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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

    437 vote(s)
    59.1%
  2. Series S

    74 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Not interested

    212 vote(s)
    28.6%
  4. Both

    17 vote(s)
    2.3%
  1. Martynt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

    Posts: 16,355

    Location: Higher Walton

    Mine always seems connected if i download games etc but the Contracts in AC Valhalla never work due to connection issues.
     
  2. dakaiez

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,698

    Location: North London

    What is everyone going to play on Outriders?

    Also if anyone wants to group up at any given point ItzMeDak is my gamertag.
     
  3. Noxia

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 30 Dec 2010

    Posts: 8,680

    Location: Wiltshire

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    No idea, I know nothing about it :)
    I'll give you a shout though to try some co-op, I need to get over the whole anxiety thing online.
     
  4. CHokKA

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 May 2004

    Posts: 4,065

    Location: Home

    I didn't realise there are classes in Outriders. When do you choose that? I've created a character and gone as far as the shooting range before kids got me off the Xbox, but I'm hoping I didn't somehow miss a step!

    Add me, but just be aware that I'm a busy Dad and my playtime is limited!

    CHokKA is my gamertag.
     
  5. Dannyb01y

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 3,199

    Location: Brighton

    Wondered why my internal hard drive was nearly full then saw Cold War takes up 170 gigs now - eek! Downloading Outriders, the demo was kinda good if a bit janky.
     
  6. dakaiez

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,698

    Location: North London

    After you get out the prologue area you have 4 classes to choose from.

    It's fine i'll be the same in 4 months when our baby is due!
     
  7. Relentless81

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 May 2010

    Posts: 11,590

    Couple of things I've picked up on over the last few days -

    Started playing Start Wars Squadrons, not quite as good as I'd hoped but still decent, I noticed early in the game, when you go through the tunnel in the Tie Fighter and it starts collapsing the performance was really choppy, not noticed it since, playing in Quality mode. What's that about I thought this was an optimised for Series X game!?

    New Bang and Olufsen headphones, anyone seen the announcement, they look interesting, officially supported assuming it uses Xbox Wireless Protocol, not sure of the cost, anyone else looking at these?

    Regarding online play, I don't have any friends who play on Xbox but feel like I'm missing out. Problem is I cant talk! Xbox is upstairs and I play when the kids are asleep, Mrs would string me up if I woke them talking online. Is this a major issue its stopping me from adding people on here etc
     
  8. dakaiez

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,698

    Location: North London

    £400+ by all accounts.
     
  9. CHokKA

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 May 2004

    Posts: 4,065

    Location: Home

    Yeah there was another update last night. I ended up deleting it because it's too big, I'm not really interested in playing it and the updates for it are just crazy in size.
     
  10. CHokKA

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 May 2004

    Posts: 4,065

    Location: Home

    You could always just listen. Talking is obviously better and you might be heard even when whispering, but it isn't necessarily essential to playing online. Sometimes just hearing others is useful enough so I wouldn't let that stop you!
     
  11. CHokKA

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 May 2004

    Posts: 4,065

    Location: Home

    Whilst we're talking online gaming, it's worth saying that Sea of Thieves is an amazing experience online so if people adding others on here haven't tried it yet, it's definitely worth a go. Plus, it looks absolutely gorgeous on the Series X at 60fps.
     
  12. Noxia

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 30 Dec 2010

    Posts: 8,680

    Location: Wiltshire

    Never understood how to balance audio with chat. Some games it's really important to hear footsteps so you need volume higher than chat but then when there is loads of noise going on you need to be able to hear your teammates. I generally find chat distracts me from in-game sound.

    Re sea of thieves. Wanted to play but read it wasn't possible on your own, well it is but not enjoyable.
     
  13. kevlar69

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Jan 2003

    Posts: 322

    Location: South Wales

    I'm late to the party but started Division 2 a few days ago, I'm blown away!. Runs great on the Series X, super smooth and such a detailed world. Awesome game. I guess everyone else already knew that though :)
     
  14. dakaiez

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,698

    Location: North London

    Downloaded and enjoyed Sea of Thieves but not as fun alone, so i'm up for it with others.

    These are the classes on Outriders just got to them.

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  15. CHokKA

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 May 2004

    Posts: 4,065

    Location: Home

    It is definitely possible and you can just go off and hunt for buried treasure or do the events. But trying to fend off a ghost ship or another player ship on your own in a Sloop with only two cannons isn't the easiest nor most fun experience. It's definitely best played with others. Then you can sail a Galleon and you're set! But I've played solo for a bit and still found it to be enjoyable. If you don't encounter other players then it's fairly relaxing, until a Megalodon or Kraken attacks you of course! Then it's epic stress tbh. Those moments are also far more fun with friends too!
     
  16. CHokKA

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 May 2004

    Posts: 4,065

    Location: Home

    Thanks for posting that. I reckon I'll go Trickster for sure!

    Sea of Thieves is way more fun with others so I'm definitely up for sailing with folks from here sometime!
     
  17. Dannyb01y

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 3,199

    Location: Brighton

    I just checked and there was another 1.1 gig update. I do enjoy playing Zombies mostly and haven't finished the campaign yet so cant uninstall those bits.
     
  18. dakaiez

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,698

    Location: North London

    Enjoying it so far, not gone far past the demo but the game runs so much better. I thought it was very poorly optimized on the demo this feels like full 60fps and although still clunky much improved.

    Playing my technonancer is pretty good.
     
  19. kevlar69

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Jan 2003

    Posts: 322

    Location: South Wales

    I'm not very far in yet, just rescued Jacob, but my first impression is it's OK, not amazing. Too many unecessary cutscenes, constantly switching between playable and cutscenes. I don't mind cut cutscenes for story sections but they're using them just to show bad guys running through a doorway, for example, things that could be done in game without loading a cutscene.
     
  20. dakaiez

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,698

    Location: North London

    It's a solid game just nothing special I agree. There was a reason the dev's did it that way with the cutscenes apparently, read it in an interview with them but for the life of me can't remember where.