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Xbox one
#1
So thoughts on the new XBOX ONE reveal?

Here's what I got from it...


What wasn't mentioned in the XBOX ONE reveal was that to use the live tv services you'd need to purchase a separate receiver box that plugs into the back of the XBOX ONE. Most of the services they are offering are only going to be available in the US market, what about the rest of the world?

And used games are another issue. You'll purchase a game, insert the disc in the XBOX ONE, it registers to your XBOX LIVE account, then you can take the disc out and play to your hearts content. Sounds fine, except you decide to bring the game around to a mates house, put the disc in and pay a fee to unlock the game for that persons profile. Or you have a family member in the same house who shares your XBOX ONE and wants to play a game that's registered to your account and not theirs, well you're going to have to pay a fee just the same.

But lets talk about the games, not much focus in this press conference on the gaming aspect of this new 'games' console. There'll be 15 new games coming out within a year of the consoles release. Eight of the games will be new IP. Yet all we seen was more EA Sports and Call of Duty. Even one of MS's staple IP's Halo only made an appearance in relation to a new exclusive TV show for XBOX LIVE. Not really mind blowing next gen stuff here. Of course MS did say this conference was about the console and we'll have to wait until E3 for the games so we'll try contain the disappointed until then.
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#2
From what I've read, the conference was just plain bad. Okay, you want to concentrate on the box itself, then at least give out a complete spec sheet. Instead, you have Mr. Spielberg coming on screen and telling people about a TV series he's making for a supposed "video game" console. Absolutely pathetic showing.
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#3
But to be fair and I know this is not a huge selling point and I by no means mean to start a flame but at least they had the fecking box to show and its freaking huge reminded me of a Betamax video it looked that huge lol.

Halo TV series ? possibly might be good might be like Defiance, (only seen one episode of that so far).

I did like the look fo Cod on it and that Quantum Break game.

Need to see more at E3 before making a decision.

Microsoft has confirmed that second-hand copies of Xbox One games will only be playable if the user pays a fee. The console manufacturer confirmed this to Wired, where it strongly suggested that game installations would be mandatory. "On the new Xbox, all game discs are installed to the HDD to play," the Redmond-based company explained. Because of this, each disc will be tied to a single account lest consumers simply pass a disc around and have all their friends install the game, then play it without the disc. This is why the second-hand fee is being implemented. When asked what if a person just wanted to play a game from the disc without installing it, Microsoft didn't have a response, further suggesting that playing a game without fully installing it won't even be an option. Elsewhere, Microsoft addressed the "always-online" rumours, stating that you'll be able to play games offline. "It does not have to be always connected, but Xbox One does require a connection to the Internet," Microsoft confusingly stated on its official site. "We're designing Xbox One to be your all-in-one entertainment system that is connected to the cloud and always ready. We are also designing it so you can play games and watch Blu-ray movies and live TV if you lose your connection."
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#4
pic for the back of the box too for those interested :

http://i.imgur.com/mUDSuuL.jpg
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#5
I believe Microsoft is going after the non-gamer. They started with the 360 with Comcast. If they plan it correctly by say teaming up with Comcast or another and allowing them to use the Xbox One as a premium "box top" for the company it would bring in a larger user base for both of them.
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#6
Also, although Kinect is included in the box, it must be always connected. There's no option to unplug it and stick it in a wardrobe if you don't like it.

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#7
Ok, a little bit of clarification about used games. As many people on the same console will have access to the game meaning you won't have to buy the game multiple times or pay a fee for each profile on the one machine. But if you bring the game around to a friends house, the 'fee' will be the same price as buying the game new, not a discounted price or a 10euro/dollar fee for the privilege. They will have to pay the full whack.

MS also have a plan for selling used games online but they've not spoke about it yet but will have something to reveal about it in the future.

Here's a link.
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#8
Best thing to come out of the press conference: the Call of Duty dog. Even better, he already has his own twitter.
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#9
Not that I was terribly interested in buying one before today, but today pretty much convinced me that I'm never going to.
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#10
So it doesn't need Internet to play games but it does.
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