and secondly am I the only one who feels uncomfortable having a camera and microphone pointing at me everytime I use Xbox One?
I agree with you. I've got the playstation eye and move on my PS3 - and while it was novel at first - now it just sits there gathering dust. Its like video calling - its never really caught on. Just like the webcam on my laptop, never used it, never going to.
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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...
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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!
True though i never like using my phone for other controllers, battery life is always an issue to me and using my phone to control my Sky box and having to leave wifi on the phone might as well be plugged in all day.
I like the idea of using tablet but it bugs the life out of me it doesnt control everything e.g. TV , Sky Box, Xbox, Blueray player ( though its nearly there) the fact of having to switch between apps bugs the life out of me as you still need to pick up the remote to do other things
I did use the Xbox 360 kinect for awhile to search the web and look for films extra which worked pretty well though the good old controller is still needed to complete everything so in the end i sold the kinect on
i admit it could workout to be fun at first and die a death fast, for me it needs to do all including volume on tv, change channels on the PVR etc to a point i never have to touch another controller again or the kinect will just be put away
I also think you are going to find looking at the going trend with the second hand game market is, if you buy the game new you will get your online pass, a second hand game you will have to buy an online pass regardless of game, this seems to be happening on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 more and more
If they stopped you from playing second hand games people would be even more careful buying games which the developers would not want
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Would recommend the sky app on an iPad or other tablet, mainly because one of you can browse channels and cue up programmes to be recorded without having an impact on what the other night be watching on the screen (no more peering at the 'mini-screen' in the corner while your partner takes ages to devise what she wants to watch!).
Suspect your right about pre-owned games, developers have been desperate to find a way of getting revenue from pre-owned games for years, and an online license requirement seems the easiest way for them to do it (with the blow no doubt softened by 'free' downloads of extra levels/weapons etc).
I have tried the iPad app and it works well, its a shame you cannot stream stuff from your sky box to your iPad, i tend to use the computer to search for listing and recordings
i'm a little worried some people paying up the full £400 online for the Xbox One when there is still such a wait before release
I don't think Zavvi is taking money from credit cards. According ot their T&Cs:
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I had looked at that Bigboss and its unclear when they would take the money, reading that to me they can take the money at any point if they so wish
its a little to unclear for me
Hope this is more clear:
The only thing is, if you decide to pay via PayPal, money will go immediately from your account. I think PayPal holds it, but I'm not sure.
Personally I wouldn't worry about pre-ordering for either the xbox or the PS4; stakes are high for both companies this time round as sales of console games are falling (excluding tripple-A titles) and the cash cow is getting thinner, so neither side can risk losing 'round 1' by not getting enough stock into the stores before christmas.
Were it not for the fact it can't play 360 games I would have ordered this in an instant.
Thanks missed that
Its funny i have thought the same in the past but not once have i wanted to take a step back to play old games once i had the new machine, not only that i think with the PS3 and 360 have been around for so long for a cheap price they are going to be almost worthless so for me i will proberbly end up keeping my old xbox to use in another room for my son
From what I've read very recently it's actually not confirmed that a fee will be required to play secondhand games. And since the One is not backwards compatible it does not matter really as of now.
Also, about the whole Kinekt thing, well can't it be placed on the telly through a clip etc? To me it's also not really an issue - just unplug the Xbox if you don't want it on all the time! After all do you unplug your blu-ray players? And not even my CA751BD has a hard switch.
I say wait until the thing is actually released, see it and then decide. For me, depending on how decent a music and movie player they are, the One or PS4 could at once make things like the latest Oppos seem like last decade's news.
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