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Help Out, Level Up, Score Loot: Announcing Xbox Community Level

Xbox Community Level (XCL) announced. Xbox Community Level is designed to track positive contributions by our community members and provide rewards for those contributions. By participating, members earn experience points (XP), and in turn achieve levels and unlock loot.

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McScroggz3998d ago

This is really cool. Anything that fosters helpfulness in the community can't be considered a bad thing.

Neoninja3998d ago

Was gonna say almost the exact thing. Hopefully others see how this is a good thing as well.

gaffyh3998d ago

I thought it was an Xbone feature but seems like it is an thing for the forums/online community. Good to see that it will come to XBL eventually though. Also good from a business perspective because it means you need to employ less support people.

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AceBlazer133998d ago

Sounds like a cool feature.Good Good going Microsoft

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showtimefolks3998d ago

When Sony and ms competes we as gamers win

Competition is a healthy thing

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Microsoft Just Made Xbox Game Pass Needlessly Confusing Killing Its Potential

With the announcement of changes to its subscription tiers, Microsoft has made Xbox Game Pass needlessly confusing, killing its potential.

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Chocoburger3d ago

Four different tiers:
Ultimate
Standard
Core
PC

Game Pass for Console is no longer available to new subscribers. Yeah it does feel like a bit much. I have no interest in constantly recurring subscription fees, I'll gladly buy my games, and even better, most of the time I have no problem waiting for a price drop, very rarely do I care about buying day one these days.

shinoff21833d ago

Pretty much the only games I buy day one are jrpgs.

Sonic18813d ago (Edited 3d ago )

PC Game Pass is very interesting. There's a reason that PC game pass is keeping day one releases and at a *affordable price*, Microsoft know PC gamers won't accept this nonsense and think Xbox console gamers will. PC game pass with day one releases is only $11.99 a month and not $20. Let that sink in

badz1493d ago

No one in their right mind would subscribe to PC GP if they strip away day 1 releases

Obscure_Observer2d ago

"PC game pass with day one releases is only $11.99 a month and not $20. Let that sink in"

That´s because PC has free multiplayer and won´t get as many games as the console does. Especially third party ones. You would known that by now if you were a subscriber.

Sonic18812d ago (Edited 2d ago )

@Obscure_Observer

You still defending them is hilarious. Goodluck to you and Xbox because you're going to need it. I also believe Microsoft will increase the price again in the future

anast2d ago

PC gamers have no problem spending thousands on charged up roku boxes. Let that sink in.

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ChasterMies2d ago

“I have no interest in constantly recurring subscription fees, I'll gladly buy my games”

Couldn’t agree more, but I do worry about the longevity of Xbox hardware. If I collect discs, what happens if the next gen Xbox has no disc drive? If Microsoft stops making Xbox hardware altogether, can I move my giant library of games to a 3rd party Game Pass box? Renting may be the safer option.

Christopher2d ago

Great, Xbox learned something bad from Sony. Let's make it harder to understand what we get out of a subscription with unnecessary number of tiers.

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darthv723d ago

I've only ever subbed to Ultimate... no confusion there.

badz1492d ago

Even when they are jacking up the price on that one too?

darthv722d ago

ehh... it's still worth it to me.

Lightning772d ago

They're price hiking it now for all the ppl who wanna play COD on Gamepass Day one. Do it now so those new subscribers will take the price hike and not know any better.

The Wood2d ago

is that classed as ''scummy'' .....

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Xbox's latest ad tells you that you don't need an Xbox anymore

Xbox is toying with the idea of a console-less future, and its latest advert seems to suggest that heavily.

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Games_People_Play3d ago

I hate to say it, but it’s true.
All I need is PlayStation, Nintendo and a good gaming PC.

Sonic18813d ago

Probably not even a Playstation in the near future. If Playstation ever release their first party exclusives on PC day one all you would need is Nintendo and PC.