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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Kinda looking at Sony
by st1ckfigure on Sat 25th May 2013 12:47 UTC
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I'm kind of wondering what Sony will do with this:

Right now, MS is taking a lot of flak for this, and Sony might be wise to avoid the debate altogether and do nothing to limit the used games market(and, supposedly, piracy).

But they could just as easily see that since MS is taking most of the heat for this, they could just introduce a similar function, get less of a stink raised over it, and not run the risk of people flocking over to MS because of improved functionality.

I personally have long since been moving to a computer-based gaming library(mostly backwards compatible and more customizable hardware), so maybe this is the time to simply lift myself out of the console market altogether. Other than a few indie games, The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, and The Last Guardian(which I've all but left for dead at this point), there really isn't anything on the upcoming console market that is exclusive that I want(unless Wii U really does make that Eternal Darkness sequel).

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