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Features That Makes Xbox One The First Choice of Gamers for Next-Gen

A stage is all set for a fierce battle to take place in video gaming industry in just few months time. Gamers across the globe waited for this moment for a very long time, two gaming gaints Sony and Microsoft will go head-to-head against each other this Fall with their respective next-gen consoles "PS4 and Xbox One". The heat is already on and the competition between Sony and Microsoft is getting more and more intense with each passing day, and so the showdown between Xbox One and PS4 will definitely go down in the history books.

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golding891086d ago

This list is on point with all the reasons why I will buy an xbox one Day one.

CapsuleMonkey1086d ago (Edited 1086d ago )

Exactly! The diversity and great features that xbl offers is astounding. There really isnt competition when it comes to another console network. I have to get the one first for gamers sake.

from the beach1086d ago

Snap could actually be pretty cool.

I think now that we know that great games won't be a problem we can take a more measured view of all the 'TV' stuff.

xHeavYx1086d ago

Diversity... SMH
I only want to do one think with my gaming console, play great games. I can always get most of the apps like Skype for free, and as for TV integration, I'll just walk to my other TV when I want to watch a show

YNWA961086d ago

So you need 2 TV's, another great reason for X1..... Smh....

JokesOnYou1086d ago (Edited 1086d ago )

Yeah, they pretty much nailed the things I like best about the X1 here are mine in order of importance:

Exclusive launch lineup -Other than a few sony exclusive xbox has always had the type of games I prefer more

XBL -Hands down the best online gaming service

Kinect 2 -Despite the hate(some justified) I just want new options, instead of status qou and I think Kinect 2 can deliver

Dedicated Servers (Cloud) -Who doesn't love dedicated servers? The Cloud, uhm we'll see???

Better Matchmaking -Keep making online gaming better

Multitasking (Snap Mode) -Great feature kees everything there for instant access

TV Integration(HDMI in) -I think this is cool to have them intergrated instead of switching input back and forth

Skype. -I already use this to talk to my nephews and family in Virginia

Twitch TV -Im not big and saving stuff for bragging rights but I know alot of people are going to love this especially with a great service like Twitch

Smartglass -Its OK but not something I really will use much

NFL partnership -Sports fanatics will love this and theres no bigger league in the US than the NFL

JokesOnYou1086d ago (Edited 1086d ago )

oh damm, I couldn't edit above 2nd on my list only to games is the controller, its easily the best in the world imo, now they improved the D pad and added feedback to the triggers but most overloked is the new wifi direct capability.

Rivitur1086d ago

How much does one of the cables that DOESN'T come with the X1 (not the xfinity cable box with the same) which is mandatory to watch TV even cost?

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I_am_Batman1086d ago (Edited 1086d ago )

I respect that but I'm looking for a games console and a lot of these points have nothing to do with games directly. I'm not saying that the X1 ins't good in the games department cause they've shown some great games but I won't pay for all these features that I'm not interessted in. Maybe I'll get one after they cut the price if they continue to support hardcore gamers with exclusive games.

n4rc1086d ago

Fair enough.. I can respect that..

It isn't for everyone.. But I'm one of those people that really want all of it..

Choice is great for consumers..

green1086d ago

Opinion respected. But for me it is like asking the question. Will i buy a phone that all it can ever do is make phone calls? Absolutely not. That also applies to video game consoles for me.

I would like my console to entertain me in various aspects including gaming. My bday in April, i had a gathering of 10 friends. I used my Xbox 360 youtube app to play music and my ipad was creating a playlist in advance and acting as a controller for the app. When Next morning, i used it to watch BBC iplayer and later on played some Forza.

I consider myself to be a very dynamic person with a very active social life and i expect the same from my devices.

British_Knight1086d ago

Each of the features listed in the article are free to XBOX Live gold members; there aren't any additional cost on top of the gold membership. I love video games, but I've reached the age in which my purchasing have to serve more than one purpose. Sometimes I don't have time to play video games, but I do watch a little tv everyday - Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Homeland, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, to name a few shows and I love the NFL. Being able to watch tv through XB1 is a big deal.

So, I'm definitely buying XBOX One before I buy a PS4. There are limitless innovative gameplay strategies with Kinect 2.0. Imagine playing Madden, naming your audibles and having hand gestures for hot routes - tap the side of your head for a fade route, lift your leg to snap the ball, call your own plays vocally though Kinect. That would be insane.

I_am_Batman1086d ago

@green: It's funny that you mentioned mobile phones cause I still have an old Samsung phone without Internet. I never bought a new cause I'm perfectly fine with it's functions. I'll get a new phone eventually but out of the same reason I won't go and buy the newest iPhone cause I won't spend that much time with all the fnctions anyway.

I want to point out that $500 for a console with all the functions and the hardware of the Xbox One is a lot more valueable than $600 for a phone.

rela82me1086d ago

That was the first reasonable post I have heard from a pro Sony fan. Notice I didn't use fanboy, which I don't believe you are after that statement. You're right, the console has a lot of features which are cool no doubt, but not for everyone who wont use them. I'm sure there will eventually be a price drop or a good sale somewhere that the reasonable Sony fans can enjoy the great list of things Xbox has to offer, and that works in reverse as well.

I admit, im probably pro MS at this point, but I also can't wait when I can get PS4 sometime down the road as well.

So on that note good sir, nice post bubble up and agreed.

JokesOnYou1086d ago

I_am_Batman, I get your overall point but this part didn't make sense to me:

"they've shown some great games but I won't pay for all these features that I'm not interessted in"

-It's not an extra cost for those things you are buying the X1 hardware & all its capabilities, just like this gen added functionality/ updates don't cost you more, which is exactly why we should all hope any console will cook us breakfast at a reasonable fixed price.

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HugoDrax1086d ago

Exactly! plus we may get our next gen consoles before or on NOVEMBER 5th.

Check out this link:

http://www.gamestop.com/xbo...

Xbox.com had a November 5th release date yesterday, and now today the same link doesn't have a date but gives an option to pre order. If I upload my screenshot I can prove it, as I think someone slipped up and outed the console release date 11/5/13

Cmk01211086d ago

i think for sure they will release right before if not on the same day as COD ghosts. not a fan of COD but it is a system seller and the most popular game in gaming at the moment.

Muffins12231086d ago

Half of those reason where bullshit,i only counted 4 good reasons and half of the other reasons ps4 can do

paradigmfellow1086d ago

How is the weather in Redmond?

walkincarpet1086d ago

Xbox controllers are significantly better for most games... and they finally fixed its only weakness, d-pad.

did he list blue-ray? by adding blue-ray and investing in 1st party exclusives MS resolved its two biggest weaknesses.

I've owned the past two PSs as well but have only played a few of their outstanding single player exclusives (demon souls was my favorite) because Xbox out performs in every way aside from graphics... and that "every way" gap is growing with next gen.

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sincitysir11086d ago

Xbox has never appealed to me but I may buy an Xbox one sometime in te future! It's starting to sound better and better!

British_Knight1086d ago

You seem like an openminded person.

sincitysir11086d ago

I try! It's impossible to say I'm only Sony or pro ps4 only. I love playstation and Sony and would follow them blindly but to say Xbox one isn't doing some cool stuff would be a lie. I still have to see them actually perform all these things they say they want to do but it's a start!

xReDeMpTiOnx1086d ago

Snap mode and twitch are about the only features that interest me.

Launch line ups are never the bread and butter of consoles as they will be over shined quite soon as whether its pure hype or actual good games to come out in the future.

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solidworm1086d ago

WOW a long list of things that dont interest me and the ones that might are pure hyperbole and untested at the moment. 2/10 must do better. Im a gamer not a couch potato getting fat watching soaps and awful American sports.

British_Knight1086d ago

What interests you about PS4?

solidworm1086d ago

The fact SONY put gamers of all budgets and back grounds...FIRST...and GAMES...FIRST.

rela82me1086d ago

Nice stereotype buddy, speaking of getting fat... There is always the kinect option to work out, and have a little fun while doing it... It sucks you don't like TV! Oh well try playing a game on the thing, did you know the Xbox One plays games as well? WOW!

Oh boy, I may be grasping at straws here, but something tells me you like the internet... I mean where else do you get the option to troll? Hey guess what THEY HAVE INTERNET AS WELL! OMG!

Hate sport, I know... Gee wizz, it sounds like you would rather watch games! Well as Im sure you guessed I got GREAT NEWS FOR YOU! There is a twitch app so you can get TRIPLE THE TROLLING done! OMFG!!!!

Thats okay though, we here understand that people don't want more options. Some people want to stick the game into console and press one button and play a game. Even though we support that, we understand that most people like yourself aren't open minded... We will however probably see you on XBL in the future anyhow. Have a good day!

Rivitur1086d ago

Xbone doesn't play WOW..... and kinect is just there to have you wave your hands. The thing is MS doesn't give a shit about its customers what NFL yea I'm sure people in Japan are jumping for joy and MS even said the TV feature will not be a launch option in other countries the only care about NA. Also the mandatory day one update that takes off restrictions I'm sure the troops are happy because they cant connect to the internet to update it so they are stuck woth a paperweight. It is because of these terrible practices why the X1 should burn in hell with the heat of a red ringed 360.

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