Submitted by Donnieboi 430d ago | opinion piece

The Xbox One Reveal: 60 Minutes of Silence

GameSpot: Kevin ruminates on whether Microsoft actually revealed anything surprising when announcing the Xbox One. The most remarkable aspect of Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal was how utterly unremarkable it was. It was a predictable rundown of Kinect swipe gestures, media partnerships, and interface features, with a few games thrown in to remind us that the Xbox One’s key demographic is young men into sports, cars, and online shooting. There was little I didn’t expect--and it was this predictability that disappointed me most about the console’s reveal. The moment I most hoped for was the one that would surprise me. I craved the unexpected, the game that would make our jaws drop, the announcement that would make it all worthwhile, the feature that would make the Xbox One a sure win. It never came. And suddenly, I feel less optimistic about the future of game consoles than I did before the conference. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

batbatz  +   430d ago
Agreed its a fail
DivineAssault  +   430d ago
EPIC FAIL buddy.. That was horrendous & the writer was right.. "Its for young men who love sports & online shooting".. Not for gamers or gaming as a whole
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BitbyDeath  +   430d ago
Could MS have actually made the worst console in history? I'm sure it took everyone at MS to mess this up. Good work to all. Now let the firings commence.
SilentNegotiator  +   430d ago
The least customer friendly system since the Virtual Boy made our eyes bleed.
TwistedMetal  +   430d ago
its gonna be a generation of silence for the xbox one because its dead. that conference was its funeral. the big black box is the casket. tisk tisk ps4, pc, and wii u ftw my 3 way combo for the next gen and all you need really.
Kal853  +   430d ago
MS alienated a huge chunk of their most loyal, core games today. I think they're beginning to realize that, and can't get their stories straight about needing an internet connection, and having to play full price for a game that someone else uses. I'd love to be a fly on the wall at MS right now to hear them freaking out saying "Oh God, what have we done!"
darkride66  +   430d ago
That's my issue as well. It was a slap in the face of all the gamers who put the Xbox where it is today. They were the ones watching in rapt anticipation and they were rewarded with cable box features (for the US only at launch) that no one asked for.

Such a complete disappointment. And with Microsoft now waging war against used game sales and internet required to play, really all Sony has to do next gen is just show up. The backlash so far from fans has been fierce. I don't care what they show at E3, the momentum is clearly against them after today.
fsfsxii  +   430d ago
MS is trying to control the damage thats been done, just look at them on Twitter, trying to spin things to make them look positive
Jamiek  +   430d ago
I actually took the time to watch this during my work break...man, what a bad idea! It basically was like hey, we kind of made changes. We think. But if you are into gaming, you probably won't care. Ironically, the one person I've seen who likes it (on Twitter), said she wasn't a hard core gamer and mostly uses Xbox as a media center. Yea. FACE. PALM.
thehitman  +   430d ago
I almost feel bad for microsoft... seems like they tried but obviously they werent ready to show the core part of their audience what they wanted when they wanted it to improve their face. I think almost they shouldve just waited till E3 and had a double long show if it meant they wouldve had actual games to show.
HyperBear  +   430d ago
The Xbox One Reveal: 60 Minutes of Proper Tent Maintenance
GenericNameHere  +   430d ago
I could have done something more productive than trying to squeeze time in my schedule just to watch this boring conference... Oh well, I hope it's all a dream, and that every bad thing has never happened.

ApolloTheBoss  +   430d ago
:( This conference made me lose faith in the future of console gaming. Honestly, If the XB1 bombs because of all the gimmicks, and if Nintendo doesn't get their act together by not catering to the hardcore fanbase then that leaves Sony as the only supplier, causing a monopoly. I hate to say this because I'm a Sony fan to the core, but that's just how business is. Companies, no matter how caring and honest they seem, exist to make money. That's a fact. If they don't have try had to get your money, then they won't. The only solution would be for Nintendo to wake up and accept the future for what it is, instead of clinging to the past and giving us the same IPs.
cchum  +   430d ago
The fart I released during the conference was a lot more interesting and exciting.
RealtorMDandDC  +   430d ago
Disappointed....I was right tho... New Xbox= TV set up box
I am a cord cutter. I got raid CABLE TV. From the looks of it, you will need cable TV to enjoy the max benefit of the Xbox One.

Because of this I would rather wait for a Apple TV and I am not the biggest fan of Apple. I think Apple will do a better job and I will not have to pay for CABLE TV.

I want something that gives me media capabilities without the need to acquire another bill in my life. I do not want to be forced to take a bundle from Comcast to enjoy a game console. that does not even sound right.

Welp, I was right tho...Microsoft will be focusing on Media not games with the Xbox One..and will be competing for the Apple, Samsung and Google crowd...

Fanboy wars just got a lot more interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jake_the_Dog  +   430d ago
This console has truly earned the name shitbox.
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SonyAddict  +   430d ago
I say fire Bill Gates!.
strigoi814  +   430d ago
They really paid some teenagers to yell and shout sarcastically with every epic failures they announce..not bad at all...very very badly scripted lolz

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