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Opinion: Why The Xbox One Is The Right Choice

NZGamer writes why you should get an Xbox One this upcoming Holiday season.

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NatureOfLogic1014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

You can plug in you cable box. Other than that, no reason to buy a glorified voice remote with target ads. Keep in mind this only my opinion.

malokevi1014d ago

I'v got two good reasons: ease of use, and... wait for it... VIDEOGAMES!

Shocking, I know, but some people still play those.

cleft51014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

Trying to justify the Xbox One price at $500 is like trying to justify the PS3 price at $500 to $600 when it was first released, the whole thing is pointless.

If people out there are okay with spending $500 for a console, than thats fine. I wish everyone the best with their purchase, but I am going with the console that best fits my needs and has the right price for me.

PoSTedUP1014d ago

because Microsoft respects and shows appreciation to its fans. they dont poop on them like thoes greedy bastards at Sony.
if you want the best games this holiday season microsoft has the most powerful console with the best and most first party studios with a diversity that cripples the competition in comparison. dey also have a kinect.

JokesOnYou1014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

Well everybody has an opinion speaking for myself X1 is my choice because of the games, controller, xbl, plus kinect functionality both with the UI/in game implementation and tv integration, I like micros approach with X1 this gen. Wow, now that I think about it I'm pretty excited, we just have a little over a month for the X1 launch. Good times ahead my fellow gamers.

Brix901014d ago

@Posted Up

Everybody's entitled to an oppinion but a lot of what you said was pure 100% fanboy language. Don't get me wrong I think X1 is a fine machine but when you said MS has the best first party's and they have Kinect your statement was just moronic. Not trying to say that MS first partys are bad.

OT: I know fanboys hate Sony or MS but its better to have choice than be stuck with one thing. Some people on this site just get too excited with there purchases.

AdventurerDonLocke1014d ago

@JokesOnYou

You are a Microsoft shill if I have ever seen one.

B_Real1014d ago

Cleft 5 = Paying $500 for an Xbox One is not like trying to justify the PS3 price of $600. $600 in 2006 would be like Sony trying to price the system at $696 today due to inflation: almost $200 more than the Xbox One. Stop comparing apples and oranges. Xbox One is proportionally the same price as the Xbox 360 was in 2005 due to inflation. The PS4 is just a great deal for the consumer: this doesn't mean that the Xbox One is overpriced.

Eonjay1014d ago

I am not really sold on the Xbox One. I am definitely getting a PS4, but I just don't feel compelled to pay more for an system that will have 90% of the same content as another the PS4 with lower specs and a higher price. I am so sick of cameras and I don't really like TV. That being said, I am interested in Project Spark.

Thats only because I like to develop (programming is more my thing - hence my love for Vita and its C# compatibility) but I would like to see more of Spark.

Right now, PS4 has won me over, I may get X1 one day but one when the price justifies its value to me.

P0werVR1014d ago

^

My opinion is that those same content will look as good if not better on the Xbox One, but will also play better.

You can mark this claim!

I have not seen anything graphically significant from PS4 "specs", to justify ANY claim that it would be better off played on PS4. Also, there is not doubt that Xbox One has better games from launch and on throughout next year. Too many titles coming next year to state otherwise.

PoSTedUP1014d ago

@brix90- im not a fanboy im just speaking the facts. also its a fact that microsofts service offers more free games, from free AAA games every month to f2p. youre right the X1 is a fine machine im just stating my facts on why im buying one this holiday. i only hate sony because they are money hungry and dont really care about me. they have some good games but sorry if i sounded like such a fanboy im just really excited about my purchase.

MRMagoo1231014d ago

@powervr

If you really believe the xbone versions of games will look better and perform better than the ps4 ones you are either too stupid to play games in the first place or just plain trolling.

AngelicIceDiamond1014d ago

Considering Xbox was an ok console the 360 was a great console. I can only imagine the X1 being better than the other 2.

I mean, that's what happens when releasing new consoles, they get better.

Brix901014d ago

@Posted Up

I guess we can repsectfully agree to disagree but anyway the excitement is understandable, can't wait for next gen either.

FamilyGuy1014d ago

The PS3s launch price at $500-$600 WAS justified by the fact that it was a blu-ray playing device and ALL OTHER stand alone blu-ray players at the time were $500-$1000. Look it up, $500-$1000 for a stand alone blu-ray player.
On top of that it was wifi ready from the start, unlike the 360. It's controllers were wireless and had an internal rechargeable battery, also unlike the 360. Every console came with s HDD and allowed for all types of internal media to be stored and read. It had the Other OS option which allowed it to operate as a linux based computer. It was also backward compatible and played PS2 games with its inclusion of the PS2s emotion engine processor.

Talk about "apples to oranges", the PS3s price was MORE THAN "justifiable" and bin fact Sony loss $200 on every launch system sold.
In contrast to the Xbox One, the only thing justifying its high price is that Kinect 2.0, there's no other hardware specific reason for it launching at $500.

On topic:

The X1 has some games and features that separate it from the PS4 making it worth choosing over the PS4 but many of them will have to come out before they actually prove themselves. No matter how nice something is described or how good it looks in previews you have to try it for yourself before proclaiming it's "the best".
Aside from that fans of series like Halo and Forza have the biggest reason for grabbing an X1 over a PS4, true exclusives with huge fanbases. Launch titles alone shouldn't be a major selling factor though, console purchases are an investment and to really get your moneys worth you need to look to the future. I personally have more respect for the people that are getting an X1 for future prospects and games like Titanfall and Halo 5 over the ones basing their purchase solely on the launch line up.

I just hope everyone is happy with their decisions in the end, buyers remorse two months after launch (like Wii-U buyers) would be a horrible and probably hurt the industry if felt by too many people.

ohiostatesman1014d ago

Xbox One is the only choice for me. I play mainly online multiplayer. It has to be blazing fast with blazing fast demos. I need speed and Xbox Live is the only console network that can provide this speed. THE NEED FOR SPEED ONLY ON XBOX ONE.

Magicite1014d ago

Well yeah, its all about games anyway. If there will be enough exclusives, then it will be justified.

nypifisel1014d ago

It's easier to use a button, just saying.

ZodTheRipper1014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

double post

ZodTheRipper1014d ago

I'd love to ask people in 1-2 years which console truly has the better games. Most people here are convinced of Microsofts better games and first party but have no idea at all. I'll just leave this here as a reminder
http://n4g.com/news/1311502...

Insomnia_841014d ago

@PoSTedUP

Looks like nobody catched the sarcasm in your comments.

lol

Just type the /s at the end, bro!

P0werVR1014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

@Mrmagoo123

Not a troll, just stating my "opinion". It's simple, you don't have to accept it. If anything I've seen worst comments on here that are more obvious trolls than my comments. For example, the first comment of this post. Now that is troll comment.

@zod18

Well, it was Microsoft's choice or method of not emphasizing more on first party games for current gen, because they were dominating in overall games, even til' this day.

But this time around since competition on either side has no short cuts and both launch within the same time, Microsoft will bring all it's resources necessary. We will see that beginning with Sunset Overdrive, Halo and Black Tusk Studio's game....NEXT YEAR!

RumbleFish1014d ago

@cleft5: you can't compare like this. The PS3 was also the best and cheapest BD-Player on the market and introduced that new tech.
The upcoming consoles don't bring new technology, so they are not that expensive.
The Xbox One brings a kinect that many gamers don't want/need and that's what makes the Xbone more expensive. One of the main reasons why it will have a hard time competing with PS4.

NewZealander1014d ago

@ AdventurerDonLocke

how is jokesonyou a Microsoft shill exactly? because he stated the features that excite him?

its sad that some people just cant accept people talking positivity about the opposing console.

for me theres one reason alone that makes X1 the right choice...

HALO 5!

but the launch games look awesome, DR3 and ryse look amazing.

VENOMACR12271014d ago

@cleft5
"Trying to justify the Xbox One price at $500 is like trying to justify the PS3 price at $500 to $600 when it was first released, the whole thing is pointless.

If people out there are okay with spending $500 for a console, than thats fine. I wish everyone the best with their purchase, but I am going with the console that best fits my needs and has the right price for me."

So just so I understand, $500 = out of your price point. $400 = can afford. Tell me, are you planning on buying games or accessories, or just buy the system to look at it? Your going to spend $500+ so the X1 would be within your price point. People seem like $500 is outrageous, but $400 is pennies.

crazyboom1013d ago

@malokevi I agree those are two great reasons to get the ps4:)

Biggest1013d ago

"So just so I understand, $500 = out of your price point. $400 = can afford. Tell me, are you planning on buying games or accessories, or just buy the system to look at it? Your going to spend $500+ so the X1 would be within your price point. People seem like $500 is outrageous, but $400 is pennies."

Can I have a side of "Tell me, are you planning on buying games or accessories..?" with that? While a person COULD buy a PS4 with zero games and still have tons of content for $400, let's just say they decide to buy games and accessories to equal $500. Does that mean the $500 for Xbone doesn't change, or will games and accessories be desired for that as well, bringing the total to well over $500? The price of Xbone is outrageous considering what you're paying for.

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Gozer1014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

I beg to differ. The X1 offers In-game video chat, voice recognition, IR blaster to control your whole home theatre, motion controls, voice control, dedicated servers on the cloud, rumble in the controllers triggers, game improvements on the cloud, Ryse, Dead Rising 3,Forza 5, Halo 5, Sunset Overdrive, Titanfall, and the list goes on and on. There are plenty of good reasons to go with the X1.

shoddy1014d ago

AA batteries and power bricks

XB1_PS41014d ago

@shoddy Neither of which make me think otherwise about my console. They're so meaningless to me, that the only time I think of them is when I see someone on here say it.

TyBREAKR1014d ago

Dude........batteries? Still? Wtf?

shivvy241014d ago

Im getting ps4 , if sunset overdrive turns out to be awesome ill get an x1 too

Agent11014d ago

It's amazing the amount of disagrees you have for just posting your positive opinion about the X1.

Eonjay1014d ago

@Agent

Because people disagree. Everyone gets an opinion.

Freedomland1014d ago

@Gozer

Count your reasons and keep on counting but i' m a gamer, i need great gaming experience with great looking games and great exclusives all other features are cherry on top like:

Gaikai,PSN+,DS4,Remoteplay,Vi tatv,PSeye and the greatest hardware.

And that's what you find only on Ps4.

BOLO1013d ago

HOLY SH!T an Infrared BLASTER for $500! Sign me the [email protected] up! Don't need this Logitech universal remote controller anymore! Total innovation! Rumble in the triggers! Lets just put rumble in every damn button next-gen...Thanks Nintendo! THE CUMULONIMBUS...Whoa totally [email protected] blown away! -_-

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HolyDuck1014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

Please remind me what innovations the PS4 is bringing this generation besides the upgraded hardware and a touch pad?

Oh... right. They're making a camera too, with voice controls, except you don't have to buy it, which makes it a gimmick.

OrangePowerz1014d ago

You can have something that is mandatory and a gimmick.

Khajiit861014d ago

How about 15 minute recording of games that you could save.... streaming live so ur friends could watch right on the ps4... while u are watching a game ur friend is streaming you could join within 7 seconds. There is more but thats what excites me... whats the xbox offering besides hdmi in?

scott1821014d ago

Good lord, Sony has had the camera since PS2, that would mean first for consoles... So how many damn times do people have to bring that up.

There are really no innovations at all for next gen between the two, name 1 thing that's new tech... just great hardware and games, that is what matters anyways.

Brix901014d ago

@Holy Duck

Glad you have to put down the other console to justify your purchase. I swear fanboys on this site just can't buy there consoles be happy with what they got an shut up and play there games

HolyDuck1014d ago

@ Brix, to justify my purchase? As far as I'm aware the PS4 comes out first, so I'll be receiving that before my Xbox One, but okay, what ever you say.

QuickdrawMcgraw1014d ago

The new innovations the PS4 is bringing are upgraded hardware and a touch pad.

ziggurcat1014d ago

explain, again, how you're not an xbox fanboy?

just because kinect comes included with the system, it's no longer a gimmick, but when you had to buy it separately, it was? kinect is a gimmick, no matter how you slice it.

your logic is seriously worse than logicwins', but i can't expect much from someone like yourself who apparently approves articles just to complain about how tired the subject matter is getting.

DigitalRaptor1014d ago

I'm trying to figure out how you're calling yourself a balanced unbiased gamer, but it's not happening. But in response to your "innovation" downplay, I'll bite:

1) Play games as they download
2) Watch live streams of games your friends are playing and jump into the multiplayer feature of that game within seconds.
3) Jump into another person's game over the network, to take over/co-op.
4) Stream classic games when Sony lets you in 2014.
5) Download the single player and multiplayer separately.
6) Smart systems calculate games that you want to play and downloads them automatically.
7) Application and game multitasking and state switching.
8) Instant resume - playing a game? Turn off PS4 -> go away for an hour -> turn the PS4 on and instantly resume the game without booting up.
9) Updates download in the background without you ever knowing.
10) Instantly upload, share and stream your gameplay to different social sites.
11) Remote play built into its core. If you invest in Vita TV, you can play on other devices and screens whilst another family member watches TV.
12) PS4 camera can be used to navigate the OS using voice commands, and probably hand gestures. It can do facial and speech recognition as well as games.
13) Dedicated tablet and mobile support for second-screen gaming. Results already out there.
14) PlayStation app to view your profile, friends progress, statuses and purchase games to be downloaded to your PS4 remotely.
15) Sony is bringing in unprecedented indie support and pushing those games to the forefront, handing indie developers the toolset which provides them the means to create unique, fun and impressive experiences very quickly and easily.
16) MMOs on console as a standard.
17) Free-to-play as a standard.
18) Cross-buy and cross-play as a standard.
19) DualShock 4 is completely refined and re-engineered, but maintains the classic PlayStation style.
20) DS4 has a touchpad, which has already given developers interesting ideas, and now that Valve is pushing a touchpad on their controller, it's going to look less and less "gimmicky" once it's put to use.
21) The light-bar on the DS4, means that the camera can see where players are positioned and on split-screen games it will shuffle the screen order. And that is just one possible use of the light-bar and how it can impact gameplay and experience.

See what i mean? That is just a seemingly partial list of things Sony have confirmed. Xbox fans are so desperate to make PS4 out as a PS3.5 that they'll ignore whatever they can, but what am I here for other than to expose the seemingly eternal bias and talk about games?

Insomnia_841014d ago

This is the perfect example of what happens when people speak without the right info and knowledge of any topic, you make the most retarded comments!

Mr_Writer851014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

The ability to play WHILST you download?

Being able to pause a game and turn off your PS4.

They are just two. That's before you talk about improved remote play.

Imalwaysright1014d ago

Kinect is NOT inovative. It might have been 2 or 3 years AGO but not today. Kinect 2.0 is just "upgraded hardware" and a gimmick.

Bzone241013d ago

@DigitalRaptor

I'm pretty sure a lot of your list is also features of the Xbox One.

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corvusmd1014d ago

Aww the poor Sony Trolls have nothing better to do than be the first to post on an XB1 article....it must suck to be that insecure and scared

OrangePowerz1014d ago

You must have forgotten the time 360 trolls always made fun of the PS3. The shoe is on the other foot this time and what goes around comes around.

Xsilver1014d ago

karma's a Bitch ;) xbox trolls enjoy.

slimpickens1014d ago

Yes there was time Sony fanboys talked much trash and then xbox fanboys did the same. The problem is there is no victory here. Soon we will have it full swing again and it will be on the other foot as you put it. This us an ongoing stupid battle.

AngelicIceDiamond1014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

@Orange Enough with that. "Back in the day", "back in the day", "back in the day". You and others used that excuse so many times its not rational anymore. Come up with some other rational reasons.

The last I checked MS fanboys never took down an ad like Sony fanboys, along with disgusting racist comments as well. Nintendo nor MS fanboys have NEVER done such a thing.

That's the first. Your fanbase is the most hated right now.

I'll simply play my PS4 and get on with gaming but I'll be super ashamed and embarrassed to call myself a Sony fan.

There's no excuse for your fanbase actions.

EDIT: @Raptor Lol GTFO with that crap trying to find some rational reasoning behind that. Your just like them and the guy in the video trying to make sense out of it. "MS is this and that, therefor they deserved the hate there MS Deserve the hate.Yeah from Sony fans. Fanboys giving an "Honest opinion" Is that guy slow or stupid? THEY ARE FANBOYS any opinion they have is biased.

I'm losing brain cells talkin to you fanboys. How you guys became so dumb and blind is WAY beyond me.

Don't even bother talking to me. You and me are on two different lvls I'm on the REAL side of gaming and your on the psycho no life side who supports what your fanbase did.

Your a fake and complete joke of gamer. And I'm a REAL gamer.

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DigitalRaptor1014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

So, you feel victimised? If this kind of thing affects you so much, I suggest you deal with it now rather than later, since it's clear Sony is in the better position going ahead in this generation, and all the fanboys arguments you can muster become hilarious double-standards that really don't affect you well at all.

No... we just realise that the right choice is not supporting an anti-consumer corporation that wants nothing more than to use your console as a trojan horse for advertising revenue and at some point in the future, to be able to control your purchases and the way in which you game and use your console. It's why they were so anxious to lead their way into living rooms, and put Kinect cameras in every household they can.

All because they haven't been able to carry out their manipulative anti-consumer master plan this generation, means nothing when:

1) DRM is in the console when it ships, and for good reason on their part.

2) They've admitted to bring back all the much-disdained policies for their next console, at the very least.

3) They are still full of lies and obtuse, anti-consumer policies.

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@ AngelicIceDiamond

I suggest you watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watc... if you want some actual logical clarification on the whole Toys R' Us video situation. You think they took down the video because of the "Racist" comments? How naive. boy, oh boy. Have you even paid attention to the comments of Nintendo and Xbox fanboys on youtube, when their console/company they love is put to valid criticism? Obviously not. Keep your blinders on, they obviously fit you well.

Skankinruby1014d ago

lol you flood all of these posts with rampant gibberish and call sony fans insecure? You are the worst kind of troll, one who boasts as if to suggest you have a clue what youre talking about when in reality youre not saying anything that cant be summed up with 'microsoft rules! sony sucks! hahaha'. Just take a seat little boy and let reality soak into your pathetic fanboy head that microsoft is digging their own grave. And you better hope a new halo is in the works and comes out quick(twisting the knife into the irony of your claim that sony has 'tired exclusives') because xbox one is well on route to join the fate that hd dvd suffered. I dont expect a response as youve made it abundantly clear you cant handle someone shoving your nonsense back in your face.

Lykon1014d ago

the ps4 does number one bathrooms all over the shitty kinect box 180 and then the ps4 undoes its belt lower its pants and trousers , turns around (very muscular arse) then squats .. buttocks parting .. and does big meaty number two bathrooms all over the weak gaybone 180 .. then laughs... um ... then wipes its hole with an aloe vera wet wipe and drops that on the pile... then flushes. YEAH... although the one thing i'm worried about is the stupid fitness thing... you know those fat women who are always looking for the next fad (wii fit) well they could shift a lots of xbones and start some sort of craze ... it is a worry ...but sony will look after real gamers either way..i just want to see M$ destroyed and all it's fangirls crying.

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Nocando1014d ago

That's more a childish outburst than an opinion.

jessupj1014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

double post

Mystogan1014d ago

It can do much more than that. In fact it can do much more than the PS4.

3-4-51014d ago

TitanFall, Project Spark, Forza 5, Fifa 14, Battlefield 4, Sunset Overdrive are all going to be really good games.

I missed out on all the PS1, PS2 & PS3 RPG's though over the years and now that I'm more into them, I want to get the system that I think they will end up on.

And that is the PS4. I'm just hoping I like the DS4 as all past playstation controllers are, IMO, trash.

Pros for both XB1 & PS4, but I see PS4 having a greater diversity while I see XB1 giving us better versions of what we already had but not being creative enough outside of maybe 3-4 games.

christocolus1014d ago

imo project spark, titanfall,sunset overdrive ,d4 and quantum break are quite diverse and if ms follows this trend we will definitly have a good mix of the tried and true genres and the fresh and new genres on the xbx one...

christocolus1014d ago

@nature of logic

why cant anyone state his opinions without you or others like you trying to twist it around...its an article and the guy is getting an xbx one and has stated why ...you on the other hand aint getting one but you constantly follow these articles talking crap about the console ...one question. why do positive xbx articles hurt you guys so much?or does it baffle you to see people interested in the console?.you know you could always go write your very own version of this article .stating your reasons for choosing your console of choice and why you think its better than that of the competition....dude you just need to chill out and be happy with whatever console you are getting and stop trying so hard to downplay other peoples choices and opinions.by the way this is just my opinion and going by your name(nature of logic) i expect more from you dude....

bryam19821014d ago

Well going by the story of xbox360 we know xbone wont have more games or.exclusives games like.in 3 years and everyone knows.the spec show.how.the.ps4 is a better.machine I'm going whit.the.ps4 bcuz of exclusives and more.variety of game types I'm not too much.into.shooters so i wont get a xbone.since microsoft.consoles.are only good.for.shooters for.me just this year ni no.kuni,sly cooper in times,god of war.ascension,last.of.us,rain and.beyond2souls and waiting for tearaway are prove that sony is the best gaming company,this year.is.been fantastic thanks to.sony

Beastforlifenoob1014d ago

NZgamer also made the same article with the ps4 so yes flaimbait website.

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1OddWorld1014d ago

I am really having a problem with them doing another play to charge kit. You pay for a $60.00 remote then have to pay $24.99 for a kit. As far as I am concerned the XBOne remote costs $84.99 each. Even if you buy AA batteries its still an unnecessary cost they are passing on to the consumer.

PlayStation controllers have this feature built in for $60.00

Microsoft just nickels and dimes its customers to much. Watch the external harddrive will be a proprietary drive. Meaning you can only buy it from them and it will cost twice as much. Just like the 360.

Microsoft my wallet is empty I just want to play games.

Bigpappy1014d ago

Pay Nyko $20 and get 2 rechargeable packs with a longer cable. So that's $10 for each battery and a free cable.

http://www.amazon.com/Nyko-...