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OK, sweet, so I can transfer Gears 1-3, Blue Dragon, Dragon Age 1 & 2, Witcher 2, Ori 1 (plus any of the older Gold stuff) to the external SSD, but I should keep: MCC, Gears 5, Forza 4, Destiny 2, Halo 5, Ori 2 & Phantasy Star2 on the SerX HD because they are Series X updated?


What about Final Fantasy XIII and Lost Odyssey? Should I keep them on the Ser X HD because f the update files?


Do I lose any performance gains (loadign times, etc) booting them from the external SSD rather than the SerX drive?



Sorry for all the questions, I've always been primary a PS guy and just bought XBox's because, but this gen, I'm trying to put some effort in so I bought a bunch of $hit, lol.
The Master Chief Collection and Ori and the Will of the Wisps can be played with their enhancements from any external drive.

In addition to those, certain other cross-gen enhanced games like Rocket League and Sea of Thieves can too.

Gears 5 and Forza Horizon 4 need the internal drive.

You can check which enhanced games must be stored on the internal drive by clicking start/pause/options on the game tile, then clicking ‘file info’.

If it says ‘gen; Durango’ / ‘console type; XboxOneGen9Aware’ it can be played from any external drive. If it says ‘gen; Scarlett’ / ‘console type; gen9’ it’s internal only.
 

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The Master Chief Collection and Ori and the Will of the Wisps can be played with their enhancements from any external drive.

In addition to those, certain other cross-gen enhanced games like Rocket League and Sea of Thieves can too.

Gears 5 and Forza Horizon 4 need the internal drive.

You can check which enhanced games must be stored on the internal drive by clicking start/pause/options on the game tile, then clicking ‘file info’.

If it says ‘gen; Durango’ / ‘console type; XboxOneGen9Aware’ it can be played from any external drive. If it says ‘gen; Scarlett’ / ‘console type; gen9’ it’s internal only.

Great info, thanks.
 

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The Master Chief Collection and Ori and the Will of the Wisps can be played with their enhancements from any external drive.

In addition to those, certain other cross-gen enhanced games like Rocket League and Sea of Thieves can too.

Gears 5 and Forza Horizon 4 need the internal drive.

You can check which enhanced games must be stored on the internal drive by clicking start/pause/options on the game tile, then clicking ‘file info’.

If it says ‘gen; Durango’ / ‘console type; XboxOneGen9Aware’ it can be played from any external drive. If it says ‘gen; Scarlett’ / ‘console type; gen9’ it’s internal only.
Good info, TY.


Do you know if there are any loading time losses by moving the 360 game onto the external drive?
 
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Good info, TY.


Do you know if there are any loading time losses by moving the 360 game onto the external drive?
They will load slower but they still load a lot quicker than on XB1. XB1 games seem to load faster as well on a external drive than they did on the Xb1 console, so its a win alround compared to last gen machines.
 
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They will load slower but they still load a lot quicker than on XB1. XB1 games seem to load faster as well on a external drive than they did on the Xb1 console, so its a win alround compared to last gen machines.
Nice, I just wanted to clear HD space for Borderlands 3 that I picked up at Target for $10 and Wolfenstein 2, which I picked up at WalMart for $5, lol. Plus I have a copy of Kingdoms of Amular on way as well as Magna Carta 2, which I overpaid for on Amazon
 

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Good info, TY.


Do you know if there are any loading time losses by moving the 360 game onto the external drive?
I’m not sure if you’re using a HDD, I use a SATA SSD and there’s barely any difference in loading compared to the internal. Digital Foundry did a comparison video, the difference is nominal.
 
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What’s the play order through the Halo games? I’ve seen some say to play the way they are listed in the collection, Halo 3 ODST before 3 or play by release date.
You’ll continue to get varied opinions but my vote is to play them in release order. I wouldn’t skip 4 & 5 like many others suggest. I feel the hate for those entries has a lot to do with nostalgia clouded memories sprinkled with a dislike of 343i/MS. I never played any halo campaigns until the MCC collection released and I enjoyed them all.
 
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You’ll continue to get varied opinions but my vote is to play them in release order. I wouldn’t skip 4 & 5 like many others suggest. I feel the hate for those entries has a lot to do with nostalgia clouded memories sprinkled with a dislike of 343i/MS. I never played any halo campaigns until the MCC collection released and I enjoyed them all.
Agree with this, 4&5 get shat on from people who like the original games and don’t like change. However, objectively they are still very good games, rated 87 & 84 respectively on Metacritic.

As someone who plays the MCC all the time, 4&5 online are still brilliant games in my opinion.
 
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For Honor is now XSX optimized, running at 60 fps, super smooth.

My son and i used to play this quite a bit but always got our butts handed to us by opposing groups of enemies... our own team mates never would work together for some reason. Still a really neat and fun game, i will have to check the upgrades out soon.
 

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They will load slower but they still load a lot quicker than on XB1. XB1 games seem to load faster as well on a external drive than they did on the Xb1 console, so its a win alround compared to last gen machines.
SSD is part of the reasons the games load faster on XSX, the rest is the difference the CPU makes helping the game move and uncompress data and help the game engine load it at runtime. They make quite an impact for BC titles.
 
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SSD is part of the reasons the games load faster on XSX, the rest is the difference the CPU makes helping the game move and uncompressed the data and load it in the game itself. They make quite an impact for BC titles.

Yeah, I’ve just compared loading Batman Arkham Knight and Battlefield Bad Company 2 on my PC SATA SSD vs Xbox Series S USB HDD. Both games were noticeably quicker on the Xbox! I was agog at how fast they are.
 
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Yeah, I’ve just compared loading Batman Arkham Knight and Battlefield Bad Company 2 on my PC SATA SSD vs Xbox Series S USB HDD. Both games were noticeably quicker on the Xbox! I was agog at how fast they are.
Try Morrowind or Deadly Premonition from the internal one... mouth watering... :D.
 
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Dudeeeeeeeee, check out the Philhawk!

 

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Try Morrowind or Deadly Premonition from the internal one... mouth watering... :D.

Also FO3. Loading is almost nonexistent and it makes playing so much better.

The only time I ever had a CTD on my Series X was in FO3, but it was only one and after about 150 hrs playtime instead of dozens of crashes on the 360. Old games on new consoles is drastically improved and much more enjoyable.
 

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Also FO3. Loading is almost nonexistent and it makes playing so much better.

The only time I ever had a CTD on my Series X was in FO3, but it was only one and after about 150 hrs playtime instead of dozens of crashes on the 360. Old games on new consoles is drastically improved and much more enjoyable.

When I built my first PC in 2016 I did so mostly for games like Fallout so I could get into modding. The time saved not waiting a full minute for a new area to load when you fast travel is worth the cost of the SSD.

I think old games minus their long load times is easily the best thing that came from faster storage.
 
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Looks like you scoundrels got your stimulus checks. XBOX Elite 2 controller is on backorder.
Yeah and we had another baby earlier this year but looks like we have to wait until this next year's tax return to get stimulus for her because she wasn't on our last years return (just in case anyone is in same boat as me and didn't know)

That being said my stimulus bought 0 games related items, literally went 100% towards general bills. This year was rough but at the same time was very good in helping us get our debt paid down.
 
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Yeah and we had another baby earlier this year but looks like we have to wait until this next year's tax return to get stimulus for her because she wasn't on our last years return (just in case anyone is in same boat as me and didn't know)

That being said my stimulus bought 0 games related items, literally went 100% towards general bills. This year was rough but at the same time was very good in helping us get our debt paid down.

Congrats on the baby 🍼!
 

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STALKER for all I care could run at 360p, it's amazing get for Xbox. (hopefully it's coming to PS5 also, these studios deserve all the sale thy can get). Really happy that Xbox supports Slavic region this much. Lets say CDPR, 4A Studios (Metro), Bohemia Interactive (Vigor) now GSC Game World and yes Kingdom Come really took off after being on GamePass. So this is something Xbox does not get enough credit for.
 

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Should finally be getting the Series X on Monday and will be playing Gears 5: Hivebusters as I have read and seen nothing but great things about it so im looking forward to playing it. Anyone else played it?
 

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Should finally be getting the Series X on Monday and will be playing Gears 5: Hivebusters as I have read and seen nothing but great things about it so im looking forward to playing it. Anyone else played it?

Yeah, it is pretty great. As I said it before, it feels like a really fun B-movie version of Gears. It’s short and full of action. Also, looks amazing.
 

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Should finally be getting the Series X on Monday and will be playing Gears 5: Hivebusters as I have read and seen nothing but great things about it so im looking forward to playing it. Anyone else played it?
It feels like a prequel to the escape game mode. It really should have been there at release to introduce you to the characters and story you play through in that mode.
 
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Yeah, it is pretty great. As I said it before, it feels like a really fun B-movie version of Gears. It’s short and full of action. Also, looks amazing.

Nice. Really hoping that Gears 6 goes back to the more linear action packed setup as opposed to the open areas of Gears 5.

It feels like a prequel to the escape game mode. It really should have been there at release to introduce you to the characters and story you play through in that mode.

I don't play online whatsoever so I can't comment on the escape mode but I do know the characters are from that mode. I don't mind being introduced to new characters in Hivebusters.
 
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Most people couldn’t tell if it’s there or not, so they have to make sure to emphasize it as a feature. 😉

It is because approximations are well-enough (SSR and such). It is hard to notice raytracing when you are not looking for it. Raytracing will become revolutionary when it is used in gameplay such as looking in a mirror to detect an object that is not in the direct view of the scene (for example, detecting an enemy through a mirror in a spying game).
 
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Uuuh I hate to kill any expectations, but here's the whole thing:

Natsume is a japanese company that opened a US office in the late 80s/early 1990s, by around 1995 the US branch was divorced and became Natsume Inc., in 97 they published the first Harvest Moon, a game that wasn't developed by them, but rather by Victor Interactive. By 2003, Victor was acquired by Marvelous and renamed as Marvelous Interactive, but still continued to license to Natsume Inc. the publishing rights for the rest of the world until 2012, when Marvelous decided to use XSEED which they owned a year before due to its merger with the former owner AQ Interactive (Marvelous is a merger of AQ, Marvelous Entertaiment and Liveware).

But how they still keep using the name? Well, because the game's original name is not Harvest Moon, but rather Bokujo Monogatari, and with XSEED they brought a translated name: Story of Seasons. All the Harvest Moon games you now see are done by other studios and all of them were critically panned by players.

And now a little funny thing, Natsume Japan still exists to this day and they were renamed to... Natsume Atari (which doesn't have any relations to the Atari as we know).
 
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I feel all weird about it but I actually think Immortals: Fenyx game is like ... quite good actually ... was not expecting this. I'm playing it on the XSeX and it's been a blast so far.

Bo is raving about it. We don't agree on consoles, but tend to like the same games. Karak Karak who I respect and usually agree with gave it the hidden gem award and now you're here telling us it's really good. Think I'm going to need to play this once I get caught up on my must-play games.

 

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Do we have a thread about how Retroarch runs on the Series X, or any feedback people can share?
 

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His linkedin says "Responsible for product, strategy, and roadmap planning for all Xbox hardware - including console, accessories, hardware-related experiences, and more"


I was hoping he was the new guy in charge of adding games to the bc list. At least thats the first thing that came to mind when seeing the tweet lol.
 
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Going from Reach to Halo 1 is rough.

Speaking of Reach, was it explained in game why Chief was in cryo sleep?