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Just hit the Xbox symbol button on the controller and then choose my games and apps. There is a list on the left hand side including installed games, apps, memberships, ready to install, updates available, and queue.

 

 Any games not installed should be listed under ready to install. If you click on queue, it will show you the last 5 games to either have installed or updated.

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35 minutes ago, SteveH said:

The January Sale has started early it seems:

https://www.storeparser.com/en-GB/xbox-one/deals/

 

Been looking through both sales and most of the stuff in the XBox sale is more expensive than on PSN for some reason. Worth comparing before purchasing if you own both consoles and it's not an X enhanced title.

 

Tempted by Forza Horizon 3 at 20 quid and then the expansion pass for 9 quid though.

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On 21/12/2017 at 14:01, Pob said:

I must say I’m totally loving the Elite pad. I mainly got it for the paddles, which I could see solving some dodgy control scheme choices in some of my favourite games by getting stuff off the d-pad, but I’ve been using every single extra ‘pro’ feature of the pad. Hair triggers for shooters, a tall right analogue stick for precision aiming in PUBG, the circular d-pad for SFIV. I even plugged in the cable last night though I doubt I could notice any perceptible reduction in input lag. I still failed to get a single kill in PUBG!

 

What do people use the different sticks for? A cursory google told me about the aforementioned increase in aiming accuracy via a taller stick, but what are the short concave sticks for? What’s best for racers?

 

I'd be interested in what people use the extra bits and bobs for too.  I've got one myself, bought it last Christmas when Argos were selling them with a free game, but I just use it like a regular controller, without any of the paddles fitted underneath. Would love to know what others use them for, particularly in driving games.

 

They really are a quality piece of kit though, they feel nicley weighty and expensive.

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1 hour ago, multiclunk said:

 

I'd be interested in what people use the extra bits and bobs for too.  I've got one myself, bought it last Christmas when Argos were selling them with a free game, but I just use it like a regular controller, without any of the paddles fitted underneath. Would love to know what others use them for, particularly in driving games.

 

They really are a quality piece of kit though, they feel nicley weighty and expensive.

I tried Forza with paddles as shifters but to be honest I find the face buttons easier for changing gear. The paddles are great for games where the designers ran out of convenient places to put essential controls (e.g switch fire mode and select grenade in PUBG, which are relegated to the d-pad and which can be activated much more quickly and, crucially, while on the move when assigned to the paddles) but they do get in the way a bit and can be pressed accidentally. 

 

I’d definitely like to get some tips on what the best sticks are for steering in racing games. 

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Surely the perfect thing for the paddles on the back is a doubled face button or two for thirds-person games where you need to hold A to sprint or such. Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Dark Souls and countless others. I end up having to hold the controller with a strangely clawed hand to be able to sprint and rotate the camera at the same time.

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True that would be good. I can’t think of any games that require that recently though, at least not on a face button. Even GTAOnline gives control options to get around that (I’ve got run in RB on that game). 

 

I also think that having to look where you’re going while sprinting is quite realistic :)

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Actually I’ve just realised not only can the paddles be used at either height, they can be turned upside down and swapped over. The shorter one as far up as possible gets them right out of the way and is perfect. Result!

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8 minutes ago, Pob said:

Actually I’ve just realised not only can the paddles be used at either height, they can be turned upside down and swapped over. The shorter one as far up as possible gets them right out of the way and is perfect. Result!

 

This is the recommended arrangement...

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