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  • Dirtbox 11 Mar 2013 11:19:17 77,480 posts
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    Nothing about anything is positive this time around.

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  • THFourteen 11 Mar 2013 11:23:42 32,879 posts
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    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    ďTo me[,] they talk about a console that is not strictly about games. Itís trying to be the [center] of the living room device, which is fine and maybe itís the right thing for Microsoft to do
    No. No it is not. Not in any way shape or form.
    Every time a console manufacturer has tried to be 'the centre of the living room' they have failed.
    Unless there is something special under the hood, the rumours about the next xbox are not very positive.
    My ps3 is used only to play blu rays, watch iplayer and netflix on.

    Pretty much the centre of the living room after the sky box i guess
  • imamazed 11 Mar 2013 11:26:44 5,524 posts
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    Honestly wouldn't mind a more media driven approach from MS. As long as their online service is more competitive with PS+ I'll be interested. You don't have to use it as a media service if you don't want to; all the big games will still be on it, exclusive and non-exclusive.
  • oceanmotion 11 Mar 2013 11:40:16 15,663 posts
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    Smart TV is about the closest anyone has got.

    I think people underestimate the pull of a box under the TV that does things fast, smoothly, uniquely and connects to all your devices while still being a gaming box.

    I think the big hurdle for Microsoft is getting the masses to subscribe over and above their current cable/satellite subs. Can they offer an amazing hook that allows them to grow beyond online players or to make them swap one for the other.
  • Whizzo 11 Mar 2013 11:42:15 43,038 posts
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    I assume Jonathan Blow will be giving up on the PC and Mac versions of his game, as they're in no way strictly about games.

    Not that I'm fussed if it doesn't come out on anything I have, I've already played Myst.

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  • Fake_Blood 11 Mar 2013 11:43:38 4,077 posts
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    All these media shenanigans are good and well for the US/UK, but here on mainland europe we even don't have netflix yet.

    Aaand pretty sure 720 won't do mkv's.

    Edited by Fake_Blood at 11:44:31 11-03-2013
  • mikew1985 11 Mar 2013 12:03:37 12,610 posts
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    Why wouldn't it play mkv's?
  • imamazed 11 Mar 2013 12:07:49 5,524 posts
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    360 does MKVs doesn't it?

    I'm fairly certain I've watched MKVs on it before
  • Aretak 11 Mar 2013 12:17:59 10,345 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    360 does MKVs doesn't it?

    I'm fairly certain I've watched MKVs on it before
    Nah. You can stream or convert them pretty easily, but it doesn't play them natively.
  • oceanmotion 11 Mar 2013 14:24:15 15,663 posts
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    I doubt it would ever happen. Might as well call it .pirate/ripper codec.
  • PenguinJim 11 Mar 2013 14:48:44 5,758 posts
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    Then why decode MP4 files?

    Even my cheap TV decodes MKV files.
  • nickthegun 11 Mar 2013 14:56:02 58,865 posts
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    Probably copyright concerns/trying to force people to use zune or whatever the hell its called.

    PS3 isnt much better. It plays MKVs but will mute the audio if it detects its been ripped from a protected blu-ray.

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  • imamazed 11 Mar 2013 14:56:56 5,524 posts
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    I still can't work out how to stream stuff from laptop to 360 or ps3.

    I'm not going to survive the next gen
  • sanctusmortis 11 Mar 2013 15:09:20 9,627 posts
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    I just use MP4s on a USB stick. Watched Indie Game the Movie earlier in 720p through my Xbox, really reinforced my love of Super Meat Boy and Fez. Blow could be in it a lot less though, and make way for say Vlambeer or Mojang.

    This is what I don't get; the 360 dash, at the minute, has one serious issue: XBLA/XBLIG is stupendously hard to navigate. The rest is fine, but that used to be a massive part of 360 this generation. I mean, shit, some of the best games this gen came through the XBLA portal, and now it's nigh impossible to find them on your system.

    That for me is what MS need to get right this time: put the games hub as tab 1. Make games accessible to me. Give me sorting options like "haven't started yet", "so close" (ie 10/12 achievements unlocked), "done and dusted". Allow me to make my own, even. But make it all there, front and centre. Entertainment can be just a click away, but I want my games to show up first.
  • Ultrasoundwave 11 Mar 2013 15:13:03 3,268 posts
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    Pachter predicts next xbox will win next generation battle.

    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

  • imamazed 11 Mar 2013 15:15:25 5,524 posts
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    Thank god for Pachter, now no one need speculate.
  • Ultrasoundwave 11 Mar 2013 15:16:04 3,268 posts
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    Exactly - the next xbox is going to win because of Skype too.


    Duh.

    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

  • beastmaster 11 Mar 2013 15:17:19 11,190 posts
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    Do not underestimate the POWWWEEERRR of the PS4 "share" button!

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • spindizzy 11 Mar 2013 15:52:08 6,427 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    I hope AC4 is an all-in piece of irritating social shit updating everyone with trivial, irritating bollocks every two minutes of play

    Bremenacht has found 10 doubloons.
    Bremenacht saw a monkey.
    Bremenacht has upgraded his cannon.
    etc.

    It's what people deserve.
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2013/03/08
  • RobTheBuilder 11 Mar 2013 16:54:29 6,521 posts
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    @THFourteen True, but in order to do that they had to add Blu ray, which jacked up the cost and ultimately is the reason why it didn't outsell the 360.
  • SFD 11 Mar 2013 17:03:23 481 posts
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    Didn't the PS3 overtake the Xbox 360 sales earlier this year?
  • RobTheBuilder 11 Mar 2013 17:06:52 6,521 posts
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    @SFD I don't believe so. But even if it had, that excess cost probably lost them between 10-30% of the market. At equal prices 360 would not have stood a chance of winning.
  • sanctusmortis 12 Mar 2013 10:18:10 9,627 posts
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    @SFD Sort of. Sony have shipped more, worldwide; Microsoft have outsold them heavily in the 2 markets they actually sell well in (US and here). Japan's a wash, natch. It's roughly 76m sold each, with 1.2m of MS's total being Japan.
  • atomicjuicer 12 Mar 2013 14:45:19 299 posts
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    @sanctusmortis The problem is one of trust. Dashboards can be wiped by MS at the flick of their fingers and all your cool gaming interface tabs are gone. Replaced by desperate housewives or shit you have no interest in.

    This is why apple is winning.

    Even Sony put that fucking singstar icon as the first thing I see when I turn on my PS3. Makes me want to bin the whole console. May as well have a my little pony decal sprayed on my TV.
  • Deleted user 12 March 2013 14:53:42
    sanctusmortis wrote:
    @SFD Sort of. Sony have shipped more, worldwide; Microsoft have outsold them heavily in the 2 markets they actually sell well in (US and here). Japan's a wash, natch. It's roughly 76m sold each, with 1.2m of MS's total being Japan.
    Your figures are wrong. Ms a good few million ahead. I don't care who is ahead but just saying.
    Crazy difference between this and seven years ago where PS2 sold ten times the Xbox. Shows how far arrogance gets you.
    Still amazes me that they behind when had such a huge fan base, shows how important pricing is.
  • RobTheBuilder 12 Mar 2013 14:56:27 6,521 posts
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    @Pepsipop that's exactly it. Sony would have slaughtered 360 of it ha launched at the same price and spec. Microsoft appear (are rumoured) to be making the same kind of mistakes, if true it will cost them just as it did Sony.
  • nickthegun 12 Mar 2013 14:56:34 58,865 posts
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    You write like a wild west telegram stop its quite disconcerting stop

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  • sanctusmortis 12 Mar 2013 15:06:43 9,627 posts
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    I don't trust the MS rumours. I just can't imagine they have changed utterly nothing about their target spec in the 6 months of development since. Heck, if anything the leak is why they canned the idea of launching last year - and instead probably went back to the drawing board. There have been leaks since, yes - but they all sound exactly like they were pulled from the August '12 one. Would a company like Microsoft sit on its hands for the hell of it?
  • Deleted user 12 March 2013 15:07:33
    You must be really old.
  • Flying_Pig 12 Mar 2013 15:09:30 10,708 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    You write like a wild west telegram stop its quite disconcerting stop
    Captain Blackadder wrote:
    Yes... take down a telegram, Bob. To Mr. Charlie Chaplin, Sennet Studios, Hollywood, California. Congrats stop. Have found only person in world less funny than you stop. Name Baldrick stop. Signed E. Blackadder stop. Oh, and put a P.S.: please, please, please stop.
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