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  1. I was a bit worried as mine and I imagine tons more from MS were flying in from LA. But it's safely in Canada now and is apparently out for delivery  in the hands of UPS.


    Will be with the building concierge when I get in this evening. All my updates are done so should be a easy process swapping the machines out and playing. :D

  2. 6 hours ago, Cosmic_Guru said:

    This week's deals.  




    Quantum Break - £14.40  

    Homefront  The Revolution - £10

    The Surge - £20




    Nice all three of those games are enhanced. 


    For anyone who just got an XB1X Homefront is worth picking up for that price. It also just got a pretty substantial update for the Xbox One X launch. 




    Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios today confirm the details of the Homefront: The Revolution Xbox One X Enhanced Update. Xbox One X users will benefit from improved visuals and performance when playing Homefront: The Revolution. The update includes: 

    The game is rendered in 3200 x 1800 which is a four times increase over the standard Xbox One version. This resolution will provide superior image quality on 4k TVs and a crisper, super-sampled image on 1080p TVs.

    All HUD and UI elements are rendered in native 4K for the highest quality image. 

    The Time Splitters 2 arcade machine content is now rendered in native 4K.

    The game takes advantage of Xbox One X’s increased memory which will support more high quality textures on screen at any given time.

    Frame rate performance is further improved.

    HDR support has been added to both the Xbox One X and Xbox One S hardware.



  3. On 10/19/2017 at 07:43, TehStu said:

    Is Skylines easy enough for kids to play? Looks like a title I could sit down with them and play, but I'd need to dial back the SimCity sim-ness of it. I'll grab the weekend freebie, but it'd be useful to get impressions.


    I'm trying to limit the Xbox to non-violent stuff because it's downstairs, so this sort of thing is good.


    It's as hard or easy as you want. And it has an unlimited money mode so kids can build crazy cities if they wish. The only thing that may be a bit much is some of the stuff like getting your city population takes a while so it can be a ,lot of waiting round although they added a fast forward option recently.


    That and making sure you have electricity running so people come to your city, but I think they've also added a lot more helping hands stuff when you start the game now.

  4. 6 minutes ago, pulsemyne said:

    Still odd why they are bring their exclusives to PC as well. I mean it basically gives consumers no reason to buy an xbox one over a reasonably okay PC. Oh and look forward to all MS games now showing PC screen shots and not xbox one.


    Because wherever you buy these games you'll be paying them.  Windows 10 or Xbox. It's all MS.


    I also suspect that this is in prep for Scorpio next year. If all these games are forwards compatible, I'll bet they'll 'upgrade' themselves to the PC version visuals or higher. When you start playing on the Scorpio.

  5. 10 minutes ago, RB said:

    Are the firefights as satisfying as they are in Max Payne? More so? Less so?


    They feel very satisfying. A lot more slicker than I was expecting. The time powers obviously add to it, as you can zoom around. You even get the kill cam like in Max Payne. When you kill the last enemy in an area. I'm only fighting the grunts at the moment, I'm looking forward to seeing those guys that can also control time.

  6. I've only watched 1 episode of the show so far and it was pretty good. Adds a lot of background and motivation to certain characters. I'm hoping to be able to shoot a particular weaselly character later on in the game. As his such a little shit. :lol:


    It feels very much like Fringe. Maybe because Lance Reddick is in both shows. Certainly for a show within a game it's very well acted. I choose 'Hardline' so all my decisions are going along that timeline. Will be interested in another play through to see the other choices.


    A word on the combat. Yes playing this as a cover shooter will get you punished very quickly, even in act 1. I was watching a twitch stream and the guy playing kept doing it and getting fucked up. You get nearly all your powers in Act 1. Then it's risk and reward play as they have to charge when you use them, but you obviously get defensive and offensive powers. that you can then upgrade through the game. I like that approach as it gives you more options.



  7. When the controls click the game becomes even more of a joy to play. I didn't realise you could do wall running so early so I've become pretty use to how well it works to string your traversal together.

    Also the game world is so fucking gorgeous. :wub: Love the little details so far like i was running up a street when I saw someone peeping out their front door who swiftly closed it as I ran past.

  8. Gawd,this is lovely. I spent a silly amount of time making my character last night, she looks very good.

    Feels and looks great. Won't have much time to dump into until Friday but I can see I'm going to have an amazing time with this.

    Blue Skies gaming :wub:

  9. Wow that's some good scores. Unlocks tomorrow was surprised not to see anybody with early copies playing over the weekend.

    I had someone on my FL streaming the game over the weekend. I watched 5 mins of it on Twitch then had to close it down as he was in an area I hadn't seen in any of the videos.

    Seems IG has held a lot of things back. Which I like.

  10. anyone else extremely tempted by sunset overdrive @ £28 (i think) HK store? i havent really had much interest in the game, but at that price or £14 each for me and a friend it really seems like a no brainer - is there any negatives of using the hong kong store? is it any more dodgy than using the USA store? (i buy giftcards on amazon and redeem them on the bone usually) ta

    No negatives I've seen. It's all through MS.

    I brought the deluxe edition yesterday switched back to the UK store and it downloaded as normal. Checked my online banking account this morning and they've taken out the correct amount. That and it's easy as piss to switch back and forth to the webstores on the console and the website.

  11. I actually like this, had a play around on the demo the other day and it was fun, digital download price is a joke though, £59.99!

    I don;t like it that much, pretty sure there will be some of these in the bargain bin come Christmas time, so will get it on the cheap then.

    Also, if there are any of those Beta Program invites for the Dash doing the round Mr Do 71, I would be most grateful for one, thanks :)

    Yeah that price is ridiculous. Keep an eye on this site and when it gets added see if you can DL it for cheaper from one of the other Xbox stores.

    HK,India and Japan are usually much cheaper. I brought the Sunset Overdrive Deluxe edition from the HK store yesterday and it was £37.32 on there vs £60.99 on the UK store

    I see Halo is currently £34.21 on the Japanese store.

  12. I'd also love an invite if there's a cheeky spare going round. Thanks. Gamertag is MatMurray

    Also, the Xbox One TV Tuner is out today. I'm kind of excited, as I don't have Sky anymore, and it feels like I'm missing out by not having TV going through the Xbox.

    Very impressed with this.

    And it's about 24 quid I noticed that Amazon are doing the tuner and a remote for £40 may get that next month.

    It hasn't gone unnoticed by me how much more positive this thread is now. Not saying criticism was unwelcome but some of it was plain silliness.

  13. I do think the PS4 OS is far more accessible though. I'm getting back into my Xbox One thanks to FH2 (and thanks to Driveclub I suppose) but I'm still struggling to navigate the OS quickly. I suspect you can do more with it, but it just feels really bloated and convoluted. I do really like clean and simple UIs however so it's no surprise that I prefer the PS4s.

    Do you have to be a Gold member to join the preview program?

    Do you have a Kinect?

  14. I've just pre ordered the digital Deluxe version for 37 squid can't wait.

    I've been on nearly complete media blackout but I'm loving some of the early review impressions, that the game is challenging, it's been a while since a game has had me this excited.

    Can't wait to explore the world. :D

  15. You can do the same thing with the India store as someone mentioned earlier, it works out a bit cheaper than the US store.

    Edit: and you can just use your card without having to buy credit.

    India was cheaper but I've just looked at the price and it works out at 46 quid.

    Now before I press go on this can someone tell me if I just use my debit card and buy off the US store will it charge me tax?

  16. Pretty slick demo and that was Sean MaGuire right?

    I prefer these sort of racers to serious sims like Forza and GT. Graphics are gorgeous. That first cross rally race through the fields,hills and roads. :wub:

    Then the race against the planes as well was crazy. And they throw in online freeroam in the demo as well.

  17. I do not recall Tomb Raider being touted as the great game of 2015 before exclusivity was announced. I am sure that it will be good, probably very good. But the last game was one of the lower-end AAA titles from the end of the last gen and had really lost its crown to the Uncharted series. I'd certainly pick it in a sale, but as a franchise it is a diminished series compared to a decade ago.

    For me the TR reboot was a lot better than the cinematic wankery known as UC3 which seemed to have abandoned any pretence about being an actual exploration game. And focused on it's uninteresting main storyline and overplayed setpieces.

    TR had better exploration,better weapons,enemy encounters. And a much more tense and interesting atmosphere and island.

    Certain things needed to be thought out like better like the tomb puzzles which were a bit too easy, but that's something they say will be much improved in the sequel, but overall it was a great game for me.

    Looking forward to the new game next year.

  18. So Sony's PR reaction to this makes me think we won't be seeing EA Access on PS4

    “We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect,” a Sony representative told us via email. “PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200% since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price. We don’t think asking our fans to pay an additional $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.”

    Very catty. It makes this sentence from the press release from Xbox very interesting.

    Today we're writing to let you know about EA Access announced today by EA. EA Access is a subscription product created by the teams at Microsoft and EA, and it's exclusive to Xbox One!
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