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It's stuff like this that makes me excited for new technology. The demo was excellent and really sold the system for me. Next gen consoles are going to change considerability over the course of their life, much like the 360 and ps3 did. There's no way to tell what this ecosystem will be in 2018, yet it seems to me that they have built a great foundation.
This looks pretty much as good as I could have hoped for. Especially the guide stuff. Being able to browse the TV guide, Netflix, Hulu, and whatever other movie services are available, all from one place is fantastic. That Kinect sign in stuff is great too.
Looks interesting, but I wonder what it'd look like once they put the ads in. Am I the only person with a DVR they're already content with and wouldn't use half of the stuff they're showing off?
Honestly I'm pretty unhappy with the UI/etc of my Comcast DVR. I'm not sure the XB1 will replace it completely so we'll have to see once I've atually used it, but if it removes the slowness/etc that I deal with on that Motorola box then that's great.
Very impressive. Hopefully it works that well for everyone.
Definitely didn't think I would talking to my xbox, but I'm not messing with menus or even picking up the controller if it truly works that well.
Right? If it really works this well then I'll be so glad to utilize Kinect to cycle through the dash.
This is probably one of the best vids they've put out. They had one recently where it was doing so much, so quickly, it just comes off being unrealistic. At least here, even if they do show you can do these tasks quickly, it's a bit more of a realistic scenario. That was also MS's least cringe worthy Skype call I've seen and the video was just a video and looked more like a webcam. I mean, it's still good quality but not to the level they show at E3 or other shows that are obviously faked using studio cameras.
The biggest disappointment is that they're still using fake Metro. By that I mean they've taken the design of Windows 8/Windows Phone but they haven't taken the concepts that make them work like "Live Tiles" unless this is something that's coming and just not represented in this demo but I feel like that should be something they'd show off. For example, the NFL tile he has could be more than just a static picture, it could be showing up to date results or the store could cycle through new content.
To me, next gen was about that kind of stuff. We knew Graphics were gonna good, but I didn't care that much about it. It was all about all the other experiences that it would bring to the table...or should I say the living room. This is why it was always obvious to me that Xbox One was my first choice. I haven't seen anything from the PS4 that screams next gen apart from Graphics, and still I think Ryse is more impressive visually than any PS4 games.
2 great systems in any case. Great times. About time :)