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  • montysan

    Be interesting to see what happens if it turns out the Xbox One games are significantly cheaper because of these restrictions.
    Personally, I’d still worry a great deal about not being able to play if I lost my internet, even though it rarely happens. When it does, I’d like to play some games.

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  • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

    Is it just me or is Jessica Chobot looking a little chunky…?

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    • Steelahlive

      I don’t want to be rude….but i will – in this case…nah..nevermind – i was gonna say it depends on which eye you’re looking at her with =P but that’s rude.

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    • Kristin Webb

      She had a baby about 3 months ago.

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        Oh yeah, that makes sense. Well now I feel like a dumb@ss😛

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      • Scarab83

        Even if she weren’t pregnant you should still feel like a dumbass.

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        I see, and you are?

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      • Scarab83

        Someone who doesn’t objectify women like a stereotypical gamer.

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        So, you mean you’re a eunuch? That’s ok. This world needs all types.

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      • DeviousScissors

        Go back to yelling racist and homophobic taunts on Xbox Live.

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        And what makes you think that I’m racist or homophobic? I sense all of it is in your head and based on your own prejudices and preconceived ideas about others…

        Now stop objectifying me like a stereotypical gamer.

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        But seriously, how do you know that a “stereotypical” gamer would objectify women? Aren’t you generalizing much? In fact, studies show that women make up the largest segment of casual gamers, and a large number of them are core gamers.

        So… stereotypical gamer you say…?

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      • DeviousScissors

        Do those women look a little chunky too?

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      • Nate Welles

        How was foxhound objectifying women? What the flip lmao?

        Deviousscissors, you’re looking a little scissory… oh wait sorry i’m objectifying scissors like a stereotypical gamer.

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        Like a Stereotypical Gamer! Hahaha a new meme is born

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        I just ate a sandwich, like a STEREOTYPICAL GAMER!! AHAHAHAHA

        I just went to the loo, like a STEREOTYPICAL GAMER!!!

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      • Nate Welles

        Watch out they’ll downvote you, objectifying you like stereotypical gamers.

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        QFT!!!

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  • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

    Can we just talk games for a second though. Nicely. Just to step away from the ‘politricks’ of it all.

    MICROSOFT CAME OUT WITH TWIN BAZOOKAS……NO DEBATING.

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    • Scarab83

      The only One exclusive that interested me was Quantum Break.

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    • DeviousScissors

      Why was master chief wearing a robe over his power armour? I need some answers here.

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      • Steelahlive

        he’s been wandering the land hoping for answers to save cortana? I really need to go back and play halo4 now to remember how it ended…I mean i remember the big ole USNC ship coming in – just don’t recall the FINAL FINAL bit that the chief was left with – Thought he basically was “saved by marines and new generation of spartans” so they know he’s alive and what not now and should have been able to get back to earth.

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      • DeviousScissors

        Yeah but why the robe? Can’t be to protect himself from the sun, he has POWER ARMOUR.

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      • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

        i’d imagine so people didn’t know who he was…….immediately…………kind of like Kim Khardasian in downtown LA….trying to hide from media…………..but in a desert……………in armor…….lmao

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      • Steelahlive

        LOL – why is he still wearing the armor….he’s gotta smell like Burnt Bacon in that thing!

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      • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

        It probably helps to prevent unneeded damage to the suit and keeps the shield from going crazy from all the sand smashing into him.

        (meant for DeviousScissors)

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      • Steelahlive

        HAHAHAHA – GOod point – I didn’t even think about the shield.

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    • Steelahlive

      Well – Probably not gonna happen – MS didn’t JUST come out with guns blazing – they had great games to show – but for the interest in the total package – and getting a price point – and the rest of the …stay tuned information they gave us back on the 27 of May up at the Campus – this is what we’ve resorted to – Titanfall looks amazing – PC purchase here – and again – more games look hot – but won’t get to play them – so i’ll just take my ball and go home.

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    • Nate Welles

      Shut up with your damage control, you shill.

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      • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

        LMFAO!!!!! Did you just call me a shill????? I’m…..i’m appauled. I’ve been called a lot of things….but never…..a SHILL……i feel…..i feel….how RUDE!

        Just kidding dude. Relax. I’m just having fun because i think MS showed INCREDIBLE GAMES and had one of the best E3’s up until they said that dumba*s price

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      • Nate Welles

        I obviously did call you a shill. Look… it’s right there.

        Sure, but you’re replying to anyone who says anything negative about it. So, I call damage control.

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      • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

        that’s because its so UNANIMOUS that Xbox One is this big evil box…and i really don’t agree, but do enjoy having a better understanding of where the opposing opinion lies, perhaps the re is something others all are agreeing on that I just flat out am missing….but if i differ, i just like to engage the dialog. Tis’ all friend.

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        It’s not evil! Why would you think such a thing. It;s the future of gaming,.

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      • Nate Welles

        Hardly, otherwise you wouldn’t have people that like it, would you? It’s because there was no need for DRM, yet MS enforced it. That’s why people are ‘hating’ on the console, despite the games (which i admit some exclusives looked pretty sweet, i’m a big dead rising fan myself) the fact MS are going through with this used games drm debacle is the reason why it’s getting flack.

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        lol, the PS noobs are calling everyone shills…. like a STEREOTYPICAL GAMER! HAHAHAHAH

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    • Dylan

      Why did Ryse completely revolve around QTE? They had the same execution 3 times. Already repetitive. Graphics are great though

      Why did they take out the fun of DeadRising and make it into every other zombie game out there

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      • Retro

        They had the Capcom guys on IGN. All the crazy stuff from Deadrising is still there.

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      • Dylan

        Nope its a primarily ‘dark’ tale.
        http://www polygon com/2013/6/11/4418016/dead-rising-3-will-be-a-darker-take-on-the-traditionally-outlandish

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      • mightywombat

        It’s not like MS sucked the fun out of it, it stopped being light-hearted when Inafune left Capcom. And they have still said in interviews that it won’t be 100% serious.

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      • Dylan

        I’m not blaming Microsoft at all.
        I’m blaming Capcom.

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      • mightywombat

        Didn’t you say you were 100% PS4? What are you still doing here? Go on to the Kevin Butler fan site plz

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      • Dylan

        I’m a 360 owner and a subscriber to XBL.
        I can be here if I want.
        #dealwithit

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      • mightywombat

        Why are you bashing Xbox One games then? They obviously don’t concern you.

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      • Nate Welles

        Stop objectifying him like a stereotypical gamer. jeez

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      • mightywombat

        How is “objectifying” of a person like a person a thing? I don’t get that.

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        STOP OBJECTIFYING ME LIKE A STEREOTYPICAL GAMER!!!

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        Didn’t Kevin Butler die by car tyre poisoning…? I heard he got killed by Bridgestone…

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        There’s nothing wrong with QTEs, and I think Ryse did theirs tastefully. As for Dead Rising 3, it looks awesome although you really can’t tell if it retains the humour of the first two games.

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      • Dylan

        It was the only game they had that I was really impressed with its cloud usage.
        Lots of zombies on one screen.

        Not going to lie, if it came to another console, I’d buy it day one.

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  • Boss

    who the hell would own an xbox and not have internet?

    it’s 2013 most homes have internet these days, people are making a drama out of the always online thing

    everyone posting online about it, you are using the internet..so obviously you have access to it

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    • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

      It’s not about our internet, it’s about Microsoft’s servers not always being online either throughout the life of the Xbox One (crashing or being hacked) or eventually going down. Try to think ahead a few years.

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      • DustoMan

        So really that argument can only go so far. How many things would you not purchase because something *might* happen. The power goes out, cell phones loose their signal, online games get DDOS’ed. I don’t want to purchase a car because I might run out of gas. Or I won’t buy a house because it might get hit by a tornado. I understand that’s there’s comfort in knowing that your sweet little Dreamcast can still play Jet Set Radio, but when was the last time you did?

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      • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

        Your analogies don’t make sense. With nothing else can you hold something in your hand and have it not work later on by some outside source, especially something as big as a console and game library. Your damage control is completely ineffective. If I buy a game, whether it’s new or used, I should know that it will work as long as I have power, a working TV, and I working console. I could even have the internet and it still wouldn’t work once Microsoft moves on past the Xbox One. How is that acceptable? Why try and defend this? There is absolutely no reason anybody who pays for this stuff should think that is an ok or acceptable scenario.

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      • Nate Welles

        stop objectifying his analogies like a stereotypical gamer. (P.s he’s a drone so don’t try talking sense to him)

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      • DustoMan

        Because it’s the fear of the unknown that stifles innovation. Look at Steam, I’ve been using it since 2003. How many times has it gone down? How many times have I been unable to access my library of games? At the same time look at the track record of Microsoft. Since that one Christmas when Gears came out. How many more times has the service gone down. I don’t want I bunch of whiny cheap asses wanting to sell their games to a company that takes advantage of them and other tin foil hat luddites keeping me from enjoying the benefits that having one unified connected system. Hell I don’t even want stupid game disks just let me download everything so I don’t have to worry about stupid plastic disks taking up space. We are becoming a connected society if you like it or not.

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      • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

        Look at the original Xbox, look at the entire Zune infrastructure and social network, look at MSN/Windows Live Spaces, look at Games for Windows Live. All of that is dead and gone within just a handful of years.

        I’m not talking about freak outages, I’m talking about Microsoft shutting down the servers in the future to free up resources. I don’t like having my entire game collection held hostage and not being able to play from a disc in the future. It’s not fear, it’s a fact. They reserve the right to shut down the servers NECESSARY to play the games and console were paid for. They are the ones stifling the innovation that could happen with this generation, not me.

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      • Holesome

        Everything is on loan including your life.😉

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      • Lezlow

        Then make a hotspot with your phone and connect the box that way. For all these people calling themselves gamers your really selling yourselves short by not using your brain to really think about a situation where you have Zero connectivity. If the case does happen then A) Its a natural disaster or nuclear war or hopefully a zombie apocalypse or B) You live in underground and have no access to Broadband, Cell towers, or even satellite internet.This console is not for you. Jesus and I thought gamers were supposed to be technology geeks.

        Sony’s system went down and left gamers hanging and they were not even always connected. The chance is always there that something like this happens but this day in age things get fixed fast because of redundant server farms. This is Networking 101.

        The benefits that this console will get by always being connected will be just as great or even better than when phones turned to always connected smart phones.

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      • Steelahlive

        Your argument doesn’t sell it – I am a stock holder in MS – this is bad business as you now alienate your consumer base – that’s the point. No one is going to argue that widespread internet is here – but NOT ALL people have the ability to tether their phones, nor the data plans to do so. Additionally, your cellphone tethering wouldn’t work even at 4g LTE speeds, not fast enough for the broadband requirements of MS. It’s a matter of, Why would you see the necessity of a disc game system requiring me to connect to the internet to verify my game if i bought it? And if I was deployed as a military member without access to the internet, I would NOT be able to play my game. AGAIN OFFLINE components. If people were bitching about WHY CANT I PLAY MULTIPLAYER COD WITHOUT INTERNET that argument might stand up.

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      • Lezlow

        If you really think think that a 4G connection can not connect to check in with the servers you are very wrong. I was just giving examples. Don M. even stated in a interview with GameTrailers on Spike TV that this console is for those people who are like the majority of people that are gamers that do have stable connections. If your a guy on a nuclear submarine then the console is not for you. His words not mine. The Xbox is future proofing and doing things that will be revolutionary. If you don’t want on that boat then buy the PS4 and keep the same standards that console gaming has been in for the past 20 years. Otherwise get on and enjoy the ride.

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      • Steelahlive

        Actually I’m not wrong, try it right now – set up a wifi hotspot and connect to xbox live see how it works for ya. And the comment about a submarine is preposterous – Then your admitting to alienating your fan-base as the military has been huge in supporting MS.

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      • Lezlow

        I have and I work in the wireless spectrum business so I have a understanding of the platform we are talking about here. The bandwidth is not without latency issues but the check that needs to be done by the xbox will be fine. Playing games no. But I was not talking about that. Secondly, its not even known if you even need to connect to xbox live. From what is known the X1 will just do these things in the background. IE not while signed in. These checks will most likley be small files being verified by MS servers.

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      • Steelahlive

        Well, I just attempted to prove the point and XBOX live spit out that my wifi connection doesn’t meet their minimum bandwidth connection speed – i’m on 4G LTE with a Mobile Hotspot to boot. I’m not questioning the integrity of the system being capable of sending what equates to a small kilobyte file. I understand the issues at hand as well as I’ve worked in IT/Telecommunications, and done satellite radio communications for the last 12 years – I GET the tech – it’s the customer base will be split over this. IT is known that you must have the 24 hour checks to provide legitimacy to the games you own – without a check your games will be unplayable. As the disc is no longer a required function except for installation purposes, Don McKitrick said put that piece plastic on the shelf and forget about it on his SpikeTV after the show segment. It seems a counter point to even sell them on disc if you’re only doing an online capable device. I AM not as bent over this issue as I am the Kinect requirement as this from a consumer standpoint they could have sold it separate and not made it a part of the architecture.

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      • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

        I just said it’s not about my internet, my internet is fine and stable. Why are you telling me to hotspot with my cell phone? Is that going to suddenly make Microsoft’s servers go back up when they shut them down someday and move on? When I buy a game, I don’t like being told that they can make it unusable forever whenever they feel like I’ve played it “long enough”.

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      • Lezlow

        Well in the 20 years when they shut down support for the X1 you will probably be emulating the X1 on your cell phone. The majority of people don’t really care for older games. When I do however want to go old school and play some old games I just get the emulation. If you didn’t get the memo the world is going digital. Embrace it. Its best for the industry. Example: Steam. Cant trade or sell games. And they are cheaper. The X1 is a cross breed to this and next Gen. A little of both worlds. Don’t know what is so hard to understand here

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      • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

        What if I want to like….play the games on the damn console I paid money for? I don’t want to deal with emulators, I want to play the discs I own.

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    • Steelahlive

      Yeah – don’t one side the debate to your favor – I have ONLINE YES – but when that goes offline – I don’t have my harddrive stop allowing windows to work on my PC? nor if i disconnect my webcam from the system, it doesn’t seize up and tell me to continue whatever i was doing, i must plug it in. THAT is the problem. The 24 hr checks for ONLINE PLAY makes sense, not for singleplayer games. If i have it disconnected for whatever reason, but want to play my singleplayer games, I wont be able to.

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      • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

        To counter this though my friend, if you were playing world of warcraft online or even….say…STEAM……..after a period…you MUST connect to the internet. And yes….MS every 24 hours is extreme, but it is a similar system to Steam. The difference being MS needs to come out and do what STeam does with establishing cheaper prices for games and a trustworthy relationship FIRST before doing this shiz……..

        Also to your argument…..your xbox harddrive doesn’t stop you from watching dvds or tv on your system….it doesn’t entirely SEIZE UP and stop working as far as I understand it.

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      • Steelahlive

        Removal of the internet without a 24 hour check in – will render the GAME unplayable – until a 24hr check is provided – DISC or NO Disc – MS state this in their tweets following the 27th conference. Additionally – REMOVAL of the Kinect device – by unplugging it – disables the entire console – with a message pop up telling you to plug it back in before normal operation can resume.

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      • montysan

        360 downloads work offline on the machine it’s associated with. Why can’t the Xbox One downloads, or disc installs with the disc in the drive, do the same? It’s great that with a connection you don’t need the disc, but there needs to be a fall back for when you don’t have a connection (there are many valid reasons for this – internet down, soldier abroad, on holiday with the kids etc).

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    • Nate Welles

      Stop objectifying people with no internet like a stereotypical gamer

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    • billy middleton

      oh i’m sorry but not everyone is within range of a telephone exchange and in the uk a satellite connection costs more than the xbox.
      20% of the uk still does not have the internet.

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  • milton

    Please Microsoft reacts and fix the big mistakes that you are doing with xbox one and the 24 hours online requirements to play offline, You don’t throw away the huge effort that you did upon years with xbox 360 and Xbox

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    • Steelahlive

      Simply Put – fix that along with remove the kinect – and sell it as a peripheral – sell the device for 350.99 or 399 and the kinect for 100-150.

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      • Holesome

        I’m certain there is no way to remove Kinect from the system.
        I believe the functionality within Kinect so tightly integrated it can’t and won’t be removed this time around. From player login and recognition, controller location/position, interface control, voice commands, and I’m sure much more.

        Unfortunately just get over this it and move on.

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  • billy middleton

    work this out.
    the xbox one and the ps4 have the EXACT SAME COMPONANTS internally with the exception of the ram.
    the ps4 case is more angular which means more plastic is used for the design.
    the xbox one case is more basic and needs less plastic ((I know I worked in plastic moulding)).
    the controller is slightly changed so the internals are the same.
    the hard drive I find on a small size when 10 bluray discs can hold 50gigs, so minus the OS and other rubbish that leaves us with 420gig or 8 games.
    with an actual break down with the internals and the plastics xbox one even with Kinect would cost just under $200 to make before retail, once you factor in the costs to the retailers it brings it to $300.
    so by adding in another $200 Microsoft have made a profit of 100% on every unit.
    it was also dropped that EA were the ones behind the whole always on DRM, remember they had a couple of games that require always on to work in singleplayer, but with Microsoft striking a very one sided deal that ultimately affected the design and production of the xbox one shows you just how much a publisher can mess up a console company.

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    • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

      Wow, this was an interesting read. I wonder how accurate you are. That would be SUPER GREED TOWN to go for 100% profit margin. I need a pie graph by monday Middleton. lol

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        I want a box chart, because that’s how MBAs tell how profitable things are. Quick Middleton, get it to us by Friday.

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  • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

    Stop objectifying the Xbox One, like a bunch of stereotypical gamers! #xboxOneDayOne

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    • Nate Welles

      lol Edit: Stop downvoting me like stereotypical gamers

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  • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

    I would be lying to you guys if I DIDN’T SAY I’m literally STILL interested in buying Xbox One on day one, but since SO MANY of you disagree with this system, I feel as though there is something fundamental I must be missing.

    At E3 I saw tons of exclusives (Titanfall, Halo, Ryse, Forza 5, Killer Instinct, Below, Crimson Dragon), all of which i love. I see functionality that would be awesome (Xbox Live DVR, Family game library share, Kinect 2.0),

    I just need a list of WHY I need to think this big bad evil demon box is going to ruin my gaming life so badly, that I need to switch to PS4. The floor is yours, I just want an understanding of how I disagree with SO MANY of you at the same time.

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    • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

      Have comfort in the concept of the vocal minority, for the masses will rise up and embrace the xbox one as their console of choice. So sayeth the Gospel of Foxhound.

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      • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

        FOX……………………DIEEEEEEE

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    • Nate Welles

      It’s not the games, it’s the drm.
      Don’t know why people switch, get both if you are interested in games from both parties.

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      • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

        Thank You for your input friend. DRM does not bother me, from a business standpoint, I kind of get it.

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        Indeed the DRM is a non-issue. It’s only being brought up because the hippies of the world confuse the war against terrorism with big government taking a note of what’s happening in their beds.

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      • Steve

        You don’t like owning what you pay for? You would rather rent and have someone tell you how and what you can do with your own property?

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      • Holesome

        Here in Canada you don’t actually own the land your house is on as it’s actually a life lease on the land from the government/country. Even your house can be taken away from you if you don’t pay your property taxes. What you can ultimately do with your property is dictated to you by municipal bylaws and federal laws and restrictions.

        We are all in a rented cage.

        If you are sick and don’t have money to pay for it the government can repossess your assets to pay for hospitalization and long-term care.

        Even when you die, if you don’t will your assets to someone, the government take it all back and even if you do the inheritance gets taxed now.

        Even though I have 30+ console systems and thousands of games I still view gaming as a consumable. And by the time I’m tired of it I expect it to be near worthless.

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    • Steelahlive

      I don’t think it’s a matter of switching for me personally – I will not be switching to the PS4 – I simply will be ending my tenure with MS consoles, and move on. The ALL in ONE device is a great idea – but limiting it with functions that don’t appeal to real gamers is the problem. I could care less if it plays my cable tv – I Have a cable box – I’ll ALWAYS have to have a cable box, I don’t want my device to dictate how i decide and when i decide to enjoy my content i purchased. If you must defend the games – that’s a different issue – the hardware is the topic everyone is focused on and PS4 looks viable to some.

      and AS I’ve Stated before – the context of price point could be better served a cheaper device – with the kinect being a supplementary device as it is currently. Requiring it is hard to swallow.

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      • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

        Great point friend, its as if Microsoft is force feeding me, and that is an as*hole move. I agree. I just happen to like ALL THE GAMES i just saw at E3, that is making up some of the lost ground, but I agree with your feelings after thinking about this.

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    • xreadmore

      Here’s the thing Nova, publishers don’t control the market, neither do the developers and certainly not Microsoft. Consumers are in full control here. Without consumers there is no Microsoft and no EA and no Activision. Publishers have no right to used games sales and no right to limit what I can do with the product I purchase. Why? Because we, as consumers get to say so. We spend the money, we put CEOs in offices. We dictate to them, not the other way around and it’s important to remind them of that when they begin to restrict way we do with their product. It’s pretty clear why people are upset. They’ve decided to TAKE AWAY and RESTRICT, when the competition is not. Even if the competition was doing the same thing, we’d just lambaste them too. The industry will not go away if the Xbox crumbles, or the playstation. People like games and there will always be people out there willing to make games. Some even do it for free, so trust me, we can talk with our cash and take out all of the corporate greed, we can take down every publisher by talking with our money and simply say ‘no you have gone too far’. If they don’t make enough money then I’d say it’s a problem they share with the movie and music industry; too many suits at the top. There is no need for that. Indie developers make fantastic games and there is no need for suits at the top. Gaming used to be about fun, not rules and licences. If I want restrictions I can play my PC, but at least with my pc I have all my games still. Even after going through 5 or 6 PCs in my lifetime, I can still play kings quest, or betrayal at krondor, I can still play all my old games. Can I do that with Xbox one? In 10 years when Ms shuts off the servers can I still play my games that I purchased? I mean I spent a ton of money on Live Arcade Games. Why not at least carry them over? They made the Xbox one, they implemented the restrictions. They didn’t grow it in a lab and what they grew is what they got, no they built it! They made the framework. Impose restrictions and people will be upset. It’s pretty cut and dry.

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      • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

        This response is THE FIRST…to make me think. GREAT post friend. Thank You. A lot to consider.

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      • xreadmore

        I’m a die hard Xbox fan but sometimes you have to give up on being a fan, and think from other perspectives. I don’t want this to be the standard so I have to do something I don’t want to do, and that’s jump ship. It sucks but it’s part of being a responsible consumer I think. There are a lot of things MS could do that stops me from playing a game that I loaned to a friend. Instead, they chose to take that right away. I call it a right, but I use that term as in consumer right. I should be able to lend a game to a friend. They took that away, and it’s kind of crazy for them to do that. Things just don’t sit right when I think of a corporation that decides sharing is bad.

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  • ae69ae

    I don’t see Xbox One damage control, It’s getting out of hand. I don’t care how much you’re paying developers for exclusives. That’s only good for the people that buy it on launch (you’re going to get A LOT of RETURNS–Mom I can’t play because we don’t have internet, mom my brother has to buy his own copy of the same game even if I’m not using it. — hope you catch my drift )

    What are ya’ll thinking? Everything on Xbox One is good–but you policies are horrible! Anyone with common sense can see this. If PS4 gets more users guess what…they will sell more games and the Xbox Live users that move to PlayStation will buy the PSN subscription.

    This whole “the developers made us do it” doesn’t fly with me! How come the developers didn’t make PlayStation impose all your ridiculous DRM. It’s a simple solution.

    If No Internet, Check Tray for Disc.
    If Internet, Check the Online Database so you can switch by Kinet Voice or controller.

    Reduce the price. You will regain the 100 dollars after a couple of games. If you don’t reduce your price and you lose a customer because of the price–you now lost more than 100 dollars. You now lost the console, console ads, xbox live subscriptions, game royalties, controllers.

    I had and Xbox, and a Xbox 360 with well over 30 NEW games. Plus Live. Do you really want to lose us? For TV? NO ONE IS WATCHING TV ANYMORE!

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    • Bruno Medina

      Got my words!
      Totally agree!!!

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    • Daniel Garcia

      i dont think children who have to answer to their parents are the audience that will be getting this on or anywhere near launch. nor do i think parents will be buying the xbox one for their children, especially at 500 dollars (and on that point, i think the same can also be said for the playstation 4, even at 100 dollars less). as of yesterday, the lines have clearly been drawn. the people who will get both consoles on or around launch already know what there is to know about both systems.

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      • http://www.jpitta.com PittaMan

        Not to mention the Xbox Family thing makes the entire point about sharing games with a brother moot. My brothers and I are going to LOVE that feature.

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      • Daniel Garcia

        have to agree. my two brothers also do not currently have gold memberships so its nice that theyll be able to enjoy the benefits of online play by virtue of me being a paying gold member myself.

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      • http://www.jpitta.com PittaMan

        I believe that is only going to work within the household. It’s basically one gold per console. I doubt your gold will work at their house (assuming you are adults and don’t all live together).

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      • Daniel Garcia

        we’re all living at home currently (theyre both younger than i am), but the idea is still neat. one gold membership in a household entitles everyone to its benefits. has sony commented about something similar now that ps plus is required to access online play?

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      • http://www.jpitta.com PittaMan

        I dont belive so. Everyone is too buisy crowing about how the sky is falling to notice any actual facts.

        Everyone is too buisy complaning about online all the time consoles even though thier consoles now are online all the time.

        Nobody is touching on the ability of Xbox users to share games they own with thier chosen family, digitally purchased or phisical – over the wire from amywhere in the world.

        The pros are outweighing the cons. This will die down to the current platform bias about paid multiplayer access – nobody really cares and it doesn’t preclude most users from playing online.

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      • xreadmore

        Where are you getting this ‘chosen family’ stuff? They haven’t said yet how they determine ‘family’. For all we know it means immediate family. People don’t like more than the 24 hr checks. they don’t like being limited on sharing, trading, lending, borrowing, selling and being monitored by PRISM

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  • Nate Welles

    Stop talking like stereotypical talkers.

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    • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

      Stop baking like Stereotypical bakers. #cakeBoss

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  • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

    Gamers stop gaming like stereotypical gamers.

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    • TheDahaka

      How dare we not renounce ownership rights and give up all contemt control to MS. We need to get with the program.

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  • Nate Welles

    Xbox stop xboning like a stereotypical boner.

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  • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

    WHere’s scissors? The originator of the new meme “… like a stereotypical gamer”. This man deserves an award. I propose we give him the Xbox One award for Excellence!

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    • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

      Don’t be shy DeviousScissors…

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  • Scarab83

    Jesus, you two are idiots.

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    • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

      Stop Objectifying me like a stereotypical gamer…

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    • Nate Welles

      Scarab, lighten up like a stereotypical light bulb.

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      • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

        OOh that’s good! +10

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  • Steelahlive

    Riddle me this ? are Developers now the new Music recording artists? DO they get a residual check per sale of a game? What about the concept artists? DO they get one? Does Marty O’donnell – get a royalty check every time his song is heard while on level 3 act 4 of a halo game that is bought used? I don’t think so, all these individuals were paid for their work – yes of those examples Marty probably gets residuals from CD Sales of his music and he should – but EA, Activision, whoever else – gets the extra – this doesn’t go back to developers of the game – maybe the company in general – but not the individuals. THAT’S the problem i have with folks trying to justify why this is good.

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  • Steelahlive

    Really Major Nelson – you guys should answer us vs shutting us down – this is the exact reason for the diatribe!

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    • FoxHound R - Xbox One Day One

      Spamming the board is not going to get you any answers.

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      • Steelahlive

        While I agree, i’ve raised points to questions/answers – vs had a 10+ thread about memes lol

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    • Scarab83

      Let’s be honest, if anything is going to get a thread locked, it’s two morons spamming a phrase they don’t entirely understand and calling it a ‘meme’.

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      • Nate Welles

        And what two morons would that be? I think you should should stop insulting people like a stereotypical insulter.

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      • Ryan

        your a master debater

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      • Steelahlive

        Yeah – I was waiting on the LOCKED thread to occur as the day after 27th Reveal – Larry locked the thread after some of the mis communication “facts” starting filling up the boards. I was preemptively expecting it to happen is all =P

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  • Ryan

    I preordered the xbox one, I cant wait to play minecraft xbox one edition, I guess Ill just have to play the xbox 360 edition until then….sux😦

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    • Scarab83

      They’re going to be identical except for world size.

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      • Ryan

        *sarcasim*

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      • Scarab83

        Ahh, didn’t catch that.

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  • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

    Let us not forget……..Xbox Live starting on July 1st……..2 FREE GAMES A MONTH………the 1st games are wack as fidduck tho! lmao!

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    • Nate Welles

      What games?

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      • Dylan

        Halo 3 and Assassins Creed 2

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      • Nate Welles

        Oh…. lol. Ok well thanks anyway.

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    • Steelahlive

      LOL – Both of which i own on DISC already – and one’s a 2007 game ….uh – that doesn’t make it better to swallow – Halo 3 and Assasins Creed 2 – FFS give us atleast Reach the second to last halo game not one that was 4 games ago if you count ODST.

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      • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

        Yeah i would have liked Reach…but hey….FREE GAMES….i’m not mad….i don’t have my Halo 3 anymore….i’ll download it, and take it…..i own AC II on demand already…so it works

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    • Dylan

      And it ends in November when Xbox One comes out.

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    • EndrzGame

      While I think that’s a step in the right direction, let us not forget that if it weren’t for the value that PS+ gave to it’s customers that MS would never have done an offer like this. I don’t want MS to fail. I’ve been an XBox fan for years and competition is a good thing for the industry. Their new policies, integrated kinect (ugh), and 24hr leash is not what I’m going to spend my money on.

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  • CarlosGabriel

    Of course Microsoft will change their policies, do you think they will just see everyone preferring the Sony consoles and stand idly by? doing nothing?

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    • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

      Honestly…somebody said below Microsoft is making 100% profit margin per console……………if that’s the case…they dont GIVE A S*IT ….they’ll take hardcore Box fans like myself….and eat all that profit at first and come down in price when things get desperate dean out in these streets

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      • TheDahaka

        I highly doubt they are profiting off each console.

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    • Tomo

      I thought they wouldn’t just stand there, but they’re completely out of touch with their XBox fanbase, from what I can see. They should be getting to work changing their policies right now, because thousands of people are switching to “the competition” every hour that they don’t change it. I doubt they will even change it. They probably have deals with other companies, software set up, and so many other factors that they’d have to deal with.

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    • XBO_Gamer_John

      I sincerely hope not. The DRM is the only way to offer the ability to play disc-free after install. Playstation doesn’t support that. The Kinect requirement is the only way to move forward into the evolving landscape of interaction with technology. Touch, Voice and Gesture based input IS the future of the way we interact with technology, whether people can stop screaming their heads off long enough to realize it or not.

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      • Scarab83

        If enough people dislike it, it WON’T be the future. That’s how these things work.

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      • Tomo

        Enough people certainly disliked touch screens before the iPhone.

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      • BostonSup

        Apple released a “tablet” called the Newton a long time ago and it failed. It was not worth the money (for many people), and it just wasn’t ready. Fast forward to today and tablets are obviously ready for primetime. Kinect is like that, it is an add-on that people just don’t want right now. Maybe in the future it will be great, but right now it isn’t what most people want. They need to keep it as an add-on and keep improving it.

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

        Actually, DRM is not the only way to offer disc-free install. Microsoft’s own hardware, 360 and Windows, freely lets you rip a music CD to a HDD and still do as wish with the disc, free of restrictions. Yada, yada, “That’s different.” Bull. It’s a means to lock you into draconian scheme of no ownership.

        Locking it to the hardware has no tangible benefit to the consumer. None. “I don’t need to get up to change the disc!” Wow! And the unimaginable waste, confusion, and consumer ire they’ve created in the process is primed for disaster. Digital content exists as a means to control media wholly, nothing more.

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      • XBO_Gamer_John

        Only way to make sure the system isn’t abused. With CD’s you can pass the disc around to all of your friends. Or you can upload it to a file “sharing” service and everybody can get it for free. That’s what I mean by abuse. Do you have any suggestions for making sure this doesn’t happen on a gaming console? I’m actually interested because I can’t think of any.

        And I never suggested that locking a disc to hardware was of any benefit to the consumer, but I did suggest that being able to play disc-free is. It saves wear on the disc drive, it keeps the machine quieter, and it improves load times.

        Again though I recognize that locking a disc to a machine is not benefiting the consumer, it’s benefiting the publisher and the developer, and while I don’t think the publisher needs more money, I do think the developers do. Games have been at a steady $60 US for a very long time despite the rising production cost that come with all these “next gen” improvements. I’m just somebody who believes that everybody deserves to be paid well for their work, whether it’s musicians, filmmakers, SFX studios, authors or game developers, and I don’t think it’s right when those people get bypassed by so-called “sharing” networks (which we all know is a misnomer) and other ways of cloning content. I do however think that actual friend-to-friend borrowing of a physical disc needs something done about it (as in needs to continue to be allowed), just not this theft under the guise of “sharing” or the way folks like Gamestop make HUGE profit by ripping off the consumer and completely giving the finger to developers. They really are a horrible company, and that’s coming from someone who used to work for them. Almost even became assistant manager.

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

        That’s my point with CDs, and Microsoft allows it on their hardware. I’m not condoning piracy, just choice with the physical media and the hypocrisy.

        The developer is paid during development. The publisher is the one getting money upon release, assuming there is a publisher.

        Rising production costs should be controlled. No other industry is choosing to be this flagrant with their consumer policies in order to patch things up. I’m all for people being paid too, but the game industry has made no attempt to cure their ills. You don’t blame a secondary market, which exists for every consumer product ever, and claim that is the source of your problem. If you cannot survive in the free market, you fail as a business. That’s the unfortunate, capitalistic reality. Games should be experimenting with different retail price points for AAA, AA software, shifting values, shortening games to lower cost of dev/price at retail, and more. They don’t, and instead, blame the consumer.

        And the GameStop thing? Really? If they are an issue, why do publishers still give them exclusives? They’re ripping off no one. People have a choice where they trade in games. They trade into GameStop to pass the risk onto the company and not themselves. GameStop takes in the game at a low price under the assumption of profit, but if the new price dips, suddenly they’re in a bind. That’s why they pay so little. GS provides something no other industry really has: A centralized retailer. When you trade to GS, the money stays in the gaming industry. That’s why publishers use them. There is billions waiting in that trade-in pot. That is also why they will inevitably be a “select retailer” for the Xbox One trade-in program, leaving thousands of independent retailers out in the cold.

        And, the vast majority of GS’s inventory? It’s games under $20 which haven’t been on the market in ages.

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      • BostonSup

        Right now majority of the people don’t want Touch, Voice, and Gesture control, so shoving it down our throats screaming “Its the future, damn it!” won’t make it the future. Having it as an add-on is the right choice and letting people ease into it. Also even if this is the future, it doesn’t mean that this particular product is ready yet.

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      • XBO_Gamer_John

        I dunno man, an awful lot of people have adopted touch-screen only smart phones and purchased touch sensitive tablets. Sure those are choices, but so is buying the Xbox One. And I think gaming *is* ready, personally. I think that int he *last* gen it wasn’t, that’s why Kinect 1, Wii, and Playstation Move weren’t all that great. I think Kinect 2 with it’s huge advancement over the first iteration is just what is needed to make this kind of technology ready to be start seeing it’s true potential.

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  • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

    You guys DID download your free copies of Fable 3 yesterday….right???

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    • Tomo

      No… Is it still free?

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      • Steelahlive

        Yes it is still free.

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    • TheDahaka

      Already bought the game day one. Will look out for the other freebies though seeing as my gold doesnt expire until mid next year.

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      • Dylan

        The freebies end in November, when the Xbox One comes out.

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      • TheDahaka

        haha wow they couldnt even deliver on that front :s

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  • Wrecluse Bilda

    I could care less about DRM used games & always on. Does not effect the way I currently game and would not effect it in the future. I do have a huge problem with the Kinect integration. I don’t want the features it brings and I don’t have anywhere to put it in my home theatre setup. It drives up the price high enough that I can’t justify a purchase for features I don’t even want. They are trying to initiate too many changes in this launch that they are alienating fans for a variety of reasons.

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    • Daniel Garcia

      this reminds me, how does on set up their kinect? will it attach itself to a television panel, can i mount it, or will there be separate accessories for those things? i could definitely see the kinect being a bit of a problem for more elaborate home theatre set ups, especially if one has a projector.

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    • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

      It affects your purchases idiot. Or are you one of these gamers that doesn’t hold on to anything? You people that are accepting of this are the equivlent of mindless drones setting an example that these practices are ok? Not me, I’m smarter than that. As much as I hate missng out on Titanfall and Dead Rising, MS is no longer a company I will never support and they made my decision easy to make as well. Enjoy paying for gold and enjoy the new inevitable price hike when it happens as well.
      Also if you actually do hold on to your Xbox after 10 to 15 years and try to play a game, I wan’t you to remember I told you that you were fucked way back when.

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      • Daniel Garcia

        it all comes down to how microsoft chooses to evolve both the console and service, and if they can keep server malfunctions from locking us out of our games. and to be fair, i dont know that theyll be able to do that.

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      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        But will they, can they go against their policies now?

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      • EighteenCharacters

        In 10 or 15 years, I’ll be playing the Xbox One as much as I play the Dreamcast now — not at all.

        Have fun coping with adulthood. I have a feeling it won’t be easy for you.

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      • Wrecluse Bilda

        Got it – Just put you down on my calendar. I’ll let you know how it goes…

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  • Kieran

    I have a x box 360 live friend telling me for months he would never touch a PS4. Today he has reconsidered.. Shocked.

    He said the PS4 is a good console and it is much cheaper.

    I feel the same way, but i never thought this guy would think about getting a PS4 because of the way he goes on about X box to people and me.

    Anyway. We’ve been complaining for months. Nothing has changed. Microsoft will ride it out hoping majority of current X box users will pick them over Sony.

    It will end up been another mistake. Microsoft will likely still sell lot of X box Ones, but their underestimating the swing to Sony.

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  • GoldenHeaven

    Wait for today’s e3 people we have a special announcement😛

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    • Scarab83

      Unless you work for Microsoft, saying “we” immediately labels you as a fanboy.

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      • GoldenHeaven

        I shall let you decide that on your own.

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      • Scarab83

        Fanboy it is, then.

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      • GoldenHeaven

        If you say so.

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      • Dylan

        The last “special announcement” by Microsoft were those “great” answers to DRM questions that Major Nelson brought.

        I was hopeful for those, and it ended up confirming our worst fears

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      • Daniel Garcia

        i remember people claiming youd need to buy two seperate copies of a game (at full price, no less) for two distinct gamertags to play on the same console. now THAT wouldve been bad.

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      • Daniel Garcia

        i am an xbox fanboy. but i dont dislike the playstation. fanboy shouldnt have a negative connotation.

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    • Darin

      Price drop to 329?
      No DRM?
      No connection required?
      Self publishing india games?

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      • GoldenHeaven

        That would be spoilling the surprise wouldn’t it?

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      • usrev

        It’s actually more drm.

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    • Dylan

      What special announcement? There was none.

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  • Derrick Hoard

    Please major nelson reconsider. PLEASE….

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  • mdwhitby

    I was actually pretty pleased by the MS E3 reveal – they delivered exactly what they promised, games. Plenty of coverage devoted to exclusives as well.

    Having been vocal previously on the DRM and used games policies I have been surprised at the overwhelming praise Sony have been getting with a less than stellar line up of games announced and the introduction of paid multiplayer.

    Furthermore, the PS4 looks aesthetically unpleasing (in my view) and doesn’t come bundled with the eye. Therefore developers will not use these features resulting in additional enhancements for One games, particularly with regards to voice integration.

    And lets be honest, nobody knows the true impact the three tier operating system will have on performance on the One or how the power of the cloud will help. Certainly looks like it will enable games to have constant updates without need for patches.

    I’m now watching very closely as it looks like MS have a very clear vision and are bringing on line some impressive functionality next generation. After E3 I’m less down on the Xbox than I was previously.

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    • GoldenHeaven

      The Specs of the new xbox one were thought with the integration of the three systems being used in mind.

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      • mdwhitby

        I actually meant that in a positive way ie the three systems make the one more powerful not less

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      • Dennis Crosby

        Don’t forget about the cloud.if devs use it right it could be a real game change

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      • willhe

        12 gb for under $100 wouldve been better with the cheaper ram. leaving you with 8 full 8b for the games and 4gb for the os. would’ve also put less stress on the esram and hopefully improve the yields

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    • Dennis Crosby

      I think it’s kinda funny that Sony said all these things about their policy last night but today announced that there leaving it up to the 3rd party publishers

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      • Scarab83

        It’s been confirmed and reconfirmed that what they meant by that was the continuation of online passes and nothing more.

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      • usrev

        the only restriction on used games with ps4 is online passes, which is the same for ps3 and 360.

        also most of the ps4 game library wasn’t show at the conference but just go to their youtube page andcheck out about 2 dozen games for ps4.

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