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Xbox One X - The Full Review
KostaAndreadis
Melbourne, Victoria
3074 posts
The ‘World’s Most Powerful Console’. A clear marketing line if we’ve ever heard one. But, it’s also the best way to describe the Xbox One X. And if we’re being totally honest - whilst also showing our age - we haven’t been this impressed with a console in terms of raw high-end game performance since the days of the Neo Geo.

But whereas that beast from the 1990s was the opposite of affordable, the Xbox One X offers the equivalent output of a high-end gaming PC at a fraction of the cost.


Click Here to Read Our Full Xbox One X Review
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Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
23955 posts
I bought one cos I'm a sucker for new gadgets, traded in my old xbox though so that made it a bit easier to justify. I really like it though, games look great but everything loads faster and just feels like a better experience all round. Its a heavy sucker too, I guess cos the power brick is inside the console now, but I was quite suprised at the weight of it. Previously PS4 was my platform of choice for 3rd party multi-platform stuff, but its swung back to XBox now
11:56am 27/11/17 Permalink
KostaAndreadis
Melbourne, Victoria
3078 posts
Yeah, the weight took me by surprise too... also just how much better games look... got a 4K screen khel?
02:31pm 27/11/17 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
40896 posts
could i paly uncharted on this machine?
02:40pm 27/11/17 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
23956 posts
Yeah I do, only tried AC: Origins on it so far but I've got Gears 4 as well. AC: Origins looks amazing though, especially with the extra highlights and stuff HDR brings, makes something like the sun rising up over the top of a pyramid just look stunning and the view distance is super impressive too
02:42pm 27/11/17 Permalink
KostaAndreadis
Melbourne, Victoria
3080 posts
lol... stop trollin' spook :P

yeah man AC:O is a showcase for HDR and an amzing open world... even stuff like the flames at dusk... I spend half my time just walking around and taking it all in...

def check out Gears 4... once you get past the first few hours the environments and effect are next level
03:01pm 27/11/17 Permalink
notgreazy
Other International
875 posts
Crazy to think a 1 terrabyte hdd is not enough. How big are games these days?!

If a game is ~40gig on the drive, that's 25 games.... how many games are you playing at once!
04:23pm 27/11/17 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
23957 posts
only about 700gig is available, the xbox puts aside about 300gig for system stuff, and Gears of War 4 is 100gig with the 4k patch so if thats average then it'll fill up pretty quick. The 4k version of Quantum Break is like 180gig, which admitedly is insane but still, a few of those and you're out of hard drive space
04:42pm 27/11/17 Permalink
notgreazy
Other International
876 posts
Right, that makes much more sense, thanks.

That brings up a whole slew of other problems, like a decent internet connection. Wow, imagine having to DL 100gig to play a game.
05:11pm 27/11/17 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16832 posts
That brings up a whole slew of other problems, like a decent internet connection. Wow, imagine having to DL 100gig to play a game.

NBN ain't bad for this, but I wish there was a 1Gbit upgrade pathway (for those of us on NBN-lite) because its going to get slow fast the way things are going.
05:23pm 27/11/17 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
7739 posts
I kinda want one of these.
I don't even think I'd use it but I still want one.
05:53pm 27/11/17 Permalink
Steve Farrelly
AusGamers Editor
Sydney, New South Wales
7567 posts
You wouldn't regret it reload. The backwards and forwards compatibility of the Xbox library means there's thousands of games to play, but with the super sampling it does, it means even older games look incredible, regardless if you're on a 1080p TV or using 4K
11:53am 28/11/17 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16836 posts
Yeh d3 (lets be fair, my xbox is basically a d3 machine, dont hate me) looks and runs heaps better on the X even with just 1080p rez.
12:54pm 28/11/17 Permalink
funky
Canada
1912 posts
I had a PS4 in Canada but sold it when I moved back. This makes me want to swap systems back to Xbox. What is the timeline on the 'next gen' is it getting quicker between generations now? I'd spend the money for one of these if it is going to last a while.
02:40pm 28/11/17 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16838 posts
I had a PS4 in Canada but sold it when I moved back. This makes me want to swap systems back to Xbox. What is the timeline on the 'next gen' is it getting quicker between generations now? I'd spend the money for one of these if it is going to last a while.

A couple of years until the 9th gen I think. No formal announcements of hardware from anyone yet.
03:02pm 28/11/17 Permalink
funky
Canada
1914 posts
couple of years is definitely doable.

thanks!
03:21pm 28/11/17 Permalink
KostaAndreadis
Melbourne, Victoria
3087 posts
Yo hoggy... I see playing the ol' deebs... next time we should team up if you've got a season toon going... oh and it runs in native 4k too which is nice...
03:29pm 28/11/17 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16839 posts
We totally should, I'm reviewing a headset at the moment that works well on the X! Bugman still play?

My seasonal crusader dude is up to about Torment VII, last time I looked at leaderboards you're a bit ahead of that, happy to tag along and soak up some xp and loots!
03:35pm 28/11/17 Permalink
KostaAndreadis
Melbourne, Victoria
3089 posts
Sweet! Yeh got my demon hunter to Torment XIII steam roll levels... it's crazy... def should rift and bounty it up later... bugman is a traitor :P hehe he's totally hooked n destiny 2 atm like a scrub
04:11pm 28/11/17 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
4303 posts
is there an option that lets you play a 4k game at 1080P?? For more fps and fluid gfx ofcourse!
12:31am 29/11/17 Permalink
KostaAndreadis
Melbourne, Victoria
3090 posts
Depends on the game.. so yes. Gears of War 4 also has a performance mode for 60fps... same with Rise of the Tomb Raider
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