Submitted by -Mezzo- 845d ago | opinion piece

No news on Xbox, but huge power of PlayStation 4 excites games fair fans

Guardian - While Microsoft kept schtum, Sony spilled more juicy beans on PS4 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. (PS4, Xbox One)

GraveLord  +   845d ago
PS4 day 1.
onyoursistersback  +   845d ago
true on that "day one purchase for the PS4"
But aside from that, i want info on the new xbox!
Its hard not to give the cold shoulder on something we have no info on.
Hope Microsoft gives some good news on its next gen console.
abzdine  +   845d ago
it will be xbox social with smartglass thing to use like wii u and always connected.. new version of kinect that you can use with your pet this time and a Halo launch title.
ichimaru  +   845d ago
AO1JMM  +   845d ago
PS4 and Xbox 720 day 1
sobekflakmonkey  +   845d ago
Definitely PS4 on Day 1, but I don't know anything about the next xbox, so making that call seems a little strange..
DragonKnight  +   845d ago
Games Day 1.
sobekflakmonkey  +   845d ago
All the thing's Day 1.
hasn't been news on xbox for years now.

oh the new one?
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sway_z  +   845d ago
Copied/Pasted from these here forums...

VG Leaks....

We are going to be two console as part of the redesigned “Xbox Line” of products. A repackaged and reoriented Xbox 360 unit and the new “Durango” gaming console, both designed to compete with more than Sony in gaming, but against Apple as well.

When the Durango (game machine) launches, it will not support backwards compatibility for 360 games out of the box. Instead, this functionality will come from the other unit that will be networked with the Durango to provide this (not unlike the DVD add-on for the original Xbox).

The purpose of the smaller Xbox unit is to compete with Apple TV, but also provides XBLA and 360 game support which will give it an edge over Apple TV. The rumors of “always online required” comes from the smaller Xbox unit which may not have a disc drive and like Apple TV it would require a network connection and internet to provide any real functionality. It may be possible they will design both consoles to be stackable.

Durango itself will also always be online like any other device (correct with rumors), but it will not be a requirement to play local content and it will not prevent playing used games. Putting in an Xbox 360 disc into Durango will prompt the user to attach the supporting device that is sold separately. By separating the two devices and their functions it will ensure price competitiveness for both pieces of hardware. Microsoft’s delay in announcing these products from April goes more inline with not having a physical set of devices to show (among specification updates), which should be ready by May or June when this information is officially released.
The price goal of the smaller Xbox is $149 or lower and it is likely to not have a disc drive and would require a network connection. Durango will be priced competitively according to PS4′s price.

Don't ask me?? I found this on N4G Forums....
GalacticEmpire  +   845d ago
Completely unfounded and completely off topic
sway_z  +   845d ago
How is it off topic tho??

The article clearly headlines "No News on Xbox ....."

...So here is some news for Xbox, it's 4hrs old apparently.

#Cheerupfella :)
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Loki86  +   845d ago
Not even close to true, this is megaton news for all xbox fans and relates 100 percent to the bs rumors that are spreading. Was about to post the same thing.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   845d ago
What he means is "please don't post any positive rumors about the next xbox, I am enjoying all the negativity from all the other unfounded rumors."
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sobekflakmonkey  +   845d ago
wait...so the Xbox is going the way of the Sega Genesis?
Software_Lover  +   845d ago
That actually sounds pretty good, but would be better if the unit were 99.00 or less. You could offset the cost by selling your current 360. 360 hardware in the smaller unit run like a server off of the new Xbox. The xbox 4 will probably not have this issue as it, and the ps5 will probably go the same route as they have now.

So Sony goes with Gaiki and Microsoft goes with Hardware. Pick your poision ewwwwwwwww

hazardman  +   845d ago
Good lookin out Sway! After reading that, I felt that most of the always onlline rumour was towards the xbox mini and not the durango.
monkey nuts  +   844d ago
Its like a weight has lifted off my shoulders, lets hope its true. Its sounds much more reasonable than the other rumors tbh. They haven't gone bat shit crazy afterall it would seem, alah willing.
Neo-Axl  +   845d ago
That was a good read!

Interesting stuff, .. looks like the new Xbox isn't entirely doomed after all.
MasterCornholio  +   845d ago
There's no backwards compatibility with the Durango which wont be a problem to people who allready own an Xbox but if someone wants to play 360 games on the Durango they will have to buy an Xbox Mini as well.

But at least this sounds a lot better than the Durango forcing you to use Kinect, blocking used games and always online DRM.

I just hope that Microsoft doesn't force Kinect use with their next console.

Motorola RAZR i
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Hazmat13  +   845d ago
PS1 Day 4
The_Infected  +   845d ago
You might wanna switch your numbers around genius;)

Yea PS4 is sounding good! Can't wait:)
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Cryptcuzz  +   845d ago
I am thinking he did that intentionally, Tbh, it is quite funny :)

Count me in to getting a PS4 day uno as well.

I am excited to see how all consoles stack up with one another once everything is all announced and made public.

End of April or early may will be an interesting time ,if the rumors of another PS4 meeting is true.

AO1JMM  +   845d ago
Humor, get some!
Next-gen consoles day none. Most of the previous IPs that were worth getting hyped for are now ruined and even a few newer IPs have been ran into the ground too. Final Fantasy died with FF13, Metal Gear died with Rising, Resident Evil died with RE4 (technically; I know it was last gen but this gen made it much worse with RE6 by showing they're out of touch with the series & fans), Mega Man is dead, Tomb Raider died with the newest one even though it has been going downhill before it, the last good Halo was Halo 2 (Halo 3 was ok but it went downhill after that), Gears of War was a good new IP but the only good one was the first one (same goes for Infamous; changing the character's appearance and voice for Cole without no backstory behind it ruined all immersion I had for the franchise), and there are many other games that became trash this gen.

I'll just stick to PC gaming. There really isn't anything that could make me care for console games at this point.
The_Infected  +   845d ago
So it begins. A PC fanboy has arrived in a console article.
monkey nuts  +   844d ago
And instantly brings tha negativety. I felt like shooting my self in the face before I finished the first paragraph. lols.
Axe99  +   845d ago
Given that most high-profile PC games are also released on console, I presume you mean you'll be sticking to more hardcore PC gaming like flight sims and grand strategy? Or maybe you're more of a facebook games fan? Or maybe you'll just be playing the same IPs you dislike with a different piece of hardware?

Don't get me wrong - I'm a PC gamer, and I actually play the types of genres that are only found on PC (grand strategy, old-school RPG), but I'm in a select niche - most PC gamers are just console gamers that want higher frame rates ;).
Neo-Axl  +   845d ago
a PS4 or X720 article is Never complete until you show up and spread your.. "wisdom"

Real negative aura around you buddy, but you need to share your hate somewhere.. I guess the internet is the best place.
abzdine  +   845d ago
i am actually more impressed by the games they announced so far, and E3 still didn't start!
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   845d ago
"i am actually more impressed by the games they announced so far"
As opposed to the games they haven't announced? :/ Do those impress you less?
r21  +   845d ago
You sure like to be a Debbie Downer to someone's positive comment, dont you.
Hicken  +   845d ago
You REALLY want to join the ranks of the one bubbles, huh?
Pillsbury1  +   845d ago
Sony is doing everything right next gen. Easy platform to develop for, indie dev support, focusing on GAMES. The future is bright for us gamers.
ichimaru  +   845d ago
a news article telling us that there is no news. the thirst! I love it
Loki86  +   845d ago
BBB will be auditing this site if news is controlled by one party and will not allow all posts to get through. XBOX DOES NOT! REQUIRE ONLINE AND WILL SUPPORT USED GAMES!
sdplisken  +   844d ago

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