Black Friday Xbox Sale

Actually, a crap load of games are on sale early to Xbox Live Gold members.

Check it out here:

Xbox Live Gold Members Can Now Get A Jump Start On Black Friday Savings

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PES 2018 Xbox Black Friday Sale

If you haven’t tried Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 yet, the Xbox store is having a 40% off sale for Black Friday week.

It has Liverpool (licensed). And David Beckham.

Now everyone can beat Palace 17-0. Go play!

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Sports Games Subscription Model?

Microsoft Office does it. Adobe does it. Quicken does it…so is it coming to sports games?

EA kind of hinted that they may do away with annual releases and instead have a downloadable content subscription service. It’s not as wacky as you’d think. You buy the games anyway, right? I guess the only downside with a subscription model is that you can’t relive the glory of old years. For example, you can play Madden ’95 with it’s no two point conversion rule and the Rams in St. Louis..but with a subscription model that wouldn’t be an option…..

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The Sports Gamer Blog X

Whoa, if you like the letter X, you’ll be excited for all the new products coming out in the next seven days. Remember when X just meant porn?

So today the iPhone X makes its debut, followed by the Xbox One X next week.

I haven’t received my console for review. Something about “not doing reviews as my primary job” makes me have to buy the consoles these days (getting old sucks), but let me paraphrase all the reviews I’ve seen in an IGN-way:

The best Xbox One ever. If you have a 4K TV, you should get an Xbox One X.

There, that was easy, and Microsoft didn’t even send me a console. The nerve.. LOL.

I still prefer PC gaming. I don’t have as large of a monitor for my PC gaming as I do for my Xbox, but it is nice to
be able to play games I bought eons ago on Steam without having to go through a massive process. My monitor is a 1440p one with 1ms refresh…and on a GeForce Ti card, frame rates are never a problem.

The nice thing about my PC is that I can just keep expanding with another drive or two or three. I think I have 10TB of space now.

Because of the 4K games on my Xbox One taking up an insane amount of space (100GB+ per game), having a console with only 1TB of space is almost criminal, especially since they have released 2TB consoles for the Xbox One S.

In order to prepare, I did buy one of those aftermarket Xbox specific drives. The one I bought is an 8TB (!) drive with 2 USB ports..but for some reason, even though it requires it’s own plug (not just usb) for power, you can’t charge your controller with it…that is a whole lot of weird.

Okay those are my ramblings for today. I hear there’s some new game out today — call of something or other..that I need to play.

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Need a XB1 Golf Fix?

Best Buy’s Deal of the Day for Sunday 29 October is the Golf Club 2nd edition for $19.99.

If you like golf games, it’s a no brainer.

Also if you like games with Mario, get Super Mario Odyssey.

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Sunday Thoughts

Let’s talk games!

  • FIFA 18 is released this week although anyone with EA Access has already been playing it. If you like soccer, you will like FIFA 18.
  • I picked up NASCAR Heat 2. I know that the NASCAR games have been underperforming or under the radar since the golden days of Papyrus series, but this game has the capacity to be in the upper tier of games. The PS4 game looks gorgeous. The game plays well..drafting is a real thing. From my own personal experience at New Hampshire International Speedway and Daytona, the tracks look well replicated. You have other divisions than the Monster Energy series, including trucks…and they drive differently. I can’t speak for the Xbox One version, but I’m liking what I see so far.
  • We live in a world where the National Anthem is a news item on the NFL pregame shows. #sad
  • Love how all the NFL owners come out for diversity, just not when it applies to signing the QB that started it. No really, Jay Cutler is much better than him.
  • We also live in a world where US Soccer bans national anthem protests. Let that sink in.
  • The Golf Club 2: if you like golf, you will like this.
  • I wouldn’t believe that my Apple Watch S3 would show up before the out of stock everywhere Apple TV 4K, but there you go.
  • Speaking of sellouts, anyone already in line for the Super Nintendo Classic system?
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Football and Futbol

Because I am a sucker, I renewed my NFL Sunday Ticket subscription. I am not one of those people that seems to get it free every year. I do try to negotiate, however and get a little bit of a discount. I wish you could just get NFL RedZone for a reduced price. Oh well (obviously I’m talking about DirecTV).

In other news, Santa came early and brought Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 for me, so I played it. I tried a Champions League game: Liverpool vs Moscow and won 1-0. So there’s that. There are a bunch of licensed teams (like Liverpool), but the rosters are still meh (Lucas is on there for Liverpool). The servers aren’t up yet for some reason so no starting MyClub early.

But, it is fun to just rub it in Glen’s face that I have it and he doesn’t.

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