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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post

A console that lets you decide what you want has ceased to be a console, and is pretty much a PC. One can't expect freedom of peripherals/components from a closed platform.

But that is what is happening and what consumers have come to expect. Consoles are adopting standards for data storage, you can now use USB flash drives to store content instead of proprietary memory cards, and as far as I know the PS3 allows you to change the HDD. Plus, audio, really ? Cell phone manufacturers used to have proprietary connectors, but when MP3 players became common they got their act straight and started also putting a 3.5mm headphone jack. Also, there is also a project for there to be a universal phone charger, because people are tired of having so many different ones with so many different plugs, so yes many of the basic things are getting standardized for the sake of not making the consumers' lives any harder than it need be. Not to mention many already come with a USB charge port which lets you charge your phone by connecting it to any computer with a standard micro USB cable. This is not some new technology that you could understand the company would want to make some profit out of, this is good old stereo audio plus a microphone, it doesn't get any more established than this.

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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post

X1 has always been a day-one for me, even before the always on, always connected rumors were refuted. So a controller that breaks compatibility with previous accessories does nothing to tide my desire.

People need to get over it as it isn't a big deal for most people. Apple didn't lose millions of customers by breaking their decade-old compatibility with the Lightening cable, so I don't see this being a big deal for Xbox gamers.

Just more sensationalist news post by the same posters with their agenda...

So, let's see, I have a Nvidia GPU, tend to favor Nvidia GPUs when it comes to buying decisions, but have no problem in criticizing them whenever I think it's due, I use Windows 7, love it, was an early adopter of Windows 8, made constructive criticism many times, I'm not a Linux or iOS evangelist, nor do you see me in those threads, yet you're the one that has changed your avatar several months ago to Microsoft's new logo, and produce some remarkable comments such as

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You guys are grasping at straws trying to find something wrong with Microsoft's execution as of late regarding Windows 8, Windows Phone, Surface, and now Xbox Music.

Microsoft's execution is like the three laws of robotics, they're perfect.


and the pearl above about the Xbox One, which clearly denotes you were going to buy a product without even knowing what it was. That doesn't show critical thinking, rather biased thinking. And I'm the one with an agenda ? Right...

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It's funny how people still in this forum don't understand Corporations and their need/love for money.

It's funny you don't understand that in this case it's not warranted. Making money off such an established technology as audio ? Please. Read my answer to TFL Replica above.
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taking a page out of the apple book are they lol
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I'll still get one for PC use.
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The wii u does have a port..
Thats why I said I think, thats for confirming it not true though.
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M$ does not care, If your on Overclock.net then you are clearly not M$ prime demopgraphic.

Yep, to Microsoft we (PC gamers) are the suck.
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Thank you Microsoft for giving me another reason to avoid the XBone.

Proprietary, licensed connections/media are the devil. The PSVita's proprietary storage card is one of the reasons I don't own it.
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taking a page out of the apple book are they lol

at least the iphone out functions as a normal charger and it has a standard headphone port.

with the proprietary out of the xbone i either have to:
1.) get a craptastic licensed "gamer" headset
2.) buy an expensive converter to ($100+) use my real phones

this is the crap i have to go through with my ps3. with the xbone, who knows if the converter will even be a possibility
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I wish I was psychic too.

To be able to know about every single detail in order to make informed and finalised opinions about things based on minimal to no actual information.
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oh come on this isn't that big of a deal, i'm sure they'll have adapters available on ebay for like $2. my only issues with xbone are the privacy and used games BS.
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I wish I was psychic too.

To be able to know about every single detail in order to make informed and finalised opinions about things based on minimal to no actual information.

What are you talking about? How is there not enough information to make an "informed and finalized opinion?"
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Voice chat through headsets is dependent on connection through the controller, and since the port will be different on Xbox One controllers, gaming headset microphones will be useless. While there is the possibility of Microsoft manufacturing some sort of adapter, IGN was told that the new port on Xbox One controllers is to gain more control over the peripheral market.
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"Manufacturers will not only need to develop entirely new products for the new connection standard," wrote IGN's Scott Lowe, "but use licensing and authentication protocols from Microsoft, potentially driving up costs for consumers. The licensing program could also limit the variety and competitive nature of the accessory market since all manufacturers would be required to adhere to Microsoft's terms."
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"We are working with 3rd party headset manufacturers to create new headsets that will take full advantage of the Xbox One technology."
 
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