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« on: May 22, 2013, 05:35:23 PM »

What do you guys think about the Xbox One? I think it's gonna flop. They focused on mainly voice commands and Call of Duty. I seriously think that this is gonna be the end of the Xbox. The Wii-U hasn't sold that much of anything recently so that's out of the running for a good next-gen console. The PS4 is looking promising, compared to the Xbox One's presentation. The Xbox One seems to just focus on multimedia and not gaming, as the previous Xbox's were made for. A wrong choice they made was to have no backwards capability, but the thing that made me angry was when I read that you have to pay for used games. I know, PC gaming top-tier and there's no used games, I'm about to be a PC gamer myself this time, gonna have a $300+ PC that can run Skyrim at 720p at 30 FPS, but that has nothing to do with this, we're talking about consoles here. Okay, let's talk about the main features.

The Xbox One seems to focus on TV and voice commands right now. Microsoft said that the gaming portion would be announced at E3, but they could've still shown more than that crap new Call of Duty game trailer. There are too many voice commands for TV, music, etc. The fact is that they (Microsoft) seem to be less oriented on gaming now and seems to be leaning towards a family friendly home movie system. Kinect is something that's gonna be ruined again, nuff' said. The fact that you still have to pay for used games (as I said earlier) really gets to me. Someone who can't really afford that much stuff due to living in a poor city with not that many job openings, like me sometimes, can only really afford used games once they go down. If I were to buy this console (which I won't) and my friend wanted to be able to borrow a new Tales game or some random Xbox game I'd own, he'd wouldn't be able to without paying an unspecified price. No backwards capability makes rooms more cluttered due to the amount of consoles you'd need to put away/have out. My room is cluttered with 2 Gamecubes, 2 Wii's, a PS3, and my PC. An Xbox VHS would just make it more crowded. When a friend of mine stays the night, he has to put his Xbox 360 on the floor due to not having any room to put it, so if I were to buy this new console and put it on the floor, where would his Xbox go? I'm going to buy the PS4 when it comes out (I'll have moved by then and have a bigger room) and get a Wii-U sometime later for Smash Bros. 4, Pikmin 3, and Wind Waker HD, while having a gaming PC. If they had shown some stuff about games instead of focusing on TV or Call of Duty, they probably would've gotten a slightly (I'd say a 1.3%) more positive view on the console itself. I'm not buying this console ever, and anyone who does for gaming itself, no, for anything related to liking this, should have their console burned while they lie tied up and forced to watch. Even if Banjo-Threeie comes out on the system, I won't buy it. Sony better have it right when it comes down to E3 or else next-gen console gaming is finished.

Those are my thoughts on the Xbox One. tl;dr I hate this new console and I won't buy it.
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 11:53:22 PM »

I didn't watch the whole thing, but they're making you pay to use a game that isn't new? That's ridiculous!  Can't borrow a friends to see if you like it, or buy a game used because you can't afford it new... You know, pc may not have used but we get more than enough sales and deals to make up for that...

I think the name is terrible, I get the reasoning behind it but it is not the FIRST xbox! I've never been a huge fan of xbox, I like pc and playstation... The fact that they work so hard to get things first to me just shows how desperate they are for more users... I've always found it annoying that they do that but never enough to say "you know what, screw the ps3/pc, I'm getting the xbox."

They were definitely more focused on the tv part and voice commands, which is nothing new imo.  360 had voice commands!  I'm sure it's "new" and "upgraded" or whatever but still... silly.  And my brother and I both watched the cod thing, where they say they have a new engine and better graphics and make things look so much better... we both had the same thought "... it looks the same as the past few years" It doesn't look any "better" than other shooters out there.  And for one it is because of how the graphics are stylized.  Look at bf3, definitely looked better than the new cod's graphics.  Much more realistic.  Hell, even bfbc2 has more sense of realism than cods.  They have a "new" engine, make some damn use of it!
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 04:17:57 PM »

Back with new information. Microsoft said in a Q&A that there will be no fee to play games at other people's house. You still have to install the game, but you won't have to pay to play. You can still have friends borrow the game and such, as long as you still have the physical copy of the game kept when you install it on the hard drive, your friends can still play the game if they are able to sign in to your Xbox LIVE account. The used games thing is hazy though. Microsoft did not clarify that you had to pay for used games. They only specified The no backwards capability seems to be true though, as stated in the Q&A.

Link to the Q&A: http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/05/phil-harrison-xbox-one

EDIT ON NEW COD ENGINE: This basically has something to do with the end your comment Taylynne. So I was browsing /v/ and I came across a thread that linked me to a specific article that caught my attention. The article is basically an interview with Zack Volker, lead animator at Infinity Ward, and he states this, “When we’re talking about a new engine we’re talking about upgrading significant systems within in that engine. We’re not talking about throwing it all away and saying we’re starting from the ground up.....impossible to develop a new engine from the ground up in a two year cycle”. Everyone probably of course knew that the Call of Duty franchise uses the same engine over and over again with new add on's, but here's proof that they do.
http://www.officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk/2013/05/23/call-of-duty-ghosts-new-engine-explained-were-not-throwing-it-all-away-and-starting-from-the-ground-up/
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 07:55:14 PM »

Kinect and Game News this time

So the Kinect 2.0 is coming to PC. No need to rub your eyes, yes, you read that correctly. Microsoft (specifically Ben Kilgore) said that the Kinect would be made to work with PCs and would be that the Kinect would be released for the platforms "...at some point down the line". In other news,the Kinect will also be on 24/7. I think this isn't a good thing a lot of the time. For starters, a friend of mine who is hell-bent on buying an Xbox One, would suffer from me being at his house. Remember when I said that the Kinect has voice commands? That's exactly why he'll suffer. At any time, I could say any command to the Xbox and it would do it, unless it has voice recognition. He'd be playing Forza 5 (confirmed for Xbox One at E3) and I could say "Xbox, go home" and then the Xbox would go to the home menu. The fact that Skype can happen anytime too (all someone has to do is tell the Xbox to call a specific person) is a real big problem. You could be doing your own thing, cleaning whilst listening in music, watching TV on your Xbox, watching a movie, etc. and a friend would call you and interrupt whatever you were doing. Of course, you could probably go Offline like you could on the 360, but that barely changes the fact that your friend can interrupt your stuff and just stare at you through his lousily placed Kinect module-thingy.

 Now for the games (hurrah!) During the reveal, Microsoft only showed a trailer for Forza and a trailer for Caw-a-Doody (Call of Duty) but that was about it. They said after the reveal that more would be shown at E3. I have done some scrounging around on the Interwebz and found the webpage for games shown at E3. Ignoring handhelds, there are so far: 17 games for the Xbox One, 25 games for the PS4, 32 games for the Xbox 360, 57 games for the PS3, 22 games for the WiiU (including Smash Bros. 4 Cheesy ) and over 60+ for the PC.

Kinect for PC: https://www.develop-online.net/news/44273/Kinect-2-support-coming-to-PC
Kinect always on: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/156515-kinect-for-xbox-one-an-always-on-works-in-the-dark-camera-and-microphone-what-could-possibly-go-wrong
E3 Game List: http://digthatbox.com/e3_expo_2013_the_big_game_list.html
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2013, 05:08:21 PM »

PC will dominate next-gen consoles when the Oculus-Rift is officially released its ambitious, and will revolutionize games.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2013, 11:54:22 PM »

PC will dominate next-gen consoles when the Oculus-Rift is officially released its ambitious, and will revolutionize games.

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2013, 11:12:49 PM »

PC will dominate next-gen consoles when the Oculus-Rift is officially released its ambitious, and will revolutionize games.
Yes, yes, all of my yes!
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2013, 09:40:35 PM »

It sure will, by the looks of it.
Hopefuly minecraft turns out well for the xbox one though.
Don't want it to be a complete flop.  Smiley
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