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Welcome to the official thread to talk about Xbox Game Pass (XGP), XGP for PC, and XGP Ultimate (XGPU)!

News :happy:

Library :cho:

Steam Curator :ninja:

Social Media :tired:
Xbox Game Pass For PC - Twitter

Microsoft Rewards :dafug:

Free "Games with Gold" each month :blob_attention:




Reviews, on Open Critic :thumbsup:
  • Xbox Game Pass (XGP) for PC
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (XGPU)




Subscriptions, which are often discounted to 1€ for 1 to 3 months :takemymoney:
  • XGP for PC
  • XGPU
Buy Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Microsoft Store




Turn off the monthly billing right after subscribing :evilblob:
  • the main page to manage your subscriptions
  • XGP for PC
  • XGPU




xCloud (included with XGPU) :popcorncat:

An important advantage of XGPU compared to XGP is the access to xCloud, which allows to use cloud gaming to play PC games and console-exclusive games!
 
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Excelent! But why not make it a general game pass thread? So we can talk about xbox thingies also, and Microsoft ultimate rewards and all that good stuff.:D
 
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You are welcome to talk about these. I don't want to constrain this thread in any way. :popcorncat:

As someone who has never owned a console made by Microsoft, I have only mentioned what I know: XGP for PC and XGPU. That is why I made the OP this way.
 
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But yeah anyone with GP Ultimate really needs to check out the microsoft rewards thing. I get points enough for 10€-15€ each month.

Need to use the game pass app on the phone for the challenges for reward points.
 
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I have never really been much into racing games, other than Burnout games. By change I tried FH 4 and actually really liked it, so I think I will start with 5 from day one!
Same, I rarely play racing games. Haven't tried FH4 yet but very excited towards FH5 because of the scenery and Mexican towns.
 
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Ah never mind about Doom Eternal, seems I just had to start the campaign and not the chapter 1 option which had the buy icon. Time to Rip and Tear, until it's done!
 
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To Li Kao:

For info, the Sims 4 is available on XGP. Even better, you can play it with xCloud if you have XGPU.
If you have access to this service, then you can avoid wasting time downloading the game or troubleshooting installation issues due to Electronic Arts.
 
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To Li Kao:

For info, the Sims 4 is available on XGP. Even better, you can play it with xCloud if you have XGPU.
If you have access to this service, then you can avoid wasting time downloading the game or troubleshooting installation issues due to Electronic Arts.
It's what I used, well the XGP install anyway. But I already owned the game on Origin so I think this just added a layer of complexity for poor EA Desktop. I'm not even sure the game even acknowledge me being on XGP. It seems so as I had a popup saying yeah new elements added, but I can't find confirmation anywhere.
I would really like to buy it just to have the game on steam and forget about this, but the core issue isn't XGP, it's EA Desktop.

The butt of the joke is that I installed via XGP more for the metro tile than the bonus content, as I won't be keeping a shortcut to the game on the desktop and will forget it's installed. Turns out EA games on XGP don't do metro tiles.
 
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I have subscribed to XGPU for 1 month for 1 € in order to play The Forgotten City on xCloud. So far, so good!

I have checked on HLTB and this game is 8 hours long. So I could play Sable afterwards, which should be about 13 hours long, during this month.

 
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This months gold games;

Don't forget that game pass ultimate also includes games with gold that you can redeem every month and they are yours to keep as long as you have gold and will be there when you reactivate gold again.

And 360 games are yours to keep fully.
 
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What? That is the first time I hear about that. It is for console owners?
 
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Nice. Hidden benefits everywhere! Thanks for telling me!

Currently, these 3 games are available for free:




Reference:
 
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Code Veronica is also free!


Edit : No sorry it was free until today.
 
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I bought It Takes Two a bit over two weeks ago. You're welcome.

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Thanks for posting this!
This is really handy for XGP subscribers, and also to have an insight at what could come to Humble Choice! :evilblob:

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It Takes Two on XGP? This is HUGE!
Plus, the game will be playable on xCloud for peasants without a good config! If I had not finished the game with Parsec, I could play it now with xCloud!

 
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I updated to GPU last month for a dollar, and the Bing rewards now gets me 40 days of GPU each month. That's pretty slick for a minute or so of Bing usage.
 
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I updated to GPU last month for a dollar, and the Bing rewards now gets me 40 days of GPU each month. That's pretty slick for a minute or so of Bing usage.
You get 12 000 points a month ?
 
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You get 12 000 points a month ?
13,700 or so this month. The Game Pass mobile app can get you a nice chunk if you do the game achievements. If I had an Xbox, I'd have a ton more.
 
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Apparently if you go through XBOX App you can get 3 months Game Pass for 1€ (only 1 month subscribing from browser)
It is also the case in the browser. Caveat: this is for XGP, not XGPU.



 
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I have done my part as well, as I bought the game earlier this year.
 

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Ummm. I don't know if I trust you enough, MS. Thanks, though.

Gonna try Unpacking out.
 
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I have joined the Insider program after you mentioned it.

These are the previews (left). There are also two quests with "XP", whatever that means (right).

 
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I got that insider thing too. I decided to join it, all it's for is some surveys about how much you use the app, what for, and what payment methods you might want added. As if they even know the app has problems. :blobweary:
 

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Only tangentially related but now that Edge has Bitwarden and Ublock Origin, I'm gonna try using it by default.
Reward points, biatch ! :coffee-blob:
 

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Hmh not sure if using rewards points to get more Ultimate, it would pretty much pay for itself. Or if is better to use the points to buy games and then do the gold to ultimate trick. That would be cheaper option but you still need to use actual money.
 

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Better not use money imo.
But doing the math, reward points pay for monthly Ultimate OR buying one year of gold and then one month of Ultimate is like let say 60€.
If I do buy the ultimate then I have to be reserved 10€ per month to spend on games, that's 120€ per year. So using reward points on ultimate I miss out on 60€.
 
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As you see it best for you. Just don't become someone who gets angry at GamePass because he has spent money to purchase 3 years of Gold and regrets it.

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To me, GamePass is that 1€ deal for 1 to 3 months, so I cannot imagine spending more than 12€ per year for it. That is why I don't mind the occasional hiccups.
 
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Ah I love game pass haha, since I only play on xbox I never have issues with it and I always have something to play.

Only thing I wish is for game pass and Age of Empires 4 be on Mac!:D
 
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If it works as I suspect, it would be a good idea to:
  1. buy 1€ of XGP for 3 months,
  2. then exchange reward points for 1 month of XGPU. :evilblob:
This way, I would get 4 months of XGPU for 1€ and 12k points, right?

It is hard to imagine finding a cheaper system to benefit from:
  • a library of games, including day one releases like Psychonauts 2, Forza Horizon 5, etc.,
  • a cloud gaming service.
Geforce Now for 5€/month was already a great deal, which allowed me to play Cyberpunk 2077 with RTX.
This would be ~ 1€/quarter, without having to pay for the game. The only downsides are i) no RTX, ii) the need to wait for a good deal (not a problem so far).

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I updated to GPU last month for a dollar, and the Bing rewards now gets me 40 days of GPU each month. That's pretty slick for a minute or so of Bing usage.
Dammit, I really wish rewards were available in my region, Microsoft promised it would come over a year ago, and we are still waiting.
 
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He also posted "soon" on the Era thread about all the problems with installing/uninstalling games on the Windows Store.


Let's see if they actually ditch the whole UWP lite thing or if it's just another "we rebuild the Xbox app, and this time it will be better... we promise! (but are still using the Windows Store system)".
 

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Whatever team is handling the Xbox-PC app and infrastructure have to be the most inept chucklenuts in the industry. So, I have my doubts about this being more than a reskin.