Neoseeker : News : Rumor: Microsoft planning a low-cost Xbox set-top box as an alternative to the Xbox 720
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Darknet Nov 22, 12
Makes sense. I think this is kind of a good idea.
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Northern49 Nov 22, 12
If this is true, my money is that it's the Microsoft equivalent of the Mac Mini. Essentially a Windows RT tablet with video out and no screen. You can game on it, but only games you can purchase on the Microsoft store. There will be no disc drive.
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THM Nov 22, 12
Set-top box is actually good for a documentary fan like me, I hope it will be a reality for Xbox 360 in 2013
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LOD-squa Nov 22, 12
They are trying to go all out on the entertainment side if this is the case, the Apple TV needed some competition and if this winds up being real, they will enjoy the battle.
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Fury Nov 22, 12
I've heard this rumor thrown around for a long time now. I think msnerd was the first to say something like this. Very likely to be true at this point.
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LOD-squa Nov 22, 12
quote Fury
I've heard this rumor thrown around for a long time now. I think msnerd was the first to say something like this. Very likely to be true at this point.
The thing is real or not, this is something that is believable. MS is trying to take over multiple markets and want to make the xbox the electronic for everything. Honestly I think they are doing a good job, my xbox turned itself into my gaming hub and my tv hub.
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Tenklis Nov 22, 12
Not going to be purchasing a 720. Sony all the way, I have no doubts it will be better. I don't like how microsoft nickles and dimes, and the marketing tactics they use. Its also the go to console for immature kiddy / preteen gamers. I'm sure ill be satisfied with the ps4/wii u. The wii/ps3 was deffinitly the better choice this generation, the wii u / ps4 will undoubtably be the better chice next gen.
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Shinobi_razor Nov 22, 12
Tenklis i was taking you seriously up until you said the Xbox 720 will be for kids and the Wii U is a good choice. thanks for making it easy to disregard everything you say from now on
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Wakaman Nov 22, 12
Less fanboying please.
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lKasHl Nov 22, 12
Tenklis I'm not sure how you decided the PS3 "was definitely the better choice this generation" considering it spent more than half its life cycle underperforming the 360 on multiplat games (which are the majority of the releases) whilst costing substantially more.

That's not even getting into how you've already decided the wii u and PS4 will be better than the 720 despite the names not even being finalised let alone the hardware specifications and pricing...
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Wakaman Nov 22, 12
To be fair, it's not the PS3's fault it did. We all know the games were ports of the 360.

But yeah let's not get ahead of ourselves Tenklis.
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Tenklis Nov 22, 12
I have never had a problem with my ps3. Multi platform titles are perform way better on the pc anyway so this isn't an issue. I know that nintendo's are primarily underaged/family systems. However, Play Xbox live and all you hear on mics is rage boi noob preteens talking all sorts of smack using rude racist comments on what not, and these make up the majority of xbox players. Im sorry disregard that if you choose to but its a fact. I doubt that will ever be a problem with the wii-u, And ive never run into the type of childish bs that you get with xbox live on my ps3. Immature gamers will flock to the 720 in droves. You can bet on that.
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Shinobi_razor Nov 22, 12
immature kids are on every system actually. Live may have more than others, but guess what? there's this cool thing where you can MUTE anyone you want by simply going into their profile and hitting the mute option. it saves that choice for good until you unmute them, so if you happen to play with them again, they will still be muted. its really not that hard and very useful.

some games like Halo make it even easier by letting you do it from the score screen by holding down Back.
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Tenklis Nov 22, 12
Yeah but you can just get the console that other mature gamers are going to get and you wont have to mute anyone.. Other reasons the ps3 were better then the 360 are..

1. Its way quieter.
2. Blu ray
3. Controllers better,more durable (The system is also more durable)
4. Free online play (Which is the way it should be, having to pay xbox to play on servers they don't even run is ridiculous)
5. Cleaner interface.
6. Better exclusives.
7. Playstation plus

Neither is out, and there is no information so i cant choose which console i will purchase next gen yet.. Im going to grab a wii u just for the fun factor for sure to hold me off until gtav. All i know is that if they try to add windows 8 to the xbox 720 at all it will be a turn off for sure.
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