Originally Posted by Blooddrunk
When you come out to an unveil and say "TV" more than "games" it makes the design path pretty clear.
My point is, why should I desire this for something other than a game console like they want people to? I don't watch TV for anything besides sports. I watch netflix on my bluray player where I don't have to pay an additional fee to watch on a Xbox.
When you turn on a console reveal and expect an E3 conference where devs come up and talk about their games instead of the console, its pretty clear that if you want to hear about games, you need to wait for two weeks and watch the E3 gaming conference.
Do Microsoft need to spend 60 minutes of their time telling people that this new Xbox can play games?
No. EVERYBODY knows that Xbox consoles play games.
Do Microsoft need to spend half an hour stroking imaginary nerd junk regarding specs and how these specs are going to automatically make awesome games?
No. Firstly because specs do not make good games, and secondly because their target audience does not care.
It may upset people to hear this, but MS does not need the type of people doing most of this preliminary whining to buy their console for it to be successful.
All they need to do is ensure that content people want to consume is available and they will consume it. It doesn't get any simpler.
Did Microsoft need to spend a lot of time talking about new functionality not specifically related to games to showcase new stuff that their console can do? Yes. For two reasons:
1. This reveal was about their new console and what it can do. Everybody knows it plays games, but people would not have been arbitrarily expecting it to be packing a tv programmer, or have the ability to multitask instantly, or for Kinect 2.0 to be able to track limb rotation and finger locations . Those are new features to the console they are revealing, that actually needed to be revealed.
2. If Microsoft even DARED spend more than ten minutes trying to talk about this stuff in E3, the cry-o-meter would have been at uncharted levels. Now they have revealed to the world what the overall capabilities of the console are, they have an E3 conference to focus on the games, including the many new franchises they mentioned were in the pipeline.
The ACTUAL problem here is people assuming that:
Companies daren't take notice of any other consumer than themselves
Should not put any focus on ANYTHING that doesn't interest them personally, because apparently nobody else matters.
I mean, you
don't watch television or have an xbl gold account, so why should Microsoft attempt to provide benefits to people who do?? What's the point of anybody doing anything if it doesn't fit your
personal agenda?Edited by GrizzleBoy - 5/22/13 at 4:01pm