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#21 Dax

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:12 PM

I think most people who have a 360 will hang onto it so they can play old games. Once the next gen consoles hit the market, you'll begin seeing less and less games for the PS3 and 360. As I understand it, new consoles having backward compatibility is like the difference between a $400 console and a $700 console. I'm sure those numbers aren't exact since no prices have been released yet but that's kind of the idea that's being put forth.

 

As far as the DRM and used games, yeah that sucks. MS is the only one that I've heard float the idea of being able to play used games for a fee. PS has made no such statement that I'm aware of. So PS may be devoid of used games altogether in this next generation console.

That estimate is pretty true. To make it backwards compatible would cost hundreds of dollars. Those who already own a 360 probably won't chuck the one they own. It would be convenient to have that feature, but honestly, if it means I save a few hundred dollars I'd be happy to forgo the convenience.

 

I'm not sure what to think of the xbox one right now. I'm a loyal xbox fan, but there are a lot of things about the xbox one that annoy the hell out of me. The first being their attack on used games, the need to have a constant internet connection and constantly powered, the rumors about the kinect being on pretty much 24/7 and the recognition software. I don't want to sound paranoid, and I'm sure some of this is just baseless rumor, but assuming that's all true, it's a bit disconcerting. I don't really want the kinect on 24/7 monitoring me, even when I'm not playing a game. I heard games were going to be serial coded (or something similar to combat piracy) which I guess I understand, but that's going to get annoying fast.

 

Right now I'm not hugely impressed. Things might change between now and November/December (the most likely time of release), so there's some hope.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:27 PM

Agree

I don't want to sound paranoid, and I'm sure some of this is just baseless rumor, but assuming that's all true, it's a bit disconcerting. I don't really want the kinect on 24/7 monitoring me, even when I'm not playing a game. I heard games were going to be serial coded (or something similar to combat piracy) which I guess I understand, but that's going to get annoying fast.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:32 PM

The company has now said in a statement that games can be traded in, but only at "participating retailers".

Games can be freely passed on to friends, Microsoft added, but only once.

"Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends," the statement said.

"There are no fees charged as part of these transfers.

"There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once."

 

 

Microsoft explained on Thursday that while the console did not have to be online to play, it did need to connect at least once every 24 hours.

The company said: "You can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console, or one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library.

"Offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection, but you can still watch live TV and enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies."


 
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:19 PM

once you pop a game into the xbone tray, it is automatically loaded onto the 500gb drive, therefore registering it to that particular drive and making it a one-time-use game forever. if you sell it or give it to a friend, it will show up on other consoles as a pre-used disc and force that person to pay a fee to play it. goodbye, used games. what i don't understand, is that games are generally 4-8gb, at least on the 360 they are, and that will fill up a 500gb drive pretty quickly, including gamesaves, updates to games, movies, music, live store stuff you buy like avatars, etc...

 

i'll be sticking to the 360 for a long time to come, because of the Halo games.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:49 PM

once you pop a game into the xbone tray, it is automatically loaded onto the 500gb drive, therefore registering it to that particular drive and making it a one-time-use game forever. if you sell it or give it to a friend, it will show up on other consoles as a pre-used disc and force that person to pay a fee to play it. goodbye, used games. what i don't understand, is that games are generally 4-8gb, at least on the 360 they are, and that will fill up a 500gb drive pretty quickly, including gamesaves, updates to games, movies, music, live store stuff you buy like avatars, etc...

 

i'll be sticking to the 360 for a long time to come, because of the Halo games.

 

Did you read what I posted before?

 

So what are you going to do when Halo 5 comes out for Xbox One?


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:18 PM

Ok so Xbox announced an updated 360 today at E3. Grand Theft Auto V will be launched on the 360 along with tones of other games

 

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A new Halo

Forza 5

Battlefield 4

Dead Rising 3

And lots of other new features and games were shown, a lot of gameplay was shown too and have to say it looked great.

 

Xbox One launching November at a rather expensive $499, €499, £429

 

Im sure you can find the media briefing online somewhere


 
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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:52 AM

Ok so Xbox announced an updated 360 today at E3. Grand Theft Auto V will be launched on the 360 along with tones of other games

 

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A new Halo

Forza 5

Battlefield 4

Dead Rising 3

And lots of other new features and games were shown, a lot of gameplay was shown too and have to say it looked great.

 

Xbox One launching November at a rather expensive $499, €499, £429

 

Im sure you can find the media briefing online somewhere

Not a lot of people are impressed with it, i for one will definitely be sticking to my 360. No way, even if i wanted it could i afford that.

 

That estimate is pretty true. To make it backwards compatible would cost hundreds of dollars. Those who already own a 360 probably won't chuck the one they own. It would be convenient to have that feature, but honestly, if it means I save a few hundred dollars I'd be happy to forgo the convenience.

 

Yep, i'm keeping my 360.

 

 

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