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Microsoft Store & Xbox Game Pass for PC Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Solid Snail, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Solid Snail Learned

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    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/xbox-game-pass/CFQ7TTC0K6L8/0005

    Offer ends on May 13. Even if you are a PC player alone like me you can play games like Operencia Stolen Sun, We Happy Few, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 1 and 2, Recore and others.
     
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  2. OldNorseSaga Learned

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    Not in my country, unfortunately.
     
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  3. Astral Rag Arcane

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    No thanks.
     
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  4. Shackleton Arbiter Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again!
    You'd have to admit that's a pretty good deal if you fancy trying any of the following games. I've spoilered all the PC Game pass games below if anyone can't be arsed to trawl through their pretty terrible storefront filled with mobile shovelware.

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    Sea of Thieves

    Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars


    3.55

    There are 54365 reviews54K
    Included+ with Game Pass

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    Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition

    Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars


    4.75

    There are 104602 reviews104K
    Included+ with Game Pass

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    ARK: Survival Evolved

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars


    3.15

    There are 3582 reviews3K
    Included+ with Game Pass

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    State of Decay 2

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars


    3.85

    There are 81192 reviews81K
    Included+ with Game Pass

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    Crackdown 3

    Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars


    3.45

    There are 4342 reviews4K
    Included+ with Game Pass

    [​IMG]
    Hello Neighbor

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars


    3.15

    There are 938 reviews938
    Included with Game Pass

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    Gears of War 4

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars


    4.15

    There are 60053 reviews60K
    Owned

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    Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars


    3.15

    There are 562 reviews562
    Included+ with Game Pass

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    Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

    Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars


    4.55

    There are 9714 reviews9K
    Included with Game Pass

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    Halo Wars: Definitive Edition

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars


    3.95

    There are 907 reviews907
    Included with Game Pass

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    Operencia: The Stolen Sun

    Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars


    3.75

    There are 360 reviews360
    Included with Game Pass

    [​IMG]
    Rush: A DisneyPixar Adventure

    Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars


    4.65

    There are 30255 reviews30K
    Included with Game Pass

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    We Happy Few

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars


    3.25

    There are 247 reviews247
    Included+ with Game Pass

    [​IMG]
    Snake Pass

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars


    3.95

    There are 382 reviews382
    Included with Game Pass

    [​IMG]
    Disneyland Adventures

    Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars


    4.75

    There are 21063 reviews21K
    Included with Game Pass

    [​IMG]
    Super Lucky's Tale

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars


    4.15

    There are 1850 reviews1K
    Included+ with Game Pass

    [​IMG]
    ReCore: Definitive Edition

    Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars


    4.35

    There are 18861 reviews18K
    Included with Game Pass

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    I'd almost be tempted just to try Forza Horizon, State of Decay 2 and Operencia, but tbh I've got such a backlog I don't think I'll bother even at that price. The price isn't the limiting factor anymore, it's the time to play them all.

    EDIT- Yes I own Gears of War 4! Got it free with my laptop with it's 1080, didn't pay money for it before anyone asks me to hand in my codex card.
     
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  5. Zibniyat Arcane

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    So a subscription-based service that "allows" you to play any game for $10 per month, but naturally you own none of the games? Microsoft was always the decline-promoter, and I wish the entire company would collapse ASAP.
     
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  6. Lutte Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Crickets.
     
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  7. Multi-headed Cow Savant

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    I'd give that a whirl if not for my backlog. Operencia and State of Decay 2 are things I'm definitely interested in and there are other odds and ends that I'd probably look at since they're available, but eh. And now that I look in to it a bit more it appears that State of Decay 2 might not be included with "Gamepass" and is only included with "Xbox Live gold", whatever that means. Even though this is arguably multiple games for a dollar I'm not as keen about it whereas buying odds and ends for $5 each on Steam at least means I can throw them on to the backlog pile and play them at my leisure rather than needing to get them done in that 3 month window. Still, does seem like a nice deal if there's stuff you really wanna play.
     
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  8. Insect Hordes Scholar

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    I did a month for a dollar back in February to play forza. Gears of War 4 got to a point where it would always crash and you need to rollback nvidia drivers in order to actually play it on a fucking 1080ti. Game wasn't exactly riveting to begin with. Mouse aiming and general movement was slop. I did want to get drunk and see some big budget graphics blow up in my face. I played a lot of forza but knew I didn't give a shit about any of it. Forza also had the smallest and lamest soundtrack choices. Why can't I use my own mp3s in a folder like I ought to be able to?
     
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  9. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    normal link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/xbox-game-pass/CFQ7TTC0K6L8/0005?rtc=1&activetab=pivot:overviewtab
    I think this is the list of games you'd actually be able to play on PC: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/xbox-play-anywhere?xr=shellnav
    not sure
     
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  10. Kutulu Magister Patron

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    thanks, id rather use microsofts shit than epics... 1€ for Operencia.
     
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  11. DemonKing Arcane

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    Damn - would have liked to know about this before I bought Operencia off Epic...
     
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  12. Bricker Educated

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    Great, Thanks!
     
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  13. Solid Snail Learned

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    It's not this one, this just lists every Play Anywhere title, but they are not all on Game Pass.
    There's anoter list for Play Anywhere Game Pass titles but it's outdated.
     
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  14. Turjan Arcane

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    I found this list: https://www.trueachievements.com/forum/viewthread.aspx?tid=986658

    (Updated for April 2019)

    Gears of War 4
    Halo Wars 2
    Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
    ReCore
    Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection
    Super Lucky's Tale
    Sea of Thieves
    State of Decay 2
    Disneyland Adventures
    Ruiner
    Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure Achievements
    Snake Pass
    Forza Horizon 4
    Hello Neighbor
    ARK: Survival Evolved
    We Happy Few
    Crackdown 3: Campaign
    Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

    Operencia: The Stolen Sun is mentioned in a post further down.

    I'm not sure whether I understood it correctly that you need an additional Gold subscription for some multiplayer features.
     
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  15. Solid Snail Learned

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    No, on PC you don't need Gold to play online.
     
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  16. GrainWetski Arcane

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    Retards truly think it's a good deal. As if anyone would run a service like this if it was a good deal for consumers.

    It's the same retards that go on about how they get "free games from PS+" while paying monthly for it.
     
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  17. Solid Snail Learned

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    What do you expect? This is a rental service, and I honestly think it's a good value for console owners. On Pc it isn't because there are just a bunch of games you can play, but on One the catalogue is massive with stuff like Monster Hunter. If you just sub when there are promo like this one you can literally play for months at the cost of a coffee. Yeah, you don't own games, but it's not that you WANT to buy every single game released, there's stuff you only want to play out of curiosity.
     
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  18. LizardWizard Arbiter

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    Just make sure to cancel the recurring sub charge immediately
     
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  19. Turjan Arcane

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    I don't expect that I like any of the games on the list that much that I would play them for more than those three months you get for $1 here. I don't replay most games anyway. That's the only reason why I consider this. The amount of money I'd waste here is rather limited, even if I happen to not like any of the games on offer.

    If the deal were different, like a one-year forced membership with just the first quarter at $1, it obviously wouldn't be worth it for me.
     
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  20. mck Arbiter

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    I don't understand how this works. I click "install on my device" and then it tells me it will attempt to install it but nothing happens. Is there a client I need to download or something
     
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  21. Turjan Arcane

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    I see we found a guinea pig.
     
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  22. mck Arbiter

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    it's one dollar
     
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  23. mck Arbiter

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    Also, I am assuming you need Windows 10 for this even though it never explicitly says that anywhere. So no dice for me unless I want to play shit with very low sys requirements on my Windows 10 laptop
     
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  24. Turjan Arcane

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    Yes, Play Anywhere is limited to Windows 10. Windows 10 has the XBox game interface built in by default, which also means I have an XBox account from the old Windows Live gamer tag by default, even though I never owned any kind of XBox (or console of any kind).

    The reason why I hesitated despite the "enormous" $1 investment was because I don't really see much of anything that interests me in that list. Maybe "We Happy Few"...
     
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  25. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Codex 2014
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    Actually making steps: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/05/30/microsoft-approach-to-pc-gaming/
    • Not only Halo Collection, upcoming Xbox Studios games, starting with Gears 5 and Age of Empires 1/2/3 remasters, will be released on Steam and other stores
    • Game Pass (subscription service) is coming to PC
    • Win32 Games will be supported on Windows Store
     
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