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The Xbox One

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Little surprised no-one's talking about the XBox One, which was officially announced today.

And has a stupid name.

Really, there's a lot we could say about this console, but I'll just bullet-point the best bits.

- It's called the XBox One. Even though it's actually the third. *sigh*
- The controller is extremely similar to the 360s, with a better D-Pad and higher Home button.
- It comes with an updated Kinect... that the console WILL NOT FUCTION WITHOUT.
- It won't be backwards compatible. With anything. 360 games, XBLA games, nothing. *facepalm*
- Playing a used game? You'll be charged a fee to do so.

In short - fail. The used games thing is perhaps the biggest kick in the teeth, and it's going to ruin this console.

EDIT: Oh, you're all talking about it in the "Whatever's On Your Mind" thread. Well, whatever.

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  • @Secret Fawful said: [removed rant because while I want to reply to it, there's no need to repeat it]



    There's still plenty of innovation out there, Microsoft and Telltale (to use your examples) are not the be all and end all of gaming. If you can't see past that then you're just blind and need to give up and find something better to do with your time. If you can't turn around and say 'meh' to the likes of Microsoft then I feel sorry for you as you must get angry at every little stupid thing. It's not worth the aggravation.

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    @Secret Fawful said: I'm fucking done fuck this fucking bullshit fuck.

    First Telltale and everyone's grandmother and DAISHI wants to take gameplay out of games and remove critical thinking and puzzle solving so humanity can be reduced to brainless fuckwads who slap their cocks in each other's faces while hooting now Microsoft want to market an entire console to said brainless cockslapping fuckwads and I am fucking done video games are done. There is no innovation. There is no intelligence. [:mad: really inacceptable part :mad:] and so can Microsoft fuck off. I don't care. Gaming is dead. Gaming will go nowhere. My hopes and dreams for gaming are gone. It's over. I'm wasting my time. There is nothing on this green earth for me as a human being to contribute now because it will mean nothing in the long run when games are replaced by skype sex chat sports shitstain something something I quit.

    I can't even. I am too mad to post. There is no point in even being a game designer. My dream is dead.



    My dear good gals and guys,

    COOL IT. Yup, corrupt, that means you as well.

    Hopes for traditional adventure game mechanics are out there. You'll probably get at least two 2D adventure games this year with the Age & Sword 'Broken' duology. Then Red Thread Games has promised more traditional stuff with Chapters for 2014. And a fair amount of smaller adventure game projects are out there with successful Kickstarters.

    I can understand you though, the 'stop and think' moments ARE being kicked out of gaming nowadays. And, yes, I believe that exactly the things you and I are missing in Telltale's games of today are being purposefully removed for fear of overburdening the player.

  • @Vainamoinen said: My dear good gals and guys,

    COOL IT. Yup, corrupt, that means you as well.

    Hopes for traditional adventure game mechanics are out there. You'll probably get at least two 2D adventure games this year with the Age & Sword 'Broken' duology. Then Red Thread Games has promised more traditional stuff with Chapters for 2014. And a fair amount of smaller adventure game projects are out there with successful Kickstarters.

    I can understand you though, the 'stop and think' moments ARE being kicked out of gaming nowadays. And, yes, I believe that exactly the things you and I are missing in Telltale's games of today are being purposefully removed for fear of overburdening the player.



    Bless this post. While the Xbox One is looking horrendous, this does not mean the end of thought-provoking concepts in games. The adventure genre is still alive, we're getting a new Broken Sword plus a new Tim Schafer point and click, that alone is great news. That's without mentioning German company Daedalic Entertainment's development of consistently great quality games that in some cases rival the titles of LucasArts' golden age with their unique worlds and tests of brain power. We needn't worry.

  • Apologies Vainamoinen, my post may have come across as more aggressive than I meant it to be. I'll leave it alone.

  • They'd better offer a non-vocal method of issuing commands, otherwise: "XBox, show porn."

    ;)

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    @puzzlebox said: Something that wasn't announced on the stream: apparently it needs to connect to the internet once every 24 hours.



    Well, it's not that I can not understand Fawful's urge to go on a twitter rampage. That's not 'always online', but a very close call. It's an online console and that's that...

    ...who would have thought that Sony wins the console wars because Microsoft starts openly urinating on its customers? I mean, weren't these wars TEH conflict of the new century? I'm more or less in tears of laughter here. What a daft business move.

  • So Microsoft is ripping people off by making them pay for pre-owned games and needs to be connected every 24 hours to the internet. Wow that is a huge rip off.

  • Well after reading this thread and learning more of the horrible horrible features to come i think i can say that ether Microsoft just thinks there is a lot of Xbox fanboys who are so stupid and blind to Microsoft's BS that they will buy it anyway and find out all of this for themselves or they are just sending it out to fail or something like that. Meh just my opinion.

  • @Gman5852 said: Well thanks Microsoft. I now know who to pick between you and the PS4 this generation. PS4 it is!



    yep yep

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