Over the last few weeks GameDaily compiled your questions for Shane Kim, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Game Studios, and Kim was nice enough to turn them around in a timely manner.
Ahha.Did he just say Alan Wake for 08?
lol i think he did. :D
sort of offtopic but i noticed all the recent interviews with sony execs mentioning titles to look forward to in 08 never seem to mention KZ2. I have a feeling sony has accepted its inevitable slip
Yeah I agree. Its probably an 09 title.
Looks like every game that is exclusive on 360 is going to run on unreal engine. Maybe the reason they are exclusive in the first place.
almost everygame on xbox becomes a franchise.
Soon we will be seeing Too Human 2, Alan Wake 2, Banjo 2(tho highly doubful), and Halo wars 2.
Alan Wake has been pushed back so often, it's the new S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Apart from GOW2,what other exclusive is using the unreal engine? @supa: Alan Wake was never really given an official release date.Every release date on the internet has been pure speculations because the devs have always said that it will be unveiled when it's done.
does alan wake use UE3??
Alan wake does not use UE3.Even Too Humans engine is around 90% diff. from UE3.Epic even wanted to counter sue them for using a few elements, but it was not enough to make an issue out off
"For later this year and beyond, Xbox 360 customers can look forward to Gears of War 2, Fable 2, Banjo, Halo Wars, and Alan Wake."
Alan Wake could fall under the beyond, just hope Gears doesn't.
um Too Human is still derived from unreal engine.
If Alan wake can outdone the things i saw in Alone in the dark, then i'll be impressed.
here is videos to alone in the dark.
Alone in the dark and RE5 will set standards for horror games. Alan wake has to be unique in its own way if it wants to stand out.
i think alan wake is an open world game but i think they are using some pretty impressive lighting
Man what do you have to do with engines look at Bioshock , ME and Gears both are quite different in looks. This difference will further increase as the engine upgrades.
he said 2088 and beyond.
9. What is Microsoft doing to remedy the DRM issues affecting those who have suffered the red ring of death? It's been over two months since I received my new console (unit #3) and I still cannot access content that was purchased with my original 360 while I'm offline. For people who do most of their gaming offline, it is extremely inconvenient. It has also caused me to hold off on future Live purchases for fear of going through this again should I suffer another hardware failure. It makes sense that if you've paid for DLC, you should be able to enjoy it online or off. When are we going to see a resolution?
I can absolutely understand your frustration. Please know that we have taken major steps to address the hardware issues experienced by our customers so that they won't have to deal with this in the future. For people in your shoes, I think we have an amicable solution already in place. I recommend that you visit http://www.xbox.com/en-US/s... for instructions. This process will only require you to connect to Xbox LIVE once to download the content again. Once you follow this process, you should be able to play previously downloaded content whether you are signed into Xbox LIVE or not. If for some reason this process does not work for you, please contact 1-800-4MY-XBOX.
Talk about ownage. So for all you guys complaining, please learn to follow directions!!!!!!!!!!!!
i think that the 360 and ps3 have good exclusives but exclusives are geting fewer and fewer because of the price it cost to make a game and soon exclusives will be history.
Some people are saying that every exclusive game on xbox becomes a franchise like it's a bad thing but what about the ps3,it's the same way, almost every exclusive on the ps3 is a franchise of one game or the other so they are both the same. i think that the 360 and ps3 are both good systems but don't just talk about the 360 like it's the only one that does something when the ps3 does the same thing.
360 fanboys keep saying that the ps3 is high when it's not really expensive.if you like games and want a br player the ps3 is the best way to go but if you have the money and a home theater like i do you will want to buy the top of the line stand alone br player that has all the works and be able to handle every type of audio because the ps3 can't but you can't beat the price of the ps3 for what it has in it.
Just like the 360 fanboys,the ps3 fanboys say things like the 360 keep breaking down and sony is the only reliable company for electronics products,with out knowing or just don't want to admit it but sony had problems with their electronic products to.when sony released the ps3 it was done right from the launch because the ps3 is the most dependable console every made and the few people that had a problem with it is to few to mention.
When the ps2 came out it had a defected drive in it and about 27% of the ps2 went out on people in less then 3 months because it would say can't read disc on the secreen even if it was a a new system or game.i know that it's not as high as the 360 but it's still high,i had to buy 5 in less then 2 years.not every one had a problem with their ps2,just about 27 out of a 100.i know some people who bought a ps2 and it lasted about 4 years and that's good for a console.the 360 is the same way i had a 360 since launch and never had a problem but about 35% of the people did and i'll admit it's high.
when people start complaining about the ps2s going out on them,sony kept saying that the ps2 didn't have any problems but after they were threaten with a lawsuit sony said that the ps2 did have a defected drive in it and they were working on fixing it and after a few years sony did fix all the drives in the new ps2.but unlike microsoft,sony didn't increase the warrinty from 3 months,so the people that bought the ps2 early and it broke down you were just stuck with the ps2 and even if you are a sony fan you have to admit that it was s**tty for sony to do that.so even if you don't like microsoft you have to admit that at least micro gave a 3 year warinty on the 360 and there isn't one other company that released a defected product and gave a warrinty like micro gave for the 360.
Sony also released defected computers and a defected video camera so every company release a defected products some times not just microsoft like people are trying to say,hell even big car companies released defected cars before.sony just settled a lawsuit because of a defected product,hell sony computers was exploding because of sony batteries in it.
Sony fans are also acting like microsoft is the only company that lies but the truth is that sony lies to.hell sony lied when they said that the reason they didn't put rumble in the ps3 controller because it was last gen,then they said the reason why was because they couldn't put the motion censor and rumble in the same controller because it didn't have enough room but the truth is that sony,microsoft and another company was sued by the company that made rumble because they didn't have permission to use it.microsoft and the other company paid the fine right away to the company that was awarded by the courts but sony refused to pay and that's why they didn't put rumble in the ps3 controller at first but when ps3 fans start saying that they want rumble sony didn't have any choice but to pay the fine and they did and now they have permission to use rumble and that's why they are putting it in the ps3 controller now and that's the truth.
i'm tired of 360 fanboys and ps3 fanboys acting like the system that they have is the best,have better graphics,and more powerful then the other.the truth is that the ps3 and 360 graphics isn't different enough to talk about,hell some time you can't even tell what system the game is on.fanboys from both sides keep saying that their system is more powerful,the truth is that the ps3 is a little bit more powerful but the way they are desighn they are almost equal in power.
i think that they are both good systems with good games and i think that if a person bought a ps3 or a 360 they should just enjoy it and don't even worry about the other one or what a fanboy says because most of the time it's nor true.so just enjoy the games and let stop all this childish fighting.
like i said i have a 360 and i like it and the ps3 is the most dependable console every made but i know people don't think like me but i'm buying from an american company as much as i can.the reason that japan and china is the most powerful and richest country in the world now is because of people buying forign products,hell senators are even saying it now and they want to change the trade laws so it will help us just like it help them because right now japan is exporting about 4 to 5 times more to the U.S then they let the U.S import to japan.they had an article written by a japanese writer from a game magazine in japan and he said that the japanese people are proud of their country and companies in it and they just refuse to buy anything from other country if they can even if the products are better then the ones in japan and they especially hate to buy american products.this is the reason that the japans economy is strong and almost every one have a jop and the reason the U.S has a poor econmy is because american buy all their products from japan instead of the U.S.i don't blam the japanese people to do what they are doing because they are doing the best thing for their country and it's about time we do to.the people that don't belive what i'm saying in the truth need to check up on trade between the U.S and japan,hell not that long ago the U.S didn't like what japan was doing concerning trade between the 2.like i said before,senaters are starting to talk about it and saying that something need to be done about it.
I wonder what the surprises will be?E3 08 will be crazy.
I think we'll probably see the unveiling of Perfect Dark 2, Kameo 2, Halo Chronicles, Forza 3 (according to Gamereactor) and the Newton controller.
Forza 3 will be that big of a surprise. Perfect Dark would be awesome although the fist one was sored too high in my opinion.
I wish. Kameo was a fun little platformer that needs a sequel badly.
Yeah perfect Dark zero was not that good, but Rare restored my faith with Kameo and Viva Pinata I will like to see them do another try with it but if it is not better this time their is no mercy in middle of this so called next gen.
They consider GTA 4 DLC comparable to the PS3 lineup?
They sure can dream. @ Bottom Shane tried downplaying MGS series in a 1up podcast, he might be referring to that. EDIT: I didn't know I struck a chord with you, we all know your pro 360, Tit for tat buddy. Doesn't matter, Shane Kim tries to downplay one of the biggest series in history, he's gonna get nailed everywhere he goes and whatever article he's on, I'm not targeting 360 per-say (it is awfully funny though how seriously you guys take DLC though) but this Shane Kim is a dumbass.
where in the interview did he mention the line up and PS3 in the same sentence?He said great content for 360 owners this year period. Stop turning this into something else.Infact please can you even point out where he mentioned another console in the interview? @Domultra: is this the 1up podcast? Edit: yes no doubt about it i am pro 360,but you will NEVER EVER see me trolling a PS3 related article.I hardly even read PS3 related articles.The day you see me making comments about the PS3,just know that i have bought one.
"it is awfully funny though how seriously you guys take DLC though"
In all fairness its awfully funny how much hardcore Sony fans try to dismiss DLC they no nothing about yet. Just like you said tit for tat buddy.
I'm no fanboy I'm just pointing out the truth. The back and forth is pointless. Its all opinion. No one is right or wrong. Both consoles have great games this year thats why for me having both consoles is the only option.
your always gonna miss out on something whether you have one console or the other. It is exspensive to own them all but i just can't warrant not having either of the three this generation. I owned the gc/ps2 last gen although i played a fair bit of pgr/halo on a mates xbox.
This guy is full of sh!t, really he is.
Worldwide Hardware Chart for Week Ending April 11th, 2008 -
PSP: 236,725 [263,914] ;-P
PS3: 173,155 [188,456] ;-P
PS2: 130,546 [138,922] ;-P
360: 127,681 [133,572] ;-D
King Kaz shall karate kick this FOOL! 57 days until Judgment Day, Nazisoft! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
He answered every question like a true executive bland off topic sometimes and never truely answers the question.
yea I tend to buy more xbox products and i thought his responses were way to canned.
I hate these executives with all of their non-sense. You never get crap out of them. You ask them a sensitive question, their replies will be all over the map mentioning crap that don't matter at all. I own a 360 and PS3. I am constantly thinking that my xbox is going to break someday, and his answer to the question about hardware reliability is pathetic. Just say the truth SOMEWHAT! Say you are trying to improve the hardware reliability by doing such and such.....this guy is a jacka$$
we feel very confident in the quality of the consoles that we are producing lol
Why wouldn't they? I haven't heard of too many of the newer consoles breaking down. But whether they do or they don't, how do any of us really know unless we see official numbers? One other question: MS had to set aside a BILLION dollars for faulty 360's. Why would they not make modifications before manufacturing new ones? It's funny how Sony fanboys like to pretend that MS will just go about its business without correcting the problem. Imagine if Sony did that when it was having problems with the PS2...
World class quality is top priority for the entire Xbox 360 program lol
our RROD product that we sold to our consumers, our best supporter have been listed POG The Mart Getpwnz firstknight that all I can think of my head but you all know our supporter is, by the way thank you for all your support keep up with the RROD
Kim for the win, lol.
"yeah are line up isnt the best this year and are machine is still poorly designed but hay you get a mission pack for GTA4 in a few months (kim does a 2 thumbs up)"
not gonna happen.
Would be pretty funny if they did though. Ha.
Just like Lee does in Kuma's ending in Tekken 5
They asked Shane Kim one of the questions I submitted to them. :D Meus Repping N4G. http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... "8. Windows Live for PC hasn't quite achieved the success or mainstream recognition as you would have hoped according to some in the industry, and with the perceived weakening of Microsoft Game Studios as a first party developer with the loss of some studios, do you think the investment in splitting resources between your console platform and your PC platform is a good enough strategy to maintain?"
I like how Kim never really answered the question.
The HD DVD add on is a terrific DVD player? Then why is there one already in the 360 you moron? Is that a crappy one? It adds two DVD ports to your 360? At what cost dumbass?
"World class quality is top priority for the entire Xbox 360 program."
I hate lies but I hate most the bald face ones that think the public is completely ignorant.
"Please know that we have taken major steps to address the hardware issues experienced by our customers so that they won't have to deal with this in the future."
Hey asshole, what about those that have to deal with it in the present and still haven't had out problem fixed? Why not just reimbursement the points you lying corporate mouthpiece. hEY sHANE, maybe I wouldn't have DRM issues if I hadn't have purchased 4 PIECES OF CRAP, 3 OF WHICH ALREADY DIED ON ME!
This guy is so full of BS, standing there and grinning like nothing is wrong. If he only knew that interviews like this hurt PR and damage his reputation to no end.
"I hate lies but I hate most the bald face ones that think the public is completely ignorant."
Then you must not be a fan of sony either.
"However, we feel very confident in the quality of the consoles that we are producing, and our hardware experience and talent continue to grow. Customers should be confident that we are applying the same focus and commitment to quality in our hardware as we are to our software and services."
My bullshit detector just went off. Think about the possibility of what might happen to the 360s if they are not confident in the quality of the cosole they are producing XD.
Take Two or/and Pandemic would have cost $3billion to buy? That's a rip off. Click agree if you agree with me, and click disagree if you also agree with me.
Agree.If Halo3 costs 30million to make,think of how many games (split between the right devs) you can make with 3billion. You will need GTA 5,6,Bioshock 2,3 and a few other titles to get your money back.And considering it takes 3 years for a GTA sequel to come out,you will be looking at 2014 to reap the benefits of your billions. I think thats why SOny,Micro or Nintend are not interested.
Why are the Sony Soldiers flocking to 360 only news? Just wait until POG gets here. You guys are gonna get it.
Lol hiding behind POGMART(Enter the million accounts he has here)? So, how do you take it, up the ass or in the mouth? @ Below Well that's a bit contradictory, obviously waiting for POGMART insinuate that you are his b!tch.
Sorry, my mistake. I'll let you guys be.
since when did POG give anyone ANYTHING even the 360 fans i talk to agree hes a dumbass i would say its someone like Jason 360 that would make a good point maybe even you, certainly not that freakin failure
POG don't put fear in me. HAHA his defensive support for an almost dead console(57 days), is making me ROFLMBO. POG leaves me nothing more then laughter. By words of a famous quote, "YOU FAIL".
These guys care about 360 news more than PS3 news. Coming in here like a mosquitos attracted to a bug zapper hovering around "Shane Kim On 360 Exclusives"... That is why you all came in here right?.
I remember a story posted a few weeks ago on how rabid or *out of control* PS3 fanboys are.
3 generation's worth of anti social *BRATS* and Gothic anime lovin anti corporations(the hipocray)haters has driven these people mad its not saying these anti social *hang naked cartoon pics on the wall* impersonating destroy all thats not Sony" didn't already have mental issues.
PS fansboys have been spoiled and its emotionally and mentally bothing them that the 360 has made a name for itself. WoW
This site has become a tool inwhich fanboys use it as a platfrom to further their agenda's and once again PS fans have become so spoiled; so careless that they attack, troll, and bash anything not praising Sony
Dun dun dun! POGMART (whateverthefckyournameis) has come to the rescue with his jargon that doesn't even make sense half the time. Question, is it hard being a fckup or does it come naturally? "You fucs have fun circle jerking eachother in this thread waiting for 360 fans to fight with because no one else will pay you any mind in life. lol" Seriously this is proof that Xbox fanboi's are amongst the most retarded people the western civilization has to bare.
hahahahhahahahah what a delusional loser.
PS3 is fcking CRUSHING the FLOPbox.
You fucs have fun circle jerking eachother in this thread waiting for 360 fans to fight with because no one else will pay you any mind in life. lol
And yet, here YOU are Mart/Pog.
Once again, Shane Kim has made a rare public apperance to further solidify himself and the company he represents as the true and complete dolts of the gaming industry.
He suggests that his consumers should still continue to support HD-DVD and collect it's 500+ collection base. Also he provides no real answer into why all Xbox 360 consoles are prone to malfunctioning.
People such as Shane Kim is why Dark Sniper belives Microsoft is has proven themselves to be the complete scum of the gaming industry.
are the complete scum of the gaming community
Ok I'm listening :) Know what that's called? a trick bag.
Like Sony doesnt have their own MS are in for a ride of their life. There too strong of a company to get demolished like dreamcast but there not going to surpass their first xbox by much.
They're already surpassing the original xbox, and every console lately has sold the bulk of its sales late in it's life.
let me ask you a question if your ps3 is so much better
if it so much superior then every other console why do continue to go on 360 sections and b!tch and complain about 360 this and 360 that and has everyone forgot that 360 was fixed in june 2007? did everyone just seem to forget that ? also the failure has dropped to half 16% and thats counting ones from 2005 which are prone to fail and i mean im not complaining i get a 3 year warranty plus up here in canada we dont get repaired 360 they just give us new ones but still the rrod is no accepatble but its funny that the 360 has 6-7 million more consoles sold then the ps3 even with rrod? imagine if there was no rrod..ps3 fanboys feel threatened the PS has always dominated the console market but when a 360 and wii beat it the feel threatened and continue to make meanlingless comments about how ps3 has untapped power 2008 is the year of ps3 ...ps3 is the future? yea well im sick of it i dont wanna wait anymore i want games for ps3 now..ps3 has been out for around 2 years and it only released two solid games uncharted and resistance and those are just solid no great games like mass effect mario galaxy cod4 bioshock, gears of war,crysis and untill ps3 starts realeasing good games ps3 is just a blu ray player and even sony admited that the only reason ps3 is selling more because of the format war? a format i want games dammit no f&&king movies...and why is brokeback mountain the highest selling blu ray dvd?
EDIT im not a fanboy i still like my ps3 im just a little disappointed
PS3 has COD4. I love my PS3, but it's my least favorite of the consoles because of it's library. You know what's sad though? Instead of praising their console of choice, the Sony guys have to resort to bashing the other consoles.
i know ps3 has cod4 and it was great game but it wasnt ps3 exclusive i was talking bout ps3 exclusive not getting great scores as every other game
"probably the most important lesson I've learned is to take a long-term view of the business and to do the things necessary to win in the long run." Dam Sony teaching them lessons rofl. This guy is just there to make MS look a little better than what they doing to make it look like they are actually still competing. He said they are satisfied with the quality of their console rofl... Just for that sentence alone I will never ever buy a xbox they just lost all hope for me right there.
So MS isn't competing anymore?