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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:57 
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Nik wrote:
All else being equal, I slightly prefer Xbox controllers to Playstation ones.


Oh for sure, but the current incarnation of the Dualshock is good enough (i.e. it's not the fucking abomination that the PS3s controller was) that it doesn't balance out all the other reasons I'm not currently interested in an Xbox of any kind.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:12 
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Xbox One was a shambling mess out of the gates and I only got involved with Xbox when the X came out. It’s been a fun purchase over the last year or so since it came out.

In terms of exclusives, I could almost justify the purchase price alone for myself for playing Below which is probably the most memorable game I’ve played this year and which really got under my skin for days and probably weeks. I was looking it up online, finding secrets and just wandering it’s haunted world soaking up the thick atmosphere. What an amazing game.

Halo 5 proved to be brilliant in coop and remains the best coop experiences I’ve had this gen. The MCC was immense value too and Halo 2 in coop on Legendary was the second best coop experience of this gen. Releasing Halo: Reach for free was great.

In fact, in terms of bang for your buck, the real reason to buy an Xbox was Xbox Games Pass. All of the above could be played for the price of a single pound. It was the golden time of value for money that you won’t see again.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:23 
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MaliA wrote:
Are we getting this, or the ps5?

One of them plays all the games I already own, so if all else is equal, that's an excellent tie-break.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:43 
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The Xbox is my Sea of Thieves machine so I'll more than likely be going for the new Xbox.

But of course, that won't be happening for a good few years.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 13:01 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Are we getting this, or the ps5?

One of them plays all the games I already own, so if all else is equal, that's an excellent tie-break.

Same. I'm unlikely to leave the green team.

Not that I'll buy a Xbox Series One X1X 360 until about 2022 anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 14:00 
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The PlayStation is my default choice, so barring any bizarre choices on Sony’s part that’s what I’ll end up with.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 14:52 
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PSVR and hopefully more FROM software exclusives will mean Sony has my axe.

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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 16:00 
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I honestly think this will be the first generation where I don’t have either.

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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 16:46 
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Mr Chonks wrote:
I honestly think this will be the first generation where I don’t have either.


I think that'll be the case for me too. I've certainly used my Xbox One a fair bit, but I'm not really playing anything that's pushing the technology much. I've managed to talk myself out of getting a PS4 and VR setup, so I can't see me getting a PS5 either.

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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 17:27 
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Neither will be a day 1 for me, but I expect i'll get one after everything calms down and there are some games I want to play on one of them. I won't be getting both.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 0:35 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Are we getting this, or the ps5?

One of them plays all the games I already own, so if all else is equal, that's an excellent tie-break.

New Xbox to run PC, board, 360, PlayStation, sexy bedroom and Switch games confirmed!

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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:01 
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Pffft like I don’t also have PS3, GameCube, Wii, Xbox mark 1, Dreamcast, and various other games in boxes up the shed.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Pffft like I don’t also have PS3, GameCube, Wii, Xbox mark 1, Dreamcast, and various other games in boxes up the shed.


I was excited right up until you got to the shed bit. I hope it's weather proof. I still have nightmares about a YouTube video I watched several years ago where someone's game collection was destroyed in a leaky shed.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:51 
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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:00 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Pffft like I don’t also have PS3, GameCube, Wii, Xbox mark 1, Dreamcast, and various other games in boxes up the shed.


I was excited right up until you got to the shed bit. I hope it's weather proof.
It's a shed with delusions of grandeur. Halfway to being a summerhouse. It's fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox Series X
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:03 
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MaliA wrote:
Are we getting this, or the ps5?


Depends on a few things for me.

1. Sony need to improve their os. It's very dated. They also need better app availability. I can't even watch catch-up TV conclusively with my PS4.

2. Performance. If it's like it is now? Gosh, my 1x kicks the snot out of the PS4 pro.

3. OBS, price. Ideally I'd like both but if this thing is say, £600? And the Sony costs around the same? Then this for pre gen games. I have far more on the Xbox than the ps. I also do all of my online gaming on the Xbox and have a 13 month live sub. I've not got a PS4 one and tbh I doubt I will.

Also, hopefully not to upset any one but I won't either, and I pretty much bought my PS4 just for the exclusives and it sees no other action. Whereas my Xbox feels like home. That may be more down to me using my 1x and now it's twin for substitute PC stuff. And media, which again imo it's better at. I also prefer the GUI. Microsoft definitely behave that nailed. There's no other reason why one Xbox one should have sold at launch. But, Microsoft hit back with the 1x and they hit really hard.

Even now ages after it launched it still defies gaming physics. Like, running games better than I could have ever dreamed of at resolution that would have been a joke beforehand.

I remember the videos from rh cocky lot on YouTube when it launched. "Hey watch me build a 4k gaming rig for $450 that beats the 1x at 4k" only to find that a $450 pc couldn't even run games at any sort of 4k at all on the very lowest settings. It was a slide show that made the 1x actually look like a complete bargain and nothings changed. RDR2 is supposed to defy physics also.

Fuck me. Can you actually believe I'm actually sat here completely brown nosing a console.

Wow.

So in short maybe just this, as rumour has it the cheaper option will be a reboot of the 1x for the same price ($350).

Which just goes to show what an amazing console the 1x is. I think the part that made it for me the most? It's actually been embraced and just gets better every time I use it, with all of the big titles now being enhanced for it.

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