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A three day ordeal with Argos, during which they never sent me a collection notification, didn't have one when they finally did say they had, and subsequently ordered another one for collection the following day has now ended... with me owning a Series S.

 

I pretty much expected to not be getting one when it all went wrong on Wednesday, so it's a pleasant but slightly irritating surprise. Fair play to the staff though, they were all helpful.

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3 hours ago, HarryBizzle said:

Ages ago.

 

This should be an automatic process without any developer effort required. Fallout 4 already supports it I believe. From what I understand it depends on the original game and how that is structured and resource-allocated. So a handful of games will profit from it, not the entire BC library.

 

I guess they postponed work on it to fix other issues that popped up after launch with Quick Resume for example, which apparently is fully fixed in the latest Insider build. 

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4 hours ago, Jamie John said:

Both consoles are currently available on Amazon UK. I just bought an X :) 

 

Edit: X has gone! S still there!

 

Mine has been dispatched for delivery tomorrow. I don't have any games to play on it, and I can't afford Game Pass until I get paid next week, but still :omg:

 

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5 hours ago, Ry said:

Has anyone played Generation Zero? Dont know why but i quite fancy it, i like the developer. Need to know if it runs 60fps on SX. 

I bought & played it for an hour or so, before uninstalling to make room for something else.

 

It's not bad? It's fairly simplistic, but the thing that I didn't like was the enemies aren't really that fun to shoot. They don't really behave in particularly interesting ways. Might go back to it, either way it was only £10 on CDKeys so not disappointed, just not that fussed about it.

 

Not sure of FPS sorry (I played on Series X).  

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3 hours ago, Jamie John said:

 

Mine has been dispatched for delivery tomorrow. I don't have any games to play on it, and I can't afford Game Pass until I get paid next week, but still :omg:

 


im sure I have some spare 14 day game pass codes if you want one?

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36 minutes ago, Hitcher said:

Isn't that just for games where there was no framerate cap though?

For the most part yeah but that's a separate thing. They've talked about some special technique that will double the framerate in certain games, such as fallout 4. It's a bit of a mystery at the moment. 

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8 hours ago, Hitcher said:

Isn't that just for games where there was no framerate cap though?


Fallout 4 has a framerate cap. It’s part of the emulation specifically allowing the game to run at 60fps when it recognises new hardware. Sometimes developers will do it and sometimes the emulation team are going to do it. 

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It's arrived! :omg:

 

Impressions after twenty minutes:

 

- He's a chonky boi indeed! I wasn't expecting it to be as heavy. I was planning on putting it behind the TV, but it's going to have to go on the floor for the time being. Gord alone knows what the PS5 must be like in the flesh.

 

- It's silent.

 

- The controller feels nice in the hands, and I like the tactility of the dpad compared with the XB1 pad I use for my PC.

 

- Set up using the app was fairly simple. I had to sync the controller manually after it wouldn't connect by itself, but that was the only hiccup.

 

- Having not owned an Xbox console since the 360, the vertical scrolling home screen is going to take some getting used to.

 

Questions:

 

- There's no green light coming out the top of the console - is this normal? 

 

- I'm using an LG B9 as my main display - apart from setting the Xbox to 4k @120hz, can I leave the other video calibration settings alone?

 

- Is there anything else with regards to settings that I should fiddle with?

 

It was cool seeing all my 360 games from years ago in my library. I'm installing Burnout Revenge to play while I get GamePass sorted :lol:

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23 hours ago, Jamie John said:

 

Mine has been dispatched for delivery tomorrow. I don't have any games to play on it, and I can't afford Game Pass until I get paid next week, but still :omg:

 

And I have a 1 month EA Access ( now EA Play ) trial voucher thing, dunno what it'll give you, but at the very least , a months worth of EA's stuff, Starwars is on there.

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2 minutes ago, MikeBeaver said:

And I have a 1 month EA Access ( now EA Play ) trial voucher thing, dunno what it'll give you, but at the very least , a months worth of EA's stuff, Starwars is on there.

 

Cheers Mike! That'd be great.

 

Everyone's so nice in the Xbox thread :wub:

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Quick Resume and how it seems to work seems to be wildly inconsistent. I've not had a problem with it at all - I think it's worked every single time I've left a game and gone back. It even works when I have taken the plug out. 

 

But for others, it's not working at all. 

 

And then for others it's worked perfectly and then suddenly stopped. And for some it doesn't work with certain games but is fine on others. 

 

It's something that needs to get sorted out really. Even for me, who hasn't had a problem with it, I am always wondering if it's going to be like joycon drift or the red ring of death, and if today is the day I then my console on and find Quick Resume doesn't work. 

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