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Popular Mechanics Honors Xbox One with 2013 ?Breakthrough Award? for Innovation

By Xbox Wire Staff 

 

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We love awards! And we?re thrilled that Popular Mechanics chose Xbox One as a winner of this year?s ?Breakthrough Product Awards.? Xbox One is the only gaming product among the winners ? a tremendous feat for the team. We?re proud that Xbox One was recognized as an innovative, all-in-one entertainment system, bringing next-generation games, TV, music, movies, sports, apps and an improved Kinect sensor into one device.

The Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards acknowledge products and innovators across technology, medicine, space exploration, automotive design, and beyond that are setting benchmarks in design and engineering.

During the selection process, editors from Popular Mechanics consulted a wide range of experts and tested hundreds of products throughout the year to arrive at their ?game-changing? selections.

?Each year?s recipients are awe-inspiring as they shape our future through life-changing ideas and innovative products,? said James B. Meigs, editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics. Some of the other winners in both the Product and Innovator categories include the Pebble Watch, Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory, Indego Exoskeleton and the Moringa-Seed Water Filter.

We?re honored to join the other recipients in the November issue of Popular Mechanics, available on newsstands on Oct. 15, and at the awards ceremony in New York City on Oct. 22.

 

Source: Xbox Wire

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So how much was the bribe?      /sarcasm

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Guess I'm just not as awe inspired by a product that does everything but burn toast. I just want something that plays games and only games but congrats to xbox team.

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Maybe I don't see the xbone as something special..  it does everything my pc has done for years... ah well grats to those who worked on it.

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Congrats Microsoft... You have been under heavy heavy fire for about 12+ months now.

 

It's good to see some good news on your behalf.

 

The Xbox One is a Videogame machine.  But the Tech under the hood makes it ready to be anything else it needs to be out of the box.  It is a Videogame console, Roku, Apple TV,Video chat device, gateway to sports and other services, etc all in one shot.

 

The only thing that will show it's age on the Xbox One is the games as time goes on.  All other aspects of the Xbox One can only get better not worse (barring any RRoD or anything of the sort)

 

Yes PC's have been doing this (and more) for years.  But PC's don't rule the typical Living Room.  No drivers to download, no need to hunt down the latest firmware.  If there is even the slightest internet connection, the X1 does all the work.

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So how much was the bribe?      /sarcasm

 

:rolleyes:

 

Clearly because you don't agree with it they were bribed.

 

Well deserved award IMO.

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Umm it's just a game console... Console peasants must be drooling at this though. 

 

Also I leave you with this:

 

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Umm it's just a game console... Console peasants must be drooling at this though. 

 

Also I leave you with this:

 

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Tsk tsk at least use the one with our lord and saviour, Gaben. 

 

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I guess we forgot what the word innovative means.

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According to Popular Mechanics "the most notable improvement is the kinect sensor".

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Honestly there is nothing innovative with either PS4 or xbox one.  I have to say I am impressed with kinnect.  

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I guess we forgot what the word innovative means.

 

I dare say you don't have a clue. ;)

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:rolleyes:

 

Clearly because you don't agree with it they were bribed.

 

Well deserved award IMO.

Look at my quote again.

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Look at my quote again.

Haha man I thought it had to be but completely missed it :laugh: my bad.

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Despite the sarcasm, a bribe wouldn't exactly be MS's first time throwing money around to have something go their way.

Love the gay super tight spandex in the pics btw. [/sarc]

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According to Popular Mechanics "the most notable improvement is the kinect sensor".

 

Seeing some hack projects done with first gen Kinect, one cannot help but to think that it is, in fact, an amazing device. Not very useful for games (and I doubt that will change), but rather quite a fun toy to show abilities of the Force and such.

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I think some people get too caught up in the 'console wars' to look at these things without a slant. Step back from the gaming part and just look at it as a media device.

 

What is so bad about awarding the X1 as an exciting media device?  Remember, the award is clearly slanted towards users that are fans of all in one devices that can offer a wide range of entertainment experiences. MS has positioned the X1 to be just that. Since its not out yet, who knows if it will turn out to do that well, but there is potential.

 

This isn't some slight against the ps4. If this was an award about best gaming console, then I get having an issue.

 

I think using the term 'innovative' is what creates the problem for some. Innovation is one of those words that have a wide range of meanings, something different for everyone. Its a word that has almost lost meaning to me personally because its so overused.

 

I don't think the X1 or PS4 are innovative based on my definition of it, but instead, both are evolutionary upgrades to the previous gen. If Kinect was introduced on the X1 and not the 360, then I could see using 'innovative' since its a new thing, but its not. Nothing about the X1 is completely original, just upgrades or improvements to ideas from the past.

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