Originally Posted by Brutuz
Considering that rumours currently peg the XBO at 5GB usable RAM and the PS4 at 7GB usable RAM, plus the XBOne has 3 OS'...That will not be cheap on the RAM.
How is it stale? XMB works well (IMO, as well as the Xbox 360 dashboard and far better than the original) although yes, nothing is confirmed. If you've had a console that had to wait between menus I suggest you take it back, as no console bar those that have to wait for CDs to spin up has had pauses in the menu.
Sure the xbox at first may only allow 5gb of usable ram for games, but that is still alot of memory coming from 512mb total. I wouldn't expect any game in the first few years to really push the RAM limits. After Time MS will probably get the entire 3 OSes down to a single OS that uses a lot less RAM. Though What MS showed off with the One's dashboard clearly looked more advanced then what Sony was working on, no wonder it will use more system RAM.
Really XMB is a mater of personal taste, some like it some don't. I liked it on the PSP, but after seeing that it would also be on the PS3 I was disappointed because IMO it was already a little stale. Don't forget that XMB at launch was pretty basic, couldn't even apply a background. Also I liked the blade 360 dashboard the best, why? IDK it was quick and did what you wanted to do. Though the current dashboard is defiantly more feature packed and streamlined. Not only that but MS has made the dashboard pretty quick and still gets new updates, XMB is still clunky in many ways. XMB is like pre ICS android while MS is post ICS when it comes to the OS.
Yep, keywords there: "in the states". Think about that for a second...If MS concentrates mainly on the US, why would game developers give them good support? The PS4 would have the rest of the world (Bar maybe Japan depending on how Nintendo does) and if it got a few great exclusives from that, the US too. The Voice tech isn't really that good either...Firstly, Kinect (Not sure about Kinect 2 obviously) can accidentally be activated by TV shows unless you calibrate it (I don't need to calibrate my TV Remote or my phones IR blaster, they always work once set up) and secondly, how many people are going to ever use voice talk beyond showing off, joking around or testing it out for the first time? I've never seen anyone use Siri, S Voice, etc in reality outside of those scenarios.
MS could easily take NA, and really EU is a half and half battle (maybe learning to the sony side a little). All MS needs to do is become the lead development platform for most nextgen games and that will seal their fate. Kinect isn't that bad if you ever used one, my buddy has one at his house. No more needing to turn on the controller to pause a movie. While still mostly a gimmick, it is a feature that can one day be something as natural to use a a controller itself. And MS is leading the pack in the innovation of it. Plus the console detecting who you are and signing you in without you doing anything is pretty good.
The difference between those is the phone? I can run custom firmware on most models of phone from day one and know that usually, those types of things are found with fixes..Reckon we'll get that with the XBOne? I'm running Cyanogenmod on my phone and I severely doubt any spying code from Google would get through all of the people mucking around with and altering it...Compare this to the XBOne which will be lucky to get custom firmware at all let alone on the level of Android.
Even though it was more of a joke, not everyone runs a custom firmware. Plus I was merely stating that if you think MS is going big brother on One then apple and google are just as likely to have already gone big brother on your phone. Going by that logic I would rather have MS watch me at home then watch me everywhere I go.
No, but their core audience doesn't want media features..Some do, but most don't...The casual audience they're going for with those features are the kind of people who will buy a console (Which MS will sell at a loss at first, by the way) and no games, it's not a smart business decision to go for those until later in the consoles life-time. Also, have you used PSN recently? It's already caught up to XBL, it has its negatives but so does XBL.
There will be no lack of games, MS doesn't need to show off games during a console revealing. We saw what we needed to see, the dashboard and the console/controller. XBL is still years ahead of PSN and the added live features on the One will make it more so. Also I have both a ps3 and 360, PSN is not in XBL land nor is it close. They finally made the store better, but it is still a app that launches into its own program. Still no party chat, still can't join someones game easily. Still has slow download speeds and long sync operations. Friend options are more upto the game then built into PSN. PSN is online gaming at it's basics, really it is more like xbox live on the original xbox but with a store. The only negative about XBL is that you pay for it, but 40 bucks a year isn't anything.Edited by DzillaXx - 5/23/13 at 6:15am