Xbox Series X Page 272

  • robthehermit 16 Jun 2021 12:21:43 8,625 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    In stock at Simply Games - assuming you don't mind spending an additional £200 on bundled shite.

    https://www.simplygames.com/search?pid=44970,44971
    So I've just priced up the more expensive bundle (£645) - it works out £28 more expensive to buy the bundle than it does to buy everything separately - from the same website.
  • Drakesmoke 16 Jun 2021 15:33:23 879 posts
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    Bundles are a bag of shite particularly in a Gamepass era.

    I now see that you can also not buy the new headphones for love nor money!
  • G0atApocalypse 16 Jun 2021 15:36:54 121 posts
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    Drakesmoke wrote:
    Bundles are a bag of shite particularly in a Gamepass era.

    I now see that you can also not buy the new headphones for love nor money!
    Argos have them
  • G0atApocalypse 16 Jun 2021 15:37:05 121 posts
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    Or did, this morning
  • Wayne 16 Jun 2021 15:54:25 3,955 posts
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    Be wary of the new Xbox headset. The mic is crazy sensitive. My girlfriend got one and when she's online, everyone can hear every sound in the living room. Every trigger click, every drink being set down, every door creak, it literally picks up the entire room sound, and there's no way to decrease sensitivity.
  • robthehermit 16 Jun 2021 16:01:08 8,625 posts
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    @Wayne I don't think I've ever taken mine off mute, having friends to talk to is for losers :)
  • Drakesmoke 16 Jun 2021 16:10:39 879 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    @Wayne I don't think I've ever taken mine off mute, having friends to talk to is for losers :)
    This really. I use headphones for all gaming so I don't disturb the house.

    I want something with decent sound and without a wire as IME a wire in headphones is always the point of failure. I'll just keep an eye out. I see Amazon is becoming eBay, sellers on there with them at £65 past RRP.
  • robthehermit 16 Jun 2021 16:34:37 8,625 posts
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    Simply Games trying to break the record for who can keep a Series X in stock the longest.
  • Competitivedad_ 16 Jun 2021 17:12:31 118 posts
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    Drakesmoke wrote:
    Bundles are a bag of shite particularly in a Gamepass era.

    I now see that you can also not buy the new headphones for love nor money!
    But the ironing board with the Gears of War cover surely makes it worth it...
  • robthehermit 16 Jun 2021 17:22:53 8,625 posts
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    To be fair, if I owned an ironing board I would definitely consider getting a Gears of War one. Artwork dependent of course.
  • addybV3 16 Jun 2021 17:36:24 363 posts
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    Wayne wrote:
    Be wary of the new Xbox headset. The mic is crazy sensitive. My girlfriend got one and when she's online, everyone can hear every sound in the living room. Every trigger click, every drink being set down, every door creak, every power up of the massive dildo, every removal of anal beads..
    it literally picks up the entire room sound, and there's no way to decrease sensitivity.
    Nice
  • oldskooldeano 16 Jun 2021 20:44:53 3,480 posts
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    addybV3 wrote:
    Wayne wrote:
    Be wary of the new Xbox headset. The mic is crazy sensitive. My girlfriend got one and when she's online, everyone can hear every sound in the living room. Every trigger click, every drink being set down, every door creak, every power up of the massive dildo, every removal of anal beads..
    it literally picks up the entire room sound, and there's no way to decrease sensitivity.
    Nice
    I use the auto mute function which seems work at cutting out ambient sound.
  • Malek86 16 Jun 2021 21:06:38 12,238 posts
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    Seems the Metro Exodus update is out now, two days early.

    Time to see how it looks on the S...
  • JamboWayOh 16 Jun 2021 21:10:02 24,972 posts
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    Apparently sub 600p in some areas.
  • Malek86 16 Jun 2021 21:56:15 12,238 posts
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    Yeah it looks very low res, at times almost shockingly so. I don't remember the Xbox One version too well, but I'm pretty sure it was consistently sharper than this. Also, you can tell when the game is doing post processing, because turning on the flashlight generates a mosaic pattern that lingers on the screen for a fraction of a second.

    On the other hand, the ray tracing ilumination and shadows are quite impressive. Though I feel the effect is often lost because the picture is just so blurry. Maybe an optional 30fps mode at higher resolution would have been a good idea.

    I also think the HDR needs some tuning, because the snow is almost blinding. Then again, that may be intentional...

    Edited by Malek86 at 21:56:54 16-06-2021
  • richardiox 16 Jun 2021 22:32:45 10,062 posts
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    Annoying it's no longer on Gamepass would love to check it on Series X now.
  • Malek86 16 Jun 2021 23:09:12 12,238 posts
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    Getting used to it now. Even the low resolution is harder to notice once you are used to it. Also, I found this old screenshot, and... I may have been wrong about the One version looking sharper. Maybe at times it did, but definitely not always.

    Xbox One
    Series S

    The changes in lighting and shadows are almost night and day, too.

    Anyway, I still think even 720p would still look good if devs eased up on the blur filters. Jaggies were not as bad as what we have now, if you ask me.

    Edited by Malek86 at 23:24:51 16-06-2021
  • Kernowgaz 16 Jun 2021 23:59:27 251 posts
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    Fucking hell, it seems UPS in Germany have lost my Series X. Iím raging.

    Hereís the tracking info - Weíre sorry for the inconvenience. If you are the sender, please check with the receiver to confirm delivery. Otherwise, you may start a claim to provide a resolution. So basically they donít know if theyíve delivered it or where the fuck it is.

    Canít believe how shit the process is, you canít actually speak to anyone from Microsoft as the call back doesnít work and you can only use online chat.
  • filippoganna 17 Jun 2021 09:01:15 110 posts
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    Yeah - I have the Xbox Wireless headset and no one has complained about hearing ambient sounds. I use auto mute on medium I think.
  • Deleted user 17 June 2021 09:36:46
    Malek86 wrote:
    Seems the Metro Exodus update is out now, two days early.

    Time to see how it looks on the S...
    Downloading it now on the X, but annoyingly, the PS5 update isn't out early and that was gonna be the one I made attempt no.2 on after bouncing off it on the One X.
  • UncleLou Moderator 17 Jun 2021 09:47:40 40,690 posts
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    Ui,, Iíve just ordered a Series X, which is to arrive on Saturday. Media Markt in Germany.

    I was sitting on the loo while I ordered it. Stock doesnít last, does it.
  • Phattso 17 Jun 2021 09:49:11 27,313 posts
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    Even odds that UncleLou has bought Kernowgazís ďlostĒ console.
  • Drakesmoke 17 Jun 2021 09:50:42 879 posts
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    Series X apparently coming between about 11 and 12 via DHL. Fingers crossed.

    I guess there's no way to transfer my stuff off the One X to it and I'll have to redownload everything?

    If so I'm going to use the opportunity to pare it down, got loads of crap on the One X I don't play.

    Managed to agree a fifty quid sale on the One X to my mate (no pad and I can't be arsed advertising to the public so happy with that). Will bang that fifty straight into a Battlefield Pre-Order, assuming EA aren't dropping it straight into their Gamepass deal that is?

    I believe Horizon 5 is there for a pre download so I'll bag that ready too.

    There's actually nothing I separately want to play until Autumn but I'm still dead excited!
  • triarii 17 Jun 2021 09:50:42 468 posts
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    oldskooldeano wrote:
    addybV3 wrote:
    Wayne wrote:
    I use the auto mute function which seems work at cutting out ambient sound.
    I'm not sure how to write phonetically the sound of a vape being sucked on, but something like, SKWOOOSHaaaaaah.

    Edited by triarii at 09:51:02 17-06-2021
  • Drakesmoke 17 Jun 2021 09:53:30 879 posts
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    Re Battlefield, looks like you get 10% off preorders and Beta access but still have to buy it.
  • oldskooldeano 17 Jun 2021 09:54:36 3,480 posts
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    triarii wrote:
    oldskooldeano wrote:
    addybV3 wrote:
    Wayne wrote:
    I use the auto mute function which seems work at cutting out ambient sound.
    I'm not sure how to write phonetically the sound of a vape being sucked on, but something like, SKWOOOSHaaaaaah.
    Sorry!
  • Wayne 17 Jun 2021 09:55:46 3,955 posts
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    Plenty of people reporting the problem.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/xbox/forum/xba_gapp/mic-sensitivity-issue-xbox-wireless-headset-picks/e4b8f21b-6072-495a-8932-b5daf433fc4f
  • triarii 17 Jun 2021 10:00:08 468 posts
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    @oldskooldeano

    :D Apology not sought or required, it's very soothing.
  • UncleLou Moderator 17 Jun 2021 10:24:47 40,690 posts
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    Drakesmoke wrote:

    I believe Horizon 5 is there for a pre download so I'll bag that ready too.

    A pre-download, 5 months before release? I can already tell, I have a lot to learn about the Xbox eco system.
  • Wayne 17 Jun 2021 10:30:02 3,955 posts
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    I have Back 4 Blood, Hades, Flight Sim and afew more pre-loaded.
    It's not the game as such, just a place holder.
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