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Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Post by Mantis » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:13 pm

In place of the old Xbox thread. Rather than have two single threads for PS4 and Xbox totally dominate all discussion in this folder, could you please post individual threads for any console games you'd like to discuss, similar with how we have a Steam thread in General Gaming but separate game threads. It'll breathe some life into what is otherwise a pretty quiet section of the forum.

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Post by Medicine Man » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:39 pm

I see the oft rumoured XBox All Access things has went live over in Yankeeland...

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/b/xboxallaccess
Get a new Xbox One console, over 100 games with Xbox Game Pass, and online multiplayer with Xbox Live Gold—all with no upfront cost and one low monthly price for 24 months.
$34.99 a month for an X and $21.99 for an S.

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Post by Mantis » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:36 am

At current exchange rates and assuming you bought Gold subscriptions on an annual basis for £35 each, you're paying about £100-£120 over the usual price for an X, and missing out on any bundled games you might normally pick up when buying a package up front. I've seen the X bundled with a few games going for less than the £450 base retail price lately too.

Perhaps it's a good deal for some who really can't afford to save up and buy one up front. But I'll never understand the logic behind getting something sooner when you can't fully afford it and then ultimately paying over what you would have done by the end of the contract anyway.

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Post by Medicine Man » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:23 pm

It's the Brighthouse approach. :)

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Post by DjchunKfunK » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:53 pm

From their site it says you choose a bundle not just the console on it's own.

For the Xbox One S if you price it up in the US based on stock prices for Live and Game Pass on Amazon it comes to $646 which works out at $26.9 a month. So you are saving based off that.

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Post by Mantis » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:58 pm

Wait, is Game Pass a separate subscription? I calculated it on the basis that everything was part of the Gold sub.

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Post by DjchunKfunK » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:06 pm

Yes, Game Pass is around $60 for 6 months.

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Post by Medicine Man » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:04 pm

Games with Gold for September...



Prison Architect will be available for the duration of September on Xbox One. Livelock will be made available for Xbox One users from September 16 through October 15.

Xbox 360 and Xbox One users can download LEGO Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars September 1-15. On September 16 it will be replaced by Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World through September 30.

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Post by Medicine Man » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:36 pm

Xbox One X and the elite controller now available in white...

https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/con ... -76-1tb-se



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Post by Medicine Man » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:34 pm

Games being added to Game Pass this September are...
Aven Colon – September 1
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – September 1
Halo: The Master Chief Collection – September 1
Manual Samuel – September 1
Onrush – September 1
Quantum Break – September 1
Shadow Warrior 1 – September 1
Sky Force Reloaded – September 1
Snake Pass – September 1
InnerSpace – September 5

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Post by Raid » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:44 pm

As much as I like the look of the Elite controller in white, I have to wonder when the launch of a controller in a new colour (and calling it a colour in this case is a bit of a stretch) became a news story.

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Post by Abs_McBain » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:36 pm

Picked up a first gen XBOne for £100 to see what i've been missing out on. I also had a hankering to play Bad Fur Day again and found that a XBO console and the Rare Collection works out cheaper than a N64 + RAM pack and original Bad Fur Day game cart. Madness!
Talk about being super late to the party! I'm loving the Forza Horizon games, it covers my synthwave playlist & driving itch to the max. Shame I will be missing out on the Storm Island DLC, although it would be nice to see it go on sale again before it's de-listed.

I wonder if its best to give Horizon 3 a go, or just pass straight on to Horizon 4?

Btw this second hand console has a massive list of playable downloadable games tied to it's previous owner still available to me, even though I gave the console a factory reset. Is that normal?

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Post by Animalmother » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:20 am

That sounds a bit odd, any games the previous owner had should be tied to their account. The reset may not have fully happened.....but free games :D

Upgraded to Xbox X myself a few weeks ago. So much smaller and quieter than the giant brick I had before. Just need a 4K tv now.

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Post by Abs_McBain » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:05 pm

Two additions to the backwards compatible library. Rumble Roses XX and the Zone of the Enders HD collection.

Maybe the MGS HD collection will get some backwards compatibility next? Hmmmmm?

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Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Post by Abs_McBain » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:32 pm

Speak of the devil! All Forza Horizon 2 DLC is 80% off now.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/forza ... verviewtab

Just in time to nab before de-listed for good!

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