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Submitted by gulevski 1014d ago | opinion piece

Why the Next Xbox’s Low Expectations Only Help Microsoft

"We will finally get some details about Microsoft’s next Xbox console, which has been codenamed Durango but called everything from simply “Xbox” to “Xbox 720” by many gamers who have simply been looking for a name for the damned thing." | Explosion (Microsoft, Xbox One)

GalacticEmpire   1015d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
Godmars290  +   1015d ago
How is, "it works when I turn it on and put in a game" a low expectation?

Right now people are screaming that they wont even look at the thing if it technically bricks whenever a used game in put in it or it loses an internet connection. This should not even be a point of discussion much the rumor the lingering rumor that's it become.

And if its the other rumor, that MS is only using the first to diminish the PS4 in the public limelight, such exploitation does not speak well of healthy business practices.
smashcrashbash  +   1015d ago
I agree. People keep saying that nonsense that Microsoft is using the negative things against it to get itself into the limelight.That is idiotic. Negative publicity only works for people not products. If I say my product is riddled with diseases to get everyone's attention and then tell them it isn't true what kind of attention is that. I mean I know people like to spin things but that is really stupid. You diminished all the good things that are being said about the PS4 by let negative things be said about the next Xbox? I did business and I never read or saw that technique anywhere.That sounds like something a fanboy would do. It's strange when the PS4 was getting it's lumps no one saw it as an advantage but somehow can turn it into an advantage for Microsoft.
Godmars290  +   1015d ago
The only good negative publicity towards Xbox3 is doing is for the PS4. Everyone's too focused on what MS may likely do wrong with their unannounced system and not asking what might be wrong with what Sony's already revealed about theirs.

Now when Ms finally does show off it off, people are going to be looking for flaws, where Sony may just get away from the same by mentioning additional features.

MS will have their cable box, but if they don't have new IPs, new IPs that aren't tied to Kinect with its presentations not being as overly staged as ones prior, at the very least they're not going to get an honest homerun out of things where Sony might.
MonkeyNinja  +   1015d ago
100% of your comment runs through my head every time someone tries to say that all of this bad publicity is good.

+ Well said
StrongMan  +   1015d ago
This makes sense. Nobody is expecting much from MS with the 720 so this leaves room for MS to impress a few people even if they put on an underwhelming E3 like the past 5 years. MS would shock the world if they stop renting out free apps through XBL but we know that won't happen.
Count  +   1015d ago
Underwhelming E3 for the past 5 years. Well, aren't you generous? Just short of saying they had underwhelming E3 ever since the release of the 360.
yesmynameissumo  +   1014d ago
Past 5yrs is a ridiculous stretch. 2yrs, maybe even 3. I won't be shocked if their reveal is similar to their E3s. A few exclusives, tons multiplatform games, and then Nike and Pizza Ordering.
Evil_Ryu  +   1014d ago
Day 1 for me!
Drummerdude41  +   1014d ago
In my personal opinion low expectations are never a good thing. It's never good to be held to a lower standard than one can achieve regardless of business or the idea that by pushing expectations lower a standard becomes greater. Not saying the next xbox is gonna be bad i just don't agree with this perspective.
DivineAssault  +   1014d ago
I think it helps somewhat.. I know theyre going to have a nice system & will have some features that no1 seen coming.. Im only interested in what kind of games the thing will have.. I couldnt care less about what else the thing does
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Jek_Porkins  +   1014d ago
People have low expectations? I didn't really look at it like that, I think Microsoft has been the victim of journalistic entrapment, where the media spreads false rumors in order to try and get a confirmation or denial from Microsoft.

I have the highest expectations in the world, I want to see the next Xbox, the interface, the features, the games, and I want to see them actually running on the next Xbox, not a PC with next Xbox specs.

So hopefully I'm not let down.
GalacticEmpire  +   1014d ago
"I think Microsoft has been the victim of journalistic entrapment"

Oh dear, the conspiracy theory defense, if only there was some kind of paper-thin metal head gear that could shield us from their thought manipulation rays.
Jek_Porkins  +   1014d ago
Microsoft was being very quiet, people were becoming impatient, so you start a rumor and try to goad someone into divulging information. It's a business tactic, and a businessman for some years now, I know it when I see it.

Anyway, I didn't have low expectations for the PS4 reveal, even though last year we heard DRM, and blocking used games, those are just rumors, and I prefer facts.
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grayfoxx881  +   1014d ago
Your comments become more incoherent with every post. Do you actually look at what you type before you submit it?

"I think Microsoft has been the victim of journalistic entrapment, where the media spreads false rumors in order to try and get a confirmation or denial from Microsoft."

Really? You actually believe this? All Microsoft had to do was simply deny the rumors. Instead, the company consistently states that they do not comment on rumors or speculation. It's Microsoft's fault alone.

"Microsoft was being very quiet, people were becoming impatient, so you start a rumor and try to goad someone into divulging information. It's a business tactic, and a businessman for some years now, I know it when I see it."

Please. Take your "business tactics" some place else. Your paranoia is hilarious. What really astounds me is that you troll this site on a daily basis, yet you went from two bubbles to five bubbles in roughly a week. Very odd.
Jek_Porkins  +   1014d ago
So let me get this straight, you think Microsoft just has to deny these rumors and everything will be okay? How about the fact that they hadn't even announced that there was going to be a next Xbox!

Do you not get that? Did you want them to announce the next Xbox by deny stupid rumors and speculation? I don't think so, that would have been a terrible way to do it, and I'm so, so glad that they didn't bow to the pressure of media and fools crying about rumors, stupid rumors.

They will show off the next Xbox on their own terms, the way they always intended.

Trolling? I never troll any topics, you might not agree with everything I say, but that doesn't mean I'm a troll. People can respect the way I say something, or my opinion.
grayfoxx881  +   1014d ago
Microsoft could have diffused much of the negative press by simply stating that they would never employ such requirements for their products. Does it make everything okay? Of course not, but a statement like that would paint the company in a much better light.

A statement like that is in no way an admission that a new console is on the horizon for their gaming division, and is hardly an announcement. Being a business man, I would think you could realize that.

And yes, you do troll, and often. It has nothing to do with the possibility of your views clashing with my own. It has to do with the fact that the things you post are so far off base, they're not even remotely realistic. It is more than obvious that your comments are biased. I don't think many people take your seriously, they are just tired of seeing your delusional comments.
maniacmayhem  +   1014d ago

Something tells me you still wouldn't believe it if MS even denied it.

Did Sony respond to rumors when they had a patent to block used games?

Did Nintendo respond to rumors about a 3DS XL?

Now all of a sudden you want MS to respond to rumors and leaks that have now since contradicted new rumors?

As I said before MS will respond, on May 21.
Supermax  +   1014d ago
Day one for the next Xbox,there's plenty of high expectations for me.
Why o why  +   1014d ago
Balanced people will wait and see but anybody who hasn't had their expectations adjusted by any of the rumours be it negative or positive isn't human.

If some can be hyped and their expectations heightened by rumours its a little hypocritical to chastise those who's expectations have been lowered.

The amount of negative press and the non response of ms has far outweighed the positive press and openness of ms respectively.
etownone  +   1014d ago
Day one for me...
KillrateOmega  +   1014d ago
Bad Press =/= Good Press
When it comes to consumer products, bad publicity DOES NOT equate to good publicity. Why some people insist on supporting the notion that it does is beyond me.

"My product shoots you in the face with a syringe of Ebola, then breaks down your self-confidence via name-calling! See all this negative press that we're getting? That must mean that people like what they see! Buy it!"

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VoiceMale  +   1014d ago
It's actually true in this case that bad publicity is good publicity ....ur just looking at it wrongly

This is not a case of bad publicity of an existing product like ur comment suggested...its about something that is not confirmed or reveal as for many it builds curiosity which could be good or bad, but curiosity nonetheless

Have u ever heard the phrase "no news like.bad news" it's just more appealing to ppl to read about bad news....the news networks have the highest traffic and viewers when bad news is dominant over good news....
Have u heard the other term "bad news travel fast" because of the bad rumors about the next Xbox it is more likely that ppl will hear about next Xbox that wouldn't normally know about it....sure me and u would know regardless cause we are avid site visitors and gamers over all else....but think about the casuals who don't but are still hearing from a buddy who is a gamer that is either praising the ps4 saying that it will do what the Xbox next won't like blocking used games...or a guy telling his buddy that Xbox next is gonna suck cause rumor has it, it will always need to be connected.....
My point is this bad news are and have always generate more interest and do travel faster and further......

With that being, said look how many ppl will be tuned in come may 21 with curiosity to find answers.....hardcore ps fans that will never buy an xbox will be front seat taking notice along side Xbox fans.....

It's kinda interesting to me ,but Sony is the only console company that uses numbers in counting order for their consoles......Nintendo ,sega,Atari,neo geo,and Xbox don't do it.....
And the ps controller is the only gaming console controller that has under gone the least visual differences from inception
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KillrateOmega  +   1014d ago
Eh, fair point :)

Also, yeah, I've never noticed that. Sony really is the only one that utilizes the ascending numbering system for their consoles. You'd think that they wouldn't be alone in this regard considering how commonplace that method is. Interesting...
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Conan-O-Brady  +   1014d ago
The correct phrase is "no news is good news".... This infers that if there is no news then everything is fine. The other phrase is simply spin that some political analyst or other shyster came up with.
WildArmed  +   1014d ago
Any publicity is good publicity.

It's the fastest way to get the word around!
yesmynameissumo  +   1014d ago
I don't think anyone has low expectations for the next Xbox. It will be interesting to see how much of their focus is on things other than gaming.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1014d ago
next xbox's low expectations?? whoa, i dont even know where to start.

1. the first biased comment
2. the stupidity of the article
3. who approved this crap?

as far as i know and see and hear everyone on my friends list and in real life i know have extremely high expectations, higher than the ps4's in fact. Just go out in to the real world and ask everyone or anyone besides sony biased n4g, I GUARANT-DAMN-TEE YOU that most will agree that they have higher expectations than the ps4.
grayfoxx881  +   1014d ago
"Just go out in to the real world and ask everyone or anyone besides sony biased n4g, I GUARANT-DAMN-TEE YOU that most will agree that they have higher expectations than the ps4."

Maybe you should attempt to visit other websites before posting comments that show others you have no idea what you're talking about. I visit several gaming websites daily, and people that post on those sites share similar sentiments concerning Sony and Microsoft with people on N4G.

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