DailyGame: Microsoft looks brilliant with the U.S. in the World Cup. Will U.S. gamers even care?
I care, good job MS and good luck US! Edit: Read past the title Mario18.
Care about what? That the US is in the world cup?
Wow, talk about grasping straws. "Xbox One comes with FIFA in Europe, therefore the fact that the US National Soccer team qualified for the world cup makes MS look brilliant"
yeah... this article is trying to mash two things that shouldn't be.
Yeah I don't get it either???
If Jokes doesnt get it then they are obviously grasping at straws.
If Fifa was free in the US along with Day One preorders, yeah brilliant....BUT IT'S NOT!
i think ea and ms need to make the best of this deal...spread the love to usa and become co sponsors of the american team...i love the fact that ea and ms have this relationship..i remember the original xbox ea almost never released nfl and fifa but now things have changed..its good to see ms grow such relationships with many developers especially in the west..good work ms.nice work team xbox.
No offence to my US cousins, but the USA arent getting past the first round. They will go straight into the unseeded pot, which could lead them to be drawn against seeded teams such as England (If we qualify that is), Spain, Germany, France, Netherlands, Brazil etc. Pointless sponsoring a team nobody is gonna watch, during the 2010 world cup in South Africa, I think I read somewhere that less than 3% of the entire population of the US watched there first round games.
Yeah, what does this have to do with Xbox? Coincidence only, even that is a stretch...
@sniper control, dont know where you bern the last world cups, but the states have grown into a strong strong team. Actually dominating teams. This world cup themre predicted to go far.
Yeah.... US isn't even getting past quarters. US is good at other things, but football's not really their game. Europe will do good, I'm guessing either Portugal, Spain, Germany will make it to finals. Hoping for Portugal. Good news for MS thought I guess... but the article's weird. These things are barely related.
US will get past the quarters we have a great team and we made it this far there's no way we won't make it even further. You just watch and see... And how about them Niner's? ;)
One thing that will happen is the USA will go further than England we are shocking and why Hart has the number one shirt I don't know.
@xoxfun You forgot to add /s at the end.
"US isn't even getting past quarters." They'll do phenomenally well if they reach the quarters. In fact they'll be doing very well if they advance past the group stage.
It will be a great tourney for the US if we GET to the quarters...as it would for most teams outside of the usual superpowers like Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Brazil, etc. I wasn't really worried about qualifying, as it's not like we've missed the last several World Cups. Now, I look forward to the draw and some luck.
If MS is counting, in any way, on the popularity of this sport in the US, then they are far from brilliant. It's a great sport and I played it for many years here in TX, but it's pretty low on the popularity meter in the US. Edit - I played two seasons a year from 1st grade through 5th, then one season a year through 12th grade, and I have never once purchased a videogame based on the sport. But, I'm not into most sports games in general.
This is true. But, the tides are slowly changing. I am also a former player from 1st through my first year in college. What I have seen is that it is growing pretty rapidly. MLS has a lot to do with it (not necessarily always the quality) by raising the profile of the sport. This is the first time, that I can remember, where you can actually see Champions League, Premiere League, Spanish, French, and Italian league games and results on ESPN. That's pretty big. That being said, you are right. There is still miles to go and if this is what if making MS brilliant...well...not so much.
"Yep, at about the same time the FIFA World Cup is getting underway." This makes no sense unless the other Euro countries get the Xbone as late as June 2014. By then it would be smarter to bundle it with the fifa world cup 2014 game thats bound to come out in may.
The World Cup is already under way, because the Qualifiers are a part of it.
ms is the best company in the world
What world do you live in cause It doesn't seem that way on Planet Earth.
planet ms like you live on sony beach earth lin
I would only say that about a company that makes me a millionaire.. And that will never happen so their will never be a "best company in the world" to me.. I didnt disagree or bubble you down for your OPINION.. You shouldnt be hated for likeing a company i dont cwre if its sony ms or nintendo..
Lol I would not say they were the best company in the world but I am a big fan and after moving over to there eco system (windows phone, windows 8, Xbox, Xbox music, SkyDrive, 2012 server, and windows RT on my surface I would say this system fits me better than what Google, apple and Linux offer) but we all like different things in life and that's why we have choices.
good point bro
I respect your opinion, but if you have the desktop version of Windows 8 i have to disagree with you there, Windows 8 is horrible to use, even worse than Vista... It's made for tablets and smartphones, why they tried to crowbar into a desktop is something i just do not understand...
@paul-p1988 I can see why people don't like Windows 8 but it is no where near as bad as Vista was. I have had customers say they don't like Windows 8 but when they have been shown how to use it they have said they find it quicker than Windows 7 for finding applications. The one thing it is missing is a quick document open like windows 7 had. I also think 8.1 start screen will be even better as you can make small icons s fit more on the front screen for non touch devices. Like I have said though its each to there own. For me I would take the new start screen over the old one but can see why people don't like it.
Why is so difficult to respect others likes?
Because we live in a world of mine is better than your just because it is. For some reason people seem to think that if you don't like what they do you are wrong and its no good. I just buy what I want and let people buy what they want. I am no apple fan and would never buy a Ipad as they are limited but for my Gran I said she was best getting an ipad as all she used her laptop for was Skype and facebook and because it is very simple it fits her better than a windows 8 or Android tablet. Yet for my Brother who has just started Uni I said he should look at a surface RT as this will be a tablet to connect to facebook ect but it will also be a laptop with a 10 hour battery life where he can use word ect. The way I look at it no one peace of technology is better than another but some technology fits some people but will not fit others.
soccer sucks why would Americans care we care about American football baseball
dont forget about basketball
haha yea i knew i was missing one basketball also
Theres more fans in the world of football, #its not soccer btw# than the 3 sports u 2 mentioned combined.. So u think it sucks... well you are in like 20-30% that thinks so.. Im not saying the sports you like sucks, because im not that closed minded. #And i dont care about American football or baseball, but i love basketball -spurs ftw-
Yeah this move is all about MS losing worldwide this generation. Football is the world's sport, and I don't mean the NFL.
This picture seems appropriate right about here :P http://i629.photobucket.com...
Sounds like you need to get out more...like out of the United States. Soccer, or what the world knows as football, IS the world's sport. More people play soccer than American football, baseball, and basketball combined. Americans, like myself, typically don't care about it on a regular basis. However, come World Cup time, they jump on the bandwagon to support their country. Much like the support that comes during the Olympics.
Madden should be bundled in the US.
What a stupid article. Key points in article: 1) US Soccer team won against Mexico for FWC 2014. 2) MS giving free FIFA2014 in Europe (NOT IN THE USofA) 3) MS Looks brilliant 4) Will you be more interested to play FIFA on XB1 after this? I don't see any connection in these points, unless MS is offering free FIFA14 on all pre-orders in the USA. Then again, (sadly but truly) no one gives a flying f*@k to soccer in this country. Like person above this comment said, MS would look really brilliant IF they give free Madden with the US pre-roders.
So much Xbone hate.. Pathetic!!
The reaching this article does- and how willing Xbox fanboys are to accept it- is what's really pathetic.
@Dillwed It's not our fault the Xbox one sucks so bad compared to ps4. Blame Microsoft for trying to sell such a mess of a console.
+1 ... i guess the truth just stings a little.
Seriously, what does a U.S. soccer team being qualified for the World Cup have to do with Microsoft? Lol, "journalists" are simply laughing stocks, like they're trying hard to bring good news to MS based on something totally unrelated, lol.
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