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Submitted by PureSophistry 952d ago | interview

“Xbox One Is The Best Place for Gamers” Interview with Microsoft

Strong words from Microsoft, after unveiling the Xbox One earlier this year there was concern that the system was becoming more main stream. Focusing instead on television integration as opposed to quality gaming.

At this year’s E3, Mircosoft is now singing a different tune. On VGS this week, Craig Flannagan from Xbox Canada joins the show to discuss why, “Xbox One is the Best Place for Gamers." (E3, Microsoft, Ryse: Son of Rome, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Walker  +   952d ago
Oh Really ?!
Ezz2013  +   952d ago
what you want them to say ?!...really ?!
NewMonday  +   952d ago
they talk the talk but don't walk the walk

in the XBone event it was all TV TV sports TV
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LaChance  +   952d ago
But you conveniently leave out the E3 event ...

Sorry but going from both MS and Sony's E3 event I'll be going with the XOne.

MS showed loads of exclusives while Sony just showed multiplats with exclusive timed DLC. Funny huh they actually pulled a MS :)

You can have the exclusive DLC for Destiny, I'll go with the exclusives, you know that thing that was seriously lacking form Sonys event.
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No_Limit  +   952d ago
"“We’ve given developers a pallet to create games unlike anywhere else” citing 17 exlcusive titles coming for the Xbox One in the first 6 months of release, 10 of which are completely new IP’s. "

My god, MS is telling the truth. There are exactly 17 exclusives, and 10 of them are indeed new Ips, all were revealed at E3.

Crimson Dragon
Dead Rising 3
Forza Motorsport 5
Killer Instinct
Kinect Sports Rivals
Quantum Break
Ryse: Son of Rome
Sunset Overdrive
Project Spark
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
Fantasia: Music Evolved
Zoo Tycoon

That is even before Black Tusk Studio, Lionhead, Epic, Team Osaka show their games yet and from the surprise publishing deal with Dead Rising and Sunset Overdrive at E3, other third party exclusives being published by MS will no doubt be in store in the future as well.
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MikeMyers  +   952d ago
Anyone care to explain why someone who says all the talk was about TV gets more agrees than those who mention E3 and list actual games coming gets more disagrees?

This is what happens when you have a gaming site dominated by one fanbase, a false representation of what's really going on.
dedicatedtogamers  +   952d ago
@ MikeMyers

"This is what happens when you have a gaming site dominated by one fanbase"

No, this is what happens when Microsoft prioritizes (i.e announces first) TvTvSports. Some people believe MS's PR when they say "we're all about the games". Other people doubt that same PR. Some people have reasons to believe the PR (look at all they showed off at E3). Others have valid reasons to doubt it (but look at their track record and look at the X1 reveal event).

The public opinion is against the X1. Not 100%, of course, but it is lopsided. So, why is it odd to see a reflection of that on a gaming forum?

For the record, this is exactly what happened to the PS3. PS3 had its loyal supporters, but for several years the PS3 was seen as inferior to XBox 360.
DivineHand125  +   952d ago
Don't forget that there are many gaming events between now and the launch of the consoles so just because Microsoft laid down all its cards at E3 mean that its competitors did the same. Over the previous years, Sony has shown very few new games at E3 and either announces games before or after the show. Nintendo has also said that they intentionally held back on showing new software during E3 because they wanted to have exciting announcements in its future directs.
DragonKnight  +   951d ago
You know what's REALLY funny? The "exclusives" argument was made against the PS3 at the beginning of its life (PS3 has no games, Xbox 360 has better exclusives, etc) and look what happened. When are people going to learn that Sony always has too many exclusives to show all at once?
MikeMyers  +   950d ago
"You know what's REALLY funny? The "exclusives" argument was made against the PS3 at the beginning of its life (PS3 has no games, Xbox 360 has better exclusives, etc) and look what happened. When are people going to learn that Sony always has too many exclusives to show all at once?"

What's even funnier is hearing people suggest the Xbox One isn't about games and when people list games those people don't comment on them while at the same time moving the goal posts.
Skips  +   952d ago
Xbox One having LESS 1st party exclusives than PS4 (20>15) from LESS talented developers (Sony studios>MS studios) means it's the best place to game? lol

Xbox One having LESS PC/Console (F2P or not) exclusives than PS4 (PlanetSide 2, Warframe, Primal Carnage, Blacklight, DCUO etc. etc.) means it's the best place to game? lol

Xbox One having LESS indie exclusives and indie support in general than PS4 (Outlast, Octodad, Secret Ponchos, etc. etc.) means it's the best place to game? lol

Xbox One having inferior hardware compared to PS4 (50% less powerful GPU) and less efficient RAM for games (DDR3) means it's the best place to game? lol

Wow, just, wow... Just how far will MS's delusion take them. XD
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TI_21  +   952d ago
@Sonic Just want to point out one inaccuracy.

The PS4 has a 50% stronger GPU than the X1.
That means the X1's GPU is 33% weaker. ;)
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xJumpManx  +   952d ago
@sonic200, how may of the ps3 exclusives were cheap psn titles?
generalthadeape  +   952d ago
Could've fooled me.
Mounce  +   951d ago
What microsoft meant to say was, Xbox One is the best place for suckers.

As the interview ends and they get into their limousines and begin laughing hysterically while drinking champagne
zeal0us  +   952d ago
For the sake of the people who plan on buying the X1 I hope this remains true. While I don't think its absolutely the best place for gamers, its pretty obvious that this your average run of the mill PR talk.
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PureSophistry  +   952d ago
Do not disagree- Playstation rep was a thousand times better. Even if I am partial to Xbox. Easy to do great PR when you have public support
RandomDude655  +   952d ago
The cloud is foggy on this one
KingPin  +   952d ago
"xbox one is the best place for gamers"

said no gamer ever.
True_Samurai  +   952d ago
Says Me and the other million gamers that support them ;-)
TheGrimReaper0011  +   952d ago
he didnt actually finish that sentence
"xbox one is the best place for gamers to get screwed"
RandomDude655  +   952d ago

"xbox one is the best place for gamers to watch TV TV TV TV , after a gaming session on PS4"
No_Limit  +   952d ago
"“We’ve given developers a pallet to create games unlike anywhere else” citing 17 exlcusive titles coming for the Xbox One in the first 6 months of release, 10 of which are completely new IP’s. "

Man, that is great news. More games, the better. Xbox 1 is indeed focus on gaming. Can't wait for the first wave of games to drop.
latincooker214  +   952d ago
lol its the Xbot No Limit again hi there have fun with your cable box bud. PS4 FTW:) i hope they keep the ball rolling for you 3 years from now. and BTW don't forget to cash that check from microsoft.
True_Samurai  +   952d ago
Oh it's the $ony bu++lover Latincook came to troll yet another Xbox article. Dang son you keep this on you'll be a CEO soon :-) oh BTW make sure you wipe your face after Sony is done with you ;-)
AngelicIceDiamond  +   952d ago
Seriously @latin? And yet dense stupid fanboys say "Huur durr this is not a Sony fanboy site." Yeah ever time there's a major Xbox article Its ALWAYS Sony fans who comment first. The fact that You got all those Agrees for an extreme fanboy comment who should be marked for trolling. And no limit got all those unfair completely biased disagrees knowing he didn't say nothing wrong but stated his excitement is simple proof of no life jealous fanboys.

So I'll ask this, why do Sony fans always invade Xbox articles instead of Xbox fans since it pertains to them?

And how come I see little to no Xbox fanboys in a major Sony related article. "Since this site is even with fanboys."

Btw coming into a an Xbox article and arguing with MS fans is not a sign of this site being even genius's.

Why is it so hard to get a decent conversation going regarding MS articles because you have to fight through a sea of stupid no life fanboys?

I don't wanna hear a fanboy ever tell me this isn't a "Pro Sony site" ever again. I'll just mark you down for trolling.

Anyway I like what MS showed as well. I wanna see more on Titanfall, Quantum Break and Insomniacs new game very soon. X1 does have me excited and intrigued.
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Kryptix  +   951d ago
lol It's funny cause back in 06, this site was filled with Xbox fanboys posting Sony doom articles all over the place. Now that the tables have turned starting with the PS3's great recovery, now people are bitching how this is a Sony fan site. No dummy, this website goes with what's best. Wait your turn when Microsoft tries again with a less TV focused console and when they don't try forcing unwanted "features" up your behind without knowing then reverses it into something else. PS4 is the most comfortable system for gaming at the moment since Sony takes the time to listen to fans and developers.
Anthotis  +   952d ago
Xbone isn't the best place for anyone.

You can get a PS4 if you want to play games, and you can buy cable if you want to have more TV options.
latincooker214  +   952d ago
lol Xcable:)
ThanatosDMC  +   952d ago
So sad that people believe MS's crap when they screwed the hardcore on 360.
Benjammin25  +   952d ago
I respectfully disagree.
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TomOfAllTrades  +   952d ago
That's nice...
Benjammin25  +   952d ago
It is, isn't it?
from the beach  +   952d ago
Can't argue with that, some awesome-looking stuff on the way.

Microsoft has really stepped up its first party game.
TomOfAllTrades  +   952d ago
Sorry but I have to disagree completely. Yes Microsoft had games, but apart from 'Project Spark' I saw nothing that showed innovation or anything worthy of saying "Yer that looks like something which hasn't been done before", even the infamous Kinect sat on it's ass throughout the E3 presentation. Having more numbers for a console means nothing if they don't hold up to a high quality standard, for instance the Dead Rising 3 demo was just pure embarrassment (Poor graphics, poor animation, fun-factor was lost, etc.) At least with Sony we were getting to know their titles a few at a time and getting to really see the creativity behind the games; with Microsoft it felt like "Let's see how many and how fast we can run through our games at E3".
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from the beach  +   952d ago
So funny, if they show games they should have been like Sony and not shown games. Don't show games and it's 'TV TV TV!' - don't show 'Kinect crap' and it's 'Kinect sat on its ass!'

I haven't seen too many games like Project Spark or Quantum Break before, or Titanfall.. or LocoCycle.. or Fantasia..

Plenty of innovation out of E3. I agree that numbers mean nothing if the quality isn't there, but to me it looks like that won't be an issue.
badz149  +   952d ago
@from the bench
err...what 1st party?

the only 1st party games with gameplay shown at E3 were Forza 5 and KI! the other 1st party titles, QB and Halo 5 shown no gameplay. the rest shown at E3 are 3rd parties!
from the beach  +   952d ago
I just meant in general that they've improved their first party standing, in terms of all the studios they've opened/acquired/staffed up.
crazyeightz  +   952d ago
Judging by the fact that N4G is a predominant Sony fanboy site, this article will sooner not later be bashed in by the many Sony supporters enraged with fury. Although I won't blame them because this guy is dilusional into thinking a $500 price tag on a slightly inferior machine with a forced Kinect is the best deal on the market when a competitor is sitting right there with only a $400 pricetag.
fsfsxii  +   952d ago
Says the company that tried to screw gamers
latincooker214  +   952d ago
i know right but hey that's what they do best FAKE. PS4 FTW:)
fsfsxii  +   952d ago
With the powah of teh cloud
Iltapalanyymi  +   952d ago

oh wait m$ you were serious, let me laugh even harder.
latincooker214  +   952d ago
hahahaha. DONT FORGET there trying to be the Number 1 Cable company in the world at the same time.
RandomDude655  +   952d ago
Avatar quote
HurstDarkStar  +   952d ago
Was this before or after the 180?
DigitalRaptor  +   952d ago
Despite the 180 "flippin tha switch", they're still the same anti-consumer company and I find it strange that people can still want to support a company that tried to screw over gamers, consumers, take control of the industry and ownership of your games, and still have a repulsive attitude towards a gaming console.

MS: "I know I tried to rape you, and I still want to, but we can surely still be friends?".
Xbox gamer: "..."
MS: "Here's some timed exclusives, a free to play version of Killer Instinct and another Halo".
Xbox gamer: "Okay Xbox, I forgive you - we can be friends"
MS: "Remember.. the cloud will always guide you".
Xbox gamer: "OMG fo' realz!?"
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NeoRatt  +   952d ago
Sony: "Trust us"
Sony Gamer: "No, problem, my faith is blind"
Sony: "Yeah, just forget about us trying to sell you a PS3 at $599, promising all games would be 1080P/60 fps for PS3, dropping BC in PS3, then selling you PS2 games as HD PS3 games that you could've ran using BC, eliminating dual boot, allowing our network to be hacked down for three weeks, and now were charging for online multiplayer... Oh and by the way, we still haven't shipped Last Guardian but please forget about it for now, we're still trying to figure out what lie to tell you there"
Sony Gamer: "My faith is endless for you Sony my God"
Sony: "For launch we will give you a re-run of Killzone and infamous, half of a car game called Drive Club, and a cute little game called Knack".
Sony Gamer: "I can't wait! That is obviously the best possible lineup ever!".
Sony: "Yes, that is way better than X1"
Sony Gamer: "Don't worry I won't even look at their launch games to compare, that would require thinking and assessment which I cannot do as a Sony fan"
Sony: "We own you!"
Sony Gamer: "Just tell me what to buy! The X1 is so much worse than this crap you are trying to push on me"
Sony: "Yeah, who wants a game console that can do more than play games anyhow? That is so last-gen. Remember, when we made the console do more by playing blu-ray. What a dumb idea! We will just give you better graphics and fast CPUs this gen so we can flog this on you cheap."
Sony Gamer: "Yeah, what a dumb idea! And adding Kinect so that my family might like the console too... So f---ing dumb"
from the beach  +   952d ago
Well played.
mmj  +   952d ago
PS3>360 for games, PS2>Xbox so why now would Xbone which clearly hasn't been built with gamers interests in mind be better than the Sony equivalent?
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NateCole  +   952d ago
If the last 3 years of the x360 is any indication of where MS is heading then no.

Sony is where the games are.
latincooker214  +   952d ago
well said NateCole well said. PS4 FTW:)
Tatsuya  +   952d ago
lol Microsoft, you funny thing
yea keep telling yourself that ;)
WickedLester  +   952d ago

"MS showed loads of exclusives while Sony just showed multiplats with exclusive timed DLC. Funny huh they actually pulled a MS :)

You can have the exclusive DLC for Destiny, I'll go with the exclusives, you know that thing that was seriously lacking form Sonys event."

Yes lets base our decision on ONE E3 as opposed to the previous 3 generations of gaming! Sony has steadily built a reputation of having the largest and highest quality library of games for their platforms for 3 straight generations. They have earned the gamers trust and one E3 show does not suddenly erase all that. Where as MS for 2 straight generations loaded their system up with games on the front end, only to peter out towards the end.
stuna1  +   952d ago
Well said Wicked! Why people think a zebra can change its stripes is beyond me.

Microsoft has consistently shown that their willing to do anything to entice the weak willed consumers to jump on board the freight train, but they always fail to mention that there are no stops until the end of the line! Which unfortunately always ends with their fanbase careening off a cliff into a chasm.

Microsoft is the pedophilers of the gaming industry! Offer the uninformed consumer a little bit of candy, and you know where it ends up!
Om3ga370  +   952d ago
Seriously, this makes me kind of annoyed. Microsoft will NEVER be the place for gamers. I have nothing against the fans, and I truly wish for MANY great games (like Titanfall) to be released on the XBone for you guys; $500 is a lot for a console with no support. Their direction for the XBone as a home console includes it doing "everything" and as a gamer, that is bad news. Personally, I had all 3 consoles this Gen. Each had their ups and downs but sadly I never had online capabilities at my house (so no XBlive or PS+ for me). :( This Gen I am looking forward to the PS4 though, and thanks to my brother buying the One (huehuehue,) I'll be able to play my Halo fix. The Wii U might then be bought afterwards (hopefully when Nintendo increases the harddrive amount because 32gb = OMG).
gamer2013  +   952d ago
The PS3 launched at $599 and their catch phrase was: "It only does everything!" Have all you fanboys conveniently forgotten this? Have the goal posts moved again? So why is it bad news now all of a sudden because one console offers more? Didn't seem to hurt the PS3 too much did it?

Why do you say that the XB1 has no support when pre-orders suggest otherwise?

Btw, it's 2013 now! Many prefer to test their skill against others in multi-player gameplay for the competitive rush. So most gamers will flock to the XB1 eventually, because of the Azure cloud, and it's many dedicated servers for the best hassle free multi-player experience by far!

I posted a link below that should help to explain why the XB1 will have the best multi-player experience by far vs other consoles.
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Om3ga370  +   952d ago
Multiplayer ruined gaming. So many games this generation did NOT need a multiplayer mode. Seriously, Dead Space 2, Bioshock 2, the Uncharted series, GoW: Ascension, and Mass Effect 3 didn't need that crap.

The XBone isn't going in a direction that interest gamers. It can only do anything!....oh and it plays games too. I can't wait to see which company puts up a bigger fight to stay in the game.
Polysix  +   952d ago
Shove it!
sic_chops  +   952d ago
M$ is in such a chaos right now, they will do anything to sell one more cable box. They will say anything that they think will sucker in some poor blind soul to take their money and then drop them like a bad habit 3 years later. They even stole this word for word from sony's reveal... "we built a system by gamers, for gamers." after owning 3 different 360's, I see right through them
cyberninja  +   952d ago
Yeah, right ms. Lmao.
Stryfeno2  +   952d ago
I can't wait for to get the Xbox One but I don't understand if people don't want a Xbox one and have no interest in the console...Why click on the link or comment in the Xbox thread?

I don't like Nintendo but you don't see me in any Nintendo thread...You don't even see me on PS4 thread if that the case. So I came to the conclusion is that people do like Xbox but they are to delusional to notice.

Anyway, bring it on MS!!!
xJumpManx  +   952d ago
Playstation fan boys are very fragile mentally, They spend more time complaining about the current xbox then they do playing their beloved playstation.
cyberninja  +   952d ago
You are the one who's fragile here.
xJumpManx  +   952d ago
@cyberninja, Sure kiddo what ever makes you feel better. I enjoy all my consoles and all the games I do not have to be little annoying troll who needs to bad mouth other consoles like I get paid for it.
Funnymonkey013  +   952d ago
BS I think it means X1 is the place to watch tv and calling people online. Also hope people know that yeah ms has 15 games thx god 4 once they r making games besides just halo gow and forza.those 15 games that they r going to just milk them 2 no end and 2 years from now no more new ips I can swear this to u guys and Sony plus said they have 20 more games to show they only showed few of them on e3 and let's just say this Sony 1rst party games kills every X1 games to date and r games not to be miss. So X1 fan boyish go ahead and suck ms cause ur getting a weaker system and lame games on it to plus some of the games on X1 like dead rising 3 and that mecha FPS is coming to ps4 if not better on it. PS4 is 4 men that love games and X1 is 4 kids that luv movies and that stupid kenect shit .
FrigidDARKNESS  +   952d ago
Yes the xbox one will be the place to be for gamers this fallj/winter.....the tide is turning.
xJumpManx  +   952d ago
More scrambling by PS fan boys. PS fan boys remind me of the viral video from that Britney Spears fan. Stop making fun of britney or in their case the ps4.
Dlacy13g  +   952d ago
As I stated in the Sony PR statement...console wars in full effect!
Lazarus69  +   952d ago
Wait so they said before E3 that there would be 15 exclusives in the first 12months 8 of which are new ip's.Yet now it's 17 exclusives in the first 6months 10 of which are new ips.If this new list is truie why didn't they say so in the first place makes me dubious
No_Limit  +   952d ago
They said 15 exclusives developed by their Internal Studios within a year of launch. Games like Dead Rising 3 (developed by Capcom) and even Killer Instinct (Double Helix) don't count as games that are being developed by MS internal studios. More exclusives will be announced at Gamescom and TGS.
"The executive noted that the company is planning to invest more than $1 billion for new content, including 15 internally developed titles in the coming year, eight of which will be brand new."
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thebudgetgamer  +   952d ago
Isn't that like Burger King saying they have the best burgers?
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inf3cted1  +   952d ago
Microsoft said that?
gamer2013  +   951d ago
@ Om3ga370

Multiplayer ruined gaming? Are you kidding? Multiplayer enhances the whole experience ten fold! It's a rush! Competition probably scares you that's why you prefer single player games.

XB1 isn't going in the direction that interests gamers? So, you speak for all of us?

As for which company will put up a bigger fight, well, MS has very deep pockets my friend so don't forget that!
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