1. AshuraZro

    AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.
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    Honestly, with Game Pass being as decent as it is, this move does not surprise me in the least. Cutting the disc drive may still bite them in the ass as I think it might still be too soon to do that in gaming but I'd be lying if I said I owned many disc copies of Xbox One games.

    As for the performance differences, I really don't think it should be a concern to people. The architectures are still the same in almost every way and developers have had time to dip their toes into multiple graphics settings between Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. There is little reason to think that this instantly equals the "hurr durr my Series X version will be watered down" response. Actually I see it as the opposite. Limitations lead to creative design and artwork and with the extra horse power in Series X, you can more reasonably expect to see 4k60 performance, ray tracing or even 120 fps. Personally, I'd take 120 fps any day of the fucking week over higher resolution.

    Launching with a discless option right out the gate isn't as alienating and it's a damn sight better than if the reverse happened, where if they launched the Series X discless instead. Want the best performance? Better get your games straight from us. Imagine that. I feel like early Don Mattrick era Microsoft or early PS3 era Sony would have pulled that shit today.
     
  2. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    Considering affordable price and low cost of games through subscription model, I wholeheartedly encourage this version of the console and will most likely buy it. Gamepass negates a lot of need for "returning on investment", and large chunk of those $50 games are available for small prices during sale seasons anyway.
     
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  3. frankGT

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    S vs X, the last one might be the better deal if priced around 500.
     
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    I can't like this because it's not got a disc drive.
     
  5. KokoseiJ

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    Will it be possible to, like, somehow resolder the disk drive? Will they remove the header?
     
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  6. Silent_Gunner

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    "Find out on the next episode of Spawn Wave/The Ben Heck Show when the system comes out!"

    Even then, I'm sure they aren't using just any 4K Blu-Ray drive one can buy on the market.
     
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    I feel sorry for this dude:

     
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    If it's going to have different hardware than I doubt it, no reason to put any headers for a disc drive on the mobo if they never plan on giving the lower end version a disc drive in the first place. It won't be like the all digital Xbox One S that just reused a standard Xboner mobo.
     
  9. KokoseiJ

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    Eh, You could get a replacement drive and attach it.

    but yeah, since they're gonna have a different spec they would have a different mobo. They might remove the disk related functions in the software...

    We'll see when it comes out.
     
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  10. BaamAlex

    BaamAlex CVE-2018-6242
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    The most important question here is...can it run minecraft as smooth as possible?
     
  11. Silent_Gunner

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    Screw that. How about Minesweeper with Ray-tracing!?
     
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    Maaan that explosion would look so cool :rofl:

    but ngl that would be really cool, Minesweeper with Ultra graphics? Hell yeah I'm in.
     
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    And to make it even better, the explosion would've been done by the guy who orgasms to them: Michael Bay!
     
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  14. slaphappygamer

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    This has no disc drive. It’s backwards compatible with xbox360 and OGxbox. Where do I put my disc? Maybe we submit a photo of the disc and it downloads to my console.


    Anyway, the real question is, where do we insert our credit card? There surely is a slot for that somewhere.

    Also, it’s be nice to have a different letter. I can hear it now.
    Kid: “Mom, for my birthday I want an Xbox series x”.
    Mom: *at the wallymart, “oh yes Xbox series s. I found it! I’m so glad it isn’t sold out.”
    Kid: *on birthday, “fuck, I said X! Your not my mom!”
     
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    Oof, now that you mention that, does the XBOne allow one to use discs for their games? I would hope Microsoft would have a working OG Xbox emulator that can play every game on the system as opposed to a lot, but not everything like with the 360, but I know that the 360 is running off of emulation on the system. Even then, does it allow you to use discs that are compatible with the emulator?

    I only had an Xbox One for a little bit before my relationship with an acquaintance from high school deteriorated due to him being a toxic asshole, and this was before the Xbox 360 emulator was implemented.

    Maybe they'll sell a proprietary disc drive?
     
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    "next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever" uh huh. The Series X and PS5 are barely next generation, let alone this garbage system. And the Series X? Pfffffft. I'll take the PS5 with disc drive even if it's $100-$150 more. I already own a system that can play every Series X title.
     
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  19. BaamAlex

    BaamAlex CVE-2018-6242
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    Screw that. How about solitaire or paint?
     
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  20. guisadop

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    well.. if I buy a console next gen at all, guess it'll probably be the series x. cheap is king, baby!
     
  21. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".
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    Do you think they'll release a third tier machine, the "E" series?
    Just asking :creep:
     
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    LMAO still cheaper than the Nintendo Switch still today.
     
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