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Xbox One event roundup: Microsoft reveals its next-gen gaming console


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#1 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:27 PM

Xbox One event roundup: Microsoft reveals its next-gen gaming console

 

"Will Microsoft's Xbox One be the one gaming console to purchase over the Wii U and PS4? That's a question we'll have to wait until later this year to answer, so let's stick to the present. Redmond made a huge showing across both the software and hardware fronts today, ensuring gamers will have lots to look forward to. Whether you missed parts of the keynote or are looking for specific stories from the event, we've got you covered. Click HERE to find a full directory of today's Xbox One news."

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#2 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:36 PM

Now I can see why Microsoft killed it's media streamer.  With a Blu-Ray drive to go along with it's 500gb HD, this console will be the center of many home theater setups.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

I wonder if the HDMI in will work properly with DirecTV tuners and DVR's. If so, unless Sony shows me something nearly as impressive with its PS then MS may have nailed it. 



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:30 PM

The lack of backwards compatibility will make me sit on the sidelines till a full slate of decent games are released.  The nausea inducing interface doesn't help either.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:41 PM

i'm hoping the xbox 360 price drops, i'll get one of those to do some gaming.  



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:53 PM

Pretty underwhelming really and probably will not be compatible with DirecTV. Hopefully I'll be wrong about that. The XboxOne will also not play used games and this point also seems like a pretty big misstep. Perhaps this will simply be the lay of the land going forward as Sony has yet to confirm or deny their plans on that front.

Will go with the PS4 since I already own a PS Vita and am pretty excited about their compatibility. Can't wait to see what E3 will bring about.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:27 PM

The lack of backwards compatibility will make me sit on the sidelines till a full slate of decent games are released.  The nausea inducing interface doesn't help either.

 

Both Microsoft and Sony went this route. With the complete architecture redesign, it's not a surprise.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:38 PM

Pretty underwhelming really and probably will not be compatible with DirecTV. Hopefully I'll be wrong about that. The XboxOne will also not play used games and this point also seems like a pretty big misstep. Perhaps this will simply be the lay of the land going forward as Sony has yet to confirm or deny their plans on that front.
Will go with the PS4 since I already own a PS Vita and am pretty excited about their compatibility. Can't wait to see what E3 will bring about.


Where are you seeing that they will not let you play used games? That is a flat out lie.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:56 PM

Pretty underwhelming really and probably will not be compatible with DirecTV. Hopefully I'll be wrong about that. The XboxOne will also not play used games and this point also seems like a pretty big misstep. Perhaps this will simply be the lay of the land going forward as Sony has yet to confirm or deny their plans on that front.

Will go with the PS4 since I already own a PS Vita and am pretty excited about their compatibility. Can't wait to see what E3 will bring about.

 

I'll give the benefit of the doubt and assume that you are basing your comment about used games on the recent Wired article. However, Microsoft has stated that is not the case, that the Xbox One WILL support used games as referenced here and here as well as in Microsofts own Q&A page for the Xbox One.

 

Also, Wired updated its "original feature noting that Microsoft contacted them to clarify a plan is in place for used games, but did not detail it. One of Microsoft's official Xbox Support twitter accounts says there are in fact "no fees" associated with used games and the Wired feature is incorrect." Wired's updated article still makes mention of a fee.

 

The details on how Xbox One deals with used games are sketchy at the moment with Microsoft saying they will be supported but it will be different than in the current and previous Gen consoles.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:46 AM

We shall see which way it goes but I'm not confident they will allow used games regardless of what is being said.  Sketchy is the perfect word.. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellwellwell, look what I read here.  The G-Stop president is probably just going by the the above comment though. 

 

http://www.gamesindu...s-can-be-resold


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 05:25 PM

I could care less about the games, but I may get one to supplement the ROKU and ATV.  Just to try something different.  ron



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:00 PM

Microsoft has been quite cagey about its plans for games licensing on the new Xbox One, but multiple reports now suggest there's going to be very little incentive for a second-hand games market anymore, and buyers could get stung with extra charges.

On Thursday Consoledeals.co.uk received a note from a senior member of a UK retailer saying that each second-hand Xbox One game will require a £35 ($53) activation fee to run. The source also claimed that would limit the resale price for used games to 10 per cent off the full retail cost.

 

Now MCV reports another industry source saying that while Microsoft isn't setting prices per se, they are setting up a royalty system for themselves and the game publisher on second hand purchases that provides little incentive for the stocking of a second-hand selection. The store will get about the same percentage of the cost of a game as it would for a new sale.

 

http://www.theregist...hand_games_drm/

 

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:32 AM

Looks like DirecTV is working with Xbox/Microsoft. looking at this http://news.xbox.com...-one-smartglass.  Those are DirecTV channel # locations if I am not mistaken.  Now if Smart Glass can work as well as they say in the article this could/would be very cool.


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