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Submitted by PLASTICA-MAN 992d ago | news

Scandal: Applause and cheering at the Xbox One reveal didn't come from the press

Many of you heard the enthusiastic applause and cheering during the Xbox One reveal, but when showing the public, all of them were holding their tablets. So Some of journalists who attended the event confirmed that :

Jeff Gertsmann:

Adam Sessler (link below): (Industry, Microsoft, Xbox One)

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NeverEnding1989  +   992d ago | Well said
I was wondering why you could hear applause but couldn't see any hand movement in the first few rows.

Edit- And we need a real article, not a Twitter post

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nrvalleytime  +   992d ago | Well said
#justthebegining? Of what? Not sure where you're going with this one.

As a side-note, this has been standard practice for years in the gaming industry, for better or worse. Sony didn't do it during the PS4 announcement, and people commented how quite it was at times.

The worst part, however, was the times these hired people chose to clap. No logical person could have gotten that excited over timed FIFA exclusivity or "Xbox, watch TV." At least try to maintain the illusion Microsoft.

As a final thought - this doesn't make it right. But we definitely shouldn't act like this is a new thing and make a bigger deal of it. It's been a problem for a long time, and the gaming market needs to decide how it wants to present its products.
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Enemy  +   992d ago | Well said
Lmao well this is awkward.
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Masta_fro  +   992d ago
I knew it!
Rainstorm81  +   992d ago
I agree the thing that got applause kinda had me confused....

I was getting diappointed by the lack of games shown but the crowd was applausing every media aspect shown, at first i thought the crowd was more mainstream media and less gaming media.
Parapraxis  +   992d ago | Well said
#justthebeginning #oftheend #dealwithit
hesido  +   992d ago
I thought there were more sports journalists than gaming journalists.
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gta2800  +   992d ago
My initial reaction was that Microsoft invited a bunch of friends to the event so they could kiss their ass with all the enthusiastic clapping. But I guess it makes sense now.
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Kevin ButIer  +   992d ago
The event was held a at the MS campus... no surprise
alien626  +   992d ago
no wonder it sounded fake and all i saw was the press typing on their laptops. plus sounded out of place like if it was record before hand.
darren_poolies  +   991d ago
I'm pretty sure they didn't announce FIFA exclusivity, just an exclusive mode or some crap.
aceitman  +   991d ago
its an informercial if u want ur 20$ u better clap and 10$ bonus goes to the best clapper.
Hayabusa 117  +   991d ago
I wondered why the yanks were applauding the announcement of a FIFA game...

If this is common practice in game events then, I applaud (though not loudly) Sony for not doing it at their announcement. The way of honesty and sincerity is the way to go, not superficial approval.
Hayabusa 117  +   991d ago
"The event was held at a the MS campus.."

And they still had to fake the cheering...
Cueil  +   991d ago
if by hired your mean Employees... because that's who they were
Unlimax  +   991d ago
The moment where the applause and enthusiasm exaggerated at the Tv app Made me feel strange !

And after all in the end it turned a Fake Audience ಠ_ಠ

Your days are numbered M$ .
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Shadow Flare  +   991d ago | Funny
Apparently it wasn't applause at all. It was people driving out of the gravel car park as fast as they could
sikbeta  +   991d ago
Sony does the same every E3
Go to the blog, they choose people to fill the first rows of seats...
inveni0  +   991d ago
I actually messaged a friend during the live stream and said, "Looks like they hired clappers..." You can tell the difference between excitement and acting. If it was legitimate happiness, it still would have sounded different. Not so forced.
Man2bFree  +   991d ago
This is the least amount of dislikes i ever seen in comments lol
piroh  +   992d ago
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gano  +   992d ago
sorry m$ doesn't have that.
BrunoM  +   992d ago
Lol it's so sad lol and funny at the same time ..

Well it does explain why I was watching it and was getting depressed about it no live demo at all of any game .. And some how all those people clamping for tv crap and things that no one who owns a tv would clap for lol

Well playing cheering and clamping off speakers will do it haha so sad solo solo sad lol
InfamousBlackGuy  +   992d ago
They don't need to clap; the kinect does it for you...

Seriously though, it's a sad thing when you need to stage your own accreditation so that the live viewers don't think your product is completely worthless. I was wondering why some of the presenters gave that awkward gesture almost as though they expected a bloody encore.
JeromeNtheHouse  +   991d ago
Totally! I knew something was odd. Lot of these presentations are always so lame anyway. Even if they're showing something cool, jus the way the go about it is so dumb.

The clapping and cheering was so blatanly fake tho. You can totally tell they were paid actors.
theoneb  +   991d ago
This is shameful and as a gamer who has made this a part of my life since Atari 2600 the whole wii success story was a puzzling thing. I always thought that something wasn't adding up.

So a google search reveals that yes the wii sold alot of hardware but not many games other than first party, mario is magic. Why I wondered? Well my theory is that casuals dont buy games nearly as often as a hardcore gamer like myself. Hell I have over 50 games on my hard drive alone. A person only needs to look at the wii u to see that casuals just dont care about games that much.

The only reason I think the wii was successful is because it was cheap and pop culture did the advertising. So what does this have to do with MS? I highly doubt that gold will be struck twice in the casual market especially if the price is>200. I believe they have dug thier own grave. I already have a cable box and android phone for casual crap. I want my gaming machine to do what those divices cant!!!
MarkusMcNugen  +   991d ago

"I already have a cable box and android phone for casual crap. I want my gaming machine to do what those divices cant!!!"

Your cable box and android phone can run Call of Duty, WatchDogs, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, etc...

I really need to get one of those magical devices that can play games for other platforms.
theoneb  +   991d ago
@ Markus

well technically yes a phone could run a version of call of duty or any other game it would just look like ass. I love to have the best looking games period no matter which platform and right now next gen looks to be a wider gap power wise than we had this gen.

To me a console focuses on casual gaming to make up for short commings in the power department. You dont need alot of power for kenect games lol
GiggMan  +   992d ago
I just posted the same thing in another article. I figured MS planted people in the audience to try to stir ovations lol. If you listened closely all the cheers sounded like they came from the same group of people.
Gardenia  +   992d ago
And they were cheering for things that was not impressive at all. Make sense now
Raccoon  +   992d ago
These people have now gone to a whole new low.... The only thing in my room that has to do with Microsoft in my room is my laptop and even that change soon thanks to these deceitful bastards and their damn subscription fees to access more fees...
joe90  +   992d ago
Seems like Neogaf just nit picking on Xbox. why the hell are we getting news of who clapped and who had a tablet in there hand on N4G.

Xbox1 already getting major hatred on N4G for some reason.

Just let it be, if you own a PS3 or PC even a Wii U, why bother about what MS doing. as long as you get your games and enjoy your system then you are safe of what microsoft are selling.

One thing i am glad about is MS biting the bit and going Blu-ray, sony got the right product with bluray.
stuna1  +   992d ago
We sure know what you're getting on launch day!
Studio-YaMi  +   992d ago | Well said
Some are hating because they are fanboys,others have all the right to be pissed at what was revealed,this doesn't even come CLOSE to what Sony showed and talked about on their PS4 reveal !

3 games(1 is a racer)& 4 sport games
total of 2 exclusives and the rest is multiplatform.

Underwhelming architecture which they try to lie and call "rocket science" & then all that kinect 2 & interacting with your TV crap !

If you're not pissed,then that's fine,but don't expect lots of "gamers" not to be !
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gamertk421  +   992d ago
It was a shorter version of what Sony did. Swap the long game play vids for the actual hardware. E3 is where things will get interesting. Of course you Sony fanboys will say you loved the PS4 show and hated, the Xbox1 reveal, just like us Xbox fans say the opposite. That won't change.
joe90  +   992d ago
Stuna1 what am i getting launch day?

I play PC but i am swayed more towards PS4 if i DO buy a console next gen.

I just wanna switch on my gaming device sit back,relax and play, can not be bothered with this shouting at the computer for it to change channel.

Good games, K/B or Controler and that will do me.

EDIT: i see i got a bag load of disagrees for my last comment, what is wrong with people these days. i just said don't like it, don't buy it....simplez.
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stuna1  +   992d ago
It was just a joke, I'm sorry if I offended you.
Hayabusa 117  +   991d ago
Oh yes, I'm a Microsoft Fanboy, that's why I'm screwing and getting on the hate wagon, I have every right to, they have disappointed me, bitterly...

Sure, I'm going to get a PS4, I didn't need MS to flop to convince me to do so, Sony just needed to make the right moves which they did, but I was hoping there'd be room for two consoles in my life next point now.

I'll give them 'till E3, but if they don't show any convincing game, then it's bye bye Microsoft for me, they've been getting away with this shit for far too long. People hated on Sony when they started shoving bull-crap into peoples faces, why should Microsoft not get the same treatment?

It's about games, not f*cking brand loyalty.
FITgamer  +   991d ago
@Joe90 "if you own a PS3 or PC even a Wii U, why bother about what MS doing." First that sentence should end with a ?, second M$ is Sony's biggest competition so people should care what they are doing good or bad.
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pop-voxuli  +   991d ago
Its not just N4G, I havent seen anything but hatred from any website.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   992d ago | Funny
GenericNameHere  +   992d ago
Is that a "thing" now? Ehh what the heck. I'll join you. The Sony conference also disappointed me, but it didn't prepare for how horrible today's MS X1 event was. Wait for E3 you say, but that's what fans have been saying for the last 3 years. I'll stop joining you if Microsoft doesn't deliver again. But until then...

ThatCanadianGuy514  +   992d ago
You gotta admit, man.The 4>1 is pretty catchy.
Flipgeneral  +   992d ago
Yeah, the over done applause annoyed me too . But you guys need to keep in mind that this was at the Microsoft campus

The entire presentation was ass though.

PS4 for me
Cueil  +   991d ago
listening skill level 1

They told everyone last week that this wasn't about games and was to introduce the console. They even said it at the start of the event... they said it TWICE... once asserting what this was about and shortly after telling you that E3 was going to be focus completely on games and so they were not going to show this.

I'd agree with some of this crap about not showing games if they didn't tell everyone that they were not going to show games. In fact it was one of the top articles on this site just last week if I'm not mistaken.
S2Killinit  +   991d ago
your missing the point bro, whats eating me isn't that I think they don't have games. The problem here is that they aren't focused on games. How can they introduce a Gaming machine for the first time and focus on Non-gaming properties? Its supposed to play games! tell me about the games, what are the specs? What type of games will it focus on? kinect? hardcore? MS is just not in it for the games anymore.
SegataSanshiro  +   992d ago
Segata Sanshiro is disappointed. Time to say bye bye to MS.
shoddy  +   992d ago
Sad day for gamers
TwistedMetal  +   991d ago
Ms has been feeding you all lies from the begining and even with the x360 to control you and cheat you all. its time for the return of the playstation. let the dark knight rise baby. ms can take our lives, but they will never take our freeeeeeedddddooooommmmmmmm!!! !

playstation 4!!!!!! iiittttsss Tiiiimmmmeeeee!!!!
RankFTW  +   991d ago
You're mental but I agree.
JoGam  +   991d ago
Can't believe this day will come....... I actually agree with you NeverEnding.
bub16  +   991d ago
i did see a real article about this yesterday, apparently it was the Xbox employees sitting at the very back cheering
jjf  +   991d ago
a bit off topic but I was wondering weather the Kinect demo was faked, it seems all the good responsive kinect demos on 360 were so should we all swallow this demo as indicative of the final hardware?
drizzom  +   991d ago
I'll be looking forward to Adams next 'Sessler's Something' to hear about this...
Sony360  +   991d ago
I agree with you but please stop with the stupid hashtag posts.
NarooN  +   991d ago
Wow, this is definitely the worst console reveal ever. They even had to fake the appreciation in the audience. This is beyond shameful.
nosferatuzodd  +   991d ago
well I've bin saying it for years how unscrupulous ms is but no one believe me now its out in the open
just like how they pay some guy over a 100million to create the scroogle ad and pay people to talk bad about samsung galaxy s 3 on facebook and it back fired on them good will always triumph over greed and MS is has Greedy has they come
Prcko  +   989d ago
Catoplepas  +   992d ago

That's hilarious.
LOL_WUT  +   992d ago
I guess the audience wasn't too enthusiastic about the revealing ;)
raWfodog  +   992d ago
I thought it was coming from an applause track.
GiggMan  +   992d ago
I also thought it was funny how the presenters "hammed" it up during the applauses. As if it were warranted. lol
Cam977  +   991d ago
I guess there was only ONE guy clapping.
That's effing hilarious, that's a huge fail
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bicfitness  +   992d ago
Honestly, what game journos would get excited for like 45 minutes of Kinect integration and a bunch of cable-box stuff? Between this, crappier specs, the "used game fee" and their recent "we purposely didn't target high end graphics" admission of defeat (surprised no one made a story of it yet, here you go: MS better hope they can throw enough advertising dollars at the problem to make it go away.

This is a Wii U level disaster in the making. Moreso, because it was MS' game to lose.
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torchic  +   992d ago | Funny
from a commentor in the link you provided:

"Japan is just so smart.
The whole Wii strategy was just there to lure Microsoft
into a wrong strategy so Sony can reclaim the throne."

M-M  +   992d ago
LOL it's funny how much sense that makes.
raWfodog  +   992d ago
Nintendo was the sacrificial goat needed for Japan to regain its honor :)
stuna1  +   992d ago
Bubbles++++ if I could give you ten I would!

The crows are home to roost, there's no other way to put it! Especially if you have a formula that has worked for you an entire generation, why change something that isn't broken or in Miicrosoft case something that you didn't know was broken!?
GenericNameHere  +   992d ago
To counter those stupid Xbots who say N4G is a Sony fanboy's heaven...

You guys are stupid. The media is biased, filled with Xbox fanboys. Look at most reviews. They almost always review the Xbox 360 version of games. Look at Machinima. Xbox fanboy heaven. Those YouTube "celebrities"? They play on Xbox 360 because they are biased and will get them more views. Blah blah blah blah Xbox bias blah blah blah media blah!
BlaqMagiq24  +   992d ago
Don't bother. Trying to talk sense to Xbox fanboys is like talking to a wall. They're ignoring the truth and are willing to shell out money to a company that alienates their fans even more now with the Xbox One.
JamieL  +   991d ago
@ BlaqMagiq24
You-"Trying to talk sense to Xbox fanboys is like talking to a wall."
Corrected-"Trying to talk sense to ANY fanboy is like talking to a wall."
Don't for 1 second act like the PS3 super zealots are any better. Just because they share your opinion doesn't make them "better".
BlackTar187  +   991d ago
Jamie 100% agree. All Fanboys are ridiculous its kinda what the term stands for.
Sony360  +   991d ago
Your argument basically boils down to

"no u"

All fanboys are retarded, for both Sony and Xbox.
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hesido  +   992d ago
Neogaf is currently doing maintenance! I guess they are running on a windows server? Is MS trying to supress the initial let-down? #conspiracy #kidding #wtfamIdoinghashtagging
sasmanator  +   992d ago
That's a new low...
stage88  +   991d ago
Don't worry Microsoft will most definitely get lower than that next gen.
Godmars290  +   992d ago
When hasn't MS had some element of their presentations staged?
Conan-O-Brady  +   992d ago
It's hard to tell whether you like that sort of thing or are just pointing out the obvious. The average Spike viewers not gonna know that it was all staged, hell the majority of them are completely oblivious to MS's smoke and mirrors practice.
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Root  +   992d ago
I thought something was up when they were cheering just for the guy moving his hand on Kinect. I was like

"We've seen this before at the past two E3 conferences"

This is so bad
ziggurcat  +   991d ago
greenpowerz to chime in, and claim PS4 demos were on PC (even though dev kits don't look anything like the retail or even test kits) in 3... 2... 1...
Christopher  +   992d ago
G+ Hangout people will attest that I said from the get-go that it sounded too 'feminine' to be coming from the usual gaming/tech pressers.

Kind of funny, but, to be expected in this day and age.
Reborn  +   992d ago
I'm just curious to how this pricing will work. If that is bundled in, does that increase price? Or will they offer it without kinect?
papashango  +   992d ago
They mentioned the Kinect being an anchor. I'm also interested at how much this "anchor" is supposed to cost.
thehitman  +   992d ago
They said kinect will come with every xbox "one". Take what you want from that also apparently xbox wont work w/o Kinect connected to it.
GABRIEL1030  +   992d ago
Kinect is mandatory.
ricochetmg  +   992d ago | Funny
They could at least have put usher up there to dance.
Ninja_G_Aidan  +   992d ago
Probably the best comment I've seen so far!
coolmast3r  +   991d ago
LMAO man, my stomach =D
Newmanator  +   991d ago
Hahaha no truer words have ever been spoken!
00  +   992d ago
Ha ha
that's pretty funny and sad at the same time.
Arai  +   992d ago
Lol....I was wondering what the hell was going on as I was watching.

Because everyone was louder and more enthusiastic (in comparison to the PS4 reveal).

Oh man this is one for the history books...
ApolloTheBoss  +   992d ago
It's like they ENJOY shooting themselves in the foot.
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grassyknoll  +   992d ago
Forced installs, no functioning without Kinect, online fees for borrowed/swapped/used games (I imagine the Kinect might even be used to id you). The console is dead on arrival. I buy bloody everything, but there's no way I'm touching this.
Droid Control  +   992d ago
I knew it was fake!

''Have you ever wanted to do something else while watching TV?'' - M$ suit

''....'' - Audience

''Of course you have!'' - M$ suit

''....'' - Audience
blackbirdi  +   992d ago
i knew it !!!
Loki86  +   992d ago
I know this a bunch of bs..
Kratos_1986  +   992d ago
Alos88  +   992d ago
Paying for applause... pathetic.
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Kos-Mos  +   992d ago
Haha. Americans loves fake cheering. Mindless.
CoolBeansRus  +   991d ago
I like how you turned this into a anti-american comment. Good job.
Chapter11  +   992d ago
Didn't MS do this at E3 a few years ago?
KingMe42  +   992d ago
HA! Hahahaha. At this point its no longer about supporting the next xbox, it's just about selling it. Once it's sold they don't seem to care.

All about appearance for them now, no depth.
Studio-YaMi  +   992d ago
The whole thing just sounded and felt "BS" to me,The only decent and interesting game I saw was Quantum Break,Forza 5 seemed much of the same and not on-par with Drive Club,a bunch of sports games which are multiplatform & COD : Ghosts was just a "meh" compared to what I've seen from Battlefield 4 !

I'm not satisfied one bit
ohh .. and they can keep their "interact with your TV" bull !
Nodoze  +   992d ago
Microsoft - we have to pay people to applaud our efforts.

I don't care what is being sold, that is cheap and low brow.

Oh and why did the indian guy keep putting his hands in his pockets when he went to interact with the Xbox. Something seemed a little off. A bit TOO good. Like it was recorded.
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Loki86  +   992d ago
Even though there have been several hands-on reported basically confirming the Kinect 2 works flawlessly, sigh.
Hicken  +   991d ago
How are the games? What do the hands-on reports say about them?
Nodoze  +   991d ago
Oh Hicken that was just cruel!!

Loki you are still blathering on about Kinect huh.

Newsflash MS has abandoned core gamers. They are more interested in jocks now. I guess Kinect did work well with both Fantasy basketball and Fastasy football.

If that is what you are looking for, have at it.
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   992d ago
Xbox Go home,
first1NFANTRY  +   992d ago
Always knew M$ where a bunch of frauds who are best known for their shady practices but this is just another level of fail
monkey nuts  +   992d ago
It actually came across during the reveal, almost like the evil dude getting found out in some disney flick. All I got was ' we want your money, now look at this amazing exclusive (Forza5) WooooooooOOOOOO!'
GABRIEL1030  +   992d ago
Ops.. I thought that the cheers and applause were from Kaz and Sony's staff.

They were listening that in the Stock Exchange Sony ups 9% after the Microsoft conference.

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RandomDude655  +   992d ago
This isn't the first time
Sandmano  +   992d ago
I knew it! When I was watching the show I was like these guys sound overly enthusiastic this explains alot.
majedx9  +   992d ago
CGI audience only with M$.
Jamaicangmr  +   992d ago
Clearly Sony got Microsoft off balanced.
However this is a new low, i was wondering why are the applause for the TV crap, now i know. LMAO!!!

To use and only Playstation slogan.

Microsoft, "You are not ready"

Sony really tossed a wrench into their plans now they just seem to be scrambling.
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