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#16711 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15984 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 26 October 2020 - 06:37 PM

One week to go!!

Oh wait, that’s the election.

Two weeks to go!!!

Only notable or positive thing I can think that's happened this year is Vin Diesel releasing a dance single. Otherwise, God I hope things don't suck more next week.



#16712 foxyg  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 06:44 PM

Only notable or positive thing I can think that's happened this year is Vin Diesel releasing a dance single. Otherwise, God I hope things don't suck more next week.

Let's hope things can finally go back to normal after the election, and my nation is no longer a laughingstock in the world.



#16713 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 26 October 2020 - 07:03 PM

Can someone link me to all the details with the Microsoft Monster Energy drink stuff? Do we get actual money we can use on the Microsoft store? Like I could buy unlimited energy drinks and get $1 credit at Microsoft for each can?

#16714 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11701 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 26 October 2020 - 07:14 PM

FML, WHY DO YOU SHOW ME THESE THINGS?! That is overpriced AF but doesn't stop me from looking at it. . .

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#16715 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1626 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 07:30 PM

Can someone link me to all the details with the Microsoft Monster Energy drink stuff? Do we get actual money we can use on the Microsoft store? Like I could buy unlimited energy drinks and get $1 credit at Microsoft for each can?

I’m pretty sure the only Monster promotion is for Halo 2X XP, sweepstakes, and in game items. https://www.monstere...x-halo-infinite

If you want $1 per can you want specially marked cans of Rockstar. https://2077.rockstarenergy.com/en-US/ You also get entries into a sweepstakes and some Cyberpunk digital comic from comixology

#16716 braiiins   Braiiins CAGiversary!   1372 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 07:35 PM

One week to go!!

Oh wait, that’s the election.

Two weeks to go!!!

Wonder how close to release day it will be before amazon tells me whether mine is coming on release or not. Got the generic "oops we sold too many preorders and yours might not arrive on release" email that seemed to go out to everyone. 



#16717 foxyg  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 07:52 PM

Shocktober has to be today, right?



#16718 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11246 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:02 PM

Apparently the Series X still won’t support Dolby Vision or Atmos for 4K Blu-rays. I know it’s to save money on licensing fees but would have liked to get rid of my 4K BR player.

#16719 terminal escapism  

terminal escapism

Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:12 PM

As someone who likes the genre and knows some of the lore, Cyberpunk 2077 should somewhat make the last month of this horrible year better. My expectations are risen each time I get updates about the game. Like the recent news about the rendering tech they use, and the Jali tech for locacalization, which, having worked on dubbing, I find revolutionary.



#16720 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3281 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:18 PM

Yeah Cyberpunk sounds crazy and I'll lose myself in it like the Witcher 3, but we ain't quite there yet, next 2 weeks could be nutty



#16721 MobileVortex  

MobileVortex

Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:25 PM

Apparently the Series X still won’t support Dolby Vision or Atmos for 4K Blu-rays. I know it’s to save money on licensing fees but would have liked to get rid of my 4K BR player.

this makes no sense.... you got a source for this?



#16722 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1820 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:30 PM

Let's hope things can finally go back to normal after the election, and my nation is no longer a laughingstock in the world.

Sadly no change until January 20th even if the election is successful.  But at least we can enjoy a new console generation only a week after.



#16723 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   15749 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:30 PM

I’m pretty sure the only Monster promotion is for Halo 2X XP, sweepstakes, and in game items. https://www.monstere...x-halo-infinite

If you want $1 per can you want specially marked cans of Rockstar. https://2077.rockstarenergy.com/en-US/ You also get entries into a sweepstakes and some Cyberpunk digital comic from comixology

Reaaaaaaally now. Rockstar is 25% off at Target this week, and with a dollar back would be pretty amazing.



#16724 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1626 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:35 PM

Reaaaaaaally now. Rockstar is 25% off at Target this week, and with a dollar back would be pretty amazing.

Don’t know what that brings the price to, but check your Kroger owned stores for $10/10 sale through tomorrow

#16725 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:42 PM

I’m pretty sure the only Monster promotion is for Halo 2X XP, sweepstakes, and in game items. https://www.monstere...x-halo-infinite

If you want $1 per can you want specially marked cans of Rockstar. https://2077.rockstarenergy.com/en-US/ You also get entries into a sweepstakes and some Cyberpunk digital comic from comixology

Okay so it's Rockstar thanks. I don't drink energy drinks but I thought I read something about $1 credit. Thanks. I see it's a limit of $60 credit.



#16726 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11246 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:45 PM

this makes no sense.... you got a source for this?


This guy’s usually pretty reliable. Never got it on the current gen disc players either. It sucks. If it is a cost saving measure, how about letting us pay $25 or something extra if we want a license?

https://www.youtube....h?v=VNbNH9NCAMQ

#16727 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3613 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:47 PM

After going back and forth on trying to find a cheap One X, giving up, deciding I really want the Series X, and then looking online again... I impulse bought a One X for $200. 

 

A guy in my neighborhood who wasn't sketchy (original owner, reasonable price, willing to meet iup) was selling one ahead of his Series X preorder. I figure for the price, Gamestop is doing $175 for them and I could sell it pretty easily for what I paid. In the meantime, it's an upgrade until the Series X isn't hard to find, and if I end up getting one easily then I can still flip the One X. 

 

In the meantime, dang, games that support enhancements look great. Only issue / question I'm having is that the wifi seems less consistent, I was able to hit ~150mbps midday today but last night the download rates were abysmal (single digits or even in kpbs). Searching online it seems like quite a few people have had an issue with the wifi not performing well, has anyone else had this issue? 



#16728 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3281 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:56 PM

Weird cause going from Xbox one, to Xbox One S, to Xbox One X, my downloads always improved, I could have been keeping pace with my local service provider, even though it was 100MB from the get go. Is there 2.4 ghz, 5 ghz options on the Xbox One vs the Xbox One X? That kind of seems like might be a thing. I was never wireless so didn't look into...

 

PSA/PS4 base and Pro, they always sucked, why it's interesting I'm seeing some chipper and chatter about them having Wifi 6



#16729 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1820 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:58 PM

this makes no sense.... you got a source for this?

This guy’s usually pretty reliable. Never got it on the current gen disc players either. It sucks. If it is a cost saving measure, how about letting us pay $25 or something extra if we want a license?

The original source, as Vincent points out, was John Linneman of Digital Foundry.  So definitely reliable.

 


 



#16730 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11246 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:59 PM

Yeah, downloads on my PS4 are horrific. Never understood why but guess it must be Sony’s server infrastructure.

#16731 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5075 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:03 PM

After going back and forth on trying to find a cheap One X, giving up, deciding I really want the Series X, and then looking online again... I impulse bought a One X for $200.

A guy in my neighborhood who wasn't sketchy (original owner, reasonable price, willing to meet iup) was selling one ahead of his Series X preorder. I figure for the price, Gamestop is doing $175 for them and I could sell it pretty easily for what I paid. In the meantime, it's an upgrade until the Series X isn't hard to find, and if I end up getting one easily then I can still flip the One X.

In the meantime, dang, games that support enhancements look great. Only issue / question I'm having is that the wifi seems less consistent, I was able to hit ~150mbps midday today but last night the download rates were abysmal (single digits or even in kpbs). Searching online it seems like quite a few people have had an issue with the wifi not performing well, has anyone else had this issue?

I think at least certain download servers have been being throttled during the pandemic. I've had issues with some games for months now, while others seem fine with their updates. I stay wired though, so I don't know if wifi has been causing its own issues. Maybe plug in if possible and see if it helps.

#16732 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:06 PM

It really sucks that both systems won't support DV. It's better than HDR 10 IMO. Oh well.



#16733 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11246 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:10 PM

It really sucks that both systems won't support DV. It's better than HDR 10 IMO. Oh well.


Xbox will support it for games and streaming. Just not 4K movie discs. But yeah, I definitely prefer DV to HDR10.

#16734 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3613 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:11 PM

I think at least certain download servers have been being throttled during the pandemic. I've had issues with some games for months now, while others seem fine with their updates. I stay wired though, so I don't know if wifi has been causing its own issues. Maybe plug in if possible and see if it helps.

That makes sense re: servers. I was downloading 4k asset packs for Gears 4 and 5 and they were crawling. Initiated Fallout 76 (gf is obsessed with Skyrim and there are a lot of functional similarities) and it took a few minutes but then it was done in less than an hour (~80GB).

 

I'm tempted to run cables but since we rent, I can't run them through the walls, and the distance to the router to the living room is about 25-30 feet and there's no aesthetically pleasing way to do it. If we buy a house I plan on getting ethernet cables installed. 



#16735 Dustin Echoes   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   340 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Dustin Echoes

Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:29 PM

It really sucks that both systems won't support DV. It's better than HDR 10 IMO. Oh well.


No opinion needed, it’s definitively better. Hdr10 is 10 bit color depth and Dolby vision is 12 bit.

This really does suck, but if it’s any consolation all the Disney discs including Marvel UHDs do not support Dolby vision either

#16736 gorgo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1231 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:30 PM

Apparently the Series X still won’t support Dolby Vision or Atmos for 4K Blu-rays. I know it’s to save money on licensing fees but would have liked to get rid of my 4K BR player.

Really? Xbox One X DOES support Atmos for 4k blu-rays if you have the Atmos App. 

 

I read somewhere that Dolby Vision was coming for games at least... I'd be surprised if they didn't add it for movies.

 

On the other hand I switched to a standalone 4k Blu-ray player to get that missing Dolby Vision, and in side-by side comparisons both picture and sound were a lot better than on the X1X. Made my normal Blu-rays look a lot better, too. Point is, even if we get DolbyVision for 4k blu-ray on Series X, the system is primarily a game machine and you'll get better movie performance from hardware that's designed for that.



#16737 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2904 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

The Questyen

Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:30 PM

Yeah, downloads on my PS4 are horrific. Never understood why but guess it must be Sony’s server infrastructure.


Mine is the opposite. My PS4 Pro downloads super fast and my Xbox One S is fairly slow.

#16738 gorgo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1231 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:32 PM

No opinion needed, it’s definitively better. Hdr10 is 10 bit color depth and Dolby vision is 12 bit.

This really does suck, but if it’s any consolation all the Disney discs including Marvel UHDs do not support Dolby vision either

I've got a few Disney/Marvel discs that support DolbyVision... Black Panther, for example. It does make it a tough call whether to watch a movie digitally with DV vs on a disc without DV but with better sound and a more stable picture. 



#16739 Dustin Echoes   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   340 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Dustin Echoes

Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:34 PM

I've got a few Disney/Marvel discs that support DolbyVision... Black Panther, for example. It does make it a tough call whether to watch a movie digitally with DV vs on a disc without DV but with better sound and a more stable picture.


Oh cool good to know, I thought all of them didn’t have it

#16740 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5075 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 26 October 2020 - 10:05 PM

That makes sense re: servers. I was downloading 4k asset packs for Gears 4 and 5 and they were crawling. Initiated Fallout 76 (gf is obsessed with Skyrim and there are a lot of functional similarities) and it took a few minutes but then it was done in less than an hour (~80GB).

 

I'm tempted to run cables but since we rent, I can't run them through the walls, and the distance to the router to the living room is about 25-30 feet and there's no aesthetically pleasing way to do it. If we buy a house I plan on getting ethernet cables installed. 

Maybe look into getting a bit longer cable and see if you can run it along a wall in the corners. I used to do this at my old place but it's usually done with nails or staples. Tape should work but that depends on how your walls are finished and if you get a cable that can blend in well. My current set up is a bit jank but the cable is just under a rug for the most part.

 

Personally, some games (Halo 5, Destiny, Gears) were basically unplayable online without being wired, it just wasn't a stable enough connection or something. Even then, playing something like a fighting game you want as solid connection as possible, and games like Mortal Kombat and Tekken 7 are finally adding a wifi shame indicator.

 

If you're mostly playing single-player then whatever, it can just cause downloads to slowdown occasionally. I can't speak for Gears 5 or 76 online, but with Destiny 2 on wi-fi would cause me to lose connection occasionally an boot me from the game, while Gears 4 and Halo 5 turned into teleport fests. It wasn't a matter of raw speed, but stability.