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I have a Series S, if that counts.

It's impressive they got so much into such a small box, and it looks by far the nicest of the new consoles IMO. It's very responsive... shame there's not many games yet, but I bought it was a bedroom gaming box for using with gamepass, so it'll pay for itself.

Downside, the storage space is far too small really. I'll probably buy an expansion card for it which makes it cost as much as the X would have. But I still wouldn't want one of those in the bedroom anyway.

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15 hours ago, Duffman said:

I have a Series S, if that counts.

It's impressive they got so much into such a small box, and it looks by far the nicest of the new consoles IMO. It's very responsive... shame there's not many games yet, but I bought it was a bedroom gaming box for using with gamepass, so it'll pay for itself.

Downside, the storage space is far too small really. I'll probably buy an expansion card for it which makes it cost as much as the X would have. But I still wouldn't want one of those in the bedroom anyway.

I think I would go the S route, it certainly seems like a bargain, but like you said, once you add another SSD you might as well have bought the X. I hope that third parties start coming out with cheaper options, in theory Sandisk or whoever can come out with a compatible option, but from what I have seen, the external USB transfer option isn't that bad considering you can run backwards compatible games straight from a USB drive.

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I think the external USB will be the way to go if you can't stomach the cost of the SSD. Easier to stomach having 2TB of games on your external and then just swap stuff on the fly. What are the transfer times like on that?

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I think it was YongYea did some tests, 45GB game copied over to internal storage in about 8-12 minutes so not too bad, and unless you are really hammering old games and want the quick resume feature, you can just leave them on the drive and run them over USB.

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Yeah it's likely they will just block applications not using your dev key as that will deter a lot of people, but wouldn't stop you compiling the app from source. Or, they just add a couple of zeros to the dev registration cost.

I remember playing around with this stuff on the 360 back in the day, and it would only launch apps compiled and running from your PC running the dev environment, like a proper dev kit.

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7th December seems to be the date most places are pointing to.

 

Also may be worth doing this https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-12-01-uk-retailer-box-opens-a-ballot-for-its-next-xbox-series-x-stock-allocation

I could have got one yesterday from Amazon Germany but didn't pull the trigger, I'm going to wait until the new year as I've barely scratched the surface of AC Valhalla on the PS5 yet, plus I have Watch Dogs coming for Xmas.

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Managed to secure a Series X! Got the all access bundle from Game and it's being delivered on the 31st :)

I'm looking forward to it despite there being no massive new games, although The Medium is out at the end of the month and that looks pretty interesting.

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On 1/21/2021 at 7:12 PM, Somerset_Bumkin said:

Lol. Sounds like next gen gaming to me!

Yep, you don't know what you're missing :)

 

Now I have things downloaded they look shinier, load faster and have higher frame rates. I'm looking forward to trying The Medium next week.

Quick resume so far hasn't worked for me.

Overall I'm glad I have it but so far nothing has wowed me like Adtros Playroom on the PS5.

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