GS News - Xbox admitting fault, free Oculus & Destiny isn't Halo
Jess reports on Bungie trying to convince people that Destiny isn’t Halo, Microsoft saying “shame on us” and Oculus devs hoping to make the device free!
by Edmond Tran and by Jess McDonell on
No Im sorry WiiU was a bad launch but its nowhere on the level of Xbox One...I wanted Xbox One to be awesome but Im the type of guy to call a spade a spade. Xbox One sucks. Even though they changed the DRM Policy it still looks "Dirty" to me because of Kinect 2.0 and half of the games announced having features central to the draconian features. The Kinect 2.0 and Microsofts relationship with the NSa make me call this a spy device and not a game console..Microsoft has tarnished Xboxs image so bad at this point. The only way Ill buy one is : 1. They get rid of Kinect 2.0 2. They clarify Xbox Live charges in total transparency. Most people seem to think everything will remain the same but I have this feeling hidden charges are in Xbox live on Xbox One.
3. Announce a game that is not another frigging First person shooter....cause thats all they announced at E3 and it seems to me it sets the tone for the system to play the same types of boring ass lame wash and repeat first person shooters that get 9s and 10s on Gamespot reviews.
4. Open up the console to Indies and create a more serious indie promotion system on Xbox live so people can know they are there!
All in all theres a lot of problems with Xbox One besides the Drm. The Key thing here is Microsoft LOST peoples TRUST And until Microsoft fixes these issues people wont trust them.
Incoming long post:
I don't know if any of you guys remember this HMD, but ever since I saw the Headplay in 2007 I've been wanting to wear some kind of display over my eyes so that watching movies (as well as gaming) would feel more immersive. However, the Headplay was a bit expensive for my taste at $500+. Sony's HMZ-T1 (Dec. 2011) and the T2 (Dec. 2012) looked like the next step in the right direction, but again cost ($900+). In addition, those 3 headsets didn't have head-tracking in them or displays with 1080p resolution. Now with the Oculus Rift, the consumer version is going to have 1080p resolution, Head-Tracking, 3D Visuals, and will only cost $300! It could also get cheaper than that in the future! :)
So yea, i'm excited for the Oculus Rift over any of the consoles and it'll be a day one purchase for me. It'll be just like the .hack//sign anime future in 2002 alot of us have been wanting and waiting for! Can't believe its been 11 years since that show and it looks like its predictions weren't too far off either. Things are going to get interesting.
I love how he is explained on how he tries to protect his own ass even though he's the guy who stamps the approvals of the Xbox division in the company lol.
My day? It's been going pretty well. I sat out in the public gardens and wrote about 2000 words. So yeah.
Oh. Was that sarcastic? You don't actually care? Oh :(
In more serious-thinky writing, at this point, Microsoft has been lead around by the nose by Sony. So a mea culpa isn't so interesting for me. That they finally admitted that they were wrong? They are two months late to that party, and I'm not entirely convinced that they knew that from using their reason to observe what they did themselves, or because we yelled it at them until they got the message. I think releasing a mea culpa just shows how myopic the company actually is when it comes to the gaming community. If they didn't say it at all, they could have at least bluffed to when they realised their mistake. Now we're all going to assume they realised it now, rather than earlier.
Honestly, the xbox one is about the last thing out there I want to spend my money on. Destiny looks dope. Jess, you are cooler than the other side of the pillow.
Destiny looks very mediocre. The 1st 3 halo games were okay, but I am still socked how they get such high ratings. They deserve an 8/10 at the most.
I'll take Bungie's claims with a grain of salt. Yes, the underlying game will be thoroughly different, but you have same lead artists and composer that had been working on the Halo franchise for about a decade. You can take the developer out of Halo, but you can't etc. etc. And right now I am listening to the Halo Reach soundtrack so I am stoked for more of this quality.
Oculus could be awesome for Star Citizen, but first that game needs to come and I need a new computer.
XBox, are you still talking?
I think once Microsoft realizes that most of the "family plan" advocates are just young gamers who want to share the cost of games across 10 friends (a sort of "approved" piracy), they'll stop asking people to "make noise". Of course, if Microsoft reveals that even WITH family sharing, only one person can play the game AT A TIME, then a lot of hopeful CoD pirates will back away from the scheme entirely, since they're likely hoping to share games they can play together.
I seriously need this girl as my second wife. Perhaps we can move to Utah and become Mormons where it is legal to have 2 wives.
Destiny looks interesting. It could be very fun. Beyond that, I don't spend a lot of time thinking about these things.
What's the beef with destiny? it looks pretty sweet! and MS just make your minds up fast about what you are going to do. As for oculus... I don't care. Good bit of news ty :)
Stupid Jess, she's getting more and more annoying, simply a female presence to satisfy the perverts of the gaming world which probably = 90%
@battle-droid she is Australian man and please control yourself. Editors from all over the world are working for Gamespot not just Americans. I'm going to give you the same advice I gave another guy a few days ago: if you hate the show or the host DON'T TUNE IN or get your news some other place. Besides, she's there to give you the news not a hard-on. If you prefer the the latter try some X-rated websites.
@jcopp72 Shouldn't it?
@AtariKidX That is where you are wrong kid
@Verenti Oh no, I do care about your day!
Wait. Why would you write this? You know she reads these comments right? Would you say that to someone to their face? Dude. You either didn't think this through or are heartless.
@dezc1983 I don't. I just came from watching videos on Outside Xbox. Where Jane does videos now.
@barkingschnitzl Thanks, man, you too.
@Dredcrumb9 Halo 1 and 4 were really the only ones I found worth a damn. Then again I never really touched multi-player. Maybe because I have real hobbies :p
@Skyrim_Junkie no probably about it.
@Skyrim_Junkie Jess seems like the coolest person ever. She would probably hate me.
@GameYakuza Those guys were the best! They made a excellent insider jokes.
@Cowbie I just need a wife that will play Nintendo. The other wife doesn't play. Sometimes it gets lonely playing only as the red hero in Contra. I need the blue hero beside me.
@Nintendad tsk tsk tsk... How about Peach????
@infestedcyborg1 I think Destiny looks pretty damn awesome. I don't know why Titanfall has been getting all the lime light when Destiny seemed the better of the two. IMO. Can't wait for Destiny to get here!
@joey0002013 I agree... it would be so much better if there was a hot guy presenter... *high five*
@joey0002013 i wouldnt call her stupid like shes probably reading a script thats been written although i agree it does wind me up that shes only here to satisfy the pervs most of whom probably dont have a chance with any woman never mind her and i wouldnt be surprised to discover these are the kind of people that loiter outside school play grounds
@Verenti mate I was only joking ffs. I actually think Jess is pretty nice looking and she seems genuine tbh. Just posted that to see who would bite first lol. Maybe I should have made it a bit more obvious I wasn't being serious. Just started following her on twitter the other day lol. Sorry if any offence was caused Jane....err I mean Jess lol ;)
And I'm pretty sure Jess isn't the kind to take offence to take offence from some loser like me off a forum haha
@dezc1983 You're all good dude, I liked Jane too. And I sure am pale!