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Yesterday, 09:50 PMThis news just made my day. Can someone do a kickstarter for a paper-form magazine that will print all the combos? Like in the good old days?
21.05.2013 @ 22:55
SystemShock7 said:... or the MS-apologists for the sake of MS-apologizing.. ›››
What an elaborate point there. Let's add some random "Xbox None" and "PS4 here I come" and the current state of the gaming internet is complete. The part of the internet wishing MS quick death from their Windows machines is particularly funny.
the Fixer said:Well, the way I see it, they won't have two big events instead of one now, but just a big one and a small, bland one (the latter being today's, of course). They really could have shown more rather than the usual sports games (that EVERYBODY knew were coming on Xbox One already), the usual Forza and Call of Duty games (that EVERYBODY knew were coming on Xbox One already) and ONE exclusive new IP that had, like, two seconds of gameplay.
That exclusive report linked above ended with a particular sentence. "One thing's for sure: gaming isn't about games anymore".
If you say so, Microsoft, if you say so. ›››
I agree, they might have aimed at having 2 big events but they stumbled with this. And they suck so bad at PR, marketing & communication that they didn't know how to approach the whole thing. I agree with Angry Joe that it was one of the worst product reveals I've seen. But for me it was bad already at the planning stage, execution just followed.
21.05.2013 @ 22:33Why a movie while you can have a game, which is basically like a movie but better?
21.05.2013 @ 22:26Oh, teh internetz, you didn't fail me today with the anti-MS hate for the sake of anti-MS hate.
Yes, they didn't show too many games, mostly because there's E3 in a few weeks and guess what - this way they will have 2 big Xbox events instead of 1, which means more coverage. But yeah, I guess people were expecting them to show all the important titles today, so there's nothing to show at E3, so people then can whine "ZOMG MS failed so hard at E3, they shown the same games they had the the Xbox reveal, OMG that's all they have what a fail of a company, Sony here I come putting money in my PS3's blue ray but nothing happens".
Yes, they concentrated a lot on non-gaming features of the consoles but guess what - they probably got it all figured out much, much better than all of the armchair industry analysts put together. Maybe it's because they are running this business for years now, with Xbox division being one of the most profitable of all. They know what people do on their console better than anyone else. And they also probably blew several millions dollars on scanning the gaming and entertainment market through and through and doing any research possible to find out that maybe, just maybe, people don't use their TV + console combo just to play games.
They now officially confirmed that yes, you will be able to borrow a disc from your mate and play the game. But if you like the game you borrowed and want to own it - guess what, you can just pay some money and own it just like that, without running to a reseller etc. Install it from disc or from the cloud. Sounds pretty convenient if you ask me.
And while I'm at it - generally there's no such thing as re-selling software, so I wonder where's this "I want to resell the games I own and bad MS wants to take my rights away" notion coming from?. You don't own your software. You just own a license to use it on specific terms, described in EULAs.
The thing MS really sucks at is PR & communication and this conference was a shining example of that. They knew that the gaming world will expect clarification on issues related to always-online and second-hand games use and they failed at communicating these issues to the public.
21.05.2013 @ 12:25Definitely will support these guys. Looks good & exotic. Plus I need HR2 and 3 and 4 and....