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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by Buffalo » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:16 am

Competitive lawnmower racing is an actual thing. 100% true.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:00 pm

DarkRula wrote:It is indeed. The career unlocks some of the wackier vehicles in the game, such as the lawnmower and busses.


Excellent. I do like a racing game. Between this and Dirt 5 next week its looking like a good couple of weeks of throwaway fun.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by KingK » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:37 pm

Slightly off topic, but I have a question re Microsoft Rewards please.... can these be exchanged for credit on Microsoft store to buy (put towards the cost of) physical stuff such as Surface laptops, headphones etc?

Has anyone done that successfully? If so, is it the ‘Microsoft Gift Card’ I cash in my Rewards for, rather than the Xbox Credit?

So far I’ve got about 66k Rewards so worth about £55 in credit. If I can put towards physical stuff I’ll accrue as many as I can and hopefully get about £100 off a couple of things I’m looking at.

TIA

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:05 pm

I believe you can. I may well do this for those fancy new headphones if they turn out to be good. I think i have £120 worth at the moment (about 144K points).
For your second point i'm not sure i'm afraid. They are always touted as being interchangable, but i'm not sure if thats only in relation to buying digital games on the MS store.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by Rex Kramer » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:17 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
DarkRula wrote:It is indeed. The career unlocks some of the wackier vehicles in the game, such as the lawnmower and busses.


Excellent. I do like a racing game. Between this and Dirt 5 next week its looking like a good couple of weeks of throwaway fun.

Yeah the first stage in junior career is lawnmower wrecking and it's hilarious. Definitely harks back to Demolition Derby on PS1.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by Rex Kramer » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:18 pm

KingK wrote:Slightly off topic, but I have a question re Microsoft Rewards please.... can these be exchanged for credit on Microsoft store to buy (put towards the cost of) physical stuff such as Surface laptops, headphones etc?

Has anyone done that successfully? If so, is it the ‘Microsoft Gift Card’ I cash in my Rewards for, rather than the Xbox Credit?

So far I’ve got about 66k Rewards so worth about £55 in credit. If I can put towards physical stuff I’ll accrue as many as I can and hopefully get about £100 off a couple of things I’m looking at.

TIA

Pretty certain you can exchange for Microsoft store vouchers. Think the exchange rate is the same as xbox ones. Check the rewards website.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by BID0 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:18 pm

Yeh you can. I got a controller and a surface from the website paid with the credit from reward points.

The credit gets added to your wallet in the denomination you redeem.

You can pay for digital or physical in part or full with your wallet balance.

The most important thing though: the gift card balance only lasts 3 months so don't redeem your points if your purchase is way out in the future. Regular gift card balance doesn't expire. You can see if you have any of your wallet expiring by going to your "payment options" area when logged in to your account. You'll see a breakdown of how much credit and when it's expiring.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by KingK » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:18 pm

I’ve tried reading the terms and it wasn’t explicit either way. Not to me anyway. I did see that refunding of points is unlikely and only at MS discretion.

I thought might be worth cashing in the minimum amount of points for a £5 reward and see if that credit was possible to be applied against a hypothetical basket? If so, then I could apply for several £25 vouchers and apply them too.

Unless they restrict how many vouchers can be used of course!

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:25 pm

I think you can use as many as you want. Its like a gift card.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by Somebody Else's Presents » Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:55 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Definitely harks back to Demolition Derby on PS1.


Well that's exactly what I wanted to hear.

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by KingK » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:12 pm

Thx Bido and Rex. We all replied at the same time so I missed seeing your responses until now.

I will continue to accrue what points I can. Impressed Bido managed to get enough to cover a new Surface though! :shock:

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by more heat than light » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:23 pm

Xbox credit and Microsoft Store credit are one and the same. I had £150 saved up, when I pre-ordered the Series X it simply asked me if I wanted to use credit or pay with card.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:48 pm

That’s good to know. Thanks for the confirmation.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by Photek » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:52 am

I love Wreckfest, it’s dumb fun and brilliant.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:46 am

Looking forward to spend my afternoon with it.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by Photek » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:40 pm

I'm playing Wreckfest exclusivley online for maximum madness. We really should have a grcade night on it.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by Bertie » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:02 pm

Wreckfest is pretty good. The car models are awesome. The game is also challenging, pretty tough and handling can be a challenge.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by DarkRula » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:37 pm

Now it's on Gamepass, plenty of people can join in for such. They wouldn't have very competitive cars, but it's all just a bit of fun.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:52 pm

I’m really enjoying it. It actually feels a far more rewarding driving experience than Forza etc. Shunts etc are all part of the race strategy rather than a way of cheesing corners.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wreckfest, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (XB), Code Vein, The Medium, Yakuza 3/4/5, Control out n
by rinks » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:27 pm

Count me in for a Grcade Wreckfest session. I haven’t even downloaded it yet, but it sounds like it will be fun.


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