Also I'm pretty sure they will make the dashboard lightning fast, as they now understand just how important it is. The easier / quicker the product is to use.... the easier and quicker it is for a customer to buy something / the easier it is for microsoft to make money.
Yeah. I'm really hoping you can run multiple apps at once and do something like 'hold RB or LB' to switch back and forth. So I can have Netflix already up and ready to go and maybe hop over into a game or something without having to back out into the main menu. This is something that would really make the experience much better. I hate the waiting time when I decide I don't want to watch something on Hulu and have to back out to the main menu and load up Netflix. It's much more time consuming than it should be.
It's okay. I've got my PC for the '' next generation ''.
Dick comment aside, I hope this console will not be a cheap-ass mexican-made RROD mess. I had FOUR x360's during this gen because of how unreliable it is. Also, Microsoft, if you would be kind enough to NOT overcrowd your dashboard with useless bullshit/ads/apps/kinectvomit that makes it super sluggish to navigate through would be very appreciated.
Um. That;s a really racist thing to say, dude. I suggest you edit that. Because...yeesh.
I don't think he meant it like that. He just means cheaply made with cheap materials liked you'd associate with something made in Mexico.
@beachthunder: Yeah, but I think they are pretty much hedging their bets on the cable/media box functionality in order to draw in more people. So they are pretty much competing against Roku, TiVo, Boxee, and Apple TV all at once.
That's what's exciting about it for me. It'll be the reason for my girlfriend to buy an Xbox as well, and many other people who have had no interest in game consoles. This will be the equivalent of the blu ray player in the PS3. A lot of people bought them for blu ray players and at some point down the line at least tried a game or two on it.
Personally, I want the next Xbox to be like my iPad. I want more notifications, so Facebook notifications should pop up like achievement notifications, news notifications, sports notifications, etc. I want to run ESPN or CNN news tickers in games (with a show / hide button). I want to be able to push a button and swap over to Facebook seamlessly, in game, and hit another button to switch back.
This is the kind of thing I hope they're going for.
I wouldn't say "excited". I'm "excited" for Shin Megami Tensei IV. I'm "curious" about the next Xbox. I would like to know things like tech specs and what their early games are going to be like and what their plans are going to be for bringing in new games both big and small.
Actually, scratch that. I'm curious to know just how far they're going to push those things aside to advertise fucking social features. I've got a device specificallyfor social features, it's called a phone. I don't mean to be cynical but that seems to be the path that MS has been heading down for a long time now.
Why go after the typical gamer who plays games 10+ hours a week when they can get them and all the people who are more interested in doing other things with their Xbox like myself? Casual gamers like me are a larger market. They want the Facebook market, they want the iPhone gamer market. That's the future. That's who they need to appeal to in order to get bigger. They make us happy, they don't have to worry about gamers.
I kid i kid - but if everything focuses on anything but its potential as a GAMES console? im out.
Any overblown pie in the sky kinect bullshit? Gones
tv and media apps that never work in my country? out
I'm hoping they're more focused on media / tv / sports consumption than games personally. Almost all of my time on my Xbox is spent watching Netflix / Hulu / Crackle or MLB.tv or ESPN (I don't have cable, but I can watch the highlights and other videos), or even YouTube. The more content like that, the better for me.