The best part is Microsoft called the 360 the 360 instead of the Xbox 2, so people wouldn't think Xbox 2 was weaker than Playstation 3 (2 < 3 according to my latest research).
and now they name this one the Xbox One.
and thus Sony sent this out as an invite to their E3 press conference as a thank you for Microsoft's colossal fuckup:
lol playstation one...oh yeah, they already did that................*cough*
Bill Gates must be turning in his grave.
Oooops....I meant Scrooge McDuck money vault.
Robert Paulson wrote:
SoVi3t wrote:Used games require a fee equal to the game's launch price in order to play. This also means if your friend comes over and wants to play Madden, and you don't own it, you have to pay a fee to use his game.
That's not what they said. They said there would be a fee, but they didn't mention how much. Let's say the fee is $1 if you play the game with disc in and current price for disc-less. Would that stop you from buying a used game? No, but it would stop you from passing the game around to everyone to copy onto their hard drive. The other option might be to sign into your buddies Xbox and play Madden like that. Stopping you from taking a game to your friends house would hurt their sales because that's the best advertising there is.
No, they literally said the game fee would be equal to the price of the actual game. As in you would have to buy another copy to play on a profile that wasn't your own.
And also you don't think Sony will do exactly what Microsoft is doing on this? If Microsoft is pulling in one cent of extra cash from used game sales don't you think Sony would be on that scheme dick deep in their users too?
From what I've heard PS4 has the ability to do this, but they've gone on record saying they won't be doing it.
BTW how long did you think this used game thing was going to last? This is the last generation of buying the game at the store. You know why? All Microsoft or Sony has to do is throw the price down $5 online for the first week, include some stupid goody, and it'll kill in-store sales.
I dunno about you, but I can't always find a brand new copy of older games. Also I tend to trade games with friends.
They didn't say that either. There was a press release a few weeks ago that said no always online DRM for single player. And since they didn't address it today I'm going to assume the press release is still accurate.
lol the console itself is always online. Fucking google, amigo. Technically it has to check for an internet connection every day, but that's essentially the same shit. Still means you can't go to a cottage and play XBone without a connection to the web. And this doesn't only affect games. The console itself doesn't work without an internet connection.
oh, and it's always on, literally. So it's always listening and watching you, even when you turn it 'off'. Via the required Kinect which you better pray never breaks.
Microsoft shot themselves in the foot, with a rocket launcher.
the entire press conference, was barely about games and all about making tv...accessible? Seriously, this is basically being marketed as an entertainment hub for our dads (both of them, in the case of Repo Man), rather than a gaming console.
And the hardware itself is fucking awful compared to the PS4. 8GB of DDR3 ram, with THREE dedicated to THREE separate OS's.
The only thing it doesn't do is fuck your girlfriend/wife while you're at work. Probably watches her fuck other dudes though, via Kinect.