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Nov14
Got the Series S
So, I'd been keeping an eye of S's and X's for the last couple of months or so, and in particular, the All Access deal wherein not only do you get the system at no interest but it includes 2 years of GamePass. Doing the All Access deal appears to save you about $60 to $70 over the 2 years.

I really intended to further postpone any upgrade and GamePass renewal for a few months. You see, 2 years ago I'd extended my Gold membership for 2 years and then got the GamePass deal where for $1 you got an introductory subscription that lasted until the end of your Gold membership. That two years is up November 30th. It's been great having GamePass for 2 years straight for a single dollar!

My idea was that I would just not renew for a while and save some $. I have a backlog of games I've bought on sale, games that I've gotten with Games With Gold, etc. that would probably last me an entire year or more. Surely I could play those, at least through the winter, and check the lay of the videogame landscape come Spring or Summer, right?

Two things prevented this;

1. Forza Horizon 5 - man, those trailers looked sweet. And then as folks started playing it the hype was just too much. By the time I read the TA review - 10!? - I knew I would need to play this game which would leave me either paying full price for it, or just renewing GamePass. Sort of a no-brainer here - the better value would be just to keep going with GamePass.

2. Christmas and the Chip Shortage - I had been keeping an eye on the X and S supplies, and never, at an actual retail outlet, has an available X come across my desk. The X is really what I wanted as I am still a fan of disc drives and physical media - more on that possibly some day in a future blog post. But the S seemed to be readily available. It occurred to me that there could be a chance that even the S may become subject to rarity with the rest of those being bought up for Christmas gifts, and then the chip shortage preventing a refresh.

Weighing the Forza/Holiday/Chip conundrum I decided to jump on an S from Gamestop (I bought from the little guy on purpose - keep them afloat a little while longer until the inevitable happens). So far, its a nifty little machine, but I'm not seeing a lot of difference between it and my Xbox One S, which is now a permanent part of the living room.

So, Sunday morning - lets boot up some Forza!

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Nov27
KylKoSig.NULLKylKo completed the base game Sig.NULL and is the 3,532nd gamer on the site to complete it
KylKoSig.NULLKylKo completed the game Sig.NULL and is the 3,473rd gamer on the site to complete it
KylKoSig.NULLKylKo won 19 Achievements in Sig.NULL for 2890 points
KylKoSig.NULLNot Modified achievementKylKo won the Not Modified achievement in Sig.NULL for 51 points
KylKoSig.NULLReset Content achievementKylKo won the Reset Content achievement in Sig.NULL for 50 points
KylKoSig.NULLGone achievementKylKo won the Gone achievement in Sig.NULL for 238 points
KylKoSig.NULLLoop Detected achievementKylKo won the Loop Detected achievement in Sig.NULL for 178 points
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KylKoSig.NULLForbidden achievementKylKo won the Forbidden achievement in Sig.NULL for 238 points
KylKoSig.NULLLocked achievementKylKo won the Locked achievement in Sig.NULL for 218 points
KylKoSig.NULLFound achievementKylKo won the Found achievement in Sig.NULL for 164 points
KylKoSig.NULLToo Many Requests achievementKylKo won the Too Many Requests achievement in Sig.NULL for 109 points
KylKoSig.NULLNot Implemented achievementKylKo won the Not Implemented achievement in Sig.NULL for 50 points
KylKoSig.NULLNo content achievementKylKo won the No content achievement in Sig.NULL for 163 points
KylKoSig.NULLGateway Timeout achievementKylKo won the Gateway Timeout achievement in Sig.NULL for 154 points
KylKoSig.NULLEarly Hint achievementKylKo won the Early Hint achievement in Sig.NULL for 118 points
KylKoSig.NULLOK achievementKylKo won the OK achievement in Sig.NULL for 102 points
KylKoSig.NULL (Windows)KylKo completed the game Sig.NULL (Windows) and is the 1,112th gamer on the site to complete it
KylKoSig.NULLTitle Update 2KylKo completed the Title Update 2 DLC for Sig.NULL
KylKoSig.NULL (Windows)Title UpdateKylKo completed the Title Update DLC for Sig.NULL (Windows)
KylKoKylKo has reached a new milestone: 780,000 GamerScore
KylKoKylKo has reached a new milestone: 1,260,000 TrueAchievement Score
KylKoSig.NULL (Windows)KylKo completed the base game Sig.NULL (Windows) and is the 1,118th gamer on the site to complete it
KylKoSig.NULLTitle UpdateKylKo completed the Title Update DLC for Sig.NULL
KylKoSig.NULLTitle UpdateKylKo started the Title Update DLC for Sig.NULL
KylKoSig.NULLTitle Update 2KylKo started the Title Update 2 DLC for Sig.NULL
KylKoAmong Us (Windows)KylKo completed the game Among Us (Windows) and is the 148th gamer on the site to complete it
Maka91Riders RepublicX Boss achievementMaka91 won the X Boss achievement in Riders Republic for 91 points
KylKoStardew ValleyGreenhorn achievementKylKo won the Greenhorn achievement in Stardew Valley for 10 points
destinee ehgcdestinee ehgc has reached a new milestone: 540,000 TrueAchievement Score
Nov26
KylKoAmong Us (Windows)KylKo won 21 Achievements in Among Us (Windows) for 1430 points
KylKoAmong Us (Windows)SCOURGE achievementKylKo won the SCOURGE achievement in Among Us (Windows) for 253 points
smrnovsmrnov has reached a new milestone: 3,020 Completed Games
Comment by CatDad#6128 at 07:31 on 27 Nov 2021

Congratulations

smrnovLEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Xbox 360)smrnov completed the game LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Xbox 360) and is the 494th gamer on the site to complete it
Comment by Le MLG Ramen at 23:33 on 26 Nov 2021

How glitchy achievement wise is it compared to the Xbox one version

smrnovLEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Xbox 360)smrnov won 25 Achievements in LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Xbox 360) for 725 points
smrnovLEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Xbox 360)smrnov completed the base game LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Xbox 360) and is the 819th gamer on the site to complete it

                Status change by Stallion83 at 16:19 on 26 Nov 2021Stallion83 status: 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $24.99 ($20 off) Amazon - https://amzn.to/3DQEmpH GameStop - https://bit.ly/3HTiigL
Stallion83Halo InfiniteStallion83 won 2 Achievements in Halo Infinite for 69 points
destinee ehgcUnpackingdestinee ehgc won 7 Achievements in Unpacking for 245 points
KylKoKylKo has reached a new milestone: 485 Completed Games
KylKoCall of the Sea (Windows)KylKo completed the game Call of the Sea (Windows) and is the 1,530th gamer on the site to complete it
KylKoCall of the Sea (Windows)KylKo won 17 Achievements in Call of the Sea (Windows) for 879 points

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