Submitted by Spectator1 871d ago | opinion piece

Microsoft has a lot to Prove on the 21st

gamrReview: "Even if the Always-on rumors prove to be untrue, Microsoft have a lot of work to do to fix their brand and prove to the community that an Xbox Infinity is worth having over the competition. The 21st is the perfect time to lay it all on the line, especially with E3 just around the corner. As it stands, many just don't see any reason to invest in Microsoft's next offering, and every day they don't fix that, the ire of the internet hate machine grows.

Now is the time." (Gears of War Judgment, Halo 4, Xbox One)

greenpowerz  +   872d ago
BLAH Blah blah...
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ThatCanadianGuy514  +   872d ago
Heh.It's funny because that song always comes to mind when i see you post your propoganda
Zuperman  +   872d ago
Correction, Microsoft has A LOT to prove to the GAMERS especially "teh" HARDCORE.
Runa216  +   872d ago
So journalists aren't supposed to state opinions, backed by facts, used to predict the future?

Damn, I'm doing this all wrong!
Tapioca Cold  +   871d ago
@ Runa216

Based on the articles posted on this site, you need to define that term 'journalist' my friend, cause i only read 90% garbage on here, writeen by uneducated children.
Runa216  +   871d ago
Truth be told, I can't think of any site that's particularly good. gamrReview is no different from any other publication, big or small, in my experience.

And in my time online I've come to learn that for some reason all media-centric journalism is considered a joke, so it wouldn't matter what the case, there'd be no pleasing you.
GalacticEmpire  +   872d ago
Very true, although they probably won't have enough time at the reveal event, which I believe was rumored to be an hour. There's always E3 shortly after though.

I'm expecting them to go casual crazy with the inital reveal then pander to the core at E3, just a gut feeling.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   872d ago
Doubt it.

Ms will tease some AAA first party just to get people talking and speculating (positively) then show them off as well as the rest at E3.

EDIT: Well low expectations for MS conference is the norm here. Like I said I'm 90% sure MS will tease first party line up first, Core games.

Debunk or confirm the rumors.

Then talk about Xbox Live/entertainment, TV stuff.

People have there doubts (allot of people) but I remain pumped and optimistic.
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GalacticEmpire  +   872d ago
I'm hoping they follow in Sony's footsteps and go full out core gamer focus but I'm uncertain that's their intent. If they can convince me they have a full core exclusive line-up with a guarantee of their future support for gaming then I'm onboard.

Most likely senario is they try and cater to both parties and end up spreading themselves thin but, like I said, I'm hoping the go gamer crazy!
Runa216  +   872d ago
I'm looking at mention of 'core' gamers, but really, I just like playing games.

Nintendo has always been good giving casuals great games to enjoy while also making their output good for the core gamers as well. Look at smash Brothers, as an example.

Sony has always been balanced, with a blend of bland gray FPS games like Killzone and Resistance, and the more colorful and toony platformers like LittlebigPlanet and Ratchet and Clank.

Microsoft, however, lacks that kind of depth or variety in their tone, preferring instead to stick to shooters and racers, for the most part. Not that there's anything WRONG with that, just that I feel it restricts their userbase, and it's why I prefer Sony and Nintendo over Mcrosoft.

and if Microsoft's presentation is anything like the last E3 and before, it'll be Kinect centric, with a dash of "oh, and look how awesome Call of Duty is on our platform!".

True_Samurai  +   871d ago
@GalacticEmpire the last thing I want is Microsoft to bring me forgettable exclusive titles -___- I didn't choose Microsoft so they would follow behind Sony. I chose them because they have Games/XBL Arcade/thousands of indie/Apps/TV/Social Media etc.
Hicken  +   871d ago
Ever heard of sour grapes?

Can't have it, so it must suck?

That's what your comment sounds like: because you aren't getting all those exclusives, they MUST be "forgettable." Pretty sad.

As for why you chose Microsoft, your list more or less says you didn't choose them at the start of this gen- to say nothing of last- because they didn't have much of that stuff until later in the gen. And now, Sony will have virtually all of the same things- though different services in some cases- so what leg-up will they have this time around?

In any case, what I want to see is a dedication to the core gamer, and hopefully less fees. I don't mind the TV deals and all that other stuff, so long as games are priority number one.
True_Samurai  +   870d ago
Um so basically you're upset because I made a comment about them forgettable exclusives? I own a ps3 and all them extra exclusives in MY opinion are forgettable no care for. I want my Xbox to stay true to their roots not copy almost everything. *cough* PlayStation All Star Battle*
vega275  +   871d ago
Microsoft doesnt have anything to prove to anyone. They have put out core games as well as expand their user base by cater to casuals as well. Unlike the competition they aren't puttimg out products as a "look we can do that too" then when it doesnt sell they abandon it. Ms has supported kinect with games as well as put out core games. But because they aren't retail they dont count. People want new ips outside of shooters. But kinect games dont count.

For every efford ms puts out. Its never enough because people need something to hate amd ms is just that company. They have and are still a success in what they are doing. People are still buying the console and games. So why copy a company thsts almost bankrupt when your making money.

If anything sony needs to prove that they can make money and recapture they fanbase they have lost to the 360. As well as prove to investors that the sony brand outside the playstation is still as strong as it once was and make profit without selling more assets or losing more money.
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urwifeminder  +   871d ago
Nothing to prove to me its my console of choice nothing else rates.
headblackman  +   871d ago
Microsoft has nothing to prove. all it has to do is continue making us happy by giving us the games that we love and on the network that we love while all being played with the controller we love. the Xbox is the baby company out of pc, Nintendo, and Sony. and the sad thing about that is that the student is now teaching and out mastering and performing the teachers. this is only possible with Microsoft. like it or not the crown will be taken again.
True_Samurai  +   870d ago
I hear you on that

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