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There is only one question on my mind right now.

Why?
   
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Also, forgot to mention in my other post, they've done this for their last two consoles (first one being the most open and the 360 being more limited). Why would you not expect this?
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Refresh my memory because it's a little hazy at the moment but wasn't the xbox 360 pad & peripherals not compatible with the original xbox? I am pretty sure it's the same deal with the ps3 and ps2 too. So what is all the fuss about? This time I'll say that the outcry is not justified because this isn't something new.
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post

At least with Apples proprietary crap you can generally keep using it, a cable from an iPhone 4S would work on an ancient 80GB Classic and no doubt Lightning will work in a few generations time.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hadn't apple replaced the port on the iphone 5, which made all the thousands of peripherals useless to those who upgrade?

So I guess microsoft just copy apple in this tongue.gif

But in general, changing the port can be for a reason (beside more money in selling in headsets), but you can't ignore how much its going to piss new buyers who realized it too late.
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Another bad decision by M$.
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Originally Posted by Usario View Post

I'm perplexed as to how Microsoft has managed to put forth such a horrible product. headscratch.gif

I'm perplexed on how so many people can make so many declarative statements about a product that no one outside of MS and developers (read: NO ONE HERE) has even used, let alone seen. A prdouct still under development and not even released. That's the real headscratch.gif

It's very cool and fashionable to do this I suppose. I just don't understand it.

I'm curious to learn about all the facts on XBox One and PS4.
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Refresh my memory because it's a little hazy at the moment but wasn't the xbox 360 pad & peripherals not compatible with the original xbox? I am pretty sure it's the same deal with the ps3 and ps2 too. So what is all the fuss about? This time I'll say that the outcry is not justified because this isn't something new.

and this.
Edited by LancerVI - 5/30/13 at 12:36am
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post #37 of 135
Why do they even need a port, stop ripping people off and using proprietary hardware! A simple bluetooth headset should do the job!!
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Originally Posted by razorguy View Post

I don't see anything wrong with that.

You will when the proprietary new headset costs $50.
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Originally Posted by Sannakji View Post

Why do they even need a port, stop ripping people off and using proprietary hardware! A simple bluetooth headset should do the job!!

Microsoft and Sony aren't going to sell you an open platform without any proprietary hardware. They do it because they own it. They also do it because there is money to be made from selling these. They know people are going to use this and force them to buy it. Make it proprietary and force others to pay for new hardware.
They call the shots.After all, it is THEIR platform wink.gif.
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What the hell happened to Microsoft?

They have no idea of how to please the end user. Everything they've been doing is so off putting that it's laughable.

Customer A: "We would like _____________ please."
Microsoft Developer: "Well we would like ______________ unfortunately."
Customer A: "But ....... WHHHHHATTTTTTT the hell is that?"
Microsoft Developer: "Why arent people buying our products, people don't know what they want!"

To sell a new product you normal have to cater for the end user. But with these guys It's either a high horse or sheer ignorance.
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