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Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Post by Alan » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:36 am

That’s how everything should work in this x86 world. Games should have a minimum console that’s will run on instead of games that’s could easily run on previous consoles being locked to the next generation. Also makes more sense in a world the X exists. I think it’s good call. Except that they are constraining themself to non-X hardware.
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Post by DjchunKfunK » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:46 am

Yeah I think it's a good way to keep people in their ecosystem, as these are just PCs in a box now it doesn't make a whole load of sense that you shouldn't be able to run games on other consoles.

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Post by Raid » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:56 pm

I think this is how we'd all like it to work, certainly I'm delighted my recently purchased One X is still going to be relevant long past the year or so I figured when I bought it. It's even better when you consider that Microsoft's first party titles are available on game pass at launch.

Given how I purposely abandoned the Xbox brand after the terrible anti consumer stuff they tried to push at the beginning of this generation, they're trying awfully hard to win people back. It clearly worked in my case, it'll be interesting if this helps restore them to relative parity with Sony. They do desperately need more varied exclusives though; does the idea of a new Halo or Gears or Forza really excite anymore?

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Post by DjchunKfunK » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:39 pm

The Microsoft Studio stuff doesn't really excite me, it's more about the smaller stuff they have bought up recently. I'm not a huge fan of Sony first party either really so console exclusives on the whole are a bit MEH. Couldn't care less about Last of Us 2, Horizons was boring, Dreams doesn't interest me and neither did Spiderman. God of War is the only thing they have put out recently that I liked.

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Post by Mantis » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:14 pm

What smaller stuff are you referring to? I feel like Sony still has the edge on them when it comes to interesting first party titles from both a high end and indie perspective.

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Post by DjchunKfunK » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:12 pm

InXile, Obsidian, Double Fine and Ninja Theory, stuff from them. On the indy side Sony haven't really bothered about that stuff for a while now, they have been going big on AAA singleplayer story games.

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Post by Raid » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:22 pm

Amazon are doing one of those dirt-cheap Game Pass subscription offers; 6 months of Ultimate for £33. £5.50 a month for this service is a steal.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-Ultimate- ... urgam-m-21

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Post by Medicine Man » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:14 pm

Never one to be out done by Sony, Microsoft have said "fuck your year! How about the decade?"...

https://www.trueachievements.com/decade

Again like the Sony one, I can't get it to work, but im sure its full of loads of interesting tidbits, juicy nuggets and swollen pie-charts.

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