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Xbox / Re: EA Play ( Access) being added to Game Pass Ultimate
« on: October 09, 2020, 10:25:29 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!

My fears exactly, the UK in general simply does not have a good enough internet/broadband structure to move into a true digital era; only some of us do.....

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The Garrison / Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
« on: September 18, 2020, 01:25:50 AM »
My daughter was off school last Thursday / Friday (year 4). When she went back on Monday we apologised for her not being in school, the teacher hadn't even relised she wasn't there! Like WTF are the teaching staff doing then? We were so worried she would still have a residual cough or something but heard nothing from the school. Whereas a friend of ours has a daughter who started year 1, she contacted the school, told them the girl had just got over a cold and was told she couldn't attend school until she had a clear Covid-19 test, again WTF. A cold is NOT Covid jesus. Not only that she couldn't find a place closer than 2 hours driving time to get a test done, what an effing joke this all is.

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Playstation / Re: Ps5 price and release date
« on: September 18, 2020, 01:19:12 AM »
Yep seriously tempted to pre-order.

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Xbox / Re: EA Play ( Access) being added to Game Pass Ultimate
« on: September 18, 2020, 01:12:14 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.

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.

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Xbox / Re: Xbox price rumours
« on: September 18, 2020, 00:57:10 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.

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.

Processor
Series S: CPU. 8X Cores @ 3.6 GHz (3.4 GHz w/SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
Series X: CPU. 8X Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU

Memory
Series S: GPU. 4 TFLOPS, 20 CUs @1.565 GHz
Series X: GPU. 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU

Series S: Memory. 10GB GDDR6 128 bit-wide bus:    Memory Bandwidth. 8 GB @ 224 GB/s, 2 GB @ 56 GB/s.
Series X: Memory. 16GB GDDR6 w/320 bit-wide bus : Memory Bandwidth. 10 GB @ 560 GB/s, 6 GB @ 336 GB/s.

Video Capabilities
Series S: Gaming Resolution. 1440p
Series X: Gaming Resolution. True 4K

Series S & X: Performance Target. Up to 120 FPS
Series S & X: HDMI Features. Auto Low Latency Mode. HDMI Variable Refresh Rate. AMD FreeSync.

Series S: -/-
Series X: High Dynamic Range. Up to 8K HDR

Series S: -/-
Series X: Optical Drive. 4K UHD Blu-Ray

Sound
Series S & X:
Dolby Digital 5.1 : Dolby TrueHD with Atmos : DTS 5.1 : Up to 7.1 L-PCM

Connectivity
Series S & X:
HDMI. 1x HDMI 2.1 port
USB. 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
Wireless. 802.11ac dual band
Ethernet. 802.3 10/100/1000
Accessories radio. Dedicated dual band Xbox Wireless radio

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Playstation / Re: Last of us part 2
« on: September 03, 2020, 15:54:03 PM »
Anyone tried grounded mode yet? I finished it on survivor which was tough enough. Iíve started but just got to the first bit as abbie and decided I want to wait until the game feels fresh again. I had just done 2 play throughs and Watched my parter play it.

On my 2nd playthrough atm to get the missing items/parts and once that's done I'll be having a go at grounded. Not grounded permadeath though, flippin hec that's mental!

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Playstation / Re: Last of us part 2
« on: July 26, 2020, 13:00:41 PM »
I heard it is the same gameplay mechanics as the last game but with a different narrative, is this true?

Pretty much yes.

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The Garrison / Re: Footy Season - 2020 How does it end?
« on: July 02, 2020, 16:39:40 PM »
I was 21/22 then - Blimey, I feel REALLY old now  :o

You and me both mate  :-\

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The Garrison / Re: Footy Season - 2020 How does it end?
« on: July 02, 2020, 16:23:31 PM »
Yep, the last season before the change to the Premier League 1989-1990

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Introductions / Re: Hello *waves*
« on: July 02, 2020, 16:20:32 PM »
I went through a spell of not playing any console games for a long time and with Forza Motorsport going downhill since the release of FM5 I've been playing stuff on PC instead but not racing games. I'm liking the look of GT7 so that might tempt me back if the console is reasonably priced.

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Playstation / Re: GT7 - Thoughts?
« on: July 01, 2020, 23:23:08 PM »
Gotta say what we did see of the Trial Mountain circuit loooked very impressive and a single player career mode is very welcome too. But overall we didn't actually get to see much, as the GT7 footage seemed to show the same few corners again and again rather than showing us a full lap, why wouldn't they show us full lap? I don't want to see the same corners 10 times, show me more! The cutscene footage in the garage was always going to look fantastic ..... because it's a cut-scene  ::) 
The picture quality which I think was in 4K (correct me if I'm wrong) was brilliant though even on my 1080p PC monitor so should look amazing on my 4K HDR TV; keep those trailers coming Polyphony.

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Playstation / Re: Last of us part 2
« on: July 01, 2020, 20:17:50 PM »
I am playing TLOU2 at the moment and it is amazing. I also saw a load of negative reviews but I now know that they were written by bigotted arseholes who and Xbox fanboys lol.
From what I have seen in the 8 ish hours I have been playing this game (and no I'm not going to spoil any of it), the story, the music, the cut-scene stories and absolutely the gameplay are phenominal.
It has been a very, very, very long time since I bought a console game and this was absolutely worth the day one price as far as I am concerned.

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Playstation / Re: PS5 Design - Thoughts?
« on: July 01, 2020, 20:12:23 PM »
I guess the design is about the internals as much as anything..


And i am not sure that will go in most peoples tv stands lol.

I was thinking along those lines when I looked at it as there doesn't seem to be an obvious way to position it horizontally; same with the XSX too by the look of it. Neither would fit on my dedicated console tower which currently holds a PS4, XB1X & Xbox 360 all horizontally.

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Playstation / Re: PS5 Launch Event
« on: July 01, 2020, 20:08:24 PM »
Overall 2 or 3 games got my attention and it was good to see the beast and hopefully they do a black model as I'm not a fan of white tech.

Agreed, all my current consoles and PC / monitors etc are black so a white monstrosity would just be so out of place and I'm guessing the same goes for a lot of people.

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Playstation / Re: [PS] What are you currently playing?
« on: July 01, 2020, 20:05:21 PM »
I am playing TLOU2 at the moment and it is amazing. On release day I read so many negative reviews (and it began to worry me) but now I know that they were all from bigotted arseholes who didn't like the fact the main heroine of the story is not a "straight white female" but is instead LGBTQ+
From what I have seen in the 8 ish hours I have been playing this game (and no I'm not going to spoil any of it), that fact is literally a side note to the main story arc and personally I think they have got it spot on. It has been a very, very, very long time since I bought a console game and this was absolutely worth the day one price as far as I am concerned.

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