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Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with deals from Microsoft, where the Xbox Lunar New Year Sale is on now with up to 70% off select Xbox digital games.

There are over 400 games on sale and we've listed a handful of titles to provide some gaming inspiration.

The Xbox Lunar New Year Sale is effective online until January 31. All video games are digital and available for download immediately after purchase on supported consoles.

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    • sw3 is a nice surprise, it was on my wishlist :) because i missed the time it was on ps now
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    • Madden NFL 23 will come to PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate via EA Play on February 9.

      On the same day, SD Gundam Battle Alliance will be made available on cloud, console and PC.

      The following week, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord will arrive on February 14, followed by Cities: Skylines Remastered on February 15.

      Shadow Warrior 3: Definitive Edition will follow on February 16, with Atomic Heart arriving on February 21.

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    • Hot Wheels Unleashed was a free game on PS+ Basic a few months ago.
      Free to keep in your PS+ library as long as you manually added it to your account.

      I find Hi-Fi Rush overrated. Too many tutorials and a clashing colour scheme. It is like a slightly better Gravity Rush. You should not have to do a 20 + second rhythm timing mini game to flip switches or open things up.

      The port of Goldeneye from the N64 version is on there now but kind of pointless because it does not have the multiplayer mode. It might have been worth playing the singleplayer if it was the more realistic remake that got cancelled for XBox 360.


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    • Hot Wheels Unleashed GOTY is finally out as of last night. I've played a handful of stages, it has pretty great presentation and visuals but the actual racing feels a bit shallow with AI ranging between too easy or too hard/cheap with no satisfying middle ground while half the cars feel useless on any difficulty above easy, I can only imagine how meta exploitative multiplayer is. Seems fun enough to casually play through the campaign though

      On a side note this is another recent Game Pass addition where I figured a simple game like this must be like $30-$40 tops to own only to discover the base version is $70 while this GOTY version on Game Pass is $120. Bruh I have no idea how people stomach the cost of these basic average games on other platforms. I'm sure they go on sale but jfc man, videogames have to be easily the most overvalued form of entertainment.
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    • Mouse & keyboard.
      The older X360 controller need an adapter and not even sure if Win11 supports it. I was on Win7 last I used that.
      But these new ones are on sale $15Off, come in a variety of colors and use Bluetooth as well
      Thanks for the info. I checked Amazon. They're being sold for the same price over there.
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    • Mouse & keyboard.
      The older X360 controller need an adapter and not even sure if Win11 supports it. I was on Win7 last I used that.
      But these new ones are on sale $15Off, come in a variety of colors and use Bluetooth as well
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    • It works both ways, you can download/install and you can also stream. You can use an Xbox controller and/or m&k combo if you install the game. I would say maximize your GamePass using the 1:1 conversion from Gold, if you're gonna use the service
      M&K combo? What's that?
      Would an old Xbox 360 controller work fine?
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    • So I finally got me a new laptop with Windows 11 installed. Noticed xbox gamepads is available. And I'm wondering, how does this thing work? Do you download or stream the games? And what controller is gonna work if I'm playing from the laptop?
      It works both ways, you can download/install and you can also stream. You can use an Xbox controller and/or m&k combo if you install the game. I would say maximize your GamePass using the 1:1 conversion from Gold, if you're gonna use the service
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    • So I finally got me a new laptop with Windows 11 installed. Noticed xbox gamepads is available. And I'm wondering, how does this thing work? Do you download or stream the games? And what controller is gonna work if I'm playing from the laptop?
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    • Requiem was amazing, better than the first one, but I don't think I would replay it on 60fps, didn't even know there was an upcoming update for that. I did play some of it on my newly built gaming PC, but ultimately, I played most of it and finished on the XSX. Again, great game

      Played innocence and requiem back to back. 100% agree, these games are amazing. Some of the vistas in requiem are jaw dropping, to the point where I found myself spending too much time E3 slow panning lol. Played innocence on PS5 and enjoyed the haptics. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the PC version of requiem supports the feature as well. Can't wait to see what Asobo does next.
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    • Requiem was amazing, better than the first one, but I don't think I would replay it on 60fps, didn't even know there was an upcoming update for that. I did play some of it on my newly built gaming PC, but ultimately, I played most of it and finished on the XSX. Again, great game
      nothing official and I'm going entirely on rumors and speculation that it could be coming. Either way if it doesn't I'll have to just wait to eventually play it on a better PC because I can't get into it on XSX even with the VRR mode, the framerate is just too jarring coming from all these other 60-120fps games I've been playing.
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    • I believe the fine print says it's only for those who don't already have a subscription to Apple TV+ or Apple Music.
      I don't have any sub on Apple TV+ and Music now.
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    • A bit off topic here...I noticed on the game pass perks that there are 3 months of Apple Music and 6 months of Apple TV+. Can you stack those free months on top of Apple's own free offering? I got 6 months free of Apple Music from their Airpods Pro.

      Thanks.
      I believe the fine print says it's only for those who don't already have a subscription to Apple TV+ or Apple Music.
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    • Hifi Rush is really fun, did not expect that at all. It's really refreshing to see AA games of this quality show up on Game Pass.
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    • A bit off topic here...I noticed on the game pass perks that there are 3 months of Apple Music and 6 months of Apple TV+. Can you stack those free months on top of Apple's own free offering? I got 6 months free of Apple Music from their Airpods Pro.

      Thanks.
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    • What game are you trying to play via cloud. I don't believe all games are available that way.


      Requiem was amazing, better than the first one, but I don't think I would replay it on 60fps, didn't even know there was an upcoming update for that. I did play some of it on my newly built gaming PC, but ultimately, I played most of it and finished on the XSX. Again, great game
      Ok I found out what the issue is. I am sharing gamepass with another account on my xbox. I named the xbox as the main source. This way I can share games pass BUT on my main account I have no access to it. I can only play cloud on the other account. The one where I added game pass. I will have to ask xbox as I am suppose to be able to use my long time account for any game pass etc. its kinda confusing.
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    • Is and has cloud gaming been down? I only see a “install” button. Thanks
      What game are you trying to play via cloud. I don't believe all games are available that way.
      Ori and The Will Of The Wisps, Halo Infinite Campaign, Psychonauts 2, It Takes Two, Immortals Fenyx Rising. A Plague Tale 2 is apparently good but I'm holding off for a 60fps update.

      Lots of other not AAA stuff worth checking out though like Life Is Strange True Colors, Trek To Yomi, High On Life, Lost In Random, Powerwash Sim, The Ascent, Shredders Revenge to name a handful
      Requiem was amazing, better than the first one, but I don't think I would replay it on 60fps, didn't even know there was an upcoming update for that. I did play some of it on my newly built gaming PC, but ultimately, I played most of it and finished on the XSX. Again, great game
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    • Wondering what are the best AAA GamePass/EA Play games that actually came out during this generation since 2020?

      I see a good selection of sports/racing games but what about campaign mode types? So far on there I see:

      Deathloop
      Guardians of The Galaxy
      Yakuza Like A Dragon
      Gears 5
      Ori and The Will Of The Wisps, Halo Infinite Campaign, Psychonauts 2, It Takes Two, Immortals Fenyx Rising. A Plague Tale 2 is apparently good but I'm holding off for a 60fps update.

      Lots of other not AAA stuff worth checking out though like Life Is Strange True Colors, Trek To Yomi, High On Life, Lost In Random, Powerwash Sim, The Ascent, Shredders Revenge to name a handful
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    • Is and has cloud gaming been down? I only see a “install” button. Thanks
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    • Wondering what are the best AAA GamePass/EA Play games that actually came out during this generation since 2020?

      I see a good selection of sports/racing games but what about campaign mode types? So far on there I see:

      Deathloop
      Guardians of The Galaxy
      Yakuza Like A Dragon
      Gears 5
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    • I'm getting "the day before" vibes here...
      I don't really understand the internet being upset about this game. It looks like they didn't crowdfund or presell any copies, it's just a developer working with a publisher and the game got delayed? Maybe I'm missing context here or something. Do they have a Gamepass deal?

      With all of this praise for Hi-Fi Rush I will definitely have to check it out this weekend.

      Going to stump for Chained Echoes which I am just wrapping up. It's a love letter to classic JRPGs but with enough modernization to keep it engaging. There's a lot of Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy and even Xenogears in there. The story is really layered, the characterization is solid and it's refreshing to play a JRPG with some swearing in the script. The turn based combat is pretty fun, though I would recommend people use the larger Overdrive bar option as the default is really unforgiving. Very solid 25-30 hour game, enough side content to dig into but doesn't overstay its welcome. Can't recommend it enough.
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    • Never heard of this game before right now but "The Day Before is an open-world MMO survival set in a deadly, post-pandemic America overrun by flesh-hungry infected and survivors killing each other for food, weapons, and cars." 😴😴😴. Don't think I'd play this even if it came to Game Pass lmao
      It's this game everyone is talking about right now. It's been hyped for two years, with doctored gameplay videos posted on youtube with assets ripped from other games, the most wishlisted game on Steam, delayed multiple time, it was supposed to be released in just over a month, was de-listed from Steam 2 days ago... and now people are thinking the game doesn't really exist...
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    • I'm getting "the day before" vibes here...
      Never heard of this game before right now but "The Day Before is an open-world MMO survival set in a deadly, post-pandemic America overrun by flesh-hungry infected and survivors killing each other for food, weapons, and cars." 😴😴😴. Don't think I'd play this even if it came to Game Pass lmao
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    • My ultimate lapsed but upped for 3 months. Now It looks like I can’t play or launch cloud games. Whats the trick?
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    • Straight up all these other game companies and publisher who hype games for years with fake promises and doctored trailers just for it be more of the same shit I already played with a $90 price tag can get out of my face forever
      I'm getting "the day before" vibes here...
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    • Bro where the hell did this HI-FI Rush game even come from? I'm late to the party here but WTF? You're telling me it's possible to just be completely quiet, not advertise or overhype anything, just drop a quality game at an affordable price in addition to game pass and have it be this high quality and well received out the gate?!

      Straight up all these other game companies and publisher who hype games for years with fake promises and doctored trailers just for it be more of the same shit I already played with a $90 price tag can get out of my face forever
      I think the beauty of GamePass is that it allows some internal studios to quietly work on stuff like this and not have to overhype it ahead of schedule to sell preorders, because they've already secured the bag from Microsoft. And as long as they deliver something that can cater to audiences subscribed to the service, then it's a win. Obviously, it doesn't always work out where smaller games don't find their footing - like what we saw with Bleeding Edge by Ninja Theory for example. But that was a different beast that was multiplayer only, and for those games, you need a dedicated fanbase to keep it alive.

      That said, I hope this encourages MS to continue to put money into studios that have new ideas, and allow them to test the market with games that are wildly different from what those studios have put out before. Who would've thought the folks who made The Evil Within and Ghostwire Tokyo had it in them to do something like this?
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    • @ReeGee but is it organic enough and sustainable. Are you sure those developers are not starving.
      Anyway, I'm looking forward to playing it some more when I have time. Definitely a console game over PC, especially with a proper home theater setup. That soundtrack.....
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    • Bro where the hell did this HI-FI Rush game even come from? I'm late to the party here but WTF? You're telling me it's possible to just be completely quiet, not advertise or overhype anything, just drop a quality game at an affordable price in addition to game pass and have it be this high quality and well received out the gate?!

      Straight up all these other game companies and publisher who hype games for years with fake promises and doctored trailers just for it be more of the same shit I already played with a $90 price tag can get out of my face forever
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    • Well there you go. Freedom given for devs to make what they like, and Bethesda chose to have it shadow dropped. I'm surprised it isn't a full price game. If it was coming from anyone else it likely would have been $70USD.

      I've played the 2nd level and it just keeps getting better and better. It doesn't look like it's going to be a short game either.

      https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/16186 ... 58048?s=20
      Yeah it's crazy this game is only 40$ (especially in light of High on Life launching at 80$)

      The Campaign is apparently ~12 hours to beat and it sounds like there is multiple challenge modes and stuff that unlock at the end.

      I played some more last night and I still remain supremely impressed,
      I was a little worried the gameplay could get stale fairly quickly but they keep slowly layering mechanics onto your character and adding to your arsenal to constantly evolve the gameplay and flow of combat.
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    • Well there you go. Freedom given for devs to make what they like, and Bethesda chose to have it shadow dropped. I'm surprised it isn't a full price game. If it was coming from anyone else it likely would have been $70USD.

      I've played the 2nd level and it just keeps getting better and better. It doesn't look like it's going to be a short game either.

      https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/16186 ... 58048?s=20
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    • I had a bit of time to play HiFi Rush and what a treat it has been. From the presentation to art style to the soundtrack and game style it's nice to see something fresh like this. The fact that this was kept under wraps and not hyped it amazing. Just wow
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    • A few recent discoveries on Game Pass for me

      GRID Legends - Not sure how long this has been on Game Pass but it's a fairly recent early 2022 release and seems to be a significant improvement over GRID 2019 which was a big dud. I was a huge fan of GRID Autosport 2014 and this seems like a better return to form with good handling, sharp visuals running at 120fps, cool damage model and a uniquely produced style of story mode I've never seen in a racing game before which I'll probably see through. The biggest problem with GRID 2019 was the career mode felt mostly pointless with lifeless presentation while this game seems to have addressed both issues even if the story mode has a sort of hokey production quality to it, at least it exists and there's effort. Not sure how career mode will hold up but in any case this is absolutely worth checking out on game pass if you're a fan of racing games.

      Star Wars Squadrons - I'm probably late to playing this compared to others here but didn't even notice it was on Game Pass until the other day. Great visuals and sound and I can see myself maybe playing through the story mode but I can only imagine how sweaty and meta this is for multiplayer so I'll be skipping that part entirely. Cool to fly around and pew pew for a while

      Star Wars Jedi Fall Order - I'm sure everyone here has played this already on last gen as I did on my old PC but figured this may be worth checking out with the Series X optimizations and it sure is. Looks and plays incredibly with updated visuals and rock solid 60fps. Not sure what the resolution its running at but it looks really sharp, as good if not better than GOTG performance mode. Much better than it played on my aging PC and definitely far better than it played on last gen consoles. I already finished the game on PC but will enjoy revisiting this in short bursts between other games on Series X.
      Thanks for sharing bud. I like reading your posts because you give these games a descent play-through.
      its a double whammy really,

      sony fanboys have to pay 90$ for a game rated 68, while gamepass subscribers get a great game as a nice "free" surprise the same week 😂
      Yeah but what about the ps5 sales in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan bro and that God of War Ragnarok game? Microsoft is such an evil company man, here's a link to some random biased website that agrees with my way of thinking:
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    • its a double whammy really,

      sony fanboys have to pay 90$ for a game rated 68, while gamepass subscribers get a great game as a nice "free" surprise the same week 😂
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    • Very impressive
      Surprise Xbox Release ‘Hi-Fi Rush’ Attracts Stellar Scores, And Solid Sales

      First, the game has attracted a 99% “extremely positive” review score on Steam with 400+ reviews in. Exceptional numbers, and ones that could have been influenced by some negative console war bombing, which does not appear to be happening, thankfully.
      Second, the game is actually a top seller on Steam right now, despite being a high profile Xbox Game Pass release. On Steam’s revenue charts, the $30 title is currently in fifth place, actually the highest, currently released game on the list. Number one is the Steam deck (I never know why they even put this on the list), Two and four are pre-sales for Hogwarts Legacy and Dead Space. Three is CSGO which is there because of microtransctions. But there’s Hi-Fi Rush in fifth place. Very impressive.
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    • Since I've been so busy lately, I fully shut down my consoles when I'm not using them. I probably go a couple of weeks at a time now before I can play anything these days...

      I did play through the first level of Hi-Fi rush last night though. It was heavily tutorial driven, but I loved it! The art style is fantastic and it's probably got some of the cleanest looking cell shading I've seen. Running around, fighting, and making combos to the beat is such a simple concept, but Tango has nailed it so far. The platforming is kind of basic, but that doesn't really seem to be the focus of the game, and it was just the first level.

      Looking forward to getting more time with it. It feels like a game that would have come out on a modern Dreamcast!

      Yeah, Forza looks polished already. I'm guessing the lack of release date isn't because there is a dev problem. This is Turn 10. Maybe they're figuring out timing around Starfield and something else unannounced. Hi-Fi Rush came out of nowhere as simultaneously an announcement and a stealth drop.

      I'm liking these passion project games from their dev teams. If Game Pass didn't exist it's likely they wouldn't have taken a chance on creating a title like this.
      Yeah I downloaded it to try it last night and ended up playing all the way through the first two bossess.

      Honestly I'm completely wowed by this game.
      The presentation and graphics are maybe some of the best I've seen, the transitions between cut scenes and gameplay are completely seamless.
      I thought the characters/story/tone might be a bit grating when the lead off with the "you must be wondering what I'm doing here" trope in the trailer but I'm actually loving it all. You mentioned Dreamcast and that is absolutely 100% correct, visually it's like Jet Set Radio and Sunset Overdrive had a baby.
      The worlds they created are so vibrant and colorful. The game some supremely polished, it runs incredibly well and just feels like a really well made videogame.
      The gameplay is sublime, I was a little worried when I started playing it because I was struggling timing my attacks with the beat (which was something I could never really overcome in both Metal: Hellslinger and Cadence of Hyrule) but by the time the end of the tutorial mission rolled around I was stringing together dashes and attacks and managing "S" ranks in the battles.
      Honestly this type of gameplay is absolutely the perfect match for the hybrid rytyhm genre and I'm surprised is hasn't been successfully tackled before. Most beat-em-up/fighting games rely on time and timing between button presses to chain attacks together so this is such a natural blend of genres and it works so well here.
      I also love in the inclusion of licensed music in the boss bottles. The whole game just looks ripe for replayability.

      I'm only through the first couple of bosses but I'm incredibly impressed, I can't believe this thing just shadow dropped out of nowhere. They seem to be giving these teams the freedom to go off and make these small side projects and IMO this is some of the best stuff from Xbox 1P in a long long time.
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    • @Caerus
      I use the Xbox app to start my downloads before I get home.
      Redfall definitely has my attention and the kids are excited for Minecraft Legends.
      There is no release date for FM but it looks pretty done to me. Too busy with God of War and Batman Arkham Knight right now to care. Unlike how they managed to drop a game on the spot during the event 😜
      Since I've been so busy lately, I fully shut down my consoles when I'm not using them. I probably go a couple of weeks at a time now before I can play anything these days...

      I did play through the first level of Hi-Fi rush last night though. It was heavily tutorial driven, but I loved it! The art style is fantastic and it's probably got some of the cleanest looking cell shading I've seen. Running around, fighting, and making combos to the beat is such a simple concept, but Tango has nailed it so far. The platforming is kind of basic, but that doesn't really seem to be the focus of the game, and it was just the first level.

      Looking forward to getting more time with it. It feels like a game that would have come out on a modern Dreamcast!

      Yeah, Forza looks polished already. I'm guessing the lack of release date isn't because there is a dev problem. This is Turn 10. Maybe they're figuring out timing around Starfield and something else unannounced. Hi-Fi Rush came out of nowhere as simultaneously an announcement and a stealth drop.

      I'm liking these passion project games from their dev teams. If Game Pass didn't exist it's likely they wouldn't have taken a chance on creating a title like this.
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    • @Caerus
      I use the Xbox app to start my downloads before I get home.
      Redfall definitely has my attention and the kids are excited for Minecraft Legends.
      There is no release date for FM but it looks pretty done to me. Too busy with God of War and Batman Arkham Knight right now to care. Unlike how they managed to drop a game on the spot during the event 😜
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    • Hi-Fi Rush looks awesome. Like a Cadence of Hyrule/Jet Set Radio mashup.
      Minecraft Legends looked looked really good too, reminds me a bit of Warcraft 3 actually where you simultaneously control a hero and build an army
      Redfall continues to impress me, they showed off a lot of really neat things today and should be a blast to play with friends.

      Q1/Q2 roadmap looking pretty good so far:

      Jan: HiFi Rush/Goldeneye/Age of Empires II
      Feb: Atomic Hearts
      Mar:: Ghostwire: Tokyo
      Apr: Minecraft Legends
      May: Redfall

      TBD: Forza and Starfield.
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