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So, I’ve got two wireless Xbox One controllers now and a 5m HDMI cable to go from my PC in the office to the Tv in the lounge. Haven’t set it up yet to test the TV output, but concerned that it’s a non ARC HDMI cable. Should be able to output audio from my PC to my Sonos system in lounge regardless. Ideally, I’m trying to turn my PC into a lounge room console type experience for the family.

If anyone has some tips about this sort of setup, I’m all ears. Obviously trying to avoid lag.

Second question, I’m looking for games that my 5 year old, my partner and I can play together. Two players is fine, though we do have three controllers (one wired). We’ve been playing Ninjago in two player mode and have loved it, but the game constantly crashes at certain points and drives us crazy.

Need 2 player games that we can have heaps of fun in that’s adventure based. Platformers would be fine too.

What’s your best suggestions?
 

Financeguy

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Second question, I’m looking for games that my 5 year old, my partner and I can play together. Two players is fine, though we do have three controllers (one wired). We’ve been playing Ninjago in two player mode and have loved it, but the game constantly crashes at certain points and drives us crazy.

Need 2 player games that we can have heaps of fun in that’s adventure based. Platformers would be fine too.

What’s your best suggestions?
Whilst not adventure based, Rocket League and Overcooked can be fun couch co-op games.
 

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So, I’ve got two wireless Xbox One controllers now and a 5m HDMI cable to go from my PC in the office to the Tv in the lounge. Haven’t set it up yet to test the TV output, but concerned that it’s a non ARC HDMI cable. Should be able to output audio from my PC to my Sonos system in lounge regardless. Ideally, I’m trying to turn my PC into a lounge room console type experience for the family.

If anyone has some tips about this sort of setup, I’m all ears. Obviously trying to avoid lag.

Second question, I’m looking for games that my 5 year old, my partner and I can play together. Two players is fine, though we do have three controllers (one wired). We’ve been playing Ninjago in two player mode and have loved it, but the game constantly crashes at certain points and drives us crazy.

Need 2 player games that we can have heaps of fun in that’s adventure based. Platformers would be fine too.

What’s your best suggestions?
You may struggle with 4K on a large screen like that with your setup. Your HDMI ports should come up in windows, allowing you to select them as an audio output device. The only thing will be having to change that in Windows when you are back on the PC.
 

soup

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You may struggle with 4K on a large screen like that with your setup. Your HDMI ports should come up in windows, allowing you to select them as an audio output device. The only thing will be having to change that in Windows when you are back on the PC.
Cheers mate, ended up being an ARC + Ethernet HDMI, so audio to Sonos through Samsung Tv is fine. I’m running a 10 year old Samsung TV so it’s 1080p, 100hz.

Worked great on Ninjago but refused to see the Xbox controllers unless they were cabled with Ori and the Will of the Wisps. So strange.

Need to put a bit of time and effort into configuring my system for this.
 

Nashy

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Cheers mate, ended up being an ARC + Ethernet HDMI, so audio to Sonos through Samsung Tv is fine. I’m running a 10 year old Samsung TV so it’s 1080p, 100hz.

Worked great on Ninjago but refused to see the Xbox controllers unless they were cabled with Ori and the Will of the Wisps. So strange.

Need to put a bit of time and effort into configuring my system for this.
I'm not sure if Windows can handle two controllers or not?
 

soup

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I'm not sure if Windows can handle two controllers or not?
Yeah it can handle up to eight without headsets. I’m also using the PC dongle that utilises Microsoft’s proprietary wireless setup. Bluetooth pisses me off.

Ninjago had no problems with dual wireless in the lounge, but Ori couldn’t even handle the single wireless controller - had to be plugged in. Frustrating as Ori is an Xbox game...
 

soup

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I’ll be testing Forza tonight in the lounge. If I can’t get that working, I’m gonna blow my top.
 

Allo

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Just buy a PS5 instead

on a related note, I’m going to have to buy and finish TLoU2 purely to avoid being spoiled rather than playing it in my own time 🙄
 

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So, I’ve got two wireless Xbox One controllers now and a 5m HDMI cable to go from my PC in the office to the Tv in the lounge. Haven’t set it up yet to test the TV output, but concerned that it’s a non ARC HDMI cable. Should be able to output audio from my PC to my Sonos system in lounge regardless. Ideally, I’m trying to turn my PC into a lounge room console type experience for the family.

If anyone has some tips about this sort of setup, I’m all ears. Obviously trying to avoid lag.

Second question, I’m looking for games that my 5 year old, my partner and I can play together. Two players is fine, though we do have three controllers (one wired). We’ve been playing Ninjago in two player mode and have loved it, but the game constantly crashes at certain points and drives us crazy.

Need 2 player games that we can have heaps of fun in that’s adventure based. Platformers would be fine too.

What’s your best suggestions?
I would weigh in and recommend Minecraft Dungeons. Essentially Diablo lite with the Minecraft aesthetic. Have been having a blast with our 3 and 5 yr old.

Simple game play, build choices are defined by gear and quite flexible. Drop in/drop out co-op with mob quantity scaling accordingly.

Despite the simplicity, it does touch on key systems and concepts from more complex titles. Kite bosses, burn the adds, don't stand in the fire. Prioritise mobs based on type (caster>ranged>melee). CC is king. Utilise choke points. Stack bonuses and synergies wherever possible.

Don't expect great depth but it's clearly designed for a younger audience and does so admirably.
 

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