‘Psychonauts 2’ Shows Off The Power Of The Xbox Series X Over

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Forbes 19 July, 2021 - 03:11pm 9 views

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A bunch of game journalists and influencers recently got to spend time previewing Psychonauts 2, and the game sounds pretty great. It sounds a lot like the first Psychonauts game, which is exactly what most fans are hoping for from Double Fine.

For Xbox gamers in particular, Psychonauts 2 will be a great August treat. There are two reasons for this, though it depends on your Xbox setup.

First off, this is one of 2021’s new releases that’s headed to Xbox Game Pass at launch. There are quite a few, actually. And while Psychonauts 2 isn’t an Xbox exclusive, being able to play it as part of your Game Pass subscription is a nice perk.

Xbox Series X players also get a nice advantage over other platforms. Well Played’s preview of the game includes its performance specs on different platforms and the Xbox Series X comes out on top:

As you can see, the only way to play this game at 120 fps is on either Xbox Series X or S. The only way to play it at 4k resolution is on the Xbox Series X. PS5 can do 1440p at 6o frames-per-second but can’t hit the 4k mark. At 1440p, the Xbox Series X can play at 120 frames-per-second.

This may not make much difference to you or your enjoyment of the game. It may be an imperceptible difference for a title like this. Then again, maybe the difference will be dramatic. At least Xbox Series X|S players will be able to decide whether to prioritize frames or resolution.

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Rumour: Xbox Has Something To Reveal About Cloud Gaming This Week

Pure Xbox 20 July, 2021 - 05:01am

It looks like Microsoft has something new to reveal about Xbox Cloud Gaming this week, as Twitter account Aggiornamenti Lumia (which regularly scans the Microsoft Store for upcoming info) has teased a few details.

Taking to Twitter, they posted the official image you see below, which highlights something to do with the cloud and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Then, they issued the following details about what it could be related to:

Speculation has suggested this could be "a reference to using Xbox Cloud Gaming to stream while the game downloads in the background", although Aggiornamenti Lumia hasn't commented on any speculation so far.

According to them though, we'll find out in "just a few days", so it looks like we won't be waiting too long.

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Would help with some of those Microsoft rewards

Personally I just want streaming direct to the Xbox. That would at least help determine if a game is worth downloading. I'd also be more likely to commit effort to some of the specific game quests that way.

Maybe they’re going to reduce the input lag

You'll be able to play a game by streaming straight off the bat while the game downloads in the background with no need to wait for an install to start playing.

@The_New_Butler This seems the most likely, though I assume there may also be a push for all S/X exclusives to have cloud options on the XBO

@XBontendo That's already confirmed I believe although don't quote me on it.

I was just linking the cloud with the picture above, seems like the obvious answer unless there is yet more technical wizardry at hand!

Man, if only my internet connection is good enough to play Cloud Gaming, I'm definitely gonna try it because the price of PS5 & XBOX Series X is crazy here in Indonesia, even in a legit online market, the price is around 1000 USD here. I could upgrade my PC's GPU, but those RTX3060 is also around 1000 USD right now, my wallet is crying.

But the Xbox makes my downloads slow to a crawl while I'm playing something offline... how are they gonna stream AND d/l?

I guess technically the stream wouldn't be writing to the SSD, but still...

@SirCroconut Something else too is to make sure your router is configured appropriately for Xbox streaming. xCloud goes through the same ports as an Xbox does. So getting those ports opened will really improve the stream connection.

Could also be about finally getting the PC streaming client up and running. It's been in beta forever, and at times works worse than just using the client in Edge (or Chrome) though.

They still don't have the direct console streaming client working on PC for Series consoles yet (it exists in beta and can be sideloaded.)

I like the idea of this but surely you need very good internet speeds for this to work?

Always exciting to hear rumors of the X.

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Snag The Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller For $20 Off Right Now

GameSpot 20 July, 2021 - 05:01am

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GameStop's latest promotion lets you get Microsoft's excellent Elite Black Series 2 controller at a nice discount.

$159 (was $180); discount in checkout

The Elite Series 2 is our pick for the best controller for Xbox Series X and Xbox One. It's an excellent gamepad for PC as well. The controller has textured handles and trigger grips in addition to a bevy of customization features. New trigger stops automatically adjust pull sensitivity, and you can even adjust stick tension. Up to four back paddles can be connected to the controller to add customizable inputs that can help you get an edge in competitive games. You can save four different controller profiles and switch between them on the fly.

The Series 2 comes with an internal battery that charges via USB-C and lasts for up to 40 hours on a full charge. As a Bluetooth controller, you can easily sync it up with your consoles, PC, and even mobile devices.

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