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Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread *xb1*
18-Jul-20 12:40pm
#1
bluemetal04
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Might as well get it started. Who's looking forward to it? I personally think that it could beat PS5, that is if they don't screw up. They need a basic UI, more first party titles, and focus only on gaming. They own the license to Rare games, we need to see new Conkers, Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie, etc. They did alright with Killer Instinct, I'll give them that, but they're sitting on a lot of games that needs remade, remastered, and sequels.
As far as I know, it's slightly more powerful than the PS5, which isn't a big deal. But what is a big deal is that it will come with more storage. XBSX will have 1TB, which I admit, is not much by today's standards. The PS5 will have 825GB, which is ridiculous. I'm guessing that the next gen games will be around 100gb or more in size on average. If that is the case, I expect the discs will be on 4k UHD blu-rays.
25-Jan-21 5:20pm
#2
Dasgessabel
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So the way Microsoft has handled this whole next gen thing is partly terrible, that's no secret - the nomenclature related to Xbox Series X and Xbox One X being a big one. But now we also have to deal with different games/different versions, and that isn't always clear without a further deep dive on things (which isn't entierly on Microsoft, but again, with their naming scheme this further muddies the water). Maybe I'm just getting old, but I actually side with parents and grandparents on this issue. Sony has done a better job on this front, in my opinion.

Game Pass is one of of the few things they're getting right at the moment, and I love it.
25-Jan-21 7:21pm
#3
Anxiouz
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In a few days The Medium comes out and it's the first XSX/XSS-only release (won't work on X1/X1S/X1X). I haven't been able to find any case photos...I'm interested in seeing how easy/hard it is to tell that it's next-gen only.
25-Jan-21 7:45pm
#4
Dasgessabel
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Anxiouz wrote:
In a few days The Medium comes out and it's the first XSX/XSS-only release (won't work on X1/X1S/X1X). I haven't been able to find any case photos...I'm interested in seeing how easy/hard it is to tell that it's next-gen only.
I'm just interested to see if it's actually good. I did not like their last outing (Blair Witch) at all
27-Jan-21 1:32pm
#5
ErickRPG
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Instead of re-upping gamepass for $15 I bought a few of the games that were free on there. Plus a couple others. Got some good gaming ahead of me. Dragon Age Origins 360, Dragon Age Inquisition, Wofenstein II New Colossus, and Battlefield 1. Man Xbox games are so cheap, Love it!

27-Jan-21 2:17pm
#6
SwiftJAB
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Game Pass definitely helps drive down the prices on games that hit Game Pass. Hopefully in the future there will be competitive digital market places on consoles to help drive down digital prices even further.
27-Jan-21 2:54pm
#7
Anxiouz
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The Medium looks pretty meh. Digital Foundry sure seemed to be overly positive about it given the other reviews I've watched.
27-Jan-21 3:10pm
#8
Scott
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Anxiouz wrote:
The Medium looks pretty meh. Digital Foundry sure seemed to be overly positive about it given the other reviews I've watched.
So it looks pretty medium?
27-Jan-21 3:31pm
#9
Kommie
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The Medium is at 76 on Metacritic right now, pretty average score

27-Jan-21 3:47pm
#10
Feeb
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Kommie wrote:
The Medium is at 76 on Metacritic right now, pretty average score
Which peaks my interest lately honestly. 80s is like a must play nowadays.
27-Jan-21 3:53pm
#11
Archer
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I don't even know what that game actually is. I just know I get to check it out "Free" because its on GP day one. But I wont be checking it out for months, lol.
27-Jan-21 3:56pm
#12
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader

It looks pretty boring from everything I have seen.
27-Jan-21 4:39pm
#13
Dasgessabel
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I'm gonna play it because I have GamePass and I may as well. If it's even slightly better than Blair Witch, I'll be okay with it. And it doesn't have to try too hard to be better than that to me.
27-Jan-21 5:54pm
#14
Anxiouz
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I'm definitely interested in playing the Medium, but it doesn't really scream next-gen, even if you consider it a (very) late launch title.

On the XSS when it goes into split-screen mode it hits below 720p. Yikes.
27-Jan-21 5:56pm
#15
Dasgessabel
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Anxiouz wrote:
On the XSS when it goes into split-screen mode it hits below 720p. Yikes.
480p is the new next gen
27-Jan-21 8:39pm
#16
longhornsk57
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They called me a madman when I said the XSS gpu was trash. Below 720p on any game on any mode is insane.
27-Jan-21 8:49pm
#17
JD
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longhornsk57 wrote:
They called me a madman when I said the XSS gpu was trash. Below 720p on any game on any mode is insane.
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27-Jan-21 9:56pm
#18
Anxiouz
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I still can't find an XSX but my X1X is holding it's own so far. I was able to get an XSS and it's a fine system for GP for my son, but not for AA or AAA titles. The resolution is just so damn disappointing. Yes the framerate is usually nice, but I'd argue that 60fps at 1080p is not as great as it sounds if you've ever played anything in 4k. So. Many. Jaggies. And blurriness.

So far everything I've played on the XSS has been just fine. But I have preferred to play on X1X. So it all just makes me want an XSX all the more.
28-Jan-21 12:27am
#19
Dasgessabel
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Was gonna try out The Medium at midnight... but then they said they made a typo and meant 12 PM EST tomorrow. So I'm going to bed lol
28-Jan-21 4:54pm
#20
Dasgessabel
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Tried it out today, seems pretty interesting so far - much better at this juncture than Blair Witch. And I didn't know how much I missed those cinematic camera angles in games until firing it back up.
29-Jan-21 4:41pm
#21
Dasgessabel
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

And my series x is toast. RIP

Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread *xb1*