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Posted by Gildermershina

Of course!

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Edited by Steadying

Oh, wow.

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Posted by tp0p

WOW!

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Posted by Video_Game_King

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Posted by fleabeard

Wowowow

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Posted by ZeekDaGeek

REALLY?!

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Posted by jkz

Holy shit

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Posted by dogbox

Didn't think they'd do this! At least this soon. Good on them, bet it'll move some more units.

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Posted by plague102

As expected, they aren't selling as well as the PS4 so in order to stay competitive they dropped the Kinect to make the price just that competitive.

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Edited by Skithus

I think they're trying to back-peddle so fast that they travel back in time to last generation when they were the market leader.

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Posted by BrianP

They must be getting crushed in the sales figures. Wasn't Jeff sure this would never happen in the last bombcast?

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Posted by Ganthet2814

Happened a little sooner then I thought. Maybe they finally figured out that Kinect was junk and needed to be dropped. Still waiting on next gen until more games hit.

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Posted by EnemaEms

@Patrick

The $399 version isn't until June 9th.

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Posted by NTM
@enemaems said:

@Patrick

The $399 version isn't until June 9th.

... Yes.

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Posted by MisoRonery

In less than a year?!? Boy I bet this will make many early adopters angry, but that inevitably happens.

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Edited by Extintor

Wry smiles. I made my choice between PS4 and Xbone and purchased an Xbone last week... Grr, I could have got it without the weirdy kinect-box that I didn't really want, and for less... If only I'd waited a few more days!

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Posted by Nhoj_Sllew

dayum what will they do for E3?!??!

I really thought they wouldn't do this

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Posted by Chtasm

lol

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Posted by Excast

So here is the deal. Ok, now the price is the same without the Kinect. But hasn't Microsoft repeatedly tried to drive home the point that the Kinect is what makes them special? I mean, XB1 is still clearly a weaker system than the PS4 and that just isn't going to change.

They probably needed to make the change at some point, but this also alienates developers that bought in to the message Microsoft has been trying to push with Kinect. You have to feel for Harmonix.

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Posted by patrickklepek

My bad! You can buy it right now.

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Posted by chilibean_3

Hey that thing everybody predicted was going to happen happened.

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Posted by PresidentOfJellybeans

Finally.

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Edited by conmulligan

It's kind of disappointing that Microsoft utterly failed to make a case for the Kinect right out the gate because on paper I'm a big fan. That said, it's probably the right decision.

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Edited by Spiritof

"Xbox! Coca-Cola Classic!"

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Edited by jonano

Ok now I'm going to get Xbox 1.

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Posted by Greeny83

Xbox 180 indeed.

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Posted by BoZZ0

Wow im really suprised they did this ! but this is gonna make this E3 and this Gen war even more interesting.

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Posted by ch3burashka

Listen to dat spin...

I didn't think they'd ever do this. Odds on Kinect surviving this generation? After this move, zero.

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Posted by whizzedoutwoz

Game over man GAME OVER!!!

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Posted by df

Hope this news is in time for this week's podcast then!

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Posted by PhilipDuck

And there it is...

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Edited by Excast

And really, how can anyone have faith in buying a system that has seen such radical changes from it's initial design to what we see now like 9 months later? What's next, a stronger XB1 that completely alienates first adopters?

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Posted by drew327

I love PR videos so much

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Posted by Kung_Fu_Cheesus

"You can get the Xbox you always wanted without the horrible Kinect but seriously you guys the Kinect is waaaay better now, just trust us, we know."- Microsoft

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Posted by Sergotron

Wow! Oh shit this is crazy.

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Posted by Chris2KLee

Well then, I guess the Sony lead was really sweating them.

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Posted by PhilESkyline

Wry smiles. I made my choice between PS4 and Xbone and purchased an Xbone last week... Grr, I could have got it without the weirdy kinect-box that I didn't really want, and for less... If only I'd waited a few more days!

Can't you return it to the store?

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Posted by dudeglove

@enemaems said:

@Patrick

The $399 version isn't until June 9th.

@patrickklepek your video blurb is misleading. The video clearly states this purchase option comes into effect on June 9, 2014, not from today.

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Edited by thebunnyhunter

This is a pretty crazy thing to happen this early in the morning, I would of guess this would of happened this fall.

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Posted by Kazvon

Can I use a Rockband microphone instead? SOMEONE CALL DRAKE

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Edited by Jay_Ray

And the Kinect turns out to be completely useless again. It's kind of disappointing since if Kinect could ever work it would be a technology game changer. I guess Sony wins with the Move given all that tech is in the DS4.

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Posted by Milkman

Let's check in with Harmonix.

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Edited by Hassun

I'm having issues seeing the good news here...

"Free games on Xbox One are available to active Gold members only. Stop your Xbox Live Gold subscription and lose the free games you've downloaded."

So the Xbox 180 is now exactly the same as the PS4, only weaker from a hardware standpoint.

Unless MS undercuts the PS4's price point this is a worthless change.

Also RIP Harmonix. Floundering kickstarter and now no more Kinect in every box.

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Posted by GValo

If Halo looks good at e3, I may jump on this train when the game launches.

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Posted by Adrian79

Just like that the Xbox loses the only thing that could have differentiated it from PS4. Now just a box with less power, this is also another slap in the face to day one consumers after the free Titanfall bundle from a couple months ago.

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Edited by GalacticPunt

More like Xbox One-Eighty, right guys!?!?!

Oh, everyone made that joke 1,000,000,000,000 times over when they retreated from the heavy DRM, huh?

I'll let myself out...

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Edited by TheBlue

Hm, I expected this at E3. Maybe they wanted a head start on moving units.

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Posted by Chicken008

So when do they kick off their ambassador program?

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Posted by altairre

Listen to dat spin...

I didn't think they'd ever do this. Odds on Kinect surviving this generation? After this move, zero.

Totally. I was surprised that they didn't give that option from the start but I guess they had to go all in if this was to ever work at all.