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Submitted by caleb4779 1029d ago | opinion piece

Microsoft Abandons Games as Focus: Adds Google to List of Next Gen Competitors

BigBoxGaming- "Microsoft is likely planning on using gamers to get their new “media features” into homes they otherwise wouldn’t have access to. The question gamers will have is, to what extent will the gaming experience we have become accustomed to with past Xboxs suffer, if at all, for the sake of this new focus." (Microsoft, Xbox One)

gabescow  +   1029d ago
Brings up a good point that Microsoft and Sony have been offering lots of non-gaming features on their consoles for awhile now.

I am waiting to see if this is Microsoft's new -focus-. If it is, the gaming experience will suffer and they will lose ground this next gen.

Sony learned that lesson last gen and has been showing they are on the right track this time around. Not to say the PS3 was bad, Sony just gave up more than they needed too with their self inflicted bumps in the road.
HammadTheBeast  +   1029d ago
I feel bad for Microsoft. They can't go up against Google. It'll **** them up. Just look at that fail that is Bing. And this just opens up a wide door for Sony and Nintendo for that Market share.
Army_of_Darkness  +   1029d ago
This is what I'm predicting... subscription fee required as soon as you boot up your Xbox 720.
But on a brighter note, you have the ps4 as your alternative if you just want to play some good old fashion games;-)
JBSleek  +   1029d ago
Microsoft has a 90% hold of the PC market. They are no little player.
Campy da Camper  +   1029d ago | Funny
I have never heard anyone ever say, "just Bing it." I hate ms commercials so much. They try so hard to be cool. That latest one for surface tablet with all those hipsters dancing around the table to McDonalds music is cringe worthy. Especially that guy doing the arm circle around his face. I hate that guy.
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nukeitall  +   1029d ago
Yet, MS is the only one able to gain slow, but gain marketshare from Google with Bing.

MS also went up against the monopoly that Playstation had with the PS2 and we know how that market got divided.

Look at the facts, look at the history and take off the fanboy glasses. MS' Xbox division know what the f' they are doing.
inveni0  +   1029d ago
I also feel they're behind the "Scroogled" ads. Like we (they e-generation) care if Google tracks our internet usage in order to provide better content. They may be able to scare some older folks away from Google, but that generation is dying out. Microsoft is really stupid sometimes.
ShinMaster  +   1028d ago
This was Microsoft's plan all along, since they never intended to get into console gaming in the first place. The Xbox was just a way to infiltrate your living rooms. That's why they've been focusing on non-gaming related media apps.
At least with Sony focuses more on gaming with PlayStation.
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caleb4779  +   1029d ago
The new features could be how they justify their subscription next gen.
Parapraxis  +   1029d ago | Intelligent
I'm pretty sure that the PS4 is going to have all the features that were missing (cross game chat/party system/custom soundtrack for all games) from the PS3 with the PS4.
Aside from possibly having a few different apps than the PS4, I really find it hard to see how MS would justify charging for XBOX Live with the next XBOX.
But I suppose even when bested by PSN/PS+, hardcore XBOX fans will still cough up the dough with it.
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RuleofOne343  +   1029d ago
hardcore XBOX fans will still cough up the dough , I know I will just cause I don't really like sony & have outgrown Nintendo.
FATALVISI0N  +   1029d ago
I love my Xbox 360 and weeks ago I'd say anyone is a fool to think the PS4 would surpass the Next Xbox. Until these last few days. But even tho the rumors give bad press, today I found on M$'s own blog that says Microsoft will "commit 100 percent of its focus on consumer TV strategy with Xbox."

I dont need the next xbox to give these features I'll never use. I'm a gamer, and I want a gaming console. So I disagree, not every Xbox fan will cough up the dough and deal with it! I'll deal with it by coughig up the dough and buy a PS4!!! And the Xbox gaming community I'm apart of the majority also feels the same.

(link to my quote from microsoft:
JeffGUNZ  +   1028d ago
@ Parapraxis,

Man, I hate to break it to you but if you are eager for the cloud based features and Gaiki of the PS4, get ready to pay for it. All PSN+ did was test the waters of how a paid subscription would go for their users. Sony was taking a loss with each PS3 sold, they see a subscription based service a great add on of investment. Don't mistake what I am saying, I am confident we will see a "free" basic PSN version, but it will be stripped bare of all the cool stuff they have shown and will show off at E3. Sony is slowly transitioning to a paid subscription base and I am fine with that, as long as the product justifies the price.
Godmars290  +   1029d ago
So just have to wait and see how much of their focus remains on games. Then deal with it.
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Belking  +   1029d ago
It's smart of them to keep an eye on Google. Look at what happened to sony when they ignored Samsung and Apple. Samsung has passed sony in the TV market and Apple killed them in the portable music player market. Now MS has stolen considerable marketshare from them in the US.
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Godmars290  +   1029d ago
Not really like they've ever ignored what Google was doing either. They bought into Yahoo, created Bing and even used Google to support Bing to their self-embarrassment.
Belking  +   1029d ago
MS is very alive. They stumble here and there but they have huge sums of money to fall back on. It's sony that has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. They didn't change CEOs because they are doing well. If things don't improve for them in the next few years you will see them slowly turn to a only software in the gaming market which may not be a bad idea since no one profits off of hardware anyway.
Skips  +   1029d ago
But this is about their next gen console. Last time I checked, Google isn't or will not be entering the console gaming business.

So for Microsoft to list Google as a competitor for their NEXT GEN CONSOLE.

Means that whatever they'll push out will be more akin to a cable box/Google T.V. wannabe (As pretty much EVERY RUMOR OUT THERE HAS SUGGESTED) more than an actual machine meant for gaming.

Hence why "Microsoft Abandons Games as Focus".


That was like what 7 years ago? Lol Back when the PS3 launched, it didn't have many exclusive games to push for so of course they would market what it's strength's were.

But when the exclusive games started coming in, around 2007/2008, Sony jumped right back into focusing on games. And for the past 5 years, they've pretty much done mostly that.

Hence why SONY'S NEXT GEN CONSOLE, will be MUCH MUCH more about games.
Sony: "PS4 is a gaming console at heart"

Sony: "We're all about the gamers"

And are you talking about Microsoft taking Sony's lead about wanting to make their console a multimedia device? Because Microsoft has been wanting to do that since day one. LMAO.
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jimbobwahey  +   1029d ago
With the PS3 Sony had a heavy focus on Blu-Ray movies and media content, before stretching out to trying to push 3D content etc quite heavily.

Did it mean that Sony abandoned games? Not at all. It looks like with the next Xbox, Microsoft is just following Sony's lead and thinking "Hey, we should probably start chasing down these features too".

I'm confused at how Sony can have such a heavy focus on non-gaming features and content and nobody bats an eyelid, but when Microsoft decides to do the same thing it's suddenly the worst thing ever?
AkatsukiPain  +   1029d ago

There is a big difference with doing other things for your console like kinect, move, blu ray, etc etc. There is one thing to focus on another area but to have your focus all in that area & alienate the other half is never a good thing for any corporation.

While microsoft has been focusing more on casual gamers they have left out the core audience with no new games to offer for the past few years. Sony on the other hand has been doing a great job delivering new content to all its users not leaving any of them unhappy with tons of new content year after year.
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RuleofOne343  +   1029d ago
*But this is about their next gen console. Last time I checked, Google isn't or will not be entering the console gaming business. * Neither was MS back in 1999- 2000 but look where their at now.
Skips  +   1029d ago

"Look where they're at now"

Their Xbox brand?

Yup, I agree.

Anyways, back in 2000, people actually knew Microsoft were going to enter the console business. lmao. Not so with Google.

Why the hell WOULD Google want to enter the console business in the first place (to conquer the living room or whatever), when they already have Google T.V.?

Which will apparently be a rival to Microsoft's "Family Friendly Entertainment Center". <--- (Microsoft's words, not mine.)
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Godmars290  +   1029d ago
"Because Microsoft has been wanting to do that since day one."

Their defenders keep saying this, yet the 1st Xbox only played games out of the box whereas the PS2 played games and movies.

Yes MS later made a kit where hackers had converted their console's DVD drive, but that was too little too late.

Heck, maybe they actually had been thinking along those lines, but if they had like the DVD movie player kit, it was at added expense to consumers.
nosferatuzodd  +   1028d ago
That's Microsoft for ya greedy to the core
They want to do search engine
They want to do games Zune fail miserably
They want to do google tv now
They want to do iPad
They want to do phones
Jack of all trade and master of none because of their greed
Instead of focusing on one thing they want to do it all
Zodd the immortal
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Software_Lover  +   1029d ago
They haven't shown anything yet, games or media services. But I like how when media services rumors come out we get tons and tons of articles on that topic.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1029d ago
THese threads are getting ridiculous MS isnt abandoning gamers at all just another rndom fanboy thread trying to tear down MS. Sony is doing the exact same thing on the ps4 are they abandoning gamers? I dont wanna hesr smack about MS isnt making any games because that argument is tired and old.
PsnGammer21  +   1028d ago
But it's true the only games the games they put in last year are so were only halo 4 and I think that's about it
JeffGUNZ  +   1028d ago
Halo 4, Gears of War Judgment and Forza Horizon. Not that bad when you're launching a new console in less then a year. I am really expecting a HUGE amount of first party IP and new exclusives at E3. Think about it, MS has like 22 studios, the exclusives dropped in the last 2-3 years, yeah? What's the average development time for a game, 2-3 years, right? The fact that MS has not responded right away when the PS4 announced and the fact that they have not responded to any rumors strengthens my thoughts that MS has one hell of a show planned and they are coming out swinging. Granted, this is just my opinion, but imagine this scenario...E3 roles around, they reveal the system, it's jam-packed with exclusives, not kinect-fest, doesn't required always on/connection to play (awful rumor that makes no sense anyway), does have tons of media features like a TV services/DVR, etc. What happens then? You know how ridiculous this site will get? I am not saying this will def happen, but just imagine lol
fattyuk  +   1029d ago
I gotta admit I'm loving every single rumour I hear about the next box!!

keep em coming

Sarobi  +   1029d ago
I understand that right now people enjoy the idea of having everything in one box, I mean look at phones these days. I'm not a fan of this idea where the video game console transitions into a media hub for everything other than games, it seems silly to me. We live in a world where all our devices already do EVERYTHING.. whether it be tweeting or watching netflix, it's something we've become accustomed to seeing. But if you are making a VIDEO GAME SYSTEM, let that be the selling point.
Godmars290  +   1029d ago
The PS3 was intended as a media hub sans a paywall. Still is despite MS stealing the term and seemingly acting as if their own current console isn't one too.
DarkZane  +   1029d ago
Sorry Microsoft, I want a gaming console, not a media hub.
The_Infected  +   1029d ago
Get a PS4. Just saying:)
riverstars86  +   1029d ago
So you would rather have a Super Nintendo over a PS4 or Next Box? Because that is what your statement sounds like to me. Both next gen consoles will be media hubs, If you want a strictly gaming console, go to your nearest pawn shop.

Edit: To the people who disagree with me, please state why you disagree.
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fattyuk  +   1029d ago
I disagree....

because I can.
riverstars86  +   1029d ago

Thanks for your post, we all admire your intelligence! Keep up the good work bro!!
fattyuk  +   1029d ago
no worries sweetheart

riverstars86  +   1029d ago
With the reasoning skills of some individuals on this website, one may have more intelligent arguments with various animals on the Facebook for pets.
fattyuk  +   1029d ago
at least they'd be arguing with someone else even if it is an animal.

as you seem to be arguing with yourself.

Tetsujin  +   1029d ago

I agree 100%; too many people get spoiled on features outside what consoles original intent was - gaming. Before there wasn't cross game chat, or custom soundtrack, or in some cases internet. Now all of the sudden most gamers (not everyone so don't twist it) whine and complain because there's certain features they feel they "need" instead of something they "want." As of right now my vote goes towards the PS4 because Sony decided core gamers come first, not social media, not "custom soundtrack," not even having to be online 24/7; making games is their main focus with all the extras second. Yes it's nice having the "option" to watch a movie, or listen to music, however my PS3 is 98% gaming, not 98% something else - I have a PC if I want something outside playing video games.
Realplaya  +   1029d ago
A lot of the PS4’s ethos is around the ‘connected generation’ – those that are rarely off Facebook, Twitter and the like.

The PS4 wants to give you social media through a gaming filter – by letting you watch friends games in progress, offer tips and recommendations and even take control of their game, like an IT guy remotely fixing your PC.

The new look PSN page even looks a bit Facebook.
dcbronco  +   1029d ago

Features like chat and the internet enhance the gaming experience. You need communication in many online games and the connect to play them. And the PS3 being 98% gaming is really naive. Blu-ray wasn't for games. It was for movies. DL sizes on PSN prove that. PS3 had a browser long before the 360. The PS3 also offers movies and music. It was advertised as only doing everything. Are you really just repeating what you've seen others post. It's completely untrue. There are few features on the 360 that the PS3 doesn't have. And they aren't multimedia , it has all of the same multimedia features. SO if the PS3 is 98% focused on gaming, then so is the 360. Dark is probably just repeating what he read on another post too.

People say that Sony does a poor job of marketing. That is obviously true. Many supposed fans have no idea what their console does.

Just look at the PSN website.

"Your all-access pass to an unrivaled entertainment experience".

And let's not forget Home. Or Folding home. Neither is gaming. Home is a pure casual social experience. But I guess everyone has forgotten about Home.
Tetsujin  +   1029d ago

No I'm not doing a copy/paste I read from another person/post, I'm talking from experience of currently owning a PS3, and some older gaming consoles dating back to the NES days. Everyone has the option to use their console as they see fit; my point is too many people focus so much on "non-gaming" aspects that they forgot what a gaming console's original intent - to play video games. Chatting I can see to a degree if your playing with someone online and you need to properly achieve a goal, that's not the problem; the problem is having x game chat and talking about the latest gossip while playing 2 different games.

When I look at my NES, Genesis, and my older consoles, I put in game, start system, and start playing; not wait for patches, or read some silly spam-message from friends, or wait through 10 minutes of credits before the main screen appears; yes playing offline is an option (at least for the majority of the games I currently play) however again when the majority of people start going on about "features" that they don't need that's when it becomes a problem.

I remember when playing online was an option, and not a requirement; now all of the sudden if there's no "multiplayer" component (especially co-op in games that really don't need it) all of the sudden the developers are "too lazy" and it needs to be added otherwise there's multiple petitions to either ban the company or to boycott future games.

Also, if you read my original post (that's not edited) I said "my" PS3 is 98% gaming, not the entire console is for everyone else.
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dcbronco  +   1029d ago

Fair enough. You want a offline experience and want consoles to focus on that. But companies are going with what is clear the vast majority want. They want chat, movies, music and seemly more than anything Netflix. In fact so much Netflix that streaming Netflix is one of the biggest users of bandwidth on the net.

The problem really is the idea that all of the other features hurt the gaming part of the console. The next generation is the first to add hardware that solely serves the non-gaming features. But they separated it. I'm not sure that they would have added anymore to the graphics or CPU side if not for the other processors. Plus we don't know to what extent the other hardware will assist the gaming side. And we don't know what MS is doing at all.

In addition, we are reaching a point where we can't go much further on the graphics side and I'm not sure we can have a console yet that could really address AI and physics and would still be a $400 machine. Adding the secondary features are cheap. An ARM SoC only cost $15 for them so what more is going to be done with that $15 on the gaming side.

I understand if you don't like these features. But if anything they are making the new machines focus on you not noticing them on the gaming side. Things like always on(in the game already loaded sense, not the absurd sense that fanboys are thinking) will get you to your game immediately. So gamers have been focused on. Hopefully they won't have load screens either. BF4 showed some of that.

But if it's graphics and AI and physics you're talking about. One is reaching the uncanny divide and the other isn't cost effective right now. You'll have to wait another generation or two for that. Also while you don't really want online, there are many games that I only play the online component of.
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CC-Tron  +   1029d ago
You misspelled Sony.
Jek_Porkins  +   1029d ago
Well Microsoft has the most first party studios, no matter how you feel about them,game studios make games, the next Xbox will also have 90+% of the same games as PS4, so no matter what other features they bring out, it'll still play a hell of a lot of games.

I'd consider Google, Apple, Nintendo and Sony as competitors to Microsoft. They all try to get that entertainment nugget, Microsoft just does a pretty good job at advertising and attacking.

I for one would LOVE the Xbox channel that has been rumored to become a reality, if it could take the place of G4 and offer original gaming related program, that is a win/win.

Not sure why so many people think you can do one or the other, I mean do people say Sony can only do TV's or game consoles not both? Of course not, yet Sony has it's own PlayStation branded TV's, guess they are after a different market now too? Of course not, GTFO.
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Game4life  +   1029d ago
why must you keep trying to troll? i don't understand.

Go ahead and glorify microsofts 20 some studios when a god 10 to 15 are working on kinect or entertainment app.
theres only like 5 studios they have that do anything profuctive that we see
(as gamers)
caleb4779  +   1029d ago
Good points, and an xbox channel sounds cool...but the difference with Microsoft pushing their new services is they are doing it as "part" of their console.

The PS4 isn't being built into a TV.

IMO there is no way Microsoft's gaming aspect won't be hurt if they add all these features and tailer the system to provide it.
BitbyDeath  +   1029d ago
@Jek, What you forget to mention is that Sony have almost as many second party studios making exclusive games for them and MS have none.

But hey if spinning it helps you sleep better
The_Infected  +   1029d ago

Go ahead name them. Tell us all how most of them are Kinect, family, and other crap. It's not all good like you make it sound.
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Jek_Porkins  +   1029d ago
Well that is actually opinion, also since when does Sony not go after family and casual gamer's? Wasn't Sony's big games last year Wonderbook, LittleBigPlanet Karting and PlayStation All Stars? Sounds pretty family friendly to me, and what of Move? I mean that is obviously casual/family oriented.

Also, not sure if you saw the PS4 announcement, but they have a camera pretty similar to Kinect, and a glowing controller with a touch pad, share features for "social gaming" and a social network built in.

I'm searching my previous comment, but it looks like I didn't say anything about Microsoft having the most hardcore gaming studios, just most studios, which is a fact. Do you think MS is going to disallow developers from publishing core titles on the next Xbox?

I realize N4G hates Microsoft and wanted more than anything for the next Xbox to block used games and be DRM, but it aint gonna happen, Sony is in for a fight just like this generation and people will probably be pretty divided.
T2  +   1029d ago
Not sure how the share button is considered casual. Who records vids of their gameplays and puts them on YouTube currently? Not a lot of casual gamers thats for sure
JeffGUNZ  +   1028d ago
@ Joecanada

I agree with you, but also, you think that share button will be only for that? I wouldn't be surprised if you could link it to your facebook, or google+ accounts. I am sure their will be multiple functions for it, some being for the core gamer and some being for the casual market. The truth is ALL platforms cater to the widest market they can. At the end of the day this is a business. If they can cater to multiple groups, so be it. Sony has many awful Dance games for the Move just like the Kinect does. People here think, not you, but others think that these companies are only thinking of them or the "hardcore" gamers which is just silly. The more of an audience they reach, the more money and market share they get. It looks like the PS4 has a good mix of it's casual features, keeping it's core gamer feeling, let's see if MS can do the same.
Max-Zorin  +   1029d ago
I like how N4G is suddenly obsessed with rumors.
dcbronco  +   1029d ago
Oh no. The slow people have always been here.
Conzul  +   1028d ago
Without rumors upon which to speculate, this place would be a ghost town until E3 every year. GDC and VGAs maybe.
Z501  +   1029d ago
Question: Why hasn't someone invented an SLR camera that makes phone calls, or a belt buckle that connects to facebook and tweets? If those things sound 'crazy'. Why doesn't a phone that takes pictures don't? Why not integrate eveverything into everything? (cept blu-ray in the next xbox. that would be ridiculous, amirite) /s
Sarobi  +   1029d ago
I believe there is SLR cameras that run on android and could use Skype.. just sayin'
Parapraxis  +   1029d ago
General question guys.
I don't think that XBOX Live is going to have any features not available on PSN this coming gen, yet I suspect MS might still want to charge for XBOX Live.
What services/features not already on Live (and likely to be matched with the PS4) do you think would actually be worth paying a subscription for?

Hit "disagree" if you're just gonna #dealwithit
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dcbronco  +   1029d ago
Original TV programming. Who knows. Maybe they make the next game of Thrones or Walking Dead.


MS is trying to do what any smart business would. Expand there opportunities. More services increases the install base and improves the chance to sell more copies of any given title. It's simple business. Get eyes on your product in order to push all of the things you have to offer.
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Game4life  +   1029d ago
But you have to realize by now that a game console is first and foremost a game console. its fine if they weish to expand their horizon and all with multimedia stuff like tv but when it comes down to it, it lacks a variety of exclusive games that all gamers will enjoy.

Game 4 life
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1029d ago
you gotta be straight up stupid in the brain to think microsoft will give up gaming and focus more on service features, the xbox division is a gaming company, it always has been first and foremost, i mean you gotta be a literal idiot or super fanboy to think otherwise.

You think microsoft is dumb enough to do that? please they have a buisness to run and they know they wouldn't have gotten this far and surpassed sony without gaming and its fans.

just wait for e3 youll see.
fattyuk  +   1029d ago
Xbox e3

gears 5
alan wake 3
forza 7
cod 14
dance central 5
kinect "play with animals"

can't wait!
Rainstorm81  +   1028d ago
Well they did change Zune to Xbox video and music and the smartglass is built into windows 8 so try could be changing the definition of Xbox
Z501  +   1029d ago
"wait til E3" More poncho's, Milo, & Usher? Old chant is old.
Igniter  +   1029d ago
Neither MS or Sony have abandon games. They are both in the same boat. They must focus on multi media and muti purposes for their next generation of machines to survive. here's why.

Gaming is a tired media! The WOW factor is diminishing in gaming just like it did with the Web. Of course people still use the web and will still game but they won't be doing so at the feverish pitch that happened in the years previous. To get the masses to buy into to next gen their has to be more that just games!
For developers to make games for the next gen their must be people with the next gen hardware to sell to. I this day and age a games only machine will NOT sell enough for a developer to warrant spending millions in development cost!
AO1JMM  +   1029d ago
Lmao @ abandon, no!
BuffMordecai  +   1029d ago
Ha ha!
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dcbronco  +   1029d ago
Also on the PC front. Microsoft abandons games and is focusing more on productivity software. And jpegs. And Twitter. And Mediaplayer. That's why PC games look so bad and there is so little variety.

Another rumor on the internet is that Microsoft will block shooters on the next Xbox so they can concentrate on Kinect titles. They will also be blocking racing games. Unless they use Kinect. Because there is no way a machine can do more than one thing. And if you're abandoning something you might as well abandon it all the way. It's what I heard at least.
kingPoS  +   1029d ago
South Korea has been at this for years... YEARS!! Until gigabit internet speeds become more commonplace in North America, IPTV will have wait a while.

Basically it won't happen until Comcast & friends stop being so damn complacent with our internet. Thank G_d we have Google, or we as consumers would probably still be nipping at no more than 75mb.
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ThatsGaming  +   1029d ago
People just don't understand.

First, the gaming market isn't enough to make consoles viable. For consoles to survive they must do more than just games. And appeal to non-gamers by being more than just gaming devices.

Second, the current rumored specifications of the next Xbox do not make it any less of a gaming device than the PS4 or Wii U. It is not only raw specs, it is also about the whole architecture of how the device processes everything in unison.

I think it is good that MS is trying to broaden the use of consoles. This is a long term approach. As long as they deliver great, exclusive content and continue to garner third party game support why would a gamer not buy the next xbox?

Microsoft's doom and gloom by people on this site is far too early. Many people have wrote MS off before... IBM with OS/2, Mac OS, Netscape, Java, Playstation, Google, Apple, etc. MS is still standing. MS has had more long term success than any other tech company. They've been around since the 80's and haven't gone through a near death experience like IBM and Apple did.

Heck I remember the "when Sony releases the PS3, xbox 360 is dead articles". Then, RRoD was to kill the 360, then Sony exclusives, then Move, etc. etc. The next xbox will be a solid product. With Xbox MS embraced the console industry, with 360 MS enhanced online gaming and broadened console usage, The next Xbox is going to extend the console beyond what people think a consoles is today.
gabescow  +   1029d ago

The next Xbox will expand what people think a "console" is, but will it be in a way that benefits gamers?

Right now the worry is, no it won't.
WeAreLegion  +   1029d ago
You know...

It IS possible for a company to give us both incredible games and a full range of features. Sony has been doing it for years. ;)

Also, Google is all set to destroy Microsoft in all areas of entertainment. In fact, if Google teamed up with Sony...the next generation "war" wouldn't last more than a month.
Warj  +   1029d ago
I don't mind new features, but the focus has shifted from the games themselves.

But hey, as long as the masses can get their Call of Duty or Halo fix over XBox Live (or whatever service it will be), no one cares if there are any other games available on the machine.

Not sure if any of the company's will do any better. At least my old consoles still play just fine.
DivineAssault  +   1029d ago
Why would they do this instead of getting a great exclusive game??
Droid Control  +   1028d ago
maybe they should name it the appbox
EffectO  +   1028d ago
What does that tell about Sony?

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