Michael Fossbakk gives his thoughts on what MIcrosoft needs to do to ensure next gen supremacy.
It needs to not sound like a vacuum cleaner and actually work when it launches. Will not buy one at launch due to the prior RROD issue.
I understand you stated a bit of a troll in your reply to this article, but I'd point out that the original Xbox was built sturdy, the Xbox 360 had significant problems for 2 years, the Xbox 360s has had no major problems since its launch in 2010. That means they have made sturdy consoles the majority of the time. I'd also point out that Microsoft offered 3 year warranties for free to all Xbox 360 owners. It'd be like me saying I don't want to buy a PS4 at launch because I want to make sure their online network isn't hack-able. The past is the past, and their is risk with any piece of electronic device.
very good post bubble for you...i love when trolls get put in there place
"I'd also point out that Microsoft offered 3 year warranties for free to all Xbox 360 owners." only if you got the RRoD. you were S.O.L. on anything else outside of the initial warranty period. also, they had to be taken to court in order for that 3-year warranty to have actually happened because they denied it up until then. he is right, though... it does sound like a vacuum cleaner, which is why i never run any game off of the disc (i own the 360s model).
Wow ... the differance in maturity and plain out intelligence between the posts just shines through like the morning sunlight.
@jek your rebuttal to lion doesn't make sense because the 360's faulty hardware was Ms problem as they wanted to have a head start over Sony and the ps3 hack was done by people who wasted their time and got butt hurt over Sony removing Linux from the ps3.
The Xbox360 Launched in 2005 not 2010, and when it launched the Red ring of Death hit roughly 23 percent of the consoles. So basically 1 in 4 had Red ring of Death, I don't call that reliable or sturdy at all, I call that Epic Failure. Since the slim was introduced in 2010 failure rates have dropped to 12 percent, still high considering Electronics in general have a 2 percent fail rate.
The 3 year warranty only applied to the 3 bar RROD. I know cause i got the 2 bar after 2 years and tried to send it in, but they wouldn't except it. I'd also point out that all networks can be hacked.
@Jet_Porkins: I would also like to add a forgotten piece of news, but Sony had a DVD drive issue with the PS2 late in the cycle. They got sued for it, and years later settled. There was no extended warranty, and if you had the receipt you might have gotten a $30 refund, a game and MAYBE a refund of past repair, but that was a maybe. That was years afterwards, so in the meanwhile your PS2 was a paperweight. Nintendo also had an overheating graphics card in the Wii. They fixed it out of warranty for many people though. MS actually refunded people that had their Xbox 360 repaired, provided 3-year extended warranty, paid for shipping both ways, and provided extra compensation for delays. Point being, sh*t happens, but it is how the company treat you afterwards. Do they try to hide behind the short warranty, or they take action within their ability?
Looking at the Xbox slim and even the 360 with the Jasper(?) boards i think it is pretty safe to say that MS took care of those problems a long time ago. But you already knew that right?
They cut the fail rate to half, but it is still very high. SO i will say NO, they still never truely resolved it.
What a troll...someone is still living in 2009. The 360s is a very reliable and quiet machine...also the PS3 fat is very loud as well and I have had 3 go faulty on me, two becuase the Blu Rey player kicked the bucket and 1 just did not want to turn on, so if you are going to point fingers at one point fingers at the other
what sony and microsoft and all others need to do to win anything is 1st they need to outcompete the wiener wii's Metroid Other M's game-changing gameplay mechanics < fact
I'll be uprading my pc graphics card instead of buying the M$ console this gen because so few of its games will be exclusive anyway.
Ill be upgrading my 560 ti next year. Id hold of for one more year if possible!
I don't care about winning a generation, as long as they stay competitive, offer a great compilation of games, continue with Xbox Live as the standard of excellence that it has become. As long as they sell enough to continue making games and consoles I'll be happy. More competition equals better games and deals for the gamer's.
It needs an act of god.....and i dont believe in god.
thats just...kinda sad...for you. On topic, I don't think it needs an act of God, merely functionality that consumers see as a benefit. Something that will do a better job of something they already have.. games, dvr, online access on the TV. If MS makes a good argument in any one of those areas they have a done part of what they need to do.
Why is not believing in a character in a made up book written by numerous people sad? As to your reply about M$, most people already have all those things in their house, and are already comfortable with what they have, so i think M$ needs to ditch this "all in one" wonder machine that all the rumors are pointing too, and get back to gaming.
they need that in first party Studios designed specifically for core games.....o....or a time machine. as of right now they've already lost.
There's been like 10 "how Xbox can win next gen" articles. What gives?
Watch everyone that's jumping on Sony's bandwagon drop their jaws on May21. We haven't seen from Microsoft but I bet that the show will be a lot better than Sony. And Xbox Live is still on top by a mile. As for exclusive games, it didn't stop the xbox before, so why now??
You are in a maze
Just like every ps drone on this site.
Sony has not showed anything period. Everyone knows it, I was hoping to see something that was innovative, but came out with nothing that hasn't been shown before.
Sony is going to at least match Live. 7th gen isn't lasting forever. MS first party is garbage so I highly doubt our jaws will drop. Cod is on PS4 as well so MS should stop trying to pass it off as exclusive.
And how is Sony going to match Live? With the share button? I don't think so, and MS first party quality is your opinion. Sony first parties aren't going to sell systems by the numbers they need, ask Nintendo. I bought a PS3 for MGS4, now had it been on both, I may have never gotten a PS3 that early in the cycle. Times are changing, but as always May 21, we will know which looks better
What's it like living with a bridge over your head?
Sony may match what Live is now. Hard to say if they can compete what Live will become very shortly.
" As for exclusive games, it didn't stop the xbox before, so why now?? " Um it stopped microsoft from winning this gen and ending up in 3rd place after blowing a 9 million console lead over the PS3.
Just looked at the numbers on VGChartz. 77.24 for xbox 77.20 for PS3 Globally and the 360 has been the highest selling console for the last 22 months so... What numbers are you looking at??
PS4 + PC is the best choice you can make this Gen..
And you make this statement without having even seen what the next Xbox has to offer? No functions, games, release date, price point, service features.... Not sure that is the best idea, or brightest.
Knowing Microsoft, I don't need to see anything.
Kinect, Ryse, Forza, Kinect, Fable MMO, Facebook, Netflix, Kinect, Kinect and maybe some more Kinect.....Halo 5 teaser......Kinect.
iv'e seen 3 years of what MS had to offer for the 360 and up until now it wasn't pleasant for a sp platformer loving core gamer like me. If MS can't support its own console with new core ip's like Sony does for the past 3 yrs how can I trust MS not to do the same next gen?
If they charge to play multiplayer and lack variety, quantity, and quantity in core exclusives again it's a flop in MY books.
Good then go get them. The 720 will do fine without you i think.
you are what's wrong with this site
I'd have to disagree on the Xbox Live portion of the article. I still think playing online multiplayer should be pay to play, quality of life thing. But they certainly need to offer us more, like free games each month, to solidly put PlayStation back behind them.
if they come with backwards compatibility on day 1 then they have already won. We know sony won't have that. Not without gaikai and it won't be available on launch day.
No doubt, BC will make current Xbox 360 owners feel like the investment they made with their games will be well worth it because new contents, online play, achievements, will all be tied to a singe user tag even when migrating to a new hardware and that is a HUGE factor and shows MS care about their existing fanbase.
So true, haven't much cared about BC in the past but there are so many great XBLA titles that I would love it if they carried over.
"What numbers are you looking at?? " When it was annouced back in january. http://watchusplaygames.com...
I don't want anyone to 'win next gen'. Ideally it would be a 3 way photo finish ensuring each company stays in business for next next gen! If people keep pushing for the success of 1 platform we will all be paying £500 for a console and £100 per game before we know it!
Show up no one else has got anything I am interested in.
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