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1 minute ago, the_debaser said:

Are they going to have 2 versions of each game then, one with lower res textures for series s?

 

It'll depend if developers bother, but that's what Xbox's smart delivery is about.  The XSX will download the 4k versions and the S the low res ones.

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Possibly silly questions but I've never done it... are we expecting to be able to pre-order consoles direct from Microsoft once they go live as well as retailers? Will we be able to use Xbox credit towards it?

 

I've just realised I have about £20 sat on there and putting the S down to £229 sounds very appealing :) 

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Worth a read if you are looking at going the finance option - whilst cheaper on paper it does come with strings.

 

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-09-09-xbox-all-access-the-best-way-to-buy-an-xbox-series-x-or-xbox-series-s

 

Also worth noting that if you have the money buy the console outright GPU deals are quite frequent and you are likely to save a lot more doing it that way.

 

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5 minutes ago, Quexex said:

Worth a read if you are looking at going the finance option - whilst cheaper on paper it does come with strings.

 

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-09-09-xbox-all-access-the-best-way-to-buy-an-xbox-series-x-or-xbox-series-s

 

Also worth noting that if you have the money buy the console outright GPU deals are quite frequent and you are likely to save a lot more doing it that way.

 

Aren’t the “strings” pretty much the same as entering into any credit agreement? Also there’s no guarantee the price of GP ultimate won’t rise or that they will clamp down on the deals available in the next 2 years. 

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Hmmm.  I was definitely leaning towards the Series S but have just discovered that here in Singapore the Series X will be the equivalent of £399 whilst the Series S will be £259.  I have a 4K TV so perhaps the Series X makes most sense.  I’d be happy with either to be honest!

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Literally the only bad thing I can see in all of this is that Eurogamer mention the finance thing as being run by Klarna. This might be entirely unfair, but I have them in my head as some kind of digital app-based Brighthouse scummery outfit.

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2 hours ago, K said:

It does feel like a bit of a waste of £200-worth of GPU and RAM when all it really does is allow a 2160P display, rather than a 1440P one. I feel like you could probably do something a bit more interesting with all that processing power than a not-all-that noticeable increase in resolution.


Don’t forget you’re getting a Blu-ray drive and twice the SSD capacity for that £200. 
 

I agree about 4K but despite what MS say their targets are, they’re not going to be telling CD Projekt Red or Ubisoft what resolution their games need to be. 
 

The main reason I’m still getting a Series X is because I’m hoping for more 1440/60 performance mode options, and also because the big complex next gen games will probably drop 4K which could mean the Series S resolution ends up back down at 1080p or maybe even lower. 

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1 hour ago, Dudley said:

I would assume all access will also have the standard mobile phone contract "We can increase it by RPI" clause too.

It’s not a phone contract though. It’s paid via klarna and the total cost is debited up front from your new credit account. 
 

From the klarna side of things it’s just an interest free loan. You can pay it all off at any point. 
 

There will be no increase in monthly payments. 

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2 hours ago, Mortis said:

It app

Aren’t the “strings” pretty much the same as entering into any credit agreement? 

 

true, I was thinking more the GPU sub that you could save significantly on though.

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5 hours ago, ulala said:


amazon would have replaced it within days, with a new console.

 

what happened here?


fuck knows

 

around here

 

 

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  • Mr Tony changed the title to Xbox Series S - £249 Nov 10 (pre order 22 Sep)

So, as someone who has always been on the Series X train and have card ready, where is the best place to -pre-order this. I'm torn currently between walking down to Game and getting some meagre Game points for the wallet or SimplyGames (or someone similar). I haven't got a console on Day One since the Dreamcast so this is all a tad new...

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1 hour ago, mikeyl said:

I see Klarna advertising on trainers websites like JD Sports and Footpatrol. It feels a bit grim re:who they are targeting to be taking out loans for tracksuits etc?


think of it like Kay’s catalogue from the 80s, just in 2020

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54 minutes ago, marc2j said:

So, as someone who has always been on the Series X train and have card ready, where is the best place to -pre-order this. I'm torn currently between walking down to Game and getting some meagre Game points for the wallet or SimplyGames (or someone similar). I haven't got a console on Day One since the Dreamcast so this is all a tad new...

I'm going online (Simply Games who are excellent, free DPD release day delivery) because knowing our luck Boris will close non-essential shops on 9 November and then we will all be in a spot of bother (well, apart from supermarkets)! :D  I'll be working that day anyway so I have no issues if it turns up late in the day.  

 

Plus I need to keep to my word to keep this thread up to date on the day with progress of shipment and name of DPD driver, expected ETA, looking out of the window etc.  Riveting stuff.

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42 minutes ago, marc2j said:

So, as someone who has always been on the Series X train and have card ready, where is the best place to -pre-order this. I'm torn currently between walking down to Game and getting some meagre Game points for the wallet or SimplyGames (or someone similar). I haven't got a console on Day One since the Dreamcast so this is all a tad new...

 

From curries or Argos, maybe Asda. The only shops that will stock it. 

 

I have no faith in it arriving on time from elsewhere and don't want to lose a days holiday. 

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8 minutes ago, Ry said:

 

From curries or Argos, maybe Asda. The only shops that will stock it. 

 

I have no faith in it arriving on time from elsewhere and don't want to lose a days holiday. 

That's fair if you have the day off especially.  I'm gonna be happy knowing that I have secured a unit online and I also have no idea what stock will be like on day 1 in supermarkets near me.

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3 hours ago, mikeyl said:

I see Klarna advertising on trainers websites like JD Sports and Footpatrol. It feels a bit grim re:who they are targeting to be taking out loans for tracksuits etc?

 

It's not really any different to American Express - you can use it to pay later at no cost, split by instalments, whatever. It's essentially a more respectable version of a payday loan, and a less respectable version of American Express. Pretty big already in certain EU countries and they seem to be making a big push into the UK.

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  • Mr Tony changed the title to Xbox Series S - £249 - 10 November. Get ready for 8am Tue.
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