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#14507577 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 25 November 2022 - 07:07 PM in Video Game Deals

Anyone here played Soul Hackers 2 or Digimon Survive?

 

Wondering if they're worth $29 and $17




#14507129 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 24 November 2022 - 04:29 AM in Video Game Deals

No one is saying that Activision/Blizzard is a company that is loved by all.  What I'm talking about is the fact that it all comes down to whether you believe purchases like this are pro-consumer or not.  

 

The history of capitalism points to the fact that when there are less companies to buy from consumers are (either immediately or eventually) harmed.

 

I'm not arguing that Gamepass wouldn't be improved, I'm just saying that consumers are harmed when massive companies become even more massive companies where consumers have less choice where to buy from.  

 

Your overall points on consumer choice and competition are valid but how does the ABK deal apply?

 

If you go out and buy an ABK game today, you are buying it through PlayStation, Xbox, BattleNet marketplace on PC (Sometimes Steam), or a retailer.

 

When/If the deal closes ABK games would be available on more platforms (For instance Nintendo and ABK games would then always come to Steam for sure), not less.

 

Consumers would literally have more choices.

 

If MS was purchasing a large platform holder, then I'd agree.

 

ABK's BattleNet certainly isn't one.




#14507069 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 24 November 2022 - 12:31 AM in Video Game Deals

Feds likely to challenge Microsoft’s $69 billion Activision takeover

 

https://www.politico...keover-00070787

 

So Sony wins?

 

Now watch Sony purchase Square Enix and make PlayStation exclusive.

 

This means the FTC is definitely going to ask for some concessions or a consent decree (CoD stays on PlayStation or cannot go into Game Pass). 

 

The suit is in case MS and the FTC cannot come to an agreement.




#14507049 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 23 November 2022 - 10:23 PM in Video Game Deals

I'll send a code for a digital copy of Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom (4K, MA...) to the first person to like this post.

Thanks




#14506506 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 22 November 2022 - 01:39 AM in Video Game Deals

Judgment finally hit $10 on Amazon.

 

ow.ly/ifhc50LKnm3




#14506128 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 20 November 2022 - 07:24 PM in Video Game Deals

Does anyone here need another follower/friend for the Xbox Ambassador mission? For some removing and re-adding existing friends doesn't work anymore...or maybe I'm doing it wrong this time around. I need two more! Thanks in advance!

I don't need one, but you can add me if you haven't already.

 

GT: Loyal Catalyst

 

I do the Xbox Ambassador stuff so you can send your GG messages or whatever too.




#14505557 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 18 November 2022 - 02:44 PM in Video Game Deals

Is it me or are none of these Black Friday deals seem appealing to anybody no matter where I look?

 

As a new PS5 owner, the PS deals are ok - Got a few games like Miles Morales and GoT: DE.

 

But on the Xbox side, I'd agree.

 

I know Game Pass & MS Rewards has made me more selective of what I buy.




#14505339 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 17 November 2022 - 09:47 PM in Video Game Deals

Anyone else buying much from the sale? I ended up with Steelrising, Diofield and decided to just go ahead and buy Deathloop anyways. Will wait on anything else until the new years/christmas sale

 

I have $16 in auto-redeemed Xbox credit I need to spend so I'll grab a game or two.

 

Not sure what though.

 

Edit: Open to recommendations 




#14505254 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 17 November 2022 - 03:54 PM in Video Game Deals

I've seen very little concrete info on GamePass. The contract seems to vary from game to game, aside from bigger deals like the Yakuza or Final Fantasy arrangements. I get the impression that it is mostly lump sums for whatever period of time.

 

Game Pass deals are done on a case-by-case basis, but as Phil Spencer said I imagine most want money upfront.

 

https://www.theverge...decoder-podcast

 

Q: How do you pay out developers? I’m a developer, I make a game, I say I’m going to put it in Game Pass, a customer pays [you] $14.99 a month. How do you decide how much to pay me, the developer?

 
Our deals are, I’ll say, all over the place. That sounds unmanaged, but it’s really based on the developer’s need. One of the things that’s been cool to see is a developer, usually a smaller to mid-sized developer, might be starting a game and say, “hey, we’re willing to put this in Game Pass on our launch day if you guys will give us X dollars now.” What we can go do is, we’ll create a floor for them in terms of the success of their game. They know they’re going to get this return.
 
[In] certain cases, we’ll pay for the full production cost of the game. Then they get all the retail opportunity on top of Game Pass. They can go sell it on PlayStation, on Steam, and on Xbox, and on Switch. For them, they’ve protected themselves from any downside risk. The game is going to get made. Then they have all the retail upside, we have the opportunity for day and date. That would be a flat fee payment to a developer. Sometimes the developer’s more done with the game and it’s more just a transaction of, “Hey, we’ll put it in Game Pass if you’ll pay us this amount of money.”
 
Others want [agreements] more based on usage and monetization in whether it’s a store monetization that gets created through transactions, or usage. We’re open [to] experimenting with many different partners, because we don’t think we have it figured out. When we started, we had a model that was all based on usage. Most of the partners said, “Yeah, yeah, we understand that, but we don’t believe it, so just give us the money upfront.”



#14504979 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 16 November 2022 - 06:49 PM in Video Game Deals

GameStop's BF ad is out.

 

Digimon Survive and Quarry for $17.

 

Nothing else sticks out.




#14504786 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 15 November 2022 - 06:40 PM in Video Game Deals

FanFest Trivia prize emails are going out now.

Yep, but looks like the 1 month of GP is for new members only.




#14504347 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 13 November 2022 - 02:50 PM in Video Game Deals

Xbox Live to Game Pass Ultimate conversion question. Would buying 12 3-month Live subs and converting them work the same as 3 12-month subs? I guess my question is, is there a limit on the number of codes that can be entered?

There's no limit to the amount of codes you can enter, but 36 months is the max amount of Gold/Game Pass you can have on one account.




#14504244 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 12 November 2022 - 11:24 PM in Video Game Deals

Hard Mode knocked me out the Top 250 FTL.




#14504235 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 12 November 2022 - 10:59 PM in Video Game Deals

Anybody here doing the Xbox FanFest Trivia?

 

They didn't reveal the topics of trivia ahead of time this year so I'm not doing great.




#14504226 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 12 November 2022 - 10:04 PM in Video Game Deals

Do you think people will be selling the GOW codes? Are they PS4? thanks.

The code gives you access to both the PS4 and PS5 version




#14504220 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 12 November 2022 - 09:28 PM in Video Game Deals

I'll send a code for a digital copy of The Fifth Element ($K, UHD, MA, what have you) to the first person to like this post and a screen pass to the second person to like this post.

Thanks




#14504093 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 12 November 2022 - 03:06 AM in Video Game Deals

What are you guys watching for on Black Friday this year? I am on the hunt for 2 more PS5 Controllers. Xbox wise I'll probably just stock up on credit for when games I want come out next year. If Costco has that $80 for $100 of Xbox credit ill stock up on that. I still have the $110 from the Dell deal sitting on my account at the moment. Saving that for the Black Friday digital sale that starts next week.

Gotham Knights $30 and Tales of Arise for $20.

 

So many retailers had GOW PS5 bundles in stock I caved and got one, so looking for Ghost of Sushi or Miles Morales to be on sale.




#14501095 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 27 October 2022 - 11:15 PM in Video Game Deals

Not worried about the eventual Game Pass price hike since I'm still set on Game Pass until the end of 2024.

 

Bought three years of Gold with MS Rewards points back in 2019 to convert to GPU (When 12 month XBL Gold was a reward option so that was for like 70K points).

 

Since then, I got nine months of GPU for $60 as a X-Mas gift and won seven months from Xbox and Adidas along with shoes from the contest in this article.

 

https://news.xbox.co...adidas-sneaker/

 

Plus, I do the Xbox Ambassadors thing so I get a free month of GPU every three months for hitting Platinum each season.




#14500237 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 22 October 2022 - 01:36 AM in Video Game Deals

 

Apparently I've had Microsoft Rewards for 8 years now as they gifted me 500 points. Only been working at it earnestly the last couple of years so my numbers are weak compared to most.

 

1,018,372

lifetime points earned

 

 

That's probably more than most lol.

 

I'm at 1,043,583.




#14499081 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 13 October 2022 - 10:08 PM in Video Game Deals

Giveaways on twitter are for idiots. You are marketing for them.

I've won plenty of Twitter giveaways myself.

 

Nothing pricey like a console or gaming PC, but a handful of games and accessories.

 

Never won any of Xbox's Free Code Friday giveaways though....




#14497174 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 30 September 2022 - 02:42 PM in Video Game Deals

Hope Stadia closing doesn't impact the ABK deal.

 

Even though Google wasn't much competition to begin with, it's an example of how tough it is even for a $1T company to enter the gaming market.




#14496736 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 27 September 2022 - 06:12 PM in Video Game Deals

So one of the new weekly quests on the Game Pass app is play The Artful Escape. Uh, didn't that leave like a little over a week ago?

 

Yep lol.




#14489943 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 02 August 2022 - 12:19 AM in Video Game Deals

Thinking about getting Judgment for $18.

 

Is it any good?




#14489590 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 30 July 2022 - 02:45 AM in Video Game Deals

Redeemed 46K MS points for a $50 Xbox GC and used it on Yakuza Remastered Collection, Yakuza 6, One Piece: World Seeker DE, and Ace Attorney Trilogy.

 

Got 8K MS points back from stacking the Anime and Ult. Sale punchcards too.




#14489460 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 29 July 2022 - 11:14 AM in Video Game Deals

Pac attack took me like a solid week to clear Hyper lol

 

Any tips on Pac 256 in regards to getting 10 powerups to level 8?

Other than focus on completing the optional objectives like collecting five fruits, eat 30 ghosts etc. not really.

 

There isn't an easy way to do it, it's just time consuming.