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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, The Quarry, Lightyear Frontier, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out no
by more heat than light » Sat Mar 30, 2024 6:21 pm

Thought it was a bit bland myself but it has a lot of fans.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, The Quarry, Lightyear Frontier, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out no
by Peter Crisp » Mon Apr 01, 2024 3:46 pm

I'm enjoying Evil West.
It's a solid 8/10 type game which is perfect for gamepass

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, The Quarry, Lightyear Frontier, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out no
by Cuttooth » Mon Apr 01, 2024 6:38 pm

Thought I'd give Diablo IV a go but of course it requiring the Battle.net launcher means it's now impossible to play via my longstanding Xbox account, since my Game Pass subscription is set up via a separate Microsoft account and the Xbox app automatically linked the non-paying account to Battle.net, as that's the account I actually use to play with. It's not something that I can correct for a full 365 days!

I had the same issue with EA Play and in the end I had to create a new EA account just for Game Pass/EA Play games. I really don't think I can be bothered to do the same just for Diablo.

This is surely a routine issue for families where a parent has set up a Game Pass subscription for their child isn't it? It's really annoying!

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, The Quarry, Lightyear Frontier, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out no
by Poser » Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:37 pm

Cuttooth wrote:Thought I'd give Diablo IV a go but of course it requiring the Battle.net launcher means it's now impossible to play via my longstanding Xbox account, since my Game Pass subscription is set up via a separate Microsoft account and the Xbox app automatically linked the non-paying account to Battle.net, as that's the account I actually use to play with. It's not something that I can correct for a full 365 days!

I had the same issue with EA Play and in the end I had to create a new EA account just for Game Pass/EA Play games. I really don't think I can be bothered to do the same just for Diablo.

This is surely a routine issue for families where a parent has set up a Game Pass subscription for their child isn't it? It's really annoying!


I've not had quite the same issue as I'm new to Gamepass, but holy strawberry float Battle.net is a glitchy, crashing demanding mess.

I've actually quite enjoyed what I've managed to play of Diablo so far, but I've had to reinstall Battle.net, and therefore the entire game, twice already. What an absolute state. If it strawberry floats up again I'm deleting it forever.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, The Quarry, Lightyear Frontier, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out no
by Poser » Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:37 pm

Cuttooth wrote:Thought I'd give Diablo IV a go but of course it requiring the Battle.net launcher means it's now impossible to play via my longstanding Xbox account, since my Game Pass subscription is set up via a separate Microsoft account and the Xbox app automatically linked the non-paying account to Battle.net, as that's the account I actually use to play with. It's not something that I can correct for a full 365 days!

I had the same issue with EA Play and in the end I had to create a new EA account just for Game Pass/EA Play games. I really don't think I can be bothered to do the same just for Diablo.

This is surely a routine issue for families where a parent has set up a Game Pass subscription for their child isn't it? It's really annoying!


I've not had quite the same issue as I'm new to Gamepass, but holy strawberry float Battle.net is a glitchy, crashing demanding mess.

I've actually quite enjoyed what I've managed to play of Diablo so far, but I've had to reinstall Battle.net, and therefore the entire game, twice already. What an absolute state. If it strawberry floats up again I'm deleting it forever.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, The Quarry, Lightyear Frontier, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out no
by BOR » Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:53 pm

more heat than light wrote:Thought it was a bit bland myself but it has a lot of fans.

I finished it.

It was okay and I see why you thought it was a bit bland.

Visually it was pretty though.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, The Quarry, Lightyear Frontier, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out no
by Monkey Man » Tue Apr 02, 2024 2:12 pm

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Available Today

Superhot: Mind Control Delete (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Returning to the Game Pass library today, Superhot: Mind Control Delete gives you more insight into the signature power fantasy world of Superhot with more story, more signature gameplay, more action, more guns. Keep dancing the slow-motion ballet of destruction for much longer than ever before.

Coming Soon

LEGO 2K Drive (Cloud and Console) – April 3
Welcome to Bricklandia, home of a massive open-world LEGO driving adventure. Race anywhere, play with anyone, build your dream rides, and defeat a cast of wild racing rivals for the coveted Sky Trophy!

Lil Gator Game (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 4
Who wouldn’t want to be an adorable Lil Gator? Embark on a cute “lil” quest, discovering new friends, and uncovering everything its island has to offer. Climb, swim, glide, and slide your way into the hearts of the many different characters you meet along the way in this adorable open-world adventure!

EA Sports PGA Tour (Cloud, PC, Xbox Series X|S) EA Play – April 4
EA Sports PGA Tour is coming to The Play List with PC Game Pass and Ultimate via EA Play. Become a Major champion, tee off on the Par 3 Course at Augusta National, along with three new 2024 Major host courses.

Kona (Cloud and Console) – April 9
Another game is making a return to the Game Pass library! A strange blizzard ravages Atamipek Lake. Step into the shoes of a detective to explore the eerie village, investigate surreal events, and battle the elements to survive in this chilly, interactive tale you won’t soon forget.

Botany Manor (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) – April 9
Available on day one with Game Pass! Explore the historic manor home of retired botanist Arabella Greene, who has amassed a collection of rare, long-forgotten flora that require special conditions to help them bloom. Unlock new seeds, look for clues in the items scattered around the residence, and solve each gardening puzzle to revive these plants.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 11
Experience the final chapter of Lara’s origin as she is forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be. Combining the base game, all seven DLC challenge tombs, as well as all downloadable weapons, outfits, and skills, Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is the ultimate way to experience Lara’s defining moment.

Harold Halibut (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) – April 16
Available on day one with Game Pass! Harold Halibut is a handmade narrative game about friendship and life on a city-sized spaceship submerged in an alien ocean. Join Harold as he explores a vibrant retro-future world in his quest to find the true meaning of ‘home’. You can learn more about Harold Halibut in Xbox Wire’s recent hands-on preview here.

Leaving April 15

Make sure you give the following games a proper farewell before they leave the Game Pass library. As always, you can save up to 20% off your purchase to keep them in your library.

Amnesia Collection (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Amnesia: Rebirth (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Back 4 Blood (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Phantom Abyss (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Research and Destroy (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Soma (Cloud, Console, and PC)

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2024/04/02/ ... 24-wave-1/

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, The Quarry, Lightyear Frontier, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out no
by rinks » Tue Apr 02, 2024 2:39 pm

Bit rubbish that Phantom Abyss is going. I know it's been available for ages, but it only left early access in January.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, The Quarry, Lightyear Frontier, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out no
by Photek » Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:21 pm

Dreadful, to be fair they’ve been pretty good this year so far.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, The Quarry, Lightyear Frontier, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out no
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:04 pm

Harry Haddock looks great, and that Botany Manor sounds intriguing, if a little like an off brand Strange Horticulture.

But yeah, not the most well rounded line up all told. Especially as I have already played 2 of them when they were on GP a few years ago (I think SOTTR was the first "big" Game Pass game I played and completed).

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - LEGO 2K Drive, Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, The Quarry, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out now
by Monkey Man » Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:29 pm

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Botany Manor, LEGO 2K Drive, Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out now
by BOR » Tue Apr 09, 2024 10:13 pm

I tried a bit of Botany Manor and it reminds me of The Witness in some way.

Also, the achievements do not pop up to notify?

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Botany Manor, LEGO 2K Drive, Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out now
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:12 am

Edge 5 for Harold Halibut. Hope it doesn't turn out to be a flop.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Botany Manor, LEGO 2K Drive, Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out now
by rinks » Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:28 am

Botany Manor is excellent. Exactly what I hoped it would be (if a little bit short, by the progress I've made so far). It's kind of a laid-back puzzle/detective thing. Objective is to grow each plant and complete your herbarium book. You have to search the manor for clues about each plant, put the right clues together in the book, then use the clues in practice to actually grow the plant. Very satisfying when it all comes together. It's broken down into sections to make it manageable and stress-free. Love it.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Botany Manor, LEGO 2K Drive, Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out now
by rinks » Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:28 am

BOR wrote:I tried a bit of Botany Manor and it reminds me of The Witness in some way.

Also, the achievements do not pop up to notify?

Achievements have been OK for me.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Botany Manor, LEGO 2K Drive, Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out now
by Victor Mildew » Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:28 am

rinks wrote:Botany Manor is excellent. Exactly what I hoped it would be (if a little bit short, by the progress I've made so far). It's kind of a laid-back puzzle/detective thing. Objective is to grow each plant and complete your herbarium book. You have to search the manor for clues about each plant, put the right clues together in the book, then use the clues in practice to actually grow the plant. Very satisfying when it all comes together. It's broken down into sections to make it manageable and stress-free. Love it.


Played a bit last night, quite enjoyed it.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Botany Manor, LEGO 2K Drive, Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out now
by Photek » Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:10 am

rinks wrote:Botany Manor is excellent. Exactly what I hoped it would be (if a little bit short, by the progress I've made so far). It's kind of a laid-back puzzle/detective thing. Objective is to grow each plant and complete your herbarium book. You have to search the manor for clues about each plant, put the right clues together in the book, then use the clues in practice to actually grow the plant. Very satisfying when it all comes together. It's broken down into sections to make it manageable and stress-free. Love it.


Glad people are enjoying it, but what you've described is exactly the type of game I don't get along with.

New Game drops for next 2 weeks should be announced at 2pm today.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Botany Manor, LEGO 2K Drive, Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out now
by rinks » Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:59 am

Completed the fourth chapter (of five) last night. It's brilliant. Some really nice puzzling (without being too obscure). Favourite moment so far was finding, and then later realising the relevance of, the rusty pig!

The volume of clues is initially a bit overwhelming; then they slot into place for certain plants, narrowing down the field for the others - very neat.

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by Victor Mildew » Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:03 am

rinks wrote:Completed the fourth chapter (of five) last night. It's brilliant. Some really nice puzzling (without being too obscure). Favourite moment so far was finding, and then later realising the relevance of, the rusty pig!

The volume of clues is initially a bit overwhelming; then they slot into place for certain plants, narrowing down the field for the others - very neat.


I think I've just started chapter 4 having done the wind tower flower.

Only real criticism I have is you can't re read clues from.yoir clue book. It's all very well assigning them to a flower but if I want to work out how to make it bloom then I have to look up where that clue came from in the description, then walk to find it again.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Botany Manor, LEGO 2K Drive, Diablo 4, Hot Wheels 2, Evil West, Control:UE, Dead Island 2 out now
by rinks » Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:08 am

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rinks wrote:Completed the fourth chapter (of five) last night. It's brilliant. Some really nice puzzling (without being too obscure). Favourite moment so far was finding, and then later realising the relevance of, the rusty pig!

The volume of clues is initially a bit overwhelming; then they slot into place for certain plants, narrowing down the field for the others - very neat.


I think I've just started chapter 4 having done the wind tower flower.

Only real criticism I have is you can't re read clues from.yoir clue book. It's all very well assigning them to a flower but if I want to work out how to make it bloom then I have to look up where that clue came from in the description, then walk to find it again.


Yeah, that can be a little annoying. I've started taking screenshots of things I know I'll need to refer back to.


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