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merkman

Member Since 09 Mar 2004
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In Topic: Death Stranding Collectors Best Buy

13 April 2020 - 04:53 PM

So I'm a Metal Gear fan, though I've only finished 1 and 2 I think.  The games are so massive, I generally haven't finished them... despite the amazing stories.

I bought Death Stranding realizing it wasn't a first person shooter, but the concept sounded interesting and the story seems good.  I didn't mind the slow start, I knew what I was getting into.

That said, I've had trouble saying away from the "bad guys" once I go up into the mountains and I HAVE to go buy them for part of the story.  My "baby" was hurt on the way up to the station, and I HAVE to go back through the same area I barely survived to get back into the story.  But I literally haven't played since, since I was frustrated with how poorly I played... or how difficult it was.

Which is ironic, cause I can take out ALL the members of a "camp" without much trouble.  But despite the sensor and the feeling when the "special" bad guys are around... I just can't seem to avoid them.  If anyone has any tips or suggestions, I'd love to hear them.  As I desperately want to ENJOY the game.  But it does have me frustrated.

In the meantime, I never watched Euro Football until maybe 6 months ago?  But I played Football Manager 19 on Game Pass, and went from confused, to obsessed.  I now play Football Manager 20 and Football Manager 20 Touch, as well as FIFA on Xbox One and Switch.  I'm really enjoying those sports games, as if I'd always played them.  I'm a big Madden, MLB The Show, and NBA 2K guy, so I suppose branching out isn't totally unexpected.  But safe to say "transfers" instead of the "trades" I'm used to in US sports, let alone promotion... it's a whole new world!  ;)


In Topic: XBL Deals - DwG: AC: Odyssey, A Plague Tale, Puyo Puyo Champions, more | Sq...

02 March 2020 - 03:56 PM

Ditto guys.  Was only 1/2 way through the month, and I was over 90% of my 1TB.  Decided it was time to give up local channels and HBO on an older offer that was non-expiring, and switched to 200MB data and the unlimited plan.  Haven't gotten my first "data only" bill yet, but expect it will be a smidge cheaper than my old one.

That said, I've gotten into some Euro Football (aka soccer) in the last 6 months, so I JUST added Sling Blue with the sports package.  It's nice having some TV again, and Paris Saint Germain are AWESOME.  ;)


In Topic: PlayStation Plus: 12 Month Membership $34.79, Xbox Game Pass 3 Month Mem...

01 March 2020 - 07:29 PM

Contact support for refund or wait till your subscription is over and renew again. 

Actually, I hadn't tried Amazon.  I ended up trying NewEgg yesterday, and those worked!  I got an message about my account not being GPU, which is most definately was, when I entered the first code, but it said it "converted" it or whatever... and I now have GPU through the end of next March.  I suppose at some point I might try the CDKeys codes one more time, to see if that is resolved.  But with any luck, the GPU 3-month codes from NewEgg or elsewhere will remain cheap.  I tried going back to NewEgg and buying more codes at $22.99 for 3-months, but it can see I already did that.  Next promo maybe.  ;)


In Topic: XBL Deals - DwG: AC: Odyssey, A Plague Tale, Puyo Puyo Champions, more | Sq...

01 March 2020 - 02:53 AM

At least slightly on topic, I got an email from NewEgg earlier reminding me about the discounted 3-month GPU codes.  Figuring $23 for 3-months is a lot better than $15/month, I went ahead and ordered 3 cards.  Didn't get an email about my order, so I went back out to NewEgg and my codes were waiting for me in my account.  First code I went to redeem, i got a message about "needing to convert my account"... which is odd, because I already had GPU and had downloaded games on PC.  But it did it's thing, showed I'd added another 3-months correctly, and now the additional 2 codes have redeemed for another 6 months no problem.

 

So I dunno why I had so much trouble with the codes from CDKeys, but in the end I think I got more months of GPU by waiting and getting the NewEgg digital codes.  The MILLION dollar question is, if I go back and try to place another order for 3 more codes... given the 3 code limit, will it take the order?  I'm guessing not, and I've got GPU through the end of March next year now... so I'm pretty happy after all the trouble I'd had previously.

 

Going off topic for a second, cause lots of other people are... is Altered Carbon Season 2 not as good as Season 1?  Or is it just me?


In Topic: PlayStation Plus: 12 Month Membership $34.79, Xbox Game Pass 3 Month Mem...

28 February 2020 - 08:59 PM

Just removed the deal since it is a bit cheaper on Amazon now. 

 

As for stacking, I just checked reviews and Q/A on Amazon. A lot of customers stated that you can stack up to 3 years (36 months).

Hmmm.  And yet with all my attempts, I had ZERO luck.  WHY WON'T IT WORK FOR ME???  :(

I kinda like GPU, but I don't intend to pay $15/month for it.