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Which August XGS Title Are You Most Looking Forward to Playing?

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OpenCritic Prediction - Ori and the Will of the Wisps

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shikamaru317 said:
Barozi said:
Crackdown 3 was so good gameplay-wise (especially after the free DLCs) but damn I expected there to be more of Terry Crews in the game.
Loved the intro cutscene but then there was ... nothing.
Imagine Keanu Reeves' character in Cyberpunk to have only 3 min of dialogue...

Yeah, if they ever do a 4 it needs alot more Terry Crews:


This is literally my message ringtone. 

shikamaru317 said:
Slade6alpha said:

I didn't watch it, so I really can't grade it, but I liked Ratchet and Clank, Spiderman, Horizon and I'm thinking one other thing, but I can't remember what... 

Out of everything they showed, the only exclusives I will probably play are Horizon 2 and Kena, maybe Returnal but I doubt it. Ghostwire Tokyo is timed, so I will wait and play it on Xbox. I liked the first Spider-Man game, but not planning to play Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Peter Parker is Spider-Man to me, not very interested in playing as Miles. Plus they are refusing to release it on PS4 even though it is using the same engine and assets as the first game and could easily run on PS4 as a result. Athia looked very disappointing to me; looks western instead of Japanese, if I'm going to play a Japanese game I want it to look like a Japanese game. Ratchet & Clank looked pretty good, but I feel like I'm too late to play it, don't have time to go back and play the others. 

Athia is pretty much a Western game assembled by the Japanese. The strange thing is the polar opposite rarely if ever seems to actually happen or it's with low budget indies. 

A TES with FF aesthetics and a Bayonetta-esque combat system but customizations and a world along the lines of Skyrim would probably destroy all kinds of records. 

Halo Infinite gameplay trailer Lockhart introduced Fable Remake trailer Project Athia revealed as Agni, shown on Series X  AssCreed Valhalla gameplay
GTA 6 announcement and trailer Lost Odyssey remake announced Perfect Dark remake reveal TESVI reveal with Todd Howard - Marketing deal ID@Xbox segment
Announcing Cyberpunk on GamePass. Last surprise acquisition* Splinter Cell announced FFXVI revealed, dispels Sony moneyhatting rumors
Marketing deal for Tales of Arise + story and gameplay Playground RPG reveal XCloud shown on Surface Duo Ryse 2 announcement XO20 announcement
Gold phased out - MP now free Price for Series X announced Bloody Roar acquisition and Remake Whole back catalog for Xbox goes online Series X and S games reel

As usual, I come with overly optimistic bingos... As for the *... insert your flavor of studio here: hoping it's either ASW, Tamsoft, 2K, Crytek, Valhalla or Mystwalker. Super far shots include CDP, Bethesda (lol) and Team Ninja. In "no way in this green Earth" we have Idea Factory, Platinum and Take Two. 

It was Britain, it is America, tomorrow France and next year, the world... 

Warning: This poster has a very negative opinion of Sony and Nintendo, Idea Factory and companies Tecmo Koei, EA, BioWare, Blizzard, Treyarch, Infinity Ward, Kadokawa and Sega. If you have very positive views of these and a negative view of Microsoft or Bethesda Game Studios, AVOID ENGAGEMENT AT ALL COSTS! 

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    Unity is criminally underrated by most people because of how buggy it was at launch. It’s low key one of the best AC games.

    Angelus said:
    Unity is criminally underrated by most people because of how buggy it was at launch. It’s low key one of the best AC games.

    Really? I never played it because of the bad reception at launch. What makes it one of the best AC games?

    As for Valhalla, latest gameplay looks better but very similar to Odyssey. Hopefully they'll go for quality above quantity,  there was just too much copy/paste stuff on Odyssey and side quests were lame. So pretty much the opposite of Witcher 3 which it seems to get compared to for some reason.

    I agree, Unity was great.

    I played it after most of the stuff had been patched. (Not bug free but not noticeably worse than other ACs)
    The amount of NPCs was really impressive, even if it was also the cause for the performance issues. However, they might even be gone when playing it on the X.
    The also made the story DLC free as an apology.

    Sorry, I can’t write properly atm cus I’m on my phone.

    For starters, Paris is one of the most beautifully realized environments that Ubisoft has ever done. To this day, it’s still the most gorgeous, and detailed AC game.

    Beyond that, it brought real stealth gameplay back to AC. They overhauled the parkour system, to give you more freedom than you’ve had in any game since AC1, and also making it look the coolest it’s ever looked. The mission structure provides you with great freedom on how to tackle your assassination targets, and include some cool unique kill opportunities. And to top it all off, it’s the only AC game in the last decade or so that actually provided some challenge. The combat was slower, but had a real nice satisfying weight to it, and could actually die while playing it, unlike every other AC game, in which you’re practically god.

    Last edited by Angelus - on 15 July 2020

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    Microsoft Flight Simulator Set for Launch on August 18 for PC, also with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta)

    Start preparing for take-off. Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studio are thrilled to announce that Microsoft Flight Simulator launches on August 18, and you can pre-order on Windows 10* or pre-install with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) today.

    We have been thrilled and humbled by the support and dedication that has fueled the Flight Sim community for the past 38 years. Since the launch of the very first Microsoft Flight Simulator in 1982, we knew it was finally the right time to develop the next-generation version of Microsoft Flight Simulator. We have the right tools, technology, partners and hardware to release the most realistic and authentic flight simulator to date. Microsoft Flight Simulator features include:

    • Vivid and Detailed Landscapes – Immerse yourself in the vast and beautiful world that is our planet with more than 1.5 billion buildings, 2 trillion trees, mountains, roads, rivers and more.
    • A Living World – Earth is vibrant and ever-changing and so is the world of Microsoft Flight Simulator which includes live traffic, real-time weather and animals.  
    • Highly Detailed Aircraft – Hone your pilot skills in a variety of aircraft from light planes to commercial jets with comprehensive flight models. Every aircraft includes highly detailed and accurate cockpits with realistic instrumentation.
    • New Checklist System – From pro to beginner, scale your level from full manual to full assist with interactive and highlighted instrument guidance and checklist.
    • Dynamic Weather – The new weather engine enables users to switch on the live weather mode to experience real-time weather including accurate wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain and more.
    • New Day & Night Engine – Experience flight at any time of day or year allowing for night VFR, visual flight rules, navigation.
    • Aerodynamic Modeling – A state-of-the-art physics engine with over 1,000 control surfaces per plane allows for a truly realistic experience.

    Three Editions of Microsoft Flight Simulator

    Explore all of this and more with any of the three editions of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

    • The Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Edition ($59.99 USD) includes 20 highly detailed planes with unique flight models and 30 hand-crafted airports. The Standard Edition will be available on day one with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta).
    • The Deluxe Edition ($89.99 USD) includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator’s standard edition plus five additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and five additional handcrafted international airports.
    • The Premium Deluxe Edition ($119.99 USD) includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Edition plus 10 additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and 10 additional handcrafted international airports.

    In addition to its digital versions, Microsoft Flight Simulator will be available as a retail disc version at European stores via Aerosoft. For more information on these retail disc versions in Europe, please visit the Aerosoft website.

    Your fleet of planes and detailed airports from whatever edition you choose are all available on launch day as well as access to the ongoing content updates that will continually evolve and expand the flight simulation platform. 



    Whether you are new to flight simulation or you are an aviation pro, the sky is calling you in Microsoft Flight Simulator

    Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 13 July 2020

    man some of y'all are WHACK with your predictions

    "phil talks", "indie montage", "gamepass shout out" are all too obvious

    where's the RISK, the SPICINESS

    where's phil spencer running in and batista bombing major nelson then having a cage match with Satya Nadella
    or announcing that they've acquired the entire industry and are shutting it down, video games are no more

    Wow flight sim! The game is suposedly in beta mode and it gets a release in August?!? Well ok if it’s ready then great. Series X launch title plz

    Probably a staggered launch to spread out demand and sales. Steam probably a later date as well.

    Last edited by sales2099 - on 13 July 2020



    Microsoft is going to have to watch the partitioning of game portions from Gamepass versions. The whole sell is day and date game availability with your subscription. If half the game still requires you to pay ($120!!!!!) then what is the point?

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