Life Update #11: All Xbox, All the Time

Hey, everyone!

So while I’ve been writing, outlining, typing, and scheduling blog posts in advance, I realized today I completely forgot to let you guys know that the amazing, the impossible, the miraculous has happened.

I got myself an Xbox Series X.

For those of you not in the know, it has been abominably difficult to get your hands on the newest generation of game consoles this time around, be it a PlayStation 5 or an Xbox Series X. These babies launched last year, and I just now got my hands on one. Scalpers are running rampant, and it’s actually a serious issue. But thanks to some amazing friends who ensure I stay in the know, I was able to jump on my local Best Buy’s latest shipment when they went on sale and nab one.

And I have been obsessed with playing with it.

Honestly, it’s nothing too too special. It’s an impressive piece of hardware, make no mistake. But it doesn’t offer me much that was different from my Xbox One S.

However, its newness has just enamored me. When I first got it, I shamefully ditched my D&D group twice just so I could spend long hours playing a game. I marvel at the almost nonexistent load times. I gasp at how well some of the games look (though my TV could probably use an upgrade as well).

And may I just say that Xbox Game Pass is an utter delight? I wasn’t sure how I would feel using a Netflix-like service for my video games, but not a day has gone by that I don’t make full use of it. I’m playing new games left and right. I’m dabbling in genres I might not have tried out otherwise. The power of the Series X coupled with the myriad of games thanks to my Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription has made my time indoors chock-full of adventure.

Plus, the mini-fridge look just suits my gaming shelf perfectly.

5 thoughts on “Life Update #11: All Xbox, All the Time”

  1. Gah so lucky!!! I’ve been trying to nab a Series X since launch. Currently thinking about getting the Series S since those are the only ones in stock near me, but I’d have to re-buy games on digital and that would put me in deep. Very envious, but congrats!

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  2. Congrats! Just in time for Halo Infinite! Glad you’re happy with your purchase. I recommend Flight Sim, Gears 5: Hivebusters and The Medium. They seem to be the biggest showcases for the console so far. The upcoming Forza Horizon 5 has me drooling already, lol.

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      1. Nope. With the console port, they added tons of pilot assists (similar to the assists you can use in Forza Horizon, if you play those). It’s very accessible. As hard as you make it 🙂

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