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#11791 escapism  

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:18 AM

Also the 1S has upscaled 4K, not native 4K, but that should also make a difference on a 4K TV



#11792 ~starlight~   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1020 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:52 AM

My guess is anyone who got in early will continue to have success (at least for the time being), but tried it early this morning and didn't see anything extra. A bit bummed as I'd have played the visual novels and barbie game.

same, i would've wanted to play the visual novels, but can't find my Halo 4 box anywhere =(



#11793 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6948 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:19 AM

Well what you say sounds like the effect of HDR. This is why I was trying to find out what are the assets yesterday, so I can test if there's a difference after doenloading the 1X enhancements. I still cant seem to get by doing that, even when i leave the "download 4k" option checked.

Could you go to your Mygames and highlight Gears 4 then press LB+RB+"back" combo? It will tell you a bunch of code, and if you look towards the bottom you'll see "Assets: Xbox-Durango.." and stuff like that. Could you tell me what is written there under "assets"?


I’ll have to check that.

In other news less than 48 hours til X!!! Damn falling back making us wait another hour.

#11794 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   12583 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:41 AM

Just to prepare myself for the inevitable markdown, is there any reason to get Doom on disc over digital? Since that major update that made the season pass null and void, didn't it make it so you have to download the full game over again?


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#11795 bunck   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   196 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:05 AM

Also side note, I still can't tell the difference in 720p or 1080p let alone 4K unless you have them side by side and demand I spot the differences, I'm not going to be able to tell.

 

 

Then you must be one of the few that can't. Back in late 2013 and throughout 2014, everyone and their mothers claimed they could tell the difference between 1080p, 900p and/or 720p from 100 kilometers miles,away and even on 24-inch TV's. But now, stuff like 1440p, 1620p and/or 2160p sounds like kryptonian technology to some/most people.

 

And hey, I'm not taking a jab at YOU, I'm just pointing out how everything has changed in the last 3 years.

 

Even with an 85" TV, you would have to sit within 5.5 feet to tell the difference between 1080p and 4K (assuming you have really good vision) and on a 55" TV you would have to sit 3.5 feet or less. Basically if you had two 85" TVs next to each other, one 4K and one 1080, and you were sitting six feet away you couldn't  tell the difference.  The average American sits nine feet away.



#11796 captbrannigan  

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 10:42 AM

Even with an 85" TV, you would have to sit within 5.5 feet to tell the difference between 1080p and 4K (assuming you have really good vision) and on a 55" TV you would have to sit 3.5 feet or less. Basically if you had two 85" TVs next to each other, one 4K and one 1080, and you were sitting six feet away you couldn't tell the difference. The average American sits nine feet away.

I have one of the greatest visions of all time, so I can tell the difference. I can also always tell when PS is used to capture footage, because it always looks better.

To quote Dave Chappelle, "I honestly can't tell the difference. All I know is, Pepsi paid me most recently so... it just tastes better."

#11797 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6948 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:09 AM

Even with an 85" TV, you would have to sit within 5.5 feet to tell the difference between 1080p and 4K (assuming you have really good vision) and on a 55" TV you would have to sit 3.5 feet or less. Basically if you had two 85" TVs next to each other, one 4K and one 1080, and you were sitting six feet away you couldn't tell the difference. The average American sits nine feet away.


This isn’t correct. Look at this article (and rtings is considered one of the best in terms of TV picture). There’s a chart about 2/3 way through the article. For a 55” TV, which is fairly common for large screens these days (it’s what I have), it says the distance is closer to 8 feet to tell the difference. Where did you get 3.5 feet? In this chart, that’s for a tiny 25” screen.

http://www.rtings.co...caling-compared

For graphics, I’d argue the difference can be more pronounced because the overall representation of something can be all together different. You aren’t seeing the SAME image displayed to compare.

Some of the videos showing the difference between standard X1 and the new X1X really show this. Devs have changed some things drastically to take advantage of it. From the way a face or the detail on a set of armor is, it isn’t upscalled to 4K. It’s actual changes to the content itself.

#11798 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   1446 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:28 AM

This reminds me of people arguing over Final Fantasy 15. It runs at a lower resolution on Xbox and when I look at screenshots side-by-side I can see the difference and Playstation clearly looks better. but when the game is in motion I think it looks wonderful and it doesn't matter.

I think part of the thing with 4K is that it's not a matter of just having a display capable of the resolution, because there are some shitty 4K displays out there. In terms of Gaming, it's not just a resolution increase, but what developers are able to do with that additional horsepower for subtle changes and improvements. Textures, lighting, etc. The 360 games getting the 1X updates are a great example.

At the same time, 1080p still looks very good, and the jump to 4K is not nearly as big a deal as the jump from standard definition to 1080 was. same with Blu-rays and DVDs versus VHS.

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#11799 blinknot4   Not My President CAGiversary!   5886 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:50 PM

X day is upon us.

 

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11/7 - Xbox One X - $499.99

11/7 - Sonic Forces - $39.99

11/7 - Need for Speed Payback Deluxe - $79.99

11/7 - Super Lucky's Tale - $29.99

11/7 - Wheel of Fortune/Jeopardy - $39.99

11/7 - Minecraft w/ Explorer's Pack - $39.99

11/7 - Assault Android Cactus - TBA

11/7 - Hand of Fate 2 - $29.99

11/7 - FFXV: Comrades Multiplayer Expansion - TBA

11/7 - Hitman GOTY Edition - $59.99 (or $19.99 upgrade)

11/7 - Minecraft Story Mode S2 - Episode 4

11/8 - 911 Operator - $14.99

11/10 - Skyforge - Free to Play

11/10 - Wuppo - $19.99

11/10 - Need for Speed Payback - $59.99

 

 

Huge week. Getting X, Sonic, NFS, and Lucky. Anybody know if the Super Duper Graphics pack is out this week for Minecraft? What will your acquisitions be this week?


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#11800 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6948 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:54 PM

X, Super Lucky’s Tale and NFS for me.

#11801 MrshllJcb   Drinkin High Life CAGiversary!   4340 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:29 PM

Awesome week. Grabbing Xbox X, Super Lucky’s Tale. Considering NFS, but will probably just play the Access trial and try to hold out for less than $30

Actually already have Super Luckys Tale. Gonna try for a few now, I’ll update impressions

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#11802 kcobra22  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:36 PM

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11/10 - Skyforge - Free to Play

Skyforge will be free to play on November 29th but if you buy one of the bundles you get early access on the 10th.



#11803 Bizzquik   TheBizz CAGiversary!   1920 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 03:37 PM

Just realized today is Daylight Savings Time.

 

What kind of bullsh!t is this - making me wait an extra hour for my Xbox One X...?

LoL - I have never complained about DST in the Fall before...



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#11804 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   2510 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 03:44 PM

Does the new Minecraft update version not allow shared content across profiles?The Xbox edition I had purchased a few packs and my son would be able to use them on his account but now with this new update Minecraft version it does not work anymore.Is there a workaround to this or are things I bought locked to my account only?
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#11805 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6948 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:06 PM

I’m still pissed that I have this damn training class this week. Really going to hinder my enjoyment of the X, having to actually get up earlier and pay attention.

Why this week of all the weeks? :(

#11806 .Beowulf  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:08 PM

they tried to force 4k updates on my regular one which were massive, cancelled the updates which deleted the entire games

 

and I didn't have 4k enabled and couldn't play the games while their huge updates were dling

 

no idea wtf kinda shit that was as I had to redownload over 200gig from cancelled updates I didn't have enabled 

 

happen to anyone else?



#11807 guessed   Newbie CAGiversary!   8471 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:17 PM

Just realized today is Daylight Savings Time.

What kind of bullsh!t is this - making me wait an extra hour for my Xbox One X...?
LoL - I have never complained about DST in the Fall before...


It is a conspiracy, and they are all in on it. You didn't hear it from me, but in 6 months they are going to take away an hour of potential game playing time across all consoles. Backlogs should not be affected, though.
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#11808 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4644 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:20 PM

Decided to finally work on the backlog again and picked Halo 3.

 

And I'm getting a "been there, done that" feeling from the first two games:

 

- I still don't like killing those grunts - they remind me of Ewoks that sound like those "roger, roger" robots from Star Wars. 

- I don't like having to keep picking up weapons and would rather have ammo pickups instead. 

- Still no "zoom and shoot" with most weapons. Even though I'm no expert in the practice, it would make the game more fun IMO (maybe multiplayer makes up for this?) 

- The dual welding is still fun, but I've done it before with Timesplitters so again, nothing new.

- Not feeling the story right now, but I get the feeling that's going to change with these "Cortana flashbacks" I am experiencing.

 

Right now, my favorite part of the game is the menu layout and the loading screen:

 



#11809 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6948 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:22 PM

Ah the Halo 3 loading screen and music is one of the few times I didn’t mind waiting for the game to load up....awesome.

#11810 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   12583 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:28 PM

I Always found Halo to be just meh, but man they are fucking fantastic co-op games. So many fun times screaming at each other to hide behind a damn rock so we can respawn.


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#11811 Sielanas  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:39 PM

Did a month of EA Access to do the trial for NFS and Battlefront. Excited to see if NFS plays like the videos, which seem like Burnout.

Excited for Hand of Fate 2, will get at $20.

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#11812 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11107 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:48 PM

Sorry been busy lately trying to persuade more companies to bring X patchs and their games to the XB1 ;)

 

I won't be buying anything this week because the X makes my backlog even worst with all these enhancement updates.

I do have interest in Hands of Fate 2 but I still need to beat the final boss of the first game. That fight was just insane and I tried to beat him over 9000 times. I hope the second game final boss isn't as bad. I'll probably give it another whirl in the future.

 

Blink I thought I saw the Minecraft X patch isn't out till December sometime but I could be wrong.


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#11813 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6948 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:14 PM

Less than 36 hours. Have moved most of my favorite games to external drives to be up and running. That said I have no idea how many other X patches will be live before launch. Only have I think 7 games with updates so far and they were estimating 70 to be ready at launch. Something tells me they won’t get even close to that, but will adjust room as necessary as they come.

For those Taco Bell folks that have theirs, is the electrical cord the same? Just want to plug and play and hopefully use the X’s cord to plug the S in and do a network transfer for remaining stuff.

#11814 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   4039 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:16 PM

Less than 36 hours. Have moved most of my favorite games to external drives to be up and running. That said I have no idea how many other X patches will be live before launch. Only have I think 7 games with updates so far and they were estimating 70 to be ready at launch. Something tells me they won’t get even close to that, but will adjust room as necessary as they come.

I think the statement was 70 in the launch week


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#11815 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6948 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:17 PM

I think the statement was 70 in the launch week


That’s still a long ways to go within the next week. But we’ll see. I hope it’s true!

#11816 MoCiWe   Sporked In The Heart CAGiversary!   7469 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:19 PM

The NFS trial was awesome, can't wait to play it when it hits the vault later next year, had a blast but too many games now to worry about buying it haha


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#11817 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6948 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:21 PM

The NFS trial was awesome, can't wait to play it when it hits the vault later next year, had a blast but too many games now to worry about buying it haha


Played all 10 hours already? Think I’ve used two and it is great.

#11818 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9433 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:05 PM

Less than 36 hours. Have moved most of my favorite games to external drives to be up and running. That said I have no idea how many other X patches will be live before launch. Only have I think 7 games with updates so far and they were estimating 70 to be ready at launch. Something tells me they won’t get even close to that, but will adjust room as necessary as they come.

For those Taco Bell folks that have theirs, is the electrical cord the same? Just want to plug and play and hopefully use the X’s cord to plug the S in and do a network transfer for remaining stuff.

Yes it's the same cord, amazingly considering how much more power the thing uses. You can hear about that in the Podcast Unlocked 320 episode I mentioned earlier. Albert Penello wanted that for consumers but the engineering team is like what, how are we going to pull that off? lol and they did. Just unhook your old console and hook in your new one with the same back inputs/outputs, plug and play.

 

Update: I finally got that Gears 4 update downloaded. Left my box on for 6 straight days but even throttled speed isn't constant from the cell tower so it takes FOREVER!


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#11819 MrshllJcb   Drinkin High Life CAGiversary!   4340 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:06 PM

I’m still pissed that I have this damn training class this week. Really going to hinder my enjoyment of the X, having to actually get up earlier and pay attention.

Why this week of all the weeks? :(


My buddy set up a work meeting in WI this weekend and used his work miles to grab me a plane ticket we we can go see WI/Iowa this weekend. Ridiculously appreciative, but I’m gonna miss my X for the weekend. We’re from MA, so never really had an opportunity to experience big time college football so looking forward to experiencing that as much as dodging sobriety for a weekend

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#11820 MoCiWe   Sporked In The Heart CAGiversary!   7469 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:16 PM

Played all 10 hours already? Think I’ve used two and it is great.

Nah, only around 2 as well, but really had a blast with it, if it wasn't such a crowded time in terms of games and the X, I'd definitely consider getting it now/earlier, I'm saving the rest of my trial for after I get my X since it's enhanced for it. 


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