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Xbox One Set To Launch On November 22 184

Dave Knott writes "Microsoft announced today that its upcoming Xbox One console will launch later this year on November 22 in 13 territories, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States. This is exactly one week after the announced street date for Sony's PlayStation 4, ending speculation about whether Microsoft would try to launch ahead of their closest rival's next-generation console. It is also the same day that the Xbox 360 launched in 2005." The supply of pre-order consoles is mostly exhausted already.
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Xbox One Set To Launch On November 22

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  • by UnknowingFool ( 672806 ) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @10:15AM (#44756097)
    So who's still getting one? I'm not getting either but it seems MS seems to the less favorite of the two.
  • Re:Sorry.. (Score:2, Interesting)

    by h4rr4r ( 612664 ) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @10:17AM (#44756127)

    So what is the alternative?
    Even Steambox has DRM.

    Windows 7 and 8 basically are DRM, they even downgrade Blu-ray if you play it over a non-HDCP protected path.

  • by CastrTroy ( 595695 ) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @10:21AM (#44756159) Homepage
    I agree. Almost nobody I've talked to is interested in buying the new XBox. Even the guy I know who took the day off work to pick up and play the Wii U, and owns all 3 consoles from the previous generation is not planning on buying the XBOne. I suppose that they'll be a lot of clueless parents/grandparents who will buy it, but nobody who is really interested in gaming seems to care about the new XBox.
  • Re:Sorry.. (Score:5, Interesting)

    by gstoddart ( 321705 ) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @10:42AM (#44756383) Homepage

    I don't care if they have DRM ... as long as it doesn't require an internet connection to do it.

    I have no interest in having my video game console serve me ads and the like, so a required internet connection for me is a deal breaker. Even that one time register is too much -- it's none of Microsoft's business who I am or that I have a video game.

    I don't expect DRM to just go away, but when Microsoft started putting ads in the home screen of my XBox 360 -- well, sorry, but no.

    I bought the console, I bought the game; if you think you should be entitled to my usage data and the ability to advertise to me, too damned bad. I don't play games online, so that internet connection doesn't do anything to improve my experience with it. It's purely a mechanism for Microsoft and the game publishers to annoy me.

  • Re:Sorry.. (Score:5, Interesting)

    by N0Man74 ( 1620447 ) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @11:57AM (#44757167)

    Read a mother fucking book.


    • Exercise.
    • Make a healthy meal, and clean up.
    • Spend time with friends and family.
    • Try board games.
    • Do all the things you want to do, but you keep putting off because you don't have time (chores, fixing that broken shower head, writing that novel/program, learn to play an instrument).
    • Get the recommended amount of sleep.

    I enjoy video games too, but they are time vampires. I greatly appreciate the anti-consumer ass-hattery of Sony and Microsoft and the tech ineptitude of Nintendo, and the decline of Blizzard over the last several years. They are making it increasingly easy to break the habit.

    In the last few years I've increased my fitness level, had improvements in my (previously non-existent) dating life, made more friends, improved my programming, learned to ride a motorcycle, and have even gotten involved in some performing arts. I still waste a lot of time on dumb shit, and I find myself wondering how much more I could accomplish if I wasn't so horrible with schedules and discipline.

    Thank you video game industry for having your heads up alienating your customers!

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