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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!!
I see Amazon have got a bit more realistic on their price:
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Yes, that's the official launch price.
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It's now come to light that the Xbox one demos shown at E3 were actually running on high end pcs -not Xbox hardware. This adds to the rumour that Microsoft are going to have to underclock the GPU by up to 25% due to poor yields and manufacturing problems.
They really need to get rid of Balmer and bring back Bill.
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Honestly as a big Xbox fan (Had the original and the 360) everything Microsoft have done for the ONE has been a massive letdown. My moneys going to Sony.
Agreed, but Gates is into full time charity work & is less likely to return (unless probably if Microsoft is in the red).
It's now come to light that the Xbox one demos shown at E3 were actually running on high end pcs -not Xbox hardware. This adds to the rumour that Microsoft are going to have to underclock the GPU by up to 25% due to poor yields and manufacturing problems. They really need to get rid of Balmer and bring back Bill.
AFAIK only one title was running on a PC and that was Lococycle was running on a PC because it had not been ported to Xbox One yet, and the decision was made by the dev team, not Microsoft. all Other XBOX ONE demos were running on actual Xbox One dev kits the same as PS4 deoms were ruiining on PS4 dev kits as opposed to actual retail consoles which AFAIK is standard procedure prior to a consoles launch.
The expected / proposed 'ban' on used games, coupled with the incompatability with existing XBox 360 games, has pretty-much nailed its fate in this house. I'm sure some geek far cleverer than me will find a way to circumvent at least the first issue, if not the second.
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conversely, they've revelead you can loan games you own to you"family" group whatever that may be. So without having to leave your armchair, your friend/family can play games you own, which is a pretty neat feature.
Placed my order last week direct with Microsoft.
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You can have 10 "Family" accounts on one Gold membership and anyone of these family members can access all of your games in your shared folder on ANY XBOX ONE as long as that console has a gold membership tied to it, so My son can go to a friends house and log in as himself and play any of my games without the need of a disc even if I'm on our XB-ONE playing the same game, you can even play multi-player Vs each other this way!
I think Battlefield 4 was shown on PC hardware masquerading as PS4/Xbox One rendering.
May I ask why you went for the Xbox One. It's taken a fair battering in the media, I'm interested to know the reason for your choice? Not decided myself so far.
Not reading much are you? Sony was being blatantly dishonest about how used games would fare on the PS4 - pretty much the same as the Xbox One in fact.
Also newsflash - Microsoft are now removing those restrictions as well as the once-daily login requirement.
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Your assertion Sony was being blatantly dishonest about this is a stretch at best. Sony have stated they will be implementing the same system on the PS4 as currently exists on the PS3 and Xbox 360 i.e. developers can implement their own DRM restrictions if they so choose - given this hasn't historically been done, there's nothing to suggest they will start doing so on the PS4 now. This is very different to what Microsoft announced a few weeks back, which was vague at best, and very much suggested restrictions would be implemented on the Xbox One.
And at the time Major wrote his post, Microsoft hadn't announced their U-turn so I don't think we can blame him for his lack of clairvoyancy on this. It's good that Microsoft have listened to feedback and backtracked so quickly, but then they would have been extremely foolish not to.
+1 Not many companys listen, lets hope things stay that way
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