The XBox One X

Discussion in 'Consoles & console games' started by Mike Z, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Well, people haven't spent as much this year on other stuff (for a multitude of compounded reasons) and this has led to a very unpredictable value-shift for consumers. As for the "S" model sales numbers...this has done nothing but prove MS wrong, as, they could have NOT created the "S" in response to Sony's "Digital Edition" and; made a lot of cash.

    This was a difficult call for them, and I do commend the effort to release the "S" as a knee-jerk reaction to Sony - but they could have made more cash by focusing themselves, and; created a more dedicated perception in the eyes of potential customers, instead of (very clearly) making potential customers with a lot of doubts over the direction MS is going to go.

    Doesn't the "S" look a little bit too similar to the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, that came out in May last year?

    Other than the design of the XBSX - I think MS got the specifications right this time around, other than NOT using full-bandwidth HDMI 2.1; which is really what they should have done with the XB1.

    The XB1...jeez that was a bad choice for them, with SIX variants (not even counting the varaints with different HDD's in them!)...which is the major problem for potential customers as mentioned, as it shows a lack of dedication and focus.

    The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition got it the worst though, as it was discontinued 14 months after it was released (July this year).

    So yeah, I just think they should have committed themselves to one design and one version, with no tap-dancing around the technology for no good reason (as proven by the sales numbers).

    Their sales numbers are good - and that's the problem!
     
  2. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    I hear the Xbox series s has 364gb usable out of the box... what a joke
     
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  3. dark_surge

    dark_surge Master Guru

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    it's the Series S that has the 364gb
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    I agree. I know it's to keep the cost down but suddenly it feels like it's 2010 again.
     
  7. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    If only game where size they were back in 2010.
     
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  8. XP-200

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    OM!G...those loading times, makes my XBX look like it's running on coal, and FH4 is a loooong loading game even on the XBX, but this £250 console just knocks it out the park, just amazing.

     
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    My series x has shipped, will arrive tomorrow (Nov. 10th)
     
  10. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    It is, but the plus side is any Xbox One title can still be stored on an external USB 3.0 or 3.1 hard drive. Which considering right now there are only a couple actual games optimized for the Series S/X like Fortnite and Gears 5, games that were made for the One you can just throw on the external drive.

    It also looks like the external memory card unit is just m.2 NVME pinout. Sooner or later I wouldn't be surprised if we saw an adapter to use for this.

    Edit- Actually reading into this, the card is not NVME. Instead it's still PCIE4, but it uses CFExpress interface. So I'm wondering if there's some hackery that could be done to use this standard with any card?
     
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  11. itpro

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    As I imagined after reading and watching reviews and gameplays. Xbox one x has superior image quality when game is not series s|x optimized. All series s games are the same as Xbox one s. Only when game is optimized for series x|s upgrades image quality for series s console. So, Xbox Series X is the only upgrade available for Xbox one x, as all games are pre enhanced for one x.
     
  12. SerotoNiN

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    Just play the PC version for superior IQ.
     
  13. XP-200

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    So who wants to play Nintendo and Sony games on their XBS.......that's right....everyone! lol.



    This box just keep getting better.....£20 to allow you to run retorarch emulator on the console, this is just amazing.
     
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    signex Ancient Guru

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    What about Series X?
     
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    ^^He states in the video that both the S and X series have developer mode that you can unlock for £20, so i assume he is just showing the S series version because that is all he could get his hands on at this time, but there are other videos already up of people showing you how to install retroarch on both consoles in developer mode. ;)
     
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    signex Ancient Guru

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    Yea sorry was a stupid question on my part lol.
    Is this safe to do? I don't want to break anything.
    Atm I can't afford it after buying series X and 4K monitor with new speakers.
     
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    The Dev mode is a offical feature, so you just pay the £20 to unlock it and away you go, so what basically happens is you switch your console over to a dev mode which means it will no longer run retail software, then you can install retroarch and away you go, and you can switch the console back to normal retail mode when you want, here is a video that shows you how that is quick and easy.


    This all seems somewhat like Sidequest on the Oculus quest 2 where you buy the app from the oculus Q2 store then install sidequest via the developermode so you can do tons more stuff, it is great. ;)
     
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    Ah ok gotcha, what about other stuff? Would a streaming service work like Stadia or GeForce Now?

    I was actually bummed out that cross progression did not work from PC to Xbox with The Division 2.
    That would be amazing if I could use GeForce Now on it through developer mode.
     
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    Almost all games look greater or equal on ps5.

    XSX is downgraded due to the trash 720p/1080p XSS.

    All people should return that piece of **** to boycott this.

    Only XSX should exist. Microsoft could do it like ps5. An all digital one and one with disc drive.
     
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    Developer mode for obvious reason won't allow retail stuff to run while in that mode as that would allow the pirates in the back door along with those who want to use the mode to develop apps and stuff like emulation, but it's a nice little feature for £20, something i will be doing the moment i get one, and it will allow me to at last lay my orignal xbox to rest which has done fantastic service as a retro box.....rest easy old friend. lol
     

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