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Xbox / Re: Microsoft have brought bethesda
« Last post by WiggyDiggyPoo 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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Playstation / Re: Deathloop - Thoughts?
« Last post by DEADDOLL666 on September 22, 2020, 06:09:03 AM »
Now MS have brought ZeniMax. This will be added to game pass. So Iíll play it on there lol
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Xbox / Microsoft have brought bethesda
« Last post by DEADDOLL666 on September 21, 2020, 15:15:58 PM »
https://xbx.lv/2ZW31r7

Thatís a lot of Xbox exclusives coming in the future
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Playstation / Re: Deathloop - Thoughts?
« Last post by DEADDOLL666 on September 20, 2020, 21:06:58 PM »
Iím not too sure about it yet. Think Iíd get it once cheap but Iím not super hyped for it.
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Xbox / Re: Xbox price rumours
« Last post by WiggyDiggyPoo 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
« Last post by WiggyDiggyPoo 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.
« Last post by skyshadow5 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
« Last post by skyshadow5 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
« Last post by skyshadow5 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
« Last post by skyshadow5 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