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#7981 even13flow   Founder of GamerNation CAGiversary!   702 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2020 - 06:55 PM

Yeah, the Hotdeal is giftcards.


Where I can't find it

#7982 bhk   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   940 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2020 - 07:07 PM

Whoa whoa, Google Music ending? What's this you speak of?


https://www.google.c...ation-tool/?amp

#7983 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6263 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2020 - 07:15 PM

Where I can't find it

Australia from earlier in the thread and UK and Germany according to Reddit.  $5 and $10 redemptions aren't currently available in the US.



#7984 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9876 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2020 - 07:17 PM

How well does it handle being ported to a smaller screen? Is the text in cards difficult to read?


I think it plays well. It’s pretty much the PC/console version ported straight to iPhone so the text is a little small. But I don’t have any issues with it and loving having it on the go.

#7985 even13flow   Founder of GamerNation CAGiversary!   702 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2020 - 07:24 PM

Australia from earlier in the thread and UK and Germany according to Reddit. $5 and $10 redemptions aren't currently available in the US.


Damn them I need free Xbox money lol

#7986 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2842 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 14 June 2020 - 07:30 PM

They had a 7 minute ID@Xbox on that Guerrilla collective on IGN thing today, some other weird ass looking indie games also. Gori is a cat on a hoverboard fighting demon unicorns....

 

https://www.ign.com/...ed-and-revealed



#7987 wormycoolness  

wormycoolness

Posted 14 June 2020 - 08:02 PM

With all this extra time because of the #lockdown, I've been cleaning and found some Xbox Live trial cards. Some of them date back to the early 2000s. I am willing to post them on this thread but are they any good even at this point? 



#7988 escapism  

escapism

Posted 14 June 2020 - 08:02 PM

Australia from earlier in the thread and UK and Germany according to Reddit.  $5 and $10 redemptions aren't currently available in the US.

 

Also available right now in Canada.



#7989 Sielanas  

Posted 14 June 2020 - 08:04 PM

https://www.newegg.c...N82E16824281049

 

An example of the kind of monitor I've been watching for. 27" 1440p 165hz Freesync HDR, $399, was onsale for 380 the other day.



#7990 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2842 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 14 June 2020 - 08:14 PM

https://www.newegg.c...N82E16824281049

 

An example of the kind of monitor I've been watching for. 27" 1440p 165hz Freesync HDR, $399, was onsale for 380 the other day.

Looks pretty nice. I picked this one up from a Woot deal a couple years ago now for about $400. Only 144hz and also 1440p but I pretty much do all my gaming on it now and can't really tell a diff between 1440p on this and my 4k TV. I have switched over to playing the Forza Horizon games on PC because of play anywhere, playing them at 120 hz is a game changer. 

 

https://www.bhphotov...c/used/1354522?



#7991 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 14 June 2020 - 10:13 PM

"I can confirm the Xbox Series X dashboard will be the same as the Xbox One," said Warren on Twitter. "Microsoft is adding some additional stuff in for the console features, but the UI and dash will be the same. Speed and perf will also be improved. I think it's a good thing that the Xbox dashboard is aligned on Xbox One and Xbox Series X. There will be improvements in the coming months, and there's a new Store app on the way. Things have been gradually improving on the dash, and will continue to do so."

Sorry if old.

#7992 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2677 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2020 - 10:39 PM

Been setting up my cyberpunk console.  Didn't realize that it makes custom sounds.  But I guess MS has always done that.

 

I will say the current dashboard is a lot better than I remember it being.  Seems like there's less ads/spam trash forced in your face.

 

I just can't handle the sluggish startup and basic system interface.  Going to have to do a "cybernetic augmentation" on this unit asap.



#7993 Miker525  

Posted 14 June 2020 - 10:56 PM

Been setting up my cyberpunk console. Didn't realize that it makes custom sounds. But I guess MS has always done that.

I will say the current dashboard is a lot better than I remember it being. Seems like there's less ads/spam trash forced in your face.

I just can't handle the sluggish startup and basic system interface. Going to have to do a "cybernetic augmentation" on this unit asap.


The custom sounds are my favorite part of the limited edition xbox's. The taco Bell dong every time I turn on my One X always makes me chuckle.

The dashboard got a pretty solid overhaul again not too long ago. They definitely did away with a lot of the ads and blatant unnecessary crap that the dashboard used to have. It's still not perfect but it's a lot better. The biggest issue I have is the full start up time does take a while. But that's fine. It's pretty rare I do a full system shut down

#7994 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14725 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 15 June 2020 - 12:07 AM

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

 

Coffee Talk is up for GWG. You talk with digital people about their problems over a cup of coffee. I Hope it plays like buttah.

 

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And Sine Mora (I Think?) https://marketplace....tBy=BestSelling



#7995 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1204 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 June 2020 - 12:51 AM

How would one go about finding the promotion for the free Sonic game with purchase of movie if we didn’t click a link from here? I haven’t seen it on their website or my console

#7996 phat_tonyca   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   193 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

phat_tonyca

Posted 15 June 2020 - 12:59 AM

How would one go about finding the promotion for the free Sonic game with purchase of movie if we didn’t click a link from here? I haven’t seen it on their website or my console

It is appearing in the movies section in the store for me on the store on the console.
Right hand side top next to the king of Staten Island.

On the site on the main page if you scroll almost all the way down you will see the section. Right underneath the DC section sale.

#7997 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1411 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 15 June 2020 - 01:38 AM

The local Goodwill opened up, so the wife and I stopped in. I grabbed an OG Xbox version 1.4. I opened it up, and the clock capacitor looks like it literally popped open. Luckily everything around it looks ok, but it was just falling apart in my pliers.

#7998 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2711 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 June 2020 - 01:47 AM

How would one go about finding the promotion for the free Sonic game with purchase of movie if we didn’t click a link from here? I haven’t seen it on their website or my console

Here's the link to the movies page

 

https://www.microsof...xnb3ab9g0nvzd00

 

Here's the link to the promo info

 

https://www.microsof...tv/MMTV-offer-5

 

I ended up ordering the Mortal Kombat Movie Combo.



#7999 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5695 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

whitereflection

Posted 15 June 2020 - 01:47 AM

How much was it?

I cannot believe how shoddily these consoles were built. The 360 was infamous for RRoD, but the original can pose a serious fire risk. Check the PSU for cracks.
https://www.reddit.c...i_still_remove/

#8000 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   704 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 June 2020 - 01:57 AM

How much was it?

I cannot believe how shoddily these consoles were built. The 360 was infamous for RRoD, but the original can pose a serious fire risk. Check the PSU for cracks.
https://www.reddit.c...i_still_remove/

I have a couple of the replacement power cords that they sent out.

 

https://www.pcworld....28/article.html



#8001 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4253 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 June 2020 - 02:04 AM



#8002 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5695 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

whitereflection

Posted 15 June 2020 - 02:06 AM

I have a couple of the replacement power cords that they sent out.
 
https://www.pcworld....28/article.html

Yikes. They are lucky that YouTube and social media barely existed back then, or the brand may have died in the cradle.

#8003 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1411 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 15 June 2020 - 02:07 AM

How much was it?

I cannot believe how shoddily these consoles were built. The 360 was infamous for RRoD, but the original can pose a serious fire risk. Check the PSU for cracks.
https://www.reddit.c...i_still_remove/


I was going to pass on it for $25, but because of Covid the retro consoles are booming in value. I didn't have a backup Xbox, so it gave me an excuse. Thanks for those pics. The rest of this one looks pretty good.

#8004 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7887 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 June 2020 - 02:13 AM

The local Goodwill opened up, so the wife and I stopped in. I grabbed an OG Xbox version 1.4. I opened it up, and the clock capacitor looks like it literally popped open. Luckily everything around it looks ok, but it was just falling apart in my pliers.

If you can clean up the residue on the motherboard, it should be fine.  I've removed a few of those pesky things over the years.



#8005 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14725 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 15 June 2020 - 02:14 AM

I was going to pass on it for $25, but because of Covid the retro consoles are booming in value. I didn't have a backup Xbox, so it gave me an excuse. Thanks for those pics. The rest of this one looks pretty good.

Say whaaaa? *stares at two Gamecubes, three 360's and two N64's just lazing about*
 



#8006 FinderKeeper   Eternal n00b CAGiversary!   316 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

FinderKeeper

Posted 15 June 2020 - 05:35 AM

"You'll receive an in-app notification and an email once the process is completed, which can take up to a few days depending on how many songs you've uploaded."

Ruh-roh.  :shock: 

Back to gaming: Just over a month ago, when Forza Horizon 3 (just the base game) went on sale, I received some sage advice from someone here (or at TrueAchievements) to the effect that I should wait until it went GwG or ended up in a package deal. 

At $14.99 the price was too tempting, however, so I bought it. I figured I might end up waiting a long time for either the base game or DLC to be on sale again.

Cue the Deals Unlocked sale, in which the Ultimate Editions of FH3 and FH4 are on sale together for $59.49 (instead of $169.99). After a futile attempt to have the $14.99 purchase refunded (the cutoff for 'easy' refunds is 14 days), I decided tonight to go ahead and get the combo package. I got a $10 bonus for loading a $100 gift card at Amazon, which I used to get an Xbox gift card digital code, and I'll be getting 4000 points ($4) for buying $40 or more during the sale, so that lessens the pain somewhat.

I'm trying to stay away from GamePass, since I didn't use it that much during the promotional 1:1 time I had with it, but I do enjoy the Forza Horizon series. And getting the additional content for FH3 (not to mention the Ultimate Edition of FH4) would've cost about as much as I'm paying for the two Ultimate Editions.

Have I learned my lesson? I'd like to think so... but SALEZ!!!1!   :lol:



#8007 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 15 June 2020 - 06:22 AM

I bought the ultimate addons for $25 since I have GPU for 3 years.

#8008 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 15 June 2020 - 09:15 AM

867 day ms reward streak and the last answer on this or that won’t complete for me, already contacted support but apparently they only fix issues with the streaks one time as a courtesy and I already used that in March when my streak reset even though I completed it smh.

#8009 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1166 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 June 2020 - 12:05 PM

867 day ms reward streak and the last answer on this or that won’t complete for me, already contacted support but apparently they only fix issues with the streaks one time as a courtesy and I already used that in March when my streak reset even though I completed it smh.


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#8010 adonfraz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   523 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 June 2020 - 12:08 PM

867 day ms reward streak and the last answer on this or that won’t complete for me, already contacted support but apparently they only fix issues with the streaks one time as a courtesy and I already used that in March when my streak reset even though I completed it smh.

 

Try completing it through mobile or PC which ever one wasn't giving you trouble.