Asa from Gameondaily explains why the Xbox One X stands as the best example of how to do a mid-gen upgrade
Why o why are there so many articles praising the Xbox One X? Are they taking the pee?
Gameondaily deserves a pat on the back for this article.
^^ This guy above has made more money than Gameondaily ever has
Lol at the pic of the controller. Us premium users threw that thing in the trash and synced up our Elite controllers haha
Too little, too late. 2018 is the last year of this generation. Bravo for being the weakest system for the majority of the generation, and then near the finish line you bring a stronger system.
Because it's the best games console ever made. :) I certainly love what I've seen of mine so far. :)
But so is every new console?
@Unreal Except for the Switch, but Nintendo does their own thing haha
Every new console is what? The best one ever? Um. No, definitely not. The Switch, the Wii U, the Wii, the PS3.... I wouldn't say any of those were the best anything when they came out.
@Jinger "Except for the Switch, but Nintendo does their own thing haha" It is the best portable console ever made
zackeroniii, That's funny, I could have sworn I was playing AC: Origins last night on the X and it definitely seemed like a video game to me. I'll have to look into that. I swear it was a game, though. The X made me laugh a lot last night as well, I was laughing while marveling over how great it looks and thinking about all the pitiful Sony fanboys that are missing out because they would rather hold allegiance to Sony than think for themselves and own the best console.
As was the PS4 and PS4 Pro. Better specs are to be expected as time goes on, but in 10 yrs will we still consider xbone x the greatest console ever made? Will it be considered better than the PS2 or NES? Hell no. You know why? The games. If u are purely a specs whore u should already have a PC, where most of the xbox games can be played anyway, but if u truly want the best games xbone x is not the best console. Frozen Wilds and SM Odyssey just released btw... Unholy Wii was gimmicky but certainly the most innovative and user friendly console of its time. PS3 introduced blu ray and was the most "premium" console with the best visuals (Uncharted, GoW, TLoU) of its time. It also had backwards compatibility. Hmm high resolution and backwards compatibility...sounds like bragging points for a certain other console huh? Switch is the most powerful and arguably the best portable console ever. Wii u honestly did have better specs but it really didn't use them.
Because its a new console, every new console gets its share of praise and doom and gloom. MS just happened to put forward a very well done piece of hardware this round and they are getting praise for it.
@TheDBD Like i have said before, they can criticize MS' software support, I get that, but to deny that the X is a quality piece of hardware just really shows their fanboy colors. The bar has been set, and if it makes them feel better this will just make Sony come out swinging harder with PS5 with a 4k/60fps console. Competition is great like that.
Putting out hardware isn't their issue. All their consoles have been well done pieces of hardware. Now software............ well.... moving on.
@MLGecko Did you just say the OG Xbox One is a good piece of hardware? The one that is constantly out performed?
MlGecko.. Assassin's Creed not new?? COD WWII not new?? Forza 7 not new??? They are far and away the definitive console version! Even games that really aren't new aka Fallout 3 look as good as most PS4 games... Plenty of new games! Plenty of older games that look like a new game again.. You guys say over and over no new games because you have NOTHING else...
they also put together a marketing campaign that involves paying journalists and devs to say nice things.
Thedbd Please stop with your conspiracy theory drivel, this thread alone disproves that "u can't praise xbox on N4G" nonsense. When MS does something worthy of praise they get praise, like the fact that Cuphead is currently console exclusive. The problem is that over the past 4 yrs Sony has had more praise worthy news/content and been the more popular console, thus they've received more adulation.
Trekster You are a joke if you honestly are saying that Fallout 3, not 4, but 3 on xbone x looks better than most PS4 games. Go home. That is a clownish statement and those who agree with you should be embarrassed. Horizon? Uncharted 4? Driveclub? Infamous? R&C? GT Sport? Lost Legacy? The Show? The Order? Hellblade? Shadowfall? You think Fallout 3 looks better than those games?
Why? Because the Xbox One X is console done right. Jump in and #FeelTruePower my friend!
Yup. Lots of games available right away unlike the competition had for launch. It is also showing its power right away for older titles and load times and impressive upgrades over last generation titles, FOR FREE.
Can't stand seeing Xbox One X do well?
A better question is why do you care? Do you even own a xbox?
I do! My comment was actually a secret message inviting my mate Why O Why to join in the discussion, but alas he appears to have declined :(
Because it’s a great piece of tech
It's a good console, and it's what the PS4 Pro should have been?
Maybe because as game consoles go...its worth praising? Just a guess.
Because they want people to download the 'enhanced' versions of games clocking in at around 100GB
Why shouldn't there be?
Because overall it's a big upgrade from the base unit, adds a lot to the Xbox One family, beats out the competition, and runs quiet and cool. It's an upgrade done right... I love my Pro, but only offered a slight res bump from base unit
loved my time with it so far. the level of detail is amazing
Sadly the delivery guys messed up my order, I have to wait until tommorrow after work to see Forza7 in all its glory. Sad.
You are going to love it! Did you download the updates to an external hdd yet?
Damn I bet you're struggling to get through the day then... lol. I hope you enjoy it when it arrives.
Yeah bro, the struggle is real....pray for me.
Sorry your order was messed up... You are in for an awesome treat!
Really impressed with the visual upgrades on the games I've played. Pleased that I upgraded.
I set mine up about an hour ago. Is there a reason why we only get to use 780GB of that 1TB HD?
The internal drive is partioned for system updates so u don't get all of hd space.
A 220GB partition? Damn!
220GB loss but of course no ones talking about that.
Yeah, it’s always been like this My 500gb One S only gave me about 375gb to use
"Is there a reason why we only get to use 780GB of that 1TB HD?" That's typical of all HDDs. It has everything to do with the math involved... 1 terabyte is 1,000,000 megabytes, but a megabyte is 1024 bytes, not just a straight 1000 bytes. So when you divide 1,000,000 by 1024, it only comes to about 976 gigabytes. So that means that about 196 gigabytes are being used for whatever (OS, and as someone mentioned, it probably reserves space for FW updates).
Same here...assassin's creed and shadow of War receive a nice bump from the X and forza is crispy as hell.
True 4K became real on Tuesday! Omg this is the most amazing console ever made. The visuals are ultra beautiful. MS unleashed a killer beast in the wild.
The Scorpio is a awesome piece of tech! Loving COD WWII Forza 7 ROTTR is insanely cool Halo 5 awesome! Too many games too little time!
Too bad they didn't release any significant games alongside. Super Lucky's Tale is a disappointment but it's nice to get high resolution upgrades if you own a 4K TV, that's one reason why i've loved my PS4 Pro for the past year. HZD Frozen Wilds is stunning on Pro, easily the best looking console game this gen.
Agreed with Horizon by a mile. Higher resolution doesn't always guarantee great graphics either.
Septic likes Xbox One X? Shocking.
You do know he didn't write the article tho, right?
lol.....I was kidding either way.
And you're here all worked up over it. Even higher voltage.
Nah he was just joking bro! /s lol
I can give the other side of the coin. 1.º Timing all wrong. This console should have come last year. 2.º Price to high for a console 3.º Super tale game at launch.... 4.º Not delivered 4k on all games like it was promised and called a beast. 5.º Failed to hype the machine on all shows, beside talking of the specs.
Please provide a article FROM MS that stated ALL games would be in 4k. I'll wait...
Dude even the chip says 4k, but then it was backtracked and started with the true 4k and the dynamic rez.
Do you have one? None of your feedback sounds like it is actually based on time with the console, so it's not really the other side of any coin that you said you were offering. Just rings out like hollow rhetoric.
Agreed. It just sounds like dislike for the sake of dislike using talking points we're all too familiar with. Yeah, the games lack. You really can't deny Microsoft's performance in the IP dept, but neither can you deny they've made a great console here, which is really the point of the article.
So everyone has to buy one in order to point out the downsides now, ok I'll remember that next time you're talking shit about anything Sony related. Hopefully whatever it is you own it, but lets not kid our selves, you're the last person that should be talking about rhetoric.
Are u kidding? MS hyped the X to the moon as a native 4K console. They even bashed Sony and checkerboard rendering only to put checkerboard and dynamic 4K rendering in their very own definition of 4K Ultra HD. Look it up. It's a joke. MS ripped PS4 Pro for not being a True 4K console and said the X would be the premier console for VR as well. Funny how the X isn't either a "True 4K" console or a VR console. I love how the loyal alum allow MS to conveniently backtrack on the previous selling points and are now accepting of checkerboard and dynamic 4K as well as sub 2160p. I remember when everybody got hyped for VR seeing as how Phil and Co talked it up only to abandon it. MS absolutely eluded to the fact that Scorpio would be a native 4K console. They coined terms like "True 4K". What exactly is true 4K if not native 4K? Was true 4K meant to be mostly native 4K on certain games and sometimes native on others with checkerboard and dynamic sprinkled in? Is that what they meant while bashing PS4 Pro and hyping their "real 4K machine"? MS is honestly the master of spin and certain ppl just eat up the bs PR even when it's just blatant nonsense. When Pro launched it was anything sub native 4K was unacceptable, but now ppl are just happy the games look better even if every game isn't native 2160p. Funny.
^^ What are you talking about? I've not made any mention of Microsoft's claims or "true 4k best pixels" PR bullshit. I simply asked someone to qualify their opinion, as it was implied that it was based on first hand experience when none of the feedback seemed so. Keep on ranting though if it makes you feel better :-/
1. Why should it have come last year? 2. Price is fine for the hardware given. 3. Can't argue that. 4. They never said it would hit true 4k for every game, if anything that was the fanboys doing that and calling it a "Beast". 5. I thought it was hyped fine. Showed off the differences in 3rd party games, hyped the power as the most powerful console in the world.
you can argue the fact that it’s a mid gen refresh and like the ps4pro, they both didn’t launch with new games for them
1. because many gamers wanted a more powerfull machine and could take some from the PRO. that was launched last year. 2. Not really, because they should already learn that 499 price is to high for a mid gen or launch console. 4. Go see the reveal. Even the chips says 4k! It all about 4k. if he can or not on all games thats another story. 5. Diferences on 3rd party games or old games dont create any hype. New games, reaching new levels of animation, effects and better stories, now thats create hype. And stop with the bashing i think the X is a very cool machine and spec wise very nice, much better built then the One. And a step forward for Microsoft. Im just talking about other aspects.
Microsoft or at the very least its employees had referred to it as "the beast" on several occasions
@corroios the machine is capable of doing 4K 60 - just look at HALO5, Gears 4, Forza 7 - taht is not the problem. It will always be up to developers, and the machine is just out - there will be a lot of optimizations - just the use of DX12 will catapult the machine into a new generation. And the fact that is dooing current gen games is ONLY a monster features. Try comming with a PS5 with no backward compability that is only a small improvement, taht wount fly. I hear people dram about 11-14TF but that is just lauaghable. As you say the price is important and SONY will not have the ability to do much in the comming 2 years. MS have already sorted out their BC and will give you all prior console generations for FREE with 4K improvements. Try competing with that. I can just go in and play my old digital games in prestine quality for 0.00 USD. FANTASTIC much more worth than a few launch games like KNACK etc..
Agreed on Timing, price little high for what it does with limited exclusives to really push those pixels. Never expected native 4K on all games, checkerboard does a great job btw and any reasonable distance to a large TV say 8-12 feet you'd never notice it compared to native 4K. I'm more concerned with all games having a 1080p 60fps mode because most people don't own 4K panels yet and many like myself prefer fluid game play. I honestly think next holiday season will be the sweet spot. System will likely be $399 with a game with plenty of great patches available by then to take advantage of the hardware. The problem is, by then we might be hearing PS5 announcements with the hardware to backup 4K 60fps for all. Timing might just be the main reason for it's success or failure.
Wow...the word reach comes to mind after reading your post haha.