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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - The Technomancer and OG Star Wars Battlefront II now free with Gold.
by tolrag » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:40 pm

jawafour wrote:
Frank wrote:..."changing market conditions"?

I'd imagine that means "our main competitor is charging more and so we want a slice of that pie, too". I *really* dislike this "online subs" thing; prices start out reasonable but, over time, prices rise and features drop. I used to be a multi-format gamer but there's no way I'm gonna pay out subs to each of Sony, MS and Nintendo.



Sony raised prices worldwide. This is a UK only price increase.

The “changing market conditions” must be something specific to the UK.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - The Technomancer and OG Star Wars Battlefront II now free with Gold.
by KK » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:49 pm

For those who don’t want a year-round subscription, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Passes are free via Microsoft/Xbox/Bing Rewards. I’m currently saving up for 3 months of Game Pass, which is easily done if you have the Bing app and are on their email mailing list.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - The Technomancer and OG Star Wars Battlefront II now free with Gold.
by jawafour » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:39 pm

It seems quite tough to post in this thread without someone thinking that Microsoft is being "got at"; I've had it twice recently with no real reason behind it. I received plenty of stick in past months when some folk felt I "wouldn't let criticism take place" in other threads and yet in this thread it seems okay to instantly rage against even the mildest of perceived criticism. It makes me wary of posting here, tbh.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - The Technomancer and OG Star Wars Battlefront II now free with Gold.
by Moggy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:16 am

jawafour wrote:It seems quite tough to post in this thread without someone thinking that Microsoft is being "got at"; I've had it twice recently with no real reason behind it. I received plenty of stick in past months when some folk felt I "wouldn't let criticism take place" in other threads and yet in this thread it seems okay to instantly rage against even the mildest of perceived criticism. It makes me wary of posting here, tbh.


Yeah but you are just an Atari Jaguar fanboy child and only post to hate on CD Keys. Why do you hate CD Keys so much you monster?

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - The Technomancer and OG Star Wars Battlefront II now free with Gold.
by Albear » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:52 am

I've read back twice now and still confused why offence was taken. Seems like an overreaction to me.

If people are not happy with peoples posts please always report and we can then deal with the situation. Last thing we want is people not wanting to post. :D

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - The Technomancer and OG Star Wars Battlefront II now free with Gold.
by jawafour » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:33 am

Albear wrote:I've read back twice now and still confused why offence was taken. Seems like an overreaction to me.

If people are not happy with peoples posts please always report and we can then deal with the situation. Last thing we want is people not wanting to post. :D

Yeah, my last line was indeed a silly overreaction; I meant just in this thread - I'm not gonna let one minor thing like that stop me from posting in GR as a whole :) .

Re-reading my two posts and Photek's responses, I still don't see how he perceived me as instigating "console wars". I implied that MS were following a competitor in hiking up the online subs charge; and I said that I disliked any platform owner raising these costs (naming Sony, MS and Nintendo). I feel that these rising costs will cause some multi-format gaming folk to re-think; but as this thought is not specific to MS, I'll take it to another thread.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Borderlands Handsome Collection, WWE 2K19 and Dead by Daylight F2P until Sunday.
by rinks » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:34 am

Wanker.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Borderlands Handsome Collection, WWE 2K19 and Dead by Daylight F2P until Sunday.
by jawafour » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:41 am

rinks wrote:Wanker.

...okay ... care to expand your point further, rinks?

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Borderlands Handsome Collection, WWE 2K19 and Dead by Daylight F2P until Sunday.
by Photek » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:57 pm

I played some Borderlands 2 after update and can't say I noticed MUCH difference, I mean it was cleaner obviously but the textures didn't appear much better than before...

It's odd how some games are transformative in 4K and others not. Halo MCC, FF XIII, Sea of Thieves and PUBG are massively improved on X.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Borderlands Handsome Collection, WWE 2K19 and Dead by Daylight F2P until Sunday.
by Seven » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:23 pm

Think rinks was just joking re: subject, jawafour.

Does this mean BL handsome collection has discount on too? Wasn't sure if these games also come with discount if people want to keep said games.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Borderlands Handsome Collection, WWE 2K19 and Dead by Daylight F2P until Sunday.
by Monkey Man » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:38 pm

Rumours



A saving of $5 on a monthly sub of both.

Resetera Admin -

This isn't the only tier MS plans to introduce.

Just MS wants to make subscription services more important moving forward. So a lot of the new things coming from MS will be tied to subscriptions.



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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Borderlands Handsome Collection, WWE 2K19 and Dead by Daylight F2P until Sunday.
by jawafour » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:55 pm

Monkey Man wrote:...
Resetera Admin -

This isn't the only tier MS plans to introduce.

Just MS wants to make subscription services more important moving forward. So a lot of the new things coming from MS will be tied to subscriptions.

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Yeah, could see this coming - console manufacturers are leaning more towards their monopolised storefronts being the sole channel for accessing games, and introducing subscriptions is a way of gaining a regular stream of income. They don't want customers picking and choosing as to when they buy games; they want a solid £XX each month model, pretty much in line with how TV and music broadcasters (i.e. Sky, Virgin, BT, Netflix, Amazon, Spotify etc) operate. Games will be far more controlled in terms of what can be accessed, when and for how much.

I know that sounds super-negative but it seems to be how things are heading!

Just for clarity - I think all platforms are going down this route, not just Microsoft.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Spring Sale has started (p45)
by Monkey Man » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:52 am


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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Spring Sale has started (p45)
by Photek » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:53 am

Own a few and most of rest are on Gamepass.

I wanted Forza 7 on its own but not to be...

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Spring Sale has started (p45)
by Monkey Man » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:00 pm

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Rumour -
7th May
€229
Includes 1 TB HDD, 1 controller, Minecraft, Sea Of Thieves and Forza Horizon 3.

https://mspoweruser.com/all-digital-xbo ... ce-leaked/

I assume it'll be announced at this weeks Inside Xbox.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Spring Sale has started (p45)
by KK » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:17 pm

That's not quite as cheap as I was expecting, though I'm sure there will be offers. For example on the German Microsoft site, an Xbox One S 1TB with game/s/or game pass is €245. You're not saving much by being locked to digital (and losing the 4K playback).

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - The Technomancer and OG Star Wars Battlefront II now free with Gold.
by hamm sandwich » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:58 pm

jawafour wrote:It seems quite tough to post in this thread without someone thinking that Microsoft is being "got at"; I've had it twice recently with no real reason behind it. I received plenty of stick in past months when some folk felt I "wouldn't let criticism take place" in other threads and yet in this thread it seems okay to instantly rage against even the mildest of perceived criticism. It makes me wary of posting here, tbh.


Keep on posting Jawa! Much of my fondness for the Wii U is derived from the community spirit drummed up in no small part by yourself. Bring the fun times to Xbox :D

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Spring Sale has started (p45)
by Monkey Man » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:31 pm



The XB1s 1TB edition current RRP is €299 (€349 at launch) so €70's off if the rumoured price is true.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - The Technomancer and OG Star Wars Battlefront II now free with Gold.
by jawafour » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:39 pm

hamm sandwich wrote:Keep on posting Jawa! ...Bring the fun times to Xbox :D

Haha, thanks, hamm! I wrote that after a bit of frustration but it's water well under the bridge now :-).

KK wrote:That's not quite as cheap as I was expecting, though I'm sure there will be offers. For example on the German Microsoft site, an Xbox One S 1TB with game/s/or game pass is €245. You're not saving much by being locked to digital (and losing the 4K playback).

Yeah, I'm kinda surprised at the pricing, too. If it is €230, then that's around £200 and, as you say, considering the console is losing the 4K Blu-ray drive that doesn't seem to be that great a price reduction. On Amazon you can pick up an Xbox One S (with the same 1TB HDD and, of course, the 4K drive) right now for £189.

It's great to see different options but, in this case, I feel the price should maybe be a bit cheaper. We'll see for sure once it is officially available :-) .

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Spring Sale has started (p45)
by Pedz » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:41 pm

Just like digital games the digital only console is overpriced.

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