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Liveblog: Microsoft Unveils The Xbox 7000

Or whatever they decide to call it.

By John Teti • May 21, 2013

Microsoft is unveiling the next Xbox today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific—hopefully to be called the Xbox 7000, because that would be so badass. It has been a while since we liveblogged one of these game events, so let’s do this thing. Join me as we marvel at the marvels and poke fun at the fun. Our liveblog is down below. The video’s up above, courtesy of GameSpot. Be sure to send us your feedback, electronically, using the CoverItLive widget.

UPDATE: The liveblog is over, but you can still relive all those cherished moments below.

 

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  • Liebheart

    Xbox: Make me a sandwich.

  • VS

    Loving this. I’d watch the Academy Awards too if John Teti commented on them!

  • Dikachu

    Special Edition XBox… AKA, SEXbox

    • Liebheart

      The voice commands should be fun:
      Xbox, give me a blow job!

    • The_Helmaroc_King

      If the new Xbox is too expensive, you can always spring for the non-union Mexican equivalent, Xbox Juan.

  • the_bostonian
  • Aurora Boreanaz

    I tried to participate, but none of my comments seemed to get through.

    • http://www.avclub.com/users/merve,96925/ Merve

      You forgot to shout, “XBox! Participate!”

    • https://www.thegamecrafter.com/designers/xyvir-games Xyvir

      Every comment was being actively moderated by John Teti, personally, so either:

      A. You were experiencing some sort of technical difficulties so that your comments weren’t getting through or

      B. John Teti just plain hates your guts.Basically I’m saying it’s safe to assume the quality of your comments was up to par, as usual.

    • http://gameological.com/author/johnteti/ John Teti

      Sorry about that. I was dealing with about 1-2 comments per second at the busiest points of the liveblog, a level of traffic I didn’t expect, so you were not the only person left out. I really apologize for harshing your buzz!

  • rvb1023

    Well that was shit. Will A.V. Club cover the Halo series? Or will that be your guys’ job?

    • http://gameological.com/author/johnteti/ John Teti

      Hmm, good question!

  • CNightwing

    Let’s start gathering together a list of great dogs from videogames!
    My nomination goes to the Mubari hound you get early on in Dragon Age. That thing was fat, but brutal, and if you asked nicely if would lick up all the blood off of your armour. Now that’s loyalty.

    • inamine

      That Dog, from Resident Evil 4.

      • http://tmaiblog.wordpress.com/ Chalkdust

        that dog., from Los Angeles in the 90′s.

        • http://www.avclub.com/users/merve,96925/ Merve

          …and I’m off on a ’90s nostalgia bender. Thanks a lot, @Chalkdust_TMAI:disqus.

    • Citric

      Ameratsu is the best at dog.

      • http://mathmanmustdie.blogspot.com/ Mr. Glitch

        Amaterasu bums me out, as I used to have a husky that looked just like her. Well, minus the red tattoos and the flying, flaming frisbee on his back.

    • George_Liquor

      The dog from Chase The Chuckwagon. 

    • Fluka

      I <3 U Mubari hound.  Belly scratch time!

      Playing New Vegas now, and very much fond of Rex the Cyberdog.  Poor little guy needed a new brain  And I damn well got him one.  Because he is a good dog, oo yes yes he is.

      Also, he is by far the most effective of my companions, mostly because he is damn fast and manages to take down Brotherhood of Steel paladins before I even get my rifle out.  Good dog!  Who's competent?  You are!

    • http://www.facebook.com/andy.tuttle.79 Andy Tuttle

      The dogs from Wolfenstein 3D always annoyed me.

    • rvb1023

       Hewie from Haunting Ground (Demento in Europe). A surprisingly good game.

      Also Hewie is the dog from RE4, given that Haunting Ground reused assets from an unmade version of RE4 and a Clock Tower sequel. That’s why the main character looks so much like Jill Valentine.

    • CNightwing

      Of course, how could we forget the granddaddy of all videogame dogs, Duck Hunt Dog!

    • http://www.gildedgreen.com/ Girard

      Rush, the robo-dog. DUH.

    • zerocrates
  • OldeFortran77

    From a marketing standpoint, “Xbox 360″ doesn’t lend itself to any decent ideas on what to call it’s successor, so they gave up and called it “Xbox One”, … which also doesn’t lend itself to any decent ideas on what to call it’s successor. It’s the Marketing Dept kicking the can down the road.

    • The_Helmaroc_King

      I thought there was a tacit agreement to call it the “Xbox 720″ until further notice. I don’t exactly see “Xbox One” setting the masses’ imagination on fire.

    • War Is the H-Word

      Yeah. Plus, I’ve always called the original xbox, the xbox 1, because just saying xbox makes people think xbox 360.

      • Fyodor Douchetoevsky

        Yeah, that is just such a mind numbingly BAD name for this thing. It might even be worse than “Wii U,” though I doubt there will be the same level of confusion around this. Microsoft ought to be better at marketing than Ninty has been lately. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/elijahfly Elijah Fly

    sports sports sports sports sports sports sports sports sports……

  • Citric

    I missed the live stuff, did they explain why it looks like a Wii having sex with a space heater?

  • Binsbein

    From Wired:

    “There’s one feature of Xbox One from which we can infer quite a few conclusions: You can install any game from the disc to the console’s hard drive, and then play that game whenever you like without having to put the disc in.

    Wired asked Microsoft if installation would be mandatory. “On the new Xbox, all game discs are installed to the HDD to play,” the company responded in an emailed statement. Sounds mandatory to us.

    What follows naturally from this is that each disc would have to be tied to a unique Xbox Live account, else you could take a single disc and pass it between everyone you know and copy the game over and over. Since this is clearly not going to happen, each disc must then only install for a single owner.

    Microsoft did say that if a disc was used with a second account, that owner would be given the option to pay a fee and install the game from the disc, which would then mean that the new account would also own the game and could play it without the disc.”

    You can keep your awful system, Microsoft.

    • Adrian Remus

      Can you point a link where microsoft said that?

    • Fyodor Douchetoevsky

      Yeah, I’m really not looking forward to this next generation of consoles. physical ownership of games was the only thing that consoles had over just gaming on a pc for me, and they just threw that out the window. I like Valve as a company (and i hate capitalism and all that jazz!) so I’m alright with using Steam. But Microsoft and Sony having total control over everything is a huge red flag to me. 

      I’ll probably end up getting a WiiU for the exclusives and then stick to a PC for everything else. gg, videogames.

      • Citric

        Sony usually has some nifty exclusives, so I can see myself getting a PS4…

        …in three years. Right now I’m trying to figure out how to get a Steam box that I can comfortably play from a comfy couch, though I have a backlog anyway so whatever.

    • Professor_Cuntburglar

       Yeah, if they’re basically only letting us rent their games, they should be charging rental prices. If I pay $60 for a game I should be able to do anything I want with it.

  • Citric

    I also can’t appear to find any game announcements, outside of sports titles which would happen anyway. And a dog, I guess.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andy.tuttle.79 Andy Tuttle

    I should have known you guys would do a live blog of the event. Instead I just watched it on my shitty old XBOX 360 and then had to PUSH A BUTTON ON MY FUCKING REMOTE IN ORDER TO SWITCH IT TO LIVE TELEVISION so I could watch stand-up on Comedy Central while I then STOOD UP AND WALKED OVER TO MY COMPUTER SO I COULD USE THE INTERNET in order to see how people were reacting to our glorious new robot overlord, the XBOX One. The future looks revolutionary, so many polygongs.

    • Citric

      I expected them to reveal a game console. Instead they revealed a cable box that can play games, and even revealed TV shows of games. But I play games instead of watching TV, so why do I want this?

      • http://www.facebook.com/andy.tuttle.79 Andy Tuttle

        New kinect?

  • http://tmaiblog.wordpress.com/ Chalkdust

     I still have one burning question left unanswered:

    how dirty are the dog’s nails?

    • http://www.facebook.com/andy.tuttle.79 Andy Tuttle

      I’m just glad that fish will move out of my fucking way while I swim underwater. Finally!

  • TPoppaPuff

    The 500GB HDD is not replaceable by the user. The machine almost certainly uses a laptop drive to save on space and power consumption. High capacity laptop drives (basically anything bigger than 320GB) last about a year and a half under normal use (primarily web browsing and saving about 200 songs, using a total of less than 40GB space among data, OS, programs, etc). It’s why most HDD manufacturers on laptop drives like Western Digital shrunk their warranty period from three years to one year. How long does anybody think the HDDs will last when they’re installing and uninstalling 14-30GB games on a consistent basis?

    So basically, $500 will get you an Xbox One that comes with a $100 a year repair contract tethered to it. Also the 2-6 weeks of a “vacation from playing video games” it takes to send in your machine and get it back. Every year…

    • http://www.twitter.com/wixostrix WixosTrix

      I don’t think hard drive failures are going to be an issue as they likely are using what they’ve found as the most reliable Acer extensive testing. Also, let’s not forget more and more Microsoft Stores are popping up and they have repair services.

  • cookingwithcranston

    More like the $box MIRITE?

    I also like the desperate arrogance suggested in the system’s name: Xbox One: Yeah, we’re still 6months away from launch but we already know it’s going to be no.1.

    • http://www.twitter.com/wixostrix WixosTrix

      Or, you know it could be because it’s ONE device for all your entertainment. It also retains the three acronym identifier: PS4 vs ONE.