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ODST I think, is my favourite Halo game.

It’s darker and grimier than the others, with a more engaging story I feel. I went back collected all the audio logs a while ago and found it padded out that story fantastically.

Then Halo 3 and Reach for me.

Halo 5’s MP is stella.

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ODST is another that expects you to have played 2 to understand what the hell is going on. I like that one too, but I'm not as crazy about it as others. It's a neat off-shoot that tries some different things and has a really cool mood to it.

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Reach is my favourite. I already have it so has it been GWG at some point?.

ODST was great too. Never played 1 or 2 finished 3, dabbled with 4 and never played 5.

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50+ titles announced for gamepass last night...

All those Final Fantasy remasters... some of the Yakuza games... streets of rage 4...

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Yakuza is available on Xbox? I always thought it was PS exclusive!

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Alex79uk wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 10:27 am
Yakuza is available on Xbox? I always thought it was PS exclusive!
I think the later ones still will be, at first it seems like it’s going to be Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami 1 and 2.

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That's cool. There is getting less reason to go Sony next gen every time I hear more about Gamepass.

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In no way justifying being an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to myself the Games With Gold for December is pretty decent:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gamesp ... 0-6471765/

Jurassic World Evolution is great fun.

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Reach doesn't go live until 7pm UK time >.<

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A Plague Tale and Indivisible are both coming to gamepass soon. Both excellent games (even though I’ve already bought one of them. Some you win, some you lose)

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Indeed, I've been meaning to pick up a copy of Plague Tale since it came out. As is often the case these days, it pays to procrastinate!

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Ughh, now there's Game Pass achievements. When were those inflicted upon us? Is there a way to switch them off?

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Do you mean quests? It's all part of the reward scheme which has surfaced but been about for ages

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You can ignore them but they will eventually add up to enough points to get you a month or two free of gamepass.

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It blew my fragile little mind.

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'Quests', that's them. I realise the sensible and mature thing to do is just ignore them but achievements, gamer scores and all of that stuff does my bloody head it.

Some achievements seem very difficult to come by so I can see why they'd be a badge of pride for people. But other ones are so inane. I earned the 'World Class' one in PES2020 for scoring a goal after 30 minutes had passed in a game. I'd say you're all really jealous of that one.

I have the notifications switched off but they still make their way onto my home screen.

I'm starting to sound like a grumpy old man so I'll leave it at that.

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