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#29671 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3612 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 31 July 2021 - 04:10 PM

Thanks, bought one. Expensive, but I'm so tired of playing SSD musical chairs!

Reading "SSD Musical Chairs" made me imagine a bunch of kids playing musical chairs to SSD:

 

 

Which, honestly, isn't much different than a circle pit.



#29672 Juice el Savior   Urban Yeti CAGiversary!   856 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Juice el Savior

Posted 31 July 2021 - 04:12 PM

Is there a number I can call Microsoft at and actually talk to a person tp recover an old gamertag? The numbers im finding refer me to the forms online to fill out but that's not helping me out any. It's been over 5 years since I've used the account.

#29673 dorath  

Posted 31 July 2021 - 07:46 PM

Enjoy a movie.
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#29674 The Ebbtide   Hi. CAGiversary!   1779 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

The Ebbtide

Posted 31 July 2021 - 07:57 PM

Is there a number I can call Microsoft at and actually talk to a person tp recover an old gamertag? The numbers im finding refer me to the forms online to fill out but that's not helping me out any. It's been over 5 years since I've used the account.


When I tried to recover my brother's old account I was told in the chat that any accounts with over 5 years of inactivity are deleted. I don't know what that means, like is it truly gone, including purchases or saves in the cloud. The chat person would not elaborate. There is a recovery form you can try to fill out, but it requires you to know information and contact options for that account. In my brother's case he no longer had that email address from years back, so there was no way to get it back.

#29675 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   677 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 31 July 2021 - 10:06 PM

Screen passes. Enjoy!

Use this MOVIES ANYWHERE Screen Pass to choose a movie to watch from my list of Screen Pass-eligible movies.

https://moviesanywhe.../S6DK7J2C7CBXSX

https://moviesanywhe.../SNKUR73XNFVE8H

https://moviesanywhe.../STPWCSQQLMH6NL

#29676 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   677 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 31 July 2021 - 11:20 PM

In order to get the 7% back buying something through Edge, do you have to search on the MS store or is the Xbox store ok? I didn’t realize they came up as different sites/listings depending on how you search and I’ve been buying on the Xbox store.



#29677 mr.Dobalina   Minimalist gamer CAGiversary!   1069 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

mr.Dobalina

Posted 31 July 2021 - 11:22 PM

Screen passes. Enjoy!

Use this MOVIES ANYWHERE Screen Pass to choose a movie to watch from my list of Screen Pass-eligible movies.

https://moviesanywhe.../S6DK7J2C7CBXSX

https://moviesanywhe.../SNKUR73XNFVE8H

https://moviesanywhe.../STPWCSQQLMH6NL


Snagged the bottom one, thank you!

#29678 Sielanas  

Posted 31 July 2021 - 11:35 PM

In order to get the 7% back buying something through Edge, do you have to search on the MS store or is the Xbox store ok? I didn’t realize they came up as different sites/listings depending on how you search and I’ve been buying on the Xbox store.


I've been trying to figure this out, also no idea.

#29679 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11712 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2021 - 11:54 PM

When I tried to recover my brother's old account I was told in the chat that any accounts with over 5 years of inactivity are deleted. I don't know what that means, like is it truly gone, including purchases or saves in the cloud. The chat person would not elaborate.


Not disputing what you were told, but... That seems hard to believe. There have got to be thousands of people who had a 360, switched to PS4, and now Microsoft wants them back for Series X/S. It wouldn't make sense to delete all those accounts... Microsoft wants all those people back in the Xbox ecosystem as seamlessly as possible.

#29680 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1623 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2021 - 11:58 PM

If you want to be sure, you can add things to your cart. Your cart redirects you to microsoft.com to checkout.

#29681 The Ebbtide   Hi. CAGiversary!   1779 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

The Ebbtide

Posted 01 August 2021 - 12:09 AM

Not disputing what you were told, but... That seems hard to believe. There have got to be thousands of people who had a 360, switched to PS4, and now Microsoft wants them back for Series X/S. It wouldn't make sense to delete all those accounts... Microsoft wants all those people back in the Xbox ecosystem as seamlessly as possible.

That's what I thought too.  I was actually doing it to try and get my brother his account back if he wanted to try to get a Series at some point.  The chat guy was very blunt but wouldn't go beyond that 5 years is the cutoff.  That's why I wondered about digital purchases.  The idea that you can just lose them is not acceptable to me.

 

If this is wrong (and I hope that it is), someone correct me.  I could have had a chat representative who didn't know, but when I sought assistance for the issue he refused to help beyond that statement.



#29682 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   677 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 01 August 2021 - 12:53 AM

That's what I thought too. I was actually doing it to try and get my brother his account back if he wanted to try to get a Series at some point. The chat guy was very blunt but wouldn't go beyond that 5 years is the cutoff. That's why I wondered about digital purchases. The idea that you can just lose them is not acceptable to me.

If this is wrong (and I hope that it is), someone correct me. I could have had a chat representative who didn't know, but when I sought assistance for the issue he refused to help beyond that statement.


I remember something coming up a few years back, but this is what I found. Actually says *two years* of not being used.

https://www.dexerto....ailable-804999/

I also found an old Major Nelson post that said any GT that didn’t migrate from OGXB to 360 would be recycled. Not sure if either of these apply but figured it might help.

#29683 chriscolbert   Everything right is wrong again CAGiversary!   3613 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

chriscolbert

Posted 01 August 2021 - 01:51 AM

Here you go homies...

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https://moviesanywhe.../SD2UNNEFV4QXBR

#29684 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5075 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 01 August 2021 - 02:04 AM

NO SPOILERS

Dataminers found this in the Halo beta.

https://vocaroo.com/1m0yeBkrd0ni

#29685 nypickle   Orange and Blue CAGiversary!   1049 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2021 - 02:10 AM

Enjoy

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#29686 phat_tonyca   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   279 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

phat_tonyca

Posted 01 August 2021 - 02:16 AM

My turn:

https://moviesanywhe.../SDGQ2J7SJBEXJK

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#29687 easper   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   908 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2021 - 02:19 AM

Enjoy

https://moviesanywhe.../SLSPC2QMY3J6MP

https://moviesanywhe.../S325G7VTWYURN3

https://moviesanywhe.../STAK9ZE4U2FFCT


Used the second one on a Scooby Doo movie to watch with my daughter. Thanks!

#29688 easper   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   908 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2021 - 02:24 AM

Three more for the Screen Pass stew:

https://moviesanywhe.../S389S94DJGYQEC
https://moviesanywhe.../SGBYXW84E2DCYS
https://moviesanywhe.../S9AHWEUPUM2RE4

#29689 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9521 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 01 August 2021 - 04:03 AM

Finally hit 99,999 and 100k GamerScore tonight. :bouncy:

#29690 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11245 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2021 - 04:50 AM

Even with Flight Simulator, The Ascent and Omno releasing this week, I keep going back to Death’s Door. It’s easily my GOTY so far and probably will be in my Top 10 all time. It’s just a perfect game in almost every way.

It’s also an absolute bargain even at the full $20 price for you cheap asses. Don’t sleep on this guys.

#29691 jimbobvaquero  

jimbobvaquero

Posted 01 August 2021 - 05:12 AM

RIP my 608 day achievement streak on Xbox. Unlocked an achievement on 00:02 hours my time, thus ending the streak. Now I don't have to worry about popping a simple achievement to keep it going every day. I was hoping to get that thing out to 2 years, and then be okay with it ending. But this is also fine. 

 

Now let's see how long Ryuukishi keeps their streak going. Good luck.



#29692 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11021 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 01 August 2021 - 06:17 AM

RIP my 608 day achievement streak on Xbox. Unlocked an achievement on 00:02 hours my time, thus ending the streak. Now I don't have to worry about popping a simple achievement to keep it going every day. I was hoping to get that thing out to 2 years, and then be okay with it ending. But this is also fine. 

 

Now let's see how long Ryuukishi keeps their streak going. Good luck.

This is why I set my time as Pacific time zone even though I live in the Eastern time zone. I am a late night player and it is just easier to have that 3 hour buffer each night.  Sorry for your loss. You could try changing your time zone to see if it readjusts your streak. Not sure if that would work.



#29693 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9521 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 01 August 2021 - 08:31 AM

Just finished The Touryst before it leaves right about now. Was a very charming, fun little indie with a look I really liked.

While I appreciate it didn't take forever to finish, it's a shame how shallow it ended up being. It's got great ideas but it just doesn't go very far with any of them. Like there's a ton of these little fun minigames but each minigame just asks you to beat one particular score and then you can set a high score of your own and that's it. No different stages or difficulties or objectives, just one and done. Exceptions are the mining and the arcade bits, but even the miner thing didn't really shake it up as much as I'd hope.

Really hope the sequel hook at the end isn't just a gag, I think the dev could really do something with this foundation.

Anyway, definitely was worth playing for "free".

#29694 entexman  

entexman

Posted 01 August 2021 - 08:56 AM

I remember something coming up a few years back, but this is what I found. Actually says *two years* of not being used.

https://www.dexerto....ailable-804999/

I also found an old Major Nelson post that said any GT that didn’t migrate from OGXB to 360 would be recycled. Not sure if either of these apply but figured it might help.

I had no idea accounts can be deleted due to inactivity. Does that mean you lose all of your digital purchases?  That would suck.

 

Apoarently they won't "reclaim" your gamertag if you still have active subscriptions or unused credit on the account. I think I am going to buy an xbox gift card and add some credit to my account just in case I am in a coma for 2 years 8-[ .



#29695 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3612 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 01 August 2021 - 01:38 PM

I had no idea accounts can be deleted due to inactivity. Does that mean you lose all of your digital purchases?  That would suck.

 

Apoarently they won't "reclaim" your gamertag if you still have active subscriptions or unused credit on the account. I think I am going to buy an xbox gift card and add some credit to my account just in case I am in a coma for 2 years 8-[ .

As the service ages, I imagine like most online platforms created ~20 years ago, they have to also deal with not just people moving on / going inactive, but eventually people die and it probably doesn't make sense to keep all that dormant account data on their servers. Facebook has had to contend with this, since deleting accounts of the deceased has upset people who regard their profiles as a bit of a time capsule / memorial. 

 

In other words: make sure you leave your email / password in your will so your kids and keep the 'cheevo light burning.



#29696 gorgo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1231 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2021 - 01:49 PM

As the service ages, I imagine like most online platforms created ~20 years ago, they have to also deal with not just people moving on / going inactive, but eventually people die and it probably doesn't make sense to keep all that dormant account data on their servers. Facebook has had to contend with this, since deleting accounts of the deceased has upset people who regard their profiles as a bit of a time capsule / memorial.

In other words: make sure you leave your email / password in your will so your kids and keep the 'cheevo light burning.


And so they can keep your digital library.

#29697 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11972 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 01 August 2021 - 02:09 PM

Also make sure you max out your subscription as they can't close out accounts with active subscriptions. That will give you a few years.

But yeah Microsoft and others love the digital future that's for sure.

I bought Deathsdoor as well. Once I'm done with sekiro I'm playing that next. Glad to see it's selling well.

#29698 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11245 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2021 - 02:37 PM

FYI, there’s a bunch of worldwide codes for Chivalry II over on GameFlip for $6.71.

https://gameflip.com...onsale&limit=36

#29699 jrc84  

Posted 01 August 2021 - 05:15 PM

Even with Flight Simulator, The Ascent and Omno releasing this week, I keep going back to Death’s Door. It’s easily my GOTY so far and probably will be in my Top 10 all time. It’s just a perfect game in almost every way.

It’s also an absolute bargain even at the full $20 price for you cheap asses. Don’t sleep on this guys.


I bought this to play with my preschooler (she like to watch games and help) but the esrb changed from E to T...any notes on what kind of content to expect?

#29700 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11245 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2021 - 05:32 PM

I bought this to play with my preschooler (she like to watch games and help) but the esrb changed from E to T...any notes on what kind of content to expect?


Well, the main theme is death. While it’s also funny, it’s just a dark theme overall. Don’t recall any bad language or gore. It gets intense and pretty hard at times.