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PostSubject: EDGE: Next X-Box always online, no second hand games, new Kinect, Blu-ray drive   Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:57 pm

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Microsoft’s next console will require an Internet connection in order to
function, ruling out a second-hand game market for the platform. A new
iteration of Xbox Live will be an integral part of Microsoft’s next
console, while improved Kinect hardware will also ship alongside the
unit.

Sources with first-hand experience of Microsoft’s next generation
console have told us that although the next Xbox will be absolutely
committed to online functionality, games will still be made available to
purchase in physical form. Next Xbox games will be manufactured on
50GB-capacity Blu-ray discs, Microsoft having conceded defeat to Sony
following its ill-fated backing of the HD-DVD format. It is believed
that games purchased on disc will ship with activation codes, and will
have no value beyond the initial user.

Our source has also confirmed that the next Xbox’s recently rumoured
specs are entirely accurate. That means an AMD eight-core x64 1.6GHz
CPU, a D3D11.x 800MHz graphics solution and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. As of now,
the console’s hard drive capacity is said to be undecided, but
Microsoft’s extended commitment to online delivery suggests that it will
be the largest unit it has put inside a console to date.

Though the architectures of the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation both
resemble that of PCs, several development sources have told us that
Sony’s solution is preferable when it comes to leveraging power. Studios
working with the next-gen Xbox are currently being forced to work with
only approved development libraries, while Sony is encouraging coders to
get closer to the metal of its box. Furthermore, the operating system
overhead of Microsoft’s next console is more oppressive than Sony’s
equivalent, giving the PlayStation-badged unit another advantage.

Unlike Nintendo, Microsoft is continuing to invest heavily in
motion-control interfaces, and a new, more reliably responsive Kinect
will also ship alongside the next Xbox. Sony’s next-generation console
camera system is said to have a similar set of features, and is expected
to be discussed at the company’s PlayStation event on February 20.

http://www.edge-online.com/news/the-...and-new-kinect

SCREW YOU MICROSOFT!!!! SCREW YOOOUUU!!!

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PostSubject: Re: EDGE: Next X-Box always online, no second hand games, new Kinect, Blu-ray drive   Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:32 pm

It's enough to read only the first two lines in order to start hating the direction where games industry is going....
And now the eternal question: WHAT IF WE HAVE NO DAMN INTERNET AND WE WANT TO PLAY????? No, seriously, why should I need an internet connection in order to play a single-player game? Also, maybe I was planning to save up on battery by turning off internet....oh wait, I remembered, I can't....

Anyway, I'm sticking with the PC for all my gaming needs, and hope that we'll still be able to live in the future without having to start implanting some microchips in our brains in order to connect to the internet...
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PostSubject: Re: EDGE: Next X-Box always online, no second hand games, new Kinect, Blu-ray drive   Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:04 pm

I'm getting the Wii U. They're very good consoles for the price they go for.

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PostSubject: Re: EDGE: Next X-Box always online, no second hand games, new Kinect, Blu-ray drive   Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:20 pm

Bet it will cost $800
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PostSubject: Re: EDGE: Next X-Box always online, no second hand games, new Kinect, Blu-ray drive   Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:06 pm

Law wrote:
Bet it will cost $800

Apparently they will be $400, but still they're not much more powerful than the Wii U, and the Wii U is $300.


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PostSubject: Re: EDGE: Next X-Box always online, no second hand games, new Kinect, Blu-ray drive   Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:23 pm

Pathetic Microsoft......
Pathetic......


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According to Games Industry International, a “market analysis” document by Lewis Ward of IDC (the International Data Corporation) called the Worldwide Video Game Entertainment Console Hardware and Packaged Software 2012-2016 Forecast showed a prediction of hardware as well as software sales over the coming quadrennium. As for December, 2012, it is said that “Sony’s PS3 managed to surpass the number of Xbox 360s shipped worldwide (about 77 million vs. 76 million), despite the PS3 launching a year later.”


Waiting for PS4 (Price is about $400)

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PostSubject: Re: EDGE: Next X-Box always online, no second hand games, new Kinect, Blu-ray drive   Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:33 pm

sewer56lol wrote:
Pathetic Microsoft......
Pathetic......


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According to Games Industry International, a “market analysis” document by Lewis Ward of IDC (the International Data Corporation) called the Worldwide Video Game Entertainment Console Hardware and Packaged Software 2012-2016 Forecast showed a prediction of hardware as well as software sales over the coming quadrennium. As for December, 2012, it is said that “Sony’s PS3 managed to surpass the number of Xbox 360s shipped worldwide (about 77 million vs. 76 million), despite the PS3 launching a year later.”


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This really doesn't surprise me. I kind of regret getting a 360 in the first place, since Microsoft are assholes.

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PostSubject: Re: EDGE: Next X-Box always online, no second hand games, new Kinect, Blu-ray drive   Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: EDGE: Next X-Box always online, no second hand games, new Kinect, Blu-ray drive   Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:51 pm

I was aware of this for quite a while now. It's lazy, and just plain wrong. From now on, I'm not buying anymore Xbox games, because I'm getting the Wii U.

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