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12 minutes ago, womblingfree said:

Downloaded Senua’s Sacrifice for the first time.

 

Not sure if I’m playing a game or watching a production at the Young Vic.

 

Either way, it’s certainly interesting.

It's a great game.... Play it with your 'Phones on for maximum effect! :)

 

Mostly enjoyed this last quarter of the game got a but tedious IIRC.

 

Think there is a second installment in the works....

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Downloaded Myst tonight. Last time I saw that was way back when each screen was ray-traced and flipped as you moved though the environment. 

 

Looks even more impressive now running in the Unreal engine real time! .

 

Although I'm on PC the GamePass version doesn't support VR (didn't even know there was a VR version of this!). That version is in Steam but its £23.

 

This supports raytracing and all the bells and whistles so should look even more lovely on the Series machines. Also runs at 60fps.

 

For anyone that remembers the original this will blow your mind - well a little bit perhaps :)

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15 minutes ago, StephenM said:

On the 'best deal' stuff: Would it make sense to add a 'last updated' date to the info in the first post?

 

When I wasn't sure and asked in here, it was because I didn't know if the first post info was recent.

Wouldn't help because the trick is what it is, the first post won't ever need to be updated until Microsoft decides to close that loophole. 

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1 hour ago, moosegrinder said:

Is it even a loophole at this point? There's no way in hell it'd still exist if MS didn't want it to. But yeah when someone notices it changes we'll get @Harsin to update the title and first post.

Oh they know 100%. If they didn't want it, it would've been closed in no-time. That's why a lot of us did it asap when it was first discovered. At this point, Microsoft's main interest is growing subscriber numbers as fast as possible, as high as possible. Making Game Pass profitable comes way later, right now it's all about subscriber numbers and becoming the unassailable number one game subscription and streaming platform. Grabbing the majority of that pie before competitors can get a slice.

 

I suspect this wasn't on purpose, but when they saw that this loophole was doing wonders for getting people like us - the hobbyist gamers - to try out game pass *and* locking us in for years immediately -they decided "great, let them subscribe!"

 

We're also the day one kind of hobbyist people who will talk to others about how great game pass is etcetera. And probably, us feeling like we're getting away with something does WAY more to entice us than simply offering one month GP for one dollar.

 

Pure guesswork on my part: this current start-up phase for the service is going to last for years and years still. So I wouldn't be surprised if the trick persists into the next generation. Also because with a new Xbox comes a new audience, you want to rope them in too.

 

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That seems plausible. Also, it worked - I was skeptical at first, but nearing the end of the initial 3 years I was just preparing to either start paying (for just GP, as I don't stream enough to warrant GPU) or cash in the 12k rewards points a month for GPU. But hey, if we can do the gold trick for $10.99, so be it!

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2 hours ago, TehStu said:

or cash in the 12k rewards points a month for GPU. 

I know you aren’t going this way, but it’s better to use 15k to get the three months of gold, this converts to 50 days GPU if you have a running subscription. (300 points per day vs 400 points per day)

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On 14/10/2021 at 10:03, Darren said:

 

You can, BUT only after your current subscription has lapsed - if you try to do it while your current sub is active it will automatically convert gold to GP at a much worse exchange rate. And it will cost you £10.99 this time, it's the £1 conversion that's a one-time offer, but the otherwise you can do it as often as you like for £10.99 a time (so long as you wait until each sub expires, and with the caveat that MS could withdraw this offer at any time).

Appreciate the response dude! 

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It seems you set up gamepass for cheaper on a seperate username and then share it with your original tag on the same console.

 

Seems like a cheaper work around but I guess you miss things out, like the points? I don't know for sure.

 

Seems like a faff especially if you want to buy something.

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Who is pushing that rumour? 

 

 

I'll stick my neck out and say that I don't think they are going to increase the price until 2024. That's a big silly prediction that could make me look very foolish but that's my hot take. 

 

 

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Was looking for a game to tide me over till horizon 5. Only just realised that dishonored death of the outsider is on here. Loved 1 and 2. Never got round to this.

 

Even more surprising it has had FPS boost to to 60fps. Looks lovely on my series s with auto HDR. 

 

Well worth a punt if you like dishonored series.  Only around 7 hours to beat so not to long either. 

 

 

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Playing AI: Somnuim Files at the moment. I'm liking the premise but I do find some of it rather embarassing, pretty much all the women seem to be highly sexualised, his boss for example has a plunging neck line with ample cleavage on display and a skirt that almost leaves nothing to the imagination. There is even one point where you are in the lobby of an entertaiment company and you can highlight things, it has a very well endowed receptionist, if you click on the reception is says 'A receptionist with huge breasts is sitting there'.

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Dear Norris,

 

I recently completed level 4 of Sniper Elite 4 on Game Pass. Upon completion, with all main and optional objectives met, the game informed me the level had taken me five and a half hours to complete, longer than some entire games I've finished lately.

 

Is this a record? And can I have Roy's autograph?

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Darren

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5 hours ago, metallicfrodo said:

Playing AI: Somnuim Files at the moment. I'm liking the premise but I do find some of it rather embarassing, pretty much all the women seem to be highly sexualised, his boss for example has a plunging neck line with ample cleavage on display and a skirt that almost leaves nothing to the imagination. There is even one point where you are in the lobby of an entertaiment company and you can highlight things, it has a very well endowed receptionist, if you click on the reception is says 'A receptionist with huge breasts is sitting there'.

Yep. There's more of that to come. The three zero escape games, on the DS and 3DS, I felt were worse because they had characters with ridiculously innapropriate clothing completely unmentioned. At least the main character being a pervert is a thing in this. Still love the games despite that though.

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Question for the hive mind!

 

My mate has just moved in with his brother and has signed up for Game Pass (with the £1 deal thing after I told him about it...)

 

He's asked what the best GP titles are that have local 2 player co op? I've said Master Chief Collection but as I don't play anything split screen/local co op I thought I'd ask you lot as I really don't know!

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24 minutes ago, Boothjan said:

Question for the hive mind!

 

My mate has just moved in with his brother and has signed up for Game Pass (with the £1 deal thing after I told him about it...)

 

He's asked what the best GP titles are that have local 2 player co op? I've said Master Chief Collection but as I don't play anything split screen/local co op I thought I'd ask you lot as I really don't know!


Streets of Rage 4

Gears 4 and 5

Overcooked 2

 

Along with Halo MCC those are the local co-op/splitscreen standouts, I reckon.

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8 hours ago, mikeyl said:

Convinced a mate to get an S whilst waiting for a PS5. Told him to do the £1 thing. He inevitably fucked it up and just bought Gamepass for a pound and then bought the Gold. It really is a secret for the normals.


If he’s not converted the gold yet, tell him to hang on until his £1 deal expires in a month’s time (he’ll have to cancel auto renew if he hasn’t already) and as soon as it’s expired he can convert it then for £10.99 instead.

 

Of course, if he has already converted it… you just can’t help some people!

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