“I just wrapped up my live coverage of the Xbox One reveal, an event that was half as long as most thought it would be, and one hour longer than it should have been,” Paul Tassi reports for Forbes. “Meaning, this shouldn’t have been an event in the first place.”
“The Xbox One announcement was an hour long, though really only 45 minutes if you don’t count the 25% of the presentation devoted solely to being a singular ad for the (non-Xbox exclusive) Call of Duty: Ghosts,” Tassi reports. “The presentation veered wildly around from topic to topic, starting strong, but finishing prematurely before nearly any important questions about the system were answered.”
Tassi reports, “The word ‘living room’ was heard a multitude of times as we learned how the Xbox One is more than a game console, it’s a TV tuner and cable box. The strongest portion of the presentation showed how a user can switch between watching TV and gaming instantly through the (thankfully included) Kinect, and even browse channels with listings without a need for the remote. Things went awry from there.”
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