Avalanche defends Xbox One reveal

Avalanche Studios' founder and chief creative officer has come out in support of Microsoft's Xbox One reveal this month, which faced some criticisms over its focus on television and sports, rather than games.

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Catoplepas1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

I'm guessing they have an vested interest.

MS probably hammered out a timed exclusivity deal for Just Cause 3, or something to that effect.

Hellsvacancy1963d ago

Thats what i was thinking, exclusive dlc

zeal0us1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

Time exclusives for Just Cause 3 or the exclusive with the code name "Project Mamba." Then again Project Mamba probably is Just Cause 3 seeing as its being co-developed with SE.

"They are grabbing mainstream attention first and can focus entirely on gamers at E3."

The problem with that is the conference was majorly viewed by gamers and not the mainstream/casual audience. Xbox One failed to even grab the mainstream attention. The conference wasn't even televised on regular channel. If you were to asked the average consumer they probably wouldn't have the slightest clue what the Xbox One is or what it does.

optimus1963d ago

From what i understand it was shown on Spike tv if that's what you mean by "regular channel"...major nelson just tweeted that their e3 conferance will be 90min long and will also be covered on Spiketv...
Right now they don't need to advertise heavily as they tend to save that for the weeks leading up to the release when it counts.

zeal0us1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

ABC CBS NBC Fox or etc those kinds of channels.

Ashunderfire861963d ago

Actually it was televised by Spike TV, but they didn't put any billboards, or any other advertisements, to make the mainstream audience know about Xbox One. Avalanche Studios is drinking the Microsoft Koolid, maybe Just Cause 3 is a timed exclusive with timed DLC. Like I said before in other post, Microsoft need to step up their game to us gamers, and give us the goods to win us back from Sony. I want to see Perfect Dark 2, Killer Instinct 3, actual gameplay to Ryse, Quantum Break, Brute Force 2(hopefully), and game changer new Ips. Show us why Xbox is the One. The One that doesn't have 99 problems during or after launch. The One that has GTA 5 version time exclusive for next gen. Give us those turning heads announcements from the past like (don't want to start a flame war) you did when you announce Final Fantasy for Xbox. Be developer friendly to Indy developers.

optimus1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

@Zealous- You say it like it has been covered on those networks before. In actuallity, things like conferences and such do get covered on those networks but as part of their tech segments in their news.
They have no reason to cover them in their entirety when their audience is more broad and to some degree more mature than the spiketv audience...This time however with tv being implemented in some way that could have an impact on tv ratings, they may dedicate more time to these consoles (or just xbox one).

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Axonometri1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

Darkened alley, City Streets, Midnight. Clouds rolling in. Busy city echoes in background.
"psst! Hey, kid! Over here."
"Huh? Oh crap, that's MS..."
"It's ok! Look. Down Here..."
MS reveals large roll of dough.
"C'mon, take it... There is more where that came from..."
Avalanche: One eye on MS one on the roll reaches out snatches it like the marbles from MS hand
MS: Turns to walk into shadows
"Just, say a nice word or two hey kid? We will be seeing ya! Hey kid?"
"Sure mister... Sure!"

abzdine1963d ago

Whatever the reason why he says this he four due is the only one thinking this. That reveal was one hell of a TV show.

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Wizziokid1963d ago

""I have dreamt of making an open-world/sandbox game for kids for many years and in that case I can see a strong support for the Kinect enhancing the experience"

I'll say it again. How much have MS paid these guys to keep pushing the Xbox One? Or maybe Sony pissed them off?

MikeMyers1963d ago

Last gen. people on here kept saying the media was against the PS3, now they have for the most part been very favourable to the PS4, but if anyone says anything to defend the Xbox One or anything positive about it they are either employees or being paid. It never ceases to amaze me how some keep up the conspiracy theories.

Wizziokid1963d ago

When it came to the PS3 and multiplatform games for the most part the PS3 was neglected with poor ports and generally the worst side of the fence even though it was the more powerful console.

I for one hope this doesn't happen again with the PS4 being more powerful, I respect MS and there decision but it's not for me. I Just don't want to see devs bought into making shoddy ports again for a sony console.

Axonometri1963d ago

Conspiracy? MS doesn't exactly hide it's own efforts to maintain control by handing out cash. They smile for the camera.

maniacmayhem1963d ago


Funny isn't it, no one can actually like MS or their Xbox without being paid off.

But as you said, if any article comes out stating any type of negativity towards Sony or their brand not only is the "media" biased but some will call to arms to have the site banned from N4G.

Having more power doesn't always mean it will be better. The PS3 may have been the more powerful system but as many devs had said it was very hard to develop for and most 3rd parties code games in a way that it will be easily ported to all platforms. Unfortunately the PS3 architecture was far from a normal PC/360 type making the ps3 version (sometimes) inferior.

It still kills me that some folks on here would call the devs lazy but now praise sony for listening to the very same devs they called lazy.

dantesparda1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )


Come on man, you're being stupid here, its obvious they have some sort of interest in x1 and if you cant see that then you are either a blind fanboy or naive.

Oh boy, I see that maniacmayhem is another blind fanboy fool, i feel sorry for you fanboys, youse look stupid

MikeMyers1962d ago


A lot of that had to do with the PS3 being rather difficult to work on, at least in the beginning. What's interesting is how people are actually commending Sony for now listening to developers and making a system that is now easy to work on which they could have done all along. Instead they thought they could force developers to adapt like they did on the PS2. Difference was the PS2 had such control of the market back then that you were pretty much forced to learn to make games on the PS2, and quickly. Now Sony seems to be trying a much more welcome approach which is good but the Xbox systems have always been fairly easy to work on since they are more in line with PC development which is what the PS4 is now.


I guess if I agree with you it makes me a fanboy, lol

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Utalkin2me1963d ago

Thats fine i will not purchase a avalanche game coming this next gen, thats how i roll. Same way as Activision and Bethsda this past generation.

BABYLEG1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

So they have to have a vested interest if they're defending MS?

if they were defending Sony, it would've been because Sony cares for gamers.

Crazy Talk I tell ya

if you need to be enlightened, you aren't a fan in the first place. I understand you guys love games and only games but as I became older, I became more appreciative of what MS offers because my Xbox isn't only used by me alone, but my whole family. Disagree all you guys want, but dont come at people for defending the product they think is better. I said it before and I'll say it again.. Most people who use a playstation console doesn't care about that NFL deal MS made with the league.. But me? I'm freaking hyped for it. I know i could watch football on tv, but its the integration that's not only convenient for NFL lovers.. But if you love fantasy football... This is huge imo. Just because its a game system doesn't mean its games and only games

Gimmemorebubblez1963d ago

Please enlighten me on how MS has shown that they care for gamers in recent years. Reputations are earned.

dcbronco1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

Not on the Internet. Reputations are anything the gullible will buy into.

majiebeast1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

Because this year alone Sony has 3 new IP's for PS3 and 10 ps3 exclusives, against Microsofts 1.

Captain Qwark 91963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

whats your point lol some people just prefer the 360/x1 some prefer the ps3/4. no reason to bash either.

well said baby leg, i too prefer all the "extra" services ms offers as well and am a huge forza fan and like me some halo. those two exclusives alone > than any ps3 exclusives to me except maybe demon souls but thats now dark souls so im good lol

ive lost a bubble on this site over prefering/defending the X1. i think it looks great and apparently thats the most offensive thing ever on this site lol even though i can provide numerous reasons why its good and why it suits me better than ps4

SilentNegotiator1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

"Victims" on N4G sure love their "If" and "but" situations.

Teh PSFANBOIS! If, if, if, if, if, if, if!!!

SOULJER1963d ago

That is not a good picture. He looks like a pedophile.

KontryBoy7061963d ago

hmmmm cashed that Microsoft check yet?

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