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allformats1058d ago

My Lord. Will Microsoft ever get its messaging straight?

I think they tried playing gamers again! They announce at GamesCom one thing to create hype and then "correct" themselves on slow news days.

MariaHelFutura1058d ago (Edited 1058d ago )

The answer to your question is, NO.

It's not even available in all the European countries.
http://www.technobuffalo.co...

Septic1058d ago

Well this steals the thunder from the announcement. Day One editions are selling out fast.

Here's hoping they have enough supply to meet demand.

Eonjay1058d ago (Edited 1058d ago )

One Microsoft message says "ALL DAY ONE" purchases get the game.

The other says

"...only come free with Xbox One Day One Edition PRE-ORDERS, while STOCKS LAST"

But at gamescom they said: "ALL EUROPEAN XBOX ONES come with a free..."

So whats the real story? Why does everything always have to be so complicated. Why doesn't "ALL EUROPEAN LAUNCH CONSOLES" mean "ALL EUROPEAN LAUNCH CONSOLES"?

1. While stocks of what last? Day One pre orders or FIFA codes
2. So if you get it in the store "DAY ONE" you don't qualify?

meatysausage1058d ago

Your out on full xbox assault. Im not exactly sure what you are trying to do, why even waste your time making comments in every thread. You obviusly, dont want the console, so what are you doing.
What you seem to not understand is most launchs, both MS and Sony have been a gradual roll out. I had to wait 1 year for the PS3 to come out after its launch, and the 360 about 6 months. Microsoft is doing 13 countries and thats a bad thing??
Sony is doing more, and im happy for them too.
Stop trying to make everything so hateful. Its boring and lame.
Europeans in tier 1 get fifa for free. Thats not a bad thing. Get over it

4Sh0w1058d ago (Edited 1058d ago )

They should of been more exact but did people really think everybody in Europe were getting FIFA for free forever, I always assumed it was the day 1 preorders. Bad mistake on their part but no harm since now they are clarifying it with a couple months to go.

BLAKHOODe1058d ago

@eggnog93

It's fans like you that allow Microsoft to get away with all of it's inconsistencies. If a company says it's going to do something, makes a promise or whatever the case.. it needs to DO THAT. NOT the opposite. But when you and others defend it, regardless, you are saying LIE TO US AND SCREW US SOME MORE.. WE STILL LOVE YOU. And Microsoft will.. again.. and again.

I get it. You have a preferred brand. But open your eyes and rather they have your loyalty or not, CALL THEM OUT on their mistakes. You, more than anybody, should be ticked about this, because it's YOUR preferred brand.. YOUR happiness with their product that they are damaging.

ZodTheRipper1058d ago

Hey, it's another 180 ...did someone count them or is that already too much of a task?

slimeybrainboy1058d ago

They did say all preorder so i'm not sure. But they did say whilst stocks last, I thought they meant FIFA for some reason but it's since been clarified that the FIFA is the digital edition.

not only does this suggest that it is in fact Day One ediitions, but it's also a bummer. If you get the digital version you can't sell it come FIFA 15. Alost of People sell FIFA to get £10-£25 back when they get bored of FIFA. It's still adding value to XB1 but not as much as I thought.

black0o1058d ago

Man some even gve the crown of gamesCom to MS Just for that free FIFA ... well played MS

meatysausage1058d ago

@BLAKHOODe

I dont prefer the xbox brand. Actually, Im getting both at launch
right now i only have a ps3 and vita as i sold my 360 a few years ago.
All im saying is that its a trend now to hate on something that isnt out yet,
there policies originally sucked for the common person, but thats over and finished. Believe me im the first one to complain about a company screwing me over. But this site obviously is pro sony and most of the comments arnt even constructive critisism or a discussion but a full on bashing, which honestly is not tht interesting. Sony is great, but they do screw up a lot

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iamnsuperman1058d ago (Edited 1058d ago )

What are they doing. This is just unacceptable. If someone asks you a question you make sure you get the right answer before you reply. This is just getting ridiculous

edit: disagree all you want but they got it wrong on the official twitter page https://twitter.com/Xbox/st... They need to start fact checking and making sure before they reply

user74029311058d ago (Edited 1058d ago )

its been ridiculous for 9 years goddammit

pyramidshead1058d ago

WOW, at that twitter post lol what is going on mang

Mystogan1058d ago

I don't think this guy knows what he's talking about. MajorNelson himself said that it will come with all preorder. He rarely get this stuff wrong and he doesn't talk when he's not allowed or does not know this information.

I still assume you get FIFA with all preorders until this gets confirmed by another employee.

MariaHelFutura1058d ago

Other things Major Nelson has the last few months.

Metal Gear Solid 5 is exclusive for Xbox One
http://www.engadget.com/201...

DRM can be just turned off
http://www.dualshockers.com...

BF4 Pax Demo
http://n4g.com/news/1344296...

He says more thing that inaccurate, than things that are accurate since the reveal of the Xbox One. I'm even missing a few things here, I'm pretty sure he said Kinect was built in and couldn't be changed too, it's hard to keep track of all of it.

devwan1058d ago

"He rarely get this stuff wrong"

l o l

Godmars2901058d ago

Are you honestly late to the party realizing this?

Thatguy-3101058d ago (Edited 1058d ago )

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I just wish Microsoft good luck. They are going to need it.

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jackanderson19851058d ago

i'm pretty sure they announced it was only with day one editions (though could be wrong)

although even if they didn't i'm not sure why people would be surprised they have said on numerous times it's a limited offer so it'd make sense it was only for day one editions

thehitman1058d ago

Isnt a pre-order a pre-order? Shouldnt they honor ALL of them not just the "lucky" people who managed to nab a day one edition. Now with that said... you can only get pre-orders before the product releases so all of them are under the "limited time" frame. This is a HUGE slap in the face to xbox supporters and I hope everyone who MS coyed into getting a xb1 standard edition with this marketing strategy switches their pre-order to a better company.

CRAIG6671058d ago

This is what they said at Gamescom, what's the big deal?

pyramidshead1058d ago (Edited 1058d ago )

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

I, and apparently lots of others, were kinda under the impression everyone pre-ordering any XB1 addition in EU was getting free Fifa, I thought that's why people were making a huge deal about it.

Maybe some people took it differently, idk.

Kayant1058d ago (Edited 1058d ago )

It's not a really a big deal but people where misinformed that's the problem here as shown above.

badz1491058d ago

On Twitter it said "ALL" and "doesn't matter day 1 console or not"

Just...don't even try to defend this anymore. Just admit that this is another 180 and it wouldn't even hurt as these 180s are rolling day in and day out!

CRAIG6671058d ago

Well it sucks for people who got the wrong end of the stick.

Out of curiosity, why pre-order the non day one edition?

badz1491058d ago (Edited 1058d ago )

Those who were unlucky enough? Day 1 edition is set tobe sold out but that doesn't mean you can't still preorder. It's just that now those non day 1 edition will not get FIFA

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IanVanCheese1058d ago

This is exactly what they said at Gamescom, how is this news now?

Foxgod1058d ago

news sites are looking for hits by posting negative things.
Thats how the media works, if something draws attention they will keep re chewing it till its mush.

iamnsuperman1058d ago (Edited 1058d ago )

Or Microsoft got it wrong

Source: https://twitter.com/Xbox/st...
http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

edit if you don't click the links here

Twitter:
"All pre-orders come with FIFA 14 in Europe, Ian. Doesn't matter if it's a Day One console or not."

NeoGaf:
"The exact wording delivered by Phil Harrison at Gamescom was:
"All pre-orders for Xbox One this holiday will include a copy of FIFA 14 at no additional cost. All pre-orders to date and whilst stocks last."
He then showed an image of the Xbox One packaging, and it wasn't a Day One edition (the controller didn't have the writing on it).
Proof (at 31:57) - http://www.youtube.com/watc... "

It isn't anything like you said as they said something different themselves. They got it wrong

Foxgod1058d ago

I never said they didnt get it wrong, just pointing out that the media are a bunch of sheep looking for hits.
Because thats their business model.

stuff1058d ago (Edited 1058d ago )

In Phil's own words...

http://youtu.be/rJOEtvdHoAw...

badz1491058d ago

@Foxgod

Wow...how low can you go? It's reporting the truth about yet another false message from MS and you're saying like they did something bad! The truth hurts, I know, but learn to admit it when you're in the wrong and forgiveness might help heal the pain. Arrogance is not gonna help!

devwan1058d ago

@ Foxgod "I never said they didnt get it wrong, just pointing out that the media are a bunch of sheep"

They're not the only group of individuals who could be considered sheep at this point...

How many more times will microsoft completely fail to put out a straight and honest message without snidey little clauses and small print forced out of them by the media and gamers alike? And how many more times will their superfans forgive them and bend right over again for the next hit?

Baaaaaa.....

jessupj1058d ago

Dam your getting annoying.

Can you, just once, admit MS lied?

At least sony fanboys use facts and widely accepted truths most of the time.

MS fanboys just spew complete crap and disregard every single legitimate criticism that gets asks of them about MS. They are so annoying.

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stuff1058d ago

This will make some gamers sour no doubt. There is a clear difference between what they said at Gamescon and what they are saying now.

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