Submitted by lifesanrpg 920d ago | opinion piece

What do you want to see announced during the next Xbox reveal?

GameZone writes, "There's been tons of rumors and hype leading up to Tuesday's big event is at an all-time high. Will the next Xbox force you to be online to play games? Is the rumored always-on requirement just for patch purposes? Can you play pre-owned games? Will it emphasize the social aspects of gaming as the PS4 attempts? Will it even emphasize gaming? Microsoft has been keen in turning the Xbox into more of just a gaming console -- they want it to be an all-around entertainment hub.

We don't know what Microsoft plans to show, but here's what the GameZone crew is hoping to see" (Xbox One)

GalacticEmpire  +   920d ago
Really hope it has a share button, it would be great if such an awesome feature became standard across all platforms next gen.
Septic  +   920d ago
Yeah such a feature is a must now. I can't wait to use it on the PS4.
jmc8888  +   920d ago
But who wants to watch you game? You're not that important.

Would you watch someone's meaningless game from yesterday? Or are you busy playing yourself?

This isn't a knock against you. I would include myself in the 'not that important' as well.

It's just the realization that millions will share and no one will get views.

So why is it so important when THIS is guaranteed the future of the function?

I won't knock it's inclusion, just trying to say it's not really that important.

All it really does is create delusions that people are important about something that doesn't matter. Gaming is fun, that's its purpose.

It's like an instant narcissist button.
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Septic  +   920d ago
No mate, it's to share between videos with my mates or clan matches etc.
rainslacker  +   919d ago
I think it's an interesting feature, but jmc does have a point. Would you rather watch someone else play the game, or would you rather just play the game yourself?

I know it's great from a marketing standpoint, and for those cool videos that show people doing stuff using skills or walkthrus or whatever, but realistically, most of the uploaded game play videos on youtube are utter crap and only really serve to dilute the interesting ones that are out there.

I personally don't think it takes anything away from the machine, but it seems like it's not for me, and I'm not terribly interested in it. Maybe because I'm from a time when people didn't share every aspect of their life in up to the minute postings on the web. I feel this feature is going to end up being used more along those lines, although the potential for greatness is there.
greenpowerz  +   920d ago
That is a stupid feature for the xbox. It's gimmicky. Not talking about the functionality of it but the button itself. You could just as easily add that functionality with a 3 second guide button press LMAO. If people had to have that feature they don't need and extra button for it with that name.

Isn't the share button just a repurposed/multi functional select button?

I guess what PS3 fanboys are trying to say is that they wish the 720 will have built in recording in the console operating system?
Septic  +   920d ago
How is it a stupid feature? The button itself just makes things easier and doesn't take anything away from the experience.

It just means its more intuitive that's all.

Imagine if there is some amazing event unfolding in front of you- (hopefully)all you have to do is press or hold the share button and you're instantly recording as opposed to opening the guide then scrolling to pick an option (or several options depending on how this will work) to do the same thing.

The intuitive nature of Xbox Live is the reason why I prefer it to the draconian (imo) PSN/XMB interface. Now, Sony are doing it right you're critiquing Sony for making things easier?
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jimbobwahey  +   920d ago
The problem with pressing the guide button (or PS button if you had to do it on PS3) is that it interferes with gameplay. So say for example you want to capture something that's happening during multiplayer gameplay, you can't pause live multiplayer to fiddle around in a menu system can you? Whereas if you can just hit a button on the controller it's incredibly intuitive and easy to do.

I mean take a headset for example right? Imagine if you had to open up the guide menu to adjust the volume of it, switch it on/off rather than just using the buttons on the headset. It's the same deal with the Share button on the PS4 controller, it makes things as user friendly as possible.
loulou  +   920d ago
sorry, but i dont see this share thing as a must need feature.

it is not something that i even considered as a reason for why i will buy a ps4. and its inclusion or not will not influence my decision to buy the new xbox
rainslacker  +   919d ago
To translate:

Sony is just adding superfluous buttons to it's controller to be more convenient for what is going to be a big feature of the PS4.

However the idea is cool, so I have to cover my bases in case MS announces something similar, which of course will be better because it's all in software and not as seamless, which is awesome for the end user.
OlgerO  +   920d ago
Free online for playing games is a must for me, whichever console has that will be the winner for me. If they both have it, im facing a difficult decision.
Eldyraen  +   920d ago
Personally I have never had qualms with paying for XBL but I understand others' concerns about it. Would I rather it be free? Of course but what wouldn't I prefer being free?

I simply prefer XBL over PSN as a personal choice. PSN is sufficient but, IMO, the lesser quality of the two (for me). I am a PS+ subscriber as well and love it which is by far the better "deal" yet I still play most multiplayer games on Xbox (exception of course being exclusives and very rare multiplatform titles).

Next gen I will just wait and see but I have still had more issues with PSN than XBL (although still "rare") so I am leaning towards sticking with Xbox for multiplatform ATM even if I do still have to pay for the "privilege". I know others might not agree or even have experienced similar problems but doesn't change the fact I have (as well as some others I have met--again not all but plenty).

I'll likely yet again buy both and just pick what to play on what as they come along.
OlgerO  +   920d ago
@Eldyraen I think it depends on what kind of gamer you are. For me PSN is able to do anything that I need, but I have to admit I am not much of a social gamer. For some reason I absolutely hate any subscription kind of model. I only buy a few big games a year, of which many dont even have an online component. So when I dont play any online games for 2 months I dont want to pay for online. Still it is the next consoles that I was talking about and I have a feeling that the online experiences will be more similar then this generation. At the moment I am very positive about the future of gaming, and I expect great things from both microsoft and Sony. I really hope that at least one console has free online.
3-4-5  +   920d ago
* Crimson Skies 2 please
Nicholasgliss  +   920d ago
I want to "see" a darn console. Sony and MS are killing me! Really, a slick new piece of hardware still gets me giddy.
RuleofOne343  +   920d ago
A share button would be cool ,but a live stream button so as you are playing it is streaming straight to twitch or SkyDrive so you can share into the ecosystem & outside of it while also eliminating the whole theatre search & edit mode. now that would be cool.( how does a cool feature or crazy ideas as this receive a disagree, if your going to shoot an idea down explain why, unless am to assume that this site is visited by ___________. chose the word that best describes you're self but be honest.
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Jek_Porkins  +   920d ago
I want to see a controller with a better D-Pad, sleekly designed console, I want the console name, I want games actually played on the console. Want to see the new OS, and some of the other features. Hopefully some surprises, I'm excited that we're this close to the reveal and nothing concrete has leaked.
GalacticEmpire  +   920d ago
Actually the specs leak seemed pretty legit and let's not forget the PS4 specs from the same source were pretty accurate.
Jek_Porkins  +   920d ago
Actually the spec leak for the PS4 had that at only 6 gigs, and I don't buy rumors anyway, so I'm looking forward to facts for a change of pace.

Although I got a good laugh at rumors and people who believed lot of crazy ones.
GalacticEmpire  +   920d ago
Er yeah, that's why I said "pretty accurate" and not '100% correct'.

Ha! Yeah I'm sure you were laughing the whole time you were on N4G doing damage control over those rumors, just like you're doing in the PS4 teaser video articles right now, keep laughing.
Minato-Namikaze  +   920d ago
The source had it at 4 gigs with sony "seriously" considering upping it to 8 (which sony ended up doing).
Gridloc  +   920d ago
Show me a new Mech Assault game and I'm in. Otherwise Sony will get my money...
GiggMan  +   920d ago
Some sort of strategy for free multiplayer would be great.
Dno  +   920d ago
hahaha nice!
claterz  +   920d ago
For me personally, there is nothing Microsoft could show that would make me buy their console at release. When you look at how Microsoft have shifted their focus from core to casual this entire gen. I have no doubt that they will have a strong line-up of core games at launch, but I doubt they will continue to support the console with new IP's and original games towards the end of the generation (just like with the 360)

Still, I'm excited for the event and I'll be watching live.
Minato-Namikaze  +   920d ago
RROD made me not wanna buy any xbox at launch and maybe not until 2 or 3 years in.
Eldyraen  +   920d ago
I'm not as concerned next gen as I would be if buying early on this one. MS knows they can't afford another fiasco similar to Rrod as well as not wanting to set aside another 1B for maintaining constant fixes.

There will likely still be some issues that come up but likely not anything we saw for this gen (comparable to PS3 IMO--it had "acceptable" failure rates in comparison to 360). There is no 100% safeguarding against hardware failure but I'm sure MS is spending more time on QA this time around. There could always be a relapse but the same could be said Sony (they don't have a crystal clean record either--just not as recent or pronounced).
Cid33  +   920d ago
new ip´s
Shadonic  +   920d ago
Free xbox live -_- thats the main reason im thinking about switching to PS4 with exclusives. Whats service when there bleeding you dry.
SDF Repellent  +   920d ago
This is all I need:

1. Price $400 - $500 with a large harddrive, Kinect included.

2. BC with Xbox 360 games. When I transferred my white 100gb xbox 360 over to the xbox slim, the transferred cable is a good option to transferred all my contents over. What will make it better is if there is a expansion port in the new xbox that will let me just plug in the old x360 hardrive.

3. Integration with other Windows 8 devices.

4. showing a mixed of current IPs in the work from Halo, Gears, Forza to showing new IPs and some third party exclusives in the form of contents or exclusivity.
Wikkid666  +   920d ago
Cross Xbox console play. 360 playing with NextX.
USMC_POLICE  +   920d ago
Games. A lot of games and then announcing of dropping kinect and motion controls.
Evil_Ryu  +   920d ago
1.New and Existing IP's
2.Cool new OS features
3.The Box
4. Release date
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tigertron  +   920d ago
New IPs, Alan Wake 2, not always online, normal controller, release date, specs etc.
Martywren  +   920d ago
Hardcore games + next gen xbox= ORGASMIC!!!
Tzuno  +   920d ago
free xbox live.
RyanShutup  +   920d ago
^^^ This all the way! If Gold is required for online gaming in the next Xbox console it'll be WiiU/PS4 only for me next gen :/
jmc8888  +   920d ago
I want to see no always online.
I want to see ability to play used games.
I want to see a Kinect 2.0 that works.

I want to see Kinect 2.0 not being the fascist police state monitoring unit, but I know this won't be backtracked. The other things we have hope, but this one is in the patents.

I want to see if it is 1.2 TFlops, and what they can squeeze out of such low end power. That's literally medium range 2009-2010 PC graphics cards there. About 50 percent stronger than an old ATI 5850.

Then I want to see the 'new controller' and hopefully they haven't slimmed it up much as that would really suck. It needed to be fatter, not thinner.

Then lets see what games they have.

I don't care about netflix or facecrap nothing stuff. It's irrelevant and can be done on everything else. I don't care to more easily give up my rights to a photo to facebook that it can then sell or give to other people for free. That's not a feature.

Gamers who watch these things won't be watching for the useless apps that every has.

It's about the games, and for confirming or denying the stuff that could destroy the 720 that so far M$'s idiot people have been quiet about.

No matter what, even if all the bad things are untrue, too bad millions already believe it to be so. Good luck getting all of them back. You needlessly lost customers. Depending on tomorrow you will either recoup some or cement the loss of many more.

I personally hope microsoft doesn't completely screw up.

But then again look at what they did with Windows with 8.
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Urzusix  +   920d ago
Something that isn't Halo or Gears, some real first party games that look as good as Sony, No ads on the dashboard oly on the store, free online play, can be done as Xbox live is free on PC @.@, no Kinect, Start supporting the studios they have like Rare, stop forcing studios out like what they did to OddWorld and stop there stupid had to be on Xbox first

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