From the xbox one website ‘1: Supported television tuner or cable/satellite set top box with HDMI output and HDMI cable required (all sold separately).’
but does it matter? The only way to see most of this detail is when they do a head or hand shot that fills the entire screen. Great for a medical simulation, not so sure of the benefits in a fast paced FPS or Mp game when you are being sniped from half way across the map ;)
In many ways it makes it feel like they’ve reached the end of doing anything interesting with the graphics, so are just improving parts for the hell of it.
Yes, but then its not quite as cool, you wont be able to change channels like in the demonstration. At best you may get the access to the TV guide, though that would require acting on the aerial input, not just passing it through.
Oddly something simple to do that I didn’t see would be to do picture in picture? That would be cool too.
Indeed far too much US centric content to be able to judge what it will be able to do in other territories. Trouble is I can’t see them being able to add a HD freeview receiver into the thing without adding to the cost. Even budget receivers are £25, anything remotely decent is £50 and if that’s some addition over what was needed for the cable demo’s in the reveal that’s going to be a hard cost to swallow. Not to mention all the other region restrictions and stuff that will end up affecting all the other media and app content that was demonstrated. On paper for a media/entertainment center it might tick all the boxes, the reality outside of the US might be too big to bridge.
Though have to say as a media/entertainment center it is tempting, I only have to look at my xbox 360 to see how MS gouges the money out of you with those things. Renting/buying digital content is often as expensive as physical disc, you need Live sub to access any online apps etc. Obviously we need more details on this, and its certainly not impossible for them to change their ways, but it is a serious concern that would have to be weighed up.
Not sure about ‘over-paying’ but I agree with not being bothered on replying it. Which is strange as i’ve replayed System shock 2 many times (again recently with the re-release) and Bioshock 1 at least 4 times. I think with Infinite there just doesn’t seem to be the same amount of scope for replay’s in either the story or game mechanics.
and yet, people go to the cinema to watch a film, then will buy the dvd/bluray a few months down the line to watch it again.
Bad move on many levels, most of which have already been mentioned. Though its particularity short-sighted for those let’s play’s that haven’t monetised the content, as now viewers will be forced into watching 5 seconds of ads. For those that had added ads to their content, it was a method to pay the bills for doing the service, if that goes will they be able to continue? This can only result in less content being watched and possibly less content being produced, all because Nintendo want to claim some pitifully small extra revenue.
Whilst the video of a game remains the copyright of the publishers, I don’t agree they should be able to monopolies the ad revenue on the work of others, especially that of the better uploaders who will spend hours or days producing this content. I’m not even sure I think its fair or sensible to claim a percentage of it. Its just short-sighted money grabbing, that will undoubtedly do more harm than good, but which will be hard to reverse later once you’ve lost the respect of your community.
Normally I’d agree, but unless they have had a change of heart, once the current box versions have sold out and beyond pre-orders, the only way to get ‘Ranger mode’, which the dev’s themselves have said is the ‘way its meant to be played’ will be to purchase it as dlc. The problem with this is that its not some alternative character art or a couple of advantageous weapons, its the entire ‘hardcore’ mode.
Whilst it could be debated whether such horrible gouging of gamers should affect the review score, it should at least have been mentioned in the review.
Nothing about the ‘limited edition’ or needing to buy $5 dlc to get the ‘hard’ mode ( Ranger Mode)? This alone should drop a few points of a review, unless we want games charging for basic difficulty modes in the future.
Normally i’m all for single player games and not incorporating tacked on MP, but this is the one game where I think the opposite and that comes from just how damn good RTCW and ET MP was. I’ve never worked out how they haven’t been able to capitalise on it (esp the dire 2009 version) as for team objective based MP it was just a perfect game.
Very true. Though I like the idea of a smart TV, up till now the experience has been poor. My Toshiba has youTube and Toshiba places, neither of which work any more and no option I have tried has managed to update the firmware or software on the TV to get them working. Effectively its become a dumb TV ;)
Which is my big concern, the more you put into the TV’s the more that can and will go wrong. Having the screen die is one thing, sure you need a new panel or TV for that, but its really annoying if one of the chips for the Smart TV blows as its normally just as costly to get that fixed/replaced.
Sadly not there are all sort of reasons why games have to be removed from their service usually due to various licenses issues. Already happened on xbox and sometimes happens even for boxed products. Look at how long it has taken for System Shock 2 to be re-released. At least with boxed copies there was always a chance to find a long forgotten title.
Sounds like the perfect concepts to add new features to the game – mixed/mobile platform apps, enabling you to transfer your daily to do lists direct from phone/tablet into the game. Plus addition programs to let you design the house of your dreams , then send the blueprint to the game.
But knowing publishers they’ll completely miss this sort of innovation.