A little late night Photoshopping
Jesus Christ, dude. Is MS paying you or something? You’re literally the only person I know who’s defending the XBOne in the first place, let alone this vehemently.
There’s folks who don’t auto-hate XBone~ But Ace is just tired at how people are just MAJOR angry with the system when it really hasn’t done anything to warrant the hate yet. Out of the three new systems, the ONLY one out is the WiiU. Folks are also only focused on the whole “OMG they only talked about MOVIES and TV! UGH!” [as pointed out by Ace]. He brought up the point that of coarse they’ll bring that up before games as they’re just getting that stuff out of the way, so when E3 rolls around they can talk about the games. But that got shrugged off in the Twittersphere~ I’d like to point out that barely anyone even talks about the good parts of the system, like the better specs the system will be getting, new controller (FINALLY AN HONEST TO GOODNESS D-PAD!), DVR/snapshot capabilities, a save cloud so you can play your profile on other’s systems without needing to do the memory card shuffle thing and some other neat things. We even get to see what it looks like. No one even knows what the PS4 even looks like! We just know what the controller MIGHT look like and that it does old people faces really well while tossing in what little spec info they released to the public. I’d also like to point out that while everyone is mad-hating XBone, no one seems to remember the hate they went through with the WiiU and the PS4 as well (so basically it’s safe to say console gaming through the major corporations has been a bad mark all the way through this gaming generation. Mark a point for PC gamers and the waves of “told you so!” to follow). No one’s been pleased with -either- system.
TL;DR- The unnecessary hate for the XBone is gettin’ old, especially after having to see it happen to two previous showings of new systems. I’m too old for console wars too~ Hell is this, seventh gaming generation now? Where the are all the VR console games we were promised as portrayed in ‘Dot Hack’ and ‘Sword Art Online’ anyways? 2013 and we don’t have a MicSonDo Matrix server to jack into to frolic in a virtual world. LAME. [/sleepy]
I don’t normally rage post, but look. It’s not just the console itself. It’s Microsoft’s business practices with the console the people are angry at. I highly suggest reading this post which highlights everything wrong with it. It doesn’t matter what games, if any, that come out for it at this point because unless Microsoft changes these anti-consumerist practices, it’s an awful console. The hardware inside the machine itself is decent, but they confirmed that out of the 8gb of ram in the machine, 3 will go to the OS which makes me question the efficiency of the hardware. Let’s not forget Microsoft also registered a patent to spy on them and charge them more for movies per person detected
There’s nothing that can save this console unless Microsoft gets with the program and realizes they’re hurting consumers with their practices. It’s not just the machine. It’s the people behind it.
Also if the image is referring to the PS4 ads that have been going around, those are fakes made by NeoGaf users.
Sony has a patent for technology to make advertisements interactive and force you to say the product name if you want to skip the ad. http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/04/30/sony-patent-is-hilarious-terrifying/ Just because a company has a patent for something doesn’t mean they are going to use it
I checked out that post and all the links contained, and I noticed all of them had updates that were not mentioned in the original post.
XBONE REQUIRES A CONNECTION EVERY 24 HOURS!
Unconfirmed. That is one possibility that every 24 hours it WILL check that you have a connection, but nobody has said that if you miss that check in your stuff won’t work. I mean how often are you more than 2 days without internet these days anyway? http://kotaku.com/xbox-one-does-require-internet-connection-cant-play-o-509164109
XBONE CHARGES A FEE FOR USED GAMES!
I admit this one does have me worried and they are still being pretty vague on the subject. On the one hand if you can install games to your hard drive and don’t need to disc anymore, what’s to stop you from just giving your disc to all your friends to install on their systems and play the game for free, since they don’t need the disc either. Or you selling your disc to Gamestop after installation but still being able to play the game. Oh right, looks like they thought of those specific scenarios. Where it becomes foggy is when the console has been out for a few years and new copies of certain games no longer exist. I mean good luck finding a new copy of Viva Pinata or Crackdown nowadays (or even used for that matter). They are still vague on that scenario. http://www.technobuffalo.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-fee-for-buying-used-games-full-retail-price/
XBONE WON’T LET INDIE DEVELOPERS SELF PUBLISH!
Wrong. Indie developers can’t self publish on Xbox Live Arcade, but CAN with Xbox Indie Games. And you know what, that’s exactly how it works on the Xbox 360 too. Nothing there has changed, why the sudden outrage about this NOW? Micrososft has recently stated that they are open to that model evolving. Which you would know if you read the whole article there http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/22/indie-devs-cant-self-publish-on-xbox-one
XBONE TV WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE IN THE US AT LAUNCH!
So? The Xbox’s audience is primarily in the US, how dare they cater to their largest audience! The article mentions that all you need is a “compatible box with HDMI out,” you mean like the cable box that most people already own if they have cable tv? Also I like how that post mentioned HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FOR TV SERVICE then links to an article that makes absolutely no mention of pricing. Sensationalism much? http://www.vg247.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-live-tv-available-in-us-only-at-launch-requires-separate-device/
XBONE WILL NOT FUNCTION UNLESS KINECT IS PLUGGED IN!
Again, so? The kinect is required to to be plugged in for it to work. You know what’s NOT required? YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE IT! Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has said that any feature you don’t want to use with the Kinect you can disable. http://www.gamespot.com/features/xbox-one-microsoft-talks-used-games-always-on-6408725/?tag=Topslot;Slot5 But what if the Kinect breaks? Well that’s a great question, I guess you will have to have it replaced and stop being clumsy. The WiiU won’t work if you break the pad either, yet nobody calls Nintendo evil for that.
THE XBONE IS ALWAYS LISTENING AND SPYING ON YOU!
Yeah, it’s listening for you to say “Xbox on” that’s it. You people are starting to sound nearly as crazy as a typical conspiracy theorist. Be sure to have your tin foil hats ready come this fall! http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/21/4352596/the-xbox-one-is-always-listening
XBONE HAS A PATENT TO SPY ON YOU FOR MPAA!
Yeah, like I said before, just because they have a patent for it doesn’t mean they will use it.
XBONE CHARGES YOU FEES TO PLAY GAMES ON MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS!
Yes and no. The yes was mentioned in the used game argument above. The no is because Microsoft has confirmed that if you have multiple accounts on one console, ALL of those accounts can play your purchased games with no fee. Just like on the Xbox 360. http://screencrush.com/xbox-one-games-can-be-played-by-multiple-users-on-one-console/ Also speaking of multiple accounts, Xbox has also confirmed that you only need ONE gold account per console and you can share that among the accounts associated with that console. http://www.examiner.com/article/xbox-live-gold-will-support-multiple-accounts-for-xbox-one
XBONE IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH CURRENT GAMING HEADSETS!
Now you’re just reaching. Is this really THAT big a deal to a majority of gamers out there? You couldn’t use your PS2 headset on the PS3 either. Besides, the Xbone comes with a chat device, it’s called the kinect. They even mention in the article linked in that original post that Microsoft is working with third parties for headset options. http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/22/xbox-one-incompatible-with-current-gaming-headsets
XBONE WON’T BE BACKWARD COMPATIBLE!
Then keep your 360. Is that so hard? Again, this is something that Sony made popular by making the PS2 backward compatible with PS1 games and now gamers feel constantly entitled to this feature. Did people complain that they couldn’t play SNES games with their N64? No, they kept their SNES. Did people complain that they couldn’t play Saturn games with the Dreamcast? No, they kept their Saturn. Did gamers complain with Sony got rid of PS2 compatibility in the PS3? …Well yeah but then they just went out and bought PS2’s or kept the one they already had. Also isn’t is kinda hypocritical to complain that the Xbone is trying to consolidate your media devices in your living room into one device yet complain when that consolidation doesn’t include your previous game console?
THANK YOU FOR READING THIS FAR!
Does the Xbone have flaws? Definitely, especially around the whole uncertainty around used/borrowed games. Is Microsoft being unnecessarily vague and unclear about things? Yes, and I will say that all this hate is pretty much their own fault because of their “we don’t comment on speculation” policy. Are people overreacting? OH HELL YES. It’s ok to not like the Xbone, I’m just trying to clear up the blind rage so people can dislike it for legitimate reasons.
Everything isn’t as bad as it seems. Just ask Kotaku http://tay.kotaku.com/everything-you-hate-about-the-xbox-one-and-why-you-re-509249274
Have to reblog because Tiger is 150% right. I want to say that I am also sick and tired of all the Xbox hate that is going on and you bet your asses my money is being put into the system that has been proven and has at least SHOWN ME what it can do. What has Sony showed us about the ps4? Not damn much. Personally, I’m glad to pay Microsoft for gold accounts because it means they have the funds to deliver a great online experience. My personal experience with Sony has never been good and I feel it is the direct result of a lack of funding in that department. The ps3 was a giant let-down from conception and Sony has been the kings in unethical business practices when it comes to patents (See: How Sony Murdered HD DVD).
it’s a 40s style cover of Macklemore’s thrift shop
I’ve found my new theme song
her voice is alkhfahaoihgaoodhgi i think im in love
File under Things I Didn’t Know I Needed.
I don’t even know this song but holy shit this version is just perfection.