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Lockdown really does a number on my common sense. For a mad second I really considered getting an S for the upstairs room I WFH in (I have an X downstairs). Which is wrong for so many reasons.


Thankfully my self control lasted a few seconds longer than Curry's stock.

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Series X consoles are 'only' going for between 550-600 on eBay now. Once you take eBay fees and PayPal fees off that you're not making a great deal of profit so I'd expect the scalping to subside on them fairly soon.

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12 minutes ago, Majora said:

Series X consoles are 'only' going for between 550-600 on eBay now. Once you take eBay fees and PayPal fees off that you're not making a great deal of profit so I'd expect the scalping to subside on them fairly soon.

That's good. PS5s still seem silly money. But I can wait.

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1 hour ago, cassidy said:

I'd like a Series X restock please Microsoft. 

Allegedly there will be shortages through to spring. Guessing AMD are churning stuff out as fast as they can at the moment... 

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3 hours ago, LaveDisco said:

Lockdown really does a number on my common sense. For a mad second I really considered getting an S for the upstairs room I WFH in (I have an X downstairs). Which is wrong for so many reasons.


Thankfully my self control lasted a few seconds longer than Curry's stock.


I did exactly this and don’t regret it own bit - both get used plenty. Dooooo itttttt!!

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  • djbhammer changed the title to Xbox Series X | S

I love mine. My son is playing through Lego Jurassic park and city. On the Wii u the load times were antennal and on here take seconds. Plus with quick resume he's straight in. Must have saved hours in load times already. Same with dragon quest, iv been playing an hour a night and just pop on, load it up and I'm straight in within seconds.

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I have my S! 

 

I'm a touch overwhelmed, to be honest. I haven't used any Xbox since the One was released, which even then was logging in to somebody else's. It took me forever to find the store, I don't  know why I have 2 avatars, and there are just an insane number of Game Pass titles available to me.

 

I literally have no idea what to play on it! Everything will doubtless take me all damn day to download. My library seems lighter than it was, but there are also games I have no recollection of buying in it. Where the hell is the Live Arcade version of Outrun I bought, and when the hell did I buy Phantom Dust? (For that matter, what even is Phantom Dust?)

 

But it's a lovely little console. Much smaller than I expected it to be, and literally perfect as the Game Pass box I bought it to be used as. Time to start doing some of these Quest things, I guess. And then to attempt to work out game-sharing with my son. And then to find all the cheap and sale sources I've not been looking at since 2015. 

 

Like I said ... Overwhelmed!

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38 minutes ago, moosegrinder said:

Sign up to the Stock Informer Discord. That's how I got my X. It tells you how to do it

https://www.stockinformer.co.uk/blog-discord-stock-notification-alerts

 

My X decided to completely forget my pads this morning. NEither of them would sync or connect in any way with bluetooth. I had to hard reset. Not worrying at all.

 The very same issue occurred at times with the Xbox One as well. I had it happen quite a few times.

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17 minutes ago, CheekyLee said:

I have my S! 

 

I'm a touch overwhelmed, to be honest. I haven't used any Xbox since the One was released, which even then was logging in to somebody else's. It took me forever to find the store, I don't  know why I have 2 avatars, and there are just an insane number of Game Pass titles available to me.

 

I literally have no idea what to play on it! Everything will doubtless take me all damn day to download. My library seems lighter than it was, but there are also games I have no recollection of buying in it. Where the hell is the Live Arcade version of Outrun I bought, and when the hell did I buy Phantom Dust? (For that matter, what even is Phantom Dust?)

 

But it's a lovely little console. Much smaller than I expected it to be, and literally perfect as the Game Pass box I bought it to be used as. Time to start doing some of these Quest things, I guess. And then to attempt to work out game-sharing with my son. And then to find all the cheap and sale sources I've not been looking at since 2015. 

 

Like I said ... Overwhelmed!


Sadly OutRun isn’t backwards compatible.

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1 hour ago, moosegrinder said:

Sign up to the Stock Informer Discord. That's how I got my X. It tells you how to do it

https://www.stockinformer.co.uk/blog-discord-stock-notification-alerts

 

My X decided to completely forget my pads this morning. NEither of them would sync or connect in any way with bluetooth. I had to hard reset. Not worrying at all.


My S has done the pad thing once too.

 

Internet suggests it’s a common issue

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31 minutes ago, dreamylittledream said:


My S has done the pad thing once too.

 

Internet suggests it’s a common issue

 

MS have acknowledged it as a known problem are have said they are working on a fix.

 

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Known issue: Some users are noticing that their wireless controllers won't connect to the console after it's powered on. 

Workaround: We're looking into the issue, but at this time there's no known ETA for a fix. If you experience this issue, perform a hard reset by holding the Xbox button on the console for 10 seconds, releasing it only when the device shuts off. After powering the console back on, the controllers should be functional. 

 

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Known issue: Some users may be experiencing frequent disconnects with their new Xbox Wireless Controllers that were included with their Xbox Series X|S consoles. The disconnect rate may be higher when using these controllers on an original Xbox One console. 

Workaround: There is no known workaround at this time but the proper teams are working on a fix to be included in a future console update. To make sure you have the best possible experience, we do recommend making sure the firmware on your controller is update to date. You can update your controller firmware by following the steps posted here. 

 

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Does anyone else find that for the first 5-10 minutes or so after turning their Series X on, the fan runs loud? This is from always-on standby with a disc in the drive and it happens whether I sit on the dashboard or play a game digitally or the disc game.

 

Then it always quietens down to essentially silence after 5-10 minutes and remains that way until I turn it off. I don't understand why it needs to run the fan loudly after booting up but not after hours of actually playing a game.

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When I take a video clip on my Series X, and I upload it so that later I can trim and share it with mates, it takes between 1 and 2 days to appear in my Xbox phone app.

 

Is that normal?

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32 minutes ago, NickC said:

When I take a video clip on my Series X, and I upload it so that later I can trim and share it with mates, it takes between 1 and 2 days to appear in my Xbox phone app.

 

Is that normal?

Yeah its crap, it's always been a bit slow.

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After passing over my launch pre-order to someone more desperate than me I've just managed to bag a Series X from Game on the All Access thing (assuming it ever turns up...this being Game and all).

 

Thing is, I've already got another 18 months of Game Pass Ultimate on my account...I assume that the All Access thing will just be a code that I can apply to my existing account?

 

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