Roundup of all the latest Xbox 720 rumors that have a high probability of being in the console when it launches.
my prediction is...."download only" and cloud services"
Yeah, it will include physical games, just don't expect to be able to sell them, take them to a friend's house, borrow them, or buy them used. Everyone seems to have these pie in the sky predictions that these consoles with massive specs will be 300-400 bucks. Are people high on acid? Yeah probably, because Sony and M$oft will have to be if they think they're going to stay profitable taking massive losses on next gen consoles after the financial disaster that was this overspending current gen trying to damage each other.
5. It might require always-on internet and/or block used games. That would kill the xbox brand.
Only an idiot would believe those rumors. A majority of Xbox owners don't even pay for Xbox Live Gold, so why would they force roughly 40% of it's consumer base to have internet always connected? Not to mention Microsoft, and Sony have no issue with used games. That's EA, they think it "kills sales" even though it costs more for a person to buy am EA game used, so they're forced to by it new anyways. Both fake rumors that can easily be dismissed.
Both Sony and Microsoft were on track to get rid of used games a while back, there is a reason why that rumor exists. Sony just recently stated that they are not going to get rid of the ability to play used games.. When asked they stated, "we are going to do the right thing." Now it's time to see if Microsoft will also back out of the idea of riding gamers of used games or not...
All we know for sure is it will have 2 X's a B and an O in the name.
O.O But what if it is actually called Durango? lol
lol Durango sounds like a car. lol actually I think it is a car by Dodge. Durango does sound better than 720 tough.
Well then at least he got the "O" right.
Durango = Internal project name, nothing else. More than likely the name is just going to be xbox or Xbox
I don't think the always-on internet would bother me at all tbh, but I can't say the same for other people. If I had a bad internet connection I'm sure I'd be changing my tune. I'm against MS blocking used games, but I don't think they are that stupid. That's console suicide. I don't buy many used games, but I would still like the option to do so. This Kinect 2.0 worries me a little. Being included with every new Xbox is just driving the total cost up, seems excessive for something I have utterly no interest in ever using. Hopefully it won't have to be on in order for the console to function. Again, all just rumors for now. Hope every one of them is false.
I think the always-on internet is probably where consoles are headed, just not sure if it's the 8th gen that needs to do it. I don't think MS is going to block used games, esp. since it doesn't really hurt MS when used games are sold (unless they are the publisher). Plus, it would worsen relationships with retailers like Gamestop. Looking forward to see the specs of the next-gen MS console. Things are getting very interesting.
1.23TFlops vs 1.84TFlops... Thats a big difference. On the GPU side thats 12CUs vrs 18CU's... I dont think Msft would allow such parity. The PS3 and 360 are about 0.23TFlops respectively. I hope msft knows the extent of going "always on" internet in 2013.. in 2020.. fine.. But, I have many friends overseas that have shoddy internet, in Australia where it disconnects when theres lots of traffic and in Europe also. Always On is risky business in todays world.. I hope this rumor isnt true.
I enjoy every system for different reasons but some of the rumors about the nextbox would definitely keep me from buying one if they turn out to be true. I don't care about kinect. I will never consider it more than a gimmicky add on just to show off what they can do with technology nowadays. Always online doesn't bother me much as I have a solid connection but a lot of people dont. The blocking used games rumor would be the dealbreaker for me because I cant afford to pay 60 bux for every game I want to play. I play too many games to have to pay full price for every title and frankly there's too many games that are worth playing, but not worth 60 bux. I hope these rumors are just ms checking with the gaming community to see what their reaction is and what they'll be able to get away with.
A used game blockage could not and will not happen - places such as gamestop would be out of business - also think about all of the places that RENT video games - they would have to stop also - think you can go to a redbox and rent a game and wait for a 'new' code to be printed out each time the game is rented just so it can be played?! Those machines couldnt do it now. How about Gamefly??!! they will not produce sub-sets of the game with anti-code-required technology built in to cater those guys - it would be insane and not to mention I could imagine the repercussions of such a move. These companies would have their lawyers going crazy. People get so hyped up on rumors its ridiculous.
There is no way in hell it will have a always on internet connection or block used games. If that happens ms can kiss good bye all the hard work the 360 has earned. Ibuy my games new but I often give my son my games or buy him used games sometimes. I'd still buy the 720 if these rumors were true but I'm not to sure it would be my primary console.
Anyone else tired of basically the same exact articles, with the same exact "theories" day after day? Can't people just wait till they officially announce something?
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