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Rollins

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Nice thorough article, makes some good points...but too much to post here:


https://seasonedgaming.com/2019/05/24/article-the-state-of-xbox/

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Looking Ahead
Since the Xbox brand’s inception, there have always been questions as to why Microsoft didn’t invest more heavily into it. That discussion will have to wait for another time, but over the past two years or so, it’s become very clear that the question no longer needs to be asked. From the promotion of Spencer and extensive hiring, to the investment we’ve seen across all areas of the brand, Microsoft seems to have finally realized the potential of the gaming market. It has been, and will likely continue to be, a sight to behold.

I’ve been studying the video game industry for over 30 years now, and I believe this is the most interesting time in its history (likely since the crash of 1983 and the introduction of the NES to the United States). We are witnessing the complete transformation of the largest entertainment industry in the world. It is remarkable and it has only just begun. The days of gaming being a niche or locked to a box in front of a TV are long behind us, and some of the largest companies in the world are now racing towards the future state at a record pace. And Xbox, now finally having Microsoft’s full backing, is in the driver’s seat.
 
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Nice thorough article, makes some good points...but too much to post here:


https://seasonedgaming.com/2019/05/24/article-the-state-of-xbox/

The end of the article:

Looking Ahead
Since the Xbox brand’s inception, there have always been questions as to why Microsoft didn’t invest more heavily into it. That discussion will have to wait for another time, but over the past two years or so, it’s become very clear that the question no longer needs to be asked. From the promotion of Spencer and extensive hiring, to the investment we’ve seen across all areas of the brand, Microsoft seems to have finally realized the potential of the gaming market. It has been, and will likely continue to be, a sight to behold.

I’ve been studying the video game industry for over 30 years now, and I believe this is the most interesting time in its history (likely since the crash of 1983 and the introduction of the NES to the United States). We are witnessing the complete transformation of the largest entertainment industry in the world. It is remarkable and it has only just begun. The days of gaming being a niche or locked to a box in front of a TV are long behind us, and some of the largest companies in the world are now racing towards the future state at a record pace. And Xbox, now finally having Microsoft’s full backing, is in the driver’s seat.
Only responding to this qouted part....

Most interesting time? Hardly. Nobody is doing anything interesting or outside the norm.

A complete transformation? Where? The only things that are changing are things that are not good...like live services.
 

karmakid

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It was kinda expected, which I’ll totally double dip if so, to see what it could look like on the x and hopefully snag the collectors edition
 
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i mean that doesnt mean anything, they could easily have a template for the icons, and if a certain console is not getting it, they comment it out
 

spid

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Xbox Games Studios talks about the new culture and what they are trying to do as a first party.

 

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You can play games on your iPhone with your Xbox controller now. It was never supported before.
Aha, like what we can do with windows 10? Cool. IPhone though, lol
 

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Having had an Oculus Quest for nearly a week MS are sitting on a few games that could be given a VR re release.
Not just them but several Kinect games could work really well.

Fable the Journey
Rise of Nightmares
Gunstringer
Haunt
Child of Eden
Fantasia music Evolved
Star Wars
Kinectimals

Plus a lot more that got released on XBLA

Really hope MS support it next gen.
 

karmakid

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An instructor of mine is abroad doing some neat things with Kinect and Azure...


 

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https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/youtube-tvs-new-user-interface-is-now-on-xbox-one/


Good news for Xbox One owners who use YouTube TV. You can now enjoy the newly updated YouTube TV user interface. Back in May YouTube TV started to test an updated user interface with a larger preview screen and more channel suggestions. Google’s YouTube TV team confirmed that this feature is being tested as part of a “phased launch experiment.” A few weeks later the tests stopped and the old preview screen and channel suggestions returned.


- side note, the YouTube app on the x has been working flawlessly (for me) for the past few weeks, no more weird pauses or image loss/noise
 

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Since I have Game Pass now, decided to give Ori and the Blind Forest a try. Outside of the game looking gorgeous I'm just not seeing what the hype is over this game. Controls aren't good and all of the attack colors look the same. I might as well be playing a bullet hell game because I while my attacks are spinning around to hit enemies I can't see their attacks coming at me to dodge. Might give it a try again but otherwise a big meh for me.
 

JinCA

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Since I have Game Pass now, decided to give Ori and the Blind Forest a try. Outside of the game looking gorgeous I'm just not seeing what the hype is over this game. Controls aren't good and all of the attack colors look the same. I might as well be playing a bullet hell game because I while my attacks are spinning around to hit enemies I can't see their attacks coming at me to dodge. Might give it a try again but otherwise a big meh for me.
I loved it after I got into it more but I did feel a little disappointment at first, it seems like it's more difficult than it should be with the way some of the traversal is set up and you take damage too easily but you get used to it.
 

Edge BC

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Since I have Game Pass now, decided to give Ori and the Blind Forest a try. Outside of the game looking gorgeous I'm just not seeing what the hype is over this game. Controls aren't good and all of the attack colors look the same. I might as well be playing a bullet hell game because I while my attacks are spinning around to hit enemies I can't see their attacks coming at me to dodge. Might give it a try again but otherwise a big meh for me.
Try to stick with it until after you beat the flood in the Ginso tree. That was when it started to shine for me and I "got" the Ori bug.
 

Viktor

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Try to stick with it until after you beat the flood in the Ginso tree. That was when it started to shine for me and I "got" the Ori bug.
I don't think I'm to the Ginso tree yet but probably close. Tried it again last night after a day off and I just don't think it's for me. Ended up switching to The Messenger, which is pretty much an OG Ninja Gaiden clone and loving that. It's on Game Pass but seems to be PC only? Odd considering it's on PS4 and Switch I think.
 

karmakid

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Is Xbox live down for anyone else?


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Guess it is


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Woot it’s working...


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...for now
 
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