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Killer Instinct and Xbox One Get Booed at EVO 2013

During the Killer Instinct presentation at EVO 2013, the game was met with a pretty negative reception. Following the Injustice: Gods Among Us Finals, Madcatz and Double Helix came out on stage to do a 3-match presentation of the new and upcoming Killer Instinct game for the Xbox One.

And it wasn’t pretty. (EVO 2013, Killer Instinct, Xbox 360)

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allformats  +   939d ago
That's not a good sign - but I always thought, after viewing Microsoft's presser and learning that Rare wasn't in charge of Killer Instinct development, that the game wouldn't be all that it could. Then we learned that only ONE character, and Jago at that, would be made available free of charge. We must pay for the rest. Smh.
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Colzer01  +   939d ago
Because it's not sony! It's one thing to hate MS, but shitt*ng on the DH like that was really childish
Mr_Nuts  +   939d ago | Well said
It's not Sony....are you joking

Are you trying to say every person at EVO that watched that was a "Sony fanboy"....that excuse is becoming a common trend lately. If the Xbox One or Microsoft gathers criticism your automatically a Sony fanboy.


Besides no offence to the developers but they are crap and not worthy of a game like Kill Instinct. MS had all that money why get a bad studio like DH. Look at their track record of games they've made they aren't good.
4logpc  +   939d ago
@ MR Nuts

Please tell me what looks bad about Killer Instinct on Xbox One.
Colzer01  +   939d ago
Because it's exclusive to X1. The game's looks fun as hell, I don't see why Xbone fans will boo'ed this game.

And, booing the game it's on while the devs are trying to promote their game? That's a nice way of showing maturity.
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georgeenoob  +   939d ago
Who actually boo's?! Man these Sony fanboys are hateful. Show some respect to Double Helix. I BET if this game was multiplatform there would be not one boo'er.
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Black-Helghast  +   939d ago | Well said
It was indeed childish but the 'Because it's not sony' excuse is really starting to get on my nerves.

Edit: Georgeenoob, so you're saying that 100% if the people who went to Evo are Sony fanboys? Stop blaming Microsoft's screw up on Sony for f*ck's sake. If anything is responsible for those boo's, its MS and the Xbox One. Still.. as much as I don't like the direction Killer Instinct is headed.. booing at a game is wrong in so many levels. Imagine it was you there showing YOUR game. How would you feel? Knowing that a lot of low life pr*cks who can't even MAKE a game are basically saying your product is crap, to take it off and bring "Marvel" I mean, come on...
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M-M  +   939d ago | Well said
"Because it's not sony!"

Really? Welcome to reality, it was booed at because of the bad decisions that Microsoft made and there are still MANY disappointed Xbox fans angry at the Xbox One. A combination of all that pent up anger = the reaction at Evo 2013.
M-M  +   939d ago | Well said

Nothing you say is credible, get off of the site.


Sure the game looks fun to many, but a lot of people don't trust the company developing the game because of their track record. Just because they're Xbox fans? So that means that Xbox fans can't voice their opinion on their platform of choice, the Xbox One? So their weren't Xbox only players angry at the Xbox One, only Sony people? I do agree that the booing was somewhat childish, but that's what happens with all of the negative press.
Enemy  +   939d ago | Well said
When's the last time Double Helix even made a good game? Lol. People getting carried away by Killer Instinct's return only because it's back, and because it runs @ 60fps, like all fighting games do these days. It looks incredibly generic.
HammadTheBeast  +   939d ago

Funny you should say that, I distinctly remember the crowd getting riled up at the MS E3 conference because the BF4 stream wasn't working.

aiBreeze  +   939d ago
I was taking a nap in anticipation for SF4 top 8 so missed it but booing the developers is wrong imho but good for the Evo attendees for booing the Xbox One. Evo attendees are gamers and far too much of the Xbox One news since it's unveiling has been very anti gamer.. calling everyone who hates on the Xbox One as a sony fanboy is far more childish than a bunch of gamers booing a console at a gaming tournament.

Also, I'm fairly certain last year everyone was hatting on the ps all-stars game too.
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georgeenoob  +   939d ago

What I said was those that boo'd were the obvious fanboys. Why are you implying that 100% of the people booed?

And a lot of these fanboys hate MS because it's Sony's competitor, not because of their decisions.
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admiralvic  +   939d ago | Well said
People booed when the Vita was announced to have AT&T 3G... not like these people are mindless drones that support everything Sony.
solidjun5  +   939d ago
"What I said was those that boo'd were the obvious fanboys. Why are you implying that 100% of the people booed?"

No you implied it was from sony fanboys. It's plausible people weren't impressed with the game even if it were a multiplatform game. You're just being a fanboy.

I'm going my final reserve judgment until the final product. I loved KI on the snes. So far, I haven't seen enough to be impressed. That doesn't mean it won't change. Double Helix is not the most reputable game developer, but that doesn't I wouldn't give them a chance.

I mean, Bungie created Oni before Halo. So who knows. This might end up being good.
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Pancit_Canton  +   939d ago
If anybody wants to boo this game, its Nintendo fanboys. Killer Instinct started with Nintendo along side with Rare. This game never made it in the Playstation platform. The original Playstation got some of the best AAA fighting games like Tekken, Soul Calibur, Virtual fighters,Street fighter EX and Mortal Combat so they never cared much about this game as much as Nintendo. Killer Instinct was one of best fighting game around back then next to Street Fighter.
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Mr_Nuts  +   939d ago | Well said
See I prove my point above

People calling me a Sony fanboy because I don't think DH are a good developer despite their horrible track record which is pure facts.

I just think this KI could of been so much more then what we are getting now.

You call a developer and it's "Your a Sony fanboy" I come out bloody mature about this. I'm not a fanboy of any kind, just an average gamer with common sense

I'm sorry but I can't help it, I loved the original to death and I can't get excited for the new one. Something feels off about it....whats next are they going to outsource Banjo or Conker aswell.

People make such a big deal over fanboys on this site and call people it based on the smallest comments and then complain that a site is full of fanboys when really, at the end of the day your making it seem like it is so you don't have to feel bad about a console/company you liked getting well deserved criticism
Tony-A  +   939d ago | Well said
It's sad to hear these ridiculous conspiracy theories going around on the Xbox camp about how Sony fanboys are behind every negative aspect that comes out of Microsoft.

MS made their own bad choices, much like Sony did when the PS3 launched. Too bad, so sad, get over it.

Hell, I remember Sony fans constantly sh*tting on Nihilistic for completely screwing up two - count'em - TWO major titles on the Vita with no remorse. If you're a fan of games, you'll hate on the bad ones, no matter what console.
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AzureskyZ  +   939d ago
I find it funny that when a xbox games gets booed, people make the assumption that its sony fanboys. I will tell you most tourney people don't play on ps3, players like Daigo who is a famous japanese player plays mostly on 360. Shoryuken tourneys to alot of different fighting game tourneys uses 360---as far as why the game got booed, it might have more to do with the fact that the game is f2f plus transaction model, it maybe limited to just aracade mode, and also double helix is developing it. If marvel vs capcom was developed by nihilistic im pretty sure it would have been booed as well. Personally I thought the game looked pretty good but since ill be making a transition from 360 to ps4 this time around i guess ill miss it.
Blacktric  +   939d ago
"I don't see why Xbone fans will boo'ed this game."

"Those people were obviously not Xbox One fanboys so they must be PlayStation 4 fanboys."

I love how people like this get to senslessly accuse others for being fanboys of something (because they just can't be different people who believe in different things, they have to be a fanboy of the competition) while showing their own true colors and revealing their typical train of thought in the process.
SilentNegotiator  +   939d ago
Woman! Fetch my tin foil hat!
The PS FANBOIS are at it again!!! This time they've invaded EVO 2013!


Just because an idiotic petition was invaded by trolls, doesn't mean you can pretend like everything that happens out of Xbox's favor is a "PS fanboi!!" conspiracy.
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douevenlift  +   939d ago
They were Marvel fanboys, not Sony fanboys, as they were chanting Marvel you idiots. All fanboys are obnoxious no matter who it is, so it really doesn't surprise me that a bunch of idiots in a crowd decided to boo a game they aren't familiar with, and would rather see a demo of what they've played before, fighting game fans are just obnoxious like that.
Bimkoblerutso  +   939d ago
Uh...I don't mean to interrupt this obligatory console war BS, but I'm fairly sure that the booing was more the result of the game being demonstrated at a competition-centric fighting game convention, and Killer Instinct:

1. Looks very much like it is catering to a broad, casual audience (see: ridiculous micro-marketing techniques)


2. Was handed off to a development team that has quite literally developed nothing but crap.
wishingW3L  +   939d ago
@Bimkoblerutso most people in the chat (around 60k viewers) were badmouthing the Xbox and most of the booing from the Evo crowd came when they announced the console where the game was running on (Xbox One). There is no way to spin this in any positive way.

Another thing is that the same thing didn't happen when they were showing the new character for Injustice or the new SFIV DLC.
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ALLWRONG  +   939d ago
Yeah because there is no possible way a PS fanboy could be at the event. Just like ther is no way a PS fanboy could be here on N4G. Right?

Because something like that would be just so darn unthinkable and PS fanboys would never stoop to that level Right?
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indysurfn  +   939d ago
Seems that everyone is saying it is because it is Microsoft. But, THIS is the ONLY Microsoft game that got boed! So if you think about it, this game may have sucked. Why didn't Microsft know that you show have a game like Marvel for this show? Hello, I'm starting to wonder if Phil really is a Sony insider!
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   939d ago
Where's the video?
Knushwood Butt  +   939d ago
Darn those pesky PS fanboys!!
d3nworth1  +   939d ago
It's not cuz it wasnt sony. Its cuz MS tried to force feed consumers their bullsh!t policies, tried taking away the consumers rights and people are still pissed about. Their anger for MS was directed at this game. MS is to blame for the reaction the game got. The game didnt deserve it. From what I saw of the game it looked pretty good. Not enough for me to buy an xbox 1 but still good. You people need to pull your head out your a$$es and realize that MS brought this on themselves.
nosferatuzodd  +   939d ago
mr nuts take youre tin foil hat off and take a look at Microsoft there in the gutter
ZodTheRipper  +   939d ago
^It was because of Microsoft and the Xbone.
The crowd was cheering at the ultra combos but booed once "Xbox One" was mentioned by the devs.
DragonPs4  +   939d ago
"Secondly, even worse, the attendees at EVO started chanting “Marvel! Marvel! Marvel!” in the crowd."

why would sony fans chant marvel?
Septic  +   939d ago
Can we see this video please?

The last video I saw was Killer Instinct bring met with rapturous applause.
just-joe  +   939d ago
Yeah, they were such Sony fanboys that they even cheered for Smash Bros. yelling "One more year."
Sideras  +   939d ago
You do realize most beat 'em up players on that level has a 360 and a fighting stick right? Beat em up this gen ran better on the 360.

Well Microsoft shat on rare, so I guess what goes around, comes around.
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YNWA96  +   939d ago
Jeez the general video gamer population getting more retarded by the day... This could turn out to be a great game, yet we get this crap from, 'gamers'. The last few weeks have been a blight on the gaming world... sure X1 had some features that were not pleasant, or not ready for, ie, always online but the continued reactions of so called gamers is really beginning to drag the industry back to the gutter.. well done retards....try having a life, less time squeezing lizard...
mewhy32  +   939d ago
Well I don't think that booing was needed. If you think that a product is poor quality or you disagree with a company's policies then show that by not purchasing. That's the only thing that gets their attention.
GribbleGrunger  +   939d ago
I'm not sure they ARE booing at the game. They start booing when he says 'Xbox One'.
Obtoose  +   939d ago
Oh look, another exclusively MS game developer trying to squeeze every last dollar out of it's players. Mark my words, this will not be the last time we hear of this micro transaction/pay to play mentality coming from devs on that side.

All arguments aside though, and having been addicted to the original KI, this game looks sick! All you haters are so dull. You really just want the old KI with updated graphics? OMG, they redesigned Glacius . . . yeah he looks just as lethal as he used to. So dumb.
grimmweisse  +   939d ago

When I read the article and title I knew george would be here defending KI to the hilt.

Firstly, stop calling people fanboys when they don't agree with a certain way a franchise is going, regardless of it being on the Xbox One. To imply people at Evo are just console fanboys is a rubbish.

Evo is where the super die hard fighting game fans are, they are extremely passionate about the genre, so for them to boo says something, so stop feeling butt hurt when some people have criticism about your beloved Microsoft.

"Show some respect to Double Helix. I BET if this game was multiplatform there would be not one boo'er."

Really? Respect to Double Helix, the company that destroyed front mission, made shitty titles like Battleship and Green Lantern. Yeah, how about no! They need to prove themselves in a massive way, and to be booed at Evo where fighting games reign supreme is not a good sign, not fanboyism you tit!
MikeyDucati1  +   939d ago
I agree. It was immature. If it was booing would have happened.
JsonHenry  +   939d ago
You can read through my comments for the last 7 years almost on this site to prove I am NOT a sony fanboy and I can't help but laugh when I read that MS got booed. They deserve to get booed IMO. I hope if nothing else it makes them learn the same lesson that Sony learned this gen and they get their act together. In the end we all win because of it.
noctis_lumia  +   939d ago
what EVO has to do with sony ?
are u stupid ?
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kenshiro100  +   938d ago
I think the game looks good so far but those boos are troubling.

Lol@ blaming Sony fanboys. I'm just cracking up right now.
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Scizz  +   938d ago
Markman said in the commentary, correct me if I'm wrong. "People are asking, what about the playstation version, what about a pc version,, don't worry we are working on that so sit tight" Or something along those lines.
Kryptix  +   938d ago
If you dislike something from Microsoft, you're automatically a Sony fanboy. I guess that also includes that DRM from back then. lol

On topic, I loved Killer Instinct back in the 90s. That and Mortal Kombat were my main fighting games. I think the reason why this is getting booed is because it's not even made by Rare but developers that have a very mediocre history. Well, that's why I would boo it though. And Mr_Nuts is right, Microsoft had the money to get a better developing team but they treated Killer Instinct like it wasn't going to be popular. Well, we were all excited, till we found out who's developing it.
MysticStrummer  +   938d ago
I really love the "all Sony fanboys" theory that's going around these days. Apparently the internet is infested with them, they're the only ones who answer polls, and now they've infiltrated EVO.

Specs mean nothing. Polls mean nothing. Pre-orders mean nothing. Live reactions at trade shows mean nothing.


Sony fanboys.
Sono421  +   938d ago
The game wasn't being booed it was the xbox one...
Dj7FairyTail  +   938d ago
First what does Sony has too with RARE's IPs.
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3-4-5  +   938d ago
@Colz - Why would a Sony fanboy be watching a XB1 demonstration.

It was Xbox fans booing and everybody knows it.

They see through the BS too. XB1 fans aren't stupid. They know the dumb BS microsoft is trying to pull, which is why some of us might be buying a Playstation for the first time ever.
kingfetish17  +   938d ago

Either MS brought those boos upon themselves or majority of the fighting game fans at EVO were too young to experience the old school KI's back in the 90's. They're all spoiled by Capcom, Namco, & NetherRealm fighting games now.
BLAKHOODe  +   938d ago
I actually know a few HARDCORE "Xbox Fanboys" who are jumping ship to Sony after what Microsoft has done promoting the Xbox One. So, the fanboy excuse doesn't hold water.

Sony did a good job pushing the PS4, while Microsoft failed at pushing the Xbox One. It is what it is.
N4Flamers  +   938d ago
The fans started booing when he said exclusive to xbox one. It could be anyone that thinks the game should be on other systems. Bayonetta got similar heat for going exclusive and that was just from fans of the series. I agree that it was immature to boo, just like it's immature to blame sony fans when everyone attends evo. Most people play on the 360
Sitdown  +   939d ago
Most of the original Rare team is gone, so even if Rare made it.... The same still could be said. Would you rather pay full retail for all the characters of a lesser amount to get just the characters you want to play with?........Guess what, you get both options. But of course is easier to just complain rather than do research.
lastofgen  +   939d ago
f2p games don't usually mean that you're actually getting the full game with everything in it. These games tend to come as playable games with a limited selection of things to use and that's exactly what killer instinct is.
You couldn't possibly have expected that we would be getting a full game in which the developers have place numerous amounts of work into to make for completely free, right?
admiralvic  +   939d ago
It really depends on the model, but even then it looks poor next to say Tekken Revolution.

Some models give you the full game, but ask you to pay to play longer than a finite or regulated amount of time.
Other models make everything WAY too time consuming for the average person to bother with, so they in turn just pay their way to greatness.
There are also some models (like this one) where F2P is something of a second class citizen that is pretty much expected to pay to have any sort of worthwhile experience.

They could have done a better job and when you look at games like Tekken Revolution, it becomes evident.
Kanzes  +   939d ago
It's better like that. I just have to buy 1-3 character that suited to me. Maybe that will cost me around $10-$15 dollars... At least we got an options.

But I'm pretty sure there will be a full pack that contains all characters in game later.
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dboyc310  +   939d ago
I want video!!!
Freedomland  +   939d ago
Here is the footage.
colonel179  +   939d ago
Double Helix should announce more characters and features for the game. Relying on Sabrewulf and Glacius won't help them. I think this story exaggerated, although I haven't seen the video or the stream.

I don't understand why they always want to reveal the characters that everyone is know will be in the games one by one and taking forever. Just announce the game, and if there is going to be new characters, then those can be revealed slowly.
dark-hollow  +   939d ago
It comes as no surprise. Some of the EVO community are freaking immature man-children.
Veneno  +   939d ago
While you are correct in that the fighting game community isn't exactly as cultured as art museum crowd, we are sometimes misunderstood. I can't think of another gaming community that is as honest, stands its ground, and is as grassroots. There is no blind loyalty. We like something or we don't. I guarantee you if Killer Insinct Next was something truly outstanding then the fighting game community would give it the props it deserves. But unfortunately the game combined with the platform it's on just isn't enough for the community to put its faith in.

All you have to do is look at Capcom. The community loves SF4 and MvC3, but holy damn do most despise SF x Tekken and everything craptastic Capcom did with it.
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StoutBEER  +   939d ago
Bullshit. The game looks awesome ive come to realize this site is full of Xbox haters now. Say what you will about the console but i saw the footage of KI, and it looks awesome. How about news instead of constant hate. So many great looking games but so few articles on them. Makes me sick.
BABYLEG  +   939d ago
You're so right. I come ready to smh at the hate in the comment section. What have is there where you can do a 64 hit combo?
johndoe11211  +   939d ago
Do you know why this site is filled with xbox haters??? It's because most of the gaming community has turned against the xbox due to microsoft's own stupidity. You people seem to think that everyone that hate's on the xbox is a sony fanboy, well think again. Gamers in general have turned against the xbox and are lashing out against it. Microsoft has no one but themselves to blame. Open your bloody eyes, why the hell do you think the ps4 is outselling the xbox so drastically is it because only ps fanboys are buying it? Use your bloody head and think for once and stop being blinded by your own fanboyism.
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princejb134  +   939d ago
I don't hate Xbox or ms but in my opinion killer instinct looks like garbage
I'm not very good infighting games but any fighting game where you can get caught in very long combos is garbage in my eye. It gives many people a disadvantage if their not pros at these fighting games.
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dredgewalker  +   939d ago
If you guys are accusing Sony fans that they are taking over the internet then you'd seriously have to ask how many have switched to Sony if MS fans are now in the minority? I don't hate the Xbox, I hate what MS is doing with their console along with how they treat their customers.
MWong  +   939d ago
@ princejb134

I gotta agree with you, I am not that into fighting games and I am not a loyalist to eith Sony or M$ by any means. In my opinion the game looks like they just upgraded the graphics of the original KI and said here you go.

I watched the E3 footage and when it was on Jimmy Fallon and I wasn't impressed.
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boneso82  +   939d ago
Full of Xbox haters eh? Just like every other gaming website that isn't funded or run by MS?

I thought as much, its funny how the whole internet is suddenly all Sony fanboys to all Xbox fanboys, i wonder why...
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MasterCornholio  +   938d ago
I can't believe how insecure and paranoid some people can get on the internet. It amazes me that they are claiming that Sony fanboys are taking over the internet when in reality Microsoft did a lot to anger their consumers with the Xbox One.

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MELMAN26  +   939d ago

Look at this video:

Since you want to spread false information lets flip that and comment on and commend how DH is doing something that is good and that has not been done for any fighting game ever.

You actually have an option to play the game in its entirety as Jago for FREE OR buy the full game at retail like you normally buy games today.

I guarantee you that it wasn't 100 percent of the crowd that was booing. In a crowd of 300 all it takes about 40 of them to start booing for people to say they got booed.
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SilentNegotiator  +   939d ago
What allformats said doesn't conflict with that fact. He said that the free character was Jago and you have to pay for the rest of the characters.

Buying the full game at retail is still paying for the rest of the characters.
MELMAN26  +   939d ago

Dude....WTH are you talking about????

Did you watch the link?

Yes, buying the game at retail is paying for characters, its also paying for the game, like we pay for any other fighting game today, or any other video game for the matter. My point is that he is misinformed on how this thing works. He thinks or thought (by now) that it worked one way when in fact, it works several different ways, so let me break it down for you because I am not sure that you understand either.

You can walk into a store and purchase Killer Instinct at full price, OR you can buy your xbox one, go home download the game and play all game modes (only as Jago) with the OPTION to purchase more characters later.

Key word here is OPTION!
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SilentNegotiator  +   939d ago
Why are still under the impression that me or allformats do not understand that it is an option?

He made it clear that he understood that playing free was only with one character and playing with other characters were not. You claimed that he was "spreading false information" so I clarified to you that he clearly spoke in a way that suggests that he understands that fact.

Whether by downloading other characters individually or buying retail, you still ultimately exchange money for the ability to play as characters that aren't the free one. allformat's comment doesn't conflict with that fact.
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Virus201  +   939d ago
If you watched the livestream you would see that it was only booed when the announced that it was exclusive to Xbox One. Most of the games at EVO seemed to be played on the PS3.
Muffins1223  +   939d ago
Yes we deserve more shit for free!Can you believe the nerve they have when we don't even give them a dime and they only give us one character and stages and let us try it for free?Fucking assholes
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Skizelli  +   939d ago
Lol at this article. I've been watching EVO streams for the past several years and everyone in those chat rooms are usually childish morons who are extremely biased when it comes to their favorite fighters. Not one person has anything remotely intelligent to say. Furthermore, most of those people, both on and off stream, were Marvel fans waiting for the UMvC3 top 8. Get your facts straight. The FGC is full of babies who like to complain about everything. Take this with a grain of salt. They were talking trash about Injustice, too.

98,000 viewers and your estimate is about 95%? I mean, really? Hate to break it to you, but the majority of those people don't even bother with the chat room.
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joefrost00  +   939d ago
They booed when they said X1 exclusive
Thats it not the game it actually got a good response during the character reveal
Petro  +   938d ago
Exactly, the game reveal got loads of cheers, but the instant it was said to be Xbox exclusive the booing started.
DonFreezer  +   939d ago
Are you delusional?So what did you expect to get the game for free?Do you know how many hours does a studio and it's developers lose from their lives so that you could play the game and you bush because they didn't give you their hard work completely free.Please explain to me how the fuck this is not ps fanboys agreeing with you?
Lord_Sloth  +   939d ago
*looks at Tekken Revolution*
RedHawkX  +   939d ago
anyone who likes fighting games at all better get the ps4 because thats what all the fighting games will be played on and thats where all the fighting fans will be at.
Aceman18  +   939d ago
I had this game back in the day on SNES and all it was, was combo breaker after combo breaker. This game had no strategy, and it looks like this reboot has even less of it.

Personally I was not impressed by its showing at EVO.
HugoDrax  +   939d ago
I had it as well, but the SNES port was trash compared to the Arcade version. I hated most arcade fighting game ports to SNES. I didn't mind Mortal Kombat 2 or Street Fighter/Super Street fighter port to SNES, but I preferred purchasing my fighters on my Genesis console. Although, I had to invest in two 6 button Genesis controllers hahaha!
Aceman18  +   938d ago

bubbles for the name of my favorite villain from my favorite bond film :)

yea it seemed only street fighter ported over well enough and played close enough to its arcade version.
Rubberlegs  +   939d ago
It really doesn't matter that Rare isn't the main dev on this since they don't even have any of the original team. Just about everyone who worked with Rare back in the day aren't even with them anymore.
From what they have said they had a few different devs submit their own versions of Killer Instinct and Double Helix is who they went with.
EXVirtual  +   939d ago
It doesn't matter whether Rare was developing the game or not at this point. Nuts and bolts anyone?
joe90  +   939d ago
Yeh its not Sony Fanboys at all, they just booed when the name microsoft was mention for no reason.
1Victor  +   939d ago
just passed by to drop this
Prime_28  +   938d ago
DriveClub is doing the exact same thing.............
HaVoK308  +   938d ago
You can buy the full game outright. It has been stated already.
reko  +   938d ago

Youre an idiot, stop posting.
SlavisH2  +   939d ago
where is the video? if 95% hated it it should be on youtube! From ign's coverage it was positive.
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majiebeast  +   939d ago
Think its not that they hated the game per say but it was before the MVC3 finals and everyone wanted Mahvel not Killer instinct demo matches.

The amount of hype right now is insane Chris G vs Justin Wong. and chump got knocked out by a first timer from gamefaqs. If you aint watching EVO right now you are doing it wrong.
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Godmars290  +   939d ago
Good point. +Bubble for intelligent. Not that there wont be Xbox defenders who'll refuse to see it that way.

And this is still going to need video for conformation.
maniacmayhem  +   939d ago
EXACTLY, it had nothing to do with KI itself.
cyguration  +   939d ago
It'll be on YouTube soon enough.

The stream is live right now so it's not going to be available until it's in the archive.
Mkai28  +   939d ago
Yeah, really heard the boos on this one...

Moreover, I'm sure a small bunch of ppl caused some negativity. Everyone is not going to like this game.
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Phil32  +   939d ago
Is this game still free to play and extra characters cost money? I'd prefer a retail release with everything. Killer Instinct deserves it.
lastofgen  +   939d ago
It is free to play when you purchase an x1. But if you want more characters, you just pay for the ones you want to play as. Or, if you want to purchase the full roster to play with, there is the option to purchase them all outright for retail price. So, you've got options.
Phil32  +   939d ago
Thanks for the quick reply!
Colzer01  +   939d ago
Jago is f2p, you have to purchase the rest. I prefer something like this, so I just have to buy the characters that suited to my playstyle
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Phil32  +   939d ago
Thanks for clarifying!
1lawrence  +   939d ago
Not free to play if u need to pay for xbox live to play it sorry not trying to hurt feelings hopefully there will be free to play games on Xbox
gamertk421  +   939d ago
So f2p games on PS4 won't exist either if you want to play online, right?
AzureskyZ  +   939d ago
@ gamertk421 Actually F2P and subscription based game isnt behind the plus paywall, but its pointless to not get the serv ice as you would miss out on all the other products
Virus201  +   939d ago
There's a demo/fp2 version that only has Jago as a playable character. But there's also a Retail version that comes with all the characters (except for unlockables).
lastofgen  +   939d ago
I could care less what they think of the game and the x1. And from the comments on ign and elsewhere, I've been seeing more and more people recognizing the positives about killer instinct.
And from what I've seen over the past few weeks, double helix seems like a developer who takes enormous amounts of feedback and actually acts promptly to implement it into the game, so I'm sold on that.

edit: Oh great, and here come the disagrees..
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True_Samurai  +   939d ago
That's alright we got your back son!
superterabyte  +   939d ago
"could care less" -_-
strifeblade  +   938d ago
you mean couldnt- but if you mean could well thanks for supporting killer instinct
superterabyte  +   938d ago
@strifeblade Please don't try and be condescending towards me. It makes you look bad. FYI the quotation marks
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Drekken  +   939d ago
Couldn't. You are implying you actually care.
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4logpc  +   939d ago
It sounds like the hate is for The Xbox One, and not Killer Instinct. Which is totally not fair for Double Helix. This game looks fantastic.
cyguration  +   939d ago
If you heard the crowd it was clearly for Microsoft and the Xbox One. They were pretty pumped when the Ultra Combos started flying out.
ZodTheRipper  +   939d ago
It's not fair for the developer but it was bound to happen someday and I'm sure this won't be the last time the X1 is getting booed.
BladerunnerZX  +   939d ago
The "booing" was mostly after the Xbox One name was dropped.
The new Killer Instinct looks good and after watching a few of the character intros on IGN im sure that Double Helix is doing a great job with the game.

The fact is that Xbox One has a bad rep with hardcore gamers and just maybe it deserves it.

I just wish Killer Instinct wasnt an Xbone exclusive. I played the original KIs 1@2 in the arcades back in the mid 90s and luved Killer Instinct on SNES but I will have to pass on Killer Instinct Xbox One.
HugoDrax  +   939d ago
Well since Microsoft owns RARE it's understandable it's XB1 exclusive. I also played KI at the arcade back in the day, along with every other fighting game (SF, TEKKEN, XMEN vs SF, MvC, XMEN Children of the Atom, Virtual Fighter, Soul Edge, MK 1,2,3, King of Fighters etc...) The good days when I had to make my $10 allowance stretch, otherwise I would be sent home broke and disappointed hahaha!

It was something about going to the arcades on the weekend to play fighting games, that is missing with online multiplayer. I remember how crowded MK or SF II Champion Edition was when they released at the arcades. You just knew which was the popular fighting game at the time, because there would be crowds of people huddled around that arcade game haha! Oh the Nostalgia.
GusHasGas  +   939d ago
lol. i think that we can now all say that the Xbox One has become the laughing stock of the gaming world.
Kanzes  +   939d ago
Grow up, if you happened to be the dev of this game, would you want to get boo'ed while you promote the game?
GusHasGas  +   939d ago
No, and he wasn't getting booed. Read the comment above mine if you haven't realized who was the real one getting booed.
lgn15  +   939d ago
Something about this whole hate MS thing reminds me of bullying in a high-school.
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TheRealHeisenberg  +   939d ago
Not true, Sony fanboys are the clear and undisputed laughing stock of the gaming world.
grimmweisse  +   939d ago
Nope, that would be Don Mattrick!
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fenixm  +   939d ago
And yet I'm getting an xbox one for Killer Instinct and Dead Rising 3. People who played the demo at evo like it, so dunno, guess some of marvel vs capcom audience are hateful sonytards.
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fermcr  +   939d ago
Fanboys are MORONS... and that's that.

Feel sorry for those developers. The game looks quite good.
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rajman  +   939d ago
From the demonstration of the game they gave at EVO, it didnt look all that Im not surprised by the boos
Virus201  +   939d ago
If you SAW the live stream, you would see that they only booed when the announced that it was an Xbox One exclusive. No one booed when they were actually playing. In fact they cheered when Jago did the Ultra Combo.
Bathyj  +   939d ago
Thats kind of sad, I feel bad for DH. The crowd was obviously not picking on them so much but on Xb1 and Microsoft.

MS have done an incredible amount of damage to the perception of their brand and frankly they deserve it, but its harsh that a hard working dev gets caught up in the middle of it and it sounds like the whole thing was embarrassing for everyone there. For MS for their past actions and attitude, for DH for merely being associated with them, for the journalist there for acting like children, and for gamers everywhere for onlookers seeing this and thinking this is what we all are. Its bad all round.
AceBlazer13  +   939d ago
u know ur doing something wrong wen hate for ur console floods over to devs for just working with it
Stryfeno2  +   939d ago
Lol...Funny thing is they going to end up getting in the end.
Fireseed  +   939d ago
"Exclusive to Xbox One..." *Boos*

*Chief Thunders war axe hit's the tree* *Crowd loses it's shit*

Yeah they were really booing the game.
fenixm  +   939d ago
Yeath, they cheer Thunder Chief axe. It's not fair for the developers getting boo just for mentioning microsof or xbox one.
dazzrazz  +   939d ago
This is more like FREE 2 PAY cause you ain't gonna be playing shiznit if you don't get that gold subscription. Why did Microsoft give this gem in a hands of a dev studio which has been releasing shovel-ware games based on movie licenses ? I guess they gonna try to put a heavy dent in peoples pocket by charging premium price for characters, stages costumes etc...
scott182  +   939d ago
I loved Killer Instinct back in the day, makes my decision tougher for my next console a bit.... it's nostalgic for me.. If it's like the original that is.
Dmagic  +   939d ago
all you morons saying they are sony fans are idiots a very large majority of the evo crowd plays on 360 and they hate to play ps3 at tourneys it world known 360 is evo players choice of console xbone just messed up face it no one likes it has nothing to do with them being "sony" fan boys stop it
Virus201  +   939d ago
Most of the games at EVO seemed to be played on the PS3. Except for Super Smash Bros Melee.
Dmagic  +   938d ago
all these casual kids trying to act like they know things i will explain its because sony sponsored them and helped them get hundreds of ps3 for evo of 2009 so its what they use how ever almost all of evo players play xbox versions of capcom games due to input lag and in marvels case sever slowdown in intense situations a majority of that crowd that day played 360 notice how many sticks had 360 buttons face it xbox messed up
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IQUITN4G  +   939d ago
The thing is though if this is only accessible with gold, you are essentially renting this even if you buy all the characters. Might as well just keep the 24 hour sign in because we're at that same stage where we don't know what the future is concerning if we'll be able to play this still if live ceases to exist. If for gold only then definitely a waste of my time. Good luck to ms and those that buy into this sort of thing but being it isn't forced on us, I'll happily pass.

Still happy to get an XB1 providing Halo doesn't require gold for campaign. It's all a bit of a shame really but this is the future model and even Sony will eventually have to do this also
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Deathdeliverer  +   939d ago
Told people. To real fighting gamers it looks mediocre at best. Fighting games have just done so much more in terms of gameplay now. If its 19.99 for the complete version, yeah it would be great for the nostalgia. This game in its current state has STIFF competition in this day and age. SF4 and its multiple tournament ready versions, Guilty Gear is back, Tekken, Under night in Birth and a myriad of others. They need to evolve KI and quick.
fardan85  +   939d ago
I'm fine with the visuals/sounds of the games, but man does it look boring? hell yeah. The gameplay doesn't look good and entertaining, I prefer to play MK, Tekken, KOF, SF..etc these games brings something to fighting games fans.

On Topic:
The booing is really not cool, They embarrassed the developers. I know the dev doesn't have a great record, but why embarrass them in front of all people?
They could have just wait until the game comes out then decide if it worth the boo or not.
I'll reserve my decision until the time I try the game. But to be honest, I'm not impressed by KI so far.
It might get good reception from casual fighting gamers, but the fanatic fans might crush it hard if the mechanics of the game can't deliver an experience on par and comparable to other fighting titles.
lodossrage  +   939d ago
I'm not an xbox or ms fan by any means
but geez, that's harsh. I personally didn't like what I saw of the game either, but people need to understand these are people with feelings that put their hard work into making that game whether it be good or bad.

The game doesn't look good, but I don't see how anyone expected it to be good in the first place. Remember, majority of the people that made the original KI from Rare are LONG gone.
fenixm  +   939d ago
They only boo when they mention the microsoft and xbox one name, but they actually cheer when they show Chief Thunder axe hitting the tree.
wishingW3L  +   939d ago
the Xbox One is so done. =/
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DOOMZ  +   939d ago
Haters, looks awesome!!!
maniacmayhem  +   939d ago
Another stupid article that is reaching for something that isn't there. It's not that they were booing because it was KI they were booing because people didn't want to sit and wait they wanted to jump right into the Marvel vs Capcom matches.

The fighting community and the top fighters have been more than hyping and loving the game but any fuel for N4G I guess is welcomed here.
fsfsxii  +   939d ago
Dude, subliminal messaging, this is what the article is about. Its saying that EVO is organized by Sony fanboys.
gamer7804  +   939d ago
It's this lack of respect that's not acceptable. You don't like it , fine dont buy it but be grown up enough to let them present their game.

It's this childishness by fellow gamers that makes me want to support this game and studio, regardless that I think it looks great and even better that its f2p and select which chars or all that I want.

Keep on keepin' on double helix.
mydyingparadiselost  +   939d ago
I'm no fan of what MS has been doing but this is unfortunate and petty on the part of the crowd. If your gonna sh!t on a game at least wait until it comes out and there's a reason to be upset, this isn't because the game is broken or sucks it's only because of the console it's on. And yes Double Helix tends to suck but booing presenters and chanting for other games is disrespectful to the guys onstage and EVO itself. Grow up gaming community.
thetruthx1  +   939d ago
Ok Microsoft AND Sony decided before to do DRM Sony changed their minds when Microsoft got all of the bad press but this makes MS a terrible company?? they simply misread the market. And this game looks fantastic now. Double Helix you guys are doing an outstanding job with one of my all-time favorite fighting games
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NihonjinChick  +   939d ago
Sony stated back in February there wouldn't be any of those restrictions. This was before Microsoft even confirmed their plans.
colinf438  +   939d ago
Miscrosoft has done pretty much everything wrong so far, so you shouldnt be suprised by this reaction from the market. they have made ALLOT of people mad and lost ALLOT of customers.
McScroggz  +   939d ago
I feel bad for the guys at the show. I certainly wouldn't want to get booed off stage even if the product wasn't good.
kraigslist_killa  +   939d ago
Its a free to play game, which sucks ass.
no_more_heroes  +   939d ago
or you can buy the full thing with everyone in it for normal retail price.
Urusernamesucks  +   939d ago
Ftp suckass ?

Only on n4g
blackmanone  +   938d ago
Seriously? SERIOUSLY? No, no, you're right. N4G is the ONLY place on the internet that doesn't love Free 2 Play games /s
jiggyteddy  +   939d ago
And then some people wonder why "gamers" are stereotyped as immature brats that live in their parents' basement.
Hicken  +   939d ago
People boo at everything. Concerts, sports events, even a political gathering. It's a sign of things they don't like, not of immaturity.

The problem with stereotypes is that they usually don't even apply, or apply to more than just one group.
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