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#1 BajiRav

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 14:00

Huge article and haven't finished reading myself

Source: http://www.ign.com/b...the-console-war

 

Eight years after the launch of the Xbox 360, Microsoft is finally on the verge of launching its successor, the Xbox One. A potentially exciting time for Microsoft has turned into an absolute PR disaster, but in a surprise move to win back some support, Microsoft decided to reverse their unpopular policies on the 24-hour internet connection checks and rules regarding sharing games. Despite the overwhelming support for Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft is not out of the fight just yet. There’s no doubt that Sony has the edge in terms of consumer support right now, but this fight will rage on for years to come.

Part gaming console, part entertainment hub, Microsoft is attempting to take over your living room — and that’s exactly why they’ll come out on top of the console war when the dust has settled. Some of you may be thinking that this premature proclamation of victory for Microsoft’s Xbox One months before it is even available on the market is absurd, but expanding their audience will be the catalyst to victory. They’ve evolved far beyond the traditional gaming console model, and their forward thinking will pay off as the Xbox One gradually asserts itself as the top choice in houses across the world.

Living rooms have typically been dominated by televisions, so it only makes sense that Microsoft aims to completely integrate the Xbox One into it. From playing your Blu-Ray movies to watching TV, Microsoft is attempting to place the Xbox One at the center of your home entertainment. Using an HDMI port for the cable TV pass-through, your Xbox will be connected directly to your set-top box. But it’s more than just an extension of your cable box — it’s meant to be all that and more.

 




#2 ahhell

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 14:02

This thread is going to turn out well.

 

OP better have the fire department standing by.

 

 

Don't really care if there is a "winner" as long as there are good games.



#3 SlimShady

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 14:03

Well it depends how much TV they can provide to consumers not living in the US and UK. Or is it about gaming anyway and people will buy it?



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 14:08

I can't read the article right now but from the part your posted it looks like a very US centric way to see things. The title should be "Why Microsoft's Xbox One Will Win the Console War in the USA".



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 14:14

LOL "Console War"



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 14:27

Lots of great points in the article.. but nothing there convinces me of a "winner".  I dont believe there was a "winner" this generation and I dont think there will be one next.. Both will sell great.

 

Quick rant -

I just realized that come November... I'm not going to be happy.  Currently my cable box is plugged into the 3rd HDMI port on my receiver TV/SAT, custom label reads Fios (easy for wife to know which input to use).  My 360 is plugged into the 4th port GAME, custom label reads 360.  Now when I hookup my Xbox One (remove my 360) I'll continue to use the 3rd port but when I see Fios as the input when Im playing a game on xbox.. its going to drive me nuts!



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 14:29

I can't read the article right now but from the part your posted it looks like a very US centric way to see things. The title should be "Why Microsoft's Xbox One Will Win the Console War in the USA".

 

MIGHT win the console war in the USA, nothing is a given yet. 
The peice did come across as very USA centric thou. A lot of the features discussed in that editorial wont even become available to Australians in the next 12 months, if at all.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 14:52

Lots of great points in the article.. but nothing there convinces me of a "winner".  I dont believe there was a "winner" this generation and I dont think there will be one next.. Both will sell great.

 

Quick rant -

I just realized that come November... I'm not going to be happy.  Currently my cable box is plugged into the 3rd HDMI port on my receiver TV/SAT, custom label reads Fios (easy for wife to know which input to use).  My 360 is plugged into the 4th port GAME, custom label reads 360.  Now when I hookup my Xbox One (remove my 360) I'll continue to use the 3rd port but when I see Fios as the input when Im playing a game on xbox.. its going to drive me nuts!

Just re-label it as NEO :shifty:



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 15:38

LOL "Console War"

Do you think in 50 years time we will all be talking about the great console war of 13/14 and how we lost so many good men and women in the battle of the flames!

 

I can't help but laugh at threads like this as it's just asking to start all of the fan boys off. What determines what is a winner anyway!? sales?



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 19:39

Do you think in 50 years time we will all be talking about the great console war of 13/14 and how we lost so many good men and women in the battle of the flames!

 

 

 

Never forget!



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 19:58

It references the success of the Wii as "proof" that the future of gaming is beyond gamepads but actually it just proved motions controls were a good way to draw in casual gamers but it didn't hold their interest and most of them quickly gathered dust so I'm still not convinced in Kinect. I'd much rather have the fast and accurate gamepad than moving about



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 20:02

Wishful thinking, wonder how much IGN were paid to run that article.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 20:09

Wishful thinking, wonder how much IGN were paid to run that article.

It's some guy's blog that IGN ran just for the sake of page hits.

 

Not everything is a ######ing moneyhat.  :|



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 20:29

It's not a matter of winning or losing. It's a matter of success or failure. We can safely assume that both the PS4 and XB1 will be a success. Consumers should buy either console for the games they like, not because one is made by Microsoft and the other is made by Sony.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 00:55

I won't declare a winner or loser...
But as of RIGHT NOW, the XB1 looks better situated for the long haul...
Both companies have said in interviews that these respective consoles will be around for at least a decade...
That's a long, long time...

People mock and laugh at tv, tv, tv...and Skype, and snap in, sports... Cloud is a gimmick...etc...
But those little in between things are gonna be a BIG ADVANTAGE for a 10yr run...

Sony has built a powerhouse as far as raw horse power goes (hardware is their specialty and all)....
Hopefully it's also built to be flexible (I don't mean just Netflix or Amazon)... But open up to other features...
Say... Tv, tv,, tv... Some PS Eye specialty, etc...


The games will definitely be there for both consoles... Thats a given...

But it's the in between features that will determine the "Lead Platform"...