Holy Mother Of God

I think... I think I just figured out Microsoft's secret Master Plan with the Xbox One. Think about it. Think about the name... Xbox ONE. As the slogan goes "It's the Xbox One because it's everything Home Entertainment in /one/ system." Granted, it just k
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  • OCJack
    Shwiggity shwag what's in da quantum electrodynamic bag?
    24 years old male from The Void, Damned To, Hell
    I think... I think I just figured out Microsoft's secret Master Plan with the Xbox One. Think about it. Think about the name... Xbox ONE. As the slogan goes "It's the Xbox One because it's everything Home Entertainment in /one/ system." Granted, it just kinda follows the naming scheme they've followed thus far. Xbox 360 was kinda the same, cause 360 basically means "to revolve to the point where you end up right back where you started". But what if, it runs much deeper than that. The name and slogan of any product captures it's essential goal, and yet to say you want to make it the ONLY system anyone has in their home is EXACTLY what Microsoft bluntly says their goal is. That's so unbelievably, arrogant... right? Or is it.

    People have suggested that either Xbox will get phased out in favor of Microsoft focusing exclusively on PC. But if that was the case, why not just do that already? If that was already in the cards, you'd think they would just do it and get it over with to battle and recover from any potential backlash they will probably recieve, as soon as possible. But instead, they've chosen to cling to the brand and the system and simply made it more like a PC. Which is why people lean more towards the idea that from now on, they will simply come out with new Xbox One models.

    That unto itself is revolutionary enough to cover a deeper meaning of what they mean by the label and to closer match their stated goals(X1 will then always update with new hardware and software to make it include EVERYTHING, for as cheap a price tag as possible.) That unto itself would wear down the consumers from other consoles' fanbases over time. But let's not stop there. Let's take this a step further, to something that I'm pretty certain would literally ANNIHILATE ALL COMPETITION. Rendering the Xbox console, the Alpha. The One, and Only. Truly.

    What am I talking about? Well, what if in the process of this upgrading the X1 console periodically. Microsoft made it so all newer models... were completely free for previous model consumers? All they would have to do, is have people trade in their older model for a new upgraded one. Do you realize how unfathomably powerful this is? Neither Sony nor Nintendo could change their set up, to achieve the same. Definitely not anywhere near fast enough before Microsoft would rape them up the ass on the market. Endless hordes of people would instantly switch over, like ravenous packs of wolves. Almost everyone who has a Bi-Console set-up would switch over to Microsoft exclusively. Because unless you're a snob with money to waste(a vast minority of people), why buy Playstation or Nintendo when you get next-gen... completely for free?

    How can they afford this? Well first off think about the fact that they can already afford to give loads of people cheap warranties. Just like how they could afford to dish out endless copies of the X360 when it was flooded with the Red Ring of death. Next, factor in their very unprecedented move to make all Xbox games... playable on PC. They are moving to port ALL titles to PC, and have developed very particular hardware that makes porting vastly easier and better than ever before. This as many have noted, will expand their GAME sales drastically compared to the sales of the console itself. Essentially, they have already taken a major step towards making all their profit come from the games itself.

    So, the reason they could afford this. Is because while everyone switches over to their system, that means THEY GET /ALL/ THE GAME PROFITS. /ALL OF THEM/. The price it costs to make the system itself /free/ will become increasingly insignificant compared to the profits they make in the gaming industry overall. This would in one foul swoop, wipe out all competition. Since Microsoft has the only REAL operating system and stake in the PC industry, that could be used to pull this kind of stunt off. Sony and Nintendo would be FFFFtreetrunkED. It seems Microsoft is finally using the fact that they've essentially been the equivalent of a world super power sitting on nukes, competing with insignificant ants and only losing because it doesn't use the rest of it's power to win the war. They seem to be ready, to use their REAL power.

    Sony as a whole doesn't even remotely compete with Microsoft as a whole. Same for Nintendo as a whole VS Microsoft. The only reason anyone talks about them being on the same level, is because they are talking about the Gaming industry where up until now... Microsoft has kept the Xbox brand compartmentalized from the rest of it's assests. A compartmentalization that is objectively speaking, being torn down bit by bit.
  • OCJack
    Shwiggity shwag what's in da quantum electrodynamic bag?
    24 years old male from The Void, Damned To, Hell
    Posted by sierra_
    also

    you underestimate snobs with money
    No, I don't. The vast majority of people will just revel in the fact that they get free Next-Gen ENDLESSLY. At the very least, even if as many people AS POSSIBLE kept buying multiple consoles. All PS4 and Nintendo fanbase would inevitably invest in Xbox One also. Including EVERYONE that previously were EXCLUSIVE to those fanbases. There's no way they would be that retarded to not do so.

    Slowly over time, some would switch over to X1 exclusively. More than there would already be that would do so right from the start. So in that sense, Microsoft already would be vastly dominant over the other companies because they are making whatever they already were before... plus they are now making the profits Playstation and Nintendo usually do COMBINED ON TOP of that. There'd be no comparing just from that fact alone.

    Over time, Microsoft would leech all profits away from it's competitors. So if you think it's difficult for them to pull the same move NOW, it actually becomes increasingly IMPOSSIBLE with time. Not even Nintendo would be able to survive with it's sheer exclusivism. They would be forced to sell out/join Microsoft specifically. Probably outright getting exclusive rights and profits to their games, but having to release them on Xbox instead of any Nintendo made console. Same thing might happen for Playstation.

    In other words the only alternative is if Microsoft is smart enough to play Merger. Allowing the 2 other brands to live on in a sense, in a universal console system where all 3 develop games for. It could go either way, but that sounds way more drastic than simply killing the other 2 brands off actually.
  • FishyDude
    Pisces sun, Scorpio moon, Cap rising
    38 years old male
    Posted by sierra_
    so they can release xbox 2

    but srsly i can't wait for red dead redemption 2


    I want that to come out on the Switch, but I don't think that's going to happen.
  • OCJack
    Shwiggity shwag what's in da quantum electrodynamic bag?
    24 years old male from The Void, Damned To, Hell
    Posted by FishyDude
    Posted by sierra_
    so they can release xbox 2

    but srsly i can't wait for red dead redemption 2


    I want that to come out on the Switch, but I don't think that's going to happen.
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    Honestly they could include a lot more titles if they made certain games exclusive to the handheld mode. Simply cause the lowered resolution, and being able to tweak draw settings and such cause less is visible anyways. I mean they DID get /skyrim/ working, so anything from that era would be doable. More would be doable if they made special graphics for the Switch version of any game. Honestly that's what they should've done since Nintendo is already a highly Cartoonized brand. That's why it can run on the specs it does and still look next gen in a sense. Because they aren't putting emphasis on realistic textures and models. So if they made custom graphics specifically for the console, making some games more Cartoonized in style , they'd be able to pull off a lot more.
  • FishyDude
    Pisces sun, Scorpio moon, Cap rising
    38 years old male
    Posted by OCJack
    Posted by FishyDude
    Posted by sierra_
    so they can release xbox 2

    but srsly i can't wait for red dead redemption 2


    I want that to come out on the Switch, but I don't think that's going to happen.
    Honestly they could include a lot more titles if they made certain games exclusive to the handheld mode. Simply cause the lowered resolution, and being able to tweak draw settings and such cause less is visible anyways. I mean they DID get /skyrim/ working, so anything from that era would be doable. More would be doable if they made special graphics for the Switch version of any game. Honestly that's what they should've done since Nintendo is already a highly Cartoonized brand. That's why it can run on the specs it does and still look next gen in a sense. Because they aren't putting emphasis on realistic textures and models. So if they made custom graphics specifically for the console, making some games more Cartoonized in style , they'd be able to pull off a lot more.
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    I think Zelda: Breath of the Wild set the bar for future Switch games, and it was rated as game of the year 2017. The graphics aren't too realistic, but they're still very good. I still need to finish Zelda.

  • AneemA04
    female
    Gosh you write a long ass post. Tldr.

    Anyways have you considered to contribute as a content writer in one of webs and perhaps you can make money out of it since you seem to enjoy article length posts
  • DeadInside
    they'll bend the knee
    tl dr version ?
  • OCJack
    Shwiggity shwag what's in da quantum electrodynamic bag?
    24 years old male from The Void, Damned To, Hell
    Posted by Librasetting
    I will never play Xbox again pay to play is retarded period. I don't even pay for PlayStation plus anymore and thinking of just playing my ps3 again for free online play.
    First off why in the treetrunk are you obsessed with online play anyways? I always see these cig boy gamers that think gaming is playing COD or really any online multiplayer games, rather exclusively. Paying to play /online/ is not pay to play. The vast majority of games are single player and local multiplayer, which is where all the best games are and where you should be spending 90% of your game time if you know what's GOOD.

    The only game where I care about online play is the Starwars Battlefront 2 remake, and speaking of which. Are you batbutter insane? You're cookiemonstering about paying 10 bucks a month? Most people waste way more than that on a phone bill they don't actually even need. See people willing to pay $ 40- $ 60 when you can call and text for free with an app, because a phone is like more important than literally anything else to them. They constantly call and text their "friends", to talk about stupid boring butter. Who wastes their time like that? Morons.

    In fact paying another $ 10 for the game pass, for a total of $ 20 a month. Gives you full and free range access to a whole slew of games from all generations of Xbox. When normally if you bought all those games individually to own, you'd be paying vastly more.

    Granted, the service itself isn't really a service. It's not like they are supplying you bandwidth or anything. So you're really just paying for permission to use the device in a way that would cost MS literally nothing to make completely free. However, maybe that's where you're being an entitled little pampered bleep. Because even though the service doesn't have a direct cost to it that necessitates a charge to use it, like it is with a phone bill. They obviously do it to help boost their profits, which is necessary when you know they struggle to make the profits they need to keep this butter goin in the first place. Specially after the X360 Red Ring Of Death.

    When you really think about it, it's BECAUSE of Xbox Live that you can even have an awesome next gen console like this. Hell, Playstation has less of an excuse. Sony specifically chose an insanely expensive route for making backwards compatability a thing. Simply to avoid work and to drive up their profits a completely unnecessary and ridiculous amount. You think Pay to Play is bad? Playstation Now is LITERALLY that.

    Anyways, if my theory in the OP is correct. I'm pretty sure they have the most ingenous plan to do a bait-and-switch. First they manage to motivate Playstation to switch to Pay To Play Online. Next despite Microsoft having had an pay to play online model since the 360, they would almost definitely switch to free online play if they manage to pull off what I've said. All their profits would be coming from new games, they would have a fanbase that is triple it's original size. Etc. So essentially Microsoft and Playstation will have switched places.
  • OCJack
    Shwiggity shwag what's in da quantum electrodynamic bag?
    24 years old male from The Void, Damned To, Hell
    @AneemA04
    @TheTinMan
    @DeadInside

    Why are you guys on a forum if reading bothers you? You're going to read WAAAAAY more than that in a single day, it's just that your total reading amount is split up into many different posts. A bunch of posts raving on about random, mindless, stupid ass butter.

    Whereas my post is well written and well thought out, intelligent, insightful. So my guess is, basically everyone I just tagged and anyone else who didn't read it because it was "too long" but didn't bother to say anything. Aren't intelligent people.

    Rule #1 of a Terramine thread: Don't respond if you're a donkey.
  • OCJack
    Shwiggity shwag what's in da quantum electrodynamic bag?
    24 years old male from The Void, Damned To, Hell
    Posted by TheTinMan
    *insert beavis and butthead image here*
    Ok correction, you're an exception because it's obvious you aren't even on DXP as a whole to read. You're just here to dick around lol
  • DeadInside
    they'll bend the knee
    Posted by OCJack
    @AneemA04
    @TheTinMan
    @DeadInside

    Why are you guys on a forum if reading bothers you? You're going to read WAAAAAY more than that in a single day, it's just that your total reading amount is split up into many different posts. A bunch of posts raving on about random, mindless, stupid ass butter.

    Whereas my post is well written and well thought out, intelligent, insightful. So my guess is, basically everyone I just tagged and anyone else who didn't read it because it was "too long" but didn't bother to say anything. Aren't intelligent people.

    Rule #1 of a Terramine thread: Don't respond if you're a donkey.


    you are so a no futur, thats the only way to prove yourself that you worth something is dxp
  • AneemA04
    female
    Posted by OCJack
    @AneemA04
    @TheTinMan
    @DeadInside

    Why are you guys on a forum if reading bothers you? You're going to read WAAAAAY more than that in a single day, it's just that your total reading amount is split up into many different posts. A bunch of posts raving on about random, mindless, stupid ass butter.

    Whereas my post is well written and well thought out, intelligent, insightful. So my guess is, basically everyone I just tagged and anyone else who didn't read it because it was "too long" but didn't bother to say anything. Aren't intelligent people.

    Rule #1 of a Terramine thread: Don't respond if you're a donkey.


    How could I be a donkey when I can give you a brilliant advice of taking up content writing?

    Plus, your topic is mundane.
  • OCJack
    Shwiggity shwag what's in da quantum electrodynamic bag?
    24 years old male from The Void, Damned To, Hell
    Posted by AneemA04
    How could I be a donkey when I can give you a brilliant advice of taking up content writing?

    Plus, your topic is mundane.
    Not if you've seen next gen games and what they are capable of, shrug.
  • hydorah
    - Top Intellect
    46 years old male
    this topic just
    blew my mind
    and sent me
    straight to
    the kingdom of
    tanasinn







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  • OCJack
    Shwiggity shwag what's in da quantum electrodynamic bag?
    24 years old male from The Void, Damned To, Hell
    Posted by ItsMeRoman
    To think....you put this much thought and research into something that’s a hobby at best and a distraction from your everyday life.

    If you put this effort into something that brought you something of worth so you can enjoy your free time....like the stock market, think of what you could achieve.
    Money is the most worthless thing to me. It corrupts. Even if it doesn't corrupt the beholder, it will corrupt those around them. People will be envious and greedy.
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