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Post by Animalmother » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:14 pm

Forza Motorsport 7 is on Games Pass today, was going to install and saw it was 98 GB. Fuck that :x

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Post by Achtung Englander » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:33 pm

...and its shit

handling on Forza games are some of the worst I have played. Nothing like the Dirt series.
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Post by Animalmother » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:09 pm

EA Play is now part of Game Pass and it's a bit underwhelming to be honest. Great if you like sports titles (there's 25 of them..) and the rest is a smattering of Battlefield, Need for Speed and a few other bits and bobs. I'm sure more titles will be added later but it's all a bit meh.

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Post by Drarok » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:03 pm

Seems there's only 89 games added from EA Play according to the bottom of this page?! There's a handful in there I want to try, but it's pretty underwhelming.
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Post by Drarok » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:06 pm

Achtung Englander wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:33 pm
...and its shit

handling on Forza games are some of the worst I have played. Nothing like the Dirt series.
I don't think it's fair to say it's shit, it's just a very different style of game and target audience. If you want to do proper rallying, Dirt makes sense. If you want to blat around a track while drinking and chatting shit with mates, Forza's yer man.
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Post by Animalmother » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:03 am

Jedi Fallen Order was added as well so that's not so bad.

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Post by Animalmother » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:09 pm

Control is on Xbox Game Pass now, they snuck that one in.

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Post by Raid » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:39 am

Halo Infinite has been delayed until Autumn 2021. That's almost an entire year after it was supposed to be a launch title. Oof.

https://www.engadget.com/halo-infinite- ... 26926.html

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Post by Wrathbone » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:03 am

I've no interest in Halo, but if moving the release date back a year allows them to get it right without flogging their staff to death then fair play to them. Other studios would probably crunch for a spring release.

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Post by Raid » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:06 pm

Yeah, I have no horse in that race so it's not a problem for me (and if it does avoid crunch, even better), but it's a little embarrassing for Microsoft that their flagship title for their new console generation has been put back 9 months. It's a good job the hardware team have done an apparently excellent job with things like backwards compatibility, because having literally no new software at launch could have been a killing blow.

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Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:24 pm

Seems like a sensible idea to me, allows them time to get things right.

In other news xCloud is coming to PC and iOS in spring of next year.

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Post by Raid » Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:59 pm

So Microsoft announced a new Perfect Dark game last night. It's called "Perfect Dark", because imagination is dead.



I was actually a fairly big fan of the last PD game, the 360 launch title PD:Zero, even though I think critics didn't think much of it at the time. Together with Project Gotham Racing 3, I played it pretty much to death due to the dearth of titles available in the months after launch, but I really enjoyed the weapon variety and the way you selected your loadout prior to a mission.

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Post by Animalmother » Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:28 pm

Skyrim Special Ed and Greedfall now on Game Pass

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Post by Achtung Englander » Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:23 pm

Raid wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:59 pm
So Microsoft announced a new Perfect Dark game last night. It's called "Perfect Dark", because imagination is dead.
At least they did not call it Perfect Dark X

or

PerfX Dark

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Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Post by Animalmother » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:48 pm

https://gamerant.com/battlefield-6-xbox-game-pass/
Battlefield 6 available day one on Game Pass maybe?

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