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  • superdelphinus 14 Nov 2019 21:26:00 10,155 posts
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    HarryB wrote:
    They just showed flight simulator on the Gamepass reel and it only said PC...!
    Yes they’ve said they’re going to sort it out in pc first and then get it on Xbox later - presumably Scarlett
  • SiroccoJetProp 14 Nov 2019 21:27:02 301 posts
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    superdelphinus wrote:
    HarryB wrote:
    They just showed flight simulator on the Gamepass reel and it only said PC...!
    Yes they’ve said they’re going to sort it out in pc first and then get it on Xbox later - presumably Scarlett
    I sort of thought that but they did specifically mention Xbox One. Wouldn't be surprising if it was pushed to Scarlett though
  • superdelphinus 14 Nov 2019 21:31:16 10,155 posts
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    Yeah - all of the stuff the developers have said they’ve just said Xbox without being specific. But I don’t think it comes out on PC until late next year probably, so makes sense it’ll come to a later Xbox, later.
  • Ror 14 Nov 2019 22:12:27 19,150 posts
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    adamasunder12 wrote:
    Ror wrote:
    Just a reminder that the X019 stream will be on in about 45 mins, and it sounds like it'll be a pretty good show.
    God, I love your optimism. :D
    :D I thought it was pretty good! New IP from Rare, Obsidian and DONTNOD, Yakuza finally coming to Xbox (on Game Pass at launch, no less), FF games going into Game Pass (ok, I already own them all, but outlets are reporting that FFXIV is also coming), and xCloud making Stadia look a bit pointless.
  • Malek86 14 Nov 2019 22:17:32 9,188 posts
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    It was good overall, very good even.

    I just wish they would stop with all the "woohoo" crowd and cringy salesman tone. It feels like they are still stuck in a time when E3 was the most relevant thing ever.
  • HarryB 14 Nov 2019 22:44:06 7,478 posts
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    Too much rehash nothing particularly new

    Edited by HarryB at 22:44:17 14-11-2019
  • ChiefGB 15 Nov 2019 00:29:16 11,722 posts
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    It was all put together with an energy that was hard to ignore. The live stuff was a bit cringy but there was a lot of stuff in it and really feels like the momentum is swinging back in the green corner of late.
    New rare game artistically looks breathtaking (god knows what it’s about) and gamepass is still looking too good to be true. Quite a few titles of interest on the way and some nice top ups to gamepass along the way.
  • hedben2013 15 Nov 2019 15:02:11 1,273 posts
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    General_Martok wrote:
    @hedben2013


    It won't let you use it until you sign up to the insider programme and you need a Bluetooth controller to use it.

    On top of that I think it only works on certain phones at the moment but not sure. I'm using a galaxy note 9.
    Checking back in on this- my phone's fine, but I have to be in the insider program for at least 3 months before I get a chance of being invited to an alpha, beta or omega circle. The streaming app is already in omega with loads of people so chances are it will be available to everyone by then anyway. Ah well.

    EDIT- Just weird that it was promoted to me by the Play store if it's not on general release yet

    Edited by hedben2013 at 15:03:11 15-11-2019
  • robthehermit 15 Nov 2019 15:39:37 7,553 posts
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    Not that I'll probably ever use it because if I'm at home I can just use the xbone anyway, but what's the best (and by best I mostly mean cheapest) to get 5ghz wifi out of my shitty sky hub? I'm assuming just adding a half decent dual band router to it and connecting to that should do the job. Any recommendations that I should be keeping an eye on in the coming sales?
  • Ror 16 Nov 2019 14:57:01 19,150 posts
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    Went to that there X019 yesterday. Had a go on Grounded, which was quite fun - I think it could end up being a good laugh in co-op (though the 15 minute demo was SP-only, they said it's 1-4 players).

    Also went to the xCloud area, where they were giving out controller clips for free. I've been in the preview since it started, but hadn't gotten around to trying it yet as I didn't fancy trying to balance my phone on my knee or something.

    I had a brief go of Halo 5 and Gears 5 over xCloud, and my first thought was that the image quality was excellent. I did see a little bit of artifacting every now and then, but it cleared up very quickly. There was definitely a noticeable bit of input latency, but it felt a little bit more responsive than playing on a TV with no game mode, for instance, so I think you'd adjust fairly quickly. I definitely wouldn't use it for MP or anything, though. I do think it would be very handy if you're, say, staying with family over Christmas and fancy getting a bit of gaming in here and there.
  • Ror 17 Nov 2019 00:52:53 19,150 posts
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    I've played about four hours of Shenmue 2 on my phone this evening thanks to that clip and xCloud. Handy!
  • ChiefGB 17 Nov 2019 01:34:52 11,722 posts
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    I assume the x cloud shit is only good if you own the games digitally?
  • Ror 17 Nov 2019 13:10:31 19,150 posts
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    Good question, I'll have to test that later. I've been playing Shenmue II, which is obviously on Game Pass.
  • Ror 17 Nov 2019 13:11:54 19,150 posts
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    Having said that, there are two options - xCloud itself, which streams from MS' servers and has a small-ish selection atm, and console streaming, which is what I was using last night for Shenmue II, which streams from your console while it's in instant on mode (the console itself doesn't turn on).

    Might be the case that if you have a disc in, you can play that. I'll have to try it out later.
  • Baihu1983 17 Nov 2019 13:22:42 11,788 posts
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    I'm assuming Yakuza isn't only on gamepass? Just cause that's all that was mentioned in the trailer
  • Malek86 17 Nov 2019 13:37:16 9,188 posts
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    I don't think there are any games that are only available on Game Pass.
  • Ror 17 Nov 2019 22:15:37 19,150 posts
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    Right, just checked. If you have the disc in the system, you can play that over console streaming, which I expected. If you try to launch a game you own on disc without inserting the disc, it won't work. As I also expected.
  • General_Martok 18 Nov 2019 08:59:22 952 posts
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    hedben2013 wrote:
    General_Martok wrote:
    @hedben2013


    It won't let you use it until you sign up to the insider programme and you need a Bluetooth controller to use it.

    On top of that I think it only works on certain phones at the moment but not sure. I'm using a galaxy note 9.
    Checking back in on this- my phone's fine, but I have to be in the insider program for at least 3 months before I get a chance of being invited to an alpha, beta or omega circle. The streaming app is already in omega with loads of people so chances are it will be available to everyone by then anyway. Ah well.

    EDIT- Just weird that it was promoted to me by the Play store if it's not on general release yet
    You don't have to be on the insider programme that long to go on the omega ring. I've been in less than a month and I'm on it.
  • General_Martok 18 Nov 2019 09:01:46 952 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    Not that I'll probably ever use it because if I'm at home I can just use the xbone anyway, but what's the best (and by best I mostly mean cheapest) to get 5ghz wifi out of my shitty sky hub? I'm assuming just adding a half decent dual band router to it and connecting to that should do the job. Any recommendations that I should be keeping an eye on in the coming sales?
    I've got my shitty virgin hub connected to a netgear nighthawk router and that provides 5ghz fine. That's what I've been using for my game streaming in the house.

    That said I've tried it at my mother in laws and she only has a BT home hub and it worked fine there too.


    It does however require a seriously good mobile connection if you're planning on using it without WiFi.
    Doesn't seem to like anything less than 4g+ on Vodafone.

    Edited by General_Martok at 09:02:51 18-11-2019

    Edited by General_Martok at 09:04:19 18-11-2019
  • b-rk 18 Nov 2019 12:42:47 1,048 posts
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    Bloody Hell, look at the bling on this. O_o

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Elite-Controller-White-Gold-Xbox/dp/B0797W8RCB?pf_rd_p=5c2bdd3b-79b7-4384-8a4e-7dca6a2e3d66&pd_rd_wg=v1msK&pf_rd_r=MRRKRSBAHN28DKFAWNGB&ref_=pd_gw_rtpb&pd_rd_w=GH9fd&pd_rd_r=21cfdc12-f89b-4e46-863c-7974e3fef438

    Not bad!
  • JamboWayOh 18 Nov 2019 15:21:17 16,041 posts
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    That's fucking awful.
  • robthehermit 18 Nov 2019 15:31:58 7,553 posts
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    Yeah, I was in Game the other week to laugh at their prices and they had a load of custom controller modded stuff. It was all fucking hideous and just in case you're prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt for photos and whatnot, I can assure they look just as bad in the flesh.
  • Darth_Flibble 20 Nov 2019 22:05:42 3,761 posts
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    FYI: Borderlands 3 is free to play if you Gold or psn+ from thursday until sunday night

    https://www.vg247.com/2019/11/20/borderlands-3-will-free-play-ps4-xbox-one-weekend/
  • hedben2013 21 Nov 2019 08:03:38 1,273 posts
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    PSA: The Xbox Black Friday sale starts tomorrow for Gold or Game Pass (and 2 days later for plebs). Details on Major Nelson's blog. I'd include examples of any particularly good discounts but the format of that thing is fucking diabolical, especially on a mobile.
  • Malek86 21 Nov 2019 09:07:40 9,188 posts
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    I'm still waiting for a sale on Crimson Skies.

    Or maybe it will go free with Gold before that.
  • Britesparc 28 Nov 2019 07:21:24 2,027 posts
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    Can anyone recommend a good four-player family game, preferably on Game Pass? I know there's a couple of racing games like Joyride and the Sonic one, and there's always Minecraft, but I'm struggling to find others that aren't brawlers or something. My kids are quite young and don't really like games where you die a lot! Thanks 😁
  • MrMumtaz 28 Nov 2019 11:05:52 1,177 posts
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    Gourmet Edition of Overcooked is about a fiver at the moment....
  • millerlfc 28 Nov 2019 14:03:13 620 posts
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    Britesparc wrote:
    Can anyone recommend a good four-player family game, preferably on Game Pass? I know there's a couple of racing games like Joyride and the Sonic one, and there's always Minecraft, but I'm struggling to find others that aren't brawlers or something. My kids are quite young and don't really like games where you die a lot! Thanks 😁
    These are all on GamePass I believe:

    Fuzion Frenzy
    Knight Squad
    Laser League
    N+
    Portal Knights
    Terraria
    Supermarket Shriek (actually only two players)

    Not GamePass but still 4-player:
    Gang Beasts
    Rayman Legends
    BADLAND

    Edited by millerlfc at 14:07:29 28-11-2019
  • KD 28 Nov 2019 14:18:03 2,253 posts
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    @Britesparc My friend has his own crew/kids in Sea of Thieves, requires more hardware but if possible try that.
  • grassyknoll 30 Nov 2019 08:26:20 718 posts
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    So, I've just got one of those doorbuster all digital Xbox Ones for 99 euros, can I just do Gamepass trails with new accounts ad infinitum? Don't plan on buying any games for it.
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