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#9451 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 03:11 AM

What happened to the game reviews on the Xbox store? They really came in handy with smaller games that don't get reviewed on a lot of sites. Pretty key feature they had over the PlayStation and Switch stores but maybe devs of low rated games complained?

I still see them, and wouldn't trust them at all 



#9452 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   1331 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 03:20 AM

Ended up picking up a used copy of Control at a local chain for $20 since I had store credit to cover it. So I'm expecting it to hit gamepass soon. Trying to save store credit for any new games for the series x but $20 was my buy price for Control.



#9453 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 12 July 2020 - 03:25 AM

That said, I was disappointed when Xbox changed the policy on GwG with the new console generation (to match the PlayStation Plus policy on ownership). I really liked the value-added factor of being able to keep GwG games on 360 even if the Gold membership lapsed. Guess it was too good to last  :-

I'm confused. As far as I understand, 360 and Xbox games that you download, you own. Own as in even if you stop subscribing to gold, you can still play them. I have downloaded many 360 and Xbox games on my Xbox One X that were apart of GWG and I thought they were mine. Xbox One games are gone if you stop paying.  Are you referring to 360 and Xbox games that you download on a 360? You don't have an Xbox One?
 



#9454 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 03:25 AM

Was my game of the year for 2019, and was followed closely behind by Jedi Fallen Order, and then both a tie on Outer Worlds/Outer Wilds. Granted I'd probably give all of them 8 out of 10 if I was a video game reviewer. Control tapped into my weirdness of listening to "Paranormal" podcasts for fun. If it had a better check point system for like 2 boss fights would have been a 9. 



#9455 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 03:27 AM

I'm confused. As far as I understand, 360 and Xbox games that you download, you own. Own as in even if you stop subscribing to gold, you can still play them. I have downloaded many 360 and Xbox games on my Xbox One X that were apart of GWG and I thought they were mine. Xbox One games are gone if you stop paying.  Are you referring to 360 and Xbox games that you download on a 360? You don't have an Xbox One?
 

no one sure what exactly he was saying, you own the 360 games until maybe they fix the store this summer where you can use you're actual credit to buy 360 games off the Xbox One. rest was out his ass 



#9456 aircobra   Banned Banned   3802 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 03:38 AM

Is there a good site that easily shows achievement scores for games? I need to get either 4 or 9 points to get back to having an even numbered last digit.

#9457 phat_tonyca   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   252 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 03:46 AM

Is there a good site that easily shows achievement scores for games? I need to get either 4 or 9 points to get back to having an even numbered last digit.

https://www.trueachi...ievements.aspx#

Filter the score from the dropdown menu.

#9458 Touch3  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 03:49 AM

Is there a good site that easily shows achievement scores for games? I need to get either 4 or 9 points to get back to having an even numbered last digit.

https://www.trueachi...hievements.aspx

 

TrueAchievements > Xbox Achievements > More Filter Options > Choose either "not divisible by 5" or whatever number you want.



#9459 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5769 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 04:08 AM

no one sure what exactly he was saying, you own the 360 games until maybe they fix the store this summer where you can use you're actual credit to buy 360 games off the Xbox One. rest was out his ass

He said he liked that Xbox 360 games were permanent licenses, but Xbox One games were time-based like PS+. How was that difficult to understand?

#9460 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 04:12 AM

I'd take it further and look at TA ratio, and really see how fast something is 



#9461 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5769 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 04:55 AM

He didn't say Xbox games, he said Xbox as the company. You're a smart guy.

#9462 davemoseley  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 05:07 AM

Tomorrow's Ubisoft show, which I presume is pre-recorded like Sony's, is gonna be a little strange since all their top execs are leaving.

https://kotaku.com/t...moil-1844350972

#9463 deszaras   Wait...what? CAGiversary!   1458 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 05:32 AM

It’s never smart buying an Ubi game near launch, regardless of the time of year. Cyberpunk is not at all comparable and won’t see a significant sale during the first month of release.


I love the AC and Far Cry games but I stopped buying them day once since AC Unity and just wait until Black Friday sales. Over the past few years I don’t buy any game on release date except if it’s a Nintendo game because other games discount through sales about a month or so later.

#9464 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 09:11 AM

 De-loused in the Comatorium was a pretty solid 2003 rock album

 

 

I'd put it up there with the album of 2003, got Rick Rubin to produce it coming off their At-the-drive-In band, Storm Thorgerson did the cover of Pink Floyd fame. That was probably one of the last full albums before everything went to singles. Weird thing while I like the album I think the break up did everyone well. I think Jim Ward going and making Sparta was a great move. He's done some fantastic stuff also. Cedric and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, still kind of trying to figure it out. Even though the latter is definitely one of those virtuoso guitar players



#9465 bhk   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   978 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 12:02 PM

huh, I didn't notice they were gone. I think there was something they did last year where they removed a ton of negative reviews for games like Gears 5, maybe they just took that to another level.

I agree they were good for the more obscure indie games that fly under the radar. I've picked up several games with passionate reviews describing a diamond in the rough and passed on several games that looked really good but had game breaking bugs that may not even be addressed.


Not that I need more games but....do you have any recommendations?

#9466 camperinabush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1508 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 12:26 PM

Not that I need more games but....do you have any recommendations?

Bug Fables is an excellent Paper Mario clone that has nearly a 5/5 on Xbox, as well as PSN and eshop. For $25, it gives at least 40 hours of gameplay. Limited Run announced a physical version coming to PS4 and Switch in the future as well.

Forager is another great indie that is coming to Xbox and Game Pass this coming week.

#9467 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8160 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 01:03 PM

I tried to play my disc copy of Shadow Tactics last night, and I almost fell asleep during the first stage.  Uninstalling now.

 

One thing that I've learned during the pandemic is that if a game isn't for me, I have no trouble deleting it and moving on to the next one.



#9468 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 01:16 PM

I tried to play my disc copy of Shadow Tactics last night, and I almost fell asleep during the first stage.  Uninstalling now.

 

One thing that I've learned during the pandemic is that if a game isn't for me, I have no trouble deleting it and moving on to the next one.

I love that game, but it's a PC keyboard and mouse game



#9469 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8160 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 01:50 PM

I love that game, but it's a PC keyboard and mouse game

Maybe I will try it out again someday, but life is too short and I have too many games to try out.  I just installed the open world game Elex.



#9470 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 02:22 PM

Forgot about that one looks a bit like Remnant from the Ashes, a perfectly serviceable game



#9471 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   8106 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 02:34 PM

Im excited to play grounded. Glad its coming to gamepass.

#9472 Zantra  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 03:50 PM

Oh cool, I had no idea that Bug Fables is also on Xbox, I was about to bite the bullet and buy it on my Switch Lite or my PS4 Pro, but I'd rather have it on Xbox for the achievements, and the 50 Bing points a day.

#9473 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4610 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 03:51 PM

Soon



#9474 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11571 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 04:07 PM

There's a Twitch drops thing going on with the steam where you can get DLC for Ubi games by watching. I'll be watching Jorraptor but I imagine other streamers have the same thing.

#9475 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 04:15 PM

If you sign into your "Uplay" pretty sure you get Watch Dogs 2 for PC.... if you're into that



#9476 Zantra  

Zantra

Posted 12 July 2020 - 04:25 PM

I just had to set up two factor authentication on my Ubisoft account, and I suggest that everybody else do it also. I had people from Africa, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea all try and fail to log into my Ubisoft account in the past week. Not sure what they would actually get out of hacking somebody's Uplay account. As it doesn't seem like there is a whole lot that you can do, besides spend points on in game items.

#9477 EndOfGreen  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 05:17 PM

Looks like Kiwami 2 is finally coming to gamepass soon. Already playing through Astral Chain and Deadly Premonition 2, so adding Kiwami 2 to the playlist means July is the month of Japanese made video game greatness.

#9478 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 05:35 PM

I need to get on it, I'm still on Zero, I keep getting distracted by the arcade and trying to beat Space Harrier 



#9479 adonfraz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   634 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 05:59 PM

Looks like Kiwami 2 is finally coming to gamepass soon. Already playing through Astral Chain and Deadly Premonition 2, so adding Kiwami 2 to the playlist means July is the month of Japanese made video game greatness.

 

I need to start Kiwami 1. Just beat Zero last week.



#9480 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 05:59 PM

Man quite a process, might have to do this if you want some Ubisoft stuff https://drops-register.ubi.com/#/en-US