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Xbox One to restrict Skype to Xbox Live Gold members
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Default Xbox One to restrict Skype to Xbox Live Gold members - 08-09-2013, 06:43 | posts: 21,088 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Limitations, limitations and more limitations.*If you want to experience many of the features that Microsoft has in store for the Xbox One console, you had better have a paid Xbox Live Gold subscript...

Xbox One to restrict Skype to Xbox Live Gold members
   
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Default 08-09-2013, 06:55 | posts: 6,797 | Location: Dubai

What's new? Xbox is borderline useless with Live gold.
   
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Default 08-09-2013, 09:19 | posts: 206 | Location: Dublin

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Default 08-09-2013, 11:35 | posts: 20 | Location: UK

Hmm, Headline should read: Xbox One to restrict Skype to Xbox Live Gold members until MS realises no one is happy & then it will be free for everyone.
   
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Default 08-09-2013, 12:03 | posts: 6,797 | Location: Dubai

They said Xbox will be the new watercooler at the reveal. Will water also be held ransom for $60 p.a.?
   
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Default 08-09-2013, 13:59 | posts: 58 | Location: USA

It's sixty bucks a year, who cares... Besides half the people won't even use the feature.
   
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Default 08-09-2013, 14:03 | posts: 4,774 | Location: Washington DC

Doesn't bother me. Gold subscription is not that much money plus the network is still years ahead of PSN. It costs money for them to add features like this. Sony just figured this out this generation.
   
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Default 08-09-2013, 16:23 | posts: 397 | Location: MA, USA



You could argue that skype would be handy as an in-game voice chat service, but Xbox already had this feature so skype just seems a little redundant, and also less practical for games.
   
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Default 08-09-2013, 17:24 | posts: 3,904 | Location: Cheshire, England

Can the NSA not pay for it? you know since Microsoft lets them listen

Also they tried this with the BBC iplayer too years ago
   
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Default 08-09-2013, 18:21 | posts: 3,069 | Location: Denmark

I'm fine with that as long as they still offer a free game every two weeks.
   
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Default Sick of the XBOX bashing by GURU3D - 08-11-2013, 02:24 | posts: 32 | Location: Burlington, Ontario, Canada

I am so sick of the blatant bias GURU3D is showing for the Playstation. You guys are supposed to report the news in a UN-BIASED manner. I currently own both systems and will own both next gen systems as well so I am a fan of both. I just think it's sad and unprofessional of the writers here to continually dump on Microsoft when it is clear that although some missteps were made initially they have come out and made up for most every mistake (by listening to the customers!). Come on guys give it a rest already and judge the consoles when they're released and the games are available. Only then will any of us be able to make a proper judgement.
   
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Default 08-11-2013, 04:14 | posts: 6,797 | Location: Dubai

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I am so sick of the blatant bias GURU3D is showing for the Playstation. You guys are supposed to report the news in a UN-BIASED manner. I currently own both systems and will own both next gen systems as well so I am a fan of both. I just think it's sad and unprofessional of the writers here to continually dump on Microsoft when it is clear that although some missteps were made initially they have come out and made up for most every mistake (by listening to the customers!). Come on guys give it a rest already and judge the consoles when they're released and the games are available. Only then will any of us be able to make a proper judgement.
MS does a good enough job of making itself look bad. Blame them.
   
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Default 08-11-2013, 04:47 | posts: 3,409 | Location: USA

So anyone else remember the good old days of consoles? Before online was added and they fiqure they could start making more money withhold stuff.... Last i check skype is free on the pc. but console people will have to pay for it.. Still think Console are superior?

But you all love your online and cant live with out they know this so they making you pay for these things now.
   
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Default 08-11-2013, 04:52 | posts: 6,797 | Location: Dubai

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So anyone else remember the good old days of consoles? Before online was added and they fiqure they could start making more money withhold stuff.... Last i check skype is free on the pc. but console people will have to pay for it.. Still think Console are superior?

But you all love your online and cant live with out they know this so they making you pay for these things now.
Who is to say the subscription will remain $60 for the foreseeable future? After all, they believe they're "over delivering value". Suckers.
   
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Default 08-11-2013, 06:23 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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I'm fine with that as long as they still offer a free game every two weeks.
Microsoft is only offering free games until end of year if you read the fine print.

That's already an issue on XBOX 360, nearly every service requires XBOX Live Gold like YouTube, GameTrailers, Crackle, Netflix ... anything that routes Internet traffic basically. My XBOX 360 will become just a glorified media centre extender except play offline games come 2014 when I fully migrate over to Playstation Network with the PS4.

One thing that bugged me about PS3 was the lack of cross-game play chat. Like honestly, how did Sony not think about that?

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Default 08-11-2013, 07:20 | posts: 649 | Location: W.A.K.T

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I am so sick of the blatant bias GURU3D is showing for the Playstation. You guys are supposed to report the news in a UN-BIASED manner. I currently own both systems and will own both next gen systems as well so I am a fan of both. I just think it's sad and unprofessional of the writers here to continually dump on Microsoft when it is clear that although some missteps were made initially they have come out and made up for most every mistake (by listening to the customers!). Come on guys give it a rest already and judge the consoles when they're released and the games are available. Only then will any of us be able to make a proper judgement.
lol This honestly just mad me face palm.
   
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Default 08-11-2013, 16:10 | posts: 2,004 | Location: UK

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I am so sick of the blatant bias GURU3D is showing for the Playstation. You guys are supposed to report the news in a UN-BIASED manner. I currently own both systems and will own both next gen systems as well so I am a fan of both. I just think it's sad and unprofessional of the writers here to continually dump on Microsoft when it is clear that although some missteps were made initially they have come out and made up for most every mistake (by listening to the customers!). Come on guys give it a rest already and judge the consoles when they're released and the games are available. Only then will any of us be able to make a proper judgement.
Honestly it sounds like you're the one who's biased if you can't see all the bull**** Microsoft has pulled up until now.
   
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Default 08-11-2013, 17:13 | posts: 3,409 | Location: USA

MS will do what ever they can get away with on the console side, WHich is slightly less the they can get away with in the PC side cause the monopolize the PC side cause 99% of all pc are running there OS and people have no choice but to take it. They cant pull the same stuff with the Console's with out castrating them selves, but trust me they will do what ever they cant get away with. Console people will roll over and pay they what they what they be doing it for years. Even if they didnt reverse what they did PEOPLE would bought the system.

Skype free on pc Console you will pay and people will. Multiplayer on PC is FREE console guess what we all gona pay for it now cause cause the idiots that put up with it for XBOX. A MMO game is only game we should have to sub to to play. Consoles you will have to pay to play online PC will be free. You really want to subcribe to that you have to pay for sub to play multiplayer games on servers that arnt MMO games that is right but PC has the games counter part for free. and you are the people that put everyone in the same boat of have to pay for something that is free on pc end.

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Default 08-11-2013, 17:58 | posts: 1,187 | Location: Indonesia

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I am so sick of the blatant bias GURU3D is showing for the Playstation....
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Limitations, limitations and more limitations. If you want to experience many of the features that Microsoft has in store for the Xbox One console, you had better have a paid Xbox Live Gold subscription ready to go. Microsoft has confirmed several of the console's major features will require Xbox Live Gold access.

In a page on the Xbox.com site, Microsoft has a list of all the Xbox One features that will need an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Besides features like playing multiplayer games and accessing streaming videos apps that are already required for the Xbox 360, Xbox Live Gold members who own the Xbox One will be the only ones to use its Skype chat program, the OneGuide television guide menu, the SmartMatch multiplayer matching service and the Game DVR options that let gamers record, save and upload game footage.

Even Internet Explorer apparantly requires a Live subscription.
I don't see he bias. The news is just news, giving us information about the limitations on the new XBOX.

About the opinions about the news here in the forum, we as forum members are free to express our opinions. Different opinions are inevitable
   
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Default 08-11-2013, 18:34 | posts: 608

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Can the NSA not pay for it? you know since Microsoft lets them listen

Also they tried this with the BBC iplayer too years ago
Gold!
   
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Default 08-11-2013, 18:50 | posts: 1,879 | Location: AZ

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I am so sick of the blatant bias GURU3D is showing for the Playstation. You guys are supposed to report the news in a UN-BIASED manner. I currently own both systems and will own both next gen systems as well so I am a fan of both. I just think it's sad and unprofessional of the writers here to continually dump on Microsoft when it is clear that although some missteps were made initially they have come out and made up for most every mistake (by listening to the customers!). Come on guys give it a rest already and judge the consoles when they're released and the games are available. Only then will any of us be able to make a proper judgement.
duh you act like you just joined here yesterday we feed on hate
   
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Default 08-11-2013, 22:59 | posts: 2

Everybody says "unbelievable", "facepalm" etc, and in the end MS will be thousand times richer, because it`s convenient and because of foolish people.
So, it is calculated and everyone knows that there will be paid services like this one...

The only way to succeed is that no one pays...
   
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Default 08-11-2013, 23:18 | posts: 5,378 | Location: FLA,USA

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I am so sick of the blatant bias GURU3D is showing for the Playstation. You guys are supposed to report the news in a UN-BIASED manner. I currently own both systems and will own both next gen systems as well so I am a fan of both. I just think it's sad and unprofessional of the writers here to continually dump on Microsoft when it is clear that although some missteps were made initially they have come out and made up for most every mistake (by listening to the customers!). Come on guys give it a rest already and judge the consoles when they're released and the games are available. Only then will any of us be able to make a proper judgement.
If you want rainbows lollipops and unicorns about the Xbone go to the Xbox forums here the truth is reported and the truth is M$ is money hungry and they don't care what part of their customer base they piss off as they are noting more than revenue to them.
   
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Default 08-11-2013, 23:55 | posts: 5,847 | Location: Wolverhampton/United Kingdom

Honestly the next gen consoles can kiss my ass. They are simply under powered. 8 cores (basically 4 modules with two threads each) operating at 1.8GHz and a crappy GPU that is the equivalent to a 7850 but stripped down to save on power consumption and heat. Our PC's from two years ago in terms of raw processing power destroy these machines. Sure they will be better optimized but and because of x86 and more cores being used we PC gamers will get better performance out of ports than ever before. Developers are having to scale back graphics in games already to 720p to maintain 60fps in games or sacrifice AA for frame rate for better graphics. I shall just buy a 4770K and a Sabertooth motherboard near xmas and then a second 7970 in the new year and be happy for the next two-three years if not longer. Hate on me all you want, I don't care. Consoles do bring ease of use yes, but they also bring restrictions and they stagnate the industry with their fixed hardware for around ten years. Even the mobile smartphone and tablet chips are reaching unheard of levels of performance. Whilst consoles will be fixed for ten years PC and mobile will continue to progress. I shall only buy a PS4 once its like 150 for the first party games and that is it.
   
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Honestly the next gen consoles can kiss my ass. They are simply under powered. 8 cores (basically 4 modules with two threads each) operating at 1.8GHz and a crappy GPU that is the equivalent to a 7850 but stripped down to save on power consumption and heat. Our PC's from two years ago in terms of raw processing power destroy these machines. Sure they will be better optimized but and because of x86 and more cores being used we PC gamers will get better performance out of ports than ever before. Developers are having to scale back graphics in games already to 720p to maintain 60fps in games or sacrifice AA for frame rate for better graphics. I shall just buy a 4770K and a Sabertooth motherboard near xmas and then a second 7970 in the new year and be happy for the next two-three years if not longer. Hate on me all you want, I don't care. Consoles do bring ease of use yes, but they also bring restrictions and they stagnate the industry with their fixed hardware for around ten years. Even the mobile smartphone and tablet chips are reaching unheard of levels of performance. Whilst consoles will be fixed for ten years PC and mobile will continue to progress. I shall only buy a PS4 once its like 150 for the first party games and that is it.
Consoles will always been under power from the day there announced they are already OLD tech nothing new about this will never changed.

The only thing we can hope is they do real 1080p with some sorta of AA and min of 30FPS at all times 60FPS preferred.

I swear if console games things gen make my eyes bleed with sub HD res with no AA and ridiculous framerate drops. I will be done I also not fan of this BS we have to pay for for online gaming when the pc version of that same game is gona be free.... I Blame MS and all the drones that pay for online multiplayer on console when those same games that came out the PC where free to play online. MMO are one thing to put sub on but not Single player games with online gaming features.
   
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