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Submitted by pixlbit 858d ago | opinion piece

My Bitter Divorce With Microsoft

PixlBit | "Let’s face it, the Xbox One Reveal and all of the events that followed it have been disastrous. Not only has it enraged many gamers and the online community, but it has also caused many of the Microsoft fans to jump aboard the Sony Train.

While making the transition myself, I found myself making startling revelations not only about myself, but about the current generation of consoles as well. Everything you will be reading in the following entries are slightly based on true events, I’m simply choosing the light in which you’ll be viewing them." (Microsoft, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

iamnsuperman  +   858d ago
I would approve this if it wasn't twelve small pages. Couldn't this be condensed to just two
Cam977  +   858d ago
Regardless, I personally agree with him. I only read 5 of their reasons as I grew tired of the format in which it has been set.
dedicatedtogamers  +   858d ago
My bitter divorce with Microsoft began in the 90s when Microsoft began killing off competitors to DirectX and ended when my 360 went up in smoke in 2008, after a long and health marriage since the days of MS-DOS.

Though I do see my ex from time to time on my gaming PC. *boots up Age of Empires II*
JerkDaStryKbaK_NERD   858d ago | Spam
adorie  +   858d ago
Who's retaining custody of the children?
Are you getting the house?
How is the wealth going to be divided?

Yo Mama  +   858d ago
It's not our jobs as contributors to judge whether or not news, opinion pieces, etc should or shouldn't be posted here based on the size of the article in question.

I approved.
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iamnsuperman  +   858d ago
It isn't the size it is the format that annoys me. I hate websites that put little information per page so you end up reloading different pages (in this case 12). As a community we should only approve well formatted opinion pieces.
IcicleTrepan  +   858d ago
It's blatantly designed that way to increase traffic numbers.
admiralvic  +   858d ago
"It's not our jobs as contributors to judge whether or not news, opinion pieces, etc should or shouldn't be posted here based on the size of the article in question. "

But... that's exactly what your job is as a contributor.

"Posting Opinion Pieces

Articles that are of a more speculative nature or where the author shares his or her opinion should be filed as an Opinion Piece when selecting story type. The opinion piece should be well written and be of interest to the community. Personal blogs do not qualify as a legit source for opinion pieces unless the author is an industry professional. "

Like it or not, formatting is conceptually part of "well written" and in turn is something to judge for or against. Most people are not going to finish this piece, since reading 12 pages of content makes it sound extremely tedious and ultimately I don't want to give them that many page views just to read someones fairly simply opinion that is probably something like DRM or back peddling or something.
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Xof  +   858d ago
More hitbaiting drivel.

I'd suggest rating the site down, but I haven't seen that downvoting has any effect.
showtimefolks  +   858d ago
for me personally i bought a xbox360 20GB pro model at launch and was very excited, i wasn't happy that i had to buy a wireless adapter for $99 i think because i didn't have option to get wired connection back than

my system didn't RROD

the system was quite loud, anyone who bought earlier model xbox360 knows what i am talking about

till 2010 i was very happy with my system, i didn't like the fact that MS had been using the same Ip's over and over but i had a lot of fun with Fable and i thought why hasn't MS given crackdown IP to a great develop because it has the potential to me MS's infamous. Alan wake was also a good game

than wii slowed down in 2010 and MS came out with kinect and sony with move, from that day everything changed for me and for many gamers. They were more focused on casuals and some of their E3's were tough to watch because after the Initial 15-20 of minutes of gaming news everything else was about entertainment stuff

out of 15-20 gaming friends 4 of us have ps3 and rest xbox360 because of xblive, now all of us are buying ps4 at launch that should tell you something. MS went from their message we care about core gamers to better with kinect

many xbox fanboys tell me that well core market had been maxed out if that's true than how come ps3 kept using games to sell itself and pass xbox360?

i am not buying a xbox one not because i hate MS but because i don't have as much time for gaming as i use to have, and also because none of MS's exclusives really interest me. I like Verity something MS knows nothing about

also i full believe 110% that MS will go back on their word again, maximum 3-5 years and they will go back to chasing th casuals, right now they need us the core gamers so they are saying all the right things

even Phil Spencer said they will look at implementing some of the announced features down the road into xbox one

i could careless about my ps4/xbox one being able to do other things, i want them to be able to do one thing and that's deliver awesome games and some kickass exclusives

so my divorce with MS happened back in 2010, i wasn't as bitter as i felt betrayed that a company that use to say we care about core gamers to totally give up on us. just watch MS's E3 from 2005-2009 and even 2010 and listen to their message to 2011-2012. heir tone changed, their message changed and they lost about 15 loyal consumers

many of my friends i had to sell on ps3 but most of them pre ordered a ps4 before me so no need for any convincing
corvusmd  +   858d ago
Uh, this could have been a "hey guys I'm getting a PS4 not an XB1 cause I prefer it" in the comment section of an article asking which console you prefer. But no, this fanboy needed his 15 minutes of fame and writing this was cheaper than counseling...apparently he is upset he is NOT the center of the gaming universe and not everything caters to him. Poor guy, must have been spoiled growing up, it's gonna be a rough life for him when he sees what's coming in the real world.
The_Infected  +   857d ago
It's sad they're having a divorce. I wonder who will get custody of the power brick?
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BallsEye  +   857d ago
How about every person on the planet write a 12 page article about why he doesn't like this or that. I'm sure every each will get approved on N4G as long as it is negative towards MS or XO.
What a waste of time and internet space.
Software_Lover  +   858d ago
Good for you. I just don't understand why we need submissions on why a certain person doesn't want a certain console. We get those in the User Blogs everyday.
fsfsxii  +   858d ago
New 4 people who don't like a certain console and feel the need to express them selves
corvusmd  +   858d ago
It does get annoying, but I notice that they are typically one way...and one direction is usually negative and the others are positive.
BallsEye  +   857d ago
Fanboys go and approve it. It makes them feel somehow important.
skydragoonity  +   858d ago
Jae_Blaze06  +   858d ago
Wow, you guys seem really upset by the format of this article. I thought it was intended to be presented as a personal journal, or a diary if you will. I enjoyed the read. It was both entertaining and interesting hearing that kind of perspective.
Hicken  +   858d ago
It's because far too many sites rely on just this sort of format to increase the hits generated off one article.

Personal journal or not, there are far better methods for formatting articles on the internet. Hell, even livejournal doesn't default to one entry per page, and it's... a personal journal, or a diary, if you will.
Supermax  +   858d ago
Instead of writing a article about it why not dont buy the console and keep your opinion to yourself.
AO1JMM  +   858d ago
Because hits, the website needs the hits man.
DARK WITNESS  +   858d ago
for the same reason people feel the need to tell us why they are buying so and so console, instead of just buying it and keeping their opinion to themselves..
MichaelLito79  +   858d ago
Flame bait article.
AO1JMM  +   858d ago
RatchetandClank  +   858d ago were married to a console!
The_Sneauxman  +   858d ago
Don't judge, anything can happen haha
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gamertk421  +   858d ago
Somehow I don't think MS was as invested emotionally in your relationship as you were.
YNWA96  +   858d ago
So, judging from the article and some comments here, some people are really too attached to this form of entertainment and really need help. Do they treat there controllers as the children?
ACEMANWISE  +   858d ago
Unlike a divorce, Microsoft gets all your games. Not just half.

Unlike a divorce, Xbox Live will cost you more than child support.

Unlike a divorce, Microsoft can still see you (literally)...

Unlike a divorce, Microsoft still has control over your vaccinations.

Unlike a divorce, Microsoft never loved you.

Unlike a divorce, Microsoft always cheated on you.

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Like a divorce, Both were attractive until you commited..

Like a divorce, the service was great until reality hit.

Like a divorce, you have to start over.

Like a divorce, both expect payment.

Like a divorce, it came with terms.

Like a divorce, it was always about the money.

Like a divorce, it wasn't forever.

Like a divorce, it takes forever to resolve.

Like a divorce, there are memories.

Like a divorce, it involves emotional detachment.

Like a divorce, it involves the acceptance of change.
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Software_Lover  +   858d ago
pSSH, speak for yourself.
ACEMANWISE  +   858d ago
Dear Software_Lover,

I'm not ready for a relationship right now. Please refer all emotional attachment to your opinions.

In the meantime, I shall refrain from any commitment whatsoever. Please understand.
Software_Lover  +   858d ago
I was speaking about the divorce saying............ before all of the editing.

Some men do have everything taken.
YNWA96  +   858d ago
Aceman, you sound like kathy griffin, damn screechingly annoying...
Lwhit6  +   858d ago
Everything this guy puts in there is comedy gold and 100% true. Hahaha "i tried to offer my soul to the microsoft gods but i was horrendously denied." Loved it.
Tapioca Cold  +   858d ago
All you fanladies are getting annoying. Doesn't itbother you that 90% of gaming websites only produce this garbage opinion article abouit childish wants and desires. Seriously.

To start they are so poorly written that it astonishes me to see you actually commenting on these articles.

If you don't like Coke, then F^%$ off and drink pepsi. Serioulsy, why does anyone really care what game box will run your game?

it's just opinion after opinion and comment after comment. back and fourth and back and fourth.

The media has you guys all by the balls.
yargz  +   858d ago
Did anyone else sense the satirical sense in regards to the Five Stages of Grief?
ACEMANWISE  +   858d ago

Don't tell anyone! You may create a 6th stage....the grief over your comment.
ACEMANWISE  +   858d ago
Dear myself,

You may have created the 7th.


iceman06  +   858d ago
I don't think that most even read the article. They saw the title...assumed it was much of the same...and proceeded to flame on. I thought it was extremely original (title not included), satirical, and funny.
corvusmd  +   858d ago
Who would be so self-centered that they would have to write a 12 pg opinion piece like this? Uh, ok, you don't like Xbox anymore, move on dude...stop waiting for someone to ask you if you are ok and give you a hug. I've noticed a trend that seems to be more prominent amongst PS Fanboys (although it definitely goes both ways). They seem to feel the need to write OPINION pieces about why they hate MS/XB1 that just comes across as whining. Let's just get back to enjoying games again...there is such a great generation for gamers coming up and we keep making up huge deals out of nothing....if you don't like one of the systems...just don't get it, but don't cry to the world about seems like it stems from the same need for attention that causes this excitement for the game DVR function...personally I hope you can turn that crap off so you don't have to eat up system resources and clutter up the internet with useless crap....if you're not making a walkthrough to help others...I think it's worthless
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Supermax  +   858d ago
And now that the ps4 is not as powerful just look at cnet today now what are you gonna do.
yargz  +   857d ago
Keep eating paste I suppose
iceman06  +   858d ago

This divorce ends in reconciliation and eventual polygamy!!!
yargz  +   857d ago
Shhhhh... Lol
iceman06  +   857d ago bad!!! But, this is one of those movies that no one seems to have stayed for the ending!!! lol
Master-H  +   857d ago
12 separate pages with few lines each ?
Ain't nobody got time for that !
AgentSmithPS4  +   857d ago
??? Is it really true that the xbone doesn't have a power button?

So punks will be yelling "XBOX OFF, XBOX OFF!", "shut down game!" etc :P.

I really feel sorry for what xbone players will hear when everyone in multiplayer games has a kinect on. You'll hear background noise like moms yelling at kids, kids screaming, people talking to themselves, game sounds from the tv going back through voice, dogs barking, a group of friends blabbing, strange 'underwater' sounds, etc...
PFFT  +   857d ago
Ill probably fart every now and then just for shits and giggles.
Majin-vegeta  +   857d ago
Sh*t imagine when someone says "Xbox off" in a multiplayer lobby and all the kinects pick it up.I wonder if it would shut down every ones console in that lobby??
Sayai jin  +   857d ago
Good read. I run Linux on all but one pc. I have not brought a MS OS in quite sometime. I have a partial divorce from MS as I still have a 360 along with my PS3 (fatty), etc.

I have a partial divorce from SOny as well as I have a PS3...Sony stopped being the industry leader in electronics a while ago..home audio...their tvs are still good, but the likes of Samsung, Sharp, etc have take the lead. The hoime receivers are entry level at best...etc. The car audio is nothing short of a joke. Where is the the old Sony I used to know.
BallsEye  +   857d ago
"the Xbox One Reveal and all of the events that followed it have been disastrous."

Stopped reading here. E3 was great. You're a fanboy troll. awful site, awful article.
fsfsxii  +   857d ago
I can tell in 2014 Console marriege will be legalized
urwifeminder  +   857d ago
Sounds like he wants a casual fling instead of a hardcore marriage that may change when he matures.
PablitoPaperito  +   857d ago
I ditched Micro$oft in 1996 and never looked back.
Godlovesgamers  +   857d ago
This article is idiotic to say the least.

*Spoiler Alert*
He hates the XB1 policies and decides to give up on Xbox and go PS3. He gets TLOU and loves it, plays it online a ton.

And then at the end he breaks down and play super meat boy on his abandoned 360. Why? This was triggered when his bluetooth headset died. Funny. Bluetooth headsets beep and let you know when they need to be charged before they die, but apparently that was too much for this guy to handle and so he goes back to his 360!

Says a lot about your average 360 owner. With that kind of laziness, I'm surprise the guy doesn't wear adult diapers.
Redgehammer  +   857d ago
Why are you basing an opinion of 1 individual as the average For a subset of the population. Man, that is the same logic as many of the bigots I have encountered in my life. You are not God, so its quite possible standing in judgement is not your (or my) jurisdiction.
Mister_Dawg  +   857d ago
What has happened to this site?
I first joined years ago when it was primarily a 360 back slapping portal.
Even then, despite being a major 360 player, I found many of the articles to be pathetic.
I've always come back to N4G in the hope of finding some interesting gaming news. However I've not posted in years. This might be due to the fear of being rushed by a hundreds of people who find it very easy to spew hatred in the comfort of their pants, but not to a 'real' persons face.
Yet after reading numerous posts of XB1 being the most hated thing on Plane Earth I had to log back in and say something.
This current thread is common of what has being splattered onto N4G. Its clearly at the other end of the console spectrum. The 'I Love Sony' brigade. I have both current gen consoles, and the PS3 has for me, being the most expensive paper weight in history. I bought it to play the exclusives because I knew it had some awesome capabilities. I've completed i'd guess, 4 games. Well worth the investment. Not!
But do you know what? I don't care. For those few games I played, I totally enjoyed them. It just happens that I played the 360 a whole lot more. So what!
As for the next gen. What are you all getting pissed about? Always online XB1? It never was. Kinetic spying on you? FFS! XB1 cost more? You know what, yes it does. If thats an issue then don't buy it. The PS4 has a faster specs? Well most likely. So did the PS3 and that didn't sway many of my friends or myself between 360 or PS3.

What it all boils down to, is the games.
See whats available. Try them first for yourselves and don't get involved with pratts who create these sad threads.

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