Xbox One Launch

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ruudparklimy
ruudparklimy

hey i just got here and is there a video streaming at the moment? cos i'm just getting a black screen...

northArrow
northArrow

Jesus Christ, how many times did he have to shout commands at it? Sounds like the new Kinect is as unresponsive as the previous one

garysingh34
garysingh34

So who's leaving theirs unopened till Christmas? I'm at work and my wife's phoned to say its arrived. Shall I set it up tonight?

QuadThumbs
QuadThumbs

I really hope they have an update to change your Xbox's name from Xbox to what ever your heart desires :)

Shango4
Shango4

  • Today is the last day of current gen.Its been one hell of a ride these past 8 years I will never forget all the awesome exclusives the consoles gave us Halo ,Legend of Zelda,Grand Turismo,Forza,Fable,Gears of war,Uncharted,God of war,Killzone,Ratchet and clank,Metroid,Starfox,and Mario.
  • athrun07
    athrun07

    kind of irritating when using the voice feature. Good innovation but seems impractical in nature

    Jeffrey Roy
    Jeffrey Roy

    Good Ole Microsoft copyrights the blocky look :P

    edant79
    edant79

    Really got to hand it to 'em for keeping their composure. Having to say "xbox" that many times would have drove me insane.

    TigusVidiks
    TigusVidiks

    seems like previous kinnect, you still need to repeat yourself to death until it finally understands

    mr_nee
    mr_nee

    Looks like Kinect voice recognition is a fail

    anne_1230
    anne_1230

    Chris you need to make more of those race videos (@1 hour 40 min ) ! Best part of the stream right there haha. I can see how the "record that" function being very handy for those exact purpose. Probably the most useful out of the voice commands (at least feels like so to me).

    mekentosh
    mekentosh

    I was feeling embarrased for Microsoft when they were doing the voice thing. That feature should never be used, there is never a good enough reason not to use a controller.

    Rathavyr
    Rathavyr

    Anyone know if playable demos of games will be available at launch?

    Wahab_MinSeo
    Wahab_MinSeo

    2:07:49 in Call of Duty Ghosts this Tessellation are already in Call of Duty 3 nothing new I know ghosts cleary the winner graphics but Ghosts has very poor textures for next-gen consoles I never thought next-gen gonna be like that any of game even MW2 on current-gen has better ground textures!

    Xbox died at 720p, I know some games have 1080p but that sad not all games some of them 720 & some 1080. :(

    Andrendenum1
    Andrendenum1

    Google Now on my phone used to be inaccurate but the more I used it the better it got used to me.   I was slightly disappointed at first in the responsiveness to voice commands by Danny and Chris, but later on I realized that 1) they were going back and forth throughout the video saying commands 2) Initially constantly switching a single controller 3) introducing a 2nd controller 4) not saying the correct verbiage (if you will) in order to execute the correct commands they wanted to do (esp. Danny).

    If it learns like the original Kinect did and works in a similar way to how my phone with Google Now works (in other words, learns your voice, the speed at which you say things, and your vocal timbre/inflection/accent then I think it would work out okay.   I think where I have the biggest issue is in the time it would take the system to learn those traits from my friends who are not using the system, or over at my house, -obviously-, as much as I am.  Which to me would make things feel a bit gimmicky or 1-sided to them...

    I hope Microsoft seriously works on getting this thing not only more responsive but also adds in a ton of other voice commands.   I also think that being able to change the "xbox" command to something else make a whole lot of sense.    Chris and Danny said xbox how many times during this??? I mean c'mon....   It's needs to become "snappier"  -- BIG TIME!

    The hand gestures seems pretty responsive.. that's a start.   Make some big upgrades in the voice system and fluidity of the system (jeez it took a long time for the snap NFL feature to load..) and I think it would be a start.

    Additional items I'd like to see:

    1) Voice typing -  this is a must!  It needs to happen.  If Google Now can do it then there's absolutely NO reason why M$ can't

    2) Decrease loading/switching times

    3) Make user switching (controllers or not) more on-the-fly and quicker

    4) Be able to change how you address the xbox.... Saying "xbox" all the time is ridiculous.   Give me short list of keywords that easily navigates the menus would be better.

    5) Allow the TV pass through to record shows to the xbox DVR.   To my knowledge this isn't currently supported.

    AnonymousSquid
    AnonymousSquid

    Try putting and removing a face mask or something that changes your head look significantly, while standing still, just to see how the Xbox react!

    Stephen Brantley
    Stephen Brantley

    Adam Moore unless you own a PS4 your logic is severely flawed. I have not had 1 issue playing my PS4. So I have no clue as to what the hell your talking about.

    PayneKiller
    PayneKiller

    It's pretty intuitive, even tho I don't see myself using voice commands if I can help it. But if I'm skeptical of something it's the possibility of interruption while you're playing. It's even in their ads, guy is doing something then the girl comes in and tells xbox to do something else. I would assume the 'always listening' can be turned off?

    Death_Masta187
    Death_Masta187

    why did I watch this? I want those 3 hours back :(

    firekeeperrule
    firekeeperrule

    would it not be easier to press a button than to say "Go to Dead Rising 3"?

    Also when you tried to go to "Preferances" in "Settings" The X1 would not recognice your commands because "Preferances" was not written in green text.

    NoAngle
    NoAngle

    Voice commands seems to work fine unless abused.

    i do not understand why put someone with a different accent in charge of testing a console that is heavily localized BASED ON ACCENT?


    yes, this XB1 is meant for NA English accent, why is an Irish dude with a strong accent even trying to make it work?


    it is the same as making an American/Canadian try the British version...



    xboxps2cube
    xboxps2cube

    Being a ps4 owner... one thing is for certain.... 500gb is not going to be enough, period

    longlong123
    longlong123

    This video is amusingly hilarious due to over-sensitivity of our dear Kinect :)). DEAD RISING, DEAD RISING, WHO SAID DEAD RISING :))

    mattcake
    mattcake

    I gotta admit, seeing Danny's smug, grinning face plastered all over Gamespot used to annoy me greatly, but after watching this video I think I am warming to the still annoying, but charming Irish bugger that he is. So yes, it's a magic video. As for Kinect, what a shame, I was hoping for so much more - Oirish Accent or otherwise.

    swhite1144
    swhite1144

    You know there is a lot of trolling Sony Fanboys on here bragging about how PS4 is better and voice commands are terrible, but Sony released a day one patch to allow for voice commands on their console (even though they thought it was not a good idea) and watching the Sony live stream the PSEye is like a Kinect prototype.  It was just a complete failure.  So, lets spend months knocking a company for an idea, only to turn around, try to mimic the idea, and fail ourselves.  I feel Sony and their Fanboys will be their own worst enemy during this "Console War".


    P.S.  Don't forget, South Park, continues its epic XB1 vs PS4 debate, with tonight's episode

    filius32
    filius32

    well good to see that voice commands are still useless, faster just to use buttons.  Plus the UI seems slow, screen transitions.

    noirtenshin
    noirtenshin

    Am i the only one who does not like the speed of the UI? Transition between screens looks too slow (for my taste) and the UI looks like it was made to use voice commands (2-3-4 screens and their transition time vs 0.5-1 sec response to a voice command)?
    It feels like the UI was intentionally slowed down to encourage the voice commands. And voice commands seem that work in about 80-90% of the time which is good, but if you count the time for saying a command, wait for an activation and then wait for the transition (if there is one) it looks painfully slow and frustrating. Thou i was impressed by the recording option via 1 command.
    If MS makes more "shortcut" voice commands (like the record command), it could really be good in the future. But for now it looks like almost every MS product, buggy, unstable and unreliable in the start, with a good potential in the future.
    Maybe some patches will iron this out, or the next console will make this really awesome.

    Adam Moore
    Adam Moore

    Aww bf4 with all the crashes and data corrupt sounds like fun. And ghost right now at 1080p is getting frame drops everywhere. And killzone what's that lol. Maybe knack is playing good which is like frogger or something

    Rayjay864
    Rayjay864

    @Shango4 as we welcome the new consoles that will give us hallo, legend of Zelda, grand turismo, Forza, Fable, ratchet and clank, metroid,starfox, and mario ... Lol

    QuadThumbs
    QuadThumbs

    @athrun07 IMO I completely disagree, well to some extent.  Did you see how much faster it was using the voice compared to the controller on certain things.  But yea I agree it is useless when it comes to using it when your already on the screen and all you have to do is press A lol But when switching to upload, using snap, going to settings I think it is pretty practical

    richthequick
    richthequick

    @xboxps2cube games are like 50gb each to download aren't they,i would just buy games in retail form if i was you and just download indy games,demos

    PayneKiller
    PayneKiller

    @xboxps2cube I'm not buying another game til I get a 1TB drive. I fear it won't be enough as well over the lifetime of the console.

    Jdzspace
    Jdzspace

    @swhite1144 = i love south park, but they are so out of touch of most people with that episode it is hard to find it funny. 

    k9kal85
    k9kal85

    @noirtenshin I don't find 0.5 sec-1 sec being a problem...again people who are not fans of the XB1 will knit pick at every miniscule detail.

    Redskyze
    Redskyze

    @noirtenshin The problem is Kinect and it's learning curve as most reviews are pointing out it does get better at recognizing your commands over time, so at first a combo of controller input and voice commands will be pretty necessary. As for the UI's actual speed, naturally patches will increase it's speed over time.

    ssdd_again
    ssdd_again

    @noirtenshin 

    Trolling attempt? Never thought I'd see someone complain about the response time being ONLY 0.5 seconds (if it is that much).

    It was just struggling to understand Danny because Microsoft haven't sorted it for Irish accents yet. 

    PayneKiller
    PayneKiller

    @richthequick Ghosts said it was 32GB, but when I started downloading it I only saw 14GB. Doesn't matter it's a fair indication of what to expect.

    noirtenshin
    noirtenshin

    @k9kal85 @noirtenshin i think you said it right. People who are not fans of the XB1.
    If am not a fan, that means that i will look at as it is, without ignoring the things that are not to my liking.

    P.S. If am not a fan of XB1 that doesn't mean am a fan of PS4. Am just looking at the system, and thinking about it.
    Am kinda sad that PS4 doesn't have voice commands (on this level), and it really looks like the future of gaming (or gaming support for a console). I was just hoping it would work better/faster.
    Guess the pc (response time) spoiled me. 

    noirtenshin
    noirtenshin

    @ssdd_again @noirtenshin nah am not trolling, it seems that the time between transition is around 1 sec (pure transition without the waiting for command recognition).

    I can understand the learning curve and why it struggles to recognize Danny's accent (no offence meant to Irish folk :)), but i can't understand that you need 10-15 sec to do something you want, with that kind of available input.
    Am also saying that i think it will get better (the system) and you are right it will get even more better when the user learns how to use it.

    Am also saying, that this will be a blast when the input gets patched or a dedicated core or CPU where the system will respond in "real time". I see the lag between voice and kinect inputs (and the system responding to that input), and that is a great turn off for me.

    k9kal85
    k9kal85

    @ssdd_again @noirtenshin Again, you can navigate with your controller. Think of the voice commands as a nice perk that will only improve with time.

    deBASer56
    deBASer56

    @k9kal85 @xboxps2cube @Jdzspace Pretty sure SkyDrive requires Xbox Live Gold, so it doesn't avoid the problem but requires you to pay for it to "disappear", or rather, be postponed until you fill up your allotted space and be required to pay for more. 200Gbs will set you back 100$ to give you a taste of what one might expect to pay.

    noladem504
    noladem504

    @noirtenshin @k9kal85 

     I have to disagree with K9 in regards to Nior's comment. I think your comment was an honest objective look at this demonstration. 

    I personally dont mind the latency but do agree the UI seems a little choppy. I imagine this will get ironed out in updates like all MS projects (agreeing with you). However i think the innovation being presented here is definitely a huge step forward in the way users interact with their media.

    k9kal85
    k9kal85

    @noirtenshin @ssdd_again I noticed they had the kinect on the ground as well. I feel it would of worked better if it was a couple feet off the ground so its level with the person using it.