Watch Microsoft's next-generation Xbox reveal event live

By Shawn Knight ยท 88 replies
May 21, 2013
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  1. Microsoft will be live streaming their hour-long Xbox reveal event Tuesday at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. Watch the full video coverage here with periodic updates summarizing the most important bits.

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  2. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    I'm willing to bet they will show the console. What would be even better is if they will allow preorders of the system now. If they do that, I am heading to the local GameStop without delay.
  3. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Posts: 463   +136

    I love the PS4 advertisement underneath...
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  4. De4ler

    De4ler TS Rookie

    Now u can camp in CoD whit PC graphics
  5. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    I was right!!!!!
  6. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    Xbox 1!!!
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,671   +988

    Xbox One
  8. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    It's really disappointing....
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  9. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 631   +68

    That Call of Duty Ghosts commercial looks so sweet!
  10. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +859

    I think they're trying to do too much with it. People just want a new damn game console that will play state of the art games. They're trying to make it "everything for everybody" which will ultimately cause problems IMNHO. That's funny that if you say, "Xbox On" it'll "turn on." It will already have to be turned on just to hear that command! The whole voice/gesture command thing is obnoxious. It'll be a fun novelty for about 5 minutes, then people will get annoyed by it.

    Will definitely be interesting to see what Steam and Sony come up with as competition.
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  11. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +859

    LOL...not ten seconds after I made my above post, a friend who is also watching the release show sent me this IM: "Meh. I want a game console to, you know, play games. All the other TV/Facebook/Twitter/social media integration is completely lost on me. And get off my lawn."
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  12. supyo

    supyo TS Enthusiast Posts: 50

    The thing looks like an early 90's cd-rom based console or an ugly tv set top box. Disappointing. And to be honest, the games don't look all that next gen.
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  13. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,665   +1,097

    Worst reveal in history.
    1. No real gameplay, just some cherry picked scripted scenes.
    2. Nobody actually even USED the console during the reveal.
    3. Very few games "shown"
    4. Why XBOX ONE? Isn't this the 3rd one?
    5. They started with TV, then EA and ended with COD....

    All I can say is that I'm disappointed.
  14. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Xbox one is that powerful it can play videos with amazing graphics talk about next gen a dvd player got nothing on xbox one. Microsoft: Watch this video being played on xbox one because thats all it can do...
  15. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +912

    Now, people made fun of the Sony presentation for not showing off the console, instead it was much longer and showed off what a games console is supposed to play, GAMES!!

    All they showed was EA sports games, Some game from Remedy that had a lot of smashed glass, a very short cut scene from a new Forza and Call of Duty?!

    I think when it comes to games, the new Playstation has got this covered.

    Want to watch TV though? (because its not like you can already) then the next Xbox is for you!
    Unless your a massive sports fan (like every gamer out there, every single one is just massive fans of every sport of course) then Xbox One (which isn't confusing at all considering its the third Xbox) is for you!

    They didn't delve into the specs of the machine that much meaning its probably relatively underwhelming to keep the price down so the Kinect is bundled with it, my bet, the rumors are right, DDR3 and a graphics card not as powerful as the Playstation's, plus I'm happy to bet the Playstation OS will be more lightweight than the Xbox's since it isn't required to do much, hell microsoft are claiming their are 3 (yes THREE) OS's running?!

    On a good note though, the new controller looks pretty sleek, the force feedback in the triggers is genuinely intriguing and an integrated battery pack has been needed for quite some time.
  16. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 955   +515

    Lets see if they can get all in one right........
  17. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Looks great. I will stay with PC though. Xbox One > PS4. Too bad EA is way too affiliated. Finally we are seeing a CoD built on a new engine though.
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  18. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

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  19. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    All I can say is that I'm pretty excited. Today I use my PS3 mostly for watching movies and Netflix, and I occasionally game on it. But gaming has become sideline. This Xbox One takes what I've been doing all along and incorporates television in a way that I can relate to, Skype with the family, works with my phone, the Kinect is very smart, the system switches between TV, Movies, Games, Web instantly. It's a perfect upgrade.

    The only thing unrelated to me is the Fantasy Sports that they demoed. Everything else they demoed speaks to me on how I use my console today and how I'd like to use it tomorrow.
  20. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +912

    So to confirm, you think Sony didn't put much effort in (or Nintendo for that matter) into their consoles?
  21. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Sony did, but for some reason, the Xbox One impressed me more. Dont get me wrong here my friend, I will judge when I see the PS4, but as of now, I am liking the Xbox more. Nintendo did put effort in. I have played Nintendo consoles since the N64, and I still love them more than any other console. I just feel like Nintendo needs to reveal an updated Wii U to survive. The Wii kind of killed the business in terms of popularity among older kids. Whenever I ask friends of mine if they have a Wii (I never really do anymore), they would be like, "That is a childs console". The unfortunate demise of the name is just too embedded in the industry now. They need to change the name, and appeal to older children to gain market share. Also, no one plays a DS anymore (other than hard core Nintendo fans). Just 3 years back, every one had one.
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  22. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Where did the video go? I was watching it then I had to refresh the page and it's gone..
  23. Three OSs?! Why they can't make it to one? I would call it as a failure if they can't make it into one like other OSs.
  24. EmirSc

    EmirSc TS Rookie

    But, it can run metro last light very high at 1080 with SSAO + Full Tess.?
  25. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 955   +515

    The superpowered console OS is what has my attention. However the install to harddrive and not need disc is an interesting point:
    -Will the harddrives have a high minimum storage (like 1TB)?
    -Will games be connected to the One (hehe, sounds funny)? Or to your account (so if you "recover" it on a friends One, you will not need this "fee" I'm hearing about as long as your account is on it)?
    -And the big one, will games start to come on USB sticks because discs will seem deprecated? Or are bluerays still too much cheaper to bother... (maybe copy the entire game on USB to play somewhere else almost instantly...)
    spectrenad likes this.

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