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Topic: To buy or to GamePass?

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IceCreamKody

Ever since picking up my Series X and subscribing to GamePass Ulitmate, I've been struggling to find a solution to what I call the GamePass dilemma. GamePass is a fantastic service and I obviously want to get the most out of my subscription. But I'm also not ready to cut ties with physical games just yet and want to have a decent-sized physical library. I'm finding it challenging to do both with so many games available through GamePass.

How can I ensure I'm getting the most out of my GamePass subscription without neglecting to build a physical library?

IceCreamKody

Shigurui

Don't overthink it. Just buy the games you feel you will always want to own regardless of the service.

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Balta666

@IceCreamKody hwhy not play the games on GP and if you really like them then you buy them physically?

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Bobobiwan

I see where you are, cause I was there myself not so long ago.

My advice would be this : don't buy anything avalaible on gamepass, like the Microsoft Games, for example. Don't buy these one, as long as you're a gamepass subscriber. Enjoy your membership, download games, try some of them, discover some hidden gems.

And doing that, you can also buy in physical the games you're interested into which are NOT on gamepass. For exemple : Guardians of the Galaxy. Or if you like the GTA remake they provide on gamepass, you can buy physical the all trilogy.

Keep always in mind, thought, that "physical games" for Series X, no longer mean a thing, in reality. Cause with "smart delivery", you'll have most of the times to download the game (the disc only contains the Xbox One version, except in one or two rare cases).

Bobobiwan

Banjo-

Don't buy first-party games while you're subscribed but remember that Forza Horizon 4 will be delisted next September. Buy third-party games while you're subscribed. It's that simple! If you really like collecting games, Game Pass is just a way to discover games for you and you don't need to be subscribed if you don't want to. For most people is also a way to play games for a small fee.

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blockfight

As a new Series S owner this isn't really a decision for me. No disk drive means I'm gone all digital. This might have bothered me a few years ago but now I'm more interested in convenience of play than anything else. I get such a limited time to play games now that I'm more interested in ease of access than I am about my collection. Gamepass and xCloud is a great combo, that in tandem with Stadia really works well for me. Can play AAA games now almost anywhere.

Mayo for Sam. Year TBC.

Krzzystuff

I'm all in on gamepass. It works for me and i always have the option to buy a game if its leaving and i want to carry on playing it... hasn't happened yet. I bought a few games last year in crazy sale with my rewards points and i haven't even installed them once.

Now this all depends on everyone's personal situation but for me gamepass is already too much to play so no need to buy games. I already paid for the service so I'm playing what i paid for before I get anything else....I've yet to make a dent in my backlog of games to play.

Krzzystuff

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trev666

with Microsoft rewards giving points for free credit out every month i now buy digital off the store

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PhhhCough

Enjoy the gamepass games, til the physical games you want, are on sale. For example, enjoy forza horizon 5, but then grab guardians of the galaxy, physical, for $25. Come next year, or a few months time, other new releases will drop in price.

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Dunric

I buy the games I know I am going to keep for the long haul.

Dunric

Magonigal

I got a Series S to try and save money by no longer needing to pay full price for new games and playing through GamePass. I'm less bothered about owning games these days and haven't been all that bothered about physical games since the first days of Steam

Magonigal

Royalblues

If you have the choice to Game Pass, Game Pass. People try to downplay it as a rental service, but to be honest, why do you think people develop massive backlogs? They buy games that they never play and will most likely never get to them. Think of all the money that represents, especially if you bought them day one.

If you have the choice to play a game you really want to play for free, do it. Buy it if it's something you think you'll see yourself going back to from time to time and if you want it physically, do so, but only if the game means more to you than a week's worth of fun.

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redd214

1000% get gamepass if you have an xbox. The value is irrefutable. Unless you're a collector or have some weird need to own everything physical and just want to actually experience and play games its a no brainer.

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