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#19861 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2462 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:20 PM

A quick question:

 

My question recently got a One S for his birthday but doesn't have Live, so I wanted to get him Xbox Live for his birthday present. Looking at the prices in Canada, is it better to buy Gold or buy Game Pass ultimate? It's only a $5 difference if I buy them from the Microsoft website. 

Also, can you gift Game Pass Ultimate or is it only possible to buy for one's own account? 

 

Yes, there is an option to gift both GP and Gold.

 

Are you sure about that pricing? I checked the US  store prices and for 3/6/12 month of Gold it's $25/$40/$60 and for GP it's $45/$90/$180. Canada's pricing may be different but when I looked at the prices the options for 2 of the offers were reversed when buying so I it looked like $40 and $45 but it was actually 6 months gold and 1 month GP.

 

If you are correct about the pricing, I'd go with GP. He/she will have access to a library of games for the length of the sub but will be getting 2 free Xbox 360 games to keep. Also, have him/her redeem the code on last day the GwG games can be claimed before it switches to the new GwG game, so usually on the 15th and last day of the month. I found this gives you a third GwG because you are able to download it earlier than scheduled.



#19862 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4240 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:53 PM

That's funny I was just actually thinking that the new Hitman might be a good example of a way to make a new "modern" Splinter Cell game, something with maybe fewer levels but much more open overall and highly re-playable. Could still do some kind of half way narrative jammed in there for good measure. It seems pretty obvious in interviews with Yves Guilemot that Ubisoft isn't really interested in the Splinter Cells series though or at least hasn't wrapped it's head around how to monetize the shit out of it. Then again most of the time I've seen it brought up was this summer before it seems like Breakpoint was rejected by gamers overall and they pulled the release of every other game of theirs off the table for retooling. Maybe they are turning over a new leaf. 

Unless there was some big shake up from the recent news that they're actively trying to make more unique games or whatever, if this SC game has been in development for a while I expect another Ubisoft open world with radio towers. Could work I guess, it would expect Metal Gear Solid V would be the gameplay inspiration if that's the case.

 

Obvious live service stuff to me would be weapons, gear, and clothing for sale with additional missions added likely through a mix of paid and free.



#19863 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2701 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 09 November 2019 - 06:22 PM

6 months of Game Pass Ultimate for $45 seems to be the standard deal right now (3 months plus 3 months free). Comes out to $7.50 per month, which is quite good. Best Buy most recent retailer to do it:

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6359375

 

I'm guessing these types of deals won't last forever, but they want that install base to market to publishers.



#19864 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3813 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2019 - 07:36 PM

I'm guessing these types of deals won't last forever, but they want that install base to market to publishers.


Plus with these deals going out to 2022 on Gamepass ultimate (I’m good til Aug 2022) it makes it an easy choice on next gen. Do I want a PS5 for $499 + $60 for a second controller + $60 for a launch game or an Super Xbox Scarlett Edition for $499 + $60 for a second controller and prob 2 or 3 launch games will be on Gamepass. One of those most likely being Halo Infinite.

#19865 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2701 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 09 November 2019 - 08:04 PM

Plus with these deals going out to 2022 on Gamepass ultimate (I’m good til Aug 2022) it makes it an easy choice on next gen. Do I want a PS5 for $499 + $60 for a second controller + $60 for a launch game or an Super Xbox Scarlett Edition for $499 + $60 for a second controller and prob 2 or 3 launch games will be on Gamepass. One of those most likely being Halo Infinite.

All Xbox One controllers will be compatible with the new console, so most of us won't need to buy multiple new controllers for next gen. It's also safe to assume that 360 games will have some basic enhancements on such superior hardware, given what has been possible on the X1X. The long game is definitely to market to the next generation. 



#19866 Deadpool   I club baby seals CAGiversary!   2465 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2019 - 10:03 PM

A quick question:

 

My question recently got a One S for his birthday but doesn't have Live, so I wanted to get him Xbox Live for his birthday present. Looking at the prices in Canada, is it better to buy Gold or buy Game Pass ultimate? It's only a $5 difference if I buy them from the Microsoft website. 

Also, can you gift Game Pass Ultimate or is it only possible to buy for one's own account? 

Ultimate is awesome and absolutely worth the price. I was skeptical at first, but since I've had it the only game I've outright purchased was Borderlands 3 and i wish i could return it. The Outer Worlds blows it away, free with Ultimate. 



#19867 Biggquis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2517 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2019 - 10:18 PM

Anyone need a 14 day GPU code?  Got it free with my new Elite.  Not valid for current members or previous trial users



#19868 aircobra   The Wind CAGiversary!   3071 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2019 - 10:21 PM

Anyone need a 14 day GPU code?  Got it free with my new Elite.  Not valid for current members or previous trial users

Same. And if you turn on auto-renewal you get a month free.



#19869 Masters_93  

Masters_93

Posted 10 November 2019 - 12:12 AM

Yes, there is an option to gift both GP and Gold.

 

Are you sure about that pricing? I checked the US  store prices and for 3/6/12 month of Gold it's $25/$40/$60 and for GP it's $45/$90/$180. Canada's pricing may be different but when I looked at the prices the options for 2 of the offers were reversed when buying so I it looked like $40 and $45 but it was actually 6 months gold and 1 month GP.

 

If you are correct about the pricing, I'd go with GP. He/she will have access to a library of games for the length of the sub but will be getting 2 free Xbox 360 games to keep. Also, have him/her redeem the code on last day the GwG games can be claimed before it switches to the new GwG game, so usually on the 15th and last day of the month. I found this gives you a third GwG because you are able to download it earlier than scheduled.

 

Yeah, I didn't realize I only looked at the monthly price for them. It seems like 6 months of Ultimate is about $100, which is probably what I'll do. I don't think I've ever seen a Game Pass Ultimate physical card in Canada, so I'll probably just gift him the purchase from the MS website. If I do that, he'd get a code in his email right? It won't auto-redeem to his account? 



#19870 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4360 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2019 - 12:48 AM

Well at least we won’t have to lose to Clemson in the championship game this year.

#19871 galaknight   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   157 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2019 - 01:28 AM

I want a Veteran's Day sale with Black Ops 4...  I remember when this was guaranteed.



#19872 Count Van Ghoul   Past The Mission CAGiversary!   1029 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Count Van Ghoul

Posted 10 November 2019 - 02:02 AM

Well at least we won’t have to lose to Clemson in the championship game this year.

The CFP is going to be insane this year

#19873 dennisb407   Brickseek DN CAGiversary!   6073 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2019 - 02:06 AM

Mission 10/14 completed on MW on Veteran.  Time to take a break for the final 4



#19874 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   886 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 10 November 2019 - 03:21 AM

The CFP is going to be insane this year

Minnesota making a case to crash the party too

#19875 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2462 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2019 - 03:25 AM

Yeah, I didn't realize I only looked at the monthly price for them. It seems like 6 months of Ultimate is about $100, which is probably what I'll do. I don't think I've ever seen a Game Pass Ultimate physical card in Canada, so I'll probably just gift him the purchase from the MS website. If I do that, he'd get a code in his email right? It won't auto-redeem to his account? 

 

Yes, he should get a code to redeem on his own.



#19876 HektiK   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   215 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2019 - 06:47 PM

So what’s everyone currently playing?

I finally finished the main story of borderlands 3 and working my way thru the side quests. The story wasn’t great, some of the voice acting and dialogue was just bad. It’s a bit disappointing after enjoying 2 so much but it still plays well and was fun cooping my way through it with my brother.

Replaying Skyrim again on switch. No matter how many hours I put in to it across pc 360 x1 and now switch I always find new stuff I’ve done or seen before.

#19877 Jacque3   Banned Banned   27 Posts   Joined 0.1 Years Ago  

Jacque3

Posted 10 November 2019 - 07:23 PM

So what’s everyone currently playing?

I finally finished the main story of borderlands 3 and working my way thru the side quests. The story wasn’t great, some of the voice acting and dialogue was just bad. It’s a bit disappointing after enjoying 2 so much but it still plays well and was fun cooping my way through it with my brother.

Replaying Skyrim again on switch. No matter how many hours I put in to it across pc 360 x1 and now switch I always find new stuff I’ve done or seen before.


Got rage 2 this weekend for $20 and decided to give it a try. Not too happy with it so far. It's basically just a doom clone which was I game I heavily disliked in the first place. Oh well, I'll basically still push through it.

Also got Division 2 for $12 so I'll be balancing both, which makes rage 2 a little easier.

#19878 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2707 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

elitewillie

Posted 10 November 2019 - 07:25 PM

Got rage 2 this weekend for $20 and decided to give it a try. Not too happy with it so far. It's basically just a doom clone which was I game I heavily disliked in the first place. Oh well, I'll basically still push through it.

Also got Division 2 for $12 so I'll be balancing both, which makes rage 2 a little easier.

Same. I got it for $15 and played for 20 mins and put it down.

#19879 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9552 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2019 - 07:47 PM

Playing Outer Worlds and NFS Heat. Enjoying both.

#19880 HektiK   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   215 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2019 - 08:29 PM

Got rage 2 this weekend for $20 and decided to give it a try. Not too happy with it so far. It's basically just a doom clone which was I game I heavily disliked in the first place. Oh well, I'll basically still push through it.

Also got Division 2 for $12 so I'll be balancing both, which makes rage 2 a little easier.


I want to like Doom 2016 more than what I do. Tried on several occasions to give it another go and hope it clicks but it just never does. Keep hoping I’d get to Hell and it would pick up but haven’t made it there. Glad to know Rage is so similar.

#19881 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14095 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 10 November 2019 - 08:35 PM

Wait, people didn't like Doom? I Legit loved that game and the stupid crazy power trip of everything existing to either be blown up or torn apart. Suffice to say now I'm intrigued to play Rage 2 that I got from awhile back a little sooner. Rage 2 you just got bumped up to 2021from my backlog!

 

And almost done with Bloodstained, deciding if I want to grind out some of those achievements, but probably won't knowing I got other games waiting.



#19882 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   3196 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 10 November 2019 - 08:36 PM

So what’s everyone currently playing?

I finally finished the main story of borderlands 3 and working my way thru the side quests. The story wasn’t great, some of the voice acting and dialogue was just bad. It’s a bit disappointing after enjoying 2 so much but it still plays well and was fun cooping my way through it with my brother.

Replaying Skyrim again on switch. No matter how many hours I put in to it across pc 360 x1 and now switch I always find new stuff I’ve done or seen before.


Black ops 4 -HC KC
Outer Worlds
Gears 5 -Campaign on Insane
Modern Warfare-Campaign on Veteran

#19883 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2707 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

elitewillie

Posted 10 November 2019 - 08:44 PM

Outer Worlds and Surge 2

#19884 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2701 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 10 November 2019 - 09:43 PM

Wait, people didn't like Doom? I Legit loved that game and the stupid crazy power trip of everything existing to either be blown up or torn apart. Suffice to say now I'm intrigued to play Rage 2 that I got from awhile back a little sooner. Rage 2 you just got bumped up to 2021from my backlog!

And almost done with Bloodstained, deciding if I want to grind out some of those achievements, but probably won't knowing I got other games waiting.


Doom 2016 starts slow but yes, it's excellent. Legitimately surprised to see folks saying they couldn't get into it, I preordered Doom Eternal as a result.

#19885 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4240 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 10 November 2019 - 09:43 PM

Death Stranding, Outer Worlds, Destiny



#19886 Miker525  

Posted 10 November 2019 - 10:05 PM

Wait, people didn't like Doom? I Legit loved that game and the stupid crazy power trip of everything existing to either be blown up or torn apart. Suffice to say now I'm intrigued to play Rage 2 that I got from awhile back a little sooner. Rage 2 you just got bumped up to 2021from my backlog!

And almost done with Bloodstained, deciding if I want to grind out some of those achievements, but probably won't knowing I got other games waiting.


I wasnt a fan of the newer doom but I totally see the appeal it had for people. Can't really explain why but just wasn't my cup of tea. I think it's more that mostly what I've been playing has been really story driven and the doom story is.... Fairly irrelevant? Idk. I hope that Rage 2 isn't super doom like as I bought rage 2 and was excited to play it after hearing it was developed by the Mad Max crew which I was surprised to enjoy.

Either way right now I'm playing Death Stranding and will be finishing up Outer Worlds once I complete it.

#19887 Jacque3   Banned Banned   27 Posts   Joined 0.1 Years Ago  

Jacque3

Posted 10 November 2019 - 10:08 PM

Played a little more Rage 2. It's literally Mad Max and Doom mixed together and nothing more. World is copy and pasted from Mad Max with Doom thrown in and combat is copy and pasted from doom. I disliked both games.

However, even though this game has A TON of filler, I like it more than both games and I think it does what they did better. Just overall more fun to play. Definitely think its worth giving it a try.

#19888 Sielanas  

Posted 10 November 2019 - 10:22 PM

Started my corporate and selfish playthrough of Outer Worlds, been fun. Bruiser and snoop. Will turn myself in at the first opportunity.

Full Gear last night was great. Main event was insane, I'm watching it again and cringing even more. 38 minutes of brutality.

Eagerly awaiting Metal Wolf Chaos going on sale. Happy to get Fallen Order this week. Time to read the books and get all psyched for Star Wars.

I'm sad Rage 2 was bad, glad I cancelled my pre-order. I was hoping like Bulletstorm with combat more like Doom.

#19889 entexman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   277 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

entexman

Posted 10 November 2019 - 11:02 PM

So what’s everyone currently playing?

I finally finished the main story of borderlands 3 and working my way thru the side quests. The story wasn’t great, some of the voice acting and dialogue was just bad. It’s a bit disappointing after enjoying 2 so much but it still plays well and was fun cooping my way through it with my brother.

Replaying Skyrim again on switch. No matter how many hours I put in to it across pc 360 x1 and now switch I always find new stuff I’ve done or seen before.

I finally finished my first playthrough of Borderlands 3 as well. I loved the game except for the boss fights. They seemed overly long to me. The loot and shoot gameplay was a lot of fun for me. The story in Borderlands has never been all that interesting to me so the new story was more of the same for me. I find the antagonist to always be annoying in Borderlands except for the first game which did not have an annoying bad guy chiming in all the time like BL2/3 did.

 

Overall a fun game that I will play more to level up to level 50 and after that I will wait for the DLC.

 

I feel like I got my $100 worth of gameplay out of this game already. 



#19890 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   7927 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Mr_hockey66

Posted 10 November 2019 - 11:09 PM

Playing

The lotr card game on gamepass
Started resident evil 4 & outer worlds

Playing after-party when the kids are in bed

Chipping away at killer instinct still.