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I have no idea why you would be, they acquired many new studios, added BC with all of their past consoles, released the X, play anywhere, etc. If anything the future of Xbox is looking better than it ever has.
I dont know. The sentiment towards Microsoft seems very negative. It seems like a lot of people already have their minds made up that those studios will fail.

I need to stop watching YouTube lol.
 

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I dont know. The sentiment towards Microsoft seems very negative. It seems like a lot of people already have their minds made up that those studios will fail.

I need to stop watching YouTube lol.

Negativity, nah, more like a passive “step back and watch before ‘jumping in”. Many seem to be optimistic but again it’s a wait and see, specifically for e3. I believe we won’t get to see what every studio has to offer at e3/gamescon or even this year, a lot of it will be teases for next e3.
 
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Anyone else feel a little worried about the future of Xbox? I mean, I'm happy with the X. But the mindshare for Xbox seems to be at an all time low.

I felt similarly about Playstation when the PS3 debuted and really struggled early.

Both situations seemed/ seem to be an uphill battle to fight off the "uncool" stigma.

I hope they have an amazing E3. They need it badly.
Xbox has been pushing every button I wanted in the past year. I think it’s in the best position it ever has been.
 
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I dont know. The sentiment towards Microsoft seems very negative. It seems like a lot of people already have their minds made up that those studios will fail.

I need to stop watching YouTube lol.
You know where it will shine when MS flexing their servers that SONY can't hang. This is where MS must go to the deep end with SONY to drown them.
I am not saying SONY wont do well but this might be a area that they will have the most problem now you have Google and Amazon going in as well.

They might look dated like how when xbox live came out and SONY was so behind.
 
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This is your new Master Chief folks, should be pretty awesome.

Dono who he is, but I trust them... he must have a distinct voice since he did narrate the American Pshyco audio book and he can sing, who knew the Chief could :p


Imagine we get a halo musical episode
 

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Bought Diablo 3 Eternal Edition on sale for $20 from XBL. Ended up playing for about 3 hours last night. Originally played this game when it came out for PC back in like 2011 or 2012, really handles well with a controller.

Got a level 19 (so close to 20) Necromancer
 
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I've never understood the passion to have another game console fail. It's like they are hoping the industry will stagnate from no competition to drive innovation,
It's also weird when you see some people who claim to be so happy with Sony, but they cant stop thinking about Microsoft. I guess this country and others need the bad guy in every facet of life.
 

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It's also weird when you see some people who claim to be so happy with Sony, but they cant stop thinking about Microsoft. I guess this country and others need the bad guy in every facet of life.
I game on Xbox One primarily because of the Live system and the controller. I will be the first to admit that Sony does have some fantastic games, and in some instances, some better looking... but I don't want them to fail. Hell, I expect to keep buying all game consoles LOL I have owned both through all of the years and don't intend to stop. Both are successful and to wish anything else is childish.
 

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Bought Diablo 3 Eternal Edition on sale for $20 from XBL. Ended up playing for about 3 hours last night. Originally played this game when it came out for PC back in like 2011 or 2012, really handles well with a controller.

Got a level 19 (so close to 20) Necromancer
I put in a lot of time in that game late on 360 then bought it again for One X early last year. Game is like crack I kind of miss playing it my main was a Barb it let you import from 360 to One.

Hows the Necro? I don’t have the newest expansion.
 

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I put in a lot of time in that game late on 360 then bought it again for One X early last year. Game is like crack I kind of miss playing it my main was a Barb it let you import from 360 to One.

Hows the Necro? I don’t have the newest expansion.
Awesome! You can raise a couple of different types of units to fight for you, including a Golem and a skeleton army. I've been using the skeletons mostly, but the Golem is good too. Your RT can raise skeleton archers that do some serious damage as well, but those expire over time. Best part is you can use corpses of slain enemies to launch attacks at other ones, including using them as bombs or turning their corpses into a powerful arrow attack.

Game rules, forgot how addicting it is.
 

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Uhhhh...what?
They had him do a bunch of these when Dance Central 3 came out and put them all over social media.

He did them for Christmas, new year, mother's day and so on. All awkward 10 second videos like that one.
 

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Anyone else having issues with the YouTube app on Xbox, I’m on the x, where it’ll play a video and then get weird frozen images but the audio continues? My brother on the
 

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I game on Xbox One primarily because of the Live system and the controller. I will be the first to admit that Sony does have some fantastic games, and in some instances, some better looking... but I don't want them to fail. Hell, I expect to keep buying all game consoles LOL I have owned both through all of the years and don't intend to stop. Both are successful and to wish anything else is childish.
Childish? More like idiotic.

But, where is the competition and innovation this gen? There hasn't been any....yet, Sony seems to have had one of its best generations as far as the games go. So, failure doesn't necessarily breed stagnation at all.

As for next gen xbox...all I see are people getting overhyped because MS bought a few hit & miss studios. Is it good they bought studios, yes. However, MS let let ignorance and stagnation set in --despite fierce competition last gen --and lost the mindshare and goodwill of many.

So, yes there is alot of Xbox negativity, it is deserved for the most part and all Ms's fault. They have a long way to go to win back that which they lost.
 

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Childish? More like idiotic.

But, where is the competition and innovation this gen? There hasn't been any....yet, Sony seems to have had one of its best generations as far as the games go. So, failure doesn't necessarily breed stagnation at all.

As for next gen xbox...all I see are people getting overhyped because MS bought a few hit & miss studios. Is it good they bought studios, yes. However, MS let let ignorance and stagnation set in --despite fierce competition last gen --and lost the mindshare and goodwill of many.

So, yes there is alot of Xbox negativity, it is deserved for the most part and all Ms's fault. They have a long way to go to win back that which they lost.
I agree on most of that, but I have to say also, I don't see the reason why PS4 sold SO well. Not really the arena to discuss this here, but I have played nearly all of their flagship titles and they were just ok. Standout to me was Horizon Zero dawn.. but that doesn't come down to Sony hardware, that is the talent the Sony developers have to make visually good games. Nothing to do with the console power or any of that mumbo... if they ported Zero Dawn over, it would look and perform just as well on the X.

MS dug a deep hole without a doubt, but they are steadily climbing out of it.
 

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I agree on most of that, but I have to say also, I don't see the reason why PS4 sold SO well. Not really the arena to discuss this here, but I have played nearly all of their flagship titles and they were just ok. Standout to me was Horizon Zero dawn.. but that doesn't come down to Sony hardware, that is the talent the Sony developers have to make visually good games. Nothing to do with the console power or any of that mumbo... if they ported Zero Dawn over, it would look and perform just as well on the X.

MS dug a deep hole without a doubt, but they are steadily climbing out of it.
Most popular brand, had the best messaging, and followed it up with highly acclaimed games.

Only way MS was ever going to break the perception of it being the inferior console was with great must play games. It never happened.
 

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I agree on most of that, but I have to say also, I don't see the reason why PS4 sold SO well. Not really the arena to discuss this here, but I have played nearly all of their flagship titles and they were just ok. Standout to me was Horizon Zero dawn.. but that doesn't come down to Sony hardware, that is the talent the Sony developers have to make visually good games. Nothing to do with the console power or any of that mumbo... if they ported Zero Dawn over, it would look and perform just as well on the X.

MS dug a deep hole without a doubt, but they are steadily climbing out of it.
Because of those games and the lack of them on Xbox.

MS has barely moved....they are stuck 11ft down the 12ft hole they dug.
 

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Let's be fair while MS screwed up 2013, the hate is what makes everyone making money.

So many moms and other videos are just out of control.

While Sony have better looking games they did not move the needle how MS the last 2 gen.

Microsoft is going all out to flex their power to prove these fools which they will still continue to hate.

Sony only did well is because MS did bad on their launch.

Well seehow it will be the next Gen.
 

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Let's be fair while MS screwed up 2013, the hate is what makes everyone making money.

So many moms and other videos are just out of control.

While Sony have better looking games they did not move the needle how MS the last 2 gen.

Microsoft is going all out to flex their power to prove these fools which they will still continue to hate.

Sony only did well is because MS did bad on their launch.

Well seehow it will be the next Gen.
Others than Gears of War--not even a first party game-- over a decade a go what game moved the needle....especially this gen.