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#28171 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9390 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 20 June 2021 - 09:31 PM

The Xbox side of the store is good at filtering out shit indies (that aren't free) but the Win 10 side is not at all, and sometimes that leaks into the Xbox side if the game ends up being Play Anywhere.
Good example is this piece of shit.
https://www.microsof...pe/9N088JJ3TQGF

#28172 kcobra22  

Posted 20 June 2021 - 09:36 PM

The only demo I tried was Lawn Mowing simulator and as a farm sim player, I enjoyed it. Something relaxing about these kind of games for me.



#28173 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15879 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 20 June 2021 - 09:49 PM

 

Lololol all these people thinking or hoping Dead Space when we know that this is EA and that can only mean NBA Street, NFL Street or NBA Jam.



#28174 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1304 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 20 June 2021 - 09:51 PM

https://twitter.com/...609006404177921

Lololol all these people thinking or hoping Dead Space when we know that this is EA and that can only mean NBA Street, NFL Street or NBA Jam.

I’d settle for a new SSX, but NBA Street has gone longer without a new game.

#28175 terminal escapism  

terminal escapism

Posted 20 June 2021 - 09:51 PM

Personally, many of my favorite games this past gen have been indie games. I also end up playing more indie games on GP than aaa stuff.

If anything it's the aaa experience which has lowered it's quality, imo, becoming quite repetitive and stail. I feel there's more diversity in design, pace and mechanics with indie games, being that indie devs are probably more willing to take risks in order to stand out.



#28176 CheapAssPizza  

CheapAssPizza

Posted 20 June 2021 - 10:32 PM

I'm just hoping for some Skate 4 news at this year's EA Play Live.



#28177 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9390 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 20 June 2021 - 10:57 PM

https://twitter.com/...609006404177921

Lololol all these people thinking or hoping Dead Space when we know that this is EA and that can only mean NBA Street, NFL Street or NBA Jam.

Won't be NBA. 2K has the NBA licensing locked down tighter than ever, with them publishing their own NBA Jam-esque series with NBA 2K Playgrounds. Could be NFL Street or SSX though. Could also be Overlord now that they own Codemasters. Could even be a Star Wars IP.

#28178 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4788 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 June 2021 - 11:08 PM

Unpopular opinion time: As I play through several of the showcase demos on XBox I’m disappointed that no less than 90% are me-too shovel ware games that will likely be priced at $20+. I think we’ve lowered our standards on indie games and are enabling crappy cash-ins that only ape actual quality games in the interest of seeming cool, trendy and cultured. Tunic was simple, bland and boring as was Sable but both are getting rave reviews despite looking and playing like they were designed by middle schoolers. Where are the great indie developers and why do we enable mediocrity at best?

https://careerkarma....-by-one-person/

To me it feels like your saying “If we didn’t have these indies we currently have, we’d have better ones, if we only band together and none of us buy them”

I don’t think that’s true however. To me, having thousands of indies I don’t want to play to potentially get 10 I do want to play over the generation of a consoles life seems a small price to pay. I think the alternative is you have the Nintendo 64 with only hundreds of games because very few companies can afford the price of making a game for your console.

I don’t think any indie game is taking away from other games being developed, quite the opposite rather. Developing games is so time consuming and expensive, I think without indies, newer consoles would have very few games at all. So many of the 90’s and early 2000’s game studios have shuttered, it’s not an easy industry to make money in. Just look how many studios are eager to have Microsoft buy them out to soften the blow when a game flops. One bad game can mean the end of a mid sized studio. Indies exist sometimes because ppl are willing to make no money and work a day job for months or years to turn out 1 game and hope people like it.

I think it’s perfectly acceptable to dislike any game, but I disagree with the “we’ve lowered our standards” bit. The indies that make it big usually find a niche audience that enjoys it, but not all of them are going to be break out successes just like how so many AAA games flop.

Before Gamepass I used to get annoyed when our games with gold were a crappy indie that they would claim was $25 of value but now that Gamepass is around, that bothers me less. Microsoft’s commitment to backwards compatibility makes it so I have so many games to play it’s hard to be upset with any indies that come out.

#28179 2ndopp   CAG Assassin CAGiversary!   671 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2021 - 12:03 AM

Series X MK11 owners, do I need to install both the "Story" and "4K Story" add-ons, or just one?

I have only the 4K story installed for MK11 and the game launches just fine, plus it reduces the file size by a lot. However, I've only played VS. fights and have not actually played the story yet, so I haven't double checked if everything is there



#28180 Armstrong x360a   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1063 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Armstrong x360a

Posted 21 June 2021 - 12:08 AM

Even if it is Dead Space it’ll just be a remaster like ME. Everyone knows EA can’t make new creative SP games/IPs the last two gens (Respawn games being the one exception that comes to mind).

 

Lololol all these people thinking or hoping Dead Space when we know that this is EA and that can only mean NBA Street, NFL Street or NBA Jam.



#28181 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15879 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 21 June 2021 - 12:21 AM

Even if it is Dead Space it’ll just be a remaster like ME. Everyone knows EA can’t make new creative SP games/IPs the last two gens (Respawn games being the one exception that comes to mind).

I Mean, the ending of DS3 also felt pretty damn definitive. With that said, I'll gladly take a prettified version of it in 4K on EA Play.



#28182 Juice el Savior   Urban Yeti CAGiversary!   853 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Juice el Savior

Posted 21 June 2021 - 12:26 AM

Feels good to be a part of team MicroCa$h again. I havnt looked at this thread in over a year. Is there any reason why the main post isn't updated?

#28183 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3565 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 21 June 2021 - 01:04 AM

I Mean, the ending of DS3 also felt pretty damn definitive. With that said, I'll gladly take a prettified version of it in 4K on EA Play.

Those games have aged incredibly well, though. The art style and direction are still going to look great in another 10 years, but if they want to give it the Legendary treatment and announce a 4th entry the same way they did with Mass Effect, well then they can shut up, take my money, etc. because I preorder it as quickly as possible.



#28184 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1144 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2021 - 01:23 AM

Series X MK11 owners, do I need to install both the "Story" and "4K Story" add-ons, or just one?

I don't know this for sure, but I'm assuming the difference is the resolution of the cinematic videos and you would only need one or the other.



#28185 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1815 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2021 - 01:24 AM

I Mean, the ending of DS3 also felt pretty damn definitive. With that said, I'll gladly take a prettified version of it in 4K on EA Play.

I really want "Dragon Age Legendary Edition" now, but I'd happily take a Dead Space remaster too.



#28186 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9390 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 21 June 2021 - 02:25 AM

Apparently the guy teasing the resurrected EA title made some sort of "dead" reference so it probably is Dead Space. I would expect the Mass Effect treatment as it is similarly only available on current gen through BC.
I don't know how to feel about a new Dead Space given Visceral's shuttering though. Could easily end up being another Andromeda, as Motive doesn't have much of a track record outside of Squadrons and the similar space combat in Battlefront 2.

I really want "Dragon Age Legendary Edition" now, but I'd happily take a Dead Space remaster too.

I'd prefer Dead Space if only because DA2 sucks (but so does DS3) and Inquisition doesn't need the remaster as badly.

#28187 Echotech83   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   958 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Echotech83

Posted 21 June 2021 - 02:27 AM

I need Fromsoftware to remake the Tenchu games from the ps1 and ps2 era. Sadly Sekiro is as close as we can get for now.

#28188 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 21 June 2021 - 02:31 AM

The Xbox side of the store is good at filtering out shit indies (that aren't free) but the Win 10 side is not at all, and sometimes that leaks into the Xbox side if the game ends up being Play Anywhere.
Good example is this piece of shit.
https://www.microsof...pe/9N088JJ3TQGF

These trash indie games are the worst, they are up( down) there with the quality of indie release on Xbox 360. They don't have achievements, some of them straight up don't work up and won't get passed the title screen, they want your info and in the case of something like Lava Hero, straight up steals assets found in popular videogames (in this case Metroid). I really can't believe these things are on the marketplace.



#28189 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11957 Posts   Joined 18.2 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 21 June 2021 - 02:53 AM

So question for the techs.
What's the fastest download speed for internal storage? I got 800mbps download now and can hit 990+ on speed tests but I haven't seen above 480mbps for download speeds to the internal.

Edit: Saw it above 580 a few times now for internal. Seems to stabilize just around 500.

#28190 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2890 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

The Questyen

Posted 21 June 2021 - 03:00 AM

Those games have aged incredibly well, though. The art style and direction are still going to look great in another 10 years, but if they want to give it the Legendary treatment and announce a 4th entry the same way they did with Mass Effect, well then they can shut up, take my money, etc. because I preorder it as quickly as possible.

I loved all 3 Dead Space games so I'll take a remaster as an excuse to play them again. 



#28191 jbg87   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   857 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2021 - 03:08 AM

Metro exodus day one disc on clearance at Best Buy for 13.99 includes metro 2033 redux download

#28192 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   7140 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

blueweltall

Posted 21 June 2021 - 03:27 AM

So question for the techs.
What's the fastest download speed for internal storage? I got 800mbps download now and can hit 990+ on speed tests but I haven't seen above 480mbps for download speeds to the internal.

Edit: Saw it above 580 a few times now for internal. Seems to stabilize just around 500.

Pretty sure it is your internet connection that is limiting your download speeds, not your hard drive.



#28193 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24197 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2021 - 03:35 AM

So question for the techs.
What's the fastest download speed for internal storage? I got 800mbps download now and can hit 990+ on speed tests but I haven't seen above 480mbps for download speeds to the internal.

Edit: Saw it above 580 a few times now for internal. Seems to stabilize just around 500.

I think your internet speed is being measured in Mb (lower case, meaning megabits) per second and I'm pretty sure storage is in MB (upper case, megabytes) per second. 8x Mb = 1 MB. I don't know what storage you're talking about but most SSDs these days write well above 400/500 MBps. I think fiber is capable of 1 Gbps, which is 125 MBps (1G = 1000 Mbps / 8 = 125 MBps). 

 

Also, even if your interest is capable of 1 Gbps, that's only true if the host you're downloading from is capable of providing said capacity. 

 

EDIT* should add I'm not a tech expert, but I ran into this bit vs byte issue over a decade ago when we used to host stuff/share stuff on our college intranet file sharing network, so I might not be the most accurate here/outdated. 



#28194 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1815 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2021 - 04:26 AM

Pretty sure it is your internet connection that is limiting your download speeds, not your hard drive.

Not just the Internet connection, the gigabit port on the Series consoles (max 1 Gbps ~= 120 MB/sec) is far slower than the internal SSD (2400 MB/sec).  If you use wireless it will be even slower.  I have seen upwards of 500 Mbps download speed on my wired Series X on gigabit FIOS, which is pretty decent.



#28195 Armstrong x360a   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1063 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Armstrong x360a

Posted 21 June 2021 - 04:41 AM

I Mean, the ending of DS3 also felt pretty damn definitive. With that said, I'll gladly take a prettified version of it in 4K on EA Play.

 

Those games have aged incredibly well, though. The art style and direction are still going to look great in another 10 years, but if they want to give it the Legendary treatment and announce a 4th entry the same way they did with Mass Effect, well then they can shut up, take my money, etc. because I preorder it as quickly as possible.

I completely agree with both of you. I think part of the reason I was so hungry to snatch up ME:LE was precisely because of the dearth of good, original single player stories so far this year. Pretty sure my GOTY at this point (besides ME) is MLB The Show… lol. I would easily pay full price - punch card for a DS remaster if they give it the same care they gave to ME.

 

Edit: Only question would be what control scheme they optimize it to, since the three games are not all the same speed. Might be hard to adjust things as much as they did with ME 1.



#28196 deszaras   Omnis Vir Lupus CAGiversary!   1609 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 21 June 2021 - 05:11 AM

Amazon is selling 3-month GPU codes for $30 right now.
 
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TGNFVWV
 
EDIT: Even better, I got 4 months out of it by turning on recurring payments.


Thanks! I was going to use my $5 off at GameStop to extend my GPU again and this is even better. Now I wish I had used it on a game I bought there the other day.

#28197 Sielanas  

Posted 21 June 2021 - 10:34 AM

https://smile.amazon...32&rd=1&sr=8-18

 

A lot of 9X headsets available with some degree of cosmetic damage, plus there's a 25% off warehouse promo to be ~$120. Clicking around there's even some games like ME Legendary available. 



#28198 FlyingMonkey9   Genetically Modified CAG CAGiversary!   4186 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

FlyingMonkey9

Posted 21 June 2021 - 10:59 AM

Dumb question but how how is 30/3 months a deal when full price is 120/year?

#28199 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   7140 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

blueweltall

Posted 21 June 2021 - 11:03 AM

There's gamepass for $10 monthly and gamepass ultimate for $15 monthly.

#28200 FlyingMonkey9   Genetically Modified CAG CAGiversary!   4186 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

FlyingMonkey9

Posted 21 June 2021 - 11:10 AM

Does ultimate just include “gold” benefits and pc? Both Have ea access as wel right?