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Old 09-21-23, 05:09 PM
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

I donít like the new Xbox home page. But, is there a way to show cover art of last game played, like before? I was able to set it to a Starfield background, but Iím not playing it and I liked it showed what I just played in background. Thanks for any help.
Old 09-22-23, 02:16 AM
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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I donít like the new Xbox home page. But, is there a way to show cover art of last game played, like before? I was able to set it to a Starfield background, but Iím not playing it and I liked it showed what I just played in background. Thanks for any help.
https://gamerant.com/xbox-series-sx-...%20is%20chosen.
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Old 09-22-23, 05:42 AM
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

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Nah.
Yes. It was. New Vegas was fun. But it wasnít better.
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I liked New Vegas but I greatly preferred 4. Even 3 I liked more than New Vegas.
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Old 09-22-23, 02:31 PM
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

seems like there is an option linked in your site, but I donít see that option in Xbox. A shame. I liked that.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Yeah, that 75/25 sales split (admittedly from the worst of supply chain challenge time) was really surprising. Probably a lot of sales to folks who just wanted a 'next gen' console, and that's what was available. I wouldn't be surprised if some percentage of those buyers were also XSX or even PS5 owners who wanted access to Game Pass or their existing library, or wanted a backup/bedroom/travel console. When I bought my XSX and before I traded in my One, I jokingly mentioned hooking up the One in the bedroom or main room - I got shut down quickly

This is not specific to XSX/XSS but may be more obvious with the XSS/XSX split - Have your thoughts on disk/digital changed over the past five years?
I used to be a hardcore disk person - I wanted the physical, resellable/tradeable, not-dependent-on-storefront version. But since getting the XSX, I've bought maybe five or six physical releases, and they were all on sale. I've bought dozens of digital releases (although I wait for them to go on sale as well.) I realized I really don't trade or resell physical games that much, and the convenience of the digital is hard to beat. I definitely have concerns with video game history and longevity (I know there's at least one game I purchased digitally and now can't play even single player), and I wish they would come up with a way to transfer/resell games, but I found I am buying a lot more digital than physical. I would imagine the younger the gamer is, the less resistance there is to digital (or less stickiness to physical). (I would still recommend the XSX over XSS for reasons of specs and hard drive size.)
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Originally Posted by tonyc3742
Have your thoughts on disk/digital changed over the past five years?
I still very heavily favor physical, but I do prefer to go digital if it's an extremely short game -- like, I loved A Short Hike and Venba, but I don't need a physical copy for a game that's basically the length of a movie and will probably never be replayed -- or if it's something extremely pick-up-and-play.

If I were doing it all over again, I'm not sure I would've gotten a physical copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons; swapping out cartridges when my wife plays that and I want to play something else on the Switch has sincerely impacted what I play and when, as silly as that sounds. I was mulling over buying the Limited Run release of Rifftrax: The Game, but why wait 9 months for a copy to ship for $35 or whatever when I could buy it digitally for $10 and play it minutes later? Again, that's something where swapping carts/discs just sounds like a needless hassle.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Whatís the best way to clean a controller? Specifically, the Elite controller. Itís getting dusty since I prefer my PS5 and I donít want to get dust and shit under the buttons.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Originally Posted by OldBoy
Whatís the best way to clean a controller? Specifically, the Elite controller. Itís getting dusty since I prefer my PS5 and I donít want to get dust and shit under the buttons.
Youtube.
Old 09-28-23, 05:23 PM
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Anyone find a way to show the XBSX background as the game you last played, like before? Thanks.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Dammit Xbox, stop releasing new gorgeous controllers I irrationally want but absolutely don't need!
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

^^ That's pretty... but no Elite, no sale for me.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Originally Posted by Decker
Dammit Xbox, stop releasing new gorgeous controllers I irrationally want but absolutely don't need!
https://x.com/Xbox/status/1709207375389814858?s=20
I got the Starfield and the Stellar Shift controllers. I’m good. That gold controller is ugly
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Originally Posted by nickdawgy
I got the Starfield and the Stellar Shift controllers. Iím good. That gold controller is ugly
is Starfield an elite?
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Originally Posted by OldBoy
is Starfield an elite?
No. And it's long since sold out. But it's gorgeous. I got one.


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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Looks and feels even better in person than in that photo, too. I almost like it more than my white Elite 2.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

I didn’t buy an elite controller because I hear they’re notoriously wonky.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Originally Posted by Decker
No. And it's long since sold out. But it's gorgeous. I got one.

I just got this. For reasonable price. Not sure why exactly, but I guess it’s good to have a backup controller. What was retail price, $70?

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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Iím just afraid the white of the controller would be ripe for hand sweats and thus turn the controller dirty.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Then you clean it.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

I still don’t know how. 🤷🏼‍♀️
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Does this come with a rechargeable battery pack? Or do you have to buy separate?
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Originally Posted by OldBoy
I still donít know how. 🤷🏼‍♀️
I wipe down my controllers every couple months. I just clean them with a damp washrag and then dry them with a dry rag or paper towel. It's not complicated.
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Re: Xbox Series X - 11/10/20

Originally Posted by OldBoy
Does this come with a rechargeable battery pack? Or do you have to buy separate?
No to the first question.
No to the second question.
There are these things called AA batteries.
I use rechargeable Enloops and have since at least the 360 days.
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No to the first question.
No to the second question.
There are these things called AA batteries.
I use rechargeable Enloops and have since at least the 360 days.
I thought they come with a pack you just have to plug in and play. I don’t even see them on Amazon. Where do I get a rechargeable battery pack in white?

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