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Why Xbox One is the Porsche, all I need is the keys to drive

MichaelLito79 | 994d ago
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So according to a large portion of gamers on this site Xbox is dead as soon as it arrives.

Console's have already begun to change 2 generations ago, there is not one console who is not always online to get the full maximized gaming potential, there is not one console who does not provide entertainment apps. Almost every single console has adapted that philosphy way before MS did. Sorry to burst any ones bubble the future of consoles is more than just gaming. Don't get me wrong, I am all for a powerful gaming system. What truly gets to me is how a company like MS gives you there plan for Xbox One and the wave of hate continues to ignite for a system that just provided you with phase one of there plans. The amount of negative bias towards MS is totally uncalled for gamers are truly creating negative stories with out seeing the entire picture.

I know MS gave us more on entertainment then they did about games on there reveal show. I get that gamers want to feed there appetites but lets be honest, it is not like they did not make some mention of what there plans are for E3.

MS shared/discussed the following:

That E3 is all about the games (Isn't E3 for gamers)
They showed off the console and how it works
Call of Duty Ghost
EA Sports Games
They mention 15 Exclusive for first year alone, 8 brand new IP's and 7 existing franchises
A New IP, from Remedy, Quantum Break
A New Forza 5
A New Controller
Kinect 2.0
The newly announced Halo Show being developed by Steven Spielberg
Xbox powered by Cloud
300 thousand servers will be available for Xbox live meaning better matchmaking

Directly following the show a ton of information followed:

Ryse to be revealed at E3 a controller based game powered by kinect
Tusk Studios New IP
Rare bringing back a franchise.
Skype intergration will power cross chat
Microsoft investing billions on game developement
Remote play to allow friends to assist you in games
Bungie's Destiny also coming to Xbox one
Ubisoft all games coming to Xbox one
The console is not always online but yes will require a connection for Multiplayer and update's (just like any current gen systems)

I ask what is it about the announcements that makes you feel that Xbox One is not for hardcore gamers. When you launch a system and give a media briefing not all information comes out at once. If you look at CES for example they announce products but not all information on the product is available until a later date. Before you make your judgments/decisions remember one thing Xbox had to come out and show the console first. After all, when you go to a dealer to purchase a car you have to know what kind of car you want and what it can do before you make your decision. That leads to getting the keys to start the car of your choice. As of right now Xbox has that Porsche that will make you want to get the keys (which is software) to start that car. When I saw Sony's PS4 conference they gave me keys (which is software and hands down they did a fantastic job showing off games) but no car to drive, just features that I can plainly find in any device.

I see a ton of articles nitpicking games that MS showed, by indicating they only showed off cutscenes, EA games or Athletes and Call of Duty. Remember for years people have plain out claimed that Xbox 360 has fallen off on new IP's. So MS stating that they are changing that with Xbox One by investing billions and having about 15 Exclusives available the first year of XBox One's lifecycle all of sudden is a bad thing? I don't understand gamers they often agree to disagree. At the Sony show I saw more multiplatform games then I did exclusives. Guess what all of those games are also coming to XBox One and many were shown via cutscenes. So again what is it that brings gamers to believe Xbox One is not for games. When MS is just showing phase one of there console's strengths by teasing us with a few announcements and clearly stating you will see another part at E3. Your choice for a system should be the one that caters to you period. Right Now I Like Remedy, I like Turn 10, I like 343, EA has always delivered and so on. I also love Xbox live and a few apps that I use. Just like I am positive so many gamer's love there system of choice and believe it or not actually use it for more then just gaming. I get that everyone wanted to see games more then the system's functionality. I also agree that they should have shown off a little more. I disagree with the wave of hate because they actually told you days before the show that the story will be told in 2 events.

If MS clearly stay's on path with E3 and it is about the games. Meaning less talk at a gaming show about tv and more about games and how Xbox One works with them. It is the competition(Sony with PS4) who will have a lot more to prove because they have to show the console how it will work with games and at the same time share space with psvita and ps3, while trying to cram it in a 90 minute show. So why not wait till after E3 to express your feelings about Xbox One, take that with what they have showcased and if it does not impress you, by all means, continue feeding the media and create what is truly killing gaming, negativity not MS.

Gimmemorebubblez  +   994d ago
......................Nice blog and for the sake of gaming I hope your right. Its just in the past MS has spewed time and time again promises that never came to pass. Also I can tell you are an avid Xbox gamer because of your Halo profile pic.

Edit: The Xbox One internet connection requires you to connect once every 24 hours.<<<<<< Thats different from this gen.

Also the anti-consumer stuff should not be supported by ANYONE and don't think Sony wont have some sort of answer to MS's entertainment. The Ps3 was the all in one entertainment system and Sony has largest back-catalogue of TV shows, Music and Movies.
The Xbox ONE HAS ONLY shown how it changes from TV to gaming. You still need a cable box. Its pointless. However Im sure MS will have a few surprises at E3.
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HammadTheBeast  +   993d ago
This article reeks of denial to be honest, a lot of what the author has said are assumptions, and tiny useless things we already knew twisted into good news.

But good job for writing your opinion though.
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SilentNegotiator  +   993d ago
IDK, Porsche totally checks my keys before I get permission to drive the car I bought.
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GalacticEmpire  +   993d ago
Does Microsoft have your daughter?

Do you want me to call Liam Neeson?

On topic: Most of the hate is from the anti-consumer practices that MS has put into place on Xbone not because there wasn't enough games shown. They will certainly have more games at E3 but does that really make up for online DRM and used games penny pinching? A lot of people don't think it does.
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MichaelLito79  +   993d ago
It seem to me that you work for MS and you know the whole story. LOL

I would say that right now there is a lot of misinformation about the whole DRM thing and used games policy. I am sure that will all get cleared up in due time.
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GalacticEmpire  +   993d ago
"I am sure that will all get cleared up in due time."

Yes, I'm sure it will and I look forward to reading your blog about how DRM, mandatory Kinect and blocked used games are awesome for the games industry.
SilentNegotiator  +   993d ago
Still playing up that angle?
Are you sure that YOOOOOOU don't work for Microsoft or one of their buddies in the media?

Phil Harrison already opened his mouth about the whole thing; we already know your company's intentions, Microsoft employee.
e-p-ayeaH  +   993d ago
A porsche with poor gas milage.

-Mandatory installs
-always online (at least 1 time per day but still anoying)
-exclusive games and content w/ barely anything interesting
-used games now require an extra fee for you to play them (online pass was dumb but this is worse)
-online multiplayer still requires payment

Not to mention most of the features that were anounced are only for North America.
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RoninRaven  +   993d ago
Hello MichaelLito79,

We are all friends here, please come in, have a seat. Would you like some tea? cookies? a drink? No? Alright then, now have to let it go man, it's for your own good...I wanted it to be awesome also, but it sucks. The DRM sucks, Kinect always on sucks, used game fees suck, it's all a big ball of godlike garbage.

But we are in luck my friend, there are options, there's the PS4, the PC, hell even that Wii-U nobody care about anymore until MS announced the X1. So relax my friend, everything will be O.K, I promise.

Best Wishes, your friend RoninRaven
Vigor  +   993d ago
"wait till e3" is what people kept on saying for the past 4 years? We all know how those went down.
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MichaelLito79  +   993d ago
No one above is making valid points but they are negative about MS. I understand your loyalty towards your system of choice. Just remember one thing they are focused on gaming and are focused on delivering an all in one experience, they have even mentioned that Xbox One was created by gamers for gamers. Take the information you know and think logical. You are one demographic of a bigger picture out there. You have your opinions and many have there's. At least they got the system out the way. I don't want to go to E3 and hear about TV and entertainment. I want to go to E3 to hear about games. All signs point to that if you don't believe me then check out. Major Nelson blog. Any one who care's to listen will realize that Major Nelson has always provided accurate information. Meaning that Xbox is all about games. They are putting/investing time and resources to ensure each part of Xbox One is fully utilized on day one. I also understand that not everything about Xbox One will be available on day one, no system ever show's there full potential on day one. At the same time they have the resources and developers behind them. The system of choice is the one that caters to you. I am all for Xbox One at E3. If they don't showcase what they preach then maybe I can say to you all they messed up. Right now I don't feel the same way all of you do. I still don't know the complete story about used games or always online. Like I said before don't judge a book by its cover and lets see more down the pipeline. Overall, I feel everyone's pain but at the same time I am willing to be a little more patient because I have actually loved the majority of Xbox 360's Lifetime and also Xbox. I don't fall for media hype and marketing blitz. I truly believe there is more to this story then what is told. Especially, when the competition has not really done much more then what MS has regarding unveilings. Hope you all understand where I come from and not take it as fanboyism but more like patience.
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Blacktric  +   993d ago
"No one above is making valid points but they are negative about MS."

I bet you're blocking your ears with your hands and yelling; "LALALALALALA CAN'T HEAR YA LALALALA" from the top of your lungs right now.

That's such a fantastic attitude, it's the sole reason that this generation was horrible in comparison to previous ones.
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zerocrossing  +   993d ago
OK, just explain to me this, how is it that the Xbox One a console which requires you to permanently be online to actually be able to play games, and forces consumers to pay a mandatory fee for used games (that many people still share freely) can be considered a good thing?

You're coming off delusional, you're allowing yourself to ignore the fact all the signs point to MS legitimately attempting to negatively impact the way we play and enjoy games, purely so they can monopolise the market and reap the profits.

I am boycotting the Xbox One until MS releases information that would convince me otherwise, and I strongly recommend anyone who enjoys playing games without the awful restrictions posed by MS do the same.
MysticStrummer  +   993d ago
"I understand your loyalty towards your system of choice"

We don't understand your loyalty to yours. You really come off like someone in denial.

Look at MS's strategy for the last few years.

Look at the design of the One's architecture, particularly the type of memory and the amount of it that will be taken up by the OS.

Look at the reveal.

Now tell me you think gaming is the primary focus of the One... Hell I'm just gonna start calling it Neo.
Imalwaysright  +   993d ago
Valid points? The fact that MS enforces rather than giving options is all I need to know. Bending over has never really been my style and I'm not planning on start doing it now.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   992d ago
bro it's N4G. You are absolutely right but you are fighting a losing battle where logic has no place on this site.

This site and the mass majority of ppl on this site are hardcore Sony fanboys.

Just keep doing your thing but don't waste your breather trying to talk logic to these irrational fanboys. MS could have released a $1000 system and only charge $100 with a million AAA exclusives and the Sony fanboys would STILL find issues to complain about and say they won't buy the system.
Flatbattery  +   991d ago
Just no! Fanboyism has very little to do with it this time. There are a ton of Xbox fans on this site who are not happy with Microsoft right now.I'll guarantee if Sony attempt the same thing the backlash will be the same if not worse.

Now is not the time to be blase about these practices, if it's not confronted now it will become standard practice and will only escalate from there.

We are all aware that Microsoft have promised games, games, and more games for E3. But they won't magically make DRM, data farming and used game fees go away now will they?
Pillsbury1  +   993d ago
Like I said, people said "wait for the reveal" now it's "wait till E3" then it's going to be " wait till launch!". How many times does Microsoft have to screw you and gamers over till you open your eyes?
MichaelLito79  +   993d ago

OK, just explain to me this, how is it that the Xbox One a console which requires you to permanently be online to actually be able to play games, and forces consumers to pay a mandatory fee for used games (that many people still share freely) can be considered a good thing?

After the show Don Mattrick explained that you don't need to be always online to play single player games. So right off the bat you come off misinformed.

You're coming off delusional, you're allowing yourself to ignore the fact all the signs point to MS legitimately attempting to negatively impact the way we play and enjoy games, purely so they can monopolise the market and reap the profits.

Again not one valid point. Just more negativity without knowing true facts. Or how this generation will play out.

I am boycotting the Xbox One until MS releases information that would convince me otherwise, and I strongly recommend anyone who enjoys playing games without the awful restrictions posed by MS do the same.

What restrictions are you referring to. We already have experienced restrictions this generations with online pass and so on.

Again lets get the full picture before we hate on something we don't know. For all we know the competition is going to restrict used games as well. Are you all going to praise them but hate on Xbox One. I wish this website did not have this 3 bubble system. I would really like to get serious opinions. I said this before and I will say this again you should chose the system that caters to you. Right now do you really know that much about the competition or are you blindfully going into it just because you saw a presentation with 90% of games that are going to Xbox One also and only really got a small dose of new IP information while MS has stated that Xbox One will have 15 Exclusive the first year alone. Perception can change rapidly. Let just see what all systems have to offer and not make negative statements about MS or any other company until we get the whole story. We as gamers/bloggers/journalist and so on can truly hurt gaming not one company.

I will not be able to respond so please understand me. I am truly for gaming and not praising one system. I have at one point or another owned all system this generation. I have played games on every system and have found that at one point or another system strengths shift with time. Patience is key and we do not hold the answer as to what the future holds. We should embrace the present and enjoy the offerings for the future even if they don't all have to do with gaming. Each generation has changed in some sort of way having more options does not change gaming giving false information is what changes gaming.
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MysticStrummer  +   993d ago
Not always online, but periodic checks. There is little difference.
zerocrossing  +   993d ago
When what is already known as fact is more than enough to enrage and unite gamers against MS's damaging propositions, why you choose to defend them is baffling to me.

How is it I wonder that you are in need of more factual evidence, do you need a written letter and/or a statement from MS telling us without a doubt that they are planning to go ahead and ruin what for generations gamers have held so dear? not bloody likely is it, company's like MS never give a straight answer especially when it will hurt them to do so, maybe they are just gauging consumer response ans are waiting to give clarification, i.e change their story and act as if the media misinformed everyone.

If MS want to enforce their mandatory fee for used games then allowing any game to be played offline completely undermines that goal, what happens when I do not want to play while connected to the Internet at all? it would mean any used
game could be played at any time without the need to pay the mandatory fee, so if MS want to enforce a mandatory second hand game fee then that simply will not be the case.

The fact is that for MS to follow through with their misguided attempts to gain the monopoly on their products and distribution of, they must enforce an always on scheme since their plans would not permit it any other way, like I have said countless times before, given the knowledge at hand I will be choosing not to support MS until factual information comes about that convinces me otherwise, I enjoyed the OG Xbox and the Xbox 360, but given all the rumours and factual statements given by MS's VP and others in the know, I can not in good conscience support their attempts to restrict gaming any further than it already is and cause damage to the way we play and enjoy games.

You can argue that we are still in the dark regarding many features the Xbox One may offer that could counter mine and many other gamers concerns, but MS has yet to address them directly, it does not matter to me whether Sony or Nintendo follow suit or decide to create similar policy's and restrictions, I would treat them the same way I am treating MS.

Given what we "know now" I would gladly see MS fail this gen and leave the console scene permanently before offering up so much as a penny toward mandatory second hand games fee or restrictions to playing offline.
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ShabbaRanks  +   993d ago
Xbox fanboys are funny dudes. I would honestly put my fanboysim in question after all that’s been said about the XboxONE right now lol
Elwenil  +   992d ago
All these long defensive posts reek of desperation. Michael, please go back and tell your employers at Microsoft that we aren't buying their BS and we aren't buying their console.

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dazzrazz  +   991d ago
As a person who went from PS2 to 360 most likely I will be making a switch to PS4 next year. I have zero interest in Kinnect2. I don't want it, don't understand why is it forced as a bundle item, and why does it have to be essential to console operation. I also have zero interest in all the tv gimmicky crap
ericnoddy  +   991d ago
what's the position from sony in regard to DRM? it's funny that the company which showed its cards is getting pummelled even though i'm not 100% convinced they have a say in wether or not DRM is implemented in this gen.
why are sony fans not directing their anger towards game makers who i'm sure are at the forefront of this to begin with?

the ultimate objective of all companies envolved in the gaming industry is to make MONEY. any company worth its salt knows that. granted, the business aptitude of an evarage gamer is limited to how far i can toss this PC. you need to face reality evarage GAMER. no amount of ranting is gonna sway how this companies do business. you might boycott the box or the station when they finally comfirm what is obviously obvious, but i think both this companies will do well regardless.

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