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(Cracked)   Four insane ways people are spending money on the Xbox One. Buying one suspiciously absent   (cracked.com) divider line 116
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2013-12-06 12:45:26 PM  
I am NOT reading a Cracked link.

No, seriously, it's blocked here at work. What's it say?
 
2013-12-06 12:46:27 PM  

joyride75: I am NOT reading a Cracked link.

No, seriously, it's blocked here at work. What's it say?


There are a whole lot of stupid people out there.
 
2013-12-06 12:48:32 PM  

joyride75: I am NOT reading a Cracked link.

No, seriously, it's blocked here at work. What's it say?


People will pay money to get a special box, a small piece of plastic, or an "achievement". They will pay a farktarded amount of money for a white Xbox.
 
2013-12-06 12:51:17 PM  

joyride75: I am NOT reading a Cracked link.

No, seriously, it's blocked here at work. What's it say?


#4. People Are Selling and Buying Xbox One Boxes (Just the Boxes)
#3. You Can Buy a $20 Piece of Plastic to Block the Kinect's Camera
#2. People Are Shelling Out Thousands for a White Xbox One
#1. And They're Also Buying Achievements
 
2013-12-06 12:52:38 PM  
A fool and his money.

/ there's one born every minute
 
2013-12-06 12:52:53 PM  

joyride75: I am NOT reading a Cracked link.

No, seriously, it's blocked here at work. What's it say?


4.) People are buying and selling the Xbox Day-1 Boxes for up to $200 a piece.
3.) People are paying for a plastic slide that covers up the Kinect Camera for around $20.
2.) People are buying and selling White Xbox One's that were handed out to Microsoft employees, but have since started to float around on the interwebs for up to $2,000 each.
1.) People are selling their Day One Achievement Codes for around $50. This code is only for bragging rights.

So, about what you would expect considering gaming is now an addiction on par with any drug out there. I knew a kid on social security who would sell the medications he needed in order to pay for his WoW sub. His teeth rotted out as a result, but hey, gets to raid I guess.
 
2013-12-06 12:53:45 PM  

thurstonxhowell: joyride75: I am NOT reading a Cracked link.

No, seriously, it's blocked here at work. What's it say?

People will pay money to get a special box, a small piece of plastic, or an "achievement". They will pay a farktarded amount of money for a white Xbox.



Solution to the Privacy issue if you insist on buying an XBone.

www.wiringproducts.com

$.89
 
2013-12-06 12:54:05 PM  
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Day-One-Edition-Xbox-One-Box-Only-/1711869083 0 7?pt=Video_Games&hash=item27db88ec93

^Sold box for $400. I have a feeling this is going to end with a PayPal dispute and negative feedback.
 
2013-12-06 12:54:09 PM  
Obligatory:

thegamerspad.net

/It still can't run Crysis at full resolution. Checkmate libs.
 
2013-12-06 12:54:20 PM  
images.vg247.com
 
2013-12-06 12:57:07 PM  
Actually blocking the camera is not a totally bad idea, because you can only disable the Kinect totally, so there is no way to block the camera and still keep the voice commands in the console. I have actually had to turn the camera to the wall when watching TV because my One will just randomly pick up on me moving my hands around and activate the motion controls, which is annoying. It worked a lot better on the old 360 where you had to wave you hand at the camera to activate the Kinect. Just holding up your hand causes "false positives" too often. The push gesture is also a little wonky sometimes. The motion sensing part really needs a little more work. The voice commands are surprisingly good, though.
 
2013-12-06 12:58:32 PM  

Mad_Radhu: I have actually had to turn the camera to the wall when watching TV because my One will just randomly pick up on me moving my hands around and activate the motion controls, which is annoying.


Just realized that sounded REALLY bad.
 
2013-12-06 12:59:00 PM  
The people selling the achievement are really trolling autistic completionists pretty hard.
 
2013-12-06 01:00:00 PM  
Wait, a short cracked article that they didn't break up into multiple pages? WTH
 
2013-12-06 01:00:07 PM  
Apparently it's getting expensive to stay inside all day and not talk to girls
 
2013-12-06 01:00:35 PM  
Are we sure that was really a Cracked article?  The entire article was on a single page

/I guess that's why most of their lists are 5 or more items
 
2013-12-06 01:00:41 PM  
Achievement unlocked: Sucker born every minute.
 
2013-12-06 01:01:10 PM  
thurstonxhowell: joyride75: I am NOT reading a Cracked link.

No, seriously, it's blocked here at work. What's it say?

People will pay money to get a special box, a small piece of plastic, or an "achievement". They will pay a farktarded amount of money for a white Xbox.


Well, how else is a little snowflake expected to get all the 2013 Xbone achievements? FYI, they're not rewarded in 2014.
 
2013-12-06 01:01:44 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: Apparently it's getting expensive to stay inside all day and not talk to girls


They so rarely respond to my voice commands.
 
2013-12-06 01:01:51 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: Apparently it's getting expensive to stay inside all day and not talk to girls


You can use IE on the Xbone, so you totally can still talk to girls!
 
2013-12-06 01:02:15 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Actually blocking the camera is not a totally bad idea, because you can only disable the Kinect totally, so there is no way to block the camera and still keep the voice commands in the console. I have actually had to turn the camera to the wall when watching TV because my One will just randomly pick up on me moving my hands around and activate the motion controls, which is annoying. It worked a lot better on the old 360 where you had to wave you hand at the camera to activate the Kinect. Just holding up your hand causes "false positives" too often. The push gesture is also a little wonky sometimes. The motion sensing part really needs a little more work. The voice commands are surprisingly good, though.

I

gave you a solution. Or you could have gotten a PS4.
 
2013-12-06 01:02:31 PM  
Seriously, this planet needs to be destroyed.
 
2013-12-06 01:03:33 PM  

hardinparamedic: /It still can't run Crysis at full resolution. Checkmate libs.


Sadly, it can't run a lot of games at 1080p yet:

img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-12-06 01:04:49 PM  

Bslim: Seriously, this planet needs to be destroyed.


That'll learn 'em
 
2013-12-06 01:05:24 PM  

globalwarmingpraiser: I gave you a solution. Or you could have gotten a PS4.


There's still a few things I want to use the camera for, so I don't want sticky goo all over the lens.

Crap, did it again.
 
2013-12-06 01:06:55 PM  

Mad_Radhu: hardinparamedic: /It still can't run Crysis at full resolution. Checkmate libs.

Sadly, it can't run a lot of games at 1080p yet:

[img.gawkerassets.com image 640x415]


Because we all know in FPS games, the thing that matters is the texture and shadow detail right and not turning off every farking option that can give you a competitive advantage. Grass? Fark you! Shadows? OFF! Brightness? Turn that biatch up! Fog? Hah! You gotta do this to afford bumpin up that draw distance and maintain adequate frame rate without bogging down.
 
2013-12-06 01:07:35 PM  
Crap, I clicked before I realized that the word "Insane" most likely indicated that it was a P.O.S. Cracked link. How did it turn out? I closed mine immediately.
 
2013-12-06 01:09:51 PM  
Fails for leaving this one off the list
 
2013-12-06 01:09:58 PM  

hardinparamedic: Obligatory:

[thegamerspad.net image 850x477]

/It still can't run Crysis at full resolution. Checkmate libs.


Crysis? The first Crysis? The one that came out like 5 years ago, maybe more?
 
2013-12-06 01:11:39 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: Because we all know in FPS games, the thing that matters is the texture and shadow detail right and not turning off every farking option that can give you a competitive advantage. Grass? Fark you! Shadows? OFF! Brightness? Turn that biatch up! Fog? Hah! You gotta do this to afford bumpin up that draw distance and maintain adequate frame rate without bogging down.


I thought the whole point of gaming on a console was that everyone was on a level playing field because no one had the option to tweak the graphics settings to their advantage and use cheats like aimbots. Plus, it seems like a waste to spend $500 on new hardware if you aren't going to get the next gen eye candy.
 
2013-12-06 01:12:09 PM  
I'm looking forward to Christmas Day when millions of XboxOnes attempt to download the 500M system upgrade the and 6G image of Forza 5.  It's going to be interesting.
 
2013-12-06 01:13:27 PM  
I just rolled up to Gamestop at 11:15 on Thankgivng night, got a ticket,  went over to Walmart to check out the madness (sadly there was none) and went back to GS at 11:55 to pick up my X1. There were far less people there than I thought there'd be. 4 or 5 in line whenI got there.

So far I lke the PS4 better. X1's large ass mandatory patches suck.

"Oh, you got Battlefield 4 and you want to check it out? That's gotta farking 1 gig patch you need to download first. What's that? You're trying to cancel the download because you only want to do the campaign right now? Maybe you're not understanding me. I said you're gonna spend an hour and a half downloading this patch first."
 
2013-12-06 01:15:02 PM  

Mad_Radhu: globalwarmingpraiser: I gave you a solution. Or you could have gotten a PS4.

There's still a few things I want to use the camera for, so I don't want sticky goo all over the lens.

Crap, did it again.


2 pieces of tape, sticky side to sticky side. Damn, do I have to think of everything.
 
2013-12-06 01:15:24 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Mad_Radhu: I have actually had to turn the camera to the wall when watching TV because my One will just randomly pick up on me moving my hands around and activate the motion controls, which is annoying.

Just realized that sounded REALLY bad.


So...why do you wave your hands around while watching TV?
 
2013-12-06 01:16:17 PM  
I thought that was a joke thread several month ago about the achievement of buying an xbone. I now wonder if that was planned from the start or some people at M$ saw the thread and thought that that was a good idea...
 
2013-12-06 01:16:56 PM  

buckler: Mad_Radhu: Mad_Radhu: I have actually had to turn the camera to the wall when watching TV because my One will just randomly pick up on me moving my hands around and activate the motion controls, which is annoying.

Just realized that sounded REALLY bad.

So...why do you wave your hands around while watching TV?



Cause he just don't care.
 
2013-12-06 01:17:50 PM  

jst07: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Day-One-Edition-Xbox-One-Box-Only-/1711869083 0 7?pt=Video_Games&hash=item27db88ec93

^Sold box for $400. I have a feeling this is going to end with a PayPal dispute and negative feedback.


This is why I tend not to buy from people with 0 ratings and a name made up of random letters. Oh, and I usualy try and read the description quite well too.

I recall some guy selling a laptop, with the disclaimer, "You are bidding on a picture of this laptop, which I will send to you via email" The winning bid was like 600 dollars. Plus shipping.

Why I applaud your efforts to recoup your xbox costs, didn't you have a badger you could at least put in the box?


/makes a great collector's item, my ass :)
 
2013-12-06 01:22:40 PM  

globalwarmingpraiser: thurstonxhowell: joyride75: I am NOT reading a Cracked link.

No, seriously, it's blocked here at work. What's it say?

People will pay money to get a special box, a small piece of plastic, or an "achievement". They will pay a farktarded amount of money for a white Xbox.


Solution to the Privacy issue if you insist on buying an XBone.

[www.wiringproducts.com image 359x398]

$.89


Of course that doesn't keep the IR from seeing you. In my dark ass living room, the IR image is sharper than the camera one.
 
2013-12-06 01:26:07 PM  
So, the following image is going around:

i.imgur.com

Don't try it. It doesn't give you backwards compatibility. It bricks your XBO.
 
2013-12-06 01:26:12 PM  

pi8you: Fails for leaving this one off the list


I'm guessing the seller listed it so he could buy more ink for his printer.
 
2013-12-06 01:26:28 PM  

MythDragon: globalwarmingpraiser: thurstonxhowell: joyride75: I am NOT reading a Cracked link.

No, seriously, it's blocked here at work. What's it say?

People will pay money to get a special box, a small piece of plastic, or an "achievement". They will pay a farktarded amount of money for a white Xbox.


Solution to the Privacy issue if you insist on buying an XBone.

[www.wiringproducts.com image 359x398]

$.89

Of course that doesn't keep the IR from seeing you. In my dark ass living room, the IR image is sharper than the camera one.


You have a special room for 'ass living'? O.o
 
2013-12-06 01:26:54 PM  

hardinparamedic: Obligatory:

[thegamerspad.net image 850x477]

/It still can't run Crysis at full resolution. Checkmate libs.


but some consoles do run Uncharted and Last of Us at a higher resolution.
 
2013-12-06 01:28:33 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I'm looking forward to Christmas Day when millions of XboxOnes attempt to download the 500M system upgrade the and 6G image of Forza 5.  It's going to be interesting.


well, to be fair XBL handled the actual xbone launch better than PSN handled the PS4 launch, the xbone also supports wireless N dual band while the PS4 uses the wireless G out of the PS3... so i wouldn't be too worried about people updating that thing

the money is in the banana stand: Mad_Radhu: hardinparamedic: /It still can't run Crysis at full resolution. Checkmate libs.

Sadly, it can't run a lot of games at 1080p yet:

[img.gawkerassets.com image 640x415]

Because we all know in FPS games, the thing that matters is the texture and shadow detail right and not turning off every farking option that can give you a competitive advantage. Grass? Fark you! Shadows? OFF! Brightness? Turn that biatch up! Fog? Hah! You gotta do this to afford bumpin up that draw distance and maintain adequate frame rate without bogging down.


well if you're like me and have an unholy behemoth of a PC you can just max everything out and go party...

what bugs me about these new consoles is that they bump up stuff like resolution but framerate and other features like anisotropic filtering, SSAO, AA, AO, etc. take a step back... yeah, your god rays and particle effects are soooo cool, but everything is blurry 15 feet away
 
2013-12-06 01:30:45 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: joyride75: I am NOT reading a Cracked link.

No, seriously, it's blocked here at work. What's it say?

4.) People are buying and selling the Xbox Day-1 Boxes for up to $200 a piece.
3.) People are paying for a plastic slide that covers up the Kinect Camera for around $20.
2.) People are buying and selling White Xbox One's that were handed out to Microsoft employees, but have since started to float around on the interwebs for up to $2,000 each.
1.) People are selling their Day One Achievement Codes for around $50. This code is only for bragging rights. liars.


Fixed
 
2013-12-06 01:33:32 PM  

Mad_Radhu: I have actually had to turn the camera to the wall when watching TV because my One will just randomly pick up on me moving my hands around and activate the motion controls,


YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXAYAXBYAXBYAXYAXBYAXBYA
 
2013-12-06 01:35:11 PM  
Consoles will forever suck until TVs actually get way, way better. My 5 year old computer with a newer graphics card plays games at 2560x1600 in much, much crisper detail on a 30 inch monitor than any TV you can get.
 
2013-12-06 01:38:30 PM  

Thunderpipes: Consoles will forever suck until TVs actually get way, way better. My 5 year old computer with a newer graphics card plays games at 2560x1600 in much, much crisper detail on a 30 inch monitor than any TV you can get.


Unless you spend over $400 on your graphics card within the last 18 months there is no way your computer is running BF4 at 2560x1600 at 60 fps.

Plus, TVs are already hitting 4k (3840 x 2160) the problem at that point is you can't run games at the resolution with under $2000 of hardware unless you want slideshow mode.
 
2013-12-06 01:41:46 PM  

Carth: So, the following image is going around:

[i.imgur.com image 850x1100]

Don't try it. It doesn't give you backwards compatibility. It bricks your XBO.


This is akin to those thinking that a patch would make their iPhone waterproof. 

I can't comprehend just how stupid one would have to be to trust a random image like that off the internet.
 
2013-12-06 01:42:25 PM  

buckler: Mad_Radhu: Mad_Radhu: I have actually had to turn the camera to the wall when watching TV because my One will just randomly pick up on me moving my hands around and activate the motion controls, which is annoying.

Just realized that sounded REALLY bad.

So...why do you wave your hands around while watching TV?


I've had it activate while just sitting there eating popcorn and drinking a drink.
 
2013-12-06 01:46:16 PM  
I'm sorry.  I cant hear all your rage over the sound of how awesome my PC gaming rig is.

No really, tons of cooling fans and water cooler makes a bit of noise.

/you filthy peasants
 
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