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2 hours ago, MattyP said:

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/9/21429922/xbox-game-pass-for-pc-price-increase-september-17

 

Looks like the party is over for cheaper game pass on the PC. 17th onwards it will be going up to £8.99 ($9.99)  I guess...Still good value. Guess it's finally coming out of beta. Looking at my backlog of games I currently own it won't be for me!

Probably be able to pick it up cheaper from cdkeys and the like I imagine.

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2 hours ago, MattyP said:

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/9/21429922/xbox-game-pass-for-pc-price-increase-september-17

 

Looks like the party is over for cheaper game pass on the PC. 17th onwards it will be going up to £8.99 ($9.99)  I guess...Still good value. Guess it's finally coming out of beta. Looking at my backlog of games I currently own it won't be for me!

 

Dam it, Wondering how long it would be before my £1 PC Game pass subs per month came to an end.  Looks like that day has finally arrived :(

 

Saying that, still a good price when you put ea play into the mix on top.  Wouldn`t sub every month though, only odd times when there is something I want to play.

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On 21/07/2020 at 19:13, moosegrinder said:

Forager is a compulsive little bastard, isn't it?

Just started this on gamepass and oh my god it’s got me madly hooked like Game Dev Story or something. My only issue is I’m wondering if I should get the switch version so I can feed my addiction all the time. 

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14 hours ago, Onze said:

So I let my Xbox Game Pass Ultimate expire a couple of days ago. I did the Xbox Live Gold 12 month upgrade to Ultimate for £1 last year at some point.

 

Just to confirm that the 1 to 1 ratio upgrade from Gold to Ultimate is still available.

 

I bought 2 x 12 Month Xbox Live Gold Subscriptions from ShopTo today for £39.85 a piece and redeemed each Gold subscription. When I redeemed the first 12 month Gold sub I turned on Auto Renew to gain 1 month extra. I then turned off the auto renew and redeemed the second 12 month Gold sub and once again turned on Auto Renew to gain another month. I then turned off Auto Renew again and upgraded to Ultimate. On the first screen it said the upgrade from Gold to Ultimate would cost £1 but when I finally confirmed it showed £10.99.

 

So after all that I've got 27 months of Game Pass Ultimate for around £91 which is about £3.37 a month. :omg:

 

I just did this through the website via https://account.microsoft.com/ and it was a quid at the end.

 

So just under £3 a month for me.

 

Looked at faffing about with using a Brazilian code for more off, but the website was being a pain in the bum keep reverting back to GB despite having VPN on. 

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20 hours ago, Onze said:

So I let my Xbox Game Pass Ultimate expire a couple of days ago. I did the Xbox Live Gold 12 month upgrade to Ultimate for £1 last year at some point.

 

Just to confirm that the 1 to 1 ratio upgrade from Gold to Ultimate is still available.

 

I bought 2 x 12 Month Xbox Live Gold Subscriptions from ShopTo today for £39.85 a piece and redeemed each Gold subscription. When I redeemed the first 12 month Gold sub I turned on Auto Renew to gain 1 month extra. I then turned off the auto renew and redeemed the second 12 month Gold sub and once again turned on Auto Renew to gain another month. I then turned off Auto Renew again and upgraded to Ultimate. On the first screen it said the upgrade from Gold to Ultimate would cost £1 but when I finally confirmed it showed £10.99.

 

So after all that I've got 27 months of Game Pass Ultimate for around £91 which is about £3.37 a month. :omg:

Cheers for heads up.  Paid up till nov next year on ultimate for the grand total of £40.  Bargain!

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On 15/09/2020 at 21:20, carlospie said:

Hi I'm thinking of getting an xbox, can anyone tell me how to get gamepass for the cheapest price please 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm joking. But does your current sub have to expire to do the above? 

I'd like to know this too.  My one month trial that I got with a refurb is about to expire.  Do I have to let it lapse totally, or can I do it at any point?

 

Thanks.

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12 minutes ago, Boothjan said:

So - Destiny 2.  Never played it, won't be able to play multiplayer so it would purely be for the campaign.  I've heard massively contrasting opinions on it, so as it's now on GP is it worth a go purely for single player campaign?

 

Yeah, I mostly just play the single player campaign. Play now, before they retire all the content. Just bear in mind it's an arse to find the content before it does retire - go to the hanger, look for amanda, choose "Red War" or whatever it's called. Then skip the two expansions there, and find the Foresaken content.

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1 minute ago, footle said:

 

Yeah, I mostly just play the single player campaign. Play now, before they retire all the content. Just bear in mind it's an arse to find the content before it does retire - go to the hanger, look for amanda, choose "Red War" or whatever it's called. Then skip the two expansions there, and find the Foresaken content.

 

Does this mean it won't have a single player campaign by the time the Series X/S arrive? Or will there just be a different campaign in that version?

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24 minutes ago, Darren said:

 

Does this mean it won't have a single player campaign by the time the Series X/S arrive? Or will there just be a different campaign in that version?

Different content. Destiny's has a single player story to follow and play, but you need a team for the most fun. I attempted to play the old content on my own and it was boring 

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I’m definitely finding that GamePass is discouraging me from buying new games, especially indie games that are prime fodder for the service. I’m not sure that’s a good thing. For instance I was looking at Hades on the Switch - looks great! But then I thought, well, there are about 20 roguelikes on GP I haven’t played. And who knows if Hades will come to GamePass in the future anyway? If it does then I will feel like a mug. So I didn’t buy it. At least it’s one fewer game on my backlog, I guess. 

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2 minutes ago, Garwoofoo said:

I’m definitely finding that GamePass is discouraging me from buying new games, especially indie games that are prime fodder for the service. I’m not sure that’s a good thing. For instance I was looking at Hades on the Switch - looks great! But then I thought, well, there are about 20 roguelikes on GP I haven’t played. And who knows if Hades will come to GamePass in the future anyway? If it does then I will feel like a mug. So I didn’t buy it. At least it’s one fewer game on my backlog, I guess. 

I sort of use gamepass to see if I like something then buy it on switch so I can play it lying bed. 

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46 minutes ago, Garwoofoo said:

I’m definitely finding that GamePass is discouraging me from buying new games, especially indie games that are prime fodder for the service. I’m not sure that’s a good thing. For instance I was looking at Hades on the Switch - looks great! But then I thought, well, there are about 20 roguelikes on GP I haven’t played. And who knows if Hades will come to GamePass in the future anyway? If it does then I will feel like a mug. So I didn’t buy it. At least it’s one fewer game on my backlog, I guess. 

 

I don't so much - I just buy what I'd normally buy, after checking whether it's on GamePass. Then play some additional stuff on GamePass, for ten minutes, for three hours (Gears Tactics - very impressive, but not so keen about sitting in front of a PC), for ten days...

Pretty much the same way that I use Apple Arcade...

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51 minutes ago, Garwoofoo said:

I’m definitely finding that GamePass is discouraging me from buying new games, especially indie games that are prime fodder for the service. I’m not sure that’s a good thing. For instance I was looking at Hades on the Switch - looks great! But then I thought, well, there are about 20 roguelikes on GP I haven’t played. And who knows if Hades will come to GamePass in the future anyway? If it does then I will feel like a mug. So I didn’t buy it. At least it’s one fewer game on my backlog, I guess. 

 

I had this dilemma but I went for hades on the switch because I can play it now and I don't have an xbox... Just an xsx preorder. But I am worried about it killing my switch! 

 

I don't often play switch portable but I do a bit. I guess if I play it a silly amount (eg slay the spire) it might justify a purchase on Switch for handheld play but I think I'll just keep arguing myself out of the cost. 

 

But I bought a switch for zelda and Mario, not indie games. So it's all good. 

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2 hours ago, Garwoofoo said:

I’m definitely finding that GamePass is discouraging me from buying new games, especially indie games that are prime fodder for the service. I’m not sure that’s a good thing. For instance I was looking at Hades on the Switch - looks great! But then I thought, well, there are about 20 roguelikes on GP I haven’t played. And who knows if Hades will come to GamePass in the future anyway? If it does then I will feel like a mug. So I didn’t buy it. At least it’s one fewer game on my backlog, I guess. 

 

Hades isn't getting a port to other consoles anytime soon, and version 1.0 may well be the final version of the game bar bug fixing and small improvements. This is what I got from Supergiant's Reddit AMA yesterday. They're having a well deserved break for a few weeks very soon, before talking about their next big project. There was no sense in the AMA that an Xbox/PlayStation version of Hades is coming.

 

Buy the game on Switch!

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Hi.

 

My XB1X went tits up a couple of weeks ago and I have GP ultimate until December (added a 3 month code shortly before console and sub expired), does anyone know if I can suspend or pause the subscription so I don't lose the time between now and getting a Series X (whenever that maybe). I've googled but nothing obvious.

 

Cheers.

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1 hour ago, Pockets said:

For me, since the low cost of PC gaming and the rise of ‘free’ games, I’ve found I question the time I want to spend far more than the money, which had led to me asking all sorts of existential questions about whether I still want to take part in this hobby at all. He says the day after ordering a XSX. 

 

That's just because we're all old now. Realising I've put 40 hours into Hades in 11 days has made me question my existence.

Though it does explain why I'm dreaming (and day-dreaming) of different Boon combinations.

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3 hours ago, Garwoofoo said:

Yeah, I find the Switch uncomfortable to play handheld so for me it’s just an underpowered home console. I’d rather play stuff on Xbox. 

 

I totally agree with this, but I got the Hori Split Pad Pro and I play it a lot more in handheld. Well better. 

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