Xbox Chat - Friday the 13th & Ninja Gaiden 3 now free with Gold

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Hitman Season One & Earth Defense 2025 now free with Gold.
by Monkey Man » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:57 am

Select October Update Features Rolling Out to Insiders

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Wish List Notifications
We’re so happy to see everyone enjoying the Wish List feature on the Microsoft Store! The October update is adding more to this feature, starting with notifications that alert users when an item in their Wish List has a price discount. We know how exciting it is when a game you want goes on sale. The new Wish List notifications will make sure you never miss a great deal.


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Mixer Viewing Improvements
Mixer and Xbox One are integrating further with the 1910 update. We’ve built a full Mixer viewing experience right into the dashboard, with a focus on speed and simplicity. Viewers will no longer have to navigate to a separate app to enjoy their favorite streamers. Getting to the Mixer content you want to watch has never been easier!

Recent Players Improvements
We listened to your feedback regarding the popular Recent Players feature, and its frequent use with large-scale multiplayer games. We’ve made significant improvements to the Recent Players experience. The service is now more reliable and allows you to connect with other gamers instantly. You can now more quickly and easily engage with your Recent Players, whether you are sending a message, inviting players to a party, or adding them to your Friends List.

More Flexible Capture Settings
We heard your feedback on wanting more control over your game capture experience. The “Allow game captures” setting now has multiple options, giving you a choice of what types of captures can be taken. You may now select between ‘”Captures by me,” “Captures by me or games,” or “Don’t capture.”

Recommend a Game Pass Title
In 2017, we announced Xbox Game Pass. Since that time, we’ve seen an incredible turnout of users joining the service that brings you unlimited access to over 100 titles and counting! If you’ve ever found yourself recommending these spectacular games to your friends, with the 1910 update, Game Pass users will have the option to do so directly from their Xbox One console. Discover your next favorite game and bring your friends along for the ride in October.

Under-the-Hood Game Update Improvements
With 1910, players can jump into their favorite games even faster! We’ve added improvements, based on your feedback, to background game updates, resulting in players encountering the “update required” screen less frequently upon launching a title.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/09/05/ ... 10-update/

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Hitman Season One & Earth Defense 2025 now free with Gold.
by KK » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:20 am

Wish List Notifications
We’re so happy to see everyone enjoying the Wish List feature on the Microsoft Store! The October update is adding more to this feature, starting with notifications that alert users when an item in their Wish List has a price discount. We know how exciting it is when a game you want goes on sale. The new Wish List notifications will make sure you never miss a great deal.

Great addition this.

Under-the-Hood Game Update Improvements
With 1910, players can jump into their favorite games even faster! We’ve added improvements, based on your feedback, to background game updates, resulting in players encountering the “update required” screen less frequently upon launching a title.

And this. Right royal pain in the arse all these update messages, irrespective of console.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Hitman Season One & Earth Defense 2025 now free with Gold.
by rinks » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:45 pm

Just went to get the latest GWG, and I seem to already own Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Is it a rare repeat? I know I didn’t buy it!

EDIT: It was an E3 giveaway in 2016.
EDIT2: And The XB1 offering is a £4 game. Woo. Spoilt.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by Photek » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:51 am

All the Final Fantasy games are on sale, just picked up FF XII the Zodiac Age (60fps on X1X) and FF IX (9) because it was €14 and although X/X-2 HD was also on sale, I can't stand how the main protagonist looks. :shifty:

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by KK » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:44 pm

A single mum has already ‘cancelled Christmas’ after her son racked up more than £3,000 buying XBox games on her credit card.

Martine Berriedale-Johnson, 40, had treated Leon, eight, to a £4.99 add-on for a game one time, but didn’t realise her card information had saved.

She then was stunned to receive her monthly credit statement and discover he had spent £3,120 over a three-week period.

The mum-of-two said her bill usually comes to £30 a month and is not able to pay the amount off.

Martine said: ‘I’m a single mum and I already struggle to put food on the table. I’m always really careful with my finances. I just don’t know how I’m going to pay this bill.’

She then added: ‘I’ve told the boys Christmas is cancelled and that they’re not getting any toys. I don’t even know if I’ll be able to afford Christmas dinner after this.’

Martine, a full-time mum, says Leon wasn’t asked to enter the card’s security number every time he made a purchase online.

On August 16, he made 19 purchases that came to the whopping total of £978.81, while two days later he made seven more purchases, including one for £199.99.

Microsoft have a 14-day window for refunds, but as most of his purchases were three weeks ago, Martine was worried she wouldn’t get the money back.

However the company say they have since given her a full refund.

A spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘Family settings and tools enable parents to block their children from making online purchases.

‘We review all reports, and in cases where we our investigation confirms that purchases were made by a minor without parental permission, we may decide that a one-time refund is appropriate.

‘On this occasion, the customer has been fully refunded.’

https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/17/boy-rack ... -10756267/

I wonder if Sony and Nintendo would have been this accommodating...

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by Moggy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:31 pm

Microsoft have given a full refund but she’s already cancelled Christmas?

When he was 2 my son accidentally bought a movie on an Amazon Fire stick. Rather than running to the papers I realised it was my own damn fault and changed the settings to stop it happening again.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by rinks » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:50 pm

Did it cost you £3000?

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by Moggy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:55 pm

rinks wrote:Did it cost you £3000?


No. It didn’t cost her £3000 either as it was refunded.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by rinks » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:03 pm

Sounds like she’s the winner then.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by Moggy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:04 pm

She’s not the winner, she’s not having Christmas.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by rinks » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:17 pm

Sounds brilliant. I’d marry her.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by KK » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:25 pm

Something else to get excited about...

Xbox wrote:Operation Cosmic Rescue - Earn a Free Month of Xbox Game Pass

Earn galactic rewards with a new Microsoft Rewards Challenge. Lift Off October 1 2019 - so equip your tracking devices today! Prepare your smartphone, Xbox One, and computer for deep space exploration. Conquer all ten missions by October 31st to earn your exclusive rewards.

Save Your Robot sidekick to earn one free month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate; 2X Bing Mobile search points for one month; and an entry to the exclusive Xbox Galactic Giveaway Sweepstakes, with prize valued at more than £6,000!

Rescue your robot and blast off with these three rewards:

1. One Free month of Xbox Live Ultimate
2. 2X Bing mobile search points
3. Competition Entry

1 Lucky winner will also blast off with a pair of UBTECH Alpha 1 Pro Robots, best in class Alienware Aurora Gaming Desktop with Samsung 49" CHG90 QLED Dual Gaming Monitor and 2 whole years of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Mission 1: Any Tracking Device - Simply log in and visit the promotional page. Easy!
Mission 2: Computer or Smartphone - Using your computer, tablet or smartphone, visit your Rewards page to complete at least three daily sets.
Mission 3: Smartphone - Use your smartphone to complete 20 searches on Bing each week for three weeks between October 1 and 29th - using either the mobile browser or the Bing app.
Mission 4: Any tracking device - Earn 500 points on any device between October 1 and 31st - try taking quizzes, clicking through Microsoft Rewards emails, or completing offers on the Microsoft Rewards App on your Xbox One console. You can track progress by coming back to visit the challenge punch card.

See the rest of the missions on your Microsoft Rewards account today!

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by rinks » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:10 pm

So we’re just performing monkeys now. They dangle a carrot and we jump through their gamified hoops.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by KK » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:16 pm

The Xbox dash really is so damn buggy and slow. Currently trying to load up the Microsoft Rewards app after watching a film and it locks up every time on the medal screen. After about 30 seconds it then boots me back to the home screen.

The sound muffling/popping sporadically (less than a second) when you initially load up an app is amateur hour as well.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by Monkey Man » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:44 pm


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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by Photek » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:47 pm

KK wrote:The Xbox dash really is so damn buggy and slow. Currently trying to load up the Microsoft Rewards app after watching a film and it locks up every time on the medal screen. After about 30 seconds it then boots me back to the home screen.

The sound muffling/popping sporadically (less than a second) when you initially load up an app is amateur hour as well.

Restart your console, also, if you're part of the preview program best get out.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by rinks » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:49 pm

Monkey Man wrote:



Yeah, I’ll just use my remote control, thanks.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by more heat than light » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:03 pm



I'm actually ok with this.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - We Were Here & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now free with Gold.
by DarkRula » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:55 pm

Bolt's a good tie-in game, I seem to recall. Or at least on the same level as Toy Story 3 became. Maybe. I'll have to look.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - October Games with Gold announced (p57).
by kerr9000 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:45 pm

Already own Friday the 13th, its quiet enjoyable, happy about Gaiden 3

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