Where's my pill that allows me to forget the entire unveiling and go back to the dreams I had for the nextbox?
Yes cable tv channels don't switch that fast. They also showed off live ESPN showing a game or showing highlights of a basketball game from at least 5 days before the unveiling. NOt to mention who watches live tv anymore anyway?
Fantasy Football on your tv screen won't take off. For many reasons. Box connected to cable box has been done in past and is a pain. $400 isn't going to entice the non-gamer crowd to get it for FF. Phones are more convenient for checking stats. MS wants you to use it anyway to help control the experience. Your nextbox would be tied to 1 tv. Not portable. If you are watching a game with friends the friends will be annoyed if your stats are popping up all the time. Who wants to shrink the size of the game in order to check your stats? Gesture and voice control? No way. ....a non-gamer will just get a new iPad or iPHone instead won't they? My brothers are into FF too and don't play games. I don't see them getting this. Too much effort to get the tech up and running. Connecting not only 2 boxes via HDMI and/or IR blasters, learning voice and gesture control, setting up the Kinect camera, having the huge second box (i hope the power supply is built-in,) and wiring the Kinect camera thing and touching a game controller etc etc. All for Fantasy Football? Not going to happen.
PS4 is more powerful from the looks of it. And the PS4 power is actually exploitable this time around unlike last time around. But both are in the same ballpark. And games often are made with the lowest common denominator in mind.
MS just didn't make the case for using your tv screen to do these side tasks. They didn't seem to ponder the question on whether this stuff is better suited to your phone or tablet or not.
I'd be alot more excited about the tv features if I didn't need a second box (so would America) and if I could timeshift tv. And why not just make it a pc too?
But the conference was as expected. A 1 hour bullshot affair. It was like talking to a used car salesman for an hour and then having to wait 6 months to test drive the most awesome, best ever, tv and sports playing, camera-equipped, voice-controlled car that just might also go from point a to point b.
Edited by trip1eX, 23 May 2013 - 05:07 PM.