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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » June 1st, 2019, 6:41 am

If you do have gamepass, you should give Outer Wilds a go. It’s a seriously clever bit of design work and might be my favourite game this year so far...

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by countstex » June 1st, 2019, 1:09 pm

dezm0nd wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 6:00 am
Gamepass is definitely improving but the problem we have, generally, is that we want to play all the new hot games out week per week rather than scrolling through a bunch of "old stuff" in a similar fashion to netflix.

As a collective, we need to stop acting like a game isn't worth playing because it's been out for more than a month. We've been pulled into the rat race of new releases for a while now and it's time to buck that trend.
It was a hard habit to break out of, and one probably brought on more by lack of funds then true effort on my part, but I can honestly say I am happier with my gaming time. Plus I can better enjoy the games as I'm not rushing them to get to the next thing before I've even started. Heck, I went back and 100%ed Tropico 3 last year, that's a near 10-year overlap. :D
Also helps I'm not having to complete things to talk about them on a podcast mind ;)

Actually, thinking about it I think GamePass helps in that regard in that I am getting 'new' stuff all the time, but it's not costing me anything more than what I consider a basic subscription. I get that rush of the new without having to fork out 40, 60, 80 quid for the privilege. Not that I don't think devs/pubs deserve the money of course, and I'm always happy to punt some cash in the direction of the likes of Paradox, Double Fine or Kalypso, but for the mainpart, a monthly sub to be divided up amongst them is fine for me.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » June 9th, 2019, 10:18 am

20 new things added to gamepass today including shenmue 1 and 2. And Hollow Knight.

Also Shadow Tactics, which is probably in my top ten games of all time,

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by FemalePheromones » June 9th, 2019, 11:27 am

Apparently Game Pass Ultimate is now live which includes Game Pass and Xbox Live as a single subscription and is on offer for $1. Can't grumble at that.

Source: https://mspoweruser.com/xbox-game-pass- ... or-only-1/

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Post by Alex79uk » June 9th, 2019, 3:30 pm

I'm hoping this kicks Sony up the arse with regard to rolling PS Plus and Now in together as a package. Sony may well have won this generation as far as games are concerned, in my opinion, but Microsoft are leaving them for dust with customer experience. Sony look positively archaic at this point.

EDIT: And it's £10.99 a month. To get the same comparative service from Sony at the moment would cost you double that.

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Post by FemalePheromones » June 9th, 2019, 8:58 pm

Not to mention it also includes Game Pass for PC.

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Post by countstex » June 10th, 2019, 6:06 am

That GamePass Ultimate is a slam dunk for me, given I already pay for GamePass and Gold, uping it a little to get GamePass for PC is a no brainer. Really loving Microsofts focus and direction right now.

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Post by FemalePheromones » June 10th, 2019, 9:32 am

It's not even upping it as Game Pass is £7.99 per month and Live is £6.99 per month so you're actually saving nearly £4 per month.

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Post by Alex79uk » June 10th, 2019, 11:30 am

Genuinely if I had two hundred quid in my pocket to spend on whatever I wanted right now, I'd be straight down to get an Xbox. Sony really have their work cut out going in to the next gen. They're going to have to work hard to keep me - and I assume many others - as a customer. I just love what they're doing with Games with Gold, Ultimate Gamepass, X-Cloud and backwards compatibility.

A huge amount of those games shown last night said they're on Gamepass DAY ONE!
Come on Sony, I'd genuinely be gutted to jump sides, but I bloody well will if you give me no reason to stay!

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by FemalePheromones » June 10th, 2019, 2:11 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 11:30 am

A huge amount of those games shown last night said they're on Gamepass DAY ONE!
Come on Sony, I'd genuinely be gutted to jump sides, but I bloody well will if you give me no reason to stay!
On top of that more AAA games seem to be coming to Game Pass pretty quick these days. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was only about 6 months after release, Just Cause 4 was only about 3 months and Metro Exodus is only about 4 months. I know that probably says quite a bit about the sales figures of those games but Game Pass just keeps getting better and better.

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Post by countstex » June 11th, 2019, 5:17 am

Moved over to Gamepass Tltimate last night, although I need to wait for a Windows Update before I can install the base program :/ Hopefully the rollout will be quick. (You need the June update for Windows 10)

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by dezm0nd » June 11th, 2019, 5:57 am

Im pretty much going all in on gamepass at this point. Unless theres something i desperately need then ill buy it but theres more than enough to keep me going on gamepass at such a decent price.

Its probably the best thing to takeaway from e3 this year so far

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by FemalePheromones » June 11th, 2019, 10:38 am

It's great isn't it. I can never warrant spending £40+ in one go on any game so for quite a while I was using Boomerang Rentals where you pay a monthly subscription and they send you the discs in the post and you just send them back when you're done with them but since I've got Game Pass I have kept my Boomerang account on hold.

The only benefit of renting games that way is that you can get the new releases. I am kind of itching to play MK11.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » June 12th, 2019, 6:23 am

Switched myself to Gamepass Ultimate last night. The conversion changed over what I already had prepaid into my gold subscription (and this months already paid gamepass fee) and so now I don’t pay anything again until late February.

I get the arguments about ownership, and that a lot of people really dislike the idea of a ‘paid rental service’, but as someone who almost never plays a single player game through more than once... I’m fine with that.

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Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » June 13th, 2019, 2:16 pm

Flabyo wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 6:23 am
Switched myself to Gamepass Ultimate last night.
I've just done this too, and for those with a bunch of prepaid months on Gold and Game Pass this is a REALLY good deal.

For every month of Gold you have, you get a one month of Ultimate, and for every month of Game Pass, you also get a month of Ultimate.

I had Gold paid up to early January, and Game Pass until around late March, but following the upgrade (and paying £1 for the first month of Ultimate) I had Game Pass Ultimate running up to the end of October 2020! For a quid!

Amazon also have a deal on right now for 3 months of Ultimate for £14.99 (£5 a month - over half price), so I bought that, added it on to my subscription, and I'm now stacked with Game Pass Ultimate until the end of January 2021.

Here's the Amazon offer: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Offer-Ultimate ... %2C135&sr=

Not bad at all. I'd urge all current Gold and/or Game Pass to upgrade - it's a no-brainer....

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by ADumican83 » June 14th, 2019, 3:57 pm

I've signed up to Game Pass Ultimate and it's been hit and miss for me. I've managed to download a few games. They all worked fine yesterday and then today I was unable to play all but 2 of them. They won't even launch. Also now when I go to download any games it fails and gives me a download error code. This happened before and managed to uninstall then reinstall the app and it worked fine. This time that didn't work however.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by ratsoalbion » June 14th, 2019, 4:08 pm

Weird. Never had a single problem.

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Post by Simonsloth » June 14th, 2019, 5:18 pm

I just upgraded and have saved myself money by doing absolutely nothing. I now pay nothing until Feb 2020!

So bizarre. It is a little naughty in another sense as those who don’t switch to ultimate will end up paying the two separate subs. I thought it would happen automatically.

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