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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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* 27-Jul-2021(#81)
I bought Xenon Racer during the current sale. It's only $3 but is far more disappointing than I expected. AI is all over the place: you will get into 1st place within a couple corners but hit a wall or two and I finished 4th in several races in a row. Other races a single car will just jet off at double your speed and can't be catched...seems super buggy.

I've also chosen the 60fps Performance mode over the 30fps Quality and it plays great but the graphics take a decent hit.

Not a bad game but kinda dull and not as exciting as the youtube reviews I watched. I'd give it a 5/10 for now but it's not terrible. It's still $30 on Amazon so if you're interested/curious in trying it for $2.99:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/Xenon-Racer/BPD5...
Groo
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27-Jul-2021(#82)
So took a couple trips with Flight Simulator via GamePass, getting better as I check it out. Anyone else boot it up?

Slickriven
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27-Jul-2021(#83)
Thanks for sharing @Anxiouz I spotted that game on sale and thought for $3 and how it looked that I'd maybe pick it up.
Based on your experience I'll pass.
I am very likely to finally pull the trigger on Shadow of the TR Definitive Edition for $13 and might snag Soul Calibur 6 as it's cheaper now $8 vs. the GP discount before it left that service.

3hitcombo
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28-Jul-2021(#84)
Groo wrote:
> So took a couple trips with Flight Simulator via GamePass, getting better as I check
> it out. Anyone else boot it up?
>
>

I'm scared.....but I will....I haven't played since like 1995 😅
Anxiouz
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* 28-Jul-2021(#85)
Slickriven wrote:
> Thanks for sharing @Anxiouz I spotted that game on sale and thought for $3 and how
> it looked that I'd maybe pick it up. Based on your experience I'll pass.

Honestly, I kinda wished I had instead just gotten Split/Second (X360) for double the price.

> I am very likely to finally pull the trigger on Shadow of the TR Definitive Edition
> for $13 and might snag Soul Calibur 6 as it's cheaper now $8 vs. the GP discount
> before it left that service.

Shadow of the TR with FPS Boost is amazing and totally worth it. It still looks gorgeous but plays really nicely. I recently got that again and it was well worth the price. There was 1 chase sequence where I had to change the in-game Quality/Framerate setting to Quality to slow down the framerate and get my actions to register (I think FPS Boost had a bug for that sequence) but after getting through it I switched back to Framerate and all was well. It was just that a single rock-climbing chase towards the end of the game. Otherwise this kinda felt like a new XSX release, not an older game.
Slickriven
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* 28-Jul-2021(#86)
Split Second was GwG a while back, wasn't it? I have it and am certain that I didn't buy it, it's decent.

I'm around 80+% through the complete edition of Rise, so Shadow is next in line and $13 with all the DLC and enhancements for my new SX sounds great. I know Shadow gets used in lots of graphics showcases and what not, so I'm glad it got boosted.

Kuliddar
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28-Jul-2021(#87)
Groo wrote:
> So took a couple trips with Flight Simulator via GamePass, getting better as I check
> it out. Anyone else boot it up?
>

Yup, played it last night for a few hours. Mostly went back to places I lived during my childhood (we moved a lot every few years). It was a fantastic trip back to memory lane. Obviously went by my house as well lol. Also did some places in the US I had not visited.

This game is so damn beautiful. The joy of travelling to places you have never seen and might never get the opportunity to go is amazing. This game has put such a smile to my face since I booted it up last night. This right there is the GOTY for me. My opinion of course but I have a hard time seeing a game topping this for me this year.
SwiftJAB
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28-Jul-2021(#88)
I like how they made it easy for us non pilots to get into the game. The destinations area is great to just get a sense of how detailed the world is. I'm sure I'm losing some details by playing on the Series S, but it performs great.
SuperPhillip
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29-Jul-2021(#89)
Game Pass was too much of a temptation not to buy one, so I am back in the world of Xbox. My last console was an Xbox 360, so I have a lot of games to catch up on!
I got a Series S delivered today, and I'm already impressed by it. Can't wait to dive in and play some games!
SwiftJAB
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30-Jul-2021(#90)
Enjoy @SuperPhillip! You're getting in at a good time with EA Play and Bethesda in the mix. So much on there. There's also some great indie games to give some attention to.
Feeb
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30-Jul-2021(#91)
Honestly it feels like both Xbox and PS4 are great for entry gamers. If you've been playing games for last 5-10 years you've had what they're offering- if not- lucky- I'd love to have that feeling.
benstylus
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* 30-Jul-2021(#92)
been playing forza horizon 1 and 4 recently. Surprised at how blatantly microtransactiony the first one was. Use Forza tokens instead of in game credits to buy a car! Or a treasure map! Or a temporary popularity boost! I don't think you can buy the tokens anymore anyway which makes it feel even jankier

4 obviously has the big dlc areas but I haven't run across anything like the tokens there.

Anyone a long time forza/horizon player that has additional insight? The Series X is my first Xbox since the original one back when Jet Set Radio Future came out.
back4more
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30-Jul-2021(#93)
Series S in stock at B&H Photo. Free expedited shipping and when I bought mine here and they did not charge me tax.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1600079-REG...
bluemetal04
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30-Jul-2021(#94)
Is B&H Photo a good website to shop from? I was interested in buying some stuff off of that website in the past, but the prices was too good to be true.
back4more
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30-Jul-2021(#95)
bluemetal04 wrote:
> Is B&H Photo a good website to shop from? I was interested in buying some stuff
> off of that website in the past, but the prices was too good to be true.

I've bought two apple watches and my series s from them, all in the last 8-9 months, and every experience was a good one.
ErickRPG
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30-Jul-2021(#96)
for me I might get gamepass again once I get a steam deck. Pretty hyped about that thing. Not only can I play steam and gog, but I might set it up to be my xbox gamepass machine too!

Finn
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30-Jul-2021(#97)
I may just do the same. I am not building a PC anytime soon and I have so many games in my steam Library and GoG.. does it also work with the Epic game store?

SwiftJAB
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30-Jul-2021(#98)
bluemetal04 wrote:
> Is B&H Photo a good website to shop from? I was interested in buying some stuff
> off of that website in the past, but the prices was too good to be true.

Very trustworthy store. They're well known in the Photography and A/V circles as they offer some very high end (commercial grade) equipment. They just happen to also sell consumer products and can have some great deals too from time to time. I buy all kinds of stuff from them for my church's A/V needs.
SwiftJAB
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* 30-Jul-2021(#99)
Finn wrote:
> I may just do the same. I am not building a PC anytime soon and I have so many games
> in my steam Library and GoG.. does it also work with the Epic game store?
>
>

It should (https://www.reddit.com/r/SteamDeck/comments/otgzaq...)

Of course, you can always wipe SteamOS off of it and install Windows, so yes it would, but you might have to do some work.
Slickriven
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30-Jul-2021(#100)
@benstylus I've played a bunch of the horizon series, starting with 1 through 4 and the Fast and Furious spin off based on FH2. For me 2 was about the best, though it had this road trip mechanic that was annoying. The coins/tokens feature I think stuck around into 3, but I always ignored that part.
I think 3 is a touch better than 4 partly because I don't love the season changing aspect of 4. The Hot Wheels DLC from 3 is really solid.

Anxiouz
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* 30-Jul-2021(#101)
benstylus wrote:
> Anyone a long time forza/horizon player that has additional insight?

The DLCs are just additional sections added to the game. They may look like they're on the map but when you enter them it loads you into a new level/world outside of main game map. The DLC is usually a new theme/area + all of the new cars used in that DLC can be used in the main game.

The FH3 Hot Wheels DLC was absolutely fantastic. But besides that I've never noticed microtransactions in FH3 or FH4. I know they're there but it's mostly just spending real money to get certain special cars or car sets (like a James Bond bundle of 007 cars). But with so many cars in the game I've never bought any or looked into it further.
ErickRPG
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30-Jul-2021(#102)
Finn wrote:
> I may just do the same. I am not building a PC anytime soon and I have so many games
> in my steam Library and GoG.. does it also work with the Epic game store?

Yes I've been told on reddit and youtube you can put windows or linux on it no problem. And really do anything a PC can do. It won't be straight outta the box, but I'm already planning my away from home PC gameplay on it, it sounds like it won't be hard. And Steam is being very open about it's "openness" heh.

Finn
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30-Jul-2021(#103)
Well absolutely no reason to keep the Xbox then.. man I can play Jurassic Park evolution on the go!!! My RTS catalogue... Damn.






ErickRPG
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30-Jul-2021(#104)
Finn wrote:
> Well absolutely no reason to keep the Xbox then.. man I can play Jurassic Park evolution
> on the go!!! My RTS catalogue... Damn.

Yeah that's gonna be pretty sick compared to Switch graphics. Can't wait to try it out. Of course I waited a bit too long and won't get mine til quarter 2 of 2022. Lol, but good times ahead!

Finn
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* 30-Jul-2021(#105)
ErickRPG wrote:
> Finn wrote:
>> Well absolutely no reason to keep the Xbox then.. man I can play Jurassic Park
> evolution
>> on the go!!! My RTS catalogue... Damn.
>
> Yeah that's gonna be pretty sick compared to Switch graphics. Can't wait to try
> it out. Of course I waited a bit too long and won't get mine til quarter 2 of 2022.
> Lol, but good times ahead!
>
>

I thought about getting it on Swtich, I mean I have the game on Xbox, Playstation and PC (though that was free via Epic)... But I have so many PC games that I want to play but can't right now due to lack of a capable PC. I love Supreme Commander 2 and to have that on the go... I am sold right there....

But to have the Ability to have Diablo 2 and 4 on the go!!! and to have the luxury and not sacrifice the people I play with on PC? damn. Also to have Starcraft 2 on the go hot damn I am stoked.



mattyg00013
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30-Jul-2021(#106)
Posted by Joseph Staten on Twitter.
Hey folks, heads up: we unintentionally included a small number of #HaloInfinite  campaign files in the tech preview build. Unfortunately, these files contain spoilers. Leaks like this are painful for the dev team and can ruin the campaign experience for everyone. So please, keep you eyes peeled for spoilers and don't spread them if you see them.
Finn
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30-Jul-2021(#107)
Well that's not going to happen lol

Feeb
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* 1-Aug-2021(#108)
So I'm getting destroyed on Twitter for saying I like having physical games and the option of reselling / collecting. It hit me that many gamers- particularly Xbox only- don't seem to be aware that there is a multi billion dollar secondary market for video games. One guy literally said "you're a dumbass if you think you can resell games" 🤔 I think us collectors are a dying breed? Is it because there is not a very strong secondary Xbox market? I mean outside of Japanese shooters I personally don't have much physical stuff.
longhornsk57
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1-Aug-2021(#109)
Feeb wrote:
> Twitter

I think I just found the issue...
Feeb
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1-Aug-2021(#110)
longhornsk57 wrote:
> Feeb wrote:
>> Twitter
>
> I think I just found the issue...

It's fun though.
longhornsk57
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1-Aug-2021(#111)
Ya I known you long enough to know you don't take the clowns seriously on the cesspool that is Twitter.

Keep in mind the primary age group too who use that platform too...

But ya I'm not letting go of my collection for anything
benstylus
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1-Aug-2021(#112)
longhornsk57 wrote:
> Ya I known you long enough to know you don't take the clowns seriously on the cesspool
> that is Twitter.
>
> Keep in mind the primary age group too who use that platform too...
>

Adults in their 30s?

All the kids are on tiktok now
Feeb
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* 1-Aug-2021(#113)
I told one dude I have games that are easily worth 10x what I paid. "Impossible- that would be like 600$". Lol. I mean I paid 19.99 for a sealed persona 2 psx. 🤷🏻‍♂️
Feeb
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1-Aug-2021(#114)
benstylus wrote:
> longhornsk57 wrote:
>> Ya I known you long enough to know you don't take the clowns seriously on the
> cesspool
>> that is Twitter.
>>
>> Keep in mind the primary age group too who use that platform too...
>>
>
> Adults in their 30s?
>
> All the kids are on tiktok now

Twitter is mostly politics and angry fanboys of anything.
Kommie
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1-Aug-2021(#115)
Twitter helped me get a PS5. Only positive thing I can say about Twitter.
Feeb
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1-Aug-2021(#116)
Yah there's good ole Wario 64 too. That's how I get down the rabbit hole often.
TalonJedi87
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1-Aug-2021(#117)
I get fussy if I can't have a physical copy of a game that isn't an indie so I'm with you there. Damn kids these days and their music and tiktok
Feeb
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1-Aug-2021(#118)
I guess one good thing to come out of this- they'll probably kill off GameStop then we can get our super cool mom and pop resale shops back.
Kommie
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1-Aug-2021(#119)
What did GameStop do now?
Feeb
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1-Aug-2021(#120)
Just saying that the younger kids are totally ok with digital and streaming etc- it's probably killing the secondary market- which is pretty much GameStop the last 15 years.
Kommie
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1-Aug-2021(#121)
Well, it is true that younger kids are ok with digital. If it's a cheap sub $30 indie game I'm fine with digital. No way in hell am I paying $70 for a digital full priced game though.

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