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Microsoft Patents Achievements for Watching Television
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Look, we weren't going to report on this originally, because trust us we're as bored of reading half-baked, assumption-filled news posts about the Xbox One as you are. But the trouble is, we kinda have to report on this because it applies to achievements.

Last November Microsoft applied for a patent on an achievements system designed to reward viewers for watching television. That's right. Achievements for watching telly.

"Television viewing tends to be a passive experience for a viewer, without many opportunities for the viewer to engage or have interactive experiences with the presented content," says the application.

"To increase interactive viewing and encourage a user to watch one or more particular items of video content, awards and achievements may be tied to those items of video content."

"Additionally, by tying the awards and achievements to particular items of video or advertising content, viewers may be encouraged to increase their viewership of the content, thus increasing advertising opportunities."

While the specifics of how the system would work are not outlined in the description, the suggestion is that viewers would be offered achievements for watching an entire series, or a special televised event.

In addition to this, Microsoft also envisaged a way of incorporating Kinect into this madness, rewarding viewers for certain actions like holding up a specific product in front of the sensor during adverts.

It's worth pointing out that a patent filing doesn't necessarily mean Microsoft will pursue the system. But bearing in mind the company's focus for their next gen console (TV, TV, TV, TV, Sports, TV), then we'll let you come to your own conclusions.

[via GamesIndustry]




 
 

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Comment #1 by AKfoy0face
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 06:57:34 PM
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OMFG WOW HAHAHAHHA JUST WOW PLEASE WATCH TV ON OUR XBOX PLEASESESEESEEEEEEEE
StarStar


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Comment #2 by sumthingchronic
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 06:58:37 PM
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Well I won't be getting many if any chevos for doing this, what a waste of time


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Comment #3 by AfroRyan
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 06:59:47 PM
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nope.avi


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Comment #4 by BurntToast
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 06:59:49 PM
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If they do... No doubt it will be used to dictate our viewing habits.


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Comment #5 by The Clutch Hand
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:00:05 PM
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Lame! If this is true is pretty sad achievements shouldn't be given for watching T.V. Pretty disgusting people will subscribe to NFL network and fantasy football just to earn imaginary score. What happend to the games?? Achievements should be earned not given!!!


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Comment #6 by Kite87
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:00:38 PM
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Bloody hell what is wrong with Microsoft. I think the inmates have took over the asylum.
Star


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Comment #7 by DarqStalker
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:00:44 PM
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/facepalm


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Comment #8 by jC Fr34X
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:01:08 PM
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Can I get an achievement for breathing as well?


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Comment #9 by JohnnyR74
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:01:34 PM
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Xbox phone home


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Comment #10 by MasterSparky
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:01:55 PM
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They're now taking the piss. Seriously I love achievements but this is going too far. I like taking stats from achievements, seeing how many people have achieved that particular achievement and how many people on friends list/world have managed to 100% the game (as teased in the reveal) but achievements for watching TV is stupid and is going too far.


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Comment #11 by Dale135
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:04:06 PM
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Um correct me if I'm wrong but aren't video games the interactive element of TV?


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Comment #12 by keymanu1
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:04:10 PM
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100G - Show Kinect your home-made meth lab, while watching Breaking Bad.
Star


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Comment #13 by Fozki Razormaid
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:04:56 PM
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They should of just called it kinect one
your to tv console
featuring tv apps and ads
also featuring a few games if you download the gamers app


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Comment #14 by Terrin
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:05:12 PM
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People,do know Microsoft patents a ton of ideas without using them,right


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Comment #15 by Rivercurse
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:07:40 PM
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That Kinect thing is an utter joke. Microsoft no doubt getting commision from the advertisers based upon how many people interact during the ad, hence ensuring that they watched it..

Unbelieveable.


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Comment #16 by Total Shinobi
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:09:05 PM
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Is that a Psychonauts reference I sense, Mr. Bradley?


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Comment #17 by Total Shinobi
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:10:17 PM
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The Xbox One, Ladies and Gentleman.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suXer2ObCG8


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Comment #18 by Ginormous76
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:11:50 PM
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@5 You're throwing stones at fantasy football from your glass house, Mr. Over 300,000 GS? Your Gamerscore is also an imaginary number.


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Comment #19 by bblcreator8790
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:13:33 PM
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I'll just make sure to not put this "game" on my profile.


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Comment #20 by Lord
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:13:52 PM
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Remember the original Xbox? Switch it on, insert your game and play, no hassle, no ads, no apps, no achievements, no kinect, no online tv, no movies, no avatars, no cod bullshit, no season pass, no ms points, no laggy dashboard.
It had none of that, it was 100% dedicated to pure gaming fun. I miss those days :(
StarStar


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Comment #21 by Lou Keymia
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:14:11 PM
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Why not award achievements for watching TV, its not like obesity is a problem without them.


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Comment #22 by I GameMaster l
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:15:27 PM
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this is a complete madness, achievements for holding some brand during an advertisement.

what the hell are they thinking? (you know, besides money)

I can't stop thinking about this classic phrase: "I don't want it better, I want it MY WAY!!"


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Comment #23 by StayonTarget
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:16:05 PM
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How can you patent THAT?


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Comment #24 by SweetBlackMagic
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:16:09 PM
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First sign of The Apocalypse.

I mean...honestly...how LAZY do they want us to be? At least you have to DO something for current cheevs...now all you need to do is be a couch potato. Unbelievable.


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Comment #25 by TheShadowKws84
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:16:26 PM
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Ha! I was wondering if and when this was going to be added.

@10g: You watched John McClane blow up a helicopter.
@25g: Vote for your team and watch them win!
@100g: You stayed awake during "Twilight".


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Comment #26 by Si Alpha
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:18:18 PM
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Oh Microsoft, will you give it a fucking rest.


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Comment #27 by Wolverine674
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:20:49 PM
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How strange is it that MS keeps focusing on TV when more and more people are cutting the cable and only watching shows via Netflix and Hulu? Are they that behind in the times?


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Comment #28 by icarax
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:21:28 PM
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Just wait, the next xbox after this will have a phone in it! -_-


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Comment #29 by xMEGADETHxSLY
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:21:32 PM
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Watch 2 seasons of Honey BOO BOO, SOMEONE WILL DO IT


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Comment #30 by ImmortalArbiter
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:22:01 PM
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Its honestly like someone at Microsoft took the list of everything people wanted in a next gen console, and did completely the opposite in every aspect.

I love my 360, and I have a huge collection of games for it, but they have completely UNSOLD me on purchasing an XBox One.


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Comment #31 by Blackrose Writer
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:23:20 PM
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Sorry for my new few choice words but....well this is the most stupidest fucking thing I never fucking heard in my fucking life. Truth is I don't fucking watch tv since everything is online now so when I wanna watch something I fucking watch it on the internet which is on my computer and when I do watch tv I only watch one or two shows on it and when I do I go and watch it in the living room. MICROSOFT STOP BE FUCKING RETARDED FOR ONCE AND MAKE A GAMING SYSTEM NOT AN ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM!!!! That is all sorry.


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Comment #32 by pined5551
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:25:07 PM
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Someone should hack the MS so all systems unlock all achievements, for Kinect senses the player moving his fists up and down rapidly in the area of the groin... you know, seeing as the love to milk it...


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Comment #33 by Nitnoid
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:25:54 PM
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Makes me want an AppleTV all the more now...


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Comment #34 by ReD S1X
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:27:48 PM
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this is a new low.


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Comment #35 by ScottHarris
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:27:51 PM
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Pffft, what's the point ? It's just a bit stupid really.


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Comment #36 by ademlakey
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:35:40 PM
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Achievement unlocked: watch tv for one hour with the correct back posture using kinect 2.


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Comment #37 by Sonnenberg
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:36:06 PM
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What is happening over at MS? Seriously? I feel like there's some monkey sitting in a suit with a cigarette in its mouth throwing shit all over the place making all of these decisions. Get you stuff together MS and make me want to buy XBOX one. Right now I do not want to.


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Comment #38 by Nitnoid
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:40:19 PM
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Someone over at M$ played a prank and forgot to rotate the consumer desire charts back 90 degrees counterclockwise...


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Comment #39 by SasileUchiha92
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:41:43 PM
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Achievement Unlocked: Switching to the PS4


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Comment #40 by DeadMan634
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:42:35 PM
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*Achievement Unlocked*
Watch a porn video without your parents seeing it- 100GS
xD


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Comment #41 by Snoop QC
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:42:39 PM
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The following is the next true purpose of the kinect camera :

Achievement unlocked 100G : watched TV while drinking Coka Cola
Achievement unlocked 50G : watched TV while eating Lays
Achievement unlocked 75G : watched TV while getting drunk with Coors
Achievement unlocked 250G : got laid in front of kinect with Durex condoms while not really
watching TV
Achievement unlocked...............

Congrats Micro$oft, real gamers don't want achievements tied to stupid things like watching TV and other people like casual gamers already don't care about them at all!
It seems Micro$oft has given up on the gaming aspect of the xbox one...


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Comment #42 by The Bum-Mobile
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:45:31 PM
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Fuck the Xbox One!


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Comment #43 by Doctor Gordon
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:47:20 PM
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@20 so true


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Comment #44 by BlamelessSoul
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 08:06:21 PM
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100,000 gs watched a justin bieber concert lol


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Comment #45 by LeeJ2512
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 08:09:07 PM
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Really.......REALLY???? NO....just NO. BAD MICROSOFT GO TO YOUR ROOM TO THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU DID.


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Comment #46 by deluxnugs
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 08:09:19 PM
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if there are achievements for watching 'it's always sunny in philedelphia' ill be loaded.

"what is your spaghetti policy here?"


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Comment #47 by Kanaletto
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 08:16:31 PM
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Achievements for watching ads? Yeeeeah, that's totally bragging stuff.

"Hey dude!, Look at my cheevo for watching 10 hours of "Crap TV Offers" and buy 20 items!"

"OMG thats totally awesomeeeee, you rule da best brooo"

Just... no.


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Comment #48 by E10phoenix
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 08:17:13 PM
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Achievements for watching porn perhaps? lool


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Comment #49 by BipolarGlenn
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 08:24:35 PM
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Watched 1 episode of anything with the Kardashians in, -1,000,000 Gamerscore.


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Comment #50 by ColdCokeCan
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 08:25:10 PM
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@41 Watch tv while drinking coca cola ehh sounds like my kind of thing.


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Comment #51 by slowchider
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 08:28:58 PM
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wtf that has to be the stupid's thing i have ever see lol the kinect will keep watch if your not taking it all in xD

my youtube page
www.youtube.com/user/FellowshipOfTheBox


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Comment #52 by The Kingslayer
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 08:31:14 PM
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LMAO and Microsoft continues to destroy the Xbox brand.


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Comment #53 by TheRealBr1ghtShadow
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 08:54:38 PM
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I would be totally okay with this if it was strictly awards. Watch a season of the Walking Dead, get a shotgun prop or zombie suit, etc. But this... I feel betrayed.


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Comment #54 by elKazaam
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 08:58:13 PM
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TOTALLY BULLSHIT!!!

I hope many will boycot this shit kinect thing and dont use it at all.
This ONE is getting more and more unsympathic.


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Comment #55 by Slayinfool
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 08:58:41 PM
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Embarrassing.........


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Comment #56 by xSavage Henry
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 08:59:12 PM
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This is the most stupid thing I have heard about the new xbox so far.


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Comment #57 by Awkward Robot
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 09:03:44 PM
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Achievements for TV? To stupid to be true. Now what about rewards? Imagine getting free avatar gear or in game gear for watching Breaking Bad or Avengers 2. That I would get into.

What about a separate vide/ Tv/music/entertainment achievement accumilation? A way to show friends what you are into. Maybe even a way to connect to other folks on the XBL service.

However if they combine Tv achievements with my current, well earned, achievements... I'm out. Would be a colossal mistake.


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Comment #58 by Cronic ATG
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 09:04:42 PM
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So do I have to still pay for my gold membership? I am still trying to figure out why I pay now what with Xbox running ads on every dashboard screen as it is eating my data cap away!

So MS Xbox and corporations have finally figured out how to regain ad dollars lost from the decline of T.V. WOW!!! FINE, THEN MAKE XBOXLIVE FREE!!!

I will not pay to watch ads. In fact I go out of my way to NOT watch them as it is.

I LIKE VIDEO GAMES, NOT T.V. VIDEO GAMES. FUCK SHITTY MOVIES. I LIKE VIDEO GAMES!!!

I own every game system made and I will keep buying every game system made
GAME SYSTEM!!! I HAVE A PS4 ON PREORDER, NOT THE XBOX ONE!That is until you prove its a game system, I won't buy one. I have a DVR and I don't EVER use it, Cuz I hate stupid t.v.!

Oh and what is this, we didn't go highend on graphics bullshit? It didn't seem important? WTF MS... WHEN DOES THE XBOX TWO COME OUT? MAYBE THAT WILL BE A GOOD GAME SYSTEM WITH UPDATED GRAPHICS? INSTEAD OF A NEXT GEN HD-DVR.


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Comment #59 by sho91
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 09:06:31 PM
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Somebody called it $500 cable box...epic fail at best...


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Comment #60 by Yeffrey
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 09:12:56 PM
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The more pro-TV shit that MS keeps trying to push on us (coupled with the Kinect that never sleeps and you need to run the console with) I am rapidly being pushed towards a Playstation 4.


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Comment #62 by Panznerr
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 09:15:13 PM
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Heard about this on Gamefaqs. I thought it was a joke lol. It is a joke :)


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Comment #63 by Darkforce412
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 09:15:21 PM
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this is the dumbest idea microsoft has ever come up with.


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Comment #64 by Zedicus Mann
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 09:15:26 PM
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Microsoft, stop it. I honestly just want a gaming machine, not a TV box.


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Comment #65 by DragonessAthena
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 09:21:49 PM
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Too far... And seriously, I'm willing to bet Canadians will be locked out of this since Rogers and Bell don't want Microsoft invading their monopoly as TV providers.


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Comment #66 by howler77
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 09:24:12 PM
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anyone else picturing a bunch of chimpanzees in business attire sitting around some ms boardroom?


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Comment #67 by linktriforce007
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 09:32:29 PM
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I think it's time to go back to the Dreamcast.


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Comment #68 by artphobia
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 09:32:34 PM
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Achievement guide for...

"incorporating Kinect into this madness, rewarding viewers for certain actions like holding up a specific product in front of the sensor during adverts."

Simply find internet image of product and hold laptop up during advert. If that fails, print image out and try again. ding


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Comment #69 by Quid Squid
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 09:47:30 PM
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I've always thought they should have achievements for Netflix...finishing a season or the entire season type thing...I'd probably have a higher gs than I do with just games.

This next generation will definitely get me off achievement hunting as far as needing completion, especially if they are tying them to ads and things of that nature.


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Comment #70 by deluxnugs
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 09:57:41 PM
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remember that bullshit they showed at the event that wont work with your current provider. you will have to use whatever tv servise xbox promotes at whatever price they set. anyway its likely that there will be less than a million consoles at blaunch and i hope they sit on the shelves.
if playstation fixed the controller id already be getting a ps4. as it is ill keep playing my 360.


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Comment #71 by km16
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 10:03:16 PM
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Keeping my 360 for the foreseeable future. Want a next-gen gaming system? The PS4 is for us. Want a high-end, overly expensive cable box with Blu-Ray and DVR? X-Box One.


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Comment #72 by crunchb3rry
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 10:08:16 PM
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This is so fucked up. Just another example of how lost Microsoft is. If you wanted out of the games industry this bad, just make fucking desktops and laptops like Apple.


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Comment #73 by PANIC ATTACK 10
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 10:16:53 PM
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20 has it right which is why i am not buying xboxone. i am a 10 yr xbl vet. i hate what MS is doing and about to do. MS has wrecked console gaming for me. l have a ps3 for blueray. i also have a 3DSXL too. bye bye MS i wont miss you


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Comment #74 by Nekrobutcher
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 10:17:27 PM
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Nah. Fuck you, Microsoft. I haven't watched TV in over 6 years because I'd rather interact with a good story and not be plagued with your inevitable advertising. No. No no no. Ugh...


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Comment #75 by X Dirge X
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 10:21:17 PM
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So a new feature and people complain about it. If the achievement system is expanded to watching TV will achievements for TV really bother you guys. And why? In answering this question I want you to explain your position and not just assert it.


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Comment #76 by JSP 16
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 10:23:39 PM
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"Yo bro u unlocked an achievement do watching teen moms?"

"Yah bro, I had to watch one season for the last 5 gs I needed to complete this ga....oops I mean tv achieements"

"Gnarly bro"

Fuck xbox in the ass


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Comment #77 by Gooseboxer
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 10:35:32 PM
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I want a console for Gaming...is that such a strange request?


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Comment #78 by Cronic ATG
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 10:38:07 PM
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Did anyone else out there anyone beta test XBL? Do you remember the excitement? The hope and promise for the future? Now some years later XBL is the best online gaming service. When I heard the XBL stats I was blown away. 1500 servers to 50000 and by the end of the year 300000!!!(more computer power than the whole world had in 1999). I was left scratching my head. I was wondering why MS needed such a massive network. What was the MULTIPLAYER universe going to look like?

So I waited and waited... NFL and fantasy football... I waited... Set top tv... I waited... Movies... I waited... WTF? Not a word???

Then it hit me. MS is trying to be the world provider for T.V. and movies. Fuck gaming... Own all t.v. And movie licenses and you own it all! All media... Movies, tv, music, and the right to make and license all games! Think about it... It is the Sony and Nintendo death blow! Or at least that's what they think it will be.

Own all of the licenses and kill the compition. It could kill Netflix and Hulu as well by controlling and holding all major movies and tv from them while opening a similar service thru Zune or charging so much that they can't compete.

Why does this matter? Cuz if they kill all of the compition, what will we play... Angry birds? Fruit ninja? Only ea sports games? Only cod?
No thank you!

I might be crazy but this could really suck, as if it doesn't already!


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Comment #79 by Colby
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 10:42:17 PM
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What a sad day for humanity.


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Comment #80 by Panznerr
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 10:49:51 PM
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@66: Don't insult those animals. They are way smarter then M$ is.


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Comment #81 by BackerMan
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 10:56:37 PM
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If they show few games and more tv, tv, tv, sports, tv at E3. That's it. I'm switching to PS4.


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Comment #82 by Destro
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 11:01:29 PM
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This is ridiculous... achievements for watching tv... yeah right, of course you will have to pay... thats one hell of a cheap marketing strategy...


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Comment #83 by Cronic ATG
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 11:03:46 PM
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Comment #75 by X Dirge X
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 10:21:17 PM
So a new feature and people complain about it. If the achievement system is expanded to watching TV will achievements for TV really bother you guys. And why? In answering this question I want you to explain your position and not just assert it.

OK, I'LL YAKE A CRACK AT IT!!!
First question for you, is tv about content or advertising? How much product placement is in movies and sport? Do you want your game to pause while you receive an advertisement from Doritos? How about this... Do you want to have to answer a survey on which products you buy in order to boot your box?
Have you ever watched the Simpson's? Remember the episode where the school system was sponsored by Pepsi? "if you have two Pepsi's and Johnny gives you two more, how many Pepsi's do you have?" "Pepsi" "half credit"... Funny, but I dont want this!
It takes NO skill to stare at something. Beat black ops on veteran, that's an achievement and hard as all hell! Now watch tv... See a difference?

Someone posted that only the hardcore care about cheevos, casual gamers dont! This is true. But someone else stated that your Gs is made up and doesn't mean anything, this is also true. However it is, it doesn't matter, I like cheevos cuz you get the most out a game, play it different, slow down and enjoy it and sometimes pissed you off. I like the feeling I get when I get 100% and my gamerscore is like a badge of dedication to the game and gaming in general. It won't be the same if it is for eating Doritos, drinking a Pepsi while watching the walking dead. I don't want a Pepsi theme... Does anyone? I dont want my avatar reward to be chips. MOST of all I DO NOT want to only play franchised games, as in dortios stunt track, brought to you by Doritos, Doritos the real crunch. And so on and so on...


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Comment #84 by SPARTAN 8554
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 11:13:07 PM
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Ok, this madness has to stop. Microsoft think they are being real innovative and clever coming up with all these little ideas to reel more people into buying their new system. I think its starting to look a little desperate. They don't need a 199,332 gadgets and wingdings to make this new system desirable.


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Comment #85 by cheevo360
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 11:13:32 PM
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I fact do not give Microsoft a shot but I do want throw many cakes on their faces for being quite many wrong with Xbox One.

I agreed TV achievements is stupid idea. Achievements should be Retail games, Downloadable games and Indie games. That is because you play through and earn whatsoever cheevos want you do.

But achievements for TV to earn just watching or change setting in TV or switch entire numbers of channels or whatever but it is so silly.

Very disappointed with Microsoft this time around. I still get Xbox One just for play games and achievements just like Xbox 360 anyway and I will not support Mircosoft for TV, Advs, Kinect and other things.

Just play games, play with friends, earn achievements for games and talk with friends over text messages. That is what I usual on Xbox 360 so Xbox One will be same.

I am so exciting for what Microsoft will announces 15 exclusive titles in E3 2013. I knew new IP called Quantum Break (same developers who developed of Alan Wake and original Max Payne series), Forza 5 and other new IP's Ryse (it is Kinect for Xbox One). So 3 is already so we expect to see around 12 surprises this E3 2013 maybe I am incorrect but I am sure since 3 is already confirmed.

I will get games that just require Xbox One controller only or if Kinect is in Xbox One game but require regular controller not only Kinect then I will pick regular controller over Kinect. But if Kinect game only then I not get it. I never want support Microsoft for Kinect because it is bored and gimmicky. :)

I very exciting for Mario Kart, Mario 3D platformer, Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros., new Zelda HD game, Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Pikmin 3, New Super Luigi Bros., The Wonderful 101, Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut and load more for Wii U. Infamous 3, Killzone 4, some new IP games and more for PS4. For Xbox One, I look forward some exclusive games for it.

Fact Wii U and PS4 is winning for next generation consoles because they more depth exclusive titles on them. At moment of course Wii U got low sale but this month is much and much change and it is going up and up sales better. Seem later this year Wii U will change to become biggest sales because of lots of Wii U games on way later this year so begin with Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101 and New Super Luigi Bros. in Summer. I look forward more information for PS4 this E3 2013. I hope one day we see and play new Ratchet & Clank game, Uncharted 4, LittleBigPlanet 3 and more in future for PS4 in cycle of years.

I knew Halo 5 will be closer future and possible next year I bet. I hope Rare confirm this E3 2013 for either new IP game that not Kinect, new Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark or Killer Instinct or even new Conker game. Either need returns on Xbox One. I knew Microsoft already mention that Rare working new title but i hope either games I mention early sentence.

I very exciting for each respect consoles. I already got Wii U, Xbox 360 and PS3 so PS4 and Xbox One will be joins. I will not trade in PS3 and Xbox 360 why? because PS4 and Xbox One will not require you and us to play PS3 or Xbox 360 on their respect next generation consoles. So when PS3 and Xbox 360 become R.I.P. one day future.

Xbox 36 won current generation but Wii won for top sales console so PS3 just behind Xbox 360 while Wii is bottom of them. But it is seem Wii U and PS4 winning for next generation at moment for many reasons better over Xbox One.

I am fans of all consoles and I love many of their games on each of them. I really disappointed with Microsoft for Xbox One. But we hope Microsoft woke up almost near future to better for Xbox One just like Wii U at moment for sales up and up now so it is bit like Xbox One but moment lots of disappointed reasons for Xbox One but we know Mircosoft will polish up one day after launch. But we have wait and see for load more information for Xbox One this E3 2013 :)

Cannot wait for E3 2013. So many of us hype over this to see each games going on each consoles. :)

I not worry about disappointed reasons for Xbox One cos I knew some of them will polish up one day.

Bring it on E3 2013 and many games this year!! :)


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Comment #86 by SPARTAN 8554
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 11:20:24 PM
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100G - Plugging your ears and closing your eyes during a Kanye West music video


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Comment #87 by SetoChaos
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 11:20:47 PM
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Either US only achievements or a stack :


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Comment #88 by Benmahalf X
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 12:06:29 AM
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On the bright side, hopefully this will allow people living outside of their home countries the chance to legally watch TV from their home country without dealing with internet/region-locking BS.

Over on PS3T I don't recall any complaining about Torne giving trophies for watching TV; the only problem was with the fact that it was Japan-only.

But interactive advertising? Yeah, GTFO.


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Comment #89 by 1000 kittens
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 12:14:28 AM
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...Well fuck.


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Comment #90 by MeltingBalloons
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 12:14:34 AM
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Microsoft just continues to spit in the face of loyal Xbox gamers. I was actually looking forward to a new console, I hoped Microsoft would take what they had with the 360 and make it even better. But this is a BIG step back from everything they've built up to. Is it really that hard for them to understand that gamers do not want to watch TV on a gaming console, that is what TVs are for. And now they've gone ahead and finished it off by killing the only good thing they had left, achievements. I don't even know if they're sabotaging everything Xbox stands for on purpose or not. It's extremely disappointing. I'm not very hopeful for the future of gaming.


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Comment #91 by ONE Disco Bob
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 12:16:05 AM
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Next Gen just keeps looking worse. Whoever is making all these bad decisions at Microsoft needs to go, now.


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Comment #92 by UK x Jok3r x
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 12:29:24 AM
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QUESTION

Do you have to pay exta for the tv feature?


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Comment #93 by Kisushima
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 12:43:48 AM
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I was 100% on board with Xbox One until this news piece. The possibility of not being able to get 100% GS because I refuse to watch TV I don't like would be dumb. If however it was just for trying features that werre available then meh - maybe.


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Comment #94 by daardu
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 01:03:39 AM
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This is a little extreme.


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Comment #95 by Bistric
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 01:06:38 AM
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@92 Of course, because TV signal will not be provided by X1, you need a cable or IPTV subscription. X1 will only enable you to watch it on the same channel, without switching inputs via your remote.


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Comment #96 by Bunny07x360
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 01:14:34 AM
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I feel a boycott coming into play.. ;)


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Comment #97 by ziggy78900
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 01:16:21 AM
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my mom always told me not to whatch to mutch tv and here i get a fucking achievement for it haha.i hope this is treu


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Comment #98 by Maka
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 01:21:16 AM
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I remember talking about stuff like this on the forum, making up fake achievements with people over 5 years ago.


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Comment #99 by cloelea
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 01:34:44 AM
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arousing i like this idea, im so excited and moist to exhibit thru adult xxx channels and farm the most out of these cheevos the moment they show up.

sarah vendella

xo


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Comment #100 by Wolf825
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 01:51:22 AM
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Microsoft, where is the surveyed test group that said XBox One was a good idea?

This is a multi-tasked set-top box which does everything and excels at nothing.

I have been the 360's staunchest supporter. But, with every piece of news revealed about the XB1, I become more and more disappointed.

I'll get your next console after the XB1, the XBox Phoenix, after you've learned your lesson the hard way. Looking forward to your next dedicated gaming platform in 5 years.


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Comment #101 by Wolf825
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 02:01:12 AM
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Breaking news: Ferrari has decided to put a toothpaste dispenser, cheese grater, VHS-tape rewinder, and built-in salad tongs in all of their high-end automobiles this year for only double the cost of last year's models.

Expectations are high at the upcoming auto show.


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Comment #102 by JuSt BLaZe
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 02:01:22 AM
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You've got to be joking man. Well STALLION83 and SMRNOV will have a lot of fun with that I'm pretty sure!!!


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Comment #103 by Thomas001122
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 02:28:06 AM
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There are already some pretty much like this. The ones in Kinect Sesame Street TV where you have to watch a certain amount of episodes for certain achievements.


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Comment #104 by Tsukasa117
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 02:33:31 AM
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Just like that they made achievements into something a mute deaf cripple can do -.-


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Comment #105 by WHITEYBHOY
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 02:39:59 AM
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The more I read about this "console" the less interested I am with parting with my hard earned cash for one.I have cable,I have 2 blu-ray players,I use my X-Box 360 for games,not for tv or movies.Should all these stories about the Xbone prove true ,well thanks Microsoft enjoyed your 360 but please leave my living room & close the door on the way out.I shall wait for E-3 & weigh up the pros & cons of returning to Sony.


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Comment #106 by Hottub Cowboy
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 02:51:00 AM
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The more I read about this bullshit, the less inclined I am to buy it. I am actually beginning to lose interest in this MS next gen device. Achievements & Used Game policy should be left as is just as it is on the 360. I don't buy used but it seems that all these extra measures are in place to milk and fuck over the gamer more than anything else. It makes me sad as an older guy to see gaming come to this.


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Comment #107 by Homaz
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 02:57:48 AM
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What just happened to Microsoft?
I can't belive they are serious.

They sacrificed the gaming community; the community that brought Xbox to where it is today.


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Comment #108 by Havok1496
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:06:28 AM
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all i care about are the games as long as the games come out fine i could care less about what other bull they come up with. E3 is whats important if there are no good exclusives sony or no system it is. Both systems are pretty similar spec wise so as long as they don't screw up the games i think they will be fine and here is hoping they drop this idea.


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Comment #109 by singhellotaku617
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:09:57 AM
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Jesus Christ....facepalm


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Comment #110 by monchow
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:16:54 AM
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I'm interested in seeing how achievements and kinect integrate in adult tv :/


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Comment #111 by dirge
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:24:43 AM
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This idea needs far more than a star trek next generation double facepalm picture!


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Comment #112 by supadryz
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:25:56 AM
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Lol. Desperate move if this happens, next they will be charging me to play my own blu-rays on there new system.


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Comment #113 by RDrules
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:25:58 AM
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@6 theres some aptness about that statement, bill gates stepped back from his duties in 08... then we get windows 8 (booooo) and now the Xboxone.

just goes to show exactly how important he was to them doing anything


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Comment #114 by shanealdo
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:29:57 AM
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Be to easy to get achievements its ment to be about working hard not being lazy


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Comment #115 by irishsnow79
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:31:06 AM
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I can see the majority of cheeves will be and related and M$ will gain extra revenue from companies who sign up to help promote their products.this is the start of the fight against DVRs and the consumer's ability to skip and breaks by pre-recording shows. Whether this is going to be reality or not after the XBone reveal and the mess that M$ has made of it I'm glad I made the decision to switch to PC gaming.


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Comment #116 by Minarvia
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:32:58 AM
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:/Faceplam. Really Microsoft?! I thought achievements were meant to be something that you worked toward to or make your work for them, example go through an entire Shump game without using a coutiune or get the maximum numbers in a combo, not sitting in front of TV watching it!


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Comment #117 by irishsnow79
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:36:41 AM
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I meant ad related! Stupid auto correct


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Comment #118 by Krovash
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:40:51 AM
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What has become of humanity? Watching television is considered an achievement nowadays...


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Comment #119 by Moosevark
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:47:58 AM
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Just cancelled my TV service... the more channels they make, the fewerthings there are to watch.
Netflix.com and ESPN.com, I'm good to go.


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Comment #120 by Bistric
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:48:50 AM
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If you think about it, to be able to sit through the entirety of many TV shows today truly is an achievement.


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Comment #121 by onidemon
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:52:26 AM
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Go Home M$.......you're drunk !

This is without a shadow of a doubt the stupidest thing I have ever heard !


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Comment #122 by Sigmund666
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:03:43 AM
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100G
Sixty channels of sh-t on the TV to choose from

Watch every channel on your television for at least an hour!


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Comment #123 by ModernSith2010
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:03:55 AM
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Is there no limit to what M$ will do to increase their revenue from advertising, "watch this advert then the show tied to it so you get your achievement and we get money for the advert and commission for you watching the show/paying the subscription" what a bunch of money grabbing twats.


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Comment #124 by the ferenczy
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:31:47 AM
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Wow...calm down people.


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Comment #125 by thenewpeter
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:33:38 AM
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Words are failing me now... this is just... so stupid...

I think the xbox began with 1000 men working on 1000 top spec computers, and it's slowly devolved into 1000 monkeys on 1000 typewriters... and it's just getting worse...


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Comment #126 by XxMayhemxX
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:39:04 AM
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Anyway to make a dollar... Pathetic... Just when I thought we were safe and no more bad news from Microsoft... now this!!??? In all actuality, this doesn't effect any of us gamers in any way... yet still its kinda rediculous, to go along with all the other bs they are pulling with this shit console...

They will give acheivments to watching tv, therefore getting more advertising dollars... way to go M$ Your greedy and we know it.... If this was like acheivements for full seasons on Netflix and Hulu, im game.. but this is all about adverts and advert revenue, nothing more... PATHETIC I'll buy good 360 games for the next few years... but not a dime of mine is going to X-Bone PS4 will get all my paychecks...

Remove used game fee, and add backward compatibility and i will buy one.. end of discussion...


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Comment #127 by DeadlySinz86
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:44:48 AM
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They really are pissing into the wind with this Live TV nonsense. People don't buy a game's console to watch TV on. That's what they've got a TV for ironically.


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Comment #128 by Nutty Scouser
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:57:58 AM
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im just gobsmacked, dont get it, all this shit, were has the games console gone, microsoft your destroying your product before its even hit the shelf...... on another note ive just watched a good clip of watch dogs on ps4, woooow it looks awesome, im getting pushed more to the ps4 side now, At the reveal, microsft done the biggest lie to mankind, they said we made this box for the gamers, there are our core audience, you lying peice of shits, give me a xbox 720 games console, make the xbox entertainment system for whom ever wants it, i can tell you now the 720 would out sell the entertainment box


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Comment #129 by sho91
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:58:57 AM
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Platinum trophy unlocked not buying a xbox -1


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Comment #130 by XxStuartxX 1990
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 05:06:31 AM
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Achievement unlocked.

I'm done.


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Comment #131 by DanOSullivan x
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 05:12:40 AM
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Surely the events would also only benefit American customers aswell due to time zones, this idea is total bullshit


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Comment #132 by mjc0961
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 05:26:38 AM
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I think I'll just get a PS4 and earn trophies for playing games instead.


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Comment #133 by eskimoletdinov
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 05:27:38 AM
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Erm, maybe just dont watch the tv then and sacrifice the points?


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Comment #134 by RDWatson16
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 05:28:08 AM
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this is obviously a rumor and nothing more as this would involve getting the time zones right and counting on people to watch Tv through thiss


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Comment #135 by Scnew
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 05:31:44 AM
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I can't wait until they find a way to add achievements to using my toaster.


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Comment #136 by Roose91
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 05:40:53 AM
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As a self confessed Achievement-whore (though probably not as zealous as I used to be), Achievements are a massive part of games for me. Without them I would probably only play 95% of the games that I have played more than once. They add not only re-playability however, but an extra set of challenges away from the campaign or multiplayer. The way this new Achievement system is shaping up really could contribute to making or breaking the Xbox One as I'm sure there are many who feel the same about them as me. The current Achievement system is probably what has kept me in gaming over the last few years.


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Comment #137 by Roose91
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 05:42:00 AM
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**probably not play 95% of them more than once.


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Comment #138 by CaptainKicker
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 05:51:19 AM
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Then switch to PS4 for god sake. Is it really important to announce to the world, that you choose a system of another. Goooood foooor yoooou.

As said, DON'T USE THE TV FEATURE, AND JUST PLAY GAMES.


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Comment #139 by jamie1000013
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 05:56:49 AM
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>In addition to this, Microsoft also envisaged a way of incorporating Kinect into this madness, rewarding viewers for certain actions like holding up a specific product in front of the sensor during adverts.

Oh god...


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Comment #140 by Wolfie9985
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 05:57:46 AM
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How can that even be classed as an "achievement" ?

"100G - Watch all of the adverts in a break without changing channel" - being the exception.


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Comment #141 by Wehttam
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 06:09:01 AM
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In the words of Antoine Dodson - so dumb so dumb so dumb


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Comment #142 by 90monkeys
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 06:48:10 AM
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It´s gamerscore not tv score!!


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Comment #143 by ICGMU12321
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 06:52:45 AM
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Oh lordy M$ has no clue what its fans want. Goodbye Xbox hello WiiStationFoUr.


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Comment #145 by MadAdam81
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 07:00:12 AM
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
I wonder if MS have been infiltrated by Ninty & Sony staff.
@138 - the Xbox One is going to cost people more because of all these pointless features. It's like spending twice the amount for a TV because it has some games you can play.


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Comment #146 by craft3maker
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 07:19:22 AM
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ok after hearing this awesome new i am going to the nearest stores that sell xbox ones and preordering 10 of them just so i can replace all my cable boxes with the awesome device. Because who needs Comcast when you can just use your xbox box. XBOX ONE = THE GREATEST THING EVER.


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Comment #147 by Shiftie
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 07:37:28 AM
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I won't get cable, even for achievements!!!!!


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Comment #148 by ModernSith2010
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 07:42:20 AM
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@138 The Xbox One is the weaker system, not opinion FACT, look at the specs they speak for them self, the PS4 also doesn't have a load of pointless features taking more resources than needed.


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Comment #149 by chrishaney23
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 08:10:22 AM
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If you dont want the basically FREE achieves for watching TV then who cares. Its a simple addition they did to make money and gave achievement whores, who most of us are on this site, something to earn for doing almost nothing.

Why bash MS for this? Makes zero sense except for people to bitch and complain about NOTHING! Reading over all these comments and countless others since Tuesdays X1 unveil has made me realize how pathetic the internet is. Dont buy an X1, switch to PS4 stay on your 360 or PS3, nobody cares. Would everybody just take a pill til E3 already when they can do a proper show of what we all want to see...GAMES!


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Comment #150 by Perfection I
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 08:11:22 AM
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I don't really care about TV i wanna know about the new achievement system! Gotta remember it is an entertainment system now not a games console.. However remember all the exclusives they have secured too. Only reason I will most likely get Xbox One


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Comment #151 by LOKIkillsALL
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 08:17:20 AM
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The more news that comes out about Microsoft and Xbox One, the better the PS4 looks.


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Comment #152 by IFC3000
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 08:19:34 AM
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Watch porn without masturbating - 5g


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Comment #153 by OldSkoolGamer
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 08:29:49 AM
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And here I was thinking that Micro$oft couldn't make the XBox One any worse.

Achievement Unlocked 100,000G: Developed the worst console in the history of gaming.

Well done Micro$oft, bravo.


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Comment #154 by John Januarius
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 08:35:20 AM
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While I do believe this is a horrible idea, I don't think it's a simple as people make it out to be. For example, let's say the achievement is "watch episode 5." Think you can just but the episode on and walk away? Kinect will be watching you to make sure you're watching.


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Comment #155 by DeadlySinz86
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 08:41:26 AM
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Achievement Unlocked! The Good... 25G - Sat through an entire season of American Idol.

Achievement Unlocked! The Bad ... 50G - Sat through an entire season of American Idol without changing the channel during adverts.

Achievement Unlocked! The Ugly ... 100G - Sat through an entire season of American Idol without using the phrases "Fuck this shit, it's rigged!" or "Oh my God, that's bullshit!" and without changing the channel during adverts.


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Comment #156 by l.maciver
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 08:44:12 AM
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Achievement list:
PoTATO: sit on the couch watching TV for 6 hours.
Channel hopper: flick through every channel in one sitting.
news24: watch the news for a total of 24 hours.
I get it: Watch a program you have no idea about.
Seasoned Pro: watch a complete season of any program.
Really?: Mute the news
I do more than that: Switch from TV to Game.


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Comment #157 by MrStabby1981
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 08:57:49 AM
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100G Hardcore
Make it through an Episode of Jersey Shore

50g Picard Maneuver
Perform the Picard Maneuver during an episode of star trek TNG


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Comment #158 by MalHavok
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 09:00:40 AM
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Well I was undecided as to what system I was going to get but thank you microsoft for making up my mind for me. I thought the phone games cheapened achievements but now for watching tv or watching adds? Sony here I come!


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Comment #159 by HorsemanOfWar16
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 09:54:05 AM
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Who seriously want achievements for this?! Haha "Ive sat on my arse for hours straight, and I earned an achievement?!" - Microsoft - Shit Idea! lol


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Comment #160 by ModernViking
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 10:04:23 AM
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I have not had TV in my house for over 5 years now.

This is so stupid MS.


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Comment #161 by HellsDelight
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 10:40:34 AM
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Big Brother is watching you 50G: Watching the whole SuperBowl and all it's commercials without going to toilet (checked by Kinect)


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Comment #162 by kronix29
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 10:51:55 AM
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All it is is a money grab,that,s it.MS will be paid for every cheevo you get from advertisers.


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Comment #163 by I bowler I
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 11:13:06 AM
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It's funny to see people here get worked up over this patent, as if it were already set in stone. It's something they're looking into, or were. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of it just like everyone else here, but I'm not going to get pissed over something that has yet to be confirmed. If they ARE looking into it, they'll likely change their mind on it like they did with the whole used game fee issue. All in all, I'm curious to see Microsoft's lineup at E3.


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Comment #164 by Thicketford
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 11:32:44 AM
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"Flushed" - 25G

Take a picture of yourself wiping your backside using connect during an Andrex commercial.


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Comment #165 by olthof75
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 12:18:34 PM
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What a complete and total joke. Hopefully we can at least get an achievement for holding up Trojan condoms, because we are getting royally fucked by Microsoft. I need a cigarette.....


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Comment #166 by KongQuest
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 12:38:14 PM
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I see this more of the problem:
-Achievement for watching misc. sporting event (Superbowl was mentioned)

You miss the event, now UNOBTAINABLE to unlock.


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Comment #167 by mijihon
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 12:51:41 PM
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This could be the final nail that swings me straight into Sony's arms and the PS4.

Depsite having both a 360 and PS3, I've always favoured my 360 in terms of the achievement system over the trophy system. My PS3 has been largely untouched, with me choosing to purchase most multiplat games on my 360.

Achievements are obviously a meaningless score to anyone else, im not argueing that. But its MY score, something I've earnt through the tasks I've completed in games. Some challenging, some fun. It represents a history of the journey I've taken in some of the best games this gen, almost a photobook to look back on.

If that score is able to be increased with meaningless trivial things, like watching a television show, it renders it completely worthless and uninteresting to me. It'll no longer be my gaming hobby on the side, just a completely mindless number representing nothing (again, I know it has no real value now, but you get what I mean).


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Comment #168 by Thomas001122
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 12:58:13 PM
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They have already did the watch certain amount of clips for a certain amount of points with Kinect Sesame Street TV. There are like 16 or so of the achievements in season one that are dedicated to it. That basically is like watching the show. I mean there's no interaction other than sitting there and watching episodes of the show. So this is only slightly new. The simple thing is to not take a part in it. just like with the game I mentioned. Achievements have always had really simple ones(like pressing start).


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Comment #169 by francisrossi
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 12:59:39 PM
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I'd rather use my TV to watch TV. Not paying through the nose for the same shit twice.


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Comment #170 by hotdogenigma
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 01:17:37 PM
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I thiink it's time to get over achievements, this is getting ridiculous.


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Comment #171 by XxMayhemxX
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 02:30:47 PM
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Gotta love the fanbois still defending M$... Tired of our complaining and whining, then dont read the comments section regarding xbox one. M$ is really on the verge of losing alot of customers, with their new policies, and the way they are handling them. We wanna stay we really do... I love xbox, but things need to change starting now.. and we will express our anger with Microsoft until they change something or, if not we will mvoe along. The only good thing to come of this fiasco called the xbox one is Microsoft is getting a true sense of who their stalwart hardcore idiotic sheep fanbase are... Bahhhhhhhh Here let me bend over for you M$..Bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Im a M$ fanboy sheep get it.. now move along.. we will express our anger.. and if you dont like it tough....


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Comment #172 by InsaneKane87
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 02:52:45 PM
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This post had the best selection of comments I've ever seen on this site.

100G Unlocked for sitting on your ass and doing nothing.

This basically means someone could just leave their tv running for hours earning achievements? What a joke! M$ needs to tuck their head between their legs and kiss their ass goodbye.


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Comment #173 by mjc0961
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:21:44 PM
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@135: I hope not, I don't want to buy tons of bread to grind out the "Toast 10,000 slices of bread" achievement.


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Comment #174 by Thomas001122
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:24:07 PM
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@#172People can already do that. There have always been achievements for basically not doing anything. There are achievements for just watching stuff already.


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Comment #175 by mmxxooll
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:36:14 PM
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My only complaint about this is the people on this website commenting how dumb it is. Who is making anyone do this? Do you all play EVERY single 360 game and arcade game? Nope, no one does. So this is just another bunch of achievements that you don't get that someone else will. And for the people saying it should be a gaming console ONLY. So you spend your money on Live and not use the Youtube, Explorer, Netflix, etc. apps. You are wasting your money. Get over it.


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Comment #176 by Akinokaze
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:41:30 PM
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Localised content..... one of many reasons why this is a batshit crazy, dumbass idea.


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Comment #177 by Sewer Shark
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:48:07 PM
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1000g for making it through five minutes of Fox news!


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Comment #178 by DeadRisingBully
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:50:25 PM
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Achievements for watching TV? No! Just no! It's called a GAMERscore for a reason. As ridiculously easy some games are (i.e. Avatar: the Burning Earth and NCIS), at least you earn those achievements BY ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING. I mean, yes, there are some out there for doing absolutely nothing like in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 and Saw, but all the others require effort, and that's the way it should be. Keep the achievement system for video games only! That's all I have to say.


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Comment #179 by Daniel55645
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:13:46 PM
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another dumb ass thing. I don't want achievements for watching tv, I don't want yout to randomly add achievements to game, I don't want certain scores for things certain way. LEAVE ACHIEVEMENTS THE WAY THEY ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Comment #180 by Silent Bebop
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:45:07 PM
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Looks like my love of the Food Network is about to become common knowledge.


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Comment #181 by W1cked Seraph
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:50:33 PM
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what the fuck


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Comment #182 by Angelic Creed
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:56:29 PM
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I didn't read all the posts but the ones I read commented on the watching tv part. My issue is with "tying the awards and achievements to... OR ADVERTISING CONTENT." Achievements for advertisements? No fucking way, are they serious?


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Comment #183 by Freeman
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:57:20 PM
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I don't watch tv or even have cable tv. Xbox 1 seem useless . I'll make my final judgment after E3 but everything I hear about the Xbox 1 is garbage . Not one thing seems to cater to someone like me. A mid 20's gamer with no family and isn't a fat fucking tv zombie couch potato . I love halo but not even halo 5 will bring me to by the next Spybot Xbox that's always watching and always listening .


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Comment #184 by Angelic Creed
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 05:00:27 PM
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Almost forgot, @1 that's how they are going to compete with other television companies. Micro$oft just said "fuck you Dish etc., we're giving the consumers achievements."


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Comment #185 by Delow317
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 05:00:41 PM
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If anyone here still can't grasp all the tell tale signs, they are clearly stupid. The plain basic fact MS might even have a patent for bullshit like this says mountains about the in spades. Just yesterday I bought a PS3, I can't even stomach logging into Live anymore because of what MS stands for now. They have made it abundantly clear that they care more about their fucking "partners", giving us a halo tv series, and fantasy football then they care about gaming.

I don't give a damn what the rest of you do but I already JUMPED OUT yesterday. Such a damn shame all the money I wasted with MS since 2005, well no fucking more.


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Comment #186 by Wet Wookiee
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 05:57:01 PM
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@20 yeah it's called a Nintendo. ;)

Wait til MS release achievements for setting up your Kinect in the toilet.

5G - if it's brown, flush it down


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Comment #187 by TheGoldenReaper
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 06:26:45 PM
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I wish achievements never became a part of gaming in the first place.


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Comment #188 by GrandTheftAuto
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 06:48:31 PM
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Achievement unlocked: 100G - pissed in your trousers to dont miss an episode


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Comment #189 by Theticalshelf
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 07:29:51 PM
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And as Live TV probably will only work in USA (like netflix etc), it will not work in Europe, and therefore, the xbox will be more worthless by the day. Better start showing some stuff everyone will enjoy Microsoft!


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Comment #190 by RockMan Respect
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 08:36:35 PM
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How many points for sitting through the whole movie of Big Momma's house?


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Comment #191 by ponypo2001
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 08:48:53 PM
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Keep announcing crap MS, you're saving me a fortune not having to buy your console this year.


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Comment #192 by my_box_72
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 08:51:49 PM
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I can't wait to be honest liking the sound of this


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Comment #193 by Smurfboy
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 09:09:13 PM
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#20, I feel you, man. I feel you. :(


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Comment #194 by D1Matman
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 09:16:57 PM
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What's next, CIA signs deal with Microsoft to secretly spy on our living rooms? Guess we'll never hear about that one.


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Comment #195 by Snooch2theBooch
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 11:01:00 PM
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Well if there's Netflix achievements I may end up "earning" some of these achievements


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Comment #196 by yoshieffect
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 11:15:14 PM
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i kinda like the xbox360 ones better i think lol


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Comment #197 by x410xDragon
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 11:45:02 PM
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*Implied face-palm*


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Comment #198 by I Like Sheep
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 11:54:36 PM
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does anyone else think that the next gen kinect is just a tool developed by microsoft to spy on our lives? that shit creeps me out... kinect REQUIRED to play the xbox one? and now there may be achievements for doing specific things in front of the camera showcasing brands and such? Probably to get consumer information that they then SELL so more advertisers can target you specificaly, like facebook.

microsoft is always watching....


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Comment #199 by SPARTAN 8554
Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 12:03:11 AM
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I love how this article exploded over night. Rightfully so. I really hope Micro$oft reads the feedback on these.

@135, don't give Micro$oft any more stupid ideas, they're coming up with enough on their own.


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Comment #200 by Godfather93a
Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 12:34:34 AM
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Just thought id be a dick. 200th!


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Comment #201 by Peter File
Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 03:00:36 AM
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@199
It makes you wonder if any of these companies read the feedback on their ideas or products, cuz tobe honest i hvnt really seen anyone say a good word about the Xbox One so far!
Trouble is, there are so many people with tiny brains which find all this sort of shit amazing, it will never disappear now and it will more than likely get worse!
Also does anyone else feel really uncomfortable with the idea of a state-of-the-art camera/microphone constantly on in your living room??? I really hope they sort it so you dont have to have kinect, lol im paranoid and kinect really freaks me out!


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Comment #202 by RickyD31
Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 03:12:42 AM
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?!


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Comment #203 by leon007jman
Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 05:02:18 AM
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Consider I watch 99% of my viewing through the Netflix and Hulu Plus apps on the 360, this seems interesting and very similar to GetGlue or whatever that app is called.


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Comment #204 by Gamersdg
Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 07:21:28 AM
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Just because they patent something does not mean they will use it, it just so they can sue if someone else does. If your worry about a patent then you should be worry about Sony, they patented a system that blocks used games on gaming systems.

http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/sony-files-patent-application-block-used-games-201106637.html


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Comment #205 by KrisXX
Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 07:55:04 AM
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Buy an XBOX ONE so you can watch TV on your TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Comment #206 by Akuza
Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 08:34:00 AM
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there's an asterix on there somewhere that leads to this... *



















*only available in america


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Comment #207 by Samigi
Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 08:47:47 AM
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Can I get gamerscore for watching Babestation?


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Comment #208 by crispykiller96
Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 10:54:10 AM
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What a joke wont be buying this piece of shit shame on you Microsoft so much for being all in one system when it doesn't even play 360 games which i was looking forward to don't throw that bullshit that the CPU architecture is different we all know you could fit the 360 motherboard in that huge ass Xbox one case :-(


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Comment #209 by SPARTAN 8554
Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 10:56:58 AM
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@201. Your right, its not really amazing, its actually to be expected because when something that is unexpected or unknown to the consumer, negative feedback is always to be expected. But reading the feedback is always fun. And I agree, having the Kinect freaks me out a little to. Makes you wonder who is watching....


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Comment #210 by Ash Abe Add
Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 05:37:58 PM
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Sounds like consumerism trying to work out achievements that could disappears and be completely a waste of time.


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Comment #211 by Craiglionheart
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 12:15:37 AM
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@157 The Picard Manouver LMAO (Thats the best comment I have ever read :P)

Seriously though, as ridiculous as this sounds, it's not yet been confirmed, and even if it is, since when have us "achievement whores" ever complained about almost free achievements? I don't remember everyone declaring war on Bethesda when they released a game where the full 1550G was obtainable in 5 mins by simply typing.

If you don't want to watch TV then don't its as simple as that....


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Comment #212 by Craigimuss
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 09:20:21 AM
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100G - use Kinect to allow Microsoft to monitor you in your house.

I have Freeview HD for TV. Why would I use the Xbox?


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Comment #213 by eeeen
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 02:05:11 PM
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Can I just buy a gaming console, built for gaming??? Anyone still selling something like that?? Because that is where my money wants to go. I don't give one shit about all this non-game-related crap. Just seeing the words "TV" and "NFL" in relation to the new xbox is anger inducing. Especially when its the key feature that MS is putting front and center. F you MS, F you.

I feel like gaming is a side-feature of the Xbox One, not its purpose.... which is not what I want in my console. I just wanted better graphics/sound capabilities, a quicker XBL with less crap, and a larger hd.... I hate all these anti-gaming features.


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Comment #214 by josh1992
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 06:39:17 PM
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@213 have no fear E3 is coming in a few weeks. And Microsoft would have to be retarded to continue to talk about TV TV TV. Im pretty sure were going to see game exclusives and everything else. Have some hope.


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Comment #215 by smacd
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 08:01:20 PM
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And I just lost my interest in achievements beyond the 360. Is there anything else Microsoft is going to do to make me lose interest in the Xbone?


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Comment #216 by Kivlov
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 07:17:12 AM
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Completely pointless. It does not translate because you have no imput that deserves an achievement. I often just leave my tv on 24/7, does that mean I will get every achievement imaginable for one channel?

The whole thing is stupid, and I am super OCD about achievements so I hope there is some opt out function because I don't want this shite showing up in my gaming history.

Besides, I don't even think the TV feature will even work for Europe.


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Comment #217 by IrishGrenade187
Saturday, June 01, 2013 @ 01:39:31 PM
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I really need to consider not coming to this website anymore. It's overrun with bitching and moaning. You do realize that just because something is an option that you don't have to use it? It's still going to have all of the games you want available to play. Who cares about the abilities of it if all you want to do is play the games? Stop bitching about absolutely everything that doesn't fit you and your ignorant wants. It's not about you. ...and maybe, just maybe, it's going to be linked to things like gaming tournaments they'll broadcast, or the Halo series that S.S. is going to create. If you're not going to buy one anymore, then stop being like the typical idiot on here, and simply don't comment on it. Move on, little girls. Move on.


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Comment #218 by Skelix
Sunday, June 02, 2013 @ 11:17:43 PM
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10g for watching gay porn


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