The Xbox Series X was a blip on the radar of The Game Awards, not a showstopper at a show like E3. Will that harm the console going into next-gen, or does Microsoft have other ideas?
It's been almost non-stop talk about the XSX since then when people aren't arguing about Death Stranding. I wouldn't call that a blip on the radar.
I think it's meaning more so it came unexpected, it was a "blip" announcement that it would be at Game Awards. But yeah, nonstop talk since then. It's gonna be like this all year
Nah, i don't, i think when the PS5 specs will be around the internet will be like a 100 meters high Tsunami that will keep on roling for months😉
I think the author lives in a parallel earth. Lol
It’s non stop media coverage and pr fluff.. It’s paid to “be talked about”... What the majority of possible consumers are saying is enough with an unproven company trying to stay relevant. They need to prove themselves. Ie deliver. There is no taking microsoft on their words after 9 years of lies, disappointment, and deceitful approaches.
“It’s non stop media coverage and pr fluff.. It’s paid to “be talked about” So now paid advertisements is a bad thing? And you are here right now, on an Xbox SX article talking about it, so are you being paid? Smh 🤦♂️
Agreed. These articles just parrot the nonsence MS spouts with no critical analysis. All of a sudden console sales mean nothing when the most irrelevant company in the console game has their sales collapse to the point where they stop giving out any numbers.
“ their sales collapse to the point where they stop giving out any numbers” And those numbers benefit you in what way? So you can use it to mock them when they sell less than the PS4?
Please elaborate. What 9 years of lies?
The response hasn't been a blip, but the reveal wasn't some dedicated mega-event. That's what the author is saying.
I don't think that's what they meant at all. And if they did, it doesn't make sense. No one cares how much time is spent, and in fact "more time" wouldn't have been better but likely worse. Let alone radar measures size and distance, and the news was far from a blip no matter how much time it spent on stage. " a blip on the radar of The Game Awards, not a showstopper at a show" It's the most talked about item from The Game Awards, the biggest news out of it, therefore not a blip on the radar of TGA. It wasn't a show stopper, but what is in this day and age?
Actually.....it is exactly what he says in the article: "With all that said, it makes sense that the console reveal was at The Game Awards and not its own stage." I think you are misreading his point. It isn't about the response at all. It was a three minute announcement at a gaming awards show vs an hour long dedicated presentation like with Xbox One. "The Xbox Series X was a blip on the radar of The Game Awards, not a showstopper at a show like E3." "Like E3". You missed that part. He didn't say the announcement "wasn't a show stopper". He is saying a major event at E3 revealing the next Xbox would have been a "show stopper".
If by 'non stop talk' you mean, non stop paid shill articles, I agree.
I think if you are comparing it to one game, you are setting the bar pretty low. It was definitely big news but for a reveal it was rather subdued. A “blip” might be exaggerating but a big bang it was not.
@King_Noctis nobody needs MS to disclose the actual Xbox numbers to know or mock how poorly they've done this generation. Why anyone would take anything MS says too seriously regarding where the industry is going is beyond me, when they cant even be honest about how Xbox is doing now.
A blip on the radar would mean nobody was talking about it. When quite a few were talking about it. A MS event would of been bigger definitely than the VGA's that's for sure. I think MS just wanted to get the announcement out the way for competition reasons. Sony is rumored for a PS5 announcement at CES, hopefully they'll have a full event their instead of MS drive by reveal like at the VGA's.
At CES...? Man there havent been big gaming announcements at CES since the creation of E3. Otherwise CES was the place to be for such things. And I used to love how there were two CES each year.
^not trolling. I really dont remember the PS3 at CES. But you are correct, even though that was more about Bluray and HDDVD than the PS3. It was mentioned as being bluray enabled but the full reveal was at E305
darth72 - Cory Barlog tweeted he'll be attending his first CES next week. And Sony has a hashtag - #SonyCES and below it 'the future is coming'. So there's a chance, a slim chance - but a chance nonetheless.
The controller will be shown
Would think a "full event" would entail system specs if not tech demos.
**Simply put, the focus hasn’t been on the console for quite a while, and it probably won’t change in the new year.** That better change going into next gen. Do those other things. But focus on what matters. Don't just dabble in HD DVD or Kinect or MR, etc. Focus on the console. Go all in or go home. Console Gamers can tell when there's no focus. PC is different because it does so many other things than just games. Microsoft is getting their 15 minutes though. No doubting that. They felt that showing something first will get a leg up on Sony who did that to them in 2013. Because Microsoft no longer has a first mover advantage. It's a nice looking console. But I still don't like offset analog sticks. Also, a less powerful and cheaper alternative next gen Xbox is a bad idea. Just keep Xbox one x as the cheaper model going forward if that's the case. And possibly stream next gen games to one x for a fee. Native players would buy Series X for direct playing. The only problem is, Sony has outsold Microsoft with less power, more power, being on the market first, being on the market second, launching at the same time, at a higher price, harder to program for and with an even more powerful competing product on the market with the X. They had no choice but to say something sooner or get left behind when Sony announces theirs. **We’re entering a new era of gaming, where wars between console and PC fade into the background** There was never a war between the two article writer. PC has had and will have the advantage because of its multi use, amount of software and modification ability. If there was a war, the peace treaty would have been signed in the first 10 minutes. Because the battle would have been over with Sony being the last man going down fighting. But boy would that have been a hellava fight. Because Sony has a good right jab, a left hook and a roundhouse kick. And Nintendo is that small, scrappy fighter that just keeps punching. Microsoft would have went to the bookies to bet on PC before the fight started.
Apocalypse, here you are spouting nonsense on another Xbox article. This time you say MS had no choice but to announce before Sony, or get left behind. But if Sony announced first you would have said MS got caught with their pants down and then had to rush their announcement. You can't help but slate Xbox on every article that no-one is fooled by your Sony PR any more. Still, maybe they will send you a free PS5 for all your hard work.
"PC is different because it does so many other things than just games" *Looks at Xbox*.....*looks backs at PC*......*looks at apocalypse* 😑 just stop talking dude. I didn't even read the rest of that nonsense cause I know it's more BS that you usually spit. Judging by Chris comment looks like I'm correct 😂
Understated? When has an Xbox product *EVER* been "understated"?
All they did was show what it look like and the name, that's about it
And look at the amount of articles already proclaiming the winners of next gen. Didn't say that the overstating was directly from MS.
Haven't seen one post say they're gonna win next gen already.
That's the problem with the MS fan base or support structure if not MS's PR: every announcement becomes a win over the competition. The Xex-Box isn't just a new console, it Game Pass and new studios are a return to the early 360 days when was the #1 system in the industry. When MS could honestly get away with saying that anyway.
If that's how you feel so be it. I personally don't care who outsell who, my pocket won't see any of it. I only wish the best for both brands and for them to keep feeding us gamers with great entertainment. If one does something better than the other and get you upset I suggest you change your priorities, cause you will be seeing plenty of articles like that especially if it's more powerful. And stop acting like you don't be on the Frontline when it's the other way around.
" I only wish the best for both brands and for them to keep feeding us gamers with great entertainment." Again, the issue with MS is that they're overstated. That they make big announcement only to fail to follow through. Kinect wasn't just an add-on with its own set of titles, it was a trans-formative lifestyle that would have involved the whole family. Cloud distribution wasn't just going to be for streaming, it was going to improve game quality while speeding up production. And when MS could honestly say that the Xbox 360 lead the industry - they stopped making games. Waited for 3rd parties to come to them. Became further lazy in the types of games they offered. "And stop acting like you don't be on the Frontline when it's the other way around." Actually, I'm more PC nowadays.
Personally, im really looking forward to next gen. Im happy with my back catalogue, it could last me the year, save some cash for a day one extravaganza. Who doesn't love a new console box opening. lifting the console out the box like its made of glass. Telling the wife to take a pic and get me three buckets, cos when I plug this bad boy in, you ain't gonna see this face for a week.
Just one sentence in and already has a major component wrong. This is not bolding well for this author. Series X wasn't a blip at the Game Awards...it was the most talked about news of the show. And it's announcement was done that way intentionally to catch everyone by surprise and get the industry talking...they have accomplished that mission successfully. As far as "other ideas"...well plenty about its story that we still don't know (that goes for Sony as well) and plenty of time and events to tell more of that story leading up to launch. SX has been buzzin ever since the announcement and Microsoft messaging has been very good. Certainly no harm done so far...i say enjoy the ride and let it play out. Exciting times.
He is just talking about the size and scope of the announcement when he calls it a "blip". Compare. Xbox Series X reveal: https://www.youtube.com/wat... Xbox One reveal: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
I haven't had a chance to look at the links you posted yet. But his wording imo was poorly chosen. Even if speaking on a comparative sense...the Series X was just the opening act...not a full reveal, and was never intended to be.
Now it's been close to month of PR puff pieces, the momentum has already swung the other way. Now it's all about PS5 and negative articles highlighting rumours from years past. While ms did surprise everyone - Sony included - it may have been a little too early. And they need to show games actually running on it, not in-engine stuff. It was a console reveal after all.
Well...the media is going to do what the media does, which is attempt to breakdown and dissect whatever it is thats announced...which wasnt much in the grand scheme of things when you think about it. Microsoft simply put the announcement out there, and the media ran wild with it...its common. A little too early...according to whom and compared to what? Going by the press that they received from the announcement...Id say it was right on the money. People are talking about it, gamers are getting excited...its never too early for that. And besides...like I said earlier...there's plenty more to come...its a lot we still dont know. Yes, it was a console reveal...but not a full reveal.
You're absolutely right - they didn't actually show anything of substance. The consoles design and an in-engine (although impressive) trailer. According to me mate - it was my comment. The hype has died down and the focus is on Sony and PS5. Some series x gameplay would've been a start, it was definitely a strange way to go about it. Like you said - they didn't show much.
The focus is on PS5 and Sony? OK. Maybe I missed it over the holiday break...did they announce or show anything worth focusing on? And sure...the actual Series X announcement has died down some...but the announcement did exactly what it was suppose to and more....which is the reason why they chose to do it. Like I also said...more of the story is coming.
You've missed all the negative conjecture surrounding PS5 specs and price? It started with a few articles now there's a barrage of them - all repeating the same stuff. None of it official, none of it positive - all of it useless. All we're seeing regarding series x is 'hope' - 'maybe' and 'they've changed' articles. Is that what they're going for? Because that's what they're getting - nothing concrete, nothing genuine. Not what you'd want after announcing your next big thing.
Is that what who is going for? The media, or these gaming companies? Like I already said...the media will do what the media does. Why not just chalk these articles up to more "puff pieces"??? Sony nor Microsoft is immune to them from the media. In terms of showing games...neither console has shown nothing other than "in engine" content thus far...Microsoft with Halo Infinite and Hellblade 2 and Sony with Godfall through 3rd party. Im enjoying the ride thus far and wanting to see more...exciting times.
Absolutely the media will write puff pieces - just seems a little one way, one overwhelmingly positive and the other negative unfounded rumours. But whatever, it isn't working - it's actually creating positive hype and anticipation for PS5. If you do a little digging there's a small GIF going around of GodFall which actually looks x10 better than the in-engine footage they showed. Why that wasn't shown is beyond me.
PS5 hasn't even announced anything so how is the focus all on them? Talk of power is both ways and due to a leaker that has credibility. So if such a person says this console will be 9.2 and the other 12 ya it gonna be talked about cause ppl wanna know as much about these console as possible true or not. Just like the XO when it was reveal it was weaker than PS4 all the negative article rolled in. Stop acting like you're new to gaming. There 0 info about PS5 outside a rumor of it being weaker than XSX. So what can you possibly say positive about PS5 atm when we have 0 info? Oh ya BC which was talked about and obvious
Yes, I saw the GIF before...nice reflections. Ill wait for something a little more...concrete though. Something official.
The links simply show the length of the Xbox One reveal versus Series X. 5 minutes vs 1 hour. Sorry, but that is a significant difference. And the Xbox One reveal didn't have all the info regarding the console either. The problem here is reading just the description and not the article. The description presents an entirely different picture so, in that, it was poorly done. Or it was done exactly as designed (probably by an editor) and it generated controversy from something so benign. Here is better synopsis of what the article said: "With all that said, it makes sense that the console reveal was at The Game Awards and not its own stage. Sure, it will be exciting to see what the new console can do, but Xbox means so much more than a single box now." Directly from the article, which, by the way, never mentions anything about "blips" or "radar".
Yeah...to be honest...I didnt read the actual article because like I said, we were just one sentence into the description and already his wording was off. If the description is there to get people to click on the link, then yeah...he did a poor job. And yes, I agree...Xbox is much more than a single box now.
It’s called a teaser. Of course there’s a whole campaign coming. Still a year away. We’ve been working on tons of ms media already and it’s just ramping up
I get what he is saying. Although the reaction has been significant and boisterous, the reveal itself wasn't some incredibly over-hyped mega-event. Microsoft's overall plan for gaming is much broader than Xbox the console and that is the author's point. I think he is right. This was purposefully muted in comparison to past reveals because gaming at MS isn't just about consoles. Just another piece in their bigger puzzle.
Both Sony and Microsoft are getting ready for big reveals this year I'm sure. We don't even know the specs yet or even all of the launch titles.
Things seem to be shifting. I feel like Sony has been becoming more “corporate” for example holding out on cross platform play until they were forced to change and “flip the switch” by twitter campaigns. Whereas Microsoft seems more open, transparent and down to earth with Phil openly discussing and owning their mistakes and short comings with the Xbox one. But have made positive and humble strides to right the ship. Such as better hardware, first part investments, backward compatibility, gamepass, supporting cross buy/play Etc
They literally just need to reveal ray traced Minecraft in 4K 60 exclusively for Xsx and they will have sold their console. Kids will think it’s Minecraft 2.. everything else would be tactical. But I don’t think the person in charge of strategy at Microsoft for marketing and these things understands what It means to want to win.
Because we already knew it was coming, and it's almost a year from release. All they revealed was the design and some graphical capabilities. Why would the internet blow up over that anyway? When they show the software lineup and actual gameplay/features is when you should start hyping it. Same goes for PS5, if they just showed the design right now, I can't imagine the world going crazy over it.
"Understated"? That bulky monstrosity is anything but.
It will match its understated library of games.
Yeah, nothing in the "grass roots" press coverage of Xbox is understated. The fact that this headline exists is proof of the lack of respect that game journos have for the intelligence of their readers.
"owners of all three consoles will likely have the option of playing the biggest Xbox Series X blockbusters" Sorry but there will be NO owner of three consoles whatsoever as a majority. People will be selecting ONE console to go throughout the generation or maybe two depending on their income. The majority of players are low incomes. These players are the greatest number in the list. Why should I play ANY Xbox game when PS5 will have the best EXCLUSIVE titles? It's true, MS is focusing on services and game pass. However the big difference here is that Sony is focusing on fresh game franchises and new exclusives. Gamers noticed that quality matters over services and GAAS. With Sony you will have more top quality at the price of 500 dollars (more bang for your buck). Why should I limit myself to a service of streaming? Why should I suffer lag when there is still a true digital divide? Sony is providing digital, physical distribution and will provide backward compatibility off the bat. The author is missing the point. At this moment all the People who owned a PS4 will not have second thoughts to get a PS5. It will happen instantly. Why? All those users knows EXACTLY what to expect with Sony. However with the lack of delivery of XBOX people will be extremely cautious waiting. They will not purchase day one for sure. Microsoft gave their back to exclusivity and quality. Players will submit their wallet voting towards the PS5. Sony played their best card. They stayed quiet.
The lack of foresight of this author and the inability to understand the point of a teaser says a lot about fanboyism, bias and spin,since we are a year away from release. The teaser did exactly what it was supposed to do. Generate buzz. It’s lack of specific info was intentional (like all teasers) - So lots of ppl write lots of speculative articles but now use the real name of the console (internet advertising, metadata load up) and that starts up the whole advertising/hype machine. Expect a ton of info at e3 2020 and thereafter. There’s no point to do that now. What made this teaser especially effective in its simplicity is that 0 ppl were expecting it. THAT was it’s ultimate power. If you can’t see that, you shouldn’t be an industry writer.
If you can call a massive subwoofer understated
It wasn't a special reveal like at e3 or anything
My belief for the Game Awards reveal is that they wanted to get ahead of the "what the hell is with that name and design" controversy that was sure to follow. They showed of the console and its name in December. People joke and meme and get comfortable with the look. Then in early 2020 they nail in the specs, launch titles, controller, Game Pass, xCloud and everything else. That way people aren't talking about the design, but instead about the services and features.
A blip? That's all I've heard about since the VGA's. Microsoft had an audience I'm over 40 million people watching the award show. More than an E3 conference. I think it was a good move.
non stop media coverage... pls stop with these garbage
Yea let's all argue about what metaphore was used in an article by some guy instead of looking at facts. N4G
Current generation already defined next generation IMO. Leader will be the same, whatever they come up with.
Unless you're a stock holder in any one of the companies. I wouldn't worry about it. Nothing is exclusive to the consumers. There isn't technically a "war". It's just a matter of choices. And I prefer to have as many choices as possible when it comes to gaming as one of my many hobbies. Brand loyalty is the chains that hold those back from said choices.
It is a good point. Folks didn't just choose a console this gen. They choose an ecosystem. So you have nearly 100 thousand PS4 owners out there and all their games are going to move naturally over to PS5. Jumping over to Xbox means sacrificing all your purchases, your profile, your trophies, etc. The same is true for Xbox owners, but we are talking less than half as many gamers there.
MS and xbox has great media marketing right now. Sony will need to drop some bombs - but this should not be a problem for them to show again exclusives 5 years away from release :)
It looks really ugly. But it should be very powerful and silent (and thats the reason for being so ugly).