At 5/1/13 04:39 PM, Montag666 wrote:
No, I might come off as fanboyish but; Xbox has this weird focus on the failed kinnect system and 4 more halo sequals, add to that paying extra to play online when you can do it for free on the wii,ps3 and PC .
Every big name game I can think of is either A:) Cross Platform or B:) on the PS3 or Wii. It would seem Microsoft has had the same 3 goals for the last few years: Kinnect, More Halo, and buying up exclusive DLC's so they can have it first.
Kinects Sales have hit 24 million Units whereas the PSmove has sold in the region of 15million. This means 1 in 3 Xbox users have one. Those are some massive numbers, so it's far from a failure. "Hardcore Gamers" dont like the concept of getting up, but the kinect is a clever family/party device. From a parents point of view they prefer to see a more wholesome interactive gaming experience for their kids instead of constantly shooting people in the head. It also simple enough they can join in. My older folks wont play the "xbox", but they'll play Kinect. You need to realize that as much as it looks like there's loads of kinect games, there's far far more standard games.
As for the Payonline thing, the xbox has proved to be a strong competitor in this area despite being a paid for service. It annoys me a little when people complain about it. Because nobody complains about Netflicks, or Love film, or their phone. All which require a prepaid amount for the service, then additional usage costs on top. The wii is atrocious online, PC isn't always free and PS3 is mostly peer to peer based, which isn't as good as servers which MS uses.
I pay for the highest possible broadband (120mb) in Glasgow so surfing, streaming, downloading is fast and gaming (when i do it) is quick, I also use it for work. At Â£27 a month for my broadband, and Â£14 for a phoneline (then add calls to it) crying about Â£32 for a year is not bad whatsoever. That's Â£2.66 a month. You spend that on a medium coffee in the city here. It's also only 66pence a week. So you gotta be realistic do you really miss 66p a week?
I imagine most of people who complain about it are in school but they don't think about it when they jump the fence and buy a bag of crisps/chips, or chocolate or a roll and sausage in the morning. Instead of buying say a bit of junk to eat on a pack of chewing gum, or whatever then you can easily afford xbox live, 3 to 4 times over and be healthier for it.