Gaming Xbox Series X and S (Consoles) - Out now according to my mate.

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Some scalpers are claiming Very stocked over the weekend and they managed to buy a 1000 Xbox series x off them. I did see one available on Amazon Christmas shop last night but it was going for £1027 or something silly.

Apparantly scalping has been so bad that Microsoft and Sony are considering pre order payments to them and missing out the retailers. You’ll get info like you item is being built on such and such a day and sent out on a specific date.

I’ve been checking quite a bit trying to get one so if I see any I’ll give you a tag.
AO randomly had stock and i bought an xbox about 5 mins ago mate, arriving tomorrow for an extra £3
 

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AO randomly had stock and i bought an xbox about 5 mins ago mate, arriving tomorrow for an extra £3
Darn it. When I woke up I saw Argos had stock. When I added to trolly it went but wouldn’t give me an option for delivery so I assumed it was just some sort of glitch, or the stock had gone. That was around 7.30 am. I’ll keep checking but congrats.
 
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Snagged an X at 9am this morning on AO after randomly checking, free Saturday delivery too when I'll be home. By the time I'd paid and phoned my colleague who's after one, they had already sold out.
 

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So, my elite Series 2 has a solid orange light on it indicating it needs a charge. However, the battery meter is still half full? It does not seem like it should need a charge already.

Is that light supposed to come on even though the controller is half full?
 

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So, my elite Series 2 has a solid orange light on it indicating it needs a charge. However, the battery meter is still half full? It does not seem like it should need a charge already.

Is that light supposed to come on even though the controller is half full?
Yea. Does seem a bit premature. I guess they think serious gamers do insane sessions.
 

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In other news, Quick Resume now works in half the games I try. Is it working as intended for anyone?
 

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So, my elite Series 2 has a solid orange light on it indicating it needs a charge. However, the battery meter is still half full? It does not seem like it should need a charge already.

Is that light supposed to come on even though the controller is half full?
I've never seen the warning come on, and I have it over a year :lol: I do have it in the cradle more often than not, prob only goes 8 hours without a 'charge'
 

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Just saved 80 quid on 12 months Game Pass Ultimate doing the conversion. Would've been more but I'd already done that quid deal.
Basically a year's Game Pass for £10.99.
 

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Just saved 80 quid on 12 months Game Pass Ultimate doing the conversion. Would've been more but I'd already done that quid deal.
Basically a year's Game Pass for £10.99.
Yeah think I've got Game Pass for the equivalent of £3/4 a month for 3 years. Ridiculous value.
 

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Just saved 80 quid on 12 months Game Pass Ultimate doing the conversion. Would've been more but I'd already done that quid deal.
Basically a year's Game Pass for £10.99.
Nice mate - let me know if you fancy Gears 5, Halo, Titanfall, Battlefield, Battlefront etc.etc. any time

Or just warzone

Also, recommend World War Z for mindless co op with mates
 

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Has anyone else's Warzone gone from being Optimised for Series X/S to just normal?
I dont think mine every displayed the 'Optimised' part anyway - but I can see the textured pack is installed and working. So not sure if it is classified as Optimised or what.
 

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Nice mate - let me know if you fancy Gears 5, Halo, Titanfall, Battlefield, Battlefront etc.etc. any time

Or just warzone

Also, recommend World War Z for mindless co op with mates
I’ll be up for playing the new Halo with someone for sure. Doubt my mates will be up for that. Need to try Gears 5 still as well. I’m always on WZ but usually in a quad. Will give you a shout soon!
 

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Has anyone tried Football Manager 2021 for Xbox? Thought this was gonna be on Game Pass but seems it’s FM2020 for PC that’s on there.
 

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Has anyone tried Football Manager 2021 for Xbox? Thought this was gonna be on Game Pass but seems it’s FM2020 for PC that’s on there.
Yeah I picked it up...has potential but a big buggy and the controls at best, will take some time to get used to.
 

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@Bojan11

When are you going to update the thread title, nobody cares about your "mate"
You got some nerve telling me to update thread titles. What day is it tomorrow?

When you rightly update the Borat thread then I will consider changing the thread title.
 

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Is there anybody in this thread who plays games that aren't Fifa, Halo, Cod and Football Manager? :lol:
Yeah. I am like nearly 70 hours in Yakuza and it’s been a grind. I need to boost my stats, so I am ready for the real final boss. It’s why I haven’t switched on my PS5 for weeks.
 

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Is there anybody in this thread who plays games that aren't Fifa, Halo, Cod and Football Manager? :lol:
Gears? Forza Horizon?

To be fair I've been smashing Spiderman and replaying TLOU Remastered on PS5 so my time with XSX has mostly been multiplayer games like the ones you mentioned.

Waiting for the next gen patch to play Control on Series X.
 

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Is there anybody in this thread who plays games that aren't Fifa, Halo, Cod and Football Manager? :lol:
Almost exclusively not those games. Don't own any other than Halo.

I'm struggling to find where I can download Dragon Quest. Don't see it in the standard game pass app on console.
 

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Almost exclusively not those games. Don't own any other than Halo.

I'm struggling to find where I can download Dragon Quest. Don't see it in the standard game pass app on console.
Might not be updated yet? I found it a few days back somewhere (maybe I searched?) and pre-installed. It's definitely working as I tried it last night quickly.

Gears? Forza Horizon?

To be fair I've been smashing Spiderman and replaying TLOU Remastered on PS5 so my time with XSX has mostly been multiplayer games like the ones you mentioned.

Waiting for the next gen patch to play Control on Series X.
Aye Control is really good. When's the patch coming? I saw it's up on Game Pass.
 

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Might not be updated yet? I found it a few days back somewhere (maybe I searched?) and pre-installed. It's definitely working as I tried it last night quickly.
Will have another nosey in a bit then. Might do a full shutdown.
 

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I got to say I love the Series X but feck me there an absolute dust magnet aren’t they, or is it just me? :lol: I have it sitting on top of my tv unit next to my tv, I should add everything is black the unit, tv, sound bar and there all spotless yet the Series x looks caked in dust even though it’s right beside all those other things it’s really strange. It’s like loads of little patches of dust all over it, very annoying but might be OCD kicking in. :lol:
 

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https://www.altchar.com/game-news/t...stories-set-in-the-same-universe-ad9Qn2Z5tVdv


All those episodes of Black Mirror are linked to each other, they take place within the same universe. When I talked about The Initiative's game, I'm not saying it's exactly like Black Mirror, but it has that Black Mirror-like aspect to it."

"I know the word episodic has been thrown around," insider Shpeshal Ed said about the game.


I don't think the internet is going to react very well to it. This is gonna be bad, a level of bad where people give up on Xbox Game Studios. Fanboys are gonna get really upset,"
he said in the podcast.
Makes sense due to Gamepass and Microsoft wanting people to be subscribed for a longer time.

The level of hype for this studio is insane but will this episode kind of structure backfire?
 

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Might not be updated yet? I found it a few days back somewhere (maybe I searched?) and pre-installed. It's definitely working as I tried it last night quickly.



Aye Control is really good. When's the patch coming? I saw it's up on Game Pass.
Also been playing Ori

Control isnt the ultimate edition on gamepass so won't come with the next gen patch, which there's currently no date for - maybe they've said Q1.
 

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Also been playing Ori

Control isnt the ultimate edition on gamepass so won't come with the next gen patch, which there's currently no date for - maybe they've said Q1.
Same, the first one. I'm about halfway through.

It's good but I'm finding it a little uneven. It ranges from amazing to absolutely frustration in such a short space of time. There's certain design choices that I don't think well great together - the combat in particular and some of the trial and error parts (e.g.,, the escape sequences). The platforming parts though are largely top notch and a big part of me wishes it had focused entirely on this aspect (a la Celeste).

What are your thoughts?
 

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Thought that was dismissed as bogus hence why resetera locked the thread. Who is Shpeshal Ed?
No idea. Got this from Neogaf. Could be BS but wouldn't suprise me if that's how new AAA games are developed.

By the way Xbox might finally get some great games ;)
 

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I've gone from no console, to Google Stadia on a 1080p, laggy and buffering

To a new Xbox series X, and new 4k TV with 60fps.

I'm set for the next 5 years, as a passive, start a game and never finish it, type of gamer

Forza Horizon is bloody gorgeous on xbox series x.

Which game pass games would you recommend for a casual gamer wanting to dip his toe? Downloaded Halo, Battlefield 5, golf
 

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I've gone from no console, to Google Stadia on a 1080p, laggy and buffering

To a new Xbox series X, and new 4k TV with 60fps.

I'm set for the next 5 years, as a passive, start a game and never finish it, type of gamer

Forza Horizon is bloody gorgeous on xbox series x.

Which game pass games would you recommend for a casual gamer wanting to dip his toe? Downloaded Halo, Battlefield 5, golf
Star Wars: Fallen Order is a good one. Long story to is so plenty of gametime
 

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I've gone from no console, to Google Stadia on a 1080p, laggy and buffering

To a new Xbox series X, and new 4k TV with 60fps.

I'm set for the next 5 years, as a passive, start a game and never finish it, type of gamer

Forza Horizon is bloody gorgeous on xbox series x.

Which game pass games would you recommend for a casual gamer wanting to dip his toe? Downloaded Halo, Battlefield 5, golf
The Touryst. Quite quick but a cracking wee game that you can 100%.
 

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Just saved 80 quid on 12 months Game Pass Ultimate doing the conversion. Would've been more but I'd already done that quid deal.
Basically a year's Game Pass for £10.99.
How do you do this? Is there a guide online that shows the process?