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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.
Groo
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7-May-2021(#241)
Feeb wrote:
> Series S is pissing me off. Daily issues with HDMI. Replaced it a few times and still.
> I need to contact support

OMG can you cancel GS ordered or return to store for full credit if you don't open it?
Feeb
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7-May-2021(#242)
I just use it for media but fudge. Prolly patchable.
Kommie
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7-May-2021(#243)
Groo wrote:
> Feeb wrote:
>> Series S is pissing me off. Daily issues with HDMI. Replaced it a few times and
> still.
>> I need to contact support
>
> OMG can you cancel GS ordered or return to store for full credit if you don't open
> it?


you have to return everything if you bought it in a bundle.
Anxiouz
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* 7-May-2021(#244)
MS is gonna drop the XSS at some point. It's come up a few times that some devs are struggling to get titles to run well on all of the diff hardware. And I don't see that the $300 price point is making any difference post-launch.

I had an XSS for a bit...if you've never played in 4k on a home console it's wonderful. But if you've had an X1X or PS4 Pro then the XSS doesn't have any wow factor. Sure the UI is snappy but I can't recommend getting one even for GP. The SSD isn't as small as people make it out to be, but it IS limiting. Just get a used X1X until the XSX comes down in price.
Feeb
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7-May-2021(#245)
It's a downgrade from base PS4 so far to be honest.
longhornsk57
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7-May-2021(#246)
Ya I've always had my doubts about it. I was going to buy one since I'm traveling a lot for work but I ended up just packing my Series X and I am glad I did.

I can understand why they wanted a gamepass 1080p machine but really it's just a bottleneck and a bad idea. The $400 PS5 is such a better execution, for $100 more you get a 3X GPU and the same hardware across all lanes
SilverOwl
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7-May-2021(#247)
I currently have a series s and actually like it. Zero issues and is super fast. I will eventually upgrade to the series x, but for the time being the S is fine for me. But I mainly use it to play mp with some buddies. I use my ps5 for most new games
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
7-May-2021(#248)
Same here. My XSS has been running like a champ. I did end up getting an external SSD on the cheap as there are some massive games that I play frequently enough that I didn't want to have to keep deleting them to make space. I'll probably wait until there is a 2tb LE XSX before upgrading.
tonymack21
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8-May-2021(#249)
Groo wrote:
> After going through my games from PS4 and Xbox One, I . Only keeping Sid Meier's Pirates Xbox,
> have a 360 for it but will see if they have it digital too. Was much prettier on
> Xbox One X

One of my favorite series of all time. I have played several iterations of sid meiers pirates sooooo many times over the years its insane. It doesn't take a great pc to run the pc version if that's a possibility for you its pretty and has content cut from the console versions. Inland cities and more interactive way of hunting thr treasures and stuff.

SilverOwl
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8-May-2021(#250)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Groo wrote:
>> After going through my games from PS4 and Xbox One, I . Only keeping Sid Meier's
> Pirates Xbox,
>> have a 360 for it but will see if they have it digital too. Was much prettier
> on
>> Xbox One X
>
> One of my favorite series of all time. I have played several iterations of sid meiers
> pirates sooooo many times over the years its insane. It doesn't take a great pc
> to run the pc version if that's a possibility for you its pretty and has content
> cut from the console versions. Inland cities and more interactive way of hunting
> thr treasures and stuff.
>
>


I remember the first time I ever played sid Meier's pirates on an old commodore 128. I have been hooked since then
Finn
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8-May-2021(#251)
I want a series S for the bedroom... I can't seem to find a cheap last gen console right now and for what some people are asking for an Xbox One S I may aswell get a Series S.

But I am in talks with a guy about his PS4 Slim... But he is hesitant... He kinda wants a PS5 lined up first.... Argh.





Groo
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8-May-2021(#252)
Finn wrote:
> I want a series S for the bedroom... I can't seem to find a cheap last gen console
> right now and for what some people are asking for an Xbox One S I may aswell get
> a Series S.
>
> But I am in talks with a guy about his PS4 Slim... But he is hesitant... He kinda
> wants a PS5 lined up first.... Argh.
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I traded in @ gamestop my Xbox Xs, PS4 Pro (did keep the Star Wars controller) and V1 Switch for $225 each, saw they did $250 each not long ago so they are holding value. They have the X for sale @389 Used not sure anyone would buy it for that price. The Star Wars Pro pictured shows a Black DS4 (makes me think its my old one and famous or everyone who trades theirs in kept the Star Wars controller too LOL)
Archer
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14-May-2021(#254)
Ugh, not for $180.
TalonJedi87
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14-May-2021(#255)
Exactly. Which is why it'll forever be a window shopping special.
Slickriven
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14-May-2021(#256)
I like special or unique controllers, but at 3x the price of a normal one it's easy to pass.

TalonJedi87
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14-May-2021(#257)
Yeah. Sucks it's like a big cash grab. Cool design though.
Finn
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14-May-2021(#258)
I like the Rebel Alliance one.... but yeah, not at that price.

Kommie
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14-May-2021(#259)
Gotta pay Disney for that licensing fee
Anxiouz
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* 14-May-2021(#260)
I got pinged about controller battery recharge kits so I thought I'd share. For anyone looking, I bought this offbrand one in Feb and it's been fantastic for both our XSX and X1X. I believe these batteries are larger than MS charge kits and for us they are lasting like 2+ weeks even with daily usage. If you are looking I highly recommend this one.

2 batteries and a wall charger for $19 (link has the gtz affiliate code):
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089R3JDX8/ref=p...

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TalonJedi87
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14-May-2021(#261)
I have that exact one and it's great. One pack can get me a good week on about 1-2 hours of gaming a night.
SwiftJAB
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14-May-2021(#262)
Ditto
Feeb
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14-May-2021(#263)
My series x just died. No power. MS is asking me to send it back. Sucks but I'm glad it happened under warranty and they'll have some experience with making sure it's GTG.
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
15-May-2021(#264)
Damn that sucks bro!
At least they're taking care of it
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
15-May-2021(#265)
Bummer @Feeb. My first X1X died within the first year. They just replaced it with a refurbished unit so I didn't have to wait for them to repair it. That was back when there weren't stock issues and you could just walk into a Microsoft Store and make the swap.
Feeb
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15-May-2021(#266)
Yeah I have confidence they'll fix me up. Love those guys honestly.
Groo
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15-May-2021(#267)
Got my Series S in Wednesday and loved just being able to boot it up sign in and download my games and saves even without Gold or UGP etc. Quick Resume is sweet and the fast loads even sweeter. Didn't realize the Series S doesn't get the Xbox One X Enhanced games effect but its own "enhancements" but the Series X does get it. Not sure yet how that will turn out. Needed a HD even when I had the 1TB One X and went back and forth but went ahead today and grabbed the expensive 1TB Expansion Card. No regrets, its only money raspberry. Started up Halo as I never beat any of these games, had the discs then the Digital Collection for years so its time to play or delete it and don't look back. So far its not grabbing me like Gears of War does.........on Halo able to cycle between the original look and the updated version, is that really what Halo looked like?
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
15-May-2021(#268)
@groo, yep that's what it looked like originally. It's a 20 year old game.

I felt like the expansion card was way over priced. After watching some videos, I ended up buying an SSD as most games aren't going to be Series X|S specific for quite some time. By the time they are, they will probably have released a 2tb Series X.
Anxiouz
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* 15-May-2021(#269)
For previous gen games the XSS typically runs the X1 code, while the the XSX runs the X1X Enhanced version (when applicable).

So with Halo on the XSS you're not getting the X1X enhanced version, you're getting the base X1 game...with maybe some small extras.

My biggest issue with the XSS was the resolution (coming from the X1X). I just couldn't live with it.
Groo
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* 15-May-2021(#270)
Anxiouz wrote:
> For previous gen games the XSS typically runs the X1 code, while the the XSX runs
> the X1X Enhanced version (when applicable).
>
> So with Halo on the XSS you're not getting the X1X enhanced version, you're getting
> the base X1 game...with maybe some small extras.
>
> My biggest issue with the XSS was the resolution (coming from the X1X). I just couldn't
> live with it.

When they make that Gears of War 6 Series X 2TB I will upgrade, I had sold my X, Pro and V1Switch to upgrade. I did not plan on getting an SS at all just the way it shook out. I had swapped a Gears of War 4 2TB Limited S for my first X and hope the one for GOW6 is as good, didnt care for the 5th's console.
3hitcombo
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15-May-2021(#271)
Groo wrote:
> Anxiouz wrote:
>> For previous gen games the XSS typically runs the X1 code, while the the XSX runs
>> the X1X Enhanced version (when applicable).
>>
>> So with Halo on the XSS you're not getting the X1X enhanced version, you're getting
>> the base X1 game...with maybe some small extras.
>>
>> My biggest issue with the XSS was the resolution (coming from the X1X). I just
> couldn't
>> live with it.
>
> When they make that Gears of War 6 Series X 2TB I will upgrade, I had sold my X,
> Pro and V1Switch to upgrade. I did not plan on getting an SS at all just the way
> it shook out. I had swapped a Gears of War 4 2TB Limited S for my first X and hope
> the one for GOW6 is as good, didnt care for the 5th's console.

I am so with this.....although I already have an XSX I would get the gears one that comes out with 6 for sure. I still have the XOS that you've mentioned(the controllers are still the best!) and my 360 is the LE gears 3 console. Definitely prefer the red consoles.
Feeb
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15-May-2021(#272)
The service process is so easy. I love the Microsoft support stuff because they have their crap together. You can tell they genuinely want you to enjoy their products and be satisfied.
Anxiouz
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* 15-May-2021(#273)
I had played Just Cause 4 when it came out but got bored with it...unlike the previous games which I totally loved. It joined GP recently so I gave it a whirl again and...it's still lifeless and dull. Not sure what the magic sauce is but this is missing it. frown

On the other hand, I saw that Shadow of the Tomb Raider hit the Frame-rate Boost list bringing it to 4k/60fps on the XSX. This is my least favorite of the TR reboot trilogy but at 4k 60fps it's really quite fantastic. It was already a great looking game but it feels so good now.
Anxiouz
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* 27-May-2021(#274)
I encountered 2 issues with Shadow of the Tomb Raider and FPS Boost. There were sequences of being chased where you had to basically just run/jump/climb quickly while being shot at. After dying like 30 times in a row when in High Quality mode with FPS Boost on, in the game settings I set it to High Framerate. And got past the area in my first try. I don't know it it was a latency issue or what. But besides these 2 sequences I had no other issues.

I also tried out the XSX upgrade of Saints Row the Third Remastered yesterday. In general it's pretty nice although it def still feels like an old game. But I forgot how great the beginning mission or two are...this game starts off with a bang.
Dasgessabel
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29-May-2021(#275)
So I used some of my reward points and got a gift card to pre-order Necromunda: Hired Gun for like $9 out of pocket. It looks like a decent enough time, especially for $9.
Feeb
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29-May-2021(#276)
Got my series x back from repair. Excellent experience.
bluemetal04
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30-May-2021(#277)
Did they tell you what was wrong with it?
Feeb
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30-May-2021(#278)
bluemetal04 wrote:
> Did they tell you what was wrong with it?

The port where the power plugs in was faulty. Apparently it's a widespread thing.
Finn
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30-May-2021(#279)
My Series X will not wake up alot of the time and I have to power cycle it. Happens far more than I would like.


Also, Concept Destruction seems to have an issue everytime I try and pop the survivalist achiement... Game just locks up. Though I will say the survival mode in that game differes greatly between that and the PS4 version...from what I remember. But I absolutely love it. Cardboard car destruction... Whats not to like.





Feeb
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30-May-2021(#280)
Be sure you send it for repair within the year or you'll have to pay.
Finn
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30-May-2021(#281)
I will call tomorrow, maybe there is a setting I could tweak.

So I had this game with a crazy amount of GS tied to it but man there are a few things I really enjoy about it is the shooter/tower defense aspect of it. Also the boss music is pretty damn good. I have a number of achievements left to get but I am not rushing it... This is exactly the type of game I was looking for.

Though it did ask for permissions before I played it Wich was kinda wied ...

Topic   Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread Microsoft Xbox One