Xbox One? More like Xbox None: MS blew the Xbox 720 reveal on every conceivable level

After watching Microsoft’s Xbox One unveil this afternoon, Extremetech came away with one overwhelming impression: Redmond doesn’t understand its audience anymore. If the company is going to fix this mess it’s just made for itself, it’s going to need the best damned E3 in the history of video gaming. The problem with the Xbox One launch isn’t that the features Microsoft announced are bad, it’s with the ocean of things Microsoft didn’t say.

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Sandmano1855d ago

I believe even though they redeem themselves by showing games at E3 it is too late, the damage has been done.

Maddens Raiders1855d ago (Edited 1855d ago )

"Redmond doesn’t understand its audience anymore. If the company is going to fix this mess it’s just made for itself, it’s going to need the best damned E3 in the history of video gaming."

What do you think? Can they pull of the best damned E3 in the history of video gaming? That's one hell of a tall order.

Sandmano1855d ago

I dont think so, because if you want the best E3 in the history of gaming your competitors have to have a really bad showing and Sony wont let that happen.

Skips1855d ago (Edited 1855d ago )

If the past 3-4 E3's and first 30 minutes of their official reveal are anything to go by. It's not looking good...

We'll have to wait and see just what KIND of exclusives they'll show.


"and Sony wont let that happen."

combined with nothing but 3rd party praise and support, indies, Free to play, MMO devs etc. on board...

Damn straight...

loulou1855d ago

this is getting silly now. i didn't see the part where they confirmed that it no longer played games..

i think you all have made sony proud with your determined attack on the xbox. but i do think that you should until e3 is over before you pop the bubbly..

if it is all kinect, and sony aren't involved in this drm business. then yes xbox will be in trouble. until then though, it is a little premature to celebrate

dedicatedtogamers1855d ago

This was an event prepared (and even delayed by a month) by Microsoft. Every. Single. Word that was said during the conference was planned. Every. Single. Word that was NOT said during the conference was planned.

What offends me is Microsoft put all this planning in and PLANNED to not talk about games. I have been told "wait for E3" since 2009. I didn't fall for it then and I'm not buying it now.

The sad thing is this: this is all true. I believe Microsoft REALLY IS leveraging what remains of their core fanbase in order to compete with Google TV and Apple TV and other similar boxes. The natural reaction is "'s no WAY Microsoft could be doing this", but they are.

loulou1855d ago

come on. i aint defending microsoft, but ofcourse they planned it like that. they showed their extra features so they an concentrate on the games at e3. does sound like it could be possible or not?

why would they show all their games 2 weeks before the biggest game expo of the year? then have nothing new to bring?

as i said above, this is getting silly.

3sexty rulzzz1855d ago

they used us, the gamers as an anchor to compete with google and apple, all while giving us the middle finger. no more will I be loyal to xbox because its not a gaming system but something microsoft is using to compete with companies other than sony and nintendo. In the end you get an inferior product because the other competing companies are focusing on games and ty and set-top-box for you entertainment.

tehpees31855d ago

I don't care what they show at E3. No game will have me put up with used fees. When this flops the publishers on board will just backpedal to the other systems.

NextGen24Gamer1855d ago

What damage has been done? I'm confused at your way of thinking. LOL

Are you serious?

The sky is falling!

Who really believes that, except sony fanboys? And if any MS fanboys have decided to jump ship, E3 will most definately bring those guys back.

E3 doesn't need to be mind blowing to keep their core fans happy! Gamers just need to see games that they want to play and it's a wrap!

It's not that complicated. Only Sony Fanboys say it's too late and damage has been done. That's exremely hopefull thinking! LOL

All this nonesense spewed by fanboys reminds me of the ps3 and 360 launches. I swear it's the same BS.

All xbox fanboys need to see is that the games they love will be on the xbox one and that the games will look and play amazing! That's it!

Sony fanboys got to see games in the sony reveal...and they are excited and rightfully so!

MS will give the gamers what they want at E3 and all will be good!

I will buy both consoles as I always do and enjoy the games that I want to play!

It must suck to be broke and a blind fanboy! Games are meant to be played and enjoyed. Both companies have games that I want to play and I certainly don't want to be left out of one experience simply because I can't afford the other!

kneon1855d ago

They totally screwed up the reveal and that has damaged the brand.

The new console implements some onerous restrictions and rather than being forthright about what you can and can't do with the games you've bought they've tried to divert questions and avoid giving a straight answer.

Even if they change course and fix all the issues they've shown their true intentions and have pissed off a lot of people. That's not going to be fixed by promising a few new games.

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rainslacker1855d ago

Here's how the real world works. These events take a massive amount of planning. They aren't thrown together a week beforehand. By now, all the people that will present at the show know they will present. They know what they'll say. They know what they'll show. They even have back-up plans in case something goes wrong at the show.

Now a few things could change here or there, but MS does not have the time to do a complete redesign of a show. They will show what they originally wanted to. The things that will change will be to address anything that may have come out from the reveal based on feedback from the community. Based on what's been seen so far, that would take quite a bit of time, so their option is to either ignore the feedback, or continue on their original course of being focused on games.

Unless MS already had an amazingly awesome show prior to their reveal, their E3 isn't going to be that spectacular. The games may be awesome, but at the moment, people aren't even focusing on the games. They want to know about the other stuff. MS has in effect completely done the opposite of what they hoped to achieve with the reveal. They wanted people to focus on the new features and discuss them. They wanted people to be waiting to see what awesome games they would be announcing. None of that is happening right now.

BlindGuardian1855d ago (Edited 1855d ago )

I really don't have any bias, but if it were posible I would love to have a single console that would cover most of my gaming needs

this gen Ps3 came close but games like Witcher 2, Alan Wake, Gears trilogy, Halo 4 and Left 4 Dead made getting a second console necessary, and I though that that will be the case next gen so I already had a 1000 bucks put aside to buy both new consoles this holiday

but now it really seems that the PS4 is all I'll need, I have absolutely zero interest in anything that's not gaming related in consoles, except blu ray movies playback but the PS3 already does that

it's possible that I might end up getting the Xbox one maybe in a few years when there will be maybe 4 or 5 exclusives that I would like to play and after a price drop, but it will probably be just to scracht an itch, in reality PS4 is all I'll need

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Relientk771855d ago (Edited 1855d ago )

I agree with this, especially because the only exclusive they showed us so far was Quantum Break, which looks like Beyond: Two Souls on PS3, which is coming out later this year.

Sandmano1855d ago (Edited 1855d ago )

The xbox ones showing was a success if you love watching TV. It left gamers wanting, the question is if the market they are targeting will buy into it.

warewolfSS1855d ago

ha ha dude. it was a HARDWARE preview. relax. E3 is in 2 weeks, you think people arent gong to buy a new xbox?

Kayant1855d ago


But I saw some games (well cgi trailers) so....

PurpHerbison1855d ago (Edited 1855d ago )

"Xbox One? More like Xbox None"

Come on now, step up your creativity. That one is already soooo washed up. I personally like the whole, "Microsoft failed to take ONE step outside of the BOX." Cause well... that is exactly what they failed to do.

Bumpmapping1855d ago

The damage is done what ever chance they had to compete with the PS4 is gone.

Majin-vegeta1855d ago (Edited 1855d ago )

Honestly I think Sony really did catch them off guard.HOW DO YOU F*CK UP YOUR PRESENTATION THIS BADLY??

I swear M$ you're more retarded than when peter forgets how to sit down.

M-M1855d ago

The fact that they had to push it back a month makes it even worse.

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