With the new Xbox One reveal, Sony and Nintendo may need to think on their feet! Have the console wars started again? Find out in this week’s Gamer Gossip! - ElectroJade
These get better every week b!
This is why I like you ElectroJade. Your one of the few on this site who "gets it" with regards to the Xbox One and what MS is trying to do with it. The conference was about their OVERALL plan for the console, giving brief snippets of tv, media streaming, and gaming. Gaming will be the focus at E3..something Microsoft CLEARLY stated beforehand.
*looks at disagrees* Wow..u people work quick lol.
Haha, it seems it has become commonplace to automatically downvote positive Xbox One comments - err, downvote comments that aren't negative towards Xbox One ^_^ But to address the topic. Here's my stance: Taking games out of the equation, the Xbox One doesn't offer as much as those trumpeting it as an all in one entertainment device would lead you to believe. Think about it, you still need a cable box to take advantage of the Kinect navigation. Everything I've read suggests the Xbox One cannot interface with DVR's, so in an age where recorded shows are booming in popularity the cool, instant navigation doesn't apply and you need to dig out your remote. Other than that, you get Skype calls on the side of your TV and snapping Fantasy updates or the internet on the side of your screen rather than use the smartphone/tablet you likely have. While the features the Xbox One offers are cool and all, they absolutely do not make the console an all in one entertainment device. Then, when you look at what if offers for gaming, you are left with a console that while powerful clearly is behind the PS4. Also, while this is certainly speculative, Sony's track record of 1st party games is simply better and more consistent. And Microsoft has stated from Day 1 that they were in the console market to make an entertainment box. With this in mind, and all of the negative news and rumors I simply don't believe the X1 will be as dedicated to gaming as the PS4. Oh, and you are required to pay for XBL Gold to use some, if not most, of the apps and functions. I'm willing to listen to anybody who wants to explain to me how the Xbox One is FAR superior to what entertainment value it adds over the PS4 that would actually be reason enough to buy it. Because personally, all I really see is voice navigation and instant switching, ya know?
exactly... taking the games out of it, I don't see any logical reason anybody would really want one other then to show off to friends how cool voice command is with kinect but even then, more and more smart TV's are coming out with this type of functionality so really why would you need an xboxone.
Not to mention, that anyone who might be remotely interested in the whole TV and football stuff most likely were not watching the presentation, they were at work. So who was this conference for? Microsoft seems to be dipping their finger in too many pies and it's gonna get the bitten in the end.
"giving brief snippets of tv" TV was the focus in a great majority of their presentation... so hardly "brief" or a "snippet."
but what the hek is the 720 box 1 gonna do to the wiiU when not even the 360 has dethroned the N64 regarding content and high rE-play value ? c'mon now and what could RareWare be up to ? comparing points between which console has the Most Badass exclusives is how we determine who is ahead < fact poW!
you don't have to worry about Kinect, ElectroJade. you look pretty.
Just like the PS4, the Xbox One means NOTHING to the beast Wii U.
sony and Nintendo don't need to do anything other what they are already doing. MS have clearly shown they are after something else. no need for sony or nintendo to worry. hey even their stock went up. if anything it's apple and google that should worry and even then I bet they are laughing
Microsoft isn't after "something" else, rather, they're after "everything" else. And for you to even suggest that Sony/Nintendo shouldnt be concerned about the Xbox One is laughable. Even Jack Tretton in a Bloomberg interview said that Sony is "fully aware" of their competition. N4G has become the twilight zone of gaming websites. Established, highly profitable companies like Google and Apple have to be "worried", but Sony(a company thats going through restructuring and selling off assets like mad) and Nintendo(a company struggling to find an audience with the Wii U) don't need to be worried. We need a better community.
Nintendo were looking for an audience, but as things are right now, they may have got one. Sony, ya they have been hit hard by the economy the last few years and many factors related to it, but their problems have not been as a result of MS or what the xbox has been doing. should they keep an eye on the competition, yes for sure, do they need to do anything to try and beat MS, MS has more or less handed them a victory on a plate. it's only if sony decides to go after everything as well, then they need to consider their position and MS's. Right now sony have not done anything to make us think they are targeting the same market that ms is going after. We need a better community, ya i fully agree with you on that.
It is possible to go after "everything" without making it the main focus. Sony did just that with their media functions, and their console is a well respected media box that is also a respected powerful gaming machine. MS focus later in this gen turned away from gaming for the most part, and now it is less respected than before in that area(although not forgotten by any means), and it's considered a respected media box(although disliked by some because a lot of it is behind a pay wall). I'm not saying MS won't be focusing on games too, but that's not the vibe they are really putting out there. They can say they're "all about the games" over and over, but until they prove it there's no point in claiming it's validity because they've made similar claims in the past and failed to live up to them. I'm willing to wait for E3 to see all that stuff and see if their focus is shared among "everything", but there are much more concerning issues to me other than their focus in regards to me buying one.
And people thought kids fighting over the remote was bad
ya, id hit it but this chick thinks the xbone is a good thing.. The problems arent just the lack of software!
Stopped watching when she said a gaming console isn't just for gamers anymore. Surprised I made it that far.
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