MSN NZ: One of the year's hottest pieces of technology is a little over a month away. Here's why it's the talk of the town.
#8 The controversy.
Yeah, seems even now months after the reveal the main reason people are talking about the Xbox One is because of something negative. From DRM to 180 to weaker hardware to degraded games to damage control to bad consumer relations (Don't like it? Buy a 360). I don't think there will ever be two console reveals that are night and day different in their reception/reveal ever again like there has been with the PS4 and Xbox One. And please, before anyone accuses me of trolling know that i am going to buy the Xbox One, because i don't have to like the company that makes the console in order to play its games :)
this ^^ in a nutshell. its so bad that ms excepted the "xbone" name. smh.....funny really.
So true. My top 7 reasons for bringing up the Xbox One would be the stuff Microsoft will want to be distancing itself from.
Yeah controversy sells too....especially when at the end of the day its a great console with great games and great for online gameplay.
All of that controversy has died down considerably since E3. MS changed their policies before it got too far out of hand. Now most of the talk is about the games and features. Minus the few anonymous "insiders" that drum up negative press for attention. I pretty much agree with this article, although they left out a lot of cool features. The cloud is going to prove to be a huge advantage to MS. As someone who enjoys online MP, I can say without a doubt that dedicated servers has a lot to do with my choice of the X1. Anyone that enjoys online MP should be considering an X1. Because dedicated servers get rid of the majority of lag, host advantage, host migration, and server side modders/cheaters. That's a big selling point to any online gamer. They should have went more in depth about the cloud in this article.
Gozer, Dedicated servers is huge on my list aswell. Too many times have I been caught by bullet lag. Too many times have I know for a FACT that I was behind the wall before he shot me. I WONT TAKE IT ANYMORE! Dedicated servers is the way for me! YEAH
I think a lot of people will be shocked when WiiU sells better than Xbox One. Xbone is the current joke of the gaming community. That's the only reason people are talking about it. It's either something negative being said or someone defending it.
7 reasons why everyone is talking about the xbone... And who made this article? clue is in the Web address PR desperation at its finest.. embarrassing really
See how quickly you guys got here. You feel its your joy to decry any positives. The thing is you really can't. People see the games and the feature and decide where they want to spend their money. Controversy is actually a good marketing tool. The thing is, that the games are great and more appealing than the competitor's.
"Controversy is actually a good marketing tool." You're on your way to working for M$FT's PR department.
I think #1 should be the PS4 being the main reason people talk about it
Not everyone is talking about it.
seems day in day out 4/5 hottest stories on n4g have to do with the xbox one
Most of them are negative though.
To be fair, a lot of people are talking about it...talking about what a piece of shit it is.
lol.. I like the cut of your jib! 100% agree!
Because its the only true next gen system. Not a bunch of off the shelf parts taped together... News flash... I have a hundred friends on my list and they are all talking about it... Deal with it
All the taped parts still work better and faster. MS made fun that the PS4 is just a PS3.5 but now the Xbox One is just a Xbox360 with a better Kinect and blu ray drive. The only thing anyone praises on the XboxOne is the Kinect. Get out of here. Your friends are probably the only ones that pre ordered and I bet you have JokesOnYou on your friends list huh?
I wish... Joke is the coolest
Actually I was online in GTA and some dudes began talking about a mechanic about the Xbox One recording Achievements and they were excited about it , so yeah .........
Well Godz Kastro n4g friends request incoming.
Because its the only true next gen system. Yet it can't due proper lighting or day/night cycles lol yea it's so next gen GTFO. @jUNIOR Lol bubs+
Hey, I think juniors a troll and a fanboy, but Xbox one is next gen. I don't think it will be as powerful as ps4, but it still will be a powerful system. Forza has never had night tracks if I'm correct.
Lmaoooo, too funny...and sad.
damn, i felt like i read a PR statement masked as a user comment....
In this particular case, I don't think it's a good thing...
Best console ever made I pre ordered two of them
How did you manage to pre-order a PS2?
MSN NZ, yeah not biased :D
Hahaha. The source is MSN...M$ tooting their own horn. I guess someone has to do it. Right, Microsoft?
Well someone's got to.
lol this screams paid promotion all over. heres 7 real reasons it is being talked about 1 Bad management (fired and resigned execs etc...) 2 Bad PR and 180s 3 weaker yet more expensive 4 making you buy a Kinect even though it is a terrible piece of tech 5 900p games instead of 1080 and games not being shown on the hardware 6 being released in only a few places, about half of originally stated 7 the powa of da cloud
It is MSN, I don`t think MS has to pay for that as they, well own it :)
Reading the Sonybot press line full of lies by yet another ignorant troll..
Can't be trolling if it's true...Truth hurts you Xbot's to the core. The first step to solving a problem is admitting one exists. The Adam Orth twitter rant, DRM backpedal, last minute overclock, consistent defending of the Kinect and "Cloud power", the TV focused reveal...All that was M$FT's doing...Not Sony, not PS fans, not anyone. #dealwithit
"It's expected to cost NZ$80 for a one-year subscription to Xbox Live on Xbox One." Can someone explain this I know this isn't what it looks like
I see more talk about the games and features than any negatives. Forza, Ryse, Dead Rising and Titan Falls are the most talked about titles. Xbox fans and the gaming media are hyped about these games. KZ sometime gets mention as the graphics showcase for PS4. The other reasons I notices are inclusion of Kinect and the features: Cloud (real hosting servers), snap feature being the favorites. Having N4G PS fans jump into Xbox One games article to decry the games and the system doesn't count.
So the N4G 360 fans who are buying a PS4 instead..they don't count either? Please be realistic and stop with this mentality that you have to be of the utmost PlayStation fandom to criticize the Xbox. Some people like it, some people don't like it. It really is that simple.
I personally am buying an Xbox one, but I see no great reason for a non halo fan to buy an Xbox one. Both systems are appealing, but the ps4 seems to have more first party games for non halo fans. Xbox live on Xbox one will probably have a better multiplayer, but not necessarily so much better than playstation network that it is a system purchasing feature.
Yes, both of them count.
Same goes for the PS4... Some people like the dry line up others dont.
Okay. Go ahead and name me 3 of them so I would have a better insight. I how you are not thinking I am new around here?
I disagree TechMech about the online services. Live will have dedicated servers on the cloud, as well as improvements to games via the cloud. PSN will be P2P servers on most 3rd party and 1st party titles. Anyone that enjoys online MP should be seriously considering the X1. It will do away with host advantage, most lag, cheaters/modders, and host migration. Anyone who has played a lot of online MP knows how frustrating these things can be.
When PS2 dominated, $ony took it as a license to screw you... Go get a 2nd job, blah blah blah.... X1 is not perfect, but competition keeps it healthy, hence the reason Sony came back with an incredible PS4... M$ this, $ony that... Fng losers.... Grow up....
And they eventually will buy XBOXONE.I will get both system too
One of the reasons listed is: The Power then it has a video under it that doesnt work with the message, "We're sorry, an error has occured when playing video (video is not readable)" lol
even after years of gaming, people dont learn that specs are NOT everything. Even last generation we had the same problem yet people still think specs dictate whos gonna win. software people, software wins console wars and xbox one got the best lineup even if you like it or not. also dedicated servers (not that hybrid shit), impulse triggers and kinect (no spying u crybabies). so have fun with knack and that subpar racing game driveclub.
Yes software and MS wasn`t the one that had the better overall software and came in 3rd place. If you look at metacritic there are a lot more Sony games that have a score of 90 or higher compared to MS. I give them that the launch lineup looks a bit better, but for the future Sony has the better cards as most of their studios didn`t even show yet what they work on while MS already revealed most of their stuff. By not that hybrid shit do you mean Ghosts that uses the same method on every console including Xbone? And before you start saying it`s CoD, I hate to break it to you but every multiplatform game will use the same method on both platforms. If a game uses dedicated servers on the Xbone they will use it on the PS4 and the same is the case if a game doesn`t use dedicated server that it will be the same on both platforms. Impuls triggers is a fancy word for having some extra rumble motors in a controller it`s not a huge deal, I used both controllers at the GamesCon. It`s nice but not a selling point at all. Kinect is a gimmick. You would be surprised how well DriveClub plays, you should go to a place to give it a try. It`s not super awesome but it`s not subpar, at least not the Demo I tried. Speaking of racing games. Forza 5 while running at [email protected] is using pre backed lighting, has bad anti aliasing issues and pop in, no day/night cycle and no changing weather. That game doesn`t have the highest standards either.
If software wins, then I guess you're saying Playstation is going to win! There is no denying that as time progresses Sony will continuously support their platform with a plethora of various software throughout the life cycle of the PS4, sadly I must say the same can't be said about Microsoft! It didn't happen for the original Xbox, it not happening for the Xbox 360, and I doubt it'll happen for the Xbox1. You see Microsoft has a bad habit of getting a nice exclusive under their belt and from there they proceed to running it in the ground! It happen with Halo, it happen with Fable, it happen with Gears of war, it's happening with Forza. Sure these are staple titles, but the difference is.... As far as first party titles go this is pretty much what you can expect! They then rely on 3rd party to fill the gaps instead of allowing these same 1st party studios to try their hand at something new.
1.Price (Pay more for weaker specs) 2.Bad Management 3.Flat out lies (3x more powerful thanx to da cloudz) 4.Everything is behind a pay wall(Except turning it on and inserting a game. 5.Claiming to be using actual hardware when it was PC'S 6.St*pid kinect (most people don't want that sh*t give them a choice). 7.Lowering tha amount of countries it was originall gonna launch in.
#1 The Philosophy: Offer services that force consumers to pay up the @$$ and monopolize the living room to further raise those fes 2#The Games: lets port some originally planned 360 games into the new system and sugar coat them as "next gen" AAA titles. 3#The controller: same good controller optimized for first person shooter, now with extra rumble features, but still requires batteries 4#The Power: ummmm..... well this is a tricky one, so many variables. More powerful than current gen, more powerful than the WiiU, more powerful than Atari fo sho, but not more powerful than the PlayStation 4, so POWER should not be a bullet point since it sort of felt behind on that dept. It does however posses the mighty powerful all ending, ass kicking, in your face ZEH POWA OF TEH CLOUD!! 5#The community: one one hand smart, dedicated, passionate gamers. On the other hand 10 year old racists little brats that verbally pwn you on xbox live. Crossgame chat yay! Achievements and gamer scores on twitch? Pay for Netflix please 6#The Bragging rights: I would not brag about playing on a more expensive console with less horse power, nor brag about my Kinect sports sessions, your gamer score is redundant sir. #7 The entertainment: sigh, why dont you just grab the TV remote and change the f-ing channel, stop making it seem like this is revolutionary like say Tivo was, also NFL among other features are only good in the US -_- SHM...
I dont know why those so concerned with specs dont just go out and build a PC. You can build a rig 5x more powerful than these systems. Me, not concerned with that..concerned with a great ui, great games, a next gen kinect sensor, dedicated servers... omg... dedicated servers... MS just has better software... borderline fact....
I have a pc 5x more powerful...some games are ment for consoles and a tv to just relax... I've always though xbox ui was shit, 5o much going on, to much advertised garbage,it will have some great games (DR3, titanfall), I don't see how anyone can take kinect seriously....or look forward to it...the only thing you have to compare it to is kinect one which is trash, dedicated servers aren't revolutionary and have been around and any game which really matters or needs them has then like the bf series, also they aren't free on xbone so they haven't clarified if all games will require them. Microsoft has trrrible software, they just try to do to much...and its to clunky for a console os Microsoft has been getting worst and worst in software look at windows 8 and windows rt
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Keep telling yourself that. The PS4 will bring the games. @godz
Okay, go find articles with previews of these games instead of posting in an x1 article. Looks like you are the one with a need to tell yourself something.
Everyone is talking about the XB1... on MSN.
Most people who want the xbox one want it off brand loyalty and know almost nothing about computers, I have plenty of fanboy friends who a techology handicapped who swear by the xbox one and quote games like gears of war and halo yet didnt buy either of the last games, they are also the ones who say that....well look at this gen ps3 was supposed to be more powerful.... They are really the worst...
The ps3 brought the games and still are, can't say the same about Microsoft who haven't released much this past year. What makes you think they'll be any different this time around. Not talking specs but software.
no.8 because it's the biggest joke in gaming history since the unveiling of the virtual boy.
Just 7 reason? Less than every 7 days, they do a new "Doh"! Lets see: 1. The Transexual dude on stage 2. Genderbending in DR3 3. Can't do 1080p on Rise 4. 900p the theme for the system this generation 5. 50% Weaker than PS4 with devs backing it up 6. Packing Kinect in when most people don't want it 7. 100 dollars more than a more powerful system The list goes on and on everyday, every week. Ironically there's a PS4 commercial on now. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
everyone is talking about it because M$ cant even explain what is the real score of having a xbone
When you are talking to other gamers out in the real world and pretty much the only thing that they are saying about the xbone is negative, it doesnt say to me sales for xbone it would be the opposite, the guys in EBgames are even recommending the ps4 to customers now tho they do have to say before doing so that they are not expressing the opinions of the company. I have still yet to hear anyone say anything good about the xbone anywhere but from paid MS sites, people in real life are talking more about the ps4 and how much they want one.
they needed to add that Microsoft has fu**ed up so badly lately that they make headlined because of there horible pr team, the load of miscommunication from ms to public and the flow of bs thats been flowing out of there mouth and fead to everyone.... that needs to be on the list
Typical fluff piece that gets floated to the front page to make it seem like N4G isn't totally bias. Comments full of trolling and hatred as usual.
typical fluff piece reply that adds nothing to the discussion. In other news, I think the average console fan is still talking about both for various reasons, good and bad. ps4 may outsell xbox but there are a lot of people who will want both... toys are toys and people love to collect them. North America sales will be very interesting.
#1 Xbox knows how to push Slavestation fanboy buttons and get them all worked up and defensive. Lol
LOL...it is msn.co.nz article. :D what did you expect