Xbox One Launch Event and Livestream Discussion

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#51 Posted by TheHT (11376 posts) -

"there's a passion that they have for your brand"

"THIS IS HOW YOU LAUNCH A CONSOLE"

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#52 Edited by BigJeffrey (5025 posts) -

@crithon said:

@bigjeffrey: do you think it plays like Alan Wake combat? Just a guy sliding with a gun. But yeah I thought it was cool to see it, and I still want to see the Live action stuff.

Looks like it, but it has a cover system so that changes alot

#53 Posted by crithon (3307 posts) -

@bigjeffrey: Ooooooooooooooooo....... I kinda want an Xbox one..... damn, that looks really good. None of that horrible mouth animation from Alan Wake.

#54 Posted by crithon (3307 posts) -

I would say that's professionalism.

#55 Edited by Reisz (1508 posts) -

I drove past my midnight launch Best Buy at like 9:00pm this evening and there were 15 people waiting outside max. I was so sad! There were nearly 100 people around the same time last Friday, but then me, the guy who went to a launch event to pick up his PS4, ordered his Xbox online. So that number could be meaningless. Still those guys didn't look too stoked out in the cold.

#56 Posted by BigJeffrey (5025 posts) -

Yeah i went to gamestop to finalize the console purchase (like at 6:00), there were so little people there like 5-15 max got #7 in line.

#57 Posted by Chaser324 (6587 posts) -
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#58 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3861 posts) -

@crithon said:

@bigjeffrey: do you think it plays like Alan Wake combat? Just a guy sliding with a gun. But yeah I thought it was cool to see it, and I still want to see the Live action stuff.

Looks like it, but it has a cover system so that changes alot

I heard something about there being the ability to time clone yourself in the combat... I want this to be true.

#59 Posted by Reisz (1508 posts) -

@bigjeffrey said:

@crithon said:

@bigjeffrey: do you think it plays like Alan Wake combat? Just a guy sliding with a gun. But yeah I thought it was cool to see it, and I still want to see the Live action stuff.

Looks like it, but it has a cover system so that changes alot

I heard something about there being the ability to time clone yourself in the combat... I want this to be true.

Dude where did you hear that? That sounds great!

#60 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3861 posts) -

@reisz said:

@artisanbreads said:

@bigjeffrey said:

@crithon said:

@bigjeffrey: do you think it plays like Alan Wake combat? Just a guy sliding with a gun. But yeah I thought it was cool to see it, and I still want to see the Live action stuff.

Looks like it, but it has a cover system so that changes alot

I heard something about there being the ability to time clone yourself in the combat... I want this to be true.

Dude where did you hear that? That sounds great!

Some real loose talk online so I'm trying not to get too excited, and hope I don't get anyone's hopes up, but yeah sounds like it could be very interesting if that's a real mechanic. The person said there was a lot more third person shooting to it than they had shown and then said that was a main mechanic. But didn't want to say anymore.

I hope they do something to mix it up. I found Alan Wake's combat to be boring but Max Payne 1 and 2 were incredible. It would make some sense in the weird story they are setting up to some degree.

Fingers crossed.

#61 Edited by CatsAkimbo (628 posts) -

Went to Best Buy just before midnight. It was 15 degrees (F). They had a handful for people who did not preorder. People who were insane and waited in freezing cold all day all got one. One guy in front of me also showed up at the last second and walked up and got the last one. I'm not bummed since I showed up late, but wasn't up for standing in the cold.

Also 500th post! :D

#62 Posted by Tajasaurus (879 posts) -

I picked up my Xbox this afternoon and immediately lost my free download card for FIFA 14. haha. It's either around my house somewhere or it's sitting on the seat on the tram I caught.

Anyway. Xbox One. Pretty dope.

#63 Posted by crithon (3307 posts) -

@artisanbreads: excuse me my mind is going to explode, but yeah in the sizzle showed bits of slow motion action with the car, but then we knew that from the announcement trailer. Still looks EXCITING!!!!!

#65 Posted by bluesun (232 posts) -

To the duders that are XBONING as we speak: how is Xbox Live holding up under the launch day strain? Similar to PSN? (academic interest, not fanboying!)

#66 Posted by BigJeffrey (5025 posts) -

@bluesun said:

To the duders that are XBONING as we speak: how is Xbox Live holding up under the launch day strain? Similar to PSN? (academic interest, not fanboying!)

Been pretty good, Day 1 patch downloaded quick and easy. Store opens fast and loads quick no problems at all.

#67 Edited by Tajasaurus (879 posts) -

@bluesun: I downloaded the day 1 patched, a DR3 patch, a Ryse patch and KI all really quickly.

#68 Edited by MonkeyKing1969 (2812 posts) -

Is it me, or did most of the major games media outlets do less for this launch? Its seems like less staff were on hand, less coverage was live, and less enthusiasm was seen. Maybe, the fact that review units were in people's hands for so long that the 'wow' factor was diminished.

If I am correct, most sites like Giant Bomb seem to have had an Xbox One in their hands when PS4 launched. So in effect many sites last Friday were comparing and contrasting PS4 to One all week, but could not say anything until now. I think in retrospect (w/ hindsight being 20/20) I think MS took the drama and edge off their launch event by giving reviewers time. Add to that, Sony came out first I think MS dulled their message in two ways that are palpable.

The advantages Microsoft had were a cleaner launch with (seemingly) less people having problems with hardware issues; having Forza and Dead Rising 3 filled out their launch line-up a bit better; and, finally, by giving everyone more time they allowed the commentary at launch to be a bit more considered.


#69 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3861 posts) -

@monkeyking1969:

I think it's kind of natural the first one would be bigger cause it's OH FIRST CONSOLES.

#70 Edited by xyzygy (10008 posts) -

Where is this livestream? Is GB doing something like they did with the PS4 launch where they play a bunch of games all day?

EDIT: Oh shit. Keep forgetting they're like, 7 or 8 hours behind me.

#71 Posted by Chaser324 (6587 posts) -

@xyzygy: It's the same time as the one last week.

11AM PST / 2PM EST / 7PM GMT

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#72 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3861 posts) -

@xyzygy: It's the same time as the one last week.

11AM PST / 2PM EST / 7PM GMT

Did they just push this back an hour?? Looking at the counter right now and thought it was 2 EST.

#73 Posted by TyCobb (1972 posts) -

@artisanbreads: Looks like it. The countdown at the top is now showing it would start at 12PM. =/

#74 Edited by climax (70 posts) -

I think it just got pushed back one more hour. Ahhhh!

#75 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3861 posts) -

whew they just fixed it guys!!

In the chat right now.

#76 Edited by Chaser324 (6587 posts) -

@tycobb: @climax: @artisanbreads: Ian is saying on Twitter that it's still on time. I just asked him about the timer, and I'll let you guys know.

EDIT: And now the timer appears to be correct. It was a temporary caching issue. Everything is still on schedule.

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#77 Edited by heckfart (12 posts) -

Don't even put it on. Don't go live today, not for a while at least. Gotta let the beat play out, these royalty free beats are just what I need to get my blood moving in the morning.

#78 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3861 posts) -

God the chat is absolutely miserable with hate on ever single thing. But hey, expected I guess.

A lot of people who seem to suggest the XMB is the best UI ever so... yeah they're absolutely crazy people.

#79 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3861 posts) -

Well now this is amazing.

#80 Posted by BigJeffrey (5025 posts) -

WHAT IS GOING ON

#81 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3861 posts) -

Glad to see the voice on the navigation is way better than the TV. Has worked basically perfect so far.

#82 Edited by TheSwede (1 posts) -

DigiTimes Rumor: New version of Xbox One coming early next year?

Link.

#83 Posted by CelShader (62 posts) -

Someone stole my Xbox One from my front porch while I was at work. Super bummed right now.

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#84 Posted by xyzygy (10008 posts) -

I'm confused. I went to a party for a few hours, came back, and there still is not show to be seen... will they upload the stream or anything?

#85 Posted by TruthTellah (9153 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

I'm confused. I went to a party for a few hours, came back, and there still is not show to be seen... will they upload the stream or anything?

It went pretty late. So, it hasn't exactly been a lot of time for them to upload each piece of the video. I mean, it's gonna be 4 parts; so, I'd expect it to either be late tonight or early tomorrow at the earliest.

#86 Posted by JoeyRavn (4977 posts) -
#87 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Anyone have an idea when the Xbox One livestream will be up? I missed it live.

#88 Posted by xyzygy (10008 posts) -
#89 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -
#90 Posted by Nashvilleskyline (203 posts) -

Great launch for both consoles. Can't be more happy. I have friends playing PS consoles and other MS consoles. Can't wait to have gaming parties

#91 Posted by spraynardtatum (3019 posts) -

@crithon said:

I would say that's professionalism.

Those poor actors. Also I bet 10 grand they just threw away that food. any takers?

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#92 Posted by Hailinel (24969 posts) -
#93 Posted by Nashvilleskyline (203 posts) -

@hailinel: To put things in perspective, I think both consoles would have sold more consoles if they had just more inventory at launch.. It's hard to figure out which console has the most interest from public... I'd say PS4 though.

#94 Posted by Ryleknuckles (49 posts) -

I hope the livestream is up this weekend?

#95 Edited by DeathTrap (249 posts) -

I hope the livestream is up this weekend?

Yeah, I was really hoping to watch it, but guess it's not up yet - surprising, they're usually faster than this.

#96 Edited by SaintFrancis (1 posts) -

Yeah I really want to watch the live stream, the PS4 stream went up on YouTube pretty quickly.

What's the delay?

#97 Posted by DeathTrap (249 posts) -

Sadness. Still no archive up on GiantBomb. I'd watch it elsewhere, but I can't seem to find any way to get it from other sources onto my Roku.

#98 Posted by ThomasCro (134 posts) -

Where can I find the GB live stream? Missed it.

#99 Posted by Cold_Blooded_Chiller (42 posts) -
  • Are you going to a midnight release? NO
  • Going alone or with friends? NO..
  • Bringing stuff to do? Handhelds? Board games? Liquor? All of the above? IF I WENT I WOULD BRING HANDHELD LIQUOR
  • Preordered your console online? Did it ship yet? Already receive it like some lucky people? PREORDER, RECEIVED ON-TIME
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