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Solid-Snack Apr 10, 13
i'm still getting bad vibes off microsoft's new machine...i know its all rumour and speculation right now but something tells me that sony might have the upper hand this generation...microsoft seem to be marketing the xbox as just a tv box and sony are going for a hardcore games console but i'll wait and see what they got at the reveals for the two consoles.
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THM Apr 10, 13
I cautiously welcome this but we need more time to get the actual result of it.
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Animatrix Apr 11, 13
A good idea? or another fail?
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Rude_Boy_Loves_SKA Apr 12, 13
I just want my video game system to play video games.
That is literally all I need it for.
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BlackLabel Apr 13, 13
This is a fail to me as it seems like yet another feature not geared towards a Worldwide audience similar to Kinect.

I mean with Kinect it was a device built around the typical US living room, not the typical UK living room or Swedish living room the US. Some people more than likely had to do some insane furniture moving to get a good distance away from that thing.

Now we're getting the same here. So they may have deal with Comcast or Verizon to have this cable hook up feature but what about other countries. What if Sky for instance quite like their UI and aren't happy having Xbox take over, or Virgin Media are more than happy having users use their UI to navigate TiVo? I mean I'm using the UK as an example here because I live there, but take any cable/satellite company from where you live and picture them saying no to this. We could very well be looking at a system that will launch feature complete in some regions and feature incomplete in others and that's not cool.

As for the feature itself I don't think I'd use it because there is this thing on my TV remote called the source button and that allows me to go from Xbox to Virgin Media in one click. This seems like an unnecessary addition, but one that some may find useful so it's concerning that it may not come to everyone because it seems entirely down to content providers saying yes to it.

The more this goes on the more I'm just going to get a PlayStation 4 as it just seems simple but not in a bad way. It seems like it's 80% games and 20% media which is what it should be. With this new Xbox it seems like they are 60% focused on media and 40% focused on games and that's not what I want. I want a system that will start when I want it to, will play the games I want it to and will simply work well. I'm not getting that vibe from Xbox and maybe I'll be wrong come the reveal of it but as of right now I'm firmly on the side of buying PlayStation 4.
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Northern49 Apr 17, 13
Hopefully the Xbox fails, so they may actually go back to working on Windows again.
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Phil Anselmo Apr 17, 13
quote Northern49
Hopefully the Xbox fails, so they may actually go back to working on Windows again.
I think Windows 7 is the best one since XP, by far.
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DedValve Apr 17, 13
New rumor has it that they are working with NBC to bring back Heroes.

If the rumor is true about them bringing back the show with an all new cast then it might be good.
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ELiTEpkX Apr 17, 13
I don't find it to be all that bad but what has me a little concerned is how it is going to be marketed to consumers.

Microsoft has already lost my respect due to the rumors, outburst from company employee's and PS4 being more toward games at the moment (or at least until Microsoft releases their strategy, hardware specs, software etc) I feel Sony may have other ideas that are just being held until ready.

On rumor if you partner with cable provider/internet they sell the Xbox for $100 then add 15 dollars a month for gold which is just way to much. I would assume your bill would be pretty high each month for this once gaming device that's now a greedy take all your money device. Don't forget that everything in it is paid for too XD.

This also scares me with the online only thing If it's streaming TV then it would have to hold an online aspect of some kind.... So if the internet goes out or LIVE goes down you lost your cable box, gaming box, movie box, social box etc. Along with many other negatives. Another not as bad is if internet goes out or LIVE you can't watch TV but maybe can still play offline well you only get quarter of what you are paying for with possibly no compensation from Microsoft.

Will see what happens I am really hoping that Microsoft has a great plan, but all I see right now is a flop just like Windows 8.
Last edited by ELiTEpkX :: Apr 18, 13
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