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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  • Morgon Britton

    Since some new information was announced, this is the most positive news I have seen since the reveal. I am happy with this and Microsoft is turning into the right direction.

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    • Steve

      What info? Link?

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      • Dylan

        I’m as puzzled as you are. Haven’t seen any new information since the “you can turn off Kinect, but not unplug” story.

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      • RED360

        We only know that there is news in the works soon.

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      • Steve

        Exactly, people are posting invalidated comments

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      • Michael Mendis

        Yeah, there were definitely questions surrounding that interview (and others), and I expect at least some of those questions will be answered by Major Nelson pretty soon.

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      • Morgon Britton

        Look below at the link i sent steve

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      • Morgon Britton

        Look below at the link I sent steve

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      • Morgon Britton

        http://www wired com/gamelife/2013/05/phil-harrison-xbox-one/

        You will find a lot of answers here. You will be able to borrow someone a game as long as you have the physical disc read through the questions that were asked and you will find good news

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      • Dylan

        Troubling all the same. Still requires internet. He specifically said not all single player games can be played offline.

        “There is some technology about how often, or how frequently the device has to ‘ping’, but that has not been… we have not talked publicly about that yet, but it will be very user-friendly.”

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      • Morgon Britton

        True. But I saw many concerns about the Not sharing a game if you have more than one console in the house. That is good news and you can share the game with your friend. I know people are still a little sketchy about internet but for a lot of xbox players will be ok. The kinect won’t be spying on you which is also good news. Please correct me if im wrong.

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      • RED360

        “The Kinect won’t be spying on you which is also good news. Please correct me if I’m wrong.”

        Looks like he Didn’t know on that one.

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      • Morgon Britton

        The phrase “The Xbox One has multiple power states, starting with “completely off,” but the device has been designed to operate on a very, very low power state — just enough to understand your voice and activate when it hears the key words ‘Xbox on” means there won’t be enough power to have the camera on.

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      • RED360

        Hmm. Not sold on that yet tell we hear more.

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      • Morgon Britton

        I am just sharing information I have seen. I also still need to see just a bit more to get the system. So far the way they are going they are getting me hooked again.

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      • RED360

        Yes I Know thanks for that.

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  • dante

    Please tell us what the gpu is n the xboxone is it 7790 or 7770 and about the ram esram and the ddr3 show the games forget the always online please

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    • Morgon Britton

      You will be able to do what you do on a 360 without internet connection. You will find very satisfying answers from this Q/A with harrison.

      http://www wired com/gamelife/2013/05/phil-harrison-xbox-one/

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      • Dylan

        That isn’t what he said.

        He said you can play “certain” single player games offline, and movies. He also said the console will have to connect the internet, to “ping”. A check in. We just don’t know how often.

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      • Morgon Britton

        Yes I did realize I stretched that a bit. My bad.

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  • Dylan

    Yeah they said that already, the PROBLEM is that your profile has to be signed in.

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    • MacPh1sto

      Why is that a problem? You’re already doing that every time before you play a game anyway. You’re not confusing profile with XBL account, are you? Because those are 2 separate things.

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  • disqus_vkwyaBuO48

    MS is going to change all policies since Sony confirmed no DRM on PS4. doesnt need to check in either, can stay off line etc… there is no way MS can compete if they keep current policies in place. so i expect MS to talk real soon…. no about HAL9000, good luck with this one lol.

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    • Morgon Britton

      I saw this happening to. Good to see positive people out there.

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    • Dylan

      I’d love to share your optimism that Sony is a white knight here, but I’m not confident that they won’t follow the Publishers and Microsoft.

      I hope they do. Sincerely. But I’m not confident.
      If at the conference, Sony announces Internet is not required for the console, I’m in.
      If Sony leaves it up to the Dev’s to force internet, I’m in. As long as the console gives me a choice.
      Microsoft played their hand, internet is required. So we know there’s some kind of check in.

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      • Morgon Britton

        I do see internet as a problem for some and i feel sorry for them. But the kinect not spying and you will be able to share games is pushing me to get it. Just the last thing is the used games is still a mystery

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      • Dylan

        It affects us all.

        What happens when Microsoft’s servers are down, and the console demands a check in? It becomes a brick.
        What happens when the console life is over and still demands check ins? It becomes a brick.

        Of course that is long term thinking, but if you can only play as long as Microsoft lets you, isn’t the console a rental?

        I’d like to play Halo 5’s campaign as long as the One works. But with this DRM, it can’t happen.
        That’s what I’m worried about.
        And I feel really bad for people without the means to get stable internet, who just wanna play some games.

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      • Morgon Britton

        That is true. This interview was also shortly after their reveal. So They could change things and like I said earlier elsewhere. I am not completely sold on getting one yet until the used games is figured out. I think most of everybody’s questions will be answered Monday.

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      • RED360

        Correct me if Im wrong, but I think he said that would be up to the Dev/Pub. Also if your Internet goes out and you go get a good campaign you want to play off line will it let you?

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      • Dylan

        That’s what Sony said.

        Phil Harrison said it too, BUT he said the console will have to check in with their servers anyway.
        So you could play offline, but only temporarily.

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      • Morgon Britton

        I believe the check ins will be once every week not everyday. But More info on Monday.

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      • Dylan

        Yes. Hopefully info says “console does not require internet, no check ins, unless publishers require it”.

        So at least I would have a choice in what games to buy. And could play games that don’t require check ins.

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      • Morgon Britton

        I believe that is what they will do. Leave it up to the publishers. That is what they have done with a lot of things with the one so far. I have been reading and MS has spent at least a billion dollars on games alone so I’m not worried about games at this point. I think this info on Monday will prove to be good.

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      • Roberto Merino

        No problem on getting check in every 24 hours, but if it fails, the console should only let you play games with the game disc inserted.

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      • disqus_vkwyaBuO48

        1.) The PlayStation 4 can play games offline without having to be
        online. This was clarified the day of the PS4’s reveal back on February
        20th.
        2.) Sony will not have any mandatory DRM for used games. You
        can buy, play, trade used games on the PlayStation 4 just as usual. No
        additional registration fees, pay-walls or internet registration
        required.
        3.) If you so choose, you can play games from disc,
        download them from the digital store or remote load them. Sony doesn’t
        mandate any method over the other for multi-format titles.
        4.) Just for extra clarification the PlayStation 4 does not and will not require a constant always-on internet connection.

        http://www cinemablend com/games/It-Official-PS4-Feature-Used-Game-DRM-Like-Xbox-One-56264.html

        http://kotaku com/sony-wont-answer-these-questions-about-ps4-drm-and-use-510477281

        http://www maxconsole com/news/PLAYSTATION%203/Yoshida–PS4-Online-DRM-Will-Be-Up-To-Publishers-RKSID00000000000000000928.html

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      • Dylan

        Leave it up to the Publishers is something I’m totally on board with.
        As long as Sony doesn’t require check-ins. Check-ins should only be for games that the Publisher requires it.
        Not a system-wide thing that the Xbox One is pushing

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      • disqus_vkwyaBuO48

        that seems to be sony’s DRM policy…. basically like it already is for the 360 and PS3. pretty much an EA style passes

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      • TonyLN

        I didn’t see one source that actually said what you said as official words from Sony… Maybe I missed it but I don’t think Sony has said those things verbatim. Only by reading between the lines can you come to those conclusions – and you could also read them to be the other way around.

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      • Dylan

        I’m not treating it as fact yet. I refuse to get my hopes up.
        We shall see soon who has the least restrictive console…

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      • ODST_365

        You do not have to be online to play games on an Xbox One. The Xbox One Used Game Situation has not been confirmed.

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      • Dylan

        Yes you do. Just not 24/7
        The console requires internet.
        The console requires you to check in to their servers.
        It is basically the same thing. You have to have internet to play Xbox One. Without it, you’re screwed. If Microsoft servers go down, you’re screwed.

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      • ODST_365

        They said at the reveal, if your internet went out will still be able to play.

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      • Dylan

        Yeah until the next required check in.
        Just like I said.

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  • disqus_vkwyaBuO48

    do you guys remember back when E3 and new consoles being announced was the greatest event for gamers, no worries or expecting the worst from companies….. just pure gaming excitement……… yea i remember those days too.

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    • ODST_365

      E3 is focused on games this year

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      • usrev

        doesn’t matter what games the x1 has, if it blocks used games it isn’t worth buying.

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      • ODST_365

        The Used Game Situation has not been confirmed.

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    • kingcrusher

      My favorite was the Gamecube reveal. And everyone kind of cocked their heads sideways and went, “Huh?” lol. But I did love the gamecube! Great system.

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      • jlh

        The Gamecube was such a misunderstood system. That little box is wonderful, one of the best console designs ever and it is virtually indestructible. And the games as always (Nintendo’s first party) rocked! Good to see another Nintendo fan around here.

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      • kingcrusher

        I’m just an avid gamer. Have all the systems and just love to engross myself in a good game, no matter what the system. Nintendo has always been near and dear to my heart because their first party games are so amazingly awesome. Can’t wait for the Wii U first part stuff to come rolling in.

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  • disqus_vkwyaBuO48

    why does the count down clock up top look and feel eerily similar to a doomsday clock?

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    • RED360

      Lol.

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  • Paul Gbel

    hmm A lot of blogs closed, Can you invite Samsung along with their new voice controlled tv so i don’t need Xbox one? Oh and doesn’t Sony Make TV’s so wonder why they don’t need a console to voice control it as they might soon do same as samsung with a all in one system which also includes the TV itself.

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    • Morgon Britton

      Does your samsung Tv play Video games? I didn’t think so. The tv thing is just a nice addition to being a game console.

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      • Paul Gbel

        no what I mean is:
        First there was Black and white tv and only one one the street till tv took off and became cheaper, then it was colour tv, then the wired remote, hdmi etc. So if we want to tell our tv to change channel how long before other manufactures do same and it becomes norm?

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      • Morgon Britton

        Makes a bit of sense. All MS did was make it a bit easier for people

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      • Paul Gbel

        I try to and sometimes fail to make my point the one people read, it sounds right in my head. Yeah nothing wrong with MS having a bash but the way the reveal went (I know they did everything wrong, just about) it seemed like they invented voice commands for tv and was pointing out, it’s already out there (expensive as it might be).
        BTW Don’t own one just noticed an add on TV and looked into it, but that said I don’t intend buying the Xbone either.

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      • ElektroDragon

        Actually those TVs do play Angry Birds and other games.

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      • Morgon Britton

        Maybe, but not hardcore games such as halo

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  • kingcrusher

    Will definitely be interesting to see what route MS takes with everything. I just do not see a scenario where they come out and reconfirm what’s been said. They have to backtrack and appease the gamers. It would make zero sense not to.

    I mean, really, they have a choice. Backtrack and stop with the always online and changing the way games can be used, or lose this console race. It’s that simple.

    I’ve been an avid proponent of the XBox brand (all while still owning all the systems). But, MS needs to realize there is no middle ground here. If they think they can just “come to an alternate method” other than what we’ve been used to, then they are going to learn the hard way.

    We shall see. But I honestly hope MS realizes where their bread is buttered, and that’s by people like us whose dollars are going to whichever makes us, the consumers, happiest. So MS, your work is cut out for you. Fix it, and make me want to buy your system! … Please!

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    • jlh

      Things are going to change and there is nothing that anyone can do about that. I personally don’t believe that the changes will be anywhere near as horrific as some gamers on the internet are trying to make them out to be but there will be changes.

      I remember when the first Xbox released and people were up in arms about them going broadband only. The amount of naysayers spreading doom & gloom about one of the best consoles ever produced and swearing that MS would be out of the console business in less than two years. It was ridiculous but it reminds me a lot of what is going on today. The same thing happened when Xbox Live launched and they said no one would pay to play online, it happened again when the 360 was revealed and everyone was calling it the Xbox 1.5. What I’m saying is that every step of the way people have knocked (loudly knocked) MS for decisions they made which ended up dragging the games industry forward and being of great benefit to gamers and the Xbox One is no different.

      That said E3 is going to be awesome. I believe that we are going to see more game content in this 90 minute show from MS than we’ve seen in the last five or six years of E3s put together and that is a great thing because all that matters in the end are the games.

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      • kingcrusher

        I can agree with most of what you’re saying, but as we look at your example, change was indeed a problem for a lot of people. but those changes were changes in favor of the way we play games. The broadband decision was one that made gaming better for all of us. Showing us how XBox live made our gaming lives better was awesome.

        But, these changes are NOT improvements for anyone but the money-hungry companies who want to milk us for more of what we are already spending a ton of money on. How is restricting the used games market advancing technology? It’s simply not. It’s corporate greed. How is making my system ping home to check in on me to see that I’m not doing anything that they could charge me for advancing the market?

        While I agree with you on a technological angle, I just do not see how any of what they are doing advances anything from a gamer’s angle. It is just another straw stuck in the consumer to try to milk us for more money, plain and simple.

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      • jlh

        I was thinking more along the line of some of the more interesting possibilities that would push us closer to an all digital future. For example if part of their used game solution includes a marketplace which would allow Xbox One owners to trade or sell their digital copies that would be huge going forward and make owning a digital library of games actually worth something (more than just the ability to play the games).

        Or, if the new Xbox Live includes a rental service for subscribers that would also be incredible for gamers who could download rentals to their hd, play through the game and have it automatically deleted when you’re finished with the game no more waiting for gamefly discs or checking out Redbox games. I mean you may be right and we will not see anything revolutionary come out of this but I think that their track record speaks for itself when it comes to innovating with their consoles and services.

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      • kingcrusher

        I can see where that would be slightly enticing, but now we’re getting into the realm of all digital, where you own nothing. Not only will your system be at the mercy of MS for being supported online (once that’s gone, your system is dead) but you’re also moving into a realm where it’s all just digital downloads and you no longer have possession of any of the games you own.

        With my Dreamcast that I still have hooked up, I can put a disc in and play Armada or NFL2K any time I want. If we were relying on digital downloads and nothing but cloud based internet access with a fee, my gaming days for that system are done when MS decides it for me. I do not like that at all.

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  • EnyOne

    Hey Larry (this is a long post but please consider reading it), after watching Total Biscuit’s talk on Used Games (Youtube search “The Devil’s Halibut: Used Games”), I agree that used games should counter retailers like Gamestop and GAME that are robbing developers. However, where I stand is that I want to be able to give my sibling (who lives in the same household as me) my game when I’m not playing it and allow them to be able to play it on their own Xbox One and on their account without any strings (or fees specifically). Games are $60 and having to drop $120 to be able to play a single player game on my Xbox One and for my sibling to play it as well on his(/her) Xbox One while he(/she) lives in the same household as me seems a little ludicrous.

    Think about it in a monetary sense like this:

    -Two consoles are bought for one household (Lets say Xbox One comes out for $350, so that $700)
    -Two annual Xbox Live Gold memberships are purchased ($120 per year)
    -DLC is bought on both consoles for titles we like, which are most titles so ($15-$50 * 2 because it’s two consoles, so $30-$100, I’ll do $45 since most titles aren’t like Call of Duty with a season pass at $50, which is ridiculous but that’s an argument for another day). The individual game I usually purchase it between $60 to $30 when I see titles so again I’ll average it at $45. On average most games are ~$90 investments.

    Net = 700 + 120t + 90g with variables t being representative of time (years) and g being games.

    Let’s say I buy 5 games a year, over the course of a 10 year console life cycle that results in a net amount of at least $6400 considering the multitude of other pricing variables.

    Now if the Xbox One does not allow this feature of sharing games to people who live in the same household as you, I’ll most likely not be interested in it, and will be very discouraged to buy it.

    If I were to invest the same amount of money as I did in the first scenario either Xbox Live subscription coefficient or games coefficient would have to change.

    Looking at games, and keeping all variables the same (5 games per year, over 10 years), the games, which would be required to be purchased NEW, rather than being $90 investments would have to be $45 investments so a standard newly release title would have to be priced at $30 and DLC at $15 season passes otherwise I would be hurt immensely as a consumer, with all games priced at $60 and the fact that I would be purchasing two each time I would end up paying $60 game + $60 game + $45 DLC = 165, I would end up with a net of $10150 in terms of an Xbox One investment as opposed to $6400, with games costing ~$8250 rather than ~$4500, that margin is hard for a consumer.
    I respect keeping money with the publishers and developers but potentially destroying the consumer is not the way.

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    • Morgon Britton

      You will be able to share games with friends and family without giving them your account. As long as you have the physical disk they can use it. It works like a 360 game for the most part.

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      • EnyOne

        Where did you hear that news? I’ve been out of the loop for a day so I may have missed something.

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      • Morgon Britton

        http://www wired com/gamelife/2013/05/phil-harrison-xbox-one/

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      • Roberto Merino

        just ignore him, he is missunderstanding everything he reads, or just trolling.

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      • kingcrusher

        You keep posting that, but everything that MS has said is opposite of that. Please show me where there will be no fee for used games, and you’ll be able to lend a game to a friend and not have them pay a fee to play it. I’m not saying you’re wrong, I just have no clue where you’re getting that info.

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      • Morgon Britton

        I never said anything about used games I just said that your gonna be able to share games with your friends and here is where you can see what I say is right. Just saying I know nothing on used games because all the used games info is being worked on or is going to be announced monday.

        http://www wired com/gamelife/2013/05/phil-harrison-xbox-one/

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      • kingcrusher

        Nope, cryptic answers with no definitive saying on that. When asked directly all he says is “we haven’t announced that” and “it will be user friendly” User friendly in their minds is us forking over $10 to let someone play a used game. Not a good article to be using as a supportive argument in this case.

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      • Morgon Britton

        what are you talking about? He states clearly that you will be able to play it on another console and if you like the game you can buy it instantly. There is no fee so why don’t you go with the other people who don’t know anything and go buy a WiiU if the One is so bad.

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      • kingcrusher

        Ok, you need to actually read what you just said.

        First, it does look like you’ll be able to lend your game to a friend, but it will only be like an xbox arcade demo. You cannot just give them the full game without them purchasing the “unlock key” from MS for a hefty sum.

        Second, he states nothing totally clearly and even says plain and simply when asked about the DRM and it checking for validation that, “We haven’t announced the details of that today, but like I said, it will be very user-friendly.”

        So, user friendly means? Does it mean that everything is just like it has always been and used games won’t be an issue and I can give my games to my nephew on his console? Plain and simply, NO. His answer was elusive and not direct.

        Third: Don’t dog on the Wii U, it’s a great system. And it supports used games! Wow!!!! Nintendo gets it.

        Fourth: It’s not that the One is “so bad” it’s that their way of marketing it sucks. Plain and simple the “pinging” home is a no-no, and the control over the used market will kill the system. You just can’t mess with gamers expendable dollars. It’s not like we’re talking food here, this system is NOT necessary. And if they do what it looks like they are doing, gamers will take their dollars elshwere. Simple as that.

        Fifth: You need to open your eyes a little. Fanboyism on any front is obnoxious and not healthy. Remember that these are megacorporations whose only end goal is to rid your wallet of your cash, that is all. And if our money is going to be sucked out of our dollars for entertainment purposes, then the companies who make the entertainment need to fight for our dollars, not try to control us. And sadly, what they’ve shown of the system is more of control than of joyous entertainment.

        Sixth: Have a good night, and happy gaming🙂

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      • Morgon Britton

        I honestly don’y know what I’m going for yet with what system. I’m waiting for Monday info and E3. I have read that MS is very confident they will crush Sony at E3. I also know that One is still a gaming console considering they spent over a billion dollars on games alone. I’m just speaking what I see and I don’t even know what I’m going for yet and I know a lot of people feel the same.

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      • kingcrusher

        I hear ya there. It’s definitely a wait and see thing. I really am hoping that MS doesn’t blow this one. I’ve been an avid XBox gamer since day one of the original, and I want to keep supporting the great system that is XBox and especially the stellar XBox live (Don’t even get me started on the Ps3’s network, I basically only use my PS3 for netflix).

        All I’m saying is that if MS goes the route that it looks like they are going (again because they haven’t said anything different) then they will easily lose half of the people who would have bought their product, and that will be a sad day because I’ll be included in there. I’m a lover of games, plain and simple. I’ve got all the systems (love them all… except for the PS3 controller.. don’t even get me going on that) and really REALLY want MS to convince me to get their next one.

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      • Morgon Britton

        I believe that they are changing their direction. I mean look at Major, he is very excited to reveal the new information Monday. I think it will turn out for the better and like i said earlier I am not worried about it not playing games. I will just have to wait and see. Also even after E3 they still have 5 months to change things so like I said we got to wait. Like you said with Live it’s such a much better program for a good price if you buy yearly or 3 months at a time. I have also heard things that Sony is following MS and that would only lead people to go to PC or Wii and I didn’t mean to hate on Nintendo considering I own a 3DS myself and I love the Nintendo exclusives but that would be the only reason for me to get a Wii.

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      • kingcrusher

        Oh heck yeah, the Nintendo first party stuff is and has always been the main reason to get a Nintendo console. There is no better first party games on any system. I’ve been a gamer since the days of Pong (yes, I’m ancient compared to the average young gamer lol ) and ever since the NES, the big N has never failed to disappoint me.

        I’m an Xbox gamer mostly (definitely spent the most money on it!) but the big N comes in second, always has been either first or second with me. Love ’em!

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      • Morgon Britton

        Yes and tons of Nintendo games are being announced at E3. This years E3 is going to be a blast with all 3 companys clashing to come out on top overall at E3.

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      • Flawless

        “He states clearly that you will be able to play it on another console and
        if you like the game you can buy it instantly. There is no fee”

        are you just trolling or cant understand what you just typed?

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      • Morgon Britton

        There is no fee to play it. When you want to buy it then there is a price. I just said it weird haha late last night. But it’s a waiting game for more information.

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      • Morgon Britton

        And just to clarify I wasn’t talking about used games. It says right in the article that you can play the game on more than one console.

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      • kingcrusher

        ..Umm.. same thing! It’s using a game that is not linked to your system on another system. Same concept. Think about it…

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    • Dylan

      Why TotalBiscuit is incorrect in his reasoning (add in periods)

      http://www escapistmagazine com/videos/view/jimquisition/7370-When-The-Starscreams-Kill-Used-Games

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      • EnyOne

        Are you defending Gamestop in this situation? The same company that offers really poor trade-in values but sells the game at $5 than the new version (often times giving you $20 for a new title for them to just sell it at $55)? You could say the publishers are greedy but there “greedy” because retailers like Gamestop sell these games $5 less than the new $60 titles and take 100% of the profit. You could say Used Games make it so “retailers could survive,” but what about the actual game developers, the people who actually make the games you’re playing, I think it’s more important for them to survive since they are the actual creators of the market; they get no revenue from the used games market and it’s a LOT of money lost. A studio like THQ would still probably be standing if they could have a stake in the Used Games market.

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      • Dylan

        Oh please stop eating that corporate bullcrap.
        If you did your research, you’d know that THQ went down because they stupidly invested too much money in U Draw and were a freaking mess management wise
        (Even a 2K big shot called their demise 6 months ahead of time saying that).

        I’m not defending gamestop, but they’re not the evil entity they are made out to be. They were pushed into a corner because of the limited amount they make off a sale. It didn’t happen the other way around.

        Publishers are failing because of mis-management. Used games is a temporary scapegoat.
        If Gamestop were taking a used game fee that went to the Dev’s, I’m all for it. BUT it is NOT. Its going to big Publishers like EA and to Microsoft.

        2K said themselves the solution isn’t punishing the consumer! It’s rewarding the ones that don’t trade their game in.

        The solution is managing your funds to the realistic demand.
        You don’t see authors seek compensation for re-used textbooks.

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      • http://www.doblu.com/ Matt Paprocki

        Why does GS give low trade-in values? Because they take the risk. If they take in a brand new release for $30, try to sell for $55, but the NEW price drops to $40 the following week, GS isn’t set to make anything. If you don’t like their trade-in values, sell it yourself on eBay or Craigslist, but people don’t. Why? They don’t want the risk so they take a loss and pass on the additional credit.

        And there is zero evidence that used games detract from the new market. Is GameStop’s inventory all $55 new releases? No, and in fact, that barely makes up any of it. Their inventory is mostly sub-$20 games that haven’t been available for ages.

        The Total Biscuit video was a mess, which like most, never considers the other side of a used game. When you toss around “GameStop” and “used game” as negatives, you’ve lost. Ask yourself, why, if publishers are so devastated by GameStop, do they still offer the company exclusives with pre-orders? Because the trade-in value revenue alone is worth potential millions. Unlike any other source that sells used, GameStop only deals in video games, so that credit is only spent in-industry. Take it to eBay, Best Buy, etc., that money could be funneling into anything.

        You cannot have a video game exclusive retailer WITHOUT the used market because the profit margin on new games is so slim, and it’s close to a loss on hardware. Broader retailers make up the difference elsewhere.

        Used products are inherent to every consumer market on Earth. Video games are not special. If you want to tow the “support game developers!” company line, ask yourself what other creative mediums you support. Do you use AdBlock or click on website ads to support writers? Ever use a library to check out a book and not pay the author? Every borrow a music CD and not pay the band?

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      • jlh

        The problem is not used games. The problem is when you have the major retail partner of the publishers promoting used over new and profiting in the billions without passing any of that money to the publishers. If this was an industry with multiple revenue streams where used games would be but a blip on the radar for them then it wouldn’t matter as much. But when you have a game shop that is selling a used game that just came out last week for $2-$5 less than a new copy and sitting them side by side or when asked for a game by a customer is coming back with a used copy, then that is a problem.

        Publishers need retail even for this upcoming generation they will need retail and of course Gamestop being the only major speciality game retailer left means that the publishers have to continue to play ball with them regardless of their used games policy. Also if you listened to Total Biscuit’s comments on this issue then you would have also heard yet another person chime in on how it is the retailers who dictate things like exclusive preorder bonuses/dlc from the publishers. I really don’t understand how people are seriously trying to white knight Gamestop of all companies. I could sort of see people being upset at potentially not being able to independently sell or trade their own games but to have a defense force for one of the worst companies in the gaming industry baffles me.

        P.S. Most people have been tuned to disable ad block on the channels and sites that they wish to support, libraries pay a ton of money to book publishers for the right to loan books (far more than the book is priced at in a bookstore) and for the most part CDs have gone the way of the Dodo replaced by digital downloads which cannot be legally borrowed or sold.

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    • jlh

      Hey EnyOne,

      I think you will be really happy with what they have to say if you listen to Podcast #385 on Gamertag Radio, the one with Aaron Greenberg. He answers a lot of questions and really just gives a great interview about the Xbox One.

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      • EnyOne

        Thanks for the heads up, I’ll check it out right now.

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  • Steve

    No offense Morgan Britton but you don’t know what your talking about, Microsoft has never confirmed being able to play purchased games on multiple accounts without the original purchasers account being logged in.

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    • Does Not Equal

      Yeah, I’m gonna watch the briefing, too.

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    • Morgon Britton

      First Maybe if you knew how to read you may know a little more my name is spelled Morgon.

      Second: I know what I’m talking about all I said is that you will be able to play a game on another console, nothing more.

      Third: Wait until Monday if you don’t believe me. Also E3 MS is pretty confident they will crush Sony at E3 so they must have good stuff.

      Fourth: Have a good night and When Monday comes and you hear the new information lets chat again🙂

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      • Steve

        Well I’m not going to post false information for people on what I would believe to happen. People come here to find info on these DRM issues, lying to them helps no one. But, I hope that you turn out to be right. But like you said we have to wait until we get official confirmation.

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      • Morgon Britton

        I don’t believe it is false information I mean what I read on the page makes sense to me you let a friend use it and you can get it back. It may be only a demo because only a bit of info is stored on the disc. He never went into detail. This interview was also shortly after the reveal so all of this could have changed. But I guess it is time to play the waiting game.

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      • Steve

        I’ve read that interview multiple times, and I think it is clear as day that people can play the game as long as the original purchasers account is logged in. If not they are given the opportunity to purchase the game at full price.

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      • jlh

        According to the last interviews we’ve had from MS people anyone inside your household (multiple accounts tied to your main account, multiple consoles) can share one came the same way they always have. But that your friends who do not have access to your account will not be able to play a borrowed game without paying for that game.

        Now something may have changed in MS’ plans and we will know that when Major posts probably on Monday about all of this.

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  • avi

    im so pumped. please be a good e3.

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    • Hugoku

      I have not been pumped for an e3 for a good while. The last few ones have been pretty terrible.

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  • barry3218

    I love E3 thanks to everyone who helps makes this happen.

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  • barry3218

    does anyone know how they are going to address people with disabilities having to have a kinect?

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    • Roberto Merino

      I hope they don’t use the same way they will address people who don’t want to use it.

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  • ElektroDragon

    None of this debate matters, because the fact is, the hardware is underpowered compared to PS4, and the exclusives will clearly show that. Maybe the multiplatform titles too if devs aren’t lazy.

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    • Maurice Wilburn

      I play video games, not hardware.

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      • BigBernard

        So you’re still using an Atari 2600 or similar then?

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      • Maurice Wilburn

        Nice way of taking a simple statement and making a dramatic assertion. Point is the Xbox One being the lesser of the 2 systems power-wise doesn’t equate to PS4 having better games.

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      • Roberto Merino

        But when you play a game in your XB1, and you know the same game exists in the PS4 and that it plays smoother or has better graphics. This feeling sucks, and we, xbox fans, are not used to that feeling, which makes it even worst.

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      • Maurice Wilburn

        That is dependent on the developer and whether or not they are willing to put in the extra effort to make one version superior and in most cases they aren’t. The PS3 for example is superior to the Xbox in terms of graphical power, but most developers aren’t willing to go the extra mile to make use of the complex hardware, this is why many multiplatform games are superior on the 360, not because it’s the more powerful system, but because it’s more convenient to develop for. With both consoles boasting to be developer friendly, the only true area where we will likely see any graphical difference is exclusives.

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      • Roberto Merino

        You fail in your argument, as PS3 is not superior in graphical power to the 360, in fact it is otherwise. PS3 was more powerful theoretically in RAW CPU power, while in GPU power it had less memory available, with less bandwidth available and a similar chip.

        The developers had to struggle and feed some graphical tasks to the Cell processor to maker games like Uncharted 3 happen, and it still looks blurry and less defined than Gears3 or Halo 4.

        This time around both have about the same internals, but PS4 has better GPU, faster memory, and a less bloated OS. This, independently of developer is extra power for free and ready to use. There are no extra SPE’s or Cell tricks on the Xbox ONE to take advantage of when optimizing code.

        If the rumors are true, the same game with the same source code will run 15-20% at faster framerate on the PS4. Which SUCKS. And it is my main concern regarding Xbox one. I don’t mind paying 1000€ for the console, but i want the best.

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      • Maurice Wilburn

        I don’t see how that rebuts what I said, the PS3 was indeed graphically more powerful, the complexities of tapping into the hardware doesn’t change that. I never denied the PS4 hardware being more powerful, if you want the most powerful hardware I would even say that’s your best bet.

        All I’m saying is as far as multiplatform gaming goes you’re not going to see a major difference graphically. You may have a point about performance, but that again depends on how well the developers optimize the game. A multiplatform developer isn’t going to be designing a game with one console in mind, they are going to want it to run smoothly on both consoles, PS4 might be a smoother in performance, but as far as what the eye can see differences will be light at best.

        There is also much more to consider in buying a console such as features and exclusives.

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      • ElektroDragon

        Oh that’s right. Hardware won’t matter because all your games will be rendered in the magical cloud.

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      • Maurice Wilburn

        Not at all what I was saying. Hardware is definitely important in offering more possibility to developers, but not nearly as important as things like creativity. The Xbox One’s hardware is fairly on par with the PS4 cloud rendering or not and you won’t be seeing much difference between multiplatform titles. The decisive factors of next-gen will be features and exclusives. PS4 exclusives might look better, but there’s much more to a game than mere looks.

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    • Dylan

      I disagree.
      The games and hardware don’t matter as long as the policies surrounding them are extremely anti-consumer. (at least to me)

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    • http://twitter.com/CreatureNorns Gaf Neon

      PS3 was more powerful then the 360 as well it’s like recycled barf from last generation, Microsoft just needs to clarify a few things because it’s becoming horrid to discuss anything xbox related online without it being trolled…or a gazillion kinect jokes – anyways like someone said below play games not hardware – PC gaming is so great for me because of all the innovative indie games/kickstarter games we’re seeing and none of them are graphically amazing.

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      • Roberto Merino

        Where did you take from that the PS3 is more powerful than the 360?, that is just not true, they are very different internally, but in the end the 360 is a more balanced system with less bottlenecks.

        X1 vs PS4 is a different story, they are the same in the inside, but it seems the PS4 has better ram and better GPU, and this has direct impact on games performance. Also it seems the X1 is locking more resources to run such a fat OS than the PS4

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      • slasaru

        PS4 devkits are still old version with 4 gig of RAM and will remain so for couple years and then MS will learn how to use cloud effectively

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      • ElektroDragon

        What a bunch of lies….

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      • slasaru

        Man, please read Guerilla’s interview
        Killzone 4 was made for 4 gigs ram, that measn only 3 gig for gaming and one gig for OS or so
        They had to make a 100 hundred page handbook to prove it will still be next gen

        I dont think you just put more ram in existing old devkit – too many peculiarities inside, you have to change the whole unit, that means return to Sony and get a new one

        If you are half finished creating the game, you will not do this

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      • ElektroDragon

        Well you make good points. But we’ll just have to see, won’t we. They won’t be on 4GB dev kits for years, though, that part of your statement is ridiculous. At most it will be for launch titles still in development, then they’ll get swapped out, at Sony’s expense I’m sure.

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    • Bush O Connor

      if this is true then all multiplatform games will be programmed for the xbox (least powerfull) it may not matter now, but in 4-5 years it will be holding the other platforms back.

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      • Guest

        Remember when the publishers wanted a shorter console cycle? It won’t matter in 5 years either as there will be new consoles coming out by then.

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      • Bush O Connor

        there is no way the next wave of consoles will be out in 5 years,8-10 at best. this worldwide recession is to last another 10 years.

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      • jlh

        That would make the most sense but the publishers want (need) a shorter cycle. We are at the end of an 8 year cycle and we can see from the numbers that both hardware and software are suffering. This new generation will give publishers the boost they need and they will want another boost in another 5-6 years

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      • kingcrusher

        Developer are suffering from lack of innovation. I’m sorry, but power is just one factor. Creativity is hands down the biggest, and right now we’re in a creative crisis with developers. They go “Call of duty? Ummm, what can I make for a new game? Call of duty? Umm, how can I advance the way we play games (call of duty)? This hardware is holding us back because we need a new way to create (call of duty).

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      • jlh

        Very, very true and it is likely to get worse next generation simply because innovation brings risks that few publishers are willing to take with the way budgets are growing. I mean Activision know that every single year a new COD means another couple of billion dollars in revenue so of course they are going to run it into the ground until people stop buying it because it’s a far less risky proposition than launching new ip that may or may not find an audience.

        I absolutely hate the lack of creativity coming from the big players and I hate when they take a game that is actually something different and/or unique and turn it into just another shooter stripping away all the fun but because that’s where the easy money is in the industry. Unfortunately the only way to encourage them to open up and try new things is if we show them clearly that gamers are not going to buy the same rehashed shooters and sports games year after year.

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      • Bush O Connor

        spot on, the last console game i bought was defiance because it was different, before that Halo4(money wasted) and before that Batman AC. nothing else on the console market has my interest anymore. playing simcity4 and planetside 2 for the last year or so.

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      • barry3218

        this console cycle will be very long as in a few years it wont be the hardware in the box were using most it will be the servers we connect too through the cloud, this could possibly be over a 10year console cycle maybe longer if MS are expecting to sell 1billion consoles.

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      • barry3218

        multiplatform games will be programmed on a pc, then ported to xbox first before ps4 not because its less powerful which it isnt anyway theres more drawback gddr5 than there is for drr3, anyway the reason games will be ported to xbox first is because it running a modified version windows which makes it easier to move from a pc environment to the xbox one.

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      • Bush O Connor

        yeah i know its closer to pc than console, its what made the original xbox a beast of a machine.
        xbox live crashed for christmas the same year or the following year around the time halo 3 launched, it was down for a few days, other than the random disconnects from live every few days its never down.but neither is PSN when i use it🙂 .

        they could easily get 10+ years out of the new xbox, i tried that ONLIVE platform when it first came out and it was good, in the next few years the tech for streaming games will be perfected.

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    • Guest

      Yeah, the most powerful console has NEVER, EVER won its respective generation. Dumb pauperfanboy!

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      • dante

        yeah that will change someday maybe next gen.

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    • slasaru

      The nearest couple years they will be making games for ps4 using 4 gig memory devkits, that says something

      Like Killzone 4, Knack and piles of multiplatform, even ND is using old engine right now and low specs

      Then in a couple years this will change but also very possible that MS will be using the cloud to full extend and the situation still not clear

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    • http://www.facebook.com/blueonblack Eric Rhoades

      The Dreamcast was powerful for it’s time too…

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  • Hiya_tiger

    I remember when they had booth tours and E3 Q&A panels on G4.

    back when G4 meant something.😥

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  • http://twitter.com/lassenwolf lassenwolf

    We cant use the 360 arcade or dlc. I have 300 plus songs just in rock band. but we can watch e3 on our xbox to tell us we cant use it with Xbox 1 but xbox one is all we need except the now useless 360 but keep it to use along side the all in 1 xbox1 which you’ll not need anything else just don’t use your 360 and all that on demand games we can’t use because at e3 we will be watching what? yes I ran run on sentences

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    • http://www.facebook.com/blueonblack Eric Rhoades

      Nobody said you can’t use the arcade on XBOX 1. They only said Xbox 360 games. Stop freaking out.

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      • Dylan

        Nah they’ve already said your arcade purchases don’t transfer to the One.
        Only your music purchases transfer.

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      • Bush O Connor

        do people buy music on the xbox?? can it be transfered to an ipod/zune?

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    • Does Not Equal

      Why mention Rock Band? The franchise is on indefinite hiatus, so you’ll have to play it on your 360, anyway.

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  • L4lefty

    No.

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  • barry3218

    i dont like reporting on rumours but this one sounds very plausible and when major nelson answers these questions i feel he will no doubt confirm this, the 24 hour check in is if you wont to play your game without your disc, if you want to play the games with the disc in the disc tray then you dont need to connect to the internet. its just a way to stop you installing the game and then trading it in because you would still be able to play it from your hard drive even though you returned the game.

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    • Bush O Connor

      Left4Dead is a valve game is it not? if it was to be an exclusive i would put money on steam.

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      • barry3218

        l4d is already and exclusive franchise for xbox and pc, im assuming they will carry this on. i hope we see half life 3 though. its been a long time since half life 2, the release of new hardware might entise them i believe theres so much life (no pun intended) left in the franchise. i dont know wether im being stupid here but have valve ever made a third game of any series?

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    • Tomo

      If I install the game and don’t use the disc, but go online, but give the disc to my friend who doesn’t go online, then we can both play the game. It’s either everyone has to be forced to go online, or play with the disc.

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      • barry3218

        i believe that is what the check is for when your friend has the disc he will have to be online for it to check if this disc has been installed on another xbox, if it hasnt he can then go offline and play. he dosnt have to be online to play it so its not always on internet connection, you need the internet connection for the 5 seconds it will take to just to verify that the game hasnt been installed elsewhere.

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    • Morgon Britton

      I agree with the online thing. The left4dead 3 isn’t going to happen. Gabe Newel can’t count to three everybody knows this.

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      • barry3218

        im pretty sure he can, i think he doesnt just wont to spin out a game year after year, its like rockstar they want to perfect every aspect of the game before releasing it because what the point of having lots of mediocre games when you can have a few amazing ones?

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    • http://www.facebook.com/blueonblack Eric Rhoades

      The Orange Box 2 would be nice.

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  • Bush O Connor

    the same thing was said on halowaypoint, and look where halo is now.

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    • boe2

      the 4th most popular game on xbox live. Yeah, what a failure.

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  • Daniel Higgins

    It would not surprise me if Microsoft release a different xbox one which has backwards compatible if that cost extra

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  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Although I’m very pissed off at Microsoft right now-as most gamers out there are- I’ll still watch the first day of their E3 conference to see if they can blow me away; if not I might as well forget that they even have a game console and stay with Wii U and PS4. Who’s with me?

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    • Katana18

      LOL at people whining about Xbox One being slightly underpowered compared to the PS4. If hardware is what’s most important then you should be gaming on the PC…what a bunch of losers.

      Note: not in direct reply to Nintendo Fan, don’t know what happened there

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      • slasaru

        Everyone is also saying that windows phone has much weaker hardware inside, but it works as fast or faster and more convenient than android with 4 cores and how much ram they put now?
        It will all depend on software and programming

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      • kingcrusher

        Amen. Look at the 3DS compared to the Vita. Which one is more powerful? Now, which is more successful? Exactly. It’s not the power, it’s the innovation that goes into the games. But most importantly it’s how friendly the company is with their clients. Bottom line is that Nintendo is EXTREMELY friendly to the consumer. Used games? Not a problem. Need memory for your 3DS or Wii U? Any SD card, or External HD will work. No proprietary stuff to hose you over like Sony pulls with the Vita.

        On that note, MS has their work cut out for them. The two main issues are the need to “Phone home” every day and the Used games blocking, or should I say need to unlock used games? If they don’t back off those two issues, their system will not succeed. Period.

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  • Jason Andrew Hahn

    I just hope their honest, no more BS smoke screens leaving people with no information to speculate about utter nonsense. I hope both consoles give us all the information we need to make a decision. I understand people want games, but I know we also want answers… so please show us why it’s a gaming console and then the exclusives:-P

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    • Morgon Britton

      I’m not creating an argument but I’m just saying you don’t need to worry about it not being a gaming console. MS spent over a billion dollars on games alone. So I don’t think they want this console to go down.

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    • Hugoku

      I hope so too, but I think we will not get all answers just yet. And if the games are great, we’ll probably not complain as much.

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    • Kevin Giguere

      That’s not how billion dollar entities work. Microsoft, Sony, political parties, they’re all very happy to ignore the tough questions and focus on the good side. I think people are just getting better at turning the focus back to those tough questions and it’s throwing them off.

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  • Dylan

    You can play offline, but only temporarily. If you miss the phone home, guess your console shuts down.

    They’ll clear this up Monday hopefully.

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  • disqus_vkwyaBuO48

    exactly… Sony’s not going to enforce it on their consoles. the developers will have to enforce it like they have to enforce it for 360 and PS3 now.

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  • usrev

    I swear to god if the first announcement isn’t “we will not be restricting used games in any way” I might not even watch the xbox show.

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    • Andy Wilding

      Ill respect MS even more if they come out upfront and say straight that we were planning all these things but are changing it for the better because thats what the community wanted. knowing them they will just say see it wasn’t so bad as everyone thought and hiding the fact that they had to do a massive u-turn.

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      • John

        There has never been an official corporate statement around those rumored things, so it wouldn’t be a U-turn, just clarification.

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    • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

      Thats an ingnorant statement… and if they mention it later in the show?

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