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My brother has now decided he would like a Series S, which of course is typical now you won't be able to find a next-gen console for the rest of this year.

 

If anyone sees any please do post loudly in here. I've got that Stockinformer page open.

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41 minutes ago, MNFRMTMRRW said:

Halo: MCC X|S optimized update is out. 40GB for me... going to take a few hours to download on my crappy internet.

Downloading the whole thing now but it doesn't show as being X|S Optimised like other games do.

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1 hour ago, Hitcher said:

Downloading the whole thing now but it doesn't show as being X|S Optimised like other games do.

I think this is because it is possible for games to support 120fps without being Optimized the formal way. Otherwise the game would also require to be on the internal SSD. So I guess this is a proper solution saving your precious disk space.

 

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New Features

Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been optimized to take full advantage of the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles. Below is a breakdown of the features available on Xbox Series X|S:  

  • Improved resolution 
    • Xbox Series X: 4K resolution at 60 or 120Hz in both single player and two player split screen modes 
    • Xbox Series S: 1080p resolution at 60 or 120Hz in both single player and two player split screen modes 
  • Both Xbox Series X and Series S will run similar “enhanced” graphics settings as PC 
  • Field of View (FOV) can be adjusted via a slider that ranges from 70 to 120 degrees 
    • Adjusting FOV requires the console to be set to 60Hz output, FOV will be locked to default value when the console is set to 120Hz output 
  • Several enhancements to the split screen experience 
    • Four player splitscreen runs at 60 frames per second (FPS) 
    • Reduced or removed performance throttles from the original titles 
  • In-game high dynamic range (HDR) options have been added to the Settings menu 
  • Quick Resume and Smart Delivery are supported 
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Known Issues 

The following are active issues for Series X|S enhancements as of 2020/11/17 in build 1.1955.0.0.  

  • When playing Halo: Combat Evolved’s campaign with Anniversary graphics enabled on an Xbox Series X console and at 4K 120Hz, the framerate may drop noticeably in some areas and/or create noticeable screen tearing 
    • If the display supports variable refresh rate (VRR), enabling this feature may reduce the impact of this issue 
    • If the display does not support VRR, playing at 60Hz will provide a smoother gameplay experience 
  • On both Xbox Series X|S consoles, increasing the Gamma option above 5 may result in oversaturation of darker areas in the menus and gameplay 

 

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My elite v2 controller developed "bumper syndrome" a week after the extended warranty expired, when I type in the serial number it says expired (which makes sense to me based on when I bought it) but in "my devices" it says December 24th.

 

To be fair to Microsoft they were great as is my usual experience with their support and I'm sending it off for a replacement and they told me my warranty is indeed until December. Will be my 3rd Elite V2 though 

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2 hours ago, SnoopZakaDaVe said:

My elite v2 controller developed "bumper syndrome" a week after the extended warranty expired, when I type in the serial number it says expired (which makes sense to me based on when I bought it) but in "my devices" it says December 24th.

 

To be fair to Microsoft they were great as is my usual experience with their support and I'm sending it off for a replacement and they told me my warranty is indeed until December. Will be my 3rd Elite V2 though 

I was thinking about picking one of these up at some point to.... What is the "bumber syndrome" design fault of somekind I'm guessing....

 

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-elite-controller-series-2-buyers-report-widespread-issues

 

OK. Leave that one on the shelf for now then. 

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30 minutes ago, MattyP said:

I was thinking about picking one of these up at some point to.... What is the "bumber syndrome" design fault of somekind I'm guessing....

 

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-elite-controller-series-2-buyers-report-widespread-issues

 

OK. Leave that one on the shelf for now then. 

 

Yeah its disappointing after the issues of V1 that the same issues occur on the v2, i went through 3 v1s too, all issues with the bumpers failing. out of the box my first v2 had issues with the D-pad iirc so I returned it for a new one and now the bumpers playing up which was an issue rife on the V1. For the price you'd expect better tbh, it is great apart from.. that

 

Edit: reading the article reminded me it was indeed a sticky A button that caused me to return the first one I got. Wasn't aware problems were so widespread on the series 2 pad tbh

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6 hours ago, tnman said:

My brother has now decided he would like a Series S, which of course is typical now you won't be able to find a next-gen console for the rest of this year.

 

If anyone sees any please do post loudly in here. I've got that Stockinformer page open.

Very have some. Just got pinged by stockinformer

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4 hours ago, Super Craig said:

Forza Horizon 4 is pretty buggy, to the point that it can become unplayable, so I'd imagine it's just bug fixes for those issues just now.

 

Would be good to have patch notes available on the console, like there is on the PS4.

 

EDIT: Aha, the details have appeared on the Forza website. It's just a hotfix patch.

 

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XBOX SERIES X/S SPECIFIC FIXES
Fixed a number of issues around changing languages
Fixed a number of issues where liveries were not being displayed in certain circumstances
Fixed a number of issues using Quick Resume
CROSS-PLATFORM FIXES
Minor back-end fixes

 

 

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Got around to trying the Blu-ray player. It's quieter than my launch One X, but it's still audible. My Interstellar UHD disc strangely wasn't recognised, but the standard Blu-ray was, as was Skyfall UHD.

 

I use a Logitech Harmony and had seemingly set it up for the Series X. Only problem is that it controls the Series X and the One X (which is set up at the PC desk) at the same time. Something to watch out for.

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2 minutes ago, Super Craig said:

Got around to trying the Blu-ray player. It's quieter than my launch One X, but it's still audible. My Interstellar UHD disc strangely wasn't recognised, but the standard Blu-ray was, as was Skyfall UHD.

 

I use a Logitech Harmony and had seemingly set it up for the Series X. Only problem is that it controls the Series X and the One X (which is set up at the PC desk) at the same time. Something to watch out for.

 

With the few stories around the web and up here decided to use the drive in my X for the first time today. It worked on the blu-ray I tried in it (Blade Runner 2049). Not overly noisy - think it's the fact that the console is so quiet that you notice any noise from the drive! Anyhow that is that done. Probably won't get another disk in there until its upgraded now. :D 

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38 minutes ago, Eighthours said:

 

Would be good to have patch notes available on the console, like there is on the PS4.

 

EDIT: Aha, the details have appeared on the Forza website. It's just a hotfix patch.

 

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XBOX SERIES X/S SPECIFIC FIXES
Fixed a number of issues around changing languages
Fixed a number of issues where liveries were not being displayed in certain circumstances
Fixed a number of issues using Quick Resume
CROSS-PLATFORM FIXES
Minor back-end fixes

 

 


Explains why my custom paint job was always resetting to std after races etc!

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7 hours ago, MNFRMTMRRW said:

I think this is because it is possible for games to support 120fps without being Optimized the formal way. Otherwise the game would also require to be on the internal SSD. So I guess this is a proper solution saving your precious disk space.

In that case I can move it to my external SSD.

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Been absolutely rinsing Yakuza 7 so I haven't really had a chance to mess around with gp yet. Although I have installed about five games to try when I'm done. Bit annoyed I didn't go for something a bit shorter as my launch game tbh.

 

On the plus side I am actually playing games now, rather than just reading/watching them, which makes a nice change.

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34 minutes ago, Moz said:

I’m sure this has been covered a million times, but what res and frame rate will Cyberpunk run at on the series X at launch (before the next gen patch)?

No one knows. I'd hope there's an uncapped framerate option, should mean whatever the highest res is will hit 60. 

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Anyone here have an LG....

 

LG-OLED-TV-XBox-Series-600x450.jpg

 

https://www.lgnewsroom.com/2020/11/lg-oled-tv-and-xbox-series-x-unleash-next-gen-console-gaming-experience/

 

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SEOUL, Nov. 18, 2020 — LG Electronics (LG) and Xbox have entered into an exclusive marketing partnership to highlight the phenomenal gaming experience of the widely-anticipated Xbox Series X console and LG OLED TV in key markets across Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. 1 LG OLED TV becomes the official TV partner of Microsoft’s new console in these regions with special events held at participating retail locations to provide consumers the opportunity to experience for themselves the sheer exhilaration of gaming on LG’s 2020 OLED TV models and Xbox’s latest console.

 

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