SegmentNext - "Let’s take a look into what hardcore gamers want from Microsoft ’s next venture into the console market".
Games, games, games.
Yep. inb4 greenpowerz propaganda.
- First of all games. - No Windows 8 crap. - Games - Less focus on Kinect. - Free Online MP. - Games. - Backwards Compatibility. - No Always Online DRM Demands. - No Dashboard Ads. And let people choose what they want on their dashboard. - Games. Gamers want a console to play GAMES. Everything else is SECONDARY!
I imagined your display picture saying that in a silly tone.
Besides putting out Halo or Gears of COD? MS issue with the hardcore hasn't been attracting them, its been keeping their interest past anything that isn't a shooter.
-Crazy new online social features. -Multi Tasking(ingame internet access and streaming xbox music service ingame etc) -Deeper Achievement system -Customizable Dashboard with darker or more mature themes and or skins -Kinect/Skype Online features(live camera feed in party/clan -A few games showing off the hardware like (COD, Forza/Project Gotham Racing, Fifa Soccer, Battelfield 4 and a hint at an exclusive new IP or two, to be hyped until the E3 -WatchDogs with exclusive Kinect 2.0 functionality -Backwards compatibility -Full Kinect 2.0 control of all aspects of the 720 console -New D pad on mostly the same 360 controller -HDMI in on 720 for social party TV/Movie watching with video upscaling/upConversion -Hardware specs Audiophile and Videophile sound and video All the things I mentioned are basically layered so it is possible(show a game with operating system features like streaming music from the Xbox music service playlist ingame) Inb4 dayz trolling, whoops too late! And @ZOD just games? LMAO The xbox brand became a force on more than Games games games. Troll talk. The event is to show off the console. MSFT has said they are saving the "tonnes of exclusives" for E3
Alot of great features you listed. If we get half of those my interest is peaked for sure. Why are you getting disagrees? It's not like you're trolling or anything.
Games that is all *cough* Alan Wake 2 *cough*
Keep Kinect optional so the people who want it can get it and the people who don't want it can just ignore it.
all they need to do is show the box (no specs). debunk all negative rumors. and show off a few tech demos and games from both the system and kinect. and also show the controller. that's really it. don't wanna give away too much. gotta keep all of the heavy hitting stuff for the June e3 show. I don't expect much from this showing as well as no one should. its simply the announcement of the console. not the e3 show. as much as I'd like to know everything about the plans that Microsoft has for its next console, I know its beat to wait to be wow'ed and super surprised, as only Microsoft can do. so I'm glad to see the announcement, but I'm amped for e3. and let's not forget people, this is not the e3 show. its only an announcement of the system so you shouldnt be treating it like it's the e3 by expecting all of the major stuff that's only supposed to happen at e3. you're a fool if you watch this with e3 hopes and expectations. don't be a fool on may 21 :-/
LOL, brah you didn't mention games........ cmon man LOL seriously.
you might wanna slow down when reading because I did when said tech demos and games for both the system and kinect.but I do appreciate you reading my post. game on.
Start off by saying the next Xbox is fully disc based backwards compatible, Your profile as well as all of the Achievements and digital games will carry over to the new console. It will really be huge to bring that to the table as it offers something (backwards compatibility) that Sony just cant offer. Show off some games, a better D-pad on an already solid controller design. Obviously no matter what they show, people here at N4G wont like it, or most of them anyway. I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.
Exclusives and no Kinect.
So you don't want more options? If that's what you like, it's fine by me I guess...
Focus on games and make the console about the gamers and i'm happy. sure they can push Kinect 2 for the casuals but don't make a massive deal about it. the same goes for entertainment, mention it but don't spend 15 minutes saying we have all these service like netflix. they aren't needed. I'm hoping for good things tomorrow, I'm already getting the PS4 and if MS impress that will be added to the pre-order list.
Personally I am expected to be "disappointed" in the reveal compared to PS4's. MS seems to be focusing more on the console and we will probably get tons of "we want games!" articles leading up to E3 when they focus more on them at the convention. What I would like to see is several games though although I am expecting maybe CoD showcased and a montage or two with a couple short trailers thrown in to "hold us over" for the short wait. I will be happy though as long as they elaborate/debunk most of the more annoying rumors and show he console, XBL, and at least tease a few games. This close to E3 I can accept but not be happy with less as long as I know MS is attempting to build momentum like early last gen instead of fading a bit in recent years.
In all honesty..... A bundle that does not include Kinect. Core gamers don't want to be bothered with novelty add ons. They want games, great games, and great games that work w/ the tried and true method of controllers.
Free Live, No Kinect
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