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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, 07:34 PM   #31
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This really isn't in Microsoft's hands anyway, it's in the hands of the publisher.

EA, for example, is ALREADY TAKING STEPS TO DO THIS, as anybody who has purchased an EA Sports title used can attest.

That being said, Microsoft has built functionality into Windows 8 that can be leveraged in the future to make them the preferred game distribution method on Windows, locking out others like Steam and essentially making Windows PCs an Xbox-like environment.
EA has definitely been ahead of the curve on this. In addition to sports, they've been selling online passes for games in the rpg/action/horror genres for a couple of years now, so people who get the game second hand can't get into the mulitiplayer aspect of the game without paying.

I'm okay with it. My bigger concern is gaming turning more towards facebook, mobile and app-based stuff. Hopefully that's a fad that dies painfully.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:50 PM   #32
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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.
Its because Sony's network sucks ass compared to Xbox live...
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #33
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Its because Sony's network sucks ass compared to Xbox live...
AAAAAaaaaand here we go with that stupid ass shit again.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #34
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Its because Sony's network sucks ass compared to Xbox live...
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:32 PM   #35
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Some like one, some like the other. Xbox live is more reliable imo. Also if PS owners want the same things that xbox has, well most of it, they have to pay 50 dollars a year for playstation plus. So I dont see the big deal.

On the topic of netflix only boxes, my Roku HD I have in my bedroom works great

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:34 PM   #36
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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.
I know. I ****ing hate how you have to buy a tv, pay for electricity and pay for cable!
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:37 PM   #37
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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.
I do, because I know how to build/setup a PC for about the same price as a console that will blow it away.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:44 PM   #38
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I know. I ****ing hate how you have to buy a tv, pay for electricity and pay for cable!
And maybe buy a tv stand damnit. Also having to pay rent to house it in, what a bitch. #sacrasm
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:18 PM   #39
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I do, because I know how to build/setup a PC for about the same price as a console that will blow it away.
Sure, PC games have their place in the world for people like you - those won't go away either. But 90% of the people don't want to build something. They want to take it out of the box and be playing their game 2 minutes later.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:56 PM   #40
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Some like one, some like the other. Xbox live is more reliable imo. Also if PS owners want the same things that xbox has, well most of it, they have to pay 50 dollars a month for playstation plus. So I dont see the big deal.

On the topic of netflix only boxes, my Roku HD I have in my bedroom works great
Playstation plus is not 50 bucks a month. Right now, you can get it for 50 bucks for a year, and they are throwing in three free months...so price wise it is very competitive with XBOX live.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:00 PM   #41
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Hopefully console gaming dies with this generation.
hope not i dont like sitting at a desk to game anymore! im over that shit. I like relaxing on my recliner.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:01 PM   #42
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Playstation plus is not 50 bucks a month. Right now, you can get it for 50 bucks for a year, and they are throwing in three free months...so price wise it is very competitive with XBOX live.
Thats what I meant to say, not 50 a month, a year. So its about the same as xbox live.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:04 PM   #43
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Sure, PC games have their place in the world for people like you - those won't go away either. But 90% of the people don't want to build something. They want to take it out of the box and be playing their game 2 minutes later.
That is why I educate, we can convert the derps over to productive PC members.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:12 PM   #44
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That is why I educate, we can convert the derps over to productive PC members.
I love pc gaming, I have built a few of my own and my friends. But I got to the point where I got tired of them getting outdated. Its nice having a console where games are made specifically for the specifications that I have and I dont have to upgrade.
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I love pc gaming, I have built a few of my own and my friends. But I got to the point where I got tired of them getting outdated. Its nice having a console where games are made specifically for the specifications that I have and I dont have to upgrade.
Other than sports games I don't play consoles at all, if those same games were on PC I would play them there but they aren't and that's the only reason. Also as the years go by it seems I have to upgrade less and less.
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