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#1 ChuckVsWorld

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:05 PM

Looks like an official drop.

 

http://www.xbox.com/...bid=7JbD-fKYyXE


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#2 Vigilante

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:05 PM

Huh, that's right before E3, isn't it...?


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#3 ChuckVsWorld

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:07 PM

I think so. Also coming without Kinect.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:07 PM

Was just about to come post this. That is right at E3...

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:08 PM

No kinect.I guess that'll make some people happy.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:09 PM

I think so. Also coming without Kinect.

WAIT WHAT

 

That's the main reason I never wanted an XB1... :shock:


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:09 PM

Hope there's one without Kinect. Then I'll be grabbing one and a PS4 before the end of the year probably.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:10 PM

WAIT WHAT

That's the main reason I never wanted an XB1... :shock:


Yeah, says at the bottom of the page. Kinect sold separately.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:10 PM

Yea they basically just removed the kinect and dropped the price to $400. Should be an interesting E3


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#10 ChuckVsWorld

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:10 PM

Hope there's one without Kinect. Then I'll be grabbing one and a PS4 before the end of the year probably.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:11 PM

I think so. Also coming without Kinect.

But I thought the Kinect was an integral part of the Xbone experience and they would never release a kinectless SKU. I guess when you get your ass handed to you things can change.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:12 PM

I think so. Also coming without Kinect.

Had they done this in November I would have probably picked up an XBox one instead of a PS4.  I will be PS4/Vita for a while now though.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:16 PM

April numbers must be awful but great news for folks who were on the fence or the many others who hated the Kinect. I'm not sure it is enough of a price drop to move the needle but time will tell. The most important announcement to current X1 owners is the implementation of Games with Gold and Microsoft abandoning the paywall for apps. 

 

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#14 Msn1983

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:18 PM

Can I get $99.99 back for my Kinnect? It just sits their. I never use it

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:18 PM

It's basically a neutered console without the Kinect. Is saving 100 bucks really worth it when you don't get the full experience?



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:18 PM

They still lost so much money by being stubborn enough to wait this long. But a good look regardless because I can now trade my kinect

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:19 PM

I can't get over how much this copy flip flops. I dont know if they ever had a vision.

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#18 GBAstar

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:20 PM

It's basically a neutered console without the Kinect. Is saving 100 bucks really worth it when you don't get the full experience?

 

What game based experience would I be missing?

 

Edit: I do agree that this decision should have been made earlier... a $399 console w/o Kinect isn't really much of a savings over a $499 console with kinect but at least it's a start.

 

What are the odds that AZ will still have Day One console in stock starting year two?

 



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:21 PM

Hahahahahahaha! Microsoft britta'd yet again. Take the Kinect out, drop the price $100. Kinect sold separately in the Fall for probably way more than a $100 too. Sheesh, Xbox is the AT&T of video game consoles.



#20 Msn1983

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:21 PM

It's basically a neutered console without the Kinect. Is saving 100 bucks really worth it when you don't get the full experience?


I've had it since launch and I've used the Kinnect less than 5 times. I tried it the first day and never used it again. My X1 runs and plays everything just fine without Kinnect. I would never play Kinnect sports even if I had it.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:22 PM

I'm actually kinda glad I got the Titanfall bundle now, especially since I flipped an AWD PS4 for it so basically saved $100 and got the system, Kinect, and Titanfall for the same price as this new Kinect-less system.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:23 PM

So they're giving you less and charging you less.  I'm not sure why people are pushing for a kinectless $400 sku.  They should be pushing for a $400 sku that includes kinect.  Sell it if you don't want it, but don't accept this half-assed price cut as an acceptable solution to the system being overpriced.

 

I like my xb1 but I'm worried about my investment so I would like to see the system succeed.  If the best MS is willing to do is pull some smoke and mirrors "price cut" out of their ass in hopes of saving the system, I don't mind seeing the system fail.  I'm that spiteful.  


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#23 RoytheRobot

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:24 PM

I don't understand, people always say that the Kinect is useless, that they should make a bundle without kinect, and when Microsoft does it, its bad and bla bla bla.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:25 PM

There has to be frequent $349 sales on this SKU by late summer. Now that the prices are even, MS has to work harder to show why it's a better value with slightly inferior hardware.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:25 PM

You also have to understand that management was restructured, Phil Spencer is now in charge of the Xbox division, which he took over a month ago. Obviously he felt like moving forward it was the best decision, regardless of what had been previously decided.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:28 PM

A step in the right direction.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:30 PM

Well it's about damn time.

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#28 CaseX

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:33 PM

Good.  That means a kinect-less XB1 will be sub $400 around Black Friday.

 

I laughed when I saw Charlie Murder will be one of the free games in June.  One of my friends is going to be so pissed.

 

Question: I currently only have a 360.  Is it possible to "buy" the free GwG for the XB1 on the website (i.e., without owning an XB1 yet) so that I will own those games and download them when/if I eventually get an XB1?



#29 ChuckVsWorld

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:34 PM

Good.  That means a kinect-less XB1 will be sub $400 around Black Friday.

 

I laughed when I saw Charlie Murder will be one of the free games in June.  One of my friends is going to be so pissed.

 

Question: I currently only have a 360.  Is it possible to "buy" the free GwG for the XB1 on the website (i.e., without owning an XB1 yet) so that I will own those games and download them when/if I eventually get an XB1?

I don't see why you couldn't get the One games. MS doesn't really track which system you have, a la Sony, as far as I know.


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#30 Pliskin

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:35 PM

Microsoft abandoning the paywall for apps. 

They don't deserve any praise for this, its hilarious that they were able to pull that shit for so long when literally every other media device had these apps for free since the beginning of time. What a joke.