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AZWification said:

 Not happening. PS4 has something for  everyone and the Wii U will have a bunch of Nintendo games. Also, THEY DON't HAVE  USED GAMES FEE.


Neither does Xbox One. At least not from Microsoft and I`m sure 3rd party publisher`s will have something in place similar to online pass but nothing extreme.



 How our favorite systems are just like humans and sometimes have issues finding their special someone...

Xbox 360 wants to KinectPS3 wants to Move!  Why are both systems having such relationship problems?  The reason is they both become so infactuated with desire while watching the Wii as it waggles on by. They simply want what they can't have.

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papamudd said:
in what way is the x1 future proof?


They're basing the X1 on Steam.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Xbox-One-Anti-Used-Game-DRM-Will-Lead-to-Cheaper-Games-Steam-Like-Store-Report-360894.shtml



ironmanDX said:
papamudd said:
in what way is the x1 future proof?


They're basing the X1 on Steam.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Xbox-One-Anti-Used-Game-DRM-Will-Lead-to-Cheaper-Games-Steam-Like-Store-Report-360894.shtml


One can only hope! Pun intended ;)



 How our favorite systems are just like humans and sometimes have issues finding their special someone...

Xbox 360 wants to KinectPS3 wants to Move!  Why are both systems having such relationship problems?  The reason is they both become so infactuated with desire while watching the Wii as it waggles on by. They simply want what they can't have.

 Official member of the Xbox 360 Squad

papamudd said:
in what way is the x1 future proof?


MS is aiming the X1 for the digital age, which is coming whether you like it or not. Plus it will happen sooner than you think. Heck look at how far tech as come since the beginning of last gen.



JusSayian said:
papamudd said:
in what way is the x1 future proof?


MS is aiming the X1 for the digital age, which is coming whether you like it or not. Plus it will happen sooner than you think. Heck look at how far tech as come since the beginning of last gen.


This is exactly why only 21 countries are available for the launch. They need to make sure the Live functanalities have decent enough servers in the area to effectively run with how online heavy the system is it will take time to get setup. Probably the biggest reason for Asia not getting it`s launch until sometime in 2014.



 How our favorite systems are just like humans and sometimes have issues finding their special someone...

Xbox 360 wants to KinectPS3 wants to Move!  Why are both systems having such relationship problems?  The reason is they both become so infactuated with desire while watching the Wii as it waggles on by. They simply want what they can't have.

 Official member of the Xbox 360 Squad

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LurkerJ said:

10 friends can share one game, that's awesome. I still don't get why we had to wait for interviews to know that. Third parties can choose not to allow sharing could be the reason, right? I have to admit, Xbone is a better product now than what it was one week ago.

Actually you can only share the game with ONE person at a time, and i believe there is a time limit as well, 30 days or something. I could be wrong about this last part ofc, since MS has had such a confusing PR mess.

The limit of people you can potentially share games to is limited to 10 users.

Compared to the status quo its not a feature at all, not even close.



LordMatrix said:
JusSayian said:
papamudd said:
in what way is the x1 future proof?


MS is aiming the X1 for the digital age, which is coming whether you like it or not. Plus it will happen sooner than you think. Heck look at how far tech as come since the beginning of last gen.


This is exactly why only 21 countries are available for the launch. They need to make sure the Live functanalities have decent enough servers in the area to effectively run with how online heavy the system is it will take time to get setup. Probably the biggest reason for Asia not getting it`s launch until sometime in 2014.


Never thought of it like that, good call.



How does having a digital market place... which is already on current gen systems... make it future proof? I can't take my digital purchases from last gen devices on to next gen devices. PC's are upgradeable so there is a big difference there. As far as I can tell there is nothing future proof about the X1 at all. I don't know why people would even assume such a thing as a digital copy does not make it future proof if it is not compatible with future hardware. So the X1 makes all your games digital, that doesn't mean at all that they will have better sales/deals similar to steam, nor does it mean its future proof. For something to be future proof it needs to be compatible with the future, and currently there is nothing to imply a digital copy of a game on a console is any more future proof than a physical disc. Not to say that digital only markets are not the future of gaming in general, but in and of itself a digital purchase is not any more future proof than a physical disc for console gaming.



Talal said:
I will permaban myself if the game releases in 2014.

in reference to KH3 release date

papamudd said:
How does having a digital market place... which is already on current gen systems... make it future proof? I can't take my digital purchases from last gen devices on to next gen devices. PC's are upgradeable so there is a big difference there. As far as I can tell there is nothing future proof about the X1 at all. I don't know why people would even assume such a thing as a digital copy does not make it future proof if it is not compatible with future hardware. So the X1 makes all your games digital, that doesn't mean at all that they will have better sales/deals similar to steam, nor does it mean its future proof. For something to be future proof it needs to be compatible with the future, and currently there is nothing to imply a digital copy of a game on a console is any more future proof than a physical disc. Not to say that digital only markets are not the future of gaming in general, but in and of itself a digital purchase is not any more future proof than a physical disc for console gaming.


kk lets rephrase it, MS is preparing the X1 for the inevitable future of gaming. Happy?

As for the bolded thats exactly what this means. When you buy a game from Steam, you don't own it. You own the digital rights to the game and you cannot trade, borrow, or sell your games at all and they can be taken away from you in a instant. Because of this steam can allow for massive discounts because publishers know the game will not be sold, or borrowed by anyone else and if someone wants to play the game they need to buy it.  MS knows this and are pushing hard to make their system more like steam so they can offer these level of discounts to their customers.



yes semantics make me very happy. Thank you for clarifying.

If you can share your games with 10 people then I don't see X1 getting any where near Steam prices... Sure perhaps they could block those games, but PS3 mostly only allows the games being shared digitally twice and doesn't have Steam level sales even though that would be a more comfortable sale environment for publishers than the used game or physical markets. Undoubtedly it will be interesting to see how many of these next gen features and store fronts will work.



Talal said:
I will permaban myself if the game releases in 2014.

in reference to KH3 release date