Xbox Series X - The next Xbox that's boxy but sexy xXx

It’s nice they are adding back achievements to the mobile app, but I wish they would also include the dates they were achieved like before as well.

Pretty minor update, but I did notice that running games massively slowed downloads, so it’s a nice little feature.

Yeah it even did it for games that you downloaded to the “ready to start” feature and started playing, which sucked.

I got my headset!

Trying it out now.

Even though I got the Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows 10, it wouldn’t update through my PC. Had to sync it with my Series X to get the latest firmware. That seemed to iron out some of the initial sound issues out of the box.

It’s comfy, barely. But I do have an unusually large head (95th+ percentile).

I really do like the dials on the side. Big and beefy and easy to control.

I’ll try out the voice during a multiplayer game later today.

Correction, looks like you can manage the headset in Windows. Need the Xbox Accessories app from the Store.

Once the new Edge gets out of Beta the XSS/X will evolve into almost a full PC.

Oooooh thanks for sharing this. I run a M+KB on my XBSS but it only works with certain games. Having MKB for Edge on it will add a lot of functionality from a couch surfing perspective.

The latest round of EA games with FPS Boost looking rock solid.

They tested Battlefield, Mirror’s Edge and Titanfall 1 and 2. All rock solid 120Hz on Series X. And the ones that are supported on Series S are also rock solid. (Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 4).

Games with Gold for May 2021:

To save you the click, here’s a screenshot.

Not bad this time. I’ll probably fire up all of them someday. All decent games iirc

Tropico 3 360 is also on sale for 2 dollars right now. Not backwards compat

Is there any way to claim these without actually starting to install them? Storage space is precious.

I always start the download and then cancel it.

One of my gripes is I think the default should be to add the game to your account and not automatically download it, or at least make it an option you can toggle.

Doesn’t starting the downloading but canceling it add it to your account?

I think Papageno’s comment is that claiming the game initiates the download automatically. I too just start it up then go to the queue and kill it. Been that way since the 360 days, guess I’m just used to it.

I think you can add them via the web interface without downloading

That’s always an idea, isn’t it. Gonna try that.

Hey all, for anyone like me who busted out their old OG Xbox Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time disc to play on their Series X, and finished the game (I just did last night), the backward compatibility of the headliner game doesn’t extend to the unlockable original PoP game. :sadface: I could hear the original chiptune music + sound effects but alas, the image was all corrupted.

BTW, playing this got me interested in going back to PoP: Warrior Within which I have on Steam, and is BALLS HARD. Geez Louise. It’s made for masochists. Much more involved combat, but they ruined the aesthetic of the first game with all the grimdark.

Not to mention that the “bikini armor” is just embarrassing. This is a real model on the runway (presumably at an Ubisoft press event?) sporting the outfit of the “Bad Bond Girl” that you have to fight in the game:

Ya, the original PoP: Sands of Time was a masterpiece. Just a brilliantly done game in all aspects. The sequel was a dissapointment by comparison, although not really a bad game taken on its own. It just failed to capture the magic of Sands of Time.