Xbox Game Pass - Rain on Your Parade, NHL 21, GTA5 (XB), Zombie Army 4, Outriders, Narita Boy, Octopath Traveler out now

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by Knoyleo » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:32 am

In 3 months with game pass, I've made maybe 500 points, which going by the rewards site gets you strawberry float all.

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by Buffalo » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:37 am

I’m trying hard to be polite but strawberry float it - you weird point chasers sound ridiculously tight, imagine trying to order rounds in a pub or sorting a restaurant bill out with you lot! Who’s got the time for any of that caper? :lol:

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by gamerforever » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:44 am

Buffalo wrote:I’m trying hard to be polite but strawberry float it - you weird point chasers sound ridiculously tight, imagine trying to order rounds in a pub or sorting a restaurant bill out with you lot! Who’s got the time for any of that caper? :lol:


It's literally a quick few button clicks in the morning and most people have the game pass app and play the odd game every day. It's not a big hassle, and keeps the series x as a 'good investment' in my mind.

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by Buffalo » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:46 am

Feel free to laugh at me when you manage to get £50 off a Microsoft tablet or whatever, even if it takes you 27 years to do it ;)

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by gamerforever » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:47 am

Buffalo wrote:Feel free to laugh at me when you manage to get £50 off a Microsoft tablet or whatever, even if it takes you 27 years to do it ;)


Actually, it will take 6 months maximum, possibly less.

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by Knoyleo » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:48 am

Imagine actually weighing up the pittance microsoft toss you for taking part in their psychological manipulation into habit forming behaviour as part of a serious benefit against the outlay of the system cost.

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by Garth » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:45 pm

Buffalo wrote:Feel free to laugh at me when you manage to get £50 off a Microsoft tablet or whatever, even if it takes you 27 years to do it ;)

Already got more than that this year so far :P

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:06 pm

Rewards points over a year can earn about the same as £15K would in most ISAs.....

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by gamerforever » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:25 pm

In all honesty, the less people do it, the less chance there is of Microsoft withdrawing it/ reducing the value further, so yes, it's a waste of time.

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by Robbo-92 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:57 pm

It’s certainly not a waste of time if you’re happy to tick the daily tasks off as you do them as it will rack up over time, but as I said it’s not for everyone and definitely not for me.

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by Jenuall » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:29 pm

I wonder what the Venn diagram for "devoted to completing Microsoft Rewards" and "Have received the Bill Gates 5G COVID vaccine" looks like... :P

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by Knoyleo » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:51 pm

Away from the bizarre world of Microsoft fun bucks, I think I'm going to switch from ultimate game pass back to regular games pass once my current time is up. The streaming to android is nice, but the lag is still noticeable enough to be frustrating over WiFi, and it's also disappointing that progress on the cloud version of a game doesn't seem to carry over to the PC version, or at least not consistently, I'm sure a few games on there must have cross platform cloud saves. I assume it's because the streaming versions are running on a console somewhere and so they're a different version than the PC ones.

Maybe once the in browser streaming goes live, I'll switch back, so I can play them on an ethernet connected PC, and at least do away with the lag, when I want to play something but I'm not fussed about having it on my machine locally.

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:17 pm

Was GTA V coming to Game Pass known or is it news today?

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by Jenuall » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:19 pm

Yeah Android streaming has been fun to play around with and on certain games it's a decent enough way to play, but overall the input lag is still too much of an issue to make me interested in using it in a serious capacity. I'm sure browser support for streaming was coming in "spring" so hopefully we haven't got long to wait to see what the experience is like there.

Not needing to wait to download and install things is definitely a big plus point

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:26 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Was GTA V coming to Game Pass known or is it news today?


Its coming back? Thats good. I had played about 10 hours when it was removed about a year ago.

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:33 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Was GTA V coming to Game Pass known or is it news today?


Its coming back? Thats good. I had played about 10 hours when it was removed about a year ago.

Thursday according to this tweet (and link)

twitter.com/XboxGamePass/status/1379435447709966344


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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:39 pm

Cool, cheers. Zombie Army 4 is being given away everywhere right now!

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by KK » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:40 pm

When I was using the Rewards app on the Xbox it was incredibly easy to rack up the points - especially if you were playing the advertised games. I would earn points just by unlocking achievements. I barely paid anything for GamePass the entire time I was using it.

If you're using Bing search anyway on your phone or PC you're also not doing anything different than you normally would. Well, apart from using Bing over Google...not that I found anything particularly wrong with Bing though, to be fair.

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by Monkey Man » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:54 pm



Grand Theft Auto V (Cloud and Console) – April 8
Zombie Army 4: Dead War (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – April 8
Disneyland Adventures (Cloud) – April 8
Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure (Cloud) – April 8
NHL 21 (Console) EA Play – April 12
Rain on Your Parade (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – April 15
Pathway (PC) ID@Xbox – April 15
MLB The Show 21 (Cloud and Console) – April 20

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Playing games with your friends just got easier with Xbox Game Pass on your console. Within the Game Pass, you’ll see a new section that says Play with Friends when you have people on your friends list playing any of the games in Xbox Game Pass. You’ll be able to either jump right into a joinable multiplayer session or begin installing the games your friends are currently playing!


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by Abacus » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:36 pm

That's a pretty good feature. Designed to hook you into the ecosystem, so it's the one place you and your friends play obvs. It's either evil or darn convenient depending on your point of view.

With MS rewards, it's obvious that's what they're trying to do. I've spent the odd idle few minutes for a lot of days completing these tasks. Probably adding up to a good few hours in total.

It wasn't unenjoyable, and some of them were worth doing, taught me how to use a feature or play a few games I wouldn't have tried otherwise. Then I got bored with it, and just check in quests every now and again.

That said, I think if you've a compulsive personality, it's probably not for you. You could get a paper route instead.


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