Xbox Chat - Portal Knights & MX Unleashed now free with Gold. Battletoads out 20th August. New Store coming.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced. Psychonauts is also currently free.
by Squinty » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:07 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:
Squinty wrote:I will begrudgingly add that even though Meat Circus.


I've seen Meat Circus mentioned before, whats the issue with it?


It's a level near the end of the game which was insanely hard. It's a timed escort mission with tight platforming sections. The game doesn't really have tight enough controls for it to feel all that fair. Plus the difficulty curve was ridiculous in comparison to the rest of the game.

Every time Psychonauts is brought up, I think about it and I get flashbacks. I think it's the angriest a video game has ever made me. I literally threw the disc out my bedroom window, I was that annoyed.

The PC version has apparently made it easier.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced. Psychonauts is also currently free.
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:42 pm

Squinty wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:
Squinty wrote:I will begrudgingly add that even though Meat Circus.


I've seen Meat Circus mentioned before, whats the issue with it?


It's a level near the end of the game which was insanely hard. It's a timed escort mission with tight platforming sections. The game doesn't really have tight enough controls for it to feel all that fair. Plus the difficulty curve was ridiculous in comparison to the rest of the game.

Every time Psychonauts is brought up, I think about it and I get flashbacks. I think it's the angriest a video game has ever made me. I literally threw the disc out my bedroom window, I was that annoyed.

The PC version has apparently made it easier.


:lol:

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by Moggy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:46 pm

Photek wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Photek wrote:I enjoy OG Xbox titles in 4K so not too bad really.

Not sure it’s a shame though, if the Gold Sub model dies that’s a good thing.


I think that the model of being given four games per month, for “free,” to keep, as a subscriber would be a sad thing to lose. Game pass is great, but it is a little maddening when something drops off before you have the chance to finish it, as Wolfenstein did for me.

Only the Original Xbox/360games in gamepass are for 'keeps', you lose access to the X1 games if you're Gold sub lapses.


True, but that's not what Cora meant. It's fine to lose access if you stop paying, it's annoying if they remove something from the service when you're only halfway through.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:02 pm

Moggy wrote:
Photek wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Photek wrote:I enjoy OG Xbox titles in 4K so not too bad really.

Not sure it’s a shame though, if the Gold Sub model dies that’s a good thing.


I think that the model of being given four games per month, for “free,” to keep, as a subscriber would be a sad thing to lose. Game pass is great, but it is a little maddening when something drops off before you have the chance to finish it, as Wolfenstein did for me.

Only the Original Xbox/360games in gamepass are for 'keeps', you lose access to the X1 games if you're Gold sub lapses.


True, but that's not what Cora meant. It's fine to lose access if you stop paying, it's annoying if they remove something from the service when you're only halfway through.


Yes, exactly. And getting the odd “retro” 360 game to keep is not to be sniffed at either!

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by Photek » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:03 pm

Moggy wrote:
Photek wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Photek wrote:I enjoy OG Xbox titles in 4K so not too bad really.

Not sure it’s a shame though, if the Gold Sub model dies that’s a good thing.


I think that the model of being given four games per month, for “free,” to keep, as a subscriber would be a sad thing to lose. Game pass is great, but it is a little maddening when something drops off before you have the chance to finish it, as Wolfenstein did for me.

Only the Original Xbox/360games in gamepass are for 'keeps', you lose access to the X1 games if you're Gold sub lapses.


True, but that's not what Cora meant. It's fine to lose access if you stop paying, it's annoying if they remove something from the service when you're only halfway through.

True, but what I would say is that, with gamepass they are pretty up front about whats leaving, it's shown on app and on the console itself, 2 weeks before it leaves and if do want to buy it's 20% off.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by Moggy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:05 pm

Photek wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Photek wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Photek wrote:I enjoy OG Xbox titles in 4K so not too bad really.

Not sure it’s a shame though, if the Gold Sub model dies that’s a good thing.


I think that the model of being given four games per month, for “free,” to keep, as a subscriber would be a sad thing to lose. Game pass is great, but it is a little maddening when something drops off before you have the chance to finish it, as Wolfenstein did for me.

Only the Original Xbox/360games in gamepass are for 'keeps', you lose access to the X1 games if you're Gold sub lapses.


True, but that's not what Cora meant. It's fine to lose access if you stop paying, it's annoying if they remove something from the service when you're only halfway through.

True, but what I would say is that, with gamepass they are pretty up front about whats leaving, it's shown on app and on the console itself, 2 weeks before it leaves and if do want to buy it's 20% off.


Yes we know MS can do no wrong.

But it's still annoying.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by rinks » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:07 pm

The thing is, you still have to go and look for that information, and happen to look at the right time, too. They know exactly which games we’ve downloaded, so there’s no reason they can’t send customised notifications as soon as each end-date is announced.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:10 pm

Photek wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Photek wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Photek wrote:I enjoy OG Xbox titles in 4K so not too bad really.

Not sure it’s a shame though, if the Gold Sub model dies that’s a good thing.


I think that the model of being given four games per month, for “free,” to keep, as a subscriber would be a sad thing to lose. Game pass is great, but it is a little maddening when something drops off before you have the chance to finish it, as Wolfenstein did for me.

Only the Original Xbox/360games in gamepass are for 'keeps', you lose access to the X1 games if you're Gold sub lapses.


True, but that's not what Cora meant. It's fine to lose access if you stop paying, it's annoying if they remove something from the service when you're only halfway through.

True, but what I would say is that, with gamepass they are pretty up front about whats leaving, it's shown on app and on the console itself, 2 weeks before it leaves and if do want to buy it's 20% off.


That doesn’t make it any less frustrating though. When not under lockdown conditions I’m lucky to have 3-4 hours of gaming time a week, so I’d be lucky to get something finished in two weeks. It’s not a bad system by any means, but it’s nice to be able to take your time and not worry about things being removed.

Of course, while I’ve been in lockdown I’ve played more games in three months than I have in the previous ten years... :slol:

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by Photek » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:25 pm

:lol:

The Xbox Exclusives stay forever so give them a go. I game nightly, 2 big TV's and Sky Q lads!

Currently my daughter watches me playing Final Fantasy 13 a lot, she's treating it like a TV series. :lol:

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced. Psychonauts is also currently free.
by ITSMILNER » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:32 pm

Squinty wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:
Squinty wrote:I will begrudgingly add that even though Meat Circus.


I've seen Meat Circus mentioned before, whats the issue with it?


It's a level near the end of the game which was insanely hard. It's a timed escort mission with tight platforming sections. The game doesn't really have tight enough controls for it to feel all that fair. Plus the difficulty curve was ridiculous in comparison to the rest of the game.

Every time Psychonauts is brought up, I think about it and I get flashbacks. I think it's the angriest a video game has ever made me. I literally threw the disc out my bedroom window, I was that annoyed.

The PC version has apparently made it easier.


:lol: oh god, i'll stay clear of playing the game then, shame they get the patch for PC working on XBO

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced. Psychonauts is also currently free.
by Squinty » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:28 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Squinty wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:
Squinty wrote:I will begrudgingly add that even though Meat Circus.


I've seen Meat Circus mentioned before, whats the issue with it?


It's a level near the end of the game which was insanely hard. It's a timed escort mission with tight platforming sections. The game doesn't really have tight enough controls for it to feel all that fair. Plus the difficulty curve was ridiculous in comparison to the rest of the game.

Every time Psychonauts is brought up, I think about it and I get flashbacks. I think it's the angriest a video game has ever made me. I literally threw the disc out my bedroom window, I was that annoyed.

The PC version has apparently made it easier.


:lol:


Videogame PTSD is a real condition :capnscotty:

I wasn't that old at the time, so I was even more of an idiot than I am now.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by Monkey Man » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:19 pm



Halo MCC been always in the top 10 on Steam since launch as well.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by Somebody Else's Problem » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:12 am

Monkey Man wrote:

Halo MCC been always in the top 10 on Steam since launch as well.


Who'd have thought that if you put games people actually want onto a storefront that people actually use, people would buy those games?

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:34 am

rinks wrote:The thing is, you still have to go and look for that information, and happen to look at the right time, too. They know exactly which games we’ve downloaded, so there’s no reason they can’t send customised notifications as soon as each end-date is announced.


That would be a great feature.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by Photek » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:37 am

Monkey Man wrote:

Halo MCC been always in the top 10 on Steam since launch as well.



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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by Monkey Man » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:07 pm



The Battletoads are back! Join Rash, Zitz and Pimple as they smash, stomp, drill, turbo bike, leap, shoot and generally be toadally awesome in their all-new, action-packed, multi-genre adventure of choreographed chaos! Battletoads launches on Xbox, Windows 10, Xbox Game Pass and Steam on August 20th. Developed by Dlala Studios in partnership with Rare.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by Corazon de Leon » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:23 pm

strawberry float right off with a Battletoads game.

EDIT: That looks absolutely woeful as well.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by Photek » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:30 pm

It's on gamepass so ill give it a whirl...

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by Pedz » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:16 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:strawberry float right off with a Battletoads game.

EDIT: That looks absolutely woeful as well.


Why strawberry float off with a battletoads game? They be good fun. Not watched that trailer. Just curious why you hate Battletoads?

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - August Games with Gold announced.
by Corazon de Leon » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:22 pm

Partly because I’m gooseberry fool at them and partly because they’re just too insanely difficult.

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