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polypusher wrote:

Part of that update talks about Touch Controls added for some games. I went and tried Citizen Sleeper for a minute on my iPad. It seems their idea of touch controls is a virtual controller printed on top of the game rather than direct input (Tap on the Continue button to Continue)

Is there a setting I'm missing or is that it? If that's it, does anyone value that? Seems pointless. I can't imagine actually playing a game this way.

Yeah I'm not a fan of it. Thankfully if I'm playing on my iPad, I can connect a controller via bluetooth and be very happy. Does kind of kill most options but if I want something simple on a second screen I can use the TV for something else.

I've been playing Dusk Falls. Gripping and tense.

1Dgaf wrote:

I've been playing Dusk Falls. Gripping and tense.

Me too, gotta take it slowly because every decision feels like a big decision and always somethings happens. Choices matter in this game, there are no good or bad ones either.
Good game.

Forbes wrote:

Oooo, Powerwash simulator. I can see what all this chill hype is about.

Is anyone having problems with not being able to run this on X-Box One? I can't seem to get pass the 'game agreement and EULA' . I can't scroll thru it to accept. I've tried everything that I can think of. Anyone?

Thanks

Using a list I found online of all the games that have been removed from Game Pass I was able to free up about 500gigs on my Xbox's SSDs. Was a pain in the booty though and I bet I missed a couple. They really need a better way to clean removed games up.

But then you wouldn't click it to play, find out it's been removed, and then buy it in the store anyway because you really want to play that game, right now!

Most of them were things I downloaded and never even got around to trying out :/

That is a very good argument for using the Cloud Streaming option. If you want to try a game right now, do it!

I need to replace...all of our Xbox One controllers. All have some level of drift now.
Powerwash Simulator runs fine on Xbox One X, but...drifting controllers remove this from the zen category for me...

That's crazy. I have never had drift problems with any of my xbox one controllers. We still have two "Day One" controllers from the launch of the initial xBox one as well. Although I do have a friend that snaps the thumb sticks in FIFA and he has went through a couple of his controllers.

My gen one Elite has a little drift, but not enough to bother about.

I usually break the shoulder buttons once or twice per controller before I get drift but eventually I always get drift. Usually the controller has graduated from mine to “general family controller” by then tho. I'm a bit rough on controllers.

Rykin wrote:

Using a list I found online of all the games that have been removed from Game Pass I was able to free up about 500gigs on my Xbox's SSDs. Was a pain in the booty though and I bet I missed a couple. They really need a better way to clean removed games up.

They're working on it.

ThomasJay wrote:
Rykin wrote:

Using a list I found online of all the games that have been removed from Game Pass I was able to free up about 500gigs on my Xbox's SSDs. Was a pain in the booty though and I bet I missed a couple. They really need a better way to clean removed games up.

They're working on it.

Better late than never.

Rykin wrote:

Using a list I found online of all the games that have been removed from Game Pass I was able to free up about 500gigs on my Xbox's SSDs. Was a pain in the booty though and I bet I missed a couple. They really need a better way to clean removed games up.

Doesn't the Storage settings for a specific drive give you a checkbox list of what's on it and whether you want to move or delete the selected ones?

Kurrelgyre wrote:
Rykin wrote:

Using a list I found online of all the games that have been removed from Game Pass I was able to free up about 500gigs on my Xbox's SSDs. Was a pain in the booty though and I bet I missed a couple. They really need a better way to clean removed games up.

Doesn't the Storage settings for a specific drive give you a checkbox list of what's on it and whether you want to move or delete the selected ones?

Yes but it doesn't tell you the license status of those games (Owned, Disc, Games With Gold, Game Pass, Expired Game Pass, etc). If you go into My Games & Apps and then to Manage and then to Free Up Space there are two options: Leftover Add-on and Shrinkable Games. Be a perfect place for a Retired Game Pass games option.

No idea what the gameplay is like but it's pretty and coming to game pass

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You can thank me for Wildlands. Purchased last week during the scam…I mean bait-and-switch sale. Great game though.

Ooh, glad to see Expeditions: Rome will reach a wider audience on Game Pass.

Cross-posting from the other thread:

Yes, Expeditions: Rome is excellent

I'm near the end of the first act. This is hands down my favourite Expeditions game:
- Atmospheric writing/art (the series's traditional strength)
- Engaging tactical combat
- Fun companions

My main complaint is that it doesn't present information very well (e.g. no way to see enemy abilities, or which tiles are in range of enemies) - which is particularly noticeable after coming from Triangle Strategy this year.

Well worth checking out if you like turn-based tactical combat and/or the period.

Xbox is testing a Game Pass Ultimate ‘family plan’

Were this calculation to be replicated if the plan rolls out to all users, that would amount to $25 per month for the ‘family’ plan, as opposed to $15 per month for Game Pass Ultimate.

Hmm... looks like it won't be an option for those of us who are also paying monthly for the console itself. Ah well. My current setup is working well... I play stuff on PC and since my wife prefers controllers anyway she does any Game Pass stuff on the console.

I've got solo Ultimate paid up for almost 3 years with the One Neat Trick. Until my kids leave home, I don't think the minor flexibility of a true family plan would do enough to get me to upgrade.

They are calling it a "Family Plan", but the only restriction for other people on the plan is that they must live in the same country. The way I see it, this would be of most use to folks (either family or friends) who don't live in the same house and would like to share the cost and utility of a Game Pass subscription without having to mess around with "home consoles" and game sharing and all that stuff.

I suspect Microsoft is aware that members share their Game Pass subs with people outside of their household, and they want to make that process easier (and more expensive!).

And implemented in a way that leaves their customers less susceptible to credit card fraud than sharing a password to an account that can spend money.

The customer ain't gonna say "my buddy's kid bought 37 movies" because that's against the TOS. They're going to dispute the charges with their credit card company, which probably causes all kinds of fees and rate adjustments for Microsoft...

I finished Escape Academy last night. That game is great. I highly recommend it if you like puzzles. I hope they add dlc. It’s a great game for short play sessions. Each level was about 30 mins.

My wife and I have been playing Moonglow Bay. It's great, until it's not. Its a Stardew-like in that you are charged with revitalizing a run-down town, only instead of farming you're fishing and cooking, with wario-ware like microgames for each kind of activity (chop, filet, fry, hook, reel, etc). Its charming and attractive, soothing, not too stressful with the minigames... but

Wow is it buggy. I havent seen a game this buggy on console in a long time. Performance degrades noticeably as you progress, to the point where sometimes you fail a 'fry' activity because you released when you were supposed to but the game didn't recognize it for half a second. Then we hit a quest where theres some kind of progression bug and you have to glitch yourself past an invisible wall using every wall hacking skill in your repertoire because the cutscene won't trigger.

The later 'boss' encounters like the lightning fish and the twin fish are really janky. Its unclear what you're supposed to do or how, then you accidentally do the right thing, which you immediately think, 'uh, sure I guess that makes sense?' and just repeat that the requisite 3 times to win.

The fact that the early game is so nice and the mid-later game is so bad points to bad testing/bad project management/bad development. The later parts of the game can be tough to test if the devs don't provide valid shortcut methods to the test team, so either they dont know about these bugs (despite it being out for nearly a year now) or they don't give a sh*t. Probably the latter. They took their gamepass cash and probably just rushed into their next game without looking back.

Pretty disappointed in the devs (Bunnyhug) and Microsoft with this. Without the bugs its a lovely game. (And now I've checked the Steam reviews on it and wow, Mostly Negative, with reason)