I don't have a problem with Microsoft boasting about the entertainment features because, if you think about it, consoles have been multi-purpose at least since the Sega Saturn debuted. (You'll recall it could play music CDs.) I do, however, have a problem with Microsoft not showing a single live demo, which Sony did (even though they technically cheated on the Watch Dogs demo by running it on a PC). I know E3 is around the corner, buy why waste our time?
One thing I like that Microsoft did is mentioned they were bundling the Kinect with the system, making it a standard device. I think it is foolish to release a new console these days without having speech recognition as a base feature. When Sony didn't say anything about this in the presentation, I thought they missed an opportunity. It think it's a practical feature.
Now, this is probably going to sound like a dumb question, but I'm going to ask it anyway because it's been bugging me:
If the Xbox One has a x86-based CPU, shouldn't it be possible to provide to provide backwards compatibility with the games from the original Xbox?
Disregard the part about BC. I was given some bad information.
Of all the rumored names, I thought 'Infinity' was the strongest, frankly, and caries the same connotation as "One", more or less in this (non-mathematical) context.
The name is lackluster, the industrial design is lackluster, hardware is good, but the platform will succeed on the back of its software stack and services.
My take on "One" is that they mean "one system to do it all." I'm going to disagree with you on "Infinity," because I think if you release a system with that name, it suggests there's nothing else you can release that will top it. I was hoping on "Gamma" myself, since it's the 3rd system and it sounds cool.