How the Xbox One Could Win Next-Gen

Dealspwn writes: A few weeks ago, Microsoft were fighting a losing battle against the PS4. Every time they said anything via statement or twitter, gamers would become enraged and bewildered at why the company seemed determined to alienate consumers around the world. But then they sobered up ditched the two features of the Xbox One that may have handed an early victory to the PS4 – pre-owned blocking and daily online requirement.

However, is the damage already done? We’re far from writing off the big company yet, just look at how many times they’ve screwed up Windows and survived. So here’s our Sunday Seven on How the Xbox One Could Win Next-Gen.

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1994d ago Replies(7)
monkey481994d ago

They could win if they didn't make any bad decisions. PlayStation 4 has it this gen, consumers look at price first and then make a purchase.

PigPen1994d ago

Speaking for myself, I look at the games the console has. If I like the games, I will buy the console. Microsoft only has the Halo game that I like. Gears Of War was ok with GOW and GOW2, but I could never muster the energy to play GOW3. I waiting to see what Microsoft comes up with. A billion dollars can buy a lot of exclusives. It's way to soon to be calling PS4 a winner.

No_Limit1994d ago

How could it be a spy cam when you don't need to be connected to the net. ;)

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GreenRanger1994d ago

@ No_Limit
There's a Microsoft employee inside every Xbox One and he's connected to the internet on a PC.

Why else would the Xbox One is so big?

MysticStrummer1994d ago

You'll have to be connected to use the magic cloud. Want to take a bet on how many One exclusives claim to use it?

I bet most of them will.

karl1994d ago

xbox one is very sneaky

sAVAge_bEaST1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

and you know everyoned has internet,.. right? i mean, that's the O.G. platform- a.k.a Original xbox style.

tubers1994d ago

And never play online games?

I wouldn't want to go out of my way covering the camera and making sound isolation boxes (to make sure the mic isn't picking crap up) the size of Kinect.

That's just me though.

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Lockhart1994d ago

Disable it in your settings if you're afraid buddy.

Qrphe1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

That or simply don't buy it, no spycam that way 100% guaranteed

Lockhart1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

Or we could stop using technology altogether. 100% no spy guaranteed.

Even though I'm getting a PS4, I reckon this spying assumption is just ridiculous, especially considering you can literally disable it.

GreenRanger1994d ago

@ Lockhart
You should be able to disconnect it and put it in your junk cupboard with your Wii and PS Move.

Lockhart1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

What's with all the negativity? We're moving onto some amazing consoles, and a lot of fun comes with that, yet all you guys want is a petty argument over a camera.

Microsoft is forcing you to make the purchase, fair enough, but originally Sony was too. I could fully understand if every Tuesday a team of well-built men from Microsoft came knocking at your door demanding you to do a session on Kinect, but that isn't the case.

Well I guess new innovation can't please everyone...

Come on people, get excited for your console rather than bashing other consoles.

Persistantthug1994d ago

Just sayin.

Sony opted to cut the mandatory camera and instead has given us 8GB of GDDR5 Ram.

8GB GDDR5 Ram > Camera

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Prime_281994d ago

You seriously think it's a spy cam? You need to lay off the hollywood films buddy lol

Lockhart1994d ago

I heard a lot of terrorists are getting their paws on the new Xbox One in November. A great asset to the FBI and CIA in my opinion.

ShwankyShpanky1994d ago

Hollywood films... right... and every news source for the past month, and slightly more obscure but also legitimate sources going back a decade or two.

Kinect: Israeli spy technology at its finest, coming to a living room near you.

GenericNameHere1994d ago

I got a question. Is the Kinect still required for the Xbone to work?

MasterofMagnetism1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

You can turn it off but I think it still has to be connected to the console.

Xboxonefan271994d ago

You could just cover it or just un-plug it.

project_pat361994d ago

cover a heat sensing camera? lol, turn it around sure, but then what about the 4-array microphones?

Gekko361994d ago

Seriously!. I've heard some shit in my life but this really does take the piss.

Your phone, laptop, tablet all have cameras and are run on an operating system and connect to the internet, how the fuck is kinect any different? It's all down to security. Same with PS Eye.

I bet you put tin foil on your head because you believe that the US government can read your thoughts. There is paranoid and plain fucking stupid!

Xboxonefan271993d ago

No one said it was a heat sensing camera. You could just un-plug it.

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PositiveEmotions1994d ago

By showing respect to consumers and right now the xb1 has

fattyuk1994d ago

Couldn't care less about the Xbox one... Microsoft will never see a single penny of my money this generation unless they get fallout 4 as an exclusive, which they won't.

True_Samurai1994d ago

That's alright I feel the same about Sony but Microsoft will be seeing my Benjamins come this fall.

No_Limit1994d ago


SpideySpeakz1994d ago

Yes, only $499 with NSA software built-in.
I'm definitely getting that /s

True_Samurai1994d ago

^^^ Meh tinfoil hat for you indeed. But wait! How can they watch us if we're not connected to the Internet!? *MIND BLOWN* Your 2 bubbles speaks alot about you carry along troll

ShwankyShpanky1994d ago

So now the Xbone doesn't connect to the internet? Man, hard to keep up with these changes.

True_Samurai1994d ago

^^^ don't know why you're acting like you didn't know what I was saying. You knew exactly what I meant. You only have to connect to the internet once to activate the console after that most will not be online that's what I meant. but hey it's Ok I see how you got it mixed up /s

sic_chops1994d ago

You are doing an injustice to yourself. You don't have to give them your money because they will nickel and dime you anyway. You get what you get. Too bad you will miss the best exclusiveness from the best developers. Oh well.

PigPen1994d ago

Ha Ha Ha Ha, that's funny. I am waiting to see more games that I like from Microsoft then just Halo to consider a purchase.

ShwankyShpanky1994d ago

It is only *required* that it be connected once to activate. The fact of the matter is that most Xbones *will* be perpetually connected to the net. Of course, *you* know that, but want to pretend that "most will not be online."

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Prime_281994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

You couldn't care less about the Xbox one yet you still came to this article to comment lol

fattyuk1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

Yup that's my opinion, I only support 1 football team but that doesn't mean I don't watch any other teams does it..

I couldn't care less abut how the Xbox one could win next gen... is that ok for you sweetheart?