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I don't get sweaty hands but I do unconsciously tense up and bite my lips when I play competitive games such as fighting games and FPS's. Less so with racing games. I never realize it in the moment but I can physically feel the tension leave my body when a game ends. I actually hate it lol

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Gamepass is the gift that keeps on giving. By the time I finish Jedi Fallen Order and Pokémon, Halo Reach should be out. I never played it but I'm definitely excited to jump into the remastered version.

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@bisonhero: Like you, I didn't enjoy The Last Jedi and Rogue One is my second favorite movie behind Empire Strikes Back. I enjoyed the first episode of The Mandalorian. Tonally it feels similar to Rogue One. So far there is nothing to do with Jedi or other Force sensitive people. The dialog was quite good and the set designs and cinematography looked great. I was also surprised by how good the CGI was for a television show. Anyways, it was a fun first episode. There is obviously a lot more to tell, but I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes now.

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Serious question for those of you that have started playing The Crew 2 or played the most recent beta: If I really liked the first game, which I did, do you think I will like this game? I've been hearing a lot of negativity surrounding The Crew 2 but I can't tell if it's from people that played and liked the first one or not. I would love to hear from people that spent a considerable amount of time with the first game and how this one compares.

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I’m currently around 150 hours in and I can say that this is a fantastic game. I bounced off of the first Xenoblade Chronicles after chapter 3 or so and I really didn't like the character design in this game based on the trailers I saw beforehand so I honestly wasn't sure if I wanted to play it at all. I thought the main character looked lame and the main girl, Pyra, looked like way too much of a typical anime trope. But I was really bored one Sunday and bought it on a whim. I'm very glad I did. I really haven't played a JRPG since Final Fantasy XIII and if this game is anything to go off of then boy they sure have improved. The combat is very fun and engaging. There’s a lot going on, which does take some time to fully understand and get good at. Don’t worry about it too much though because the game keeps the tutorials coming way late into the game. It actually becomes fun to go grind out fights. There are so many systems and things to do in this game that you can never possibly be bored. There are a lot of options to how you want to approach combat as the main character. It can feel overwhelming at times but just know that almost everything is optional. You can play the style you want and level up the characters you want to use.

I have also really enjoyed the story so far. It may start out like a lot of anime or manga stories but they subvert a lot of your expectations and tropes of the genre. Some of the female characters may dress provocatively or look like a typically weak anime girl, but in this game they don’t act helpless. They’re actually usually pretty strong characters. There are a LOT of cut-scenes and they can be pretty lengthy too. That’s either a positive or negative depending on what you want to do. Sometimes you just want to go out and fight and sometimes you want to watch the story unfold. Lastly, as a big fan of anime this is probably the first time I have ever preferred the English voice acting as opposed to the Japanese. The characters sound stronger and more confident in English. In Japanese they sound whiny.

I really hope people don’t pass on this game. It’s worth experiencing. I can’t wait to give Xenoblade Chronicles X a chance after I beat this one.

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I went into work at 6am today so I could be off by 2:30pm and maximize playtime later today and through the weekend. I'm lucky to have a flexible schedule at work. Hopefully Amazon has already delivered the game by the time I get home. Outside of the official Nintendo trailers I haven't watched any gameplay videos or anything, so I'm going into this totally fresh. I can't wait!

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@tuxedocruise: They won't say what triggered it. They don't want potential cheaters to know what to look for as a work around the system. Here is what they did say: "Update: As part of our ban review process, we have identified a group of players who were banned in error. Those players have been unbanned. The bans were not related to the third-party applications listed above. We will continue to review the process we use to ensure a fun and fair game."

Source: https://www.bungie.net/en/News/Article/46426

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@mike: I appreciate your feedback. I pre-ordered the game so I already have it and sincerely hope it gets worked out for everyone. I'll be looking forward to how this shakes out over the next few days.

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@mike: I have to take your word for it, but this whole situation is so weird. I legitimately can't tell if it's a small vocal crowd blowing this up or if there is a larger issue here. I'm hearing on one side that people are unfairly being banned for no reason whatsoever, and then on the other hand Bungie is saying that they reviewed each situation and found them to be legitimate bans. What are your thoughts on that? Do you think they are flat out lying? Incompetence?

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@glots: Thank you for sharing that. Definitely interesting information. I've read claims of "thousands" of players being banned but Bungie says it was 400. Also it's a manual process, not automatic. In addition it has nothing at all to do with overlays even though so many people believed so for whatever reason. So everyone banned "were using tools that pose a threat to the shared ecosystem of the game." I wonder what kind of tools that entails and if there are any people that really were unfairly banned or if they all deserved it, including OP.

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