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Submitted by games333 1039d ago | article

Can Microsoft Save the Video Game Industry?

Given the poor market reception for *Nintendo*'s Wii U late last year and the slow-building buzz for *Sony*'s upcoming PlayStation 4, it may be up to Microsoft to bring die-hard gamers back to the console when it rolls out what some have been calling the Xbox 720. (Microsoft, Next-Gen, Xbox One)

Root  +   1039d ago
"and the slow-building buzz for *Sony*'s upcoming PlayStation 4"

LOL

Slow building buzz, sorry but you can't escape the hype of the PS4 on most sites. They havent even shown off the console it's self and they've managed to hype it up this much two months from when they announced it

With the way Microsoft are these days they are the last company to save the gaming industry
gamer42  +   1039d ago
Is this even an article when I clicked the link for the "full story", it just took me to the same article on a different site with the same "click here for full story" i kept going curious to find the real article and it leads me to a website that asks for my email and other information I didn't want to give out. And with the "Next trillion Revolution" in the headline, I'm pretty sure I'm an idiot and this "article" is really one big ad.
nix  +   1039d ago
i stopped at "slow-building buzz". that was funny.
Army_of_Darkness  +   1039d ago
Yikes..
I wouldn't dare to imagine what gaming would be like a few years from now if we all depended on Microsoft to lead the way.....
I don't think I would have the money for all those potential extra service charges and stuff..
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dcbronco  +   1038d ago
gamers 42 you got trolled. Don't fall for silly headlines.
greenpowerz  +   1039d ago
What are they talking about? Nothing but fanboy crap and techie spec boasting on forums. Averge joe don't know anything other than it's coming. No one here knows much about PS4 other than some specs that may not even be final in the end. There isn't much to talk about if you're not a fanboy. Killzone 4, GACKEEE, share button like a basic guide button.

Average Joe probably knows more about xbox720(rumors) than PS4 thanks to you guys.
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clintos59  +   1039d ago
greenpowerz

It has nothing to do with microsoft's success right now. What really matters is the future of the gaming industry as a whole and what lies ahead of of us.

I have no problem with stiff competition aslong as it stays the way it has this gen with the 360/ps3/wii. No matter what order the outcome was all 3 was successful & its win win for all gamers.

The true problem is if these 720 rumours are true or false. I dont care if microsoft decides to bring out a entertainment box or whatever they plan with the 720 aslong as the always online rumour is dismissed then everything is ok.

If its true though I honestly dont want it to succeed just because if we all love gaming in general which im sure u do aswell. We can all agree that if always online does succeed it will only make things worse for the future of the gaming industry. Put your fanboy pride aside & look at the bigger picture of how the gaming industry will end up if everyone decides to follow suit. Single player campaign will die out.
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Shinox  +   1039d ago
greenpowerz

You are such a tool, a tool that can Micro$oft use it whenever they want.
kneon  +   1039d ago
I've seen quite a few articles about the ps4 and it's games in non-gaming media. The only articles I've seen in the mainstream media about the xbox.next have been about always on and blocking used games, and every article was negative.
Majin-vegeta  +   1039d ago
*Major facepalm*
games333  +   1039d ago
Poor Rare
Ezz2013  +   1039d ago
Ron_Danger  +   1039d ago
I'm worried that by now any old Rare franchise that MS resurrects will get a Kinnect makeover and just end up like Steel Betallion. I'll probably never play them anyway since I'm on the Sony side of the "war", but I remember playing the Rare games on N64 and SNES in junior high and high school and I'd hate to see the games I grew up playing get trashed.
SlapHappyJesus  +   1039d ago
Not with what we've seen of them as of late.
No.
_LarZen_  +   1039d ago
"Can Microsoft Save the Video Game Industry?"

Like they have in the past years with "so much focus on games"? So far they have been doing the opposite.
DARK WITNESS  +   1039d ago
Save it... they have introduced if not pushed forward a lot of the ideas that are killing it !

I know it's early days and I know that we do not know anything official about the next xbox yet, but from what I have heard so far and the way MS has been carrying on the last few years, I am looking to Sony as the company with the potential to save what is left of the hobby I once loved so much.
snake_eater  +   1039d ago
Can Microsoft Save the Video Game Industry?

is this guy a troll?
MacDonagh  +   1039d ago
Yeah. The video game industry is pretty damn screwed at this point and I sincerely doubt that any of the consoles will be picked up at an accelerated rate like the good ol' days.
a_bro  +   1039d ago
either these investors are trolls, or they are just very dumb at investing...
R_aVe_N  +   1039d ago
You really can't save the game industry with a video service sorry. You really can't save it if you don't even announce your system. Last time I checked it didn't even need saving to begin with...
grimmweisse  +   1039d ago
It doesn't need saving, and the last company to save the industry if it needed certainly wouldn't be MS!
baldulf  +   1039d ago
Damage control? Damage control.
SOULJER  +   1039d ago
NO. WTF. HELL NO. Who writes this $hit.
Leviathan  +   1039d ago
Can Microsoft Save the Video Game Industry?

No. It cannot.

Epic troll is epic.
StrongMan  +   1039d ago
Sony already did that.
Hicken  +   1038d ago
You used your one bubble on that?

First off, the industry isn't in need of saving... yet. In a few years, if things continue the way they're going, that will certainly change. But right now? It's not in such a dire situation that it needs saving.

Secondly, Microsoft isn't really the company I'd choose to save gaming if it WERE in need of saving. Let's be honest here: Microsoft's current actions, even with their gaming division, seem to be aimed at gaming LAST. Right now, they're all about apps and motion controls, and the industry can't survive on that. In fact, the apps route is likely to end in gaming's demise, as it's done better by tablets, smartphones, and even smart TVs. If they want to make a set top box, even that is going to have a hard time, as there's everything else out there already, and the differentiating factor- the gaming side- will suffer for the focus elsewhere; other consoles will likely do gaming better, assuming they focus on it primarily.

I'm sure I'll be called a troll again, but I don't believe Microsoft's current practices are best for "saving" gaming. That may change, depending on how they approach their next-gen console. But right now, I don't think they're well-suited for such a task.
Simco876  +   1039d ago
It needs saving now? lol
MilkMan  +   1039d ago
No they cant. BUYING games will save the industry. Not saving money for the one purchase a year of your favorite sports or the latest COD title.
InTheLab  +   1039d ago
"Microsoft may be a laggard in mobile operating systems, and it's struggling on desktop, but it's the king of the video game hill."

King of the hill in 3rd place this gen getting outsold every aside from the US.

The author also failed to acknowledge how MS has almost zero momentum going into next gen. Nobody is buying Kinect. They are not making games. They can't beat the competition at a lower price point but are somehow the King of the Hill and gaming's savior?
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SonyAddict  +   1039d ago
Sony already saved it!.
Shit somebody beat me to it.
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GABRIEL1030  +   1039d ago
Please Microsoft, you did a great job with 360. Why you are obssesed with convert the console in a media center?

That idea was of Kutaragi (Ps3 lead engineer) and he failed. Because a console is for play games.

The real question is:

Can Microsoft sink the game industry?

The answer:

Yes, for the following reasons: pay for the online, always connected, blocking second hand games, kinect, focus in TV, DLC's and microtransactions.
games333  +   1039d ago
Someone need to save the entertainment industry. I miss the 90's!
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jessupj  +   1039d ago
That's like asking feminists to save men from all the degrading they receive in the media and society.

Surely the author of the article knows Sony is one that's about the games, not microsoft.
Krew_92  +   1039d ago
Articles sure contrast on here... Although it's nothing new.

http://n4g.com/news/1228678...

This is just adding even more fuel to the already giant fire made by previous articles.
izumo_lee  +   1039d ago
There is something wrong with the game industry when a game like Tomb Raider sells over 3 million copies & still considered a failure with all the marketing put behind it.

Not saying that having the Xbox as the industry leader has anything to do with it but it's not helping the industry with it leading the way. Every month & year game sales are down a drastic change 10 years ago when game sales were at an all time high. It could be that the stagnation of the types of games mostly FPS that are dominating game sales when in the past there were more variety of games that top the charts on a consistent basis.

Unlike an another article i don't think Microsoft should quit the business but i do think it is time for someone else be it Sony or Nintendo to lead the industry forward & see how it goes from there.
Riderz1337  +   1039d ago
Microsoft, the one who constantly depends on video game sequels with no creativity and the company who takes a big shit on indie developers, they will be the ones to save us all.
Mikeyy  +   1039d ago
pretty much. you don't even have to watch E3 to know what MS is going to announce.

More Kinect games, another Halo, another Gears, another Forza. Yawn...

A yes/no on always online
a yes/no on Blocking used games

and a confirmation that they will continue to bribe for temporary exclusives from 3rd party.
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Venox2008  +   1038d ago
Save? Microsoft? those two words just cant be in one sentence.. I trust gaming to four: Sony, Nintendo and Indies and third parties.. but not to Microsoft.. I still regret that I bought X360...
Max-Zorin  +   1038d ago
ROTFL! N4G is everything that's wrong with the gaming community.

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