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sashenden (Elite) posted this on Tuesday, 21st May 2013, 17:22

That is the name for the new console.  Similar sounding base hardware spec to the PS4. 8core CPU, 8GB of ram, bluray drive. no mention of 4K support.  Probably more details to be revealed at E3.


Voice control. Instant switching between tv, game, internet.  Improved kinect.

cloud storage utilisation , video sharing etc similar to PS4.

Forza 5 available at launch, short video shown


15 exclusive game titles in the first year of launch, 8 of which are new franchises.

Ooh and the obligatory Halo title. But a live action TV series being developed with Steven Spielberg.


And some talk about the new MW:Ghosts game before a trailer with in game footage.

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Sue Brown (Elite Donator) posted this on Tuesday, 21st May 2013, 18:39

Absolutely no backward compatibility at all and no plans to allow you to download 360 games either. So you`ll pretty much have to keep the old machine too. 

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Tuesday, 21st May 2013, 19:28

If Microsoft did that with their OS, it might run a bit quicker. :/


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Bezzawezza (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 22nd May 2013, 07:09

Long time no see sorry guys but the news of this has drawn me back to the fold.

My first impressions are ones of disappointment in honesty. The games appear to be more of the same big brash, bombastic affairs which simply don`t excite me anymore. There seems to be yet more focus on things that don`t interest me such as using it for TV (won`t be free and will depend on decent broadband), Skype (never use) and Kinect (no thanks, novelty wore off after 48 hours). 

On the plus side I did have a little reminisce about the VHS player I once had when I looked at the console. It was a Hitachi in a glossy black and the buttons were concealed in a little plastic flap at the front. It was the muts nuts as it had Fast Play and everything.

The last thing which I am not entirely happy about is that they have tried to distract us with news that the machine won`t require "always on" internet so lets rest easy on that. However, it will require internet and the games will require an installation on the machine. What this means is that when you buy a game it is going to get tethered to the first machine it plays on. The internet will be used to check this each time you play the game. You can then use the game on another console "for a small fee". EA recently tried this with their online pass and have now chosen to abandon it due to lack of take up.
It would be easy for me to say "I don`t buy second hand games so this won`t affect me" but I fear it will. I currently only buy games that have been out for a few months as I wait until the price drops. With no second hand market for these ageing games to compete with the retailers will be able to keep the prices artificially high.


Overall, dissappointed and fearful of what this means for the future.

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Chris Gould (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 22nd May 2013, 17:36

Simple way around it: don`t buy the console. If it doesn`t shift enough units the greedy bar stewards will have to rethink this whole second hand marking crushing lark.







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Jimbo :oÞ (Elite Donator) posted this on Wednesday, 22nd May 2013, 18:52

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Chris Gould says...
Simple way around it: don`t buy the console.
Tell that to the millions of kiddies around the globe who salivated at just the prospect of paying another £10+ for DLC on BLOPS2....

So if they`ve bought both map packs at around £10 (think it`s more) each then that`s added £20 to the price of their game to bring it up to around £50 or £60 per copy...
These are the same ones who will salivate at the PS4/Xbox One and buy it in droves... I already know of 4 teenagers with deposits on PS4 preorders already without even knowing the specs, just that it`s "the new one"


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MADTheOgster (Elite Donator) posted this on Wednesday, 22nd May 2013, 18:59

Tell that to the millions of kiddies around the globe who salivated at just the prospect of paying another £10+ for DLC on BLOPS2....

So if they`ve bought both map packs at around £10 (think it`s more)

that reminds me, did you grab the new map pack yet ;) :p




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Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Wednesday, 22nd May 2013, 20:33

Playing a second hand game? That`ll be an extra tenner please. Same goes if your friend lends you a game

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22623010

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While there have been many potential scenarios discussed, today we have only confirmed that we designed Xbox One to enable our customers to trade in and resell games at retail.


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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 22nd May 2013, 22:11

I wonder how long before everyone is bored of the only three genres the XBox and PS seem to have... FPS, Driving and GTA style.

Then we're all playing indie games on a cheap linux based console instead.


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ste_p0270 (Elite Donator) posted this on Friday, 24th May 2013, 07:27

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I already know of 4 teenagers with deposits on PS4 preorders already without even knowing the specs

thought you were a bit older than that James ;)

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