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melbournemartin

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 22, 2003
23,406
5,444
Genève
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Funny thing... I have the Xbox and PS5 both plugged in to the TV. I was using the Xbox to play music but had it paused during some meetings and after a while it shut off due to power saving.

The PS5, which was turned off, BOOTED ON AUTOMATICALLY as soon as the Xbox turned off. It was almost like it was jealous... "hey b*tch, you were playing with that other guy, well how about some fun with me now?"

... I then proceeded to a game of NHL 21 in the middle of the work day.
 

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Mar 29, 2010
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Funny thing... I have the Xbox and PS5 both plugged in to the TV. I was using the Xbox to play music but had it paused during some meetings and after a while it shut off due to power saving.

The PS5, which was turned off, BOOTED ON AUTOMATICALLY as soon as the Xbox turned off. It was almost like it was jealous... "hey b*tch, you were playing with that other guy, well how about some fun with me now?"

... I then proceeded to a game of NHL 21 in the middle of the work day.
Mine does the same thing. I think because the TV automatically switches to the previously used source after the Xbox source goes away. That then sends the signal to my PS to turn on. Drives me nuts.
 

melbournemartin

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 22, 2003
23,406
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Will try... I want it when I turn on either device it turns on the TV, but I don't want this. I don't find it that annoying though, more funny than anything (at elast for now).
 
Mar 29, 2010
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Anyway to turn off the auto throttling of downloads whilst in a game? My internet is more than capable of playing online and downloading a game at the same time without issue yet the Xbox automatically slows the download to almost zero, even whilst playing offline games.
 

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TheBrownDog
Suspended
Sep 2, 2008
54,839
31,809
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My brother manged to snag a Series X from JB yesterday

Two JBs have stock Craigeburn and Northland if any one is still after one. just give them a call before hand to see if they are still in stock.
 

GeelongFTW

Norm Smith Medallist
May 3, 2013
8,678
7,740
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Geelong
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Anyway to turn off the auto throttling of downloads whilst in a game? My internet is more than capable of playing online and downloading a game at the same time without issue yet the Xbox automatically slows the download to almost zero, even whilst playing offline games.
There's something going on about this in the Xbox insider program so watch this space on that.
 

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Ambrose Burnside

Premiership Player
Dec 8, 2006
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6,616
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Ordered on Tuesday and it arrived today.

Australia Post's idea of a "safe location" was at my front door with the doormat sitting on top of the box :mad: Luckily my parents don't live too far away, so my Mum picked it up for me and took it to their place for safe keeping. I probably should have had it delivered there to begin with, but I didn't think of it when I was madly trying to order it on my phone while on the bus.

Today is going to draaaaaaaaaag.
 

HirdyLannister

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 26, 2013
7,270
8,893
Cersei's bed
AFL Club
Essendon
Ordered on Tuesday and it arrived today.

Australia Post's idea of a "safe location" was at my front door with the doormat sitting on top of the box :mad: Luckily my parents don't live too far away, so my Mum picked it up for me and took it to their place for safe keeping. I probably should have had it delivered there to begin with, but I didn't think of it when I was madly trying to order it on my phone while on the bus.

Today is going to draaaaaaaaaag.
You look sick, I think you should have a covid test and go home.
 

Ambrose Burnside

Premiership Player
Dec 8, 2006
3,906
6,616
WA
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West Coast
OK, so I haven't actually played a game yet, but so far the experience has been smooth as silk.

Hooked it all up with my external HDD plugged in, no issues with detecting my games or any sort of DRM bullshittery. It told me which games were optimised for Series X, and I transferred them across to the fancy new Series X SSD. It downloaded a few patches which I am assuming are Smart Delivery related for fancy Series X effects. It also told me which games were optimised for One X, which I never owned, so I guess I'll see improvements in those games too.

This morning I turned on my One S (which still has games installed on it's HDD), the Series X detected it on the network, and before I left for work I started copying them across to the Series X.

Not sure what I will play first, but leaning towards Valhalla.
 

Ambrose Burnside

Premiership Player
Dec 8, 2006
3,906
6,616
WA
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West Coast
I know there are Series X optimised games, and even One X optimised games, but what about the rest, do they play (even marginally) better on the Series X too?

I'm thinking AFL Evolution 2 in particular, because I just got a shiny new console and I want to play a crappy last gen game on it because footy. A solid frame rate would be nice.
 

GeelongFTW

Norm Smith Medallist
May 3, 2013
8,678
7,740
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Geelong
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I know there are Series X optimised games, and even One X optimised games, but what about the rest, do they play (even marginally) better on the Series X too?

I'm thinking AFL Evolution 2 in particular, because I just got a shiny new console and I want to play a crappy last gen game on it because footy. A solid frame rate would be nice.
You get "brute force improvements" with every game. Consider a 1080p, 60 fps title. If it had locked frame rate but dynamic resolution you'll still be at 1080p more often. If it had variable frame rate you'll be hitting 60fps more steadily even during more graphically intensive sections.

And loading time improvements across the board.
 

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