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Microsoft has finally unveiled the new Xbox, dubbed the Xbox One and due “later this year,” although with the better part of their presentation being given over to TV and EA Sports precious little of the actual game line-up was on show.

As Sony is obsessed with social, so Microsoft is with TV (and “the Cloud”) – although the console does still retain the capability to play actual games:

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A much enhanced version of Kinect is also included, as is the possibility of struggling to control the device with voice controls.

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Microsoft first proudly presented a special partnership with the USA’s worst company – Electronic Arts was on hand to reveal its “intelligent and dynamic” EA Sports titles, showing off some surprisingly poor graphics and various promises of super-AI and continuous as opposed to merely annual updates.

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Forza Motorsports 5 also featured, and for the tiny minority of Xbox gamers not interested in sports games,
several seconds of Remedy’s Quantum Break were visible in between what appeared to be shots of a TV drama.

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Microsoft did promise 15 “exclusive” games and 8 “new franchises” – after which it was back to the exciting world of TV on Xbox Live, in the form of a Spielberg produced Halo live action series and more ways of fantasising about muscular men running up and down a stadium in the form of NFL and “fantasy football.”

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Activision was also on hand to present Call of Duty Ghosts, which now includes a dog.

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No other games featured, with further details apparently due at the impending E3.

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    Avatar of molitar
    Comment by molitar
    03:39 22/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ok is Microsoft so cheap they can't hire a proper advertiser or photographer with common sense? Whoever heard of showing a black item on a black background? Seems like common sense went out the window with whoever did them pictures.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:50 24/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I think it's the other way around. The advertiser knows it looks like crap and is hiding what they can of it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:34 29/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why HDD while there are SSD available... Bad choice. Sony WINs!

    Comment by Char
    04:28 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Also so cheap they could not hire good engineers to make a true next generation console.

    Really too cheap to pay IBM to make a six core Xenon or go with a real X86 chip and a separate GPU?

    Also apparently too cheap to allow use of used games.

    It's only salvation is if pirates crack this thing wide open like they did the original Xbox.
    Yes some times piracy actually helps over all sales.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:35 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Intel screwed them royally with the P3 xbox1 used, that's why they went to PPC in the first place! And blame EA/Ubisoft/Activision for the death of used games. MS/Sony have to listen to their demands or forfeit the top selling multiplatform developers. You stupid child.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:26 23/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    A stupid child is you.
    Who'd EA/Activision turn to? PC? Wii U?
    Don't make me laugh.
    Sony and Microsoft can easily do whatever they want.
    They will still sell their consoles even without those two companies.
    Fucking wannabe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The hardware issue is a bit more complex. I mean, Sony isn't pressing their hardware requirements any farther either, and they probably think that those who really care that much about power without worrying about price are already laughing beside their high end rigs.

    The assumption by console makers these days is that consoles make most profit when it's just cheap enough. They wouldn't want to repeat the nightmare PS3 faced in its first few years.

    inb4icanassemblearigmorepowerfulthaneitherconsolewithjust500bucks

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 25/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That's no black background...

    It's the power brick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 23/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bungie might roll a bit but will see if 343 can make a tv sitcom well

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:39 22/05/2013 # ! Good (+0.9)

    Dude, what is this? I want a gaming console, not a social-tv crap, where are the games at?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 22/05/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    You can always get a computer. No, not a tablet, a real computer. Remember these?

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    Comment by tingle
    06:20 22/05/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    oh yeah, the electric pornograph.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:31 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I heard a sonic boom as that comment went over your head.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:44 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, supply your own joystick

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:42 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @anon 10:44

    Implying I need a shitty joystick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:14 23/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @13:42
    So you're implying you don't need one?
    Or you don't have one?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have 1 for my gaming but every day, my information science teacher just says:"Tablets are replacing PC". I doubt i can play crysis 3 on any tablets.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:37 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Your information science teacher is full of shit. Just sayin'

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:17 23/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure, one can get a real computer (well, I have one) with great Windows 8 lol

    Jokes aside. My family got our first PC back in 1996, I believe, and we had gaming consoles much earlier. I grew up as a toddler playing/watching Master System and NES, and as an adult I still own most consoles, newest being a 360.
    To me there were PC games and console games. FPS and strategy games were best played on PC, everything else on the console. That feeling of holding a controller in your hands and sitting in front of the telly... it's NOT the same as a computer screen!

    But all of this social shit and the "great" multimedia features ruin what is meant to be a plastic box, in which you insert games for... well, gaming! The PS1 could play music CDs, with the PS2 one could watch DVDs... later generations added crap you don't need one a gaming console. They could just release their stuff as a "multimedia console" or "computer replacement/alternative" which also functions as a gaming console... but they don't

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:11 24/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    News flash: you can hold a controller and play games in front of the telly on the computer as well... hell, my friends and I have been doing that for a long time now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:47 23/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The thing is that it's free to add multimedia features. That's why they add them and advertise them, it didn't cost almost any extra (besides a bit of software support).

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 23/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're right. Good thing I have one. ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:52 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh yeah, those things that always play the games better for about the same amount of money as a release console when you can assemble it yourself or buy a buddy lunch to do it for you. I think I remember these ancient devices.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:06 22/05/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You forgot "same games 30% cheaper".

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    Comment by Lost
    20:18 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    >.> if you pay for me to fly where ever id do it :P

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    Comment by Drauger
    10:34 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    .............. crap you had to live all the way in the UK....XD

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    Comment by Lost
    08:27 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    if anyone in the UK wants a gameing rig built for them i am more than willing to comeover and build it, install Windows 7 and set it up for you, but you would have to pay for dinner and some snaks for me to do it ^^

    >.> i considerd pizza hut dinner Dominos can go to hell.

    - Lost

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    Comment by Benoist
    05:24 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Whoa, hold your ponies.

    This is just hardware and features. Real Line-ups are to be revealed soon : the E3 is going to be a grand battle, this year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:11 23/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    please die

    Comment by Anonymous

    "Whoa, hold your ponies."

    DAMN MANCHILDREN PEDO HORSEFUCKER!! KEEP YOUR ANORMALITY OUT OF HERE!!
    Is confirmed, Bronies are worse than Emos

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    Comment by cloudsora
    05:16 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Are you old enough to remember old console reveals? Probably not otherwise you'd know they RARELY talk games for console reveals.

    ALSO Game Recording and editing is awesome.

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    Comment by Nepkuri
    04:34 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hmm, so this is Noire and Vert love-child!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And Blanc still doesn't have to give a shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    she's making babies with neptune ... apparently sonic even started calling her "mom" .

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    Comment by Felchenerow
    04:43 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    welcome to the new FaceBox One

    To post you pics and video's press x

    To like a comment,picture or video press y

    To log out of FaceBox press select

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:08 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You can't "log out" of FaceBox, silly ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:06 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You still can't: it's always on, haven't you read the latest trend?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Electricity goes out, too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:09 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can. Press the "Power" button.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:55 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    they said the games will be showed at E3

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:24 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    love how some people take someone's opinion (which is always bias - which ever way)and try to spin it off as the facts.

    If you want the facts of the new console - see the stream they did. They spent the first half of the conference (about 30 minutes) talking about the hardware/xbox live/software; and the other 30 minutes about what games / apps they wanted to talk about.

    I think it was much better than the PS4 conference myself. At least we say the console and saw what it could do -.-

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I believe all of the games are being announced at E3

    Comment by Char
    03:43 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It seems MS and Sony are not listening to their users.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Why would they? Everything in this world is about money, and console sells have dropped because people are playing more social game crap on thier cell phones and PCs, hardcore, and even average gamers are getting shafted because of facebook.

    Comment by Char
    05:09 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Funny things all those games are absolute shit.

    But then that's how facebook makes their money they let you post silly pics to imaginary friends and give you free crappy games to play in exchange for your personal information which they sell to marketing firms and even shadier operations.

    In reality any one who uses FB is being shafted.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:39 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ok, you should just calm down. Obviously Micrsoft just wanted to show the console and the power of kinect in this event. All about videogames will be revealed on E3, wich take place on 2 weeks. Why do you think they did this with so little time space?. Yes, this was not what we wanted to see but I'm still waiting for the real deal

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:30 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "The power of Kinect"

    People say this unironically? What a joke.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 23/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    At the E3, obviously... You actually expected them to show the good stuff and be left with nothing for the E3...?

    Comment by Taylor
    03:52 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gamers will always be customers and buy whatever they release they don't care. Better graphics and new titles is all you need to say to them. I think they are trying to attract non gamers like me where all in one is slightly good sounding. But until they make something where I can voice activate everything like Im iron man and there are touchable holograms all over my living room I wont be interested.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still with the games, but they add television. Skype is a awesome add up too

    Comment by Taylor
    03:41 22/05/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    its not very sexy looking. kinda looks like an old vcr.

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    Comment by Benoist
    06:00 22/05/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    well, it's a... box.

    Comment by Taylor
    06:20 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    yea with that name when it comes to design they kinda 'boxed' themselves in eh.

    Dreamcast...Now that's how you name a console. Shoulda been better than it was.

    How's this for marketing a new product:

    Hatsune Miku presents:
    The Return...
    Dreamcast 2.0 !

    Special feature: Hologram floor pad. Miku performs in your living room!

    amg im buying it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol what vcr did u have back then.. that shit must have been nice!

    Comment by Taylor
    04:33 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    haha. look spray some shiny black paint on your old vcr and you got a xbox one. And it looks like a bigger boxier ps3. Its ugly bro. and look how bloated the controller looks too. I think playstation has a smaller controller WITH a touch screen in it. Though I prefer xbox to playstation thats pretty sexy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:31 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It reminds me of my first Black Sony VCR. Hell, photoshop a Disk Tray into the Disk Slot and there you go! The PS4 would look almost exactly like my uncle's Bose Receiver if you painted the whole thing gray and the top half of the front black.

    Comment by Char
    03:45 22/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least they showed what the console looks like instead of beating around the bush showing teasers.







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