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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.
bluemetal04
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25-Jun-2021(#2)
Isnt the series s a small version of the one x?
Anxiouz
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* 25-Jun-2021(#3)
back4more wrote:
> How good is the Xbox series S?

It's great if it fits your need. Do you have a 4k tv? If yes, then I'd just save up for an XSX, otherwise you'll be disappointed. If you don't have a 4k tv then it's a great little system with Game Pass.

As mentioned above, for backwards-compatible stuff it runs the Xbox One S code (without any X1X enhancements) so although the games run very well, they don't look so sharp. On a 4k tv I found this pretty disappointing (even with any hardware upscaling) coming from an X1X where I was used to the higher-res.

Coming from a PS4 it'll feel like a side-step graphically, but UI and hardware-wise it's better for sure.

If you just want to play some Xbox stuff on the cheap, I'd prob recommend the X1X over the XSS even if they cost about the same. You can then get cheap used games for the X1X, and they'll be running the better BC versions.
longhornsk57
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25-Jun-2021(#4)
bluemetal04 wrote:
> Isnt the series s a small version of the one x?

No, it's got a very weak GPU (weaker than the One X) but a superior CPU and an SSD. It's going to load games faster than the One X but they will have worse resolution. in some cases the framerate might be a little better, but really all it is is a One S that loads faster and has slightly better framerate.


Anxiouz wrote:

> If you just want to play some Xbox stuff on the cheap, I'd prob recommend the X1X
> over the XSS even if they cost about the same. You can then get cheap used games
> for the X1X, and they'll be running the better BC versions.

I agree with this. The One X is a superior machine. The only drawback is some loading times because it does not have an SSD, but you will get better performance, plus the One X has a disc drive so you can buy cheap games and resell them, unless you just want a Gamepass machine then that point is moot.

It will look a little better than a PS4 but worse than a PS4 Pro.
bluemetal04
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25-Jun-2021(#5)
Real question is...should I get a series x, or just stick with my gaming PC that had a 1660ti as a bottleneck? Been waiting for the graphic card prices to go down to upgrade it.
longhornsk57
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25-Jun-2021(#6)
I'd go series X - you're not going to get a decent GPU till next year probably
back4more
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25-Jun-2021(#7)
Thanks for the input guys. I actually ordered the series s a couple hours ago after arguing with myself a little. Admittedly I was concerned the console would not be available if I waited much longer. Even if the series x was available I would not have gotten it over the s, I just don't game as much as I used to so couldn't justify spending the $500 over the $300. I do have a lower end Samsung 4k TV but if the graphics are just as good as my ps4 I'll be happy. I just want to catch up on some exclusives and don't even know if I'd be playing online.

@longhornsk57 , I've been living in a ps4 bubble for years now and didn't even know the x vs s gpu difference. Did you suffer through an s and then bought an x, or just going by research?
SwiftJAB
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25-Jun-2021(#8)
I'm happy with my S. The faster load times and quick resume make gaming so much more enjoyable.
Slickriven
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25-Jun-2021(#9)
Sweet, Xbox just notified me that they're holding a XSX for me via the 'insider' purchase program through XBlive - so I'll be a proud owner of an XSX soon.

longhornsk57
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25-Jun-2021(#10)
More research. Plus I have an OF Xbox one hooked up (it's the Just Dance machine for my wife) so I tested it out and you can easily see the difference.

I did go from a One X to a series X as far my gaming goes, and a PS4 Pro to a PS5.

If you just want to game a few exclusives honestly you'll be fine. When you're getting shot at hard core in Gears 5 or Halo MCC you don't notice the graphics as much as trying to stay alive.

It's actually much more of a jump on PS5 because IMO their games have better all around graphics and stories and scenery where you'd notice that stuff. X1 exclusives are usually more run n gun.
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25-Jun-2021(#11)
longhornsk57 wrote:
> It's actually much more of a jump on PS5 because IMO their games have better all
> around graphics and stories and scenery where you'd notice that stuff. X1 exclusives
> are usually more run n gun.

That is about to change. With all the studios they are buying up, the xbox exclusives over the next few years will mostly be single player games.
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25-Jun-2021(#12)
Archer wrote:
> longhornsk57 wrote:
>> It's actually much more of a jump on PS5 because IMO their games have better all
>> around graphics and stories and scenery where you'd notice that stuff. X1 exclusives
>> are usually more run n gun.
>
> That is about to change. With all the studios they are buying up, the xbox exclusives
> over the next few years will mostly be single player games.

Maybe, maybe not. But I'm really just talking about right now. The PS4 to PS5 jump is much more noticeable than the One to One X jump because of current game quality.

Bethesda isn't really known for good graphics anyways honestly.
Anxiouz
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* 25-Jun-2021(#13)
back4more wrote:
> longhornsk57 , I've been living in a ps4 bubble for years now and didn't even know
> the x vs s gpu difference. Did you suffer through an s and then bought an x, or just
> going by research?

I had an X1X and then got an XSS (because I couldn't find a XSX). The visual downgrade from 4k for me was a little rough but I loved the hardware itself and how zippy the XSS is.

I eventually found an XSX here so at one point I had the X1X, XSS, and XSX at the same time. My son didn't care which he played and honestly didn't notice the diff between the X1X and XSS besides load times (which is absolutely significant and noticeable). Since he loses interest in stuff I kept the X1X so that I could buy cheap older games for him on disc, and I sold the XSS.

But now he's only playing Game Pass stuff so I regret letting the XSS go. If you haven't been in the Xbox ecosystem in awhile, the XSS is a way more compelling option and you should be plenty happy with it.
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25-Jun-2021(#14)
I am eagerly awaiting the day I can sell my XSX, because that means I moved over to a proper gaming PC. With China cracking down on crypto mining there could be some things happening on the PC GPU market... we are already seeing a decline in price, they are still ridiculously priced but it's starting to come down.





back4more
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25-Jun-2021(#15)
Anxiouz wrote:
> back4more wrote:
>> longhornsk57 , I've been living in a ps4 bubble for years now and didn't even
> know
>> the x vs s gpu difference. Did you suffer through an s and then bought an x, or
> just
>> going by research?
>
> I had an X1X and then got an XSS (because I couldn't find a XSX). The visual downgrade
> from 4k for me was a little rough but I loved the hardware itself and how zippy the
> XSS is.
>
> I eventually found an XSX here so at one point I had the X1X, XSS, and XSX at the
> same time. My son didn't care which he played and honestly didn't notice the diff
> between the X1X and XSS besides load times (which is absolutely significant and noticeable).
> Since he loses interest in stuff I kept the X1X so that I could buy cheap older
> games for him on disc, and I sold the XSS.
>
> But now he's only playing Game Pass stuff so I regret letting the XSS go. If you
> haven't been in the Xbox ecosystem in awhile, the XSS is a way more compelling option
> and you should be plenty happy with it.

I like to hear that the S is zippy. My 2016 500gb PS4 is really slow navigating the menu and PS store.
longhornsk57
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25-Jun-2021(#16)
It's got an SSD so ya it's pretty zippy
longhornsk57
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28-Jun-2021(#17)
I am not really sure how it ever escaped me, but I been playing Dying Light recently on my Series X with FPS boost and this game is really good. It's a great game with good gameplay, a cool story, and with the SX there's virtually no load time.

I am probably 90% thru the main story so looking to beat it this week, but it's definitely a good zombie game played in 1st person. It's half parkour, half sneak around, and half FPS shooter style. There also crafting, weapons upgrades, and a skill tree. Definitely a pleasant surprise of a game.
Archer
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28-Jun-2021(#18)
I really liked Dying Light. A lot more than Dead Island. I liked Dead Island. But Dying Light took that parkour/zombie killing to a whole new level. Very much looking forward to the second game this December.
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28-Jun-2021(#19)
Archer wrote:
> I really liked Dying Light. A lot more than Dead Island. I liked Dead Island. But
> Dying Light took that parkour/zombie killing to a whole new level. Very much looking
> forward to the second game this December.

I agree. Dead Island was good, but Dying Light just did everything better. I still was looking forward to Dead Island 2 though, but it looks like that is stuck in development hell for the foreseeable future.
longhornsk57
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28-Jun-2021(#20)
I never did play Dead Island, but Dying Light is awesome. I got the platinum edition on some insane sale for $25 so I still have the DLC to play. Definitely looking forward to the next one, it's going to play awesome on a Series X.
sa330206
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28-Jun-2021(#21)
I really miss the days when you could buy a game, put it in the system, and play it. I had picked up "The Outer Worlds" late last year. Right when I got it I installed it on my system IIRC it was like 40+GB off the disc and another 20+ GB to update. My internet speed is decent (200 Mbps) but it still took hours to install. I finally got around to starting the game and as soon as I put in the disc this evening it came up with another mandatory 30GB+ update. It's truly maddening.
longhornsk57
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28-Jun-2021(#22)
Well I thought the Xbox let you install games without the disc but you couldn't play it until you put in the disc or something like that?
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28-Jun-2021(#23)
I actually just started Dying Light last night too. It's good so far!
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28-Jun-2021(#24)
As someone who can't stand the zombie genre cause it's overused, Dying Light was good.
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28-Jun-2021(#25)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> I actually just started Dying Light last night too. It's good so far!

Nice man, it gets better and better. I'm hoping to o beat it tonight
Bleed_DukeBlue
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28-Jun-2021(#26)
Awesome. I wanted to play it before the sequel comes out. The parkour aspect of it really makes it unique among zombie games I've played.

longhornsk57 wrote:
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> I actually just started Dying Light last night too. It's good so far!
>
> Nice man, it gets better and better. I'm hoping to o beat it tonight
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28-Jun-2021(#27)
Ya the parkour is very well executed. It's like mirrors edge with zombies
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28-Jun-2021(#28)
So now I have the SX and SS, the SX is one ugly system. They didn't even try to make it good looking. Maybe it should have been the white system with black contrast etc. The SS is slick and nice little set up. Guess I will have to upgrade my main TV its a X900E and stats show no Dolby Vision or 120fps. Bedroom TV X900F that I have the SS on shows no 120FPS. I honestly cant tell the difference from my X, that system must have been a beast and the SX not have the true next Gen game yet or I haven't booted one up yet. I didn't take the time to confirm but pretty sure Hellblade via GamePass was much cleaner on the SX on the H900E. (the E/F I have are both 65") Have Gears 5 I could boot up, what should show the power of the SX with the TVs I have?

Want to upgrade the front TV but not sure its a good time to burn that cash after the SX/SS and Expansion card purchase. PS the Expansion Card is flawless swapping between the two.

I know the LG CX is nice what about the C1? Is it an upgrade? If the X900H drops much lower may just get it.
SwiftJAB
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29-Jun-2021(#29)
While I don't have a SX, from my understanding, the visuals won't differ much from the 1X right now except for maybe some draw distance. However, many games will feel better by them running at 60fps instead of 30fps.

Some games to try out:
- AC: Valhalla
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon
- Forza Horizon 4
- Gears 5
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Once you get a TV that supports 120hz, check out the Halo Master Chief Collection.
longhornsk57
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29-Jun-2021(#30)
Also loading times are near instant.
Groo
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* 29-Jun-2021(#31)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> While I don't have a SX, from my understanding, the visuals won't differ much from
> the 1X right now except for maybe some draw distance. However, many games will feel
> better by them running at 60fps instead of 30fps.
>
> Some games to try out:
> - AC: Valhalla
> - Yakuza: Like a Dragon
> - Forza Horizon 4
> - Gears 5
> - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
>
> Once you get a TV that supports 120hz, check out the Halo Master Chief Collection.
>


Have been playing Forza 4, its beautiful but was beautiful before. Will have to play more and just drive around more to see. Have Yakuza DL from gamepass (gamepass is so nice, glad to have it again) and will play Gears 5 as soon as the wife gives up the TV lol

Also the TVs are 120hz pretty but don't support it for gaming. Don't think the Sony X900H did either until a software update.
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* 29-Jun-2021(#32)
longhornsk57 wrote:
> Also loading times are near instant.

Love the load times and swapping between games and loading previous games back up quickly. Though the SS is great at this too.

Do you leave your SX "On" or fully power down. I have been fully powering down cause of where I have the SX. It's in a large cabinet built in next to the mantel. I leave the doors open when playing but like when I had my X in there if I don't fully power down its still generating heat and I have lost a HDMI cable that way. About a 25ft run so don't want to lose another one. Even my Expansion card was warm when I took it out to use on the SS.
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* 29-Jun-2021(#33)
I don't ever turn it off, but it's on top of a cabinet with full air all around it, so it's got plenty to breathe. It definitely generates more heat than my PS5 though that's for sure.
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* 29-Jun-2021(#34)
Speaking of Micro$oft, how about that Windows 11. It requires TPM 2.0 and secure boot, which means there's a chance that you're missing one, or both of those things. You can get a TPM chip added on but...scalpers already know that people will be needing it.

The minimum requirements is at least 4gb RAM, which is understandable, a graphics card that supports WDDM 2.0 and directx 12, but the BEST PART of the whole thing...you need at least an 8th gen intel processor, or 2nd gen AMD Ryzen-era processors.

If you haven't noticed, this is exactly what Microsoft did with windows vista. They not only changed the appearance of the OS, but also upped the system requirements so high, that a lot of people may not be able to afford it for a while. The prices of graphics cards isn't helping either. Luckily for the people who's currently using unsupported hardware, they still have 4 years to use windows 10 safely. Hopefully by that time, online scalping will be illegal, and prices of graphics cards will go back to normal.

But of course Linux is still a thing, and can handle most windows-only steam games just fine. Xbox games for PC is a different story.
longhornsk57
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29-Jun-2021(#35)
Windows 10 will still be supported for a while yet so I wouldn't worry. Windows 11 looks like dogcrap anyways. They all do planned obsolescence. Apple is probably the worst
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29-Jun-2021(#36)
Have to figure they're targeting enterprise adoption on Win11 first as they can squeeze their Office and Azure customers to upgrade sooner. Plus those security benefits will be desired with so much ransomware precautions in the corporate space.

longhornsk57
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29-Jun-2021(#37)
Beat that main campaign of dying Light last night, and started on The Following. I'm glad that my progress carries over so I keep my weapons and levels and everything
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* 29-Jun-2021(#38)
Groo wrote:
> I honestly cant tell the difference from my X, that system
> must have been a beast and the SX not have the true next Gen game yet or I haven't
> booted one up yet.

I love my XSX but there really isn't any (graphically) killer app yet. And it's not going to be Halo Infinite. I think it's a fantastic system but the primary focus has been on backwards-compat...Shadow of the Tomb Raider looks and runs incredible with framerate boost. It almost feels like it could be a new release.

Play Forza Horizon 4 on both the XSS and the XSX and you will absolutely see a difference. Just look at the lines on the road.

Hitman 3 is also really good. Such a clean 4k/60fps that previous hardware couldn't do.

> Have Gears 5 I could boot up, what should show the power of the SX with the TVs I have?

Gears 5 is prob the best looking game I've played on the XSX so far. It was already amazing on the X though. But the XSX adds more density and reflections and such. Plus load times are better.
longhornsk57
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29-Jun-2021(#39)
Control Ultimate Edition too shows it off really well. Also DOOM Eternal just got its update today I think, so try that one out.
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29-Jun-2021(#40)
I know I am behind the times but after ditching my old PS4 for a XSS I am really enjoying the change. Admittedly, Crackdown 3 was my most anticipated exclusive to play, but I also got to play Forza 7 and that was not a disappointment. Next up is Forza Horizons 4 and Gears 5.

I thought I struck gold with a 2TB ext hard drive I saved from my PS4, but turns out its only half useful. I was able to save Crackdown 3 and Forza 7 to it but I'll have to put Forza Horizons 4 and Gears 5 on the internal drive.
bluemetal04
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29-Jun-2021(#41)
Not sure if I'd use a hard drive with modern games.
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* 29-Jun-2021(#42)
I keep all of my XSX "upgraded" and XSX-optimized stuff on the internal drive (because it's required to be there to play it), but everything else on an external 500GB external SSD. If I know I'll stick with a previous gen game for a longer time I'll usually move it to internal until I'm done in hopes that it'll load faster. I play plenty of X1 stuff off the external drive though, and it's been problem free.
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29-Jun-2021(#43)
Even if you had to transfer games back and forth between external and internal drives, it's better than having to redownload them. While the XSX has a larger SSD, I'm going to hold off on getting one until they make a 2TB model. Games are just going to get bigger with 4k textures.
SwiftJAB
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29-Jun-2021(#44)
@Anxiouz after watching Digital Foundry's video on USB SSD vs Expansion Card vs Internal, I keep as much stuff as possible on my external drive. The load times differences are only a couple of seconds max.
back4more
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29-Jun-2021(#45)
Thanks for the storage info guys. At least my old 2tb drive isn't completely useless.
Groo
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29-Jun-2021(#46)
Booted up Gears 5 @Anxiouz it is beautiful. I didn't have a save I think I only played boot camp on my X. Was there Snow etc? I DL on the SS but didn't try it. Went to play on the SX and had to DL more assume SX stuff plus Hivebusters as I only purchased the general game.

Forza 4 was pretty on both the X and SS but as I play more its easy to see the reflections and just overall sharpness. More details going from Day/Night. I have been mainly playing POV, on a time trial the speed of the car visually could be "felt" that hard left, left me right in that farmers field, kinda a rush. Found myself just driving around in my Power Wagon......wish I had this game and system last year during lock down lol.
Groo
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29-Jun-2021(#47)
Can't I quick load etc from the Expansion Drive? Pretty sure I can, think it's treated just like the internal drive.
longhornsk57
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29-Jun-2021(#48)
Ya the official expansion drive is just like the internal
sa330206
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29-Jun-2021(#49)
Got my updates installed and started up The Outer World. Im liking it so far, feels like a brighter colored Fallout. Anyone else played it?
Slickriven
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29-Jun-2021(#50)
Just placed my order for a SX through Microsoft's XB Live subscriber's promotion. Pretty excited.

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30-Jun-2021(#51)
sa330206 wrote:
> Got my updates installed and started up The Outer World. Im liking it so far, feels
> like a brighter colored Fallout. Anyone else played it?

I bought the physical version for $20. Will definitely be one of the few games on my plate when I get back to Xbox. (from PS5/Switch)

Groo
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30-Jun-2021(#52)
sa330206 wrote:
> Got my updates installed and started up The Outer World. Im liking it so far, feels
> like a brighter colored Fallout. Anyone else played it?

Is the updates part of an SX upgrade? I DLed but haven't booted it up yet. I am sure I will be blown away cause I played it only on Nintendo Switch and enjoyed it.
Groo
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30-Jun-2021(#53)
OMG, Gears of War 5 is some kinda Purty on the SX.......
PizzaTheHutt
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30-Jun-2021(#54)
There was some discussion about Dead Space in here a week or two ago. The Dead Space YouTube channel recently changed its profile pic after 8 years of inactivity.

https://allvespedia.com/dead-space-official-youtub...
Anxiouz
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30-Jun-2021(#55)
I just beat DS2 last night. I'd love for them to resurrect the series.
sa330206
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30-Jun-2021(#56)
Groo wrote:
> sa330206 wrote:
>> Got my updates installed and started up The Outer World. Im liking it so far,
> feels
>> like a brighter colored Fallout. Anyone else played it?
>
> Is the updates part of an SX upgrade? I DLed but haven't booted it up yet. I am sure
> I will be blown away cause I played it only on Nintendo Switch and enjoyed it.

I don't think so. I had installed it and updated late last year. When I put in the game the other day it had a 20 or 30 gb new update. I'm playing on Xbox One X.
SwiftJAB
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30-Jun-2021(#57)
The Series X and PS5 got a patch to run The Outer Worlds at 60 fps
Groo
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* 1-Jul-2021(#58)
Per Gamespot: Nice time to boot up Doom Eternal Updated.

Xbox Series X

Ray Tracing Mode running at 1800p/60fps
Performance Mode running at 1800p/120fps
Balanced Mode running at 4K/60fps

Xbox Series S

Performance Mode running at 1080p/120fps
Balanced Mode running at 1440p/60fps

PlayStation 5

Ray Tracing Mode running at 1800p/60fps
Performance Mode running at 1584p/120fps
Balanced Mode running at 4K/60fps
longhornsk57
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1-Jul-2021(#59)
Ya I'm about to start it this weekend on PS5, I've been putting it off waiting for the update.
Archer
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8-Jul-2021(#60)
Dark Souls 3 just got the 60fps boost. However, it still runs at 900p because it never got an X enhanced update from FromSoft.
TalonJedi87
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8-Jul-2021(#61)
Nice. I wish Bloodborne would get a 60fps boost. Then, I'd be sooooo happy.
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8-Jul-2021(#62)
I've heard that's on the way.
TalonJedi87
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8-Jul-2021(#63)
Nice. I hope just a next gen boost and not a sneaky remaster for like $40. Although, I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't buy it again because I totally would.
Anxiouz
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8-Jul-2021(#64)
Which would you prefer? Free FPS Boost but at Xbox One resolution....or paying for a 4k remaster? I usually lean towards free but sometimes higher resolution can be worth it.

I did read something recently about MS looking to hire some new roles that sounded like it was for an BC upscaling project...which would be amazing!
TalonJedi87
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8-Jul-2021(#65)
To me a free upscale is just as good as a paid remaster.
Archer
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8-Jul-2021(#66)
Anxiouz wrote:
> Which would you prefer? Free FPS Boost but at Xbox One resolution....or paying for
> a 4k remaster? I usually lean towards free but sometimes higher resolution can be
> worth it.
>

I actually don't care about FPS. And when it comes to Souls games, I'll gladly re-pay full price for them.

The dumb thing is the game is locked at 900p on XBox X, while its 1080p on a PS4 PRO. And was able to hit 60fps after a PRO patch years ago (unlocked the frame rate, so it fluxed, probably rarely hit 60). But the game never got an XBox X Enhanced patch (equivalent to a PRO patch) to up it to 1080p and have an unlocked FPS. So I think its really strange its getting the FPS boost now, but is still locked at an odd resolution. I would rather have the game be 1080p and 30fps. I know I'm in the minority for that stuff. But the whole 900p stuff with some XBox games is strange to me.
Kommie
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12-Jul-2021(#68)
Kickstarter and useless junk you won't get for years, name a more iconic duo.
benstylus
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12-Jul-2021(#69)
I remember buying an intec screen for the GameCube years back. That was back when lcd screens were really bad, and it had lots of motion blur and bleeding colors, and you had to look at it straight on or the colors washed out.

I'm sure this will be better, but you better hope the S doesn't need to phone home to keep playing your digital games
Groo
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12-Jul-2021(#70)
Archer wrote:
> Uh, okay.
>
>


I am actually interested smile Being its for the Series S, instead of different color clips, and 1080p 60hz. How about 1440p 120hz white clips only, I am sure a bulk of the R/D went into the different colors.


SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
12-Jul-2021(#71)
The price kind of kills it, especially since it's basically limited to the current revision of the Xbox Series S. I would be interested if the panel was 120hz and used a modular housing that could convert the panel into something that could be used on other devices,
Feeb
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12-Jul-2021(#72)
I was kind of thinking along those lines- will this be obsolete once it ships?
back4more
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16-Jul-2021(#73)
So I'm downloading MK11 and after it got to a certain it stated Ready to start, but it won't start. I restarted my XSS and it still won't start. The download is still progressing though. Anyone ever have this issue?
Feeb
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* 16-Jul-2021(#74)
back4more wrote:
> So I'm downloading MK11 and after it got to a certain it stated Ready to start, but
> it won't start. I restarted my XSS and it still won't start. The download is still
> progressing though. Anyone ever have this issue?

Yeah. It did this to me. It only let me do quick matches etc until fully downloaded. Started though. Maybe try to full dl, uninstall if still.
back4more
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16-Jul-2021(#75)
Feeb wrote:
> back4more wrote:
>> So I'm downloading MK11 and after it got to a certain it stated Ready to start,
> but
>> it won't start. I restarted my XSS and it still won't start. The download is still
>> progressing though. Anyone ever have this issue?
>
> Yeah. It did this to me. It only let me do quick matches etc until fully downloaded.
> Started though. Maybe try to full dl, uninstall if still.

Ok thanks, I'll try after to give it another go after the dl is complete, and then uninstall/reinstall if needed.
SwiftJAB
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16-Jul-2021(#76)
Are you downloading an external drive? If the game has been optimized for the Series X|S, it needs to run from the internal drive.
Feeb
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17-Jul-2021(#77)
This I did not know. Thanks.
back4more
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17-Jul-2021(#78)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> Are you downloading an external drive? If the game has been optimized for the Series
> X|S, it needs to run from the internal drive.

That's exactly what my problem turned out to be. I know I had set things to auto dl to my external drive but when I started to install MK11 I had to clear room on my internal drive. Seems like it would have installed there since it made me clear the room.

I'm up and running now, thanks for the help.
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
17-Jul-2021(#79)
Yeah, found that out when I was moving games off the internal to the external. Gears 5 wouldn't load off the external drive.
TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
17-Jul-2021(#80)
Speaking of drives I invested in that Seagate NVME memory card and its awesome. Transfers and plays games just like it's a part of the internal SSD.
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
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
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
Bronze Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
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
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
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
Gold Good Trader Has Written 205 Reviews
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
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
* 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
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
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
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
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
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
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
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
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.
Feeb
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1-Aug-2021(#122)
Kommie wrote:
> 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.

I thought I was ok with digital until Sony locked my psn. Amazing that I could do almost nothing with my ps stuff. Now I'm on edge.
Kommie
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1-Aug-2021(#123)
Feeb wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> 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.
>
> I thought I was ok with digital until Sony locked my psn. Amazing that I could do
> almost nothing with my ps stuff. Now I'm on edge.

After you mentioned that I activated 2FA on my account. Not worth the potential headache
Feeb
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* 1-Aug-2021(#124)
Huge argument for using CFW imho. When you're able that is. Although you are t supposed to...
Archer
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3-Aug-2021(#125)
Downloaded Prey from GP. I played this when it came out. But I forgot how good this game is. Instantly got sucked into it and lost 4 hours tonight, staying way past this old farts bed time.
Anxiouz
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3-Aug-2021(#126)
I've been meaning to retry that one now that it has FPS Boost. I can't remember how far into the game I got originally, but I don't think it was too far.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
3-Aug-2021(#127)
I have been playing Prey recently. I tried it out when it was available on GP at the beginning of the year, didn't get too sucked in and then it left the service. But after MS and Bethesda got married and it came back I restarted it. I think I'm around 40% through it, maybe further. Took a break to focus on HZD in June & July, but now that I'm done with that I expect to get back to it. Was a solid looking title and enjoyable.

Slickriven
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3-Aug-2021(#128)
Has anyone started The Ascent? Review were really good and it looks fantastic. Hoping to give it a go soon.

Anxiouz
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3-Aug-2021(#129)
I spent a couple hours in The Ascent but am not sold on it yet. It seems pretty good but it's just not clicking with me and I'm finding it tough to determine which items in the world can be interacted with and which can't. So much neon and the pulled-back camera makes it difficult sometimes. I know there's a map but I'm getting lost constantly and hitting dead-ends a lot thinking the shiny thing is interactive (when it's usually not). So that's been frustrating but the world looks great and it plays smoothly.
SuperPhillip
Gold Good Trader Has Written 205 Reviews
8-Aug-2021(#130)
I talked about getting my Xbox Series S a week ago or so, and I'm loving it. Could use more friendly faces as Xbox friends,
My GT is the same as my GTZ name: SuperPhillip
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
8-Aug-2021(#131)
I'm benstylus

You'll probably see me playing Forza games
TalonJedi87
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* 8-Aug-2021(#132)
Awesome. Enjoy! I'm Ace1687 and I'll be playing The Ascent while patiently awaiting Psychonauts 2 to drop in a couple weeks👍
SilverOwl
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8-Aug-2021(#133)
SuperPhillip wrote:
> I talked about getting my Xbox Series S a week ago or so, and I'm loving it. Could
> use more friendly faces as Xbox friends,
> My GT is the same as my GTZ name: SuperPhillip


Glad u enjoying it. My GT is OneSavageOwl
add me. Anyone else can also add me
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
8-Aug-2021(#134)
I'm Slickriven on XBL if you want to add me @SuperPhillip or anyone else for that matter. I don't play much MP, but am open to from time to time.

ErickRPG
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9-Aug-2021(#135)
Super Phillip add Eriquarius, that's my xbox name. Next time I see it I'll accept. Still have X1X but will be playing it again soon.

Anxiouz
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9-Aug-2021(#136)
I was previously stuck in Hellblade due to a glitch about 2/3rds into the game where I couldn't proceed. So I gave up hating the game.

Hearing of the new XSX options I tried it again tonight and the RT stuff was nice but the Performance option felt so much better. And I was able to get past my progression bug so I kept going. It continues to have beautiful moments but it also is still clumsy and super basic.
Dusk
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9-Aug-2021(#137)
My gamertag is Dusk Elysian

Shadowrunner
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20-Aug-2021(#138)
Anyone playing Twelve Minutes? I started it last night and three hours went by before I knew it. I think I'm branching things together and doing what I should but end up starting right back over again.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
20-Aug-2021(#139)
@TalonJedi87 already beat 12 Mins Shadow. I watched Skill Up's review and got the sense that I wouldn't like it. But with it available on PC thanks to UGP I might try it out since Talon (I think) also suggested it would be better with KB/M.

TalonJedi87
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20-Aug-2021(#140)
Yeah I beat Twelve Minutes and even made a video review on my channel if anyone's interested. Spoiler free of course. Great, great game.

https://youtu.be/13L7a8QZLKw
Groo
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* 21-Aug-2021(#141)
So trying to beat Gears of War 5, on Act 2 I cant seem to find out were to go or better yet open the door, I know kill all the enemies and the next part opens up etc well I cant kill them all cause I couldn't find them all. I hear a whisper every once in a while as I roam around the town and I almost started thinking my robot was infected and going to kill me or try too. Well after a while of roaming around I hear it talk crap again about killing me.........I stop starting zooming in looking around. Dang dude was in a boundary building wall stuck still talking crap yet could barely see him.

Groo
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21-Aug-2021(#142)
Anyone else see the YouTube video about putting Retroarch on your Xbox Series S, pay $19 to become a Xbox Developer etc then DL Retroarch. I haven't used my Xbox SS in a while as I haven't gamed in my bedroom in a long while and no one wants to buy it so I may try it out. If anyone has what do you think?

SwiftJAB
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21-Aug-2021(#143)
@Groo I haven't seen that one, but I saw one on DuckStation, the PSX emulator that can upscale PSX games to 4k and get frame rates at 60fps with fantastic. https://youtu.be/DU5Cs1tz66Q

Groo
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21-Aug-2021(#144)
@SwiftJAB Wow, Einhander looked like it should be on PSN now! We need backwards compatibility! Xbox: Hold My Beeeeeerrrr!"

Feeb
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* 21-Aug-2021(#145)
Xbox is awesome because it plays competitors titles from 24 years ago. Y'all.
bluemetal04
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21-Aug-2021(#146)
I've tried duckstation on PC with my original ps1 discs, the upscaling is awesome. Using it in 4k/60, you might as well say the games are remastered. Certain games don't work as well, like the ones with 2D sprites, Mortal Kombats are an example.
ErickRPG
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21-Aug-2021(#147)
I'm more interested in playing xbox gamepass on my steam deck next year. It will be nice to make progress with my xbox games on my xbox profile while I'm sitting at my computer.

3hitcombo
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21-Aug-2021(#148)
Anyone tried playing anything on cloud gaming on their phone or
Anything? I've tried a couple but it's tough
Slickriven
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21-Aug-2021(#149)
I fire up a game on my phone a few times/week to get the 'play a GP game' quest, normally don't actually play it, largely b/c I dislike on-screen controls/inputs and don't want to connect a controller. But the other week I played Killer Instinct of all things and actually won a match or 3. It performed pretty well I thought.

SwiftJAB
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21-Aug-2021(#150)
Touch controls on mobile aren't great. I can stand turn based games like Slay the Spire. I got the Razer Kishi and have pretty good results so long as I have a decent internet connection. I wouldn't use it to play fast paced games though.

benstylus
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21-Aug-2021(#151)
I picked up Morrowind for OG Xbox after reading that it is backwards compatible on the Series X. It arrived today so I popped it in and started playing. 4 hours later I'm taking a break. I fell in love with this game back on pc (it actually came bundled with the first PC I bough. No idea what happened to that disc now though).

The lack of mods on the Xbox version doesn't really bother me, it's just nice to play it again.

It's still the best Elder Scrolls game by a mile. Best setting, best story, best jankiness in how you can break the game.

The only downside is the movement speed. And cliff racers. So two downsides.
Dusk
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22-Aug-2021(#152)
benstylus wrote:
> I picked up Morrowind for OG Xbox after reading that it is backwards compatible on
> the Series X. It arrived today so I popped it in and started playing. 4 hours later
> I'm taking a break. I fell in love with this game back on pc (it actually came bundled
> with the first PC I bough. No idea what happened to that disc now though).
>
> The lack of mods on the Xbox version doesn't really bother me, it's just nice to
> play it again.
>
> It's still the best Elder Scrolls game by a mile. Best setting, best story, best
> jankiness in how you can break the game.
>
> The only downside is the movement speed. And cliff racers. So two downsides.
And battle system, lol, I loved morrowind, played the hell out of it.

Archer
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22-Aug-2021(#153)
I've been away doing college stuff for the kids, but I'm excited to check out 12 Minutes. Not sure I'll get the chance tonight. Dead on my feet and jet lagged.
Anxiouz
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* 23-Aug-2021(#154)
I was really looking forward to Recompile and was excited that it hit GP...but it's pretty disappointing. I'm about 3 levels in and will prob still play it a bit more, but it's rather bland and feels too slow. 5/10
TalonJedi87
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23-Aug-2021(#155)
Recompile is kinda doody. I shut it off early on too.
SuperPhillip
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23-Aug-2021(#156)
Psychonauts 2 is getting great reviews. One of the highest rated games of the year.
Anxiouz
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* 23-Aug-2021(#157)
I know, super happy that it turned out well. I'm not reading any reviews so that I can go in blind.

The first game is one of my all-time favorites. I couldn't be more excited about this one. For it to be on GP is worth the price of my XSX alone.
TalonJedi87
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* 23-Aug-2021(#158)
Psychonauts 2 is already being slated as a GOTY contender. This is a great example of if you let a developer take all the time they need to give their game the TLC it needs it'll turn out really, really good. Ain't that right CDPR? Now that's punk! Womp womp.
Feeb
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23-Aug-2021(#159)
Anxiouz
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23-Aug-2021(#160)
Yeah, but there is def a balance to be had. Money (lots of it!) is involved. Psychonauts 2 removed bosses from levels (and levels themselves) to try to make launch originally because of their staff and budget. But getting another year or more from MS let them add those back in and much more, and way more polish. This is an absolute luxury in the industry.

Acquiring a studio and then giving them another year of runway is likely not going to net MS a profit in the end. And outside of MS and their GamePass approach, this model doesn't work at all. But now there is an exclusive, and a studio that has been known to get unique titles out, so moving forward it's a great place for Double Fine to be.
Slickriven
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25-Aug-2021(#161)
Anyone considering this? Am tempted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUs2Vb215-w

Feeb
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* 25-Aug-2021(#162)
Good luck. Looks like Twitter has been blowing up with folks trying / preordering them for a few hours.
MrBean
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25-Aug-2021(#163)
gosh darnit, I hit pre-order right at 830 on Wal-Mart and I keep getting the "press and hold" button crap that doesn't work!
MrBean
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25-Aug-2021(#164)
Son of a dog, finally got it into cart, went through check out ... out of stock, gah!
MrBean
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25-Aug-2021(#165)
Holy crap, ~100x later, I got an order in at 8:53, wooooo!!!!
SwiftJAB
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25-Aug-2021(#166)
Ugh. The day I'm traveling they announce this. I was waiting for an LE to pickup a Series X. Hopefully Microsoft releases more.

Yazzinit

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26-Aug-2021(#167)
Tried exactly at 830PM, Walmart a bust
Shadowrunner
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* 14-Sep-2021(#168)
I was going to order a custom controller through Microsoft but I'm really digging the Forza one

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Dasgessabel
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* 14-Sep-2021(#169)
That looks Cyberpunkish. I dig it
Dasgessabel
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27-Sep-2021(#170)
Any xbox news? I don't even play mine much, sad to say.
Anxiouz
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* 27-Sep-2021(#171)
Psychonauts 2 exists. That's all you need. cool smile

But seriously, the next big things for me are the XSX upgrade for Ghostrunner (tomorrow?), Guardians of the Galaxy looks like something I might like, and Forza Horizon 5 is going to be amazing.

Currently I'm replaying through Control: UE and very much enjoying it (again).
Finn
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27-Sep-2021(#172)
It's been a few weeks since I have turned on my SX, did an update to the controller and not the A button is crazy sensitive.

Slickriven
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27-Sep-2021(#173)
I've been playing the new game Flynn: Son of Crimson and been enjoying it. It's not perfect but I think I'm maybe up to about 25% through it and will complete it.

3hitcombo
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28-Sep-2021(#174)
I may be the only one that mostly uses my series X and almost never turns my PS5 on. My TV supports Dolby atmos so it's more compatible with the Xbox than the playstation, since it's only one or the other. Slay the spire on gamepass has me slightly hooked at the moment. It's also the system I play Lost Judgement on currently.

ErickRPG
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28-Sep-2021(#175)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> Any xbox news? I don't even play mine much, sad to say.

I still don't have series X. And Psychonauts 2 looks good.

bluemetal04
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28-Sep-2021(#176)
People was streaming halo infinite multiplayer beta.
longhornsk57
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28-Sep-2021(#177)
Flight Simulator 2020 dropped like a month ago too.
Dasgessabel
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* 28-Sep-2021(#178)
Yeah Psychonauts 2 is about the only thing there I care about, and Gamepass is really the only thing I use on there and the main reason I still have the console. Don't much care for most of the Xbox flagship titles at this point - some of the way off in the future releases seem interesting (Avowed, new Fable, Senua 2, etc). I'm just finding it hard to be excited about most of the current lineup.
Dasgessabel
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28-Sep-2021(#179)
3hitcombo wrote:
> I may be the only one that mostly uses my series X and almost never turns my PS5
> on. My TV supports Dolby atmos so it's more compatible with the Xbox than the playstation,
> since it's only one or the other. Slay the spire on gamepass has me slightly hooked
> at the moment. It's also the system I play Lost Judgement on currently.
>
>

It's the opposite for me. I got my SX when they came out, and was unable to secure a PS5, so for a while I played the xbox quite a bit. But after I got my PS5, my SX usage has dropped dramatically to the point I'm thinking of selling it.
bluemetal04
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28-Sep-2021(#180)
I just use my one s as a 4k bluray player. It has the same issue as the one x and series x...no dolby vision for 4k discs.
3hitcombo
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30-Sep-2021(#182)
Gamepass has avengers and scarlet nexus now, among other additions. Back for blood in 12 days as well!

TalonJedi87
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30-Sep-2021(#183)
Game pass is taking over the world one month at a time
Finn
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30-Sep-2021(#184)

Ok,the game pass app on iOS is frustrating. Xcloud is not an option, yet it works beautifully on Android.

Tried:
Updating iOS, was running an unsupported version. Now at 14.8.
After OS updated, I uninstalled the Gamepass app and reinstalled it.


Not sure what to do....








SwiftJAB
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30-Sep-2021(#185)
Apple doesn't allow game streaming in app. You have to use Safari (Xbox.com/play)

Finn
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30-Sep-2021(#186)
Well fudge you Apple.

Finn
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* 30-Sep-2021(#187)
All safari says is get ready to play... And nadda. I use the unsupported Chrome and bamn works great.


It also takes 20+ min to download the Game pass app and now it's taking the sam amount of time to download edge. Downloading via the app store has become painfully slow. I did a speed test and that's not an issue, I can download edge and Game Pass app in seconds on the Android app store... What the hell.

**Got it, that was more difficult than it needed to be


SilverOwl
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6-Oct-2021(#188)
Anyone else playing the Battlefield 2042 beta? Several of my friends are plan on getting it but they are on Xbox one and PS4, so I would have to play the last gen version. I have tried both of the different versions but last gen is noticably bad. So I will be stuck playing the crapty version bc last gen and new gen don't have cross play. Now I'm debating on not even getting the game at all. EA and their bs
whitefire
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7-Oct-2021(#189)
Do you guys think it's still worth it to get an X if my main gaming console will be PS5?

I will pretty much only use the X for XBOX exclusives.

Dasgessabel
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7-Oct-2021(#190)
whitefire wrote:
> Do you guys think it's still worth it to get an X if my main gaming console will
> be PS5?
>
> I will pretty much only use the X for XBOX exclusives.
>
>

I just sold my Series X after having it since launch, BUT I also still have a decent gaming PC besides my PS5. If you're gonna have Gamepass and you care about Halo, Forza, etc, probably worth it to you. I dont care about those and the exclusives I was interested in Microsoft side are years off, so it made sense for me to part with mine since PS5 is my main.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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7-Oct-2021(#191)
PS5 is my main, but I got a Series X as well, and I got it for: Xbox exclusives (especially for upcoming Bethesda and Arkane games and to play my physical backwards compatible 360 games), previewing games on Game Pass to see if I want to buy them on PS5, and beating games on Game Pass that I know I don't plan to platinum on PS5 (which has already made this pretty much pay for itself). I also use the Series X for streaming media, watching blu-rays, etc to save wear and tear on the PS5 (which I only use for games). It was worth it to me, because it didn't end up costing me much after I sold my Xbox One X.

whitefire wrote:
> Do you guys think it's still worth it to get an X if my main gaming console will
> be PS5?
>
> I will pretty much only use the X for XBOX exclusives.
>
>
longhornsk57
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* 7-Oct-2021(#192)
I have a PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. I use the PS5 and Series X at home and use the S to travel with since it's really small and easy to pack.

Even for Xbox Exclusives you're going to want a Series X. The S Is ok in a hotel room, but the resolution takes a big hit on any decent TV, the frames stutter occasionally in games like Cold War when there are a lot of zombies on the screen. The whole promise of 1440p is a joke, and MS is wrong for talking about that. You're usually capped at about 1080p and games are just going to keep getting more intensive.

If you're going to be playing things like Sea of Thieves, Forza, Gears, Halo Infinite, Starfield etc. do yourself a favor and spend the extra $200 on a GPU that is like 4X what the Series S can do.

For a hotel machine it's really good. It's small, still runs games OK on weaker TVs, is a really good media player etc, but in my main display at my house, no way I would rock this thing.

Just to add, my life is pretty busy and my "gaming time" is kind of like my sacred time or whatever, so for me to play Xbox games like Warzone (which runs much better on the Series X than on the PS5), or Doom Eternal (gamepass) etc, I just can't imagine using the Series S. That's just me though your needs may differ and the $200 might actually be significant enough to warrant getting the weaker machine.

But if you have a PS5 and are asking about the Xbox I assume you can afford an X.
Feeb
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7-Oct-2021(#193)
Sold my series x and I'm about to sell my series S as I got a ps5 digital to replace it. I used my game pass month and was very underwhelmed by the exclusives and the forecast looks pretty bleak since I'm not a huge Halo or Forza fan. Huge factor was how easily I could recoup my cost. I may get another but I probably played previous gen Xbox a dozen times- for Kinect stuff with the kids.
ErickRPG
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7-Oct-2021(#194)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> whitefire wrote:
>> Do you guys think it's still worth it to get an X if my main gaming console will
>> be PS5?
>>
>> I will pretty much only use the X for XBOX exclusives.
>>
>>
>
> I just sold my Series X after having it since launch, BUT I also still have a decent
> gaming PC besides my PS5. If you're gonna have Gamepass and you care about Halo,
> Forza, etc, probably worth it to you. I dont care about those and the exclusives
> I was interested in Microsoft side are years off, so it made sense for me to part
> with mine since PS5 is my main.

I'm going to have most my games on PS5. But SX will get it's play time with gamepass, and the big releases.

longhornsk57
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7-Oct-2021(#195)
Ya it's definitely to each his own type of thing. This month I am playing Pyschonauts 2, Back 4 Blood, when it comes out (pre downloaded), it's CoD Vanguard Beta for free play, and like I mentioned it does run Warzone better than the PS5.

I prefer my PS5 overall though if I had to pick one only it would be that one.
Feeb
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* 7-Oct-2021(#196)
15 years ago I'd be all over the Xbox series x. A big factor is free time- as limited as I am I'm almost forced to choose one library. I've got such a backlog and have played or own a large portion of the game pass stuff. I'm also a huge physical collector. The few titles that hit game pass day one or shortly after release are a huge plus but financially it just doesn't have the appeal I thought it would.
Feeb
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7-Oct-2021(#197)
Series bundles up on GameStop in 1 hour. Pro members get dibs. Last week the ps5 stayed up for quite a bit.
Scott
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7-Oct-2021(#198)
Halo is the only game I really care about on Xbox. I was considering upgrading to an XSX in time for Infinite, but after watching a comparison video, I'm going to stick with my regular old X1. The video compared X1, X1X, XSS, and XSX. I can obviously see the differences when they zoom in on various things and put the 4 images side-by-side. But even then, the differences look very minimal to me. When they were just running around and playing the game normally, I barely noticed a difference. The only difference that really stands out to me is the frame rate. I really wish this game were 60fps on X1. I remember the first time I played Halo 3 on X1 via the MCC...60fps was such a huge improvement, I loved it! But, it's not worth $500 just for one game.

I started to consider maybe just upgrading to an X1X, since I saw the biggest difference going from X1 to X1X, but it looks like retail on those is still $499. What's up with that?
TalonJedi87
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* 7-Oct-2021(#199)
It's becoming the opposite for me for some reason that I didn't even plan. I use my Series X for most 3rd party games and my PS5 for mainly exclusives. Probably because my friend only has a Series X and we can only play 3rd party coop games on there together.
Dasgessabel
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7-Oct-2021(#200)
The Series X is a good console, great even, but ultimately redundant for me since I still do game some on PC as well. Luckily I still have Gamepass until next year, so I can take advantage of it on PC even after selling my Xbox.
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?
Slickriven
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31-Oct-2021(#242)
I'm a bit bummed out, I'm pretty certain that my Horizon 4 cloud save got corrupted. I can't get the game to do anything after clicking A on the main screen when it's showing the Senna car.
Did some research and tried a bunch of things like redownloading, deleting local save, rebooting console, tried my X1X, no luck. I had more or less considered it done a while back but was going to play it a little more. I can't see bothering restarting, not with all the cars, cash, etc I did in the game already.
What might really suck is I thought I read that some of your garage or something might transfer from 4 to 5... Stinks.

John
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31-Oct-2021(#243)
Anxiouz wrote:
> 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.

I think the reason is that SOMETIMES it is just as size-able. Lots of times, it isn't. If Borderlands 3 is a 75GB download that I can pre-load -- and on release day there is a 10GB patch (which, if I recall, was about what it was) -- then it is certainly worth it to me to pre-load it before release.

> 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?

Just to be able to play it faster, right? Especially when the downloads seem even slower on release day since everyone is grabbing it who didn't pre-load it. I'd much rather download the 103GB beforehand and only need the other 21GB on the day I want to play -- than the entire download. (Especially because, for some updates, it seems like even if you wanted until final release, you sometimes have to download the entire 103GB original PLUS the 21GB update -- for 124GB total. In other words, they aren't always integrated into one yet at that point -- so it really helps to have downloaded 80% of it beforehand.)
PizzaTheHutt
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31-Oct-2021(#244)
Anxiouz wrote:
> 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?


I don't know how Xbox and PlayStation handle it since I don't buy 1st party titles digitally on those platforms, but with how Nintendo does it on Switch (I don't think 3DS and Wii U allowed pre-loading) I like that they allow you to play the game as soon as the clock strikes midnight on the release date (eastern time, so 9pm on west coast).
Finn
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1-Nov-2021(#245)
Can someone explain to me smart delivery? Been noticing quite a few games don't offer the X/S enhanced version if you buy last gens version physical release, it however does give you the option to do it if you buy it digitally. On the PlayStation you can get the next gen upgrade it does not matter if it was a physical release or digital.

Call of Duty Vanguard is a prime example. On Xbox if let's say you have a Xbox One and buy the game on a physical disk and then you get a series S/X for Christmas you cannot get the true next gen experience of that game unless you purchase the full game again for that system. I suppose my question would be how come you can with digital and not with physical?




bluemetal04
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* 1-Nov-2021(#246)
Finn wrote:
> Can someone explain to me smart delivery?

Smart Delivery is a new technology introduced with Xbox Series X|S consoles. When purchasing a game with Smart Delivery, the best version of the game is automatically delivered to your console, regardless of generation -- no extra steps required from you.

The physical and digital question is simple, Sony and Microsoft wants games to be digital-only.
benstylus
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* 1-Nov-2021(#247)
Physical games can have smart delivery too. It is up to the publisher.

For COD specifically, they are offering an Xbox one version for 60, or the cross-gen version for 70 which has the Xbox series x enhancements, but will also play the last generation Xbox one version. (Same on the digital store, two different versions at the two price points)

By offering the Series X inclusive version for just 10 dollars more, the intent of the marketing is to push people to buy that one, even if they don't have a Series X yet because it offers a better value. Your brain thinks "I may as well get it because if I don't, I'll have to buy it again if I get a Series X."

The problem I have with this approach is when someone goes to buy a retail copy. If a retailer currently only has the Xbox One version in stock, the buyer may not realize it isn't the one they want because it says "Xbox One * Xbox Series X" in the line at the top of the case. So they might not be being the enhanced version they want. Unless you know there are two versions at retail, you risk getting the wrong one. They need to just put one system at the top, and if they want to advertise that it plays on Series X, just add a small "also plays on Series X!" marketing blurb on the cover. (EA figured this out, they put "Xbox Series X version also included for free" right at the bottom of FIFA 21 and I assume other games)

Some other not-so-Activision publishers are just doing both versions under a single release (which is the best and least confusing way to go). Others, like the publisher of Hot Wheels Unleashed is going even more confusing by not even offering a digital or physical product that includes both versions. I was going to buy a copy to take to OMG!Con this past weekend, but they only have Xbox Ones and I have a Series X. So if I bought the enhanced Series X version, they wouldn't be able to play it. But if I bought the Xbox One version, I would lose out on the Series X benefits. And it's worse than Vanguard because both versions are the same price and the covers are almost identical.

It's a marketing comprehension nightmare

John
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1-Nov-2021(#248)
benstylus wrote:
> Physical games can have smart delivery too. It is up to the publisher.

This. I have the physical version of Borderlands 3 that I bought for my Xbox One at release. Finally put in my XSX a few weeks ago and, once I put in the disc, it immediately offered the enhanced version download. yes
Anxiouz
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* 2-Nov-2021(#249)
John wrote:
> Anxiouz wrote:
>> 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.
>
> I think the reason is that SOMETIMES it is just as size-able. Lots of times, it
> isn't. If Borderlands 3 is a 75GB download that I can pre-load -- and on release
> day there is a 10GB patch (which, if I recall, was about what it was) -- then it
> is certainly worth it to me to pre-load it before release.

See below. It's not about DL size, it's about timing and "more" downloads when a game is set to "preload me because I'm just waiting on the date/time now".

>> 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?
>
> Just to be able to play it faster, right? Especially when the downloads seem even
> slower on release day since everyone is grabbing it who didn't pre-load it. I'd
> much rather download the 103GB beforehand and only need the other 21GB on the day
> I want to play -- than the entire download. (Especially because, for some updates,
> it seems like even if you wanted until final release, you sometimes have to download
> the entire 103GB original PLUS the 21GB update -- for 124GB total. In other words,
> they aren't always integrated into one yet at that point -- so it really helps to
> have downloaded 80% of it beforehand.)

Correct, in that it is a "pre-load" so that you can play the game immediately. But preloading a game to play it at midnight is one thing. Pre-loading for that purpose but then having additional DLs several days before the release date is lame. So it wasn't ready after-all. Sure, if you can DL 100GB then 20GB more isn't life threatening but why not just put out a 120GB DL 3 days before release instead of 7 days? I have no confidence that when the game actually releases that I can play right away. So why would I bother to preload? Even knowing that day-of DL's are going to be slower. At least I know that's the latest build.
John
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3-Nov-2021(#250)
Anxiouz wrote:
> Correct, in that it is a "pre-load" so that you can play the game immediately. But
> preloading a game to play it at midnight is one thing. Pre-loading for that purpose
> but then having additional DLs several days before the release date is lame. So
> it wasn't ready after-all.

Um, right. It wasn't. That's how game development works these days. They are very often literally fixing bugs during the last 72 hours of release. It's a high-pressure, deadline-centered business where things are often not done until the last minute. And, heck, it is normal to then have everyone start playing it, find lots of new bugs because of all the new people, and continue to have updates often even after release, of course.

> Sure, if you can DL 100GB then 20GB more isn't life
> threatening but why not just put out a 120GB DL 3 days before release instead of
> 7 days?

Because it literally wasn't done and didn't exist 3 days before release.

> I have no confidence that when the game actually releases that I can play
> right away. So why would I bother to preload? Even knowing that day-of DL's are going
> to be slower. At least I know that's the latest build.

Yeah, this is pretty normal when it comes to gaming these days, unfortunately. I'm thinking playing right at least is just not a good idea for you at all -- regardless of when you download it.

It isn't like the old days where a game was just "done" before release. Again, I don't like it either, but it is reality. People should EXPECT that a game released today is going to get multiple updates right after and in the coming weeks/months. Heck, I'm dealing with a known bug in Borderlands 3 right now that was reported back in April (that you can work around with some video performance adjustments). They're so busy fixing/patching actual gameplay, that they haven't had time to get to a bug from back in April! Yet I still love me some BL3! smile
Anxiouz
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10-Nov-2021(#251)
No chatter about Forza Horizon 5?!?

It's nothing new but it's absolutely sublime on XSX.
Slickriven
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11-Nov-2021(#252)
I've enjoyed 2x 2hr or so sessions yesterday and tonight. It looks fantastic, clearly head and shoulders above 4. Not loving much of the banter/back & forth between your character and some of the NPCs, feels a little lame.

Not surprisingly it feels like I haven't even scratched the surface yet so I'll surely be enjoying it here and there for a long while.

Since my save seemingly got corrupted for 4 just last month I'm glad this dropped.

ErickRPG
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11-Nov-2021(#253)
Anxiouz wrote:
> No chatter about Forza Horizon 5?!?
>
> It's nothing new but it's absolutely sublime on XSX.

I have an X1X. Believe me if I had an X series X I would be playing it. I don't want to play the new stuff until I can enjoy the full ray tracing and full graphical goodness.

Groo
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11-Nov-2021(#254)
So the Location is just as great? I only started Forza with part 3, when I read about 5, the article talked about the different locations and I thought that was a reason to not overlook one of the older ones if it "feels" like each location is unique. Played 4 on GamePass but not like I played 3. Want to say 3 was Australia forget where 4 was.....where is 5?

benstylus
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* 11-Nov-2021(#255)
5 is Mexico.

I picked it up yesterday and put in a couple hours. It's forza horizon, for sure. If you like that (which I do) it's easy to recommend. Other than the environment it doesn't feel much different than 4 so far.

I like it, haven't felt that the banter is cringe (except that radio announcer).

I still don't like how limited the character customization is, and how so much of it has to be unlocked randomly with wheel spins. It always feels a bit crapty to have your spin just inch past an amazing car and you win some ridiculous striped pants instead.

I somehow inadvertently turned braking assist on for that first showcase event and kept wondering why my car was slowing down so bad at a couple parts. During my second try I figured it out. Turned it off and started again and won the event.

I feel like I got way more cars money etc. early in 4, but it might also be that I only played it earlier this year when I got my series X, and all the dlc was out and the dlc pack was $20 so it just loaded me up at the start.

Favorite general drive car so far is the Lancer Evo, but I've loved that car in every racing game I've had it in. And it's popular enough that it's in a lot of them.



ErickRPG
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11-Nov-2021(#256)
Yep Lancer Evo in Forza is great. Please let me know if you run into a 2016-2000 civic coupe or a 2018-2022 Hyundai Veloster N. That's my current car and future car.

benstylus
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11-Nov-2021(#257)
Will do.

I'm just sad that PT Cruisers are no longer a thing. Was excited to see them when I first booted up Horizon 1, but soon found out they were just ai traffic cars and you can't drive them in game. *FRUMPLE*

ErickRPG
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11-Nov-2021(#258)
You used to have a PT cruiser? Looking for "your car" in those games is fun! I used to own a plymouth Laser which was a copycat Mitsubishi Eclipse, then a Pontiac Firebird, and then a Scion XD. I think all 3 of those made it in one iteration or the other of Forza or GT.

Simon_Belmont
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11-Nov-2021(#259)
So i just got a new Series X on sale, i've been transferring over everything over from my Xbox One. Are there any MUST OWN Series X/S games/versions?
There aren't any exclusives yet, right?
Everything runs better and looks smoother with better animations, but i haven't noticed anything crazy in terms of upgrades yet.


Slickriven
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* 11-Nov-2021(#260)
@Groo 3 is set in Australia, 4 is England, 5 as mentioned is Mexico. I enjoyed 3 more than 4 due in part to the more diversity of environments and wasn't a big fan of the seasons in 4.
5 feels bigger and is, plus the more tropical areas feel more like summer where even in the summer season in 4 it still felt like you were in chilly/rainy England. To me Horizon should feel like summer.

Agree @benstylus on the wheel spins sucking when you get some apparel or emote crap vs a solid car or pile of cash. That addition from 4 was pure crap and is worse that it not only continued but that you can buy that junk for like $10k-50k each!?
I'm guessing that they made the prices that high to prevent us from buying all of the crap right away at reasonable prices, you know $50-250 each, just to get them out of the rewards pile.
I'm still annoyed that you can't sort rims by weight. I really only buy rims to improve performance since you don't see them 99% of the time anyhow.

Anybody else notice that in some scenes that the tires will be either rotating or not, out of sync with the vehicle? Seen a clip in a review where the car fully stopped a good 2 second before the tires. Then last night my truck moved a good 2 car lengths at a slower speed with the tires not moving at all - i.e. it wasn't that they were locked and sliding, odd looking.

benstylus
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11-Nov-2021(#261)
Slickriven wrote:
>
> Agree @benstylus on the wheel spins sucking when you get some apparel or emote crap
> vs a solid car or pile of cash. That addition from 4 was pure crap and is worse that
> it not only continued but that you can buy that junk for like $10k-50k each!?
> I'm guessing that they made the prices that high to prevent us from buying all of
> the crap right away at reasonable prices, you know $50-250 each, just to get them
> out of the rewards pile.
>

Where can you buy them? My wheel spins have been probably 70% small amounts of cash and dumb clothes. I got some plain brown socks from one of them. Even at 10-50k they're worth buying if it takes them off the wheel, because the lowest cash prize I've gotten was 40k.

Slickriven
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11-Nov-2021(#262)
@benstylus visit your house, left side should allow you to edit your character, then they'll all be listed and purchasable.

benstylus
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11-Nov-2021(#263)
Thanks.

Finn
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12-Nov-2021(#264)
Simon_Belmont wrote:
> So i just got a new Series X on sale, i've been transferring over everything over
> from my Xbox One. Are there any MUST OWN Series X/S games/versions?
> There aren't any exclusives yet, right?
> Everything runs better and looks smoother with better animations, but i haven't noticed
> anything crazy in terms of upgrades yet.

Do you have a TV that does 4k 120hz? I would recommend Gears 5... Forza always looks good.







SuperPhillip
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12-Nov-2021(#265)
Absolutely loving Forza Horizon 5. It's my first game in the Forza series entirely! :)
SwiftJAB
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12-Nov-2021(#266)
Anyone play their Series X on a monitor? My KS8000 is still great, but it's only 60hz and I don't feel like dropping a grand to get a 4k 120hz TV right now. I could however use a new monitor for work, so I'm thinking about going with the Gigabyte M27Q. It's 1440p 170hz with Freesync Premium. With the 1ms response time and IPS panel, I'm thinking this should be a great alternative until I'm ready to pull the trigger on a new 4k TV.

Groo
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12-Nov-2021(#267)
SuperPhillip wrote:
> Absolutely loving Forza Horizon 5. It's my first game in the Forza series entirely!
> :)

I got the itch for it might have to pull the trigger.

benstylus
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12-Nov-2021(#268)
SuperPhillip wrote:
> Absolutely loving Forza Horizon 5. It's my first game in the Forza series entirely!
> :)

Motorsport and Horizon may as well be two separate Franchises to be honest. Really the only similarity between the two is that you drive cars.

Horizon is the racing game that is welcomes everyone with open arms.

Motorsport is the game that takes itself far more seriously, like Gran Turismo.

There is a lot of overlap of Motorsport fans who enjoy Horizon when they need a break from the serious stuff. I don't think the overlap is nearly as large going the other way, though.

Simon_Belmont
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13-Nov-2021(#269)
Finn wrote:
> Simon_Belmont wrote:
>> So i just got a new Series X on sale, i've been transferring over everything over
>> from my Xbox One. Are there any MUST OWN Series X/S games/versions?
>> There aren't any exclusives yet, right?
>> Everything runs better and looks smoother with better animations, but i haven't
> noticed
>> anything crazy in terms of upgrades yet.
>
> Do you have a TV that does 4k 120hz? I would recommend Gears 5... Forza always looks
> good.
>
I dislike the Gears franchise very much, i really enjoyed Gears Tactics, but that was it.
I'm a pretty big shooter guy but for some reason i've never dug Gears.
Forza does indeed look great, but it can't decide if it wants to be a deep racer or an arcade style racer.
Hopefully Deathloop makes the switch to PC/Xbox soon.


Anxiouz
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* 13-Nov-2021(#270)
Honestly, what I like best about the Forza series is the Rewind button. Nothing irritates me more than having a really long race, doing well, but missing a single turn and then getting passed and losing the race and 20 minutes of my life. It sucks all of the fun out of it because of one tiny mistake. The Rewind is a total cheat but I don't care, it's a game, I want to have fun.
SilverOwl
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15-Nov-2021(#271)
They released the multi player part of Halo Infinite early. I'm downloading it RN
Anxiouz
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* 15-Nov-2021(#272)
Wow, the new back-compat and FPS Boost drop today is wild. The standouts for me are finally getting to replay Max Payne 3! and then Sonic Generations getting 60fps.

On these pages sort the games list by Status and it'll show "NEW" for the new stuff.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/11/15/70-new-back...
https://majornelson.com/fpsboost/
Finn
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15-Nov-2021(#273)
I will be interested in BC when I can get Mech Assault... Until then I could not give one damn about it.






TalonJedi87
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15-Nov-2021(#274)
I'm surprised Mech Assault 1 and 2 are still absent from BC. I loved the 2nd one to pieces. But this list is very robust though. A lot of heavy hitters here I'll be adding to my play and replay list such as these

FEAR
FEAR 2
FEAR 3
Max Payne
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Max Payne 3
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Timesplitters 2
Timesplitters Future Perfect
ErickRPG
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16-Nov-2021(#275)
Anxiouz wrote:
> Wow, the new back-compat and FPS Boost drop today is wild. The standouts for me
> are finally getting to replay Max Payne 3! and then Sonic Generations getting 60fps.
>
> On these pages sort the games list by Status and it'll show "NEW" for the new stuff.
>

Still waiting for Eternal Sonata, Magna Carta 2, Sudeki, and Rallisport Challenge 2.

Bleed_DukeBlue
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16-Nov-2021(#276)
Unfortunately, they said that was the last round of backwards compatible games:

"Buried in the announcement is the reveal that the 20th-anniversary update will be the last addition to the library. Microsoft cited a combination of "licensing, legal, and technical constraints," preventing the company from adding more games."

https://gamerant.com/xbox-backward-compatibility-u...


ErickRPG wrote:
> Anxiouz wrote:
>> Wow, the new back-compat and FPS Boost drop today is wild. The standouts for
> me
>> are finally getting to replay Max Payne 3! and then Sonic Generations getting
> 60fps.
>>
>> On these pages sort the games list by Status and it'll show "NEW" for the new
> stuff.
>>
>
> Still waiting for Eternal Sonata, Magna Carta 2, Sudeki, and Rallisport Challenge
> 2.
>
>
Dusk
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16-Nov-2021(#277)
Bummed no Jet Set Radio Future yet.

ErickRPG
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16-Nov-2021(#278)
Dusk wrote:
> Bummed no Jet Set Radio Future yet.

sounds like they are done too. I'll have to keep my 360 to play eternal sonata and magna carta 2.

benstylus
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16-Nov-2021(#279)
The licensing excuse is rubbish. They didn't worry about any of that for BC of original Xbox games on the 360.

They just want to be able to sell them again on their digital platform, since there's no money to be made for backwards compatibility otherwise.

ErickRPG
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16-Nov-2021(#280)
I don't think they care enough to digitally resell the games I'm after. Eternal Sonata and Magna Carta 2. Unless I'm mistaken those are not available, period.

TalonJedi87
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* 16-Nov-2021(#281)
I guess that means no Marvel VS Capcom 2 then? Drat.
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* 16-Nov-2021(#282)
Skate 2 announced BC. EA today says servers shut down next month. Good one EA.
John
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16-Nov-2021(#283)
Imagine being the developer that just spent the last few months making Skate 2 backwards compatible on the new consoles -- only to have EA announce a day later that they are shutting down the servers. Oof.
DarkFact
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16-Nov-2021(#284)
The left hand doesn't know what the right one's jerkin'.

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Kommie
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19-Nov-2021(#285)
Halo 6 won't have co op till next year. Hasn't this series had co op since game 1?
Feeb
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19-Nov-2021(#286)
Kommie wrote:
> Halo 6 won't have co op till next year. Hasn't this series had co op since game 1?

I definitely finished the first one coop. Never tried it on anything after.
MrBean
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19-Nov-2021(#287)
I need a headset for XSX. I hate headsets that don't have a retractable mic, and needs to be wireless.

Razer Nari is top contender, hoping it goes on sale for black Friday, but still expensive. Any good cheaper alternatives?
Slickriven
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20-Nov-2021(#288)
I've only ever beat Halo campaign's co-op and I've beat them all including ODST and Reach. At least they're adding it as it's been a staple.

Simon_Belmont
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20-Nov-2021(#289)
Flight Simulator is on Gamepass and I honestly think it's the best looking game I've seen on a console.

SwiftJAB
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20-Nov-2021(#290)
I love my Arctis 7x @MrBean. I was able to get new pair for my brother off eBay this morning for $99 shipped. You may want to check your local Walmart because some have had them on sale for as low as $37.

They are rated higher than the Razer.
https://www.rtings.com/headphones/tools/compare/st...

Feeb
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20-Nov-2021(#291)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> I love my Arctis 7x @MrBean. I was able to get new pair for my brother off eBay this
> morning for $99 shipped. You may want to check your local Walmart because some have
> had them on sale for as low as $37.
>
> They are rated higher than the Razer.
>
>

This is what we own too. It's great, works on everything.
MrBean
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20-Nov-2021(#292)
I tried the Arctis, wasn't a huge fan, but I also have a gargantuan head.
Feeb
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20-Nov-2021(#293)
MrBean wrote:
> I tried the Arctis, wasn't a huge fan, but I also have a gargantuan head.

It is pretty quiet for ps5 stuff imho. I like loud.
MrBean
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20-Nov-2021(#294)
Feeb wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> I tried the Arctis, wasn't a huge fan, but I also have a gargantuan head.
>
> It is pretty quiet for ps5 stuff imho. I like loud.

Yah, I tried on ps5 and volume was surprisingly low compared to the official Sony one.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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20-Nov-2021(#295)
Did you tweak the Arctis' EQ on a PC before using it on your PS5? It sounds much better once you set it up.

MrBean wrote:
> Feeb wrote:
>> MrBean wrote:
> |>> I tried the Arctis, wasn't a huge fan, but I also have a gargantuan head.
>>
>> It is pretty quiet for ps5 stuff imho. I like loud.
>
> Yah, I tried on ps5 and volume was surprisingly low compared to the official Sony
> one.
MrBean
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20-Nov-2021(#296)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> Did you tweak the Arctis' EQ on a PC before using it on your PS5? It sounds much
> better once you set it up.
>
> MrBean wrote:
>> Feeb wrote:
> |>> MrBean wrote:
>> |>> I tried the Arctis, wasn't a huge fan, but I also have a gargantuan head.
>
> |>>
> |>> It is pretty quiet for ps5 stuff imho. I like loud.
>>
>> Yah, I tried on ps5 and volume was surprisingly low compared to the official Sony
>> one.

Yah I heard about that afterwards, didn't get a chance to try it.
Feeb
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20-Nov-2021(#297)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> Did you tweak the Arctis' EQ on a PC before using it on your PS5? It sounds much
> better once you set it up.
>
> MrBean wrote:
>> Feeb wrote:
> |>> MrBean wrote:
>> |>> I tried the Arctis, wasn't a huge fan, but I also have a gargantuan head.
>
> |>>
> |>> It is pretty quiet for ps5 stuff imho. I like loud.
>>
>> Yah, I tried on ps5 and volume was surprisingly low compared to the official Sony
>> one.

I did. It still wasn't great. It had settings for different types of games etc but did not really fix the volume. It sounded great in 3D though.
TalonJedi87
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20-Nov-2021(#298)
I use this one. It's pretty awesome. 18 hour battery life too. Legit.

Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox Series X & Xbox Series S, Xbox One & Windows 10 PCs with 50mm Speakers, 15Hour Battery life, Flip-to-Mute Mic and Spatial Audio - Black https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
Bleed_DukeBlue
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20-Nov-2021(#299)
Fair enough. I love my Arctis 7xs, but to each their own.

Feeb wrote:
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> Did you tweak the Arctis' EQ on a PC before using it on your PS5? It sounds much
>> better once you set it up.
>>
>> MrBean wrote:
> |>> Feeb wrote:
>> |>> MrBean wrote:
> |>> |>> I tried the Arctis, wasn't a huge fan, but I also have a gargantuan head.
>>
>> |>>
>> |>> It is pretty quiet for ps5 stuff imho. I like loud.
> |>>
> |>> Yah, I tried on ps5 and volume was surprisingly low compared to the official
> Sony
> |>> one.
>
> I did. It still wasn't great. It had settings for different types of games etc but
> did not really fix the volume. It sounded great in 3D though.
longhornsk57
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20-Nov-2021(#300)
Ya it's still really loud for me on PS5 so for my money that 7x is the best
Scott
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20-Nov-2021(#301)
When I played Halo Infinite the other night, I used my old Turtle Beach X42s. I thought the sound quality was great. I'm curious to see how much better the Arctis 7X are...I need to get those hooked up.
3hitcombo
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21-Nov-2021(#302)
Simon_Belmont wrote:
> Flight Simulator is on Gamepass and I honestly think it's the best looking game I've
> seen on a console.
>
>

It's been on since July. But they just released the GOTY edition which is why it says it's new. It's really crazy when you fly by where you live. I live in a kind of rural area, and the attention to detail around my area was astounding!


MrBean
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21-Nov-2021(#303)
While playing back 4 blood on PC with my razer headphones, I'm definitely sticking with razer. The haptic feedback is just amazing. Makes for a more immersive experience.

... And now I want a set for PS5 (for elden ring).
DarkFact
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21-Nov-2021(#304)
If anyone needs an extra controller I've got the Series S/X controller that came with my X available, less than three months old, $27 shipped.
Feeb
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21-Nov-2021(#305)
MrBean wrote:
> While playing back 4 blood on PC with my razer headphones, I'm definitely sticking
> with razer. The haptic feedback is just amazing. Makes for a more immersive experience.
>
> ... And now I want a set for PS5 (for elden ring).

Which model can you recommend? That sounds cool.
MrBean
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* 21-Nov-2021(#306)
Feeb wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> While playing back 4 blood on PC with my razer headphones, I'm definitely sticking
>> with razer. The haptic feedback is just amazing. Makes for a more immersive experience.
>>
>> ... And now I want a set for PS5 (for elden ring).
>
> Which model can you recommend? That sounds cool.

RAZER Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: THX Audio & Haptic Feedback - Auto-Adjust Headband - Chroma RGB - Retractable Mic - For PC, PS4 (Renewed) https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...

So looks like Nari Ultimate does work on all 3, you just need the dongle for Xbox, or they have an Xbox specific version that requires no dongle.

It seems crazy that the pc/ps version has the dongle but the Xbox one doesn't. Trying to determine if there's a way to support all 3 with a single headset.

Legit love them, was not expecting the haptic to be this cool.
Feeb
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21-Nov-2021(#307)
Nice. Thanks.
longhornsk57
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21-Nov-2021(#308)
Xbox doesn't support standard Bluetooth or USB audio, they have their own protocol. PS5/4 and PC use standard USB audio, that's why like the Arctis 7X has a dongle with a switch for PC or Xbox (PC works on Switch and PS4/5)
John
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21-Nov-2021(#309)
Kommie wrote:
> Halo 6 won't have co op till next year. Hasn't this series had co op since game 1?

Halo 5 did not have couch/splitscreen co-op campaign. Most Halos up through Halo 4 did. (Halo Wars did not allow couch co-op either.)

Those of us who really just want Halo for the campaign were, of course, disappointed with Halo 5 not having it -- and have been waiting to see if Halo Infinite did. Luckily, it looks like it will eventually.

Halo 3 was done very well -- since co-op campaign allowed one player to be Master Chief and the other to be the Arbiter -- so the story worked great. (In most of the others, both plays are just copies of Master Chief.)

We'll see what we get with Infinite...
SwiftJAB
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22-Nov-2021(#310)
I just want crossplay online co-op so I can play with my bros that game on PC.

On another note, I got my M27Q hooked up and briefly tried a couple games in 1440p 120fps. Man, it's so smooth and the picture quality is fantastic. Looking forward to getting in a real gaming session to really put this through the paces. It's also going to double nicely as another monitor for work.

ErickRPG
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22-Nov-2021(#311)
I think my best cyber Friday week purchase was re village for xb1\xsx for $19.99. Excited to play it. But of the "newer" ones I still have re7 and re3 to play. Which one first if saving the best for last?

Anxiouz
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* 22-Nov-2021(#312)
Been playing Guardians of the Galaxy and am about 5-6 chapters in. Looks and plays great in Graphics mode and also Ray Tracing mode...but kinda hard to tell the difference. Performance feels smoother of course but mostly seems similar so I've toggled through these 3 options a ton and ended up on Graphics since that looks sharper and still plays really good (on XSX).

It's certainly better than Avengers but it's 2/3 story 1/3 gameplay. The characters and story are fun and well done (Drax steals the show) but I was expecting more action and variety. It's a solid game and I'd recommend it but the recent Tomb Raiders did story while mostly providing action so this feels a little sluggish.


Unrelated, the Xbox.com black friday deals are on and I bought the Batman Arkham Knight DLC (all of it) for like $4 (the "Season Pass"). The game itself was def flawed but to get the Nightwing, Harley, Robin, Batwoman, etc. missions for that price, I wanted to revisit these new pieces. The game itself is only $3.99 (same sale) but since it's on GamePass (and I've previously beat it twice) I just bought the DLC. I hear a lot of it is kinda short but I should dig in soon and wanted to mention it.
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22-Nov-2021(#313)
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