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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2013, 11:33 AM »
Looks like Microsoft's E3 presentation didn't win over gamers...

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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2013, 02:59 PM »
I think it looks terrible for Microsoft, but I'd like to know what kind of poll that is and who's running it before we say that 7% of people are buying an Xbox One and 57% are buying a PS4. 

I'm guessing an online poll at a Playstation fan site, but I'd love to know one way or another.

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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2013, 03:07 PM »
It's from GameFAQs.com - a "non-partisan" web site that caters to hardcore gamers.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/index.html?poll=5117

I wouldn't have posted it if it was from some PS4 fan site.   ;)
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2013, 03:42 PM »
It's from GameFAQs.com - a "non-partisan" web site that caters to hardcore gamers.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/index.html?poll=5117

I wouldn't have posted it if it was from some PS4 fan site.   ;)

Fair enough, but hardcore gamers also have a very different opinion in general than mom's and dads buying video games for 10 or 15 year old's. 

Just saying, they probably aren't examining the whole customer base if the numbers are THAT skewed.

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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2013, 08:44 PM »
Well I'm planning on buying a PS4. I just don't need all the TV crap the xbox one does. I can already do that with my HTPC.
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2013, 04:29 PM »
Rumor:

http://kotaku.com/microsoft-is-removing-xbox-one-drm-514390310

his could be the biggest backtrack in gaming history: Microsoft will reverse course on their DRM policies for Xbox One, dropping their Internet requirements and all restrictions on used games, according to the websites WhatHiFi and GiantBomb.

According to both reports, the announcement will be made today.

UPDATE: Looks like Microsoft is updating their Xbox One Q&A, but the new page isn't live yet. We're updating as we learn more.

Citing multiple sources, GiantBomb says Microsoft has decided to remove a laundry list of Xbox One restrictions that customers considered negative:

No more always online requirement
The console no longer has to check in every 24 hours
All game discs will work on Xbox One as they do on Xbox 360
Authentication is no longer necessary
An Internet connection is only required when initially setting up the console
All downloaded games will function the same when online or offline
No additional restrictions on trading games or loaning discs
Region locks have been dropped

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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2013, 04:47 PM »
So now all you'll need to worry about is Kinect constantly watching you...

It'd be a great victory for consumers if this turns out to be true.
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2013, 07:34 PM »
Unless you have a piece of duct tape or cardboard to put over it.  :P

This appears to be true as of now, so I'm probably leaning away from PS4 now, whereas I was leaning towards it just yesterday.  I like HALO (as do the kids) and the Xbox Controller is much more appealing to me...  I never dug the kid's PS controllers...  I kind of expected this from Microsoft though.  They obviously had a meltdown of consumer support, so I really was expecting something, but not this soon.

I'm still waiting to see these both out for a little bit though.  Definitely not pre-ordering or getting one for the holidays or whatnot.  I want to see both in person first, and let them be out there for a while to see if either has any issues at all that I'd care about.

I guess you can plug your 360 into the One too...  What that does, I don't know, but ok since I have a 360.  Whatever then.
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2013, 07:38 PM »
Unless you have a piece of duct tape or cardboard to put over it.  :P

Nope - won't play if it doesn't detect you.
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2013, 08:09 PM »
I've not read that...  You sure?  I know my Kinect isn't exactly the most accurate.  They'd better have perfected that technology.

That said, I don't think that's gonna bother me anyway...  It can watch me get lazier all it wants.
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2013, 08:07 AM »
They were talking about how for streamed movies the Kinect can count the number of people watching - and if it exceeds the number permitted by license (4 I think), the One will prompt you to pay for additional viewers.  And games won't play at all if the Kinect doesn't see you.
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2013, 10:29 AM »
They were talking about how for streamed movies the Kinect can count the number of people watching - and if it exceeds the number permitted by license (4 I think), the One will prompt you to pay for additional viewers.  And games won't play at all if the Kinect doesn't see you.

Microsoft: "You are in control of when Kinect sensing is On, Off or Paused: If you dont want the Kinect sensor on while playing games or enjoying your entertainment, you can pause Kinect. To turn off your Xbox One, just say Xbox Off. When the system is off, its only listening for the single voice command -- Xbox On, and you can even turn that feature off too. Some apps and games may require Kinect functionality to operate, so youll need to turn it back on for these experiences."
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2013, 12:40 PM »
They were talking about how for streamed movies the Kinect can count the number of people watching - and if it exceeds the number permitted by license (4 I think), the One will prompt you to pay for additional viewers.  And games won't play at all if the Kinect doesn't see you.
I think Bill is making crap up now.

Personally I think the DRM crap will slowly creep back into the xbox and ps4. If that happens, I would boycott any developer (I'm looking at you EA) that enforces it.
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2013, 01:02 PM »
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2013, 01:46 PM »
I'm not making it up!   :P

If companies produced and implemented everything that they had patents for, we'd live in a very different world.  Is there any evidence that they've actually developed that technology and put it into the Xbox One?
« Last Edit: June 20, 2013, 01:47 PM by Rob »