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Xbox sale round-up August 16th, 2022

  • vegansoundvegansound977,003
    Posted on 16 August 22 at 01:42
    Oncogene27 said:
    A Krayt Dragon said:
    vegansound said:
    Different week, same deception... I'd love to say I'm waiting for the next big sales, certainly the most interesting ones, Black Friday, but when I saw what they proposed last year, I have no hope anymore. And my Reward points continue to grow, I don't know when I'll be able to use them. 😕
    How do you stockpile? I get the points from the Game Pass Quests but those expire after two months.
    The gift card balance you get from points expire. The points themselves never expire.
    How weird. The only times I have a countdown are when I trade some Reward points for currency credit ($5, 10... gift cards), I have 90 days to spend this money. But cumulating points has never been a problem for me, I already had 100,000+ Reward points in stock.

    I don't know how to explain your trouble. Unless each time you have enough points you convert them into card gifts? That's not the best way to do.
  • AmaelAmael271,896
    Posted on 16 August 22 at 01:52
    superniceguy said:
    Syberia 3 on sale is a rare sight. Last on sale Dec 2017!
    January 2019 according to trackers.
  • Posted on 16 August 22 at 01:55
    I don't have gamepass so IDK about those expiring...but I've never had points expire. A couple years ago I found out there is a cap to the amount of points you can redeem each year, so my balance just carries over to the next year.

    Anyway, picked up a couple I've been waiting on, so I'm happy.
    Hola
  • Posted on 16 August 22 at 02:05
    One day The Outer Worlds expansion pass will go on sale for more than 20% off. I have no idea when that day is coming though.
  • jasonlc3221jasonlc32211,080,368
    Posted on 16 August 22 at 02:37, Edited on 16 August 22 at 02:42 by jasonlc3221
    The Cripplers said:
    One day The Outer Worlds expansion pass will go on sale for more than 20% off. I have no idea when that day is coming though.
    One day I'll finally start playing the Outer Worlds DLC


    vegansound said:
    Oncogene27 said:
    A Krayt Dragon said:
    vegansound said:
    Different week, same deception... I'd love to say I'm waiting for the next big sales, certainly the most interesting ones, Black Friday, but when I saw what they proposed last year, I have no hope anymore. And my Reward points continue to grow, I don't know when I'll be able to use them. 😕
    How do you stockpile? I get the points from the Game Pass Quests but those expire after two months.
    The gift card balance you get from points expire. The points themselves never expire.
    How weird. The only times I have a countdown are when I trade some Reward points for currency credit ($5, 10... gift cards), I have 90 days to spend this money. But cumulating points has never been a problem for me, I already had 100,000+ Reward points in stock.

    I don't know how to explain your trouble. Unless each time you have enough points you convert them into card gifts? That's not the best way to do.
    I wonder if the OP is on the auto redeem program where every month you get $10 for a little bit of a points discount. Definitely not worth it, IMO. I agree with others, I just bank them. Up until recently I had enough points to get a Series X for free (ha, as if you'll ever see one AVAILABLE in the MS Store), but then I cashed in for $100 to get several games on sale.
  • Posted on 16 August 22 at 02:51
    Far out, how often are Borderlands games going to go on sale but not the DLC for Borderlands 2 on the Xbox One?
    the forums on this site are so ignored and outdated, it makes the WWF forums from the 90s look good.
  • Posted on 16 August 22 at 03:50
    jasonlc3221 said:
    The Cripplers said:
    One day The Outer Worlds expansion pass will go on sale for more than 20% off. I have no idea when that day is coming though.
    One day I'll finally start playing the Outer Worlds DLC


    vegansound said:
    Oncogene27 said:
    A Krayt Dragon said:
    vegansound said:
    Different week, same deception... I'd love to say I'm waiting for the next big sales, certainly the most interesting ones, Black Friday, but when I saw what they proposed last year, I have no hope anymore. And my Reward points continue to grow, I don't know when I'll be able to use them. 😕
    How do you stockpile? I get the points from the Game Pass Quests but those expire after two months.
    The gift card balance you get from points expire. The points themselves never expire.
    How weird. The only times I have a countdown are when I trade some Reward points for currency credit ($5, 10... gift cards), I have 90 days to spend this money. But cumulating points has never been a problem for me, I already had 100,000+ Reward points in stock.

    I don't know how to explain your trouble. Unless each time you have enough points you convert them into card gifts? That's not the best way to do.
    I wonder if the OP is on the auto redeem program where every month you get $10 for a little bit of a points discount. Definitely not worth it, IMO. I agree with others, I just bank them. Up until recently I had enough points to get a Series X for free (ha, as if you'll ever see one AVAILABLE in the MS Store), but then I cashed in for $100 to get several games on sale.
    Series X is in stock RIGHT NOW on the Microsoft store if you want one. Says you have to build a bundle, but you don't have to add anything other than the console.
  • Posted on 16 August 22 at 04:55
    Oh boy Assassins Creed!
  • PhantomPlanetAPPhantomPlanetAP1,301,037
    Posted on 16 August 22 at 05:33
    Meh
  • Posted on 16 August 22 at 05:49
    Yes!!!
    If all pork chops were perfect, we wouldn't have Hot Dogs!!!
  • EazyE2285EazyE2285663,356
    Posted on 16 August 22 at 05:53
    KatchPhrase420 said:
    jasonlc3221 said:
    I wonder if the OP is on the auto redeem program where every month you get $10 for a little bit of a points discount. Definitely not worth it, IMO. I agree with others, I just bank them. Up until recently I had enough points to get a Series X for free (ha, as if you'll ever see one AVAILABLE in the MS Store), but then I cashed in for $100 to get several games on sale.
    Series X is in stock RIGHT NOW on the Microsoft store if you want one. Says you have to build a bundle, but you don't have to add anything other than the console.
    Yeah in MS store I've been able to take one all the way to cart for a month or two now. Was holding off though as there isn't really a ton of incentive to ug RIGHT NOW.
  • Guirec730Guirec730380,335
    Posted on 16 August 22 at 06:14
    Veedrock said:
    I'm eyeballing the OG Splinter Cells hard right now, been on a kick and want to replay the whole series. My only hesitation is that I have them all on GCN, but the HD resolution, presumably faster load times, and main console convenience are about to make me double dip.
    Go for it, but get Double Agent on OG xbox if you can help it. It was vastly superior to the 360 version.
    State of the badass art.
  • Guirec730Guirec730380,335
    Posted on 16 August 22 at 06:19
    Also, since we are debating, Microsoft points expire in 18 months if you do not redeem them. I did not know that until today. I usually only last about 6 months until I hit a decent sale and burn em all...like last week!
    State of the badass art.
  • C64 MatC64 Mat1,626,570
    Posted on 16 August 22 at 06:49
    The last time Far Cry and Assassin's Creed were on sale was the fifteenth of August. Better snap up these rarities.
    https://systemmastersgames.wordpress.com/
  • I Boz lI Boz l1,122,505
    Posted on 16 August 22 at 07:11
    Not sure if it's intended, but there are many season passes listed under "Xbox One Bundles & Special Editions" and so they are missing under "Xbox One DLC".
  • I Boz lI Boz l1,122,505
    Posted on 16 August 22 at 07:14, Edited on 16 August 22 at 07:18 by I Boz l
    Guirec730 said:
    Also, since we are debating, Microsoft points expire in 18 months if you do not redeem them. I did not know that until today. I usually only last about 6 months until I hit a decent sale and burn em all...like last week!
    Not true.
    Directly from MS support page: "Microsoft Rewards points will expire if there are no earning activities within 18 months"
  • SoulyDconteSoulyDconte462,018
    Posted on 16 August 22 at 07:46, Edited on 16 August 22 at 07:49 by SoulyDconte
    This is the first time I have seen Syberia 3 on sale!
    question: to get all Rage 2 DLC content I have to buy the deluxe and buy in-game currency to get the last DLC, Terrormania through the in-game store? (what a shit practice If that's the case)
    I sometimes wonder, I'm hunting achievements or they're haunting me?
  • VOODOO85VOODOO85526,174
    Posted on 16 August 22 at 07:48, Edited on 16 August 22 at 07:50 by VOODOO85
    Don't think it's been covered on TA but Immortals Fenix Rising is coming to Gamepass at the end of the month (according to the coming soon section of the GP app) - just in case anyone was tempted to buy in this sale
  • Posted on 16 August 22 at 07:52
    SoulyDconte said:
    This is the first time I have seen Syberia 3 on sale!
    question: to get all Rage 2 DLC content I have to buy the deluxe and buy in-game currency to get the last DLC, Terrormania through the in-game store? (what a shit practice If that's the case)
    You got it. I'm still clinging to the hope that the "rage coins" (peak of creativity right there) go on sale some day, but I'm waiting literal years now.
  • LumonRefinerLumonRefiner393,699
    Posted on 16 August 22 at 07:59
    Another sale and again River City Girls isn't included. Since the game left Game Pass I have been waiting for it to be included in a sale. Ubisoft games on the other hand...
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