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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Chopper » November 30th, 2018, 7:29 am

50 MB a second? I get either 3 or 5 MB/s on the PS4, on a 100MB line; I always thought it was capped.

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Post by Suits » November 30th, 2018, 8:17 am

I’m wired and on occasion (time and game dependant) I get 125MS/S.

I find my Xbox X much much quicker than my PS4P in terms of downloads speeds.

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Post by DomsBeard » November 30th, 2018, 12:40 pm

Weird!. Had a blast on Battlefield V last night and it did look amazing. I also tried Pubg and found the one game I had more enjoyable the Black Ops Battle Royale.

FH4 will be waiting for me tonight cannot wait

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Post by countstex » December 3rd, 2018, 4:58 pm

Ours always maxing out our bandwidth here in Denmark so I don't think it's the XBOX or MS slowing the download down. Could be your ISP?

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by countstex » December 7th, 2018, 9:28 am

So Obsidians next game looks very interesting...


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Post by Flabyo » December 7th, 2018, 10:09 am

Ashen is getting fairly solid reviews this morning.

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Post by countstex » December 7th, 2018, 1:18 pm

Flabyo wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 10:09 am
Ashen is getting fairly solid reviews this morning.
Looks interesting, and as a coop RPG my wife and I will certainly be checking it out.

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Post by Flabyo » December 7th, 2018, 3:46 pm

Below is also going to be in game pass, getting close to something I might actually get now...

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Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » December 7th, 2018, 3:59 pm

I’m also planning on checking out Strange Brigade, the recent Rebellion game that got decent reviews but obviously not much sales traction.

Game Pass seems to be becoming a bit of a haven for stuff like this that doesn’t set the charts alight for whatever reason, which I’m all for as it gives me a chance to try out a bunch of games I wouldn’t ever have picked up at full price on release. Plus if it gives the devs another revenue stream and a chance for their game to find an audience then it’s a win-win for everyone!

This combined with a bunch of indies new and old, some older AAA stuff, and all the new Microsoft first party releases, means I’m pretty impressed with the Game Pass offering personally!

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Post by Suits » December 7th, 2018, 10:27 pm

I played quite a bit of Strange Brigade as it goes, it’s ok, good fun with a group of you. I picked it up when it came out a few months back.

Played enough to finish it, which by the time I’d got to that point, was fairly glad to see the end of it.

It’s a nifty little team shooter.

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Post by DomsBeard » December 8th, 2018, 12:00 am

MKX is on Game Pass. Really great fun if you have never picked it up.

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Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » December 8th, 2018, 8:29 am

Suits wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 10:27 pm
I played quite a bit of Strange Brigade as it goes, it’s ok, good fun with a group of you. I picked it up when it came out a few months back.

Played enough to finish it, which by the time I’d got to that point, was fairly glad to see the end of it.

It’s a nifty little team shooter.
Great - thanks for the thoughts Suits!

That’s exactly what I was hoping for - something fun to play with a friends, which is what it looked to be pitched as from the mainstream coverage too.

Will definitely check it out!

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Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » December 8th, 2018, 8:30 am

DomsBeard wrote:
December 8th, 2018, 12:00 am
MKX is on Game Pass. Really great fun if you have never picked it up.
Not played an MK game in years and will be giving this a bloody good go (gore-based fully intended)!

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Post by DomsBeard » December 8th, 2018, 9:06 am

Sinclair Gregstrum wrote:
December 8th, 2018, 8:30 am
DomsBeard wrote:
December 8th, 2018, 12:00 am
MKX is on Game Pass. Really great fun if you have never picked it up.
Not played an MK game in years and will be giving this a bloody good go (gore-based fully intended)!
daft as this sounds I would recommend reading this as MK9 was a reboot which changed things around. The story mode in 9 and X were actually quite good!

https://mortalkombat.fandom.com/wiki/Mo ... Story_Mode

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Post by countstex » December 8th, 2018, 1:37 pm

Sinclair Gregstrum wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 3:59 pm
I’m also planning on checking out Strange Brigade, the recent Rebellion game that got decent reviews but obviously not much sales traction.

Game Pass seems to be becoming a bit of a haven for stuff like this that doesn’t set the charts alight for whatever reason, which I’m all for as it gives me a chance to try out a bunch of games I wouldn’t ever have picked up at full price on release. Plus if it gives the devs another revenue stream and a chance for their game to find an audience then it’s a win-win for everyone!

This combined with a bunch of indies new and old, some older AAA stuff, and all the new Microsoft first party releases, means I’m pretty impressed with the Game Pass offering personally!
It's at the point were I could imagine someone buying an XBOX and subbing to Gold and Game Pass and never buying a game yet being perfectly contented and indeed well entertained.

I would like a combined 'XBOX Platinum' plan personally where it's all in one but that's just a convenience thing.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by countstex » January 17th, 2019, 9:49 am

Good month for GamePass coming up with Shadow of Mordor and We Happy Few joining the fray. Played through Mordor on PS4 so happy to play again to help my achievement goals for 2019 ;)

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Post by countstex » February 21st, 2019, 11:13 am

A little tangential but Paradox, the makers of Cities Skyline, Surviving Mars, Stellaris amongst others have just launched their own mod service, which is going to allow mods to come to XBOX too!

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Post by Alex79uk » February 21st, 2019, 5:13 pm

Is We Happy Few actually 'finished' now? I know it was in that weird pre-release state for ages. Is it a good game?

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by DomsBeard » March 14th, 2019, 4:02 pm

Fallout 4 and F1 2018 added to Game Pass

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