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Posted by jerseyscum

Will I still be able to scream racial and homophobic slurs at complete strangers over XBox Live?

Edited by skelington_

Is it too late for Microsoft to prematurely withdraw from the forthcoming generation and go back to the drawing board? That's a rhetorical--of course it is.

Posted by bendz

Slightly disappointed that Ryan acted like a badly behaved child on a school trip for most of this. Bit embarrassing Glad that when I watched it live I watched it elsewhere.

Posted by Butano

@kalnet101 said:

Introducing...

This is what happens when One enters the XBone Xone!!!

Man, someone needs to get Brad's reaction in .gif form!

Posted by Kurtdyoung

Beats by Dre :(

Posted by Max_Cherry

Kudos to the bomb crew for re-dubbing over their video with a spot on voice reenactment when they lost the audio.

Edited by VoshiNova

Xbox One will suck yo dick

Posted by gokaired

Has anyone else not bought an Xbox? Because i'm starting to be a little proud about it :D

Edited by Sykosis

their reaction to Jay Allard is priceless. . .

Posted by ElectricGypsy72

What will happen if you hook your 360 into the HDMI in? Could you then play your "old" games with the new controllers or Kinect??

Edited by AssInAss

@butano said:

@regular_kirk said:

@kalnet101 said:

Introducing...

This is what happens when One enters the XBone Xone!!!

Man, someone needs to get Brad's reaction in .gif form!

I like Patrick's reaction too:

http://i.minus.com/itadZvIriPGIw.gif

This is the last time we'll ever see Patrick on video :(

Someone needs to make a video anthology of all the greatest Patrick moments. For the memories.

Posted by Oddballs

I highly recommend watching the ps4 reveal again to put this into perspective.

Posted by GL00MYKi11ER

Everyone should turn this into a drinking game, because if they did they would be probably dead and buried in the ground from alcohol poisoning. Start from the beginning and every time Microsoft mentions TV you drink. You will be passed out in the first 10 minutes.

Posted by Max_Cherry

The Xbox one is not a console, and that is a bad thing for hardcore gamers.

Edited by NoMoneyLeftBoy

I cannot stand the modern Microsoft. What the fuck was that presentation - a bunch of middle aged accountants trying to appeal to me by shoving adverts in my face of TV services I don't need and telling me to like EA fucking sports games.

PS4 for me, absolutely no doubt about that.

Posted by Nashvilleskyline

That would have been better if Ryan shut the hell up when they were giving Tech informations toward the end

Edited by Curious_George

I wasn't very excited for some of Sony's services like the video sharing stuff but after this presentation I think my excitement doubled because I care almost zero about TV or fantasy football services. At least some time in the future I could see myself putting to use game streaming on my game system rather than ever watching TV on it (also, I don't have cable tv anymore anyway so the value there is zero for me).

Edited by InternetDetective

@gaftra: The controversy about charging for used games shouldn't have anything to do with Gamestop. Anyone shopping at Gamestop for anything other than a strategy guide or the $4 bin should know they are getting ripped off. This is about taking something you have purchased, and then becomes your property and doing what you like with it. you should be able to give a used game to your nephew without EA getting another taste because you already paid full retail $60 for the freaking thing.

Charging people a fee to play a used game makes no sense. The retail price of new games has steadily risen and I wouldn't be surprised to see Next Gen games clocking in at $70 or more. We are told that games are expensive because they are expensive to make and the company must make a profit. I have no problem with that. I do have a problem with a game company reaching into peoples pockets again and again and again after selling them a fully priced product. They already extend the profits with DLC and micro-transactions. Now they want to do it by charging for the same product multiple times.

Now keep in mind I am talking strictly about games sold on physical media. I have a whole other problem with the way pricing on digital distribution works but that's not what this rant is about. If I go to the store and buy something (a toaster oven, a dvd of Tai Chi Bloopers, an end table, an alarm clock, a Mylie Cyrus CD, a shower head or whatever), and then 3 months later decide to give it to my friend Bill, or even sell it to him for cheap I would not expect Bill to have to send the maker of the toaster company money to have it work for him. I already bought it. They placed an item on the marketplace, priced it so they could make a profit, sold it to me and profited. Now some people would point out that many games have online components that must be considered.

If I give you my old copy of Call of Duty 9 you are going to want to get online and use bandwidth and server time playing and that costs the company more money. In that case I would propose that there is a way to "deactivate" the game on my system to free up that "player slot" for you use. But you should not be charged a new fee for that. They lost 1 player and gained 1 player- there is no extra strain on the server and no need to charge you another fee. The game business is rough and gamers will put up with a lot of greedy bullshit in order to play a game but if this used game fee policy goes into effect I really believe a line will have been crossed that with cost them more money than it makes.

Posted by colinjw

I tried to watch the second half of this but the voices not being synced up was freaking me out. I just could not stop looking at their mouths and lipreading to see if what they said matched up the way I thought it would.

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Edited by SomeJerk

HDCP over HDMI is basically confirmed. Start saving up for a $100 24" computer monitor if you can't do the $40 HDCP stripper alternative and don't want to buy a new TV.

Posted by mnzy

@colinjw said:

I tried to watch the second half of this but the voices not being synced up was freaking me out. I just could not stop looking at their mouths and lipreading to see if what they said matched up the way I thought it would.

If you download it, you can change the offset in you video player.

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Posted by Undeadpool

@zevvion: I agree with a great many of these points and add in that the most common rebuttal to this (Steam has an offline mode) is off-set by the fact that you have to BE ONLINE TO ENGAGE IT. So if their servers (or, much more likely, my internet) goes down, offline mode is entirely worthless.

Edited by Xeirus

@undeadpool: what are you talking about, never once has Steam required the internet to activate offline mode. I do it all the time...

Edited by Max_Cherry

The Xbox one has chosen to make a bad first impression on it's core audience even if they were upfront about it. I understand that there is potentially a lot of money in the casual market, but they run the risk of losing the focus of the Xbox as a game dedicated console replacing it with the Xbox as some sort of "all in one" pc. I'm afraid that by trying to appeal to everyone they may do everything but don't do anything well, in particular gaming. Here's to hoping that sony doubles down on games.

Posted by bgdiner

@internetdetective:Exactly. This isn't an issue about piracy or anything like that: Microsoft is merely obfuscating their intent. This is about changing the fundamental relationship between consumers and products. Given that games are going to continue to come on physical media for years to come, this move is potentially catastrophic for Microsoft. Like you said, the pricing of digital media is a whole other issue. However, Microsoft cannot honestly expect to change this relationship under the guise of a new console generation. If anything, this change, though very much anti-consumer, must come over a drawn-out period, with reciprocal kick-backs for the consumer.

Advertising makes consumers very pliable, but the basic concepts of economics still apply. I'd wager that video games are rather elastic, meaning as their price and perceived worth increase, the demand for them decreases (as contrasted with necessities like gasoline). Microsoft is leveraging their customers' holdover loyalty from the 360, and I fear that it won't work. Well, actually, I hope it doesn't work, because even though Microsoft might not see it this way, the XONE is a test balloon for the industry's policies over the rest of the decade, and perhaps into the future. The pricing structure that we have today admittedly has to change, but not at the complete and utter expense of the consumer. Something's gotta give, but Microsoft is going about it the wrong way.

Posted by Zevvion

@xeirus said:

@undeadpool: what are you talking about, never once has Steam required the internet to activate offline mode. I do it all the time...

How? The only way I know how to activate it, is to go to Steam > Go offline and then restart Steam. However, you can't even get to the basic Steam interface without logging in online first. Having to go online to select the option to go offline is not a complete offline mode if you ask me.

Posted by Xeirus

@zevvion said:

@xeirus said:

@undeadpool: what are you talking about, never once has Steam required the internet to activate offline mode. I do it all the time...

How? The only way I know how to activate it, is to go to Steam > Go offline and then restart Steam. However, you can't even get to the basic Steam interface without logging in online first. Having to go online to select the option to go offline is not a complete offline mode if you ask me.

When you start Steam and there is no internet it says something to the extent of "No connection found, starting in offline mode" and then you're in.

How you lived your life without knowing this is beyond me.

Edited by Max_Cherry

Check out J Allard's crazy glasses! #BigRims

Posted by Undeadpool

@xeirus said:

@zevvion said:

@xeirus said:

@undeadpool: what are you talking about, never once has Steam required the internet to activate offline mode. I do it all the time...

How? The only way I know how to activate it, is to go to Steam > Go offline and then restart Steam. However, you can't even get to the basic Steam interface without logging in online first. Having to go online to select the option to go offline is not a complete offline mode if you ask me.

When you start Steam and there is no internet it says something to the extent of "No connection found, starting in offline mode" and then you're in.

How you lived your life without knowing this is beyond me.

I guess the "how" would be that Offline Mode is notoriously unreliable and has been since it's inception? The latest wackiness is the fact that it straight-up stops working two weeks in (though apparently a fix has been in the works for ~1 month). I've simply never gotten it to reliably work for long stretches.

Patents get filed LITERALLY all the time and have nothing come of them (or even to block someone else from doing something nefarious with them). Until this is actually proven to be a "feature" (and I use that term loosely), I won't be holding my breath. This is yet another reason to NOT buy day-1, if something like this turns out to be true, you'd better believe it'll be all over the internet an hour after the thing goes on-sale (and about three weeks after, the mainstream media will get around to mentioning it).

Edited by Zevvion

@xeirus said:

@zevvion said:

@xeirus said:

@undeadpool: what are you talking about, never once has Steam required the internet to activate offline mode. I do it all the time...

How? The only way I know how to activate it, is to go to Steam > Go offline and then restart Steam. However, you can't even get to the basic Steam interface without logging in online first. Having to go online to select the option to go offline is not a complete offline mode if you ask me.

When you start Steam and there is no internet it says something to the extent of "No connection found, starting in offline mode" and then you're in.

How you lived your life without knowing this is beyond me.

I don't lose internet connection that often, so I haven't had to do it much. All I know is, a year or so ago when I did lose it, no such message came up. It just said: could not log into account. No option to start in offline mode.

How I lived my life without knowing this... getting a little dramatic there aren't you? You do describe it's beyond you... perhaps you're unfamiliar with the concept of knowledge in that you know things others don't and vice versa.

Posted by Max_Cherry

Consoles should NOT run three operating systems partitioning the machine into virtual machines. Consoles should run one very light operating system for maximum performance.

Edited by CptBedlam

edit: wrong thread

Edited by sMOoie1

this was actually pretty funny;))

Posted by thebunnyhunter

Buzz Words: The Conference

Posted by Triphos

RIP Ryan