Nizulo's Rich Bloomfield writes why gamers should give Albert Penello a break, and the one one reason why Penello is actually doing a good job.
albert albert albert....great job so far my man.
I think at this point that they were probably better off just lying and saying it's 1080p, and then on the contrary just say "but it's upscale to 1080p". By then most X1 owners would have bought the game already. As of now one game is making the X1 look bad and it just adds another reason to not buy the X1 to begin with.
don't buy the Penello nice guy act for a second fact is, he and guys like Phil Spencer do know information like 3rd party games resolution, basic information like that is mandatory for the platform holder to have. If Adam Boyes, someone lower in position at Sony than Albert Penello, can have the information then it is unbelievable he doesn't know.
Well if they were to lie someone could take them to court over it. A lawsuit right when a new console is release definitely isn't good for business and or the company's image/reputation.
It looks like they are trying to get out of the business of being called liars, now you suggest they do it? Why not just wait until Activision is ready to reveal the specs of their game...just like Sony did...
@zeal0us not if they stay ambiguous and obfuscate, CBOAT said this is Albert Penello's actual job, and looks like the charm offensive is working on a few.
I think he does a good job with the information he has. I actually believe that he simply does not know. More information is to come so we will have to wait and see. For the x1 owners who have bought it they will have dedicated servers but maybe but not native 1080p, so it could have been worse.
Call of Duty fans don't care about resolution. You're over analysing the whole situation.
@newmonday All I see you do is spread hate and lies. How can you judge someone as a liar when you are in no position to say whether they are privy to 3rd party information? Do you work at Microsoft? No, so you have no idea about how they work. Why not take the statement that has been given to you by Albert Penello and move on? Instead of over analyzing everything he has said. I guess us mortals can only dream of being as knowledgeable as you.
@newmonday You're pretty quick to call him a liar. I wonder if you would have the decency to say that to his face. It makes no sense for him to lie because he himself said that if he knew, andwasn't allowed to say, he'd just keep quiet about it. What is the point of him coming out and saying look I honestly don't know, when the truth will come out eventually? It's not like he's saying guess, I'm sure it's 1080p but wait and see. It's easy to get your tinfoil hat on and start labelling someone a liar. I dare you to say it to his face though. It's called respect. If you're dubious about what he's saying, then fair enough but if you're going to label him a liar then come out with some facts instead of sweeping hypothesis about why he is lying. Oh and I'm sorry, but your point about the 'charm offensive' is complete nonsense. What is the charm doing? Tell me, what is working at? If we're giving him the benefit of the doubt, that's all it is. The truth will come out. You have NO EVIDENCE whatsoever to suggest that he is lying here. That's the only thing you and Panello have in common, you're both missing out on some key facts.The difference here however, is that you've come to a conclusion and he hasn't.
@Septic OK Albert Penello, you most likely are reading this, I want to say I don't believe you, I'm confident you have facts that you claim to not have, it is the most ridiculous claim yet form an MS PR man not to have standard information for the platform holder, nobody outside the usual protective fanbase believes you, and your most recent comments only deepened the gaming community's mistrust of you. take CBOAT's advice "it's better to be transparent" and respect the intelligence of the gaming community, the truth will come out inevitably.
newmonday. yoshida was asked via twitter as well. and he replied that he didn't know either. is he a liar as well??
@ zeal0us Lying is the bread and butter of this industry. From bullshots to 4D to misleading us about features that aren't in the games to saying "ya know things break" to fake trailers. This industry gets away with everything.
He said "Wait for Acti to CONFIRM" Something they practicality did with the hands on preview on IGN
Just one? Well, thats better than none.
And that one point is bit hit and miss. He has been semi honest over the COD incident (seriously Microsoft has to know these details as this type of information goes on the store). He also got caught talking rubbish on gaf not so long ago. I don't think he is doing a good job at all. Its great to have an easy to contact member of the company but he also needs to keep his distance (stay out of the forums). Yoshida is doing it right. He answers questions on twitter from us lot but he doesn't delve into the forums
I believe his current treatment by the gaming community as a whole is warranted and he should take it, and just do his job. We don't need articles trying to make everything seem all warm and fuzzy with this obvious prolonged nightmare of an x bone reveal and spin story ever since. I don't remember anyone writing articles about how people should lay off Sony execs back when the ps3 launched.
Yes & no. On neogaf no he should not have gone there in the first. When he started his "Oh MS created Directx... etc BS" & trying the numbers game & also saying the consoles with be the same at the end of the day even though he admitted he don't know Sony's hardware too well. Yes everywhere else he has been doing a good job IMO in explaining/demoing stuff but when it comes to technical stuff he shouldn't speak about it & he should stop trying to make it seem like both consoles are on par with each other as we can see they're not as we approach launch.
After the "Don debacle" this guy has smoothed things out..with constant information..
it was Cerny, now penello took over LOL edit: some people can't take a joke, this console war sh!t is serious business
One of them is a genius who all gamers should respect. The other is some new PR tool. If you want someone to look up to at Microsoft, look elsewhere.
people look up to game industry execs?
dude what's wrong with u, i have mad respect for mark, im not comparing, im not that crazy ._.
You should have aborted this thought mon frere.
The article brought something interesting up about the COD resolution; speculating why there haven't been any clear up on the situation to later answer his own question. COD being the Xbox Ones most pre-ordered game it would be quite devastating if it were to come out that the Xbox One version was inferior; these people buy a console for COD, namely something familiar - the Xbox. I think it's pretty set now that the COD Ghost Xbox One version isn't running at 1080p unlike the PS4 version which does. This falls in line with the rumours coming out of E3 about getting the game to run on the next gen platforms; PS4 version took 3 weeks and would output 90fps unoptimized, meanwhile the Xbox One version took several months and came out at 15fps unoptimized. Quite astonishing indeed!
Meh, my guess is less than 50% care about 1080p and the rest have no clue.
It's not about caring about 1080p per se , in the mainstream universe . It's about sheeps buying one over the other , under the impression , and habit , that it will be a better experience . Should the pack find out that it's not true and might be in fact inferior , they'd panick , even for no reason . Cod in 1080p is still an inferior looking game compared to its competition . Imo that kind of behavior and events just mean that people should just buy games on their owned systems , or learn to actually check news and intels on a case by case basis IF they care about such details .
Somebody...anybody pat him on the back, we don't want him on suicide watch.
at making me want a PS4 even more.
Give me details on the games ill play and love. That is all.
Albert Penello, never heard of him /s
"I'm not gonna tell you about CoD's resolution on the Xbox One because you don't know need to know and THAT'S THE LAST TIME I'M GOING TO ADDRESS THIS. WE'RE DONE HERE!" Ten minutes later... "Okay, I've come back to clarify my remarks---" Penello doesn't seem to get the meaning of 'we're done here'. Seriously, just wait for him to show up on NeoGAF. It's a freaking circus.
This guy is clueless, unreliable and a face you want to wipe a new borns ass with (just like the whole PR team of MS). From this guy.. Yes means I don't know, No means maybe, and i don't know means 'we do know, but the answer will harm out sales and our already untrustworthy image'.
He is? He called me and anyone that was against or didn´t like their policies stupid as if we didn't know what was the true purpose behind those ridiculous policies.
A good job spinning most definately!
Yea, another website giving excuses for Micro$oft. This is getting ridiculous.
That's a bit of a stretch, considering: http://www.nizulo.com/2013/... And... http://www.nizulo.com/2013/...
Ms pr as a whole since the reveal has done more harm than good to the xbox one's appeal on a whole than being weaker than the ps4 ever could. You want people interested talk about your systems exclusives, not make up bs math to win a spec contest you lost long ago.
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