Submitted by ThatCanadianGuy514 610d ago | article

Xbox One's biggest mistake was showing too much

The criticism aimed at the Xbox One since its reveal last Tuesday only goes to show how smart Sony was to keep its launch event in February fairly light on details.
Consumers should be ready to keep an open mind until the finished product is available to try out - but the more you tell people, it seems, the more faults they'll find (Xbox One)

Corpser  +   610d ago
Yep should have just said it "can play used games" and "can go offline" and leave it at that just like Sony, leave out the details
xHeavYx  +   610d ago
Showing too much stuff that's not related to games, other than sports, the COD dog, and the "amazing new AI fish"

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yugovega  +   609d ago
super mario 64 confirmed to be next gen tech by activision. lol classic. nintendo was just ahead of their time with that ai. it wasn't needed until cod needed it.
Maddens Raiders  +   609d ago
Unfortunately, xbone's biggest mistake developed in the scope and purpose phase of the kit, long before this reveal took place.

MS has essentially taken their user base for granted and is basically shoving TV, ESPN, NFL, COD and KINECT cake down their throats, not to mention sacrificing precious computing power for better /games/ by trying to make the system the "all living room box". The fallout be damned.
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famoussasjohn  +   609d ago
I can live with ESPN and NFL, Kinect and TV I just can't hop on the train with. I won an Xbox with Kinect from work, the Kinect just sits there unpackaged. The TV portion I just don't care about. All I care about are games and the occasional Netflix. I understand where there heads at, but it's not what the main users want.

For competition players, for example, COD championships. You mean to tell me they have to have a Kinect plugged in at all times in order for the console to be playable? That's asinine.
DonFreezer  +   609d ago
Have you thought that people who don't have big cash on their hands especially in those hard times will prefer the cheaper box witch by specs only seems to be the One.
famoussasjohn  +   609d ago
Because everyone prefers vague responses. /s
Godmars290  +   609d ago
Finding out later about the online requirement and used games, say launch day, would have been how much better?

@Maddens Raiders:
More like rather than using online multiplayer as excuse to pay for XBL, its now going to be the TV features.

Which they apparently plan on making money from in several ways.
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GribbleGrunger  +   610d ago
I suggest people watch both conferences again because today is getting weird.
Gr81  +   610d ago
What you are saying, author, is that the biggest mistake M$ made was being upfront about their consoles direction. And you are instead saying M$ should have taken Sony's approach which you imply means saving the bad news for a later date as to not receive internet backlash.

I think both reveals were lame and the lack of forthcoming from Sony is quite shady. And M$'s direction with many policies are a huge reach, and now they are muddying up the info and spinning like a merry-go-round..Its entertaining but very dishonest.
wishingW3L  +   610d ago
showing too much TV and Sports was the mistake. And then that Phil Harrison interview where he confirmed the DRM only made things worse.
Nodoze  +   609d ago
Phil Harrison is actually a double agent. He is doing this on purpose to sabotage the xBone launch. He will soon be back at Sony.

bunt-custardly  +   609d ago
Article contradicts itself by saying MS showed too much, then goes on to positively talk about all the features that MS showed.
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CanadianTurtle  +   609d ago
E3 is only less than a couple weeks away guys. Relax
Moncole  +   609d ago
I dont know why people are so agaisted blocking used game. If you like the devs and publishers than you would buy their games new so you can support them.
Roper316  +   609d ago
it's what they showed and seem to be focused on with XBone and it isn't games.
EazyC  +   609d ago
Last xbox fanboy sighted:

mushroomwig  +   609d ago
Sony gets chewed out for not showing enough and now Microsoft are getting chewed out for showing TOO much?

What exactly is the ideal amount to show? It seems like it's never enough.
christian hour  +   609d ago
I dunno... stick a Shukr on it maybe? :P
syphon32  +   609d ago
HAHAHA, this xbox 1 stuff is so funny, showed too much, they didn't show sH!t,
windblowsagain  +   609d ago
They showed too much. TV
medman  +   609d ago
The sheep will buy the Xbox one because they are sheep. They don't know that they are being fleeced. Microsoft has demonstrated their greed and lack of focus on gaming for the last few years now. Their first party exclusives dried up long ago while Sony keeps cranking them out, even with new tech on the way this year. Go ahead, sign up for more of Microsoft's abuse. And like the sheep after a fleecing, you'll be left cold and naked in the mud. You will deserve it.

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