New Generation Xbox Event Announced

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  1. EvilMakiPR
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    The 21st of May 2013 (a Tuesday) at 10am PDT (Pacific daylight time is UTC/GMT - 7 so 5pm London time) is "xbox- a new generation revealed". Little is known at this point but the last few months have seen some unpleasant rumours concerning the upcoming replacement for the 360 and have also seen Sony release news that has seen people make all sorts of pleased noises. All this only served to further cast Microsoft's next console in a darker light.
    In other news with most companies skipping the e3 announcements in favour of their own events has E3 become irrelevant?

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    Microsoft will be revealing its Full Game Line-Up at E3 on Jun 10, 2013
     


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    Nice, this confirms those rumors about an event in May
    hopefully we'll see other parts of those rumors disproven
     
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    Sweet, I'll finally learn if this new Xbox will be worth it~
    Otherwise, here I come PS4
     
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    inb4nobackwardscompatibilityalwaysonlinerequiredpreordercancelledrumorrubbish
     
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    Microsoft is sending Invitations

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    Oh boy, an announcement of an announcement!

    Lack of backwards compatibility is pretty much a given.
     
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    I really have to wonder why Microsoft has waited so goddamned long for this announcement. They've given Sony such a huge start I was starting to wonder if they were even in the same race anymore.
     
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    The moment we learn if the rumours are true or not is upon us!
     
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    Nintendo is doomed ?
     
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    announception.
     
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    With all this stuff being announced now (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo), what's gonna be left for E3? An announcement for Ponies U?
     
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    There might be a case to be made for MS shareholders and other financial wonks but is it all that relevant for the rest of the world* for the announcement/specs party to be held in advance of the competition?

    *if the rumours of it being rather multimedia focused turn out to be true then possibly something there.

    Also OP you might to try some text in the future.

    As a battle scarred veteran of the last few big E3 presentations one can only hope they switch it up and announce some games. Sadly with this now set to be a new console time I do not expect much.
     
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    Finally I'll have some material for the next Console Wars, can't wait. :)

    If the rumours are to be believed, the hardware will go head-to-head in a lot of ways with the PS4 - this is definitely going to be an interesting generation.
     
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    Interesting in the way an implosion is interesting I will give. I fear "next gen fever" will be a decidedly weaker strain than years past though.
     
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    I'd say yes, at least in this case. Sony has announced their console, revealed some of the specs, showcased some games, and gotten a bunch of developers to go on record about how much they love the system. It's good press for the PS4, and helps build hype and excitement.

    Microsoft, on the other hand, has given us nothing. There's a vacuum of information, and in that vacuum, rumors thrive. Anyone can say anything at this point and get themselves dozens of news posts across the internet. Considering the fiascoes MS has had to quell (like that Twitter meltdown over always-online connectivity), the buzz surrounding Microsoft's next console is far from positive. I know this is just a personal anecdote, but whenever I've seen people talk about the Next Box online, I see nothing but skepticism and disdain; it's not encouraging.

    Microsoft is going to have to work even harder to turn this around; Sony, at least for now, has a nice, comfortable lead.
     
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    The way I see it, the battle of hardware has ended and a battle of services has begun - we won't have another scenario of vastly different architectures with vastly different programming techniques like with the PS360, apart of the WiiU of course.

    Again, if the rumours are to be believed, the two consoles will be very, very similar in design allowing for ease of multiplatform development, it's all down to who will use the hardware better, who will provide the superior SDK and who will have the best services and exclusivity deals.
     
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    time to place bets
    I got online drm (3-1)
    no backwards compatibilty (7-1)
    no rpg in line up (2-1)
     
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    I might revise my opinion statement a bit then- this time next year or even this time in 2015, assuming MS do not fluff it hard, will it really matter what happened now?

    Foxi4's stuff... hmm.
    who will use the hardware better
    Assuming this is going to be "PC with a few choice pipelines gone fancy" have we not reached the point where beyond 5 minutes explaining the differences in performance between different types of floating point that abstraction is king?

    who will provide the superior SDK
    SDK... I fail to see how it can be anyone other than MS (XNA and they count both directX and many languages to their name). Online and dashboard level stuff and we might talk (the inclination might be to say they are services but I would still argue it matters as much for developers as well). That said Sony have quite publicly taken a pounding the last few goes around and if their big push is towards X86 family then maybe.

    who will have the best services
    Myself I use none of them but that could be interesting as each company does seem to be trying slightly different things. The only problem is most will probably be (and this presentation will almost certainly focus upon) the US side of things and what goes there is madness to try to comprehend and see logic in.

    exclusivity deals
    Though I dare say I would be happy to see the end of exclusivity deals as the games industry understands them (never thought I would be looking positively upon the films industry) that could be interesting as MS seems to have bled most of their one time exclusives and done a lot of bleeding of others as well.


    It seems I have been shifted from outright apathy to indifference with obligation to watch courtesy of "well I guess I do play games".
     
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    Pfft, as if.
     
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