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#1 Posted by andythemeZ (395 posts) -

I have downloaded all of Hitman 1 via Xbox Game Pass, and purchased Hitman 2 on disc. When I got to the point after the tutorial where it recommends you play Hitman 1 first using the new engine, it doesn’t recognize my game pass version and wants me to buy H1 GOTY at full price (like $40.)

I’m wondering if there’s a workaround, or if I can buy the $18 upgrade to Hitman 1 GOTY mean for H1 plain disc owners... or even a disc version of 1 GOTY which would only be $20 at GameStop rather than the $40-$60 they want for the whole 1 package.

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#2 Posted by andythemeZ (395 posts) -

Okay looks like I'll be getting the $139 bundle with the Pro controller with my gift cards.

But if anybody has more info about something else... that Hori single-left-joycon with D-PAD thing for $25... since I will be playing a ton at night in my room without a TV in handheld mode. Is that any good? Also, all those $24.99 and new $29.99 third party wired controllers with "pro controller" style layout, for cheap extras for friends and fam are they worthy or a hard PASS?

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#3 Edited by andythemeZ (395 posts) -

What are people saying is the best controller to play the new Smash with?

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#4 Posted by andythemeZ (395 posts) -

Seeing the original grand theft auto on the PS classic made me realize how similar it was to hotline Miami mixing cutesy 2D violence with a bad ass Tarantino-esque attitude and aesthetic.

Makes me wonder, could they make a polygonal 3D sequel that takes the series mainstream like GTA3? What would they need to do to make it happen? Can it translate that well? Who’d have thunk GTA could have anyway?

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#5 Posted by andythemeZ (395 posts) -

Learning to fly PF

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#6 Posted by andythemeZ (395 posts) -

Steve this contest strangely exposed what a weird, “disappointing” but not actually year this was for games. I wasn’t bored once this year. I had Fortnite and PUBG and their long shelf life predecessors Rocket League and Overwatch. Even crappy games like Mario Tennis and Mario Party seemed okay this venture around. God of War, Spider-Min, Red Dead all better than the average game even if they also had flaws. They made sequels to my personal GOTYs from recent past in Hitman and Just Cause.

Yet, and perhaps only in contrast to last year, we are faced with a Tetris game being the one the staff is most likely to agree upon, and another Call of Duty sequel the one the whole staff can agree not to fight against. Hitman 2 did nothing wrong, it’s just more of the same, which is what everybody asked for, but it’s feeling like the drop from Uncharted 2 to 3 as far as GOTY interest goes. God of War feels like it came out last year, it’s goodwill seems to have faded the same way Horizon’s did in hindsight.

Because last years games were built to last, because of the rise of free to play, because of the huge increase in quality and practically of budget, alternative gameplay titles like Jackbox, 2018 felt like a great, busy year in gaming.

But looking at Tetris and Not Another Teen Call of Duty, the lack of long term lasting impact for GOW, the passed-over, eh-not-for-mereaction by half the staff to Spidey, the absolute hatred of parts of the staff for “Red Dead 76”, GOTY makes 2018 in gaming look like the type of years when next gen consoles launch.

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#7 Edited by andythemeZ (395 posts) -

1) Tetris Effect

2) Black Ops 4

3) Spider-Man

4) Astro Bot

5) Red Dead

6) Dead Cells

7) God of War

8) Moss

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#8 Edited by andythemeZ (395 posts) -

Thanks dude. Popular is indeed still showing up but thankfully lower. I also keep Day in History on because its awesome and don't mind the links to infinite. Overall its just what i needed.

Something unrelated to either new or old site, I've always wanted a way, if its possible, when on the big "new games" list, to edit the dates and show all releases for a certain time period. Great for going back to January when you're trying to make your personal GOTY list ya know? Wikipedia is often wrong, listing games intended to come out this year that got delayed. And since GB/GS don't review all games anymore, releases page would help. Anybody else feel this way?

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#9 Edited by andythemeZ (395 posts) -

Firefox link says download failed check connection every time. My internet is fine otherwise.

And from that link it downloads but says cannot install because it appears to be corrupt.

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#10 Posted by andythemeZ (395 posts) -

It’s been a hella busy year, with the whole industry desperately trying to pry us away from free to play games, and create ~*~*~*|*MINDSHARE ~*~**~* against the Red Dead juggernaut.

With the Black Friday sales coming up its time many of us look to buy up the games we missed all year dirt cheap.

What’s are the games you all have most surprisingly forgotten came out in 2018?

1) Another Tomb Raider apparently? Is this the third or fourth since the gritty reboot? Porting the 360 one and the whole MS vs Sony exclusivity thing makes it hard for me to remember.

2) Just Cause 4 exists and is apparently coming next month.

3) The Crew 2 and Far Cry 5 both came out this year not Fall ‘17, and mid year no less.

4) Darksiders 3 is coming out in like two weeks with little fanfare yet.

5) As Jeff and Brad mentioned recently... MGS Survive was a 2018 game. Feels like 2015.

6) That PS3 Assassins Creed game, Rogue, that came out around the time of the broken PS4 one was ported to current gen consoles.

7) A Way Out

8) Original GCN Luigi’s Mansion ported to 3DS.