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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

    430 vote(s)
    58.7%
  2. Series S

    75 vote(s)
    10.2%
  3. Not interested

    211 vote(s)
    28.8%
  4. Both

    16 vote(s)
    2.2%
  1. dakaiez

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,664

    Location: North London

    I've had my Series X since then last few days of December and made a new account and been using ABS chrome extension to do my searches fine.

    Points rack up really quickly when you do the quests and daily/weekly stuff.

    [​IMG]

    That's in 2 and a bit months.
     
  2. Supercow

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Aug 2003

    Posts: 13,978

    Location: Straya

    The official headset's out in just over a couple weeks, wonder when we'll get a bit of a hands-on review / look at them.
     
  3. McPhee

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Apr 2009

    Posts: 6,864

    Wow. Since December! Well, I guess all of the stories about people getting banned are made up guff then :p

    I might give it a go on secondary accounts though. No real loss if they get banned (as long as I don't get flagged for having multiple accounts).
     
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  4. beachBOYken

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2007

    Posts: 10,461

    Location: London

    Been doing the reward points for around I guess about 16 months. Im not even a heavy gamer, I make sure to do the daily points set, you soon rack them up and occasionally MS do some great easy methods of getting points.

    [​IMG]

    I used to put the points towards xbox store gift cards, but I'm now using them primarily towards xbox gamepass ultimate sub.
     
  5. Relentless81

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 May 2010

    Posts: 11,512

    I noticed there is an Auto Enroll for this, is that what you're using? Does it automatically drop your monthly payment every month by how many points you earned that month?
     
  6. beachBOYken

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2007

    Posts: 10,461

    Location: London

    I'm actually still just saving the points up, as my sub doesn't expire until 2022, will check this auto enroll thing out though, cheers.
     
  7. dakaiez

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,664

    Location: North London

    I think the ones getting banned are using VPN's for multiple rewards from what i've read.
     
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  8. Arcane

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,885

    Location: Ealing, London

    I'm interested to see how these are. I sent the Penrose X back to Audeze, I couldn't get on with them and i'm back with the Arctis 9x.
     
  9. yimpster

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 Dec 2002

    Posts: 603

    Location: in a hole in the ground

    so following on from my previous notes i have 2 Series X's with All access turning up tomorrow. Klarna and Game have told me i need to refuse them to get refunded. Seems like they are coming in separate boxes as i've had two SMS/emails s with tracking etc.

    I'm pretty p'd off with GAME and considering refusing both. I only ever really wanted the X and have another 10 months left on my GPU. I jumped at the all access deal as it was the only thing available and didn't do any cost comparison.

    Just looking for some guidance. Is the "all access" worth going for if i plan to to GPU for the next few years anyway? I've kept my XBL tag since forever and no intention of changing it or doing these new email account jumping that some people do. Typically waited for XBL deals to come up and bought them for around £30/35/year but the GPU deals seem to be few and far between and almost not worth the wait.

    So to the question. Refuse both, wait for an regular X and see if I can get some deals on GPU or just accept one of these and stick with the "all access"
     
  10. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 28,678

    Location: Westchestershire

    I bought a Series S on 23rd December. Started doing the rewards points on both the web and the console and I've almost amassed £50. Incredible if you ask me. By this time next year, I should have nearly half the cost of a Series X so it's well worth doing.
     
  11. TheOracle

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

    Posts: 13,198

    Who told me the Series S was better than the One X lol :D

    Just swapped them over, and the S is way worse. X has significantly better graphics. Mrs ain't happy tonight.
     
  12. steve5424

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 May 2012

    Posts: 2,247

    Location: Rutherglen, Glasgow

    It really doesn't have better graphics. The series S has a superior GPU and CPU.
     
  13. TheOracle

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

    Posts: 13,198

    well I've seen it with my own eyes

    Perhaps it's the 1440p upscaling to 4k....either way, it doesn't look anywhere near as good as the X
     
  14. Rummers

    Associate

    Joined: 13 Feb 2021

    Posts: 25

    I'm a parent with full time childcare costs so I have to go pay monthly series S. But then my wife didn't return to work after baby 2, so we're down to one salary. Which means I'm strictly relegated to cheap Gameboy colour games that I can buy on eBay for 2p each hahaha
     
  15. McPhee

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Apr 2009

    Posts: 6,864

    I find it a mixed bag. The big problem is Series S running One S builds of most games. And even where games have been "optimised" for the new consoles, those optimisations often aren't extensive.

    There are some notable exceptions. And the number of those will likely grow quickly as the year progresses and the development focus shifts to next gen consoles first, last gen second.
     
  16. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 43,167

    Location: /* */

    The GPU in the Series S is marginally more powerful than the One X, and the RAM, CPU, and storage are orders of magnitude faster. Those are just the facts.

    Unfortunately the Series S runs old games in One S mode and not One X mode (due to the amount of RAM) so any games that had One X enhancements but no Series enhancements will look better on the One X.

    What Series enhanced games are you playing that look better on the One X?
     
  17. Yas786

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 48,619

    Location: All over the world...

    Refuse both and just get one outright and then wait for some deals on GPU.
     
  18. DIABLO

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,490

    Location: N.Devon

    I had multiple accounts farming bing points from 1 Raspberry Pi which was dumb. Got banned when i tried to redeem the points i'd build up.
     
  19. Relentless81

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 May 2010

    Posts: 11,512

    Why do games take so long to install, it's been two hours and Forza horizon is at 60 odd percent. On my old pc it would have installed by now what gives?
     
  20. dakaiez

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,664

    Location: North London

    Yeah see, I just run the mobile ones from PC once per day on one account.