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Xbox One: 4 features you should be excited about

There’s been a lot of doom and gloom surrounding Microsoft’s next-generation console over the last few days. While the company’s anti-consumer used-game policy and “occasionally-online” vague DRM policy are disappointing (I’m still waiting for a solid answer on both fronts), there is still a lot to look forward to when it comes to the Xbox One.

But looking at the Xbox One from a positive perspective, there’s a lot to get excited about when it comes to Microsoft’s upcoming TV-watching, gaming-playing, entertainment box. (Xbox One)

pat_11_5  +   676d ago
Damn. You beat me to posting my own story. This is only the second time this has happened to me.
SilentNegotiator  +   676d ago
No feature is worth putting up with Xbone's garbage DRM policies.
MikeMyers  +   675d ago
Really? Tell that to the 50 million plus Steam users. Tell that to the millions who buy DLC and PSN games. None of which allow you to sell your games. The Xbox One will have some form of a used market.

It's obvious people will troll any positive Xbox One topic.
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ThanatosDMC  +   675d ago
@Mike

Yeah, because Steam games and online DLCs totally wont have a physical medium......
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SilentNegotiator  +   675d ago
Except I typically buy games on sale at Steam for $5-20.

And DLC is supposed to extend games you already have. And don't typically cost more than $20.

And PSN games also usually cost <$20.

HOWEVER, a (1)fee being there to block (2)PHYSICAL copies of (3)$60 games, with (4)mandatory installs for EVERY game...that's a completely different story. COMPLETELY.
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MikeMyers  +   675d ago
But...but...but.

I have spent hundreds of dollars on games for my PS3 like Journey that I can't sell. Microsoft already said they will have used games. Steam games are also locked to my account and they sell $60 games too. In fact when new games come out they are top of the charts. Not everyone waits for sales. Sony also sells new games in their store for $60, you really think nobody is buying them. Sony has also been very vague about how the PS4 will deal with disc based games.
Maddens Raiders  +   675d ago
"Xbox One: 4 features you should be excited about" -
...

1.) The future is in the Cloud.

2.) You can save at any time

3.) A Halo TV series could be amazing

4. 15 exclusive titles are on their way.
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Yeah I'm excited about the 4 features.

4>1
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Grown Folks Talk  +   675d ago
You're still around. I see a few old timers here now & then. System will be a day 1 purchase for me. I like the features & I know it will have games I enjoy. Hope the 8 new IPs are interesting.
NextGen24Gamer  +   676d ago
From what I've seen on the technical side, the xb1 is truly next gen. Not only that, with Microsoft leveraging their cloud services it feels like the sky is the limit.

Microsoft's vision for the console is really well thought out and looking pretty far ahead. I'd argue much further than Sony is capable of competing with. Off-loading some of rendering or computing to cloud-based servers means that unlike the PS4 (as we've seen so far) there won't be a hard cap on what developers can do. The main constraints will be bandwidth and latency.

I know a lot of Sony Fans have been extremely negative about the console. Though I'd say it's because they don't understand what kind of beauty is under the hood.

Things to look forward to:
A solid digital distribution model. Hopefully we'll see something like what Valve did (and the lower prices they brought us)
Basic IP protection for developers, something that may drive down prices.
Cloud-based computations and graphics pushing the console to compete with high end machines
A well rounded entertainment system
jerethdagryphon  +   676d ago
the idea of cloud computing is very nice indeed however remember onlive, if you dont have reallygood stable internet, which not all the world does then those functions become less usefull especially if a game is designed for it from the ground up
imagine a game that uses only cloudl ighting and your 1 meg connection falters or cant keep up the data rate the entire experiance will crumble.. its a great idea just not yet
Godz Kastro  +   676d ago
Their not streaming the entire game only pieces. Plus onlive did not have the financial muscle to push it. Your internet is only part of the puzzle.
JokesOnYou  +   676d ago
I'm not buying in to "cloud computing" just yet, I want to see what independent devs say and to see it for myself in action(a game). That said, as I've said since the presentation although there were some things that were dissaponting overall the tech, the platform, the 1 billion investment in games, the direction with a all-in-one console is a good future thinking direction.
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edonus  +   675d ago
I work with internet stuff like websites app and coding and this cloud stuff is very complex but very feasible. I work at like one of the last levels the the technology hits before it goes to the consumer so I know very little about how it works but I go to conferences and talk with the engineers and hear them talk and its so far beyond what we can imagine.
I was learning about stuff that would allow games as good as 360 and Ps3 to run on web browsers. In the background of tech this stuff is changing and opening up really fast. To regular ears when the guy at XBOXone said that they have 300k servers, and that XBOXones internet foundation or whatever he said was that of the entire planet in 1999. That is really major. when they say they could triple the ONEs power using the cloud thats insane. Dont forget MS is a world leader in software and server technology.
ThanatosDMC  +   675d ago
GFWL games tells you how much you'll be paying for PC games. They dont go down in price nor do they go on sale.
6DEAD6END6  +   676d ago
But the PS4 has all that and more exclusives, so what's to get excited about for the Xbox One.
Jek_Porkins  +   676d ago
How do you know the PS4 will have more exclusives? Microsoft did set aside 1 billion for game development for the Xbox One, and Xbox Live will feature dedicated servers for all Xbox One games, which offers a distinct advantage over the competition.
http://www.wired.com/gadget...
https://twitter.com/JamesSt...
http://venturebeat.com/2013...
Majin-vegeta  +   676d ago
*Microsoft did set aside 1 billion for game development for the Xbox One, and Xbox Live will feature dedicated servers for all Xbox One games, which offers a distinct advantage over the competition.*

How the hell do you know that??When Sony still hasn't announced everything.Quit talking out of your arse.

OT:If i was dumb enough to buy this crap.But since i'm not guess i'm not excited.
6DEAD6END6  +   676d ago
@Jek
Sony has had dedicated servers for a long time man, and last time I checked Sony has way more first party studios than M$. But hey your just a blind fanboy I would expect you to understand lol.
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Captain Qwark 9  +   676d ago
6DEAD like most other n4g users it seems, has seen the future. they already know everything MS is bringing to the table.

unfortunately those of us who cant tell the future are still waiting for E3 to see the rest of MS's hand, sadly im in this group but i have some faith that ill get to be as knowledgeable as folks like 6DEAD after the show and ill have all the details i need to determine which system to buy first!

if* you can 6DEAD, i still have questions about both, since your all knowing perhaps you can answer them for me....

what are MS 15 exclusives?
what third party support do they have besides what was shown?
please detail exactly how their used game policy will work ( for both because sony hasnt been that clear either )
how are achievements going to work, any upgrades or additions?
how about the trophy system, upgrades and additions?
price and release date?
new xbox live features?
new psn features?
how is kinect going to enhance my games this time around if at all?
whats the UI like on the PS4?
whats the two middle buttons on the 360 pad?
what does that little touch screen on the ps4 pad add to gameplay?
i dont remember seeing 16 exclusives from sony at their conference, please list the rest.
MS was very vague on the hardware descriptions, please give me the full specs
is Ms going to do anything to compete with PSN Plus?
what games are launching with each system?
what can the ps4 do besides gaming, is it comparable to X1?
draw me a pic of what the ps4 looks like
provide me a few more details about the playstation eye and what it can do?
are my ps3 controllers and hardware able to be used on my ps4?

....im sure i have more questions but ill leave you to answer those for now, thanks!
Godz Kastro  +   676d ago
Whoa dude, are you kidding me! Dedicated for all games... whoa... that alone is worth price of admission.

Thanks for the links...
6DEAD6END6  +   676d ago
@ Captain

Look I am not all seeing but I go by the evidence that M$ has shown over the years and every year we get less and less games from them. But we get more and more media crap. I bought a 360 year before I finally got my PS3 and I have to say Sony has been pumping out games like crazy, the same cant be said about M$. And you know it's the truth, I'm sorry but M$ has left a really bad taste in my mouth.

It's Halo this and Gear that and some Forza there, come on man there a real pattern here they don't care about us. All they care about are the casual gamers, the moms, pops and kids who love kinect. But what about us gamers just throw us the usual games here and there and that should shut us up, HELL NO!!! That's not enough anymore they need to listen to the people who made the 360 successful us hardcore gamers not casual fuck tards who buy one kinect game every year for their five year old.
Captain Qwark 9  +   676d ago
^this i actually agree with to some extent. i agree 100% about the lack of support with games over the last couple years but thats exactly why im waiting until E3 before i write them off completely. many people have voiced their displeasure with the lack of exclusives, including myself ( although in all fairness most of my fav games are third party for either system, Dark souls, mass effect, the witcher 2, dragon age, etc ) but still its an understandable complaint i agree with. that said, clearly someone is listening to some degree based on the evidence otherwise they wouldnt have made it a point to say "15 exclusives and 8 new ips" & "E3 will be all about the games" so with that in mind, rather than throw my arms in the air, start raging and trolling every article with my hate and displeasure for what they show, im simply waiting patiently to see if they follow through. im not forced to pledge my allegiance to either manufacture now or ever really but i will buy one on day one after i see "EVERYTHING" that each offers and that wont be until E3 so i have to wait.

now another point i do agree with and is still a concern is will they more or less drop first party support and experimenting with new ips like they did with the 360, idk time will tell. unfortunately since i cant tell the future i cant base any of my decisions on that so again, i will just wait until E3 and decide then based on what i can expect for the first year or so.

One thing i will point out though is MS is not full of stupid people like everyone seems to think. while they are def trying to rope in the casual audience with the multimedia capabilities ( which i am a huge fan of anyway so this is a plus for me ) im sure someone over there has recognized that the casual audience is not long term support for a gaming system just judging from how nintendo has fallen between the wii and wii u, im certain us gamers are not the only ones who see that so i will be willing to bet they will be more focused on the core than anyone is giving them credit for at the moment. also if you can rope in casual and core support then you increase potential sales as well and when your competitor is clearly going for just the core ( which i give props to sony for, its def nice to know were appreciated ) i see no problem with an all in one machine like X1 and a dedicated games console like ps4 both on the market at the same time because as far as im concerned, thats a win/win for gamers and surely beats the nearly identical systems we have coexisting right now with ps3/360
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Theyellowflash30  +   676d ago
The Xbox One charges a fee to play used games. This system fails....plain and simple.
DigitalRaptor  +   675d ago
There are at least 3 more anti-consumer instances. The games are one thing but when a greedy, money grubbing, slimy, dishonest corporation , treats their consumers like idiots, your meant to stand against that, not support it.

The fact that people here are actually looking forward to giving Microsoft money, when they've actually been told that they're going to bend them over, shows how weak these people really are, and how they have zero concern about the impact it has on the industry.
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MasterCornholio  +   676d ago
Based on what they said during the conference.

I'm curious to see what those 15 games are.

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andibandit  +   676d ago
Im especially excited for those 2 new rumoured kinect dance titles :
"Dance like a White Dude"
&
"Ballerina Dancing"
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OSIRUSSS  +   675d ago
FPD a first person shooter with dancing elements!
-GametimeUK-  +   676d ago
1) TV
2) Sports
3) TV
4) Call of Duty
BabyTownFrolics  +   676d ago
if you were trolling ps4 articles you would lose all your bubbles and be disagreed into oblivion. but hey what am i talking about there is no pro sony anti ms bias here.
-GametimeUK-  +   676d ago
Relax, boyo. Nothing wrong with laughing about the latest memes that are going around. Don't take it seriously.
Temporary  +   675d ago
God forbid someone tells it like it is...dont get offended, lets wait til E3 to see if they can bounce back from this.
MonkeyNinja  +   676d ago
Am I the only one that's getting tired of being told what I should be excited about?
Boody-Bandit  +   676d ago
Exactly.
Well said
d0nT wOrrY  +   676d ago
Please be excited, please. I beg you.
Psychotica  +   676d ago
Isn't Cloud gaming what the OnLive service is\was? You hear next to nothing about them now. The games from that service never looked as good as the ones actually running on a PC.
turnerdc  +   676d ago
I've been a big OnLive fan for a while now. Unfortunately the main fan site (OnLiveFans.com) folded yesterday and merged with the Ouya forums. An employee from OnLive left a brief message addressed to the fans. He included an interesting tidbit that makes me think they're working on something big. They're listed as an exhibitor at this years E3 and have a booth setup so maybe we'll hear something then. Anyway, here's the quote:

"My only request is that you keep an eye on us. We are working on an entirely new implementation of our technology, one that is sure to shake up the industry once again. Yes I know I'm a tease, but this one is big. While we aren't particularly interested in duking it out with console manufacturers and their gargantuan marketing budgets this year, we do rather enjoy coming out of nowhere and affecting major changes in how these multi-national gaming mega-corporations are going about their business. I ask myself quite often, 'What would this year's new console announcements look like if we hadn't ever existed'. My guess is, quite different."
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Orbilator  +   676d ago
Fed up here to,
15 exclusives yet they couldn't name even 1 or 2 pfft.

Also agree with network depends cy mine is rubbish most of the time. Wow was almost unplayable.
Illumiroom sound nice but not Xbox one exclusive so not excited about that .
TV er nope, lucky if I watch 3 hours a week.
Games, hell yeah but cod !!!! NO again my internet sucks .
Maybe I am excited that I gonna still need to pay 40 quid a year to play online and use 85% of all the other services. Er NOPE.
I know what I am excited about, my entertainment unit has been looking bare since I threw the VCR out and that box will fit the gap nicely lol
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DEATHSTROKE-cro-  +   676d ago
enjoy paying for online until year 2020.
and then paying for Netflix and other services.
and paying for that special device so you can watch tv on xbox.
and Kinect must be connected.
and must check in online every 24 hours.
and can't borrow a game to brother or a friend.
and no support for indies.
real next-gen device.
Orbilator  +   676d ago
Excactly.
negative  +   676d ago
stop borrowing games and support the industry by BUYING your own.

I mean get a job already.
Gamefan12  +   676d ago
how about gamefly or blockbuster?
DCfan  +   676d ago
Support the industry by not purchasing that console from oblivion
ShwankyShpanky  +   675d ago
Stop reading N4G and support the industry by BUYING a copy of GameInformer.
IcicleTrepan  +   676d ago
fact checking. do some.
stage88  +   676d ago
Well Said. The machine is a turd.
turnerdc  +   676d ago
Wrong post.
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PANTHER1030  +   676d ago
Lol! "A Halo TV series could be amazing"...I prefer a new Halo's game.
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dark_101  +   676d ago
I have to admit

XOne cloud integration is quit impressive
RuleofOne343  +   676d ago
Will most definitely enjoy these features. Can't wait.
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solidworm  +   676d ago
I hate TV and mainstream US sports so thebone is fkin useless to me.
Godz Kastro  +   676d ago
ok... then its obvious you dont need one. Nothing to see here for you bud.
DCfan  +   675d ago
Remember people, the cloud calculation service will improve your game's FOV and probably textures and all of this requires being Always being online, anything that relies on the internet for an offline game is just stupid

EDIT: Where is the Kayle1??
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OSIRUSSS  +   675d ago
I can't wait to not pay a fee for used games cause I won't be getting this!
Supermax  +   675d ago
No you will be paying on both consoles don't go to bed tonight thinking Sony wont be doin it eather
OSIRUSSS  +   675d ago
Maybe Sony will,maybe not. But what is known is MS will! Hence me not buying one! You all caught up now?
MisfitsInc  +   675d ago
a Halo live action series isn't really something to be excited about IMO. i dont exactly agree with the cloud because, if my ISP is having issues it kinda ruins my chances of enjoying the console. saving at anytime is like a double edged sword, on one hand, on one hand you're not as pressed to ,for example, beat the first part of a boss fight on one life bar, but at the same time that's what could make you a better gamer. but having that thought of "i havent saved in a while" makes you think a little more and play a little smarter

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