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 ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Wed 22nd May 2013 17:30 UTC
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

Why is the default position when you have a lack of information, to engage in immediate pants shitting? 'Wait and see' is the only sensical action until the details on how used games will be handled and what the cost will be.

Also, what's with the comments that the focus on being a living room centerpiece is really just for Americans. Are we the only ones who watch tv? That's an odd notion considering how many more providers Europe has than the Americas.

Just settle down. Panic when there's actual reason to panic. I hope you guys aren't this premature in other aspects of life as well!

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by TM99 on Wed 22nd May 2013 17:52 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

There are numerous conflicting reports.

It is not panic to simply have learned not to trust companies like Microsoft. After all those of us who have been around longer than they have know the score.

Of course Microsoft would never block other DOS from working with Windows 3.1. Don't panic Dr. DOS. Of course Microsoft would never use their desktop OS position to monopolize the browser market. Don't panic Netscape. Of course Microsoft would never replace their office document format that had become a world wide defacto standard. Don't panic Office XP users just because your .docs open in Office 2007 but their .docx won't in your version is of little concern. Of course Microsoft would never say original Xbox games would be compatible with the Xbox 360. Don't panic if a list comes out on which ones and some you just need to rebuy for the 360. Of course Microsoft would never deny that the 360 had serious hardware issues with overheating GPU's. Don't panic all of your RROD users - just buy a new one.

The move forward is walled gardens, downloadable games and applications only, cloud interaction whether you want it or not, and the one media device to rule them all.

It is not panic. It is that sinking feeling that yet again Microsoft will screw over its customers who keep on believing that maybe they won't this time. ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Wed 22nd May 2013 18:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

There's a difference between having reservation but waiting until you have all the facts, and freaking out right from the start while lacking the facts to justify it. I'm not suggesting anyone be convinced everything will be fine, I'm simply saying don't be convinced of anything yet - let's wait and see when there's actual tangible proof one way or the other. Deciding, at this point, this will be a disaster is silly -- and equally so is deciding it will be the opposite.

BTW, I was one of the RROD victims. Microsoft neither denied any issues, nor recommended I buy a new unit. The truth is they were extremely accommodating. I had a replacement 2 days later at no expense to myself. That was one of the quickest & easiest resolutions I've ever had.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by tylerdurden on Wed 22nd May 2013 19:52 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Wait, aren't you technically prematurely panicking about other people's supposed premature panic as well?

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Wed 22nd May 2013 21:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Wait, aren't you technically prematurely panicking about other people's supposed premature panic as well?

Of course not because, 1) they've already done it so my response can't be premature, and 2) unlike them, I'm not panicking about anything.

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