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Poll: *** Xbox Series X|S - General Discussion Thread ***

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by ic1male, 9 Jun 2019.

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Which will you buy?

  1. Series X

    471 vote(s)
    59.0%
  2. Series S

    91 vote(s)
    11.4%
  3. Not interested

    217 vote(s)
    27.2%
  4. Both

    19 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. SAM81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,425

    Picked up a series s for the lads Xmas. With regards to storage expansion options, do you know if it's possible to store and run series x/s games of an external drive? Or is it just xbox one games? Can anyone recommend a external drive?
     
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  2. BlizzardX

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,515

    Location: Auckland, New Zealand

    Sony 55" X9500G TV ARC to Yamaha RX481. Xbox is directly connected to this TV. I use a Steel Series Arctis 7x as the headset.
     
  3. HomeTownHobo

    Associate

    Joined: 22 Jan 2018

    Posts: 10

    How do you do this?
     
  4. sgavan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Oct 2013

    Posts: 1,933

    Under settings and preferences, there's a night more option
     
  5. HomeTownHobo

    Associate

    Joined: 22 Jan 2018

    Posts: 10

    Weird. I don't have that on Xbox one x

    I'm using the new controller as well, you would think they woukd just let you turn the lights off
     
  6. steve5424

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 May 2012

    Posts: 2,901

    Location: Glasgow

    It's series consoles only.
     
  7. McBain

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,555

    Location: Lancs/London

    You can store them but you won't get any of the next gen funkiness, if they run at all. You'd be better keeping the external drive for non optimised games and keep all next gen on the internal drive.
     
  8. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 44,040

    Location: /* */

    I use a 1TB USB SSD for XBO and supported XSX games. XSX games using an older version of the SDK can still be installed on an external SSD with no loss of features or any noticeable difference in loading times.

    Set your external SSD as the default drive and any games that must run from the internal drive will tell you when they install and then install on the internal drive.
     
  9. Arcane

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,998

    Location: Ealing, London

    This is a great idea, stops the late night panic to reach for the remote. There's something odd going on between my LG OLED, Xbox and Denon sound bar, when i connect my headphones and then turn the sound bar off, the screen goes blank for a couple of seconds (handshaking I guess) and sometimes the dashboard sets itself to 640x480, I have to restart the xbox to reset it.
     
  10. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Jun 2012

    Posts: 9,829

    Just picked up a Series X at my local game shop. (NOT GAME).
    £590 with an extra controller and rechargeable battery packs.

    about £75 more than RRP I think, but I cant grumble as you physically cannot buy them at RRP.

    Got 12 Months Unlimited pass from my new BT 900Mbps fibre I just had installed.

    Can anyone advise what a good wireless headset may be?
     
  11. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,497

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    Leading up to Christmas is probably the worst time to get any consoles, especially this year. Back in the summer it was quite easy, I see it pop up online quite often. I got mine from John Lewis walking in on a Saturday afternoon. My friends are also looking for one for their son’s for Christmas and I’m keeping a lookout online but not noticed any for a month.

    as for headsets, the official Xbox one is okay, my only complaint is that the headband is too small for my head. I could do with it 1 notch when extended.
     
  12. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Jun 2012

    Posts: 9,829

    The shop I used has one left at £550.

    So if they are after one, it might be a good place to get one?
     
  13. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 39,620

    Anyone else considering the FH premium pack?
     
  14. hyperseven

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 1 May 2013

    Posts: 8,261

    Location: M28

    I've bought it as have nearly 3 years of GPU. If you are considering buying there is a link to get it for less than £24 on the FH5 thread :)
     
  15. The_Arbiter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jul 2019

    Posts: 1,519

    Dunno if it's been mentioned, so apologies if has, but the Series X is in stock at Argos at £450 right now
     
  16. BlizzardX

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,515

    Location: Auckland, New Zealand

    I've got both the Steel Series Arctis 7x and the Turtle Beach Stealth 700X Gen 2.

    I use the Steel Series mainly as its cross compatible, e.g. uses a little dongle that can switch between Xbox and USB modes so can be used across a multitude of devices... The 700X is well and truely integrated with the Xbox ecosystem however, so if you're not planning on moving it from device to device then I'd probably say the Stealth 700X Gen 2.
     
  17. Goodie

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Dec 2003

    Posts: 3,948

    I’ve bought it today, for the amount of time and enjoyment I got from FH4 it seemed a no brainer. Plus I exchanged £20 worth of microsoft points so it only cost £15
     
  18. Noxia

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 30 Dec 2010

    Posts: 9,344

    Location: Wiltshire

    No because I know I'll be bored of the game well before that stuff comes out. Plenty of content for me with the GP offering.
     
  19. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 39,620

    Thanks, I’ve picked it up, I suspect I’ll play a fair bit of FH5.
     
  20. Relentless81

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 May 2010

    Posts: 11,993

    Anyone received a one week of GPU code, if I add it will it just add a week to my existing total?