1. Espen84

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    Dell, guessing I am the only one who liked it. Looked good, and promising. Hope they do good this generation. And give Sony a good run for they're money. I feel like xbox reallly trie to give gamers value for their money. With game pass, play anywhere and so on.. so hope they have some good games lined up.
     
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  2. Snugglevixen

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    As someone suffering from mental illness I can understand how difficult it can be and sympathize with the designer.

    But that's no excuse for token hiring a clinically retarded person for a designer job they're clearly not suited for and will cost the company millions as noone wants to buy new furniture when they could buy a console that actually fits in their living room setup and doesn't trigger their xb360 dpad ptsd.
     
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    When I saw this thing on a thumbnail on ReviewTechUSA's channel (it came up in a recommendation, I didn't actually watch the video), this was literally my reaction. I texted one of my older brothers an article about it, and I'll have to wait until tomorrow to get his reaction, but for fucks sake, just call the damn thing the WindowsBox at this point. Before, they at least could say that they're using mobile chips to get away with it being called a console. Now? Running what is probably some soldered on variant of a Ryzen 2 CPU-and-GPU-In-One solution? Call it the WindowsBox, and make it to where you can use full on Windows, install emulators, everything that you can do on a PC, and then I'd be impressed. (And don't pull out like Sony did with Other OS when people use it to do things you don't want them to do. I mean, unless you want the hacking community to come knocking on your online service door...) And it'd be a better name. Seriously, they shot themselves in the foot with the 360, went "umm...uhhh..." with the XBone, and now, we have Xbox Series X? Are they going to give, like, 3 options for people to choose from, kind of like with the Steam Machines (I'm genuinely curious, do those still receive software updates, and how well do they hold up with games with Steam Proton? I only ask because setting up anything non-Ubuntu seems to have led to some pretty mixed results, and it feels like I'd have to dedicate a whole half of a year to get everything setup how I want it with Linux compared to Windows 10, with its warts and all) which ended up confusing people?

    As for the PS5's design, what we've seen so far is only the devkit. Even that looks more console-esque and entertainment center friendly than this. With the Series X (just call it the Xbox SX and hope people don't think you're trying to tell them about some sort of weird Xbox One fanfiction where the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X fuse together or some shit), it's like you'd have to set it alongside your entertainment center and be lucky if you don't have a carpeted floor.

    And depending on how this console does, how many of these first-party "exclusives" are going to stay exclusive? Because KI3, Fable 1, and most notably the Halo Master Chief Collection are on Steam, (with the latter receiving PC ports of the games in chronological order) which isn't a service owned by Microsoft!

    About the only thing good is maybe the controller? But if you're going to make the d-pad more like the Elite's disc d-pad, why not include six face buttons for fighting games, as I remember in a Linus Tech Tips review that Luke did when the Elite 1 was fresh that it was hands down the best d-pad for fighting games he's ever used, you'd think it'd be a perfect opportunity to put two more buttons on there, giving devs and players more buttons to work with for games, and fighting/arcade game players better ways to control their games, IMO? I know this is nitpicking, but as someone who's got all of their arcade games on all of their RetroArch setups pre-configured for both six and four face buttons + shoulder buttons if necessary, it'd make sticking to one set of remaps a whole lot simpler and easier. I love my 8bitdo M30s and the Fighting Commander controllers, but in spite of my BT adapter on my mITX mobo actually being reliable, I'd love it if I didn't have to depend on BT (especially Windows BT) for all of my wireless solutions or have to resort to using solutions that involve more potential trip hazards along the floor!
     
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  4. DKB

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    Memes for this console are fucking corny. Christ. Shit is, it’s just a computer. Literally this time. Which is good. Ain’t buying it, but, good.
     
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  5. YukidaruPunch

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    Is it just me or is this thing fucking huge?

    Also, I called it like two months ago on how Microsoft's approach to nomenclature is just flat-out fucking crazy. I'm... somewhat glad I was right.
     
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    Bring back black and white face buttons from og Xbox. Problem solved.
     
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    I just figured out what the OG Xbox Classic will be called. It's not gonna be called the Xbox Classic. It's going to be the Xbox Resurrection, because it's not chronologically confusing enough! XD



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    Either that, or C and Z. Hey, I can hate a console's design and all, but you make a good controller? If Google Stadia has taught us anything, that will get people buying it for their PCs, at least!
     
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    They could call it a different name in the West and in Japan! That won't make it confusing at all!

    Call it the Xbox PlayStation in Japan! The Xbox PC-Engine in the West! Add an X to Asia, just because - and then rebrand it as the Xbox iQue X! The possibilities are endless!

    God! Nomenclatures! How do they work??
     
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  9. Xzi

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    I also would've accepted the "Xbox Box," though that might have had just as much sexual connotation as what they actually landed on: the Xbox SeX.

    At this point I'm honestly leaning toward the theory that Microsoft is only making another console to sell a new series of controllers to PC gamers. :D
     
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    Xbox Box would be like if I made a Friday The 13th movie called "Friday The 13th Day." (which kind of sounds like the 3rd Parasite Eve game's title)
     
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    Even laying down it seems a bit big.
    Xbox Squared?
     
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    Beyond confusing
     
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    Design looks like a PC tower, which is an odd choice, but I don't hate it. Name is kinda a mouthful but at least it can't be shortened to something dumb like Xbone, i imagine it will just be shortened to XSX, which is alright by me.

    Edit: and now I'm reading that shortened form aloud and realizing it sounds like Excess X... wow, kinda hard to not feel like its accidentally drawing attention to how large it is with that abbreviation.
     
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    I like XSEX better for obvious reasons... ;)
     
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    just bought a 4k tv no way iam going to buy a 8k tv ! human eye cant even see the full 4k resolution
    8k 120fps is bs
     
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    Terrible name and terrible design!
     
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    It's literally a black PC-FX, and not as cool because at least NEC had sense enough to put the optical drive on top instead of a slot side loader. And if Series X is really it's name, and someone doesn't talk sense into Microsoft between now and then, it'll probably sell about as well as the PC-FX did, too. No one is gonna know what it is.
     
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  18. DAZA

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    1st they make the xbox as big as a damn VCR and now they make it as big as a trash can. do mic have no idea on how to make things small like nintendo does?!! introducing the Trashbox X!
     
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  20. zoogie

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    You laugh but it would be a good idea.
    Nice PC/Console hybrid with locked specs and included controller and marketed and tailored as a console first (it would run W10, but boot up to a console dashboard first). Yeah that could definitely work.

    The only reason it won't ever happen is "muh piracy".
     
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