Submitted by doctorstrange 676d ago | opinion piece

Microsoft’s Xbox One Forgets Something at Reveal

We first got a glimpse of what Sony planned to offer with the PS4 back in February, but now we’ve finally seen the next Xbox, the Xbox One. How did the American behemoth match up to the Japanese giant? Did the show disappoint, or truly usher in the next-gen? Daily Reaction‘s Seb and Dan discuss. - PSLS (Xbox One)

doctorstrange  +   676d ago
It's gonna take me a while to get used to that name.
TrendyGamers  +   676d ago
Same here, I think I would've been happier with them just calling it Xbox Three.
HammadTheBeast  +   676d ago
Or Xbox Infinity. Or just Xbox.
Muerte2494  +   676d ago
Not me because...
I don't plan on getting. There is tons of news coming out pretty much confirming an online only console.
Step to play a game on Xbox One

*Buy a game (not from Gamefly because tie-in with Live tags)
*Turn on you Xbox: One (doesn't function without Kinect)
*Insert Game (must enter code for mandatory install)
*Must be connected to internet to verify the code
*Friends cannot share game any longer, must pay full price for new code to unlock game
*uses games officially blocked
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Rhaigun  +   676d ago
Exactly. Xbox (D)ONE
JhawkFootball06  +   676d ago
So many sony fans trolling the xbox articles. Tell me how Rhaigun's post is not trolling? Yet it has many more likes compared to dislikes.
Foolsjoker  +   676d ago
It's going to take a while to treat One as a noun.
doctorstrange  +   676d ago
The Queen does it all the time. She's gonna be a huge fan.
Maddens Raiders  +   676d ago
Microsoft -
took a shyt on themselves today in front of the entire world. To conspiracy theorists this all has a deeper meaning & hidden agenda. I am actually feeling a little more sad today. I was hyped for a huge "battle royale" between two legendary companies going into E3 - fresh off the rails from the last console war that began in 2005, but clearly Sony is outshining (all at the moment). Something that not even Cliffy B or gaming journos at large can deny.

We'll see if MS can dig themselves out of this fine hole they've dug for themselves thus far, and maybe they can. There's still a little bit of time left before the fall rush.
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rainslacker  +   676d ago
It was funny after the show that IGN had their analysis, and they said it's going to cause some logistic issues in the media because the original Xbox was usually called the Xbox 1.

I get what the name is supposed to imply, but it does seem like it's a step back in terms of naming your console with some sort of progression.
3-4-5  +   676d ago
Xbox One for some reason fits perfectly. It's easy to say, and I'm already used to it more than I thought I would be.

* The name is solid

* The controller looks good

* Kinect looks functional although I'm still not a fan of it.

* They really need to hit a few doubles and maybe a home run with their games at E3.

Sony and Nintendo will be showcasing good games...

Microsoft needs to understand this and show us everything they've got.

They already said one of the higher ups didn't want to reveal everything at E3, obviously the presenter who works for Microsoft disagreed and so would every fan.

Microsoft....get in touch with reality and give us the games.

They will sell to casuals via the fantasy sports thing, but they need to bring it with games.

I'm hoping they do.
iceman06  +   676d ago
I would kind of agree. The name IS solid, though already used to refer to the original Xbox. The controller is about the same..add in some revised capability on the D-pad and the infrared stuff (pretty interesting)...meh for motion controls. The E3 point is crucial. They will have to play damage control for the next couple of weeks just to get to a safe E3. Then, they better call down the thunder, lightning...tsunami if possible to rain down some tried and true games. I don't believe for a second that PS4 shot it's wad on the reveal. It actually showcased for working, playing, exclusive games. We know that COD and EA sports stuff is multiplatform. I am hoping for them to bring it...just to keep the start of the next gen competitive.
knifefight  +   675d ago
dbjj12088  +   676d ago
Something or many things?
doctorstrange  +   676d ago
Foolsjoker  +   676d ago
ftwrthtx  +   676d ago
Can I get that 60 minutes of my life back? Please?
Foolsjoker  +   676d ago
I'm just more annoyed that I had to wake up for that.
Skips  +   676d ago
Duuuude, same here.
3sexty rulzzz  +   676d ago
Sony's PS4 reveal wasn't all that great! for one, all of the games were running on a pc unit and not the actual gaming system. Secondly, any of us has no idea what the ps4 looks like. and finally, this was a console reveal and not a games showcase.

Microsoft actually showed a game running on its hardware. At least we all know what the xbox1 looks like and how it will perform on xboxlive. judge xbox1 and microsoft after e3, at which point your argument has merrit
cyguration  +   676d ago
WTF does a console's visual aesthetic have to do with future-proofing and feature-proofing for gaming? SERIOUSLY?!

I'm sorry but this is like the 100th comment I've read complaining that Sony didn't "show" the actual console. So you mean to tell me looking at a piece of hardware is more important than what it can do? Because Sony said, showed and explained exactly what the PS4 can do and what wide range of games we can expect.

Unless MS' entire E3 conference is one game reveal after another, I have no reason to have interest in their console...especially if they don't actually plan to release a large cache of core games for their console.
TKCMuzzer  +   676d ago
I'm sorry, I missed the part where they picked up a controller and showed a game being played on the hardware. Do people see what they want to?
The Xbox one looks like a PVR, not really design genius.
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Philoctetes  +   676d ago
If a console gives me the games and other features that I want, who gives a rip what it looks like? It could be carved in the image of a giant penis and I would still be happy to buy one.
rainslacker  +   676d ago
"this was a console reveal and not a games showcase"

I'm sorry. I was under the impression that a GAME console's purpose was to play games. My bad.

All that other stuff is the kind of thing that gets talked about briefly then expanded on in interviews and future shows. It should never be the main focus of a console reveal. If it's there, there should be a healthy dose of actual games being shown as well. Much like the Sony reveal, which was great just for that reason alone.

Extra services or extra non-gaming content isn't what I look for in a GAME console. This reveal did nothing but show me that MS has other intentions, and that gaming will likely take a back seat. They have one more chance at E3 to convince me, otherwise I'll stay with PS4/Wii U.
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jessupj  +   675d ago
Oh, were you there at Sony's Conference behind the scenes and sore the pc they were using to run the games?

Well, enjoy your Halo tv. Mean while I'll be enjoying my unrestricted gaming.
Jek_Porkins  +   676d ago
There were things I loved and hated, I loved that they showed the console itself, I dig the design, it looks like the more modern high end gaming PC's these days.

I loved a lot of the features they showed off, not everyone will be interested in that, but when would have been a good time to tell people about those things? Better to get those things out of the way, save all the games for E3, and blow people away.

So many conflicting reports on the used game issue, but looks like used games are allowed and the fee thing is BS.

I would have liked to see how much the new Kinect has improved, I mean they talked about it, but I wanted to see it, hear how you don't need as much room to use it ect...

I wouldn't have minded seeing more games, but if they bring 15 exclusives to E3, and 8 new IP's, I'm happy.

Overall it wasn't perfect, but neither was Sony's.

The one thing I will say is that when I brought up Sony not showing their console I got "The consoles looks don't matter", but now the tune has changed to "The Xbox One looks like a VCR". Funny how that works?
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TKCMuzzer  +   676d ago
looks don't really matter but lets be honest the Xbox one looks like a VCR/PVR. It's not that it looks like that that's the issue but that the look probably signals Microsoft intention with the console, to watch TV first.
Jek_Porkins  +   676d ago
It looks like a high end gaming PC rig, I liked the look. There have been some ugly consoles released, but this isn't one of them. Glad they had the guts to show their console.
rainslacker  +   676d ago
I had no problem with the look of the console. It was rather large, but seems like it fits in with most of the other components of my entertainment center. The Kinect was freakin' huge though.

The TV features, along with some others, are interesting. I also won't deny the influence that can have over the people looking for better ways to consume their media. After all there is no denying how the DVD or Blu-Ray helped sell some PlayStation consoles early on. Whether or not this is something that will make it a must have item for the masses really depends on MS marketing and people's actual feeling of needing such services, and ultimately if they're willing to pay a premium both in hardware, and XBL fees.

Agree about used games. The conflicting reports are troublesome. But Phil Harrison did talk about it. Maybe he misunderstood what he was saying, but it didn't appear that way. Again though, I would remind people that Sony did say they will leave it up to the publisher. Perhaps being a bit reserved on this topic for now would be a good thing.

I was also wondering how well Kinect has improved. Sadly the only thing we really saw was it's higher integration into what most people are criticizing about...TV integration(or more aptly console control integration).

The 15 games with 8 exclusives is the only thing so far that makes me willing to give them a shot at E3. I won't bother with the "How much will be Kinect crap" argument, because realistically, we can assume that at least 3-4 will be core titles. It's about on par with what we expect Sony to show for the core PS4 at E3. Maybe 1 or 2 shy. It's also realistic to assume that they won't announce all 15 of those exclusives will be at E3.
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Jek_Porkins  +   676d ago
Hey another civil person on N4G today, nice to talk to you.

Not sure why so many people disagree with my own personal opinion, but as I said, it wasn't perfect, but I have reason to be optimistic. Hopefully Microsoft understands the criticism and it makes for a much better E3. Hearing that Rare will bring back an iconic franchise at E3 has me happy.
Philoctetes  +   676d ago
"I must, however, give them kudos for announcing a new core IP, something Sony didn’t really do in February, depending on how you look at Knack."

Drive Club isn't a new IP?
Tyre  +   676d ago
An expensive Ugly DVR with AlwaysKinected. Rehashed old familiar tech & software, More BS. FIFA 14 & showing CoD with an already outdated Engine as the 1st on the Xbone? Really MS? No Backwards Compatibility? My seven year library of 360 /XBLA is F'd. I'm SOooo dissapointed and really Mad. For me it is Xbox (D)ONE. I'm leaving. thx MS for Xboning me and a lot of gamers.
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jamestown  +   676d ago
f it aint broke, don't fix it. The gamers are the reason xbox was successful to begin with, and now it seems xbox is going to step away from what brought them to the dance....why?.......maybe the same reason the most anticipated mass effect 3 decided to break away from rpg elements, trying to award the action fans when it was the rpg fans who bought the games to begin with, why are loyal fans who made something a success in the begining getting abandoned in the end for favor of people who never cared to begin with? We are gamers. As big of a company as Microsoft is, they only have so much time and effort, if you focus all effort on one thing, it will stand out above a bunch of things with divided effort. They should have put all effort into gaming when it seems the majority of their effort went into entertainment purposes. Which is fine, but the gamers, me included ( which is a hopefull xbox fan) may just go to the best GAMING council (ps4) if that ends up being the case. Xbox may win a few new fans but they may just end up losing alot more old fans. If xbox is trying to attract Mom and Pops...well....mom and pops are already stuck in their ways, they'd rather watch channel 3 than deal with new technology. But I am hoping they have some "Secret weopons" for the gamers. If not, then I know of a council that just revealed itself to be 100% dedicated to a gamer like me.

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