There is no purpose to the Xbox One

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#1 Edited by VintagePower (14 posts) -

We saw from the very first reveal that the focus of the xbone was NOT going to be on gaming but on TV/snap shot features. That should already be inexcusable. This is gaming..But now, the thing that has become even more apparent is that:

-Your TV does TV better then the xbone.

-Your PC multi-tasks and "snaps" better then xbone can.

-And of course the PS4 does gaming WAY BETTER then the xbone ever can (what matters the most)

Etc etc

The xbone is marketed as the "all in one," YET it does not do any one thing better then the competition in each field already does.

Every one has a TV and every one has a laptop or smart phone which do multi-media features better too, so again, there is no point

And still we have yet to even adress the many other big problems the xbone has:

-The fact the xbone is 100$ more expensive then a PS4 while offering 50% weaker hardware/specs then a PS4

Xbone is under-powered and over-priced...

So you cant even say that the xbone is just an incremental upgrade in prettier graphics, because its worse then that

-There is also the fact the xbone UI is a slow, cluttered, unresponsive mess...Install times are horrendous on the xbone too....

-The Kinect terms of agreement states that Microsoft has the right to gather any info it wants from you with Kinect and do what ever they pleaae with it....they confirm themsefles its a spy cam...considering Microsoft is in bed with the NSA...gee I wonder whats going to happen...but they claim it will be for "marketing purposes" suure.

-The fact Microsoft has already tried to butcher consumer rights with their always online/xbone DRM schemes....they were forced to stop at the last second due to fear of losing more and more pre-order sales....but the plans are still there in place...whats to stop Microsoft from trying again...they want to bring it all back....just listen to their PR.

And I could keep going on and on but I dont want to drag this thread out

I just dont see how anyone rational can think something like the xbone is ok for gaming or for consumers...

So what really inspired this thread too, is that after spending some time with the xbone at my cousins house, there is a strong sense that there is no purpose, rhyme or reason to the xbone or any of its features.

Xbone TV or snapshot features add nothing of value to gaming....they only serve as a distraction...I want to game not watch TV on a small window to the side...or have to bother with snapping useless features to the side when all I want to do is game.

..where as innovative patented PS4 share features are centered around GAMING and add to the value of GAMING...

I know its not just me, it really does feel like the xbone is a souless, cash-in, uninspired machine with most its features tacked on or hidden behind xbox live pay wall fees. SO I.e xbone is also very anti-consumer...

Im just gald i've made the decision to never get an xbone. All I will ever need is my PS4. Its cheaper, more powerful, keeps the focus on gaming, and does gaming better then anything else out there...and of course for those awesome Playstation exclusives!!!!

Thankfully the xbone is getting slaughtered by the PS4 in sales, thats how competition works...

but it is still dissappointing that a product like the xbone is not out right failing....because it opens the flood gates for products like the xbone to be accepted...for Microsoft's anti-consuner practices to be accepted etc....for the sake of competition and for the sake of the consumer the xbone needs to fail miserably....we need to make a stand and send the correct message.

#2 Posted by tdkmillsy (1258 posts) -

Hi XboxFails

Please bring back the old rules.

#3 Edited by clyde46 (43918 posts) -

Brofist's post.

#4 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (3926 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

Brofist's post.

How many alt accounts can one person make. This is ridiculous.

#5 Posted by megaspiderweb09 (3686 posts) -

Woow Dissertation

#6 Posted by SirSlimyScott (266 posts) -

I fucking hate the ads for the xbone on this website; often at times they'll take me to top of the page just to show off the shitty interface.

#7 Edited by VintagePower (14 posts) -

Second musings

When this is about GAMING, the console that has always been focused on GAMING should be the one that is praised, the PS4.....Sony has been with gamers from the start of the PS4...Sony should always be praised (if you are a gamer)

The reason why I bring that up is because I want to talk about how:

The gaming media always tries to downplay the PS4's advantages over the xbone.

How they always try to act as Microsoft apologists.

It is unacceptable. They are purposely steering readers wrong.

The claims of "there isnt a difference between 1080p and 720p"

"xbone and PS4 are close in power"

Blatant LIES and flase informration.

How are they allowed to spread lies like that. As readers we should be able to sue them....

Im glad its NOT WORKING for the most part though.....It NEVER will work.

But its still blatant corruption. We need to speak up on that too.....or we can just completely disregard the Microsoft shill bought for gaming media until the point they become totally irrelevant, and that would be something good for us all....

#8 Edited by Nengo_Flow (9369 posts) -

Mods, please make it so that people with over 5k post can make threads.

Way too many alts..

#9 Posted by OreoMilkshake (12718 posts) -

It eats your money. There's the purpose.

#10 Edited by lundy86_4 (42798 posts) -

Shut up Brofists.

#11 Edited by xxyetixx (1233 posts) -

Are you serious TC it provides the same thing the PS4 does, and more. They've both got the slight graphic bump over the previous gen. Both have pay to play online services. At least X1 gives you new features like being able to snap TV while your in a game lobby waiting to play, or check scores of games. It will have fantasy football integration which will be awesome. Why get a PS4 right now just for the graphic bump?? I mean really you can play all those multiplat games for free online with a PS3. Everyone assumes PS4 will have all the great first party games and MS will not have any thing new or new devs, but if there is one thing I know if MS sees an opportunity to make money they'll money hat a studio or dev and get what they want.

#12 Posted by MrXboxOne (742 posts) -

We saw from the very first reveal that the focus of the xbone was NOT going to be on gaming but on TV/snap shot features. That should already be inexcusable. This is gaming..But now, the thing that has become even more apparent is that:

-Your TV does TV better then the xbone.

-Your PC multi-tasks and "snaps" better then xbone can.

-And of course the PS4 does gaming WAY BETTER then the xbone ever can (what matters the most)

Etc etc

The xbone is marketed as the "all in one," YET it does not do any one thing better then the competition in each field already does.

Every one has a TV and every one has a laptop or smart phone which do multi-media features better too, so again, there is no point

And still we have yet to even adress the many other big problems the xbone has:

-The fact the xbone is 100$ more expensive then a PS4 while offering 50% weaker hardware/specs then a PS4

Xbone is under-powered and over-priced...

So you cant even say that the xbone is just an incremental upgrade in prettier graphics, because its worse then that

-There is also the fact the xbone UI is a slow, cluttered, unresponsive mess...Install times are horrendous on the xbone too....

-The Kinect terms of agreement states that Microsoft has the right to gather any info it wants from you with Kinect and do what ever they pleaae with it....they confirm themsefles its a spy cam...considering Microsoft is in bed with the NSA...gee I wonder whats going to happen...but they claim it will be for "marketing purposes" suure.

-The fact Microsoft has already tried to butcher consumer rights with their always online/xbone DRM schemes....they were forced to stop at the last second due to fear of losing more and more pre-order sales....but the plans are still there in place...whats to stop Microsoft from trying again...they want to bring it all back....just listen to their PR.

And I could keep going on and on but I dont want to drag this thread out

I just dont see how anyone rational can think something like the xbone is ok for gaming or for consumers...

So what really inspired this thread too, is that after spending some time with the xbone at my cousins house, there is a strong sense that there is no purpose, rhyme or reason to the xbone or any of its features.

Xbone TV or snapshot features add nothing of value to gaming....they only serve as a distraction...I want to game not watch TV on a small window to the side...or have to bother with snapping useless features to the side when all I want to do is game.

..where as innovative patented PS4 share features are centered around GAMING and add to the value of GAMING...

I know its not just me, it really does feel like the xbone is a souless, cash-in, uninspired machine with most its features tacked on or hidden behind xbox live pay wall fees. SO I.e xbone is also very anti-consumer...

Im just gald i've made the decision to never get an xbone. All I will ever need is my PS4. Its cheaper, more powerful, keeps the focus on gaming, and does gaming better then anything else out there...and of course for those awesome Playstation exclusives!!!!

Thankfully the xbone is getting slaughtered by the PS4 in sales, thats how competition works...

but it is still dissappointing that a product like the xbone is not out right failing....because it opens the flood gates for products like the xbone to be accepted...for Microsoft's anti-consuner practices to be accepted etc....for the sake of competition and for the sake of the consumer the xbone needs to fail miserably....we need to make a stand and send the correct message.

I see we have another Sony fan with buyers remorse. Look, you can still take the PS4 back and get your money. We all know its incredibly boring.

#13 Edited by Opus_Rea-333 (917 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

Brofist's post.

How many alt accounts can one person make. This is ridiculous.

he made like 11 alternative accounts just to bash Xbox One imagine the butthurt coming from him when people bashes his precious game The Last of Us or PS4 (that he barely plays since hes bashing X1 24/7.)

#14 Posted by AppleFan1991 (3037 posts) -

Jack of all trades, master of none

#15 Posted by k2theswiss (16598 posts) -

nice long post... x1 had two events in a 2 week time. one day for all the features, ea was right around the corner and they talked norhing but games.

#16 Edited by Beefkebob (75 posts) -

but it is still dissappointing that a product like the xbone is not out right failing....because it opens the flood gates for products like the xbone to be accepted...for Microsoft's anti-consuner practices to be accepted etc....for the sake of competition and for the sake of the consumer the xbone needs to fail miserably....we need to make a stand and send the correct message.

This this and this!!!!!!!!! It's good for all of us, its good for competition if the xbone fails, and Microsoft fails...

#17 Posted by MonsieurX (29132 posts) -

@vintagepower said:

but it is still dissappointing that a product like the xbone is not out right failing....because it opens the flood gates for products like the xbone to be accepted...for Microsoft's anti-consuner practices to be accepted etc....for the sake of competition and for the sake of the consumer the xbone needs to fail miserably....we need to make a stand and send the correct message.

This this and this!!!!!!!!! It's good for all of us, its good for competition if the xbone fails, and Microsoft fails...

Cool alt

#18 Posted by Shielder7 (5048 posts) -

@WadeFan said:

Jack of all trades, master of none

That's actually the way I look at the X1 but I already have a PC and don't want one for my TV.

#19 Posted by Shielder7 (5048 posts) -

@vintagepower said:

but it is still dissappointing that a product like the xbone is not out right failing....because it opens the flood gates for products like the xbone to be accepted...for Microsoft's anti-consuner practices to be accepted etc....for the sake of competition and for the sake of the consumer the xbone needs to fail miserably....we need to make a stand and send the correct message.

This this and this!!!!!!!!! It's good for all of us, its good for competition if the xbone fails, and Microsoft fails...

I actually don't want this to happen because the farther Sony gets ahead the more arrogant and anti consumer they get.

#20 Posted by gameofthering (10073 posts) -

Mods, please make it so that people with over 5k post can make threads.

Way too many alts..

That's a great idea.

#21 Posted by Phazevariance (10924 posts) -

Mods, please make it so that people with over 5k post can make threads.

Way too many alts..

Agreed.

#22 Edited by mems_1224 (46137 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow said:

Mods, please make it so that people with over 5k post can make threads.

Way too many alts..

That's a great idea.

Word

#23 Posted by Ninja-Hippo (23426 posts) -

We saw from the very first reveal that the focus of the xbone was NOT going to be on gaming but on TV/snap shot features. That should already be inexcusable. This is gaming..

STOP LIKING WHAT I DONT LIKE

#24 Posted by freedomfreak (38634 posts) -

#25 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10837 posts) -

SONY Hu Akbar!

#26 Posted by the330and419 (223 posts) -

The fact that you took the time to write that makes me sad. Please don't ever reproduce.

#27 Posted by sukraj (21797 posts) -

brofists a troll

#28 Posted by edidili (3446 posts) -

-Your PC multi-tasks and "snaps" better then xbone can.

True but then again PC just does everything better, even gaming so there is no point to PS4 either.

#29 Edited by cainetao11 (16435 posts) -

@vintagepower said:

We saw from the very first reveal that the focus of the xbone was NOT going to be on gaming but on TV/snap shot features. That should already be inexcusable. This is gaming..But now, the thing that has become even more apparent is that:

-Your TV does TV better then the xbone.

-Your PC multi-tasks and "snaps" better then xbone can.

-And of course the PS4 does gaming WAY BETTER then the xbone ever can (what matters the most)

Etc etc

The xbone is marketed as the "all in one," YET it does not do any one thing better then the competition in each field already does.

Every one has a TV and every one has a laptop or smart phone which do multi-media features better too, so again, there is no point

And still we have yet to even adress the many other big problems the xbone has:

-The fact the xbone is 100$ more expensive then a PS4 while offering 50% weaker hardware/specs then a PS4

Xbone is under-powered and over-priced...

So you cant even say that the xbone is just an incremental upgrade in prettier graphics, because its worse then that

-There is also the fact the xbone UI is a slow, cluttered, unresponsive mess...Install times are horrendous on the xbone too....

-The Kinect terms of agreement states that Microsoft has the right to gather any info it wants from you with Kinect and do what ever they pleaae with it....they confirm themsefles its a spy cam...considering Microsoft is in bed with the NSA...gee I wonder whats going to happen...but they claim it will be for "marketing purposes" suure.

-The fact Microsoft has already tried to butcher consumer rights with their always online/xbone DRM schemes....they were forced to stop at the last second due to fear of losing more and more pre-order sales....but the plans are still there in place...whats to stop Microsoft from trying again...they want to bring it all back....just listen to their PR.

And I could keep going on and on but I dont want to drag this thread out

I just dont see how anyone rational can think something like the xbone is ok for gaming or for consumers...

So what really inspired this thread too, is that after spending some time with the xbone at my cousins house, there is a strong sense that there is no purpose, rhyme or reason to the xbone or any of its features.

Xbone TV or snapshot features add nothing of value to gaming....they only serve as a distraction...I want to game not watch TV on a small window to the side...or have to bother with snapping useless features to the side when all I want to do is game.

..where as innovative patented PS4 share features are centered around GAMING and add to the value of GAMING...

I know its not just me, it really does feel like the xbone is a souless, cash-in, uninspired machine with most its features tacked on or hidden behind xbox live pay wall fees. SO I.e xbone is also very anti-consumer...

Im just gald i've made the decision to never get an xbone. All I will ever need is my PS4. Its cheaper, more powerful, keeps the focus on gaming, and does gaming better then anything else out there...and of course for those awesome Playstation exclusives!!!!

Thankfully the xbone is getting slaughtered by the PS4 in sales, thats how competition works...

but it is still dissappointing that a product like the xbone is not out right failing....because it opens the flood gates for products like the xbone to be accepted...for Microsoft's anti-consuner practices to be accepted etc....for the sake of competition and for the sake of the consumer the xbone needs to fail miserably....we need to make a stand and send the correct message.

And yet, with "gaming not being the focus", it had a better games line up than PS4 out the gate. " Every smart phone I have owned had the same thing in the terms of use agreement. Why aren't you bitching about iPhone and android? They have cameras and mics, and have been able to spy on you longer than Kinect. Its such a BS complaint when so many use devices capable of "spying" on you.

MS tried to butcher consumer rights? Did it happen? No. So you're holding them accountable for what did NOT happen. OK, then Sony, who filed patents for DRM tech, can be held accountable for what didn't happen. "But MS came out and tried to do it". What they also tried to do was move the industry where PC gaming has already gone, DD. But change is hard for most, and they rebelled. It is inevitable.

The X1 feels like its soul less? Dude its a video game console. If you have been seeing these things as "having souls" then you got some issues. Like so many, you seem to get emotionally involved in this, and I'm sorry, but, its fvckin business. DONT do business with MS if that's how you feel. But this BS you list is emotional, attachment melo drama, cry baby shit, dude. The console has been received well, and will, like PS4 have great games for it. That's all most people who don't need emotional validation from buying stuff want.

#30 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8275 posts) -

There is no purpose to threads like these.

#31 Edited by SinjinSmythe (789 posts) -

You do realize that you can't play specs on paper. You do realize you are claiming the PS4 is better when it has no games. Well of course you do.

#32 Posted by TheRealBigRich (725 posts) -

this post makes me happy to see fan boys like this just so angry about some plastic

#33 Posted by StormyJoe (4724 posts) -

@vintagepower:

Such moo cow tears. You poor thing. Just go get an XB1 and be happy.

#34 Edited by Dougy_No_1 (11 posts) -

@WadeFan said:

Jack of all trades, master of none

Bingo on the term !

#35 Posted by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

who even has cable TV anymore.

so much better content on the internets

#36 Posted by AppleFan1991 (3037 posts) -

@WadeFan said:

Jack of all trades, master of none

Bingo on the term !

Not that I'm saying it's a bad thing. It's just how Microsoft wants their console to shape the next gen. Sony is very gaming focused. Neither is bad, the consumer will decide which is best.

#37 Posted by bobbetybob (19108 posts) -

So just because something is weaker means it's got no purpose? Does that mean as soon as a new phone comes out you instantly get rid of your current one?

#38 Edited by NFJSupreme (5089 posts) -

Thank you for your useless opinion that I didn't bother to read.

#39 Edited by Beefkebob (75 posts) -

I still love my PS4 like I did on the first day

Im not kidding when I say the PS4 IS the greatest thing since sliced bread. The fact the PS4 is selling like hot cakes is a testament to the fact people still WANT GAMING, so the amazing success of the gaming centric PS4 makes me happy. All we need now is for the xbone to fail, so that 100% of the correct message can be sent

#40 Edited by kazrium (1542 posts) -

Sorry, TL:DR, but Forza disagrees.

#41 Posted by ConorHat (138 posts) -

I fucking hate the ads for the xbone on this website; often at times they'll take me to top of the page just to show off the shitty interface.

What's an ads? I never ...