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Xbox Live coming to iOS and Android.

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Alex79uk wrote:
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?
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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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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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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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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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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Some absolute crackers coming to gamepass in the next few weeks,

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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I've seen Xbox One S with a game for around £160 odd.

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