Xbox Game Pass for Console, PC, and Android

pandasuit wrote:

Anyone have an opinion of Lootriver yet? Looks interesting. Previews were mixed.

Its ok. The gimmick adds a little bit of puzzle-gameplay, sometimes in the midst of combat. Combat is pretty close to Dark Souls and thats not what I've been looking for so I bounced off.

Memoir Blue is atmospheric and very short. Touching, too.

Coming to Xbox Game Pass: Assassin’s Creed Origins, For Honor: Marching Fire Edition, and More

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Coming Soon
  • For Honor: Marching Fire Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC) – June 1
  • Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection (Console and PC) – June 2
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins (Cloud, Console and PC) – June 7
  • Chorus (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – June 7
  • Disc Room (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – June 7
  • Spacelines from the Far Out (Console and PC) [email protected] – June 7 - Available on day one with Game Pass

DLC / Game Updates

  • Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition – Knights of the Mediterranean DLC – Available now
  • Microsoft Flights Simulator – Top Gun: Maverick Expansion – Available now
  • No Man’s Sky: Leviathan Expedition – Available now
  • Sea of Thieves: Lost Sands Adventure – Available until June 9

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins: Deluxe Pack – June 7
  • Madden NFL 22: MUT MVP Bundle – Available now
  • Eternal Return: Skins and Boosts Premium Bundle – Available now
  • Smite: Slipknot Starter Pass – Available now

Leaving June 15

  • Darkest Dungeon (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Greedfall (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Limbo (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Worms Rumble (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Do you need uPlay to play Assassin's Creed through Game Pass, like for EA games? I recently tried to play Oddyssey, but the corporate-enforced antivirus on my desktop PC refuses to accept Ubisoft's application as valid. So I just moved on to the Pile, wasn't worth the hassle.

dejanzie wrote:

Do you need uPlay to play Assassin's Creed through Game Pass, like for EA games? I recently tried to play Oddyssey, but the corporate-enforced antivirus on my desktop PC refuses to accept Ubisoft's application as valid. So I just moved on to the Pile, wasn't worth the hassle.

Can't speak to Game Pass, but you certainly do when purchasing and launching it through Epic.

dejanzie wrote:

Do you need uPlay to play Assassin's Creed through Game Pass, like for EA games? .

Yes, you do. It's been rebranded to Ubisoft Connect now, not uPlay, and they have allegedly make the process simpler, so you might have more success than when you tried before. I wouldn't hold my breath, though,

Link about installing Game Pass games via Ubisoft Connect

Anyone heard any news about XBox Game Pass adding a "family plan"? I know there were rumors floating a few months ago. I'm hoping they announce something in their pseudo-E3 presentation on June 12.

Tasty Pudding wrote:
dejanzie wrote:

Do you need uPlay to play Assassin's Creed through Game Pass, like for EA games? .

Yes, you do. It's been rebranded to Ubisoft Connect now, not uPlay, and they have allegedly make the process simpler, so you might have more success than when you tried before. I wouldn't hold my breath, though,

Link about installing Game Pass games via Ubisoft Connect

It was Ubisoft Connect I tried to install, my bad. Ey well, plenty of games to play...

So Chorus is available via Game Pass now. It seems to have gotten good reviews and stuff, but I don't think I've heard a single thing about it. Anyone here given it a shot yet?

merphle wrote:

PC Game Pass subscription seems to be a bit broken. Three months in a row now I've subscribed to the PC-only Game Pass for their special price of $1/mo, and then immediately gone into my Microsoft account subscription page and turned off automatic renewal. I still get to use Game Pass for the month I paid for, and the day after it expires (or whenever later, if I'm not actively playing a GP game) I'm able to resub for $1.

And as an added bonus, Microsoft gave me a $10 credit to my account in the last week or two for some reason (expires in a couple of months), so I just bought this month's PC GP with their credit.

I just resubbed again for $1, and they gave me 2 bonus months. I have no words.

merphle wrote:

So Chorus is available via Game Pass now. It seems to have gotten good reviews and stuff, but I don't think I've heard a single thing about it. Anyone here given it a shot yet?

I believe it was mentioned as ok but not great once or twice on the podcast. For the cost of the download might as well try it for ourselves

Rykin wrote:
merphle wrote:

So Chorus is available via Game Pass now. It seems to have gotten good reviews and stuff, but I don't think I've heard a single thing about it. Anyone here given it a shot yet?

I believe it was mentioned as ok but not great once or twice on the podcast. For the cost of the download might as well try it for ourselves ;)

Yeah, already downloading. Low barrier to entry really makes me willing to try all sorts of different stuff.

To add to the PC Game Pass deals, I did ultimate for 1 month last month, let it lapse and 2 days later came back and they gave me a month of PC for $1 + 2 months free.

I started playing Citizen Sleeper and I'm hooked. Really interesting game and story where it feels like your choices do matter and the RNG is not spoiling the experience.

Chorus: I uninstalled it because of bad checkpointing. I could have lived with that flaw if anything else about the game had been super compelling. But, the whole thing just wasn't really working for me.

It sat somewhere uncomfortably between an arcade style space shooter and an RPG-inflected vehicle sim.

My Gamepass expired today. Kinda thinking I should wait until the press conference to see if anything new is rolled out.

If nothing changes, anyone know if you can still stack a full three years of Xbox Live Gold before doing the $1 Gamepass thing?

Yes, I believe so. There's not a big banner anywhere that says it does, but I know of at least one person that stacked 3 years and converted last month.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

My Gamepass expired today. Kinda thinking I should wait until the press conference to see if anything new is rolled out.

If nothing changes, anyone know if you can still stack a full three years of Xbox Live Gold before doing the $1 Gamepass thing?

Well, I totally forgot that I decided this last night. I was talking to my daughter about continuing our game of It Takes Two (amazing co-op game) and she pointed out that Gamepass expired yesterday. I acted immediately.

The good news for science is that I can confirm that you can stack three years of Gold and then convert it all to Gamepass Ultimate. As some have reported, it wouldn't let me do it for a dollar, possibly because I was a previous subscriber, but it would let me do it for $15. Doing it immediately "wasted" the included month, but I wanted to get back on it and get access to the games again.

Anyway, it still works, just make sure recurring billing is off and you let your subscription expire.

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Graphic from the showcase recap has a fair amount of Game Pass titles (who could have guessed)?

Slated for 2022

  • Naraka: Bladepoint
  • As Dusk Falls
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Valheim
  • Warhammer 40k: Darktide
  • Grounded (Full Release)
  • Fallout 76 Expeditions: The Pitt (DLC)
  • High on Life
  • Scorn
  • Atomic Heart
  • Gunfire Reborn
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Pentiment
  • Halo Infinite: Season 3
  • MSFS 40th Anniversary Edition (DLC)
  • Party Animals
  • Slime Rancher 2

Slated for first half of 2023

  • Redfall
  • Starfield
  • Forza Motorsport
  • Minecraft Legends
  • Ara: History Untold
  • Wolong: Final Destiny
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2
  • Flintlock
  • Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes
  • League of Legends
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Valorant
  • Teamfight Tactics
  • Legends of Runeterra
  • ARK 2
  • Persona 3 Portable
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Replaced
  • Ereban: SHadow Legacy
  • Ravenlok
  • The Last Case of Benedict Fox

Yes, PC games are included in the list.

That is a lot of good gaming there.

So....Valheim is getting ported to Xbox, and somehow there will be servers or...?
Also...hoping to keep my job after that happens.

update (from Xbox official announcement page):

• Play alone or with up to 10 players on player-hosted dedicated servers and experience unlimited world creation and enemies that scale in difficulty.
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So like Conan Exiles, I guess?

TMNT Shredder's Revenge is good. There's enough depth to the combat that I didn't catch it all in the blast-you-with-all-the-options-up-front tutorial animation (which has a menu option to view again) and the combat flows so nicely and allows for stringing together different combos. Animations and all varied and they've got a story and arcade mode. I'm not sure if the levels are different (probably not) or what, but in story mode you unlock some things with each character as you rack up more points and there's a map kinda like Castle Crashers / Scott Pilgrim.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

TMNT Shredder's Revenge is good. There's enough depth to the combat that I didn't catch it all in the blast-you-with-all-the-options-up-front tutorial animation (which has a menu option to view again) and the combat flows so nicely and allows for stringing together different combos. Animations and all varied and they've got a story and arcade mode. I'm not sure if the levels are different (probably not) or what, but in story mode you unlock some things with each character as you rack up more points and there's a map kinda like Castle Crashers / Scott Pilgrim.

I find it a little weak on up down movement, which has always been an issue with these games, but otherwise pretty good.

lunchbox12682 wrote:

I find it a little weak on up down movement, which has always been an issue with these games, but otherwise pretty good.

You are absolutely right, but as you mentioned it's almost just par for the course. Like when an explosive goes off, even if you are clearly out of plane, if you are overlapping the sprite, you get hit.

I generally did not realize that Sniper Elite 5 is on GamePass (came out May 26) … Guess I know what I’m installing

Shadowrun is a lot of fun for anyone who hasn't played it and is into the IP.

My backlog is getting so swollen that it's actually a relief when a Game Pass update comes out with nothing I'm interested in playing. (Well, Shadowrun is good, but I already have those.)

Also, it's not Game Pass, but Fall Guys came to Xbox today (and Switch) and is free to play now.

I want to want to play Shadowrun, but I don't want to play Shadowrun; I tried back on a tablet when it came out, and it's clear I no longer have the patience for those old-school RPGs I once loved so much. I might fire up Far Cry 5 for a bit; my guess is it'd be fun for a while before Ubisoft Collectable Fatigue sets in.

I never really got to try Far Cry 5 co-op much, but it's very built for that...