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Submitted by Sanguoir 408d ago | opinion piece

Spencer Suggests Buying Xbox One AND Keeping Your 360

Phil Spencer has suggested people who want to continue to enjoy their Xbox Live Arcade games should just keep their Xbox 360. Didn't Microsoft say the Xbox One was ALL-in-one? (Industry, Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, Xbox One)

DJMarty  +   408d ago
Forget Xbox one, I sugest buying a PS4 and throwing 360 in bin.
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zeal0us  +   408d ago
Well I won't be throwing my 360 in the bin. I got seven games left to play and three more on my to buy list(Red Dead, Spec Ops: The Line and Kingdom of Amalur. However I might buy Lost Odyssey and or Blue Dragon).

I will wait till E3 before making the final decision on whether or not to buy a PS4 or Xbox One.
BattleAxe  +   408d ago
Just buy those games on Steam during the Summer Sale towards the end of June. If you have a wired 360 controller, plug it into your PC and play games with ease. The Xbox 360 is such a waste of time and money.
Insomnia_84  +   408d ago
I got Spec Ops: The Line for free with PlayStation Plus. Good game.
Drakesfortune  +   408d ago
all 3 of those games you have listed have been on ps plus...kingdom of amalur is this months game of the month along with demon souls
Maddens Raiders  +   408d ago
This guy is a joke, but MSFT always craps on their customers and says some dumb sh*t like this to add injury but no one even bats an eye, especially the "fanbase". That is some serious loyalty for those ppl. But me, I think this is MSFT's last hurrah. They really screwed the pooch this time w/ the announcement of the XBO. Sure, they're going to sell it the die hards and casual media freaks but they've lost the hardcore gamer forever. They've gone way past the point of no return and no sensible, human, consumer, gamer is going to go down that path.

I guess if you're into collecting consoles and you're really dedicated to it, that's one thing but other than that, they've slipped from being a true competitor in the gaming console arena (bc it's not a gaming console) and I simply cannot support this product in any way shape or form. I mean the snap and multi app aspect of the box is intriguing but Kinectotron constantly staring and monitoring me, Redmond sending my bios all over who knows where -- that's all a non-starter in my home.

The question begs to be asked? Have MSFT execs and middlemen drank all the kool-aid and lost their mother****** minds pulling this type of crap on the average gamer???? They'll never live this down. Never.
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Gildarts  +   407d ago
For all the tinfoils, you can turn Kinect completely off.
abzdine  +   408d ago
xbox one to watch tv and 360 to play games? sounds alright! the question is: which games?
True_Samurai  +   408d ago
Why would I throw something I paid for and enjoy in a bin? O_o I think I'll keep it
3-4-5  +   407d ago
* Usually people would trade in towards their new xbox....now people won't as much and some of those people may hold off on getting a new one because they don't/won't have the money unless they traded it in.
Rothalack  +   408d ago
I think people are just freaking out over change. Change happens and it's scary. Idk... I'm just not going to buy any consoles, I like my PC.
bumnut  +   408d ago
The best thing about PC gaming is that I can still play games from the 90's on my brand new PC.

Consoles don't do BC anymore :(
DARK WITNESS  +   408d ago
The only change that happens is the change we accept.
nukeitall  +   408d ago
However, for things to get better, we have to accept change!

My poor old mom still refuses to accept computers and does everything the ancient and slow way, because she is set in her old ways....
HyperBear  +   408d ago
So the Microsoft All-In-One Entertainment device, called the Xbox One, is now an All-In-One box plus another Xbox 360 box, plus a cable box, plus an external hard drive box....so its the Xbox One+ Box?
elhebbo16  +   408d ago
Waste of money.
GamersRulz  +   408d ago
the funny thing about Xbone is that you still need your cable box for TV channels to work!.

Can someone tell me what the effin point of having Xbone?

-Games (Multiplat)= Superior on PS4

Games (Exclusives)= PS4 will easily have the upper hand (many Sony 1st party + Superior hardware)

TV= you still need you cable box, So?

Online= you can play online EVERYWHERE and for FREE.

I can see only one reason to have it:

If you want to strip yourself of any privacy (Kinect 24/7) and strip yourself from ownership (24h content check+DRM)

Then Xbone is the right console for you.
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Benchm4rk  +   408d ago
I must have missed something. Did they release the consoles and games already. They must have if you know that the multi plat games will be superior on ps4. How about instead of being a fanboy and making assumptions based on nothing you wait til the consoles are released before making judgment on which has the best version of a multi plat game
GamersRulz  +   408d ago
Numbers never lie...check them out.

PS4 has clear advantage to the point That its IMPOSSIBLE for devs to gimp PS4 versions of multiplat at all.

50% GPU power
100% ROP
33% ALU
300% bandwidth available (GDDR5)
7Gb available for Games.
Unified memory system.
Easiest Next gen Console to develop for.
Most powerful APU ever created by AMD
Benchm4rk  +   408d ago
Yes numbers never lie. The PS3 was more powerful than the 360 but we know how well the multi plat games played on PS. Devs will develop to the lowest powered console so both versions play equally same on both. Unless they develop an entirely different version which will increase cost by a huge margin
reaper24  +   408d ago
I'm going to keep my 360 and maybe buy a pc or ps4. I will not even get close the surveillancebox one.
Gildarts  +   407d ago
You can turn Kinect off. Or if you're wearing a tinfoil hat, you could just cover the lens.
BattleReach  +   408d ago
After seen the Xbox One reveal I bought a new Xbox Slim to replace my fat white 360.
ZodTheRipper  +   408d ago
What for? lol
BattleReach  +   408d ago
Grand Theft Auto V, Saints Row IV, Splinter Cell Blacklist and for keep playing Forza Horzion, Battlefield 3 and GTA IV. My old 360 is redringing already..
ZodTheRipper  +   408d ago
Oh your old one is broken, now it makes sense. Would've rather recommended you a PS3 at this moment, it's almost as cheap as a 360 and if you haven't had a chance to play the PS3 exclusives you could catch up on them for a very low price by now.
GenericNameHere  +   408d ago
It's funny, isn't it? Microsoft called their new console the Xbox ONE because it's supposed to be your ONE and ONLY entertainment device, yet this guy suggest you keep your Xbox 360, ANOTHER DEVICE. Sure, it's another Xbox brand, but it's still another device, another thing to hook on to your TV, another minute or hour wasted instead of pla... I mean watching on your Xbox One.
Angeljuice  +   408d ago
I thought they were supposed to be unveiling a small box that plugs into the Xbox and allows you to play 360 games on it? I've read at least 3 articles saying this was the case. Were the articles bogus or are they waiting for E3?
Benchm4rk  +   408d ago
Yeah its call an Xbox 360 ss lol. That's why the ONE has HDMI in and out. You can just plug it through the ONE.
yesmynameissumo  +   408d ago
HDMI In and Out is for cable box/sat receivers to pass through. Nothing more.
dcbronco  +   408d ago
@Angeljuice

They were rumors. Things others take as fact that may never actually occur. I do think this will eventually happen though. A small box with no disc drive. Use the drive in the One to verify you own the game and then download a digital copy from Live to the small box.
from the beach  +   408d ago
Unless there's going to be an Xbox 360 Mini, sounds good.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   408d ago
Suppose it could be useful to put over the back door with a sticker:

THIS PROPERTY IS SECURED BY XBOXONE....

or maybe not....
Animal Mutha 76  +   408d ago
I wonder if instead of using the hdmi in for your sat box if you could run your 360 into it. Not sure of the point but an interesting experiment to daisy chain them up.
Jakens  +   408d ago
.02 percent chance that they use the power of 360 with the Xbox when HDMI together.
SOULJER  +   408d ago
The hell with that keep your 360 their going to connect you to the cloud. Don't sweet it your all good.
Broburger  +   408d ago
I think I'll just buy a PS4, keep my PS3, and get rid of my 360.
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bessy67  +   408d ago
Why is it that only MS is taking heat about this? You can't play PSN games on PS4 either...
testerg35  +   408d ago
That's what I was wondering. When PS4 was announced to not being BC, Sony fans said what's the big deal.. just keep your PS3.
dcbronco  +   408d ago
Bessy, that's called hypocrisy. It shows the ignorance of people. It's usually a symptom of being a sheep. Most of them probably believe Gaikai will be free. Poor bastards. I feel sorry for them. Actually I don't. They deserve what happens to them. Besides they will rationalize it anyway.

Thank God the gamer bubble is so small.
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BuffMordecai  +   408d ago
Despite my dislike for Microsoft, I will admit the 360 is actually a pretty good console. On the other hand, the Xbox One is the Antichrist of gaming and I pity the poor sap who would buy that consumer rape machine. I sure the xbots won't mind though, they seem to have a masochistic view when it comes to gaming.
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hazelamy  +   407d ago
well, i half agree with him.

i'll be keeping my 360.
^_^
tweet75  +   407d ago
I suggest not buying an xbox one because it doesnt fully support used games

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