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amytrisha May 21st, 2013 13:31 PM

Xbox One!
 
Eeeek! How amazing does the new Xbox actually look?!

Cannot wait for it to come out with COD Ghost! :cloud9:

bumpy_j May 22nd, 2013 07:49 AM

I think it's the ugliest thing ever! Hahaha. The features look cool though - I'm a bit gutted about how Kinect based it is as we keep our xbox in our bedroom so Kinect just isn't something we'd use. My boyfriend used to be an xbox games and hardware tester and said the Kinect voice recognition was absolutely dreadful so it has to have improved a hell of a lot for it to work like the demonstration showed it to. COD Ghost looks like a beautiful game though, and like that they've worked with the director of Syriana. The Halo TV series though? Pfffft. It's such a boring game as it is, totally overrated.

SO happy it's not always online though, but they're introducing a charge if you buy a second hand game (like the EA online pass) which I don't think will go down well at all.

Tiff May 23rd, 2013 10:13 AM

I was really looking forward to this. However they aren't even offering the TV aspect to Canada for Launch so kinda seems anti climatic.

I'm also not sure about all the permissions etc that they want you to use. I get wanting to make sure to have a fee for used games etc... but oftentimes we lend or borrow games to try them out before we actually buy them for ourselves. Eliminating the "try before you buy" doesn't really go down well, at least for us as personal users.

bornthiswayxo May 23rd, 2013 13:08 PM

I like the sound of the Xbox One, just hoping I can get money together to get one.

vhal_x May 24th, 2013 04:20 AM

I preordered one the second it was announced, as that was always my plan. Will wait for a while for the PS4, since my budget is already stretched to the limit as it is without adding the cost of the PS4 to the mix, too.

I've actually written a post about it on my blog (in my sig) regarding my thoughts on it xx

AtomicPink May 24th, 2013 04:29 AM

Well, I thought I'd be excited, but after using the first generation Kinect, it completely puts me off, I found it so time consuming just to select a bloomin option. I'd probably have to try it in action, but the idea of it being so Kinect based, nooooo! :nope:

After reading vhals blog, I agree with her wholeheartedly

bumpy_j May 24th, 2013 05:49 AM

Well we're 100% not getting it now. First off, the PS4 has way better specs - probably worth whatever extra it is in the longterm. Also it turns out the Kinect doesn't turn off with your Xbox. You have to unplug everything! And the Xbox wont work without Kinect. So that's a camera and a microphone on you all the time... susceptible to hacking and all sorts. Absolutely gives me the creeps. Also, you will have to 'check in' every 24hours to play your games online so if the servers go down (like PSN did for 3 weeks) or your own internet does, you have a useless console. To be honest, even if it was massively cheaper than the PS4, I don't think we can get it out of principle. It's like they're trying to play the market - look at what happened to SimCity, everyone HATED it because of the online requirements.

This article pretty much summed up what OH and I already thought about it:

http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/5...in-everything/

bumpy_j May 24th, 2013 06:00 AM

Totally agree with your blog Vhal regarding the 2nd hand game fee - however don't be fooled by the 500gb storage. This is not nearly enough considering the requirements. You need to install EVERY game you buy for it. Considering how many games we have, we've hardly installed any of them and have nearly used up our 250gb storage. And the storage wont be removable so if you exceed this limit, you are going to have to uninstall a game and install another. Considering how much better the graphics are going to be, games are also going to be larger than they have ever been before.

amytrisha May 24th, 2013 10:06 AM

I'm more of a play station kinda girl anyway but OH prefers xbox so thats what weve got but if everything is true about the second hand fees then I'm most probably gonna force oh into the ps4 (plus specs are always better, play station are always in front of Xbox)

Haa I thought it'd look very futuristic but it looks pretty similar to the one out now!!

COD Ghost though! :cloud9:

vhal_x May 24th, 2013 16:11 PM

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Originally Posted by bumpy_j (Post 27525973)
Totally agree with your blog Vhal regarding the 2nd hand game fee - however don't be fooled by the 500gb storage. This is not nearly enough considering the requirements. You need to install EVERY game you buy for it. Considering how many games we have, we've hardly installed any of them and have nearly used up our 250gb storage. And the storage wont be removable so if you exceed this limit, you are going to have to uninstall a game and install another. Considering how much better the graphics are going to be, games are also going to be larger than they have ever been before.

Oh no, I know about the mandatory installations. If it comes to it, we'll just have to uninstall games once we've completed them.

I'm actually "press" for certain games companies, so I'm hoping that I'll get to test out the Xbox One prior to launch, but I highly doubt it. If anything, I'll just get games earlier than release after the One launches xx


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