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#1 Posted by EXTomar (4133 posts) -

@extomar said:

@manhattan_project said:

@extomar said:

I didn't say they stopped watching TV but that their habits have changed. They aren't watching HBO or Showtime or sports or whatever from mini-sat or cable but from the Internet.

Thats not true at all. The Walkinjg Dead and Breaking Bad are both shows with huge ratings that people watch(ed) live on their TV while talking about it on Twitter and Facebook. And as for sports Sunday Night Football (and all football really) is getting higher TV ratings than ever before.

You realize "huge rankings" on cable are only millions. That doesn't discredit how popular these shows but that the reality is many are:

- A small amount are actually watching it "live" at the moment. The comments you see on FB and Twitter are actually only thousands out of millions who watched.

- A huge amount are actually watching it "time shifted" or "archived" or streamed at some later date and often times include the others. These are actually in the tens of millions views.

Sports are another beast but bringing this back to XBox One, who is going to watch a football game with others while trying to play something at the same time? You would have to be alone and have the game on as "background noise" even in PIP mode.

But whatever, this is a feature that I suspect many can't or won't be able to use on the XBox One. Like the Kinect, there are going to be a few who can figure out something really useful for it but for many others it will be an ignored because they can't use it or have no use for it let alone easier to accomplish in software as an app instead of multiple interconnected devices.

"Only millions" You say that as if its one or two million. This seasons Walking Dead premiere pulled in over 16 million not including time shifted views. Last season it averaged over 11 million an episode, a number this season is going to destroy. And its just the most watched show on cable.

Link - this also includes Twitter and Facebook numbers.

First off unsaid, you forget one tiny little detail about all of this: The world is round. People on the east cost will watch it at different time than the west cost. Which time is "live"?

So what is the argument here? I don't see the argument because 16 million watched it "off the air" but I suspect a couple of hundred million will watch the whole of Season 4 through disks and streaming.

#2 Edited by EXTomar (4133 posts) -

@koolaid said:

So one step forward then?

But yeah, I am really worried about organization of content. Especially if Hard drive management is gonna be a huge thing this time around.

Can you manage the computer you use daily? Is the one you made that post on having problems? You should be be fine using consoles.

A Dirty PC Secret: Hard drives are just as likely if not more likely to fail than fill up.

#3 Edited by EXTomar (4133 posts) -

@manhattan_project said:

@extomar said:

I didn't say they stopped watching TV but that their habits have changed. They aren't watching HBO or Showtime or sports or whatever from mini-sat or cable but from the Internet.

Thats not true at all. The Walkinjg Dead and Breaking Bad are both shows with huge ratings that people watch(ed) live on their TV while talking about it on Twitter and Facebook. And as for sports Sunday Night Football (and all football really) is getting higher TV ratings than ever before.

You realize "huge rankings" on cable are only millions. That doesn't discredit how popular these shows but that the reality is many are:

- A small amount are actually watching it "live" at the moment. The comments you see on FB and Twitter are actually only thousands out of millions who watched.

- A huge amount are actually watching it "time shifted" or "archived" or streamed at some later date and often times include the others. These are actually in the tens of millions views.

Sports are another beast but bringing this back to XBox One, who is going to watch a football game with others while trying to play something at the same time? You would have to be alone and have the game on as "background noise" even in PIP mode.

But whatever, this is a feature that I suspect many can't or won't be able to use on the XBox One. Like the Kinect, there are going to be a few who can figure out something really useful for it but for many others it will be an ignored because they can't use it or have no use for it let alone easier to accomplish in software as an app instead of multiple interconnected devices.

#4 Edited by EXTomar (4133 posts) -

I didn't say they stopped watching TV but that their habits have changed. They aren't watching HBO or Showtime or sports or whatever from mini-sat or cable but from the Internet. The issue isn't that XBox One tried to integrate these because it isn't that hard to get HBO Go on the platform as an app but putting the emphasis on the source is the problem.

Or in other words, the HBO Go app actually offers a realistic use case where you'd be watching a specific Game of Thrones episode while waiting for friends to get on TitanFall than having the tuner on HBO channel watching Game of Thrones but also waiting to play TitanFall at the same time.

#5 Posted by EXTomar (4133 posts) -

I am not sure the TV features are going to matter since TV habits have changed dramatically in just a few years but no one should thumb their noses at them either.

#6 Posted by EXTomar (4133 posts) -

Gotcha. I only ask because that would be super weird.

I am always concerned by hiding this stuff (goes for the PS4 launch as well). It seems innocuous enough where it is unclear what they have to gain by protecting (or hiding it) at this point. Getting people to see and recognizing the interface is a good first step in "acceptance".

#7 Edited by EXTomar (4133 posts) -

@chaser324:

Rhetorical question but how can the UI of a game be embargoed while the rest of the game is not?! Or do you mean the XBox One dashboard?

#8 Posted by EXTomar (4133 posts) -

I feel they should do a proper show to come after "Unprofessional Friday" that is like a talk show. Just 30 minutes but solidly done and with interviews and such.

#9 Posted by EXTomar (4133 posts) -

That is the great thing about capturing: You can capture all of the jank in all of its janky jankness.

#10 Edited by EXTomar (4133 posts) -

I don't really have an opinion here but this appears to be someone overvaluing a game, especially since it is an indie and launch game. Yes it is on a console and yes it is a high profile release but it is still an indie produced game which are highly variable in quality. You can get a very stellar game out of an indie production but you can also get a lackluster results as well.