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Old 06-22-24, 09:06 AM
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Originally Posted by Spiderbite
I got it today and don't have auto renew. I check and my sub doesn't end until the end of this December, so I was definitely confused.
Thatís like 6 months, so Iím less surprised that youíd have received one, honestly. At least itís a good reminder to either let your membership lapse, or start the hunt for good deals. My last actual payment directly to MS for Game Pass was in 2019, and it was one of those $1 deals. Iíve regularly used points or discounted cards from elsewhere to pay for it.


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It's a shitty email to send to people whose subscription isn't close to expiring, right?
Yes, very shitty indeed! What has this world come to?
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Can you die in Still Wakes the Deep?
Old 06-25-24, 10:12 PM
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Old 07-09-24, 06:30 PM
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Copying/pasting from ResetEra because Iím lazy:

Three things in life are certain, death, taxes, and price increases. Today, Microsoft confirmed to us that details on the long-expected Xbox Game Pass price increase is well and truly here ó but it comes with some major changes to the basic Xbox console tier as well.
  • Soon, Xbox Game Pass for Console will be shuttered for new users only.
  • Users currently on Xbox Game Pass for Console will be allowed to maintain their subscription, as well as day one games, and the hundreds of titles in the back catalogue.
  • New users on Xbox Game Pass in the near future will be greeted by a new Xbox Game Pass "Standard." This is more like EA Access, which includes Xbox's back catalogue, and doesn't include day one games. This will be priced at $14.99 per month, and will also include Xbox Live Gold for multiplayer (now known as Game Pass Core, confusingly). It doesn't include Xbox Cloud gaming. Game Pass Standard is supposedly launching in September.
  • From September 12, 2024, Microsoft will only allow users to stack Xbox Game Pass for Console users for up to 13 months, using pre-paid cards and the like, which will continue to function. If you have more than 13 months stacked already, you won't be impacted.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will not be changed, but it will get a price increase. It will still include PC Game Pass, day one games, and hundreds of back catalogue titles, as well as cloud gaming. But, it is getting a price increase. The new price will be $19.99 per month.
  • PC Game Pass is also getting a price increase, from $9.99 per month to $11.99.
  • PC Game Pass will also continue to get day one games.
  • Xbox Game Pass Core (Xbox Live Gold multiplayer) gets an annual price increase to $74.99 from $59.99, but it will remain $9.99 per month.
  • The price increases are global.
  • For users with recurring billing, the new prices will take effect on September 12, 2024, giving you time to cancel if you don't fancy it.
  • Microsoft now has a support page up dedicated to these changes over here.

According to Microsoft, the vast majority of users today are already on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which is their flagship plan for the service. Game Pass Ultimate incorporates all games on Xbox consoles, as well as in the cloud, and on PC too, often with cross-save and cross-progression. Microsoft joins a long list of subscription services like Netflix, Spotify, and others increasing their prices over recent years. For users who play tons of games, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate more than pays for itself, but for those who don't, Xbox Game Pass increasingly might look like a subscription service worth cutting from their monthly bills to save cash.
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Old 07-09-24, 06:34 PM
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Yuck. Well gonna stock up on 3 mo cards now...
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Old 07-09-24, 06:53 PM
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Annnnnnd.....Done!



Bought 3 more 3 Mo subscriptions. That's as good as I'm gonna get.

Best deal I found was $27.89 for 3 mo of Game Pass Ultimate at CDKeys. That's now a 50% savings. Stock up, if able.
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Old 07-09-24, 07:05 PM
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Iím waiting to see how much this affects Bing Rewards, since Iíve been getting enough points every month to keep the free subscription train rolling.
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Old 07-09-24, 07:07 PM
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

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Iím waiting to see how much this affects Bing Rewards, since Iíve been getting enough points every month to keep the free subscription train rolling.
I always forget that you can do that.
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

I am good into 2025. I will need to buy a bunch of codes to get me to 2026.
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

I have 30 months. I'll leave it like that for now. Unredeemed 10x 3-months and doesn't expire.
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Originally Posted by Decker
Annnnnnd.....Done!



Bought 3 more 3 Mo subscriptions. That's as good as I'm gonna get.

Best deal I found was $27.89 for 3 mo of Game Pass Ultimate at CDKeys. That's now a 50% savings. Stock up, if able.
What card do you use? My bank blocked CDKEYS (Chase Visa) it's tied to my PayPal and even through them it still won't go through. Wondering if I should call the bank to see if they can let the transaction go through?
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I used PayPal with a Chase Visa. Call your card company.
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Originally Posted by GatorDeb
I have 30 months. I'll leave it like that for now. Unredeemed 10x 3-months and doesn't expire.
Why not just redeem them? There's no telling if they'll ever just prorate these cards if they increase the price a certain amount, and you can currently stack more I think?

Also cdkeys have already upped their prices (I think they do it based on demand which is surely up now). Right now the 12 month is a better deal. But even at that "deal" i think I might be out

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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

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Why not just redeem them? There's no telling if they'll ever just prorate these cards if they increase the price a certain amount, and you can currently stack more I think?

Also cdkeys have already upped their prices (I think they do it based on demand which is surely up now). Right now the 12 month is a better deal. But even at that "deal" i think I might be out
Because there's nothing I want to play there.
Old 07-12-24, 02:07 PM
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Predictably:

Hey Game Pass member, we’re making a change to auto-redeem rewards options, which means your current discounted Game Pass Ultimate or PC Game Pass auto-redeem subscription is going away on August 12, 2024. You can still use your points on a new auto-redeem subscription or explore the catalog for other rewards.
The auto-redeem option shows 12,000 points, which is the same as the non-discounted price. So not too bad, if that holds!
Old 07-13-24, 06:27 AM
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Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate

Not sure why they are bothering with the 12000 auto redeem when they apparently are not allowing auto redeem for subscriptions:



If it is just for the discounted ones that are going away, then their wording sucks.

I switched to the 12k auto redeem, and no message yet.
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This looks to be the best deal for GPU codes now. For Prime members.
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Old 07-15-24, 05:19 PM
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It’s funny GPU just raised its price. I just locked in 3 years like last week.
Old 07-16-24, 03:16 PM
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Yeah, I went back down to Core. Ultimate is not worth $20 a month for me.

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