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#9811 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3319 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:51 AM

Why is everyone rushing to get on the Ultimate?  I hit lvl 4 but I don;t see ultimate sub anywhere



#9812 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3543 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:52 AM

My guess is, they need to be able to sell Game Pass to 3rd party publishers so they want to be able to say they have millions of subscribers even if they are giving it out for free.

#9813 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1717 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 16 May 2019 - 06:27 AM

My other guess is a lot of people here have at least Gold banked months out in advance, despite the cost of losing spouses, family members, close friends, the gawd damn dog due to stuff like MS Rewards. That said the MS plan going forward which is more and more likely they just want you to be on one of their subscriptions and really don't care if you're streaming it on a Switch/mobile device or actually downloading the stuff to a PC or actually on one of their XBox branded pieces of hardware they want to simplify things as quickly as possible. They were never ever going to be able to sell both a Gold Sub and and GamePass Sub at the same exact time anywhere outside the ecosystem they have now. PC is not going to pay for multiplayer, putting Game Pass on other systems and then also asking them to pay for multiplayer was never going to work. Get it simplified to one subscription right now and move forward, why they are hard charging on offering it to everyone that would be in the know to convert right now. 



#9814 Sielanas  

Posted 16 May 2019 - 06:55 AM

My other guess is a lot of people here have at least Gold banked months out in advance, despite the cost of losing spouses, family members, close friends, the gawd damn dog due to stuff like MS Rewards. That said the MS plan going forward which is more and more likely they just want you to be on one of their subscriptions and really don't care if you're streaming it on a Switch/mobile device or actually downloading the stuff to a PC or actually on one of their XBox branded pieces of hardware they want to simplify things as quickly as possible. They were never ever going to be able to sell both a Gold Sub and and GamePass Sub at the same exact time anywhere outside the ecosystem they have now. PC is not going to pay for multiplayer, putting Game Pass on other systems and then also asking them to pay for multiplayer was never going to work. Get it simplified to one subscription right now and move forward, why they are hard charging on offering it to everyone that would be in the know to convert right now.


That's genius.

It's also first step on Fantasyland of Mario on Xbox.

#9815 Docsamson   Old School CAGiversary!   484 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:48 PM

You mean all the helpful posts with people explaining a great deal on GamePass Ultimate? Sure.


Mostly the ones posting their accomplishments of acquiring the deal...and also the repeating over and over about how to do it. Sorry, didn’t mean to offend those trying to get their chats about Steam in the Xbox thread.

#9816 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9067 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:06 PM

Mostly the ones posting their accomplishments of acquiring the deal...and also the repeating over and over about how to do it. Sorry, didn’t mean to offend those trying to get their chats about Steam in the Xbox thread.


Sorry, didn’t mean to offend the assholes of the thread.

#9817 Docsamson   Old School CAGiversary!   484 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:10 PM

Sorry, didn’t mean to offend the assholes of the thread.


Yikes, have a nice day.

#9818 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2293 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:23 PM

MS is definitely playing the long game with Game Pass, to get as many people using it as possible. Wider install base, better sell to 3rd parties, more likely people will continue to subscribe if they get used to having it and like it. 

 

It probably goes without saying at this point, but if you have any interest, love or nostalgia for 8-bit platforming in the vein of DuckTales or Mega Man, please buy this game. $12.49 would be a steal for just the base game, but with the two existing expansions and the upcoming final expansions coming later this year (presumably...), it's fantastic.

Seconded. I've replayed it many times on 3DS and Xbox and my love for this game is boundless. Plague Knight's campaign is frustratingly hard at times because he controls much more erratically, but Specter Knight is a whole other thing and it's awesome.

 

I'm looking forward to what Yacht Club Games creates in the future, once they finish King Knight's expansion.  



#9819 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8700 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Sir_Fragalot

Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:26 PM

If you mean Outer Worlds, I don't think it will be on GamePass. Even though it is Obsidian it is still be published by Private Division, which is part of Take-Two, who have no games on GamePass. They're a subsidiary of Take-Two like Rockstar and 2K, and currently have zero games on the service.

 

There will be no Forza this year either, with 8 only being in the concept phase as of two months ago.

https://gamingbolt.c...tudios-confirms

 

The only confirmed big game for the rest of the year right now is Gears 5. Ori 2 is still scheduled for this year, and maybe Battletoads is possible.

Ah that stinks, but 21 months of game pass for basically free is still free games. Does game pass work on PC? Wondering if Master Chief Collection will be included on PC with Game Pass.



#9820 bstringbean  

bstringbean

Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:42 PM

Xbox game pass ultimate is available to delta ring members today. May take a few to show in the insider app.

More info here
https://news.xbox.co...-preview-delta/

Thanks for the heads up! I was barely a Level 2 insider so I knew I wouldn't get to Beta anytime soon, but already qualified for Delta. I had 2 12 Month Gold resub cards from a Target clearance deal I got for $18 each a couple years ago. Each 12 month renewal added 1 additional month if I left recurring payment on. Those 26 months on top of my existing Gold and GP subs put me at near exactly 3 years. I lost less than 2 weeks from overlap. Major thanks to this thread for all the updates.

 

Edit: Just caught up on morning posts. This is dedicated to you Docsamson lol.



#9821 Touch3  

Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:52 PM

 Does game pass work on PC? Wondering if Master Chief Collection will be included on PC with Game Pass.

Yes, the games that are Play Anywhere (like Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, Recore, FH4, etc) and are in Game Pass will allow you to install on your PC as long as you're signed in to the store with the same account.



#9822 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8544 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:34 PM

Does game pass work on PC? Wondering if Master Chief Collection will be included on PC with Game Pass.

MCC will be on Game Pass for W10, but it hasn't been confirmed as a Play Anywhere title yet. I assume this is because they know everyone and their grandma has the Xbone version so they're debating if the PC-only audience is big enough where their sales alone will be enough to justify the dev costs (they're putting a good amount of work into it and exclusive PC features compared to the usual W10 port).
I'm sure it being on Steam and needing to be bought there regardless helps its chances (and is part of why it's on Steam day one in the first place).

Their official excuse is that MCC released before Play Anywhere so it wasn't made/listed in the store with that in mind, but it's easy enough to have the store grant a person something for free for owning something else (see: Mark of the Ninja Remastered and Earthlock) and the PC version is still in development, so how difficult would it really be?

#9823 RedPandaKids  

RedPandaKids

Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:34 PM

Hmm, what if Microsoft is combining these services as a way to not give out GWG in the future? You don’t need 4 free ganes a month when game pass comes with tons of games constantly

#9824 oldcasio  

oldcasio

Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:36 PM

Hmm, what if Microsoft is combining these services as a way to not give out GWG in the future? You don’t need 4 free ganes a month when game pass comes with tons of games constantly

bingo



#9825 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8544 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:41 PM

Hmm, what if Microsoft is combining these services as a way to not give out GWG in the future? You don’t need 4 free ganes a month when game pass comes with tons of games constantly

It wouldn't be called Game Pass "Ultimate" if it was meant to be the only service.
It's just a service bundle that includes a discount (think of it like the "Triple Play" of a cable company, they're still happy to offer all the services separately but they know you're more likely to get a service you wouldn't get otherwise if it's bundled at a discount).
Now I COULD see them downsizing their freebies to match Sony. Hopefully they don't, but with the game selection lately, you have to wonder if it's the publishers asking for more money or if MS is refusing to spend as much on the games.

In order to sell Game Pass Ultimate, you have to keep Gold appealing. I'm not sure we're at the point where people are willing to sub to Gold only for MP access (see: the backlash to Plus' current bullshit).

#9826 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10290 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:20 PM

So now that I'm caught up on GoT, I'm entertaining the idea of seeing the last episode in a theater.  I can't seem to find out any info on this though (just stuff from previous years).  I only see empty pages on Fandango and articles about previous seasons or stuff in Europe.  Anyone have a clue?

 

Yikes, have a nice day.

Pro tip - It's best to not complain about posts that annoy you and just let them be and move on...



#9827 Lord Chabelo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1125 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Lord Chabelo

Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:35 PM

Bought a PS4->XB1 Brooks adapter. Works great. Feels so much better using a DualShock 4 to play games that make heavy use of the D-pad like fighting games and platformers.


Blasphemy!!! Offset analog sticks or GTFO!!!!
All kidding asside the Kronus device would have been a better option, which would allow the use of any controller on an console. PS4 on a Wii if that's your thing.....weirdo!

#9828 fatmanforlife99   I need a weapon. CAGiversary!   3029 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

fatmanforlife99

Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:44 PM

Some new quests are live on the Xbox rewards app

 

Red nose day punch card

100 points no purchase required 

 

Rage 2 250/6000 point quests are up as well



#9829 TheDarkKnight815  

TheDarkKnight815

Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:50 PM

So, should the Rage 2 pre-order bonus show in my installed content? Redeemed a code, but no download or any indication it worked.


Same thing happened to me. You have to make sure you have a Bethesda account you can do this on the main screen. Then next time you jump in a game it should show it unlocked for you. I read a bunch of different things people have tried some even had to restart the game. But this worked for me.

#9830 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2312 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:14 PM

So now that I'm caught up on GoT, I'm entertaining the idea of seeing the last episode in a theater.  I can't seem to find out any info on this though (just stuff from previous years).  I only see empty pages on Fandango and articles about previous seasons or stuff in Europe.  Anyone have a clue?

 

Pro tip - It's best to not complain about posts that annoy you and just let them be and move on...

They won't be easy to find but I think some smaller theaters are showing it "under the radar" to avoid getting shut down by HBO.



#9831 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8700 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Sir_Fragalot

Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:18 PM

MCC will be on Game Pass for W10, but it hasn't been confirmed as a Play Anywhere title yet. I assume this is because they know everyone and their grandma has the Xbone version so they're debating if the PC-only audience is big enough where their sales alone will be enough to justify the dev costs (they're putting a good amount of work into it and exclusive PC features compared to the usual W10 port).
I'm sure it being on Steam and needing to be bought there regardless helps its chances (and is part of why it's on Steam day one in the first place).

Their official excuse is that MCC released before Play Anywhere so it wasn't made/listed in the store with that in mind, but it's easy enough to have the store grant a person something for free for owning something else (see: Mark of the Ninja Remastered and Earthlock) and the PC version is still in development, so how difficult would it really be?

Really all I care about is getting it free on W10 with Game Pass. I'm fine with two separate versions, so awesome.



#9832 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13628 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:20 PM

Man, it is weird playing walking simulator type games after playing stealth based games for so long. The speed at which your character moves in this game I kinda have an expectation that I can go up to someone and one hit murder them, but that isn't the case.



#9833 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3319 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:33 PM

Is Just Cause worth 99 cents?

#9834 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13628 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:37 PM

Is Just Cause worth 99 cents?

It felt dated on the XBox 360 when I played it about five years ago. I Can't imagine it suddenly feeling good now.



#9835 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8700 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Sir_Fragalot

Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:41 PM

Didn't realize that Castlevania collection released today. Had to buy it for $20 to show Konami I want actual games again.



#9836 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2293 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:42 PM

Castlevania Collection is live. A thread on Resetera has some feedback on the ports, the controls sound oddly mapped:

 

it's up on xbox.com finally
 
yeah the controls are backwards. A for whip and X for jump... ffs. it's screwing me up already. annoying.

And a response:

You can also whip with Y and jump with B, might be more comfortable.
 

X for jump? Ewwww.

 

Man, it is weird playing walking simulator type games after playing stealth based games for so long. The speed at which your character moves in this game I kinda have an expectation that I can go up to someone and one hit murder them, but that isn't the case.

Just finished Edith Finch because I needed a change of pace and enjoyed it a lot. Thanks to someone for mentioning Tacoma, will play it eventually. 



#9837 Colddecembersnow   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   627 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Colddecembersnow

Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:20 PM

Castlevania Collection is live. A thread on Resetera has some feedback on the ports, the controls sound oddly mapped:



X for jump? Ewwww.

Just finished Edith Finch because I needed a change of pace and enjoyed it a lot. Thanks to someone for mentioning Tacoma, will play it eventually.

If you care about achievements, look up the guides for it. They are really easy to do while playing or you can continue at the end and get them like that.

#9838 lightskintwin   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   43 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

lightskintwin

Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:29 PM

Mostly the ones posting their accomplishments of acquiring the deal...and also the repeating over and over about how to do it. Sorry, didn’t mean to offend those trying to get their chats about Steam in the Xbox thread.

Sorry, the deal was so good I just had to shout it out loud and let everyone know.   I apologize if this in any way negatively affected your thread viewing experience.  



#9839 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1136 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:35 PM

I don't understand the CAG fascination with GamePass.  I can see its appeal to the average user, but with my backlog, GWG, and an occasional sale purchase, I have zero interest in a game rental service.  But I'm glad those who like it are geting good deals.



#9840 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1717 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:48 PM

Yeah I think the one miss out of the Castlevania collection so far is non re-mapable controls. Ha when you go into options, with the Left Trigger button mind you, there is an option for "Control" and all it does is bring up a jpeg of what their default layout is instead of actually letting you change anything. I'm really not having too bad a time getting used to it, I'm not getting the Mega Man on gamecube disaster control vibe from it at least. I've never dabbled with it but I suppose you could change what each Xbox controller button does at the system level in accessibility if it's too tough to overcome. Seems like solid emulation from M2, and hope it sells well enough that it's just a matter of time before were getting the 2nd collection.