Over the past few days I have been thinking, what are the best things Xbox have given the world? So I set about the quest to find a Top 5 things that changed the way we game thanks to Microsoft’s little green box.
why not say 4 things that none wanted and are destroying gaming: DLCs , Subscriptions , Yearly releases of garbage game IP (COD,AssCr),oversimplification of games for wide access from under-age people ...and they just missed the opportunity to impose on us DRM and 24/7 surveillance
"Yearly releases of garbage game IP (COD,AssCr)" Lol right...because Xbox is responsible for THIRD PARTY titles. "oversimplification of games for wide access from under-age people" Lmao what. You forgot to add ebola to the list of things xbox is responsible for. Oh and add habitual trolls to the list.
Sony fanboys gave us the trolls. They were around before XBOX, but continue to spread like a virus and destroy everything they come in contact with.
"You forgot to add ebola to the list of things xbox is responsible for." Hilarious! +bubbs Septic. I'm scared that someone would actually think MS would be responsible for the things breakpad listed.
You forgot day one patches ;) I might do that next week haha
Assasins creed and COD? Lmao. Is this a joke or a lame attempt at trolling? @septic “You forgot to add ebola to the list of things xbox is responsible for. Oh and add habitual trolls to the list.” Lmao.
"You forgot to add ebola to the list of things xbox is responsible for. Oh and add habitual trolls to the list." Haha! bubs to septic for this one. Had me rolling in my seat. Nothing attracts trolls more than an xbox one. a certain fanboy group shows an unhealthy amount of interest in X1. Just get over yourselves and by one. The games are so good, it has a way of making you forget that there is more powerful hardware. And none of those more powerful hardwares will be playing halo forza, gears etc... soooooo.
Above. ..i don't think that xbox attracts more trolls than anyone else is accurate. Good and bad news About ps4 or xbox attracts trolls on a equal level..it just xbox generates more news than any other console, good or bad. Dx12. Cloud. Drm. Esram. 720p vs 1080p. 792p. 900p. Ms selling xbox. Ms keeping xbox. Phil said this or that. I can go on...i can list ps4 things too but this generation xbox has had much more news than any console generation I've seen.
It's definitely responsible for the dude-bro-ification of gaming although that's mainly the U.S.'s education system's fault
The two big dude bro shooters, GeOW and Halo, would have been made with or without the Xbox brand. They were thought of outside of MS intervention. MS had nothing to do with COD which is the 3rd big one. Since Xbox had 2 of the big 3 exclusively, it just happened to become associated with that eventual trend in gaming. So the reality is that dude-bro-ification probably would have happened anyways as gaming went from a nerdy subculture, into more mainstream thing that boys wanted to be a part of, and now it's moving into a more mainstream past time where everyone can play no matter their social affiliation.
I love that they created a unified achievement system that Sony copied, to this day only Microsoft and Sony get it right.
I prefer Sony's trophy system but yes, kudos to MS for coming up with an ingenious unified system.
The one thing that I like about the trophy system more than the achievements, is that Sony tells you how rare each specific trophy is. That's a cool feature.
Ps4 can do the smart glass thing too...but maybe xbox has more features for it?? Haven't used it too much or compared them. The guide sounds pretty cool. for me, the 360 controller was the best xbox controller. The new one gets uncomfortable quite quickly and not as responsive as I'd like. Achievements were a cool idea that extends replayability. I'm glad Sony took note of this one as the trophy system is really good too.
You really can't deny that Xbox has really shaped the way online gaming and social interactions occurs on consoles.
Yeah it really did lead the way by doing it right. Only a fool would deny the huge strides console gaming has made in the online space courtesy of the Xbox.
Like I said in the top 5, Imagine if Sega would have gotten the Online Gaming right, The Dreamcast failure basically crushed Sega just like they are doing to the sonic franchise :/
I fully agree with this. I had a DC and played the odd game online that supported the feature (mostly chu chu rocket, which while good, is not exactly halo ) It would be years later when I got an X360 and randomly got the bright idea of connecting an ethernet cable, using the 1 month scratch card I got in one of my games ( I think it was PGR, if memory serves me correctly) I jumped in..and never looked back. I didnt even wait for the one month gold trial to expire to get my first full year of XBL. Probably my biggest landmark moment in gaming. Before that my friends would come to my house and we would have game nights on everything from 4 player halo to timesplitters to fifa to soulcalibur 2. When I showed my friends R6:vegas and gears...we all just decided to play online with each other., Still do the game night thing, just on xbl, now. and I have to thank MS for introducing me to my Xbox live friends. some of them I have known for over seven years now. I dont think that would have happened on any other console. at that point MS did something beyond gaming for me. In that time I have watched my XBL friends get married, have kids, graduate..and one messy divorce...we was all there for THAT guy. Stuff like that meant we (as in my circle of peeps) were always going to be xbox guys. XBL is ...home, for us. Everytime MS releases a new gen xbox I know atleast 60 people who will buy it, no questions asked. So imagine how mad I was at MS, at their initial reveal...made me buy the PS4 at launch, but I noticed my homies and family were not budging.Some of them are still on X360 but slowly making that transition(proof enough to me that MS were stepping up their game) So Xmas 2014..I finally bought one and kicked myself for not getting it at launch. First thing I did? play BF and halo with em!
Cool remember when each concept came along it was and still are cool.
Honourable Mention: 2004 - Xbox Live Arcade... and the start of downloadable demos That one saved me mega bucks on not having to by game magazines to get demos on disc!
I miss those old demo discs. OPSM had some awesome ones every month.
Xbox gave us the guide on 360 and then they took it away. And gave that ugly snap guide thing. 360 guide > one guide
I was disappointed at that also. But then when you think about it pressing the Xbox button on the X1 controller puts the game automatically in pause or suspend and you are free to go to whatever app or feature on the dashboard. So a guide doesn't really make sense.
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