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#511 jdawgg76   RIP Stan the Man CAGiversary!   4923 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2019 - 12:59 AM

Actually, this deal doesn't seem like a "no brainer" to me.  I've been dragging my feet about this deal after reading it.  

 

Maybe because I'm a PS4 guy (but I do have an Xbox One X).  

 

I'm looking at the games on Game Pass, and none of them really interest me.  I don't need an active LIVE sub because I don't play multiplayer games that require it (I'm not even subbed to PS+).  I don't know what the point of Game Pass on PC is (if you have an Xbox), since most games are Play Anywhere.

 

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I don't mean to crap on the deal, it's just me sharing my thoughts on the value assessment (being a typical cheapass), and figured this deserved to be put under the lens.  If I missed some aspect of this deal, let me know.

It's a no brainer if you actively subscribe to Gold or want to, not just everyone no matter what.  If you have Gold, you are basically extending it one month for $1 plus getting GP for PC and console for the length of time you have Gold.  That's a no brainer value for a buck (if you have use for Gold).

 

Also, you can't find anything worth playing in that list of games?  Wow.  It's not mindblowingly amazing, but there's a lot of great stuff in there.

 

It seems like there were only 10-20 play anywhere titles included beforehand and now they tout that the PC gamepass includes over 100 games.  I'm sure there are plenty that are also on console that aren't play anywhere that are now included on both.

 

That said, as you said, it's not for everyone, but nothing ever is.  



#512 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1227 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2019 - 03:30 AM

I don't mean to crap on the deal, it's just me sharing my thoughts on the value assessment (being a typical cheapass), and figured this deserved to be put under the lens.  If I missed some aspect of this deal, let me know.

This deal might not be right for you, but most of the people here already subscribe to Gold.  If you already have a gold sub and you are planning to keep it for 3 years, then this deal will get you 3 years of Game Pass for $1.  That's a no-brainer.



#513 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14271 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2019 - 06:26 AM

Actually, this deal doesn't seem like a "no brainer" to me.  I've been dragging my feet about this deal after reading it.  

 

Maybe because I'm a PS4 guy (but I do have an Xbox One X).  

 

I'm looking at the games on Game Pass, and none of them really interest me.  I don't need an active LIVE sub because I don't play multiplayer games that require it (I'm not even subbed to PS+).  I don't know what the point of Game Pass on PC is (if you have an Xbox), since most games are Play Anywhere.

 

I really only care about the tentpole titles.   So after E3, it looks like: Gears 5, Ori 2, and that's it.  Both should cost me less than $150; and I get to own them forever, or resell to get ~50% money back.

 

Just because something is cheap in relation to it's MSRP, doesn't mean it has value.  I think what a lot of people are doing is comparing the typical $60 game price, to this deal.  This is a flawed comparison, due to the differences in consumer options with regards to physical v. digital.

 

A lot of people are also forgetting that the games on Game Pass can be removed from the program.  This allows Microsoft to limit the value of Game Pass, creating a "ceiling".  If it was simply an ever-expanding library where games just keep getting added, that would be a different thing.

 

What Microsoft has done with Game Pass is to give people a sense of 'power' with choice.  They pay a low monthly price, and say to themselves, "look at all these games I can choose from!" -- a focus on quantity, with little regard to actual title quality.  

 

And there's a whole entire point about time limitations.  When a busy month comes out with 2-3 major titles, you are going to focus on those games instead.  You only have a limited amount of time.  But you're still giving Microsoft $5/month, because you've committed to 3 years.

 

***

 

I quoted one person, but it's addressed to all.  I've read through the thread and there really wasn't a closer examination on what is actually at play here; maybe because for some it really is a good deal for their situation, and maybe others jumped in due to FOMO (fear of missing the deal).

 

I don't mean to crap on the deal, it's just me sharing my thoughts on the value assessment (being a typical cheapass), and figured this deserved to be put under the lens.  If I missed some aspect of this deal, let me know.

I'd love to hear the compelling argument of what you did with the dollar saved.



#514 Rodster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1842 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2019 - 09:24 AM

Actually, this deal doesn't seem like a "no brainer" to me.  I've been dragging my feet about this deal after reading it.  

 

Maybe because I'm a PS4 guy (but I do have an Xbox One X).  

 

I'm looking at the games on Game Pass, and none of them really interest me.  I don't need an active LIVE sub because I don't play multiplayer games that require it (I'm not even subbed to PS+).  I don't know what the point of Game Pass on PC is (if you have an Xbox), since most games are Play Anywhere.

 

I really only care about the tentpole titles.   So after E3, it looks like: Gears 5, Ori 2, and that's it.  Both should cost me less than $150; and I get to own them forever, or resell to get ~50% money back.

 

Just because something is cheap in relation to it's MSRP, doesn't mean it has value.  I think what a lot of people are doing is comparing the typical $60 game price, to this deal.  This is a flawed comparison, due to the differences in consumer options with regards to physical v. digital.

 

A lot of people are also forgetting that the games on Game Pass can be removed from the program.  This allows Microsoft to limit the value of Game Pass, creating a "ceiling".  If it was simply an ever-expanding library where games just keep getting added, that would be a different thing.

 

What Microsoft has done with Game Pass is to give people a sense of 'power' with choice.  They pay a low monthly price, and say to themselves, "look at all these games I can choose from!" -- a focus on quantity, with little regard to actual title quality.  

 

And there's a whole entire point about time limitations.  When a busy month comes out with 2-3 major titles, you are going to focus on those games instead.  You only have a limited amount of time.  But you're still giving Microsoft $5/month, because you've committed to 3 years.

 

***

 

I quoted one person, but it's addressed to all.  I've read through the thread and there really wasn't a closer examination on what is actually at play here; maybe because for some it really is a good deal for their situation, and maybe others jumped in due to FOMO (fear of missing the deal).

 

I don't mean to crap on the deal, it's just me sharing my thoughts on the value assessment (being a typical cheapass), and figured this deserved to be put under the lens.  If I missed some aspect of this deal, let me know.

It may not be a big deal to you but it's a no-brainer for millions who've jumped on this deal. I own both a PS4 and XONE, primarily game on the PS4 and I jumped on this deal. First off you get all 1st party Microsoft games fro free on release day. Then you get AAA+ budget games added to the list like Wolfenstein II, Metro Exodus, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Just these three games alone are free when you have Ultimate, so no need to purchase or rent. New games are added all the time.

 

With XBL Gold just like PS Plus you get free monthly games. I'm actually seriously thinking of just paying the $15 per month when this deal expires for me. I've pretty much gone digital this Gen so I rarely buy physical games anymore. The bottom line is "whatever works best for you". But this deal is just plain awesome for the millions who didn't think twice and jumped on it.



#515 Hardware   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   353 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2019 - 01:04 PM

Actually, this deal doesn't seem like a "no brainer" to me.  I've been dragging my feet about this deal after reading it.  
 
Maybe because I'm a PS4 guy (but I do have an Xbox One X).  
 
I'm looking at the games on Game Pass, and none of them really interest me.  I don't need an active LIVE sub because I don't play multiplayer games that require it (I'm not even subbed to PS+).  I don't know what the point of Game Pass on PC is (if you have an Xbox), since most games are Play Anywhere.
 
I really only care about the tentpole titles.   So after E3, it looks like: Gears 5, Ori 2, and that's it.  Both should cost me less than $150; and I get to own them forever, or resell to get ~50% money back.
 
Just because something is cheap in relation to it's MSRP, doesn't mean it has value.  I think what a lot of people are doing is comparing the typical $60 game price, to this deal.  This is a flawed comparison, due to the differences in consumer options with regards to physical v. digital.
 
A lot of people are also forgetting that the games on Game Pass can be removed from the program.  This allows Microsoft to limit the value of Game Pass, creating a "ceiling".  If it was simply an ever-expanding library where games just keep getting added, that would be a different thing.
 
What Microsoft has done with Game Pass is to give people a sense of 'power' with choice.  They pay a low monthly price, and say to themselves, "look at all these games I can choose from!" -- a focus on quantity, with little regard to actual title quality.  
 
And there's a whole entire point about time limitations.  When a busy month comes out with 2-3 major titles, you are going to focus on those games instead.  You only have a limited amount of time.  But you're still giving Microsoft $5/month, because you've committed to 3 years.
 
***
 
I quoted one person, but it's addressed to all.  I've read through the thread and there really wasn't a closer examination on what is actually at play here; maybe because for some it really is a good deal for their situation, and maybe others jumped in due to FOMO (fear of missing the deal).
 
I don't mean to crap on the deal, it's just me sharing my thoughts on the value assessment (being a typical cheapass), and figured this deserved to be put under the lens.  If I missed some aspect of this deal, let me know.


You seem to be a good problem solver like myself. My PS4 collected dust so I sold it. You can't make this deal be a no brainer when it clearly isn't for you.

#516 Siddiqui   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2019 - 03:57 AM

Looks like PC and Console game pass add up. So for people *new* to game pass:

 

1. Buy and redeem 1 month promotional Game Pass card (currently $2.49 at cdkeys)

2. Turn on auto renew when asked for 1 more free month (you can just cancel after)

3. Get 1 month from PC game pass from the Xbox beta app ($1 for the first month)

4. Finally, upgrade to ultimate adding one more month ($1)

 

4 months, $4.50. If you have additional Xbox live or non-promotional game pass codes add them between steps 3 and 4.



#517 dennisb407   Brickseek DN CAGiversary!   5791 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 01:57 AM

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#518 The 7th Number   Sipping hot tea like a sir with my pinky out! CAGiversary!   6998 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

The 7th Number

Posted Yesterday, 02:18 PM

Im thinking of buying 12 months gold then getting the game pass to mainly play Gears 5 rather then buy Gears 5 for 80 and another 60 for xblg. It would save me 80-90 dollars as long as Gears 5 never leaves the game pass lineup.

So are there any good deals on XBLG at the moment? I think cdkeys had 12 months for about 52 dollars.

#519 Navigator2001Plus  

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Posted Yesterday, 03:19 PM

So are there any good deals on XBLG at the moment? I think cdkeys had 12 months for about 52 dollars.

 

Nothing amazing like the $40 deals earlier in the year. I think everyone knows they can jack them back up to near full price right now and everyone will still be snapping them up at even just $5 off to take advantage of the GPU deal.



#520 sirpikaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   831 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 03:24 PM

there is a person selling 6 months of gamepass in the trading forum for about $20, check there, I bought a code to get myself up to 34 total months (12 months game pass and 22 months gold) of ultimate.



#521 ck0  

Posted Yesterday, 10:15 PM

It may not be a big deal to you but it's a no-brainer for millions who've jumped on this deal. I own both a PS4 and XONE, primarily game on the PS4 and I jumped on this deal. First off you get all 1st party Microsoft games fro free on release day. Then you get AAA+ budget games added to the list like Wolfenstein II, Metro Exodus, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Just these three games alone are free when you have Ultimate, so no need to purchase or rent. New games are added all the time.

 

With XBL Gold just like PS Plus you get free monthly games. I'm actually seriously thinking of just paying the $15 per month when this deal expires for me. I've pretty much gone digital this Gen so I rarely buy physical games anymore. The bottom line is "whatever works best for you". But this deal is just plain awesome for the millions who didn't think twice and jumped on it.

You're right, this deal doesn't work for me.

 

As I said before, I don't subscribe to either PS+ or XBox Live Gold.  I used to be subscribed to PS+, but as someone said on another forum, they didn't even bother to play most of the free monthly games.  And I realized I didn't either.  More savings for me.  (And after looking at the newly released PS+ games for July, I made a good decision.)

 

The bulk of the games on Game Pass are mostly indie titles, smaller titles, with a few bigger ones that are past their prime, and the 1st party.  The ones like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Wolfenstein II, and etc are all games that I played during release window.  And if I really wanted to, I could buy them now for much cheaper since they've been out for months already; all without having to hurry and rush through them in the event the game is taken off Game Pass.  Then I could trade it in, and it'd basically be a few dollars out-of-pocket, with peace of mind.

 

I'll pass on Game Pass Ultimate -- also I don't believe for a second this "deal" won't ever come again for new Ultimate subscribers.  I'll commit to it if Microsoft ever has a grand line-up of 1st-party titles in a row.

 

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Like I said before, I only care about Gears 5 and Ori 2.  And so it looks like a 6 months Game Pass would be perfect for me.  I can activate it in September for Gears 5, and it would last me all the way to Ori 2 in February. 

 

I would only end up paying $20, instead of the $150 others are paying for the 3-year commitment.  This is the smart play.

 

Although I enjoy Gears multiplayer as well, Borderlands 3 is coming out the week after, and so I don't have any time for it.  I'll just use the Game Pass to play the Gears 5 campaign and then toss it aside.  September is stacked.  

 

The savings I get will go towards the cost of either of the new consoles in 2020.  Smart plan by Microsoft to tempt people into this deal; since they would likely consider the Scarlett as their platform since they've invested so many years into Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold...



#522 dennisb407   Brickseek DN CAGiversary!   5791 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 12:27 AM

Slight correction, but an important one. Keep in mind the $1 offer is for a month, so something like having 8 months of Gold plus 4 months of Game Pass, adding in the $1 Ultimate offer, you'll end up with 1 year and 1 month of Ultimate. But that also means, to maximize the offer, it's best to have 2 years and 11 months or less of Gold and Game Pass combined due to the three year limit.

So I have 16 months of gold and 17 months of gamepass. I should be good to go



#523 SideQuestsSuck  

SideQuestsSuck

Posted Today, 01:18 AM

You're right, this deal doesn't work for me.

 

As I said before, I don't subscribe to either PS+ or XBox Live Gold.  I used to be subscribed to PS+, but as someone said on another forum, they didn't even bother to play most of the free monthly games.  And I realized I didn't either.  More savings for me.  (And after looking at the newly released PS+ games for July, I made a good decision.)

 

The bulk of the games on Game Pass are mostly indie titles, smaller titles, with a few bigger ones that are past their prime, and the 1st party.  The ones like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Wolfenstein II, and etc are all games that I played during release window.  And if I really wanted to, I could buy them now for much cheaper since they've been out for months already; all without having to hurry and rush through them in the event the game is taken off Game Pass.  Then I could trade it in, and it'd basically be a few dollars out-of-pocket, with peace of mind.

 

I'll pass on Game Pass Ultimate -- also I don't believe for a second this "deal" won't ever come again for new Ultimate subscribers.  I'll commit to it if Microsoft ever has a grand line-up of 1st-party titles in a row.

 

***

 

Like I said before, I only care about Gears 5 and Ori 2.  And so it looks like a 6 months Game Pass would be perfect for me.  I can activate it in September for Gears 5, and it would last me all the way to Ori 2 in February. 

 

I would only end up paying $20, instead of the $150 others are paying for the 3-year commitment.  This is the smart play.

 

Although I enjoy Gears multiplayer as well, Borderlands 3 is coming out the week after, and so I don't have any time for it.  I'll just use the Game Pass to play the Gears 5 campaign and then toss it aside.  September is stacked.  

 

The savings I get will go towards the cost of either of the new consoles in 2020.  Smart plan by Microsoft to tempt people into this deal; since they would likely consider the Scarlett as their platform since they've invested so many years into Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold...

There's also "Outer Worlds" (multi-plat game) launching on Game Pass on release date and "Blair Witch" also (though it's not multi-plat).



#524 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1227 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 01:38 AM

So I have 16 months of gold and 17 months of gamepass. I should be good to go

Yup, pay the $1 and watch those subscriptions double.



#525 TimPV3   Butthole CAGiversary!   2724 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 02:18 AM

I would only end up paying $20, instead of the $150 others are paying for the 3-year commitment.  This is the smart play.

How are you going to pay $20 for 6 months if this deal expires in 8 days? Not being sarcastic, I'd like to know for a friend.



#526 sethrhf   The Watcher CAGiversary!   307 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 02:35 AM

You're right, this deal doesn't work for me.

 

As I said before, I don't subscribe to either PS+ or XBox Live Gold.  I used to be subscribed to PS+, but as someone said on another forum, they didn't even bother to play most of the free monthly games.  And I realized I didn't either.  More savings for me.  (And after looking at the newly released PS+ games for July, I made a good decision.)

 

The bulk of the games on Game Pass are mostly indie titles, smaller titles, with a few bigger ones that are past their prime, and the 1st party.  The ones like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Wolfenstein II, and etc are all games that I played during release window.  And if I really wanted to, I could buy them now for much cheaper since they've been out for months already; all without having to hurry and rush through them in the event the game is taken off Game Pass.  Then I could trade it in, and it'd basically be a few dollars out-of-pocket, with peace of mind.

 

I'll pass on Game Pass Ultimate -- also I don't believe for a second this "deal" won't ever come again for new Ultimate subscribers.  I'll commit to it if Microsoft ever has a grand line-up of 1st-party titles in a row.

 

***

 

Like I said before, I only care about Gears 5 and Ori 2.  And so it looks like a 6 months Game Pass would be perfect for me.  I can activate it in September for Gears 5, and it would last me all the way to Ori 2 in February. 

 

I would only end up paying $20, instead of the $150 others are paying for the 3-year commitment.  This is the smart play.

 

Although I enjoy Gears multiplayer as well, Borderlands 3 is coming out the week after, and so I don't have any time for it.  I'll just use the Game Pass to play the Gears 5 campaign and then toss it aside.  September is stacked.  

 

The savings I get will go towards the cost of either of the new consoles in 2020.  Smart plan by Microsoft to tempt people into this deal; since they would likely consider the Scarlett as their platform since they've invested so many years into Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold...

 

The smart play would have been getting free bing points everyday and then using those free bing points to get 12 months of live for 22500 points or lower and maxing out your free xbox live membership for three years and then use bing points for free microsoft credit on sale and using your free microsoft credit to pay for the $1 upgrade.

 

You keep spending money, it will cost me $0 real money to play Gears Of War 5 Ultimate.   By the time my free membership expires, Gears Of War 5 will probably be a free Games With Gold game. Let alone I will probably never want to play it again by then.



#527 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1954 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 03:35 AM

I have been an Xbox One owner since January 2019 and a little confuse about this deal. I don’t have Live Gold but I have 1 month left of Game Pass. Just say I get 12 months of Xbox Live Gold subscription and buy the $1 Ultimate Pass. How many months of Xbox Ultimate Pass do I get? Thanks.

#528 sethrhf   The Watcher CAGiversary!   307 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 04:00 AM

I have been an Xbox One owner since January 2019 and a little confuse about this deal. I don’t have Live Gold but I have 1 month left of Game Pass. Just say I get 12 months of Xbox Live Gold subscription and buy the $1 Ultimate Pass. How many months of Xbox Ultimate Pass do I get? Thanks.

Should be around 13 or 14 months total of Ultimate.