The XBOX One

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.

There’s one where you have to go from the front to the back of a vertical mid-air grille you’re clinging to? That one took me a few tries :)

Courtesy of CAG:

$100 Xbox currency for $90. I might have jumped on that in the old days. But in the era of Game Pass, I’m wondering, will I even spend that?

I didn’t get to check out many demos, but it was nice to see someone else show some of them off in this video.

Apparently a bunch of delisted 360 games have showed up again as available on the marketplace:

Hey nice. @tomchick, Midnight Club: LA is on that list. On the other hand, it’s on Xbox, so that doesn’t help you.

Unfortunately, a bunch of games have already re-delisted including Midnight Club: Los Angeles (at least in the US).

Couldn’t you just spend your Xbox bucks on game pass subs?

I could. But I earn enough Microsoft bucks through bing searches and activities and such to keep that subscription going perpetually without spending real money on it.

I just grabbed Greedfall for $12.50 and Genesis Alpha One for $10 during the current DwG (good for another day or two). Throw 'em on the backlog.

This is a nice update. Looks like you will still only be able to play a single game at any given time on your Xbox account, but you would be able to for instance play a game on your phone while someone is watching Netflix on the console at the same time.

Battletoads is now out. I don’t currently have Game Pass and I’ve never played any of the original games, so I have no hopes or opinions one way or the other. Rare made some great games back in the 90s, maybe this will be their big comeback.

If the game turns out as nice as Streets of Rage 4 I’d be happy.

Doesn’t really seem like it’s taking the same approach to updating the franchise that Streets of Rage did, but the IGN video review I watched quickly seemed favorable.

I think the opinions on the original Battletoads were probably more divided than on Streets of Rage, and I expect that will be true of the new Battletoads too.

Rare has made a superb game very recently.

I don’t have any nostalgia for Battletoads, but I’ll give it a whirl.

Also I think Rare was only “supervising” development, Dlala is apparently the developer. Not that Rare’s involvement would’ve been make or break for me on this project.

Not a great month but not too bad, in my opinion. I think The Division is pretty great, but I think it’s been on Game Pass twice and I don’t know if anyone even plays it anymore. I love seeing OG Xbox stuff, and Armed and Dangerous was a pretty fun (and funny) game.

Nice. Definitely better than last month’s selection.

I probably won’t play The Division or De Blob 2. But Unwritten Tales 2 looks amusing enough. And I always enjoyed the humor from the studio that did Giants: Citizen Kabuto, so I’m looking forward to finally trying Armed and Dangerous.

Surprisingly no Forza Horizon 3.

Hope the rest of you consider buying that before it’s delisted. It’s great.

Nothing for me this month, but I might fire up Armed & Dangerous sometime. There’s also a couple new “gamepass perks” - free DLC for Gems of War & Overcooked 2.

Not on Games with Gold, but it’s currently discounted to $20.99 for the Ultimate version with all of the cars (but not the add-ons), $9.89 for the base game. So it’s a light investment if you might play even a little. :) I think it’s 9/27 that it’s delisted from purchase.

Note that the ultimate edition of FH3 does not include the DLC season pass, that’s separately on sale. I’d hate to see anyone think they grabbed it before de-listing and be disappointed.