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New Port on Xbox One Controller Makes it Incompatible with Current Gaming Headsets

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a b 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 9:03:52 AM

What is this? Apple?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 9:06:53 AM

it's sounding more and more like I'm getting a PS4 and sticking with my gaming rig
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a b 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 9:07:14 AM

Can people please not buy it? That's the only way Microsoft will stop doing this stuff.
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May 28, 2013 9:08:58 AM

Damn MS. Making me have second thoughts. Maybe PS4 is the way to go.
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May 28, 2013 9:10:01 AM

Two gens of happy XBOX use and now I'm starting to think this will be a third or fourth year purchase after release. Lots of hitches, few really compelling features.
Though, I will say, those of you putting your trust in Sony are likely going to be in for a big letdown as well.
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May 28, 2013 9:10:19 AM

the new port resembles HDMI :) 
Voice Comms, 5.1 and Undisclosed video stream coming through eh WiFi Direct Connection to the controller.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 9:28:15 AM

stevejnb said:
Two gens of happy XBOX use and now I'm starting to think this will be a third or fourth year purchase after release. Lots of hitches, few really compelling features.
Though, I will say, those of you putting your trust in Sony are likely going to be in for a big letdown as well.

I know. I wouldn't expect Sony to offer anything better. Their answer to the Wii controllers and Kinect? Two ice cream cone shaped dildos. Wtf is that? They will offer the greatest potential with regard to the hardware this time around though. The hardware has historically determined who will rise to the top of the console ladder.

I just hope they won't shut off the Xbox live functionality on our 360s, though? I pretty much quit gaming on a console once I experienced the glory that is BFBC2 on PC with a GTX 580. I use my 360 for it's streaming functions now. That's about it. Browsing the web and streaming.
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May 28, 2013 9:29:43 AM

MS copying from Apple, sue them!
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a b 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 9:31:19 AM

tlg said:
MS copying from Apple, sue them!

:lol: 
This is so true. Apple has the patent on screwing people out of their peripherals by changing the connector.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 9:35:08 AM

Really? Because no existing standard can possibly work? 3.5mm, 2.5mm, and USB ( mini or micro ) are all not good enough? Come on, MS, you said all your phones had to use micro-USB, why go proprietary on the XBox headset? I still use my old wired PS2 USB headset. Works on my PS3, computer, and just about anything else.
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May 28, 2013 9:36:31 AM

Dang. MS, stop killing yourself please, it's got BAD over the past few years. I used to think MS was the last hope for the industry and now they've sold out as well. It's a new era of CRAP on the consumer and corporate greed. F'm all.
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May 28, 2013 9:46:04 AM

"Though, I will say, those of you putting your trust in Sony are likely going to be in for a big letdown as well." You are probably right, but at least with the PS3, I could use a USB sound card and get a 3.5mm to 2.5mm mic adapter and use my Xbox turtle beach headphones just fine. I love headphones. I can hear people creeping up on me better than a 5.1 surround sound system. I just don't want to have to replace my pricy headset.
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May 28, 2013 9:49:46 AM

How is this a surprise?! Microshit has been trying to figure out ways to put it's hands in consumers pockets since it's inception!!
Everyone hates on Apple, but I tell you, they don't try to gouge you around every corner!
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May 28, 2013 9:50:03 AM

That's as Microsoft as it gets. Just like the $70 wifi adapter and the proprietary hard drives. I'd probably buy a 360 to play Forza but of course my Logitech steering wheel, which works with both the PS3 and PC, doesn't work with the 360.
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May 28, 2013 9:53:22 AM

Are they just going out of their way to find ways to alienate consumers? Do they really think they will make enough extra money off of some of these licensing fee, et al, to make up for the number of people who will just say f you? Even if all of this stuff is just rumors, you couldn't create this much negative buzz if you tried. Between this and Windows 8, Microsoft sounds like they are trying to find ways to fail.
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May 28, 2013 9:58:25 AM

Wow, what a rip off. Does audio in and out really need a new port design, uh no. Unless, you're trying to screw people out of more money. Apple does that because they target the know nothing rich elitist, it kind of makes sense. This is not the same audience of the Xbox who value, value more and are generally savvy enough to know when they are getting screwed. Bad move Microsoft.
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May 28, 2013 10:02:01 AM

Microsoft is literally trying to convince everyone not to use Windows, Office, and Xbox anymore. Why are you making things so difficult?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 10:15:39 AM

macpeteo said:
How is this a surprise?! Microshit has been trying to figure out ways to put it's hands in consumers pockets since it's inception!!
Everyone hates on Apple, but I tell you, they don't try to gouge you around every corner!

Right, this is nothing like redesigning the iPod housing shape every generation, changing the connector, or anything like that.
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May 28, 2013 10:18:43 AM

Reasons after reasons not to buy this crappy console.
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May 28, 2013 10:20:54 AM

ubercake said:
stevejnb said:
Two gens of happy XBOX use and now I'm starting to think this will be a third or fourth year purchase after release. Lots of hitches, few really compelling features.
Though, I will say, those of you putting your trust in Sony are likely going to be in for a big letdown as well.

I know. I wouldn't expect Sony to offer anything better. Their answer to the Wii controllers and Kinect? Two ice cream cone shaped dildos. Wtf is that? They will offer the greatest potential with regard to the hardware this time around though. The hardware has historically determined who will rise to the top of the console ladder.

I just hope they won't shut off the Xbox live functionality on our 360s, though? I pretty much quit gaming on a console once I experienced the glory that is BFBC2 on PC with a GTX 580. I use my 360 for it's streaming functions now. That's about it. Browsing the web and streaming.


More or less. Sony's performance last gen made me very wary of them, after the relatively hitch free PS2. First off, very expensive console out the gate and the moment they drop the price they get rid of backwards compatibility. After stripping the ability of the console to play old games, they re-release old games in HD - with few to no other updates, so you get to see muddy PS2 textures in HD - at a high cost. Now this gen Sony announces they are breaking the practice of selling the console at a loss in order to provide superior hardware...

Both Sony and MS did a number of things right that the other did wrong last gen. This gen, MS seems to be heading more in the direction of tremendous control and Sony I simply don't trust. I'll probably buy both consoles eventually but, the last gen I waited six years to buy a PS3 after the gong show it turned out to be, and there's a good chance I'll wait that long for both consoles this gen - assuming I'm even interested in consoles that far in the future. The idea of having one as a fairly cohesive media center appeals to me, and the level of integration of MS's console with Windows, the Windows phone, and Windows 8 tablets intrigues me, but simply put, I know my PC is a good focal point for all my devices right now. Do I really need an XBOX, with that being the case? I'm getting too old to really care if I miss a game or two, even ones I do find intriguing.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 10:30:49 AM

As long as the new controller will also work with the PC I do not really care if the port is different or not.
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May 28, 2013 11:00:20 AM

So far, I haven't seen a single reason I SHOULD buy the XB1, and a plethora of reasons why I SHOULDN'T. Now that both MS and Sony have producer strategies that are incompatible with my consumer strategies, it looks like I'm going pure PC from here on out.
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May 28, 2013 11:33:40 AM

Yet another reason to avoid this debacle.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 11:37:15 AM

Anomalyx said:
So far, I haven't seen a single reason I SHOULD buy the XB1, and a plethora of reasons why I SHOULDN'T. Now that both MS and Sony have producer strategies that are incompatible with my consumer strategies, it looks like I'm going pure PC from here on out.


Unfortunately, these things are going to be so affordable for what you get, they're going to sell like hotcakes. There's a reason they take a loss on the hardware. They know they'll make it up in spades in software and service costs.
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a c 284 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 11:38:04 AM

This is shaping up to be one gigantic turd of a console. Way to go Microsoft, you've succeeded in pissing off 95% of the gaming community by doing everything us true gamers hate. Bravo.
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May 28, 2013 11:42:46 AM

Bend over XBox players! MS is gonna give you some "new technology"
roflol!!!
go PC
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May 28, 2013 11:54:54 AM

Yeah that is pretty crappy here Microsoft, why bother changing that when it has worked just fine the whole time you've had headsets for chat? I'm sure I'm with a lot of people who have high end headsets who are pretty ticked off right now. Just got my Turtle Beach 7.1 headset at the end of last year and its really awesome, so nice I can use it for the next Xbox that I was really planning on getting as most of the issues dont bother me too much, but this is another issue that grates on me and is slowly pushing me towards not getting one. E3 hopefully brings the most reasoning behind getting one or the other, I can only do one console this generation and I'm making sure its the right one and if Microsoft keeps going this route, I think Sony is the only one getting my money this time around....one reason being that my headset is bluetooth and should work with the PS4 ;) 
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May 28, 2013 12:06:28 PM

With as many negatives as this new Xbox brings .. they can keep it. I usually buy consoles to play with friends socially when they are over... not even spending a dime on this restricted POS.
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May 28, 2013 12:16:24 PM

The saddest thing is that they'll sell a lot of them, cause most of the consumers are....how to say, i don't want to say stupid, but...you get my point.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 12:22:40 PM

makaveli316 said:
The saddest thing is that they'll sell a lot of them, cause most of the consumers are....how to say, i don't want to say stupid, but...you get my point.


They are going to take the loss on hardware and make it just affordable enough to sell the projected n number of units. People who otherwise can't afford a low to mid-range gaming PC are going to be buying these things up.
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May 28, 2013 12:35:40 PM

I was so looking forward to the next systems. Im not anymore. There is only one feature I find cool on Xbox One and its the instant swapping between apps. Nothing else on there cries to me buy it. I can not judge the PS4 since they didn't actually show a PS4 or any real specs. They showed a controller and pre-recorded video. Xbox and PS4 if they don't start treating customers with respect will go the way of the Atari. Just because you guys were number one at one time doesn't mean a different player won't come along and go here's what gamers want and I just gave it to them. Do I see room in the market for a Android or Apple gaming system. I am not talking Ouya. MS and Sony just gave competitors a chance to break the market open. Nintendo isn't even trying to be creative anymore so there out. Make another Mario put a interesting idea into market that will sell. It hasnt but got to love them trying.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 12:56:44 PM

I can't imagine the port won't be some form of TRS jack; not like it was hard to, say, convert Mini-TRS to standard TRS. I'd be shocked if a $2 adaptor wouldn't solve compatability.
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May 28, 2013 2:32:52 PM

Microsoft is literally trying to convince everyone not to use Windows, Office, and Xbox anymore. Why are you making things so difficult?
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May 28, 2013 2:35:43 PM

This comes as no suprise at all, and hey look the comments are working again
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May 28, 2013 2:39:19 PM

Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U should join a flop gaming club.
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a c 284 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 3:02:09 PM

nevilence said:
This comes as no suprise at all, and hey look the comments are working again


Yeah there was a glitch in the system and the admins were busy fixing it.
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May 28, 2013 3:43:50 PM

ubercake said:
What is this? Apple?


Steve Ballmer did say he wanted Microsoft to be more like Apple.
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a c 284 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 4:43:46 PM

CheesyHotDogPuff said:
M$. Nuff said.


More like M$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. :lol: 
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a b 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 4:47:57 PM

ubercake said:
stevejnb said:
Two gens of happy XBOX use and now I'm starting to think this will be a third or fourth year purchase after release. Lots of hitches, few really compelling features.
Though, I will say, those of you putting your trust in Sony are likely going to be in for a big letdown as well.

I know. I wouldn't expect Sony to offer anything better. Their answer to the Wii controllers and Kinect? Two ice cream cone shaped dildos. Wtf is that? They will offer the greatest potential with regard to the hardware this time around though. The hardware has historically determined who will rise to the top of the console ladder.

I just hope they won't shut off the Xbox live functionality on our 360s, though? I pretty much quit gaming on a console once I experienced the glory that is BFBC2 on PC with a GTX 580. I use my 360 for it's streaming functions now. That's about it. Browsing the web and streaming.


Hardware does not determine the ultimate console winner, games do.
Nintendo beat out the PS/PS1, and literally killed many other more advanced platforms because they had a solid a wide game base that others did not have. PS2 beat everyone at the time because they had the games when Nintendo was pushing rehashes. The Wii had the most unit sales, but had weak games sales (especially if you discount hardware bundled games like Wii Sports or Sports Resort), often being beaten or matched by the other 2 consoles on new launches, and always falling behind after title releases, even though the others had a small fraction of the install base. In the end this last gen the PS3 had the better hardware, but the x360 had the game sales and most active user base because they had the solid game lineup which I think puts them as the winner of that console war.
This time around it looks like PS4 is the early lead in the media battle, but we have not seen what it looks like, we do not have a price tag, and we do not know what the One's title lineup is yet, or how popular the new IPs are going to be. Personally I do not have a horse in this race as I did not buy a console last gen, and do not intend to buy one this time around either. I am only following it to see how it will affect PC gaming, and what kind of GPU I need to be looking at for my next upgrade to play the next round of 'next gen gaming'. But if I was a betting man I would be backing Sony with the info I have today, but I would not think that they have it in the bag yet.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 28, 2013 5:42:02 PM

another reason why windows based pc's are vastly better than consoles.
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May 28, 2013 6:17:32 PM

CaedenV said:


Hardware does not determine the ultimate console winner, games do.
Nintendo beat out the PS/PS1, and literally killed many other more advanced platforms because they had a solid a wide game base that others did not have. PS2 beat everyone at the time because they had the games when Nintendo was pushing rehashes. The Wii had the most unit sales, but had weak games sales (especially if you discount hardware bundled games like Wii Sports or Sports Resort), often being beaten or matched by the other 2 consoles on new launches, and always falling behind after title releases, even though the others had a small fraction of the install base. In the end this last gen the PS3 had the better hardware, but the x360 had the game sales and most active user base because they had the solid game lineup which I think puts them as the winner of that console war.


Not sure I agree with you on the general idea of this post. If games were the be-all end-all of a console's success, the Dreamcast would have dominated the PS2, seeing as it had a *far* superior lineup for the first portion of the PS2's life. What's more, the PS/PS1 beat the Nintendo 64 quite handily for sales when all was said and done, and it was rather up in the air as to which system actually had the better games. And the most recent example of the Wii - it still has a larger install base than the PS3/XBOX 360 while it undeniably had fewer quality titles over all when compared to the other two system.

I think I may have misunderstood your point when all was said and done. Are you talking about quality games? Marketable games? Volume of games? Frankly, console success seems to be the product of a lot of factors which all boil down to public perception in the final estimation. Hardware and quality of games fall by the wayside to what is the "in" console at the moment.
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May 28, 2013 11:46:32 PM

Thus the reason ive been Gaming on the PC since the N64 came out....
have fun with your $600.00 console, ill just buy mabey a $150.00 graphics card and a few more GIG of RAM, all my old perhiperals will likely work and i can still run my favorite games from as far back 1996. and it can do many things even the next-generation consoles STILL cant. LONG LIVE THE PC!
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May 28, 2013 11:57:05 PM

What about the Steam Box? I'm honestly all for the idea of it because it will attract a larger audience to standard PC hardware. I will still have my own rigs but if hundreds of thousands more people are playing on Steam then more developers will build games for it and we all win. It will certainly make a dent on the money hungry proprietary crap the console companies are pushing.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 29, 2013 5:13:02 AM

Seriously Microsoft, Fu*k you!!
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May 29, 2013 5:35:22 AM

WHAT THEY SAID - "We are working with 3rd party headset manufacturers to create new headsets that will take full advantage of the Xbox One technology."
WHAT THEY MEAN - "We are working with 3rd party headset manufacturers to create new headsets that will take full advantage of the consumer wallet."
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May 29, 2013 4:55:53 PM

Jesus, one bad design decision after another from Microsoft.
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May 30, 2013 10:22:40 AM

My condolences to all those Xbox fans out there as a PC gamer that's the most i can do for you...so Xbox one is not compatible with 360 games or 360 controllers or 3.5mm microphones and headphones...i wouldn't be surprised if they say it's not compatible with HDMI either and you would have to buy an Adapter or Special type of LED screen for it...
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May 30, 2013 5:09:04 PM

If my $300+ Turtle Beach headset can't plug into the Xbox One, then I will not be buying an Xbox One. What a load of shit...M$ should stop following in Apples bad ways and think more about games and gamers since that is what their console is meant for!
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