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#9001 bstringbean  

bstringbean

Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:52 AM

Did they seriously put a tile on the reward app that says

Erghh! Gremlins

Thanks for your patience while we battled bugs affecting our app

That does absolutely nothing, not even 5 points lol.

Just looked at this and it now gives you 100 pts.

 

I think I got too excited and jumped to my list after reading the reply suggest other fighting games. Bah humbug, hopefully he does some research and one or two games wins him over to try something new (or old!)

 

He should skip those 4, and go with KOF or Garou Mark of the Wolves on Gamepass lol. 

I get it. I can be overzealous when discussing things I love.



#9002 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1727 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:54 AM

Defintely check out DarkStalkers and BlazBlue (any version honestly) like the other guy said as well, but do you access to Xbox 360? Not everything he mentioned is backwards compatible.

 

 

Some fun not so mainstream fighting games on Xbox that I play consistently 

 

Ragnagard

Galaxy Fight Universal Warriors

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, or P4A if no xbox 360

Waku Waku 7

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core plus 

Fighting Vipers 

Fatal Fury Special but Garou Mark of the wolves is on gamepass, great game 

Samurai Shodown V Special was just released couple weeks ago, but I do like 4 (and 2 too!)

Throw in Last Blade 2 while I'm at it.

 

 

Other "fun" but more known titles

Soul Calibur 2

KOF XIII

DBZ Budokai HD Collection

Dead or Alive 4

NEOGEO Battle Coliseum 

Super Turbo Street Fighter HD Remix or whatever (I remember when they released that online beta!)

SF3 hells yes

 

 

Random titles that I enjoyed but have never heard anyone outside of Youtube talk about

World Heroes 2

Ninja Masters

Karnov's Revenge

 

Savage Reign and Kizuna Encounter (sequel) I have as a combo on PS4, both are available on xbox 

 

Those ACA Neogeo games will have features to the fighting genre not typically found in those mainstream ones, its a very refreshing change-up. 

The Neo-Geo games are great because they jack up your gamerscore so fast. Also, the achievements are easy to clear out for most games, and require no online play.

 

I mean, they're good games too, don't get me wrong! I love paying eight dollars (or less) for games that used to cost two hundred dollars back in the 1990s.

 

While we're recommending fighting games, I'm going to say King of Fighters 2002 Ultimate Match. KOF hit a rough patch after the SNK bankruptcy, leaving us with some pretty crappy games, but KOF 2002 UM offers the grand finale that the NESTS Saga really deserved.



#9003 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1107 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:56 AM

I bought PS Plus on Black Friday last year, and I immediately remembered why I hadn't bothered - Sony's bass ackwards policy of not letting you purchase games that you claimed as Plus games until the subscription runs out.  Microsoft gives you the choice of spending your own money to own an Xbox One game just in case your Gold runs out.  

I noticed with PS+ plus games that are claimed is that is shows one could potentially buy them via the PS Store on PS4. I don't know if that still holds true since I saw it a few months ago and it could be a complete fluke.

 

Go ask for help around that policy on the PSN forum and you'll get PS fanboys telling you that's the way things are and Xbox' system is the one that doesn't make sense.

Stuff like this is exactly the reason why I have both systems. I used to be a major Sony fanboy until I got over myself and bought an OG Xbox and 360. Sony and MS both have their strengths and weaknesses and I enjoy playing games on my X1S and PS4.



#9004 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9310 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 May 2019 - 04:10 AM

Wargroove is pretty fun. Nice for an Advance Wars style fix.

Thank you GamePass!

#9005 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 02 May 2019 - 04:43 AM

Just looked at this and it now gives you 100 pts.

I get it. I can be overzealous when discussing things I love.


Yep I must’ve clicked it too early I’m probably screwed now cause I checked at the time and got nothing.

#9006 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   846 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 02 May 2019 - 04:59 AM

Wargroove is pretty fun. Nice for an Advance Wars style fix.

Thank you GamePass!

Just played the first couple missions. I’m so happy to play Advance Wars on my tv!

#9007 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4045 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 02 May 2019 - 05:46 AM

Wolfenstein II is up for GamePass as well.

 

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



#9008 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10713 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 02 May 2019 - 05:56 AM

Wolfenstein II is up for GamePass as well.

 

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

I am glad I kept it installed. I did not feel like downloading it again.



#9009 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2426 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:13 PM

No internet in the new house currently, and I'm dumbfounded at how limited the X1 is even in offline mode. Tried to look at an achievement list to check progress, and you can't even look at a game's list without being connected. Kinda ridiculous. 

 

On a related note, probably going with Verizon Fios based on what's available in my area (and a strong desire to never do business with Comcast again). Anyone have experience with Fios? I didn't see anything explicitly stating no data caps, which is more or less a requirement IMHO. 



#9010 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8716 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:37 PM

On a related note, probably going with Verizon Fios based on what's available in my area (and a strong desire to never do business with Comcast again). Anyone have experience with Fios? I didn't see anything explicitly stating no data caps, which is more or less a requirement IMHO.


I switched to FiOS from Optimum last fall and have had 0 regrets. I have gigabit internet and DVR now and my bill is still cheaper than my former Optimum one.
There's no data caps (though I'm spoiled because Optimum didn't have them either).
My only complaint is the cable boxes are kind of shit in terms of performance when loading the overlay but they just rolled out a new set of boxes that are 4K-ready and seem to run better.
This is assuming you're looking for cable, of course. They have decent internet-only plans.

#9011 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1908 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:51 PM

I'd like a 4k ready cable box, GoT on Sunday reminded me how crap my 1080i thing is 



#9012 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2426 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:11 PM

I switched to FiOS from Optimum last fall and have had 0 regrets. I have gigabit internet and DVR now and my bill is still cheaper than my former Optimum one.
There's no data caps (though I'm spoiled because Optimum didn't have them either).
My only complaint is the cable boxes are kind of shit in terms of performance when loading the overlay but they just rolled out a new set of boxes that are 4K-ready and seem to run better.
This is assuming you're looking for cable, of course. They have decent internet-only plans.

Thanks for the info. If we get a TV package, we'll probably just stream / cast it via laptops. I personally just want internet, but if it's cheaper to bundle, the GF will insist on doing the package deal (which is hard to argue against). If I'm doing 4k content, it's probably via the Xbox.

 

Also considering if we want the Verizon-issue router or if I should splurge on a nice one. Any feedback on if the Verizon equipment is good enough? I also hate the idea of renting the equipment vs owning it, since you'd theoretically pay more in the long run if you have it for 1-2 years and don't even own it.



#9013 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1652 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:42 PM

My issue with golf video games is I’m old enough to enjoy it and go do it in person so it feels silly to do a virtual version.

#9014 h2dk  

Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:08 PM

I'd like a 4k ready cable box, GoT on Sunday reminded me how crap my 1080i thing is


Fortunately for you, there is no 4K HBO, so that was as good as it gets...

#9015 Sielanas  

Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:24 PM

I watched TV this weekend through my provider's app, hoping to get 1080p signal at least instead of broadcast 1080i. I realized I missed being able to rewind wanting to see a highlight again. I'm surprised how many people have HBO subscriptions.

#9016 Touch3  

Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:24 PM

 I also hate the idea of renting the equipment vs owning it, since you'd theoretically pay more in the long run if you have it for 1-2 years and don't even own it.

Seems like you already have a good reason to buy instead of rent.  For any ISP I've had, even if the equipment was "good enough" or even "pretty good"... it didn't matter if the cost didn't work out in my favor.

 

The only time I've ever encouraged renting has been for tech-troubled older relatives, because for them they're not just renting the equipment... they're also paying for it to be somebody else's problem if something fails.  For myself, I'm willing to save the money and be my own tech support.



#9017 inkcil   Banception...Baseball Ban in a Best Buy CAGiversary!   1227 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:31 PM

I promise I saw 1080p before when clicking info on my spectrum receiver. I guess not? GOT had me looking for 1080p but 1080i was the top option. I'm no tech but I thought 720p looked a tad better.

#9018 bigstew  

Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:31 PM

Thanks for the info. If we get a TV package, we'll probably just stream / cast it via laptops. I personally just want internet, but if it's cheaper to bundle, the GF will insist on doing the package deal (which is hard to argue against). If I'm doing 4k content, it's probably via the Xbox.

 

Also considering if we want the Verizon-issue router or if I should splurge on a nice one. Any feedback on if the Verizon equipment is good enough? I also hate the idea of renting the equipment vs owning it, since you'd theoretically pay more in the long run if you have it for 1-2 years and don't even own it.

dont know about verizon equip but its cheaper to buy than rent, also at least with spectrum, found out the hard way that when i bought a non approved modem that my internet was alot faster and had less issues but they burnt it out in a year since they distrup non approved modems since they cant throttle/cut the signal, picked up an approved one after that, slower but they wont burn out the modem, mostly just depends on what u want to spend, wasnt ur router answer but i think they only care about the modem never a good idea to rent modems, been using an asus tri band for years has been great and regularly updates its security firewall and program



#9019 Masters_93  

Masters_93

Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:44 PM

I promise I saw 1080p before when clicking info on my spectrum receiver. I guess not? GOT had me looking for 1080p but 1080i was the top option. I'm no tech but I thought 720p looked a tad better.


Progressive will always look better than interlaced since every line gets refreshed at once.

#9020 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1908 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:50 PM

Fortunately for you, there is no 4K HBO, so that was as good as it gets...

stealthily acquired the Amazon 1080p version later, much more enjoyable and Dolby Atmos 



#9021 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1908 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:52 PM

I promise I saw 1080p before when clicking info on my spectrum receiver. I guess not? GOT had me looking for 1080p but 1080i was the top option. I'm no tech but I thought 720p looked a tad better.

Ha hello fellow Charter/Spectrum customer, yeah no 1080p but also no data caps 



#9022 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3507 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:09 PM

I got rid of cable in favor of streaming services a couple years ago and couldn't be happier.  The picture quality is ten times better (just from the all digital clarity alone - nevermind whatever the actual resolution is) and the pricing, options, and flexibility is too.  It's so nice to know that I can switch from DirecTV Now to HuluTV to Sling, etc. with no contracts all at the drop of a hat.  It's probably not for everyone, but I think most people don't realize how truly antiquated cable services are in comparison.

 

FYI, I have Frontier (formerly Verizon FiOS) with no data caps and 75/75 service, so maybe that makes a difference in my options.  I guess if I had data caps and slow speeds, I'd settle for cable, too.



#9023 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4045 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:15 PM

Marooners kind of sucks. It is only mini games without a board game connecting them, but most of the games are Bomberman-esque last man standing fights or collecting coins. All the games share the same controls as well. Really basic, with only a few locations and games, probably more fun with local co-op. I'm not sure if there is headset support or not as no one was talking and there is no mic indicator.



#9024 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2426 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:31 PM

Seems like you already have a good reason to buy instead of rent.  For any ISP I've had, even if the equipment was "good enough" or even "pretty good"... it didn't matter if the cost didn't work out in my favor.

 

The only time I've ever encouraged renting has been for tech-troubled older relatives, because for them they're not just renting the equipment... they're also paying for it to be somebody else's problem if something fails.  For myself, I'm willing to save the money and be my own tech support.

Yeah, I will probably buy one then. It's been a long time since I've had to mess with my own networking (have just lived places where it was already set up) but I've done it plenty in the past. At this rate I'll end up building a PC again...

 

dont know about verizon equip but its cheaper to buy than rent, also at least with spectrum, found out the hard way that when i bought a non approved modem that my internet was alot faster and had less issues but they burnt it out in a year since they distrup non approved modems since they cant throttle/cut the signal, picked up an approved one after that, slower but they wont burn out the modem, mostly just depends on what u want to spend, wasnt ur router answer but i think they only care about the modem never a good idea to rent modems, been using an asus tri band for years has been great and regularly updates its security firewall and program

I'll look into this as well, thanks!



#9025 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2426 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:32 PM

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has a release date for June, and they overhauled the art style after folks were critical of it. This game sure looks like the HD sidescrolling Castlevania follow-up I've wanted since the end of the GBA / DS era of the series.

 

 

Sorry for back to back posts but figured I'd give this one it's own. 



#9026 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1908 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:38 PM

Brilliant video, my hype went from "this sucks" back to Day 1 purchase.



#9027 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:49 PM

Yep I must’ve clicked it too early I’m probably screwed now cause I checked at the time and got nothing.


Checked now and it’s back unchecked for me if anyone else clicked too early.

#9028 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4045 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:51 PM

It looks so much better, now it's the level of quality visually that stands up with the classic 2D stuff. I think this is Iga's first real 3D game of this style so I guess it's not that surprising it took this long to really nail the visuals at the end of development.

 

It's coming out two days after my birthday so I guess it's going to the top of the list.



#9029 Antarael Dulacre   Royal Dhampire CAGiversary!   2656 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Antarael Dulacre

Posted 02 May 2019 - 04:02 PM

Console

Note: PlayStation titles on sale April 30 to May 7 as part of Sony’s Villains sale.


Star Wars FX3 Pinball (70% off on PlayStation and XBox)
Star Wars FX3 Pinball various tables (50% off on PlayStation and XBox)
Star Wars FX3 Pinball Season 1 Bundle (30% off on PlayStation and XBox)
Star Wars FX3 Pinball Season 2 Bundle (30% off on PlayStation and XBox)
 

Still waiting for this to happen =O



#9030 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13782 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 04:04 PM