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Title: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 16, 2020, 11:34 PM
Xbox Series X


(https://compass-ssl.xbox.com/assets/b0/ef/b0efccba-4943-4d1c-9695-4fa3be1530c3.svg?n=Xbox-Series-X_Banner-Logo-0_Xbox-Series-X-Logo-Black-Bkg_180x180.svg)


Coming November 10, 2020










Xbox Series XXbox Series S
(https://compass-ssl.xbox.com/assets/85/8b/858b94d4-0ca6-4e74-ac9f-38565c49f2df.jpg?n=Xbox-Series-X_Image-0_1083x1400_02.jpg)
(https://compass-ssl.xbox.com/assets/ee/e2/eee2ab3f-4397-43cb-9619-2e1514523903.jpg?n=XSS_Super-Hero-0_767x431.jpg)
Price$499$299
CPU8 Core AMD Zen 2.  
8 Threads   @ 3.8 GHz or
16 Threads @ 3.6 GHz
8 Core AMD Zen 2.  
8 Threads   @ 3.6 GHz or
16 Threads @ 3.4 GHz
GPU12 TF RDNA 2 Navi
13 TF worth of ray tracing
4 TF RDNA 2
RAMSingle Pool 16 GB GDDR6
10 GB GPU optimized RAM @ 560GB/s, 6 GB system RAM @ 336 GB/s
13.5 GB dedicated to games, 2.5GB  of system RAM dedicated to OS.
Single Pool 10 GB GDDR6
8 GB @ 224 GB/s, 2 GB @ 56 GB/s
Storage1 TB SSD
2.4 GB/s raw throughput, 4.8 compressed
512 GB SSD
2.4 GB/s raw throughput, 4.8 compressed
Expandable StoragePlaying Xbox Series games requires proprietary card storage
Storing Xbox Series games can be placed on external HDD
Previous Xbox games can be played or stored on external HDD
USB 3.2 support
Playing Xbox Series games requires proprietary card storage
Storing Xbox Series games can be placed on external HDD
Previous Xbox games can be played or stored on external HDD
USB 3.2 support
Optical Drive4K bluray drive (100GB)NA
Backwards CompatibilitySelect Xbox, Xbox 360 titles, all Xbox One titlesSelect Xbox, Xbox 360 titles, all Xbox One titles
Special FeaturesQuick Resume (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S82YvCtwfHY)
Quick Resume (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S82YvCtwfHY)


Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: Legend on Mar 17, 2020, 02:13 AM
I want one.


Please be good Halo Infinite.
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Mar 17, 2020, 01:51 PM
I want one.


Please be good Halo Infinite.
getting both next gen systems or switching to xbox?
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: Legend on Mar 17, 2020, 02:07 PM
getting both next gen systems or switching to xbox?
Both.

Xbox One has been the only system I've skipped since I got into gaming. Since xsx has full bc, I figure it's a good way to play the few good games I missed. If Halo looks bad though I might end up holding off. That's what happened last gen.
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Mar 17, 2020, 05:17 PM
Both.

Xbox One has been the only system I've skipped since I got into gaming. Since xsx has full bc, I figure it's a good way to play the few good games I missed. If Halo looks bad though I might end up holding off. That's what happened last gen.
my opinion,.. mult-console ownership is overrated.  i had wii, ps3, xbox.   2 of the 3 just collected dust.   too much of the library is the same.   yes, missing a few exclusives sucks but there are sooooo many games to play on any one machine it isn't worth it to get hardware to play 2-3 exclusives.

my opinion.
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: Legend on Mar 17, 2020, 07:36 PM
my opinion,.. mult-console ownership is overrated.  i had wii, ps3, xbox.   2 of the 3 just collected dust.   too much of the library is the same.   yes, missing a few exclusives sucks but there are sooooo many games to play on any one machine it isn't worth it to get hardware to play 2-3 exclusives.

my opinion.
The only system that I've barely played is 3DS. Every other system I've owned has been played a lot. 360 and PS3 worked out since I split multiplats between the two.
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 18, 2020, 08:15 PM
I want one.
Unless the Series X is really expensive, this will be the first gen I get an Xbox as well.  
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: Legend on Mar 18, 2020, 08:16 PM
Unless the Series X is really expensive, this will be the first gen I get an Xbox as well.  
Why didn't you get an og xbox or 360?

Have you never played Halo?
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 18, 2020, 08:21 PM
Why didn't you get an og xbox or 360?
Other systems gave me more than enough to play. Still have PS2, PS3 games to play.  


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Have you never played Halo?
Nope, but I have it on PC now.  
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: Legend on Mar 18, 2020, 08:35 PM
Other systems gave me more than enough to play. Still have PS2, PS3 games to play.  


Nope, but I have it on PC now.  

No clue how they hold up but Halo was epic. Halo 5 sucking was a big reason I skipped xbox one.


Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: Xevross on Mar 18, 2020, 09:24 PM
If I settle down in my own place I may get an xbox too. Gaming on console is just so much better than PC and I want to play those Xbox games conveniently.
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 01, 2020, 12:54 PM
Phil Spencer: Xbox Series X still set to launch on schedule, but games could be delayed | ResetEra (https://www.resetera.com/threads/phil-spencer-xbox-series-x-still-set-to-launch-on-schedule-but-games-could-be-delayed.195567/)

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Microsoft's Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, says the company's next-gen Xbox Series X console is still on schedule for later this year, but game production is a little more of an unknown (https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/1/21243860/xbox-series-x-launch-release-date-timing-coronavirus-games-schedule). In an interview with CNBC (https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/30/xbox-series-x-on-schedule-xbox-games-could-be-delayed-by-coronavirus.html), Spencer notes that there could be "some impact" to Xbox Series X schedules, but that "the teams are doing a very good job with keeping our hardware on track" and "overall we're in line with where we thought we would be."

 "I'd say the bigger unknown is probably the game production, just being honest," says Spencer. "Game production is a large scale entertainment activity now, you have hundreds of people coming together, building assets, working through creative."

 Xbox game developers are now mostly working from home, creating and sharing assets that are often gigabytes in size over US home internet connections -- an obvious challenge. "On the game production side, we're learning every day," admits Spencer. "I still feel good about it, but I also need to make sure that the security and safety of the teams is the most important thing, and not unduly push when things just aren't ready."  Click to expand... Click to shrink...  
This's how it's for the entire industry right now, and is probably gonna affect next gen launch for both 1st and 3rd party.  
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Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: kitler53 on May 01, 2020, 01:58 PM
Phil Spencer: Xbox Series X still set to launch on schedule, but games could be delayed | ResetEra (https://www.resetera.com/threads/phil-spencer-xbox-series-x-still-set-to-launch-on-schedule-but-games-could-be-delayed.195567/)
This's how it's for the entire industry right now, and is probably gonna affect next gen launch for both 1st and 3rd party.  

i don't make games,.. and my team is tiny compared to AAA game development,.. but we are having a hard time staying on schedule too.   we're not at a stand-still but adjusting to virtual everything has been quite the challenge.   we seemed to be fixing the communication problems by having waaaaay too many meetings.  and that cuts into actual productivity quickly.
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: Legend on Aug 27, 2020, 01:42 AM
Xbox Series X Size Comparison - Album on Imgur (https://imgur.com/gallery/8K9jwXg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7O6Ehj5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OUKyvhD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/18X5o19.jpg)
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 27, 2020, 01:52 AM
XSX is a big boy.

And PS5 is a bit bigger yet.  

I wonder if this gen will have the biggest average console....
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Aug 27, 2020, 07:38 AM
XSX is a big boy.
For you...
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: BananaKing on Aug 27, 2020, 11:10 AM
shame these new consoles are huge.
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: Xevross on Aug 27, 2020, 11:15 AM
Xbox Series X Size Comparison - Album on Imgur (https://imgur.com/gallery/8K9jwXg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7O6Ehj5.jpg)
I love how well it fits next to a gamecube, its like that's the perfect size for a cubey console.
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 27, 2020, 05:46 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/5b71mHb.jpg)
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 09, 2020, 10:48 AM
Title: Re: |Xbox Series OT|
Post by: BananaKing on Sep 09, 2020, 12:49 PM
No way is that true. Thats waaaay to expensive
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 09, 2020, 01:13 PM
No way is that true. Thats waaaay to expensive
I mean it's an ssd though
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 09, 2020, 02:09 PM
Nice how within an hour of updating the thread for XSS, I have to update more stuff.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Sep 09, 2020, 02:23 PM
No way is that true. Thats waaaay to expensive
i mean, the xbx branding means ms probably takes a cut.  so like all proprietary solutions things are overpriced.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 09, 2020, 03:49 PM
Updated with images.

And I hate how the XSS's image is wider.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Sep 11, 2020, 01:21 AM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/the-stand-under-the-xbox-series-x-will-not-be-removable.284186


I think I'll find a way to keep it vertical!

Or side mounting it could be cool.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 11, 2020, 01:36 AM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/the-stand-under-the-xbox-series-x-will-not-be-removable.284186


I think I'll find a way to keep it vertical!

Or side mounting it could be cool.
Thanks, I hate it.

I really do.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 11, 2020, 01:09 PM
There's this picture going around:
(https://i.redd.it/6r9y2a4nrem51.jpg)


Pretty sure it's fake, this guy thinks the other Xbox codename is for xCloud.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Sep 11, 2020, 01:45 PM
There's this picture going around:
(https://i.redd.it/6r9y2a4nrem51.jpg)


Pretty sure it's fake, this guy thinks the other Xbox codename is for xCloud.

my opinion is that when that controller leaked that confirmed the series s we'd also have seen a series v if it existed.   i think this is 100% BS.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 11, 2020, 01:57 PM
my opinion is that when that controller leaked that confirmed the series s we'd also have seen a series v if it existed.   i think this is 100% BS.
It definitely is.  
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Mmm_fish_tacos on Sep 11, 2020, 03:22 PM
Series v?
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 11, 2020, 08:52 PM
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Sep 11, 2020, 10:18 PM


Haha that's great!
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 12, 2020, 09:54 AM
Part 1 (https://streamable.com/3i8ud0)

Part 2 (https://streamable.com/ogjm82)

Part 3 (https://streamable.com/pd4lme)

Part 4 (https://streamable.com/govb9n)

Original media release for XSS. (News briefings)
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 12, 2020, 10:10 AM
Part 1 (http://"https://streamable.com/3i8ud0")

Part 2 (http://"https://streamable.com/ogjm82")

Part 3 (http://"https://streamable.com/pd4lme")

Part 4 (http://"https://streamable.com/govb9n")

Original media release for XSS.
Links don't work
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on Sep 12, 2020, 10:11 AM
Links don't work
Its just the videos that would have been sent to news outlets explaining the announcements which got leaked this week (XSS & price, XSX price, EA play coming to game pass)
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 12, 2020, 10:14 AM
Links don't work
Fixed.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Sep 14, 2020, 04:14 PM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/an-ign-headline-about-the-xbox-family-of-consoles-is-blowing-minds-on-twitter.286208/



Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Sep 14, 2020, 04:36 PM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/an-ign-headline-about-the-xbox-family-of-consoles-is-blowing-minds-on-twitter.286208/




lol, this is a technical caveat for the kind of gamer that cares about this.  MS's marketing message is "Backward Compatible!".    ...but yes that headline is quite hard to read even for a guy like me who is very much in the know.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 14, 2020, 05:00 PM
So basically it's worse than x1x for everything other than series games
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Sep 14, 2020, 05:12 PM
So basically it's worse than x1x for everything other than series games
Series games matter the most tho
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Sep 14, 2020, 06:09 PM
So basically it's worse than x1x for everything other than series games
well, all it's really saying is series s would need to be optimized differently than xbox one x.  it would seem that MS is going to make series s specific optimizations but 3rd parties are not.  makes sense,.. why would they when there is no money it it for them and the customer for series s is the customer that chose to not prioritize great graphics over price.

xbox is going to be a real drag on development budgets with their separate optimizations required for: xbox one s, xbox one x, xbox series s, xbox series x.    cross gen was bad enough when there wasn't two spec's per generation.  good thing ms is marking the xbox series x as a thing that mostly just increases resolution and framerates because that will be easier for developers to deal with if they simply target series s as lead xbox platform.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on Sep 14, 2020, 06:28 PM
So basically it's worse than x1x for everything other than series games
In terms of raw power only its CPU is better than X, but everything is on newer and more efficient architecture. It means that games optimised for it will be better but it will run unoptimised games worse.

well, all it's really saying is series s would need to be optimized differently than xbox one x.  it would seem that MS is going to make series s specific optimizations but 3rd parties are not.  makes sense,.. why would they when there is no money it it for them and the customer for series s is the customer that chose to not prioritize great graphics over price.

xbox is going to be a real drag on development budgets with their separate optimizations required for: xbox one s, xbox one x, xbox series s, xbox series x.    cross gen was bad enough when there wasn't two spec's per generation.  good thing ms is marking the xbox series x as a thing that mostly just increases resolution and framerates because that will be easier for developers to deal with if they simply target series s as lead xbox platform.
Yes I think a lot of third parties will just lower and lower resolution, texture quality and things like that until it runs well. They won't bother with any serious optimisation, especially if series S sells worse than expected. It'll lead to a lot of series S games not looking good.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 14, 2020, 07:46 PM
Series games matter the most tho
I guess... But Ms has been making a big deal out of BC
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Sep 14, 2020, 08:17 PM
In terms of raw power only its CPU is better than X, but everything is on newer and more efficient architecture. It means that games optimised for it will be better but it will run unoptimised games worse.
Yes I think a lot of third parties will just lower and lower resolution, texture quality and things like that until it runs well. They won't bother with any serious optimisation, especially if series S sells worse than expected. It'll lead to a lot of series S games not looking good.
kind of like the current xbox one s..
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 15, 2020, 12:03 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eh6dBRoWkAIhzfD?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 15, 2020, 12:08 AM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/xbox-series-s-x-brand-new-official-pages-wi-fi-5-ac-confirmed.286544/
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: nnodley on Sep 15, 2020, 12:08 AM
man, that series S is just goofy looking as fudge.

i'm probably gonna get a series X at some point.  Even though i have an RTX gpu and monster cpu, gaming on a console is just so much more convenient.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Sep 17, 2020, 04:23 AM
2 days before ps5. Closest next gen launch ever?

Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 23, 2020, 04:15 PM
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Sep 23, 2020, 04:27 PM

Not sure I'd ever use that feature, but it's a nice addition.

Wonder if xbox disc install times will be even slower this gen?
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 23, 2020, 04:31 PM
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: DerNebel on Sep 23, 2020, 04:35 PM

Now will they actually have him play a new game or will they just drag out Gears 5 and Ori or whatever again...?
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on Sep 23, 2020, 06:01 PM
Not sure I'd ever use that feature, but it's a nice addition.

Wonder if xbox disc install times will be even slower this gen?
I would use it all the frickin time, sounds amazing!
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Sep 23, 2020, 06:10 PM
since 100% of my library is digital this does nothing for me.  decent idea though for the rift raft that still uses discs..
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 23, 2020, 06:21 PM
since 100% of my library is digital this does nothing for me.  decent idea though for the rift raft that still uses discs..
I think it might still be nice for digital owners.  
It would waste a lot of bandwidth, but I could see downloading a title I was interested in that I couldn't afford at the time and pay for it later and play it right away.

I doubt I'd do it often, but the option is still kind of nice.


(especially if you're a low class worker like I used to be.  :'( )
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Sep 23, 2020, 06:32 PM
I think it might still be nice for digital owners.  
It would waste a lot of bandwidth, but I could see downloading a title I was interested in that I couldn't afford at the time and pay for it later and play it right away.

I doubt I'd do it often, but the option is still kind of nice.


(especially if you're a low class worker like I used to be.  :'( )
well, again not for me.   

not to be an dog here but i'm rich enough that budgeting isn't a thing i have to worry about.  i'll never be in the situation of waiting to buy something until i have the cash.  i'll just buy it when i want it.  for me the remote download has been the thing that has far more utility.  I buy the game while at work using the PC version of the store and the game is installed by the time i get home from work.  i've used that a few times.

again,.. i'm fully supportive of this idea.  just not a thing that give me any benefit.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 24, 2020, 11:52 AM
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Sep 25, 2020, 05:42 AM
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/701591546679656520/758914880631341056/seriesxegg.png)
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 28, 2020, 12:17 AM
(https://abload.de/img/ss01udjcu.png)
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 04, 2020, 10:14 PM
News on Monday apparently.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Oct 04, 2020, 10:37 PM
News on Monday apparently.
so which studio did they buy now?  ubisoft?  EA?  bungie?  nintendo?
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Oct 05, 2020, 01:23 AM
News on Monday apparently.
News?
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 05, 2020, 01:58 AM
News?
No idea.  Geoff said there was going to be some kind of post on Xbox's website.  

https://www.resetera.com/threads/geoff-keighley-with-aaron-greenberg-on-game-pink-live-xbox-news-via-blogpost-on-monday-video-timestamped.300422/

Nothing major
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: DerNebel on Oct 05, 2020, 03:10 PM
No idea.  Geoff said there was going to be some kind of post on Xbox's website.  

https://www.resetera.com/threads/geoff-keighley-with-aaron-greenberg-on-game-pink-live-xbox-news-via-blogpost-on-monday-video-timestamped.300422/

Nothing major
Just some fluff piece.

Ten New Titles, Critical Acclaim, and Exceptional Engagement Mark a Record Year for Xbox Game Studios - Xbox Wire (https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/10/05/a-record-year-for-xbox-game-studios/)
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Oct 05, 2020, 03:16 PM
Just some fluff piece.

Ten New Titles, Critical Acclaim, and Exceptional Engagement Mark a Record Year for Xbox Game Studios - Xbox Wire (https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/10/05/a-record-year-for-xbox-game-studios/)
reads the "10 xbox game studio launches in 2020" section and really wonder who the fudge things those 10 games are worth $180.   the most i'd play for access to those titles is $20.  basically ori is the only game worth playing to me.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Oct 05, 2020, 03:20 PM
reads the "10 xbox game studio launches in 2020" section and really wonder who the fudge things those 10 games are worth $180.   the most i'd play for access to those titles is $20.  basically ori is the only game worth playing to me.
I'd enjoy playing more than Ori but yeah funky list. Lots of Halo pc ports.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 05, 2020, 03:29 PM
Just some fluff piece.

Ten New Titles, Critical Acclaim, and Exceptional Engagement Mark a Record Year for Xbox Game Studios - Xbox Wire (https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/10/05/a-record-year-for-xbox-game-studios/)
Figured.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: DerNebel on Oct 05, 2020, 03:32 PM
reads the "10 xbox game studio launches in 2020" section and really wonder who the fudge things those 10 games are worth $180.   the most i'd play for access to those titles is $20.  basically ori is the only game worth playing to me.
I'm sure on PC many would argue for Flight Sim, but yeah... Gamepass is making mediocre games a lot more acceptable. It's one of the reason why I don't care at all about the idea of Sony first party games going to a similar service day 1. I want games that excite me enough to pay full price for, not meh games that I'd play because I'm paying the subscription anyways.

"Game XYZ is perfect for Gamepass" is basically a giant backhanded compliment.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Oct 05, 2020, 03:37 PM
I'm sure on PC many would argue for Flight Sim, but yeah... Gamepass is making mediocre games a lot more acceptable. It's one of the reason why I don't care at all about the idea of Sony first party games going to a similar service day 1. I want games that excite me enough to pay full price for, not meh games that I'd play because I'm paying the subscription anyways.

"Game XYZ is perfect for Gamepass" is basically a giant backhanded compliment.
I don't want to be too mean to flight sim because I do believe there is an audience for it. but I wouldn't play it if you payed me $60.  simulating a flight just sounds like hell to me.

lol, yes that is a huge backhanded compliment.  it's on gamepass because its not worth paying for.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on Oct 05, 2020, 04:45 PM
reads the "10 xbox game studio launches in 2020" section and really wonder who the fudge things those 10 games are worth $180.   the most i'd play for access to those titles is $20.  basically ori is the only game worth playing to me.
They're not supposed to be, that's why game pass has lots more games and benefits included.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 06, 2020, 10:05 AM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/lestream-xbox-series-x-is-hot.301070/

This will probably be the trade-off. PS5 will probably tend to be cooler
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on Oct 06, 2020, 11:01 AM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/lestream-xbox-series-x-is-hot.301070/

This will probably be the trade-off. PS5 will probably tend to be cooler

Yeah dang

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"Yet even with the console powered off, Series X stills dissipate heat from that top vent, owing to its optional "always on" mode, and I learned that by resting the gamepad on the venting array overnight, then picking up the controller and feeling that it was warm (not hot) 10 hours after I'd powered the console down."
So much for series X being done by engineering magicians at xbox, there's always a trade off. I saw people saying that and thought how about we wait until we actually have the console to say its an amazing piece of engineering work.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Oct 07, 2020, 11:35 PM
I think I might stick with series x and not upgrade my computer this holiday. Just sounds like such a stress free solution compared to finding an rtx 3070.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Oct 08, 2020, 02:44 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ejze-xdWoAEvuKp?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on Oct 08, 2020, 03:04 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ejze-xdWoAEvuKp?format=jpg&name=large)
Even the box is chunky!
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Post by: Legend on Oct 09, 2020, 02:59 PM
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Post by: kitler53 on Oct 09, 2020, 03:16 PM

let me start by saying i liked the commercial..

...but it is very, very similar to what playstation has been doing for generations now.
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Oct 09, 2020, 03:47 PM

Taking a page out of sony's book
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Post by: Xevross on Oct 09, 2020, 03:50 PM

Xbox finally trying to compete in Europe.
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Post by: Xevross on Oct 12, 2020, 08:50 AM
Some real official Series X gameplay in Dirt 5:




https://www.resetera.com/threads/dirt-5-xbox-series-x-4k-gameplay-ice-drifting-and-rally-racing.304655/

Looks pretty good, definitely impressed with the graphics in the high fidelity mode. However the Era thread points out the game looks bad sometimes in a couple of the modes and suffers from a lot of issues like shadow pop-in.

Here's the 4K quality mode:




4K performance mode:




1440p 120fps mode:




iirc all these modes are available on PS5 too.
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Post by: kitler53 on Oct 12, 2020, 02:21 PM
Some real official Series X gameplay in Dirt 5:




https://www.resetera.com/threads/dirt-5-xbox-series-x-4k-gameplay-ice-drifting-and-rally-racing.304655/

Looks pretty good, definitely impressed with the graphics in the high fidelity mode. However the Era thread points out the game looks bad sometimes in a couple of the modes and suffers from a lot of issues like shadow pop-in.

Here's the 4K quality mode:




4K performance mode:




1440p 120fps mode:




iirc all these modes are available on PS5 too.
i really can't see the shadow pop-ins ect.  all i can see is the 16 and 10 second load times.   horrible stuff there.
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Post by: Xevross on Oct 12, 2020, 02:24 PM
i really can't see the shadow pop-ins ect.  all i can see is the 16 and 10 second load times.   horrible stuff there.
Think the shadow pop in was from other videos, there's a lot of previews that went up.

Yeah loading screens of 5 seconds+ just shouldn't be a thing on next gen, its a clear sign of a game that's not been developed for next gen first.
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Post by: kitler53 on Oct 12, 2020, 02:32 PM
Think the shadow pop in was from other videos, there's a lot of previews that went up.

Yeah loading screens of 5 seconds+ just shouldn't be a thing on next gen, its a clear sign of a game that's not been developed for next gen first.
well, it will be interesting to see what the ps5 numbers are.  maybe it's half or less on ps5 since ps5 has the faster SSD and is better architected for getting data off of the SDD.  the load time wasn't "terrible".  just a lot worse than i would have expected considering load times is such a huge part of the current marking for next gen games.
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 12, 2020, 02:46 PM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/first-unofficial-xbox-series-x-unboxing.304781/

Unboxing the Xboxing.
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Post by: kitler53 on Oct 12, 2020, 02:59 PM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/first-unofficial-xbox-series-x-unboxing.304781/

Unboxing the Xboxing.
i never understood why people want to see an unboxing video.  it's just packaging and we already know "what's included" for a long time time.  it's just dumb...

...and yes.  of course i watched it.
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Post by: Xevross on Oct 12, 2020, 03:02 PM
i never understood why people want to see an unboxing video.  it's just packaging and we already know "what's included" for a long time time.  it's just dumb...

...and yes.  of course i watched it.
Unboxing your own console is one of the most exciting things, I don't want to be spoiled with a shaming video!
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 12, 2020, 03:03 PM
Unboxing your own console is one of the most exciting things, I don't want to be spoiled with a shaming video!
Dang right!  
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 12, 2020, 06:44 PM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/alanah-pearce-xbox-series-x-gameplay-demo-speed-test.304991/

Some BC issues. Still a month left to fix this stuff but it's surprising.
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Post by: kitler53 on Oct 12, 2020, 09:08 PM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/alanah-pearce-xbox-series-x-gameplay-demo-speed-test.304991/

Some BC issues. Still a month left to fix this stuff but it's surprising.
she's about the 5th person i've heard say crashes are frequent.  i'm officially "concerned".
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 15, 2020, 12:39 PM
Xbox embargo today.
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Oct 15, 2020, 09:07 PM
Xbox embargo today.
And?
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 16, 2020, 05:21 PM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/phil-spencer-on-porting-further-xbox-games-to-switch-%E2%80%9Cit-doesn%E2%80%99t-feel-sustainable.307639/

Basically no more games on other platforms unless they can bring over Gamepass.
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Post by: kitler53 on Oct 16, 2020, 06:10 PM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/phil-spencer-on-porting-further-xbox-games-to-switch-%E2%80%9Cit-doesn%E2%80%99t-feel-sustainable.307639/

Basically no more games on other platforms unless they can bring over Gamepass.
hardly surprising but also BS.
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 16, 2020, 08:16 PM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/kotaku-spencer-expects-series-s-to-be-the-bigger-long-term-hit.307657/

Quote
The $300 Xbox Series S is the twist. It's a smaller, cheaper unit, priced like a new Nintendo console, which tend to be innovative but under-powered. Microsoft boasts that the Series S will run cutting-edge games at high framerates, though not in 4K like the Series X. And unlike the Series X, it doesn't have a disc drive, and comes with 512GB of storage compared to the X's 1TB. It's a big step up from the main Xbox One on the market now, but it's certainly a stripped down Series X. It was only officially announced a month ago.

At launch, Spencer expects the X to be the hotter seller, driven by the kinds of early adopters who snatch new consoles
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Post by: Legend on Oct 16, 2020, 11:11 PM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/kotaku-spencer-expects-series-s-to-be-the-bigger-long-term-hit.307657/
doubt meme
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Post by: kitler53 on Oct 16, 2020, 11:28 PM
doubt meme
same.  i have to agree with whatever sony exec said the lesser sku has a history of not selling as well.  for that too be true the premium sku need to be really premium.  the series x is "identical" to ps5 so the series s is gimped.  no one will ever view it as anything else except the consolation console for people too poor to afford the good stuff.  
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Post by: Legend on Oct 16, 2020, 11:43 PM
same.  i have to agree with whatever sony exec said the lesser sku has a history of not selling as well.  for that too be true the premium sku need to be really premium.  the series x is "identical" to ps5 so the series s is gimped.  no one will ever view it as anything else except the consolation console for people too poor to afford the good stuff.  
Plus its shelf life is limited. 4 years from now Series X will feel ok and series s will feel like a console at the end of its life. Series S needs to have a great 2021 if it's going to beat Series X long term.
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 19, 2020, 11:08 PM
And?
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 20, 2020, 02:19 PM
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Post by: kitler53 on Oct 20, 2020, 02:47 PM

still odd they don't have it ready for launch but at least it isn't too long of a wait.
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Oct 20, 2020, 09:44 PM

Hinting at at least two modes (performance and quality)
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Post by: Legend on Oct 21, 2020, 08:10 PM


Not sure if it's a bit too slow, the combat looks uninteresting, but I'm somewhat excited for Scorn.
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Post by: kitler53 on Oct 21, 2020, 08:31 PM


Not sure if it's a bit too slow, the combat looks uninteresting, but I'm somewhat excited for Scorn.
am i the only person that can't watch this?    It says "Video Unavailable: the video is restricted.  Try signing in with your G Suite account".
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Post by: Legend on Oct 21, 2020, 10:13 PM
am i the only person that can't watch this?    It says "Video Unavailable: the video is restricted.  Try signing in with your G Suite account".
The video is rated mature so you have to be logged in. Pretty common with a lot of official game trailers.
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Post by: kitler53 on Oct 21, 2020, 11:48 PM
The video is rated mature so you have to be logged in. Pretty common with a lot of official game trailers.
I was logged in..
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 21, 2020, 11:51 PM
I was logged in..
Didn't realize you were 16.

Poor Kitler. /s
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Post by: kitler53 on Oct 22, 2020, 12:49 AM
Didn't realize you were 16.

Poor Kitler. /s
we'll I was able to watch on my phone. 

great art and graphics,. especially the lighting.  horrible gameplay.  I wouldn't buy this. 
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Post by: Legend on Oct 22, 2020, 02:22 AM
we'll I was able to watch on my phone.

great art and graphics,. especially the lighting.  horrible gameplay.  I wouldn't buy this.
Great for gamepass though.

Spoiler for Hidden:
<br>lol<br><div style="margin:20px; margin-top:5px"><div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px"><b>Spoiler</b> for <i>Hidden</i>: <input type="button" value="Show" style="width:60px;font-size:10px;margin:0px;padding:0px;" onClick="if (this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display != '') { this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display = ''; this.value = 'Hide'; } else { this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display = 'none'; this.value = 'Show'; }"></div><div class="alt2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 6px; border: 1px inset;"><div style="display: none;"><br>But actually kinda great. Can try it out like a demo and see if the trailers just aren&#39;t good at selling the gameplay.<br></div></div></div><br>
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Post by: kitler53 on Oct 22, 2020, 03:07 AM
Great for gamepass though.

Spoiler for Hidden:

lol
Spoiler for Hidden:

But actually kinda great. Can try it out like a demo and see if the trailers just aren't good at selling the gameplay.


oh yes, gamepass.   the service you pay for to get games you wouldn't pay for...
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Post by: Legend on Oct 22, 2020, 03:37 AM
oh yes, gamepass.   the service you pay for to get games you wouldn't pay for...
That's how they get ya.
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Post by: Legend on Oct 25, 2020, 12:05 AM
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Post by: Legend on Oct 28, 2020, 05:51 PM


Better video
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Post by: kitler53 on Oct 28, 2020, 07:03 PM


Better video
just the absolute worst promotion i've ever seen.
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Post by: Legend on Oct 28, 2020, 07:49 PM
just the absolute worst promotion i've ever seen.
My tomatoes!
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 07, 2020, 11:41 PM
It's crazy this is in like 3 days.
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Post by: nnodley on Nov 09, 2020, 02:38 PM
@Legend has your xbox shipped from amazon yet?  Just curious when i should see my ps5 ship
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 09, 2020, 02:40 PM
Next gen starts tomorrow!  

*Looks at Switch*

I'm not sure if you're being included.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 09, 2020, 03:01 PM
@Legend has your xbox shipped from amazon yet?  Just curious when i should see my ps5 ship
Nope. Still hasn't shipped or charged me. Amazon probably has all their units distributed to local fulfillment centers so they can ship at the last minute.
Next gen starts tomorrow!  

*Looks at Switch*

I'm not sure if you're being included.
Switch and Wii U are part of the same gen. Change my mind.
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Post by: nnodley on Nov 09, 2020, 03:02 PM
Nope. Still hasn't shipped or charged me. Amazon probably has all their units distributed to local fulfillment centers so they can ship at the last minute
That's what i'm guessing as well.  Guessing mine will only ship from somewhere a couple hours away.  maybe less as there is a fulfillment center around an hour from me.
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 09, 2020, 03:28 PM
Next gen starts tomorrow!  

*Looks at Switch*

I'm not sure if you're being included.
generation just as a word refers to a time period.   not hardware, not specs, not games,.. a time period extending from Date A to Date B.   

xbox and playstation have been releasing very close together and thus their generations are very closely aligned.  nintendo have cut their generations short and are no longer aligned but this much we know,.. switch has spent 3.5 years competing against ps4 and xbox one.  if you have any chance of convincing me that switch occupies the same generation as ps5 and series x then it need to remain competitive against these system for more than 3.5 years so that at least a majority of it's life cycle is against these systems.  so let's have this debate in march of 2024 and we can talk knowing if switch's longevity is still relevant or if nintendo has already moved on to their next system.

...but seriously,.. when has nintendo every supported their systems for 7 years. 
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Post by: Xevross on Nov 09, 2020, 05:02 PM
Man this has crept up on me. You really have to actually look for it to find excitment for Xbox Series.

I'm interesed to see sales figures, but I'm just expecting very generic "greater than 1 million sold" statements that don't tell us anything except its at least matching last gen launch.
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Nov 09, 2020, 05:09 PM
Man this has crept up on me. You really have to actually look for it to find excitment for Xbox Series.

I'm interesed to see sales figures, but I'm just expecting very generic "greater than 1 million sold" statements that don't tell us anything except its at least matching last gen launch.
Hype seems to be all for PS5. I guess games matter lol
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 09, 2020, 05:10 PM
Man this has crept up on me. You really have to actually look for it to find excitment for Xbox Series.

I'm interesed to see sales figures, but I'm just expecting very generic "greater than 1 million sold" statements that don't tell us anything except its at least matching last gen launch.
as i said before,.. i fully expect xbox to be sold out though december.  i don't think we'll really know demand until the late january to feburary time period but i'm really expecting demand to go soft (relative to ps5).   too few games.  too small of an upgrade.  too many alternatives to play their games (stay on last gen, move to PC).  

...or i'm wrong.  in this covid economy it seems like every console shipped is a console sold. 

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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Nov 09, 2020, 05:12 PM


It begins

DMC5SE is also worse on XSS beyond the resolution (no ray tracing)
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 09, 2020, 05:19 PM
..snip..

It begins

DMC5SE is also worse on XSS beyond the resolution (no ray tracing)
yeah, true.  but wii and switch sold tons while being much more substantially worse than this.  there still may be a market for this low spec'd system.   

even with ps5 i'm going to play around with the fidelity modes and performance modes.   ...but my early expectations are:
 - i can't tell the difference between 30 and 60 fps
 - i can't tell the difference between ray tracing on or off

i think i'll find ps5 games play and look fantastic in either mode and that i just can't tell the difference between them without a DF video to show me the metrics..
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Post by: Legend on Nov 09, 2020, 05:30 PM
i can't tell the difference between ray tracing on or off
Ray traced illumination and shadows are kinda hard to tell if the game already looks great, but ray traced reflections are really apparent when you're playing the game yourself. Might not be worth the cost, but they certainly look different.
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 09, 2020, 06:05 PM
Ray traced illumination and shadows are kinda hard to tell if the game already looks great, but ray traced reflections are really apparent when you're playing the game yourself. Might not be worth the cost, but they certainly look different.
if i stop to admire reflections.   if i'm just "web slinging" though a city would i really notice the difference in the sky scrapers that I am moving quickly past?

i'm not saying it isn't a thing but i do feel like i won't appreciate it much.   honestly the best part of ray-tracing as far as i can tell is it might speed up development as it is more "simulation" like instead of tons of hand crafting.  ...or i'm wrong.
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Nov 09, 2020, 06:26 PM
yeah, true.  but wii and switch sold tons while being much more substantially worse than this.  there still may be a market for this low spec'd system.  

even with ps5 i'm going to play around with the fidelity modes and performance modes.   ...but my early expectations are:
 - i can't tell the difference between 30 and 60 fps
 - i can't tell the difference between ray tracing on or off

i think i'll find ps5 games play and look fantastic in either mode and that i just can't tell the difference between them without a DF video to show me the metrics..
Yeah but for now you'd be better off keeping the XB1/XB1X than buying an XSS since you get the same games with minimal upgrades
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 09, 2020, 06:38 PM
Yeah but for now you'd be better off keeping the XB1/XB1X than buying an XSS since you get the same games with minimal upgrades
i'm not sure if i'd say the reduction in load times is "minimal upgrade".   for a guy like me that's really, really awesome.   like legend said, if you are planning to buy before the first price drop there is really no reason not to pick it up early since you're not just waiting for So-and-So game to release but can use is while whittling down your last gen backlog.  

it's a very different dynamic than last gen's transition so who knows what's going to happen.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 09, 2020, 07:04 PM
if i stop to admire reflections.   if i'm just "web slinging" though a city would i really notice the difference in the sky scrapers that I am moving quickly past?

i'm not saying it isn't a thing but i do feel like i won't appreciate it much.   honestly the best part of ray-tracing as far as i can tell is it might speed up development as it is more "simulation" like instead of tons of hand crafting.  ...or i'm wrong.


I'd compare it to this effect from Spiderman on PS4. It's very noticeable at all times even if it's relatively minor. The difference of course is that this room effect uses an extremely cheap shader calculation while raytraced reflections are very expensive.

Ray tracing is definitely nicer but it has its own unique development costs. Right now at least for me, it's extra work to do ray tracing since you still need traditional methods as backups.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 09, 2020, 10:18 PM


Mine has yet to ship... (I think I'll be fine)



If this is affecting a large amount of people, this is a large screw up. Obviously Microsoft/Amazon shouldn't have sold systems they couldn't deliver, and it would have been nicer if people learned this weeks ago instead of the day before launch. Hopefully the time estimate is extremely conservative and people still get them soon.
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 09, 2020, 10:23 PM
Should I be worried?!  

:'(
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Post by: Legend on Nov 09, 2020, 10:40 PM
Should I be worried?!  

:'(
Well did you order a series x?  :P

Haven't heard anything about PS5 being oversold.
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 09, 2020, 10:47 PM
Well did you order a series x?  :P

Haven't heard anything about PS5 being oversold.
No, but it's only a matter of time!  We'll find out in 2 days at this rate!  
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 09, 2020, 11:21 PM
...snip..

Mine has yet to ship... (I think I'll be fine)



If this is affecting a large amount of people, this is a large screw up. Obviously Microsoft/Amazon shouldn't have sold systems they couldn't deliver, and it would have been nicer if people learned this weeks ago instead of the day before launch. Hopefully the time estimate is extremely conservative and people still get them soon.
like i said in that other thread,.. amazon burned me too many times with their failures to actually deliver on pre-orders.   if i had to choose i'd blame amazon over MS.  i really wouldn't doubt they do that "plane" thing where they sell more than have with some expectation around cancelations.  or maybe they do it on purpose thinking that any failed pre-order on amazon will likely turn into an amazon sale eventually but a missed pre-order will turn into someone else's sale.

i dunno.  i just know fudge amazon.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 09, 2020, 11:23 PM
My order shipped!

UPS though, which tends to be pretty late in the day. Probably will be an exact repeat of my PS4 launch day.
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Post by: nnodley on Nov 09, 2020, 11:27 PM


Mine has yet to ship... (I think I'll be fine)



If this is affecting a large amount of people, this is a large screw up. Obviously Microsoft/Amazon shouldn't have sold systems they couldn't deliver, and it would have been nicer if people learned this weeks ago instead of the day before launch. Hopefully the time estimate is extremely conservative and people still get them soon.
I wonder if he ever got a delivery estimate or if it just never updated and now its going to be later than release day.  So maybe people with delivery estimates are good to go.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 12:45 AM
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Nov 10, 2020, 01:31 AM

Kind of boring and overly long
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 10, 2020, 01:32 AM
Kind of boring and overly long
was it?   I stopped watching after like a minute..
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 02:08 AM
was it?   I stopped watching after like a minute..
I understand that they can't do any launch events because of covid.

But if you are going to use cgi and make something fake, why not make it cooler?
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 10, 2020, 02:35 AM
So I think some in Europe should be getting their XSX soon. Although not many I can imagine
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 02:38 AM
So I think some in Europe should be getting their XSX soon. Although not many I can imagine
Dig at supply or dig at European console preferences?
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 10, 2020, 02:43 AM
Dig at supply or dig at European console preferences?
Console preferences mostly.
Plus it seems like quite a few shipments look like they're aiming for Wednesday.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 02:46 AM
Console preferences mostly.
Plus it seems like quite a few shipments look like they're aiming for Wednesday.
A joke from a resetera poster is that Taco Bell has been the most reliable supplier. All their xboxes arrived today lol.
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Post by: Xevross on Nov 10, 2020, 11:41 AM
Seems like a lot of consoles are getting delayed last minute. Amazon UK isn't doing very well with fulfilling its orders today.
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 10, 2020, 01:16 PM
Seems like a lot of consoles are getting delayed last minute. Amazon UK isn't doing very well with fulfilling its orders today.
I still blame amazon before MS.  amazon is the worst with pre-orders. 
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 02:31 PM
Seems like a lot of consoles are getting delayed last minute. Amazon UK isn't doing very well with fulfilling its orders today.
My order is out for delivery. I think I lucked out with it.

Hopefully PS5 doesn't have similar issues.
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Post by: nnodley on Nov 10, 2020, 02:56 PM
so tons of walmarts near me seemingly have series x's in stock.  Even though i cancelled my preorder i'm tempted to snag on.

I'm just a sucker for new consoles/tech
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 02:57 PM
so tons of walmarts near me seemingly have series x's in stock.  Even though i cancelled my preorder i'm tempted to snag on.

I'm just a sucker for new consoles/tech
DO IT DO IT DO IT


Or not, that's fine.
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Post by: nnodley on Nov 10, 2020, 03:01 PM
DO IT DO IT DO IT


Or not, that's fine.
so is microsoft doing like sony where its only online ordering and then pickup?  Cause it doesn't give me the option to add to cart and checkout.  But it says theres 5 left in the walmart like 5 miles from me
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 10, 2020, 03:01 PM
My walmart apparently has 3 in stock. :o
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 03:04 PM
so is microsoft doing like sony where its only online ordering and then pickup?  Cause it doesn't give me the option to add to cart and checkout.  But it says theres 5 left in the walmart like 5 miles from me
I read that larger stores are online only, smaller stores are in person. Would assume walmart was online only.

My walmart apparently has 3 in stock. :o
Now we can finally analyse demand again!
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Post by: nnodley on Nov 10, 2020, 03:06 PM
I read that larger stores are online only, smaller stores are in person. Would assume walmart was online only.
How to buy an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S on November 10th | Engadget (https://www.engadget.com/xbox-series-x-s-where-to-buy-025024151.html)

this says walmart will start selling them online at noon today.

but if my small town walmart has 5 i'm not sure they will sell out.  Not a town where very many people just up and blow $500
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 03:11 PM
How to buy an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S on November 10th | Engadget (https://www.engadget.com/xbox-series-x-s-where-to-buy-025024151.html)

this says walmart will start selling them online at noon today.

but if my small town walmart has 5 i'm not sure they will sell out.  Not a town where very many people just up and blow $500
If it's online, people from outside your town will buy and drive in. I bet it sells out within the first 15 minutes
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Post by: nnodley on Nov 10, 2020, 03:16 PM
If it's online, people from outside your town will buy and drive in. I bet it sells out within the first 15 minutes
this is true.  We shall see.  I'll try and snag one from either there or another thats like 15 miles away
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 10, 2020, 03:17 PM
so tons of walmarts near me seemingly have series x's in stock.  Even though i cancelled my preorder i'm tempted to snag on.

I'm just a sucker for new consoles/tech
just checked my target and walmart stores and no stock for either x or s within 20 miles (~dozen stores).
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Post by: nnodley on Nov 10, 2020, 03:24 PM
well now walmart online just says out of stock.  

oh well. I'll still check at noon and see
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 10, 2020, 03:36 PM
well now walmart online just says out of stock.  

oh well. I'll still check at noon and see
i think you need to be prepared to prostitute yourself if you want one before xmas.   i know that's the only reason i'm looking for one..
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 04:59 PM
I picked up another controller at best buy this morning. Think I saw 4 people pick up series x and a few more try to walk in and order. No one had series s.

Also, jeez Series X is tiny. I don't know if it's just because I'm used to larger systems as of late, but the display at best buy made it look cute.
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Post by: nnodley on Nov 10, 2020, 05:05 PM
and they gone on walmart.

didn't need it anyway. lol
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 10, 2020, 05:19 PM
I picked up another controller at best buy this morning. Think I saw 4 people pick up series x and a few more try to walk in and order. No one had series s.

Also, jeez Series X is tiny. I don't know if it's just because I'm used to larger systems as of late, but the display at best buy made it look cute.
I'm assuming standing up?  

I think it's pretty clear MS went to an extent to try making it look smaller than it is.  Like the split board.  

I think it will look chunky next to another console on its side, but I'm sure standing up by itself, it won't look too big.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 05:31 PM
I'm assuming standing up?  

I think it's pretty clear MS went to an extent to try making it look smaller than it is.  Like the split board.  

I think it will look chunky next to another console on its side, but I'm sure standing up by itself, it won't look too big.
Yeah standing up.

Won't look chunky next to PS5 lol.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 07:02 PM
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 08:41 PM
XBOX ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 10, 2020, 08:42 PM
XBOX ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pics or it didn't happen.  


Spoiler for Hidden:
<br>Welcome to next gen!!! &nbsp;<br>


(https://c.tenor.com/8rQnI1xDiEIAAAAM/michael-scott-the-office.gif)
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 08:49 PM
Pics or it didn't happen.  


Spoiler for Hidden:

Welcome to next gen!!!  


(https://c.tenor.com/8rQnI1xDiEIAAAAM/michael-scott-the-office.gif)
(https://www.windowscentral.com/sites/wpcentral.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2020/01/xbox-series-x-leak-hero.jpg)

It has been 7 years since I played on xbox!
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 10, 2020, 08:54 PM
(https://www.windowscentral.com/sites/wpcentral.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2020/01/xbox-series-x-leak-hero.jpg)

It has been 7 years since I played on xbox!
I didn't realize you worked at windows central.  ;D

Spoiler for Hidden:
<br>Congrats on the prototype! <br>
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 09:03 PM
I didn't realize you worked at windows central.  ;D

Spoiler for Hidden:

Congrats on the prototype!


Glad my joke was obvious. Don't need angry emails from Xbox.


My retail system is still in the box. Finishing up some work first lol.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 10, 2020, 11:06 PM
I played a few minutes of portal bridge thing before throwing it in the trash.

That might be the only game I play today lol. The really cool games I want to save till I'll actually enjoy them, and I'm really tired/work focused. Maybe I'll play Forza Horizon since it's just a simple fun game.

Probably my most anticlimactic new console ever lol. It sucks being an adult with "responsibilities."
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Post by: Xevross on Nov 10, 2020, 11:15 PM
I played a few minutes of portal bridge thing before throwing it in the trash.

That might be the only game I play today lol. The really cool games I want to save till I'll actually enjoy them, and I'm really tired/work focused. Maybe I'll play Forza Horizon since it's just a simple fun game.

Probably my most anticlimactic new console ever lol. It sucks being an adult with "responsibilities."
Lol, portal bridge is such a terrible game to start a new console with.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 11, 2020, 12:15 AM
Lol, portal bridge is such a terrible game to start a new console with.
You're telling me!

I've moved over to Outer Wilds. This sure isn't a next gen showcase, but at least it's an incredible game.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 11, 2020, 12:26 AM
The xbox ui is so incredibly confusing for me. I have accidentally started Alien Isolation 3 times because that button took me to the download list up till Alien reached a specific download threshold.
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 11, 2020, 12:36 AM
It doubles as a gamecube stand:

(https://external-preview.redd.it/mSd-OUhlpbaa29CFb4dNzSQTivUcdFaN84lBF2_6r5M.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=0f59350212d3d37d0d9c2cabbf7872f732f01d05)
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 11, 2020, 01:17 AM
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 11, 2020, 01:34 AM
It doubles as a gamecube stand:

(https://external-preview.redd.it/mSd-OUhlpbaa29CFb4dNzSQTivUcdFaN84lBF2_6r5M.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=0f59350212d3d37d0d9c2cabbf7872f732f01d05)
if you want your console to overheat...
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Post by: Legend on Nov 11, 2020, 04:58 AM
Day 1 Xbox Series X review


Pros:
I love the box. It looks small even and is just cool.
Gamepass is well integrated so it's easy to search for things to play.
Individual controllers can be synced to specific accounts.
Trigger rumble is nice.
3D avatars are fun and nostalgic. It brought over my old avatars from 360 and I was horrified lol.

Mixed:
The home screen is confusing but is highly customizable.

Cons:
It's sluggish. Don't know if it's day one network issues or something else, but the menus sometimes hang and loading bars are not uncommon. Downloads are way worse than what I'm used to on PC and PS4. In game loading is not instant.
It's seemingly a single player system? Can log additional people in but all controllers control the homescreen at the same time and unless I'm missing something, it has PS3/360 levels of user management.
Doesn't feel like next gen. This is specific to me since I don't have a 4K tv and have yet to play a series x optimized game, but it feels like a PS4. There is no flagship game to play.
The shape of the box is not user friendly. It's ugly on its side and while my entertainment cabinets are large enough to fit it vertically, I fear the upper vent needs more than an inch of clearance.
Doesn't seem to download while in rest mode. Might be a glitch.


I'd sum it up as a great place to play great games, and a meh place to play meh games. Hopefully most of my issues are just from me being an idiot. Otherwise I really hope they patch some things.

I've only played Outer Wilds today. Downloading has been too slow to try out other games.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 11, 2020, 06:08 AM
Looking online it seems servers are having issues and rest mode downloading was disabled.

Also way way too early to know if series x has good or bad rates of failure, but seems there are a variety of issues plaguing people. Craziest is this:

Buddy of mines new xbox came with a campfire feature. : XboxSeriesX (https://www.reddit.com/r/XboxSeriesX/comments/js1oni/buddy_of_mines_new_xbox_came_with_a_campfire/)

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Post by: Xevross on Nov 11, 2020, 09:51 AM
Day 1 Xbox Series X review


Pros:
I love the box. It looks small even and is just cool.
Gamepass is well integrated so it's easy to search for things to play.
Individual controllers can be synced to specific accounts.
Trigger rumble is nice.
3D avatars are fun and nostalgic. It brought over my old avatars from 360 and I was horrified lol.

Mixed:
The home screen is confusing but is highly customizable.

Cons:
It's sluggish. Don't know if it's day one network issues or something else, but the menus sometimes hang and loading bars are not uncommon. Downloads are way worse than what I'm used to on PC and PS4. In game loading is not instant.
It's seemingly a single player system? Can log additional people in but all controllers control the homescreen at the same time and unless I'm missing something, it has PS3/360 levels of user management.
Doesn't feel like next gen. This is specific to me since I don't have a 4K tv and have yet to play a series x optimized game, but it feels like a PS4. There is no flagship game to play.
The shape of the box is not user friendly. It's ugly on its side and while my entertainment cabinets are large enough to fit it vertically, I fear the upper vent needs more than an inch of clearance.
Doesn't seem to download while in rest mode. Might be a glitch.


I'd sum it up as a great place to play great games, and a meh place to play meh games. Hopefully most of my issues are just from me being an idiot. Otherwise I really hope they patch some things.

I've only played Outer Wilds today. Downloading has been too slow to try out other games.
Seems okay so far then, like you said the download issues are due to the server overload on launch day.

The rumble triggers were the best part about the xb1 controller, I was jealous of them the entire gen.
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 11, 2020, 01:13 PM
Smart delivery is dumber than I thought. Apparently you have to download the entire game on XSX.  So it's literally just an automatic version of Sony's upgrade system.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 11, 2020, 02:27 PM
Smart delivery is dumber than I thought. Apparently you have to download the entire game on XSX.  So it's literally just an automatic version of Sony's upgrade system.

Smart delivery is nice most of the time but I don't understand why they went with that approach. Couldn't they at least have the disc include 50% of each version, to minimize downloads? It sucks since a large amount of people buying discs are doing it to avoid downloads!

I think smart delivery needs a few tweaks to be really great.
Seems okay so far then, like you said the download issues are due to the server overload on launch day.

The rumble triggers were the best part about the xb1 controller, I was jealous of them the entire gen.
Yeah in some ways Series X is a bit of a letdown but in other ways it has exceeded my expectations. It sure makes me want to get a 4k tv haha.
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Nov 11, 2020, 02:30 PM
Smart delivery is nice most of the time but I don't understand why they went with that approach. Couldn't they at least have the disc include 50% of each version, to minimize downloads? It sucks since a large amount of people buying discs are doing it to avoid downloads!

I think smart delivery needs a few tweaks to be really great.Yeah in some ways Series X is a bit of a letdown but in other ways it has exceeded my expectations. It sure makes me want to get a 4k tv haha.
Why don't you? I already have a 4k TV and I'm even thinking about upgrading lol (to OLED with VRR)
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Post by: Legend on Nov 11, 2020, 02:38 PM
Why don't you? I already have a 4k TV and I'm even thinking about upgrading lol (to OLED with VRR)
Waiting for more TVs with HDMI 2.1. Also I'm relatively poor (especially after this week).
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Nov 11, 2020, 02:43 PM
Waiting for more TVs with HDMI 2.1. Also I'm relatively poor (especially after this week).
LG CX is the best rn.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 11, 2020, 02:50 PM
LG CX is the best rn.
I'm relatively poor
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/pm6GETnyuXr_uaPFJkq8XtbRdXPS9IuqWEbjvywS13nL7iaLs62yHydvx5IhzflQpX0F)
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 11, 2020, 03:17 PM
LG CX is the best rn.
It's fairly expensive here. It is close to $2,000 for a 65".  The Sony X900H (which isn't quite as good) is $1400 right now, and it was even on sale a couple weeks ago for a few hundred bucks off.  

I think I at least will get a 4K TV next year. But I'm waiting for a better Sony.  

They messed up with no VRR support.
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 11, 2020, 03:25 PM
(https://c.tenor.com/iOuBxQT2RXoAAAAM/family-guy-stewie.gif)
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Post by: Xevross on Nov 11, 2020, 03:39 PM
It's fairly expensive here. It is close to $2,000 for a 65".  The Sony X900H (which isn't quite as good) is $1400 right now, and it was even on sale a couple weeks ago for a few hundred bucks off.  

I think I at least will get a 4K TV next year. But I'm waiting for a better Sony.  

They messed up with no VRR support.
X900H will have VRR via an update soon.
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 11, 2020, 03:49 PM
X900H will have VRR via an update soon.
Eventually.  :P

But their better TVs havent been promised that update
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Nov 11, 2020, 04:50 PM
It's fairly expensive here. It is close to $2,000 for a 65".  The Sony X900H (which isn't quite as good) is $1400 right now, and it was even on sale a couple weeks ago for a few hundred bucks off.  

I think I at least will get a 4K TV next year. But I'm waiting for a better Sony.  

They messed up with no VRR support.
TVs are ridiculously expensive here. It's close to $4000 for the 65 inch version here (tax included)

X900H will have VRR via an update soon.
Hopefully to coincide with the ps5 update
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 11, 2020, 07:47 PM
https://www.polygon.com/2020/11/11/21560233/xbox-series-x-disk-drive-sounds-inserting-game-issues-microsoft





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Post by: Legend on Nov 11, 2020, 07:55 PM
My disc drive is really scary sounding but I think it works.

Didn't recognize morrowind. Did recognize Halo 4.
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Post by: Xevross on Nov 11, 2020, 07:58 PM
My disc drive is really scary sounding but I think it works.

Didn't recognize morrowind. Did recognize Halo 4.
Yeah it seems like the disc drive is just really weird and loud sounding from previews. Perhaps there's something weird in the design which means its normally fine but can break easily.
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 11, 2020, 07:59 PM
Hopefully ps5 has no issues.
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 11, 2020, 08:00 PM
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Post by: Legend on Nov 11, 2020, 08:01 PM
edt: I tried again and now morrowind works.

real edit: yall posted before I could edit!
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 11, 2020, 08:02 PM
i'll remind you that during the xbox previews lots of reviewers showed crashes during quick resume.  i particularly remember alanah pearce showing some crashes...



...and this is why i avoid pre-ordering consoles.   xD
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Post by: Legend on Nov 11, 2020, 08:03 PM
Yeah it seems like the disc drive is just really weird and loud sounding from previews. Perhaps there's something weird in the design which means its normally fine but can break easily.
It sounds like it has a vault door or something. Once the disc is in, something clamps shut.

Hopefully ps5 has no issues.
I wouldn't know, but I'd assume it'd be as smooth as PS4's.
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 11, 2020, 08:06 PM
Hopefully ps5 has no issues.
i trust playstation more than xbox for hardware reliability.   MS has had too many issues thought the gens.
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 11, 2020, 08:51 PM
It sounds like it has a vault door or something. Once the disc is in, something clamps shut.
I wouldn't know, but I'd assume it'd be as smooth as PS4's.
Are you able to levitate a ping pong ball above your series X?
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Post by: Legend on Nov 11, 2020, 09:43 PM
Are you able to levitate a ping pong ball above your series X?
Sadly that was fake. Not at all enough air flow.

(yes I tried!)
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Post by: Legend on Nov 12, 2020, 12:27 AM
Really enjoying Forza Horizon 4. Still an older game, but at least makes the console feel like not PS4.

Played the first one back on 360 so this is simultaneously a nostalgia trip and a next gen trip.
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Post by: Xevross on Nov 12, 2020, 12:51 AM
Really enjoying Forza Horizon 4. Still an older game, but at least makes the console feel like not PS4.

Played the first one back on 360 so this is simultaneously a nostalgia trip and a next gen trip.
Forza Horizon 4 is fantastic and I can imagine it's still one of the best looking games out there with the next gen enhancements.
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 12, 2020, 02:32 AM


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Post by: nnodley on Nov 12, 2020, 02:49 AM
Isn't this the first Xbox launch that's been pretty much worldwide?
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 12, 2020, 03:00 AM
Isn't this the first Xbox launch that's been pretty much worldwide?
yes. more MS spin.  probably good numbers too but too much spin to really know. 
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Post by: Legend on Nov 12, 2020, 03:15 AM
yes. more MS spin.  probably good numbers too but too much spin to really know.
I think the lack of context is fine. It's a near meaningless statement for so many reasons so it just boils down to them being happy about launch.

Hopefully we actually get numbers eventually. I'll be much more frustrated if they only talk about MAUs like xbox one.
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 12, 2020, 03:18 AM
I think the lack of context is fine. It's a near meaningless statement for so many reasons so it just boils down to them being happy about launch.

Hopefully we actually get numbers eventually. I'll be much more frustrated if they only talk about MAUs like xbox one.
we'll only get numbers if they think they are winning. 
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Post by: Legend on Nov 12, 2020, 03:34 AM
we'll only get numbers if they think they are winning.
Which sucks and is bs.


On that note, when do y'all think either unit will start being in stock?
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 12, 2020, 04:42 AM
yes. more MS spin.  probably good numbers too but too much spin to really know.
The worldwide launch bit doesn't really matter.  They were going to sell whatever they were going to make, short of sending 500k to Japan or something...  

All this tells us is that they have made more systems than before.
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Post by: Xevross on Nov 12, 2020, 10:21 AM
Oh wow are we really going to not get any numbers ever from Xbox? Could be that way, we'll see I guess...

Could read into it and think the launch wasn't as big as PS4 since they specified Xbox history but idk if their numbers are that precise to be able to know.
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Nov 12, 2020, 10:46 AM
Oh wow are we really going to not get any numbers ever from Xbox? Could be that way, we'll see I guess...

Could read into it and think the launch wasn't as big as PS4 since they specified Xbox history but idk if their numbers are that precise to be able to know.
They'll probably wait for sony and therefore I doubt they'll announce any number except maybe US only
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Post by: Legend on Nov 13, 2020, 06:55 AM
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Post by: Legend on Nov 14, 2020, 04:47 AM
What a way to start next gen!!!!!

Finished Outer Wilds. Great great game. Up there as one of the best games ever made. Amazing puzzles and world. Had nothing to do with series x but has made me love this console.
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Nov 14, 2020, 10:02 AM
What a way to start next gen!!!!!

Finished Outer Wilds. Great great game. Up there as one of the best games ever made. Amazing puzzles and world. Had nothing to do with series x but has made me love this console.
Wut
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Post by: Legend on Nov 14, 2020, 02:32 PM
Wut
What a way to start next gen!!!!!

Finished Outer Wilds. Great great game. Up there as one of the best games ever made. Amazing puzzles and world. Had nothing to do with series x but has made me love this console.
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Nov 18, 2020, 10:11 PM
Why have I seen no discussion about the storage space the series s gives you? I've only seen the 500gb quoted while everyone talks about the 667gb of ps5
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Post by: Xevross on Nov 18, 2020, 10:16 PM
Why have I seen no discussion about the storage space the series s gives you? I've only seen the 500gb quoted while everyone talks about the 667gb of ps5
Probably because it was kind of expected to be awful and nobody cares about series S anyway.
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Nov 18, 2020, 10:20 PM
Probably because it was kind of expected to be awful and nobody cares about series S anyway.
I mean it must be like 350gb?
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 18, 2020, 10:21 PM
Why have I seen no discussion about the storage space the series s gives you? I've only seen the 500gb quoted while everyone talks about the 667gb of ps5
because series s has a lot more fatal problems and it's dead to us.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 18, 2020, 10:21 PM
Subnautica has horrible draw distance. I get that it's a one game but it's a joke at times. Wish it had a series x update.
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Post by: Xevross on Nov 18, 2020, 10:23 PM
I mean it must be like 350gb?
Its 364GB

Subnautica has horrible draw distance. I get that it's a one game but it's a joke at times. Wish it had a series x update.
Well duh, you can't see shame underwater! ;)
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 18, 2020, 11:56 PM
Well duh, you can't see shame underwater! ;)
that's what i was thinking.  it's a feature!  a total commitment to realism.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 19, 2020, 12:23 AM
that's what i was thinking.  it's a feature!  a total commitment to realism.
Then maybe they should have put some fog in like Silent Hill!

I am not exaggerating by saying it looks like this at times. Objects are much farther away but also much larger so they take up a similar amount of screen space.

(https://i.redd.it/pw2qdb3e9nz11.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Nov 19, 2020, 12:14 PM
Apparently the 4k blu Ray player in XSX cannot output true blacks. I wonder if it's the same with ps5
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Post by: Legend on Nov 20, 2020, 05:00 PM
Subnautica has become a glitch fest.

An internal fire spawned right by my home at the surface of the water. Does no damage but acts as a fun lighthouse.

Would give the game a low C atm. Has a lot of great but also is really slow.
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Post by: kitler53 on Nov 20, 2020, 05:05 PM
Subnautica has become a glitch fest.

An internal fire spawned right by my home at the surface of the water. Does no damage but acts as a fun lighthouse.

Would give the game a low C atm. Has a lot of great but also is really slow.
sounds like a perfect gamepass game then..
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Post by: Legend on Nov 22, 2020, 06:23 PM
sounds like a perfect gamepass game then..
5/10

Way too many glitches. Way too many "fetch quests." I was really enjoying the game at one point but as time went on it became less minecraft and more restrictive. My last few hours with the game were just swimming for ten minutes to spot A, pressing a few buttons, swimming for ten minutes to spot B, pressing a few buttons, swimming for ten minutes to spot A...

I tried out creative mode for a few minutes and it really shows how little there is to the game. It's a decent survival game but bad at almost everything else imo.

Not even good for gamepass, outside of me not wasting money on it. Need to read up on it because everyone else seems to love it  :P

edt: 4/10 after seeing one major spoiler

Spoiler for Hidden:
Sunbeam cannot be saved
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Post by: Xevross on Nov 22, 2020, 06:36 PM
5/10

Way too many glitches. Way too many "fetch quests." I was really enjoying the game at one point but as time went on it became less minecraft and more restrictive. My last few hours with the game were just swimming for ten minutes to spot A, pressing a few buttons, swimming for ten minutes to spot B, pressing a few buttons, swimming for ten minutes to spot A...

I tried out creative mode for a few minutes and it really shows how little there is to the game. It's a decent survival game but bad at almost everything else imo.

Not even good for gamepass, outside of me not wasting money on it. Need to read up on it because everyone else seems to love it  :P

edt: 4/10 after seeing one major spoiler

Spoiler for Hidden:
Sunbeam cannot be saved

I watched a few people play the game and never worked out why people love it, it seems so basic and boring to me.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 25, 2020, 02:28 AM
I watched a few people play the game and never worked out why people love it, it seems so basic and boring to me.
I guess most people found it more scary?

This is a semi location/story spoiler if you care.

Spoiler for Hidden:
<br>I was randomly swimming looking for anything interesting and found a really deep area with some cool glowing plants. I only had enough oxygen to make it one way, so I decided to find a good spot and make a base down there. It was my nice chill zone. I made friends with these funky humanoid squid guys that could teleport.<br><br>Well turns out I was supposed to be afraid. The region was supposed to fill me with terror and the teleport squids were supposed to be one of the scariest things in the game. Oops.<br>



Speaking of being afraid
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Post by: Xevross on Dec 08, 2020, 11:46 PM
Halo Infinite is Fall 2021
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Post by: kitler53 on Dec 08, 2020, 11:51 PM
Halo Infinite is Fall 2021
unless of course there is a delay...

god I feel bad for xbox fans. 
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Dec 08, 2020, 11:54 PM
Please don't be this gen's version of Driveclub  :P
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on Dec 08, 2020, 11:54 PM
unless of course there is a delay...

god I feel bad for xbox fans.
Why do you feel bad? Gamepass is the best thing any human ever invented, xbox is the best.

But for real, launch was dire for Series X and next year looks barren. If Infinite is the first big exclusive a full year after launch then yikes, the comparison to PS5 would be pretty ugly.

Please don't be this gen's version of Driveclub  :P
RIP 343i, we barely knew ya.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Dec 09, 2020, 02:44 AM
Why do you feel bad? Gamepass is the best thing any human ever invented, xbox is the best.

But for real, launch was dire for Series X and next year looks barren. If Infinite is the first big exclusive a full year after launch then yikes, the comparison to PS5 would be pretty ugly.
RIP 343i, we barely knew ya.
someone needs to make a betting thread.   when will XS get it's first launch title?
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Dec 09, 2020, 03:08 AM
someone needs to make a betting thread.   when will XS get it's first launch title?

January 28th!
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Dec 13, 2020, 10:00 PM
I have put over 100 hours into this system. I love it.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Dec 13, 2020, 10:16 PM
I have put over 100 hours into this system. I love it.
Wut

What are you playing?
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on Dec 13, 2020, 10:31 PM
Wut

What are you playing?
Lots of old games you don't need a series X for but might as well play on the new system. Same as everyone else :P
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Dec 13, 2020, 10:41 PM
Lots of old games you don't need a series X for but might as well play on the new system. Same as everyone else :P
Exactly! If I owned an xbox one, I wouldn't have touched it at all so far.

My first new game is call of the sea, but I have yet to start it.

So far I have finished:
Subnautica-meh
Outer Wilds-amazing
Yes your grace-good

And I have played:
Forza Horizon 4: fun
Untitled Goose Game: meh
Pathologic 2: interesting so far
A way out: ok so far
Halo 2 MP MCC: nostalgic



Sucks how gamepass works though. Pathologic 2 leaves in two days and will be gone forever.

Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Dec 14, 2020, 12:33 AM
Exactly! If I owned an xbox one, I wouldn't have touched it at all so far.

My first new game is call of the sea, but I have yet to start it.

So far I have finished:
Subnautica-meh
Outer Wilds-amazing
Yes your grace-good

And I have played:
Forza Horizon 4: fun
Untitled Goose Game: meh
Pathologic 2: interesting so far
A way out: ok so far
Halo 2 MP MCC: nostalgic



Sucks how gamepass works though. Pathologic 2 leaves in two days and will be gone forever.
did you not have a ps4 either?   you're mostly playing multiplats..
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Dec 14, 2020, 01:05 AM
did you not have a ps4 either?   you're mostly playing multiplats..
I didn't buy these on ps4 though so how would I play them?  8)
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Dec 17, 2020, 04:19 AM
Astroneer might be cool but requires far more commitment than I can afford right now.

Not sure what to dive into next. Holding off on Call of the Sea for a few days.


Would have been great if the medium wasn't delayed.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on Jan 27, 2021, 02:33 PM
Reviews for the first ever Xbox Series console exclusive: The Medium for XBXS, PC Reviews - OpenCritic (https://opencritic.com/game/10820/the-medium)

(its on 73 as of now)

Edit: now 75
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Jan 27, 2021, 05:00 PM
Reviews for the first ever Xbox Series console exclusive: The Medium for XBXS, PC Reviews - OpenCritic (https://opencritic.com/game/10820/the-medium)

(its on 73 as of now)
so not great then.  the presentation was "bad" for a next gen exclusive.  just reading the 1 sentence blurps looks like it doesn't play all that well either.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on Jan 27, 2021, 05:09 PM
so not great then.  the presentation was "bad" for a next gen exclusive.  just reading the 1 sentence blurps looks like it doesn't play all that well either.
Yeah, its kinda crazy that it took until now for it to get an exclusive and its not even that great (I'm sure many will love it though). Xbox are very lucky the pandemic inflated demand, they'd already be struggling to shift these systems by now like with XB1 I think otherwise.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Jan 27, 2021, 05:18 PM
Yeah, its kinda crazy that it took until now for it to get an exclusive and its not even that great (I'm sure many will love it though). Xbox are very lucky the pandemic inflated demand, they'd already be struggling to shift these systems by now like with XB1 I think otherwise.
they will also be lucking ps5 stock is terrible.  they will benefit from impatient buyers.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Jan 27, 2021, 05:35 PM
On its own, that's a fine score. Nothing great but nothing bad. I'll enjoy playing it.

As the only big exclusive so far, that's like Lego City Undercover for the Wii U. If anything it makes the drought more obvious.


I have no idea what people are playing if they already owned an xbox. Call of the Sea and The Medium are the only new games.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on Jan 27, 2021, 11:04 PM
On its own, that's a fine score. Nothing great but nothing bad. I'll enjoy playing it.

As the only big exclusive so far, that's like Lego City Undercover for the Wii U. If anything it makes the drought more obvious.


I have no idea what people are playing if they already owned an xbox. Call of the Sea and The Medium are the only new games.
Its just another year I guess, playing some of the new COD and the new AC. Series X just feels like a lots of people got a PC upgrade at the same time, there's no unique or new software to celebrate it but the games that are coming out anyway play better than you experienced before. There's not even any kind of new service, new controller, or new UI, its all the same.

That's quite a contrast from PS5 which has a whole new UI and features, the crazy new controller, has the PS+ collection and so far half a dozen proper new exclusives. I think its easy to tell why PS5 is more sought after right now.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Jan 30, 2021, 05:15 PM
I played The Medium. Was a solid 8/10 imo. Enjoyed it a lot and enjoyed that it was shorter. Makes me want to play their previous game.

Split gameplay worked pretty well. The gameplay itself was dead simple, but it brought me into the world in a way only games can do.

Story had its ups and downs but was very strong. Graphics in the other place were great.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on Jan 30, 2021, 10:29 PM
I played The Medium. Was a solid 8/10 imo. Enjoyed it a lot and enjoyed that it was shorter. Makes me want to play their previous game.

Split gameplay worked pretty well. The gameplay itself was dead simple, but it brought me into the world in a way only games can do.

Story had its ups and downs but was very strong. Graphics in the other place were great.
Seems like reviews really accurately matched the general audiences views with this one. That being opinions are all over the place.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Jan 30, 2021, 10:39 PM
Seems like reviews really accurately matched the general audiences views with this one. That being opinions are all over the place.
If I wasn't a huge fan of Heavy Rain, I would have really struggled with the fixed camera and sluggish/bad controls. The rest of the game is the same way. Different people will be able to forgive/enjoy different things.

Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 07, 2021, 04:43 AM
(https://i.redd.it/8dfpxen1wwf61.jpg)

Saw this, the Series X looks giant here.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Feb 07, 2021, 05:52 AM
(https://i.redd.it/8dfpxen1wwf61.jpg)

Saw this, the Series X looks giant here.
I think it's the PS5's width giving that illusion. Looks pretty thin from this angle.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 17, 2021, 05:23 PM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/xbox-announces-fps-boost-for-backwards-compatible-games.379992/


FPS Boost comes out.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2021, 10:51 PM
I bought my first xbox game!

Prey lol. It has been on my backlog and the xbox one disc was 9 dollars. Since Microsoft bought Bethesda and the game had a one x patch, I figured it'd be the ideal console to buy on too.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Mar 10, 2021, 02:17 AM
When will Microsoft fix disconnecting controllers?

They happen daily and normally require a hard reset of the console.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 10, 2021, 02:47 AM
When will Microsoft fix disconnecting controllers?

They happen daily and normally require a hard reset of the console.
Wow, that's way worse than I expected.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Mar 10, 2021, 03:05 AM
Wow, that's way worse than I expected.
It sucks cause all suspended games are lost  :'(
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: nnodley on Mar 10, 2021, 02:53 PM
I keep getting my ps5 controllers not turning on the console from rest mode.  Doesn't require hard reset but is super fudgy annoying.

Series X was in stock on gamestop yesterday.  Almost bought one.  If i make a good bit from GME stock i'll definitley buy one from them
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Mar 10, 2021, 05:26 PM
so is there a presentation from MS today detailing the bethesda acquisition as rumored?
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 10, 2021, 05:44 PM
so is there a presentation from MS today detailing the bethesda acquisition as rumored?
There's the one the Verge announced set for tomorrow.

And the other rumored thing is like two weeks away.  
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Mar 13, 2021, 12:45 AM


I am excited!

(I am also ready to be disappointed)
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on Mar 17, 2021, 02:37 PM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/jeff-grubb-bethesda-and-microsoft-want-to-unveil-starfield-this-summer-and-then-launch-in-like-november-barring-covid-related-delays.395452/

This would be a huge boost for xbox this holiday. Halo + Starfield would be a massive 1, 2 combo. Will probably be sold out in the holidays if both make it.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 17, 2021, 02:41 PM
https://www.resetera.com/threads/jeff-grubb-bethesda-and-microsoft-want-to-unveil-starfield-this-summer-and-then-launch-in-like-november-barring-covid-related-delays.395452/

This would be a huge boost for xbox this holiday. Halo + Starfield would be a massive 1, 2 combo. Will probably be sold out in the holidays if both make it.
Yeah, it would make for a really big holiday.

Wasn't expecting a XSX to be worth it until next year, but Starfield would go a long way.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on Mar 17, 2021, 02:43 PM
Yeah, it would make for a really big holiday.

Wasn't expecting a XSX to be worth it until next year, but Starfield would go a long way.
Yep.

Also Jeff still thinks FH5 will be announced and released this year. Would be so weird since Forza Motorsport from Turn10 got announced already but we'll see.

FH5, Halo Infinite and Starfield, would actually end up a very good first year for big exclusives for Series S/X.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Mar 17, 2021, 03:27 PM
I've been hoping starfield would copy fallout 4's release. I'm just so excited to see if it's amazing or feels like a fallout mod.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Mar 17, 2021, 03:42 PM
i feel like this is wishful thinking...

...but sure.  starfield, FH5, and halo will all ship this holiday.  of course they will.   
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 17, 2021, 03:54 PM
i feel like this is wishful thinking...

...but sure.  starfield, FH5, and halo will all ship this holiday.  of course they will.  
I mean that's not all that great.

Halo was supposed to release last year.  
Starfield has been in development for a while, it was announced 3 years ago.  

Forza also has been on a 2.5 year break, for what was a yearly franchise.  

None of it seems very implausible to me.  
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Apr 12, 2021, 09:37 PM
I just abandoned deliver us the Moon.

Gamepass leaving soon freaking sucks. This game has been on my backlog since November and I just discovered today that it'll leave gamepass on the 15th. So even though I had completely different plans, I needed to play and finish this game before then.

I went in with an annoyed but open mindset, yet the game lost me in its pre menu opening cutscene. It felt like a parody of sci fi with how bad everything is. Things only got worse too. The game has pretty much nothing to offer except the story and world building so with one being trash and the other being meh, I started actively disliking it. My gosh why did they make the turning speed so slow in zero g.

Can't remember the last time I felt this negative about a game. I wrote a pretty damning review of Metrico but I at least finished that game and found some fun.


In my current mindset I'd give it a 2/10 and gamepass an F for forcing me to play it when I didn't want to. If I judged it a bit more fairly, it'd maybe be a 5/10 if the rest gets a bit better.



2 things that I literally laughed out loud for, spoiler free.

#1 You have a giant timer on your back with your remaining oxygen. The game is trying to be realistic/immersive and in first person there is a countdown on your visor, so who the heck designed this space suit with a bomb style clock?

(https://i2.wp.com/www.codecmoments.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Deliver-Us-The-Moon-15.jpg?ssl=1)

#2 You have to launch a next gen Saturn V rocket manually, on your own. You run around the control room pressing buttons and run to the launch pad to turn hydrogen valves. The crazy part is that you ignite the rocket engines while still standing on the ground!

(https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/56d725b88a65e2c48c079abf/1587784809629-HDK74161752OUTELBE2U/deliver2.jpg?format=1500w&content-type=image%2Fjpeg)
(that orange glow near the base would kill you at this distance anyway)



This is the type of stuff I'd expect in Call Of Duty where being over the top is part of the fun.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Apr 12, 2021, 09:51 PM
#1 You have a giant timer on your back with your remaining oxygen. The game is trying to be realistic/immersive and in first person there is a countdown on your visor, so who the heck designed this space suit with a bomb style clock?

(https://i2.wp.com/www.codecmoments.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Deliver-Us-The-Moon-15.jpg?ssl=1)
Every astronaut has a large space mirror to be able to check out their space suit's air timer.   8)
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Apr 13, 2021, 05:55 AM
Every astronaut has a large space mirror to be able to check out their space suit's air timer.   8)
Gonna need two mirrors unless their necks are rubber.


I decided to keep playing and blitz through. Maybe it'll end around a 4/10 for me. Story has had a good moment. Please no more zero g.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Apr 13, 2021, 01:23 PM
Gonna need two mirrors unless their necks are rubber.


I decided to keep playing and blitz through. Maybe it'll end around a 4/10 for me. Story has had a good moment. Please no more zero g.
this is exactly why i don't want gamepass.   you're forcing yourself to play a game you hate to beat the buzzer of a game leaving the service.   

...gaming should be fun not a job.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Apr 13, 2021, 01:28 PM
this is exactly why i don't want gamepass.   you're forcing yourself to play a game you hate to beat the buzzer of a game leaving the service.  

...gaming should be fun not a job.
Well he is a game dev, so it is a job.  
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on Apr 13, 2021, 02:11 PM
Well he is a game dev, so it is a job.  
he a gamer and a game developer.   in this context he is clearly a gamer.  playing this game is not helping him complete his work.  if that april 1st thread wasn't a joke then the game is finished so he can't even claim this is reconnaissance.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Apr 13, 2021, 03:07 PM
3 out of 10. Final score.

he a gamer and a game developer.   in this context he is clearly a gamer.  playing this game is not helping him complete his work.  if that april 1st thread wasn't a joke then the game is finished so he can't even claim this is reconnaissance.
Hapax is far from finished, but yeah past the recon point.

I've been forced by "leaving soon" a few times now. With pathalogic 2, I decided to stop playing and just buy when I'm ready.


Well he is a game dev, so it is a job.  
Yeah I only finished this one out of general dev interest, not player interest.

The story got kinda better so I don't know why the didn't focus on that. I haven't finished Tacoma but I feel like that game is a better way to do it.


@Kitler

This one visually gave me Swapper vibes, but swapper is a funky world made of clay. It's not supposed to be realistic.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Apr 13, 2021, 05:27 PM
Swapper was so good
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Apr 14, 2021, 02:39 AM
Swapper was so good
Swapper was far from realistic science but the incredible story/puzzles only used it as a vessel. Same with things like SOMA where there is a lot of bad science yet it's a game of all time for me.

Deliver us the Moon however is pretty dang focused on stupidly bad science. It's Fast and Furious without the fun.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Apr 21, 2021, 02:51 PM


(https://i.imgur.com/bsAmpEy.jpg)

Quick Resume is getting an update. You can now see what games are suspended.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Apr 21, 2021, 04:00 PM
You already can kinda see it. Weird location in the menu for that feature though if I understand right.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on Apr 29, 2021, 02:18 PM
It's hilarious to think about.

Sony has put out more in house developed games on the Series S|X than Microsoft has.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Apr 29, 2021, 02:20 PM
It's hilarious to think about.

Sony has put out more in house developed games on the Series S|X than Microsoft has.
wow
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 03, 2021, 04:34 PM
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on May 20, 2021, 02:53 PM
Seems like Starfield is definitely not this year, unlike earlier rumours.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on May 20, 2021, 03:36 PM
Seems like Starfield is definitely not this year, unlike earlier rumours.
:'(

I'll at least be happy to see it. Really curious to see if it's just Fallout in space like The Outer Worlds or if it's more dynamic with spaceships and the like.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on May 20, 2021, 04:16 PM
Seems like Starfield is definitely not this year, unlike earlier rumours.
i always thought those early rumors were more of wishful thinking than anything.   it always seems the rumor come around about how huge and massive MS's whatever is going to be and reality never lines up with the hype.

:'(

I'll at least be happy to see it. Really curious to see if it's just Fallout in space like The Outer Worlds or if it's more dynamic with spaceships and the like.
i'd say it's 50/50 on if you'll even get that level of detail.  if the game really didn't even go to production until 2019 right as covid struck then there is a good chance all you'll get is a CGI trailer.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 20, 2021, 04:35 PM
If the game really didn't even go to production until 2019 right as covid struck then there is a good chance all you'll get is a CGI trailer.
I retract my statement:

Todd Howard says production started after Fallout 4.  (late 2015/early 2016).

And the game was in preproduction well before that, with a trademark in 2013. 
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Xevross on May 20, 2021, 04:53 PM
Todd Howard says production started after Fallout 4.  (late 2015/early 2016).

And the game was in preproduction well before that, with a trademark in 2013.  
Schreier says full production only started after Fallout 76 release in late 2019
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 20, 2021, 05:09 PM
Schreier says full production only started after Fallout 76 release in late 2019
Huh fair enough.  I missed the follow-up tweet.

Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on May 20, 2021, 08:12 PM
Huh fair enough.  I missed the follow-up tweet.


who knows if Schreier is right or not.  but if he is right this game is probably fall of 2022 at earliest and more likely 2023 due to covid impact.

i dunno.  MS has a huuuuuuge precedent of releasing CGI trailers long before the game is even close to being ready.   sometimes before even starting development...   i expect we'll see starfield at their conference.   what i don't expect is that they are ready to show gameplay on starfield,.. or hellblade 2,.. or project mara,.. or fable,.. or everwild,.. or perfect dark.   we'll see gameplay on halo, forza, psychonauts 2, flight sim and more first party GGI announcements on games that are most of a generation away from releasing.

this is one thing i'm happy about with sony.   they were just as bad as MS a few years back but have really shown much more restraint in not showing a game too early.  12-18 is appropriate for massive franchises but most games should target 6-9 months imo.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 31, 2021, 04:51 PM
MS made Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos exclusive to Xbox for two years.
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: kitler53 on May 31, 2021, 07:00 PM
MS made Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos exclusive to Xbox for two years.
smh...
Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Jun 02, 2021, 03:17 AM
Seems it was a mistake...

Title: Re: Xbox Series |OT|
Post by: Legend on Jun 04, 2021, 12:42 AM
Fudge Gamepass.

Observation leaves on the 15th. Guess it's time for me to play it.