I can't see how not showing the Next Xbox at Gdc is a "mistake"? Microsoft have already announced a huge event in April that's garnered to gather as much interest in their new product as possible, so why would they spend all that money getting that ready, only to show it off at some other multiplatform gaming conference where they would have less of an impact and have to share the limelight with other projects?
Regardless, I'm very skeptical indeed about what M$ have to offer - my guess it that is will be a media hub Kinect crap fest, so am eagerly anticipating the big event. I'm also still waiting for Sony to clarify the used games thing after they were repeatedly asked if the games required a one-off "online pass" to work, and repeatedly dodged the question every single time. They said the console doesn't have to be "always connected" to play games, but they didn't elaborate on whether there would need to be an initial connection to verify any online activation requirement either for a new game or secondhand. I'm also awaiting clarification on the "motion bar" thing as Sony said the controller is designed to be used in conjunction with it, but yet again didn't elaborate when asked if they had to be used together at all times or if it was strictly optional. Reading between the lines it seem obvious that both the "online pass" and "motion bar" will be mandatory, but I wish to know these things for certain before deciding whether to even bother with next gen.
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