Seriously, Don't you find this weird or bizarre?

#1 Edited by Vincenzo (140 posts) -

I asked Xbox about specific details about Home Gold on Twitter asking if you can be signed into XBL somewhere and have a family member using their Gamertag at home. They took a bunch of tweets to answer my question. Yet, this information is not in a FAQ.

I then asked them my other two outstanding questions, which they would/could not answer.

#2 Edited by Skytylz (4025 posts) -

Major corporation won't release new information about it's product to random dude on twitter? Yeah that's weird.

#3 Posted by Vincenzo (140 posts) -

Well part of my point is, these are things people want to know before they buy the console. They admitted there is an IR blaster but why not be forthcoming about the details?

Ghosts has been touted previously as having dedicated servers on the One. Which apparently is an exclusive feature. Wouldn't you want to put the spotlight on that to steal sales from PS4?

#4 Edited by Vincenzo (140 posts) -

@skytylz:

Also. They answered me, this random dude, in detail about Home Gold which their current info on it does not answer. So, that is also part of the weirdness. Why pay someone to send ME 8 tweets instead of making a FAQ you can point everyone to.

#5 Edited by bigjeffrey (4705 posts) -

Flood gates on everything Xbox One Software / Hardware open November 19 at 9pm PT/11:59pm ET. Embargoes and what not.

#6 Posted by Vincenzo (140 posts) -

@bigjeffrey:

I hope that they release a FAQ tomorrow then.

#7 Posted by Chaser324 (6255 posts) -
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#8 Edited by Vincenzo (140 posts) -

@chaser324:

Thanks Chaser! That helps, but I'm also wondering if they have the same setup for receivers as well. I guess we MIGHT see tomorrow.

#9 Posted by Sil3n7 (1176 posts) -

Ghosts is already confirmed to be using dedicated servers.

#10 Edited by Vincenzo (140 posts) -
#11 Posted by Sil3n7 (1176 posts) -
#12 Posted by Vincenzo (140 posts) -

@sil3n7:

Absolutely. They are free for the developers to use them. But the developer still has to implement it in to the game and test it. I am looking for a first hand confirmation that it is in the game.

And, no one has detailed whether it would be all playlists and game types or just some. Can you point me to those actual details?

I have dug a little deeper into Activision and what they consider "dedicated servers". Apparently for current gen, it just means answer servers and improved matchmaking. And it most certainly did not mean multiplayer servers on day one for PS4.

#13 Posted by FinalDasa (1451 posts) -

Sony didn't release every little detail about their system before launch and neither will Microsoft.

I'm sure those support duders on twitter don't have an Xbox One sitting on their desks so they don't know just as much as we don't.

The next few days will tell us what we want to know.

#14 Edited by MetalGearSunny (6986 posts) -

@skytylz said:

Major corporation won't release new information about it's product to random dude on twitter? Yeah that's weird.

#15 Posted by big_jon (5707 posts) -

Maybe not the most appropriate place to ask but the Xbox One has optical out right?

#16 Edited by Nhoj_Sllew (173 posts) -

nope don't find it weird or bizarre.

#17 Posted by Vincenzo (140 posts) -

@metalgearsunny:

Pretty easy to make that joke. But obviously my point is, why is this information not released yet. Clearly, I'm of the minority that wishes to have some of these details divulged prior to purchase.

#18 Posted by Vincenzo (140 posts) -
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#20 Edited by tourgen (4426 posts) -

@vincenzo said:

@metalgearsunny:

Pretty easy to make that joke. But obviously my point is, why is this information not released yet. Clearly, I'm of the minority that wishes to have some of these details divulged prior to purchase.

No, that's entirely reasonable. There is no good reason that this information isn't out there yet. There are plenty of bad reasons though. Anyway, the consumer should be able to make an informed decision when they make a purchase. Subverting that at this point in the process is fairly sleazy.

#21 Edited by FuriousJodo (114 posts) -

Sony did that giant info-dump on the PS4 relatively close to launch, I would expect MS will do something similar.

#22 Edited by Vincenzo (140 posts) -

@furiousjodo:

I hope they do a similar info dump. I really do just want information.

In that regard, MS just announced today that Twitch streaming is delayed until 2014. Here is the source.

#23 Posted by Corvak (831 posts) -

No twitch at launch? it seems to work well on PS4, and it's been integrated into a few games on PC without many problems.

If any of them were to mess up streams, I would have expected the PS4 to be the system to do so, or Twitch itself to be unable to meet demand. MS is a veteran when it comes to online infrastructure, given what they've learned from years of Xbox Live.

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