Translating the Microsoft internal memo at http://pastbin.comtpumdsjv into plain old God fearin' American English.
Question: What exclusive first-party games are in development, and when will we see them?
Microsoft's Answer: Today, we kick-started a new era of games and entertainment with a stunning lineup of exclusive blockbuster games for Xbox One, showcasing why it will be the premier platform to experience the future of games, when it launches in markets around the world this November.
Microsoft Studios and the world’s biggest and most renowned publishers, including 343 Industries, Crytek, Turn 10 Studios, Capcom and Insomniac Games, unveiled their blockbuster games lineup for Xbox One, with more exclusive titles than at any time in the history of Xbox. With amazing games like ‘Forza Motorsport 5,’ ‘Freedom,’ ‘Walker,’ “Dakota”, “Below” and ‘Osiris,’ Microsoft Studios showed how Xbox will lead the industry with the biggest exclusives, new IP and blockbuster franchises that will define the next decade of games.
Which Means: You already saw them; we can't tell you release dates; dude its Forza, Ryse, Halo, Sunset Overdrive, Titanfall, and a few indie games.
Question: How much will standard retail games for Xbox One cost?
Microsoft's Answer: Microsoft Studios games on Xbox One will be $59.99 (MSRP).
Which Means: All games are $60.
Question: What new benefits does Xbox Live offer?
Microsoft's Answer: The new generation of Xbox Live gets to know you and your preferences and puts you at the center of all your games and entertainment. It will make sure your Xbox is always up to date and ready for you, that gaming is better with smart, quick and intuitive multiplayer backed by the new Smart Match system. It adds even more personalization to your TV and entertainment. With the evolved Xbox Live, your games and profile are stored in the cloud, so you can access them from any Xbox One console.
Which Means: Downloading games you own at your friends house without having to bring over the disc.
Question: How much cloud space do I get? What is stored in the cloud?
Microsoft's Answer: Xbox Live offers Xbox One unlimited storage space in the cloud. Every piece of content—your profile, games, Achievements, and entertainment— can be stored and saved in the cloud so you can automatically access it anywhere, anytime, no matter where you are.
Which Means: You won't be able to upload terabytes upon terabytes of your bluray rips and hard drive backups to our cloud; see AT&Tannica's Dictionary for the word unlimited.
Question: Are avatars coming to the new console? If so, are you introducing anything new for them?
Microsoft's Answer: We are making the new system more personal, putting you at the center of all your games, TV and entertainment. To do so, Xbox One leverages your natural identity while continuing to have avatars as an important part of your identity. We will share more in the coming months.
Which Means: Avatars have fallen into the level of "we're SO excited to share... important part of the experience... in the coming months..." that GameRoom sat in.
Question: Why are you making this change now? Is it because of negative feedback towards Microsoft Points?
Microsoft's Answer: The ability to buy and rent content using local currency is something that the Xbox Live community has told us they want. We hope this change will make purchasing the latest games and entertainment on Xbox Live even simpler for subscribers.
Which Means: You assholes bitched so much about what a scam the Points system was, and NOW you think its a shitty move that its going away? Plus, using real currency lets you know which countries the Xbox system will actually work in!
Question: Can you replace the hard drive on Xbox One?
Microsoft's Answer: Xbox One includes a built in 500GB hard drive and unlimited storage in the cloud, or you can also add storage as you need it using a USB 3 attached external drive.
Which Really Means: No.