Xbox Games with Gold & Deals with Gold: May 2018


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dipsylalapo

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 29 May 2018. We should be getting a new announcement for GwG soon

 

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For anyone that does have BF1 - In the Name of the Tsar is free to download (mainly MP content). Quite a few indie games up for grabs, including INSIDE, Brothers - a Tale of Two Sons and Trials: Fusion

 

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George P

Just snagged Sniper Elite 4, I really liked SE3, and stealth gameplay is one of my favorite types to play, hard to pass up.

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dipsylalapo

6 more titles are coming to Xbox Game Pass on June 1

  • Disneyland Adventures (Xbox Play Anywhere Title)
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
  • MotoGP 17
  • Next Up Hero (this is being added the day it launches which I can't find online)
  • The Technomancer
  • Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut

 

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dipsylalapo

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 5 June 2018. No post from Major Nelson this week probably because of Memorial Day. 

 

A few worth pointing out Borderlands - Handsome Collection and Bioshock: The Collection 

 

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A few more games being added to BC

  • Saints Row
  • Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
  • Toybox Turbos

 

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While other companies like Nintendo, and if rumors are true, Sony, would rather resell you a NES/SNES/PS1 Classic, MS just keeps adding things to the BC list.  If you already own the games then you're good to go, if you missed them, then at least you don't have to buy yet another piece of hardware.

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3 hours ago, George P said:

While other companies like Nintendo, and if rumors are true, Sony, would rather resell you a NES/SNES/PS1 Classic, MS just keeps adding things to the BC list.  If you already own the games then you're good to go, if you missed them, then at least you don't have to buy yet another piece of hardware. 

That's not really the same thing though is it. I mean, you don't even need to change the situation since eShop purchase history is not available from Wii / Wii U or 3DS.

 

I think a few members here really miss the point of the S/NES Minis. They are collector's items, not alternatives to BC or trying to compete with Raspberry Pi.

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6 minutes ago, Andrew said:

That's not really the same thing though is it. I mean, you don't even need to change the situation since eShop purchase history is not available from Wii / Wii U or 3DS.

I think that's his exact point.  You have no need of buying or keeping more hardware to play your old Xbox games, even from the original Xbox.

 

Sony gave up on even going back one generation and Nintendo has never done backwards compatibility to my knowledge, except with GBA/DS stuff and physical games.

 

It'd be nice to see the other console makers do the same, but given the PS3 CPU arch and how late to the party Nintendos online service is it's very unlikely to happen anytime soon.

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7 minutes ago, LostCat said:

I think that's his exact point.  You have no need of buying or keeping more hardware to play your old Xbox games, even from the original Xbox.

 

Sony gave up on even going back one generation and Nintendo has never done backwards compatibility to my knowledge, except with GBA/DS stuff and physical games.

 

It'd be nice to see the other console makers do the same, but given the PS3 CPU arch and how late to the party Nintendos online service is it's very unlikely to happen anytime soon.

Right, but people love the Classic consoles. It's not a replacement for BC. I think most would like to have proper eShop purchase history and still get / have the Classics, and there would probably be a lot of people who would like a Classic Xbox too. There's no need to shoe horn in a positive comparison for Xbox BC versus the Classics, when Nintendo don't have BC to begin with. It's an overly complicated argument.

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1 minute ago, Andrew said:

Right, but people love the Classic consoles. It's not a replacement for BC. I think most would like to have proper eShop purchase history and the Classics, and there would probably be a lot of people who would like a Classic Xbox too.

Maybe, but I don't see the point if I can play the same games better on the current consoles.

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3 minutes ago, LostCat said:

Maybe, but I don't see the point if I can play the same games better on the current consoles.

Everyone has their preferences. Some people like to play old games on original hardware only, even with eShop, PSN and XBL alternatives.

 

Sometimes "updating" games reveals there flaws on U/HD screens and they look better on CRTs too.

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2 minutes ago, Andrew said:

Sometimes "updating" games reveals there flaws on U/HD screens and they look better on CRTs too.

Well, the game code isn't really being changed at all from what I've read, and they're getting great performance, resolution and AA/AF boosts through the interpreter so they look far better in 4K than they ever did originally.  I'm not the biggest BC game player but that to me is pretty spectacular.

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dipsylalapo

Not sure when I signed up for it, but I have a couple of invites to The Crew 2 closed beta. PM if you'd like an invite.

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13 hours ago, Andrew said:

Everyone has their preferences. Some people like to play old games on original hardware only, even with eShop, PSN and XBL alternatives.

 

Sometimes "updating" games reveals there flaws on U/HD screens and they look better on CRTs too.

Sure, that can be the case, but sometimes updating games really helps, look at the case of some games that ran pretty poor on their original hardware, super long loading times, or low framerates/dips, that just get the boost from being on the newer hardware.

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