Xbox One 500GB consoles price drops to $249

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Microsoft has just announced that all Xbox One 500GB consoles are priced at just $249 in the U.S. The discount is available for a "limited time". This move is likely due to Microsoft w...

    Xbox One 500GB consoles price drops to $249
     
  2. rockupuncture

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    I wouldn't pay 2.49 let alone 249!
     
  3. Monchis

    Monchis Maha Guru

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    Today graphics cards bang for buck vs. console must be at its lowest ever.
     
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    Sorry, emptied my Wallet on a GTX 1070 today which arrives tomorrow ^^

    Money well spend.
     

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    I don´t understand why ppl are so anti console.
    LOL still cheaper then a ****ing GPU. :wanker:

    For a good gaming u need to spend atleast 800 Bucks or Euros...

    I love my PS4 and as former PC Gamer I don´t regred to go to Console. More fun, less problems, less expensives overall and better "gaming feeling" like playing FPS in a Controler, Vibration feedback is another level...

    I miss the old days of good PC gaming... it was a way better the a Console but today that isn´t anymore true and most gamers know that the diferences between Console and PC are slim at best!

    XBOX One is kinda a fail but for 249 Euros with 2 Games (atlest here in Portugal) its for sure a good investment... better then spend all alone in a GPU LOL!
     
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    I'm just going to stop you right there....

    ...you, i just...i can't. You hear the thing about the world being flat? But you know it's not? Now try having someone try and convince you that it is flat. They fully 100% believe the world is flat, and there are edges that you can fall off on.

    Your statement, right there? Yup, you just said the world is flat.
     
  7. sammarbella

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    Nah.It's obvious that he saw the light. :infinity:

    CS pros should hear him and limit their PC graphical performance to remain sub 30 FPS and use a game pad instead of a mouse+keyboard.

    An usb (or BT)controlled massage chair could add the vibration to round the experience.

    Finally the fabled "next gaming level" only reachable on consoles could be somewhat (badly) emulated on a inferior platform like the PC.

    LOL

    Seriously, FPS played ON Consoles?

    :3eyes:

    Markus Persson said it all so i can only link to my previous post quoting his tweet comment about DOOM played on consoles:

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=5287769&postcount=44
     
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  8. PieEyedPiper

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    I would literally buy 100 if they were $2.49
    You have no idea what you're missing.


    In case this is news to anyone, there is room in the average household for both a PC ( or many) AND an xbox ( or more!). Crazy!

    I'm not really a fanboy I don't think, the last console I owned was an NES and a second hand Genesis in '99 - well past it's real use. I've had a PC though from '88 to present.
    Anyways, loving what the Xbox One has brought me and it even makes my PS4 friends want to trade-in for "one" of their own. :)

    I fully intend to swap it out for a "scorpio" once they're out. There's the living room, and there's MY space.. with the PC.
     
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  9. KissSh0t

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    Does the $249 include the money you need to pay to play the multiplayer portion of video games?
     
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    And turn on aim assist.
     

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    Ahhhh that "secret weapon" of console FPS pro gamers.

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    Making gaming more accessible can't be a bad thing. BC just sweetens the deal.

    That stuff is insane. I tried BO3 beta and was wondering why am I bothering at all. It was aiming for me as long as I pointed in the general direction of an enemy :-|
     
  13. KissSh0t

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    Obviously you are a professional.
     
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    And sponsored by Mountain Dew & Doritos!
     
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    I'm currently speccing a new box for work and play, and want to play 2 games MXGP2 and UFC 2.
    But UFC 2 is PS4 and XBox only.
    I'm not a pro or hard core gamer. If that price cut also makes it to Europe, I'm tempted. For the cost of RX 480 8GB or GTX 1060 that I planned on buying, I can play both games and take all gaming away from my work PC.

    Too bad that it's only the 500GB model.
    And when are the new gen XBox and PS due?
     
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    ^^^Yeah wait and see, because some of the deals on the XB1 over the last few months have been cracking, i picked up the 1tb The Division bundle for £220 delivered a few months ago, sold The Divison for £30 on hot deals, cracking bundle, so i suspect you will see 1tb bundles going for under £200 or less now here in the UK\EU as the norm, great time to pick up a XB1, especially if like me, you have a large xbox 360 digital collection, because nothing beats seeing your 360 game library pop up on your XB1 game list. :)
     
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    I have not one game. So I can just get whichever.
    Although I have a slight preference for PS because it also has exclusives like God of War and Heavenly Sword.
    Thanks for the tips on the bundles. I'll certainly keep an eye on that.
    There are some nice ones.

    But someone just made me aware of PS4 Neo and Xbox Scorpio. Apparently available late 2016.
    Djeez, I'm such a f'ing newb when it comes to consoles and gaming.
    All I want is play the 2 games that I mentioned in my earlier post (maybe 3 others max).

    EDIT: I just looked to the left and realise that my system specs are way outdated. I remember that box. Cool!
     
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    the secret weapon that they all insist they don't have, even though it's a "feature" of consoles.
     
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    Scorpio will not be out until mid to late 2017, but, MS are doing a trade in for all xb1 owners towards the Scorpio, so nice to get money off the new Scorpio console at launch, plus all your XB1 and Xbox 360 games that work on the XB1 will go with you to said Scorpio, MS doing something right for a change. ;)
     

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