1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Microsoft announces next-generation Xbox One console(uses windows kernel))

Discussion in 'Games' started by natr0n, May 21, 2013.

  1. 15th Warlock

    15th Warlock

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    Messages:
    2,699 (0.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    960
    Location:
    Visalia, CA
    This might explain the reasoning behind it (J/K), found this little gem at gametrailers:

    Don't know if you guys are fans of the Annoyed Gamer, but here are his reactions to the press conference:

    http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/m4yj8z/annoyed-gamer-xbox-one-reaction

    This keeps getting better and better, what a joke :p
    Last edited: May 26, 2013
    THE_EGG says thanks.
  2. LAN_deRf_HA

    LAN_deRf_HA

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    4,516 (1.94/day)
    Thanks Received:
    931
    American wages have been stagnant longer than games have been overpriced. Until wages increase in step with inflation saying things haven't gotten more expensive is just non-sense. For that matter so is bitching about people saying games are too expensive. Get with the times. Games are too expensive for 95% of titles and they suffer for it in sales. Very few games are guaranteed buys at full price. You need a mega franchise to pull that off. For everything else people bargain hunt. Look at steam. At those price people are getting dozens of a games a year, but on consoles those same people are buying only 1-4 games a year. If the free market is saying games are too expensive then they're too fucking expensive. That's the only metric that matters.
    Aquinus and KainXS say thanks.
  3. hellrazor

    hellrazor

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,572 (0.95/day)
    Thanks Received:
    315
    I can't wait to go on facebook and see people to get the "5 hours of porn in a single day" achievement.
  4. NinkobEi

    NinkobEi

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,045 (0.72/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    [​IMG]
    hellrazor and Guitarrassdeamor say thanks.
  5. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,489 (3.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,148
    I really don't understand why people complain about the games. The games will come. Obviously there will be Fifa's and CoD's, but there will also be other games. I really don't understand the issue.
  6. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    42,125 (11.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9,461
    if you have a CoD game now, throw it in the bin. it wont work on the new console, and the playerbase will be split so it wont work as nicely. and then, soon enough, microsoft will shut down all the multiplayer servers. unlike previous generations, this means with no online play and no servers... the console is useless. this aint no NES you can fire up duckhunt every 10 years.
    Ahhzz says thanks.
  7. _JP_

    _JP_

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2,681 (1.69/day)
    Thanks Received:
    734
    Location:
    Portugal
    [​IMG]
    RevengE says thanks.
  8. KainXS

    KainXS

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    5,600 (2.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    501
    so now that the real facts are starting to come in about used games what do you think now

    straight from xbox.com
    and which was discovered after
    The share access part is just sad, the fact that they needed to say that should put you in the mood for this overall situation. The first bit pretty much confirms everyones assumptions that your paying for a disc to install the game like steam now. You can give the game to one person after they have been on your friends list for 30 days and after that the game can not be traded period.(they are stuck with it forever it seems)Then theres the good news, you can trade in used games at certain retailers.(but probably at an elevated price which kinda eliminates it) Where it leaves renting games I have no idea, I personally get games from gamefly from time to time.(found out renting games will die with this approach:()

    now the saddest thing that has been brought out is that publishers can choose whether or not games can or can't be traded in and even if they do they are sold on their terms it seems, so every EA game, you can forget about it, and most other publishers are not going to lose a new game sale vs a used one. Its really a sad situation, microsoft could have stood up like david vs the goliath(publishers) but it seems they chose to stand down, used games look dead. Deliver us onto our publisher gods microsoft, with this hellspawn of a htpc and a console.


    for more info
    http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/main
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06...line?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook

    even worst is that sony will probably do something similar.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2013
  9. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    20,923 (7.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,502
    Games are not to expensive. Any market report you look at show the gaming industry growing faster than most ALL other entertainment industries. Its even larger than the movie industry now.

    Back in 1985 games cost about 39.99 to 49.99. Adjusted for inflation that's close to 100 bucks todays currency. So if you get down to brass tact's games are CHEAPER today then they ever have been before. 59.99 for a game is a STEAL. So really when you cry "Waaaa games are to expensive" all I have to say is maybe you should mow some more lawns and stop buying moon pies and colas from the ice cream man.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2013
    MxPhenom 216 says thanks.
  10. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,162 (2.64/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,654
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    That's why TMM got a job, because Games are so cheap! :p j/k Man! Naw, I'm with you TMM I can remember paying over $79.99 for SNES games.. I can remember my parents buying an Atari 2600 when they came out for $300 bucks! Game prices are fine as long as the dev gets most of it. Game prices fall fast enough, I don't see why anyone can complain over prices. If you don't want to pay $59.99 then wait for it to drop and trust me it will drop.

    OH and check out these killer graphics for the XBox One!

    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 20, 2013
    Crunching for Team TPU
  11. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    20,923 (7.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,502
    I've ALWAYS had a job. Had a full time salary working from home. Just got bored of it.......that and having beer for lunch isn't always a good idea.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 20, 2013
  12. Frag Maniac

    Frag Maniac

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,436 (1.76/day)
    Thanks Received:
    495
    On PC you certainly have more choices too. Most titles at or near launch can be had anywhere from $30-$45. It's consoles where I feel Spector has a point because it's not only 80% of the sales, the games made for them don't have as much work put into them. Also you're not really factoring in how most games are much shorter now.
  13. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,162 (2.64/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,654
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    I know man I was just joking. ;) :toast: And I've had the luxury of working from home and yea it gets boring. :toast: add gaming with beer for lunch and productivity goes down the drain!..lol

    Did anyone check out the LocoCycle trailer? Those graphics have to be for XBox 360...
    Crunching for Team TPU
  14. Ahhzz

    Ahhzz

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2,126 (0.90/day)
    Thanks Received:
    678
    Just stay bent over, console gamers. It'll be easier that way.
  15. RevengE

    RevengE

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,661 (1.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    211
    Location:
    Ohio
    They should have kept the name Xbox 720. One is just stupid... BUT I am not a console guy. It looks like a briefcase.
  16. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,891 (6.81/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,191
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Why did they call it the Xbox One?

    ........................................................................................
    .........................................................................................
    .......................................................................................
    .......................................................................................
    ......................................................................................
    ........................................................................................
    ........................................................................................
    ......................................................................................

    Because they took 359 steps backwards. :rockout: :roll: :laugh:
    remixedcat and RCoon say thanks.
  17. KainXS

    KainXS

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    5,600 (2.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    501
    As much as I hate whats going on with this . . . . thing, I will wait and see what happens with E3 before I TRULY start to hate this thing and really decide if its worth saving any money for, Microsoft has to do alot of damage control in a few days and it might make or break the Xbox brand at this point.

    And Sony is on my list also, they have been sitting back watching, they could be doing much the same Microsoft is.

    the name is pretty stupid yea, I don't know how some people defend that........
  18. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    19,807 (6.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,924
    http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Xb...ng-Windows-7-With-Nvidia-GTX-Cards-56737.html

    So it turns out all the "XboxOne" games shown at E3 weren't running on XboxOne hardware, or even reasonably comparable hardware, they were actually running on high end Windows 7 computers with GTX780 and some kind of liquid-cooled(guessing overclocked) CPU. I'm guessing the real XBoxOne games won't look nearly as good as the ones shown at E3 since the XboxOne isn't anywhere near as powerful as a GTX780... Yet another really shitty move to pull.
    Crunching for Team TPU 50 Million points folded for TPU
  19. Frag Maniac

    Frag Maniac

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,436 (1.76/day)
    Thanks Received:
    495
    Xbox The Thing. It sprouts tentacles and attacks every time you try to disconnect it from the net! LOL
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2013
  20. Ahhzz

    Ahhzz

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2,126 (0.90/day)
    Thanks Received:
    678
    X-Cock!
  21. Guitarrassdeamor

    Guitarrassdeamor

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    976 (0.46/day)
    Thanks Received:
    258
    I'm pretty sure most games there run on hardware like that.

  22. KainXS

    KainXS

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    5,600 (2.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    501
    alot of the time when the final hardware is not available they will either use the dev kits to demo the game or something similar, remember the wii launch, nintendo used modified gamecube dev kits to demo the games at the E3 right before that, if the dev kits aren't available then they use pc's but with this new wave of consoles which are basically pc's anyway, its no real surprise you know, the PS4 games were running on the PS4 dev kits to let u know not normal pc's.

    I would like to know what the xbox one dev kits look like though(it its even has a solid one)
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2013
  23. Ahhzz

    Ahhzz

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2,126 (0.90/day)
    Thanks Received:
    678
    http://kotaku.com/microsoft-is-removing-xbox-one-drm-514390310

    Microsoft gives in, realizes their stupidity :)

    the short and sweet:

    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


    http://news.xbox.com/2013/05/qa
    http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update
    Updated verification from MS X-cock website.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2013
  24. LAN_deRf_HA

    LAN_deRf_HA

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    4,516 (1.94/day)
    Thanks Received:
    931
    Doesn't that mean the PS4 has more DRM on used games than the Xbox one? Thought they said third party games will have the option to restrict. Maybe they'll drop that too in response to this. Funny people wanting you to believe you just have to accept whatever bullshit a company wants to sell you. Proof otherwise here. Be vocal.
  25. erixx

    erixx

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    3,258 (2.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    435
    Is all that limitations stupidity seriously coming from MS? Are they just doing this to "feel" the reactions?

    Some of these things I can understand, like always on: that way when you start gaming your box is updated/patched, maybe?

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page