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Topic   Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread Microsoft Xbox One

bluemetal04
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18-Jul-2020(#1)
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Might as well get it started. Who's looking forward to it? I personally think that it could beat PS5, that is if they don't screw up. They need a basic UI, more first party titles, and focus only on gaming. They own the license to Rare games, we need to see new Conkers, Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie, etc. They did alright with Killer Instinct, I'll give them that, but they're sitting on a lot of games that needs remade, remastered, and sequels.
As far as I know, it's slightly more powerful than the PS5, which isn't a big deal. But what is a big deal is that it will come with more storage. XBSX will have 1TB, which I admit, is not much by today's standards. The PS5 will have 825GB, which is ridiculous. I'm guessing that the next gen games will be around 100gb or more in size on average. If that is the case, I expect the discs will be on 4k UHD blu-rays.
Dasgessabel
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25-Jan-2021(#2)
So the way Microsoft has handled this whole next gen thing is partly terrible, that's no secret - the nomenclature related to Xbox Series X and Xbox One X being a big one. But now we also have to deal with different games/different versions, and that isn't always clear without a further deep dive on things (which isn't entierly on Microsoft, but again, with their naming scheme this further muddies the water). Maybe I'm just getting old, but I actually side with parents and grandparents on this issue. Sony has done a better job on this front, in my opinion.

Game Pass is one of of the few things they're getting right at the moment, and I love it.
Anxiouz
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25-Jan-2021(#3)
In a few days The Medium comes out and it's the first XSX/XSS-only release (won't work on X1/X1S/X1X). I haven't been able to find any case photos...I'm interested in seeing how easy/hard it is to tell that it's next-gen only.
Dasgessabel
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25-Jan-2021(#4)
Anxiouz wrote:
> In a few days The Medium comes out and it's the first XSX/XSS-only release (won't
> work on X1/X1S/X1X). I haven't been able to find any case photos...I'm interested
> in seeing how easy/hard it is to tell that it's next-gen only.

I'm just interested to see if it's actually good. I did not like their last outing (Blair Witch) at all
ErickRPG
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27-Jan-2021(#5)
Instead of re-upping gamepass for $15 I bought a few of the games that were free on there. Plus a couple others. Got some good gaming ahead of me. Dragon Age Origins 360, Dragon Age Inquisition, Wofenstein II New Colossus, and Battlefield 1. Man Xbox games are so cheap, Love it!

SwiftJAB
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27-Jan-2021(#6)
Game Pass definitely helps drive down the prices on games that hit Game Pass. Hopefully in the future there will be competitive digital market places on consoles to help drive down digital prices even further.
Anxiouz
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27-Jan-2021(#7)
The Medium looks pretty meh. Digital Foundry sure seemed to be overly positive about it given the other reviews I've watched.
Scott
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27-Jan-2021(#8)
Anxiouz wrote:
> The Medium looks pretty meh. Digital Foundry sure seemed to be overly positive about
> it given the other reviews I've watched.

So it looks pretty medium?
Kommie
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27-Jan-2021(#9)
The Medium is at 76 on Metacritic right now, pretty average score

Feeb
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27-Jan-2021(#10)
Kommie wrote:
> The Medium is at 76 on Metacritic right now, pretty average score
>
>

Which peaks my interest lately honestly. 80s is like a must play nowadays.
Archer
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27-Jan-2021(#11)
I don't even know what that game actually is. I just know I get to check it out "Free" because its on GP day one. But I wont be checking it out for months, lol.
longhornsk57
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27-Jan-2021(#12)
It looks pretty boring from everything I have seen.
Dasgessabel
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27-Jan-2021(#13)
I'm gonna play it because I have GamePass and I may as well. If it's even slightly better than Blair Witch, I'll be okay with it. And it doesn't have to try too hard to be better than that to me.
Anxiouz
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27-Jan-2021(#14)
I'm definitely interested in playing the Medium, but it doesn't really scream next-gen, even if you consider it a (very) late launch title.

On the XSS when it goes into split-screen mode it hits below 720p. Yikes.
Dasgessabel
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27-Jan-2021(#15)
Anxiouz wrote:
>
> On the XSS when it goes into split-screen mode it hits below 720p. Yikes.

480p is the new next gen
longhornsk57
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27-Jan-2021(#16)
They called me a madman when I said the XSS gpu was trash. Below 720p on any game on any mode is insane.
JD
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27-Jan-2021(#17)
longhornsk57 wrote:
> They called me a madman when I said the XSS gpu was trash. Below 720p on any game
> on any mode is insane.

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Anxiouz
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* 27-Jan-2021(#18)
I still can't find an XSX but my X1X is holding it's own so far. I was able to get an XSS and it's a fine system for GP for my son, but not for AA or AAA titles. The resolution is just so damn disappointing. Yes the framerate is usually nice, but I'd argue that 60fps at 1080p is not as great as it sounds if you've ever played anything in 4k. So. Many. Jaggies. And blurriness.

So far everything I've played on the XSS has been just fine. But I have preferred to play on X1X. So it all just makes me want an XSX all the more.
Dasgessabel
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28-Jan-2021(#19)
Was gonna try out The Medium at midnight... but then they said they made a typo and meant 12 PM EST tomorrow. So I'm going to bed lol
Dasgessabel
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28-Jan-2021(#20)
Tried it out today, seems pretty interesting so far - much better at this juncture than Blair Witch. And I didn't know how much I missed those cinematic camera angles in games until firing it back up.
Dasgessabel
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29-Jan-2021(#21)
And my series x is toast. RIP
Dasgessabel
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29-Jan-2021(#22)
No longer displays, even after pulling HDMI/replugging, using another HDMI and a different tv/monitor. frown
Archer
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29-Jan-2021(#23)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> And my series x is toast. RIP

Oh no, what happened?
Dasgessabel
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29-Jan-2021(#24)
Archer wrote:
> Dasgessabel wrote:
>> And my series x is toast. RIP
>
> Oh no, what happened?

Posted right above you at the same time. I'm pissed because I ran into the bug on the Medium that halted my progress today and now this haha. And I was getting more gaming time in lately. Sad panda, man.
Archer
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29-Jan-2021(#25)
Damn, that sucks. Have you tried booting in safe mode?
Archer
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* 29-Jan-2021(#26)
To get into safe mode:

Eject any discs from your console.
Press the Xbox button on your console for 10 seconds. (this does a full shutdown)
Press and hold the Xbox and Eject buttons (on the console) until you hear two beeps (continue holding until the second beep, which happens 10 seconds after the first).
Dasgessabel
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29-Jan-2021(#27)
Just tried that (thanks for the info btw), and it acted like it wanted to come on, but just flashed and continues to not display. Well crap.
Archer
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29-Jan-2021(#28)
Crap. You'll have to contact them for a send in and a replacement. The good thing with them though is all your saves and everything is auto uploaded to their server, so if you get a new console it will auto install you back to where you were tonight, saves, game installs, settings, the works. But you'll be without it for two weeks or more.
Archer
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29-Jan-2021(#29)
Actually I'm not sure what the stock situation is with them currently. So hopefully they can just fix it and send it back. If there is no stock it could take awhile.
Dasgessabel
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29-Jan-2021(#30)
Dasgessabel
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29-Jan-2021(#31)
The Medium apparently helped my Xbox cross over to the other side.
Kommie
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29-Jan-2021(#32)
Clearly your Xbox Series X needs a Medium to eradicate the demon in it.

Feeb
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29-Jan-2021(#33)
Imma hold off on that one.
Kommie
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* 29-Jan-2021(#34)
Yeah, what if the games poor coding caused it? Always possible.

Dasgessabel
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29-Jan-2021(#35)
The game was actually not half bad, gave me silent hill vibes and some pretty weird stuff going on, but the game breaking bug and then the console breaking was not a satisfying ending. From what I understand, not everyone got that bug but since the game only uses autosaves, not much i could do. I reloaded a couple of different auto saves before the console crap itself but still had that bug, so who knows.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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29-Jan-2021(#36)
Sorry about all that!

Dasgessabel wrote:
> The game was actually not half bad, gave me silent hill vibes and some pretty weird
> stuff going on, but the game breaking bug and then the console breaking was not a
> satisfying ending. From what I understand, not everyone got that bug but since the
> game only uses autosaves, not much i could do. I reloaded a couple of different auto
> saves before the console crap itself but still had that bug, so who knows.
RyoHazuki
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30-Jan-2021(#37)
Not sure why everyone is excited, I will never forget that microsoft Knew 2/3's of original Xbox 360 consoles would fail and they released it any damn way.
https://youtu.be/xq-nAOJYeuE
Anxiouz
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* 30-Jan-2021(#38)
I'm a ways into the Medium and I'd prob give it a 6/10. My main gripe is that it. is. so. slow. The story, the pace of the levels, how it looks like you can go down a hallway but nope there's an invisible wall so you need to backtrack down the single path they want you to. It's nice that LT makes you "run" but it's basically a speed-walk/jog and barely helps.

It's a nice looking point-n-click story game, but the puzzles are pretty much just finding an item a few rooms away (which will highlight so that you can't miss them), the extra powers have only very specific uses in very specific places (so they aren't really moves that you just use when you want), and for a horror/suspense game there is no sense of danger or any worry about dying (for the most part).
Dasgessabel
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* 30-Jan-2021(#39)
Xbox started working again today. Came right on and actually got past that part in The Medium and finished the game. I guess my xbox needed some alone time.

I score The Medium a little higher than Anxiouz. Maybe 7-7.5/10. It is definitely a slow burner, but one of the more enjoyable walking sims I've played in a while. Great atmosphere, cool duality mechanic, mostly solid voice work and performances. The ambient music is mostly great as well, and they manage to not overdo it - it shows up when it's needed and fades when it isnt. After Blair Witch, this is a much better outing by them, in my opinion. Some minor glitches and that one major one that not everyone seems to get need to be addressed, but all in all, a solid 7-8 hour romp.
Anxiouz
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31-Jan-2021(#40)
Yeah, I may have been a little harsh but I'm still planning on playing more and my score may change. It's just so easy to find fault in some design decisions.
Kommie
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31-Jan-2021(#41)
Can you die in The Medium or is it just avoid enemies, and you can't kill them?

Topic   Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread Microsoft Xbox One