||It may be the smallest Xbox ever, but it's still not cute
||September 8, 2020
That's 2020 gaming's worst kept secret. The Xbox Series S is the budget-friendly version of Microsoft's Xbox Series X. It's existence has long been rumored, and Microsoft finally confirmed it after the promo video leaked earlier today..
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Might be a nice second console w/ streaming apps for the bedroom for Series X buyers, too.
You can use it as a hot plate if you turn it horizontal.
I dunno, I think it might be the best deal ever for people who haven’t invested years in getting a Steam backlog of Doom, and who just want to play a few games each month. This, the Games Pass, fairly cheap gaming for years with little fuss.
Why did they make it look like a wireless subwoofer? Pick something cool, like a router!
It’s the bass model.
(Someone on Twitter probably already made this joke.)
I looks cute to me. I’m a little jealous, since I plan to get the Series X. I think this looks better.
It looks weird. They should have made the cooling grill thing a diffferent shape. Maybe a 2-tone grey/black X? Still better looking than the PS5.
If it looks like that with the RBG lights I am definitely not getting it.
That does actually look better, without the high contrast black. The other grilles are square and white. I wonder why that wasn’t used for the big one.
How I wished I could plug a dvd drive into this.
No idea the S had its own thread!
I got one of these for Christmas and am enjoying the hell out of it. Had planned to get the SX but could never find one. The wife (a non-gamer) ended up surprising me with the S and it is an awesome little console.
Had Control on the One X and it gave me motion sickness due to low FPS and what I found to be dull gameplay, but on the S with 60 FPS it’s like a whole new game! I’m really loving it now and it may be the first game I finish in a couple of years. Another game I am really getting into thanks to faster FPS that I had issues with before was Jedi:Fallen Order.
Divinity: Original Sin was one of the best RPGs I had played in a while, but the super long load times and dying a lot had me quit it after 10 hours or so. Now with the quick resume feature and super quick loading times, I am enjoying that experience a hell of a lot more.
I am more than satisfied with the S. More often than not I am playing older games due to my crazy backlog and playing those in higher or at least consistent frame rates was what I wanted and didn’t always get out of the X Box One X.
The S was worth it for that alone. But add Quick Resume plus much faster loading times (even over the SSD I used with the One X) and I’m using the S far more than I’ve used the One X (or Xbox One before).
And since I didn’t pay for the S myself, I had no problem getting the 1 TB expansion card for it (at a “discount” since I had $60 in rewards… Not sure if I would have got it at full price).
Still have my One X since I buy games on disc, but except for the rare must-have I pre-order or get on release, a lot of the times I wait for big sales on physical games and get them cheap enough so that if they also go on sale digitally at substantial savings, I will buy it, too.
So the S totally works for me and has stalled my desire for the Series X.
Looks like a cheap bluetooth speaker Made in China that you accidentally knock into the pool and discover that that Amazon advertisement from the third Market Seller lied; it isn’t waterproof
My girlfriend’s PS4 died in early December. She plays things occasionally, mostly with her teenaged kids, but she’s not a super gamer or anything. The kids couldn’t survive their weeks at her place without something to play on, and she couldn’t find a PS5 in the wild anywhere- hell, she couldn’t even find a replacement PS4, so she asked me about the Xbox. I convinced her a Series S would be just fine, and hooked her up with two years of GP via the usual method, and she’s been loving it. She’s not a discerning enough gamer to know what she’s ‘missing’ in the Series X, but it’s still a huge upgrade from her PS4, and the GP library has found a bunch of cool games for her and the kids- MS has curated that really well to have a lot of options for all tastes.
Woot had the Series S for $250 for today only. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to post this morning. Checking it now, it’s sold out.
Wow, new in box too. Wait a couple of months and MS will be giving them away for $99 with 1 year of Game Pass.