New Xbox One advert is all about football and multitasking

The very first TV commercial for Microsoft's Xbox One, released in September, was centered on how the next-gen console could help NFL football fans enjoy watching games on TV with features like instant updates on player stats and more. Now, Microsoft has launched a new TV ad for the Xbox One that shows how two ex-NFL legends can use the console.

The clip, with the title "Retirement Home", shows former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher at home watching an NFL game when he gets an Xbox One notification from Ray Lewis, another ex-linebacker, this time for the Baltimore Ravens. Lewis wants a quick game of "Madden NFL 25" with Urlacher and he accepts, while also snapping the live game he is watching to the side of the screen.

Urlacher, dressed in casual wear, then asks Lewis via an audio chat if he misses playing football. Lewis tells Urlacher he doesn't and that it's time to move on, but the ad shows that in his home, Lewis is actually putting on his old Ravens uniform, taping himself up and applying eye black on his face. 

This is the second Xbox One commercial that Microsoft debuted on U.S. networks this weekend, with the other being a funny ad about a woman who takes over her boyfriend's soccer time to play "Dead Rising 3."

Source: Xbox on YouTube

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MikeChipshop said,

Not sure if you missed the part where this isn;t just a gaming machine...

During the Super Bowl, water treatment plants get overloaded at half time because fans don't want to miss a second of the action. They aren't watching it, playing Madden and using Skype simultaneously. That kind of behaviour belongs in the DSM.

ambiance said,

During the Super Bowl, water treatment plants get overloaded at half time because fans don't want to miss a second of the action. They aren't watching it, playing Madden and using Skype simultaneously. That kind of behaviour belongs in the DSM.

Love the way you speak for all fans everywhere. Have some consideration for public choice.

I'm a PC gamer that has cable - however, it's the XB ONE's HDMI-in feature (which PS4 lacks) that would be the major selling point in terms of buying one instead of the other. (Not price, and not exclusive games or other content, either.) The included Kinect (which ties into the designed-in Skype) is certainly a nice touch, also (Skype + XBLA FTW). I'm normally not a console gamer (I've never owned a console) - mostly due to the cable-fu that has been a necessary until the upcoming generation of consoles. With XB ONE, that is reduced to the HDMI cabling - and with HDMI-in support, that is significantly handled. (Remember, the XB ONE controller is wireless by default, and Kinect comes pre-connected; my existing cable box is a Tivo Premiere, which connects via HDMI. Daisy-chaining - Premiere-> XB ONE-> TV. Utter lack of kerfuffle.)

Nah, that sucks, it means you have to turn on one device to use the other. Double the power bill for nothing! In my case though, more than double, since my media player uses just 2.5W, vs 150+W for the Xbox One.

It's gotta be more than 2.5 watts though, but anyway we'll see. Power bills are going to go up though the more devices you need on just to watch something and it will negate the power consumption advantage gained through the transition from CRTs to LED backlit screens.

i laughed at this and the dead rising one was funny. Shows what the kinect can do and why its worth the extra price tag. Everyone loves easy, why push buttons when you can just tell it what to do.

Spicoli said,
There's no outside the US. It's a myth perpetrated by recreants.

The US is the center of the universe and all that exists.

I am sooooo ready for this console. I can play games while my wife keeps her eye on a show, talks on skype, or looks on-line at something. Heck, even I can snap open a browser to look up a game walkthrough.

No more needing my phone or tablet near me unless it's for smartglass.

Got to admit open browser to look up a game walkthrough is Preety awesum

Skin said,
I am sooooo ready for this console. I can play games while my wife keeps her eye on a show, talks on skype, or looks on-line at something. Heck, even I can snap open a browser to look up a game walkthrough.

No more needing my phone or tablet near me unless it's for smartglass.

Wow, that's actually pretty cool, **** no, AWESOME! I'm so glad I'm getting the XB1 first this time around. Funny thing is I was pretty much a Nintendo + Sony fanboy for decades, and all the constant XB1 bashing hasn't convinced me even slightly that the PS4 is going to be the best over all console experience. Everything I've seen come out of the Xbox camp has been amazing post-E3, and **** I ****ing went thermal nuclear on MS after the whole always online ordeal(until they clarified why it was necessary). Now I'm not saying the XB1 will be the best console gaming experience, as anyone who is honest knows this can't be known until a few years in. Another thing I've noticed in all the arguments people are having is technical specs. Anyone who has been around for the last few console wars knows specs doesn't = best games, or most console/game sales. Need proof?

**##NES##** Vs Atari Vs !!Sega Master System!!
**##SNES##** Vs Genesis(CD,32X) Vs !!Atari Jaguar!!,
**##PSX##** Vs !!N64!! Vs Saturn,
!!Xbox!! Vs **##PS2##** Vs GCN Vs Dreamcast,
!!PS3!! Vs ##X360## Vs **Wii**(yes the Wii won by console sales, but not game sales, insane I know)

Console sales = **_**
Game sales = ##_##
Best specs on paper = !!_!!

I don't even want to go into handhelds. Nintendo has always had the low spec device and has ruled the handheld market since the Gameboy(almost 25 years now). I truly believe that the features MS has been working around the clock on will be the true console selling point this time around. People will walk into someones house with an XB1, and say things like "Wow that's amazing! What TV or DVR do you have?" not realizing that it's the console doing all that crazy ****. Those features that people would give an arm and a ****ing leg to have on a Tivo or smart television will push consoles off the shelves like crazy. Thanks to the PS3 and X360 people now expect a lot more from a console, not just games, and being the software powerhouse that is Microsoft I honestly don't see Sony catching up on the feature side anytime soon.

Spicoli said,
Can you use this party thing just to drunk trash talk about the game on TV or do you have to have a video game involved?

You can just drunk trash talk over Skype if you don't want to play the game.

I don't see any football in this. I see some guys wearing facial makeup what looks like ridiculous armour, and some kind of "eggball" thing, but no football.

Astra.Xtreme said,
I don't know about you, but I'd much rather be slide-tackled from behind than pile-drived by a 6'5" 300lb monster.

I think thats racism I am 6.5 and I say racism!

Geranium_Z__NL said,

I think thats racism I am 6.5 and I say racism!

Um what? What does race have anything to do with what I said?...
Please don't destroy the discussion with your non-sense...

Spicoli said,
I was trying to figure out racism in that context too. Heightism maybe?

I think everyone is "racing" to make dumb comments.

Astra.Xtreme said,

Um what? What does race have anything to do with what I said?...
Please don't destroy the discussion with your non-sense...

Jesus man, re-read that and tell me honestly that you think it's a serious comment. People are to hyper-sensitive around these here parts.

On topic: Of course, then there's rugby. 350lb monsters with no girly padding... yes, i went there