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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Project Cars 2 and Fable Anniversary now free with Gold. Spring Sale has started.
by rinks » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:08 am

Awesome if true.

Toybox Turbos removed from April's Games with Gold — replaced with Blinx: The Time Sweeper

https://www.trueachievements.com/n41353 ... gold-april

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold.
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:16 am

So i tried streaming from my 1X using Mixer last night (first time, im hoping to play some Jackbox 3 with friends online). I noticed a 7-8 second delay between the 1X and the stream on my mobile. Is this normal? I keep reading about how Mixer has super low latency and less delay than rival services. Connection quality was good and not choppy etc, so i don't think it was an infrastructure issue.

If this is normal then no problem - i will just play watching the stream as well (i think i can get to mixer website on my TV), but it would be nice if there was one less hoop for me to jump through (i'm already going to be doing all the tech assistance on my friends mobiles etc).

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold.
by Frank » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:25 am

We tried to stream Jackbox on the PS4 using Youtube (because it's apparently the only way of having a "private" stream), and the lag essentially made Jackbox almost unplayable. There was a good 10 second delay between what was actually happening and what you saw on screen. Maybe that's what they're comparing their lag to. 7 seconds is a little better than 10 :slol:

I suggested we give Mixer a try next time but we haven't yet. I might give it a bash and see if we have the same troubles.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold.
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:44 am

Did you enable the extended timer option? 10 seconds should not be impossible with that option checked (me and a mate tried it yesterday where he had delay and i did not).

Did some more investigating, and it seems that the mixer app has a low latency option which is unchecked by default. I wasn't using the app last night, but maybe if i do (with this checked) it will be better.....

I assume that there is a similar option on laptops and desktop pc's (i cant check this as site is blocked at work and i don't have a functioning PC at home).

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold.
by Frank » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:52 am

I had no idea that was a thing :slol: I don't usually get to host it, since my brother's bought more Jackbox games on his console than I have. We were trying to do You Don't Know Jack and most of the scoring in that is based on who answers quickest (especially the final round!), so we were all getting shafted.

Good idea to stream the console on another machine though so everyone's got a reasonably level playing field. I'd never even thought about that :lol:

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold.
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:10 am

Frank wrote:I had no idea that was a thing :slol: I don't usually get to host it, since my brother's bought more Jackbox games on his console than I have. We were trying to do You Don't Know Jack and most of the scoring in that is based on who answers quickest (especially the final round!), so we were all getting shafted.

Good idea to stream the console on another machine though so everyone's got a reasonably level playing field. I'd never even thought about that :lol:


It came to me in a Eureka! moment at about 3am last night :slol:

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold.
by Monkey Man » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:51 pm



You need to switch your console to the US to download.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold. Phantasy Star Online 2 out now.
by rinks » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:36 pm

Installed Knights of Pen and Paper bundle, and both games downloaded. Only they won’t start, because it doesn’t recognise the licence for the individual games. *slow handclap*

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold.
by Pedz » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:37 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:So i tried streaming from my 1X using Mixer last night (first time, im hoping to play some Jackbox 3 with friends online). I noticed a 7-8 second delay between the 1X and the stream on my mobile. Is this normal? I keep reading about how Mixer has super low latency and less delay than rival services. Connection quality was good and not choppy etc, so i don't think it was an infrastructure issue.

If this is normal then no problem - i will just play watching the stream as well (i think i can get to mixer website on my TV), but it would be nice if there was one less hoop for me to jump through (i'm already going to be doing all the tech assistance on my friends mobiles etc).


Mixer, if using FTL has miniscule delay, though I do find phone apps gooseberry fool.

Take streaming to Twitch, it's got more delay than Mixer, but it's for me usually 2-4 seconds. Grum watches my stream in the mobile app and it's 30+ seconds delay.

If you be watching Mixer use the Xbox or a PC.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold. Phantasy Star Online 2 out now.
by more heat than light » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:27 pm

I recently did a Jackbox session via Mixer and it worked fantastically. Would recommend.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold. Phantasy Star Online 2 out now.
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:08 am

Thanks for the split opinion guys!

I did some testing last night, and, with the FTL setting option enabled in the mobile app it was near instantaneous - similar to Vita remote play!
What i do not know is whether the Low Latency / FTL option is available on laptop / PC if you are not a registered user? I dont have a PC at home so cant test. Maybe one of you kind folk could confirm? My friends wont be arsed with creating an account and signing in to a game streaming service.
I'm guessing you can, because i was able to toggle the setting (somewhat) successfully using by LG TV's built in browser (which was impressive). I know the mobile chrome browser does not allow the option however (it is grayed out).

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold. Phantasy Star Online 2 out now.
by more heat than light » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:38 am

I was playing with my parents and non-gaming brothers they have no idea about such things. To be fair I was playing Drawful and Fibbage, so any lag would probably not have been as relevant.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold. Phantasy Star Online 2 out now.
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:09 am

Ah ok. What i'm trying to avoid is half of us seeing the answer 10 seconds before the others, as it will spoil the joined up feeling i'm going for. I guess if i just watch the feed rather than the native Xbox output i will be in the same boat as all the others if i don't even tell them about enabling low latency mode.
Not sure if that will be getting a bit of a strain on my bandwith (mixer upload, mixer stream, houseparty app and whatever the wife is watching on netflix).

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold. Phantasy Star Online 2 out now.
by hamm sandwich » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:39 am

Toy box Turbos showing up as free for me While Blinx is listed at £8.99. Not sure why but I’ll take that

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold. Phantasy Star Online 2 out now.
by DarkRula » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:10 pm

Just put Xbox.com on and something came up saying Return in 2 Days with a glitchy effect. Is there a reveal of some sort coming?

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold. Phantasy Star Online 2 out now.
by more heat than light » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:11 pm

DarkRula wrote:Just put Xbox.com on and something came up saying Return in 2 Days with a glitchy effect. Is there a reveal of some sort coming?


Just a Cyberpunk limited edition Xbox according to reports

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold. Phantasy Star Online 2 out now.
by DarkRula » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:13 pm

more heat than light wrote:
DarkRula wrote:Just put Xbox.com on and something came up saying Return in 2 Days with a glitchy effect. Is there a reveal of some sort coming?


Just a Cyberpunk limited edition Xbox according to reports


That'd be about right for a reveal on a website. Doubt it'd be something huge like an exclusive never-before-seen game.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold. Phantasy Star Online 2 out now.
by rinks » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:30 pm

hamm sandwich wrote:Toy box Turbos showing up as free for me While Blinx is listed at £8.99. Not sure why but I’ll take that

Yeah, seems that the Blinx announcement was a mistake. Maybe it’s an indication that it’s coming later. Can’t believe they’d just say it for no reason.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold. Phantasy Star Online 2 out now.
by KK » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:02 pm

Received a message from Microsoft on the dash saying “Blink will not be included in April’s Games with Gold offerings. The line-up will be updated with Toybox Turbos. We’re sorry for the confusion this may have caused.”

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Knights of Pen and Paper and Toybox Turbos now free with Gold. Phantasy Star Online 2 out now.
by Monkey Man » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:41 pm

Minor April Dashboard update out now.

My Games & Apps Update

We’ve added a new “Surprise me!” button to your games. When you’re not sure what to play next, “Surprise me!” suggests a random game in your library that matches your filter criteria.
The button is located in the upper-right corner of My games & apps and can also be found by pressing the Menu button on your controller when highlighting the title of a group.

Still more Mixer viewing improvements

We’re not done! Now you can see emotes and subscriber badges in chat, while your Ember messages also get the flare they deserve, with special styling to help them stand out.
We’ve also made it easier to access stream settings with just one press of the Menu button on your controller.

https://beta.support.xbox.com/help/hard ... em-updates

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