Xbox Game Pass: Xbox Exclusives Day One

hrudey

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Shadow of War is now available apparently. Sweet.
 

karmakid

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https://www.windowscentral.com/julys-xbox-one-update-adds-new-xbox-game-pass-features


  • Play Later: Play Later allows you to make a list of games from the Xbox Game Pass catalog for you to come back to.
  • Alexa Xbox Skill: The Xbox Skill for Alexa devices is now available in more countries. Gamers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Spain can now access the feature.
  • Xbox Game Pass: You can also ask the voice assistant about what's new in Xbox Game Pass.
 

bullzeye

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Shadow of war and metro are keeping me very busy, awesome stuff go gamespass!!
 

OneBadMutha

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Game Pass is the service for the hardcore gamer. There isn’t any way to keep up with the stuff they keep adding. Just beat Metro. Really good game I would’ve never purchased. Beyond the big games, the Day 1 Indies alone are worth the subscription.
 

karmakid

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Read that, saw Halo and was like “Yeah boiiiIIIIII!!!!!....wait, it’ll be at the 18th month...” :( I’ll be two years older by then :’(
 

tumorman

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Cool I've always wanted to play MGS5. Loved the first four
 

Edge BC

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Not exactly the best month..KI, RE4, MGS5..lots of games people already own or have played. This month should've been fire with the summer vacation.
 

karmakid

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What benefit do I have from buying this vs just playing the Game Pass version?
If Xbox is not set to home and internet goes out you could still play it offline. That and it’s both ground zeros and phantom pain, with all the dlc and metal gear online
 

bullzeye

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I'm sure MGS5 was on here before then taken off, and even maybe a GWG game, oh well at least there's been plenty lately to keep busy
 

karmakid

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I'm sure MGS5 was on here before then taken off, and even maybe a GWG game, oh well at least there's been plenty lately to keep busy

Yes to both
 

hrudey

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I'm sure MGS5 was on here before then taken off, and even maybe a GWG game, oh well at least there's been plenty lately to keep busy
Can't talk, too busy playing Shadow of War. ;)

It actually did hit at a perfect time, though. After I played Shadow of Mordor I played through moonlighter - loved that game! - and then Shadow of War dropped when I was finishing up my NG+ on Moonlighter. Not sure what's next, but damn this is value for the no real money I've put into it. :)
 

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Not exactly the best month..KI, RE4, MGS5..lots of games people already own or have played. This month should've been fire with the summer vacation.
We also got Dead Rising 4, Shadow of War, Blazing Chrome, Lego City Undercover and a few more indies. Not a bad month IMO as I have played none of those listed (outside KI).
 

BDaddyK

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Blazing Chrome is pretty bad ass
 

Razzel

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I’ll tell you I just do no enjoy Prey. Played it for the gamepass quest and was interested due to the hype, but the enemies are annoying and it feels kinda clunky to play.
 

karmakid

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It quadruples sales for Descenders

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-game-pass-quadrupled-descenders-sales-says-developer-mike-ross


Sounded like b*******, right? Weirdly, it's true. It surprised me. Being on Xbox Game Pass means that you basically have constant featuring on Xbox. Your game is on the dashboard all the time... People are seeing our game every day. And because of that, during launch month, our Xbox sales — we didn't do any discounts on it or anything — quadrupled, and have now settled to about three times as much as before. It's essentially an advert; a straight-up advert. And now Xbox is asking, 'Oh, can we feature Descenders in more of the Xbox Game Pass advertising?' Yes, you can. Of course you f****** can.
 

Swede

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It quadruples sales for Descenders

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-game-pass-quadrupled-descenders-sales-says-developer-mike-ross


Sounded like b*******, right? Weirdly, it's true. It surprised me. Being on Xbox Game Pass means that you basically have constant featuring on Xbox. Your game is on the dashboard all the time... People are seeing our game every day. And because of that, during launch month, our Xbox sales — we didn't do any discounts on it or anything — quadrupled, and have now settled to about three times as much as before. It's essentially an advert; a straight-up advert. And now Xbox is asking, 'Oh, can we feature Descenders in more of the Xbox Game Pass advertising?' Yes, you can. Of course you f****** can.
Sorry for laziness, but I don't understand this at all... laziness from not checking price of said game but I'm guessing it'll be cheaper to just get gamepass for a month and play it (and hundreds of other games) for *free instead of buying it?
 

karmakid

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Sorry for laziness, but I don't understand this at all... laziness from not checking price of said game but I'm guessing it'll be cheaper to just get gamepass for a month and play it (and hundreds of other games) for *free instead of buying it?

Perhaps, but it may depend on the length of a games presence on GamePass...like overcooked, I had tons of fun playing it for free but then one day I went to go play it and it wasn’t on there any longer, saying I don’t own it, so I bought it.

The GamePass tab and app list what games will be leaving each month.

It’s been brought up by many indie devs, that pushes their advertising for free, on a semi correlated section, and can be part of those reward points missions.

So more interaction and visibility helps, even if it’s indirectly.
 

Hedon

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Sorry for laziness, but I don't understand this at all... laziness from not checking price of said game but I'm guessing it'll be cheaper to just get gamepass for a month and play it (and hundreds of other games) for *free instead of buying it?
Those that had game pass, even the $1 promo at the time (or current subscribers) get 20% off the game. They buy the game if they like it because it eventually will leave Game Pass, besides first party games which are permanent.
 

Swede

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Those that had game pass, even the $1 promo at the time (or current subscribers) get 20% off the game. They buy the game if they like it because it eventually will leave Game Pass, besides first party games which are permanent.
But... has it left? Why buy it when it's right there... for free?
 

Hedon

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But... has it left? Why buy it when it's right there... for free?
But it’s not free, and it won’t be there forever. And it’s 20% off retail.

Yes it’s over after your promo expires.
 

bullzeye

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Sorry for laziness, but I don't understand this at all... laziness from not checking price of said game but I'm guessing it'll be cheaper to just get gamepass for a month and play it (and hundreds of other games) for *free instead of buying it?
People love to support indie devs, especially with games they enjoy, there isn't anything like descenders on the market, mountain biking is hugely popular all over the world, and is a pretty fun game, so I'm guessing they buy the game to show support and before it leaves gamespass.

I've thought of doing it myself a couple times (for indie games) but I'm too cheap haha. I did buy Ori twice though (again when the definitive edition came out).
 

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It quadruples sales for Descenders

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-game-pass-quadrupled-descenders-sales-says-developer-mike-ross


Sounded like b*******, right? Weirdly, it's true. It surprised me. Being on Xbox Game Pass means that you basically have constant featuring on Xbox. Your game is on the dashboard all the time... People are seeing our game every day. And because of that, during launch month, our Xbox sales — we didn't do any discounts on it or anything — quadrupled, and have now settled to about three times as much as before. It's essentially an advert; a straight-up advert. And now Xbox is asking, 'Oh, can we feature Descenders in more of the Xbox Game Pass advertising?' Yes, you can. Of course you f****** can.
There is no context here. This game was in game preview and went into gamepass on day 1 of full release, if memory swrves me correctly. So , where are they getting this "quadraupled sales" from?
 

karmakid

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There is no context here. This game was in game preview and went into gamepass on day 1 of full release, if memory swrves me correctly. So , where are they getting this "quadraupled sales" from?

I think they were comparing it to steam sales