• Xbox Series X impressions: No going back to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - VentureBeat

    21 days ago - By N4G

    From VentureBeat: "Ive had an Xbox Series X for almost a week now. This is a preview version of the console with a lot of unfinished elements, but Microsoft gave me permission to talk about some aspects of the way the console works. For now, I can mostly focus on how the next-gen console handles backward-compatible games, Quick Resume, and the general flow of its user experience. And thats exactly what Im going to do here.
    The Xbox Series X is, of course, more powerful than its predecessors in terms of graphical prowess. Ill get into the details of this when we look at performance in games...
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  • Crysis Remastered on Xbox One X is unfortunately a mixed bag

    Crysis Remastered on Xbox One X is unfortunately a mixed bag

    21 days ago - By Windows Central

    It's not bad, but it could - and should - have been much better.
    When it launched in 2007, the original Crysis shook the gaming industry with its advanced lighting and rendering technology. In many ways, Crysis paved the way for the future of video game graphics - and now, 13 years later, developer Crytek has remastered its visuals up to 2020 standards. But while Crysis Remastered is beautiful in many ways (and even innovates just like the original did), performance issues and a stylistic departure from 2007 Crysis makes this new coat of paint feel disappointing.
    Crysis is back
    Crysis...
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  • Xbox Series X internal SSD has 802GB of usable storage

    Xbox Series X internal SSD has 802GB of usable storage

    21 days ago - By Windows Central

    Xbox Series X packs 802GB of usable storage, while the 1TB expansion card features 920GB.
    What you need to know
    Xbox Series X launches with 802GB of usable storage, reports IGN .
    While the Xbox Series X launches with custom 1TB internal NVMe SSD, the operating system and system files occupy a portion of the drive.
    The Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox provides an opportunity to upgrade your onboard SSD storage, available for preorder at $220 in the U.S.
    Microsoft launches the Xbox Series X console this November, and with devices now in the hands of select media outlets, we're gaining...
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  • A week with the Xbox Series X: load times, game performance, and more - The Verge

    21 days ago - By N4G

    From The Verge: "Ive spent the past week with an Xbox Series X in my living room. Ive played a variety of games on this preview unit, testing load times, performance, and some of the new Series X features. I switched back to an older Xbox One X briefly during testing, and it was like going from cable internet back to the days of a 56k modem. Thats how much the Xbox Series X improves the games you already play every day. Everything just feels better."
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  • Xbox Series X Hands-On Preview - Less Waiting, More Gaming | GameSpot

    21 days ago - By N4G

    Michael Higham of GameSpot writes, "Fast load times and Quick Resume steal the show in our first hands-on experience with the Xbox Series X. We also explore performance in backwards compatible Xbox One games."
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  • Xbox Series X Hands-On: Load Times, Quick Resume, and Compatibility

    21 days ago - By IGN

    A housekeeping note up front: As part of an ongoing look at the Xbox Series X, this article will cover general impressions of the box itself and the controller, along with the performance of backwards compatible Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and the Quick Resume feature that lets you quickly jump from one active game to another. I'll be covering new and Series X optimized games and overall impressions of the Xbox Series X in the coming few weeks.
    First a word on the console itself: It is hefty , but in a good way. When you hold it, it feels like a premium, $500 thing, for whatever that's...
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  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon Hits PS5 in March

    21 days ago - By IGN

    Sega has confirmed Yakuza: Like a Dragon's PS5 release date in the west, while also slightly adjusting its release date on all other platforms.
    Like a Dragon is now set to launch on Xbox Series X and S, PS4, and PC on November 10. This date is a slight adjustment from the previously announced November 13 launch date , but that date came with an asterisk, as Yakuza has been planned as an Xbox Series launch game before Xbox's next-gen consoles were given a release date. Now, it will hit both Xbox's next-gen systems and current-gen hardware, as well as PC, on the same day.

    The next Yakuza...
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  • Xbox Series X Hands On Previews Reveal 70-80% Reductions In Load Times

    21 days ago - By Forbes

    The Xbox Series X is doing what Microsoft said it would do.
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  • Xbox Series X SSD only has 802GB of available storage

    21 days ago - By WMPoweruser

    The Xbox Series X SSD isn't as large as many have been led to believe. With many outlets releasing their Xbox Series X previews today, key details of Microsoft's premium next-gen console are being released, including the amount of space available on the console's internal storage. In an IGN preview, it was revealed that the...
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  • Hands-on with Xbox Series X: Quick resume, backwards compatibility and faster load times - CNET

    21 days ago - By CNET

    The first wave of Xbox Series X features we've been able to try are focused on older games.
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  • 'Yakuza: Like a Dragon' will be available on November 10th across platforms

    21 days ago - By Engadget

    Back in May, Microsoft revealed that the upcoming entry to the Yakuza franchise will be an Xbox Series X and Series S launch title. Now, Sega has officially confirmed that Yakuza: Like a Dragon is coming out on November 10th, the same day the next-ge...
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  • Xbox Series X first look: Fast, powerful and quiet

    21 days ago - By Engadget

    The Xbox Series X is zippy. That's the word that stands out in my mind as I bounce among several active games via quick resume, die and respawn in under 10 seconds or load up an HDR version of an old favorite. Zip, zip, zip.The Xbox Series X is Micro...
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  • Xbox Series X hands-on shows off impressive Quick Resume video - CNET

    21 days ago - By CNET

    Jeff Bakalar and Gamespot's Michael Higham discuss their experience with Xbox Series X preview hardware and break down backwards compatibility performance and how the Quick Resume feature is a game-changer.
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  • Xbox Series X Hands-On Preview - Less Waiting, More Gaming

    21 days ago - By GameSpot

    Next-gen gaming is already here. We've had a fully functional Xbox Series X on hand for a few days at this point, and although what we're running is technically a non-final build of the system, this is a real piece of next-gen hardware. The Velocity architecture, solid-state drives, AMD's Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU outputting 12 TFLOPs-these are all things we've been constantly hearing about as we head into the Series X's November 10 launch. But now we have first-hand experience. There are certain aspects of the Xbox Series X that we're not able to talk about quite yet, but of the things we...
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  • An early hands-on look at the Xbox Series X's design, faster load times and Quick Resume

    An early hands-on look at the Xbox Series X's design, faster load times and Quick Resume

    21 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    I generally like the look of the Xbox Series X. It carries a lot of the design language forward that Microsoft established with the Xbox One S and Xbox One X .
    But make no mistake, the console is indeed a very big boi. In fact, some people might not be able to fit the Xbox Series X in their current TV stand.
    The console measures in at 151mm wide and 301mm tall. This means that even on its side, there's a possibility some people might find it challenging to place the system in their home.
    I find the Series X looks the best when standing vertically, mainly because of its circular bottom...
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  • A week with the Xbox Series X: load times, game performance, and more

    A week with the Xbox Series X: load times, game performance, and more

    21 days ago - By The Verge

    Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge
    An early look at Microsoft's next-gen console
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  • Xbox Series X: Quick Resume Is A Game Changer

    21 days ago - By GameSpot

    The Xbox Series X has been in our possession for a few days now , and I've been able to experience next-gen console gaming first-hand. We're a bit limited in terms of what we're able to talk about right now, especially since we don't have access to Series X-specific games. But I did see how faster load times and Quick Resume impact the experience. And I think Quick Resume can be a real game changer. I've come away impressed with the practical application of Quick Resume-I said as much in my Xbox Series X hands-on preview. What happens is when you're in one game and go back to the dashboard...
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  • Xbox Series X: Load Time Tests And Comparisons

    21 days ago - By GameSpot

    One of the most important next-gen features is much shorter load times. Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are build with state-of-the-art solid-state drives that flex really fast read and write speeds. Since we have the actual Xbox Series X on hand, we got to experience its speed for ourselves-and we put it to the test to see just how much faster it really is compared to the current-gen Xbox One X. Fast load times are also made possible by the Series X/S Velocity architecture , which optimizes I/O speeds and allows for features like Quick Resume, Direct Storage, and sampler...
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  • Xbox Series X Load Time Comparison

    Xbox Series X Load Time Comparison

    21 days ago - By GameSpot

    Here's how the Series X loading times stack up to an Xbox One X. Tested on Red Dead Redemption 2, Control, Outer Worlds, and FFXV.
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