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  • shuffles 28 Aug 2019 18:29:42 290 posts
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    If I rent a movie in HD from the Xbox store will it stream or download?

    Our internet is terrible and would be a blurry mess/defeat the purpose of renting HD.

    Secondly, is there a massive difference between HD on the Xbox store and Ultra 4K Blu Ray?

    Cheers in advance!

    Edited by shuffles at 18:30:27 28-08-2019
  • Malek86 28 Aug 2019 18:48:06 9,126 posts
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    As far as I know, movies from the Xbox store can only be streamed.

    Don't have a 4K TV, so I can't help with that. I can tell you however, that the couple times I've rented a movie from there, it didn't look all that much worse than Bluray. But of course, if you have crap internet, that is pointless anyway.
  • Darth_Flibble 28 Aug 2019 19:07:01 3,728 posts
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    If you have a 360 you download films but with the xbox one is streaming only.

    4k blu ray is always better than just a 1080P HD on xbox
  • Malek86 28 Aug 2019 19:46:27 9,126 posts
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    Do 4K movies even look any better if you only have a 1080p TV? Maybe the colors look better, I dunno.
  • Malek86 30 Aug 2019 20:47:02 9,126 posts
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    So, Blair Witch is delivering the creepiness so far. Much better than Layers of Fear in that regard, so that's good. Also, you can play Snake on your Nokia 3310-like mobile phone.
  • HarryB 6 Sep 2019 07:59:24 7,464 posts
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    Anyone tell me where to get some Xbox live sub for cheap? £50 on Amazon is a bit steep .. cheers
  • Red_Bool 6 Sep 2019 08:47:32 1,868 posts
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    @HarryB
    instant-gaming: 12 months, £40,16

    Not sure I'd call it 'cheap', but that's the lowest I've found on a site that I trust.
  • HarryB 6 Sep 2019 23:31:03 7,464 posts
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    Got it in the end for £34 from cdkeys then paid a quid to get ultimate. Woohoo. Gears 5 split screen coop
  • Red_Bool 7 Sep 2019 12:57:39 1,868 posts
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    HarryB wrote:
    Got it in the end for £34 from cdkeys then paid a quid to get ultimate. Woohoo. Gears 5 split screen coop
    Hmmm, I missed that one. Guess I only saw the worldwide sub, which is more expensive than the EU one.
  • Buztafen 16 Sep 2019 15:56:45 17,509 posts
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    So I made a random impulse buy over the weekend...

    Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition from a Retro Games Fair in Leeds. I haggled the guy down to £180.

    Hopefully its a worthwhile purchase to bridge the gap between my aging Xbox One OG and Project Scarlett.
  • JamboWayOh 16 Sep 2019 15:58:59 15,740 posts
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    I think you made quite a good purchase there, especially for the price.
  • Buztafen 16 Sep 2019 16:02:55 17,509 posts
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    Yeah I dont think it did too bad. It was fully boxed and came with new cables (he swapped it out for newly purchased Gears 5 edition and couldn't be bothered to change the cables).

    It was missing the controller and if im nitpicking, which do...constantly, it has the tiniest nick in the plastic case on a corner...but thats where the haggling came in.

    It seems to work great and there's a distinct lack of pubes/smell of stale nerd sweat/jizz so...YAY!
  • Buztafen 16 Sep 2019 16:06:37 17,509 posts
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    Gears 5 blew me away when i booted it up. I've got it on PC too (running on a GTX 780 3gb) which normal trounces the Xbox One in all games...not even close this time.
  • Pipedream 16 Sep 2019 18:53:42 487 posts
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    I really donít get the love for Gears 5. I thought it was bland, repetitive, and unimaginative.

    Like my life
  • JamboWayOh 16 Sep 2019 19:51:50 15,740 posts
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    Pipedream wrote:
    I really donít get the love for Gears 5. I thought it was bland, repetitive, and unimaginative.

    Like my life
    OK...good for you.
  • Darth_Flibble 16 Sep 2019 20:02:10 3,728 posts
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    MS need to piss off with all their ninja mixer shit on the dash and ms rewards, they are even giving away some subscription for him
  • kentmonkey 16 Sep 2019 20:26:00 23,191 posts
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    Darth_Flibble wrote:
    MS need to piss off with all their ninja mixer shit on the dash and ms rewards, they are even giving away some subscription for him
    This. Actually just fuck off with mixer. I've checked it twice. Both times the halfwits on video we're either using homophobic or racist language, were pleading for likes or whatever the mixer equivalent is, genuinely terrible at what they were playing (despite seemingly meant to be at least decent based on their patter) and generally had the likeability of somebody trying to stop me in the street and sell me PPI cover.

    It's fucking awful. It's not somewhere I would want my son to spend anytime watching through fear of what he would see (or more likely hear) and I don't want it thrust in front of my face like some 12" rampant rabbit every time I log on to my Xbox.

    /Woosar
    /Rubs ears
    /Rocks gently
  • Britesparc 20 Sep 2019 09:32:26 2,023 posts
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    I'm having a weird thing at the moment where whenever I switch accounts (not logging out, just switching) it's asking for passwords. As my kids play on the Xbox it's very annoying. It think it's been since the last update. As far as I can tell all my settings are "no barriers". This happening to anyone else?

    I'm in the preview, which might explain it.
  • Ror 20 Sep 2019 11:45:23 19,037 posts
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    Good news for those that hate Mixer - the latest dash does away with that blade altogether.

    Actually, it does away with all blades entirely. Everything is on one screen.

    Not sure I like it.
  • JamboWayOh 20 Sep 2019 11:50:21 15,740 posts
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    Bring back og x360 blades!
  • Darth_Flibble 20 Sep 2019 11:56:18 3,728 posts
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    I think its good idea as you can jump to the store from the main screen without having to slide across the tabs
  • Ror 20 Sep 2019 12:13:56 19,037 posts
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    It's definitely quicker, but I quite liked having the tabs (that would've been a better word to use than blade, wouldn't it?). I used to tab across to the social feed and see what people on my FL had posted fairly often, and that seems to be gone altogether.

    Now, what is even the point of me spamming loads of Halo clips if no one is ever going to see them :p
  • Malek86 20 Sep 2019 12:16:28 9,126 posts
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    I don't care as long as it's quicker. Does it still run slow as hell when you try to move between pins the first time?

    Actually, the current dashboard used to be quick too, then suddenly it became crap seemingly without reason. I still don't know what's up with that.

    Edited by Malek86 at 12:16:50 20-09-2019
  • Graxlar_v3 20 Sep 2019 13:34:31 8,340 posts
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    Ror wrote:
    It's definitely quicker, but I quite liked having the tabs (that would've been a better word to use than blade, wouldn't it?). I used to tab across to the social feed and see what people on my FL had posted fairly often, and that seems to be gone altogether.

    Now, what is even the point of me spamming loads of Halo clips if no one is ever going to see them :p
    You always have WhatsApp to spam
  • Ror 20 Sep 2019 14:08:50 19,037 posts
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    @Graxlar_v3 Good to know, thanks.
  • Ror 26 Sep 2019 22:39:15 19,037 posts
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    Games with Gold Oct have been announced, so might as well list them in here for those that missed them.

    XBO
    Tembo the Badass Elephant (1-31/10)
    Friday the 13th (16/10-15/11)

    360
    Disney's Bolt (1-15/10)
    Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (16-31/10)

    Not the best month ever. NG3 is worth having for completions sake, even if I hear it's a bit poo (never played it myself), and I remember thinking Tembo was decent when I tried the demo.
  • MrFlay 28 Sep 2019 09:29:59 4,274 posts
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    Google Assistant now works with Xbox. You can use voice to pause, resume, turn on and of and so on. It works perfectly.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxinsiders/comments/d9jcjf/get_started_with_xbox_for_google_assistant/
  • shuffles 29 Sep 2019 13:13:05 290 posts
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  • FIFAfan 15 Oct 2019 14:00:27 242 posts
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    Active Soccer 2019 - anyone played this? Fun game? Many players online?

    Looking for a casual alternative to FIFA, for when I'm after a less competitive online footie game!
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