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Just started Sniper Elite 4 after the recommendations on here. It's great, but I don't feel like I understand all my options in the first area. 

 

By which I mean did I: 1. Miss another tutorial somewhere 2. Fail to be imaginative enough?

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Leaving on May 31:

 

EA Sports NHL 20 (Console)
Farming Simulator 19 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Knockout City (Console and PC) EA Play
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest (PC)
Superhot Mind Control Delete (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Yes Your Grace (Cloud, Console, and PC)

 

I think Knockout City is going F2P so we shouldn't lose access to that.

 

I'm halfway through a playthrough of Yes, Your Grace though so need to knuckle down and finish that. I think it's the first time I've actually been caught out by an impending Game Pass removal.

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44 minutes ago, StephenM said:

Just started Sniper Elite 4 after the recommendations on here. It's great, but I don't feel like I understand all my options in the first area. 

 

By which I mean did I: 1. Miss another tutorial somewhere 2. Fail to be imaginative enough?

 

Probably 2.  But it's the first area - I didn't get close to all the objectives.  It's a rare game that you can go back to when you've finished it and try out some of the skills you've learned.  The good thing is that some of those skills aren't just because you're a bit underpowered - you end up taking some ridiculous risks when you understand the set pieces and the game mechanics.

 

Definitely a game you learn a lot from as you progress.

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1 hour ago, StephenM said:

Just started Sniper Elite 4 after the recommendations on here. It's great, but I don't feel like I understand all my options in the first area. 

 

By which I mean did I: 1. Miss another tutorial somewhere 2. Fail to be imaginative enough?

 

35 minutes ago, Boothjan said:

 

Probably 2.  But it's the first area - I didn't get close to all the objectives.  It's a rare game that you can go back to when you've finished it and try out some of the skills you've learned.  The good thing is that some of those skills aren't just because you're a bit underpowered - you end up taking some ridiculous risks when you understand the set pieces and the game mechanics.

 

Definitely a game you learn a lot from as you progress.

If you've played the recent Hitman games, it's a bit like those. As you get better/play more, you start to experiment with the emergent possibilities. Just let it grow on you.

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I signed up for Game Pass for PC. It seems to need me to use the Xbox app to install stuff now, is that correct? I couldn't see another way of doing it but maybe didn't see the sensible option in my haste to play Unpacking.

 

The Xbox app is being a piece of crap and won't let me sign in. One of the options suggested to solve is to "find the Microsoft account you used to sign in to the Xbox app and select Remove." on my PC, but that feels a little extreme, anyone else had to do that?

 

EDIT: Solved by updating my PC with optional updates.

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There's no dedicated thread for it, so I thought this would be the best place to mention it: Superliminal is great, a mind-bending, perspective-breaking puzzler that starts off a bit too similar to Portal but then starts to really go places, man. And, best of all, it's only three hours long. Definitely check it out. I posted a mini review in the completed games thread:

 

 

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Deal still works in case that helps anyone’s nerves before pulling the trigger on three years of Xbox Live.

 

Just did it. The wording is very misleading at the point of conversion but I checked and I’m good till 2025.

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There was no indication that Microsoft was planning on closing this loophole down anytime soon, but I suspect that with PlayStation now launching their own subscription service that they're definitely going to keep the loophole up for the foreseeable. Makes game pass look even more attractive - meanwhile Sony is blocking people from stacking Now codes.

 

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16 hours ago, carlito said:

Deal still works in case that helps anyone’s nerves before pulling the trigger on three years of Xbox Live.

 

Just did it. The wording is very misleading at the point of conversion but I checked and I’m good till 2025.

 

Thank you. Mine expires today (where did that three years go?), so it's good to have confirmation it still works.

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Gah!

 

I was hoping to have 72,000 MS Reward points by today so I could get 4 x 3 month Live Gold codes and a month code for GPU so I could redeem my GPU sub for nowt for a while.

 

Points I actually have... 70,045...

 

Bugger!! :D

 

Edit: 4 x 3 month XBL Gold subs for 60,000. Used the £4 gift card that MS sent me a while ago. Re-upped to GPU until 23rd June next year for £6.99 of "real money". Done!

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I had a quick go of Floppy Knights at lunchtime as it's new out today - from the first few levels it seems like a fun cross between SRPG type gameplay with card draws and deck building. Slay the Spire Emblem?

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Gotta say, I was studiously ignoring the game because, well, it's called Floppy Knights. But that's an interesting sounding combination of mechanics; I may just have to give it a try.

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On 24/05/2022 at 15:07, Darren said:

I had a quick go of Floppy Knights at lunchtime as it's new out today - from the first few levels it seems like a fun cross between SRPG type gameplay with card draws and deck building. Slay the Spire Emblem?

 

Thanks so much for highlighting this, I think it might have passed me by otherwise. Unsurprisingly a mix of Slay the Spire and Advance Wars is right up my street. I think I'm going to really enjoy this one.

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Citizen Sleeper was an intriguing one. A cross between a visual novel and a dice-rolling RPG set on a space station, with you playing an android avatar seeking answers to layer upon layer of mystery and some sort of conclusion to your fate.

 

It runs out of steam a little once certain pressing matters have been taken care of, but there’s some excellent writing and characterisation and it does a lot with relatively little. I liked the undercurrent of its anti-capitalism messaging and there are some poignant endings to be found, depending on the choices you make. Fans of visual novels should check it out if you have the 5 hours it takes to complete to spare.

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Anyone who enjoyed Fez or The Witness should absolutely check out Tunic. I'm currently 20 hours in, and in a year where Elden Ring didn't come out it would be my GOTY. To begin with, it feels like a knock off Death's Door with mushier combat, but once you start to push against the edges a little it becomes something very different...

 

Get it played, people! The dedicated thread is very lonely.

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Just now, Jamie John said:

Anyone who enjoyed Fez or The Witness should absolutely check out Tunic. I'm currently 20 hours in, and in a year where Elden Ring didn't come out it would be my GOTY. To begin with, it feels like a knock off Death's Door with mushier combat, but once you start to push against the edges a little it becomes something very different...

 

Get it played, people! The dedicated thread is very lonely.


Just starting this now after finally finishing Elden Ring. Love the instruction book art!

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11 hours ago, Jamie John said:

Anyone who enjoyed Fez or The Witness should absolutely check out Tunic. I'm currently 20 hours in, and in a year where Elden Ring didn't come out it would be my GOTY. To begin with, it feels like a knock off Death's Door with mushier combat, but once you start to push against the edges a little it becomes something very different...

 

Get it played, people! The dedicated thread is very lonely.

 

Absolutely want to get this on the go, but Elden Ring is so special I'm dedicating 100% of my gaming free time to it and shooting for the Platinium. 
I've made the mistake before of abandoning a game that I'm really, really enjoying for something new and shiny then weirdly... just wanting to play the game I left and not this new thing. Tunic looks amazing, but I need to give it the time and attention it deserves. 

It's totally a thing with Elden Ring for me, it's an all-timer and I'm not nearly done with it. 

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2 minutes ago, Kevvy Metal said:

 

Absolutely want to get this on the go, but Elden Ring is so special I'm dedicating 100% of my gaming free time to it and shooting for the Platinium. 
I've made the mistake before of abandoning a game that I'm really, really enjoying for something new and shiny then weirdly... just wanting to play the game I left and not this new thing. Tunic looks amazing, but I need to give it the time and attention it deserves. 

It's totally a thing with Elden Ring for me, it's an all-timer and I'm not nearly done with it. 

 

Yep, get the Plat in Elden Ring first, because one Tunic gets its hooks in, it doesn't let go. I finished it earlier today but am going to go back to get the 1000GS because I love it so much. I've been completely obsessed with it for the last four days and am reading through old Reddit posts and all sorts of shit.

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14 hours ago, Jamie John said:

Anyone who enjoyed Fez or The Witness should absolutely check out Tunic. I'm currently 20 hours in, and in a year where Elden Ring didn't come out it would be my GOTY. To begin with, it feels like a knock off Death's Door with mushier combat, but once you start to push against the edges a little it becomes something very different...

 

Get it played, people! The dedicated thread is very lonely.


Thanks for reminding me of this. I gave up on it when the combat got too hard for me (embarrassingly early on) but tried it again with all the stabilisers on, treating it like a 3D exploration puzzle, and I’m loving it.

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