New Xbox more than a game console for Microsoft

Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight years after the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry.

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dedicatedtogamers1650d ago

But we don't want to know how much "more than a console" the NextBox will be.

We want to know how much "less than a console" it will be. Gaming sacrificed for multimedia movie-watching Kinect-playing entertainment box? We'll see, I guess...

JoGam1650d ago (Edited 1650d ago )

I agree. Besides all the rumors, we really don't know how much more other than gaming the console will be. Honestly if MS developed a great console that developers like and introduce new AAA games while adding other features that compliments and conbined TV with other things then i don't see a problem. I don't care if the next xbox also makes toast, as long as it providing great games and not forgetting about the hardcore gamers then im good.

loulou1650d ago


give it a rest. if it plays games, then how can it be less than a console?

how is gaming sacrificed when it plays games???

yes the same qustion twice. you kids are like dogs with a bone ffs

Blackdeath_6631650d ago (Edited 1650d ago )

the focus won't be entirely on games they will have to provide for the other services they implement. so time and money that could have been spent creating more exclusive, promoting indie devs and whatnot will be spent on the other services while sony for example doesn't need to support extra features that gamers won't even use. but i agree with @JoGam if the core gamers aren't compromised then its all good but judging by the way MS completely abandoned the core gamers this gen in favour for the kinect that is not very likely

GamingWorldPeace1650d ago

What does Gaming sacrificed means? Does that mean that when I am in a middle of a game, suddenly a commercial break pops up to pause the game or something. As far as I know every third party publishers are making games for both next gen consoles. I swear you people are like politicians, coming up with crazy wordings.

bintarok1650d ago

History has demonstrated that all modern consoles can do more than just gaming, like many PS2 or PSP owners they've sacrificed the sole purpose of gaming for *additional* multimedia functions via mod chips or custom firmwares. Even the PS3 was very popular as the best Blu-Ray media player, and quite many have bought it for movie entertainment. It helps increasing the PS3 sales too, you like it or not. Remember the "It Only Does Everything" slogan?

Now if i am a gamer-focused fan then the obvious choice will be the PS4. Obviously we're all not the same, so options always good for many. Eeach console is targeting different audience, it's not a rocket science to understand.

ichimaru1650d ago

im sincerely curious, how do extra features "take away" from gaming? You make it seem as if developing a console is an game of ultimatums. "uh we can either have x amount of ram, or a tv app" the two are mutually exclusive.

LogicStomper1650d ago

"We want to know how much "less than a console" it will be. Gaming sacrificed for multimedia movie-watching Kinect-playing entertainment box?"

Yep cause the Microsoft's gaming division is TOTALLY the social-aspect division.


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TheSauce1650d ago are the trolls

never fail to disappoint

GamersRulz1650d ago

extra features are always welcome unless it takes the focus from the primary console job which is gaming.

PS3 was bashed to hell for its ability to play bluray movies!!

I still don't understand the reasons behind that, how come an extra feature treated like a negative?!

let's wait and see.

loulou1650d ago

no it wasn't you prat. it was bashed for the extra cost and delays ffs.

so i suppose the ps2 was bashed for the ability to play dvds.

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3-4-51650d ago

I have a bad feeling Gaming is taking a backseat ride on this new adventure.

I hope not, but it seems gaming isn't the focus like it should be.

Almost everyone who bought a 360 is a gamer who bought it to play games.

They expect those same people to buy the next one if it isn't focused on gaming ? I don't think so.

They will move on to PS4, Wii U & PC if they need to.

Some will stay...I hope I'm one of them, but it's not looking so hot.

Tuesday we will find out and know more though.

After E3 I'll most likely have my mind made up.

I'm 100% getting a Wii U at some point...Not until beginning of 2014 though.

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DivineAssault 1650d ago

i hope it doesnt disappoint.. I am excited to see what they have going on

Noicivamina1650d ago

I know, I can smell the good games :D

WeAreLegion1650d ago

My... What a strong nose you have.

Fergusonxplainsall1650d ago

I hope the new Xbox doesn't suck.

SlapHappyJesus1650d ago (Edited 1650d ago )

It's looking to be a lot of things.
Nothing wrong wit that.

It's all about how much effort they put into new IP this time around though. If it is first and foremost a media device, that's when you will run into problems. At least from a gamer's standpoint, what with the Playstation 4 seemingly setting itself up very nicely as the core console gamer's platform.

RuleofOne343 1650d ago

Don't care what it will be just show it, price it & give me a release date.

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