What's new

The Xbox Series X, Holiday 2020 (3 Viewers)

Sam Posten

Moderator
Premium
HW Reviewer
Joined
Oct 30, 1997
Messages
29,588
Location
Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
Real Name
Sam Posten
Do you know why the Apple TV is taking years to develop? Because Apple won't put up with the bullshit that Microsoft thinks people will. Read Kotaku's review for specific examples (like the IR blaster turning your TV off if its on when you tell the xbox to turn on).

The PS4 reviews were damning with faint praise, the xbox one seems similar but just so much of it is half baked that Kotaku gives it this final verdict (for most people, the hardcore are going to muddle through we know):
 

Type A

HW Reviewer
Joined
Apr 7, 2007
Messages
891
Location
Aurora Oregon
Real Name
Ty
Ill be waiting just like I did with the 360. I would imagine most of the early issues will be solved in the next year, guess Ill be playing AC4 on the 360.
 

Sam Posten

Moderator
Premium
HW Reviewer
Joined
Oct 30, 1997
Messages
29,588
Location
Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
Real Name
Sam Posten
I don't mind being the guinea pig. And yeah, I have more games now than I could play in my lifetime. It just rankles me that both systems are screwing up obvious, easily fixable stuff at launch.
 

Lou Sytsma

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Nov 1, 1998
Messages
6,079
Real Name
Lou Sytsma
Not interested in the Kinect. Not interested in talking to my console which seems to be the only way for the easily navigate the UI.
 

mattCR

Reviewer
HW Reviewer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2005
Messages
10,897
Location
Lee Summit, Missouri
Real Name
Matt
Aaron Silverman said:
The optical output passes DTS but not DD? WTF?!?!?!
It uses Microsoft's Audio Renderer from Windows 7/8 which also has this problem. FYI, games will output DD, but in windows mode.. watching movie lets say, no DD output, only two channel PCM over optical.


Microsoft has known of this problem since before Windows7 SP1, so I don't know if it will change; it was unfixed in Windows 8/8.1
 

Morgan Jolley

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2000
Messages
9,402
So long as the console doesn't totally bomb, I will eventually get one. But aside from being interested in Killer Instinct (was a huge fan back in the day) there's absolutely nothing MS has exclusive or announced that I care at all about.

And yeah, the no surround pass through sucks, the Kinect stuff sucks, the UI is pretty ugly to me (I prefer the PS3 UI over the PS4, though), and it seems like its all very beta-test-y. The PS4 just works, even if there's stuff missing, whereas the One seems to be like 80% there on everything.
 

Morgan Jolley

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2000
Messages
9,402
First the shark tank and now this: http://kotaku.com/there-armored-trucks-are-full-of-xbox-ones-1469287585
MS is really trying to push the PR extravaganza on people for the One. I remember the huge party they had for Kinect in Manhattan. Anyone else think its just a bit much? Personally, I only sort of miss the "Sega does what NintenDON'T" days and like that Nintendo and Sony have more or less focused on their games and quality instead of theatrics. Unless I'm totally forgetting something that either company has done recently.

Also, anyone see the reviews for Ryse? Yikes.
 

Edwin-S

Premium
Joined
Aug 20, 2000
Messages
8,605
The only games that seem to be getting positive reviews are Forza and Dead Rising 3. And of those two, only Forza is getting really decent reviews. MS is really pushing it though. I must have seen 4 commercials alone for the XBone last night. I've yet to see one for the PS4.
 

Morgan Jolley

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2000
Messages
9,402
Sony pushed the PS4 hard with the "Greatness Awaits" ads more over the last month or so and not really that much right now. Then again, they've had so much buzz around the PS4 that maybe they didn't really need to advertise as much as MS did. Nintendo pulled ads for the Wii around Christmas when it came out because they were wasting money advertising a product that was so popular that all stock in stores/online would disappear right away, so maybe Sony is doing something similar?

Anyone pick up an Xbox One last night/this morning? I'm curious to hear some perspective from a real owner.
 

Sam Posten

Moderator
Premium
HW Reviewer
Joined
Oct 30, 1997
Messages
29,588
Location
Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
Real Name
Sam Posten
Fing DERP Microsoft. If you start the system with the charge and play connected it confuses the hell out of it and won't progress. Had to reboot, unplug and restart.
 

Edwin-S

Premium
Joined
Aug 20, 2000
Messages
8,605
Sam,Did you order yours from Amazon? If you did, pretty good shipping for it to show up at the door on release day.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Forum Sponsors

Forum statistics

Threads
346,067
Messages
4,765,948
Members
141,660
Latest member
Happyshopper_jk
Top