Xbox one original TV programming coming this summer

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    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

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    As most people on the forum know by now, I'm a strong supporter of the Xbox One, and I really enjoy everything my system has to offer. But what they're about to serve up I find myself... Very iffy about, and verging on the negative side.

    This summer, Xbox is finally rolling out their original TV shows they've had in the works since last years E3. No information on that Halo TV show yet, but what we DO have is... Well read the quote.

    Original Programming by Seth Green and Sarah Silverman? A Scifi show about Humanoid robots? I don't...
    I can't... I have no defense. I'm still iffy about the Halo show as well, and I'm one of the biggest Halo Nerds out there.

    Microsofts investment is a HUGE gamble, and I don't believe they have the set install base that will allow this content to be successful.
    And as far as I've seen, I'm not sure how the service will be offered either. Perhaps of you subscribe to Xbox Gold you'll be able to watch episodes free , or perhaps you'll have to pay for episodes.

    Either way, Xbox has all their cards on the table now, so it's a matter of seeing if they should have shown their hand or not now.

    Sauce: http://m.fastcompany.com/3028761/fast-feed/launching-this-june-original-shows-for-the-xbox-one
     
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    I expected this to be a follow-up to the whole "every Xbox One is a devkit" idea. It's more television. I am dissapoint. :angry:
     
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    If netflix and co can have original shows, Sony has original shows (and whole film studios), Ubisoft and EA seem to be doing the animation/film thing, Square Enix became a film company of sorts and even Nintendo has seen a cartoon or three happen then I am not seeing how MS lack the resources to do it well.

    Edit. Much like Foxi4 I also hoped it would be more about sanctioned homebrew type things.
     
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    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

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    My apologies, I should have put original TV programming in the title :P
     
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    Foxi to the rescue! ...still dissapoint. :angry:
     
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    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    well this is what is what designed for :creep:
     
  7. Foxi4

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    Honestly? This sort of thing would allow them to dominate the console market in the 90'ties when TV was big. Today? I'm not so sure. Television seems like a hugely antiquated medium, especially among the technologically-literate who simply watch their favorite shows online whenever they want. This might be a huge dud, but hey, maybe it won't be.
     
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    Erm...how is this unexpected? :unsure: It's not like we didn't already knew that the xbone was advertised as a multimedia device that can also play games. That, and the announcement of a halo TV series last...E3, I think it was (?)...well, it's not like I'm feeling like Sherlock Holmes when I saw this coming.

    Oh, and...would you mind adding a link to the article, chavosaur? thanks. :)
     
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    Wow that's pretty awesome. Can't wait to see what they dish out. Though this probably won't make me buy an Xbone since chances are they'll just be uploaded online :lol:
     
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    It's a shame all these millions of dollars couldn't be given to developers, but I guess it can't be helped. Television is the future of video games.
     
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    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

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    Sauce added, completely forgot.

    As it's not that the programming was unexpected, it just never had a solid release time dram until just recently~
     
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