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« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2019, 06:45:34 PM »
Yakuza coming to Xbox is pretty big news.

If they release Yakuza game son Xbox Scarlett I theoretically could go a few years before buying a ps5

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« Reply #61 on: November 14, 2019, 07:09:26 PM »
so is the xcloud integration thing included next year or additional?
they are real careful not to ever mention pricing for xcloud

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« Reply #62 on: November 16, 2019, 09:12:50 AM »
So many good games currently on. Playing Remnant: From The Ashes with my nephew currently.
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« Reply #63 on: November 18, 2019, 07:04:17 PM »
Yeah I love Gamepass and I tell everyone I meet how awesome it is (if we talking about games already that is).

Gave Enter the Gungeon a go last night. Seems awesome. Appropriate tone and feels very snappy. I got to a giant boss bird with muscles and died lol. Better git gud



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« Reply #64 on: November 19, 2019, 05:07:13 PM »
So, MS just re-released Xbox all access.

For $30.99/month for 24 months, you can get an X1X + 2 years of game pass ultimate.

That’s a surprisingly fair deal for this type of thing, which are usually mega rip off.

And it has the option to upgrade to Scarlett after 12 months (I’m sure there is an additional fee for that).

.... but anyway this type of model is closer to what Stadia should have been, imo.

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« Reply #65 on: November 19, 2019, 06:22:52 PM »
One of those sites did the math on all access and you save like $20 overall the deal vs buying at MSRP. Kinda surprised.

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« Reply #66 on: November 19, 2019, 06:48:06 PM »
I have no doubt you could beat that deal shopping around and waiting for deals... buuuut if they did the similar pricing for Scarlett, or even just par pricing, I’d probably jump in for it day one rather than figuring out how to budget 500 for it or whatever.

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« Reply #67 on: November 19, 2019, 07:05:25 PM »
Was looking at the Best Buy ad, they are selling game pass ultimate 3 months for 24.99 on Black Friday. I’m probably in for 4 of those.

Isn’t there a way to roll in standard live still? Why pay a premium?

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« Reply #68 on: November 19, 2019, 08:16:02 PM »
yes and no.

If you have not yet enrolled in ultimate game pass, stack as long as you can into the future, then do the $1 for one month conversion, I believe that translates you 1 month = 1 month.

If you have already converted, however, there is a conversion rate based on the face value of the card. So 1 year of gold converts to 4 months of Gamepass ultimate.

So that deal is still better unless you get a year of gold for about $32.

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« Reply #69 on: November 19, 2019, 08:22:01 PM »
edit: don't buy these codes
« Last Edit: November 20, 2019, 10:08:00 AM by BisMarckie »

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« Reply #70 on: November 19, 2019, 09:13:04 PM »


Good looking out!

Hell yeah, I got four of those fell off a truck no taxes North Korea codes
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« Reply #71 on: November 19, 2019, 09:33:37 PM »
I don't know where cdkeys gets their shit from, but at least it's not from stolen credit cards like some of the shadier sites. :trumps

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« Reply #72 on: November 19, 2019, 10:17:32 PM »
There was that dude on GAF that seemed to do it for a living. He was in like Ukraine or something.

It sounds like mostly it’s just arbitrage from one region to another. So a dude like him would go to a sales rep, and say “hey, man I’ll buy 10K keys if you can give me this price” and then sell them onto cd keys. Sales rep meets his quota, cd keys gets their stock, we get deals.

That’s why sometimes they’re like photocopies of physical keys with Russian language or something like that.

That’s why I roll eyes when devs complain about key resellers. G2A is a shady ass site, but honestly I think most of the keys on there came about honestly from bundles and shit.

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« Reply #73 on: November 19, 2019, 10:22:22 PM »
yeah g2a is shady as hell, but I used it a couple of times when I missed to grab a bundle since you can buy these bundle keys there dirt cheap.
2 keys I bought got revoked from steam because of a payment dispute, if that was PSN, I would have been locked out from every game I have ever bought. 

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« Reply #74 on: November 19, 2019, 10:39:53 PM »
I used to use it to flip humble monthly keys for things I actually wanted... but it eventually just became too much work.

They always wanted me to send like miles of receipts to prove I bought the key or whatever.

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« Reply #75 on: November 20, 2019, 03:08:42 AM »
Don't buy those CD Keys gamepass keys. I bought 4 and all 4 are duds.

they're trying to pass free trial codes as 3 month codes. however, you can't redeem free trial codes if you already HAVE gamepass ultimate.

ALSO, 1 was already redeemed, and one was expired.

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« Reply #76 on: November 20, 2019, 03:22:48 AM »
yeah g2a is shady as hell, but I used it a couple of times when I missed to grab a bundle since you can buy these bundle keys there dirt cheap.
2 keys I bought got revoked from steam because of a payment dispute, if that was PSN, I would have been locked out from every game I have ever bought.
Bought a couple of games (and windows copies) from Kinguin, and didn't have problems yet.  :whew
CDKeys i bought a ton from instead, and they always came through just fine.

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« Reply #77 on: November 20, 2019, 03:27:07 AM »
This was my first problem with cd keys. Hopefully they make it right or it’s off to PayPal disputes.

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« Reply #78 on: November 20, 2019, 07:27:42 AM »
Sorry breh, now I feel guilty  :-\

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« Reply #79 on: November 20, 2019, 08:05:35 AM »
No worries man, not your fault

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« Reply #81 on: November 20, 2019, 04:59:44 PM »
oh man, might get RE2, Evil Within 1&2. Already got 1500/1500 in Evil Within on 360 but keen to double dip cos the game is fuckin sweet
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« Reply #82 on: November 24, 2019, 01:19:36 AM »

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« Reply #84 on: December 10, 2019, 11:40:37 AM »
Wtf is it with modern games that don't give you full control over language options? :rage
The UX wankers are probably worried that idiots will set it to something they can't read, but there's been a solution to this for decades: ask at the start! :maf

Part of the problem is that it's a UWP app. If it were win32 this would be easily rectified, but it's not, so I can't even look at the folder it's installed in. No config option, no registry key... Sigh.

In my rage I forgot to say what game I was talking about: it's Prey. This stupid little issue damped my excitement considerably, tbh. :doge

Removing German alltogether did it. :lol
Now to see if it will stick if I add German back, or if there's some residiual setting somewhere...
Well, adding German didn't break it. Why didn't it work before? Who the fuck knows...

Anyway, wrong thread to be bitching about this and :no1curr so I'll just play the damn game now.
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« Reply #85 on: December 10, 2019, 12:54:23 PM »
why are there two game pass threads anyway

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« Reply #86 on: December 10, 2019, 01:24:31 PM »
Cause there's a version for Xbone and one for the PC, and also an 'ultimate' option which gives you both. I guess we could merge the two threads but eh. :yeshrug
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« Reply #87 on: December 11, 2019, 08:16:50 AM »
This is the Xbone thread

PC users can go over there into a garbage can or something   :ufup :trash

we call them "rubbish bins" in New Zealand but whatever.

In mighty Xbone GamePass news the GOOSE MEME GAME is coming to the cervix, uh I mean service.

The game comes HIGHLY recommended from memesters and le inernetz. HONKZ https://www.trueachievements.com/n40064/untitled-goose-game-xbox-game-pass

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« Reply #88 on: December 12, 2019, 08:38:47 AM »
Alright I think I'm gonna finally get a TV for my room and set the 1X I won up, it comes with a code for 6 months of ult pass free, what's the best way to tack more on that cheaply? Buy some Live time and then have that roll over since that's a thing MS has been doing? Get the 3 months for a dollar bit? Inquiring minds want to know ...how to get shit from MS for as little as possible. :teehee
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« Reply #89 on: December 12, 2019, 08:55:02 AM »
Yes you want to stack XBL Gold (with cheap codes ideally) and then switch to Ultimate, which gets converted
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« Reply #90 on: December 12, 2019, 10:34:47 AM »
Yes make sure to stack gold BEFORE switching to ultimate.

That part is very important, if you add gold time AFTER switching, it gets prorated based on the MSRP of the card you put on.

If you are gold out to a specific month/year, and then swap to ultimate, it will convert 1 month Gold = 1 month ultimate.

Probably the most efficient way is:

- stack gold as long as you can
- add a $1 3 month card to convert
- then use the 6 month card assuming it doesn’t have any limitations like “must not already be ultimate”

Iirc, they will only let you have up to 36 months on file.


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« Reply #91 on: December 17, 2019, 09:57:03 AM »
Just some more awesome games being added to GamePass

Except that trash goose game

https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/1206937651342802944
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« Reply #92 on: December 17, 2019, 01:24:37 PM »
FYI buy 3 months of ultimate on amazon and get 3 months free.

https://www.amazon.com/Xbox-Game-Pass-Ultimate-Membership/dp/B07TGNFVWV

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« Reply #93 on: December 19, 2019, 07:52:13 AM »
Just some more awesome games being added to GamePass

Except that trash goose game

I didn't know Life is Strange 2 stars a goose.

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« Reply #94 on: December 19, 2019, 03:18:30 PM »
Everspace is pretty frickn dope check it out

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« Reply #95 on: December 22, 2019, 05:10:05 AM »
Goose Game is as good as promised, real nice art and interaction design. I found I "brute forced" the puzzling just by being very aggressive and overcoming the AI loops but thats the appeal of being The Goose huh?

The speedrun based achievements are pretty lame and I am 100% gonna Youtube the solutions
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« Reply #96 on: December 23, 2019, 10:54:21 PM »
https://www.medion.com/de/shop/p/mitgliedschaft-xbox-game-pass-ultimate-3-monate-DGMS16995

They are selling 3 months of gamepass Ultimate for 9.99, but only today. Kilck on "in den Warenkorb" to add them to your cart. If you don't speak any german you might need chrome to translate the site for you.
Bought a year's worth for 40 bucks and the codes work for existing memberships.

Already redeemed them and now have Gamepass Ultimate until November 2022  8)

edit: might be EU only, don't know how MS store codes work.
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« Reply #97 on: December 23, 2019, 11:18:48 PM »
If you can't remember your German address for some reason...
Here are some

Arnulf-Klett-Platz 2, 70173 Stuttgart
Hachmannplatz 16, 20099 Hamburg
Europaplatz 1, 10557 Berlin
Am Hauptbahnhof 5, 45127 Essen
Wiener Platz 4, 01069 Dresden

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« Reply #98 on: December 24, 2019, 03:55:58 AM »
(Aktionsvorrat leider ausverkauft!)

Scheiße

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« Reply #99 on: December 24, 2019, 05:45:21 AM »
Yeah, they also had a month for 4.99€, also sold out now.

For once I am glad that my daughter woke me up at 4:30 AM  :doge

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« Reply #100 on: December 24, 2019, 09:42:34 AM »
goose game was very silly and dumb but exactly the right length to not wear out its welcome. 10/10

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« Reply #101 on: January 03, 2020, 10:02:06 PM »
https://twitter.com/XboxGamePass/status/1213097852160757761
Exciting news for the three people that still haven't played it.
spoiler (click to show/hide)
I'm one of them :shh
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« Reply #102 on: January 22, 2020, 09:06:47 AM »

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/01/22/coming-soon-xbox-game-pass-for-console-january-update/

Indivisible is one I'll check out. It looked interesting but not $40 interesting.

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« Reply #103 on: January 22, 2020, 10:21:19 AM »
Plague Tale is also a pretty cool game.

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« Reply #104 on: January 22, 2020, 10:59:48 AM »
fishing sim world pro tour finally coming to game pass

:rejoice :rejoice :rejoice

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« Reply #105 on: January 22, 2020, 11:21:15 AM »
Plague Tale is pretty good, play it. I enjoyed it, and easy achievements
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« Reply #106 on: January 22, 2020, 12:01:20 PM »
Oooh, I've heard good stuff about Plague's Tale and it's PC as well. Nice get.


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« Reply #108 on: January 31, 2020, 09:40:04 PM »
Okay, I’m gonna try the fishing game lol

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« Reply #109 on: February 01, 2020, 10:26:03 AM »
Didn’t much care for it

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« Reply #110 on: February 03, 2020, 01:35:07 PM »
I've been fucking with Indivisible, having read nothing about it. I initially thought it was a typical Metroidvania with nice art - and it kind of is - but the Metroidvania part is very barebones. There is an RPG mechanic, but even that is barebones (Paper Mario probably has more depth).

Over the course of the game you get into battles similar to Valkyrie Profile - see enemy, thwack it (or not) to initial combat. You gain XP that seems to only just give you more health. There's no "equipment" or more moves to learn. You get better strength or defense by collecting these red rocks throughout the game.

Combat is pretty much like Valkyrie Profile. Over the course of the game you get more Einherjar people that get absorbed into the main character's brain/inner realm. Yeah it's weird, the characters so far are pretty shit and I don't give a shit.

Here's a video of the first boss fight

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« Reply #111 on: February 05, 2020, 11:18:28 AM »
New Games added

- FFXV (Royal Edition PC only?)
- Wolfenstein Youngblood
- Death's Gambit (PC)
- Death Squared (Console)
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« Reply #112 on: February 05, 2020, 11:51:40 AM »
XV being on PC might make me get that side of pass working.
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« Reply #113 on: February 05, 2020, 09:42:29 PM »
FFXV royal edition and episode ardyn are part of gamepass...are the dlcs worth playing? i finished the game at launch and never ended up getting any of them.

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« Reply #114 on: February 05, 2020, 09:45:57 PM »
Episode Ardyn is definitely worth playing and the best of the bunch. Gladio is short and neat. Ignis is alright if forgettable. Prompto is not worth playing at all imo.
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« Reply #115 on: February 05, 2020, 09:52:11 PM »


:leon
this and ultrawide support means i'm in on the pc version to check out the dlc

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« Reply #116 on: February 05, 2020, 11:02:38 PM »
Royal Edition is on console too. Downloading now, hope my save carries over
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« Reply #117 on: February 05, 2020, 11:05:25 PM »
it's supposed to, i looked that up cause i figured i'd need to stay on console

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« Reply #118 on: February 05, 2020, 11:07:13 PM »
Is Comrades worth fucking with? I imagine it's gonna get a nice jolt with GamePass

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Ardyn is free with GamePass as well, you just have to buy it separately
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« Reply #119 on: February 05, 2020, 11:19:53 PM »
I made a character in Comrades but didn't continue after tutorial stuff. Seemed like extremely jank Monster Hunter. I might reinstall that if people are playing it.
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