How the Xbox One Console Was Designed to Be an Everything Machine

Gizmodo - As the dust settled over the new Xbox One this summer, one point that kept coming up—maybe predictably—was size: The console is surprisingly chunky.

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TomShoe1948d ago (Edited 1948d ago )

It was supposed to do everything, but you can't compete with both the PS4 and the Wii U. It had to be one or the other, and MS didn't choose.

Now the XB1 is stuck with no direction and a dim future.

thereapersson1947d ago (Edited 1947d ago )

You can't compete with the internet and the internet has spoken. Microsoft has knelt to it's true masters.

Godmars2901947d ago

There's still the "X" factor of advertising, which MS usually focuses on.

Really, the only question is how will US market take to the system. Since that's really the only market MS cares about.

generalthadeape1947d ago

In other words, the reality is that Xbox One has simply become the "Xbox None".

kayoss1947d ago

Yes it was designed to be an Everything Machine...Everything that people didnt want.

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Godlovesgamers1948d ago (Edited 1948d ago )

"How the Xbox One Console Was Designed to Be an Everything Machine"

Well let's at least be honest, it's a supposed "everything machine" behind a paywall, for better or worse....I'm thinking worse.

Now that they've made XB1 functional without Kinect, if it wasn't for the paywall I would probably really consider getting one. The paywall is the reason I didn't get one this gen.

JunioRS1011947d ago

As soon as Microsoft announces a Kinect-less package at Gamescom, I'll resume faith in the Xbox brand.

Until then, I really don't want it, literally only because of the Kinect. Like I don't want to have to use it... I don't really care about it spying on me, if the NSA wants to watch me jerking it then that's their problem but I just want to be able to game with a controller and a controller only, and the only way I'll be able to feel confident that they won't force me to use motion controls is if I buy an Xbox One without Kinect so that I literally don't even have the option of motion controls. Or voice controls for that matter.

I like the controller, I like the Box, I like the games, and the Live, and the Skype, and all of that.


thereapersson1947d ago

Cue the ad-hominem attacks referencing tin-foil hats and other discrediting attacks on your integrity and character. Because remember folks, if you are doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide! Now move along like a good sheep and just ignore the man behind the curtain... :)

xRedline1947d ago

If they do that, people will resort to the "Microsoft has no vision" line. It's already started when they simply announced you can unplug it.

Microsoft can't do anything without being heavily criticized and to be frank, they were the only ones trying to do something unique for the new generation. People didn't like it, so they reversed everything, and still people find stuff to complain about. Microsoft was "wrong" for trying to balance all sides of the industry and pave the way for the future, but apparently they're also wrong for listening to their customers when they disagree with the balancing.

Kinect sets Xbox One apart from the competition. It's vital they keep it in every SKU so that developers know that every console sold is a console with it.

gaelic_laoch1947d ago

The Xbone is a console with serious a split personality disorder!

N7Lukas1947d ago (Edited 1947d ago )

People already have the things that the Xbox One is offering (TV,Apps,Sports,Streaming etc), and have done for years. I'm not saying completely abandon those things but change the ratio of attention more towards the gaming side. Their vision of having the Xbox One as the main entertainment system in all homes is way too ambitious due to most people already having devices that do what the Xbox One is promoting.

Just give us quality games! Make that the number 1 focus.

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