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Chukhopops

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Xbox gamers, how are you dealing with the current lack of new games?

I only have a XSX and PC and I’m starting to get really annoyed at Microsoft to be honest. They’re doing all kinds of cool things with Gamepass and BC, and fps boost is mind-blowing, but why haven’t they released a single new 1st party game yet? I don’t understand, it’s been 6 months since launch now. I know Covid is brutal but why are they so behind Sony on software?
I’m playing Judgment right now, it’s really good. Then I might buy Resident Evil and Mass Effect, Biomutant depending on reviews, etc. There are plenty of new games considering March-September is usually the quiet period of the year. It really doesn’t feel like there is a drought at all, especially if you have a PC too.
 
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Right now I'm playing Outriders and MLB: The Show 21. Those are 2 games that came out recently and Game Pass is pumping out games faster than I can beat them. No shortage of games to play on my end. The big exclusives are not here yet but the 3rd party options are more than enough right now. I love my XSX.
 

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I’m playing Judgment right now, it’s really good. Then I might buy Resident Evil and Mass Effect, Biomutant depending on reviews, etc. There are plenty of new games considering March-September is usually the quiet period of the year. It really doesn’t feel like there is a drought at all, especially if you have a PC too.
Not sure what to do with Mass Effect, love the trilogy but I thought they would update this bundle more, recent videos makes it look very dated. Upside when it’s last gen is that it might run at 120fps on XSX though! Solid 120fps would get me to jump in, I’m waiting for a DF video on that.
 
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As well as improvements in picture quality, Microsoft says Dolby Vision support should be easier to configure for users. “Dolby Vision games automatically map to any display with Dolby Vision, you’re always seeing the best possible picture available,” the company says. “This means … no more sliders to adjust your picture settings.” However, it advises that testers might need to update their TV’s firmware to take full advantage of the technology.
 

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Played a match of Halo 4 slayer in MCC at 120fps last night.


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Might have missed it in the thread and thats fine but converting 12 months of EA Access used to give you 4 months of GPU.

Now it only gives you two months :(
 

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Might have missed it in the thread and thats fine but converting 12 months of EA Access used to give you 4 months of GPU.

Now it only gives you two months :(
Is this true? I bought a year of EA last week and got 4 months to top up so I have GPU till May 2024 now
 

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Is there any info on the lack of quick resume on ME legendary edition and if it’s planned to be enabled, it’s IMO the best feature of current gen and I have become so used to it now that when games don’t have it enabled it’s becoming a slight turn off.
 

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Is this true? I bought a year of EA last week and got 4 months to top up so I have GPU till May 2024 now
Well I’m not gonna lie over twenty pounds. Bought a year of EA last night and it converted to 2 months GPU.

I can’t prove it unless someone wants to gift me £20 and I’ll buy another and post the before and after.
 
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People having complete meltdowns today over something we pretty much already knew (Starfield exclusivity) is just bizarre. The era thread was so bad it had to be locked. :messenger_tears_of_joy: Guess it really just hasn't sunk in for these dudes yet.

Can't wait for E3 to roll around so they can all go "Looks like shit anyway!" and other various hot takes.
 

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People having complete meltdowns today over something we pretty much already knew (Starfield exclusivity) is just bizarre. The era thread was so bad it had to be locked. :messenger_tears_of_joy: Guess it really just hasn't sunk in for these dudes yet.

Can't wait for E3 to roll around so they can all go "Looks like shit anyway!" and other various hot takes.
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People having complete meltdowns today over something we pretty much already knew (Starfield exclusivity) is just bizarre. The era thread was so bad it had to be locked. :messenger_tears_of_joy: Guess it really just hasn't sunk in for these dudes yet.

Can't wait for E3 to roll around so they can all go "Looks like shit anyway!" and other various hot takes.

What happened today that confirmed that in people's minds any more than yesterday? Just the Grubb thing, or something else?
 

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That's so weird 🤔 Even xbox.com still says "any remaining time will be rounded up and converted to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate time at a ratio of 3:1

Could you contact support maybe and see if they can change it? It'd be a pisser if that's the new rule now 😕

That day will come when all the conversions will just be $ for $ and the interwebs will be crushed. :messenger_tears_of_joy:

Especially poor Frank, what will he have to think about?

Edit: I should add that I think this is the way it has always worked for users that already have GPU. Same with Gold cards if you try to add them after you've already done the conversion.
 
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I've had Sunset Overdrive since it came out and only just now got around to finishing it, runs way better now on Series X than I remembered on the base XB1. I was caught off guard by
NeoGAF reference near the end

Pretty solid game. Had a fair amount of issues but the traversal was extremely fun, I hope Sony let's them make a sequel someday because there is a lot of potential there.
 

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That day will come when all the conversions will just be $ for $ and the interwebs will be crushed. :messenger_tears_of_joy:

Especially poor Frank, what will he have to think about?

Edit: I should add that I think this is the way it has always worked for users that already have GPU. Same with Gold cards if you try to add them after you've already done the conversion.
Nope I got 4 months before Christmas when I added a 12 month EA code and now I’m getting 2 months. So they’ve sneakily changed it already.
 

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Nope I got 4 months before Christmas when I added a 12 month EA code and now I’m getting 2 months. So they’ve sneakily changed it already.

Maybe they felt like they needed to change that one. I can see it since those $30 yearly EA cards are not MS's money (outside of maybe $9) but EA's.
 

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Amazing how known Sony warriors can freely make negative GamePass threads to spark system wars but anything else gets shouted to the containment thread.
 
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Amazing how known Sony warriors can freely make negative GamePass threads to spark system wars but anything else gets shouted to the containment thread.
"Amazing" "Typical" .. tomato/tomahto
 
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Amazing how known Sony warriors can freely make negative GamePass threads to spark system wars but anything else gets shouted to the containment thread.
I'm still waiting for the "reboot" of that thread that somehow makes it not a complete dumpster fire.

Or they can write it off as a failed experiment and move on.
 
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I'm still waiting for the "reboot" of that thread that somehow makes it not a complete dumpster fire.

Or they can write it off as a failed experiment and move on.

The only thing that could save a thread like that would be to make a new one and let the OP be managed by someone that would actively update it with the biggest news. IMO
 
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Amazing how known Sony warriors can freely make negative GamePass threads to spark system wars but anything else gets shouted to the containment thread.
You get the full concern bingo in one page of this thread, Jesus.
 
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You guys are just projecting, you want to feel like victims and that forces are against you that clearly aren't.. /s
 

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Looks like PSO2: New Genesis is shaping up to be a sleeper hit. The closed beta impressions are glowing. I'm dying here waiting for a Xbox beta

There's a new game on the way this summer for the Phantasy Star Online franchise, and after playing the Closed Beta last weekend, we can say it's a major improvement not just for the series but free-to-play MMO's as well. Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis hits the sweet spot between overhauling a game for the modern era and still being recognizable through its core playstyle. It runs smoothly, looks gorgeous, is fun to play and has some new tricks up its sleeve for players to discover.


 
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Chukhopops

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The DF Mass Effect thread is a gem as well, apparently its better performance on SX doesn't matter or something because they're "old games". Funnily enough I bet the people saying this are the same ones who handed over $70 for Demon's Souls and are jonesing to do the same for the TLOU1 remaster remake.
Someone literally said it was a retro game and I knew it was time to leave the thread.
 

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You guys are just projecting, you want to feel like victims and that forces are against you that clearly aren't.. /s
Well, I dunno. I got a little fed up with sony fanatics constantly twisting my words, so I made a jab at their reasoning skills. Post got deleted, and the mod team told me not to be a bellend.

Kinda odd when the mods call you worse shit than you've ever called anyone, lol.

Honestly, this is Sony land. I'm an all formats kinda guy, but this place is just getting tiresome and I'm not sure it's really worth sticking around.
Could play bingo woth how many lol emojis get plastered on every thread that is even remotely attached to xbox.
 

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Well, I dunno. I got a little fed up with sony fanatics constantly twisting my words, so I made a jab at their reasoning skills. Post got deleted, and the mod team told me not to be a bellend.

Kinda odd when the mods call you worse shit than you've ever called anyone, lol.

Honestly, this is Sony land. I'm an all formats kinda guy, but this place is just getting tiresome and I'm not sure it's really worth sticking around.
Could play bingo woth how many lol emojis get plastered on every thread that is even remotely attached to xbox.
I'm in the same boat, I play on all platforms and the mindset of most on here is the main reason I don't post much. I want to come on here and talk about a hobby we all love, obviously people are going to disagree on things which is fine. I however cannot be bothered to deal with people who have no intention to have an open conversation and will only hate on something because it's not their go to thing, it is tiresome.
 

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I'm finally playing sea of thieves and while single player is definitely only for the die hards, having a crew of 4 friends is special. Rare only tells you the bare minimum and there's a lot you just have to learn on your own, but discovering interactions and goofing about is a blast. The sailing and ocean are great.

It would be nice to have some metagame beyond cosmetics, but we're having fun as is. First chapter of Shroudbreaker completed
 

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Xbox gamers, how are you dealing with the current lack of new games?

I only have a XSX and PC and I’m starting to get really annoyed at Microsoft to be honest. They’re doing all kinds of cool things with Gamepass and BC, and fps boost is mind-blowing, but why haven’t they released a single new 1st party game yet? I don’t understand, it’s been 6 months since launch now. I know Covid is brutal but why are they so behind Sony on software?
How can you say this when NieR Replicant just released ?


Fucking masterpiece. Going to spend long summer evenings thinking about this game and its story. The soundtrack is already haunting me.

I consider a year to be good when at least one game like this drops, and a couple great games next to it. We already got Hitman 3 and NieR Replicant this year. It started awesomely. And we are getting Scarlet Nexus, a new Sonic eventually, Halo Infinite, maybe Tales of Arise. 2021 is going to be huge.

There is also PSO2 which I get back to every week or so.
 
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How can you say this when NieR Replicant just released ?


Fucking masterpiece. Going to spend long summer evenings thinking about this game and its story. The soundtrack is already haunting me.

I consider a year to be good when at least one game like this drops, and a couple great games next to it. We already got Hitman 3 and NieR Replicant this year. It started awesomely. And we are getting Scarlet Nexus, a new Sonic eventually, Halo Infinite, maybe Tales of Arise. 2021 is going to be huge.

There is also PSO2 which I get back to every week or so.
That’s not Microsoft’s doing though, that’s where my negativity comes from. I know there are games to play. Mass Effect just released and Biomutant is just a few days away, The Ascent comes late summer. But Microsoft’s own studios, all 23 of them, haven’t released any new games yet.
 
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That’s not Microsoft’s doing though, that’s where my negativity comes from. I know there are games to play. Mass Effect just released and Biomutant is just a few days away, The Ascent comes late summer. But Microsoft’s own studios, all 23 of them, haven’t released any new games yet.
Microsoft could be releasing 10 more games this year it wouldn't change a thing for me. I play third party games. There isn't a lack of new games overall.
 
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That’s not Microsoft’s doing though, that’s where my negativity comes from. I know there are games to play. Mass Effect just released and Biomutant is just a few days away, The Ascent comes late summer. But Microsoft’s own studios, all 23 of them, haven’t released any new games yet.

Does it matter though? I don't know why Ratchet and Clank has suddenly taken on being this massive flagship IP. It's a decent franchise but aside from Rift Apart it was out in the cold. I reckon if Jax came back it would easily outsell it. I think what you're getting at though is there is nothing that feels like it is stretching the hardware. With the likes of Ratchet and Demon's Souls you can see the platform they are targeted at. Maybe MS - in hindsight - should have just got a studio to make a game/remaster specifically for the hardware, like Alan Wake, Kameo or Fable II but it would be against their strategy really.

Gears Ultimate and Gears 5 look great. So does Forza. Even Gears 4 scales well. A lot of titles are being optimised for Xbox either in frame rate or other ways. We still don't really know about H:FW and Ragnarok being cross gen for PS5 either - I would guess they are going to be. No one is wanting to leave 100 million potential sales on the table and drag the ROI out an extra 3 years.
 

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Microsoft could be releasing 10 more games this year it wouldn't change a thing for me. I play third party games. There isn't a lack of new games overall.
I play third party games too but first party software is the holy grail for me on each platform - It would change a lot if I would get 10 new AAA 1st party games from MS this year! Or 5, or even 2.
 
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The current gaf meta is repulsive, and I say that as being in a ps5 mood.
My favorite tho is when they fight among themselves.
Like here they pile up on TheGoddamnAP99 for having an opinion :lollipop_tears_of_joy:

 

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Does it matter though? I don't know why Ratchet and Clank has suddenly taken on being this massive flagship IP. It's a decent franchise but aside from Rift Apart it was out in the cold

You must be new on the forum. The rule is fairly simple - everything that's not on XB (even if it's on PC) is better than a triangle with twins. Godfall, Destruction AllStars, Sackboy, Bugsnax, DS, recent Returnal, now the upcoming R&C, you name it. Someone just needs to tell all those millions of PS5 owners out there to actually start buying those games, that's all.

That being said, R&C has actually been gaining a lot of traction lately, the recent few installments were the best selling ones in the history of the franchise, again and again, so I's glad to see Insomniac finally getting the recognition they always deserved, but other than that, yeah, it's just another Ratchet, it has it's loyal fanbase, but it's not something that will top the charts and sell in 15, 10, not even 5MLN copies.

As for MS's 1st party studios output, I honestly think they'll need at least 2-3 years before the big games will start to show up (unless they'll rush them like they tried with Halo). Because what's there on the horizon? Halo somewhere after summer, Forza for Christmas, and...? The games they announced so far are in the early stages, nothing has been shown other than CGI teasers or some leaked screenshots, so I can't think of anything that could easily make it to 2022.
 

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The current gaf meta is repulsive, and I say that as being in a ps5 mood.
My favorite tho is when they fight among themselves.
Like here they pile up on TheGoddamnAP99 for having an opinion :lollipop_tears_of_joy:


As weird as it sounds... seeing the way some of those people act and treat others makes me not even want to play the playstation 4 pro i have, or buy a ps5. People on this forum are more just pretentious and obnoxious because while it's moderated they can still get away with their behavior, but other gaming sites, twitter, and PS game chat i mean some of the things i see are straight up disturbing and sickening. Xbox also has racist and stupid idiots but i find myself standing up for people on Playstation game chat more often because it's so full of demeaning assholes. I know you shouldn't judge the whole fanbase off of the actions of a few bad apples but there are a LOT of them out there.
 
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