May 31st 2013 2:11 pm PT

How to watch the Xbox E3 2013 Media Briefing

E3 is almost here, so I wanted to let you know how you can watch the Xbox E3 2013 Media Briefing show
“Xbox: A new Generation of Games Revealed.”

Watch the main event live at 12:30p ET/9:30a PT/16:30 GMT via the live global stream that will be available on Xbox LIVE and Xbox.com. If you are in the US or Canada, you can also watch the broadcast on Spike TV. 
The show will be 90-minutes and be presented without commercial interruptions.

The full show will be available later in the day for viewing via video on demand on Xbox.com and Xbox LIVE.

PLUS That Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I’ll be hosting a live one-hour show from the show each day. During each hour we’ll take a closer look at some of the announcements, interviews with developers, gameplay and more.

Show Day Time Where watch

Xbox: A new Generation of Games Revealed

June 10 12:30p – 2p ET Xbox LIVE Xbox.com &
Spike TV (US/Canada)
Xbox @ E3 – LIVE coverage from the show June 11 7p – 8p ET Xbox LIVE (Silver and Gold)
Xbox @ E3 – LIVE coverage from the show June 12 7p – 8p ET Xbox LIVE (Silver and Gold)
Xbox @ E3 – LIVE coverage from the show June 13 7p – 8p ET Xbox LIVE (Silver and Gold)
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Update: Here is a trailer showing some of the hosts I’ll be working with for the Xbox @ E3 shows

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E3, Events, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • disqus_vkwyaBuO48

    the new Xbox is fine hardware wise, both next gen consoles are almost identical except for ram. the Xboxone is going to play games just like the 360 but faster and better. i really dont think games are the issue at all. its the other issues that everyone is screaming about that actually matter.
    there are some people that keep saying wait until E3 when they show games and it wont matter because it will be great….. well of course to a certain degree. but if they show off the same games that will be available for multiplatforms and use that as a selling point it will be disappointing. i am looking forward to seeing great 1st party games and i know they will come strong with it. i am excited to see those brand new IP’s, i just hope they are not centered around kinect.

    • Jason Andrew Hahn

      I agree I could give a damns about the kinect for the most part and I want the major issues addressed but to be completely honest I would love 1 title that was like the “wii fit” on Xbox, I loved that, lol.

      • John

        I agree as well, they need to show a good bunch of AAA titles and 3rd party exclusives should remain exclusive now. No more mister nice guy from MS and allowing that content on other platforms after a certain amount of time, otherwise it’s just a waste of money.

    • ElektroDragon

      1/3rd less shaders in GPU. Not identical.

      • sjp77

        I bet you wouldn’t even notice the difference…. lol

        • ReadTheArticlePlz

          I have to agree here, maybe it’s because I wear glasses and my eyesight isn’t the best but I still have a hard time telling HD vs SD unless they are side by side. There is a reason TV stores put a crappy brand tv next to the high dollar tv’s. Maybe some super tv buff will be able to tell the difference but I think most regular users won’t notice.

    • Hugoku

      I don’t see a big jump graphically either so both Sony and MS will have to pull out some big guns if they want me to jump to the next gen bandwagon early on. Otherwise will probably wait a couple of years.

  • Andy Wilding

    And the reason for the push of used games is because of publishers being greedy taking a big cut on new game sales. used games is not the problem gamestop is not the problem. go to the top of the chain to find the problem

  • dante

    if u make a console and if its not the most powerful and the fastest y make it ? ms makes 20 billion n revenue last year. sony sells 3 buildings for 1.1 billion each and still can make that kind of money (sony revenue 457 million) but sony can have better gpu and ram ms tell us y.

    • John

      Because the most powerful console never won the generation.
      The more affordable price and richer content are the factors that determine the highest adoption. MS knows this very much so and if they can undercut the PS4 by about $100 (when looking at the internals it is very much possible) and show must-have games at E3, then Sony will lose the war anyway as the PS4 is make or break for Sony.

      • disqus_vkwyaBuO48

        your also forgetting that Sony was 1 year behind the 360 release. that’s a whole year of selling a console with no competition. people are very impatient and want whats new now. Sony finally caught up and passed 360 in world wide sales. this time around its going to be much different since they both will release in the same time frame.

        • John

          That has never been proven as Sony sneakily combined PS3 with PS2 since the past two financial years to artificially inflate their numbers, same with the Vita and the PSP. VGChartz’ numbers are complete BS as they do massive corrections in the multiple millions at a time.
          But for the sake of a proper response to your argument, it is void as the Wii won the current gen in terms of corporate financial success.
          If the PS4 and XBO both launch at the same time, offer identical features when it comes to games but one is cheaper than the other and has more games to offer, which one do you think will sell more? MS simply has to deliver on the games and it will sell for the gamers, no matter what BS is rumored and spewed on the internet. 15 exclusives is not nothing, like so many of you are twisting this into.

        • Does Not Equal

          But neither Sony nor Microsoft won that war. The least-powerful console won that war by a landslide.

          • kingcrusher

            So true…

          • Juan Carlos Cancela

            Some people thinks that GDDR5 vs GDDR3 is going to define who will be the next winner. Men, PS1 was a complete revolution, beating the Nintendo 64, that was much, much more powerful.

        • Juan Carlos Cancela

          Based on the fact that PS2 sold almost 5 times more consoles than original Xbox (150 vs 30 millions), 360 was, without a doubt, a complete success. And the PS3, a complete failure. It had all the advantages to be the clear leader of this generation, but failed, giving 360 the chance to be at pair in one generation time.

        • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

          I still dont believe they passed them in worlwide sales, and I have never seen a link that has proven that to me yet. Untill VGChartz reflects it, I call bullshit.

          • Dylan

            Is reported everywhere. The PS3 surpassed the 360 back in December.
            Bulk of 360 sales are in US. 360 DOMINATES in the US. But not worldwide.

            http://www gamesindustry biz/articles/2013-01-09-idc-game-consoles-discs-to-remain-revenue-mainstays-for-years-to-come

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            I still don’t believe it. It is too unclear if any of these website artcles holds any merit to me.

          • Dylan

            Read the article. The IDC research group made the findings, not some fanboyish blog.
            Don’t know what it takes to make you believe it, but it happened.

            http://www. pcadvisor co uk/news/game/3419682/idc-total-ps3-sales-top-xbox-360/

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            It’s ok Dylan I know you tried and I’m really not even arguing with you. I do think it’s possible they are so neck and neck anything is possible. All I’m saying is that It takes alot to make me believe anyone.. especially when I don’t know the validity of these websites and articles.

            Anyhow just wanted to clear that up.. I’m going to take a look at this right now and thank you for the link!

          • Dylan

            No problem. Lot of them out there, just search “xbox 360 vs ps3 worldwide sales” and you’ll find some stuff.

          • Guest

            NOPE, that was a PREDICTION report. They were based on trends from the year before and didn’t reflect the huge market drop of last year. I smell a PlayStation fanboy spinning things.

          • Dylan

            Way to assume things.
            I dont care who won or lost. They both lost to the Wii.

          • Dylan

            “The estimations by IDC are in line with recent sales figures released by the companies. Microsoft has said that as of September 2012 it sold 70 million units of its gaming device, while Sony has announced it sold 70.2 million. Nintendo sold over 97 million Wii units through the same month.”

          • John

            You do realize that VGChartz’ numbers are even bigger bullshit right? They do massive corrections in the multiple millions without any basis and they don’t even know where they are tracking wrong.

            The only true numbers are the quarterly financial reports from both Sony and MS and since Sony combines both consoles and both handhelds since last year to artificially inflate their numbers, nothing can be proven anymore. But the PS2 still sold a LOT (more than 4 million) last year, so if that momentum continued (according to Sony it did), the PS3 is still behind the Xbox 360.

            That IDC prediction report was off and didn’t account for many recent trends and numbers. IDC is often wrong in their predictions. The most famous one is the market share from the beginning of the generation.

            http://www abload de/img/350px-projectedconsol47umc.gif

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Don’t believe the nonsense sorry. Don’t care to debate the validity of the argument either.

      • dante

        I know about the most powerful console never won. but even with all the tv stuff ms showed for the xboxone if ms came out and said the console is capable of 3 teraflops then us gamers can say atleast we r getting the most powerful console. and nobody would be mad about the tv os

    • ElektroDragon

      I’ll tell you why: Sony is an electronics company trying to sell you the best piece of electronics (game console) and the games that will get you to buy it. Microsoft is a jack of all trades software and services company to whom the hardware is a commodity, and they are more interested in selling you subscriptions for multiplayer gaming (Gold), selling advertising to its partners that you get to suffer with, selling you TV shows so it gets a cut from its media partners, etc. etc. Much more of a gamer’s money spent on Sony hardware gets reinvested into games and hardware, whereas much more of the money thrown at Microsoft gets retained as profit. This is obvious in what you get from Gold vs what you get from Plus alone. This is also why Xbox One will be cheaper than PS4. Not because MS is being kind, but because its an underpowered commodity designed to get you to consume their services, not a cutting edge piece of electronics wanting you to consume games so much.

      • ElektroDragon

        The ironic thing is, at the start of this gen, roles were reversed. It was MS who had the cutting edge hardware (especially when you consider the one year gap) and Sony who was mainly interested in selling you a BluRay player. But the roles quickly began to reverse as the years went by. Anyone remember the hardware announce teaser video that MS released alongside the MTV reveal in 2005? Blew me away and sold me 360 on the spot. Nothing like that happened this year. It was Sony who had the blow me away sell it to me on the spot reveal and MS had nada. Look I own both consoles, had the 360 first, and my 360 library is bigger by a factor of 10 to 1. I’m not a fanboy. I just presented the facts.

      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        Before this PR fiasco for the past few years, I would have called you a Sony Fanboy and dismissed all this to a tee. Now that MS has shown their true colors.. that their content partners means more to them than a focus on gaming.. I find everything you have to say enlightening here. There are far too many negatives for the xbox one whether they are rumors or turn out to be true.

        But keep in mind if sony does this too… we might want to spare ourselves the humilation bud. For all we know they could both be in cahoots with each other with the publishers on this. I hope its not true but we really don’t know yet.

    • barry3218

      because sony still believes hardware sells the platform, but whats the point in having such powerful hardware when you dont have an adequate online service or exclusives that really stand out. uncharted was a male tomb raider before anyone even mentions that game, the best exclusive for me was heavy rain and i gaurantee if they took the time it would have been able to run on 360 granted on 2 discs but still it could have.

  • ElektroDragon

    1/3rd the shaders bro. Sorry you don’t know what the means. That means lower frame rates, lower resolutions, and the slower RAM means muddier textures. I can’t wait for Lens of Truth and EuroGamer Face Off to dig into next gen.

  • Mik3t

    Please deliver on that promise of games, games, games

    • HellspawnRei

      I prefer answers,answers,answers.

      • RED360

        Ya they could have all the best games at E3 still wont matter to me.

        • Mik3t

          Yet here you are posting about a system you have no interest in… lol

          • RED360

            Interest is dependent on the answers and not the shinny.

          • ReadTheArticlePlz

            No, for many of us the hardware and games are not the issue. I have full faith in the xbox 1 having amazing games, I have full faith that the xbox 1 will be an amazing piece of hardware. Me, and many other people here, have issues with the policies Microsoft is going to have with this system. There is some potentially scary stuff in there and we would like those questions answered before we decide where to spend our money. The games at E3 are not important to many of us because we are not going to go “answer our policy questions microsoft…light show, cool game, famous person endorsing game, more lights..loud music…cool cut scene….ummmm… what was I saying…Oh yea Wooo Microsoft… Xbox 1 rules!!!”

      • Hugoku

        I’d rather get both!

    • Bert

      Answers answers…And maybe “we have heard the gamers and current 360 owners issues”. Thats how they should start the show…

  • dante

    ms if the xboxone is 299 day buy

    • kingcrusher

      I would really love to see MS go that low to get it in everyone’s home. You know the magic number will be $499 for this new system. I can pretty much guarantee that. But oh boy, what a blow it would be to Sony if MS came out at $299. Would be amazing.

    • Maurice Wilburn

      I think the most realistic number is 399$

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        i will buy it in a heart beat for $399 drm and all–probably– but at $499 i will pass it in a heart beat.

  • DovahChief

    im all exited i really hope all those new ip to be good games intead of a bunch of kinect only titles

    • Maurice Wilburn

      I won’t mind a few Kinect titles, I still think Kinect games could be cool assuming they’ve worked the kinks out.

      • John

        I don’t mind a FEW of them being Kinect. But the majority of them should be for the core (with optional Kinect if needed).

      • DovahChief

        i wont mind either if they cuould make an inmersive experience even on kinect i wont mind but i think last e3 they showed 8 kinect titles and very few other exclusives all i want is variety i mean no more than 60% of kinect only and dont really mind if all the others have kinect optional function

  • Juan Carlos Cancela

    My question is: Why so many Sony fanboys on an Xbox evangelist blog? Are you masochists, or what?

    • kingcrusher

      lol, they think the are going to sway people with their silly ramblings. They must have just come from IGN’s site.

      • Juan Carlos Cancela

        haha, yeah, highly probable. Blabling about Sony in forums seems to be funnier than playing with PS3! :P

    • Jamie Putnam

      My PS3 is an awesome Bluray player (most of the time) and okay for games when my 360 is otherwise occupied.

    • Orlɛanž

      Oh look, its Juan, the Xbone.

      • MrRadiolips

        So awesome.!!

      • kingcrusher

        That’s only to be released in Mexico, and texas, Arizona, and California, and where I live in the area between 10th and 25th street on the East side of Wall Avenue.

      • Juan Carlos Cancela

        Its kind of racist to do photos like this. Anyway, im not Mexican.

    • dante

      Sony fanboys r always online taking s!@#

    • Boss

      Cause they haven’t had news about the PS4 since FEB

      • Juan Carlos Cancela

        So since you dont have news about PS4, blaming X1 is your fav sport.

  • Bert

    Well…. Suppose I had the link to the stream and I wanted to share it with a friend…Do i need to sign on to HIS computer…..Damn….venting again

    • Jamie Putnam

      No. Well maybe or maybe not. You could try it, but it may not work. At least this is the info I’ve been getting of late.

    • Does Not Equal

      How do you share a streaming video? You can both watch it on your own computers.

      • Bert

        Just messing around with the used game policy….

  • Morgon Britton

    Maybe it is the other way around I’m not sure.

  • kingcrusher

    I would have read this whole post, had it been organized. Sorry, can’t read it like that.

  • kingcrusher

    To me, this has turned into more of a spectator’s event than anything. Seeing how MS response should be a major event in Vegas. Wonder what the odds are for a reversal of the thought process? What are the odds for the consumer speaking loud enough to get things the way they want them? This could be bigger than Mike Tyson! :-)

    • Guest

      The consumer =/= just the core gamer (who are the only ones that whine on the internet). The target audience for the Xbox One goes far beyond that small entitled group of people.

      • Bush O Connor

        but its than small audience that gets companys through the hard times. that larger group will most likely buy an xbox for kinect play it for a week and never buy anything for it again. the smaller hardcore group will spend a lot more in the long run.

      • DarkMaturus

        It’s us hard core gamers that recommend consoles to friends and family. They listen to us becuase we are the nerds that know the nity-grity details. I’ve talked several people into buying a 360 over a PS3. tl;dr Screw us on used games and I will hurt your sales MS, period!

        • Guest

          For someone with matures in his name, all I see is an immature entitled little b*tch.

          • ElektroDragon

            And in you I see a corporate puppet with no backbone.

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        small entitled? you are a troll. go back to wiiU blogs where you belong.

        • Liquidfx Xboxdude

          lol this troll is logging in the 3 or 4 accounts to vote up his comments and vote others down. lol lol lo what a TROLL!

      • dante

        u r right then the xboxone should be $299 maybe that’s y ms said we r going 2 kill sony at e3

      • BADASS GAMING

        Whine on the internet huh? Consumers aren’t educated enough to understand what’s going on. Without “core gamers”, these people wouldn’t have the money to make this system so ya I their opinions do matter.

        Can’t wait to see MS try to spin all these allegations and then watch as the xbox one flops horribly

        • http://www.facebook.com/TheTrueDiablix Joe De Sousa

          You will need to be a in dream world to see the Xbox One flop. First off, most core-gamers whom bought an Xbox 360 are looking forward to the Xbox One. The main ones putting all these negative spins on it are Sony fanboys and MS haters, ie people that Microsoft wasn’t selling to anyway. As my proof of this claim, check the pre-order data out there. In a mesely 24 hours since it was announced, the Xbox One got more pre-orders than the PS4 got in 3 months of being pre-ordered since it’s announcement and has continued to out-pace the PS4’s pre-order figures on a day-to-day basis as well. It is setting all kinds of pre-order records with it’s massive number of pre-orders and hype for it is merely increasing, while the Sony fanboys and several gaming sites go out of there way to falsely slander it, and they whine and complain that their lies and slander aren’t having any negative effect.

          • ReadTheArticlePlz

            I dunno, I would rate myself an xbox fanboy and I have some ser5ious concerns about this systems policies (notice I said policies, not hardware, not games). Also pre-orders don’t mean much now-a-days as many places like Amazon don’t require a pre-order reservation fee. If it was all Gamestop preorders where you have put down 50 or more dollars that’s one thing but if it is all Amazon pre-orders it means nothing.

  • John

    This, exactly this!

  • Bush O Connor

    im amazed they managed to run BF3 on consoles with 512mb of ram.

  • Jamie Putnam

    Outside of the games, I am really hoping to see another demo of Illumiroom. This could a cool add-on. I haven’t heard if they have killed the project.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TheTrueDiablix Joe De Sousa

      The Illumiroom is still in production, they haven’t killed it. The reason they haven’t announced much about it is most likely that they don’t want for anything to take even part of the spotlight away from the Xbox One.

      • Jamie Putnam

        Good to hear. It would be awesome to see the room go red when I get shot or to have snow/rain in my living room.

        • kingcrusher

          Or the whole room go red when the system red rings lol. Couldn’t resist that one.

          Yep, I like the concept, will be cool if they can make it work well, I’d get it.

  • dante

    Thank u ms 4 taking my advice with your one on one interview now i understand now how the console works .now under cut sony and go 4 the kill at e3 and say xboxone only $299

    • kingcrusher

      IF MS fixes our biggest concerns and releases it at that price point, it would be not only a miracle, but probably the biggest blow to Sony they’ve ever seen. MS has the resources to do it, and they have the partners to help offset the costs. I would LOVE to see them do this and gain not only our confidence back, but that of the rest of the gaming community.

      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        Personally I have the opposite opinion.

        I would rather have an expensive console with a way to pay part, ideally ALL of the cost over a year or two, rather than a cheap system where they had to cut corners to get it to that price.

        I mean sure, it would be great to have an expensive console heavily subsidised (the best of both worlds), but I don’t think Microsoft or Sony will risk that as I think these consoles are going to take much longer to get established than last time. There are so many people happy with their current investment a lot less disposible income than at the time of the last console launch.

        • kingcrusher

          I’m not talking them cut any corners. They make their money off of fees from companies making games for them. The more homes it is in, the better they do when a game sells well, or an app, or whatever it is.

          The bottom line is, they need to get this puppy into as many homes as possible in as short a time as possible to start raking in that income. Getting the system cost down doesn’t mean cutting any corners, it means them taking a hit per console sold to get the numbers up there, so they don’t run into developers waiting to develop until there are greater numbers.

          It all boils down to whether MS is willing to take a loss in order to secure a foothold in our homes.

          • Alex_Atkin_UK

            But that is my point, who is going to risk taking a loss this time around? It paid off last time but its a VERY different financial climate than it was back then.

            I want a cheap powerful console a much as the next person, but a subscription model is a reasonable compromise if that isn’t possible.

          • kingcrusher

            Systems sell at a loss. That’s just the way that it has to be. How much of a loss is up to the developer to decide. With the Wii U, they stated that they start making money the second they sell one game. So their loss was minimal (like a couple dollars).
            Who knows what we’ll see this time around. I just hope they keep the price where people can still afford it.
            I’m not too keen on the subscription idea for basically making payments on the system. If it comes down to it (with both the PS4 and the XBone) I’ll just wait until I have the lump sum. I definitely don’t want to get caught in a payment type system.
            But either way, hopefully it’s just a great system and they fix the complaints that people have so that we can just concentrate on the games. This generation will certainly be interesting.

    • John

      That would not only destroy the PS4, but probably Sony as well, looking at the shape they are in now and already being torn apart by shareholders. They’ve invested a lot in the R&D of the PS4 (and into the useless DS4 features) and if they have to sell the PS4 at a loss, well it would be over for Sony PlayStation as they can’t defend that to their shareholders anymore.
      MS does have the resources to pull it off. It all depends on how much MS is willing to sell at a loss (if they even do at that price as the components wouldn’t indicate so) to push the competition out of viability. We will see at E3.
      Sony already has the low availability of high density GDDR5 modules working against them and that might jack up the price for them as well.

      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        I disagree, I think its good DS4 has innovated with its functionality, if only they had fixed the horrible analog stick placement too.

        I used to think having a speaker in the controller was a gimmick, but I played Sonic & All-Stars Racing on Wii U and its surprisingly more engaging as it adds more to the surround sound. When I switched to the Xbox 360 version (as I could trade in the Wii U copy for Xbox 360 with profit) I missed those effects.

        Also having a touch pad on the controller is a damn site easier to use than Kinect ever will be. Waving your arms around quickly gets tiring and is hard to be accurate without tactile feedback.

        • kingcrusher

          Have to agree with your thoughts here. Very true.

        • ElektroDragon

          Agree but nothing wrong with DS4’s analog stick placement unless you maybe have monster hands and play with your thumb joints?! It is symmetrical. You hands are symmetrical, so I don’t see the problem here.

          • Alex_Atkin_UK

            Symmetry does not automatically make good ergonomics.

            The Wii U gamepad is symmetrical the other way around which makes it more comfortable than dual-shock, but its not shaped well to my hands so the uneven pressure on my palm does feel a little painful after an hour or two. Then again, you are supposed to take hourly breaks so for all I know it might be intentional so you don’t have long gaming sprees.

            The problem with dual-shock is its still based on the original Playstation controller design where they slapped on two analog sticks on the bottom with little regard for how we are supposed to reach them. They are too low down, too central.

            Just hold your hands in front you right now as if you are holding an invisible controller, your thumbs will be resting near your fingers. With your fingers on LR1&2 I literally have to stretch my thumbs to their limit to reach the analog sticks, it cramps my hands instantly and means I can never get a good grip on the controller. DS4 looks like it might be slightly different, so I am hopeful they finally fixed this issue.

            Even the Xbox 360 controller is symmetrical, you basically have the same “controller zones” its just the analog zones don’t match. It makes total sense as the analog stick and buttons you use the most are in the easiest to reach zone, with the less used analog stick and D-Pad in the “slightly less comfortable to use” zone. However even that is not even slightly as hard to stretch towards as the dual-shock analog sticks.

            Its called ergonomics people. I can only think that people who love dual-shock either grew up playing so their hands actually developed around that design as children, or they are lucky and have perfect hands that can deal with anything. I was already an adult with early-onset arthritis by the time dual-shock came out, it was painful from day one and my hands were already fully developed so couldn’t adapt.

            At the end of the day, a good gamepad design shouldn’t hurt anyone. You shouldn’t have to adapt “that much” to a controller. Even the original chunky Xbox controller was fine for me, its literally only dual-shock I ever had such a big problem with.

    • EnyOne

      According to GameStop, Both PS4 and Xbox One will be priced less than the PS3 ($600/$500) and Xbox 360 ($400/$300) were at launch according to a financial executive that works at GameStop. Michael Pachter, everyone’s new favorite analyst it seems, believes that the Xbox One will retail at $399 and PS4 at $349, and I seriously doubt his predictions just because Sony 8GB of GDDR5 RAM is going to cost a LOT. I could see personally that PS4 will be at $450 and Xbox One possibly at $350 or even $400 because of Kinect adding to the price..

      Sources: Google “gamestop consoles will be less than” and “pachter predicts ps4 xbox one cost”

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheTrueDiablix Joe De Sousa

    I suggest you do research into the matter, then. From what I’ve found, a majority of gaming sites are knowingly falsely slandering the Xbox One. Do some investigation and you’ll find that 1. A lot of the stuff on gaming sites that is even partially true has been purposely twisted to sound significantly worse than it truly is, 2. A lot of what’s on gaming sites is blatant lies to slander the Xbox One, and 3. Microsoft designed the Xbox One as a gaming console first and foremost, and everything else second.

    It doesn’t make one a fanboy to look into matters either. It only makes one a fanboy to blindly march.

  • Sam

    As far as Used games goes, I am very aware The Xbox One will make it possible to take your Used game and give it to someone else. The problem is when that person puts it in the system installs it on their drive which will be required now, has to pay an extra fee. This is unacceptable being the Disc was already bought for $60.00!

  • GmailIsDown

    Sony just reiterated their stance regarding to DRM. Sony won’t require online registration and it is up to the publishers to do that. This is in sharp contrast with Xbox One’s (rumored) periodic online check DRM. Even thought I agree this might just be clever marketing trick as it still leaves room for them to do that, it is still sad to see Microsoft getting all the hate and losing the PR battle since the Xbox One announcement. Your sluggish response (or, the lack of thereof) is turning away existing and potential customers.

    Assuming all of the rumors and what not that we have heard about DRM is true (that PS4 won’t require/impose online activation and Xbox One needs to activate every game online every frigging day), I’ll probably still get an Xbox One but will shift my main console to PS4. Xbox Live may offer better online services, multiplayer experience, and security, It is still better to have a console that will not revert to a big dumb blu-ray player when the Internet connection is down.

    • John

      That isn’t new, that was said directly after the conference on the 20th of February.
      And it’s just like you say, they aren’t saying there won’t be any DRM and the things you state on the Xbox One have been debunked already.

      • GmailIsDown

        Where has it been debunked? I was referring to what Microsoft VP Phil Harrison has told Kotaku, which is the worst piece of information I’ve learned about Xbox One so far (that not only games will require online activation, and online activated games will need to be re-activated periodically, and what Mr Harrison believed was every 24 hours). Microsoft responded after Harrison’s remark, basically saying that it was “possible”.

      • Dylan

        From Microsoft’s own website. Internet is required. Connect the dots.
        (and fill the spaces with dots in link)
        The online activation and online check-ins haven’t been debunked yet. Not sure why you’re telling people otherwise.

        http://news xbox com/2013/05/%20qa

  • Giorgos78

    man are you reading our massages?? Give us the countdown clock code so we can put it in forums and start talking about it…. i already sent it this messages to you 10 times or more …….what doe it take to get an answer??

    • John

      You can create the exact same one at countingdownto(dot)com. I found the script in the webpage source but somehow it wont let me embed the same object in another page.

      • Giorgos78

        i know but adding exact time or color gets you to be premium and want you to pay!!!……. we beg to help this guy!!! he is borred as hell!! first time he did it on pastebin, 4000 viewers copyed the code…last time i checked

  • Boss

    Metal Gear Solid 5 ?

  • Giorgos78

    i think you are getting borred of your job!! …tell me on raeazon exept of getting borred why you didnt put the countdown clock code on pastebin

    • John

      Please stop spamming.

      Anyway, look at the source for this webpage.
      Look for the second header opening and simply copy
      It works on html pages you publish yourself, but most bulletin boards won’t support it this way and neither will Disqus.

  • Kal-El-001

    crossing fingers, hope you guys dont crush my gamer dreams

  • EnyOne

    I wonder if we’ll see Fortaleza, Microsoft’s take on kind of Google Glass and virtual reality. I like the concept that 3DS has with AR Cards and doing a crossover between digital and real life. I doubt we’ll see it this year because the spotlight is on Xbox One and its games, but maybe next year, along with illumiroom .

    • GmailIsDown

      I hope Fortaleza Glasses were not just a rumor. I’m excited about IllumiRoom, but Fortaleza glasses could be way cooler, and I think it is entirely possible with current technology, if Microsoft manages to get the cost down. Coupled with Kinect and IllumiRoom, we’ll be one step closer to a real holodeck.

  • Getsuga_Tensho

    Quit the spam already. If you want a countdown clock to embed that badly then just make your own. It’s not hard to find a site that offers that and put in the time yourself.

  • ElektroDragon

    XB1 will sell for less because they will give you a Live contract bundle fiasco deal again.

  • Samuelxc

    Resume : Kinect games Kinect games Kinect games Kinect games Kinect games Kinect games Kinect games Kinect games, HALO HALO HALO HALO GEARS GEARS GEARS FORZA FORZA FORZA Kinect games Kinect games Kinect games Kinect games

    • Xhawk27

      You haters are like a broken record. 8 new IPs that are core games.

      • barry3218

        exactly, i cant wait for an e3 highlight video which will probably go like this, games, games, games, games, xbox live, indie games, new arcade store, exclusives, hideo kojima and david hayter come on stage and announce the fox engine is capable of being scaled to next gen conoles and that david hayter will be voicing snake. BUT PS fanboys will still bring up the reveal because its all they will have to go on.

        • Guest

          It’s called fear. They know that if MS augments their market share next gen there might not be a PlayStation and even Sony brand to go back to.

      • barry3218

        more broken records than a car boot sale :-)

    • Orlɛanž

      Don’t buy into corporate scum like MS

      • http://twitter.com/Speiderspeider Marius S. Moe

        Actually, you can turn it off. Additionally, it is used for controlling the console, not for the console controlling you (unless you have a habit of being dominated by webcams) Thirdly, the kinect doesn’t stream you live to the internet unless you start yp an app like skype ;)

        • Kevin Giguere

          So why force people to have it at all? Why not let us save 100$ on a console if we’re not interested in Kinect features?

        • BADASS GAMING

          you can’t turn it off. It’s mandatory for the system to work. always on – always listening

          • Roberto Merino

            Of course, always listening… for commands. It is not recording anything, nothing is saved in your HDD and nothing is streamed over the internet, it is just like a Furby toy.

      • XBO_Gamer_John

        Don’t believe baseless lies and speculation like that ^^^

      • barry3218

        webcams are connected to pc that are hackible, to hack the kinect would probably be impossible as they would have to go through microsoft then through your live account which would probably just sign you out anyway because there accessing your account from another “console”, also if MS were to be hacked they would shut their servers down anyway.

  • ODST_365

    I cant wait to see the 2nd half of the Xbox Event

  • Morgon Britton

    90 minutes

    • barinho

      Thanks ;)

  • http://twitter.com/Speiderspeider Marius S. Moe

    So excited about the games.

  • CXK

    No matter what Microsoft announces there will still be TONS of PS fanboys (Sony Defense Force is working over time lately) trashing MS.

    • kingcrusher

      This is true. Though MS has control over whether or not the XBox fanboys trash MS. Let’s hope they come through.

    • Kevin Giguere

      For some reason, people think that criticism of one company means praise of another. People can be critics of both you know. It’s called impartiality, you should look it up.

      • barry3218

        most of them are criticising Microsoft and praising Sony though, even though we know more about xbox one than we do about the ps4.

    • Guest

      It’s called fear. They know that if MS augments their market share next gen there might not be a PlayStation and even Sony brand to go back to.

  • Jason Pursley

    A little bird told me there will be a tiny little box that attaches to the X-One, that allows it to play X-360 discs and Live Arcade titles. :)

    • kingcrusher

      Let’s hope that little bird was right, and that it won’t be too expensive.

      • barry3218

        i think the box will be the emulator with the xbox one doing all the work so it would be a relatively cheap to do, i suspect if they go down this route a £50 price tag would follow much like the HD DVD add on

        • John

          Except the Xbox One’s APU isn’t powerful enough to emulate an Xbox 360 at full speed, even with many HLE hacks.
          I’m going with the thing VGleaks talked about. It would simply be a die-shrunk Valhalla based digital only mini 360 that connects to the Xbox One. That price range could work, but I think it will be $99 and $149 for the Xbox 360 slim after E3.

          • barry3218

            ahh, i hope you can just plug your 360 into the hdmi in and just play 360 games that way, after all if your willing to have another box why not just keep your 360 plugged in. Xbox on! …. Xbox one, xbox 360! heheh

          • John

            Who knows, it could work with the new Xbox 360 OS coming out in the fall. The Xbox One’s hypervisor OS could govern the Xbox 360 OS over the USB 3.0 connection.

          • barry3218

            i believe hdmi 1.4 can be used to transmit data aswell but i assume 360 has hdmi 1.3, could a firmware update solve this?

          • John

            No, I don’t think so, ethernet over HDMI needs to be supported in-hardware. The display standard may be supported up to spec but I don’t think the ethernet channels are connected.

          • barry3218

            cool, thanks for the info.

    • Dylan

      That’s a brilliant idea. Especially if it doesn’t force you to re-buy your arcade games.
      Great idea because people who want BC could pay extra for it (since enabling BC costs money), and the people who don’t care won’t have to pay a heightened price for the default console like the original PS3.

      Great idea if true.

    • Roberto Merino

      Your little bird is laughing at you. i didn´t knew the Xbox One had some kind of propietary PCI express port to support this kind of powerful addon.

      • John

        USB 3.0 is both fast and bandwith rich enough to convey the total output of Xbox 360 signals both up and down and the Xbox One also has HDMI in. It’s definitely possible.

      • barry3218

        usb 3.0 begs to differ.

  • XBO_Gamer_John

    I made something for everybody who knows Microsoft is gonna rock the house at E3:

  • BADASS GAMING

    How can you guys possibly be excited for the xbox one? Do you just choose to ignore all the restrictive features?? Someone PLEASE explain to me how you can be looking forward to a system that going to have features like this:

    – not backwards compatible (also does not play games you’ve downloaded from the marketplace)
    – has to connect to the internet every 24hrs or it won’t work
    – used game fees
    – cannot share or play co-op games with a friend if they do not own it
    – mandatory kinect monitoring you and your friends
    – 500gb non replaceable hd – every game you play must me installed
    – $599 US

    • Dylan

      I think Major will be releasing the facts today (will be PR spinned no doubt)
      But just for fun
      1) Yep that sucks. Big time. Not so “all-in-one” at all

      2) Required internet. DRM. Bad bad bad. Unknown how long you can play offline. Should be unlimited. But how else are they going to control everything you do

      3) Unconfirmed, but it is likely to be charged to retailers. Which is bad because it’ll be an indirect fee. Also not being able to share is terrible (they’ll spin this like they did before “you can share games….as long as your profile is signed in.
      Fee should go to Developers. NOPE. Goes to Publishers and Microsoft.
      4) See 3.

      5) Bad that it is mandatory. Bad that it is not great as a gaming device. Bad that it’ll be used as data collection no doubt. Heart beat sensor makes that even scarier. Also if Kinect breaks, will the entire console not work?

      6) Yep another negative. I can deal with this one, but the mandatory installs on an integrated hard drive is just stupid. Especially only at 500 gb.

      7) I don’t think this is a real price point.

      Lots of negatives for a new console. Consoles should be exciting, not groan inducing (reminds me of e3, PS3 conference). Hopefully today they announce that Internet and Kinect is not required.

      • XBO_Gamer_John

        Hey man, just curious but where did MajorNelson say he’d have more facts to release today? I’ve heard a couple people say that for a few days now, just wondering where it came from because I cant find any story on it.

        • Dylan

          On twitter. I’ll edit this comment when I find a link for ya

        • Roberto Merino

          I think he never said Monday, or any other day, incuding E3, he just said “Soon”.

    • XBO_Gamer_John

      Because:
      – I’m not planning on dropping my 360 in a bathtub any time soon so it’ll still play my 360 games just fine
      – I myself need to connect to internet at least every 8 hours or I don’t work so I’ll have no problem with connecting my Xbox One at lest once every 24
      – There are no used game fees that was debunked immediately, no-one ever said you couldn’t play co-op on your console with a friend but just like it’s always been you both need to each have a copy to play online together
      – Kinect is not going to spy on you, nothing factual suggest that, only paranoid rants
      – The console features USB 3.0 storage so I can easily hook up an external hard drive which get cheaper by the month and I can store everything on that including game installs
      – And lastly no price point has been announced but even if it was that price, the PS3 was 600$ when it started and people still bought it.

      That’s how I’m still excited for it. :)

      • BADASS GAMING

        actually, used game fees are still up in the air… The debunking was debunked – there’s conflicting reports on both sides. I actually just read a couple of days ago that used games were going to be $52 to compensate for that… Not saying that’s true – but there’s definitely going to be a fee or surcharge of some kind.

        On playing with a friend, I didn’t mean online – I meant local. They specifically said, if you take a game to a fiend’s house, you can play it IF you’re signed in to your profile. Games are linked to your profile, and if it’s not, you can’t play. I do co-op games with my friends a lot and we both sign in to our profiles so we both get achievements – not any more. I just borrowed 2 games from my friend – can’t do that anymore either unless I buy them????

        And yeah – I’m keeping my 360 as well – but why pay 600 for a new box that’s more restrictive than the one you have? I don’t get it. I’m just going to get the new games on the 360.

        Internet? yeah I’m on the internet all the time too – but there’s people out there who aren’t or don’t even have internet. Hell, xbox live was down again Saturday! What about that??

        How do you figure kinect is not going to spy on you? Haven’t you seen the patent? Even if you say they’re not doing that right now, it still is ALWAYS on and ALWAYS listening! Do you really believe they’re not going to collect data on you? What about hackers? Or how about the government wiretapping or asking them to turn over that data on you?

        Oh well, I guess you answered my question – ignorance is bliss

        • Jaffa Cake King

          I’m trying to keep my thoughts to myself now until after E3 but i find it amazing how many people seem to want to bend over and take all of the proposed restrictive measures and potential privacy issues simply because it’s a new Xbox.

          As we stand at the moment with the information that has come from the mouths of Microsoft’s own people i see no incentive for me to buy the Xbox one, I only see reasons not to buy it. This may change after E3 but it has to be something more than shiny new games that’s going to change my mind.

          • Hector Molina

            IF MICROSOFT DECIDES TO CHARGE FOR USED GAMES ITS A GOOD THING , LAST WEEK TAKE TWO INTERACTIVE SAID THAT IF MICROSOFT IS GONNA CHARGE THEY WANT A CUT(MONEY) IGN NEWS NOT FAKE.. NOW THE GAMING INDUSTRY IS NOT HOW IT USED TO BE WHY BECAUSE WHEN YOU BUY A USED GAME THE ONLY COMPANY THAT WINS IS GAMESTOP . IS SAD THAT THE PUBLISHER AND DEVELOPER DON’T WIN MONEY FROM SECOND HAD GAMES AND WE DEMAND BETTER GAMES . THAT’S THE REASON CALL OF DUTY MAKES COPY PASTE EVERY YEAR BECAUSE IF THEY DO NEW THINGS ACTIVISION WOULD GO BROKE WHY DO YOU THINK EA HAS TROW AWAY MANY TALENTS ,, THEY LOSE MONEY AND CANT PAY , WHY THQ CLOSED , BECAUSE USED GAMES IT THE HARD TRUE AND ITS NOT A LIE PUBLISHERS HATE USED GAMES AND NOW XBOX ONE BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO HELP THIS DYING INDUSTRY

      • SteveFNL

        “I myself need to connect to internet at least every 8 hours or I don’t work ” – Lol!!!

    • Guest

      -PS4 isn’t either and neither were most consoles in the past
      -unconfirmed, possible scenario and up to the publisher to implement
      If you want up-to-date EPG data, you’ll want to
      -Unconfirmed, but it’s being enforced by the 3 large third party publishers
      -Untrue, you can play co-op on the same console
      -Kinect can be turned off, already confirmed
      -True, but installing solves many problems for developers.
      -Placeholder prices
      Bad troll is bad.

      • Jaffa Cake King

        Turning Kinect off via an options menu isn’t good enough. It needs to be completely disconnected from the console in my opinion.

        • boe2

          Are you also tearing that webcam out of your laptop?

          (Yes, I do agree a non-mandatory kinect would be nice, but all the tinfoil hat theories floating around are way beyond ridiculous)

          • barry3218

            or the camera that is connected to your phone, which is connected to a 3g network, shhh, they might be listening, grow up just face the fact microsoft are not listening into you.

          • Jaffa Cake King

            Growing up has nothing to do with it and yes the potential to listen in to you via your mobile phone is there.

          • disqus_eUPQtFSCTG

            i blame Apple cause ppl are willing to just buy s*** without thinking

          • JoeGrahamcracker

            It’s reminds me of how people listen to the music they do. I think to myself sometimes…”Is it really possible Lady Gaga or KeSha sold millions of albums? What the hell is wrong with this country?” Just wait in 15 years it will cost $60 to rent a game and men will carry around purses with the word swag encrusted in rhinestones.

          • disqus_eUPQtFSCTG

            New world order is really starting to show

          • barry3218

            are they still going, i was shocked with their fuede with stone cold

          • barry3218

            you do understand people have different tastes in music, right? i dont like that type of music but what does that have to do with the xbox. and as for the bags ive seen that already :-)

          • JoeGrahamcracker

            I’m not saying my opinion is right, but it just disturbs me how stupid people are. They love settling for low quality garbage as long as someone tells them it’s great. People are just gullible and follow the herd. I actually agree with the New World Order comment. Corporations control people.

          • barry3218

            it being garbage is again your opinion, just listen to what your saying “Corporations control people” are you being forced to buy it, no. so how are we being controlled. its through choice that people are gonna buy it, and its not gonna be listening to you there is 48 million people on xbox live how many staff would it take to go through all that data if they were to record you they would need triple the amount of live users even MS hasnt got that sort of money, just think about what your saying. you probably sit at home with 400 cats and wear a tin foil hat to keep the microwaves from reading your mind and controlling you. These conspiracy theories should be made into movies because the imagination of some people baffles me.

          • Jaffa Cake King

            You need to wake up.

          • barry3218

            your the one living in a dream world, youve been watching too many bond movies, ohh no evil microsft who wonna make a video game console are gonna spy on us because were soo important. i wish i had your imagination.

          • JoeGrahamcracker

            You’re wrong. There are about 5-6 corporations that control 90% of the media in the USA.People are mentally conditioned as children to know what to wear, watch, eat, listen to etc. They are trying to distract you from the real problems of the world. One day you will have a realization about what is really going on in the world and will probably blow your brains out because you are weak. I don’t have a cat by the way.

          • barry3218

            i wear what i like, iwear different clothes now than i did as a child, i listen to music by parents dont listen too, i watch tv shows that i wasnt brought up with, your life is your own the decision you make are yours no one elses, one day YOU will realise not everyone wants to know or cares about what your doing in your daily life… you should get a cat.

          • JoeGrahamcracker

            Yea, well. I bet someone told you to grow a beard.

          • beardyman3218

            hahahah, no the choice was all mine, thinking of going zz top style but il probably shave soon :-)

          • barry3218

            i find it more amusing you think a your so important that microsoft want to listen to you day in day out, how many people would it take to even go through and listen to all the people who have xbox live, 48 million people have live it would take triple that in staff to sift through all that data rendering this rumour USELESS. celebs cant even take a sh*t without it being in the papers you think a company this big could get this one past them without anyone knowing, dont think so.

          • BADASS GAMING

            wow – I’m baffled by your responses…

            Do you really think we are talking about a specific person sitting there listening to everything you do at all times? How about this?

            “Microsoft Finally Releases Info About Law Enforcement Snooping On Skype, Other User Data”

          • barry3218

            no what im saying is your saying there collecting data so where does that go what purpose does it serve, your acting as if there gonna go through this data and watch you.

          • BADASS GAMING

            “Microsoft Finally Releases Info About Law Enforcement Snooping On Skype, Other User Data”

            get ready to add the kinect to that list.

            http:// www. slate. com/blogs/future_tense/2013/03/21/microsoft_transparency_report_details_law_enforcement_requests_for_skype .html

            (remove spaces for link)

            I’m not going to waste my time trying to explain to you why companies wannt data on you and what they do with it – you’ve wasted enough of my time already. Do a search on it if you want to know – but I’m sure you don’t and I’m sure you don’t even care.

            The only reason I’m on this blog is I’m trying to get people to realize some of these horrible things they’re implementing in xbox one. Being a fan of xbox myself, I wanted to get people together to try to get them to change these things like other people are doing.

            So I’m not going to sit here and waste my time with fanboys who can see no wrong

          • barry3218

            your not going to waste your time or you cant explain because its not happening.

          • BADASS GAMING

            learn how to read

          • barry3218

            im not trusting a website called “slate”.

            definition=to criticize harshly; censure

          • BADASS GAMING

            poor Barry… you just keep saying one dumb thing after another, don’t you. Is that why you changed your name?? You have me convinced that you’re mentally handicapped, so if you decide to go to these sites, which I know you won’t so you can keep living in your fantasy world, you may want someone to read these to you since you obviously can’t read yourself.

            So how about reputable sites like:

            PC MAG? NY TIMES? CNET? BBC? Forbes? Fox News? Mashable? NBC?

            oh… and EVERY OTHER NEWS SOURCE IN THE WORLD?

            (remove spaces)
            http:// www. pcmag. com/article2/0,2817,2416905,00.asp

            http:// www .nytimes. com/2013/03/22/technology/microsoft-releases-report-on-law-enforcement-requests.html?_r=0

            http:// news. cnet. com/8301-10805_3-57575541-75/microsoft-opens-up-on-law-enforcement-requests/

            http:// www. bbc. co. uk/news/technology-21895718

          • beardyman3218

            i had a look at those sources heres a little quote from them “Microsoft said today it received 75,378 law enforcement requests worldwide last year for customer information, but disclosed “content” in only 2 percent of those cases.” this is too do with known criminals or terrorists using the services, xbox live users known to be acting in criminal acts or terrorsim get monitored. there not just picking people at random.

          • BADASS GAMING

            omg my comments keep getting blocked… forget it

            typical

          • Jaffa Cake King

            Do you really think actual people would physically go through all of the data? Are we living in the 1920’s?

          • barry3218

            well what happens with it then, the computer keeps it? what can a computer do with it, it cant think for itself. your saying MS is gonna look at the data now your saying people arent gonna look at it, make your mind up.

          • Jaffa Cake King

            Really? You need me to explain to you how data can be analysed without the use of real people?

          • barry3218

            data being analysed in a meaningful way, what would it be used for then, your saying saying there gonna spy on you so tell me, why?

          • BADASS GAMING

            this whole NSA situation kinda makes this comment look a little silly right now btw…

          • Andy Wilding

            I can turn my 3g network and wifi off.

            They’ve already said that it will be used to understand what users like and use that service for advertisements, i know the data is not personally identifiable but I still have a problem with using me as a statistic

          • barry3218

            but you have had your 3g and wifi on at some point, so if these conspiracy theorist are correct which they are not, they have already listened to you.

          • BADASS GAMING

            and you don’t believe they have??? Do a search for “Microsoft Finally Releases Info About Law Enforcement Snooping On Skype, Other User Data”

          • boe2

            Microsoft never claimed that.

          • barry3218

            all you are to most companies is a statistic, even hospitals count people as a statistic. if people were treated as an individuals with a mass product there would be to many policies to cater for people you wouldnt get a console until 2020 and even then you would only be playing with maybe 2 other people who have the same policies as you.

          • BADASS GAMING

            your stupidity is brilliant… read the news. First of all, your phone provider turns over data on you to the government all the time. So does facebook, yahoo, google, etc…

            My camera on my phone is OFF – what don’t you understand about that?

            And yes the device is sending data to microsoft – read their quotes and specs.

            Next time, check your facts before calling people conspiracy theorists

          • barry3218

            sending data doesnt mean it recording you, it could mean anything such as the games you play or any bugs you encountered while connecting to the server. you are a conspiracy theorist though, you trust that your phone camera is off but your saying kinect is not even though you dont own one , brilliant logic. plus check your facts kinect can be turned off.

          • BADASS GAMING

            not sure how I’m a conspiracy theorist when I’m just listening to what the company is actually saying… Check my post above this for the actual quotes where they say they ARE collecting data.

            So do we live in a world now without hackers, wiretaps, or turning data over to law enforcement?

            people please check your facts before making replies – it makes you look silly

          • barry3218

            do they say the data is recording you through kinect…NO it doesnt, collecting data doesnt mean spying like i said before it could be just usage data which every company does, tv providers do it for viewing figures, phone providers do it to evaluate phone call frequencies, its nothing new, im not silly, im just not jumping to conclusions that MS is spying on over 48 million people, just think about it for a second. 48 million xbox live users, think how much data they would have to record, then think how many employees it would take to look at all this data(at least 3x the amount of live users), even a company as big as microsoft would be able to afford that amount of extra wages for such little gain.

          • BADASS GAMING

            omg you’re dumb. You’ll believe everything won’t you

            not even wasting my time with you anymore

          • barry3218

            your the one believing there out to get you, and watch you play a game, what goes on in that mind of yours, whatever your on, il have it must be great to just come up with these ideas and roll with them.

          • boe2

            Just a reminder we still have to see those ‘facts’ of yours ;)

          • BADASS GAMING

            “Microsoft Finally Releases Info About Law Enforcement Snooping On Skype, Other User Data”

            get ready to add the kinect to that list.

            http:// www. slate. com/blogs/future_tense/2013/03/21/microsoft_transparency_report_details_law_enforcement_requests_for_skype .html

            (remove spaces for link)

            Here are the QUOTES from people at microsoft:

            Phil Harrison, MS Corporate VP:
            said that performance should not be interrupted due to a temporarily lost connection, in most cases. However, Xbox One players will still need to check in online if they want to maintain access to their games.
            Kotaku: If I’m playing a single player game, do I have to be online at least once per hour or something like that? Or can I go weeks and weeks?
            Harrison: I believe it’s 24 hours.
            Kotaku: I’d have to connect online once every day.
            Harrison: Correct.

            Phil Harrison, MS Corporate VP:
            “I can come to your house and I can put the disc into your machine and I can sign in as me and we can play the game. The bits are on your hard drive. At the end of the play session, when I take my disc home – or even if I leave it with you – IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE TO PLAY THAT GAME THEN YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. The bits are already on your hard drive, so it’s just a question of going to our [online] store and buying the game, and then it’s instantly available to play. The bits that are on the disc, I can give to anybody else, but if we both want to play it at the same time, we both have to own it. That’s no different to how discs operate today.”

            Harvey Eagle
            “Kinect DOES require to be connected to Xbox One in all cases, yes,”

            Microsoft’s COO, Dennis Durkin
            “…be more targeted about what content choices we present; what advertising we present; how to get better feedback and data; about how many people are in a room when an advertisement is shown; how many people are in a room when a game in being played.”

            That’s not to mention that both John Link and Phil Harrison have stated multiple times that Kinect 2.0 IS INDEED collecting data and information on users, though both have failed to clarify how the data will be used or why it’s collecting data in the first place.

          • barry3218

            your the sort of people who think willy wonka was a documentary, just admit your not that important and not everyone is out to get you or spy on you for that matter.

          • BADASS GAMING

            are you trying to make this personal because your points are all completely wrong? You don’t see me mentioning you less than average intelligence do you?

            I’m not here to debate fanboys – but here’s your conspiracy. Weird how it’s actually real, huh?

            “Microsoft Finally Releases Info About Law Enforcement Snooping On Skype, Other User Data”

            get ready to add the kinect to that list.

            http:// www. slate. com/blogs/future_tense/2013/03/21/microsoft_transparency_report_details_law_enforcement_requests_for_skype .html

            (remove spaces for link)

          • barry3218

            no im clearly stating how delusional you are, if everyone thought like you no one would go outside, your saying ms is using kinect to spy on people yet you havent one shred of evidence to back that up.

          • BADASS GAMING

            right – the patent they have spelling it out isn’t evidence – what was I thinking. Oh wait, it is. I feel like I’m trying to explain things to a 5 year old, Barry. Again, learn how to read.

            See if you can read this:

            Germany’s federal data protection commissioner, Peter Schaar, said he was unsettled by how the Xbox One “records all sorts of personal information” that would be “processed on an external server” and possibly passed on to third parties. “The fact that Microsoft is now spying on my living room is just a twisted nightmare,”

            I guess he’s crazy too… oh and that dude from Australia – civil liberty director, Tim Vines

            Barry, you make me laugh, but like I said before, I’m done with you – you’re level of ignorance is annoying

          • boe2

            Ooh, facts, I love facts :o

            Can you please give me the source of that quote that sais that camera data is sent to Microsoft? Doesn’t even have to be images, metadata is enough to satisfy me.

            (and your camera on your phone is “OFF”? That’s…cute, did you open it up and cut the wiring or something? :p)

          • BADASS GAMING

            You love facts? here ya go:

            Microsoft’s COO, Dennis Durkin
            “…be more targeted about what content choices we present; what advertising we present; how to get better feedback and data; about how many people are in a room when an advertisement is shown; how many people are in a room when a game in being played.”

            That’s not to mention that both John Link and Phil Harrison have stated multiple times that Kinect 2.0 IS INDEED collecting data and information on users, though both have failed to clarify how the data will be used or why it’s collecting data in the first place.

          • boe2

            When I asked for a source I didn’t mean yourself. I also believe the COO said the next xbox is made of candy.

          • BADASS GAMING

            wow, you ask for facts and then when I quote people at microsoft, you at like a child. good job

          • Jaffa Cake King

            My laptop isn’t permanently switched on and situated in my living room with a wide angle 1080p night vision camera on it. It also isn’t as smart at collecting data than Kinect is.

            You think a non-mandatory Kinect would be nice but yet you’re willing to accept it? That makes no sense.

            Of course it’s easy to call something a “tin foil hat theory” when it isn’t the mainstream thinking but then mainstream thinking isn’t always correct.

          • BADASS GAMING

            agree – except it I don’t understand how governments from 2 countries can say it’s basically illegal and no one takes notice

          • disqus_eUPQtFSCTG

            lol from what i understand you can turn a webcam off and its off kinect is not off its still on

          • Nick Peck

            How do you know it’s really off? Just because the fake software says it is? What if laptop companies have government controlled cameras built in, and they are always on watching everything we do when our systems are on and in standby mode?

            Why do I have black choppers flying over my house all of the time? I wonder if my cameras are really on… hmmmmm /rollseyes

          • BADASS GAMING

            if my webcam was mandatory to be on and in use just to use my laptop then yes, yes I would

          • Nick Peck

            Exactly. It’s the same people that just roll on any hate bandwagon, then quietly slip away when they get shot down constantly when the answers come out disproving everything lol.

      • Andy Wilding

        Kinect being turned off was a misunderstanding of MS. they said it can be turned off by turning the system off. what peoples concerns were was that could it be turned fully off when playing the console on a game that does not use it.

        • BADASS GAMING

          it can’t be turned off while the system is in use. They meant when the system is completely powered down

      • BADASS GAMING

        are you ****ing kidding me? Is this just what you HOPE is true?? Let me make this easier for you to understand – here are the QUOTES from people at microsoft:

        Phil Harrison, MS Corporate VP:
        said that performance should not be interrupted due to a temporarily lost connection, in most cases. However, Xbox One players will still need to check in online if they want to maintain access to their games.
        Kotaku: If I’m playing a single player game, do I have to be online at least once per hour or something like that? Or can I go weeks and weeks?
        Harrison: I believe it’s 24 hours.
        Kotaku: I’d have to connect online once every day.
        Harrison: Correct.

        Phil Harrison, MS Corporate VP:
        “I can come to your house and I can put the disc into your machine and I can sign in as me and we can play the game. The bits are on your hard drive. At the end of the play session, when I take my disc home – or even if I leave it with you – IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE TO PLAY THAT GAME THEN YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. The bits are already on your hard drive, so it’s just a question of going to our [online] store and buying the game, and then it’s instantly available to play. The bits that are on the disc, I can give to anybody else, but if we both want to play it at the same time, we both have to own it. That’s no different to how discs operate today.”

        Harvey Eagle
        “Kinect DOES require to be connected to Xbox One in all cases, yes,”

        Microsoft’s COO, Dennis Durkin
        “…be more targeted about what content choices we present; what advertising we present; how to get better feedback and data; about how many people are in a room when an advertisement is shown; how many people are in a room when a game in being played.”

        That’s not to mention that both John Link and Phil Harrison have stated multiple times that Kinect 2.0 IS INDEED collecting data and information on users, though both have failed to clarify how the data will be used or why it’s collecting data in the first place.

        but I guess people who use facts are trolls, right?

    • disqus_eUPQtFSCTG

      Its a bunch of kids who dont care about there rights cause they just dont know oooorrrrr its just a bunch of mindless sheep whos been trained well to buy on command

      • BADASS GAMING

        yep

    • Andy Wilding

      Stop worrying about BC, as with each gen they have an architecture
      change and as each gen becomes more powerful it becomes even more harder
      to emulate it unless they put dedicated chips on the board which
      increases the price, so while you BC’ers would be happy more people
      would be annoyed that the price has skyrocketed.

      We still cant
      emulate a ps2 properly on the most powerful of Pc’s so emulation is
      totally out of the question, even if they could it probably wouldn’t
      work to well like previously.

    • Nick Peck

      PS4 has NO BC either. They are possibly doing BC through a paid streaming service and honestly, who will really use that? I still love how everyone cries for BC but when you have it, how much do you actually use it? (ie. never).

      Not to mention, I buy NEW systems to play NEW games on, simple as that. If I ever want to play a 360 game again, I will play it on my 360…. oohhhh that was hard@!

      -The ps4 has digital licensing as well and will require online checks too, just like Steam and XBO.

      -Sony will do the same thing with used games as it will be more of what the devs want MS and sony to do.

      -The Kinect settings and viewing can be changed by you, they stated this already.

      -500gb is a TON of storage for games. Just say every game will install at most 20gb or so, that’s 25 games…. that isn’t enough? Do you keep games installed when you are done with them or have traded them in? NOPE, you will delete it making more room.. /sigh

      • ReadTheArticlePlz

        I could agree about the 20gig at launch but I’d say within 2-3 years they would be approaching 40 gigs. The developers will use that they have available to them and eventually they will be filling those BlueRay disks.

        • barry3218

          i have a feeling were gonna see triple layer blu-rays aswell, the disc speed would be slower but it wouldnt matter as they would be installed. MS have gone about this the right way though allowing us to use our own external hard drives aswell which is welcome news, 2tb hard drives on amazon for £70.

          • andy

            They haven’t said yet if it has the 360 style size limitation of 32gbs per hard drive connected lol.

            This is Microsoft. Why would you would assume you can use a 2TB like the way I can internally use a 1.5tb on my PS3??? The same company that charged $180 for a 2.5″ 120gb hard drive in 2007? Keep hanging on to that hope mate.

      • BADASS GAMING

        guys – I could care less about playstation. I’m an xbox fan.

        But since you bring up PS4 – they’re not doing DRM, and they’re not doing used game fees. Please check the latest news and not just rumors…

        BC isn’t a big deal for me. But I borrow games and I’m on gamefly – both which won’t work anymore – that’s the main reason I’m pissed. So you go ahead and dump tons of money on NEW games for a NEW system that’s designed to take as much of that money as you can.

        The kinect is a deal breaker. I don’t understand how anyone isn’t fuming over that whole thing. And no – the kinect needs to be on and functioning for it to work and they said they WILL be collecting data.

        • barry3218

          sony havent announced anything about drm. they want MS to take the flak then they will announce this at a later date, drawing less attention to their plans because people are focusing on MS

          • BADASS GAMING

            “At a roundtable this morning, Sony’s game studios chief, Shuhei Yoshida, told reporters that any requirement for users to register a game online in order to play it would be left to game publishers. SONY WON’T REQUIRE THAT.” (Emphasis added.)

      • andy

        True mate, backwards compatibility is not a big deal but the blind masses don’t agree. This was one of the big reasons they wouldn’t have jumped ship but now they feel they have no reason to stay with Xbox now.

      • kingcrusher

        500 GB is a TON of storage? The new games will be about 20GB each to install. Think about that. Add that to apps, music, movies, arcade games, and that 500GB now turns into the 20GB drive that comes with the 360 to begin with. Will fill up ULTRA fast. because it’s NOT a TON of storage.

        • ElektroDragon

          I know, I have a 1TB in my PS3 with 600GB full and this idiot thinks 500GB is a ton? I’m constantly having to delete stuff on my 360’s 320GB drive too. A joke. MS said the Xbox One hard drive is not user replaceable or upgradeable. I bet PS4’s will be just like PS3 and I’ll be able to put 3TB in it if I want. Which I’ll need because of all the free Plus games. And NO I am not going to buy a USB 3 external hard drive and run it constantly next to my console!

    • BlinkFandango

      1. Not backwards compatible might matter for the first year or two, but after that you’ll get over it.

      2. My 360 is connected to the Internet 24/7 anyways, I know it’s harder for people in other countries/rural areas, but doesn’t bother me personally.

      3. Used game fees are probably the only thing stopping me from buying this console.

      4. Not sharing is the same thing as (or tied to) used game fees IMO. Meaning that if if there are used games fees, sharing will be a problem.

      5. My Kinect right now doesn’t monitor me, and it’s always plugged in. If they do make the Kinect 2.0 monitor me, I can just unplug my Xbox One and then sue them or just walk around naked till they get sick of what they see.

      6. As long as there is no limit on the external hard drive, I don’t see this as a problem, I’ll just pick up a 4TB hard drive for about $170 and never have problems with space again (like I’m currently having on the 360).

      7. When did they announce the price? Even if it does launch at $600, I’ll wait till it hits the $300-$400 dollar range to pick it up, just like I did with the 360.

  • Alex_Atkin_UK

    Except the Wii U is entirely Nintendo design, for better or worse it cost a LOT to make a 100% custom chip to drive the thing especially while maintaining backwards compatibility.

    Both the PS4/Xbox One have the advantage of starting from what AMD produced and tweaking from there. Although how much they customised the design is unclear right now, Sony are making a bigger song and dance about how much they tweaked with Microsoft not really telling us anything about it.

    • barry3218

      i think it only a matter of time before nintendo become a software only company, making games for xbox and playstation rather than producing there own console, just my opinion but they would make alot of money off of that i would love to see the classic mario games on xbox arcade to accompany sonic.

      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        The 3DS is doing okay despite a rocky start, I would not be surprised if the Wii U turns out okay too.

        You have to remember that the Gamecube by most peoples accounts was a failure, but they made a profit on it. So even if they only keep a small amount of market share, as long as they continue making a profit I don’t think they will switch to software only.

        If they ever manage to do a proper online account system though it could be nice. Its about time that I should be able to buy a game on Virtual Console and that license carry over to (or least offer a huge discount on) my phone, tablet, 3DS and Wii U.

        That is what really annoyed me about Microsoft. When they originally said Xbox Live was coming to Windows Mobile I expected that to mean I can buy a game on one system and play it on the other. Not only did it NOT come to Windows Mobile they just put off until Windows Phone launched, you still have to pay twice.

        This is where Sony has pulled me away from Xbox, cross-buy games. Whenever I can buy the game and play it on PS3 AND PS Vita, I get it on PSN. With PS4 allowing remote play of almost all games, that is another plus.

        Microsoft really need to put the effort in now if they want me to stay with them. That is pretty impressive as I came straight from SEGA consoles to Xbox, never was interested in Playstation much before. I bought PS3 for Bluray but I am very much thinking I will got for PS4 as my primary games console this time round, if DS4 isn’t to uncomfortable.

        • barry3218

          i think the wii u will do well in time, but i think they can make alot more money if they keep makeing portable gaming devices and producing 1st party games for other consoles.

    • http://twitter.com/dlchief58 Michael Burden

      Nintendo does NOT use a custom chip in the Wii or WiiU – they are based on the IBM PowerPC chip similar to that the 360 uses. Same base chip architecture was used starting with the GameCube (which was roughly equivalent to a G3/3rd generation PowerPC). The processor in the WiiU is actually slightly LESS powerful than the 360’s (3.0 Ghz compared to 3.2 GHz).

      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        Wrong, people investigating the die shots have clearly stated it does not resemble any “off the shelf” PowerPC design, its custom.

        Yes its PowerPC, but its a newer version of the architecture than Xbox 360 used. Same goes for the GPU, its based on Radeon technology but does not resemble any known Radeon design.

        Granted this may turn out to be true for Xbox One/PS4 as well. We know the PS4 has an extra memory bus compared to the stock AMD design, we know very little when it comes to Xbox One.

        One thing is clear though, they are all custom designs but Nintendo is likely using the most custom in order to fit into the tight power envelope they were aiming for.

  • John M

    Major your keep putting UK time as 4:30pm however we are in BST so it’s actually 5:30pm (according to the link you provide). We are almost always 8 hours ahead of PST.

  • barry3218

    like it or not the future is online it started a few years ago, people can moan all they want but its true, you need an internet connection to download arcade games im surprised people dont moan about that. content delivery is changing even tv is anchored more towards internet based services now.

  • John

    I posted this on Gamingblend and I’ll repeat it here (as long as this happens and multiplayer becomes free and XBL Gold gains a lot of value for me as a gamer, I’m in).

    “Honestly, I wouldn’t mind a block on used games AS LONG AS the prices of the games come down substantially and the Xbox One can give deal of the week prices in the range of Steam’s deals.
    Steam just works as the prices are low and come down pretty fast too, the prices also come down progressively each time an item is on sale. If MS does it this way to keep the industry more affordable, yet more managed I don’t see the problem. Many deals on Steam are better than used copy prices at GameStop or eBay.

    People seem to be forgetting we are heading towards a digital only future and game discs will be a thing of the past soon enough, they are nothing more than installation media now, just like on PC.
    MS has always allowed use on multiple systems for their digital systems by tying the game to the first console and the gamertag. Everyone on the first console can play the game and everywhere else with other people with that gamertag being logged in. There has also been a license transfer wizard for god knows how long as well, so you can always transfer the license to other consoles so you can let everyone play there.”

    • Andy Wilding

      Licence transfer is possible but the thing with that is that it can only be done once per year. Personally I can see lots of people licence transferring to each other and Ms cracking down on it by banning people when it is MS themselves that have created that situation.

      Digital only is fine if they reduce the prices down to steam levels but I honestly cant see them doing it anytme soon, they still charge near retail prices for old games that can be bought cheaply used so wheres the incentive to buy them digital.

      MS and sony need to just lower the prices off the bat, then people will naturally just forget about used games just like PC gamers have.

    • BlinkFandango

      Totally agree. My problem is that while MS has shown they can put on good sales with the Xbox (e.g the Christmas sale or UGoD sale), they don’t it often enough to justify the block on used games. If they can’t get it right on the 360, I don’t have high hopes for the Xbox One.

  • disqus_eUPQtFSCTG

    when a gov steps in you know its bad lol i hope M$ fails sooo hard http://www slate com/blogs/future_tense/2013/05/28/germany_privacy_chief_peter_schaar_calls_xbox_one_a_twisted_nightmare_for.html EDIT and its grermany of all gov to step in
    lol thumbs me down you just know its true lol

    • Jaffa Cake King

      MS are depending on the mindless sheep brigade who will just buy it no matter what the long-term consequences are.

      • Orlɛanž

        Plus, that filthy KINECT!!

        • Boss

          You better smash your smart phone if it’s got a front facing camera than

          • GmailIsDown

            True conservatives don’t use smartphones because they are track-able at any time. Don’t you know?

    • Willy Chris Hui

      One politician =/= Government

      I live in Germany, and Schaar is only speaking out about his concerns, I mean it’s his job. And could you please think and do some research before calling people mindless sheep?

      Kinect can be switched off, and the One doesn’t need a permenant internet connection. So it’s the consumers choice, and even if Kinect is turned on (and/or connected to the internet) I really doubt that it would be used for spying, one would have more success elsewhere.

      I hope Microsoft’s E3 conference will slap you so hard, hater ;D

      • Orlɛanž

        Kinect can only be switched off if the console is switched off.
        You can’t switch off the Kinect independently. It’s REQUIRED for the system to function. MS even stated on their sites that they can use consumer info collected by the Kinect for research, and even criminal investigations aka SPYING.
        Microsoft wants 24h checkups on the software YOU BOUGHT with your own money. For god’s sake, don’t be a sheepie

        • Nick Peck

          So, what about the PS eye bar and the blue bar on the controller???? Seems like sony has the same plans….

          • andy

            Doesn’t look like the Eye will be shipping with the PS4 so what are you talking about?

        • TonyLN

          Where does it say it can’t switch off — your reading between lines that haven’t been written yet (or at least not released). All they have said (and it was one dev in an interview, not an official statement) was that it was required…

          Required could be to purchase because it is in every box or to be connected… but not turned on… Either way MS has already stated there will be options to prevent the system from transmitting any identifiable (i.e. video/sound) information – so I don’t see what the big deal is — just op out if you don’t like it.

          If you even one image from a Kinect sensor gets released by MS from a private party in ensuing class action lawsuit would be so large MS would never recover – they know this and I am sure they have taken every possible measure to guarantee privacy… They learned there lesson on privacy over 15 years ago… If it was Google I would be more worried as they still seam to think the laws don’t apply to them. (I love Google, have an Android… But they are evil.)

        • Willy Chris Hui

          The One can play used *games ;) And no, there won’t be any fees for buying or reselling a used game at a retailer.

          Yes, an occasional internet connection is required, but this is only a problem for people who don’t have an internet connection at all. Why these check-ups? The One can play games without the actual disc, some sort of check-ups are needed.

          I fail to see how one can play and masturbate at the same time, sorry :/ This is not confirmed, but I bet one can switch off the camera and/or microphone of the new Kinect, just like this gen.

          And patent =/= reality. There are so many weird patents, and they are certainly not only owned my Microsoft.
          Stop hating, hater ;D

          • barry3218

            i agree with you but sorry couldn’t resist.

  • disqus_eUPQtFSCTG

    Umm do you know why you had these “restrictive measures” i dont think you do its cause pc players just like to steal s*** keep pc outa this its not the same thing

    • kaotic2

      Doesn’t matter. People on the PC have gotten used to it. Time for everyone else to as well. You’re not special.

      • Jaffa Cake King

        Again, someone else who seems quite happy to bend over and take it.

  • Nate Welles

    Announce Banjo-Threeie and I’ll buy your console.

    • Nick Peck

      Another full on Banjo game would be fantastic. I think Killer Instinct would be great for the fans, but I’m not really into fighting games anymore so I’d lean more towards Banjo, Conker and the like.

      I’m not worried though, there will be plenty of great games coming out for the Xbox One. Also, has time slowed? I want me some E3 info / show’s NOW!

      • ReadTheArticlePlz

        There is a lot of policy stuff that bothers me about the one. However if MS can get a xbox live enabled Ooga-Booga (Dreamcast game) remake that would definitely make me think hard about the system.

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        no kidding. it feels like the days are long or something. true game geek right here <————

    • safdf

      Wouldn’t that be “fouriee” of “fivee”, no wonder they drop that way of naming those games, if you count, the GBA game, this would be the fifth. RARE is dead, Mattrick is the culprit. The only thing from RARE showing at E3 or in the next year and a half would be Kinect Sports: Season ONE.

  • barry3218

    I cant wait for mass effect 4 on xbox one so i can shout “assuming direct control” hehe

  • Please clarify

    Please tell us what happens to our X1 game collections when Microsoft decides that keeping the DRM servers running no longer makes business sense.

    • barry3218

      they release a firmware update that removes the need to check for drm?

      • Willy Chris Hui

        Exactly, this was done with games like “The Witcher” on PC.

        • Please clarify

          Oh, I did not realize Xbox was manufactured by such a well-behaving company as CD Projekt.

          Or did you mean they just bluntly turn the servers off just like they did with the original Xbox?

          That would make my entire X1 game collection just a worthless pile of non-functioning plastic discs.

      • Please clarify

        This is what I would like Microsoft to officially promise to their customers!

        Before that happens the probable outcome is that I will completely lose access to my investment for ever, just like that, whenever Microsoft feels like it.

  • barry3218

    PS+ is only good because it offers free games that are usualy back cataloges, but what will ps+ offer on ps4 for the first few months or years when they cant get deals with devs as the games havent entered that back catalog catagory.

    • Willy Chris Hui

      Agreed, but one still has to pay for online multiplayer. Don’t understand me wrong, I don’t mind paying 40 $ (eBay) or even 60 $ a year, but I think it is fair that others expect more premium services and features.

      • barry3218

        True, but i think security has alot to do with that price, plus with costs for running 300,000 and cloud services i thinks the price will be justified.

        • Willy Chris Hui

          Yep, but I’m afraid that’s something not everybody can agree with, even though you are completely right.

  • BADASS GAMING

    “Microsoft Finally Releases Info About Law Enforcement Snooping On Skype, Other User Data”

    get ready to add the kinect to that list.

    http:// www. slate. com/blogs/future_tense/2013/03/21/microsoft_transparency_report_details_law_enforcement_requests_for_skype .html

    (remove spaces for link)

    • Orlɛanž

      The Xbone sheepies will still buy it – No matter what.

    • disqus_vkwyaBuO48

      i read that awhile. most people dont even know about it. good post though.

  • Sam

    IF I were planning to Show the Next Gen Console.

    Name: Xbox Infinity ( way better than xbox one)
    HD Capacity : At least 1 TB (considering most have at least this on their pcs)

    Design it Not to look like VCR out of the 1980’s , heck some models on google guessing what it might have looked like was way better than what the xbox one design is.
    No used game restriction , don’t make people buy the kinect, make dashboard customizable with the ability to possibly customize console too.
    Do away with avatars or upgrade them to look more realistic not cartoon like.

    Only have to be online when you decide you want to pay MP .

    These are just a few things people would want. Microsoft are you listening?.. Don’t think so or you would have made the next gen with the above specs.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      Xbox Infinite would be better. Infinity is already an app or whatever. everything else i pretty much agree with.

    • Hugoku

      Realistic avatars would be the worst mistake ever.
      See: the barren zombie land that is Home.

      • Dylan

        Good point. Home is a complete joke.

  • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

    Dear all haters. If your talking about Xbox One. Microsoft is winning. Just a heads up of how marketing works.

    • Jaffa Cake King

      Yeah great marketing. I’ve been an Xbox supporter for over 10 years and they haven’t won me other with this disaster of a console.

      • Willy Chris Hui

        I hope E3 will convince you to stay with us!

        • Jaffa Cake King

          I would love to but showing me loads of games isn’t going to change my mind. My issues are with the hardware and i don’t see MS changing that unfortunately.

          • Willy Chris Hui

            Only time will tell, my friend!

          • kingcrusher

            We can hope. I’m also a 10 year supporter / on the fence now type. MS has to win me back, it’s that simple.

          • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

            This current generation of technology is all about the multi-task……the fact Microsoft is dedicating a gaming console to not only deliver AAA titles, but also compete and be competent in a multimedia dominated electronics world, should be applauded.

            If you own an Xbox 360 and ever downloaded a dashboard update………downloaded a movie……streamed a movie……..streamed music………..downloaded an update….watch a video…….etc. Than you obviously appreciate what mulit-layered functionality can do for you. Why would you be on the fence—after 10 YEARS of loving what Xbox stands for—because the system can actually present MORE than you’ve ever known a gaming system to do??? Interesting.

          • Jaffa Cake King

            I think the problem is I’ve never wanted to use my 360 as a multimedia device apart from watching LOVEFiLM occasionally. I have far better, less restrictive options using XBMC on my PC which is connected to various TV’s throughout my house. I only care about the gaming, guess I’m not in their target audience anymore.

          • kingcrusher

            Netflix is as far as I went with my 360 as far as this multimedia hub goes. And after they updated netflix to accommodate Kinect, it ruined the app on the XBox, so I used (and still use) my ps3 for my netflix viewing. So, all I used my XBox for is gaming and online gaming.

          • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

            With that being said, you just need games and fantastic online gaming. And Xbox One hasn’t shown a game nor detailed Xbox live yet………….and stated their waiting for E3 many times…………..so, i’m confused on the dissent. If you’ve owned an Xbox in the past, and you know what they bring to the table….why jump to a doomsday conclusion already??? Interesting.

          • safdf

            You are one interesting fanboy, good luck at E3, indeed, or else who knows what you can do to yourself.

          • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

            Why am I a fanboy? I think Microsoft is just making solid decisions. As do I ALSO think Sony is making great decisions. I think gamers are jumping the gun a bit, so I’m arguing the facts.

          • kingcrusher

            Yes, solid decisions… everything they announced made us all happy…. they are perfect… MS can do no wrong… we love MS… XBox rules….

            This message has been brought to you by the fine people at Microsoft, who love you. Please, ignore facts and what we’ve said the system will and must do, and concentrate on the fact that we’ll be releasing games for it, as well as allowing you to watch TV and talk to it. Ignore the facts … you will ignore the facts… you will ignore the facts… we now return you to your normally scheduled life.

            Yes, solid decisions… everything they announced made us all happy…. they are perfect… MS can do no wrong… we love MS… XBox rules….

          • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

            i hear what your saying, but I think people are making a bigger deal out of these things than they will be in actuality. I’m sure Microsoft does fantastic analytics on all of these things and they have a very heavily funded R&D department……we are all just saying things from a personal emotional standpoint…

            When statistically, things probably shake out entirely different.

            It’s not necessarily a “all hail Xbox” party i’m trying to throw, I’m just explaining, the thought processes behind some of these decisions are more dense and pratical than the ‘interwebs’ would have you believe….but meh…

          • ReadTheArticlePlz

            Because we already know what we are getting xbox live and games wise. We will get good hardware and great games. That is a given. Most peoples complaints are policy based… can we rent games, can we lend/borrow games with friends, can we buy/sell used games, can we do that as we have in the past or will we have to go through some sort of authorized MS agend (ie.. no craigslist or ebay), will we really have to connect to the internet every 24 hours, can we really not disconnect our kinect and still have the unit run, etc….. I’ve said it many times, I have absolute faith that the xbox one will be a fantastic piece of hardware, I have absolute faith that there will be great games made for it. However ps4 will also be a great piece of hardware with great games. It is the systems policies and how fun or frustrating it is to use that system that will be the deciding factor for many of us.

          • TheDahaka

            Exactly my point of view. In have been with xbox since day one, but i will jump ship rather than willingly accept any crappy policies that devalue the hardware/software for me.

          • ReadTheArticlePlz

            Actually, you don’t really have a choice with dashboard updates. Its either update or you cannot go on xbox live. Also downloading an update…again…download or you get kicked off live. Do I use netflix… sure. But that is functionality I also have on my computer, laptop, dvd player, and my wii. All of which have a better Netflix browser (in my opinion, yours may differ) than the xbox.

            And you know we can appreciate something and still not want it right? Do I appreciate that my xbox can play netflix? Yes. But I have that ability in several other places and if adding that netflix ability took time or resources away from people who could have made the gaming experience better than it was a waste.

          • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

            ….interesting……the point of Xbox One is a “all in one” box. It’s not here to reinvent the wheel…..just make things easier and bring it in a new way that compliments your games console.

            If this is VERIFIABLY going to take away from third and first party development of AAA titles…..okay….i’d hear you. However, since NOBODY HAS SEEN A GAME YET, nor knows how our gaming experiences will be enhanced (ala E3…the second part of a two part reveal) it’s telling that everyone is jumping to ‘doomsday’.

          • safdf

            An All-in-ONE box, that still needs a cable box, a DVR and its predecessor attached to or nearby it.

          • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

            I think Microsoft expected an audience that would be able to delineate the proper information better and decode, seeing as to how they have a DIRECT competitor watching their every move waiting for a tidbit of information.

            They thought wrong.

            And your argument basically boils down to “its called an all-in-one” box that needs a bunch other stuff / ergo / it can’t be an all-in one box”…

            …but that’s like arguing “playstations slogan “it only does everything” is a lie man…….burn down PS3″

            Straws. Hairs. Splitting.

          • safdf

            If you go and name your new god, the ONE, you better make sure it is the ONE.
            Maybe the name is because it is the ONE that has few games, it is the ONE most people hate, it is the ONE that watches you and hears you all the time.

          • Morgon Britton

            The thing with the kinect watching you has been taken out of the equation. You can completely shut off the one and you will have to push the button in order to turn on the console instead of a voice command

          • ReadTheArticlePlz

            I had not read this. This is good news as I will happily turn off any of the xtra features I don’t want if allowed. Any word on if the xbone will still work if I make a little padded “coffin” to put my kinect sensor in while using the xbox so it cannot hear or see anything I, or people in the room, do or say?

          • Jaffa Cake King

            It doesn’t solve the problem of “I don’t want to have to buy that piece of sh*t in the first place” though does it?

          • Morgon Britton

            If you don’t want it, then buy games that don’t require it.

          • Jaffa Cake King

            It comes with the console, you don’t have a choice. Why should i pay for something which i don’t want? I’d love to be able to play the games but forcing me to have Kinect connected to the console for it to work is just plain stupid.

          • Morgon Britton

            Then don’t buy it. Nobody cares if you don’t get it. Oh the One is so bad. I don’t care what you think if you don’t want the kinect then the One isn’t for you. Go get a PS4 you will still get a eyecam or whatever it is called with the system.

          • Jaffa Cake King

            You don’t get it do you? By making Kinect mandatory then MS are effectively alienating a large section of their user base. Just because I’m not buying an Xbox One doesn’t mean I’m automatically going to get a PS4.

          • ReadTheArticlePlz

            Here is the thing though, if i supposedly shut the entire thing down completely, why can’t I just unplug it? Why must I leave it plugged in? If I really can shut it completely down like you say why can’t I have it unplugged sitting in a closet or something?? Probably because it’s not really totally shut down.

          • Morgon Britton

            Why couldn’t you unplug it? Unless you glue it in your socket I’m pretty sure you can unplug it.

          • ReadTheArticlePlz

            Because if you unplug the kinect the xbox one will not work.

          • Morgon Britton

            Oh I thought you meant unplugging the One nvm haha.

          • boe2

            Well, time to go visit other blogs then? ;)

      • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

        Your an xbox supporter for 10 years………they know how to get you. They’ll get you. You obviously believe in the brand, so you should have faith. This however, is a case in word of mouth marketing……..people from gamers and beyond….for or against….are talking about Xbox One. FOR FREE. Microsoft wins.

        • Jaffa Cake King

          So MS are winning by getting me to not buy their new console because it’s a restrictive and intrusive black breeze block?

          It adds no functionality that i want over the 360 but takes a lot of things away.

          • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

            …you see restrictive and intrusive………someone else sees new functionality and immersive………..then………there’s other guy: “What’s an Xbox One?”…………………again: Microsoft Wins.

          • Jaffa Cake King

            An Xbox One? Isn’t that the console MS made to take on the PS2 with the gamepad the size of a dinner plate?

          • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

            LMFAO! Nice one about the dinner plate Big Boy controller from 01’……..however…..your missing the moral of the story: somebody is asking the question “What is” in the first place.

          • Jaffa Cake King

            I do get what you are saying and yes there is the saying that any publicity is good publicity but i just don’t see it in this case. MS have upset a lot of their core fans with this console.

          • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

            Picture it this way my friend…..what better position to be in than an ‘underdog’ position………alls ya gotta do is ‘over deliver’. WAY EASIER than “meeting” the average gamers expectations.

          • Jaffa Cake King

            Trouble is i see Sony as the underdog not MS. I have both the Xbox 360 and PS3 this gen and my Xbox gets a lot more use. I’m only buying one console for the next gen but i will wait and see what happens at E3 before i make my mind up. Sony have impressed me so far. MS have disappointed.

          • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

            Fair enough. If the ‘internets’ are to be believed: XBOX ONE is a failure before you even know the whole story………..and Sony’s PS3 is neck and neck worldwide (even after launching a year later) with 360. So it’s FAR from an underdog.

            Depends on your perspective. From a vocal gamer perspective……MS has the element of surprise on their side. If they fail to deliver….they will have dug their own grave.

            E3 is where your final answers should come.

          • kingcrusher

            LOL, element of surprise… “Surprise, you can’t buy used games like you used to! Don’t you love it! Oh, and surprise, you have to be connected at least once every 24 hours, or your system won’t operate the way it should! C’mon everyone, let’s sing a song about XBox Love!”

          • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

            You CAN buy used games……details haven’t been even released, yet Aaron Greenberg and others have ALREADY stated on numerous occassions you WILL be able to sell and buy used. SECOND: it’s 2013. Devices are always connected to an external service, and if not connected….they still have functionality. Steam, DVR’s, your cell phone…etc. It sounds like people are mad because your Xbox may now function like the modern day connected electronic device…

            You have the internet RIGHT NOW making that comment…lol…about how ‘whoa-is-me….we must have the internet’.

            Not to mention: MICROSOFT HAS NOT PROVIDED ALL DETAILS YET. 24 hours isn’t even a CONFIRMED time frame. lol

            …holy ‘conclusion-jump-to’s’ batman…

          • kingcrusher

            Yet you are claiming to know them all. Hmmm….

          • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

            I didn’t claim that….I”m saying both Sony and MS had to be very aware our competitor is watching our EVERY move, we have to basically go public with a secret.

            So its fair to say: wait and see, as opposed to writing off entirely. that’s all.

          • kingcrusher

            We’re not writing it off. We’re saying “Show me and prove me wrong with everything that’s been said” Just that simple. Obviously MS has no plans on backing off of hosing the used game market, or they would have said so. Bottom line. And the whole check in is just a DRM machine mechanism. I don’t like that idea.

          • ReadTheArticlePlz

            I have my xbox always online so this wont affect me but I can still acknowledge that there are a lot of people who never take their boxes online. Even MS’s stats show that. They have sold approximately 77 million xbox 360’s yet there are only 46 million xbox live accounts. And that number includes both gold and free accounts. Now I don’t know about you but I have 4 different live gamertags on my xbox. So I think it’s safe to assume two xbox live accounts per xbox. That would mean only 23 million of your 77 million xboxes are ever connected to live since you have to have at least a silver account to bring it online. Thats 2/3 of their users not bringing it online. But hey, maybe me with multiple gamertags on my xbox is rare and the average user only has one tag per xbox. That would still mean you have only 46 million of your 77 million xbox’s online. That’s still only 60%. Requiring an internet connection still seems like it would alienate a large number of your current users.

          • Nick Peck

            People sure are stupid aren’t they? Stupid spreads like wildfire. As soon as you disprove them they down vote you and move onto another “complaint’ they think they have. No one knows everything yet, but they are all doom and gloom.

            Hope they know the ps4 has online checks, DRM for used games and the like too. Kind of funny how sony “isn’t talking about it yet” huh? Trust me, it will be there and all of the sudden we can laugh at every moron that thinks otherwise. :D I can’t wait for that moment.

          • kingcrusher

            Don’t knock the Duke! That was a great controller. Big? Yes… But it was awesome, and I played Halo with it really well… and I liked it! :-)

          • kingcrusher

            Sadly, not true. There are options. I am just waiting for MS to convince me that theirs is better than the other options. MS has really kicked us all in a very sensitive place, and now has to convince me to walk back up to them. The ball’s in their court.

          • ReadTheArticlePlz

            And if the one cost 10-20 bucks I would agree about MS winning just from people talking about it. But I highly doubt somebody who says “What’s an Xbox One?” would be willing to put out 500 bucks to buy one. I understand MS’s desire to get the casual person here but will a casual really pay so much?

    • GmailIsDown

      The only thing that Xbox One is winning is the name. Xbox Won.

  • Hector Molina

    PEOPLE ARE SO LAME THEY WONT BUY THE CONSOLE BECAUSE ITS NAME AND HOW IT LOOKS WELL THAT’S REALLY DISAPPOINTING TO HEAR PEOPLE SAY THAT .SO TELL ME IF THE GAMES ARE AWESOME WHICH THEY WILL AND THEIRS NO DMR AND NO ALWAYS ONLINE YOU STILL NOT GOING TO BUY IT BECAUSE THE LOOK OF THE CONSOLE AND BECAUSE IT LETS YOU WATCH TV IF YOU WANT BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT BOUND TO WATCH TV THEN YOU SUCK

    • Jaffa Cake King

      No need to shout mate.

    • kingcrusher

      While I agree that the look of the system is certainly not something to judge a console by (actually, I really like the look… call me strange) remember that a lot of PS fanboys will find anything to try to get a reaction from you (and it obviously worked). I look at my original PS3 I have sitting over there, and I have to laugh. Now that was an ugly beast!

    • TonyLN

      didn’t read what you said, but you get down voted for the caps.

      • Hector Molina

        BECAUSE I LIKE CAPS DON’T LIKE IT DEAL WITH IT

        • KesMonkey

          All capitals and no punctuation? It’s as if you really really don’t want people to read your comments.

  • Steve

    No good news from Major Nelson yet I take it? He said soon….

    • safdf

      It won’t be soon enough, he already missed 3 XBLA releases. I still wonder if they’ll use the online check for more XBLA games like they did in Crash Course 2.

      • Morgon Britton

        People need to cut him a little slack. He is a very busy person. It will be out later today if not Tomorrow.

  • HellspawnRei

    There’s a photo going around that ‘leaks’ some games.
    http://corner bigblueinteractive com/index.php?mode=2&thread=473000
    What do you think?

    • safdf

      Fake, IMO. I’d expect a Kinect Sports more than I would Banjo-Kazooie, Id believe that image if it had at least 5 Halo games.

      • ReadTheArticlePlz

        Why would it have that many? Yes they rely on the popularity of Halo but they have yet to abuse it.

        • safdf

          Just joking, although I would be surprised of such a move, after the last week’s blunder, they would go for sure and easy-to-make hits.

          • ReadTheArticlePlz

            I do agree on the kinect sports bit though. I can see KS3 way before B-K.

    • Nate Welles

      If that leaked list of E3 games is legit. I have already purchased an Xbox one. I cannot miss out on a new Banjo kazooie game, despite how much I don’t want this console.

      • safdf

        Are you sure? It may bear the name RARE but it won’t be by Tim Stamper’s dream and legendary team.

        • Nate Welles

          No I know. But I grew up with this game, even if the game isn’t made by the OG’s, I’ll still buy it.

          What I don’t get is that Alan wake didn’t do well financially, (except on pc) yet MS let them make an xbla version, why can’t MS let Rare do the same with their IP’s? Oh, I know. Kinect.

          • safdf

            Trust me, I’m a fan of Crash Bandicoot and KOF, when the games were developed by different people, all I got was nostalgic deceptions, I enjoy some of the new games, but they were never the same.

        • Angry Consumer

          Oh please. The main designer of the Banjo series and artist are still at Rare.

          • safdf

            And at SNKP, one of the musicians a designer and the producer were still there and we got KOF 2003. I’m just saying, don’t go blindly make your decision out of a name. Wait until you see the final product.

    • TonyLN

      Looks legit to me — or someone went to a lot of work to make titles look right. And the games on the list have the right timing. BK, DeadRising 3, Halo Spartan Assault (M$ just registered those domains) — Fable IV — All the games I expected to see — plus a few I don’t recognize.

 
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