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Submitted by MadAssGamers 945d ago | opinion piece

8 Things You Should Expect To See At Microsoft’s Next-Gen Reveal

Microsoft has finally announced the date they'll be officially announcing their next-gen console as well as any other entertainment products to the public. Here at MAG we've put together a list of 8 things we believe you should expect to see and/or hear about at the event. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

WillM17  +   945d ago
More important: Show the Console
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jimbobwahey  +   945d ago
I don't think showing the console is important, Sony proved it's not needed. All they need to do is show the features of the OS and what games are coming.
cannon8800  +   945d ago
If they don't show the next xbox then they are pretty pathetic, considering Nelson from Microsoft made fun of Sony for not showing the ps4 at the PlayStation meeting. "Announce a console without actually showing a console? That's one approach,"

Just imagine the irony... let it sink in for a minute or two.

Here's the link to the story
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xflo360  +   944d ago
@cannon8800 Gotta love how you stated bare facts yet still got disagrees.
ThanatosDMC  +   944d ago
I want to see a whale show this time around. I'm tired of the singing and dancing and the circus. I want some sort of Sea World-like attraction. The could say the console is water proof or something ridiculous as that or tie it in with entertainment.
cannon8800  +   944d ago
@xflo 360

yeah I must have violated their feelings. What a bunch of big crybabies.
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optimus  +   945d ago
I would really laugh if they don't reveal it seeing az how major nelson's tweet could mean so much OTHER than an actual next xbox announcement...anyhow, back to the list...i'll save you the trouble of consist of debunking everything that was rumored.
Jek_Porkins  +   945d ago
It wasn't just a Tweet, they have it advertised on the Xbox dashboard, and it's going to be played live on Xbox as well as Spike TV.

Aaron Greenberg also said it was about the next Xbox, so it's definitely about the next Xbox.

I hope they show the console, since Microsoft has always shown off their new consoles before E3, I think they will show it, especially after people like Major Nelson and Greenberg both kind of ragged on Sony a bit about having a reveal with no actual console to show off.

Love to see it actually running up on the stage, the OS, the Kinect 2.0 integration and improvements.
Tell me it's not DRM, plays used games and is backwards compatible and you have a sale.

If it's DRM I'll pass, if it blocks used games I'll pass. That simple for me.
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Evil_Ryu  +   945d ago
Biggest mistake they could make is not showing the console at a console reveal
spoonard  +   945d ago
They will show the hardware...if it's finalized. If it's not finalized how could they possibly show the outer case?
GreenRanger  +   945d ago
They WILL show the console, simply because Sony didn't.
silkrevolver  +   945d ago
This is actually some sound logic.

It will appear that they've got something over Sony... at least for a couple of weeks.
Indo  +   945d ago
Im not expecting anything short of what Sony showed.
talisker  +   945d ago
I expect:
- people talking
- screens showing things
- sound setup playing
- lights pointed to the stage
- some music

I dare to say I'll be 100% correct!
ScubaSteve1  +   945d ago
they better not have usher, or kids, or any crappy acting if they showed off kinect games
Oh_Yeah  +   945d ago
-new os with twice the ads.. but it's okay if it's hard to find the icon to launch your game because every xbox now comes with kinect and you can just say play game instead of searching through the great wall of ads.
-food apps
-xbox live with some obscure feature they think is worth 60 bucks probably use xbox in conjunction with your cable box
-next cod/ timed dlc, halo, gears, and forza
-the same wireless controller but rechargeable without the big ol battery pack...
-the console or release date or price
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defiance187  +   945d ago
Can't say i disagree with some all of those statements even if you are trolling but the Xbox always had rechargeable battery packs and i prefer that to something that isn't replaceable. batteries don't recharge infinitely and can also be damaged from a multitude of other sources.

EDIT- Now that I think about it i don't want touch and gyroscope BS in my controller cuz I don't want that crap forced onto what would be a good game if not for the shoehorned gimicky bullcrap forced onto you. I'm looking at you Uncharted Golden Abyss.
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nukeitall  +   945d ago
Yeah, the whole "rechargeable battery integrated into controller" is a bad idea. I like the flexibility and ease of just swapping out standard batteries in my Xbox 360 controller.

I don't have to use a super short 6 ft cord to charge my controller, when I can use just use standard sized batteries available. Far cheaper, works better and is almost always available.
ALLWRONG  +   945d ago
That's a lot of things for Sony to copy.
nigelp520  +   945d ago
-Ability to let me carry my gamertag and gamerscore to the new console
-My xbla games carry over
-Ability to play 360 games on the new console
-No drm
-let me play used games
TheKayle1  +   945d ago
just a next gen console something that still miss this days


- partnership with EA with some exclusive
- new xbl with big improvements on the socials/media sides (friends caps,improved browser,improved xchat..etc etc)
- inflitrator tech demo (just to remember u that on pc was playing with a gtx 680)
- gta5 demo
- bf4 demo
- ryse from crytek
- new blacktusk ip
- a racer gamer (maybe pgr)
- kinect2 with some big lag improvement and more accurate (now u can use it in a good way to surf around xbl menu)
- general talking about cloud computing (im taling about cloud COMPUTING not that bshit of cloud gaming as gaikai) throug ms azure
- integration with w8
- integration with anydevice around (android,pc's,ios) throug smartglass
- integration with w8 store
- BIG imrovement branch prediction side so ..on the ai,voice recognition,physics trough the new Forest Fire algorithm
- cable tvs /dvr capability ..with tv esclusives series and show like heroes
- console at least at 2.5tf + cloud computing
- new achievements system (groups achievements)
- no always online (will be a devs choice but if they want ms will give them servers they will not need to set up everything fromt their own like with sony....all the servers will be part of a qos scenario)
- multiple states of power
- bc with 360 games
- overlay over ur current tv show throug 3 display planes
- big improvement on skype with kinect

- all xbox fans happy and someone else so sad
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Z501  +   944d ago
I just want to know. Can i watch my 3D blu-ray's in 7.1 on your MULTI-MEDIA LIVING ROOM CENTERED console? (are you still using dvd's?) Can i play used games? Do i always have to be online? Do i still have to pay $60 for 50% of my game?
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spoonard  +   944d ago
Oh yeah, a case that was designed before the internal components. That worked out great didn't it? I went through 6 Xbox 360's due to RRoD and the drives either destroying discs or failing. Great job they did with that. Let's say it can be done, but SHOULDN'T be done.

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