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Old 09-29-22, 10:22 AM
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Bomber Crew doesn't look like my kind of game, but it does look to be deep and challenging.

Windbound on the other hand looks nice but sounds pretty bad.
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Old 10-01-22, 12:51 AM
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Final 70 minutes to grab Portal 2 for free
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Originally Posted by Spiderbite
Just a quick post to say I finally broke down and bought an Xbox Series X to replace my Xbox One X and I have to say I have been floored by the load times and auto resume function. It made me wish I had bought one much sooner. Lightning speed and convenience does not aptly describe it.

That is all.
I finally broke down and purchased one for my daughter for Christmas the other day through a Newegg deal($452 after tax). I wasn't planning on getting one this soon but the Xbox One I currently have keeps shutting down for some reason and I have not figured out the cause of it.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Excellent deal for the Series S coming up at Target. Even better if you you have a Red Card.


I've seen these in stock at a few stores lately.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

So friggin' cool
Old 10-21-22, 05:33 PM
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

What happened to pre installs at MS.com? I’ve always preordered and had something to download, even if only 10MB. Now, my last 2 purchases, it says install to, but next page is an information page on how to install. Never saw that before.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Anyone know if there’s a reason for no more pre-installs?
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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Anyone know if thereís a reason for no more pre-installs?
Here's one :


Here's another

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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Yes, as I said it says “install to”, but when you hit that button there’s no choice of Xbox to install to. It’s gone. That first part is still there, but again button gets you no where.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Maybe the code isn't final yet. I don't know why anyone would allow or even want a game installed to their console before it has gone "gold".
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

It’s a pre install. It doesn’t always install whole game. Sometimes just a 10MB download, then release day full install. I’m surely not the only one that pre installs.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Why would anyone even want a 10MB useless ďpre-installĒ for a game not coming out for months?
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

ok, Deck, i get it you don't preinstall games. i do, so leave me alone.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Isn't the idea of a pre-install so that not everybody is slamming the download servers on the actual day of release? I'd use the option more if I were more involved in AAA title gaming.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

I have no issues with downloading a full launch game download 48-72 hours before a game releases. That way you're ready to go at Midnight Eastern/9PM PT. But I see no advantage or reason to download a 10MB file for a game that will be released in two months. It has to reserve the HDD space for a future install and just takes up space. There's no reason to do that and therefore no reason to offer it.
I have preordered several PS5 games and they just show as a countdown clock until launch. They will automatically download a couple of days before the game launches and are ready to go at 9PM. What more do you need?
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

I'd rather know the space is reserved for the game(s) I pre-ordered* instead of finding out they didn't install on the night of release because my SSD was full. The 10MB placeholder thing is weird, but


*I don't actually pay for pre-orders, I just buy a game when it comes out, though I do sometimes do the pre-install for upcoming Game Pass games.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

I don't think pre installing is weird at all. I do it all the time. I don't memorize every release date of every game I plan on checking out or the date it starts on game pass. You pre install it and put the tile on your home screen groupings it reminds you 'oh yeah that's a thing I can play.' There'd be lots of games I'd forget to try until a week or two after they were available if I didn't do the pre installs.

But don't have an answer why it's not showing you where to download it to. I always do it from the console, not from the web.

It also doesn't reserve the space of the whole game, so not like it's wasted space. It preloads the 10mb file or whatever it is. That causes it to auto download when it's available without you having to do it manually. Which again, if you're adding a few game pass ones and don't have release dates memorized, makes sense. Just an organization tool / auto download hack really.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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I customized one of these for my son for Xmas. I really like the chrome features for the topper, thumb trim rings, D-pad and back paddles. They're not cheap ($180 for the one I configured for my son) but cool as hell.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Target has Xbox Series S on sale for $249.99 and includes a $50 Target gift card.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Fucking damn.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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I customized one of these for my son for Xmas. I really like the chrome features for the topper, thumb trim rings, D-pad and back paddles. They're not cheap ($180 for the one I configured for my son) but cool as hell.
I was gonna do this but I canít justify the cost. Especially when I donít play the games that this was intended for. The elite I mean.
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I was gonna do this but I canít justify the cost. Especially when I donít play the games that this was intended for. The elite I mean.
yeah, it feels like a controller that is for dedicated shooters.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Do it for the 'gram?
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Nice, I got mine for $450 from Target and was happy
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

CD Keys is selling 3 mo GPU subscriptions for $23.50. Seems like as good a price as we see all year. I stocked back up.

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