Xbox 720: Horsepower Not Necessary, Originality King Next Gen

RGN writes, "In this weekly installment of the RealGamerNewz Podcast we get together to discuss all things Microsoft as the heavily talked about Xbox 720 reveal approaches (or so we hope). New developments such as the specs of the Xbox 720′s RAM and architecture as well as its functionality for mobile devices and media services."

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PhiMattic1950d ago

Sounds like an interesting podcast. Looking forward to listening to this.

Spinal1950d ago

If Microsoft keep focusing on kinect they will certainly be trailing behind next gen.

I've already decided that other than my PC which is my primary platform the PS4 is the only platform ill have. I don't need to play the next gears and halo games. I didn't play the last ones to come out.

Why o why1950d ago (Edited 1950d ago )

im hoping the relative success of kinect doesnt sway ms from their true here.. They must srike a better balance in my honest opinion. They have the means and the ips so why not. The power may not be the be all and end all... Its like European cars vs American ones. Horesepower vs refinement. There are many European cars that outperform their more powerful larger litre US counterparts. Eficency, optimisation could and talent could be more important... Time will tell

Blackdeath_6631950d ago (Edited 1950d ago )

@Why o why
your european vs american car analogy doesn't work since european cars are better in every way, shape and form.

anyway on topic, i cant agree with you more. the things that turn me away from the next xbox is MS's focus on kinect,lack luster exclusives games library and moving towards making the xbox a livingroom tool. i am looking to buy a games console NOT a tool for my living room. things that would make me not even consider getting the next xbox are paying for the privilege of using my internet connection and constant internet and/or constant kinect connection. if any of those things are implemented i won't even think about getting an xbox likewise for ps4 (although it has already been confirmed that you don't require a constant internet connection for the ps4.)

ALLWRONG1950d ago (Edited 1950d ago )

"If Microsoft keep focusing on kinect they will certainly be trailing behind next gen."

As well as Sony with it's Kinect wannabe device, Wonderbook, and Move.

PoSTedUP1950d ago

kinect could be the king of casuals this gen if done correctly. not my thing at all but i do see money in the project. maybe trailing beind for the hardcore gamer tho.

CaulkSlap1950d ago

Kinect won't succeed no matter how hard they push it. It would be one thing if 720 were launching with the Kinect as a brand new gimmick. It would have the Wiimote-like hype that sold the Wii. But it's really already been played out on the 360 and no one is going to care.

I just hope Microsoft pulls their heads out of their asses and has some core games outside of Halo/Gears/Forza. Xbox can't survive on these tired franchises alone. They'll lose their base to PS4 in a heartbeat without something new.

ALLWRONG1950d ago

Yeah CaulkSlap because Sony is just so core with Move, Wonderbook, Kinect rip off, and all those great core titles they released since 2011 like Battle Royal and Journey.

stage881950d ago


Its every article with you, isn't it?
Come on people, bubble this guy down so we don't have to read his childish drivel.

BitbyDeath1950d ago

@AllWrong, that Kinect rip-off has been around since the PS2, long before Kinect ever graced consoles.

Get out with your trolling.

Hydrolex1949d ago

Next Gen is all for Sony to DOMINATE, I promise you that

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1949d ago

Ya, like they're trailing behind this gen dominating the most important place for game sales, and the biggest nation for game sales. The USA.

You know, they've had no exclusives and focus on Kinect and don't care about core gamers all of a sudden, and yet Month after Month for 2 Years in a row and counting, they keep outselling the competition.

Must suck to be MS right now.

Mounce1949d ago

I really can't see how Microsoft can be 'Originality' with Kinect or with their 1st-party studios....They have NOTHING compared to Sony, this much should be common sense. Sony has a shitload of studios under their belts that are experienced veterans. Microsoft doesn't have too many great studios, most of them make Kinect games like Rare.....

Microsoft being 'Original' just sounds hilariously impossible unless they were to go left and right and buy out companies, hell, they weren't even one to even consider buying Virgil Studios! They don't want to throw money recklessly this generation due to their losses of the current gen. Originality Costs. Sony's more experienced at doing this though.

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Derekvinyard131950d ago

I hope they come up with new ip next gen, they really need something new

SilentNegotiator1950d ago (Edited 1950d ago )

Such pre-emptive damage control...

And just because Wii sold almost as well as ps2 because it targeted non-gamers, doesn't mean that the next gimmick will "make" the system.

Tultras1949d ago

The wii sold almost as well as the ps2??

What of weed are you smoking, boy?

showtimefolks1949d ago

Yeh that makes sense, lets just say I can play the game on a gamepad or have a lot of kinect exercise and dance games because as gamers that's what we want

I believe that MS is not so stupid to not at least match Sony's offering. Next gen should be moving the tech forward,making game development easier and just making great core titles

Sony has shown their hand a bit we still don't know a lot, MS you can't think kinect 2 will win you next gen. Last3 years at E3 for MS have been the worst so it's time to remember why xbox360 was such a success early in even with RROD and that was because it had a lot of games and easy development tools

Nintendo is gonna be in 3rd this gen.

The competition is between ps4 and next Xbox. You can offer all the features but end of the day a gaming console Ned's games more than anything else

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NYC_Gamer1950d ago

I hope xbl becomes a real service that offers more then just being able to play online and cross-chat for 60 bucks

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tristanwerbe1950d ago

I would like to some more features for gold membership

optimus1950d ago

Why would an article promoting a podcast about basically all the news that was covered on n4g in the last week or so be approved??... I would understand if it was a podcast from n4g themselves by which case it wouldn't be an article but a link at the top of the site or something...ah well, i guess it's a slow news day.

DigitalSmoke1950d ago

I want my GAMEING system to the best games out there, and Sony happens to make a ton of original exclusives i like.
Yes the device should stream movies and such, but going telivision is a huge step back, unless you're a 2 and a halve men or a friends freak.

Rumplebumpkin1950d ago

English isn't everyone's first language. Give him a break, you can easily understand what he has typed.

SDF Repellent1950d ago

Have fun with your GAMEING system of choice. LOL

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