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Old 02-14-2013, 08:43 AM  
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New XBox 720 to kill off second hand games?

I wont buy one if these rumours are true....and they probably are.




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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.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:00 PM   #16
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No way they do that. M$ has already dealt with one antitrust case. If they pull something like this it would open the door to another.
All that the IE case did was make them smarter on how to skirt the system.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:52 PM   #17
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No worries, I'm sure a modchip would render that *Feature* useless.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:01 PM   #18
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No worries, I'm sure a modchip would render that *Feature* useless.
Going 100% downloadable digital media renders "modchips" useless.

Think of it as copy protection for the console itself.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #19
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No worries, I'm sure a modchip would render that *Feature* useless.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:44 PM   #20
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Going 100% downloadable digital media renders "modchips" useless.

Think of it as copy protection for the console itself.
The Hacking community always finds a way, see the JTAG and PSN hacks for examples.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:47 PM   #21
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New playstation is going to do the same shit
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:50 PM   #22
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So you have to have an internet connection to even use these new consoles?

Wow....that sucks for the poor ghetto kids.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:53 PM   #23
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It is believed that games purchased on disc will ship with activation codes, and will have no value beyond the initial user.
I mean this is already happening now.... Except they do still hold some value, the makers just sell an online code like EA is currently doing.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:53 PM   #24
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So you have to have an internet connection to even use these new consoles?

Wow....that sucks for the poor ghetto kids.
Maybe they'll read more books?
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #25
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I mean this is already happening now.... Except they do still hold some value, the makers just sell an online code like EA is currently doing.
It's not like anyone could modify the firmware to tell it to ignore that protection or that it's already been done.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:37 PM   #26
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Unrelated, but I learned today for the first time while researching a "box" to hook up to a tv-only setup that you have to pay for Xbox gold in order to use Netflix, etc? Wtf is that?

I'd gladly never buy anything from Microsoft ever again
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:44 PM   #27
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Unrelated, but I learned today for the first time while researching a "box" to hook up to a tv-only setup that you have to pay for Xbox gold in order to use Netflix, etc? Wtf is that?

I'd gladly never buy anything from Microsoft ever again
Its 50 bucks a year, who cares
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:52 PM   #28
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This is complete bullshit. It's not up to Microsoft to begin with and these same rumors were going around the PS4 a few months ago and were quickly shut down by Sony.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:11 PM   #29
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Its 50 bucks a year, who cares
So basically your paying for your internet connection, your xbox subscription, and then your Netflix subscription? You dont see a problem here?

Sony doesn't charge you to access their network.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:20 PM   #30
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I don't see much improvement as far as innovation is concerned with new consoles. What are they going to provide that we don't already have with the 360 or PS3?

Hopefully I'm wrong, but if there aren't those major innovations and they're just guts upgrades, I don't see why the scales won't start tipping in the favor of fully customisable PCs.
Na, consoles will never go away. It's the only way to provide the same experience for everyone. A PC game might play fine on your setup and play like shit on mine. Most people don't want to deal with that kind of thing.
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