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Mallet

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  1. Is anyone else watching TI? it has been fantastic so far. Absolutely loving it
  2. Mallet

    NFL 2021!

    hit the post, crazy times
  3. Mallet

    NFL 2021!

    I'm really looking forward to tonight. Bills vs Chiefs. 49ers vs Cardinals Chargers vs Browns
  4. Mallet

    NFL 2021!

    Looks like I jinxed the Panthers and then the Jets go and play well lol
  5. Mallet

    NFL 2021!

    Watching Sam Darnold ball out for the Panthers, the Jets must be a real dumpster fire to have got so little from him.
  6. Also some pretty big news for the Steam deck and Linux, easy anti cheat now works on Linux and battle eye have said their games will be compatible with the Deck. I don't play multi-player games but I know this was a big talking point but it looks like Valve are delivering on their promises.
  7. Mallet

    NFL 2021!

    I think I'd like to see a Bills vs Rams Superbowl
  8. Mallet

    NFL 2021!

    Who would have thought Josh Allen would become this good when he was drafted.
  9. Mallet

    NFL 2021!

    Jesus Christ, I've been trying to watch the pre-game shows on NFL network. 60% of the shows have to be commercial breaks, it's unwatchable.
  10. The more I interact with other digital stores, both on PC and console, the more I love the Steam platform. It is so far and above any other store, only gog.com comes close imo. I love the sheer range of games you have available to you, I love the sales and the fact you can buy Steam keys from 3rd party resellers to get great deals as well. I love that you can easily go to the reviews section, not just to check if people think the game is good but reading the recent reviews can be a great way to find out if a game has gotten better or worse. Some games launch in a terrible state, Chrono trigger for example, and if you just went by "professional" reviews you would never know that the developers put the time in to fix the issues and is now a great pot on PC. Like wise you might find out if an older game has issues with newer OS or latest drivers you might have to work around. I love the user forums where you can go for help or just general information on the game. I love the community portal for each games that lets you access guides or forums easily in game via steam overlay. Games are getting much better at providing options like borderless windowed mode but there are still a lot of games that don't like it if you alt-tab to a browser. I really like Steam achievements, not in every game but I find they make me think about the game in different ways some times. I have even rebought games I have on other stores to get access to Steam achievements. Hell, I even like the trading cards and badges. Steam input is amazing, enough said. All in all I simply find Steam to be the standard I hold every other store to and like I said I feel like only gog.com really approaches it. For Christ's sake the Epic store still does not have a shopping basket! Browsing the xbox store you will find games, especially older games, that wont even have a trailer available to watch before you buy a game. I will of course grab the free games from Epic and I will buy older titles on gog.com but given the choice I nearly always buy on Steam for all the features it provides.
  11. Curse you people! How is a man supposed to finish the games he is playing if you people keep turning his head with other games?
  12. This is just my opinion and it isn't hyperbole on my part. But I'm genuinely more excited about humble games getting day 1 releases on Gamepass than I am by anything shown at the Sony conference.
  13. Playing old games is honestly one of the top reasons I bought a Series S.
  14. I'm always wary when a release year isn't even given though, if they were confident any of those games would be 2022 I'm sure they would have said that in the trailers.
  15. Don't worry, you have plenty of time to save for them
  16. Nioh is a really nice give away. One of those games I would like to try but didn't want to buy it because I'm afraid I will be rubbish and waste my money.
  17. I would like that all console games that require aiming have the option of gyro assisted aim, not mandatory just the option for people like me who want it. Nintendo does this the best I think, gyro aiming in the Zelda games is fantastic imo, use the analogue stick for the large motions and then gyro to fine tune your aim.
  18. This question may be a little strange but I thought I would double check. Whenever I am browsing the Microsoft store through the app on my Xbox, are the reviews that people have left for the games that I see only for the Xbox version or do they include people reviewing the windows version as well? I have been browsing the gamepass app then I click the link to go to Microsoft store to get more details an I will see people comment on save game problems, hang ups on loading screens etc I may have played 20 games on my consoles in the last 15 years or so, I've been almost exclusively a PC gamer, so I naively thought that while I know that of course console games have bugs I didn't think games would be released that just hang on loading screens or corrupt your save games. I always thought, somewhat foolishly it seems, that issues like that were mostly on PC and a price you sometimes have to pay for having almost infinite hardware and driver combinations.
  19. I have to say I really like the Serie's controller. I love that it has a little weight to it, the textured grips, the d-pad and I think the analogue sticks may be the best I have ever used. I may buy a second one just for my PC.
  20. Surviving Mars is free on steam at the moment if anyone is interested.
  21. Most of the games don't target 1440p from what I have seen, the more demanding titles at least. A couple are 900p according to digital foundry, I think the Medium, Control Ultimate edition are both 900p.
  22. I read on a reddit post, the source of all truth, that the gamepass app requires 5ghz WiFi. I wonder if that is why, the xbox app works fine.
  23. Yeah, one of the reasons why I am looking forward to the Steam Deck.
  24. Does anyone use the gamepass app on android? For some reason it refuses to open if I am connected to a WiFi network, doesn't seem to matter if it is my home network or at work. I have to connect to the mobile data to get it to open.
  25. I really like mine but you have to be aware of what you are buying. Microsoft may claim 1440p is the target resolution but in reality it is a 1080p console. Which is fine for me as I have a 1080p plasma TV I have no intention of replacing. You will take hits to graphical fidelity in some games when compared to the Series X. Lower quality or even the absence of Ray tracing for example or maybe a few games that have higher framerate on Series X. You won't get the one x enhancements for backwards compatible games. You will be playing the one S version but you will still benefit from a much more powerful console that will eliminate just about any frame drops and max out any game that has a dynamic resolution. In addition there is the auto HDR, which I can't use, and I think the games have antistropic filtering added? The SSD is small, there is no sugar coating that, however it is manageable. If you are a person who plays 2-3 games at at time then deletes them when finished you will most likely be fine. You can use external to store and play games as well. The Xbox series enhanced games all have to run from the internal SSD but it is possible to store enhanced games on an external storage device then transfer them to the SSD when you want to play them. I have seen videos where a 60gb game takes maybe 13 minutes to move from external to internal SSD. Now the good things, games still look fantastic on a 1080p TV, Hellblade and a Plague Tale are stunning looking games and even old games like Oblivion look good imo. Is it 4k? No but that doesn't means it looks bad, some games may have dynamic resolution scaling but then a lot of games on Series X will have it as well. The system is blisteringly fast, from loading games to the UI everything is super smooth, snappy and responsive. Its a joy to use. If you are aware of and accept the downsizes then you will have a great time I think. If you go in thinking there will be no difference between the Series S and X except for the resolution that games run at you will likely be dissappoined. The Series S is almost half the price of the Series X, it would only need to be £25 cheaper to be half the price. What you get is really good value for money and a Series S with gamepass is without question the best bang for your buck in gaming right now. To top it off is practically silent and you can actually easily buy it. I love mine.
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