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Submitted by Chrono 250d ago | opinion piece

Pros and cons: Microsoft goes big with Xbox One

Just a week after Sony introduced the PlayStation 4, Microsoft is releasing its Xbox One. Here are 10 things to consider before investing in the new video-game console. (Xbox One)

BattleTorn  +   250d ago
I don't understand how anyone can overlook the fact that the Xbox One runs multiplatform games at lower resolution.

That is, compared to PS4 - which most of these things are, such as price.

Similarly I don't see how they overlook higher resolutions as a pro in their PS4's pro&cons, http://www.startribune.com/...
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XB1_PS4  +   250d ago
I can overlook it because my tv/monitor is 1368x768.. So 1080p isn't very important to me. Most other people it will though.
BattleTorn  +   250d ago
I meant how someone *writing a pro & con list for the masses* could overlook such a fact.

1080p TVs are more than common these days.

P.S. I like your avatar, and screenname. (wish I could say the same about your TV as well :P)
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ThanatosDMC  +   250d ago
"Blinders on!"

I'm more surprised that the media isnt grilling MS for it compared to their *uck up during Xbone reveal or E3.
Nujabes_  +   250d ago
I'm going to give my honest opinion as to why I'm getting the One over the PS4:

I feel that the Xbox One offers much more in the overall package. The media functions are awesome, the HDMI-in is a great feature and the console can be used as my entertainment center.

The Kinect is a big feature to me too. I like how it makes browsing the UI much easier by voice commands and gestures, and I can't wait to see what the devs will create for it.

The controller is also another big selling point to me. Rumble Triggers felt amazing when I tried back in september, and the controller felt amazing comfortable.

Then there are the other things, like dedicated servers for all games and the snap feature.
BattleTorn  +   250d ago
All the power to ya. I'm getting an Xbox One too.

I just can't bring myself to buy any multiplats on the X1 anymore, knowing that they all run at higher resolution on another console which I also own.
timlot  +   250d ago
And when nba2k14, need for speed, fifa 14, etc. all run 1080p on both nobody cares.
Deltaohio  +   250d ago
Because 720p still looks good. 1080p is def better but at what resolution does a consumer stop caring? I will have zero interest in 4k since 1080p is good enough. And I'm sure for some 720p is good enough as well.
That doesn't man X1 gets a pass for 720p tho. 1080p is just a sign of performance IMO. I really could care less if the PS4 used that power to make a game 1080p to look nice. I'd rather see more things on screen, better AI, better physics etc. that screams more next gen to me then extra pixels.
mitford  +   250d ago
very true we all like really nice graphics but as you say the AI needs to improve drastically this gen more than anything
edonus  +   250d ago
Well the things is in reality Ps4 playing mulitiplats at a higher resolution is not really a fact.

The Sony supporters wants everyone to just jump in and shoot from the hip and take first iterations to judge the final out comes. In other words they are trying so hard to sell the Ps4 as the more powerful system they want they want everyone to over look production factors that could be non existent a few months from now. and over exaggerate benefits of a very small factor.

The Ps4 only has a few few games that run at higher resolutions some dont even look better and none look so much better they render the other useless.

I mean if we are talking about things i cant believe they leave out dedicated servers is a big one that jumps out. Where is the online play comparisons of COD and BF4 and NBA2k14 and NFS and Madden. Lets see if dedicated servers mean something.

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