Let's Not Be So Harsh On The Xbox One

Clickonline writes, "There’s a decent amount of doom and gloom shadowing all things Xbox One related, but is it really all that bad? Microsoft has put out an impressive slate of exclusive titles and IPs, plus there are particular benefits that only the Xbox One can offer..."

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TheLyonKing1525d ago

No so think the People have reacted properly to it.

No one is being harsh on Microsoft they are only reacting how one should react when hearing such news.

The only good think about ms xbone is they seem to have a lot of good launch games coming for it.

ThatCanadianGuy5141525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

Launch lineup is pretty weak tbh.
They pretty much showed everything they have in the pipeline for the next 2 years.
That's why most of it were just trailers

To compare

Mine Craft
Dead Rising 3
Kinnect Sports Rivals


Killzone: ShadowFall
Drive Club
The Witness

Minecraft again, Ryse looks terrible and kinect sports.Just leaves Forza and DR3 as far as must haves in my opinion.

Edit: I didn't disagree with you by the way.Don't know where those 3 came from so quick

TheLyonKing1525d ago

Am not saying it was better than ps4's

rezzah1525d ago

Ryse looked awesome. Personally it was the best looking game up there. I think that's because the rest was just trailers that didn't actually represent gameplay.

Foxgod1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

Thats really opinion, whether the lineup is strong or not.

For me Forza and Dead rising are killer apps, while the Ps4 line does not interest me at all.
I do however am proud that a fellow dutch company is able to pull of such an impressive game as Killzone, but it just isnt my cup of tea.

And quite frankly, the rest you mentioned doesnt even deserve to be in the same sentence as Killzone.

btw, Killer instinct is also launching this year.

Zichu1525d ago

A lot of people enjoy MC. It sold over 6 million on the 360 which is quite amazing for an arcade title.

I bet there will be quite a lot of people that will buy an X1 just for MC. A lot of people upload LP's and other videos of them playing MC. If they can create bigger worlds without frame rate drops and such, it will make them happy.

I do agree with you though, the launch titles aren't great overall. I will get both consoles at some point, but probably not at launch. The only game that interests me from MS at launch is DR3. Killzone would be the only game I would get on the PS4 at launch.

I will most likely wait till more games are released before I get either console. If it takes a year, then I will wait a year. I still have a PS3, 360 and a Wii U, I also have a ton of games to buy for all 3 consoles. I am also getting a 3DS this month, so that's more games to enjoy.

nthstew1525d ago

@rezzah Ryse is nothing new.. the warrior legend of troy which came before did the same thing and they did not succeed.. i see the same future for ryse .. pretty graphics don't make good games..

Skips1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

That isn't even including stuff they'll show at Gamescom and TGS. lol

Microsoft have pretty much shown everything they have, considering they had to. lol

Sony still has more bombs to drop...


MrSwankSinatra1525d ago

why even mention dead rising 3 we all know its gonna go multiplatform anyways. this is capcom were talking about here. past history shows this.

Why o why1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

FOXGOD IS 'THE MART' I totally forgot.

On topic... Ms has brought this on themselves. Action breeds reaction. What some cheerleaders should be hoping is that the harsh reactions actually alter ms's stance on a few things. Some can front all they want on forums; behind closed doors you know some of them must be pissed if even just a little.

morganfell1525d ago

"Let's Not Be So Harsh On The Xbox One"

No, let's be. Let's be as harsh as possible so the message is quite clear.

This device and it's policies established by Microsoft are the very enemy of the gamer.

Just as bad is watching people defend Microsoft not out of genuine belief in the Xbone but instead driven by ego, misplaced loyalty, and the unwillingness to admit their support for the Xbone was erred.

EA themselves stated that they never asked for DRM. It is beginning to look as if DRM is a Microsoft policy and they attempted to get publishers on board with a policy that serves corporations instead of consumers. How is that worthy of loyalty?

Gamers first should be their warcry and mantra instead of sticking to a point of view that may have been somewhat valid when it was the unknown Xbox 720. However now that the curtain is lifted things are far from that moment in time.

No one worthy of your time is going to sit around and point a finger at you yelling "Nana nana boo boo, told you so!" Instead you are going to hear "Welcome aboard and welcome to the fight!" And this is a fight for gamers rights.

Supporting the Xbone is a far far cry from being a Xbox 360 loyalist. Backing Microsoft makes you the enemy of consumer protection, buyer rights, and the idea of "gamers first".

HarryMasonHerpderp1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )


Whoa, whoa, whoa slow down there...
I was agreeing with you up until the point you said the rest of the PS4 games do not deserve to be up there with Killzone.
Didn't you just say " That's really opinion, whether the lineup is strong or not"? contradicting yourself a little there.
Anyway I agree the Xbox One has a great lineup and to some people it's better than Sony's, but the Xbox One console is an absolute disgrace, you already know all of the problems and it's only Microsoft holding themselves back with such an anti consumer console. Therefore it's a no buy from anyone who actually cares about their rights. Until Microsoft rectify these problems then the games simply don't matter, for me at least anyway.

dredgewalker1525d ago

Did Foxgod just refer to games as "killer apps"?

rmedtx1525d ago

It's amazing how some people are whiling to give away their rights as consumers over a few game IPs.

SolidStoner1525d ago

I strongly disagree...

lets be very harsh.. so MS have no choice and change the policies!!!

also dont buy it.. or you will have very limited future!!!

Mkai281525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

Killer instinct is a launch title, and Ryse and killzone were the best looking games at e3. If Microsoft didn't have all these online confinements, I believe they would've won e3.. Maybe

morganfell1525d ago

You might want to think that Ryse business. Looking good does nothing when the game has something going on that ruins it.

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Studio-YaMi1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

Titanfall,Forza & Dead Rising 3 are the best games Xbox1 showed at their conference.

Ryse was just a QTE fest,two to 3 hits and a QTE,rinse and repeat ! it was just awful even if it did have good graphics.

Mine craft support for Xbox1 is just a slap in the face for every other talented indie dev out there,they took a game which has 6 million potential followers and left the new and fresh indie devs games for a quick cash-in from Mine Craft.

Quantum Break is an interesting idea,but until I see some gameplay footage,I refuse to fall to MS game.

couldn't see any other Xbox1 exclusive that was interesting.

PS :
Killer Instinct is another IP that MS ruined,making the game F2P with only one character available(Jago) and the rest are a "must pay to get".

Never said KI doesn't looked great,but that F2P bull MS pulled on a recognizable franchise that fans were waiting for a decade and more is just unforgivable.

Foxgod1525d ago

Opinions, opinions,
While i agree on half you said, i personally think KI looks great.

FlunkinMonkey1525d ago

I will bet that Titanfall and Dead Rising 3 come to the ps4..

Septic1525d ago

"Quantum Break is an interesting idea,but until I see some gameplay footage,I refuse to fall to MS game. "

Fall to what?? We saw the in game engine and the premise behind the game which was impressive. By your logic we shouldn't even consider The Order or even GTA 5.

IcicleTrepan1525d ago

I think they deserve some of the negativity they're getting but there are also many people talking smack that don't even actually know how the system even works. They just follow what everyone else says without actually doing their own research like they should.

I'm getting both systems. And while I'm hoping MS changes some of their policies, I'm also fully aware that Sony will probably screw me on Gaikai, either it will be expensive with added fees or it will be something they give a half assed effort on, roll out some gimped version of what they said they'd have and then pretend like it never happened.

fermcr1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

In my opinion i see no reason to purchase a PS4 at launch. Only interesting exclusive game for me at launch is Killzone. Get the PS4 later one when Infamous releases (Q1 2014). As for Xbox One, not interested.
As a matter of fact i find the PS4's and X1's launch lineup quite week (in relation to exclusive games).

Rest of the games for 2013 i find interesting, most of them I'll purchase on PC and some on PS3: Watch Dogs (PC), AC4 (PC), Batman (PC), Battlefield 4 (PC), XCOM (PC), Wasteland 2 (PC), Shadowrun Returns (PC), The Witness (I think this is going to be released on PC this year), Flashback (PC), Beyond: Two Souls (PS3), Last of Us (PS3), GTA 5(PS3).

MikeMyers1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

Microsoft should be called out for doing questionable things. It is now Microsoft's job to prove to us why it's a good move.

The problem is we have a few key members here on N4G who have hated the Xbox brand for many years and this new direction by Microsoft has played right into their hands to keep trolling and now be even more vocal. What you will notice, which to me is ironic, are the ones that are most loyal to Sony seem to still be talking about the Xbox more than the Playstation. How weird is that?

The Xbone will have a great line-up and will roll out very smoothly compared to the other new systems. The cloud they are marketing will be ready to go at launch as well and that to me is the next gen. of gaming.

Kyosuke_Sanada1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

But the question is any of the talk good and you call being launched in specific countries smooth??

My God, this generation......

Why o why1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

'It is now Microsoft's job to prove to us why it's a good move'

You actually want their pr to make you forget the reasons the effed up basically. Not sure who holds the or foxgod...smh. When a drunk driver crashes a car and injures somebody..there is no pr to fix if or make people forget...he was drunk

I think what you'll find is many of your tormentors are playing the potential game of the gen right about now. During breaks they'll be back

MikeMyers1525d ago


"But the question is any of the talk good and you call being launched in specific countries smooth?? "

They listed the countries that will be launching. My country is one of them.

"My God, this generation......"

Every generation opens up new possibilities. If you don't want to be part of it then don't be. Steam took PC gaming to a new generation which is all digital and no used games. Nintendo took gamers in a new direction with the Wii and offered something different. Microsoft is trying to go a different direction with Kinect in every system, always online and DRM restrictions but still allow some flexibility.

@Why o why

"You actually want their pr to make you forget the reasons the effed up basically. Not sure who holds the or foxgod...smh. When a drunk driver crashes a car and injures somebody..there is no pr to fix if or make people forget...he was drunk"

This isn't even a rational response nor does it deserve a rational reply.

RedHawkX1525d ago

we must be harsher on the xbox one so people can know how it is cheating them and so they dont buy it. do not rest for one bit guys. rip xbox one to pieces. i dont even want my mother to even think about getting ripped off by that piece of crap console. everyone will be gaming on the ps4. that xbox live experience you said you had on the x360. that experience is now on the ps4 10 fold. you have no reason to get an xbox one. even achievements are useless as you get them for watching shows. they no longer have value.

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JonahNL1525d ago

At first I was a bit impressed with the sheer number of exclusives, but when I learnt that Killer Instinct is NOT being developed by Rare + based on a free to play model and Titanfall is coming to PC things didn't seem that exciting anymore.

Sure, there's still Quantum Break, Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Forza 5, Halo 5 and Sunset Overdrive, but those aren't enough to sell the system. I wouldn't be surprised if the first three titles would end up on other platforms eventually.

AngryEnglish1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

Regarding this Ki being a F2P game im not quite understanding this, they have said quite clearly it will be available to buy day one full game, the one character is a demo of the game and lets you pick and choose what you would like to have as an addition..

" caught a bit of the "Killer Instinct" livestream with representatives of Double Helix who clarified how the F2P model is going to work. First, you can buy a full downloadable version of the game with all of the characters and modes, but they'll be offering a trial mode with online functionality enabled and Jago as the starting character. From there, players can purchase additional characters, modes, and features.]"

And you shouldn't be worried about it not being developed by Rare, as the name is the only thing left that's in common with the golden age of Rare, its far better in another developers hands.

and for me... i love the PS4 price and no restrictions, but i also love X1`s launch line up and the friends and family feature..... i know ill end up with both... looks like im gonna be skint :( lol

Blackdeath_6631525d ago

its a double edged sword. if the xbox one become popular you can be proud with the achievement that you got it first but if it flops you will forever be known as "the idiot who dished out $500 on that piece of shit"

IcicleTrepan1525d ago

not sure how an achievement factors into it. Paying 500 bucks surely is the measure of it :)

Themba761525d ago

is mike laughing at the microsoft reveal or press conference?