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  1. Xbox One - All You Need to Know (in order to convert to PS or PC)


    #560882013-05-22 11:32:20 *Noodle said:

    THIS THREAD IS OUTDATED. IT'LL STAY AS IT IS THOUGH. JUST IN CASE YOU FORGET.

    news.xbox.com/2013/06/update


    Introducing: XBOX ONE

    http://www.sweclockers.com/image/red/2013/05/21/Xbox_one_0006_Layer+0.jpg?t=paneBanner&k=bb1dca5a


    Smart Console

    http://asset3.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim2/2013/05/21/microsoft-xbox-one-4858_610x407.jpg

    Yesterday, a new generation was revealed. A new generation of talking and gesturing at your television, it seems. Your new Xbox will basically be an alt-tabbing, Windows 8 using, smarth phoning remote controller PC which also plays games. And isn't a PC. This would be pretty cool if these features were not required. Since Kinect comes with the console and requires it to be connected to the console for the console to work I guess we can assume that these features are not optional.


    Discs are for installing the game. Nothing else

    http://www.hometheaterequipment.com/attachments/general-music-discussion-33/399d1322600430-major-labels-dump-cd-disc-format-downloads-end-2012-says-article-broken-cd-.jpg

    All of your physical games will install on to your system and render your disc useless. And what's worse is that you have less than 500gb of space for your games. This means that after a while you will have to uninstall and install everytime you want to play one of your uninstalled games in your library. If I wanted to install my games I would download them from Xbox Live or PSN, not buy a disc. This is Bluray. The disc can handle the game.
    Sub accounts on your system will be able to play these games, but your friend's account won't. If they don't pay a fee that is. Which brings me to my next point.


    Online Pass and used games fee

    Remember EA "discontinuing" Online Pass? Yeah, about that... It wasn't because they saw how stupid the thing was. It was simply because it wasn't needed anymore. Users will have to pay for used games now anyways and now Microsoft is the bad guy. Perfect huh? It is confirmed PS4 will play used games, but I can't find any info if it will require a fee. Only time will tell.


    Always online and requiring an internet connection; there's a difference

    http://t.qkme.me/3tpm9x.jpg

    The Xbox One is not "always online". However it requires an internet connection in order to function. It will need to connect to the internet about every 24 hours in order to confirm everything with your console and games is completely legit. If you don't have an internet connection, too bad, you can't use the system.


    Videos

    Here's a professional rundown of the reveal:


    And here's the point of view I prefer. These videos were done in the heat of the moment and it's pretty obvious. Some points are not valid anymore, but all in all this is my opinion.

    This second video contains some screaming and swearing and extreme biased opinions. While I enjoy them they might not be for you.


    "Xbox, go home." You are drunk.

  2. #560892013-05-22 11:58:09 *DarkChaplain said:

    BUT.....

    WHAT ABOUT THE TV FUNCTIONALITY?! THIS BOX, IT HAS FINALLY CAUGHT UP TO MY 90s TV!!!! THAT HAS TO COUNT FOR SOMETHING?! AND WHAT ABOUT THE SPORTS GAMES?!??!

    Ahem. It is a sad, sad thing that during this 1 hour presentation, there have been more american athletes talking about games than actual game developers. They brushed over the games, they did not show any actual gameplay, all they did was show prerendered footage and cutscenes at best.

    People complained that Sony didn't show their console? Sony showed the games, and how they ran on their PS4.
    Microsoft showed the console, and its mediocre TV features, but then proceeded to not show what actually matters with a gaming console - the games.

    Thank you, Noodle, for making this thread. I wouldn't have managed to stop laughing for long enough. While watching the livestream, I hit my twitter limit, just by retweeting all the sarcasm my timeline brought up - and even the book nerds and reviewers laughed about the thing.
    That's how bad it is.

  3. #560932013-05-22 12:12:31Noodle said:

    all they did was show prerendered footage and cutscenes at best

    ->"Now let's watch some gameplay..."
    ->Shows cutscenes

    Yes, I had a great time reading your retweets :3

  4. #560942013-05-22 12:22:35Kirn said:

    You know, funny thing is, I watched this one-hour introduction this morning and... Before that I kinda wasn't interested in the whole thing, but I saw the link and I thought 'oh, this is that time of the century when they promote new new-gen consoles'... and I was actually optimistic at first...

    But the more I listened and watched, the weirder it got. I mean, okay, it can watch movies, switch channels and open skype... all those things I would rather do on me PC (except watch TV, but I don't watch TV for years now). Okay, it recognizes me and watches me fap... They pretty much didn't show anything that would sell this to me... And then they brought the EA guy and I was like 'nonono, not EA guy, shoot the corporate criminal in the head!'

    All in all, I think the intro wasn't targeted at cynical fucks like me.

  5. #560952013-05-22 12:31:40DarkChaplain said:

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    I didn't even get to make many sarcastic statements of my own, despite skyping with the ever-so-sarcastic Alkaid. I don't think I really... talked to her during the presentation, because it was just so ridiculous, I couldn't process it right away

  6. #561062013-05-22 14:34:43DarkChaplain said:

    No Self-Publishing on Xbox One

    Yup. Sony does Self-Publishing on PS4, and is very open and simple about it. Nintendo does on Wii U. Microsoft? Hell no!

    Independent developers will still require a publisher to release a game digitally on Xbox One, Microsoft has said.

    “We intend to continue to court developers in the ways that we have,” Microsoft Redmond Game Studios general manager Matt Booty told Shack News when asked if developers would still need a publisher to release content on Xbox LIVE.

    He added, “I would also expect that for this new generation, that we’re going to continue to explore new business models and new ways of surfacing content. But Microsoft Studios is a publisher that works with a wide range of partners, as do a lot of other people, to bring digital content to the box.”

    Sony showcased strong indie support when announcing PlayStation 4, going as far to bring out indie game creator Jonathan Blow to showcase The Witness at its February reveal event, and said it will allow developers to self-publish their games. Nintendo’s Wii U also allows self-publishing.

  7. #561082013-05-22 14:43:51DarkChaplain said:

    Really? THAT is your issue? Faster loading and access times, being able to package files more tightly onto the disc and all that comes with installing games instead of playing them off a read-only medium?

  8. #561412013-05-23 00:24:29momo said:

    My issue is withthe concept of only installing the game and being unable to resell it at face value. They're cutting a bit hard into Gamestop's profits by charging the resale fee.

  9. #561422013-05-23 00:46:13DarkChaplain said:

    And how is cutting into Gamestop's profits a bad thing? They're feeding off the publishers but don't give shit in return, and fuck both the industry and customers over as a result of their exploitation of the 2nd hand market.

  10. #561182013-05-22 19:07:33awkwardangels said:

    I'm really, really glad I got a laptop now. Jesus Christ. FIRST WHY IS IT XBOX ONE? THIS IS EVEN WORSE THAN THE WII U.

    WHY DOES IT LOOK LIKE A BIG VCR PLAYER??? OR EVEN A BIG BLACK BRICK???

    IF I WATCHED TO WATCH TV I'D WATCH TV, NOT ON A GAMING CONSOLE???? WHAT IS WITH AL THESE COMPANIES AND TV ANYWAY. USELESS GIMMICKS HOLY FUCK.

    WHERE THE FUCK ARE THE GAMES????????

    I have a lot of feelings sorry.

    I'm kinda glad I bought a 3DS recently too.

  11. #561202013-05-22 19:24:05awkwardangels said:

    What the heck, they couldn't show at least a few games though??? Like seriously it would not hurt to show at least a few games, and save the big, longer gameplay trailers at E3.

  12. #561232013-05-22 20:21:18SENsei said:

    WHERE THE FUCK ARE THE GAMES????????

    Uhhh, did you not see? CALL OF DUTY. That is more than enough. Not just Call of Duty, Call of Duty with a MOTHERFUCKING DOG. Get hyped.

  13. #561252013-05-22 20:36:24DarkChaplain said:

    And here I thought Ashka would be incredibly happy about them showing the box. Because she was very unhappy with Sony not showing theirs...

  14. #561282013-05-22 22:32:49awkwardangels said:

    From the preview Sony showed... The PS4 looks like a big, black brick too. (It was really blury though so who knows) Is this like the new thing with consoles??? Making them look like bricks???

  15. #561402013-05-23 00:23:20momo said:

    MINIMALISM, also BIG BLACK brick could be a euphamism for BIG BLACK DONG that they wanna shove up our asses.

    Well not Sony.

    BASED SONY

  16. #561392013-05-23 00:21:45momo said:

    I would assume it would have SSUSB (USB3.0) support, though non-removable drives is irritating. Why not just have a proprietary plug and sell aftermarket drives for extra income?

  17. #561362013-05-23 00:05:56 *Warlock said:

    I'm just happy to see this thread here. I keep looking at threads on GameFaqs for lulz. MAKE ME PROUD CL!

    @DarkChaplain I bet you can remove it with screws and such, but it'll void Microsoft's warranty! That'll be great for owners!

  18. #561472013-05-23 03:57:21 *Rune said:

    Oh man, I was about to make the thread about this but the fucking research phase was just fracking hilarious. I don't think I can even think anymore!

    But yeah, Xbox One. The reason why it's "One" is because they took out like 359 features from the previous version of course. Not even the Original Xbox is worse than this joker.

    Spoiler Alert: The One feature that they didn't take out was of course... http://www.orlandofamilymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/tv_techtalk_OFM.png

  19. #561522013-05-23 05:50:26 *Kirn said:

    Never bought a console, ever. Not going to start.

    Should have got yourself one instead of a fucking iPhone. Also, you missed a whole generations of good stuff.

  20. #561532013-05-23 06:13:21Chestnut_Rice said:

    I have an Xbox 360. It was a gift. Best present ever, methinks. But this new Xbox is pure crap. Just like wow. Literally built-in DRM.

  21. #561552013-05-23 06:24:40 *Kirn said:

    Ah, gifts... well, that's okay then. Still, if you only had 360 console, you did miss out a lot. Cause not everything is on PC, sadly. Well, now I can use emulators for Sega, NDS and PS2, but still.

    Also, gamespot got new interview today. Pretty much the same crap. Make me really uncomfortable how they try to make all the horrible decisions look like some sort of great things.

    But on gamespot I found a great link. PS4 vs Box1 Twitter Battle! Try to guess before going there, who's winning )