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Submitted by DoubleJumpAUS 956d ago | opinion piece

Microsoft’s Milton Waddams moment

Earlier today, Microsoft provided a full briefing to Eurogamer on the policy change that they seemingly just now realized might matter quite a lot to the creative minds of XBLA (Fez, Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade)

Godmars290  +   956d ago
How is any of this happening?
NewMonday  +   956d ago
fooled by the fervor of a small group of die hard fans(same thing Nintendo did), believing money can buy hype and excitement even if the product is found wanting, and also overestimating the number of zombie hordes in the consumer population.
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Godmars290  +   956d ago
No. With the amount of mistakes MS is making, things have gone beyond ridiculous.

I mean the whole online setup was - no - is as bad as making a policy change and not informing those directly effected by it-for months!

Also doesn't help that that small group of diehard fans were ones they're directly responsible for. I mean in the early days of the 360 MS was "phantom-bombing" Sony with on Youtube.
pixelsword  +   955d ago
Is Nelson Microsoft's Kevin Butler? Because this guy's making me laugh.
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christian hour  +   955d ago
I'm convinced Microsoft are commiting economic suicide... it's the only thing that makes sense of their shitty behavior.

I also wish they'd stop taking our staplers and getting us to move our desk into new and increasingly worse "offices"... clearly you've put me in an overstocked basement again Microsoft! Its decided... I'm gonna watch Office Space right this instant!
cr33ping_death  +   955d ago
So long as you dont burn the building down.
christian hour  +   955d ago
And yes, I won't be leaving a tip, 'cause I could... I could shut this whole resort down. Sir? I'll take my traveler's checks to a competing resort. I could write a letter to your board of tourism and I could have this place condemned. I could put... I could put... strychnine in the guacamole. There was salt on the glass, BIG grains of salt.

The ratio of people to cake is too big.
Blankolf  +   955d ago
Just imagine if there was no competition for a second.

Xbox1 would have enormous ammount of fees to indies devs, indies inability to self-publish (i think that is still on), no used game, constant DRM, kinect always watching always listening (despite this still being on), only 3rd party studios as exclusives and have less and less exclusives as well, a weaker machine spec-wise.

PS4 wouldn't have learnt with PS3's mistakes.

So let us all embrace each other, and not turn into fanboysm sh*tstorms.
GameOn  +   955d ago
if it had no competition wouldnt every game 0be an exclusive?
Well, I guess there's always the pc.
HammadTheBeast  +   955d ago
Self publishing still hasn't happened yet. Removing fees for updates was a step in the right direction, but self-publishing is essential for devs to present their games. MS does have its own publishing, but you have to pay for it, and you have to ensure that somehow the game has something exclusive to Xbox, be it release date or content. They also take a cut out of any sales you make on the Xbox AND other platforms which is BS.
Godmars290  +   955d ago
But doesn't removal of the update fee only apply to the 360 which will be made a redundant system in a few months? Or does the same policy apply to the XB1?
Clarence  +   955d ago
That's M$ for you.
Tyre  +   955d ago
The next thing Microsoft will tell the developers is 'You should have figured it out yourselfs, we're not obligated to tell you' or something, instead of apologies. I hope Fez gets fixed fast. I love that game.
jessupj  +   955d ago
I've lost count of how many times MS has fked something up. And I only started counting at E3.

It's getting beyond a joke now.

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