So, who's making the move tonight?

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So, who's making the move tonight?

I am less than 12 hours away from placing my hands on Xbox One, as I'm sure many others here are, too.  I have a hurdle to overcome, but I'm sure it will be rectified by midnight (I didn't receive my coupon from Gamestop to upgrade for $10 and am basically fighting with PowerUpRewards to get it fixed.  If not, the store said they would take care of me, so at least there's that.)

Anyway, who's making the switch tonight?  I'm excited/curious to see if it plays better/different on the One than it does on the 360.  I know the graphics look better and it appears it will be easier to find people camping in dark corners. 

Finally, are you going to move over to the One board when you make the move, stay here, or both?  I've posted a few times over there, but it's basically crickets at this point.  I'm hoping that in the next few days several of us will start posting over there more regularly and it will become a thriving community as well.

(I know this is a bit 'off topic' Foxhound, but it's not completely off topic.  So hopefully you won't move it.  Just excited about getting my One tonight and curious about others thoughts and feelings on the matter. )

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Re: So, who's making the move tonight?

in reply to squirrelness

With all the issues both new consoles have I plan on waiting until they get the bugs out.

Xbox 1 has a issue with headsets as there is currently no surround sound so your expensive headset is worthless on the new systems. I want to say ps4 same deal.

There are no dedicated servers at this present time for any gaming platform.

There is a long list but I brought up what is most important to me

I honestly feel both new consoles were rushed and that means I wont be rushing to grab one especially considering how slow they are to fix things.

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Re: So, who's making the move tonight?

in reply to NadeGoBoom

Interesting. My headset works fine.

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Re: So, who's making the move tonight?

in reply to gotsomestars

There are ZERO headsets like the Turtle Beaches or Astro's that are compatible with the XBOX One. The Turtle Beach XO4 and XO7 were supposed to be released with the console on the 22nd but issues arose and now they are saying January possibly February.

What I am doing is using my X31's since they are plugged into my Audio Out on my tv for surround sound, and then placing the included headset on the outside of my neck with the mic over my ear for chat. Kind of cumbersome, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

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Re: So, who's making the move tonight?

in reply to propipe

Interesting, I tried to use the audio out from my TV last night to hook up my x32s and it didn't work.  That's why I ordered the digital optical to rca converter.  But it won't be here for a week or so.  :/  And I'll do something similar to you for chat.  Not exactly optimal, but it'll get the job done. 

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Re: So, who's making the move tonight?

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myevo8you wrote:



There are ZERO headsets like the Turtle Beaches or Astro's that are compatible with the XBOX One. The Turtle Beach XO4 and XO7 were supposed to be released with the console on the 22nd but issues arose and now they are saying January possibly February.



What I am doing is using my X31's since they are plugged into my Audio Out on my tv for surround sound, and then placing the included headset on the outside of my neck with the mic over my ear for chat. Kind of cumbersome, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do.


I'm doing exactly this. Headset pumping voice through speakers and XO Chat set around the neck for regular chatting.

Astro put out this statement on Facebook. I'm a total Facebook n00b btw. I don't know how to link to the specific post for sourcing.


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ASTRO Gaming still provides a Dolby® Headphone 7.1 experience on the Xbox One – even from a stereo input.



Microsoft’s decision to drop Dolby® encoding on their SPDIF output at launch does have ramifications for ASTRO’s products. While our products do not process DTS signals, we do have on-board Dolby® encoding in both our A50 Wireless Transmitter as well as our Wired MixAmp™ Pro. An Xbox One gamer will need to select Stereo output for game audio, but our MixAmps will process that stereo signal with Dolby ProLogic II and encode it with Dolby® Headphone – *the* gold standard for simulated 7.1 Surround Sound for gaming headphones.



So have no fear gamers, your ASTRO’s will still provide a Dolby® Digital Surround experience no matter what your console choice.



You can read more about Dolby Laboratories Headphone here (http://www.dolby.com/us/en/consumer/technology/home-theater/dolby-headphone.html).


If you have an older Mixamp, not a 2013/2012 PRO, then Astro states in the comments that it is supported.

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Re: So, who's making the move tonight?

in reply to NadeGoBoom

I have an expensive gaming headset (actually two, one for the wife, haha) and I think I've figured out a work around.  I ordered a digital optical to rca converter today for $13.99.  Then I can use the Toslink to get at least the game sounds from my headset.

Granted, I still won't be able to chat because of the proprietary plug, but if I don't want to use Kinect for that I can figure out a way to get the wired mono headset to work with my Turtle Beaches.

Having said all of this I understand waiting.  I'm sure that in a few months a lot of bugs will be worked out, but considering I volunteered for the last few dashboard betas helping them discover and fix issues isn't a huge deal for me.  I feel like I'm contributing in a small way, haha.

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Re: So, who's making the move tonight?

in reply to NadeGoBoom

The dedicated servers for the hybrid system are going live tomorrow. Practically everyone already knows this because people have been whining about how IW lied to the playerbase ever since Ghost launched.

As for the subject at large, no, I won't be switching. None of the games on the next gen are worth investing in until at least next year.

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Re: So, who's making the move tonight?

in reply to Kandagawa

That's fair.  We honestly thought about waiting for a while, but circumstances (and also not worrying so much about being a test subject, haha) kind of pushed us to pre-ordering one.  We'll be moving to Germany for a year on January 9th and I was worried about being able to get one while there.  And while I figured I would eventually be able to land one there, I didn't want to miss the Titanfall release (at the time of my pre-order of the One we didn't have a release date yet.)

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Re: So, who's making the move tonight?

in reply to squirrelness

Have fun with it! A few other people I know that are waiting call early adopters the new QA staff as a joke

I might have picked up one of the systems had Watch Dogs not been pushed back since it was the only earlier title I was interested in.

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