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Old 06-03-23, 08:34 AM
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Nope, No active subscriptions anywhere - no recent charged from Microsoft on my card either (nothing renewed, and I have auto-renew turned off).

Guessing GatorDeb is right?

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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

I'm stumped. Does anyone else in your household also have an active Gold account? Because everyone in that household has access to online play if one person still has an active account.
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Originally Posted by Rival11
Nope, No active subscriptions anywhere - no recent charged from Microsoft on my card either (nothing renewed, and I have auto-renew turned off).

Guessing GatorDeb is right?

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lol @ Music. Nope, nobody else in the household either.
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

I pay $10 yearly for Solitaire and it let it go on like 5 months after expiration after I cancelled Google Play renewal.
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My Solitaire premium expired on Feb 8, 2022 and it is still going ad-free.
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My Solitaire premium expired on Feb 8, 2022 and it is still going ad-free.
Do you have Ultimate? It includes Solitaire Premium.
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Oh, then that explains it
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

So, I noticed my user id still has "Ultimate" next to it but my ultimate membership expired last year. I went into Game pass and yes, I can still install/play games.

This is definitely an oversight by Microsoft - I'm use I'll lose access soon.
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Played a few hours of Flight Simulator tonight. Did it over cloud streaming too because I didn’t want to do a 100+ GB download. Quality was fairly decent, but not jaw-dropping or anything. Still, it was cool to fly around Maui and other areas for a bit
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Ok so I figured out my subscription issue out and this may be very helpful for others.

So I definitely do not have any active subscriptions but it took Microsoft a couple of days to now flash up a message when I go t omy profile that says "13 days remaining on ultimate" - I believe this happened because I got on the ultimate plan while my 12 month gold subscription was still active....I'm not sure but I do know from researching online that if I were to renew with 12 month gold subscription (which is what I want - I don't have any need for game pass) while the ultimate plan is still active - it would renew the ultimate plan for 3-4 months instead of giving me the 12 month gold which is what I purchased - very shady on Microsoft's part.

So long story short, I had some kind of grace period pending but it didn't show up until a few days after all of my subscriptions were expired and I you need to wait until you have no further xbox live access before renewing with a 12 month gold subscription.
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Price going up: https://www.theverge.com/2023/6/21/2...price-increase
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Game Pass for Console increase: $1 per month. Or 10%.
Game Pass Ultimate increase: $2 per month. Or $13.3%
Game Pass for PC: no change

If you’re an existing Game Pass monthly subscriber, then these new recurring prices won’t take effect until August 13th, or September 13th in Germany. New Xbox Game Pass members will see the new prices immediately on July 6th. If you’re subscribed to Xbox Game Pass through a yearly code, the new pricing won’t take effect until you go to renew your subscription.
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

The movie Gamer is a free Game Pass perk.
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Originally Posted by davidh777
The movie Gamer is a free Game Pass perk.


I know he's persona-non-grata, but still this felt appropriate.
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So, I got 3 years. I’ll deal when the time comes.
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Okay, this upcoming indie recursive puzzle game from Annapurna, COCOON, coming to Game Pass Day 1 looks cool AF. Comes out Sept 29.


From IGN (Yes the date in the Headline is wrong)

Cocoon Gets an August 2023 Release Date and a New Gameplay Trailer - IGN

From the lead gameplay designer of Limbo and Inside.

Cocoon, the much-anticipated world jumping game from Geometric Interactive and the lead gameplay designer of Limbo and Inside, will officially be released on Xbox Series X/S (Game Pass!), Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam on September 29, 2023.



Cocoon's release date was revealed alongside a brand-new gameplay trailer at the Annapurna Interactive Showcase and we got another glimpse of the puzzler that allows you to not only jump in and out of worlds, but to actually use those worlds to solve puzzles.



Each world becomes an orb when you jump out of it, and you can carry it with you to solve puzzles and even unlock its unique ability to help you finish your quest and power you up. You can also use the world jumping mechanic to escape danger, as we've seen the player character jump out of the world to avoid a deadly moving obstacle and then jump back in when it had passed their previous position.

Cocoon has more than just puzzles, as there are also big boss battles and combat encounters that will have you thinking on your toes and using the abilities you've previously unlocked from the worlds you've previously explored.

In our hands-on preview with Cocoon, we said, "Every time I thought I knew the game was going to zig, it zagged into places I would have never dreamed of. This is a beautiful game - not just in its art and music but in how it asks you to let go of expectation and revel in the sense of discovery. I’m excited to discover what comes next - and all the orbs I’ll be pondering in the future."
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Microsoft randomly gave me a month for a buck of ultimate and I wish it would tell me an offer end date. It probably won 't be there September 6th.
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Cocaine Bear 4K UHD is $6.99 at Microsoft if you're a Game Pass Member. You also get 1000 Universal rewards points since it's a recent release. That's enough for a free movie.
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That's a good deal, but it's only $7.99 at VUDU without any subscription requirements.
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

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That's a good deal, but it's only $7.99 at VUDU without any subscription requirements.
It's $7.99 at iTunes too, but it's a dollar cheaper if you have Game Pass. It goes in your Movies Anywhere account and you won't lose it if you cancel Game Pass.
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Microsoft randomly gave me a month for a buck of ultimate and I wish it would tell me an offer end date. It probably won 't be there September 6th.
MS has changed it to 14 days for $1 now.


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Originally Posted by Decker
MS has changed it to 14 days for $1 now.
https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1...840738816?s=19

It changed the price to regular once I tried to redeem the buck one anyway a couple weeks ago. I activated the three free months I have, will get me through the start of November.
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Cool. If you love Starfield, you can buy it at a 10% discount while a GPU member.
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Cool. If you love Starfield, you can buy it at a 10% discount while a GPU member.
Nope that one title was still full price (I bought it). I got the digital Deluxe and it charged me ten and I was definitely logged in. It gives you ten percent on the upgrade but buying the base game plus the discounted upgrade was 1.50 more than full price Deluxe.

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