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15-11-2018, 10:25   #1
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The Great Big Annual 'Xbox for Christmas / Dummies' Thread

These usually pop up around this time every year, and with the Black Friday deals starting to go live from tonight, I figured now is as good a time as any.

So any parents, partners, significant others, casual acquaintances with questions on the various ins and outs of Consoles, Subscriptions, Deals and hardware, this is probably the place to post any and all queries you have, rather than trying to sort through each individual thread dedicated to the same subject - there's a great bunch of folks in here who are very quick to help.
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15-11-2018, 11:07   #2
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Where will Black Friday deals be live from tonight?
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Xbox one X for 415€ with battlefield 5, sound good or best hold out for black Friday?
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Where will Black Friday deals be live from tonight?
Amazon.co.uk is going live tonight, xbox.com has deals live now.
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Xbox one X for 415€ with battlefield 5, sound good or best hold out for black Friday?
Sounds good to me, that console is usually 500 without a game, and Battlefield is 70 in gamestop so good savings there.
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Sounds good to me, that console is usually 500 without a game, and Battlefield is 70 in gamestop so good savings there.
Sounds very good to me, but don't want to see maybe the Forza bundle or FIFA would go cheaper .but think I'll take the plunge ..can't see it dropping much if any less at all
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Amazon.co.uk is going live tonight, xbox.com has deals live now.
Ok, sterling falling as well thanks to Brexit. Could be perfect.
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Where?
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Right, I'm gonna chime in here (think I may have asked some of this previously, but can't remember!).

Have an Xbox One S that the kid has taken control of, and that's in the play room. It was mine, and all my games are on it.
I'm the "adult" on that box's Family, with him as the "child".

Have an OLED that's screaming out for a One X, so I'm thinking of treating myself.
Have the whole surround sound setup in the same room too. Unfortunately, we sleep directly above the living room, so the surround sound is more than likely out.

So I guess I'm looking for a One X with or without games, and a good quality set of (Atmos enabled) surround sound headphones.

Any recommendations?

As an aside, can my games library be shared across both boxes? Or do I have to remove them from his and onto mine?
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Where?
Was Littlewoods. But the code was an error.
I had it in the basket but didn't pull the triggers till lunch, at that stage they had updated the code... electronic weren't to be included
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Right, I'm gonna chime in here (think I may have asked some of this previously, but can't remember!).

Have an Xbox One S that the kid has taken control of, and that's in the play room. It was mine, and all my games are on it.
I'm the "adult" on that box's Family, with him as the "child".

Have an OLED that's screaming out for a One X, so I'm thinking of treating myself.
Have the whole surround sound setup in the same room too. Unfortunately, we sleep directly above the living room, so the surround sound is more than likely out.

So I guess I'm looking for a One X with or without games, and a good quality set of (Atmos enabled) surround sound headphones.

Any recommendations?

As an aside, can my games library be shared across both boxes? Or do I have to remove them from his and onto mine?
I'll answer the easy question- you can sign into any xbox console, anywhere and have access to your digital library of games. so buy your new console, set it up, sign in, and off you go.
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I'll answer the easy question- you can sign into any xbox console, anywhere and have access to your digital library of games. so buy your new console, set it up, sign in, and off you go.
I thought that was gonna be the awkward part!
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As an aside, can my games library be shared across both boxes? Or do I have to remove them from his and onto mine?
There's something called family sharing/home sharing that'll take care of this, google should sort you out there.
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This is definitely a question that could be in the dummies section!

so the young lad wants fortnite on the xbox. Is this a free game, I cant seem to buy it other than in a bundle.

Apologies in advance!
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I'm sure it's free, my son was able to download it, no payment needed.
Can you try on the website?
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