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Xbox Is For The Players

Let’s hop in our magical time machine and head back to the Xbox One reveal 2013. It was a horrible moment in Xbox history to say the least. Announcing always online, some horrendous DRM policies & making TV a priority Xbox seemed to be completely disconnected from what gamers wanted.

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The_Infected95d ago (Edited 95d ago )

“Xbox Is For The Players”

PS4 continues to pump out amazing games and exclusives. Can’t say the same for Xbox. Therefore PlayStation is for the players.

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Woolly_94d ago

this is about why Xbox is for the players. Damn. lol

The_Infected94d ago (Edited 94d ago )

“this is about why Xbox is for the players.”

Gamers chose PS4 over Xbox so it’s obviously not for the players. Lol

Woolly_94d ago (Edited 94d ago )

the article is talking about how the Xbox One has improved since launch, and how it is now for the players.
giving gamers what they want... from BC to X...

It's not saying the PS4 can't be for the players too.. ^_^. smh.

Septic94d ago

"It's not saying the PS4 can't be for the players too.. ^_^. smh."

😂

Tbh it's VERY clear that the massive difference in power causes others unease to the point where third party games aren't even regarded as games by some but the point remains; Xbox has improved in a lot of areas and the One X is another example staring at the face of all those that said Xbox would be no more.

Can't wait for the beast 😁

andrewsquall94d ago

@Woolly_ Partial BC with that one game you are probably still waiting for. Why do yous always seem to leave the "partial" part out when talking about Xbone BC as if it is PS2 levels of BC???

uptownsoul94d ago (Edited 94d ago )

@Woolly_ - "the article is talking about how the Xbox One has improved since launch, and how it is now for the players.
giving gamers what they want... from BC to X..."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't players want NEW games more than BC or X? And while Microsoft started out dropping games in the 1st few years, 2016 & 2017 hasn't shown Microsoft doing much on the front.

Death94d ago

@infected,

Your insecurity is showing again.

segamaniaco94d ago

Do gamers want a 500$ current-gen (8th gen) console in 2017/2018?

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DarXyde94d ago (Edited 94d ago )

You can't really deny that Microsoft has changed how they did things at Xbox substantially since the 2013. They've made a lot of great moves. I think they did a lot of things right in the past four years. That said, I haven't bought any Xbox One games in quite some time. I was really looking forward to Quantum Break and REALLY looking forward to Scalebound. One of them was cancelled while the other didn't really click with me.

I don't think the Xbox One holds a candle to PlayStation 4-- not even a little -- but credit where it's due: Microsoft has gotten better. I feel that they certainly need more software, by that's really my only complaint.

bluefox75594d ago

Agreed. They did a lot of good things, but IMO, they did the wrong good things. It's like if you have a car, and the engine is starting go bad. But instead of fixing the engine, you decide to get a new paint job, update the suspension, and give it a tune up. Everything you did was good, but you ignored the real problem.

Elda94d ago

They haven't gotten better far as exclusive games are concerned,MS should have a plethora of first party studios pumping out mind blowing original exclusives first & foremost & then had the hardware ready to show the games off.It seems their actions are a$$ backwards.

rainslacker94d ago

I think they've been doing good on a lot of the features and value added aspects of the system, and they do have some quality games. But their apparent output of games since QB released has been extremely lackluster. I've seen better launches of whole consoles with more games than MS has for the entire year, and what they have coming isn't exactly all that compelling for 4 years into the generation. Aside from Forza, they're propping up games which are generally used as filler material in slower months as the central part of their release schedule.

BIGBOSS0893d ago (Edited 93d ago )

Where the hell are the games though? Those killer games that you buy a console for? Microsoft have none. That's why xbox one is selling so little. They ain't giving people Any reasons to buy one. Crackdown 3, sea of thieves and cup head ain't games that you buy a console for. They ain't must play games like last of us, spiderman, mario, zelda , god of war etc.. Microsoft with all their money have no huge big budget blockbuster games? Really? Just what the hell are they even doing over there? Stuffing all that cash up their asses?

madforaday93d ago

That complaint in my mind is the biggest one a console could have. How can a console be for the gamer when the main games they provide are BC? It's been 3 generations that MS has been in and we are still talking about Halo, Gears, and Forza. I don't see how they can be for the players when players want to play games. It is really that simple, but we have these articles who try and justify with what they are doing. If you came out with the Xbox one X and 2 new IP exclusives that took advantage of the new console. People will be talking about that system and games all over the place. All we talk about is the power this console could have. It is just silly what we talk about in this industry.

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Fonso12894d ago

Lol Microsoft went to E3 2017 with only three 1st party games and none of them are even exclusive to the Xbone. Now Sony on the other hand they are for the gamers. They have so many 1st party games and exclusive games to look forward too. PS Life

LandoCalrissiano94d ago

E3, more than 20 exclusives. Shut up about no games. Just because the exclusives don't entice you doesn't mean others feel the same. The last of us, uncharted and spiderman don't entice mean but you don't hear me trolling that Sony doesn't have exclusives. Seriously, shut up.

AmUnRa93d ago

A lot of launch exclusive. indie games also
.But but the PS4 is the indiestation😉
Indie's are only filling up the lack of AAA excl. games, blablabla.

But now the shoe is on the other foot, and carma is a bitch😉

StuffAndThings94d ago

Users like you are why this site is in the shit hole state its in lol

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Nu94d ago

PlayStation is for the Gamers!!!

DJStotty93d ago (Edited 93d ago )

Playstation is for the Playstation players. If it was for the "gamers" collectively then everyone would have one.

I dont have a playstation, i have an xbox one (day one launch edition) and have had no complaints about it whatsoever. I have a current backlog of 187 games. (no games lol) in those 187 i think about a third are "microsoft" exclusives or however categorising them makes PS4 fans feel better.

I also have a PC but it is not upto gaming standards of today

1Victor94d ago

It can't be denied that Xbox have changed for the better since 2013 but the 1X won't change the hard feelings and bad taste on smart Xbox gamers that left to PlayStation for those is too late as they already took roots on PS and by now have a big library of games and friends, power was never the problem with the xb1. Now the next gen is coming soon and IF Microsoft continues to listen to their community next gen they got a good chance to get the players that left back and I hope they do because like it or not Sony and Microsoft need each other to keep us happy

Iloveherliezz93d ago

Hey guys a positive Xbox article where the first comment summarized is "PlayStation...... Blah blah blah... Games blah blah... The best..." look it has the most likes too! Man what else is new on N4G?

shinrock93d ago

Just another day on the n4.

S2Killinit93d ago

Xbox is for people who want forza/halo/gears.

XanderZane93d ago (Edited 93d ago )

XBox is heading in the right direction. They are more for the player now they when they launched the XB1 in 2013. That's a fact. Sony wasn't always for the player either. When they launched the PS3, they were for the movie fanatics as they marketed the PS3 as a Blu-Ray player first instead of a game console. Every PS3 commercial that came was showing Blu-Ray movies playing on the PS3. After Blu-Ray beat out HD-DVD, then Sony started marketing the PS3 as a game console.

@The_Infected
So over 30 million XB1 sold aren't for the players? lol!! Please sit down. They don't need to outsell the PS4 to be for the player. The PS3 and XBox 360 didn't last gen and they were still 'for the players'.

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Septic94d ago

Powerful hardware, great features and now diversity. Xbox is definitely for the players and doing better at it. It just needs to sort out games in the exclusives department but otherwise it's really turned things around.

Can't wait for the beastly One X !

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-Foxtrot94d ago (Edited 94d ago )

Doing better at it....lol

I don't see Microsofts Horizon, still don't see their answer to Uncharted or a game like Gravity Rush, Nier, Nioh, Yakuza 0 a good well crafted remake like Crash Bandicoot people really want, a JRPG like Persona 5

New franchises, sequels, remakes, remasters, DLC expansions, that's just from the first half of the year.

Microsoft have had plenty of time to sort their shit out, it dosen't help when they were talking about investing in games years ago which should have been finished development by now yet they are saying roughly the exact same things about "future games" which are apparently another 3-4 years away. It's a constant loop, in 3-4 years they'll probably get to next gen and say something like "Oh we have more games coming, it's just with it being a new generation we want them to get familiar with the console with old franchises like Halo 6 and Gears of War 5, they'll be ready in 3-4 years"

Septic94d ago

It might not be for you but for Xbox fans who don't get a peptic ulcer every time Forza is mentioned or are looking forward to games like Crackdown, Cuphead, State of Decay 2 etc and appreciate backwards compatibility or digital trading and also appreciate the fact that Xbox has listened after it's initial missteps, it's certainly got better.

"I don't see Microsofts Horizon, still don't see their answer to Uncharted or a game like Gravity Rush, Nier, Nioh, Yakuza 0 "

You've got a PS4 for those?

Like I said, they need to work on their exclusive front but they have righted some of the wrongs.

Sunny_D94d ago

It might not be for you but for Xbox fans who don't get a peptic ulcer every time Forza is mentioned or are looking forward to games like Crackdown, Cuphead, State of Decay 2 etc and appreciate backwards compatibility or digital trading and also appreciate the fact that Xbox has listened after it's initial missteps, it's certainly got better.

I mean how much longer do you guys want to wait? That's all you seem to be doing. Is waiting an exclusive feature of the Xbox?

RadicalCannibal94d ago

You just listed a load of single player RPGs. Xbox is for the players, online

Death94d ago

I don't think Microsoft targets as many Japanese gamers as Sony. As for not having an answer for Horizon or Uncharted, Sony doesn't have an answer for Gears or Halo. If you are a racing fan, Sony really doesn't have an answer for Forza or Forza Horizon yet. I don't see their answer to Sea of Thieves or Crackdown either. It's almost like these are two entirely separate companies targeting two distinct groups of gamers with their exclusives.

SynKakarrot94d ago

that's why I have my ps4 and xbox for the for my xbox fav and I'm loving them

imtiyaz694d ago

MS fanboys think of Gears and Halo as Xbox's staple franchises and elevate them to Nintendo's 'Mario' and 'Zelda', except Gears and Halo aren't even close and are dying franchises, which will never be as critically acclaimed as Nintendo or Sony exclusives. MS made no attempt to reinvent Gears or Halo, like God of War 4 or Zelda were. MS should have killed them years ago and moved on if they had any respect for gaming as an art. Imagine if MS had a franchise consistently rated 90+ on metacritic like Uncharted, they'd keep milking it even after it became as insipid as Gears.

LordJamar94d ago

@septic dont bother with people like him look at what website your on look at your down votes this is not a positive xbox site or even neutral it is a sony fan site

FinalFantasyFanatic93d ago

@Death,

I'm pretty sure we could find a PS game that fills Forza's spot, personally I would like a new Ridge Racer. As for Gears and Halo, they are dying franchises like someone said (Personally I think Final Fantasy is in the same boat). And those were games were THE games to buy an Xbox for, they really need new blood.

@RadicalCannibal

Xbox has a better online service, no disputing that. But there's plenty of games on PS that you can play online, no problem there.

@LordJamar

Were you using this site last gen? No? Then you'd know it was a different story back then, it's not as bias as you think it is, the majority just prefer Playstation this gen compared to last gen where it was Xbox.

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Bigpappy94d ago

If people read the article objectively and leave the fanboyism at the door, they will be able to see that the article is actually on the money when it comes to a game-plan to win back favor with gamers. Having a very powerful console is a great launching pad. They can build around that going forward.

_LarZen_94d ago

Logic don't work here when 9/10 are youngsters that have to defend their plastic box.

trooper_94d ago

Criticism doesn't equal fanboyism.

Razzer94d ago

But like you have said before, Xbox needs more games.

Bigpappy94d ago

You mean more exclusives.

Razzer94d ago (Edited 94d ago )

"What does the Xbox have other than the most powerful console on Earth but without any games?"
-Septic/Gaz

http://www.gameondaily.com/...

uptownsoul94d ago

@Septic - "Powerful hardware, great features and now diversity. Xbox is definitely for the players and doing better at it. It just needs to sort out games in the exclusives department but otherwise it's really turned things around."

Sorry but Xbox can't be for the players if they haven't sorted out their own games yet...Games are more important than hardware or features

SynKakarrot94d ago

so much simpler to say not for me instead ....ur opinion not mine and I'm a gamer

TKCMuzzer94d ago (Edited 94d ago )

@Septic
Come on cut it out, stop using the the word 'beast' or 'beastly' it destroys any credibility you may be clinging onto. It sounds so childish which is odd as you are all going on about how its for the hardcore.
Oooh, beastly, sound ridiculous to be honest.

Death94d ago

It's not as bad as the people pretending 1000+ games is the same as no games. People like to use some very niche titles that sell very little as the reason PlayStation is the only console that matters. It wouldn't be so bad if people actually bought the games. Performance wise they might as well be Screamride.

SynKakarrot94d ago

http://n4g.com/news/1188430... wasn't so ridiculous then? just read the first comment and how many agrees on paying 430 to 530 for a ps4, compare that to the X....I guess the xbox x is a beast ..just deal with it....

trooper_94d ago (Edited 94d ago )

Powerful hardware and no impressive games.

It's 2017. Microsoft should have gotten their crap together years ago.

Shadyceaser94d ago

Ok Microsoft who could most likely buy Sony 100 Times with the cash they have in the bank. .. Sony who is just keeping there head above water thanks to the ps4 ... As everything else they sell is bieng killed by the competition.
"no impressive games"
How would you know?
You obviously don't own an Xbox.
I agree Microsoft miss stepped , but Imo its a better service , its a better console and very soon it will be the best console on the market.

Yes I have a PlayStation 4

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Razzer93d ago

"Microsoft who could most likely buy Sony 100 Times with the cash they have in the bank"

Not because of Xbox revenue. That is for damn sure.

C02rEthgInDim94d ago

It's good to see N4G still a Sony haven. All about exclusives now.. lol, after it was about 1080p and 3rd party games looking better. Xbox X is going to destroy the competition now with the way games look and play.

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Silly gameAr94d ago

Oh please. Everything that MS did was supposed to destroy the competition. Cloud, DX12, The xbox one S, UHD blu ray, and now the xboxonex. You guys fall for the hype every single time.

Rude-ro94d ago

You will have a console that spits in the faces of the loyal that bought the Xbox one.
They basically are saying, software wise, this is all we have so we have to go after those loyal to third party developers.
The entire last year was about the Xbox one x.
AAA games that have been shown off are all about the Xbox one x.
Sure, comment commanders like yourself is bragging about the power, but true consumers are standing there with another console and 6 years of asking themselves why buy an Xbox.

This power thing was because Microsoft released a 360.5 with a very hard time reaching current hd. It was and is a joke. They adjusted the price, sure... but consumers are still standing there wondering why is Microsoft in the gaming business. I mean, technically, they have been in the market to provide gaming longer than others with 30 years of the pc business...
why should the software STILL be a question unless their goal is still only to monopolize and to make sure Sony does not try to redesign hardware that could change computing against microsofts operating systems like they were doing years ago.

SpaceRanger94d ago

"...now diversity."

What diversity? There's more diversity in resolutions across MS' games than there is in genre or story. Sorry Septic, but no matter how much you say a lie, it's not going to come true. There's enough stats and evidence to back that up.

rainslacker94d ago

I miss the days when I actually respected your comments. Maybe you just gave up trying to be normal. You were one of the few Xbox fans on this site who I could cite as not being an idiot, and an example of a person who could make great comments without the silly overzealous bias, or the hate to the competition.

Now though....well, you're just another fan boy.

Such a shame. One of the good one's lost to the troll side.

Bennibop93d ago

@Septic - there is no diversity in Xbox games lineup as it is reliant on third party games which are available on other platforms, do you work for Microsoft as you seem to spin there PR bullsh!t constantly.

Major_Glitch93d ago

The xxboxx? You mean that console that's going to be outsold by the Switch? Welcome to third place MS...again.

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ARESWARLORD94d ago

Well I will definitely admit the Xbox one X is an absolute Beast for a gaming console I'm more than happy with my PS4 Pro. But if you're going to play a lot of multi-platform so you can go either way I'm not a blind Fanboy I can admit when the power is there.

mike32UK94d ago

The third party players 😎

NiteX93d ago (Edited 93d ago )

PC is on a whole other level with games though. Majority of its user base don't really give a damn about console games. They just play Counter Strike or DOTA, or whatever MMO.