The XBOX One

It seems fairly obvious to me that they’re going to roll everything up into the Ultimate subscription since they can charge $15/mo for that, and people will pay it because they want to play online.

Yeah, I think they’re just driving up the annual price of Gold to get more people to subscribe to Ultimate.

There’s speculation they’re going the opposite direction. Make Xbox multiplayer free to match the PC. Then GamePass Ultimate is simply xCloud plus the game library on PC and Xbox.

For some reason, Psychonauts appears to be available for free from the MS website right now. I’m posting this in the Xbox One thread because it is backward compatible on that system and everyone should play it.

I’m surprised we’re not getting a Forza Horizon 3 GWG. Usually one of them every august before delisting.

Huh I though even the console only version of Gamepass gave Gold as a part of it. Does seem like they really just want people to go Ultimate sub.

Thanks for the heads up. I could just dig out my OG Xbox disk, but why bother? Part of my library now.

$10 when I checked it. Although probably worth it, the PS4 version is a poorly-emulated PS2 downsample of the original XBox game, and is absolute crap and a ripoff at the $3 I paid for it. Barely playable.

Were you logged with a live account? Showed as free for me.

Nope, checked again. Wonder if there’s some prerequisite I don’t have. Ah well, I still have the disk…

Apparently it was a pricing error.

The headline is clickbaity, but I thought the talk about how the culture at Xbox has changed was interesting.

It should be on XGP anyway, as a commercial for P2.

Yeah, I mean I guess Microsoft owns Psychonauts now so they could do that? Maybe when it gets a bit closer to the sequel’s release they’ll do that.

I would be willing to bet that that’s the plan. Best way to entice gamers who never knew about the first game to check it out and advertise the second game close to release.

Though if that is the plan, they might want to cut out the Meat Circus.

I think that was patched to be easier. When I got there, I didn’t experience the difficulty of fabled lore.

I always thought the difficulty of the Meat Circus was overstated anyway.

It was mostly ok platforming, but there was this one jump I must have missed at least a couple of dozen times. I think that part of the problem for a lot of folks was that it included a timed escort quest for a while as well, but that was only part of the overall level.

Probably the same jump as the one I have never managed to get past, despite trying for an hour or so once every year since release.