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Old 01-07-23, 01:42 PM
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Originally Posted by lwhy? View Post
Great. Iím going to try it out and see if I like it first. Iíve always heard good things. Do you all have any preference on what Xbox controller I should pick up? Iím using a PS4 controller currently and itís throwing me off a little since Xbox uses different button symbols than PlayStation.
The different placement of X has always been a struggle for me as I switch between consoles.
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

I'm glad you're finding some fun games!

I agree - many pundits seem to believe because there's a dearth of AAA titles, GP/GPU is doomed. I see that as a feature, not a bug. Well, rephrase - I see the low volume of AAA as not a big deal, when there are couple hundred non-AAA and indie games, which to me is a major feature. The AAA games will sell anyway, but there's a ton of games I would likely never play or buy without trying them out via something like GP. I have bought some of them, others I've played through once and that was enough, and others I've played once and realized I don't like it that much. There's so much variety in the game pass library.

My son just played through Superliminal and he loved it. It's only a couple hours of play but very creative and unique. He probably wouldn't have blind bought it, but he tried it, got hooked, and really enjoyed it.

I'm currently playing Persona 5 Royal, Chained Echoes, Vampire Survivors, It Takes Two, As Dusk Falls, just downloaded Potion Craft, and am waiting to see if the rumor of Shadow Warrior 3 coming to GP is legit.
That said, I'm hoping the developers of the games on GP are making money. I assume they are, and from what I've read, most developers/publishers are pleased with their GP deals.

Anyone have any tips on Vampire Survivors? (And yes, I know it's a five dollar game. I'll probably buy it.) I cannot last more than 15 minutes on the first map. I was able unlock the second map somehow, but last even less. I always go for garlic, but not sure if it's better to have a couple weapons maxed out, or a variety.
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Old 01-07-23, 04:12 PM
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

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I'm glad you're finding some fun games!

I'm currently playing Persona 5 Royal, Chained Echoes, Vampire Survivors, It Takes Two, As Dusk Falls, just downloaded Potion Craft, and am waiting to see if the rumor of Shadow Warrior 3 coming to GP is legit.
That said, I'm hoping the developers of the games on GP are making money. I assume they are, and from what I've read, most developers/publishers are pleased with their GP deals.
I loved Persona 5, but I haven't played Persona 5 Royal yet. I own the PlayStation version of it. It took me over 150 hours to beat the base version and I was burnt out on it after. I hear Royal has a lot of quality of life improvements. I'll play it someday.
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

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The different placement of X has always been a struggle for me as I switch between consoles.
Yes! that was really confusing me.
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Old 01-07-23, 05:00 PM
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Originally Posted by tonyc3742 View Post
I'm glad you're finding some fun games!

I agree - many pundits seem to believe because there's a dearth of AAA titles, GP/GPU is doomed. I see that as a feature, not a bug. Well, rephrase - I see the low volume of AAA as not a big deal, when there are couple hundred non-AAA and indie games, which to me is a major feature. The AAA games will sell anyway, but there's a ton of games I would likely never play or buy without trying them out via something like GP. I have bought some of them, others I've played through once and that was enough, and others I've played once and realized I don't like it that much. There's so much variety in the game pass library.

My son just played through Superliminal and he loved it. It's only a couple hours of play but very creative and unique. He probably wouldn't have blind bought it, but he tried it, got hooked, and really enjoyed it.

I'm currently playing Persona 5 Royal, Chained Echoes, Vampire Survivors, It Takes Two, As Dusk Falls, just downloaded Potion Craft, and am waiting to see if the rumor of Shadow Warrior 3 coming to GP is legit.
That said, I'm hoping the developers of the games on GP are making money. I assume they are, and from what I've read, most developers/publishers are pleased with their GP deals.

Anyone have any tips on Vampire Survivors? (And yes, I know it's a five dollar game. I'll probably buy it.) I cannot last more than 15 minutes on the first map. I was able unlock the second map somehow, but last even less. I always go for garlic, but not sure if it's better to have a couple weapons maxed out, or a variety.
To put AAA games on the platform there needs to be AAA games released and that has been ... lacking, as of late.

I think it's a steal for what it is.
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
The different placement of X has always been a struggle for me as I switch between consoles.
I get more confused by the B and A being swapped on the Switch.
Old 01-24-23, 08:33 PM
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Does Game Pass not let you download games anymore? Just play from cloud? I wanted to download Monster Hunter Rise, but only option through Xbox itself was play game. No download.
Old 01-24-23, 08:41 PM
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Does Game Pass not let you download games anymore? Just play from cloud? I wanted to download Monster Hunter Rise, but only option through Xbox itself was play game. No download.
I can download games on PC. I don't have a Xbox.
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I went to MS store, went to game page and only option was to play. Couldn’t download straight through console.
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Yeah my bad. It was already installed and I didnít remember installing.
Old 01-25-23, 09:24 AM
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I have noticed that for some games, if you go through the Card, the default is to Play via cloud, but you can move right to install.
I've played a few games via cloud on console just to try it, and it seemed to work pretty well. But I prefer downloading.
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I have noticed that for some games, if you go through the Card, the default is to Play via cloud, but you can move right to install.
I've played a few games via cloud on console just to try it, and it seemed to work pretty well. But I prefer downloading.
This works great for the points challenges.
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^ finally. Is online multiplayer still exclusive to Nintendo for that? Looks like split-screen local mp is the only option.

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This works great for the points challenges.
Especially the ones where the points are awarded for just launching the game. Not as great when it's a game that takes a lot longer, as I find, at least on my connection, it loses sync after a few minutes and has a hard time getting it back.
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Ugh this thread is stuck. Can't see newer posts on my mobile browser.
Edit. Now after I posted it shows for me. Sorry for the interruption.
And yeah Goldeneye is local multi-player only on Xbox unfortunately. ​​​​​​​
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Ugh this thread is stuck. Can't see newer posts on my mobile browser.
Edit. Now after I posted it shows for me. Sorry for the interruption.
And yeah Goldeneye is local multi-player only on Xbox unfortunately.
Sometimes pics that people post donít show for me. And sometimes I canít quick reply.
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This game could be cool.

Old 01-26-23, 07:23 AM
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Its really fun smooth gameplay. Not sure how this is a rhythm game when there are barely any button prompts?
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GP has 120M active users. Damn. Guess that is why they don't give a shit about giving away AAA games on there.

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That number will impress once the $50 upgrade deals are over.
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That number will impress once the $50 upgrade deals are over.
Well sure. But let's be real, how many people have the knowledge to do that trick? 10%? 25%? I can't imagine the number is much higher than that. I bet it is like Netflix where people just keep the subscription going because inertia. MS must be very pleased at how the service has turned out.
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