Wow.

xbox one reveal

Really, Microsoft? Really? That was your reveal? That’s what you had us waiting for? That’s what will innovate gaming, according to your marketing machine? Wow. Just wow.

Really, I hate to be cynical here, especially since people might call me a fanboy because of my more positive opinion about the PS4, but I just can’t hold myself. I’ll admit, features like the voice and Kinect control give the console a futuristic, somewhat cool feeling. However, if you want to impress the general gamer, don’t base your game reveals around almost only sports titles. If you do that, you might as well call your console the Brobox and ship it with a free six-pack of Budweiser and some cups to play beer pong in between Forza races.

Do I sound disappointed? That’s because I am. When Sony decided to put the bar not all that high, I was hoping that Microsoft would take the chance to re-ignite the console war. This excuse for a successor to the Xbox 360 barely touches the bar.

As I said, I hate to be the grumpy hater, and my lack of arguments for my disappointment makes this piece of text not much better than your run-off-the-mill angry forum post, but I just have to put this somewhere. Maybe it’s not you, Microsoft, but me? We might work it out somehow.

Oh well, let’s wait for E3. Maybe Microsoft is holding back some great reveal, which will force Sony to step up their game. Please, allow me some wishful thinking after this boring reveal…

P.S.: I call dibs on designing the Brobox. Should it fist-bump the players at the start of every gaming session, or call them “dude” every five seconds?

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5 comments

  1. I really think the problem is not with the console, but with the focus of this reveal. Like you said, the emphasis on sports games turned off pretty much everybody watching. But the voice and motion commands look awesome, and overall I like the Xbox One’s features. They just needed to emphasize things like streaming games (to compete with the PS4) and the types of games people watching actually LIKE.

    So I’m hoping for more at E3, too!

    1. I just think that the first impression is really, really important, and thus I can’t believe that Microsoft didn’t take some chances here. I’m aware of the fact that many fans of the Xbox are into sports games, but you should know that focusing almost only on that one genre will turn off many of your supporters.

      Let’s just be positive and assume E3 will convince us 😉

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