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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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 22nd May 2013 08:40 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I don't think this is a very good move by Microsoft.

The nice thing about Nintendo that you can always play games from the previous console or your new one. So buy a new generation console and still enjoy your old games.

You can't with the Xbox One. So you need to buy new games and it will be harder to resell them.

If I was a console gamer I'd check out the Nintendo and Sony offerings first or just go PC.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Morgan on Wed 22nd May 2013 09:22 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

The nice thing about Nintendo that you can always play games from the previous console or your new one. So buy a new generation console and still enjoy your old games.


That's why I've held on to my Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP and DS Lite for so long. The former still plays original Gameboy games, and the latter plays Advance games and works with peripherals like the Guitar Hero controller and homebrew adapters.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 22nd May 2013 09:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It's a great "idea" from Nintendo and it makes you wonder why others haven't adopted this. Not only is this good for the customers, but I think it makes them sell more consoles too. I'm sure most people have a few favorite games they'd surely miss if they buy a new console that can't play them.

You have pretty modern Game Boys. I have a Game Boy Color!

I also have a Game Boy Pocket, which I was playing Donkey Kong Land on almost causing us to miss the bus in Spain back to The Netherlands.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by evil on Wed 22nd May 2013 09:45 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
evil Member since:
2013-05-22

/me was trying to put NES cartridge into SNES w/o luck :/ Same goes for SNES to N64, and N64 to GameCube...

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 22nd May 2013 10:02 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Ah, I don't know about those.

I do know Game Boy, game Boy Pocket -> Game Boy Color -> Game Boy Advance -> DS, DS Lite -> DSi XL -> 3DS.

And GameCube -> Wii -> Wii U.

Atari also did it with the Atari 7800 which could play Atari 2600 games.

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