Apparently Microsoft is launching a 99$ Xbox 360 codenamed "Stingray" this November alongside of the Next Xbox.
According to Paul this is because the next Xbox isn't going to offer backwards compatibility for 360 games.
He mentions that it's going to be expensive. Apparently around 500$ for a normal unit, or 300$ for a subscription model.
going back and looking at some of the stuff I got a long time ago, it actually says 'must be internet-connected to use' in the notes. And that's all I have, but it does say that.
"Originally, they were going to announce this thing in April—April 24—now they're going to announce it May 21. We know there are events occuring this year where we're going to learn more about Durango.
[And it's a fourth quarter release, right?]
"Early November, yeah.
Always-on connectivity is indeed part of the next Xbox, and it was interesting to see this guy confirm that unofficially.
Microsoft is only upset about the way this feature was communicated, because it likes to present this kind of thing as a positive, not a negative.
the numbers are showing how much PC gaming is gaining in popularity
Many of the old-school PC gamers I know that moved to playing games on Xbox over the last 10 years are coming back to PC because of free-to-play and indie games, controller and TV support, as well as incredible digital distribution on platforms like Steam.
free-to-play and indie games, controller and TV support, as well as incredible digital distribution on platforms like Steam.
The 360 was fine. I got my moneys worth. Its a good product. it served me well. But I've moved on
I see no reason for me to buy a next Gen console over a new graphics card for my PC.
I may get one later on in their life cycle when they get cheaper.
If you can afford a $500 xbox and not internet, then
I'm always hardwired to my router for any gaming system. I see zero problem with this. I have never used my PC offline.
have to be online to put steam in offline mode, or you won't be able to play any games.