Our First Impressions of Xbox Series X | The Escapist Show

  • Publisert 13 dager siden

    The Escapist

    Runtime: 24:43

    Join our NOsection Membership program for Early Access to videos, badges, emojis, bonus content and more. ►► nosection.info/goal/qg5FCR7NrpvlBWMXdt-5Vgjoin
    This week on The Escapist Show we discuss our first impressions of the Xbox Series X & Assassin's Creed: Valhalla and Jack has been converted into a Stadia user.
    Timestamps
    Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - 0:00 - 7:40
    Baldur's Gate 3 - 7:41 - 14:39
    Xbox Series X - 14:40 - 24:40
    Subscribe to Escapist Magazine! ►► bit.ly/Sub2Escapist
    Want to see the next episode a week early? Check out www.escapistmagazine.com for the latest episodes of your favorite shows.
    ---

    ---

    Zero Punctuation Merch Store ►►teespring.com/stores/the-escapist-store
    Join us on Twitch ►► www.twitch.tv/escapistmagazine
    Like us on Facebook ►► EscapistMag
    Follow us on Twitter ►► EscapistMag

Zen Popcorn
Zen Popcorn

The B roll footage was excellent Like maybe I’m being a bit of a nerd but I was like “now would be a great time to cut to— THEY DID IT”

7 dager siden
tasty bassy
tasty bassy

I don't think anyone caught the wayne's world reference

9 dager siden
astyfoo
astyfoo

I'm very worried that they are going to add microtransactions into Assassin's Creed post-launch; are you guys gonna discuss this potential anti-consumer pitfall?

10 dager siden
The Escapist
The Escapist

Not really sure what we'd discuss as a 'potential" there other than we hope they don't add them in. The game doesn't feel designed around it like Odyssey did at the very least.

9 dager siden
Night Cat
Night Cat

You wouldn't have to learn a new UI if the bloody thing was intuitive to begin with. MS just can't get that right & this was their opportunity to put it right, but nah.

10 dager siden
Alex Adams
Alex Adams

I couldn't figure out what felt wrong with this episode and I figured it out. Nick moved his camera and now he is sitting to left of Jack instead of to the right and I hate it.

11 dager siden
JombilyWobbily
JombilyWobbily

There's a side quest in AC: Valhalla...where you play the role of the fluffer? Oh-ho-hokay, Ubisoft, whatever you say.

11 dager siden
NekoiNemo
NekoiNemo

I wonder how much of the Valhalla's description is actual changes in gameplay and level design, and how much is just people having weird fascination with nordic stuff (*cough* Skyrim *cough*) and merely perceiving combat as being brutal and world as being "fresh" because of it? Cause i have seen that happen a LOT with games involving either vikings or pirates. A lot. 8:00 Probably because BG3 doesn't have the arse-backwards moronic armour system from Divinity OS2, just saying. That system completely ruined Original Sin 2's RPG and combat aspects...

11 dager siden
FlashMeterRed
FlashMeterRed

FFS! the human eye can perceive greater than 24 or even 30fps! Stop perpetuating that SHIT! It is shape recognition that takes that time! It comes from experiments using very quickly single-flashed images/words and showing the extent of when people can recognise it, or that it enters the consciousness. It has to do with the speed of the brain to bring in raw information and then decide whether to elevate that info to perception. Anything seen on that short of a time frame (THAT IS THEN REMOVED) is probably considered noise, and therefore dropped prior to entering consciousness. It has NOTHING to do with a stream of identical or near-identical images that DON'T need to meet the same perception criteria. It is near unchanging raw data that there is value for the brain to push this to consciousness, on top of maintaining some of that data means less processing for the next "frame". It means we CAN perceive subtle changes occurring over very high "frame rates".

11 dager siden
Donald Nabity
Donald Nabity

I would love to play DnD with Jack sometime. It'd scare me to be his DM, but I'd offer it for him

11 dager siden
DeebZ Scrub
DeebZ Scrub

Basically what I expected to hear about the new consoles, great performance but no real reason to dive in yet in terms of having access to games I can't play anywhere else. The storage issues are also worse than I would have anticipated which is a real shame. I suppose in a year or so we'll be seeing the "Pro" versions of these consoles with more storage. I will say hearing the Stadia coverage makes me less skeptical about it, but I'm concerned about it remaining stable on my internet. I'll need to try it out for myself before I'll trust that it'll really work.

11 dager siden
TheCreepypro
TheCreepypro

don't really care about Valhalla but I loved to hear about Baldur's gate and NIck's take on xbox can't wait to hear about ps5 next week

11 dager siden
Bud The Cyborg
Bud The Cyborg

Don't forget Series X is actually using a normal M.2 slot for their internal storage. As soon as we get an official 2TB Series X model there should be Modders out there working to copy the 2TB SSD formatting onto a third party SSD to upgrade the base model (just like I did with my One X). The big question is whether or not it would be possible to use that formatting on Series S. If I could jerry rig a Series S with a 2TB drive I would totally do that just for the lols.

12 dager siden
Bud The Cyborg
Bud The Cyborg

"Most Enjoyable Open World Since Witcher 3" You guys have totally sold me on this game. I LOVE just wandering aimlessly through large open worlds, it sounds like Ubisoft actually set out to scratch that itch.

12 dager siden
vincentmuyo
vincentmuyo

You say "once we get optimized games they'll be smoother", I say "coders will be sloppy and let hardware take the hit like they always do" (with a few exceptions)

12 dager siden
Sebastian Rodriguez
Sebastian Rodriguez

12:19 who thought I wasn't gonna notice all the Gore on the walls lol

12 dager siden
Phillip Steyn
Phillip Steyn

Holy crap I didn't even notice that!

11 dager siden
Geoffrey Winn
Geoffrey Winn

Cool video!

12 dager siden
Thomas Giles
Thomas Giles

There's supposed to be an SSD price drop on supply side, so maybe these expansions won't always be so expensive.

12 dager siden
Thomas Giles
Thomas Giles

@YOBLECK Microsoft/Sony: oh no, did your drive wear out? Guess... You'll just have to buy a other one!

10 dager siden
YOBLECK
YOBLECK

the problem with the price drop is that its probably caused by a switch from from quad/triple layer nand to penta layer nand which will hurt speed/performance and longevity of the drives.

10 dager siden
Cryten0
Cryten0

For Valhalla I am wondering how it depicts the nasty part of vikings, Raiding, pillaging and the real bad stuff.

12 dager siden
NekoiNemo
NekoiNemo

Considering how Black Flag depicted piracy - i would say heavily romanticised and Hollywood-like. Aka "Vikings didn't rape ever and never murdered anyone who wasn't guilty or objectively evil"

11 dager siden
Chris H
Chris H

You get a warning if you kill a civilian when raiding. So they don’t really depict any of the brutality.

12 dager siden
Joshua Levenberg
Joshua Levenberg

Does anyone else have a problem with the name? I already felt that "Xbox One" sounded pretentious enough but "Xbox Series X" is so fucking stupid that I pray that whoever's been in charge of Microsoft's marketing department for the last decade should be fired.

12 dager siden
Pixel Trash
Pixel Trash

I have a handful of complaints about the PS5 but overall really excited for this gen. Demon's Souls has been absolutely incredible so far and is easily the most impressive launch title ever.

12 dager siden
Regorsnas
Regorsnas

There is crossplay on BG3

12 dager siden
ione B
ione B

Great episode and great show as always. Thank you for the Stadia coverage, we don't get much of that.

12 dager siden
Shiknobi
Shiknobi

Nick just straight up used kryptonite on Jack

12 dager siden
Pilks UK
Pilks UK

Stadia's not even $10 a month its free if you dont care about 4k and happy with 1080p.

12 dager siden
Modern Engineer
Modern Engineer

@SaltySkramz bro, THE SUB IS OPTIONAL. The service is FREE. FREE console in the cloud. Man just look into the service, your just a bafoon at this point. Dont reply, im done.

Dag siden
SaltySkramz
SaltySkramz

@Modern Engineer You don't get it. You are paying for the sub. You are not getting games for free if you have to pay for the sub. Also why would I get a shitty streaming service when I have a beastly pc? Literally no point, AND I don't have to pay a sub.

3 dager siden
Modern Engineer
Modern Engineer

@SaltySkramz nah, ps now games you get with the sub man. just like stadia pro. Were talking about just stadia. The platform is free and you can buy games and play them. The heck are you not getting lol. Just go check it out its basically a console for free.

3 dager siden
SaltySkramz
SaltySkramz

@Modern Engineer So I can ask google to give me the controller and the stick required and not pay anything and never pay for a game or sub? That is the only way it's actually "free". You're arguement is like the idiots who say "ps now games are free" no they are not, you are paying for the service.

5 dager siden
James Wilson
James Wilson

@Modern Engineer it's a paid service i.e. not free by definition. When they announced the stadia I was under the impression you had to buy their dumb controller and a cromecast.And anybody with data caps, inconsistent, mediocre or slow internet will not be happy with stadia. Paying for better internet would be an added cost thus stadia aint free.

10 dager siden
superbit415
superbit415

Lol stadia might not be around by the time baulders gate 3 comes out of early acesses

12 dager siden
Uncanye
Uncanye

What exactly is the cap for you to where you can say "Stadia is here to stay"? cause you guys move the goalpost 24/7

12 dager siden
Joshua David
Joshua David

Love Gore...all the photos of Al Gore was a nice touch to the background.

12 dager siden
bird3713
bird3713

Thank you for including the shill hat. Never let that one go.

12 dager siden
Carl Lavery
Carl Lavery

Valhalla sounds perfect for me, I'd much rather have new abilities discovered from exploring the world rather than just getting them when levelling up. I dropped Odyssey long before the end as the world never felt that interesting to explore but this sounds like the complete opposite

12 dager siden
Ashley Carvell
Ashley Carvell

2:34 feels like a pre-recorded cutaway haha

12 dager siden
BlueAversion
BlueAversion

0:26 That if did Nick. That it did.

12 dager siden
Keturah
Keturah

Absolutely fantastic dice shirt, Very Vibe

12 dager siden
Calego
Calego

Haha, the arouse-my-husband quest was taken directly from an episode of Norsemen. Good stuff.

12 dager siden
James Wilson
James Wilson

There's similar quests in ac odyssey.

12 dager siden
Skylancer727
Skylancer727

Just got an RTX 3090 so I'm good, but still it is impressive. Just not personally a console user so PC for me.

12 dager siden
bird3713
bird3713

Missed you guys last week

12 dager siden
Whawpenshaw
Whawpenshaw

I wish people would stop saying "the human eye can only see 27 fps" or whatever. It's a lie. It's been debunked for so many years. And you can see it for yourself if you play a game at 30 and then 60 fps. Blind tests show people CAN see the difference. And even going from 60 to 120 people can see a difference in blind testing (although a significant number of people can't tell). Going from 120 to 240 is where the testing starts to show a 50/50 split between correct and wrong guesses. Your eye is ANALOG. it doesn't see in "fps". It's a continuous stream of signals that your brain interprets. The idea that you can only see 27 fps is so fucking asinine.

12 dager siden
Whawpenshaw
Whawpenshaw

@Adrián Hernández Obradors was it? The guy editing the video was right there with raised eyebrows at the claim of "noticably better performance"

11 dager siden
Adrián Hernández Obradors
Adrián Hernández Obradors

It was clearly a joke.

12 dager siden
neutral good
neutral good

i think it was a joke

12 dager siden
Joshua Levenberg
Joshua Levenberg

I think the point is that 60 FPS shouldn't matter when it comes to game quality. Most games run smoothly at 30 FPS and hardly anyone cares about the next big increase. I certainly don't, my biggest concern is resolution.

12 dager siden
Simon Grey
Simon Grey

_Not just here to PC games..._ Cancelled ! There is only one master race, every other must be purged.

12 dager siden
Tuna
Tuna

Where do you get your shirts?!

12 dager siden
Zer0 Cool
Zer0 Cool

Merch store in the description

12 dager siden
RandyAndy
RandyAndy

I still find it hard to believe Valhalla is good but if the escapist says its good it must be

12 dager siden
Simon Grey
Simon Grey

@superbit415 This is why i recommend Skill Up review. He had exactly same points and he played for 60+ hours.

12 dager siden
Chris H
Chris H

I like the world and story so far but the combat is pretty bad. Not sure what they were trying to do with it, but feels like they made it extremely simple and lacks precision.

12 dager siden
superbit415
superbit415

@Simon Grey I think it depends on where you are in the game. The first 10-15 hours feels amazing and than you start to see all the cracks.

12 dager siden
RandyAndy
RandyAndy

@The Escapist I also have a problem with it where its pretty inauthentic to actual viking dress and architecture of the time whereas Assassins creed has been known in the past for its insane historical attention to detail

12 dager siden
Simon Grey
Simon Grey

Watch Skill Up review, he was rather critical of this game. Ironically enough he went thru almost all the same points.

12 dager siden
Legatus Lucius
Legatus Lucius

The pairing needs work

12 dager siden
Ronny Oswalt
Ronny Oswalt

Not a hat, that is a cap.

12 dager siden
Alex Thomas
Alex Thomas

Second

12 dager siden
Omkar Hegde
Omkar Hegde

First

12 dager siden

Neste

Every Zero Punctuation 2008

2:51:16

Every Zero Punctuation 2008

The Escapist

Ganger 818 k

Spårtsklubben #126: Bot og TV-tabbe

19:03

Spårtsklubben #126: Bot og TV-tabbe

Spårtsklubben VGTV

Ganger 27 k

The Mystery of the Druids: A Bizarre Adventure Game

1:14:17

Xbox Series X - Before You Buy [4K]

11:42

Console Launchapalooza: The PlayStation 5

3:31:17

Spårtsklubben #126: Bot og TV-tabbe

19:03

Spårtsklubben #126: Bot og TV-tabbe

Spårtsklubben VGTV

Ganger 27 k

Joe Rogan Experience #1571 - Emily Harrington

2:11:42

Should Your Boyfriend Get a PS5 or Xbox Series X?

8:58

The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 5 Full Breakdown

13:06

BASE ICON PACKS ARE BROKEN!!! FIFA 21

17:46