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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.
ErickRPG
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26-Dec(#121)
REALLY loving DiRT 5. I'll probably beat the career while it's on gamepass. I'm really digging it. It nailed the arcade driving perfectly. It reminds me of one of my favorite dirt racing games, RalliSport Challenge 2 on OG xbox.

I like the WRC games better than Dirt Rally. But I'm really loving the arcade style dirt game from Codemasters.

TalonJedi87
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26-Dec(#122)
Dirt 5 was amazing. I was hooked on it for a while. Great arcade sim.
MrBean
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26-Dec(#123)
Random thought. The Xbox naming convention has been odd. Think they'll goto Xbox 6 on next gen to match Sony? Kinda how Samsung jumped up to the 20 series largely from a marketing perspective against Apple.

You figure with releasing the X and S, they now have 5 consoles.
Feeb
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26-Dec(#124)
Trying to get to 30 so they can XboxXXX
ErickRPG
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26-Dec(#125)
No they'll never go to numbers again. Next gen will probably be called Xbox Prime X and Xbox Prime S or something like that.

Kommie
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26-Dec(#126)
Xbox Series T, Xbox Series Y
TalonJedi87
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26-Dec(#127)
I still call it the Xbox Series Sex XSS but that'll never catch on...maybe in the underbelly of society.
MrBean
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26-Dec(#128)
Ok Halo... Is pretty sweet. Very happy with the multilayer so far; however, hate that the campaign goes into a quasi open world land grab game like every other gdamn game!
TalonJedi87
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* 26-Dec(#129)
It's a semi open world. It's not that bad as other open world sand boxes. I'm really enjoying it.
Anxiouz
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26-Dec(#130)
Beat the Halo Infinite campaign tonight. I enjoyed the open-world stuff, but found the interior levels pretty boring. And I lost the plot of the story about 2/3rds through and although there were still some neat bits I continue to struggle with Halo storytelling.

ErickRPG wrote:
> REALLY loving DiRT 5. I'll probably beat the career while it's on gamepass. I'm
> really digging it. It nailed the arcade driving perfectly.

I usually hate rally games but absolutely love Dirt 5. They found the fun in a racing game and I bought this just in case it leaves GP. The career mode is huge.
Finn
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26-Dec(#131)
MrBean wrote:
> Random thought. The Xbox naming convention has been odd. Think they'll goto Xbox
> 6 on next gen to match Sony? Kinda how Samsung jumped up to the 20 series largely
> from a marketing perspective against Apple.
>
> You figure with releasing the X and S, they now have 5 consoles.


I think that would be a little wierd. They have not taken part in 6 gens by next gen. But it's Microsoft... Naming consoles is not exactly a strong suit.

I maybe actually buying a One S for the betroom because a friend got the One S mixed up with the Series S.



MrBean
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26-Dec(#132)
Halo multi-player leaves a bit too be desired with the maps as of now. Hoping we see more soon
Hell, just rehash the old stuff.
Anxiouz
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* 26-Dec(#133)
Played Mad Max when it came out a few years ago, and really liked it. I just bought it digital for $4.99 because I remember it fondly, saw it had FPS Boost, and I wanted to see it again. I guess I played it on PS4 the last time since I have no achievements and I had nearly 100% it from what I remember.

120fps on XSX via FPS Boost is sooooooo smoooth. The graphics are ok, and don't really wow, but it plays so well and the gameplay hook/grind is perfect. I'm in love with this again. Unbelievable for this to get a free "upgrade" from 30fps to 120fps but man, it's fantastic!
MrBean
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26-Dec(#134)
Anyone know of good analogue covers for elite controller? I use these on everything but for the elite, there's an air gap between the cover and stick which causes an odd feel when pushing the stick in.

Grip-iT Analog Stick Covers https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
John
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* 26-Dec(#135)
Anyone know -- if I own two Xboxes and want to play something with my wife (i.e. each on one Xbox) in campaign co-op mode -- do I have to buy two copies of the game? Or can I be logged into BOTH consoles?

In other words... Borderlands 3 has some issues still with couch co-op. Split-screen still has issues after 2+ years. So, we're thinking of using my Xbox One (which I just replaced with an XSX) on another TV and then doing non-split-screen co-op by using two consoles. Can I do this having just purchased ONE copy of BL3 by logging into my Xbox Live account on both consoles?

And, now that I think about it, would I need to do paid Xbox Live for this to work?? Even though it is "local/LAN" play? They don't have the System Link option any more, right?

Just seems stupid I might have to buy a game twice and pay for two Xbox Live subscriptions just because BL3 has sucky split-screen!?
3hitcombo
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27-Dec(#136)
John wrote:
> Anyone know -- if I own two Xboxes and want to play something with my wife (i.e.
> each on one Xbox) in campaign co-op mode -- do I have to buy two copies of the game?
> Or can I be logged into BOTH consoles?
>
> In other words... Borderlands 3 has some issues still with couch co-op. Split-screen
> still has issues after 2+ years. So, we're thinking of using my Xbox One (which
> I just replaced with an XSX) on another TV and then doing non-split-screen co-op
> by using two consoles. Can I do this having just purchased ONE copy of BL3 by logging
> into my Xbox Live account on both consoles?
>
> And, now that I think about it, would I need to do paid Xbox Live for this to work??
> Even though it is "local/LAN" play? They don't have the System Link option any
> more, right?
>
> Just seems stupid I might have to buy a game twice and pay for two Xbox Live subscriptions
> just because BL3 has sucky split-screen!?

I've just been logged into both and had no problems playing with my lady that way. We play gears together on the regular and used to play online jeopardy too

John
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27-Dec(#137)
Ok -- that is good, at least. What about Live? Do you subscribe? I'm guess I need to in order to play across two consoles -- even if they are on the same LAN? Or do they still have some sort of local link without a Live subscription?
Anxiouz
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* 27-Dec(#138)
If it's a digital game then here's what my son and I have done (in the same house):

- His console is set as the "home console" so that my account (with GamePass Ultimate) and games can be used/are on there and he can play everything with his account/user.
- I login to my console with my account.

I think MS has gone away from LAN gaming, or only specific games can do it. It's either couch co-op on the same console, or it's over Live since that's required for online multiplayer.
MrBean
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27-Dec(#139)
Ok, so the Halo campaign is actually quite awesome. Game changer was upgraded hook to lower cool down. Wish I woulda done that first instead of 3x shield upgrades. It's basically Spider Chief and love it!
DarkFact
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27-Dec(#140)
I heard it was a lot of exposition, telling not showing.
MrBean
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27-Dec(#141)
So the razer nari ultimate is an incredible headset but the outbound mic volume barely works. Have read various sites, all say it's crap. Gdamnit.

Are there any other awesome headsets that have rumble in the headset? Time to return this.
3hitcombo
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27-Dec(#142)
John wrote:
> Ok -- that is good, at least. What about Live? Do you subscribe? I'm guess I need
> to in order to play across two consoles -- even if they are on the same LAN? Or
> do they still have some sort of local link without a Live subscription?

No I just have my one subscription and everything seems to work fine. No old school LAN needed

MrBean
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28-Dec(#143)
Haha man, it's been ages since I've been competitive online. Halo is reminding me how God awful it is to play with PUGs. It's like everyone just becomes instantly an idiot.

There needs to be way more maps. This selection is rough. Bring back some old school 1/2 maps.
jgrant78
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28-Dec(#144)
Got my Series X in on Christmas Eve and it's great. The quick resume feature is awesome and the graphical upgrade over my One X is way better than I anticipated. Halo Infinite runs and looks great and can't wait to play some of the other optimized games afterwards. I usually don't buy consoles this early on, but I'm really glad I did.
bonham2
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28-Dec(#145)
Is it really that much of an upgrade? Halo Infinite already looks and plays perfectly fine on the Xbox One.
MrBean
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29-Dec(#146)
Dear God, so many shinnies in Halo. Loving it but holy crap. I've basically become Spiderman. I love the travel, more than BotW, minus lacking a glider.
jgrant78
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29-Dec(#147)
bonham2 wrote:
> Is it really that much of an upgrade? Halo Infinite already looks and plays perfectly
> fine on the Xbox One.

I think it is. I started playing Infinite on my One X and thought it looked great, but it looks even better on the Series X. I do think it plays a bit smoother on Series X because I'd get some lag in some of the bigger group battles on the One X.
TalonJedi87
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29-Dec(#148)
I have one story mission left in Halo Infinite. This was the longest Halo game and yet still managed to clear it in under 20 hours lol
MrBean
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29-Dec(#149)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> I have one story mission left in Halo Infinite. This was the longest Halo game and
> yet still managed to clear it in under 20 hours lol

Are you clearing the whole map? I feel like I'm almost 15-20 hours in and probably half way done! Still I'm doing every possible thing I can.
TalonJedi87
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29-Dec(#150)
I got mostly everything but those audio logs. I gave up half way thru. Too many of them to find. Skulls too I gave up the hunt after the first couple.
MrBean
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29-Dec(#151)
Damn. I only found one skull so far.
MrBean
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29-Dec(#152)
Haha this happened today...

https://www.xbox.com/play/media/JLV8PCYF
TalonJedi87
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29-Dec(#153)
MrBean wrote:
> Haha this happened today...
>

LMAO, bruh. I have killed so many marines this way myself, especially with the WASP. My heart goes out to all of them that I've second degree manslaughtered.
MrBean
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29-Dec(#154)
I am doing everything side quest and not main (I am on the four beacons). I feel like, in most side quest games like this), I'm missing out on useful story stuff.

I haven't spent a point of Valor yet either.
TalonJedi87
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* 29-Dec(#155)
Points you accrue from Valor automatically unlock things at the FOB stations I believe unless there's stuff you can manually spend Valor points on that I missed?
MrBean
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29-Dec(#156)
Haha... These npcs are super smart

https://www.xbox.com/play/media/6N7PUMXC
MrBean
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30-Dec(#157)
Holy hell, someone please tell me how I died here...

https://www.xbox.com/play/media/2JJWM5K2
TalonJedi87
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30-Dec(#158)
Yeah I noticed Halo Infinite is a bit buggy at times. One time I was just walking and all of a sudden I lost the ability to shoot my guns. I had to wipe the app entirely and reboot to fix it.
Simon_Belmont
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30-Dec(#159)
There's a FTP game called VIGOR that looks FANTASTIC on my X. It's a little PUBG, with Stalker, Hitman and mild Warzone elements thrown in.
If you're a Game Pass member with perks, you get a nice starter pack. I haven't been playing the main game, i've been playing the side shootout mode.
Even though it's 3rd person, i like the option to aim down the sights in first person. The graphics for my X optimized COD Vanguard somehow look worse than my normal Xbox One COD Cold War graphics.
It's very strange.

The Aliens game on Game Pass is mildly entertaining, glad i didn't buy it, wish it wasn't third person. Otherwise pretty solid for that type of game. I like it 100 times better than Back 4 Blood.
MrBean
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* 30-Dec(#160)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Yeah I noticed Halo Infinite is a bit buggy at times. One time I was just walking
> and all of a sudden I lost the ability to shoot my guns. I had to wipe the app entirely
> and reboot to fix it.

Oh yeah, I've had multiple issues. Several times now I've had to force quit as it told me I didn't own the campaign. My shield wall has failed to deploy multiple times. Random deaths that didn't make sense. Given the sheer size of the game and amount of moving pieces, it's relatively well polished. Safe to assume they'll be bug fixing pretty soon now that everyone is playing.

Also, this made me laugh last night. https://www.xbox.com/en-US/play/media/ZDFE958T
TalonJedi87
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30-Dec(#161)
That's hilarious. Usually Elites just commit suicide once I shoot up their banshee enough.

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