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"Activision has signed up Bungie to develop an Xbox exclusive sci-fi franchise of comparable immensity, the mysterious Destiny project." I don't understand why leave if you are still going to make games exclusive to one console. I'm sure this is the game that will be a timed exclusive before going to the PS3 and Wii U. Or maybe it will be on the next Xbox? While I don't think Microsoft left the Core, they are just holding off on making Core games until the next Xbox is released. They did the same thing with the original Xbox.
I hope you are right
I agree with what you are saying but i dont think it ms have abandoned the core at all. Look at the beginning of this gen and tell me how, many 1st party studios made exclusive games for the 360 and then look atit now. The difference between sony and ms is they have more studios that are 1st party than ms and ms are now starting to build on this with 343 turn10 rare and big park. The 360 has done the job it set out to do when it came out and that was to take a big share of the 3rd party games market away from sony and getting games like gta early on in this gen has shown that a 3rd party game can srll better on there console than the ps3 and this is what the last 2 to 3 gens have been about. Sony dominated the market with the ps1 and ps2 because they got the best 3rd party games out there. Resident evil, final fantasy, tekken, gran theft auto and fifa are just some of the games they managed to get made on there console. Sony at the start of this gen did not think ms and the xbox would have an effect on there console sales because everyone knew the playstation brand and thought this would be enough to walk over the xbox and wii again. They were wrong and the sales of the ps3 at the beginning of this gen have shown that. What sony have now done is given us some amazing new ips and kind of done a Nintendo and started to create an image with sack boy and i think this will help them the beginning of the next gen. But microsoft want to be know as a console for all not the core or family as the core market is only small but can being alot of cash in for the big names like halo. But they so know that they need to start getting into the next gen gamers which is why they are going after the family side with kinect. This has also paid off for them but what alot of people seem to miss is all the work going on in the back ground by microsoft to make everything look the same, feel the same and also to have a cool image abit like apple have and with windows 8, surface, windows phone 8, xboz music and video as well as smart glass office 365 and more on the way over the next few months microsoft are looking to become the number one eco system that people go for as they all just work. Think about it ms are covering more or less every angle with the 360 being the centre of the home and everything else working with it too. I dont think in any way it will kill nintendo or the playstation brand but ms are looking at a bigger picture than sony and nintendo and i dont think any of the will abandon the core as this is where the big spenders are on games and the media side is where the none core will be the big spenders on music video tv and more.
I like what you said but i needed to correct you as ms now has more first party studios then sony by about 5 or 6. Just most of them are working on future gen products.
totally correct...ppl need to see the big picture ms is building
@Jazz4108 I did not know they had more studios so thank you for the info.
which is exactly my point, Microsoft USES the CoRE Gamer to sell the system, then when the CORE has made the console a sucess & the core gamers choice in console, they say FU core gamers! & then stop producing console exclusives for the sake of $$ & greed, raked in by the casual gamer, Microsoft will do the same thing this next Gen, mark my words.
Or USE core gamers to help fight a format war? To introduce a system to the public with very few launch titles knowing that they will resort to buying bluray movies to hold them over. You mean that kind of USE? Newsflash... they are ALL corporations...they use everyone to generate profit. You don't see them giving everything away for free because they "care" about the gamer.
Will wait to see next gen, but for now the exclusives do not impress, and no Halo and Gears don't count...I want to see NEW IP's. NEW is the keyword.
Theres dozens of "new ips" in the past year. People just dont buy many of them. Plus all the tons of ips on lower budgeted live downloads. People post a list of them every few weeks, so Im not goign to bother looking it. Everyone knows how to google by now. Honestly I cant and dont want to afford all the games currently that are out. I mean do people really buy 4-5 games @ $60 a piece/month? Thats too much imo.
Theres dozens of "new ips" in the past year. People just dont buy many of them. Plus all the tons of ips on lower budgeted live downloads. People post a list of them every few weeks, so Im not going to bother looking it. Everyone knows how to google by now. Honestly I cant and dont want to afford all the games currently that are out. I mean do people really buy 4-5 games @ $60 a piece/month? Thats too much imo.
Here are some new IP's: New gods: Ascend Matter Happy wars LocoCycle These really have been overlooked :/
Preferably not LIVE games, I didn't buy a $250 system just for some exclusive downloadable games. >.>
"Preferably not LIVE games, I didn't buy a $250 system just for some exclusive downloadable games" Neither did I but what you asked for was NEW IP's. NEW was the keyword here not retail...
Doesn't matter really, if there where new retail exclusives worth a damn you would have listed those first I'm sure. But seeing how that's not the case I can understand why you went the LIVE route.
yes they have. I used to have an xbox and enjoyed it. But the lack of exclusives made me sell it.
as your name says blah, blah, blah.
my name has nothing to do with xbox or related products. Your comparison of the two ideas is completely wrong.
Congratulations, Belking. You can read.
I used to have a PS3. The exclusives didn't stop me from selling it. Cheap. Because it wasn't worth much or much in demand with console gamers.
I just wanna know what happened to crimson skies, brute force, jade empire, gun valkyrie, sudeki, mecha assault, blinx, panzer dragon,and many other MS characters and franchises from the original XBOX? It's like MS forgot about these games. In fact fable and halo are the only original xbox games from last gen that I've seen even make it onto the 360.
I see the core gamers as those child characters in movies that start overeacting and acting crazy when there not getting the full attention they want from there parents (MS,Sony,etc). MS has not abandoned core gamers 1 year of social games isnt gonna kill you and it dosent even give insight in the least of what will happen in MS's future.
MS is trying to bring gaming to the masses but it won't work.
MS stil have a pretty loyal fanbase so they can't be doing too badly. That said more first party devs wouldn't hurt.
They didn't abandon the core but they certainly are lacking suppporting the core!
Why do people act like games have to be exclusives just to be enjoyable?
No one has ever said this though. Games may suffer by being multiplatform from a development point of view, but it doesn't mean a game has to be exclusive to be good. So, exclusivity doesn't make a game more enjoyable, but what's the point of a console existing if it doesn't have a steady stream of exclusives? Exclusive games saved the Game Cube, they made the Dreamcast memorable and they definie a console's indentity. They are important and people need to stop pretending they aren't.
"Why do people act like games have to be exclusives just to be enjoyable?" They don't but i also don't understand why a console exclusive's are the last 3 or 4 yrs are a bad thing and the retarded belief that every game should be multiplatform. Consoles need exclusives to make them stand out from it's competition, mp games are fine, but also are not a relevant example of support of the core gamer by the console maker. Xcom is a fun game, but it isn't a sign that sony is supporting it's core gamers with it either. The issue is ms's level of support, not third parties support. Are exclusives necessary, probably not but you take a chance of losing gamers interest if all you have is mp releases. And how many studios are making non kinect games, if it isn't at least half or more you already are neglecting your 1st party support for core gamers(non casuals). So we went from bragging about how good and valuable exclusives are at the beginning of this gen, to it's all about the multiplatform games current mentality. Yes i so bought a 360 and a wii for it's impressive multiplatform games, that i probably already own for ps3. And not at all for their exclusive games./s
The XBOX 360 is a console for hardcore gamers focused on perfecting the gamer experience...Sadly, This generation has been way too long
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