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7041 clicks; posted to Geek » on 19 Jun 2013 at 6:59 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-06-19 07:50:30 PM  
7 votes:

Someothermonkey: But in the end, the damage is done. The backlash has been immense and almost universal. It hasn't even been a month since the console was revealed and they've completely backpedaled from their biggest feature. At least before, they were selling it as an always connected device, and could try to pretend there were benefits to consumers from that. Now, all they have left is a underpowered and more expensive machine, that's still tied to the kinect system and all the privacy concerns surrounding it.

I work at Microsoft and I can tell you that everything you have said here is false.  Number one, the Xbox is 300 to 500 times more powerful than the PlayStation 4, depending on how fast the clouds across the Oklahoma Plain are moving.  (During the Moore tornado, one of our playtesters was literally sucked into the game, never to be found again.)  Number two, the Kinect is not spying on you.  The person on the other end of the connection is the one spying on you.  And number three, the PlayStation 4 will not have Ryse.  In the past, video games sound and graphics with interactive components to create video games.  Ryse will remove the interactivity and usher in an incredible era of noninteractive interactive entertainment.  Wow.  I can't wait to watch Ryse.
2013-06-19 07:24:45 PM  
5 votes:
See, I told you Microsoft didn't mean it.  They were just tired and under stress, they can change.  They have changed.  They still love me.
2013-06-19 08:59:42 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-06-19 07:39:29 PM  
2 votes:
"Xbox One hardware is not compatible with Xbox 360 games. We designed Xbox One to play an entirely new generation of games-games that are architected to take full advantage of state-of-the-art processors and the infinite power of the cloud. "

That's some mighty fine bullshiat you got there.
2013-06-19 07:14:03 PM  
2 votes:

Voiceofreason01: RexTalionis:
Yes, because playing a game with your arms outstretched in front of you for extended periods of times doesn't lend itself to fatigue or anything.

the kinect would be sweet if someone could figure out what the hell it's good for but like the example you posted most of the uses for it are demonstrably worse than using a conventional controller.

Someone should build an XBox indie game where it's just a chess playing engine where you call out your chess moves by voice via the Kinect. Also, the chess game asks you about your day and stuff.

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Let's make this happen!
2013-06-19 07:11:59 PM  
2 votes:
Wow, they walked this one back so fast Usain Bolt lost is world record.
2013-06-19 05:19:09 PM  
2 votes:

FlashHarry: behold the power of social media.

the always-on camera is still spooky though.

Steve Balmer is watching you masturbate.
2013-06-19 05:14:13 PM  
2 votes:
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Now get rid of Kinect.
2013-06-20 01:46:39 PM  
1 vote:

ShamanGator: Little piece of electrical tape will solve a multitude of problems.

Every one use scotch tape, All those blurry pictures will have them freaking over a bunch of "bad cameras".

Easy set up for cheap entertainment.

Pfft, I will just smear some Vasoline on it...since I will already have it handy

/what?  I have dry skin!
2013-06-20 07:50:09 AM  
1 vote:
I'm just going to use my PC to game. Sure, I will miss out on some console exclusive 3rd person action/adventure games which are essentially just linear 12 hour movies with little re-playability and no challenge.
2013-06-20 06:41:28 AM  
1 vote:

King Keepo: What has changed? I'm seeing no 180 here at all. It was never "always on" and still requires the internet. The bit where it says you can still play if you lose your connection I assume means if you lose it for less than 24 hours as per before.

Kinnect is still the same. There is some clarification about what the cloud does. They release in some markets. Some TV guff is clarified. They just put everything in a bulleted list and everyone is happy again?

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The 24 hour phone home was a rather big deal because, in the end, Microsoft never justified why it was needed.
We've got successful devices that require internet connections but don't lock up when disconnected for extended periods.

Fun story:  When World of warcraft designers wanted to prevent players from burning through the content too quickly, they decided to come up with a rest system.  Play too long and they penalize your XP take.
Players hated it.
So the designers withdrew it but came up with a new system that, instead, gave you an XP bonus for the first few hours of play before tapering off.
Players loved it.

Moral of the story: Players are idiots that can be suckered by a good sales pitch.
Microsoft will probably rethink this, wheel it out as a "Premier customer service", and people will be stumbling over themselves for digital licenses.

/Release digital games a week early, have sales, free DLC, automatic downloads, demos on all titles, etc...  It wouldn't be hard.
/The ten bucks you get back from gamestop isn't as tempting as getting more game in your game machine.
2013-06-20 02:35:27 AM  
1 vote:
Keep your goddamn money away from these people. They're the corporate version of a nigerian prince.

I wish I was joking.
2013-06-20 12:16:03 AM  
1 vote:

Cytokine Storm: None of you understand this issue, this guy gets it.

More studios WILL close and you'll see more PC and mobile games.
I have seen the number of unique gamer tags vs actual sales numbers and it ain't pretty.
At the end of the day many hardcore dislike what was attempted. You can't do well in that space with many of your core unhappy... Especially when users have a choice. The nature of capitalism encourages competition and Sony played into that.
Brace yourselves. More tacked on multiplayer and DLC are coming.
You're also about to see available microtransactions skyrocket. HATS FOR EVERYONE.
I want *developers* who worked their asses off to see money on every copy of their game that is sold instead of Gamestop. fark me, right?
*Sony* forced Microsoft's hand, not the internet whining.
You're going to see digital versions of your favorite games with added "features" and content to lure you to digital over disc based.
I find it funny how people are saying that I "lost" when I don't have a job or an allegiance now.
What I do have is 20 years of experience making games and seeing how the sausage is made.

-Cliffy B.

Cliffy B is the Rob Liefeld of video games.
2013-06-19 11:42:28 PM  
1 vote:

Elegy: Sony bricks users consoles with upgraded HDDs, MS reverses on DRM.

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I need more popcorn.

Microssoft was kind enough to sell people consoles that bricked without an update, free of charge! *coughRRODcough*
2013-06-19 11:31:42 PM  
1 vote:
Dammit...preview is there for a reason...let's try that image again...

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2013-06-19 11:30:21 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-06-19 11:17:17 PM  
1 vote:
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Console game is toy for baby men.
2013-06-19 09:42:17 PM  
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2013-06-19 09:39:09 PM  
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2013-06-19 09:12:24 PM  
1 vote:

Someothermonkey: What exactly did Sony do that they took back, and can now might do again?

They took away the Linux option.  Those seven guys who turned their PS4 into a Linux computer are still really butthurt about it.  Of course, the new model doesn't have that option, but they can still take it away if you think about time in a non-linear fashion!
2013-06-19 08:29:27 PM  
1 vote:
I got the Xbox logo tattooed on my face and named my kids Chief, Halo, and Ballmer. So you can trust that I'm the biggest Microsoft fan who has ever Microsofted. But I'm so mad about something or the other that I'm buying a PS4.

2013-06-19 08:24:01 PM  
1 vote:

wuma: Why so mad? This might actually increase sales for a system people ran away from.

You know why Microsoft called it the Xbox One?  Because in five years, all the billions of Xbox Ones were going to merge to form the singularity.  The human era would have ended, and now it will not, because "the Xbox One is a terrible product".  Congratulations.
2013-06-19 08:16:03 PM  
1 vote:

RexTalionis: codergirl42: Yeah it's not like you ever had to outstretch your arms for extended periods of times in real life.

Typically, I don't. They usually just hang at my side. I am not a Chinese vampire.

You Sound Fat
2013-06-19 07:25:20 PM  
1 vote:

USA Prime Credit Peggy: Wait, where's all the shills who were saying how great and innovative being forced to be always online was? And how awesome and wonderful Microsoft was being by leading the way there?

Gone? You don't say?

they've gone to the cloud...
2013-06-19 07:16:27 PM  
1 vote:

shifty lookin bleeder: hardinparamedic: Adolf Oliver Nipples: The Kinect thing will not change because they built it into the machine itself and they will not be redesigning it to remove it.

Little piece of electrical tape will solve a multitude of problems.

Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?

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2013-06-19 07:10:19 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-06-19 07:03:57 PM  
1 vote:
Absolutely disgusting.  If I go into your house and break something, I would go to jail, if I was poor.  You walked into Microsoft's consumer market and broke their business model.  You imbeciles caused billions of dollars of damage to a corporation.  How is that not a criminal offense?
2013-06-19 06:44:57 PM  
1 vote:

WalkingCarpet: It's funny, I could live with all the DRM but the one thing that remains is the one thing I hate the most, mandatory Kinect.

Most popular gaming accessory of 2014:
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2013-06-19 06:29:03 PM  
1 vote:

hardinparamedic: Adolf Oliver Nipples: The Kinect thing will not change because they built it into the machine itself and they will not be redesigning it to remove it.

Little piece of electrical tape will solve a multitude of problems.

Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?
2013-06-19 06:07:05 PM  
1 vote:
Q: Will Xbox One allow players to trade in, purchase and play pre-owned games?
A:  We are designing Xbox One to enable customers to trade in and resell games. We'll have more details to share later.

Now that's how you low-ball a FAQ.

/Q: Is there a chance the track could bend?
//A: Not on your life my Hindu friend!
/// Monorail!
2013-06-19 05:23:55 PM  
1 vote:

hardinparamedic: eddievercetti: Still 100 bucks more expensive and still needs the Kinect to play. Fark off Don.

I'll stick with PS3 and Steam. PS4 soon.

Oh, don't tell him to fark off. Watching Don Mattick is like watching a bus wreck into a gas station and burn with those on board screaming, or a Tijuana Donkey Show. It's horrific, but you just can't help but stare in awe at it.

There's just something off about him. He reminds me of Kenneth on 30 Rock.

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2013-06-19 05:16:21 PM  
1 vote:
Quality headline.
2013-06-19 05:15:15 PM  
1 vote:
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Fire that douchebag Don Mattrick, make the Kinect non-mandatory, and maybe, MAYBE we'll talk XB1. But probably not.
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