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Old 19-02-2020, 10:32   #13381
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NBA 2K20 was free to play on the weekend
Thanks lentini, that makes sense.

So is there a web page that lists games that are on free to play at any given time ?
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Old 20-02-2020, 13:13   #13382
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So is there a web page that lists games that are on free to play at any given time ?
Nothing as simple as that I'm aware of but this link should show the most recent Free Play Days as they're officially announced:

https://majornelson.com/?s=free+play...post_type=post

Free Play Days events typically run Friday through to Monday and are announced by Microsoft through Major Nelson and Xbox Wire on the Fridays they start. They have an advert on the Xbox One dash as well.

Fan sites will usually put the info up a day early.

e.g. this weekend --> https://www.trueachievements.com/n40...lay-days-games
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Old 22-02-2020, 09:59   #13383
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A quick question about storage ...

My Xbox has a an external USB drive attached which only have about 3GB of space free yet the internal drive has over 150GB of space on it.

Stupid question but ... if the external is never taken anywhere (say to a friend's XBox if you can even do that ??), is it safe enough to transfer a load of games from the external to the internal drive ? Also, is there a limit (other than the the number of USB ports available) to how many external drives you can attach to an XBox One ?
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Old 22-02-2020, 10:06   #13384
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Yes, in settings there’s an option to transfer stuff from one drive to another.


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Old 22-02-2020, 11:36   #13385
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I’ve got two external drives attached to mine, no issues. Not sure if there’s a limit.

I had one drive fail on me a while back, so technically removing it, just redownloaded all the games again, so even if you did take the external to a friends house, it should still all work.

I think there are options to move or copy games from one drive to another (any combination of internal or external) so you could theoretically have a game on the external and internal if you wanted and take the external to a friends and play it there. I imagine you’d have to sign in on your account on their machine though.


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Old 22-02-2020, 13:12   #13386
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I’ve got two external drives attached to mine, no issues. Not sure if there’s a limit.

I had one drive fail on me a while back, so technically removing it, just redownloaded all the games again, so even if you did take the external to a friends house, it should still all work.

I think there are options to move or copy games from one drive to another (any combination of internal or external) so you could theoretically have a game on the external and internal if you wanted and take the external to a friends and play it there. I imagine you’d have to sign in on your account on their machine though.


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And your two external drives show up as two separate drives ? Rather than 1 combined drive ?
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Old 22-02-2020, 13:44   #13387
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And your two external drives show up as two separate drives ? Rather than 1 combined drive ?


Yep, they show up as internal, external 1 and external 2, pretty sure you could rename them if you wanted.

You can also set whichever one you want as the default for all installs and downloads, which of course once downloaded you can move to wherever you want.

In the my games an apps bit it shows you total storage, but if you go to storage in settings it’ll show you the space on each individual drive, so you can mover stuff about to free up space wherever you need it.


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Old 25-02-2020, 17:18   #13388
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decent GwG for march

https://www.trueachievements.com/n40...ith-gold-march

was going to post is MS killing GwG from the same site they posted at the weekend. I think its still possibility for next gen
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Digital foundry’s hands on with the Series X and the official specs

https://youtu.be/qcY4nRHapmE


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Old 16-03-2020, 12:47   #13390
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Will the graphics be like the real world?
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Old 16-03-2020, 12:48   #13391
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Will the graphics be like the real world?

Till the next next gen, then they will be
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Old 16-03-2020, 12:52   #13392
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The design of those internals though....
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Do we think maybe they where looking at doing a “Sega” and announcing this is available “now” at e3 prior to world events ?

Maybe it is launch ready ?
I imagine now there is very little chance be out much before November
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Will either console be ready, “Holiday 2020” I doubt it but by then no one will be surprised.

KONAMI have already announced the PC Engine Classic will be late but I wasn’t surprised by that either, I’ll just have to wait like everyone else.

If we aren’t all the walking dead by then...
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Someone please help me, I'm losing my will to live

I was streaming between my Xbox and PC absolutely fine the past couple of days, but today I come to try it and while the Xbox shows in the list is says it's unable to connect to my console.

They're both wired to the same network so I know it's not that anything has changed or WiFi issues...

Is something broken on MS side?
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Old 21-03-2020, 17:31   #13396
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Someone please help me, I'm losing my will to live

I was streaming between my Xbox and PC absolutely fine the past couple of days, but today I come to try it and while the Xbox shows in the list is says it's unable to connect to my console.

They're both wired to the same network so I know it's not that anything has changed or WiFi issues...

Is something broken on MS side?
Anyone got any ideas??

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Question from a wally who left stuff at work before the lockdown ..

Should you be able to use an XBox One headset (with mic) that has a 3.5mm jack on a Windows PC ?

The PC's soundcard has 3 3.5mm sockets but I either get nothing at all, sound only or mic not working ( even when in the mic socket ). The headset has 3 'bars' on the actual jack part which Google suggests is needed for the mic/earphones to work at the same time.

Anyone got any ideas ? A missing driver maybe ?

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Old 24-03-2020, 13:53   #13398
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You need a splitter cable/adapter to separate out the audio (headphone jack) and voice (mic jack).

As an alternative if you plug the headset into an Xbox One controller, and plug that into your PC via USB it should work.
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You need a splitter cable/adapter to separate out the audio (headphone jack) and voice (mic jack)..
So a splitter that takes one 3.55mm input and splits out 2 3.55mm outputs ?

Sadly, my XBox controllers are all wireless
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So a splitter that takes one 3.55mm input and splits out 2 3.55mm outputs ?
Edit: Actually I think that first link was the wrong kind.

This lead maybe is what they're referring to in the below article.

https://www.howtogeek.com/369296/how...-a-desktop-pc/

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Sadly, my XBox controllers are all wireless
All Xbox One controllers have a micro usb socket on the back. They allow you to use the controller wired on a PC. They're also used for charging the plug n charge kit batteries.

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