Submitted by nullifier 685d ago | opinion piece

Xbox One evening the playing field? Still don’t think so

Now that Microsoft has decided to drop the DRM and online activation, does it stand a chance against the PS4? Microsoft is in a similar situation that Sony was 8 years ago. Riding the Xbox 360 wave Microsoft believed from the start that the new Xbox One would be the console everyone would flock too and accept no matter what was in it (Microsoft, PS4, Sony, Xbox One)

RansomXF  +   685d ago
Wouldn't be surprised if they changed the price two weeks before the console comes out to see how much the pre-orders jump. Anythings game with these decisions changing on the fly. One things certain you don't mess with a internets worth of enraged gamers lol
devwan  +   685d ago
It's one thing reducing price to create demand - it's entirely another being able to meet any kind of meaningful demand while keeping a respectable level of quality and reliability. Some would suggest ms cannot manage this right now, I personally don't doubt that.
RansomXF  +   685d ago
Truth be told as far as I'm concerned Microsoft has won whether I want to believe it or not. I'm getting both and the reality is if there is a HDMI in for the Xbox One that lets me funnel another source of media through it but still having access to everything Xbox since that is the thing connected, I will just plug in my PS4 from there and my X1 will actually always be on as a result hah.
Cerberus29  +   685d ago
I also plan on getting both and never thought about running my ps4 through the X1. Hmmm interesting... Very interesting...
ZBlacktt  +   685d ago
XBox One - we tried to screw you. But Sony forced our hand not to.
Mr_Nuts  +   685d ago
Basically Sony cock blocked them
MysticStrummer  +   684d ago
Cooock Blooockeeer!!!

; )
WorldGamer  +   685d ago
That $100 price difference is a factor, coupled with the fact that the extra $100 is for a console that might be less adept in the area of performance, and IMHO you have compelling argument for the PS4.

But I guess it comes down to value, if the X1 provides that for you, then by all means get it. After all, value is in the eye of the beholder depending on what you are looking for.

PS4 for me tho.


Well, the exclusives go without saying, I have been more than happy with Sony exclusives on the PS3. Overall, PS4 seems like a better package for me.

Plus, I have 2 PS4 reserved. If I can get one sold for $600 to $700 at launch, I'll be golden. That plus the system is already $100 cheaper. Can't wait.
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ZBlacktt  +   685d ago
Sony's exclusives, exclusive deals already for Destiny, Watch_Dogs, AC Black Flag, GTA V... Etc. Far better PS Plus deal for gamers also.
isyourhouseonfire  +   685d ago
Destiny is over-hyped, watch dogs has already failed, AC Black Flag is no different than other AC games, and GTA V is being developed on the XBOX ONE and will be cross platform. Your entire post is flawed.
A-laughing-horse  +   685d ago
All of those games are multiplat.
The exclusive content is an outfit or 1 mission.
Ps4 launch titles are infamous and killzone.( exclusives)

Xbox has double that.

Get over it.

It's a toy
ZBlacktt  +   685d ago
^^^^ Another uneducated user surfaces.

Who's the bigger fool. Someone who spends their money on a company that just tried to screw you. Yet was forced to back down. Do you always believe the Devil is not really that bad of a guy?

Btw, check your launch dates.... TBA!

Also again, where's the best rated, talked about games? The console that wins Game Of the Year? It's not about how many no name avg joe games one can just push out. It's about ones that matter and make an impact. You'll learn that over time.
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A-laughing-horse  +   685d ago
I'm a 30 year old man with a family and a healthy gaming addiction. The least person that can teach me a single thing is some geek on a fucking video game website. Grow up dick head. Your not smart because you bought a video game system. It's not a God given gift. You pay someone for it.

It's like a woman getting breast Implants and saying these are all natural
Mainsqueeze  +   684d ago
Its really all about which systems exclusives and features you like more and what you personally find value in just as worldgamer said. Personally I find value in alot of the social features of the xbone, being able to switch between media, day one downloadable games from xbl, a pretty cool partnership with twitch with instant video editing and streaming while having the capability to constantly record your gameplay, and also Kinect games to play with family and friends. Plus besides the almighty Naughty Dog I like the games that the Xbone first party studios make more. These features, to me, are all worth the $100 price difference and slightly worse hardware(since i also have a gaming pc that has better hardware than both lol). But i'm planning on picking up both consoles eventually.
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Lovable  +   685d ago
I think now that we're cleared with most of those restriction BS, gamers will finally be able to look at the games/exclusives for each console and decide which one they want to get.
ricochetmg  +   685d ago
The PRICE IS what really matters. DRM would have affected the hardcore and even some none hardcore gamers. But 100 for titan fall when there is killzone ,bf4 and destiny on ps4.
WickedLester  +   685d ago
Not for me it doesn't. PS4 day one!
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   685d ago
Playstation has always pulled away from their competition
isyourhouseonfire  +   685d ago
Yeah... backwards. Just look at how the super hype PS3 managed to fall further and further behind.
ZBlacktt  +   685d ago
Yep, you're trolling. Common knowledge that the PS3 outsold the XBox 360 already. This with a full year later start. Without a worldwide launch and without bricking one million players consoles because of pirated content. Without the added sales of a 54% fail rate. So many who didn't want to wait to send theirs in. Just went a bought another one. But yeah, like I said all common knowledge.
caliman87  +   685d ago
Drop Kinect Requirement Plz
Lose the requirement wth always being on and come out with a version withoutn Kinect to see even moremnumbrs considering
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CanadianTurtle  +   685d ago
For those who have a problem with the Xbox One's mandatory Kinect rule.

Take a piece of paper and tape

Cover the "eye" of the kinect camera

Play your games
isyourhouseonfire  +   685d ago
Sorry but your tip is too logical for the type of people that would buy a PS4.
devwan  +   685d ago
It's the audio - always listening - that most people have an issue with.

Your camera solution's effectiveness remains to be seen - do you know that the xbox one can still function fully and correctly under those circumstances? I don't see enough evidence to say either way.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   685d ago
I simply just don't want the camera... So to pay an extra $100 for something I don't want at all.... Is stupid
ShwankyShpanky  +   685d ago
I love how the proposed "solution" is to make your entertainment center look like crap with Post-Its or towels draped over it or whatever.

Here's a better solution: let us unplug it.
isyourhouseonfire  +   685d ago
Considering the XBOX ONE will be faster performing, offer true HD, offer a true gaming controller, the best online interface available, better exclusives and now a compromise for DRM.. I'd say no, the playing field is not level. The XBOX ONE just took an even bigger lead.
ZBlacktt  +   685d ago
You clearly must be 420 friendly.
devwan  +   685d ago
@isyourhouseonfire Yes, but xbox one's main competition is not the wii u, it's the ps4, so you're alarmingly fanboi remarks kind of fall flat.
KillrateOmega  +   685d ago
You're an idiot.

The Xbox One is STILL the less powerful and more expensive console. Fact.

"The XBOX ONE just took an even bigger lead."

It. Never. Had. The. Lead.
If it did, do you really think that MS would have reversed their DRM policies? If it did, do you really think it would have lost 17 to 1 on Amazon's poll (A poll that MS had closed early)? If it did, do you really think that there would have been so much love for the PS4 and so much hate for the Xbox One?
Sleepless  +   685d ago
I cannot imagine any of my online friends going to change xboxlive service for ps+....not in the same league....that's a factor....thats why I wont even think in changing....well that and Titanfall ofcourse :P
ShwankyShpanky  +   685d ago
It's cute how people are acting like we should be comparing Live on the Xbone to PSN/PS+ on the PS3. Sony has already shown cross-game chat and a bunch of sharing/social functionality (none of which really appeals to me, but w/e) will be on the PS4. It's obviously a significant leap forward from the current bare-bones free PSN. The only leg up for MS right now appears to be Skype, and since you can get Skype on a Vita, it doesn't appear out of the realm of possibility on the PS4.

P.S. Enjoy the free six-year-old games you get until November/December. I just got Saints Row 3, Deus Ex, and XCOM with my PS+.
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Sleepless  +   684d ago
Xboxlive service does work miles better than psn now ...and it will....doesnt need skype or free games...I am talking about multiplayer gaming, stability...

PS I dont need Sony/Microsoft giving me away games I wont play. Just want the latest Call of duty, Forza, Battlefield,...

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