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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by redshift on Thu 23rd May 2013 13:40 UTC
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So... if other family members want to play the game on the same console under their username... will they have an activation fee too? Sounds greedy? Will they be dropping the price of games now that they have prevented all this "lost" revenue from missing their bank accounts. 360 games were exactly 2x as much as I wanted to spend, so I was pretty fussy about what games I bought new. At a lower price point they probably would have made up the money in volume. Forcing me to the higher price point makes me not want to bother with this console at all.

It has underwhelming hardware, invasive DRM, could not give a crap about its TV integration, It looks like it should play betamax tapes, and the damn thing watches you all day like Hal. I think I'll pass on this one.

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