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#14145060 XBL Deals - Middle-earth, Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor, XCOM 2, more | Gold /...

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 20 March 2019 - 03:14 PM

Game Pass continues to impress

I do not understand the haters

Can a Game Pass hater explain why?

Not trying to be a dick, I just don't get it

You feel the compulsion to have all 200 titles downloaded at once? Causing you to break your monthly bandwidth caps and you've purchased many extra terabytes of additional storage.




#14142636 XBL Deals - Middle-earth, Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor, XCOM 2, more | Gold /...

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 14 March 2019 - 05:09 PM

When the coffee percolator was invented, it was grounds for celebration.

 

(1) I already have that game, so don't add me in.

(2) I stole this off the daily calender we have at work.

(3) I just wanted to have fun.




#14135807 XBL Deals - Middle-earth, Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor, XCOM 2, more | Gold /...

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 26 February 2019 - 05:37 PM

Hydrophobia was like a buck a month or two ago. Picked it up for that reason alone.




#14131542 XBL Deals - Middle-earth, Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor, XCOM 2, more | Gold /...

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 16 February 2019 - 04:59 PM

Giant Bomb seemed to have a pretty reasonable review of CD3. If you have Gamepass, give it a try. If you are doing the $1 a month for a trial maybe think about it. Don't buy it at $60. 




#14129019 XBL Deals - Middle-earth, Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor, XCOM 2, more | Gold /...

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 11 February 2019 - 02:48 PM

All this talk of SSDs for the X, and I’m thinking about one, too. Don’t have an X yet, but that might change soon. How does this drive look though? Seemed a decent price.
https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6295039

I think you'll see a benefit even without an X with that. That seems like a decent price although you could probably find a WD 500gb 2.5 drive plus a cheap enclosure for a little less money. Even though the speed is 300mb per second, that is still faster than the roughly 150mb per second of your typical spinning drive.




#14128464 XBL Deals - Middle-earth, Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor, XCOM 2, more | Gold /...

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 09 February 2019 - 09:03 PM

After upgrading my PC to a 2tb SSD, I found putting the old 512gb ssd in an external enclosure and loading the currently playing xb1 games on it to be very much worth it.




#14128352 XBL Deals - Middle-earth, Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor, XCOM 2, more | Gold /...

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 09 February 2019 - 03:21 PM

 

Saturday morning semi-OT:  I wouldn't mind getting back into PC gaming some, but don't want to spend almost $1,000. Someone is selling an Alienware Aurora 7, less than a year old, $450 with the following specs:

 

Intel i5-8400k CPU
Nvidia 1050 Ti GPU
8GB DDR4 RAM
1TB HD
 
Post is detailed, sounds like they know what they're doing (I avoid ads where they don't list specs etc). Seems like a fine mid-range system and the mobo is supposed to be very upgrade-friendly (and should support 8th-gen processors if I wanted to upgrade).
 
Seems like a decent deal? I haven't built a PC or bought computer parts in at least 7 years so I'm a little out of the market, but used to build/tweak PCs a lot in past lives.

 

That should get you solid 1080p gaming. Might have to tweak some settings down from high to medium. The only upgrade I would absolutely recommend would be to put an SSD in there. Even a 2.5 sata drive. Especially if you can put an m.2 nvme drive in.  Install Windows on that. I'd also think about getting 16gb of ram in there.




#14125486 XBL Deals - Middle-earth, Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor, XCOM 2, more | Gold /...

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 01 February 2019 - 08:03 PM

Looks like Forza Horizon 3 has 4 new achievements.  Two popped for me just opening the app on my Android phone.  

 

https://www.trueachi...-3-achievements

 

I got...

 

Thanks For All The Drifts  125 points

Forzathon See You Horizon Boss  125 points

 

I am missing 2 wonder what those are?

Your missing ones are The Final Tour (2000 races or "Hot Wheels" skills, and Cleaning up the Festival (1000 races or Snowman Skills)

 

I popped all but the "easiest" one by loading up my iPhone app. I'm sure I've raced 1000 races if I've done all the Championships in the main game and both DLCs.




#14120560 XBL Deals - Middle-earth, Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor, XCOM 2, more | Gold /...

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 21 January 2019 - 03:31 AM

It's always fun to see the Underdogs prevail from adversity to... [checks notes]...play in their third straight Super Bowl.




#14120173 XBL Deals - Middle-earth, Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor, XCOM 2, more | Gold /...

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 19 January 2019 - 10:48 PM

Lex Luger is still alive. He looks a bit rough, but that's to be expected with 80s-90s pro-wrestlers.




#14105299 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 17 December 2018 - 04:29 AM

Heads up, just got an email from Microsoft advertising their consoles at $100 off but that's not what I came here to post about. There are some trees right below that message that I clicked on and was awarded $10 in Microsoft moneys :0

 

Basically, check your inbox and click on dem trees!

I got one on both my Rewards accounts. It's a code, and it let me apply the code to the account I use to purchase things. A free $20. Nice.




#14102278 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 12 December 2018 - 04:31 AM

The Fortune Island expansion for FH4 is ready to preload on both the x1 and PC. Clocks in at under 7.5 gigs. I'm unsure of any unlock time at this point.




#14100088 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 08 December 2018 - 09:49 AM

Good luck, a dirty little secret is how bad Forza is janky on some of this stuff. Forza 1 rally and 100 club DLC both have failed to recognize at various times for me. Same with Forza Horizon 2 Storm Island DLC, and even Horizon 3 Blizzard Mountain. I've never bought a "car pack" so I can't say for sure if you just get them for free right away or you just get the right to buy those cars from in game currency which I do believe is a thing.
 
I also assume you mean by not completely erasing the Xbox you mean the game. Sadly you might have to go down that path. My solutions for all the other issues above were basically step by step installs and not using the Horizon in game menus. I'd load up Horizon 1, get some kind of save, quit, go in the Xbox One dashboard and from the Forza 1 game tile from the dashboard choose manage my games and add-ons, and piece meal load them in, rinse repeat.

I know first hand how janky things can get. During the FH3 days, I was unable to connect to any online features only after the Hot Wheels DLC came out. It came down to some weird bug that supposedly only effected people with small ISPs. (Which I am, living in rural-ass Kansas) But it took awhile to fix and they didn't really tell me much except thanks for submitting the error codes and stuff.
 
Usually with the car packs, you get a one time 0 credit purchase of the car. Then you can buy it for whatever the normal price goes for. I cannot get any of the cars to show up for free. I can purchase them for their listed price, but would rather not. I do own the Storm Island DLC. I haven't tried to access it yet. By erasing the Xbox, there's some nuclear settings that may or may not make it work. It basically involved clearing any sort of cache in the system. Maybe as extreme as resetting the xbox to factory default. Not a big deal as the game is installed on an external drive, but seems like an option that shouldn't need to take place. Incidentally, I did do a complete reinstall of FH2 the other day. It works just the same. I may experiment with the install one thing at a time approach when I get home later this morning. My other thought was to take the Xbox offline and see if that helps things. Man, those Forza forums are weird. A lot of complaints and not a whole lot of info back. But god forbid you fucking cuss, they'll moderate that real quick.
 
 

It's been a while since I played but have you downloaded each of the car packs from the marketplace? Once you do that you should be able to buy them for $0 from the shop.

All the car packs show was Purchased from the start menu. All the packs installed on the xbox.




#14097242 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 04 December 2018 - 02:43 AM

Whatever your opinions are on the S405 series of TCL tvs, they sure as hell are nicer than a 2006 Sony Grand Wega projection tv. Turns out 4k with even basic HDR looks better than 720p on a fading projector bulb.




#14079645 XBL Deals - 2018

Posted by jimbobvaquero on 11 November 2018 - 02:41 AM

I bought PUBG last winter. Bought Hellblade and Agents of Mayhem. Have played one round of PUBG. Am I doing this CAG thing correctly?