Xbox One

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    May 21, 2013 7:33 PM GMT
    Did anyone else see the announcment for the next Xbox, "Xbox One?"

    I was very, very, disappointed actually. I'm not counting it out just yet as they have yet to show any good game titles, but so far it seems to be nothing but an entertainment machine with some games thrown in.

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    XBOX ONE SPECS:

    8 Core CPU
    64 Bit
    500 GB HDD
    8 GB RAM
    USB 3.0
    Wi-Fi direct
    Blu-Ray Drive
    HDMI In/Out

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    May 21, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
    I'll say the same thing I said about PS4. We don't really need a new console generation. I'd be perfectly happy sticking with the PS3 and 360 for a few more years.
  • LoveAndPeace

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    May 21, 2013 8:28 PM GMT
    Honestly I was very dissapointed but it really doesnt matter to me.I was going to buy a PS4 to begin with...Now all i gotta do is wait for it to drop and kingdom hearts 3 to drop :3
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    May 22, 2013 12:10 AM GMT
    It looks nice to me. I love how simple the design of the console is and the new controller looks amazing too! I'm still probably going to buy the PS4, though. I think it needs an amazing exclusive for me to actually buy the X1 because I don't think it's worth paying the monthly fee(with a contract also). Xbox better show some amazing games exclusive to their console at E3 or I'm just going with the PS4.
  • EJ994

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    May 22, 2013 12:57 AM GMT
    It looks...ok. I won't judge because I haven't seen it during gameplay, or know what titles will be available at launch. It doesn't look too bad. It being an entertainment hub as well isn't necessarily a bad thing IMO. I currently use my PS3 for DVDs and Hulu Plus so it has some good use.

    I'll probably end up buying the Wii U first.

    venue35 saidWell they needed to bring out a new Xbox the 360 is almost 8 years old.
    I read somewhere that the ps3 and the Xbox are using 100% of their capabilities. Sony had said that the ps3 was going to last 10 years before a new console came out. It seems kind of soon I thought the ps3 was gonna be here for another 2 years at least.


    I suppose Nintendo releasing the Wii U last year, and the Xbox One also now announced has led Sony to speed up the launch of the PS4.....


    okay saidIt looks nice to me. I love how simple the design of the console is and the new controller looks amazing too! I'm still probably going to buy the PS4, though. I think it needs an amazing exclusive for me to actually buy the X1 because I don't think it's worth paying the monthly fee(with a contract also). Xbox better show some amazing games exclusive to their console at E3 or I'm just going with the PS4.


    The controller had me a bit disappointed. :/ It looks so bulky.
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    May 22, 2013 1:59 AM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidDid anyone else see the announcment for the next Xbox, "Xbox One?"

    I was very, very, disappointed actually. I'm not counting it out just yet as they have yet to show any good game titles, but so far it seems to be nothing but an entertainment machine with some games thrown in.



    I was disappointed as well. The whole bit about installing the games and having a fee if you want to share with friends rubbed me the wrong way. I don't even share games that much, but it bugged me on principle. Also, the lack of backwards compatibility didn't thrill me either.

    This is the first console generation that I may actually skip (going back to the Atari days). Lately I do most of my gaming on the PC anyway. Most games are multi-plat these days, and I can save the money on a machine and just pick up the PC version.

    Of the new consoles though, the PS4 is my fav of the bunch so far.

    I'm kind of wondering if Xbox Live will still have a fee, and if PSN will still be free. Has anyone heard anything?
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    May 22, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    More GB, and I guess better graphics, oh and overpricing it yay! video games might go up to $70 possibly, I don't remember where I read it but I believe it's possible to. I might switch to PC next generation. I honestly like the current generation and I also feel Sony and Microsoft can wait some years.

    Rumor the nextbox, xbox, xbox 720 etc. will require internet connection to work, do you guys think this rumor is true? I hope not, then that would be suicidal for Microsoft's xbox franchise.
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    May 22, 2013 4:25 AM GMT
    my first impression, that thing is huge.
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    May 22, 2013 4:26 AM GMT
    ^ Nope it's not going to need an internet connection.

    But not enough for me to go and buy it right away. I'll wait a few years for the price to drop and keep playing on the 360. Plus I'm going to say it, aesthetics wise it looks kind of awful.
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    May 22, 2013 4:38 AM GMT
    I totally don't see why we are rushing for the next gen when all it's going to do is add more non game functionality to it. If this is where the console gen is headed then I am happy with sticking to Xbox 360 and PS3. I really only think Nintendo needs to get a heads up on the current gen since wii u sucks IMO.
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    May 22, 2013 4:43 AM GMT
    I was disappointed until i was reminded of the fact that it was just the reveal, they still have the rest of the year to build hype, which will probably peak at E3.

    I'm really excited to see what 4J will do with Minecraft!

    All of the new Live servers, i'd imagine would make dedicated Minecraft servers possible, and the extra memory could increase world size icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    May 22, 2013 5:05 AM GMT
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    JumpMan_Josh saidDid anyone else see the announcment for the next Xbox, "Xbox One?"

    I was very, very, disappointed actually. I'm not counting it out just yet as they have yet to show any good game titles, but so far it seems to be nothing but an entertainment machine with some games thrown in.



    I was disappointed as well. The whole bit about installing the games and having a fee if you want to share with friends rubbed me the wrong way. I don't even share games that much, but it bugged me on principle. Also, the lack of backwards compatibility didn't thrill me either.

    This is the first console generation that I may actually skip (going back to the Atari days). Lately I do most of my gaming on the PC anyway. Most games are multi-plat these days, and I can save the money on a machine and just pick up the PC version.

    Of the new consoles though, the PS4 is my fav of the bunch so far.

    I'm kind of wondering if Xbox Live will still have a fee, and if PSN will still be free. Has anyone heard anything?


    Microsoft announced that there aren't any fee's associated with used games. Also, Xbox live will probably never be free since Microsoft hosts and secures 15,000 of their own servers (soon to be 300,000 servers), whereas Sony requires the developers to host them.
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    May 22, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    I'd have to say I was disappointed with the design. It looks like my cable box. I have to give it to them on the kinect. It looks a lot better than its current one. But hopefully Microsoft can redeem themselves at E3.
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    May 22, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    FlippSide said

    Microsoft announced that there aren't any fee's associated with used games. Also, Xbox live will probably never be free since Microsoft hosts and secures 15,000 of their own servers (soon to be 300,000 servers), whereas Sony requires the developers to host them.


    Regarding the fees - this is what bugged me:

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/21/xbox-one-may-have-mandatory-game-installs

    If you want to borrow a game to a friend, they are required to pay full or almost near full price for the game. It can't be played on a console other than your own. This whole thing reminds me too much of the Windows "one install per system" policy. I'm still wondering how this would apply to rental games.

    Granted, If I buy a game on Steam I can't trade that either. But the PC pricing market is very competitive between Steam, Amazon, GOG, etc. Xbox games don't drop in price nearly as fast or as low.

    I'll wait and see how this develops when more info is given, but I'm currently turned off. This reeks of DRM...
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    May 22, 2013 5:39 AM GMT
    That thing is almost as big as a desktop PC. icon_confused.gif
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    May 30, 2013 12:02 AM GMT
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  • Just_Tim

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    May 31, 2013 5:32 AM GMT
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    Aww, XBox is getting a blu-ray drive. Cute.
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    May 31, 2013 6:49 AM GMT
    There's too many features I just don't need and don't want.

    I just wanna play Halo.
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    May 31, 2013 7:08 AM GMT
    It is a pretty solid offer from Microsoft. Definitely much better than the PS4 as it seems to do pretty much everything the PS4 does and much more.
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    May 31, 2013 8:14 AM GMT
    charlitos saidIt is a pretty solid offer from Microsoft. Definitely much better than the PS4 as it seems to do pretty much everything the PS4 does and much more.

    Including charging you for used games, needing a constant internet connection, DRM, and other fun killing mechanisms.
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    May 31, 2013 8:32 AM GMT
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    charlitos saidIt is a pretty solid offer from Microsoft. Definitely much better than the PS4 as it seems to do pretty much everything the PS4 does and much more.

    Including charging you for used games, needing a constant internet connection, DRM, and other fun killing mechanisms.


    1 - I always buy all my games and I PREFER to be able to save my games to my hard drive and never have to touch a disc again than to swap discs and wait for loading times every single time I want to play something else. Besides, welcome to 2013, do you complain about not being able to borrow phone apps that your friends payed for? Buy your own shit!

    2 - My entire house is wired to my wifi; from my thermostat, to my media center, to my lightbulbs to my door lock. Furthermore, I have never used my XBOX without an internet connection, Im always on multiplayer games so you can get the idea. Is home internet really that bad in Atlanta?


    SO, whats the problem again? And what are the "fun killing mechanisms" you are talking about?
  • dionysus

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    May 31, 2013 10:31 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]charlitos said[/cite]
    TheBizMan said
    charlitos saidIt is a pretty solid offer from Microsoft. Definitely much better than the PS4 as it seems to do pretty much everything the PS4 does and much more.

    Including charging you for used games, needing a constant internet connection, DRM, and other fun killing mechanisms.


    1 - I always buy all my games and I PREFER to be able to save my games to my hard drive and never have to touch a disc again than to swap discs and wait for loading times every single time I want to play something else. Besides, welcome to 2013, do you complain about not being able to borrow phone apps that your friends payed for? Buy your own shit!

    2 - My entire house is wired to my wifi; from my thermostat, to my media center, to my lightbulbs to my door lock. Furthermore, I have never used my XBOX without an internet connection, Im always on multiplayer games so you can get the idea. Is home internet really that bad in Atlanta?


    agreed. still confused on the possibility of live TV being played. does this require a cable connection or is xbox finally springing for their own little mini cable service. pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease.

    in addition, im lazy as hell and continuously use a fairly annoying to type out password, thank god i can have facial recognition and boom, signed in.
  • TheBizMan

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    Jun 02, 2013 11:39 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    TheBizMan said
    charlitos saidIt is a pretty solid offer from Microsoft. Definitely much better than the PS4 as it seems to do pretty much everything the PS4 does and much more.

    Including charging you for used games, needing a constant internet connection, DRM, and other fun killing mechanisms.


    1 - I always buy all my games and I PREFER to be able to save my games to my hard drive and never have to touch a disc again than to swap discs and wait for loading times every single time I want to play something else. Besides, welcome to 2013, do you complain about not being able to borrow phone apps that your friends payed for? Buy your own shit!

    2 - My entire house is wired to my wifi; from my thermostat, to my media center, to my lightbulbs to my door lock. Furthermore, I have never used my XBOX without an internet connection, Im always on multiplayer games so you can get the idea. Is home internet really that bad in Atlanta?


    SO, whats the problem again? And what are the "fun killing mechanisms" you are talking about?


    Besides the fact that you sound like........... kind of an asshole with your response.

    1. Good for you, you prefer to own your games. So do I. Ummm... I'm pretty sure you still have to buy used games from game retailers. Way to go jumping to the conclusion that I would want to borrow games from someone else. Yeah welcome to 2013, GameStop, the leading games retailer, relies heavily on the buying and selling of used games to stay afloat. Let's go ahead and add an unneeded and unsubstantiated used game taxes to deter people from buying used games ultimately lowering an industry's (video game retailers) profits. Good one microsoft, killing industries and taking names *Thumbs up*.

    2. Oh you fancy huh? Yeah dude, I have a wifi connection in my household as well. The connection is decent and yet that doesn't mean there are instances that the connection may go out for whatever reason. Oh, and not all of us have the luxury of wifi internet ( or internet at all).

    SO, whats the problem again? The problem is that Microsoft is not focused on games. I don't want my GAMING console to be a universal media hub. I want a game console to play games. Fuck all the bloatware that I'll never use. Fuck all the underhanded money grubbing subscription attempts and game taxes.

    In the end, the console isn't all that bad itself. I just don't like the business model and company focus for where they want to take the xbox.
  • nefficles

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    Jun 02, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    The stupid console wars and overpricing shit is exactly why I am a PC gamer.

    paying to play online is ridiculous anymore...i haven't played on xbox live in forever
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    Jun 03, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    charlitos said
    TheBizMan said
    charlitos saidIt is a pretty solid offer from Microsoft. Definitely much better than the PS4 as it seems to do pretty much everything the PS4 does and much more.

    Including charging you for used games, needing a constant internet connection, DRM, and other fun killing mechanisms.


    1 - I always buy all my games and I PREFER to be able to save my games to my hard drive and never have to touch a disc again than to swap discs and wait for loading times every single time I want to play something else. Besides, welcome to 2013, do you complain about not being able to borrow phone apps that your friends payed for? Buy your own shit!

    2 - My entire house is wired to my wifi; from my thermostat, to my media center, to my lightbulbs to my door lock. Furthermore, I have never used my XBOX without an internet connection, Im always on multiplayer games so you can get the idea. Is home internet really that bad in Atlanta?


    SO, whats the problem again? And what are the "fun killing mechanisms" you are talking about?


    Besides the fact that you sound like........... kind of an asshole with your response.

    1. Good for you, you prefer to own your games. So do I. Ummm... I'm pretty sure you still have to buy used games from game retailers. Way to go jumping to the conclusion that I would want to borrow games from someone else. Yeah welcome to 2013, GameStop, the leading games retailer, relies heavily on the buying and selling of used games to stay afloat. Let's go ahead and add an unneeded and unsubstantiated used game taxes to deter people from buying used games ultimately lowering an industry's (video game retailers) profits. Good one microsoft, killing industries and taking names *Thumbs up*.

    2. Oh you fancy huh? Yeah dude, I have a wifi connection in my household as well. The connection is decent and yet that doesn't mean there are instances that the connection may go out for whatever reason. Oh, and not all of us have the luxury of wifi internet ( or internet at all).

    SO, whats the problem again? The problem is that Microsoft is not focused on games. I don't want my GAMING console to be a universal media hub. I want a game console to play games. Fuck all the bloatware that I'll never use. Fuck all the underhanded money grubbing subscription attempts and game taxes.

    In the end, the console isn't all that bad itself. I just don't like the business model and company focus for where they want to take the xbox.



    I never buy used games either but besides you will be able to acquire used games for a fee(Microsoft said). However, hard media is literally doomed and the concept of owning digital content has transcended to the cloud. Yes that means you, at some point, will no longer be able to purchase "used" content. This will also mean that will no longer need to re-purchase content you already own. Basically you will always own the content (in this case video games), whether you burn it, break it or lose it, it won't matter, those games will always be available for download under your account, just like apps. I consider these advantages to be overwhelmingly better than to keep relying on fragile pieces of silicon. Hard media may matter to you and that is ok but it doesn't matter to other people, including me, because we actually prefer the advantages of owning licenses rather than discs.



    If I have no Internet I don't use my Xbox because I only play multiplayer.