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#25711 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11637 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 26 April 2021 - 08:35 PM

Does anyone have any experience with this? https://www.microsof...vot:overviewtab

I was thinking about getting it with my promotional credit that expires tomorrow. Is it the same as the drive inside the Series X? Meaning, will it load games just as quick?

 

*EDIT* Here we go again. I tried adding it to my cart and using my MS credit and I get the can't use this payment method message again. I am going to have to call up. I have no idea what is going on.

This is an SSD in a USB 3.0 enclosure.  It isn't equivalent to the internal drive of the Series S/X and you can't play Series S/X games from this drive.



#25712 briandadude   Vita + Xbox + Switch CAGiversary!   1375 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

briandadude

Posted 26 April 2021 - 08:36 PM

Does anyone have any experience with this? https://www.microsof...vot:overviewtab
I was thinking about getting it with my promotional credit that expires tomorrow. Is it the same as the drive inside the Series X? Meaning, will it load games just as quick?

*EDIT* Here we go again. I tried adding it to my cart and using my MS credit and I get the can't use this payment method message again. I am going to have to call up. I have no idea what is going on.


Pretty sure it’s not as fast as the Series drive or expansion card.

#25713 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3509 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2021 - 08:39 PM

So glad I didnt buy Lego Batman last sale, passed on it, now GWG for May.



#25714 kcobra22  

Posted 26 April 2021 - 09:16 PM



#25715 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 26 April 2021 - 09:39 PM

This is an SSD in a USB 3.0 enclosure.  It isn't equivalent to the internal drive of the Series S/X and you can't play Series S/X games from this drive.

 

 

Pretty sure it’s not as fast as the Series drive or expansion card.

Okay thanks. I know I can't play games off it it but was curious how it compares with the internal SSD. I have tried to find comparison vids. It doesn't matter anyway as I can't use my credit to buy it. I will call MS shortly to find out what is going on.



#25716 deszaras   Omnis Vir Lupus CAGiversary!   1611 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 26 April 2021 - 10:10 PM

I found Black Manta and Starfire to be really fun to play, too. Atom's attacks look really cool but I never got the hang of him. Same with Turtles. Hellboy looks cool but is a bit slow.


Black Manta and Starfire are two of my favorites to play.

#25717 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1305 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 26 April 2021 - 11:46 PM

Got the touch controls game figured out on iOS. This will make the simple rewards quests that much easier and I can ditch the android emulator on my PC to boot
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#25718 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5048 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 12:17 AM

Sale

https://www.trueachi...april-27th-2021

#25719 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5048 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 12:22 AM

Apparently Xbox updated the API and so TrueAchievements can track time played. Only One and Series games and apps, no 360 unfortunately.

https://www.trueachi...mes-time-played

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#25720 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4789 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2021 - 12:37 AM

Is it just me or is this weeks sale one of the worst in a while? Maybe I just own too many games.

#25721 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15881 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 27 April 2021 - 12:40 AM

Is it just me or is this weeks sale one of the worst in a while? Maybe I just own too many games.

It's pretty bad, but then again last few months I've been struggling to find uses for expiring money. Truly we know real pain and struggle.

#25722 Maxx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   319 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2021 - 01:08 AM

Apparently Xbox updated the API and so TrueAchievements can track time played. Only One and Series games and apps, no 360 unfortunately.

https://www.trueachi...mes-time-played

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I always feel like these numbers are inflated. There's no way I played 50 hours of Destiny. I played it a bit with a friend but never that much. Maybe when it's suspended it keeps counting?



#25723 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 27 April 2021 - 01:25 AM

What a nightmare. I decided on just getting 2 Series X controllers, Robot White and Shock Blue. I have $158.53 in my Microsoft account, $124 which is expiring tomorrow. When I place the order, yellow message up top tells me the order can't be placed. After 1 hour, I get on chat and they tell me then can try on their end. I tell them I need to on mine because I will be getting cash back with befrugal. He tells me to call account and billing. So I get on the phone and explain the situation to the guy and he tries to help but then says I will need to be transferred to accounts and billing, as I am on hold, I try the order again and it now says there are not enough funds in the microsoft account and to add more. The order comes to $125.60 so there's $32 left over so I definitely have enough. He comes back and I tell him the new error message and so he says the billing will take care of it. He transfers me and after pushing some buttons, I get 20 min of silence and then the call disconnects.

 

I call back and explain what happened and to please transfer me to accounts and billing, this time, a pre recorded voice tells me office hours are 6 am to 10pm PST and that it's closed and hangs up on me. HUH? I called at 4:45 PST so they were open for another 5 hours. I call back again and explain the situation and she tells me she doesn't know why people are transferring me there because they are getting that message when they call them too so they must have changed their hours but she says she can help. After going through explaining again, and having to give her my email again( I had to spell it out to her 3 times before she understood, not her fault just the language barrier), she says she sees my account and that I have enough to cover the controllers so she has to figure out what is going on. She comes back and says she can try on her end but can't find befrugal cash back so she can't give any discount and I told her at this point I don't care just try.

 

She then comes back a couple of minutes later and says the reason it's not working is because the points expired. HUH? I told her they expire tomorrow and even if they did expire today, the day is not over. I told her I have an email from microsoft telling me the points expire on the 27th. I also ask how the points can just expire while I am on the phone with her. She says she needs to get in touch with xbox.com and puts me on hold again. She comes back and tells me they are closed and she will call me back tomorrow and emailed me a reference number with her name. So now I will wait for a call back tomorrow.

 

Has anyone else had this happen to them? Credit just disappearing early? The order screen clearly shows I have $158.53 Microsoft credit yet the system says I don't have enough. Very frustrating.



#25724 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5890 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

whitereflection

Posted 27 April 2021 - 02:30 AM

Credit expires the day before it says it will expire. This comes up every once in a while, but perhaps it should be stickied since this thread easily sees more activity than most on this site.

#25725 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4789 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2021 - 02:32 AM

@Freeze Time, I’ve never waited til the end on credit like that, I always make sure I spend it right away to be safe. All my dealings with Microsoft support have ended well, so hopefully they can get you squared away!

#25726 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11132 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2021 - 02:43 AM

The iOS beta is flaky when it comes to recognizing that you’re eligible. 50% of the time I open it, I get that it’s “invite only” when logged into my account.

#25727 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5048 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 02:45 AM

I always feel like these numbers are inflated. There's no way I played 50 hours of Destiny. I played it a bit with a friend but never that much. Maybe when it's suspended it keeps counting?

I think mine sounds about right, accounting for AFK time. I didn't think I'd be at 2200 yet on Fortnite but that's playing almost every day since somewhere around season 4, with 12 completed Battle Passes and basically max level in Save The World.

I know Fallout 4 is right based on my save files.

#25728 PS5XBOXSERIESX  

PS5XBOXSERIESX

Posted 27 April 2021 - 02:48 AM

Tf would you wait til literally the last hours to use any type of promotion you had?

#25729 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11006 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 27 April 2021 - 02:55 AM

My two most played games are free to play that I may have spent $30 on for the 900 hours I put in. Looks like I spend about 10-40 hours with most of my games.



#25730 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 27 April 2021 - 03:00 AM

Credit expires the day before it says it will expire. This comes up every once in a while, but perhaps it should be stickied since this thread easily sees more activity than most on this site.

Even if it expires today, that means I have all day to use it. Again, it showed up in my account. She saw it as well.

 

@Freeze Time, I’ve never waited til the end on credit like that, I always make sure I spend it right away to be safe. All my dealings with Microsoft support have ended well, so hopefully they can get you squared away!

I didn't want to wait this long but like I already posted, I tried to get a Series X for a friend the last 3 weeks. Kept getting told that my payment method wasn't working. Chat told me I can't split payments with Series X. I started looking at other items to get. Was going to get the external SSD but was getting order can't be placed at this time so I then tried the controllers. Then this mess happened. I will report back here tomorrow but I am sure they will fix the problem. I have an email from them stating the balance ends the 27th so I have proof at least.
 



#25731 df17   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   598 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2021 - 03:03 AM

It happened to me recently. I had $5.00 expiring on a Monday so I figured I could use it before 11:59 PM on Monday but my points already expired. My guess was that it expired at 12:00 AM Monday. Looks like it's earlier.

#25732 briandadude   Vita + Xbox + Switch CAGiversary!   1375 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

briandadude

Posted 27 April 2021 - 03:11 AM

The real problem is that Microsoft Rewards gift cards expire. What is this, Blockbuster in 2000?

#25733 blueArcana   Congratulations CAGiversary!   1175 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

blueArcana

Posted 27 April 2021 - 03:20 AM

Nintendo gold points in 2021



#25734 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 27 April 2021 - 03:22 AM

Beavis and Butthead Do America has a gamepass discount. Possible Gamepass/Gold will start having free movies as well? 

Or just an error!

 

Damn, I was about to buy Super Meat Boy Forever but holy shit the reviews made me pause. It's an auto scroller now and it's being labeled as a 'mobile' game. For $10 I woulda taken the plunge to see if the new auto features are a deal breaker but for $20? Nope, I'm waiting for a sale!



#25735 briandadude   Vita + Xbox + Switch CAGiversary!   1375 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

briandadude

Posted 27 April 2021 - 03:24 AM

Nintendo gold points in 2021


Eh those are basically cash back and good for a year. 4x as long to use.

#25736 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 27 April 2021 - 03:35 AM

It happened to me recently. I had $5.00 expiring on a Monday so I figured I could use it before 11:59 PM on Monday but my points already expired. My guess was that it expired at 12:00 AM Monday. Looks like it's earlier.

I wouldn't have cared about $5 but $124?? Yeah, I care about that. Especially since I had to buy 124 rockstar cans and type in each code. Again though, I am sure xbox will fix it.



#25737 tejadab   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   161 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2021 - 03:44 AM

It happened to me recently. I had $5.00 expiring on a Monday so I figured I could use it before 11:59 PM on Monday but my points already expired. My guess was that it expired at 12:00 AM Monday. Looks like it's earlier.

They use UTC time or some such crap for expiration, I've been down that path with them before. I've managed to get some credit back by complaining. Why they don't use Eastern or Pacific time is beyond me, or why it even has to expire at all.



#25738 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11132 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2021 - 03:47 AM

Beavis and Butthead Do America has a gamepass discount. Possible Gamepass/Gold will start having free movies as well?

Or just an error!

Damn, I was about to buy Super Meat Boy Forever but holy shit the reviews made me pause. It's an auto scroller now and it's being labeled as a 'mobile' game. For $10 I woulda taken the plunge to see if the new auto features are a deal breaker but for $20? Nope, I'm waiting for a sale!


Apparently SMB Forever was actually supposed to be a mobile game. And now it’s on every platform…except mobile.

#25739 captbrannigan  

captbrannigan

Posted 27 April 2021 - 04:36 AM

Apparently Xbox updated the API and so TrueAchievements can track time played. Only One and Series games and apps, no 360 unfortunately.

https://www.trueachi...mes-time-played

Screenshot_20210426-201715.jpg

My 1077 hours in Dark Souls 3 has finally been overtaken, by 4406 hours in... YouTube. As always, I feel a sense of pride and accomplishment for time well spent.

#25740 jimbobvaquero  

jimbobvaquero

Posted 27 April 2021 - 04:42 AM

But are you 10/10 on achievements in the Youtube app?