Xbox Series X / S

Savy561

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Thanks for this info, surprisingly goes very in depth with all the tv info available and the TU7000 does handle image ghosting a little better which is a plus.
 

groen_mamba

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Thanks, so nothing local then? There is a nice charging station by PowerA that seems to be the most popular and recommended one, but can't find any in SA. Guess I'll wait.....

I have bought the play and charge kit, but would prefer to have a charging station where both controllers can go on to when I don't play. Also nice that the PowerA one has its own power plug, so no need to charge through Xbox, I have noticed when I plug in the controller to charge, the console turns on, is this normal and correct? Would prefer the console to stay off, and just charge the controller......
 

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AlphaJohn

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If you into Square Enix games head on over to Xbox Store
As they having a 5 day sale with some games up to 80% off on selected titels:

Check out for Example:
Tomb Raider Definitive edition - R37.35 (I picked up all 3 for R363.40)
Just cause 3 - R65.80
Life is Strange (1-5) - R33.80
Dues Ex Mankind Divided - R70.35
Thief - R25.35
Sleeping Dogs™ Definitive Edition - R37.35

There is also some Warner Bros. Interactive titel's on sale like Hitman 2, Batman and so on.
 

mr_norris

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Has anyone had CEC issues with their Xbox? I am not sure what's to blame here. For the most part, when I turn off the Xbox, the TV turns off. But sometimes the TV doesn't turn off, so I have to turn the Xbox back on then off again, then the TV switches off.
 

AlphaJohn

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Has anyone had CEC issues with their Xbox? I am not sure what's to blame here. For the most part, when I turn off the Xbox, the TV turns off. But sometimes the TV doesn't turn off, so I have to turn the Xbox back on then off again, then the TV switches off.
That must be your TV or Cable? Maybe it needs an update?

Have a Samsung TU7000 58" and never had any problems with either turning it off/on or switching to a newly powered on device. (Have Pi/PS3 and Xbox that all work as expected)
 

mr_norris

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That must be your TV? Maybe it needs an update?

Have a Samsung TU7000 58" and never had any problems with either turning it off/on or switching to a newly powered on device.
Yeah I'm not sure. There was a recent update but it didn't help. I have a MU7351. Maybe I will give it a reset sometime and see if that helps.
 

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Decided to go "f it" and picked up Assassins Creed Origin & Odyssey on above mentioned sale (R500 for both).... Haven't played any since No 2.

From what I saw they rate Origin lower than Odyssey so decided to play the Origin 1st. and My word!, what a beautiful game. Cant believe I skipped them. Only 1 hour in and can already say Worth it! Plays smooth as butter on Series S so would put it in my "Must have" pile.
 

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Decided to go "f it" and picked up Assassins Creed Origin & Odyssey on above mentioned sale (R500 for both).... Haven't played any since No 2.

From what I saw they rate Origin lower than Odyssey so decided to play the Origin 1st. and My word!, what a beautiful game. Cant believe I skipped them. Only 1 hour in and can already say Worth it! Plays smooth as butter on Series S so would put it in my "Must have" pile.

Just take a break between the two games, play a few other games before you start with Odyssey.

I enjoyed both but Origins is my favourite.
 

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Just take a break between the two games, play a few other games before you start with Odyssey.

I enjoyed both but Origins is my favourite.

That is/was the plan. Wanna finish Origin and then mix in some other games I picked up, before I go Odyssey. I just bought em while on sale did the same with Tomb raider and Batman Games. 5 years of MMO's left me with some serious catalog of games to play ;)

I checked which was the best and they rated Origin as no 3 then Valhalla and then Odyssey as no 1. Will maybe get to Valhalla by December or later :D Last played 1 and 2 back when I owned a 360.
 
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Jefferson D'Arcy

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Pulled No Man's Sky from Gamepass. I know I'm 4 years behind the curve, but this is a pretty game with a fascinating and very chequered history. You can get a sense of it from a channel I highly recommend:

 
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mr_norris

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Pulled No Man's Sky from Gamepass. I know I'm 4 years behind the curve, but this is a pretty game with a fascinating and very chequered history. You can get a sense of it from a channel I highly recommend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5BJVO3PDeQ
Your link resolves to just "youtube", but otherwise that was a great vid. Unfortunately I was on the hype train and preordered. I really only experienced the game as it was at launch. I am now too burnt out for that game.
 

mr_norris

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I'm glad to say that it does!

Already completed the first two prologue missions and then two normal missions. So 4 out of the 14 so far.
When I first heard about this free play days thing I thought it was lame. As soon as I saw your message I started the download. Happy to say I'm also jamming :D
 
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