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  1. I've just bought this: It costs £400!! Thing is, I asked my wife and because she knows I've been looking forward to this game and have been a big flight sim fan, she gave me her full support in buying it (more moral than financial!). I hope it's worth it... both the Joystick and FS2020.
  2. Ooof... £110 for Premium Ultra Deluxe version. I remember spending £60-70 for FSX Deluxe back in the day but I guess that was ever so long ago. I do have GamePass but I did promise myself I'd buy this regardless. I guess I need to talk myself into spending that much on a game / simulation. [EDIT] I think I'll play it first on GamePass then if it really blows me away will pay for the Premium version. Makes sense to try before you buy etc. It's not like an introductory price or something.
  3. Some of these shots taken as spectacular. On that last one, it really does make you do a double-take. I know it's the usual "it will be done when it's done", but give us a release date already!
  4. tronied

    Xbox Game Pass

    Well.... now I'm getting a new error. It's now letting me login, but just giving me this: Apparently this is a common issue and fixes involve special access through the firewall being given to the executables. Since we can't access the executables as they're locked behind this insane DRM WindowsApps folder, I guess that's out. I'll leave it a day and if it doesn't fix itself will uninstall it.
  5. tronied

    Xbox Game Pass

    I've got game pass for PC. Do I need a gold sub to play a PC game? [EDIT] Ignore, see below
  6. tronied

    Xbox Game Pass

    Installed Fallout 76, booted it up... goes through the usual "associate account" stuff and... Um... this is the same profile I use for all the other games on GamePass. I'm guessing I can't be alone with this?!
  7. Given the fact Sony keeps harping on about "value" rather than "price", I would guess that it's more than we expect. I'm sure they're keen to avoid the $599 price point though for obvious reasons: PS5: £499 (diskless) / £549 (full) XSX: £499 It sounds like Microsoft have already agreed on an aggressive price they can achieve with Satya's agreement. I don't think they'll go too crazy though hence the £499. I also don't think they want to go first so they can change it accordingly based on what Sony is doing. I think it's likely that both companies will take a loss but look to make that up with services etc.
  8. In addition to the above, these were posted too: I've got used to not being an Alpha invitee... *sobs*
  9. Spotted this over on GAF which is the patent for the PS5 devkit (click to make bigger): What's interesting is 15 and 17. It's got 6 fans as cooling! Now obviously this isn't the design the actual PS5 is going with, but I guess it shows Sony is serious on cooling with that and the massive chunky heatsink.
  10. Yesterday was the first time I decided to actually but something on the Epic Store. Saw Control in the sale and thought why not as £23 was actually quite cheap and I wanted to play it. Went through to the checkout and it knocked another £10 off Maybe it was to celebrate my first purchase or something, but securing the game for only £13 is an absolute steal. As someone else has mentioned, no doubt it will instantly be uploaded to Game Pass, but for the money I paid I can't really say I've lost out on much.
  11. tronied

    Xbox Game Pass

    Why is Xbox Game Pass on PC so utterly useless at downloading anything? Now I know this probably won't affect everyone, it's in beta and, well... first world problems and all that. I've got a 1GB connection and I struggle to download at any decent speed. If I enable Delivery Optimisation (Windows 10) I get 1-2mb/sec. If I disable then I'll get 6-7mb/sec (as in direct from Microsoft). Now, normally this wouldn't be an issue but add the 0x87e00013 issue into the mix with Gears 5 and the only fix seemingly uninstalling / reinstalling the bloody thing, it's driving me up the wall and really tempting me to cancel my subscription. You can see how many people are having these issues if you type in "xbox pass pc slow downloads" into any search engine. Lots more people are also having the "gears 5 0x87e00013" with the only solution being "uninstall / reinstall". ...and yet, go onto Origin (I have Origin Basic Pass) and download a game on there and it gives me 115-120mb/sec where I can download a game in 5 minutes. No issues with updates and it just works. How can a company like Microsoft screw up their app so badly?! The only thing I can hope is that it's something to do with my specific PC and when I get a new gaming PC (in the next 6 or so months) it will fix itself. Other than that, it's a great service but they should have really bug tested it first and fixed the issues before releasing such a shoddy app. [/rant]
  12. I loved Mafia back in day and although I might be looking back through rose-tinted glasses, the graphics were amazing at the time (PC) and it had an excellent story and was dripping with atmosphere. Sure, the race was an absolute pain in the arse but I mostly blamed that on the cheating AI. The ending of Mafia has stayed with me through the years as one of those breakout moments in video games. Games up until that point were ride off into the sunset happy-type things and it was so far out of left field to really leave a lasting impression on me. This will be a day one for me...
  13. Looking at this objectively, this could mean that the PS5 will have the advantage in detail levels using UE5, but XSX could have a performance advantage. I think I read somewhere that the demo in its current state is only possible on PS5 due to the fast SSD streaming those assets in at full detail. I imagine the XSX is no slouch in that field either, but I'm guessing to get it running with the equivalent speed they might need to slightly knock down the asset quality (not in any visible way mind!), but it could benefit using the extra horse power in res and possibly framerate. After all, for those models with 8(?) million triangles, how many of those are having a meaningful visible effect vs say one with 4 million (based on SSD bandwidth differences). All good stuff though and got me more excited for next-gen systems.
  14. @Stevie Unfortunately I am not part of the Alpha... but even if I was, I couldn't share anything that was not pre-approved by Asobo / Microsoft due to the NDA. We just have to make do with what they show us at the moment Saying that, there was a video posted last year which shows 9 cities with some low flying included. Well worth a look if you haven't seen it (skip to 10:19 for some low level UK action):
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