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Microsoft wants to show that it's still all about the gaming

As the launch date nears for both Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4, the two seem to be engaging in an ad war.

Microsoft just released its global ad for the Xbox One, simply titled "Invitation." The ad focuses heavily on pure gaming while only throwing in a few seconds of voice commands, Skype and movies. This is likely because it's a global ad, and not everyone will be able to take advantage of certain features like the TV/movies content. 

Take a look at the Xbox One ad here:

Microsoft is also likely pushing this sort of ad to get back to its gaming roots. Sony recently released an ad for the PS4 that focused on the nostalgia of the brand, showing the evolution of two friends and their love for PlayStation over the years. By injecting clips from "Titanfall" and "FIFA 14" into the Xbox One ad, Microsoft is showing that it's still all about the gaming as well. 

Check out Sony's PS4 ad here:

Microsoft announced that the gaming console will be available in 13 markets as of November 22, 2013. It will make its way to other markets in 2014. 

Source: YouTube

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Worth it?
By Lazarus52980 on 10/25/2013 3:00:24 PM , Rating: 2
Is it even worth advertising right now? I don't think you could find a store selling a "day one" version of this if you tried...

RE: Worth it?
By shmmy on 10/25/2013 6:03:37 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, hype creates demand. The fact that its sold out creates more demand since people think its special since its sold out.

Last week at work I pre ordered a day one xbox one on Just check every few days, but they do sell out fast. Plus they are all over ebay anyway. (500-1500$)

PC gamer's can sit on their high horse all they want about how its better but I am not dropping 1k on a new PC build at this point in my life. (full time student looking to move to Tokyo soon) 500$ I get a nice console and I can bring it to a friends get wasted and play some kinect games. win win.

Obviously on a PC website people are gonna be bias... But the fact remains.
Console are a more social, laid back fun time. PC is a lean forward more intense single player experience.

RE: Worth it?
By stm1185 on 10/25/2013 6:17:10 PM , Rating: 1
LOL. PC is where Multiplayer was created. Before PC multiplayer was a couple dudes on a couch. Then PC's turned it into 16 players networked in a game of CS, to 64 players in a game of BF 1942, to 12 million players on WoW, to 50 million players on LOL.

If anything is known for being a more single player experience, it's consoles. So much so that when MS went to make their console always online, always social, the console player base through a hissy fit.

RE: Worth it?
By MindParadox on 10/26/2013 3:07:07 PM , Rating: 2
PC is where Multiplayer was created. Before PC multiplayer was a couple dudes on a couch. Then PC's turned it into 16 players networked in a game of CS, to 64 players in a game of BF 1942, to 12 million players on WoW, to 50 million players on LOL.

Umm, Pong console, two players, the earliest console there was was the Magnavox Odyssey, and was built for two players. That was back in the early 70's

Most games on PC had either a "One person plays, then they trade off on the single controller" type playstyle, or single player only until the mid to late 80's

Honestly, I consider the whole "This platform is better" arguments to be completely pointless at best, since honestly, gaming was INVENTED on consoles(Arcade machines are consoles, as are pinball machines) then migrated to PC(back in the days before the mouse became a standard accessory, most PC's had joystick ports and came with them standard) and has basically been sitting dead in the middle of the road as to which is better, due to variations on gameplay, controller, and graphics(the last I add only for those who actually care only about how "pretty" the game is)

RE: Worth it?
By dxf2891 on 10/28/2013 12:47:22 PM , Rating: 2
Most of this chatter comes from those who can't decide which system to purchase. Mow a few more lawns, throw a few more news papers and get both. Just because you own one or the other, doesn't make yours better that theirs. The multiplayer Halo 3 I played with relatives and friends was priceless, but the Last of Us was just as genuine. I'm getting both.

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