Xbox Series X|S Thread - Power Your Dreams. Perfectly Dark.

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PostRe: Xbox Series X|S Thread - Power Your Dreams. Perfectly Dark.
by KjGarly » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:09 pm

Bought Control UE from CDKeys, started the download and noticed there was also a download to start thats marked as Series X/S. Is it optimised now? Thought it was the start of Feb when the update happens for digital copies of the game?

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by rinks » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:25 pm

KjGarly wrote:Bought Control UE from CDKeys, started the download and noticed there was also a download to start thats marked as Series X/S. Is it optimised now? Thought it was the start of Feb when the update happens for digital copies of the game?

Yeah, the X/S file is just a placeholder. It’s due 2nd Feb.

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by jiggles » Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:26 pm

My Xbox Series X order has been stuck in “packing” limbo since last Thursday so I summoned the spirit of Usher and within an hour it was shipped.

twitter.com/pyxl_8/status/1351215299081728006



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by Monkey Man » Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:52 pm



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by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:00 pm

jiggles wrote:My Xbox Series X order has been stuck in “packing” limbo since last Thursday so I summoned the spirit of Usher and within an hour it was shipped.

twitter.com/pyxl_8/status/1351215299081728006



:lol:


Mine is a still stuck in packing limbo.

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by jiggles » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:17 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
jiggles wrote:My Xbox Series X order has been stuck in “packing” limbo since last Thursday so I summoned the spirit of Usher and within an hour it was shipped.

twitter.com/pyxl_8/status/1351215299081728006



:lol:


Mine is a still stuck in packing limbo.


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by jiggles » Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:55 pm

Well it’s here. Really like the look of it. Got a bunch of stuff downloading but as they were coming down it occurred to me they’re all excellent, but old games I’ve played a bit before. Kind of deflated the “new console” excitement.

I suppose you could say I got this thing to play the PC games I’ve not really had the chance to of late, and for the promise of Microsoft games to come, but I’ve no immediate desire to play anything on it just yet.

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by rinks » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:52 am

I did kind of wonder why you were bothering getting one.

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by jiggles » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:51 pm

I have a lot of games on it I want to play, I’m just in the middle of some other games I want to play more this week.

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by jiggles » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:54 pm

Well, anyway, I’ve spent a little time playing with it now. The UI, while I’m not a huge fan of the home menu layout, definitely seems smarter in terms of serving up the bits you’d want to get to when you open it in game. And the labelling on the audio and video settings is miles ahead of PS5’s arcane AV choices. Dolby Atmos being right there is excellent, and sounds great in my Atmos setup, but unfortunately, the delay is too great to be usable for games.

I’ve only tried 4 games so far from Game Pass, but aside from Ori and the Will of the Wisps (looking absolutely astonishing at 4K/120 with HDR on my OLED), I don’t think my choices left a particularly good first impression. Subnautica is disappointingly locked at 30fps, Call of the Sea has some inexplicable frame rate issues for such a technically light looking game, and Spiritfarer’s title screen menu is literally broken (the press any button prompt never goes away, the cursor is invisible so you don’t know what option you’re selecting, and if you save and quit from in game, you can never get control of the menu back). Of course, none of these are the fault the the hardware, and not enough to deter me from playing these games further, it’s just my gooseberry fool luck

Edit: Apparently they’ve left the dev console in the subnautica release and it’s possible to turn off vsync so it pushes it to 60. Hot diggidy

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by Pedz » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:56 am

I have yet to see stock pop up at Smyths, but now it's saying stock is expected in Feb where as up until yesterday it was stock due in January. Shite.

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:47 pm

jiggles wrote:Well, anyway, I’ve spent a little time playing with it now. The UI, while I’m not a huge fan of the home menu layout, definitely seems smarter in terms of serving up the bits you’d want to get to when you open it in game. And the labelling on the audio and video settings is miles ahead of PS5’s arcane AV choices. Dolby Atmos being right there is excellent, and sounds great in my Atmos setup, but unfortunately, the delay is too great to be usable for games.

I’ve only tried 4 games so far from Game Pass, but aside from Ori and the Will of the Wisps (looking absolutely astonishing at 4K/120 with HDR on my OLED), I don’t think my choices left a particularly good first impression. Subnautica is disappointingly locked at 30fps, Call of the Sea has some inexplicable frame rate issues for such a technically light looking game, and Spiritfarer’s title screen menu is literally broken (the press any button prompt never goes away, the cursor is invisible so you don’t know what option you’re selecting, and if you save and quit from in game, you can never get control of the menu back). Of course, none of these are the fault the the hardware, and not enough to deter me from playing these games further, it’s just my gooseberry fool luck

Edit: Apparently they’ve left the dev console in the subnautica release and it’s possible to turn off vsync so it pushes it to 60. Hot diggidy

I put in about 5 hours on Spiritfarer on Series X after playing around the same amount on One S and have had no issues with it (aside from Quick Resume being as knackered on that as every other game).

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by jiggles » Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:21 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
jiggles wrote:Well, anyway, I’ve spent a little time playing with it now. The UI, while I’m not a huge fan of the home menu layout, definitely seems smarter in terms of serving up the bits you’d want to get to when you open it in game. And the labelling on the audio and video settings is miles ahead of PS5’s arcane AV choices. Dolby Atmos being right there is excellent, and sounds great in my Atmos setup, but unfortunately, the delay is too great to be usable for games.

I’ve only tried 4 games so far from Game Pass, but aside from Ori and the Will of the Wisps (looking absolutely astonishing at 4K/120 with HDR on my OLED), I don’t think my choices left a particularly good first impression. Subnautica is disappointingly locked at 30fps, Call of the Sea has some inexplicable frame rate issues for such a technically light looking game, and Spiritfarer’s title screen menu is literally broken (the press any button prompt never goes away, the cursor is invisible so you don’t know what option you’re selecting, and if you save and quit from in game, you can never get control of the menu back). Of course, none of these are the fault the the hardware, and not enough to deter me from playing these games further, it’s just my gooseberry fool luck

Edit: Apparently they’ve left the dev console in the subnautica release and it’s possible to turn off vsync so it pushes it to 60. Hot diggidy

I put in about 5 hours on Spiritfarer on Series X after playing around the same amount on One S and have had no issues with it (aside from Quick Resume being as knackered on that as every other game).


It turns out it’s a known issue that goes away as soon as you have a save file so if you brought over your save from your One S that’ll be why

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:30 pm

jiggles wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:
jiggles wrote:Well, anyway, I’ve spent a little time playing with it now. The UI, while I’m not a huge fan of the home menu layout, definitely seems smarter in terms of serving up the bits you’d want to get to when you open it in game. And the labelling on the audio and video settings is miles ahead of PS5’s arcane AV choices. Dolby Atmos being right there is excellent, and sounds great in my Atmos setup, but unfortunately, the delay is too great to be usable for games.

I’ve only tried 4 games so far from Game Pass, but aside from Ori and the Will of the Wisps (looking absolutely astonishing at 4K/120 with HDR on my OLED), I don’t think my choices left a particularly good first impression. Subnautica is disappointingly locked at 30fps, Call of the Sea has some inexplicable frame rate issues for such a technically light looking game, and Spiritfarer’s title screen menu is literally broken (the press any button prompt never goes away, the cursor is invisible so you don’t know what option you’re selecting, and if you save and quit from in game, you can never get control of the menu back). Of course, none of these are the fault the the hardware, and not enough to deter me from playing these games further, it’s just my gooseberry fool luck

Edit: Apparently they’ve left the dev console in the subnautica release and it’s possible to turn off vsync so it pushes it to 60. Hot diggidy

I put in about 5 hours on Spiritfarer on Series X after playing around the same amount on One S and have had no issues with it (aside from Quick Resume being as knackered on that as every other game).


It turns out it’s a known issue that goes away as soon as you have a save file so if you brought over your save from your One S that’ll be why

Interesting. That's a pity for those just coming to it on Series X as it's a lovely game.

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by Photek » Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:47 pm

Usually knows his stuff

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:29 am

Hoping for Max Payne 2.

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by Buffalo » Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:13 am

Binary Domain or I riot.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:21 am

God that game was great.

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by Pedz » Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:24 am

Sonic 06, please.

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by Buffalo » Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:25 am

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:God that game was great.


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