When trying to load the video for the latest bombcast ( https://www.giantbomb.com/videos/giant-bombcast-475-hey-whats-parappening/2300-11959/ ), I'm hitting a 500 error. It's not the typical Giant Bomb error page with luchador, it just sorta fails to render the page properly. I only see the error when looking in the dev console of my browser. I've hit this in both Edge (Microsoft Edge 40.15063.0.0 / Microsoft EdgeHTML 15.15063) and Chrome (57.0.2987.133).
The issue only appears to happen on the bombcast page, so I wonder if it has to do with the systems that remember my position in the video?
OS: Windows 10.15063.13 (Creators Update)
Extensions (Edge): Microsoft Rewards, Reddit Enhancement Suite, Page Analyzer
I have the WD My Book (or one very similar to that model). It works fairly well, but I've noticed some overall Xbox performance issues when things are installing to it, if I'm doing anything else. Choppy performance in games, stuttering/slowed down audio, that sort of thing. I've only used this drive so I don't know if that's normal for all external drives on the Xbone or if I should look at getting a different one.
I don't have a DVR in my setup so I can't speak to that. I think the TV functionality is nice, though. One thing to note is that you'll still need to have your cable box remote (or universal remote if that's your thing) as the Xbox can't do everything (can't jump back to last channel, for instance). Also, I always notice that OneGuide is pretty sluggish on first load, but after that it's much faster and more responsive than my Comcast cable box's guide. Also, you can't set TV show reminders, so you'll have to do that through your cable box or somewhere else.
As far as the Kinect goes, I really enjoy having it. I've had my XOne for about 7 months now and it still feels like the future when I say "Xbox On" and it turns on my Xbox, my cable box, and my TV. The auto sign-in based on face detection is much better than it was on 360 and is also really nice. As far as voice stuff goes, I use it mostly for navigation ("Xbox go to TV") vs games or other commands.
@ds9143: I obviously can't speak for Jeff, but the ending is not as epic as it could've been, and it simultaneously feels like it could've ended earlier while also feeling like some important content was probably cut out before the ending. The final boss fight wasn't particularly challenging or interesting, either, at least on Normal. Even though I voted and pout my support behind W3, it's probably early to be doing a comparison of the two. I certainly haven't finished W3 yet so I'm comparing a whole-game-experience to one that I'm only scratching the surface of. Maybe W3 dries up near the end like DAI did.
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