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PostRe: Xbox Chat - The Division and De Blob 2 now free with Gold.
by Peter Crisp » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:20 pm

The Division is actually pretty good as a group doing the main story.

The grinding after that can become a chore but the story missions are decent and the fact you can have members with different kit and roles means it has at least some tactics involved.

Worth a try for free anyway if you have a group and haven't played it. It also looks great.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Photek » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:25 am

I liked TD1, the xmas setting and snow made it very atmospheric.

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by Photek » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:59 am

So I got a 512mb SSD external drive yesterday and moved some games over. I went with the longer loading games. Results were mixed, I'll list the games I put on it and what diff it made:

AC Odyssey
Metro Exodus
Wasteland 3

Had no real difference in load times or anything else.

Every other game had some sort of improvement, some larger than others.

Control loads a good bit faster, I'd reckon by at least half. I haven't played enough of it to gauge any difference in performance/Menu selection as it was lightning fast. (that's about to change tho cos had a blast)

Sea of Thieves has a pretty big improvement, load time is about a quarter of what it is on a normal HDD and then in game, the island LOD loads in from much further out.

PUBG also has a huge improvement, the potatoe buildings are all gone as they just all load in, getting into a game is also really fast. It felt smoother but I'm not sure if it was any diff cos it runs well enough these days anyway.

Minecraft Loads a lot faster.

DayZ Loads a lot faster and, more importantly, it removes the stutter completely. Now I haven't gone to the worst effected areas but it's a pretty big improvement already.

The Witcher 3 Loads again VERY fast and going to UI/Menu is lightning quick

The Outer Worlds is massively improved, load times are far less and that unreal lod load up at start was barely a second.

Skyrims difference is absurd, from Whiterun to outside world was about 2 seconds! :D

State of Decay 2 probably had the biggest improvement, apart from the load times being far less, the game actually ran A LOT better, I don't know why but it really did.

Greedfall was again lightning fast to load.

I'm probably gonna change out the 3 that didn't have any improvement and try RDR2 (which is about the size of all 3 combined) and Dishonored 2 which has a long load.

Also of note, when I brought up the guide while in any of these games on SSD it was instant, like it worked fine anyway but it was definitely faster.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - The Division and De Blob 2 now free with Gold.
by DarkRula » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:35 am

So just moving them all to the Series X will improve a fair few of them even without additional tinkering to boost visuals and performance.

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by Photek » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:40 am

DarkRula wrote:So just moving them all to the Series X will improve a fair few of them even without additional tinkering to boost visuals and performance.

Apparently so, and this is just a bog standard SSD without that velocity architecture gubbins in the Series X.

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by Dblock » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:54 am

I'm slightly confused about the Series X, haven't really kept up with it but I could've sworn they show cased the console like few months back. However, people saying on the web Xbox hasn't actually revealed the series X.


Which one is which one?

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by Photek » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:01 pm

Dblock wrote:I'm slightly confused about the Series X, haven't really kept up with it but I could've sworn they show cased the console like few months back. However, people saying on the web Xbox hasn't actually revealed the series X.


Which one is which one?

They haven't revealed the Series S.

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by Dblock » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:02 pm

Photek wrote:
Dblock wrote:I'm slightly confused about the Series X, haven't really kept up with it but I could've sworn they show cased the console like few months back. However, people saying on the web Xbox hasn't actually revealed the series X.


Which one is which one?

They haven't revealed the Series S.


Wait, what is the Series S? Have only heard about the X

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by Photek » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:05 pm

Dblock wrote:
Photek wrote:
Dblock wrote:I'm slightly confused about the Series X, haven't really kept up with it but I could've sworn they show cased the console like few months back. However, people saying on the web Xbox hasn't actually revealed the series X.


Which one is which one?

They haven't revealed the Series S.


Wait, what is the Series S? Have only heard about the X

The Series S is a less powerful Next Gen Xbox, has same SSD and CPU as Series X but it's GPU and RAM are far less so it 'should' be much cheaper. It's apparently going to run all next gen games at 1080p rather than 4K on Series X.

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by Dblock » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:06 pm

Photek wrote:
Dblock wrote:
Photek wrote:
Dblock wrote:I'm slightly confused about the Series X, haven't really kept up with it but I could've sworn they show cased the console like few months back. However, people saying on the web Xbox hasn't actually revealed the series X.


Which one is which one?

They haven't revealed the Series S.


Wait, what is the Series S? Have only heard about the X

The Series S is a less powerful Next Gen Xbox, has same SSD and CPU as Series X but it's GPU and RAM are far less so it 'should' be much cheaper.


Basically for trash noobs, amirite?

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by Peter Crisp » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:03 pm

Dblock wrote:
Photek wrote:
Dblock wrote:
Photek wrote:
Dblock wrote:I'm slightly confused about the Series X, haven't really kept up with it but I could've sworn they show cased the console like few months back. However, people saying on the web Xbox hasn't actually revealed the series X.


Which one is which one?

They haven't revealed the Series S.


Wait, what is the Series S? Have only heard about the X

The Series S is a less powerful Next Gen Xbox, has same SSD and CPU as Series X but it's GPU and RAM are far less so it 'should' be much cheaper.


Basically for trash noobs, amirite?


I think it's aimed at people who don't own a 4k TV and aren't planning on upgrading.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Moggy » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:41 pm

Dblock wrote:
Photek wrote:
Dblock wrote:
Photek wrote:
Dblock wrote:I'm slightly confused about the Series X, haven't really kept up with it but I could've sworn they show cased the console like few months back. However, people saying on the web Xbox hasn't actually revealed the series X.


Which one is which one?

They haven't revealed the Series S.


Wait, what is the Series S? Have only heard about the X

The Series S is a less powerful Next Gen Xbox, has same SSD and CPU as Series X but it's GPU and RAM are far less so it 'should' be much cheaper.


Basically for trash noobs, amirite?


Pretty much. It's for bum lickerS.

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by hamm sandwich » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:47 pm

A question for anyone who uses game share on Xbox, my brother and I have been using this feature for years but tonight he’s bought Tony Hawk Pro Skater and i can’t install it. If I search through the store, the game is flagged as ‘owned’ on the storefront but when I click into it, it comes up at £39.99. Any ideas?

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by hamm sandwich » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:50 pm

Ignore me, it just popped up on my ready to install queue. Haven’t felt this impatient to play a game for ages :toot:

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by KK » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:10 am

Trying to navigate the Xbox Store (or is it now the Microsoft Store? I DUNNO!) on their website is atrocious and thoroughly frustrating. I have some money in my account that expires tomorrow (cheers, Microsoft) and therefore want to purchase something. Do you think I can filter the games to show me the cheapest prices? Can I hell. The sort and filter options are rubbish: https://www.xbox.com/en-gb/games/xbox-one?cat=onsale

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But then I go to a different part of the same site, in this case a promotional sale, and the sort options suddenly increase by double:

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https://www.xbox.com/EN-GB/promotions/s ... ame_Week37

Who designs this gooseberry fool, seriously. I wasn't in a bad mood this morning, but now I very much am. Mind-fuckery of a website.

FAKE EDIT: I'm now on the 4TH VERSION of the Microsoft Fun House, and on this one the Sort options have vanished entirely. Gone. Can't filter strawberry float all. Who for the love of god designed this.

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by Monkey Man » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:25 pm

KK wrote:Trying to navigate the Xbox Store

Try here - https://www.storeparser.com/en-GB/xbox- ... -by-price/

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by KK » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:48 pm

That’s perfect, cheers.

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by Cumberdanes » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:23 pm

It's trending on Twitter right now that Microsoft are looking to re-acquire Bungie but Bungie's asking price is a bit steep.

https://twitter.com/search?q=Bungie&src=trend_click&vertical=trends

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by Garth » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:40 pm

Bungie's CEO is saying it's not true:

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by Cumberdanes » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:42 pm

Ah, fair enough!

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