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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » December 7th, 2018, 2:59 pm

I’m also planning on checking out Strange Brigade, the recent Rebellion game that got decent reviews but obviously not much sales traction.

Game Pass seems to be becoming a bit of a haven for stuff like this that doesn’t set the charts alight for whatever reason, which I’m all for as it gives me a chance to try out a bunch of games I wouldn’t ever have picked up at full price on release. Plus if it gives the devs another revenue stream and a chance for their game to find an audience then it’s a win-win for everyone!

This combined with a bunch of indies new and old, some older AAA stuff, and all the new Microsoft first party releases, means I’m pretty impressed with the Game Pass offering personally!

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » December 7th, 2018, 9:27 pm

I played quite a bit of Strange Brigade as it goes, it’s ok, good fun with a group of you. I picked it up when it came out a few months back.

Played enough to finish it, which by the time I’d got to that point, was fairly glad to see the end of it.

It’s a nifty little team shooter.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by DomsBeard » December 7th, 2018, 11:00 pm

MKX is on Game Pass. Really great fun if you have never picked it up.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » December 8th, 2018, 7:29 am

Suits wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 9:27 pm
I played quite a bit of Strange Brigade as it goes, it’s ok, good fun with a group of you. I picked it up when it came out a few months back.

Played enough to finish it, which by the time I’d got to that point, was fairly glad to see the end of it.

It’s a nifty little team shooter.
Great - thanks for the thoughts Suits!

That’s exactly what I was hoping for - something fun to play with a friends, which is what it looked to be pitched as from the mainstream coverage too.

Will definitely check it out!

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » December 8th, 2018, 7:30 am

DomsBeard wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 11:00 pm
MKX is on Game Pass. Really great fun if you have never picked it up.
Not played an MK game in years and will be giving this a bloody good go (gore-based fully intended)!

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Post by DomsBeard » December 8th, 2018, 8:06 am

Sinclair Gregstrum wrote:
December 8th, 2018, 7:30 am
DomsBeard wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 11:00 pm
MKX is on Game Pass. Really great fun if you have never picked it up.
Not played an MK game in years and will be giving this a bloody good go (gore-based fully intended)!
daft as this sounds I would recommend reading this as MK9 was a reboot which changed things around. The story mode in 9 and X were actually quite good!

https://mortalkombat.fandom.com/wiki/Mo ... Story_Mode

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by countstex » December 8th, 2018, 12:37 pm

Sinclair Gregstrum wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 2:59 pm
I’m also planning on checking out Strange Brigade, the recent Rebellion game that got decent reviews but obviously not much sales traction.

Game Pass seems to be becoming a bit of a haven for stuff like this that doesn’t set the charts alight for whatever reason, which I’m all for as it gives me a chance to try out a bunch of games I wouldn’t ever have picked up at full price on release. Plus if it gives the devs another revenue stream and a chance for their game to find an audience then it’s a win-win for everyone!

This combined with a bunch of indies new and old, some older AAA stuff, and all the new Microsoft first party releases, means I’m pretty impressed with the Game Pass offering personally!
It's at the point were I could imagine someone buying an XBOX and subbing to Gold and Game Pass and never buying a game yet being perfectly contented and indeed well entertained.

I would like a combined 'XBOX Platinum' plan personally where it's all in one but that's just a convenience thing.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by countstex » January 17th, 2019, 8:49 am

Good month for GamePass coming up with Shadow of Mordor and We Happy Few joining the fray. Played through Mordor on PS4 so happy to play again to help my achievement goals for 2019 ;)

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Post by countstex » February 21st, 2019, 10:13 am

A little tangential but Paradox, the makers of Cities Skyline, Surviving Mars, Stellaris amongst others have just launched their own mod service, which is going to allow mods to come to XBOX too!

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Post by Alex79uk » February 21st, 2019, 4:13 pm

Is We Happy Few actually 'finished' now? I know it was in that weird pre-release state for ages. Is it a good game?

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by DomsBeard » March 14th, 2019, 3:02 pm

Fallout 4 and F1 2018 added to Game Pass

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by ratsoalbion » March 14th, 2019, 3:17 pm

Xbox Live coming to iOS and Android.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Magical_Isopod » March 14th, 2019, 4:19 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 4:13 pm
Is We Happy Few actually 'finished' now? I know it was in that weird pre-release state for ages. Is it a good game?
By all accounts it's, at best, a copycat survival game with an interesting venir. But it got terrible to middling reviews at launch, and people were generally pissed it was marketed as more story-driven than it really was.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » March 14th, 2019, 4:26 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Xbox Live coming to iOS and Android.
It already was on there, but only in MS authored games. Now the tools for it are available for other mobile developers.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » March 14th, 2019, 7:01 pm

What does this mean in practical terms? I'll be able to download my purchased XBLA games to phone and play them?

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by countstex » March 14th, 2019, 9:25 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 7:01 pm
What does this mean in practical terms? I'll be able to download my purchased XBLA games to phone and play them?
It's more that the online multiplayer, party chat, etc can be integrated into none XBOX games I would think. Perhaps Achievements too, although they might want to keep a tighter hold on them.

Playing your games on a mobile device via streaming solutions is on it;s way too though.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » March 15th, 2019, 7:37 am

You know how you can use your Facebook account to sign into games and have progress saved to the cloud? It’s like that, only you can use your Xbox live account instead. And there’ll be achievements.

Go play something Wordament on mobile to see an existing game with Xbox live integration.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » March 20th, 2019, 1:41 pm

Some absolute crackers coming to gamepass in the next few weeks,

Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Vampyr, Edith Finch, MvC Infinite...

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by DomsBeard » March 20th, 2019, 2:55 pm

Flabyo wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Some absolute crackers coming to gamepass in the next few weeks,

Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Vampyr, Edith Finch, MvC Infinite...

Well 3 and MvC Infinite :D

I have been close to picking up Vampyr about 10 times

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by countstex » March 25th, 2019, 1:30 pm

DomsBeard wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 2:55 pm


I have been close to picking up Vampyr about 10 times
Same. Looking forward to checking it out. :)

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