To hear others talk, the very fact that Microsoft might be still on track to release a console that users might appreciate is baffling.
how can something be worth it when you are given more than you are receiving. it baffles me but then again its your money
this time around i wont spend a penny on xbox..
Thankfully I don't need anyone to tell me WHY X1 is worth buying, anymore than I need someone to tell me WHY its not. I look at my own needs, and decide whats best for me. Edit sway_z, iron_spider very well said.
i pre ordered my PS4 today, thank God i got one of the last ones!! Greatness awaits 4>1
IMO, the only reason to buy it is if you're a fan of Halo, or want Titanfall. However neither of these games are out this year, Halo release date isn't confirmed and Titanfall is late 2014, and available on PC and 360, so why would you buy an Xbox One THIS year? You might as well wait and pressure MS into removing some of their stupid DRM policies and reducing price.
I have to laugh at the guys that still do damage control for Xbox One. With Microsoft still defending it to death, nothing's going to change. Ridiculous DRM, 24 hour check in, endless restrictions, no self-publishing for indie devs, 5GB DDR3 RAM for games, and $100 more expensive than PS4 are all here to stay. I'll be buying a Wii U after my PS4 purchase as well. No interest in Xbox One in the slightest as Microsoft don't know wtf they're doing. This idiot... http://n4g.com/news/1281698... ...only makes things easier.
This may seem hypercritical because I have zero intention of buying One myself, but for competition sake, I don't want the Xbox One to fail.... I have always been a PS gamer, and intend to purchase PS4, but I fear Sony will become complacent if they have too much margin next gen. So for this reason, I am relieved a lot of Xbox fans are still supportive, and intend to purchase the console. Plus, the games roster is great! @iron_spider Maybe some people are here because they're GAMERS regardless of platform...what brings you here?
they know exactly what they're doing. They are making life easier for gamers with an internet connection. Look beyond that and you have a console that is much more worth it then a PS4.
Heh Sway wants the XBONE to not fail for " competition Sake"? MS this Gen has proven it wants to try to eliminate competition not foster it! You need to put more thought into your console worldview my friend!
@iron_spider - The RAM may play a big part this gen because Sony is allowing debs to play with 2GB more than MS. Secondly, Enemy can comment however and whenever he likes. I particularly hate it when people say they can't do this or that, when it is not against the rules and is ON TOPIC.
You're not giving more then you're receiving. Kinect 2 is awesome so you get your moneys worth. Also all the things you can get with it is so cool. Skyping while gaming? InstaSOLD!
how is kinect worth is when i dont want it, i am forced to pay for something i will not use if i wanted it then yes. skyping: another feature i will not use i just want great games the ability to play my games offline the option to play used games the above are features that i will need / use
"how is kinect worth is when i dont want it, i am forced to pay for something i will not use if i wanted it then yes."= Well because its built into to the system, no different than last gen when ps3 came with Blu-ray, certainly sony could have chosen DVD but their vision of ps3 was to integrate Blu-ray, which raised the cost and you paid for it like it or not because that was how it was designed, not worth the price? Well its not for you, there were other options. "skyping: another feature i will not use"= OK cool story, but this console is meant to cater to millions of people not just you, how can more functionality be bad, you're attitude basicly can be done with anything, even down to the smallest detail. extra USB ports= "Well why would I pay for that I'm not going to use them?" "i just want great games"= both consoles have those "the ability to play my games offline"= Same as above, X1 is not for your, however you can indeed play offline but hey if you anticipate your internet going down every other day for more than 24hrs, well like I said X1 is not for you. "the option to play used games"= Where have you been?, you can indeed play used games, theres been a bunch of talk about "participating retailers" for just that and this has been talked about for quite some time its been said that you can play used games and even better for many is you can share them very easily. "the above are features that i will need / use"= Come on now you're welcome to your opinion but considering how petty most of what you said was in my opinion you're just complaining for the hell of it, like most of the internet.
If I can't trade my games for new ones when I'm done with them then I can't see myself buying one. If this changes then as a gamer if they have good exclusives ill get one.
I can't buy a console that can't play once my net goes down
Well my net hasn't gone down for a 24 hour period in the years I live where I do now. Of course my experience isn't the same as everyone's but I don't imagine a lot of people suffer from internet blackouts for long durations. Now that the disc is stored in the cloud there is no exchanging of discs. That means one person in your 10 family circle can access your games at any time from anywhere. From my understanding only one person from that family circle can access the same game at the same time and you can still play that game at any time as well. Regular discs in the past can't do that since there is just one disc. HDMI input also means a Xbox One overlay with other HDMI devices. Theoretically you could be playing PS3 games or PS4 games and receive invites for Xbox One games. This overlay is always on in the background and can be brought up at any time. Of course you can turn this off. Skype is also a great feature. Smartglass can be used and up to 16 smartglass devices at the same time.
does the Xbox even works without XBL gold? Or will the console be held for ransom even after you just paid $500 for it?
You dont need gold, just an internet connection. You can even login with your phone if you internet is down more then 24 hours.
you can still watch blu-rays and tv without internet because pirating and playing used games is a heinous crime but pirating and watching used movies is completely acceptable
If you don't mind the restrictions, yes, it will have games which look very good. But the thing is the restrictions are there. There if fact would be the arguments that there are if those restrictions weren't there, and the only reason they are is by choice.
I like to be restricted.
Well my friend then you and the Xbox one are a match made in heaven
@Gravitic loool you made me dribble my drink down my clothes with that comment!! ..Bubble up for making my day Lol OMG!! 5 mins later and I'm still laughing!!! Hahaha Back on topic LMAO these articles crack me up.... If people want to buy it, they'll buy it. Quit tryna sell it to me!! Damned thing aint even out yet!!
You can hardly blame articles like this to exist, amid the flood of dont buy the xbox, or the xbox isnt worth it articles. Its merely a reaction on those. They are not trying to sell it to you, they are just stating the positive among all the overreacted negative consensus.
Foxgod, I know you're a diehard Xbox fan, and that's okay with me dude :)
It doesnt restrict me in any way, i feel bad for people who in this day and age still dont have access to a stable internet connection. Governments who dont provide most of their civilians with proper internet should be ashamed.
We should make some type of protest to make sure that everyone receives internet and noone will be angry. What makes me really depressed are the diehard halo fans or any one that likes the other games coming out, who are avoiding because of the policies micro has. Im not defending microsoft, but that is not stopping me from enjoying the games that are exclusive to xbox one.
This i completely agree on, they even ignore the fact that you can just use your phone's internet to login, so even the worst case scenario doesnt apply. The only people who end up in situations where both their internet and their phone dont work, live in Antarctica.
Bro i have a 512 kbps internet connection, my download speed is nothing more than a 60 KB a second, i got a monthly data cap of 20 GBs and my ping half the time is higher than 400ms when connected to a UK server , not everybody got a great net connection as you do buddy and we don't want that stopping us from enjoying our games , so i ain't getting no ONE , ps4 is the sensible console to purchase in mines and a lot of peoples' cases, good day .
Lol , while you are right in what you say whats not right is the reasons why you say it, why you need to be online to play a single player game? why you dont own what you buy? and why once the gen ends your system stops working? why you pay like you buying when in reality you are renting something? honestly explain me...
There are to many negatives on the Xbox for me to even consider. The top three being the DRM, the price, and the creepy kinect.
All of these links will inform you about the xbox one: And also this idea of not playing used games if false. They had stated that you can play used games and you can sell your xbox one and xbox one games http://www.reddit.com/r/xbo... http://www.youtube.com/watc... This is an Idea of what family sharing is: http://imgur.com/AQbQnj4
Wrong they already admitted the Kinect2 will spy on you and that the data will be given over to the gov't upon FISA court request or letter national security. None of which are constitutional, because FISA court isn't a constitutional court. Therefore an illegal court. A letter of national security? What is that, like a letter of marque from Queen Elizabeth? The fact is the gov't basically uses a google like search function to mine this data and find out anything and everything out about you. What's worse...they're sharing this data with thousands of corporations. What's worse? Criminals get their hands on this data and exploit you. The issue obviously goes much further than just Kinect2, but do people really want this uber spy tool in their homes? The gov't, corporations, and criminals WANT this data, have access to this data, and will exploit this data. You going to believe MS after all they've sold you down the river and later came clean? The people collecting the data are collecting EVERYTHING, and again with just one google like search can pull up all this data on any one of us.
I'm guessing you popped a molly and sweating Also this is with probably any internet connected device Unless you did/associated a crime, an illegal business practices, or on the most wanted list I do not think you should be worried about anything But if you are associated with any of this, I hope your hide and seek game is going well. Also I will advise to not use the internet Also I believe the person who leaked this information is a traitor to USA
Dude if you don't want to be spied on get off the internet. The NSA is everywhere and will be everywhere even on PS4 so that's not an argument against the Xbox One.
That family sharing is speculative and not a confirmation. Also can you imagine any 10 people sharing a copy of skyrim? or any SP games? and people think used games are worse. Not to mention that any such policy on family sharing are subject to changes whenever M$ wants to simply because its a drm box and you have no control over it. Those who think family sharing will be as good as that imagine is kidding themselves.
Not in any way worth buying.. I wont support them at all.. Even with a price drop & killer IPs, im not going to support a company thats forcing all this change on the industry.. Cant even take it anywhere to play w/o internet smh.. Not to mention having to lug around the kinect to plug in with it.. I travel & dont like paying for the wifi at hotels.. Even if they ditched the DRM, i still wouldnt buy it
The fact that an article like this is even needed to sway opinion just helps highlight the fact that the Xbone in it's current form is not worth buying. Of course I would like to buy the Xbone but the unnecessary restrictions over shadow any of the positives IMO
Look a the comment I posted on (#8) and most of your questions can be answered. Also people seem to forget that sony talked about disc based games no needed to be online but what about the ps4 games that are downloaded from the psn store. Do you need to be connected
So it's worth it to pay $500 for a $60 PC videocard? It's worth it to pay $500 for something they are having problems with and are rushing out the door, like the 360 and the RROD? It's worth it to pay $500 for something that won't work if everything isn't perfect, and if it isn't I have 24 hours (or less..potentially as low as 1 minute) before it's a complete brick? It's worth it to pay $500 for something that will spy on my every movement and let the NSA/CIA collect that data...which MS has already admitted to. That in addition to this they have had backdoor for the gov't in windows since Windows 95, and that they just today admitted on even more spying along with farcebook (which had their glorious leader Suckerberg lie that they didn't). Yes I want the new Xbox Stasi, with a side of corporate fascism.
I'm glad I'm getting ps4. I'm moving and won't have internet for a couple weeks. If I had xbone I would be out of luck but because I have ps3 I can game until I get internet.
You can use your phone's internet to login. any form of internet connection will work. Logging in only costs a few KB's.
No thanks to much of a pain in the ass to do that.
Why should he even have to?
....uhm I don't know maybe because he brought a console that is BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP WITH INTERNET CONNECTION AT ITS CORE. lol listen to this: "I'm moving and won't have internet for a couple weeks". "You can use your phone's internet to login." "No thanks to much of a pain in the ass to do that." -Oh come on USMC POLICE, just a brief look at your past comments indicate you were never going to buy a X1 anyway, why pretend otherwise? At least be straight up about it but either way Hicken the crisis is adverted since he knows how X1 works, all his problems are solved he's buying a ps4 so none of this should be an issue for him?
Some companies do not allow tethering of any device unless you purchase a separate tethering plan. I have a grandfathered contract with unlimited data through ATT and they want me to purchase a tethering plan. They have already charged me once for tethering a laptop to my Galaxy when I was in the middle of nowhere and couldn't hit a hotspot. I shouldn't have to have to purchase an extra plan to check in when such check ins are nonsense.
no xbodge for me they can spin as much pr bull as they like but the simple fact is me and all my friends are going ps4
No, just no. I will miss Gears and Halo but I cannot justify buying an Xbox One.
I am getting a PS4 because I love Sony products, but when you look at the difference of prices, the XBOX1 is only $40 dollars more than the PS4. XBOX1 includes the camera & PS4 doesn't. So deduct $60 from the $100 difference and that leaves you with $40. Now is the system worth the extra $40??? That's your choice to make, be i'm rocking with Sony.
Well it depends if you want a camera or not. If you dont buy the camera you can still buy a PS4 to play FTP games at launch which dont require any subscription to play. Which means that for only 400€ you can purchase a console thats capable of playing FTP games at no extra cost. The same cant be said for the XBONE though since gold is required for FTP games which jacks up the price to 560€ at launch for the device. So in the end depending on who you are the difference in price between the two devices can be as much as 100€.
If you want the camera that's fine, many don't. And im glad that sony gave people the option. But xbox doesn't come with a controller or headset so.......
It does come with a controller??? Another "fan-boy-fact-fail"
Yes it comes with a controller ha and a cheap headset like the ones that came with the 360 are no longer needed as everyone will now have a kinect.
I'd buy one to do this... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Nintendo aside (which seems to be their choice) there are only 2 players in the next gen console "war". It seems like many of you want the XBox One to crash and burn, and for Sony to dominate the next gen... If xbox burns, you'll be waiting a looooooooooong time for ps5. What is it with this almost hysterical adoration for Sony? Some of you "fan boys" are literally foaming at the mouth with hatred for what Microsoft is trying to do with XB1. Reality check - Sony are a multinational conglomerate corporation whose sole purpose is to make money for its shareholders. They are not the second coming of Christ, or Allah, or whatever, clutching a game pad. I'm not trying to say that one (XB1) is better than the other (PS4) . Both companies are after your money and the collective ejaculating over the PS4 is really starting to make me wonder about the gaming "community". Grow the frack up!!!! Some people like (and get) what Microsoft are trying to do, and are genuinely excited about the possibilities that kinect 2 and an HDMI input could bring. Don't patronise these people, and declare them idiots because you don't agree with them. I am buying an xbox one. Not because I am stupid, or don't understand their policy on DRM or pre-owned games. I understand it. I may not necessarily think it's a great thing, but for ME it isn't a deal breaker. I WANT to play Killer Instinct, Titanfall and the rest of the Halo series. I love the xbox pad and what they do with xbox live. I don't trade games, I collect them. My Internet connection has not dropped for the last 10 years, and if it did, I can use my 3G / 4G connection on my mobile. I rarely buy pre-owned games and most of my gamer friends don't live close by, so now I will be able to share with them where I couldn't before. I won't be fracking kiddies or decapitating homeless folk in my games room, so kinect can watch me all it likes. I might fart... Arrest me! I appreciate that not every bodies circumstances suit the xb1 model, and those people need to make a choice that suits them. I empathise with those that wanted to love the next xbox but whose circumstances, beit no Internet connection, prevent them from doing so, but to everyone else...c'mon, it's games man. Chill the frack out and quit the vitriol, it is really getting quite boring. Lots of love, a games "fan-MAN"
Also as a new free feature you get to participate in the Kinect/prism program! Would you like to know more?
Tell us all about it. What will MS be doing that everyone else (apple, google, etc) aren't? I'm fascinated to hear...........
Kinect is not compatible with Apple or google!
That's not really a point is it?? Tell us about kinect and its relationship to the prism programme, or admit to being a scaremongering troll. Try not to copy and paste....
Forever listening cam most of the time watching what you do and say and even your emotional state goes directly to a company involved in a government domestic and foreign spying program named prism. Anymore reference to apple or Google would be deemed off topic and not addressed as this is a MS topic! You appear to either be ignorant or a full blown fan boy. If you choose to purchase a xbone you can confess your love for all things MS right to the every listening cam. MS would love to hear your feedback among other things!
The online restrictions don't bother me because honestly I can't even remember the last time I actually used my 360 and PS3 or even my PC offline.
The only console worth buying as far as im concerned.
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