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    Editorial: Xbox One sounds..... exhausting

    http://www.psxextreme.com/feature/930.html

    Microsoft, I am very clearly not part of your intended audience.
    I'm in this group you seem to think doesn't exist. I'm in the group that views video games as an escape, a simple luxury, an ideally uncomplicated hobby in a world that is infected with too much complexity.


    The reports continue to roll in and many details must be confirmed but really, they've already lost me. It's not the fact that used games might require some sort of reactivation fee (which has since proven untrue, according to sources), and it's not just that the Xbox One appears to put video game second and focus primarily on things I don't care about. No, it goes beyond that.


    I don't care about Kinect. I'm not wowed by motion sensing and I never have been. I don't care that I can talk to the system, or that it can talk to me. I don't care about all these nifty new ways to watch and record TVs and movies. I don't care about Kinect being able to sense things in my body. I don't care how my gaming or general entertainment can be tied into "social" networking. I don't like the feeling that I have to be connected in some way all the damn time. I hate being watched.


    To me, the Xbox One sounds like an exhausting machine. It sounds like I'll have to jump through fifty-eight different hoops whenever I want to sit down, take a load off, and just play a game. Everything I've heard that it could do? Yeah, great, all I see is more ways the machine can screw up, more ways to nickle and dime me (if Microsoft so chose), and more ways to keep me doing anything besides playing a game. I know you think everyone wants touch-screen, motion-enabled, voice-enabled techy-tech-tech smoke and mirrors, but I don't. Many don't, Microsoft. Some gamers are just gamers. They just want to play games, believe it or not.


    I have no doubt the PS4 will be too complicated, too. I'm certain I'll be rolling my eyes from time to time, going- "Good GOD, just let me play the freakin' GAME!" However, here's the crux of the issue: At Sony's unveiling of the PS4, their very obvious focus was still on video games. Plain and simple. Microsoft can say they'll be unveiling a horde of Xbox One games at E3 all they want. They didn't lead with the games because that's not the primary purpose of the new console. First and foremost, they see it as a multimedia device. They can't claim anything else now. It's too late.


    I'm sorry, but it just sounds like a colossal pain in the ass and actually a hindrance to what used to be a simple, straightforward hobby.

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    Please tell me that gamers in general aren't this pathetic. How hard is it to walk in a room, say "Xbox, On. Xbox, play Forza."? I will probably be in the game most times before I have managed to find my controller (if I decide to get a Xbox One).

    I am betting that Sony will be similarly easy.

    Surely adding media and social features is not enough to confuse and frustrate the average gamer.

    Don't like the social/media features? Don't use them. It's not that big a deal.

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    It sounds like I'll have to jump through fifty-eight different hoops whenever I want to sit down, take a load off, and just play a game.
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    I'm sorry, but it just sounds like a colossal pain in the ass and actually a hindrance to what used to be a simple, straightforward hobby.
    hows about a simple....

    Xbox On.
    Xbox, play (insert game name hear).

    apparently a gamer who wants to play games would rather...
    push button on controller.
    scroll to game of choice and press another button to play.

    your choice Mr/Mrs Gamer, but i know what the easier option is.

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    LOL! "Exhausting" This is now getting embarrassing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    hows about a simple....

    Xbox On.
    Xbox, play (insert game name hear).

    apparently a gamer who wants to play games would rather...
    push button on controller.
    scroll to game of choice and press another button to play.

    your choice Mr/Mrs Gamer, but i know what the easier option is.
    I guess the problem would be.

    Me: Xbox On
    Me: Xbox play Anarchy Reigns
    Xbox: starts Angry Birds
    Me: no Xbox! Xbox go home!
    Me: Xbox play anarchy reigns!
    Gf(with a better English accent): Xbox play Breakfast at Tiffany's.
    Me: wtf!!?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    hows about a simple....

    Xbox On.
    Xbox, play (insert game name hear).

    apparently a gamer who wants to play games would rather...
    push button on controller.
    scroll to game of choice and press another button to play.

    your choice Mr/Mrs Gamer, but i know what the easier option is.
    Some gamers have no choice but to use a controller. those that have a speech disorder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    Some gamers have no choice but to use a controller. those that have a speech disorder.
    I very much doubt they will stop people using a controller, For those without speech disorders it's going to be much easier to play games and turn your Xbox on rather than being "exhausting"

    Im going to put this out there to you guys...Surly playing games, Concentrating for hours upon end would be FAR more exhausting than saying Xbox On or whatever?
    Last edited by Flaw3d Genius; 05-25-2013 at 14:29.

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    Sounds too much like nitpicking now
    I think this always on Kinect thing is really, REALLY creepy, but I do think it's very neat and could be a game changer if it works properly. Hell, I think it's pretty neat to arrive home from work, tell your Xbox what to do and have it prepare the game you want to play while you change or leave your work stuff behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorzilla View Post
    Sounds too much like nitpicking now
    I think this always on Kinect thing is really, REALLY creepy, but I do think it's very neat and could be a game changer if it works properly. Hell, I think it's pretty neat to arrive home from work, tell your Xbox what to do and have it prepare the game you want to play while you change or leave your work stuff behind.
    Sure it is. The times you can't shout at your XBO you can always use the controller.

    Voice commands are useful. When they work. Nothing says MS can't do a better job with Kinect than Apple did with Siri. We will find out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    hows about a simple....

    Xbox On.
    Xbox, play (insert game name hear).

    apparently a gamer who wants to play games would rather...
    push button on controller.
    scroll to game of choice and press another button to play.

    your choice Mr/Mrs Gamer, but i know what the easier option is.
    Or you could just have it autoboot without needing to do anything after turning the console on.
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    How about, just making gaming consoles " gaming consoles " instead off these multi-media unless boxes
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    I think cause the conference itself was boring and exhausting, that feeling is trickling into what people imagine using the system will be like. Plain and simple.

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    For me, it would be:

    'Xbox, on'
    *...*
    'Xbox, on...'
    *...*
    'XBOX, ON!'
    *...*
    'F*cking XBOX OOOOO...NNN'
    *...*

    Huff, yet another device that doesn't like the Scottish accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    How about, just making gaming consoles " gaming consoles " instead off these multi-media unless boxes
    As someone else on this forum stated, those days are over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Man Gamer View Post
    As someone else on this forum stated, those days are over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *goo View Post
    For me, it would be:

    'Xbox, on'
    *...*
    'Xbox, on...'
    *...*
    'XBOX, ON!'
    *...*
    'F*cking XBOX OOOOO...NNN'
    *...*

    Huff, yet another device that doesn't like the Scottish accent.

    Relevant:

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    Being Scottish myself I can appreciate a video like that lol.

    The best part is.. I tried the voice recognition feature in Madden 13 on the current Kinect and it would only understand me if I spoke with an American type accent. Now I ain't no perfectionist when it comes to speaking in accents so you can imagine it only worked a handful of times.. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmerich View Post
    Being Scottish myself I can appreciate a video like that lol.

    The best part is.. I tried the voice recognition feature in Madden 13 on the current Kinect and it would only understand me if I spoke with an American type accent. Now I ain't no perfectionist when it comes to speaking in accents so you can imagine it only worked a handful of times.. lol
    Im like that everytime i phone anything...Where in Scotland are ya?
    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    How about, just making gaming consoles " gaming consoles " instead off these multi-media unless boxes
    No chance, The PS3 created a new standard with multimedia consoles...long may it continue.

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