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Looks like Microsoft decided that a number of Xbox 360 owners require some nudging in order to upgrade to the Xbox One, so they’re sending a promotion that gifts them with a $75 promotional code if they purchase an Xbox One or Xbox one Bundle.

Basically, those that received the promotion will be able to get a free game and a portion of another to start out their current-gen collection.

 

It’s worth mentioning that, while many are reporting having received the promotion, apparently not everyone did (I sure didn’t), and that whether you already have an Xbox One or not doesn’t really matter to the possibility of receiving it. In order to check out if you’re affected, all you have to do is to turn on your Xbox 360 and connect to Live.

 

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/07/08/microsoft-gifting-xbox-360-owners-75-with-the-purchase-of-an-xbox-one/

 

Umm... wow.. that seems a bit desperate to me. Its a good deal for anyone that hasn't gotten the Xbox One and was planning on it tho.


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I'm planning on getting an Xbox One & PS4, but I don't see a point in losing access to all my free Xbox 360 games & other Xbox 360 games I had to buy. Its not my fault next current gen consoles also require me to invest in a new TV. I'll get these both eventually after getting a 4K TV.

 

Assuming I don't skip 4K TVs then wait for cheap 8K TVs.

 

Or after I get a Steam Machine that at least sees me settling for a 1080P TV.


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360 is a great console with a huge library of games. It was MS' PS2 essentially and a lot of people are going to have a hard time letting go without backwards compatibility. PS4 has yet to lose to XB1 in monthly sales and its grinding at them. Having first dibs on BF4 content didn't help, and COD first access definitely isn't going to help... Sony locked up Destiny and Watchdog's exclusive content which has clout as they are new IPs. I can see the battle getting nasty for The Division exclusive content.

 

$75 is a lot. Thats a game and a few XBLA titles if you catch a good sale. You're basically getting a game with your console, and its your choice. Its a good marketing strategy by MS, but it shows the state of the console race. They were greedy as hell last gen because they could be, now that has all changed.


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360 is a great console with a huge library of games. It was MS' PS2 essentially and a lot of people are going to have a hard time letting go without backwards compatibility. PS4 has yet to lose to XB1 in monthly sales and its grinding at them. Having first dibs on BF4 content didn't help, and COD first access definitely isn't going to help... Sony locked up Destiny and Watchdog's exclusive content which has clout as they are new IPs. I can see the battle getting nasty for The Division exclusive content.

 

$75 is a lot. Thats a game and a few XBLA titles if you catch a good sale. You're basically getting a game with your console, and its your choice. Its a good marketing strategy by MS, but it shows the state of the console race. They were greedy as hell last gen because they could be, now that has all changed.

 

Or that's at least 24 Games via 1 year of Games With Gold & some left over for DLC.


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If you're going to get both consoles at some point, I'd recommend getting a 1080p tv. Both the Xbox One and PS4 will only support 4k movies and not games from what I've read. Which means any 1080p games played on a 4k tv will look like crap IMO. Have you seen what a PS2 or Gamecube looks like on a HD tv? The higher resolution is not flattering for those old systems because it shows more of the flaws in the quality. I have FF7 for PS3.. not the remastered better graphics FF7 thats on Steam.. nope, its the original PS1 classic. I have never seen pixels so large before. lol.


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