The lights are on
Last week was all about Microsoft and its new console, the Xbox One. We missed a big story, though. Comcast stepped up to the plate on the very same day with a new video for its own media monster. Meet… the X1.
This device has it all. Leveraging the power of the Xfinity service (not to be confused with the "infinite power of the cloud"), the X1 will give you a search engine for your television, and it's even voice operated via your smart phone (a second-screen device).
The X1 also has a DVR (though not one that records games) and access to the social networks and media apps that matter most to (some of) you, including Facebook and Pandora.
In all seriousness, the X1 rollout was announced exactly a year prior to the Xbox One announcement. We're not sure why Microsoft would risk the brand confusion, especially as there are likely going to be many Comcast customers that will use that service through their Xbox One.
One thing is for sure, Comcast phone support representatives are in for a lot of confusing calls.
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I have had Comcast for years here in SC sadly and this is the first time I have ever heard of this thing. Sp if Comcast doesn't make huge money from this thing after being out for a year that is their problem for not advertising it. never even seen a commercial for this thing ever. so im just gonna get this xbox one and be happy with it.... insert hater comments below
Micro$oft has REALLY sh*t the bed on Next-Gen. They've failed so miserably that they're playing Damage Control on Insane Difficulty. I've been a Micro$oft fanboy for 8 years, and NEVER have I been so disappointed as I am after the Xbox One reveal.
I can already smell the lawsuit.
Everyone needs to really take a step back and think hmmm nope I've never heard of this thing ever or seen a commercial for it. I have comcast and never once have I been on their website and seen this. Nor have I been in any electronic sign and seen this strange maybe this was an early idea and then Microsoft approach them and asked to use this in their new console.
damn xbox one comcast is on dat ass
Microsoft should've just called it the Xbox Fusion!
So if I understand correctly, the "console war" is now down to Sony and Nintendo, and there is now a new "cable box war" that will be between Comcast and Microsoft?
I'm no Comcast fan, but i'm going to have to go with them on this one. Their X1 looks better than Microsoft's X1.
I do find it interesting that no one has heard of this. I have Comcast and nothing has ever come up about this. Unless its only in certain markets or test phase in areas. Still MS the name Xbox Fusion would've prevented confusion.
all this proves is that Microsoft and cable companies will be putting there services and selling their products together. example: but this new xbox one for only 100 bucks when you get a 2 year contract with Comcast. it will happen you will see
I noticed that the day after the announcement and I'm just waiting for the lawsuit.
I thought that next-gen consoles were all about gaming, not television. This whole Microsoft X1 stuff looks to had been a better project if on an PC or some sort of add-on app for Windows 8.
The XBOX ONE should be focusing strongly on video game content this go around. Like on some epic signature first party IPs other than the HALO band.
Somebody's going to court soon.
The last thing I want to do is run a freaking cable from an cable box to an xbox for cable, why Microsoft??? Surely that would kill the system's lifespan for it being on all the time...smh
1.- ok, so M$ is putting the control in gamers hands.....yet we get used games DRM
2.- M$ is supporting indie developers.......... yet they can't self publish
3.- M$ cares about user privacy.......... yet kinnect 2.0 is mandatory
M$ you say one thing, and immediately auto negate yourselves
why this doesn't surprise me