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Finding an Xbox Series X|S in June 2021

Even many months after its debut, finding an Xbox Series X|S is not particularly easy. Even though they are sporadically restocked at a number of retailers, they tend to be bought out very quickly, even if the stock is in the form of a very expensive bundle. Making matters worse is the way restocks often occur without much notice, so a lot of people don’t even know stock was available until it is sold out again.

Choosing a Game Console: Switch, Xbox or PlayStation?

Interested in getting a new game console? Many people are, considering that the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 are coming out soon. That said, you may not be sure which console would really satisfy your needs. That being so, this brief article will cover some of the most important points in determining whether you should invest in a Nintendo Switch, an Xbox, or a PlayStation.

Some Xbox Series X Consoles Are Having Issues With Their Disk Drives

It’s never a good thing when hotly anticipated products have issues right around their release dates. Unfortunately, such is the situation for the Xbox Series X right now. Many players, having just gotten their hands on the brand-new console from Microsoft, have reported issues with the disk drive. Of course, this has been a point of much dissatisfaction: after all, one of the reasons the Xbox Series X is $200 more expensive than the Series S is because it has a disk drive while the S version does not. So needless to say, people who bought the Series X specifically for its disk drive are displeased with this problem if they have it.

Deal Review: BEBONCOOL Controller Battery Pack For Xbox

When it comes to video game controllers, the way of the single-use battery has long past. They just aren’t the most effective means of powering technology, and moreover, they aren’t very cost-effective. Anyone who remembers the old days of wireless gaming knows how quickly the cost of batteries over time can grow to staggering proportions. And that’s why rechargeable batteries exist. If you want such a thing for your Xbox One controllers, this product is the way to go. Basically, this product provides you with two battery packs designed specifically for Xbox One controllers, as well as a recharging station to keep them topped up. It’s a double boon, letting you power your controllers and provide a means to recharge them hundreds of times over throughout the years.

Pre-Orders For Xbox Series X Are Available Now

The real question is where you can begin pre-ordering the Microsoft Xbox Series X: a number of different retailers are already showing stock, as well as the availability to pre-order. This includes Best Buy, which is no real surprise to anyone, but you can also find them at Sam’s Club. Listing for preorders went live on the usual retailer websites today, including Target, Walmart, Microsoft, and GameStop, but as quickly as the listings appeared, they were sold out. No big surprise there either, as everyone probably jumped on the opportunity to pre-order the new consoles as swiftly as possible.

Microsoft Has Warned Developers Not To Offer Xbox Series X Upgrades As Paid DLC

Microsoft has allegedly warned Xbox Series X developers against charging for DLC upgrades from the Xbox One to the generation that will succeed it. The intent seems to be disincentivizing publishers from charging money for a service that Microsoft wants to be a serious aspect of their Smart Delivery platform. Naturally, Microsoft wants the smoothest transition possible between console generations, with no barriers to players keeping their games when moving to the Xbox Series X. Of course, something like that would generally cost a bit of money.

Indie Metroidvania Style Game Recompile Is Coming To The Xbox Series X and PS5

Recompile, a 3D title with Metroidvania style mechanics and a unique hacking mechanic, is one of the most recent titles to be confirmed for the next generation of consoles, for both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. It won’t be coming to either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, which makes it a pretty rare next gen only title.

The Supposed Cheaper Version Of The Xbox Series X Will Actually Have The Same...

It has been quite widely reported prior to now that Microsoft is planning to release a second next-generation Xbox that is supposed to be a less powerful version that lacks a physical media drive. But another report has revealed that this may not actually be the case. Tom Warren of The Verge, who has accurately reported on unannounced Microsoft products in the past, has claimed that the CPU for the cheaper and supposedly inferior version of the next-gen Xbox will have "the same speed as the Series X." That said, Warren did confirm that this cheaper console will have a different GPU frequency and CU count.

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite is without a doubt one of the most anticipated games of 2020, even if it isn’t going to be available until the end of the year. That being said, it’s really no surprise that the Coronavirus has impacted its development just like it has every other major form of entertainment. It seems that every anticipated game, show and movie has been delayed or cancelled and Halo Infinite is not exempt from the viral crosshairs, as made clear by statements from the developers.

The Next Gen Xbox Has Been Revealed: Xbox Series X and what we Know...

Originally known as Project Scarlett, Microsoft has finally revealed the true nature of their next generation console. Its name? Xbox Series X. People have been asking questions about it since the project was revealed, such as what kind of games it would have, what level the graphics would be at, and how powerful it would be. With the next generation finally being revealed by Microsoft, we finally have some insight into the answers to some of those questions. A lot of those details were revealed by the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer. With the next generation, it’s obvious that graphics are going to be a major factor, and Phil Spencer outright said as much. "We wanted to have a dramatic upgrade from the Xbox One base console. So when we do the math, we're over eight times the GPU power of the Xbox One, and two times what an Xbox One X is."