Reminder about Blog Comments

I wanted to remind folks about the long standing comments policy here on my blog. I am going to repeat them here so there is no confusion:

Comment Policy:
I encourage comments, rants, critiques, praise, and/or suggestions that will result in thought provoking conversation. I ask that you simply stay on topic and respect other people’s opinions, avoid profanity, personal attacks, offensive statements, illegal content (including links) and anything else that might otherwise violate good humanitarian sense.

I encourage discussions about Xbox and other video game consoles…as long as your posts abides by these commenting rules:

  • Keep it clean – This is a public blog, open to civilized people who do not appreciate obscene, vulgar or sexually-oriented language, no matter how creatively spelled.
  • Keep it civil – Don’t defame, threaten, abuse or other commenters. No racism, sexism or any other sort of -ism that degrades another person will be tolerated.
  • Respect other members of the community and do not belittle, make fun of, or insult another members.
  • Keep on topic – Stay focused on the subject at hand. Do not post advertisements or solicitations for funds, goods, or services.
  • Be responsible – Comments are the sole responsibility of those who post them.
  • Be Safe for Work: There are people that read this blog at work. If something would not be considered “work safe” (to a boss or HR person), then it shouldn’t be posted
  • Exercise your authority – Police these comments and FLAG any that that violate the house rules. (Read this to learn how to flag a comment)
  • Rules violators may be permanently banned from commenting.

This is considered a family environment. Xbox is a family product. There are many members that are minors and many people that post with their children looking over their shoulder. If it shouldn’t be viewed by minors, then it shouldn’t be posted. This is a public blog, open to civilized people who do not appreciate obscene, vulgar or sexually-oriented language, no matter how creatively spelled.

Basically, don’t post anything you would not want your mother to see.

If your comment does not appear right away, Disqus (the platform used for commenting) may have flagged it for review. Comments are manually reviewed about once a day, so you’ll have to wait until your comment can be approved before it appears. You can avoid having Discus automatically flagging your comment(s) by not using profanity and/or getting your comments up-voted.

Basically it comes down to contributing higher quality comments so the Disqus system won’t auto moderate your comments.

Please keep it clean as we get closer to the launch of the next generation.

Thanks.

Larry

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  • Monstrous Tard

    “This is considered a family environment. Xbox is a family product. There
    are many members that are minors and many people that post with their
    children looking over their shoulder. If it shouldn’t be viewed by
    minors, then it shouldn’t be posted. This is a public blog, open to
    civilized people who do not appreciate obscene, vulgar or
    sexually-oriented language, no matter how creatively spelled.”

    And then we scroll down a few blog post and see a trailer for Ryse: Son of Rome, with men stabbing each other to death with swords and blood spraying every where.

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    • evilfangs .

      Doesn’t have nipples so America doesn’t care and won’t censor it. Any nudity and you will burn forever in Hell.

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      • slasaru

        Oh, really? Should i remind of god of war series and mass effect and most american movies and countless music videos with nudity, not european ones. And european films are most brutal, especially British and German

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      • boe2

        I’m sure they exist, just like in any country, but British cinema isn’t exactly known for “brutal” movies…

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      • usrev

        unlike the MPAA(rates movies) the ESRB (rates games) has been more lenient to both nudity and violence. thankfully. since a rating of A (adult only) is a death sentence to a game. no major console platform (nintendo, sony, MS) will allow a rated A game, I don’t think steam will either. so basically A rating = fail

        in the movie world it’s much more strict, especially with nudity.

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    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      Point taken. I’ll ensure they’re age gated or not embedded.

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    • xbox_gamer

      When did MS become a family system? As all browsers they have an browser that can find anything online even if your 10.

      It was family friendly when ? when everyone copied the wii and after the casual Wii, when the Kinect came out or when all they do is put out kinect games? I have a kinect and it works well with games like Just Dance. ( my kids play it) As far as the ps move it’s the worst save sports champions

      Is is not true every one say Nintendo doesn’t make enough adult or mature games? And they sure police up miiverse .The under 18 crowd plays the mature games anyway. Ms took away the family Gold ( I had it)so now I guess they are family friendly along with thier forums. I have RDR and SR3 on the PS3 and Xbox. I can play RDR and SR3 online on Xbox but at my house all 4 of us can play RDR online for free. I know that will change but I can also play the wiiu. I’ll be playing Mario cart free without gold. That’s family friendly

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      • Dylan

        After 2007 Microsoft shifted away from their focus on gaming to a family experience in the living room.

        They want to be THE device in the living room. Hence, TV capabilities and Kinect.

        Prior to 2008 they were about pushing the Adult gaming experience, and it was an awesome time.

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  • Xboner2013

    Funny. I follow those rules and my comments are still deleted without reason.

    Monstrous Tard, excellent point. MS the company that brought you chain-sawing people’s head off and saying the F word every minute ie GOW.

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    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      It was not deleted. As I said above I only clear our the moderation queue once/day.

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    • boe2

      It’s actually fascinating how blatantly you contradict yourself in 1 post and don’t even realise it.

      Here is to hoping that when you get older you’ll learn that spouting profanity doesn’t help you get your point accross.

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  • Xboner2013

    Deleting posts again. If you don’t want people here, why not put it in the rules.

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    • roozbeh, again

      Well, when your username is being what it is , what do you expect? Remove the X and it is a profound word.

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      • Death Dealer

        I agree, with that name he should be permanently removed.

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      • Xboner2013

        What’s wrong with the name? I didn’t name the console that, MS did.

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      • Death Dealer

        YOU named yourself like that hypocrite.

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  • David Do0M

    dun dun DUNNNN!! lol You could some this up in one phrase. “No Playstation fanboys”

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    • Xboner2013

      I think they are all on GAF right now getting the news on the COD XBone1 version. Ouuchhh.

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      • EighteenCharacters

        By “news” you mean “rumor.” It’s the Internet — I’ll believe it when I hear it from IW.

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      • David Do0M

        Garbage rumors fabricated on Neogaf by mortimer and CBOAT are ANYTHING BUT NEWS. How many times do those morons have to be proven wrong before you stop believing them?

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      • Xboner2013

        It looks like some of it’s being confirmed, either way the PS4 has significantly better equipment.
        www (dot) thesixthaxis(dot) com/2013/10/23/call-of-duty-ghosts-and-titanfall-to-run-at-720p-on-xbox-one/

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  • StudioMultimédia Gon'Interacti

    Unfortunatly, people that will read that post, have already enough brain activity to be civil and are probably already following the rule. That being said, if 1 of those annoying poster read it, it is a big win.

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  • David Do0M

    Umm.. Xbox One developers have officially stated time and again that the Xbox One is 100% capable of supporting native 1080p and 60fps. However, as always, it is up to the game developers to decide what resolution and frame rate best suit their vision. Microsoft can not tell the studios at what resolution they must set their gameplay.

    Please, don’t believe all nonsensical rumors you read on the internet. Especially, if they come from sites like Edge or Neogaf.

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  • john

    Forza is 1080p make sure you thoroughly check your facts. Also most games will be on the older systems as well at launch and are not taking full advantage of the systems hardware. This goes for both the Xbox and PlayStation.

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  • Rob Clarke

    Well said major

    Don’t think this post will stop the pointless fanboy flame wars but good on you for trying

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  • Death Dealer

    It’s sad that people are so gullible and believe all kinds of BS (all originating from GAF and N4G). Good graphics are not about resolution persé. The Xbox One can play 1080p resolution games just fine. Developers have the freedom to do with the hardware what they want and 720p games with all the bells and whistles can look just as good or better than a basic 1080p game.

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    • Guest

      MS should nuke their servers.

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      • Death Dealer

        I don’t like those sites either, but it’s a bit harsh. I just don’t hold anything to their ramblings and that CBOAT can GTFO.
        I don’t understand why Penello even bothers with that bunch of idiots and I’d rather they keep to those sites so I know what to avoid. If CBOAT truly is an MS insider doing everything to ruin the brand, then he should be sought, fired and maybe even prosecuted to the fullest extent.
        If there is any truth to the rumors, then MS will just have to make a lot of compelling permanent exclusives for people to buy the Xbox One. Timed exclusivity on a bunch of games in the past is what’s not doing them any good now. Games and content sell consoles and graphics alone don’t make a good game though, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.

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      • slasaru

        It would take just a lies detector machine among game / xbox devs to find him, not too difficult, i think

        Also, Penello’s usual posts about “i’ve seen this game. It looks amazing” look very weak, in truth.

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      • Guest

        Indeed, but the ultimate way MS can hurt the competition is allowing emulators on their Xbox One app store, especially if they get access to the optical drive. That will render both Sony and Nintendo’s legacy worthless for themselves, so they wouldn’t be able to make anymore money off of it.
        Ports of emulators Dolphin/PCSX(2) are mostly C/C++ and can be ported with a new UI to run on the Xbox One with ease.
        Windows 8 already has these like SNES8x and a couple more. That would be a sure fire win.

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    • Volitar Prime

      MS should have provided the hardware capable of 1080p with the bells and whistles turned on.

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  • bill

    I can’t blame the sony fanboys the lack of any news or details about the console would make me read all news and rumors about xbox one. Way more info being released about xb1.

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    • Nick Peck

      So true, even if a sonybot won’t admit it…

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      • http://thenewtech.tv/ James Denham

        When you use stupid terms like “sonybot” you’re really not helping at all. We are all gamers. Can’t we all just get along?

        I have my PS4 pre-ordered and yes, I have voiced my concern for the lack of news from Sony. Then I realized that Sony didn’t piss off the internet. I think XBOX has said enough for both sides.

        Don’t get me wrong, I’ll probably have an XBOX One by January, but they lost my pre-order long ago. I’m also leaving for Orlando in 4 hours to go see both the XBOX One and the Ps4 in person.

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      • Xboner2013

        Yeah I don’t know what else there is for Sony to report, I mean they have already released most information on the system and how it works, and how to develop for it.

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      • http://thenewtech.tv/ James Denham

        Right? Can’t we save some surprises for when we unbox the console?

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      lol don’t you know that the people who call others fanboys are fanboys themselves. uh oh. now I am a fanboy of hating fanboys. fanboyay.

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      • roozbeh, again

        Fanboyseption

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    • usrev

      there has been a news about ps4 nearly every week since e3, almost all of it was a game announcement. so I am not sure where your logic is coming from. the only “bad” news since e3 has been drive club delay, which isn’t really a big deal since it was a free game anyway, plus this means psn+ users get contrast free AND resogun free on release day. that means, if we include free to play titles, someone could get PSN+ and a PS4 and go home and play 7 different games (8 if they buy the camera).

      it doesn’t make sense to say there is no news about the ps4 when there is. especially when it is all generally good news. I’m not saying xbox news has been good or bad, but there IS ps4 news all over the place.

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  • Gazza!!!

    *In other words no negative comments about Xbox because you will get downvoted and have your comment flagged for ”moderation”

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  • xbox_gamer

    Fact is I play my ps3 everyday , I play my wiiu everyday and I don’t play my 2 xboxes anymore, They don’t offer anything. I have all zen pinball free on psn plus, kiillzone online and uncharted 3 online free. Saints row 3 free, plants vs zombies free, Dust free, tekken free, Doa5 core free,pacman dx free,resident evil 5 gold free,infamous2 free dc universe free, star wars pinball free, little big planet 2 free, little big planet kart racing free, Get the point, with gold you get nothing but to play online and ten year old free games

    I was getting an xbox 1 but I don’t need apps and tv so every time MS talks about Xbox1 I say I’m close to getting Ps4

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    • Nick Peck

      Good for you, and did you really need to take the time to post that here? All of the free games above I could personally care less about so it’s not a big deal for me. PSN+ is a decent deal, but not any better than XBLG imo. I had a ps4 paid off but dumped it for a second XBO (for the kids) because there is not ONE game I want for it.

      Second son looks ok (still hate how the main character looks) but is the only game I’d buy. Killzone and Kanck, honestly have not impressed me once since they were announced and that’s about it for their first party games. I don’t care for Japanese types of games so honestly, there is not one game that has been announced for the ps4 that I would buy.

      Maybe next year or the year after that they might have something worth buying. See, it goes both ways. Buy what you enjoy but don’t go around slamming stuff saying it’s “bad” only because you don’t like it. I honestly do not care for ps4 at all, but I’m not saying it will be a bad system.

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      • Xboner2013

        My guess is you don’t have PSN+.

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      • xbox_gamer

        In other words u use the pizza hut app and love the free gold games. I’d get xbox 1 for forza and titan fall but even titan fall isn’t on xbox forever. I’m not getting any system this year, neither has any games worth a 500 buck system. Gta 5 will take me into next year and so will ac4 black flag and cod ghost . By the time the new systems have games not on 36o and ps3 the wuii will start to shine so ps4 or xbox1 is a 2014 buy. the xbox1 and ps4 wont even sell 3.5 million like wiiu did last year by christmas

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      • boe2

        Same, also not buying any system at launch. The free Xbox360 games and Steam should give me plenty to play for now.

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    • boe2

      See, this is a proper example of ps4 posts DO belonging here. You have a voice: Let them know WHY you are not chosing for Xbox One without sounding like a teen with Tourette’s: When enough people do that, it helps MS improve their product.

      In fact, all the people sharing your (completely valid) argument of PSN having a great free titles is no doubt what drove Microsoft to offer (and extend that offer) free titles as well, which is pretty awesome. I do recommend you take a look at that offering🙂

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      • Xboner2013

        Well, the problem is, there is not much MS can do. They picked this route in 2007, not in 2013. (see leaked documents)

        – Bad over all strategy ie Kinect and TV
        – Expensive hardware to support the above
        – A 50-70% weaker machine at launch but $100 more than it’s competitor
        – No or limited internal studios to support exclusive IPs or to create new ones

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      • boe2

        …what the deuce are you talking about? A bit disconnected with reality? O.o

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      • Xboner2013

        Yes you seem to be.

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    • Master Troll

      But your name says xbox gamer???

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      • xbox_gamer

        Meaning I cant play other systems . I have 24 g on 360,and 917 trophies on ps3 and use Miiverse. So I’m not a fan boy for anyone. On Ps3 I’m Gun Stringer (and others) which is a Xbox game . What’s your point ?

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      • xbox_gamer

        my tumblr account is virual boy , which I had. It’s a name

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  • Nick Peck

    Why cant Killzone run 60fps constantly in MP, but only sometimes? The XBO can run 1080p if they want, but the fact of the matter is, you WONT notice the difference when you see games running at 900p. Like Ryse or not, but it’s a fantastic looking game and it’s not at 1080p, and don’t think every game on the ps4 will be 1080p either (actually a few are confirmed not to be as well).

    Honestly, I hate “gamers” these days because they worry more about specs than anything. Did anyone care what was in an NES, Genesis, SNES, Saturn, Dreamcast N64….. ? Nope, we only cared about the games that the systems played.

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    • Xboner2013

      Yeah, but that is not the point. I mean we are early on and the Xbone is tapped out already. A $400 machine has roughly 50-70% more power at launch over a $500 machine. Most of the rumors have turned out to be true, so it is, what it is. I consider the PS4 to be mid level gaming machine and the Xbone720 to be a low end gaming machine.

      “and don’t think every game on the ps4 will be 1080p either”

      Yeah, but it doesn’t matter, the same game would than have to not only be 480p or half the framerate on the Xbone720.

      Now whether it sells is a different story, I mean Nintendo sold the Wii with 4-5 year old tech at new prices.

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      • Volitar Prime

        I was disappointed with the PS4 when it was announced and also consider it to be no more than a mid-level machine. I was hoping that MS would have taken advantage of the PS4’s shortcomings but instead they revealed the XBO to be even weaker. This is why I’m sitting out this generation and instead going to continue gaming on my PC and laptop. I do have high hopes for the Steam Box.

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      • Xboner2013

        As far as specs its not a close call… the Ps3/Xbox 360 was too close to call, but as far as specs, this one was over a long time ago.

        The power of the Xbone720 is about half-way between the Wii U and the PS4. Either this is fine with the buyer or it’s not, the strongest equipment doesn’t always equal more sales but in this case… there is a $100 difference.

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    • Xboner2013

      Same reason comments keep disappearing from this forum that do not break their rules.

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    • Gabriel House

      You must not remember the hullabaloo regarding 16-bit graphics!, battery back-up! and other spec-related catch phrases of past generations.

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  • Volitar Prime

    1080p has been a standard for a long time now and 4k is already on the market. It should be expected that all next gen systems would fully support 1080p for all games but that is unfortunately not the case. They are all underpowered. Instead of giving developers the option of 1080p or a lower resolution with more effects turned on MS should have provided hardware capable of both.

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  • Does Not Equal

    I believe you managed to miss the point 100%.

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    • WARLORD

      That’s what she said!!

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  • evilfangs .

    I think nearly everyone in this comment section has missed the whole point of Larry’s blog post.

    I weep for humanity and gamers. If only I could go back to my NES days of gaming. Today isn’t about gaming anymore, it’s about wars.

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  • Volitar Prime

    What about people who flag comments that don’t break any of the rules just because they don’t agree with the stated opinion expressed in the comment?

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    • Xboner2013

      They are still deleting post that conform to the rules.

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  • Flawless

    i take offense to the notion that “civilized” people dont use obscene language.

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    • Xboner2013

      This blog post was put in place as they knew the specs of these launch games were going to be released soon by the developers as they are in the process of going gold.

      People should keep it civilized, but at the end of the day apparently the infinite power of the cloud stops at 720p.

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      • Does Not Equal

        No, this was posted to remind people not to go off-topic and insult each other. I’m pretty sure machine specs have zero relation.

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    • Alex_Atkin_UK

      No, he said “Family Friendly” which obscene language clearly is not.

      I swear plenty and I get annoyed when mild swear words are blocked as some of them have always been considered family friendly to me. However he is perfectly within his right to dictate what is family friendly for this blog.

      People forget that swearing on a forum is the same principle as going into a high street shop and swearing. You might get away with it, but the store owners have every right to kick you out and ban you for it, if they decide its wrong. In fact, they have every right to ban you for no reason at all. Websites are not strictly speaking public places, you are bound by the rules of the web master and if you break them you could “technically” be considered in breach of various computer misuse laws.

      In the UK for example we have the computer misuse law itself, which dictates that accessing a computer without the owners permission is a crime. Therefore if you break the house rules you are “technically” breaking the law, as you are no longer permitted to access that computer any more. Just because it happens to be over the Internet does not mean you can do whatever you want.

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  • Sneltje

    Crystal!

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  • Ivanx360xpira

    In life we have options if y like more PS4 then I buy it, if y like XOne then buy it, just as WiiU…if y can afford the three great. End of history. I don´t get why people support a brand/product with so much eager…I mean we are giving money to them MS, Sony and Nintendo want our money.

    Major Nelson just ask to people respect each other here…I think is possible to manifest our criticism in that way…

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    • Xboner2013

      So, having an open forum, where people can talk about the post but then putting up rules, then deleting post because you don’t like the tough question is respectful. He should shut down all comments to the blog then, instead he is acting like it’s some type of forum to discuss when in fact the comments do not go long with the propaganda… delete.

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      • Ivanx360xpira

        Dude, to put though questions is not disrespectful, but the way you put thing are…there is a huge difference…to start with your username…

        What you would like to know? why they put a theoretically weaker gpu on Xbox One than PS4, does it really matters?look the games, the graphic looks amazing. Or why it costs extra U$100? it´s their price man, or you buy or don´t, simple. There are things they can´t and won´t answer you…

        If y want premium graphics go PC, if you prefer a PS4, then go to PS blog to praise it, it´s a better choice…or change your approach here…

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      • Timothy Hames

        Ivanx360xpira, Yea , agreed.

        At the end of the day I bet you, I and a lot of people are gamers! We love games, not stupid fights that get us no where. If you love a product and service stick with it if not vote with your wallet.

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      • Timothy Hames

        Maybe I’m a little late to the punch. I have voiced in the past my disagreement with Xbox policy and some of the attudes its seems that where given with the xbox one. (I’m personally going to wait a couple of years before I buy a xbox1 one.)

        I have never gotten posts deleted or banned from this site. See if you disagree, say so, in a way that does make burn bridges or make you sound like a jerk. I do, even with friends and family but I always try to be respectful and try to understand what someone has to say.

        Its a really good thing.

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  • EldritchWarlord

    Your alignment is not considered in the rules. To avoid moderation you must be civil.

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  • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

    Let me state this again: Keep the comments civilized. Keep them clean and keep them non-personal. Is that so hard to understand?

    Please flag the comments that violate the above rules. I will ban you if you repeatedly choose to violate the Policy.

    You will /not/ get banned if you want to talk about a Non-Xbox platform.

    I have never done that if it’s done within the policy I have laid out above.

    Start dropping the F bomb, attacking other commenters is the fastest way to get banned.

    Everyone has the same privileges. It’s only yours to lose.

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  • Brian Ghattas

    You expect your fanbase of obsessed with video games manchildren and 8-15 year old boys who think spewing profanity is “adult behavior” to keep it classy here? Good luck, Major. All platforms have the same issues: little kids who need to have their mouths (and their parent’s mouths) washed out with soap. You need to stop thinking that classy people are serious video gamers. Get out of the glass house you’re in and see for yourself, Major.

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    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      There is a time and a place for every thing. This is not about living in a glass house, this is about basic human civility.

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      • Brian Ghattas

        I will follow your rules. You just have to hope your fanbase will do the same. A few of them refuse to keep their gamertag or bio clean even after a ban. I’ve visited your Xbox 360 Suspension forums for laughs.

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    • Master Troll

      Nothing wrong with expecting people to act civilized and mature

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      • Brian Ghattas

        Nothing is wrong with that at all. I just wouldn’t get my hopes too high in regards to full compliance. Kids love breaking the rules.

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      • Timothy Hames

        you know things are bad when a Master Troll has to tell people to be kind.

        HAHA

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  • WARLORD

    You people just need to try to actually stop caring. At the end of the day you own one console and love it, someone owns another and loves it. If you realise the advantages and disadvantages of yours and someone else doesn’t, they’re just stuck in a bad way of thinking. It isn’t worth arguing over these things.

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    • Dylan

      Or you could own both!

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      • WARLORD

        True‚ but it still not worth arguing over….

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  • Charles Walton III

    To those just spitting out mean hateful things….find something else to do. I’m sure Mjr Nelson doesn’t want to sit on these forums and have to babysit.

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