Submitted by Magnus701 532d ago | opinion piece

Power Leveled: What Would You Change About the Xbox One?

The console wars are in full swing now with the PS4 and Xbox One finally hitting homes around the world. We’ve had extensive play time with both consoles here at Power Leveled and have experienced the ups and downs with the new generation.

The great thing about this generation, and the last, is that things can change. With that being said, I am going to give my opinions on what changes Microsoft should make on the Xbox One. (Microsoft, Tag Invalid, Xbox One)

GamersHeaven  +   533d ago
Lalanana  +   533d ago
Just another troll I see. Rushed to spread negativity

Off topic incoming from mods..yet the troll won't be flagged.
Regis  +   532d ago
I would change the removable harddrive to increase the space in a drive and not violate the warranty and make kinnect a optional thing.
Z_-_D_-_3  +   532d ago
I would change everything too - The design, indie policies, focus on entertainment, Kinect's level of importance, invest in first party studios, improve Games For Gold, Go for better hardware.

I just described a PS4, though.
Insomnia_84  +   532d ago
Would you stop your childish complaints? That's his opinion and here goes mine...

I would change the company that makes it.

There, cry some more, geez!
Lukas_Japonicus  +   532d ago
How can YOU call anyone a troll? You are one of the biggest known trolls of this website.
mrpsychoticstalker  +   531d ago
Totally agree with you
Pogmathoin  +   531d ago
Why would mods switch sides Lalanana? It would make them look bad.
EasilyTheBest  +   533d ago
Pathetic. If it had a 1000 cores and was more powerful than all computers and consoles combined and was given away for free you would find something wrong with it...
malokevi  +   532d ago
I was disappointed to discover it wasn't actually a water cooler. Fix this, MS!
cyguration  +   532d ago
Dang you stole my response.
christocolus  +   532d ago

I believe this article is directed at fans of the console, those who own it, planning to get one or are atleast genuinely interested in the console..definitly not you bro.
JsonHenry  +   532d ago
I would not have skimped on the GPU, got rid of the ESRAM, and went fully unified no gimmicks and had ~10gigs of ram total instead of 8. In order to pay for all of this I would not have included kinect and left the voice commands up to your gamepad-microphone like the PS4 did.
jessupj  +   532d ago
Honestly if nothing was changed except that instead of MS being the manufacture it was a better company that actually respected the gamer and didn't try to completely ruin console gaming in the name of greed with draconian DRM, the xbone would be a viable console.

I'd still buy the PS4 initially because it's significantly more power and so will hae better performing multiplats, but I would possibly buy one a few years down the line for it's exclusives if there's a lot of good ones Ié missed out on.

As it stands, as long as MS is in control of the direction the xbone is headed I'm staying the hell away from it.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   532d ago
Honestly if wasn't for the decision that M$ may before the 180 it would soll more than PS4
aviator189  +   533d ago
I'm digging mine so far, but one thing I'd tweak is the interface. It needs background pics (I mean...come on..), party chat needs polishing, friends list needs tweaking, some features missing from 360 interface need to come back, and well, I can't really say anything other than that.

I'm sure it'll all be patched in future updates.
Magnus701  +   533d ago
After the update last night, the interface has been running a lot smoother and faster. Just got to wait for them to roll out the features like twitch streaming and general improvements over time.

A lot of this stuff will be fixed with updates within the next year.
aviator189  +   532d ago
Yeah, main thing I'm looking forward to is twitch integration.
I hope they nail the app.
skoorydook  +   532d ago
Dunno, let you know when I get one.

Only played a little of DR3 on my mates so far
MonkeyOne  +   532d ago
Allow me to stream my archive of music, TV shows, movies and other media to the device for pete's sake. And yes that means MKV's too.

My $89 Roku player blows the One away as a media player.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   532d ago
I logged in just to say HELL YEAH!
MonkeyOne  +   532d ago
It's ridiculous

They defined the One as a media center hub but it can't even browse a PC share like the 360 can.

It's a joke and they need to fix it.

If they want to make some money off of the ability to stream media then sell me an app that does it.

$65 is fair for a media streamer app.
webeblazing  +   532d ago
damn I thought it would be able to do that. do you have to win8 to do it ?
Magnus701  +   532d ago
Yeah, pretty sure the "xbox music" app for Win 8 (fuck that) allows you to do all the media sharing you want with the Xbox One. But you need Win 8.....which sucks. Wish they would at least bring back media center integration.
MonkeyOne  +   532d ago
Windows 8 may give you a little more streaming abilities but i'm pretty sure it still doesn't play MKV format.
webeblazing  +   532d ago
xbox music app sucks on win8 sooo annoying why didn't they just split the os when your installing in the being to just get rid of the mobile part things pop up when you don't want it, it would been better if they were link to the programs like Ubuntu but I guess they copied wrong.

sorry for being off topic I hope the patch the xbone for yall to get it working like yall want it to.
Bubz to yall for responding
dennett316  +   532d ago
Ditch Kinect. Beef up the specs. Build a mic and basic camera into the controller for voice controls and skype usage, and rely on Smartglass for browsing the UI and using the TV functions if they must be kept. Ideally I'd ditch that notion as well, but it's the one thing that separates the One from the PS4, so could be worth keeping. If they wanted a gimmicky way to sign into the console, then a thumb print scanner on the controller would have worked nicely in that regard.

As it is, we're stuck with a console with an inaccurate motion control camera which doesn't benefit any game other than dance games, and a severely under-powered machine due to the development being put into the insipid camera. Kinect is a waste of resources.
webeblazing  +   532d ago
i didn't disagree because i repect your opinion, Kinect seem like it would be a nice feature haven't tried the new one. whats so bad about it beside being worthless in games right now.. matter fact that a huge neg lol. all the other idea you post are great ideas especially the one about the controller putting a camera on it would seem like a great idea. i play with my arms bent like 90* infront of me so the camera would be at the perfect place if im skyping and playing the game.

i thought they had smartglass for the interface too. i would of expected everyone to say better specs tho especially how everyone bashes on it for that one reason.

oh heres a BUB liked your comment
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gamertk421  +   532d ago
Party chat and games need to be tweaked to be easier/better, but that is already in the works. As long as that is done before Titanfall I'll be alright.
SilentGuard  +   532d ago
Bring everything that the 360 had that was left out of the XBone. Why no customization of profiles, such as motto, location, and bio that gave some personality and interest to profiles on 360? Why no voice messaging? Why no cd ripping and music playback? Why no storage management? Seems the 360 can do more with its UI than the One.
Magnus701  +   532d ago
You can also replace the hard drive in the 360 easily and legally.
svoulis  +   532d ago
The UI I like the games but the UI is horrible to me. I also hate windows 8 UI so that could be part the reason. Oh and install times....are ridiculous. Load times in games are bad too..If you die in Dead Rising 3 it can take up to 2 minutes to load back to last save..

Just the speed really other then that I'm ok with it I can learn to be ok with the UI
webeblazing  +   532d ago
yea i hated win8 ui i could of learnt to use it but Fuk that just reinstalled win7 and gave it away. it was too much work for no reason. NO REASON. and its weird they own Skype now but you have to download it to use it normally because the app vers is so annoying
gedden7  +   532d ago
The system is fine. i would change the mandatory instalations and UI.. the ui is the worse ui i have ever used for gaming.. to the clumsy kinect voice commands to the layers on layers to find simple things like party chatting... the 360's ui is leagues better.
TRD4L1fe  +   532d ago
mandatory installs. the rest is good to me
Scatpants  +   532d ago
I would change the way the dashboard is layed out. It's way too unintuitive if you don't feel like using voice commands, which I usually don't. Seems like a step back from 360.
InTheZoneAC  +   532d ago
-controller needs to be more like any dualshock controller
-system should run efficiently at half the size
-no external power supply to take up more space
-no disc read errors or disc grinds
-free to play online or offer what PS+ offers
-more worth exclusives
-no kinect
-cheaper price
Benchm4rk  +   532d ago
Go buy a PS4 then cause thats just what you described besides the exclusives part, thats just a subjective opinion as some people dont care much for sony exclusives
InTheZoneAC  +   532d ago
since you have some memory loss the article clearly states, "What Would You Change About the Xbox One?"

I'm not even sure why you replied to my post...

And FYI, most people that "don't care" for sony exclusives probably never gave any of them a chance.

Your logic...brilliant!
Benchm4rk  +   532d ago
When everything you state that you would change about the xbox one makes it exactly like the ps4 then there is an easier option for you. GO AND BUY A PS4. If both consoles were identical than there would be no need for two consoles in the first place. If you want to play games with a controller like the Dualshock 4 than go use the Dualshock 4. Why strip away the unique things each console brings to the table. And im sure lots of people gave Sony exclusives a chance, I know I did. Im just not a big fan of them.

Your logic....Ridiculous
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InTheZoneAC  +   531d ago
again, I answered the only question presented in this article

no where did it say for someone to whine about someone else's opinion that they may not agree with.

I don't care what YOU like, you shouldn't care what I like, but you just need to accept my opinion on this matter since it's open for any response.

Good day, sir!
Benchm4rk  +   531d ago
I respect that your entitled to your opinion. Honestly I agree with like 90% of what you said. No external power supply, Smaller more efficient size and more offerings on Xbox Live similar to ps+ especially. I guess when you opened up your comment with the controller needs to be more like the dualshock I went on the defensive and took you as just a trolling fanboy. Which ever system you have chosen I hope your happy with it.

Happy Gaming
Evilsnuggle  +   532d ago
I would remove Kincet completely. Give the xBoned a better GPU something like 2.5-3Tflops.
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xCOWBOYx78x  +   532d ago
MP3 and MP4 playback
Access to the HDD
Battery Power Indicator
Change Background
Be able to earn Achievements offline
Be able to see your Achievements and profile offline
Benchm4rk  +   532d ago
Totally agree with you there mate. Id just add to bring back the party chat system from the 360.
ROQFrost  +   532d ago
PS4 > Xboned
Stevefantisy  +   532d ago
I have heard the triggers are kinda funky on the controler.
curtis92  +   532d ago
OS tweaks, options, removable hard drive, controller with charger built in. ability to uninstall tv software if you don't plan to use it for that.
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Deathdeliverer  +   532d ago
Everything cowboy said and I would make the dashboard less cluttered. I'm sure alot of people love the ui, but in my opinion it is tedious as hell to navigate. Menus within menus. The store should be changed also. It does not show everthing. You MUST use the search if you want to go through the movie listings or the games. Apps also. Far too much digging involved. It's like they felt that being more complicated makes it better. I'd rather have things a bit more straight forward. Changing the background would be pointless because you wouldn't be able to see it behind all those squares.
PS3n360  +   532d ago
really If the console price was adjusted to match its power compared to ps4 I would be fine with it as it is. I could stomach the lack of power if it came in at $349. I am a long time xbox supporter but I do like to think that I am buying cutting edge (for a console) or getting a deal and so far XBO offers neither so I am standing by for a change of heart or price.
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Holeran  +   532d ago
I honestly think I would of gone for a Quad core home cpu instead of mobile and given it a better gpu. But I was also of the mindset that when PS4 did come out that I wanted to see them use a 32 spu cell processor because they had already made them. A 32 spu cell processor with 8 gigs of GDDR5 ram and a decent gpu would of been amazing. I thought most developers at this time had already learned enough about the cell architecture. Look at what Naughty Dog has done with a 8 spu processor with 512 total mb ram, unbelievable.
Adolph Fitler  +   532d ago
I would change it into a PS4.

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