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i wouldnt be surprised if it was due to the new port based authentication system they mention in the article. This should stop anyone who doesnt have an offical cert from MS plugging in and hacking or rooting. I do believe it is akin to stopping forms of root on a phone. not saying its a bad thing, but clearly apart from the financial gains its stops 4th party products being used
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do almost all the people in this thread think connectors/sockets should never change?

Lets evolve all things technical.............. apart from that rolleyes.gif
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Xbox engineers/ designers don't need headphones - they lost their heads biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by razorguy View Post

Edit: The article even mentions an adapter could be made ...

Yup, all for $29.99 from Microsoft.

Gouge the customer even more.

Pass


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do almost all the people in this thread think connectors/sockets should never change?

Lets evolve all things technical.............. apart from that rolleyes.gif

There is no reason to "evolve" the 3.5mm stereo socket. Maybe Microsoft should "evolve" the 110VAC outlet connector to something better so that they can't even plug it in to peoples houses in the United States and around the world. I mean that standard is decades older than the 3.5mm audio plug.

/sarcasm
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 5/30/13 at 3:57am
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I really question the reasoning behind some of the X1 hate. Microsoft announces it will use a new connection for gaming headsets, no information about the port is given except that it wont be backwards compatible, and people here flip out? What if it has no port at all, and is using bluetooth or another wireless standard? That would essentially require new headsets to be made, but is a clear improvement. What if the new port provided much better sound?

My point is, you can rage about the connection checks, the used game market (which was bound to die eventually), and their less then impressive TV features. But there is NO information about the new port, and a lot of you are acting like microsoft raped you.
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What if it has no port at all, and is using bluetooth or another wireless standard?

Good point. I just think we need to wait and see. The ps4 does sound better by comparison, but who knows why they are doing these things, if it's for money then they will be boycotted as they should be. If it's for innovation then they win. All i know is it's been over 8 years since 360 and ps3 , and changes were needed. If MS are gonna be like simcity with drm upto their noses though then forget about it.
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PC here i stay! thumb.gif
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There is no reason to "evolve" the 3.5mm stereo socket. Maybe Microsoft should "evolve" the 110VAC outlet connector to something better so that they can't even plug it in to peoples houses in the United States and around the world. I mean that standard is decades older than the 3.5mm audio plug.

/sarcasm

Exactly, there is no reason to go to something other then the current analog 3.5mm/6.3mm jacks or digital USB connectors. Both types are more then sufficient for all headphones/headsets. Heck, if they are moving to anything, they could have went with XLR?
    
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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.

with an elcheapo 2 dollar adapter your ps1 controller with dual shock will work with a ps3...
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The sky is falling.

And nobody will care in a weeks time.
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