Originally Posted by ajkrishock
If I'm a gamer and I'm looking at laying out for a new Xbox with a limited selection of new games, no backwards compatibility for older games, a kludgy control interface, half-assed TV integration with little to no content and a two year "agreement" for a lot of crap I'm not likely to use anyway.. I laugh out loud and head for the door.
Like I said. Fail
. End of story.
How do you denounce a product that's not even out yet? To answer your points:
E3 hasn't happened yet, so we have no idea how many games are going to be at launch. And on top of that, do you think publishers are just going to stop making games for it after the launch titles?
Screw backwards compatibility. 90% (I made that figure up) of potential Xbox One owners already have a 360 to play on. They are using a new processor, so why would you a company to invest more money and time on something very few people will play? How many 360 owners still play games from the original Xbox? The only other option is to pull a Sony and stick a 360 in the One case. And cloud gaming is still a really strong possibility. Microsoft has every bit of infrastructure in place to back it up.
Kludgy control interface? Have you seen how many threads in this forum are dedicated to trying to get voice control on an HTPC? Microsoft did it, and did it damn well. Kinect is cutting edge technology, and so far they are the only company to bring it to the living room. OK, so maybe you don't want this version of it, but it's only going to get better, and you have to start somewhere.
Half-assed TV integration: Well that you can blame on the cable companies. MS is working around it (as Google did), and did a damn fine implementation with what they had to work with.
As for the Xbox Live contract, you get what you pay for with that.