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Submitted by BadCircuit 1025d ago | opinion piece

Microsoft says: Next Xbox a “Real” Taste of the Future- Market-speak, or an ace up their sleeve?


"So, Microsoft has imparted all the juicy details about when they will impart the juicy details upon us.

However, I noticed an interesting anomaly in the diction. “On that day, we’ll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future.”

A 'real' taste of the future." (Microsoft, Xbox One)

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Proeliator  +   1025d ago
Time will tell...
XB1_PS4  +   1025d ago
I hate time, I want to see this real future they speak of. Then I shall decide which console will grace it's presence upon the floor under my desk.
aCasualGamer  +   1025d ago
Agree, just hope it's a future i want to be part of because if it has anything to do with an "always online" future then i'll pass.
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morganfell  +   1025d ago
If the specs fail to at least match the PS4 then E3 will turn into one big damage control event with MS trying to convince everyone of the importance of everything else but games.
DK286K   1025d ago | Spam
MonkeyNinja  +   1025d ago
@ DK286K

It's not like Sony are the only ones who have crazy fanboys. Microsoft has their fair share too. Regardless of which system is technically superior, or which has more games, fanboys will fight it out on both sides. Just a fact of life.
sikbeta  +   1025d ago
It's actually a PR shot fired at Sony and Nintendo because both of them never really revealed the console on their first "reveal"
announcement :P

E: for those talking about "HW power" going by rumors, specs will not be much different, it's not going to be like X360 vs PS3 and it'll be the same version of games for both, so no need to worry or even troll about it...
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1025d ago
What does that even mean? Sounds non-gaming related.


Why would Sony show the console at the PS Meeting when they showed more than enough content that day and they can save the hardware reveal(plus more) for E3. And if Microsoft does show the console BEFORE E3 it gives Sony the opportunity to make a bigger bang AT E3.
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g2gshow  +   1024d ago
@Morganfell & MonkeyBootey

boys it's to early wait till E3 then take the gloves off ha ha haaa (evil laugh)
Army_of_Darkness  +   1025d ago
And judging by time..
I'm sure it's something we already have seen or seen recently considering that MS copies everything that's trendy;-)
Mustang300C2012  +   1025d ago | Well said
Right because trophies were an original idea.
Washington-Capitals  +   1025d ago
And playstation move was original right? LOL
AkatsukiPain  +   1025d ago

Everyone copies. Its not about who did it 1st, aslong as its successful, in the end thats all that matters.

Shinra Tensei
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AngryEnglish  +   1025d ago
No no, that's samsung and apple that copy things that are trendy, apple even take it a step further, they take your shit then sue you for using it lol
Army_of_Darkness  +   1025d ago
Very.... very... True. About apple lol!
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Thirty3Three  +   1025d ago
Uh, the PlayStation Move was patented before the "Wiimote", so yes.
ALLWRONG  +   1025d ago
Don't forget Sony copied

PSN from Live
Battle Royal from SB
LBPC from Mario Kart
PS4 Camera from Kinect (PSEye doesn't use infrared)
Streaming media from a PC or other device from Xbox
Apps from 360

In fact what exactly has Sony innovated in the past 15 years? Everything comes from someone else.
Mkai28  +   1025d ago
Also, the PSN friends list was original as well
PSVita  +   1025d ago
@ all above- Sony put games on disk... period not only that put invented the technology to do it. Every game you played on disk, every cd you've burned and DVD/ blu-ray you've watched you can thank Sony for. Plus they added the second analog. :)
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g2gshow  +   1024d ago

you'r starting to sound like naruto ....hehe
Bigpappy  +   1025d ago
M$ will have an Ace. They always do.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   1025d ago
I wonder what it will be this time.

Drake? maybe even the beebs himself! Thats what i expect.Flash, hype, smoke & mirrors.
DOMination-  +   1025d ago
One thing their reveal wont have is loads of boring corporate speaking that most people dont care about which the other company doez have a tendancy to do. Well they might, but certainly at e3 in recent years theyve made a big deal about their philosophy to just show stuff. Lets hope the difference this year is that their content is worth showing.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1024d ago
"On that day, we’ll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future. Then, 19-days later at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, we’ll continue the conversation and showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games."

"Showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games."

My favorite part of his comment. Looks like MS will be showing off its line up of games and new Ip's just like Sony. E3 2013 will be the one to watch gamers.
BadCircuit  +   1025d ago
I'm hoping there is something different about it, or what's the point.
aGameDeveloper  +   1024d ago
The operative word is "taste". The novel aspect of the new console will be tubes you stick in your mouth, so you can get a "real TASTE" of what you are playing...
jc48573  +   1025d ago
while i've been a long time Sony suppoter, I still am excited what other consoles have in store for all of us.
play_the_station  +   1025d ago
seeing the battles themselvs is a lot of fun!
VINNIEPAZ  +   1025d ago
"seeing the battles themselvs is a lot of fun!"

Battle? I never understand what this "battle" is. I know I love playing games and will get every system and want ALL of them to be awesome! But I guess Im in the minority
malokevi  +   1025d ago
screw the battles, I'll be busy playing amazingly optimized video games.
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Proeliator  +   1025d ago
MS unveilings are usually pretty grand. Can't wait to see it.
HeavenlySnipes  +   1025d ago
If by grand you mean they show alot of irrelevant stuff before they show what we came to see. Remember the Kinect reveal at E3? lol
Urusernamesucks  +   1024d ago
@HeavenlySnipes that was only once, get over it, and besides last years e3 was pretty awsome not to mention the launch at 2005, everyone was blown away.
Qrphe  +   1025d ago
I agree. I'm pretty sure it'll blow us all away. We may complain about the dvrbox or whatever but even then Microsoft will make it appealing to all of us.
KwietStorm  +   1025d ago
If its a dvrbox, as you say, there is nothing they can say that will make it appealing to me. I need Microsoft to literally bring their A game, emphasis get the idea.
sourav93  +   1025d ago
Same here. Who knows, if the new Xbox amazes me, I might just pick it up a year after the PS4 (if they release at the same time).
madpuppy  +   1025d ago
exactly, A year after the next MS console release was my idea as well, A year should shake out any major quality issues or flaws. I was burned pretty bad with the 360.
gaminoz  +   1025d ago
I think if they have backwards compatibility it will help a lot since Sony doesn't.

Yes most people don't play old games, but it is a big selling point in the transition period between gens.
play_the_station  +   1025d ago
really though back compat is useful for like a year then people forget... people need to calm down
N4Flamers  +   1024d ago
I almost agree with you. I won't get rid of my ps3 once I get the ps4, but you have to wonder if all those HD collections would have surfaced if every console was backwards compatible.

They can use it to their advantage with series that have sequel's like mass effect 4 giving you extra weapons if you played the first 3. That gives you extra value for what you bought and adds incentive to buy a new game.

I don't think its the most important thing, but it is appreciated.
Transporter47  +   1025d ago
Backwards compability is going to increase the price of the console. Look at Sony's first models they were expensive then as soon as it was drop it reduced price. Xbox360 has very very limited xbox compability. Honestly I don't think this will be a game changer to make me buy the next xbox i want good features on it that concentrate on next gaming.
dcbronco  +   1025d ago
They dropped a lot more than the Emotion Engine to bring down the price.
DOMination-  +   1025d ago
The ps2, much like the ps3 had unusual components that were still expensive. The 360 not so much. It will roughly be similar architecture to the new console. Also the 360 doesnt have "very very limited bc". It actually plays most xbox originals.

If people are looking to buy a console in the first year, bc may be a selling point.
KwietStorm  +   1025d ago
Yea. I'm looking forward to all the 'PS3 owners' who will say they're getting the new Xbox because it has backward compatibility. You know, so they can play their PS3 games on it.
NegativeCreepWA  +   1025d ago
Actually, considering I own 60+ Arcade games, backwards compatibility is pretty damn important to me this gen.

All those games will be useless without it, if can load them to a new console I may still play them, if I have to keep an obsolete one around to play them, I may not.

If Sony or MS release updated versions of any of my PSN or XBLA games for the new console, I better be getting to re-download them for free or at least at small charge like Nintendo has done.

All I know is, if I get screwed on digital downloads, I'm only purchasing them on the PC from now on.
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DeusExer  +   1025d ago
Let the battle begin it seems
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1025d ago
The battle will be great!
whoyouwit04  +   1025d ago
Hopefully an ace up their sleeve
GamerzElite  +   1025d ago
If always on is there then sorry. My ISP is not so good.
BadCircuit  +   1025d ago
This is a key point. If it is always on, but when the internet drops out you can still play your game (just not update) then that's okay. If you need to have it connected to play....then that's going to be a killer.
play_the_station  +   1025d ago
hmm not to sure about this but will patiently wait
sherimae2413  +   1025d ago
good luck to the both of you MS and SONY ^_^
BadCircuit  +   1025d ago
I think both will seem "meh" with some better graphics at first, but in a year or 2 they will be must haves as devs learn to use the tech.
TekoIie  +   1025d ago
I think we're more demanding than we were 6-7 years ago. They both need to have some AAA titles right off the bat now or people will turn the other way and stick with what they got.
gaminoz  +   1025d ago
It's going to be hard to decide between them.

And then there is also Steambox....sigh. I need more money.
DOMination-  +   1025d ago
Whatever happened to the steambox anyway? Was it ever announced? I thought it was supposed to be out q1 2013
L6RD7BLU3  +   1025d ago
I swear if it's still $59.99 just to play online there will be no point, really
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jeffgoldwin  +   1025d ago
Ive never paid more than 39.99. And several occations, $29.99.

I wouldn't go over to the dark side with sony, but I wouldn't go next gen xbox if they had online fees. I'm playing on my gaming laptop and pc way too much these days. Im liking steam and all these dozens of free mmo's.
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NYC_Gamer  +   1025d ago
I'll be happy because all of the rumors will finally be put to bed
Hydralysk  +   1025d ago
I'm completely sick of PS4 and 720 articles already, and the console generation hasn't even started yet.

God damn do I hate the cyclical console war pissing matches and the rumour mongering and fanboy rage that goes along with it...
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Jek_Porkins  +   1025d ago
I think if anyone has the money and technology to wow people it's Microsoft. They have a ton of money and partnerships and I think from June onward all your going to see on websites, television, TV shows, movies and everywhere else is going to be the next Xbox.

I want to see all the rumors put to bed, imagine them starting the show by laughing at those rumors and then squashing them, if they have true backwards compatibility then that is HUGE. Even though backwards compatibility wasn't what it should of been this generation, we weren't set up with ecosystems and Achievements/Trophies like we are now, when there are lows in new software for these consoles, it might be nice to pop in GTA5 and be able to play it without busting out old consoles, hooking them up ect....

So I want to see the console itself, I want to be wowed and I want to continue to build my excitement, which is at an all time high, I mean I was on Twitter this afternoon when news broke and that is all everyone was talking about, it was top trending and I thought I'd be indifferent about hearing the news, but instead I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas.

So I bet Microsoft has a lot up their sleeves, something tells me they have a bit more RAM then was rumored, which would have some people around here a little upset :)
SkyGamer  +   1025d ago
I hope it isn't ram. 8 GB is more than enough for a console. I hope it is the holodeck and Avatar like graphics AMD is claiming!
Lubu  +   1025d ago
Oculus Rift integration would be huge.
A step towards the future, imo.
KwietStorm  +   1025d ago
Does that thing have built in mic chat?
d_dogg2007  +   1025d ago
Third generation in a row Microsoft gonna be in last spot?? When they gonna get the point and go the way of Sega and leave the game industry nobody wants them! Leave it to Nintendo and Sony, you know the ones that actually contribute!

Disagree all you want the truth is the truth this is a make or break generation for Microsoft if nothing comes out of this one they are goners!
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craziestsock  +   1025d ago
Sony Contributing? That is laughable. Sony see's an idea and copies it.
SkyGamer  +   1025d ago
They came in second the first gen, ahead of Nintendo's Gamecube and more than double their customer base from a towering ps2 marketshare. I think they will do fine. It is sony that is in trouble, still clinging to outdated tech like optical disk. Even EA is saying that the console makers will have to do something different to survive. If it weren't for bluray and rrod, ps3 would have been severly hurt. Look at apple's 20 million ipad sales last Quarter!
stuna1  +   1025d ago
How are you going to compare something that's portable to something that's stationary!? People buy IPads for the most part because you can practically take them anywhere.

As far as physical disc, they're not going anywhere anytime soon! If anything they're just get bigger as far as storage goes.

Microsoft can gain major support if they shift their focus back on gaming where it belongs! I think a lot of people will be wary of anything that Microsoft has to say until they see proof, they have been burnt to many times this generation! Be it higher Xbox Live fees, focus taken away from providing new 1st party ip's or, putting far to much focus on kinects which in my opinion should have been a far second option.

Truly I wish Microsoft the best in their unveiling, but until they stop instituting their draconian methods like a pay to play online rule, the next Xbox doesn't have a future in my household.

And for those who might be wondering I have all of this gens consoles, and at some point expect to have all of next gens consoles at some point, dependent on what's shown and what they have to offer me as a gamer.
GamersRulz  +   1025d ago
Sony worst gen still > MS best gen

Numbers are facts
SkyGamer  +   1025d ago
I really don't care about who wins who. Does it pay my bills, no. I don't even get a chance to play any games as I am always working. Facts are facts. Why would I go with disc based tech when that means I have to run a laser, have skips, and scratches when I can use a usb3.0 thumbdrive that transfers data faster, larger capacity and doesn't need a laser and doesn't skip? Really Nintendo had it right all along, just ahead of the times.
thawind  +   1025d ago
ceedubya9  +   1025d ago
Despite what you think console sales rankings are between the the big 3, Microsoft has become a major player now. Even if the 360 is last in terms of sales, it isn't by much, and Microsoft has taken a huge part of the market share this generation. As long as they stay focused and don't try to do anything completely off the wall then i'm sure that the xbox will be fine.
d_dogg2007  +   1025d ago
Sorry but they have not!

Firstly Everything Microsoft has done is copied Sony (Kinect-->Eye toy,DVD, WIFI included, HDMI etc)
Secondly with almost 50%+ failure rate in consoles you think all those consoles currently out there are brand new customers think again. Btw that statistic was unheard of till this gen! No other piece of electronics has had such a high failure rate like that.
Thirdly we forgeting that the Wii was the principal Market Share Stealer for Sony not the other way around? Almost 100 million Wii's bought you would think that would eat into Sony's market share. Btw to date Sony has sold more consoles than Microsoft did in the same time frame. Let's not forget Sony lauched a year later and a year and a half later in Europe a 599$ price tag and a 2008 recession and yet still sold more per year, facts are facts.
Also Sony has a whole is struggling that includes Tvs, Movies etc everything not just playstation so if the company is doing bad its not because of the playstation it's because of the whole company. Also Microsoft is profitable xbox division not so much you think they won't cut if if they keep being outsold by the competitors?? Guess again they will. Also combine the xbox and xbox 360 sales still less than the total ps1 sales, a console that lauched almost 15 yrs ago!! Fact!
And lastly do you honestly like paying for xbox live when everywhere else is free?? Come on you buy a game day 1 and if you don't have live cant even play the online portion that you payed for and use the internet that you paid for!! What kinda sucka does that!
And lastly most important of all brand recognition!! Sony has not only the ps3 on the market but the ps2, psp, ps vita and soon the ps4 that is a lot of brand awareness same thing with ninendo, all microsoft has is the 360 that's it!! So someone who own's a psp is bound to upgrade to vita or a ps2 to ps3 etc. Hence keeping your customer base. Fact again so please tell me how xbox is better?? A game console that forces you to pay for internet, started the DLC trend and released one of the worst peripherals in existence the KInect that was a total gaming failure (Laggy and unresponsive). Disagree all you want facts are facts well see in 8 yrs from now when xbox will be no more just watch.
AngryEnglish  +   1024d ago
D_Dogg you are quite simply an idiot!

So what your saying is Nintendo and Microsoft didn't bite into Sony`s market share....

Funny that because 177 million consoles between Nintendo and Microsoft is quite a big market share.

greenpowerz  +   1025d ago
Real foward looking system Software, services and powerful hardware and not just powerful for games sake but because it will be MSFT's hardware for all their products and partners. MSFT leaves the home console concept for a Home theater PC multi media game's hybrid. Infinity's end meets its beginning-Microsoft's new xbox holds the past entertainment system tag to its fullest meaning.

I bet this thing is a multi company venture(more than parts suppliers and app deals)


You quote me saying something that explains I not talking about what you are saying in your reply LMAO.

I was talking about parteners in the investment of the hardware and software(From R&D to Ownership)

If somebody said Sony and MSFT were joining forces to build a console and ecosystem they wouldn't be thinking what you typed LOL

More PC-ish platform.
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jeffgoldwin  +   1025d ago
"I bet this thing is a multi company venture(more than parts suppliers and app deals"

Well ya of course there will be multiple parts suppliers, the same with maybe every console ever built. It's doubtfully Sony or ms actually even makes 1 part inside of their consoles.
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Lubu  +   1025d ago
Its currently for PC only, so I'm sure it has voice capabilities.
Plus, its still in the development phase. But the potential is huge.
cleft5  +   1025d ago
If it has always online features in any capacity, than they can keep their console. Everyone else can buy it, I will be fine with my Ps4, gaming PC, and WiiU.
C-Thunder  +   1025d ago
I think they're reading too much into it. Probably just more interactive media, voice control, that kind of 'future'. I doubt this will be some gaming advantage, but who knows?
josephayal  +   1025d ago
i want
Clarence  +   1025d ago
Not saying the next Xbox won't be good but I doubt it will be a real taste of the future.
M$ is not known for innovation.
WeAreLegion  +   1025d ago
Doesn't seem like a jab.
InTheLab  +   1025d ago
Kinect, Halo 5, TV apps, CoD10....

I wonder if this show was planned or a reaction to all of the negative rumors???
dcbronco  +   1025d ago
There's a 90% chance MS is releasing a console this year so I'm pretty sure it's planned.
InTheLab  +   1024d ago
Yeah but...why so close to E3?
dcbronco  +   1024d ago
I doubt if the rumors are a problem. I believe they know they have a better machine so it doesn't worry them. I think some of the features are just coming together and they wanted to wait for things to fall in place. They did a similar show for the 360. I can't remember how close it was to E3. But someone recently told me it was within a week or two. Pretty much the same as this.

But Azure, the TV contracts(Heroes and others?) all seem to be coming together in the last months. It may be a matter of working those deals at the last second so as to not tip their hand.
KillrateOmega  +   1025d ago
I feel like everyone is reading into the whole 'taste of the future'-thing a bit too much.

Not saying that it's impossible for them to wow us, but I doubt that it will be something incredibly grand or anything...
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RuleofOne343  +   1025d ago
First day purchase no matter what.
Belgavion  +   1025d ago
Are they bringing Cirque de Soleil back for this one?
KiLLUMiNATi_89  +   1025d ago
I love how people saying MS copies Sony or copies Ms. Everyone copies one another !! Didn't Steve Jobs said its not about copying but it's about perfecting??? One of the best engineer minds to ever live?! . They all copy and its nothing wrong with that at all, Man you fanboys make me laugh

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” Steve Jobs!!
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RuleofOne343  +   1025d ago
Funny how you praise Jobs as an engineer but yet lacks the Education in the field ,while also having been carried on the shoulders of Steve Wozniak & later on the shoulders of Jonathan Ive. but yet everyone calls him the brains I would rather call him the mouth pieces of apple ,before I call him an engineer. but if you want to put him on a pedestal then go for it.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1025d ago
The ace up there sleve will be two versions of the console one will be a consolr the other a high end pro model. The latter will play 360 720 and pc games.
zoks310  +   1025d ago
We have already seen the future of gaming and its PS4, so you are a few months late with that idea. If MS gets on stage and fail to deliver a presentation as passionate as Mark Cerny did, i will be scratching the 720 off my list this month.
Sony put a lot of time and effort into showing how much they cared about next gen that its damn hard for MS to come with anything less.
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