Xbox Game Pass - SINNER: Sacrifice for Redemption, observer_, Dead Island, Hello Neighbour & Outlast out now

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 3 XB1 & 22 XB360 titles leave at end of May (p10) Laser League joins
by Photek » Wed May 16, 2018 1:33 pm

KjGarly wrote:So I'm guessing when one leaves that's it you can't even carry on playing it till you purchase it or it hits GWG? Not bothered about Mad Max as it was a PS Plus title and I own it on Steam but just so I know about other Game Pass games I currently have downloaded (ROTTR, Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5)

Microsoft published titles stay for good so I think those 3 are safe.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 3 XB1 & 22 XB360 titles leave at end of May (p10) Laser League joins
by more heat than light » Wed May 16, 2018 2:06 pm

KjGarly wrote:So I'm guessing when one leaves that's it you can't even carry on playing it till you purchase it or it hits GWG? Not bothered about Mad Max as it was a PS Plus title and I own it on Steam but just so I know about other Game Pass games I currently have downloaded (ROTTR, Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5)


Correct. I was nearly at the end of Strider when that was pulled and the game will no longer start up. :x

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 3 XB1 & 22 XB360 titles leave at end of May (p10) Laser League joins
by samoza » Wed May 16, 2018 4:32 pm

I don't mind the games going as we get a bit of time to play them. I look through the list and rinse some for easy achievements. For instance, I started Bound with Blood this week and am happy that I will only want to play it for a week or two as it is a middling action RPG. Just want those 110G achievements for killing 150 creatures (very doable)

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 3 XB1 & 22 XB360 titles leave at end of May (p10) Laser League joins
by Monkey Man » Fri May 18, 2018 11:26 am

Next Up Hero is launching in June on Gamepass. Announced at Inside Xbox show.


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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 3 XB1 & 22 XB360 titles leave at end of May (p10) Laser League joins
by BID0 » Fri May 18, 2018 12:32 pm

They're spoiling us

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 3 XB1 & 22 XB360 titles leave at end of May (p10) Laser League joins
by Monkey Man » Thu May 24, 2018 2:31 pm



Sounds like more to come in June, probably at E3.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 3 XB1 & 22 XB360 titles leave at end of May (p10) Laser League joins
by more heat than light » Thu May 24, 2018 3:10 pm

Well that certainly is a selection of games.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 3 XB1 & 22 XB360 titles leave at end of May (p10) Laser League joins
by samoza » Thu May 24, 2018 3:25 pm

My daughter will love playing the Disney game with me - Winnie the Pooh offering quests!

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 3 XB1 & 22 XB360 titles leave at end of May (p10) Laser League joins
by Peter Crisp » Thu May 24, 2018 3:33 pm

Wasteland 2 is supposed to be really good as well.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 3 XB1 & 22 XB360 titles leave at end of May (p10) Laser League joins
by Peter Crisp » Thu May 24, 2018 3:35 pm


jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 6 titles inc Next Up Hero, Wasteland 2, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 join in June
by Monkey Man » Thu May 24, 2018 9:43 pm

From the June Gamepass article -

And be sure to keep an eye out for more awesome game announcements coming soon.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/05/24/ ... june-2018/

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 6 titles inc Next Up Hero, Wasteland 2, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 join in June
by more heat than light » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:43 am

There are some new games also added today.

Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic (OG Xbox)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (360)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 (360)
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (360)
Battleblock Theater (360)
Alien Hominid (360)
Hydro Thunder (360)

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 13 titles inc Next Up Hero, Wasteland 2 join in June
by Monkey Man » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:56 pm

Xbox Game Pass Has a Remarkable First Year Creating New Opportunities for Gamers and Developers

So, how is Game Pass creating new opportunities for both gamers and developers? In its first year, Xbox Game Pass has proven to be great for both gamers and game developers as an additive means to drive discovery and engagement of games. The freedom to explore and play more great games is changing gaming habits in incredibly positive ways.

After joining Xbox Game Pass, Game Pass members are playing more games than ever before — not only games in the Game Pass catalog, but also other Xbox games outside the catalog. As a result, we’re seeing more active players for games across the board, which is having a notable positive impact for our publishers and developers, including increased sales for games in Xbox Game Pass.

It’s also been exciting to see titles in Xbox Game Pass experience revived gaming communities across a variety of genres and franchises. Games in Xbox Game Pass have a longer tail of engagement, sustain their community and help developers connect with new audiences than before. What’s more, those same community members often go on to then try the next major release from those franchises thanks to being introduced to new genres and content they may not have otherwise explored, simply by having unlimited access through the Xbox Game Pass catalog.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/06/01/ ... niversary/

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 13 titles inc Next Up Hero, Wasteland 2 join in June
by samoza » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:25 pm

A lot of the 360 outings this month have been Games with Gold in the past. In a rare occurance I actually own all 6!

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 13 titles inc Next Up Hero, Wasteland 2 join in June
by Mafro » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:12 pm

Might give KotOR another try. Played it for the first time after Mass Effect to see what all the hype was about and it didn't really do anything for me.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 13 titles inc Next Up Hero, Wasteland 2 join in June
by Monkey Man » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:44 am

6 month Game Pass Code is £23.99 on Amazon (Half Price) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-Game-Mont ... E9DF9VZY86

Only available today. Also here - https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/vid ... s/p/602743

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 13 titles inc Next Up Hero, Wasteland 2 join in June
by Monkey Man » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:46 pm



Xbox Game Pass. The Xbox Game Pass catalog continues to expand, with exciting new blockbuster titles available to members starting today, including Fallout 4, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited and Tom Clancy’s The Division. Microsoft also announced several notable titles launching through the ID@Xbox program that will be coming to Xbox Game Pass this year to coincide with their debut on Xbox One. These include Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Ashen, Afterparty and Phoenix Point, as well as blockbusters from some of our biggest first-party franchises such as Forza Horizon 4, Crackdown 3, Gears 5 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which will release later in 2018 and beyond.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 13 titles inc Next Up Hero, Wasteland 2 join in June
by Mafro » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:48 pm

I think I'll give Elder Scrolls Online a go. Seems okay from what I've seen an heard, and it'll get a bunch of new players starting at the same time thanks to this.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - 13 titles inc Next Up Hero, Wasteland 2 join in June
by Photek » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:48 pm

Gamepass is really suited to ESO and The Division, should get numbers up.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - The Division, Fallout 4 & The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited out today
by Monkey Man » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:13 am

E3 2018: Jump into Games Twice as Fast with FastStart

Here at Xbox, we love to play games just as much as you do, so we understand how frustrating it can be to have to wait to play a game after you start downloading it. And with Xbox Game Pass, there are more reasons than ever to explore the catalog and find your next favorite game. That’s why we’re excited to announce FastStart, a new innovation from our Xbox Platform team that allows you to jump into your games twice as fast and play after downloading just a fraction of it.

Here’s how it works: FastStart identifies which files are needed to begin playing and prioritizes the download of those files first, enabling you to quickly jump into full-fidelity gameplay while the remainder of your title downloads in the background. Simply find the FastStart-enabled title you want to play in our catalog, hit ‘Download’ and your console will take care of the rest. It’s that simple.

Unlike the current “Ready to Start” system, which is manually configured during development, FastStart uses machine learning based on how gamers actually play each game. What’s more, as an Xbox platform-level feature, developers will not be required to do any extra work for their titles to experience the benefits of FastStart. While FastStart does not speed up download times, by identifying which files are needed to begin gameplay and prioritizing the download of those files first, you can expect to jump into your game, on average, twice as fast as you did previously. That means if a game previously took 30 minutes to download and play, you will now be able to begin gameplay after just 15 minutes. In addition, since FastStart takes advantage of machine learning, we will continue to improve our algorithm over time getting players into the fun as soon as possible.

Games will still download based on your local bandwidth, and you’ll need to have an internet connection with at least a 20Mbps download speed to take advantage of FastStart. That minimum speed helps maximize the number of users who can take advantage of FastStart while minimizing the possibility of experiencing gameplay interruptions.

You won’t have to wait long to experience the benefits of FastStart, as it will launch soon as part of the June update. For our initial release, a select number of popular titles will be enabled for FastStart. We’ll begin with English language versions of titles in our Xbox Game Pass catalog and then will expand to more games in more languages over time that are in Xbox Game Pass and on the Xbox platform. For a list of supported titles when FastStart launches and for full details, visit https://aka.ms/FastStartGames and stay tuned to Xbox Wire for more on FastStart.


https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/06/10/ ... faststart/
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