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The live stream might be over, but we're still rolling out new information over the course of the day. Here are all of our stories on the Xbox One reveal:
Rumor Vs Reality: The Truth About The Xbox One
What We Don't Know About The Xbox One
Don't Panic: The Gamer's Guide To The Xbox One Reveal
Game Informer Editors React To Xbox One News
GI Show 158: Xbox One Reactions
Interviews and Reader Discussions:
Interview With Xbox One's Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten
Reader Discussion: Xbox One Or PlayStation 4?
Reader Discussion: What Do You Think The Name Of The New Xbox Will Be?
The Name Of The Next Xbox Is...
Microsoft Shows Off Its New System Xbox One
Microsoft Reveals Xbox One System Specs
New Kinect Drives Xbox One's Interface
Meet The New Xbox One Controller
Hands On With Xbox One's New Controller
Xbox One Not Backward Compatible
Microsoft UK: Xbox One Won't Work Without Kinect
Xbox Hardware Evolution Chart (Spec comparison of Xbox, 360, One)
The Tech Spec Test: Xbox One Vs. PlayStation 4
Designing The Xbox One (with quotes from the designers)
Microsoft Going All-In With Kinect
Microsoft’s Bold OS Approach
Conflicting Stories Emerge On Xbox One's Connection Needs
4K Gaming Is Possible On Xbox One, SD Gaming Isn't
Games and Media:
The Official List of Confirmed Xbox One Games
Forza Motorsport 5 Burning Rubber on Xbox One
Microsoft and 343 Industries Partner With Steven Spielberg For Live-Action Halo Television Series
Xbox Live To Offer " Game DVR," Dynamic Achievements
Your Achievements Will Transfer To Xbox One, Can Be Added Post-Release
Remedy Announces Quantum Break For Xbox One
First Images Emerge Of Quantum Break
EA Sports Announces Next-Gen Versions of FIFA, Madden, UFC, And NBA Live
EA Sports Ignite Engine Shown Wasn't Gameplay
Activision Shows Off Call Of Duty: Ghost's Next-gen Graphics
Call Of Duty Ghost DLC Timed Exclusive to Xbox One
Working With In-Development Hardware A "White-Knuckle Ride" Says Activision's Eric Hirschberg
Microsoft Confirms Mandatory Game Installation, Talks 'Always Online,' Has Plan For Used
Microsoft’s Gaming On The Cloud
Xbox Live Matchmaking Evolves With Xbox One
Microsoft Promises 'Historic' Franchise Reappearance From Rare At E3
Xbox One Won't Separate Games Into Live Arcade, Indie, And Retail Categories
Sorry, Indies, You'll Still Need A Publisher For Xbox Live
Crytek's Ryse Confirmed For Xbox One, CryEngine 3 Already Running On System
Major Nelson Posts Picture Of Xbox One Game Box
Microsoft Announces Xbox One Live TV Feature
Xbox One And Cable TV
Xbox One Is Your TV Guide
ESPN And Xbox One
Group Skype Calling Coming To Xbox One
Microsoft & Xbox One Partners With NFL
Microsoft Confirms Xbox One Friends Lists Will Allow Up To 1000 People
Be sure to also check out all of our retrospective coverage on the Xbox and Xbox 360:
Microsoft: First-Party, Next Generation
The Best And Worst Games Of The Xbox And Xbox 360 Launch Lineups
Microsoft's Hits and Misses With The Xbox 360 Hardware
The Complete History Of Xbox Live (Abridged)
The Best Of The Kinect
What Xbox Franchises Should Return On The Next Xbox?
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Now every time you talk about the new Xbox everyone will assume you're talking about the classic Xbox from back in the day D:
Tons of "media" information, general specs overview, no backwards compatibility for ANY games, and less than a handful of game videos; none of which are actual gameplay or AAA titles. Add that to a less than impressive name ("Xbox One" makes no sense at this point) and I'd say at this very moment I love my XBox 360 more than ever right now... The design is even upsetting me!!! I must say I haven't been this un-impressed with Microsoft since the original Xbox (I was a Ps2 fanboy at that time). I think 360 is the best system out (I use my Ps3 only for blu-ray and exclusives like Uncharted, God of War, etc.) but I haven't been impressed yet by the Ps4 or the Xbox One. Money is staying in my pocket until they can show me something I don't already have. in terms of games since that's why we buy these darn machines!
I know I shouldn't panic yet, because we don't have many details, but so far Microsoft has absolutely none of my confidence. This reveal should have left me hyped with anticipation. Instead they just filled me with dread. I'm now waiting eagerly for E3 not because I'm excited to find out more about the awesome stuff we've learned of the Xbox One, but because I'm hoping half of what's been said isn't true.
I think more people were disappointed about the name of the consol than anything else. The name Xbox One is not a bad name since the original Xbox was just called the Xbox and not the new name. The features that the consol features is more important than the name. There wasn't a whole lot of gameplay either, but I think that Microsoft used this conference as an opportunity to get all the other entertainment aspects out of the way, so at E3 they can focus more on games and trailers.
I think my counsel buying days may be over, sadly.
<shuffles off, turns on the SNES, and remembers with fondness the golden era of gaming>
Reposting the GIF EventualPyre found because it is a momentous win:
All this extra stuff that Microsoft has decided to implement in the new Xbox One is all fine and dandy, but one must not forget the most important thing in the competitive game console wars. A console that can play games. That should be your first, second, third, fourth, and fifth concern. After you have that, and you know you have that, then, you can start to implement a grande design.
can't wait for the E3 presentation/s
I have not see how all these extra abilities will use the consoles resources? I mean they need to use memory and some CPU power... BUT how much? If you skype while gaming is the resources already set up, so the console is less powerful because it is saving resources, or will the games be affected once the skype call happens?