Adam Orth, Microsoft's Creative Director, is for "Always-On" consoles -- and against the people who can't access them.
Actually Microsoft didn't say that, and Orth is probably gone by now. These articles are getting to be as fun as food poisoning.
They may have to DEAL with low sales and having to fire people and losing money...but ya know...just DEAL WITH IT
Why would a rumor equal low sales? Microsoft has a few great things going from these types of articles. 1.There is no bad press, they are dominating headlines with the Xbox 720. 2.Every single gamer will tune in to see what Microsoft has, if only to hear about DRM and used games. That means Microsoft will have a HUGE stage to show off their next console, which could generate huge sales in the long run.
Or...people will just make up their minds ahead of time and not give two licks about the 720. Goes both ways that. There also is bad publicity. It annoys me that people keep saying this, and the part about how the entire spotlight is on MS now, which is good. Here's a comment I made in a blog about this. I'm posting it verbatim because I can't be fussed to write it out again. //// You know what. Sony could come out tomorrow, announce something amazingly cool for their system, or possibly unveil a new awesome exclusive game for it, and you know what would happen. Do you realize all Sony would have to do right now is just show what their damn console looks like and people would stop talking about MS, and start saying how PS4 definitely won't require always-on. It could cement the PS4 as the must-have console for next gen. You know why? Because right now, a hell of a lot of people are hell-bent on how bad of a move this is for MS. With one stroke, Sony could easily sway a lot of people who may not even consider a PS4, and make it where they will make up their mind. This is a precarious situation for MS right now. Bad press is best followed up by an amazing announcement or reveal. It's karma I guess, and it could swing heavily in Sony's favor if something like that were to come to pass. Sometimes, it's not always about having the most headlines. What is MS achieving in these few days of press dominance? People not talking about the PS4? People talking negatively and already moving away from the Xbox brand? How is this beneficial to them, when the rug could easily be pulled out from under them in the blink of an eye? I don't really recall all the massive hate articles for Sony when the PS3 first launched being particularly beneficial to them. //// I personally don't see Sony doing this. I doubt they are feeling threatened by MS bad press. If anything, I would assume the exact opposite, and they are probably going to let it stew for as long as possible. Sony couldn't have asked for a better thing to happen for them right now.
I've only looked to Sony for my next-gen gaming needs.
why this article again ???? Adam Orth = moron we know that already
More 720 articles...Dealwithit people because we are going to see tons of these until E3 and MS comes on stage with a troll face and say always online not going to happening. People will clap and pat MS on the back for saving the day.
i don't care what he or microsoft has to say the 360 is the last product i'll ever buy from this company. nintendo and sony can take care of my gaming needs for the foreseeable future.
It's fanboys like you that assure me that this E3 will be the most entertaining one yet.
We really need to be able to filter out shit articles.
If Adam had said get with the times, and get the Internet, it's awesome. I wonder am I to buy the Internet company and then send work orders to where I live so they can expand Internet to my area as it's not available where I live. I agree Internet is awesome but it's not the norm around the world yet.
Deal with it.
Not purchasing the next xbox under any circumstances at all. Microsoft, #dealwithit
only thing they are dealing with is the money they saved from not having to advertise there product its amazing xbox hasn't even been announced and it's getting all this publicity
I don't know if it's true or not about always havin to be connected. But if it's true, then yea i'm sure Sim City and Diablo 3 are good examples of why it's a great idea. They totally weren't my most disappointing experiences these past few years.
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