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Old 12-07-2020, 12:16   #13481
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Old 12-07-2020, 16:24   #13482
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coming day one to gamepass as well - 23rd July



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Old 14-07-2020, 14:36   #13483
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Neon Abyss is the latest addition to GamePass, and itís another cracker of a game. Very much like a futuristic rip-off of Dead Cell but contains enough differences to keep it feeling fresh & fun to play. Only the bizarre choice of controls is my current grumble...
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Old 16-07-2020, 19:49   #13484
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Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition are officially discontinued, the Xbox One S is still being manufactured and sold.

I thought the X1X would become the entry model for when they launch the series X
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Old 16-07-2020, 19:56   #13485
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I thought the X1X would become the entry model for when they launch the series X

That all but confirms Lockheart then
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Old 17-07-2020, 16:45   #13486
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Neon Abyss is the latest addition to GamePass, and itís another cracker of a game. Very much like a futuristic rip-off of Dead Cell but contains enough differences to keep it feeling fresh & fun to play. Only the bizarre choice of controls is my current grumble...
Gave it ago and itís quite poor. Not a patch on Dead Cells perfection.
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Old 17-07-2020, 17:17   #13487
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Gave it ago and itís quite poor. Not a patch on Dead Cells perfection.

Like you say, Dead Cells is the flawless leader of this genre, but once I got over the weird trigger to jump control & learned how all the game mechanics work, I canít stop playing this. My only minor grumbles now are I havenít worked out yet how to defeat the first end Boss, and there are too few grenades available.
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Old 18-07-2020, 06:56   #13488
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Like you say, Dead Cells is the flawless leader of this genre, but once I got over the weird trigger to jump control & learned how all the game mechanics work, I canít stop playing this. My only minor grumbles now are I havenít worked out yet how to defeat the first end Boss, and there are too few grenades available.
It's dead cells the pinball one?

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Old 18-07-2020, 08:17   #13489
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Old 18-07-2020, 11:29   #13490
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I’ve got to say I’ve been underwhelmed by this current console generation. Perhaps that is because unlike in the 360 era I’ve just stuck to Xbox, but I don’t think it is just that. This current generation has accelerated trends of enforced grinding in games and popularised trends in games that don’t respect the time of the player such as rogue-like/lite features etc. There are other trends that publishers in particular like to introduce that are really ruining games but that is another discussion.

I think that some of the big developers and publishers have failed to deliver in this generation. Last gen’ we had Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3 from Bethesda this generation; sure we had Fallout 4 but no new Elder Scrolls game (I just can’t get into ESO and I’ve tried).

Rockstar’s output of single player GTA games was great for PS2/Xbox - GTA 3, Vice City (the next year) and then San Andreas a couple of years later. Last generation we had GTA IV and GTA V. So for this current generation all we have is a an enhanced version of GTA V and it’s cash cow of a multiplayer. While I appreciate Red Dead Redemtpion 2 and what they were going for, I find many of the features tediously disrespecting of the time of your average working person. Many 360 games you just play them, the game is the game and somewhere along the way a lot of developers and publishers appear to have forgot why people want to play games and just take advantage.

When I look at my ready to install list of Xbox, there are way more backwards compatible games that I’d prefer to play from the 360 than Xbox One and there are lots of 360 games I can no longer play that aren’t backwards compatible. It is also as if the publishers don’t really want to highlight these backwards compatible games either - some of the big ones don’t allow streaming or uploading of clips to the community feed such as Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Peace Walker (actually pretty much anything from Konami) but there are others as well.

Edit: Wait, I’ve thought of a better way to describe it. In the previous generation I felt like I was playing the games while for this generation it often feels like the games are designed to play me.

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Old 18-07-2020, 11:46   #13491
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Iíve got to say Iíve been underwhelmed by this current console generation. Perhaps that is because unlike in the 360 era Iíve just stuck to Xbox, but I donít think it is just that. This current generation has accelerated trends of enforced grinding in games and popularised trends in games that donít respect the time of the player such as rogue-like/lite features etc. There are other trends that publishers in particular like to introduce that are really ruining games but that is another discussion.
Whilst this is largely true for AAA releases, this generation has also seen a massive surge of impressive indie games. Thatís where the real innovation has been at.
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Old 18-07-2020, 12:04   #13492
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I know what you mean about this gen of gaming, there is some great games but its harder to find them under all the ****. Also xbox did away with trials of every download arcade game, you can't even try the game a bit before buying it

More **** grinding in games to sell MTX, (I actually laughed at some comments as he didn't think the game had grinding in as he played it for 100 hours) MGS5 is worse off with the dull open world and grinding for staff and resources

too many 8 bit/pixel art graphics rogue like/lite. I don't expect an indie game to have amazing graphics but there is something backwards about a game that controls and looks like nes game

Shame we didn't get a good fallout game this gen, one mediocre/bang average and utter broken piece of ****. take 2 milking the chumps for GTA online and they are doing for new consoles
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Old 19-07-2020, 08:06   #13493
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right now far cry 3 "classic edition" is on sale for £2.49. Its not a remaster, just a quick port but for that money its worth it. Going back to 3 shows how much they have just taken for every FC after that but have enjoyed playing them (then trading/selling them)

edit: MS has confirmed it was not a mistake 12 months of xbox gold was removed from website
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wouldn't be surprised if online play becomes free when the new consoles are launched. No doubt they will push the stream anywhere with gamepass ultimate
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Old 21-07-2020, 16:34   #13494
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So where do you find all these 'summerfest' demos on the XBox dashboard ?

I thought I read they'd have their own, new, tile ? Or have they not been released yet ?
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Old 23-07-2020, 15:17   #13495
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Thanks Square Enix I’m all for some Dragon Quest., great news. December 4th.
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Old 23-07-2020, 16:27   #13496
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Anyone else finding the stream to be worse than terrible?
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If they canít even stream a single feed out how can we expect them to stream millions of cloud streams?
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Carrion on gamepass is excellent

watched the official stream via YT and it was bad at times. Not a great show game wise

Halo - looks like they have gone back to the original aliens then as the ones introduced in 4 were **** looks like more halo 1 to 3 with more new items. The IP can't get past the original games, when they tried they made 4 and 5 , which are not as good bungie's effort

The medium looks good, will want to play that

the obsidian RPG will be good but like many things on the trailer I'm not blown away right now
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Was fine for me

...apart from the actual content. So dull.
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