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Carto (Console & PC) ID@Xbox – October 27

Separated from her Granny during a storm, young Carto must use her innate cartography powers to map and manipulate the world around her on her quest to be reunited. As she discovers new “pieces” of the game map, players can rearrange them to shape the levels themselves – unlocking new paths, puzzles, and story moments.

Day of the Tentacle Remastered (Console & PC) – October 29
Released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s groundbreaking Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world! Double Fine’s remastered version is a perfectly preserved piece of puzzle and adventure, and it’s now available with Game Pass! Travel through time and enjoy revamped artwork (or swap back and forth between classic and remastered modes) as you solve puzzles across multiple eras. Day of the Tentacle is an all-time comedy classic and this special edition has been lovingly restored and remade with the care and attention that can only come from involving the game’s original creators.

Five Nights at Freddy’s (Android, Console & PC) ID@Xbox – October 29
The Freddy Fazbear animatronics beloved by thousands of children have always been quirky, especially after hours… Many previous night guards have reported they act almost “possessed”, but that can’t be, they are just machines, right? There is nothing for you to worry about. Play through the original four titles and discover for yourself. Just show up for your night shift and do the job well and everything will be alright. Or will it…

Full Throttle Remastered (Console & PC) – October 29
Originally released by LucasArts in 1995, Full Throttle is a classic graphic adventure game from industry legend Tim Schafer, telling the story of Ben Throttle, a butt-kicking biker caught up in a tale of motorcycles and mayhem. Remastered by the mischievous folks at Double Fine Productions, Full Throttle Remastered features all new hand-drawn artwork and fresh audio. There’s never been a better way to experience this classic piece of adventure game history!

Grim Fandango Remastered (Console & PC) – October 29
One of the most acclaimed adventure games of all time arrives on Xbox Game Pass! Manny Calavera is a travel agent at the Department of Death, selling luxury packages to recently departed souls on their four-year journey to eternal rest. But there’s trouble in paradise: a conspiracy that threatens Manny’s very salvation and the afterlife itself. Originally released by LucasArts in 1998, Grim Fandango’s remastered edition comes care of Double Fine Productions and brings revamped visuals and sounds (including fully orchestrated music) to a beloved classic.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Android) ID@Xbox – October 29
Land, loot and outwit your opponents to become the last player left standing in a thrilling game experience full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping moments. PUBG’s new Season 9 is dropping on October 29 with a new map called Paramo. Cradled hidden among the clouds in the highlands of South America lies Paramo, an ancient land with ancient secrets. Paramo is a 3×3 map with a dynamic world new to PUBG. This dynamic world system alters locations between matches, making every trip to Paramo a unique experience. Take on the Battlegrounds like never before with cloud gaming (Beta) with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

ScourgeBringer (Android) ID@Xbox – October 29
From the developers of NeuroVoider, ScourgeBringer is a fast-paced free-moving roguelite platformer, much like a crossbreed between Dead Cells and Celeste. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious entity wreaked havoc on all humanity, ScourgeBringer puts you in the shoes of the deadliest warrior of her clan: Kyhra. Help her explore the unknown and slash her way through ancient machines guarding the seal of her past, and maybe the redemption of humanity.

Unruly Heroes (Android, Console & PC) ID@Xbox – October 29
Grab your controller and set out on an epic adventure of intrigue and discovery inspired by the timeless 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West.” With its simple to pick up, hard to master combat system across 4 playable characters, evolving gameplay and surprises galore, Unruly Heroes is not your run-of-the-mill action-platformer. Take on the roles of Wukong the Monkey King, Sanzang the Sleepy Monk, Kihong the Greedy Pig and Sandmonk the Sensitive Brute as they travel westward in search of the scattered remnants of the Sacred Scroll. Along the way, whether it be solo or in local co-op, master the combined strength of the heroes and kung-fu fight a diverse lineup of creatures and demons within a colorful hand-drawn fantasy world.

Celeste (Android, Console & PC) ID@Xbox – November 5
Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain.

Comanche (PC) – November 5
Comanche is a modern helicopter shooter set in the near future. You have the choice to delve into the evolving single-player campaign and make a difference in a conflict of global proportions or compete with other Comanche players from all around the world in the explosive, team-based multiplayer modes.

Deep Rock Galactic (Android, Console & PC) ID@Xbox – November 5
A 1 to 4 player co-op FPS featuring badass space Dwarves, 100% destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters. It’s a one-of-a-kind co-op experience with four specialized classes, a plethora of heavy weaponry and high-tech gadgets, and next-level space mining to collect gold, gems, and other precious minerals for your corporate overlords.

Eastshade (Android, Console & PC) ID@Xbox – November 5
You are a travelling painter, exploring the island of Eastshade. Capture the world on canvas using your artist’s easel. Talk to the inhabitants to learn about their lives. Make friends and help those in need. Discover mysteries and uncover secrets about the land. Surmount natural impasses to reach forgotten places. Experience how your actions impact the world around you.

Knights and Bikes (Console & PC) ID@Xbox – November 5
Knights and Bikes is a hand-painted action-adventure for 1 or 2 players, set on a British Island in the 1980s. It’s a coming-of-age story starring Nessa & Demelza, exploring the coasts of Penfurzy on their trusty bikes, looking for a legendary lost treasure in a Goonies-inspired tale of excitement, danger, fun and friendship.

Ark: Survival Evolved: Explorer’s Edition (Android, Console & PC) ID@Xbox – November 17
Combining the base game (already available with Xbox Game Pass) with 3 massive Expansion Packs, Ark: Survival Evolved Explorer’s Edition is an ultimate way to get even more dinosaur action! The Explorer’s Edition gives you access to the mega hit Ark: Survival Evolved as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction expansion packs, adding nearly 900 hours of gameplay! Each DLC is available for individual download as well.

In Case You Missed It

Gonner2 (Console & PC) ID@Xbox – Available Now

The altruistic and unexpected hero Ikk is back and this time Death needs his help. Journey your way through deep dark chaotic places with unimaginable sparks of color as you go on a mission to help Death rid a mysterious presence from her lair. Battle crazy bosses, lose your head (a lot), in this messy, cute, fast-paced procedurally-generated platformer. In addition to the single-player journey to help Death, play the party co-op mode so you and your friends can lose your heads together!

Dishonored 2 (Android) – Available Now
Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2. Play your way in a world where mysticism and industry collide. Will you choose to play as Empress Emily Kaldwin or the royal protector, Corvo Attano? Will you make your way through the game unseen, make full use of its brutal combat system, or use a blend of both? How will you combine your character’s unique set of powers, weapons and gadgets to eliminate your enemies? The story responds to your choices, leading to intriguing outcomes as you play through each of the game’s handcrafted missions.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Android & Console) – Available Now
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of a fast-paced, ever-evolving multiplayer experience grounded in the selection of unique operators. Using the right mix of tactics and destruction, Rainbow Six teams engage their enemies in sieges, where both sides have exclusive skills and gadgets at their disposal. Defenders prepare by transforming the environments around them into modern strongholds, while attackers use recon drones to gain intel for carefully planning their assault. Through the constant addition of new operators and maps that add to the depth of both strategy and combat, the unpredictability of each round of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege sets a new bar for intensity and competition in gaming.

Vambrace: Cold Soul (Android) – Available Now
Vambrace: Cold Soul is a narrative-driven game filled with memorable characters, brutal challenges, and deep strategy. To succeed, you must choose perceptive party leaders, camp to recuperate, navigate strange encounters, and survive deadly combat. Will you scavenge for supplies to sell or use them to craft new items for your next expedition? The surface of Icenaire is cold and unforgiving. So, prepare your party well before departing…lest you join the cursed city’s undead.

New Xbox Touch Controls for Cloud Gaming (Beta)

Xbox touch controls unlock more ways to play via cloud gaming (Beta) with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on your Android phone or tablet. Last month we launched our first game with touch controls, Minecraft Dungeons; a big thank you to everyone in the community for your feedback! If you missed it, last week we announced 10 additional games in our library featuring Xbox touch controls!

  • Dead Cells
  • Gucamelee! 2
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Hotshot Racing
  • Killer Instinct
  • New Super Lucky’s Tale
  • Slay The Spire
  • Streets of Rage 4
  • Tell Me Why
  • UnderMine
DLC / Game Updates

Ark: Fear Evolved 4 Event – Until November 6

A blood moon is rising! The Ark: Fear Evolved 4 event is coming, delivering candy corn, spooky skeletons, randomly spawning gravestones, scarecrows and pumpkin patches. From October 27 to November 6, the community’s most requested event will be active for Ark Survivors on Xbox.

Dead by Daylight: The Eternal Blight Event – Until November 4
Launched with this Tome is a time-limited in-game event called The Eternal Blight which is available starting October 21 until November 4. This event features returning Survivor items, Halloween themed charms, offerings and themed in-game content, plus new Survivor and Killer addons including the very first universal Killer add-on. Finally, players would be remiss to not take advantage of the giant Halloween sale on outfits in the in-game store.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Witches Festival – Until November 3
The Elder Scrolls Online’s most ghoulish gala returns – the Witches Festival! Partake (if you dare) and receive repulsive rewards in the form of spooky Plunder Skulls, double XP, collectibles and more. This in-game event will run until Thursday, November 3.

Fallout 76: Fasnacht Parade (October 30 – November 2)
Fasnacht Parade is a repeatable Seasonal Event that begins October 30 and runs every hour until November 2. Speak with the Master of Ceremonies in Helvetia to join your fellow dwellers in aiding the town’s robotic shopkeepers as they set up for the annual parade. Help them complete a variety of party prep activities, like playing musical instruments, decorating the town, and more. Once everything is ready, the dutiful Protectrons will line up to begin the Fasnacht Parade. Keep them safe on their route to earn rewards, like fantastic Fasnacht Masks. Trade and collect Fasnacht Masks while they are still around.

Minecraft Dungeons Apocalypse Plus Difficulty & Spooky Fall Limited Time Event
For Minecraft Dungeons players who aren´t afraid of a challenge, the free update coming to the game on October 26 will make their dreams (or nightmares) come true. The update will introduce the new Apocalypse Plus feature, which adds a harder difficulty mode where mobs are meaner, faster and more powerful than ever. And starting on that day, and through November 3, you´ll be able to experience the creepy trials of the Spooky Fall event. The time-limited Seasonal Trials will bring new challenges – and new rewards! The prizes for surviving these supernatural trials will be ultra-exclusive gear and weapons that are a must-have for this spooky season. Make sure you join in the frightful festivities before time is up!

Secret Neighbor Halloween Update
Secret Neighbor is getting a major update that adds new features to the Xbox One version: the new Neighbor class adds an extra layer of challenge; a darker visual presentation and Halloween decorations deliver a spooky experience to the players. Alongside that, the new major update contains plenty of quality of life improvements as well as some new content for players to enjoy.

State of Decay 2 Swine & Bovine Outfit
State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition has a new outfit called the Swine & Bovine, a grungy mechanic jumpsuit + welder’s mask that will be available as an in-game bounty. All players have to do is log into the game between October 28 and November 4, and it will be automatically added to their closet!

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks

Perks are getting into the Halloween spirit! Enjoy this huge batch of new Perks to close out your spooky October. Don’t forget to claim your Perks by going to your Perks gallery on your Xbox One console, Xbox App on Windows 10 PC, or the Xbox Game Pass mobile app on iOS and Android.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Available October 29)
We have two brand new packs for you! Grab the October Horror Pack, including the highly requested Bloody Nurse costume and other goodies like the [BattleStat] Rip Tide – SKS weapon skin and 20,000BP. Also, pick up the Flower Child Pack, including theFlower Child costume setand get 5 levels for your Survivor Pass. Plus, show off your Chicken Dinner with the Victory Dance emote!

Dead by Daylight (Available October 29, Not available in South Korea)
Claim your Curtain Call Bundle for Dead by Daylight including 2 characters, the Clown (Killer) and Kate Denson (Survivor) and get free cosmetics for both of them!

Warframe (Available October 29)
Blaze into Warframe with the Gauss Bundle! Includes a free Warframe, rifle, and cosmetic.

“Warm Bodies” – Free Movie Rental (Available October 29, US only)
Watch this zombie comedy for Halloween! A funny new twist on a classic love story, “Warm Bodies” is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. Enjoy this free rental on Microsoft Movies & TV.

Xbox Game Pass Quests

Complete dozens of October Quests before they disappear on November 1! Redeem points for more months of Xbox Game Pass memberships, Xbox gift cards and giveaway entries by accomplishing your daily, weekly and monthly quests on your console or Game Pass mobile app!

Here are a few of our scary Quests:

  • Blair Witch – Evil hides in the woods; play the game for 25 points
  • State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition – Kill 25 zombies for 50 points (Ultimate members)
Leaving Soon

We’re here to make sure your backlog is always packed with amazing games to play, but it might be worth reprioritizing these games leaving soon before they go. As always, you can buy the game and use your Xbox Game Pass membership discount to save up to 20%!

Leaving October 30

  • After Party (Console)
  • LEGO Star Wars III (Console)
  • Rise & Shine (Console)
  • Tacoma (Console & PC)
  • The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game (Console & PC)
  • The Red Strings Club (PC)
Spooky season is upon us, so get your download queues ready for something spooky or soothing depending on how easily you scare like me! While you’re down here, be sure to stay plugged into our social channels for news and updates: Xbox Game Pass PC news on Twitter, and Ultimate and console news on Twitter and Instagram. See you next time!
 
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I could of sworn I read that River City Girls was coming to GP. Wonder why it hasn’t arrived? Cool little beat em up.
 

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Three of my all time fav games added at once on Gamepass (Full Throttle, Grim Fandango and Maniac Mansion 2).
O-S-O-M
 
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It's been really quiet for me since RDR2. Was hoping for Control and Sekiro at some point but them having new editions coming out probably means that is not happening anytime soon.
 

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Microsoft are missing a trick with GP.

If they want me to sign up for life then they need to get third party AAA titles on Gamepass from day one. Also they need to stay on Gamepass for life. None of this in and out of rotation BS. I don't want to pay for a service where a game can vanish before I'm done with it.
 

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Never checked the full list as I dont have xbone, but did now of curiosity

3-4 games on that list that I would want to play, maybe 5-10 games that are good but I already own on other platforms.

And those 3-4 games are so old that I could buy used copies for 5€ each.

Probably some more that are good but never heard, and I would not pay more than 1-9€ for most of them.

Conclusion: GP would not offer much for me, so it is not as incredible as people claim, to all of us. ~250 games is a lot, but if player wants only handfull = not so valuable list

Good for them that find tens of interesting games!
 

jshackles

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Never checked the full list as I dont have xbone, but did now of curiosity

3-4 games on that list that I would want to play, maybe 5-10 games that are good but I already own on other platforms.

And those 3-4 games are so old that I could buy used copies for 5€ each.

Probably some more that are good but never heard, and I would not pay more than 1-9€ for most of them.

Conclusion: GP would not offer much for me, so it is not as incredible as people claim, to all of us. ~250 games is a lot, but if player wants only handfull = not so valuable list

Good for them that find tens of interesting games!
Game Pass isn't for everyone, that's true. You said there are 5-10 games that you had interest in on the service but you already owned on other platforms so you're already on the other side of the value proposition for the service. Now imagine if you didn't own those 10 games and could have played them via Game Pass. Even those 3-4 games you could buy used copies of for 5€ that's still 15-20€ which is more than the price of a month of Game Pass. As long as you could subscribe - play the games you're interested in - then unsubscribe, you'd still be coming out ahead with a short subscription.

I'm kinda in the same boat as you (I have 450+ games on Xbox, thousands of digital games on other platforms) yet I still stay subscribed to Game Pass because there are still a lot of games on the service I find interesting. Stuff like Streets of Rage 4 or Blair Witch that launched on GP day one are always a nice bonus too.
 
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I don't want to pay for a service where a game can vanish before I'm done with it.
then the service is probably not for you and your best value is to just save your money and buy games that you're confident you will want to play and finish at your leisure.
Gamepass is best suited as an 'extended' demo type service, where you can try titles to see if you like them then buy at a discount if you like them. Or, if you have the free time, finish them within 2-3 months and move on to the next title.
 

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Has there been any talk of Microsoft Flight Sim for the xbox one or series x?
As weird as it sounds, I saw them reply to a comment about that same question, on a MS Flight Sim video, saying they were gonna announce something about it eventually.
It was a video on the official Xbox channel
 

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Game Pass is really starting to remind me of those stupid Humble Bundles some PC players obsess over. Like it's so much fodder that youd never purchase IRL, but suddenly you have to have it because its bundled with a copy of Devil May Cry V or something.

I see the appeal, especially for first party, but ultimately I think I'm better off just buying the few games I know I'll actually play.

I guess you sub to Game Pass for the first party and just kinda enjoy the rest as supplemental titles which may or may not remain on the service. That's not so bad I guess.
 
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Game Pass is really starting to remind me of those stupid Humble Bundles some PC players obsess over. Like it's so much fodder that youd never purchase IRL, but suddenly you have to have it because its bundled with a copy of Devil May Cry V or something.

I see the appeal, especially for first party, but ultimately I think I'm better off just buying the few games I know I'll actually play.

I guess you sub to Game Pass for the first party and just kinda enjoy the rest as supplemental titles which may or may not remain on the service. That's not so bad I guess.
At least I got to keep my humble bundles.
 

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Nothing for me, was great for a few months at least.
 

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Never checked the full list as I dont have xbone, but did now of curiosity

3-4 games on that list that I would want to play, maybe 5-10 games that are good but I already own on other platforms.

And those 3-4 games are so old that I could buy used copies for 5€ each.

Probably some more that are good but never heard, and I would not pay more than 1-9€ for most of them.

Conclusion: GP would not offer much for me, so it is not as incredible as people claim, to all of us. ~250 games is a lot, but if player wants only handfull = not so valuable list

Good for them that find tens of interesting games!
Did you check EA Play's list as well? That's included from next gen launch.

The main advantage of Game Pass is first party titles releasing there day in date. These titles, also, stay permanently.
 

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Three of my all time fav games added at once on Gamepass (Full Throttle, Grim Fandango and Maniac Mansion 2).
O-S-O-M
I bought these on PS4 and never thought they would come to Xbox (this was all before Double Fine was bought out). I love that these are coming to Xbox and are available for Game Pass on day one!
 
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Microsoft are missing a trick with GP.

If they want me to sign up for life then they need to get third party AAA titles on Gamepass from day one. Also they need to stay on Gamepass for life. None of this in and out of rotation BS. I don't want to pay for a service where a game can vanish before I'm done with it.
Lol that's not "missing a trick". I'm sure everyone's thought of that absolutely ideal situation.

The trick will be in figuring out how they pay third parties for all that content to be available all the time, without having to raise the price of Gamepass through the roof.
 

TeezzyD

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At least I got to keep my humble bundles.
I had actually misunderstood how Game Pass worked when I first got it. For whatever reason, I was under the assumption that as long as I had a game saved to my console or external and was still subbed to the service, that I'd be able to play it, even it it were removed eventually.

That wasnt the case, and I realized I dont play through things quickly enough to make proper use of the service. Same for Humble Bundle in a sense.

More power to those that do though. Both provide great deals overall.
 
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I bought these on PS4 and never thought they would come to Xbox (this was all before Double Fine was bought out). I love that these are coming to Xbox and are available for Game Pass on day one!
Yeah, it was kind of a shame that these classic PC games were not available earlier on Xbox, but alas, here we are now.
 
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Several great additions for Gamepass... just because we own a lot of this stuff doesn't mean it isn't good content. I'm especially liking that roundup of Halloween event perks and stuff. Will look at that with Minecraft Dungeons event with the kiddos.
 

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Lol that's not "missing a trick". I'm sure everyone's thought of that absolutely ideal situation.

The trick will be in figuring out how they pay third parties for all that content to be available all the time, without having to raise the price of Gamepass through the roof.
Microsoft are one of the richest companies on earth. They could afford the hit for a year or so until people started to sub. Could you imagine how many subs they'd get with that type of service?
 

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*edit* nvm that was brain dead 13 or something like that.
 
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Lol that's not "missing a trick". I'm sure everyone's thought of that absolutely ideal situation.

The trick will be in figuring out how they pay third parties for all that content to be available all the time, without having to raise the price of Gamepass through the roof.
GamePass Ultimate is already close to $200 every year. Of course, the vast majority of us paid $1, but MS is counting on us to forget to cancel when our subscription time elapses.
 

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I have replayed Grim Fandango and Full Throttle on PC recently, but Day of the Tentacle is a go on Gamepass.

Deep Rock Galactic sounds perfect for my weekly co op sessions with my sister and brother. I feel like I should check out Celeste to see if it lives up to the hype.
 

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Microsoft are one of the richest companies on earth. They could afford the hit for a year or so until people started to sub. Could you imagine how many subs they'd get with that type of service?
Oh everyone would subscribe to it, most people would probably swap platforms for it.

Which would lead to third parties wanting a bigger cut because no one would be buying the games anymore, so they need to make up for it.

As you say Microsoft are one of the richest companies in the world. If they thought it was just as simple as taking a hit for a year they'd of done it already.
 

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Yeah, it was kind of a shame that these classic PC games were not available earlier on Xbox, but alas, here we are now.
The thing that surprised/disappointed me was the original Maniac Mansion in the Day of the Tentacle. I had never played the PC version and had only played it on the NES. The NES version has so much amazing music that makes the game for me, and it’s nowhere on the PC version. Other than that, I will definitely play through them again!
 

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Does Deep Rock Galactic scale with the number of players? I only intend to play it with 1 friend and I don't want to play with two other randoms.
 

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Grim Fandango is one of those games i always wanted to play and now i finally will. I'm assuming it's better with a mouse and keyboard?
 

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The thing that surprised/disappointed me was the original Maniac Mansion in the Day of the Tentacle. I had never played the PC version and had only played it on the NES. The NES version has so much amazing music that makes the game for me, and it’s nowhere on the PC version. Other than that, I will definitely play through them again!
Interesting. My first time playing MM was in C64, though I have a quite blurry recall of that. I dont even recall if it was 16 color or just CGA.
Regarding MM2, I played it originally without audio lol. I got my Sound Blaster some time after I finished it.
 
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Grim Fandango is one of those games i always wanted to play and now i finally will. I'm assuming it's better with a mouse and keyboard?
Yes, and a walkthrough handy. The dialog, music, acting, plot and artwork are amazing. Some of the puzzles are really fun, but a few take the difficulty too far.

Edit: now that I think of it, you control the character directly; it not a point-and-click exactly, so a controller might actually be better. That's how I did it back in the day on PC.
 
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Oh everyone would subscribe to it, most people would probably swap platforms for it.

Which would lead to third parties wanting a bigger cut because no one would be buying the games anymore, so they need to make up for it.

As you say Microsoft are one of the richest companies in the world. If they thought it was just as simple as taking a hit for a year they'd of done it already.
Nah. If I was in charge of MS that's how I'd run Gamepass.

Phase one would be to throw six months free Gamepass with every Xbox console sale.

Phase 2

to keep people subbed I'd also ensure that all MS exclusive games and a few TP titles were exclusive to Gamepass. No physical disc, not option to purchase via download or Steam. No. If you want the game then you sign up for life. Stop paying? Then bam. You've lost you're whole library until you sub again. I'd also add a clause that states if you do not sign up again within a year you lose your library for good.

Phase 3 - increase the price to £70 per month, or the cost of one game. It's still an amazing deal, but you're getting thousands of games for the cost of one. Microsoft is then getting £840 per year, for just one person.

£840 a person? Now take into consideration that hundreds of millions would sign up to this and that is how you pay for the third party content.

Boom.

Microsoft. Sign me up!
 

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Will definitely play Celeste. That's probably it. Still excited thougj.
Me too always on my todo list.

Also want to try the old lucasarts games.
Tried trim fandango and kinds liked it. Very obtuse puzzle game. I hear day of the Tentacle is much better in puzzles.
 

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Me too always on my todo list.

Also want to try the old lucasarts games.
Tried trim fandango and kinds liked it. Very obtuse puzzle game. I hear day of the Tentacle is much better in puzzles.
Me too. I know I'll like Celeste.

Last game I played like Day of the Tentacle was the Monkey Island Remakes, which I enjoyed. Might give it a shot but I'd be surprised if it grabs me.
 

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Don't particularly fancy any of these offerings.

Enjoyed Celeste (was a gold game previously) until it got too hard about 2/3 of the way through. So I enabled all the cheats and sailed through it 😂. Felt really dirty!
 
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Started dishonered 2 yesterday and I’m loving it so far. Always regretted not playing the first one. Now I regret it even more after starting this.
 

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Will definitely play Celeste. That's probably it. Still excited thougj.
Ya it’s amazing TBH. Just an amazing platformer overall. You’ll never get stuck on what to do or where to go. The only thing in your way is challenging platforming. Die and try again instantly. No bullshit at all
 
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Awesome. It's funny how some of my favorite new games are similar to games I loved growing up. Independent developers are doing such a great job recapturing/improving upon what made 2d platformers so much fun.

The Messenger
Super Meat Boy
Hollow Knight
Shovel Knight

Im sure I've forgotten some. They all scratch the same itch and its hard for me personally to burn out on them.

To stay on topic, just scrolling through gamepass list, I'd be welcome to more retro inspired 2d platformers and action games for gamepass.

I havent played Ori yet and that is my bad...