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Submitted by peterthomas6 1091d ago | opinion piece

Could the Rumoured Features on the Next X-Box Be That Bad?

Simon looks at all the latest rumours surrounding Microsoft's next flagship console and weighs up whether or not the rumours are good or bad. (Xbox One)

Abash  +   1091d ago
It's possible, the people currently in charge of the Xbox division aren't the same ones who were around the first years of the Xbox 360's life-cycle. I dont like the direction that Xbox has going the past several years so Im very skeptical of the new Xbox console
StrongMan  +   1091d ago
Agreed. MS have completely shifted focus 100% to the casuals and completely abandoned the hardcore so your skepticism is we warranted and sound.

For me to be interested in the next Xbox I'll have to see focus back on the hardcore and not talking just more Halo and Gears.
stage88  +   1091d ago
As it stands from everything that's been rumoured, I'm not interested in the slightest. It's just not for me.

Remember I said rumoured.
mr_kubrick  +   1091d ago
Lets face it, WeakMan, as a Sony-Fanboy you will NEVER EVER buy a Xbox. Dont even try to make it look as if u would.
CalvinKlein  +   1091d ago
ahah wishful thinking and keep convincing yourself. Last I heard the great sony is copying kinnect 2 but with worse tech, Im sure to you that is "So hardcore" tho
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FunkMacNasty  +   1090d ago
Strongman is BACK, spewing drivel about Xbox. Big surprise.

I'm waiting for the day when you have anything useful to say in an Xbox thread.
zeee  +   1090d ago
I find some rumors too hard to swallow. Especially the one that says you'll need to have Kinect hooked up all the time and that you'll have to be online too to play your games.

I swear if Sony and/or MS try to pull this, I'll quit consoles altogether and move to PC.
wishingW3L  +   1091d ago
who knows... That's why they are rumors.
greenpowerz  +   1091d ago
Kind of a stupid question to ask. Many haters dismiss the rumored specs that show the 720 being more powerful than PS4 and only believe the negative ones showing how MSFT messed up and how it's not as strong as PS4.

The latestest and first rumors are not even talked about in this article really and any other circles with heavy amounts of PS3 fanboy populations. Just the ones that were made up to spin the most credible romurs and the wild PS4 rumors made up in a damage control effort.

He just talks about PS3 fanboys talking points.


-PS is always more powerful No matter what, despite reality

-KInect sucks because Sony doesn't have anything on par

-MSFT cant have Blu ray, that's Sony's

-MSFT only supports Kinect now because saying it alot will make people hate xbox, but really mad I don't have it.

-XBL has too many online content features(APPS) ETC because Sony doesn't do the same with the same level of OS intergration

-PS3 is more powerful because the static linear games with no or tacked on social features, QTE styles, fixed camers games look better than than massive games with co-op, more open worlds with much more going on at once doesn't look as good as linear exclusives.

-MSFT has no games because I'm really mad that MSFT was favored with with 3rd party developers this gen So I mention exclusives because Sony has that over MSFT even though it's mostly delayed games from years past and shovelware.

-I keep wanting to mention how PS3 is more powerful to condition gamers in agreeing using my linear lineup as proof even though even some third party games with massive worlds and are packed with resource hungry features look better but as long as they're not 360 exclusive I can keep saying PS3 is more powerful because they're not 360 exclusives even though they run and look better on 360.

-I will keep saying this through out next gen too in hopes people will be just as blind and loyal.
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Bathyj  +   1091d ago
You try waaaaaaaaay to hard dude.
mr_kubrick  +   1091d ago
At least he tries to argue...although its hopeless with 99,8% Sony-Boys on N4G.
Knight_Crawler  +   1091d ago
Whats wrong did he hurt your little feeling?

Why do you PS3 fanatics always come to Xbox related articles and try to downplay it.
Urusernamesucks  +   1090d ago
Thats all you gotta say?, no counter proof or anything

lol! well i guess hes right!!

Usualy when a fanboy resorts to trolling and saying "Your obviosuly an Xbox fanboi", "Can you belive this bs" or" you try way too hard" it means hes in denial. lmao you people.
Ares84HU  +   1091d ago
Do you actually believe the dumb BS that you wrote down here????
Kurt Russell  +   1091d ago
Yeah... because THEY'RE the fanboys :/
Karpetburnz  +   1091d ago
Clearly youre a Xbox fanboy.
stage88  +   1090d ago

Stop moaning and get a PS3. From that wall of text it's obvious that you're raging with jealousy. They're not even that expensive anymore. Sheesh.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1091d ago
From the rumoured specs I have read, MS console is more powerful. I guess people on n4g are still thinking that ps4's off the shelf parts will be more powerful then MS custom GPU's.

Only the ignorant think The ps4 is more powerful.

Gonna be a lot of angry and upset Sony fanboys on this site when MS announces the next Xbox is revealed and developers come out and admit the next Xbox is not only a more powerful console but once again easier to develop on.
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koh  +   1091d ago
You openly admit the specs are just rumors, then you call everyone who disagrees with you ignorant. Brilliant stuff there. Why can't obnoxious fanboys at least wait until a SINGLE confirmed detail is released before getting on their soap box?
Statix  +   1091d ago
Only fanboy I see around here is you.

Most of the legitimate-sounding rumors and leaked specs indicate that the PS4 will have a sizable proccessing advantage over the Xbox 720. Where have you heard that the 360 will have a "custom GPU?" All the leaked specs indicate that both consoles will use off-the-shelf parts (8-core AMD CPU, and AMD GPU).

It's going to be funny to see a sad, pathetic fanboy like you being forced to cling to a console with inferior hardware for the next 6+ years.
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Karpetburnz  +   1091d ago
Which rumours said the NextBox will be more powerful? pretty much every rumour is suggesting the PS4 will have more power, and since theyre both rumoured to use off the shelf parts, both will be easy to develop for.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1088d ago
Only some media outlets are saying the PS4 is more powerful. Those are from the outlets that don't understand what a custom APU is.

The gaming media just regurgitate what they read from 1 site and then spew it to get hits.

Other sites say the very opposite. Sites that actually KNOW what they are talking about.


The PS4 is just off the shelf parts. It's a mid-range PC. MS is using custom APU's so the not only will the console be just as powerful as the PS4, but it will be much more efficient doing the same work as the PS4 but using much less stress.

Sony couldn't afford R&D for the PS4, that is why there is no custom components within the PS4 like they did with the CELL. MS have plenty of money for R&D and have been working on custom APU's for awhile.

It's the "secret sauce" that keeps getting overlooked by other journalists because they don't know what it is or understand it. It's still too new of technology for consoles.

You will see soon enough when the next gen starts and MS announce the 720 and the developers come out of the woodwork saying the 720 is the better overall system.
The_Infected  +   1091d ago
Best case scenario is the rumors aren't true because if they are things aren't going to be good.
Ares84HU  +   1091d ago
Who cares which one is more powerful?? Show us the GAMES!!!!
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Bounkass  +   1091d ago
It was that bad to begin with.
JBSleek  +   1091d ago
If rumors are true they will still sell millions and nothing has really changed. The rumors are fine. You may not agree or even I might not agree but MSFT will be perfectly fine.

This Sony MS idiotic fight that happens on this website is so pathetic. You cant even go to an article without a stupid fight over this crap. Don't you ever get tired of justifying to yourself console choices and being bias.
AWBrawler  +   1091d ago
why are we even entertaining a damn rumor. I think I'll wait for E3 or whenever they announce the a NexBox
Nathaniel_Drake  +   1091d ago
Obviously these articles bring fights for both sides, but if u take unbiased look at the consoles, one is supporting gaming as usual and the other is going the more multimedia way. I always said when MS heard say they are taking over the living the Xbox was born for that reason.

It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out their pattern. They are slowly increasing the casual multimedia takeover of their system as each year you don't see as many first party games as more multiplats and kinect and media apps are being presented.

People forget the PS was dominating in the US and the only way MS got that back was to do what they did in the beginning of the 360 and have that appearance that they are the thing to think about video games but in this case it was kinect so that helped it increase and keep that image they had before but for the wrong reasons game wise

Now all u see are following the Multiplats and again increasing the apps and kinect casualware while sprinkling in a few hardcore titles to keep appearance.

MS are trying to get to their main goal and takeover the living room and not be that game company Sony is.
DiRtY  +   1091d ago
It is really funny to see people getting nuts about the rumor that Xbox 3 might block used games. They totally ignore that this is something Sony has a patent on.

And the next point people are overreacting about is the advertisement on XBL being oh so bad, which is nonsense to begin with, because the ads aren't even noticed by 99% of the gamers and it doesn't interrupt your gaming experience in any way. Again, this is something Sony has a patent on!

I am not making this up! Damn, you guys are awesome.
Karpetburnz  +   1091d ago
Im not a big fan of rumours anyway, Im just gonna wait for the PS4 announcement very soon.
urwifeminder  +   1090d ago
As long as it doesnt have sony on it im in.
TheSaint  +   1090d ago
The consoles aren't even out yet and the fanboyism is going cray cray.
scienceakasyco  +   1090d ago
Hey folks, its Simon from GameNTrain who wrote this feature and contrary to what many of you have concluded from this, I don't own a PS3 or even a Vita. I play 90% of my games on the Xbox as well as the 3DS and PC. This article is coming from a fan of the Xbox which shows the extent of some of the rumours which have been discussed and how much a loyal Xbox owner disagrees with some of the rumours.

Thanks for your feedback.

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