The XBOX One


#9795

Did Sony even have a big VR presence at E3? Anything major?


#9796

Back in May, Sony told investors PS VR was growing below expectations:

Sounds like it’s not exactly a run away success. It’s not surprising to see MS not commit to it right now.


#9797

Don’t think so. The Squanch Games project that was briefly shown during the press conference is a PSVR endeavor, but I’d consider it a fig leaf.


#9798

Dayum:


#9799

There’s a new xbox quest thingy to add 5 friends this week for “mystery bonus content”.
We’re Kwizzam on there if anyone needs a +1.

Free play weekend:

  • 7 days to die
  • Killing Floor 2
  • Pro Evo Soccer 18 (also in gamepass)

Returned to gamepass:

  • A World for Keflings
  • D4
  • Hexic 2
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jetpack Refueled
  • Joe Danger 2
  • Monaco
  • Monday Night Combat
  • N+
  • Roundabout (fun and weird!)
  • Stacking
  • The Maw

Games leaving next week:

  • Bard’s Gold
  • Monaco
  • Resident Evil 6

#9800

I saw that quest, and I was thinking “I think I already have all my real friends and Qt3 friends on my friends list, I don’t want to add random strangers”.

I’ll check tonight to see if Kwizzam is on my friends list. It doesn’t sound familiar! Yay!


#9801

lol


#9802

I pointed this out in the State of Decay 2 thread but I think it bears mentioning here - SoD2 was the highest selling game for May. Microsoft has claimed it has internal data telling them that Game Pass is strengthening game sales rather than siphoning from them, and I guess this is the proof. Kind of nuts though.


#9803

Hey! I felt kind of burned when that went off the pass on the 30th rather than the 31st. Time to go back and finish up.


#9804

I tried out Black Ops II a couple of months ago and I only got hacked lobbies.

Edit: I don’t think the issue is 360 BC, but mostly that the CoD games have shitty net code and are easily hackable.


#9805

Ha! Yeah, that popped up today for me on YouTube. It’s a good ad.


#9806

Yeah, unless we have a world of parallel universes in which we can A/B test, we’ll never be able to say with absolute certainty. But now with Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 both topping the charts in their respective months despite also being available in Game Pass really undercuts the presumption that Game Pass would kill full-priced copies.

SoD2 hitting #1 is even more impressive once you realize that NPD’s chart tracks revenue, not unit sales, so its $30 means it had to sell ~2x when the 2nd place game did if it was full price in order to get there.


#9807

Here I am, sitting here staring at a screen telling me my pre-ordered copy of NieR:Automata is due to unlock on the 25th. Well, it’s the 25th and I can’t play… oh wait, what’s this? It’s due to unlock at 9pm PST?

What the hell? Why did Microsoft change this? Why not call this the 26th (midnight EST) like they used to? I got bamboozled by this new formatting.


#9808

Thought this was interesting:

Technically it’s a demo, they’re saying, so no achievements. Not that it affects my interest, just thought it was worth mentioning.


#9809

Specific time gated releases has been a trend for a while now. At Blizzard we knew North America came online at 9PM Pacific / Midnight Eastern for a launch. Doing it this way helped us (theoretically) prepare for the release.


#9810

Unlock times are 100% up to the game developer to decide, and Microsoft offers them the tools to do whatever kind of release they’d like. Sometimes developers choose a worldwide simultaneously release, other developers choose a rolling release which gradually unlocks over time in each territory.

The store page will show you whatever your personal unlock time is depending on how the developer configured it.


#9811

Just a few more days until it’s July, will Next Up Hero still be released this month as part of the game pass?


#9812

#9813

OMG. I’m going to be playing so much SWOS.


#9814

Surprised we haven’t yet gotten a July GwG announcement. Gotta be imminent.