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Submitted by alexcosborn 705d ago | opinion piece

5 Things Microsoft Hopefully Took Away From Sony's PS4 Event

GameRevolution:

This past Wednesday, Sony announced their next-gen console, the PlayStation 4. There was incredible hype behind the event, and in many ways, the company delivered on gamers' high expectations. As such, Microsoft sure has to bring the big guns if they hope to steal any of Sony's momentum. (Microsoft, PS4, Sony, Xbox One)

doctorstrange  +   705d ago
To bring it
alexcosborn  +   705d ago
"Brining it" would certainly be a smart move.
making games..
AngelicIceDiamond  +   705d ago
The very 1st reason or no. 5 reason and the no. 1 reason

5. The Gamer Comes First

1. Exclusives, Exclusives, Exclusives

If MS tackled those 2 at the conference then they'll be in a great, great position.
Dark5tar1  +   705d ago
My wishlist is focus more on the core gamer instead of appealing to casuals, Less focus of Kinect, Improve the UI, and have better quality control if MS keeps the Indie Games channel.
Nelson M  +   705d ago
A Pre Order Form for a PS4
dbjj12088  +   705d ago
#5 is actually my #1. I can't stand how Microsoft takes opportunities they SHOULD use to appeal to gamers, and instead turns it into "Buy a Windows 8 Tablet for your Xbox because of Netflix!!"
alexcosborn  +   705d ago
Yeah, steering clear of Windows 8 talk and Kinect would probably be wise.
MacDonagh  +   705d ago
Show some real game footage. No cutscenes or any of that. Just in-game footage. I saw none except for the Knack demonstration on the PS Vita.
TrendyGamers  +   705d ago
Killzone: Shadow Fall had gameplay.
Bumpmapping  +   705d ago
Also The Witness and Deep down Play Beyond.
MacDonagh  +   705d ago
I'm slightly paranoid about that. Can you blame me? It's like people have completely forgot about Aliengate. I don't want to be Gearboxed.

@Bumpmapping The Witness showed the world. It looks great but no actions done by the avatar. It showed a couple of puzzles and how they move but I didn't see a character moving or anything of that sort. I'm sure the Witness will release more when time goes on but until then; I will remain on the fence. Deep Down was an FMV with a little HUD to give the illusion of gameplay but not actual gameplay. That's what I want to see.
haggishurler  +   705d ago
watchdogs?
MasterCornholio  +   705d ago
Its ok Buddy the first time we saw the footage I also found it hard to believe due to how good it looked.

Tretton mentioned that there will be playable demos at E3 so by then you will know if the demos are real or not.

Although in my opinion i think they are.
unchartedxplorer  +   705d ago
Watch dogs? Sorry I realised somebody has already said that.
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MacDonagh  +   705d ago
Watch Dogs has been in development for a little while now and it looks like gameplay footage. However, I will remain obstinate on the face of it until I see it on shelves or I know someone that has played it.

Can you trust the developers to provide a game that is indicative of the quality that has been presented? Can you trust the media whom the publishers have gagged with NDAs and review embargoes? Can you trust your fellow gamers to give a non-biased view on the game?

Who can you trust? Only time reveals.
HyperBear  +   705d ago
3 things would do it for me:

1. Heavily focused on games and gamers, be it new IP's, existing franchises and third-party support (I'll allow time for 1 Kinect game showing off Kinect 2.0 and that is it!)
2. Do not discuss sales and BS about being number 1 in sales, and instead, have a system architect or pres of worldwide studios come out and discuss the specs of the console as well show the new controller and a few new features of the system/user interface.
3. XBOX LIVE IS FREE!!! (But that is just wishful thinking)
alexcosborn  +   705d ago
Great choices! Definitely would like to see those.
clintagious650  +   705d ago
AMEN to that.
Nexgensensation  +   705d ago
the only way I see MS topping PS4
MS is Doom!
Genuine-User  +   705d ago
I want them to show us why we should pick microsoft as our second choice of console. The only two things they need to do is show great games and make xbox live free.
Knight_Crawler  +   705d ago
Actually I am really looking foraward to see how they implement Skype - most of my family is not in America so Skype is very vital for me.

I also want to see what they do with the whole W8 Xbox integration - If rumors are true that the 720 will be more PC than console then its day one for me, if the 720 allows office i can get my work done and game in a seamless transition.

Also MS has stepped up in the hardware design deprtment (see Surface) so will be intresting to see if they can make the 720 slick and small but yet powerful.

Games are important too but I really want a machine that can do almost anything!
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delboy  +   705d ago
Ms needs to show us more real games,more finished games with actual gameplay.
No trailers or announcing for the announcement, lol at square enix.
Tell us the price, don't be afraid, like Sony.
Show a better controler, maybe with two share buttons lol (more innovation for gaming)
And make that illumiroom thing real.
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StrongMan  +   705d ago
They have got to take away that the core gamers are what matters most. The casuals are fickle and will not spend $400-$500 on a new console. MS cannot try and force a bunch of Kinect shovel ware down the core gamers throats. When will they learn that? They have to show new IPs. People are tired of the same old predictable Hal/Gears/Forza/Fable. Those games are growing stale and won't be enough next gen. Forza 3 sold 5 million, Forza 4 sold half of that, and Forza Horizon sold even half of Forza 4 so you can see the severely declining sales is an indicator of lack of interest. Gears Judgement is going largely unnoticed and that says a lot. There is NO hype or anticipation for that game so there needs to be something new. Fable the Journey only sold measly 140k so the fans have spoken and are not interested in Fable games anymore. MS have got to introduce new core IPs that are not Kinect games.
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ironmonkey  +   705d ago
lets wait and see. ms might just bring windows 8 to your living room with the same great games. change nothing just better graphics.
knifefight  +   704d ago
You can have Square Enix show up and do almost nothing and get away with it!
josephayal  +   704d ago
Spacesaver Game Consoles
i think The next-gen Xbox will be invisible just like the PS4

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