http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2 ... hievementsXbox One is intended to combine users' gaming and TV watching in a single device, but Microsoft's plan to merge the two goes beyond sticking them in the same plastic casing. Last November, the company applied for a patent on an Xbox 360-like achievements system for watching TV.
Merci wrote:The thread should be moved to 'TV & Film' tbh.
Jesus! The fail rate for Xboxs is really huge! ahah!Between me and my brothers, we've bought 3 original Xboxes and about 5 or 6 360s..... But none of us are even contemplating buying an Xbox One anytime soon.
Awww well, we live in different houses so some of the Xboxes weren't bought because the previous ones failed...... The 360 elites are fine, but the insides of 2 of our original 360s literally melted, so yeah, their build quality was terrible. MS needs to make sure the new Xboxes are good from the start or that will be another thing against them.TiagoRodrigues wrote:Buy a PS3 for now. I think it's the right decision!
You have lots of great exclusives...and than around -mas 2014 there will be a reason for you to buy a PS4...like i will do.
BTW...Jesus! The fail rate for Xboxs is really huge! ahah!Between me and my brothers, we've bought 3 original Xboxes and about 5 or 6 360s..... But none of us are even contemplating buying an Xbox One anytime soon.
I had 2 PS One (the 1st was ruined by a non-official controller that damaged it), 1 PS2 and 1 PS3 since 2009...Sony doesn't have those huge fail-rates like MS...so that's always a big plus!
When you buy a PS3 make sure you play Heavy Rain, all the Uncharted games, Killzone 2 and 3, God of War 3, etc...lots of AAA games waiting for you
$100 for one game??, wow thats really expensivesamra wrote:Yeah I'm really upset with this whole fiasco as well because I've been loyal to Xbox for a decade and it'll be hard moving to a Playstation.
But Microsoft has done a terrible job with this system as well as handling the press surrounding it so they don't deserve my money. The restrictions on games are insane. After I've paid $100 for the game, I expect to be able to use it however the hell I want to. I don't really care about TV integration or anything like that either. I want a pure gaming console and PS4 is exactly that.
Luckily I've never bought Microsoft points or purchased online games or anything so I won't have wasted anything in switching over.
definitely get a ps3! it really is a perfect console, the exclusive range from huge blockbuster kind of games to indie games, not to mention that you can play the first Playstation classics and a lot of the great Ps2 games! it's also a great blu ray player! the price of the new 500 gb ones are cheap btwKaloki wrote:I've never had a Playstation before, and I'm not considering getting a PS4 at launch either...... But I am thinking about getting a PS3. That way I can get a cheap console and play through all the Sony exclusives I've never played (especially want to try out The Last of Us and Killzone) and then hopefully in a year or 2 the price of the new consoles will have come down and there will be more games available. Then I'll probably make my mind up between Xbox and Playstation based on the games available and what my friends and brothers have bought.
Yeah, and I remember there was a period in there where EB was selling games at $110 at launch. Thankfully places like JB Hi-Fi, Big W, Target, etc. have brought prices down. TBH, I think it's pretty damn ridiculous considering the US gets them for only $60.JimJim wrote:IrishLamb, $100 has been the standard retail price for console games in Australia for many years, in recent time though most launch at $70-90.
I don't see how people can think the price is that ridiculous, I mean the PS3 launched at $999 here back in the day, now *that* was crazy.
Microsoft has rolled back a much-criticised requirement that its upcoming Xbox One gaming console be regularly connected to the internet and made clear that there will be no limitations on sharing games.
Microsoft has been criticised for vague statements about whether it will allow Xbox One buyers to play secondhand software. Gamers also expressed distaste for a requirement that the console be connected to the internet once every 24 hours.
Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment business, said in a blog post Wednesday that an internet connection will no longer be required to play games on the Xbox One after its initial setup, and users can share and play games like they have on the Xbox 360.
Mattrick said the changes are in response to feedback Microsoft received since unveiling plans for the console in May. "You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you," he wrote. "Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world."
In a shot aimed at Microsoft, rival Sony announced during last week's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles that its upcoming PlayStation 4 will not require a regular internet connection to work and that the company won't try to restrict used game sales.
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