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Submitted by thechosenone 1031d ago | rumor

Exclusive: Microsoft's next Xbox will take over your TV, interact with your cable box

Microsoft is investing in TV in a big way with its next Xbox console as part of a fight for the living room. Multiple sources familiar with the company's Xbox plans have revealed to The Verge that Microsoft will introduce a feature that lets its next-generation console take over a TV and set-top box in a similar way to Google TV.

We understand that the next Xbox will require an online connection to use the entertainment services, allowing them to be always-on for streaming and access to TV signals. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

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MariaHelFutura  +   1031d ago | Intelligent
This is all just weird. I want a gaming console, not a remote for my tv. Hopefully this is all the DRM is used for.
Skips  +   1031d ago | Intelligent
"Hopefully this is all the DRM is used for."

This is MICROSOFT bro. Same people who get away with charging for half of a game you've ALREADY payed for, and charging you to use services you're ALREADY paying for.

Same people who treat devs like crap when they don't get what they want. lol

So yea, doubt it.
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Yi-Long  +   1031d ago | Intelligent
Hmmmmmyeahhhhhh..... good luck with that, Microsoft.....
... but I just want a cool gaming console which main focus is GAMES, so it won't be MY TV you'll be taking over...
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Campy da Camper  +   1031d ago | Well said
It sucks being old. I could not care less about all this social interactive crap. I could not care less about motion controls. I don't want a camera on me. I just want to play MGS, Infamous, Fallout, etc in peace with high frame rate and in true 1080p.

Is that so much to ask? I will buy a good game new so DRM to an extent does not bother me. Psplus let's me try a game out so I'm good to go

So far ps4 is getting my money. With games like infamous and the last of us I am supporting Sony. Keep all face tracking, head counting, automatic pausing out of my life. Just give me quality games please!
fr0sty  +   1031d ago
Seems like the "less focus on gaming, more focus on entertainment" and "always on" rumors are fitting right in with their actual roadmap more and more each time another one of these leaks happen. I could see a few of them being fakes, but they're all echoing each other from different sources each time.
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Waller  +   1031d ago

How does Microsoft charge you for half of a game you've already paid for? I think you're confusing Microsoft with Electronic Arts.

I'll admit that the Gold for Netflix and the like is a bit much, but don't bash them because you don't play Xbox.
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dmeador  +   1031d ago

What do you meaning by charging for half of a game you've already paid for?
SHORYUKEN  +   1031d ago
Hah. Seems like they throw the white flag and want to change their console business plan.

Make the xbox a setup box entertainment system that could play Kinect games.

They giving up the hardcore gamers. Sony winning the hardcore audience.
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sikbeta  +   1031d ago
MS knows how to play the game, they're not aiming just to gamers, they want the living room all alone for themselves ;)
Why o why  +   1031d ago | Helpful
What sonic means is you cannot play the multiplayer section/component of the game you've already paid for without paying for live even if you didn't use xgame chat or any of the bells and whistles its locked. You also cannot use netflix, a service you've already paid for without live. The reason bbc iplayer isnt allowed on xbox is because microsoft wont let silver members have it, only gold. Thats against bbc's policy as its paid for out of our tv licence so guess wont get it at all....a free service, just because ms want to charge for using a free service
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Belking  +   1031d ago
We'll see how how you all feel when you have to pay for Gaikai services. If you don't like xbox or where MS is going with it, then it's simple.....don't buy it.
Skips  +   1031d ago
@Waller and dmeador

What Why o Why said. Microsoft charges what PC, PS3, Wii U etc. all do for FREEEEEEEEE.........



Netflix, Hulu, etc. etc.

IF I BUY A NEW GAME FOR $60 bucks. I should be able to access ALL of the content, both SP and MP. I have to pay $60 a year ($40 if you know where to look), ON TOP OF THE $60 bucks I already spent.

Online passes ar already included in new purchases. So, in essence, they are MUCH worse than EA. lol


Gaikai isn't basic online. Just FYI. It's a CRAP LOAD TON more than that. lol

Something I DOUBT Sony will force their users to subscribe to, just simply play games online.

Doesn't PC do online MP for their games (Except MMO's of course) for free?..............

Yea, thought so.
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Zhipp  +   1031d ago
Funny that you should say that, because it's rumored that M$'s 99$ "Stingray" will be just that. It's supposedly launching alongside the more expensive Nextbox.
MysticStrummer  +   1031d ago
@Waller and dmeador - It means you buy a game, and then rent the online part from Microsoft.
BattleAxe  +   1031d ago
"MariaHelFutura + 9h ago
This is all just weird. I want a gaming console, not a remote for my tv. Hopefully this is all the DRM is used for.
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Welp, looks like 24 Microsoft fanboys prefer to watch TV rather than play video games.
omi25p  +   1031d ago
You mean like dropping developers because the publisher failed to advertise the game. I.E playstation All Star Battle Royal
bakasora  +   1031d ago
Nope it doesn't. Because I didn't buy one.
Why o why  +   1031d ago
'You mean like dropping developers because the publisher failed to advertise the game. I.E playstation
All Star Battle Royal'

Is that all you've got compare what sony has done to developers versus microsoft. pull your head out lad. Sony are no angels but to highlight them whilst forgetting Microsoft is reaching especially since there have been articles on n4g regarding the same subject matter recently.
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DanyBrown  +   1031d ago
How is that going to work outside of the US were the standards for set top boxes are different and change from country to to country is this just another box designed for the American audience that will come to Europe without most of those media features just like the 360(no netflix no espn no etc)
PeaSFor  +   1031d ago
i already have a pvr for my cable and i already have .torrents for my tv series, now if MS want to sell me a console, they better forget about all that tv/cable box silly aspect and SHOW ME GAMING RELATED MATERIAL!
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Saigon  +   1031d ago
i get it, but again, this shows a push towards the casual market. The casuals would love this feature. Gamers on the other had, look at it as a gimmick. the sad part is that I see the potential but there is a great risk involved.

What happens, if no one catches on to this concept? Seriously, and I will get disagrees with this comment, IMHO the Wii U is not selling well because most people do not know it is a new console, they think is something extra added to the already established Wii. Nintendo should have gave it a different name. Now MS is trying to invade the home as the central entertainment device, what if people are not interested with this concept?
Nodoze   1031d ago | Trolling | show
fr0sty   1031d ago | Trolling | show
rainslacker  +   1031d ago

Currently there are so many different implementations of all these "extra" features, that it's hard for the consumer to really get on board. For the most part, I don't think most consumers are going out asking for these services, they are just there, either through their new TV, cable box, media devices, etc, and they are kind of handy for some, and an annoyance to others.

I don't see anything wrong with trying to get into this market while it's new. Honestly it's better than waiting until one gets a majority foothold of the market share, but for the time being the risk is really high. There is a lot of competition, and despite Xbox's success it still has a long way to go before people stop seeing it as a game machine.

This is one of those things where a unified platform is much better for the consumer. Having a baseline standard is much easier to develop this technology, and make it beneficial for the consumer. MS is well known for making many things the norm in this regard, so it does bode well for them that they could set a standard.

None of this really has anything to do with gaming though, and if this is all true then it's going to really be hard to define what exactly the Xbox is.

That being said, this move seems like it's definitely geared towards the US market. I'd imagine multiple territories would be a huge headache in terms of getting content, not to mention the many different standards that exist around the world when it comes to service. Some of the less profitable areas would be starved for content, and may just opt to stay with their normal cable service. If Xbox was on their radar, then it would come down to if it offered the game play that they wanted.

Edit: this also makes me wonder about the 3 minute rumor that your xbox becomes useless if disconnected from the internet. Seems a lot of people would be extremely annoyed over that since cable service is generally much more reliable than internet service.
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nukeitall  +   1031d ago
Yup, and you had PCs for online gaming, as well as PC for gaming prior to consoles popularity, but look how the market shifted towards consoles.

Point being, the world is bigger than just you. Deal with it!
NewMonday  +   1031d ago
we all now how Google TV turned out.

Edit:"Kinect will detect multiple people simultaneously, including the ability to detect eye movement to pause content when a viewer turns their head away from a TV"

in soviet Russia, THE TV WATCHES YOU!

..stolen from Godmars290 ..
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Software_Lover  +   1031d ago
funny, lolo!!
ichimaru  +   1031d ago
....that feature actually sounds impressive lol
hesido  +   1031d ago
So Kinect makes you watch a disgusting scene, you just can't turn your head away :)

I'm sure the feature is optional tho.
bullymangLer  +   1031d ago
hua haa. Nintendo sure know how to inspire them.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1031d ago
"interact with your cable box"


Gamers rejoice!!

They seem to be as serious as sony about core gaming!

In an alternate universe of course.

God I hope everything but xbox can get away from MS some day. Poor pc gamers need OpenGl standard now!.

But honesty I hope xbox has the same success as windows 8.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1031d ago
@Shutup Sonic and Yi Long

Awww here we go the fanboys are going back to there original propaganda now that the whole DRM console rumor is pretty much outta the mix.

Now your excuse is "MS needs to focus on games blah, blah, yadda, yadda again. The last I check its not E3 season, WAIT till E3. "It'll be Kinect again." Sure, with unannounced hardcore games. Highly possible Games such as

Lions Heads new Ip or Fable MMO
Cryteks Ryse
Alan Wake 2
Rares New Ip
Black tusks new Ips
Epics new Ip

And those are highly likely's we know nothing about MS other new studios they opened up.

Let me add some devs that could be at MS E3

CD Projectz
Respawn Enteratinment

So you guys got nothin to counter.

Man you fankids will find any excuse and find any viable reason to complain. Y'all never give up do you?
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rainslacker  +   1031d ago
How is DRM console out of the mix? None of this means that it still couldn't do what everyone is complaining about. This move is just a reason to add another element into the mix in the guise of something else.

It's been a common theme for quite some time that MS needs to focus on games. It isn't a reversal and spin because one article discussing something unrelated to games shows what the always on could be used for.
Zhipp  +   1031d ago
Honestly, I kind of expected Nintendo's TVii to be exactly this, and was kind of disappointed when it wasn't. I don't really see how this is a bad thing, anyway. So it can interact with your cable box. You don't have to use the feature if you don't want to.
waltercross  +   1031d ago
I Don't see the new XBOX being able to Interact with every cable box out there, so some people will have to buy a new Cable box if they want that feature. I also Expect MS to make there own Cable Box Called Micro Box.....LOL...hadda throw that in. ;)
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Ben Dover  +   1030d ago

Everything you listed in your post is pure speculation and you act as if that's the truth. Pretty pathetic of you if you ask me..
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1031d ago

It pretty much answers the question about the "Always On console"

Put the pieces together. Always on connected console MS TV features.

MS has said nor leaked nothing regarding videos games, just wait till E3 season.
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Darrius Cole  +   1031d ago
Gotta go with Sonic on that one. Post 1.1

Don't expect Microsoft to change now. Expect them to do what they have always done, charge you for things you have already paid for.
thechosenone  +   1031d ago
"Kinect will detect multiple people simultaneously, including the ability to detect eye movement to pause content when a viewer turns their head away from a TV"

What came to mind when I read the above

and I'm sure this feature will work especially well while watching commercials. lol
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nosferatuzodd  +   1030d ago
Samsung galaxy s4 is already doing this with the scroll with you're eyes and all that damn Microsoft is that desperate .

Next there going to charge you for Xbox live ,charge you to use there device to watch cable, charge for how many people using kinect they should named it
Cablebox 720
KiLLUMiNATi_89  +   1031d ago
But I think it's a smart idea tho... S4G will always disagree with anything Ms does... I really see no big issue with this at all... Lets just wait and see how it plays out....
iGamerZero24  +   1031d ago
There clearly going a different route than Sony , I wish them luck cause I'll be getting a PS4 day one and the next Xbox doesn't look good if these rumors come true
NateCole  +   1031d ago
Again as i said before. MS is focusing on Google more so than Sony come next gen.

How this will impact the gaming aspect and how they fare against Sony is remained to be seen.

It's a very big gamble MS is taking here. A middle of the road approach is very dangerous because you might end up being a jack of all trade but a master of nothing.

There is no question that MS is not doing too well against Apple and Google. It is obvious that MS is now going to use the xbox in their fight against them.

All of these living room features i hear is what is already done easily on PC and mobile. I would even say the TV is becoming less and less important now with the prevelent of mobile devices that are essentially pocket PC that is always online.

The same thing happend to phone landlines when cellphone came along. People like convenience of having their own screen/device that is free from the confines of a living room. This is where technology is heading. Mobile and internet(cloud). Not the living room as MS seems to be betting on.

The exception is console gaming and i put the emphasis on gaming. Console gaming will always have to be in the house anything other than that will not be console gaming.

We shall see.
baodeus  +   1031d ago

1. Can MS use the xbox as a central hub to provide cross functionality (smart glass) to everything (TV, mobile devices) allowing the consumer to access contents anywhere,anytime? Didn't MS already stated that they wanted to unified everything (xbox, tv,phone, mobile devices)? If they say they want to take over your living room, it means that you will be confined to your living room only? For some reason, you guys have a very limited view on anything. Like if they say they are doing this, that means they can't do anything else beside just what they told you (and in this case, they still haven't reveal/confirm anything). That is a very narrow minded view.

2. Does everyone actually prefer watching TV/movies on the go instead of on the big screen tv? What do people use mobile devices for mostly? (serf the web, check email, check facebook, play games, watch some youtube vid, read some news, stream some music, you know something quick. Do you think it is convenient to watch 2 hrs long movie on the go with battery inefficiency,limited data plans, and on a small viewing screen? Why do you think watching movie on the old psp on the go didn't take off back then?

3. Do you think that MS goal/motive is also the current goal/motive for every other businesses as well, including sony (gaikai implementation)?

4. Some key points for current economic trend:
- convenient (instant access to contents/information/etc... anywhere, anytime)
- Speed (how fast you can deliver content to consumer)
- Content, content, and contents
- Social/communication features

If you want to stay relevant, you have to expand because if you just focus on one thing, and your competitor also have what you have (even if it doesn't cater to a certain minority group), but they also provide something else on top, then what about you? That is the current economic situation, and for some reason, you guys don't understand that what everyone is doing (MS, Sony, Apple, Google, etc...) is mandatory. Business is hard and not as simple as just a gaming console.
TheXonySbox  +   1031d ago
MS is focusing on Google more so than Sony come next gen
Are you serious? LMFAO

This has to be the most dense thing i've ever read on N4G. M$ biggest competitor is Sony in the console venu, that will NEVER change thus M$ focus will never change either.

Where do you learn your info from? Please stop using it.
chaos-lockheart  +   1031d ago
it better not take over MYYY TV
delboy  +   1031d ago
A box full with features, and with BC, somehow I lost my interest in ps4.
Ron_Danger  +   1031d ago
To lose something, you must have it in the first place.
Eddie20101  +   1031d ago
Tell the truth, were ever interested in PS4?

Sounds like a bad attempt at manipulation.

You @##$# need to grow up no matter your real age.
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solidjun5  +   1031d ago
you never had it in the first place. Your fanboyism prevented from having said interest.
RealtorMDandDC  +   1030d ago
@Delboy... Sorry bud no BC....
ALLWRONG  +   1031d ago
"This is all just weird. I want a gaming console, not a remote for my tv"

Well, I guess you should skip the PS4 and throw away your PS3. Seeing how the entertainment features are pretty much identical to what all other consoles offer.

Do PS fanboys ever think before they comment?
kenshiro100  +   1031d ago
What does the PS3/PS4 have to do with this? They're still gaming consoles. They still play games. We don't even know what's going on with Microsoft's new console right now. It just seems as if they're drifting further and further away from what made their console popular in the first place.

You can't use those two consoles as an example and say 'its the same thing'.

solidjun5  +   1031d ago
Do you read before you comment?
kenshiro100  +   1031d ago
If this is true, then I am skipping the 720 (whatever its called) just like I skipped the 360 with its RROD.
fuff115  +   1031d ago
just READ This guys,
3-4-5  +   1031d ago
This makes me want it less.

I want my tv/cable to be separate from my Gaming.
Psn800  +   1031d ago
I Only Want A Gaming Console ?
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TheXonySbox  +   1031d ago
Obviously people want it for JUST gaming on a GAMING website. Reality is i see people using it for media, netflix even youtube ALL THE TIME.

Thus microsoft has market samples, they know its a proper direction and I agree. Consoles are basically low end PCs so they may as well make them advanced enough to do some great things. People use them for more then just games.

More is better. Less is worse.
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UnwanteDreamz  +   1030d ago
Yes and no. Is it better to get more features if you get less games? Not saying that will happen but it is posible
famoussasjohn  +   1030d ago
Think of it as an additional option. Microsoft has been wanting the Xbox to be an entertainment system, as you can see with the latest additions to the current Xbox. This will just be one additional feature you can use on top of being a gaming console. Based on this rumor, it's not just going to be a gaming console, it will a lot more than just a gaming experience, and I'm completely fine with that.

Do you really think if they release a console that is half assed for gaming?
TAURUS-555  +   1030d ago
lol MS has no idea what theyre doing. now they want ppl to interact with i thought the 720 was a gaming console...
stage88  +   1030d ago
It certainly WON'T be taking over mine.
nosferatuzodd  +   1030d ago
Weird indeed and how much to use such a feature
With Microsoft money means everything like how they charge you to play with games u already purchased online with Internet you already paid for can you imagine.

You're going to of to pay for you're cable pay Microsoft to use you're cable through their
U I then pay for xboxlive pay for Netflix no thanks
yewles1  +   1031d ago
Oh dear...
Sarobi  +   1031d ago
Oh dear x2..
Qrphe  +   1031d ago
Although this is what I was hoping TVii truly was, I'd take TVii any day over A Nightmare on DRM Street: The Console
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   1031d ago
Why bother doing this over gaming features I mean ok some of the cable stuff can be cool but its never going to replace people using their proper cable when they wanna watch tv , I have to use my 360 just for the sky player so I can watch free sky sports but thats only because its small and easier to set up than my laptop in my living room, so im of course forced to pay for xbl to use the sky player and thats the problem I would have with any of their cable features your still paying xbl to use them over your cable sub.
Jek_Porkins  +   1031d ago
It's options, and they will have the same gaming features Sony and Nintendo offer, and 90+% of the same exact games as the PS4, so why not go after a broader audience if you can?

I use my Xbox 360 for just about everything as it is, when they added ESPN on there I was in heaven, so many games, sports and other events to watch for free!

Microsoft has a ton of money, the most first party studios and they are aiming to take over people's living with it!
MariaHelFutura  +   1031d ago
Paying for online does not equal the same gaming features as everyone else. PC, Nintendo, Sony or iOS.
MariaHelFutura  +   1031d ago
MSs first party studios (from wiki)
343 Industries – Halo series
Connected Experiences – Untitled Project – Design Large scale multiplayer title and help other first party studios
Good Science Studio – Kinect Adventures, Kinect Fun Labs
Kids and Lifestyle Entertainment – Next generation fitness project
Microsoft Studios – Los Angeles – Next generation core cinematic title
Microsoft Studios – Mobile Gaming – ilomilo
Microsoft Studios – Redmond Publishing – Overseeing and co-developing multiple projects in conjunction with third party development studios
Platform Next Studios – Next generation core title
Playful Learning – Next generation family project
Skybox Sports – Next generation sports project
Turn 10 Studios – Forza Motorsport series
Twisted Pixel Games – The Gunstringer, LocoCycle
Xbox Live Productions – South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play!, South Park: Tenorman's Revenge, Avatar Kinect

Lionhead Studios – Fable series, Black & White series, Unannounced MMO-like New IP - (2 team studio - Concurrent development of Fable: The Journey, Fable Heroes and an unannounced next generation title)
Lift London – Multiple Cloud Based gaming projects
Rare Ltd. – Banjo-Kazooie series, Viva Piñata series, Perfect Dark series, Kinect Sports series- (3 team studio - Concurrent development of various titles)
Soho Productions – Kinect Sesame Street TV
Press Play – Max: The Curse of Brotherhood[25]

BigPark – Joy Ride series, Kinect Sports: Season Two
Black Tusk Studios – Untitled Project - (an unannounced next generation title)
Microsoft Studios Victoria – Untitled Project
Non Game Development

Microsoft Studios – Sentient Team Working with internal and external teams and sharing new technologies[26]
Microsoft Studios – Skype Xbox Engineering Team Bringing Skype communication software to Xbox platforms through Xbox Live[27]
Microsoft Studios – Games Testing Organization Responsible for games and entertainment testing; from crash processing, telemetry and data visualization, to automating Xboxes[28]
just_jeff  +   1031d ago
this started off as a good post until... "the most first party studios." Is that even true? That's an actual question cause I don't know. I always thought, especially this gen, that MS focused on 3rd party DLC timed exclusives and that it was Sony who invested heavily in 1st party.
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MariaHelFutura  +   1031d ago
Personally, I would rather have PSN and PS+ for a year, over XBL allowing me to use my existing internet connect, since it's basically the same price. But hey, that's me....
amiga-man  +   1031d ago
I would just like to point out that 90% of my PS3 game collection is actually made up of the 10% of games only available on the PS3 and all without paying the online tax M$ charge.
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Saigon  +   1031d ago

Looking at that list, i am looking at their gaming focus. It shows, MS focus, Casuals. I see nothing that points to Core Gamers. i am sorry people I think MS has turned for the worst, and this is disappointing for me to write. But maybe I am wrong. maybe I don't see the bigger picture. I truly hope this is not the case. i hope the event in May or E3 clears up this nonsense because i am sick of trying to figure this mess out.
KwietStorm  +   1031d ago
For free? o_O
Ron_Danger  +   1031d ago
@ Jek

I don't think you know what the word "free" means.
just_jeff  +   1031d ago

Live or PS+... I have neither! I only know what I've read about both services.

Here's what I've heard.

Live, awesome online support (don't know what that means or what that entails) and crossgame chat (?) where you can be playing a game, online or not, and talk to your buddies.

PS+, downloads take longer than they should. no crossgame chat... FREE games every month discounts at the PSN store.

I have no idea if Live gives you free games or discounts (?) but I know PS+ does. From my perspective, I can be cheap at times, value wise... PS+ looks like a better deal, right?

Good Online Infrustructure Vs. Free games
Why o why  +   1031d ago
'Microsoft have a ton of money'

Yet they have to slow down for the next gen when the company that doesn't have a ton of money didn't. Look up the term, now tell me what these studios you speak of are doing for you since kinects release
Qrphe  +   1031d ago
>for free

If only
dantesparda  +   1031d ago

I am so sick and tired of fanboys always spreading bullsh!t, PSN is NOT, i repeat NOT! slower than XBL. They are the same speed, i have both and they both will download games and demos at the full speed of my internet service. I know cuz i can test it, and they both download at full speed.

Also, there are barely any discounts on XBL, whereas there is a ton of discounts on PSN, even without a PS Plus account. And Plus practically gives away games, I've counted over 70 i got from Plus in one year. I dont have the time (and am running out of space) to play them all

XBL does have party chat which allows 8 people chat at once while they play any game and will also allow you to all go into a game together, provided the game has that many slots open. Another nice feature that Live has that PSN doent is voice messaging, which allows you to record yourself for 15 secs and send that as your message, PSN doesnt have this, so you can only text message each other (although PS3 has predictive text while 360 doesnt)
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waltercross  +   1031d ago
They're both pretty equal in Studio numbers.
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Nodoze  +   1031d ago
Imagine the glowing red hot Xbox720 console that now needs to be turned on 24 hours per day. Who wants to place wagers on the number of house fires these things are going to cause?

Perhaps the dongle will be 4x the size of the 360 dongle. LOL.

Beta testers wanted.
GetSnooked  +   1031d ago
Do you really think they are just going to let their next console go through the same problem? If you pushed a pul-door, do you never learn from the mistake?
In that case (yep I'm going there)Sony probably hasn't learned their lesson from being hacked and shutting servers down for a month.

See how your logic works? Well you probably don't cause their ain't no logic in your argument.
The_Infected  +   1031d ago
Wtf is is going on with the next gen Xbox? Is it even a gaming console anymore? All we hear about is everything except games.
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CommonSenseGamer  +   1031d ago | Interesting
We have not had pure gaming consoles for some time now. Even the PS1 could be used as a CD player. Hybrid devices are now the norm, its just a fact of life. If Sony had integrated its PlayTV into the PS3 Slim then I'm guessing integrated TV and PVR would have been embraced by fanboys.
The_Infected  +   1031d ago
Yea we haven't had a pure gaming console for a while like you said but your're missing the point Sony has games and they put them first and formost and with Microsofts next gen consoles it looks like its all about entertainment with games being pushed to the side.
KwietStorm  +   1031d ago
I don't know what a "pure" gaming system is, and I don't know why people keep using it in arguments, but I know the features of said system shouldn't define it. If that were the case, any smartphone available today would not be a "pure" phone. But so what? The difference is the *focus* on gaming that Sony has been very upfront about for some time now, and very aggressively recently. Microsoft, not so much.
DuneBuggy  +   1031d ago
Yeah Sony did kind of pioneer the whole "hybrid device" gaming console. I remember talking my wife into a Ps2 because "we need to go ahead and get one of those new DVD players anyway". That and a big draw to the PS3 was that it doubles as a Blu ray player. No biggie now, but DVD and Blu ray players used to cost some bucks!
If MS has all these big plans and some do not care for it, hows that different from Sony's "It only does everything?" ad campaign?
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Gamer-40  +   1031d ago
Yes, it is a gaming console for 21st century. You thought Ps4 only a pure and simple gaming console than Ps1?

Many Facebook and social options/Eye camera for ps4, same.
What are you talking about?
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Rusty515  +   1031d ago
Don't worry. The new Xbox will destroys the Ps44. We get halo. And call of duty dlc early. What now playstation? UMAD BRO?!?
tinezedw  +   1031d ago
Are u being serious?
Rip-Ridah  +   1031d ago
MysticStrummer  +   1031d ago
"The new Xbox will destroys the Ps44"

This says so much, but

"We get halo. And call of duty dlc early. What now playstation? UMAD BRO?!?"

is the icing on the cake.

Delicious! You can have Halo and the entire Call of Duty series from now until the end times. I'll still buy a PS44 instead of a 1080.
Eddie20101  +   1031d ago

Are you MAD?

Are you being brainwashed?

Does Microsoft have electrodes attached to your nads?

Have your Nads dropped yet?
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Rusty515  +   1031d ago
Have anyone of y'all ever heard of sarcasm? Damn...
kenshiro100  +   1031d ago
Maybe you should have used the /s. D:
hesido  +   1031d ago
People can't get thickest of sarcasm on the net (There are even people taking seriously which even have banners stating the site is a joke gaming news site.)

It's easy to miss the sarcasm on your post as there are actual people who would seriously say what you posted :)
GetSnooked  +   1031d ago
All you hear from """"Rumour s"""" is that it isn't a gaming console. Has Microsoft commented and confirmed any of it? No.
So maybe it's smart to wait until Microsoft (the company that knows what's in the Xbox) to comment on it because these people making the rumours don't actually know the truth.
Would you rather make a decision on what people 'speculate' it is or would you rather wait and find out for sure?
Now I don't know about you but I would definitely wait and find out.
Letros  +   1031d ago
Wonder if they will bundle these with cable company contracts, your choice: DVR model 1, DVR model 2, or Xbox 720.
M-M  +   1031d ago
Godmars290  +   1031d ago
"the ability to detect eye movement to pause content when a viewer turns their head away from a TV."

Be prepared for your TV to watch *YOU*.

Did you not read the quote much less the article? You wont be able to simply have the TV on because your body motions are being monitored.

Surprised no one's reported hearing George Orwell laughing from his grave.

And honestly, as many times as you've stalked and accused me of being a mindless fanboy, that's as many times as I've said I don't like what Sony is doing with social features for the PS4. I sure as hell don't like their Kinect-clone thought they've said little about it.

Do. Not. Want!
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Objective  +   1031d ago
Amazing that Jek gets marked for trolling when Godmars is properly called out by Jek for obvious trolling of technological features. Citing George Orwell in this context shows just how ignorant that comment is.
JANF  +   1031d ago
Maybe this is what they mean with always connected. Maybe...
supraking951  +   1031d ago
LOL fail, MS will suffer the third console curse :)
JeffGUNZ  +   1031d ago
Innovation? Yep, what a curse.
Leviathan   1031d ago | Offensive
JeffGUNZ  +   1031d ago
We have seen nothing but rumors of the next xbox. How do you know they don't have games? What will you say if they have new IPs and more launch games then the PS4? If they are on par or even have more launch titles, then yes, innovation would apply by adding a TV function and just making the machine the mecca of the living room.
solidjun5  +   1031d ago
"Couldn't have worded it better Jek."

Shocking JeffGUNZ would defend the troll. /s
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Gamer-40  +   1031d ago
I think new Xbox high-tech gaming console for many options.
Bad or not? Yet I don't know.
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Z501  +   1031d ago
All these 'type' of rumors. But what about game rumors?
MariaHelFutura  +   1031d ago
What's a game?? :]
Dlacy13g  +   1031d ago
rumors say MS has 4 new IP in the works.. I am sure you will learn more about that at E3.
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Shadowsteal  +   1031d ago
What Leviathan said. Honestly it's a waste of time expecting anything else besides those four.
Myst-Vearn  +   1031d ago
It is looking like the next xbox will not be in my room .
JeffGUNZ  +   1031d ago
I'm sure they will never recover from that loss.
Zechs34  +   1031d ago
You sound like Orth... And he got fired. It's a loss because I am sure he has friends and family who he can influence based on this. Never mind the many people who can think just as he did.

You said it right, but out of context. They will never recover from that loss because they could give a rats ass about what we, as consumers, want.
OllieBoy  +   1031d ago
And you'll need to pay for Xbox Live in order to use any of it. No thank you.
YodaCracker  +   1031d ago
Just like you'll be paying for PS+ to use any of the PS4's new streaming services.
1nsaint  +   1031d ago
But... I dont even have a cable box
azshorty2003  +   1031d ago
That's what I was thinking. I'm on my way of cutting out my cable subscription with things like Netflix, Hulu, and newsgroups.
CaulkSlap  +   1031d ago
Yeah seriously. Microsoft is betting a lot on a dying medium here. I don't know many people under 30 who have one. Zero tech savvy gamers in fact. Cable just got to expensive and streaming/torrents is more convenient.
nevin1  +   1031d ago
So people need a internet connection + cable box + Xbox Live to use 720?

Or am I missing something?
Moentjers  +   1030d ago
Money ?
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Ashlen  +   1031d ago
My Tv wants me to tell Microsoft "it's feeling smothered and it just wants to be friends".
RuleofOne343  +   1031d ago
Look forward to trying this out.
Campy da Camper  +   1031d ago
Games games games and bluray. That is all I care about. Forget Facebook Netflix hulu I have PC for that. I don't want anything pausing a movie cause I turn away. I don't want my console to count how many people are in my living room. I don't want to wave anything in the air when I game. I just want well made games.
Dlacy13g  +   1031d ago
Who said you aren't getting well made games?
KwietStorm  +   1031d ago
Nobody said it. He just said what he doesn't want and what he does want.
Leviathan  +   1031d ago
The people who *are* getting well made games maybe?
wenaldy  +   1031d ago
I bet this doesn't work in Asia LOL.
Zechs34  +   1031d ago
Microsoft stopped caring about anything other than North America anyways as part of their sales, business strategies, and game development.

This just raises more questions than provide information. I wish their reveal can come or we could be closer to E3. The influx of articles on this is just ridiculous.
Godz Kastro  +   1031d ago
This is what I want.why I'm buying a 720. GoMS. I only want one box underneath my TV. U handle my cable as well as u have and I'm yours for life.
strigoi814  +   1031d ago
so MS is inspired by wiiU TVremote..and now this MS console is a TV accessory to watch and entertain instead of games centered
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Soldierone  +   1031d ago
They must have done a lot of spending then because cable companies are one of the most greedy companies out there. The only ones worse are cell phone companies.

Sony has this stuff for PS3, but it never hit NA because of cable companies.... Heck my DirecTV box throws a fit everytime I turn on my receiver, it blocks "third party" stuff and thinks its a recorder. so I have to turn it off and on a couple times to accept it.

I don't think they will be too happy letting a console replace a lot of the features. They rather charge you an extra 30 bucks to "rent" a DRM enabled DVR box of their own.....
rainslacker  +   1031d ago
It's possible that cable companies could provide the Xbox itself. It's beneficial to them, because people think they're getting a game machine and it will allow them to control their media. Live charges would be added to their cable bill renamed as some kind of box rental fee, so now Live could be "free". It'll give MS a large install base, which isn't a bad thing. It can also open the doors for cable companies to start providing game content...something that was hinted at last year. A service like this would come at a premium on the cable services...especially at first, and they(as well as MS) would love raking in all that cash.

All speculation of course, but I could see it going down this way, mostly because I distrust cable companies, and know MS can be shady at times.
Dlacy13g  +   1031d ago
Well there you go kiddos... that always connected / online has nada to do with blocking you games and game play. Just as I has everything to do with DVR functionality.
artdafoo  +   1031d ago
Lol, yea im 100% sure MS would never take adavantage of it always being connected to check what youre playing, is it a copy of a game, is it a used game etc, etc. no this will be strictly for streaming tv and movies. No honestly, you can trust them.
Dlacy13g  +   1031d ago
I have no doubt MS, Sony and Nintendo all are interested in knowing if your game is legit or not. If Sony didn't care they wouldn't have bothered with all the jailbreak business a few years back on the PS3 that allowed people to play "copies of games". I am sure the PS4 will also have plenty of internal checks to try and keep you from playing "copies" of games.
Hicken  +   1031d ago
The problem is: this doesn't mean this is ALL it's used for.
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contradictory  +   1031d ago
"Microsoft's next Xbox will take over your TV, interact with your cable box"

sounds like somewhat creepy porno spoof
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iNFAMOUZ1  +   1031d ago
Take over my life xbox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D XD
can't wait woooooooooooooooooot!!!!
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