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Xbox One: 5 Reasons Microsoft’s Reveal Was Total Failure

"So, today witnessed another console unveil this time from Microsoft. After Sony unveiled their new console features earlier in the year and with Nintendo already putting the Wii U on store shelves, this was the next anticipated release. " | Explosion.com

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aceitman1163d ago

I like to know who these people where that clapped at every and anything.

Moonman1163d ago

They are all $100 richer. :)

Black-Helghast1163d ago

They weren't real people? lol...

Reverent1163d ago

I keep hearing from people that all the clapping was from just Microsoft employees. I guess they were all sitting right next to the cameras.

Enemy1163d ago

I think Jeff Gerstmann already confirmed they seemed to be working for Microsoft.

nix1163d ago

i have ONE reason:

Cable Box.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1162d ago

@Moonman

"They are all $100 richer. :)"

I am one of the employees who clapped and I am using my $100 towards ps4!! Thanks M$!!

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Rusty5151163d ago

Probably Sony executives encouraging Microsoft's idiocy.

shoddy1163d ago

Sony stock actually jump 9% after the announcement.

azshorty20031163d ago

No shareholders would most certainly would not have been cheering during that presentation.

If I had any Microsoft shares, I would've dumped them after that fiasco.

SonyAddict1163d ago (Edited 1163d ago )

I think it was a room full of Activision,treyarch and infinityward employees!.

TwistedMetal1163d ago

nobody it was like those fake sitcoms that has fake audience laugh and clap through the speakers. pre recorder cheers.

forcefullpower1162d ago

I noticed that too. I could only see a couple of dudes clapping but not to the extent that they were broadcasting.

Syntax-Error1162d ago

I love the voice command and cable box, but the console is HUUUUGE! That sh!t looks like room deodorizer. Most people say VCR, but those vents all over it are ugly. It looks bigger than Xbox v1. Wanna see what the PS4 looks like before I cast a stone.

dollison271162d ago

Microsoft employees...the whole thing was a "mandatory" company meeting...unpaid though.

Parasyte1162d ago

They were Microsoft employees. People that were at the reveal, like Adam Sessler, tweeted that the applause wasn't coming from the press/media.

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HyperBear1163d ago (Edited 1163d ago )

Here it is:
#5) Xbox One is a Stupid name
#4) Kinect 2.0 Forced Onto Gamers
#3) Xbox One is a Massive Device...& Ugly
#2) No Backwards Compatibility & Pre-Owned Fees
#1) Gaming is Secondary, Not Primary Concern For Xbox One

I'd say those are some valid reasons. #2 might change every 30 minutes until it's confirmed by Don Mattrick. And we'll have to wait until E3 to say if Gaming truly is secondary to the platform (behind TV/App integration).

@aceitman: They were Microsoft Employees....

HammadTheBeast1163d ago

You forgot second hand fee, and online connection startup.

NameRemoved00171163d ago (Edited 1163d ago )

Don't forget non removable hard drive only 500gb (next gen games will be like 20GB+ each), who the hell was the idiot who decided to use 3 operating systems and you have to install games to play them.

HyperBear1163d ago (Edited 1163d ago )

Well I just copied what the reasons where from the article. There's probably about 20 reasons that, all of us on N4G, can come up with on why it's a total failure.

I just simply copied what the author of the article said where the 5.

aconnellan1162d ago

@hdshatter
Didn't they say in the reveal that the installed games will be uploaded to Cloud Storage? They said that way you can sign in to another xbox and have all your games ready

Reverent1163d ago

I'd hardly even call gaming secondary for it. Gaming was more like a tacked on, obscure side-feature.

maxgamehard1163d ago

@hdshatter

Also of the ram for Xbox only 5 GB is usable for games

This was stated by gameinformer

Thefreeman0121162d ago

I don't think 3 is a valid point. Personally I think it looks fine looks better than the first 360 did or the ps3 for that matter. The controller looks great

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001163d ago

all the stuff that came after just made is worse.

iamtehpwn1163d ago (Edited 1163d ago )

5 Reasons:
1) No games
2) TV is not games
3) games pls
4) You know for a video game console, this thing could use some games
5) And the games that were shown will also be available for PS4.

Jek_Porkins1163d ago

Forza 5 and Quantum Break are exclusives, they didn't show a ton of games, but they declared that earlier in the week.

Microsoft-"We plan to show the hardware, we'll save tons of exclusive game announcements for E3"

After the Xbox One reveal- "What!? How dare they not show games that they stated earlier they wouldn't show?"

They did however state that 15 exclusives would be shown off at E3, 8 new IP's and Rare is said to be bringing an iconic franchise back...so....yea...

Crazay1163d ago

well said Porkins. 15 exclusives is HUGE freaking news - now let's wait and see what happens with E3.

Boody-Bandit1163d ago (Edited 1163d ago )

Jek the problem I have is they didn't show any actual gameplay footage with ANY game. I mean seriously, WTF? Not ONE game had in game graphics from the gamers perspective. Infinity said the premier was in game graphics engine but we gamers know that the cut scenes, regardless if it's the actual graphics engine or not, is always more polished than the actual game play graphics. And to be honest, it didn't look at that great.

That presentation was rancid. EA didn't go into any in depth detail of what they were claiming actually meant in terms of implementation. The whole presentation was fluff. Very disappointing.

Even though their presentation was boring as hell. I will hold off judgment until E3. MS really needs to bring the heat June 10th.

UnHoly_One1163d ago

Save your energy, Jek, you are wasting your time trying to talk sense into the PS fanboys.

I'm looking forward to seeing what they have to show us at E3.

I have a sneaking feeling the comments around here are going to look a little different that week. lol

warewolfSS1163d ago (Edited 1163d ago )

better not make sense on here.everyones gonna start to yell about how sony is better and give you disagrees. everyones so upset about TOYS. these are TOYS.

your not elite for buying them. anyone can do it.

and sony didnt even show a system. whats the big deal. your all ridiculous.

NarooN1163d ago

Yeah, 15 exclusives, wooo!! 13 Kinect games and two games that no one will care about except diehard M$ fans, haha.

MoonWheel1163d ago

I bet 5 or 6 of those games will be mediocore kinect games and others will be timed exclusives or bought third party games.

Pillsbury11162d ago (Edited 1162d ago )

How can you seriously still defend a company that is trying to force kinect on you and wants to charge you more fees? For many people having a game tied to ur account making the game worthless to resell is reason enough to hate xb1. On top of that they want to charge you the full amount to put it on another console.

Edit: I bet most of those exclusives are kinect focused

Jek_Porkins1162d ago

You guys can try to spin it how you want, but a launch lineup of solid first party games like Ryse, Forza 5, Killer Instinct, Black Tusk's game, Battlefield 4,Assassins Creed 4, Watch Dogs, Destiny, COD Ghosts, Madden 25 and whatever else they have would be pretty damn good.

I expect good things, and I expect some Kinect integration, but I'm not sweating that, because I loved Kinect integration with Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, Halo CEA and Forza 4.

KarrBOMB1162d ago

@Pillsbury...

They're retarded or just fanboys, that's how they can defend it. Yes Jekyll, Kinect is so cool that 1 out of my 50 Xbox 360 friends has one. It's stupid. I work out every day, the last thing I want to do is flail around like a special needs kid to play games. I want to sit and relax.

Also, Microsoft is blocking used games, borrowing games, Redbox games and trading games with friends. Regardless of what you wish or think, Microsoft is catering to housewives and casual gamers, not real gamers who don't feel like dancing in front of a camera.

InSpectre1162d ago

It's okay Jek, it's a free country and you can do what you want.

However, announcing a games console with no games isn't what most people wanted to see no matter how you spin it. There was simply no reason for this conference at all. They should have done it all at E3.

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SegaSaturn6691163d ago

# 6 No Mark Cerny -- the mark cerny lookalike was a scumbag, too.

RandomDude6551163d ago

Even the great Cerny couldn't save this debacle.

sinjonezp1163d ago

I felt the same way. Lol like why this guy has this fake smile and keeps bobbling his head...smh..could not trust this guy at all.