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Old 2014-02-26, 00:37   Link #2421
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I dunno, getting a free game plus a month of LIVE for the same price as the regular pack (which has no game and only 14 days of LIVE) sounds like a good hook.

We all know EA's the one to point fingers at for this idiotic trend of online only games anyways, so to me it looks like they're trying to give people a better deal.

Not that I would want this $500 set top box anyways.
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Old 2014-02-26, 00:54   Link #2422
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and fact of the matter is you're going to be paying for online anyway if you want to play these type of games on xbox or ps4, no one's checking for planetside 2 over destiny.
It's already been confirmed that always-online MMO-ish games like TESO and FFXIV and Destiny wouldn't need PS+, and that F2P games like planetside and Warframe are also not behind the paywall.

Which leaves actually very little behind that paywall if you think about it- Still need Gold if you wan to play an mmo on Xbox though http://gematsu.com/2014/01/elder-scr...aystation-plus
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Old 2014-02-27, 18:22   Link #2423
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People are speculating EA is now in the business of claiming "Our games won't have micro-transactions at launch" (ie. fancy wording meant to be interpreted as never, but really saying "at the start") then patching in micro-transactions after reviews are out and positive and such. Supposedly plants vs zombies had some nasty micro-transactions patched in, and there's rumors garden warfare (which is 40$) will have them too. If this turns out to be true, I have to wonder if Titanfall will receive a similar treatment.
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Old 2014-02-27, 18:37   Link #2424
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People are speculating EA is now in the business of claiming "Our games won't have micro-transactions at launch" (ie. fancy wording meant to be interpreted as never, but really saying "at the start") then patching in micro-transactions after reviews are out and positive and such. Supposedly plants vs zombies had some nasty micro-transactions patched in, and there's rumors garden warfare (which is 40$) will have them too. If this turns out to be true, I have to wonder if Titanfall will receive a similar treatment.
God, they're patching it in later now? To think I was sitting here wondering how much worse they could get.
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Old 2014-02-28, 09:33   Link #2425
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So much for it being a rumor,

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“So we’re not going to have any microtransactions at all at launch,” PopCap Games producer Brian Lindley told GameSpot at a recent press event.

Following the release of Garden Warfare, Lindley explained that PopCap will look at in-game metrics and player feedback to determine how best to move forward. This could include offering in-game payments, but one thing is for sure: microtransactions “definitely” won’t be available at launch.
http://savygamer.co.uk/2014/02/25/pl...disapointment/

Again this is $40 for the privilege of getting nickle and dimmed; next gen indeed.
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Old 2014-02-28, 11:16   Link #2426
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So... How much faith are people putting in Titanfall again? Lol...
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Old 2014-02-28, 11:35   Link #2427
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So... How much faith are people putting in Titanfall again? Lol...
MS is betting on it for some reason.

Then again, Sony seem to make Destiny a bigger deal than it should be, so I have to be fair and say both sides are doing too much hyping.
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Old 2014-02-28, 11:40   Link #2428
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I mean specifically the part about EA publishing it
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Old 2014-02-28, 12:54   Link #2429
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So... How much faith are people putting in Titanfall again? Lol...
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I mean specifically the part about EA publishing it
I'm not a call of duty/battlefield player but I was going to get it at launch (even though it's an EA game) just because it seemed interesting; or at least different.

Not getting it anymore. Depending on how things pan out probably never because the multiplayer system these FPS'es use is riddled with DLC anyway that just worse and worse over time.
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Old 2014-03-01, 19:13   Link #2430
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Titan Fall a game with big mechs that cannot punch through or blow buildings. Booooo!
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Old 2014-03-02, 00:18   Link #2431
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Just purchased my One yesterday. And I'm completely loving it. It legitimately feels like a next generation experience, not only just in graphics, but the Kinect and the interface the system has just blows me away. And with Titanfall only 2 weeks away, this thing is worth every penny.

Currently playing Thief on it right now, which also looks great.
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Old 2014-03-02, 06:05   Link #2432
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Right now its not worth getting a xbox one in my opinion. There are no must have games, the only game that's worth getting is Titan Fall but I already have a pc capable of running it, and lets not talk about the price cause is too expensive.
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Old 2014-03-09, 04:45   Link #2433
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Microsoft is using your data to target political ads on Xbox Live

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Microsoft is trying to persuade politicians to take out targeted ads on Xbox Live, Skype, MSN and other company platforms as midterm elections begin heating up around the country. To plug the idea, Microsoft officials handed out promotional materials Thursday at CPAC, the annual conference for conservatives.


It's the latest move by tech companies to seize a piece of the lucrative political ad market. The ads, which would appear on the Xbox Live dashboard and other Microsoft products, combine Microsoft user IDs and other public data to build a profile of Xbox users. Campaigns can then blast ads to selected demographic categories, or to specific congressional districts. And if the campaign brings its own list of voter e-mail addresses, Microsoft can match the additional data with individual customer accounts for even more accurate voter targeting.


The image of white male teens as the stereotypical average gamer is something of a myth; Microsoft says that of its 25 million Xbox Live subscribers in the United States, 38 percent are women. Forty percent are married, and more than half have children. Those numbers are important, because they represent key demographics that are among the most contested in political races. Microsoft is particularly aggressive in selling its ability to reach women, Latinos and millennials; across the company's other platforms, such as MSN, Microsoft has developed consumer categories like "Ciudad Strivers" and "Nuevo Horizons" that attempt to describe a set of characteristics including age, type of residence and income level. At a time when virtually all politicians are resorting to microtargeting, this technology could help Microsoft become a major player in the advertising space.
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Old 2014-03-09, 09:24   Link #2434
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"Hey we heard you like flamewars political debates and ads so we put some in your gaming experience so you too can kill your team mates for disagreeing with you, argue over it with 12 year olds and curse more (probably piss of your friends too)." — xBone, premium ads experience
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Old 2014-03-09, 10:14   Link #2435
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Is the SpyBox One still a thing? lol
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Old 2014-03-09, 12:06   Link #2436
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Is the SpyBox One still a thing? lol
In the US to my understanding the NSA currently has the "right" to force any hardware/software manufacturer to insert various spy nonsense in their products, or face accusations of treason (which are undefended more or less). This has gone all the way to really really well known security firms and solutions.

Now if you had a product that was, to give xbone the benefit of a doubt here, forced into spying on your customers don't you think they would just go ahead and use the data themselves under the clause of "well we didn't want to do it, the big bad NSA forced us to collect this data and store it on OUR servers; don't worry we would never ACCIDENTALLY sell your data to third parties"

I would be surprised if something like what was happening to yahoo chat, ie. a screenshot was taken constantly and sent to the NSA, isn't already happening with xbone at the moment.
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Old 2014-03-09, 23:37   Link #2437
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Right now its not worth getting a xbox one in my opinion. There are no must have games, the only game that's worth getting is Titan Fall but I already have a pc capable of running it, and lets not talk about the price cause is too expensive.
Not to mention under powered as well. A couple games have been down scaled just to perform well on the system. For "next gen", they should have done better with the hardware architecture. I was dead set on getting PS4 and skipping Xbox One for this gen, but honestly, if it were as powerful as the PS4, I might have at least considered getting it sometime in the future. But not anymore, just doesn't seem like a worthy investment to me. If you currently own a decent gaming rig, stick to that for now. I think a lot, if not all, of Xbox "exclusives" are going to be available on PC anyways.
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Old 2014-03-10, 00:16   Link #2438
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Xbox’s Phil Spencer says Games with Gold is “fundamentally different” than PlayStation Plus
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Spencer is clearly referring to Sony’s competitive PlayStation Plus program, which gives users access to a collection of free games, but locks them out if their subscription expires. Microsoft allowing you to keep the games even when your subscription expires has an impact on what games it can include in Games with Gold, Spencer said.

According to Polygon, however, Spencer said that he’s “playing a more active role in picking franchises that show up in Games with Gold, and I think you'll see something that feels at least more true to what I think Games with Gold should look like with the constraints that are there."

Games with Gold is currently available for Xbox 360 only. At the start of February, Spencer said that we could expect to hear about Games with Gold reaching Xbox One "fairly soon".
Source: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbo.../1100-6418195/

comments: uuuuuu.....free games that you can keep, but that's only games that they choose
to be gold. micro$oft is soooo awesome! free games that they choose for us? damn! aren't
they being SO kind.
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Old 2014-03-10, 00:17   Link #2439
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Worse come to worse I know I have a friend who would probably get one, but Xbone hasn't even launched in my home country yet, and there's no way I'm dropping another half a grand on a gaming machine by myself here.

Hopefully Remedy's new IP would be out on PC eventually as well.

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comments: uuuuuu.....free games that you can keep, but that's only games that they choose
to be gold. micro$oft is soooo awesome! free games that they choose for us? damn! aren't
they being SO kind.
The problem is more like their selection kinda sucks...
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Old 2014-03-12, 04:03   Link #2440
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dead rising 2 was the only time they selected a decent game I didn't have.
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