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Jonathan Blow Criticizes Microsoft's Claim of Increasing Servers to 300K, Calls It A Lie

Game designer of Braid and now The Witness, Jonathan Blow is not very happy with the direction Microsoft is taking with the Xbox One. (PS4, Xbox One)

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ZodTheRipper  +   412d ago | Well said
This is marketing. They probably didn't even lie directly, they just said it in a way that it's more awesome than it is in fact. Like that rocket science BS lol
Enemy  +   412d ago
Jonathan Blow calling Microsoft liars. This s*** is getting real. As if I needed another reason to skip the Xbox One. Can't wait for The Witness.
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sengoku  +   412d ago
xbone unavailing is totally unraveling.
M$ never thought in there wildest dreams it would go down this badly. devs and gamers are revolting against much of what was unveiled.

on top of that they have as good as no time before E3 to do any radical changes to there presentation.

they cant show off any new gameplay that wasn't planed long before becasue it takes dev's months of time to prepare gameplay demos.

have to add that Jonathan Blow in my book at least goes down as a dev that dears to speak up while so many have yet to voice there opinion.
i can respect that.
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Blackdeath_663  +   412d ago
indie devs have been making remarks about MS for some time now because the still haven't allowed self publishing for independently developed games like sony and nintendo so i wouldn't be surprised at all if jonathan blow goes ahead and says something else.
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Cam977  +   412d ago
This is hilarious! Never have I seen such a self destructive reveal.
JokesOnYou  +   412d ago
yeah seems he's really pissed over the self publishing policy, can't blame him, but he should look on the bright side, theres plenty of money he can get from sony and nintendos platforms.
Foliage  +   412d ago
Microsoft is once again backing on the fact that their target audience has always been individuals who do not understand technology.

This has gone further with their exit from the hardcore gaming market; into the casual Kinect area.

They can bullshit about their 300,00 instances of virtual servers; passing it off as actual 300,00 dedicated hardware that doubles up as a magical CPU and RAM that will add to a 400% boost on the internal parts of the Xbone; but in reality most people know that such a fabricated system just isn't possible.

Blow is just one of many of us developers shaking our heads at this ridiculous crap. Not only have they shut many of us out; now they are fabricating specs. Good luck working on this horseshit platform.
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aGameDeveloper  +   412d ago
Microsoft may have been including on-demand rented servers from the likes of Amazon, in case they are needed to meet the demand.
minimur12  +   412d ago
'the xbox is the next watercooler'
loving all the positive xbox news!! lol
DonFreezer  +   412d ago
If he said the same for Sony you would curse him to his death so please shut your mouth ps fanboys.
Morpheuzpr  +   412d ago
Hmmm green tears are so tasty!!!! Teas, I mean green... teas.
Rhythmattic  +   412d ago
DonFreezer

But he didnt.......
showtimefolks  +   412d ago
E3 for MS can't get here soon enough, these indie developers who were with xbox360 and strong supports of MS now all of the sudden see Sony and Nintendo offering self publishing and they are making the switch

I have never seen such a bad console reveal in my 20 plus years of being a gamer, I know they are suppose to talk about it a E3 but I don' think they will change a lot

used games will have a fee
xblive is still a paid service no matter how anyone spins it of being better
you will need internet connection or no games after 24hrs
Cueil  +   412d ago
an egotistical asshat called Microsoft liars? There has to be some kind of amusing twist when the story comes out fully.
negative  +   411d ago
Oh you PSbore fanboys.....
nosferatuzodd  +   411d ago
sony and microsoft is in a rap battle, xbox one said>> sony you suck we have more money this is the year of the duck .

sony said my turn >>> sony said >>microsoft isn't it evil to live backwards check it out << live evil backwards 359 step backwards oh

Hard liquor, y’all full of DRM, remember
I tried to give Microsoft the large picture
Your Microsoft wasn’t no gamer, they're just another lost money grubber
You think it’s gangster to let a gamer love that TV more than their FPshooter
used the kineck camera to watch his son even around the corner?
Or leave your son out here alone to fend for himself, knowin that the kineck camera is government surveillance stalker,
Is your money being long worth your lifespan bein shorter? Huh? Microsoft

Zodd the immortal said >>Wow
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Alexious  +   409d ago
Finally, someone willing to point out their lies.
jujubee88  +   412d ago
Sick of it.
If people stopped talking about Xbox One tomorrow, I sincerely wouldn't miss it. :)
jujubee88  +   412d ago
Hey, I'm serious. I've lived this long without an Xbox in my life. Xbox One becomes obsolete tomorrow?

Fine by me. Fine by me. ^^
MariaHelFutura   412d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(11)
AsheXII  +   412d ago
Probably didnt lie directly? They said- Directly- They were going to have 300k servers worldwide.

Thats as direct as it gets.
kneon  +   412d ago
But did they say they were dedicated solely for use by XBox Live? They could just be part of their standard cloud offering, some of which is used by Xbox Live.
ltachiUchiha  +   412d ago
They also said they expect to sell 1 billion xbox ones. That just showed me how delusional they are.
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Elit3Nick  +   412d ago
@ltachiUchiha That comment shows how delusional you are, microsoft said a billion next-gen consoles, not just the X1...
nirwanda  +   411d ago
@elit3nick
They that just shows how delusional you are to beleave that.
You do relealize that when the xbone launches it will become current gen and therefore they won't ever sell any next gen consoles.
deafdani  +   411d ago
@Elit3Nick: you're absolutely correct. Still, I also think it's absolutely delusional to believe that it's possible to sell 1 billion next gen consoles in total.

Once sales for the PS3 and Xbox 360 have totally stopped dead in their tracks, the total of current console sales (including Wii) will amount to more than 300 million (which is already an insane number).

To expect next gen to sell more than TRIPLE numbers of what current gen sold is batshit insane, in my opinion. That's about 1/8th of the world's population! XD
Dlacy13g  +   412d ago
Not a lie... using Azure for their cloud...and its already a massive server farm. Blow is just a D Bag so honestly could careless if he believes its real or not.
ltachiUchiha  +   412d ago
They charge ppl now to play on p2p servers. They have false advertising showing a multiplatform game saying, "Only on xbox 360" when you can also play it on other systems. Smh
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PSVita  +   412d ago
@itachi- I may be wrong but I don't think I've seen any ads saying "only on xbox 360" for multi platform games. However they make it seem like that for a lot of games especially COD.
Cueil  +   412d ago
Blow is a DBag... 100 percent agree... people forget how he got angry at people enjoying his game for the gameplay and not for the meaning behind it
-Superman-  +   412d ago
Like Microsoft said: "Xbox 360 is best selling console 2 years row"

Yet he forgot to say only in USA, but worldwide it sold less than Wii and PS3
shadyiswin  +   412d ago
2 years in any region is a big deal,to be the largest selling region is an even bigger deal,i mean 2 years despite all those amazing ps3 exclusives all those discounted wii's and on top of a new system launch (wii u),2 years is an amazing feat,id boast and brag more if i was microsoft.
Dazzav01  +   412d ago
Tell 360 wen it out sells ps2 and its only sold million more than ps3 so it's not that great considering it had a year head start and it makes most its sales cause every ones first two 360's broke so they rob people blind but I do like the 360 so I'm not a ps fanboy just stating the facts.
dantesparda  +   412d ago
@shadyiswin

So if winning in one region is such a reason to brag about then by your logic, Sony should be bragging like a motherfvcker, they've been beating the 360 in every other region for well over 2 yrs now. Heck, even VGChartz has them tied worldwide, and you know vgchartz has always had the 360 ahead. So there goes 360's once 10 million consoles lead, gone and matched by PS3 in less time.

http://www.vgchartz.com/
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jimbobbeers  +   411d ago
Correct, however the two biggest gaming markets in the world are the US & the UK, to which the 360 leads by some way. Other countries in Europe are small in comparison to the money made in the UK & US. Japan is the 3rd, to which Sony & Ninendo will forever lock out.
dantesparda  +   411d ago
I dont know exactly what the numbers in the US and UK are, but does it matter more that 360 is selling more in 2 countries? (even if they supposedly are the 2 biggest markets) or that its selling more worldwide? See this is the problem with "side-taking", you'll latch on to any fact to make yourself feel better. I see it everywhere (like politics for example)
Gildarts  +   412d ago
So avalanche studios (Just Cause) is lying to us too?

http://www.edge-online.com/...

Coming from an ACTUAL Developer not indie.

This guy is lying too,
https://twitter.com/JamesSt...
Wired is also lying. everyone is lying.

Jonathan Blows(see what i did there?) comes of as just another mad Indie Developer to me. because of no self-publsihing.

Microsoft will introduce self-publishing if enough people complain about it. I bet they are working their ass of right now.

http://arstechnica.com/gami...
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forcefullpower  +   412d ago
Did you actually bother to read the links you just posted. they just confirm what Jonathan blow is talking about. Microsoft is bending the truth a lot.
onyoursistersback  +   412d ago
I can't believe that Xbox One is a all in one console, but!!!
It can't play it's old 360 games?!?
xDHAV0K24x  +   412d ago
Gotta move forward with the tech. Wanna play old shit keep ur old consoles. PS3 have been dicking the bc lovers for yrs!
Muerte2494  +   412d ago
My 60gig
PS3 disagrees with you. I guess it pays to be an early adopter.
Dlacy13g  +   411d ago
PS4 isn't backwards compatible either but to be fair Sony is looking to use Gaikai to offer up all those PS3 games again through their stream service... and most likely put that either behind PSN+ or just resell them again to you.
3-4-5  +   412d ago
as long as dev's and gamers are on the same side, we as gamers win. Winning = more good games

It's like Microsoft wants us to think it's just A....yet we know B,C,D & E are involved somehow but they won't tell us everything.

Then they go blame the media for us speculating on things they themselves never cleared up.

They keep saying " so and so cleared this up earlier....but then they go on to say things that unclear it right back up again"

Ego can destroy a company. When those running the show think they are smarter than they really are, things like this happen.
xxxxx01  +   412d ago
you have to love n4g.
went you need a good laugh n4g is here to help with you.

https://twitter.com/JamesSt...

http://www.wired.com/gadget...
dale_denton  +   412d ago
yeah, more severs for kinnect to spy on you is what they meant
Cyfyxtfg  +   412d ago
#HATE
malokevi  +   412d ago
Lol. I think this is the... 4th time, Johnny Blow has come out of the woodwork and lambasted Microsoft over rumours/speculation. Somebody's on the Sony payroll....
ChrisW  +   412d ago
The thing that's getting me here is the "x86 architecture"... which on PCs can only utilize up to 4Gbs of RAM. I'm interested to see how this'll be different for consoles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
CoLD FiRE  +   412d ago
You're misunderstanding this. The Xbox One and PS4 will both be 64bit. The limit you're talking about only applies to 32bit systems and even then that only applies to non-PAE modes.
dogdirt2000  +   412d ago
There's nothing special going on here. For years we've had 64-bit processors that use the x86 instruction set, but with 64-bit extensions. That's what will be inside the PS4 and XB One.
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ChrisW  +   412d ago
@Cold Fire,

What I understood was:

X86 = 32bit
X64 = 64bit

Which is why I was confused...

@dogdirt2000,

Okay, that I didn't know. I just found this via a Google search:

"x86 started out as a 16-bit instruction set for 16-bit processors (the 8086 and 8088 processors), then was extended to a 32-bit instruction set for 32-bit processors (80386 and 80486), and now has been extended to a 64-bit instruction set for 64-bit processors."

Thanks for pointing this out.
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Syntax-Error  +   411d ago
Are you people Sheep?
This guy is tweeting that MS is lying, but has no PROOF that it was a lie. That's a guy venting on twitter instead of finding out for himself if those numbers were fabricated. I too am pissed at the reveal because they dropped the ball, but I am not going to a cast a stone at them without knowledge. This seems like another senseless attack just to join the TREND

@Itachi-You are a complete idiot. MS never said they would sell 1 Billion units. If you read the article like an adult instead of look at the pretty pictures you would have seen the title said NEXT GENERATION CONSOLES(not just X1) WILL REACH 1 BILLION. Read next time you moron
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Nocando  +   411d ago
Wouldn't you agree that this is going too far? It seems like a mob embellishing stories until its a wildfire of dumb.
Queasy  +   412d ago
I'm sorry but Blow is coming across as increasingly unhinged with his hatred of all things Microsoft. I know he feels like he got a raw deal with Limbo but he doesn't have anything to back up this assertion. And, even if Microsoft reaches the 300k claim in part by using virtual servers...so what?
JP1369  +   412d ago
Blow made Braid, not Limbo.
Queasy  +   412d ago
Braid, sorry.
HammadTheBeast  +   412d ago
Virtual servers are not even close to real ones. It's a blatant lie meant for the uninformed.
Queasy  +   412d ago
Depends on how it is setup...which we and Blow know nothing about at this point.
ColinZeal  +   412d ago
Queasy:
If they were physical servers, they would´ve showed that down our throats...
That´s from 101 marketing.
caseh  +   412d ago
@HammadtheBeast

How do you figure that exactly? Virtual servers are no different to physical in terms of functionality as long as the host specs are sufficient.

On top of that, everyone seems to forget that MS are first and foremost an IT company...not a gaming company. They can do this sh*t with their eyes closed if needs be.
MysticStrummer  +   412d ago
Hammad is right. This is something MS has been talking about since at least 2008. They are virtual servers in Chicago. If you live near there, congrats. If not, it won't make much difference to you.
3-4-5  +   412d ago
Just because a comment is negative, doesn't mean somebody is going all Jim Kramer and spazzing out.

Negative comments can be stated while in a completely relaxed and calm state of mind.

I think he recognizes something isn't as it seems and has informed us the gamers, that we were probably mislead.

He is looking out for gaming as a whole if anything.
nix  +   412d ago
Braid. the game that screwed my brain. lol.

if he made Braid, i'm so looking forward to "The Witness".
TheDivine  +   412d ago
He's a hypocrite. He liked MS when they put him on and made him a success. Without MS he'd be just another Indy dev.

Whatever you think of MS they have made many Indy devs household names. There wouldn't be Indy sections on consoles without MS blazing the trail. They made an affordable dev tool available for 100 bucks and gave a lot of people a platform to release games on. This guy seems bitter tbh.
Hercules189  +   412d ago
It seems like a cool thing to hate on microsoft right now, its like when people watch the news and they feel like they know every thing there is to know about the world. Sometimes the less you know, the better you feel.
malokevi  +   412d ago
So true, queasy. Its getting stupid...
Godmars290  +   412d ago
Given MS's history of misrepresentation this wouldn't be anything new.

Edit:
So he's asserting that basically MS is trying to do a pyramid scheme? That given forced online connection the spare CPU power of systems not in full use will go towards ones which are?

In other words, if three X1s are regularly used only for TV while one is more for gaming, the spare system power of the three other consoles gets distributed to the fourth.

Sounds like what they did with online.
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headblackman  +   412d ago
what exactly did Microsoft actually misrepresent?

let's be real here. this is something that sounds a little far fetched, but with the right dollars anything is possible (which Microsoft just so happens to have). its a show me situation. not a bash it situation. bashing something before its proven to be true or false simply shows ignorance and the desire to be a fanbot. don't be a fanbot.
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Godmars290  +   412d ago
That they're going to sink money into a 300k server farm when the actual servers will be the X1s they sell to people. That people are going to be contributing to it whether they know or want to, and then very likely will have to pay to access it.

And Kinect is just as worse: people will have to use, be measured and recorded, and MS will use that information to sell advertisers who in turn will pay MS for ads which are then targeted towards Kinect users. They make money of the deal in all forms.

Consumers may not get much out of it, but MS certainly will.
Foliage  +   412d ago
Microsoft is counting their current Azure servers and misrepresenting them to pretend as if they are exclusive to the Xbox One. If they were using Azure; they would not have access to 80% of those servers. Even then; I'm being generous.

Next, they are fabricating the server count to suggest that they have 300,000 physical servers. In actuality; they are likely running hundreds to thousands of virtual server instances on a much more reduced amount of physical servers.

Keeping this simple; it's a marketing ploy. Anyone can create hundreds to thousands of virtual servers; then claim them as a "large amount of servers". Then after they are done with their marketing gimmick; reduce the count down to something that would actually function (that amount of virtual servers would run horribly).

It's complete smoke and mirrors; most people are not falling for it.

I'm not even going to touch on the ridiculous notion that the cloud would give a 400% performance boost. It's quite the contrary; as you would be bogged down by network speeds. Ultimately relying on the cloud would worsen your performance.
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InTheLab  +   412d ago
"what exactly did Microsoft actually misrepresent? "
E3 2009 Kinect, Kate, and Milo. It's not like doing a bullshot or calling CG in game footage. It's flat out lying to the consumer.

Hell, there's speculation that the K2 demo at the reveal was staged.
Rusty515  +   412d ago
Jonathan Blow is starting to sound more butthurt than nvidia...
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GiantFriendlyCrab  +   412d ago
i would not be surprised if this is true
Wikkid666  +   412d ago
And how would he know?
Enemy  +   412d ago | Well said
He's Jonathan Blow, he knows what's probably a BS claim considering 1. he's worked with Microsoft in the past, and 2. he's developing on the Xbox One

Read the tweets.
MariaHelFutura  +   412d ago
+1 Well said
Count  +   412d ago
You mean he's a person that's barely relevant. Some indie artist who's only made one game that is lucky to be successful.

I mean, Braid wasn't even that good. Overrated game if you ask me.
Gildarts  +   412d ago
He didn't work with Microsoft. he himself said he's not sure if its physical servers or not.

and Microsoft said that they have more servers then the entire world in 1999. that indicates that they actually have 300.000 servers at their disposal. physical servers.
sexbobomb91  +   412d ago
@Count

He knows more than you or me, though.
Enemy  +   412d ago
@ Count: Yeah, that's just the thing- no one asked you. Whether you love or hate Braid doesn't change who he is. He's a developer, and he created Braid. What did you make? Your opinion about the game shares no relevance whatsoever to the fact that he knows more than you about games development.

If Jonathan Blow is irrelevant, I do wonder what that makes you. You've already dismissed Drive Club and Knack as garbage, none of which have been presented with gameplay as of yet. Knack being directed by a legend (Mark Cerny, but his background must be irrelevant too, since Knack is trash). When's the last time you even won an award, or won anything, that wasn't the dumbest post I've seen all week? Congrats.

@ Gildarts: When Braid was first released, he got to experience what it was like for an indie developer to release something on Xbox Live. Jonathan himself has stated in the past that Microsoft's certification process is complete BS. He knows what it's like to work with them, not for them. Notice I said "with", because that is what he was doing when he approached Microsoft with Braid. It was an unnecessary process and every indie developer who's been turned away by Microsoft agrees.

As for the server issue, it's still just a claim that requires evidence. So go ahead and prove it'll work.
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demobot  +   412d ago
So what if these are actual physical servers. Would that shut up Mr.Blow.
ZodTheRipper  +   412d ago
Probably. But on the other hand, they probably are not. It's just the typical blabla that marketing people do at press conferences.
Gildarts  +   412d ago
It probably is. Microsoft has the money to do it.
Jeff257  +   412d ago
@Gildarts

They most likely aren't running physical servers. It wouldn't be very good cost wise no matter how much money you have. Most likely they truly are all virtual servers. Now depending on the server specs you can run multiple servers on a single piece of hardware and that is where the beauty of Virtual servers are. It is the same as having physical servers without the extra cost in hardware and power consumption.
dc1  +   411d ago
It isn't.

It would be a unnecessary cost sink of tremendous proportion.
first1NFANTRY  +   412d ago
lol i too believe M$ is blowing smoke but i guess we'll find out sooner or later.
Software_Lover  +   412d ago
He is getting worse than Cliff and Nvidia. But no one is telling him to shut up.
wantonGamer  +   412d ago | Funny
Another blow to Microsoft.
Rusty515  +   412d ago
Lmao. I'm laughing at that pun way more than I should
ColinZeal  +   412d ago
*APPLAUSE*
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Jek_Porkins  +   412d ago
The thing is, how does he know it's a lie? If it were simply for cloud computing he might have a point, but those servers are to directly contribute to every game on Xbox One being hosted on a dedicated server, which obviously takes a lot of servers to accomplish.

http://www.wired.com/gadget...

https://twitter.com/JamesSt...
MariaHelFutura  +   412d ago
Again....
So lets get this straight.... Microsoft couldn't get Kinect to work as advertised, they barely got the 360 to work w/o melting, they don't have Kinect 2 working Yusef was reaching in his pocket during instant switching, XBL lags, the haven't even released a game thru the cloud, they lied about Milo and they lied about Starwars Kinect. But know their gonna supply 200% more power to (say) 100 million consoles through the internet? I'm sure they are..
Jek_Porkins  +   412d ago
I don't think you want to get in a debate about false advertising when it comes to video games. I just think a big company like Microsoft has the ability to run a network of servers that large, and this guy obviously doesn't have inside knowledge.

Also, I watched the reveal, and he was doing the screen grab with two hands, so I kind of doubt that was faked, we've also seen plenty of Kinect 2 footage as it was available to the press after, and I've not heard a single bad thing about it thus far.

I just think this is a case where a guy assumes, then opens his mouth, and because hating on Xbox One is the flavor of the month, people believe what the guy is saying.
MariaHelFutura  +   412d ago
Enemy (post 6.1)
"He's Jonathan Blow, he knows what's probably a BS claim considering 1. he's worked with Microsoft in the past, and 2. he's developing on the Xbox One

Read the tweets."

As for the screen grabs, I don't know. But EVERYTIME he issues a voice command his left hand enters his left pocket, a second or two before. The screen grabs, I'm just assuming is faked, since the voice commands were fake.
duli14  +   412d ago
Please don't waste your time and energy on him, hes a goner!
baodeus  +   412d ago
@maria

U don't have a Kinect, because if u do, then u should know that the voice command is the best thing about kinect and it is fast currently, u don't need K2 to show that it is fast. The one problem i think why he stick his hand in his pocket because arm motion can initiate respond as well (reason why i turn my Kinect toward the walls when i used voice command) which does interfere with the voice command.
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Godmars290  +   412d ago
He's not saying its a lie, rather a statement that's fundamentally untrue. That the servers will likely be virtual and other consoles via distributive computing.
torchic  +   412d ago
hey bro, I'm looking for a nice paying job at Microsoft, can you hook me up?
palaeomerus  +   412d ago
I'm sure MS have some openings in their 'delusional N4g Sony fanboy with no valuable skills or experience' division.
saint_seya  +   412d ago
palaeomerus: You know because u tried to apply and got rejected? That explains the hate.. Well some people dont met the minimal requeriments for a job.. Good luck next time!
threefootwang  +   412d ago
How can you possibly be so deluded in believing MS is going to pull this off? Heck, I was a 360 fan for the last 6 years but after all the crap MS has pulled I'm definitely not buying an XB1. Either you work directly for MS or you're just a very dedicated troll lol.

Stop putting false hope into the company, it's pretty obvious they DON'T care about their customers unless you consider caring to restrict and control their fan base as much as possible.

Onto PS4 for me.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF   412d ago | Immature | show
McScroggz  +   412d ago
Honestly Blow is just becoming increasingly frustrated with Microsoft. As happy as I am that he seems to have a good relationship with Sony, I can't honestly take what he says against Microsoft without a grain of salt. He may be accurate, and I didn't even think about virtual servers, but I'm waiting to see more information about the servers.

I will say this, Microsoft has a ton of cash and they could build a 300,000 server infrastructure I would think - but it would be costly. I suppose it's really not out of the question that they would "lie without lying." If they have 30,000-50,000 servers with multiple virtual serves in each one, that's a BIG difference between 300,000 physical servers. I am definitely interested to know more.
waltercross  +   412d ago
He's not the only game Developer speaking out about the XBO in general though.
McScroggz  +   412d ago
Oh I know. But even before the Xbox One reveal he wasn't shy to voice his distaste for Microsoft - and for good reason.
Sarobi  +   412d ago
Being that he has worked with them before, I'm pretty sure he can spot when something seems like bullshit. But by all means it seems like he just doesn't like the X1.
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Aquarhane  +   412d ago
This shit just keeps getting worse and worse everyday, good luck microsoft, you're gonna need it.
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insertnamehurr  +   412d ago
Microsoft also lied about playing games on the 360 while being on cam amongst other things, they even showed it at E3 2005, it has never happend before and it never will (on xbox 360), yet ppl blame sony for showing GGI trailers saying it was ingame.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   412d ago
All this negativity around the Xbox one is starting to become a Debbie Downer, even I as a playstation fan is starting to get bloated by all of this depressing news.
Count  +   412d ago
I'm sure it wouldn't comfort you to know that you're about the only one. Considering articles like these keep popping up and get approved relatively quickly, a lot of people obviously happen to like them.

Not to mention the tons of comments and hits.
Hicken  +   411d ago
It's more about keeping it in people's attention so they don't forget and fall for Microsoft's BS. Of course, you, Jek, and a few others will buy into it all, regardless, but the rest of us aren't so stupid.

One of the best ways to make sure that MS doesn't follow through or get very far with this is to raise a huge, continuous ruckus about this.

I don't think too many people like this whole situation at all. But people still watch car crashes happen, even knowing they probably shouldn't.
PigPen  +   412d ago
Microsoft has E3 to start to turn the ship around. If they keep this up the Xbox ONE just might be DOA.
stuna1  +   412d ago
IMO it's already DOA! With a DNR (Do Not Resucitate) on top of it!
Loki86  +   412d ago
He sounds really sour that MS box is not open source for indie developers. This is their main selling point, they have invested alot of money into this, Blow sounds like a tool with these comments.
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FrigidDARKNESS  +   412d ago
How can he call tjis a lie when he dont know what the hell going on in MS fq......the guy is just pitiful.
Gimmemorebubblez  +   412d ago
The cake, its a lie!
NewEra7  +   412d ago
He has more courage and balls than half of these "journalists" out here. He doesnt sugar coat anything and expresses his true thoughts. I respect him.
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PANTHER1030  +   412d ago
Of course is a lie, all these servers are for storing and streaming not for processing. Nobody, with the actual technology. can use a remote server to help at data processing in real time, much less for games at 1080 and 60 FPS.
SpinalRemains  +   412d ago
Thats my understanding of it too. It can be used to stream pre rendered things, but to compute in real time, remotely to your console is laughable to me. If possible, it would still lack the infrastructure to be widely used enough for mass audience.

It's a pipedream at best. It can be used for cutscenes sans QTE, but for gameplay or multiplayer matches, no.
stage88  +   412d ago
Please bow out of the console business MS. You've half done it already with your cable box.
xDHAV0K24x  +   412d ago
No...12 yrs strong...keep dreaming...no japanese market, no portable, lack of exclusives AND subscription based online. Keep hating. Seems to be working
mrmancs  +   412d ago
False clapping , false hand gesture control , pretty obvious this was the biggest lie , I mean if you believe that they even have that many servers dedicated you must be drinking moon shine , and if you further believe that a cloud service( which Sony also have) is going to make the Xbox one into a bionic super computer , you must be on some strong LSD.
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clarkdef  +   412d ago
And say if we all had terabyte internet connects *laughs* MS would have to have power servers in reserve! Enough to comply to 100,000s of gamers gaming all at once. That would be more expensive than how much it costs to make the xboxs lol, so they might as well just make the machine more powerful!

Anyhow this is a flat out lie and heaps of dumb asses will fall for, and I say good job.
izumo_lee  +   412d ago
Microsoft has been doing a lot of dodging of stuff ever since the reveal. The 'used games', the always online, not showing the specs, & now this. Why can't they just be upfront about these issues that matter to gamers/people who want to know.

Also it doesn't help that Microsoft has exaggerated their info in the past when dealing with Kinect. Not saying they are the only ones cause Sony & Nintendo have been guilty as well.

So do i agree with what Jonathan Blow is saying? Not neccessarily cause the facts aren't entirely there, but i do understand where he is coming from. He has experienced working with Microsoft & now that he is free from their contract he is voicing his displeasure.
xDHAV0K24x  +   412d ago
Why cant u just wait till E3 cuz idk thats where the games matter?
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