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Xbox One Can't Stand Vertically Due to Disc Drive

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September 20, 2013 10:07:00 AM

buy digital copies... problem solved...
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September 20, 2013 10:16:24 AM

3 rod of death, you can't get this on tower mod... so who buys this will have alot of problem... i will wait to see... and laught HARD.
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September 20, 2013 10:33:19 AM

I Think i have bought my last Console. I have three 360's so i should be set for a long time. I have a high end PC so that will keep me busy as well.
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September 20, 2013 10:37:13 AM

Avus said:
buy digital copies... problem solved...


I thought that MS gave up on that after all of the fuss over check ins. Are they still doing the digital downloads?
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September 20, 2013 10:42:36 AM

mcd, they already do digital copies with the 360. Even if their XB1 policies change for how they handle them, it's extremely unlikely that they'll outright get rid of them.
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September 20, 2013 10:42:49 AM

so... the gist of what microsoft is saying that their XBone(R) console can't get it up and they're making limp excuses. all in one pcs have vertically oriented slot loading o.d.d.
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September 20, 2013 10:46:17 AM

I'm not too sure which console will I go for. PS4 is more powerful but the kinect on XB is a big deal for me.
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September 20, 2013 10:58:27 AM

Sony should do another video making fun of this like they did about the sharing games with friends

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September 20, 2013 11:22:40 AM

Crap... I will stick with my PC gaming or get PS4 and then add water cooler...

Dual Xeon, Quad SLI, 256GB RAM, 6TB SSD, with 60" TV....
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September 20, 2013 11:24:15 AM

I'm sorry but thats just ghetto right there. It's going to be 2014 and this is what Micro$oft brings to the table?
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September 20, 2013 11:29:57 AM

sean1357 said:
Crap... I will stick with my PC gaming or get PS4 and then add water cooler...

Dual Xeon, Quad SLI, 256GB RAM, 6TB SSD, with 60" TV....


We need ps 10 or xbox 10000 to be best than your serverside
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September 20, 2013 11:48:43 AM

I smell something scratching!
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September 20, 2013 12:16:25 PM

While being able to stand the console up would be a great option I don't think its a deal breaker. Personally, I'm a PS guy, but with GTA 5 out I don't see myself needing a new console for a long time.
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September 20, 2013 12:58:49 PM

I can guarantee you that a large proportion will try to vertically stand their console. The fact that they said do it at your own risk means they haven't even properly tested it to see if that causes damage. That is totally irresponsible. It's unbelievable how stupid Microsoft is. How are they a successful business? Vendor lock-in; that's all.
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September 20, 2013 1:05:33 PM

mobrocket said:
Sony should do another video making fun of this like they did about the sharing games with friends



Have you seen the PS4? That doesn't look like something that's meant to stand up. Nor have they ever designed the PlayStation that way.

I think having it stand up is useless anyways, I won't miss it
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September 20, 2013 1:30:59 PM

It's fairly obvious they're trying to drive home a particular theme for this device. I doubt there is any functional reason that the optical drive itself will not function turned 90 degrees. I just think they have a specific vision of how they want the console to be set up, didn't test it for alternatives, and are simply saying "we don't know, we're not sure, so give it a shot if you want". Wasn't planning on getting one anyway (obviously not gonna quibble over this) but positioning consoles vertical is just a plain and simple space saving option. I'm sure they'll do it with XBOne ver. 2.0. It really can't be that difficult to pull off if there is some sort of functional issue.
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September 20, 2013 1:52:27 PM

John Bauer said:

Have you seen the PS4? That doesn't look like something that's meant to stand up. Nor have they ever designed the PlayStation that way.

I think having it stand up is useless anyways, I won't miss it



Actually, the PS2 and PS3 were designed to stand vertical as well. Evidence is in the fact that the PS logo could be physically altered between the two orientations so that PS is always upright whether the system is set vertically or horizontally.
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September 20, 2013 2:56:56 PM

Yeah I agree with the article. My PS3 has been standing vertically since 2009. I've never had a problem with it playing video games or blu-ray movies. I don't see a reason why it shouldn't work vertically.
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September 20, 2013 3:02:25 PM

FFH, they didn't say you couldn't do it, just it's at your own risk - if something goes wrong and it chews up a Bluray movie don't say they didn't warn you
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September 20, 2013 3:25:05 PM

John Bauer

If the PS4 should not stand vertically and is shaped so that it cannot stand in that orientation anyway, then that is responsible design, but if it shouldn't stand vertically and it can stand in a vertical orientation, then that is totally stupidly irresponsible design.

back_by_demand

There is something wrong with you if you think this constitutes adequate warning. If the Xbox One does what you say then they have the right to sue Microsoft. Microsoft should be in a feces blizzard like when the scratched disks and RROD happened with the Xbox 360. Maybe you should go work for Microsoft to help fly them into the ground totally vertically to finish them off once and for all while minimizing collateral damage.
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September 20, 2013 4:52:49 PM

Quality tv stands aren't designed to accommodate vertical orientation anyway... horizontal is the standard imho, and vertical is the exception for those rare cases it works out for someone.
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September 20, 2013 5:15:20 PM

@clonazepam: Agreed. In fact, it makes me laugh when I see someone with a nice TV stand with an empty space, yet for some reason their xbox360 is sitting vertically to the left or right side of the TV...
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September 20, 2013 5:25:51 PM

Indignant spectic, a Winnabago has cruise control but one time a guy got up while driving to go in the back and make a cup of coffee. After he survived the multicar freeway crash he successfully sued the Winnabago company because the user manual did not specifically state that the cruise control wouldn't drive for him. This led to all user manuals being recalled and reissued with the amendment. So of course I don't expect any level of forewarning to avert suing because that's all people know, to do something possible, but advised against, then blaming the manufacturer for doing something stupid they were told not to. Why don't you feed a hosepipe from your car exhaust through the window and run the engine for a while too, that's possible but advised against too but at least I won't have to listen to your idiotic anti-Microsoft rant again.
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September 20, 2013 5:45:05 PM

Even though the 360 can do vertical, I always put it on horizontal due to fear of scratching the discs :/ 
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September 20, 2013 8:09:07 PM

deftonian said:
John Bauer said:

Have you seen the PS4? That doesn't look like something that's meant to stand up. Nor have they ever designed the PlayStation that way.

I think having it stand up is useless anyways, I won't miss it



Actually, the PS2 and PS3 were designed to stand vertical as well. Evidence is in the fact that the PS logo could be physically altered between the two orientations so that PS is always upright whether the system is set vertically or horizontally.


I learn something new every day
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September 20, 2013 10:30:15 PM

What kind of crappy slot loading drives is MS buying. Because the PS3 fat and slim, iMac's and Wii's and wiiu's have no problem running vertically.
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September 21, 2013 12:00:05 AM

Just another case of where the Xbox One can't stand up to its competition...
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September 21, 2013 12:54:57 AM

back_by_demand

Your comparison is ridiculous. I hope Microsoft gets in trouble again. They have angered me too many times now.
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September 21, 2013 1:54:14 AM

Well.. for 500 dollars you can build a better PC than xBox one. Don't believe me? Look at this one right here.

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Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1G1QH/by_merchant/
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Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
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Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($21.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($33.00 @ Newegg)
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Had it been PS4, then things would be different. But xbox is clearly overpriced in my opinion.

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September 21, 2013 2:03:29 AM

^^ fx6300 + radeon 7870 with only a cx430w? can it fit xbone(R)'s case? no? where are the near-machine level software optimizations? the psu is inadequate, thers's no room for o.c. fx6300's stock gaming performance isn't that good in cpu-demanding situations.

edit: you're comparing those components' current price (after multiple price drops) to the console components' launch price. why not be fair and try comparing launch prices of both, see if they still fit? :D 
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September 21, 2013 5:26:59 AM

^^ That was just by mistake and it has been corrected. There was one part left over from the build I previously planned for someone else, hence got mixed up. It has been updated with OCZ 550W Fatal1ty PSU.
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September 21, 2013 5:45:56 PM

John Bauer said:
mobrocket said:
Sony should do another video making fun of this like they did about the sharing games with friends



Have you seen the PS4? That doesn't look like something that's meant to stand up. Nor have they ever designed the PlayStation that way.

I think having it stand up is useless anyways, I won't miss it


The PS4 can be used vertically, Sony will even have a vertical stand on sale.
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September 21, 2013 10:56:40 PM

xbone cant get it up vertically... try viagra lol
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September 22, 2013 5:29:52 AM

On the plus side, it is a flat rectangular thing which makes it somewhat more stackable.

I miss the days where nearly all AV equipment was 18" wide. Everything stacked neatly with just about anything else.
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September 23, 2013 2:15:38 PM

deftonian said:
John Bauer said:

Have you seen the PS4? That doesn't look like something that's meant to stand up. Nor have they ever designed the PlayStation that way.

I think having it stand up is useless anyways, I won't miss it



Actually, the PS2 and PS3 were designed to stand vertical as well. Evidence is in the fact that the PS logo could be physically altered between the two orientations so that PS is always upright whether the system is set vertically or horizontally.

Don't forget the rubber feet that were on both the bottom and side, intentionally supporting both orientations.


cpatel1987 said:
@clonazepam: Agreed. In fact, it makes me laugh when I see someone with a nice TV stand with an empty space, yet for some reason their xbox360 is sitting vertically to the left or right side of the TV...


A vertical orientation exposes more surface area to surrounding air, aiding in cooling. Considering how many 360s died to heat overload . . .
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September 23, 2013 5:00:20 PM

slomo4sho said:
Just another case of where the Xbox One can't stand up to its competition...


RedJaron said:
deftonian said:
John Bauer said:

Have you seen the PS4? That doesn't look like something that's meant to stand up. Nor have they ever designed the PlayStation that way.

I think having it stand up is useless anyways, I won't miss it



Actually, the PS2 and PS3 were designed to stand vertical as well. Evidence is in the fact that the PS logo could be physically altered between the two orientations so that PS is always upright whether the system is set vertically or horizontally.

Don't forget the rubber feet that were on both the bottom and side, intentionally supporting both orientations.


cpatel1987 said:
@clonazepam: Agreed. In fact, it makes me laugh when I see someone with a nice TV stand with an empty space, yet for some reason their xbox360 is sitting vertically to the left or right side of the TV...


A vertical orientation exposes more surface area to surrounding air, aiding in cooling. Considering how many 360s died to heat overload . . .


I see people that say "After 6 360s, I did stopped buying them" I must be an outlier, because my Day one 360 lasted me near 8 years, in the horizontal orientation. It was on probably 18 hours a day for 8 years. NEVER had a problem.
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September 24, 2013 11:33:57 AM

John Bauer said:
I see people that say "After 6 360s, I did stopped buying them" I must be an outlier, because my Day one 360 lasted me near 8 years, in the horizontal orientation. It was on probably 18 hours a day for 8 years. NEVER had a problem.

I've been a lucky consumer on a few things as well, but I don't discount others' experience. My first-gen PS3 has been going strong for nearly six years, even with long F@H sessions ( obviously in the past. ) My brother has gone through three 360s so far as I know ( and he had to hammer on MS service to get some fixed when they sent them back untouched. )
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September 24, 2013 11:42:47 AM

"Gamers don't have a life, because they choose to have many."

John, I have to ask... Do you really believe this, or do you consider it a rationalization? I ask this as someone who has dumped thousands upon thousands of hours into games since I started over two decades ago.
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November 21, 2013 1:47:09 PM

ive jst got xbox1 and it wont let me load the disc jst goes half way and starts making weird noise ararara so pissed off
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