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I had assumed it'd be hardy enough but that's a good point. It wouldn't be a daily thing but it'd be fairly regular so how can you tell? Is that what it's designed for or is it taking the place of the external HDD? I doubt there's enough entitled pricks like me who go "Oh I'd like a second next generation console for my fucking convenience plus a memory card to move my games around" that it'd be a design consideration?

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5 hours ago, Boothjan said:

 

By far the best in the series IMO (not played Valhalla yet though).  It's very, very long but personally, I love Ancient Greece so that wasn't a problem for me.  Tempted to go back to it actually now it's had a Framerate boost.

 

I preferred Origins (but I have a big thing for Egyptian mythos) but Odyssey, Origins and Valhalla are all great (albeit largely very similar games).

 

The female leads in all three are the more interesting characters

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4 minutes ago, Darren said:

Wouldn’t it be almost as convenient, and a lot cheaper, to buy another HDMI and power cable and just move the X between rooms?

 

Well, how long could the sockets for the power and HDMI cope with being moved frequently? Look, this is very much the definition of a first world problem. I have a very unique set up at home where I have my Series X in the front room along with my other halfs but need to move to where all my PC and shit is if she wants to watch TV or whatever, so the solution was to buy another console. The Series S is literally perfect because it's 'cheap', it's not 4k, I don't want to use anything on it that isn't S/X enhanced so I'm not missing out on One X enhancement and it removes the potential of fucking my Series X by humping it in and out of the front room.

I'm going to shut up now.

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4 hours ago, moosegrinder said:

 

Feels like a complete waste of time too.  You've got one slot and you're going to use it to expand the storage by less than 2 Calls of Duty?

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8 minutes ago, moosegrinder said:

 

Well, how long could the sockets for the power and HDMI cope with being moved frequently? Look, this is very much the definition of a first world problem. I have a very unique set up at home where I have my Series X in the front room along with my other halfs but need to move to where all my PC and shit is if she wants to watch TV or whatever, so the solution was to buy another console. The Series S is literally perfect because it's 'cheap', it's not 4k, I don't want to use anything on it that isn't S/X enhanced so I'm not missing out on One X enhancement and it removes the potential of fucking my Series X by humping it in and out of the front room.

I'm going to shut up now.

 

You have 2 Series X's in the front room?

 

Would it not make more sense to move one to the games room and just have 2 profiles on the one in the living room (adding extra storage if required)

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Just now, dreamylittledream said:

 

You have 2 Series X's in the front room?

 

Would it not make more sense to move one to the games room and just have 2 profiles on the one in the living room (adding extra storage if required)

 

No, because we have 2 TVs. She plays hers and I play mine, we can't do with fighting over one console and one TV. It's a very odd set up which I took an inordinate amount of flack over in the 'your setup' thread a while ago :P

 

I've not explained it very well because I'm tired. We like being in the same room rather than being across the house, so when she's doing shit on her console and TV, I'm doing shit on mine with a headset.

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Just now, moosegrinder said:

 

No, because we have 2 TVs. She plays hers and I play mine, we can't do with fighting over one console and one TV. It's a very odd set up which I took an inordinate amount of flack over in the 'your setup' thread a while ago :P

 

I've not explained it very well because I'm tired. We like being in the same room rather than being across the house, so when she's doing shit on her console and TV, I'm doing shit on mine with a headset.

 

Oh two Tvs and playing at the same time - I get it now (and yeah I remember - that front room would have put my other half into a trauma based coma but I could see the appeal).

 

Its completely understandable though - I have a stupidly expensive laptop to game on as we like to be together in the evening even though we don't want to be watching the same thing and we only have the one TV.

 

I reckon the Series S would be perfect for you then - its a fabulous little machine.  Maybe an external HD to transfer stuff though rather than the ridiculously priced SSD card thing - it really doesn't take long to move things.  I have a 2gb HD hooked up to mine and its easy just to move the things that are frequently in play in and out.

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9 hours ago, moosegrinder said:

 

 

 

I've not explained it very well because I'm tired. We like being in the same room rather than being across the house, so when she's doing shit on her console and TV, I'm doing shit on mine with a headset.

 

Why are you two shitting on your consoles?

 

Does it keep them from overheating?

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10 hours ago, moosegrinder said:

CoD is the outlier, but yeah it's not nearly enough. I'd be surprised if Infinite and Horizon 5 are sub 80gb each for example. THe space situation is only gonna get worse.

 

tbh I was mostly pleased with "Calls of Duty".

 

But yeah, Horizon 4 is over 100gb with DLC and it's unlikely 5 is going to be smaller.

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Just get the  1tb card bought next time it's available at a discount. I definitely would not suggest buying slower storage since you'll only end up buying the official card later on anyway and then you'll be left with a hard drive you don't really want or end up leaving connected so you can have even more games on hand to not play.

 

If Microsoft are putting out a smaller card so they can sell at a lower price, that tells you the cost of storage is not changing very quickly.

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For PS5 and Series X|S I would recommend a traditional USB HDD for BC games if you’ve got a sizeable library. Save the SSDs for PS5 and Series X|S games.

 

For me at least, I can see me going through multiple SSD upgrades during the gen if the Switch and SD cards are anything to go by.

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Playing Odyssey at the moment, which I picked up in the sale. Playing as Alexios, so that’s a bummer that Kassandra is a better bet. Am mopping up the Athens missions at the moment, but quite a few hours in, so don’t really want to restart.

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4 minutes ago, Jammy said:

Playing Odyssey at the moment, which I picked up in the sale. Playing as Alexios, so that’s a bummer that Kassandra is a better bet. Am mopping up the Athens missions at the moment, but quite a few hours in, so don’t really want to restart.

I just restarted as her :)

 

it looks next gen with the FPS boost 

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25 minutes ago, carlospie said:

I just restarted as her :)

 

it looks next gen with the FPS boost 

Same here, I got told off on here when I mentioned I’d started on Odyssey as the bloke, so after 7 hours I restarted and never regretted it.

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11 minutes ago, Jammy said:

 

Is it really that much better ? What are the differences ?

 

At the very least her voice actor is leagues better than the male one. She also has wicked armour that doesn't work on Alexios. And it's funny watching the NPC dickheads trying to intimidate this 6ft+ amazonian brick shithouse.

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I think CoD is over 200GB if you have Warzone, the Modern Warfare campaign, and all the trimmings. Plus another 150GB or so if you install Cold War as well. It's fairly modular, so if you don't want the campaign, or the multiplayer, or the Zombies mode, you don't have to install them. But it's still an absolute beast.

 

It was painful on the wallet, but I'm very happy I bought the 1TB card when Amazon had it on sale. Some games are just fucking huge - Flight Simulator takes up about 150GB, and Halo: MCC is about 130GB. MCC slightly confuses me - it's a compilation of six games, which originally took up seven DVDs. That should be a maximum of about 60GB. Obviously the frontend, the new maps, new armour types, and the anniversary mode for Halo 2 will take up a bit of space. But seventy gig? Where does all that go?

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11 minutes ago, K said:

I think CoD is over 200GB if you have Warzone, the Modern Warfare campaign, and all the trimmings. Plus another 150GB or so if you install Cold War as well. It's fairly modular, so if you don't want the campaign, or the multiplayer, or the Zombies mode, you don't have to install them. But it's still an absolute beast.

 

It was painful on the wallet, but I'm very happy I bought the 1TB card when Amazon had it on sale. Some games are just fucking huge - Flight Simulator takes up about 150GB, and Halo: MCC is about 130GB. MCC slightly confuses me - it's a compilation of six games, which originally took up seven DVDs. That should be a maximum of about 60GB. Obviously the frontend, the new maps, new armour types, and the anniversary mode for Halo 2 will take up a bit of space. But seventy gig? Where does all that go?

Is it all in 4K now? I presume those assets, if that’s what it is, will be taking up the space.

 

Also, thank god I’ve got no interest in CoD.

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Just now, JPL said:

Is it all in 4K now? I presume those assets, if that’s what it is, will be taking up the space.

 

Also, thank god I’ve got no interest in CoD.

 

It's in 4K, but I don't think they've upgraded all the textures in all six games. Although thinking about it, Halo 2: Anniversary looks pretty swish with all the super-sharp textures. It looks like a modern game, so could easily be 60GB in itself.

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