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I'm fairly drink so I can't really read. Did you in own an Xbox 360 because that opens you up to a ton on games that, whole older, still look good and play really well. Plus the Xbox has features and apps that the PS4 don't. As far as games, it easy enough to see which games aren't on other consoles. N if you have a gaming PC it might not be worth it. The features it has will be available on PC and then some.

If you do get an Xbox One, add me. I'm buy you a new game as a welcome to the system. Whatever you want.



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d21lewis said:
I'm fairly drink so I can't really read. Did you in own an Xbox 360 because that opens you up to a ton on games that, whole older, still look good and play really well. Plus the Xbox has features and apps that the PS4 don't. As far as games, it easy enough to see which games aren't on other consoles. N if you have a gaming PC it might not be worth it. The features it has will be available on PC and then some.

If you do get an Xbox One, add me. I'm buy you a new game as a welcome to the system. Whatever you want.

Dude, you're like, three drinks past coherent lol. 



DrDoomz said:

Heya all.

After finishing GoW, I have basically nothing left to look for in games for the PS4 for the next month or so (didn't like Vampyr tho I did buy it). Thinking of buying an Xbox (well 2, actually), an Xbox One X (awful name, if you ask me) and/or an Xbox One S. Basically, I tend to buy consoles in groups (I have 3 PS4 for example) because I have several rooms I play in (our home gym, the living room and my "man cave") that I play in. I'm still a bit on the fence, though. I'd only really buy if I feel that is is worth it. If some of you may be so kind as to give me some advice, I would love it. :)

Basically: what games should I look to buy first for my Xbox? Are there enough to keep me occupied for a few months at least? I'm an ARPG and MMORPG (emphasis on action) kinda guy. I'm already considering PoE (and it is the main reason I am buying the Xbox) but I'm not sure it would keep my interest for too long. I'm also considering SoT, but I heard bad things about it so I'm still not too sure. I'm more of a "it's worth it if I spend X hours on it". Doesn't matter if the Xbox has only one game but if It's able to keep my interest for a month or 2, the whole purchase would be worth it to me (I hate boredom).

Halo MC Collection and then, Halo 5. Sunset Overdrive, Cuphead, Ori and Sea of Thieves are good places to start. 



DialgaMarine said:
Mr Puggsly said:

It launched for $399 with a 2TB HDD. At that point the OG X1 was still at retailers and discounted. So its possible he bought the X1S at launch or some special edition.

Either way, I think the X1S is worth having if you see if for $199. It has a notable backlog, especially in some genres compared to competitors.

 You had it right. I bought the 2 TB  model the day the S launched. 

Same, although I didn’t buy it at launch. Maybe a week or two later. That 2 tb was sweet but I lost interest after a year or so for a lack of games and sold it. Now I’m thinking of buying it again for Forza Horizon 4 lol. 

 

Im a sucker for racing games. :( 

Last edited by UltimateGamer1982 - on 16 June 2018

Finally unboxed my S today (only the minecraft bundle was available -_-, went for 230USD more or less). Actually like the compact construction of the S more than I do my PS4s. Fan's on top (the big circle IS a fan right? Also, a tiny part of it is blocked by my monitor, hope that's not a problem), power/eject button doesn't use tiny buttons in an unseen part of the device (TF is wrong with you Sony?? :P). Position of HDMI cable connection is very intuitive (no more fumbling in the back of the thing since my setup is quite tight, again, TF Sony?!?). Everything was going great til I got the controller. Button setup isn't so bad, smooth feel and.... IT USES BATTERIES?!? (ew!).

Other than that, actually happy with my purchase but not looking forward to the whole registration/etc thing. Never enjoy that (it's downloading updates atm).



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UltimateGamer1982 said:
DialgaMarine said:

 You had it right. I bought the 2 TB  model the day the S launched. 

Same, although I didn’t buy it at launch. Maybe a week or two later. That 2 tb was sweet but I lost interest after a year or so for a lack of games and sold it. Now I’m thinking of buying it again for Forza Horizon 4 lol. 

 

Im a sucker for racing games. :( 

If you're a sucker for racing games, why did you sell in the first place?  Racing games may be the only category with Xbone outshines the competition.  



VAMatt said:
UltimateGamer1982 said:

Same, although I didn’t buy it at launch. Maybe a week or two later. That 2 tb was sweet but I lost interest after a year or so for a lack of games and sold it. Now I’m thinking of buying it again for Forza Horizon 4 lol. 

 

Im a sucker for racing games. :( 

If you're a sucker for racing games, why did you sell in the first place?  Racing games may be the only category with Xbone outshines the competition.  

I know, I’m kicking myself for it. And you’re right, xbox does racing very well. It’s the reason I got an Xbox one was because forza Motorsport 5 looked so incredible when I played it at GameStop in 2013. The sun glare, the reflections on the cars, everything. 



DrDoomz said:

 Fan's on top (the big circle IS a fan right? Also, a tiny part of it is blocked by my monitor, hope that's not a problem)

Yes that is a fan. No, having a small portion blocked isn't an issue.
These things are difficult to overheat, not only is the fan and heatsink bigger than required, but the SoC will throttle anyway.

I never did own the S, but I owned the version prior... And sometimes I forgot it was even turned on it was that quiet, my X however is a little noisier.


DrDoomz said:

Everything was going great til I got the controller. Button setup isn't so bad, smooth feel and.... IT USES BATTERIES?!? (ew!).


You can buy a play and charge kit.
Personally I enjoy the fact it uses AA batteries, I can hot swap my batteries once they start to go flat with a new fully recharged pair.
No more stupid cables!

Plus., when the batteries eventually die (It is a matter of when, not if, lithium cells are typically good for only 1,000~ cycles most of the time.) I can easily replace them



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Pemalite said:

You can buy a play and charge kit.
Personally I enjoy the fact it uses AA batteries, I can hot swap my batteries once they start to go flat with a new fully recharged pair.
No more stupid cables!

Plus., when the batteries eventually die (It is a matter of when, not if, lithium cells are typically good for only 1,000~ cycles most of the time.) I can easily replace them

I also prefer batteries.  When my batteries are getting close to the end, I can swap them out, be back online in 15 seconds, and continue playing wirelessly.  When my DS4 dies, I have to plug in.  

Just get some high quality rechargeable batteries and a decent charger.  For a $25 investment, you'll never have to plug that controller in to anything.  



VAMatt said:
Pemalite said:

You can buy a play and charge kit.
Personally I enjoy the fact it uses AA batteries, I can hot swap my batteries once they start to go flat with a new fully recharged pair.
No more stupid cables!

Plus., when the batteries eventually die (It is a matter of when, not if, lithium cells are typically good for only 1,000~ cycles most of the time.) I can easily replace them

I also prefer batteries.  When my batteries are getting close to the end, I can swap them out, be back online in 15 seconds, and continue playing wirelessly.  When my DS4 dies, I have to plug in.  

Just get some high quality rechargeable batteries and a decent charger.  For a $25 investment, you'll never have to plug that controller in to anything.  

I second this. Play n charge kit is an essential purchase OP. Buy it now.