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Vapourware Microsoft want to get into PC gaming again

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Infinitron, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Straight elf Cipher

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    So if I pay 5 dollars or whatever to the Nutella guy, will it give me an access to an ever-expanding pool of games to play as I wish (as long as I keep on paying)? Or is there a chance they will replace some games with other ones in the future, causing me to lose access to my games (say just before the final boss battle)?
     
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  2. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    It could go either way. The solution is to just not pay for any of these shitty subscription services and instead pay for/p***** offline games for you to keep.
     
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  3. Markman da Blitz master Patron

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    They add/remove games all the time on Xbox game pass.

    Dont think they remove it from your library if its already installed. They even announce "last chance" to install before they are gone.
    If you like the game you can buy it to "own" it and you get 20% off with gamepass sub.
     
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  4. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    They just added Prey, the game catalog is not bad at all.
     
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  5. Markman da Blitz master Patron

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    Im still waiting for them to add OG Age of Empires remaster. :bounce:
     
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  6. anvi Liturgist Village Idiot

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    Is that avatar Takate from Blackguards?!
     
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  7. cvv Arcane Patron

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    I wanted to try the Gamepass, just for shits.

    Downloaded the app, launched it, got a message that my Windowz needs an update.
    Weird, it auto-updated like two days ago.
    Aight, go for it.
    It's been almost an hour now. AN HOUR. And the damn updater thing has been stuck at 85% for about 10 minutes now.
    Can somebody explain to me what the fuck is going on? I haven't seen such a massive update since the early days of Win10 beta.
     
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  8. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    It's removing all your porn.
     
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  9. cvv Arcane Patron

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    I don't watch porn it's sinful.
     
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  10. cvv Arcane Patron

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    Ok so the update started about 9:30 AM, finished 10:35. After THREE restarts.
    The last screen thanked me for my patience and informed me that this update is there to protect me "in the online world".
    Finally the Xbox app booted and after checking all the available games I found out there's only one I want to play and still don't have - Metro Exodus.
    Goodbye Xbox Pass. Now off to try PS Now.

    EDIt:
    I'm like "Hey PS Now, you look sexy, can I stream Bloodborne to my PC?"
    And PS Now is like: "Fuck off dirty Slav, I'm not available in your poorfag country."

    :hero:
     
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  11. GrainWetski Arcane

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    Welcome to the M$ store downloader. Forza Horizon 3 got stuck at ~60% and then restarted about a dozen times for me. Fun times.
     
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  12. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    https://www.gamestar.de/artikel/gog-galaxy-groesste-innovation-der-e3,3345341.html
     
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  13. Don Peste Arcane

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  14. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    it's like these PR people read the studies about how 'everyone is a gamer' then skipped over the part where 90% of the non-asian/white males are playing shitty mobile games
     
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  15. Ninjerk Arcane

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    Am I supposed to know what Win + G does?
     
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  16. J1M Arcane

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    Doesn't do shit on my computer.
     
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  17. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I don't even know what a 'windows key' is, this is the keyboard I use:
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Spencer on this year's E3 Giant Bomb, excellent interview as usual. His knowledge of gaming continues to impress me, he actually knows what DOSBox is.

     
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  19. Nyast Savant

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    Tried the PC game pass, experience so far:

    - required a major Windows upgrade, wtf. An hour and a half to install. Computer has been doing weird things since then. An hour ago my sound became randomly garbled with strange noises. Rebooting solved the problem. I'm blaming it on Windows and not the xbox app store though ( although both are Microsoft )

    - registering an account has been a pain, especially related to country settings in the xbox app. For some reason the dropdown menu to change your country is disabled, so you have to go to the Microsoft website manually and log in to your account to change it. I'm french but living in belgium and it seems like it confused the system. Also, after I changed my account the xbox app didn't refresh, so I had to relaunch it manually. What a clusterfuck

    - then I reached the part where I had to register my credit card. Well, I almost couldn't do it. The drop-down where you pick up the expiration date was 30 pixels tall and as a result, didn't show the year my CC expired. I had to click on a single pixel line, very accurately, to be able to pick the right year. This is completely retarded.

    - then I could finally get into the store and download games. Well, that more or less worked.. except it's the first time in a decade that I've witnessed an app crash my system with black screens. Like, no windows blue screens, no no no that would be too easy. Just pure black screens ( on both of my monitors ), empty, no text, nothing, completley frozen. It did it 3 times in the last 2 days so far. It only happens when the xbox app store is opened

    - the games I tried so far seem to work well.. but require permission to access your personal Microsoft account data. Doesn't inspire confidence. I'm not sure what is being sent / shared, I certainly wouldn't like my e-mail to be sent to third-party companies to get spammed. I dunno, maybe I'm worrying too much ? ( or not enough ? )

    - so far one game refused to install: Everspace. After checking out the error message.. that game requires to be installed on your C: drive no matter what. Yeah, the one on the SSD that contains the OS and critical apps and that is almost empty. Other games did install with no trouble on other drives though

    Once all of that is out of the way, the games seem to work well, so there's that at least.

    TL/DR: 10/10, would do it again.
     
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  20. Don Peste Arcane

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    No worries, they know what you want:

     
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    One shitty and one good game, just kidding Goat Simulator is shit too.
     
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  22. Don Peste Arcane

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    Unavowed!! Also, others! :shittydog:

     
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  23. Gerrard Arcane

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    Every feature update is like that. Every single one takes longer to install than the system itself. That's what you get for hiring monkeys.
     
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  24. J1M Arcane

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    Weird, none of those look like the Halo remaster, and yet they are talking like someone would care.
     
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  25. Don Peste Arcane

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