Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb talks all about the Xbox One.
I wish digital game prices were discounted (on or around launch). :/
They kind of are discounted since they don't charge you for sales tax.
XtraTrstrL + 29m ago "The main difference here is that on PS4 it's the indie devs themselves saying they love the SDK and environment, here it's Major Nelson saying that devs love the Xbone SDK. All credibility goes out the window right away." thanks XtraTrstrL for pretty much sum this whole thing up...^^
lol so, he makes a ps4 comparison comment just for the fanboy response, then says that he doesn't know what the 8gig of flash memory is for....?? the whole thing smacks of trolling imo. microsoft are upto something....
@Ame_No_Shiryuu Yeah, it's pretty funny that Larry "Major Marketing Poppycock" Hryb has to tell us that the developers love the Xbox One SDK. It was probably their anonymous "confirmed xbox developer" on reddit that "informed" him how great the SDK was.
So that port was a USB B port, wonder what it's used for in development.
Not good enough as you cannot trade in a digital version of a game. Digital format should be at least $10 less.
On a different note Anyone else concerned about the statement on playing personal media files? What do they mean "there would be a solution"? Does he mean they haven't chosen all the acceptable audio and video formats yet or that playing your own videos is current not possible and that they are working on it? I'm pretty sure it's the first but it's weird that the basics on media reading isn't sorted out already. It'll be cool if it turns out to be able to read MKV files for example, subtitle options included. Neither system read them (natively) this gen.
Article: "However, he stated that, “Developers are loving the system SDK and the performance.” Interestingly, the user is working on systems for both the PS4 and Xbox One and has stated that he found “little to no difference on multi-platform titles” with both consoles working well performance wise and having similar features." So basically, the SDK "Open GL or Direct X11" are basically the same. But the PS4 is 50% stronger. Nelson was taking about the kits being the same, not the consoles; read the article. Xbox One will include Adobe Flash Player.
Yeah but not only on or at launch, publishers don't use a single coin in handling /shipping etc but they still charge you it, digital should be cheaper... After 6 months of the release of X game you go to a store and that X game is $30 or less but on the PSN/Live still full price "smh" ... It's also why retail still has so much demand, why must we pay $60 for retail and $60 for digital even after that a game has received a price drop ... @ BluEx610 Sales taxes has nothing to do with this, the state is the one that charge you the sales taxes, publisher do not spend money on shipping so they should not charge the product like they were spending money on shipping, plastic case and paper hell no...
PSN is matched with the retail prices most of the time. I recently noticed Ni No Kuni drop to $19.99 at walmart and I checked the digital version on PSN and it was dropped to $20 as well. I'm not sure about every game (obviously) but that one was very noticeable because of how cheap it is already.
Its about keeping the retailers happy. Retailers wont be happy if everyone started dling the games instead of buying from their stores. Ultimately retailers could request less and less stock and spend less money advertising the products for them, but that is not an avenue anyone wants to go down.
Give it time and you'll see sales tax on that too. Just like the government is pushing Amazon to do.
Yea, Amazon here in Virginia just started charging tax. I'm pretty pissed.
GA started September 1st......and even back taxed my system preorders
just do what i did and change what state you live in in your profile. psn thinks i live in fla where there is no state income tax even though i don't live there. i don't pay any state sales taxes that way. This is especially good if you use psn cards. you get a $20 card and you can then buy a $20 game but i couldn't if i were to put in my real state.
I saw this___Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb talks all about the Xbox One.___ under the heading and knew this was a waste of time
Yet, here you are.
I am a huge xbox fan but even I know Major Nelson is a Major Douchebag.
You and me both. No reason for digital game prices to even be the same cost a retail in the first place. Really makes my envy Steam and what they have going on.
steam isn't that great though, maybe they have good sales but on average games cost more than retail and amazon digital. never understood why pc gamers touted steam over amazon .
There is a reason actually within the first 6 months at least. it's to not not undercut retail partners who sony and ms depend on to sell their systems,games. other products.
When I click to read an article like this, I kind of expect to see quotes from developers, and questions being asked and answered by different developers, not Major Nelson.
Digital price drops would be crazy. So excited! Barely 2 months to go! Then imma be playin 64 players in BF4. Can hardly wait!
This is the whole problem with digital downloads & why it hasn't & will never fully catch on. Its all about greed, they don't want to have to pay fees to others for publishing, manufacturing, distribution but then instead of making the game cheaper to match the reduction in these costs they charge equal or even more. People just arn't that stupid, they know that if companies forced digital only distribution the prices would show a huge massive increase. I could easily see prices going up to £100/$150 per game within the first year.
you make some good points but it wouldn't get that crazy. no one would buy a standard copy for those prices and money still talks. the market still dictates price even in a full digital environment.
If the only place to get it is online then they control the price not us. No one can pick it up second hand or cheap from a shop sale or borrow it from a friend. It's all greed & it will always be pushed to the maximum if given the opportunity. Were already seeing the prices of next generation games rise to £60 or £70 digital downloads even though several developers & Sony themselves have also said games should be cheaper as tools & costs are becoming better & cheaper. I would put money on it that before next gen is over digital downloads will be forced to be more common & prices will be at £100.
yea 100%. There is no plastic for CD or case and no tax on it, so of course it should be cheaper. But everyone wants to make the consumers pay even more
Or Atleast give an incentive to go digital like getting it 1 day early
More "truth" from major douchebag?
"That 8 GB of flash memory? Nelson has no idea currently, but will elaborate as his engineers provide more information. However, he stated that, “Developers are loving the system SDK and the performance.” Interestingly, the user is working on systems for both the PS4 and Xbox One and has stated that he found “little to no difference on multi-platform titles” with both consoles working well performance wise and having similar features. So developers are probably actually enjoying it." LOL I'm tickled. There's little to no difference, because the XB1 is the weaker console hardware-wise, and thus they're coding for your console as the LCD (lowest common denominator) when it comes to next-gen versions. On top of that Major Nelson is sharing the details from said developer, whereas developers have come out in masses in support of the PS4. Take a seat sir. No shade to the XB1, but sunglasses on midnight to Mr. Larry Hryb.
How can some1 call himself Major Nelson.... so stupid.
I've often wondered who thought up that name, I always assumed it was Halo related
It's a character from the 1960s show " I Dream of Genie." http://www.imdb.com/charact...
It comes from the tv show back in the day called " I dream of genie. "
Major Nelson is his twitter name and it refers to a character from the old tv show I Dresm of Genie
Larry Hagman is rolling over in his grave then. That major nelson had morals, values, etc. This major nelson is a Tokyo Rose.
its his gamer tag duh....
so you call ur self New"real name"Zealender
no i do not call myself New (real name) Zealander. i was simply answering your original question. "How can some1 call himself Major Nelson.... so stupid." its his gamertag...
" Interestingly, the user is working on systems for both the PS4 and Xbox One and has stated that he found “little to no difference on multi-platform titles” with both consoles working well performance wise and having similar features" hmm so Xbox cost $100 more and there is little to no difference on multiplat games? Guess I'm getting a PS4 and saving $100. thanks
Yes you will be saving $100 but you will be missing out on some cool exclusives.
no he wont...
If you're concerned about exclusives and can only buy one, you wouldn't buy an Xbox.
Oh come off it man. Just because you don't like the Xbox One doesn't mean it won't see worthwhile titles. I am buying a PS4 first but I would kill to have Crimson Dragon. If Yukio Futatsugi ends up making his Crimson Dragon rpg I will drop money on a one right there. Its going to be an awesome gen for both sides. Absolutely no need to be negative.
Most of Xbox exclusives go to pc. And MS have a bad history with exclusives. That's why i'm not buying it . They are not fooling me again. However , each can make his own decision ^^ . I for one if i want something else then the ps4 , i will go for pc. I still don't see a solid reason to buy X1.
@14 Feb I do not own a pc I would rather spend that money being a duel console owner and picking up the exclusives for each system plus non of my friends have gaming pcs anymore. Nothing against pc owners it's just my preference. I just cannot see myself missing out on exclusives for either one of these 2 consoles. And when Nintendo gets more exclusives that appeal to me, I will get a Wii u as well.
Isn't the same exactly true for the PS4, only you save $100? Buy only one regardless, you're going to miss out on something.
@godmars Yes, but the way I see it...I would get the xbox first as killzone is the only ps4 launch title that I am interested in, then you have Deep Down and Infamous coming later on. You will not really see ps4 take off until year 2 or 3 when they unleash what Naughty dog and Sony Santa Monica has to offer. For me, xbox has the heavy hitter exclusives for launch and the first year with games like Halo, killer Instinct, forza, DR3, Ryse and Quantum Break.
Or he could spend and extra $100 and miss out on some cool exclusives. It goes both ways.
Why wouldn't he??
Maybe he doesn't like MS's exclusives? Or doesn't care for them enough to spend an extra $100?
@abeastnametariq Maybe, but that still doesn't mean that he will not be missing out on a few good exclusives. If I didn't care for/play "the last of us", that doesn't mean that it wasn't a great exclusive that I would have missed out on. I would let the person speak for themselves instead of speculating his or her potential taste in gaming.
You have a point. *strokes invisible beard*
It's funny how 80% of the time I hear that "developers are loving the X1" it's someone from Microsoft saying it. HTML5 support is dope though I guess.
How is that any different than a random, anonymous, possibly made up developer trashing it?
I don't think I made the statement that it was. I could point out that there is a lot of known developers to come out and say the PS4 is better though. I've yet to see a developer that doesn't work for MS say the X1 is better. I honestly could care less what's more powerful. I know why I'll be buying a PS4 first and getting an X1 later on too.
Microsoft is getting some good press Things are definitely turning around for them :)
"Things are definitely turning around for them" Is it? Time will tell when the sales figures come out compared to PS4! Cannot argue with the pre order numbers as it is!
"Is it?" ...... Yes. Everyone can say ms keeps doing 180's but when u reveal things that the majority of gamers don't want then you better do a 180. I can't wait for both systems to drop.
Well it's a statement from an employee of the company that makes the console. I believe it when such comments come from devs.
Since when is it 'good press' to have your spokesperson go out and say something nice (and incorrect) about your system? This just in, the Marlboro man say he likes Marlboros. This just in, Ronald McDonald says he likes Happy Meals. Actually Major Nelson's words are lies, and come from the company itself....so it's not really good press, when it's an employee, who's lying through his teeth.
Keep looking for independant xbone good news,ms pr speak isn't a credible source of news. html5 is the new standard that is replacing flash everywhere.It wasn't too surprising but good to know they know it's 2013 but i fear they still have a bleak 1984 vision they would love to implement.
The main difference here is that on PS4 it's the indie devs themselves saying they love the SDK and environment, here it's Major Nelson saying that devs love the Xbone SDK. All credibility goes out the window right away.
Meanwhile the actual devs really are saying the ESRAM is a 'pain'. Remember, the guy can't lie...he's a real major. Oh wait....
Which developers are saying it?
@Bzone24 You know how it does. One anonymous dev says the eSRAM is a pain. Then some reads it and says somewhere else "some devs say the eSRAM is a pain," which then turns into "theactual devs are saying eSRAM is a pain. Its like fox news and there "Some people say" crap. Its always either a person fishing for something thats not there, or a journalist being lazy and not doing there job. Just ignore jmc8888. He was one of the "OMGZ!!! KINECTZ 2 IS A SPYBOX" guys.
@MarkusMcNugen http://www.edge-online.com/... "...a platform-agnostic development build can run at around 30FPS in 1920×1080 on PS4, but it’ll run at “20-something” FPS in 1600×900 on Xbox One. “Xbox One is weaker and it’s a pain to use its ESRAM,” concluded one developer." 3 days later... http://www.vg247.com/2013/0... "Ryse: Son of Rome has been confirmed as running at native 900p on Xbox One, Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg has clarified, after yesterday stating that it ran at 1080p." The Edge article is credible since it states that if the Xbox One uses it's "full power" with no optimizations, the test resulted in a 900p resolution as the max. 3 days later, the best looking game on the Xbox One has been clarified to only run at a native resolution of 900p. If you connect the dots, then the ESRAM statement is true since the developer was spot on with the 900p resolution. What is there to gain for lying? The developer was just giving out the facts as requested by Edge, a reliable gaming magazine business in UK.
all i know is.MS has given gamestop some type of deal or plan.i don't know what's it about but we are having a meeting on the 29th of this month about the x1.it's mandatory to be at the meeting too.there is nothing i don't know about the system but if MS is paying gamestop employee's to attend a meeting.more power to them.stupid meeting is too early for me.7:20a.m
It's probably that thing they are doing where they are going around training the shops assistants on how to properly use the xbone features.