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The Linguist

Member Since 07 Jul 2004
Offline Last Active Jun 25 2021 02:37 AM

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In Topic: XBL Deals - 2019

31 December 2019 - 04:31 AM

Achievement tracking for the Rewards quests are totally borked for me. Completed a handful in the last 24 hours and none of them are tracking, they usually do. Anyone else having issues?


I'm having the same frustration. None of the 6 achievements in 2 dif games registered for the Weekly Rewards Quest, which is apparently going to break my streak. I tried the unplugging-hard reboot that was suggested above, but no luck. Any other suggestions?

In Topic: XBL Deals - 2019

24 June 2019 - 02:14 AM

Anyone else having issues with Bing searches not registering?


Do you mean the punchcard with searches over 3 days? I've done that every day for about a week and not a single one has registered.

In Topic: XBL Deals - 2019

21 June 2019 - 06:55 PM

I Gotta admit, Game Pass and the rewards quests are probably the greatest motivator I've ever had to start and finish games. I Feel like one of those commercials where I get paid to play games, except, you know, the pay is worse. Much worse.

Yeah. I bought The Turing Test over a year ago but hadn't played it until last night when I started it for the ID@Xbox quest. It's a fun Portal-like (so far).

In Topic: XBL Deals - 2019

21 June 2019 - 06:49 PM

I also got the free spin but I can't get it to "not" charge me.


Same here. 

In Topic: CAGcast #592: CaG Clan

28 May 2019 - 09:35 PM

Does Cheapy really call acorns, "egg-corns"?


Yes, please address this on the next CAGcast. This word is a famous example of a kind of reanalysis that's actually very common in English (and other languages) where the make-up of a word is reconceived as deriving from something else. For the back story on this word and others, check out: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net