- 07-04-2013, 09:21 AM #1
For sake of discussion lets just assume it is the case.
I can see why their doing it, but do you think it makes them look like they are only being reactionary?
They must really be feeling the pressure to show that even with kinect what you get is worth the extra cost compared to what you get with ps4.
Personally I think a year free of xbox live gold would've been better. Show what you get with it, people get used to having it and it directly makes people think it only makes ps4 $50 cheaper or whatever it is.
I don't think people will think like that with headset.
- 07-04-2013, 10:03 AM #3
The console isn't out for another 4 months and there are still loads of details that need to be finalised.
The anti MS brigade are just going to jump all over every bit of info between now and November and keep anything Pony does on the back burner.
I do like your idea of free gold membership though - For the price of a game you get a year of everything. Why not skip the free games for 360 in October and give everyone gold for a year instead.
- 07-04-2013, 10:21 AM #4
- 07-04-2013, 10:40 AM #5
But there aren't a lot of details left to confirm, in my opinion. If/when (and how) the family sharing will return is probably the only major thing. That, and if the USB receiver for the PC can work with the wireless 360 controllers, and is the wired 360 controllers work on the One. They'll also have to clear up if headsets will be forwards- or backwards-compatible (depending on the angle form which you look at the matter), but it seems like most of the stuff is cleared up now.
- 07-04-2013, 12:45 PM #10
They said that 360 headset isn't compatible uses a different connector.
They did say that they will bring out an adapter though.
3months gold is nice for a oh look you get this thrown in for a sweetener. But i don't think most people would think it knocks a lot of the price off the sku.
With 3 months people would still think "and i have to add gold to price", 1 year people would think "and that includes gold".
Different emphasis and impact in my eyes.
I'm talking from perspective of people who see the xbo as being expensive even with kinect thrown in.
- 07-04-2013, 01:10 PM #11
I do wonder how long the anti/negative/toxic MS views will last.
Wonder if after month of release and people are actually playing and reviewing games if things will smooth over quickly.
The other day they was asked if you could use kinect to read qr codes, they replied yes, and peoples comments make it sound like MS was trying to make it the selling point of the kenect or something. Just crazy, kind of mass hysteria in my eyes.
Positive, negative, is just MS being bad bad bad lol
- 07-04-2013, 02:12 PM #12
I hope this is true... Just like the Xbox 360 came with a headset, a basic headset but, it did the job. A lot of people don't want all the swearing that goes on in a public chat (for example Black Ops 2) and this makes it better with out having to spend more cash after blowing $500 on the system...for something that SHOULD come with the basic systemXV6700(Apache)>XV6800->HTC Touch Pro 2(XV6875) ->HTC Trophy ->VZW HTC 8X ->Nokia Lumia 928 -> Nokia Lumia ICON (929)
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- 07-04-2013, 02:33 PM #13
It seems like it was possibly some kind of marketing mistake.
I think their trying to fix the swearing etc with their new reputation system.
The headset isn't integral to the system especially now it has kenect but i can see why people wouldn't mind headset being bundled, especially as it was before.
Is less personal though i guess.
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- 07-04-2013, 03:05 PM #14
- 07-04-2013, 06:16 PM #15
Did you watch the kinect sound demo?
Looked or should i say sounded very impressive. As long as it works as demonstrated.
It could filter out spoken words when people in room looked like they couldn't even hear amongst lots all noise, and it was "very" clear.
As for hearing the chat, no idea how they plan to level out the sound so could be a problem, or may not be especially once people get used to it. May be no different to watching a movie and having to hear the dialogue.
- 07-04-2013, 07:14 PM #16
- 07-04-2013, 09:03 PM #17
So had you watched the demo or not? It was a serious question.
Same or not, i don't know what they've implemented to help on the hearing side of things.
Buy the adapter and you can continue to adjust your knobs on your turtle beaches, I'm sure they may even be better than MS ones.
- 07-05-2013, 12:41 AM #19
I don't use my mic anyway. My Xbox sound gods through my computer input and out through my header, and I use Kinect as my mic.Phones: Nokia Lumia Icon, Nokia Lumia 928, HTC Windows Phone 8x, HTC Trophy
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