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Xbox One analysis: One small step for gamers, a giant leap for living rooms

Microsoft’s new Xbox is called simply the One – the idea is that it will integrate with your TV, plus your Sky or Virgin box, let you access the internet, be controlled by your voice and let you play the best games on the market too.

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Gimmemorebubblez2512d ago

So wait instead of pressing one button on my remote to switch between cable and gaming, all I have to do is either talk to my Kinect of all the noise going on in the backround and it changes to cable or wave my arms around like a idiot......that is so awesome, I cannot wait to spend $500 dollar/s.

dcbronco2512d ago

Arstechnica has a video on their site where Kinect hears a barely audible voice over loud gameplay noise. So it looks like Microsoft has already addressed your concerns there. I also find it funny that when people saw Minority Report the idea of using hand waves to navigate an virtual environment was considered cool. But now that we are moving toward that and Microsoft is the one doing it it suddenly makes you look like an idiot. Maybe you were against it from the start. But a lot of people are just being a-holes.

Gimmemorebubblez2512d ago (Edited 2512d ago )

My biggest gripe is that Kinect and TV features actually take up system resources that could be used games. So I was against it from the start. The features they showed just aren't that worth hundreds of dollars.

dcbronco2512d ago

Only a --ck disagrees with facts. Bubblez you assume it is taking away from gaming resources. NO one outside of MS knows what they had intended for games and what they intended for features. And for people to pretend that the PS4 won't have many, if not, all of the same features is a joke. But MS gets criticized for making those feature more convenient. I understand Sony remaining quiet since there is no attention on them right now. It's no different from the way things were on the PS3. People whined nonstop about 360 features and ignored that the PS3 had all of the same things and more. But like you said, you were against it from the start and there is nothing MS or anybody else can say to make you see it differently. Regardless of the facts. But to each their own. But what happens if the OS and design of the One parts makes the machines gaming equals. I'm sure there will be a new excuse.

I will say this though. I was planning to buy a PS3 until I saw the price. I was willing to buy a PS4(and still might), but after the last couple of years being on this site, I'm not so sure. That would be like attending a tea-party rally every time I play multi-player. I lost my love of politics because the facts didn't matter anymore. I feel the same way about gaming now. Everyone has an agenda. It's not only a pain in the a--, it's insulting that so many think they can just pimp me and that so many get pimped. I'll stick to the small group of friends I made on Live.

I'm not a ten year old. I see that there is no real difference in the way Sony and Microsoft are doing things. Sony has sense enough to remain quiet while having every plan to do most of the same things MS is doing. Just like they did with the PS3. I don't remember the always on complaints about Folding Home. But most people don't complain about anything until they're told to.

Ashlen2512d ago

The average consumer (the type who doesn't by games) is not going to spend $300-500 just to change the channel by waving there arms. I'm sorry but there just not.

nukeitall2512d ago

No, but the entire family looking for entertainment might.

For dad, it is movies, for mom fitness, for the children games and for the whole family talking to grandma. In that sense at a similar price point it is a better proposition than either Xbox 360 or PS3 is now.

If MS nails games and prices at E3, I think the got the best value proposition of the three console manufacturers.

madjedi2511d ago

Bullshit neither the ps4 or 720 are required for any of that, you already have all that with the current gens or already existing devices.

The xbox will sell to hardcore gamers already invested into ms's ecosystem/platform looking to upgrade.

"For dad, it is movies, for mom fitness, for the children games and for the whole family talking to grandma." They already have it, and they don't need a $500 cable box that plays games from ms to achieve this.

"If MS nails games and prices at E3, I think the got the best value proposition of the three console manufacturers." Only for xbox fans.

Damn gamers used to argue who had the best games, now we are arguing about who has the most appealing non gaming features.

Having extra shit is good, focusing on it rather than gaming not so much.

And to think the xbox was considered the hardcore console, how things change.

nukeitall2511d ago

@madjedi:

You guys are niche group, but the rest of the world enjoys other forms of entertainment. Is it really that hard to believe when shelling out a $500 for a device, that it should appeal to more than the gamer in the family?

You spent a lot of money on that TV, but that TV usually isn't just for one person.

Gamers really need to grow up and move out of moms basement.

"Bullshit neither the ps4 or 720 are required for any of that, you already have all that with the current gens or already existing devices."

Yup and I can get better than next generation graphics on the PC, but that doesn't negate that there is demand for next generation console.

"Damn gamers used to argue who had the best games, now we are arguing about who has the most appealing non gaming features."

That is where you are completely missing the point and reverting to you or me, but not both mentality.

I remember a time when people used to say, I use my phone to make phone calls only. Fast forward and the phone is barely the focus of making phone calls anymore.

I love the smart phone right now, do you?

"And to think the xbox was considered the hardcore console, how things change."

It still can be if MS delivers the games. It's not about the image, but what s released and how it is supported irrespective of what else is offered!

Relientk772512d ago (Edited 2512d ago )

I buy game consoles to play GAMES, not watch TV, or do NFL Fantasy w/e its called

Sandmano2512d ago

I guess that explains why it looks like a VCR

PooEgg2512d ago

It actually looks more like the Betamax Sony put out in the 70s. In case you are too young to remember Beta... well lets just say it didn't end well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

dcbronco2512d ago

Relientk77 you may buy a console to play games. I'm sure everyone that buys a console bought it for that too. But the reality is that companies can measure what the machines are being used for. And the statistics show that consoles are being used for other things as much as they are being used for games. PS3 users use Netflix on their consoles more than Xbox gamers. So the idea that no one wants the other features is the mindset of a vocal minority of gamers. The statistical reality is that most gamers want to do a lot more than game on their consoles.

http://www.destructoid.com/...

So while Apps might not sell you, they will sell a lot of average gamers. And there are far more average gamers than there are hardcore gamers.

Godz Kastro2512d ago (Edited 2512d ago )

I like Halo and I like Game of Thrones... Entertainment is just that, entertainment, no matter how you slice it.

kneon2512d ago

But you can watch Game of Thrones without giving Microsoft a dime.

Godz Kastro2512d ago

I've paid 40 a year for last three years for XBL. Compared to the free service I'd prefer live. It offers much more.

Nes_Daze2512d ago

@Godz Kastro, I paid one year of Live, and I've paid for one year of Plus, and so far I've gotten much more value and entertainment from Plus than I would ever get from Live. I also like GOT, and I can watch it just fine on my tv or laptop without some greedy company's fee.

Virtual_Reality2512d ago (Edited 2512d ago )

Explain how can you get more with Xbox Live than PS Plus?

Please, explain.

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