Gaming Xbox Series X and S (Consoles)

Vidyoyo

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So let me get this straight...

Microsoft pays for games to go up on Gamepass whereas Sony pays for games not to go up on it, but also not for it to go on their own equivalent.

Truly a company of the people :houllier:
 
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Wow what a bunch of rotten cnuts. Supporting Sony is like supporting the Super League. Have a fecking word with yourselves.
 

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What do people think of pro controllers, worth the cash? Most of them are very expensive, and all of them seem to break pretty easily too.
 

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What do people think of pro controllers, worth the cash? Most of them are very expensive, and all of them seem to break pretty easily too.
I've never understood the point of them unless you've got money to burn and play very seriously online.
 

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What do people think of pro controllers, worth the cash? Most of them are very expensive, and all of them seem to break pretty easily too.
The Elite? They're great. Whether they're worth the cash is another matter. I got mine for less than the usual and have played a lot since first lockdown so feel I've got my moneys worth. If I was only playing as much as I was pre-lockdown it definitely wouldn't be worth bothering.

I've only really used the features on it for cod though, which I've hammered with it being so social. That you can crouch/slide/jump/reload without moving from the right analogue stick is pretty big.

Scuffs look good too but sounds like they have a lot of issues. I think some runs of the Elites have issues and some less so. MS warranty is super easy to deal with though.
 

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I can't say that I play very seriously, but I do enjoy taking advantage of whatever I can to make me less shit. I've always played bumper jumper tactical, which is essentially trying to emulate the concept of not having to move from the right analog stick. The Elite would probably be top of my list, although I've also read a lot of bad stuff about the QC issues. Most of the other ones are wired, which wouldn't suit me as much. @VeevaVee did you get it on sale? MS aren't great usually for getting stuff like that at a decent price.
 

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Free To Play games now Free To Play on Xbox:

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/04/21/online-multiplayer-free-to-play-games-unlocked/

  • 3on3 FreeStyle
  • Aegis Wing
  • APB Reloaded
  • Apex Legends
  • Armored Warfare
  • Battle Ages
  • Battle Islands
  • Battle Islands: Commanders
  • Bless Unleashed
  • Brawlhalla
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Crackdown
  • Crackdown 2
  • Crimson Alliance
  • Crossout
  • CRSED: F.O.A.D.
  • Darwin Project
  • Dauntless
  • DC Universe Online
  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Core Fighters
  • Dead or Alive 6: Core Fighters
  • Defiance 2050
  • Destiny 2
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Dungeon Defenders II
  • Enlisted
  • Eternal Card Game
  • Family Game Night
  • Fishing Planet
  • Fortnite
  • Galaxy Control: Arena
  • Gems of War
  • Happy Wars
  • Harm’s Way
  • Hawken
  • Hyper Scape
  • Killer Instinct
  • Korgan
  • Minion Masters
  • Neverwinter
  • Outriders (Demo)
  • Paladins
  • Path of Exile
  • Phantasy Star Online 2
  • Phantom Dust
  • Pinball FX2
  • Prominence Poker
  • Realm Royale
  • Rec Room
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2
  • ROBLOX
  • Rocket League
  • Rogue Company
  • Skyforge
  • SMITE
  • Spacelords
  • Spellbreak
  • Star Trek Online
  • Techwars Global Conflict
  • TERA
  • The Four Kings Casino and Slots
  • Too Human
  • Trove
  • Vigor
  • War Thunder
  • Warface
  • Warframe
  • World of Tanks
  • World of Warships: Legends
  • Yaris
 

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@afrocentricity when do we think we’ll see some news gameplay footage?
 

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Imagine giving away games for a console released 15 years ago :lol:
 

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Literally no one with an Xbox pays attention to Game with Gold. Gold is for playing online. I might claim Tropico 4 though.
 

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Literally no one with an Xbox pays attention to Game with Gold. Gold is for playing online. I might claim Tropico 4 though.
Why not claim all? They're free and even if you're not interested in the particular game there might come a time you appreciate having it there.
 

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Why not claim all? They're free and even if you're not interested in the particular game there might come a time you appreciate having it there.
True, but probs unlikely. Lego games are meant to be decent though aren't they?
 

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I claim every 360 game because it's for keeps. If you follow the right subreddits you can get the other games hosted in other countries as well.

As for the poster laughing at releasing free games for a console '15 years old'. Pathetic specimen.
 

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I claim every 360 game because it's for keeps. If you follow the right subreddits you can get the other games hosted in other countries as well.

As for the poster laughing at releasing free games for a console '15 years old'. Pathetic specimen.
Great post and bang on. What a sorry little man
 

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I claim every 360 game because it's for keeps. If you follow the right subreddits you can get the other games hosted in other countries as well.

As for the poster laughing at releasing free games for a console '15 years old'. Pathetic specimen.
Pathetic specimen reminded me of Hojo from FFVII :lol:
 

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Hopefully the Kojima bloke revives the Silent Hill series if he’s doing a survival/horror theme game. That’s a classic!
 

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New Game Pass games coming soon:



Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Console and PC) – May 4
A block-building RPG set in a fantasy land threatened by an evil cult. Explore, battle, create, and harvest in the charming single-player campaign or build big projects in the online sandbox mode for up to 4-players. This version includes: Hotto Stuff Pack, Modernist Pack, Aquarium Pack, Designer’s Sunglasses, Historic Headwear, Dragonlord’s Throne, and more!

FIFA 21 (Console and PC) EA Play – May 6
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC members can hit the pitch and get great rewards when FIFA 21 is added to The Play List with EA Play, including a fresh EA Play Volta Squad Boost and FUT Season XP Boost.

Outlast 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – May 6
Sequel to the acclaimed survival horror game Outlast, set within the same universe as the first game, but with different characters and a different setting, Outlast 2 is a twisted new journey into the depths of the human mind and its dark secrets.

Steep (Cloud and Console) – May 6
Ride a massive open world across the Alps, where the powder is always fresh, and the run never ends. Tame the wilderness on the American continent in Alaska, a new region filled with challenges. The mountain is yours to explore. So, strap in, suit up, and drop in.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Console and PC) – May 13
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster brings the timeless classics forward to the current generation of fans, old and new alike. Fully immerse yourself in the World of Spira as you enjoy over 100 combined hours of gameplay across the two classic titles.

Just Cause 4: Reloaded (Cloud, Console, and PC) – May 13
Just Cause 4 Reloaded delivers an expansive and explosive experience with new weapons, vehicles, and gear included! Soar through the skies at high speeds using the Skystriker Weaponized Wingsuit or cruise the roads of Solís using the Deathstalker Scorpion Muscle Car.

Psychonauts (Cloud, Console, and PC) – May 13
A psychic adventure from the mind of Tim Schafer. Psychonauts follows the story of a young psychic named Razputin. Explore the fantastic realm of the inner mind – Join the Psychonauts!

Red Dead Online (Cloud and Console) – May 13
Join millions of fellow players in Red Dead Online, now packed with years’ worth of new features, gameplay, and additional enhancements. Step into a vibrant, ever-evolving world and experience life across frontier America. Forge your own path as you chase down bounties, battle outlaw gangs and other players; hunt, fish and trade, search for exotic treasures, run Moonshine, and much more to discover in a world of astounding depth and detail.

Remnant: From the Ashes (PC) – May 13
The world has been thrown into chaos by an ancient evil from another dimension. As one of the last remnants of humanity, you must set out alone or alongside up to two other survivors to face down hordes of deadly enemies to try to carve a foothold, rebuild, and retake what was lost.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks

Get ready, because we have a huge batch of Perks set to launch tomorrow on May 4. Claim them in the Perks gallery before they’re gone!

NBA 2K21: MyTEAM Bundle – Available May 4
Assemble your Dream Team and dominate the court with this MyTEAM bundle. Ultimate members can run with two free packs, ball out with 5,000 MyTEAM points, or pull from the logo with cover athlete Damian Lillard’s Series 2 Amethyst card.

Spotify Premium (New Member Only): 4 Months of Ad-free Music – Available May 4
Play all your favorites with access to millions of tracks and podcasts titles. Ultimate members can enjoy ad-free music listening, music + podcast offline downloads, and on-demand listening with Spotify Premium for 4 months. Available for new Spotify Premium members only. Make sure you check with your regions since the terms might be different. For full details, see the offer in the Perks gallery on console, mobile or PC.

Apex Legends: Star Wars Weapon Charms – Available May 4
Show the competition what you’re made of with your new Red Leader and Imperial Ties Weapon Charms, brought to you by EA Play! Equip these to your favorite weapons and battle for glory, fame, and fortune in style.

Leaving May 15

While we wait for these upcoming games to join the Xbox Game Pass library, it’s time to reshuffle your backlog before the games below leave. Remember to use your membership discount to save up to 20% to keep these games in your library!

  • Alan Wake (Console and PC)
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 (PC)
  • Dungeon of the Endless (Cloud, Console and PC)
  • Final Fantasy IX (Console and PC)
  • Hotline Miami (PC)
  • Plebby Quest: The Crusades (PC)
 

Vidyoyo

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I saw they're taking a whole bunch of Fifa games and FF9 away so assumed they'd be putting more up.

Unfortunately I hate FIFA and already beat FFX (it's decent and X-2 is garbage).

I'm loathe to complain though as I have at least 20 games to beat. Just finished Halo ODST.
 

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Anyone else purchased Dev Mode on their Xbox Series S/X and using Retroarch?
It's incredible to have so many generations of gaming available on one console
 

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Anyone else purchased Dev Mode on their Xbox Series S/X and using Retroarch?
It's incredible to have so many generations of gaming available on one console
Not yet, simply because of all the games I already have to play. I found a few guides online and it looks a breeze to set up.

What are you playing?
 

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Not yet, simply because of all the games I already have to play. I found a few guides online and it looks a breeze to set up.

What are you playing?
I’m currently in the process of creating playlists for as many retro consoles and systems as possible. So far I have every system running from the early coin-ops, colecovision, Atari 2600 etc up to Sega Dreamcast, PSP and PlayStation. Next on the list is Gamecube and Wii.

The menu system is not too bad when you get used to it. I’m used to retro gaming on a CRT but the shaders you can run on a flatscreen are actually very nice. And there are tons of options for different controllers.

I’m seriously considering building some kind of living-room friendly (ie wife friendly) arcade cabinet to house this thing - it’s an emulation beast!