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#5101 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3100 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 01:26 PM

That's a pretty good deal. I picked up the regular during one of the recent digital sales. Played through as Moze & Flak so far.

I've heard there are still problems with it on X1X, but I haven't had any problems on my X1S.

When I first fire up the game there can be some lag for a bit, but it goes away. It's not constant but freezes for a half second, then plays fine for 20 seconds, then another half second freeze.. rinse/repeat for about 3-4 minutes then it's all smooth.

Once it did freeze for a good 10+ seconds... and I thought the game crashed but it came back and was fine after that. 



#5102 summer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   103 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2020 - 02:01 PM

I honestly love it this way. Not a single game in there I own and a few that are day one releases. Been testing Levelhead on iOS and probably shouldn’t be saying this, but the controls aren’t great on mobile so looking forward to playing it on console.

There are SO many games I've played since I got Game Pass that never would have been on my radar before. Instead of exhaustively waiting for sales and only paying full price on the niche I lean toward I'll just pick a random game and go into it blind. It's made me a better gamer and more open minded.



#5103 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2754 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 02:34 PM

Yeah, I don't even get it. Kunio Collection is already on Xbox One (I have the Hong Kong version) and they just chopped up that collection for the US release.

 

Edit: Ok, it's been over 30 years at this point and I can safely say that the start of Mission 4 on the NES Double Dragon 1 is one of the most bullshit things ever in a videogame. I have no idea how I figured out this goddamn pattern as a kid.

Yeah it's like Arc Systems went out of there way to just be annoying to US Xbox customers, since as you noted package has been forever on the Xbox Hong Kong store, and they already put the work into localizing it now for the US PS4 and Nintendo Switch Audience. Did MS piss them off in the 360 days also? We used to at least get the Arc Systems fighting games if not the RPGs. 



#5104 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3036 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 16 April 2020 - 02:52 PM

Yeah it's like Arc Systems went out of there way to just be annoying to US Xbox customers, since as you noted package has been forever on the Xbox Hong Kong store, and they already put the work into localizing it now for the US PS4 and Nintendo Switch Audience. Did MS piss them off in the 360 days also? We used to at least get the Arc Systems fighting games if not the RPGs. 

Very annoying.

 

When I saw the post I assumed it was Double Dragon 1-3 for $5 in a collection. $15 for them individually is no good but they'll go on sale eventually.



#5105 MonkeyBrainSync  

MonkeyBrainSync

Posted 16 April 2020 - 04:06 PM

This might have been addressed previously but has anyone been able to play the Free GWG selection: Knights of Pen & Paper after downloading it? I just get the same error "Do you own this game ...". I uninstalled it, reinstalled, same error message. The code seems to be licensed related or so I found on a search but who knows if it's that, store related or Xbox related or all the above. 



#5106 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2754 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 04:28 PM

Very annoying.

 

When I saw the post I assumed it was Double Dragon 1-3 for $5 in a collection. $15 for them individually is no good but they'll go on sale eventually.

It's actually even a bit worse than I thought because I assumed they went with that pricing of $5 each because they were only releasing on the Xbox the 7 titles that have already been released in North America. Turns out they are releasing the other 11 tiles just not in the 18 game collection the PS4 and Switch got. So $5 a piece is $90 vs $40, good for achievement hunting I guess...

 

https://www.trueachi...eveloper=I.T.L.



#5107 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2700 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2020 - 04:30 PM

Having the same issue with both games. 



#5108 Bowie88   Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster CAGiversary!   371 Posts   Joined 2.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2020 - 04:47 PM

Thank you to those that listed the GWG pages.  Turns out, the Japanese market has Asdivine Heroes 2 for free right now.  Just as a heads up for those JRPG fans out there looking for another one to fill the void.

 

*Edit* Asdivine Heroes 1 was previously free on the Japanese market as well, for those that may have picked that one up.  Also for the JRPG fans, there's a new one available on Game Pass, Alvastia Chronicles.  Looks like an old 2D Final Fantasy.



#5109 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14645 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 04:56 PM

I Keep thinking I'm done with XBox controllers (I Think I'm at 9 or 10 now?), but fuuuuuuck. This and the Phantom Magenta when they go for about $35 or so and additional 20% off on Amazon Warehouse makes it sound like I may have to add more to the collection.

 



#5110 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3673 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2020 - 05:01 PM

That's a pretty good deal. I picked up the regular during one of the recent digital sales. Played through as Moze & Flak so far.

I've heard there are still problems with it on X1X, but I haven't had any problems on my X1S.

I played at launch and haven't gotten back to it (although I enjoyed it a good bit).  It was glitchier than it should have been but nothing that was awful.  I think I recall some patches fixing most issues.  Also, i'm pretty sure I played on both my X1X and my X1S and didn't notice much difference in quality (which is good and bad I guess).



#5111 Sielanas  

Posted 16 April 2020 - 05:10 PM

I Keep thinking I'm done with XBox controllers (I Think I'm at 9 or 10 now?), but fuuuuuuck. This and the Phantom Magenta when they go for about $35 or so and additional 20% off on Amazon Warehouse makes it sound like I may have to add more to the collection.

https://twitter.com/...826803700064258


Nope, no more non-Series X hardware purchases for me. Even controllers I'll wait for the new one.

#5112 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11119 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 16 April 2020 - 05:12 PM

Nope, no more non-Series X hardware purchases for me. Even controllers I'll wait for the new one.

Don't forget that any controller that works on Xbox One will work on the next generation of consoles too.  ESPECIALLY the cool looking ones.



#5113 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11119 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 16 April 2020 - 05:17 PM

Thank you to those that listed the GWG pages.  Turns out, the Japanese market has Asdivine Heroes 2 for free right now.  Just as a heads up for those JRPG fans out there looking for another one to fill the void.

 

*Edit* Asdivine Heroes 1 was previously free on the Japanese market as well, for those that may have picked that one up.  Also for the JRPG fans, there's a new one available on Game Pass, Alvastia Chronicles.  Looks like an old 2D Final Fantasy.

Asdivine Hearts II has been live since the beginning of the month.  All these "old school" RPGs are certainly welcome on my hard drive. :)



#5114 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11119 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 16 April 2020 - 05:35 PM

This might have been addressed previously but has anyone been able to play the Free GWG selection: Knights of Pen & Paper after downloading it? I just get the same error "Do you own this game ...". I uninstalled it, reinstalled, same error message. The code seems to be licensed related or so I found on a search but who knows if it's that, store related or Xbox related or all the above. 

Same.  Plus, the bundle doesn't show up in my Owned Games list so I had to find it in the store, where it shows me the Install option.



#5115 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2754 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 16 April 2020 - 05:47 PM

Don't forget that any controller that works on Xbox One will work on the next generation of consoles too.  ESPECIALLY the cool looking ones.

Yeah but I want everything with the new D-pad though, why I love my elite. 



#5116 DGenerateKane   Former Kanenite CAGiversary!   735 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

DGenerateKane

Posted 16 April 2020 - 06:15 PM

Anyone try fallout 76 with the new wastelanders patch? Game was a no go at launch but I’m a fallout fan and might be sucked in if it’s now good.

I've been playing it most of my waking hours since the update dropped. Though I've been playing it daily since the stress test, minus a 3 month break when patch 5 fucked everything. It's still a broken game on a dated broken engine by developers that have no idea what they are doing. They as usual introduced many more bugs with this patch. They claimed to fix over 1000 things with the patch, but then only mentioned a few dozen because reasons. Having said that, it's Fallout so I can't stop playing. I still bitch about the problems constantly though.



#5117 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7840 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2020 - 06:47 PM

Asdivine Hearts II has been live since the beginning of the month.  All these "old school" RPGs are certainly welcome on my hard drive. :)

I'm the one dummy in America who bought Marenian Tavern Story the other day when that went on sale since it was on my wish list.  It'll probably go free in some other far off region and end up as a Games With Gold entry at some point.  But it had only gone on sale once before, so I said what the hell.



#5118 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4215 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2020 - 07:03 PM



#5119 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11388 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2020 - 07:05 PM

Anyone try fallout 76 with the new wastelanders patch? Game was a no go at launch but I’m a fallout fan and might be sucked in if it’s now good.

 

I've been playing a lot this week. It's nice that the new quests feature NPC conversations, something that the vanilla game really hurt for lacking. It's still the same game as before though. An FPS dungeon-crawl with survival-game elements across a really pretty open world. Even moreso than Fallout 4 already was. Which, for me, that's a pretty cool game! But if you're looking for an RPG in the sense of playing a character and telling a story, not sure you're going to find that here any more than before.



#5120 RiPPn  

Posted 16 April 2020 - 07:25 PM

They got Borderlands 3 for $14.99 for the DOTD at Bestbuy,  I'm still holding out for a great deal on the digital super deluxe or a GOTY edition.

FYI, Amazon has the Super Deluxe Edition on sale for $38.98.



#5121 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   945 Posts   Joined 2.4 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:13 PM

anyone know if there is a easy trick to get the points for that Madden 20 punchcard without buying the points....it says buy 500 madden ultimate team points get 1,500 points



#5122 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:14 PM

anyone know if there is a easy trick to get the points for that Madden 20 punchcard without buying the points....it says buy 500 madden ultimate team points get 1,500 points

I haven't found any, isn't worth buying point either unless you actually play Madden. 

I do hope there is another 2000 points cards tomorrow though.



#5123 Sielanas  

Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:17 PM

Yeah but I want everything with the new D-pad though, why I love my elite.


And I thought there were a few other design tweaks.

Thinking more about Borderlands 3, Fuck Randy and Gearbox. I remember they screwed people again with this game. That lying sack of shit can rot and I won't give them anything.

#5124 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3673 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:23 PM

And I thought there were a few other design tweaks.

Thinking more about Borderlands 3, Fuck Randy and Gearbox. I remember they screwed people again with this game. That lying sack of shit can rot and I won't give them anything.

Well, according to what it seems from the outside, Randy's already gotten some money (and is wealthy anyway), so you not buying it is probably mostly hurting the employees who still need more sales to get their bonus money.

 

I'm not judging your decisions, but I buy stuff that I want and products I want.  I might support a company that I think needs or deserves support more, but I don't avoid something because someone at a company is a douche.  Every company is full of jerks and good people and I'm tired of trying to sort this out.  It's just not realistic for me and I don't believe it's realistic for anyone.

 

EDIT: Re-reading your post perhaps I misunderstood what you meant by screwing people over.  I played this game and got about 50 enjoyable hours out of it, so i'm not sure who got screwed over or what you mean.  Maybe there was some controversy I forgot about, but I just remember the game had a few bugs at release and that's it.



#5125 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3100 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:56 PM

They didn't get the bonus they thought they were going to get this quarter.

Gearbox reportedly spent 140 million to develop the game... and supposedly the deal that was signed required the repayment to 2K before the employees got theirs. 

 

https://www.digitalt...ands-3-bonuses/

 

So people bash that, and that Gearbox pays below average. But they fail to read that over the years Gearbox has paid out over 100M in bonus to the employees, higher than anyone else in the industry. 

The smaller bonus payouts started in 2013, not with Borderlands 3.

 

**Remember that these bonus earnings are Quarterly not a one time thing.

 

Every article you read has this similar paragraph 

https://www.playstat...re-bonuses-low/

Apparently, Gearbox’s royalty system has been in place since day one. It proved especially beneficial to workers after Borderlands 2’s 2012 release. Some were even able to purchase houses, Schreier reports. Such momentum dragged in recent years, though, notably due to poor market performances from titles such as 2013’s Alien: Colonial Marines and 2016’s Battleborn. Consequently, quarterly bonuses took quite the hit.

 

The employees were expecting BL3 to turn the past 7 years around in terms of the bonus check.

 

Not defending Gearbox, or Pitchford. Just saying that people are only looking at one thing.

If the 2K payment is paid.... all sales from that point forward would be profit to the employees for their quarterly bonus.... 



#5126 escapism  

escapism

Posted 16 April 2020 - 09:05 PM

It's actually even a bit worse than I thought because I assumed they went with that pricing of $5 each because they were only releasing on the Xbox the 7 titles that have already been released in North America. Turns out they are releasing the other 11 tiles just not in the 18 game collection the PS4 and Switch got. So $5 a piece is $90 vs $40, good for achievement hunting I guess...

 

https://www.trueachi...eveloper=I.T.L.

 

I like the series but in that case i would probably only grab 3 or 4 favs: River City Ransom, Nekketsu Soccer League, Double Dragon 2, and either Hockey, Basketball or Highschool Dodgeball.



#5127 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4407 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 16 April 2020 - 09:26 PM

You can check stimulus stuff on the IRS site here: https://www.irs.gov/...impact-payments

 

I had to do my bank info again for a direct deposit.

Hmm, "Payment Status Not Available". I know at least my 2018 taxes were in already. Pretty sure it should be direct deposit. Hopefully it's good. I don't have anything that would make me not eligible based on what I've seen, income certainly low enough, not a dependent, no kids so no child support.



#5128 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   8033 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 10:09 PM

Hey all you cool cats and kittens. Its ya boy mr_hockey. You know what time it is. Its giveaway time again yall. I got 21 bridges movie code up for grabs. You know the rules. Do your thing and ill pick someone around 6 pm tommorow.This movie is itunes only so that stinks and it wont port out to vudu or movies anywhere.

#5129 Sielanas  

Posted 16 April 2020 - 11:37 PM

The thing about the bonuses is the story changed very suddenly. They were being promised up until they weren't. I cancelled a streaming service this month in protest of poor treatment of their employees, does this mean I'm taking from the people that didn't get fired this week?

Plus Randy has personal shady accounting practices.


On the TV front, good HDR is king for me. Bigger upgrade than resolution for a lot of content. Something with lots of active dimming zones. I'm waiting for eARC to be available on a budget to get something new.

#5130 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6237 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2020 - 12:00 AM

I cancelled a streaming service this month in protest of poor treatment of their employees, does this mean I'm taking from the people that didn't get fired this week?

Which one?  WWE?