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VIDEO One Step Closer (and I'm about to RROD): The Xbox One Discussion

Discussion in 'Games' started by Ezio Skywalker, May 21, 2013.

  1. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Xbox Next Gen Reveal today @ 1pm EST on Spike TV and Xbox Live. I got the notice in an email from walmart of all things.
     
  2. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Gee dude, this has been announced since 2 or so months ago. :p

    I don't know what to expect from Infinity, 720 or whatever the hell it's gonna finally be called, but if all of its bells and whistles it doesn't offer anything that might provide backward compatibility, I think I'll probably be better off getting a new replacement 360 until I decide to go the next gen route.
     
  3. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Backward compatibility isn't very important imo, seeing as how most gaming households already have a current gen xbox.
     
  4. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I think Backwards compatibility is very important, if the next Xbox had it it would be a easy selling point for more many choosing it over the PS4 if it has it. Me personally hopes it has BC as I'm selling my Xbox 360 this weekend and have all my data saved to a external hard drive.
     
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  5. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    I don't anymore. :(

    Thus, why it's so important. It makes the decision of buying the new console much easier.
     
  6. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    So the third xbox is called Xbox One.

    Microsoft: Failing at basic numeracy since 2005.
     
  7. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Just hope that they've fixed the RROD issue in this one..
     
  8. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    A live action Halo TV show with the involvement of Steven Spielberg? That's interesting. Though not exactly what I expected to be revealed at a game console launch. I was expecting, y'know, games.
     
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  9. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    [​IMG]

    Sexy looking...it ain't. I had an old VCR that looked sleeker than this.

    8GB RAM, 8-Core CPU, 500GB HDD, Blu-ray drive (finally!), built in 802.11n wireless and...new Kinect sensor- Whoop-dee-do. And still less powerful than many a low end PC.





     
  10. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    I wouldn't say it's less powerful than a low end PC. But it's certainly less powerful than the mid-range system I'm currently putting together.

    There was nothing at the announcement that made me go "I want one". The only announcement that caught my interest was the Halo TV show, and that's something I won't need an Xbox One to see. (I'm assuming it will be monetised with DVD/Blu-Ray releases and will be pirated out of the wazzoo.)
     
  11. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Yeah, it's all so very underwhelming. If the thing is in fact non-backward compatible, then I guess that is that. You can keep your fugly multimedia device, M$. Right now, I'm not the slightest bit enticed.
     
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  12. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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  13. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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  14. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    That's probably because whoever wins, Sony wins, since the Xbox One has a Blu-ray.

    Still, the rumors circulating about used game lockouts will probably have me jumping ship to Sony.
     
  15. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    I don't think it's a rumor. Didn't they confirm at the press event that games are locked to your Live account? This would be to prevent abuse of the ability to play games on a system without a disc.
     
  16. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    It's technically a rumor since Microsoft has been mum on the specific implications of that feature with regards to the used game market (Contrast Sony's statements back in February); it's just one that's extremely likely to pan out.
     
  17. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    So disappointed, I was hoping to have the positive outweigh the negative with the new Xbox. But the PS4 is definitely looking like the obvious choice for me.
     
  18. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    If you're looking at angles in a circle, 360 degrees is equivalent to 0 degrees, and from 0 degrees you would move to 1 degree next if you continue your rotation around the circle.

    Not sure if this is what they're going for, of course, but the motif of the xbox 360 was the circle. 8-}
     
  19. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    The only reason I would be likely to get this so-called Xbox One is for Halo 5 and Halo 6 anyway.
     
  20. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    Welcome to the internet, where everything always sucks.
     
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  21. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    At this point, I will be sad to not play them but in the world of the internet I can just watch videos of the story through YouTube and know the story without touching the console...fine with me. I'll miss ya Halo!
     
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  22. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    I believe it's a pseudo-continuation of the previous naming convention - Xbox 360 gets you all the way around the circle, back to where you started, as would one full rotation. That or it's "All-in-one" or what the hell ever. Kind of modernist but successor consoles using clear naming progression is a relatively recent development, all things considered.
     
  23. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    I am still a little irritated about not being able to view the Terminals in Halo 4 without being online and I still haven't got to play Spartan Ops.
     
  24. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    Wired says that Microsoft confirmed that you have to pay to use a disc on a second live account.

    It's just a matter of finding out whether installing to hard drive is mandatory.
     
  25. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Requires Kinect? Welp, you just lost a customer Microsoft. I have no interest in installing a camera and microphone in my living room for you.
     
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