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That is some surprising pricing. I was totally expecting a $600 price tag. An all-digital next-gen console for the price of a Switch is very tempting.

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Shame the SSD is so small considering it's all digital


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Post by Hawq » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:07 am

buy a few games & the saving of the disc-less one is gone, M$ have shot themselves in the foot on this one

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buy a few games & the saving of the disc-less one is gone, M$ have shot themselves in the foot on this one
I’m sorry, but I completely disagree. You pay $25 a month and you get the console, Live, Game Pass, and EA Play. That seems like a hell of a deal to me. Good enough to make me seriously consider just getting a Series S at launch and hold off on the PS5 for now.

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It's a good deal, especially for people that want to go all digital/XGP and don't care about 4k.

The S will probably outsell the X.

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I'm interested to see what the S does versus the digital PS5, as well as how Sony will price both of their consoles.

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melancholy wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:46 pm
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Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:07 am
buy a few games & the saving of the disc-less one is gone, M$ have shot themselves in the foot on this one
I’m sorry, but I completely disagree. You pay $25 a month and you get the console, Live, Game Pass, and EA Play. That seems like a hell of a deal to me. Good enough to make me seriously consider just getting a Series S at launch and hold off on the PS5 for now.
I was going to type the same thing. Microsoft is going all-in on a digital subscription model this generation. I don't know if it's for me yet, but it's a captivating offer when Microsoft keeps the monthly cost under $60. Especially EA Play, because I will not pay $60 for Madden.

I've tried Game Pass on my PC and I liked it. I thinkg $5/month for these games is a pretty good deal, but that's only because I feel like I can buy them in a few years for cheap during a GOG/GMG/Fanatical/Steam sale if they get delisted. If game pricing on PC started to creep up into the typical Nintendo Switch territory, I'd probably feel chaffed.

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Skynet wrote:
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I'm interested to see what the S does versus the digital PS5, as well as how Sony will price both of their consoles.
If Sony has a 1080p/1440p model of the PS5 at the same pricing as the Xbox S, I'd be totally down. I want those exclusives like Spiderman :olol:

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Post by pixel » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:20 am

I finally bit the bullet and got a Razer Kishi for my Android phone. Between my phone and PC, I'll use Game Pass because my friends also have either a PC or an Xbox.

But I haven't tried game streaming on my connection, but the router supports ac wifi and I have a 500 Mbps connection. I like this direction from Microsoft and hope it can work well.

If nothing else, I'll use the controller with emulators and Android-native games. I've been wanting a handheld to do that kind of stuff, so this'll be a good use for that.

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Post by pixel » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:42 am

I tested the Cloud on my phone with morning with an 8bitdo SNPro+ and it worked better dang well. Granted, I tried Touhou Luna Nights and a 2D Metroidvania platformer shouldn't tax the system too much. :olol:

But my cloud save transferred over from my PC, so I'm definitely excited to have another option to play. I also tried Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and had some more lag spikes.

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Re: Microsoft Games General Thread (MS buy Zenimax/Bethesda)

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Holy shit! This shakes things up a fair bit.

Game Pass just went up another notch or 10.

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