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What do all of these changes in the Xbox One really mean?

Since it’s announcement back in May, the Xbox One is hardly the same console it was. Is this a good or a bad thing? I honestly think that it could go both ways on this one. The Xbox One is/was/will be a fantastic console but why have they been changing their minds so much?

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golding891075d ago (Edited 1075d ago )

"real apology from Microsoft that will lessen the blow of the Xbox One to our wallets." lol

did you get an apology from sony for their crazy 600 bucks price tag of the ps3 at launch?

Sorry to be a party pooper but unfortunately that will never happen from either corporation..both MS and Sony.

@steves1126 really? when? i missed it.

@DirtyPimp the tech was already worth it..yea uh huh sure,, like EVERYONE wanted a blu-ray install in their ps3..What ever happened to just needing it to do gaming? I'm sure some people didn't care for blu-ray on ps3, they still got charged for it right?

steves11261075d ago (Edited 1075d ago )

I think we did, but not til later on down the road lol.

@Golding I think Cerny did. In an interview about a month ago. But You know they recognized the problems with the PS3 and fixed and improved with the PS4.

The 360 was/is great. The Xbox One will be great too. But I agree with the author when he says Microsoft was testing new strategies to see what they can get away with.

redwin1075d ago

MS always backs up its product. When 360 was plagued with the rrod they fixed it for free and free shipping, and they had a very good customer service, I believe MS wants to do the right thing. And yes, I'm one of the few that wants kinect, I like trying different things.

mfletch5121075d ago

I think that next generation is an apology in itself. but the ps3 failed at launch.. Only when they did finally lower the price were they able to compete at all.

NatureOfLogic1075d ago

It's means MS is out of touch with gamers.

nosferatuzodd1075d ago (Edited 1075d ago )

No it means microshaft has become a crack head that will do anything for a hit in there case to sell their console buy my console and I'll suck you're d@@k they have become desperate for a company with billions of dollars this is disgracefully why didn't they do these things in the first place now that everyone turn their backs on the them they're like wait we can change wait hell no

user74029311075d ago

no apology needed because the tech was actually worth it.

PFFT1075d ago (Edited 1075d ago )

A few years down the line NO doubt but at launch and 1 year after it wasnt.

Lovable1075d ago

@golding

Blu ray was needed for gaming. Fun fact: PS4 and Xbone are using Blu ray.

UnHoly_One1075d ago

Blu Ray isn't "needed" for gaming.

The 360 did just fine with DVD's, and both next gen consoles are going to be all about Day One Digital. (For me, anyway)

Come to think of it... I'm not sure if I will ever put a single disc into my XB1 or PS4.

Lovable1075d ago (Edited 1075d ago )

So technically, this is another issue of : Just because I don't use it, it's not needed.

@Sixzero below
Games are getting bigger and bigger and that's a fact. A bigger storage for the game is NEEDED. You can go back to floppy disc and put all your info on that, but you'll need tons of it. Same thing applies here.

SixZeroFour1075d ago

Blu ray wasnt NEEDED, it was just HELPFUL because it took care of multiple discs (which isnt that big of a deal). Fun fact: blu ray discs are just a storage medium, it in no way shape or form does anything to change gameplay.

dark_1011075d ago

UnHoly_One

Im sorry mate
but blue-ray was needed for this generation since
1. both consoles are offering full HD experience
2. There are some develops are demanding for big storage to develop with no limitations.. In fact MGS4 didn't release on XBox because the size of the game.

that one game that didn't come to the XBox because of size resection is the "best selling and top rated" ps3 game

SixZeroFour1075d ago

lovable - using floppy disc is as your example of blurays being needed is illogical...2-4 dvds wasnt a big problem, and which ps3 game used up enough of a blurays space for it to be something of necessity rather than superfluity

4Sh0w1075d ago (Edited 1075d ago )

dark 101 what game are you talking about any ps3 game can be done on 360 in some cases you would just need to use a couple of dics, if anything last gen with so many games on one disc only proved bluray wasnt necessary at the most it was just nice to have. This gen it will prove its value because games are much bigger.

Lovable1075d ago

@SixZeroFour

MGS4 is an example if you really want one. Guess your DVD can't handle the game.

4Sh0w1074d ago (Edited 1074d ago )

lol MGS4 has 90min cutscenes but avg about 20-22hrs of actual gameplay. 9hrs k of movies in the game. Skyrim offers 200+ hrs of gameplay and fits on 1 disc. http://www.gamegrep.com/new...

http://www.destructoid.com/...

-MGS4 was purposely designed with 9hrs of cutscenes to fill up the disc, hell I skipped most of them and because they dragged on and weren't necessary for me to enjoy the game, actually alot of people found them very annoying breaking up the gameplay so often and for so long, so its the worst example of why we needed bluray last gen, the actual game itself could easily fit on dvd. The fact that the only example you have is MGS4 which has alot of filler movies is very telling given the thousands of games available this gen. Don't take it as disrespect to Kojima or MGS4 at all, its a great game my point is it was purposely design to fill the bluray, none of its tecnical merits suggest it couldnt be done on dvd, naturally because bluray is essentially just a dvd with more space.

Lovable1074d ago

@4Sh0w

Doesn't change the fact that Blu ray was the only thing holding it to get ported to the Xbox 360. Point still stands. No matter how much you spin, MGS4 is still one of the best GAME this gen.

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Rimeskeem1075d ago

actually the first thing they said at there announcement of the system was apologizing for he ps3 launch

SixZeroFour1075d ago

so in essence, it took them 7 years to apologize

Rimeskeem1075d ago

I dont think they needed to apologize because once all those exclusives came then the PS3 was amazing plus bluray

N7Lukas1075d ago (Edited 1075d ago )

Why do you feel the need to be so pro MS and bad mouth Sony in every comment, you don't owe them anything, while you're licking their boots, they are laughing at you and taking you're money. Just play games, no matter who's games they are, stop taking sides.

TomShoe1075d ago

Before all the changes, MS had a vision about when the future of gaming would be all digital. While I didn't like the DRM and the no used games policy, I at least respected them for trying something different and sticking to their vision.

Then they completely abandoned it and now we're left with a console with very little direction and a waning fanbase outside of loyalists. Just 90 days of negative feedback was enough to spoil 5+ years of development, now we're stuck with an inferior alternative to the PS4.

They literally have no idea what they want to do with it, or what market they want to focus on.

Families: Wii U

Gamers: PS4

???: Xbox One

MS was too indecisive, and it cost them in the end.

N7Lukas1075d ago

Pretty much the perfect comment right there. Bravo.

Soldierone1075d ago

You mean standing behind Blu-ray and improving not only the game industry with it, but the movie industry AND computer industry wasn't enough?

DARK WITNESS1075d ago

they have put themselves in this situation with their own greed. it's nobodies fault but theirs.

in my book all these changes are a good thing.

As someone who was an xbox fan right up to the point of the reveal, I really don't mind.

What is the point pretesting and complaining about all this crap, if they do the right thing and change it and we still give them shit for it.

There is still an element of trust that has been broken. we all know that ms has only done the 180's because of money, not because they were thinking of the fans or anything.

still for what it's worth it shows us one thing. consumers do have the power. If we stood up to the pocket rape a bit more maybe we would see better value returned for what we give to these corps.

anyway, I went from being 100% ps4 to being at least 70% ps4 and 30% xbo and I have had an xbox live subscription for 8 years running.

TrollCraftTales1075d ago

I personally think Sony's apology for the PS3, is the PS4...

golding891075d ago

yea that took 7 years.. hop off MS case then

RytGear1075d ago

No, their apology was the amazing exclusive titles that completely kicked the arse of MS, there is a very good reason the PS3 has beaten the Xbox in overall sales even without a years headstart.

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ThatCanadianGuy5141075d ago

It means MS have no idea what they're doing, and the console you pre-ordered, could be radically different come launch.

Shadonic1075d ago

I agree though the biggest hit was there presentation.

mfletch5121075d ago

Completely agree. And i find that terrifying!

-Alpha1075d ago (Edited 1075d ago )

If they kept all the policies, people complain that they are out of touch, arrogant, doomed to fail.

Now that they do make all these changes, people still complain that they don't know what they are doing.

Sounds like they are damned if they do, damned if they don't.

These changes are definitely not the ideal product MS may have wanted, but these changes are for the better. It shows that they DO know what they are doing, despite clearly making bad initial moves. Not knowing what they are doing would be going through with their bonehead decisions from E3.

mfletch5121075d ago

They wouldnt be damned if they didnt DO in the first place. people arent complaining about the PS4 because they did everything right the 1st time. If Microsoft hadnt tried to implement the dumb policies and push us into something we didnt want in the beginning everyone would love it. That is their problem.

jrbeerman111075d ago

I'm skipping xbone for now, but I'll give them credit for recognizing that their consumer was not happy and are trying to make things right by them.

Most negative comments are from people who are going to hate on it no matter what.

I can still rattle off a bunch of things I don't like about m$ and Xbox in general, but giving people more options is not one of them.

stage881075d ago

Exactly. Well said DayZ

ElementX1075d ago (Edited 1075d ago )

Improved clock speed, Kinect not needed to be plugged in, self publishing, no constant connected needed... you think those are bad things? I pre-ordered as soon as it was possible to on Amazon, the changes they've made haven't really affected me either way however they are giving a majority of consumers exactly what they wanted by changing the less popular policies.

They haven't changed anything but policies/software, the hardware probably won't change.

RytGear1075d ago

You cannot count 53Mhz as much on an improvement that can be used in an argument.

Just because it doesn't need to be plugged in does not mean that it isn't bringing the price up by $100. Why pay the extra for a peripheral that you may not even use or has to be plugged in?

ElementX1075d ago

I was just mentioning the changes, not that they'd make any difference to the hardware or ordinance

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Transporter471075d ago

No confidence on their own product.... now if they have no confidence on it why should I?

GryestOfBluSkies1075d ago

i think it means that microsofts claims of drm, kinect etc being built into the architecture of the console were wildly exaggerated. they were hoping for their fans to blindly follow them into the next generation regardless of their policies.

its same thing that sony had hoped for in the ps2 to ps3 transition. consumers just dont work that way these days.

badboy7761075d ago (Edited 1075d ago )

Xbox One Sales must be terrible!

PFFT1075d ago

Is it??? Last i heard they werent doing all that bad. Not great BUT not bad at all. I think your comment has to do more with Sony fanboy wishful thinking rather than actual facts.

Chevalier1075d ago

Well based on presales I'd say no they aren't doing well especially comparing previous system launches. I work at EB games and Canada it's 4 to 1 for ps4 and allocations are so small and we still can't sell out of xbox one. There hasn't been a significant shift since they changed policies and did those 180's either.

XisThatKid1075d ago (Edited 1075d ago )

'The hell?

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