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    [–] Have you ever quit a game for so long that once you're ready to come back to it, you just go ahead and start over? Captain_Natsu 3 points ago in xboxone

    LPT: Instead of starting again, just look up cutscenes on YouTube. Unless of course you want to start again in which case go ahead and have fun.

    [–] 343 is looking for feature wishlists for MCC patch Captain_Natsu -1 points ago in xboxone

    I posted it there but I may as well post it here as well:

    Fun new campaign options - e.g. shotguns only, every enemy is a hunter, ability to summon any vehicles whenever and wherever. Also scoring and time tracking even when you are goofing around with skulls or one of these fun modes. Currently the campaign additions and UI feel geared towards competitive play. Not everyone has to or wants to play competitively, need to cater for those who just want to have fun as well. I believe it will add to the replayability

    [–] Can you buy games for friends overseas yet? Captain_Natsu 1 points ago in xboxone

    You can do it on Steam which also has different regional pricing. I don't see why Xbox can't also make it happen.

    [–] Xbox chief calls for more inclusivity and an end to toxic gamers Captain_Natsu 17 points ago in xboxone

    He is referring to discrimination or bias against people based on their gender or ethnicity and wanting to create a more inclusive culture. It isn't about whether people can purchase an Xbox but more about the workplace culture and also the online community.

    [–] Sea of Thieves closed beta had 30% to 35% of the players playing on PC. Scale test up to 50% Captain_Natsu -1 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in xboxone

    I don't get how you can argue that it isn't, specifically in reference to it being platform for PC gaming.

    Let's start at browsing for games. The store is absolutely crammed full of mobile games. There is no distinction made between tablet/mobile styled games and proper PC games. Even if you search under categories like Shooter or Racing, you are still overloaded with seemingly endless supply of mobile games. You can filter out most the mobile games by searching under Xbox Live games but now all of a sudden you can no longer search by category or sort by rating or recently added. Even if I could, it is simply too tedious to have to navigate to this point. So in terms of browsing for proper PC games it is practically unusable.

    Ok let's move past that and into browsing the games I already own. For perspective on this, I have owned a WP for 4 years and a Windows Tablet for about 6. My list of games is crammed full of every game I have ever downloaded on either my phone or my tablet along with some extra ones Microsoft decided to associate with my account and some apps, once again a seemingly endless list. If I filter down to only games that works on this device, I am down to a few pages. I only own about 4 or 5 proper Windows 10 Store PC games. There is no way to search for downloaded games either so for browsing games I already own it is extremely tedious and difficult.

    So it is a store that I cannot realistically use to browse for games I potentially want to buy or games that I already own. On top of this, there is no friends list integration and no way to view my Xbox profile. These are just what I consider fundamental problems.

    You can say that it isn't meant to be a PC gaming platform like Steam or GoG and that is fine but if they don't want to be a proper PC gaming platform then at least enable us to buy and play the games through a store that does.

    [–] Sea of Thieves closed beta had 30% to 35% of the players playing on PC. Scale test up to 50% Captain_Natsu 1 points ago in xboxone

    I'm an Xbox and a PC gamer with mostly PC gamer friends. It launching cross-play will enable me and my wife to play co-op together with only one copy of the game and it will enable us to play with our PC friends. Where is the negative in that?

    [–] Sea of Thieves closed beta had 30% to 35% of the players playing on PC. Scale test up to 50% Captain_Natsu -3 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in xboxone

    The issue isn't that we want MS to give up on Microsoft Store, the issue is that the Microsoft Store is absolute garbage and MS has shown no sign it will improve. If they are unwilling to improve on it to make it bearable then I'd prefer if they just released on Steam. If they make it okay, I'm not expecting Steam levels of good, just something that is useable, then I would be happy.

    [–] Super Lucky's Tale sequel/DLC "Rest assured, you'll see Lucky again." Captain_Natsu 72 points ago in xboxone

    That's good, game has a lot of charm and a lot of potential. I feel it needs a bigger team behind it to take it to the next level. A part of me hopes MS buys up and invests in the studio to make this a core Xbox IP.

    [–] Gregg Mayles is not aware of or working on a Banjo 20th Anniversary game Captain_Natsu 4 points ago in xboxone

    Activision put out Crash Trilogy and would also put out Spyro. Sony doesn't own either IP.

    [–] Preliminary E3 2018 floor plans are up Captain_Natsu 2 points ago in xboxone

    Nup, I think Halo 6 will be announced but will launch 2019 with a beta later this year. It's a game they can announce early as we all know it is coming and we all know what to expect. I think following the anger from Halo 5 they had to take a step back and pivot it in a new direction. I guess we will see.

    [–] Preliminary E3 2018 floor plans are up Captain_Natsu -3 points ago in xboxone

    Well there are no announced 2018 exclusives coming after E3 this year. We can assume Forza Horizon will be there. I think Halo will be late 2019. I also think Ori will be early 2019.

    Unless they have a lot of surprise announcements, I don't think they have a lot to show off.

    [–] Rumor: Disney Has Reached Out to UbiSoft and Activision About Star Wars Games license. Captain_Natsu 26 points ago in PS4

    I don't really trust any big publishers these days. How about they think of developers instead:

    CD Projekt - Mature open-world Star Wars RPG

    Playground Games - Open-world podracer

    Arkane Studios - Jedi assassin game

    Respawn - Star Wars FPS

    [–] Sea of Thieves - No loot boxes. Premium shop coming post-launch which will include pets. Won't be able to buy items that impact power or progression. Captain_Natsu 397 points ago in xboxone

    I would assume not.

    Personally, I am fine with that. They don't impact progression or power, they are a fun optional thing. Hopefully it will allow them to provide better free support to the game post-launch.

    [–] WC: Become a Pirate Legend in Sea of Thieves: Character creation, personal hideouts, 'raid' content, and more Captain_Natsu -7 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago) in xboxone

    I was hoping for more content announcements today.

    By what they said, I'm unsure about the proposed ship customisation and pirate legend system. They are creating two tiers of pirates which I don't like the idea of.

    Personally I would like ship customisation to be available to all players. I would prefer if you could visit outposts and be aable to change your ship there with your crew. It means you would have more to spend your money on and also it your crew would create a unique ship together on your voyage.

    In any case, it seems like it will be a really fun game. I'm really looking forward to it.

    [–] Sea of Thieves - No loot boxes. Premium shop coming post-launch which will include pets. Won't be able to buy items that impact power or progression. Captain_Natsu 866 points ago in xboxone

    Some key quotes:

    "No loot boxes. No loot crates," Neate confirmed.

    Rare insisted the premium shop will sell nothing that affects player power or progression. Also, you'll always know what you're buying, hence no loot boxes.

    To that end, the first addition to the Sea of Thieves premium shop will be virtual pets, which you can buy directly (individually). These pets work like other items in the game: they're physical objects that can be held not just by the owner, but by other players.

    [–] Recommendation for an Avid PS4 player Captain_Natsu 1 points ago in xboxone

    Get gamepass. It has a lot of notable exclusoves and will be getting all upcoming exclusives e.g. Sea of Thieves.

    Forza Horizon 3 and Ori are in my opinion the two best games on Xbox. Unfortunately I don't think either are on Gamepass yet.

    [–] What’s your “Don’t trust the critics on this one” game? Captain_Natsu 15 points ago in xboxone

    Gorgeous to look at (when it was released anyway) but the gameplay left much to be desired. I hated that the world felt so narrow. You could tell it was built as a Kinect game then changed late in the process to be played with a controller.

    [–] What’s your “Don’t trust the critics on this one” game? Captain_Natsu 9 points ago in xboxone

    I wouldn't recommend ReCore to anyone. I regret buying it and I regret the time I spent playing it. Combat is basic to the point of being boring. The game forces you to go back through places multiple times to get everything. Not being able to swap corebots on the fly made exploration really annoying. You are forced to redo dungeons multiple times as you can't unlock everything the first time.

    [–] Kingdom Hearts 3 release date will be revealed at E3 Captain_Natsu 3 points ago in xboxone

    The conferences where they announce stuff are on the weekend leading up to E3 not E3 itself. E3 itself is just a whole bunch of upcoming games set up on the showfloor. The games you can play would generally be games being released over the next 6 months, not the big ones they just announced. I went a few years back before they opened it to the public and the lines were such that I couldn't be bothered lining up for any notable games. The unpopular games weren't typically too bad. I'd imagine it would be many times worse now they have opened it to the public.

    The atmosphere is great though.

    Personally I wouldn't recommend anyone go unless they are media with a lot of appointments lined up.

    [–] Kingdom Hearts 3 release date will be revealed at E3 Captain_Natsu 11 points ago in xboxone

    Are you going as media or member of public? You may already know this but the conferences where they will announce it is media only. Also the show floor gets crazy busy, expect to wait in line for over an hour if you want to play it. Don't want to be a downer, just want to make sure your expectations aren't too high.