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#29371 Euripides   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   363 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Euripides

Posted 24 July 2021 - 07:35 PM

Is anyone else having punch card issues with the summer ultimate sale? 
 

Yesterday afternoon I used bing points to purchase $40 in Xbox credit. Then used the $40 in credit to buy Call of Duty Cold War Cross gen for $35 and Namco Museum volume 2 for $5 but the punched still showing $0 spent of the $40 needed for the 4,000 points.



#29372 DGenerateKane   Former Kanenite CAGiversary!   891 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

DGenerateKane

Posted 24 July 2021 - 07:59 PM

I had a similar issue where it linked my brother in laws gt to my ea account we couldn't play madden and other ea games together because of it, we contacted them last fall and they wouldn't do anything. I was looking at my ea account for something else a few weeks ago and found a setting where you could remove a gt and it gave you a warning that you could lose account data related to fifa and apex, it didn't work though so I contacted support and it took all of five minutes for them to remove his gt from mine, and we didn't even lose any data.

I'd rather not risk losing my Twitch Prime loot. I don't doubt I would lose them, seeing as they aren't listed anywhere on my account that I could find.

Some time back I made a bunch of long posts in these Xbox threads about my experience with the EA account system.  When I finally got a One X I found out that my EA account on the Xbox side was different than the one I used on PC and PS4.  It was created back during the 360 days and was tied to an e-mail account that I no longer had access to.  I couldn't pass any of their verification checks to prove I was the owner of the EA account.  After a ridiculous amount of going around in circles with EA support I was finally able to get a support tech that sent me a code to my Xbox Live account to prove that I owned the EA account and then was able to change the e-mail address.  I'm still stuck with 2 separate EA accounts, so I'll never be able to do any cross progression stuff across platforms.  Also, separate Twitch rewards as you've mentioned.  Their account system is garbage.

I do recall those posts, they reminded me of my original struggles at the time. I gave up caring to fix it awhile ago. Hell, I can't even play SWTOR anymore, one of the fans on my ancient video card started to fail, so I pulled it and have been using the integrated graphics on my CPU for a year or so now. 



#29373 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15988 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 24 July 2021 - 08:03 PM

Me and my friends are almost done with Outriders and I think I speak for me and my friends in saying I can't wait to be done with that game. That is a tedious game and man enemies feel way too bullet spongey to give any sense of accomplishment in leveling up even when you knock it down a few levels in the world tier. Got my Game Pass time worth at least and didn't spend any money.

 

Is anyone else having punch card issues with the summer ultimate sale? 
 

Yesterday afternoon I used bing points to purchase $40 in Xbox credit. Then used the $40 in credit to buy Call of Duty Cold War Cross gen for $35 and Namco Museum volume 2 for $5 but the punched still showing $0 spent of the $40 needed for the 4,000 points.

Still at $0 for me as well after spending around $17 last night.



#29374 deszaras   Omnis Vir Lupus CAGiversary!   1649 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 24 July 2021 - 08:41 PM

Me and my friends are almost done with Outriders and I think I speak for me and my friends in saying I can't wait to be done with that game. That is a tedious game and man enemies feel way too bullet spongey to give any sense of accomplishment in leveling up even when you knock it down a few levels in the world tier. Got my Game Pass time worth at least and didn't spend any money.
 

Still at $0 for me as well after spending around $17 last night.


I just soloed the main story and I agree the enemies are just bullet sponges with the exception of a few bosses, I really enjoyed it. I sure wouldn’t have paid for it and never would have played it if it hadn’t been on Gamepass.

#29375 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11702 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 24 July 2021 - 10:03 PM

Did anyone watch the 2020 Olympics opening ceremony on NBC yesterday?  The music that starts playing at the beginning of the parade of nations is Dragon Quest title screen music.



#29376 DANIEL   DANNY FAKnTASTIC CAGiversary!   1372 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2021 - 11:44 PM

when redeeming Microsoft rewards points towards Xbox gift cards...

can the gift cards be gifted to a friend ?

or is it linked to  the email account of the person who redeemed it?

 

thanks in advanced



#29377 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15988 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 24 July 2021 - 11:51 PM

when redeeming Microsoft rewards points towards Xbox gift cards...

can the gift cards be gifted to a friend ?

or is it linked to  the email account of the person who redeemed it?

 

thanks in advanced

Linked to the person who redeemed it so you can't send it.



#29378 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1319 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 25 July 2021 - 12:23 AM

Did anyone watch the 2020 Olympics opening ceremony on NBC yesterday? The music that starts playing at the beginning of the parade of nations is Dragon Quest title screen music.


It was seriously video games greatest hits. I’m slightly bothered by the fact no country was introduced with their respective stage music from Street Fighter II

https://news.knowyou...video-game-hits

#29379 2ndopp   CAG Assassin CAGiversary!   688 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2021 - 12:55 AM

Is anyone else having punch card issues with the summer ultimate sale? 
 

Yesterday afternoon I used bing points to purchase $40 in Xbox credit. Then used the $40 in credit to buy Call of Duty Cold War Cross gen for $35 and Namco Museum volume 2 for $5 but the punched still showing $0 spent of the $40 needed for the 4,000 points.

 

You may have missed our previous discussions on this. I believe for most of us, it takes about 3 days for the purchase reward cards to update. This is likely a layer of protection Microsoft put in place to stop people from buying and returning games the same day but still getting the points. Because it takes a couple days to register, we also do not recommend waiting till the last day of a punch card to make a purchase as you may not get the points at all.



#29380 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11247 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2021 - 04:32 AM

Flight Simulator is playable early!

Edit: Disregard. It opens but then gives a message from the server saying that you can play on 7/27.

#29381 MalakianXVII   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   96 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

MalakianXVII

Posted 25 July 2021 - 04:50 AM

Update - managed to complete all the achievements in Grounded. Took a few tries to kill the brood mother but I did it! Yay! Always something to do now.

About the sale, was hoping to see better discounts. Cuphead is very near full price, surprised it hasn’t been added to Game pass.

Have you seen a Firefly yet? I cannot find any. Any idea where they are?



#29382 wormycoolness  

wormycoolness

Posted 25 July 2021 - 04:55 AM

Have you seen a Firefly yet? I cannot find any. Any idea where they are?


Yes I have found them but only at night obviously. Head towards where the bee nest/park bench is located. You will need an bow&arrow (regular arrows work fine) to get there attention but some were landed on the ground. Mint Mallot is best here.

#29383 Euripides   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   363 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Euripides

Posted 25 July 2021 - 05:10 AM

You may have missed our previous discussions on this. I believe for most of us, it takes about 3 days for the purchase reward cards to update. This is likely a layer of protection Microsoft put in place to stop people from buying and returning games the same day but still getting the points. Because it takes a couple days to register, we also do not recommend waiting till the last day of a punch card to make a purchase as you may not get the points at all.

Thank you and yes I missed when this was previously discussed. Will check the punch card as the upcoming week goes along.



#29384 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 25 July 2021 - 05:46 AM

Flight Simulator is playable early!

Edit: Disregard. It opens but then gives a message from the server saying that you can play on 7/27.


I went to play this on my Acer Nitro 5 2019 version laptop 2 months ago but it wasn't installed for some reason so I installed it but then forgot about it. Now I only have to wait a couple more days to play it on better hardware.

#29385 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1185 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2021 - 06:47 AM

Glad I’m not the only one with EA troubles. I created my account on my 360 with an email I no longer have. Can’t sign into FIFA, NHL, etc. been going back and forth with them since January getting nowhere.

 

Your best option is probably the only thing that worked for me - ask the EA support person if they'll send a security code through a Xbox Live message to the gamer tag tied to the EA account.  You can then give that code to the support person to prove that you own the Xbox Live account and then request to change the e-mail address on the EA account.



#29386 kcobra22  

Posted 25 July 2021 - 07:22 AM

Flight Simulator is playable early!

Edit: Disregard. It opens but then gives a message from the server saying that you can play on 7/27.

If anyone's preloading Flight Sim, keep in mind the base game is 42GB but the optional offline mode is an extra 60 GB. If you have decent internet and you're tight on space, you can probably just skip the offline download.



#29387 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3281 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 25 July 2021 - 10:02 AM

There was a preview write up on Polygon saying FS is really pretty good on the Series X but the menus are kind of still made for a mouse which I wondered how much they'd put into that. I was looking into if you can use a mouse on the Series X, you can, and came across this info on the official site about the offline download. 

 

Can I pre-install Microsoft Flight Simulator?

  • Yes, it is now available to pre-install. The base game files are roughly 42.4 GB, and the "World - Offline Mode" is an extra 59.7 GB. It is not necessary to download the "World - Offline Mode" for base gameplay, however, downloading this will vastly improve the following:
    • Interruption to streaming due to issues like low bandwidth
    • The world (scenery)
    • Air Traffic
    • Weather Data 
    • Offline mode - A user will be barred from using this functionality without the Offline Scenery downloaded.

 

 

 

 

I might just have to clear up the space for it, at least to start with and see how much I'm into it. 



#29388 RiPPn  

Posted 25 July 2021 - 11:49 AM

Is anyone else having punch card issues with the summer ultimate sale? 
 

Yesterday afternoon I used bing points to purchase $40 in Xbox credit. Then used the $40 in credit to buy Call of Duty Cold War Cross gen for $35 and Namco Museum volume 2 for $5 but the punched still showing $0 spent of the $40 needed for the 4,000 points.

Last sale punch card didn't credit until a day before the sale ended, so I wouldn't be too worried if it doesn't show until then.



#29389 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9534 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 25 July 2021 - 04:55 PM

Finally gave in and left the Xbox Preview Program after being in it for almost six years. Just not worth it atm given the problems it's causing me, the upcoming August update doesn't seem to have anything noteworthy besides "improved" Edge and Insider notifications anyway. I don't think there's been anything particularly worthwhile in these previews (for Xbox One, not Series) for a while now.

#29390 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6562 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2021 - 08:40 PM

For Bloomy:

 

The Transformers: The Movie - 35th Anniversary Edition [4K UHD]

 

$18.99 Pre-order, releases September 28th

 

https://www.amazon.c...e60984245248841

What about VHS?  They need to release the tapes!

 

Spoiler

 

Did anyone watch the 2020 Olympics opening ceremony on NBC yesterday?  The music that starts playing at the beginning of the parade of nations is Dragon Quest title screen music.

Covered most of the major Japanese devs, but a surprising lack of Nintendo. Unless including Mario back in the 2016 closing ceremonies was enough.  The main theme for Super Mario Galaxy or some Zelda tracks would've fit in with the other selections.



#29391 snipermike   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   340 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 11:46 PM

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Giving away movie codes for GI Joe : Rise of Cobra 4K and GI Joe : Retaliation 4k. Also giving away 5 xbox bucks , like this post and I'll select 3 winners from the list tomorrow night. Good luck

#29392 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11247 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2021 - 01:57 AM

Giving away movie codes for GI Joe : Rise of Cobra 4K and GI Joe : Retaliation 4k. Also giving away 5 xbox bucks , like this post and I'll select 3 winners from the list tomorrow night. Good luck


Very generous of you! Thanks for the chance!

#29393 jlabeau  

Posted 26 July 2021 - 02:15 AM

Giving away movie codes for GI Joe : Rise of Cobra 4K and GI Joe : Retaliation 4k. Also giving away 5 xbox bucks , like this post and I'll select 3 winners from the list tomorrow night. Good luck

thanks

#29394 jbg87   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   878 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2021 - 02:29 AM

having fun with black ops this weekend. fast paced old school action, haven't ran into many campers..



#29395 bear489   Can't stop the signal. CAGiversary!   1113 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2021 - 03:08 AM

Looks like I'm in the market for a new set of headphones, my old ones keep cutting out and sounds like the speakers are blown when ever there's bass being used. I would like to take advantage of Atoms if possible. My price range is around $250. What do ya'll recommend? 



#29396 deszaras   Omnis Vir Lupus CAGiversary!   1649 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 26 July 2021 - 04:18 AM

Giving away movie codes for GI Joe : Rise of Cobra 4K and GI Joe : Retaliation 4k. Also giving away 5 xbox bucks , like this post and I'll select 3 winners from the list tomorrow night. Good luck

Thanks. Good luck to all.
Are any of the cart racers on Xbox worth getting?

#29397 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11973 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 26 July 2021 - 04:36 AM

Very nice give away!

Hmm wondering if I should finally bite on Final Fantasy type 0? Has it been cheaper?

#29398 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3281 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 26 July 2021 - 04:38 AM

Looks like I'm in the market for a new set of headphones, my old ones keep cutting out and sounds like the speakers are blown when ever there's bass being used. I would like to take advantage of Atoms if possible. My price range is around $250. What do ya'll recommend? 

I'd check out the Arctis, owned them all over the years, Turtle Beach and Lucid Sounds lately, really liking the Steel Series over those 2 



#29399 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15988 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 26 July 2021 - 04:42 AM

Very nice give away!

Hmm wondering if I should finally bite on Final Fantasy type 0? Has it been cheaper?

Let me warn you that I put 15 minutes in the game and the opening cinematic was laughably stupid and I couldn't make heads or tails on what the Fuck the combat system was going for or if it was trying it's best to give me a seizure.

#29400 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11973 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 26 July 2021 - 05:15 AM

Let me warn you that I put 15 minutes in the game and the opening cinematic was laughably stupid and I couldn't make heads or tails on what the Fuck the combat system was going for or if it was trying it's best to give me a seizure.


Sounds amazing. Sign me up.

I did some Google and they did reduce the motion blur a lot after launch.