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#29701 thundarr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   760 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

thundarr

Posted 01 August 2021 - 05:33 PM

How does buying on Game Flip work? Can you use codes from other countries on Series X?

#29702 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11703 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 01 August 2021 - 05:40 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.

Facebook makes it pretty easy to turn a page into a memorial.  You just need to show them proof and et voila.  Excuse me, I need to go visit a FB page for the first time in a while.



#29703 even13flow   Founder of GamerNation CAGiversary!   846 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2021 - 06:00 PM

The Cash App 15% Xbox boost renewed today, good time to buy more games for the backlog at a discount.

It took a very long time for me to start using this discount but it’s quick and easy.

#29704 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6562 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2021 - 06:06 PM

Rewards $10 auto-redeem went through for me this morning.



#29705 NotNewHere  

NotNewHere

Posted 01 August 2021 - 06:47 PM

Just keeps getting better but the amount to go through is just crazy 🙏🏼 lol

#29706 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11248 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2021 - 07:05 PM

How does buying on Game Flip work? Can you use codes from other countries on Series X?


US or worldwide codes you can redeem like normal. But for those from other countries like Argentina, you need to use a VPN to make you appear to be in that country. Then you redeem like normal.

#29707 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11021 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 01 August 2021 - 07:25 PM

The Ascent has been fun so far but at least on the X1X I am finding the initial loading take forever. Combine that with a few crashes and it makes getting into the game kind of a chore. I am going to assume the load times on the Series X/S is a lot better.



#29708 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6562 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2021 - 07:58 PM

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.

When I initially signed up on the site, I was set as Pacific.  I don't remember when I switched to Eastern time, but one of my prior streaks was shortened because of it.



#29709 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15989 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 01 August 2021 - 08:31 PM

The Ascent has been fun so far but at least on the X1X I am finding the initial loading take forever. Combine that with a few crashes and it makes getting into the game kind of a chore. I am going to assume the load times on the Series X/S is a lot better.

I Loaded the game on my Samsung SSD on my X1X and it was about 30 seconds for the initial load of starting a new game to the opening cinematic so I think it maybe just maybe HDD thing since I think it takes two minutes otherwise.



#29710 jimbobvaquero  

jimbobvaquero

Posted 01 August 2021 - 08:34 PM

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.

That's a good idea for the future. I know for a fact I popped some achievements right after midnight during my streak. If I could retroactively go to PST, it would destroy the streak in that manner. I'm actually okay with it ending. It wasn't that fun for me. Now I can go a night without.



#29711 Bryson   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   431 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2021 - 09:20 PM

The Ascent has been fun so far but at least on the X1X I am finding the initial loading take forever. Combine that with a few crashes and it makes getting into the game kind of a chore. I am going to assume the load times on the Series X/S is a lot better.

 

 

I Loaded the game on my Samsung SSD on my X1X and it was about 30 seconds for the initial load of starting a new game to the opening cinematic so I think it maybe just maybe HDD thing since I think it takes two minutes otherwise.

Digital Foundry has a comparison video of the load times between all consoles. It does take close to two minutes to load into the game for me on the One X but once you're in it's all good. Loading after a death is near instant which is great because having to wait near 2 mintues after every death would make the game nearly unplayable lol.

 

I finished the game this morning so just going around grinding out the rest of the side missions. Overall a very enjoyable game.The game design and music is seriously second to none. Very hard game too in the beginning, almost dark souls-esque. Good luck to anyone trying to beat that damn Spider boss lol. Also experienced a few crashes and glitches. This game could definitely use a couple of patches and I am sure they will come as Neon Giant continue to improve this game. I am really curious to see if NG will continue to world build with this franchise or make a completely different game. There's definitely a lot of potential here.



#29712 CheapAssPizza  

CheapAssPizza

Posted 01 August 2021 - 10:21 PM

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.

Is this gamegirlpocket, or the hubby? I can never tell.



#29713 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   678 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 01 August 2021 - 10:30 PM

Another FYI that I’m unsure if it’s been mentioned before: If you buy something on sale for one of the punch cards but buy it as a gift, it still counts. For instance, I bought Death’s Door for myself and also a friend, and I’m at $42/$50 for the Summer Games punch card ($19.99+tax for each).

 

As for loading times, can’t speak for the Ascent as I haven’t tried it yet, but Omno takes a good minute or so to load to the menu screen every time I boot it up. Playing it from the external hard drive on a Series S. Considering putting it on the internal just to see if there’s a difference. Once you’re in the game there’s virtually no loading so it’s not that big a deal, but the first time I played I thought it had frozen before even getting to the start screen.



#29714 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11248 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 August 2021 - 12:12 AM

Nothing says Halo like a Krispy Kreme donut. Also, apparently this says somewhere “Why wait until November?”. Not that a November release date would be too big of a surprise.



#29715 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11712 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 August 2021 - 12:57 AM

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


No travel has been a real boon for the streak! Yay pandemic...?

#29716 sp0rklez  

Posted 02 August 2021 - 01:34 AM

Just a heads up, I read on another forum (GameFAQs) that Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (not the Eternal Collection with the included necromancer class) is apparently free for gold members. I just claimed it myself just in case it's a mistake or something.

 

https://mp1st.com/ne...bl-gold-members



#29717 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   678 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 02 August 2021 - 01:38 AM

Nothing says Halo like a Krispy Kreme donut. Also, apparently this says somewhere “Why wait until November?”. Not that a November release date would be too big of a surprise.

https://twitter.com/...2331921410?s=21


I think the “why wait until November” part is along the same lines as the Xbox marketing all year which is that they technically will hit 20 years in November but why not celebrate all year long. I do agree a November Halo launch would make sense, and it’s probably the goal right now for the sake of both sales and the anniversary, but I wouldn’t take this as a “leak” per se. Just my two cents.

#29718 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15989 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 02 August 2021 - 02:03 AM

Just a heads up, I read on another forum (GameFAQs) that Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (not the Eternal Collection with the included necromancer class) is apparently free for gold members. I just claimed it myself just in case it's a mistake or something.

 

https://mp1st.com/ne...bl-gold-members

I'm going to assume this is a "lololol sorry we're a garbage company."

 

On the topic of loot based games, doing last few achievements pick up on Outriders on solo and holy crap the difficulty is night and day compared to playing it with friends. Like with friends just constantly go to 1/3 health against most of enemies, along with larger mobs and they're just ridiculously bullet spongey but single is no where that level of unnecessarily difficult



#29719 Mega_Douche   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   131 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Mega_Douche

Posted 02 August 2021 - 02:24 AM

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

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


I bit on this deal, but not a great experience so far. Took 6 hours to verify payment, and I was sent an ambiguous email/password instead of an Xbox code.

#29720 sp0rklez  

Posted 02 August 2021 - 02:49 AM

Just a heads up, I read on another forum (GameFAQs) that Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (not the Eternal Collection with the included necromancer class) is apparently free for gold members. I just claimed it myself just in case it's a mistake or something.

 

https://mp1st.com/ne...bl-gold-members

Actually the Rise of the Necromancer DLC is showing as free too. You just have to download it separately.



#29721 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5077 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 02 August 2021 - 02:54 AM

The only real argument I see against a November 15 Halo launch is that it's very close to Forza's release date.

#29722 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5933 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

whitereflection

Posted 02 August 2021 - 02:58 AM

Aren't those usually just free trials or weekends?

#29723 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11703 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 02 August 2021 - 03:25 AM

Actually the Rise of the Necromancer DLC is showing as free too. You just have to download it separately.

If you navigate to the bundle with Diablo 2 and Diablo 3 and the Necromancer DLC, you can select either piece for download.

 

Aren't those usually just free trials or weekends?

Diablo 3 doesn't seem to be mentioned in this weekend's Free Play Days announcement, so this may be a flub on the part of the person who published the Diablo 2 bundle to the store.



#29724 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3140 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 August 2021 - 04:06 AM

Just a heads up, I read on another forum (GameFAQs) that Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (not the Eternal Collection with the included necromancer class) is apparently free for gold members. I just claimed it myself just in case it's a mistake or something.

 

https://mp1st.com/ne...bl-gold-members

Here are the links:

 

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition

 

Buy Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition - Microsoft Store

 

Rise of the Necromancer

 

Buy Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - Microsoft Store



#29725 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6562 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 August 2021 - 04:20 AM

I backlogged Diablo III back in Jan 2017, so I already have that.  But the Necromancer DLC isn't free for me.  It shows that I can "use Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer with Gold, or buy it to own" for $14.99.



#29726 deszaras   Omnis Vir Lupus CAGiversary!   1649 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 02 August 2021 - 04:56 AM

I backlogged Diablo III back in Jan 2017, so I already have that.  But the Necromancer DLC isn't free for me.  It shows that I can "use Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer with Gold, or buy it to own" for $14.99.


I bought it before the Necromancer was added and it shows it’s included with Gold as well. Are those who didn’t have the game seeing the game and DLC as free or “Included with Gold”? Just curious.
I wonder if it has anything to do with all the stuff that’s going on with Activision/Blizzard.

#29727 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 02 August 2021 - 05:01 AM

I bought it before the Necromancer was added and it shows it’s included with Gold as well. Are those who didn’t have the game seeing the game and DLC as free or “Included with Gold”? Just curious.
I wonder if it has anything to do with all the stuff that’s going on with Activision/Blizzard.

I sure hope this isn't related to the workers at Activision. Giving away a game in response to the allegations literally named 'The Devil' is NOT a good look.



#29728 dum1038   Shadow Reaver CAGiversary!   418 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 August 2021 - 06:39 AM

My two cents on Diablo being free: the way it's set up is like those free to play for a limited time only, so I'm doubtful if it's free to own forever.



#29729 deszaras   Omnis Vir Lupus CAGiversary!   1649 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 02 August 2021 - 07:20 AM

I sure hope this isn't related to the workers at Activision. Giving away a game in response to the allegations literally named 'The Devil' is NOT a good look.

From what I’ve read, I could have missed something, but the issue lays with Blizzard and not Activision. Not only is there the problems with Blizzard but they’ve also got the remaster of Diablo 2 coming out soon. If this was their decision, i don’t think it matters what game they gave out. It would still look like a total PR move regardless.


My two cents on Diablo being free: the way it's set up is like those free to play for a limited time only, so I'm doubtful if it's free to own forever.

I’d agree with you if it had been listed under Free Play Days and those usually pop up on Thursday or Friday, not a Sunday. If this came out like regular Free Play Days, i can’t imagine how it wouldn’t have been noticed sooner. I’d assume you’d get to keep it as long as you have Gold.

#29730 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6562 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 August 2021 - 09:46 AM

Just bought from the sale in the following order on the console : Lego DC Super-Villains Deluxe ($14.99), Namco Museum V2 ($4.99), Resident Evil 3 ($19.79) and Defunct ($0.99).  Before buying Defunct the punch card had updated to show $26 / $40 on both console and web site.  After Defunct, it updated to $27.  Do the punch cards count tax?  Namco and RE3 with tax would top $26, but without tax, no combo of those purchases would total $26.  I bought Defunct to put me over pre-tax.  Web site is counting down 4 days, 2+ hours left on the offer.