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Topic   Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread Microsoft Xbox Series X|S

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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7-Oct-2021(#201)
I have just an XSX and although PS has great exclusives, I'm not really feeling that I'm missing out on much. There's still plenty to play and GP has slowed down how much I'm spending on games so it kinda feels like this may be the cheapest generation for me.

My plan is to get a PS5 slim a few years from now since I absolutely need to play the new God of War. But I can wait and then just snatch up everything I missed on the cheap.
SilverOwl
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7-Oct-2021(#202)
I have a PS5 and a series s. I mainly play multiplayer stuff on the Xbox and mainly single player experience on playstation. I didn't d get far cry 6 on ps5 bc it will be a better experience then on the series s. I plan on upgrading to the series x eventually
Feeb
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7-Oct-2021(#203)
Honestly I think you should decide which you main based on how much digital content you own. I have 3 generations of ps games digitally and I didn't really realize how much I had until I started using the digital only ps5. Sometimes it's not as hard as it seems.
SwiftJAB
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7-Oct-2021(#204)
To each his own @whitefire. If you want the best experience possible, then the Series X is worth it. Personally, I do a lot of co-op games and the Xbox plays nice with most platforms, so my Series S gets the most usage. My brother finally decided he was tired of the slow load times on his X1S and sold it. I'm going to give him my Series S and I'm upgrading to the Series X. I'm hoping to get lucky and will be able to find a Halo edition, but I ordered the Far Cry 6 bundle since I had some GameStop credit.


Feeb
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7-Oct-2021(#205)
Halo editions been up and down on Walmart today.
SwiftJAB
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7-Oct-2021(#206)
Ugh. I really need to get on something that alerts me to these things. Any suggestions?

Kommie
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7-Oct-2021(#207)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> Ugh. I really need to get on something that alerts me to these things. Any suggestions?
>
>

Twitter feeds is your best bet
SilverOwl
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7-Oct-2021(#208)
Feeb wrote:
> Honestly I think you should decide which you main based on how much digital content
> you own. I have 3 generations of ps games digitally and I didn't really realize how
> much I had until I started using the digital only ps5. Sometimes it's not as hard
> as it seems.

Well that would be kinda hard for me. Since we have like 200-300 digital games on Xbox and playstation. It's about even, at least pretty close. Honestly if u was to ever decide to just stick with one next gen console, it would be so damn hard to decide. I enjoy a lot of Sony exclusives, but play with friends on Xbox. I don't play much mo on playstation, but I wouldn't want to skip the Sony and the exclusive stuff like God of war or horizon
Finn
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7-Oct-2021(#209)
I use my PS5 as my main console. I firmly believe the best experience is provided by the PS5 right now. I use my Series X for game pass. I have also been rather underwhelmed by it recently but I did re-up GP to play Pyschonauts 2, I have not had much time to play it but the 20 min I did spend in it was a blast and it seems like a quality game. I will also keep it for now for Back 4 Blood, however if I like the game I will buy it for PS5. Battlefield and COD are also PS5 purchases, I prefer the controller for FPS and that's also where my brother plays.


I really like the X though, but when I build my PC next year hopefully or just stick with a proper gaming laptop I will sell the X. I don't see the point in keeping it around when the PC will do what the Xbox does and more.


* Also just a question about Pyschonauts 2, before I get really into it... Should I play the 1st one..... First.


Anxiouz
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* 7-Oct-2021(#210)
Pyschonauts is a great game but it does feel a bit old at this point. It's still quite fun though and getting to know the characters gives Pyschonauts 2 more umph. But it's not required and P2 has a "previously on..." video to bring you up to speed on the story since it does include some stuff that happened in the PSVR game that not many people played.

It's a little tough to go back to the first game in 2021 but if like platformers and a great story it's a lot of fun. But I say just dive into P2.
Yazzinit

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7-Oct-2021(#211)
I've been playing the X more, catching up on games I missed with Game pass. I don't have a gaming PC but can see that making the X a bit redundant if someone else does. PS5 I've played all the exclusives this far, so it's sat a bit lately. The X allows me to play games I wouldn't probably buy without seeing how the online shakes up (Back 4 Blood), some older games I don't feel like tracking down, and still play exclusives while saving money (Halo, Forza, etc). Both good, but depends what you're into.
whitefire
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7-Oct-2021(#212)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> Ugh. I really need to get on something that alerts me to these things. Any suggestions?
>
>

I got my PS5 from this guy. He was always faster than everybody but one, and the other guy does PS5 only.

I've heard Wario64 is the fastest, but he tweets out crap every minute, so unless you want your phone blowing up all day long, don't use him.

https://twitter.com/cameronritz?s=21

ErickRPG
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* 8-Oct-2021(#213)
If having to chose one I would also chose PS5. But since I'm going to have an XSX any way I try to add a few physical games to it. But I'm also totally ok with just experiencing games on game pass then moving on. I have most of the Resident Evil's on Xbox, and if it's a game I like quite a bit I'll buy the physical version just to have it. Like having REmake, RE2, RE3, RE7, RE8.

The plan is I'll buy jRPGs physically like I did with Tales of Arise. I just like adding RPGs to my collection. As digital gets more prominent I'm totally ok with continuing on that way. But as I have less and less time, I just become more picky with the games I actually add to my backlog. That's the best way to go about it I think.

ErickRPG
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8-Oct-2021(#214)
whitefire wrote:
> I just hooked up my PS5. No games yet.
>
> I want to see what something can do. Which games from the PS+ collection have the
> best visuals on PS5?

Astro's Play room is literally FREE, even if you don't have PS+. Please play that right away, not only does it look pretty nice (4K) you get an incredible FEEL of the duelsense haptics.

Finn
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8-Oct-2021(#215)
I approve of the above message!!

longhornsk57
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11-Oct-2021(#216)
If anyone has a decent way to snag a Series X, let me know, I have a work friend now trying to get one.
Feeb
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11-Oct-2021(#217)
Just got this: likely expensive bundles knowing GS

Pros Get Early Access
Xbox Series X Halo Infinite Limited Edition Bundle
This Tuesday, Oct. 12th at 10:00am CST.

SwiftJAB
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11-Oct-2021(#218)
I'm thinking that tomorrow's bundle will probably just be the Xbox, 3 months GPU, and a $20 GS gift card. It'll be $615 + tax.

Wednesday they have the Halo Infinite Elite Series 2 controller

Thursday they have a "Halo Fan" bundle with the LE Series X, Elite controller, and Headset. They'll most likely bundle in some GS gift card and GPU time with this as well. This will probably be $985 + tax



Archer
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11-Oct-2021(#219)
Anxiouz
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11-Oct-2021(#220)
lol. Seeing Spongebob on my shelf would make me smile, but the TMNT one is pretty lame.
Kommie
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11-Oct-2021(#221)
That SpongeBob is fire.
bluemetal04
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11-Oct-2021(#222)
They need to make a forza version that looks like a soap box derby car, maybe even a battlefield one that looks like a tank.
benstylus
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11-Oct-2021(#223)
If I could completely remove one thing in all the world's history from existence, it would take a lot of convincing for me to choose anything other than Spongebob.

Feeb
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11-Oct-2021(#224)
TMNT here. 80s represent.
Anxiouz
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11-Oct-2021(#225)
I love TMNT but I think the XSX design is pretty terrible.
bluemetal04
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11-Oct-2021(#226)
I think the problem here is that it doesn't have wood-grain. It needs to look like a wood-grain mini fridge from the 20th century.
Slickriven
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12-Oct-2021(#227)
I'm stuck with my XSX on it's side - entertainment stand it's tall enough, so either of those would look just stupid on their side. I want to find a way to get mine stood up, but does anyone else have theirs on it's side?

Archer
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12-Oct-2021(#228)
Mine lays on its side as well. Better air flow.
Scott
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12-Oct-2021(#229)
I've never liked placing consoles vertically. I think they look better horizontal, plus I'm always somewhat afraid of them getting tipped over. It doesn't even make sense for most people, as the vast majority of tv stands can't fit a vertical console. I don't know why they keep prioritizing this in their designs.
SwiftJAB
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12-Oct-2021(#230)
No luck on the Halo LE this morning. GS was being super weird, the preorder button was available when logged out, but not when logged in.

Feeb
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12-Oct-2021(#231)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> No luck on the Halo LE this morning. GS was being super weird, the preorder button
> was available when logged out, but not when logged in.
>
>

Couldn't cart one at all. The per order button was just dead.
John
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13-Oct-2021(#232)
Ok, so, I'm just switching from an XBox One X to a Series X -- put the XSX in yesterday. (I'm not a big gamer these days -- we basically just play Borderlands3 and I'm getting ready for Wonderlands...)

In any case, I guess I was a bit surprised at how the move went in that I expected it to better tell me what games I had. Like, I used the app and let it transfer settings and such -- and everything I read online said "Yeah, just log in and magically it'll download everything for you." Well, it kinda did for settings -- but not for BL3 itself. Which, again, is basically all we play.

So, I went to the Store and searched for BL3 -- and it finds it and has no indication at all that I already own it. I select something like the DLCs -- which I bought in a Season's Pass and the XBOne clearly recognized that I owned -- and it just offered to sell it to me.

Then I remembered that I actually had a PHYSICAL copy of BL3 -- I hadn't bought it online (I had just redeemed the codes for the Season's Pass and such). It was still in the XBOne. I put the disc into the XSX and it immediately popped up and wanted to download the 64GB of updates and such -- so I let it go ahead and start that. It then also showed me all the related content that I had purchased so that I could easily select all of that to download too. So, the Store clearly recognized that I had purchased things and was now downloading them.

In the end, everything is now working great. I am just confused why there was basically NOTHING to indicate that I owned BL3 or any DLC for it until I put the disc in. I guess I expected the transfer to handle that better -- to show me my (physical) games that I had on the old system -- or at least have the Store go "You own all of this content, but you need to load the game from a disc to use it." Instead, as I said, I think the store would have let me buy it all over again -- all because I hadn't put the disc in yet? Weird.
benstylus
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13-Oct-2021(#233)
Slickriven wrote:
> I'm stuck with my XSX on it's side - entertainment stand it's tall enough, so either
> of those would look just stupid on their side. I want to find a way to get mine stood
> up, but does anyone else have theirs on it's side?
>
>

Mine is on its side. I think the disc slot at the bottom when it is vertical is extraordinarily dumb looking, so for aesthetic reasons I have on its side.
longhornsk57
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13-Oct-2021(#234)
I always keep mine on the site.
3hitcombo
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13-Oct-2021(#235)
Mine are generally vertical because they go at the top of a dresser beside the TV. If they were on their side they'd take up soooo much space. So for people like me may be why the design them to be vertical as well.(PS5 is weird as hell on its side too.....)

Anxiouz
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* 14-Oct-2021(#236)
John wrote:
> Ok, so, I'm just switching from an XBox One X to a Series X -- put the XSX in yesterday.

Do you own the base game digital for BL3? If not then dlc won't show up under "games I own" in your library. But once you put in the disc it checks for dlc owned and XSX updates.

If you go straight to the store you should see the DLC as owned and available to DL though.

There are also settings for auto-updates that potentially could have helped get some of this going. But I made the same X1X to XSX switch and I did DL a lot. It's not foolproof but it was fairly painless.
John
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15-Oct-2021(#237)
Anxiouz wrote:
> Do you own the base game digital for BL3? If not then dlc won't show up under "games
> I own" in your library. But once you put in the disc it checks for dlc owned and
> XSX updates.

I bought the base game in physical form. It included a code for the Season's Pass of DLC.

> If you go straight to the store you should see the DLC as owned and available to
> DL though.

Yeah, so, I expect to see it as owned before I put in the physical media, I guess, when I moved to the new device.

> There are also settings for auto-updates that potentially could have helped get some
> of this going. But I made the same X1X to XSX switch and I did DL a lot. It's not
> foolproof but it was fairly painless.

I have all of the auto-updates on. Once I put in the physical disc, it all started working properly. I just still think it is odd that there was nothing at all to indicate anything about the game and what I owned for it until after the disc was put in. I mean, I shouldn't have to go through my entire physical collection and put each disc in for a new console to recognize what I've bought for those games. I mean, the Store clearly already knows -- so why not show it (and then go "cannot download until base game is loaded" or something.

In any case, because I don't play much other than BL3, it doesn't matter -- it was a one-and-done thing. But if I had 20 physical games, this would have been a real pain.
Finn
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* 29-Oct-2021(#238)
Ok, I have a question about account security. I tried looking on mine and not sure if I missed something but this is what I am trying to do:

I have someone and he wants a console, we talked about it and the Xbox series S was the best option, Having GP is great though we may not be able to do it. ANYWAY, I need to make sure there is a way we can secure it so we can limit the risk of randomly selling or lending it out and not getting it back. I was kind of hoping there was an option somewhere to have something like an Admin account and then we would create an account for him. The "Admin" account would prohibit the installation\removal of new software and be unable to change any settings. He would not be restricted in playing games and the most part would not really notice these changes, He would need assistance in purchasing new game if and when I may like, The purpose is to have a level of security that would prevent the console from being sold or being lent out (being taken advantage of).








DarkFact
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* 29-Oct-2021(#239)
Finn wrote:
> Ok, I have a question about account security. I tried looking on mine and not sure
> if I missed something but this is what I am trying to do:
>
> I have someone and he wants a console, we talked about it and the Xbox series S was
> the best option, Having GP is great though we may not be able to do it. ANYWAY, I
> need to make sure there is a way we can secure it so we can limit the risk of randomly
> selling or lending it out and not getting it back. I was kind of hoping there was
> an option somewhere to have something like an Admin account and then we would create
> an account for him. The "Admin" account would prohibit the installation\removal of
> new software and be unable to change any settings. He would not be restricted in
> playing games and the most part would not really notice these changes, He would need
> assistance in purchasing new game if and when I may like, The purpose is to have
> a level of security that would prevent the console from being sold or being lent
> out (being taken advantage of).
>
>

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/account-billin....

That'll do. There isn't a basic user account that can't change setting, but you can at least lock out purchases. I think the assumption is that if you're going to give some access to the console they have permission to use the console, granular access is more of a PC thing. Child accounts don't restrict settings access, they just let you limit how much money they can spend and such, block porn sites, that sort of thing. Not useful.
Finn
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29-Oct-2021(#240)
Thanks, that's pretty much what I found. I understand the need for security like this but I would love a little more control. Oh well, I hope we can still get the funding.

Anxiouz
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30-Oct-2021(#241)
I have never felt that preloading a game before release made any sense. There's always a day one patch and sometimes it's just as size-able as the initial DL.

But I pre-loaded Forza Horizon 5 (103GB) on XSX a few days ago and now there is a 21GB update already. Again, still pre-release. I can live with the overall size but what incentive do we have to DL early?

Topic   Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread Microsoft Xbox Series X|S