Gareth of Skewed and Reviewed has posted a video of his thoughts on the pending Xbox 720 system. Gareth talks about his hopes and concerns for the console along with changes Microsoft needs to make like not charging consumers to play games online.
Don't waste your time watching this pointless video. The author adds nothing of relevance to the discussion. His middling thoughts are: Don't repeat the RROD debacle Don't charge for LIVE Work with 3rd party developers THANKS GENIUS! I'm sure that no one else has EVER brought up such salient and interesting points. He also states that this is not "a rant against XBOX" but then he proceeds to aggresively bash the console for the entire runtime.
Stiggs, why dont you post something constructive and valid. Everything i had was a legit concern and complaint. I just summarized them. Typical here, god forbid I have an opinion. Facts are Facts, they made ton s of mistakes, they better not make again as consumers deserve better.
Garethvk, You're certainly free to voice your opinion but once you commit to posting it in an open forum then it's open to criticism. So don't play the “god forbid I have an opinion” card. If you don't want to hear contrary assessments then don't post videos of yourself on the internet. I don't have an issue with any of your less than pertinent points. It's just that you are presenting the video as some kind of relevant guide for Microsoft’s follow up to the 360. In reality, it's just a collection of a rudimentary series of opinions (not “facts”) which are more than familiar to anyone with a passing interest in video games. “Hey Microsoft, don't build consoles that break”. Man, that is cutting edge stuff there. While your at it why don't you suggest to aerospace engineers that they design planes that don't crash. As to whether my initial post is valid...well, if it saves anyone the 11 minutes that it took me to watch your video then it certainly has merit.
I guess I am just glad that others do not share it as I have had good traffic on it and have seen it being carried by other sites such as Gamekickers. I am sorry you did not like it and found it worthless.
I can't help but think they've left it too late my self, we were all expecting the next-gen to be out already in some form or another (on consoles). I think they are going to burn 360 in the ground and wait till people are desperate for the next one lol.
nah people will just go elsewhere.
elsewhere as in? To go play outside? lol
as in to one of the other consoles.
I think you make a lot of good points here.
I think there were many good points in this video and we need to enjoy this generation as long as possible. Sure people are ready for NextGen but at the same time games are at their best and developers are taking advantage of the hardware more than ever. Look at The Last of Us and Gears of War 3. Games like this shine on consoles and showcase quality that the current generation can showcase.
I agree that the 360 launch was a mess and that charging for access to video services is lame, but Microsoft does so many things right that people have stuck by the system and the service. What are we at now? 14 straight months of being the best selling console in the US with the highest attach rate of software and accessories? You can't really argue with success. Does Sony have the superior hardware? In many ways, yes. Does it seem to matter to consumers? Not much. I also agree with you on Kinect gaming in general, but I will give you a few examples of it working brilliantly in my life. I managed a sports bar and installed a Kinect system with Dance Central 2 and Kinect Sports: Season Two and it has been a huge hit. The servers love playing during the slow times and the guests are big fans of both watching the servers play and getting in the game themselves. I have also enjoyed having the voice control on Netflix and Skyrim. So nice! I will conclude by being Captain Obvious here and say that all Microsoft needs to do for this next generation is build on their successes and avoid making the mistakes that they have made in the past. Deliver a stable system and keep the software improvements rolling. Easy peasy!
Exactly, make a good console, games, and a stable system and gamers will be thrilled. That and stop charging to play online. Your Sports Bar idea was very wise.
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