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Xbox / Re: Microsoft have brought bethesda
« on: September 22, 2020, 09:25:52 AM »
PC too - most of those will go into the Xbox Play Anywhere programme so you can play it on both PC and Xbox.

There's a lot of excitement about the chances of 'Fallout New Vegas 2' by Obsidian, but honestly I think MS should leave them to develop their own ideas still, I'd be more interested in MS finally forcing Bethesda to scrap the creation engine and use something that doesn't crash my Xbox!

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Xbox / Re: Xbox price rumours
« on: September 18, 2020, 10:17:54 AM »
The Series S may seem like a decent option if you want to go the digital route but I was listening to a streamer talk about it and he made a lot of sense. Especially when it came to the graphics options in the S which are lower than the spec of the X. As part of that lower spec, when you crunch the numbers (and I can't remeber what he said word for word but) certain games required more VRAM than is available to play at quoted resolution/framerate.I guess time will tell; comparison below.

I think I'm going to wait a while, I like the idea of getting a new console and potentially (once the trade ins start happening) I might pick up a OneX second hand but there's lots of information out there predicting what may happen but I'd like to see what will happen  8)

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Xbox / Re: EA Play ( Access) being added to Game Pass Ultimate
« on: September 18, 2020, 10:12:11 AM »
I've always wanted a disc drive in my consoles, maybe I'm a traditionalist too but, I also like playing my blu-rays too and the lack of a dedicated True 4K blu-ray drive would really piss me off.
The vast majority of films I stream from Sky On Demand are HD, not True 4K, so does that mean streaming True 4K (and not upscaled 2K or upscaled HD) is considered too much for the UK internet to handle in general? I know that a large number of gamers, not all but a large number, have decent or very decent download speeds but the rest of the UK?? I'd be surprised if the UK in general had decent DL speeds and so many people get sold on things like BT's advert for "best wi-fi blah blah blah" but that doesn't mean shit if you've got a crap DL speed anyway, just saying.
One other thing, how many parents are likely to opt for the cheaper console only to find out that everything has to be downloaded, young gamers who have no say on what their parents get for broadband and up with a capped service of 25-50GB a month deals, they are screwed for downloading games if it is not stored on a disc. Just a few of my thoughts on this.

Streaming I've really only started using a lot in lockdown - I have Netflix and Amazon Prime - but I haven't tried 4k yet. I'm with BT for i'net and get 30Mbps on copper wire not fibre, I'd imagine yes if I want a DL only console I'd want a faster service but mine is at least uncapped and not subject to traffic management. I say though capped internet really shouldnt be a thing at all nowadays, especially given the current climate!

>  only to find out that everything has to be downloaded

I already hear tales from people at work that they have to manage their kids download habits otherwise their network dies as little johhny and stacey are downloading everything!

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The Garrison / Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
« on: September 17, 2020, 14:04:43 PM »
I think there's capacity to manage and deal with this, but not if too many people just ignore all the warnings about how to do things safely and that's what is starting to go wrong now.


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Xbox / Re: EA Play ( Access) being added to Game Pass Ultimate
« on: September 17, 2020, 08:24:10 AM »
Really, there is nobody here chatting. Iíll keep it brief then, PlayStation digital gets my vote

I'm really debating with myself wether to go all digital now, the traditionlist in me wants to keep the drive but in reality I've bought less than half the games on disc for XboxOne than I did for Xbox360. And many games get completely replaced in time so the disc is a licence only, no more.


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Xbox / Re: EA Play ( Access) being added to Game Pass Ultimate
« on: September 15, 2020, 08:17:40 AM »
This is the deal I want to go for.

Its not bad is it, Game Pass Ultimate + Console for < £30. Not sure they're not losing money on that lol!

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Xbox / Re: Xbox price rumours
« on: September 15, 2020, 08:14:17 AM »
I think the price is decent but doing these split systems waters down the release.

I don't think it will, it's only 2 systems to pick from.

I just wish both had a disc drive as I like the Series S more, but I don't want to be locked into digital only because of the closed marketplace MS has.

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Xbox / Re: EA Play ( Access) being added to Game Pass Ultimate
« on: September 10, 2020, 09:52:54 AM »
There was a lot announced yesterday including this. I'm really interested now in the Xbox All Access programme which for £28.99/m I'd get Series X, Game Pass Ultimate and now EA Access as well. It's a 24 month contract and you keep the console at the end though you'd need to buy Gamepass again at that time.

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The Garrison / Re: What are you watching?
« on: September 09, 2020, 07:53:17 AM »
The Last Movie Star - I'll take it thanks, Burt Reynolds is great and apparently the director wrote this for him.

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Xbox / Re: Xbox price rumours
« on: September 08, 2020, 12:53:26 PM »
https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-series-x-and-xbox-series-s-release-date-and-price-finally-revealed?amp&__twitter_impression=true
https://twitter.com/xboxuk/status/1303246742519984129/photo/1

$299 for the Series S (Confirmed as £249 UK)
$499 for the Series X

Both too high for me, I don't like the digital only approach of the S but if it had a disc drive I'd condsider it. The X is way over what I'd pay currently for a console so I'll be waiting a while before I upgrade.

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The Garrison / Re: What are you watching?
« on: September 08, 2020, 11:19:39 AM »
Watched them both a few months back and really enjoyed both films.

Anything similar you'd reccomend?

I watched The Dead Don't Die last night, interesting take on the Zombie theme but the story was not as good as the cast deserved I felt.

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The Garrison / What are you watching?
« on: September 07, 2020, 15:26:04 PM »
** Am I going mad? I could have sworn we had one of these already! **

I've just watched A Quiet Place and Bird Box. Both horror films with similar premises (can't make noise/can't use eyes) but AQP is much better done than BB though I enjoyed both. If you like suspenseful horror then don't ready anything about these and watch them!

PS John Malkovich in Bird Box is brilliant, though he is genrally great in anything!

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Xbox / Re: Xbox price rumours
« on: August 24, 2020, 11:51:20 AM »
Ive heard the price of the new Xbox & Playstation are gonna be priced between £500 to £600 in the UK, which at that price, im decided im not getting any, Id rather upgrade my PC for that amount

I think a lot of people may think that, especially MS now does Gamepass and Play Anywhere accross PC and Xbox so you're library is available on both.

There's going to be two consoles next generation from Microsoft so I think they will be around £400 and £600

There are - Xbox Series S is the other one and it's a halfway machine between One X and Series X but it is digital only so not for me. Some spec's leaked a few days ago: https://www.tomsguide.com/uk/news/xbox-series-s-leak-teases-1440p-budget-games-console.

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Xbox / Re: Xbox price rumours
« on: August 24, 2020, 10:32:23 AM »
£400+ is too rich for me, especially now they lost Halo Infinite until next year. There's a handful of new titles that look promising but I've been burnt too often this generation on games that have been disaapointng and I should have waited on them.

I'm actually more likely to get a Xbox One X before a Series X.

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Xbox / Re: What are you currently playing on Xbox?
« on: August 18, 2020, 09:53:47 AM »
Halo CE, 2 and 3

Ok they're old games and I'm a complete Halo fanboy but it's nice to go through the originally trilogy every so often. I played via Master Chief Collection and though there is an updated graphics option for CE + 2 I prefer the original which is all now in HD.

I think my favourite part of all these is still whenever you combine vehicle and on-foot combat, to me no other game does that better. Otherwise I don't have more to say that hasn't already been said about these great games 8)

Onto ODST, 4+5 next  :D

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