Xbox Series X

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  1. Omegashark18

    Omegashark18 Combaticon turned Autobot

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    Seems we forgot to make a thread for this console.

    Gameplay reveal is coming May 7th 8AM PT.
     
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  2. TheWarPathGuy

    TheWarPathGuy As cool as the earth is blue.

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    Yay!
    Even though I'll be buying it a year after it comes out.
     
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  3. gil

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    The Forza series always sold me, but I don’t think I’ll buy the Series X for Forza Motorsport, which I think will be next in line. Forza Horizon on the other hand will make me buy a Series X.
     
  4. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart. RIP Spike and Mojo.

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    Like @TheWarPathGuy, I'll wait a year before I buy one or an exclusive that catches my eye. Which ever comes first.
     
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  5. TheWarPathGuy

    TheWarPathGuy As cool as the earth is blue.

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    Nah, not waiting for exclusives. I just don't want hardware failures. The first revision of any console is probably gonna have a problem that doesn't show up until later on. Xbox is notorious for this.
    For example the Original Xbox had a battery (The clock.) That contained acid, which would melt and eat away the motherboard.

    Also the Xbox 360 with it's overheating and red ring. I got my 360 is 2006, and had to replace it in 2013.
    Also Nintendo has similar problems.
     
  6. Omegashark18

    Omegashark18 Combaticon turned Autobot

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    And did the One ever have these issues?
     
  7. TheWarPathGuy

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    No, but there was a reported grinding issue.
    Xbox One Early Adopters Reporting Hardware Problems - IGN
    I owned my Xbox One since 2014, and I can say no problems. I loved the 360, but it's overheating was probably it's most infamous problem, which even effected me. Mainly the original white model.
    Nothing wrong with buying consoles day one, I just like to wait until something is reported, also price drops. I am not trying to throw shade at Microsoft, their actually my favorite console manufacturer, and their games (while I wish they were more experimental like the original xbox days) are soild. I think every company can learn from hardware failures to ensure it never happens again. The red ring, Microsoft took the blame for that.


    Edit: Hey, even Sony and Nintendo aren't safe. Like for example the Holiday 2004 Demo Disc for PS2. If you ever play Viewtiful Joe 2, it will detele all your save data. Sony warns of major glitch in Holiday 2004 Demo Disc
    Also Nintendo's drifting issues, which wasn't reported until 2 years after the system released... I got mine in late 2017. The Joycons are fixable, but that will take alot of tinkering and tools. Like buying a new control stick.
     
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    The sad thing is the drift is actually -very- easily fixable. Have software based adjustable deadzone.

    Why NONE of the systems have this confound me.
     
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    The reason joycon drift happens is because Nintendo Switch joy sticks have an soft plastic around the insides, which makes it extremely easy for dirt and grime to get in. Other consoles can have drifting, but companies make sure to prevent this.
    What probably happened was Nintendo didn't realise this was a bad design choice until years after the system came out.
     
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    Well.. yeah. Thing is, a software update to adjust deadzone would fix 90 percent of the switch problems.

    Steam letting me adjust that has been a lifesaver on my 360 and PS4 controller I use for PC gaming.
     
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    The only reason I may pre-order is because if I do it at gamestop I can keep putting money down same for PS5. And i only had 2 minor problems with my day one X1, every once in awhile it will come on by itself and sometimes it won't come on at all and all I have to do is unplug and plug back in power brick.
     
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    Man this thing is looking more and more like a PC with every iteration.
     
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    I really like the console but I really have no need for it. I buy consoles for their exclusives and as of right now Microsoft has been releasing their games on PC too. I can’t wait for some more Halo news.
     
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    I’ve got to say. Xbox had a good stream. Almost every game they showed looked interesting to me.
     
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    I was also impressed that it was pretty much game after game after game instead of yammering for 40 minutes.
     
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    Scorn, The Medium, Chorus and Bright Memory Infinite are all on my radar after watching that.

    Yakuza 7 and Bloodlines 2 were already on my shopping list.

    Everything else looked pretty cool as well.
     
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  19. Omegashark18

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    A LOT of good looking things there. Don’t want to get all of them, I’ve got enough games I need to get through already. Going to have to pick and choose.

    Bright Memory & Second Extinction have my attention the most. Scorn, while damn beautiful in its art direction, it’s also nightmare fuel. I’ll have to pass on that.
     
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    Smart Delivery sounds like an interesting concept. Would be cool if that becomes an industry standard for the transition games between console generations.