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So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« on: March 05, 2016, 02:20:24 AM »
So in the other Xbox thread I mentioned that Gamestop was closing all its stores in Puerto Rico. In the ensuing firesale the one thing the stores had trouble getting rid of were Xbox One/360 hardware/software. I managed to snag a refurbished Xbox One for less than $150.

Now, this is strictly going to be a third console. It's mostly going to play Rare Replay, Cuphead and Sunset Overdrive. But in the off-chance I want to play more exclusive first party games (the PS4 will the multiplatform system), what do I get? I'm not really interested in Halo, I don't think I want to tackle Ori and the Blind Forest and I'm not even sure I want Forza now that I have Project CARS. I don't think I even want to pay for Xbox Live Gold unless someone can sell me on Games with Gold. Is there anything beside Scalebound to look forward to? Any console-exclusive indies I should look forward to?
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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 02:32:05 AM »
If you didn't have a 360, make sure to check out what's available for backward compatibility. You can't buy it straight on the Xbox One, but you can buy it through the web store and then download it. Apart from that, given what you mentioned, I'm not sure I have a great answer to your question, since even though I play mine a ton, it's usually stuff that can be had elsewhere or stuff you already addressed. The indie scene on the system isn't that good at the moment, nothing even remotely close to the heyday or Xbox Live Arcade on 360.
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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016, 10:35:02 AM »
There's an update coming to fix that 360 game visibility issue, too.

Before reading the thread, my answer was going to be "Play Cobra Triangle until you wish Flanders was dead" and Sunset Overdrive, but you've got that covered. I know they have Below as a console exclusive for a bit, but the only thing I know about that game is that it's been in development for-freaking-ever.
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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 12:51:07 PM »
I am also thinking about maybe getting an Xbox one. Partly for the Rare Replay, partly for the ultimate Halo HD experience or whatever it was called, and just because I have never owned any Xbox previously and this one just seems to be more interesting to me than the last two for some reason.
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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 06:26:37 PM »
The Master Chief collection is a must-have (**** halo 5)
and Halo Reach (beautiful game and would be in my top ten fav games)
Does the Xbox even have any exclusive games other then Halo?
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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 09:08:55 PM »
If you don't have a current PC, you might find some games that are Xbox One/PC exclusive currently, like Rise of the Tomb Raider or Gears of War).

Other than that, Dead Rising 3?  Quantum Break?  I know it's lampooned, but I've heard Ryse: Son of Rome isn't bad if you get it cheap from a friend of Mine.

For me, my xbox one has been a Just Cause 2 machine, mostly because I bought just cause 3 and it came with a copy of Just Cause 2 for free. 

Otherwise, if you wont be getting 3rd party multiplat games for it and Halo is a "no", you might find it's a Rare Replay machine for you, personally.
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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2016, 06:30:25 PM »
Other than that, Dead Rising 3?  Quantum Break?  I know it's lampooned, but I've heard Ryse: Son of Rome isn't bad if you get it cheap from a friend of Mine.
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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2016, 04:24:13 PM »
Other than that, Dead Rising 3?  Quantum Break?  I know it's lampooned, but I've heard Ryse: Son of Rome isn't bad if you get it cheap from a friend of Mine.
Who's your friend that can get it cheap?


I know I wrote that poorly.  A friend of mine got it for $10 or less.  He liked it, but suggested to only play it if you could also find a deal of similar value.
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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2016, 08:51:12 AM »
Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I got Rare Replay so that should keep me occupied for a while. I also bought Oxenfree, though I found out I get taxed for digital purchases which doesn't happen with my PSN/Steam/eShop purchases. So I guess I'll only buy Xbox exclusive digital games.


I'll check out the backwards compatibility later on but the current list of games doesn't do much for me.
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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2016, 10:55:34 AM »
If you like Metroid-style games, they just released a remastered version of Shadow Complex on Xbox One.
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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2016, 03:39:46 PM »
You bash it with a baseball bat.

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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2016, 06:00:45 PM »
If you like Metroid-style games, they just released a remastered version of Shadow Complex on Xbox One.


I'm intrigued, but seeing as I'll get taxed if I buy it on Xbox, I'll wait for the PSN release.
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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2016, 08:57:10 PM »
After you tie your murder victims to it, throw the Xbox One in the river and you are home free. That thing will keep the evidence hidden for decades.

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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2016, 10:29:39 PM »
Halo Wars is now backwards compatible. I've been a bit addicted to it again.

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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2016, 10:51:35 PM »
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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2016, 11:10:29 PM »
It's an all-right game, oohboy.
not as good as the original trilogy but good.
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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2016, 05:32:01 AM »
I'd like an Xbox One if only for Rare Replay.
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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2016, 11:45:44 PM »
Hello im Cai from Denmark and I love playing Xbox during my free time.

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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2020, 07:29:04 PM »
It looks like I'm now asking myself this very question! My older brother bought an Xbox One X so he gave me his original model Xbone. It's seen better days but is still functional. I also received these seven discs:

Blood Bowl
Fallout 4
Halo 5 Guardians
Madden 17 Deluxe Edition
Resident Evil Origins Collection
State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition
Trackmania Turbo

However I think I answered the question pretty quickly: Get free Game Pass Ultimate from Microsoft Rewards! Now I probably don't even need to buy anything for this machine.

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Re: So what do you do with an Xbox One?
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2020, 07:39:37 PM »
It looks like I'm now asking myself this very question! My older brother bought an Xbox One X so he gave me his original model Xbone. It's seen better days but is still functional. I also received these seven discs:

Blood Bowl
Fallout 4
Halo 5 Guardians
Madden 17 Deluxe Edition
Resident Evil Origins Collection
State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition
Trackmania Turbo

However I think I answered the question pretty quickly: Get free Game Pass Ultimate from Microsoft Rewards! Now I probably don't even need to buy anything for this machine.
You bash it with a baseball bat.
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I plan to pick up a One X once they get cheap enough as a 4K blu-ray player and a way to play a small handful of games, mostly through Backwards compatibility. The main reason I want the One X over the One S is to have better 4K support and it will probably handle cross gen games better than the S.
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