Xbox One Infographic/Ad Poster: A Deeper Look

Hey you! Glad you’re here and I’m sorry I don’t update more often. I do have a few ideas for blog posts including one focused on Bungie’s Destiny, Ubisoft’s The Division, and R*’s GTA Online – and why ‘MMOs’ of this type are awesome and entirely welcome. But for now, Microsoft released an “infographic” telling why their Cloud backup is the bizz-nezz. As some of you know I don’t react well to buzz words and flowery speak that publishers and other companies do to sell their products. And things like this, as ignorable as they are, is the sort of fodder that drives console fanboys to cite when defending their favorite toy. While console fanboy wars is the subject of yet another blog we’re just gonna run through this thing and break it down.

…Because I’m bored and so are you.

Employees get to feel special for about a year before this goes public.

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Titanfallen In Love

Yesterday was the first day of E3 2013, and I indeed have much to say. I can’t even choose what to talk about! Perhaps Microsoft actually bringing the pain with decent games? Or maybe Sony taking every bad tidbit from Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal and using it for easy praise? Maybe Ubisoft’s shockingly boring CGI trailer filled conference? How about EA’s badass showoff of Battlefield 4 multiplayer? I’m sure one of those will get a blog onto itself eventually, but for now… I gotta say, kids….

Just watch this damn trailer. I love Titanfall.
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Xbox One: The First AAA Console

In the last few gaming generations a special designation for high budget, tentpole games rose in the industry. They are called AAA Games. In my day they were merely called ‘Killer Apps’, or system sellers that were often exclusive and bleeding production quality. Now they’re multiplatform, marketed during Super Bowls and Playoffs, and more than likely have Steve Blum in there somewhere. They are also shallow, built by committee, aims to satisfy everyone while appealing to no one demographic anyway. They are cookie cutter, expensive, and do little more than sell some gaming engine’s brand. They also sale like pancakes regardless of homogenized quality. Microsoft, ever the innovator, took these ingredients and decided to make a console. The first AAA console is then appropriately called, the Xbox One. Let’s begin.

Finally, a console for people with no exclusive interests in anything.

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