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WebHead

That design can be described in one four letter word: Lazy.

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ThanosReXXX

@Dezzy Well, if you didn't play ANY of the original Halo games, then on the one hand you'll possibly be glad to be able to play the modernized versions of all of them, especially the first two, but on the other hand, you'll have missed, and won't be able to appreciate how much these earlier games have been upgraded, because the first two games especially, have had considerable graphical overhauls, compared to their original versions.

@redd214 Hope you don't mind me asking, but what do you intend to do with all these Xboxes? Correct me if I'm wrong, but far as I can recall, this isn't the first time I've seen you mentioning buying several.

Are you a collector, or are you drifting into hoarder/scalper territory? Could of course also be that you're buying them for family, in which case, even hoarding/scalping turns into something nice...

@NEStalgia The young'uns who have no idea how many (ownership) rights and what not they're giving up, are going to be all over this discless Xbox One, for sure. Especially if the price is right, and is going to be considerably cheaper than just the net price of an Xbox One S minus the net price of a high end Bluray drive, which would be 30-40 bucks max...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Morpheel

I believe he mentioned selling them

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redd214

@ThanosReXXX sell them so scalper I guess lol. Buy 2 xboxes for 170, sell for 200, make an easy 60 bucks, preorder Mario Maker 2 essentially for free with very minimal effort

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Dezzy

@ThanosReXXX

I'd played the first 2 games previously on the original Xbox. But not 3 or 4 on the 360.

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX To be fair, XBox One is the only current console that still has ownership rights of digital content once you download it short of the ability to sell it. Whether on disc or on HDDs, you actually get to retain it and copy/transfer it forever. Streaming.....ugh. As long as one understands it's just a new way of renting, and renting isn't all bad (that's how I played half the games I played as a kid was the weekend rental sales at the video store! Buying was too expensive to buy more than a few a year at most.) What I'd have given to NOT have to wrap up by 3:30PM Sunday and be yelled at as we rushed back to the store barely missing the late fee cutoff ) I can't hate that aspect of it....but....there's so much more insidious about it than that (they lost me at "click a link on Youtube and be playing in 5 seconds." You know that means game-design will be changed to allow for "viral gaming moments." With fees. And ads. Why play a whole game when you can link to the TOP TEN BEST MOMENTS shared by your friends' GAME MOMENTS list? Social gaming, woot!)

To that end, I have much higher hopes for XCloud for real game "rentals" than that Google monstrosity. Price pending, XCloud could be a lot cooler than Game Pass as a rental. If you have internet for it, of course. As long as you can buy one month blocks and not be locked into a recurring sub (fat chance, I know.) I'm not anti-rental, rentals are great. I'm just anti-trying to replace what works with "more monetizable" schemes. Everyone knows renting is worse than buying, but might be handy. They try to position streaming as better than buying.

As for @redd214, he's a proud scalper HE got one of the KH3 PS4 Pros.....for eBay.... Mrrgrrrgrrr....

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ThanosReXXX

@redd214 Damn, now I'm kinda torn between the fact that I already kinda know that you're an okay guy, and by in general still hating the practice of scalping...

On a side note: in all honesty, I never liked the practice of scalping in the first place, but didn't care that much either way, until the whole Classic Mini NES and SNES debacle, during which it became clear to me how many SOB's profit over the backs of honest people, and that REALLY triggered me/fanned the flames.

I personally already had to more or less move heaven and earth to get my hands on each of them, so people making that even more difficult and subsequently asking astronomical prices for them, are of the lowest kind, in my book.

But luckily, you're not really one of those kinda scalpers...

@Dezzy Aha, so you never played the remasters of 1 and 2, then? If so, you'll be in for a treat, if you're planning to get the entire Master Chief Collection, that is. The next couple installments are pretty good as well, but the first two really stand out graphically, especially if you put them side by side.

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Agreed on all of that. I'll definitely be hating all of it, if that is what gaming is ultimately going to become, retreating to my retro-cave and settling down to spend the rest of my life hopefully being able to finish off the rest of my massive, multi-console (and handheld) back log before I finally leave this Earth for good.

But hey, we've got Cuphead on Switch now, so with Nintendo and Microsoft getting more buddy-buddy all the time, who cares about Google and their streaming fluff, right?

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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redd214

@ThanosReXXX haha thanks man. I get what you're saying. I don't do it to get rich mainly just to fund my own gaming habit. I mean in this particular case I'd be selling them for less than what someone could buy in a store anyways and making a bit off of it. Win win imo.

And yeah the classics were selling for crazy prices at launch. I ended up literally lucking into a couple SNES at Target. I was shopping for something and they were unloading them out of boxes just as I was walking by. Kept one and sold one, for retail Price, to a friend.

Thanks for the compliment though, I appreciate it

redd214

ThanosReXXX

@redd214 You're welcome. This little exchange did sadly remind me of this, shall we say, aptly-named nether region cavity that proudly displayed his treasure on the worldwide web:
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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Morpheel

Please don't share pictures of redd214's house.

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redd214

@Morpheel lol. If I brought all those into my house with my clutter hating wife, the next pic would be of her stabbing me haha.

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BlueOcean

I played and beat Human Revolution (@NEStalgia's recommendation) but oh man on Wii U the frame rate is rubbish. I assume that on Xbox One it runs better.

I think that Google Stadia will be appealing for some PC players with fibre broadband but I can't imagine people playing console/PC games on a phone... on a tablet perhaps (same market as Switch?). Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is much more versatile than Stadia, no need to worry about ping, etc.

@Dezzy Master Chief Collection also had HDR added recently so it's higher resolution, double frame rate and HDR and maybe some textures upgrade.

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DarthNocturnal

@ThanosReXXX

I managed to (eventually) get both Classics, and a 2nd controller for my NES Classic (all at MSRP)... and that picture still makes me sad. Especially since both are now discontinued.

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ThanosReXXX

@redd214 Either that, or a picture of her torching the lot in the front yard/lawn...

@DarthNocturnal That's my exact sentiment, although over here, funnily enough, the SNES Mini is actually still available here and there. I've seen lone boxes sitting on store shelves in certain game shops in various parts of the city where I live. And to think how much trouble I went through to secure both of them.

Well, at least: the NES Classic was slightly easier to get a hold of for me, because of it being the re-released/second batch version, so I was actually able to secure a preorder for it, and by paying up front, I made sure that nothing got canceled...

And like you, I also bought a second NES controller, so both mini consoles are now 2-player ready out of the box.

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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FragRed

@WebHead I don’t know how they managed it, but Microsoft has now created an Xbox One you’d have to stick a note on the front of to remind you what it actually is. Looking at that design without a disc slot makes it just become a giant white brick.

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WebHead

Looking forward to seeing more Gears 5 hope its good. The communication from Phil is nice but we need to start seeing receipts.

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Dezzy

@WebHead

Has something been announced that I've missed? When are we seeing more Gears 5?

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Octane

@Dezzy Yeah, the Google Dream; the information delivery service that uploads it directly to your mind. No need to look it up, and you get exclusive news first!

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WebHead

@Dezzy nothing announced but will obviously be present at E3.

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