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@DarthNocturnal I see what you mean.
They appear to be in game emblems, it says that once you have entered the code on bungie.net/redeem then "your reward will be available from the emblem collection of the vault"
Hope that helps, and I have two of them.
@dew12333 So, they're kinda like a loot box? No way of knowing beforehand what's in there?
(or in this case, what the emblems do or give)
Think I'll pass then, since I'm not playing that much anymore, so probably better to give them to someone who will make better use of them.
Nice of you to offer things to other people on here, though.
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@dew12333 I might be picking up Forsaken for X1 after the Sony freebie tempted me but doesn't include the new stuff, but undecided yet. Oh well (Then again the existence of "emblem codes" scares me away from wanting to try )
@ThanosReXXX BTW, I'll take a raincheck on the rest of the debate, limited time for a big essay for today
@Banjo & Blue LOL! You guys had me laughing so hard on the voice chat comments! Also, Xenoblade is polarizing but if it clicks, it clicks. It's trial and error, but don't listen to Blue about Xenoblade. He has excellent taste in controller ergonomics but terrible taste in games He doesn't even like "those single-player Japanese games!"
A Forza Horizon 4 focused Inside Xbox stream is happening in just about 45 minutes from the time of this post. Possibly some new reveals and stuff.
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@NEStalgia Or just bury that rain check. At this point, we're more or less going around in circles concerning certain points, and if you cross off the parts that we do agree on, then there's still one or two things left, that we just see differently, so I guess it's better to agree to disagree on those, for now, and let time tell who's business instinct was actually right all along.
So, without further ado, bye bye discussion, and time for ThanosReXXX's latest "I'm not going to spend any more money on consoles, because reasons" update:
I finally caved after constantly being harassed by my Xbox One about the storage space shortage, and it has come to such a point that it annoyed me so much, that I've decided to make one more purchase (yeah, right... ) and I bought this little gizmo:
Edited on Tue 25th September, 2018 @ 21:36 by ThanosReXXX
Xbox One S Fortnite bundle. Comes with the “Eon“ item set and 2k Vbucks.
@ThanosReXXX Aww, and I had a whole itinerary of MS's overall business model and trajectory and how it would all tie in so nicely and that they're not really selling the boxes, they're selling the environment, and in MS's current strategy making all XBoxes just "XBox" would really be the only way they'd stay in step with the rest of the company's plans. Bah well. I have, what, 2 years? I'm still hanging onto that view for a while. It makes sense, and I currently "get" the current Microsoft (something I never thought I'd say ).
Nifty on the HDD. I actually have a "non-official" 2.5" on the other 1X in the house (a WD). I keep a few of those around (one on the PS4Pro as well), but it's been acting up recently, and I suspect it's the cause of my weird "games don't run until I reboot sometimes" thing on there since it still spins even when I force power down when that happens. So the other day I had to do that....disconnected it, connected it again and 3TB of my games were missing. I was NOT happy. I had to end up ordering another drive (this time a 3.5" 7200RPM one and enclosure to match my other unit. Needs external power, but I've found I can download at 250-300Mb/s with those versue 25Mb/s or so with the USB powered one (only matters if you have fancy internet.) I was planning on doing that someday, but not now until the corrupt/damaged drive made me do it.
And then I disovered I'm a moron and the original drive was fine...I accidentally grabbed my OTHER one that was also formatted for XBox and had a few games on it and plugged that in after I had to disconnect the other one to reset it.......I bought the new one sooner than I wanted for no reason Oh well, I needed some backups as well.....
Ironic you'd buy yours at the same time
It was announced on Inside Xbox that mouse and keyboard is coming starting with preview program in October. I wouldn't be surprised if Civ VI ends up coming to XB1 because of this.
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Watch, Age of Empires 4 is Play Anywhere supported.
......wait, where is AoE 4? And the Definitive version of 2 & 3 for that matter...
I've been considering the idea of buying an Xbox, if I can get a good offer during the black friday - christmas season.
I dunno, I'd really like playing Rare Replay (mostly Viva Piñata, although I still have my Viva Piñata 360 disc so I may be able use that), the new Resident Evils and other games like that. Maybe Final Fantasy.
But I don't really know if would be worth it for someone like me, can't really think of much else I'd want to play on a home console... Well, time will tell.
Edited on Tue 25th September, 2018 @ 23:25 by Morpheel
Yeah I don’t know either.
Eh! My gameplay videos
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@Grumblevolcano usb only or bt? I soooooooo want to use my surface Arc mouse on the sofa arm for this!
@Yosheel do you have a ps4? If not i think there'sa ton for console youd enjoy. Switch first as always though
They said wired and wireless. So you're probably good.
@NEStalgia My brother has a PS4 in his house. Closer to me, we have his old PS3 in the living room... Mostly for movies...
One would think I'd be more interested in a PS4 (I do have a vita I could pair it with), but the Xbox seems nicer at the moment.
@DarthNocturnal woot! I wonder if it will need to be supported by individual games. Probably. But that would be awesome. Though maybe unfair in a lot of games. Picturing destiny 2 controller vs mouse players. Eww.
@Yosheel yeah, it really kinda is. Ps4 for exclusives, but with square dropping ff on switch and x1, a quarter of those just vanished. Kh and a lot of rpgs like ys, tales etc still have ps only for now. And the big exclusives like spidey and ni no kuni (why no switch ) and persona (whyyyyy? ) But that list aside, yeah, everything about x1 is pretty much better. Plus the controller. Nobody (but ralizah) actually likes the dual shock
Random notes that seem semi-relevant to this conversation. Today I took one of my periodic trips away from retrogames and into the world of modern games. Picked up a few 360/PS3 games at the local Gamestop. Game #1 literally took 35 minutes from the time I put in the disc until first play, what with downloads/patch/install/local-hdd-access/repeat. Ugh. Game #2 couldn't connect to EA's servers, and absolutely refused to play without connecting to their servers. Ugh. I gave up and will try again later.
I know the rest of the world loves modern games and the many great things online console gaming can do. But there's a reason this old guy spends 90% of my time retrogaming. And I pray we never lose the option.
The Wii U is still the world's best console. Buy one today!
It'll be whatever the developer wants. If they want to keep it controller-only, they can.
Of course, they could just do what Fortnite does, and have the option to matchmake based on input method.
@NEStalgia Oh well, I've always learned that there is no such thing as coincidence, so it just had to be...
By the way: they also have those drives in Xbox green. Strangely not in black, though, to fit better with the X,
but I guess people are either just going to have to deal with that, or buy a non-official drive. I like my official peripherals, though, and the white one obviously matched better with the S. I was tempted, to buy the green one, though...
Okay, truly the last thing I'm going to say on the topic, and perhaps to make things a bit clearer:
I agree with you, that in principal, every Xbox One, can become a streaming box in the Scarlett scenario, provided of course, that the whole rumor about the combo of one full-blown console and one streaming box is true,
but I suppose we'll just have to wait a bit longer, probably until next E3, to get some actually confirmed info on that. In between that period, it's probably going to be rumor central for the next year...
I also agree on Microsoft selling the environment, albeit with the exception that there is going to be a definite technical limit on what both current Xbox One's will be able to do with streaming content that is in actuality WAY above their pay grade. They will finally want to nail that locked 60fps on all content, AND full 4K on all content, and like you said, the X's CPU just isn't up to that task, neither local or streaming, unless the graphical quality of the stream is considerably downgraded...
And much like some people now get an X instead of an S, because they want to get the most out of their games, ultimately, people will also want to buy a Scarlett for that superior content, instead of hanging on to their X. Unless of course, there's no enticing content on the Scarlett, but I think it's pretty safe to say that Microsoft isn't going to make that mistake again.
In the last two years, they've already bought 6 external studios, and secured quite a few (timed?) exclusives, according to the man himself, so if that is any indication, they're definitely on the right track in that regard, this time around.
And another thing to consider: the Scarlett isn't going to be made from fairy dust, so they will have to be able to recoup those costs, even if the most profit is in the games. They can sell at a loss, but they must first have to create an environment (pun intended) in which they actually CAN sell that new device. In a world where all current Xbox owners hold on to their S or X, that isn't going to happen, and they would have to work VERY hard to convince another part of the market to buy into their brand, so they would have to win over Sony or Nintendo supporters, that don't already have an Xbox on the side, and that's a VERY tough sell.
So, you can come up with all kinds of schematics and theories, I really don't care. I don't mind either, but it isn't going to make any difference to me. I simply know, based upon my own sales knowledge and experience, and upon simple logical deduction, that what I say, currently makes the most sense, and I will only be persuaded to admit I was wrong, by Phil Spencer himself. Until then, my scenario is the most likely, or at least a large part of my scenario.
If people are just going to sit on their current gen consoles, and Microsoft isn't able to attract people to the actual new device, then Scarlett is simply going to fail, and Xbox owners will be left with streaming-only, inferior versions of Scarlett software. Let that swirl around in your head a couple of times, then digest it, and then ultimately come to the only logical conclusion of just how infinitely stupid and nonsensical that sounds, both from a consumer and a business standpoint.
So, that's really it from me, my friend, concerning this discussion. I hate merry-go-rounds...
Edited on Wed 26th September, 2018 @ 01:26 by ThanosReXXX
I thought they look like tags you would maybe have next to your username whilst playing online, but I'm not sure. And no worries I would hate them to go to waste.
@NEStalgia If I still have them when you get it then you'll be ore than welcome to them.
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