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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.
TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
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.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
16-Mar-2021(#162)
Next games leaving GP, expecting April 1st.
Hyperdot (Console, PC)
Journey to the Savage Planet (Console)
Machinarium (PC)

Kuliddar
Bronze Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
17-Mar-2021(#163)
Slickriven wrote:
>
> 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.
>
>

You are not wrong. The rush to get a new console right now is irrelevant as the games designed for them specifically are not even out yet, If you have the last version of XB1 or PS4 then it's all good for a bit imo. I came from XB1 vanilla so this is a major upgrade for me.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
17-Mar-2021(#164)
Kuliddar wrote:
> You are not wrong. The rush to get a new console right now is irrelevant as the games
> designed for them specifically are not even out yet, If you have the last version
> of XB1 or PS4 then it's all good for a bit imo. I came from XB1 vanilla so this is
> a major upgrade for me.

From an original XB1, I can see the desire and value in upgrading. I've been sort of mystified that the only SX/S 'locked' title I've seen has been The Medium that got... medium reviews. I was thinking that the likes of Dirt 5, Tetris Effect and a few others might also be limited to only SX/S releases - not that they couldn't also work on the X1 since obviously Tetris is just a port, but I figured they might limit it to just the SX/S. Alternatively I also see the value of having more games available to their larger customer base.

I'm still largely in the M$ system with GP pre-paid for another almost year, so I will be seeking a SX at some point, but a compelling reason to upgrade now just isn't there.

Wheels617
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* 17-Mar-2021(#165)
Next gen load times or lack there of has me never looking back to the previous gen wherever possible. Game changing for sure.
Finn
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
17-Mar-2021(#166)
Have been having fun with Doom Eternal, but it's very hard.
The only game that impressed me visually was Gears 5, but when you sprint I get instant motion sickness, but apparently you can turn that off... The thing is from what I played of the game I don't really like it. So I am just waiting to play that true next gen game that I can have a good time with yet on the SX.

Dirt 5 looks great from a last gen perspective, but next gen? It got an update right? I feel it lacks in the next gen visuals department... But it's still the most fun I have had with a DiRT game in awhile, well I think it's my favorite racer currently.

Maybe someone could give me some ideas.... I have GPU for a little, a trades some old psx controllers to a friend for a 3 month pass.



Archer
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17-Mar-2021(#167)
@Finn the 4k update for Dirt 5 dropped last night. So it should look much better.
Finn
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17-Mar-2021(#168)
Oh crap really.. I cannot wait to get home and try this!

Will this automatically download if I have the game installed?

Anxiouz
900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 17-Mar-2021(#169)
Depends on your system settings. I don't have my Xbox set to auto-update. I like to manually choose when to update games.
Kuliddar
Bronze Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
17-Mar-2021(#170)
Slickriven wrote:

> From an original XB1, I can see the desire and value in upgrading. I've been sort
> of mystified that the only SX/S 'locked' title I've seen has been The Medium that
> got... medium reviews. I was thinking that the likes of Dirt 5, Tetris Effect and
> a few others might also be limited to only SX/S releases - not that they couldn't
> also work on the X1 since obviously Tetris is just a port, but I figured they might
> limit it to just the SX/S. Alternatively I also see the value of having more games
> available to their larger customer base.
>
> I'm still largely in the M$ system with GP pre-paid for another almost year, so I
> will be seeking a SX at some point, but a compelling reason to upgrade now just isn't
> there.
>
>

I believe the first game that will really take full advantage of SX will be MS Flight Simulator this summer (if its still on track for that time frame).
Finn
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17-Mar-2021(#171)
Archer wrote:
> @Finn the 4k update for Dirt 5 dropped last night. So it should look much better.
>


I cannot find anything on that... played some DiRT 5 tonight and did not notice anything different. Its not a breaker, I am really liking what they did with DiRT 5. I skipped 4, but from what I did find apparently this one they changed a lot of stuff. I don't know if I liked the forced extreme edge style they are going for (Hello FH3) but I do really like this game.


Archer
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18-Mar-2021(#172)
Finn wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> @Finn the 4k update for Dirt 5 dropped last night. So it should look much better.
>>
>
>
> I cannot find anything on that... played some DiRT 5 tonight and did not notice anything
> different. Its not a breaker, I am really liking what they did with DiRT 5. I skipped
> 4, but from what I did find apparently this one they changed a lot of stuff. I don't
> know if I liked the forced extreme edge style they are going for (Hello FH3) but
> I do really like this game.
>
>
>

Oh wow. My bad. It was Wreckfest that got the update. Not dirt 5. I just played them both back to back and they run together in my head as the same game.
Finn
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18-Mar-2021(#173)
All good, I here alot of people talking about Wreckfest.



Wheels617
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18-Mar-2021(#174)
New Dirt 5 DLC has been fun I grabbed that yesterday, 10% off with GPU
TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
18-Mar-2021(#175)
Same. I bought the Energy Pack for Dirt 5 last week and got all the stars already. It's really just a good, wholesome, fun, chill racing game.
Anxiouz
900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
18-Mar-2021(#176)
I've been doing maybe 3 Dirt 5 races a night and at that pace I've really enjoyed it. The visual modes for Dirt 5 are confusing though: Image Quality vs Resolution. I finally figured out Image Quality is the way to go.
TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
18-Mar-2021(#177)
I've been using performance mode for the higher framerate promise but I honestly don't really notice a difference in either mode.
Finn
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
18-Mar-2021(#178)
Been using Image quality also.

Has anyone tried the new MS branded headset for the SS/SX? I like the price point, but I love that it does not need a damn dongle... something Sony really needs to start doing.

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
18-Mar-2021(#179)
Finn wrote:
> Has anyone tried the new MS branded headset for the SS/SX? I like the price point,
> but I love that it does not need a damn dongle... something Sony really needs to
> start doing.
>
>

I've heard good things. The thing to keep in mind is that it only works with Xbox and PC (via Bluetooth I believe). As a guy that has a lot more systems that support USB audio, I'd say it's worth the extra $50 to get the Arctis 7X.
Finn
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18-Mar-2021(#180)
I had thought about that at first, but I could not find a pair and it was also over my budget we gave ourselves for birthday spending... being an expensive year after buying a house and all. So I went with the pulse 3D for the PS5. But you know I still have my Sony Golds and it would probably be smart for me to sell both and get the Arctis7X. rather then dropping $130 CAD on another pair.

Anxiouz
900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
22-Mar-2021(#182)
My son tried Wreckfest tonight, continuing my career (but failing to win a single race). It definitely looks more crisp on XSX after the recent update (now that I can really look while not playing). It's still not my type of game (it always seems either too easy or too hard) but for something on GP it's outstanding and it looks really nice now. I expect to play more so that he can watch.
Finn
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22-Mar-2021(#183)

Oh it's on GP? Well Imma get it.



Anxiouz
900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
26-Mar-2021(#184)
It Takes Two looks great. I was going to preorder it at Amazon earlier this week but it wouldn't arrive until Tues. I just bought it now and it'll be here Sun lol.
Finn
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28-Mar-2021(#185)
I was going to ask what's a good pirate game on Xbox? I have an itch to scratch and since Pirates of the Caribbean is not BC what are some good options? I see Port Royal is available with games with gold be never tried a PR game before... Looking for suggestions...



SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
28-Mar-2021(#186)
Finn wrote:
> I was going to ask what's a good pirate game on Xbox? I have an itch to scratch and
> since Pirates of the Caribbean is not BC what are some good options? I see Port Royal
> is available with games with gold be never tried a PR game before... Looking for
> suggestions...
>

I enjoyed Sea of Thieves with my brothers. Not sure how well it would fair as a single player experience.
Feeb
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28-Mar-2021(#187)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> Finn wrote:
>> I was going to ask what's a good pirate game on Xbox? I have an itch to scratch
> and
>> since Pirates of the Caribbean is not BC what are some good options? I see Port
> Royal
>> is available with games with gold be never tried a PR game before... Looking for
>> suggestions...
>>
>
> I enjoyed Sea of Thieves with my brothers. Not sure how well it would fair as a single
> player experience.

I'd call this pretty much THE pirate game out there now. I didn't get caught up in it but I can see it being a huge time sink.
JD
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(frozen)
28-Mar-2021(#188)
Greedfall, ac4 black flag etc

Archer
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28-Mar-2021(#189)
JD wrote:
> Greedfall, ac4 black flag etc
>
>

You are not a pirate in Greedfall.
Finn
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* 28-Mar-2021(#190)
I remember trying sea of theives when it came out and being very unimpressed with it... Has it improved? And yes I do have Black Flag, I can't believe I forgot about that.

I wish they would do a remaster of PotC, maybe now that MS owns Bethesda they will add it to BC? I know it means nothing or we would have Mech Assault there also. But I can dream.


Argh, I forgot the whole thing behind the PotC game on Xbox. Oh well.





Slickriven
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28-Mar-2021(#191)
I've never touched Sea of Thieves but I'm well aware that over the years it's changed/improved drastically and some consider it the best true Pirate game available.

Finn
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28-Mar-2021(#192)
Well I would be down to try it again. Skull and Bones can't get here soon enough.




JD
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28-Mar-2021(#193)
Theres always Lego Pirates of Caribbean but here @Finn

https://www.nerdmuch.com/best-pirate-games/

tonymack21
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28-Mar-2021(#194)
I just want a new sid meiers pirates. I've played live the life probably a hundred times over the years. Wish 2k would let them make it.

Finn
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29-Mar-2021(#195)
JD wrote:
> Theres always Lego Pirates of Caribbean but here @Finn
>
>
>


I may just do this... I am going to get Sea of Thieves via Gamepass but I may want to see about a flash deal on Lego games... They seem to pop up from time to time.

Actually, I see that it never came to PS4... But I think I seen it on PSnow...





Slickriven
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29-Mar-2021(#196)
Finn wrote:
> JD wrote:
>> Theres always Lego Pirates of Caribbean but here @Finn
>>

I believe Lego Pirates was free at one point via GwG.


Finn
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29-Mar-2021(#197)
I believe, it's $20 now. It's on PSnow... Played the first chapter. This is scratching the itch, but it also makes me want to watch the movies..




Bleed_DukeBlue
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30-Mar-2021(#198)
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Finn
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30-Mar-2021(#199)
Been playing Ryse Son of Rome for the first time since playing on a friend's Xbox and it's it's a little better then I remember it but the one thing that gets me is the 3 character models for the barbarians they toss at you. I am only 20% done and kind of have to finish it now. I like the concept and the theme but it definitely has its issues and the gameplay could have used some more polishing. But I think I would play a Ryse 2 if it ever released.



TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
30-Mar-2021(#200)
RYSE is a fun and quick action game. Reminded me of God of War a bit. It's what I imagine a Spartacus game would be like. Or Gladiator.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
30-Mar-2021(#201)
I just finally gave Ryse a shot last night. It was part of the weekly tasks for some points and I've wanted to check it out for a good while. I only got through the first fight and brought Nero into his chamber - wanted to assassinate that horrible emperor. I think I'll put some more time into it though.

Topic   Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread Microsoft Xbox One