Microsoft Xbox Discussion - It is my nature

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  1. Big McLargehuge

    Big McLargehuge Let's Go Exploring

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    The lack of a good baseball game is legitimately the only reason I own a PS3 and the biggest single reason I went PS4 first in this generation.

    Sony should sent 2K a giant thank you card for that. Yeesh.
     
  2. Supermassive

    Supermassive HISS, HISS

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    Your daughters will be gaming in no time, and you’ll have to buy every console available. Maybe not the best version of each console, but something. So don’t close doors - take my word for it, haha.
     
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    RockLobster King in the North

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    The 6 year old, I do believe that. I actually reluctantly sold my Switch w/ Mario Kart 8 last Christmas year to help with other gifts & bills, but now I want one again because I do feel like that's a great way to introduce her to this world.

    My almost-2 year old is still a ways off :laugh:

    Not sure I'd close off the Xbox altogether, because if they ever do come out with another Fable entry, I'll have to play, I guess I was saying that I may reluctantly dive in with the PS5 first, rather than the Scarlett, which is something I never thought I'd say.
     
  4. Supermassive

    Supermassive HISS, HISS

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    Honestly, every time I anxiously await the new Xbox and PS consoles in the lead-up to their launches, I subconsciously concede that I’ll be buying both consoles. The only fight is between the console-exclusive games and features for my launch period dollars. And I might go PS5 too. PSVR 2 will do it.
     
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  5. RockLobster

    RockLobster King in the North

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    I actually do believe that this may be what happens in the end. I may not own both at launch, but rather one and then will add the other during a Black Friday sale a year or so after it launches.
     
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  6. Jussi

    Jussi Registered User

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    Playground Games (the developers of the Forza Horizon series) are supposedly making a new one and it was expected to be the revealed at E3. If true, could be they didn't have enough to show yet.
     
  7. AllAbout813

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    Gears 5 releasing in a week or so. Very quiet release thus far. Gears used to get major major hype. Anyone know if this is supposed to be any good? I’ve heard absolutely nothing on it.

    Gears 1 and 3 some of my favorite games. Hope it’s pretty good. I’ll probably get it regardless due to me being bored with everything else right now.
     
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    Blair Witch is very unsettling. It's really well done. Runs like trash on my older X1, but it's on Gamepass so I'm cool with it.
     
  9. HawksFan74

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    Played the tech test with all my friends on Xbox, we enjoyed. it. Early access this Friday. Ultimately there are some minor gameplay tweeks which are really important, however, it's not a dramatic jump from Gears 4. More like Gears 4.5
     
  10. Warden of the North

    Warden of the North The Matthews Show

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    Jack is a pretty big improvement to the single player game

    Ive put about 4 hours in so far
     
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    SPV Zoinks! Sponsor

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    As I have an Xbox again now, and have game pass, I’m going to check out Gears 5. I haven’t played anything since 2 though, so I’ll probably have to figure out if there’s anything I need to know about those games I missed

    I really like all the skins you can use though, not sure if that’s new or not. But pretty cool
     
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    Warden of the North The Matthews Show

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    Gears 5 help needed. SPOILERS I GUESS?

    I need some help with the Matriarch. Holy heck is it rough
     
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    Gears 5 available from day one on Gamepass? Good on microsoft.
     
  14. Jussi

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    It's been available on Ultimate Game Pass since last week. I'm trying to finish 4 before starting on 5.
     
  15. kyle evs48

    kyle evs48 Devilish Boy Grin

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    Jumped on two months of Ultimate Game Pass for $2. The catalog is a decent size but I'm also very picky these days. Worth a try for $2 though.
     
  16. Bogart

    Bogart Here's looking at you, kid

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    Japanese gamers don't buy X-Box.
     
  17. WeThreeKings

    WeThreeKings #1 Centre

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    Feel like there hasn't been anything really good released on XBOX for awhile..
     
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  18. Beau Knows

    Beau Knows Captain Canada

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    Microsoft needs to do far better with their next generation console. Nintendo and Sony are continually coming out with interesting exclusives that aren't just microstransaction platforms.

    Halo Infinite had better be a return to form for the series, they need a big hit.
     
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    Everything's coming out (early) next year. Gears 5 is really good though. I enjoyed the campaign more than Gears 4.
     
  20. HawksFan74

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    Gears 5 and umm that's really it. Halo next year. The most successful games right now have been mainly cross-platform.
     
  21. MetalheadPenguinsFan

    MetalheadPenguinsFan Disco Is Dead!!!

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    Forza Horizon 4 is pretty damn fun. :)
     
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    I don't care for RPG's or any of Sony's exclusives. Mainly shooters that are on both platforms, Gears and Halo. The ecosystem on Xbox has always been better for me, better deals in the stores shortly after new releases arrive.

    Elite Controller 2 about to come out in 2 weeks. Waiting to turn in my current Elite under warranty to Best Buy.
     
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  23. PeakMcOil

    PeakMcOil Loyal To The Oil

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    The first is still, by far, my favourite. The playground games on the first are so much better than all the newer games, plus the cars handle better.
     
  24. Fudge

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    I just want to shout out to Gamepass. It's honestly, for my money, the best value in gaming right now. Humble Monthly is nice, but rarely play anything but the main title each month (if that). Getting to play Outer Worlds for nothing more than I was already paying anyway is glorious.
     
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  25. Commander Clueless

    Commander Clueless Hiya, hiya. Pleased to meetcha.

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    Microsoft deserves a lot of credit for what they've done with Game Pass so far. It's a fantastic value proposition for an era that has a big smoking crater where the "rent" option used to be, and making it available on PC is IMO a great step.

    I admit I have some reservations for what they might do with it in the future, but if they can keep it consumer friendly while pumping some great first party titles out of their recent studio acquisitions, I'm all for it.
     

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