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supreme kotor 05-21-2013 04:19 PM

Xbox One
Xbox one reveled today!:


Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled the Xbox One, the newest version of its popular game console.
Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft's interactive entertainment business, said the company wanted to design and build the "ultimate all-in-one home entertainment system."

The Xbox One will be available around the world later this year.

The Xbox One includes games, TV, movies, music, the Web, and apps. It has Skype and live TV capabilities, as well as voice recognition to switch between programs, new gesture recognition, and the ability to operate multiple programs at the same time. And users make group video calls via Skype, said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of marketing, strategy, and business for Microsoft's interactive entertainment business.
The new Xbox home screen identifies users and logs them in with all their favorite apps and games. It remembers what they were doing the last time they played, and those actions show up on the home screen. A new "trending tab" shows users what's popular with friends and the overall community.

The Xbox One also includes three operating systems in one -- the Xbox operating system, a Windows OS kernel, and software to connect the two operating systems for multitasking. Microsoft also launched a new Xbox Live system for its updated game console Under the hood of the large, sleek, black device are an eight-core processor, 8GB of RAM, Blu-ray, USB 3, HDMI in/out, and a 500GB hard drive..
Microsoft, which is hosting its special next-generation Xbox event at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters, last introduced a new gaming console, the Xbox 360, in 2005. Since that time, the Xbox has become the best-selling game console in the country. In April alone, consumers spent $208 million on hardware, software, and accessories for the Xbox.

However, the new Xbox launch comes as the game console business faces an uncertain future. More and more people are turning to mobile devices and the Web for gaming, which has resulted in weaker console sales. The Nintendo Wii U, which includes a tablet-like game controller that doubles as a second screen, has faced tepid interest since launching late last year. Sony, meanwhile, unveiled its Playstation 4 in February, but the device isn't expected to hit the market until the fall.

The Xbox One is being positioned as a complete home entertainment system.
James Martin/CNET
To help game consoles become more of a living room staple, Microsoft has been incorporating more entertainment capabilities into its Xbox, including media-streaming functionality. Throughout the event Tuesday, Microsoft positioned the Xbox One as an entertainment system, not just a game console.
This story is being updated as events unfold in real time.


I do encourage you to check out the link as you can see pictures of it and the new "retro" controller. I obviously can't judge the counsel yet but in my opinion they completly killed the xbox's sleek looks like an oversized DVD player...and don't even get me started on the controller ;)

-Supreme Kotor

Alexrd 05-21-2013 04:40 PM

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In the end, it's an huge brick.

Boba Rhett 05-21-2013 06:46 PM

The reveal summed up in a word - yipes.

Q 05-21-2013 06:59 PM

Mark you well the capabilities of this console, for that is the level at which gaming will stagnate for the next eight years. :roleyess:

Fallen Guardian 05-21-2013 06:59 PM

That controller scares me.

Boba Rhett 05-21-2013 07:33 PM

Aaaaaaaand they just confirmed that the console will not function if you don't connect to the internet for longer than 24 hours.

Again, yipes.

supreme kotor 05-21-2013 07:36 PM

Well time to throw in the money for a ps4 instead...

Dread Advocate 05-21-2013 07:56 PM

I'm not liking anything other than the controller.

logan23 05-21-2013 08:16 PM

It was uhhmmm.....Want to see the games. The stuff they showed is not important to me.

Boba Rhett 05-21-2013 09:14 PM


Originally Posted by beanlord56 (Post 2832806)
I'm not liking anything other than the controller.

These were my exact sentiments after the reveal.

LDR 05-21-2013 09:41 PM

I've heard there's no backwards compatibility, so I'm going to stick with my Xbox 360.

For as long as possible. :p

Boba Rhett 05-21-2013 10:16 PM

Brief Video Summary of Today's Reveal

Canderis 05-21-2013 10:34 PM

Why the hell call it one?

Boba Rhett 05-21-2013 10:37 PM

Because it's your sports, entertainment, and brah connection all in One!

Oh and you can play games on it too or something.

swphreak 05-21-2013 10:40 PM

I'm thinking I'm going to pass on this one. Microsoft is basically selling a Media Center PC that also plays games.

My thoughts:
  • I have a feeling everything that was demonstrated requires Xbox Live Gold.
  • I've been told the internal hard drive is 500 GB? I don't see that being anywher near enough for installed games AND whatever DVR functionality the XBone has.
  • Kinect - No thank you.
  • DRM - no thank you.
  • No idea how the XBone would integrate with my TV provider. Not to mention if my provider will be charging me extra.

I think I'll be sticking with my PC. I haven't played a 360 game in ages. Microsoft is going to have a hell of a time trying to sell me on the bone.

urluckyday 05-21-2013 10:49 PM

Still too early for me to make an assessment of this. Seems like a lot of you have already made up your minds, so there's no point in arguing for/against any of them. All goody though...if it's fun to use, I'll give it a whirl.

Lynk Former 05-21-2013 11:01 PM

Activation codes. Must be connected to the net at least once every 24 hours. Others have to pay the games full price if they want to borrow the game disc from you. Anti-consumer. Xbox one.

The games are actually the least important thing about this console now.

Rogue15 05-21-2013 11:06 PM

lol damn, full price games? so, no more preowned?

i'll still buy it...

urluckyday 05-21-2013 11:16 PM


Originally Posted by Rogue15 (Post 2832822)
lol damn, full price games? so, no more preowned?

i'll still buy it...

No, they said that there is still going to be pre-owned options for their games. Nothing further to announce yet.

Lynk Former 05-21-2013 11:32 PM

From the information Phil Harrison has been spilling so far, it looks like you can trade in your activation code. Perhaps through Microsoft only, perhaps through retailers as well, no details on how at the moment.

They're not taking EVERY step to screw people over, but they're taking enough steps for me to not like where Xone is going.

Rogue15 05-21-2013 11:49 PM

the majority of the games i have on my 360 were preowned games or platinums.

Darth333 05-21-2013 11:53 PM

Connected to the net, the camera can even detect your heartbeat, it doesn't shut off so it can listen when you tell it to turn on, the DRM stuff...How much data will be sent back to MS? Am I the only one who finds it creepy?

This thing is starting to sound like the telecreens in Orwells' 1984 novel:


The instrument (the telescreen, it was called) could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely.[...]

The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plate commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment.

Lynk Former 05-22-2013 12:08 AM

It is pretty creepy, but I think there's so much wrong with this console that not all of what's wrong with it is sinking in just yet. People are just focusing on all of the really obvious stuff at the moment... there's still a lot to horrify yet to come when we finally realise it.

L0ki194 05-22-2013 02:20 AM

Well, .... crap. I've always played on Xbox cause I've been a long time "Halo" fan (still am), but..... This just.... doesn't seem right. I feel like I want to get it but I know in my head that I should just get a decent gaming computer (or something) and just stick with that. Plus, I'm mostly on my computer 24/7 (Not literally... well, maybe.) And the Kinect...... well that's just as creepy if a spider mated with a fly.... and a scorpion...... actually, never mind... that's worse.

Soooo I'm thinkin' I'll just stick to playing games on a PC from now on. Unless I hear anything later that catches my eye.

Taak Farst 05-22-2013 03:22 AM


Originally Posted by Boba Rhett (Post 2832817)
Oh and you can play games on it too or something.


No but in all seriousness, this just makes me worry about the video game industry. Less console-specific hardware = Less Games = Less Money = Soon to be non-existent industry.

Screw Microsoft. Stop with your gimmicks. Smartglass has NO USE. If I am in a place where I have my Xbox, chances are that I have my TV Package, and don't need the TV on the Xbox! If I want to Skype, I'll use my PC! STAHP IT! This is just the pinnacle of lazy!

And the thing itself looks like a bigger, heavier brick than the original xbox. Jesus. This is where standards are defined Microsoft, you are certainly right when you spew that sentence a billion times. The problem is that the standards you've made for the next 8 years are not good.

Lynk Former 05-22-2013 03:44 AM

Just because Xbox One seems to be pretty bad, it doesn't mean the video game industry is dead or dying. You're giving them WAAAY too much credit.

Red Hessian 05-22-2013 05:34 AM

It reminds me of a VCR for some reason. :D

mimartin 05-22-2013 11:26 AM

I will wait and see....

Games are what sell me, not the console, a game comes out that I want to play bad enough, I will buy the stupid thing....lets see how well it monitors my heart beat from the hall closet. :xp:

Miltiades 05-22-2013 12:19 PM

Even in its design it doesn't seem to know what it wants to be. I'll tell you what it is, though: ugly as hell.

But it plays Call of Duty.

logan23 05-22-2013 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by mimartin (Post 2832846)
I will wait and see....

Games are what sell me, not the console, a game comes out that I want to play bad enough, I will buy the stupid thing....lets see how well it monitors my heart beat from the hall closet. :xp:

What if you take something soft and tape it to the eye of the kinetic ?

Lynk Former 05-22-2013 01:32 PM

It can still hear you... hear you while you sleep... hear you breathing... while you sleep... at night...

Rogue15 05-22-2013 02:20 PM

i wonder if it will have a 'im falling and i cant get up' app

supreme kotor 05-22-2013 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by Lynk Former (Post 2832859)
It can still hear you... hear you while you sleep... hear you breathing... while you sleep... at night...

That's ok I don sleep. I just stay up and stare at pictures like this wishing the Xbox one looked like them:

Astor 05-22-2013 02:28 PM



Originally Posted by Boba Rhett (Post 2832800)
The reveal summed up in a word - yipes.


Given how often I've used my Xbox since this time last year (a whole 20 hours), I'll be giving this a miss. I've never used Gold, and only ever connected my Xbox 360 to the internet for essential software updates., and considering my crappy wireless requires me to be within 20 feet of the router, I'm not impressed at all by the requirement to connect to the internet every 24 hours.

We might be living in an increasingly connected world, but I'll connect to it when I want to, not when Microsoft tells me to.

.:Lord Revan:. 05-22-2013 03:30 PM

Hey it may be a "brick" but that is the sexiest brick i've ever seen.
I love my xbox I have a gold membership so no biggie.
And hey my girlfriend could take some lessons from it about "sensing my heartbeat, all the time".......

Alexrd 05-22-2013 07:11 PM


Boba Rhett 05-22-2013 08:13 PM

I wanted to laugh at that but then I started to cry. :(

Oh, and it just came out that the One also cannot use any existing headsets. This whole thing was already laughable but now it's wrapped back around to sad.

Lynk Former 05-22-2013 09:49 PM

It's not indie developer friendly either...

supreme kotor 05-22-2013 10:34 PM


Originally Posted by Lynk Former (Post 2832877)
It's not indie developer friendly either...

This is true. Here's a more through breakdown of why though...not that they should leave indie behind I love indie.

Boba Rhett 05-22-2013 11:52 PM

Ok, this shop job actually made the design far more appealing to me. Hits me right in my Atari 2600 feels.

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