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Submitted by Grateful Ghoul 1043d ago | opinion piece

Microsoft: No Comment? No Sympathy.

Microsoft has found out, in a really rather painful way, that nothing remains a secret for long. In the day and age of mobile-phone cameras and anonymity on the internet, it only takes one person to spill the beans on a forum for ‘Top Secret’ to turn into ‘Common Knowledge’.

Before you know it, the world knows it. Dev-kits codenamed Durango, ‘always-on’ requirements, not able to play second-hand games. The amount of rumours for Microsoft’s new console grows by the day, and I’m finding it hard to keep up with. Yet, the one thing that’s easy to track is Microsoft’s stance on the whole thing. “No comment.”

In years past, where careful planning and preparation for an announcement meant something, this was all well and good.

In previous console cycles you’d have to announce your product to everyone at big events to guarantee blanket coverage. Got a game to show? Save it for E3 because then you know people will be paying attention. New console? Well, that’ll have to be shown at Tokyo Game Show, doing it any other time would just be messy. (Culture, EA, Microsoft, SimCity, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

sly-Famous  +   1043d ago
Im not a big xbox fan but unless someone comes up with real proof that you always have to be connected, Im not buying it.
punisher99  +   1043d ago
@sly-Famous:
That proof wont happen until MS officially announces their console.
AO1JMM  +   1042d ago
Exactly
Knight_Crawler  +   1043d ago
Yeah more 720 articles -_-

Dont worry people more are incoming just take a look at the pending tap.

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE SUBMIT A PS4 ARTICLE - the PS4 needs attention too.

#Dealwithit now please.
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dirthurts  +   1043d ago
It's kind of odd there is so much talk about the 720, when there's nothing known about it,
yet,
the PS4 is getting less attention despite knowing a lot about it.
Clever publicity perhaps?
I dunno. But I'm not making any judgments until I have all the facts about both.
Drakesfortune  +   1042d ago
Sony is getting enough attention lol most articles on Sony ps4 are positive ones, most articles on Xbox are articles are bad ones about things no one wants and are probs making people think about getting a ps4 lol

Publicity isn't necessarily good publicity

Ea are in the news every day, I dont think its good publicity and I'm sure they don't like all the articles that bash there company, it'll just ends making consumers hate the, even more
Silly gameAr  +   1042d ago
I don't think this is the kind of publicity Sony would want for the PS4.
RinseWashRepeat  +   1042d ago
I wouldn't call what the '720' is getting publicity. It's wild speculation and a whole lot of (mostly) negative rumours.

The PS4 is out there, mood is positive and people are looking forward to it. THAT'S publicity.
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BABYLEG  +   1043d ago
That's because when youre the boss of this video game and entertainment shit, people wait on you. MSFT aint fazed by a stronger 360 in the ps4 with a camera and controller that define dusty. How will they utilize the ps4? Camera and controller aren't proven yet. 360 and Kinect works. Might not be mind blowing just yet but we see the potential. I started up Tiger woods Pga 14 yesterday and didnt even use the controller until I was at the dash again. And that's just 360. No company has been implementing the move into everything. 3rd party devs dont use move, but they see promise in Kinect. Like me switching madden plays with my voice. Try it, it works dam well. Next Gen isn't about power, its about who utilizes their hardware and software the best. Nintendos just fine, however, between Microsoft and Sony.. Someone's getting dealt a hurting blow. Imagine how awkward it'll be for Sony if it ships with a camera like Kinect and Microsoft ship the next Xbox with the Kinect inside it.

basically what I'm getting at is that ps4 will be a good game system for fanboys. They're the next Nintendo. They'll cater to only their fanboys and w.e woman even uses a ps4 while receiving the shitty version on 3rd party games. Its the way the dice is shakes and roll. Have fun now while you can... Its going to be a long ride
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Drakesfortune  +   1042d ago
Funny enough I played bioshock with playstation move...
raytraceme  +   1042d ago
Bioshock infinite move > every kinect title out on the market. Move is amazing for fps games and games like infamous and heavy rain. Nothing on kinect comes close to the games that the move supports.
GABRIEL1030  +   1043d ago
the silence of Microsoft is the worst publicity
pete007  +   1043d ago
What a comment! My hat!!! Best i red here! Cold, objective, damn good
hard joe  +   1042d ago
may be because it's true
?
CEOSteveBallmer  +   1042d ago
Just spread the Kazification guys. Its hilarious!! XD http://i.minus.com/i59yXniS...

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