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Submitted by Prcko 989d ago | opinion piece

You Don’t Hate the Xbox One, You’re Just Jealous

Gamers seem to hate the Xbox One. If you wade into a comments section or ask a man-on-the-street at your local Mountain Dew distributer, you’ll hear a variety of reasons why the Xbox One is not for gamers—why it’s a horrible misstep, presumed dead on arrival. Some of these criticisms will ring a little truer than others, but none really tap into what’s really eating at the gaming elite. They’re mad that they’re not the center of attention. (Xbox One)

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Snookies12  +   989d ago
Lol, good satire. This is satire... Right?
dedicatedtogamers   989d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(8)
adorie  +   989d ago
I think this is serious. GAF is destroying this article. I see worthy comments and Gifs after every refresh. :)

Yeah. That almost felt like a splash of cold water on my infuriated face. Gizmodo has some balls, they may be small, but balls they have.
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JoySticksFTW  +   989d ago
reading on gaf as well

good stuff :)

Did you see that car roll-over gif in that thread where dude walks away a bit dazed but otherwise all right? crazy!

And yes, this "article" is getting ripped apart
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HammadTheBeast  +   989d ago
Rubber balls, recently enveloped in a bill from MS' hand.
majiebeast  +   989d ago
Im still laughing at the 40x power of the cloud thread on Neogaf that was popcorn worthy.
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MasterCornholio  +   989d ago
Even Angry Joe hates what Microsoft is doing to the Xbox brand. And he is a pretty big fan of the Xbox.

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tommygunzII  +   988d ago
I actually feel bad for them, no hate here.
georgeenoob  +   989d ago
It's called sony fanboys. They run this site. They even hated the new xbox dearly long before it was even announced. It's what they do.
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Unicron  +   989d ago
Because its impossible for a regular gamer who prefers the Xbox to be disappointed. Clearly MS can do no wrong, right?

Snookies12  +   989d ago
I'm not a Sony fanboy. I'm a PC guy. I was excited for the Xbox reveal, but all I saw was a cable box with sports, voice commands, and Skype (which I have on my PC and Vita already). Sorry, I'm a gamer, I don't give a crap about that stuff. MS clearly doesn't care about us at this point, if that's the most important thing to them. (Which it clearly is, if they chose to show those for a majority of the time at the reveal.)

Sure, we saw some gaming related things. No actual live demos though, just pre-made videos.
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georgeenoob  +   989d ago

All this site does is overreact. It's even getting hell for not being backwards compatible yet neither is the ps4. They clearly stated they were to show off hardware in the event and games in E3, with 15 exclusives. Yet they pretend they dont know that and persist with the 'no games' argument.

It's starting to really get pathetic.
Unicron  +   989d ago
Is Gaf full of PS fanboys too? Twitter? Are indie devs PS fanboys? Jim Sterling? N4G isn't the only place this sentiment exists. The show was a joke and set a horrible precedent, after months of "just wait and see." We waited. We saw. Many did not like what they saw. The practices currently are anti-consumer and ridiculous. And if Sony puts the same ones into practice, that proves its not just MS that has lost focus on gamers next gen.
georgeenoob  +   989d ago
Answer this honestly

Pretend E3 just went by and MS announced 40 hardcore exclusive titles and proved xbox one to be an amazing gaming device, do you really this hate will stop persisting? Not as long as ps4 is still releasing. Like I said, this is what fanboys do.
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maxgamehard  +   989d ago
To all the people who use the same stupid excuse about games not being shown at the conference, fine. Does games shown at E3 change the following.

Mandatory online checks, mandatory kinect, no upgradeable hardware, indies gotta find publishers, mandatory hard drive installation, paid online play, used game fees and it won't allow use of xbox 360 headsets

Are you kidding me. Each time a valid negative is brought xbox peeps disregard the negatives that they can't reason with and find something else to run with.

I game on all consoles and I ain't blinded by any company. What M$ is doing is beyond anti gamer, its anti consumer. Nintendo and Sony ain't doing any of this.
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Unicron  +   989d ago
"Pretend E3 just went by and MS announced 40 hardcore exclusive titles and proved xbox one to be an amazing gaming device, do you really this hate will stop persisting?"

I think the lack of games isn't the entire issue here. I think a combination of issues depending on who you are - a huge focus on Kinect, television integration, unrelated tv series, anticonsumer practices, used game fees, games tied to accounts, lack of BC all add up to one hell of a mess. If you're complaining about JUST a lack of games, that's silly. But if you're looking at the whole, there's plenty to shake your head at with regards to the new Xbox, and possibly next gen in general.

Also, a HORRIBLE show doesn't preclude a good system - but face it, MS has been "on top" for years now, and "other fanboys" had to deal with "giant enemy crabs, $599, riiidge racer, etc." Turnabout is fair play, if you can't take it, don't dish it out (though I'm not condoning it, it's all silly).
georgeenoob  +   989d ago

It's because most of this is still a big confusion. Barely any information was made clear by MS, and they stated several times that they are yet to announce details, but this is adequate enough for the fanboys to abominate indefinitely. Overreaction much?
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SonyPS4  +   988d ago
The hate on N4G isn't nearly as bad as the Xbox fan rage over at the official Xbox forums. People are avoiding this console like a dog with rabies.
UnHoly_One  +   988d ago
Please read my whole message before you disagree. lol

I'm a huge Xbox fan. I own both consoles, but I buy everything on Xbox except for exclusives. I love Xbox Live, all of my friends are Xboxers, I think the controller is better, everything...

To give you an idea of how much I favored the 360... I recently used a smartphone app to scan bar codes and create a catalog of my 360 and PS3 games. I have 22 PS3 games, and 179 360 games. lol

I also have said many times that this site is overrun by Playstation Fanboys.

Now... With all of that in mind. I kind of think the Xbox One looks like a piece of crap right now, too. I am waiting to hear about the games at E3, of course, but everything they have shown so far is total garbage.

I am not going to use it as an overlay for my TiVo. That is just useless to me.

I am not going to SPEAK to my TV when I could quickly and quietly just press a button on my remote instead.

I'm not going to use Skype, and I don't plan on having Internet Explorer on the side of the screen taking up part of my TV when I just could just look something up on my iPad, instead.

In other words, pretty much everything they have shown me so far is stuff I will never use.

Some of the other negatives floating around about it I am indifferent about.

Indie games? I couldn't give two shits about Indie games. I don't play them.

Used games? Couldn't care less, I buy all of my games new and don't ever resell them or loan them out.

Internet required? Fine with me, I'm always connected anyway.

Anyway, my point is that it's not just the Sony Fanboys hating on the One, they are just the most vocal about it.
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SilentNegotiator  +   988d ago
"It's even getting hell for not being backwards compatible yet neither is the ps4."

You got that 100% completely backwards.

Xbox fanboys were crapping all over the Ps4 for a lack of BC, like it was the biggest possible deal breaker in the gaming world, and NOW there are few people discussing Xbone's lack of BC.
Mr_Nuts  +   989d ago
Oh look it's from another site from the Gawker group the people who are in charge of Kotaku aswell

What do you know


Woah, some people are agreeing with him on the comments, how can people from Kotaku (of all sites) understand how crap this is and the damage it will do to the industry, yet these tech heads can't.
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Persistantthug  +   989d ago
funny gif on neogaf

But seriously,
I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft pays or supplements gizmodo in some way.
It's actually how Microsoft does damage control.
But in fairness, alot of companies do this too.
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nypifisel  +   989d ago
Talk about this guy missing the point completely. I can't believe how a journalist can be against the consumer. It's fucking atrocious! They're supposed reveal injustice and wrongdoings, not fucking pushing people towards it! He should be imprisoned, has he got no honour?
Mounce  +   989d ago
Idunno if it's satire but either way when I read the title I was all like:

The_Infected  +   989d ago
Yea we are so jealous we can't have something far worse than the PS4.

1. You watch TV we'll be playing games.

2. You interact with TV we'll be interacting with live gameplay with friends

3. You pay to play we play for free and pay very little for tons of free games

4. You have a box we'll have a awesome designed PS4

5. Your controller is fat ours is awesome

6. Kinect is watching you;) our camera just does what it need to

7. Our console is more powerful

8. We have more and the best developers PERIOD.

9. PS4 is dedicated to "games"

10. We will have the fastest most powerful gaming network in the world:)

Have I made my point? Seriously PS4 stomps that POS.
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rainslacker  +   989d ago
Sadly no...based on the comments section. This is one giant "Deal With It" rant that has no idea what the actual issues are.
SegataSanshiro  +   988d ago
If anyone reading this buys an xbox one, will suffer the fury of Segata Sanshiro and will have a taste of my Judo throw, followed by an explosion.
DarkHeroZX  +   988d ago
Yeah I'm so jealous I'm gonna buy 2 PS4s out of spite.
a_bro  +   989d ago
Prcko  +   989d ago
This one is better
anyway,yeah i am jelaous because i won't be able to order a pizza with my hands,and i won't be able to watch tv :/
ltachiUchiha  +   989d ago
Why couldnt sony & nintendo charge extra to play a friends game? Im so jealous. /s
T2  +   989d ago
Lol no doubt , also why would a person be jealous of a physical object what a bunch of douches
a_bro  +   989d ago
I'm so jealous.... Someone needs a reality check and look at recent polls....
-GametimeUK-  +   989d ago
My TV is on right now. What do I have to be jealous about?
I'm living the next gen experience right now!
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Heisenburger  +   989d ago

Great Scott!

Who let you take the DeLorean??
ziggurcat  +   989d ago
and you're butthurt.
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animegamingnerd  +   989d ago
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahaha good one
JONESY6  +   989d ago
Their main player base and the people that watch the reveal should be the center of attention. over 90% of people that watched the reveal are gamers. And the people they are marketing this system to are most likely watching Television!

Probably MTV.
mshope10  +   989d ago
lol i'm so jealous as i right this from my wii u!lol!

i have cable box so i will stick with my wii u for gaming. and ps4 will look great next to my wii u and the cablebox i already have so i should be covered!
Hellforged_Savant  +   989d ago
This is either extremely funny or extremely sad.
SexyGamerDude  +   989d ago
I'm not mad I'm not the center of attention. I'm mad that Microsoft want to rob me blind. I was a loyal 360 owner and this is how you're going to treat me? You want to charge me fees and put restrictions on me? Forget that.

I'm just going to go somewhere where they don't want to rape my wallet.

*Looks at Nintendo and Sony*
MultiConsoleGamer  +   989d ago
The more you hate something the more power it has.
NatureOfLogic  +   989d ago
Well in this case, that doesn't seem to be true as Xbox One is actually weaker than the competition.

Oh, I forgot about teh cloudz cumputer powerzzz./s
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2pacalypsenow  +   989d ago
Why would I be jealous I have the option to A. Play on my PC B. Get a Ps4 ,Xbox1 isnt the only option
dafegamer  +   989d ago
the meltdowns from the xbox reveal are incredible, but what can I say, its MS own fault.
Sarobi  +   989d ago
"Consoles are supposed to be where crazy new ideas happen."

All I want is to play games though.. that's all
Godhimself_In_3d  +   989d ago
is it online only or not a hour long show and no str8 answer in sight a simple yes or no would go a long way
Majin-vegeta  +   989d ago
Hitler's reaction to the xbox 1.
pop-voxuli   989d ago | Bad language | show
Jek_Porkins  +   989d ago
I don't hate it, and I'm not jealous because I'm going to buy one day one.

I don't think these types of articles are helping the situation, probably just looking for hits. Hopefully when E3 rolls around we'll get a clearer picture.
Hicken  +   989d ago
It'd really be best if you stopped.
Jek_Porkins  +   989d ago
Quit stalking me kiddo, I'm not breaking any rules, just speaking my opinion like everyone else, just because mines different than yours doesn't mean mine is less valid.
hay  +   988d ago
@Jek: Remember this is N4G. Different opinions are hated.
Snookies12  +   989d ago
Jek, I respect the fact that you have your opinion, just as I have mine. I really do, you have every right to it.

I'm just curious though, would you be okay with Microsoft making you pay a fee to play used, or even a friend's game? I'll say right now, I will not support that practice. No matter if it comes from Microsoft, Nintendo, or Sony. Any console that forces you to do that is one that I will not buy.
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Jek_Porkins  +   988d ago
I already stated that I personally take issue with that, why not just employ Online Passes like Sony did?

That was the one thing I had a problem with, but at the end of the day for me personally, it isn't a deal breaker because of the amount of used games I buy. I've also looked at previous console launches and noticed that I never bought a single used game in the first two years of a consoles life, mainly because the good games, the exclusives, big name games, well they don't go down enough in price to justify a used purchase in my opinion.

If I have the choice to buy a $60 new and support a developer, or spend $50 and not support them, I'll buy new every time.

I do agree it's BS if it turns out you cannot let a friend borrow a game though, and as I said, I'm against it, just not a deal breaker for me personally.
cyguration  +   989d ago
Trolling N4G for hits with a Pro-Corporate White Knight article? Mission successful.

*slow clap while down-voting Gizmodo*
sashimi  +   989d ago
Yeah damn right i'm jealous, that doggy would be so much better on a PS4 reveal!
Prcko  +   989d ago
hahaha,i kinda agree with you
ceballos77mx  +   989d ago
Too bad the dog is MS exclusive, Sony is getting a cat.
Veneno  +   989d ago
Are you saying Toro the Cat is an exclusive PS4 CoD character?
hay  +   988d ago
Now that would be a Call of Duty I could play. Imagine "emotional storyline" with Toro. Day one.
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LeCreuset  +   989d ago
LOL. Desperate click bait gonna be desperate.
Bumpmapping   989d ago | Trolling | show
SNACK_SHARK_TROLL  +   989d ago
it would of make sense if the title was aim at fanboys of other consoles, but it's not written that way, so therefore you're calling to the gamers and fans of the xbox, jealous. And that doesn't make sense, because how can a xbox fan or xbox gamer be jealous of a xbox. Unless xbox is taking your girl or something.
-Gespenst-  +   989d ago
Hmmm, I'd maybe be envious of someone who owned a watercooler, but only on a hot summer's day, and to be honest I could just put a glass of water in the fridge for a bit, it doesn't really bother me. I think it's an envy that I'd quickly forget about because I'd realise that a watercooler isn't at all a necessity.
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creized1  +   989d ago
Yes, I am really jealous. That I have to click one more button on my TV remote to change to ESPN LOOL
Chicago8506  +   989d ago
Well personally speaking, I admit to hating:
360's RROD
360's pay to play online
Xbox Live subscription on top of app subscription such as Netflix ect.
XboxOne's talk of blocked used games ect.

So yea, chances r m gonna hate this console.
Jealous? For what exactly?
I prefer variety/options/alternatives
Of course when there's actually a reason to consider an alternative, but in this case NO.
XboxOne is bound to fail with this blocked used games nonsense.

Game on.
Skate-AK  +   989d ago
Hahah wow. I can't believe someone in the comments of the article said he likes the idea of Xbox taking over your cable box. With the hope of it controlling your washing machine in the future. I'm pretty sure he is serious.
Chapter11  +   989d ago
Oh look, another desperate attempt at page views. Well, I guess it worked.
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