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Five Things Microsoft Did Right with the Xbox One Reveal

Paul from Denkiphile: "While many gamers are distraught about what Microsoft revealed this last Tuesday about their next-generation console, the Xbox One—with good reason (most of it)—there were a few highlights. Through all the rubble of the apparently disastrous Microsoft news conference we attempt to salvage 5 key points in which pre-established features were improved upon and new interesting things were announced."

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Philoctetes2510d ago

1. Did not run over any orphans on the way to the reveal.
2. No RROD live onstage.
3. Nobody accidentally dropped a racial slur.
4. Lights and sound system operated correctly.
5. Ghost dog.

mp12892510d ago

"15 Exclusives within the First Year"

This could be a negative depending on how many of them will be kinect games

KillrateOmega2510d ago (Edited 2510d ago )

True.

I mean, if we're basing this off how heavily they have been pushing Kinect in recent years and how strongly they made use of it during the reveal, then would it really be that outrageous to predict that some of those 15 exclusives are Kinect-based games?

NameRemoved00172510d ago

Almost every Xbox exclusive released within the past few years is a kinect game

LackTrue4K2510d ago

They finally fixed/improved the D pad.

Elit3Nick2510d ago

I can't possibly see this as a troll comment, the d-pad was the only bad thing in, imo a brilliant controller

Boody-Bandit2510d ago (Edited 2510d ago )

Nothing trollish about that. The controller was my favorite part of the reveal. Especially the D pad. No question about it. But keeping it real. It was the only part of the reveal I liked.

cyguration2510d ago

+Bubbles for making me laugh.

People may say it's a troll comment but remember when the Xbox 360 bricked with an RROD during a tradeshow demo?

Anyone still have that link? I've been searching for it since forever.

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Elimin82510d ago

You forgot...... Fish!

NextGen24Gamer2509d ago

The Xbox One is a powerful piece of hardware with 8GB RAM, 64-bit processors and plenty more muscle. But as time passes this hardware will age. As Xbox One Director of development Boyd Multerer pointed out, "You'll still have a limited number of transistors in your house; in your box."

But the Xbox One is built to communicate with servers in the cloud to increase the computational potential of the system. Boyd continued "[As a developer] I can start doing things like shifting latency insensitive things to the cloud. You may have a limited number of transistors in your house, but you have an unlimited number of transistors in the cloud"

As bandwidth improves, there is potential for actual game computations to be off-loaded to servers in the cloud, essentially allowing the Xbox One to become more powerful over time as more and more transistors are connected to Microsoft's cloud infrastructure.

"We have an ever-evolving, powerful world [in the cloud] that we can tap into."

"This is not going to be as static a console as we've seen in the past," Multerer enthused.

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NewEra72510d ago

Five ? Nope. Not even "ONE".

Jek_Porkins2510d ago

Really looking forward to those 15 exclusives, even if some are Kinect, majority wont be, although they might have some optional feature.

Those servers are calling my name, every game on dedicated servers is a true game changer in my opinion. Could very well be the only place to play a COD game on a real server, not peer 2 peer.

CommonSenseGamer2510d ago

Certainly provides some perspective on paying for Live moving forward. Maintaining 300k servers is not cheap!

SexyGamerDude2510d ago

The scars, the dog, the rocket science, the arm hairs, and the TV!!!!

Elit3Nick2510d ago

Don't forget the fish that move away when you swim near them XD

SOULJER2510d ago

It was a hour long. That was the best thing about the whole reveal.

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