Congrats Xbox on getting a woman on stage. No, f'realz. Look at her. It's a woman on a stage. Marvelous. Kudos.
And now there are two. Amazing. Two women on stage, how spectacular.
Notice that one was a smart-business-style senior citizen (she isn't middle aged - I'd say she was 55+, which is a senior citizen). The other was a "I'm a rock star soccer mom!" in casual clothes. Both equally panderingly calculated gestures.
Drama?! I still haven't watched anything but from the reaction here it sounds like they took a Windows Media Center PC and threw some cloud stuff on it.
The XBOX ONE has three operating systems (seriously). They didn't show any real technology. I mean, they didn't go into meaningful details like Sony did (other than bragging about how many servers their server farm has). They literally showed nothing but how you can watch television and listen to music and skype in various ways on the system (because, you know, I just sit around in front of my television all fucking day when I'm not playing video games) and then they showed a ton of sports stuff. Then they showed a very very short live-action teaser for a Remedy game and then a segment about the next Call of Duty.
Seriously, you could not possibly have had less about gaming for this game console at this presentation unless you were presenting a fridge or a toaster, instead of a console. As someone who will own both consoles at launch, I really wanted to see Microsoft come out and hit it out of the park absolutely blowing us away and showing that they're not going to be pushed around in the hard-core gaming space, etc, etc, etc...
But man... man man man... WHAT a let down.
Also, the new console looks like a fucking VCR.