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Submitted by TheSuperior 379d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Xbox 360 Failed Publicity Stunts

To get ahead in the ranging console war that is always underway competitors might do things to gain some extra attention from fans. This extra attention from fans can be considered a ‘publicity stunt’. As the current-gen console war is coming to an end players probably already have their mind set on which next-gen console they will buy based off of what they preferred in the current-gen standings. With the Xbox 360 and PS3 being the two favored consoles gamers will probably take an interest in the next-gen versions of their favored console of the two based off of what they like now. We think both of these consoles were great and held their own very well with one another. Saying that Xbox has pulled a lot of stunts solely to get attention isn’t saying that we think one console is better than the other in current generation standards but it is saying that Xbox has pulled a few strings that makes players think ‘what is Microsoft thinking.’ While both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 are still... (Xbox 360)

TheSuperior  +   379d ago
It would be nice if more games had Avatar Awards.
Decaf_PIxel_Kat  +   379d ago
Yeah, I would rather spend my money on games than on avatar accessories.
TheSuperior  +   379d ago
Thats so true. Its odd because i like the idea of having my avatar with stuff from my favorite games but I would never buy anything for it. Who knows if stuff like avatar awards/ premium themes heck even arcade games or other downloaded games will even carry over to next-gen.
darthv72  +   379d ago
1 vs 100...
i miss that game. It was fun to play when I got home from work.

It was a test to see how it would work and even though it was a successful test, MS obviously felt they wanted to go in a different direction. It could make a comeback.

I know it was always packed with players trying for a shot at being the "1".
nukeitall  +   379d ago
That is what I used to say, but then I got attached to my avatar. I don't buy too many things, but a few items on rare occasions has happened.

I really liked avatar awards, and it's too bad not more games have them. I wonder why?
yesmynameissumo  +   379d ago
Having a presence in Japan was a pretty big failed publicity stunt.
specialguest  +   379d ago
the article fails
None of these listed are what you call a publicity stunt. They're just failed Xbox features.
Captain Qwark 9  +   379d ago
i liked premium themes but ms sucks at pricing. if they warmed up to the $1 bill a little more i can almost guarantee they would sell more of the useless sh*t buuuuuuuut, nobody wants to pay 2-3 or more dollars for crap like that. thats 2 hot and spiceys from mc donalds
THESHAUNZY  +   379d ago
Silly Xbox Gamers are for Nintendo
StrongMan  +   379d ago
I liked 1 vs 100. Too bad it failed.
darthv72  +   379d ago
thing is...
it wasnt a failure because the public wasnt interested. It was a success in that sense, there were always people scheduling the next round to play.

They had plans for other prime time multiplayer games. MS failed it or perhaps they just couldnt secure the license to continue it.

An honorable mention to this failed list would probably be Game Room. It was a neat concept but the games were so.....old.

I like my share of classic games but they just didnt offer enough "arcade" games as the majority were from the 2600, intelevision, etc.

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