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[New Consoles]: The Xbox Xeriex X and the PS Quintuple

Crippl3Crippl3 ohnoRegistered User regular
edited April 2021 in Social Entropy++
New game consoles are out! If you can get one! and don't mind paying for faulty controllers and small storage space!
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Anyway chat about them, their games, and news related to them here (previous thread here)

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    I grabbed Days Gone when it was free, whenever that was, to save for a rainy day

    Said rainy day has arrived, and you know what? This game's alright. The story's a C- at best, but it's mechanically satisfying.

    It does something that I really love in games, but that's often hard to pull off - the feeling that you're backfooted, that you're at a disadvantage, but you can claw your way back. It's got a blend of generosity and scarcity that's really satisfying, to me. Enemies hit hard, and if you get swarmed, you're FUCKED. But they make sure there's material all around - if you can keep scrambling, keep moving, they give you plenty of tools to get back in the fight.

    There was this situation I got myself into. I was trying to take out a raider camp, I was being careless, I stepped in a bear trap. Things went immediately sideways. I ran out of ammo, ran out of medical supplies, I was boned. I beat a hasty retreat... and stumbled into a pack of zombies. I started running from them, but they were hot on my heels and I had no destination in mind. And then I decided to run at the raider camp. I both zigged AND zagged, I dove into cover in the center of camp. The raiders were all blasting away at my meager little shelter, I had the thinnest sliver of health, and then the zombie swarm ran in.

    The zombies and the raiders lay into each other. It's a pitched battle, it ebbs and flows. The best-equipped raider starts out dominating the fight, but then his companions begin to drop off, he's getting swarmed more and more, he's finally overtaken.

    By the end of it, there's one raider left. He's in rough shape, but he made it. All the zombies are gone. And then I sneak behind him, relieve him of his burdens, and loot the whole fuckin' scene for all its worth.

    I was backfooted, I scrambled, I improvised, I made it. I love that shit.

    Can't stress enough how lame the story is, but man. Really pleasantly surprised.

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    I was able to buy my PS5 today*, so I'm looking forward to trying Days Gone, I suppose. I picked up Miles Morales Ultimate Edition with it, since I wanted to play the first Spider-Man but never got a PS4


    * :cool:

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    AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    So, the latest PS5 update finally fixes an annoying issue where HDR was always on if enabled, even if the game/app didn't support it. Go to the video settings and change HDR to On When Supported and sleep soundly knowing your color space is correct

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    PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    Every month GameStop gives me $5, and almost every month I use it to buy an Xbox gift card. By the time Series Xs are in stock on the MS store I’ll probably have enough to cover the cost having only actually paid for 50-60% of it.

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    Lost CanuckLost Canuck World's Greatest Escape Artist Doctor Vundabar's Murder MachineRegistered User regular
    Has anyone ever had a problem where their current-gen Xbox just stops letting you download games?

    My buddy’s Series S suddenly stopped letting him boot or download games from game pass and he still has an active subscription.

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    So I got my PS5 today!



    My copy of Spider-Man Miles Ultimate Edition is still sitting in the warehouse in New Jersey because FedEx never picked it up! Looks like I'm only playing PS4 stuff and Astro

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    Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    So I got my PS5 today!



    My copy of Spider-Man Miles Ultimate Edition is still sitting in the warehouse in New Jersey because FedEx never picked it up! Looks like I'm only playing PS4 stuff and Astro

    This is actually a blessing in disguise. You can probably have Astro Platinumed before Miles shows up, and it's a delightful game to boot.

    Also don't forget to lock down your free shit.

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    Alright Spider-Man and controller, let's see if you're any closer to me. Let me check both places tracking the package for me:

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    That's good!

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    That's bad!

    Is it still in Jersey? Is it coming to my house? Will it actually be 3-day shipping? No one knows!

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Spider-Man being late is at least in character

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Spider-Man being late is at least in character

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    BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    Perrsun wrote: »
    Every month GameStop gives me $5, and almost every month I use it to buy an Xbox gift card. By the time Series Xs are in stock on the MS store I’ll probably have enough to cover the cost having only actually paid for 50-60% of it.

    I applaud your long term thinking. By abusing every possible MS rewards offer I could last year while furloughed from work for almost 3 months and buying everything that wasn't fastened down on the Xbox Store I wound up with over 500K rewards points I cashed in in January.

    By the time I was able to have my dad complete an order for a Series X for me on the Microsoft store (product drops were happening while I was at work, he's working from home) I had nearly 60K more points I was able to redeem as well. I wound up getting a Series X, 2 year warranty and one of the Seagate 1TB expansion cards for a whopping $140+ shipping and I've already hit the maximum allowed value in reward point redemption for the year.

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    PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    Perrsun wrote: »
    Every month GameStop gives me $5, and almost every month I use it to buy an Xbox gift card. By the time Series Xs are in stock on the MS store I’ll probably have enough to cover the cost having only actually paid for 50-60% of it.

    I applaud your long term thinking. By abusing every possible MS rewards offer I could last year while furloughed from work for almost 3 months and buying everything that wasn't fastened down on the Xbox Store I wound up with over 500K rewards points I cashed in in January.

    By the time I was able to have my dad complete an order for a Series X for me on the Microsoft store (product drops were happening while I was at work, he's working from home) I had nearly 60K more points I was able to redeem as well. I wound up getting a Series X, 2 year warranty and one of the Seagate 1TB expansion cards for a whopping $140+ shipping and I've already hit the maximum allowed value in reward point redemption for the year.

    I would have loved to have done that, but it was not to be. I cashed in over $100 in Bing Rewards before the SX went on preorder, but couldn’t snag one, and didn’t have any luck in the next 90 days either, so I ended up just using that money on games during the BF/Xmas sale.

    So now I play the waiting game.

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    ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    The gamepass rewards are low key pretty great, sometimes they’re the difference between me buying a digital version instead of a disc, because the extra 5 bucks off or whatever I’ve got at the time makes the digital about the same as a disc price, or close enough that I go for digital for the convenience. Pretty clever of them cos it means they get more money in the end. Also when some old game is on sale the extra money off often tempts me into a purchase

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    Hell yeah, Spider-Man finally showed up. Got a question for those of you who have played both Spider-Mans
    Am I gonna get big spoilers or anything about the first game from Miles? Other than Miles being Spider-Man and
    Doc Ock being a bad guy
    of course. I wanna play Miles first but I don't want to ruin the first game.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Uhhh there is one other big one comes to mind

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    If you're worried about spoilers for the first game, you should play the first game first.

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    BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Okie, dokie, after having both types of new hotness for a couple of weeks, I'm comfortable saying this, regardless of where your loyalties lie, both machines are wholly worth getting. For my money (or shitloads of loyalty rewards :) ) the Series X offers a more feature rich backwards compatibility with Xbone, 360, and OXbox games (auto HDR, Frame Boost, etc...) compared to where Sony's big plastic clam is currently at with their catalog; has a lead on initial storage space, as well as availability of storage expansions that run at the same speed as the on-board solution; and Smart Delivery is a streamlined and user friendly way of locking in next gen upgrades to those titles that offer them, as well as more robust and easy to use cross-gen save support.

    On the PS5 side; the Dual Sense's haptic feedback features offer subtle enhancement to gameplay experiences and got me looking forward to where devs might start taking them as we go along; better slate of exclusive content thus far (Astro's Playroom, Demon's Souls, Miles Morales, etc..); and in my testing their storage solution currently offers an ever so slight advantage in loadtimes and app switching fluidity over MS's (albeit with constraints on both the size of the initial SSD and available expansions).

    Both are beefy behemoths of TFlops and this new generation looks to be bringing the thunder. Gamers shouldn't hesitate to strap in and prepare to enjoy the ride.

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    so this image popped up on the official PlayStation site earlier today: https://gmedia.playstation.com/is/image/SIEPDC/ps-plus-video-pass-keyart-01-en-13apr21?$800px$
    The PlayStation Plus Video Pass is a new thing, there was a short blurb of info on the Polish site but other than that nothing yet: (Translation via https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-looks-set-to-announce-playstation-plus-video-pass/)
    “A new benefit available for a limited time on PlayStation Plus… PS Plus Video Pass is a trial service active 22.04.21 – 22.04.22. The subscription benefit is available to PS Plus users in Poland.”
    It featured images of several Sony films, namely Venom, Zombieland: Double Tap, and Bloodshot. Seems to be a set of free movies/TV for PS Plus users, which is weird considering that they stopped selling movies and TV on the PS Store a little bit ago.

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuQbs5cDNm4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMng57GHm34

    This game looks sick, but I don't know if it's $70 sick

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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Sony's giving away Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition right now (through May 14th, I think) on the Playstation Store.

    As a heads up.

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    M-VickersM-Vickers Registered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    Sony's giving away Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition right now (through May 14th, I think) on the Playstation Store.

    As a heads up.

    Oh, thanks - I'll log in later and snag it.

    When I eventually get a PS5 HZD is definitely one in the first games I'll play.

    I never finished it on my base PS4, but am looking forward to starting over.

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Crippl3 wrote: »

    I watched the quick look of this and it looks very good. The combat looks super fun.

    Will probably pick up after I get through nier.

    If you’re worried about the price there’s some Risk of Rain 2 similarities in there, you could snag that as an alternative.

    But much like how Hades figured out how to put a rich continuing narrative into a run based roguelike, I am super intrigued to see what a modern roguelike can do with full on AAA production values.

    Edit what the fuck autocorrect

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    FlarneFlarne Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Edit: Guess they did put the wrong price cause it’s 749 now.

    Just in case anyone happens to be in Sweden and planning to buy Returnal, Elgiganten.se is selling it for 499 SEK at the moment. Not sure if they put the wrong price or what.

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    DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
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    DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    And a Ratchet state of play on the 29th!

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    Ratchet & Clank looks nice. Too bad it's still impossible to buy a PS5.

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    M-VickersM-Vickers Registered User regular
    Peewi wrote: »
    Ratchet & Clank looks nice. Too bad it's still impossible to buy a PS5.

    That doesn't mean you can't buy the game !

    And have it sat next you on the couch while you play on your PS4 or PS4 pro...

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    UbikUbik oh pete, that's later. maybe we'll be dead by then Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    M-Vickers wrote: »
    Peewi wrote: »
    Ratchet & Clank looks nice. Too bad it's still impossible to buy a PS5.

    That doesn't mean you can't buy the game !

    And have it sat next you on the couch while you play on your PS4 or PS4 pro...

    one year i asked for MGS 5 for christmas assuming i was about to get myself an xbox one to play it on and, well, time marches ever onward and right now i have an unused copy of MGS 5 on my shelf

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    BPKickBPKick Registered User regular
    I finally managed to grab a PS5 in the last shipment in Australia.
    It showed up on Monday last week, and as luck would have it, I was also sick for all of last week.

    I've already powered through Demon's Souls (only Dark Souls 2 left in all of the Soulsbourne games for me. Not sure I'm ever going to finish it, to be honest).
    Just started Miles Morales. Webslinging around New York still continues to be fun on a bun.

    Anyone in Australia still wanting to grab a PS5, I would strongly recommend following Press Start Australia.
    Their coverage of when shipment drops hit, have managed to net me both a Series X and a PS5 within the first 5 months of release.

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    VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Yeah, Press Start have been super great with the tips and heads ups about console availability here, they’re how I nabbed mine back in Feb.

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    DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    PS5 version of Wreckfest is one of next month's PS Plus games


    Battlefield V, Stranded Deep, and Wreckfest: Drive Hard, Die Last are your PlayStation Plus games for May: https://play.st/3xtWtyV https://t.co/hwWlWzGUp5

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    SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    Once I heard the ps5 was going to be backwards compatible I planned to just get that instead of a ps4 pro, and even started planning on getting games for it, I now have like 10 ps4 games ready to go on my shelf, still waiting on that ps5!

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    Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    Diarmuid wrote: »
    PS5 version of Wreckfest is one of next month's PS Plus games


    Battlefield V, Stranded Deep, and Wreckfest: Drive Hard, Die Last are your PlayStation Plus games for May: https://play.st/3xtWtyV https://t.co/hwWlWzGUp5

    Ooh, Wreckfest is one I've been eyeballing for awhile now.

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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Can you get these yet or is it still only a cotton candy dream unattainable by the common folk down amongst the muck and chattel?

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Juggernut wrote: »
    Can you get these yet or is it still only a cotton candy dream unattainable by the common folk down amongst the muck and chattel?

    they're still hard to get but i think they're a little easier now?

    they probably won't be widely available until the chip shortage gets dealt with, which probably won't happen until covid is under control

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    Juggernut wrote: »
    Can you get these yet or is it still only a cotton candy dream unattainable by the common folk down amongst the muck and chattel?

    they're still hard to get but i think they're a little easier now?

    they probably won't be widely available until the chip shortage gets dealt with, which probably won't happen until covid is under control

    chip shortage isn't going to be solved for several years, there is not enough fab for all of the demand in the world

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    Juggernut wrote: »
    That's cool.

    Getting a console is still going to be easier than say, PC parts. That's a freakish nightmare of a shitshow right now. At least people aren't using next gen consoles for crypto (that I know of, oh god why did I just invoke this)

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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    Yeah the chip situation is going to be a fact of life for a while

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    I think if you want a new console, your best bet is lottery systems
    Sony runs PlayStation Direct, which is how I got my PS5, where they put up a time to go to a website, and then everyone is randomly assigned a place in a queue to buy, if you're lucky you'll get put up to the front. You can join on multiple devices too to increase your odds, I got in on my phone but not my PC for example. I know Newegg also does a lottery system for consoles and graphics cards too.

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