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The Brief Chef

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#14492576 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 24 August 2022 - 04:25 PM

This month, I wrapped up / will complete

  • Assassin's Creed: Origins
    Glad I waited for the 60 fps update.  Game played beautifully and was incredibly immersive on Series X. Even did all of the achievements + DLC.  Took me a while to get the hang of combat, as it was such a departure from their previous entries.  Looking forward to a break before starting Assassin's Creed: Odyssey.  
     
  • Far Cry 5
    2nd time playing it (played on PS4 in 2018) and the game hits differently now, four years later.  Still makes me want to travel and visit Montana.  The one liners between your companions and people just interacting in the world are fantastic
     

What about everyone else?




#14483556 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 16 June 2022 - 05:32 PM

6 Year Old Me: I like Leonardo because he wears blue. And has two swords

36 Year Old Me: Two swords!


#14445727 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 06 December 2021 - 09:10 PM

Dolby Vision turned off 'Game Mode' on my TCL for Halo: Infinite on my Series X.  Once I reactivated it, the game ran amazingly smooth




#14441919 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 25 November 2021 - 08:42 PM

Cashed in $50 worth of Bing points for the following
-Halo: Infinite Battle Pass
-GTA IV
-Red Dead Redemption

With the amount of money saved by games coming to Game Pass, I'm happy to digitze more of my backlog. Here's hoping for better sales in the coming weeks


#14411096 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 19 July 2021 - 10:58 PM

Backlog talk:  July has provided some success

  • Control
  • Quantum Break

Currently jumping between the following

  • Sea of Thieves
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • DOOM

How's everyone else doing with theirs? 




#14364632 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 24 December 2020 - 06:01 AM

What’s everyone’s biggest gaming win from 2020? 
Mine was actually playing to the end of several games and enjoying more indies via Game Pass

 

The Quarantine Playlist: Every Journey has an End

  • PS4

    • Spider-Man

    • God of War III: Remastered

    • God of War (aka God of War IV: Hi 2020, I’m Dad)

    • Bloodborne + The Old Hunters DLC

  • Xbox

    • SUPERHOT

    • Sea Salt

    • Fractured Minds

    • Lonely Mountains Downhill

    • The Messenger

    • Xeno Crisis

    • Katana Zero

    • Tacoma

    • Tell Me Why

    • Day of the Tentacle Remastered 

    • STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order

    • Untitled Goose Game

    • Coffee Talk

    • NieR: Automata BECOME AS GODS




#14363257 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 19 December 2020 - 11:45 PM

Finished Game Talk

I've been working on finding something to change up  my gaming habits after I finally completed platinum'd Bloodborne (only took a year long job hunt and another year long pandemic working remote).  My completed games / highlights of the past couple of weeks are

  • Day of the Tentacle: I've been playing this once a year at Thanksgiving, every year, since 1999.  This time I made a point to actually beat the damn thing.  Developer Commentary was a nice change-up and helped move the story along from what I remembered to what I forgot
     
  • Coffee Talk: I used to frequent coffee shops in my home town before moving to LA.  Wrote this game off when it was GMG and never touched it.  After Month 7+ of Quarantine, this was a welcome change of pace.  I had completely forgot about how relaxing niche coffee shops are.  And at the end of a long day of client meetings, making a simple cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate and listening to  the buzz of NPC's conversations was really nice
     
  • Nier: Automata: This game was not what I was expecting at all and I think it's a good thing?  Reminds me alot of Final Fantasy 12 and play completely different from my usual cup of tea.  Currently working towards Ending B and enjoying how the story is progressing.  Looking forward to seeing how everything falls into place

What's everyone else playing/completing to round out 2020?




#14360976 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 14 December 2020 - 11:26 PM

28 years of my life was tied to this person and this hobby and I'm burnt by her blindsided shit. I'm completely spun, our friend is spun. She did kinda leave me screwed financially but I don't need to sell it

My condolences, My Dude.  I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through- make sure to be kind to yourself, try & create some space for you to take care of you, and know that this community will be here at the end of the day to crack jokes/post deals/be human with each other.




#14360889 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 14 December 2020 - 06:43 PM

What's a good price for a X1X? Pretty mind shot by my soon to be ex and I dunno, I'm having just no interest in games....

Unless you are in need of liquid assets, I'd recommend holding off on selling and maybe explore just boxing up stuff for storage.  Seller's remorse on top of your current life situation may only make you feel worse.  A new hobby will definitely help and I strongly recommend that- however, erasing your previous one(s) may not a positive experience, based on my personal life choices




#14351955 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 25 November 2020 - 12:23 AM

 

....Realistically, me and the fiance (heyyyyyyyy it's true)......

Congrats!!!




#14348838 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 19 November 2020 - 07:35 PM

I kind of want to play Rogue since it has been so cheap, but I really want to move onto Origins and I don't want to experience the new play style and then have to revert back to the old for Rogue.

Rogue is a ton of fun if you enjoyed the Ship aspect of Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.  Was cool to check out the more Northern Seas




#14348766 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 19 November 2020 - 05:04 PM

I know I should be excited about Cyberpunk, but I can justify it with my backlog

  • The Witcher 3: GOTY
  • DOOM
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate + Origins
  • Quantum Break

    Game Pass
  • pretty much everything

So that's me, vying for CheapestAssGamer of November




#14341198 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 05 November 2020 - 05:58 AM

At least MS is aware and investigating. Wasn't there an incident like this a few years ago? It might have been with the gold membership codes. I think MS or Sony or whatever company found out one of their employees were involved.

Yeah- happened this year before COVID.  It does feel like years ago, tho

https://www.kotaku.c...re-credit-fraud




#14339093 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 29 October 2020 - 05:28 PM

I thought for sure on Indy... guess not?

LEGO Indiana Jones 2 we've got before (Movie 4).  Not the first one (Movies 1-3)




#14337183 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by The Brief Chef on 23 October 2020 - 06:36 PM

I milked the 360 era until finally migrating to Xbox One last year. 

 

If the Series S came with a disc drive, I'd buy it on day 1.  Since it doesn't I'll probably lag behind for a couple years until the new gen gives me a good enough reason to jump.  #patientgamer

I think I'll be in the same boat with my X1X.  Waiting 6-12 months to see how everything settles + tackle my backlog