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Submitted by get2sammyb 543d ago | opinion piece

Microsoft's Always-Online Debacle Is Playing into the PS4's Hands

Push Square: "No publicity is bad publicity, or so the old adage goes – but Microsoft executives must find themselves staring into a window of brutal GIFs wondering what to do next. The press surrounding the company’s next generation platform has not been rosy for some time, but things escalated overnight when Adam Orth, the creative director on an as of yet unannounced Xbox title, mistakenly opted to use the public forum of Twitter to channel his opinion about the latest round of rumours regarding his employer’s impending console revision." (PS4, Xbox One)

DigitalRaptor  +   543d ago
I'd say that's true at this moment in time.
adorie  +   543d ago
This is the PS4's hands.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Jayjayff  +   543d ago
I was thinking this would be more fitting.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
darthv72  +   543d ago
forget about Rick-rolled
you all just got "Adam-Orthed"
GalacticEmpire  +   543d ago
@ darth

Third time I've seen you post that same stupid joke in like an hour, stop trying to force it, it's just not funny.
darthv72  +   542d ago
@galactic
okay....fine

But since you pointed it out, it is now living rent free in your cerebral cortex.

Feel free to pass it on if you wish. i wont take credit for it.
kreate  +   543d ago
Yea but ps4 should be in the market now to really help.

Or its just talks on the internet.
coolmast3r  +   543d ago
Indeed it does.
Cocozero  +   543d ago
How? By taking all the attention away from the PS4?
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majiebeast  +   543d ago
This is your song right?

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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adorie  +   543d ago
dat hairdo.
Rusty515  +   543d ago
Oh yes. Because having an "always on" console is a good thing right? Seriously, even though there's more Xbox articles for the time being, it doesn't mean it's in their favor. Xbox publicity is good, but not this kind of publicity. This makes them infamous. So by your way of thinking, being in the headlines is good no matter what right? Until we get something good comfirmed by Microsoft, the Xbox 720 is the lindsay lohan of video games.
Gameland  +   543d ago
Always Online news AGAIN!
Reverent  +   542d ago
It's really starting to worry me. I mean, I wasn't necessarily planning on getting the next Xbox myself, but even as a pro Sony guy, I want everyone, even the competition, to have the best possible experience when it comes to gaming. Gamers deserve that much.
unchartedxplorer  +   543d ago
Until microsoft denies or confirms this people are just going to get less and less hyped about the next xbox.
darthv72  +   543d ago
less hyped but...
more and more vocal/interested in what is really going on.

you can't buy this kind of publicity.
ps3_pwns  +   543d ago
you dont want this kind of publicity. i just told my friends the next xbox rumor and leaks and they said they are not going to get it now. even if mS says that it was not true the damage is already done. MS had plenty of time to say something but its to late now people will just forever think that the x720 will always need online. now everyone getting excited for the ps4 and in console discussions some guy would be like what about the new xbox and my friends would say eww u have to be always onliine to play that and its gonna suck compared to the ps4 and we praise the ps4 the whole time from then on lol. i like the way you tried to spin it though
Jaqen_Hghar  +   543d ago
this TERRIBLE publicity. Their whole conference is going to be denying rumors lol
Roper316  +   543d ago
maybe wait until MS actually tells us that it's true? While I am no MS fan I at least know that you wait until you hear it from the horses mouth before making any judgements.
GreenRanger  +   543d ago
What we know:
* The good news about the PS4.
* The bad news about the Xbox 720.
What we don't know:
* The bad news about the PS4.
* The good news about the Xbox 720.
kickerz  +   543d ago
I'm hoping the next Xbox will morph into Megazord and destroy these rumors ASAP
Objective  +   543d ago
I would agree with this article headline if the PS4 was already out in the market ready to be sold. Adverse rumors of Xbox would result in gamers buying into PS4 and it would be prudent for MS to quell such rumors in that situation.

But seeing how PS4 is nowhere near release and there is therefore no real danger of fanbase movement, I would say the old adage holds true - ie. No publicity is bad publicity. As a result of these adverse rumors, all eyes are now on Xbox EVEN BEFORE it has been announced, Be they angry eyes, anxious eyes or just curious eyes, ultimately these are eyes that can only look rather than act because there is no option of jumping ship yet. So when MS is ready to make the announcement, these same eyes will be focused exactly where MS wants them to be - on the Xbox.
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solidworm  +   543d ago
Millions just left the Xbox club...
CEOSteveBallmer  +   543d ago
Let The "Kazification" Begin!!! http://i.minus.com/i59yXniS...
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ApolloTheBoss  +   543d ago
This is just so delicious. It's like Microsoft is shooting themselves in the foot and loving it.
Jek_Porkins  +   543d ago
Ummmm, why is the title stating the rumors as fact? I would agree if rumors were true, but we haven't even had an official announcement on the next Xbox, much less seen the price or anything like that.

A lot can happen between now and November/December when the next Xbox was supposed to release.
PropheV  +   543d ago
I for one, finds this whole spectacle HILARIOUS.
Bonerboy  +   542d ago
No. It really isnt. People, for the most part are simply stupid sheep. "Well the internet said.".".. So it must be factual." "Duuhm uhh 2+2=7"..."No its 4"..."Yeah it is too 7! I Googled it stoopid!

@ ProheV.... I agree.
andreasx  +   542d ago
Ps2 era come forth!
aviator189  +   542d ago
I'm in no rush to deliver judgement.
I can wait it out. I mean...what's wrong in having patience?

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