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bee01

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#14412494 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by bee01 on 27 July 2021 - 12:47 AM

Also kinda sucks that the end is spoiled with the names of some achievements (though I kind of expected what’s going to happen just from the first chapter or two).

Yeah, kind of predictable but I got a chuckle out of the straight-up spoiler achievements.
 




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Posted by bee01 on 24 July 2021 - 03:01 AM

EA's account system is a hot mess. I'm not even using the account I want to, when I first got a One X and opened up an EA game it created an account without my knowledge attached to my Gamertag, so I now have two accounts, one for Xbox and one for Star Wars The Old Republic. I attempted to fix it but support told me I was SOL, it wasn't possible to link the account with SWTOR on it to my Gamertag and delete the one that was currently linked. Even if it's possible now, it's too late, I've redeemed Twitch Prime rewards on it, so I'd lose those. Maybe I'll contact support to fix my email verification at some point, if something more important requires it.

Some time back I made a bunch of long posts in these Xbox threads about my experience with the EA account system.  When I finally got a One X I found out that my EA account on the Xbox side was different than the one I used on PC and PS4.  It was created back during the 360 days and was tied to an e-mail account that I no longer had access to.  I couldn't pass any of their verification checks to prove I was the owner of the EA account.  After a ridiculous amount of going around in circles with EA support I was finally able to get a support tech that sent me a code to my Xbox Live account to prove that I owned the EA account and then was able to change the e-mail address.  I'm still stuck with 2 separate EA accounts, so I'll never be able to do any cross progression stuff across platforms.  Also, separate Twitch rewards as you've mentioned.  Their account system is garbage.




#14410297 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by bee01 on 16 July 2021 - 01:28 AM

I'm not in the market for a handheld PC but Steam Deck does make the new Switch model look even worse IMO.  The cost of the ancient Switch tech should be going down, not up.




#14408554 Switch OLED Model Announced

Posted by bee01 on 08 July 2021 - 09:48 AM

Thanking Nintendo for not improving the hardware and increasing the price on a 4 year old console?  The Stockholm Syndrome is real.   




#14408503 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by bee01 on 08 July 2021 - 12:46 AM

CrossCode is a good Secret of Mana clone but the Zelda-ish dungeons are 2-3x longer than they need to be.  I turned the difficulty sliders all the way down and am going to bum rush my way through the rest of the game.




#14408337 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by bee01 on 07 July 2021 - 08:17 AM

I have a 2000 point ‘surprise punch card’ on the Rewards app.  It says it’s for having the Rewards app pinned to home.  You have to make a $10 purchase to complete it.

 

I got the 500 points for the State of Decay 2 card by getting the achievement for killing a bloater, so it seems any achievement might work now.




#14408054 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by bee01 on 06 July 2021 - 01:47 PM

The new Switch makes me want to eat an ice cream sandwich, but it doesn’t make me want to buy a Switch.  The wait continues.




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Posted by bee01 on 06 July 2021 - 12:08 AM

I heard "No Rain" last week and I felt very sad for multiple reasons.

It's kind of ridiculous how many of the artists from my youth are already gone.  Shannon Hoon, Kurt, Chester, Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Layne Staley, Michael Hutchence, Dimebag Darrell, Cliff Burton, Wayne Static... The list gets longer when you throw in hip-hop and R&B artists.




#14407825 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by bee01 on 05 July 2021 - 12:45 AM

It seems like platforms pre-PS4 and Xbox One are seeing the value of games go way up. Some GBA games are over $200+ now. It's wild what some people will pay for them.

My sealed copies of Metroid Fusion and Zero welcome the upcoming release of Dread.

 

What's the deal with Trails of Cold Steel 2 always going on sale, but not 1?




#14407817 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by bee01 on 05 July 2021 - 12:20 AM

Like any real 80s kid, I learned about the Master Blaster grenade trick from the U.S. National Video Game Team on this VHS tape that we rented from the local video store:

 




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Posted by bee01 on 05 July 2021 - 12:04 AM

Thanks Bloomy, I redeemed the 4th code.




#14407044 Playstation Deals, PS Plus games, and Discussion

Posted by bee01 on 30 June 2021 - 10:45 PM

I watched a play through of The Medium.  The writing/story and the way they handled trauma/abuse in that game is so terrible that I have no expectations for a Bloober made Silent Hill game other than it will look good.




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Posted by bee01 on 29 June 2021 - 08:15 AM

I wish they had a better single player experience for Sea of Thieves. I haven’t been able to get into it but was thinking of downloading to try the Pirates of the Caribbean crossover.

I downloaded SoT when it came out and couldn't figure out where to go, what you're supposed to do, or pretty much how to do anything at all.  I managed to eat a banana and uninstalled the game.




#14406344 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by bee01 on 27 June 2021 - 10:12 PM

Damn... Near, developer of the fantastic Bahamut Lagoon translation that was recently released and a legend in the emulation and preservation community, just committed suicide.  The forum that targeted them is celebrating their death now.  Disgusting.

 

I lost my sister to suicide.  Please try to get help for anybody in your life that is showing signs of emotional or suicidal crisis.




#14405051 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by bee01 on 21 June 2021 - 08:25 PM

So last night I called to see if I could just get the credit reinstated. Despite being told on two separate occasions by two separate chat reps that if my credit expired all I’d have to do is contact them and I could get it back, I was denied. They did not tell me right away, but emailed me this morning saying they escalated it to their supervisor and “ there is no other option reactivated your Microsoft Balance/credits since it was already totally expired.”

$85 gone.

 

That sucks.  From my recent experience with Microsoft customer support, they are 100% useless when it comes to anything related to rewards credit/balance.  I tried to buy Mass Effect with credit - the order didn't go through, but all of my credit was used.  I was able to get $60 in codes from @MicrosoftStore on Twitter after DMing them and telling them how bad my experience with customer support was and how all of my cases were closed without receiving any help.