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Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:50 pm
by Medicine Man
Game Pass Ultimate is live for all now...

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/xbox- ... verviewtab

You get the PC pass included alongside the console stuff

Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:38 pm
by DjchunKfunK
Yeah I've just upgraded my account for £1 which gives me Ultimate until next June.

Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:54 pm
by Achtung Englander
if anyone wants to friend me, my profile is obiwan9000

Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:23 pm
by Achtung Englander
Looking at XBO hardware numbers for the UK there has been an uptick in sales post E3 compared to the Switch and PS4. The power of GamePass most likely

Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:25 pm
by Raid
I'm waiting to see if there's a price drop towards the end of the year (given that the console will be going into its final year prior to its replacement), but Game Pass is almost entirely the reason for my considering the console.

Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:48 am
by Alan
Can the X1 output game audio through the controller? I seem to remember they patched that in but the internet seems torn on the subject.

Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:38 pm
by Animalmother
Alan wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:48 am
Can the X1 output game audio through the controller? I seem to remember they patched that in but the internet seems torn on the subject.
Have to admit I've never heard of that before. Looking at my own controller I don't see any speaker on it. I've just got the bog standard X1X controller so it might be a feature on the pro controller.

Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:02 pm
by Alan
Animalmother wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:38 pm
Alan wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:48 am
Can the X1 output game audio through the controller? I seem to remember they patched that in but the internet seems torn on the subject.
Have to admit I've never heard of that before. Looking at my own controller I don't see any speaker on it. I've just got the bog standard X1X controller so it might be a feature on the pro controller.
Haha, not quite what I meant. On PS4 you can plug a set of headphones into the controller jack and get all the audio through there. At launch X1 only did chat through that port just wondering if they patched it in.

My favourite feature of this gen.

Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:16 pm
by Animalmother
Ah, get you now. Just had a go with a normal set of headphones and nowt happened except the controller stopped responding. So no it would seem.

Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:53 pm
by Medicine Man
July's Games with Gold...


Inside - July 1st - 31st
Big Crown: Showdown - July 16th to August 15th.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - July 1st - July 15th
Meet The Robinsons - July 16th - July 31st

Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:03 pm
by Achtung Englander
Inside is amazing

Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:17 pm
by Alan
Just got an X1 for £40, HDMI port is a little loose feeling but works perfect. I thought people were exaggerating about how bad the XBox UI is but ooft! It makes the PS4 one seem amazing. It's just nonsensical. I don't understand how this is what the software brains of Microsoft came up with and this is an improvement over the original UI? How shit was the original UI that this is better than it! :lol:

I also hate the clicky dpad with a passion. I actually prefer the 360 one. Also the game audio through the controller is buggy as hell - sometimes it works, sometimes it mutes the TV, sometimes audio plays out both headset and TV, in Forza its crackly as anything but not any other game. The PS4 just feels like a far more premium and polished experience really. Never thought I'd say that!


Ok bad out the way, yeah gamepass is ok.

That said I find myself hovering over Siege in the sale instead of playing the bloody free games but thats just my mental illness. Why not play 900p siege when I also have in on PS4 and PC at much higher resolutions?! ](*,)

Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:02 pm
by Medicine Man
Some tweaks to the UI incoming...

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/07/24/ ... gI34oUl.99

Cortana for the chop by looks of things.

It'll take more than tweaks to fix that mess though, in the words of Edwyn Collins they need to rip it up and start again.

Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:45 pm
by Mantis
I don't think that Microsoft have had a good UI for their consoles since the very first 360 bladed design. The newer incarnations seem to be chock full of adds and useless info.

Re: Xbox & Microsoft News/Discussion

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:11 pm
by Medicine Man
August's Games with Gold...


Gears of War 4 - August 1st - 31st
Forza 6 - August 16th - September 15th
Torchlight - August 1st - 15th
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - August 16th - 31st.