Page 52 of 59

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:15 pm
by Frank
Oh wow I've just tried to redeem my third year and it says I've reached the limit of how far I can extend a subscription :slol: Awkward

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:24 am
by kazanova_Frankenstein
Can anyone tell me if save data is retained on your Xbox for a Game Pass game if you delete it from your library? I did not have Gold at the time so there would be no cloud save (i assume this is a thing on Xbox still), but i wonder if it would still be held locally? Thinking of going back to Exodus but on an easier difficulty mode as i was stuck on a stealth bit (stealth, the absolute bane of my life).

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:53 am
by BID0
I think the save file is separate if you go to manage game. You can delete that with or without the game. Same goes for any individual DLC. Unlike PlayStation it's all separate.

I'm not 100% sure about cloud saves requiring Gold anymore. I usually pay a game until I've finished it and if I like it it stays, or if I'm done with it then I'll delete it and never go back to it.

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:03 am
by kazanova_Frankenstein
BID0 wrote:I think the save file is separate if you go to manage game. You can delete that with or without the game. Same goes for any individual DLC. Unlike PlayStation it's all separate.

I'm not 100% sure about cloud saves requiring Gold anymore. I usually pay a game until I've finished it and if I like it it stays, or if I'm done with it then I'll delete it and never go back to it.


Thanks. Hmmm, all the games i have deleted have only had one file visible to me. The prompt is "uninstall" rather than "delete" IIRC, so possibly the save data is squirreled away somewhere. Guess there is only one way to find out....

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:13 am
by Monkey Man
You just need an Xbox Live account for pretty much unlimited Cloud saves (every game you download comes with an unknown amount of cloud storage), Gold isn't required. You can delete your saves from your hard drive or both your hard drive/cloud if you wish.

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:15 am
by kazanova_Frankenstein
Guess i'm ok then as i have not specified the deletion of saves. Also i would of been on a non gold account at this time so i should be ok either way.
Thanks for the confirmation

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:19 pm
by TonyDA
Can I ask for some advice about which Xbox One to buy please?

I already have a PS4 Pro and a backlog of games which should mean I don’t even entertain the thought of buying any other gaming device.

However, the Game Pass idea really appeals, and I want to play some of the exclusives that are currently on it (as well as a lot of the multi format games I haven’t played). I’m thinking that if I buy a console and some form of live/Game Pass/Ultimate, then that’s my purchases over. I doubt I’ll have time to need to buy any Xbox games.

So I’m torn between the cheapest model possible (appears to be the Digital version at £169) and a One X ( I have a 4K TV and noticed the PS4 upgrade).

Any thoughts on which to go for. Is the X upgrade worth another £200?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:37 pm
by BID0
I'd stick to the digital model if you really are only going to use gamepass. The X would give you the option of a 4K bluray player however so if that's something you'd use sometimes it's probably worth the extra £££

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:52 pm
by kazanova_Frankenstein
I went with the X as I don't want to miss out on the best possible experience, coupled with the fact there are a few big hits on Game Pass that are X enhanced. But either way it's a great investment, Game Pass is the best thing in gaming for me in my 35 ish years of gaming. Phenomenal value.

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:15 pm
by TonyDA
Thanks both. Just bought the All Digital console. As much as I wanted the full experience, I couldn’t justify the extra money - although I’ll put some of that towards a couple of year’s Live. And hope the £1 upgrade to Ultimate works!

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:17 pm
by Garth
I went with the All Digital console too, with next gen coming in just over a year I can put the extra cash towards a Nextbox instead of the X and bring the games over with me.

TonyDA wrote:And hope the £1 upgrade to Ultimate works!

It does!

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:29 pm
by TonyDA
Garth wrote:I went with the All Digital console too, with next gen coming in just over a year I can put the extra cash towards a Nextbox instead of the X and bring the games over with me.

TonyDA wrote:And hope the £1 upgrade to Ultimate works!

It does!


Can I just check I have this right?

Set up a gamer tag etc on the console. Then add a live subscription (up to three years), then pay the £1 upgrade and it automatically adds Game Pass for however many years of live you’ve added?

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:34 pm
by Garth
TonyDA wrote:
Garth wrote:I went with the All Digital console too, with next gen coming in just over a year I can put the extra cash towards a Nextbox instead of the X and bring the games over with me.

TonyDA wrote:And hope the £1 upgrade to Ultimate works!

It does!


Can I just check I have this right?

Set up a gamer tag etc on the console. Then add a live subscription (up to three years), then pay the £1 upgrade and it automatically adds Game Pass for however many years of live you’ve added?

Yep that's how it works! It converts to 3 years of Game Pass Ultimate, which is Game Pass Xbox, Game Pass PC and Xbox Live Gold all in one. So you'll still be able to get the Games with Gold each month too.

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:35 pm
by kazanova_Frankenstein
It works gloriously. The reassurance of having 3 years of Game Pass makes me feel very very happy.

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:49 pm
by more heat than light
Worth pointing out that the £1 offer ends 30th June.

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:05 pm
by TonyDA
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:It works gloriously. The reassurance of having 3 years of Game Pass makes me feel very very happy.


It does indeed! Now everything I want to play just has to stay on there for three years!

Thanks for the help guys, appreciated.

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:21 pm
by kazanova_Frankenstein
TonyDA wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:It works gloriously. The reassurance of having 3 years of Game Pass makes me feel very very happy.


It does indeed! Now everything I want to play just has to stay on there for three years!

Thanks for the help guys, appreciated.

Yeah, my biggest concern is that the service goes to gooseberry fool. But to be honest I feel like I have had my money's worth already, and I have only had my membership about 4 months.

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:37 pm
by TonyDA
I’ve downloaded 31 games to my 1TB One S and still have a bit of space left. Incredible value and I feel more compelled to try games I’ve previously been on the fence about with the PS4 (Vampyr, Hellblade, Observer) - and that’s before Forza Horizon 4, Gears 4 and Halo.

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:23 pm
by Peter Crisp
I think with all the developers Microsoft have bought we should be at least confident of a decent service for the next 4 or 5 years at least as that gives them time to develop 1 game each starting now.

Re: Xbox Chat - Rivals of Aether & Earth Defense Force 2017 now free with Gold.

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:54 pm
by SerialCeler
Question: How do I access the free DLC for the original Xbox BC titles (I have them on disc).

Does it just start to download if I pop the disc in?