The quick change feature was dope, and faster than doing so with the remote (yeah, the remote every one of you have lost in the couch at some point in time). The fantasy football instant update feature was dope... will get more people into it, and those already interested a new platform to keep track. From 15,000 current xbox live servers to 300,000... quite the leap. A 15% faster controller-to-console response time, 40 changes to the controller, to include "in trigger" tiny motors for better rumble, and those thumbsticks...
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The new kinect supports 1080p. Console has 3 built in operating systems, each with a different function, and 8 brand new exclusives that haven't been shown. I didn't touch on everything (I don't think) but there's something important to remember. This is a console announcement, not a game announcement. That's what E3 is for. I want to see what the console
offers... and this reveal (although short) was mainly about the console, and not a console
announcement filled with games to substitute for a lack of console
I don't get the gripes about the console look. It's modern and simplified, and will blend well with the other hardware I currently have placed in my entertainment center. I don't get the gripes regarding no backwards compatibility. I won't buy a new expensive console to play the games I'm tired of playing lol. I want a newer experience. I'm glad to say that I'll be getting both newer offerings at some point, but all this bickering seems pretty silly considering most minds were made up well before either announcement.