~The Game Pass Thread~

I’m up for a rose-tinted look back at Goldeneye through Game Pass but I doubt it’ll hold my attention for more than 15 minutes.

Goddamn I had some great times playing that game, solo and with friends. There’s a cigarette burn on our old coffee table (now in my mother-in-law’s living room) from when my dumb friend Mike left it burning during an intense Goldeneye match.

And speaking of gaming stories with my dumb friend Mike, I had one of those weird, ergonomic office chairs that you kneel on at my PC desk. Mike came over to play Doom for the first time and when an imp jumped out and startled him with a fireball to the face, he jerked back so hard the chair tipped over and he went flat on his back. It was the funniest thing that ever happened.

I remember playing in the library, and one guy picking the snow trooper that had the same texture as was on the walls, so when the rest of us killed him we would unload as many bullets into his body as possible to make him covered in blood and wouldn’t blend in.

Well said; I share your sentiment.

And Xbox live → Gamepass conversion done. It was a bit picky and took the first code, but refused the o take any more until a few hours passed. In the end though it took all 3 and did the conversion. So gamepass is all set until Jan 2026.

I agree, I just finished Telling Lies last weekend and it is a good progression from his first game… as is Immortality to TL. And I want to commend the idea of games leaving gamepass, forcing me to play games! Its like shows/movies leaving streaming services! I really dont think i would have played this game otherwise (well i think i would have after having played immortality). Great game though, it has alot of interesting ideas to keep players interested and how he tailors dialogue w/ mystery box narrative. You really want to know whats happening!

Good news, baseball fans. In case you don’t want to click the link, MLB The Show 2023 will be on Game Pass on launch day, March 28.

I think I said this in another thread…but one of the control schemes for Golden Eye was called ‘domino’, you could use 2 controllers, and I think it was the first implementation of dual analog…Once you set it up right, it played pretty much like a modern controller. I put so much time into that game between couch multiplayer, and trying to beat it with perfect runs, amazing game for the time.

That’s crazy. I wish i were younger, The Show is such a great franchise, and there’s a part of me that likes those “Road to the Show” campaigns, but jeez, it’s almost real time in length. I can’t devote dozens or hundreds of hours simulating a career… i’ll just spend hundreds of hours… in a career. :/

It sucks that they axed the carryover franchise saves a few years back. I was so happy when it was put back in. It caused so many issues with licensing and bugs that I get why it was removed, but darn it! I greatly prefer the PS5 controller over the Xbox one, but not 70 dollars more. So Xbox again it will be.


  • Besiege (still early access)
  • Infernax
  • Last Kids on Earth
  • Recompile
  • Skul

Next time:

  • F1 2020

Infernax is cool. I didn’t play it much, but I’ll go back to it for sure this week. Don’t want to play any of these? Total Warhammer 3 is probably up next.

Humble Choice app is losing games too in two weeks for those us with both subscriptions.

Bear in mind that they usually cycle in the “new” ie one iteration behind game when one leaves.

pretty sure I saw Crossfire was leaving also.

I fired up a couple old things yesterday for the first time.

Edge of Eternity was interesting. It’s not great (yet?), but interesting. Tactical open-world RPG with a kitchen sink of features. You will have to play the entire hour-long intro before you can save. Got a diamond achievement for finishing the first quest.

Immortality … less said the better. Recommend checking that out :)

Yup. That one isn’t on PC.

I just remember Crossfire getting really bad reviews. Probably best left unplayed. The curation on Game Pass is generally very good. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the worst reviewed Game Pass game.

Anyone try Inkulinti yet?

I’ve been holding off since it’s marked as early access, but am definitely keeping an eye on it.

I played the demo a couple of months back during the last Demo Fest. It was a lot of fun. No idea how much more is in the new Game Preview version, or what still needs to be added.

Isn’t Game Preview simply Microsoft speak for Early Access? I figure if you read the EA description on Steam you would have an idea as to what the game is lacking and/or what will be added in the near future.

Yeah, that’s exactly what it is, but I never bothered looking it up on Steam. Plenty of things in Preview on GP have been fun, though, like TABS. I’ll probably load up Inkulinati sooner rather than later.