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Submitted by Gamer39 526d ago | rumor

Kotaku: We Know All About The Next Xbox, From Someone Who Says They’ve Got One

The next-generation Xbox—the one that will follow the still-popular Xbox 360—will run multiple games at once, require game installations, and will only work when a much-improved version of the popular but divisive Kinect sensor array is plugged in, according to a source who says he has access to development hardware. (Xbox One)

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PtRoLLFacE  +   526d ago
mandatory installs i saw that coming! but kinect always watching me, um no ty!
blackmamba707  +   526d ago
I always wanted to be a star in big brother show, thanks MS t_t
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aCasualGamer  +   526d ago | Funny
Player trying to play the new xbox 720:

Press on: "Please connect the Kinect camera. We need to verify you are the owner."

Player then tries to play game: "Please connect to internet so we know where you are... and verify you are the owner."

Player then tries to play online: "Please pay 50$ for a Live subscription."

Player then tries to play online: "Please pay 50$ for you have a second hand copy of this game."

So, how are Microsoft going to market this again?
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delboy  +   526d ago
WTF, paranoid Americans
Ashlen  +   526d ago | Funny
The good news, the next Xbox requires a dna scan to make sure your not playing used games. The bad news, it needs a sample of the tissue inside your anus.
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RumbleFish  +   526d ago
Read 1984!
patterson  +   526d ago
"1984" is already here, it's called Facebook... and how everything is integrated with it ;)
zeee  +   526d ago
To be honest, these rumors are getting wayyyy out of control. I am getting sick and tired of these rumors about both PS4 or Orbis and Xbox 720, Next, 8, 3 or whatever the heck they'll call it.

I can't wait for Feb 20. I am dead sure that SONY won't disclose all the technical details regarding the ram, processor. Maybe some but not all but that'll at least put PS4 rumors to rest for a while.

And I wish that M$ would come out and announce something too.

Some of these rumors are just too crazy. I don't even want to think about any console manufacturer asking us to "stay online" to play games and to keep certain accessories plugged in for a game to work. These types of decisions are going to destroy PS4/720 and even the whole console gaming experience. And I think people at SONY and Microsoft are smart enough to know this and probably laugh their asses off when they read all these rumors circulating online.
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SilentNegotiator  +   526d ago
@delboy

On what grounds are you assuming that he is American? Their profile doesn't say it and Big Brother plays in more than one region.

Do you just assume that everyone with a different view than you is a 'dirty American'?
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dcbronco  +   526d ago | Well said
Orwell thought the government would watch everything you do. Zuckerberg realized if you gave people a space on-line they would tell you everything on their own.

1 point Zuckerberg.
DragonKnight  +   525d ago
Kraptaku voted down. They know nothing about anything.
morganfell  +   525d ago
Seriously Kotaku? Your source is SuperDae?

And to note, SuperDae is from Korea.

As someone remarked below, "He had a Durango for sale on Ebay"

...and that is precisely the issue. It wasn't a Durango.

If you know anything about game development for any of the big three then you would understand the tightly controlled nature of a dev kit. You would understand the restrictive and illegal nature of allowing unauthorized access to a kit not to mention selling one. He still has his account on Ebay.

Do you actually believe MS would allow a real Durango dev kit to be sold to the public? His account would have been suspended and he would have been prosecuted 100 different ways to Tuesday. All Kotaku has accomplished is making themselves more of a butt in journalism than they were yesterday. The people at Gaf are having a field day.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
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konnerbllb  +   525d ago
@morganfell Not that I believe it but it's possible he just rebuilt a dev kit. The dev kits are in fact pc components that anyone can purchase right now sans the kinect, which I don't believe was included.

The part where it gets tricky is how he said development software was included. He claimed his first auction never went through do to copyright claims by MS.

Anyway a developer or someone who knows a developer could be quite sneaky by listing a durango kit that was built off parts from newegg and then including a C++ app.
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Bimkoblerutso  +   525d ago
.....I want it to watch.
NewMonday  +   525d ago
"We Know All About The Next Xbox, From Someone Who Says They’ve Got One"

what a joke

reminds me of the"second hand news" sketch with Seth Meyers on SNL
subtenko  +   525d ago
Makes me happy to see people with common sense in the comments, everyone except @delboy. It's a known fact M$ makes you pay to play online, how is that paranoid? It's be speculated that M$ wont allow second hand copys of gaming on your console. It's not paranoid, its possibility. Look of the definition of the word possibility...
Anarki  +   525d ago
A source who has one? cool, me too... I have one also, the specs are quite shit. Now, who wants an interview?!
user3915800  +   526d ago
Kinnect me please... He did have the dev kit on ebay, but that was the 1st version, as stated per EA they have the third veriosn of it and most likely receive another for final dev and tool adding for easier compatability.

Dissapointed over rumour, article did not describe any new tricks ie. your dog will be kinect connected to your nipples, just pull tail for continues bite.

The rumour failed.
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sobekflakmonkey  +   525d ago
I didn't really understand most of your comment, but I did get "The rumour failed" I agree.
Saigon  +   526d ago
Took me a while to realize the impact of that. I initially thought it was cool, but then again, it could be a nuance after a while. Other than that, the material posted is almost what we have heard from other rumor reports. Now I want to see this device in action!!!
SilentNegotiator  +   526d ago
Oh look, another "insider sources" article.

yawn
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   526d ago
Just saying silentnegotiator, but the real yawn is a person that comes into said article, just to write that they're bored of seeing/reading said article.

Next Gen is upon us, and people are excited for any kind of info about the new consoles. Even rumor news. It's just fun rumors. And I see that you've already used 2 of your bubbles in an article you don't care for.

Yawn. ;) :P
SilentNegotiator  +   525d ago
Nope, the real yawn is the hottest stories column filling up with made up crap.
deno  +   525d ago
Last thing I need is janet reno or janet napaletano or whatever watching me.

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delboy  +   525d ago
@SilentNegotiator

Last time I checked MS was a American company.
My reply was about the company and I'm right when I say that America is paranoid, according to America everyone is a terrorist.
Now go and disagree with me, and maybe I'll go BOOM.
Psn800  +   525d ago
This is so wrong watching you on camera are they involved in a goverment conspiracy .
Who knows nowadays , there coming to take you away lol ?
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Gamer1982  +   525d ago
Nothing positive really coming out with these xbox rumours unlike playstation rumours where it seems all positive minus the trade in rumour which people are only guessing because of the patent. No rumour leak has actually said they are going to block them.

If Xbox comes with mandatory Kinect I think it could spell the end for MS consoles.. Kinect sold well at launch as poeple thought it could be used for hardcore gaming. This I think in turn has give MS the wrong idea and gamers wont be fooled again.
nirwanda  +   525d ago
20 odd million bought a kinect including me, MS has shot themselves in the foot by downgrading it at the last minute when they took the processors out of it which i bet made a difference to the accuracy.
I don't like the sound of alot of MS's multi tasking either, if i want to play a game i want to focus on that and all this stuff sounds like they will end up with another windows vista
IAmLee  +   525d ago
Kotaku: We make up bullshit so our site gets hits.
j4re  +   525d ago
And isn't the PS4 supposed to ship with an updated PlayStation Eye? What exactly do you think that will be doing? Asshats...
TAURUS-555  +   525d ago
ppl still care about that kinect childish thing ?...unbelievable. as usual microsoft imposing things...
bunt-custardly  +   526d ago
"We know all about the next Xbox".

Umm no you don't you think you do, but you don't.

Ok let's test you, what's the final name of it then?

How will it output 1080p 3D content beyond 24hz via HDMI 1.4a?

Will Xbox Live become a free integrated service?
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Munky  +   526d ago
Your last questions is probably the most important one. If would a huge benefit to MS if they were to make this happen.
HammadTheBeast  +   526d ago
I don't know, they make most of their profit from XBL Gold memberships.
Ju  +   526d ago
Rhetorical question or sarcasm, huh? This will never happen. It would even be more likely you'll get the console free on "contract".
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NegativeCreepWA  +   525d ago
Never going to happen as long as MS is handling all the match making servers(with the exception of EA games). They may not be dedicated, but it still cost a lot of money to handle hundreds of online games, without the Live fee MS would have to shut games down and indie devs wouldn't be able to afford online play in their titles. A lot of people don't seem to realize this, but on other consoles or steam, devs and publishers are renting servers out of their own pocket. It's the only reason I don't complain about paying. And they make too much profit from it of course.
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kneon  +   526d ago
HDMI 1.4 supports 1080p at 60fps, which is enough for 1080p 3D at 30FPS.

Besides the new consoles will likely have the latest HDMI spec which is supposedly coming this year.
bunt-custardly  +   526d ago
erm yeh at 24hz. Have you tried playing a 3D game at 1080p 60fps @ 24hz. Unplayable. This is a limitation of HDMI 1.4
FriedGoat  +   526d ago
You can have 1080p @60hz per eye in checkerboard format over HDMI, I know because I use it.
kneon  +   526d ago
@bunt-custardly

60fps @ 24hz makes no sense whatsoever. Besides that is not the limit of HDMI 1.4. HDMI 1.4 can support 4K at 24fps, but at 1080p it's up to 60fps.

If you need proof just go buy yourself a PS3 or 3D bluray player and some 3D movies.
Prcko  +   526d ago
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zebramocha  +   526d ago
@prcko I'm confused by your comment,are you saying that kinect being mandatory is a good thing for Sony?
TheGamerDood  +   526d ago
he's saying it's going to put off a lot of people and as a result they'll jump ship over to Sony's camp.

F'd up if true.

"Perhaps most importantly, this isn't an optional accessory. It's mandatory. Not only does a Kinect ship with every console, but it must be plugged in and calibrated for the console to even function."

MS where do you get the balls to do this kind of thing, just imagine if Sony made Move mandatory in order to be able to use the PS4. GTFO
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ApolloTheBoss  +   526d ago
People who are disagreeing don't get the joke.
gunnerforlife  +   526d ago
i didnt understand the comment at first :')
That-Guy  +   526d ago
Cha-ching.
krisq  +   525d ago
Haha! I lol'ed at first one :D
Cocozero  +   526d ago
Wow Kinect 2 seems like a massive upgrade, from VGA to 1080p and it can track 6 people at once.

Multitasking games sounds awesome too, the 720 will be a beast.
Wikkid666  +   526d ago
Kinect 1 was never really the issue. The problem was the USB inputs on the original 360s. The ports couldn't support enough throughput.
Ripsta7th  +   526d ago
By looking at the dissagress Sony fanboys arent happy about this Version of kinect being beefd up, they dont even know how it will function!! Im pretty sure it will be beast tho, and we know sony will offer something similar
AngelicIceDiamond  +   526d ago
I dunno I'm 50/50. Kinect is a must to play Durango games yeah that's not good. Mandatory installs I saw that coming I don't care as long as its super fast and it doens't make me wait this time around.

Being able to switch between multiple games at once while already in a current game session sounds cool.

Its Kotaku anyway I don't go by their sources usually. I don't know, feel like I need a coffee break these rumors. I'll stand by my word. I'll only go by what MS announces and nobody else at this time.

People need to understand its just too many rumors flying around allll over the web its hard to even speculate on one.
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knifefight  +   526d ago
Kotaku, take a look at how real investigative journalism (or rumor mongering) is done!
http://n4g.com/news/1171651...
Qrphe  +   526d ago
Agreed!
1080p camera sounds awesome (specially if the 720p EyeToy3 rumor is true). The Kinect 360 is really disappointing as a gaming device, but this new Kinect 2 sounds like a pretty good tool to finally be exploited the right way.
Ju  +   526d ago
It sounds intriguing. Nice specs, I must admit. But I am with AngelicIceDiamond. It seems a little bit forced. I know why they do it: to gain major support. You can only do that if you can guarantee everyone has one.

I didn't like Kinect in the first place. As an add-on, yes, but mandatory? Full Kinect games are not my thing, and where it "adds" features, again, those seem to be forced, or gimmicky. This will now force every developer to come up with at least some feature to justify Kinect is "supported" by the game, no matter how stupid it will be.

The installing is transparent, so I wouldn't be worried about that...but if I'd want to "waste" HDD space, I rather buy the game online anyway. If I'm gonna go buy a disk I'd rather not fill up my HDD. I have a 500GB in my PS3, and guess what, it's full...did never imagine that would happen so fast. But like I said, the only reason I like that is because of the convenience that I don't have to get up and find the game disk...at the same time, one MassEffect DL is 12GB...takes a night.

I am curious how this thing runs. It looks like a nice box. But I fear MS is overloading this thing a little. Consoles were supposed to be lean and mean. Not bloated. I can build me a media center for that.

But specs wise it will be a tight race. We'll see. I'm more a PS guy, and if Sony will be up to the task I'd still go with that. Both will be freaking fast, so it'll be a tougher decision this time.
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VonBraunschweigg  +   526d ago
Scan-em, bag-em & tag-em.
BanBrother  +   526d ago
Sounds like an awful slogan for a Kinect Gears of War lol. I'd copyright that ASAP btw, if Microsoft haven't already lol.
tompoulo  +   526d ago
Our source even claims to have played some Durango games, describing the graphical leap from current-gen console gaming like going from playing Halo 2 on an original Xbox to playing Crysis on a powerful PC.

... Please be true...
bunt-custardly  +   526d ago
This moronic comment they made suggests the person providing the rumor hasn't got a clue.

I'd take the word of Crytek's CEO over some nameless/faceless individual who perhaps wants to make a name for himself on the Internets.
greenpowerz  +   525d ago
So only the rumors about the 720 you like that show it being inferior to PS4 you think might be true, but ones that show the 720 to be a beast is ludicrous.

Some of that info isn't from any source, it being a developer or a insider trader. Some of that info is from the leaked MSFT 720 docs that MSFT had a legal partner removed from most websites. Those specs are old MSFT internal plans that were leaked in the docs.

This dam thing is going to be a beast. Powerful enough to multi task all of MSFT's software products. A Home theater PC hybrid for sure.

MSFT is going to go all out with the new marketshare and money from the success of the 360 to back them up. Being greedy with 360 price cuts to take the massive hit with the 720 price.

The new 360 subsidised payment plan is a precursor test for the 720 due to its more than likely steep priced based on its advanced hardware.
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DERKADER  +   526d ago
That quote doesn't even make sense. How could the graphical leap be from HALO 2 to Crysis on a powerful PC when we already have plenty of console games far more graphically intense than HALO 2.
tompoulo  +   526d ago
The quote meant that the graphical leap from current gen to next gen will be huge. I think that as a big leap as the quote is not possible but i wouldn't mind such a leap... :)
KwietStorm  +   526d ago
The graphical leap from Halo 2 to Crysis. Context.
Munnkyman  +   526d ago
That sentence is what made me this is all crap. No way it's going to be that huge of a leap.
juandren  +   526d ago
Get the lube, Xbox fans, and get ready. If that Kinect thing is true, I don't even know what MS wants to achieve. I am going to assume that Netflix will become pay-per-view-per-person on the Nextbox.

Edit: Before I get labeled as a fanboy, I implore you to look at the bigger picture. The only reason I want PS4 to annihilate the "720" is because I know what gaming will look like at the end of the next generation if MS succeeds in all their little plans. I for one don't want to pay $80 a game and have to pay monthly to play it
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Eldyraen  +   526d ago
Only cool thing I could see about Kinect like this would be as media player and child safety feature. You can already put safety locks in place but if Kinect could recognize people better you could theoretically put time constraints on a child's play time or deny them access to certain features (inappropriate web/app content/camera images), or even have online purchases require the adult to be present.

Granted I don't see it happening but it would be technically possible and some of the few features that would make sense. It all comes down to what they think about as Kinect isn't really bad technology just not designed or used specifically for xbox's original audience.
Pathosverdes3  +   526d ago
Imho the time and content limitations are the parents' responsibility, not to be performed by some external corporation. Manufacturers should leave the decision to the consumers, even though many of them don't know what they are doing.
Eldyraen  +   526d ago
@Parhosverde3: I agree totally, but not all parents go through with what they say or watch their kids as well as they should so the feature could be an option a parent (or any owner) enables much like timers and security can today. Its simply a Kinect evolution of what MS already does with Xbox.
KwietStorm  +   526d ago
If my child in my home needs settings and a technological camera sensor to govern his play time, I have voluntarily failed as a parent.
dubt72  +   526d ago
If the new Xbox paves the way for robots to take over the Earth, I would still prefer it to Sony's spawn...
Dfooster  +   526d ago
I wouldn't worry about the pay per view thing too much. There will be people suing Microsoft left right and centre for charging them for additional users who may have been sat in the same room but not participating in watching the movie. Kinect 2 wont be able to see where your eyes are looking so it can't possibly know if you are watching a movie with someone or not. This technology can't possibly work without causing massive uproar from disgruntled customers.
jdiggitty  +   526d ago
So no more borrowing games either? And I suppose I can't take my copy of Madden 2014 to a friends house and play it on his 720? If I have 2 consoles, do I have to buy 2 copies of a game for $4it sake?! Really not liking where this is heading at all.
Eyeco  +   526d ago
It actually makes sense for microsoft to go all out casual next gen, think about it look at their focus in the last few years, look at the Wii-U it's certainly not appealing to casuals the same way the its predecessor was, really they have every reason to go for the casual approach, its a golden opportunity for them.
Cam977  +   526d ago
Kotaku I see. Guess I won't be reading this article, anyone care to post the details here please?
PtRoLLFacE  +   526d ago
kinect 2 in fact is a laser gun!
MasterCornholio  +   526d ago
OMG teh secret weapon
whoyouwit04  +   526d ago
no read the article
ExCest  +   526d ago
Biased much?
B1663r  +   526d ago
Well for some reason they put a USB 3.0 in it, but then a 50MB a second hard drive. A hard drive so old they had to go back to 1999 to order it. According to the article, the hard drive is only 50MB a second.
Sharius  +   526d ago
i don't understand, ì this is true then why the f*ck we need to play multiple game at once? if they can run 2 account simulationly then is really great (anyone want to boots trophy/archivement will understand what i mean) but i don't see the benefit of running multiples game at once
EffectO  +   526d ago
I think that is more like...you play Skyrim and then seamlessly switch to COD and play it a little, seamlessly switch to Borderlands 2 then go back to Skyrim,etc

No loading times,you just continue playing exactly where you left off.Number of games is obviously in question
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uncharted56  +   526d ago
You are playing a game whose disk is already inserted i your xbox. But now you want to play a game that you downloaded of the xbox live and is stored on your hard drive. Streamless switching between the two titles not having to quit one, lose any progress or anything of that sort.
ABizzel1  +   526d ago
My guess is it's like the Vita or Cell Phones as the article says.

You can play Halo 5, stop mid game and check a how to guide for Halo 5 on youtube, and comeback without ever having to cancel out of the game or needing another device. It's just a goof feature to have.

As far as gaming it's decent for playing Halo, then moving on to play Gears with your friends without having to close out of Halo, so you can start back in the same spot once you're done with Gears.

But this makes me thing that the games will install completely to the HDD, or else there's going to be a need to switch disk. Not all games will be 50GB, but now that both MS and Sony have Blu Ray there will be a lot less compression going on which means most games will be 10+ GB, and that HDD will fill up quickly.

They need to be compatible with 1+ TB HDD in the future.
Eldyraen  +   526d ago
The thing is, if games are expected to look near as good as even PC games from last few years the size of game installs will actually be closer to 20+ quite often so it will fill even faster. 10gb is almost unheard of nowadays on the PC and a few break 30 each year (not just MMOs anymore). If true its only 500 and full installs it won't last long at all. I bet though MS will sell you 1tb+ soon after though ;)
Ju  +   526d ago
Well, that's not gonna work for games if we want games which use the maximum of RAM available. 4 or 8GB is quite a bit.

Unless it is limiting this somewhat, if you switch between games this needs to be saved to the HDD. The Vita can switch between games, but it can't run them at the same time. It can, however, run a game and some apps. My guess it is dependent if that said app can share resources (network, RAM) with the game, and the game does not allocate those exclusively (there, for example some games switch of WiFi - which will disable Skype, for example).

I can see running some "apps" (or services) with the game, but not 2 games at the same time. "Save states" for a games, I can imagine, yes. But not running them at the same time. Console games unlike phone games, run in a fixed environment and like to use every possible resource they can get. I'm curious how much RAM will be available out of the 8GB.

- BTW: Swapping 4GB GDDR5 is faster than 8 from DDR3 (LOL, but bottleneck is the drive, anyway). Just saying. (not serious). I'd expect this to be a common feature of both next gen consoles. Vita already does that, so why wouldn't the console do it (works with messaging, email, skype, etc).
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brettyd  +   526d ago
Kinect mandatory huh? guess who's not buying the next xbox....
M2-  +   526d ago
As if you were planning to buy one in the first place. Trolol.

@brettyd below:
Relevance? That doesn't change anything lol.
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brettyd  +   526d ago
On my 3rd 360, watching netflix on it as i'm typing this.
ceedubya9  +   525d ago
I think that we have to look at it more as being part of the console and not just an accessory. You may not necessarily have to use Kinect to play the games. But, Kinect is a part of the console itself. May have to have it plugged in to use the console, but that may not mean we have always use it when playing something.
Loki86  +   526d ago
People still take Kotaku threads seriously, sigh..
Perjoss  +   526d ago
Hilarious amount of negativity in here :D
Saryk  +   526d ago
I am wanting to know if these new gen systems are going to have full mouse and keyboard support or the ability to play games like Rome Total War II. If they can't, i'll wait!
Dread  +   526d ago
Wow now all the sony fanboys believe what Kotaku has to say.

if this was a sony article, all the sony fanboys would be attacking kotaku as usual.
zebramocha  +   526d ago
So people who like their 360 but not kinect is a fanboy?stop blaming everything on fanboyism.

@negative my point is,he/she can't be that dense to assume everyone loves or hate and by voicing their opinion they must be a fanboy,even if this is n4g.
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NegativeCreep427  +   526d ago
And vice versa.
So what's your point? You do know where you are, don't you?
BlackTar187  +   526d ago
Stop acting like people in here are seriously believeing kotaku as well. Do you even read the comments before you post? its getting so sad. Like 98% of this room is saying stuff with ? and what ifs.

people stop being so sad.

its even worse that no one is saying anything like this seems legit. Its an article from kotaku people are discussing and not even eery seriously and this is the response you give?
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fourOeightshark  +   526d ago
What rumor meter are you looking at?
Gamer39  +   526d ago
Kinect always on?
delboy  +   526d ago
They are looking for Talibans playing flight sims.
Gamer-40  +   526d ago
Awesome game:D
greenpowerz  +   525d ago
Kinect being part of the operating system/Home guide and MSFT's social apps that would make sense. Stop trolling with pointless outrage. Perhaps you can voice control the console in standby or in any other state like playing games even though the game is not kinect enabled but you can still control the console. Friggin fanboys making something out of nothing based on envious hate.

Why the frack are there so many PS3 fanboy trolls tracking xbox 720 news?

LOL at *Kratos_Kills* #24 comment. A super Sony troll not getting a 720

The trolling talking about Kinect and how it's always on is a paranoid reactive excuse trying to hide the real frustration of this rumor/news which are capability and specs.
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BlueTemplar  +   525d ago
Calm down dear, everything will be just fine for you and your beloved MSFT.
TheTwelve  +   526d ago
OF COURSE Kinect will be installed in the next Xbox cmon guys....
DiRtY  +   526d ago
I really like the idea of the installs.
You can put the disc in and play instantly. While you are playing your first 10 minutes of the game, the install happens in the background so you don't even notice.

So it is installed (wit all the benefits) and it plays instantly. Nice idea.
Dfooster  +   526d ago
I don't get this, If a game is installing in the background it is currently reading from the disk. If you are playing a game at the same time then you are also currently reading from the disk so as it hasn't installed yet to be able to read from the HDD. As far as I'm aware a disk can't be read twice at the same time. I smell a rat on this one.
BitbyDeath  +   526d ago
Games like Uncharted are said to do this, which is why there are no load times in the game.

Would be awesome if they make this standard nextgen.
CPTN MITCHELL  +   526d ago
Jajaja and I got the ps4 with the kz4 beta
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   526d ago
I'm not believing anything until I see it. I wouldn't be surprise if Microsoft responds calling BS.
DarthTigra  +   526d ago
Surprised no one mentioned the mandatory game install suggestion. That is the dumbest thing I've heard in a while. What would someone who plays alot of games do? Delete a game every time they run out of space?
uncharted56  +   526d ago
if the game installation is between one to 3 gb I dont see that being a problem since your HDD is 500 gb. Stop making excuses up. PC games have to be installed for a reason too. This will only makes games look and run better on consoles.
DarthTigra  +   526d ago
You really think it'll only be a 1-3 GB install? LOL. Yes it is done on PC's all the time, how many people do you know with 30+ retail pc games? If I wanted a PC I would buy one. Have no problem with them encouraging people to install games but to require every single game you buy to be installed? Nah.
porter470  +   526d ago
I have 190 games on Steam with 177 installed, and their all on 1tb hard drive.
BitbyDeath  +   526d ago
If it functions like the PS3 it'd delete automatically as soon as you exit the game.

God of War and Uncharted both have this functionality built into the game which removes load times.
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DivineAssault  +   526d ago
dont watch porn w it lol
Prodigy-X  +   526d ago
"As we reported a year ago, the new version of the Kinect motion-control sensor array will be included with every Durango sold. The unit seems far superior to the one currently found for the Xbox 360 (or the PC, for that matter."

"Perhaps most importantly, this isn't an optional accessory. It's mandatory. Not only does a Kinect ship with every console, but it must be plugged in and calibrated for the console to even function.

"This requirement is due to the way Kinect has been integrated with the Durango; because every console can be guaranteed of having the camera, developers can now program every game with the peripheral in mind."

"It's also because the Kinect will always be watching you."

WOW!!!! didn't see that coming *rolls eyes*
The_Infected  +   526d ago
Haha this is just crazy. I'll be going with PS4 for sure. They can shove this Kinect crap.

"It's also because the Kinect will always be watching you. The new version of the camera is able to track up to six individual "skeletons" in the same room at all times. This has clear gameplay implications, such as allowing a game to instantly identify a person, but could also be related to a recently-patented Microsoft system for monitoring and maybe even charging users based on who is watching what."
PFFT  +   525d ago
No surprise there. If your name and Avatar dont scream Sony Fanboy i dont know what does.....
The_Infected  +   525d ago
^
Anyone that would like Kinect watching your every move and being mandatory is crazy. Yea I like PS4 better from what I heard so far. Btw even if I was a 360 fanboy I'd sure as hell not fall for their crap again with the new Xbox. Their just greedy and Kinect is just stupid IMO.

If MS dropped Kinect, got way more exclusive games, and made Xbox Live free then maybe I'd give them a chance but I doubt it.
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PFFT  +   525d ago
I agree with you on that one. But then again so far most of the so called,"LEAKS" have been nothing but rumors. I for one will wait till both unveil their consoles and the games before i make my decision as to which system ill be buying first.
JeffGUNZ  +   525d ago
All this RUMOR is saying is that kinect will have to plugged in. I am sure you can operate the dashboard and switch between content by voice commands. Doesn't mean you have to play a game using Kinect.
ziggurcat  +   526d ago
classic kraptaku BS.

down voted this garbage article.

edit: there's simply no way that they would make a peripheral mandatory to be able to use your console.
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hobohunterz  +   526d ago
So which console is it again that you dont need an input peripheral to use?
PS4OUR  +   526d ago
Kotaku's credibility is questionable at best so i would completely understand Sony and other console fans scepticism of this information.
Jek_Porkins  +   526d ago
Sigh.....seems like we cant get away from rumors from an "unnamed source" these days. Seems to me that it'll be better to wait and hear what the next Xbox has from Microsoft, not someone who wont even identify themselves.

To those bashing the next Kinect, we know the next Xbox will release with it, get over it. The Wii U launched with a Gamepad that has a camera on it, and the PS4 is rumored to launch with the next PS Eye which is supposed to support voice commands and the like as well.

I'm more interested in finding actual facts and those wont be revealed until the companies decide to do so.
uncharted56  +   526d ago
You do realize if he identifies himself he can get himself in trouble legally. Plus the fact that he tried to actually sell a dev kit puts gives him some credibility, no matter how stupid it is of him to try and sell that kit since it could land him in trouble.
Jek_Porkins  +   526d ago
Well the fact that he has an Ebay account and Paypal, Microsoft could have easily let people know who he was if they really thought he had some real information.

I'd stick by what the official documents said more than some random person claiming to have these things. I didn't believe it back then, I don't believe it now.

His name is obviously known and Microsoft doesn't really seem to care or take it seriously.

I could list dev kits on Ebay, take them down before the auction ends and say Microsoft intervened too. It doesn't mean I'm legit.
IronFistChinMi  +   526d ago
The only thing I'd have a problem with, is the charging per person to watch a movie. Although I doubt it would affect me as I live in a 2 person household.

My current Kinect is always on, so no change there, but it occasionally picks up a noise from a program I'm watching and pauses/rewinds it. They need to improve that.

App-juggling sounds great and I hope that's true. Sports/driving game + Music app = win.

Can't wait for the full reveal!
Nodoze  +   526d ago
Kinect always on?? LOL!! F that noise.
Fyflin  +   526d ago
Can't wait to see full game multi tasking in action but it also raises questions. Each game requires an install which you can currently also do on the 360, but at the moment you are still required to keep the disk in the drive.

If Durango can multi task games does this confirm that once a game is installed you won't be able to sell it/let somebody borrow it? otherwise how can it multi task retail disk based games?
Wikkid666  +   526d ago
Multi tasking doesn't mean multi games. Means pull up facebook, twitter, or maybe even video apps, etc.
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Fyflin  +   526d ago
From the article:
"The Durango is said to also allow games to be put into "suspend" and "constrained" states, which seemingly allow users to pause a game, switch to a second game, then return to the first game without losing their place, provided game developers follow some Microsoft protocols"

I assumed multi tasking with apps would be a launch feature (pause a game, check facebook, check a web page, watch a couple of episodes on netflix and then switch back to the game etc) but I'm very interested in multi tasking between games. I like the idea of being able to spend a couple of hours in something like Skyrim and then flick over to Halo for a few online games at the touch of a button and then head back whenever I want, with no going back to the dashboard or anything in between. Kinda like changing channels on TV.
ArmrdChaos  +   526d ago
Sounds like something smartglass was made for?
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