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  • Ror 30 Dec 2018 12:44:49 18,022 posts
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    They often have a deal where you get an extra month free if you enable recurring billing for the subscription, so it's probably that. You can then go into your account and disable it (account.microsoft.com >> Services & Subscriptions >> Payment & Billing).

    As for the 1 for one month deal, I think it's only for those without a current subscription. I don't know why it wouldn't work before, but now you have a sub, you won't be able to (until it lapses).
  • kentmonkey 30 Dec 2018 13:01:00 22,807 posts
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    @Ror that would make sense, thanks.

    I've downloaded gears 4, halo 5 and a few others. How much notice do you tend to get before they yank stuff from the gamepass? Trying to prioritise playing stuff based on how soon it's likely to get pulled and i lose access to it.
  • H1ggyLTD 30 Dec 2018 13:08:29 11,236 posts
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    Couple of weeks notice i think, then the games sometimes get discounted to try and get you to bite.
  • kentmonkey 30 Dec 2018 13:18:18 22,807 posts
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    Thanks, how often do they get pulled?

    (Sorry for loads of questions, just got one and no idea on gamepass)
  • JamboWayOh 30 Dec 2018 13:19:14 10,768 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    Thanks, how often do they get pulled?

    (Sorry for loads of questions, just got one and no idea on gamepass)
    Calling INNUENDO BOT to the thread.
  • Ror 30 Dec 2018 13:19:32 18,022 posts
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    I don't think they remove first party games (other than because of licensing reasons), so you should be ok with that stuff. But as H1ggy says, you don't get a massive amount of notice.
  • H1ggyLTD 30 Dec 2018 13:22:59 11,236 posts
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    The bottom line is you should get GamePass, and be a happy little monkey in Kent.
  • Ror 30 Dec 2018 13:31:13 18,022 posts
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    I finally dipped into the sale. Picked up What Remains of Edith Finch and Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition for 13.25. But I also had a tenner in reward credit, so I only spent 3.25 \o/

    Honestly, if you've got an Xbox you need to use rewards. I've got 50 out of it over the course of the year.
  • H1ggyLTD 30 Dec 2018 13:34:44 11,236 posts
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    I get the emails, but always just assume that i have to jump through hoops that i'd be too large for.
  • Ror 30 Dec 2018 13:37:51 18,022 posts
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    If you want to get the most out of it, you have to use bing, as you get points for searches. I've been using it for everything for a few years now, anyway. It's my default search engine on my PC, phone and tablet, so it all just accrues in the background.

    You can also get points by just clicking on a few things on the rewards page, and building up streaks of doing that every few days.
  • kentmonkey 30 Dec 2018 13:39:04 22,807 posts
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    @H1ggyLTD oh I've got it. And added 12 months with the winter deal. Just as I'm playing catch up, was going to try and play the stuff that might get pulled first, and leave the other stuff that will stay on for a while longer.

    This is the stuff I'm most interested in, any I should prioritise that are likely to get pulled off soon (already started sunset overdrive):

    Double dragon neon
    Gears of war 4
    Halo 5
    Halo wars 2
    Halo wars definitive edition
    Hellblade senuas sacrifice
    Forza 4
    Late shift
    Metro last light redux
    Metro 2033 redux
    Onrush
    Ori and the blind forest definitive edition
    Pes 2019
    Rime
    Rise of the tomb raider
    Shadow warrior
    Shadow warrior 2
    Spintyres mudrunner
    The gardens between
  • H1ggyLTD 30 Dec 2018 13:42:32 11,236 posts
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    Ror wrote:
    If you want to get the most out of it, you have to use bing, as you get points for searches. I've been using it for everything for a few years now, anyway. It's my default search engine on my PC, phone and tablet, so it all just accrues in the background.

    You can also get points by just clicking on a few things on the rewards page, and building up streaks of doing that every few days.
    Dunno, man.

    Sounds like effort.
  • H1ggyLTD 30 Dec 2018 13:44:41 11,236 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    @H1ggyLTD oh I've got it. And added 12 months with the winter deal. Just as I'm playing catch up, was going to try and play the stuff that might get pulled first, and leave the other stuff that will stay on for a while longer.

    This is the stuff I'm most interested in, any I should prioritise that are likely to get pulled off soon (already started sunset overdrive):

    Double dragon neon
    Gears of war 4
    Halo 5
    Halo wars 2
    Halo wars definitive edition
    Hellblade senuas sacrifice
    Forza 4
    Late shift
    Metro last light redux
    Metro 2033 redux
    Onrush
    Ori and the blind forest definitive edition
    Pes 2019
    Rime
    Rise of the tomb raider
    Shadow warrior
    Shadow warrior 2
    Spintyres mudrunner
    The gardens between
    Prioritise the non-first party stuff. Then i suspect Gears etc will get replaced with their sequels. Forza's are dodgy because of music licensing but should be good for a while yet.
  • Ror 30 Dec 2018 14:10:21 18,022 posts
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    I reckon Forza Horizon 4 will probably be alright, as it's the first in the series made post-Game Pass - they probably negotiated ongoing licensing for that stuff, with GP in mind.

    Speculation, obvs.

    As for Rewards, it's maybe 30 seconds of effort a day, tops :p
  • askew 30 Dec 2018 15:28:30 18,227 posts
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    Doh. My gamepass trial has rolled over. I was going to take up one of those 1 month for 1 offers. I can get a refund, right?
  • lennon 30 Dec 2018 17:31:44 249 posts
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    @H1ggyLTD I started doing this in July and have since then accumulated enough points to get a full years worth of gold as well as 30 of credit.

    By the mid jan I should have enough for another 6 months gold. Takes about 5 minutes a day now that I have the searches in the history of bing and my google app. Highly recommend it.
  • H1ggyLTD 30 Dec 2018 17:37:11 11,236 posts
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    Hmmmmmm....
  • BiggerBFG 31 Dec 2018 10:42:47 1,345 posts
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    Does the elite-wireless-controller-white have bluetooth connectivity?
    is the Elite controller worth it?

    i'm thinking of cashing in my M$ Reward points and a couple of vouchers off CDkeys (8% discount) for 1. but in 2 minds.
  • Ror 31 Dec 2018 15:21:00 18,022 posts
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    Dunno about the first question, but it is absolutely worth it, yes.
  • robthehermit 31 Dec 2018 16:15:07 7,089 posts
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    @BiggerBFG No Bluetooth, great pad though.
  • reggy72 31 Dec 2018 18:12:27 693 posts
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    Talking of Elite controllers my dog has chewed my pad up pretty badly, internally it is fine but needs a whole new shell, any idea's where to source one? eBay has a few from China but I have an allergy to Chineseium and the mouldings look off to me and seven odd quid seems to cheap to be true to be honest. Any help appreciated.
  • H1ggyLTD 31 Dec 2018 18:36:10 11,236 posts
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    reggy72 wrote:
    Talking of Elite controllers my dog has chewed my pad up pretty badly, internally it is fine but needs a whole new shell,
    Bit harsh, the dog didn't know any better.
  • MrFlay 2 Jan 2019 17:50:51 3,890 posts
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    Another week and yet more games added to Game Pass. Life is Strange 2, Just Cause 3, Absolver, Ark: Survival Evolved and Farming Simulator 17. Just keeps getting better and better. Next gen it's going to be a massive bonus if those studios produce the goods.

    Edited by MrFlay at 17:51:13 02-01-2019
  • triarii 5 Jan 2019 17:40:13 389 posts
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    The dash has an option for "50% off 6 months" for Game Pass at the minute but when you select it you're only given the option of 1 month for 7,99. Same for the website.

    Any suggestions? Is the 50% a one time offer perhaps?
  • triarii 9 Jan 2019 10:50:23 389 posts
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    12 month game pass for 50:

    https://www.cdkeys.com/12-month-xbox-game-pass-xbox-one-cd-key
  • askew 9 Jan 2019 11:06:47 18,227 posts
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    Excellent. I was tardy and missed out on it being available on Amazon.
  • Vortex808 9 Jan 2019 11:34:25 12,946 posts
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    triarii wrote:
    12 month game pass for 50:

    https://www.cdkeys.com/12-month-xbox-game-pass-xbox-one-cd-key
    Oooh. Cheapness. That might make me bite for one thanks.
  • robthehermit 9 Jan 2019 15:24:07 7,089 posts
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    From trueachievements:

    If you're currently playing any of these titles through Game Pass, make sure you finish them within the next three weeks before you lose access to them. Here's the list:

    Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered
    Riptide GP: Renegade
    The Escapists: The Walking Dead
    Tom Clancy's The Division

    In better news, we know that Aftercharge and Just Cause 3 will be joining the programme tomorrow, January 10th.
  • Vortex808 9 Jan 2019 20:16:15 12,946 posts
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    Thanks again Triarii.

    With new crackdown and (hopefully) a new gears, that's 50quid well spent.

    Also got Halo 5 and abzu downloading too. Now i just need time to play 'em...
  • Vortex808 9 Jan 2019 20:20:31 12,946 posts
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    Front page also has link to amazon for a deal for 2x3 month xbl gold for 15quid.

    I picked up two to get a year for 30 which is not bad at all.
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