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Submitted by BozoLoco 1066d ago | opinion piece

Why I’m more interested in the next Xbox

Microsoft's entertainment focus for its next home console is more appealing than it seems. This blogger tries to make sense of Microsoft's hope to dominate home entertainment. (Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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ShugaCane  +   1066d ago | Well said
"I used my 360 more for entertainment than I do gaming"

So, gaming is not entertainment ?
Why o why  +   1066d ago
...and whats wrong with wanting something for entertainment. ...nothing
Ult iMate  +   1066d ago | Well said
On a gaming console? Which main feature is, you know, gaming?
Why o why  +   1066d ago
im a gamer first and formost but I know people who purchased a ps3 because it was the cheapest blu ray player available for a long time. Nowhere did I say it should be MS' s focus or sonys main focu.

I use my ps3 for games and my xbox for its few exclusives but mainly for sky player as that service is exclusive to the 360 here in in-ger-land.
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onyoursistersback   1066d ago | Off topic | show
MikeMyers  +   1066d ago

What do you think Microsoft does with all of that data?

Ask yourself, how much time do people spend on their iphones actually talking to people? People buy smartphones because they do so much more and gamers who used to buy dedicated devices just for gaming also want more out of their consoles.

I am part of the minority who buys a console mainly for the games but at the same time I don't ignore the trends out there.
camel_toad  +   1066d ago
I'd honestly play a great game over a great movie/show any day. Gaming is my entertainment priority.
PeaSFor  +   1066d ago | Well said
"Why I’m more interested in the next Xbox"

...and again, why should we care about a random dude and his blog?
Ares84HU  +   1066d ago | Well said
"Why I'm more interested in the next xbox."

Because you are a xbox fanboy and you feel the need for the whole world to know it. We know nothing about the next Xbox. At this point you could say that you are cuorious what it will bring but after seeing what the PS4 will bring, you should be more interested in that at this point. After MS shows off the next xbox and they blow everyone away just like sony did than this might be a valid opinion. At this point you just sound like a desperate MS fanboy who can't deal with the fact that Sony showed us a ton of amazing stuff at the PS4 reveal. More than people were expecting.
creatchee  +   1066d ago
@Ult iMate

"On a gaming console? Which main feature is, you know, gaming?"

I browse the web and use apps on my iPod Touch more than I listen to music on it. People use their phones for texting and Facebook more than they actually make phone calls. And I use my game consoles for movies, music, web browsing, TV, and other stuff besides games.

Just because something has a "main function" doesn't mean that the "secondary" ones can't be used and enjoyed just as much or even more.
Godmars290  +   1066d ago
"whats wrong with wanting something for entertainment"
Having to pay extra to access it for one. Not knowing exactly what all its going to offer before jumping all in is another.

No one officially knows what the NextBox is going to offer yet. And if what is rumored is true, then BR if not DVDs wont be playable on it.
JoGam  +   1066d ago
Maybe XBOX should be describe as a cable box that plays games.
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honkayjeezus  +   1066d ago
If you want a gaming console, you probably want gaming to be forefront.

Otherwise you are paying for a subscription just to use the entertainment that can be streamed free elsewhere.

Or, you can just use every other device in your house for it.
TheSurg  +   1066d ago
@ Ares84HU

Please do not talk about fanboism. All I needed to do is check your comment history. Your comments wll become relevant when you will be a real gamer. Now go to bed with your sony poster.
MysticStrummer  +   1066d ago | Well said
It's not wrong exactly, but it is amusing to see this kind of talk from MS and their fans now. PS3's extra entertainment capabilities were derided for awhile, until 360 got some of those same functions, then suddenly they were desirable and cool. That went along well with N4G's 360 fans switching from the "PS3 has no exclusives" shtick to the "exclusives aren't important" shtick. People are funny.

Eventually someone here will probably claim MS originated the idea of a multimedia console, just like Kinect had nothing similar to evolve from according to some people.
ALLWRONG  +   1066d ago
Apparently and according to the PS fanboys above "PS3 is never used for entertainment and only used for gaming and the Xbox is only a casual console for movies and TV".

In the real world, Netflix and Blu-ray are the most used features on the PS3. In fact, in reality, PS3 users watch more and play less than Xbox users. Also that "great core machine" the PS3 hasn't had any real core games in over a year.
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moparful99  +   1066d ago
@ALLWRONG Do you have any proof or statistics that back up your claim that ps3 users use their console for blu/rays and netflix more? Don't make statements like that if you don't have any proof..
darthv72  +   1066d ago
why I'm more interested in the next "gen"
I am interested in both the ps4 and next xbox because i like hardware and games and i have a wii-u and just want to have the next iterations of the ps and xbox in my collection.

No fanboyish comments or disrespectful derogatory allegations.

just pure honest excitement for what is to come.
ALLWRONG  +   1066d ago

I'm sure you guys will ignore and deny that link the same way you deny the existence of the PS4 Kinect rip off device.
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MrBeatdown  +   1066d ago

"In the real world, Netflix and Blu-ray are the most used features on the PS3. In fact, in reality, PS3 users watch more and play less than Xbox users. Also that "great core machine" the PS3 hasn't had any real core games in over a year."

I swear, at this point, between your name and your posts, I'm beginning to think you use your account as one big troll attempt. There's no way someone can believe the nonsense you come up with.

I mean... you actually think more PS3 Netflix usage instantly proves PS3 sees less gameplay time, as opposed to, oh I don't know... less TV time for PS3 owners?

And "the PS3 hasn't had any real core games in over a year"? I know a few people like you like to pretend stuff like AllStars, LBP, and Sly Cooper aren't for the core based purely on it's cartoonish style, even though everything from Crash Bandicoot to Mario Kart to Banjo-Kazooie has never been considered anything less than core... but ignoring stuff like Starhawk and Twisted Metal? That's a whole new level of deluded fanboyism.
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BattleAxe  +   1065d ago
The author is the target audience for Microsoft., an audience that thinks of video games as secondary entertainment.

Play B3yond
potedude  +   1065d ago
I think the PS4 will do all of that too
This 'extra entertainment' isn't just limited to the nextbox. The PS4 will be an entertainment hub also.

But I think it won't be the main focus of the PS4, it will be just as capable (without the kinect which we can all do without) instead it will be present but Sony don't have to shout about it.

Currently I can do all that stuff on the PS3 anyways.
loulou  +   1065d ago
so, when someone is more interested in xbox they are fanboys, but when the same blogs say the same thing about playstation it is ok???

lol what a joke this site and it's fanboys are. i have never seen a site more stricken with the worst type of fanboys than n4g
moparful99  +   1064d ago
@ALLWRONG So a statemet by a Netflix employee claiming that more of their usage comes from PS3 users means that they automatically play less games? Why can't ps3 users do both? I certainly do.. I spent 4 hours plaing God of War earlier today and will watch some netflix before bed... So again you are making baseless claims with no real proof to support them..
Ult iMate  +   1066d ago
So every kind entertainment is gaming?
Christopher  +   1066d ago
Logic fail?

Entertainment covers a broad spectrum of activities, from tv and movies to gaming, sports, theater, and concerts.

You essentially took the logic that since humans are animals, all animals must be humans. Doesn't work that way.
Ult iMate  +   1066d ago
Logic failed in the very first comment. The one from KarmicDemon. Gaming IS entertainment. BUT gaming is not the only kind of entertainment. AND the gaming console should focus mainly on gaming side of entertainment in the first place.
Jockamo  +   1066d ago
cgoodno are you really not picking up on the point he was trying to make? :/
Reverent  +   1066d ago
And that, my friends, is called a "fallacy".
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x5exotic  +   1066d ago
Why I don't care about what console you're interested in:

I don't care.

C0MPUT3R  +   1066d ago
Buy a Roku then.
kneon  +   1066d ago
or a Boxee, Apple TV, Google TV, WD TV media box etc, Even most bluray players and smart Tv's offer access to pretty much the same set of services.

I really don't need Netflix on every device connected to my TV, especially when the TV already has it.
Aceman18  +   1066d ago
Unless Microsoft shows me something other than the unless apps, kinect, and the same 4 main franchises they have; plus not charging to play online the 360 is the last product i'll ever purchase from them.

3rd party games i can always play for free on playstation like I've always done with friends.

so M$ if you want my $$$$$ for this new coming generation you'll have to show me why i should spend my $$$$$ on your product as Im not easily brainwashed by advertising like some people.
Minato-Namikaze  +   1066d ago
Simple I want a games console that does other things and not the other way around. My PS3 is used 90% for gaming and 10% for other things. I enjoy the other features when i use them but 1st and foremost gaming is what the console and company needs to be focused on when it comes to these devices.
TopDudeMan  +   1066d ago
I think they meant other forms of entertainment.
Mottsy  +   1066d ago
Ya the author clearly put "alternative entertainment" but the first comment just took the word alternative out of his inaccurate quote

typical troll strategy
SnakeCQC   1066d ago | Trolling | show
MariaHelFutura  +   1066d ago
I'll be buying both eventually, but I don't know enough about the next xbox to be excited for it. TBH if I went by the last 2 years of the 360s life, I'm more worried about what direction they are going to be heading w/ it more than anything. I just want to hear some real info about it, rather than speculation.
The_Infected  +   1066d ago
"Why I'm more interested in the next Xbox"

Whats funny is its coming from "" so it's obvious he likes Xbox better.

He says "I used my Xbox more for entertainment than gaming" so he pays to watch entertainment he already pays for?! You only pay once on PS3:) Idk about him but games are my number one priority with a gaming console.
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miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1066d ago
You sure about that? You know, there are some things on the PS3, that you already pay for, that you have to pay again to use. NFL Network being one of them.

They all do this. It's called making money. You're going to be in for a rude awakening when Sony makes you guys pay to play next gen.
The_Infected  +   1066d ago
"You're going to be in for a rude awakening when Sony makes you guys pay to play next gen."

How am I going to be in a roof awakening? I doubt that. Xbox Live is "pay to play" Playstation Plus is much different and much better. Also the big features next gen will most likely be a part of Playstation Plus so I'd happily pay for all that.
Tito08  +   1066d ago
@ miDnIghter-You're already proving Kratos is right.. How the hell you're using the NFL Network on PS3 to prove your little excusable point to justify your Xbox when in reality you're only paying the NFL subscription, not Sony. Difference is, if you want to watch Netflix or youtube on your 360, you have to pay for the Live subscription, whereas on PS3 you can watch both for free, we don't have to worry for Netflix on PS3 since we not paying extra, only our Netflix membership, get your facts straight!
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DeadlyFire  +   1066d ago
Basically this one just plays Halo once a month and watches netflix everyday on their Xbox and finds nothing else interesting.

Which to me = Casual Kinect gamer. So I see why this person like Xbox better.
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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1066d ago
Just knowing kinect is successful means they will have to partially focus on the 30 million people who bought it. ugh..

According to the dude they raided 720 can't work without kinect. I think the UI will be like windows 8 and you wave your hand to navigate the menu.

Also with nintendo, valve and sony around I refuse to pay for multi player. Xbox is not special and definitely not a better service than steam.
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otherZinc  +   1066d ago
I'm buying a Next Box 720 day 1 because:

All of my Live Information for the past 10 years will transfer to Next Box 720.

All the downloaded library of games will transfer.

All of my friends list will return to the Next Box 720.

I wont be gouged into buying games I've already purchased: 720 will be backwards compatible.

The Campaign Co-op experience with Halo & Gears will be back with every game in the series.

The PS4 wont be B/C
PSN wont transfer to PS4
Theyre going to make you pay to play games youve already purchased
AND thats what youre excited about...Please.

That's why I'll have 3 Next Box 720 consoles to play with my family.

M$ has their best: Halo, Gears, Forza, Fable! & more...
People say SONY has new games for the PS4 & what do we see: Killzone PS4, Infamous PS4, & some Nak game. And no one says anything about another Non Killing Halo Killzone game. Whatever.
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kneon  +   1066d ago
What makes you think the will be backwards compatible? If the rumors are true then it will also be going x86, the current CPU is PowerPC based and therefore is incompatible.

They could try to use an emulator but I wouldn't count on it.
MariaHelFutura  +   1066d ago
Fanboyism 101- Assume everything and state it as a fact.
FITgamer  +   1066d ago
otherZinc delusional much?
punisher99  +   1066d ago
"People say SONY has new games for the PS4 & what do we see: Killzone PS4, Infamous PS4, & some Nak game. And no one says anything about another Non Killing Halo Killzone game. Whatever."

And where is all these new great games for the next xbox????
DEATHSTROKE-cro-  +   1066d ago
"M$ has their best: Halo, Gears, Forza, Fable! & more... "


what new IP's has Microsoft made in last 7 years ?

every sony studio is making new IP's so yeah, troll harder. and sony has made the most IP's this gen
insomnium2  +   1065d ago

"M$ has their best: Halo, Gears, Forza, Fable! & more... "

LOL @ the &more-part. Ran out of names and had to resort to &more already did we?

Negative down there @ 1.16 is a perfect example why exclusives became important back in the day. It was all about "PS3 haz no gaemz" and "PS3 iz only a BD-player". Thank you negative.
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bigfish  +   1066d ago
after the ps4 reveal,, i couldnt care less what MS show with 720
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DarthJay  +   1066d ago
@Ares84HU - which is ironically the same reason PS3 owners are excited for PS4. It's hysterical and corny how the "Playstation fanboys" present everything as if what they say is gospel. There hasn't even been a formal announcement of the new Xbox. There will be a ton of gaming to be had.

When all is said and done, there isn't going to be a whole lot different between the two. It will be those that want the Playstation and those that want the Xbox... or people like me who will have both.

Having both is the best.
TheSurg  +   1066d ago
You will be Disagreed till you sink, brother. This site has gone very low. No more mature discussions. Just sony fanboys disagreeing to anything that offend their mother (Sony) or even consider something about worst enemy (MS).

Hicken  +   1066d ago
Er, no.

See, we actually KNOW stuff about the next Playstation, including a handful of the games at launch. Sure, there will be assumptions, and those are based on what Sony is doing RIGHT NOW. The same can be said of assumptions based on Microsoft's actions RIGHT NOW: they're going to be more focused on the casual, on social apps and services, and gaming will be secondary.

If you don't see a difference between the two companies, in a gaming capacity, then I don't know what to tell you.

Yes, it'll be best to have both. Don't think anybody's arguing that. But if you can only have one, it doesn't make sense for a gamer to get a console that isn't focused first on games.

Edit: Being focused on games means putting games at the forefront of the console's functions. Isn't that obvious?

Who cares if you're not enthused by the recent exclusives. Plenty of people will be, and that's the point: Sony makes sure to cater to everybody. Not just me, not just you. You like racing games? Great: you don't have to rely simply on third parties, as Sony fields numerous titles of their own.

It's not just about the game, but about MORE of them.

Sony's being in the red, by the way, is due to poor management in other divisions not directly related to gaming. Or are you going to be one of those people that stupidly insists their current situation is ALL on the gaming front?

No, there's not really a problem with Microsoft going after different audiences, so long as they don't forget about the gaming base that made them what they are. I wonder what you would categorize their all-in approach to the casual market as?

If the games- and gaming-related features- are there, if the support from the manufacturer is there, I'll buy any system. Sony caters to me the MOST, but I don't shut out the idea of buying other consoles.

But when you look at the three makers, Microsoft is, by far, the WORST at giving gamers what they want. Some people are satisfied- I struggle not to call them SIMPLE- with the small bit of support they give their own system, with being charged to play online and access services they already have a bill for.

I want more than that. As long as Microsoft is showing me their FOCUS is elsewhere, I'll be sure to spend my money- and do my gaming- elsewhere.
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DarthJay  +   1066d ago
@Hicken What does focused on games even mean? That they have their own first party studios and make a ton of games I might not even care about? One of the biggest reasons I even got a PS3 was for the super duper awesome exclusives I just had to have and two of them came out in the last two weeks and I have zero interest. And I don't know, the PS4 sure looked focused on updating Facebook statuses. See how easy it is to play that game?

Meanwhile, on my Xbox 360, I'm enjoying a ridiculous amount of games that I literally do not even have the time for. Does the fact that they are dirty multi-plats make me a bad person? I play the games I enjoy, without regard to what platform they happen to land on, and when they are on both, I get them on the 360 because I enjoy the 360 substantially more. And guess what... there is absolutely ZERO shortage of games to play on the Xbox 360.

If the new Xbox plays video games, there is absolutely ZERO reason to believe this is going to change. So what if Microsoft looks for other audiences and not just the gamer. Good for them. That's why they are in the black and Sony is constantly in the red. All this silly nonsense is such hyperbole.

There is absolutely NO right or wrong answer here, especially when you own both consoles. If you think you will enjoy the PS4 more than the new Xbox, go get your PS4. What does that have to do with me or anyone else that makes the opposite choice? Nothing. Both will have a metric shitton of games that no one in their right mind will have time to play, and I can say that with the utmost confidence without Microsoft announcing a single thing.

It just cracks me up how much people that have no intention of owning an Xbox get so worked up about what it may or may not have while beating off to a PS4 spec sheet. C'est la vie.
SDF Repellent  +   1066d ago
Darth, just ignore him, Hicken is one of the worst troll on N4G. He claims he is not a fanboy but he is one of the worst one due to the length of his posts; it is literally a college essay. Most of the things that he had posted make absolutely no sense whatsoever.

And here is good example of what I am talking about.
Quote Hicken:
"Oh, look: another 5-bubble troll in a Sony article"

LOL, but then he would go on Xbox articles and do the same thing like this one and the articles below.

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MikeMyers  +   1066d ago
"But when you look at the three makers, Microsoft is, by far, the WORST at giving gamers what they want. Some people are satisfied- I struggle not to call them SIMPLE- with the small bit of support they give their own system, with being charged to play online and access services they already have a bill for.
I want more than that. As long as Microsoft is showing me their FOCUS is elsewhere, I'll be sure to spend my money- and do my gaming- elsewhere."

You're all over the map. You were never a supporter pre-Kinect and you're certainly not post-Kinect. So like DarthJay asked, what does focused on games even mean?

All this guy does is talk about Sony. Whether it's in Sony articles and making sure nobody says anything negative or in Microsoft articles telling everyone how Sony is doing such a better job. If Sony is making you such a satisfied customer why do you seem so unhappy and fearful what Microsoft is doing?
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moparful99  +   1064d ago
@Darth Regardless of how you rationalize it the ps3 has a better track record of exclusives
Just because you don't have any interest in them does not negate the fact that Sony has placed more emphasis on games rather then social aspects. Microsoft has put all of their efforts over the last couple of years into Apps, timed exlcusive DLC, and LIVE in general..
inFAMOUS_KRATOS  +   1066d ago
i dont understand? but 360 doesnt have blueray player, i dont think people have right to say 360 is more of entertainment then the playstation 3 is, ps3 has way better navigation for the casual etc etc.....

truth is - his fanboy.
3-4-5  +   1066d ago
The 360 controller is " The Gaming " controllers IMO....

I hope they don't change it up much.

I want the next xbox but all the rumors so far make it sound awful.
kingmushroom  +   1066d ago
OMG ! Its not Entertainment ?
Cam977  +   1066d ago
That... Or Kinect. I don't know what else he would use it for apart from COD.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1066d ago
EDIT: Sorry read the headline wrong

Different strokes for different folks if somebody likes the Xbox for the apps then let him its his money and his preference?

Its funny because MS didn't turn the Xbox into a media box over night it wasn't just a random decision they up and made one day.

It was the consumers, buyers, mainstream that turned Xbox into a media box so don't point fingers at MS point fingers at the people. Mainstream decided to do other things besides gaming on Xbox and all MS did was shift to the market. That market that Sony wanted and predicted at the beginning of the current gen.

MS isn't posting "An ___X % of people are using Xbox for none gaming" for no reason. MS is adapting to that % of users who aren't gaming which is a large % I might add.

Again blame the changing and shifting market that molded the way Xbox is currently.
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Mottsy  +   1066d ago
I use my ps3 and 360 for more then games. I still feel like the real winners our the ones who get both. If you don't you will be missing out on great games; and through all this noise that is what it really is about the games. To favor one is fine and all but the fact of the matter is their is great games and all systems and I just hope everyone gets a chance to play some of them! This bickering and picking sides is just childish and petty. Research and choose the product to better suite your needs, be confident in your purchase and if you are happy then leave it at that. We should leave the fighting and competing to the companies.
chrismichaels04  +   1066d ago
So an xbox gamer on a 360 gamer community website prefers an xbox system that hasnt even been confirmed yet? Bias or ignorance? You decide.
Mottsy  +   1066d ago
He did state some really good facts about the PS3 so I don't believe he is being biased.

But your right opinions are so over rated! I much rather live in a world without any. Damn this so called internet!
chrismichaels04  +   1066d ago
@mottsy...your obviously missing the point. No one said people's opinions don't matter. I just laugh at how someone is comparing an existing console to a console that hasn't even been officially confirmed or revealed. And then based on that incomplete information, is determining that one system is more preferable over the other. I can understand his opinion making more sense after both consoles have been presented and revealed. Thats his freedom of choice, but as of right now he's basing his biased opinion on rumors and speculation. This article has "fanboy" written all over it. Opinions are allowed. Ignorant bias is not.
Mottsy  +   1065d ago
Don't get me wrong this article is a hit seeking article for sure! But I mean look at how much attention this brings to N4G. This site eats up these opinion and fanboyism journalist. I guess I just find it funny how many people our quick to claim the latter but really everyone commenting on this article and getting worked up over it is just as guilty for being a fanboy. But ya you are right, we know little but I mean that's all we can do right now is speculate.
BTW I didnt disagree with you.
Mottsy  +   1066d ago
@ KarmicDemon
As i agree with your initial idea but he did say "alternate entertainment" so i mean I see what you did their, But if your gonna quote , quote it right.

On point, I do love the entertainment aspect the xbox offers which is gonna be a living room machine, but the ps3 is my time along with all my games!
But I always get both systems anyways so I guess it doesn't matter much.
xtremeimport  +   1066d ago
Sometimes its as simple as, you preferring a company over the other.
kikizoo  +   1066d ago
"Why I’m more interested in the next Xbox"

because you have a blog called
nosferatuzodd  +   1065d ago
like Microsoft care about fanbase Microsoft just use the xbox fanboys to get in the gaming thing now that they see other openings what do you guys think?

That Microsoft care about you Microsoft said we charge for online service and you're going to love it we only give 2 aaa games and kinect all day and guess what? you're going to love it.
everybody said yes sir Microsoft sir and hold their head down like a b#tch..
ICECREAM  +   1065d ago
ps3 is still raging in the games department, so if you think that you are a proud gamer, you know what to choose, but if you like heavy doses of entertainment buy yourself tablets or mid range pc will work fine.
PSVita  +   1066d ago
Ps3 has more entertainment apps than Xbox and you don't have to pay twice to use them. Blu-ray along sets it miles ahead. You can also download movies from the browser(stagevu anyone?). Plus the FAT has card readers. I just don't see how the Xbox is his prime entertainment system when it lacks all that. The article doesn't even mention why he likes the Xbox 360, it's just him saying way they aren't good in the gaming department. So if he's talking next-gen if its anything like this you'll be getting great exclusives along with more entertainment from the ps4...
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Kanzes  +   1066d ago
I think the next xbox will used Blu-ray and free LIVE too.. because if they don't.. they already lose the next console war (not mention the DRM and Disc-watermark rumor)
princeofthabay  +   1066d ago
If you think MS is going to give up the millions of dollars they make from live, you're crazy.
Skate-AK  +   1066d ago
Blu-ray, yes. Free Live, highly doubt it.
PSVita  +   1066d ago
The blu-ray is possible but I doubt MS want to give Sony money. Even if they did get blu-ray for games it could be locked and not be able to play movies to spare the royalties. I really hope Xbox live goes free but I doubt it.
Hellsvacancy  +   1066d ago
Ms will probably have their own disc format for the 720, like what the Wii U has done, this time though it will be built in, not an added extra like the HD player was

On topic I find this a totally pointless article, does anybody here honestly even give a damn what decisions this dude makes in his life?
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MariaHelFutura  +   1066d ago
I'm saying MS adds a few things (like a PS+ service) and raises the price of XBL.
kneon  +   1066d ago

The Wii U drive is little more than a bluray drive without the codecs needed for movie playback. This is just what they did with the Wii and it's DVD drive.

The Xbox will have a bluray drive, but like the Wii U it may not play movies, at least not until the hackers get their hands on it.

It just makes no sense to create an entirely new disk format. The costs of the drive, media and media production would be several times higher then just using off the shelf bluray.
mayberry  +   1066d ago
Everyone seems to forget that the PS3 also has a exclusive component not found on any other console to date that also sets it apart as a true entertainment powerhouse... i.e. the only console with true digital 7.1 surround sound capability. Watching a blockbuster movie or playing Killzone 3 in 7.1 and in 3D is a step beyond imho.
fsfsxii  +   1066d ago
Blu-ray is not needed...
PSVita  +   1066d ago
It is if you want to watch a blu-ray. :)
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madjedi  +   1066d ago
If you don't want to be using 2 dvds+ per game for the 720 yes it is, if it's a entertainment machine and it doesn't play br movies ms is stupid.
fsfsxii  +   1066d ago
Geez, no one takes a joke here.
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urwifeminder  +   1066d ago
Im mostly pc gaming now but i will make room for a new xbox and maybe wii u if the price drops that will more than satisfy my needs.
Ares84HU  +   1066d ago
Why would you need an Xbox for if you are a PC gamer? Almost all Xbox exclusives end up on PC. The WiiU I can understand because those exclusives are only on that system.
xPhearR3dx  +   1066d ago
Maybe because the exclusives on Wii U/PS3 don't appeal to that person. Not everyone loves Mario/Zelda/Uncharted/Killzone etc. you know. There's a reason why the 360 sold 70+ million units. Some people just love their Halo or Gears of War. I'm a PC gamer with a 360, and honestly, none of the exclusives on any console make me want them anymore.

I bought a PS3 specifically for SOCOM. I played SOCOM 2 for 6 years straight and hardly anything else. Once SOCOM died, I got rid of my PS3. I kept my 360 for Forza (I've never cared for GT so don't bring it up) and switched to PC gaming. OMG those people exist I know. Crazy someone else likes something you don't.
Ares84HU  +   1066d ago
I never said that I don't like what the 360 has. But most 360 exclusives end up on PC so I don't see the point of having a 360. Also you seam like you don't like anything BUT what is on the 360......that sounds a bit fanboyish.
urwifeminder  +   1066d ago
Wow thanks for the interest in what i play and spend my money on, i got alot of my fav games on both pc and xbox just to go through them again,i must admit i dont care what you are into.
xPhearR3dx  +   1066d ago

Nope, I LOVED Heavy Rain, LBP & MAG. I use to love Gears of War but now I'm sick of it. Fable I still enjoy but those are on PC. The real only exclusive I like on 360 is Forza. Everything else I can do without or play on PC. I could have gone without playing those PS3 exclusives I mentioned and been fine, but like I said, I'm a HUGE SOCOM fan so I couldn't miss out. Sadly, every game since SOCOM 2 has been crap. Had Zipper not screwed up their own series, and continued it on PS4, I would probably never switch to PC nor bothered ever getting an Xbox.
Max-Zorin  +   1066d ago
I'm interested in both the Ps4 and the next Xbox. The fanboys can kill each other for all I care.
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Typical-Guy  +   1066d ago
Enjoying both worlds... Nothing beats that. Bring on the games, Sony and MS.
KEEPNITREAL  +   1065d ago
I agree with both Max-zorin and Typical-guy %100, just don't forget Nintendo though ! I heard there's some cool stuff coming at E-3 for the Wii-U this year !!!!
BanBrother  +   1066d ago

I used to be the same, but unfortunately I have limited time and money to afford both, unless Microsoft blow me away at their reveal. There is a lot I want to fulfill in my life, as well as getting out of some of the troubles (mostly money related) in my life. I can't see myself getting both consoles again, at least not until one is cheaper down the road.

If I had the money, I would no doubt get both straight up. But I learned the hard way that as you get older, life gets harder. I miss not having a care in tne world and not being stressed out all the time. MS have some work to do, let's see if they can surprise us (or at least me).
Knight_Crawler  +   1066d ago
So lets say the 720 offers something on the same level as the PS4 but at a cheaper price, will you buy the 720 or the PS4 since your are so keen on budget.

Also if you concerned about time then you have choosen the wrong hobby...gaming is just that a time waster.
JBSleek  +   1066d ago
Why cant people like both? And if someone prefers one why must gamers put others down for it. Grow up already.
Walker  +   1066d ago
I’m more and more interested in the next PlayStation !
Cueil  +   1066d ago
Oh good for you

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Unlimax  +   1066d ago
Nope .. Good for Gamers and we proud of it :]
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Cueil  +   1066d ago
having competing consoles is good for gamers and gaming... people who only want one system don't really help the ecosystem as much as those who purchase more then one brand
Twinzclipz  +   1066d ago
me too
SDF Repellent  +   1066d ago
I will definitely get the next xbox. The main reason is BC, which is most likely going to be included in the next xbox. I have over 100 Xbox 360 games so able to play it on one unit is a blessing for me. Imagine playing GTA5 and minute later load up Forza 5 in one smooth transition.

This is not a knock on PS4, of course, as I do have a PS3 and PS2 but that system can wait another year when it is cheaper.
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nukeitall  +   1066d ago
I have an idea of what the PS4 will be about, but have very little info about the next Xbox. Therefore I'm more curious about the next Xbox.

I'm a more rounded entertainment consumer, where I play games, read books, listen to music and watch movies as well *when* I get time.

So a well rounded approach with ease of use, i.e. get me in and out fast is going to win for me. One of the main reason I use Xbox Live is because it is far easier to schedule a game among friends. Just jump into party chat while I play something else.

So if Sony offers up that better than MS, I'm in for it. However, I do not want a dedicated gaming device. I want a well rounded device that hopefully can replace my living room PC.
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vega275  +   1066d ago
I agree a 100%. I want a system that does it all seamlessly without having to use different device. If I wanted a dedicated gaming system that just play games. I would get a 3ds. I do hope the next xbox does B/C.which would be a definite win in my book for me.. So I can get rid of my old console. I dont want too many devices hooked up to my tv since I will be upgrading my pc soon.

Edit: I'm still hoping that MS puts a HVD player in the next xbox so dev's wont be crying about disk space in a couple of years and they can support 4k movies when tvs become cheaper
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green  +   1066d ago
"So if Sony offers up that better than MS, I'm in for it. However, I do not want a dedicated gaming device. I want a well rounded device that hopefully can replace my living room PC"

Well said. I can not in anyway buy a console that all it does is play games. I have a job, a good social life and very active so never really have the time to dedicate to games like i used to. But i want my gaming device to be an all round entertainment system. One i can play games on when i have the time, one i can enjoy movies, youtube and enjoy other means of entertainment seamlessly without having to use my PC.
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duli14  +   1065d ago
imagine the smooth transition when you're playing gta5 and you have to insert disc no 2
MartinB105  +   1066d ago
No console comes close to my XBMC-based HTPC as a media device.

That's why I choose my consoles purely for the games and not for their mediocre half-assed media functionality.
sak500  +   1066d ago | Well said
I have a standalone media player which is much better than any plays 3Diso mvk avi and any format u can throw at it. Hooked to my 3D tv with hdmi 1.4 has 7.1 channel sound plus it has 1000s of streaming channels. Cost 250usd cheaper than any htpc. Also can load up Android os which is built in. ..also had all other online apps like YouTube Picassa radio channels
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MartinB105  +   1066d ago
That sounds good, but why are you so sure that it's better than an XBMC-based HTPC?

XBMC will also play pretty much any format you can name. It has plugins for things like YouTube, etc. too (I don't use them, but I know they're available).

My XBMC HTPC is an Acer Revo 3610, which cost me about $250. And that was three years ago. So it's absolutely bogus for you to suggest that your player was cheaper than mine.

I don't know if XBMC has 3D support, but I don't have a 3D TV anyway, so it doesn't make a difference to me. A decent music visualiser is much more important to me, and XBMC has ProjectM built-in, which is one of the greatest music visualisers ever created.

How does the music visualiser in your standalone media player compare to ProjectM?

I'm happy with the decision I made. :)
aiBreeze  +   1066d ago
I find it hard to more interested in a console where we have absolutely no idea what exclusives it might have coming for it at launch. It's safe to say a new Gears or Halo is off the cards so at this point I'm nothing more than a little curious as to what they have in the works to help sell the system and tbh, entertainment features and a bundled kinect isn't going to do it for me.
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delboy  +   1066d ago
Who cares about a handful exclusive games, multiplat is the way to go now days.
Sony lost all 3rd party exclusive games.
If xbox runs multiplat games better or has time exclusive deals in multiplat games I'll jump in.
I own a ps3,but ps4 is ditching BC so I have no real reason to stay with Sony anymore.
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Genuine-User  +   1066d ago
You want to get a Playstation 4 for PS3 games? What a shame.
Sony still has a lot of 3rd part exclusives, do some research.
aiBreeze  +   1066d ago
Exclusives do matter though, the last few years it has been a handful of exclusives on the 360 while the ps3 has a bagful each year which are much better spread out too instead of just focusing around the holidays period.

I really don't think there will be much in it next gen with the consoles however as a passionate gamer and as an early adopter, my console of choice will be down to which one has the best games and that will come down to exclusives.
Karpetburnz  +   1066d ago
PS4 is going to be extremely easy to develop for, so Multiplatform games will likely look the same if not better than the next Xbox.

And why get a PS4 only to play PS3 games? Just plug in you PS3. sure BC would be nice but its not a MUST. PS3 doesnt have BC with PS2 games and I dont hear many people complaining about it, Infact the reason why it was removed was because people complained the PS3 was to expensive.
colonel179  +   1066d ago
At least wait until it's announced to know if you'll be more interested.
Alos88  +   1066d ago
I'm not sure why you'd be more interested in something that hasn't even been announced yet- we know nothing about it!
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delboy  +   1066d ago
I'm excited for the new box.
We know nothing about it, so we can excpect anything from it, and that's exciting and intriguing.

Hopefully ms brings more inovation then Sony did.
A better controler or that illumiroom thing, who knows?

Ps4 is a huge letdown for me, nothing new except for upgraded graphics.
We need more then just graphics upgrade to jump on next gen.
Alos88  +   1066d ago
I'm going to wait and see what it's new features are before I decide on anything.
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The Meerkat  +   1066d ago
I'm not going to pick sides until I see what both sides have to offer.
felidae  +   1066d ago
PS3 has always been the better multimedia device ... and it has the best exclusives.

this won't change with PS4.
Cueil  +   1066d ago
can you give me the lotto numbers for tomorrow... I could use 138million
felidae  +   1060d ago
well, they're definitely not 720!
ceballos77mx  +   1066d ago
I'm an old school gamer (started on intelevision)so to me its all about the games, the only feature that I like about these past 2 gens is watching DVDs and blurays, as i like having physical copies. For Facebook and even the internet I have other devices that do it for free or much better than consoles. So to me its all about the games I can experience in a console that decides my purchase.
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wotta  +   1066d ago
A 360 site saying why it's interested in the next Xbox? wow.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   1066d ago
PS4 day 1 for me - though whatever anyone else invests in, I hope each and every console gives VFM and long and trouble-free gaming. Peace and enjoy.
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Wotbot  +   1066d ago
MS just need to make sure they have a system that is just as powerful as the PS4 and let’s not forget they already have a better stable online gaming system, but they could always improve this.

Let’s not forget the PS3 had terrible connection issues and it was slow updating and some games made you mandatory install, I sometimes felt like a PC gamer .

For me the 360 was a better pure gaming machine, so most things were good from MS on this gen.

MS does need more good exclusives, if they can do this then it might be the same story with Sony behind MS, but only time will tell.

Bring on E3
Jamaicangmr  +   1066d ago
This article makes no sense. The PS3 is a better and more cost efficient entertainment hub than the Xbox360. This guy just sounds like a scared fanboy grasping at straws. Anyone who likens themselves to real gamers would never even attempt to overlook the PS4. With the PS4 Sony seems to be targeting gamers with a gaming console as there primary the way it should be.

Unless Microsoft decides to gaming in the forefront of their design (True gaming not this connect bullcrap)then Sony is the only way to go for me.
Kaiou  +   1066d ago
I just want great games , i don't care about either hardware manufacture , just give us the games.
spinbot_lv1  +   1066d ago
customer: hey waiter, how is the wine today?
waiter: the best you can drink.
customer: wow, I'm lucky.....give me your wine!
customer: (after the first sip)....shit! this is vinegar.
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Felonycarclub8  +   1066d ago
Unless they make the next Xbox with free Internet access I will not be getting one that's the only reason it kept me from buying one.
mistertwoturbo  +   1066d ago
I want a PS4 to play PS4 games. Nothing else.
WeAreLegion  +   1066d ago
I don't get it. Even if your primary use for a console is apps...the PS3 was a much better machine than the 360. More entertainment apps AND you didn't have to pay for Live to use them.

Seriously. Has this guy even touched a PS3? What makes him think the 720 will have more entertainment apps OR games than the PS4? 3rd parties don't do "exclusive" anymore. Sony has the most 1st party studios by a long shot!
Flatbattery  +   1066d ago
This kind of article is too early, we don't even know what the next Xbox is like or where Microsoft are going with it. Although we can speculate, I think siding with a console that has zero information available is extremely premature and bordering on fanboyism.

All I know is Microsoft have some impressing to do, so far Sony's offering looks impressive, and dismissing it's multimedia capabilities is a little ignorant, it's near enough a PC and what PC can't do what a PS3 or 360 can do now. The only difference is that Sony aren't shouting it from the rooftops this time.
from the beach  +   1066d ago
I'm open-minded about the 'entertainment' aspects, I don't use many of them on 360 so it's not a selling point, but I don't see the harm in them being there either.
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