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Submitted by RyuCloudStrife 501d ago | opinion piece

If the Rumors Are True: 5 Reasons the Next Xbox Will Fail

The battle has begun. As developers begin to squeeze the dying pixels from a fading era of consoles, the inevitable cold war known as the next generation lingers on the horizon. Here, reputations are at stake, fan loyalties wax and wane, and precious consumer dollars dangle from the wallets of the undecided. Make no mistake: This is war.

As Nintendo's Wii U sales continue to hobble, Sony has eased swiftly into its play for the throne with the masterfully hyped announcement of the PlayStation 4. Will the esteemed designers and programmers of Microsoft answer the call with a deafening retort in order to silence the industry with a console destined to rule them all?

Not if the rumors are true. So, what are your thoughts? If any of the rumors are true, are they enough to keep you away from the next Xbox? What is your breaking point, and when is enough enough? (Xbox One)

GalacticEmpire  +   501d ago
It's likely most of the negative rumors turn out to be false but the damage these rumors are doing to the image of the Xbox brand is quite real. Microsoft have a lot to address before and during E3 and their PR department seem to be sleeping on the job.
Belking  +   501d ago
There is no damage to the xbox brand. It's mostly only fanboys who were never gonna buy it anyway. Lets wait and see what MS says first.
IRetrouk  +   501d ago
I do agree that we should wait and see, to say that the bad rumors are causing no harm is very short sighted, remember the whole ps3 has no games, ps3 doom this and that? That didnt help the ps3 at the start did it? Even though it was bull it still put some people off.
Serjikal_Strike   501d ago | Trolling | show
ichimaru  +   501d ago
Pretty much. I love when people who have no plans to buy the nextbox period say "if MS wants my money....."
KarrBOMB  +   501d ago
Reply to Ireteouk...

How was the PS3 having issues selling during release? They sold out everywhere for months. I literally went everywhere to find one and they were unavailable.
TekoIie  +   501d ago
Out of interest how long does everyone think the new Xbox will have between its announcement/reveal event and its release date?

The PS4 will have something along the lines of 6 months so lets assume the 720 has a similar amount of time. Do you think that 6 months of facts is going to make those rumours any more valid a month before its release?

Old rumours will get buried, simple as that.
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Oh_Yeah  +   500d ago
How are the rumors damaging to xbox when most of the mainsteam public/gamers don't get on sites like these to know about any of the rumors...and rumors are just rumors idk about you all but I don't pass any judgement until I have facts.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   500d ago
"the damage these rumors are doing to the image of the Xbox brand is quite real."

@Empire Lol Omg. There's no damage being done to next Xbox, Its all rumors. Only the internet is where it could "hurt" the next Xbox. Mainstream press virtually knows nothing about about a new Xbox, realistically.
Ilovetheps4  +   501d ago
I just want to see the console already. I want to know what rumors are and aren't true. I've said this before, but I would be astounded if the always online rumor is true, but we will see. It's going to be interesting. I've held my judgment of the system until I hear the facts from Microsoft's mouth.
abzdine  +   501d ago
i'm sure next xbox is gonna get some good games just like the xbox and 360, but after my tastes and expectations i'm gonna choose PS4 for Sony first party games and the Gaikai integration which sounds mega promising! I also own a Vita and that remote play is a NEED thing for me.

I like the competition between the two, it makes things better for us gamers, and each one will choose what suits best
fermcr  +   501d ago
You do realize that Gaikai is a ... always online servçe? If you want to play a single player game, you have to be online.

I might be interested in the PS4, but I'm definitely not interested in Gaikai.
jcnba28  +   501d ago
I've been pointing that out to people since the whole Adam Orth debacle and people just refuse to listen. Like you said, to play games on Gaikai you will have to be online.
aceitman  +   501d ago
@fermcr ,yes just like Netflix but u know that is the only way to play it(its an option u have ) , but its not a physical copy when u want to play offline being forced to be online while having to play the physical copy , which is a thing people don't want.
abzdine  +   501d ago
what's the problem with that? Do you want Gaikai to be a.. always offline instead? Nonsense!!isn't playing online a.... always online service as well? Or PS+? Why don't people complain?

It's nothing mandatory like next xbox rumors, you are offline you can still play games, you go online you have more stuff and advantages.

Gaikai for me is a killer app because of streaming games on vita, stream game from another PS4 and all cloud gaming stuff.
ichimaru  +   501d ago
This. people refuse to realise this
SideShort  +   501d ago
Even with my tastes and expectations, I still can't say which system would woo me over till MS announces theirs. If they charge for xbox live, it's PS4 for me. If its always online, it's PS4 for me. Even so, who's to say MS's new console doesn't come with 72 virgins? We just don't know what their selling points will be and we can bet Sony will not simply steamroll over MS without a fight.
Nodoze  +   501d ago
The silence from MS is deafening. I am thinking that they are leaking this stuff to gauge the reaction to it. As you can see even the reputable sites are now posting about the rumors.

It is high time that someone from MS makes an official response.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   501d ago
IThink people who make these threads are members of this forum. I have never seen so maby xbox is a failure thread on one site. Its like 10 per day.

The next xbox wont fail at all i think folks should be worried if the ps4 fails because that can spell disaster for Sony.
jcnba28  +   501d ago
As well as all the Wii U doom and gloom articles. These people seem to forget that the PS3 was crap for at least a year after its release.
Clarence  +   501d ago
Here u go again the 360 launch line up was just like the PS3 lineup
360
Amped 3
Call of Duty 2
Condemned: Criminal Origins
FIFA Soccer 06 Road to 2006 FIFA World Cup
GUN
Kameo: Elements of Power
Madden NFL 06
NBA 2K6
NBA LIVE 06
Need for Speed Most Wanted
NHL 2K6
Perfect Dark Zero
Peter Jackson
s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
Project Gotham Racing
Quake 4
Ridge Racer 6
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06
Tony Hawk

PS3
Games available at launch:
Resistance: Fall of Man (Sony)
MotorStorm (Sony)
Genji: Days of the Blade (Sony)
Formula One Championship Edition (Sony)
Ridge Racer 7 (Sony)
Call of Duty 3 (Activision)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (Activision)
Tony Hawk's Project 8 (Activision)
Gundam: Target in Sight (Namco Bandai)
Full Auto 2: Battle Lines (SEGA)
Sonic the Hedgehog (SEGA)
Virtua Fighter 5 (SEGA)
Virtua Tennis 3 (SEGA)
World Snooker Championship 2007 (SEGA)
NHL 2K7 (2K Sports)
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Ubisoft)
Enchanted Arms (Ubisoft)
Def Jam: Icon (EA)
Fight Night Round 3 (EA)
NBA Street Homecourt (EA)
Need For Speed Carbon (EA)
The Godfather: The Don's Edition (EA)

Pretty much the same thing. The PS3 was just a year later. So I guess the 360 was crap for at least the first year as well.
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KarrBOMB  +   501d ago
This site has always been a PS3 fanboy place. They're not gamers, they're just fans of anything Sony. They'll castigate you for just liking the Xbox. I rarely visit this site and prefer places where people actually like games as compared to systems. I have a 360 and PS3, why limit yourself to one system when each have great games?
kreate  +   500d ago
Well which site would u recommend that doesnt have fanboys?
Where are the site w just gamers?
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Urusernamesucks  +   500d ago
@Kreate definatly not N4g thats for sure
josephayal  +   501d ago
I am sure the next Xbox will be successful, I think they all will be
headblackman  +   501d ago
these rumors are false in the sense of how they are being portrayed, but none of them can and or will tarnish the name and brand of Xbox. the only thing that can do that is what they do and say at the e3. they don't even have to speak on it early. they just have to wow us at e3.
WildArmed  +   501d ago
Honestly, I hope all the rumors are indeed false. That'll teach the media :D

BUT! On the off chance they are true, at least we are sending MS a strong message to change. It'll be a win-win.

It's better to have us speak out now before anything is set in stone. We still have a chance to shape MS's console. While this may feel like negative media, this might just be the feedback MS is looking for from the gaming community to assess how they want to proceed w/ the upcoming XBOX.
headblackman  +   501d ago
yes it is best to speak out, but the way its all being done now is in the form of slander and strong arm. slander from the Sony fan boys to scare the not so smart and young Xbox fans and strong arm from the Xbox fans along with the media to get Microsoft to show there system and or their future plans for it. (slander it hard enough to break Microsoft out of their silence is their attempt) sorry. but its not gonna work. better luck with the valve steam box :-/
WildArmed  +   501d ago
Oh I agree, not all articles are as neutral as they should be. Some authors seem to cater to stirring up the gaming audience, which is sad unf.

And yes, majority of the gaming community tends to pick sides and shoot at the other side.

Also, I do hope MS doesn't show their cards now. E3 is almost here, it's really hard to top an E3 conference that announces a new console.
Sarobi  +   501d ago
All this talk about systems failing, or being doomed is getting real old, especially this ridiculous dwell on xbox rumors.

All three consoles (neXtbox/PS4/WiiU) Will do fine down the stretch, they will appeal to people the same way the predecessors appealed to people.
dcbronco  +   501d ago
If that is your headline. One reason your article has already failed.
tweet75  +   501d ago
games dont matter if its "always online" im not buying and if you cant play used games on it im not buying it. I want to know that i will be able to play games i own on more than one console i own.
Dlacy13g  +   500d ago
and here I thought GameSpot was better than a five reason article I guess not

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