Some Italian BoardGame

by MagicPotatoSalad. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


The board was made of some square that you arrenged to form a maze, and some of them were stuck in place and had some symbols, like orcs and stuff.

The players played as mages and needed to pass over a set of some of those symbols (i think you would draw from a deck or something) who got over their set first, won.

Each round you coul spin or rearenge 1 maze block, or swap with one "extra one" wich just stood there outside of game

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/r/boardgames Daily Discussion and Game Recommendations (July 11, 2020)

by AutoModerator. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


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Xbox broke?

by jacobashby1647. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


I tried to turn my xbox on and heard a loud pop noise. I tried to turn it on again and it did nothing. I then tried to plug the chord into other plugs and then plugged the chord into the xbox and the chord turned off. Did it break?

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Political ads on videos

by cdaddy811. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


I can't be the only one. I watch our videos off of YouTube and I don't see any political ads. Every time I open up a game grumps video, I see a Donald Trump ad play before it. I'm wondering if it's just me.

Has anyone else been getting these ads before the videos?

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Headset suggestions

by w33ni3hutjr. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


What are some reasonably priced headsets that you guys like?

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Are there Xbox One games similar to Jack and Daxter?

by anonymouseredditor53. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


For context, I’m 22. I had a PlayStation 2 when I was maybe 8 or 10 years old. I used to love playing adventure games like Jack and Daxter. I eventually got an Xbox 360, played some CoD MW 1 and 2 and a little bit of Need for Speed (Most wanted and Carbon) but then haven’t really gamed at all for the past 5-8 years. I’m not really a gamer at all.

So yesterday I impulsively bought an Xbox One from a mate of mine because I kinda just wanna have it to play from time to time. I’m not phased about online gaming or investing a ton of time in it, but for the nostalgia factor, I was wondering if there are cool adventure games similar to the Jack and Daxter I used to play as a kid?

Thanks in advance.

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How's PC gaming these days

by mrgoodcat1990. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


Haven't played any games in about a year .

Hows gaming these days, last I checked there were a few decent games about, but gaming felt like it was well and truly lost to oblivion.

Please tell me it's picked/ picking back up. Since a year and a half a go

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Why do games run worse on low settings?

by Juniorslothsix. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


So was playing some games on my decently high end PC today and metro exodus in particular was giving me trouble, so a pushed the settings down, and it dropped 15 FPS right away. I’ve also noticed his in arma 3 when I lower the settings it gets worse performance.

Does anyone know why this is?

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Sync between Xbox and PC

by Duranna144. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


Hello,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, and if not then let me know and remove it. I have GamePass Ultimate and have been playing No Man's Sky (which is available on both PC and console). It was doing fine with syncing my save between the PC and the console, but today it just stopped. I had played two days ago on console, booted up the PC this morning and was playing, then went back to the console and none of my saves transferred.

I play through the Xbox app on PC (the new one), and there isn't any type of "sync" button that I can find, and I wasn't doing anything to force a sync before, so I'm at a loss for why it's suddenly stopped syncing the save file.

Any ideas from anyone?

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Controller lag

by dallastarheel. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


Hello Everyone! I’m new to the gaming/Xbox world, and the only game I really play is Forza Horizon 4. For the past couple of weeks I have noticed a lag between the controller and the screen, and it makes it very difficult to play (maybe half a second). Any thoughts? I haven’t really done anything differently.

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Where can I buy an Elite Series 2 controller in the UK?

by _MightyMus_. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


Is it me or is there a worldwide shortage of Elite Series 2 Controllers? Trying to find one for my son’s birthday next month and all the usual suspects are out of stock in the UK. The only ones available seem to be way over price at £215 instead of the retail £160.

Any ideas peeps?

The alternative might be a Scuff Prestige but I got the impression that the Elite was the better controller.

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We calculated that Sam Fisher’s kill count across the Splinter Cell series is 484 kills (with 97.5% being from Splinter Cell: Conviction).

by TK-576. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


Sam Fisher is hardly the first modern stealth hero. But together with Snake and Garrett, they form the triumvirate of 2000s stealth espionage where the goal was to infiltrate like a shadow and spare as many lives as possible.

But as everyone knows, Sam took a detour in Splinter Cell: Conviction. Obviously, my friends and I knew Sam killed hundreds more in Conviction than earlier games combined. But we didn’t know he killed 3,900 per cent more, till we sat and counted...

Splinter Cell (2002): 3 kills

Pandora Tomorrow (2004): 1 kill [CORRECTION: 10 kills, credit to u/TGP482]

Chaos Theory (2005): 3 kills

Double Agent (2006): 5 kills

Conviction (2010): 472 kills (seriously) [CORRECTION: 418 kills, credit to u/fataldecrease]

Blacklist (2013): 0 kills

[Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017): 1 kill, credit to u/Ouka94]

[Ghost Recon Breakpoint (2019): 2 kills, credit to u/gingerbeardman79]

We documented our kill count for Conviction on video, though I understand if mods frown on links in posts. (Mods, simply remove the link if warranted.) We didn’t document our kill count for the other Splinter Cell instalments because almost all deaths occur in scripted sequences that are easily verifiable. Still, our analysis of Sam’s body count has caveats...

Sam’s takedowns in Conviction are always magically lethal (except in Lincoln Memorial).

In Conviction, a takedown with a gun usually results in a bullet to your opponent’s head, John Wick-style. You can holster your gun, but even when your takedowns don’t appear to be lethal (e.g. punching someone’s nose into their brain... okay, bad example), other hostiles refer to the downed comrade as dead anyway. Canonically, the only time takedowns aren’t lethal is Lincoln Memorial, when President Clinton Caldwell tells you to use nonlethal takedowns to avoid killing police officers.

We ignored fights in Price Airfield, Lincoln Memorial and Downtown District.

Sam may be a mass murderer, but he’s not a bulletproof Rambo. During parts where search parties were scripted to run past where we hid, we simply ran to the exit instead of fighting, as it was safer.

Canonically, Sam killed the final boss in Conviction... unless you live in the Philippines?

Not kidding. In the finale of Conviction, you canonically shoot Big Bad Reed in the face. It seems final, right? Nobody waltzes away from a point-blank headshot in games (except Mona Sax), right?

Nope. In Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad, a Philippines-only spinoff so obscure that it still has no Wikipedia page, Reed survived execution in front of multiple witnesses and helps you in Elite Squad. This blatantly contradicts information in Blacklist, as well as common sense. Then again, many fans don’t accept Blacklist as canon either, due to its changes to Sam’s character and awkward attempt to merge Chaos Theory freedom with Conviction gameplay, rather than rejecting Conviction outright. I understand the hatred for Conviction and Blacklist, but I still feel that...

Conviction isn’t irredeemable. If you like Batman or Corvo, you’ll like this.

Sam from Conviction onward has little in common with his old incarnations. But I suspect the developers did this in response to stealth as a genre moving in a different direction, foreshadowed by games like Arkham Asylum and Assassin’s Creed. Instead of games where you’re prey that avoids hunters, you’re the predator that hunts the hunters. The developers tried to get themselves ahead of this trend by adapting Conviction accordingly, albeit in a less graceful way than predecessors like Arkham Asylum or successors like Dishonored. It’s why...

Old-school stealth in AAA games is (probably) dead, not just in Splinter Cell.

Did Splinter Cell forsake its uniqueness by moving toward predator-like gameplay? I believe an audience exists for old-school stealth, but not necessarily in numbers that will satisfy shareholders. The best compromise seems to be games like Metro where old-school shadow-based stealth is possible, but you can switch styles if you fail. Still, I’m not purist enough to think Splinter Cell would still be “alive” if Conviction never occurred. In an era where games like Dishonored do what Thief did but better, maybe Sam needs a Guns of the Patriots-like send-off so he can get closure and pass the baton to another generation. I still miss Sam, though.

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Someone?

by ofal136. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


After logging into the Xbox streaming app i have only 2 options learn more (wich took me to the website that didnt help at all) and log out. Does someone know how to fix this?

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Just played barenpark for the first time and loved it!

by christomofro. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


First time really playing a "city-builder" type of board game with my girlfriend and her siblings and we enjoyed it! I want to keep up this hobby and build up a larger selection of games.

Since we enjoyed the game so much, do you guys have any suggestions as to what games we should add to our library?

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What are the best Xbox 360 backwards compatible games?

by FalloutBoi123. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


Btw I have an Xbox One S and I like single player games

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Game sharing

by Ghostrai0. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


So I tried gamesharing with my cousin but only got the Xbox game pass and didn’t get any of his games?

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I think Valve intentionally delays the Summer Event just so they could milk the f out of us all

by kawaii_nekomimi. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


BP Levels are harder to grind each year! Remember the time where we could get achievements just by opening a certain number of Immortal Treasures??!!! yEah, they dont!!!

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Cheats in FPS - A Possible Solution

by Mothix. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


I have been thinking of cheaters quite a bit recently after encountering a few of them in my games and the most recent streamers that have been caught using ESP type cheats.

I want to preface this by saying I have very limited programming experience so some the stuff I might say will be wrong, though I am pretty sure I have solid fundamentals behind this solution.

From what I gather these cheats are detecting the players 'skeleton' which is the structure of a player model when you strip away the 3D textures, it appears some games have a bigger skeleton that they use as a hitbox and some have it just for positional purposes; the 'aimbot' like cheats are snapping onto these skeletons and the 'ESP' like cheats are just seeing these constantly on the map.

For a solution, which I am well aware will not get rid of cheaters but will certainly help, I was thinking why not create fake versions of these skeletons that appear around the map that have no 3D textures and are literally invisible to a normal player

I think that by doing this you can ping false positives for the cheats and not effect normal game play at all.

With this it can help in a number of ways; put these fake skeletons in really weird places and have it so that every time a player 'kills' one it flags them - flag a certain amount in a short space of time then clearly you are aim botting?

Could even give normal players a bit more of a chance of killing the hackers if they are preoccupied with the fake skeletons - maybe even having random skeletons around the player that can ping an aimbotter for false positives?

This is just a solution that I have been thinking of for a while and I am wanting to get peoples thoughts on it.

Has it been tried before?

Do you think it would work?

What are the disadvantages of such a system?

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What a cute creep

by TheFleetStudio. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


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https://preview.redd.it/0nr2wxyer4a51.png?width=170&format=png&auto=webp&s=e9438b23d474a88754191a90a3989b99b32bb98e

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Xbox One power cord question

by ChairLimit. Posted on Jul 14, 2020


I have an older Xbox one (i dont think it is X or S or anything) and was wondering if this cable should work to power it? I brought my Xbox somewhere and forgot the normal brick and plug. Is this a cheap easy solution or will it not work properly? https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-6-2-slot-polarized-power-cord-black/6240002.p?skuId=6240002&ref=212&loc=1&extStoreId=300&ref=212&loc=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyOmAws3B6gIVSODICh1PVwBjEAQYASABEgKfpPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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