Join me Wednesday for an Yahoo! Chat

Wednesday at 4p ET/ 1p PT/9p UK time I’ll be over at Yahoo for a chat about Xbox One. During the 30-minutes, I’ll be taking some of your questions about the recent announcements. The chat event will take place using Covert It Live, so when then event starts it should automatically go live below.

 

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  • ikari_paul

    If the accounts are different, youre out of luck. Youll have to cough up twice the dough. Welcome to a brave new world. At least microsoft can stop piracy this way, right? :-S … Shame, its you and me who pay their antipiracy system, but get nothing in return from it

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    • hurrdedurr

      you don’t have to pay for this, vote with your wallet.

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    • jrdobbsjr

      Only MSFT, whose fortune is based on buying and/or stealing other people’s ideas, would call commerce held to be explicitly legal all the way up to and including the Supreme Court….”piracy”.

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  • kingcrusher

    More and more, what I’m thinking is that this next generation will be the slamming of the big companies. I see a lot of people just simply not buying and causing a huge downfall in the industry. Of course, they’ll never come out and say it was their fault, but they’ll slowly try and “fix” things as they go and make it look like it was their great ideas, when in reality it will be out of panic due to lack of sales because their heads got too big for their hats. We’re kind of losing the reality that it is still the consumer that determines the success of your system, not the specs, not the cool features: it is the CONSUMER who determines how successful you will be. If you hose the consumer, you lose their money, and you fail. it’s that simple.

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    • ikari_paul

      Well said. We decide if a system succeeds or not. Im voting with my wallet for sure, hope everyone does the same

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  • caleb wands

    You know, what happens if I want to use the x1 in the car will I still have the kinect hooked up?

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    • ikari_paul

      Kinect is mandatory

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      • Spokker

        What happens if the Kinect breaks for any reason? I mean, it’s connected and powered on, but the camera may not work or some other component causes it to simply not see the room.

        Can I put tape over the Kinect camera?

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      • Dylan

        They’ve said you can remove the camera I believe. But if your Kinect completely broke, your Xbone won’t function

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      • ElishaFrench

        Just do what I do now and throw a hand towel over the camera

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      • ikari_paul

        Does that repair a broken kinect, that doesnt work with the One?

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    • ReadTheArticlePlz

      Yep, forget using it at the lake house/vacation, or in the car on a portable screen, or anywhere else without a connection. They have said always online is not required by MS but they did state that the Developers can require it and that that is being encouraged.

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  • Andy L

    So someone asks a the question we all want answered and the answer is “hey, man, it’s months away so we don’t know.”

    If the policy decisions are still being finalized, tell whoever is in charge that your customers don’t want restrictions on used games or being required to have an internet connection. For all the marketing and corporate mumbo-jumbo, hardly anyone seems to have ever opened a marketing 101 book, otherwise you would know that the first rule of selling your product is for people not to hate your product.

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  • Darío Tórtola

    I understand Xbox One requires an internet connection?

    I wondered how many Xbox user are there compared with how many XBL users and I found this http://www.geekwire.com/2013/microsoft-24m-kinect-sensors-sold-xbox-live-reaches-46m-members/

    Total xbox sold, near 80 million
    Total XBL users, near 50 million (I understand both silver and gold)

    – Let’s say every xbox has only one user, then about 37% xbox haven’t been plugged to internet.
    – Let’s say half XBL users share console, half not. Then they have about 35 million consoles connected, so then around 56% xbox haven’t been plugged to internet.

    Xbox One seem to present cloud as a need instead of an option. If about half X360 have been connected, how many people would want the new connection-requiring console?
    Then there’s the people who sometimes have problems with their connection (and I’m one of them. It’s not often, but there are problems sometimes) The problems with your connection could stop you from playing a multiplayer game, but now won’t you be able to play a not-online game?

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  • ReadTheArticlePlz

    Angel, here is part of the problem. Microsoft doesn’t want to answer any questions because E3 is a short time away. Well guess what MS you scheduled the reveal not us. Why have a reveal and then be all “sorry come back in 3 weeks for that answer” Also PS4 and X1 will have mostly the same looking games. When E3 comes and we see all the fantastic games for both systems it doesn’t do anything to change that I will possible not be able to lend a game disk I bought to my friend to play for a few days. Notice I said lend, not pirate, not steal. I also want to be able to buy a used game and play it without having to pay a fee. If I buy a used Chevy I don’t have to pay Chevrolet a fee to drive that used car. If I buy a used dvd I don’t have to pay the studio again to watch that movie. If I buy a used book I don’t have to pay a fee to the publisher again to read that book. I also don’t want to have to be online if I don’t want to. There are still large segments of this country that don’t have good internet available. Why alienate these people from owning the console?

    To many of us E3 matters not! I am totally sure this console will have awesome games. I am also sure the PS4 will have awesome games. For me it comes down to the experience of playing the games on the console. And MS doesn’t appear to be taking that into account. They are coming across as “our way or the highway” which is a perfectly acceptable strategy, just not one that will get them my money.

    Oh and one last thing. It’s come out that all those fancy TV features you saw at the reveal are not “out of the box” you have to pay extra for a special component to connect your cable box to your X1.

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    • Wayne Hixson

      The ‘special component is just an HDMI calbe. You can use the same HDMI cable you currently use to connect the cable box to the TV now just connect it to the Xbox

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      • ReadTheArticlePlz

        No, In addition to the cable there is a special box you have to buy that you plug your cable box into that then connects to your xbox with a HDMI cable. I’ve been to so many sites/interviews/articles this week I cant remember where off the top of my head which one said it. I’ll try and find it so I can link it for you.

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      • Wayne Hixson

        Sure hope it’s not an IR blaster related item. I hope the newer cable boxes can be directly controlled via HDMI

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    • Roberto Merino

      They did say they will show and talk about games at the E3, they were so specific, that i am afraid they have no intention to talk about this controversial topics for now.

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      • ReadTheArticlePlz

        Thats the thing Roberto, MS is not new to this industry. They know what gamers are like. They knew full well that gamers would not just be “hey lots of unanswered questions about topics that concern me greatly, I’ll just patiently wait till E3 and hope they answer them then”. Gamers have NEVER been like that and never will be. The point is MS knows this, yet decided to do a reveal that set up many questions but answered none of them.

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  • Wayne Hixson

    Where did they ever say it would be recording constantly??

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    • senselocke

      Microsoft has a history of complete compliance with law enforcement, and the FBI has stated they record absolutely everything from email to phone calls to texts–I think it’s safer to assume we’d need a complicit guarantee they’re not recording more than an assumption they aren’t.

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  • Roberto Merino

    They DID say you will have to pay a fee if you buy an used game, even if it is $1, it makes me angry, they don’t have the right to make profits on what people sell. If they were going to sell games as a downloadable limited license for about $30, then ok, but they want to charge full price for games and you don’t even own your game disc.

    If i buy something, it is mine, if i want to sell it, no one has the right to make profit of it, (well maybe except the gubernment in some cases)

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  • jrdobbsjr

    You don’t get it…when they suits refuse to answer the question it’s because they know the answer isn’t going to be to your liking.

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  • senselocke

    “Comment From Guest: What’s the word on backwards compatibility with 360 games?

    Major Nelson (Larry Hryb): Xbox One hardware is not compatible with Xbox 360 games. We designed Xbox One to play an entirely new generation of games. Games are architected to take full advantage of the state of the art processors and infinite power of the cloud.”

    Taking full advantage of “state of the art processors” does not preclude emulation or including 360 hardware, and if the power of the cloud is infinite, why the hell can’t you emulate a 360?

    News flash, guys: I bought a 360 precisely because it had BC, and the PS3 just had it pulled. I’ve bought thousands of dollars worth of games since–150+ physical, 40+ arcade/indie–because you put a tiny bit of effort into Backwards Compatibility.

    Hell, I’d even accept always-on requirements if it came with a GUARANTEE to ALWAYS support games released, so I don’t need to worry what happens when you pull the plug on old consoles, and if you GUARANTEED to unlock all DRM for old consoles before you do pull the plug on them. Because then, well, I’ve have to be online–but my purchases and games would be secure and continue to have support. I wouldn’t have to worry.

    But having no BC and requiring verification, while preaching how powerful the cloud is, just tells me you never even tried. That’s what’s truly insulting.

    So, hey Major: What happens to all X1 purchases and games once you kill the X1 servers in 10 years? Do all my games become garbage?

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  • senselocke

    We can only go on what we have, and what we have is patently offensive to most of us. If we don’t let M$ know, they won’t know we’re upset, and they won’t have time to fix or change it–being silent and waiting will actually hurt the brand in the long run. Feedback, if listened to, can always be constructive.

    As for servers… that’s nice, but not everyone plays online… hence the problem. In fact, around half the consoles sold have never been online–there are only 50 million online gamertags out of 80 million consoles. Taking into account consoles with multiple profiles (I have three online on my own), that’s less than half of all consoles that have ever been online. So it’s a nice feature for people that use it, but hardly a justification for people that don’t.

    Finally, you don’t get to use Netflix, Hulu, or Browsers as if they’re features–they’re 100% free on the PS4 and my phone, and Netflix and Hulu and Pandora are already on my BR players and TV. Microsoft offers nothing competitors don’t except an extra monthly fee to access what is free everywhere else.

    Unless E3 starts with “Just joking, everything about always online, mandatory kinect, used sales fees, mandatory Live Gold, and no BC has been scrapped”, it won’t matter what games they show. I’d rather they fixed these issues and knew they were upsetting well before E3.

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  • demetreHG

    How much integration does Xbox One have with twitter and facebook have ? will there more ways to display more then just achievements on those sites ?

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  • CyberneticHFX

    Regarding the Start and Back buttons of our new Xbox One Controller: The button on the left should be named and called as to be the Info Button – we can not call it Status Button, alone due to the inappropriate sense to it when accessing a map – map still applies to information – so that makes perfect sense. While the button on the right, which simply is the Menu Button, should be so called and named like that. Eh, and for accept command in software, we use always the A Button for Accept (Scratch the stupid START button – we do not want to press it for starting a thing, or applying to whatever), while the B Button for Back always goes back and/or declines, and/or skips ahead. Simplify this for the new generation. Gamers hate it when they had to press in variations/alternations between START and A for confirmations – when it had to be done with both of those buttons in the same software for followed-up required confirmations, for the gamer to either proceed, or skipping ahead, or both simultaneously. I am so sure this will help perfectly.

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