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Markd

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Yeah it is, got 2 my son wanted one as well :)

They come with the world map rollup as well (at least mine did when I got it from takealot). Wish I had been a bit more careful unrolling it as it would be great to be framed and put on a wall!
 

Shake&Bake

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Not in the mood to start a new thread.

But anyone else having issues with payment not going off from a Mastercard with Capitec, with regards to Game Pass Ultimate not going off?

Tried adding my virtual card too as payment method from the app, but not working and saying to contact the bank.

EDIT: After a 3rd attempt on my old card, it did go through now.
Not sure if it made a difference jumping on my laptop at all.
 
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Lupus

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They come with the world map rollup as well (at least mine did when I got it from takealot). Wish I had been a bit more careful unrolling it as it would be great to be framed and put on a wall!
The first one did I think and yeah same issue ripped it opened, second one didn't.
 

Pho3nix

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Not in the mood to start a new thread.

But anyone else having issues with payment not going off from a Mastercard with Capitec, with regards to Game Pass Ultimate not going off?

Tried adding my virtual card too as payment method from the app, but not working and saying to contact the bank.

EDIT: After a 3rd attempt on my old card, it did go through now.
Not sure if it made a difference jumping on my laptop at all.

Microsoft has some issues with payment processing at times. Noticed this quite a bit so nothing to worry about really
 

Bryn

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Not in the mood to start a new thread.

But anyone else having issues with payment not going off from a Mastercard with Capitec, with regards to Game Pass Ultimate not going off?

Tried adding my virtual card too as payment method from the app, but not working and saying to contact the bank.

EDIT: After a 3rd attempt on my old card, it did go through now.
Not sure if it made a difference jumping on my laptop at all.
I had frequent issues with online subscriptions with my Capitec card back when I used them. Since switching to FNB a few years ago, zero issues.
 

Mike Hoxbig

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Second this option - it's also eBucks. friendly. So 3x 12 month vouchers via Ebucks --> Upgrade to GP Ultimate for $1 and boom 3 years at +-R50 a month.
The $1 is only for first time GP subscribers though.

If you've done the upgrade before, you'll have to pay the full first month GP price, which I think is R150. Still a bargain...
 

AlphaJohn

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SEGA and Microsoft to Explore Strategic Alliance to create New Strategic Titles for SEGA and establish a Next-Generation Development Environment​

November 1, 2021
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SEGA Corporation (hereinafter referred to as "SEGA") and Microsoft Corporation (hereinafter referred to as "Microsoft") have agreed in principal, a strategic alliance that explores ways for SEGA to produce large-scale, global games in a next-generation development environment built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. The alliance would form a key part of SEGA’s mid to long-term strategy, allowing the business to move forward with “Super Game”, a new initiative for developing new and innovative titles where the key focuses are “Global”, “Online”, “Community” and “IP utilization”.
With the world now more connected than ever following the widespread deployment of 5G and cloud services in recent years, consumers can more easily enjoy high-quality entertainment content at any time. Within this highly connected environment, the ecosystem surrounding the games industry continues to evolve and expand as more sophisticated tools and technologies become available. As such, video games continue to grow as a major medium for gamers globally, with access to a vast range of gaming experiences and communities becoming more diverse and attainable. This proposed alliance represents SEGA looking ahead, and by working with Microsoft to anticipate such trends as they accelerate further in future, the goal is to optimise development processes and continue to bring high-quality experiences to players using Azure cloud technologies.
Microsoft and SEGA have agreed upon the foundation for this alliance and through mutual cooperation, will look to build futher technological evolutions with areas such as the network infrastructure and communication tools required for global online services being a key priority. Additionally, by shifting to a next-generation development platform, SEGA can effectively adapt to diversfying work styles and potential infrastructural changes.
 

Shake&Bake

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Microsoft has some issues with payment processing at times. Noticed this quite a bit so nothing to worry about really

Yeah, was just a bit odd. Because my Vumatel payment went off without a hitch from the same card.

Anyway, just glad it went off eventually.
 

AlphaJohn

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Oooh we getting San Andreas remastered... nice

Edit: Ironically PS Now is getting GTA3. Irony as in you can not buy Vice City stand alone so will have to buy all 3 in order to play it :(
 
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SeRpEnT

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I did a 3 year conversion yesterday.
Did it convert evenly? - 3 years XBL to 3 years Gamepass or was the GP period reduced?
 

AlphaJohn

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I was looking at the Game Pass page now and was a bit confused as to why it's not a 1:1 conversion from Gold to GP. You end up losing quite a bit.

That is if you have an Gamepass active, even trail will register as active.

If you have no active subs, you can load 3 x 12 month keys as Games for Gold sub. Make sure not to claim the free month on renewal is unticked else you can only load 2 x 12 months. Once done then only join GamePass as a new user. it will convert active gold to GamePass Ultimate 1:1 (If the deal still works)

See: https://mybroadband.co.za/forum/threads/xbox-gamepass-and-psn-specials.1105079/#post-26188511
 

Sup3rc

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Did it convert evenly? - 3 years XBL to 3 years Gamepass or was the GP period reduced?
Converted evenly.
I followed the steps exactly like shadow_man gave on page 121. Luckily my Gamepass was close to repayment for the month, before I cancelled recurring payment. It was a nervous feeling at first, hoping that it will still work, but everything went smooth and now shows that ultimate only renews end October 2024.
 
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