- 05-21-2013, 05:58 PM #4
It requires an internet connection for once a day look ups, as well as many of the features they showed off today. also developers can choose to have there games (yes even single player) be played on the cloud. and beyond that, you will need to repurchase a game for every console you play it on....
- 05-21-2013, 06:07 PM #6
The console doesn't require an internet connection. If you want those "lookups", then it's YOU that is requiring the internet connection. Well, unless you think it should be able to look up stuff with magic fairy dust.
also developers can choose to have there games (yes even single player) be played on the cloud.
So ,it's not required by MS. But developers can do it if they think it's good for their game? Like a persistent world perhaps?
Again... there isn't the magic fairy dust option. So yes, sometimes you do need the internet if you want something.
Are you suggesting that option should NOT be allowed to developers?
and beyond that, you will need to repurchase a game for every console you play it on....
If it's YOUR game, and you're playing it on your account, you're going to be fine.
- 05-21-2013, 06:13 PM #9
05-21-2013, 06:41 PM #14
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so can you use skype, check your movie info online and watch netflix and message your friends offline?........ please. it obvious Xbox live will download content to keep it updated, like the trending feature they said. if people actully used their brain it would be obvious what it meant with the first answer about how it will require or not connection all the time. and Phil Harrison can be whatever he wants be he doesnt know about it, he says "I believe its 24h" so that means he doesnt know the answer. Im sure Xbox team dont expect you to buy Xbox One and never have it online, but its not like it will explode, or it will stop working if you dont update X tv feature, there are alot of things that work only with internet so its imposible to be offline for those... thats the problema with new technology, like a Smartphone, would you buy one if you wont have an internet connection never? you cant even setup an account to download an App that would work offline. again, im sure you need to get updated but its not like Xbox One will explode if you dont connect online, it only depends on the game, or App, or whatever you want to do with Xbox.
- 05-21-2013, 11:29 PM #16
Wait since there is no Backward compatibility. If it's possible for you to re purchase a game as a digital download, then wouldn't your Xbox 360's game pass be valid. As proof that you have the game or are able to download it for free to your new console?
05-21-2013, 11:34 PM #17
- 69 Posts
The PS4 will be better for gaming. Microsoft is concentrating on other stuff, not gaming. Gaming is just one of many concentrations in the Xbox One. On PS4 it is the MAIN goal. You HAVE to respect the PS4 as a gamer because that is the only thing you want in a system.
05-21-2013, 11:56 PM #19
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This same thing happened to me with a recent purchase of Skyrim for my PC... The dvd was basically just an installer and that's it, tied to a stupid steam account, and I can't play the game on another system without signing into my steam account on it. This is the way gaming is headed. It's worked for games on demand, psn downloads, xbl downloads, steam, etc... And now it's coming to physical disc.
I really hope there's something extra we're missing in how Microsoft does this, some detail somewhere that makes it better... But looking at all the examples I've just listed, I don't think there's anything missing. Xbox and PlayStation are just last to the game. I expect Sony to do this same thing eventually as well, if not for the PS4
- 05-22-2013, 12:44 AM #20
Microsoft has Microsoft Game Studios for games. Just like Sony has their first party games.
And both have 2nd party and 3rd party games.
The ones that will determine how good a console is for gaming will be the developers.
The developers will take what tools and abilities that are available to them and create awesomeness from that.
I believe that the XBOX ONE gives developers more tools for new awesomely creative and fun games.
- 05-22-2013, 12:48 AM #21
MS said that they will be presenting a solution for used games. We just have to wait for when they're ready to reveal it.
I imagine that you'll be able to remove it from your hard drive and then give that ownership key to someone else. MS also did mention trading games. So I bet there's going to be some sort of used game marketplace that they set up where you could buy, sell, or trade games.
05-22-2013, 01:04 AM #22
- 552 Posts
I want everything in my system, not just games. My 360 had a much better gaming experience than my PS3, and I have no doubt my Xbox One will have a better gaming experience than a PS4. PS4 has no advantages to the Xbox One.
- 05-22-2013, 02:20 AM #24
One word really, console wars. It doesn't matter if the device is actually better or worse than PS4, some people have just decided that PS4 is better.
It was the exact same when I was younger and it was the "first xbox gen" going on with GameCube and PS2 as rivals. I had a gamecube and PS2 and Xbox sucked so much ***!!!! ..i just have no idea why :D
I'm not worried for the xbox in the slightest. It may not beat PS4 in sales, but it won't be much behind either. Both consoles will be extremely popular and succesful. That said, I'm sort of a MS fanboy with my W8, Surface and WP8 which is why I root for XBOX a lot more. I may not buy one cos I'm not really into console gaming (im a big gamer, just usually some persistant MMO-like games, currently APB Reloaded mostly on PC), but I really like the other features it has and it would complete my ecosystem very nicely.. just not sure if with my current limited income I can justify getting one, especially when many of the cool features will likely not do anything for me cos I don't have cable TV and I dont watch sports :P
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