New Game Pass additions Page 3

  • Vortex808 9 Jun 2019 18:38:11 13,268 posts
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    Yes, although you'd get 13 months for that. The 1quid month & 12 for the years sub.
  • tenofspades 9 Jun 2019 18:46:58 1,774 posts
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    Darth_Flibble wrote:
    found this on reddit

    Shenmue
    Shenmue 2
    Metal slug X
    Astroneer
    Battle chasers
    Bridge constructor portal
    Ever space
    Guacamelee 2
    Hollow knight
    Lichtspeer
    Momodora
    Moonlighter
    Neon chrome
    Old mans journey
    River bond
    Shadow tactics
    Smoke and sacrifice
    Steamworld dig 2
    Wizard of legend
    Supermarket shriek
    Silence
    awesome as hell. Neon Chrome might be worth a download and Shenmue.

    Edited by tenofspades at 18:47:12 09-06-2019
  • Derblington 9 Jun 2019 18:48:04 31,776 posts
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    Blackmarsh63 wrote:
    @Derblington They've 750 games supposedly. They just don't push it very much for some reason.
    Yeah, I signed up recently (just for a month) to try it out. It's a good option and it has games but it doesn't have a lot of newly released stuff, which is the main selling point of GamePass. The platform is already in place though - the PS3 streaming works really well (providing you've got the speeds to support it) and you can download PS2 and 4 games.

    But GamePass is killing it lately, and Sony aren't pushing Now particularly hard.
  • Malek86 9 Jun 2019 18:55:22 8,578 posts
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    @Derblington Sony have their own reasons to avoid that though. MS is in a bit of a tough spot with first party games, and while they could be successfully selling stuff like Forza and Gears, there wouldn't be much else. So this kind of model works out better for them. Stuff like Crackdown 3 wouldn't be seeing a lot of money without it.

    Sony nowadays can potentially sell upwards of 10 million copies for any given first party game, provided they put some serious effort behind it (and lately, they do). If they gave them away with a subscription, their short term revenue would be hurt. Perhaps their long term revenue too, if people started thinking they could just subscribe rather than pay $60 for each game.

    I'm sure they will be unable to avoid it in the future - I can see subscriptions becoming commonplace for everyone. But it makes sense for Sony (and even moreso Nintendo) to hold out as much as they can.

    Edited by Malek86 at 18:57:33 09-06-2019
  • hedben2013 9 Jun 2019 18:58:11 1,135 posts
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    I've installed Neon Chrome and Moonlighter, figure I'll really binge on roguelikes after completing (and loving) Void Bastards. I'm on 3 months for a quid on game pass atm and it's an absolute bargain at that price. Not sure if I'd pay full price, but based on the past month or so I'm considering looking for a discounted yearly sub.
  • Malek86 9 Jun 2019 19:01:46 8,578 posts
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    I got lucky and managed to keep Neon Chrome for free back when my PS Plus subscription expired. Never tried it though. Judging from all the comments here, it sounds like I've been missing out?
  • Derblington 9 Jun 2019 19:07:13 31,776 posts
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    Yes, but... the average consumer buys 1.4 games a year, and they make up a much, much larger audience than us. Getting them into a PSNow sub means that more money goes to Sony than when Joe Average buys FIFA or CoD, and then they might be playing more because its available, and then buying DLC to pad out the gameplay of the games they like.
    We would be subbed but still picking up titles on the side that aren't going into the offer because we have the need to play everything asap.

    It also means that, due to the strong 1st Party library, the offering, when supplemented with 3rd party, would be pretty killer. But it doesn't have to mirror GamePass exactly - things like Spider-man and SFV are 2nd party so may have different rules anyway.

    Edited by Derblington at 19:07:47 09-06-2019
  • paulboy81 9 Jun 2019 20:11:10 288 posts
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    Just upgraded my Gold only sub to Game Pass Ultimate for 1 until the end of May 2020.

    Couldn't have come at a better time, me and my brother were sharing his game pass sub which expires soon. So basically just got Game Pass for another year for 1.

    Absolutely ridiculous.

    Have to hand it to Microsoft lately, they aren't messing about.
  • kentmonkey 9 Jun 2019 20:15:25 23,066 posts
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    Can you downgrade to just gamepads easily enough at the end?

    I don't use Gold at all, but wondering about getting a gold sub to give me another year of gamepass as it's cheaper, but would want to downgrade back to just gamepass at the end.
  • paulboy81 9 Jun 2019 20:21:24 288 posts
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    Can't see an option to on either the Xbox or the website (only to change the length of the recurring plan), but worst case scenario you just cancel or let it lapse at the end and take out the standard Game Pass sub again.
  • Darth_Flibble 9 Jun 2019 20:50:33 3,520 posts
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    Metro exodus for xbox one is now on gamepass
  • Rodney 9 Jun 2019 20:56:38 3,898 posts
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    @kentmonkey

    Log into the Microsoft website and there's a section called "subscriptions and payments" (or something like that. You can manage and cancel each subscription separately.
  • Darth_Flibble 9 Jun 2019 21:00:52 3,520 posts
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    also Thimbleweed Park as well
  • Derblington 9 Jun 2019 21:06:10 31,776 posts
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    The new Obsidian title, Outer Worlds, is day 1 on GamePass. Smart strategy getting 3rd parties on board too.
  • Carlo 9 Jun 2019 21:06:13 20,570 posts
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    Astroneer is a great 2 player co-op game on PC.

    Great to see it included
  • DUFFMAN5 9 Jun 2019 21:08:21 24,777 posts
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    @Derblington
    Agree. I'm impressed with that.
  • DUFFMAN5 9 Jun 2019 21:35:31 24,777 posts
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    I'm going to have to resub, bravo Xbox your work is done!
  • monkehhh 9 Jun 2019 21:39:54 5,125 posts
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    So is the best plan at the moment to buy as much Live Gold as you can for as cheap as you can, then sign up to the 1 Ultimate offer?
  • paulboy81 9 Jun 2019 21:43:33 288 posts
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    monkehhh wrote:
    So is the best plan at the moment to buy as much Live Gold as you can for as cheap as you can, then sign up to the 1 Ultimate offer?
    Pretty much yeah.
  • monkehhh 9 Jun 2019 21:47:31 5,125 posts
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    Seems that once you go Ultimate, you're always Ultimate - if you redeem anything else it gets converted to more Ultimate time.
  • Carlo 9 Jun 2019 21:54:57 20,570 posts
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    monkehhh wrote:
    So is the best plan at the moment to buy as much Live Gold as you can for as cheap as you can, then sign up to the 1 Ultimate offer?
    Link please! I think I'll have to too
  • uiruki 9 Jun 2019 22:48:39 4,862 posts
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    You can do it from your 'manage' option in your MS account. Sorted til next March now.
  • hedben2013 9 Jun 2019 22:51:00 1,135 posts
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    Same, I just paid a pound and my game pass went from July 19 to June 20. So I can buy more gold and extend it another couple of years??
  • richarddavies 9 Jun 2019 22:56:28 6,769 posts
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    Is this right? I already have gold and I've recently done the 3 months of pass for 1. Just paid for the ultimate pass for a 1 and my account says I now dont need to pay again until March 2020.

    Is that right?
  • deez 9 Jun 2019 22:57:57 275 posts
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    @hedben2013 would be very interested to know if this works!
  • JamboWayOh 9 Jun 2019 23:01:48 14,150 posts
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    Gamepass is down.
  • JamboWayOh 9 Jun 2019 23:02:23 14,150 posts
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    richarddavies wrote:
    Is this right? I already have gold and I've recently done the 3 months of pass for 1. Just paid for the ultimate pass for a 1 and my account says I now dont need to pay again until March 2020.

    Is that right?
    Yep they give you extra months gratis. It's pretty cool.
  • deez 9 Jun 2019 23:06:09 275 posts
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    hedben2013 wrote:
    Same, I just paid a pound and my game pass went from July 19 to June 20. So I can buy more gold and extend it another couple of years??
    Doesn't work with a 3 month gold pass, converted to 1 months ultimate so didn't make a great deal of difference. I'd be interested to know what 12m converts to..
  • hedben2013 9 Jun 2019 23:06:23 1,135 posts
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    @deez Adding up your current gold and game pass subscriptions and converting to ultimate is bound to work, they said as much already I think. I'm less certain you can buy more gold after doing the ultimate for 1 offer, if you got excited and jumped into it like I did.

    My dashboard literally has the 3 subscriptions showing it already- gold, which was paid up until 4/4/20, status: cancelled; game pass, which was paid up until 14/07/19, status: cancelled; ultimate next charge 8/6/20, for which I paid 1
  • paulboy81 9 Jun 2019 23:06:52 288 posts
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    Access to Gears 5 Ultimate (and thus early access) is a nice touch to the Ultimate Game Pass sub.

    Would be nice to see this extended to all "Ultimate" editions of first party games when they're released.
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