I will admit I had a PS3 die on me as well, it was a launch 60gb model but that was due to a shady salesman that told me it had never been opened. Well after playing it for about a month max the YLOD reared it's ugly head. As I opened the system I saw what most moronic "professional" repair men do often and that was apply what looked like an entire tube of AS5 on my "unopened" PS3 that leaked all over the board causing a short. When confronting him about it (and after 45 days so paypal could not help me) he told me that he did replace the paste but did it properly which was a huge lie. So I replaced with with a slim and chipped PS1 & PS2 systems and never had a single problem since. I installed a fan mod till the new utility was released to manually control the speed instead of wide open at all times. The only good thing M$ offers here in the states over the PS3 is a 1 year warranty for the 360 while the PS3 in the states os only 90 days. But since the Microjunk 360 had so many problems they were forced to upgrade it to a 3 year warranty but that was a little to late at that point. Besides I want to play my games instead of waiting for repairs. The only reason the Xbox did not have such problems is because they did not make the system and they used off the shelf PC parts. Go IBM for doing it right, if they allowed them to make the 360 I have no doubt it would have not only lasted but it would have had a proper hardware emulation of the first system.
No thanks, I already have an Xbox 1!
No, I'm pretty turned off by the name actually, and it's about as sexy as a VCR from 1982. But neither of those points are what would stop me from buying one, nor past console failure rates. Overheating failures are pretty moot points because both systems have them, and both system failures can be prevented with fan mods. It's their licensing politics and costs of services that is really the final deal maker or breaker for me. I will NEVER pay for online gaming period. I think online subscriptions are NASTY. I think making someone subscribe to 'live' just to access another service like netflix is beyond NASTY. All the game titles I own were bought second hand, I think single use licensing schemes are NASTY. On top of all that I can't see myself ever buying an "unlockable" console. So I have no interest in either ONE or PS4 at this time but I'd say Microsoft is beating Sony in the NASTY competition.
Exactly, you have no idea what microsoft may be doing in there secret labs. Easy access to all your homes, and secret research labs.
Amazing the numbers that will buy it, just because of the perks going with it.
So here is my long winded take.
The reveal focused on this a lot. Although the internet is complaining about this, if you think about it, it's a really neat feature. The fact that is has an HDMI input is very interesting and open up all kinds of possibilities. People are up in arms thinking this feature will somehow take away from the gaming experience, but I don't really understand that. This feature is a good thing.
Score: +2 points.
Not much to say. The D-Pad looks fixed finally. Impulse triggers, OK sounds good.
Score: +1 point.
This is the best you could come up with? Hey somebody send a memo around the to let folks in Redmond know that they released a product in 2001 called Xbox, and that it is now commonly refered to as "Xbox 1". Look even google is confused: https://www.google.com/search?q=xbox...w=1920&bih=979 . In time this will become less of an issue, as it will eventually just be called 'XBox'.
Score: -1 point.
I love it. I guess I have differnt tastes than most other people, but the simple, minimal approach really rings my bell. It's a complete reversal from the ugliest console ever: the Xbox 1, or Xbox, I mean the first Xbox, the one that came out in 2001.
Score: 2 points.
Pretty much what was expected. I'm just wondering what kind of RAM it will have DDR3 or DDR5. Either way, I'm sure it will perform just fine.
Score: 0 points.
DRM Scheme (and other BS).
OK, so now I have to punch in a code to get my games working. What if I don't have internet? What's that? I can't lend my games to friends? Que? I can't rent games or use GameFly?.... What happens in 10 years when your code authentication servers are down. Will ALL games not work anymore? So my game discs become coasters after I am forced to install to the hard drive? What? I can't remove or update the hard drive? Huh?...... F**K YOU!!!!!!
I'm sorry. You were doing well until you broke the rules and disqualified yourself. I will not sit idly by while you take my consumer rights away. This step is one too far. There are other options. This was going to be a day one purchase for me, but I simply can't get behind such an anti-consumer product. You have removed one of the few advantages that your product has over a PC and lost a customer.
! To me they focused entirely too much on sports. The name is unoriginal imo and the entire presentation was just...blah
I haven't played on a Sony console for the last 4 years or so, and I was really looking forward to the Xbox reveal. I think it looks really nice and everything but... With GTA V coming out on 17th of september (Best Birthday ever? :lol:) and the "One" coming out some time later, I kinda can't feel anything but pissed off about it. Like... I wanna play my new GTA game on my new xbox, not on the old one, yet I now have to install my game to play it, and with no BC? If I wanted to do that, I'd play PC.
And what happened to couch gaming? Go round a friends house, bring some games etc. but noooo.. Not anymore. Not unless you're going to take the whole xbox with you.
And what a shit name for a next-gen console, the "Xbox One"... No, the Xbox Three :lol: Inifinity sounded so much better.
And Skype calls.. Because I want to be Skype calling whilst I'm shouting at someone who dropshotted me on CoD aren't I?
Lol rant over.. :)