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HektiK

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#14313913 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by HektiK on 13 August 2020 - 08:19 PM

I guess if you didn't buy these games the last 15 times they were on sale for these prices here is yet another chance.




#14313559 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by HektiK on 12 August 2020 - 01:51 PM

Yo real talk BL3 is EXTREMELY meh

I havent played too long so I guess I'll keep my final meh's until its over, but I just unlocked the 2nd planet and I havent had fun once yet

Need a complete re launch different characters and maybe like a jungle planet or someshit. Pandora soo boring


It’s a lot better in coop with a friend. I didn’t care anything for the story. I only ran through it once as Zane and wished I had picked a different character the whole time. Amara or Flak look fun. It’s just not as good as Borderlands 2. Sorry you aren’t enjoying it. Hopefully you’ll like some of the other planets more.


#14313410 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by HektiK on 11 August 2020 - 08:21 PM

Honestly after the Halo news its seems even more like both of these consoles, PS5 and XSX, are being rushed out the door too soon.  PS5 is launching with a spiderman expansion and now xbox will limp out the door without its biggest reason to purchase.  Neither seem to like the price they have to charge for their respective consoles.  

 

Is it obvious i am disappointed by the halo delay?




#14312591 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by HektiK on 08 August 2020 - 01:03 AM

Honestly, the first week was really tough, calling friends and family, coming to terms with the thyroid cancer diagnosis. Even during last week I was still sleepless and worrying if it was lung or throat cancer. But my chest x-rays came back clear and healthy so that makes me feel like I got a little win this week (especially since I used to smoke). It might seem weird, but telling people and talking about it makes it easier to deal with. I do feel a little numb and emotionally spent this week, but I'm trying to focus on how many success stories I have heard for thyroid cancer. I know the survival rate is very high, it's just the life changes I need to prepare for. I turn 40 on August 25th and it's going to be a very different birthday. I have to do extra social distancing now so I don't get sick and have to cancel the surgery. I go in on the 26th to do a Covid test and prepare. As I get closer to the surgery date I might start freaking out... I will say I've teared up with everyone that's reached out to me and when I read messages of support. Thank you for that


Best of luck through it all friend. Please keep us up to date on everything. I’m sure we are pulling for you here.


#14311231 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by HektiK on 03 August 2020 - 01:45 PM

Does anyone have tips on playing without using the left thumb? I hurt that part of my hand at work last week and being off computer and console is forcing me to engage with things on an unmanageable level.


Could play something like Slay the Spire, can easily be played one handed and doesn’t require quick reactions.


#14309086 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by HektiK on 26 July 2020 - 03:58 PM

Been playing a fair bit of Ooblets lately. That game is just the right amount of chill that I needed. I’ve always been troubled by the forced fighting and caging of Pokémon. It’s just a bit messed up to me. Ooblets have dance offs and follow you around out in the open. Not sure if it’s really doing anything new other than combining animal crossing and Pokémon but it does it well.


#14308527 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by HektiK on 24 July 2020 - 02:09 PM

The double rewards points caught my eye.




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Posted by HektiK on 24 July 2020 - 05:50 AM

It’s a bit amazing to me the number of people crapping on halo all over the internet. It was an 8 minute demo of an incomplete game, a clear vertical slice to show off different weapons, mechanics and style. People need to play some Ooblets and relax instead of getting all worked up.


#14308183 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by HektiK on 23 July 2020 - 04:32 PM

The twitch stream has been pretty good for anyone suffering with YouTube.


#14308135 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by HektiK on 23 July 2020 - 03:08 PM

I didn’t realize this pre show would lean so hard on streamers for content. I guess it appeals to some but sure not me.


#14306880 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by HektiK on 17 July 2020 - 04:14 PM

Not big on the idea of Gold going away unless they roll the other benefits besides online play into GPU.  I know the GWG offerings have been kind of sub par for a while now but I enjoy getting 4 free games a month.  Game Pass offers a lot of great games but there isn't any ownership there.  Unless its first party there is no telling when a game will leave.  

 

I can see them getting rid of gold though, especially with the announcement of xlcloud being included in GPU.  Currently GPU is 15 a month for Gold, Game Pass Xbox, and Game Pass PC.  Remove Gold and people are more likely to switch to just Xbox Game Pass since they likely don't have gaming PCs and frankly GP on PC has been horrible.  I have had to redownload state of decay 2 multiple times, Outer World wouldn't ever start, and constantly getting download errors from within the game pass app and the windows store.  So adding XCloud to GPU could incentivize to keep paying for the higher tier.  




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Posted by HektiK on 15 July 2020 - 08:19 PM

Anybody playing Ooblets care to share any opinions?  That fish with legs is tempting me.




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Posted by HektiK on 04 July 2020 - 04:21 AM

I had 10 bucks worth and cashed it in on an amazon card so I could get the super deluxe version of Borderlands 3 for 20 instead of 30. I’m weak.


#14303011 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by HektiK on 02 July 2020 - 06:53 PM

If you need a $10/hr raise to pay for a raise in video game prices then you have problems way bigger than video games going up in price. A 10 cent an hour increase would get you an extra $200 a year (assuming 40h/wk) which would easily pay for the $10 difference on the handful of games that are worth buying at launch each year.

 

Also, if we're going by inflation, games should be closer to $80 than $70 by now.

I was speaking towards the disparity between the steep incline of inflation and the meager gains in salary that the economy of the last two decades has allowed many employers to give.  This doesn't equate to an inability to pay $70 for a game.  Its a general lack of desire to pay more for yet another thing, especially when in most cases games end up not worth the initial asking price to begin with.

 

Also why are you trying to justify a price increase to a community dedicated to being cheap?




#14302920 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by HektiK on 02 July 2020 - 03:40 PM

70 dollars is a hard sell for a lot of games.  I know games haven't gone up in price since the 360 launch and inflation is a thing but sadly my pay hasn't gone up 10 dollars in an hour in that time either.