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Microsoft's Xbox was the last great CES reveal

CES was a different show 17 years ago. In 2001, the Best of Show award went to the DataPlay disc, a postage-stamp-size memory card that held up to 500MB of data. If you can't remember it, don't worry -- the company went out of business shortly thereafter as SD became the de facto standard. Microsoft was still the biggest tech company on the planet at that point -- Apple wouldn't release the original iPod for another nine months -- and each CES began with a keynote hosted by Bill Gates.

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FallenAngel19842379d ago

I wouldn’t say that we didn’t have any great new CES reveals after 2001, but I will say that the Xbox brand has had been an interesting part of the industry.

PhoenixUp2379d ago

“The Xbox might have been the most powerful console, but by the time it was in stores, Sony had an insurmountable lead.”

Now why does that scenario seem so familiar?

morganfell2378d ago

Yeah watching Bill Gates on stage with Seamus Blackley talking about the Xbox was something,

"One of the basic premises of the Xbox is to put the power in the hands of the artist," Blackley said, which is why Xbox developers "are achieving a level of visual detail you really get in 'Toy Story.'"

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You've Enjoyed Game Pass' Day-One Releases; Now It's Time To Pay The Piper

As exciting as Game Pass' Day-One releases are, sustaining it all is easier said than done; the price hike was all but inevitable.

LG_Fox_Brazil22h ago

Ain't paying jack. MS were the ones who put themselves into this situation

Jin_Sakai21h ago

No thanks. I’ll stick with PlayStation and Nintendo.

InUrFoxHole9m ago

I'll pay. Not getting day 1 with psn or nin

Obscure_Observer16h ago

Imo, Gamepass is just too good to ignore so I don´t give damn about the price hike.

As an Ultimate subscriber since day one, I´ll stick with Ultimate and play many of the most exciting and amazing upcoming AAA games from both XGS and third party developers day one!

Let´s go!

purple1015h ago

imagine subscribing for all these years in wait for greatness, then being served up Luke warm Starfail and Redfail and a bug filled Forza 8, with less tracks than the older one,

all while paying $15, for months on end,

PhillyDonJawn2h ago

You forgot getting fed Outerworlds, Gears, Forza Horizon, Halo, Stalker, Ori, MLB, Yakuza, Doom eternal, Ea access. sound like good eating to me

DivineHand1252h ago(Edited 2h ago)

It's mostly day-one 3rd party releases on Game Pass. Xbox sparsely releases 1st party titles as you all know. Several day-one titles are being released this month and none of them are 1st party

Reaper22_1h ago

Don't kid yourself. Forza is the best in the genre and gamepass is still the best deal out there. You sony guys know that because you're so emotional over this stuff. Microsoft is in your head. First with the purchase of Activision and then with the latest showcase. But don't fret. Everything is gonna be OK. Ive heard that PS Home is planning to come back next year. Possibly in VR. Now that sounds interesting.

Eonjay2h ago

@Obscure

What price would be too high for you? Is there such a thing?

PhillyDonJawn2h ago

$30 a month. That's too much at that point. Till then price hike don't effect me. Just got 4 3 months card for $31 a piece

InUrFoxHole7m ago

Whoaaaa there sir. I agree the value is still there but i certainly care about the price hike. Push back now and guard the future. Look at sony. Gamers said nothing now they're dealing with gaas

Einhander197211h ago

I bet the standard tier turn into the wasteland that games with gold was before they turned it into game pass so they wouldn't have to give away monthly games or anything you could keep and boost subscribers numbers so Phil could release numbers months after they said they weren't going to reveal numbers anymore. (totally not another lie of course...)

Elda4h ago

It was inevitable. Folks have to realize any & everything goes up in price, no matter what it is.

jznrpg4h ago(Edited 4h ago)

Agreed but they said it would not go up because of the acquisition and it clearly went up because of it. If they didn’t BS so much it wouldn’t be as big of a deal imo,

Elda2h ago

Any company saying that is BS, it should definitely go in one ear & out the other. Again....prices go up eventually no matter what it is.

SPEAKxTHExTRUTH3h ago

Good luck explaining that to a certain fanboy group…

Outside_ofthe_Box3h ago(Edited 3h ago)

Tried telling that to a certain fanboy group when game and console prices went up 🤷🏾‍♂️. I remember the company being able to afford to eat rising costs being the rebuttal.
Bet you weren't as understanding of that concept then as you are now huh?

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GoodSmile Announces Two Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Nendoroids

GoodSmile Company formally revealed two Nendoroids based off characters from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. - IS

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Nintendo's Official Magazine For Summer 2024 Gets English Digital Release

Summer is finally here and Nintendo is seeing it in with a brand new online seasonal magazine.

The full 84-page magazine was shared today by Nintendo Japan and is, naturally, in Japanese. However, the Big N also shared a slightly abridged 54-page version in English so you can read up on all the Nintendo gossip for the summer.

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