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Xbox One will come with unlimited cloud storage

By Scorpus
Jul 29, 2013
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  1. Microsoft has announced that their upcoming game console, the Xbox One, will feature unlimited cloud storage for both game data and "entertainment". The feature will be available to all Xbox Live users on the Xbox One for the first time,...

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  2. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Addict Posts: 414   +112

    This is nice, but it ain't changing my (or many others) opinion on the next gen consoles, and just seems like a desperate attempt at gaining people's approval again.

    Too little, too late Microsoft.
     
  3. And for easy and instant access (for them!) linked directly to NSA servers.
     
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,147   +737

    I can imagine how this conversation went at MS.

    Bob - "Wow, they sure got upset about that 'Always Connected' requirement we made"
    Steve - "Don't worry, we can still make them always play online"
    Bob - 'How?'
    Steve - "We'll give them free cloud storage. They'll put their games on our servers and then they'll have to be connected to access them. We'll have security built in to make sure no one is accessing any one else's content. End result is the same, but this time they'll thank us for it."
    Bob - "Brilliant!"
     
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  5. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,147   +737

    This line is quickly getting as old as 'Can it play Crysis?'
     
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  6. roxxas2

    roxxas2 TS Rookie Posts: 64   +20

    You're just biased. Of course they want to gain approval, without approval they don't have sales. They want sales and money. Just like every single tech company out there. Microsoft, Google, Apple, Sony, Samsung... They all want freakin' money. They won't do anything to make it so they don't get money. It's just that simple.
     
  7. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,055   +918

    I feel like the PS4 may have some trouble. Games like Titanfall are exclusive to PC and Xbox One because MS agreed to dedicated servers while Sony did not. The games I am interested in are on Xbox One and PC. Good I have a moderate PC :D.
     
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,524   +324

    Not being rude but intrigued, what games are they your interested in?
     
  9. Store your data in a glorified server farm... don't complain when it's hacked.
     
  10. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,147   +737


    Accusing companies of wanting to make money is like accusing a sports team of wanting to win.
     
  11. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,188   +244

    Exactly like what trouble? They didn't screw over their customers then lie to them publicly twice, they have more better games than xbox one and all their games have dedi servers which lets be honest ain't a "exclusive feature" now is it.

    Plus PS4 has a HELL of a lot more power than xbox one which will make it the more dominant console that and the fact its all for gaming with no lies behind it.
     
     
  12. PS4 may have more power (though not as large of an advantage as some may think), but for multi-platform games you probably won't notice much of a difference between Xbox One and PS4 games. Exclusives is where you will probably notice a difference, but it probably won't be that large to be honest. What I really like about the PS4 though is the price, definitely more attractive than Microsoft's.
     
  13. "Store your data in a glorified server farm... don't complain when it's hacked."
    If you choose to store sensitive data on a 'server farm' then you deserve what's coming. No system is invulnerable to hacking.
     
  14. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,055   +918

    Titan Fall is the only one that comes to mind. There is another that I Cannot remember.
     
  15. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,055   +918

    I never said I liked the One! I would still get a PS4 if I were to buy a console.
     
  16. Oh, noes! The NSA will view my game data! Say it ain't so please!
     
  17. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,524   +324

    The ps4 is almost double the power of the Xbox one if you take away the EDRAM from the Xbox, even with the EDRAM it's still got to be efficiently programmed and managed, lets just say even cross platformers will be better on ps4, easier architecture and doesn't need so much baby sitting to get the most out of it, again though, we won't start seeing to much difference until devs have got to grips with them, this could take 3 years plus.
     
  18. At the moment, Xbox cad even give 10000 $ certificate or cards or value for games, or anything, damage is ALLREADY DONE. Ps4 is the winner here, instead of doing crap like this Microsoft can postpone the launch of 1 to an unspecified date, that will clear SOME of the hate.
     
  19. shtoo

    shtoo TS Rookie

    Xbox One has a much broader appeal than PS4 because MS didn't just focus on gaming. Far from being "too little too late"....for a lot of the whiny gamers out there the Xbox One is probably "too much too early". But don't worry, they'll get it eventually.
     
  20. "... Microsoft can postpone the launch of 1 to an unspecified date, that will clear SOME of the hate."
    And anger the people that do want an Xbox One? No, that's not at all logical.
     
  21. Yep, and they're busy putting anyone playing first-person shooters on the "potential threat "list. Watch Psycho-Pass to see where it all leads.
     
  22. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,188   +244

    Why would you want a xbox one after being screwed over badly then getting lied to?
     
  23. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,188   +244

    Doubt many people with a common sense would throw money at a over-priced All-In-One console? with a camera that will always spy on you and when you can throw money at a good priced awesome console that didn't screw over their customers or lie to them blatantly...
     
  24. SpadezFlamez

    SpadezFlamez TS Rookie

    Look at all the silly PlayStation fanboys who clearly haven't done their research. Yes the PlayStation is stronger than the Xbox. Yes they are dominating prouder sales. No they are not offering next Gen experiences. No they aren't listening to the customers. Tell me a true next Gen feature PlayStation has offered? Instead of focusing on their own console and ways to improve it they just gave you a ps3 with upgraded graphics and a better processor. Sad that they haven't innovated anything new into the console. Did you know Xbox is looking into augmented reality glasses? Did you know Xbox paired with the cloud gives it the power of 4 Xboxs? Did you know Xbox hasn't lost faith in their kinect like PlayStation did with their eye? It's funny to see Sony taking the cowards way out and it's nice to see Microsoft taking the criticism and adjusting accordingly.
     


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