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#27781 sp0rklez  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 08:38 PM

Btw you have a chance to win some Game Pass Ultimate Codes with https://experience.xbox.com there is a claw machine where you have to chance to win some

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I won a 15% off code for the Xbox gear shop with this. I'm never going to use it, do any of you want it?

 

Edit: If you refresh the page you can keep playing. I kept getting the same code over and over so I assume it's the same for everyone (XBOXGAMEPASS15) but the claw will also pick up black boxes. Has anyone gotten one yet?



#27782 adonfraz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   717 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 08:40 PM

So the only games Xbox showed that aren't launching into Game Pass day one were Far Cry 6, Diablo II, and Battlefield 2042?

 

Pretty good showing.

 

Hoped for Persona 5 Royal, but knew it was a long shot.



#27783 Antarael Dulacre   Royal Dhampire CAGiversary!   2910 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Antarael Dulacre

Posted 13 June 2021 - 08:49 PM

I won a 15% off code for the Xbox gear shop with this. I'm never going to use it, do any of you want it?

It's always XBOXGAMEPASS15 lol

however I was also watching the Xbox Fanfest and got a 50% discount code for the following item:

https://gear.xbox.co...sonalized-glass

if anyone is interested either reply to this or DM me and I will give you the code.



#27784 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3612 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 13 June 2021 - 08:55 PM

Is it a standalone game? I haven't played any of the other Yakuzas (even though I actually own 1 or 2 of them)


Yep, it is the 7th entry in the series and is regarded as a soft reboot, introducing brand new characters and settings which should not require any prior knowledge of the series. However, worth mentioning that there are some plot points which if you haven't played them, they will not be as impactful.

It was my first game in the series and I loved it. I will probably go play Yakuza 0 once I'm done with Mass Effect Legendary Edition.

#27785 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9521 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 13 June 2021 - 08:56 PM

Notice that everyone who loved the presentation is hyperfocused on the Game Pass part.
It was a great Game Pass presentation but a mediocre Xbox presentation.
I watch the Xbox presentation to see gameplay footage/game announcements of good FIRST-PARTY games. The occasional surprise third-party announcement is cool but we know they are either not exclusive or are console exclusive for no more than a few months.
I love Game Pass, I'm subbed for the next two years but the great value of Game Pass does not mean that MS is not continuing to have issues with their first-party output in terms of quantity and quality. Not that it matters since all first-party stuff is guaranteed to hit GP, but I would be more excited about amazing first-party games that I have to actually buy than goodish games that I get with GP.

#27786 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11245 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 09:00 PM

Ouch. Got an email from MS thanking me for participating in Fan Fest and then offering me 50% off a commutative glass. How the rewards have fallen…

#27787 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1180 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 09:01 PM

Seems like a typical Microsoft E3 - makes Xbox owners happy, tepid response from non Xbox owners.

 

I'll be upgrading to a Series X for FH5.



#27788 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11245 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 09:06 PM

Notice that everyone who loved the presentation is hyperfocused on the Game Pass part.
It was a great Game Pass presentation but a mediocre Xbox presentation.
I watch the Xbox presentation to see gameplay footage/game announcements of good FIRST-PARTY games. The occasional surprise third-party announcement is cool but we know they are either not exclusive or are console exclusive for no more than a few months.
I love Game Pass, I'm subbed for the next two years but the great value of Game Pass does not mean that MS is not continuing to have issues with their first-party output in terms of quantity and quality. Not that it matters since all first-party stuff is guaranteed to hit GP, but I would be more excited about amazing first-party games that I have to actually buy than goodish games that I get with GP.

I mean I would have liked the presentation regardless. Maybe go back and read some of the posts that actually praised the games (some of which DID look amazing) and not make assumptions?

I also fail to see how games like FH5 and Flight Simulator aren’t “quality”. Wow. And reminder that very few of those games were third party. Things like Starfield and Psychnauts 2 are first party.

#27789 CaseX   CAG addict CAGiversary!   2159 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 09:36 PM

Sorry that new versions of the same games Microsoft has been releasing for the past 10 years didn’t do it for me. Not really sweating it though, with Game Pass I can just let them sit there while I play things on PC and PS5. Some of it was impressive, but nothing grabbed my attention.

Hi - not really responding to you directly, but your point resonated with me.  I feel like as each year goes on, it takes more and more to impress me.  Part of it might be me getting older and having played more games, but part of it is also my personality... I like new stuff.

 

At this point I'm all Battlefield-ed and Halo-ed out.  I've spent thousands of hours in those games and are not excited for them at all.  Will I play them?  Sure.  But I'm not excited for them.  Like, I'll drink water each day, but I don't wake up excited at the thought of "F yeah I get to drink water today."

 

Sure, there were new IPs shown off today.  However, if Game Pass didn't exist, none of those got me excited enough to say I would buy them day one for $60.  None of them had anything super exciting or innovative that grabbed me.

 

The only trailer that I even remember is The Outer Worlds 2 and that's because it was such an amazing idea for a teaser.  If anyone hasn't seen it yet, I highly recommend it.  Worth it!



#27790 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9521 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 13 June 2021 - 09:39 PM

I also fail to see how games like FH5 and Flight Simulator aren’t “quality”. Wow. And reminder that very few of those games third party games. Things like Starfield and Psychnauts 2 are first party.

Forza is Microsoft's best managed IP at the moment. Doesn't make all the other meh games go away. Flight Sim is already out, we're just waiting for a console port (which is taking far longer than it should have). I was counting Starfield and Psychonauts (which are only two titles against the tons of third-party ones, mostly Indies) but really, Starfield is a Bethesda game more than it is a Microsoft game. Psychonauts 2 is arguably also a Double Fine game more than it is a Microsoft game. Halo Infinite and AoEIV are really the only first-party titles releasing this year that weren't bought in the midst of development.
According to VentureBeat, next year should have Starfield, Redfall, Forza 8 and maybe Grounded, with the rest in 2023 which is why none of them made an appearance today. That is embarrassing, nevermind that I guarantee at least some of those 2023 games will find themselves slipping to 2024.

#27791 djsmf435   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   449 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 09:40 PM

It's always XBOXGAMEPASS15 lol

however I was also watching the Xbox Fanfest and got a 50% discount code for the following item:

https://gear.xbox.co...sonalized-glass

if anyone is interested either reply to this or DM me and I will give you the code.

Id love it

#27792 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1318 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 13 June 2021 - 09:40 PM

Wait, Forza Horizon 5 is coming out this year? I'm not even close to finishing FH4 and that game is massive. Was there anything regarding Forza Motorsport 8? This pandemic really messed up the timing of the release for these games.

Sorry, I didn't get to watch shows.

They announced a new Forza Motorsport game about a year ago (no number, meant to be a “reboot”). Not much news on it from TA beyond the initial announcement last year and some play test codes going out in the last couple months.

https://www.trueachi...orza-Motorsport

#27793 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15981 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 13 June 2021 - 09:43 PM

Rewatching the Forza Horizon 5 reveal trailer and thinking about one of my waifu cars knocking someone into that volcano as I laugh manically.

 

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"IDOLMASTER F-F-F-FOR LIFE!"



#27794 jbg87   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   876 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 09:47 PM

Show was ok to me. Starfield for sure is what I came for and Bethesda left me wanting more. I was disappointed in halo idk compared to the battlefield trailer I just seen a lot of 1v1 on screen instead of all out war.a plagues tale caught my eye and Forza looks great at every e3…I needed something else tho

#27795 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6235 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 09:48 PM

Rewatching the Forza Horizon 5 reveal trailer and thinking about one of my waifu cars knocking someone into that volcano as I laugh manically.

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See, now that would pique my interest … if Forza Horizon had more direct interaction with the beautiful environments, I think I’d be way more excited. Instead it just looks really pretty, but there isn’t much there there. The original Forza Horizon had this cool spirit/vibe that I’m not sure the sequels ever replicated for me. I just couldn’t get into 4 because, as good as it looked, it was boring to play. Had the same problem going back to Burnout Paradise … I miss the Burnout games with amazing damage and insane pileup crashes. Seeing that with modern day graphics would be incredible. But if it’s just driving around with nice graphics … eh, almost makes me want to just get in my car and drive in the real world.

#27796 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   7237 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

blueweltall

Posted 13 June 2021 - 09:51 PM

Driving in the real world sucks though.

#27797 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11245 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 09:56 PM

I’m just going to post this here from the PlayStation centric Push Square site. 62% of their readers said the Microsoft showing was either good or very good. That’s pretty impressive for a non-Xbox centered audience.

(On a comparative note, only 21% said the same of the SquareEnix presentation)

Anyway, whatever…8735180F-D6A0-45C8-8C03-C87C1231C576.jpeg

#27798 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5075 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 13 June 2021 - 09:57 PM

There is more info on Halo multiplayer from this blog post.

https://www.halowayp...tiplayer-reveal

Notable new info:
-Training mode and Firing Range
-Multiplayer bots exist, sounds like only for custom games?
-12 v 12 Big Team Battle available at launch
-themed Season events, Crossplay and Cross Progression with PC
-LAN requires a PC server?
-Red vs Blue confirmed dead, Friend or Foe system instead. Essentially directly taking the system Destiny uses.

Overall it sounds good, there is some kind of presentation tomorrow to show more. Equipment sounds a lot more inline with what I would want than the Spartan Abilities of 5. Hopefully they finally get it right. They seem to have went out of their way to show that the missing stuff from Halo 5's launch will be there day one, like BTB and Assault/Ball modes. Not a word about Forge though.

Now I'm mainly worried about MTX. They said no loot boxes. It sounds like it will be the direct purchase route mist games use now.

#27799 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9521 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 13 June 2021 - 10:02 PM

Tbf, Sony isn't doing any sort of E3 thing afaik and it would probably be an even worse presentation (unless they really went for it in terms of Japanese third-party exclusives or threw out announcements for games set for 2025).
I really hope Halo Infinite is good. The initial mishandling of MCC, 4 & 5 really killed a lot of my love for the series.

#27800 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6235 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 10:14 PM

I would rate it somewhere between good and average. It wasn’t a bad showing, but I didn’t come away with much enthusiasm for this holiday season. Everything is on Game Pass, which is great, but it doesn’t really matter. Hoping Nintendo drops new hardware and BOTW2 to get me a bit more psyched for the holidays.

#27801 inkcil   Banception...Baseball Ban in a Best Buy CAGiversary!   1612 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 10:14 PM

I had no idea how to play that claw machine game after pressing the "play" button lol. 



#27802 wormycoolness  

wormycoolness

Posted 13 June 2021 - 10:18 PM

It was a good show! Very excited for FH5. I was still hoping for all the UbiSoft games joining gamepass. Doubtful at this point.

#27803 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   7237 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

blueweltall

Posted 13 June 2021 - 10:23 PM

I had no idea how to play that claw machine game after pressing the "play" button lol. 

I'm pretty sure it's just randomized and there isn't actually any skill require.



#27804 Sielanas  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 10:28 PM

Ignore the trolls.

I fail to see how something being on Gamepass is a negative. I don't know about everyone else, but I certainly don't have enough money to buy as many of those games as I'm interested in. I don't get upset when the new Netflix show isn't for me.

#27805 PatFortenbaugh   ALL GLORY TO THE GAME PASS CAGiversary!   1092 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

PatFortenbaugh

Posted 13 June 2021 - 10:37 PM

15% off the “Gear” store from the Xbox claw jawn


XBOXGAMEPASS15

Doubt it’s a one off code but figured I would share

#27806 Bryson   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   430 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 10:39 PM

That was pretty damn meh for me …

Spoiler

Comparing Psychonauts 2 to Ratchet&Clank is woefully unfair. One started off as a crowdfunding project sequel to a cult classic targeting the AA market that will be free on gamepass while the other is a much larger budget AAA project releasing for $70. Not the same thing at all.



#27807 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6235 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 10:57 PM

Comparing Psychonauts 2 to Ratchet&Clank is woefully unfair. One started off as a crowdfunding project sequel to a cult classic targeting the AA market that will be free on gamepass while the other is a much larger budget AAA project releasing for $70. Not the same thing at all.


For what it is, it could be much, much better … it’s not like Double Fine is some indie studio without access to development dollars. They’re now a subsidiary of Microsoft. I would attribute the visuals more to the fact that the game was delayed a few years more so than a lack of access to funding. I’m sure it will be fun, but I haven’t seen anything that would make me seek it out. Now if it were Brutal Legend II …

#27808 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11698 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 13 June 2021 - 10:58 PM

Check out Bosch on Amazon if you haven’t. He’s pretty much type cast in it as the main character’s Lieutenant. Does a good job again though.

I came for Lance Reddick, but I stayed for Titus Welliver.



#27809 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5075 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 13 June 2021 - 10:59 PM

Creation Engine 2 still confirmed to be the rotting corpse of Gamebryo in disguise.

https://twitter.com/...8209401864?s=19

#27810 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   7108 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 12:18 AM



Everything is on Game Pass, which is great, but it doesn’t really matter.

It's great, but also doesn't matter?