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Microsoft Top Xbox 360 Man Talks Next Generation

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Microsoft doesn't want to talk about its next console, known as Xbox 720 or Durango. But we do want to talk about the next generation and so do readers. We want to know why Microsoft came to E3 without showing us anything of its next-gen system, which is currently with developers.

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GamingPerson1991d ago (Edited 1991d ago )

Getting the Usher Edition 720 kinect Bundle next gen.

ChunkyLover531991d ago

I'm looking forward to the Wonderbook Edition PS4!

Seriously though, its clear Microsoft knows core gamers are the early adopters. Next years E3 will be an epic battle between Microsoft and Sony, both showing off new hardware and new software.

Cant wait to see it.

yesmynameissumo1991d ago

I wonder about Microsoft though. The past 3yrs, everyone has expected their E3s to be dominating exclusive game/features paloozas, that (in reality) are pretty underwhelming and show the change of focus from games to everything else. Next year will be interesting.

DeadlyFire1990d ago

I hate books. Wonderbook is no different. Give me dual shock + PS4 I am satisfied.

Biggest1990d ago

Awesome! Bring up the one thing that sucked to combat the three years of Kinect focus. Good on you, DeadlyFire!

Shaman1991d ago (Edited 1991d ago )

I HONESTLY think that Sony and especially MS, trying to make their consoles media hubs too is good thing. Think about it, you have EVERYTHING on your machine. Online, movies, music, social networking. phone tablet syncing, kids stuff and in the end ALOT of games.

Just because they go for media at the end of this gen doesn't mean there won't be any games. 1st party wont suddenly disappear, 3rd party especially.

Media hub gives MS and Sony choice to BEEF up the machines and sell them at bit higher price to people. I don't think now, many people would have trouble paying 500-600 bucks for technologically amazing game console that also does everything you expect from media hub. You CAN'T sell gaming console and only gaming console for 600 bucks. You can't sell smartphone for 600$ that doesn't have net, music, great camera, big screen and million of other things packed. If they DON'T go for media hub in your living room together with console, Apple will, and they know it. Thats why consoles are starting to be also about connectivity, media and casual stuff too.

So...They will have teams focused on media and casual things, but games will like always come first. Thats why all the studios are gearing up for next gen already for a year and half.

mcstorm1991d ago

Shaman I agree with everything you have just said and I have been saying it for a long time that when MS came into the console business it was to make a hub for games, music and videos as a replacement for the media centre.

I really like what MS have done with the 360 this gen. Yes they have given us various Dashboard's and Apps but imo each one has got better and better.

I am a core gamer and games always come 1st for me but ide rather have 1 device under my tv that will do everything that several to do different things.

This is the only gen where I have owned 2 of the same console (2 360's and 2 PS3's) as I use them in our room as a media hub and to paly games on in my room as well as the front room.

I also think there is still another 12 to 18 months left in both the 360 and PS3 looking at some of the games on both consoles at E3.

I am also getting fed up with people saying that the 360 has too many casual games. I don't think this is true at all. If I look at my collection of core games on the 360 there are more than enough for every core gaming type but what people now need to start thinking is that we need Sony, Micrsoft and Nintendo to make casual games because this is there next gen of core gamers they need to bring onto there consoles and what is wrong with Playing games like Dance Central, Kinect Sports, Wii Sports, Eye Pet ect with the family? Games consoles are for everyone not just the core.

Hayabusa 1171990d ago

I agree with you both, 360 is a good media mub, which is why it's ridiculous the 360 still doesn't play .mkv files! (at least last time I checked it didn't...should probably check if they've pacthed it.) It's crazy that I don't use it to watch films, but that's because I only want to watch films in hi-def, and most hi-def films I download are in the .mkv format. Having said that, maybe I'd rather not watch films through the 360, not with the horrific noise my XBox slim makes at times :P

Tonester9251990d ago

I remember when the PS3 released, how Microsoft LAUGHED at Sony because they said that the PS3 wasn't a gaming machine but, an Entertainment Center instead. NOW look how the tables have turned and who's at the bottom concerning games lol

CryWolf1990d ago (Edited 1990d ago )

Well Microsoft could have showed off a Next-Gen console in alpha or beta form at there Press conference and some pre-alpha Next-Gen games with better graphics at lease to make there E3 conference more interesting.

Ck1x1991d ago

Lol! Usher Edition 720

aawells071991d ago

Lol! Wonderbook Edition PS4

CoolBeansRus1991d ago (Edited 1991d ago )

LOL. good job aawell you left the tool speechless. Anyone can be a troll. Next time express yourself in a better way.'

a_squirrel1990d ago

Girls, girls, take it easy.

Hanuman1991d ago

I'm thinking 2014 after reading this.. Damn.. MS, Sony and Nintendo have totally lost touch with the hardcore gaming community.

BattleTorn1991d ago

No way.

Didn't you see the IGN article that said 60% of developers responded saying they have no intensions releasing games for current hardware past 2013?

http://ca.ign.com/articles/...

Hanuman1991d ago

Thanks for the heads up..

BISHOP-BRASIL1991d ago

Which, in itself, points for next-gen in 2014, probably holiday. If you finish/release your current gen projects 'till the end of 2013 you gonna need at least a year before releasing anything else.

Considering that it's a new hardware, which may be at least a little more demanding to learn, and the step up in graphics may consume more time than current gen graphics...

I would say most major devs are planning to expend at least two years for this new games, if they start by 2013, games will start to show by 2015, in the first year of the new console's life cycle.

If publishers were saying that instead of developers than it would mean next-gen by 2013, but that's not the case.

ApolloAdams1991d ago

The hardcore gaming community won't keep sales up though and this is the sad reality.

Gaming consoles are turning into entertainment boxes right now.

The "hardcore gamers" aren't going to bring home the money it will be those who want one box for all their media that can also play games.

Gone are the days that consoles are made for only games or mostly games.

BattleTorn1991d ago

This absolutely true - except you're missing one thing.

The people who are now out-numbering us gamer - the ones who want consoles to be "entertainment boxes" - they AREN'T going to buy Next-Gen hardware Day1. They aren't the ones who are going to wait outside at midnight to get their hands on the newest piece of hardware.

That is why the companies, for their own interest, will have to re-focus on hardcore-gaming at launch. Hardcore launch-titles are going to matter the most, and not which platform has the most media-apps.

andibandit1991d ago (Edited 1991d ago )

@ApolloAdams

like it or not we need the casual market + more.

Larger userbase -> less financial risk for game publishers/developers -> Takes chance on new IP's instead of sequel after sequel

BertlSenix1990d ago

@ Battletorn

And this is the problem.
Again we won't know which console we have to buy at the beginning of the Next Gen.
360 started great with a lot of stuff and now it has no games.
I bought 3 360s that are just paperweight CAUSE i HATE Failo,Gears and Call of Duty.
I bought the console for Games like Kameo,Dead or Alive 4,all the J-RPGs and better Multiplats...All that isn't there anymore on the 360.

But the PS3 grew stronger with every year.
At the day Uncharted came Sony turned tables for MY taste of gaming.
They also got nearly every developer they lost back to their side.
J-RPG Devs favor the PS3 - Stuff like Dead or Alive 5 will be better on the PS3.Games like Dark Souls were better on the PS3 and so on.
Nearly every Multiplat i care about and ISN'T on PC is BETTER on PS3(FF13(-2),Vanquish(they changed to the PS3 after the Bayonetta disaster),Dead or ALive 5,Ninja Gaiden 3(game is crap i know),LA Noire and so on.
Every other Multiplat is better on PC of course if available(Skyrim,Battlefield 3,AssaCreed 3 and the PS3 Version is also better than the 360 version) and so on.

I mean i had a great time in the first 2 years of the 360 but after that it was all about 3-4 Franchises no REAL Gamer cares about cause they are just yearly updated.

M$ should say now what they plan to do with the Nextbox...
Cause if this repeats i won't buy one before this thing is as cheap as the 360 is now.
Cause i rather buy the PS4 this time at first cause a slow start with tons of great exclusives over the years is better than a rush out and no games for 4 years(Remember i have a gaming PC and hate Halo,Gears and CoD.Neither do i need Kinect and such Star Wars dancing crap)

wolokowoh1990d ago

@BertlSenix You have to look at a company's track record. I bought a PS3 in 2007 for God of War 3 because I knew after playing God of War 2, GOW3 was going to be on PS3. You actually can tell. Sony is going to be the on until the very end pushing new IPs. Look at Tokyo Jungle, Last of Us, Beyond, Gravity Rush(originally planned to be a PS3 game), etc. Nintendo will do the same except for the last year aka look at Gamecube's and Wii's last years. One or two games came out. Microsoft hasn't really had the best track record. Even at the beginning they were buying exclusives instead of making their own. Don't get me wrong if they helped fund a game like Alan Wake that's fine but timed exclusive BS needs to stop

givemeshelter1990d ago

Hardcore gamers never kept up sales for console gaming. They have always made up the small percentage of consumers. If a console company primarily focused on the hardcore demographics they would go bankrupt.

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EVILDEAD3601991d ago (Edited 1991d ago )

'I'm thinking 2014 after reading this.. Damn.. MS, Sony and Nintendo have totally lost touch with the hardcore gaming community.'

LMAO @ people who pretend Micrsoft lost touch with their hardcore community when they continue to release the biggest hardcore games in the industry.
As usual it's people who arent hardcore 360 gamers who complain on the internet, not the actual gamers.

Micrsoft hit it out of the park at E3, the others simply showed the games that will be at the next e3 and beyond.

Edit..

@ Ken22

Not looking at at link..remember what mama always said 'use your words'..lol

Your 'profile' was created last month I'm sure you have plenty to say.

Evil

ShinMaster1990d ago

Should totally click that link, man.

I like how they said MS, Sony and Nintendo, yet you only got really defensive of Microsoft.

When you say "the biggest hardcore games in the industry", are you talking about the two exclusives, Gears and Halo? Or all the other multiplatform games?

Then proceeded to say that "the others simply showed the games that will be at the next e3" ....which was idiotic if you're talking about Sony because all of their announced games are scheduled to release before E3 next year. Not sure about Nintendo.

EVILDEAD3601990d ago (Edited 1990d ago )

'Then proceeded to say that "the others simply showed the games that will be at the next e3" ....which was idiotic if you're talking about Sony because all of their announced games are scheduled to release before E3 next year.'

Wait WHO is being idiotic when YOU literally just made up a 'fake' schedule for games that NEVER had a release date.

Sony kept it real and said God of War, Last of Us arent coming close to coming in 2012. Beyond WILL be at subsequent E3s..maybe the next two.

Naughty Dog always said that Last of Us potentially would show up in the first quarter of 2012.

Heres the dilemna, do they push Last of Us or God of War into the old Killzone slot in March/April when GTA 5 and a slew of other games may arrive at the same time.

Either way, what does Sony release this holiday that even comes cloase to the caliber of those games? All we can hope for is that Last Guardian shows up at Tokyo. But, Sony just admitted that there were issues with the game which is why it hasnt been shown.

Evil

MaxXAttaxX1989d ago

GOW Ascension will be releasing on March, just like GOWIII.

March = before E3(June)
First quarter = before E3(June)

EITHER WAY, the point is that Sony delivered games. You can go ahead and focus on release dates all you want, which btw, is a poor argument for "I'm sad I don't have enough 360 exclusives :( ".

EVILDEAD3601988d ago

It always makes me laugh that these profiles who cant read..I literally wrote

'Heres the dilemna, do they push Last of Us or God of War into the old Killzone slot in March/April when GTA 5 and a slew of other games may arrive at the same time.'

We knew a game would make it first quarter since Naughty said Last of Us could make it first. But since that clearly isnt the case then you wont see it till the next E3.

EITHER WAY, the point is that Sony delivered games. You can go ahead and focus on release dates all you want, which btw, is a poor argument for "I'm sad I don't have enough 360 exclusives :( ".

LOL..sorry to break it to you they ALL delivered games on the stage. But if ALL of your most anticipated games won't be played until a minimum of 9 months from now then whats the point?

MaxXAttaxX1988d ago (Edited 1988d ago )

I see you got pretty defensive about Mircrosoft losing touch with the hardcore community, but insinuated that others(Sony) did lose touch just because most of their core games aren't coming out this year? Is that it!? LOL you just jelly.

By the way, PS Battle Royale and LBP Karting come out this year and so do several Vita games.
Beyond may be one of the only recently announced games to be at next years E3.
And how does this affect you again? As usual, it's non-PS3 fans who complain about the most minor stupid sh*t.

GTAV isn't a problem for everyone. It's not like people are restricted to only buying 1 game per month. At least, it's not a problem for many including myself.

EVILDEAD3601988d ago

'I see you got pretty defensive about Mircrosoft losing touch with the hardcore community, but insinuated that others(Sony) did lose touch just because most of their core games aren't coming out this year? Is that it!? LOL you just jelly.'

LMFAO @ this guy literally using the word 'jelly'

Read again..it's two completely seperate arguments. Why would I say someones not hardcore because they don't release at a certain date.

I just said Microsoft had a great E3 because they DO have their biggest games releasing in 2012 and the others don't.

The funny part is you thought I was saying Sony didn't have hardcore games coming then bragged about the fact that Little Big Planet Karting and Super Smash PS Allstars was coming this year..LOL

So these are games you consider HARDCORE franchises?

Wow..I love how E3 literally reversed everything they hammered MS about for the last two years.

Look I'm not bashing ONE game or the PS3..I own and love my Slim..no one knows the behind gthe scenes issues with the games, but cmon you GOT to be kidding me if you dont think it would have been 150 times better for Sony gamers to get a game on the caliber of GOW or Last of Us during the holiday as opposed to next year?

Jelly....LMFAO

Evil

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BattleTorn1991d ago

"In my heart I'm a core gamer. There are some people that are looking for what's next. And I love that. Those are the catalysts for our business, those are the people who are going to line up outside the store the night before and get the newest piece of hardware when it comes out. You want to keep that core enthusiast involved in what you're doing, and they're the most critical."

My favorite part.

joshuatobi1991d ago (Edited 1991d ago )

I own the 360 and ps3 the 360 i mainly use for watching movies and listening to music and rarely game on it, my gaming platform is always my ps3 for any type of game

theWB271991d ago

I assume you don't own an hd tv if you're watching movies on the 360. That makes no sense if you do own one.

NoobJobz1991d ago

That's what i was about to say. Why the hell would you switch from the ps3 to the 360 to watch movies?

dubt721991d ago

True, although I use my 360 for HBO Go, Amazon Prime and Netflix, and switch to my standalone Bluray player for that media.

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