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Xbox One Ad Invites You to the Next Generation

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As the Xbox One's launch date draws closer, Microsoft is ramping up its marketing campaign for the console. The company on Friday released a brand new commercial for the Xbox One that invites viewers to experience the 'new generation.'

The ad features Zachary Quinto as well as soccer player Steve Gerrard and is called 'Xbox One: Invitation." As we saw in Microsoft's Xbox One launch event, Microsoft is really playing up the all-in-one entertainment center aspect of the Xbox One. The commercial shows off the voice commands as well as the Skype integration and the TV and movies from the Xbox dashboard. Check it out for yourself below!

Xbox One Invitation

Announced in May and fully revealed at E3 in June, the Xbox One will cost $499. For that price, customers will get the system, one controller, a chat headset, Kinect, and a free 14-day trial for Xbox Live Gold (for new members only). Additional controllers will have to be purchased separately. Microsoft will also offer a limited-edition commemorative bundle for those who reserve their units ahead of time. This will guarantee you can get the Xbox One on launch day and will feature "premium" black packaging, a limited edition Xbox One Day One, and a commemorative Day One Achievement. There's also bonus content for those who reserve Ryse: Sons of Rome, Forza 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, or Dead Rising 3.

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    Coperyte , October 27, 2013 8:08 AM
    Ummmmm, the PS4 isn't backward compatible either. The streaming via Gakai doesn't count as u'll still need to buy the games over again. So ur angry at a feature neither console has and that made u wanna switch? Really dumb.
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    sean1357 , October 27, 2013 7:26 AM
    I have Xbox 360 (4GB flash + 250GB Hard drive) with about 50 games. After I heard the new Xbox One doesn't support the old Xbox 360 games. I was so mad and thinking to switch to Play Station for good. Hardware wise between Xbox One and PS4. The PS4 has 25% more powerful than Xbox One, so I think I know where to go from here....
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    velocityg4 , October 27, 2013 7:51 AM
    How does an ad qualify as news? Why not just mention every single ad created by every single tech company in the world?
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    JD88 , October 27, 2013 7:54 AM
    Recycling press releases is becoming the norm around here.

    Agree about the PS4 though. The news about Android support is making it look very appealing.
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    jhansonxi , October 27, 2013 7:55 AM
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    After I heard the new Xbox One doesn't support the old Xbox 360 games.
    That's understandable since the CPUs are incompatible. Supporting the 360's games would require CPU emulation which would be very slow. You can always keep the old console also. That said, the PS4 does seem to be a better deal depending on how much value a buyer puts into the platform-exclusive games.

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    JD88 , October 27, 2013 7:55 AM
    Recycling press releases is becoming the norm around here.

    Agree about the PS4 though. The news about Android support is making it look very appealing.
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    Coperyte , October 27, 2013 8:08 AM
    Ummmmm, the PS4 isn't backward compatible either. The streaming via Gakai doesn't count as u'll still need to buy the games over again. So ur angry at a feature neither console has and that made u wanna switch? Really dumb.
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    BringMeAnother , October 27, 2013 8:38 AM
    What's with all the complaint? It's not like there are that many news on a Sunday. Besides, I don't follow company specific press releases, so if there is something moderately interesting, like this video, I see no harm in posting it.
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    damianrobertjones , October 27, 2013 8:39 AM
    Any chance of an article detailing the release of the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2? Heck a review would be even better. Is this site Dead?
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    clonazepam , October 27, 2013 8:52 AM
    Who cares which one is more powerful? The majority of games will be released for all consoles and be tuned for the least powerful console of each generation. Every generation has the same ridiculous argument about which is more powerful, and every generation sees the same results. The developers like to deliver a consistent product when its available on multiple systems. Hell, most of em even deliver the same crap textures for the PC version, and you are lucky to see an optional patch that includes higher resolution ones.

    An exclusive title's graphics can be impressive as far as consoles go, but then there's nothing to compare it to. Games like the Halo series, or a title like "The Last of Us" still use crappy, muddy textures for the majority of things but then use really detailed character models that you spend most of the time looking at, thinking wow the whole game has amazing graphics. No it doesn't. Most of the screen looks like crap and its only what has your focus actually looks half decent.
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    eodeo , October 27, 2013 8:59 AM
    Thank you for this article!
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    lostgamer_03 , October 27, 2013 9:24 AM
    This is actually quite a good commercial, one of the best I've ever seen. Still I will not get into the console industry, ever. I will rely on my good old desktop! :) 
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    jimmysmitty , October 27, 2013 9:25 AM
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    I have Xbox 360 (4GB flash + 250GB Hard drive) with about 50 games. After I heard the new Xbox One doesn't support the old Xbox 360 games. I was so mad and thinking to switch to Play Station for good. Hardware wise between Xbox One and PS4. The PS4 has 25% more powerful than Xbox One, so I think I know where to go from here....


    So you were expecting that a console, based on IBM proprietary hardware, that's older would have the games move forward with it?

    And you don't think Sony didn't do the same thing?

    Because guess what, the PS4 wont work with any PS3 games either. Both have IBM PowerPC based CPUs and are moving to x86 CPUs.

    As for the 25% better power, that means nothing. The 360 had a better GPU than the PS3 but the PS3 had a much more powerful CPU. Its all about if they know how to utilize that power. And with more performance come more power usage and more heat and more potential problems.

    The best way to gauge which console will be better is to wait a few months and see which has less issues and which has the better games.

    Or just stick with a PC which can still play games from the early 90s.
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    NightLight , October 27, 2013 9:29 AM
    the voice and gesture commands win me over... when i'm not gaming, i watch entertainment, and this 'll do nicely!
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    makaveli316 , October 27, 2013 11:12 AM
    It doesn't matter that the PS4 has a little better hardware. The thing that matters is that it will cost 100 bucks less than the Xbox One.
    I won't mention how big Microsoft screwed up when they showed the Xbox One for the first time.
    Anyway, i preordered the PS4 without thinking twice. Actually i can't believe there's people supporting those idiots from Microsoft and trying to justify the price and everything.
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    back_by_demand , October 27, 2013 11:31 AM
    Sean1357, so out of spite you will switch to PS4 and still not play your old XB360 games, only difference now is if they even figure a way to port disks from the 360 to the One it will be too late.
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    SteelCity1981 , October 27, 2013 11:58 AM
    oh come on the xbox 360 was compatible with an emulator patch with the xbox games and both cpu's were incompatible with one another seeing as xbox used non x86 cpu and the xbox 360 had a intel Celeron x86 cpu.
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    nevilence , October 27, 2013 2:54 PM
    The ad was dumb, I am not looking to hate on MS here, but yer, the ad was lame
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    sirskeetsalot2013 , October 27, 2013 3:33 PM
    @ Makaveli316

    The prices aren't the far off if you have kids interested in the motion gaming, the PS4 eye will cost $59.99 (so that brings the total to just $34 difference after taxes. And needs to have Controllers in order to pick up the "light bar" on the dual shock controllers for multiple people to play, so do the math by adding on $59.99 for how many controllers you want as-well.

    I'd rather have to deal with a Kinect personally for my children, as to it can support up to 6 people at any time without an extra cost of controllers.
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    lpedraja2002 , October 27, 2013 4:41 PM
    People be wary on falling for the hype of either console at launch. Remember the Red Ring Of Death for the Xbox 360? or how about the Yellow Light of Death for the PS3? The quality of products for both these companies shouldn't be trusted, so you're really gambling with your money if you decide to buy a console at launch date. I suggest waiting for later revisions, so they don't screw you in the ass.
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    sirskeetsalot2013 , October 27, 2013 5:16 PM
    I know many people that have launch xbox 360s, and ps3 fats that never RROD, or YLOD. Lots of times it happened from idiots having the consoles inside a closed entertainment system. Or in houses that didn't have the AC on when its 90 degrees outside. My rigs same with the PC are in a cold basement even when the air is off, Basements for the win, Also I keep my room clean, and dust, animal hair free. And have my consoles on glass open Whalen audio towers that can breath on all sides.

    My gamble is safe. I also don't game for 10000 hours a day, I play a few hours at best if I'm lucky every few days. I's part of being busy with a job, and a family. ;) 
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