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Poll: *** Xbox Series X|S - £449/£249 - launches 10th November ***

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by ic1male, 9 Jun 2019.

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Which will you buy?

  1. Series X

    449 vote(s)
    58.9%
  2. Series S

    76 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Not interested

    218 vote(s)
    28.6%
  4. Both

    19 vote(s)
    2.5%
  1. chrcoluk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Feb 2015

    Posts: 7,659

    I think I have done maybe 3 or 4 charging sessions, the batteries do last a while once charged, I charge 4 at a time, with 8 total its one charge per 4 cycles, and I also used it wired for a long time as well. Sometimes you dont know if its just a bad product or a fault as well, so its a case of not been bothered enough to exchange it I suppose.
     
  2. Relentless81

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 May 2010

    Posts: 11,655

    I can live with that considering the amount of games like you say

    If I get ultimate, that includes Gold and I read you get up to 4 free games a month, do you know if they are to keep and how do you get notified that are available or do you have to remember to look?

    Thanks
     
  3. ljt

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Dec 2002

    Posts: 3,867

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    The free games are yours to keep forever, even if you decide to stop your subscription.

    There are a few ways to see what the games are on the Xbox itself.

    Generally there is an advert on the dashboard

    You can also pin games with gold to your dashboard and check them there

    I think you can also see them in the "manage games" settings menu.

    They are also mentioned on twitter and most gaming news sites
     
  4. Relentless81

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 May 2010

    Posts: 11,655

    Excellent thanks I think Ultimate is the way to go.

    If you have anymore time could you let me know if any site or Twitter feeds to follow for the heads up on the freebies and also just general stuff Inc YouTube channels etc

    I need to clean out all the PC stuff I've been following and I don't know which Xbox stuff is worth following

    Thanks again
     
  5. ljt

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Dec 2002

    Posts: 3,867

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    On twitter I sub to;

    @XBOX
    @xboxuk
    @majornelson
    @XboxP3
    @XboxGamePass

    The only one on youtube I sub to is Xbox On
     
  6. Relentless81

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 May 2010

    Posts: 11,655

    Thank you, I will have a look at them now
     
  7. dakaiez

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,699

    Location: North London

    Diablo 2 & Expansion HD Remaster



    New hero for Diablo 4



    They have announced the games will be cross progression across all consoles and PC.
     
  8. Buddy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Sep 2009

    Posts: 2,140

    Location: London

    Free code for 40% off xbox game pass for anyone who wants it. Needs to be used within 14 days.

    G6F9-4PXXUC-YZGAB6

    "purchase an Xbox Game Pass for PC (3 Month Membership) for only £14.39 (instead of £23.99)"

     
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  9. spaceman

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Feb 2003

    Posts: 3,379

    Location: Kent

    I've just tried out Wreckfest via Gamepass, its pretty fun, I used to enjoy destruction Derby back in the day. It's a shame its only 4k30, i'll play it some more if it gets at least a 60fps update for Series X.

    The other races I've currently got installed:-

    Dirt 5
    Dirt Rally 2.0
    Forza Horizon 4
    Forza Motorsport 7
    Ride 4

    They all feel so much better to play with the higher frame rates.
     
  10. PiKe

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,153

    Location: Lake District

    How important is it to have VRR on a TV?
     
  11. ljt

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Dec 2002

    Posts: 3,867

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    Only you can answer that really as it's down to the individual.

    For me personally it was important because I came from PC gaming on a G-sync monitor, so I've used VRR for years now. I noticed V-sync (or more precisely when it dropped v-sync) stutter on consoles when a few frames were dropped, now that can be eliminated and I don't notice it on the series X now that both that and my TV support it.
     
  12. Goodie

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Dec 2003

    Posts: 3,838

    horizon 4 is such a good game, it’s the one that I always go back to as its easy to pick up and put down. Really hope a sequel gets announced this year
     
  13. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 38,327

    I couldn’t play wreckfest for more than about 5 seconds. I struggle with anything at 30fps. I’ll probably play many titles again once they are raised to 60fps. Think I’ll try motorsport next while I wait for dirt 5 on game pass.

    For some games it seriously smoothes them out, others you just don’t notice.

    Indeed, it’s effortless to jump back into and is a solid game.
     
  14. spaceman

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Feb 2003

    Posts: 3,379

    Location: Kent

    I lost interest in Dirt 5 (I might see if the patches improved it), its super arcade, unlike Dirt 4 or the 2x Rally versions of Dirt.

    I picked up Dirt 2.0 Rally complete edition (the one with all dlc) in a sale for about £8, it is excellent even without a Series X patch @ 4k60.
     
  15. Zico

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Jan 2003

    Posts: 4,917

    Location: South East

    I doubt Microsoft would benefit from continuing to manufacture the XOX if there is a constraint on manufacturers for current gen consoles (in fact there is a constraint on all kinds of chip manufacturing across multiple industries).

    Diverting resources to XOX would simply mean less towards the manufacture of the XSX or XSS. Manufacturing the XSS is simpler as it's pretty much lower binned SoC to that of of the XSX (lower clocked and fewer CU's) rather than the XOX which is a completely different SoC and would need it's own dedicated production lines.
     
  16. TALON1973

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Jul 2004

    Posts: 4,954

    Location: llanelli , south wales


    I disagree. Nvidia is going back to pascal chips to help lower end markets.
     
  17. Zico

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Jan 2003

    Posts: 4,917

    Location: South East

    I don't want to go off thread but how does this make any difference? People still struggle to get a 3000 series card as they are being snapped up just as quick as people buying an XSX/PS5. Production isn't meeting demand for either console or the majority of people wanting to buy a 3000 series card.

    Either way, the XOX is dead. Having skipped the XO and gone straight to the XOX from my 360, Microsoft were right to have made this mid generation SKU but to continue to support it with two current gen SKUs would be a hinderance. Support for games is all but rubber stamped to end in a few years. I'm sure that availability of the current gen's is more of a priority than any of the last gen SKUs for either Microsoft or Sony.
     
  18. MadFruit

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Dec 2002

    Posts: 3,538

    This isn't true. You keep the 360 games and can play them without an active subscription, but not the Xbox One games, you "keep" them forever (unlike gamepass games which come and go), but cannot play them without an active subscription. So if you cancel, you'll lose them, but if you then renew a bit later, they'll be back on your account again. @Relentless81 make sure you're happy with that distinction.
     
  19. ljt

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Dec 2002

    Posts: 3,867

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    Has that changed in the last few years then? I'm sure I was able to play xbox one games I got through gold even when my sub had expired. That was a long long time ago though
     
  20. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 28,993

    Location: Westchestershire

    That’s never been the case, only OG+360 games as said. I bet long time members have got a really nice library of 360 games.