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Xbox One does not include a headset, Gem clarifies

Gem has told VideoGamer.com that its listing was a mistake and that the Xbox One box "won't include the headset". (Xbox One)

redwin  +   570d ago
Some how this, more than anything else, disappoints me!
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abzdine  +   570d ago
damn this ain't good for them!! every news about X1 is a disaster more for that console.
PS4 is using a universal jack connection and they're still giving a headset in the box. glad i chose PS4!
YNWA96  +   570d ago
Why was johnny badfinger hidden? This N4G policy to hit on anyone who says anything remotely pro xbox?
pixelsword  +   570d ago
Really, you can't tell?
YNWA96  +   570d ago
No I knew, but was not sure it was actual policy... Just in case, PS4, anything Sony are great! Even there fanboys plumbing at that jessica nigri video!! They are great!
blackmanone  +   570d ago
Troll bait posts are routinely hidden on here. The sad truth is that PS fanboys are rick rolling the xbox fanboys and they're getting really upset and lashing out.

Is this a case of Sony winning? No, it's more a case of MS losing, which sucks, but MS has no one to blame but themselves.
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insomnium2  +   569d ago
It's funny to read people like Johnny crying about PS-fanboys about the missing headset. Had they been here in 2005-2008 they would know that it was the x-fans who kept on going about the silent psn and bitching about missing headsets in the PS3 skus. Aint karma a bitch is all I can say.

This is exactly the reason I've never understood the x-fans' mentality when they kept on trolling the PS3 and Sony back then. Stuff like that can...you know.... bite you in the ass one day LOL!
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JohnnyBadfinger  +   569d ago
Mate tell me about it!
I know this site is a cluster fuck but fucken hell this shit is getting old! Yes I am a Xbox 360 owner and huge fan of the games and services of Xbox. Does that mean I'm buying a Xbox One.... No it will depend on a number of things.
1# being mates, I ain't gunna buy a console none of my mates have. I play with only people I know personally.
2# how many people jump to the next generation straight away. Would be shit otherwise. Who wants to wait forever to join a match or find a full server on BF4?
3# lag. It will always be an issue into the unforseeable future. I don't wanna play with yanks or poms or Asians. Locale only.

I don't play exclusives I'm against them. However I do like halo but only story wise. Love the books over the games.
Exclusives are what killing the industry. If you see a trailer for a game that you like you should have the right to buy it. Sony however are the greediest when it comes to exclusives. At least MS bring their exclusives to PC to allow as many GAMERS as possible the chance to play a game they'd like. To force a gamer to buy a console into playing any particular game is fucked. Sony fans brag like exclusives are a good thing but fail to realise being exclusive is a negative. No one likes to be excluded from anything why should a game be any different. Playstation is most definitely NOT for gamers. They alienate far too many other gamers. Far more than Xbox Ones DRM policies would have

Ps fanboys, you may help yourself to another bubble if you guys like. But I'm right and you know it!
RyuCloudStrife  +   570d ago
1 more nail in the coffin =)
RedHawkX  +   570d ago
yep not only that i threw some garlic in the coffin and put a stake through the xbox ones heart. blood sucking vampires of a company like ms deserves to fail. only those who dont think are getting an xbox one.
YNWA96  +   570d ago
Sony never tried to bloodsuck the life out of you when PS3 came out, never arrogant with Statements like 'next gen starts when we say so' even though they admitted the mistakes made with PS3... That was not Sony btw....
insomnium2  +   569d ago

Ummm...PS3 was sold taking a huge loss on every console sold. Where is the bloodsucking in that?

Sony was arrogant with some of their comments for sure. They targeted the competition though. MS targets the consumer with their arrogance and that's like a million times worse when you are trying to sell the console to said consumers.

#deal with it
#stick with the 360
Resistance_lord  +   570d ago
Honestly Dude you're not helping your own cause lol
fermcr  +   570d ago
Another bad decision by Microsoft.
Manic2014  +   570d ago
WTF again it's Updated and States It will Include an Wired Headset.
PFFT  +   570d ago
LMFAO!!! Wow dude 22 disagrees for an actual fact.
Yes the site has been updated and it says it was a Mistake. AND it has always been known that the XBO will come packed with a headset.
sGIBMBR  +   570d ago
Disagreeing with facts is the norm around here!
Manic2014  +   569d ago
I'm kinda surprised to i dont think people are actually reading the article but are just reading the title of the page.
SilentGuard  +   570d ago
Of course it won't include a headset, it comes with the magnificent all-seeing, all-knowing, do everything Kinect that MS has an obsessive fetish for. I don't even know why they include the console since the Kinect is all you need.
Manic2014  +   570d ago
Read the article.
dudeOplenty  +   570d ago
Kwan Su, dudes! I believe SilentGuard is using what they call "sarcasm"
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pyramidshead  +   570d ago
strigoi814  +   570d ago
So there is also confusion on whats inside
ZodTheRipper  +   570d ago
They could use that as a marketing tool at this point.
"Xbox One, find out what you paid for - this holiday!"
ravens52  +   570d ago
Funny lololol
insomnium2  +   569d ago
AAAHHAHAHHAHAHHHHAHAKJKJBDKJBS KJBKJS!!!!!!! BY THE GODS I just inhaled my own tongue thanks to you zod! That's so funny it's borderlines criminal :)

have a bubble my friend!
RedHawkX  +   570d ago
therees nothing inside but a bunch of inferior second rate tech parts and crap overpriced kinect.
Thomper  +   570d ago
Kids. The headset will cost nothing anyway - relax!

I won't be using the £2.00 pos that Sony is supplying, will you???
ZodTheRipper  +   570d ago
At least everyone has one and can communicate through it. If there is none inside, there will be quite a few people who won't bother buying one, just like on the PS3.
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Software_Lover  +   570d ago
But I thought not having a headset meant you keep the annoying racist kids off? You guys/gals can't have it both ways.

Last gen, not having a headset was a win for sony. This gen, not having a headset is bad for Microsoft.
darren_poolies  +   570d ago

Since when was not having a headset last gen a win for Sony?
Thomper  +   570d ago
If they are in to playing on-line they will invest in a decent headset anyway. That earbud that Sony is supplying is as crap as the ones I got with the Vita pre-order special
Thegamer41  +   570d ago
No I wont be using the one Sony supplies, I will be using the one I already own, that's what people don't understand. If MS allows the use of any headset you think people will be reacting like this to this news? The fact they wont include the only compatible headset with the console is just ridiculous.
ylwzx3  +   570d ago
Considering this thing is $499 there is no excuse that it couldn't come with some form of headset.
TheFallenAngel  +   570d ago
Oh come on price has nothing to do with it. I'm a PS fanboy and my PS3 was $600 and didn't come with a headset but I didn't care. I had a bluetooth headset and used it. It amazing how people still complains about headsets when you can get a cheap bluetooth for like $10 dollars.
ylwzx3  +   570d ago
A $10 bluetooth will be exactly that. Cheap.
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TKCMuzzer  +   570d ago
Times have changed since the PS3 was released. Both companies are promoting their next gen consoles as social games consoles, play with your friends, upload your videos.
In a way it is important because Microsoft especially want to promote the Xbox one as the all in one entertainment device but contradict it in as many ways as they can possibly find.
It's not about the price, it's about promoting the right image, at this present moment in time, Microsoft seem slightly confused.
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HammadTheBeast  +   570d ago
Can't user Bluetooth mics with Xbox. GG.
blackmanone  +   570d ago
Hammad is right. It's not about lacking a mic, as my ps3 never came with one and cost more. My 360, however, did have a headset.

So why's it a big deal? Because they are now using a new jack. Why? So you have to buy a new headset.
gnothe1  +   570d ago
Ps3 was 600 an no headset. ..it turned out ok right?..
Software_Lover  +   570d ago
Common sense accounts for nothing on this website.
ZodTheRipper  +   570d ago
No, it turned the PSN into a graveyard with noone speaking at all. I'm very happy that a headset is included with every PS4, even if it's not top notch quality.
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thehitman  +   570d ago
It did however have wifi larger HD Blu-Ray Free PSN that completely overshadows the not having a mic. XB1 has nothing extra over ps4 unless you want to count Kinect that most people are saying they dont even want in the first place. But I guess MS wants everyone to use Kinect as the headset will see how things go with that.
kewlkat007  +   570d ago
Yes ser..Correct.

1.Plus you can use kinect Voice/Mic abilities, 2.There will be an adapter for older headsets.
3.You can buy a newer headset..plenty of options.
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CerebralAssassin  +   570d ago
Their thought is the kinect has a mic on it so you can communicate. Everyone wont use the mic due to having a better mic or just not playing multiplayer so why waste the material. Maybe the mic is of high quality then the 360 which warrents a price tag. Not just a freebie. Time will tell.
blackmanone  +   570d ago
Wait until you play against someone with Kinect as a mic and small kids. Considering that will be almost everyone that buys a Xbox and has a kid, yes, it's going to be a huge problem.
CerebralAssassin  +   570d ago
I think most parents that dont play games are leaning toward the ps4 because of price. But your right. It will still be a problem but nothing a good mute session wont fix.

If kids are loud enough it goes though the mics now. Dont think it will be as big of a problem as some are thinking.

atleast we arent playing mw2 being forced out of parties anymore.
stage88  +   570d ago
Well this means Xbox Live will either be:

1. A dead zone with no-one speaking


2. A cluster of feedback protruding in game music from everyone's kinect and ear piercing white noise.
pyramidshead  +   570d ago
Not to mention other people's skype calls as they snap them in haha.
Foxgod  +   570d ago
Cool, then i get to listen to Klingon music, if 2 is true.
CerebralAssassin  +   570d ago
Or people can stop being cheap asses... but who am I kidding right?
thehitman  +   570d ago
Or they can be cheap asses and get a PS4 for 100 dollars cheaper.. but who am I kidding right?
CerebralAssassin  +   570d ago
@hitman. Very true sir. Very true. Explains the clientèle I see preordering the ps4.
Brute_Shot_Adam  +   570d ago
You're going to need to keep updated. The kinect 2.0 only picks your your voice and cuts out ALL non-vocal words even other people in the area. Still it'll be difficult to hear team mates over their speakers.
kingPoS  +   570d ago
Somehow the fact that it can tell different voices apart worries me.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   570d ago
@ stage88

I think you need to research more.

Kinect is able to filter out all " ear piercing white noise".

Here watch this so you are more educated on a subject you clearly don't know much on.


The more you know.
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stage88  +   569d ago
You really think that the noise filtering will work like that?

Wake up, it's all PR bull. No noise filtering can come close to that. It's going to be a very sad surprise on launch day for you.

Did you forget that Microsoft fake all their demos as well?
Look at this from 2009. All fake

The more you know.

Related video
Lvl_up_gamer  +   569d ago
LMFAO so even when they demo the device, it can't be true because it's MS.

No stage88, you just don't want to believe it works that well. It hurts you in some fanboy way that MS could possibly have a device that actually makes sense and works.

If you are going to believe that corps PR is just BS, then I guess it's fair to say that the PS4's specs will get downgraded since Sonys history has always been over promising and under delivering for their last 2 generations of consoles.

Remember, just because something upsets you doesn't make it untrue.
stage88  +   569d ago
"LMFAO so even when they demo the device, it can't be true because it's MS."

Absolutely. Here's just two out of many demo examples of MS lying to consumers:


"If you are going to believe that corps PR is just BS, then I guess it's fair to say that the PS4's specs will get downgraded since Sonys history has always been over promising and under delivering for their last 2 generations of consoles."

It's possible future versions of the PS4 may be downgraded but that only happened with the PS3. I don't recall it happening with any of their other systems. Overpromising and under delivering is what MS do. Refer to the examples above.

If anything Sony has been over delivering eg. PS+ and exclusives. The Last of Us is getting 10's everywhere. Not to mention other gems such as Uncharted, LBP, Killzone, MGS, God of War etc.

Not that I've put you firmly in your place...

Remember, just because you're shrouded in jealously doesn't make any of your points true ;)
Lvl_up_gamer  +   570d ago
sorry dbl post
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gnothe1  +   570d ago
One real question I have is...since both systems use the same XBL account. ..will I be able to chat with my 360 friends that haven't upgraded To XBONE
RM-TatoTiburon  +   570d ago
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ThatCanadianGuy514  +   570d ago
The public relations of xbox are just a running joke at this point.What the are they even doing over there? How are they getting weekly paychecks to be this stupid? Just constant confusion from them.
No_Limit  +   570d ago
I already knew this was a mistake as no other sites were informed of this but some unknown UK site. But of course in N4G land, even though it was clearly a mistake from Gem and has nothing to do with MS, the blame and negative spins will once again be going towards MS. Same s#!t, different day.

example, see poster ^^^^^^
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FlunkinMonkey  +   570d ago
o shut the fack up.. such a broken record. if you don't like it, vamoosh!

You're so boring. Wahhh. Cry more.
KILLERAPP  +   570d ago
The future is here....
RM-TatoTiburon  +   570d ago
PSN right now is a dead zone because the PS3 never came out with a headseat and people who bought the ps3 in the early years never had the experience of a big online community so they never cared to get a headseat.

Xbox Live grew very fast because the xbox 360 came with a headset, now the community is bigger and everybody use a headset is the xbox one don't include a headset people will buy one (not like the early days of ps3) but i hope in november the console will come with a headset
kingPoS  +   570d ago
If going to slant on the PS3 at least get the context right, or at least make sure it's liner. Sheeh!

PSN right now is a dead zone...

Um no it isn't.

the PS3 never came out with a headset...

My Pulse Elite's say otherwise, it even has a logo on the side.

the ps3 in the early years never had the experience of a big online community...

So Warhawk somehow didn't count huh.
Bonerboy  +   570d ago
Of course it isnt included. How else will MS cut costs and furthermore, they will now be able to offer one of their highly overpriced "use with xboxOne only" peripheral headsets?
In fact, I bet the headset port on the console is of special design to accept only MS designed products.
I am so very done with xbox and all of their bullshit and soaking of consumers wallets at every opportunity. Maybe Ill pick up a ps4 down the road but for now Im sticking with the very open and unrestricted PC.
Wrightylfc88  +   570d ago
Microsoft just keep digging a bigger hole for themselves!
PFFT  +   570d ago
Lets not get carried away with the bullshit.
Ritsujun  +   569d ago
Pfft @ pfft.
blacktiger  +   570d ago
PS4 comes with headset?
HugoDrax  +   570d ago
No it doesn't, but it does come with earbuds (if you consider that a headset) similar to how my original PSP included earbuds. Doesn't matter to me, as I consider myself a gamer and will invest in turtle beach headsets for both xb1 & ps4. Just as I did with my x360 & PS3.
RM-TatoTiburon  +   569d ago
but it works as a mic too itsn't?
objdadon  +   570d ago
Please stop with the "mic is included via kinect" nonsense! Have you ever played an online shooter using kinect as your mic? I have and every enemy knew what I was doing! Lol! My friend had to tell me to turn it off, it's just too sensitive!
dazzrazz  +   570d ago
Question is have you ever stumble on someone using this shit in a online game ? It picks up all the background noise from across the fucking town :D
Brute_Shot_Adam  +   570d ago
Don't mean to be that guy Dazz, but the kinect mic only picks your own voice. There's a video showing off the technical advancing off 2.0
kewlkat007  +   570d ago
"Last, but not least, Kinect 2's voice recognition technology can hear your voice, specifically, no matter what noises are around you." -Bliss


Kinect tech is impressive and not cheap like some others toys..
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HugoDrax  +   570d ago
Please stop with the "I already know what the KINECT 2 mic capabilities are" because I have played with KINECT 2. Since you have played with KINECT and not KINECT 2 how can you say what it's capabilities are? You say KINECT is just too sensitive! Sure it is, but that doesn't mean KINECT 2 is sensitive.
Dogswithguns  +   570d ago
So what?!.. at least they comes with Kinect, all we need right?.. right?!... hello?!
Pascalini  +   570d ago
I really don't want people voices coming out of my tv!!!!!!!
Manic2014  +   570d ago
Yeah that would be completely ridiculous, But i'm not sure you read the article it states the hardware distributor has explained that the contents WILL included a wired headset.
Brute_Shot_Adam  +   570d ago
It's a damn shame not including a mic. It was like the cherry on top with XBL. Heard they'll cost a lot too and release an adapter for the x360 mic.

They really should include one with the console...
BattleTorn  +   570d ago
They include one - built-in with Kinect.

How well the noise-cancelation, and having everyone using it will work out has yet to be seen...

And as of now using Kinect as a mic is lousy (to listen to at least - lots of livingroom noises, and echoy voices)
Nevermind having voices coming out of your TV!!! MS should be able to tell that an overwhelming majority of people turn that shit OFF as of now. (with the headset, headset/tv, tv only options - idk who has been choosing tv-only... or headset/tv for that matter)
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Brute_Shot_Adam  +   570d ago
If only the put their mic in the box.
LordHiggens  +   570d ago
People should shut up when online...everyone is annoying. Everyone.
BattleTorn  +   570d ago
Baka-akaB  +   570d ago
Fanboys are awesome . Too funny to see them going from "who need headet i got kinect" to "Sweet , see ms listened and the ps4 got no advtange left" based on a rumor , to yet again "Who cares kinect is awesome!!!"
drsfinest72  +   570d ago
Keep whining bitches
PFFT  +   570d ago
The site has been updated. Besides the fact that the XBO would come packed in with a headset had ALWAYS been know. A simple stupid mistake was made. Next time before acting like fools check other sites for more info on whether or not its true.
Godlovesgamers  +   570d ago
"Xbox One does not include a headset.."

So thats how they got the Xbone down to $500, it all makes sense now.

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