's a quick announcement and thats it. MS has 20 or so other things that they should be more worried about than talking about a Halo game with Battle Royal.

#8149 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1241 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 12:06 AM

Watching Shroud play World War Z on Twitch is really making me want to get it. It looks like that L4D fun I've been missing for the last 5 or so years.

#8150 .Beowulf  

Posted 20 April 2019 - 12:21 AM

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2 microsoft emails in a week and both have dead flowers?



#8151 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3973 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 12:54 AM

Minecraft is having a sale on their marketplace. New sales each day this weekend. It says up to 75% but most stuff is 50 as far as I noticed. None of the official Mojang/4J stuff is on sale but there is some decent stuff.

 

https://www.minecraf...icgoxNns3c8CKUA



#8152 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13716 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 03:25 AM

Going through backlog and decided to start Fear Effect. This was a mistake...



#8153 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3973 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 03:50 AM

I guess there is a new rumor about Halo Infinite having a Battle Royale mode, so someone from 343 commented about it. One think I feel like 343 shouldn't get overly confident about ahead of times is the quality of their game modes and Forge at launch. They've been doing good with MCC lately but Halo 5 launched missing a bunch of mainstay modes and Forge took months to be added.

 

"We will not talk about the launch content of Halo Infinite until we're ready. I haven't watched the video so if I am misinterpreting the headline as "'Halo Infinite is launching with/as a Halo Battle Royale mode" that is still not the case. You can probably make your own Battle Royale mode in Forge even right now though. It's a mode not a genre. And all the variants out there now are in my opinion quite radically different from my perspective. Apex vs Fortnite is chalk and cheese - one focuses on movement and map traversal and the other on building and budgeting. Like CTF. BTB Super Fiesta (for example) contains a lot of the shenanigans and emergent fun of that kind of large experience but big sandbox modes are not Battle Royale any more than Oddball is CTF. The launch modes for MP are not 100% defined and are subject to change till quite late in the process - but Battle Rifle will still be there. So you can have BR. But are we interested in big social modes with loads of organic shenanigans? Yes. Specifically A blimp full of survivors heading to an Island after a (metaphorical) lecture from Beat Takeshi? No.

 
We are NOT doing this as of now - and no plans to -- but Battle Royale could be made for any of the Halo games in MCC or 5 with some content and scripting additions, because it is a mode. It would have limits based on each engine. I'm pointing that out to be clear that it's one of the ways we think about gameplay possibilities rather than a single direction for a title."


#8154 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3973 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 04:28 AM

Supposed leak of the the Mortal Kombat DLC datamined from the Switch version

 

https://www.reddit.c...h_leaked_files/

 

3 guest characters, one guest Injustice character, 3 classic MK characters, one WHY returning MK character. It's insane how many leaks this game has had.

 

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#8155 2ndopp   CAG Assassin CAGiversary!   225 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2019 - 04:30 AM

Microsoft listened to me!!!

 

In the next Xbox update, words such as "a," "an" and "the" will no longer be used to sort titles when using the "Sort A-Z" and "Group by letter" views; for example, "The Witcher" will now be found under "W" instead of "T."

 

https://www.windowsc...coming-xbox-one

 

Now we just need them to fix the naming options for a few games...



#8156 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9237 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2019 - 04:32 AM

^^ It’s been a while and really haven’t messed around much with Forge but could you really do Battle Royale with it? I don’t think so. Maybe with 100 players and last man standing kind of thing but not with closing zone areas and the like that go into a typical BR these days.

#8157 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8646 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 04:51 AM

Supposed leak of the the Mortal Kombat DLC datamined from the Switch version

https://www.reddit.c...h_leaked_files/

3 guest characters, one guest Injustice character, 3 classic MK characters, one WHY returning MK character. It's insane how many leaks this game has had.

Spoiler

That's 9 characters and the Season Pass is only offering 6. Hm.
Either way, all solid additions, especially Spawn (FUCKING FINALLY). My hype is back up a bit somewhat but not enough to buy it anytime soon.
Cutting out Cyrax and Sektor when they're in the game was stupid too. Hopefully they're unlocks like Frost.

This game could have been amazing if they did a better job with the base roster, didn't nickel and dime with the gear/Krypt/DLC and go full Puritan with some of the designs.

#8158 Dustinator   Why hello....... CAGiversary!   1383 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 05:51 AM

That's a bloody awesome list of dlc characters for MK11. Can't please everyone, but NetherRealm sure is trying to please the casuals along with the hardcore+bringing in some awesome guest characters. Can't wait till Tuesday to arrive for this game to come out & the remainder of the year for the studio to drop post-release content

#8159 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1832 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 07:24 AM

I was already mad when they made the Robot Ninjas one build in X, they were the best part of UMK 3



#8160 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3973 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 07:54 AM

^^ It’s been a while and really haven’t messed around much with Forge but could you really do Battle Royale with it? I don’t think so. Maybe with 100 players and last man standing kind of thing but not with closing zone areas and the like that go into a typical BR these days.

I haven't messed with the custom game settings (which would be the more important component here) enough to know, but the customization is pretty good. I think the player limit in Customs is still 16, but it should be possible to make something close. Either FFA settings or possibly a modified Infection, so you can make it 1 life with a last man standing win condition. 16 players, randomized weapon spawns, though I don't know if you can spawn players without a weapon. The hardest thing would be setting something up so players can be totally randomly placed on the map, so it'd either be a hell of a lot of spawn points or a complex structure in the sky that people can "drop" from.

 

That's 9 characters and the Season Pass is only offering 6. Hm.
Either way, all solid additions, especially Spawn (FUCKING FINALLY). My hype is back up a bit somewhat but not enough to buy it anytime soon.
Cutting out Cyrax and Sektor when they're in the game was stupid too. Hopefully they're unlocks like Frost.

This game could have been amazing if they did a better job with the base roster, didn't nickel and dime with the gear/Krypt/DLC and go full Puritan with some of the designs.

A few scenarios coming to mind:

  1. It would be unprecedented for NetherRealm but MAYBE three of the characters could be added for free since they have microtransactions. I doubt it though. 
  2. The Season Pass is only the NR characters, meaning the 5 MK characters and 1 Injustice character. The three guest characters are a separate DLC. Given the high priority nature of guests in the last couple of games I think this is unlikely unless it's sold concurrently with the Season Pass, which would probably cause too much of an uproar for them to try.
  3. Some of these characters were consider for DLC but cut in development. Maybe they were back-ups in case negations on the guests couldn't be worked through. 

Finally, I would guess that some of these characters could be non-playable, not-fully-implemented characters from the story or arcade modes, like Baraka in MKX or LizardMan in SoulCalibur VI, but the /DLC/ part of the file structure would seem to debunk that. 

 

MKX had 8 DLC characters, and Injustice 2 had 9. The biggest difference that sticks out to me here is that MK11's season pass is also supposed to come with several Battle Pass that I assume unlock gear/shaders/costumes primarily. Maybe they figured they could charge the same amount as before with less characters due to this, and they're holding three characters for a second smaller DLC pack. Presumably 1 guest and two MK characters.