bigboss wrote:There are a few floating around. This is another one, suggesting a different design. Don't know what to believe.
There are a few floating around. This is another one, suggesting a different design. Don't know what to believe.
That one is the 'official' teaser I think, and that suggests the previous one I posted is a fake, which is a kinda shame as the fake one actually looks better imo!
The Xbox One looks horrible. Is it just me or does it look like 2 different boxes glued together ?
Looks like what it is basically, a Desktop PC on its side, in a black case.
mr malarky wrote:Looks like what it is basically, a Desktop PC on its side, in a black case.
Probably better off with a decent gaming pc anyway ? (build your own )
And miss out on the opportunity to pay £50 a game? No chance!
mr malarky wrote:And miss out on the opportunity to pay £50 a game? No chance!
Compared to £65 for SimCity Deluxe - £50 a games a bargin !
There were rumours a few months ago that pre-owned/2nd hand games would not be playable on the new xbox. Anyone know if this has been confirmed?
Pelley wrote:There were rumours a few months ago that pre-owned/2nd hand games would not be playable on the new xbox. Anyone know if this has been confirmed?
I've read suggestions you'll have to pay a fee to play pre-owned games, presumably via Xbox points, but not sure if this is confirmed yet.
I was preparing to get a new laptop next year if only to play the latest PC games (my current one is 5 years old and still serving me well - I've been able to play Diablo 3, SCII HOTS, even Mass Effect 3).
At 400 quid and no more, I will instead consider the Xbox One, flog my CA-751BD, and still save over a new PC. My current lappie will still serve my other needs well for a few more years.
The One may compromise my gaming as I'm more of an RTS/role-playing/adventure fan.
Still, my thinking is that the One will kill my gaming, music streaming and movie needs with one stone. Looking forward to this one!
AnotherJoe wrote:The Xbox One looks horrible. Is it just me or does it look like 2 different boxes glued together ? http://www2.picturepush.com/photo/a/13129140/img/13129140.jpg
Agreed. Microsoft should've hired a better designer. Cabinet friendly though, with no awkward bulge.
My home cinema system
I've come to find its monolithic, half-gloss, half-slatted design strangely appealing. I guess it lends the kit an air of seriousness about itself. My other guess is that Microsoft didn't want the overheating shenanigans of the 360.
As for the design its nothing special, though lets face it how many of us spend time looking at the actual console? The only time i look at it is when i turn it on and put a game into the drive the rest i`m playing or watching a film
As for this PS4 V`s Xbox one thing lets stop now, lets not go down the route like mobiles. Microsoft and Sony would of had a mutual agreement to keep both machines specs close together purley to keep from going out of control, as Microsoft could of bolted pretty much anything they like together from the current pc parts that are available.
Not to mention anyone who knows about PC`s and gaming mhz and clock speeds don't always mean its faster
Anyway as a hole package the Xbox One seems to cover alot of bases, and just think in the future being able to control your Sky box using the Xbox is going to be pretty handy
landzw wrote:Anyway as a hole package the Xbox One seems to cover alot of bases, and just think in the future being able to control your Sky box using the Xbox is going to be pretty handy
That is true; at the moment I can only control my skybox with my sky remote, iPhone or iPad, which is nothing less than a living hell!
Just finished watching the conference and like most people I am a little underwhelmed. The two main points that I dislike are:
1. Having to pay a fee for second hand games :O. Now I know that the whole developer community wants to find a way to remove the pre-owned market altogether, but if Microsoft do this then they are really shooting themselves in the foot. Especially if PS4 lets you play second hand games, then I think that Xbox One will be in trouble. I realise that microsoft haven't come out and said directly that this is the case (but they haven't denied it either), and any interviews that discuss this point seem to be very vague.
2. The other thing I don't like is having the Kinect 2 with it. Firstly I don't have any room for another peripheral in my AV rack, and secondly am I the only one who feels uncomfortable having a camera and microphone pointing at me everytime I use Xbox One?
I have had a 360 since day one, but if these two points do indeed turn out to be true, then PS4 will be my next purchase.
I just want a console to play the best games, not some multi-function multimedia device. IMO a console should be a games machine first and formost and so far PS4 seems to fit the bill far better that this next offering from Microsoft.