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#5761 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11226 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:46 PM

So, in addition to Tira and 2B, the Soul Calbur 6 season pass will grant two more unannounced DLC characters, is that right?

#5762 Doctor Zod   Phantom Zone permanent resident CAGiversary!   581 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Doctor Zod

Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:57 PM

Well, it seems the Microsoft Store has inadvertently announced Control's release date.

 

The game's listing has a release date of August 27, which is a Tuesday and aligns with Remedy's claim that the game would come out in "late summer".

 

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



#5763 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13907 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:59 PM

So, in addition to Tira and 2B, the Soul Calbur 6 season pass will grant two more unannounced DLC characters, is that right?

Tira was basically a preorder character if memory serves right. So far 2B and Amy are the only season pass characters.



#5764 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   8618 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 03:08 PM

Anyone see a deal for xbox currency for 10% off or more anywhere? I see newegg has $100 for $89 but i really only need like $50 worth.

And yes Ive asked in the trade forums.

#5765 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9428 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 03:13 PM

Well, it seems the Microsoft Store has inadvertently announced Control's release date.

The game's listing has a release date of August 27, which is a Tuesday and aligns with Remedy's claim that the game would come out in "late summer".

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


Haven’t been following the game but sounds awfully similar to Quantum Break with the abilities. Not time persae but the way you froze things and moved things using time was similar to using telekinesis.

#5766 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9428 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 03:16 PM

Sekiro reviews are coming in and, not surprisingly, are fantastic. 9.5 from IGN, 9 from Gamespot, 90 Game Informer...

#5767 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2539 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 21 March 2019 - 03:20 PM

Ah now this I can understand, it’s a collectible thing. Interesting.


Games that got significantly worse from 1-2

1. Toe jam and earl
2. Qube
What am I missing?

I enjoyed QUBE 2 but it was definitely less good than the original. Some clever mechanics, but it was too easy.

 

My inner child just had his mind blown. I never knew that about Ultra games but it makes so much damn sense. I wanna go play the awful beat-em-up Rollergames now!

Yep, everything from the logo design to the aesthetic/music of the games Ultra put out are all more or less to Konami's NES games. Nintendo only allowed publishers to put out 5 games per year in an effort to prevent the market from being flooded with shitty, cheap games. The main concern was that it would reflect poorly on Nintendo if dysfunctional software became the norm, since Nintendo themselves could only publish so many games a year, and their teams went through pretty rigorous play testing for bugs and balancing difficulty. 

 

I never played the original Metal Gear on NES, but I own Metal Gear 2: Snake’s Revenge, which I’ve been told is one of the worst games of all time.
My personal input: The Force Unleashed II. Such promise and the first was so cool, and then the story of the second just went totally off the rails. Plus with all the licensing changes we’ll never get part 3 and that kinda sucks.

The gameplay in TFU II is fine, but damn, the first game had such a thoughtful and well-done story (which was canon pre-Disney!) and so well self-contained. The sequel was clearly a soulless cash-in.

 

Someone else mentioned Zelda II. I really wish that game would get the full remake treatment, because there is a really good game hiding under the shitty world map and save system. A 2D combat system with experience and stuff like that could be so good if they redid it. I'd rather see this than Link's Awakening, since LA is still perfectly playable today and remains my favorite Zelda.



#5768 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4134 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 21 March 2019 - 03:39 PM

So, in addition to Tira and 2B, the Soul Calbur 6 season pass will grant two more unannounced DLC characters, is that right?

Tira was basically a preorder character if memory serves right. So far 2B and Amy are the only season pass characters.

 

  • Tira was a "season pass bonus". Essentially she appears to have been developed along with the base game then set aside to make the season pass appealing at launch.
  • 2B was next. She's very faithful to her game overall. She came with a stage, and a few Nier and Nier Automata themed customization items
  • Third was Character Creation Pack 1, which add about 60 parts, along with music from Soul Blade and Soul Calibur 1.
  • Coming March 26th is Amy. She is Raphael's protegee and also uses a rapier, but her actual style is pretty different. She's coming with the parts that make up her Soul Calibur VI and IV outfits, and two hair styles. She does not include a stage does get a story branch in Soul Chronicles.
  • After that we're sceduled for another creation part pack. No official details yet but it will be around 50ish parts and is pretty likely to add more old music.
  • Finally there is character 3 (because they don't count Tira). Nothing has been said but all evidence from data-mining point to returning character Cassandra. She's basically a more aggressive version of her sister Sophitia. She's highly requested so whatever.

Data-mining has also found evidence strongly indicated a Season Pass 2 is planned. 6 characters with code names have been found in the file structure that weren't there at launch. People are speculating that all are returning characters but I don't necessarily think that's locked in based on the names we've seen. I think Lizardman/Aeon, Setsuka, and maybe Rock are the only ones that seem definite based on the codes. Other than that they appear to be planned to be released two at a time like Tekken 7's second season.

 

Based on the time table we're looking at I think this will probably be announced at EVO 2019 in August. E3 is a possibility but I'm not sure it's big enough news to appear at Microsoft's conference, which is the only show that would really make sense. They could announce it there and simply reveal some characters at EVO though.



#5769 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2060 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 03:39 PM

Anyone see a deal for xbox currency for 10% off or more anywhere? I see newegg has $100 for $89 but i really only need like $50 worth.

And yes Ive asked in the trade forums.

Dang you missed Rakuten's deal on $100, $50 and $25 by just a day or so, went and double checked if it wasn't dead

 

Sekiro reviews are coming in and, not surprisingly, are fantastic. 9.5 from IGN, 9 from Gamespot, 90 Game Informer...

 

Haven't been this hyped in a long time

 

Someone else mentioned Zelda II. I really wish that game would get the full remake treatment, because there is a really good game hiding under the shitty world map and save system. A 2D combat system with experience and stuff like that could be so good if they redid it. I'd rather see this than Link's Awakening, since LA is still perfectly playable today and remains my favorite Zelda.

I've been messing around with it on the Switch, with it's special saved game state that puts you at level 8 in everything and all moves unlocked but you still need to find heart containers and magic containers, it's kind of cheat mode but a nice quality of life play through. 



#5770 Miker525  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 03:42 PM

Anyone play the newest Fear Effect Sedna? Wondering if it's any good. Looks totally different from the OG 2 FE games. For $3 it might be worth it, but just curious if anyone had actually played it yet

#5771 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   3142 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 21 March 2019 - 03:49 PM

Has anyone ever used a sick/vacay day to stay home from work just to play a game? If so what game was it?

#5772 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9428 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 03:53 PM

Has anyone ever used a sick/vacay day to stay home from work just to play a game? If so what game was it?


Don’t usually do a sick day but have done a “work” from home day to play some. I believe the last time I did it was when the Xbox One X came out to play many games on it. :)

#5773 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13907 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 21 March 2019 - 03:57 PM

Has anyone ever used a sick/vacay day to stay home from work just to play a game? If so what game was it?

Took a sick day from Burger King to play Sneak King and realized my life was a lie.



#5774 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9428 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:30 PM

Digital Foundry says the Xbox One X frame rate is actually slightly worse than the PS4 Pro for Sekiro, but visual quality is slightly better. Apparently the Pro is using some sort of visual reconstruction to get to 1800p that may be making it run better. That said it’s supposed to be almost indistinguishable. I’d have opted for that approach on the X as well if it resulted in a better frame rate.

But it’s still BS. Frame rate sounds all over the place for all the consoles. Guess typical for FromSoftware but you’d think they could do a better job with the X.

#5775 Bowie88   Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster CAGiversary!   253 Posts   Joined 1.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:35 PM

Has anyone ever used a sick/vacay day to stay home from work just to play a game? If so what game was it?


Not necessarily a "sick day", but I remember I skipped my classes in college when Beatles Rock Band came out. Set the whole thing up on the big screen TV in the common area of the dorms and basically played all day. Had friends join when they could. It was great.

#5776 gogomo  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:37 PM

Has anyone ever used a sick/vacay day to stay home from work just to play a game? If so what game was it?

I do it for most major releases that interest me (which, for me, isn't a lot).  The latest one is The Division 2.  Don't remember the one prior to that.



#5777 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   3142 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:37 PM

Took a sick day from Burger King to play Sneak King and realized my life was a lie.


Edit :last time I did it was when God of war 2018 came out and took a sick day.

#5778 Bowie88   Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster CAGiversary!   253 Posts   Joined 1.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:38 PM


The gameplay in TFU II is fine, but damn, the first game had such a thoughtful and well-done story (which was canon pre-Disney!) and so well self-contained. The sequel was clearly a soulless cash-in


But...but...TWO LIGHTSABERS!?!?! Yes, the story was a bit convoluted, but it had its fun moments. Sad that the after credits scene will never become a reality

#5779 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2060 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:52 PM

I've been burned by down servers and late amazon deliveries too many times to stay home, that said I'd be staying home for Sekiro but not necessary with the Thursday night release. 



#5780 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3681 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 05:01 PM



#5781 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   997 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 05:13 PM

I've had brothers in arms for years and finally got around to turning it on last September to get that achievement and haven't played it sense. Hopefully it goes on sale digitally and multiplayer has a few people playing again.

I'm hoping from dust becomes BC soon. I remember enjoying it. Ubi is really good with their games going BC so I am hopefully.

EDIT: After looking at my BC games and Airmech being another game added to the BC game with an X1 version list, I'm surprised/disappointed we haven't seen state of decay go BC yet. I own the 360 version and haven't played it yet so I don't want to own 2 versions unless I know I really like it.

#5782 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   543 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

lionheart059

Posted 21 March 2019 - 05:44 PM

Has anyone ever used a sick/vacay day to stay home from work just to play a game? If so what game was it?

I see you sneaking around, someone's boss.  I'll play your game.

I've taken a day off of work to play the following (at launch):

New WoW expansions from Burning Crusade to Mists of Pandaria (6 years clean!)

Darksiders II

Breath of the Wild

Fire Emblem Path of Radiance through Awakening

 

 

While not a sick/vacay day from work, I was "sick" the first few days of Phantasy Star Online for the Dreamcast.



#5783 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   482 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 21 March 2019 - 05:49 PM

Has anyone ever used a sick/vacay day to stay home from work just to play a game? If so what game was it?


Took 2 days for Halo: Reach, took at least a day or two for Destiny 1, and took a long weekend when Rise of Iron and D2 came out (both Friday releases). Took them as personal time though. Calling off isn’t too well appreciated in retail so I try to get the request in ahead of time.

#5784 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2739 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 21 March 2019 - 05:50 PM

I've been burned by down servers and late amazon deliveries too many times to stay home, that said I'd be staying home for Sekiro but not necessary with the Thursday night release.

This.
I’ve had days off that I planned on playing all day, game gets there at 7pm... I would have been home around 6 normally.

Digital is great for stuff like that but again patches and day 1 issues really make it not worth it.

I had zero issues with division 2 at 10pm Monday night through Wednesday night. Thursday I get home to a small patch... and drones didnt work. Friday I got disconnected multiple times after I got home.
Drones are fixed and no disconnects, but some skins will not apply to some weapons, extended mag disappears on 1 weapon.. works just doesn’t show, and random lag spikes. 3 manned a mission Tuesday... I swear when the lag hit it was like 10 full seconds before anything registered and then the game slowed to a crawl for 30 more seconds. Then all was fine.

I’ll just work, get the OT normally, and then play at night. Not worth a sick day.

#5785 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5902 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 05:51 PM

Someone else mentioned Zelda II. I really wish that game would get the full remake treatment, because there is a really good game hiding under the shitty world map and save system. A 2D combat system with experience and stuff like that could be so good if they redid it. I'd rather see this than Link's Awakening, since LA is still perfectly playable today and remains my favorite Zelda.

Back in the day, I thought it was interesting how Zelda, Castlevania and Mario all had major changes in their second iterations then pretty much went back to the original gameplay style for their third outing.  (This was before I heard of the Lost Levels.)

 

Also thought it was funny how, over the years, people would complain about Zelda II being so different from the rest of the series.  In hindsight, yes, but at the time it didn't stand out quite so much because there was only 1 other game to compare it to.

 

Has anyone ever used a sick/vacay day to stay home from work just to play a game? If so what game was it?

Release day for Gears, Forza Horizon and Borderlands games.  Nintendo had switched to releasing their major franchises on Sundays for a while, don't remember if they still do since I didn't have a Switch until recently, but a number of their franchises would prompt a vacation day on release.

 

I'm usually at my vacation accrual limit and need to take a day here and there, which is usually spent gaming.  Like next Friday.



#5786 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2539 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 21 March 2019 - 05:52 PM

Question for all you movie nerds:

 

All these code sellers say "Vudu or iTunes via Movies Anywhere." 

 

Does this mean that MA titles redeem to your iTunes account, or simply show up in it? I assume it's the latter.... in which case that seems redundant as hell, because that means any MA platform, not just iTunes, and is kind of misleading. 

 

I usually buy iTunes codes because I trust Apple the most to maintain their digital storefront, and it drives me insane when I search for iTunes codes specifically and I get hits for "via Movies Anywhere."



#5787 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9428 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 05:56 PM

Question for all you movie nerds:

All these code sellers say "Vudu or iTunes via Movies Anywhere."

Does this mean that MA titles redeem to your iTunes account, or simply show up in it? I assume it's the latter.... in which case that seems redundant as hell, because that means any MA platform, not just iTunes.

I usually buy iTunes codes because I trust Apple the most to maintain their digital storefront, and it drives me insane when I search for iTunes codes specifically and I get hits for "via Movies Anywhere."

If it’s MA that usually means it won’t have an iTunes redeem. It will port to iTunes from MA. Those that joined MA stopped doing iTunes (think some of it also had to do with iTunes doing the free 4K upgrades).

Non-MA studios like Lionsgate and Paramount still do have iTunes redeems for most of their movies. And there are older movies from MA studios that redeem on iTunes but not newer ones (except Disney, which doesn’t allow for 4K on iTunes).

#5788 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4134 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 21 March 2019 - 05:56 PM

But it’s still BS. Frame rate sounds all over the place for all the consoles. Guess typical for FromSoftware but you’d think they could do a better job with the X.

I'd like to point you to the original PC release of Dark Souls.



#5789 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9428 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 05:58 PM

I'd like to point you to the original PC release of Dark Souls.


Didn’t that suck frame rate wise on Blighttown on PC as well?

#5790 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   2393 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 06:02 PM

Anyone see a deal for xbox currency for 10% off or more anywhere? I see newegg has $100 for $89 but i really only need like $50 worth.

And yes Ive asked in the trade forums.


If you have Bitmo app you can get a Gamestop gift card with the code RALLY12 and use the Gamestop gift card to buy currency at the store or on their website.