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The Xbox One will be similar to the PlayStation 4 with it’s “Share” functionality. Xbox One will record a great amount of recent gameplay. Gamer‘s will be able to which edit, and share through social networks and on Xbox Live. So services like Skype will be used more often if gamer‘s are using video to chat in whatever manner they want. At the same time never hurting their game playing session. Microsoft says the new multiplayer system is an overhaul in terms of engineering. The technology is allows for the first of it’s kind in terms DVR capability for games. The next innovation has to do with a technology called Smart Match.
Xbox One use Smart Match that is “advance algorithms” which allows the pairing of players in areas of their skill, language, and reputation. Microsoft’s Smart Match takes things several steps forward by eliminating the wait of being in a pre-match lobby. You can be watching TV, browsing the net, catching up on Sports Center, and Smart Match will be working in the background quickly finding you gamer’s to play against. Coinciding with significant changes to Xbox Live structurally, functionally, and visually. For Xbox One Microsoft is expanding your friends list to 1,000 that is a significant upgrade from the 100 you get now on the Xbox 360. This is an example of how cloud gaming will play a significant role in Xbox One games being fresh, and features really being part of the experience in a rich way.
Microsoft is overhauling Xbox Live and its feature-set for the Xbox One. The company broke out and explained a number of these changes today following this afternoon’s reveal event. Gamers are getting an update to achievements that will be meaningful by going “across games, and other experiences”; allowing gamer’s to gain achievement points in new ways that are not just game relate. Developers will be able to add new achievement at any time they like. So imagine for a second you are in a game tournament that is sanctioned by a developer. They could theoretically set up game achievements set strictly for the tournament. Adding a whole new layer to competitive play that does not exist on any platform currently.”Our new achievements portal not only keeps track of what you earned, but how you earned it, so it’s more personal than ever,” Microsoft said. “It even lets you compare your achievements with your friends. Share your legacy and achieve greatness with Xbox One.”
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Gamer’s Didn’t Listen Microsoft Xbox One Reveal Was Perfect
Microsoft did the right thing, and the Xbox One reveal was perfect because of that. For the first time mainstream media, and casuals understood a game console early before hitting the market. They understood a games console‘s value before they saw any games. They saw gaming graduate to a new level. From USA Today to Bloomberg news. The impact of the Xbox One’s reveal is being felt before E3 2013. That’s huge, and gamer’s are missing the entire point of what Micorosoft’s reveal was about yesterday. It didn’t matter that Microsoft has said. Gamer’s didn’t hear a word. It didn’t matter how clear the reveal was about. That fact that it’s focus was all about the Xbox One’s reveal. Gamers are showing the rest of the world that we are whinners who want to be heard, but don’t listen. Sounding like we don’t understand the world around us, are truly a disconnected bunch, and who are marginalizing ourselves. The saddest part is that by not listening, gamer’s are showing that gaming can’t grow. What’s ironic is that it was never like this. The reactions that gamers are having on forums, twitter, and other places makes them look really like a garrish mob. What’s even more crazy is that Sony set the standard for pushing entertainment beyond games with their consoles. Microsoft choose to use E3 for what it is meant to be used for. Gaming…So why are gamers surprised that a game console should have features that entertain along side your gaming experience? Hear me out, because we gamer’s are losing respect, as well as relevance because we are not listening.
Publishers, developers, community managers, and forums the world over have all been places where gamer’s go to be heard. Feedback in gaming is critical for a company in the game industry to succeed. We get to make an impact, because those who create games at heart are gamers. So they for the most part know where we are coming from. For the first time ever after Microsoft’s reveal yesterday. It’s time us gamer’s started listening. When Sony released the Playstation 2 years ago, one of the most touted assets that pushed the console mainstream was not gaming related. DVD play back. It was a revolution in entertainment. It was the biggest future proof feature that allowed the system to be not only being a great gaming device, but a house hold entertainment device as well. Offering technology that both Sega, and Nintendo did not have in their dedicated game consoles. Sony sent out mixed messages, stating that the PS2 was a computer not a gaming console. Conflicting with what a game’s console should be. Despite the shaky messaging„ lack of games in it’s early launch days. The Playstation 2 went on to sell well over 100 million consoles, and served as a great console and entertainment device. Despite showing off computer generated trailers passing them off as games the system would create. This continued with the PS3 when Sony placed Blu Ray, which is now the standard over it’s rival HD-DVD. In fact the Playstation 3 has been the preferred console of choice for those watching Netflix. In fact Sony for part of this current genration has pushed 3D television as an advancement in both entertainment and gaming. Where you could buy, and play games with 3d glasses. What I’m getting at is Microsoft is only doing what has been done to give gamer’s, and casuals in the living room more entertainment value. That was the purpose of the Xbox One’s reveal. Did gamer’s listen or are they hearing what they want to hear?
Before Microsoft had their reveal Sony had their conference in February which was a hodge podge of information, and showcase of what the Playstation 4 would be about. At the same time many questions such as price, the system showing, and questions about used games, pricing for online access, and how the system would evovle with Gaiki were all left without answers. Mircrosoft made it very clear that the biggest gaming event on the planet…E3 2013 would be all about games as the reveal was to let us in on what they felt would be advancement in our consoles as an entertainment hardware, and service. Having a sense of history about gaming, listening as a gamer, and understanding that E3 is all about games. Seeing Microsoft get back to basics made E3 more valuable. Not to mention that they stated 15 core exclusive games would be released in the first year of the Xbox One. From the rants and ravs gamers clearly not listening. The worst part is that the mainstream audience heard it. The worst part is you have journalists also either perpetuating there will not be games, or glossing over the reveal. There has also been a total omission of Major Nelson‘s sit down with the team that developed, and worked on the Xbox One. Who have stated unequivocally that the Xbox One is a gaming device that merges entertainment into a new form unlike what we have seen, but at the same time marries the tradition of gaming as we have known it as gamers. Are gamer’s listening? Why are they hearing something else? Or are they ignoring the truth on purpose?
What I heard along with many others was a perfectly short reveal that was focused on revealing a new console without mudding up the conversation that should be had during E3. Games, games, games and more games. So called gamer’s who have forgotten this or are hyperventilating really are making true gamer’s look like a mob of head scratching monkeys. Microsoft’s Xbox reveal may have been boring I agree, but was this not how portions of a their recent E3′s have been? Microsoft has been using E3 as a crash test dummy for non gaming news, and badly. This was the perfect way to get all non related gaming info out the way. This has less to do with which system you prefer, ok it does, but honestly do gamer’s really believe Microsoft won’t show up with games? Or are those screaming not really gaming in the first place? Has Microsoft not sold many games this gen with the Xbox 360? Are not some of the most played games on that platform? Why Microsoft not want to continue their success on Xbox One? Yes, Microsoft has to bring the rain, and they stated this clearly. Gamer’s didn’t listen.