So yesterday Microsoft tried to explode our minds with the awesomeness that is the Xbox One. Did they succeed? Well… kind of. Some people’s minds are completely shattered and they are majorly jonesen for the latest iteration of Microsoft’s console while other’s minds only partially got blown. I am in the latter half of that crowd.
*Side Note*On behalf of the internet that won’t completely appreciate a huge troll post, I’ll give my honest opinion and not bash it for funzies.
I did actually appreciate Microsoft’s presentation. They did a great job hyping their new console. It’s sleek, fast, and has a lot of nifty features. I can’t say I wasn’t impressed by the show they did, I can’t. It almost had me saying, “Well I need one of those, it does all those things so well! It’d be super convienent!” Then I realized that I didn’t really care about most of the features.
So to restate my impression, they did a great job introducing the console. I was impressed by it’s capabilities and realize that the games will be shown at E3 much to my chagrin. It was all about the console. It did a lot of stuff with TV that I don’t watch and sports that I don’t watch. Skype is neat and I don’t really use it. It has a lot of features they are trying to get all into one box. They did a great job.
What they needed to do is somehow convince me to buy this instead of making a new PC. Can I use a keyboard and mouse will the games I want (i.e. shooters)? They said nothing. As of right now, it’s pretty, but I’m probably going to pass. Most of the games I want will be more convenient for me on the PC. The exclusives could totally sell me, but that’s for E3 to change my mind. Nice looking machine though.
Below is the video from IGN. Before the actual presentation is some pregame show and after is some post game show filler… Since that’s a lot of stuff you probably don’t want to see and stuff I didn’t care to watch, I’ve written a timeline breakdown for the things I found interesting if you didn’t want to watch the whole thing.
1:29:00 Dan Mattic arrives to start the whole thing off. Here’s a great chance to look at the console and listen to some hype.
1:35:00 Yusuf Mehdi gives you the fun aspect of the console showing off how fast it is the watch TV/movies/Skype and seemlessly switch between the two and/or do them at the same time.
1:45:00 Marc Witten of EA comes on and describes how amazing EA’s next rehash of all of their sports franchises will be. Pardon my not caring, but I really don’t, but it’s here if you want it. I have plenty of buds that love the snot out of their Madden, this Bud’s for you.
2:00:00 Don’t want to listen to Marc talk about the games and just want to see what they will possibly look like, go here.
2:01:00 Phil Spencer says that they have “more new innovative games” for the Xbox One as well as some sequels to already existing franchises. Apparently they have about 15 titles they are working on and I believe he said that they have 8 new IP’s. That is very freak’n impressive. Hopefully they don’t suck and… well let’s just give them the benefit of a doubt eh?
2:05:15 Phil give a teaser trailer for Remedy’s Quantum Break game. It doesn’t show much of anything, but it looked pretty soooo there’s that at least.
2:08:30 Nancy Teller comes on and says how TV with Xbox One will be amazing. Oh and she dangles the proverbial Halo carrot.
2:10:45 Bonni Ross (no relation to Barney Ross of the Expendables) comes on as 343’s hype girl. Quick summary, Halo’s awesome and we’ve made a lot of money from it. They also announce, with the help of Steven Speilburg, a live action Halo TV show. I hope it’s not only for people with an Xbox One though. While some people may not give a crap, a good Halo show would be awesome.
2:13:30 Dan Mattic returns saying again that it’s all about everything being in one box and that the Xbox One comes out later this year. Games will be shown at E3.
2:19:00 Eric Hirshberg gives the world premier of Call of Duty: Ghosts. I’ve not loved the latest CoD’s as much as the originals, but Infinity Ward’s have been my favorite. This actually looks pretty sick.
2:27:30 This is where the movie made with gameplay trailer is for Ghosts. Let’s be honest, you came for this anyway. This sure beats the crap out of D3 being on the PS4.