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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by ratsoalbion » March 14th, 2019, 4:17 pm

Xbox Live coming to iOS and Android.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Magical_Isopod » March 14th, 2019, 5:19 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
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Is We Happy Few actually 'finished' now? I know it was in that weird pre-release state for ages. Is it a good game?
By all accounts it's, at best, a copycat survival game with an interesting venir. But it got terrible to middling reviews at launch, and people were generally pissed it was marketed as more story-driven than it really was.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » March 14th, 2019, 5:26 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Xbox Live coming to iOS and Android.
It already was on there, but only in MS authored games. Now the tools for it are available for other mobile developers.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » March 14th, 2019, 8:01 pm

What does this mean in practical terms? I'll be able to download my purchased XBLA games to phone and play them?

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by countstex » March 14th, 2019, 10:25 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 8:01 pm
What does this mean in practical terms? I'll be able to download my purchased XBLA games to phone and play them?
It's more that the online multiplayer, party chat, etc can be integrated into none XBOX games I would think. Perhaps Achievements too, although they might want to keep a tighter hold on them.

Playing your games on a mobile device via streaming solutions is on it;s way too though.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » March 15th, 2019, 8:37 am

You know how you can use your Facebook account to sign into games and have progress saved to the cloud? It’s like that, only you can use your Xbox live account instead. And there’ll be achievements.

Go play something Wordament on mobile to see an existing game with Xbox live integration.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » March 20th, 2019, 2:41 pm

Some absolute crackers coming to gamepass in the next few weeks,

Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Vampyr, Edith Finch, MvC Infinite...

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by DomsBeard » March 20th, 2019, 3:55 pm

Flabyo wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Some absolute crackers coming to gamepass in the next few weeks,

Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Vampyr, Edith Finch, MvC Infinite...

Well 3 and MvC Infinite :D

I have been close to picking up Vampyr about 10 times

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by countstex » March 25th, 2019, 2:30 pm

DomsBeard wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 3:55 pm


I have been close to picking up Vampyr about 10 times
Same. Looking forward to checking it out. :)

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by chase210 » April 13th, 2019, 9:23 pm

So discless One S has leaked! Not sure it’s for me but still, pretty cool.

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Post by KSubzero1000 » April 17th, 2019, 7:22 am

Ninja Gaiden 2 is now backwards compatible with Xbox One X, which apparently alleviates a lot of the frame rate and freezing issues.

Legit considering buying one of those just for that. Probably won't. But still...

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by countstex » April 17th, 2019, 3:15 pm

chase210 wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 9:23 pm
So discless One S has leaked! Not sure it’s for me but still, pretty cool.
If they do a discless One X we'll probably swap Linda's (my wife) out for one as she's still on a launch One right now and we have zero use for a secondary UHD BlueRay player! ;)

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » April 20th, 2019, 4:08 pm

I must admit, I don't really keep up with Xbox news, but whatever happened to that Gears Of War funko pop spin off thing? Wasn't that announced like two years ago (or was it only last E3, I forget?) It's not actually come out or anything yet has it?

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » April 21st, 2019, 4:15 pm

Still in soft launch, though I think getting close to global launch soon (friend of mine is working on it).

It’s also not an Xbox game, it’s for mobile.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by chase210 » April 21st, 2019, 6:08 pm

The discless Xbox One S has been confirmed for May 7th release. £200 with three games.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » April 22nd, 2019, 5:36 pm

chase210 wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 6:08 pm
The discless Xbox One S has been confirmed for May 7th release. £200 with three games.
"...alongside digital versions of Forza Horizon 3, Sea of Thieves, and Minecraft".

I feel like they could have done a little better there.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » April 22nd, 2019, 5:37 pm

Flabyo wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 4:15 pm
Still in soft launch, though I think getting close to global launch soon (friend of mine is working on it).

It’s also not an Xbox game, it’s for mobile.
Oh cool OK, that's interesting, I'll actually be able to play it then! I thought it was literally just a GoW game with the big head characters, but looking online it seems more of an arena based multiplayer thing?

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by rob25X » April 22nd, 2019, 10:39 pm

chase210 wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 9:23 pm
So discless One S has leaked! Not sure it’s for me but still, pretty cool.
It shows how technology has advanced.

Sadly though it's Microsoft trying to kill the used game market and push people into Game Pass and to buy games from the overpriced digital store.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by clippa » April 23rd, 2019, 9:16 am

Yeah, that's the good thing about competition, they had to backpedal on all that pretty sharpish after the disastrous 2013 E3 announcement when Sony absolutely dived on the chance to make them the villain and undercut them.

I used to go to this other gaming forum back then and people would say "Oh, I fancy a game of this tonight, anyone on here fancy playing?"
It went without saying that they were talking about the 360 version. A few strangers who had wandered in would ask "Oh, what platform?"
and they'd get "Oh, 360, sorry" like they didn't fully believe there was another choice.

The huge shift after that E3 was astounding. Those 360 forums were suddenly now ps4 forums and you had the diehard microsoft fanboys standing alone in the middle of the playground being mocked for sticking with what they knew and having no games, wondering why life was so cruel.

It'll all go digital eventually, of course, and there are benefits as well as disadvantages, but fair play to the customers for holding back the tide for so long and weathering the whole online pass thing we had a while back.

They've been trying to "just slip the head in" from various different angles for a while now. This is an interesting new tactic.

There were plenty of people in 2013 going "Aw, I liked the sound of that, why'd you all have to spoil it?" so we'll see.

How much do xbox ones go for nowadays? That price sounds suspiciously like they're charging the same for less to me.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by KSubzero1000 » April 23rd, 2019, 9:49 am

clippa wrote:
April 23rd, 2019, 9:16 am
How much do xbox ones go for nowadays?
I had a quick look on german amazon.

Xbox 360 500GB with Forza Horizon 2 costs EUR 320,00

Xbox One S 1TB with Forza Horizon 4 costs EUR 252,68 (??)

Xbox One X 1TB with Forza Horizon 4 & Forza Motorsport 7 costs EUR 399,00

Xbox One X 1TB with Shadow of the Tomb Raider costs EUR 495,00 (??)

Suffice to say, I don't really understand how pricing works.

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