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adonfraz

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#14302424 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by adonfraz on 30 June 2020 - 11:40 PM

I will venture this question here for what should be the most intelligent group: after seeing the ps5 does anyone think from a consumer standpoint that the Xbox isn’t going to be enough to set it apart or really drum up launch sales?

I am definitely someone who may be late to upgrade, but I feel like the console design of the Xbox one (not sure the right name) is bland, the name is confusing, and it’s more like a PC upgrade, good specs under the hood but it looks like any CPU tower. Thoughts?

I guess I don’t have a vested interest in like Microsoft stock I’m just kind of surprised there’s been so little wow to me personally.

Too early to tell but if you only care about which console will outsell the other then just get a PS5.

 

The Series X is the more powerful console and it will probably price match the PS5 disc version.

 

Game Pass and MS Rewards is a far superior value compared to anything else in gaming.

 

My entire Xbox One library will play on the Series X day one (Sony has not been as transparent on BC as Xbox but I'm sure their 1st party games will all run on the PS5 at least).

 

My Xbox One accessories and controllers will all work on the Series X as well.

 

Most of Xbox's marketing of the Series X has been catered to existing Xbox owners for the most part since why would a PS4-only owner care about Xbox One BC or Xbox accessories being forward compatible.

 

All that being said Playstation is a more popular brand globally (and is sold in more countries) so I expect it to outsell the XSX even if the Xbox July show is as great as I think it will be.




#14301177 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by adonfraz on 26 June 2020 - 08:39 PM

RIP Microsoft Stores.
Didn't go to mine THAT often, but they had some solid deals from time to time. That and it's always nice to get in-person customer service for electronics.
I wonder how Apple can afford stores while MS can't.

iPhones probably.

 

MS only has Surface tablets and Xbox for the most part.




#14301101 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by adonfraz on 26 June 2020 - 05:03 PM

Damn. Im gonna have to pre-order the series x at bestbuy then. I was hoping I could use my points, but with no more stores I can go to bestbuy in NH and not pay taxes

 

The digital MS Store will still exist so you can preorder it there.

 

I'm not sure you could ever use MS Reward points at a physical MS Store anyway as the points are tied to your MS Account.




#14300226 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by adonfraz on 23 June 2020 - 05:30 PM

I passed my 30 week streak on the Xbox Rewards App today. I can't believe that it's been over half a year since I got my Xbox One X, it feels like only yesterday that I finally got one.

 

You might actually be the only person who feels the last half a year has flown by.




#14300122 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by adonfraz on 23 June 2020 - 01:58 AM

Some of the prices for others regions on games don't make sense.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Deluxe Edition - $8.74 - 75% off

Sounds good, was thinking it might be under $20 in Australia but no. $27.48, was $109.95 lol. Not everything is this bad but there is a lot that are.

Also, Lego Harry Potter is not even on sale in Australia.

Currently playing Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun before it leaves gamepass, but now considering buying it on sale as not sure if I will finish before it leaves.

Might also be a good idea to hold off on purchases for a few days, as we should hear what next months games with gold is soon. Have they ever made a game games with gold while on sale?

 

Recently I think Shantae Pirate's Curse was on sale before it became one of the GwG this month.




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Posted by adonfraz on 22 June 2020 - 08:52 PM

Did you really just compare people that stream themselves playing video games to Tom Brady and Beyoncé? Both of whom have actual talent and bust their asses off in their respective fields. Yikes. That’s a bad take.

 

...And streamers don't?

 

That's an even worst take.

 

I don't watch streamers but a lot of people try and fail to make a career out of being a streamer/content creator.

 

Since not everyone can succeed at it that shows that it does require some talent.




#14298180 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by adonfraz on 15 June 2020 - 12:08 PM

867 day ms reward streak and the last answer on this or that won’t complete for me, already contacted support but apparently they only fix issues with the streaks one time as a courtesy and I already used that in March when my streak reset even though I completed it smh.

 

Try completing it through mobile or PC which ever one wasn't giving you trouble.




#14296916 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by adonfraz on 12 June 2020 - 12:49 AM

I'm testing out a few Microsoft-published games that are on Game Pass to decide if I want to spend $5 on them as a part of the current sale since they might disappear from Game Pass at some point.

 

I've been trying to play Ori and the Blind Forest this evening, but the prologue is tedious as hell.  Can anyone explain why this game is so beloved by the gaming public?  The art and the animation are nice, but I'm already bored.  The last time that I had that feeling was when I played Old Man's Journey.  Also, does Ori and the Blind Forest have any replay value?

MS games don't leave Game Pass.




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Posted by adonfraz on 11 June 2020 - 01:27 AM

Xbox just needs to show the console already, they were planning to during e3 this year, and now are waiting on Sony? Have some balls already Microsoft and show the thing lol.

What you talking about?

 

The Series X was shown months ago.

 

Xbox also revealed the Series X specs before the PS5's were shown.

 

Hell Digital Foundry was even flown out and they took one apart and put it back together.

 

https://www.youtube....clCjS5jg&t=619s




#14296188 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by adonfraz on 10 June 2020 - 01:19 PM

All the Kingdom Hearts titles are coming to Game Pass

 

https://twitter.com/...702380200296449

 

https://news.xbox.co...d-pc-june-2020/

 

Of course I bought them when they were $20 a piece.




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Posted by adonfraz on 02 June 2020 - 05:58 PM

There's five weeks this month so as long as you do the three easy weekly quests each week you should get the 1000 points.




#14293556 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by adonfraz on 31 May 2020 - 06:23 PM

Looks like my wish might be granted for entering the Xbox Insider Alpha ring or alpha skip ahead (I am currently a beta ring member) ring during a survey available to xbox insiders today! Feel free to update the thread if you see them flip the switch? 

 

I also noticed that a beta app called mercury got an update today. Details seem to be very vague about what this might be. Any insider info? 

 

It's a new Xbox store.

 

https://twitter.com/...936629698142209




#14293446 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by adonfraz on 31 May 2020 - 12:51 AM

I just hit level 50 in Minecraft Dungeons and unlocked the highest difficulty.

 

It definitely gets harder especially if you're solo like I am. 




#14292996 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by adonfraz on 29 May 2020 - 02:48 PM

There's now a 250 point Punchcard in the MS Rewards app for getting an achievement in Minecraft Dungeons.




#14292094 XBL Deals - DwG: RDR2:SE, South Park, Division 1/2, more | Quakecon, Metro,...

Posted by adonfraz on 26 May 2020 - 03:47 PM

Beat Pirate's Curse while it was on Game Pass.

 

It was fun.