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12 minutes ago, LowCostMonkey said:

Should we update the thread title now that Xbox Game Pass has been rebranded to just Game Pass?


It's still called Xbox Game Pass.
 

 

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That tweet and embracing the Craig memes must indicate some new social media strategy. When X1 was being called the Bone they ignored it. When Xbox Live's MajorNelson, Larry Hryb was pressed, he said he didn’t like it, that it was disrespectful to the team, cementing it's prominent use for the next 18 months.

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Shame I have an iphone and ipad! :doh:

 

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Delivers 100+ Games Directly to Your Mobile Device Beginning September 15

by Kareem Choudhry, Corporate Vice President, Project xCloud, Microsoft •Aug 4, 2020 

 

Our vision for Project xCloud, Microsoft’s cloud gaming technology, is to give you the opportunity to play the games you want, with the people you want, anywhere you want. Since launching the public preview across North America, Europe and in South Korea, you’ve shared stories about the unique ways you’ve played from the cloud while providing invaluable feedback that’s helped us improve the experience.

 

Cloud gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass is the next major step in our ongoing vision to put you at the center of the experience, to give you more value from your games and membership, and to remove the barriers from play. Last month we laid out our commitment to you and announced cloud gaming, powered by Project xCloud, will be part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at no additional cost.

 

Today we’re excited to share more about what you can expect. Beginning September 15, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play more than 100 games from the cloud on their Android phone or tablet. Cloud gaming will launch in beta for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in 22 markets to ensure stability as we scale the feature to millions of gamers.  

 

When cloud gaming launches as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, players will have access to more than 100 high-quality games playable from the cloud, including Minecraft Dungeons, Destiny 2, Tell Me Why, Gears 5, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and more. And as we’ve committed to providing day-one access to new titles from Xbox Game Studios as part of Xbox Game Pass, it’s our intent to make those same games available in the cloud from the day they release. We’ll have more to share about the full catalog of games as we approach launch.

 

As the world around us changes and entertainment is readily available no matter the device, it’s our vision to make games accessible in a variety of scenarios. All the experiences you expect on Xbox and your gaming profile travel with you on mobile, including your friends list, achievements, controller settings, and saved game progress. You can continue your Gears 5 campaign while traveling away from your home console, or if a sibling or roommate is using the TV you can still complete strikes with friends in Destiny 2.

 

Cloud gaming also unlocks new couch co-op experiences with traditional online games. Sail off to adventure in Sea of Thieves on your tablet while a friend plays alongside you on console, right in the same room. Cloud gaming removes the need to wait until you can access your console in order to play your favorite games: Just pick up your phone or tablet and play the games you want, any time you want.  

 

Since its inception in 2017, Xbox Game Pass has been about providing members with the freedom to discover and play games from a curated, constantly updated library. With this in mind, making cloud gaming available as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate was a natural next step. More than 10 million Xbox Game Pass members are already discovering and playing great games on console and PC – and with the addition of cloud gaming, members can discover and try out new games on Android phones and tablets. And Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members have a shared library of games, so no matter whether your friends prefer to play across Xbox One, mobile or PC, it’s never been easier for Xbox Game Pass members to play the same games together. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can dive right into the latest library addition’s campaign within seconds, and a spontaneous Minecraft Dungeons co-op session really is just an invite away.

 

You can join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate today for $1 for the first month, then $14.99 per month after that. In addition to cloud gaming, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes access to more than 100 high-quality games for console and PC; exclusive member discounts, deals, perks, and Xbox Live Gold. To play games on your phone or tablet, download the Xbox Game Pass app from the Samsung Galaxy Store or the ONE Store (both of which include a complete, full-featured experience with in-app purchase capabilities), or the Google Play Store.

 

Cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be available on Android devices in 22 markets at launch, including Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 

 

To enhance the mobile gaming experience, we’re partnering with Razer, PowerA, 8BitDo, and Nacon to create all-new accessories specifically designed for cloud gaming. These include different types of phone clips that adapt to a wide range of devices, travel controllers that fit in any bag, and exclusive Xbox-branded controllers that split apart and attach to the side of your phone. You can also play with your Xbox One Bluetooth Wireless and PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers.

 

This is an exciting time as we enter a new era of gaming. For those who’ve participated in the Project xCloud preview, we thank you – you’ve helped us shape the way we play games moving forward. The preview will continue to be available until September 11. We’ll also continue to listen to our community and add new features, games and perks to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate over time, including news at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event tomorrow (August 5). We look forward to continuing this journey and enabling you and your friends to seamlessly play the games you want anywhere you want. For more information, please visit www.xbox.com/gamepass.

 

 

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I assume that this will be useless on a mobile connection, but I'm thinking "why didn't I go for that phone contract that had insane amounts of data, instead of going for the one that was merely more than enough." (Assuming I leave the house again).

 

I would still love to see a proper Microsoft handheld gaming device playing games locally. I'd definitely buy one, with gamepass offering all sorts of indies, they surely could cater for lower specs. 

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Forza Horizon 4. Played a fair bit of this and just got to Winter. Seriously struggling now despite winning every race in Autumn. I tried a cross country event and the AI cars simply zoom off into the distance, even with me flat out accelerating. They then continue to pull ahead and theres nothing I can do. Even with a higher uh... Car score thingy than the opposition. Is this normal? It's really, really put me off. Even more than the immensely irritating presentation which is actually worse than DIRT 3 somehow.

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22 minutes ago, El Spatula said:

Forza Horizon 4. Played a fair bit of this and just got to Winter. Seriously struggling now despite winning every race in Autumn. I tried a cross country event and the AI cars simply zoom off into the distance, even with me flat out accelerating. They then continue to pull ahead and theres nothing I can do. Even with a higher uh... Car score thingy than the opposition. Is this normal? It's really, really put me off. Even more than the immensely irritating presentation which is actually worse than DIRT 3 somehow.


tyres?

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20 minutes ago, El Spatula said:

Forza Horizon 4. Played a fair bit of this and just got to Winter. Seriously struggling now despite winning every race in Autumn. I tried a cross country event and the AI cars simply zoom off into the distance, even with me flat out accelerating. They then continue to pull ahead and theres nothing I can do. Even with a higher uh... Car score thingy than the opposition. Is this normal? It's really, really put me off. Even more than the immensely irritating presentation which is actually worse than DIRT 3 somehow.

 

 

Try dropping your class with a tune to A. The S classes are horrific. Or alternatively just drop the difficulty. What I found was if I was in a Hypercar the game was utterly miserable, I had much more fun hooning around in dumb shit. I also couldn't out it above... Skilled? If have to check but after a certain point the AI is either perfect or has some bullshit speed advantage.

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Nice. Darksiders and Man of Medan are both games I'd wanted to try, but not enough to actually buy.

 

Xenocrisis is the Smash TV-esque thing, right?

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On 03/08/2020 at 14:39, Lovelyman said:

I'm going to be getting this later today when I pick up my X.

 

Anything on this I should seek out? I prefer single player games but also couch coop and online coop.

 

What are the best games on it? Bearing in mind I've not had an Xbox this gen.

 

Witcher 3

Red Dead 2

Dishonored 2

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39 minutes ago, mdn2 said:

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/08/05/coming-soon-xbox-game-pass-console-and-pc-august-2020/

 

 

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That's a pretty decent month. Man of Medan is ideal Gamepass fodder. 

Also out in the next month:

 

Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC) - 18/08
Battletoads - 20/08
Tell Me Why - 27/08
Wasteland 3 - 28/08
Crusader Kings III (PC) - 01/09


 Everyone needs to play Darksiders Genesis as it’s bloody excellent.

 

Man of Medan is a win for me as I really enjoyed  Until Dawn

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4 minutes ago, dreamylittledream said:


 Everyone needs to play Darksiders Genesis as is bloody excellent.

 

Man of Medan is a win for me as I really enjoyed  Until Dawn

I won't play anything THQ Nordic, so Darksiders is out for me. Man of Medan is a poor man's Until Dawn. It's just...boring. Still worth a playthrough, but don't go expecting the same quality as UD. 

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13 minutes ago, Lovelyman said:

How is it worth a playthrough if it's boring? Is it like Last of Us 2?

Because it's very slight and pretty ridiculous in places. A playthrough will take about 3 hours so there's not much in it. But it's forgettable and not scary at all. 

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19 hours ago, Quest said:

Nice. Darksiders and Man of Medan are both games I'd wanted to try, but not enough to actually buy.

 

Xenocrisis is the Smash TV-esque thing, right?

 

Yes.

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Had an hour or so on Xenocrisis earlier. As a Smash TV arcade cab owner it's easy to find fault and list things that are inferior, but it played an OK game and I'll likely go back for more later as it looks like there's some interesting unlocks. 

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10 minutes ago, MagicalDrop said:

Had an hour or so on Xenocrisis earlier. As a Smash TV arcade cab owner it's easy to find fault and list things that are inferior, but it played an OK game and I'll likely go back for more later as it looks like there's some interesting unlocks. 

I think it's the best shooter of its type on the Mega Drive. It certainly kicks the shit out of the Mega Drive port of Smash. Obviously it's no comparison to an arcade cab, mind.

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