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Are Xbox Series X owners feeling deflated already?


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2 hours ago, Chris_B_SWFC said:


Not sure if it helps mate, but a couple of months back I bought 1 month GamePass Ultimate off CDkeys for £12. I found that if I logged into my Xbox account on my PC redeemed the code on the web browser, by turning on auto-renew it turned the 1 month into 2 months for free. 
 

Not sure if that’s still working, but might be a good deal while you look for a better one. 
 

 

Obviously I turned off auto-renew ten seconds later lol 


Have you got the Series X mate? 
 

Mine has just been dispatched now from Amazon. Wasn’t expecting it for another 10 days. 

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7 hours ago, Wath-owl said:

Ok, so now I’ve managed to bag myself one of these bad boys, what are the best deals on Gamepass right now?

 

Are there any loopholes where you can end up stacking 20 years of Gamepass for £3.50 or owt like that? 

Not sure if it still works, but I bought a year of gold and converted it to game pass for £1. Can stack up to 3 years.

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6 hours ago, Wath-owl said:


Have you got the Series X mate? 
 

Mine has just been dispatched now from Amazon. Wasn’t expecting it for another 10 days. 


Not yet mate. I got Gamepass mainly for the PC stuff. Was very tempted the other day when I had one in my Amazon basket for a couple of hours, but managed to resist. Probably sensible as I have no idea what I’d play on it anyway.

 

I’ll still probably end up getting one before the end of the year and it’ll just be my Gamepass machine. 

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On 30/06/2021 at 05:25, lee81 said:

Not sure if it still works, but I bought a year of gold and converted it to game pass for £1. Can stack up to 3 years.


Just done this now. Bought 3 years of Xbox Live Gold for £120 from CD Keys, and converted it to Gamepass Ultimate for £1. 
 

3 years of exclusive games, day 1, in addition to the rest of the back catalogue… for the price of 2 retail games. It beggars belief how they can afford to do this, but I ain’t complaining. 
 

Just a shame that you can only stack 3 years because I would happily have stacked 10 if I could. 

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54 minutes ago, Wath-owl said:


Just done this now. Bought 3 years of Xbox Live Gold for £120 from CD Keys, and converted it to Gamepass Ultimate for £1. 
 

3 years of exclusive games, day 1, in addition to the rest of the back catalogue… for the price of 2 retail games. It beggars belief how they can afford to do this, but I ain’t complaining. 
 

Just a shame that you can only stack 3 years because I would happily have stacked 10 if I could. 

Absolutely.

Only reason I got 1 year is that it just sounded too good to be true. Got to wait until it's expired now before I do it again.

Try Ori and the Will of the Wisps out if you haven't already, one of the best looking games I've ever played.

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16 minutes ago, lee81 said:

Absolutely.

Only reason I got 1 year is that it just sounded too good to be true. Got to wait until it's expired now before I do it again.

Try Ori and the Will of the Wisps out if you haven't already, one of the best looking games I've ever played.


Will do. I played Ori and the Blind Forest on Switch and really enjoyed it. 
 

First 2 games I’ve downloaded are Octopath Traveller and Forza Horizon 4. 

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1 hour ago, Wath-owl said:


Just done this now. Bought 3 years of Xbox Live Gold for £120 from CD Keys, and converted it to Gamepass Ultimate for £1.  



I don't understand what this means - how do you do it and what does it cost?


 


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7 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:



I don't understand what this means - how do you do it and what does it cost?


You purchase 3 years worth of Xbox Live Gold. 12 month membership is available at CD Keys for £40, so I bought 3 of those and redeemed the codes on the Xbox Store. Total cost £120
 

https://www.cdkeys.com/xbox-live/memberships/12-month-xbox-live-gold-membership-xbox-one-360-eu-cd-key

 

Then you follow the following link and convert your Xbox Live membership into Gamepass Ultimate for £1. 
 

https://www.xbox.com/en-GB/live/gold/upgrade

 

That’s all there is to it. 3 years of Gamepass Ultimate for £121. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Wath-owl said:


You purchase 3 years worth of Xbox Live Gold. 12 month membership is available at CD Keys for £40, so I bought 3 of those and redeemed the codes on the Xbox Store. Total cost £120
 

https://www.cdkeys.com/xbox-live/memberships/12-month-xbox-live-gold-membership-xbox-one-360-eu-cd-key

 

Then you follow the following link and convert your Xbox Live membership into Gamepass Ultimate for £1. 
 

https://www.xbox.com/en-GB/live/gold/upgrade

 

That’s all there is to it. 3 years of Gamepass Ultimate for £121. 

 



Got ya - that's amazing thank you!


 


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5 hours ago, Wath-owl said:


Just done this now. Bought 3 years of Xbox Live Gold for £120 from CD Keys, and converted it to Gamepass Ultimate for £1. 
 

3 years of exclusive games, day 1, in addition to the rest of the back catalogue… for the price of 2 retail games. It beggars belief how they can afford to do this, but I ain’t complaining. 
 

Just a shame that you can only stack 3 years because I would happily have stacked 10 if I could. 


That’s ridiculous. Just insane value for money there. You could quite easily not spend another penny on that console until 2024.

 

Mad. 

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1 hour ago, Chris_B_SWFC said:


That’s ridiculous. Just insane value for money there. You could quite easily not spend another penny on that console until 2024.

 

Mad. 


I honestly don’t think I will now.

 

It’s 100% a Gamepass machine for me. 

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Another thing to look at is the Microsoft Rewards program.

 

You essentially get points for doing stuff across Microsoft platforms that can be exchanged for vouchers. Spending money on the Xbox store, playing games via GamePass, using Bing on your phone or laptop to search etc.. will all contribute points. You might find that you've got a bunch of points already depending on how much you've used GamePass. There is a Microsoft Rewards app on the Xbox itself which is worth a look and will give you little tasks to do that will chuck you some points.

 

I'm at a point now where I barely buy any games outside of GamePass. I've got £20 knocked off the price of F1 2021 releasing next week, and will have at least another £10 to knock off FIFA and Battlefield when they release, just from using MS Rewards. 

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2 hours ago, alanharper said:

Anyone desperate for a Series X, there are some in stock at Smyths Meadowhall, click and collect on their website. 

 

Be quick, there were 15 in about 10 minutes ago, now down to 5. Ordered mine! 



Ah man - out of stock again now ha ha

VERY have some in stock


 


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34 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:



Ah man - out of stock again now ha ha

VERY have some in stock

Have you got one yet, or a PS5? 


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2 hours ago, @owlstalk said:



Ah man - out of stock again now ha ha

VERY have some in stock

 

Picked it up and the lad behind the counter said it's the first stock they've had in for months, and they all went in minutes. I was amazingly lucky to be on the site just as the stock updated, it was only in stock in a couple of places miles away, but did one last optimistic search for Sheffield before I left the site and up it popped with 15+ in stock at Meadowhall Retail Parklol

 

Got it set up and downloading stuff now, only remembered when I went on Game Pass that I can play Flight Simulator on it.  Well I can in about 3 weeks when it's downloaded the 141GB... 

 

 

 

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