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Unless they're just trying to force this idea that we should just be comfortable talking to our TV's. It's gotta happen at some point.

because I want to skip that and jump right to my TV reading my brain waves.

But really...look at the mind set of Microsoft lately. They took the changes in Windows 8 and forced them on users of the operating system...no matter if you like them or not you have to admit it wasn't a good way to go about making a change to an existing product/service. Now with the Xbox One they are doing it again. Rather then sell the kinect separately (and likely charge more for it) or even put a simple toggle switch to turn it off...they are just forcing it on the market, though to what extent isn't fully known. With the exception of things like the electric light...humans almost always resist change even if it is for the better.

It is like Microsoft has taken upon themselves to force the technology users of the world to accept new things...at least their customers anyway. We will see how it works out for them. I think they should have eased into it and made the kinect optional...then go a head and build it into the Xbox Two and make it required for doing everything after people have had a chance to see it in action and get used to it...because the limited use it has on the 360 has not been enough.
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then i grab my lady and we doing it live... give them a show they never forget thumb.gifwink.gifbiggrin.gif

Can you let me kinect! biggrin.gif
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I raise you one Gran Turismo
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Fixed.

Seriously though. Project C.A.R.S.

I play Forza for the high amounts of personalization, though. I'm a car enthusiast more than I am a racing enthusiast and Forza caters to that better than any other car game I've ever played. It's just a bonus that it's a solid racing game as well. Seriously, Forza 4 has a Fiero GT.. D: and you can put an LS3 in it! The Forza series has my heart. tongue.gif
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I'm sure my fiance will want a Xbox one considering she's a fangirl >.> I'll try and convince her otherwise.
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Well I really think the idea of being able to "turn off a game and switch to netflix" with a switch w/o having to wait is pretty dumb idea. I mean ok, it's something that you could not do with the 360 but it aint really necessary nor groundbreaking. Show me something that wow's, something that you can honestly say "dam that looks really nice" or "wow i never thought of that"...

To me it's just a cablebox/gaming console with some weird restrictions and things that I don't want (Kinect for instance, that should have been an add on and not mandatory) like the PS4.
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Can you let me kinect! biggrin.gif

you sure can... killerhz is my tag name thumb.gif grab some popcorn and enjoy the show.
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Facts > hearsay.

Both of which turn into lost or gained sales. Regardless of whether or not they are true, rumors start somewhere and, if not quickly squashed, will decrease sales. So far, MS has done little to squash the bad rumors.
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Both of which turn into lost or gained sales. Regardless of whether or not they are true, rumors start somewhere and, if not quickly squashed, will decrease sales. So far, MS has done little to squash the bad rumors.

Really all they have done is confirm every bad rumor save for the not being able to share games and them denying the kinect is spying rumor...I think everything else has pretty much been confirmed. Well, always online turned into online once ever 24 hours...or one hour if you are logged onto a different console.
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy View Post

MS are actually pretty well set up to be ahead in the digital age.

Part of the reason why we can have such large discounts on Steam is because:

a)
Buying more games on a digital DRM system = Harder to use any other platform other than Steam.

Therefore cutting game costs actually helps secure future customers by locking them in, making any future sales even more effective.

b)
The used market on PC is basically dead, due to cheap games on Steam, which prohibits selling digital content.


Snowball effect.


Since Microsoft have taken the Steam route for their game licensing, it is actually in their interests to now follow the same tactics of offering cheaper digital games, because the digital space is where have the advantage over most platforms, even Steam (barring sales).

With Sony now under pressure from their previous announcements of "No DRM", they will find it harder to implement similar digital measures without adding the DRM necessary to fend off inevitable backlash.
Keeping the customer feeling physical games are better value only helps Sony, which is why I feel they will push to make digital a good proposition.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Next gen battle is not over. It hasn't even started yet and there are way too many variables that are potentially large game changers.

psst tell me it is like steam when they start offering half-off sales on recent titles and loads of f2p games.

edit: i seem to have had some technical issues
Edited by perfectblade - 6/13/13 at 1:37pm
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy View Post

MS are actually pretty well set up to be ahead in the digital age.

Part of the reason why we can have such large discounts on Steam is because:

a)
Buying more games on a digital DRM system = Harder to use any other platform other than Steam.

Therefore cutting game costs actually helps secure future customers by locking them in, making any future sales even more effective.

b)
The used market on PC is basically dead, due to cheap games on Steam, which prohibits selling digital content.


Snowball effect.


Since Microsoft have taken the Steam route for their game licensing, it is actually in their interests to now follow the same tactics of offering cheaper digital games, because the digital space is where have the advantage over most platforms, even Steam (barring sales).

With Sony now under pressure from their previous announcements of "No DRM", they will find it harder to implement similar digital measures without adding the DRM necessary to fend off inevitable backlash.
Keeping the customer feeling physical games are better value only helps Sony, which is why I feel they will push to make digital a good proposition.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Next gen battle is not over. It hasn't even started yet and there are way too many variables that are potentially large game changers.
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