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Xbox One, Hardware, Xbox, Reveal, Design

Xbox One, Hardware, Xbox, Reveal, Design | Console Games | Scoop.it

We will all get sick of the Xbox One hype by the time it is released. But since it is the #1 video game console in the USA, we thought we would give you this overview from the folks at Microsoft.

gamerista.net's insight:

We will all get sick of the Xbox One hype by the time it is released. But since it is the #1 video game console in the USA, we thought we would give you this overview from the folks at Microsoft.

Please note that Microsoft is now positioning the Xbox One as a much wider product serving all your entertainment needs in the home entertainment center space. The good old Xbox 360 will give way to the new Xbox One and go the way of the doodoo bird over time.

In fact, many of your old Xbox 360 games will not run on the new platform. This is great for game studio and publishing folks like EA, since they will write new titles and migrate selected older ones for new sales volumes. But it totally sucks for people like you, the consumer, who invested $60. a pop for all your video game titles and which will end up sitting on your shelf. [Write your congressman or scream at Microsoft on that. Life isn't fair.] That said, the rumor is that Microsoft has gotten so much heat on the upward compatibility issue that they are now rushing to come up with a migration solution. Don't hold your breath on a perfect solution for that.

But it is a new world and Xbox-ville will no longer be just for gamers. "Dude, like, where's my game machine" is over as everyone from Microsoft, Sony, Apple, Roku, etc. all fight to be your one single living room "go to entertainment bff." That is why they have called it "Xbox One." You won't need the others. That is the theory anyway. And you Playstation 3 owners? Don’t get smug because Sony will probably pull the same move.

The plain fact is that the average age of the typical console gamer is now 38 years old, heavily skewed to a male demographic, who want more than just gaming on their home screens as they head towards middle age and old gezzerdom and become Olympic-class couch potatoes. Younger folks are more focused on mobile and tablet-based games and represent the growing segments of the video game market. As a result, all vendors like Microsoft need to spread their entertainment bets on a bigger table than just game consoles alone.

So what to do? Many of you still have your Nintendo 64 machines and "Super Mario" games from your younger years and pull them out of the box in your closet to play them while listening to AC/DC on your cassette player boom box or Sony Walkman. So when you get sentimental about the good old Xbox days (which are now), you can always pull your soon-to-be old school Xbox 360 out and go play vintage "Halo".

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PS4 or Xbox 720: Which will reign supreme?

PS4 or Xbox 720: Which will reign supreme? | Console Games | Scoop.it
Which has better graphics? Which has better games? Will there be a blu-ray player? (Why PS4 is better than #XboxOne > http://t.co/uLqjIdhMFB)
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Wait until they are out and see how they both perform...

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The Five Biggest Problems With The Xbox One

The Five Biggest Problems With The Xbox One | Console Games | Scoop.it
From concerns over used games to questions about an always-online requirement, the Xbox One is growing more controversial by the day.
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