The day that gaming died

We've been hearing this 'multimedia hub of the house' make-believe trend for a while now. It actually started in the previous generation when Sony decided that it was time to expand with their PS3 install base by making it the piece of plastic to own under your telly. Now it seems Microsoft is next to follow in its footsteps. We have a problem with that.

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yugovega1249d ago

I don't mind my system playing dvd, cd, bluray, or Netflix. I personally don't think that is most peoples issue with the "one". the major issues stem from requiring net, used game rumors, and their lack of showing any games actually being played. e3 should fix at least 1 of those. but the net issue is probably their biggest even over the used game rumors.

maxgamehard1248d ago

Their reveal completely backfired on them


Don't worry Sony and Nintendo have got the gamers covered.

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Cam9771248d ago (Edited 1248d ago )

If XBOX ONE succeeds then gaming WILL die.
Not only will it show manufacturers and developers that they can get away with such audacious felonies(spying), but it'll also show that most people haven't bought the system for gaming. Why? Look at the trailer. It had about 5 seconds dedicated to "real gaming" followed by some trashy TV and Skype promotions - this is a gaming console Microsoft, not a media centre. What you showed in the trailer was about 1/6th gaming.

If gaming is to continue as we know it today then either the WII U or PS4 HAVE to "win" the next generation. If anything else then the focus on gaming will diminish. Why? The WII U and PS4 are primarily focused on gaming.

In addition, the XBONE has weak specs compared to the PS4, not only will this show that specs don't matter (which may lead to poorer-quality consoles in general), but it may lead to a decrease in the overall quality of gaming consoles. This is because Microsoft will see that specs don't matter so they'll cram their low-end PC equivalent console with 'innovative', 'new' social, TV and unnecessary features. This therefore will lead to the games industry diminishing as people begin to buy the console for the Blu-ray player and internet connectivity due to heavy restrictions such as used games being restricted.

If a casual gamer bought the XBONE for films etc and tried to buy a used game then was presented with the fee I seriously doubt they'd even bother trying to game in future; thus, this leads to even less sales which may lead to even more companies being liquidated.
The XBONE is very, very bad for the games industry.

PS4/WIIU MUST win this generation if we wish for gaming to continue to be as big and expensive (With regard to the budgets of games) as it is today.

maxgamehard1248d ago

You speak the truth man. Well Said, bubs for you.

nohopeinc1248d ago

It is annoying, I doubt anybody that tuned into the reveal was interested in the multimedia features. Likely it was the gaming community wanting to see what it can do, what the games looked like so far. Instead it was literally geared towards moms, grandmas, and people who don't care about playing games so much. Voice control being a selling point? If I am going to play a game the controller is in my hands, why use voice commands? Are our thumbs to lazy now to just do it? What a waste of development time and money. They should have asked themselves who is going to buy our consoles day one, the answer is people who want to play games.

Free chicken... How is setting up a XBOX with a Kinect going to be easier than buying a laptop for $250 and using Skype? They really didn't make the process any easier so what makes that group want it more? Nothing IMO.

The entire XBOX has all these weak features. Who really cares about multitasking while watching TV. That is just silly, if i am watching TV I want to see and know whats going on. I have a tablet to look stuff up while watching the tube. I don't think anyone is going to be using these features after using them to show people than everyone will be like yeah that's "cool" now STFU nobody cares that you can talk to your TV.

nohopeinc1248d ago

Also real quick if you want one box under your TV get a HTPC, build it from scratch, it will work just fine. Cheaper than any console, more powerful, no confusing DRM, same content plus more, and it isn't being sold by someone who doesn't understand the core demographic it appeals to.

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