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Old 03-07-23, 09:08 PM
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

There should be very little gamepad lag unless you're using the Xbox controller on a PC. In that case, use an xbox dongle or USB cable for better performance, the Bluetooth mode can be a smidge lagtastic.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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There should be very little gamepad lag unless you're using the Xbox controller on a PC. In that case, use an xbox dongle or USB cable for better performance, the Bluetooth mode can be a smidge lagtastic.
It's with the Xbox. Pinball was unplayable.
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I donít have any controller lag on my XSX or any previous Xbox for that matter.
That new Pinball FX game is kind of laggy though. I hear itís better after the patch.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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I donít have any controller lag on my XSX or any previous Xbox for that matter.
That new Pinball FX game is kind of laggy though. I hear itís better after the patch.
Ah, I'll try and see if I can update it, thanks! Glad to hear it's not the controller.

BTW navigation around the Xbox is just atrocious. I've accidentally taken about 100 screenshots by now.
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BTW navigation around the Xbox is just atrocious. I've accidentally taken about 100 screenshots by now.

Yeah it does bite.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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Yeah it does bite.
That's funny because I can't find shit on the PS5. I always wish it was easier like the Xbox.
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Old 03-08-23, 05:33 PM
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Xbox has much friendlier user interface. And it customizable with the games you want to play. Find certain settings, etc. is so much easier on Xbox. I like going vertical, not horizontal. (title of my sex tape)
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Decker just loves to hate on Xbox every chance he gets.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

My hands don’t cramp nearly as bad when I play PowerWash Simulator with my new Xbox controller than when they did with my ps4 controller.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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Decker just loves to hate on Xbox every chance he gets.
I really don't. I own it and love the Forza Horizon games. I've said the controller is totally fine with great buttons and triggers, but they blew it by not having force feedback.
I didn't mention the UI but agreed that I don't care for it. But it's probably what you are used to that you prefer.
If I have any complaints it's the terrible lack of first party exclusive titles and the constant delays. I have paid for years of Game Pass Ultimate but rarely use it because there aren't many AAA new games to play on the system. I'm just disappointed in that.
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I could take or leave force feedback, honestly. Aside from Astro's Playroom, which uses it in all the best ways, not a single other game made me feel like it was 'better' with it than without it. It's just... there. Not useless like the touchpad and mic... but underutilized. Plus I'm sure one of my triggers has weakened a little bit. I don't think the difference is in my swole pointer finger

The biggest disappointment, by far, is the lack of storage expansion options. That the 2tb stick is still nearly $400 while the equivalent for PS5 is now half that price is unacceptable.

Anyway, on topic, everyone should play Hi-Fi Rush. Easily the most fun I've had with a game this calendar year. I just wish you didn't have to traverse the levels to get to the Spectra challenges. And there needs to be a boss rush mode.

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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

I've heard good things about that. I will have to check it out.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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Aside from Astro's Playroom, which uses it in all the best ways, not a single other game made me feel like it was 'better' with it than without it. It's just... there.
Itís rare, but there have been others that impressed me. The Last of Us remake had some nice effects (including rain, a la Astro), for instance, and the resistive triggers can be great too. The guns felt so great in Cold War that it pulled me back into playing Call of Duty on PS instead. And the purring in Stray was pretty great too!

Iíve heard good things about a few others, especially Returnal and Gran Turismo 7, but I havenít played those yet. And I think my wife turned off a lot of those features in GT7 when she played.

Iím not sure if Iíd run out and buy an Xbox equivalent if one came out, especially if the shape/feel had to be compromised as a result. The Xbox controller definitely feels better in my hands for long sessions.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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I could take or leave force feedback, honestly. Aside from Astro's Playroom, which uses it in all the best ways, not a single other game made me feel like it was 'better' with it than without it. It's just... there. Not useless like the touchpad and mic... but underutilized. Plus I'm sure one of my triggers has weakened a little bit. I don't think the difference is in my swole pointer finger

The biggest disappointment, by far, is the lack of storage expansion options. That the 2tb stick is still nearly $400 while the equivalent for PS5 is now half that price is unacceptable.

Anyway, on topic, everyone should play Hi-Fi Rush. Easily the most fun I've had with a game this calendar year. I just wish you didn't have to traverse the levels to get to the Spectra challenges. And there needs to be a boss rush mode.
Definitely an interesting game but I wouldn’t even call it top 5 of this year so far.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Series X on sale at Verizon for $50 off. They must need to clear out their inventory with all these Xbox sales.

https://www.theverge.com/2023/3/9/23...l-verizon-sale
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Why does Verizon have Series S and X's to begin with?
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Of course after I buy one controllers are on sale for $39 at Walmart https://www.walmart.com/ip/Microsoft...mpaign_id=9383
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Of course after I buy one controllers are on sale for $39 at Walmart https://www.walmart.com/ip/Microsoft...mpaign_id=9383
spring for the Elite. You won’t be sorry.
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spring for the Elite. You won’t be sorry.
I'm not paying over $100 for a controller.
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I'm not paying over $100 for a controller.
The regular controller is just fine -- better than fine. I actually like one of the textured regular ones (like the Forza controller) significantly better than the Elite, which I find too heavy for long playing sessions.
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I just got an Elite Series 2 core on sale because the build quality of the standard controllers was such that they seem to last only a year or two. My hope is the better build quality allows the Elite to last twice as long so I break even. And it is added bonus that the magnetic components are a really nice fidget for load times and cut-scenes.

The Elite Series 2 is about 2.4oz heavier than the standard controller, a weight which is about the same as three AA batteries. I don’t notice it at all.


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I seem to wear out the thumb sticks, so being able to swap them out on the Elite 2 has been very nice. The battery life is also phenomenal, in my experience. Played nearly 70 hours of Dark Souls recently and only charged it once in between that time. It's a beast.
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The regular controller is just fine -- better than fine. I actually like one of the textured regular ones (like the Forza controller) significantly better than the Elite, which I find too heavy for long playing sessions.
Same here. I have the lunar shift and the other blue shift one. Both have the Diamond texture grip.

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