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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.
Archer
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13-Mar-2021(#121)
Stoked about Morrowind and Oblivion coming back. I didn't get around to playing them last time. I downloaded Morrowind last night, and man does that game look rough. But I'm going to play through it anyways. Might take me 2 years, but I'll do it damn it.

TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
13-Mar-2021(#122)
Morrowind aged like milk indeed haha. I tried it too and it's like playing an old school D&D game. No wonder why I never finished it back when I had it on the OG Xbox. One day though...one day!
Feeb
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13-Mar-2021(#123)
Got a series S for the bedroom media device to replace a broke down PS4. It's pretty fast. Like it so far.
Slickriven
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14-Mar-2021(#124)
Just saw a rumor that Godfall is rumored to be coming to the Series consoles in May/June. Might be part of GP as well.
I think I'd play it as part of the GP service, don't think I'd purchase it based on the reviews and such that I've read about it. Not to surprised that it's coming to Xbox, I suspect Deathloop will also eventually arrive there as well. But with Godfall not doing great on the PS5 and not being a Sony developed/produced title I don't think too many could be surprised at the rumor.

Archer
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14-Mar-2021(#125)
Slickriven wrote:
> Just saw a rumor that Godfall is rumored to be coming to the Series consoles in May/June.
> Might be part of GP as well.
> I think I'd play it as part of the GP service, don't think I'd purchase it based
> on the reviews and such that I've read about it. Not to surprised that it's coming
> to Xbox, I suspect Deathloop will also eventually arrive there as well. But with
> Godfall not doing great on the PS5 and not being a Sony developed/produced title
> I don't think too many could be surprised at the rumor.
>
>

Deathloop is only a timed exclusive, so it is coming to xbox. And will most likely be a day one on GP for xbox as well. Which honestly has me considering skipping it on PS5.
Archer
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15-Mar-2021(#126)
NOICE! Empire of Sin hitting GP this Thursday, March 18th.
Finn
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15-Mar-2021(#127)
God fall was always a timed exclusive also.

I am not sure about skipping And waiting for DL to hit Gamepass. The game makes clever use of the dual sense Wich IMO will be the better way to play if you have the option for both.

God Fall is good, and while it's cool playing with the dual sense it's one I would wait on again if you have both consoles. I just got it because I wanted to play something that could not be played on a PS4.

Quick question about the Xbox One S, I am does it play audio through the controller? If I was watching Netflix could I send audio through the controller and plug my headphones in that way like on PS4? I like watching tv at night but I do t want to make to much noise.... It seems to be easier to find a Xbox one than a PS4 right now.






SwiftJAB
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15-Mar-2021(#128)
@Finn yes, the Xbox One S/X and Series S/X controllers have mini jacks that allow you to hook up headphones to them for audio.
Archer
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15-Mar-2021(#129)
So they added the FPS boost thing to a few of the Bethesda games that were added to GP today. I was playing Skyrim last night for a few and it was locked at 30. I just booted it up and its running at 60+. It looks like the PC version on the XS now.

They also added it to Fallout 4, Prey and Dishonored. And they are planning on adding it to more.
SilverOwl
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15-Mar-2021(#130)
I can't wait to play thru Prey again with 60fps, it will be lit
Slickriven
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15-Mar-2021(#131)
@Archer Is that FPS boost only on the Series X/S?

SilverOwl
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15-Mar-2021(#132)
Slickriven wrote:
> @Archer Is that FPS boost only on the Series X/S?
>
>

Yes, it's a new hardware feature that's only on the new xbox series consoles
Slickriven
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15-Mar-2021(#133)
Ok I thought so, thanks @SilverOwl

Finn
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15-Mar-2021(#134)
I have never played Skyrim, maybe Should... Been wanting to play Fallout 4, I think I played it for 4-5 hours years ago..


Finn
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15-Mar-2021(#135)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> @Finn yes, the Xbox One S/X and Series S/X controllers have mini jacks that allow
> you to hook up headphones to them for audio.

Sounds good, looks like I will keep an eye out for a One S locally.




TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
15-Mar-2021(#136)
Skyrim is a sink hole. Beat it twice in my life across 2 generations. Got all the achievements on the 360 version. Once you start it's really hard to stop, if you're into endless quests for various factions and just getting lost in the wanderlust landscape the land of Tamriel has to offer in the snowy peaks of the home of the Nord with a stunningly orchestrated soundtrack. Oblivion is like that too, but Skyrim is the complete package for me. The Dark Brotherhood for Life! Sanguine!
ErickRPG
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15-Mar-2021(#137)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Skyrim is a sink hole. Beat it twice in my life across 2 generations. Got all the
> achievements on the 360 version. Once you start it's really hard to stop, if you're
> into endless quests for various factions and just getting lost in the wanderlust
> landscape the land of Tamriel has to offer in the snowy peaks of the home of the
> Nord with a stunningly orchestrated soundtrack. Oblivion is like that too, but Skyrim
> is the complete package for me. The Dark Brotherhood for Life! Sanguine!

as a first time player playing a female nord. Who should I side with? I can see the reasons to side with "my people" but also side with the empire her bring a rational thinker and smart person. I literally can't progress any more because I keep running into those skirmishes and I need to decide!

TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
16-Mar-2021(#138)
While playing as a Nord I always sided with my people and dealt with the consequences as they appeared. May be a bit tougher in Imperial populated areas but you'll always have your brethren on your side plus you'll get a more authentic Skyrim experience how I think it was meant to be by siding with the Stormcloaks. If it was Oblivion and took place in Cyrodil I'd say go side with Imperials as the core of Oblivion resided in the nation's capital which is inhabited mainly by the Empire.
Archer
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16-Mar-2021(#139)
ErickRPG wrote:
> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> Skyrim is a sink hole. Beat it twice in my life across 2 generations. Got all
> the
>> achievements on the 360 version. Once you start it's really hard to stop, if you're
>> into endless quests for various factions and just getting lost in the wanderlust
>> landscape the land of Tamriel has to offer in the snowy peaks of the home of the
>> Nord with a stunningly orchestrated soundtrack. Oblivion is like that too, but
> Skyrim
>> is the complete package for me. The Dark Brotherhood for Life! Sanguine!
>
> as a first time player playing a female nord. Who should I side with? I can see
> the reasons to side with "my people" but also side with the empire her bring a rational
> thinker and smart person. I literally can't progress any more because I keep running
> into those skirmishes and I need to decide!
>
>

What ever your character would do. Its an RPG.
Feeb
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16-Mar-2021(#140)
I thought you could complete all the quest lines on one play through. I got the plat on it and pretty sure it required completing all of the chains?
Archer
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16-Mar-2021(#141)
Feeb wrote:
> I thought you could complete all the quest lines on one play through. I got the plat
> on it and pretty sure it required completing all of the chains?

You can. This choice has trophies/achievements that are either or to unlock. So your choice doesn't matter in that regard.
Archer
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* 16-Mar-2021(#142)
FPS boost coming to The Outer Worlds today, just in time for the last story DLC to drop tomorrow.

PS5 is also getting a patch to unlock the frame rate from 30 and move it up to 60.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
16-Mar-2021(#143)
That FPS boost might be the catalyst for me to finally seek out a SX. I was holding of b/c I just didn't see the value as really only the Medium was an exclusive and my 1X has been working just fine.
Plus stimulus money needs spent on something, right?

Feeb
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* 16-Mar-2021(#144)
Slickriven wrote:
> That FPS boost might be the catalyst for me to finally seek out a SX. I was holding
> of b/c I just didn't see the value as really only the Medium was an exclusive and
> my 1X has been working just fine.
> Plus stimulus money needs spent on something, right?
>
>

We bought one to use as our bedroom media device- mainly because we have a membership to les mills on demand workouts which is easiest to use on Xbox. It's been great. Much faster than PS4 at loading / streaming all that. Sound quality is great. There are not too many Xbox family games I want to play so it's been perfect for that with game pass too. It's very small and takes up less space.
ErickRPG
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16-Mar-2021(#145)
Archer wrote:
> ErickRPG wrote:
>> TalonJedi87 wrote:
> |>> Skyrim is a sink hole. Beat it twice in my life across 2 generations. Got all
>> the
> |>> achievements on the 360 version. Once you start it's really hard to stop, if
> you're
> |>> into endless quests for various factions and just getting lost in the wanderlust
> |>> landscape the land of Tamriel has to offer in the snowy peaks of the home of
> the
> |>> Nord with a stunningly orchestrated soundtrack. Oblivion is like that too, but
>> Skyrim
> |>> is the complete package for me. The Dark Brotherhood for Life! Sanguine!
>>
>> as a first time player playing a female nord. Who should I side with? I can
> see
>> the reasons to side with "my people" but also side with the empire her bring a
> rational
>> thinker and smart person. I literally can't progress any more because I keep
> running
>> into those skirmishes and I need to decide!
>>
>>
>
> What ever your character would do. Its an RPG.

Yeah that's the problem. I'm having trouble deciding what my character will do. I'm at a point where there is a quest to go to something with the nord king. I'm not sure if that's the decision point but I feel like "my character" hasn't really even learned enough about the story to even MAKE a decision.

Archer
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16-Mar-2021(#146)
ErickRPG wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> ErickRPG wrote:
> |>> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> |>> Skyrim is a sink hole. Beat it twice in my life across 2 generations. Got
> all
> |>> the
>> |>> achievements on the 360 version. Once you start it's really hard to stop,
> if
>> you're
>> |>> into endless quests for various factions and just getting lost in the wanderlust
>> |>> landscape the land of Tamriel has to offer in the snowy peaks of the home
> of
>> the
>> |>> Nord with a stunningly orchestrated soundtrack. Oblivion is like that too,
> but
> |>> Skyrim
>> |>> is the complete package for me. The Dark Brotherhood for Life! Sanguine!
> |>>
> |>> as a first time player playing a female nord. Who should I side with? I can
>> see
> |>> the reasons to side with "my people" but also side with the empire her bring
> a
>> rational
> |>> thinker and smart person. I literally can't progress any more because I keep
>> running
> |>> into those skirmishes and I need to decide!
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> What ever your character would do. Its an RPG.
>
> Yeah that's the problem. I'm having trouble deciding what my character will do.
> I'm at a point where there is a quest to go to something with the nord king. I'm
> not sure if that's the decision point but I feel like "my character" hasn't really
> even learned enough about the story to even MAKE a decision.
>
>

Then make a save. And pick one. See if you agree with it. If not go back. I'm 100% sure that is what I did the very first time I played Skyrim as well. Because you really are not given all the info before hand if I remember correctly. Or you are, but only if you do things in a certain order I think.
Kuliddar
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16-Mar-2021(#147)
Archer wrote:

> Deathloop is only a timed exclusive, so it is coming to xbox. And will most likely
> be a day one on GP for xbox as well. Which honestly has me considering skipping it
> on PS5.

Yeah, there is nothing on PS5 right now that says I need to get a PS5, even more so that 95% of Sony full exclusives still release on PS4. My Xbox Series X just gives me everything I need at this point. I'll reassess when the first PS5 revision gets released (slim version) but so far, looking ahead, this new gen is going to be a 1 console gen for me only.
Slickriven
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16-Mar-2021(#148)
Kuliddar wrote:
> Yeah, there is nothing on PS5 right now that says I need to get a PS5, even more
> so that 95% of Sony full exclusives still release on PS4. My Xbox Series X just gives
> me everything I need at this point. I'll reassess when the first PS5 revision gets
> released (slim version) but so far, looking ahead, this new gen is going to be a
> 1 console gen for me only.

Not trying to kick off a console debate, but I feel exactly the same about the SX. With a good working 1X, the SX just doesn't have anything that says 'I need to own an SX right now'. Note I'm not interested in the SS. Having only got a PS4 in the past 6 months or so, and barely played it either, I'm not seeking out a PS5 either.

With both, Sony more so, being a challenge to acquire from a retailer, I'm less inclined to hunt for one or pay somebody extra $$ to acquire one. I feel like there's just really little reason, in my opinion, to upgrade to either. I can admit that the FPS Boost and Quick Resume features seem really cool and nice, but I can, and have been, living without them thus far.

ErickRPG
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16-Mar-2021(#149)
Archer wrote:
> ErickRPG wrote:
>> Archer wrote:
> |>> ErickRPG wrote:
>> |>> TalonJedi87 wrote:
> |>> |>> Skyrim is a sink hole. Beat it twice in my life across 2 generations. Got
>> all
>> |>> the
> |>> |>> achievements on the 360 version. Once you start it's really hard to stop,
>> if
> |>> you're
> |>> |>> into endless quests for various factions and just getting lost in the wanderlust
> |>> |>> landscape the land of Tamriel has to offer in the snowy peaks of the home
>> of
> |>> the
> |>> |>> Nord with a stunningly orchestrated soundtrack. Oblivion is like that too,
>> but
>> |>> Skyrim
> |>> |>> is the complete package for me. The Dark Brotherhood for Life! Sanguine!
>> |>>
>> |>> as a first time player playing a female nord. Who should I side with? I
> can
> |>> see
>> |>> the reasons to side with "my people" but also side with the empire her bring
>> a
> |>> rational
>> |>> thinker and smart person. I literally can't progress any more because I keep
> |>> running
>> |>> into those skirmishes and I need to decide!
>> |>>
>> |>>
> |>>
> |>> What ever your character would do. Its an RPG.
>>
>> Yeah that's the problem. I'm having trouble deciding what my character will do.
>> I'm at a point where there is a quest to go to something with the nord king.
> I'm
>> not sure if that's the decision point but I feel like "my character" hasn't really
>> even learned enough about the story to even MAKE a decision.
>>
>>
>
> Then make a save. And pick one. See if you agree with it. If not go back. I'm 100%
> sure that is what I did the very first time I played Skyrim as well. Because you
> really are not given all the info before hand if I remember correctly. Or you are,
> but only if you do things in a certain order I think.

ah ok. So I gotta waste 5 hours on each side. Got it. Guess I'll put it on the backburner.

Archer
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16-Mar-2021(#150)
ErickRPG wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> ErickRPG wrote:
> |>> Archer wrote:
>> |>> ErickRPG wrote:
> |>> |>> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> |>> |>> Skyrim is a sink hole. Beat it twice in my life across 2 generations.
> Got
> |>> all
> |>> |>> the
>> |>> |>> achievements on the 360 version. Once you start it's really hard to stop,
> |>> if
>> |>> you're
>> |>> |>> into endless quests for various factions and just getting lost in the
> wanderlust
>> |>> |>> landscape the land of Tamriel has to offer in the snowy peaks of the home
> |>> of
>> |>> the
>> |>> |>> Nord with a stunningly orchestrated soundtrack. Oblivion is like that
> too,
> |>> but
> |>> |>> Skyrim
>> |>> |>> is the complete package for me. The Dark Brotherhood for Life! Sanguine!
> |>> |>>
> |>> |>> as a first time player playing a female nord. Who should I side with? I
>> can
>> |>> see
> |>> |>> the reasons to side with "my people" but also side with the empire her bring
> |>> a
>> |>> rational
> |>> |>> thinker and smart person. I literally can't progress any more because I
> keep
>> |>> running
> |>> |>> into those skirmishes and I need to decide!
> |>> |>>
> |>> |>>
>> |>>
>> |>> What ever your character would do. Its an RPG.
> |>>
> |>> Yeah that's the problem. I'm having trouble deciding what my character will
> do.
> |>> I'm at a point where there is a quest to go to something with the nord king.
>> I'm
> |>> not sure if that's the decision point but I feel like "my character" hasn't really
> |>> even learned enough about the story to even MAKE a decision.
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> Then make a save. And pick one. See if you agree with it. If not go back. I'm
> 100%
>> sure that is what I did the very first time I played Skyrim as well. Because you
>> really are not given all the info before hand if I remember correctly. Or you
> are,
>> but only if you do things in a certain order I think.
>
> ah ok. So I gotta waste 5 hours on each side. Got it. Guess I'll put it on the
> backburner.
>
>

No. The quest line is literally 30-60 minutes. Its a very insignificant part of the game actually.
ErickRPG
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16-Mar-2021(#151)
i'llw atch it then. What's the name of the 2 quests.

mattyg00013
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* 16-Mar-2021(#152)
New GamePass Titles for the rest of the month and Outriders in April.

Undertale (Cloud, Console, and PC) - March 16, 2021
Empire of Sin (Cloud, Console, and PC) - March 18, 2021
Star Wars Squadrons (Console via EA Play) - March 18, 2021
Genesis Noir (Console and PC) - March 25, 2021
Octopath Traveler (Console and PC) - March 25, 2021
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Cloud, Console, and PC) - March 25, 2021
Narita Boy (Cloud, Console, and PC) - March 30, 2021

Outriders will now be launching on GamePass April 1st.

I left off the PC only titles. The demo for Outriders was alright, not enough to make me buy it but on GamePass I'll give it a try. Octopath Traveler is also a surprising announcement, I've wanted to pick that up for the Switch for a while now but keep putting it off.
Archer
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16-Mar-2021(#153)
ErickRPG wrote:
> i'llw atch it then. What's the name of the 2 quests.
>
>

I honestly have no idea. But there are a lot of videos about the civil war on youtube. You could probably just search it.
Feeb
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* 16-Mar-2021(#154)
With Skyrim quests-




I really enjoyed the vamp and dragon kin stuff. Especially the Kate Beckinsale vamp sidekick was badass.

SwiftJAB
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16-Mar-2021(#155)
Octopath Traveler on GP is definitely a surprise.
TalonJedi87
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16-Mar-2021(#156)
Idk $15 a month seems like a sweet spot. Anything above $20 I may have to reconsider or only resubscribe when theres big or numerous releases at once I wanna play
SwiftJAB
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16-Mar-2021(#157)
Like most things in life, the price is going to go up. What I've liked about Microsoft's approach is that they typically continue to add more value to it to justify the cost. There are more games on Gamepass than ever and they've continued to expand their "first-party" offerings to have more games being launched on Gamepass and there hasn't been a price increase (except for PC) since it launched.

That being said, Microsoft now has 3 subscriptions for the Xbox ecosystem. They can probably get away with small price increases, but y'all saw what happened when they tried to double the price of Xbox Live.
Anxiouz
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16-Mar-2021(#158)
Doubling the price was ridiculous, but if GP Ultimate went up to $20 I think that's totally fine. I certainly wouldn't cancel.
Archer
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* 16-Mar-2021(#159)
I wont like an increase to $20, but I wont complain about it either. It has saved me a lot of money. I also currently have 3 years on my current time left. So I wouldn't be paying the higher price for a couple years anyways.
Finn
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16-Mar-2021(#160)
Rather than stay subbed to GPU I would also only re sub when something dropped that I wanted to play.






TalonJedi87
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16-Mar-2021(#161)
$20 a month I'd do with all these new acquisitions like Bethesda they have to justify the increase sure but make it a nominal increase like Disney Plus just did. Raised $1 a month. Don't double it to $30/mo.

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