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Last posted Jun 21, 2013 at 04:53PM EDT. Added May 21, 2013 at 07:45PM EDT
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Katie C. wrote:

I have many images I could be posting here, but I will go with this one:

That’s Sony’s stock after the announcement.

Actually, the Wii U has had a boost in sales after the announcement too.

May 24, 2013 at 01:58AM EDT
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Twenty-One wrote:

Actually, the Wii U has had a boost in sales after the announcement too.

Oh? Got link to the sauce on that?

May 24, 2013 at 02:34AM EDT
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>Needs an Xbox Live connection to function and allows developers to make games using DRM

>Makes it impossible to use used games through registering, whereas in the past you could only use the games if you had the CD. Meaning that there was no reason to try to stop people from sharing their discs as only one game was in the market at once.

>The inevitability that someone will use their Xbox to watch porn and accidentally skype you

>Market is going to be flooded with shitty vidya game TV the second this hits the market

>Kinect based features will probably render the system unusable to black people for at least 6 months after release.

>I never had the money to buy a new console anyway

May 24, 2013 at 02:42PM EDT
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Guys, don’t fret. I heard Microsoft is waiting until E3 to release any game information. The announcement was only… The announcement. They just wanted to highlight some of the newer features.

May 24, 2013 at 09:00PM EDT
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Katie C. wrote:

This month in gaming…

This sounds about right.
Microsoft and EA are jumping off a cliff.
Sony is struggling to stay on the cliff and falling off.
Nintendo has not done anything useful since Gamecube.

May 24, 2013 at 09:08PM EDT

Katie C. wrote:

This month in gaming…

Not entirely sure. Well, I can agree with Microsoft and EA falling off, but not sure about Nintendo and Sony just yet. Sony needs to reveal the PS4 at E3. Once we see it and the game library, then we’ll know.

May 24, 2013 at 11:23PM EDT
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Daft Punkjet wrote:

Not entirely sure. Well, I can agree with Microsoft and EA falling off, but not sure about Nintendo and Sony just yet. Sony needs to reveal the PS4 at E3. Once we see it and the game library, then we’ll know.

But that’s next month.

May 24, 2013 at 11:49PM EDT
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Daft Punkjet wrote:

Not entirely sure. Well, I can agree with Microsoft and EA falling off, but not sure about Nintendo and Sony just yet. Sony needs to reveal the PS4 at E3. Once we see it and the game library, then we’ll know.

The PS4 could look like a mummified donkey carcass for all I care, as long as it has the glorious Playstation library and the features spoken of at the reveal live up to their potential I’m entirely satisfied.

May 25, 2013 at 09:53PM EDT
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ivanp wrote:

Report: No fee to play used Xbox One games, Skype powers voice chat

Although this is better than the fee, it’s still very vague. So if I borrow a game to a friend for a week who wants to try it out, do I suddenly lose my saves and have to start from square one again? Same if I plan on rebuying the game in the future (doubt that though). They say the info gets moved on, but are very vague on what you keep and lose.

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May 26, 2013 at 08:19PM EDT
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I just read that the used game fee will be $52. True or not, I was a 360 man all the way, but during the reveal I was all

Then I was like

Then afterwards I was like

May 28, 2013 at 12:00PM EDT
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I'm the Batman (formerly OP) wrote:

XBox One: One more appliance to try and stick your dick in. Might be the first time I don’t attmempt this.

Where you gonna fit it?

May 30, 2013 at 11:25PM EDT
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Lone K.K. Slider wrote:

>tfw 875% increase in Wii U sales

Who here wants to see Ballmer overreact to the Xbox One failure?

May 31, 2013 at 01:19AM EDT
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And it requires licensing for third party consoles to make a game for that platform. While you may be saying “every console does that nowdays”, then let me remind you that such thing is consumer-hostile now as it’s easy to find out if a game is bad or not, unlike 2nd console generation days.

May 31, 2013 at 02:28PM EDT
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Wow, the camera and microphone being on 24/7 should be cause for alarm for privacy advocates. Besides the obvious gaming issues, there’s some MAJOR potential for misuse (more specifically surveilance). Big Brother is watching. I wouldn’t be surprised if Anon starts acting up over this.

Jun 01, 2013 at 04:13PM EDT
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Microsoft realized that their target audience don’t read.
So they made 1984 an interactive experience.

Jun 05, 2013 at 06:19PM EDT

Well, so you pay TV to watch TV. Additional problem is that in many countries, you can’t even watch that.

Jun 05, 2013 at 06:52PM EDT
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More info on used games and sharing games with friends, right from the horse’s mouth.

>Used games can be sold, but it will be up to the “game publishers” to “enable” you to sell them.
>You can let a friend use your game under two conditions: 1) He must be on your friends list for at least 30 days and 2) You may only do this once per game.
>Take a drink every time they say “game publishers”. It looks like Microsoft wants them to control every facet of video games.

Jun 06, 2013 at 07:54PM EDT
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What say does the jury have on this situation?

silence

Person: FUCKING STUPID

Then the case is settled. I pronounce Microsoft and the Xbox One to be collectively

of being fucking stupid.

Jun 06, 2013 at 11:23PM EDT
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To add on what TSG said, I’ll be posting more details microsoft posted about the Xbox One.

Online Details.

  • You’ll be able to play digital copys of games you physically bought on any Xbox One, and you’ll also be able to buy games digitally on day one. it will be like steam.
  • Yes, you’ll have to connect every 24 hours to play games, but you’ll also have to connect every hour if you’re playing on someone else’s console. But you can play blue rays and dvds without connecting at all.

More on Games Licensing.

  • You’re family and visting friends will still be able to play your games on your console whether you are logged in or not.
  • Up to 10 people from your family can login to play your game library on any console.
  • Game publishers “can enable you” to trade in games at participating retailers. They can also “enable you” to give a game to your friend if they been on your friend’s list for a month, and you can only do it once for each game.

For Hal 9000 Kinect Privacy.

  • You’ll not be able to set privacy options, automatic/manual sign in, and get notifications about how data is being used, and the kinect will won’t record conversations in your living room.
  • You can’t can turn off or pause the kinect while playing games and watching tv, and you’ll also not be able to turn off activating the console by voice.
  • You can not control data like video, facial expressions, and heart rate, and it will won’t leave your Xbox One without permission.
  • You don’t have to use the kinect to control everything like menus and tv. Because it will control you.
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Jun 07, 2013 at 09:45PM EDT
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@Notsocool the Dewott

How long do you think it will take people to figure out how to disable the Kinect thing? I’m sure that it’s going to be on the top of some hacker’s list as soon as the console goes on sale.

Jun 07, 2013 at 11:38PM EDT
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We will have to see what they say at E3 tomorrow, but for now the verdict remains:

Jun 09, 2013 at 10:56PM EDT
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Taken from Xbox’s Facebook page:
“We were thrilled by the unprecedented demand we saw for Xbox One today. In the first four hours of preorder availability, we sold through most of our Xbox One Day One Edition inventory. Customers eager to get an Xbox One should visit our store at http://amazon.com/xboxone to ensure they keep up-to-date on the latest information. We are excited to be working with Microsoft to deliver the next generation of games and entertainment,” said John Love, Director of US Video Games & Software at Amazon.com.

If this is accurate (doubtful), then who the hell is buying these things?

Jun 10, 2013 at 09:03PM EDT

It seems a little weird, as if Microsoft were doing it on purpose

All that DRM and constant Internet connection to play, if you notice it, is like they try to make themselves look like bad guys to maybe show something powerful and back to being the heroes, in other words they are damaging their own image on purpose

Think about it, You know the story of the new flavor of coke in the 80’s, nobody likes it and started doing negative publicity about this, it was all a plan to implement the new strategy, precision, accuracy and decisively, it was a disaster marketing that revived the interest of the consumer in the old coke, I think they are doing the same with this Xbox, they are waiting for sony to reveal all their cards and then give a counterattack with something that none of us expect

Jun 13, 2013 at 06:28PM EDT
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Yes that is a thing, you no longer own what you purchase but basically rent it.

Jun 18, 2013 at 09:58AM EDT
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At some point, Xbox One users will have so little rights, someone will have to form some sort of union-esque group just to keep them from being tricked into perpetual poverty and selling their soul to the Devil/Microsoft.

Jun 18, 2013 at 10:16AM EDT
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Dr. Free Cake Needs More Cowbell! wrote:

At some point, Xbox One users will have so little rights, someone will have to form some sort of union-esque group just to keep them from being tricked into perpetual poverty and selling their soul to the Devil/Microsoft.

Worst thing is, I currently have 3 friends planning to buy a Xbox One (due to the console exclusives), and due to wanting to stay social I actually have to consider buying one with them regardless of how much I don’t want to. (No, getting new friends isn’t an option.)

Jun 18, 2013 at 10:24AM EDT
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I’m just gonna leave this here.

that’s not-so-literally whats happened.
MS fucked around too much with their console.
Sony kicked the shit out of them at E3.
And Nintendo just stands by, watching all that unfold, then goes back to nintendoing.

(also I’m not trying to force ponies)

Jun 18, 2013 at 10:29AM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

Worst thing is, I currently have 3 friends planning to buy a Xbox One (due to the console exclusives), and due to wanting to stay social I actually have to consider buying one with them regardless of how much I don’t want to. (No, getting new friends isn’t an option.)

Well then you should just get new frien- Oh…

Jun 18, 2013 at 11:18AM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

Worst thing is, I currently have 3 friends planning to buy a Xbox One (due to the console exclusives), and due to wanting to stay social I actually have to consider buying one with them regardless of how much I don’t want to. (No, getting new friends isn’t an option.)

Honestly, this is why I’m sick of the idea of “console exclusives” per se. Why shouldn’t I be able to play Halo on a PS3, or Metal Gear on an Xbox? It isn’t like with porting an HD game to the Wii, where the console simply can’t support it, there is nothing but a contract holding those games back. It only helps the console manufacturers, not the gamers, and it is a colossally bad idea.

Jun 18, 2013 at 05:15PM EDT
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Here’s Microsoft:
“Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.

For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.

Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One.

You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world.

So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:

An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.

Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.

In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console -- there will be no regional restrictions.

These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.

We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.

Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year."

Official source

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Jun 19, 2013 at 05:00PM EDT
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Obviously Microsoft bought about these policies for a good reason, but now the whole idea of supporting game developers has sorta taken a step back along with this news.

We never got to experience it how it was originally intended to be and now we will never know if it would have been truly better despite the overwhelming criticism…….

Jun 19, 2013 at 05:17PM EDT
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GoingMenthol wrote:

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… Nope. Still not buying it, figuratively and literally.

If they are to revoke the changes, I’d say there should be pics or it didn’t happen. The PS4 is still on my bet to buy, and the Wii U is on second priority.

Jun 19, 2013 at 05:51PM EDT
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Has there been any change on the Kinekt always being on? Or do we still have to let ourselves be spied on for the “privilege” of playing CoD?

Jun 19, 2013 at 06:15PM EDT
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@Platus
They haven’t said anything otherwise, so there’s reason to believe that they’re still going ahead with that.
It’s seems as though Microsoft tried to go ahead with the used games fee just to see if they could get away with it. What disappoints me even more is that most gamers are going to forget about what Microsoft tried to pull with used games, and go back to giving Xbox their full support. It’s sad that even after all the hate the gaming community gave to Microsoft, they can so easily go back to supporting Xbox as the best game console again. Ah well, it was inevitable I guess, I always knew that Microsoft wouldn’t go through with it if it meant losing customers.

Jun 19, 2013 at 07:15PM EDT
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Platus wrote:

Has there been any change on the Kinekt always being on? Or do we still have to let ourselves be spied on for the “privilege” of playing CoD?

The Kinect was already taken care of earlier. There was already a change that removed various hated functions of the Kinect camera (the change didn’t got much attention due to all the other, now gone, stuff still being there). You can now turn the Kinect camera 100 % Off, you can disable the shutdown-by-voice function (so no more friends trolling you), and the sharing with advertisers will only happen IF you accepted the sharing of your information (like software normally asks of you).

As for the new changes, I didn’t expect me to say it in the following months, but damnit M$, you did well here. Your lenghty “thank you for the feedback” is of course a cleverly hidden “we don’t want to risk losing all that money”, but that’s business, and all companies want to make profit. M$, you actually did well.


Lone K.

If they are to revoke the changes, I’d say there should be pics or it didn’t happen. The PS4 is still on my bet to buy, and the Wii U is on second priority.

Dude, these are official sources. It’s even on the official sites. How does “pics or didn’t happen” even work with stuff like a change in policy? Want me to take a picture of my screen because screencaps can be shopped?


Random 21 wrote:

What disappoints me even more is that most gamers are going to forget about what Microsoft tried to pull with used games, and go back to giving Xbox their full support. It’s sad that even after all the hate the gaming community gave to Microsoft, they can so easily go back to supporting Xbox as the best game console again. Ah well, it was inevitable I guess, I always knew that Microsoft wouldn’t go through with it if it meant losing customers.

As shit as it may be, M$ still has a whole list of exclusives that would hurt the hardcore fanbase of all of them. I as well like various series such as Halo, but with the “old” Xbox One I was willing to sacrifice it. Now I can at least have a fair contest between PS4 and Xbox One before I make my final pick (like Platus, I hate the exclusives market, but that has been around since the first consoles, it’s one of those things you learned to accept).

Sure, the change was due to a risk for losing customers, but that’s in some way a good thing. They may be scared to lose customers, but the willingness to change also shows that they care about the opinion of their customers (regardless of the reason behind it).

Of course it needs some sinking in, it’s a big change at once, but I’m willing to give them a second chance.

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Jun 19, 2013 at 07:20PM EDT
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It was really the only option Microsoft could do, well, only option besides having their entire senior management fired at the next shareholder meeting. However, the Xbox will still be a hundred bucks more expensive, though.

The Xbox does have one advantage over the PS4, it now has backwards compatibility with the 360, whereas due to the new hardware, the PS4 does not.

Jun 19, 2013 at 09:55PM EDT
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