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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.
Anxiouz
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17-Feb-2021(#81)
Been playing Jedi Fallen Order on the XSX in the updated Performance mode. 60fps feels great, and somehow the graphics still look really nice even though they're 1440p or something? Quality mode looks a little crisper at 4k but really not all that much better.

I started a New Game+ but you don't have access to all of your skills until they unlock at certain points in the game. That's a little lame but it does force you to complete certain puzzles and things in the desired way so I get it. The game is still an absolute blast. So good.
Finn
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17-Feb-2021(#82)
I really want to play Jedi Fallen order on the XSX but I am 64% done on the PS4 and I am just not interested in starting over.
Archer
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* 18-Feb-2021(#83)
EA just completed the purchase of CodeMasters. I wonder if that means we will see all their games on GP now. Since the EA thing is a part of GP. Well, that might actually explain Dirt 5 coming so soon as well.
TalonJedi87
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18-Feb-2021(#84)
MS should just buy EA already. Quit the foreplay. Or not. Either way, I'm sure we'll all benefit from it.
Anxiouz
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* 22-Feb-2021(#85)
Holy crap. I'm late to the party but finally just got COD: Cold War and on XSX the "update" download is 155GB. A whopping 300MB on disc. LMAO.

Edit: Now it's installing 1.8GB from the disc, and another 89GB update. Amazing. I was able to start the game an uninstall some stuff but man, this was one of the bumpiest installs I've had yet. And all I want is the campaign.
mattyg00013
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23-Feb-2021(#86)
Games with Gold for March

Xbox X|S and Xbox One
Warface: Breakout (March 1-31)
Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse (March 16-April 15)

Xbox 360 (compatible with new consoles)
Metal Slug 3 (March 1-15)
Port Royale 3 (March 16-31)
Archer
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* 23-Feb-2021(#87)
Isn't Warface a F2P game?
It is. But looks like breakout costs $20. I thought it was an expansion for the F2P game. But its a stand alone thing apparently.
SilverOwl
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23-Feb-2021(#88)
Wtf microsoft, nobody wants ftp game crap.... Kinda disappointed
Finn
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23-Feb-2021(#89)
Lame month... But Port Royal I would play that. I just got rid of GPU, so I guess I will miss out on this month's offerings... But I did manage to snag a copy of Pirates of the Caribbean... Looking forward to playing that again.
Dasgessabel
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(frozen)
* 24-Feb-2021(#90)
Well, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 delayed indefinitely. That ruined my week. Must have been a trainwreck though, so this is probably for the best

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.polygon.com/platf...
Finn
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24-Feb-2021(#91)
I remember Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption, I bought the CE? I think... I just remember looking at the box and thinking damn! loved the game, but never finished it. was hot and Heavy into UT99 at the time. I have wanted to get back into it over the years but I don't know where to jump back in? Was there a remaster? or how would a guy recommend jumping back in?
Dasgessabel
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(frozen)
24-Feb-2021(#92)
Finn wrote:
> I remember Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption, I bought the CE? I think... I just
> remember looking at the box and thinking damn! loved the game, but never finished
> it. was hot and Heavy into UT99 at the time. I have wanted to get back into it over
> the years but I don't know where to jump back in? Was there a remaster? or how would
> a guy recommend jumping back in?

Not a remaster, but if you buy the digital version (on Steam or GOG), there is a guy who to this day still works on patches and additions to the game. It was pretty buggy on release and they only ever released two official patches, so lots of issues remained. The digital version of the game goes on sale fairly frequently (usually 4.99 or 9.99), but to me its even worth the 19.99. It came out in 04, so expect some old mechanics, but it still has an almost unmatched dialogue/choice for characters due to how well written the game itself was.

The patch is called Wesp's Unofficial Patch, or something close to that - it would be one of the first results to come up when you search it. There are also mods but those are harder to track down these days due to site hosting. I highly recommend it even now.
Dasgessabel
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(frozen)
24-Feb-2021(#93)
I hate everything about the store and dashboard on the series x. Id say it was my controller, but in game it seems fine. If I'm browsing the store, it constantly boots me back to the very top of the list or all the way to the left side of the screen to select a category. Every single time, whether I'm in the store or on game pass section. Only place it works properly is on the main home screen.
Archer
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24-Feb-2021(#94)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> I hate everything about the store and dashboard on the series x. Id say it was my
> controller, but in game it seems fine. If I'm browsing the store, it constantly boots
> me back to the very top of the list or all the way to the left side of the screen
> to select a category. Every single time, whether I'm in the store or on game pass
> section. Only place it works properly is on the main home screen.

I have this happen randomly to me too. But if I full restart the system it goes away until it goes into rest mode again.
Dasgessabel
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(frozen)
24-Feb-2021(#95)
Archer wrote:
> Dasgessabel wrote:
>> I hate everything about the store and dashboard on the series x. Id say it was
> my
>> controller, but in game it seems fine. If I'm browsing the store, it constantly
> boots
>> me back to the very top of the list or all the way to the left side of the screen
>> to select a category. Every single time, whether I'm in the store or on game pass
>> section. Only place it works properly is on the main home screen.
>
> I have this happen randomly to me too. But if I full restart the system it goes away
> until it goes into rest mode again.

Maybe that's what it is. I do full shutdown usually, but sometimes I don't. Gonna try this
Archer
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24-Feb-2021(#96)
So Dirt 5 is fun. But its no Wreckfest.
TalonJedi87
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24-Feb-2021(#97)
Wreckfest is such dumb fun. It makes me want a new Twisted Metal or Vigilante 8
Anxiouz
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25-Feb-2021(#98)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> If I'm browsing the store, it constantly boots
> me back to the very top of the list or all the way to the left side of the screen
> to select a category.

I've seen this too, but not often. Lately it hasn't been an issue but the triggers are also shortcuts to move you to the top (LB) or bottom (RB) of screens. I've accidentally hit those before and it surprised me. Not saying that's it, but who knows.
Archer
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* 25-Feb-2021(#99)
Outriders demo just dropped. Apparently its a massive demo. 18GB. Covers the prologue and the entire first chapter of the game. I haven't really payed attention to it. But from my limited understand it is a single player with co-op version of a Destiny type game (as in it is a GaaS style game, that isn't a GaaS game). That could be wrong.

Also Diablo 3 + expansion is this weekends free to play game. And it also on sale for $20 again.
SilverOwl
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25-Feb-2021(#100)
Also the devs said that outriders is 4k60 on series s
Archer
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25-Feb-2021(#101)
Outriders is not for me.
Kommie
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25-Feb-2021(#102)
Archer wrote:
> Outriders is not for me.

is it another live service bullcrap?

Archer
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25-Feb-2021(#103)
Kommie wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> Outriders is not for me.
>
> is it another live service bullcrap?
>
>

Seems like it, but not 100% sure. Seems like that stuff is turned off for the demo. But it is definitely a not so great first person shooter MMO with bullet sponge enemies and horrible gun play. Terrible story and horrible pacing.
Feeb
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25-Feb-2021(#104)
How many of these need to fail before they pack it in?
TalonJedi87
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26-Feb-2021(#105)
Ugh was afraid of that. I was prospecting Outriders too but after the above I may pass. Tired of these GAAS bs games.
Slickriven
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2-Mar-2021(#106)
The older Xbox One discussion got closed, so I'll put this here, as GamePass info is relevant to the Series consoles as well.
Leaving GP in ~2 weeks (normally on the 16th) is:
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Kona
Alvastia Chronicles
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Dasgessabel
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(frozen)
5-Mar-2021(#107)
Has anyone played The Touryst? What started out as a nice little relaxing island hopping adventure quickly degenerated into one of the most frustrating experiences I've had in recent memory. Holy crap.
Dasgessabel
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6-Mar-2021(#108)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> Has anyone played The Touryst? What started out as a nice little relaxing island
> hopping adventure quickly degenerated into one of the most frustrating experiences
> I've had in recent memory. Holy crap.

I beat this game and got all achievements but I almost had to start an order for a new series x controller. Relaxing game early on turns into a rage fest later on with some of the crap you have to do to 100% it. This game starts out as a lie - relaxing and kinda charming. It only stays that way if you don't want to get full completion
Anxiouz
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6-Mar-2021(#109)
I played The Touryst a bit but got confused about where to go next/what to actually do.
Dasgessabel
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7-Mar-2021(#110)
Anxiouz wrote:
> I played The Touryst a bit but got confused about where to go next/what to actually
> do.

I just kinda wandered around for a while until things started making sense. But the game takes a huge stressful turn after about the halfway mark and becomes a test of human patience. If I weren't committed by then to get all the achievements I would have quit.
PizzaTheHutt
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7-Mar-2021(#111)
Damn, I bought that game on Switch like a year and a half ago when it first released. Haven't played it yet and after reading that I'm kinda not in a hurry now. Though I wouldn't be going for 100% anyway because without achievements/trophies on Switch I find less incentive to do that unless the game really deserves it.

Dasgessabel
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7-Mar-2021(#112)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Damn, I bought that game on Switch like a year and a half ago when it first released.
> Haven't played it yet and after reading that I'm kinda not in a hurry now. Though
> I wouldn't be going for 100% anyway because without achievements/trophies on Switch
> I find less incentive to do that unless the game really deserves it.
>
>

There's fun to be had. And you may actually appreciate it more because you won't go achievement hunting
Finn
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* 7-Mar-2021(#113)
I think for the first time ever I finished Halo today. Great game
.. but man those warthog controls are janky, but the game is what 20 years old. On to Halo 2 next. But I may try some Doom eternal or Dirt 5 next.

Also, those cut scenes at the beginning of Halo 2? Were those added for the anniversary edition? I don't remember them and they look to good IMO to be that old lol.



Feeb
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7-Mar-2021(#114)
Finn wrote:
>
> I think for the first time ever I finished Halo today. Great game
> .. but man those warthog controls are janky, but the game is what 20 years old. On
> to Halo 2 next. But I may try some Doom eternal or Dirt 5 next.
>
>
>
>
>
>

That final warthog run is a blast with coop on legendary.
Finn
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7-Mar-2021(#115)
I bet, but those controls lol... I think I remember them improving in Halo 2 though.




JD
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11-Mar-2021(#116)
Tomorrow

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Slickriven
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11-Mar-2021(#117)
That's a nice set of new games in GP. It's a touch misleading though as some are simply coming back into the service and others are available already. Several are new, so I'm not complaining.
Finn
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11-Mar-2021(#118)
Doom Enternal is already up... And I am sure Fallout 76 is also. Regardless that's a great list. I bought Doom 1-3 all on PlayStation, was kinda hoping the one just before Doom Eternal would show up though.

ErickRPG
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12-Mar-2021(#119)
no wolfenstein II collossus? That makes me feel better that that's the one wolfenstein game I DID buy for xbox one. Lol.

Finn
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12-Mar-2021(#120)
Yeah I had both and never played... Hoping part 2 will show up... But for now I am ok with the first.

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.

Topic   Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread Microsoft Xbox One