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lazycouchpotato

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Internet rando.

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I’d rather see consoles open up to being general purpose PCs, than not see consoles at all.

Valve got it right with the Steam Deck. I enjoy accessing my game library from SteamOS and using the Desktop Mode when I need to be productive.

If the Xbox had an option to boot into Windows, they’d be selling the Xbox like hot cakes. It would keep users invested in Windows as a platform rather than them moving to Linux or macOS. It’s such a waste of potential.

They’re far too stupid to realize that.

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It’s included in the Netflix subscription so no additional cost for subscribers. Haven’t heard if it’ll be available for non-Netflix subscribers yet.

The Definitive Edition was supposed to come out for iOS and Android in “the first half of 2022”. Hopefully they spent the additional time fixing all 3 games.

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Definitive Edition is the new bit here indeed.

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The Definitive Editions are basically a remaster of the 3 games - higher res textures and models, updated lighting, general improvements, etc.

Rockstar/the studio they gave the project to botched the job pretty hard. Innumerable bugs and glitches, compilations of which can be found on YouTube.

In the 2 years they’ve worked on the Definitive Edition since release, they’ve tackled some bugs, but many still remain. I wouldn’t recommend paying for it yet if you want to try them, and instead stick with the original versions. The older versions might look dated but at least they aren’t a hot mess.

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I had a ton of fun playing Ingress in highschool/college – exploring parts of my city I had never been to before, walking around a ton, meeting new people and making friends.

But yeah, it’s a data collection service for Google Maps.

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Crush 3D is also a game I remember doing this.

youtu.be/lyym2v2Ktb4

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Yeah I love the visuals. The 3D parts remind me quite a bit of Supraland.

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Isn’t Ori only published by MS? Moon Studios is a private studio, IIRC.

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I don’t think it’s fair to consider Starfield, since the game was in development before the acquisition completed. The only significant input I would consider is making it Xbox/PC exclusive.

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The digital version looks sleek when vertical. Too bad that Sony’s choosing to include the horizontal stand in the box instead.

The console clearly wasn’t designed for horizontal use.

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Yikes. Mixed reviews on Steam right now.

All I ask of Xbox is to make one positively reviewed game that isn’t by Obsidian. The last five games made by first party Xbox studios (remasters/re-releases excluded):

  • Forza Motorsport (Mixed reviews)
  • Minecraft Legends (Mixed reviews)
  • Pentiment (Positive reviews) (Obsidian)
  • Grounded (Positive reviews) (Obsidian)
  • Halo Infinite (Mixed reviews)

Obsidian doing a lot of heavy lifting here.

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Fair enough. I thought about considering Bethesda, but since the acquisition was not too long ago, I didn’t think MS would have had significant input in any of the recently-released games – aside from making Starfield and Hi-Fi Rush Xbox/PC exclusive.

Out of their last 5 new IP releases: Starfield, Redfall, Hi-Fi Rush, Ghostwire Tokyo and Deathloop, only Redfall was a dud, so things are a bit better there.

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I listed Bethesda games separately.

lemmy.world/comment/4443091

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Sackboy: A Big Adventure, since my PS Plus subscription is running out and I don’t intend on renewing due to the price increase.

After that, I’m going to start God Of War.

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The response regarding the move from the people I know who manage the Wiki has been positive. Happy to hear that.

Microsoft documents leak new Bethesda games, including an Oblivion remaster (www.theverge.com)

Remember that these were estimates from more than three years ago and before Microsoft completed its acquisition of ZeniMax in March 2021, so there’s always the chance that some of these plans have changed dramatically or been scrapped entirely. But they may provide an early look at some of the games we can look forward to...

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The LED dimming feature was added to both the console and the controller a while ago.

support.xbox.com/…/how-to-configure-night-mode

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The PS3 had gyro with its Sixaxis controller in 2006. Not sure what took Xbox 17 years.

Edit: After reading certain comments, it seems that The Verge could have misunderstood the use of the accelerometer. It appears to be for the “lift to wake” function rather than gyro.

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I’m guessing you’re talking about the wired version that works with the Xbox console? What made you not like it?

I have the 8bitdo Pro 2 which I use with my phone and iPad. Aside from the rubber wearing out on the thumbsticks, I’m happy with it.

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Xonotic is the only one I’ve played out of all the games in this post. Only tried it for a couple hours, but it was fun.

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Pleasantly surprised by the list. Should appeal to a wide variety of gamers. I don’t mean offense to any devs, but MS was truly scraping the bottom of the barrel to find games for Games w/ Gold for the past few years.

Some odd choices, like having the sequels Dishonored 2, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Doom Eternal and Psychonauts 2 but not Dishonored 1, Ori and the Blind Forest, Doom (2016) and Psychonauts 1.

They haven’t raised the prices for Core thankfully unlike PlayStatiton, but I’m still probably not signing up for it. Money’s tight right now and the last thing I want is to pay for access to online gaming.

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I know this comes across as one of those classic phishing emails that claim to require your immediate attention or else your account will be deleted, but unfortunately in this case it’s legitimate.

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If you purchased or redeemed a code for Minecraft for Windows 10 Edition in the past, your Microsoft account is eligible to get Minecraft: Java Edition for free. If you log into the Minecraft Launcher with your Microsoft, it should prompt you to set up a Java Edition username (separate from your Xbox Gamertag).

More information can be found on their help page here.

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If you are currently able to login and play, then you should be good. I believe they blocked Mojang and Legacy accounts from logging into the launcher a while back.

Doesn’t hurt to check though. Make sure that the upper left corner of the launcher shows your Xbox Gamertag (may be different from your Java Edition username) and says “Microsoft account”.

https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/575d0a30-6686-49ce-a1f4-36c0b3e4a506.png

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That does appear to be the case at this moment.

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Redeeming that Windows 10 Edition code is separate from migrating to a Microsoft account. The code was just a free perk.

If you have not migrated your Mojang account yet, you have two options:

  1. Migrate your profile to the same Microsoft account as the one on which you redeemed that Windows 10 Edition code. The benefit of this is that all your PC Minecraft is on one login.
  2. Migrate your profile to a different Microsoft account, allowing you to double dip. You’ll end up with two Microsoft accounts, but also two Minecraft: Java Edition and Minecraft for Windows 10 licenses. It’s free real estate.
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You will have to request Minecraft Support to delete that existing Java Edition profile from your Microsoft account. Once they do so, you can migrate your Java Edition profile to it. I’m assuming their support’s pretty hammered right now, so I’m not sure if they will get back to you in time.

The easiest thing to do would be to choose a different Microsoft account to complete the migration, despite the inconvenience it might cause later on.

Migrate it to your child’s/spouse’s Microsoft account if you have one. If you’re feeling extremely generous, migrate to a friend’s Microsoft account. You can then swap usernames between the accounts at a later date.

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Death Stranding coming to Mac was announced at WWDC in June.

The pre-order page is up on apps.apple.com/us/app/…/id6449748961

RE: Village is already available: apps.apple.com/us/app/…/id1640627334

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I got some clarifications from Unity regarding their plan to charge developers per game install (after clearing thresholds)

  • If a player deletes a game and re-installs it, that’s 2 installs, 2 charges
  • Same if they install on 2 devices
  • Charity games/bundles exempted from fees

Regarding this being abused by bad actors:

Unity says it will use fraud detection tools and allow developers to report possible instances of fraud to a compliance team

  • @stephentotilo
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I hope no one is considering this. The bonus is terrible and the earning of points isn’t all that great either.

It doesn’t specify how much 1 point is worth, but I’m guessing it’s 1 cent, so an effective 5% discount on all your Xbox purchases.

If you have a Costco membership you can get a 4-Pack of $25 Xbox gift cards for $80 - a 20% discount.

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Yeah, store-branded cards are almost always terrible choices.

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Pretty cool.

They need to make a grip for the controllers like the one for Joycons.

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I don’t doubt there’s a market for this, I just wish for $200 it had more use cases than just “PS5 controller with a screen”. I have a Steam Deck with Chiaki4deck installed for this and while it does cost 2x, it’s a proper gaming machine and a computer.

I wonder what the internals are, and if it’s moddable.

games that are streamed through PlayStation Plus Premium’s cloud streaming, are not supported.

Would have been cool if they figured out a way to stream those games directly to the Portal.

EDIT: Looks like it runs Android, with Google’s services removed. androiddev.social/…/110939834517107216. Wasn’t aware that there were leaks that confirmed this.

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