Why you should buy an Xbox One in 2014

The Xbox One has a strong library of titles, exclusives, Kinect 2.0, and an enhanced TV watching experience. Maxwell makes the argument for buying an Xbox One in 2014.

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C8M
C8M

I haven't had any problem with the responsiveness of Kinect. In fact I was playing around with the 360 last night using the old Kinect and I found it to be a bit faster and more responsive than I expected. I think the XB1 version will get better like the 360 version after a few updates.

stealthyninja81
stealthyninja81

One thing I don't get is why he talks a lot about cross gen titles. Isnt the whole point comparing the two to see which one you should get?

thomanji
thomanji

Microsoft brought out this bloated ugly box that tries to be an entertainment center. That is the last thing I need that family member want to look TV on my gaming box. Also I do not life in USA any more therefore all these features are useless anyway. More than half the stuff they offer is not available in my region. Most games that are offered as deals on Xbox Gold are "Not Available in my Region". It is actually shocking that a company like Microsoft misses the global business and basically hands all business outside of the USA to Sony on a silver tablet.
I am just back from an Asia trip and Xbox One is nowhere to be seen, but Sony PS4 is everywhere. How can they screw up like this? 

The suits that designed the features are apparently living in some bubble and are missing the global boat completely. Whoever was responsible for the vision for the Xbox really dropped the ball and give us his job. It almost seems like as if the designer of the box and people forming the vision for the box where Sony spy's that wanted to make sure Microsoft fails, just kidding.
I might buy one if the price drops and if they remove the Kinect. 

I was initially exited and would have actually gotten one on launch, because I am a Forza fan. But because they screwed all hardcore racers by banning Xbox360 Sheering Wheels from connection via USB by implementing the "Screw you" chip, I am not interested in being an early adapter. Surly I would not play Forza with some stupid Kinect air steering wheel or with the Game pad. There is no point to play a simulation on the pad, they do have these 2 partners that brought or will bring out some super overpriced plastic toy steering wheels but the price and quality is a joke. The wheel that is produced with German quality and engineering is currently not announcing any product and as long Fanatec does not have a new wheel working with XBone, I do not see any need to buy one of these boxes. Especially because I am still super angry that my $599 steering wheel I bought a year ago is not allowed to connect via USB by the Microsoft “screw you” chip they implemented to ensure all old accessory license agreements are nullified.

For some reason all this does not feel like next gen anyway, the specifications are that of some mediocre PC, there is limited 4K support, little ram, etc. It feels like one of these bad sequels to a good movie that was just made to cash in on the suckers that go there by default. Well, not me, actually I did buy my first new PC game in years and plugged my PC into my TV. It does feel like a real next gen experience with 2560 x 1600 resolutions really cool on mu 4K TV. Let’s see what SteamOS will bring, they have the potential to go for the hardcore gamers, then Android goes for the casual gamer and XBone becomes an expensive Tivo.

Dark-Prime
Dark-Prime

whatever u say or do, no matter how many articles u write i just won't get it with the Xbox One .. too expensive when it comes to the Price in the Mid East!

Games not that good until now, PS4 got the 1080P in some games and can do it without talking to much about it.

until now the PS4 is winning and taking the gamer's attention with what's it got & that's why i got the PS4.. who know's ? maybe Microsoft will do better in the future but whatever happens i['m not changing my PS4 console & i hope not to change it , 

After all those are just opinions & this is mine, Some ppl prefer the X1 others the PS4 & that's how console life goes .

THEHUNTER7
THEHUNTER7

I'm not even considering buying either a PS4 or XBONE.  Not with LoS 2 and Dark Souls 2 coming out on current gen consoles.

avery04
avery04

Wait til E3, see what is coming out on both systems and then make your choice. I have the XB1, I'm sure to get the PS4 sometime in the year. Real gamers enjoy the next gen, try to stay out all the bashing that goes on.

jazero1987
jazero1987

I not going to buy neither system right now there no good games for both of them

straightcur
straightcur

how about some open and honest transparency.....  there should be a notation if this is a paid advertisement>

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

I wonder if GameSpot would do one episode for the Ouya.

Psycold
Psycold

Why do I feel like I just watched Microsoft getting an HJ?

Esotericus
Esotericus staff

Highly amused that a PlayStation ad preceded this video.

Balderick1974
Balderick1974

Well I am currently enjoying Forza, there only seems to be 12 tracks.  So MS should have given us more tracks.  Dead Rising 3 is OK for 10 - 20 mins blast but nowt decent and not next gen.  Ryse looks amazing and was fun and enjoyed gladiator arenas for a while but bored of that now. It could have done with some more moves etc, but was still fun and nice story.   Killer Instinct was z let down.  Everything Else I have on PC.  XBONE has best release titles compared to PS4.  But is still crap with kinnect and not worth the money neither is the PS4.  I'd wait 1 year or more if you not got one yet and then be 50% cheaper and hopefully better games.  PS4 Knack was Crap and Killzone sucked (MP was OK on it)  so been in cupboard since purchase as everything else I have on PC (PSN plus is good, I still prefer my Ps3 and Vita over PS4 for games).


So I'd recommend a Steam PC cheaper games, more options, no crap kinnect and no subs to play online, oh and your games work none of this 360 and ps3 games will not work on the next gen console crap when 99% of games already on PC so should work with little tweaking for next gen consoles, but just greedy companies. However Thanks to Steam pcs giving MS and Sony some much need competition hopefully digital games for consoles will become cheaper and not a rip off.  I'd wish I hadn't bought a PS4 or a XBONE as both are overpriced piles of crap.  Only benefit is new XBONE controller is ace.  PS$ new controller is best Sony controller so far and I use it to play games on my PS3 as Dual Shock 3 are crap.


Only benefit for PS4 is PSN and better specs for games compared to XBONE.  But PC wins for me and whoever says they like XBONE or PS4 better remember you just have a PC one with Sony on it and another with MS on it (and also if you like either good, then you not wasted you money like me.  For me PC for someone else XBONE and for someone else PS4 no winners really its what you like and for none of us WII-U think most people will agree on that one :-) 



Oh and both have small hds which is not next gen my pc has 2 4TB hds in it with my steam and origin games.  none of this 500GB crap :-)



fastharry
fastharry

don't need GS to tell me where the future is....after reading for 8 weeks and that includes xbox live and the Sony forums, I placed my order last Friday...should be here Monday..


Monday, 02/03/2014, By End of Day Departed - Portland, OR, United States, Tuesday, 01/28/2014


IRay21
IRay21

I don't like the fact that GS made a "why you should buy a PS3 in 2014" video (not the current-gen console) and a "why you should buy a Xbox One in 2014" video (current and new-gen console).

I hope they're gonna upload soon a "why you should buy a PS4 in 2014" video, otherwise, Gamespot's Microsoft priority policy is really gonna make me stop going to this web page, in spite of the fact that I really don't want to.

mihael88
mihael88

hahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahah x'D

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

i like how that video came down to  paid prescription that you must have and hardware you don't want, not the slickest review/advert.

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

Titanfall will be PC and XBOX ONE runs almost everything either muddy or sub-1080p.  So far, unless you're really into TV or ordering a pizza through your console, there's no reason to buy an XBOX ONE.

deathstream
deathstream

There wasn't even much about what is coming this year.  That was a wasted 5 minutes.

Abruzzii
Abruzzii

"The Xbox One is awesome!"  There, I said it. Where can I collect my microsoft-money?

On a serious note, what is the context of this video? no critique at all? So many positive words, this video can only be meant sarcastically....

Gixzr
Gixzr

@stealthyninja81 Yea nothing like sitting right in the middle of the 2 giants.  Grow a pair GS-  pick 1.

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

I'm on the sony side as a preference but I respect your personal choice and agree with your comment :)

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@Psycold 

You made me look up dirty, dirty Urban Dictionary to know what "HJ" meant.

Also, if this is a promotion of Microsoft's product, it's one with more than a little sarcasm. If Microsoft paid, it paid for shit.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@Esotericus 

Yeah, them silly randomized ads.

Do you remember the time of that game, Brink? When a heart-thumping ad played right before a video review that panned it for being unfinished?

Evdne971
Evdne971

I live there, I've now hi jacked the post mans truck and is mine now.

All mines

madgame23
madgame23

@Gixzr @stealthyninja81 As true gamers, I mean this is a gaming site, they cant/wont choose a side because each side has their selling point and each has their negatives.  Truth be told if you want a superior system buy a PC.  Yes it has already been proven, on here no less, that a PC that costs the same as the new systems or around it is actually more powerful.

Gixzr
Gixzr

@madgame23 @Gixzr @stealthyninja81   oh yea i've been gaming on pc since the internet came alive.  the 1 reason i like consoles (sometimes) is you can jump in & go. Without the upgrades,updates, new drivers, hardware, software, tweaking, renaming file(s) commands, bios, overclocking, & re-installing just to get some games running or better fps *lol*  Trust me, all- that is fun for me but sometimes^^^  i just wanna play-- yea know!