If you have a family member that has an Xbox One then you have to get them this. One of the latest trends has been gaming services, where similar to Netflix you pay a monthly fee and you get unlimited access to a library of games. Playstation has a similar service call Playstation Now. What makes Game Pass different is that you are able to download the full game, this means that there is no lag or issues with connectivity and at their full fidelity so HD games will be play exactly as if you had the actual disk. Game Pass offers over 150 games so far with more being added each month. The games are a mix of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games many of which are exclusive to the Xbox including most of the Gears of War series, as well as Halo and Fable. There is a great mix of indie and triple A titles giving you a mix of everything a gamer could want. For me it is a great way to discover new genres and style of game play all for the price of $10 a month.
Currently, Xbox is running a deal offering the first month of Game Pass for $1. Game Pass members also get 20% off on all Xbox One game available in Game Pass as well as 10% on all related add-ons. In addition, an Xbox Gold subscription is not necessary to use the service. Once you download the game you have 30 days (offline) of unconditional play in whatever mode is available, so even if there is multiplayer you are able to join and play in that mode as well. There also no limit to the games you download so you can feel free to fill up your hard drive with multiple games. The subscription can be cancelled at anytime, but if you do any games that have been downloaded will be unplayable.
Game Pass isn’t the only deal available below are Microsoft’s latest deals, so check them out while supplies last:
Microsoft Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals 2017
Surface: Save big on bundles
- Get $329 off the Surface Pro i5 256GB and $229 off the Surface Pro i5 128GB, both bundled with the Black Type Cover.
- Save $199.95 on Surface Laptop and the new Harman Kardon Invoke speaker.
Xbox One S: Get Xbox One S at its lowest price ever
- Xbox One S consoles starting at $189 – its lowest price ever.
- Save $50 off Xbox One S 1TB and 500GB bundles.
- Get $20 off blockbuster games like Forza Motorsport 7, Gears of War 4 and Halo Wars 2.
- Save $20 on Xbox Wireless Controllers, $15 on Stereo Headsets, and $10 on Xbox Live Gold 3-month or 6-month subscriptions.
Windows Mixed Reality: For the first time this holiday, save up to $100 on Windows Mixed Reality Headsets from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Samsung.
- Save up to $249 on PC bundles from Acer, Dell and HP.
- Try them out and experience mixed reality at your local Microsoft Store.
Harman Kardon Invoke: Huge savings on the brand new Harman Kardon Invoke speaker with Cortana.
- In addition to saving with the Surface and Harman Kardon Invoke bundle, Invoke will also be available at a discounted price of $99 for a limited time
Windows 10 PCs: Upgrade to a new PC this season. Save up to $300 on devices featuring the new Fall Creators Update.
- Save up to $150 on the Acer Aspire 1 and Aspire 3 laptops.
- Save up to $100 on ASUS Transformer Book Flip 2-in-1, TP200 at Amazon.
- Get Alienware 17 Laptop available for $1599.99, the Dell Inspiron 14 3000 for only $129.99, or the Dell Latitude 3580 for just $579 at Dell.com/BlackFriday.
- Save $230 on the HP Pavilion 15 x360, or $200 on the HP 15” Notebook.
- Get the Yoga 720 for $729.99, the Legion Y520 for $749.99, and the Yoga 910 Star Wars Glass for only $999.99 on Lenovo’s website.
- Get Galaxy Books starting at $529.99 at Best Buy.