It looks like a VCR, I get it. Microsoft wants it to be the center of the living room, so it makes sense that they would want it to look less video-gamey. It'll still play GTA 6, so let's take the hate on the aesthetic down a notch.
I don't think just because you're still going to get the games you want on that machine, everyone else's criticisms of its appearance are invalid. I haven't actually seen that many posts ragging on the console's aesthetics, but even if we can explain why the console looks that way, that's independent of how good or bad it looks. Personally I think it looks fine, but God damn is it big.
I love how jeff is in the background of that picture.
I see some people are starting to call Microsoft's new console the XBone. Well I think because it's so square, and has almost no rounded edges, instead of XBone people should call it an X-BOX!
Ha ha ha!
Because it's square. You know, like a box. Boxes are square.
He's right, the looks don't matter. I'm more concerned about the power consumption. I know that they said it's really low but I wonder if their numbers take into account that to use the television, internet and videogame features I'll also need to power a DVR, a router and a Playstation 4?
So you made a thread, about it's looks, asking people to stop talking about how it looks?
I don't think I follow but sure.
At least it fits with everything else that's black these days
(which is, everything, unless it's a Poor-people version: looking at you less expensive WiiU)
I think it looks awful. The only thing I like about that picture is Jeff.
What a Giant photo-Bomb!
Get it? GET IT?!
I'm done for the day.
Oh, wait. Sorry, the reason I came to this thread...
It looks like a VCR. That's stupid.
It looks exactly like all of those "entertainment center" cases for PCs. So designed to look like it's not there. as plain as possible.
But anyway, that new controller is more than I had hoped for. It looks great. I FUCKING LOVE what they are saying about 2x bump to precision and better centering on the analog sticks. I like the trigger sensitivity bumps. I've also heard they took latency seriously, but we shall see. The digital pad still looks like ass but what are you going to do. patents.
I'm curious if they will sell a PC receiver and driver combo for the controller.
Just my 2 cents, while I agree it looks very dull I can see why others are commenting that this ultimately doesn't matter. If E3 goes well and by some miracle M$ get their act together and loads of great games start hitting the streets soon after release then it will sell.
Aesthetics do matter to a point, however if it turns out to be a system with plenty of exclusive games then it will sell regardless of its appearance (especially in the US).
I may well take a lot of flak for this next comment, but in my opinion the original 360 was a bit of a dog compared to the very sexy looking original PS3 but it didn't stop the 360 selling.