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tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
AnotherGuy Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Mar 18th 2017 at 9:55:13 PM

So, I never posted here before, but is it okay to ask a technical question? I just got an X Box One, but the HDMI cable doesn't seem to work with the tv. Any advice on this?

If this isn't appropriate to ask here then nevermind.

edited 18th Mar '17 9:56:25 PM by Neveratall

strawberryflavored Espeon GX from Virginia Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
Mar 18th 2017 at 10:47:42 PM

Do you have it plugged into the wrong port? It needs to be in the HDMI Out port, you may have put it in the HDMI In port.

"We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment." - Pod 153
Mar 19th 2017 at 1:06:50 AM

With no means to attack or mock or anything - is there any Xbox One games to be released in the future that people in this thread are really looking forward to?

Mar 19th 2017 at 11:31:23 AM

"Do you have it plugged into the wrong port? It needs to be in the HDMI Out port, you may have put it in the HDMI In port. "

Its in the port that says "HDMI out to tv". The tv I have is a Samsung. Its not a large tv and only has two HDMI ports. One is marked "stb", another is marked "dvi". Should it work with this setup? Is there an adapter that can be used?

strawberryflavored Espeon GX from Virginia Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
Mar 19th 2017 at 1:52:31 PM

I'm not 100% sure, but I think it should go in the DVI HDMI port. If that doesn't work, try the other one.

[up][up]I don't think there is. Might need to wait until E3 to hear about anything for later this year since I can't think of any notable games coming out on the console later this year. Most of them were announced last year and slated for around this time.

edited 19th Mar '17 1:54:28 PM by strawberryflavored

"We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment." - Pod 153
Mar 19th 2017 at 4:49:35 PM

[up] I tried using it in the DVI port. It said there is no source in that port. I also tried using the cable in the STB port. It said there is no signal and didn't display any picture except that message. It seems like this tv is not compatible with Xbox one.

That's it, unless there is an adapter cable I can use to get it to work.

edited 19th Mar '17 5:11:14 PM by Neveratall

tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Apr 4th 2017 at 9:01:44 AM So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Apr 17th 2018 at 12:13:05 PM

I just bought myself an Xbox One X to replace my Xbox One.

I'm hoping for much better loading times for Ghost Recon: W Ildlands.

They don't seem as bad but I wonder if I'm projecting.

They're still pretty long.

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AnotherGuy Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Apr 17th 2018 at 12:27:35 PM

Do you have a 4K TV for the 4K update to it?

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Feb 5th 2019 at 8:15:19 PM

Necro time.

Microsoft Studios is officially changing its name to Xbox Game Studios.

Anyone have any ideas what the renaming is all about?

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Yinyang107 from the True North Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Feb 5th 2019 at 10:08:14 PM

Apparently they're also bringing Xbox Live to the Nintendo Switch somehow; might be related.

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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Feb 6th 2019 at 7:26:22 AM

Microsoft had a Super Bowl commercial regarding their Adaptive Controller:

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Feb 6th 2019 at 8:31:01 AM

The adaptive tech is actually a really good idea. Give people who couldn’t normally play games access to them.

Making Xbox less a console and more a service? Is that the goal of the Live expansion, to make Xbox Live more like Steam? Given that the Steam Box is set to debut the same time as Dead Space 4 (namely never) that would be an interesting way to expand their business.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Feb 6th 2019 at 9:15:02 AM

The adaptive tech is actually a really good idea. Give people who couldn’t normally play games access to them.

Makes me wonder if (or when) Nintendo and Sony will Follow the Leader on this.

Making Xbox less a console and more a service? Is that the goal of the Live expansion, to make Xbox Live more like Steam? Given that the Steam Box is set to debut the same time as Dead Space 4 (namely never) that would be an interesting way to expand their business.

If they do make it a service a la Steam, one can only hope they don't get drunk on it like Valve did (or still are). Incidentally, I don't even know anything about a "Steam Box".

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Feb 6th 2019 at 9:20:20 AM

[up]There were pictures a few years ago of a dedicated console designed to run Steam. Never went anywhere IIRC.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
Feb 6th 2019 at 11:48:33 AM

The Steam console idea sounds familiar, but I forgot all about it. Was any development actually made on it at all, or were those just conceptual images?

tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Mar 5th 2019 at 11:05:28 AM So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Apr 4th 2019 at 12:19:17 AM

I'm hearing from other sources that Xbox Live Gold in the UK is getting a price increase to "address market conditions," aka Brexit.

3 month sub is going up £3 to £17.99.

12 month sub is going up £10 to £49.99.

New prices will go into effect starting May 8th, but current subscribers will continue to get the current prices for 90 days, aka August 7th.

Edited by tclittle on Apr 4th 2019 at 2:20:25 PM

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Apr 16th 2019 at 2:18:47 PM So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
VampireBuddha Hungry dinosaur from Ireland Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Hungry dinosaur
Apr 17th 2019 at 6:24:41 PM

The Steam console idea sounds familiar, but I forgot all about it. Was any development actually made on it at all, or were those just conceptual images?

Steamboxes did exist... for about five minutes.

The Steambox concept was part of Valve's effort to decouple themselves from Microsoft around the time of the shitshow that was Windows 8, and Microsoft trying to copy Apple's restrictiveness. Valve didn't make any hardware other than the controllers - instead, they licensed the brand out to third-party manufacturers alongside certain base specs, in a similar manner to how the 3DO was distributed. And like the 3DO, nobody gave a darn, and they failed.

There were several reasons. First of all, there was almost no marketing. Valve seemed to assume that the hardware manufacturers would deal with that, and the hardware manufacturers were expecting Valve to spread the word. This meant the only people who knew about Steamboxes were the hardcore PC gamers who already had beefy computers.

Steamboxes were also expensive compared to consoles. They weren't really consoles, they were prefabricated gaming PCs packaged with controllers. Because they were being made by various companies, there was no central messaging, marketing, or styling thereof. Also, because games were distributed through Steam, the manufacturers weren't making anything on game sales, and so had to make all their profits from the hardware.

Moreover, the majority of games on Steam are designed to be played with a keyboard and mouse. Yes, many of them can be played with a controller, and some of them were even designed for a controller in the first place, but in most cases, you would be having a bad time without a keyboard and mouse.

And perhaps most significantly, because Steamboxes were an attempt to decouple from Microsoft, they didn't run Windows. Instead, they ran Linux. And not even a special game-tuned distro, it was just stock Debian set to launch Steam at startup. While we Linux users do appreciate how the arrival of Steam opened the floodgates for a great number of professionally-made games, only a small fraction of Steam games are available on our OS. This meant that Steamboxes couldn't even play the majority of Steam games, which would likely include games that the owner had already bought. Valve did appear to anticipate this and included a feature allowing games to be streamed from a Windows PC to a Steambox, allowing them to be played that way... but if you need to have the game running on a Windows PC to play it anyway, why not just ditch the Steambox and play on the PC?

And that, dear friends, is why Steamboxen failed.

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