Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st May 2013 21:38 UTC
Games At an event earlier today, Microsoft unveiled the next Xbox - the third model, but confusingly named Xbox One. The big focus was TV, integrated Kinect, and all the other stuff we all expected to be forced down our throats. I think it took them 25 minutes to actually come to what should be the core of the story: gaming. Nothing groundbreaking in the gaming department, except for how Microsoft intends to handle the used games market and borrowing games from friends: pay up, buddy!
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Failed reveal event in my book
by dvhh on Wed 22nd May 2013 03:25 UTC
dvhh
Member since:
2006-03-20

Because all that is apparently remembered from this event, is most of the negative points.

- Pay fee for playing with another account (I don't know how it would be on the same xbox as the "owner" account).
- Connectivity required.
- Pretty much US centric functionalities.

A gaming PC look more and more attractive to me, and for a cheaper alternative I will look at the Wii U.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18


- Pay fee for playing with another account (I don't know how it would be on the same xbox as the "owner" account).
- Connectivity required.
- Pretty much US centric functionalities.


* On a different machine, if you use the same xbox with another account you don't have to pay. If you bring you game to your mates house and sign into the account you don't have to pay either.
* Online only to activate the game.

How all of this is massively different to Steam I don't know.

Edited 2013-05-22 20:50 UTC

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dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

The game you buy on a PC are not always "Steam powered",
And I can still play Solitaire when offline

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