Microsoft has just announced that a Kinect-less version of the Xbox One is coming to retailer stores beginning June 9th. The new Xbox One without Kinect is now available for order and will ship for a new, low price of $399 starting June 9th.

Microsoft has also announced that entertainment apps on Xbox One and Xbox 360 will no longer require Xbox Live Gold starting in June.

Microsoft has also revealed the new Games with Gold for the month of June and confirmed that Xbox One Games with Gold will be starting June.

Here’s Microsoft’s press release:

First, beginning on June 9th, in all markets where Xbox One is sold, we will offer Xbox One starting at $399*. This is a new console option that does not include Kinect. For $399, our new Xbox One offering will continue to deliver access to the best blockbuster games like “Titanfall,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Dead Rising 3,” and the upcoming “Watch Dogs,” “Destiny” and “Sunset Overdrive.” You will also be able to access popular entertainment apps, such as Twitch, YouTube, and Netflix, as well as watch live TV and use OneGuide. Finally, you will continue to be able to use many of the unique features of Xbox One including the ability to get game invites while you watch TV, switch between games and entertainment apps, enjoy Twitch broadcasts, and upload your favorite gaming moments.

-Next, we’re bringing more value to Xbox Live Gold members and offering all Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners access to entertainment apps whether or not you have an Xbox Live Gold membership. In early June, here is what you can expect from the new generation of Xbox Live:

-Free games with Games with Gold**. Since Games with Gold launched on Xbox 360 a year ago, over 12 million people have enjoyed great free games, resulting in nearly 200 million hours of free fun playing Games with Gold titles. We’ve been learning from your feedback and have focused on making improvements each month to the selection of titles. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Games with Gold for Xbox 360 and as a thank you for helping shape this program, members will receive an additional free Xbox 360 game in June. The Games with Gold titles for Xbox 360 in June are “Dark Souls,” “Charlie Murder” and a bonus game of “Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.” We’re pleased to bring Games with Gold to Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One in June. Members will have subscription-based access to free games ranging from top hits to breaking indie stars. The program will launch on Xbox One with “Max: The Curse of Brotherhood” and “Halo: Spartan Assault.” A single Gold membership will get you access to the free games for both Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Exclusive Discounts. Deals with Gold will also launch for Xbox One in June, delivering discounts for great games each month, with significant savings for Xbox Live Gold members. The first titles offered in June will include “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Ryse: Son of Rome,” and a few other surprises. In the coming months, we will offer significant savings of up to 50 – 75 percent off certain titles. This program will continue to be available for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox 360. And new on Xbox One, we will launch a virtual VIP room exclusive to Xbox Live Gold members where we will feature free games, monthly deals, and other great benefits.

Popular entertainment apps will be available for all Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners. Xbox 360 has been a leader in delivering entertainment experiences for years, with over 170 global entertainment apps and experiences available today. We’re constantly adding new partners and experiences to the growing catalog on Xbox One. Coming in June, anyone with an Xbox will be able to access popular entertainment experiences – whether or not you have an Xbox Live Gold membership. This includes great gaming apps like Machinima, Twitch and Upload, popular video services like Netflix, Univision Deportes, GoPro, Red Bull TV and HBO GO, sports experiences like the NFL app for Xbox One, MLB.TV, NBA Game Time, NHL Game Center and more.*** Microsoft experiences including Internet Explorer, Skype, OneDrive and OneGuide will also be available to all Xbox customers.**** You can find a full list of apps and features that will be available below.

SOURCE: Xbox

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  • Guest

    And this is on CharlieINTEL because……? I thought this was a CoD website no offence, not an Xbox one, I guess you just want them clicks…don’t blame you

    • ACE

      da fuk is ur problem

    • ObV Swift

      Call of duty is played on Xbox One and 360.

      • TheShadowReaper

        FPS games are played on the PC. period.

        • You mean the what 25-35k? Console I know there is around 70k atleast…

          • Guzzo

            Ignore TheShadowReaper, he doesn’t talk any sense.

        • Killer!

          Even though CoD the biggest FPS out there is played more on consoles and the 360 the most? You comment is invalid.

          • TheShadowReaper

            and? do you play on a keyboard and mouse? no. then you’re not playing a FPS game correctly. they are played with a keyboard and mouse if you want the full experience.

        • Tb

          STFU about your PC. I swear, make love with it cunt… Jeez

    • NeonPhyzics

      …you mad bro?

    • Keshav Bhat

      Cause a) this is freaking breaking news for games industry to see Microsoft backtrack on their marketing “Kinect is part of the console” b) CoD is associated more and more with Xbox with the marketing deal and c) why not?

      • Sup3r Solider

        Always great to see one of the editors in the chat section as well, keep up the great work man

      • TheShadowReaper

        wow, who would have thought that someone would blame you Keshav for bringing news of the industry…

      • Josh

        On the third line you put ‘connect’ when it should be kinect.

    • [email protected]

      This has everything to do with CharlieINTEL and I saw it here first so kudos for informing the gaming community!

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      How does it hurt you? You could have just ignored it. Guess you just wanted that attention.

  • ACE

    GREAT NEWS!

  • The Pope

    still gonna be overpriced in Britain compared to the rest of the world. if it isnt though, it would be around £240 if you converted it from usd to gbp

    • NamesAtK

      Im calling about £310 – £330 at best.

      • Kyle Evans

        $350 it will be

        • The Pope

          it wont be 350 DOLLARS. and It is £380 now even though they said that they dropped the price to £350.

  • miguel

    im actually considering the xbox one now.. theyve been makin some good changes

    • Baldmanz_RAGE

      Don’t do it, PS4 is a better machine!

      • MichiganerE

        Don’t listen to this fanboy! It’s YOUR money, remember that!

        • Baldmanz_RAGE

          So by telling him not to listen to me you are then telling him to purchase the xbox. Who’s the fanboy now. Just kidding, I couldn’t give two shits which system they buy.

          • ObV Swift

            Please, use your grammar wisely. It would be COULDN’T give two shits, not COULD. Using ”could” implies that you do actually give a shit. Also, any number ten and under you should spell out not use the actual number.

            EDIT- He fixed that shitty grammar.

          • Baldmanz_RAGE

            All fixed.

    • Psychomaggot105

      Do it, do it, do it.

    • jordanxbrookes

      That’s because Phil Spencer is in charge. Phil is love, Phil is life.

      • kyr95

        Shrek is love, Shrek is life.

      • TheMostManlyMan

        Phil said that people can cast all the blame at him all they want, Phil is a beast, just like the other Phil, Coulson that is.

      • Grenada!

        Phil is a good guy and I’m glad he’s in charge of Xbox. He’s also all about the games and a gamer himself.

    • fires

      they finally are being smart about it and dropping the kinect, but you should really consider console based on preference, like exclusives, not purely money, but 100 dollars is 100 dollars

    • ccrows

      “Overall” I’m a fan of Microsoft, but it’s been a tough year for them.

      Consumers want “OPTIONS”.

      Whether it’s Kinect, used games, internet, or even a start menu in Windows 8 – consumers want options.

      As for the Kinect, make that killer app, and people will buy it…

      • OscarTheTitan

        I agree man! The reason I didn’t like the Xbox One was because it felt as though they have turning into Apple 😛 No real options, you just have to *puts on sunglasses* Deal with it 😀

  • Daniel M

    GF sony

  • ObV Swift

    Does anybody notice that Titanfall comes before Cod: Ghosts in the description.

    • jooker-jr

      HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED !

  • Zarky

    Will probably end up getting the one with kinect for the sake of it… Isn’t it only like £20-30 more or something?

  • Clout Lord

    Mehh, still thinking about going the PS4 route. Im not picking one up until October when NBA 2K15 comes out. That’ll hold me over until Advanced Warfare drops.

    • Guzzo

      You’re buying a next-gen consoles for a NBA game? Dude, that’s one way to waste your money, just stick with current-gen if you are only buying games like NBA and CoD.

  • yardis

    Even though I’m not a huge fan of Microsoft, I have to admit they are making the steps into the right direction. I still refuse to buy a Xbox One for $399 because it’s the same price as its competitor, which is a more powerful system. Microsoft does have my attention though.

    • Devin Wolfe

      Interesting

      • Spoderman

        Games look better on the Xbox One.

        • NuttyTheSquirrel

          They don’t. They look a bit more colorful because Xbox’s always had stronger colors.

          • Mr Doge

            Your the biggest PS fanboy I have ever seen. You do realise Xbox One is basically the EXACT SAME as the PS4 with more features *Cough cough Youtube cough cough* yet people still think that PS4 is MILES ahead. Not a fanboy as I own none of them yet I’m just saying that your wrong and the ONLY reason you should choose one is because of the exclusives and what your friends have. There is LITERALLY NO DIFFERENCE between the 2 besides PS4 having SLIGHTLY better specs.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            Yet, I’m called a PC Elitist, and I don’t own a PS4.

            YUP, makes sense.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Ew PC Elitist gtfo.

        • TheShadowReaper

          if you’re blind and have sold your soul to Microsoft then i think yes…

        • Rorke File

          is true but the ps4 is sharper

          • Grenada!

            Agreed. Xbox One has better colour and the PS4 is sharper. People act like 900p and 1080p are a huge difference. It’s a difference but not as much as people make it out as and you can’t notice it unless you are playing on a huge TV an you are looking closely.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            Exactly. It doesn’t make much of a difference if you’re “Couch gaming”. But if you play like me (half to 1 meter away from the TV, that’s 20 to 40 inches/2,5 to 3,5 feet) you can see the difference.

      • Spoderman
        • Devin Wolfe

          At this low res they look the same.

          • Spoderman

            Excuses? They are both on the highest res they can go, PS4 900p and Xbox One 810p.

          • Devin Wolfe

            Wait I think we are getting off track here I was showing that the PS4 is not as powerful as some might think. I’m no fanboy for either by any stretch of the imagination.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            It is still more powerful, and it is a fact. Better GPU/APU, better RAM.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            XBONE is 720p.

          • TheShadowReaper

            @storm_worm5364:disqus @likeasomboday:disqus the PS4 is 1080p and the XboxOne is 910p. you were both wrong about this.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            “For the sake of absolute thoroughness, we can confirm any such change doesn’t extend to the resolution issue. If you’re buying the PS4 version, you’re getting a 1600×900 image scaled to whichever output you’d prefer, while the Xbox One trots behind with a 1280×720 framebuffer that, to be blunt, has an impact on overall visibility on some of the game’s bigger multiplayer maps.”

            You’re wrong.

            http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Xbox-One-Lower-Resolution-Impacts-Battlefield-4-Gameplay-Visibility-60810.html

        • Rorke File

          The Xbox One has better color an the ps4 is sharper

          • Alejandro

            No just happens to be that many games are developed on the xbox one then ported to the ps4 so the quality is downgraded.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            That literally makes zero sense. It’s probably the other way around, since the PS4 is easier to develop.

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          Just watch this and stfu.

      • [email protected]

        Why interesting? This has nothing to do with Xbox One – If graphics bother you then I guess you made the right choice by purchasing a PS4 – enjoy..

      • NuttyTheSquirrel

        That was a mistake. And If someone though for a second that that was real, they would either have to put the settings at low or you’re just fucking dumb. Even the best non-DUAL GPU RIG (Computer) will struggle with this game max out at 1080p.

        • TheMostManlyMan

          Maybe you should take a step back and look at the GTX Titan son, pretty sure that could max it out on 2160p no problem.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            Lol, no it won’t… GTX 780ti is stronger than the GTX Titan and Ubisoft said that if you want to max Watch_Dogs out (at 1080p i think) you will need an i7 4770k and a GTX 780ti… Which means you will need the best components for PC gaming out there (non-DUAL GPU). They didn’t mention if it was around 60fps /1080p but I would assume they were talking about 30-60+fps. And PLEASE, don’t be one of those people that say that the TITAN is the best single-GPU out there! Just don’t.

          • Mini

            TheMostManlyMan did not state that the Titan is stronger than the 780TI. It’s pretty funny that you are going there by just making random assumptions. lol…

          • TheMostManlyMan

            Good to know Ubisoft isn’t taking this too far or anything, last year there were bad consoles so nobody made a game with graphics better than what they could do. This year, new consoles and now they’re making things only the best PCs can handle……I’m down with this.

          • Mini

            I don’t see how’s that really a reply to me. More like a standalone comment

          • TheMostManlyMan

            Didn’t even see your comment there, oops. Thought I was replying to Nutty.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            He sure did. The best non-DUAL GPU is the 780 ti (I think that the Titan Black is stronger, not sure tho). Ubisoft said that you would need a GTX 780 ti to max it out, so he either didn’t knew that, or he thinks that the Titan is stronger. If I say that the best non-DUAL GPU will struggle and he says that the Titan “could max it out on 2160p no problem.” Then he’s indirectly saying that the Titan is stronger than the GTX 780 ti. (Assuming he knows about Watch_Dogs’s requirements.) It’s kinda common sense. The human brain connects stuff, when it is talking about something specific. And if TheMostManlyMan wasn’t saying that the Titan was stronger, well, I’m sorry.

          • Mini

            Stating and implying are different…

      • TheShadowReaper

        it was a bloody mistake. nothing interesting to see here. nothing to see at all to be honest.

        • Guzzo

          And I bet if MS did this then everyone would be bashing it. Sony lied and got to cocky with their 1080p 60fps thing and that’s that.

      • yardis

        Your point is?

      • Grenada!

        That’s fake. That’s what Sony said and they have recently took down that statement because it was false.

        • Grenada!

          Nevermind, seen below and yeah Sony were lying to us. It won’t be 1080p 60fps

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        I posted it later down the page, and I’ll post it again. What you’re saying is mentioned in the vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bK_L0_wP80

    • LowkeyBAMZ

      Yup. If they make more changes like this by October I’m getting Xbox one

      • Devin Wolfe

        How about a not having to pay for Netflix and Hulu?

        • Grenada!

          They are doing that. You know longer need XBL to use Netflix and all that jazz.

  • Sup3r Solider

    Interesting Idea since the Kinect was a major part of the Xbox One’s voice function abilities…actually never mind.

  • [email protected]

    I knew it and about bloody time too! – Thank god I won mine with Pepsi!

  • Grenada!

    Why did I buy the X1 in release?

  • Grenada!

    The Kinect is a failure and the sooner MS realises this the better.

  • Spoderman

    Xbox One will overtake PS4 in sales.

    • takeorbreak

      How do you know this?

      • Spoderman

        Because they are only 2 million away, and adding the people in China and the people that will now actually consider this, Xbox One will beat PS4 in sales, just like when the PS3 had a price cut, and it was ahead.

        • Keshav Bhat

          The 5 million number MSFT announced is the amount sent to retailer, not all sold to customers. PS4 sold 7+ million to customers directly. Big difference.

          • Spoderman

            You are a Call Of Duty fan, not a Expert in Retailing.

          • exeterman2

            Doesn’t mean he’s wrong mate. He is exactly right.

          • Spoderman

            What console do you own?

          • iiConnorr

            He’s right dude google it, the PS4 has sold over 3 million more units than the Xbox One, they are only doing this to get more sales back because they are loosing horribly

          • Guzzo

            All I’m going to say is that the PS4 is released in 32 markets and the X1 is released in 13. That’s a huge difference and I bet if the X1 was released in 32 markets as well, then it would be really close with sales. Now that the X1 is getting a price cut, they’ll catch up no doubt and then it will be which system has the best games or if you still get the people crying over the tiny resoloution difference no one can notice in the first place because it’s such a small difference.

          • exeterman2

            A PS4 but that doesn’t change the facts.

          • TheShadowReaper

            you are an Xbox fanboy. the same applies for you.

          • Josh

            Your talking to the person who writes the articles and is mod for the comments and you say that….ouch! If you got banned LOL.

          • Keshav Bhat

            hehe 😉

          • Keshav Bhat

            What????? It’s what Microsoft said themselves.. LOL. And, no, Im not a ‘Call of Duty fan’ only. I’m a fan of FPS games and gaming in general. As seen by titanfallblog.com, thedestinyblog.com, divisionblog.com, evolvehunter.com, and @bravoINTEL

        • The Pope

          ps4 will also be in china and they are not 2 million away. they have shipped 5 million to retailers and ps4 has sold 7 million in march, which was 2 months ago.

          • Spoderman

            Its history, Xbox One will overtake PS4, whether PS4 is more powerful or not, XBOX ONE WILL OVERTAKE THEM. Ok?

          • cesc-2007

            Who cares if xbox overtakes PS4 sales… what counts is that people enjoy what console they have…… but i think the moon will overtake mars and england will win the world cup.

          • Fading Lee

            This deserves more likes o_O

          • Grenada!

            Exactly, it’s all about the games and nothing else. It’s what you prefer to play. As for me, I own both so I can play all the games since I’m a gamer.

          • Choppabro2psn

            You’re stating this, and you want someone to get over something you’re assuming. Maybe they will over take them, maybe they won’t. It is still unknown to any one. You’re just a xbox fanboy.

        • TheShadowReaper

          the people in China will consider an American machine? are you out of your mind? they hardly like their own guts. the only machine that may see some sales in China is the PS4 or WiiU because its made by a fellow Asian and if that even happens! China is heavily a PC based country for many years and the chances of buying the XboxOne are very very very minimal.

          • Tyler

            Chinese and Japanese people don’t like each other just because they’re asian.. Lmfao

          • TheShadowReaper

            yeah, they dont like each other much. but China hates America so…i think its safe to think that it would be an Asian machine that the Chinese would consider buying instead of an American. do you get my thinking here?

          • Tyler
          • TheShadowReaper

            lol, did China turned gay or something?

          • Guzzo

            So just because they decided to get the X1 released in China and not the PS4, they are gay? *sniffs* Oh boy, I smell a butt hurt PS4 fanboy in here.

          • TheShadowReaper

            yeah me and my PC are so butthurt right now. you did insult it after all, calling my PC a PS4? thats quite the insult.

          • Grenada!

            They still sell a few and even the PS4s are selling horribly in China.

        • nah china won’t make it… They going to censored every games

  • StupidDOGY

    good , i dont wanna get spied on

    • Spoderman

      I don’t wanna get spied on either.

  • Siftblade of Rivia

    About time. It’s been what, six months? At least they’re trying to listen to the community.

    • Mr Doge

      Because of that Phil guy. Xbox One is gonna become the better machine soon, trust me 😉

      • Jack Meoff

        Yea because Phil will make you all return you your systems and build a better one then sony come on dude xbox can not hold sonys HDMI wires

  • Edwin Cortez

    Everytime I see a post with Microsoft or xbox on the title rush to see the comments full of fanboys with their egos hurt

  • 837272

    I have a ps4 and live: n a country where Xbox one hasnt officiallyreleaaed. Definitely going to buynthis one 🙂

  • Baldmanz_RAGE

    This is the what they should of launched with!!

  • TheShadowReaper

    so they ditched the Kinect in a desperate attempt to sell a few more units? or is it that they sold as many Kinect as they wanted and now they dont care anymore? probably both true.

    @EVERYBODYWHORESPECTSHIMORHERSELF dont buy this piece of shit machine, its not worth it and it actually is bad for your soul.

    • Theshadow reaper is a prick

      You are the most butthurt fanboy ever when it is about Xbox or PlayStation you comment but not on the normal shit.

      • Mr Doge

        Its even more funny because he claims to be a PC only gamer yet he acts like he owns and plays the PS4 only. Butthurt level OVER 9000

    • Shut the fuck up…have not seen anyone that ignorant in a while. It is called listening to consumer demand Ps4 does it also. Also if the Xbox is so shitty then why does it load faster…run games smoother? Only difference that is graphics. As for that do not play on a 80 inch Tv…surely developers will find out how to develope games in the same graphical quality soon enough. However the Xbox still had better color.

      • TheShadowReaper

        really? you say that the XboxOne loads faster and run games smoother? how can that be? its hardware is inferior to the PS4. although none of that matters. your comment is a desperate attempt to justify your purchase and both you and i know that it was a really bad purchase. i advise you to come to the PC master race next gen. we wil be more than happy to welcome you and you’ll be able to play everything in 1080 without loading times.

        • Lets get this straight…the pc is not some master race at 3 grand for a decent gaming computer. Also lets not mention their lack of online players for CoD. Also just because the console has higher tech specs doesn’t mean the design group knows how to put it to use.

          • TheShadowReaper

            no its not? i cant believe the misinformation between the console peasants. why the hell are you trying to proove that a console is better than a PC when its not? apart from the exclusive games there is no other reason to buy a console and thats a fact. and its not even that good of a reason when the PC has x10 exclusive games in count when compared to any console. so yeah #PCMASTERRACEFTW join us or hate us. your choice.

            you dont need 3k usd/euros or whatever currency. i build my current PC 2,5 years ago for 1000 euros. its still faster than both the PS4 and XboxOne and the money i have saved cause of Steam i have used to upgrade it. to the point where its ridiculously fast cause of the SSD upgrade i did. i get games cheaper, i get to play games maxed out, i use the best game platform which is Steam. what else? hit me if you can.

            lack of online players for COD? what? how do you know? you dont game on a PC you little liar. what a clown. you console peasants are so mad that you pull things out of your ass to belittle PC but its not working. its NOT working. i really have enough of you guys. really i do.

          • How about thw hacks…don’t say there aren’t. That is the easiest thing to hack on. Also I knoww from all the videos I have saw that there is a significantly lower number of players on pc. A grand for a tower maybe when building a pc… but problems with other things like viruses cost even more. Also high end graphic cards cost close rd to a grand…

          • TheShadowReaper

            you download AVG anti-virus free. problem solved? can be also solved by formatting your disk?

            hacks are caught really easily these days with Steam VAC. havent seen a hacker years now.

            a high end graphics card costs around 300-400 usd/euros. what the fuck are you talking about? the Nvidia Titan? are you for real? you dont need cards like the Titan to run games maxed out on 60+ framerate! even more misinformation!

            no wonder we call you console peasants. you dont have a clue about PC gaming. its just sad that people try to find weaknesses on PC instead of jumping into the real stuff and start to game. you guys will die on excuses. your burial tablet will probably have scalped on it “he didnt had money for PC gaming” or something like that. hilarious guys you console peasants.

          • Nope, do not call me a peasant…your just a stuck up prick without the clue in the world that thibgs cost. Actually the Nvidia Titan is a grand USD…which I clearly stated a high end graphics card, that being high end. Along with 300 for a I7 prossecor. Plus a monitor. Include mouse, case, keyboard, and chair. Motherboard around 200. 16GB RAM costs about 150. Then have to buy a OS. A hard drive or two and disk reader. Power supply.

          • TheShadowReaper

            yeah but…what you dont get is that you DONT NEED a system that can handle the Titan in order to play games maxed out on 1080p! you dont even need an i7 for fucks sake!

            and why the fuck do you include the chair into the pack? so that means we are supposed to include the couch/sofa price when we buy a console? so fucking ridiculous! xD you console clowns are just hilarious. always trying to find excuses for everything. and its not me that have no clue in the world. thats you.

          • Whay are you going to do? Sit on air, is that what you are implying?
            Why would you not need an I7? The more Ghz the faster and smoother it will run, hence giving you better quality.

          • TheShadowReaper

            we are talking about the systems here and maybe the peripherals. a chair isnt a peripheral.

            you wouldnt understand why you dont need an i7 because you dont know anything about PC stuff. you can run all the games exactly the same on an i5 of every freaking generation. and on Sandy Bridge actually the i5 was stronger. but how would you know that? you are a console clown.

          • Kyle Geoffrey Porter

            dude you’re a douchebag.. and you prove it more and more with every comment…haha

          • TheShadowReaper

            so i’m a douchebag because i state the truth? the console peasants cant understand the concept of being ripped off every day or the concept of gaming on a supreme machine like the PC. stay a peasant for life, your stupidity indicates that you deserve it.

          • Kyle Geoffrey Porter

            yes your a douchebag…not because of what your saying..well kinda..its more how you’re saying it that makes you a big fat douchebag.

          • TheShadowReaper

            stupid is stupid enough. if you want to turn a blind eye on the truth and facts just because i dont share the same way of telling things as you so be it. continue to be stupid, i could care less.

          • Kyle Geoffrey Porter

            and you continue to be a douchebag..I’m sure you’ll make a lot of friends talking the way you do.assuming everyone’s stupid but you..girls must want to flock to you wen they here you speak of the master race huh douchebag..haha.

      • Killer!

        Agreed. I mean you can bash consoles all you want but telling someone want to buy and not to buy is a tad too far. TheShadowReaper, this is a X1 article but yet you come on here to bash it like any other Sony fanboy because you ain’t got shit to play on that dry PS4, haha you heard the truth.

        • TheShadowReaper

          and we cant talk about how shitty the XboxOne is cause this is an XboxOne article…ehe. the Xbox fanboys sure get unreasonable…like a lot.

    • Guzzo

      Yeah, PS4 is crap aswell, if I was you I would stick with a PC or 360/PS3. PS4 has no games and X1 has games but I still suggest getting a PC or something. Also don’t listen to TheShadowReaper, he’s on Sony’s payroll, if Sony can afford that with almost being broke but anyway, just get whatever you prefer and what your friends all get.

      • TheShadowReaper

        i’m on gamer’s payroll. why would i defend Sony if they werent completely better than Microsoft this gen? the difference is so big between the PS4 and the XboxOne its ridiculous and people have to know about how shitty the XboxOne is. i play on a PC, if i had to say something about an option i would advise 100% PC but since these people play on a console they might as well play on the best one at least. and thats PS4.

      • TheShadowReaper

        aside from “what your friends get” which is a bullshit argument cause if you care about your friends you’ll tell them to buy the best thing on the market, not a mediocre box lets see…

        the PS4 has no games yet the XboxOne has…hmmm. w8 what? so the XB1 launched with what 2 more games? thats huge man! i’m shocked! but in the long run the PS4 has like twice the exclusives that the XB1 has? lol what? wow…unbelievable right?

        Sony’s payroll, Sony’s payroll. i dont see you saying anything else. is that what Microsoft programmed you to say? you stupid Xbot.

  • Flutter Filly Shy

    And what does this have to do with Call Of Duty?

  • Fading Lee

    Called it, about the kinect part anyway
    … I might actually get an xbone now… eventually

  • Rorke File

    maybe I buy one now , they have made a good step I’m looking forward to the e3 presentation of Xbox ..

  • Guest

    @Keshav Bhat On the third line you put ‘connect’ when it should be kinect.

  • SoulTaker

    People and their console wars. smh. Love or hate Microsoft this is a step in the right direction even though it took them a long time.

  • zxdgdsbdg

    The problem I see with this is that for me personally the only thing that would lead me to buying an XBOX ONE over a PS4 is the fact that it has kinect. But I guess this is smart cause people can buy the console for the same price and then decide to buy kinect later. I’ll probably end up picking up an XBOX ONE, loving my PS4 right now.

  • Luis

    Thank the many people at Microsoft who decided to stop fucking themselves over money and decided to think of the customer. This is why I’m still an xbox fan

    • Colin MacKenzie

      After the prompting from outraged consumers and other companies with superior online policies you still are an Xbox fan? It only took Microsoft 3 years, 10 months and 15 days to give you a service remotely comparable to Playstation Plus and it took them 11 months and 23 days to admit how wrong they were along the way with their numerous failed policies on the Xbox One. Forgetting the fact that they lied to people like you and myself along the way defending their outrageous policies, when did you decide that they were still doing a fantastic job and “remain” an Xbox fan?

      • Luis

        Yes I remain a fan, I’m not the kind of bandwagon jumper who will just board ship because I don’t like a few things in the xbox one. Now you see, I’m also a Halo fan. So I’ll wait just a little longer to get it. By the way, it had only taken a year since the xbox one came out, at least microsoft didn’t screw us with getting hacked. That’s what happens when people give out free internet/multiplayer services

    • NuttyTheSquirrel

      You know that all of this is actually to make even more money don’t you?

      • Luis

        Yeah I know, I’m not 5. I don’t care as long as I can get an xbox one without the kinect

  • CGkillZ

    I’ve been considering an xbox one but now I’m thinking yes. I have a ps4 and love it I just dont like the ridge on the thumbsticks on the controller. I know its silly and dumb but I just don’t like it. But now the xbox may just jump on sales.

  • KevJumbaify .

    LOL of course xbots are okay with the rental service being on xbox one now with games with gold

  • Ryumoau

    This was a great decision. Now that they removed the useless kinect and made the price more reasonable, i’m more likely to consider buying an xbox one in the future.

  • This is great, my PS4 will get some company this summer then 😀

  • smayo

    So from june 9th the kinnect will be only useful for the voice commands ? No way developers are going to do there best now to implement good kinnect support in games, great move but as an early adopter I would feel a bit pissed now, they should have released this at launch

  • Connor Williams

    How pathetic. Once again, Xbox goes back on what they said. “We have no plans for ever releasing an Xbox One without the Kinect.” Yeah right.

    • Jake

      Ever considered the fact that Xbox just changed bosses and therefore philosophy, Phil Spencer sees the light

  • codguy2

    One word for this article : PC nothing more

  • Riskninja YT

    Yessssss

  • Adam

    I don’t see why this needs to happen, you can get kinect with the xbox one for £29 more if you are spending £350 anyway im sure you would pay that little extra…

  • Dr. Salim

    How about you do something like playstation now because you’re getting your ass kicked by sony/ps4.

  • | Coop X

    look at Microsoft trying to lower the price without the Kinect because the didn’t sell enough consoles…no hate on xbox by me just saying its kind of funny.

  • Colin MacKenzie

    So it only took Microsoft 3 years, 10 months and 15 days to come up with online service features that could come remotely close to Playstation Plus benefits! It also took them 11 months and 23 days to figure out that you can’t shove a Kinect down everybody’s throats and expect them to enjoy it along the way. Putting the staggering timelines aside, let’s also reflect on the commentary of how the Xbox One couldn’t function without the Kinect and that it needed to be plugged in at all times. What about the DRM that was considered “mandatory” for the system to work properly? The amount of lies that have been brought out by Microsoft for their Xbox One in the last year are mind-blowing, and their commitment to them until the sales numbers and public outcry come in is even more astounding. I’m not going to say that every company besides M$ is truthful; hell Sony has been caught in a few themselves. But let’s remember the policies suggested by Microsoft for the Xbox One that would have been massive profit generators for the company. Now with that thought in mind, compare that to Sony’s use of Playstation Plus, the acceptance of the failures with their PS3, the design of the Playstation 4 by developers and consumers alike and you tell me which company cares more about their consumer base. The company that has paved the way for savings for their customers; or the company that has played catch-up for the last year in said customer benefits programs, retracted multiple corporate centered policies and has lied to their consumers along the way?

    • Guzzo

      Sony’s almost bankrupt, they only care about money just as much as MS. Sony just puts on a fake face when talking to the consumers, same with MS but Sony does it better. When will people realise that Sony are only in it for the money.

  • Jack Meoff

    about 5min ago i built a better machine then xbox1 you should all come see it its in my toilet after i ate taco bell

  • …So I wasted $100 more dollars for a kinect?
    The curse of the early adopter is real, people.

  • OscarTheTitan

    Great! As soon as I find exclusive game(s) for the Xbox One I might actually buy it 😀

  • XBOXANDSONYEATASS

    WII U IS THE GREAT FUCKING THING EVER. IT WILL KILL THIS “THING” YOU CALL XBOX? AND WHATS A PLAYSTATION? EAT MY ASS…….NINTENDO RULS THE WORLD. MARIO WINS……

  • Kyle Geoffrey Porter

    I pre ordered my kinect-less Xbox one already. This is definitely the best thing Microsoft could have done. I’m just happy it happened a lot sooner than I thought it would. I’m getting watch dogs as my firs game..can’t wait til June 9th!!

  • Thomas

    Anyone know when this hits the Xbox Live store??