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Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

Old 04-16-19, 08:10 PM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

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Microsoft will be selling a disc less Xbox One S with a 1 TB Hard drive for $250 starting next month.
$250 MSRP. It's intended to always be $50 cheaper than the XB1S with disc drive.

From the kotaku article:
We expect to maintain at least a $50 difference between Xbox One S and the all-digital version during sales,
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Old 04-16-19, 09:00 PM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

im interested. Same processing and build of current XB1, right?
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

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im interested. Same processing and build of current XB1, right?
It's the same external case as the XB1S, sans the disc slot and eject button. The internals are all the same as the XB1S, except no optical drive.
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Old 04-17-19, 09:20 AM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

I don't see the benefit for the consumer .
it's not smaller, it's not substantially cheaper, you can't trade or resell games you buy on it.
There are lots of deals for digital downloads nowadays so that part is not as bad as it used to be, but still. I would have expected a box that really pushes Game Pass. Half the size or less or the current box, so it's portable or easy to be a "second tv" box, and either much cheaper ($149) or comes with a year or at least six months of game pass and gold .
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Old 04-17-19, 10:33 AM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

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I don't see the benefit for the consumer .
it's not smaller, it's not substantially cheaper, you can't trade or resell games you buy on it.
There are lots of deals for digital downloads nowadays so that part is not as bad as it used to be, but still. I would have expected a box that really pushes Game Pass. Half the size or less or the current box, so it's portable or easy to be a "second tv" box, and either much cheaper ($149) or comes with a year or at least six months of game pass and gold .
The benefit for the consumer is purely the cheaper pricetag. Doesn't make much sense now when the other versions are discounted and this is not, but when they're all discounted equally the spare $50 might entice some. Or really really confuse people looking for a deal.
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Old 04-17-19, 03:49 PM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
It's the same external case as the XB1S, sans the disc slot and eject button. The internals are all the same as the XB1S, except no optical drive.
Yup, but oddly enough, the button is still there (just hidden), and the SATA port & power port for the drive is still there, just no drive itself. All this means is that instead of designing a new board without those bits, they just kept the same literal board.

Two images at the link:
https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-...ve-port-inside
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Old 04-18-19, 08:47 PM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

If anyone is interested DC Universe (the streaming service) is now available on Xbox.
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Old 04-19-19, 12:55 PM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

I’m sure we’ve discussed this before, but is there any way, on a browser, to see a list of all your xbox games? I’ve accumulating almost every freebie since I was an Xbox Live beta tester, but can’t seem to get to a list of everything.

If we find a link for this, I’ll add it to the wiki.
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Old 04-19-19, 01:17 PM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

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If anyone is interested DC Universe (the streaming service) is now available on Xbox.
For those that have used it, is the app decent?

I feel like they dumped the Fire TV app out there a few months ago and haven't really bothered to update or improve it since. It still annoyingly won't close on it's own... if you leave it for a while then go back to it, you'll have a black screen unless you exit out completely.
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

I couldn't find the DCU app on the Xbox or on Xbox.com.
How are comics on it?

I thought of (well, read an article mentioning) another huge downside to the SAD. Buying one now locks you out of the huge library of discounted games that always appears near the end of a console's lifecycle. Buying a single disc game for 10 bucks that was 60 at one time makes that extra 50$ cost worth it. The SAD locks you into MS's digital marketplace and their price controls. Even less benefit for the consumer for this device.
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Old 04-19-19, 05:55 PM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

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For those that have used it, is the app decent?

I feel like they dumped the Fire TV app out there a few months ago and haven't really bothered to update or improve it since. It still annoyingly won't close on it's own... if you leave it for a while then go back to it, you'll have a black screen unless you exit out completely.
It's brand new as of yesterday as far as I know. It ran decent last night. I watched the first episode of Doom Patrol. The only Issue I had is the app didn't know what I wanted to do when I tried to rewind. It just froze up. So I exited the show back to the DCU home, hit resume and tried to rewind again and it froze again. So I just backed out and hopped back in and watched from where I was.

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I couldn't find the DCU app on the Xbox or on Xbox.com.
How are comics on it?
On the Xbox One, after a couple tries, I had to search for the full name "DC Universe" (it wasn't popping up with partial matches). That way it gave me everything separated out by games, apps, movies, etc.

I haven't checked out the comics. Are you asking in general or how they look on the Xbox? The latter seems like a weird one to me.

On the plus side they went with a Netflix style activation (visit a webpage and put in the code on the screen) so you don't have to type in your email/password.
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

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How are comics on it?
Pretty good if you are viewing on a large TV. They give several different ways to read them and their are quite a bit of comics available to read.

I have the app on my Roku. DC sent me a free sub awhile back as long as I use it regularly and answer their occasional surveys on it.

Personally I think it is a great app and wish Marvel had something similar. But at this point I think we are getting into overkill with all the streaming/pay apps and I just don't see me paying much for this (or a Marvel one) if I had to pay extra for it.

If it was a sub part of Netflix or Hulu, fine. But paying for all these different apps is getting ridiculous. I know they need to make money but there is only so much time and money a person has.

I loved the Shout Factory app because they had the old video game show "Starcade" and I was slowly going through those. I just saw that they recently made it subscription based and I refuse to pay for another streaming app. My loss I guess but I had to watch commercials when it was free so I felt like they were at least getting some money for it.
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Old 04-23-19, 07:12 PM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

At least they can poke fun at themselves

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Old 04-24-19, 08:33 AM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

Hopefully they'll release a Blu-ray Drive Add-on for it!
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Old 04-24-19, 11:06 AM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

^^ Why would they do that when you can buy the version that features it?
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Old 04-24-19, 11:27 AM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

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^^ Why would they do that when you can buy the version that features it?

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Old 04-26-19, 05:02 AM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

If you are doing the Microsoft Rewards thing, you can pretty easily score a free month of Game Pass as well as other point bonuses with their current Spymaster promotion:

https://account.microsoft.com/reward...ent_April_2019
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So stoked that we are getting Golf Club 2019. That is a shocker - - a very new, full retail game. EDF is fun as well.
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Old 04-30-19, 06:59 AM
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Wow, that is exciting news! I have almost bought The Golf Club 2019 several times since it's release, but could never pull the trigger.
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Old 05-05-19, 10:01 PM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

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If you are doing the Microsoft Rewards thing, you can pretty easily score a free month of Game Pass as well as other point bonuses with their current Spymaster promotion:

https://account.microsoft.com/reward...ent_April_2019
I finished this today, but don't see a way to claim the free month of Game Pass. I guess you have to wait until it's over?
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Old 05-06-19, 04:55 AM
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Re: Xbox One: S $249 Now / X $499 November 7 2017

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I finished this today, but don't see a way to claim the free month of Game Pass. I guess you have to wait until it's over?
It was available instantly for me as a 0 point redemption through the site. The code then came in an email.
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Old 05-06-19, 08:23 AM
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Ah, I must have checked too soon because now it is showing 0 points. Got one, thanks!
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Old 05-07-19, 01:09 PM
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Ill soon have my free month. Checked my status last night and only have 15 more searches to do.
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