World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition Beta

The World of Tanks folks are taking applications for the World Of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition beta.

Head over to their site if you want to sign up.

 

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  • MrRadiolips

    Titanfall for PC!! All the way!

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  • bdouglas

    i just went to gamestop this morning to preorder the xbox one, the guy told me he had a few on hand but then wasnt able to sell it to me… he claimed it was cut from the list? what is this about?

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  • bdouglas

    i then called another gamestop and this guy tells me that they are out of the system…. did xbox stop the limited edition or something?

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  • deadbox102

    Drop the required check-in and provide a demo for each game so we know what we get when we buy the game. Kill the check-in and all my PS reserves comes to the X1. I’m begging. The demo’s would just be a perk for me.

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    • bdouglas

      i feel like im the only person in the world tht knows about gamestop stopping there xboxone preorders!

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      • deadbox102

        Mine still has some.

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      • ae69ae

        I went to 3 different Gamestops and they all ran out of Xbox One pre-orders… Very suspicious since they all responded with “we still have PS4 pre-orders available.”

        Gamestop is fighting back.

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      • deadbox102

        Not really. It’s the other way in my area.

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      • Does Not Equal

        … it’s nice when you can read what you like into a situation. Gamestop doesn’t have any XBO preorders left because they’re already filled. People went out the same day as the conference and reserved them.

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      • ae69ae

        Is that why Xbox One has less pre-orders than PS4? Because right after E3 Xbox One was only up by 2.3%. PS4 now has a 2 to 1 pre-order ratio over Xbox One.

        It’s in Game-stop’s best interest to sell more PS4s. People also went to GS and pre-ordered PS4s after the conference… I live in Miami–nothing like this ever runs out. PS4s aren’t running out, it just so happened that Xbox Ones are out.

        btw: BestBuy hasn’t ran out of Xbox One or PS4.
        just Gamestop who’s shares happened to go down in fear of an all digital and restricted rental policies from the Xbox One.

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      • Does Not Equal

        The Xbox One Day One edition were limited. The regular editions will be up soon, if they aren’t already. PS4 has no limited edition.

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      • Dylan

        No it doesn’t. But many bundles. All on bestsellers on Amazon. Not a single Xbox One game has popped onto the top 20 bestsellers.

        Watchdogs (PS4) is number 13. On Xbox One it is number 99!

        Not saying anybody has won or anything, but looking at the numbers…it certainly tells a story.

        http://www amazon com/best-sellers-video-games/zgbs/videogames/ref=sv_vg_11

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      • Does Not Equal

        That wasn’t the point of discussion.

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      • Dylan

        Mmmm yes I suppose you are right. Sorry about that.

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      • Does Not Equal

        I don’t live in Miami, and things run out here all the time. Consoles, LE games, WOW expansions…

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  • ae69ae

    Major Nelson,

    Can you please tell someone in the Xbox team that the Xbox One console should come with a headset. I’ve been reading that it might not be included.

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    • Dylan

      According to the specs, it isn’t.

      I’m guessing it has to do with their partnership with Turtle Beach.

      Frankly I think that’s a dumb idea. One of the reasons the Xbox 360 community was much better than PS3’s, was because everyone had a microphone!

      The PS4 comes with a mic. Did Sony and Microsoft switch places!?

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      • Dylan

        During the new Microphone announcement (which will be sold serparately, Don Mattrick defended the price point.

        “We’re over-delivering value against other choices I think consumers can get,” Mattrick claims. “Any modern product these days you look at it … $499 isn’t a ridiculous price point. We’re delivering thousands of dollars of value to people, so I think they’re going to love it when they use it.”

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      • ae69ae

        Ohh this Don guy… I gotta give it to him, he’s not afraid to take risks for the Xbox brand.
        DRM, Rentals, 24hour checks, no mic, and who knows what else. At this rate, we better make sure they include the HDMI cable, the batteries for the controller, and the warranty.

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      • Andy Wilding

        Dons “everything is fine” jedi mind tricks aren’t working!

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      • cubs223425

        Actually, that’s not true. Not everyone uses a headset. In fact, in a public match on a game like Halo or Call of Duty, I’d estimate the mic usage at 30%. Of that 30%, I’d say more than half are in Party chat. Overall, I’d put the odds of finding a teammate in those games worth talking to at under 10%.
        Not only do most people NOT use mics, the majority of those who DO use a mic publicly are annoying children who just discovered curse words or stoners who act like children.

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      • Dylan

        You were not there at the beginning of the generation.

        I was. Most people DID. Party chat changed that.

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      • Dylan

        Also go to PSN and listen to the difference.
        It is a complete dead-zone talk wise.

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      • Andy Wilding

        And when they are they are using Bluetooth headsets that cost £5. you may aswell be farting down the mic, you cant tell the difference from speech.

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      • cubs223425

        Oh, I wasn’t around at the beginning of the generation? I must have fantasized that fact that I got Xbox LIVE (and a headset) over 10 years ago, and haven’t had my subscription canceled in that whole time. I must have made up the reality that I got my 360 in January of 2006, and have played shooters basically nonstop on Xbox LIVE since the first Unreal Championship in 2003.

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      • ae69ae

        If you have ever had someone using their kinect as a microphone, you would know how annoying it is. First of all, everyone is getting a Kinect. The Kinect can’t distinguish your voice from anybody else’s voice. This also means your speakers will blast all your friends profanity in your room/living room [I don’t really care since I’ll just buy a mic]. What bothers me is the people using it as a microphone.

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      • cubs223425

        Yeah, I’ve experienced that, and it sucks. It sounds like the person is talking from down a hallway, and all of the gunfire from the game is fed from the TV into the mic.
        Regardless, what did that reply have to do with my comment?

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      • John

        It’s because the Kinect comes with a multi-array mic already.
        The PSEye has been pulled from the PS4 at the last minute to undercut MS in price (it was in every development kit).

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  • matt neace

    Major,
    I have a quick question about the Xbox One digital sharing (family)…
    If I borrow a friend’s game digitally, can I still get all the achievements or is that going to be locked to the original purchaser?

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    • Fingleberries

      My understanding would be that, if you are using a game from a ‘Family’ Library, that this is the same as if you had received the 360 disc yourself. You can earn achievements, buy DLC for it, and play it as if you had the Disc.
      Obviously, if your friend (oops, family member) wants to play the game at the same time, only one of you will be able to (same as if he asked for the 360 Disc back for a night to play the game again).

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  • Andy Wilding

    For the hacker friendly? oh so I can use a Jtag or jailbroken ps3 on it? how kind!

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    • KillerByte

      You can Probably plug anything in to the HDMI In so if you wanted to you can have a Wii U, PS4, Xbox 360 and PC connected to it

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  • Bizarro J

    It is just an HDMI pass-through, so instead of switching the input on your tv, you display it through your xbox. nothing fancy there. Anything that outputs video through hdmi could be hooked up theoretically, so you could hook up a PS4 technically. nothing to get too excited about, besides then you wouldn’t have your tv hooked up and wouldn’t be able to watch the price is right on you xbox. (btw I’m going to get both systems, eventually. starting out with PS4 and then seeing what happens with the x1, very dissappointed that MS is giving the finger to our men and women in uniform who don’t have easy access to internet)

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  • Bizarro J

    I know this horse has been beat to death, but I just want to let my voice be known:

    Larry,

    I’m not normally one to post on comment boards, but MS is seriously misjudging their user base. You are trying to create a solution to a problem we don’t have and don’t care about. My biggest problem is that the Xbox One is insulting our military (I’m from the U.S.) by disabling play without the 24 hr check-in. You should allow disk based games to continue as previous generations, sure in 5 years or so maybe you can ween everyone off of disk based and move to digital downloads completely, maybe even push people towards them with better pricing for downloadable versions. You are moving way to fast and disrespecting our loyal men and women in uniform with your policy. I’ve been with xbox since November 15, 2001, bought my 360 at launch and have enjoyed supporting an american born company. You have lost me for now, I’m going with PS4 until I see a viable solution presented for our military men and women. “Just buy a 360” is not a solution, it is an insult. Gamertag: Bizarr0 J

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    • ae69ae

      I just want to point out that hackers will get around this with no problem.

      Everyone with no internet will just have to buy some hardware to spoof a verification signal. [whom ever come up with this first will make a profit–and show that the servers are not doing any type of computation (like they showed with SimCity 3) ], Or do what you’re doing and buy a PS4.

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      • Bizarro J

        That well may happen, but it doesn’t change my stance. My issue is that this shouldn’t even be a problem for our military to begin with, they shouldn’t have to wait for hackers to fix it, MS needs to fix it.

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      • ae69ae

        You’re right, and not just for the military–millions of people with no internet world wide. But history tells us Microsoft is hardheaded. For example; windows 8 launches with not Start button. How hard is it to code a start button…Start8 did it.

        Right now it looks like Xbox and Mr. Don Mattrick are relying a bit too much on the Xbox Live brand. Maybe when the pre-orders for PS4 have a 10-1 ration over Xbox Ones, they will start taking us forum-people seriously. They see us as a minority with little affect on what the general public is thinking. But we have a multiplier effect:)

        btw thanks for serving

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      • gary

        I hope you guys do realise that MS said that they were going to have exceptions for military personnel and other people that don’t have internet connection. Yet to see this fully explained though.

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      • Bizarro J

        Please post the link with the source that is saying this, all I’ve seen is Don Mattrick (sp?) telling people without internet to stick with the 360. So until I see an official announcement I’m sticking with my decision.

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      • Dylan

        Its true that they said they were “exploring” options or whatever.

        Basically made no-guarantees, so definitely won’t be available at launch.
        Discs might have special exemption codes I’m guessing.
        Mattrick made a joke about people being on a nuclear submarine not having internet, very mature.

        Too much hassle when the competitor imposes no such restrictions.

        Microsoft has alienated too many groups. Child’s Play, military, most countries, consumers, and developers (no self-publishing, forced DRM).

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      • gary

        What I don’t get is how Sony people have been quiet about how PS4 is adopting the old DRM approach of online passes and locked content on used games. Is this still tolerable considering EA abandoned this on the 360?

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      • Dylan

        That’s up to the publishers.
        EA abandoned it on all consoles (for good).

        I’d say it is tolerable at this point, because the locked content is generally not that important, or multiplayer modes.

        Sony people basically have said that PS4 has the same DRM sceme as the 360/PS3. So basically none.

        Sony’s inaction, is the first consumer-positive thing in this industry in a long while.
        That’s a sad thing. But still, makes me very happy.

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    • John

      I read a comment somewhere that Major Nelson has already forwarded such a request to the technical staff.
      Most likely a disc verification will occur for disc installed games.
      The licensing system will not be changed though (it’s something many in the industry stand behind, including Cliff Bleszinski) and the military will probably have to tie their games to their accounts before shipping out and disable any family sharing (splitscreen and LAN will probably still work though) to make everything work for longer offline periods.

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      • Dylan

        Don’t you mean only Cliff Bleszinski?

        2K doesn’t think it is the right way to go.
        Activision isn’t behind it.
        EA backpedaled and said they didn’t push for it.
        Avalanche games doesn’t think it is the way to go either.
        One of the most anti-DRM company’s, CD Project Red also basically said “Don’t blame us! We don’t like it either, nothing we can do!”

        What’s funny is CD Project Red won’t even be able to have their own people play their game since Xbox One isn’t launching in Poland.
        Xbox One’s DRM and region locking is to blame.

        Almost nobody is publicly backing their DRM scheme.

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      • John

        Nobody else publicly no, but behind closed doors we all know they want it. They want the legitimate 1 license per customer and they are backpedaling or afraid because of the backlash and not having the same PR at E3, nothing more.

        Windows Azure (the fastest expanding cloud foundation the new Xbox Live is built upon and the current one isn’t) is only available in 26 countries (where the datacenters and nodes are) at the moment, that’s why it isn’t in Poland.
        Shipping containers with servers will very probably be placed there soon enough.

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      • Dylan

        Fair enough.
        Time will tell.

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    • boe2

      Yes, men should get paid to play videogames in the desert!
      Seriously, they are basically on a paid holiday, harassing local folks. Not much to “respect” there.

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    • slasaru

      There is a way for the us military and the rest – just get the console banned in live and no need for online checks anymore but still able to play games

      Is it not smart

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    • Bizarro J

      Thank you MS for listening to your customers! I will now be purchasing an Xbox One at launch. I appreciate that you had the guts to withdraw your policy and listen to your fans. Thank you.

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  • Steve

    Go here and vote for your favorite console:
    xboxonevspsfour dot com

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    • Does Not Equal

      I’m pretty fond of the original Xbox.

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  • Bennijin

    Ads for World of Tanks made YouTube videos go off-center for ages and I still haven’t forgiven them for that so screw them.

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  • boe2

    Don’t expect too much from it.

    What would be really nice is that you would be able to control your 360 with the One Controller and that you would share the same online status on both consoles if you were to hook up your 360, but good ideas haven’t been their strongest point lately.

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  • Bush O Connor

    well said, the 24 hour check doesn’t effect me in the slightest.

    but it would my 7 year old nephew who is mad into Halo. he grew up watching us playing halo3.
    as a gamer what MS are trying to do is wrong, it should have more options, a simple disc in tray when offline and a kinectless console would fix all this.
    as it is im going to hold off until at least the 2nd or 3rd xbox one model is released cheap.

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  • John Smith

    I don’t dispute that Microsoft is making the 24hr check-in as easy as they can. The point remains, why use my phone, or any other method, to “check in” if I don’t need to on “the other” console? Sorry, I just don’t see the added value of the DRM.
    – Long-time Xbox 360 fan

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  • Dylan

    That’s one expensive microphone that’s for sure.

    Hopefully it sounds better than Kinect 1.0 which the sounds varied from robot to….robot.

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  • deadbox102

    All they need to do is give me the ability to play offline once I have authenticated my games and I’m in.

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  • Does Not Equal

    YOU ARE TOO LATE. THEY CHANGED IT.

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  • LoboTheSequel

    Major Nelson, useful information to include in this post would be that its for US and Canada only.

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