The XBOX One

Were you logged with a live account? Showed as free for me.

Nope, checked again. Wonder if there’s some prerequisite I don’t have. Ah well, I still have the disk…

Apparently it was a pricing error.

The headline is clickbaity, but I thought the talk about how the culture at Xbox has changed was interesting.

It should be on XGP anyway, as a commercial for P2.

Yeah, I mean I guess Microsoft owns Psychonauts now so they could do that? Maybe when it gets a bit closer to the sequel’s release they’ll do that.

I would be willing to bet that that’s the plan. Best way to entice gamers who never knew about the first game to check it out and advertise the second game close to release.

Though if that is the plan, they might want to cut out the Meat Circus.

I think that was patched to be easier. When I got there, I didn’t experience the difficulty of fabled lore.

I always thought the difficulty of the Meat Circus was overstated anyway.

It was mostly ok platforming, but there was this one jump I must have missed at least a couple of dozen times. I think that part of the problem for a lot of folks was that it included a timed escort quest for a while as well, but that was only part of the overall level.

Probably the same jump as the one I have never managed to get past, despite trying for an hour or so once every year since release.

There’s one where you have to go from the front to the back of a vertical mid-air grille you’re clinging to? That one took me a few tries :)

Courtesy of CAG:

$100 Xbox currency for $90. I might have jumped on that in the old days. But in the era of Game Pass, I’m wondering, will I even spend that?

I didn’t get to check out many demos, but it was nice to see someone else show some of them off in this video.

Apparently a bunch of delisted 360 games have showed up again as available on the marketplace:

Hey nice. @tomchick, Midnight Club: LA is on that list. On the other hand, it’s on Xbox, so that doesn’t help you.

Unfortunately, a bunch of games have already re-delisted including Midnight Club: Los Angeles (at least in the US).

Couldn’t you just spend your Xbox bucks on game pass subs?

I could. But I earn enough Microsoft bucks through bing searches and activities and such to keep that subscription going perpetually without spending real money on it.