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#1 cantor2537
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Anyone able to download the app for the Switch yet?

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I live in Canada and go to a cottage in the US every summer. I usually bring my consoles there to play as I go for weeks at a time. I have no internet there. To use the XBO I would have to either use a prepaid phone (which is not cheap for data) or use my roaming (5 bucks a MB). I'm not sure how many MB it takes to check in, but I can tell you that browsing a webpage on my prepaid AT&T phone costs about 1-2 bucks. I think its ludicrous that for offline gaming that I would have to pay this amount or more just so I can access my offline games. Even 50 cents per check in would cost me about 15 bucks a month just to "check in". It's money I should not be spending.

 

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Is this true? http://gimmegimmegames.com/2013/06/xbox-one-may-not-be-able-to-be-sold-used/ What happens when servers go down? Are we left with a brick?
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There is also a rumor that you won't be able to sell it used. http://gimmegimmegames.com/2013/06/xbox-one-may-not-be-able-to-be-sold-used/ That means when the servers shut down you will literally have a dead paperweight years down the road. Sorry but I'd rather take that 500 bucks and invest it.
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All of the Xbots claiming it won't flop, consider this. MS was the leader over Apple in the PC market for a long time. Then something called Windows 8 came out and nobody bought it. Nobody's buying MS's tablets or phones either. And I'll bet no one will buy the Xbox. Aside from this year, MS stock has been doing horribly. I can guarantee you, xox will be a failure, just like windows 8 and unless they back track, it will fade from our minds.
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#6 cantor2537
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[QUOTE="GOGOGOGURT"]

Well, I'm getting the XBOX ONE.

 

Kinect has been upgraded for hardcore games with controller free movement, console is much more powerful, sharing and editing gameplay, nice controller, voice commands are seamless, switching between entertainment is very cool (yeah, yeah, you can do that on PC blah blah, but don't say it's easier to do, it's not.  Xbox one streamllined it), smartglass has some cool potential, and 8 new ip's! 

 

And installing the game onto your console is a cool idea, you have a whole libary of games you can play with a voice command.  And the fee for used games is to keep people from buying just one copy and downloading it to everyones consoles!  YOU GUYS:  DEVELOPERS HAVE TO MAKE MONEY.  It's not supposed to end used games.  It's a failsafe.  Calm down.  

 

I say solid.  Not mind blowing, but solid and I am pleased.

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Bitch, PLEASE.

Its a beefier Xbox 360 with used game fees.

HAHA, 8 new IPs. We don't even know what those IPs are. Could be Kinect games or a bunch of angry birds wannabes.
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This is a glorified Boxee.

If you strip away, all the extra "stuff" that gamers here do not care for-the hand gestures (last gen), voice commands, TV integration, you're left with not much of an impression on gamers. No gameplay footage. Nothing. Now, they are charging a fee for used games? And this cloud storage thing that may actually be hidden code for need to be online? Sorry, I'm not paying 500 bucks (or whatever it is) for this. 

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MS stocks... moves not much 0.71% is kind of idle state http://money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb=MSFTShadowriverUB

 

Dude, it's a lot when the S&P is actually up on the day 0.27%. And MSFT is still dropping, and most of the drop came AFTER their conference, which tells you something. It's down almost 1% now. 

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I don't think they really told us much about the One. Sure, we now have a picture and a name for the console but really what we care about are games, and this will be shown at E3.

MSFT stock is down 0.41% on a generally up day on the S&P so far, so I take it investors didn't really like what they saw. Sony stock is also up 1% today so far. (Sorry, I'm an investor and this is how I gauge people's reactions). Gamestop (GME) stock is also down 2.27% (most of the drop coming after the reveal) so far, so my guess is investors are expecting that the "cloud" comments (on storing games, game saves, etc.) mean that MSFT is really pushing streaming and that they will either ban or severely limit functionality of used games. Sorry when these stocks are doing that badly, on a generally good day for the market, I think investors are worried about those things.

As for me, I don't care about hand gestures or voice commands. I don't even subscribe to cable so I don't care about the TV stuff. I have an ipad next to me if I ever want to look things up, or chat person to person video calling on Skype. Sorry, but the TV stuff and Kinect stuff are all very gimmicky. Looks very futuristic, yes, but practically, it's of no use. Heck, I rarely use Siri and voice commands on my ipad, iphone and Android devices.

The games--I guess we'll have to wait and see at E3 what they show. They only showed cut scenes, which to me looks like stuff that could've been done on a 360 or PS3. The controller looks the same, blah. Whether it's always on or not--they didn't come out and say it but it looks like MS will be really pushing cloud storage of everything and my guess is that this is code for always on--and methinks investors are thinking the same way given how Gamestock and MSFT stocks are doing today immediately after the reveal. 

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Publishers need to match used games/market prices for games. I already see that they're doing that for the older games. It's called competition. I'd gladly pay a bit more for an older game that I initially missed out on if it's new (I have had too many instances where the used game I bought doesn't work well x hours into the game cuz there was a tiny scratch that I couldn't see when I first bought it).

The other day, I bought Assassins Creed II for 10 bucks at Best Buy. New. I am sure a used ACII can't be that much cheaper and if it is, I'd rather buy it new. This is how publishers can recoup costs. Let's face it, things devalue over time. A 60 dollar game when it comes out is not worth 60 bucks 2-3 years later.