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18-Jul-20 12:40pm
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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-Jun-21 12:40pm
#2
bluemetal04
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Isnt the series s a small version of the one x?
25-Jun-21 12:53pm
#3
Anxiouz
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back4more wrote:
How good is the Xbox series S?
It's great if it fits your need. Do you have a 4k tv? If yes, then I'd just save up for an XSX, otherwise you'll be disappointed. If you don't have a 4k tv then it's a great little system with Game Pass.

As mentioned above, for backwards-compatible stuff it runs the Xbox One S code (without any X1X enhancements) so although the games run very well, they don't look so sharp. On a 4k tv I found this pretty disappointing (even with any hardware upscaling) coming from an X1X where I was used to the higher-res.

Coming from a PS4 it'll feel like a side-step graphically, but UI and hardware-wise it's better for sure.

If you just want to play some Xbox stuff on the cheap, I'd prob recommend the X1X over the XSS even if they cost about the same. You can then get cheap used games for the X1X, and they'll be running the better BC versions.
25-Jun-21 1:08pm
#4
longhornsk57
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bluemetal04 wrote:
Isnt the series s a small version of the one x?
No, it's got a very weak GPU (weaker than the One X) but a superior CPU and an SSD. It's going to load games faster than the One X but they will have worse resolution. in some cases the framerate might be a little better, but really all it is is a One S that loads faster and has slightly better framerate.


Anxiouz wrote:

If you just want to play some Xbox stuff on the cheap, I'd prob recommend the X1X over the XSS even if they cost about the same. You can then get cheap used games for the X1X, and they'll be running the better BC versions.
I agree with this. The One X is a superior machine. The only drawback is some loading times because it does not have an SSD, but you will get better performance, plus the One X has a disc drive so you can buy cheap games and resell them, unless you just want a Gamepass machine then that point is moot.

It will look a little better than a PS4 but worse than a PS4 Pro.
25-Jun-21 2:07pm
#5
bluemetal04
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Real question is...should I get a series x, or just stick with my gaming PC that had a 1660ti as a bottleneck? Been waiting for the graphic card prices to go down to upgrade it.
25-Jun-21 2:16pm
#6
longhornsk57
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I'd go series X - you're not going to get a decent GPU till next year probably
25-Jun-21 2:32pm
#7
back4more
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Thanks for the input guys. I actually ordered the series s a couple hours ago after arguing with myself a little. Admittedly I was concerned the console would not be available if I waited much longer. Even if the series x was available I would not have gotten it over the s, I just don't game as much as I used to so couldn't justify spending the $500 over the $300. I do have a lower end Samsung 4k TV but if the graphics are just as good as my ps4 I'll be happy. I just want to catch up on some exclusives and don't even know if I'd be playing online.

@longhornsk57 , I've been living in a ps4 bubble for years now and didn't even know the x vs s gpu difference. Did you suffer through an s and then bought an x, or just going by research?
25-Jun-21 3:08pm
#8
SwiftJAB
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I'm happy with my S. The faster load times and quick resume make gaming so much more enjoyable.
25-Jun-21 3:08pm
#9
Slickriven
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Sweet, Xbox just notified me that they're holding a XSX for me via the 'insider' purchase program through XBlive - so I'll be a proud owner of an XSX soon.

25-Jun-21 3:10pm
#10
longhornsk57
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More research. Plus I have an OF Xbox one hooked up (it's the Just Dance machine for my wife) so I tested it out and you can easily see the difference.

I did go from a One X to a series X as far my gaming goes, and a PS4 Pro to a PS5.

If you just want to game a few exclusives honestly you'll be fine. When you're getting shot at hard core in Gears 5 or Halo MCC you don't notice the graphics as much as trying to stay alive.

It's actually much more of a jump on PS5 because IMO their games have better all around graphics and stories and scenery where you'd notice that stuff. X1 exclusives are usually more run n gun.
25-Jun-21 3:14pm
#11
Archer
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longhornsk57 wrote:
It's actually much more of a jump on PS5 because IMO their games have better all around graphics and stories and scenery where you'd notice that stuff. X1 exclusives are usually more run n gun.
That is about to change. With all the studios they are buying up, the xbox exclusives over the next few years will mostly be single player games.
25-Jun-21 3:17pm
#12
longhornsk57
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Archer wrote:
longhornsk57 wrote:> It's actually much more of a jump on PS5 because IMO their games have better all> around graphics and stories and scenery where you'd notice that stuff. X1 exclusives> are usually more run n gun. That is about to change. With all the studios they are buying up, the xbox exclusives over the next few years will mostly be single player games.
Maybe, maybe not. But I'm really just talking about right now. The PS4 to PS5 jump is much more noticeable than the One to One X jump because of current game quality.

Bethesda isn't really known for good graphics anyways honestly.
25-Jun-21 3:37pm
#13
Anxiouz
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back4more wrote:
longhornsk57 , I've been living in a ps4 bubble for years now and didn't even know the x vs s gpu difference. Did you suffer through an s and then bought an x, or just going by research?
I had an X1X and then got an XSS (because I couldn't find a XSX). The visual downgrade from 4k for me was a little rough but I loved the hardware itself and how zippy the XSS is.

I eventually found an XSX here so at one point I had the X1X, XSS, and XSX at the same time. My son didn't care which he played and honestly didn't notice the diff between the X1X and XSS besides load times (which is absolutely significant and noticeable). Since he loses interest in stuff I kept the X1X so that I could buy cheap older games for him on disc, and I sold the XSS.

But now he's only playing Game Pass stuff so I regret letting the XSS go. If you haven't been in the Xbox ecosystem in awhile, the XSS is a way more compelling option and you should be plenty happy with it.
25-Jun-21 4:03pm
#14
Finn
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I am eagerly awaiting the day I can sell my XSX, because that means I moved over to a proper gaming PC. With China cracking down on crypto mining there could be some things happening on the PC GPU market... we are already seeing a decline in price, they are still ridiculously priced but it's starting to come down.





25-Jun-21 6:34pm
#15
back4more
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Anxiouz wrote:
back4more wrote:> longhornsk57 , I've been living in a ps4 bubble for years now and didn't even know> the x vs s gpu difference. Did you suffer through an s and then bought an x, or just> going by research? I had an X1X and then got an XSS (because I couldn't find a XSX). The visual downgrade from 4k for me was a little rough but I loved the hardware itself and how zippy the XSS is. I eventually found an XSX here so at one point I had the X1X, XSS, and XSX at the same time. My son didn't care which he played and honestly didn't notice the diff between the X1X and XSS besides load times (which is absolutely significant and noticeable). Since he loses interest in stuff I kept the X1X so that I could buy cheap older games for him on disc, and I sold the XSS. But now he's only playing Game Pass stuff so I regret letting the XSS go. If you haven't been in the Xbox ecosystem in awhile, the XSS is a way more compelling option and you should be plenty happy with it.
I like to hear that the S is zippy. My 2016 500gb PS4 is really slow navigating the menu and PS store.
25-Jun-21 6:46pm
#16
longhornsk57
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It's got an SSD so ya it's pretty zippy
28-Jun-21 6:48pm
#17
longhornsk57
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I am not really sure how it ever escaped me, but I been playing Dying Light recently on my Series X with FPS boost and this game is really good. It's a great game with good gameplay, a cool story, and with the SX there's virtually no load time.

I am probably 90% thru the main story so looking to beat it this week, but it's definitely a good zombie game played in 1st person. It's half parkour, half sneak around, and half FPS shooter style. There also crafting, weapons upgrades, and a skill tree. Definitely a pleasant surprise of a game.
28-Jun-21 6:52pm
#18
Archer
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I really liked Dying Light. A lot more than Dead Island. I liked Dead Island. But Dying Light took that parkour/zombie killing to a whole new level. Very much looking forward to the second game this December.
28-Jun-21 7:08pm
#19
PizzaTheHutt
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Archer wrote:
I really liked Dying Light. A lot more than Dead Island. I liked Dead Island. But Dying Light took that parkour/zombie killing to a whole new level. Very much looking forward to the second game this December.
I agree. Dead Island was good, but Dying Light just did everything better. I still was looking forward to Dead Island 2 though, but it looks like that is stuck in development hell for the foreseeable future.
28-Jun-21 7:12pm
#20
longhornsk57
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I never did play Dead Island, but Dying Light is awesome. I got the platinum edition on some insane sale for $25 so I still have the DLC to play. Definitely looking forward to the next one, it's going to play awesome on a Series X.
28-Jun-21 7:39pm
#21
sa330206
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I really miss the days when you could buy a game, put it in the system, and play it. I had picked up "The Outer Worlds" late last year. Right when I got it I installed it on my system IIRC it was like 40+GB off the disc and another 20+ GB to update. My internet speed is decent (200 Mbps) but it still took hours to install. I finally got around to starting the game and as soon as I put in the disc this evening it came up with another mandatory 30GB+ update. It's truly maddening.

Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread *xbxs*