Submitted by UnRated 403d ago | opinion piece

What Happened Microsoft?

This was your time to shine Microsoft, 2 sets of eyes were on you on the afternoon of May 21st. Eyes that belonged to the press who witnessed the event from the front row, with laptops on their laps, eager to write page-breaking headliners. More importantly, far away, around the globe, there were eyes which belonged to us, your long-time fans. (Culture, Xbox 360)

Need4Game  +   403d ago
Its their Freedom to do whatever they want.
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Insomnia_84  +   403d ago
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney   403d ago | Trolling | show
s8anicslayer  +   403d ago
But when your in the business of selling, you must give the people what they want!
kreate  +   403d ago
Or brainwashing the people so they end up buying what the business make.
s8anicslayer  +   403d ago
Yes it's called marketing! we all are victim to it.
iamnsuperman  +   403d ago
I don't want to be rude here but nothing. Microsoft's business practice has been the same since the launch of the 360. It decided to spend more getting timed exclusives than developing their own/ new ips. The feel that they can sell more consoles with timed exclusives deals like COD. It has worked for the most part. Its good to here 8 new ips but I am worried of those 8, 4 will be heavily Kinect based (as they spent tons developing it).

They have always been about mass market appeal without really focusing on one specific market. I don't blame them as Microsoft (the company) has its fingers in a lot of pies and bringing them together makes sense. But from a gaming perspective you do wish they focused in on us. More and more people are buying consoles (not because they can watch TV on it or do social stuff but because the games are like massive blockbuster films and have a lot of replay value. They don't need to focus on the social stuff anymore
DiRtY  +   403d ago
So why do Xbox One exclusive outnumber PS4 exclusives then? And I mean big time.
CGI-Quality  +   403d ago
Care to explain? How big time? In fact, how at all? How many does each have ready for launch?
shibster88  +   403d ago
That article somes up what I felt, its like being cheated on, then you lrt that person go have a break for a while a try something new, thisbhas happened to me, im on the break period atm, then ps4 for me, had my 360 for years and years and I still do enjoy it, but unlike sony ms will drop the 360 like it never was there a big shame.
Wikkid666  +   403d ago
What makes you think they are going to drop the 360?
True_Samurai  +   403d ago
Exactly they already said they will be supporting it for at least 3 more years
ChozenWoan  +   403d ago
Well MS's first party games have already started to dry up on 360 since 08, and now with the Xbone coming they are going to push it more.

The 360 will get some support for a couple years, but they will just be mostly ports of Xbone games or Kinect games. Not to mention in 2015 the Xbone will be 10yrs old and that is likely when support for it hits a stone cold wall to help urge gamers to upgrade to the Xbone. At most the XB360 will be supported till 2016, but that will be stretching it.
Wikkid666  +   402d ago
The "Xbone" will be 10 yrs old in 2015... LOL it's not even out yet. Do you know what year it is today?
Wikkid666  +   403d ago
PS3 is Sony's big shame. MS did very well with the 360 and will continue to do well with for many years to come.
Hicken  +   403d ago
Sony's big shame?
Roper316  +   403d ago
What Happened Microsoft?

Who cares! Every negative thing was brought on by themselves for being a greedy anti consumer company at heart.
ala_767  +   403d ago
Microsoft wasnt happy with their profits... they wanted more, therefore they screwed up!
Mithan  +   403d ago
What happened to MS is the same thing that happened to Sony last generation:
They got arrogant.
Awesomeo3000  +   403d ago
Lol I can imagine the writer of this article crying as he's typing it was a bit pathetic
JessiePinkmanYo  +   403d ago
All this negative press against the X-1 almost has me thinking about canceling my preorder. Flip flopping, Don Matrick leaving (also, I find it VERY hard to believe he left on his own. After all HE was even the one who stated it was the most exciting time of his career being onboard for the launch of the X-1) If he truly believed this, he would've still been around to stand behind of this super system rather than becoming CEO of (failing) Zynga/FarmVille. He either didn't truly believe in it, OR MS knows this is such a failure and axed him in order to lay the blame on him later. I can see it now. Also...who took his spot? Some woman who knows nothing about video games AND was a big part of the Windows 8 debacle. Maybe this is the MS way...Windows XP-Good, Vista-Bad, W7-Good, W8-Bad. Xbox-Bad, 360-Good, X1-Bad.
I hope I'm wrong, and I'm looking forward to both systems, but every day I see more negative press on X1.
ChozenWoan  +   403d ago
I agree with everything except I see the Xbox-good, xb360-bad, xbone- WTF WinME style?!?... ok not that bad but close.

Xbox was a solid console with some rather enviable features for it's time. The xb360 however has a strong track record of hardware issues, Paid Multi-player, and Dashboard Ads that has negated it's positive features and exclusive games for me. Xbone on the other hand... well if you can't say something nice... lol.

I was truely expecting MS to keep true to their pattern of Good product, bad product, good product pattern and that the xbone would be a legendary console from Day-1. We'll see how this all plays out over the next few years, maybe they can turn things around... I'm not counting on it, but we'll see.
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