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Submitted by DontH8DPlayaH8DConsl 322d ago | article

Microsoft Uses PC Battlefield 4 Footage in Xbox Promo

Microsoft is sponsoring a “Battlefield Showdown” tournament of sorts, and is promoting it on the official Xbox Youtube channel with an Xbox-branded trailer for the showdown. The problem? The game footage (despite having an Xbox logo watermarked on it), isn’t from the Xbox 360 or the Xbox One. It’s from the PC. (Battlefield 4, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Lukas_Japonicus  +   322d ago | Well said
Wow, that's low. Im sure DICE/EA have done this before for earlier battlefield games too, showing PC gameplay and passing it off as console gameplay.

Doesn't exactly give your customers confidence if you can't even be truthful enough to show gameplay from the platform you expect them to buy from you.
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xHeavYx  +   322d ago
Video pulled down in 3...2...1...
amiga-man  +   322d ago | Well said
Smoke and mirrors M$ favourite game,

yet people still fall for it.
Angels3785  +   322d ago | Well said
But the xbox one version is clearly better!! Microsoft shouldn't hide behind measly pc footage...haven't you heard? The xbox on version upscaled is clearly superior to its non upscaled....more powerful counterparts.....smh

It seems like every day Microsoft finds a new way to kick themselves in the face.
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scofios  +   322d ago | Funny
Bu bu but..Pc's runs on windows.
pyramidshead  +   322d ago
Will be interesting to see how this event goes down after all that's come out in the last 2 weeks. Hopefully we get confirmation that they're running on retail kits.
Infamous298  +   322d ago
@Angels3785 what did you expect from the delusional, hypocrite xbots.
GTgamer  +   322d ago
Slow Clapping while looking at the Xone that wasn't you was it :(.
FlunkinMonkey  +   322d ago
Mirrors and Smoke

Multiple Snakes

Micro Straws

These lot are a running joke.. The audacity.
hakeem0996  +   322d ago
PC is still MS ,plus it's a commercial for the tournament not an advertisement for the Xbox 1 .they can use PS4 footage if they want .
iamnsuperman  +   322d ago
What annoys me the most about this is not because they did it (though it is annoying a disrespectful to us gamers talk about treating your fans as idiots), what annoys me most is the laziness about it. Do people not watch videos through (it is a short video) before uploading it
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Ezz2013  +   322d ago
it's really getting sad now
how low can you ,Microsoft ?!
decrypt  +   322d ago
Typical console makers and their deceit.
pixelsword  +   322d ago
People got on GG for doing that with Killzone 2, but they backed-up their claims.

Microsoft just dug themselves another hole.

I think they want to shoot themselves in the foot before this gen starts so they can blame bad sales on bad PR... I mean, how else can anyone explain their course of action?
dedicatedtogamers  +   322d ago
@ pixelsword

Yeah, but unlike the situation with Killzone 2, the gaming "journalists" won't hold Microsoft accountable. They never do. It happened so many times where Xbox 360 games were advertised with bullshots and touched-up trailers but no one made a peep about it.
Enemy  +   322d ago
Facepalm One
SilentNegotiator  +   322d ago
I'm sure it was EA's idea anyway. Even if EA wasn't that scummy, Microsoft probably would demand PC footage for the Xbox commercials, if handed Xbox footage.
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avengers1978  +   322d ago
@ Hakeem the video is major Nelson, and has a Xbox logo in the corner, so yea it pretty much is an ad for the XB1
mewhy32  +   322d ago
Wow. Another trick concerning the bone. Wow. Will these guys never learn?
nosferatuzodd  +   322d ago
smoke and mirrors indeed they pay people to rate the system and give ps4 7 out of 10 and them 8 out of 10 and get this they get a point for the magical fairytale cloud.
They did it with gears of war too its bin going on for a long time ppl are just catching on to their dirty games how ppl trust this company is beyond me i have nothing against Xbox line its Microshft shady business practices i don't like

Microsoft can tell bots the sky is red, they'll believe it and kill anyone who don't
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loulou  +   321d ago
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

is this a fake post??

have a look at this footage no backspace button to be found.

that is probably why it is not on neogaf
Ritsujun  +   321d ago
Xbone180'd.
loulou  +   321d ago
time for some crow kiddies http://67.227.255.239/forum... there is even a dice dev on the forum.

definately xb1 footage. lol you lot and every other pathetic fanboy just got trolled.

even though i will be getting this on ps4, it is funny watching fanboys being made to look the pathetic f'king fanboys that they are lol
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knockknockannefrank  +   321d ago
lol why am i not surprised.

im sure they had to specify somewhere in the fine print that pops up for 1/2 a second which you have to pause and get your magnifying glass to see
tokugawa  +   321d ago
http://www.battlefield.com/...

lol you lot did get trolled too good
Major_Glitch  +   321d ago
@loulou and togugawa lol. You guys should really read what you post before you post it. Not only did you both fail to prove your point, but by citing nonsense, you only made yourselves look more delusional.
tokugawa  +   321d ago
major glitch

firstly, they re-used the demo with the backspace button. secondly, read the neogaf thread, then see the vid on my link and you can clearly see that it is xb1 footage.

everyone just got trolled lmao and everyone made themselves look desperate. well played people
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*Grabs popcorn*
*Waiting for xbox main channel on youtube to disable the comments section of the video*
Mikelarry  +   322d ago
bah you are talking sense and facts again lukas, please stop :)
GmIsOnPt360  +   322d ago
havent a comparison video already been done between the 2??? its not as though its never been seen, and the differences are minimal to be honest
Lukas_Japonicus  +   322d ago
Differences minimal between PC and X1? Lol, you couldn't be more wrong.
MysticStrummer  +   322d ago
Substantially higher resolution, better AA, and better lighting are not minimal differences.
avengers1978  +   322d ago
Then why not show the console version for there video, if the differences are so minimal
IRON883  +   322d ago
Oh Microsoft u should be ashamed of your self how can u do this:( but hey u wanna keep digging a hole before Xbox one release then go ahead
MEGANE  +   322d ago
Microsoft, reinventing the "face palm" since 2013
The_Sneauxman  +   322d ago
Bubble for you MEGANE.. That's funny. Truly my face-palms have changed since E3. haha
stuna1  +   322d ago
That's not the PCs version! It's the sauce!
sigfredod  +   322d ago | Funny
Oh that explain it all, that is how it look after the second gpu is activated, (the one hide inside the power brick) thats the reason is so big
HighResHero  +   322d ago | Funny
When teh Cloud water vapor passes through the power brick it elicits the "secret sauce response" which is then carried by Mtn Dew to the super-secret second GPU receptor site activating it instantly.
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dantesparda  +   322d ago
Lol, bubbles for making me laugh
badz149  +   322d ago
How predictable, MS! Putting an overpriced low spec console on the market is one thing but being ashamed of what it produces is just low! At least show some guts and be proud of what you sell. If yourself aren't who else will?
harrisk954  +   322d ago
It's amazing that MS keeps getting away with this stuff and that people will still go out and buy an XB1. smh
stuna1  +   322d ago
How much anyone wants to bet that when it's released for the Xbox1, that the game case says 1080p in red!
FunkMacNasty  +   322d ago
Are you people really that blind?? DICE/EA have been using PC footage of Battlefield to market the game on current consoles since BF3. And they've done it on BOTH consoles. Do you think this will change, as they market the next gen versions, and related BF promo's like tournaments, etc?

Yep, that's right, even your precious little angel, SONY used PC footage in its ads for the ps3 versions of BF3 and 4.

Furthermore, This isn't even news its a click-bait/flame-bait article, as is par for the course on N4G these days.
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   322d ago
You misread my post. I said that EA/DICE have done this before, that blame falls to them. This article is talking about MICROSOFT doing it at a MS sponsored BF4 event.

See the difference?
DevilishSix  +   322d ago
Was it not back around E3 or X1 reveal where MS was actually using screens from Killzone:SF to promote their console? Or was that debunked?
Persian_Immortal  +   322d ago
Microsoft did infact used Killzone Shadowfall for marketing purposes it was their Dutch facebook page that posted it. The Post read top upcoming xbox one games with a screen grab of NFL 25th anniversary, Forza, and KZ shadowfall.
dennett316  +   321d ago
@Persian, well, to be fair to the Dutch, they are a little bit more relaxed when it comes to "herbal supplements", if you know what I mean. Probably too baked to realise what they were posting.
BallsEye  +   322d ago
People forget that the leaked "review" build was 2 months old, it did not have half of the effects, multiplayer and kinect functionality which was confirmed by dice in a tweet. XO version will receive almost 2 gig patch on day one for BF4. Let's not be so fast to assume that final version will run in 720p. If we'd be looking at early ps4 version of some game running in low res and not having effects implemented you'd all be saying.. IT's ALPHA it's not the final build!
Lukas_Japonicus  +   322d ago
Damage control.

I thought the only thing missing was a lighting effect? Apart from that im pretty sure it was final build.......
Destrania  +   322d ago
Oh... My... God. I can't believe what you just wrote and posted @BallsEye. Wooow. I guess no matter what comes out in reality there are still Xbots that will make up utter nonsense and lie to themselves and others to keep believing everything is okay. I told you to take the balls off your eye a long time ago. Pathetic. smh.
DigitalRaptor  +   322d ago
One day BallsEye, if not today, you're going to have to deal with the fact that Microsoft didn't create their gaming console with gaming as a priority. Due to this, its already lesser resources were allocated to non-gaming features before they even had a chance to be used by developers in their raw form.

It's been stated that Activision asked Microsoft to use the 10% OS allocated GPU portion as resources to help improve the game, and Microsoft said no stating that "it would result in the environment being too unstable." Pretty sad, for a gaming console.

Now if a game with engines like CoD are having trouble maintaining parity and requiring more GPU resources than are available, how do you think things are going to improve for devs doing a lot more with their games? Perhaps things will somehow improve but you'd have to be very positive to keep that hope going.
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dennett316  +   321d ago
You are deluded BallsEye. Yes, the Xbox One version has Ambient Occlusion to be added, but it is in no way an Alpha build that was shown. Fact is, the One is harder to develop for, and Dice were no doubt pressed for time. We are very close to release, no way was the PS4 version final, and the One version Alpha.
The resolution has been confirmed, deal with it.
Oh, incidentally, you think a resource heavy feature like ambient occlusion can be added without affecting performance? The PS4 version already performed better with it included, the One version will actually drop back further unless some other trade-offs are made.
For a difference in performance THIS large in the first wave of games - and multi=platform games no less - it doesn't bode well for the future of the One...especially when developers really start upping the effects in their games and pushing the boundaries.
FITgamer  +   322d ago
Microsoft, making you face palm on the daily.
deecee33  +   322d ago
Palm, meet face.
omi25p  +   322d ago
Isnt this footage from the multiplayer trailer? Not footage Microsoft themselves have recorded...

But hey, Lets all jump on the antiXbox bandwagon create by this bullshi... I mean reputable Webite.

Down with Microsoft. Burn there evil doings to the ground. Boo!
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   322d ago
I don't think you understand what the problem is......

They have taken PC footage and passed it off as Xbox One footage (see the Xbox logo top right). That shows that MS aren't even confident in their version of BF4 enough to show it running in a trailer, thus, how are their customers supposed to be confident in their purcahse if the company they are buying it from isn't?

It's not about jumping on a band wagon, or being a fanboy. Its calling out a BS, slimy tactic used to trick gamers.
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omi25p  +   322d ago
You realise MS didnt even edit the video right. its a promotion done by EA using Popular faces from MS like Major Nelson to help promote EA's new game.

EA want their game to look as good as it can when showing it in a trailer, So they use the best version of it.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   322d ago
"and is promoting it on the official Xbox Youtube channel with an Xbox-branded trailer for the showdown."

I don't get what's so hard for you to understand. MS is showing a video on their very own YouTube channel showing BF4 running on PC.....with an xbox logo on the top left of the video.

MS is sponsoring the event, and MS put the video on the official Xbox YouTube.
omi25p  +   322d ago
Yet all the gameplay they showed being played during the live event was played on the X1... So who the hell cares? If this were Sony no one would give a
LetoAtreides82  +   321d ago
No omni, the live event had Xbone on the first day and PS4 on the second day. It was supposed to have single player and multiplayer playable for both but only the PS4 version's multiplayer was playable.
omi25p  +   321d ago
1. OMI not omni.
2. The Live event that was literally shown yesterday with 2 teams battling it on X1. 1 team from Europe with Acey Bongos as the Leader and the Other team from the USA with Major Nelson as the leader.
3. All played on X1 live.
Jazz4108  +   322d ago
well this was also proven false what's next fanboy hators. Im embaraases at most gamers these days and I hope this mess from n4g go to the ps4 as they belong one another. Start rumors against ms and call them lieing while the gamers who are not little kids or brainwashed quietly enjoy all games not systems. Get over it as karma is a bitch.
PsychoSupaman  +   322d ago
Bull! Watched it live, no button.. RIDICULOUS..
mrmarx  +   322d ago
lies... it's the power of the cloud
trywizardo  +   322d ago
http://www.ign.com/videos/2... watch this they decide what next gen looks better
and yeah X1 looks light a high tech PC
Blachek  +   322d ago
Represent your product in the best light. It is cloudy on visuals but illustrates gameplay. Wouldnt be suprised if this is EAs policy across every platform.
kevnb  +   322d ago
And Microsoft doesn't even acknowledge pc gaming anymore, this is why windows will die.
AlexanderNevermind  +   321d ago
Oh but they do They acknowledge Windows when they think it helps their cause..... See Titan Fall.

http://n4g.com/news/1384334...
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PSX04  +   322d ago
the xbone is dies slowly
TheSaint  +   322d ago
This is MS, yet you all still fall for it. And will continue to fall for it.

Fool me once shame on you, fool me two hundred times I'm a fuckwit.
tordavis  +   321d ago
All they did was take a few clips from the PC montage. You guys are tripping!
muffinbutton  +   321d ago
Well said!
Hufandpuf  +   322d ago
That's just sad.
DeadRabbits  +   322d ago | Funny
As Cringe-worthy as Miley Cyrus Twerking!
TRD4L1fe  +   322d ago | Funny
nah i honestly dont think theres anything worse than seeing miley in shorts with her skeletor looking cheeks hanging out
Sevir  +   322d ago
lol
Campy da Camper  +   322d ago
Its sad but I'd do her. I'm 40 so the pickings are starting to get pretty slim.....:-(
Angels3785  +   322d ago
No..bu bu but the xbox one version looks better..../s
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Kayant  +   322d ago
Well we will see how MP looks in 2 hrs.... But yh that's not the best to do things...
HugoDrax  +   322d ago
Same thing I was thinking lol. Just like we will see what both PS4&XB1 offers in a few weeks once these bad boys are in our homes for our tinkering.
Kayant  +   322d ago
http://www.battlefield.com/...

Stream is here

Edit 1 - Well it's not looking good all trailers have been PC footage so far.

Edit 2 - Oh my there is a shit tonne of pop-in going on, also the UI is acting weird. This is in commander mode btw. Pop in continues also in gameplay.

Edit 3 - A video talking about head-tracking with kinect but PC footage is used with no overlays shown.

Some gifs with pop-in ---> http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

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

This was from the first map (Said to be an old build)
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Lord Maim  +   322d ago
So many jaggies.
Lord Maim  +   322d ago
Wow. What the hell is going on with the ground textures? And the pop-in is ridiculous. Is that just Battlefield 4 or is it the Xbox One? That was ugly as hell.
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Pintheshadows  +   322d ago
Now I see why DF messed around with the contrast.
forcefullpower  +   322d ago
WoW I was not expecting it to look that bad compared the PS4 footage I have seen
BallsEye  +   322d ago
@kayant

Way to chose the worst gif out there. It's been well known that this is old build and this pop ins is an unexpected bug. It's been fixed long time ago in newest build. Stealth troll you are.

this gif looks much better

http://i.minus.com/iB1viGlo...

nothing pop in here.
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Kayant  +   322d ago
@Ballseye

Again before calling me out please read first -

"This was from the first map (Said to be an old build"

*Old build*

And yes it's minimal in the new maps....
Elit3Nick  +   322d ago
EA said that the pop in will be fixed at launch, it's happening on pc too btw
sigfredod  +   322d ago
yes basically high end pc>ps4>xbone
jmc8888  +   322d ago
Bait and Switch, another reason to trust Microsoft
GmIsOnPt360  +   322d ago
hilarious, we support external hard drives just not at launch, 1 month away...we dont support external hard drives and never will. its all a matter of perspective folks. buy both or buy the one you like, quit spending time and energy bashing something you'll never own
Skate-AK  +   322d ago
We support? Haha you sound like an employee.
solfol  +   322d ago
Well..that's the last nail in the coffin.
Deividas  +   322d ago
I bet MS has more nails up their sleeves. It IS Microsoft and they still have a few more weeks to screw themselves over. One thing you can always count on them for.
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Lionalliance  +   322d ago
They did it again?!
Sevir  +   322d ago
Not Surprised!
Lord Maim  +   322d ago
Sometimes, Microsoft just makes it too easy.
Lboogieskells  +   322d ago
I smell a class action lawsuit.
MasterCornholio  +   322d ago
I wonder if they are using those PCs from E3.

Nexus 7 2013
DomceM  +   322d ago
what do you expect? the poor chaps can barely hit 720P on COD...

lol.
Themba76  +   322d ago
man they just keep doing it they are never gonna stop at this point.
kydrice  +   322d ago
They'll probably reason that since it's on PC, it's on Windows, therefore it's Microsoft and if it's Microsoft, it's Xbox One.
Supermax  +   322d ago
Um there's a tourney in Europe streamed at 2 pm eastern on Xbox live 64 player multiplayer will be running on x1s.
Mikeyy  +   322d ago
The sad part is we'll have to get confirmation they are actually using x1's because they keep pulling this hidden PC crap.
Pintheshadows  +   322d ago
Judging from the stream Kayant posted further up it definitely isn't running a on high end PC.
FITgamer  +   322d ago
Button prompts are legit to Xbox, plus ground textures are terrible and non-stop pop-ins. So i'm sure it's safe to say actually running on Xbox One.
TechMech2  +   322d ago
Microsoft reminds me of republican tea party members. Selfish, ignorant, and helping nobody nowhere.
TRD4L1fe  +   322d ago
but isnt that all politicians?
TechMech2  +   322d ago
Yup.
Godoftheweek  +   322d ago
Teapublicans are by far the worst politicians. Creationist nuttjobs, fully on the payroll of the fat cats, ignorant of even basic political, scientific, or historical knowledge. They are the primary reason as to why the republican party as a whole has gone so far to the right since the Reagan republican centrist/right senator Obama became POTUS.

No. A blanket, generalized statement like that shows how little you know about politics. There are plenty of politicians who are not the minions of corporations or billionaires, and they have spent their careers fighting for us. Elizabeth Warren is a perfect example. Bernie Sanders is another one. Alan Grayson and Russ Feingold.

All of them have had corporations and billionaires relentlessly go after them in elections. The easiest way other than to find out what bills they put forth and how they vote, is to look at who the billionaires and corporations go after in elections in an attempt to unseat them.
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DomceM  +   322d ago
i agree. But MS also reminds me of commie democrats.
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Godoftheweek  +   322d ago
@DomceM

Karl Marx's idea of communism is far different than those of the so called communist countries that sprung up.

I grew up a USAF brat, I have lived in 3 continents, in 5 countries, and been to a total of 24, including behind the iron curtain in what is now the Czech republic, and what was East Berlin.

I did not even live in the continental 48 until I was 12 years old.

I am aware of socialist democrats, but not communist democrats, at least those in office at any level.

There is no such thing as a commie democrat. I would bet, that you don't even know what communism is. Here is a hint, the USSR, China, DPRK (North Korea) nor any other communist nation on paper practiced communism. They were or still are, totalitarian dictatorships.

Viet Nam came the closest in forming a true communist nation.

My next bet is that you have no idea what socialism is either, yet are convinced Obama is a socialist. Nor are you aware that there are more than 1 type of socialism. For example, democratic socialism is very different from socialism.
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DomceM  +   322d ago
I am from post communist country. You have no idea what you are talking about.

Bet you lived your entire life in USA.

No such thing as commie democrats? LOL
FunkMacNasty  +   322d ago
Godoftheweek, you speak the truth, but don't expect any of these dense knobs on N4G to understand what you are talking about, or even to think about what they say before saying it.
Part of the fun in these comments sections is watching people have incoherent verbal diareah and then try to back track and eat their words when confronted with intelligent talking points.
MysticStrummer  +   322d ago
Godoftheweek is right. It makes me shake my head to hear guys like Limbaugh and O'Reilly talk about Obama being a socialist, and know many people will just nod and repeat it to someone else because they don't know better. He's also right about communism not having really been tried in some places that have the communist label associated with them.
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DomceM  +   320d ago
idc about you commies. go away.
EXVirtual  +   322d ago
I wouldn't be surprised if MS continued this stupid practice well after the XBO launch. Why do they continue to pull this? They're making it worse for themselves.
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ELCUCO  +   322d ago
Because 720p ;)
Clarence  +   322d ago
Well Well look at who we've got promoting the video. Our old friend Lying Larry Nelson.

And people continue support M$ despite all of the lies.
Hilarious.
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Godoftheweek  +   322d ago
It is amazing is it not? Once I found out about the mp3 debacle on PS4, I tweeted several responses to Shu where I pulled no punches. For some reason, the majority of xbox fans seem to have no problem continually bending over for more from MS and loving it.
Pintheshadows  +   322d ago
I did the same and lo and behold we got a fast and clear response. In fairness to Sony the FAQ was also very clear and tried to hide nothing. They just gave honest answers.

I don't know if it is the whole spying on Europe thing that has me a bit jaded and wary but at the moment I just can't believe anything MS says as all of it sounds like politician speak.
Clarence  +   322d ago
Your so right. Shu jumped right on it. He did not beat around the bush. That's how you handle coustmer relations.

Watch and learn M$. Sony got the blueprint when comes to this console game.

Well Xbox fans, I like so many others are waiting on how you all will spin this latest tomfoolery set forth by M$.
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CJDUNCAN  +   321d ago
No need to spin this, I watched the event and not once did I see the backspace. Feel free to watch it on youtube at some point. Much ado about nothing.
Clarence  +   321d ago
It's at the top right corner.
SKUD  +   322d ago
Gotta sell the dream some how.
Bigc32   322d ago | Offensive
corvusmd  +   322d ago
You mean how like Sony Uses PC footage in their tv commercials too? Like even the latest Batman commercial....
GTgamer  +   322d ago
Put the link :/
Clarence  +   322d ago
Please show me a link.
SONY has batman commercials?
Niv  +   322d ago
Larry looks like a dying sick horse speaking out his ass.
Godoftheweek  +   322d ago
I cannot stand his smug, yet dorky look attempting to be "cool" not to mention that silly name of his. He is such a dweeb imo.
DigitalRaptor  +   322d ago
God, Larry is such a fraud. The sheer amount of lies and obfuscation himself and his lapdop Penello have been spreading is beyond belief. And to think people out there are praising them and acting as though they are doing a good job, and "fighting the good fight".

It's sickening how low corporate executives will go to damage control their company's disgraceful decisions.
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edwick  +   321d ago
he's a used car salesman. he is peddling lemons, and he knows it.
Dlacy13g  +   322d ago
PC footage in a promo for the live event where they will be showing the xbox one playing real time....OH THE HORROR!
Naga  +   322d ago
Right? In light of the circumstances - such as the fact that they are streaming real-time Xbox One footage - this is grasping at straws in search of a controversy.
Hicken  +   322d ago
Yes, show off the PC footage so people can get hyped, tune in for the live XB1 gameplay, and then not understand why everyone and their third cousin is disappointed.

It's just a bad look, no matter how you slice it.
BobBelcher  +   322d ago
*gasp*
pre-order cancelled.
Name the worst event to happen historically and this is 10x worst than any of that...
ugh. Stupid internet.
neoandrew  +   322d ago
I think every company makes the same, if there is pc version, they use it in commercials, even console commercials.

Can't do the same for console ex, but multiplat is another story.
mydyingparadiselost  +   322d ago
So, to let MS know your upset just buy a XBO and frown at the kinect for the entirety of its life cycle.
Pintheshadows  +   322d ago
Just put a Hulk figurine in front of the camera.
NewAgeisHere  +   322d ago
In recent months we were actually witnessing Xbox oNe rebound a bit...but after this and the resolution fiasco...I think it might get as bas as right after E3 for Microsoft.
ATi_Elite  +   322d ago
OK for E3 and Gamescon which is about the Games OK i see why EVERYONE was using PC's to Demo Games plus XB1/PS4 just were not ready yet.

Commercials ALWAYS use the PC version. cough GTAV used PC version cough.

BUT for a Microsoft ONLY event specifically for X360 and XB1 then you better advertise it using XB1/x360 and STOP showing the PC version.

Microsoft is misleading Gamers.
saber00005  +   322d ago
Microsoft: "Opps.."
Sony: "Lol"
Steam: "Really?!?"
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mushroomwig  +   321d ago
Ironic since Steam has nothing to do with Battlefield 4.
saber00005  +   319d ago
Of Course, but being that Steam makes their own games AND is working on their own console, they can comment. ;) I don't believe Gabe would do that. :S
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BlingBlaine  +   322d ago
M$ are not tech giants they are snake oil salesmen, how long will you xboners keep running for the carrot.

Sony produces quality products for the GAMERS. M$ is just trying to improve their bottom line.

It's not even surprising they would try to fool/lie to the populus, as they have been doing it for 20+ years now with the monopolization of pc operating program known as windows.

Xbone will fail worse than 360 did. Mark my words.
DigitalRaptor  +   322d ago
Oh my... how damn right are you?

The Xboners will call this trolling, and they'll come out with the line "do you actually think Sony cares about you?". I don't think Sony cares about me one bit as an individual, but there's little doubt that they care about and understand the sensibilities of gamers.

There is an absolute GULF between the two companies and the way they treat their consumers and gamers. It's beyond belief that Xboners will keep defending Microsoft for continually lying to their faces, obfuscating the truth to defend their bottom line, and going forward with corporate decisions that aren't in their best interests as gamers, and only exist to control. Control -> Power -> Money.

I suggest anyone willing to put money towards Microsoft this coming generation - those guys who claim to actually care about gaming culture and the state of the industry - read this and understand that Microsoft aren't in this for gaming or gamers. They just aren't, It's simply not their priority:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
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sevilha82  +   322d ago
The bullshit is strong in this company...

And people wonder why so many hate(lack of trust) on part from the consumers.
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