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I'm very happy with my Series X but I watched this video last night and while the product shown here isn't for me (the PS5 is far too big and clunky for me to be bothered) he mentions there will be a similar version released for the Series S. If the price is right and it turns out to be a reliable setup, I'm tempted to get an S just to pair it with this screen. 

 

 

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On the external storage front, is the xbox supposed to automatically delete the external version if you download an update to the S version (which it puts on the internal)?

 

I think I've ended up with various duplicates, not sure if it's safe to delete them!

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Just now, StephenM said:

On the external storage front, is the xbox supposed to automatically delete the external version if you download an update to the S version (which it puts on the internal)?

 

I think I've ended up with various duplicates, not sure if it's safe to delete them!

 

It doesn't, but it's safe to delete the old version.

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1 hour ago, Rayn said:

I'm very happy with my Series X but I watched this video last night and while the product shown here isn't for me (the PS5 is far too big and clunky for me to be bothered) he mentions there will be a similar version released for the Series S. If the price is right and it turns out to be a reliable setup, I'm tempted to get an S just to pair it with this screen. 

 

 

PS5 Portable has got to be the best name for a video I've seen in a long time!

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I heard Game has stock on their Early Access pass thing - not so! Says out of stock when I click to add to basket.

 

Anywhere got any of these? Looking MUCH better than the PS5 for exclusives and I've always preferred the control pad.

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No where has stock consistently of the X (it's easy to get an S). You'll need to use something like Stock Informer or other services to get notifications when some become available.

 

In the end I got lucky with Currys and ordered an X yesterday, arrived today (replacing the S I only bought last Thursday 😅). I've spent about two weeks monitoring for them, but decided an S was an okay stop gap, just didn't expect it to be such a short gap. At least I'm ready for FH5 now.

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7 hours ago, ScouserInExile said:

Running out of space already. I'm thinking I'll bung everything I play on the external and make sure that Roblox, Minecraft, Overcooked et al that the kids play are one the One's internal drive.

Because I can't get LAN game transfer working now, I just unplug my 2TB drive from the one and walk it to the other, then copy the game across. It's totally plug and play. The only caveat would be that this (likely) won't work for anything Series X|S optimized. 

 

Sneakernet. 

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11 hours ago, Mallet said:

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.

Yes they’re really nice to use aren’t they, I also like that you can choose your own battery solution, like their others too of course, I have some rechargeable batteries that last about 20 hours. 

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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. 

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46 minutes ago, Stanley said:

Yes they’re really nice to use aren’t they, I also like that you can choose your own battery solution, like their others too of course, I have some rechargeable batteries that last about 20 hours. 


The battery ‘solution’ for the Xbox pad is just MS being cheap. They should’ve stuck in a decent sized battery like the switch pro pad has. 

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24 minutes ago, Mallet said:

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. 


It probably depends on the game.

 

In my library at least, there aren’t that many games using Xbox Play Anywhere, so it’s mostly different SKUs for each platform (if it’s on the Windows Microsoft Store at all). Older games from Bethesda and the like haven’t had it retroactively applied either.

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3 minutes ago, ScouserInExile said:

I know this is old ground, but I'd much rather have batteries I can change myself. Essentially for two reasons: rechargeable batteries gradually get worse with use and I've always got charged batteries around, so I can swap them out mid gaming session, without having to plug the controller in or the like. 


That’s fair enough. I just prefer not have to mess about with swapping batteries every 15 hours. 

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It's the easiest thing ever. Buy an 8 pack of rechargeable batteries. Use two. Hit swap them. When four go empty, charge for 6 hours.

 

Much better than an inbuilt controller that after a few years runs out with half its original capacity and you have to buy a whole new pad.

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