Wasn't sure where to post this so posted it here, but microsoft now say you don't need an internet connection to play older games, news story here, you can also share disc based games.
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News story also here.
Professorhat - I disagree. Sony made a big brouhaha about 'unrestricted' used games. Microsoft were honest in that they stated their (1st party games) would be free to sell/use, but 3rd party publishers were free to place restrictions. Sony initially blatantly did not state the latter as they wanted to get a cheap one-up on MS.
Sony were lying - plain and simple, and they still don't state it clearly.
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Agree to disagre. I'd disagree that Sony were lying, but I guess it depends on one's own biases / inclinations.
I had no biases if that's what you're implying. I just thought Microsoft were not getting a fair deal in the media/press when Sony chose not to disclose this small but significant fact. But anyway...
My understanding is this (I may be wrong): Microsoft imposed DRM restrictions forcing users or retailers to directly pay Microsoft when selling used games. Sony left it to the game publishers if they want to impose DRM restrictions or not. If the publishers impose restrictions, any payment will go to the publishers and not Sony. Microsoft has now back tracked to come in line with Sony. I can't see where Sony lied here, if it's not profiting from it.
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No, Microsoft made it very clear they would not have charged users any fees whatsoever, don't know if they would have charged the publishers.
Now we just need Microsoft to confirm the cpu/gpu clockspeeds...
Initially the Xbox GPU was going to be capable of 1200 Gigaflops against the 1800 Gigaflops of the PS4.
But the latest rumours suggest that because of yield problems caused by adding ESRAM the XBox GPU may have to run at a lower
clockspeed and end up only being 900 Gigaflops.
(PS3/Xbox360 were around 300 Gigaflops in comparison, but a 3x gain in performance improvement is needed to just maintain parity with the jump to 1080p).
Hopefully Microsoft can sort any problems out before it has to commit to its final manufacturing spec.
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I've pre ordered mine on amazon I'm not a big gamer but I hope it's all worth it and the game graphics are a big leap up from the 360.
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Everything I've seen shows that, although graphics are definitely improved, they're not the same leap as was from the Xbox to the 360 (or indeed PS2 to PS3). So don't set your expectations too high - watch a few videos on You Tube!
That's good,I watched a few videos on YouTube it's looks good,like I said I'm not a big gamer I'm just buying it because I can,I kinda get the impression most gamers are already happy with what they've got already ,it's like 4k for movies yes I will be better for movies but I'm pretty happy with blu ray.
Am still undecided. Initially thought I would definitely be going with the Xbox as have always much preferred the 360 controller to the PS3 dual shock (and love Halo).
However, the controller on the PS4 is apparently much improved, Bungie are no longer producing the Halo series, and I'm really not sure about having to have a kinnect sensor plumped in front of the TV.
Think I'll take some time before making a call on this one (though my 360 is making some funny noises of late so events may force a decision at some point..).
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Well I am excited about Microsoft's XBOX ONE console. So much so I have given a £20 deposit @game.co.uk to secure a console for it's launch date in November!!
Why though ?
All you are doing here with microsoft is being taken for a mug tbh.
Pay for their consul and THEN pay Some More to use and play games ?
lol, more money than sense.
Go get a decent computer (desktop) ............and get gaming ! Stop wasting money !
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So far :)
An absolutely non-sensical post. Have you had a little too much to drink?
Another deal here:
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