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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47 Responses to “Liveblog: Microsoft Unveils The Xbox 7000”

  1. Liebheart says:

    Xbox: Make me a sandwich.

  2. VS says:

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

  3. Dikachu says:

    Special Edition XBox… AKA, SEXbox

    • Liebheart says:

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

    • The_Helmaroc_King says:

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

  4. Aurora Boreanaz says:

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

    • Merve says:

      You forgot to shout, “XBox! Participate!”

    • Xyvir says:

      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.

    • John Teti says:

      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!

  5. rvb1023 says:

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

  6. CNightwing says:

    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.

  7. OldeFortran77 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

      • Fyodor Douchetoevsky says:

        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. 

  8. Elijah Fly says:

    sports sports sports sports sports sports sports sports sports……

  9. Citric says:

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

  10. Binsbein says:

    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 says:

      Can you point a link where microsoft said that?

    • Fyodor Douchetoevsky says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

       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.

  11. Citric says:

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

  12. Andy Tuttle says:

    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.

  13. Chalkdust says:

     I still have one burning question left unanswered:

    how dirty are the dog’s nails?

  14. TPoppaPuff says:

    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…

    • WixosTrix says:

      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.

  15. cookingwithcranston says:

    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.

    • WixosTrix says:

      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.