(2014-04-19 05:46)tential Wrote: What about XBMC will make the average original Xbox user interested?
Especially when back then, the average XBOX user wasn't going to do the work necessary to get XBMC to make it work, didn't own more than a 250GB for local storage, etc.
Let's just keep it real - the reason why people modded the original Xbox or got it modded (emphasis on this part - paying someone $50-$100 or getting it done for free if possible was a worthwhile investment) was for piracy. Yes you could mod an Xbox just to play videos...but if you were modding your Xbox to play videos, those videos were probably downloaded illegally. If you were modding your Xbox to play "backup" games, those games were probably downloaded or copied illegally. THAT is what about XBMC made the original modded Xbox owner interested. It was an easy way to play pirated content on an inexpensive device with a very easy, convenient setup. Back then, there was nothing else at all that compared to Xbox Media Center.
Also, I never said that the average Xbox owner was interested in modding or even in XBMC. Relatively speaking, the proportion of Xbox owners that had modded consoles and used XBMC compared to those who didn't was very small. I said that the average Xbox One
owner wouldn't be interested in it because they would likely already have a cheaper alternative, or not have a proper use for XBMC.
Many people upgraded the storage on their Xbox consoles to accommodate the fact that they could basically load it up with almost anything (Xbox games, emulated console games/ROMS, movies, music, etc.). If you're talking about storage, the Xbox One's storage can't even be upgraded! That makes it even worse, unless you plan to just use it as a client for streaming.
(2014-04-19 05:46)tential Wrote: Your argument is just completely flawed in that the XBMC STARTED on the Xbox, back when there were TONS more barriers to people using it, VERY few people with large local media storage back in 2003, yet there was still interest.
You don't understand my argument. I'm saying that the percentage of Xbox One owners who would be interested in XBMC is going to be just as small as it was on the original Xbox. The difference this time, is that it made a lot more sense to use an Xbox console as a media center device because it was the perfect candidate and there were far fewer options that performed as well back then. In today's market, I'd say the Xbox One would be a secondary XBMC machine just because most people who want the functionality of XBMC would have already found an option that's cheaper and possibly more capable than the Xbox One.
Think about it: what other device was available at the same time as the original Xbox (2001-2005ish) that was:
- Readily available
- Capable of playing almost every media format
- Remote control friendly
- Plug and play setup
I can't think of any myself. But today, when the Xbox One is available, I can list several devices that can do many of the things the original Xbox was used to do:
- Intel NUC
- Gigabyte Brix
- Custom HTPC
- Amazon Fire Player
- Apple TV
- WDTV Live Player
- Android devices
- Damn near every other random brand of internet media player available
Many of those options are quite viable, cheap, and easy enough to setup that it wouldn't make sense for someone to invest in the Xbox One as an XBMC device, the same way it made sense back when the original Xbox was out. They're all also a lot cheaper than the Xbox One, which is another important point.
(2014-04-19 05:46)tential Wrote: It's not even a debatable point.
Then why are we still debating it? Why am I still able to come up with logical responses, while you keep misconstruing and misunderstanding what I am saying?
(2014-04-19 05:46)tential Wrote: If XBMC comes to Xbox One, there will be users, even more users than there were on the original xbox due to the fact that people have become more knowledgable about media.
Which people? Certainly not the average gamer. Regardless, those that are "knowledgeable about media" probably aren't trying to use the Xbox One as a media device! Like I said, if you have a local media collection, there are many other options out there that would do a better job than the Xbox One. The only people that would truly benefit from XBMC on the Xbox One are the people that have not yet invested in one of those other options.
(2014-04-19 05:46)tential Wrote: There are TONS of reasons why XBMC won't come to the Xbox One. Your argument is the weakest and silliest of them all lol.
What is weak and silly about my argument? All I am saying is that the demand may not be high enough for Team XBMC to invest in making an Xbox One port. I have provided reasons to support my argument (which you have yet to fully disprove), and I think it makes sense. I never said that my argument would be the be-all and end-all of why XBMC won't make it to the Xbox One, I just said that it's one reason among many.