Xbox One: The Future For Casual Gamers?

The Xbox Reveal left us wondering, Who is Microsoft Trying to Appeal To?

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SuperSteve1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

Oh, how I loathe the terms "casual" and "hardcore" gamer.

I thought some of the One's UI features were badass, and the few games they showed looked great. I guess that makes me a "casual", despite the fact that I'm typing this from my +$2,000 self-built gaming PC, while listening to an episode of The League on Netflix via my PS3.

Casual, indeed.

Edited to add: Microsoft is trying to appeal to people who want MORE than just a gaming experience from their console. The idea that Microsoft can't deliver on more than one front is absurd, as is anyone who thinks the big, AAA titles won't be on Xbox this generation.

Rusty5151798d ago

Look out. We got a badass over here.

SuperSteve1798d ago

Hey, some things are just self-evident.

negative1797d ago

Badass?? Or someone who can actually be honest. Not a "rusty" PS fanboy.

Errol James1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

I'm thinking more about the EA Sports/Call of Duty gamers. The ones who will faithfully buy a videogame every year no matter how little it changed from the year before. Those are the casual gamers of tomorrow in my opinion.

SuperSteve1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

Did you not see the segment on Ghosts? It looks radically different from the past few releases and I'm actually looking forward to seeing more of it. I say this as someone who hasn't played CoD since Black Ops 1, and that was only the campaign.

"What do the fucking NUMBERS mean?!"

"We're out of TIME!!!"

"We're on the brink of WAR!!"

Ahh... good times.

Errol James1797d ago (Edited 1797d ago )

honestly? I changed the channel during the Ghosts segment. Last I saw was scars on a dogs face and had enough. COD was never my cup of tea.

My favorite part of COD is the CO-Op Spec Ops missions. I'll play that all day with my friends.

Panthers1797d ago

I also think this system is awesome, at least as an entertainment control hub. They havent shown much in the way of games, but at the very least I want to get one for the simple fact that I can control my TV a lot easier.

I wonder if I can command the Xbox to "GO TO PS4". (since they said I wouldnt have to switch Inputs anymore)

Im hoping for a good E3 showing.

andibandit1797d ago

I think it would've been better if they hadn't shown ANY games at all, instead og showing us the next iteration of what weve been playing for 6 years.

pompombrum1797d ago

I'll judge their games once I see a real live demonstration, not some fancy video. I honestly wonder how many people woke up yesterday morning going "boy wouldn't it be great to get an inferior voice activated tv box". It'll sell well still because Kinect has proven Microsoft knows how to market things to casuals the right way but tbh, so far everything is extremely underwhelming.


But that's the big problem, so far MS has not shown they really can deliver on both fronts.

Sony has managed to add all the apps and services + casual devices without estranging the core gamers who have less interest in that stuff. They still have the games and know when and where to present those games to keep us all interested and excited.

MS has been on this path for a while now and each year they only seem to show more and more apps/tv services and casual stuff while showing less and less core stuff. Thats the real problem.

They want to offer something more then just gaming so they want to leave the gaming bit to third party and just throw up all the other crap. Problem is Sony has those same third parties as well, plus they still invest in their own IP's AND they still have apps and services.

Bu..bu...but wait for E3, 15 exclusive games... Really !! MS have a lot of convincing to do considering how the last few E3's have gone. We have all heard it so often and been letdown, I think we are passed the point of just saying "wait till E3" and hoping we will look the other way!

jessupj1797d ago

Like it or not, there are hardcore gamers in this world and there are casual gamers in this world.

Can Casual gamers play core game and still be considered casual gamers? Yes. Millions of sheep buy cod each year and nothing else. I consider that type of person a casual gamer.

Can a core gamer play a more family friendly game and still be considered a core gamer? Yes.

I don't know why you get so insulted by a well established notion.

If you don't agree, please explain to me who little Timmy's mum that only plays Candy Crush for 10 mins every evening just before bed is the same as me, whom plays many different games in many different genres for a few hours most days?

IcicleTrepan1797d ago

My girlfriend plays candy crush on her phone and dragon's dogma on her 360. Please explain which of the two categories she fits into.

LoveOfTheGame1797d ago

My girlfriend loves to play kinect games and is attempting to beat Dark Souls, again which category does she fall in?

Didn't mean to try and one up you, just in the same situation.

I believe the people who just buy COD each year are the hardcore gamers. They sit there yelling and raging because they got killed for blindly running around the same corner again. That is the essence of a hardcore gamer, el douche. (Perfect phrase for a men's cologne commercial)

vikingland11797d ago

Well said, yesterdays event was only to show what the Xbox One is going to do. The fanboys can't seem to grasp the concept. They say but but but there aren't any games. MS said they will be showing the games at E3. 15 games plus 8 completely new games ( I do wonder though how many will be Kinect only )so the fanboys need to wait until E3 before the hate really starts. I for one will wait for E3 before I make my final judgement on the Xbox One. I do think the name is lame though.

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boybato1797d ago

Clearly I am not xboxone's target market , so I'll go ps4 or wiiu next gen.

bigtrucknd1797d ago

XBOne is the best cable box I've ever seen. It's a giant cable box but beats the hell out of my stupid genie box.

bigtrucknd1797d ago

I had no idea it was so large. I will never be able to bring that home from Gamestop.

project_pat361797d ago

its not even a cable box lol its a hub your cable box plugs in to

TwistedMetal1797d ago

no the ps4 and wii u is the future for all gamers!! F the xbox one to many fails.

project_pat361797d ago

First time commenter, made an account just to say this.

What does it do that Nintendon't?

Wanna watch your tv shows? press "TV" and your there...

Wanna play games and watch tv? Wii U does that too...

Want to video chat with random people? Wii U...

Want to share your gameplay via video? (PS4)

Who exactly do they (Microsoft) think they are kidding? So far everything they have announced has already been announced from Nintendo and Sony for their consoles.

The name Xbox One... I understand the need to associate the console name with what it is.. an all-in-one multimedia device. But come on... ONE? I thought Wii U was a bad name.. and another note.. why name it after your competitors console? ( PSOne anybody? )

Ill definitely be gaming with Playstation as I have since psx, and I hate to say it but I see no reason to grab the new xbox.. it looks/feels the same as the 360 ( UI ). At least Sony is being more innovative, much like Nintendo.

project_pat361797d ago (Edited 1797d ago )

apparently a few die hard xbox fans around lol. you'll be dieing hard alright.

I own ps3,wiiu,and 360. I enjoy all of them equally. but as far as next gen goes.. from what I have seen. PS4WON

LoveOfTheGame1797d ago

You should be bragging more about that time machine you have rather than all three consoles.

I'm not too impressed by either side right now and it, for the first time, might come down to the exclusives for me to decide which one to get.

Hell I wouldn't throw out getting my friends into PC gaming at this point.

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