Hooray! I nipped in to pay.
I’ve been a bit confused about all these dates though and thought my Xbox was ready next thursday!
So Xbox Tuesday, demons souls and Ps5 accessories Thursday and then a week later the PS5. Exciting times!
Hooray! I nipped in to pay.
I’m exactly the same, lapping up every review, but no desire to own one yet. I’ve just mapped out my immediate backlog attack, and I’m far more excited about that.
I'm aware but thanks for the heads up. I'm hoping it will expand in the future.Hierony wrote: ↑November 16th, 2020, 1:41 pm That's great. I love the backwards compatibility stuff too. Just be aware @ThirdDrawing that the list of Original Xbox games that work with the Series X/S is actually fairly limited at the moment.
There's a list on the Xbox website, I think it's only about 30 games or thereabouts right now.
Sounds great! There's definitely something to be said for smaller screen gaming. Contrary to common consensus (at least among console gamers) it can be just as engrossing to be able to see the entire window into the game world presented so your eyes can take in the whole thing at once, vs shifting your focus around individual spots on a massive display. Look at the Switch - games can still look really lovely and suck you in on that little 720p screen!See Mi Yah wrote: ↑November 16th, 2020, 11:24 pm I picked up a Series S and a 32" 1080p HDR for my newly created man cave.
Funnily enough, what I'm most impressed with so far is the TV. A smaller screen just feels right for me. I played through The Last of Us Part II on my 27" 4K work monitor and it was a revelation and I'm feeling that away again right now.
Playing through Fable II and New Vegas made me realise what I was missing out on by previously revisiting these games on an overblown 4K TV. And the smaller panel prevents your eyes being unduly drawn to any jaggies. Fable III, in particular, looks bloody gorgeous. Perhaps the S is helping to steady the frames and smooth the jaggies (can it do that?). I don't ever remember the game looking this good.
The smaller screen has a practical function as well. I'm taking in more information. I can sit close to the action without having to cast my eyes up and down the panel.
I've always prided myself on going for broke on a big TV with all the bells and whistles. But I've really cooled on the idea of upgrading yet again to another big monstrosity.
Right now the S and 1080p is where I'm at. I think that in taking one step back in resolution I've taken two steps forward in how I want to experience next gen when it eventually gets into full swing.
I can't say whether or not I'm getting the true benefit of 4K when playing on a smaller monitor but I'd be shocked to hear of any analysis saying it's basically pointless.
Thanks for this. I've never had a gaming headset before but I think it's about time I invested in one now that I've got the new console and I'm playing a lot more games now during lockdown.