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dwo

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In Topic: PSN Weekly Deals - 7/9: PS Retro Sale! $4 Arcade Archive games,...

07 June 2019 - 06:54 PM

Any thoughts on the Ni No Kuni 2 season pass?  The game's in my backlog, but I'm tempted to pick it up since it's the first time it's on sale.


In Topic: XBL Deals - 2019

06 March 2019 - 12:03 AM

Apple TV 4K is a far better streaming device for movies than the Xbox One. And way better movie deals than MS that make it worth the price as well as free 4K upgrades.

But it also sucks for gaming.

So not really a good comparison.

Wouldn’t go as far as saying an Apple TV 4K is a poor gaming experience. When you pair it with a gaming controller it can be very adequate. The selection of quality games with controller support is definitely limited... though there are a bunch of great library of indie games available.

Though I completely agree that I’d rather game on a game console if I had a choice.

In Topic: XBL Deals - 2019

05 March 2019 - 11:15 PM

If it was cheap enough, I totally would, between Game Pass, digital sales, and GWG. But I probably have way more digital games than the average person because I spend time on here with you nerds. Could be a useful secondary system for a bedroom, for example.

 

With 4k video output, you think about the cost of an Apple TV 4k being $200, which is probably where this MSRP would begin, with support for 4k video across lots of streaming services. Add a Game Pass subscription, and you've got a whole lot of content. 

 

It's not for everyone, but I think there's definitely a market for it.

Not sure if the Apple TV 4K is a fair comparison.  It's actually deceptively powerful for a streaming device.

 

But I could definitely imagine a disc-less version of the S for around $200 or an X version around $350-400


In Topic: XBL Deals - 2019

05 March 2019 - 11:07 PM

I think that's also something they are going to have to figure out, as you said "this point in the generation". They don't seem to be even considering hardware generations anymore. It seems at least to me there's not going to be an announcement at E3 saying here is Xbox One 2 and Halo Infinite exclusively on that system. It will also run on the current hardware to different degrees just like a PC upgrade. I do think the OG Xbox One will be killed off and we don't know if this discless system is really just an S without a 4k blu ray drive or if there is even more upgrades inside it. 

 

Wouldn't be surprised if all Xbox One games run natively on the next Xbox system out of the box.  Additionally if there are upgraded versions of games for the next Xbox system I'm expecting to immediately have access to the next-gen version if I own the Xbox One version.   Basically Xbox Play Anywhere, but cross compatibility/ownership between console generations, PCs, xCloud compatible devices, etc.


In Topic: XBL Deals - 2019

05 March 2019 - 10:48 PM

Lol another week with the AC Odyssey season pass on sale on PSN, but not on Xbox.

 

Guess I'm going to have to continue holding out.  I would feel silly to pay MSRP for the season pass at this point.