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#25951 Bryson   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   431 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 May 2021 - 10:40 PM

Surprised on Alan Wake but I own it anyway.

Why surprised? Not like it's a 1st party title?

 

A quick look at an achievement guide shows Alan Wake has quite a few missable achievements. Probably why I'm only 615/1500 lolll. Might be time to revisit this game.



#25952 DGenerateKane   Former Kanenite CAGiversary!   891 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

DGenerateKane

Posted 02 May 2021 - 10:49 PM

I haven't played a Halo MP match since Halo Reach was in Beta 12 years ago. It took me two matches of Big Team Super Fiesta Party under Social last night. I did it in one match of normal Super Fiesta Party on another account today. You spawn with random weapons, and I didn't know how the vast majority of them worked since I haven't played the campaign yet but I still managed. I guess if you really suck at MP games, you'll struggle.



#25953 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8606 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 May 2021 - 10:50 PM

Guess who bought Natsuki Chronicles for full price in March.........

And $22.99 seemed like a lot to me.  :shock:



#25954 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11247 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 01:34 AM

Why surprised? Not like it's a 1st party title?

A quick look at an achievement guide shows Alan Wake has quite a few missable achievements. Probably why I'm only 615/1500 lolll. Might be time to revisit this game.


Remedy was the dev but it was published by Microsoft Studios.

#25955 heatison777   The Heat is On CAGiversary!   544 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

heatison777

Posted 03 May 2021 - 01:42 AM

I have $40 in Xbox Rewards expiring on 5/9. I wanted to gift Mass Effect Legendary to my wife so she could play on either Xbox. ME comes out on 5/14. I don't think you can gift a pre-order on Xbox, right? Any suggestions are appreciated.

#25956 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 03 May 2021 - 01:56 AM

Nah, you can't gift pre-orders.  I haven't tried it but people here said you can pre-order and call MS to cancel and that will push the credit expiration date up.

Or if possible, set up your wife's xbox as your main Xbox console, pre-order ME on that machine and then that way you both can play, you would just have to be logged into Xbox live on your main account.



#25957 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11702 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:08 AM

 

Just a reminder, these games are leaving Game Pass this month:

  • FIFA 15 (Console)
  • EA Sports FIFA 16 (Console)
  • EA Sports FIFA 17 (Console)
  • FIFA 18 (Console)
  • NBA Live 18 (Console)
  • DayZ (Console)
  • Final Fantasy IX (Console, PC)
  • Dungeons of the Endless (Console, PC)
  • Alan Wake (Console, PC)
  • Hotline Miami (PC)
  • Plebby Quest: The Crusades (PC)
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 (PC

 

This prompted me to start Dungeon of the Endless, and even after going through the tutorial I'm still not 100% how the game works.  Like, when you've explored all the rooms and are ready to move to the next floor, you go back to the first room and interact with your crystal.  This starts the final waves of enemies.  Do I try to move through the dungeon with the crystal and try to survive or do I just weather the waves of enemies and they eventually stop?

 

EDIT - Also, about the MK movie:

 

Spoiler



#25958 CaseX   CAG addict CAGiversary!   2159 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 04:11 AM

This prompted me to start Dungeon of the Endless, and even after going through the tutorial I'm still not 100% how the game works.  Like, when you've explored all the rooms and are ready to move to the next floor, you go back to the first room and interact with your crystal.  This starts the final waves of enemies.  Do I try to move through the dungeon with the crystal and try to survive or do I just weather the waves of enemies and they eventually stop?

You have to pick up the crystal and move it to the exit, and all players have to be in the exit room to progress to the next level.  I usually plan out my exit path and, kind of like in a tower defense game, place items along those paths that will slow down or take out enemies as you are moving.  Each character has different movement speeds, so sometimes it helps to have the fastest character pick up the crystal.

 

Once I understood the mechanics, I thought the game was very addicting.  Have fun!



#25959 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3281 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 03 May 2021 - 07:05 AM

Surprised on Alan Wake but I own it anyway.

Think they might be deep in the pocket of Epic now, their story is so weird 



#25960 entexman  

entexman

Posted 03 May 2021 - 07:09 AM

And $22.99 seemed like a lot to me.  :shock:

I picked the game up at full prce at some point too I guess.It's in my library and I played it quite a bit.

 

Definitely worth $22 if you enjoy a fun SHMUP. I feel like I got my money's worth for it at full price. 



#25961 dum1038   Shadow Reaver CAGiversary!   418 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 07:36 AM

It was indeed on PS3. Funny enough it was one of the few titles to never get trophies so the 360 had the better version.


Know what's weird? I have a physical copy of this and it says "only on Xbox 360".

#25962 dum1038   Shadow Reaver CAGiversary!   418 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 07:40 AM

Anybody know how many games does GamePass hold at a specific time? or is it variable? What's the current number?

#25963 RiPPn  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 11:50 AM

Nah, you can't gift pre-orders.  I haven't tried it but people here said you can pre-order and call MS to cancel and that will push the credit expiration date up.

Yes, placing a preorder then cancelling it will extend expiring credit by a month from the date of the cancellation.  You also don't need to contact Microsoft to cancel a preorder.  Just go into your orders and there is a button to cancel right there.  I've used this method to extend expiring credit multiple times.  You also don't need to cancel the preorder right away.  If the preorder is out weeks/months later you can use that to hold your funds even longer.

 

Anybody know how many games does GamePass hold at a specific time? or is it variable? What's the current number?

There is no set number.  Microsoft started by saying 100 games and there are far more than that available.



#25964 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4826 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 12:34 PM

Anybody know how many games does GamePass hold at a specific time? or is it variable? What's the current number?


The current console total is 369 as of today, but things are added constantly and fall off every mid-month and month end.

#25965 RiPPn  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 01:08 PM

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Red Dead Online, Final Fantasy X/X-2, FIFA 21, and More - Xbox Wire

 

Leaving May 15
 
Alan Wake (Console and PC)
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 (PC)
Dungeon of the Endless (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Final Fantasy IX (Console and PC)
Hotline Miami (PC)
Plebby Quest: The Crusades (PC)


#25966 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15988 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 03 May 2021 - 01:30 PM

Always been curious about Steep. Not pay real money to try it curious, but curious. Guess I'll be trying that out.

#25967 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3614 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

elitewillie

Posted 03 May 2021 - 01:31 PM

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Red Dead Online, Final Fantasy X/X-2, FIFA 21, and More - Xbox Wire

FIFA!!! Glad I waited.

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#25968 Sielanas  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 01:41 PM

FIFA!!! Glad I waited.

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I wouldn't be shocked to see the new one debut on Gamepass. The document about a major way to drive people to Ultimate Team, premier free to play of sorts to unleash a massive audience would do it. Rumors are rumors, but that extra detail makes it a grain of salt closer to being real.

#25969 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4492 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:03 PM

Don’t hate me but I’m paying full Price for Mass Effect.

#25970 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15988 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:16 PM

Don’t hate me but I’m paying full Price for Mass Effect.

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#25971 chrisbravo   CAG Supreme (w/Cheese) CAGiversary!   562 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:30 PM

Don’t hate me but I’m paying full Price for Mass Effect.

Got $25 in rewards and thinking about paying the difference, maybe a punchcard would push me over...



#25972 deszaras   Omnis Vir Lupus CAGiversary!   1648 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:47 PM

Don’t hate me but I’m paying full Price for Mass Effect.


If I hadn’t cashed out most of my Microsoft rewards points to get the external slot expansion, I would have used my points on ME.

#25973 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5076 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:54 PM

Probably getting Mass Effect day one but haven't put as much time into Nier as I wanted yet.

Haven't seen official confirmation but a Bioware employee on Twitter said the physical version has two discs, so I might go that way to save on bandwidth.

#25974 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3857 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:59 PM

Don’t hate me but I’m paying full Price for Mass Effect.

We appreciate your sacrifice.  Looking forward to seeing it on Gamepass soon.



#25975 phat_tonyca   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   279 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

phat_tonyca

Posted 03 May 2021 - 03:24 PM

Got $25 in rewards and thinking about paying the difference, maybe a punchcard would push me over...

I saw a punch card this morning... ;)

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#25976 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11247 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 03:27 PM

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Red Dead Online, Final Fantasy X/X-2, FIFA 21, and More - Xbox Wire


Meanwhile on PS Now, all they get Nioh, Jump Force and Streets of Rage 4. Yeesh.

#25977 jimbobvaquero  

jimbobvaquero

Posted 03 May 2021 - 03:31 PM

Don’t hate me but I’m paying full Price for Mass Effect.

You going digital? Or gonna get that sweet Steel Book at Best Buy?



#25978 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11247 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 03:37 PM

Don’t hate me but I’m paying full Price for Mass Effect.


There is that deal at Newegg for $10 off if you didn’t want to pay full price. Promo code EMCEUTE35.

#25979 chrisbravo   CAG Supreme (w/Cheese) CAGiversary!   562 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 03:41 PM

I saw a punch card this morning... ;)

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And there it is...  :D/

 

One more sacrifice for the Gamepass gods  :pray: hope everyone enjoy it soon enough.



#25980 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11247 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 03:51 PM

Alright, guess I will go ahead and cancel my NewEgg preorder. $54 (with GamePass/EA Play) and 6000 points is a bit better deal.