Xbox Game Pass & new MS game store app - PC thread

Active consent is required. You are giving permission to share your data with the game. You can thank Europe and California for that.

But cant’ that be like implied with me installing it? Just upfront it.

No, not legally.

Eh I’ve had to review GDPR and I don’t see why you can’t.

You need active consent to share personal information with a third party as a data controller.

What if I don’t consent to California and Europe?

I’ve never used the gamepass Xbox app itself always installing from the ms store app. The Xbox app keeps bringing up the same notifications each time after I dismiss them and it’s slow/choppy as hell for no good reason.

This is in the context of cookies, but it’s the same principle. Websites argued that continued use was implicit consent as long as they put up a notice.

Buncha new games announced. Mostly xbox/cloud this time:


  • Among Us
  • Dark Pictures Medan
  • Moto GP 20
  • Wilmot’s Warehouse

Leaving December 30

  • Farming Simulator 17 (Console & PC)
  • Football Manager 2020 (PC)
  • Mortal Kombat X (Console)

If there’s none of those in your backlogs these are likely the next to leave in January:

  • Frostpunk
  • Phoenix Point (pc)
  • Sword Art Online (xbox only)
  • Tekken 7 (xbox only)
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simular

I do love physics based puzzles, so I’m looking forward to trying Morkredd. How do you make that o with a line through it. Google says it’s ALT + 0248. Let me try that:

I’m looking forward to Mørkredd this weekend. Woohoo! That worked.

Oh good, I’ll play MotoGP 20 for free. Too bad Code Vein is stuck on console. It has poor performance on One X I think.

How are you guessing at which games are leaving in January?

Now the 3 people on earth that don’t own Skyrim can get it.

Look you can put that up at install, not at game launch. That’s what I’m saying is screwy.

I’m kind of excited for Skyrim. I owned it on 360, and had about 125 hours into it, but I only explored about half the map, and ever since the Special Edition came out, I wanted to get it, but it never went on DEEP deep sale yet, you know? If you already bought a game for $60, you’re reluctant to buy it again until it goes on Deep sale, but hey, now I don’t have to.

I hear ya. I’ve kept meaning to get the Switch version and waited for that sweet (for me) $19.99 price but never happened and I finally broke last week and got it for $29.99. I had the 360 version, got the Xbox One SE for a birthday and was on the fence about getting it after all the time I put into it.

But no matter how many dozens of hours, I didn’t finish the main quest. Actually, didn’t finish any major quest lines and still had a ton of open quests. Mostly though, I wanted the Switch version out of curiosity. No matter how many videos I’d seen, I just had to see it running for myself on a handheld. I’m impressed. It runs fantastically and looks great. Shouldn’t surprise me as it looked and ran good on the 360 and the Switch is more powerful. Still. And I’m hooked all over again.

?? That does happen on install only. For everything I’ve installed via GP, I’m pretty sure.

Not for me, I install the game, go through all the rigamarole to do so, then when I launch it the game starts then the Xbox permissions thing pops up in the foreground asking if it’s ok to give the game permissions to access xbox stuff, this process at times causes a crash state even for some games, which is fun.

Here this is exactly what I’m talking about, installed this the other day never ran it, so I just launched it.

I think Alistair is saying you should only have to go through that process once per game. So once you give permission for that particular game, it shouldn’t ask you again, unless something changed with a patch or something about what they do with your data, maybe.

That lines up with my experience. I sometimes get that prompt too when I start a game for the first time, don’t recall any game asking for that prompt more than once.