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What Can Microsoft Do To Make You Want The Xbox One?

It seems clear now that few actually intend to purchase the Xbox One right out of the gate. Definitely few around here at PSXE, which makes sense.

In general, though, things haven't gone well for Microsoft over the last week or so. So here's the question- We're all gamers, right? We all have ideas. We all know what we want. We all basically know what Microsoft did terribly wrong when unveiling the Xbox One. Now you don't want one. But what can be done to make you want one in the future...?

Some people are apparently so bitter about this mess that they've sworn off Microsoft completely. We've had more than a few people sign up at PSXE, saying they were once admitted hardcore Xbox fans, but they just couldn't believe what they saw when the Xbox One was announced. They've switched teams and they're not looking back. Other people are trying to be a bit more patient and objective; they're waiting to hear a little more and above all else, they want to hear about more games. There are a few promising ones, after all, and several more could be revealed at E3. And I honestly hope that happens.

So, would that do it? A few more high-profile, totally awesome-looking Xbox One exclusives? Or would Microsoft have to rescind a few of their planned programs and policies? For instance, it seems possible that Sony has axed their own DRM plans after the consumer backlash. So maybe Microsoft can do something similar and reclaim lost loyalty. Or perhaps you'll conclude that you don't mind a few of the restrictions and mandates quite as much as you thought. Like I said, we're all gamers, so what can Microsoft do? Is it already over or can they win you back?

Tags: xbox one, microsoft, xbox 720, next generation

5/27/2013 10:47:54 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (65 posts)

Cpt_Geez
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:14:18 PM
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Sell the Xbox One at $100 would do it.

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kraygen
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:42:41 PM

It would still have to provide a service worth the $100 to me, as it sits now, I haven't seen anything I'm willing to pay even $100 for.

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Solid Fantasy
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 9:54:33 AM

I would do it for an 80$ Gears of War bundle. I figure it would give my PS4 and PC the occasional heat break on long gaming binges.

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telly
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 2:35:13 PM

Having an XBox One replace my current cable box, not simply accessorize it, would get me interested.

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 3:01:35 PM

lol, no way would they do that it's M$ were talking here.

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Snaaaake
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:15:49 PM
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No matter how many features you put into a game console, it's useless to me.
I bought a game console to play games, not to socialise or anything else.
Only way to convince me to buy a XONE is to get rid of the DRM.
Oh, and that's only the first small simple step.
The next step, is to have more exclusives.
And I'm not a fan of the Kinect, not one bit so they better not shove tons of Kinect games down our throat.

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daus26
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:15:53 PM
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Easy for me.

1. Free Online Play
2. Gran Turismo Exclusive to the Xbox One

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 12:59:41 AM

Same here... It would take Gran Turismo to move me to the XBone.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 6:43:33 AM

The above comment is SACRILEGE!!! You must now go play the Eiger Nordwand Track ten times in a row using the VW Bus to redeem yourself!

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vatoloco47
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:16:23 PM
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Nothing Xbox can do to make me want one. Have been a Playstation user since the very first PS1 through to PS3 & Vita and has never let me down in quality of the console and games available :D

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playaplus
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:27:45 PM
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Admitingly, I was never a "hardcore" xbox nut but I gave them a shot with the 360. Didn't really like it but didnt hate it. Their reveal conference turned me off completely. I'm ok w multimedia features and what not...but don't shove them down my throat
You're a gaming console...w the little amount of time you had, I expected games to be showcased. They mostly showed multiplatform games...umm yea ok. exclusives...they showed quantum break...forza...maybe I'm missing one. That's 2-3 of their 1 (i think) exclusives.
I wasnt impressed in the least bit from what I saw. They really are gonna have to bring their A+ game at e3 to get my to get a xb1

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Norrin Radd
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:28:00 PM
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NO DRM
No always online
No Kinect Requirement to run system
Plays PS3 game discs

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Jed
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 1:16:53 AM

Ha. I love it

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Dukemz_UK
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 2:45:50 AM

@ Norrin: lol @ plays PS3 games
Also: No exclusives with the words "sports, fitness, dance or gears" in it.
And a ps plus type subscription with loads of free games thrown in.

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playaplus
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:29:37 PM
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15 exclusives i mean.... lmao @ 1 exclusive

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:30:01 PM
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Honestly if they offered traditional turn based RPGs with world maps and engaging characters/storylines I'd forgive them for all the bloatware cluttering up the XboxOne.

But that's never going to happen so ya...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:48:22 PM

QFT.

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Cabalavatar1
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:34:36 PM
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- At least 4 AAA new non-FPS narrative-based exclusives within the first year (I'm that strict because Sony has spoiled me lol.)
- No "always online"
- less than $250

I'd prefer free online access, too, but I don't play multiplayer often, so that's not a deal-breaker for me.

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Jed
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 1:22:12 AM

Over time M$ has made it so non-Xbox Live subscribers get even less. Like early game demos, and "free" apps that only work for gold members.

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kraygen
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:48:14 PM
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Exclusives that would be to my taste on a regular basis, no kinect required, no online requirements, price point worth what I'm getting, the ability to turn off voice command/always on feature.

So much would have to change it's just more likely that I will pass, I still don't have a 360 because there just aren't enough games to warrant putting down that much cash.

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Jed
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 1:50:12 AM

I totally agree.

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Akuma07
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:51:00 PM
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Nothing the Xbox has, or will ever have, is enough for me to waste my valuable money on buying that console.

I would never get an Xbox Live account, but you know what, I have had PSN+ for a year or so now, I am a yearly subscriber, and I LOVE it, I'm never going back, it is totally worth the money I pay for it.

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To Be Decided
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 11:52:16 PM
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If they have exclusives but the best ones ever. Which is unlikely, I mean look at XBL and the way it has become with that advertisement and the press conference was only more proof. It seems they don't want to compete with Sony but instead Apple or any other that warrants these type of features. Even with those so called 15 exclusive they won't win me over due to the absurd direction there taking a game console, it is trying to be my cable box. I rather just stick to Sony and PC. At least Sony has all the JRPG and have gotten more realistic on what a game console should be.

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 12:07:07 AM
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Bundle it with a free PS4.

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shadowscorpio
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 3:43:34 AM

lol!

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FatherSun
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 6:47:56 AM

You WIN!!!

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booze925
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 12:09:12 AM
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Nothing.

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Alejandro562
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 12:20:00 AM
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Probably focus on exciting new ip's not kinect, or cable tv , and stop focusing on exclusive dlc, and actually define a generation.

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Knightzane
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 12:33:16 AM
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Be a ps4 thats pretty much it

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 1:02:09 AM
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I'm sold, remember when I told you guys that I HOPED Microsoft's new console was entertainment driven? well, I got what I wanted. Ps4 for gaming and Xbox for all my movies, TV shows, HBOGo, etc. I'm pretty sure that's just 1/4 of what the new Xbox can do, come E3, they will show what it can do. I see the reveal as an introduction. I'm getting both consoles, at one point or another.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 1:34:06 AM

Might wanna check that TV feature will reach your region. "Available in some parts of the US" is pretty lame, if you ask me.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 1:38:47 AM

I live in VA, what could I possibly not get? I have everything I need within only a 10 minute drive max around a 10 mile radius, my home in the middle.

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Jed
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 1:45:41 AM

I'm sure M$ will lose big with people in rural areas that don't have a reliable high speed Internet connection, or no Internet at all.

We'll have to see how the coverage is with cable/satellite providers, but I doubt that will reach all the people that want it.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 6:56:37 AM

Question Killa. If the PS4 were able to do all of those things you requested, would you still want/need an XOne?

I am sure the PS4 is capable of such things.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 9:18:39 PM

Hmmmm... good question. No, then there be no reason to own an Xbox.

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Jed
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 1:35:05 AM
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For me it's the same story as the current gen. I got a PS3 on day 1 because I know they would support it with games. I only got a 360 when Halo 3 came out. As of now I have over 50 PS3 games and about 10 360 games. If M$ can show me some outstanding exclusives that aren't all shooters, and have absolutely nothing to do with Kinect, then I might get one someday.

Right now I plan to get a PS4 on day one. They have proven to me that they want to bring me an amazing gaming experience FIRST, then social and multimedia options if I want them.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 1:45:10 AM
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Have Final Fantasy VII Remake exclusive.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 2:24:57 AM

Don't give them any ideas.

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Wrote
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 1:48:27 AM
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Make it so I don't need to be online to use it. Or like a cheaper one that just plays games, no kinect or any restrictions. And games I want to play.

Then again, a good Banjo Threeie would be tempting.

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Sunni_Boi
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 2:08:15 AM
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No DRM. Thats all for now. Not saying im going to buy an Xbox One, day one, but i feel like most people who says that they wont get an Xbox is because they are Sony loyalists and wont admit that the consoles are almost the same. You buy an console for the games, and both obviously plays them. Exclusives is what makes you pick which system you want, and maybe which system most of your friends got. Atleast thats how I judge which system I get 1st. In my case most of my friends got and will be sticking to xbox. PS4 D1P, One sometime later as long as they get rid of the bullshyt add-on costs.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 2:30:24 AM

The consoles are much the same, but the companies' business practices are not.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 2:28:48 AM
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Nothing...but that was true before the Xboner reveal, so I'm not really a good example.

Wait, I thought of one thing: commit in writing to go out of business if I buy one.

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Banky A
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 3:47:18 AM
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have one (or all) of the following sequels xbox one exclusive:

valkyria chronicles 4, the legend of dragoon 2, dark cloud 3, zone of the enders 3, persona 5, kingdom hearts 3.

and all my money belong to you

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JROD0823
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 3:49:53 AM
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I would like to get an Xbox One in a couple years, but what I want to see before I get it:

No Live Gold subscription fee.

Exclusives that aren't just shooters or Kinect only games.

Sub-$400 price.

NO DRM, EVER.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 5:28:34 AM

Basically, you'll never get an Xbox One.

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JROD0823
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 12:29:11 PM

@Killa,

My intentions for getting one in a couple years were pretty clear to read in my original comment, I don't get how you drew the conclusion you did.

Those are just a few of the features I want/hope to see happen sometime in the future, just in case you needed further clarification.

I've noticed that you have been quite a lot more negative and critical on most every article here recently, almost to Blank Line's standards.

What gives, are you trying to fill the void of negativity left in the wake of Highlander's absence in the article comments area as of late???

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 9:22:17 PM

No, I don't know what happened to Highlander, I had just observed that based on what it would take for you to get an Xbox One, it looks like it will never happen. Every time Microsoft opens its big mouth regarding Xbox One information, the system seems less and less attractive.

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___________
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 4:55:04 AM
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what can M$ do to get me to buy a xbox one?
well they can release remedy from their clutches, let them go third party, maybe published by take 2, and ill be sending them weekly checks!
no, seriously, to have such a brilliant talented studio owned by M$ is just the biggest injustice in the history of the world!
we NEED alan wake 2 god dam it!!!!!!!

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 5:53:54 AM
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Include the basic Foxtel package in Australia with a Gold subscription to Xbox Live and I'm sold. FOX 8, Comedy Channel, Showcase, Channel V, Fox Sports and Discovery, and I will buy an Xbox One.

Very little I want on the games front. Hopefully the new Remedy exclusive will be good. Shame Rare has become a lame Kinect minigames developer now, damn shame.

A new Halo, Gears or Forza does not interest me. If Fable can return to its core RPG adventure roots with no Kinect nonsense, I MIGHT consider an Xbox One for that.

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Jed
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 6:59:39 AM

If the Xbone comes with a gold subscription it will probably only be for new Iive accounts. Unless things are as bad for them at launch as they are now after that horrible reveal.

But then again, even if things are still as bad for them, I don't see them admitting it with an offer like that.

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JROD0823
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 1:01:19 PM

@Dance,

I agree, Rare is a sad, pathetic, miserable shell of its former self.

How can you go from making some of the very best games in gaming history early in your Studio's career with games like Wizards & Warriors, Battletoads, and my personal favorite, Donkey Kong Country, to making a game as mediocre as Kinect Sports???

Oh yeah, you get bought by a soulless corporate giant like Microsoft and lose every ounce of your imagination and innovative game creation abilities.

Rare was one of the few second party studios that made Nintendo games that were worth anything outside of its first party studio stable, and I lost most of my interest in any Nintendo console after they were snatched up by Microsoft.

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slugga_status
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 9:21:56 AM
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Well..from a technical stand point there's nothing that makes me want the Xbox One. PS4 already has the tech part won. So what could make me own a Xbox One...

No DRM
Free Online play
Top notch exclusives

Even then though..I don't think it's enough. Really disappointed in M$ this go around.

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blaqsmyth
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 9:28:30 AM
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If they were giving it away for free, no DRM or kinect requirement and free online....
Yep that'd make me want the xbone, and since that's never gonna happen I'll continue to be a PS4 fanboy :)

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Siris86
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 9:58:42 AM
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Pretty much nothing. I've long stood against the company and what their platform represents. So, under the grimmest of scenarios (i.e. no Sony platform) I would go Nintendo or PC.

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berserk
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 1:55:13 PM
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Exclusive survival horror and turn based rpg .Even better , a survial horror turn base rpg :)

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bkjohns1
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 6:31:09 PM
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No online requirement of any kind to play offline games.

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cve312
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 9:47:14 PM
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Microsoft would have to give me one, free of charge, 1 yr free of Xbox live. I know they aren't going to do that, but other then that, there's nothing they could do to make me buy an Xbox One. I wouldn't even enjoy it cause it doesn't offer anything that interests me in the least, I already a cable box for all my tv watching and im not into all those sports stuff they listed, so why would I want to use the Xbox, I already have a laptop and Ipod that does everything else. I hate the Kinect so that doesn't interests me either. And there doesn't seem to be any games coming out that so far would want me to buy one, when i can get better games for my PS3 and PS4 or when i DO get a PS4.So all in all the Xbox One would just be a total waste of money. I will get the PS4 eventually when i can afford it, but unless Microsoft can make like 10-15 games that I just have to have, then I wont be getting an Xbox One. PS4 all the way!!!!!

I even still have an PS1, PS2, and PS3 (fat 60Gb upgraded with 320gb hd), all original, 1st versions and all work flawlessly.

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Kryten1029a
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 12:26:11 AM
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I've seen some disturbing rumors that Fallout 4 might be an Xboner exclusive. I've played all of them from Fallout 1 up so that could do it, but I really don't want to buy the stupid thing!

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richfiles
Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 1:56:48 PM
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Nothing, absolutely nothing...

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Ather
Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 4:46:41 PM
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Um, talk about the games? At all? Seriously, they showed a new cablebox. That is all. And not even all that well. It allegedly plays music. But as soon as the music app came on, he switched it off. Didn't feel the need to let us hear actual music.

Kinect 2.0 can read heartbeats? Really? Prove it. SHOW me how this is a good thing. Let me see it in action in one of these so called 15 games available at launch. I came to play, not watch TV and surf the Internet at the same time. Sorry if you got confused.

Also, drop that DRm nonsense. You can't win. We won't pay, so we won't pay for your machine. Yes yes, a few people will, of course. But not enough to turn red to black.

And for all systems, backwards compatibility is a must. I've got no room for multiple systems, and I'm not switching out. Unless someone wants to come and redesign my "entertanment center" to somehow give me more space (which would have to be done for free.)

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Caanimal
Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 8:01:46 PM
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micro&soft could GIVE me a xbone and I would SELL IT... If they were the ONLY source of gaming I would STOP gaming...

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ricksterj
Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 9:01:55 PM
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Make it 360 & original xbox backward compatible (oh is that Jesus I see coming down from the sky?) & we'll talk.

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BYG TRU
Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 11:22:26 PM
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they would have to give me it for free...

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jugheadjones
Saturday, June 01, 2013 @ 1:36:51 AM
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That's a tough one for me. I have never bought an XBOX; not because I didn't think it was a good system, but I have bought Sony products since the 1970s. If I look at the two, the only difference, so far as games go, are the exclusives. Halo and Forza aren't enough to make me wanna buy one. I don't really care about either. I like Sony's equivalents much better. i really don't know if there is anything they could do to make me buy one.

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MasterGT
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 1:28:54 AM
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What can M$ do to convince me to buy an XB Juan? Nothing. It is irrelevant. Like a growing number of other families, we don't watch TV. We just don't have the time, plus we have a large and growing number of movies on disc, and none of us have interest in major US sports or shooters. Even having one console is more than enough for whatever gaming we do, so a second brand is just a waste of money. FORZA doesn't have the technical background to come close to what GT 6 is going to offer, so that nullifies that exclusive, too. With pCARS and The Crew coming, who needs a FORZA?

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