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The Xbox One

posted by Darth Marsden on - last edited - Viewed by 7K users

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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  • If they just kept doing games for the 360 instead of putting a shitload of money into a console that is literally getting more backlash than the South Park episode "Trapped in the closet" not getting aired. They would have avoided the never ending arguments on the internet.

  • Well, shit. That's me proven wrong.

    The thing is, with this Microsoft has just proven themselves unreliable and the entire original concept of the XBox 180 a complete and utter lie. They always gave the impression that the DRM features were integral to the system, that it was the whole point of it. Undoing that may be a huge win for consumer's rights, but it also paints the company as massively untrustworthy.

  • I think this is a new coke classic coke thing going on here.

  • @Darth Marsden said: Well, shit. That's me proven wrong.

    The thing is, with this Microsoft has just proven themselves unreliable and the entire original concept of the XBox 180 a complete and utter lie. They always gave the impression that the DRM features were integral to the system, that it was the whole point of it. Undoing that may be a huge win for consumer's rights, but it also paints the company as massively untrustworthy.

    Yeah. Like the meme I posted here earlier, Major Nelson himself said just a few days ago that removing the Xbox DRM is NOT as easy as people were made to believe, but this clearly shows that it was easy. What else have they lied about?

  • or xbox where just trolling us the whole time about it.. to see if they can get away with it..

    yeah lets totally fuck over every gamer and enforce retarded restrictions... just to see if people will lie down while we take them from behind..

    maybe not in this generation but the next.. cos we know what sony are doing but we figured why try and beat them at e3.. cos we know fan boi's will foam at the mouth but we wanna see how much they really hate these idea's.. think of it as free feedback/ public survey

    genuis or lost touch with reality ?

  • @Milosuperspesh said: or xbox where just trolling us the whole time about it.. to see if they can get away with it..

    yeah lets totally fuck over every gamer and enforce retarded restrictions... just to see if people will lie down while we take them from behind..

    maybe not in this generation but the next.. cos we know what sony are doing but we figured why try and beat them at e3.. cos we know fan boi's will foam at the mouth but we wanna see how much they really hate these idea's.. think of it as free feedback/ public survey

    genuis or lost touch with reality ?

    Well the whole affairs given them a hell of a lot of bad PR, so the 180 may have saved them from their former path of business suicide, but we wont see how many customers pissed off by this may not chose to come back.

    Ultimately though this is good news, though i admit i'm a little disapointed that i won't see how it would have panned out. The Xbox One is now a reasonable option for people, its more expensive and less powerful still, but for those interested in its functionality or what Kinect can do, it's now legitimately the better option.

    This 360 owner for one is still getting a PS4 instead, but with these changes, somewhere a year or two down the line when it's a little cheaper with a lot of exclusives, i wouldn't rule it out.

  • This is what ultimately will win the war: The exclusives.

  • no johro.. just no..

    a price of a console means nothing with out the games...

  • All the huge games will be on both consoles.

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