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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now!
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:29 am

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Pedz wrote:I am unsure of twitch on the Xbox One. I.tend to use Mixer when streaming in the Xbox one, but I was streaming to the GRcadeuk twitch channel last night.


Interesting. I could see your broadcast if i highlighted it and clicked it once (it goes full screen but seems to just stop every 15 seconds or so, like its a trailer). This made me thing maybe i need to pick the "watch broadcast" button, whereupon it booted up twitch but just left me on its homescreen (with no way to actually view your feed). Which was a shame, i wanted to see the game being played as i dont really know much about the mechanics of it.


The first 20mins of this should be useful, I'm literally teaching my 7 year old daughter how to play the game, getting ever so exacerbated also. :lol: :fp:


Hah, cheers. Should be pitched at a suitable level for me :D

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now!
by Pedz » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:32 am

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Pedz wrote:I am unsure of twitch on the Xbox One. I.tend to use Mixer when streaming in the Xbox one, but I was streaming to the GRcadeuk twitch channel last night.


Interesting. I could see your broadcast if i highlighted it and clicked it once (it goes full screen but seems to just stop every 15 seconds or so, like its a trailer). This made me thing maybe i need to pick the "watch broadcast" button, whereupon it booted up twitch but just left me on its homescreen (with no way to actually view your feed). Which was a shame, i wanted to see the game being played as i dont really know much about the mechanics of it.


The first 20mins of this should be useful, I'm literally teaching my 7 year old daughter how to play the game, getting ever so exacerbated also. :lol: :fp:


Hah, cheers. Should be pitched at a suitable level for me :D


Less than 30 seconds in and Photek is already shouting WHAT ARE YOU DOING!

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now!
by Photek » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:32 am

:lol:

She's now well able to sail the ship alone and quite useful on sails and spotting other ships. :slol:

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now!
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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now!
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:45 am

Am i doing something wrong, or is there no way to have a source connected to the HDMI IN on the Xbox 1X and have it display through the 1X source on the tv whilst the 1X is off?

I was hoping to free up an HDMI source on the TV by having the Sky output go in to the back of the 1X, but this does not seem to work unless i have the 1X switched on and the setting for "Display TV on power on" enabled. I was hoping not to have to take this extra step, and i know my wife wont be very impressed with having to turn a console on to watch the TV.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now!
by Photek » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:10 pm

No you can't display your TV through your Xbox unless it's on....because it has in built TV listings and stuff....don't know what you thought it would work tbh....

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now!
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:16 pm

Photek wrote:No you can't display your TV through your Xbox unless it's on....because it has in built TV listings and stuff....don't know what you thought it would work tbh....


Ah cool, i was wondering if i was just missing a setting or something. Good to know that's not how it works. Cheers for the reply.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now!
by Photek » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:45 pm

I used to have it set up with Kinect and the wife actually missed when I moved the OG Xbox upstairs and she couldn't watch TV through it. Just saying "Xbox On" would turn on , Xbox 1,Sky box, TV and Soundbar on all at once.

I'm one of the few people who miss the side bar feature, I used to have football on, at the side when playing less taxing games like X-Com and stuff, it worked great.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now!
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:23 pm

Photek wrote:I used to have it set up with Kinect and the wife actually missed when I moved the OG Xbox upstairs and she couldn't watch TV through it. Just saying "Xbox On" would turn on , Xbox 1,Sky box, TV and Soundbar on all at once.

I'm one of the few people who miss the side bar feature, I used to have football on, at the side when playing less taxing games like X-Com and stuff, it worked great.


I would have loved the option for snap still to be present tbh. I often game on the Switch with something streaming on Youtube. This would have been a wonderfully tidy way of doing this whilst using the Xbox. I guess i missed the boat on that one.....

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now!
by Photek » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:26 pm

I think it killed the UI and when they got rid they freed up more ram for games which the base X1 really needed so I understand why they did it but yeah I really like it. I remember watching The Ryder Cup while playing Skyrim over the weekend. :lol:

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - NBA 2K19 and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six F2P until Sunday
by rinks » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:50 am

The new 1X bundle with the three Metro games is £400 at Argos.

EDIT: Now the same price at Amazon, but with a free copy of Fallout 76 chucked in. Option to add Crackdown 3 for £20 extra.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - NBA 2K19/Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six F2P until Sun. Super Bomberman/Star Wars Jedi Knight free with Gol
by rinks » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:20 pm

Xbox gift cards are the Hot Deal again on Microsoft Rewards, £5 = 5000 points. I've been waiting for this before I cash in. Not as good a saving as before, but still worth taking advantage of if you've got the points.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - NBA 2K19/Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six F2P until Sun. Super Bomberman/Star Wars Jedi Knight free with Gol
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:31 pm

Could i use this credit against any xbox product (including gold promo codes, game pass etc?) I saw something in the small print saying it has to be spent within 90 days. Is that right or did i misunderstand?

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by rinks » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:43 pm

I think it's usually 5850 points. Not a huge discount. Don't know how long it will be available, but it's only changed in the last few days, so I'd expect it to be around for at least a week.

Yes, it has to be spent within 90 days. Never been a problem for me!

I'm not sure if you can use the credit to then buy Gold/Pass subs. Probably not.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - NBA 2K19/Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six F2P until Sun. Super Bomberman/Star Wars Jedi Knight free with Gol
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:58 pm

rinks wrote:I think it's usually 5850 points. Not a huge discount. Don't know how long it will be available, but it's only changed in the last few days, so I'd expect it to be around for at least a week.

Yes, it has to be spent within 90 days. Never been a problem for me!

I'm not sure if you can use the credit to then buy Gold/Pass subs. Probably not.


Thanks for the reply. Might hold on to my points for now then. I don't see me buying anything on the store as there is so much stuff i want to play on Game Pass

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - NBA 2K19/Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six F2P until Sun. Super Bomberman/Star Wars Jedi Knight free with Gol
by BID0 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:42 pm

20 percent off for a limited time or while supplies last. Redeem this Hot Deal before 18/03/2019 for just 5,000 points!


£5 was around 5,500 points up until Monday and was 4,410 in the last sale

If you don’t need the credit now, I’d recommend waiting for the “Microsoft gift card” to go on offer. It’s still sitting at around 5,500 and is usually the next thing to be discounted after the Xbox gift card offer is over.

also to note these gift cards have a 3 month expiry - so that’s another reason to not spend your points if you have nothing on the horizon

You can spend it on anything on the Microsoft store... consoles, laptops, subscriptions, games, apps, download addons etc

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - NBA 2K19/Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six F2P until Sun. Super Bomberman/Star Wars Jedi Knight free with Gol
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:03 pm

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20 percent off for a limited time or while supplies last. Redeem this Hot Deal before 18/03/2019 for just 5,000 points!


£5 was around 5,500 points up until Monday and was 4,410 in the last sale

If you don’t need the credit now, I’d recommend waiting for the “Microsoft gift card” to go on offer. It’s still sitting at around 5,500 and is usually the next thing to be discounted after the Xbox gift card offer is over.

also to note these gift cards have a 3 month expiry - so that’s another reason to not spend your points if you have nothing on the horizon

You can spend it on anything on the Microsoft store... consoles, laptops, subscriptions, games, apps, download add-ons etc


Thanks for that. I think i remember reading that the Microsoft one and Xbox one are essentially interchangeable in their application. Is that accurate? Can i use the Xbox gift card for all the same things or are some things gated from its use?

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - NBA 2K19/Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six F2P until Sun. Super Bomberman/Star Wars Jedi Knight free with Gol
by BID0 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:55 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
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20 percent off for a limited time or while supplies last. Redeem this Hot Deal before 18/03/2019 for just 5,000 points!


£5 was around 5,500 points up until Monday and was 4,410 in the last sale

If you don’t need the credit now, I’d recommend waiting for the “Microsoft gift card” to go on offer. It’s still sitting at around 5,500 and is usually the next thing to be discounted after the Xbox gift card offer is over.

also to note these gift cards have a 3 month expiry - so that’s another reason to not spend your points if you have nothing on the horizon

You can spend it on anything on the Microsoft store... consoles, laptops, subscriptions, games, apps, download add-ons etc


Thanks for that. I think i remember reading that the Microsoft one and Xbox one are essentially interchangeable in their application. Is that accurate? Can i use the Xbox gift card for all the same things or are some things gated from its use?

Yes redeeming either type will get added to the same wallet. You can find your balance by logging in to your Microsoft account on a browser and checking "Payment and Billing". You'll also see if any of your wallet credit has an expiry date and it will tell you how much is due to expire and the day. Only promotional credit expires generally (like what you get form Microsoft rewards. Sometimes Amazon and CDkeys will sell credit that has a few months expiry on too)


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