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Re: All Things Xbox...
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2013, 09:30:40 am »
Xbox Live Event (May 21, 2013)

I'm currently watching the pre-show before the Event. Can't wait to see what the new Xbox is gonna be. Event happens in less than 30 minutes from now (10am for those of you that can't count on your fingers).
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2013, 10:01:11 am »
Starting now.....
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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2013, 10:08:56 am »
Xbox One
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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2013, 10:20:42 am »
I like how instant the voice commands are. It's fluid. Still waiting on the price point....
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2013, 11:08:11 am »
No price point was announced. But they premiered Call Of Duty Ghost, which will be a launch title. OMG. Wow! The Character models look sick. I was originally intending to wait for the price drop before getting the new Xbox One console. After seeing that this is capable of and really waiting Call Of Duty Ghost, I'm 99% certain I will get the console on Release Day.
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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2013, 06:06:01 pm »
One thing I forgot to mention about Xbox One and my reaction to the design. It's ugly. I mean really ugly. What was great about the 360 were the lines and contours. The shape. It felt special and unique. Xbox One seems to have gone retro. All the way back to the first gens of VCR's when they first came out. Big. Bulky. Ugly. I'm curious if you can stand One on its side like you can with the 360. From the looks of it, the answer would be an emphatic no. Now, more than ever, my interest will turn back to see what Sony puts out. I'm sure they will unveil and sleek design with the PS4. Just have to wait until E3.
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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2013, 02:57:04 pm »
I've been watching E3 all day today as well as yesterday. I was a PS2 playa before moving over to Xbox 360. So, I really don't have a firm allegiance to one console over the other like a lot of other players tend to be. I was somewhat disappointed with Microsoft's conference yesterday. Clearly, the big winner of the day was Sony. So much so that I'm kinda leaning toward getting PS4 before I would even think to get Xbox One. I think they have grossly over priced it at $500. I said all along that I would buy it if they went over $400. So, I will just wait for the price drop on that.

Eventually, I see myself owning both. Just a question of what the plugs in the back do so. If it's possible, I would just run one console into the other and then into the TV. If not, then I'm gonna get really tired of unplugging one console for the other as my mood shifts.
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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2013, 03:05:55 pm »
Another thing, I talked to an Xbox rep today to find out a bit more regarding some of the things that were left unclear at their press conference yesterday. It was mentioned that anyone that joins Xbox Gold on 360, starting in July will get 2 free games for that month. What was unclear is if it's month to month or if you have to get a year subscription. The rep said it was month to month and was confident in saying it was official, but I'm still under the impression that it's a year long subscription.

It may in fact be month to month, because in the conference, they said the deal was only good up to the release of Xbox One, and that drops in November. Clearly not a year from now. Also, none of the games we get on 360 will transfer over to Xbox One, including any and all Arcade Games you currently have sitting on your 360. So, if there are a few games that you love and want to continue playing, you have two options, re-pay for them on Xbox One and / or just keep your 360 plugged in somewhere in the house.
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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2013, 09:52:48 pm »
interesting.

Was talking with the guys at the UPS store today and my guess for the new xbox price point was it would be $560.  Now that is not the MSRP.  I knew walking out the door with the next console people would be dropping around $560...whether that's with a 1 or 2 year warranty, an extra controller.

the price was SO predictable in fact I think I nailed exactly what people will be spending if not about $20 more taking it to $580 out the door/...why are they charging that price?...because it's exactly price people would go up to...doesn't matter what the thing costs to make.

I knew that would be what they thought an average person would or could spend.

NO ONE would go over $600 so they took it as damn close as possible with the extras...and trust me, it's IMPOSSIBLE to not walk out with one thing more...a chord you are going to need, the gold card upgrade.

F%%% these companies.

trust me I am not saying Playstation won't do the same damn thing.


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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2013, 10:01:59 pm »
Well, I was always of the mindset that I would be waiting out the initial impulse to rush out and buy on day one. I knew that it would be pricey, but what Xbox is charging is ridiculous. What makes it worst is that the parts and components of this next gen console isn't nearly as robust as the PS4, and yet they are charging $100 less. So, it has absolutely nothing to do with parts, but more about how much Microsoft can "get away" with bilking their customers.

At the end of the day, I actually see myself owning both consoles which isn't something I've ever considered doing with the previous consoles. Each new console offers me something that I want, but not enough at the price that they are charging. I can probably swing a deal for the PS4, but given the fact that I see myself owning both, I will definitely have to sit out Xbox One for a major price drop.....or find one dropping off the back of a truck to take possession of it.

One last thing, I think that Xbox showed off more games that I want compared to what Sony rolled out this past E3, which is going to make waiting out the price drop on the Xbox even more excruciating for me. Where do you see yourself with the consoles?
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« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2013, 10:08:11 pm »
I honestly think these game console in some ways are becoming almost obsolete and this is a last gasp effort for both companies with this type of set up.

a very smart business person could merge PC gaming and these consoles and basically be the next must have item.

this is like putting a new veneer on basically a computer...but not as good of a computer as you can buy for $600...too many people are scared to switch over...but lets face facts.

one that does both perfectly...but appeals more to gamers...will win.  I'd have mine come out with both keypad and mouse and 2 traditional game controllers...charge $650 and have it be a 2 terabyte hard drvie with 6-8 gigs of RAM.

nuff said true believer.

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« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2013, 10:11:09 pm »
it would come in black and a limited edition silver version.

because collectors eat that **** up.

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« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2013, 10:11:44 pm »
That's why Microsoft is trying so hard to merge the console into an all-in-one entertainment center. Someone, if not the Big 3, could definitely swoop in and do the PC thing. It's just a question of who's got the balls to go up against the big boys and getting publishers to make games for them.
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« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2013, 10:14:35 pm »
There was actually another upstart company that E3 tried to get shut down because they had set up shop across the street and they felt that they were in direct conflict with the Bigger companies. They even went as far as calling the cops on them. It's all on video. I'll dig it up. They seemed to have something interesting going on. Hell, they were at least smart enough to give out free beer all day long to generate foot traffic to their booth. I'd like to see them succeed.
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« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2013, 10:17:54 pm »
yeah I mean....I'd almost have the tower more like the Xbox 360 I just got...that sexy black 320 gig hardrive one...or whatever it holds.

RAM is cheap as **** now...so pack the ****ing thing to the gills....I am serious man...take it to at least 6-8 gigs...if not 10-12...sounds crazy but I am telling you it's not...and a 2 terabyte hard drive would be a good start I think...I'd like for them to opt to taking it to 3...but I would NEVER store more than 4 TB on any one thing...way too much **** to risk losing.

then you have a remote keypad and mouse so you can do all your gaming and computer  stuff with that and for pure gamers who  ONLY use it for gaming have it come with 2 traditional controllers....not everyone needs them...but I mean....charge a SOLID price for this thing...I think around $650 is perfect...it's a LOT of money...but hey you are getting all this amazing stuff that has NEVER been offered for a gamer in one killer package.
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