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Xbox One: The Saga Continues

There can be little doubt that the last couple of months must have been an extremely embarrassing, not to mention humbling, time for the powers-that-be at MS. They put their vision to the world, and a fairly substantial and extremely vocal portion of that world responded with anger, negativity and a healthy dose of cynicism that MS was doing all of this just to get as much money as possible, if not also to spy on you in your own home. Okay let’s be honest; that last one is really pretty unlikely, but you never know!

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2cents1066d ago

Xbox brings Microsoft into the livingroom which leads the way for further exposure to future revenues through the home space.

Much speculation about microsofts demise recently. Personally, i think taht if the one succeeds then the future of livingroom entertainment will be aggressively pursued by MS.

iceman061066d ago

True. The Xbox brand is and has been a trojan horse for the services that MS really wants to sell. Balmer has fought hard to keep MS in that space because he believes there is untapped revenue in the living room. Not saying this is a bad thing. Just saying that this has been the strategy for MS for a long time. It will be a hell of a fight with Apple, Google, and others vying for the same space.

p0tat0stix1066d ago

Wow this article is a couple weeks late.

Seems like the PS4 gorillas are running out of poo to throw at the X1.

3-4-51066d ago

Scenario: I want to play Titanfall, but everyone else wants to watch Football. The XB1 is hooked up to the "Main" Tv, as to be what, Microsoft intended it to be, a Main "hub" for entertainment.

So now what do we do ? Because in the above scenario, which will occur, multiple times, in various forms, with various programs, to almost everyone who purchases a XB1.

So Now I have to play on the lesser tv ? But I thought it was supposed to be the center piece ?

But it can only do ONE thing at a time ?

I don't get their logic.

buynit1066d ago (Edited 1066d ago )

Oh god...

And the saga continues with the u turn stories...

fOrlOnhOpe571066d ago

And all they'll do is flip the DRM switch back on when the net is full.

gamingfriend1066d ago

Good article all valid points, thats why I aint getting one, I was a very loyal fan until they tried to shaft me red raw,and I do also think its being rushed a little to compete with sony, and considering some of Europe aint getting the xbone until 2014 thats alot of sales gone mayne 250000 maybe one mill who knows, so thats why im all for sony next gen.

Belking1066d ago

Lol... You don't have to lie. You were all for Sony anyway. And please stop acting like 2014 is an eternity. You have to wait til 2014 for Gaikai too and I bet that isn't so bad though. Only on n4g though.

Chevalier1066d ago

Why is it so hard to believe he was an xbox fan? So your opinion is so important that you can randomly callout someone you don't know a liar? I have 250 ps4 preorders and 42 xbox one at my EB games and a sizeable chunk of those ps4 preorders have not only changed over they brought friends with them. Over a 100 preorders since the change in policy compared to 20 xbox one preorders in comparison. None of our stores noticed any sizable shift back and we actually only sold out of our pathetically low allocations last week! We have been told to STOP taking orders whereas Sony tells us keep going we got your stock guaranteed.

Sitdown1066d ago (Edited 1066d ago )

Probably because it just seems odd for anyone to think Microsoft was caught off guard....as if they did not know the next generation was approaching. Also, unless they are going strictly Nintendo, they are showing their bias.....before the xbox one DRM.... There was Sony with the rootkit, there was Sony removing the other os, there was Sony releasing the six axis without rumble.

Or you could just check his post history. Loyalty quickly disappeared on a product that has not even been released?

gamer20131066d ago

I'm sure most here don't give a damn about you're fakeboy story.

MAULxx1066d ago

I hope MS has learned a lesson here & design the XBTwo with the gamer in mind.
As a long time Xbox fan they have completely & utterly lost me for the next generation. Avatars & Wii cloning, I was frustrated before the Xbone announcement.
I'll reconsider when they announce XBTWO but if they're still pushing down this road they're clinging to... I'll pass again.
I'm sick of all the Wii crowd chasing from everyone. This, combined with the fact that they thought they could tell me they were going to screw me over before hand (with no lube) with the Xbone & somehow believe I was going to pay for such is beyond me. That's was enough for me to say " that's it" & I was pissed enough to say "Screw the Xbone" which made the PS4 by default beautiful.
I've cooled down a bit since the announcement but I can't forget the balls they thought they had to design & announce such a anti-gamer & cosumer POS.

PunisherRevenge1066d ago

@Maulxx....it's funny how so mony people act like Microsoft is the only company that is going after the living room and Nintendo like gamers. You people keep forgetting that Sony is going the exact same thing as we speak. As for the living room, Sony wants to rule also they just signed a deal with Viacom to bring all of their content to the PS4, and as of right now they have a Sony pictures app on the XBox 360. But I guess that doesn't count because Sony said they where doing this for "THE GAMERS" and Microsoft is doing it just for money....lol you guys are so funny. As for the wii crowed Sony is trying their hardest to get some of that "MONEY".....oops I mean "GAMERS" because Sony loves the gamers so much that's why they made the PS Move and Wonder Book just for the "GAMERS" because they don't care about money like Microsoft does. Man give me a break...lol

Then you sit there and say Microsoft tried to screw you. Lol...please they was just trying something different for this new generation, instead of the samethings that has been in place for almost a decade. Please answer this question for me because I'm curious, did you even read Microsoft policies for yourself or did you just fall in line with everyone else that didn't understand what Microsoft was trying to do? because that's what it sounds like.

Chevalier1066d ago

I read it and actually if you read the original official information page the 2nd last line said you would NOT have the right to take part in class action lawsuits against the MS corporation. So yeah they were prepared for possible lawsuits.

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