Backwards Compatible, Sales, Xbox Deals & Games with Gold, Game Pass, PS + and PS Now Mega Thread

So there isn’t a shitload of posts for deals and sales, I thought - at least for the Deals with Gold and Xbox Deals I would create one big mega thread for them…



Good Idea, deals pop up all the time and having a central location might be nice.

EDIT: That is a a sweet list. BTW

Earn Microsoft Rewards Points with Xbox Game Pass Quests

Xbox Game Pass members can earn up to 2,100 Microsoft Rewards points monthly by playing games from the subscription service’s catalogue of games. There are Daily, Weekly and Monthly Quests members to complete.

You can find the quests and track your progress throughout the month by heading to the Xbox Game Pass membership area on the Xbox One or the Rewards App. If you’re not a Microsoft Rewards member, you’ll be prompted to sign up on your console, so that you’ll be able to earn points that can be redeemed towards your Xbox Game Pass subscription, DLC, and more.

You can find an example list of the Xbox Game Pass Quests for January 2020 below:

  • Extraction Expert: Complete two specific extraction achievements in Tom Clancy’s The Division to get up to 200 points. You earn points with each achievement. Complete this before January 31.
  • Metro Redux: Play Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux to complete four specific achievements and get up to 200 points. You earn points with each achievement.
  • Adventurer: Bring out your inner adventurer and get up to 200 points when you complete two specific achievements in Strange Brigade. You earn points with each achievement.
  • Achievement Hunter: Get points with your first achievement and continue to complete up to 21 achievements in any combination of Xbox Game Pass games to get a maximum of 600 points.
  • Genre Explorer: Get 300 points when you complete an achievement in three games from different genres.
  • Play something new: Complete an achievement in a Xbox Game Pass title that was added in December to get 100 points.
  • Quest Master: Complete all Xbox Game Pass quests to get an additional 500 points.


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Guardians of the Galaxy, Lightning Returns, and more join Xbox Game Pass soon

Avaliable today:

  • Far: Changing Tides (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (Cloud)

March 3rd

  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Console and PC)

March 10th

  • Kentucky Route Zero (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Lawn Mowing Simulator (Xbox One)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Young Souls (Cloud, Console, and PC)


Pac-Man Museum+ brings 14 Pac-Man titles to Xbox Game Pass later this year

Pac-Man Museum+ launches for Xbox consoles later this year on May 27th and joins Xbox Game Pass on day one, bringing with it 14 different Pac-Man games.

This collection of games includes a bunch of original Pac-Man classics as well as some of the more eclectic Pac-Man titles such as Pac-Man Battle Royale and Pac-Man 256. Here is the full list of games included with Pac-Man Museum+:
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  • Pac-Man
  • Super Pac-Man
  • Pac & Pal
  • Pac-Land
  • Pac-Mania
  • Pac-Attack
  • Pac-In-Time
  • Pac-Man Arragngement Arcade Ver.
  • Pac-Man Championship CS Ver.
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition
  • Pac Motos
  • Pac’N Roll Remix
  • Pac-Man Battle Royale
  • Pac-Man 256

Bandai Namco notes that Pac-Attack, Pac-Man Arrangement Arcade Ver, Pac Motos, Pac-Man Battle Royale, and Pac-Man 256 can all be played offline with friends. You will also be able to customise your Pac-Man arcade centre by unlocking customisation options as you play through the various different titles.

Pac-Man Museum+ launches for Xbox consoles on May 27th and joins Xbox Game Pass on day one.


Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can claim a free month of Paramount+ soon

If you’re an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you’ll soon be able to claim a free month of Paramount+, which is perfect if you’re planning to watch the upcoming Halo live-action TV series that premieres next week.

Paramount+ Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perk Halo

As announced over on Xbox Wire, if you have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, you will be able to claim 30 days free of Paramount+ from March 23rd via a Game Pass Ultimate Perk, which you can then use to watch the Halo TV series that begins streaming on March 24th.

“For our biggest fans on Xbox, we are also thrilled to announce that they can watch the series starting day one – Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will be able to stream ‘Halo’ through an exclusive offer of Paramount+ for 30 days free via Perks, available to claim starting on March 23rd,” reads the Wire post.

“The launch of the TV series is fast approaching, and we can’t wait for you all to take the journey with us when it begins, streaming exclusively on Paramount+, starting March 24th.”

The Xbox Wire post doesn’t state which regions the Perk will be offered in, though we imagine it will be limited to countries where Paramount+ is available.

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Assassin’s Creed Origins gets Xbox Game Pass release date

Assassin’s Creed Origins joins Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming on June 7th. Just recently, an update for the game was spotted on the PlayStation database that will enable a higher framerate when running on PS5. We expect that whatever this update is will also come to Xbox Series consoles, allowing you to play the game at 60fps.

If you haven’t tried it yet, NOW IS THE TIME!

Xbox game releases — June 20th to 26th

This week sees 24 new games heading to the Xbox platform, including the Shadowrun Trilogy coming to Xbox Game Pass and the free-to-play Xbox debut of chaotic party game sensation, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.

Check them all out here


Four more games are set to leave the Xbox Game Pass library in the next two weeks.

We’re midway through June and the Xbox Game Pass team has confirmed that FIFA 20, Jurassic World Evolution, Last Stop, and MotoGP 20 will leave the service over the next few weeks, with Xbox Game Pass members able to save up to 20% if they decide to purchase any of the games.