WATCH_DOGS Now Available on Xbox One and Xbox 360

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In today’s hyper-connected world, Chicago has the country’s most advanced computer system – one which controls almost every piece of city technology and holds key information on all of the city’s residents. You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker but also a former thug, whose criminal past lead to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt your family, you’ll be able to monitor and hack all who surround you while manipulating the city’s systems to stop traffic lights, download personal information, turn off the electrical grid and more. Use the city of Chicago as your ultimate weapon and exact your own style of revenge. In a world led by technology, hacking is our weapon!

WATCH_DOGS is also available for Xbox 360.
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  • Death Dealer

    Not right now, maybe later.
    This could be one of those great games to put on Xbox One GwG soonish MS.

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    • ElektroDragon

      Dream on….

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    • Daz Green

      I really want to go all digital but I refuse to be ripped off! The prices are not just wrong, they are racist! The fact that an American pays $60/£35 and in the UK we are being forced to pay £60/$101 or to put it another way, 184% of the price in the US! Do you not understand exchange rates Microsoft? $60 does not equal £60 or even €60 for that matter! When we buy digital it means more money for Microsoft and the game publisher (in this case Ubisoft) because there is no manufacturing or shipping costs and as there is no trade in/pre-owned market for digital they don’t have to worry about my game being sold on without them making more money, also and more importantly no retail cost! When I buy a game on disk the store I buy it from makes money, sometimes (but not always) more than 50%! If I can buy a disk copy in a case which had to be physically made and sent to the store for £44 and the store made money from it as well, then why would it be fair to charge £60 for me to download it with the internet I pay for? I see a lot of Americans and Canadians complaining about the price, but I would just like the prices to be fair and equal! I am happy to pay $60 as this is equal to £35, which is a fair price for a digital Xbox One game on launch. I buy a lot of games, I have over 200 games for the Xbox 360 but didn’t start buying digital games off Xbox Live until Microsoft started doing digital game sales which is the only time I have seen good value in digital on Xbox. I know there are many gamers like me in the UK and the rest of the EU that are sick of being ripped off and discriminated against because of where we live! I paid £430/$723 for my Xbox One on launch, it was only $500/£297 in the US and now you want to discriminate again on the games?! Sort it out Microsoft and start treating all gamers equally!!!

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  • Satsumo

    Ideally I’d like to buy X1 games as digital download – but at £59.99 the price is shocking. At least for disc copies there is competition and the real world price is lower than the MS store price. Massive turn-off….I’m no longer buying X1 games at launch.
    Judging by experience the price will come down after a few months (even for digital download)….hence waiting. Refusing to be ripped off.

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    • Death Dealer

      I’m feeling the same way. Digital prices need to be lower at launch. Especially with GwG becomming the rental model on Xbox One next month, expect more and more people to wait with purchases. The entire industry is devaluing at a massive rate.

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      • mcmax3000

        Digital prices on consoles will probably never be lower than retail at launch, at least as long as retail is a big seller, because retail stores will get angry if the consoles are undercutting them digitally, and the console makers need retail stores to sell their systems & accessories.

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      • Death Dealer

        Never? No they will be at some point, when retail takes up less than 50% of software sales for example. At that point retail will have no say whatsoever in the matter anymore. Sure they could boycot systems that force their hand, but if there is already enough momentum among consumers to want a certain device then those consumers will find other ways to obtain it and online stores like Amazon will simply profit from that.

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      • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

        Let’s hope buying digital codes in retail stores at discounted prices is something we’ll start seeing more of. Non sale digital items are way over priced atm.

        It’s irrelevant if MS don’t set or have control over the price, if they cannot compete with retail at launch digital will loose out and they can say goodbye to that all digital vision we’d like a to see at non-rip off prices.

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      • kevgallacher

        All they have to do is to sell download codes at retailers like they do with DLC. This would keep everyone happy.

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    • http://www.mtlscream.com/ Steve Belisle

      I agree with you too…. in Canada, the games are 69CAN$ in store and the same price digitally. I want to be all digital and try to be as much as possible… but please Microsoft need to lower the price of digital content, just like when we buy a movie or music on iTunes, it’s cheaper than buying the real disk.

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      • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

        Yeah I’m in Canada too man. isn’t it ridiculous? 69.99 for games? and the same digitally. mind blowing. I mean I still pick up the games on day one because I love games and I love supporting developers I love, but I most definitely will not be going digital anytime soon. I just picked up watch dogs from futureshop and it came with a steel book case as well which is pretty cool. All for the same price as I’d pay if I got it digitally.

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  • Pete

    £59.99 digital or £44.00 on disc (Amazon, Tesco or Asda)

    Seriously, this needs addressing!

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    • Lloytron

      £35 from Play Asia. Of course that means waiting a few more days to get it, and you can’t trade it afterwards as its the US version – but you can’t trade the £59.99 version either!

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  • Jim McPherson

    18 different versions / preorder specials of this game with unique in-game bonuses. X1 digital copy is only the base game.

    Sony has digital preorder and the digital deluxe edition. Microsoft has.. a $15 digital store credit if you buy a disc and let them drive it to you.

    Has Microsoft forgotten that they positioned themselves as the digital console of the future?

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    • Death Dealer

      Yes, but that changed when the DRM went away. MS couldn’t guarantee a 1 license per person deal to the publishers anymore (the way Steam does it) and away went the power to do pricing like Steam does with their deals. But don’t worry, the gaming industry will go digital only soon enough and then everybody will have to face the music of DRM just like it did for the music and now progressively for the video entertainment industry.

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      • Jim McPherson

        Yeah I was annoyed when we lost price competition on digital copies because the “all copies are digital copies” policy was reversed.

        But I’m positively sickened that PS4 is doing a better job of delivering Microsoft’s vision than the X1 is right now.

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      • Death Dealer

        Yes, I agree. MS needs to step up but I’ll wait with further judgment until the next few months with the new GwG have passed. MS can’t wait forever with the dropping of prices, otherwise they’ll see their consumers simply shift towards competing offers. It’s the sad state of affairs the industry is going to as the value of the entire games industry is dropping very fast and MS doesn’t want to partake in it.

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      • opaque17

        I like how you pretend to know what prices would have been like had the proposed DRM not “went away.” I bet you’re dead wrong.

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      • beardyman3218

        No, hes entirely correct. The only reason steam is so cheap is because of its drm policies, otherwise it would be £60 on steam.

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      • opaque17

        No, and no. Steam is not Microsoft. PCs are not consoles. Neither of you haven’t a clue what a game would have cost in the alternate reality where Xbox One was digital-only. And you probably never will.

        Newsflash: Xbox One (and almost every console ever) has DRM.

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      • beardyman3218

        Im not the one saying pc are console im giving you a reason as to why steam is cheaper, its drm policies for one and most importantly that fact pc game are hardly sold a retail, there no market to undercut therefore they can price them accordingly. Consoles cannot undercut the retail market because the retail market for console games is huge. If steam didnt lock games to one user they wouldnt be so cheap. Edit: MS original plan wasnt digital only it included drm for retail games just as pc does.

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      • opaque17

        Steam is cheaper because publishing to Steam is cheaper and easier. It’s far more simple than this retail conspiracy you’ve concocted.

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      • beardyman3218

        There is no conspiracy, think about it logicaly if consoles digital games undercut retail what will happen? The same thing that has happened to pc games, stores wont stock them and game stores without console games are simply going to have to close. The way around this was the drm.

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      • opaque17

        I don’t need to “think about it,” I’ve worked for a publisher for years.

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      • beardyman3218

        Im only stating what would have to happen for consoles digital games to get cheaper without destroying the retail market.

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      • opaque17

        It’s not always technicalities that prevent/cause these discrepancies. :

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      • beardyman3218

        I understand that. But Its the publisher thats sets the price not MS not Sony. Wolfenstein was set at £54.99, watch dogs is £59.99. Different publishers different prices. But if there was drm in retail games they would make them cheaper, for publishers its all about protecting their product, making sure its not pirated is one of their main priorities i think thats what MS meant by always online the same way steam does its license checks through an online connection.

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      • opaque17

        Sorry, but what you just posted is wild conjecture. PC games have almost always been cheaper, since long before Steam came around. Get your facts straight.

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      • beardyman3218

        I know pc have been cheaper im giving you a reason as to why console games are not.

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      • opaque17

        Publishers want to sell copies. They don’t set prices as a defensive measure against theft, they set them at a point where they can sell an optimal number of copies with optimal profit. It costs more money to publish on a console than to publish to PC and it may always be that way due to quality control assurances. End of story. End of discussion.

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      • beardyman3218

        You clearly havent listen to a word i have said, i never said publishers set the price as a defensive measure i said they set the price lower because drm is the defensive measure. Im going to play my RETAIL copy of watch dogs now.

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      • usrev

        no he isn’t you are both wrong. GoG is also cheap but they only sell DRM free games.

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      • Guest

        Hahaha, you shot yourself in the foot with this remark. GoG, as its name suggest are OLD games, not brand new games that everybody would like to get their paupermits on for free. The only one clueless here is YOU.

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      • Death Dealer

        I like how you pretend to be from a publisher and have a conversation that lead to you removing your account because you failed in your persuasion. You can bet all you like, publishers have a reserved budget that accounts for theft, but that doesn’t mean they should allow it to happen.
        The same thing goes for Curtis Isabel’s remark. The Xbox 360 was a piracy bomb once the DVD firmware got hacked. Of course publishers wuoldn’t drop the prices for games then as MS couldn’t guarantee the 1 license per person. Dream on all you like, the digital future with stricter DRM is inevitable whether you want it or not.

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      • montysan

        Let stores sell download codes like 360 arcade games did. Wouldn’t that solve the problem?

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      • Death Dealer

        Yes, partly. But that’s because stores have their own inventory they need to clear. They’re essentially competing with themselves on their own stock in that case.

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      • usrev

        you really think digital prices would be lower then? you must be clueless… look no further than 360 games and dlc prices. you can buy full retail games for LESS than their dlc costs in store. I remember buying oblivion GOTY edition for $20, the expansion pack alone cost $40 on the marketplace.

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  • Korahn

    didn’t even realize there would be a 360 version. Still, I’ll be waiting a few months until I get a next gen console before dropping the cash for this. The game may even be a bit cheaper then.

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  • Beano

    No interest in this game right now. I’m going to think on it for a year.

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  • Christian Armstrong

    Was gonna get the digital download of this but for £59.99 and no DLC bonuses you can keep it. I’m really trying to go all digital this gen but you are making it really hard when I can buy the special edition version from my local shop for £10 cheaper.

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    • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

      It’s a shame we need games to go on sale just to align the prices with their retail counterparts which usually include codes for additional content.

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      • usrev

        It’s the same way in the US though normally launch day price is the same, but if you know how to look for deal you can find the game for less than $60 easily. I got mine for $48, plus I got a $10 gift card on top of it as well.

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  • MrRadiolips

    This game is getting so many bad reviews. Think ill wait to purchase this to see the truth instead of the rumors.

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    • http://www.mtlscream.com/ Steve Belisle

      The game is not getting bad reviews… All reviews seems to be around 75%-89%.

      The bad press is from users who never played the game. And it’s so easy to compare a new franchise to GTA5…
      Yeah high expectation from this game and people seems to be pissed at the delayed… But the game js here now and it’s a nice addition to the Xbox One catalogue.

      And most reviews are talking about a 30-40h of game play (and to 100h if u are doing everything in the game). So not bad at all:)

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    • beardyman3218

      I dont know what reviews you have seen but i would pay no attention to them, the game is great.

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    • WARLORD

      Only bad reviews I have seen are from end users not Critic.

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  • Nick King

    All the comments so far are about the price, I also hear it’s not that good looking for a next gen game and isn’t all that good. I’m not risking £59.99 on something I can’t sell if I don’t like it, especially when it’s between £39.99 and £49.99 in any store.
    Even though I said I wasn’t paying £54.99 for Wolfenstein last week I did as I’d already loaded up my account with money. I go and check today and it’s £49.99, that’s within 7 days of release, I’m feeling proper peeved right now.
    This is not going to go away so it’s about time someone came forward and explained the reason for the extortionate pricing.

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    • Satsumo

      I hear exactly what you’re saying….which is why even though I’m sticking to digital purchases I will be waiting 3-4 months after most releases before I buy a game as I have seen how much other X1 games I have bought have dived in price.

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  • Nick King

    Is it really that bad? Normally when something is as hyped as this it never lives up to expectations.

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    • OldSocialist

      It’s just a bit, well, dull, with lots of ideas cherrypicked from other games. For me the sense of a living environment has been more interesting than the gameplay – and that isn’t going to last. I get the feeling this is one I’ll play just to justify the investment.

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  • deadbox102

    From what I’m hearing about Watch Dogs I think I’ll wait to play it when comes to GWG.

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  • punchl

    Aint no way am spending $59 on this .. The only xbox one game i could pay $59 even $100 for is Killer instinct and thats because of the hard work done by the developers, and the support MS is showing.

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  • Steve 'Cass' Cassidy

    I want to go all DD but at this price I will wait.

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    • http://summified.com/ Ry L

      wait for GWG. It’ll be there eventually I’m sure.

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      • CXK

        This is easy to say but after seeing the initial offering of GWG games I worry it will be a while. I’m not complaining, free games are free games. But Arcade-like games better not be all we get, that would be very disappointing.

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      • http://summified.com/ Ry L

        You bring up a valid point, though I’m just banking on the X1 GWG offerings to be upped a bit. That based on the whole move to rental type thing (a la PS4), and that there isn’t a whole lot available. It’s not like they have 5 year old arcade titles like they do on 360, ya know? Still, you’re right…wishful thinking…

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      • CXK

        I think they’ll be offering better games since you don’t own the games, I’m just not sure how long that will take. I really hope Sony and MS get into an “offerings battle”, each of them pushing to get games in their programs earlier and earlier. I actually thought we wouldn’t see GWG for XB1 until the end of the year so this is already a plus. I still hope they just offer that rental program, I’d pay Gamefly prices if it meant I could actually get any game I wanted whenever I wanted. Even if it was limited to 3-4 games a month.

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    • CXK

      I’ve gone all digital but its a tough way to do things. I have two Xbox One’s so it makes more sense for me, I essentially get two copies for the price of one and never need to run all over the house to get discs. The down fall is you can almost not rent these games anywhere (for me at least) and blind buying games at full price without no sale is too risky. I usually will just wait for a price drop or a chance to get the physical, try it, sell it for as close to the amount I paid for it and download it. It’s a real hassle. I hope Microsoft announces a rental program, letting us download the games and play for a set time.

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  • Robert Sims

    £60 for a game. It is so much more expensive to be a gamer in the UK Tha most other countries! Its a little annoying but at the same time I still purchase the consoles on day one and buy the games on day one! Hahahahaha….. I am wondering though if amazon can get an app on my xbox one where o get the games digitally from them and maybe it will be a little cheaper???

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    • beardyman3218

      It doesnt matter who the distributer is, its the publisher (in this case ubisoft) who sets the price of the game.

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      • kevgallacher

        How then can Steam sell it for £39.99 when Ubisoft sell it for £49.99 from their store.

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      • beardyman3218

        Ubisoft cut the price because of steams drm. The drm is locked to one owner, removing the pircacy factor. Thats why steam is cheaper and if MS stuck with their original digital plan we would have digital games at the same price of steam or there abouts, also pc games are not really sold in retail game stores anymore so there is not much retail to undercut.

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  • beardyman3218

    Whilst MS doesnt set the price for the game (publisher does) its also the same price on psn. MS should be the first to step up and say something to publishers about these digital prices. The publisher should need to justify their pricing to MS and Sony before they can even release the game on their stores.

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  • beardyman3218

    The only bad thing about this game is that ubisoft force you to sign up to uplay. If you dont sign up you cant play free roam multiplayer.

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    • Gazza!!!

      I wish I could at least sign into Uplay as the Ubisoft servers are down.

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      • beardyman3218

        It seems the uplay site is also down.

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    • evilfangs .

      Why wouldn’t you sign up for uplay? You get extra bonus in game content for playing Ubisoft games.

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      • beardyman3218

        What sort of content? I thought it was just a stat tracking service.

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      • evilfangs .

        Sometimes a extra hidden level, sometimes new costumes, or able to hold more gear or do a ability better / for longer. On 360 you could get exclusive dashboards.

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      • beardyman3218

        Thanks for the reply. I’ll sign up whenever the service is back up and running.

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  • Ryan Davis

    lol at misuse of “lead” instead of “led” in the game’s official description.

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  • Daz Green

    I really want to go all digital but I refuse to be ripped off! The prices are not just wrong, they are racist! The fact that an American pays $60/£35 and in the UK we are being forced to pay £60/$101 or to put it another way, 184% of the price in the US! Do you not understand exchange rates Microsoft? $60 does not equal £60 or even €60 for that matter! When we buy digital it means more money for Microsoft and the game publisher (in this case Ubisoft) because there is no manufacturing or shipping costs and as there is no trade in/pre-owned market for digital they don’t have to worry about my game being sold on without them making more money, also and more importantly no retail cost! When I buy a game on disk the store I buy it from makes money, sometimes (but not always) more than 50%! If I can buy a disk copy in a case which had to be physically made and sent to the store for £44 and the store made money from it as well, then why would it be fair to charge £60 for me to download it with the internet I pay for? I see a lot of Americans and Canadians complaining about the price, but I would just like the prices to be fair and equal! I am happy to pay $60 as this is equal to £35, which is a fair price for a digital Xbox One game on launch. I buy a lot of games, I have over 200 games for the 360 but didn’t start buying digital games off Xbox Live till Microsoft started doing digital game sales which is the only time I have seen good value in digital on Xbox. I know there are many gamers like me in the UK and the rest of the EU that are sick of being ripped off and discriminated against because of where we live! I paid £430/$723 for my Xbox One on launch, it was only $500/£297 in the US and now you want to discriminate again on the games?! Sort it out Microsoft and start treating all gamers equally!!!

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    • kevgallacher

      Its only £50. We wouldn’t get it for £35 as we have VAT of 20%. That would mean it would equate to about £42. Which is roughly the price most retailers sell. £50 and above is too dear though. The games should be £45 maximum on the store to be a fair price.

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      • Daz Green

        Maybe on 360, on Xbox One it’s £60!

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      • kevgallacher

        Oops sorry clicked the wrong link.
        Yeah that is ridiculous.

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      • Satsumo

        It isn’t ONLY £50 (or even £60 – you’re the first person I know who rounds £59.99 down to £50)….
        I agree they should be £45 max – but even if they competed with disc prices (which are cheaper because of competition) then that would be a step in the right direction.
        There’s about 5-10 great X1 games a year – pay an extra £18 for a digital copy and you’re then looking at £90-180 a year, i.e. likely to be an extra £1000+ over the “10 year lifespan” of the X1.
        It’s a RIP-OFF.

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      • kevgallacher

        I clicked the wrong link.
        The one that says check price and availability takes you to the 360 page.

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      • montysan

        Totally agree. I want to go digital, and was excited when the launch games were £45… a fair game launch price. Titanfall was £55, and still is, so I’m not going to buy it. The fact that some friends and I complain about this issue has stopped lots of friends from even getting an Xbox, as they were also interested in a digital console, is not good at all. £60 for watch dogs is a joke. Let stores sell digital copies, like the 360 arcade games cards you could buy… problem solved. You could even sell them with a disc that has the download data on to save your broadband… best of both worlds. This is what I think they should have tried… rather than the 24h checkin nonsense.

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      • Digiadam

        Err…..the One does not check in every 24 hours. That was removed long ago.

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      • montysan

        Yeah, sorry, I didn’t explain myself properly there. I meant they should have tried what I said, rather than trying 24h checkin and failing badly like they did.

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      • Daz Green

        They don’t charge VAT on digital content so that’s 20% more they get, that they don’t get if you buy on disk!

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    • Nick King

      I agree 100% but it’s falling on deaf ears unfortunately. I suggest everyone hounds both Larry Hryb and Phil Spencer on twitter and all other methods of public communication otherwise nothing will change.

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      • Bush

        as long as a few poeple pay the prices they will never change. im coming here to this blog over 7 years or more. even back then people were complaining about the prices and yet they’re still way too high.

        if you want to go digital go to steam, then xbox will get the message.

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    • James Jiao

      I don’t think racist is the right term here.

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  • Ross Kemp

    Digital with no resale value or pre order DLC at £60 or my choice of buying physical copy at £44 with pre-order bonus DLC = Win for me and a big loss for MS .
    I also went the physical way with Wolfenstein last week and I shall do the same next week with Murdered Soul ( £40 for Limited edition box ) .
    I really wanted to go digital this Gen , but MS…..come on , really .

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  • Scott Ferguson

    I’m in the UK and have been told to change your region in system settings to united States because games and xbox’s ain’t region locked then download it for the $ price this should save you money!! Worth a try!!

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    • kevgallacher

      How do you pay for them though?
      You would need a credit card from the US.

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      • Scott Ferguson

        You can use creditcards from here overseas! I shipped the titanfall collectors edition from America ended up saving £70! Cancelled my order from game!

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      • kevgallacher

        But the billing address will be UK.
        Normally the billing address has to be compatible with the region of the account used to purchase the game.
        Buying the physical disk is different as it is linked to an account.

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      • Scott Ferguson

        Right like I said I just heard this! Never done it myself I have changed the region on my xbox just to see the price of the American games! Hopefully someone will reply to this who has tried to purchase a game this way! I’m just putting this out there because if it does work then hey money saved!!

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      • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

        You can do it but you need PayPal, you cannot add a card from Europe to US Marketplace. And don’t forget the VAT. But even VAT included the US prices are a little cheaper.

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  • John Smith

    Anyone know if Wachdogs on the One has DRM?
    Thanks!

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    • kevgallacher

      The disk doesn’t but the download does but it is quite flexible, it is linked to both the console and the account it was bought on. Anyone can use it on the console it was bought on and the account can use it on any console as long as it is online. Technically you could buy it on a friends console with your account and they could use it with their own account, you could go home and use it with your account on your own console but you would need to be online. The game would be tied to both their console and your account if that makes sense.

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      • John Smith

        Perfect, thank you.

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  • CXK

    Hey MS, please make a rental program! I’d love a chance to try this without paying full price unless I like it. I’m not sure if you can do that legally but I’d personally love to pay an extra monthly fee to try out games digitally. Redbox never has them, Gamefly takes way too long and Blockbuster is gone, we have no options!

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    • Does Not Equal

      redbox has started rolling out Xbox One games in a handful of cities (e.g. Chicago, Salt Lake City, L.A.), so it should only be a matter of time.

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      • CXK

        Redbox used to offer Xbox One games here, right around launch they had AC4, COD and a sports game but they have since disappeared. I’ve checked machines all over the city since I drive all over for work but never saw them. I don’t know if they didn’t do well here, or they just moved them to another city. I wonder why they don’t just stock the machines? I’d rent like crazy and I’d imagine others would too to avoid blind buys.

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      • Does Not Equal

        I called redbox today to check on why Wolfenstein was only going to be offered for PS3 only, and the conversation turned to current-gen releases. I always knew they’d eventually be made available, but I still haven’t seen any where I live. I figure they’ll start full availability in redboxes about the time I leave the country for good.

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      • CXK

        Well I’ve been looking for months on the app on my phone and never see any XB1 games so I figured they didnt have them. Checking the website shows Thief was there and I never knew it and the app still doesnt show it. I’ve also noticed I can make some games show up if I select the kiosk I want to use first then browse, its like the app isn’t updated to show new gen games? I can’t figure out the logic lol.

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    • Guest

      That’s what Games with Gold will be on the Xbox One, a rental program that you have to keep paying for to play your games. Thank Sony for that and lowering the value of the games industry as a whole even further now that MS has also jumped on that bandwagon. There soon won’t be a AAA industry left to support.

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  • ElektroDragon

    Game looks last gen. I am sitting here comparing both the X1 (rental) and PS4 (purchased) versions and they look exactly the same. Same res, same textures, same aliasing. Lowest common denominator at work. But the X1 is choppy with the cutscenes at times while the PS4 has been smooth. Not a big deal though. And EuroGamer confirms 1600×900 on both consoles. Darn it, there was no need to run the PS4 version at 900p except lowest common denominator. The jaggies are hideous. After the amazing 1080p of Assassin’s Creed this is a letdown.

    So for the record, its totally safe to buy the Xbox One version, you won’t be missing a darned thing this time except the “60 minutes additional PS4 content”

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    • Spokker

      Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry did not have access to the Xbox One version at the time of it’s Watch Dogs article. They did not do a “face-off.” They only looked at the PS4 version. According to an older article, Xbox One resolution is 792p.

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      • ElektroDragon

        And I am telling you there’s no way one is 792p vs 900p, I am comparing pixel by pixel on a 65″ screen from 1 foot away. Looks 900p on both to me, still disappointing. But I have corrected my post because technically you are correct. I just wanted ONE version to be 1080p… doesn’t matter which, although we all know which one was more likely to achieve it. PC master race are laughing at us on this one.

        Time to go actually evaluate the more important aspect: gameplay.

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      • Dylan

        Considering the issues with Uplay, I doubt they are laughing today.

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      • roozbeh, again

        Oh Ubisoft…

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      • beardyman3218

        I dislike the uplay service and was annoyed that in order to play multiplayer free roam you are forced to sign up.

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      • ElektroDragon

        Nevermind! It does now look like the X1 version could be 792p after all. Positioning both cameras in the exact same spot, and looking up at a wire lamp, the wires do look smoother on the PS4, less/smaller alias steps, but such a small difference,,,,

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      • beardyman3218

        I honestly cannot see a difference between them when playing the game, all this resolution talk is for the pr’s, PlayStation saying it was 1080p before UbiSoft confirmed 900p shows this.

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      • GamerResentment

        And also just another reason for Sony and or MS to boast “superior” graphics though it’s never been too big of a difference from what I have seen. Less jaggies, whoopiiiieeeee.. -____-

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      • Nick Peck

        Does it really matter? All of this comparing is only killing any excitement / fun you should be having just playing the game. I miss the old days before the internet when you only had 1 mag to tell you what was coming out lol.

        Who cares which version is better, just play it and enjoy it and leave everything else at the door. I think people psych themselves into not having fun because you/they are worrying so much about stupid #’s. No offense of course, but I’m just saying… Have fun with it already!!

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    • Guest

      Yep, it’s hilarious, there WAS need to run that PS4 version at 900p30 with LibGCM being so close to the metal versus DX11.2 not being close to that level of performance yet until DX12 is taking over.
      You’re still believing in $0N¥’s lies and overhype that it’s the most powerful run everything at 1080p60 box. Snap out of it boy as you’re throwing your money at a dying company!
      Both consoles are trailing behind the PC in power immensely already. I think I saw someone mention it was expected there should have been 2.5 TFLOPS of power in the new current consoles and that shows in the previous footage of this game very well.
      That’s what you get with AMD and low power architecture. This gen is smallest gen over gen leap since the beginning of the gaming industry.
      DX12 will not magically make every game 1080p either. It will do a lot of performance improvement, apparently a general 30-35%, but it will do the same for PC and that will make the performance gap grow even larger over time, which is where MS also profits with Windows and makes Sony fanboys cry yet another time.
      The idea of an upscaled Xbox One (like a new model with 48MB eSRAM and another identical GPU cluster and then another model with the same increase after it) every couple of years doesn’t look so crazy now. It would truly hold up to the name “Xbox Infinity” had they gone with that name. They have the architecture to do it and IMO they should and keep it all compatible as this “next gen” is a joke so far.

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      • Nick Peck

        They funny thing is, is that consoles have never “gone” after the PC… ever. They are a totally different animal for different needs / purposes. Just because they use parts that PC’s do everyone compares them. How close to a super computer was the NES when it came out? Oh right….

        If everyone is so distraught over the 1080p/60fps on consoles and is no longer having fun playing a game, you/they need to find a new hobby or just stick to the PC only and stop crying about everything on every forum. It’s so tired. Enjoy the games or find something else to do.

        I have owned every system, even some duds (Atari jaguar) and still managed to have some fun with them. I used to game on the PC as well, but these days I just don’t care for it. Actually, I just parted my PC out on ebay as I’d rather have the cash back then something sitting there collecting dust.

        Like the games on next gen or not, but I have had a lot of fun since the systems came out, and still am. I play for fun, not for super uber graphics. But to each his own, but one day you guys that complain and worry about worthless stuff will one day learn how unimportant being like that is. One day, hopefully.

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      • Death Dealer

        Very true, but I agree with his sentiment about MS upscaling their hardware (MS suggested it themselves and I’m the one that suggested it here a few days ago too) just to shut up those Sony fanboys plagueing the internet without a real life and don’t care about the games themselves as all they do is count pixels and frames. They are the ones that started this “resolutiongate” and are distributing lies that their console is as good as a PC, which in turn makes the PC fans hate Sony because they are fed up with those lies too. There’s already a lot of PC fans with a bar Sony icon out there, perhaps it’s time we start doing that here as well. If MS makes this a multi-tiered compatible hardware cycle then Sony doesn’t stand a chance. Satya Nadella said yesterday that he wants to bring PC and Xbox closer together, then he might as well put his money where his mouth is (to put it bluntly, no disrespect). That means more big console titles coming to the Windows Store after a while and more PC like features on the Xbox One, meaning that development and sideloading environment I sugggested needs to happen fast as well.

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    • Guest

      Awww, Out of Order:1887 is only 800p and 30fps too and it doesn’t even have any form of multiplayer either. Don’t cry that Sony lied about “1080p 60fps or give me Death”. That Sony executive yelling that should have been murdered twice by now.

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  • Vanstrom

    Oh. People are still excited for this game? I never understood the hype. It looks simple, and like it isn’t really going to be as fun as everyone thought it would be. Ubisoft pushed it off for around 3 years for something that isn’t too revolutionary.

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    • ElektroDragon

      It would’ve been revolutionary as a launch title like it was supposed to be. But now? Not so much. It’s almost like every other game copied its ideas but managed to come out first!

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        still fun though.

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  • http://xxkarzaxx.tumblr.com/ Karza

    You guys need to fix the pricing in Australia.Why would I spend $100 for Watch Dogs on the Xbox Store and use half of my download cap when I can buy it for $64 from Big W and only have to download whatever updates I may need?

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