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Xbox General

>$349.99
>Halo 5
>Sunset Overdrive
>Killer Instinct
>Titanfall
>Scalebound
>Rise of the Tomb Raider
>Cuphead
>Forza anything
>Ori and the Blind Forest
Battletoads

Why don't you own an Xbone?
No.194140
Jumpman
Replies:>>194142
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Got an Xbox One about a week ago and I have to say I really enjoy it. Few problems I have with the system is that using the Home button to initiate various commands can be a pain. Like, double tapping the Home button to save a screenshot or record gameplay video. Had a few moments where it would just take me to the home screen, or the Snap sidescreen.

Other than that, I'm loving it. The customization options easily trumps the PS4's. Really satisfying to pick your own color and upload your own wallpaper for the system's profile. Also glad there's more emphasis on gamer pics over avatars this time around. The U.I. takes some getting use to (might just be me, since I've been use to the PS4's), but it's an improvement from the 360's. Everything's bigger, cleaner and simplified. Having multiple apps run is another plus. Came in handy when I watched a YouTube video for help and went back to a game I was in the middle of.

Playing Rayman Legends, since it was free for Gold Memberships. (Also, being able to keep you games with Gold will always make it superior to PlayStation Plus). Plan to try out Child of Light soon. Also got Dying Light and two Assassin's Creed games from the bundle. Despite all the ridiculous bugs the plagued its launch, Unity is surprisingly fun. But I usually don't play Assassin's Creed games, so my enjoyment from it is probably heightened by first time exposure. Similarly to how I enjoyed Infamous: Second Son more than most people.
No.194142
Anonymous
Replies:>>194143
>>194140
Lol you forgot to remove your name.

I don't own an Xbone because I'm still boycotting it after everything Microsoft pulled last year.
No.194143
Jumpman
>>194142
>Lol you forgot to remove your name.

I separated my posts on purpose. OP for general message, then the next one detailing my experience.
No.194144
T4 was here
>>194139
Because I have money problems as it is and a buddy of mine is getting it for his B-day so I can just play it that way.
No.194145
The Sneaky Tiki
Because if I had the money I'd just buy a PS3 and if I had more money I'd sooner buy a WiiU.
No.194146
Anonymous
- Nothing on the Xbone right now is a "must have" for me
- I haven't played all of my 360 games, and Xbone has no backwards compatibility
- I would use the money to buy a Wii U first
No.194148
Anonymous
Scalebound is the only thing on that list that might be worth owning.

Everything else is meh, not an exclusive, or a game made by 343 Industries, which means it's most likely going to suck.
No.194150
Anonymous
Replies:>>194153
>>194139
>Why don't you own an Xbone?
Because none of the exclusives appeal to me. Especially not in a way for me to spend 350 dollars.
No.194153
Anonymous
Replies:>>194154
>>194150
Other than Halo what does XBOX have as a known game?
No.194154
The Sneaky Tiki
>>194153
The one with moderately large robots and the one that's only famous because it was made by the same people as Halo.
No.194155
Anonymous
>>194154
...Marathon?
No.194169
Anonymous
Replies:>>194172
>>194154
The former being on 360 and PC, and the latter being multiplatform.
No.194172
The Sneaky Tiki
>>194169
That's amazing I totally forgot.
No.194229
Anonymous
Replies:>>194231
>>194227
That's closer to how this should be done. MAKE some games with the Spark Engine and then release the Spark Creator Pack after you've shown what it can do. SFM revolutionized 3D Porn with that. Speaking of which, where is the Sunflower and Mighty Poo.
No.194231
Anonymous
Replies:>>194232
>>194229
>SFM revolutionized 3D Porn with that.
Speaking of, man, I'm not bothered by all the SFM porn... What I am sorta bothered with is how little stuff is done with it ASIDE from porn. Just a personal thought. Thinking out loud.
No.194232
Anonymous
Replies:>>194234
>>194231
Its the cycle, same went with early film media. Porn first then they start making more legit things as more pay attention. Also as people work out how it all goes together.
No.194234
Anonymous
>>194232
Hopefully! It seems like such a powerful animation tool! I personally haven't had the time to just sit down and decipher it, but I'd love to be able to use it someday.
No.194235
Jumpman
God bless pornagraphy and the innovation it brings.
No.194258
Anonymous
Replies:>>194260
Porn tends to be the early adopter of any new media creation or interaction tech. When we get real Holodecks, it will be because porn went all-in first...
No.194260
Anonymous
>>194258
Pretty much. War and fapping are the primary driving forces for new technology.
No.194263
Jumpman
http://kotaku.com/how-a-small-game-studio-almost-made-it-big-1696997142

Good read on how the Phantom Dust reboot went kaput.

>As the months went on, things got shakier. Microsoft’s demands for the game increased, and the pressure got worse and worse as Redmond kept asking for new things, Darkside sources say. Microsoft wanted a longer single-player campaign; they wanted various features added and changed; they wanted Darkside to help contribute card art to the accompanying mobile game Microsoft had planned. “This kind of focus change happened on a nearly monthly basis,” said a person who worked on the game.

>“They asked for things pretty quickly,” said a second person close to the studio. “We kept telling them, ‘We cannot make this game for the budget you want.’”
No.194264
Bunker !OFOzVPOG0g
>>194263
Microsoft has always had a bad habit of that. Double Fine was lucky to make it out alive. Really Lucky.
No.194266
Anonymous
>>194263
Aaaaaand this is why I will never support Microsoft.
No.194275
Anonymous
Sounds all too much like all AAA publishers pulling a switch after the deal is made and expecting the developer to take the fall.
No.194290
Jumpman
Replies:>>194291
>>194263
Ori and the Blind Forest dev thoughts on the failed Phantom Dust reboot and the company's relationship with Microsoft.

http://gearnuke.com/ori-blind-forest-dev-comments-phantom-dust-reboot-microsofts-support-devs/

>Making a AAA-looking game like that for 5m with full online multiplayer and all that jazz already sounds low to me, but if I’d then hear from our producer that we also have to now all of a sudden add a 6h long single player campaign without any budget increase and within the same schedule is just absolutely out of the world crazy and I personally have never known the people at Microsoft to make claims like that.

>I mean, we obviously only dealt with a small set of people at MS, but it just sounds somewhat unbelievable to me and completely unreasonable from a business and development perspective, especially since those milestones are set in the actual contracts and both parties have to adhere to them.

More quotes in the article.
No.194291
Anonymous
>>194290
So in the end who is worse for that EA or Microsoft. Better with Microsoft just kill you off instead of EA and their wearing a Developer like a skinsuit for a couple of games before discarding the remains?
No.194409
Jumpman
Continuing with the Conker news, it turns out the Insomniac rumor was B.S.

http://kotaku.com/the-fake-video-game-rumor-someone-spread-for-homewor-1699726881
No.194432
Jumpman
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No.201556
Alpharius
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Ah, so this is where the Xbox thread was hiding.

Bump.
No.201557
Anonymous
Replies:>>201558
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>There was an xbox general and nobody posted on it for a year
No.201558
Anonymous
>>201557
>playing the gaysexbox
>laughing_whores.png
No.201559
Anonymous
Replies:>>201561
Honestly what's there to post about. Only thing I've found of interest is a new line of haptic controller that doesn't exist yet.
No.201561
Anonymous
>>201559
We can hate on thee xbox or we can be nostalgic about the huegbox since nostalgia for the 00's is right around the corner. this post I made >>201373 has both things
No.201586
Anonymous
Replies:>>201587
Are we going to get the Xbox Sagittarius after the Xbox Scorpio?
No.201587
Anonymous
Replies:>>201595
>>201586

I sincerely hope not. They've talked about yearly console releases for a while now.
No.201595
Anonymous
>>201587
I don't think they'll release a new huegbox annually but the zodiac theme is cool
No.201707
Anonymous
Replies:>>201708
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>yfw scorpio runs huegbox games
No.201708
Anonymous
>>201707

A feature people have wanted since forever. Nice.
No.201876
Anonymous
Replies:>>201877
>Scorpio's specs have finally be reviled
>Still no games
No.201877
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
Replies:>>201878
>>201876

Which makes sense, since Microsoft said there will be no Scorpio-exclusive games.
No.201878
Anonymous
Replies:>>201885
>>201877
Will it have enhanced stuff like the PS4Pro does with some games?
No.201885
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
>>201878

Yeah, that was the whole point of Scorpio: bring the XBone into the 4K craze and shit. But Microsoft specifically said it would not allow Scorpio-exclusive games, as it wants everyone who has any kind of XBone to get the same games.

That said! Microsoft better have a goddamned good E3 reveal for this thing, because expecting people to shell out Scorpio money for a system with no real exclusives or anything will not help them beat the PS4.
No.202041
Anonymous
Our time is right
No.202042
Anonymous
What about VR will that be something with this or is that whole project just going to be dedicated to Augmented Reality.
No.202044
Anonymous
Replies:>>202045
W-w-e did good, r-right g-guys?
No.202045
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
>>202044

Not bad.
No.202046
TeethandHunger
Xbox One X is a stupid name. A stupid stupid name.
No.202048
Alpharius a go go
Should have stuck with Scorpio. This is a Wii U level of naming.
No.202049
Mister Twister
>>202046
Should have been XboxodX
>>202046
It sets it apart from the Xbox One S
No.202051
Anonymous
XXX Box
No.202053
Anonymous
Replies:>>202056
literally the worst possible name.
No.202054
Anonymous
Replies:>>202056
It should've been called Xbox One Up.
X
Box
One
X
No.202056
Anonymous
Replies:>>202061
>>202053
>>202054
What we need to understand is that the One X isn't a new console but an upgrade on the xbone
We can keep calling it xbone.

The more you think about it the more you see that the issue isn't the name but the fact that they're continuing the xbone brand.
No.202061
Anonymous
Replies:>>202069
>>202056
Which is part of the reason this is so stupid.
No.202069
Anonymous
>>202061
That's exactly what I said on the second paragraph
No.202188
Anonymous
Replies:>>202189
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What if microsoft had entered the console market earlier?
What would a handheld xbox be like?
No.202189
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
Replies:>>202191
>>202188

I don’t know, Lizard Haruko, but I imagine it would be even bulkier than the original XBox controller.
No.202191
Anonymous
Replies:>>202192
>>202189
What do you mean? That the retro xbox will be bulkier than the original controller or that the handheld xbox will be the bulkiest?
No.202192
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
Replies:>>202196
>>202191

The latter.
No.202196
Anonymous
>>202192
That depends on the era, a handheld xbox in the same era as the OG will be a lot like nokia's ngage (Nokia is part of MS now wink wink).
In the 360 era is hard to tell but going against the DS and the PSP a gimmick like a gaming tablet is easy to imagine.
in the Xbone era it'll be a geming cellphone plain and simple.
No.202225
Anonymous
Replies:>>202226
I tried making an xbox general on /vg/ but it failed
I'm sad now
No.202226
Alpharius a go go
Replies:>>202228
>>202225
Isn't it just an over glorified windows 10 box these days? What are the benefits of having an xbone over a pc? I can't think of any.
No.202228
Anonymous
Replies:>>202236
>>202226
Retrocompatibility
No.202236
Alpharius
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>>202228
As a user of older consoles, I can see the appeal. Thats a good enough reason.