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Microsoft To Offer A Kinectless Xbone For $399

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    Microsoft To Offer A Kinectless Xbone For $399

    Microsoft changed their mind (or lied, depending on who you talk to) about never offering an Xbone without Kinect. Starting on June 9th you'll be able to purchase an Xbox One without Kinect for $399.

    Xbox One will come without Kinect later this year, Microsoft has announced. It will cost $399 USD on June 9. In Europe, that's 349 and 399 Euros.This brings Xbox One's price to parity with PlayStation 4.
    Just this past February, Microsoft stated it had no intention of removing the device from its new console.
    "Kinect remains an important part of our vision," head of Xbox Phil Spencer said. "Many of you are using Kinect for Xbox One every day."
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    When Microsoft first announced the Xbox One, it was revealed that the console wouldn't function if Kinect was unplugged, leading some to worry about privacy. Since then, the company decided to reverse this policy.
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    I'm glad they're doing this. I really dislike the Kinect and never use it on my Xbone and the $100 price drop is definitely nice. Curious to see if this takes away any steam from the PlayStation 4.



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    I really like it when large companies listen to their customers the 7th time around.

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    Good news.

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    Too little too late
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    Watch the sales spike for the next month.

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    Microsoft sure loves to go back on their word an awful lot as of late. At least this benefits consumers, so there's really no point to get mad at them for doing so.

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    I really like it when large companies listen to their customers the 7th time around.
    Not as good as the 8th, though.

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    Good. Competition only breeds excellence

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    Fantastic news!

    Now that the XB1 is at price parity with the PS4, all they have to do is compete on system specs...oh wait...never mind

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    Xbone at a reasonable price point now? Maybe change the current retail price by half and then do a 100% discount and that is how much it should retail for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless-Enigma View Post
    Xbone at a reasonable price point now? Maybe change the current retail price by half and then do a 100% discount and that is how much it should retail for.
    Talk about fanboys.

    Quote Originally Posted by ant1th3s1s View Post
    Fantastic news!

    Now that the XB1 is at price parity with the PS4, all they have to do is compete on system specs...oh wait...never mind
    No way. Xbox One needs no such thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagflar View Post
    Talk about fanboys.
    No, No, No, No, let me ask you a question. When you came pulling in here, did you notice a sign out in front of my house that said "PS3 fanboys"?

    You know WHY you didn't see that sign?

    Cause it ain't there, 'cause storing Xbone's ain't my fucking business, that's why!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless-Enigma View Post
    No, No, No, No, let me ask you a question. When you came pulling in here, did you notice a sign out in front of my house that said "PS3 fanboys"?

    You know WHY you didn't see that sign?

    Cause it ain't there, 'cause storing Xbone's ain't my fucking business, that's why!
    Seeing how I never even came pulling in here and seeing a sign infront of your house, this makes as much sense as you not being a fanboy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagflar View Post
    Seeing how I never even came pulling in here and seeing a sign infront of your house, this makes as much sense as you not being a fanboy.
    My humor isn't working here is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless-Enigma View Post
    My humor isn't working here is it?
    Sadly, not for me lol.

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    Even if I had the system for free, none of the exclusives interest me. Hopefully this change helps them though.
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    if you dont buy a xbox one with a kinect your gonna miss out

    its the only reason why i use it as a netflix/youtube machine over ps4. if you can find another way to turn on the tv, adjust my TV volume, log in, switch from a video game to netflix, and find whatever piece of entertainment i want within a second without using a controller, let me know.

    (I seriously use it everyday. i just used it 5 minutes ago.)



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    I think everyone saw this coming, and I'll certainly now at least entertain the idea of getting an Xbox One, because I'd really like to play Sunset Overdrive. The Kinect was really the only remaining objection I had to buying the console.

    Maybe in a few years down the line I'll drop $200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    if you dont buy a xbox one with a kinect your gonna miss out

    its the only reason why i use it as a netflix/youtube machine over ps4. if you can find another way to turn on the tv, adjust my TV volume, log in, switch from a video game to netflix, and find whatever piece of entertainment i want within a second without using a controller, let me know.

    (I seriously use it everyday. i just used it 5 minutes ago.)
    I don't agree, at all. I find it much easier to just have my television remote next to my controller and change things that way. For me it is also quicker to use a controller or tv remote to change whatever I need to be changed.

    The hand gestures are hilariously bad too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Parker View Post
    I don't agree, at all. I find it much easier to just have my television remote next to my controller and change things that way. For me it is also quicker to use a controller or tv remote to change whatever I need to be changed.

    The hand gestures are hilariously bad too.
    why would you use hand gestures outside of video games


    the voice recognition is there for a reason



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    Quote Originally Posted by AlecDawesome View Post
    Too little too late
    No it isn't!

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