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|>>|| No. 17121
It completely slipped my mind to preorder the xbox one until today. Seems I've left it a bit late. I'm struggling to find places that will even guarantee it for Christmas, let alone the 22nd November release date.
Anyone know of anywhere still offering availability for release day?
|>>|| No. 17123
Don't be a mug. Wait for the inevitable price cuts after Christmas.
|>>|| No. 17124
This console will melt, lad.
They've had to overclock it to compete with the Steam Machine and the PS4, but they haven't improved the cooling at all.
It's a terrible investment. Buy a PC.
|>>|| No. 17125
Seeing as they will be traded in en masse, I wouldn't worry about getting one before christmas.
Microsoft have dropped the ball with this console.
|>>|| No. 17126
It's not an investment. I already have a good PC.
Stop telling me what to do, mum.
|>>|| No. 17128
Well if you must have a console, why the this one?
It is very unlikely to have any games worth paying through the nose for a fire hazard. Your PC will most definately play them better.
Why not use this money to upgrade your pc?
|>>|| No. 17129
They haven't dropped the ball, it's more like they got so used to being hailed as champion footballers over the relegated Sony Wanderers they forgot they NEEDED a fucking ball in the first place.
Eventually MS will redeem the Xbox One but it's going to take them a good few years.
|>>|| No. 17130
I've got a close group of 'friends' on xbox live, we've been playing together since the first xbox. Sad, I know. It is what it is.
|>>|| No. 17135
Stop giving people who use their PC to play video games a bad name. Not every video game console discussion needs to devolve into you making a complete tit of yourself listing off hundreds of reasons why the PC is superior to consoles. Grow up.
|>>|| No. 17136
Seconded. I don't share OP's interest in the new Xbox but it seems pretty fucking patronising to start telling him he doesn't want one in the first place.
|>>|| No. 17137
If he was able to do that he probably wouldn't be playing video games in the first place. *Runs away*
|>>|| No. 17138
It's a perfectly reasonable topic of conversation and the only person who seems offended by it is you. I'm at a loss to understand how I could possibly be giving PC gamers a bad name by suggesting the entirely justified opinion that upgrading his already pretty good gaming PC rather than spending money on a Meltbox is a fairly sensible idea. Are opinions about things you don't like banned on .gs now?
However, he mentioned he has sentimental reason for buying one and I respect that so I didn't bother to reply after that.
Stop projecting your insecurities onto me. There was no reason for this to regress to bickering, you've started down this road. You're the only one who looks like a tit here.
|>>|| No. 17139
>He doesn't want one
Not him, but that's not the point. It's a rip-off third class POS and a poor investment as an entertainment device.
Speaking as an ex-Xbox fan (had the Xbrick and loved it, still do to be honest) it's gone completely down the fucking pan since the 360 with how MS shaft you up the chuff and you're better off getting the fuck out while you haven't yet spent another c£300.
If you want a console the PS4 looks like it's the only sensible way to go, though the Steambox could be a very good alternative pending on more information.
I had a big gang of 'friends' on Xbox too, and some of them I played with on my Xbrick also. Honestly m8e, it's not actually that important. I don't think about mine anymore at all, in fact it's more than slightly embarrassing when I think about the poor time/entertainment return I got from that period.
|>>|| No. 17140
Going off-topic is usually a given around here and it may be that the OP doesn't mind the derail. But out of respect, look at the post - he wasn't asking "what do you guys think of the Xbox One?", he was asking a specific and pointed question about where it can be purchased. We already have a lengthy thread here >>15700 about the merits of the Xbox One (or lack thereof).
(I'm not >>17135 btw.)
|>>|| No. 17141
If someone made a thread talking about setting a date to commit suicide, hopefully sometime before Christmas, we'd all be trying to talk them out of it.
I'm playing funny buggers, of course.
Before someone decides to help OP out and the thread gets back on topic can Meltbox be .gs canon, by which I mean a wordfilter?
|>>|| No. 17142
>can Meltbox be .gs canon, by which I mean a wordfilter?
Have a word with yourself mate.
|>>|| No. 17156
48k fagrit. ou weren't there. Fucking Codemasters and Microprose saved my life. Modern gaming is for cunts these that are either 1: kids with rich parents that will spend a day's wages to keep them quiet for a month 2: Military/ crime fantasists that would really fucking shit their pants in such a real environment 3: Cunts. At least old tech allowed me to code, using BASIC, I admit. Games is Illuminati.
|>>|| No. 17157
On reflection I was definitely naive to believe this thread would stay on topic.
|>>|| No. 17159
OP Here, out with the xbox ones shitty merits as a gaming machine, I think it looks like a worthy multimedia device.
As for the steambox, I feel it's just going to be too similar to my PC. Why would I bother when I already have a decent gaming PC?
To be honest, it's the kinect that's really appealing to me. I want to be able to start watching TV by walking into my living room and shouting at my xbox. I want to change channel by waving my hand through the air like a spastic. I want to be able to watch MOTD whilst fiddling with my FUT, on the same screen. It's my money, and that's how I want to waste it.
|>>|| No. 17161
But what if it melts!?
I say this because we've been talking about it and the 360 has previous for such, rather than to put you off.
I wonder if it will be covered by warranty?
|>>|| No. 17166
I just can't look at the thing without picturing all the greasy filthy fingerprints that unclean people will leave on the shiny black top of the console.
|>>|| No. 17167
On that kind of surface, everybody would leave fingerprints from the natural oils on the fingertips, regardless of how clean you are.
|>>|| No. 17181
I think we should all give up and go back to using Amigas.
|>>|| No. 17183
Are we actually having an argument about which console is better? Honestly, I thought we were better than that.
|>>|| No. 17186
It says more about you than the thread, that you immediately went there.
No-one is espousing the merits of other consoles, merely saying that the Xbox One is a terrible waste of cash as it will likely overheat due to it having been overclocked without improving the cooling.
|>>|| No. 17187
>it will likely overheat due to it having been overclocked without improving the cooling.
Have you got some kind of credible source for this, something that would indicate likelihood based on some concrete analysis? I'm not particularly interested in the silly platform wars debate, I'm not buying any of the new batch of consoles, but I did a quick search when this thread kicked off and I couldn't find anything that would back up what you're saying.
|>>|| No. 17189
The overclock is a known fact but as the box itself is gigantic I expect MS put in a quite a hefty cooling system in there. Also note there's still a power brick so they had to have filled all that volume with something...
|>>|| No. 17190
>Also note there's still a power brick so they had to have filled all that volume with something...
Yeah. Hot air.
|>>|| No. 17191
the xbox one has a lot going for it.
features I'm looking forward to are
HDMI in +Kinect +Sky TV will be mind blowing, changing the TV channel with a swipe of the hand or by saying XBOX Babestation or turning the volume up with a thumbs up or by saying XBOX Volume 23 will be like living in the future.
also Kinect with every console means devs will use it in a lot more games.
their cloud computing sounds pretty amazing too, the titanfall demo looks great and thats only a start. can't wait to see how it develops.
It also has the best exclusives of the upcoming generation.
I appreciate the concerns with the hardware though, but it'll certainly do.
|>>|| No. 17192
>I expect MS put in a quite a hefty cooling system in there.
Honestly after the billions they lost on the RRoD debacle I'd expect Microsoft to be paranoid to a fault about it this time around.
I would still be quite amused if the Xbox One launched and all they all just started overheating right from day one, but I wouldn't think it much of a risk to be honest - no more or less likely than any of the competition, anyway.
|>>|| No. 17193
>Honestly after the billions they lost on the RRoD debacle I'd expect Microsoft to be paranoid to a fault about it this time around.
Absolutely that. They will have been ruthless about testing the thermal management. Microsoft have their failings as an organisation, but they're not stupid enough to make the same billion-dollar error twice.
|>>|| No. 17194
This is a matter of perspective, you reputation management scamp.
If all you play is shooters, then yeah.
However, I will be enjoying KH3. I don't like periphals that break immersion. That being said, I'm sure I'll get a go at some point and hope there is something worth playing kinect wise.
|>>|| No. 17196
Kinect is just what the Ps2 was doing with Eyetoy in 2001. Boring and old. I had one, and while fun, it's a novelty.
My money is on the Occulus Rift being the next game changer.
|>>|| No. 17197
>Kinect is just what the Ps2 was doing with Eyetoy in 2001. Boring and old. I had one, and while fun, it's a novelty.
I had an Eyetoy and I never got any fun out of it, the fucking thing never worked properly. Can't speak to Kinect working or not but I don't think it's a fair comparison either way - it's like saying the original iPhone was "boring and old" because touchscreen mobile devices had existed previously. Implementation is everything.
I suspect you're right about the Rift being the next game changer, the people who've tried one say as much anyway.
|>>|| No. 17198
>you reputation management scamp
I'm not him and he may indeed be a "reputation management scamp", but if he is then he's going to be in trouble when his boss hears about how he's been spending time on a site with an Alexa global rank of 2,340,780.
|>>|| No. 17203
>but they're not stupid enough to make the same billion-dollar error twice.
I think this is the part where someone is supposed to make some silly joke about ME and Vista.
|>>|| No. 17204
Don't let the spoiler tags and apparent glib nature of that post fool you lad, he's being deadly serious.
|>>|| No. 17209
Yet another video blogger clumsily explaining their opinion about mandated connectivity. Fascinating.
|>>|| No. 17708
Based on admittedly pretty shaky launch statistics that I read somewhere and now can't find, which are now largely unverifiable, 0.4% of PS4s bricked at launch. 10% of Xbox Ones did.
0.4% seem well within the realms of possibility for user error, turning off during a firmware patch bricking it, disk drive problems, etc.
10% can't be real, surely? 1 in fucking 10? I can't believe it...
|>>|| No. 17709
>I can't believe it...
It's not outside of the realms of possibility, but I don't know why you'd believe it when by your own admission there are no reliable stats yet.
The current tech media obsession with failure rates on both consoles just screams "clickbait" to me.
|>>|| No. 17710
Rumour has it that Foxconn drafted in an army of unpaid students to meet the demand, who might not have been terribly inclined to maintain quality standards.
|>>|| No. 17712
It's not as if Microsoft don't have form for selling shonky consoles *cough* RROD *cough*.
|>>|| No. 17722
I don't get why anyone would bother buying these things on day one when it is so obvious it is never a good idea due to early faults and gouging prices. It's not like there's been a shortage of games. These days we've even got a monster sized back catalogue that we never had at the dawn of gaming.
I hear the TV thing for the xbone turned out to be shitty for the UK (and presumably other PAL countries) as they configured it for USA TV signals and didn't bother their arse to consider or properly configure it for the rest of the world, despite charging the full price there too. Nice one MS.
|>>|| No. 17723
True enough. Nintendo seem to be reasonably reliable in the hardware department. I don't remember experiencing flimsy stuff from them.
|>>|| No. 17742
Consoles still have the edge when it comes to ease of use/out of the box playability and that's the most important factor to a lot of people that just want to play the latest FIFA or spunkgargleweewee.
|>>|| No. 17746
But most of the games people want to play are being released on last gen consoles, with the only real difference between 360/Xbone and PS3/PS4 versions being nicer textures but on much less reliable hardware. I don't think there are any next gen exclusives out for a long time that would justify the purchase of a launch console.
Nintendo's hardware is always good, it's why the term Nintendium exists. I've had every Nintendo console/handheld bar the Virtual Boy, and I've only had one hardware failure. That was the Gamecube, and that was only after it was bashed around by my younger brothers and it gave up after 6 years.
Had a broken PS, PS2 and PS3; and had 2 broken Xbox's and 2 broken 360's. They just can't compare to Nintendo's build quality.
|>>|| No. 17748
What's the point of buying the new gen consoles? The technological leap from PS2 to PS3, for instance, was more than noticeable. The same can't be said about PS4.
|>>|| No. 17750
I've made so much dollar off Litecoins I might buy my little brother one for christmas, I might leave it 'til his birthday though so some of the problems have been ironed out and we actually know whether or not one of them's a decent console.
|>>|| No. 17751
This is Call of Duty 2 on the 360, it was one of the launch titles. Looks reasonably comparable to an original Xbox game to me.
That said, the difference between Ghosts on a 360 and an Xbox One is definitely not enough to make me contemplate the upgrade. I didn't buy a 360 at launch, though, for the same reason. I remember at the PS2 launch people moaning about how shit Tekken Jag Tournament looked and nobody would buy it over the Dreamcast blah blah blah. Every console that has ever launched has had fuck all games to begin with, and it takes time for the developers to start getting the most out of the box, that's just how it goes.
|>>|| No. 17752
I suppose a better example would be Gun, which was released on Xbox and Xbox 360.
|>>|| No. 17753
That game needs a sequel, but it probably wouldn't be as good Red Dead. Nostalgia lenses.
|>>|| No. 17754
I had it on PS2 and thought it was excellent, I played the shit out of it. It seemed like I was more or less alone in liking it at the time.
|>>|| No. 17756
Me and my pal rinsed it in a long weekend, it really filled a space in my head that I never knew needed satisfying. Period (is this appropriate when not refering to Pride and Prejudice et al?) settings really do it for me if they appear to be accurate.
|>>|| No. 17772
Ahhhh Gun. Great game, yet rushed. You can see where certain paths that would have branched off to other areas have been blocked by boulders etc as they had to cut down to deadline. I think the pc version had people mess about and find loads of hidden and cut content.
Thing is, I still prefer it to RDR.
|>>|| No. 17773
I always liked the PC versions of games for that reason. The modding and extra exploration of the game. Lots of games seem to ship with hidden content from these late editing choices. Sometimes there can be a modder's paradise hidden inside.
|>>|| No. 17782
Apparently you can't even swear over Xbox Live in a private Skype conversation without getting banned.
This seems designed deliberately to alienate people. Sometimes telling a game to fuck off is the only thing that helps, it seems like thought police bullshit.
|>>|| No. 17783
>Apparently you can't even swear over Xbox Live in a private Skype conversation without getting banned.
Between friends? I'd imagine that'll change, if it's true now.
TBH I think it's a step in the right direction. You become numb to the endless homophobia, racism and general arseholery over time but there's no reason it has to be that way.
|>>|| No. 17784
It's completely inaffective at stopping people from being annoying though. The mute button is there for a reason.
I was on the fence about this up until now. All my friends are on xbox live bar a few, but if I can't even have a laugh with them in a private game of team deathmatch then what the fuck is the point?
I can't find anything about whether or not Sony is doing this too. I hope not.
|>>|| No. 17785
Bollocks. Don't believe everything redditards post.
Microsoft tries to curb profanity in uploaded videos, though.
|>>|| No. 17786
>It's completely inaffective at stopping people from being annoying though.
I don't think that's true. People will still dick around in-game but at least they won't be saying they fucked my fat gay nigger mum.
Honestly I'd imagine private matches will be treated the same as private conversations, i.e. whatever goes.
|>>|| No. 17790
.gs is getting to the stage where it needs classes on the use of 'effect' and 'affect'. Why don't we have a /lang/ board, where people like this can be banished to to right their grammatical wrongs?
|>>|| No. 17793
Ironic, considering your conflating of the terms Grammar and spelling. My grammar is fine.
My spelling is pretty bad though. I've always struggled with it for some reason.
|>>|| No. 17795
> Why don't we have a /lang/ board, where people like this can be banished to to right their grammatical wrongs?
Purp, make it happen.
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