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Old 05-13-12, 02:55 PM   #4176
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

Awoke to an email of all of my account stuff being finalized and fixed and a code for my 3000 stolen points. So about a 48 hour turnaround for them. And on a weekend. Pretty damn fantastic actually.
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Old 05-14-12, 12:43 AM   #4177
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Awoke to an email of all of my account stuff being finalized and fixed and a code for my 3000 stolen points. So about a 48 hour turnaround for them. And on a weekend. Pretty damn fantastic actually.
WOW!

Guess these are the days to get your account hijacked. Apparently.
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Old 05-14-12, 08:16 AM   #4178
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

Good turn around, mine took 6 weeks and I had to call at the 6th week to get my account reinstated. I hate that they make you keep a CC on record and have since used one of those Visa gift cards with about $0.80 left on it for my CC on record.
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Old 05-14-12, 08:33 AM   #4179
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

No credit card on file here. I called and asked them to remove it.
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Old 05-14-12, 09:47 AM   #4180
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

I didn't think anyone has had problems with hackers accessing credit info. I thought it was just stealing existing ms points. Or am I missing something?
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Old 05-14-12, 10:47 AM   #4181
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

If you have a credit card on file they can buy more points to buy shit in Fifa. Credit info specifically, no, but they can run up a nice credit card bill just buying MS points.
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Old 05-15-12, 02:55 PM   #4182
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And yes, they are exclusive to those stores.
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Old 05-15-12, 02:57 PM   #4183
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

Are those colors right? Seems like they really missed the obvious exclusives
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Old 05-15-12, 02:58 PM   #4184
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

I was going to post that. I'm going to GS this week.
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Old 05-15-12, 03:06 PM   #4185
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Are those colors right? Seems like they really missed the obvious exclusives
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. At least give GameStop the red one and let Best Buy and Walmart fight it out to see who gets the blue one.

BTW, the text for the silver one at the Microsoft Store link indicates that the Play & Charge Cable is included. But they have it for $59.99. So either they're charging $5 more because their SKU has the cable, or they all have the cable, and they're $5 more at the MS Store because the MS Store is a bunch of dicks.
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Old 05-15-12, 03:58 PM   #4186
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

From Sunday: http://www.joystiq.com/2012/05/13/st...hing-video-ad/

I wonder about this part:

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In March, Microsoft announced that Xbox 360 owners use the console more for its entertainment apps than for any actual gaming purposes, spending more than half of their Xbox time on Netflix and other music and video applications.
How will that impact the next gen console?
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Old 05-15-12, 04:47 PM   #4187
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From Sunday: http://www.joystiq.com/2012/05/13/st...hing-video-ad/

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In March, Microsoft announced that Xbox 360 owners use the console more for its entertainment apps than for any actual gaming purposes, spending more than half of their Xbox time on Netflix and other music and video applications.
How will that impact the next gen console?
Keep in mind that it's a percentage. So the amount of time people are playing games on Xbox hasn't necessarily decreased, but rather the amount of time people are watching videos on it has increased. I'm guessing that people are turning to Netflix on their Xbox for their "TV time," when they previously would've turned the Xbox off and watched network or cable TV instead.

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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/ente...inity-mlb.html
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Yusuf Mehdi, who heads up marketing and strategy for Microsoft's Xbox business, said households now spend an average of 84 hours a month on the Xbox Live online service playing games, watching videos and listening to music. That's up 30% from a year ago. Just over half that time is spent on videos and music.

By comparison, the average household spend about 150 hours a month watching television.

"What we're seeing is that people are turning on the Xbox to play games and then keeping it on afterwards to get other types of entertainment," Mehdi said.

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Old 05-15-12, 05:06 PM   #4188
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

It's possible that data might be a little skewed as well - you have be Gold and online to use those entertainment apps, but you don't have to be online to play games. Maybe the living room xbox is used for Netflix and Hulu, instead of watching regular TV; but the other three Xboxes in the house are gaming-only and are used offline.
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Old 05-15-12, 05:42 PM   #4189
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

Cool, I was just searching Amazon for those controllers over the weekend. Now I see why I couldn't find them. And at missing the color/store tie-in.
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Old 05-29-12, 12:19 PM   #4190
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

So it looks like the Amazon Instant Video app is finally going to be on the Xbox. The most noticeable feature was a "watchlist" which is your Queue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg72Y...ure=plpp_video
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Old 05-29-12, 01:19 PM   #4191
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

Larry Hryb mentioned on his Twitter feed that the Amazon app can be downloaded today.

I wonder if this app will hurt some of Zune's business.
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Old 05-29-12, 01:42 PM   #4192
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

I had a Gold membership last year, but didn't find it worth the cost. (I don't really do any online gaming.) An addition like this, though, makes me reconsider resubscribing. Hopefully a good sale will come along.

The watchlist feature is long overdue for Prime. The press release from Amazon said you can organize it from your Xbox AND the web, so I guess they're finally adding that function to the site. (I haven't checked yet.)
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Old 05-29-12, 07:00 PM   #4193
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Larry Hryb mentioned on his Twitter feed that the Amazon app can be downloaded today.

I wonder if this app will hurt some of Zune's business.
Welp, this might finally be what pushes me over the edge to get Amazon Prime. Very nice indeed.
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Old 05-29-12, 07:22 PM   #4194
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Welp, this might finally be what pushes me over the edge to get Amazon Prime. Very nice indeed.
Last time i had a subscription to Prime the video selection was underwhelming. Has that changed?
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Old 05-29-12, 07:23 PM   #4195
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Welp, this might finally be what pushes me over the edge to get Amazon Prime. Very nice indeed.
There are two reasons to get Amazon Prime : Free two day shipping for you and four of your relatives, and also for free monthly book rentals on an official Kindle device. Their streaming selection is pitiful and unnecessary if you already have Netflix. I'm not sure they stream anything that Netflix doesn't.
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Old 05-29-12, 09:11 PM   #4196
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So it looks like the Amazon Instant Video app is finally going to be on the Xbox. The most noticeable feature was a "watchlist" which is your Queue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg72Y...ure=plpp_video
And they are offering a free month of Xbox Live:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/promo...-gold-for-free
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Old 05-29-12, 09:56 PM   #4197
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There are two reasons to get Amazon Prime : Free two day shipping for you and four of your relatives, and also for free monthly book rentals on an official Kindle device. Their streaming selection is pitiful and unnecessary if you already have Netflix. I'm not sure they stream anything that Netflix doesn't.
The Prime Instant Videos aren't great by any means, but I think the main draw for this new app is for those who purchase TV shows and rent movies from them and the ability to stream them on the console. I look at this app as a more of an alternative to the Zune store, which requires you to buy the MS points. This one you can just do your usual business on Amazon's website.
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Old 05-29-12, 11:57 PM   #4198
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There are two reasons to get Amazon Prime : Free two day shipping for you and four of your relatives, and also for free monthly book rentals on an official Kindle device. Their streaming selection is pitiful and unnecessary if you already have Netflix. I'm not sure they stream anything that Netflix doesn't.
I agree that the Prime Streaming selection is weak and doesn't compare to Netflix. But it's not totally worthless. While the two services offer many of the same titles, there's quite a few good movies/shows exclusive to Prime.

I think all those Paramount movies that were just added to Prime aren't available on Netflix. And I watch a couple British TV shows that aren't on Netflix.
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Old 05-30-12, 12:06 PM   #4199
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Microsoft should have bought out Netflix years ago and scrapped the Zune marketplace. I don't see why anyone would still be using that service.
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Old 05-30-12, 12:44 PM   #4200
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Am I missing something or is the FF/REW feature on Amazon Video pretty much useless since there's no way to view what you're fast forwarding to, just a timestamp that advances.
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