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adonfraz

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#14512587 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 22 December 2022 - 08:19 PM

Managed to get a Dell order confirmed.

 

I had to order a month of GPU and a $10 Xbox GC.

 

Also used code GAME10 to get the order below $25.




#14512565 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 22 December 2022 - 06:18 PM

Free $25 Dell Credit for signing up for Alienware Arena Account. Credit expires 3/31/2023. Can use it to get Microsoft credit.

 

https://na.alienware...35-3ec7b86557e0

Dell cancelled my order.

 

Edit: They credited my rewards, and I reordered it again and they cancelled it lol.




#14512521 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 22 December 2022 - 03:36 PM

What's the easiest way to get "play a PC game"? Thanks!

I just boot up a PC game and AFK for a few minutes and the task completes.




#14512374 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 21 December 2022 - 05:12 PM

Seems like Microsoft decided to give us coal for Christmas instead of GamePass games in the second half of December.

I'd give it another day - The first batch of Game Pass games this month were announced on a Thursday.


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#14511434 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 15 December 2022 - 08:42 PM

This wasn't part of the Black Friday sale, and appears to be a new low price - https://www.xbox.com.../1/9N2QB8QRPC5H

 

Do you already have this, either standalone or from the Ultimate Edition? - https://www.xbox.com.../1/9P2CVP7RD7MF

 

lmao




#14510021 XBL Deals - DwG: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, more | Golden Week, Star...

Posted by adonfraz on 07 December 2022 - 06:01 AM

Makes me think there's been strong movements of the Microsoft and Activision thing or enough so that it's a near done deal.

 

FTC is voting on this soon, so they've been pulling out all the stops.

 

MS got the CWA on their side to publicly support the deal as great for workers, and they made commitments to Steam and Nintendo.

 

I doubt any regulatory body wants to spend the time and money it would take to fight MS on this deal, especially in this economy.

 

It probably goes through, but it's not close to a done deal.




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

Posted by adonfraz on 24 November 2022 - 04:29 AM

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

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

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




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

Posted by adonfraz on 20 November 2022 - 07:24 PM

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.




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

Posted by adonfraz on 17 November 2022 - 03:54 PM

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

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

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

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.




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

Posted by adonfraz on 12 November 2022 - 10:59 PM

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.