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Slim Xbox One coming later this year, new one coming in 2017.

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Slim Xbox One coming later this year, new one coming in 2017.

Post by VG_Addict » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:25 pm

http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/25/117742 ... wo-scorpio

What do you think? Is it good to have a big upgrade while it's still relatively early in the generation?

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Post by I am nobody » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:43 pm

Sounds like it works the way the rumored PS4-2 does, which is more of a "here's 4K and some other stuff" redo than a true upgrade. It'll probably be quite expensive, and without any true exclusives, I can't see it changing the mainstream market much. The rumors about being able to play 30FPS games at 60 might help a bit, but people probably didn't care much if they bought the One in the first place, and it won't necessarily work on all games. Tons of devs still haven't figured out that physics and the like shouldn't be tied to framerate.

Can't say I see the point. 4K TV adoption is still very low, as far as I can tell, and that means most consumers won't see a benefit unless they pay $600-$1,000 for these consoles and then another $600-$1,000 for the display. Then another $600 for the Oculus if that rumor is true. They're not going to sell much unless they're both playing the long game and hoping prices drop across the board.

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Post by Shane » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:02 pm

I like that it's creating different tiers. The original system had its price dropped again to $249, and Slim launches at $299. I don't have any interest in the higher end model, but these prices are more compelling than what Sony offers.
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Post by The Missing Link » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:18 pm

I have to admit that it's a smart move. Then again, lowering the price may force Sony's hand. We will have to see.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:51 pm

I'm no marketing whiz but this seems retarded. Why bother telling us a better one looms?

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Post by The Missing Link » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:54 pm

^ I think the more pertinent issue is why bother selling XBoxen when practically every exclusive will also be on Windows 10?
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:20 pm

[QUOTE="The Missing Link, post: 1603199, member: 19860"]XBoxen[/QUOTE]

lol wut that is hilarious

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Post by The Missing Link » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:25 pm

[QUOTE="I REALLY HATE POKEMON!, post: 1603205, member: 18119"]lol wut that is hilarious[/QUOTE]
[MEDIA=youtube]xkrMsPiqG6M[/MEDIA]
Start at about 1:35.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:43 pm

Before watching, I assume it's like how the plural word for "ox" works. I still find that inherently funny for no good reason.

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Post by The Missing Link » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:57 pm

^ It's basically that.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:00 am

So why does it work that way, anyway? I get that ox becomes oxen for some reason but I always thought plural for box was boxes. Maybe because it isn't a literal box?

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Post by The Missing Link » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:50 am

[QUOTE="I REALLY HATE POKEMON!, post: 1603217, member: 18119"]So why does it work that way, anyway? I get that ox becomes oxen for some reason but I always thought plural for box was boxes. Maybe because it isn't a literal box?[/QUOTE]
Because English is a derivative of Old German, and in the earliest forms of English we used "-en" instead of "-(e)s" to form plurals. In fact, many words used to pluralise with "-en" suffixes. (Child is still such a case with plural "children.") Most words switched to having "-(e)s" pluralisations, but "oxen" is one of the few words that never got adapted.

Yes, the plural of "box" is "boxes," but for the lulz...
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