Plugged in Online Gaming, and Technology

Thread Tools
Old 05-21-2013, 10:33 PM   #31 (permalink)
Chuck E Ducky
Mr Idiot Box's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013

Fan of EMR
I have been looking for an excuse to invest in a sick PC gaming unit. Looks like I have one now.
Mr Idiot Box is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 10:35 PM   #32 (permalink)
Bloop's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC

I have honestly no idea why microsoft did such a stupid thing. From what I heard the xbox 1 will also cost more than the 360, which is ridiculous because half the reason people buy console is because they can't afford a fancy custom gaming PC. Microsoft is going to lose a TON of customers over this, kinda like they did with windows eight.
AG1ngerwithagun on Xbox live, add me as a friend if you want to play together!
Originally Posted by Axel View Post
I see an agglet and I want to paint it black...
...or yellow, orange, green; whatever the field paint is that day.
Bloop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 10:51 PM   #33 (permalink)
Post Whore
martix_agent's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Send a message via AIM to martix_agent

I don't think anyone abandoned windows because of windows 8, it's just that everyone stuck with windows 7
martix_agent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 11:29 PM   #34 (permalink)
Miembro de MCB
alkafluence's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: The District Outskirts

Originally Posted by martix_agent View Post
I have to agree. It's preposterous to have this. At the very least, give the user an account so that the servers know they've already paid for the game and can uninstall and re-install it whenever they want.
That is, in essence, what the existing 360 already does. If you get a new box or your HDD dies, Live knows what you've already purchased, and you can download it again for free.

And, there's an update to the Kotaku story:

Update: Sounds like things are a mess over at Microsoft. Now they're telling Polygon that Harrison's comments illustrate a "potential scenario."

"While Phil [Harrison] discussed many potential scenarios around games on Xbox One, today we have only confirmed that we designed Xbox One to enable our customers to trade in and resell games at retail," a Microsoft rep said. "There have been reports of a specific time period those were discussions of potential scenarios, but we have not confirmed any details today, nor will we be."
alkafluence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 12:03 AM   #35 (permalink)
Post Whore
CCM Photographer's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011

Mandatory Kinect usage is also a little disturbing. The camera is listening out for you even when it's "off" (it's never really off), and while Microsoft has issued a statement saying it has "strong privacy protections" in place, people are still rightly concerned that a machine -connected to the internet and featuring a camera which is always listening - might be a problem.

I hope E3 treats Microsoft better.
CCM Photographer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 12:41 AM   #36 (permalink)
Join Date: Oct 2006

Originally Posted by CCM Photographer View Post
i wouldn't be too sure they are microsoft employees. because sony would clap its hands for that announcement too.

help us, gaben wan kenobi, you are our only hope

heinous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 12:55 AM   #37 (permalink)
.67cal Buwwets!
crazyorigin's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central Southern Upstate NY

Everything I have been hearing about these new systems is pretty dissapponting. They sound marginally better at anything and more of a PITA than ever before. They honestly sound like a big money grab. I won't be getting one and if support eventually ends for the current regime of systems, mainly Xbox for me, I guess I will just have to finally stop playing video games. Let's hope Xboxlive stays alive and we can still play our old games online.
crazyorigin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 12:57 AM   #38 (permalink)
Join Date: Oct 2006

meanwhile i'm eyeing the nintendo 3ds....
heinous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 01:10 AM   #39 (permalink)
when in doubt EBD
seal's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin, Texas

the online once a day thing sucks
they try to control more junk everytime. lets see how it all turns out. i dont see anything in the new system that makes me want to run out and buy one or even consider one, but then again i still shoot an automag.
Extreme paintball east Austin, Texas great guys run this place and run it well. pm me if you want to meet there.
Hammer head barrels (great guys) and their barrels shoot great also.

914 Dogs of War (Major)

Aztec Warriors scenario team Texas
Member of Land Sharks

I do home lending in Texas. Need a house let me know if nothing else its free advice.
seal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 06:51 AM   #40 (permalink)
MCB Member
moonweasel's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kiwi in Oz.

Originally Posted by D3adpool View Post
I cant feel sorry for Gamestop lol.... they would buy my game for $5 and sell it back for $30+.

Employees yes... Corporation no. But they see the trends. They knew it is / was coming. What are you doing in the meantime to stay current? I have no clue.

Oh the other reason why I said they are going to shift immediately (or shortly thereafter)to next gen titles is because the last installment of these consoles were 2005/2006. Prior to that the next gen was in play every ~5 years (Playstation 2 = 2000, Playstation 3 = 2006 / Xbox = 2001, Xbox 360 = 2005....I think). These platforms are long overdue. The economic crisis put the freezer hold on releasing them.

First part, meh, capitalism. Not a hell of a lot of profit/markup for retailers in brand new games, or new consoles for that matter.

People complain about what they get from these places, well... you want more money for your used game? Put the effort in and sell it yourself. Don't moan when the easy path is taken.

Second part, this gen of consoles were always on a longish cycle, 7-10 years depending on the source (and console).

As to the new Xbox, there are reasons Sony does better pretty much every where else around the world, looks like that trend is going to continue.
I doubt I will be buying this next gen Xbox, looks like I will be totally PS now.
moonweasel is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply » General » Off-Topic » Plugged in

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC