Another cost-saving measure for the Series S is the console going all digital. No disc drive is included in the cheaper system, while the Series X will include a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive. Although backwards compatibility will be the same between the two, users with disc collections of previous generation Xbox games would be forced to buy the games digitally to play on the Series S instead of just popping in the physical copy they already own. … [Read more...] about Xbox Series S vs Series X spec-by-spec comparison
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A theme park simulator set in the Jurassic World reboot, with all the dinosaur breeding, maintenance and damage control you could hope for. It's not the deepest example of the business sim, but the variety of dinosaur species – and the thrill of watching them escape and wreak havoc – makes this a notable inclusion in this month's list. … [Read more...] about Xbox Games with Gold July 2020: these are the free Xbox One games this month
You'll be able to preorder both consoles starting Sept. 22. The consoles will launch without Halo Infinite, a major exclusive from 343 Industries that was recently delayed to 2021. But on Wednesday, Ubisoft revealed that Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be released one week early to coincide with the Series X and Series S launches. Other launch games include Gears Tactics, Dirt 5 and Watch Dogs Legion. You'll also be able to play thousands of games from the original Xbox, the Xbox 360 and the current Xbox One generations. … [Read more...] about Xbox Series X launches Nov. 10 for $499
Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S verdictMicrosoft may be onto something here. By offering two consoles that target different audiences, consumers ultimately have more choice and more ways to enter into the Xbox ecosystem. If only the best will do, pick up an Xbox Series X, but be prepared to pay a premium. Want to enter the next generation without breaking the bank? The Xbox Series S seems like it will be a fantastic entry point, and one with a seriously tempting price. … [Read more...] about Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S: which Xbox will be right for you?
Upgrade the hard drive to SSD Every mechanical hard drive has a MTBF rating, for "mean time between failures." And for these old-school drives, the first failure is also the last. If a hard drive has a spinning platter, like the ones found in the Xbox One or PS4, it's eventually going to die. Also, it's kinda slow compared to newer solid state drives. (I know, I know: A circa-2013 5,400 rpm drive can't compete with a modern SSD. Shocking!) Newer models, even the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, still ship with HDD drives, but the PS5 and Xbox Series X are finally going full SSD. … [Read more...] about How to extend the life of your PS4 or Xbox One