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  1. Mgear

    Xbox One X

    Ah Ok. So the best you can do is two months free, when you get your XBX (or XBO).
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    Xbox One X

    Apologies a bit late, but not only that but if you switch on automatic renewals, you will also get another month for free. I did this back in February to turn my free GamePass into 2 months. What I don't know is whether you can stack the one month for £1 offer on atm for a further month. Just need to remember to cancel the auto renewals of course.
  3. Becuase I can get bogged down in detail, when I probably shouldn't. The old title was incorrect and I think I saw it more of a PSA to suggest it be changed. The actual game in this instance was of little consequence although it's one I'm interested in (having bought all of Bungie's modern day games and generally loving games that are online, loot, FPS etc). To me even now there are clearly 3 digital versions of the game available which is a fact, irrespective of what the opinions are on what those version contain. I will always be pleasant and respectful of others and I made it clear that I felt the response to my suggestion wasn't particularly friendly. And I don't think that's unfair. I suppose what you see as nitpicking, I see as being factual. That said I still feel a bit taken aback by the response I received and I feel it's a shame that something as simple as a suggested change to a thread title got the reaction it did.
  4. I was trying to get away from the topic in that there's risk of it escalating in people who agree or disagree with me and it going around in circles. It's difficult when you feel you're under attack (however irrational that feeling might be). However in that case I disagreed with Thor's comment and felt I had to reply. You're right perhaps it was a poor choice of words to say 'I'm out'. Re: the second question - why ask? I purchased D2 and the two expansions on PS4 at launch, although I've not spent huge amounts of time with it.
  5. @Thor You are being naive. Maybe aggressive is overly strong word in this case, but my observation of the reaction is fair imo. Anyway apologies I don't mean to derail the thread. Re: @Gorf King's last point I hadn't realised they were announcing a GOTY so soon.
  6. Well I'm out so you'll have to go back to Destiny 2 now. I give up. I thought the old thread title was incorrect, the new thread title title is crappy and I get a slightly aggressive response from my rather harmless suggestion. So my attempt to go back on topic. I think there will be a fourth SKU/version of the game on sale, which will bundle up the D2:Forsaken, D2 base game + Year One expansions for £80-90 (the GOTY edition). Similar to how other MMO's and online games of this ilk do this 'make cheap' old content for new players. But they are withholding announcing this until absolutely necessary. Not a particularly outrageous prediction I know.
  7. Yes, pernickety about the number of D2:Forsaken versions available (atm). And you are being a bit aggressive in your response. I guess because you've taken it as criticism of a game you like. It was just a suggestion, that was all.
  8. No I'm sorry, that's not the case here. You could have simply said 'sorry I don't agree with you' or changed the title to something else - such as 'Destiny 2: Forsaken. £34.99, or £59.99 annual pass', even if you didn't accept my suggestions. But you didn't. You specifically stated the title isn't changing and then went and added some addition words about cosmetics to make a point ('It's not going in the thread title, but I'll make it clearer if that helps you'). I wouldn't respond to someone in that manner if they raised a criticism or view about something as simple as a thread title. And therefore it comes across as petty, aggressive or overly defensive. My opinions of Destiny 2 in this case are neither here or there for this point I raised. I was just stating what I believe to be correct when it comes to the number of versions of D2:Forsaken available. I would have made the same observation in a Red Dead Redemption 2 or another game thread. I admit it is pernickety and by all means shoot me down for it. But please don't pretend you didn't respond in a certain manner.
  9. I think if there's a version that included extra content in the game not otherwise available, then it probably should be stated as the most expensive version. Normally physical collector's editions tend to include physical collectables only (or more often than not) rather than additional game content - although I appreciate there have been some that that did otherwise over the years. Even so, there are 3 versions of D2: Forsaken listed on PSN and Blizzard Battle.net (I assume XBL will update at some point) of which the most complete is £69.99. I'm not sure why the need for the aggression or such defensive attitude, but hey ho, I'll shut up now.
  10. To me that's like saying Red Dead Redemption 2 is £74.99 for all the things, even when there is a £89.99 version available. Fair enough, but it just isn't correct. If you want the best official bundle at the game's launch, it is £69.99. Possible MTX spend, or whether it's worth it are completely separate points.
  11. Probably a bit pernickety but shouldn't the thread title be changed to 'Destiny 2: Forsaken. £34.99, or £69.99 for all the things'? The 'everything' version is actually £69.99 on PSN (can't see a Live price yet) and include the 'THE AWOKEN LEGEND SET': https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP0002-CUSA06172_00-D2FRSDELUXEPRE01 - although to be fair I'm not sure they made this clear at the annoucement.
  12. Agreed, multi-tiering like this is bs. I'd pay more for a game if it used a more honest business model (i.e. I wouldn't mind the base version being £60, £70 or more even). But this is the company that has sold 95m+ copies of GTA, probably generating $13bn+ in revenue and yet it's CEO still thinks it's customers are 'under monetized'. This game is going to be rammed with microtransactions. Just hope it doesn't affect the single player aspect, although you can bet they will abandon that after launch. Shame because I really enjoyed RDR and GTAV.
  13. Indeed. Warframe is a another example I'd like to play on console. For me my MMO's (and Warframe) are still something I need a PC for.
  14. Oh dear. Cheers for the heads up @Flub. If I read that correctly it looks like they added the tracking software just before GDPR went live. But it appears there's a workaround to block it, and an email address to opt-out of this data collection. That said I guess really ZOS are going to have to address the allegations at some point. I've recently returned to the game, partly due to seeing some streamers playing it. Nowhere near the new content but my Magicka Sorc is CP 72 and have completed the main Aldmeri Dominion storyline and working through their final original zone. After this only 2 Chapters (levels) left for the main storyline. Hopefully then can venture into some of the DLC and expansion(s) content at last.
  15. Ouch, what a mess. TheLazyPeon just released an update on YT suggesting that Steam/Neowiz are refunding anyone, even those with more than 2 hours playtime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP4SMQoJ8ns I did watch Shroud & Sodapoppin play Bless on launch night (assume it was paid for/sponsored), and basically the game was unplayable even when they could get onto the server.
  16. Yea, pretty much - the leaker only appears to have missed very minor details and was well informed. With regards to the game being abandoned, its not that different from other western developed AAA releases. I've said this before but alot of these games aren't GaaS/Live services - they just have previously developed or pre-planned content that is released over a short, defined period. What's interesting is that some games seem to be 'perceived' to have been better supported, when in reality they haven't. That said there is probably a genuine debate that SW:BF2 has had lackluster support when compared to its peers or predecessor. But I guess the latter had the benefit of a season pass.
  17. Might be a while before they get that message; EA celebrates a record year, forecasts another. I did see noted somewhere else but it's interesting that whilst 'live services' revenue increases, as a percentage of EA's income, actual revenue for full game downloads declines. Some of this might be skewed by mobile (as this isn't clear in the final paragraph to me) or a growing pattern towards subscriptions. But I wonder if there is a future risk of a decline in YOY growth given how the majority of their PC and console revenue is dependent on full, premium price, game downloads before they can even enjoy MTX and lootbox profits. Like Jim Sterling has theorised, there must be a saturation point for all these 'live services'. Even if we haven't appeared to have hit it, yet.
  18. Reddit has exploded with negativity about the latest update after a supposed leak just before the update announcement spills the details and suggested that the game isn't getting many more updates and what's coming is minor as very few staff are left working on the game, having been moved onto new projects (original reddit post here). Although some of it strikes me as people not being that clued up in to how moderm game development works, as the penny drop for some people. I only found this out by visiting the official SW:BF2 forums to see if the game has had major SP/offline/skirmish content added for solo players. I find the bolded part of the DICE Season 2 announcement, below, a bit ominous. It sounds like the offline Starfighter Arcade mode will be not be feature complete or like the BOTS in COD, something for target practice without any of the full challenges or progression you get in the multiplayer mode. Hopefully that's wrong, and I'm just being too cynical. 'Starfighter Custom Arcade is where you’ll be able to become acquainted with all the Starfighters in the game. Take on AI and learn skills that will serve you well when you venture into Starfighter Assault and take on some of the best pilots in the galaxy.'
  19. Mgear

    Far Cry 5

    I haven't played Homefront but to me it looks like the the bundle includes the season pass with all 3 DLC expansions and supply crates for the separate co-op resistance mode.
  20. Mgear

    Far Cry 5

    The basic version is on GamePass atm. It is the more expensive 'complete' version, with season pass etc. that is discounted.
  21. Apologies if this is the wrong thread, but this is showing up for me as £1 for the next 13 days. I've only ever used free months (1 x month with the X1X and 1 month for auto-renewals) so I don't know if the offer works for existing subscribers. Given the thread topic thought this was useful for someone.
  22. The entire company made record revenue last year, and his division was a major part of that. He'll have a host of options lined up whatever he wants to work on next.
  23. Mgear

    Far Cry 5

    Sorry, MTX is often used as as an abbreviation for microtransaction. Habit these days as I use it a lot when I moan about microtransactions on Bordersdown!
  24. Mgear

    Far Cry 5

    For me it's the aforementioned 'press both R3 and L3 to refill ammo for $1,000' in vehicles or the buy ammo at the gun shops that are the most noticeable. You shouldn't need to use them but it's difficult not to be cynical about why they are there. For example I completed a story mission earlier with a plane that has ammo, and you had to take out multiple targets in one flight. I found that I ran out of ammo and I could either go back to get another plane, or simply press the 'refill sticks' option. No, but equally why not lock them behind progress gates, or remove the MTX enitirely? At this stage I cannot afford all the weapons or items I would like. Sure I can grind out and get some animal skins, or go fishing. What we don't know or can't state is whether the game might have been different without the MTX model. I thought that the majority of the criticisms were more that the systems shouldn't be in the game, and it's a cynical, freemium, 'best value', progression system which shouldn't be in a £70 GaaP. Also Ubisoft has a track record of adding lootboxes or more items after the season pass. For me people like SkillUp and Jim Sterling were spot-on with their criticisms. If people stated you needed to spend on the microtransactions, then yes I'd agree they were wrong.
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    Far Cry 5

    Apologies, but I think that's a slightly misleading statement. I've only played the game for 9 hours so in its infancy. However as the early part of the game I've only purchased a few items and got lots of stuff locked away. Obviously it'll get better as the story unlocks stuff for me. My guess is that Ubisoft has designed the MTX system (based off their detailed MI) for a majority of players who play the game only a bit and haven't got the patience to unlock things or grind for resources. Putting systems like buying ammo, or clicking the thunbsticks to refill ammo are simply there to help erode a player's money faster. Ultimately there's no reason for the MTX system to be in this game. Sure its not particularly egregious, i.e. like Assassin's Creed Origins, but they do impact the design.
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