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Microsoft disables YouTube comments following Xbox One reveal

Microsoft disables YouTube comments following Xbox One reveal (Microsoft, Xbox One)

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Shadonic  +   995d ago | Well said
MariaHelFutura   995d ago | Bad language | show | Replies(56)
Arai  +   995d ago
Yeah because the top comment was about PS4 in the url.
With 350+ likes, censorship really...Sony allows it on theirs.

It's just humor anyways, people/companies take the smallest of things way too serious.
duli14  +   995d ago
The url was a sign dude
Septic  +   995d ago
Why o why  +   995d ago
Lol... credit to you... I didnt think you had it in on to jek porkins
maxgamehard  +   995d ago
They didn't want anyone finding out what it really is, a water cooler that can change the channel.
BattleAxe  +   995d ago
Gotta love censorship. I think the people over at Xbox and at Microsoft in general love the 1984 model.
pkb79  +   995d ago
The 'Xbox double plus good' would have been a great name.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   995d ago
Lol daaaaamn.

But look this is good news MS is listening!

@Mystic right so they are listening. If they weren't they'd continue to let people bash and wouldn't care what people think.

MS could of played it off and spin everything into a positive and being big headed. And let people talk as if they're not there and continue to smile as they continue to spin things.

That would piss me of allot if MS took that approach.

Obviously MS feelings are hurt and probably a little angry at YT comments. Come on YT of all places? Now tell me who takes YT seriously?

You know MS is upset now.
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MysticStrummer  +   995d ago | Intelligent
Disabling comments means they're listening?


I'd say it means they don't want to hear what anyone has to say about it.
Thatlalala  +   995d ago
I think they get the idea though. I think they knew what had actually happened mid-conference. Everything since that moment ha been PR damage control bullshit.
dumahim  +   995d ago
Clearly they care so much what people think that they block the comments so they can listen to what people have to say.
Testfire  +   995d ago
They disable comments because the most popular comments are at the top. They don't want potential customers seeing those comments because most of them would probably be about how anti-consumer the Xbone is.
Imalwaysright  +   995d ago
Listening? Nah. They're trying to prevent potential customers of finding out about their anti-consumer practices.

Edit Testfire beat me to it.
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MariaHelFutura  +   995d ago
Youtube gets 4 billion hits a day.
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S2Killinit  +   994d ago
disabling comments means they dont want the news to get out. They want to keep people in the dark. Its fascist. Its censorship, lets call it what it is. I'm shocked that they would be so shameless.
kenshiro100  +   994d ago
How are they listening when they disabled comments? If anything, they're scared of the backlash.

Their arrogance will be their downfall.
solidjun5  +   994d ago
Damage control to the damage control.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney   995d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
NatureOfLogic  +   995d ago
MS trying to hide the truth.
aiBreeze  +   995d ago
I hope Sony's PS division are focused enough to deliver on a good E3 presentation. After this week, if I was them, I'd be on a 14 day celebration spree partying like the console war has already been decided.

It just gets worse and worse for Microsoft and they only have themselves to blame. Even if their marketing department can save them, the PS4 is going to be picking up some serious momentum, three of my closest friends who are all Xbox only owners, have already said that PS4 is their console next gen and judging by the comments on here, I'd say many other 360 owners feel the same way. On the flip side, I doubt hardly any ps3 owners feel the need to switch to the Xbox One.
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Godmars290  +   995d ago
More like putting your fingers in your ears and going "la-la-la-la-NOT-LISTENIN G!"

And they need to listen.
Syntax-Error  +   995d ago
I stated that 2 days ago...DAMAGE CONTROL!! Notice every gaming site has someone from MS trying to calm the consumers down as if we made this shit up. Like we came up with this foolishness all by ourselves. Those MORONS have no clue that they were the ones that shot themselves in the ass. Their unveiling practically made them look like they don't get it. FIRE WHOMEVER THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA
monkey nuts  +   994d ago
Ms know full we'll what they're doing. Non gaming folk (who they want to buy xbone) will see these damage control articles on main stream sites like the huffpo and think ' oh it's just those geeky gamers freaking out over nothing again, fools, look at the potential of the xbox1. Cloud computing is the future. I'm sold'.

And that's what ms does. They sell us the product they want us to have and not the product we want. The shame of it ........
Shadonic  +   995d ago
117 likes,like master chief. Ill miss you always Halo Q.Q
BX81  +   995d ago
I was working during the reveal, but skimmed through the recorded version. I was let down. Did MS actually come out and say they were saving people's faces on a cloud server?
MariaHelFutura  +   994d ago
No. In an interview after. When you create a profile and Kinect scans your face, you can sign in to you profile by just standing in front of the Kinect. This is the thing, because of the 'always on' cloud system you can step in front of another Xbone Kinect camera and it will sign you in by recognition, it's not magic MS is storing your identity at their HQ. Microsoft just increase there servers to 300,000 (I believe it was 10,000-20,000 before). That mixed w/ the fact the console, required Kinect to be connect or it won't work. Just look at the whole situation, you do the math.
BX81  +   994d ago
Thanks, I didn't hear that. If connect is required for the Xbox to work, I'm not even gonna bother. I don't see how MS thinks this is a good idea.
GT67  +   995d ago
MS disable youtube comments ..... gee i wonder why???
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DA_PRGamer  +   994d ago
its too late for damage control, they just now trying to convince people that they did everything right!! so its more like WRECKAGE CONTROL!!! MS its done!!
indysurfn  +   994d ago
I knew it! They are now trying to control our expression! This is the next step, they will try to retrack every video of their press conference! So that they can say that Phil Harrison the VP did not say those things about there being a used game fee. A periodic check of internet connection to their servers. Reactivating a used game. A fee for a used game(they did not say if the seller or buyer paid it). Also they want to hide the fact that if you use it with or as your cable box it will check the internet to continue playing tv! That way if internet goes out so does your tv!

What if xbox servers are attacked for 23 days like Sony's was you cant play games OR watch TV for 23 days straight!

So to combat this, everyone can download the press conference to your pc! Then later we can upload them to our favorite sites. One free way to download it is with a software called ILIVED. I love it it is free.
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1nsaint  +   994d ago
I actually dont wanna defend MS since i feel like they stabbed me in the back with the gay ass reveal, but none of the videos on the xbox channel have a comment section.

If i remember right, they've always disabled the comment section.

Pretty hilarious it says ps4 in the url though xD
Legion  +   994d ago
Fanboy control.
eliasg  +   994d ago
no damage control, sony fanboy control to be honest. Well done Microsoft!!!
Simon_Brezhnev  +   994d ago
I'm just glad all the fanboys are uniting for once. Hopefully if we can stop this we can stop the DLC on disc milking.
stage88  +   994d ago
Spyware in your own house is fu--ing creepy.
malol  +   994d ago
MS is butthurt !!!
kenshiro100  +   994d ago
Oh, that backlash is hurting them alright. It serves them right for thinking gamers are stupid in the first place.
FOXDIE  +   994d ago
This just goes to show what a joke MS has become in the eye of gamers. Fanboy or not, no real gamer liked the press conference and no gamer liked the aftermath with used games etc!
malokevi  +   994d ago
They're probably sick of listening to 14 year olds complain about how they can't borrow games.

boooooo hooooooo.
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TAURUS-555  +   994d ago
microsoft shut quit the console biz, they just dont know anything about gamers.

xboxone is dead.
DarkBlood   995d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
swansong  +   995d ago
Warning will robinson,warning!!! Dr. Smith has let the cat out of the bag! lol
GT67  +   995d ago
But Dr. smith we need the cat. "DANGER'DANGER" will robinson that dose not compute. my sensor indicate x1 is a failure. Robot bends down uuuugh. Robot raise up
X1 you are a bubble head boobie.
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Majin-vegeta  +   995d ago
Hahahhhahh oh god this has got to be the best week ever of a console reveal xDDDDD.
kenshiro100  +   994d ago
I know, right?
420Tokes  +   995d ago
I knew this was gonna happen too much butt hurting sad micro$oft is sad
Slysi  +   995d ago
I'm going ps4,I might get a ps3 to build my trophies up ready for next gen. I want a games console not another tv box,I have sky for that
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ZodTheRipper  +   995d ago
Good plan, you won't regret it. Unlike Microsoft, Sony is still releasing high quality games regularly, Last Of Us, Beyond or GT6 being the perfect examples. And you still have enough time to catch up on must-play games like God Of War, Uncharted, Journey, Metal Gear 4, Ni No Kuni, or Little Big Planet.
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bjmartynhak  +   995d ago
Don't forget Infamous and Heavy Rain! =D
Imalwaysright  +   995d ago
How dare you forget about Demons Souls?
Chunky_2336  +   995d ago
also get the MGS legacy collection, it comes out next month, It includes all MGS games minus few of the PSP games.
The_Blue  +   995d ago
Damn why are there so many XBOX ONE articles?
Qrphe  +   995d ago | Funny
It's the next water cooler
excaliburps  +   995d ago
Haha! And don't forget, "Rocket Science!" XD
maxgamehard  +   995d ago
And it a remote to change the channel
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Rusty515  +   995d ago
This is just starting to get pathetic, Microsoft. You fucked up. Admit it. And then fix it. It's not that hard.
chaos-lockheart  +   995d ago
It's very hard for them. MS is just like most of those Fanboys, ignorant + conceited + arrogant + supercilious.
Qrphe  +   995d ago
Hopefully MS does some serious backpedaling with their policies and whole take on 8th gen
Saints94  +   995d ago
Well how did they not expect this to happen? Can't even damage control well.
Godmars290  +   995d ago
Its called going into something without a clue. Which given that there were tons of "requests" over the online rumor, leaves less of an excuse.
rainslacker  +   994d ago
They probably thought there would be some vocal discontent on their policies(and arguably no matter what people would hate on them even if they were awesome). I mean I'm sure they saw the stuff about the rumors that popped up last month about all this. But all that did settle down pretty quickly. They probably thought that it would be like that again. We'd bitch for a few days, then it'd just go away to come up from time to time where no one would care anymore.

Now that much of that stuff is confirmed, at least in part, people are mad, and they just want it to go away...even blaming the media for the misconception.

I don't think they expected such a large part of their online fan base to go almost silent for several days, or worse, completely tell MS to go to hell, which is what is happening(side note: I think they broke greenpowerz). They probably thought their loyal fans would champion their cause, kind of like they did with the rumors where they just said "wait and see", or "it's just a rumor", or worse told us how it might be a good thing for whatever reason they could think of to make a blog post.

I know in the future when bad rumors come up, I'm going to point to this exact moment in time to show why we should be discussing issues before they get implemented.
Cueil  +   994d ago
Console world... meet Steam... if the sales and pricing reach Steam levels all of this will be forgotten... also you don't think EA dropped their online pass because just Microsoft is putting in something to deal with the after market do you?
Spacemagic  +   995d ago
sandman224  +   995d ago
Microsoft will not get me on there side. They need to delay the release of the console and rebuild it with gaming in mind. Then release it holiday 2014. Then I'll buy one.
Benjaminkno  +   994d ago
I'm not a big fan of MS, but I'll probably get one when the price drops.
TKCMuzzer  +   995d ago
Is there nothing they don't want to control?

Ooh disagree's, even jokes are not welcome.....
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OrionNoctis  +   995d ago
Might be karma fucking with MS (if such thing exists)
the only real solution as i see it would be trow the Xbone to the dumpster and start from scratch wich would probably give Sony a year head start but as i see it it would be more beneficial to MS in the long run...
memots  +   991d ago
I said that exact same thing 3 days ago lol.

"Well Sony been dealing with bad press for years for things that are not even close to this major screw up.

Karma is a bitch #24
3d ago by memots | View comment"
GreenRanger  +   995d ago | Funny
I'm surprised that Microsoft hasn't bought N4G, banned everyone and filled the place with accounts that their employees were forced to create.
I'm sure it'll happen soon.
TKCMuzzer  +   995d ago
Does that mean TV will come to N4G?
MariaHelFutura  +   995d ago

News For Cable.
DigitalRaptor  +   994d ago
@ Maria

Bubble for Funny.

And good job in standing up against Microsoft after being a 360 owner. You don't even have to be a fanboy to understand how f**ked up this situation is for gamers and consumers.

MS needs to be smacked out of this industry, before it f**ks up the industry even more.
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Cueil  +   994d ago
N4G network already covers TV on a sister site
SMGP   993d ago | Spam
6DEAD6END6  +   995d ago
They are digging themselves deeper and deeper in a hole right now. I mean come on this is not necessary, it's kind of like they really want to be seen as the big brother type with this and Kinect spying on people and blocking used game. M$ get your act together or just let Sony's stock rise for all I care at the end of the day I win :)
Max-Zorin  +   995d ago
They need to back out their EA relationship, they're not worst company in America for nothing. And they need to drop the anti consumer nonsense. Otherwise they're really trying to die. Disabling comments is only damage control at it's finest.
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Nocando  +   995d ago
So are Microsoft greedy or anti consumer? You can't be both.
rainslacker  +   994d ago
Those two things more often than not go hand in hand. Control is the ultimate form of greed.
Benjaminkno  +   994d ago
Maybe that's why EA has reconsidered making games for Nintendo.
I don't mind their games, they just have bad business practices.
... and they killed Dead Space.
NateCole  +   995d ago
Not looking good. Feels like they are still going ahead with their policies.

Sad really. As much as gamers don't like it a lot of xbox fans will still buy it.

Gone will be the good old days where you just buy a game, a complete one at that, pop it in and play.

Gone will be the days you buy a game and you own it completely and do whatever you want with it be it give it away to family and friends like you can do with any other product you buy with your own money.

If this is the future of gaming then it really is a fucked up future.
Silly gameAr  +   995d ago | Well said
What I said about MS was true and I lost a bubble over it. Bubble well spent.
ssj27  +   994d ago
bubble for you in the name of freedom!! well said..
Benjaminkno  +   994d ago
I don't know what you said, but bubble up anyway
solidjun5  +   993d ago
Even though the bubble system is broken -you've been at 2 for a while now- i'll bubble you up mate. +1
Must be wall to all abuse for this to happen!
WeAreLegion  +   995d ago
PANTHER1030  +   995d ago
Game over Micro... censorship....
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rainslacker  +   994d ago
"Please attach your Kinect sensor and pay the $59.99 fee to restore freedom for one year. But play nice, or we'll do it again."
Sharius  +   995d ago
here go the speech freedom
Beahmscream  +   995d ago
Remember guys. Vote with your wallet. Let's bring this shitty console down to send a message!
GribbleGrunger  +   995d ago
Isn't this proof that MS are willing to interfere with the media in order to hide the truth from consumers? What will happen when you invite this into your homes and do it under the scrutiny of Kinect? People really need to consider what they are doing here. It's bad enough having cameras on every corner here in Britain but having one in your home too! Think carefully people.
SMGP   993d ago | Spam
darkpower  +   995d ago
So....Anita Sarkeesian runs Microsoft now?
Chapter11  +   995d ago
What better way to deal with criticism than to ignore it?
user3050031   995d ago | Spam
dark_101  +   995d ago
Welcome to the university of N4GYOLO
List of our recent majors:

Finance: stocks and values for a whole company base on a department.

Marketing: defending consoles even if they suck

Software and hardware engineering. analyze rumored specs for a certain console and converting them into facts

Prescience: knowing games before announcing and know how much they will suck

And now, introducing our new major:
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sigh up for our PHD program !!
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KarrBOMB  +   995d ago
So you're still buying into this MS disaster? You've obviously missed the important details then. Ohh, and I prefer my 360 to my PS3 now, just smart enough to know when stick with only Sony, as opposed to letting MS control too much and have their hands in to many pockets.
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