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DaGwaphics

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I really wish K&M were options across the board on console. I can't play FPS with controllers so I have to play those on PC which is fine, but more options is better.

Most of the big shooters do support K&M well now. Mouse tracking seems a lot more balanced by default on the Series S vs. the X1, so that helps as well.

I think what stops them from throwing AoE2 & 3 over there right now is that they would require K&M unless they take the time to mod them for controller. I say just do it with a nice big disclaimer attached to the store page.
 
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Not really sure where else to post this, but has anyone here played Sable on the Series X? I've been getting this annoying flashing of white on mostly the upper half of the screen. Happens randomly. I initially chalked it up to a possible HDMI handshake issue but I've tried other games and it doesn't show itself. Must than be a problem with Sable?
 

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Check and check....



Current downloading:
Forza Horizon 4
Flight Simulator
Psychonauts 2
Code Vein
Scarlet Nexus
Welcome to Team XPlaySeries 5.
Great Gatsby Movie GIF by Sony
 

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Not really sure where else to post this, but has anyone here played Sable on the Series X? I've been getting this annoying flashing of white on mostly the upper half of the screen. Happens randomly. I initially chalked it up to a possible HDMI handshake issue but I've tried other games and it doesn't show itself. Must than be a problem with Sable?
I’m playing it, but no flashing. There are a few graphics settings, have you tried them? Also, you can always re download it.
 

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I’m playing it, but no flashing. There are a few graphics settings, have you tried them? Also, you can always re download it.
The flashing seems to only occur in a certain part of the map. Must be yet another bug this game has to contend with. Did not expect to be loving this game as much as I am. My personal 2021 game of the year. Despite all the bugs weighing it down.
 

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I just bought a used Series S for £150. I haven't owned, touched or even been near an Xbox console since the launch 360.

I actually spent a minute looking for the Xbox Live Arcade 😂

Seems good so far. Controller is very nice, lovely to hold. It has a good dpad! I like fighting games and always used controller converters using Xbox in the past.

Signed up for gamepass straight away. Now I get to experience a good few games that I've missed out on over the years. If I'm liking the console further down the line I will upgrade to the X

But yeah. Lots of changes!
 

mekes

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Quick question for anybody who might know. I’m still so new back to Xbox that I wouldn’t want to chance this without being certain!

I was gutted to find out last night about Forza 7 being removed from the store. Definitely one of the games I was most looking forward to trying! If I buy a digital download code from an external website, will it still get activated for download on the Microsoft store? I’m hoping so, but don’t want to waste money trying.

Thanks all!
 

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Feels like this at the moment whilst I’m waiting for Halo, Battlefield 2042 and Forza Horizon…

Season 2 Lol GIF by Friends


Played MCC to death at this point, and Halo 5 is pretty dead (for me in my time zone at least). Pretty much not interested in playing anything online on my Xbox for the first time in years until those games drop.

Got Metroid and Skyword Sword on Switch to tide me over while I wait though.
 

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The Mega Drive all time shmup classic Gley Lancer surprised dropped on Xbox. Its like 5 bucks.
Definitely one of the best shmups of all time with an amazing soundtrack.

I hope this is a sign more shmups come to Xbox - I never understood why in recent years theyre only going to Switch or PS4. The 360 used to be the King of Shmups once upon a time. Stuff like Darius, Psyvariar, and the recent Cave titles cant be that difficult to port over. I remember the Psikyo Shooting collection was announced for Xbox a ways back but its apparently vanished.
 
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Man, I wanted to post it yesterday but I was still banned after praising Game Pass (mod team took it as a joke? I'm not sure :messenger_downcast_sweat:).

This video brings so many good memories. Midtown Madness 3 was one of my favourite games on the OG Xbox so I was super happy when Clint started testing with it. Just pure arcade fun that game.
 
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elliot5

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Quick question for anybody who might know. I’m still so new back to Xbox that I wouldn’t want to chance this without being certain!

I was gutted to find out last night about Forza 7 being removed from the store. Definitely one of the games I was most looking forward to trying! If I buy a digital download code from an external website, will it still get activated for download on the Microsoft store? I’m hoping so, but don’t want to waste money trying.

Thanks all!
It should work. The game was just delisted so it can't be purchased new. Existing discs and game codes can be redeemed/download updates and whatnot. So you should be good to go.
Is Starfield talk allowed in here or is there a dedicated Bethesda thread?
Sure why not
 
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There's a game coming out very soon that has virtually no loading screens during gameplay just like Ratchet. I don't know if the XSX version is exactly the same as the PS5 one in that regard, but if it is it's going to be another interesting bullet point in the SSD debate.
 

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There's a game coming out very soon that has virtually no loading screens during gameplay just like Ratchet. I don't know if the XSX version is exactly the same as the PS5 one in that regard, but if it is it's going to be another interesting bullet point in the SSD debate.
Which is what
 

mekes

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E elliot5 Thanks for that. I've bought the code and the game is downloading. Cheers!

This series S hard drive is not big enough. 300 and something GB and 2 Forza games are taking up 175! I knew it would be an issue tho.

Still loving the controller. I do prefer the DS4 for fighters, mainly just for the dpad and shape of the 4 face buttons. But for comfort, rumble and general control outside of fighters, the Xbox pad takes it. And I'm surprised at that. It's probably the comfiest controller I've used.
 

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E elliot5 Thanks for that. I've bought the code and the game is downloading. Cheers!

This series S hard drive is not big enough. 300 and something GB and 2 Forza games are taking up 175! I knew it would be an issue tho.

Still loving the controller. I do prefer the DS4 for fighters, mainly just for the dpad and shape of the 4 face buttons. But for comfort, rumble and general control outside of fighters, the Xbox pad takes it. And I'm surprised at that. It's probably the comfiest controller I've used.
This is how I feel, I love the Dualsense but playing shooters and other games I get cramps bad with the DualSense, dont get that atall with the Series controllers.
 

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This game is going to be the Return of the King...

Alot of people still believe this game is going to be some kind of Fallout 76 2.0, expecting same disasterous launch, same graphics same everything.

Around this time next year alot of people are gonna be hyped for Starfield. Like, really really hyped. This will be Xbox's new flagship title after Halo launched and potentially be bigger than halo Infinite's launch itself.

I have no doubts in that. You can go look at interviews everytime Phil mentions Starfield, always puts a smile on his face. They know with this game going exclusive they're going to make bank and rightfully so. That'll sell Gamepass like no other title.

Creation Engine 2 is a huge upgrade. Over 4 years in the works. They started upgrading their tech and engine in early 2016, technically they're not even done yet except for the major changes since they now have a much bigger systems programmer and engineer team than they ever had before (going from 4-5 people to over 20).



BGS has now over 400 employees. Most of them work on Starfield, their life service team in Austin is continuing work on Fallout 76, Montreal has a new mobile game in development (not sure what it is and can't say 100% if that is even true, thats just what I heard), but overall Montreal is working on Starfield as well. Maryland is the main force behind Starfield, also a smaller team is working on TES Vl right now, probably trying out different new features or tech they may want to implement for that game.

But it doesn't end there. Lots of outsourced teams are working on Starfield aswell, including a newly formed studio by an ex-BGS employee who also operated as a senior animator for Starfield. He now has his own company which is helping out on the development of Starfield.

In certain areas Creation Engine 2 will be more modern than even Unreal Engine 5.
 
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DaGwaphics

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Nothing on the tweets about the chickens? I missed them I guess, probably a thread but too lazy to look.
 

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Nothing on the tweets about the chickens? I missed them I guess, probably a thread but too lazy to look.
Yesterday the twitter account apologized for falsely getting everyone's hopes up and said there is no gaming news for today... haven't seen if there's an update yet or not.
 

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I’ve cleared my internal drive of games but there’s 9gb being used somewhere that I can’t locate. Got no screenshots or videos saved, just a couple of the standard apps installed. Anyone know where the 9gb is going?
 

elliot5

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I’ve cleared my internal drive of games but there’s 9gb being used somewhere that I can’t locate. Got no screenshots or videos saved, just a couple of the standard apps installed. Anyone know where the 9gb is going?
save data?
 

elliot5

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Thought that but as far as I can see there’s no way to check for saved data store on your Xbox, and 9gb seems well OTT.
i had 2 GB of save data reported for some game recently (dont remember what), but I think it deleted all that when you delete the game from your disk. Hmm

Maybe just reserve space for quick resume? idk
 
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Good news regarding Recore. A few months ago I downloaded it again because of the fps boost patch, but was horrified by probably the worst implementation of HDR ever. All that overexposed sand was burning my eyes. But I just remembered that I should try it now that we have Dolby Vision and it actually looks great. So, if you never played it before, now it is a good time. I still think that after all the patches and fps boost it is one of the most fun and interesting Xbox exclusives.
 
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Still one more week until I get series x. Is there anything in particular you guys recommend to do on system in terms of settings or something.

Also anybody use the system with 1440p/120hz monitor?

How do the xbox sales compare to psn?

Considering I had ps4 last gen what games are must plays on xbox?
 
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elliot5

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Still one more week until I get series x. Is there anything in particular you guys recommend to do on system in terms of settings or something.

Also anybody use the system with 1440p/120hz monitor?

How do the xbox sales compare to psn?

Considering I had ps4 last gen what games are most plays on xbox?
i dont use my system with a 1440p 120hz monitor but i have hooked it up to mine for shits and gigs once, and I'm sure it would play great on it. (mines 1440p 165hz, but I keep it on my 4k60 TV).

System settings I mean.. just choose the power mode you want (eco or instant on) depending on if you plan on doing remote access / mobile installations. Boot up time is super quick even from fully off. Get used to the UI and the guide. Make some pins/groups if you want to organize your layout better.

Sales seem similar to PSN from what I've seen. They're frequent. Similar discounts.

Must plays imo (all on Game Pass):
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Psychonauts 2
- Gears 5: Hivebusters* (and Gears 5 itself if you like it)
- Forza Horizon 4
- Halo MCC (if you haven't played any Halo campaigns, now is the time before Infinite)
- A Plague Tale (also on PS, but its on game pass so)
- Sea of Thieves (may be hard as solo isn't ideal until you get used to the game, but if you have friends that can play or are ok with randos on the SOT Discord there's a lot of fun to be had. Even just checking it out for the graphics is worth)
- Yakuza 0

*only in game pass ultimate
 
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