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Microsoft's Summer School: How NOT to Introduce Your New Console

395d ago ... ...Well, it's that time of year again. The end of the grandest time of year for all young human beings - The Great Summer Vacation. During this time of fun, sun, and late-nights ~ Microsoft has decided to use most of this time to educate us. So what was there summer-school course? "How NOT to Announce Your New Console!" So, if you were naughty and didn't sit in on any of the classes - I'l...

Xbox One back peddling marks gamer victory

401d ago ... So it's official, Microsoft have yet again revised their policies in regards to their next gen console the Xbox One, this time by removing the feature that makes the Kinect 2 a mandatory requirement for using the Xbox One console, something a great many gamers had issue with. With Microsoft now having done sufficient enough back peddling to power most of Europe for a year (Ba dum tish) I'm now...

Bravo Microsoft

402d ago ... Today, in a move many will describe colourfully but I will simply state as "returning to their senses", Microsoft reversed the stipulation of mandatory Kinect connection for the basic functioning of the Xbox One. Yes, that's right, it is no longer necessary to have the Kinect 2 camera connected to the Xbox One in order for the console to work. In my opinion, we now have a true "Console Wa...

A Kinect Hater Defends Kinect

406d ago ... Before I start, let me just say that I dislike motion controls in general, not just Kinect. The idea of moving around to do stuff that a button press could do just seems ridiculous to me. It annoys me even more when voice controls get thrown into the mix. Talking to my computer when, again, just like motion controls, a press on one of the controller's buttons could do what I need to do, not o...
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July Contest Winners!

407d ago ... Something winningly clever. Congratulations! Er, you *might* also notice there are 6 blog winners, not 5...that's because I felt like it. So there. COMMENT LOTTERY: Prize: 4 winners - a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! MysticStrummer PSVita CamptainCamper XtraTrstrL BEST USER BLOG: Prize: 6 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Creatchee "It Doesn't Matter" http://n4g.com/user/blogpos...

How I came to choose PS4 as my next-gen console

407d ago ... We know the retail prices of Xbox One($500) and PS4($400). We know Kinect is included in the box and we all assume the Xbox One would cost $400 without it. But we've failed to take into account how the Xbox One is weaker than the PS4. The GPU is cheaper. The RAM is much, much cheaper. Now, I don't have the connections or resources to do an estimate but I'd say the DDR3 RAM in particular can be...

Kinect’s Problem: Creating Expensive Solutions For Non-Existent Problems

424d ago ... Recently rumours were circulating that the new Kinect (Kinect 2.0) was a huge cost factor in developing the Xbox One (I will be calling it the One throughout this post). Now this wouldn’t be such a big deal if it was creating solutions to problems in how we interact with our consoles (this is what the blog post is going to be about). It is a no brainer that, on paper, the PS4 is a more powerful...

Xbox one is being burdened by Kinect

426d ago ... I have been gaming all my life and I have owned the; ZX spectrum, BBC ACORN, Nintendo Gameboy, Sega Megadrive, Atari ST, Playstation, Nintendo 64,playstation 2,Xbox,Xbox 360,PS3 and various gaming PCs.Anyone who may read this Blog might get the impression that I’m a Playstation Fan boy. However, this is not the case and if check out my profile you will see that I have both an Xbox and PS3 game...

Xbox One + NSA = nothing. But it'll still hurt Xbox One.

434d ago ... For months, the Xbox One has been getting slammed, but now that the DRM has been axed, some of the other details of the system are being brought into the forefront. Namely, the requirement of the Kinect camera. Of course, it didn't help that the exact same day Microsoft announced their DRM and 24-hour policies on June 7th, another news article broke regarding PRISM, a program conducted by th...

Some more about the games at E3

449d ago ... E3 has close its doors a couple of weeks ago, but its echo will keep singing for a while longer. Personally I really enjoyed the show and here’s a recap of some of the games I managed to get a closer look at. WATCH DOGS Since it was first unveiled at E3 last year this has been one of my most anticipated games. And, considering the current XboxOne “BigBrother”-Kinect debate that is going on...

The Game Console that i will be buying this generation is..?

451d ago ... I am not a fan boy I am a vagrant core gamer I have in the past owned ; a PS3 ,a Xbox360 ,a PS2 , a Xbox, a PS1 ,a N64 , a SEGA Mega Drive , Nintendo Gameboy , An Atari ST , Spectrum ZX and 5 different Gaming PCs . My loyally to any particular brand is not guaranteed. I will choose the console which best suits me . So which console will I buy this Generation? The last generation I bought on...

The Xbox 180 U-Turn Perspective - From an Xbox Gamer

455d ago ... Obviously, everyone knows what happened on June 19, 2013 at 2pm on the Xbox Wire, so I won't go into too much detail as it's written in every article on N4G. And I haven't commented as much as I usually do, for the simple fact that I didn't have all of the information to judge the Xbox One and I wanted to keep my 5 Bubbles :D. So here we go... Personally, I think Microsoft was doomed right o...
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Military Might

455d ago ... It takes a lot of oomph to move a mountain like Microsoft. Where the Xbox 180 is concerned, that push came from the mainstream media - specifically, the mainstream media picking up on the military angle of elements like always on, region-locking and even Kinect security concerns. At the start of this week I asked a Marine Corps Captain what "always on" meant for guys under his command. Milit...

Dedicated scores the E3 conferences (Day One)!

464d ago ... Hey, readers, let's dive in to my biased and completely unfair scores for today's major E3 announcements. In the spirit of good sportsmanship, the final score for each conference will be solely based on the conference itself. So, no, I'm not going to mark down Sony for that idiotic free-to-play Destiny of Spirits game, nor am I going to mark down Microsoft for boring me with yet another Kinect...

Take Off The Tinfoil Hats

479d ago ... The paranoid conspiracy theorists are at it again. This time, they've convinced themselves that the Xbox One is some kind of ultra high-tech "spy" device, designed to watch and listen to everything you do and say 24 hours a day. Of course, there's absolutely no evidence to back up these theories, but that's how delusional people think. Unless someone proves them wrong (which they know is imp...

What's for dinner? - My E3 Predictions

481d ago ... It's coming. The next generation of games has been revealed, and we're all biting at the bit for more of a glimpse of the power and capability behind the two top contending platforms: Xbox One and PS4. Sony started the year with their reveal, which gave us tantalizing looks at the PS4's cloud capabilities, a tweaked DualShock controller with light-bar, and a small clump of game announcements...

Microsoft's used-game policy could be genius

483d ago ... There seems to be a lot of confusion out there regarding what Microsoft's policy on used games really is. After months of seeing many rumors become true for the PS4 and Wii U as well as the X1, it was only natural for many of us to assume the worst when second-hand information from many gaming-media outlets seemed to confirm the rumor that the new Xbox console would not allow consumers to trade...

Xbox One clarification

483d ago ... Used Games You will be able to play your game on any other Xbox One console as long as your profile is on that system. However, if you want to let a friend borrow it to get the 1000 achievement points in the game, then they have to pay a fee to unlock it. There’s no pricing details on this fee thus far, but rumors state it could be as much as buying the full game from the XBL store which...

Microsoft's E3 Predictions

484d ago ... So it's pretty much accepted that the "Xbox One" (hate that name) reveal was one of the worst in console history. And while I'm sure there are at least a couple more days of gifs, blogs post, crying Microsoft fanboys, and proud Sony fanboys, let's bring it back to what matters the most. Games. Microsoft showed some games at the conference in the form of EA Sports franchises, Quantum Break,...

The XBOX ONE, no thank you!

485d ago ... I've owned two 360's. I've fought the Covenant, I've bleed with my brothers on Sera, and visited Albion. I gave up the last X machine a little after the release of the Kinect. Why? It's not because I didn't want it anymore, IT no longer wanted me. That was the rebirth of the Xbox, a new beginning a time when Nintendo was king of sales, and both Microsoft and Sony wanted in on the action. Th...

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US 04 November 2010
EU 10 November 2010
AU 18 November 2010
JP 20 November 2010
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