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  • JamboWayOh 2 Apr 2021 11:59:58 23,585 posts
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    Britesparc wrote:
    I've currently got an ordinary passport drive plugged into my Series X. If I replace it with a USB SSD, will I see a noticeable improvement in load times? I'm probably going to get a proper official expansion drive at some point, just wondering if an SSD was worth it in the meantime.
    I don't think it's a revolutionary improvement with an external but it's a bit faster. Honestly I wouldn't bother, the official expansion is already expensive as it is, spend your money there.
  • Britesparc 2 Apr 2021 17:58:01 2,268 posts
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    @JamboWayOh cheers, that's kinda what I thought. I need to buy a new hard drive anyway for something else, so I was wondering about getting an SSD instead and using my current Xbox HD with my computer.

    Not prepared right now to pay £200 however!
  • telboy007_v3 2 Apr 2021 18:31:52 89 posts
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    Observer system redux finally has the rays patched in, subtle but definitely adds something.
  • Wayne 2 Apr 2021 19:06:18 3,156 posts
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    @telboy007_v3 What about the frame rate? I felt it chugged a little at times on the Xbox One X.
  • telboy007_v3 2 Apr 2021 19:24:23 89 posts
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    @Wayne I've only got through the first part but it's been okay so far. There is a dynamic resolution option now, not sure if that was there previously.

    I remember it chugged a bit near the end for me when playing the launch version of system redux.
  • scott1987 2 Apr 2021 20:08:42 252 posts
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    Am I being stupid, but Xbox one x enhanced games work of an external hard drive right? Itís only series x games that need to be on the internal drive in theory?
  • JamboWayOh 2 Apr 2021 20:13:08 23,585 posts
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    scott1987 wrote:
    Am I being stupid, but Xbox one x enhanced games work of an external hard drive right? Itís only series x games that need to be on the internal drive in theory?
    Yes and yes.
  • scott1987 2 Apr 2021 20:23:23 252 posts
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    @JamboWayOh thanks amigo
  • Malek86 2 Apr 2021 22:35:48 11,915 posts
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    Just got a 10 euro gift card from MS, on my messages.

    Between that and my reward points, I could replace my copy of Halo MCC with a digital one. Although that feels a bit pointless right now, since it's included with Game Pass anyway. But then again I'm not really paying anything for it, so...
  • MacReadysChessWizard 3 Apr 2021 09:59:51 85 posts
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    @Malek86

    Just a random gift from MS? Or are you Roger Windowsí nephew or something?
  • Darth_Flibble 3 Apr 2021 11:00:56 5,101 posts
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    My friend got a message from xbox about the easter sale with £8 voucher (which is amusing as he is tight fisted git when it comes to buying games (unless its AC of fifa)
  • Malek86 3 Apr 2021 11:05:57 11,915 posts
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    MS does sometimes give out vouchers when big sales happen. They always come in Xbox messages.

    Now, do I want Halo, or should I get some OG Xbox games instead? The only one I still want are Blinx and Crimson Skies, but I have a feeling they will be given away with Gold eventually (since they have never been on sale).
  • andytheadequate 3 Apr 2021 13:04:18 9,542 posts
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    I was sent a £4 voucher from Xbox. Is there a time limit to spend it?
  • Wayne 3 Apr 2021 13:06:11 3,156 posts
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    You have ten minutes. GO GO GO!!!!
  • andytheadequate 3 Apr 2021 13:22:16 9,542 posts
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    Wayne wrote:
    You have ten minutes. GO GO GO!!!!
    Don't panic me, I'll end up buying some DLC for a game I don't own or something else stupid :)

    The message mentioned the Easter sale, so wasn't sure if it could only be used as part of that.
  • bzzct 3 Apr 2021 14:09:44 2,346 posts
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    This is what I got:

    Easter Sale starts today! Here is a special gift to help you make your first game purchase. Enjoy this 8 GBP Gift Card you can use to buy Games, Add-ons, and Movies on your Microsoft Store online. Redeem your gift card on console or Xbox.com/RedeemCode by 30/04/2021 and spend within 90 days of redemption.
    Not decided yet what to spend it on but I must admit that buying a digital version of a game I already own on disc and can access digitally through Game Pass was not my first thought...

    Edited by bzzct at 14:33:20 03-04-2021
  • Malek86 3 Apr 2021 14:39:26 11,915 posts
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    I went from an X1 to a Series S, so there are a few disc games I wanted to "upgrade" to digital. Pretty much just the old Splinter Cell titles, Halo MCC and Ninja Gaiden 2. And I got the Splinter Cell games almost for free thanks to reward points some weeks ago.

    Now, considering that Halo MCC is already on Game Pass, maybe I should get NG2 instead. Unfortunately that one is probably never going on sale again, due to Tecmo wanting to sell the remaster. And their asking price is simply too high for a thirteen years old game.

    Edited by Malek86 at 14:40:39 03-04-2021
  • nickthegun 3 Apr 2021 14:55:10 86,026 posts
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    Youíve just missed it leaving GP, too. Presumably for the same reason.

    I donít know how recently youíve played it but I found the camera made it almost unplayable. I love NG and it was nice to play NG2 at a stable frame rate but I did find myself raging at not being able to see where enemies were flying in from.
  • Malek86 3 Apr 2021 15:07:20 11,915 posts
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    @nickthegun yeah, I remember things got pretty bad once some stronger enemies started appearing. Or better, their unblockable explosive shurikens started hitting you from off screen.

    That's one thing NG3RE actually fixed. Missile enemies can still shoot you from off screen, but their missiles are slower and far easier to dodge. They also don't damage you nearly as much.

    If it weren't for the mind-boggingly bad story, crappy QTEs and annoying bosses, I'd say NG3RE is actually an improvement over NG2 overall.
  • richardiox 3 Apr 2021 15:48:58 9,593 posts
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    Ms have never sent me a gift card the absolute bastards. Must have been a gold subscriber for getting on 15 years at this point.
  • IMO 3 Apr 2021 16:37:53 7,587 posts
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    I get scalpers going after the consoles buy why on earth is finding the wireless headset damn near impossible? People can't be willing to pay over the odds for it - surely?
  • dfunked09 3 Apr 2021 17:22:43 1,901 posts
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    I got £4 credit... Not sure if I should feel insulted after subbing to GPU for three years and buying both of their new consoles!
  • Phattso 3 Apr 2021 17:26:03 27,020 posts
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    I got nuffink and Iíve been on XBL since the beta, so shut it you. :)
  • Malek86 3 Apr 2021 17:52:53 11,915 posts
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    @dfunked09 ah, but did you use the Gold trick like everybody else? Surely you didn't think that would come without dire consequences!
  • dfunked09 3 Apr 2021 17:58:32 1,901 posts
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    Well I saved a hell of a lot more than £6 thanks to that, so can't really complain about not getting a tenner I suppose!
  • Competitivedad_ 3 Apr 2021 18:35:48 77 posts
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    Still unable to hear sound when using the BT sport BBC iPlayer app unless I switch on my headphones or enable a sound test on my TV. Any ideas?

    Edited by Competitivedad_ at 18:39:16 03-04-2021
  • Baihu1983 3 Apr 2021 19:02:23 13,718 posts
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    Using a sound bar?
  • Competitivedad_ 3 Apr 2021 19:30:17 77 posts
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    Nope just through the TV. I've not messed with the setting either so not sure what it is weird that the sound is there when I switch on my headphones. Maybe it's something in the Xbox.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 3 Apr 2021 19:35:33 10,393 posts
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    HDMI handshake maybe? Got another lead?
  • Competitivedad_ 3 Apr 2021 19:39:34 77 posts
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    Doesn't do it with YouTube or Now TV though.. but I could try another lead I guess.
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