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 Post subject: The Xbox one thread
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:11 
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I thought I'd start this thread to keep all the new Xbox news in one place. I shall be watching it this evening as the conference will be available on the 360's dashboard.

I'm kind of excited... but more than that, I'm thinking that they'll screw it up with micro transactions, adverts, apps I'll never use and Kinect.

But we shall see!

So.. What is everyone expecting and hoping to see?

**Edit** Thanks to Zaphod, here's a live stream link.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news ... event.html


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:30 
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Well we know the new COD is going to be there - I'm expecting something Halo / something Gears / something Forza

I expect streaming games to twitch.tv (since thats the big name in streaming and Sony went with someone else).

I'm hoping for a similar controller (the 360 one is great) , and unfortunately a built in Kinect :-(

Major Nelson mentioned that he's hosting a panel / discussion thing after the show which I assume will be them showing off the streamy stuff in more detail

For names I think its just going to be 'xbox'

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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:42 
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I am interested in a games console, all the rest of it can GTF. Basically, I am going to wait until third-party games can be compared in performance on Xbox vs PS4 and take it from there.

Of course, an interesting exclusive original IP, like Halo was all those years ago, could make all the difference, especially if it's an original concept as well, as opposed to another shooter franchise. I am not holding my breath, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:08 
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I'm going to say for games announcements, erm, a new Gears? Some car game?


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:14 
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I predict that everyone will moan like fuck about how shit it's all going to be and then eventually buy one and enjoy playing games on it. Seems to be the way these things usually go. Unless it's Nintendo.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:40 
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Does this mean we have to decide which one we are all buying?


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:41 
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Eventually buy one, perhaps. But I'll be getting at most one of the PS4 and Durango this year, with the other coming years later. So the moaning won't be as empty as you imply.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:42 
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Buy a PS3 and let's play some GT5.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:42 
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zaphod79 wrote:
For names I think its just going to be 'Xbox 4000'


FTFY. Because sticking 4000 after anything makes it sound better. FACT!


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:43 
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Buy a PS3 and let's play some GT5.


We're gonna be playing Grand Trusimo?

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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:44 
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lasermink wrote:
Buy a PS3 and let's play some GT5.

I was playing GT5 last night as it goes. It really does shit all over Forza from a great height in terms of how well it conveys the feeling of driving a car.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
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chinnyhill10 wrote:
zaphod79 wrote:
For names I think its just going to be 'Xbox 4000'


FTFY. Because sticking 4000 after anything makes it sound better. FACT!


3990 better than 10!

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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:46 
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Xbox 2600. Will crash the video game market. PREDICT!


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:51 
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markg wrote:
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Buy a PS3 and let's play some GT5.

I was playing GT5 last night as it goes. It really does shit all over Forza from a great height in terms of how well it conveys the feeling of driving a car.

I only bought a couple of months ago and not played it much, but it was quite a revelation over Forza. I haven't tried multiplayer. Is it as easy to set up games as in Forza? Is there a BEEX GT Club of Gentlemen?


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:52 
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markg wrote:
lasermink wrote:
Buy a PS3 and let's play some GT5.

I was playing GT5 last night as it goes. It really does shit all over Forza from a great height in terms of how well it conveys the feeling of driving a car.


Games are supposed to be fun. Forza is fun. Some of the best gaming I've ever had has been on our Forza nights.

My previous experience of GT is an endless grind which involves you driving between cones before you can have a better car and then giving up because it's all so fucking tedious.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:54 
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In my opinion a fun racing game should be something like Ridge Racer. Personally I prefer the arcade racers than the realistic simulations.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
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chinnyhill10 wrote:
markg wrote:
lasermink wrote:
Buy a PS3 and let's play some GT5.

I was playing GT5 last night as it goes. It really does shit all over Forza from a great height in terms of how well it conveys the feeling of driving a car.


Games are supposed to be fun. Forza is fun. Some of the best gaming I've ever had has been on our Forza nights.

My previous experience of GT is an endless grind which involves you driving between cones before you can have a better car and then giving up because it's all so fucking tedious.

I don't know what would prevent you from doing the exact same thing in GT5, but I haven't tried yet truth to be told.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:57 
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In my opinion a fun racing game should be something like Ridge Racer. Personally I prefer the arcade racers than the realistic simulations.


On the Forza nights we have engineered arcade style racing into it. That's half the fun. Some of the races are so insane if it were real we'd all be dead or badly injured by the end of race.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:00 
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chinnyhill10 wrote:
markg wrote:
lasermink wrote:
Buy a PS3 and let's play some GT5.

I was playing GT5 last night as it goes. It really does shit all over Forza from a great height in terms of how well it conveys the feeling of driving a car.


Games are supposed to be fun. Forza is fun. Some of the best gaming I've ever had has been on our Forza nights.

My previous experience of GT is an endless grind which involves you driving between cones before you can have a better car and then giving up because it's all so fucking tedious.
To most people Forza is the antithesis of fun as well, it's a subjective term, see. I like Forza though for the reasons you mention, just despite the fact that GT5 feels so much better. Fortunately I don't need to choose, I can drive either whenever I like.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
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I don't know what would prevent you from doing the exact same thing in GT5, but I haven't tried yet truth to be told.

The fact that most people here don't have a PS3 would be the main one.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:10 
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lasermink wrote:
Xbox 2600. Will crash the video game market. PREDICT!


Xbox 404?

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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:23 
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The fact that most people here don't have a PS3 would be the main one.
Is that true?


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:28 
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I predict;

A new kind of convergence device that you can watch films and TV on, play games on, browse the internet on then, when you leave the house it folds down into a mobile phone / tablet that you can continue to play games on and make phones calls on. You can also wear it as a "Google Glass" kind of hat.

The Xbox Guide Button will be replaced with a "Buy" button similar to Amazon's one click ordering system to remove those awkward barriers between Microsoft and your wallet.

It will not need to be connected to the internet but you will need to install an RFID GPS tracker into the back of your neck so that it knows where you are at all times and will only let you alone play on the console. Anyone without the RFID tag attempting to play on the console will have their retinas burned out by the new Laser Kinect system.

80% of the dashboard will become devoted to Lynx adverts.

You heard it here first.

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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
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It's probably more true to say that most people own a PS3, but don't play them. I know I don't.. In fact, I don't think it's even plugged in.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:43 
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markg wrote:
The fact that most people here don't have a PS3 would be the main one.
Is that true?

I'm not sure. Poll time?

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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
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I guess quite a few do then, but how many of those have a headset for it? I don't and it's pretty essential for any sort of Bezzie gaming scenario.

It always seemed a strange omission to me to leave those out of the standard PS3 packages.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
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markg wrote:
I guess quite a few do then, but how many of those have a headset for it? I don't and it's pretty essential for any sort of Bezzie gaming scenario.

It always seemed a strange omission to me to leave those out of the standard PS3 packages.

Oh yeah, I don't have a headset either, but I would get one for beex gt5 shenanigans, assuming the game supports it, which I think it does.


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
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The grand BEEX console owner survey has been launched. Vote now!


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 Post subject: Re: Xbox reveal today!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 13:18 
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I'll probably resist for a while, and then buy whatever the most people have. Unless it's a Wii-U. That can bugger off.

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