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Sideshow Bob 02-07-2013 05:31 PM

Xbox 720 to require an internet connection and eliminate used games

GameStop's stock price took a significant drop today. That would suck if Microsoft and Sony eliminate the used game market.

food for thought 02-07-2013 05:38 PM

lol wtf.


Along with the always online function, the Xbox 720 will completely eliminate the used game market. It is stated that Microsoft will still make physical copies of software available with the use of 50 GB capacity Blu-ray discs. These discs will be supplied with a one-time activation code and will be useless after this code has been used.
this hsit sounds horrible.

LMAO @ microsoft single handedly destroying gamestop

I read that SONY experimented with the idea of eliminating the disc drive completely on PS4. but they then decided against it.

The future is pointing towards cloud gaming

Sideshow Bob 02-07-2013 05:44 PM

Comcast is gonna love having every gamer in America transferring multiple gigs worth of content over their lines all at the same time.

Im sure their POS infrastructure can handle it.

HANZO 02-07-2013 05:54 PM

If this is the case its a real dick move by microsoft. it would kill retailers full stop. they are struggling as it is, but this would be the fatal blow.

The new Xbox jus seems like an out an out entertainment system rather than a games console. They should concentrate on making good games first, the industry is suffering cause theres a lack of good games. everyone is stuck playing COD and the odd Rockstar game that comes out.


Originally Posted by Rob Swanson (Post 2302325)
Comcast is gonna love having every gamer in America transferring multiple gigs worth of content over their lines all at the same time.

Im sure their POS infrastructure can handle it.

yeah jus imagine a COD release and everyone downloading at the same time. companies wont really like that.

KERZO 02-07-2013 06:03 PM

This used game rumour has been going about for a good while now. I hope they do try this shit cos then the lazy nerds will revolt and work out a way to get the online games for free.

RagnaroK 02-07-2013 07:50 PM

If they do that Microsoft will destroy themselves. Not everybody HAVE internet, and it seems like they are punishing the consumers for buying used games instead of taking the battle directly against Gamestop. The online pass, is a much better idea than having to be online to play a simple game.

Sideshow Bob 02-07-2013 08:17 PM

I doubt you would have to be "online" to play campaign mode of a game, or something that doesn't feature network play, but it will just inspire more people to jailbreak the hardware and load up bootlegged stuff on usb drives

+ download only of content will screw people with ISPs that have data caps

hashashin 02-08-2013 02:04 AM

I always buy my games new but still it's a bit of a bitch move by microsoft! Glad they're still gonna make physical copies of games though cos fuck paying full price for a download. Wonder how much the new console is gonna cost, if the PS4 is gonna be $400 then I hope they keep it in line with that. Wants to have a decent size hard drive too!

Sideshow Bob 02-10-2013 08:51 PM

GameStop Responds To Xbox 720 Rumors


CEITEDMOFO 02-10-2013 11:11 PM


hectis 02-11-2013 12:20 AM

Is it?

Sideshow Bob 02-11-2013 06:26 PM


Xbox 720 requires mandatory game installs, Kinect – rumour


Mon, Feb 11, 2013 | 21:59 GMT

You’ll have to have a Kinect sensor plugged in to use the next Xbox console, codenamed Durango and commonly nicknamed the Xbox 720, according to the latest rumours.


A source said to be SuperDaE, who is believed to have had and tried to sell a Durango development kit last year, told Kotaku he’s now possession of multiple Durango development kits, and that his information also pertains to final retail models.

According to the source’s information, which is apparently gleaned from overview documents, a new, improved version of the Kinect sensor will be bundled with every new console, and is no longer an optional accessory – you’ll have to have it plugged in and calibrated for the console to function.

The new sensor is said to be able to track up to six users at once, and that automatic player identification will be part of gameplay somehow. It will be able to track thumbs, see whether your hand is open or closed, and read facial expressions, and has an improved viewing angle.

Another mandatory new feature is a hard drive; all retail models will come with 500GB of storage, to cater for game installations, required for all titles. Unlike the PlayStation 3′s mandatory installs, the source’s information suggests Durango will be able to install in segments, so you can start playing while the rest of the data is copied over. Apparently, the console cannot access game data directly from the disc at all; it must read off the hard drive.

This seems like a weird limitation, but the console will reportedly have enough RAM to be able to run more than one app at once. Games can be suspended or paused, and you can switch between them and to other apps, apparently without losing anything from either.

As for traditional controls, Microsoft isn’t changing much, the source said, but will use a new wireless technology, so you won’t be able to use your Xbox 360 game pads.

On the SmartGlass front, Durango’s companion app will apparently utilise motion sensing tech in combination with Kinect, so you can use it like a Wii U game Pad.


Kotaku believes it has got its hands on technical specifications for the final retail build of the new console. It reports the custom hardware features an eight core, 64-bit CPU running at 1.6ghz, an 800mhz DirectX 11.x GPU and “custom hardware blocks” for specific tasks, taking the pressure of the CPU.

The system will have built-in WiFi support and an ethernet port, with HDMI and S/PDIF (optical) connections and support for 7.1 channels.

So far, the specs match previous rumours, but Kotaku’s source doesn’t mention ESRAM, saying the system has 8GB of DDR3 and negligible flash memory for system tasks. The disc drive can handle media of up to 50GB, and the HDD read speed is 50 MB per second. The report also mentions stereoscopic 3D at 1080p.

Kotaku’s report agrees with late 2013 release date speculation, and mentions that other sources have confirmed an always-on Internet requirement. It had nothing to say about the console’s final name or look, as dev kits typically ship in PC cases. The site also has images apparently taken from the source’s overview papers.

Sony is expected to unveil its new console at a PlayStation Meeting on February 20. Nobody has any concrete idea when Microsoft might jump to it.

hashashin 02-12-2013 02:34 AM

Hope that's bullshit! Don't mind the mandatory install cos I do that anyway but couldn't give a fuck about kinect!

Sideshow Bob 02-12-2013 02:01 PM

It sounds like it's straight out of Orwell's 1982

Sideshow Bob 02-14-2013 01:17 AM


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