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Kevin360

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What a year Xbox is having, right?

For all the hubbub of the console wars, it feels like for most Nintendo focused gamers, it all happens in our periphery. I, for one, have always gamed on everything, and tried to always (as it has existed) complete the Nintendo/Xbox/Playstation trifecta.

Since Microsoft has felt a little extra cozy with Nintendo these past few years, it makes it a little easier to associate them together and speculate on what they have up their sleeves.

I'll work on adding to the ST as we move forward, but for now I'm just working to make this a similar topic to the Playstation ST.

I'll also try to think of a clever title. 😅
 

NarohDethan

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I have a Xbox Series X and it has been my main gaming multi platform, er, platform. It’s really impressive how much you can get from the Rewards program.

Currently waiting for Forza Horizon 5. Don’t care much about Halo but it will be on Gamepass so why not.
 

Mr_No_U

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Should probably add the StarTopic tag @Kevin360

Edit: Unless there’s an Xbox tag as well. I think the PS ST has a PS tag.
 

Mr_No_U

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I added the Xbox tag, but it reads a little redundant for the title, so maybe I'll opt for StarTopic?
Yeah that tag doesn’t look great lol. I’d use the ST tag personally, but maybe someone from the staff can chime in.
 

Hocot8

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I really like the direction and attitude of XBOX lately. Don't have a series X yet but I might probably soon.
I got in on the Halo special edition system. I spent the entire year deciding if I want a Ps5 or an Xbox. I just prefer Microsoft's attitude towards consumers. There is also gamepass, which is a huge pull for me, and the hardware seems better or rather easier to deal with. Sony doesn't really have much for me right now, but once God of War swings on...I'm getting that PS5 haha.
 
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As someone not super fussed by power and visuals, the Series S along with my continued Gamepass sub was the best purchase I've made in years. More than happy playing games like Psychonauts 2 on that machine rather than something beefier.
 

Zellia

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I mostly use my Series S for Gamepass and Elder Scrolls Online (never thought I'd get into an MMO on console but here we are) and it's been a great purchase. Goes without saying that the SX is where it's at if you have the cash but the S is a great entry-level or secondary console.
 

Oscillator

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@Kevin360 I'm planning a topic dedicated to the original Xbox for its 20th anniversary next month, so maybe keep this topic focused on the current Xbox One/Series X era? 🙂
 
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You all preload Forza Horizon 5 yet?

After being pretty obsessed with 3, I couldn’t quite get into 4.
 

Reddaye

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You all preload Forza Horizon 5 yet?

After being pretty obsessed with 3, I couldn’t quite get into 4.

I think 4 failed to hold my interest just because the location isn't as exotic as I'd like. Nothing against the UK, but compared to Southern France, or the upcoming Mexico...it just feels a bit bland. I mostly skipped FH4 because of this, and am very much looking forward to 5 due to it's setting.

Haven't preloaded yet, but I probably will soon.
 

Pandora

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Series S owner here , and i still have to absolutely advocate still this excellent device alongside gamepass . along with imo Serie S+ Switch (+PC) is probably one of the best combos right now to make it through most of the gen .

Really looking forward to forza horizon 5 in the coming weeks , and still getting through deaths door and psychonauts 2. I still love switch for indies but gotta say with gamepass the xbox series s has really become my indie machine as of late.
 

Donnie

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I think 4 failed to hold my interest just because the location isn't as exotic as I'd like. Nothing against the UK, but compared to Southern France, or the upcoming Mexico...it just feels a bit bland. I mostly skipped FH4 because of this, and am very much looking forward to 5 due to it's setting.

Haven't preloaded yet, but I probably will soon.

Haha I'm from the UK and felt the exact same way! Mexico is going to be magnificent though.

XSX owner here and have been in the xbox ecosystem since around 2010. Personally very excited to see what Bethesda can do under the security of xbox, they've been my favourite publisher right after Nintendo for a long time with games like Doom, Wolfy, Prey, Dishonored. Now they're under xbox, I'm going to save a lot of money haha more to spend on Nintendo even so everyone wins.
 

Legion of Primes

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Finally an Xbox community thread. I have the halo special edition Xbox series x pre ordered and infinite is releasing on my birthday. I am so excited
 

E.Gadd

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I feel so fortunate to have first gotten into Forza Horizon with 4, and then after falling in love with the gameplay there, buying 3 and all the DLC to have even more Forza Horizon to play. And now 5 is almost here!! What an incredible series.

It's like I stumbled upon buried treasure or something. You would hear people say, "Oh Forza Horizon is like some of the best games ever made!" and you would tilt your eyebrows like "A racing game? Really?" but no, they were right.
 

Reddaye

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I guess I'll introduce myself, since I was never exactly a mainstay in the Era Nintendo threads, more of a lurker. Some of you who frequent Xbox circles maybe know me (probably not). Long time Xbox owner/fan (since the OG Xbox), and also administrator of the Xbox Plus discord, which is kind of an offshoot of the Era Game Pass OT. Basically a place for level headed and mature Xbox discussion, as well as other gaming/anime/whatever. Hopefully this thread will be level headed as well! 😄

Haha I'm from the UK and felt the exact same way! Mexico is going to be magnificent though.

This might be part of the reason the setting was bland for you lol. Just look out your own window and you can see it anytime you want.

Horizon 2 is my hand's down favorite in the franchise. Although frankly they've all been excellent games. Playground Games just don't miss.
 

Legion of Primes

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I guess I'll introduce myself, since I was never exactly a mainstay in the Era Nintendo threads, more of a lurker. Some of you who frequent Xbox circles maybe know me (probably not). Long time Xbox owner/fan (since the OG Xbox), and also administrator of the Xbox Plus discord, which is kind of an offshoot of the Era Game Pass OT. Basically a place for level headed and mature Xbox discussion, as well as other gaming/anime/whatever. Hopefully this thread will be level headed as well! 😄



This might be part of the reason the setting was bland for you lol. Just look out your own window and you can see it anytime you want.

Horizon 2 is my hand's down favorite in the franchise. Although frankly they've all been excellent games. Playground Games just don't miss.
Is there any way I could get an invite to that discord?
 

carlosfilho

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The news about Elden Ring's delay were disappointing, but at least we're close to FH5's release. I'm curious and excited to play it
 
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With Forza and Halo for the rest of the year, I’m honestly set for a while. Still on the fence about Arceus in January, so may not pick anything up until late February, and even then it all depends on how Forbidden West and Elden Ring review.
 

Reddaye

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Is there any way I could get an invite to that discord?

Sure, it's open for anyone to join! I didn't specifically intend to advertise it (it's really my only claim to 'fame' lol that's why I mentioned it) but I can DM an invite to anyone interested.

EDIT: If @Donnie or another mod could chime in here and let me know I'm not breaking any rules (ie advertising, or something), that would be good. I don't want to break any rules. I couldn't find anything specific, but I may have missed it.


Also, on topic: I'm super pumped for Halo. The initial flight left me feeling cold, but the BTB flight afterwards was great (with some major aim tweaking). My friends and I had a total blast. I'm completely bypassing COD and BF for Halo this year, and I couldn't be happier. The battle pass system in Halo is incredible IMO.
 

Vilifier

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Forza Horizon 5 is two weeks away and my launch XSX decided it no longer wants to connect to any controller. I had to remote in to do a full system reset and the issue remained. 😞

I guess better now then in a few weeks when the warranty expires. At least XCloud is an option if it's not repaired in time.
 

EvilChameleon

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Cannot wait to sink hours upon hours into Forza Horizon 5.
And then do the same thing with Halo Infinite multiplayer.
 

Donnie

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EDIT: If @Donnie or another mod could chime in here and let me know I'm not breaking any rules (ie advertising, or something), that would be good. I don't want to break any rules. I couldn't find anything specific, but I may have missed it.

Nope this is totally fine! No reason for the staff to stand in the way of people connecting and having a good time :)
 

Legion of Primes

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My Xbox one sadly died a couple of weeks ago but at least I have the halo special edition series x pre ordered. Bring on November 15th then halo infinite’s launch
 
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I can’t wait for Halo. I believe in 343i. They’re gonna deliver something truly special.
 

Shadow

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Got my X last week, downloaded a bunch of games old Xbox (360) games, but haven't had the chance to play any of them yet.
Being able to put in the disc of Panzer Dragoon Orta and having it be playable is such an insane experience. Why can't my PS5 do this with my PS2 games?! :(
 

Kapryov

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Is this the thread to get all excited over future BC announcements? I'm a little overhyped for this 20th anniversary thing.

I've had an Xbox since the Dreamcast went under, it seemed like a natural progression at the time. I kinda bailed out a bit when the XB1 launched, since they were heading in a weird direction back then, but the 1X pulled me back in. I like the ecosystem and I'm really happy they seem to be all about celebrating the past as well as the future. I still have loads of physical discs from the OG/360 era.

Next month is going to be awesome for Forza Horizon 5 alone.
 

GJ

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After all this time Jet Set Radio Future still isn’t backwards compatible 😩. How?
 

Reddaye

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Is this the thread to get all excited over future BC announcements? I'm a little overhyped for this 20th anniversary thing.

I've had an Xbox since the Dreamcast went under, it seemed like a natural progression at the time. I kinda bailed out a bit when the XB1 launched, since they were heading in a weird direction back then, but the 1X pulled me back in. I like the ecosystem and I'm really happy they seem to be all about celebrating the past as well as the future. I still have loads of physical discs from the OG/360 era.

Next month is going to be awesome for Forza Horizon 5 alone.

I'm hoping for some more OG Xbox BC news. Jet Set Radio, Gunvalkyrie, Otogi 1 & 2, Mech Assault. More 360 stuff like Raiden Fighters Aces and Death Smiles would be good.

Although I'm keeping my expectations firmly in check.
 

Daniel Switzer

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Looking forward to Horzion 5, just seen there’s no local multiplayer which is understandable but a huge shame though. Was looking forward to playing this with my partner.
 

Kapryov

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I'm hoping for some more OG Xbox BC news. Jet Set Radio, Gunvalkyrie, Otogi 1 & 2, Mech Assault. More 360 stuff like Raiden Fighters Aces and Death Smiles would be good.

Although I'm keeping my expectations firmly in check.
DOAU/3 are the ones I really want, and have a possibility of happening (hopefully). Very curious about Otogi though, never got to play those.

The impossible dream would be something heavily licensed, racing games like Rallisport Challenge 2. Here's hoping MS has worked some miracles.
 

Oscillator

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After all this time Jet Set Radio Future still isn’t backwards compatible 😩. How?

For the same reason the Project Gotham games aren't BC - music licensing (though PGR also has car licensing issues).

Sega could do like recent Crazy Taxi ports and swap out the problematic songs, but:

A. They may not feel it's worth the effort, as Future isn't quite as iconic as Jet Grind Radio.
B. JSR fans would FREAK and create some pretty bad publicity if the soundtrack was altered. It's as integral to the experience as spraying graffiti.

But, we'll still get a chance to relive those days a bit when it's time to put up the OG Xbox thread. 🙂
 

Reddaye

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DOAU/3 are the ones I really want, and have a possibility of happening (hopefully). Very curious about Otogi though, never got to play those.

The impossible dream would be something heavily licensed, racing games like Rallisport Challenge 2. Here's hoping MS has worked some miracles.

Oh yes, agreed on the DOA games.

I alos think Outrun 2 and Coast 2 Coast would be amazing, but I'd be extremely surprised. If they added the two Outrun games I would never need to hook up OG Xbox up again.
 
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GJ

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For the same reason the Project Gotham games aren't BC - music licensing (though PGR also has car licensing issues).

Sega could do like recent Crazy Taxi ports and swap out the problematic songs, but:

A. They may not feel it's worth the effort, as Future isn't quite as iconic as Jet Grind Radio.
B. JSR fans would FREAK and create some pretty bad publicity if the soundtrack was altered. It's as integral to the experience as spraying graffiti.

But, we'll still get a chance to relive those days a bit when it's time to put up the OG Xbox thread. 🙂

Doesn't it use mostly, if not all, original music that was made for the game?
 

Oscillator

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Doesn't it use mostly, if not all, original music that was made for the game?

Here's the breakdown of the 30 JSRF tracks:

14 tracks are Sega originals by Hideki Naganuma
2 tracks were made for the game by Richard Jacques, and appear to be owned by Sega
5 tracks were made for the game by Beastie Boys side-project The Latch Brothers
3 tracks are from other artists on The Latch Brothers label, Grand Royal (The Prunes, BS 2000, Russell Simins)
Grand Royal is now defunct and their assets appear to be under new ownership (Russell Simins in particular is in YouTube's copyright database under "GR Entertainment")
2 tracks are licensed from Japanese indie band Guitar Vader (Berry Records)
1 track is licensed from Scottish indie band Bis (Wiiija Records)
3 tracks are licensed from major labels (Scapegoat Wax - Aisle 10, Cibo Matto - Birthday Cake, Bran Van 3000 - The Answer)

So, 14 or 16 tracks are Sega owned, and the others would need to be renegotiated or swapped out.

Side note - Scapegoat Wax, Bran Van 3000, and Bis had some stuff released by Grand Royal, and Cibo Matto worked with Russell Simins on a Grand Royal project called Butter 08, so all the non-Sega artists except Guitar Vader were linked in some way via that label.
 

SlipperyFishes

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Oh yes, agreed on the DOA games.

I alos think Outrun 2 and Coast 2 Coast would be amazing, but I'd be extremely surprised. If they added the two Outrun games I would never need to hook up OG Xbox up again.
Outrun games are the best arcade racers of all time
 
Forza preload is live for all y’all with Gamepass.

It’s 103 gigs on the X and S. Currently downloading it to my Series S as we speak.
 

asagami_

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FH5 is quite big haha I'm not sure if I will like it a lot but if I do I will have problems to manage my games :p

By the way someone is playing the Guardians of the Galaxy game on Series S? By how many people recommend the Quality mode over Performance in both Series X and PS5 I was wondering if it look very good in Series S. I need a Digital Foundry video for this game.
 

Shadow

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After purchasing my X two weeks ago, I finally started using mine, so what am I playing? Too Human



🏃‍♂️💨
 

Beard

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I have a Series S coming tomorrow. Looking forward to it. Xbox has a lot of stuff I’m interested in playing in the coming years.
 

Gatito

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I'm planning on getting a SX soon but I've not been able to find any in stock in my country. I'm hoping we get some for the holidays... Haven't owned a xbox since the 360 back in the day.
 


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