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#8521 Bowie88   Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster CAGiversary!   228 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:04 PM

There’s a new punch card on the rewards dashboard for completing 8 tasks by 5/22.

Prizes for completion are 1 month game pass, 1500 points and 1 month of 2x bing searches.

Seems easy enough to do but we all know how tracking goes with them.

And if I’m reading the tasks correctly you should be able to finish in 3 days.


An important note is that tasks can be completed simultaneously. For example, there is a task for completing 3 daily sets and a task for logging into the app on the Xbox for 3 days. Both show 1 out of 3 complete for me after doing them. There is also a task for earning 500 points, which currently sits at 260, so completion in 3 days is entirely reasonable.

#8522 Masters_93  

Masters_93

Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:11 PM

Should we be getting the new GwG announcement today?

#8523 LinkinPrime   :,( CAGiversary!   44159 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

LinkinPrime

Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:28 PM

Just so excited for the Fortnite x Endgame event. Plus finally we get Marvel skins!!!

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#8524 Sielanas  

Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:58 PM

Wow who would have thought Anthem would be dead after only 3 months? If only we had some red flags pop up during its development and release.


I played the new Stronghold that was added this week, I liked it. If nothing else good for Dominion kills. Not sure if I like the boss.

#8525 bigtime26   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   124 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

bigtime26

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:05 PM

So nothing backward compatible this week?

#8526 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:16 PM



Wonder if this will replace the mixpots since it’s more junk for SoT.

#8527 neoz   I Know Kung Fu CAGiversary!   1640 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:16 PM

Just so excited for the Fortnite x Endgame event. Plus finally we get Marvel skins!!!


I had to buy it. I hope they add more skins but I think they said that they are only adding one more. I'm fine with that.

#8528 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1613 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

MrRidickulous

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:33 PM

Days Gone not getting very good reviews. 5/10 on GamesSpot. Ouch.

Edit:: Well, guess it does have a 71 average on Metacritic.


Rotten tomatoes would give it a perfect score.

#8529 WeeeDoo  

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:34 PM

I really don't understand what's happening with BC. Theres over 1,000 games that haven't been made BC, and they supposedly have quite a large team dedicated to just doing that, no? Did they just lowkey lay them all off?

#8530 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10389 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:44 PM

I really don't understand what's happening with BC. Theres over 1,000 games that haven't been made BC, and they supposedly have quite a large team dedicated to just doing that, no? Did they just lowkey lay them all off?

4/16 was arguably a big day for BC announcements.  They'll probably ride that wave for a few weeks (or at least this week).



#8531 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14257 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:47 PM

Assuming you're not joking, I've witnessed some downright terrible communication between women, dating or otherwise. The GF and I happen to be good at it because our professions trained us to be (counseling/therapy/etc).

Oh I'm sure, it has just been explained to me that the worst part of dating same sex was that. I can only attest to being solidly trounced by the SO when I'm wrong and I'm a well-trained mutt for it. ;)



#8532 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2338 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:50 PM

The question is how many of those games won't ever be made BC because they can no longer be sold due to expired licenses? They could always make more of them work only if you have the disc but that doesn't make them money.

 

One odd disc-only BC game is Batman: Arkham Origins. They still sell all of the DLC and there is no question that WB owns Batman so what's the deal? :-k



#8533 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5711 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:53 PM

Site block has been lifted.  The intention was to block games and not gaming sites.



#8534 krishna_malladi   You seem familiar, did I annoy you before? CAGiversary!   4051 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:03 PM

Site block has been lifted. The intention was to block games and not gaming sites.

You are welcome. :-P

#8535 captbrannigan  

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:21 PM

I could potentially email it to someone to post


You could email it to me and eventually people here would find the deals on TA see my post.

#8536 phat_tonyca   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   101 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

phat_tonyca

Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:24 PM

Site block has been lifted. The intention was to block games and not gaming sites.

Best news I heard of the week! Keep doing the Lord's work. The community and I appreciate your help.

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#8537 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7900 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:24 PM

The loot box war was lost a long time ago. Every now and then people get upset whenever a game goes too far with them but hey, it's free money for the publisher. They are just going to dial it back until the backlash cools down.

I think Shadow of War got a huge kick in the nuts over their nonsense.  Game sold like crap and is $9 at Best Buy.  I loved Mordor but never finished the last Act of SOW and likely never will.  Also not buying it to replay on PS4 not even for $9 before GCU at BB.

 

Personally I don't give a shit about skins and cosmetic stuff.  I get that others DO care.  

 

But when it becomes pay to win or fast forward through the slog I am out.  If your game is so boring I am willing to pay to get to the end of it quicker what is the point?   Or if they purposely put in a grind and then let you buy your way through it (which is what I believe SOW did.  No reason for the loot boxes other then to finish the last Act.  I think they even made the last Act less of a grind in response to the loot box nonsense.

 

I remember only once play for a shortcut.  I was playing AC Rogue on PS3 shortly after playing a ton of Black Flag on my PS4.  Got almost to the end and my ship wasn't good enough (or I wasn't).  I ended up buying some resources (wood or whatever) in a small loot crate type thing for real money (like $2).  I wanted to finish the game and didn't want to grind out hunting down wood and whatever else I needed.  

 

The only other shortcut I have purchased was the map add on for FH3 and FH4 (and maybe FH2 can't remember).  



#8538 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   628 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:37 PM

4/16 was arguably a big day for BC announcements.  They'll probably ride that wave for a few weeks (or at least this week).

what was the game on 4-16? ninja gaiden 2?



#8539 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7900 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:44 PM

So very obnoxious. I can understand blocking actual games (flash game sites, etc) but I've never understood why companies block forums for hobbies but don't block reddit, ESPN, etc. 

 

 

Depending on the filter it is probably just categories.  I manage two different blocking systems here at work.  Both are primarily filtering on categories.  Many years ago I was asked to implement this and I printed out the categories and let my boss and his boss select the ones to block.  We do white list somethings.  They wanted to make sure everyone could get to the more common email websites (aol.com, yahoo.com, gmail.com etc.).  So they weren't completely draconian. 

 

Even here on CAG there are images I really don't think are appropriate to display here at work.  Half naked women avatars/signatures.  I turned all that crap off years ago.  I don't think it is as bad as it once was.  But I certainly don't want those images on my screen for a co-worker to see.

 

We had one manager get caught looking at porn.  He claimed he clicked on something and it just popped up (the porn).  Where he worked there are only a couple of women (warehouse) but one of them happened to be who saw it and reported it.  Dumb.  

 

We block Youtube from almost everyone.  As well as a Facebook.  Many years ago when I was asked to put this in place we had crap for Internet/bandwidth.  So it made sense.  

 

Little by little some of the stuff we block makes less and less sense.  We have a few different people who use Facebook for actual work stuff.  At least two different women manage our companies Facebook page.   Youtube is an even bigger issue now as more and more training and help videos are being uploaded.  I use Youtube several times a month if not more for legit business reasons.  Be it trying to learn how to do something or researching a product or service.  

 

Hell WBMasons.com has embedded youtube on it. 

 

We have plenty of good bandwidth now so we are always considering relaxing some of these things but need upper managements approval.  Also now Verizon and AT&T wireless have good service (didn't until about a year ago) here so more and more people can stream stuff on their phones.

 

We also have Wifi that is unrestricted.  Password isn't supposed to be given to just anyone but when I look at all the devices that are logged in it is obvious the password has made it around most if not all the office.  

 

It isn't a problem until it is a problem.  A couple weeks ago someone was casting Spotify to a TV in the Executive Conference room.  Likely an accident.  And luckily no one really noticed.  Had that happened in the middle of a meeting?  Wifi password would have been changed immediately and not given to anyone below management.  

 

So here it is a mix of there was/is a business need to filter and to keep some people from goofing off on the Internet all day.  There was a time were we ran crude reports on a few people who were goofing off so their managers would have proof.  Luckily we haven't been asked to do that in years.



#8540 Masters_93  

Masters_93

Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:53 PM

what was the game on 4-16? ninja gaiden 2?



And a bunch of X enhanced.

#8541 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   628 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:02 PM

And a bunch of X enhanced.

ah ok i forgot about that



#8542 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3500 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:15 PM

I'm a business owner and have blocked a bunch of stuff but also allowed a bunch of stuff too.  We also offer free wifi.  The conclusion I have come to is that no one cares at all anymore because just about everyone has a smartphone with unlimited data (or plenty of data).  If people want to access something that's blocked, they'll just do it on their phone.  In fact, most people just do everything on their phone anyway since it's just about as convenient and they don't have to be concerned about their employer potentially monitoring it.



#8543 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3968 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:29 PM

The new Endgame mode is pretty awesome, it's 20 v 20 with respawns. The goal for the Thanos side is to collect all 6 Infinity Stones then wipe out the hero side, or the Hero to deplete the 100 lives of the Thanos side before they get all the stones. If there isn't a Thanos on the field when you get a stone, you become Thanos with the same basic moveset as last year. The Heroes can get Cap's shield, Thor's Stormbreaker, Iron Man's repulsor gauntlets, and Hawkeye's bow along with a grappling hook. The stones also buff the enemies as they pick them up.

 

Aside from the Black Widow skin already posted there are some challenges for the mode, you can get some sprays and a Quinnjet glider for free.

 

Looking at some of the leak sources it sounds like a Guardians of the Galaxy character will be the other skin. I assume either Starlord or Gamora, probably Starlord since we already have a female skin.

 



#8544 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   946 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:39 PM

I'm a business owner and have blocked a bunch of stuff but also allowed a bunch of stuff too.  We also offer free wifi.  The conclusion I have come to is that no one cares at all anymore because just about everyone has a smartphone with unlimited data (or plenty of data).  If people want to access something that's blocked, they'll just do it on their phone.  In fact, most people just do everything on their phone anyway since it's just about as convenient and they don't have to be concerned about their employer potentially monitoring it.


That's what I have to do. My work has two types of PC accounts. Ones with strict settings and ones with just the inappropriate stuff. My desk PC is the latter. I'm only at my desk for an hour at most and the wifi blocks everything so whenever I want to take a short CAG break without going back to my desk I have to disconnect wifi on my phone. The wifi usually just ends up being disconnected for my whole shift.

#8545 Masters_93  

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:09 PM

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#8546 digital wedgies  

digital wedgies

Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:12 PM

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#8547 evful   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   661 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2019 - 09:32 PM

Ever since I bought a 360 last year to buy backward compatible games with store credit I've been looking at an empty space on my shelf where something should go. I figured out what I was gonna get a while ago but finally pulled the trigger yesterday and this weekend I should be adding an old friend to the lineup.

 

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I figure even with Xbox originals showing up on the One there will be things that won't make the cut. Games like the best football game ever made or the best volleyball game ever made ;). I did  almost make the mistake of getting this here and not having it work on my TV. Luckily Hyperkin put out a Xbox to HDMI cable in 2018 so I grabbed one of those after watching some reviews. Should be enough for me to do what I want, which is really just play some dumb old games. 

 

Bunch of other games I'll end up looking for are Links, NFL Fever, PGR, Forza, Enter the Matrix, Brute Force, Blinx? I still have my original Halo, Advent Rising, and Otogi somewhere so I feel like I'm off to a good start. Anyone have any favorite OG Xbox games that I might not be thinking of off the top of my head?



#8548 digital wedgies  

digital wedgies

Posted 25 April 2019 - 09:43 PM

Ever since I bought a 360 last year to buy backward compatible games with store credit I've been looking at an empty space on my shelf where something should go. I figured out what I was gonna get a while ago but finally pulled the trigger yesterday and this weekend I should be adding an old friend to the lineup.

 

I figure even with Xbox originals showing up on the One there will be things that won't make the cut. Games like the best football game ever made or the best volleyball game ever made ;). I did  almost make the mistake of getting this here and not having it work on my TV. Luckily Hyperkin put out a Xbox to HDMI cable in 2018 so I grabbed one of those after watching some reviews. Should be enough for me to do what I want, which is really just play some dumb old games. 

 

Bunch of other games I'll end up looking for are Links, NFL Fever, PGR, Forza, Enter the Matrix, Brute Force, Blinx? I still have my original Halo, Advent Rising, and Otogi somewhere so I feel like I'm off to a good start. Anyone have any favorite OG Xbox games that I might not be thinking of off the top of my head?

-Psychonauts (even though that's BC for the one is one of my favorites)

 

-Stubbs the Zombie

 

-Indigo Prophecy AKA Fahrenheit (BC on 360 but not xbo, some of the others may also be in this category..)

 

-Morrowind (another xbo BC game)

 

-Jet Set Radio Future

 

-Time Splitters 2

 

Downer is none of the original games that are BC ever got achievement updates, PS4 version of Psychonauts has trophies though...



#8549 Miker525  

Posted 25 April 2019 - 09:46 PM

-Psychonauts (even though that's BC for the one is one of my favorites)

-Stubbs the Zombie

-Indigo Prophecy AKA Fahrenheit

-Morrowind (another BC game)

-Jet Set Radio Future

-Time Splitters 2


This is a solid list. Stubb's the Zombie is one of my all time favorite games and is 100% worth playing. JSRF is another absolute classic. Definitely do yourself a favor and play these. Ugh I'd love for them to go Xbone bc

#8550 wampler13   That's just ,like, your opinion, man! CAGiversary!   580 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2019 - 09:51 PM

I used to have a lot of fun with Splashdown.And if you like baseball games, MVP Baseball  2005 was great, and 2006 was pretty awesome as well, but had NCAA teams instead of MLB.