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Thread Tom Warren: Game Pass is not profitable yet
Not everything on its own is meant to be profitable. It's growing, it's a loss leader, it's meant to onboard and retain players within the ecosystem. Eventually it may cover its own costs to sustain, maybe even run profitability. The overall goal is the ecosystem Imo.
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Thread Former 343 Employee speaks out about Halo Infinite(Crunch, game over ambitious, cut content, etc.)
I thought they were supposed to have more time for engine and pre production to avoid working with the train on the tracks. I know things change and evolve. But every Halo game seems to have a period of hell.
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Thread Jeff Grubb: The Coalition is working on Halo Infinite, the next Gears and a third project (likely a new IP, not able to confirm Star Wars rumours)
All hands on deck for that infinite polish. The wait for another Gears continues.
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Thread Wireless headset for next-gen consoles
Got my 7x. Not sure about comfort, as I will have to put some time in them. My ears touch the driver. I know after while the a40 would hurt a little. Side time is appreciated. But super sensitive. I can hear myself breath and every controller button. May have to tweak that.
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Thread Wireless headset for next-gen consoles
7x and 9x instock again. Question about the mixer on the cups. Normally the dashboard let's you set the mix. Does it recognize and override it? Or do you set it to neutral, and then use the headset. I imagine having the dashboard set all to one side would interfere with the headset setting.
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Thread Wireless headset for next-gen consoles
Thankfully same amount of discount. Who's FORM? I was watching a random Arctis video when I got the email and used the code they had.I just know I got the Gears 5 bug again, and after playing with old a40 (jack into controller), it's hard to play without. But I couldn't play with a buddy due to mic. Are 1s and 7x the same audio, just fit and mix option? And if there any hiss? With the a40, when I used the mix amp, it was bad depending on balance (maybe flawed).
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Thread Wireless headset for next-gen consoles
Steel series 7x in stock. Used a random shock12 code for 12% off. Decided to finally give them a try. For someone really not understanding the difference between all the lines and their capabilities. Like what is the difference between the 1 and 7x? Same driver specs, USB audio. I'm missing something?
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Thread OldERA - What problems do you have now that you are older that affect your gaming?
Time. With two kids my days are work and taking care of them. Once it's bedtime setting 830pm I can login and do whatever. But I can't stay up all night life I used to with a m-f 9-5.
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Thread Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Red Dead Online, Final Fantasy X/X-2, FIFA 21, Psychonauts and More
I think it was up for a blip, as I've got 99% of the GWG title and never had it. I'm still annoyed that mixer never gave me kotor like it should have.
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Thread play Doom Eternal now?
Been working on the back log and completed Shadow of the Tomb Raider and REmake 3 recently. Now I'm at another crossroads of what to tackle next. Doom Eternal was a thought. But it's supposed to get a patch. But how much better will it likely be? I could start some others like the Fractured But Whole, Assassin's Creed Valhalla.. The list goes on, including other gamepass options.
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Thread A New York Post story about Kamala Harris triggered conservative outrage. Almost all of it was wrong. Now the reporter has resigned.
What a joke. First fox reports that Biden wants to take away our burgers, and that was all false with a quick opps. Now a reporter posts a fake story about her book being distributed to undocumented minors. Same thing, oops. Both of these fake stories rile up people, especially the right. Then the oops goes mostly unnoticed. Damage done and mission completed. And the irony of criticism about her book being handed out. It would be fair Imo if it was pure gov money. But the GOP used a bunch of donor money to support their party writers. Not as bad, but still shady. Grifters.
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Thread They Hacked McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines—and Started a Cold War (a.k.a. "Why is the McDonald's ice cream machine always broken?")
Watched the video and that's wild. And embarrassing.
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Thread Xbox One / Series Update Preview Thread
Last update with strange behavior. Boot up and no audio. Hold and select restart. After a minute a pop up asks to confirm. Now it's no video and stuck turning off. Forced off. Controller turns on without console. Had to manually power on and pair devices. AND MY GROUPS ARE ALL GONE. Another reboot has fixed it.
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Thread The Oscars Honor Chadwick Boseman By Giving Every Nominee a NFT, 3D Model Of His Head (gift bags not associated with The Oscars, see threadmark)
They want to sell and trade the head of a dead black man?
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Thread Lttp: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Finally got around to finishing it and Eh, mixed feelings. Overall enjoyed it. The things that were off to me was the a secluded inhabitants that spoke perfect English. Then the protector faction has been surviving and torturing themselves how. I don't know why I can suspend my belief over the super nature parts, but the language and people were my problem. The settings were great, soundtrack was spectacular. The combat was serviceable. Controls at times were off, which could frustrate platforming sections. The tombs, crypts etc were entertaining. There had to be crunch it plans changed along the way that couldn't be polished.the the ending sequence literally has a helicopter fly at you, and if you turned around it hovered in place and then popped out like it was culled them memory. Hard to judge. Again, weird spectrum of highs and lows.
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Thread Do you do every quest in a hub before moving on?
You will die of you don't immediately talk to this npc and solve the story. *here is 500 missions all over the place that distract from the story. Skip them and you're under powered. Completing too many and you're over powered. *and don't forget those achievements and trophies
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Thread Civil Rights Attorney Calls Out Online ‘Slave Trade’ Where Texas Students ‘Sold’ Black Classmates (School say it's cyberbullying, not racism)
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Thread Breaking: South Dakota attorney general reported hitting a deer in his car, left the scene, cops found body of a man afterwards
If I was a defense attorney, I would document all of these cases and just use them for precedent. "Oh, you want to charge my client for this? " "Here's precedent that it's okay. Case dismissed" Like, he has to get something like gross negligent man slaughter. The evidence is there.
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Thread Xbox Live/Network Spring Sale April 2 - April 15 | Hundreds of digital Xbox & PC games discounts | 95 Xbox One Games Under $10 | NOW LIVE
Opinion on Shadow of War Definitive? Bought and never played Mordor. I know War was received more polarized. Is the complete and with final patch decent?
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Thread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Rand Paul is a piece of shit. Arguing with Fauci about infections and calling masks theater. He's ignoring that vaccinations may not protect against variants. He doesn't want to worry about a few infections. Remember when covid 19 was only a few infections? He doesn't care.
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Thread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Caught a local health department post on Facebook and was instantly disgusted. I think the comments were 1:10-20 saying the virus and vaccine were fake or unsafe. "the vaccine is killing everyone" And all the other usual stuff.
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Thread Xbox Live/Network Spring Sale April 2 - April 15 | Hundreds of digital Xbox & PC games discounts | 95 Xbox One Games Under $10 | NOW LIVE
That's correct. Origins, Syndicate etc. It's frustrating.
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Thread Xbox Live/Network Spring Sale April 2 - April 15 | Hundreds of digital Xbox & PC games discounts | 95 Xbox One Games Under $10 | NOW LIVE
Going to look for some tasty deals. Have about $25 that expires at months end.
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Thread Daft Punk announce solo projects
I didn't pay attention to the date, shame on me. Even with the 15 minute monolog and the needing to be italicized comment, it sounded plausible. But do far, for an official comment it hasn't spread everywhere. Thus, I am now leaning towards doubt and got-gotness.Sounds like a Kojima character. Imagine if they teamed up.
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Thread Immersive sim is probably my favorite gaming genre, but somehow Deus Ex doesn't quite 'click' with me
My problem is I try to sneak into everything, just because I can. It's not related to the story, but I would stack up boxes and get into windows or vents either without praxis spent, or before a mission. The freedom is amazing, but tends to ruin things with players like me..
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Thread Xbox Live/Network Spring Sale April 2 - April 15 | Hundreds of digital Xbox & PC games discounts | 95 Xbox One Games Under $10 | NOW LIVE
Tonight should start drops. But I think some may drop late, especially until they hit dashboard and such. And, as previously mentioned. Wait for a reward challenge if you want possible goals for rebate.
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Thread TheGamer: Devs are losing years of work and projected income or crunching due to imminent PS Vita store shutdown
MVG raised this point in last video. Everyone has to solve games out the door to have time to sell anything on that market. Will ability to patch be down? Can they ship a shell and push content later?
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Thread Bang & Olufsen reveal 'high-end audio' Beoplay Portal headset for Xbox
Looks nice. I have no understanding of how things like this cost $500. Console with billions of things going on are the same price as drivers and padding? Probably because they are more niche?
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Thread Lttp: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
So I have one potential gripe so far. There are tombs and areas in the beginning of the game in Cozumel that require gear that you regain in Peru. Am I supposed to fast travel 2000 miles away to complete them? Fast travel doesn't normal break the immersion for me. But in this case we just had a plane crash. Did I misunderstand the locations? Or maybe we go back to Cozumel, and could naturally revisit that location?
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Thread Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines laments the loss of Montana meth to Mexican meth (this is real))
We gonna start subsidizing domestic drugs? However, I feel like it's out of context or missing more. He's probably saying the purity or danger is greater now, like all the fentanyl getting added.
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Thread [Rumor] Call of Duty 2021: A reliable leaker has spoke about the setting (Spoilers?)
My thoughts exactly. How many times can they rehash the fame setting? Anything else in that timeline available? They tried some future things and bounced right back. Maybe go further back to some old timey battles.
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Thread Lttp: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Trying to catch up on my back log and finally decided to start this. I know it gets a bit of hate.. But do far I like it? Admittedly I am really in the game. But the production and design is pretty well thought out. So far it's mostly been cinematic. However, the animation and acting are great. The constant calamity is a bit silly, but it's consistent. I think the faces sway between quality. The adjustability for difficulty is appreciated. You can toggle between puzzles and resources and combat. If you want a clear or obscure objective you can set that. If you want hints or be on your own for puzzles or gathering that's a setting too. The crafting and items lack just a bit. Some of the resources aren't explained in a menu or legend. And the costs aren't always shown until you build, and then you have to remember.such as 3 linen for a bandage etc. Overall, I Hope the bar stays high and doesn't fall into a trench.
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Thread Jumping the Covid Vaxx line by providing inaccurate info. Where do you stand?
In the beginning all the people trying to "sneak in" were actually slowing things down. My wife was spending half her day having to either cancel people appointment or rush to find a replacement. Only 70+ with major health problems were allowed, and 20-30s were reserving all the shots. FYI.
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Thread 5 countries Halt Rollout of AstraZenica Vaccine, 5 other countries suspend rollout of specific batches [Up: investigations show no incresaed risk]
I understand that. What's under control versus chance. But taking a chance is still a choice too. And alot are looking for a reason to cast doubt.
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Thread 5 countries Halt Rollout of AstraZenica Vaccine, 5 other countries suspend rollout of specific batches [Up: investigations show no incresaed risk]
1/1000 die from covid, "i take my chances" 1/10,000 have vaccine reaction, "no, it's too dangerous"
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Thread Xbox One / Series Update Preview Thread
So I have been digital since December when I dropped Watch Dogs Legion. This week, every time I go to launch the disc it fails one time. Then the next time it works. It's there a disc bug? Thought it was just for the icon. This is reminding me of my Og One going bad.
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Thread Dishonoured Definitive edition, Skyrim Special Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76 and Prey will get a BC FPS boost according Major Nelson podcast
Prey in 60? Hnngg. The manage games selector needs a boost filter.
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Thread As a first-time Xbox user, I really love it. But I'm having a hard time liking the UI.
My main gripe is that anytime if you have a game tile that is installed, pressing A launches it. I actually wish there was another card or something first, that needed A to confirm again.
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Thread White House: Stimulus checks will be deposited in bank accounts starting this weekend
I'm not sure what we're getting. Before I quit last year, I worked a ton of over time due to staffing. I think we came in under the drop off. But we have two kids. She files, she will get it.
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Thread Remodeled my home for 9 years..selling it today. I'm sad
Amazing looking house. Not my style, but I can appreciate the aesthetics. My wife is wife days we will move in another 5-10 years, and may redo all carpets and this and that, then move. I'm in no hurry to spend the money, but I'd like to enjoy some upgrades before flipping it right away. That's the feeling I got from you calling 3 off the finishing touches with a sale sign. But, you've got another project.
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Thread Day 1 Purchasing is Making Less and Less sense
Fomo is bad. It was worse with GCU. Especially when they are on sale and include things like steel cases. But now I have a stack of games, and the prices keep falling. With little time and plenty to play its getting easier to wait.
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Thread Former Employee Sues Panda Express Claiming She Had to Strip ‘Almost Naked’ and ‘Hug it Out’ with Male Coworker as Part of Cult-Like ‘Ritual’
Sounds like some Twilight Zone shit.
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Thread Microsoft Rewards |OT| Where you get Game Pass + XBL Gold and more for free
I was going to suggest the Fast and Furious Horizon 2 games, but they are Delisted. I thought I had both, but I only have access to the One copy, and not the 360 copy. Was it revoked?
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Thread $60 Billion Tax Hike on Wealthy/Big Corporations Hidden in Stimulus Bill
I am not a fan of trying to hide things in bills, especially if unrelated. At least the argument can be made the hikes are to cover some of the stimulus. But I find it hilarious that Republicans took the time to read it out loud so nothing would be hidden, and it slipped through. REPUBLICANS IN FAVOR OF TAX INCREASES!
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Thread Steak 'n Shake kinda sucks, right?
I've liked all the burgers from them that I have tried. But every time the fries are straight garbage from the ass. And the menu makes you order a burger with fries. Let's stop pretending it's going to happen. The only enjoyment is covering them in ketchup.
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Thread NYT Opinion: Pepé Le Pew normalized rape culture ,Speedy Gonzales helped popularize the corrosive stereotype of the drunk and lethargic Mexicans
I always thought Pepe was creepy.
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Thread Dolly Parton, vaccine donor, is now vaccine recipient. "To all you cowards out there, don't be such a chicken squat. Get out there and get your shot."
This is the kind of message that's been needed since the beginning.
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Thread Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Collector's Edition for PC/Mac/Stadia/PS5/PS4 coming March 2021 - Switch and Xbox Summer 2021 [Free for current owners]
I'll watch it for Xbox, since I've heard so much about it.
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Thread The Medium |OT| Dual Sensed
I'm stuck in a basement without a code. And next to a locker I can see something you're behind a wall, but can't reach. And stairs broken. Hmm Aha, I added instead of subtracted. But I'll stop for the night as my wife is now interested in the progression. Double checked post cards though. I have 10/11, too far back to load. And it was one left out in the open of a camp site. I'm pretty methodical, so that's annoying.
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Thread NYT: Some are calling David Dobrik’s new photo app, Dispo, the next Instagram.
Might be new. But why can't Instagram just add it feature, like scheduling a photo. And if the Pic is trash, just delete? The thought of a less curated dump of photos sounds fresh though. You know the 4 pictures of food in a restaurant had 6 hours of thought behind the setup, and which to share.
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Thread Best Buy to lay off 5000 workers, close more retail stores due to increased focus on online sales.
One day, everyone will wonder where the store went. Where will we go to touch anything? I understand returning items from online. But the environmental impact on the fuel and waste could be a future proble.
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Thread Marjorie Taylor Green posts an anti-trans sign outside her door in response to Marie Newman putting up a transgender pride flag
She's worthless, except to Republicans. Her job is to keep an R in a chair.
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Thread Breaking: South Dakota attorney general reported hitting a deer in his car, left the scene, cops found body of a man afterwards
Has a flashlight, that was still on. His glasses were found inside the car. Terrible.
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Thread Fry's Electronics going out of business nationwide tonight
Website is already dying. I miss the goofy designs. They were fun to walk around, but personally I never found a deal or shopped regularly. One experience I remember was a dude trying to price check something and then putting a commission sticker on the item.
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Thread Leaking roof era
Mitigation hopefully wrapped up soon. Repairs is going to be interesting. We have a laminate first floor, and a portion of damaged. Do they replace the whole thing? In the basement, tiles in the drop ceiling were damaged. How is that handled? Same for carpet or pads? What do I need to watch out for when the adjuster and others get involved.
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Thread The Coalition (developers of Gears series) are apparently supporting the development of Halo Infinite
If you can utilize idle talent, why not. Add some cross skins please. Arbiter and Chief in Gears. Could easily do a Carmine for Halo, maybe a Locust too.
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Thread wccftech: Microsoft’s GM of Cloud Gaming Says the Technology Will Allow Previously Impossible Game Experiences
They have been working on this for awhile. Hopefully things are getting closer to reality. Can it augment hardware?
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Thread Ted Cruz spotted taking a plane to Cancún as millions of Texans are currently freezing without any power
Flying Ted is perfect. What a disgrace. Planned vacation or not, they should know the optics are bad or thought they could get away with it. Either way, massive disrespect to constituents.
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Thread I work retail and shoplifters bother me than they logically should...
Was in retail and management so understand the feeling. It's strange, but it feels like your store because you're there and it's like your house. We had to train people not to get involved. The company policy absolutely was not to endanger yourself over merchandise.
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Thread Xbox: Making Backward Compatible Games Even Better with FPS Boost - DigitalFoundry tests including Watch Dogs 2, Far Cry 4 etc
Will that work on the Watch Dogs 2 demo? They need a good GWG or GCU title to show off dat boost goodness.
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Thread Should I buy the $1200 kitten or the $300 kitten?
This. And I'll echo the adoption. But you don't have to get the first one you see. We have 10 adopted cats. Some of them we found on second or third visits, like we had a feeling or not. Don't be afraid to look at an older, or not kitten. They often are left behind because everyone wants the babies.
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Thread Metro Exodus to run at 4K/60fps + RT on Xbox Series X and PS5 (SSD optimization, Dualsense, controller latency improvements on Xbox & spatial audio)
Pumping the guns up with the dual sense could be cool.
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Thread I am surprised by how many people aren't afriad of COVID, but are definitely very afraid of the vaccine
I cringe everytime I see a department of health post on Facebook. Nearly all the replies are idiots shouting sheeple, everything is a lie and all the conspiracy that the vaccine is going to nuke your DNA. It's sad and terrifying.
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Thread I've gotten 19 scam calls in last 24 hours - all dif't numbers... what am I supposed to do?
The att call protect data I need HD voice. Skip. At least I get spam warning on text. But I get a bunch of bunk calls. I skip most because of it being from the area code, but I'm in a different state. The dumbest was one time I answered. "hi I'm from the police union and we could use your vote" I don't live in the state, fuck off. "so do you intend to support?" I just said I live 2000 miles away, no. Most of my spam calls don't even bother with voice mail.
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Thread White House press aide, TJ Ducklo, suspended for threatening Politico reporter
Biden said he would fire on the spot if it was towards a colleague. While I don't think the Politico is a colleague, He crossed a line. Depends on if his health condition gains mercy.
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Thread Opinions on Fire tablets
Was looking at an 8. They are currently in sale, and I have some uber old one that would fetch $10+20% off. Would mostly be for browsing and watching YouTube or Twitch. We have a couple of kids units and they have been great for their needs. I believe they often are refreshed in May /June, so maybe wait. But I am not sure of their sales cycle, but I feel like it's often. There is the 8+, but the price difference for 1gb more of ram is steep. They also include wireless charging vs a normal cable, but maybe next refresh that could be standard. Opinions?
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Thread Okay... one more story. Anyone else wants to do one last playthrough of the Mass Effect trilogy before the Legendary Edition?
I still need to do ME3 dlc. Bought on 360, and never revisited to start out complete them. I should.
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Thread What is Bungie's signature or legacy franchise?
Halo for me. Probably for nostalgia etc. Gamers joining recently will probably say Destiny. I just remember the story, the lore and the massive news each release with people ditching work. It dominated the Xbox Live stats (until Gears) and the general public seemed to recognize it. For Destiny, it just wasn't as memorable for me.
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Thread What is Bungie's signature or legacy franchise?
First off, most people will probably associate Halo with Bungie. But this is about which game people think about when they hear Bungie. Halo, 2, 3, ODST and Reach. Stretching from 2001 to 2010. Destiny, 2 and numerous expansion. Stretching from 2014 to Present While originally creating this, I thought they were a little closer in terms of years. But Bungie appears to be trekking ahead with Destiny and will catch up no doubt.
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Thread CVS and Walgreens now offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments
My wife is a pharmacist in Ohio at a retail location. She is beginning to get stressed because department of health keeps sending vaccine and the traffic on top of the regular biz is creating chaos.
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Thread Mass Effect Legendary Edition launches May 14 on PC (Origin/Steam), PS4 and Xbox One (with enhancements for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S)
How are achievement being handled? New, odd number? 50 for never skipping an elevator ride
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Thread Mass Effect Legendary Edition launches May 14 on PC (Origin/Steam), PS4 and Xbox One (with enhancements for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S)
Curious about that whack running animation too. Is this available in super k? I love wallpapers like this with no logos.
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Thread Mass Effect Legendary Edition launches May 14 on PC (Origin/Steam), PS4 and Xbox One (with enhancements for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S)
Missing one thing, Pinnacle Station from 1. They said the files were corrupt. (And no ME3 mp)
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Thread Amazon: CEO Jeff Bezos will transition to role of Executive Chair in Q3, Andy Jassy to become Chief Executive Officer
I had no idea stock was $3,000 for Amazon. Huge news. Will be interesting to see the future.
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Thread Mass Effect Legendary Edition launches May 14 on PC (Origin/Steam), PS4 and Xbox One (with enhancements for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S)
Dang. I've sat on the ME3 dlc since 360. Play this, or finish it on 360 first..
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Thread Major snowstorm to blanket much of the Northeast all the way into upper midwest
Shoveling this morning sucked. The wife wanted to do some, then told me to finish the apron. I said what? Then I was informed that's the part that meets the street.
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Thread I pre-registered for the COVID-19 vaccine! (Maybe you can too!)
Please know what restrictions there are for your area etc. My wife is a pharmacist, and they are having to spend half their day canceling and notifying 20-30 year old that are taking up all the slots for 75-80 year old. The current website isn't specific to an area to automatically deny people since not all area have the same tiers. Please don't be that person.
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Thread I pre-registered for the COVID-19 vaccine! (Maybe you can too!)
All of them are online appointments. Currently the website handles multiple area and state and there are no "geo restrictions" yet to block different requirements. And then people also don't show up, or multiple people show up and generally don't follow instructions.
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Thread How many of you actually LOVES their job?
I really liked my last job, despite it being retail. But after a family, and covid and scheduling it became a burden so after 22 years I quit. Now my new job is new stress and has its ups and downs. Mostly downs currently and I've already thought about looking again.
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Thread CDC Will sign a separate order Monday requiring masks on all airplanes, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-share vehicles
There will be push back, but hopefully it's enforced and some what followed. Imagine if there had been some inspiring speech a year ago: "my fellow Americans, this is the land of the home and free and compassionate. Join me in looking after your family, friend, neighbors and all. Let's hunker down and wear these masks, incorporate them into our daily routines. Let's make history and use this little inconvenient device to prove our nation's commitment to doing the right thing. Be an American, a patriot, a decent human being and wear the mask." Dial it up or down a little bit as needed. Instead we got: " fuck masks, they are anti American, don't work and you're sacrificing your liberty and betraying your patriotism if you're a Beta bitch and wear one. " That's a big part of how badly this mess became. Sadly, it may be too late. Maybe this embarrassing time of little to no caring from morons can be stemmed.
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Thread February Games with Gold: Gears 5, Dandara, Resident Evil 1, Indiana Jones(BC) and Lost Planet 2(BC) ; Price Changes for XBLG announced
I thought everyone already had it due to gpu. But bring in the new kids.
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Thread Halo: Spartan Twinsticks
Having some time to kill, and needing something easy.. I launch up Spartan Assault. This title was made and released on phones and Xbox One in 2013. Early on I purchased it, but had to 3 many other games and abandon it. There is a sequel, Spartan Strike. Why did it not also get ported to consoles?
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Thread Best Buy to end all Gamers Club Unlocked subscriptions on March 1st, refund checks to be sent out
I think I bought and flipped so many games early on. 20% + $10 + points, and a trade in program with high value and a 10-20%. I think I made money off some new games. There was also that 4gb arcade glitch that I got close to $300 for? There was a time gaming was almost free.
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Thread Kyle Rittenhouse (murderer of 2 in Kenosha), out on bail, flashed white power signs at a bar, prosecutors say
Smoking weed is pretty character damning. /s So underage drinking, engaging and interacting with hate has got to be pretty bad too, right? I'll bet this is all argued inadmissible.
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Thread Kyle Rittenhouse (murderer of 2 in Kenosha), out on bail, flashed white power signs at a bar, prosecutors say
Yes. And no surprise, they try to be as subtle with it as a sledge hammer. Little to no attempt to conceal their motives, then play dumb when they are called out on it. I'm sure he accidently made that hand sign with children of color. And sadly, you can easily find examples everywhere.
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Thread Jared Mauch didn’t have good broadband—so he built his own fiber ISP
Hopefully he can recover before a big company decides they want to take over now. It's happened before when they are unwilling to budge that they suddenly can do something when someone else did.
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Thread Liz Cheney is facing calls to resign from her House GOP leadership post after she said she will vote to impeach Trump
This is true, a double whammy. They have totally lost their mind. Not only has it become about which side wins, and not about the people; its become enhanced to cult status.
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Thread Terrorist invasion of Capitol building by Trump/MAGA supporters; shots fired, Senate evacuated, 5 dead including cop [See threadmarks for updates]'
I was afraid things would pop off. It sounds like they have. Friend says they rioting with confederate flags.
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Thread Razer Announces Project Hazel - The World's Smartest Mask
Covering social queues is a plus of minus for some people. My last service job had interactions with guests that were deaf, which sometimes created difficulties due to covered lips. We tried sharing notes. The RGB is embarrassing.
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Thread North Idaho ISP blocking social media for all its customers unless they call and have themselves whitelisted.
They have that many customers asking to block it, because they can't figure it out themselves? How long until it takes too long to unlock those that do want access. Edit : I see they have already gone back to opting out.
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Thread North Idaho ISP blocking social media for all its customers unless they call and have themselves whitelisted.
Maybe isp can charge for a MAGA security policy. For an additional $14.99 they can block the socials. Let them grift the dummies.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
JFC. I'm carrying the team in Gears 5. I have double the points and kills with barely death. I wipe their whole team and system freezes. Now I'm banned. Fffffffff. I got to submit a report and the disc drive starts spinning. Cmon this is bogus. Instead of ranking up I get ranked down.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
You fucking garbage. I'm in the middle of a ranked match and have to change my batteries. This is the second time I have to rip all the cables and batteries it and hard reset everything because the controller and console lose sync and refuse to pair. I'm have no cable to try and pair. And now Gears 5 bans me because I left.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
I really need to get some usb to c cable for emergency. That's where a new play and charge could help. I use eneloop otherwise. Only thing I can think of some how the a40 plugged into the stereo jack is the common element. But why.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
Weird. Normally if I play Gears on my different Xbox of boots me out when I play on another console. This time it didn't and I was able to do things, but canceled it before a match. Quit and reloaded and then it asks me what save I wanted.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
Your controller batteries are low. Gets up and switches. Controller lost sync and will not pair without me getting back up. Worse than that. I had to turn the Series X off to reboot and get any comptroller connection. Actually, the console and controller will no longer pair. What do I do now. This time I pulled out the power cord. I believe the controller powered system on, either way they are sync now. However the power light on the console will not stop blinking.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
Well they just got about 5 reports through app from me. After the system powered itself off controller light remained solid. If I turned on controller the light would go solid (no blink, and console is off). Said a prayer and turned on with console button. Audio is back, and controller sync. I'm a little concerned.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
For anyone still wondering what happens if you do quick resume and two consoles. It does a quick save check. "your save has changed, and the game must be Rebooted" No idea how detailed the saves are, like "accessed on X from Y" Just happened with Gears 5.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
So storage is weird. Just sent through my library to remove several games that installed themselves twice, 1 on internal and 1 on external. One in particular, Destiny 2, I deleted. And now my queue is trying to download it again.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
I plugged my cable from auto a40 into controller and nothing. I thought I remember just plugging r jack in and working. I hear the contacts. Then no audio. Weird. The balance was set to chat and not able to be changed. Plugged in an old chat set and plugged the astro back in and things with now.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
I think the app only let's you install to the default location. A new feature that would be nice is management. If you could install on a secondary location, or move things that would be cool. Imagine getting a message from your buddy to play a game that you have in cold storage. Open the phone, copy it over and head home. Sit down and play.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
I think the Series controller might be more uncomfortable for me. It's almost cramping my right hand. I could get a nice smooth and firm perch on previous controller. The new one feels slightly smaller and almost digs into my palm.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
Even when not installing? Also, I had a royal system fuck tonight. I had Twitch app streaming and Watch Dogs froze. The game was stuttering audio, then locked with audio still playing. Tried quitting everything, but Twitch refused. Tried to report, and it kept saying something was wrong. Tried going to power settings and it refused to turn off. Sheet about 5-10 minutes, the Twitch app finally closed and I got power down.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
Under display you can choose auto, dvi or hdmi. If I choose hdmi, it had a warning and when I choose it the screen turns fuzzy. Went back to auto and crispy. What and why. And TV sees Xbox as Cec, Xbox says turn on/off Cec, but doesn't work.
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Thread 'She was deep into it': Ashli Babbitt, killed in Capitol riot, was devoted conspiracy theorist
Nutters continue to be nutty. Anti vaxers die and are attacked as a fraud Or It's always a crisis actor or antifa spy They cannot accept reality.
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Thread Pence "has not ruled out" invoking 25th amendment; wants to wait until President becomes "more unstable"
I remember when a "hormonal" woman being president was the greatest threat to the nation and world. Now we have a baby with their nuclear codes revoked, but not removed from office.
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Thread I want to live the Eneloop life, but I got questions
I swear mine funny last as long as they should and take forever to charge. And in my Xbox controller I get maybe one warning they are low and then die. I actually knew it was soon because the controller felt dead when rumble stopped.
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Thread You enter Walmart and upon entering you see a massive wall of MOUNTAIN DEW MAJOR MELON. How many cases do you put in your cart?
Haven't tried it. But kudos. I had a wall the first time Baja Blast was released.
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Thread Microsoft Rewards |OT| Where you get Game Pass + XBL Gold and more for free
Can't remember. It I used promo credit that expires in 90 days, and do a refund.. Does it expired.. Within original 90 days Reset 90 days No expiration, 1 year. Thinking about changing between digital and physical.
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Thread Peacock’s pricing tiers are based on how much you love The Office
I don't care about the office, so it doesn't bother me. Wife has paid for hulu for years. The ads don't bother me. We get to watch what we want and when, and the ads are normally a minute max. Better than the 5 minutes of crap I remember a long time ago.
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Thread "The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors." President Trump on Twitter
If he's not dog whistling, he is gas lighting.. His trick bag is pretty shallow. I think there may be a projector in there too.
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Thread With the Switch Lite being a Thing, shouldn't there also be a dedicated Home-Console Switch for People who value Performance over Portability?
Like a Series Home and Series Portable?
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Thread Twitch's role in making a game popular again seems to be happening again with Rust. Where are the competitors?
A competitor needs to be part of a large integrated infrastructure. Youtube and Facebook are the best option. Microsoft tried with Mixer, but couldn't pull the views. Nobody wanted to leave Twitch for an "external" platform. Most have or use Youtube and Facebook. They can embed or target viewers. Honestly I don't see much live Youtube gaming lures. But often scrolling Facebook, I see "this person live" - I never click however. TLDR
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Thread Woman: "My mother is in the hospital with COVID, you assholes" Anti-mask protester: "That's life. People die. Your father's not special"
What a fool, especially with the "all lives matter" mask. 4 years of dog whistles have awakened the horde.
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Thread The newest Xbox controller has one of the best D-Pads I've had the pleasure of using
It is quite satisfying, however it could be just a tad more quiet. With that being said, it doesn't bother me that much. Feels responsive, and trustworthy.
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Thread [Dec. 31] Baltimore Sun: Ineligible people registering for COVD vaccines meant for essential workers in Howard County, Maryland, health agency says
Put them on standby for all the idiot first responders that don't want it.
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Thread LIVE: Senate debates $2000 stimulus checks and overturning Trump's defense bill veto
I don't like threatening with "answer to voters" - in reality it should have teeth, but it isn't a guarantee. I'm not sure what else you can really say though.
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Thread I played Control partially at release, considering jumping back in. How have the updates and DLC been since then?
Thanks. I'm also hoping, that maybe my current save will work with Ultimate. But wouldn't be bad if I had to repeat it.
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Thread Is it worth getting a standalone 4K player when you already have a PS5?
Are consoles good at turning off game mode and changing to a theater preset? I know they are supposed to enable auto game on. Otherwise, I'm guilty of destroying true iq when I watch anything.
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Thread How has your daily dress changed due to the pandemic?
I'm wfh, but still dress up a little bit. Before my shift I drop the kids off at daycare, so I have to be dressed. Then I just stay in the jeans until I pick them up later. Our training also suggested: dress right, work right. I understand the mentality. Same boat as look good, feel good.
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Thread LIVE: Senate debates $2000 stimulus checks and overturning Trump's defense bill veto
I really wish garbage couldn't be slip in our bundled with things. Especially when it's something like this. What the heck does holding social media accountable have to do with giving people relief?
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Thread GTA V is a PS3/360 game and it's probably better than any open-world released in 2020. What do you expect from a GTA VI for the PS5/XSX?
This image was so clean I had to double take it. A neon Gta with modern lighting could be cool again.
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Thread Friend has problems with FOMO in games, 100% map clears and it saps fun out of gameplay
I've been guilty. This is why sometimes I prefer linear games. I know where to go, what to do and have less distraction. I tried playing Fallout 3 and wanted to check out things around the quest line, would get lost, off track and encumbered. Playing Mankind Divided, I wanted to clear houses and climb into any window I could. Just because I could, even if not related to story. Then effectually, you forget the story, and it doesn't have the same impact it should. Some how I managed Origins and Odyssey.
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Thread What's the craziest/dumbest (legal) thing an employer has asked you to do and did you do it?
We were asked to comp shop. Go in with a list and write down all their prices. If it's pure dumb.. "see how fast you can touch the water" We had light fixtures that would short out around water. They installed grounding probes to stop shocks..
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Thread I Don't Understand People Driving with Their Hazzard Lights on in Bad Weather
Written I drive around Central Ohio, I often see flashers in bad weather. I've seen it during sunny downpours where the road became a mirror, downpour with zero visibility, fog and snow. Not every car model has fog lights either.
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Thread If Microsoft had held back Kinect and released it as an exclusive feature for Xbox One, would the console and technology have been more popular?
It being an option would have been nicer. The panic over it surveillaling everything was a harsh reaction Imo. We've invited nearly every other device and permitted them to collect and monitor our lives.
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Thread Wait, would deepfakes actually make anything worse?
It was inevitable with technology. But there could be problems with it. Especially with a cult mentality. Currently a massive amount of people will follow willingly with poor falsehoods. How many more can be gained with a more convincing facsimile.
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Thread 20 passengers test positive for Covid-19 on a single flight from the UK to Jamaica, all 301 passengers to quarantine.
This was an internal concern at our last job. There were assistance programs that could pay bills and wages if you lost time due to covid. One of our manager said anyone that willingly put themselves, and by extension coworkers at risk, shouldn't be eligible.
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Thread I see thousands of paystubs. My thoughts on college
Try to go community and local as much as possible. The cost quickly skyrocket 1000% - but you have to weigh the name on the paper sometimes. Joe's Doctor School isn't as appealing to an employee as The University of Doctors. Anywhere you go, racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars of loans that take almost your entire adulthood to pay off is absurd.
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Thread Xbox GwG January 2021 : Little Nightmares, Dead Rising, KoF XIII & Breakdown
Little Nightmares is cool. I bought the complete a few years ago and was working on finishing it up. The base is a great freebie. Dead Rising is a classic. Fun game, but I hated the controls. Everything is clunky. If you can survive its demands, it's worth it. The rest are whatever.
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Thread User Reports: Sony & MS may deny Cyberpunk 2077 Refunds, Tells Customers to Wait for January and February Patch. YMMV
Any luck returning a physical copy? I remember Amazon accepted some returns for Mass Effect 3 due to the "faulty" ending. Software, specifically games, is one of those things that both digitally and physically are hard to return and could still see improvement.
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Thread Trudeau: “As Canada gets vaccinated, if we have more vaccines than necessary, absolutely we will be sharing with the world,”
If? I thought they had enough to dose the pop 5 times over. Either way, good guys.
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Thread Control PS5 and Xbox Series X|S details - 60fps or 30 fps with Raytracing - Digital release Feb 2, retail release March 2
I was lucky to score a copy last year for $10, and gave it a month ago for $10. So I bought the Ultimate on sale for $20 to enjoy the refresh and dlc.
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Thread Terminator: Resistance Enhanced announced for PS5, March 26, 2021; Free Upgrade, 4K/60FPS and Dualsense Features; Paid DLC announced for Summer 2021
55 meta but I've heard mostly positive things. Just sent 50% on Xbox for $20 now.
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Thread DOOM Eternal details plans for 2021: The Ancient Gods Part 2, next-gen update, multiplayer content (Invasion mode, new maps/demons for Battlemode..)
Is this going to stay on gamepass? I'm not sure of all the vault rules or rotations.
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Thread DOOM Eternal details plans for 2021: The Ancient Gods Part 2, next-gen update, multiplayer content (Invasion mode, new maps/demons for Battlemode..)
Yeah I want sure how any permanent plan works out. Esperanto them acquire after the game was released. Future titles likely won't be a problem.
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Thread New Xbox Live Sales - Ghostrunner, XIII Remastered -25%, Monster Boy, Star Wars Bundle (Squadrons, Fallen Order, & Battlefront 2) $39.99 and more
I wonder if there will be any proper Valhalla sales yes.
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Thread New Xbox Live Sales - Ghostrunner, XIII Remastered -25%, Monster Boy, Star Wars Bundle (Squadrons, Fallen Order, & Battlefront 2) $39.99 and more
Should be done Xbox /new year starting Monday?
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Thread Do you think face masks will still be prevalent after most of the world gets the COVID-19 vaccine?
I wouldn't mind if they were more the norm during "flu season" - time and again people have demonstrated they will not stay home, so at least a little protection would be appreciated.
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Thread Gears 5: Hivebusters |OT| Shifting Gears to next-gen.
Installed on Series X and got an error. 0x80070490 83.6gb v1.2.865.0 Uh weird, after a minute it works. Then i launch and nothing works. Says mandatory 42gb patch with checkmark. Then another 8gb campaign dlc update. This is kinda messy?
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Thread Paqui One Chip Challenge |OT| 2.2m scoville? Sign me up for 5
My wife found these on clearance. Fire Lime, Haunted Ghost Pepper chips. And 2 of the one chip challenge chips. Each about $1. Fire Lime was not hot, my 3 year old wants more. The Haunted were quite hot. Haven't tried the challenge yet. And no, the 3 year old isn't trying anymore.
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Thread Hardware Unboxed claims Nvidia has banned them from receiving future FE samples because they did not focus much on Ray Tracing.
Watching now. I remember him dropping sponsors for VPN and other things, calling companies or 3 and dating no more business with them. Unless they do complete 180 and earn back trust over time. Lesse how he treats Nvidia.