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The Microsoft Press Conference Will Shut You Up

Dan writes - "If you’ve been living under a rock, the Xbox One console has been announced and shown but to the dismay of gamers everywhere, their announcement conference at the Xbox campus in Redmond was filled with more things to get the normal person to buy an Xbox One. Rather than focus on the games to appease the gamers, Microsoft took the approach to show off the Xbox One’s media side and show it’s ability to play television and all of the things our set top boxes have been doing for years. The vocal group of gamers ran to their twitter, facebook, forums, and other outlets to voice their concerns about how Microsoft had abandoned the gamers. Considering these consoles were created to play games on, the lack of games was very disappointing.
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NYC_Gamer1547d ago

MS could pop up on stage with 15 exclusives/ new studios and certain folks still would complain

Limit7601547d ago

That's what bothers me. People will find a way to hate on everything. Why can't we just enjoy when new things come out. Sure I didn't care for the PlayStation 3, but I am hopeful about the PlayStation 4. I want all the consoles to succeed because it benefits us all.

DarkBlood1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

the major issue regarding the kinect,always online fiasco cablebox features overshadows everything else about it for me

so it wont shut me up as the headline would suggest

so unless all that is not going to happen im not excited for the games they will show

Darrius Cole1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

Except that it will hurt us if the Xbox One succeeds in it current form.

The Xbox one will make gaming less convenient, and more expensive, and more restrictive at the same time, unless Microsoft changes its policies.

EDIT:

I forgot more intrusive with it ever-watchful Kinect.

EDIT:

And the once per 24 hour internet check-in requirements

DragonKnight1547d ago

The thing to consider is that "15 exclusives" doesn't really mean anything. There was an E3, either last year or the year before, where MS said they had 10 exclusives and they turned out to be Kinect shovelware.

With Microsoft's reveal, their direction for the Xbox One looks to be fairly obvious. Right down to the time of day they decided to air it, and even the television channel, the Xbox One is a device that's not meant for gamers. The thing is, gamers would have been the one to look for the conference and the largest audience actually watching it. What else did Microsoft expect to happen then?

E3 will come, and if past history is an indicator then no one should get their hopes up from MS' conference. Coupled with what we already know, it's not hard to see why MS has been getting so much hate.

MikeMyers1547d ago

No matter what Microsoft shows it still won't shut up some people. I want to see the full picture before I act like an entitled child whining and crying all day.

It's now Microsoft's job to compell us to why we need Kinect on. Why we should be connected. Why having all content attached to our profiles is better. If they can do that people won't care Kinect is always, that they need to be connected to the internet. The system is still going to be very much a games machine.

JokesOnYou1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

No sadly no matter what they show the SAME ones will hate, but if they dont show me at least 5 or 6 interesting games that I want (not COD or kinect kiddie games) then I will be pissed...and I'll pass on X1 until Im satisfied it has some great games.

DragonKnight1547d ago

@Mike: Who are you kidding, you know that the uninformed masses already don't care that Kinect is always on. It's quite obvious Microsoft are targeting them. And then you have this...

"No matter what Microsoft shows it still won't shut up some people."

Right here you're attempting to diffuse anything negative anyone would have to say about MS after E3 pre-emptively. It is beyond your grasp that people simply don't care what kind of reasoning that Microsoft comes up with because they DON'T want to have a system that shuts down if the internet connection they have isn't up to snuff (think about that Cloud gaming solution you're so proud of. SimCity is going to be a part of Xbox One, mark my words, and it will be always-online because of the cloud. So if you think the Xbox One WON'T be always online, you'll see).

Or they don't like the idea of having a camera always listening (yeah yeah, it's listening for cues, but don't you think it has to have filtering software to distinguish the cues from the rest of what's being spoken?) because MS has proven they will listen in on Skype so they can't be trusted to not listen in on Kinects.

Maybe they don't like the idea that they can't really share their games in the traditional sense, that so many loops have to be jumped through to do something so simple. Microsoft gives convenience in one area that pleases the casual audience and removes it in another that's detrimental to their early adopters.

But no, anyone who has these problems is a whiny, entitled child right? Yeah. Well you go on believing Microsoft has your best interests in mind. Don't complain later.

yesmynameissumo1547d ago

This has been said for the past 3 E3s for MS. Keep saying it, maybe it will be true this time!

r1sh121547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

Sometimes its just too easy to pick on things that were not talked about.
But.. I 100% agree that the xbox one reveal was pure s**t.
However MS's invites did say do not expect games etc.
My issue is, for a mainstream console why was the information about what it can do more to do with tv?
Yes E3 is about games but MS have not really used E3 very well in the past few years so why hide behind that excuse?

I am very sceptical about kinect, for the console to turn on by voice command, it needs to be listening all the time.
That is absolutely nuts!

I absolutely love my xbox 360, but in the past few years MS have lost their way.
Even though they always wanted to take over the living room, I think the living room has changed.
More people watch tv on laptops and tablets Ms seem to have forgotten that.

MS can show all 15 games at E3 but with such a dismal start and hate I find it hard to see how they recover.
I am still going to see the exact info about kinect, always online etc.. but its looking like MS has shot themselves in the foot.

SilentNegotiator1547d ago

Considering that the main issues are mandatory kinect and DRM, I HIGHLY doubt the people upset with Xbox One will be appeased by E3 (unless they announce a reversal of those policies).

Blacktric1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

"Why can't we just enjoy when new things come out"

If you think that people who are showing their distaste regarding the sh*tty DRM and used game policies of Microsoft are being irrational and should just calm down and "enjoy" things, I got nothing to else to say to you.

Studio-YaMi1547d ago

Is this a joke article !?

You didn't care for the Playstation 3,you want people to enjoy a new console that has DRM & blocking used games policies & based highly on TV entertainment that is only focused on America for the time being with a gimmicky way of controlling to cater to the casual crowd(Kinect)... and then you actually have the nerve to state an immature/bold statement that the Microsoft press conference will shut "me/us" up ?

At least know what you're talking about and show me that you're not just kissing up to MS for me to take you seriously.

Good day to you !

MikeMyers1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

@DragonKnight
"Who are you kidding, you know that the uninformed masses already don't care that Kinect is always on. It's quite obvious Microsoft are targeting them."

Does it matter if it's grandma or a 35 year old tech wizard or a 13 year old? You seem to really think highly of yourself. Early adopters are usually the ones who read up on what the product offers.

""No matter what Microsoft shows it still won't shut up some people.""
"Right here you're attempting to diffuse anything negative anyone would have to say about MS after E3 pre-emptively."

No I'm not. I am simply using sarcasm from the topic header. The topic title is the conference will shut them out. I disagree, it won't. Prove me wrong. Did I say they have to shut up? No, you and other are totally free to mention your concerns.

"It is beyond your grasp that people simply don't care what kind of reasoning that Microsoft comes up with because they DON'T want to have a system that shuts down if the internet connection they have isn't up to snuff (think about that Cloud gaming solution you're so proud of. SimCity is going to be a part of Xbox One, mark my words, and it will be always-online because of the cloud. So if you think the Xbox One WON'T be always online, you'll see)."

That's fine. Not everyone bought Simcity. Nobody was forced to buy it and I imagine those uninformed people you think that buys this stuff actually knew it required a connection. Kind of contradicts your generalizations because somehow you have it in your mind everyone who does know wouldn't buy it. That's not true at all. Did you ever stop to think that some people just don't care as much or aren't as passionate about this stuff as you, but are also well informed consumers? Probably not because of your arrogant attitude and narrow points of views thinking everything is so black and white.

"Or they don't like the idea of having a camera always listening (yeah yeah, it's listening for cues, but don't you think it has to have filtering software to distinguish the cues from the rest of what's being spoken?) because MS has proven they will listen in on Skype so they can't be trusted to not listen in on Kinects."

Again, I tend to think most people don't care. If they are concerned that much they can simply unplug the system.

"Maybe they don't like the idea that they can't really share their games in the traditional sense, that so many loops have to be jumped through to do something so simple."

You don't even know how it will all work yet. All we have heard are little tidbits of information. Nothing is set in stone yet, this can all easily be changed with software.

This could also be a case like Steam where they like what the product offers and are willing to forgive some of it's freedoms they used to have. Or just maybe some people want to know what the full details are since it will have used games and allow selling games.

"But no, anyone who has these problems is a whiny, entitled child right? Yeah. Well you go on believing Microsoft has your best interests in mind. Don't complain later."

Not really. Many people, including yourself have brought up real concerns. A whiny child is one who keeps repeating themselves while trying to drown out others and calling everyone idiots for even considering pre-ordering this thing. Or one who doesn't want to listen, doesn't want to know all the details and has already made up their mind and is unwilling to bend at all.

SpinalRemains1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

XOne and its restrictions and fees hurt us all.

What about this do ppl still not get?

These new rules win, and we all lose.

This isnt sony vs MS for cryin out loud. Its gamers vs corporate control.

Wake up, guys

alien6261547d ago

they always say that before E3...so far disappointments

thechosenone1547d ago

I thought the conference on the 21st was supposed to have done that..no?

I'm sorry but the strict DRM/always online and blocking of used games has told me all I need to know about the xBone. Not interested.

MrChow6661547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

Limit760: finally some common sense in this troll lair

hiphopisdead1547d ago

nobody should be comparing ps4 and xbox one using only their reveal.

ps4 focused on games... but of course they'll have apps (netflix, youtube, nfl sunday ticket, youtube, +) and internet and much more and do it better than ps3.

xbox one focused on entertainment... but of course they'll have games to show and do it better than 360.

I'm sure both will have great entertainment and games...

However, I prefer the PS4 because of their exclusive games and studios.

Sony has great momentum for their exclusive studios from current gen to next gen: Guerilla games, naughty dogg, quantic dreams, polyphony digital, sucker punch, media molecule, evolution and more.

Microsoft doesn't have as strong a momentum built from previous gen to next gen of strong proven development teams. Their biggest, bungie, is gone, and sitting with Sony now (revealing gameplay at sony's e3 conference).

Since both consoles will play third party games just fine... and since both consoles will be able to do entertainment well (movies, netflix, internet, sharing...) exclusives really make the difference for me. Missing out on Guerilla Games' or Santa Monica's next projects would suck.

NewMonday1547d ago

right now the biggest turn-offs about the XB1 are not the lack of games at the reveal..

* always on Kinect camera watching AND listening, I'm the kind of guy that blocks the camera on my laptop with a bandaid, so this is a nonstarter for me.

* DRM, it is happening, I buy many games, but I also borrow and lend and sell to fund other purchases, with DRM I can't afford that, that means I can't afford the XB1.

I can't even look beyond these 2 issues, even if the XB1 could have 100's of exclusives.

fr0sty1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

You're damn right they'd still complain, and with good reason! You can pile 1000 bad ass games into that conference, and it won't change the fact that the system flat out sucks. DRM, always-on requirements, a mandatory Kinect spying on you, no upgradeable internal hard drive, weaker hardware, these are the kinds of flaws no amount of Master Chiefs or Marcus Fenix's can fix. As the saying goes, you can't polish a turd.

It'll take a complete about face by MS, dropping all of those BS policies in order to convince the gaming public their system isn't crap.

YNWA961547d ago

If this device was called the AppleOne, there would be none of this fuss, and it would be called the future....

gedapeleda1547d ago

I think many of the xbox users will go over to the other side of the fence. Because mainly the butthurt wars have ended, people will realize what is the true master race.

Kaneda1547d ago

I don't think people find way to complain about PS4 now.

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Mr_Nuts1547d ago

Well I would if there always online, no pre owned games and Kinect is mandatory is still in place. Giving me games which I'll play on for a few weeks isn't going to cover the main long term problems of the Xbox One because it will lead other gaming companies to do the same since they think we're (us gamers) are fine with it.

I'm not letting my guard down because I don't want this to get worse. If you see a weed in your garden and leave it then whats going to happen...your going to get more weeds until your entire garden is ruined.

FlyingFoxy1546d ago

Just like MS planted the bad seed known as DLC which you pay for.. and it stuck.

Prcko1547d ago

We are people,we always complain :)))

Tyre1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

@PRcko your mentality is the start of all troubles. Because of people like you Microsoft thought they could push those horrible features down our throats without any protest or trouble. Guess what? No more mentalities like this. We must realise we have the power to change it. Stay vocal and do not buy into this con. What MS is doing is illegal & against Human rights. Our future as gamers will not be determine by the agenda of Microsoft. Not many gamers want these draconian DRM features and a 3D object scanner/biometrics scanner/voice profiling CCTV that is recording everything you do in your living room if you play. These features are THE BADDEST and MOST DANGEROUS DEVELOPMENT IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND. It will effect EVERYBODY. Other Companies/Governments will be very happy with the info on people's private lives. This is just ridiculous. NOBODY should buy this for the sake of the future. Do not listen to the lies of MS about the Kinect "off" function because it is still mandatory to have it on, you should have the option to have it off all the time and be able to use the controller only( to make sure MS isn't recording anything in 'hidden'features). There is no privacy with such a camera in your living room. I do not care for the XBOX anymore if MS doesn't revoke those horrible features. No gamer has anything to profit from this. This has nothing to do with being critical or a fanboy. Don't you people realise the bigger picture here? It is all stuff we don't need. THINK of the consequences people. Don't be ignorant or already numbed. Guess people are easily saturated. This is VERY serious shit.

jb2271547d ago

i have no doubt that xbox will reveal some amazing games come e3, but it's the drive to reveal them that kinda upsets me....they've went 2 whole generations with very little in the way of exclusive content, but now they put out a box that is very anti consumer, enough to the point where privacy & security companies are even bashing them, so they have to have games to lure people to "deal with it"....they could have the greatest games in the history of the genre on the box & i still would never buy it....because the only reason they are focusing on games at all is in order to get people to buy these ridiculous features they are putting out....so hopefully the reveal will shut no one up, that the people upset about these practices won't let these shiny new games entice them to just roll over

Infamouskat1547d ago

8 of those 15 exclusives are new IP's, and all those new 8 IP's are kinect games. So that leaves 7 old IP's, not very promising.

Convas1546d ago

Source?

Surely you speak so authoritatively because you have a source, correct?

stage881547d ago

Yes, even if they did show 15 exclusives I'd still not buy it.

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