Sneaky Snake, on 06 January 2021 - 03:01 PM, said:
I view the Xbox as less of a PC replacement and more as a PC couch companion. The majority of my gaming is done on my PC with keyboard and mouse but sometimes I would just rather be on the main TV screen or perhaps I'm playing a game that lends itself to a console couch experience (Ex: racing games, sports games, puzzle games, etc.). Plus games that are "Play Anywhere" branded (most Microsoft games, plus some 3rd party ones) are cross save between PC and Xbox. So I can play a game on my PC and then move downstairs to the couch and pick up right where I left off.
I think this already got mentioned and im sure this post is old... but...
SteamLink is a thing. The physical hardware is now long in the tooth (as it only supports 1080p/60) and not sold anymore, but Google's new Chromecast + TV dongle (for 50$) supports 4k via the Steamlink app (and is easily the best Streaming TV Dongle available anywhere near that price unless Amazon owns your entire being). Or there's the nVidia Shield which can use both Steamlink and the nVidia in home streaming to hit 4K/whateveryourTVsupports.
With all First-party Xbox games also being day-and-date on Windows.... owning an Xbox if you already own a PC seems pointless. If you want to enjoy it on your couch, you can, easily, Xbox controller and all (i use the Pro v2 Controller, which Steam just updated to allow you to remap the back paddles to unique keybinds instad of just standing in for face buttons).
Matt Diamond, on 07 January 2021 - 08:59 AM, said:
You may have just stumbled on the one argument that will eventually convince me to get one. I don't want another computer to maintain-- one is bad enough!-- but there are PC games that I waver on. (Also, VR.)
See above. Just get some variation of Steamlink capable hardware (Apple TV, any Chinesium Android TV box, nVidia Shield TV (get the Pro, the AI upscaling is the bees knees), or the Google Chromecast + TV.
Poof. No second PC.