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Submitted by pixlbit 974d ago | opinion piece

Xbox One is the Future

PixlBit | "It’s safe to say that Sony delivered an impressive showing at their E3 press conference and gained a ton of good will with gamers looking to upgrade to next generation consoles. While it’s far too early to declare the PS4 the winner of the next console war (the systems are five months away, after all), many people in the gaming community have latched on to the system since it still offers gamers the freedom to trade, sell, and buy used games. It would be foolish to count Microsoft out at this point, however, and even if many elements of the Xbox One are less than attractive, people should understand that it’s a glimpse into the future." (Industry, Microsoft, Next-Gen, PS4, Sony, Xbox One)

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DxTrixterz  +   974d ago
The future where we customers have no rights at all. Oh no,no,no,NO. X1 is not the future. The future is PS4. We have a right to sell,lend,borrow,give,share things that we brought with our hard earned money and Microsoft is desparately trying to take those rights away from us.
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Kanzes  +   974d ago
"The Future is Black"
Army_of_Darkness  +   974d ago
The future of failed consoles that is... I would seriously LMFAO if the wiiU ends up out selling the xbone!
Reverent  +   974d ago
@Army, I won't be surprised. When the WiiU's big titles finally start to release, I'm sure it'll pick up the pace. Enough to exceed Microsoft anyways.
Mounce  +   974d ago
Microsoft also said HD-DVD is the future....

We know where that went.
Kevin ButIer  +   974d ago
Not my future... I'm just waiting to see Titanfall announced for the PS4 and I'm done
blackbeld  +   974d ago
It's how you look at it.

In my point of view XBone is doomed to fail.
HammadTheBeast  +   974d ago
I’ve decided to preform a scientific experiment with regards to Cliffy B’s statements. I simulated the non-existent dude bro idiot by drinking heavily and smashing my head in my head in a car door until I could no longer remember my social security number or the scientific method. Unfortunately, I could still tell the difference between $400 and $500, and read the amazon page that listed CoD ghosts as coming to both 360 and PS3. Therefore I still have no reason to buy an XBone, or if I’m this hypothetical proto-idiot even a PS4.See, the “core” group that microsoft pissed off are the ones who get worked up about the whole console war thing, Billy McDouchehat who only plays x-box for CoD has no such brand loyalty. He just wants CoD and he doesn’t really care how he gets it. Microsoft is still going to get spanked by this unless they can either win back the “core” gamers or lower the price enough for people who don’t really care as much to buy the xbone over the PS4.
ShinMaster  +   974d ago
Just because they keep repeating it, doesn't make it true.
The future of gaming?

Too rough of a transition already. So not yet.

A dystopian future?
mochachino  +   974d ago
There both black consoles. Whatever, this is starting to sound racial.
Winter47th  +   973d ago
"Xbox One is the Future" that you would want to avoid like the plague.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   973d ago
The picture says it all, the future of MS is hobo master chief.
FATAL1TY  +   973d ago
xbox one is a failure
BattleAxe  +   974d ago
"people should understand that it’s a glimpse into the future"

Yeah, a dystopian future.
Pintheshadows  +   974d ago
Ironically, MS probably wants the world to be under their control, a lot like the DUP in Infamous Second Son. So basically, go Delsin.
Divine  +   974d ago
It may be the future in something else. but Ps4 is the future of gaming
Ser  +   974d ago
It's telling of a future with less and less customer and consumer rights.
sashimi  +   974d ago
This is the kind of future M$ would want, depicted in

Continuum - Syfy series

Under the corporatocratic and oligarchic dystopia of the North American Union and its "Corporate Congress", life goes on in apparent freedom under a technologically advanced high-surveillance police state.

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Divine  +   974d ago
just to add i like digital when it comes to certain things but when it comes gaming. i like to see my collection of games building up . like right now I would never download the last of us on to my system. But see this is where sony is the future. because they give us the "option"
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NegativeCreepWA  +   974d ago
PS4 is the same thing as always, that's what it is. It took Sony 3 consoles too finally realize they should make a console that devs can take advantage of, something MS has done from the start. Once agian MS will push online gaming forward, while Sony is a generation behind.
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TKCMuzzer  +   974d ago
Wow, what a ridiculous comment,devs knew how to take advantage of PlayStation hardware before Microsoft new what the game industry was. Plus, please explain how Microsoft are pushing online gaming forward by restricting certain countries from accessing it?
At least you have answered my questions.
Who buys a new Xbox when they keep RROD?
Who is the kind of person that Microsoft is relying on to carry them through the bad decisions?

You my friend.
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NegativeCreepWA  +   974d ago
Both the PS2 and the PS3 were known for being hard too develop for.

I've never had a console RROD fortunately, as a matter of fact I went through just as many PS2s and PS3s as I did 360s and original Xboxs.

Do I care if not all countries can use it. No. As far as I'm concerned, that's less people I'll come across talking smack just because I'm American.

Has every console I've owned been hooked up online since 2004, Yes.

The only way I get rid of games is trading them into Gamestop, which I can still do.

A $100 price difference is nothing too me when paid $100 more last gen for a PS3.

So really, all of these so called bad decisions, have no affect on myself.

What I do care about is online gaming, which is something MS has done better from the start.

Btw, I will have both consoles at some point, as always.
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SpinalRemains  +   974d ago
HammadTheBeast sure could have saved his head and his poor car door if you were around for his experiment.

Its sad that Billy McDoucher would go through all this trouble just play Call of Duty, Brah!

Now with clowdz!

Hard to develop for?

Well that concept didn't seem to matter in the end since MS consoles finish last place every generation.

Seriously. Why do you continually support the generational last place loser when they keep taking more and more while finishing last and last?
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Destrania  +   974d ago
Just because online is a requirement on Xbone doesn't mean it's getting pushed forward any more than PS4. Gaikai will offer incredible technologies. The only difference is, it's an option on PS4. You can still enjoy your games offline.
Freedomland  +   974d ago

"So really, all of these so called bad decisions, have no affect on myself"

Seriously, calling them bad decisions yourself and still thinks that they are harmless.
Now I know you absorbed too much negativity silently and became NegativeCreep.
andibandit  +   974d ago
I dont get whats going on with ms, i refuse to belive that this cascade of bad ideas are all their own thinking, surely publishers most be at the forefront of the used game policy and putting pressure on console manufacturers....
cheetah  +   974d ago
You are spot on. MS are willing participants though and thought Activision and EA would demand Sony did the same. Who knows? Maybe they did and Sony told them to jam it.
Eddie20101  +   974d ago
DRM (controlling everything about your purchase) and watching your activity so they can advertise and sell information about your likes and dislikes through the use of a camera that is watching you is part of a future I want nothing to do with.

Also that camera (kinect) is being forced to everyone that buys a Xbox One, even if you will never use it, and it can't be turned off, why not? What's going on there?

Oh, they have to convince the consumer it is worth it, O.K. just tell me how it is worth it or how it will be worth it in the future, just say it, is it a secret until enough people that don't care buy one? If that's the case you bet it will something they want to do to take advantage of the consumer and put more money into shareholders pockets.

Microsoft is relying on peoples ignorance and unfortunately a lot of people choose to be ignorant.
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wastedcells  +   974d ago
The future is THE LAST OF US comes out tomorrow!!!!!!! It's a celebration bitches ( Rick James voice) what did the five fingers of Sony say to the face of Microsoft? SLAP.
rainslacker  +   974d ago
I prefer to live in the present myself.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   974d ago
The future is what the consumer makes it.
syanara  +   974d ago
the digital future is way too far off and I feel the dawn of a true digital console will be maybe the 9th or 10th generation. people still buy audio CDs from the store in amounts reaching $220 million. 8 years o the ipod couldn't stop that. Digital will eventually be the future but not anytime soon.
WolfOfDarkness  +   974d ago
With all respect to my friends and there opinions , The Future is not by making " Quality games only , The ( Graphics Power ) is the most important factor in gaming business , Yes Wii U will have a great Quality games by next year but does that mean it out sell PS4 and xbox one ? nope ... I am a gamer for 25 years and I know what I am talking about , just please watch " The Dark Sorcerer PS4 tech demo " on you tube and tell me what do you think , it's unbelievable demo of what type of graphics PS4 can do ! That is the Future we are waiting for !

I respect all your opinions.
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JamieL  +   973d ago
Man ya'll are so close minded. I am so glad the gaming industry doesn't depend on ya'lls imaginations. I can think of 1,000's of cool things this system could do for every negative. Yes the DMR, and used games things suck, but the system can still be capably of awesome gaming concepts and possibility’s, Yes, they will have to prove it, but it's not just magically "over" for them. Ya'll are so hateful on this site.
MysticStrummer  +   973d ago
It's really not just this site man.

"I can think of 1,000's of cool things this system could do for every negative."

JamieL  +   971d ago
Try me.
Donnieboi  +   973d ago
If Xbox is the future, then the future is a dystopia. Luckily, Pope Kaz Hirai and his disciples (Jeck Trenton, Andrew House, 1st party devs like Santa Monica and Naughty Dog) will come to rescue us before it is too late.

They shall maketh a righteous covenant with us all. Gaming shall be restored and peace shall return to the land of HARDCORE gaming.
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nosferatuzodd  +   973d ago
indeed how can it be the future when its obsolete compare to ps4 it has weaker components Microsoft is really delusional Denial is not just a river in Egypt
isn't it evil< to> live backward 359time backward oh Microsoft
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komp  +   974d ago
How about that you cannot activate a game outside of a range of IP addresses for that region.

So that means you cannot take your brand new xbox one on a vacation and connect to the internet there...bad news if your going to grandmas house for christmas in a foreign country.. if your outside the zone you cannot play your game!!!!! yes even if you activate in the right region it will block you when away.

PS: where is the physical off button on the xbox one?
CrossingEden  +   974d ago
you can connect using your phone genius -_-
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cleft5  +   974d ago
Dreamcast was the future too, look how well that worked for them.
Mikelarry  +   974d ago
a future where consumer rights dont exist or ammount to anything, count me out
Foxgod  +   974d ago
Yup, and my kind of future it is.
Loads of awesome games.
DragonKnight  +   974d ago
That you don't own and can't play when your network goes down, and it will go down.
Foxgod  +   974d ago
past 5 years, 10 minutes max.
Not enough to stop me from playing.

And i still own my games as much as i do with current gen.
Theres nothing i cant do with them i could before, only now i have to sell em on live, big deal.
DragonKnight  +   974d ago
"past 5 years, 10 minutes max.
Not enough to stop me from playing."

What does that even mean?

"And i still own my games as much as i do with current gen.
Theres nothing i cant do with them i could before, only now i have to sell em on live, big deal."

Incorrect. According to Microsoft you buy a license to play the game, you do not own it. You also can't sell your games to anyone you want to for however much you want to, you can only sell it to whoever you are told you can sell it to and for how much they say you can sell it for. So yeah, there's a considerable difference.
BitbyDeath  +   974d ago
2007 Live was down for 2-3 weeks, you must be new.
DragonKnight  +   974d ago
@BitbyDeath: Exactly. The X1 is placing its functionality in the sustained functionality of 3 other sources. 1. Your modem/router. If either stops working properly, you're screwed. 2. Your ISP's server. If it goes down for any reason, you're screwed. 3. MS' servers. If they go down for any reason, you're screwed.

There is no positive there.
ziggurcat  +   974d ago
@ foxgod:

"past 5 years, 10 minutes max.
Not enough to stop me from playing."

hackers took down PSN because they were butthurt over sony taking a criminal to court, and the removal of a useless software feature (which would still be around if the same criminal left well enough alone), do you honestly think that hackers aren't going to try and do the same thing to XBL because of MS's chokingly restrictive policies?

don't be so naive...
flyingmunky  +   974d ago
Hopefully you also buy a ps4 for when your net goes down, or MS's servers fail, or get attacked, or become overloaded...
Foxgod  +   974d ago
Overloading clouds or attacking them is something that is almost as difficult as attacking the whole internet.

Due to clouds being decentralized, nice try, but no.
And if my inet goes down, which rarely happens, i can login with my phone.
SpideySpeakz  +   974d ago
Loads of awesome games? Then Sony is the place of you. MS? Nope, expect timed exclusives, yes. 90% of games MS showed will be going Multiplat in less than a year.
Foxgod  +   974d ago
No, i dont expect that, MS opened a whole lot of first party studios, they can pump out 3 times as much games as on the 360.
voodoopickle  +   974d ago
and playstation gets the games after all the bugs are worked out first on xbox
rainslacker  +   974d ago
For all the first party studios MS has I certainly didn't see much of what they're working on at the E3 press conference.

Until MS proves the worth of all these 1st party studios, I wouldn't put my trust in them. Especially after what they did to Rare.

They also didn't show any game which sells me on Kinect...odd that Kinect had no focus at all in the think MS was afraid to show it off?
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GamersHeaven  +   974d ago
Loads of timed exclusives.
SpideySpeakz  +   974d ago
Nope. The Creators of TitanFall is already confirmed they will go multiplat after their game is out the door. Dead Rising will go multiplat like all their games. Ryse seems to be dead on arrival, so their may multiplat (due to Xbox One low sales).
Project Spark, I can play that on my PC.

MS have very strict rules on publishing + fees, and Sony seems to be less strict. Most of these games (except Halo) will go to PS4 down the line. Accept it Fox. MS is not consumer or developer friendly. That's why they have literally no exclusives worth while. lol
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   974d ago
lol...yeah when internet is high speed around the world.
flyingmunky  +   974d ago
Honestly them having similar 3rd party titles and costing less should be be good enough to crush everything else this generation. As if that wasn't enough Sony's first party is the largest of the three and MS keeps trying to dig their own grave. I think Sony has next gen on lockdown.
iliimaster  +   974d ago
thier advice to soliders accross the country with no internet " buy a 360" yeah thats enough for me anyone who defends this console isin't thinking about fellow gamers and what if this crap is successful which i doubt but IF it would ruin gaming
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Foxgod  +   974d ago
They have a point tho, why would they advertise products from the competition?
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   974d ago
^bahhhhhhhhhhh bahhhhhhhhh

i see you every night before I go to bed. Bahhhhhhhh
DragonKnight  +   974d ago
@Foxgod: WTF? Who said anything about advertising products from the competition. Their response should have been to remove the network requirement. They're already advertising the PS4 enough as it is with their stupidity.

Do you think X1 games are going to appear on the 360? Because they won't.

What a ridiculous statement to make.
Pittoo  +   974d ago
*In Solid Snakes voice* I don't want that kind of future!
Rip-Ridah  +   974d ago
The David Hayter voice I hope! Mr. Sutherland's just doesn't do it for me. Game looks tight tho.

OT: That future would look like a hot cup of throw up, sprinkled with rat droppings; served with a side of freshly squeezed pimple-puss pie. Horrible!
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NateCole  +   974d ago
Xbox One is the Future Dreamcast if they don't change course soon.
Hicken  +   974d ago
Oh, dear...
byeldell34  +   974d ago
yell i was going to get a xbox one before ms fuc* it now i going to be buying my first PlayStation. and i already have a wii u and i just upgraded my pc so im good
Eddie20101  +   974d ago
Same here, won't be missing a thing.
Saksoy  +   974d ago
Must be talking about 2023
DEEBO  +   974d ago
lol x1 digital is better=genius
psp go is digital=stupid idea sony
eye toy=dumb add-on
kinect 2.0=the future
socom uses mic to give seals commands in 2001
kinect does it and it's better with kinect, really?
why are some people so gullible?
SpideySpeakz  +   974d ago
The Third Console Curse. MS has fallen victim too it. Their future is a dead console on arrival.
TheOneWithTheWolf  +   974d ago
We all know the stages. What's this now, denial?
denawayne  +   974d ago
Why is everyone so mad that I, as in me, is buying an Xbox? Such insecurities I must say.
Eddie20101  +   974d ago
Not mad just letting you know it is a bad decision.
Rip-Ridah  +   974d ago
You do you brah! The problems are with Microsoft. If you choose to support em and become a victim, that's your choice.
MonChiChi  +   974d ago
So because it is a so called looked into the "future" it should be ok with what they are doing? This is the future for idiots, me not being one of em.
Gamer-Z  +   974d ago
A future where are consumer rights are stripped away along with are privacy! Um No
Redrever  +   974d ago
hahaha the Xbox One is the future. uh okay whatever keeps the boat afloat LOL
Akuma2K  +   974d ago
The only future Microsoft has is a DEFEATED one, no more no less.
Ozmoses  +   974d ago
The future of BS.
tmv87  +   974d ago
Whatever POTENTIAL benefits the Xbox One may have, they're nullified by the fact that Microsoft is 100 % out to harm you, and the world. Educate yourselves, and read about prism:
Microsoft was one of the first companies to join this surveillance program. What better way to spy on people than with Kinect 2.0 mandatory, and always online? Buying an Xbox One not only will have negative effects on the videogame industry, but will also affect our daily lives, with another means of privacy invasion.
Nocando  +   974d ago
Oh good Lord.
Doctoglethorpe  +   974d ago
Steam is the future. Xbox One is a mutated, defective attempt to clone Steam.

Yeah, PS4 is the status quo... kind of, really only in regards to console drm, which is a rather small picture of things.

Anyways, "the future" isn't always instantly better just for being different. New ideas fail all the time. The market will vote, its that simple. I suspect I won't even like the outcome, but luckily I have and will continue to have other options.
Fullmetalevolust  +   974d ago
A future I want no part of, not due to brand loyalty or any silly notions of fanboism, simply bc as a platform it offers very little game variety and I'd hate to see any console crippled by some add on that some deem to be futuristic.
That's the very reason why I was sad to see Sega go and I'm worried about Nintendo,(not so much about Sony) they add innovation in games not just with peripherals.
Morgue  +   974d ago
Maybe in the future I'll score an X1 at Goodwill for $25.00 or win one at the carnvial.
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metaltales49  +   974d ago
this is not the future I can tell you that for a fact.Why because many gamers including myself are not will to let that become our future as you can see from the back backlash we been giving microsoft.
Tegrogg  +   974d ago
Okay after watching the press conference, reading articles, reading comments on many different sites, I cannot just sit back and not post a comment ...

It needs to be some sort of balance

In the beginning I was totally sold on the PS4 to be my gaming device, but that was before the Xb1 announcement . I told my friends that I would wait until I saw something from Xbox...

E3 is here the build up before E3 was that Microsoft failed, and all the other rumors with the Xbox1 failing at being a gaming system. The press conference started and I was blown away by Metal Gear, not because it was Metal Gear but because of the graphics , now as a previous Xbox 360 owner I felt comfortable with what the Xbox1 could do, I went out and Preordered the system, and I preordered Nba 2k14, Battlefield and Watch Dogs all coming out on launch day.. Yes the PS4 is cheaper I was planning on paying at least $500 anyways , I am 30 yrs old , I work , I have a budget for my video game habit, also the fact that I have been waiting for Pc gaming to come on console for years, now let's look at all Xbox or Xbone has to offer entertainment , cloud computing, Xbox live, and the Kinect...... Cloud computing interested me the most because of the possibilities that can be done with it ..

Let's look at the PS4 and why I was sold on purchasing it, the PS4 is more powerful, I did not own a PS3, and maybe PS4 gamers may differ from Xbox gamers, these are solid reasons for me to go out and pre order the PS4 in my mind right ? And then it hit me, Xbone offers more, if Microsoft is right the risk I take dispite all the negative press will be the right choice, the only thing I would lose out on by not owning a PS4 will be the power of the PS4, I will be pissed off if the multiplatform games look very different on the PS4, but I will be mad but I can live with it..

Now let's touch on what the mobs are talking about , all of the lynching being done towards Microsoft DRM, and checking in 24 hrs etc , Sony could have gone the same route with these policies, and with both companies doing the same thing I wonder what would be the determine factor in buying either system ? ah that's right games, power to deliver the games, multiplayer support, and extras, so to everyone out there stop being followers and become a leader
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quenomamen  +   974d ago
In MS's future you never really own any games you just rent them till you cancel or your account gets banned.
ThatsGaming  +   974d ago
This is a future all publishers will go to.

Just like Sony said online multiplayer was never going to require the gamer to pay for it...

Now what is happening with PS4?

Sony has flip flopped and lied to gamers a lot last gen...

What about dual boot?
What about the PS3 gen being HD in all games?
What about their 10 year console cycle for PS3?
What about free online gaming?
Where is Last Guardian?

MS is being hit because they are honest and embracing the future...

Sony just lies to get there...
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