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Old May 22 2013, 02:54 PM   #121
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The mandatory 24 hour login mystifies me. How does this work exactly? You must log in every 24 hours or else they deactivate your account? Is nobody allowed to go on vacations or business trips any more without lugging their XBoxes along? Something really doesn't track with that one. There has to be more to it...
You're required to login once every 24 hours to play your games, but nothing will happen to your account if you aren't able to do this. Your games will just be temporarily disabled until you are able to connect.
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Old May 22 2013, 03:09 PM   #122
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Angry Joe is angry.
Well, filtering through the white noise and hyperbole, he does make some valid points. I, too, think this is the end for XBox in particular and quite possibly Microsoft in general.
Microsoft owns more than 90 percent of worldwide computer usage (through various Windows incarnations), and Windows Phone is making significant strides against its previous irrelevance in the mobile space. The Xbox One has in no way caused any danger to Microsoft's existence, nor has the Xbox brand been damaged in any way.

Everyone was pissing and moaning about the PS4 and how nebulous that product announcement was (and we still know very little about it), yet now that Microsoft went through their own mild misfire (the only thing I disliked about today's announcement was the integrated Kinect, although I expected it; there is simply no way I'm going to speak, verbally, to turn on an entertainment device, no matter how much a company wants me to treat it like the main computer from Star Trek), everyone is doing their best to piss on that, as well.

It's a game console. The purpose is to play games. Wait for the games.

Long story short: Calm down, folks.

I aree with you, however Windows phones make up 5.5% of the market, they only can go up. It's like a person I talked to that thought Apple was doomed, MS better and they based it on MS stock went up and Apple's "crashed", even though Apple stock is 15 times more valuable than MS.

It will all come down to games, and so far I haven't seen anything that would want me to buy and new systems.
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Old May 22 2013, 06:40 PM   #123
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It's a game console. The purpose is to play games. Wait for the games.
As a total Xbox 360 fanboy, that's not the impression I got from this event at all.

I realize Microsoft and its partners will show off more games at E3. However they seem to be heading down a very wrong Google TV path with the XBONE's media capabilities. As one of the rare people who actually uses the 360 as a HTPC media extender and streams videos with it from my NAS, but who doesn't have cable TV, none of the new functionality appeals to me as most of it will likely be tied to having a cable subscription if history is any indicator. This is the same reason Google TV is far and away the worst electronic gadget I've ever purchased (got it cheap, still felt ripped off.) One would think that Microsoft would have taken a long, hard look at Google TV's crash and burn before seemingly modeling their new system's media functionality after it.

As for the games shown, nothing there appealed to me either...a fucking mo-capped dog and EA's inexplicably ugly renders of sports games that will likely never live up to the hype (remember the original 360/PS3 Madden renders?) is not something I would be touting as something only the next-generation of consoles can provide. If it's going to be mostly cookie-cutter sequels with slightly enhanced graphics as it has been for a few years now, I see no reason to purchase any console and will go all-in on PC gaming instead--at least there people are attempting to make games other than shooters, sports and racing games.
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Old May 22 2013, 07:00 PM   #124
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You know, at some point making your customers jump through so many hoops backfires, I hope this is that point for home consoles, we've gone from simply buying the game and putting it in the box to play to a system that will require you to call the mothership and that will decide if you need to pay again for a game disc you have in your hand.

No wonder retro gaming is gaining popularity
Amen to that. And I'll still have my Xbox 360 plugged in until the good red ring of death comes to consume my soul. I wouldn't buy the Xbox One if they paid me to play it (watch TV on it) and then unwillingly post all my achievements into the wretched depths of 'social media'.

billcosby scored 150 points watching Three's Company S03E08.
billcosby scored 150 points watching Three's Company S03E09.
billcosby scored 50 points watching Perfect Strangers Reunion Special.

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This is laugh out loud material, haven't seen it posted in this thread yet:
Xbox One Reveal Highlights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbWgUO-Rqcw
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Old May 22 2013, 07:05 PM   #125
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Well for example in the UK, one of the other places outisde of the USA were the 360 outsold the PS3. Satalite TV is fairly common.
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Old May 22 2013, 08:13 PM   #126
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Big ass GIF coming up!

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Old May 22 2013, 08:17 PM   #127
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IS that Gif woth a '"G" or a "J"?
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Old May 22 2013, 08:30 PM   #128
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Well, apparently it's pronounced as in James...

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Old May 22 2013, 08:48 PM   #129
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^Yes I know

Well either is acceptale according to the OED, if he wanted it to be with a 'J' perhaps he should have spelled it that way.
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Old May 22 2013, 08:49 PM   #130
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We agree!

But I still pronounce it with a hard 'g'
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Old May 22 2013, 09:03 PM   #131
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As do I. The question is does anyone on this board pronunce it with a J.
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Old May 22 2013, 09:13 PM   #132
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I used to, then they changed it to Cif.
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Old May 22 2013, 09:13 PM   #133
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The question is does anyone on this board pronunce it with a J.
I do.

But the question really should be - is there anyone on this board who used to work for CompuServe who can definitively tell us how it should be pronounced?
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Old May 22 2013, 09:17 PM   #134
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The question is does anyone on this board pronunce it with a J.
I do.

But the question really should be - is there anyone on this board who used to work for CompuServe who can definitively tell us how it should be pronounced?
The inventor of it says it should be Jif.
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Old May 22 2013, 09:33 PM   #135
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But as we all know Jif is a cleaning product (or was until it was renamed Cif a few years back).
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