Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 44

Thread: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    29,291
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,924 times in 668 posts

    Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    On your shopping list ahead of the PS4?
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Orbiting The Hand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Lincoln, UK
    Posts
    1,525
    Thanks
    157
    Thanked
    84 times in 66 posts
    • The Hand's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte AB350 Gaming-3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Patriot Viper DDR4 3200mhz (8GBx2)
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Toshiba SSHD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Vega 11 (APU)
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520 Modular
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Praetorian
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Sony 32 inch HD TV
      • Internet:
      • 20Mbps Fibre

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    The controller and am interested to see how the cloud/XBL processing comes into play.

  3. #3
    Admin (Ret'd)
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    18,481
    Thanks
    1,016
    Thanked
    3,208 times in 2,281 posts

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    XBOne isn't on my shopping list at all, and nothing excites me about it. To the contrary, in fact, I've already considered it and, as an existing XB360 owner, ruled it out.

  4. Received thanks from:


  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    106
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    • Namor's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5E/Rampage Bios
      • CPU:
      • Intel C2Q9650
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Ballistix PC 8500
      • Storage:
      • Samsung SSD + samsung HDDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 480
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX620
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ07
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • NEC 24WMGX3
      • Internet:
      • 10 meg Broadband VM

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    Nothing.

  6. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    503
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    45 times in 29 posts

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    Nothing.

  7. #6
    Senior Member MrRockliffe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    1,574
    Thanks
    222
    Thanked
    126 times in 107 posts
    • MrRockliffe's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Z270i Strix
      • CPU:
      • i7 6700K
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DDR4 Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 500GB 850 Evo, 500GB 860 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming
      • PSU:
      • 550W Supernova G2
      • Case:
      • NZXT H200
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus PB278Q
      • Internet:
      • Hyperoptic 150Mb

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    Nothing. Both consoles are terrible given the fact that we have graphics cards available that can run games in 4K. They're horribly overpriced too. I'm super excited for the steambox
    XBOX Live - Sheep Sardine | Origin - MrRockliffe | Steam - MrRockliffe |

    Add me

  8. #7
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    30
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    Nothing really excites me with the 2 latest consoles, at least not that excitement I used to get when looking over new features and possibilities. I think the last console that did that for me was Wii U at E3.

    But that's not to say I'm not intrigued by the new consoles and they're definitely on my radar, but I'm not rushing out to buy any Day One editions of either. What looks neat about the XBox One is the new Kinect, while many people like to complain about it being a useless feature costing extra because it's bundled, having it part of the default install base will allow devs to have confidence in a good chunk of the install base using any extra features they implement for it. But it may not do much, when I come home and relax with a game, depending on the game, I may not want to do much standing or jumping.

    I just hope the developpers improved their tracking, few things are as infuriating as doing 20+ pushups and Your Shape saying you're not doing pushups, then saying you burned 0 calories.

    Aside from an improved Kinect, the PS4 and XBox One just seem like upgrades from last gen's models, whereas we can pretty much expect the same types of games with improved graphics, and hopefully less lag online.

    XBox One has the HDMI in feature, but then again my remote has always had the "source" option to switch, and Picture In Picture is almost standard these days, but it's still neat(Though I don't subscribe to cable).
    PS4's Vita integration is pretty cool looking though and I'm interested in that. It would be pretty cool to be able to play remotely anywhere, though I wonder if that could hurt portable sales.

  9. #8
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    74
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked
    7 times in 4 posts

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hand View Post
    The controller and am interested to see how the cloud/XBL processing comes into play.
    If anything this will be the console's downfall.

    If a game is designed with the intent of could processing it will require online connectivity. Think about the outrage that came from 24 check-ins, then thing about 24/7 connection.

    Of course if the processing is dynamic (much like an 'ultra' graphic setting on the PC), is to do with useless gimmicks (Forza drivatar) ,or is used only in multiplayer for a performance boost (that one is cool but unlikely given the cloud can only process non-latency dependent tasks) then it could work in MS's favour.

    The only thing the Xbone has going for it is MS software support. By the end of the current-gen the 360 had a vastly superior dashboard experience. For the hardcore gamer....Xbone really is kind of a dead cause vs the PS4

  10. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    779
    Thanks
    137
    Thanked
    50 times in 43 posts
    • george1979's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P7P55D-Pro
      • CPU:
      • i5 760
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Kingston Hyper X
      • Storage:
      • 128Gb Crucial M4 + 1Tb Samsung F3 + 1Tb WD Black
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX570 Twin Frozer 2
      • PSU:
      • 700W Coolermaster Silent M Pro
      • Case:
      • CM 690 II Advanced
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ G2222HDL & Dell 2312HM
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    Well I'm excited to see the new games that emerge on these platforms. The PC will always be my primary platform but Sony have had some interesting exclusives that I'd like to play so if theres more like that then I'd consider a ps4. Not so interested in the Xbox but I will be waiting to see how they develop before I decide what to buy, if anything.

  11. #10
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    65
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    I just spent £560 on GTX780 Ti... why would I want an Xbox?!

  12. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Kingdom of Fife (Scotland)
    Posts
    4,991
    Thanks
    393
    Thanked
    220 times in 190 posts
    • crossy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Sabertooth X99
      • CPU:
      • Intel 5830k / Noctua NH-D15
      • Memory:
      • 32GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 850Pro NVMe, 1TB Samsung 850EVO SSD, 1TB Seagate SSHD, 2TB WD Green, 8TB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix GTX970OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX750 (modular)
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster HAF932 (with wheels)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro 64bit, Ubuntu 16.04LTS
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG Flattron W2361V
      • Internet:
      • VirginMedia 200Mb

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    I'm really not bothered at all by XBone, as really it doesn't seem to offer anything new that appeals, and Microsoft's focus on "entertainment hub" rather than games console does nowt for me. Plus, continuing on the downsides it's ugly; expensive; the games are expensive; and there's not much content that I'm interested in. Actually I was more enthusiastic for the the last XBox360 launch (the Slim). PS4 at least has the advantages that it's cheaper, better looking and at least does seem to focus a little bit more on game playing rather than trying to sell online films, music etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by MrRockliffe View Post
    Nothing. Both consoles are terrible given the fact that we have graphics cards available that can run games in 4K. They're horribly overpriced too. I'm super excited for the steambox
    Given that consoles are usually hooked up to TV's - how many affordable 4K res TV's do you see on the market? As far as I'm aware, there's none, in which case it makes zero sense to aim for a resolution that none but the indecently wealthy can get at. Heck even my monitor only does 1080p. Agree with you over the SteamBox - or more specifically SteamOS - though. Here's hoping devoutly that Valve don't screw it up - Microsoft and Sony really need some serious competition (and no I don't include Nintendo with their warmed over Wii).

    Career status: still enjoying my new career in DevOps, but it's keeping me busy...

  13. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    121
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    3 times in 3 posts
    • wyte_w0lf's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99FX pro r2.0
      • CPU:
      • AMD fx8150 8 cores @4.2ghz
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 8gb dual channel kit 1866mhz
      • Storage:
      • O/S: 120Gb ssd Storage: 3Tb hdd + 2× 500Gb hdd
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 970 4gb ASUS STRIX
      • PSU:
      • Corsair RM750 750watt full modular
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster stacker STC101
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407wfp ultrasharp
      • Internet:
      • 70Mb download 5Mb upload by Virgin media

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    Better pc ports. Nuff said. Looking Forward to steamos rather than any console. I will admit the xbone does have a nice gui but its nothing new, just an xbox360 with upgrades. And a kinect..... Always watching you... Lol

  14. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    573
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked
    13 times in 13 posts
    • DemonHighwayman's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z97I Gaming
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 4790K
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb 2.4Ghz Kingston Beast
      • Storage:
      • 256 Gb Samsung 850 Pro (Main), 4TB Toshiba X300 (games), 2TB External TV/Films HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • KFA2 RTX 2070 EXOC
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster Real Power M700
      • Case:
      • Bitfenix Prodigy
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus PB278Q
      • Internet:
      • Yes most of the time

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    I'm watching with interest but nothing excites me about either of the new consoles.

  15. #14
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRockliffe View Post
    Nothing. Both consoles are terrible given the fact that we have graphics cards available that can run games in 4K. They're horribly overpriced too. I'm super excited for the steambox
    Overpriced? Ha ha. I can sort of imagine what it would be like to see what you did there. Kind of.
    No. No they are not. They aren't. No.

  16. Received thanks from:

    CAT-THE-FIFTH (23-11-2013)

  17. #15
    Token 'murican GuidoLS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    806
    Thanks
    54
    Thanked
    110 times in 78 posts
    • GuidoLS's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5Q Pro
      • CPU:
      • C2Q 9550 stock
      • Memory:
      • 8gb Corsair
      • Storage:
      • 2x1tb Hitachi 7200's, WD Velociraptor 320gb primary
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia 9800GT
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 750w
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Win10/Slackware Linux dual box
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic 24" 1920x1080
      • Internet:
      • AT&T U-Verse 12mb

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    What excites me about it is that, as a consequence of its release, the price of the XBox 360 should be dropping in a rather rapid fashion, making it, and its already robust library far more affordable.
    Esse Quam Videri
    Out on the road today I saw a Black Flag Sticker on a Cadillac...


  18. #16
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Features - QOTW: What excites you most about Xbox One?

    Not looking forward to anything XBone related. Microsoft aren't on this planet. Their original announcement of the XBone sealed their fate for me. No amount of back peddling will every recover interest from me again.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •