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[Xbox One] Come On, Jump in! Over One Million Served! Gamertag List in OP

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Xbox One
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Xbox One: The Facts
So the Xbox One reveal at E3 left a lot of people confused. they came out with a vision for how the next generation was going to play out, and the community at large made their voices heard with regards to not liking this vision. Since then, Microsoft has changed almost all of the policies in question, but there is still some confusion regarding how it all works. So if you are concerned about the ability to play used games or if the NSA is going to watch you eat Doritos in your underwear, check these points, straight from the horse's mouth.

Play Xbox One games online or offline. - Your Xbox One doesn’t need to be connected for you to enjoy offline features of games. In fact, you can take the Xbox One anywhere and play any disc-based Xbox One game on it. The only times you need an online connection are for initial set-up of Xbox One, and to get the latest system and title updates before you start playing some games.

Share, trade-in, resell, gift, & rent game discs to your heart’s content. - Use Xbox One’s disc-based games just like you do today – there are no limitations to using and sharing them: it works like it does today on Xbox 360. If you’d rather get your games digitally, you can purchase from Xbox Live and get instant access to playing.

You control your privacy. - You decide how personalized Xbox One is to you and your family, including privacy settings, manual or automatic sign-in, and how data is used. And when you play games or enjoy apps that use sensitive personal data, such as videos, photos, and facial expressions, no one except you can access it, without your express permission.

Easily turn Xbox One and Kinect on or off. - To turn off your Xbox One, just say “Xbox Off.” This puts Xbox One into standby mode where it’s only listening for the voice command, “Xbox On.” 6 You can also turn off your Kinect through the system settings, or you can simply unplug it. Xbox One does not require a Kinect to be plugged in for the system to function.

More here: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/get-the-facts?xr=shellnav



Launch Dates
NA: November 22nd, 2013
EU: November 22nd, 2013 (2014 for certain countries)
BR: November 22nd, 2013
JP: "2014"

Exclusive Launch Titles

Ryse

God of war-ish QTE filled beat-em-up title. Early previews are crazy mixed on this title on everything except the visuals, which are supposedly right up there with Killzone as the best of the new generation.


Dead Rising 3

Tons of Zombie, crazy weapons, bizarre costumes. It is every bit as ridiculous as any prior Dead Rising - don't let the e3 reveal fool you.


Forza Motorsport 5

I mean, what more is there to say? It's Forza. With cloud-powered generation of an AI "drivatar" that makes money for you and races for you while you aren't playing, and very pretty graphics.


Killer Instinct

The old Rare fighter resurrected. The people in charge seem to be very much in love with the original, and have been getting lots of feedback from the fighting community during development. It's a free to play title, with "seasons" of characters to buy individually or in packs, and a rotating free character, like League of Legends.


Crimson Dragon

Did you like Panzer Dragoon? Well, this is more Panzer Dragoon under a different name, made by the same guy who made the original titles. 20 bucks, digital-only title.


Lococycle

Twisted Pixel, maker of Splosion Man, the Maw and Comic Jumper, makes a zany digital-only title that looks like fast, mindless fun.


Zoo Tycoon

The PC series revived, now with kinectimals.


Powerstar Golf

This one might be a surprise launch hit. What appears to be a cute, Hot-Shots Golf knockoff actually has a deep RPG style system for character and caddy advancement, downloadable cloud saves so you can play against your friends' best, and a "loot system" that takes cues from Diablo and Borderlands to create custom clubs, balls and other items to give you special abilities in-game, like skimming lakes and causing your ball to split into 5, and taking the best landing spot.


Peggle 2

Timed Exclusive. Clearly the game that will win the console war, and worth the money hat.



Cross Platform Launch Titles
Assassin's Creed 4
Battlefield 4
Call of Duty: Ghost Doge
FIFA 14
Just Dance 2014
Madden 25
NBA2K14
NBA Live 14
Need for Speed: Rivals
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Zumba Fitness World Party



Xbox Live and "The Cloud"
Xbox live on the Xbox One is a much refined, much expanded descendant of the Live service on the 360. The friends list has grown from a restrictive 100 to a much less confined 1000, and the ability to "follow" people without making them a friend also exists, allowing you to keep an eye on high profile people who may not have room to fit all of their fans on their friends list.

Xbox Live also has deeply integrated sharing features, leveraging social media streaming site twitch.tv to allow people to watch you play and give commentary over the Kinect. You can also do asynchronous sharing as well by telling the xbox to record the awesome thing you just did, which will tap into the "always running" DVR feature of the console (it goes back five minutes), letting you go to the editor later, modify the clip to your liking, and upload it to be viewed by other friends on xbox ones, or people at their PC/Mac/Tablet/Phones.

Probably the biggest upgrade to xbox live this generation is their deeper use of Microsoft Azure; a cloud platform used for "big data" operations by business entities. Xbox live has been running in Azure for some time now, but developers are now able to create profiles for their games that can spawn dedicated servers inside Azure, as needed, for their titles. What this means is that As long as the developer writes for Microsoft Azure, Peer to Peer gaming, Host Advantage and NAT/UPNP issues are a thing of the past. All games gain the benefit of having a dedicated server for online multiplayer; an even playing field for everyone connected and increased performance.

These dedicated servers are not only limited to online multiplayer, however. A dedicated server could be spawned simply to offload processor-intensive calculations, such as calculating AI algorithms or massive dynamic physics responses, and send the data back to the console to run with it, allowing the processor on the console to focus on the game you are playing and not the stuff you will be running into eventually. Clever use of this could reduce or eliminate load times for many games, or provide far more compelling enemies to square off against, who learn from your actions and respond accordingly.





Xbox Fitness
No seriously, watch this video.

This is completely free for all of 2014, has thousands of dollars of workout videos and programs in it, and uses the new Kinect to inform your posture and speed so that you get the most out of your workout. It also will let you compete against friends who are also using it. This may very well be a "killer app" for a segment of the household who are not console gamers, but want a way to exercise at home.

It also does a good job showcasing how much more powerful the new Kinect is from the prior generation. Speaking of which...



Kinect 2 and the UI


So the first Kinect was a bit of a mixed bag. It had a lot of promise, and as a hacker/homebrew tool it did some amazing things... but it never really meshed with the whole xbox experience. There were a small pool of games that were good, and otherwise it was a bit of a fad that burned out well over a year ago. The voice commands were spotty, the sign-on capabilities were limited, and it never realized its potential.

This new Kinect is a correction of almost all of the flaws of the original. It is fast and responsive, the microphone array can place where the voice command is coming from to within five inches (basically, your face), and the voice commands are much more comprehensive.
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The Kinect also allows for quick and easy entry of promotional codes.


Beyond just the Kinect and the easy voice commands, the user interface allows you to run multiple tasks at once. Popular examples include having a walkthrough open on the side of the screen while you are playing the game, or putting a football game you are watching off to the side while you are playing a game with friends. And how do you have that football game in the window? glad you asked...


HDMI In
The Xbox One is designed with an HDMI passthrough port. With a simple voice command of "xbox watch TV" it will switch to that port, and allow you to use whatever is happening there as an "app" on the xbox. Furthermore, if you live in a region they are supporting (Only US/Canada at launch, with additional countries forthcoming) you can control the entire TV experience with voice, using a slick guide overlay that knows what shows are airing and where. Saying "xbox watch archer" will show you not only the netflix option, but also what channel it is airing on and when, and the ability to tune in right from that screen. And when your friend invites you to play a Titanfall match, you will see the notification overlayed over your live TV, making switching back to gaming as simple as telling your xbox to "play Titanfall".


SmartGlass
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Xbox SmartGlass turns your smartphone, tablet or laptop into the perfect companion to your Xbox for unique second screen experiences. Unlike on the 360, where the SmartGlass application had to connect to Microsoft's servers and then communicate with your xbox through them, you can directly connect up to 16(!) SmartGlass devices to one Xbox One over your local wifi or wired network.

The SmartGlass interface mimics that of the Xbox One Dashboard, and allows you to control many of the console's capabilities directly through the app. It also provides a great deal of interesting "second screen" functionality in games, including but not limited to:
  • There will be a "Help" button available in many games that will open up a combo manual/strategy guide, that can be contextual, based on where you are in the game and what you are doing.
  • You can be in a matchmaking lobby on the Smartglass while continuing to play the single player game on the TV.
  • Developers can build custom game functionality and control into the device, which is extremely responsive and low latency due to the direct wifi connection. An example at launch includes Dead Rising 3, where your Smartglass device becomes the characters smartphone from which you can call NPCs, get text messages from people in the world, use "apps" and get world info on it directly related to the game.
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SmartGlass can also browse through the media services and Live TV guide, allowing you to see if there is anything good to watch without leaving your game.

Without a doubt, the most impressive demo of what SmartGlass is capable of is Project Spark.


Project Spark

Project Spark is Little Big Planet on Steroids, with massive social engagement and using every tool in the xbox one's bucket. Record voiceovers and motion capture animations using the kinect, design landscapes and terrains using smartglass, develop complex puzzles that rely on touch or controller input... the sky seems to be the limit. Below is from an interview where they discuss how Project Spark makes use of SmartGlass.
What we have created is not really a “companion” app as much as a mirror of the Xbox One experience, and more. It delivers the full power and visual fidelity of Xbox One with the additional benefit of the Windows 8 touch interface and a virtual keyboard on the device connected via SmartGlass. This means that you can play, create, and share on SmartGlass devices.

Anything you can do on your Xbox One in “Project Spark,” you can do with “Project Spark” on SmartGlass. This even includes playing games built with, and designed for, touch input.
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SmartGlass infinitely expands the possibilities of “Project Spark” user-created games on Xbox One. For example, someone could create a touch-only based game and, using SmartGlass, Xbox One players can play, remix, and share that game without platform limitations. Creators could even create games where there is a mix between the two – a shooter or action game where controller works best, and then puzzles that require touch input to solve.

Our goal is to open players’ imaginations and give them the tools they need to create anything they can dream up. Combining SmartGlass with Xbox One lets us deliver on that promise. Team Dakota is extremely excited to see what you can create with these powerful tools.

Project Spark will be entering into beta mode in January on Xbox One - click the below link to sign up and get in early.
https://joinprojectspark.com


Upcoming Games
Titles with a * are Next Gen Console exclusives.

Titanfall*

This is the title most likely to move Xbox Ones in 2014.


Watch_Dogs

Ubisoft's modern free-roaming "hack the system" game. tons of hype which may or may not be justified.


Quantum Break*

Do you like Remedy, makers of Max Payne and Alan Wake? This is their Next Gen Offering, and it looks amazeballs.


Destiny

Bungie, who traded corporate master Microsoft for corporate master Activision, is making their next big thing as a multiplatform affair, and it looks awesome.


The Elder Scrolls Online

Bethesda's first shot at building an MMO from their wildly popular Single Player Sandbox RPG series. Who knows, maybe its gonna be good? Console MMOs are still a bit of a novelty.


Final Fantasy XV

The next chapter in the series that will never end. Very pretty battle sequences, and worth keeping an eye on if you like chocobos, moogles, unwieldy weapons and too many belts.


Metal Gear Solid 5

Hideo Kojima's epic, insane series continues on the next generation. He apparently wants to use the Kinect with this game; he might just be batshit crazy enough to come up with something compelling for it.


Tom Clancy's The Division

If the game is half as great as this gameplay reveal, this will be game of the year for the year before, during and after its eventual release. Ubisoft, so grain of salt with bullshots and all apply.


Fable Legends*

Fable Legends unites the classic gameplay that players have come to love from the series with all of the next-generation capabilities of Xbox One. For the first time, grab your friends and go on adventures - up to four Heroes can cooperatively discover the quests and stories of Albion. Or, play the villain where you can mastermind the game in real time.


Sunset Overdrive*

An Open World Shooter from Insomniac Games with a brilliant, colorful art style.


Halo 5*

Face it; most of us will own this one.


And many more. The next gen is upon us, let us rejoice and buy much merch!


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The Rules Which You Better Read
  • This is not a thread to defend your favorite hardware maker, nor is it one to shit over other hardware makers. This forum tends to be better about fan-silliness, but a lot of you tend to get all hot and bothered if anyone besmirches the House of Plumber. Appropriate and sincere comparisons are fine, but we don't need any dramatics. This includes tired memes like "lolsony" and the dreaded "M$".
  • We're not going to tolerate people being shit with one another. Expect to be jailed if you go flying off the handle over DRM or something.
  • Yes, DRM talk is allowed.
  • As an addendum to the above, there is no guaranteed lifespan to this thread, and how long it lasts is inversely influenced by how bad behavior gets. We will not hesitate to take this thread away if people cannot act like adults.
  • Please cut down on the "witty" image macros. Chances are someone else has posted it (probably multiple people) and it doesn't add much to the discussion.
  • Report bad behavior. I am stunned at how giant spats can break out and not one of you goobers think to report it. Do not try to handle bad behavior on your own: let the mod team handle it.
  • Don't use general insults against groups to describe those who disagree with you as a method to get around the edict. People who like the One are not shills or idiots, and critic of the One are not virginal neckbeards. And general use of these terms will be treated as an edict infraction.
  • These rules are to be posted in every subsequent thread.
  • This thread is not permanent. You will definitely lose at some point after January 1st, 2014. While exceptions have been made for hardware that's been struggling and cannot maintain a lot of active threads on specific games. The XBox One is likely not going to have that problem, and you have proven that a long-term thread would be a nightmare anyways. So, don't get too comfortable.

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  • Wraith260Wraith260 Happiest Goomba! Registered User regular
    so Respawn released a video showing off the Titan model that comes with the Collector's Edition of Titanfall and I have to say the thing looks immense*.



    *if you're into that sort of thing.

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  • FuriousJodoFuriousJodo Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Really I just want fully poseable Titan Fall action figures that I can fight with my Cleatus one.

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  • Wraith260Wraith260 Happiest Goomba! Registered User regular
    since this is a new thread, here's a collection of some of the Xbox One ads we've seen so far.

    Invitation


    Revealed


    Retirement Home


    His & Hers

  • nicopernicusnicopernicus Registered User regular
    I love the most recent two. My friends died laughing when I showed them the Ray Lewis one.

    keep it wavy
  • Wraith260Wraith260 Happiest Goomba! Registered User regular
    i've gotta admit that being British and having absolutely no interest if what you guys call football, i'm am in complete ignorance as to who Ray Lewis is. so to me its just an amusing ad about an ageing sportsman.

  • Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    I saw that Ray Lewis commercial during MNF. Pretty good stuff.

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  • FuriousJodoFuriousJodo Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Wraith260 wrote: »
    i've gotta admit that being British and having absolutely no interest if what you guys call football, i'm am in complete ignorance as to who Ray Lewis is. so to me its just an amusing ad about an ageing sportsman.

    They are both NFL players who retired after last year. The aging sportsman aspect is basically the whole premise so I think you got it.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    Yeah, I laughed at "boyfriend, go to the store"

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  • TPSouTPSou Registered User regular
    When you said Ryse is right up there with Resistance in the OP, what's Resistance?

  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    TPSou wrote: »
    When you said Ryse is right up there with Resistance in the OP, what's Resistance?
    I mixed up my Sony exclusive properties.

    :oops:

    Fixed it, thanks!

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    Huzzah a proper op!

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  • EclecticGrooveEclecticGroove Registered User regular
    There is actually more in the launch line up that I am interested in that I realized.... not enough to make me get one yet, but still more than I thought.

    If they had BC that would be different... but can't justify making more room for another system right now.

  • Wraith260Wraith260 Happiest Goomba! Registered User regular
    speaking of Ryse* the Machinima web series Ryse: Son of Rome - The Fall** if already up on Youtube. i was quite surprised to find it and to find out that it isn't one of MS's TV efforts as i had expected it to be. so, here you are.

    Ryse: Son of Rome - The Fall

    Episode 1 - Funeral



    Episode 2 - Spirit of Vengenge


    Episode 3 - For The Love of Death


    Episode 4 - Palatine Hill




    *how was that for an awesome segue
    **that is a mouthfull

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  • GyralGyral Registered User regular
    So, I've got this one preordered online for pickup at the nearby Best Buy. I'm trying to decide whether to pick it up at the midnight launch or just get up early next Friday and pick it up at opening. Probably will depend on the weather.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    awesome OP syndalis!

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    Kotaku says dead rising and crimson dragon reviews as early as Monday. "System" review Tuesday at midnight. Ryse review Thursday.

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  • Wraith260Wraith260 Happiest Goomba! Registered User regular
    awesome OP syndalis!

    i agree. in fact you could say its quite X-ceptionale. :P

  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Wraith260 wrote: »
    awesome OP syndalis!

    i agree. in fact you could say its quite X-ceptionale. :P

    It is the one OP.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    Zephos wrote: »
    Kotaku says dead rising and crimson dragon reviews as early as Monday. "System" review Tuesday at midnight. Ryse review Thursday.

    Were system reviews a thing in the past? I don't remember 360 or PS3 reviews way back when(that felt weird to type...)

    Reviewing the console itself seems stupid to me.

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  • Wraith260Wraith260 Happiest Goomba! Registered User regular
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Zephos wrote: »
    Kotaku says dead rising and crimson dragon reviews as early as Monday. "System" review Tuesday at midnight. Ryse review Thursday.

    Were system reviews a thing in the past? I don't remember 360 or PS3 reviews way back when(that felt weird to type...)

    Reviewing the console itself seems stupid to me.

    with all the extra bells and whistles that consoles come with these days its worthwhile i have a run down of what the machine can do and how well it does it. updating it as it grows and more features are added.

    putting a numeric score on all that is dumb though. even more so than review scores in general.

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Zephos wrote: »
    Kotaku says dead rising and crimson dragon reviews as early as Monday. "System" review Tuesday at midnight. Ryse review Thursday.

    Were system reviews a thing in the past? I don't remember 360 or PS3 reviews way back when(that felt weird to type...)

    Reviewing the console itself seems stupid to me.

    Because it is. Clickbait of the highest order. The PS4 review was stupid, and the Xbox review will also be stupid.

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  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Zephos wrote: »
    Kotaku says dead rising and crimson dragon reviews as early as Monday. "System" review Tuesday at midnight. Ryse review Thursday.

    Were system reviews a thing in the past? I don't remember 360 or PS3 reviews way back when(that felt weird to type...)

    Reviewing the console itself seems stupid to me.

    In a world where everyone must tell their opinion and be told what to think, console reviews are a necessity. But one hero will Ryse above the the nonsense, knowing that even Titans fall independent of his actions. It's that Killer Instinct, his consumer savvy, that protects him like a Watch Dog from being blinded by the hype. Yes, he is like a Crimson Dragon soaring above the Division of console warfare, knowing that his Quantum will never break. This rising... his Dead Rising, is the only thing keeping him from going Loco on a cycle. Wearing this Halo of sanity and ever wary of the Elder Scrolls he may read Online, he. Will. Seize. His Destiny.



    Forza Motorsports Five.

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  • Wraith260Wraith260 Happiest Goomba! Registered User regular
    something else we all have to look forward to, Fable Legends.



    game description shameless borrowed from IGN:
    Fable Legends unites the classic gameplay that players have come to love from the series with all of the next-generation capabilities of Xbox One. For the first time, grab your friends and go on adventures - up to four Heroes can cooperatively discover the quests and stories of Albion. Or, play the villain where you can mastermind the game in real time.

  • GyralGyral Registered User regular
    New Fable? I'm down with that.

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  • TPSouTPSou Registered User regular
    Just sold my xbox 360 and ps3 for £300 on Ebay, sold a bunch of games for £180 so whereas before I'd just be scraping by this month to get the Xbox One, now it looks like I'll be able to afford a few games rather than just one. Got my eyes on Ryse, Zoo Tycoon and Lococyle - hopefully there'll be reviews before launch.

    Might even skip the PS4 now, the pre-orders are selling for a bunch on Ebay and I haven't heard anything really exciting from the people who got them last night - could put that money towards Need for Speed on One I guess!

  • Wraith260Wraith260 Happiest Goomba! Registered User regular
    a new Fable that is basically digital D&D. one player uses a tablet/smartphone app to create a dungeon or scenario and a team of heroes fight their way to the end. a bit different from the main series but it sounds interesting and could turn it to be amazing if it all works as intended.

    the initial release is also being billed as Season 1 with the promise of DLC to follow, so hopefully we'll have lots and lots of Fable to look forward to.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    TPSou wrote: »
    Just sold my xbox 360 and ps3 for £300 on Ebay, sold a bunch of games for £180 so whereas before I'd just be scraping by this month to get the Xbox One, now it looks like I'll be able to afford a few games rather than just one. Got my eyes on Ryse, Zoo Tycoon and Lococyle - hopefully there'll be reviews before launch.

    Might even skip the PS4 now, the pre-orders are selling for a bunch on Ebay and I haven't heard anything really exciting from the people who got them last night - could put that money towards Need for Speed on One I guess!

    That's some pretty good scratch for last gen systems...

    What is this I don't even.
  • FuriousJodoFuriousJodo Registered User regular
    Yeah Fable: Legends seems pretty interesting, I hope it turns out well.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    Added Fable Legends to the OP.

    Due to the "Amazing Power of the Cloud" we can provide immediate updates to the OP, leveraging our synergy to produce 10x more powerful threads.

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  • EclecticGrooveEclecticGroove Registered User regular
    Individuals used to do general console reviews fairly often. But officially, I think it's kind of a new thing.

    But I agree with Wraith... the new systems are not just "put the games in and go" with a couple of tacked on extras (cd/dvd/br playback). They do a hell of a lot more now. Even the 360 was, at launch, nowhere near the machine we have now... but the ps4/xb1 come standard with a whole slew of extra stuff you can do without even touching a game... not to mention a bunch of things tied in with the games themselves (capture, sharing, etc).

    So I think a review is actually fairly well deserved on them.

  • FuriousJodoFuriousJodo Registered User regular
    I agree, a game console doesn't just play games anymore, so you can't just say "SHINY NEW GRAPHICS" and move on, these systems do so much more now that you kind of need to go in to more detail. You also have two console launching so close to each other that people are going to want to rate/compare them to each other no matter what.

    I do think putting a number on the console is silly though.

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  • TPSouTPSou Registered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    TPSou wrote: »
    Just sold my xbox 360 and ps3 for £300 on Ebay, sold a bunch of games for £180 so whereas before I'd just be scraping by this month to get the Xbox One, now it looks like I'll be able to afford a few games rather than just one. Got my eyes on Ryse, Zoo Tycoon and Lococyle - hopefully there'll be reviews before launch.

    Might even skip the PS4 now, the pre-orders are selling for a bunch on Ebay and I haven't heard anything really exciting from the people who got them last night - could put that money towards Need for Speed on One I guess!

    That's some pretty good scratch for last gen systems...

    Yeah, I was just going to trade them in at Game, but my partner convinced me to Ebay them, would have got £110 altogether at Game, so getting nearly three times that is a win!

    Wraith260
  • EclecticGrooveEclecticGroove Registered User regular
    I do think putting a number on the console is silly though.

    That much I agree with overall.

    Although I suppose you can assign numbers in certain areas. IE: If the console is unreasonably loud, or obvious crap build quality, etc. Things like that can be rated. But a console's "worth" is defined by the games on it... so you can't really "score" a brand new console that just launched.

  • Wraith260Wraith260 Happiest Goomba! Registered User regular
    IGN have also given their Xbox One review schedule
    IGN wrote:
    Monday, November 18 at 6am PT/9am ET

    Dead Rising 3
    Killer Instinct
    LocoCycle
    Crimson Dragon
    Powerstar Golf
    Zoo Tycoon

    Tuesday, November 19 at 9pm PT/11:59pm ET

    Xbox One hardware/platform

    Wednesday, November 20 at 6am PT/9am ET

    Forza Motorsport 5

    Thursday, November 21 at 3am PT/6am ET

    Ryse: Son of Rome

    http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/11/15/where-are-igns-xbox-one-reviews

  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    I'm just going to trade my 360 into gamestop, my console is super ancient and the disk tray doesn't always work the best, and it takes FOREVER to read a disk. So whatever, I'll get 20 bucks or something for it I'm sure.

    Xbox One/360: Penguin McCool
  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    Ryse review on Thursday further reinforces my gut feeling that it is not going to be a very good game.

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    Let's play Mario Kart or something...
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  • GyralGyral Registered User regular
    syndalis wrote: »
    Ryse review on Thursday further reinforces my gut feeling that it is not going to be a very good game.

    Yeah, I was on the fence about getting it. I may just wait for a price cut after launch.

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    DR3 and Crismson Dragon as early as Monday though sounds pretty good. There was no mention of Forza but well see.

    Xbox One/360: Penguin McCool
  • EclecticGrooveEclecticGroove Registered User regular
    Zephos wrote: »
    I'm just going to trade my 360 into gamestop, my console is super ancient and the disk tray doesn't always work the best, and it takes FOREVER to read a disk. So whatever, I'll get 20 bucks or something for it I'm sure.
    I have too many 360 games I enjoy, I couldn't trade it in unless all of them worked on the XB1.. which is a bummer, because I'd love if I could just consolidate it down like that.

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  • Wraith260Wraith260 Happiest Goomba! Registered User regular
    Zephos wrote: »
    DR3 and Crismson Dragon as early as Monday though sounds pretty good. There was no mention of Forza but well see.

    IGN's Forza review is slated for Wednesday, so i'd expect the same from other outlets.

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