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Microsoft not attending Gamescom and TGS 2012

Microsoft cancelled Gamescom and TGS 2012. The publisher says, that MS will show it's games at some small events later this year. There are some first quotes from the expo's management too. (Industry, Microsoft, Xbox 360)

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Yi-Long  +   1333d ago | Well said
Not surprising...
... judging from the response to their E3 conference, many are rightfully upset about a lack of games coming from them.

Why would you go to gameshows if you are just going to show apps, timed-exclusive DLC, and Kinect shovelware!?

I love my 360, but I was deeply disappointed by what MS showed at E3.
Double_Oh_Snap  +   1333d ago
Absolutely correct, MS failed E3 I was expecting so much. Halo 4 looked great though.

To be expected kind of with the Next Gen fast approaching.
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lociefer  +   1333d ago | Funny
maybe usher was already booked
blofeld  +   1333d ago
Again, why would you be expecting so much at an E3 when we are 7 years into this console generation and with new consoles being announced next year?
King_many_layers  +   1333d ago | Well said

we expect more from them BECAUSE it's 7 years in. the Hardware has been mastered and as a result the games should be coming along nicely.

the problem was that Microsoft have gone on to abandon the 'Core' Gamers that they set out to pitch the device towards. Moving on to where they feel the money is more likely to be made, rather than tending to those whom they first attracted.

Also E3 is a platform for Games to be shown and advertised before their release, but Microsoft showed only Games that had been announced from already established franchises and, in my opinion, wasted money continuously throughout this generation by buying a right to have timed Downloadable content over putting it towards the creation of new studios or games and such.

E3 for them was about the mass public and not about the people who actually care about the evemt.
gaffyh  +   1333d ago
MS usually don't do a conference at TGS, and since the second year, they haven't done one at GamesCom either. They usually still have a booth at both events though. Although, the fact that they aren't doing an event means that they have nothing to announce usually.
Arnon  +   1332d ago
I'm gonna say it's more believable that they're holding off from the conferences in preperation for something new, rather than having nothing to show.
Peppino7  +   1332d ago
Wow that's big. It's probably because they don't have much to show off since their E3 was lacking.
EVILDEAD360  +   1332d ago
Microsoft doesnt need either conference in 2012..
Like Ive said before..

They hit it out of the park at E3. They have arguably the strongest overall Fall/Holiday line-up.

Halo 4 is the biggest exclusive of the year and Forza horizon may well be the biggest racer of the year.

Kinect is still the biggest motion controller and even Wii-U couldn't unseat its relevancy.

There's zero need to talk about games that are over a year away at TGS and Gamescom and the 720 won't be shown until the next E3.

Again, there is no need for either conference and inviting the jounalists to localized showing of games as the time inches towards the holiday makes perfect sense.

DragonKnight  +   1332d ago | Well said
@Evil: MS knocked it out of the park at E3? What? You have 6 bubbles? This site is messed up.
DK286K   1332d ago | Spam
DragonKnight  +   1332d ago | Well said
Is it me or is DK286K EvilDead360 version 2.0?

The both of you sound like you've been hired by MS for PR. You don't have to search for anything negative to say about MS' E3 console, it was all there plain as day and summed up in 3 words. Usher, Multiplats, and Kinect.

Don't have to search for anything positive to say about Sony's conference because it was equally in plain sight.

If you want to live in a fantasy land where MS offers more exclusive games than Sony, where they aren't focused on Kinect and apps that you have to pay twice for, and where they don't need celebrities to make their console seem great, that's your choice. But the conferences speak for themselves.

The only thing that was bad about Sony's conference was Wonderbook. You don't even have to take my word for it. All across the internet you can clearly see how awful MS' conference was compared to Sony's. But hey, you do have a paycheck to earn from MS so, keep up the good fight.
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Nodoze  +   1332d ago
Don't the 360 gamers tire of the same titles over and over again?

Gears, Halo, Forza, Fable!?!

Trebius   1332d ago | Personal attack | show
andrewsqual   1332d ago | Trolling | show
ThanatosDMC  +   1332d ago
They couldnt hire anyone else to sing?
DK286K   1332d ago | Spam
srcBFMVBMTH  +   1332d ago

You're going to use Metacritic as an argument? Lol. You do know that PS3 exclusives are rated higher than 360 exclusives overall right? They have more games rated 80+ and 90+. But you don't see Sony trying to push out and shove those same titles down our throats year after year. They actually like to make NEW and DIFFERENT games.
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EVILDEAD360  +   1332d ago
@ Dragonknight
The both of you sound like you've been hired by MS for PR. You don't have to search for anything negative to say about MS' E3 console, it was all there plain as day and summed up in 3 words. Usher, Multiplats, and Kinect.

LMAO @ an entire site that gives their opinion on anything console related BUT if you say ANYTHING positive MS related then you are PR?

LOL @ this guy being Sony PR mad because he literally has to defend Sony with all his internet might EVEN when I don't mention Sony ONE time in my comment.

So wait let's break down EVERYTHING Dragon petended was wrong about the MS conference.

Usher..Boy that was sooo horrible that Usher, who has sold over 65 million records worldwide, who did motion capture for the 2nd biggest dane franchise, performs one of the games' songs (which is the current #13 song in the country).

Instead MS should have copied off of Ubisoft (who everyone says won E3) and opened their entire press conference with Flo-rida rapping and some random dancers promoting Just Dance 4.

Or they could have emulated Nintendo and had some random kids singing in promotion of a karoake game.

Yup what in the world was MS thinking.

So then Dragon says 'multiplats were one of the reasons MS conference was bad.

Yeah it was soo of horrible to have Black Ops 2 on the Microsoft stage, which will be the top selling PS3 game hands down.

Instead Micrsoft should have emulated Sony and made a special Assassin's Creed 3 PS3 and promoted the MULIPLAT on the E3 stage or they could have promoted the MULTIPLAT Far Cry 3 on the E3 stage.

Nah, because according to Dragonknight ONLY MS promotes Multiplats. Micrsoft would be stupid to promote it's 19 million selling peripheral. i mean it makes no sense to promote it's two time million plus selling Dance Central franchise or compete with Wii-Fit U by teaming with Nike and promoting their own fitness game.

Nope MS shouldve been like Sony and promoted Move and sat some random adult on the floor and fumble through a painful demo of Wonderbook. Yeah that makes wayyy more sense.

So let's keep score Micrsoft promoted it's biggest exclusives like the other big two

Micrsoft promoted it's Dance game like both Ubisoft (who one the conference) AND Nintendo. Although nobody talks about last year when Sony used to talk up the extremely unsuccessful Eveybody Dance in the PR press.

Micrsoft promoted multi-plats on it's stage like the other big two. Sony easpecially promoting the new Assasin's creed themed PS3.

Micrsoft promoted Kinect, just like Sony promoted Move wit Wonderbook and Nintendo promoted it's motion control features on the Wii-U.

So basically since Dragon Knight hypocritically contended that MS had a 'negative' conference for using the exact same tactics on it's stage that EVERYONE else employed at E3.

But, that's par for the course on are ONLY allowed praise Sony and Bash Micrsoft in response to a Micrsoft related article.

Classic..too easy

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Hellsvacancy  +   1333d ago
So, if theres no MS at either of these conventions does that mean its safe to say Final Fantasy versus will stay with the PS3?

Ive been expecting a multiplat announcement for FFV for ages now, hopefully as MS isnt gonna be there it wont happen
Double_Oh_Snap  +   1333d ago
Let us pray for Final Fantasy versus 13.
kratos123  +   1333d ago
My thoughts exactly now I can enjoy the show without fearing for Mp release , now se show the Damn game or else it is trully vaporware
dubt72  +   1332d ago
The only reason I want this game released on 360 is to see the tears well up in the Sonyers eyes'. "How could you Squeenix??? now, I'm gonna cut myself!" hahaha
Patriots_Pride  +   1332d ago
FFV at TGS....HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH...can belive people still think that this game is going to come out this gen......muahahahhahahahaa.

Thanks for the lol's hells : )
DigitalRaptor  +   1332d ago
@ Patriots_Pride

I'm bookmarking this comment and then we'll see who gets to have the last laugh! :p
milohighclub  +   1332d ago
Do you think they may release it on the new engine like they are with 14?? Maybe that's what's taking so long.
BrutallyBlunt  +   1333d ago

lol, bubbles up.

Why would Microsoft attend TGS when they know they failed in that region? Might have been a good place to show Steel Battalion and keep trying over there but it's clear Japan has made up their minds about the system long ago. It's a bit of a surprise they aren't attending Gamescon but to me this shows Microsoft's strong support mainly in the U.S.A. and another reason why they are not as competitive in other regions.
supremacy  +   1332d ago
but this is coming after the fact they claimed the 360 being the best-selling console worldwide. I find it funny and absurd they would be making such bold claims when they are clearly failing in some regions.

Also this news isnt that surprising since there is currently a ban on the 360 sale in germany conversation taking place. So this could be their way of responding, better yet saving time and money.

And why no tgs? well you figure since the has little to nothing the japanese audience want in terms of software, why bother?

Heck even the ps2 tends to sell better than than the 360 out there on a regular basis. But...MS will tell you they have the best selling gaming console in the WORLD.

However a small event somewhere might be more suitable for whatever they have left to show the masses.

I wont lie, they will be missed at these conferences for sure.
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BrutallyBlunt  +   1330d ago
Why is it absurd if it's true? You don't need to be #1 in Japan to succeed. It's obvious the people there don't need nor wanted an XBOX or a XBOX360. They are set in their ways and that's fine. What Microsoft has done however is still get Japanese developer support which is actually more noteworthy since a lot of Japanese developed games sell well outside of Japan.

But i do agree that Microsoft should still keep trying there and not ignore that region.
MWH  +   1333d ago
this E3 had "Fail" written all over it compared to past events, and that including Sony AND Nintendo.
DOMination-  +   1333d ago
Jesus, almost every single person posting here is so immature.

In regards to this article, I believe MS have abandoned attendance to most of these events - including stuff like the consumer electronics show - which I do find strange and would like to know the reason why, I'm sure it's more complicated than 'they don't have anything to show'.

In regards to gamescon directly, I believe Nintendo also haven't bothered with this for a few years. It does mean, however, that Sony have a good basis to announce some interesting things and it makes sense considering they have some big studios/partners from Europe (more so than MS and Nintendo anyway).
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FlashXIII  +   1332d ago
Hardly surprising Microsoft doesn't want to go to GAMEScon or Tokyo GAME show... the only non kinect game exclusive they actually can show ingame footage of is Halo lol.. maybe a xbla title or two but lets be honest, if they focused purely on games, they'd be laughed out the building at a place for gamers.
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Septic  +   1332d ago
Ugh...I know I shouldn't bother entertaining 9 year old trolls but about making mountains out of molehills. Please...grow up.
asmith2306  +   1332d ago
Looks like Sony won already! ;-)
Strikepackage Bravo  +   1332d ago
N4G kids think that Sony's E3 press conference was the best. wow, big surprise. Sony could show poop at a press conference and you automatons would still say they won, you have no credibility.

All the press conferences were mediocre.
Yi-Long  +   1332d ago
Ubisoft had the best conference.. Pretty much everyone agrees on that.
... but from the big 3, Microsoft and Nintendo were extremely disappointing, while Sony wasn't great, but at least it was still all about the games.

MS and Nintendo had a BAD show. Sony's show was OK.

Sony's low-point was obviously that horrible 'Wonder Book' thing, or whatever it was called.
Genghis  +   1332d ago
Nope, thanks for arguing from a gamer's narrow perspective. The reality is that Sony and MS both did well as they both saw an increase in stock shares/values.

And gamers think gaming is all about the games.

Yi-Long  +   1332d ago
... I'm not a MS shareholder. I'm just a gamer.

I just want to watch E3 and other gameshows and see great games announced that excite me.
GUNS N SWORDS  +   1332d ago
I honestly think Microsoft can and should do better than this year's E3.

I'm happy though that Microsoft didn't announce a new console this year. with the way things are with Microsoft still focusing on games for 360, it would be even harder for them to think about setting aside games of the few companies they have for the next console.

MS needs to think out new strategies.
krisq  +   1332d ago
They have absolutely nothing to show for us, Europeans. Their all media center crap is U.S. only. No wonder they won't be attending.
Hellas13  +   1332d ago
^THIS^^^ +1 from me
Oh_Yeah  +   1332d ago
i expect more from who? the second richest company in the media business next to apple, thats who...enough with the apps, nd the 60$ a year to use your ad filled xbl gold. give me some new games nayowww
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tee_bag242  +   1332d ago
Too many kids on this site.
Unbiased people are so rare to find here.
Its alwasy about picking a winning team.
Most of the people with bubbles are suck a$$'s.
The people with few bubbles actually voice there opinion.
Iv been here since 2007 but think iv finally had enough.
Im looking for a site like this with gamers that can objectively discuss pro's and con's on gaming and hardware without crying about not owning the other side.

Is there an N4G for adults or something ?
Septic  +   1332d ago
I wish. I've been looking for a site like that too. You're absolutes right though; you rarely ever see anyone discussing something objectively on here. I would suggests that the mods be more vigilant with comments on here but there are just too many kids on here to deal with. Le sigh.
NonApplicable  +   1332d ago
Don't be so pretentious...

Most of the comments on N4G are level headed posts. You're just magnifying the negativity because that is what is interesting/catches peoples attention.
NewZealander  +   1332d ago
both ms and sony had boring E3 shows, sadly E3 is not exciting as it used to be, nintendo had the worst E3, they showed very little and had no release dates prices or any other interesting information, wasted opportunity.
showtimefolks  +   1332d ago
wehther you like it or not this is how MS has done it.

first 4 years it was all about core gamers and we are for core gamers. Than they saw the success of WII and Kinect sold quite well so they thought well that it for core gamers.

In their mind core gamer market has been tapped in and now anyone who is gonna buy an xbox360 isn't core gamer.

This will come to Bite MS when they launch the next xbox, we gamers are a lot of things but stupid isn't one of them. Let me ask you one simple question.

If you are a core gamer who only want to buy 2 systems each gen like me which two would you choose?

for me ps4 is no question since been a long time ps fan so next up do i care more about xbox360 exclusives(fable,gears,halo,al an wake,crackdown) or do i want to play Nintendo exclusives in HD

and i am thinking along the line of finally able to play N exclusives in HD, and them providing a regular controller is a great move too.

i read that sony held a alot of games back for launch of ps4, and i believe that but can we make the same argument for MS even though they don't have 1st/2nd party developers to back up that claim

sony has 15 1st party studios alone with QD,Ready at dawn and Insomniac

Nintendo has 10 plus 1st/2nd party studios

and MS????? same gears,halo and fable? and now forza? we have had one GT game in 6 years while we have how many forza games again?

MS would never take chances on games like Ratchet,Sly,Jak,Heavy rain,Little big planet etc,,,,

not trying to hate on MS but as someone who bought their system at launch i feel like over the past 2-3 years they have totally forgotten about us as we weren't the ones who actually made them a success to begin with
gamer7804  +   1332d ago
While i totally disagree, this has nothing to do with why they are not going to gamescom and tgs.

Gamescom is one of the smaller shows and xbox 360 presence in japan doesn't really warrant attending the show. This is similar to what apple is doing. Instead of going to shows like these they do a couple of their own.
Cloudberry  +   1333d ago
Nintendo not attending Gamescom too right?
What gives?

I thought they would show Wii U again in Gamescom at least...
redDevil87  +   1333d ago
Maybe they are saving stuff for TGS.

They might see E3 as the most important thing in the west, then concentrate everything else on TGS.

It sucks for Europe though, 2 of the big 3 not attending.
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torchic  +   1332d ago
don't think too many Europeans will be worried though.

Europe is basically PS3-land
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vikingland1  +   1333d ago
E3 is Electronics Entertainment Expo and TGS & Gamescom are game expos. Ergo MS has no games to show so why go?
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Genghis  +   1332d ago
...and the reason why nintendo isn't going...?

flawed logic at it's best, folks.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1332d ago
Because Nintendo doesn't have them either?
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from the beach  +   1333d ago
Sucks for TGS, all of the previously announced Kinect games should be out by then and some new ones would have been nice!
tigertron  +   1333d ago
I was hoping to see and hear more of Halo 4 and Gears Judgment...
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GoldsackContinues  +   1333d ago
Its OK.

Halo 5 comes not before 2013.
bangoskank  +   1333d ago
When is anything new and exciting revealed at Gamescon anyway? I seriously don't think our minds will be blown until the next TGS.
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CGI-Quality  +   1332d ago
Sony has announced price drops, slimmer consoles, and new IPs at Gamescom shows in the past. It can be exciting, even if Microsoft doesn't show (for whatever reason - not my place to judge it).

This just makes it easier for Sony to take advantage of the situation and unveil something cool (price drop, slimmer PS3 or whatever).
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bangoskank  +   1332d ago
I hear you but price drops and console modifications don't interest people like me who already own all current gen consoles. I'm more interested in new software, especially new IP's.
The only hardware I'm interested in seeing is next gen and what it's capable of producing. I doubt we'll be seeing any of that at Gamescon.
CGI-Quality  +   1332d ago
Right, but you're one person. In general, Sony has used Gamescom as a faucet to announce new and exciting things (be it new IPs, re-designed consoles, price drops, add-ons, you name it. They usually have something for everyone.
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units  +   1333d ago
The Last of us is confirmed 2013
NastyLeftHook0  +   1332d ago
goty 2013
dubt72  +   1332d ago
Let's not get hasty. It could easily be Bioshock Infinite, 1313, gta 5 or call of duty infinity...
Clarence  +   1333d ago
Of course their not. It's called Gamcon and Tokyo Game Show. M$ has no games to show to show.
Who wants to look at smart glass. Plus M$ in Japan is a lost.
cstyle  +   1332d ago
But they still lead overall though. It just means all their resources are shifting to the next xbox. next year they will reveal while sony will most likely still be struggling to get out of the red. besides, they have much more worries like the struggling vita right now. 3ds is giving them a good spanking.
Hicken  +   1332d ago
Overall? When did they surpass the Wii? When did they start selling faster than the PS3? How many years have they outsold the competition, and by how much?

Overall, my ass.

And you have the nerve to call me a fanboy while you spout that ignorance.
LNDCalling  +   1332d ago
Shareholders have forced Microsoft to bow out of game console manufacturing to concentrate on a software platform, that’s my thought. And it shouldn’t be a surprise really considering Microsoft were never a hardware manufacturer.

Microsoft will support the 360 as an entertainment hub for the foreseeable but the reality is that Windows 8 is their next gen, unfortunately people are too blind to see it and Microsoft aren’t about to shout it from the rooftops. I have a feeling they are delaying hoping it will slowly sink in and people will accept it.

- 360 game support from within Windows 8.
- Kinect PC integration.
- Holding back on investing in new IPS's.
- Windows 8 using the “Metro” interface as they rolled out on the Xbox 360.
- And most of all.. Microsoft trying to unify its gaming, mobile and tablet platforms.

Come on folks, join the dots, Nintendo and Sony aren’t Microsoft's biggest competition Microsoft is a Software company with an operating system the licensing of which generates the majority of its income. With the advent of Smart phones and Tablets it's Apple (IOS) and Android who Microsoft are concerned about, because if mobile computing (not just gaming) becomes the norm and Microsoft aren't a part of that it will mean the death of Windows and thus a big fat chunk of their and their shareholders earnings.
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Citizen_King  +   1332d ago
We have been saying this for years on my site's podcast, and i'm glad someone else notices it too. MS makes its money on Windows, which means their OS is priority number one. Gaming to them is just for market share purposes really...
LNDCalling  +   1332d ago
Indeed, but now, in so far as their OS is concerned, Smart phones, Tablets is where its at.

If people continue, as is the trend, to do their 'computing' on something other than a PC with Windows installed and Microsoft don't concentrate all their efforts on their OS being a part of that, then Windows will die a slow death and that will have a huge impact on Microsoft's future and thus future investment!

Case in point, many people I know and myself included now spend a lot less time on our PC's as we can pretty much do everything we need to from a Tablet or Smart Phone.
Jazz4108  +   1332d ago
I guess with your logic we will just have nintendo wi u as sony is bankrupt and can't afford more loses with a new console. Think about what you typed. Ms has admitted a new machine is coming and there are dev kits out. Ms has spent a ton of money with 343 industries and they are currenly hiring for another game. This is not 2006 anymore where ms abox division was in the red and have shreholders on ther butt. That would be sony now. Ms will be around for at least another gen whether you sony people like it or not. Too bad I truthfully can't say the same of sony but I do think someone will bail them out.
LNDCalling  +   1332d ago
My personal preference would be that MS do stay as competitionis the only thing that's kept this gen moving.

We shall see soon enough if I'm right or wrong and if I am wrong it would be better for us all as gamers anyway,

As for Sony whilst they have interests in other things (music, film etc) they are a hardware and entertainment hardware manufacturer, if you think thats going to change then you my friend are deluded. This said given technology and times changing I wouldn't be surprised if Sony incorporated gaming into hardware in a different way as consoles as we know them have 2 generations left max in the same way that home computing will change (raspberry pi and the like)!
jessupj  +   1332d ago
I've been saying this for years. MS doesn't give a dam about gaming, all they care about is market share and profits. They aren't even trying to hide it anymore. What baffles me is the core fanboys that keep defending them when it's blatantly obvious MS has dropped you for that juicy casual pie.

Sony on the other hand, while money making is a big priority, they are also very very passionate about gaming. Just look at all the support and creative freedom they give they're developers to create new fresh IPs.

If you're a gamer you should be taking notice of sony.
hennessey86  +   1332d ago
Have confirmed they have DEV kits so what the hell are you talking about
Ashriel  +   1332d ago
They are not even trying now o_o
NastyLeftHook0  +   1332d ago
its sad
KontryBoy706  +   1332d ago
honestly speaking... this years E3 last years E3 and I think the year before that... Microsoft was lacking in the gaming department by relying on multiplats, recycling Gears Halo and Forza games; meanwhile pushing more towards kinect and casuals. At the same time pretending that Call of Duty is exclusive to 360. This is not just this years News. People are just now waking up and smelling the roses.
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EffectO  +   1332d ago
Gamescom and TGS are dead anyway.Traditional console business = bye bye.

This E3 had like zero surprises,internet won.
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nik666uk  +   1332d ago
Obviously have nothing worth showing
Dlacy13g  +   1332d ago
While shocking in one respect... its not all that shocking especially for TGS... The 360 user base in Japan doesn't warrant MS being there, it just doesn't. I am sure the cost of going to TGS for MS far exceeds the value.

Gamescon on the other hand is a huge show in Europe and while MS may not be leading the charge in Europe they certainly are doing well there. That all said, with the proximity of Gamescon to E3 you have to think they felt again... the value of going to Gamescon may not be there given E3 just happened and was covered Worldwide. Add on to the fact that MS probably has nothing to announce at Gamescon and you can again see the bean counters winning out on the value argument of going to that show. Also certainly they have enough 3rd party support that I am sure they feel they will be represented enough at the show.
Chuk5  +   1332d ago
Logical. Why waste money going to gamescom when e3 just happened, and they are in the middle of repositioning the 360? TGS is a wash automatically, because 360 sells peanuts there. Games are a business, and ms is a company that has succeeded in integrating the 360 with other parts of their business and products. If it's one thing this gen has highlighted, it's that a significant amount of gamers fail to realize this simple fact.

In addition, many core gamers really fail to realize that these companies try to expand their market by appealing to new audiences. If we want games to be taking seriously as medium right up there with movies in social conciousness, people need to realize that games aren't only for the core and shouldn't freak out when companies go after another audience that isn't them.
DivineAssault  +   1332d ago
Figures.. They dont have enough games to show & the east doesnt care for their system... I dont blame them either.. All their 1st party heavy hitters are guns blazing & aliens..
bub16  +   1332d ago
seeing as r* are apparently going to gamescom and sony. hopefully gta v will have exclusive dlc to PS3 :D
DFresh  +   1332d ago
I can understand M$ skipping out on TGS but Games Com (Europe) where the Xbox 360 has some what a good install base is not a smart move.
Skateboard  +   1332d ago
Why ?
birdykilla  +   1332d ago
Since when did M$ have any other games besides the usual. (Halo, Gears, Forza, Fable). Those games most of which can all be played on a PC. It's no secret that Sony has more studios creating "Core" games than those four titles which come out almost every year in some form. I struggled to get through the last Gears game and couldn't wait until it was finally over. If it wasn't for the Xbox Live community M$ would be dead to me. I'm only willing to pay $1 a month on Xbox Live anymore than that is a waste of money imo. Sony FTW!
Kos-Mos  +   1332d ago
The japanese don`t like "get some get some" games. They want games with depth.
Ares90  +   1332d ago
I'm not surprised they are not going to attend TGS, but not going to Gamescom did surprise me.
MilkMan  +   1332d ago
Why would they, they have sh!t to talk about besides coming up with some wonky "smart@ss" concept that's supposed to be like the Wii U.

Let's see, Nintendo spends millions on new tech that's fresh out the box. Taking care to maximize latency and leverage maximum potential to developers for any game they want to make. Delivering a new concept in gaming and a new way to play our games. Tons of R&D invested in Nintendo's part and M$ just builds a sh!tty app to run on top of all kinds of third party appliances to dish out rudimentary nonsense while you play with our controllers.

So, the idea is what? that you look at your tablet/smartphone while you are playing a game with your controller in your hands? Hows is this helping you? Did we grow another pair of hands that I wasn't aware of?

Oh Microsoft, when did you loose your way?

I got friends on my Xbox looking at YouTube, Netflix, HBOGo, ESPN, HULU and yet I cant get a f@cking multiplayer game going cause they busy watching TV on their gaming console. BRILLIANT IDEA!

Correct me if I'm wrong, wasn't that the purpose of getting into gaming. We as a collective ditched TV in favor of gaming. There are but so many hours in the day. I want to thank you for creeping TV back into my gaming device.

Smartglass, Kinect, Game Room, The Kinect Show, The purchase of Rareware (and subsequent neutering of them), the departure of Peter Molyneux these are just recent examples of Microsofts buckets of fail.
UnitSmiley  +   1332d ago
If there's one thing I hate about this gen. It's the switch from consoles being a GAMING machine to a multimedia hub. Seriously? Can we just focus on the freakin games again? Who doesn't have a smartphone or a computer these days? We don't need all that crap in our consoles, especially if the big three are going to focus on that OVER the games themselves.

I use netflix on my PS3 but I could definitely live without it. Know why? Because I have a computer and phone just like EVERYONE ELSE DOES.
AsunaYuukiTheFlash  +   1332d ago
They won't attend because they don't have anything to show.
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StreetsofRage  +   1332d ago
Well they can do what Sony usually does and just show teasers with no gameplay that is still 2 or more years away.

Have to admit, this makes me wonder if they're really putting all their efforts into their next console. Unlike Sony, Microsoft has the funds to really make something special next gen.
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Nodoze  +   1332d ago
Come on over to the PS3 if you get tired of all the multimedia. We have plenty of AAA first party titles to keep us entertained and more on the way.

That is if you aren't tired of the Gears, Halo, Forza, Fable repeats...
StreetsofRage  +   1332d ago
I have a ps3. Please tell me where all these exclusives are because I haven't turned on my ps3 in quite some time.
kingslayer1000  +   1332d ago
and i haven't turned on my dustcollecter360 in over a year
jessupj  +   1331d ago
"I have a ps3. Please tell me where all these exclusives are because I haven't turned on my ps3 in quite some time."

I really hope you're lying and you don't have a PS3, because if you do what you said is incredibly stupid. You obviously have no idea what a good game is.

You should give you PS3 to someone that actually likes games.
StreetsofRage  +   1331d ago
Name calling on the internet??? No waaaaaay!

Your momma is stupid! :p

So anyway, please tell me what awesome exclusives came out this year? Oh wait, you can't. You're talking about last year's exclusives, right? Well yeah, that was the last time I turned on my ps3.

Games I bought this year...

Lollipop Chainsaw
Tom Clancy's Future Soldier
The Witcher's 2
Max Payne 3
Sniper Elite v2
Prototype 2
Ninja Gaiden 3

All on my 360.
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grailly  +   1332d ago
I am going to TGS this year :( would have been nice to see some microsoft games
Nodoze  +   1332d ago
GASP say it ain't so!? but but they are so committed to gaming!?

10 to 1 they will be at CES pimping their software (i.e. not games) and that the 360 is a living room computer.

Come on people wake up. The 360 is no longer catering to core gamers.
chukamachine  +   1332d ago
MS have nothing else to show.

MS is the dog, and 360 guys are the sheep.


Rinse and repeat.

Streets how will MS make something special, 360 is a pos. Hardware is awful 4.5million rrod's.
Lucretia  +   1332d ago
you forgot kinect krap.

but yep, they dont have anything left. look at that variety!!!!! lol.

im so upset that i wasted my money on a 360 aswell as those 2 years of xbox live.

never again MS, never again
chukamachine  +   1332d ago
That was the problem i had at the time.

I had a PS1 back in the day. enjoyed tons of games. I then went into PC'S in a bigway and did not buy a PS2 or anyother console.

Later on 360 was out and my friend advised me to get one, and i said i'll wait and see what else is coming out, before anything else he said PS3 was crap? ( wasn't even out,lol)

So i rang him up and said i'll get a 360 and he said he'll come with me to get one as well, i said i thought you already had one. Something's gone wrong with it and he bought another one, like wtf.

I never got one in the end, glad i did not. He is already on his 5th.

So i stuck with the PC and when the PS3 had the games i wanted, i bought one(phat) and had never gone wrong.
Lucretia  +   1332d ago
lol yeeeeaaaaah fanboys back then did do that. everyone ragged on sony so much worse back then.

my friend nick had 13 360's break on him before he decided to use his ps3 which he bought and put in a box.

4 other friends all had 8+ aswell (we worked at game crazy so it was an easy swap out if they RROD'd instead of buying a new one)

after nicks 13th 360 died gamecrazy was already closed so he said EFF that and used his ps3.

i do own a halo edition 360 and it never RROD'd on me but thats because i dont use it unless there is a MS exclusive thats like once or twice a year
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