Serial dev kit image leaker "Dae" has gone the extra step and put an alleged Xbox 720 developer system on eBay. But is it real?
Really???? Like really??? Of course it isn't real. I wonder if the bids are even real. No-one is that stupid. Right?
Yeah, I don't think it's real either... I mean, assuming Microsoft has given out dev kits, I'm sure you'd have to sign some kind of contract or something to keep people from talking about it or showing it off... Much less giving it away or selling it...
the dev's paycheck is probably way better than this. There is no reason for them to sell it at this price. This is fake, no doubts.
The fact is not just anyone can own a dev kit. It doesn't matter whether it is MS, Sony, or Nintendo. Dev kit possession and use is highly restricted. Ebay just assisted in the commission of a crime and if the kit is real they could be held liable. That said there is every chance the kit isn't real or else this is an intentional act on the part of MS.
Lol why the disagrees? Oh wait... N4G... :p
It was real. http://www.tgdaily.com/game... I tink its another incident but nevertheless it seems legit to me.
@iamnsuperman It may not be real in the sense of being equal to the final product, but most guys on gaf say it's an alpha kit, could be the base of what the XBX3 would end up being
Or it could be a PR stunt... slowly hyping their next gen..
Wow I hope it's fake, honestly who wants the Xbox 720 that bad we all know ms knows they won the casuals over and will favor them next gen lol for 21000 you could build a super duper gaming computer 4 680's in quad sli and the best i7 processor money could buy and 32 gb of ram everything watercooled or make the best Mac super computer money can buy. And Sony would never buy this they don't need help in the hardware department. If anything I wish sony could get OS help from apple. I love my ps3s hardware but damn the software is a mess and uses way to much ram. Microsofts hardware is definately cheap and inferior but they're OS is amazing and integration of Xbox live is seamless. Sony needs to up they're software game. Sony has everything on ms but software.
Can't really tell I mean it could be real it was confirmed to be legit by developers that have been reported to be developing next gen games maybe he's just trying to push ms to just announce the thing idk.
I don't know which dev would wanna sell their dev kits and if it's real, Microsoft aint gonna be happy.
What if it was stolen from a developer?
@KnightCrawler, wouldn't a dev report that it was stolen?
Its probably been reported but since MS wants to keep any news about the 720 top secret they wont made any media noise that it was stolen. This is like someone stealing money money from someone who robbed a bank - they cant report it.
Wow the Summer has the worst articles EVER! Of course it's Fake! That Dev would be sued into Oblivion if they eBayed their Devkit! (Way more money to be made making a game than selling a Devkit) anyway it's just a PC built to Xbox720 specs BUT the important part is the Proprietary Software that allows the PC to Emulate the Xbox720 and the mods tools.
No, once the company buys the dev kits, Microsoft can't say what to do with them if they don't care about the license. You have to remember if a game studio dies, they don't need their dev kits and don't care about the license because they're defunct. So it makes sense they they COULD pop up. But I do agree it looks just like a PC and also think it's a fake auction, but saying it's impossible a dev kit can't pop up is stupid though.
Wrong, you can't resell devkits. In fact, you don't actually own them, they still belong to the company that is distributing them (MS, Sony, Nintendo). This auction is bogus.
That's a load of complete shit. You purchase the devkits to use and they don't have anything to stop you from selling them except for (MAYBE) it will be in your contract to publish games you are required to keep all resources for development you purchase. But what should I know about this, I only develop games and know 2 people who do so for a living on current gen systems. I guess they are wrong too.
There's always stupid people. Remember when someone bought the super expensive slice of pizza?
There are people THAT stupid. Don't you worry, humanity can surprise you with their stupidity always!
LOL, and I really hope someone shells out the money for something that cannot possible be real.
I would wager it is a pc built around the rumored specs and therefore he is just calling it a 720 dev kit to boost sale price.
Lol hahaha. Be funny if the winner opened it up and it is just a dreamcast or something with 720 in crayon written on it. Why would someone pay that much? I'm trying to figure out how they would use it to their advantage. Maybe replicate it if they had tech skills and sell more of them?? Anyone have any ideas?
Doesn't really give you anything else than bragging rights. To replicate this hardware, you need machine precision, so without a specialised hardware factory at your disposal, even if the devkit was real (which it probably isn't), the devkit would be completely useless (considering you need a contract with Microsoft to actually be able to digitally sign your game)
ABC's Goodgame in Australia confirmed it was real and taken down from ebay. They are a pretty creditable bunch but who knows. Still no details on the specs anyway. link below http://www.abc.net.au/tv/go...
"They are a pretty creditable bunch..." LOL. If reading news and rumours from a 2 month old gameinformer magazine is credible, than I'm Samuel L Jackson. ( I watch Good Game, and it is a good show, on tomorrow night lol)
look at these people with triangle hats, what are they thinking?
I call BS
I call legit. The same guy who released those kinect pictures as well as the debug specs. Other websites such as The Verge have claimed this as legit.
An E-Bay user with 0 feedback sells an unconfirmed Xbox 720 development kit for 20k.. Now I've seen everything <_<
"Now I've seen everything" Really? Have you seen a man eat his on head?
Well people are able to grab game disks for the underground market, I imagine someone might be able to snag a dev kit if they're careful.
Wouldn't surprise me if this was a publicity stunt from Microsoft.
its already over at 20,000
So what can i do if i bought it ? :\
For an average Joe like you and me this is worth nothing but to a gaming website like Katoku or IGN this is worht alot- if its legit and they post pics or a video of it they will get millions of hits.
I don't think it's real. But Next gen hardware already exists nowadays anyhow right? At least when talking about custom PCs. So this guy could just build a custom PC with some mean hardware and say it's the next gen Xbox since technically we have the parts available to buy.
Consoles have custom specialised hardware, not off-the-shelf components. Dev-Kits also have specialised tools that allow development for consoles, which are not possible to use or license for a regular PC.
No no you guys read it wrong. They meant 720 Xbox dev kits. like the original xbox? =P
No way it can be real.
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