We are a family of gamers and it's normally fairly easy to find a gift at Christmas or on a birthday because there's always a new game release available. But buying games throughout the year can become expensive so, thanks to a fantastic collaboration with Smyths Toys here's the ultimate present... the XBox Game Pass and I've got one for you to win in time for Christmas!
First I've got the lowdown and some FAQs on the XBox Game Pass. Have a read through and then enter the competition below.
What is Xbox Game Pass library?
The Xbox Game Pass can be described as a 'Netflix for video games'. It is a subscription service available to customers to purchase a multitude of games at a set cost each month. The Game Pass library includes over 100 great Xbox One and Xbox 360 backward compatible titles including Forza Motorsport 7, Disneyland Adventures, Sea of Thieves and Halo. A Game Pass allows you access to the library to download and play all games. This continues until your subscription is cancelled or expires, or a game leaves the Game Pass catalogue. You can buy a pass as a gift for one person or the whole family!
How does Game Pass work?
- Visit www.microsoft.com/redeem where you sign in to or create your profile
- Redeem your 25-character prepaid Game Pass code
- Browse the Xbox Game Pass catalogue or visit your Xbox dashboard.
- Install your choice of games.
- Play as much as you want, whenever you want.
Why buy the Game Pass?
- You can play new Xbox exclusives the day they launch.
- You have access 100+ Xbox One and Xbox 360 backward compatible games on your Xbox One.
- You can play Xbox Play Anywhere games on your Windows PC and Xbox One.
- You can buy subscriptions one month, six months or twelve months and play as much as you want
What happens if your game leaves the library?
If your game leaves the library you will need a physical or digital copy of your game to continue playing. As a Game Pass member, you can save up to 20% off the purchase price of Game Pass games and 10% off downloadable content.
What is the difference between Live Gold and Game Pass?
Xbox Game Pass gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 backward compatible games. The important thing is that you don't need Xbox Live Gold to be able to use Xbox Game Pass but you can use XBox Live gold to play with your friends online.
So that's all the important stuff out of the way. Do you still want the chance to win a 12-month XBox Game Pass worth £55? Of course you do!
There is one compulsory entry to this giveaway where you must tell me your best or worst Christmas cracker joke. This must be typed into the comments section on the blog. You can then check off hat entry in the Rafflecopter widget below. Additional entries are available which include social media activity. Entries will be checked and verified and incorrect entries will be disqualified. Full terms and conditions can be found below and in the Rafflecopter widget.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS * This giveaway will begin at 21:00 on 6th December 2018 and finish at 23:59 on 15th December 2018 * This giveaway is open to any of my blog readers aged 18 or above who reside in the UK. * There is no cash alternative to the giveaway * There is one (1) prize in total which is a 12-month subscription to XBox Game Pass * There is one compulsory entry which asks the entrant to comment on this blog providing their best/worst Christmas cracker joke * Additional entries will be available once the compulsory entry has been completed * Entries will only be accepted as instructed and any entrant that does not complete the qualifying requirements will be disqualified * The prize has been provided in conjunction with Smyths Toys * The winner will be chosen by using a random number generator built into the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted direct * The prize winner will be asked to provide their email address so that contact can be made to arrange prize delivery * Please contact me for further clarification on any of these T&C *
A huge thanks to Smyths Toys for providing the prize for this special giveaway. Smyths Toys Superstores has 116 store locations throughout the UK and Ireland and you can check here for your nearest one. This leading toy retailer carries all the top brands and prides themselves on offering the most competitive prices on the best possible selection of products including toys, baby, outdoor and software games. Give them a quick follow on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.