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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Marooners & Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon now free with Gold.
by NBK » Fri May 10, 2019 12:21 am

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ITSMILNER wrote:So I was going back and forth a while ago about buying an Xbox One X but as we are close to the release of the new systems being announced released and the likelihood good that it will be BC with all XBO games I have decided against it.

What I have done now is re-set up my Xbox One Elite console. I want to play some of the BC stuff they have added plus play Gears 4, Halo 5 and eventually their sequels. My question is, do these run ok on the standard XBO? Am I going to be missing out on a lot by not playing on a XBO X?


They should all run fine they just won't be in 4K. Gears 4/Halo 5 were spot on performance wise on the OG Bone when I'd first played them.


Perfect, I do have a 4K TV but considering how close the new systems it seems silly paying out for the X right now.


Shhhhhh. I'm quite happy having it sitting under my telly again. Although, I hadn't realised just how soon a new one being announced was. Still, Game Pass is something else so it's worth it just for that :)

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Marooners & Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon now free with Gold.
by more heat than light » Fri May 10, 2019 3:38 pm

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is now available on the Beta ring of the Preview Program. As before, any existing Gold and Game Pass subs are added together (to a maximum of three years) so it may be worth adding a few months before you sign up.

I'm now subscribed to Game Pass Ultimate until April 2022. :toot:

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Marooners & Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon now free with Gold.
by rinks » Fri May 10, 2019 4:01 pm

How does it initially handle having different renewal dates for Gold and Game Pass?

EDIT: Sorry, I misunderstood your post, or maybe couldn’t believe it was such a good deal!

Just to be clear:
According to Microsoft, Insiders who upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate from the normal Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass subscriptions will receive all of their remaining subscription time for each, for up to 36 months. So if you have, say, 12 months of Xbox Live Gold left and 12 months of Xbox Game Pass, you will receive credit for 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. That’s quite an incentive, and it makes testing the new service kind of a no-brainer.

https://www.thurrott.com/xbox/xbox-one/ ... in-preview

Yes, I think I’m in!

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by more heat than light » Fri May 10, 2019 4:47 pm

Yup, that's it. If you don't have any kind of sub they do an offer of £1 per month until the service officially launches, which is pretty darn good as well. Of course, I was already stacked pretty long with previous deals, so I took advantage of the combination offer instead.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Marooners & Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon now free with Gold.
by rinks » Fri May 10, 2019 10:49 pm

My Game Pass is paid to the end of this year, but because of the Live price increase I bought an extra 12 months before CDkeys put the price up, so that runs out at the end of next year. So I guess the combined sub deal will mean I’m all paid up until mid-2021. It’s a hell of an offer. Thanks for the heads-up, heaty.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Marooners & Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon now free with Gold.
by more heat than light » Fri May 10, 2019 10:58 pm

rinks wrote:My Game Pass is paid to the end of this year, but because of the Live price increase I bought an extra 12 months before CDkeys put the price up, so that runs out at the end of next year. So I guess the combined sub deal will mean I’m all paid up until mid-2021. It’s a hell of an offer. Thanks for the heads-up, heaty.


No worries. Are you in the preview program?

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Marooners & Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon now free with Gold.
by rinks » Fri May 10, 2019 11:46 pm

more heat than light wrote:
rinks wrote:My Game Pass is paid to the end of this year, but because of the Live price increase I bought an extra 12 months before CDkeys put the price up, so that runs out at the end of next year. So I guess the combined sub deal will mean I’m all paid up until mid-2021. It’s a hell of an offer. Thanks for the heads-up, heaty.


No worries. Are you in the preview program?


Yes, been in for a long time. I haven’t looked for the offer yet. Is it in the Insider app thing?

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Marooners & Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon now free with Gold.
by more heat than light » Sat May 11, 2019 6:26 am

rinks wrote:
more heat than light wrote:
rinks wrote:My Game Pass is paid to the end of this year, but because of the Live price increase I bought an extra 12 months before CDkeys put the price up, so that runs out at the end of next year. So I guess the combined sub deal will mean I’m all paid up until mid-2021. It’s a hell of an offer. Thanks for the heads-up, heaty.


No worries. Are you in the preview program?


Yes, been in for a long time. I haven’t looked for the offer yet. Is it in the Insider app thing?


Yeah, it's pretty well hidden. There's a section where you can help with various betas and technical tests etc. I think it might be called 'insider content' or something like that. It's at the bottom of the page there.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Marooners & Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon now free with Gold.
by rinks » Sat May 11, 2019 1:04 pm

more heat than light wrote:
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more heat than light wrote:
rinks wrote:My Game Pass is paid to the end of this year, but because of the Live price increase I bought an extra 12 months before CDkeys put the price up, so that runs out at the end of next year. So I guess the combined sub deal will mean I’m all paid up until mid-2021. It’s a hell of an offer. Thanks for the heads-up, heaty.


No worries. Are you in the preview program?


Yes, been in for a long time. I haven’t looked for the offer yet. Is it in the Insider app thing?


Yeah, it's pretty well hidden. There's a section where you can help with various betas and technical tests etc. I think it might be called 'insider content' or something like that. It's at the bottom of the page there.


Got it. Cheers. That’s me sorted until September 2021!

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Marooners & Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon now free with Gold.
by Peter Crisp » Sat May 11, 2019 6:43 pm

It's not appearing for me for some reason.

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 One Chat - Marooners & Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon now free with Gold.
by rinks » Sat May 11, 2019 7:48 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:It's not appearing for me for some reason.

You might not be in the beta ring. You have to have given enough feedback on the previews to reach “XP level 5”.

Check here:
Launch the Xbox Insider Hub on your Xbox One console.
On the main landing page, select Insider content.
Under System, select Xbox One Update Preview.
Select Join or Manage.
Choose a Preview ring from the available selections.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Marooners & Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon now free with Gold.
by Peter Crisp » Sat May 11, 2019 10:06 pm

That would be why then. Oh well.

Thanks for the explanation :D .

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 One Chat - Marooners & Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon now free with Gold.
by ITSMILNER » Sat May 11, 2019 10:16 pm

Question RE: Halo Wars

I noticed they have a Definitive edition of the original Halo Wars on XBO. I have the original game on X360, if I put that into the XBO will that either auto upgrade to the definitive release or allow me to get it at a reduced price?

If not, where is the cheapest place to pick up a code for Halo Wars Definitive Edition?

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by Monkey Man » Sat May 11, 2019 11:04 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:Question RE: Halo Wars

I noticed they have a Definitive edition of the original Halo Wars on XBO. I have the original game on X360, if I put that into the XBO will that either auto upgrade to the definitive release or allow me to get it at a reduced price?

If not, where is the cheapest place to pick up a code for Halo Wars Definitive Edition?

They're separate games so no upgrade option.

Halo Wars: DE (and Halo Wars 2) are in Game Pass which is currently £1 for 3 months for people who aren't currently subscribed.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Marooners & Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon now free with Gold.
by rinks » Sat May 11, 2019 11:06 pm

It’s occasionally reduced to half price, but it’s also included in the Ultimate edition of Halo Wars 2, if you were interested in getting that too.

But, yeah, it’s also in Game Pass, if you want to sign up for that.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Marooners & Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon now free with Gold.
by ITSMILNER » Sat May 11, 2019 11:23 pm

Cheers both, forgot about Gamepass (Bought Halo Wars 2 on eBay yesterday for £7.90)

I should give that Gamepass deal a go as I really want to try Sea of Thieves as well.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - The Golf Club 2019 & Comic Jumper now free with Gold.
by kerr9000 » Wed May 15, 2019 3:08 pm

I brought 2 years of gold from cdkeys for just shy of £70 and then signed up to game pass ultimate via the xbox insider thing, I'm now all sorted till April 2022

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - The Golf Club 2019 & Comic Jumper now free with Gold.
by BID0 » Wed May 15, 2019 3:24 pm

You can get 12 months for about £22 worth of Microsoft reward points if anyone needs a top up. Comes as a redeemable code too unlike their wallet credit which is automatically applied to your account and with a 3 month expiry date.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - May Dashboard Update out now. The Golf Club 2019 & Comic Jumper now free with Gold.
by Monkey Man » Thu May 16, 2019 8:57 pm

May 2019 Xbox Update Brings Improvements for Friends List, Messaging and Sorting

Friends list now shows where your friends are playing
We know that your friends play games across many different devices, including Xbox One, Windows 10, and mobile. To make it easier for you to know what, and where, your friends are playing we are making an update to your friends list! With this feature, we are adding unique Xbox One, PC, or mobile icons next to each of your friends in your friends list showing you which device they are currently playing on.

Message Requests
Your messages are getting smarter. Xbox is adding a new Message Requests feature which will prioritize messages from your friends and anyone you want to communicate with while separating out messages from people you don’t know into a secondary message requests tab.

As part of this update, unfortunately all previous group messages will be lost in the transition and will require manual action to archive. If you want to back up any previous group messages, you can copy/paste them from Xbox.com for a limited time. Your messages with individual users will not be impacted. Please go here if you wish to review your messages.

Better Sorting in My Games & Apps
Our team has made it even easier to find the content you’re looking for in My Games & Apps. Articles such as “a,” “an” and “the” will no longer be used to sort titles when using the “Sort A-Z” and “Group by letter” views. For example, “The Witcher” will now be found under “W” instead of “T.” Thanks so much to our Xbox community for helping prioritize this change by voting in our recent “My Games & Apps” Idea Drive, and don’t forget to check the Xbox Idea Hub for other topics to which you can contribute.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/05/16/ ... out-today/

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - May Dashboard Update out now. The Golf Club 2019 & Comic Jumper now free with Gold.
by rinks » Thu May 16, 2019 9:15 pm

Small warning: if any of you go to add Comic Jumper to your collection now it’s in Games With Gold, if you’re also on Game Pass don’t just click “install”. Go through “show price” as usual, or you’ll just be downloading the soon-to-expire Game Pass access.


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