Official Xbox Magazine UK Mocks PS4 Slogan "Greatness Awaits" After Mixed Reviews

Looks like the officially endorsed press is joining the console war early, with the Twitter account of UK’s Official Xbox Magazine firing shots on the competition after some mixed reviews that hit the PS4′s launch titles. Not so classy, but the power to judge is as always in the hands of the readers.

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user74029311588d ago

lol, that all they got? greatness awaits.

GarrusVakarian1588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )

Have people suddenly forgot that consoles are with us for the best part of a decade? Gamers old enough to have seen multiple launches know that judging a consoles success from its launch games is beyond stupid.

I mean cmon people....have you just forgotten about the PS3? Selective memory for people with a personal vendetta against Sony it seems. Can't wait to see how vocal you are with your trolling when the heavy hitters come and reveal their games.

Abriael1588d ago

I actually read most of the reviews, and most of the mixed ones seem to be fruit of excessive expectations mind you.

The games are better than a lot of journos give them credit for.

ThunderSpark1588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )

I can definitely see all the haters coming from under their bridges. They're looking for bad reviews so they can vent because of all the bad news the Xbox has being getting.

I can see may angry XBox One fans running through the forums disagreeing with anything pro Sony. But tomorrow night is PS4 day, when me and 34 of my friends are going to be on a line at midnight to pick up our new PS4s.

xHeavYx1588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )

I think anyone is in the position to mock except MS.
I'm sure they'll be happy when Polygon and Sessler rate Ryse and Forza 9/10. Dead Rising will be getting at 8.5

sincitysir11588d ago

U shouldn't talk crap til ur reviews are out. Ps4 gamers are on the defense but Xbox gamers forget that their reviews are incoming. Lets all stay level headed before we feel stupid for saying ridiculous things.

kwiksilver991588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )

there are more illogical fanboys than smart people.
as long as people get riled up about review scores ,bash other people's choices because it's different etc and are free to communicate their opinion's over the freedom that the internet provides,i really dont see much change happening.
2 sides fighting to and fro with the occasional pop up of the pc representative.
it just seems to go on and on and on.sigh

Rainstorm811588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )

Apparently.....Now its about what games launch in he first 2 months that defines a system for a life time....**FACEPALM**

I've had both the Xbox and 360 at launch and after those two generations I see a recurring theme....MS drops support of their consoles in the last 2-3 years, Sony doesnt...that coupled with the entire Xbone fiasco is very telling for what to expect.


Damn that's a lot of friends getting the 4.... I have about 6 friends getting it I thought that was a guys are about to take down half a stores stock lol

GarrusVakarian1588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )


Exactly, but as i said, people have selective memories and only like to remember things that work best with their biased argument/viewpoint. PS3 had no launch look at it, MS abandoned the 360 for kinect, the 360 has been bone dry for exclusives since 2010....but of course nobody mentions that.

Thehyph1588d ago

Off topic, but:

None of the Resogun reviews have any temperature on here.

I'm still confident in my belief that it will have the highest aggregate score of any exclusive launch title come December.

That game is, truly, a video game in the 'classical' sense, but it still takes full advantage of a video game console launching late 2013.

ThePope1588d ago

@abriael Oh you've played and beat them all? Sweet! how did you manage that!?!

Godmars2901588d ago

MS: "Its a sprint not a marathon."

Pogmathoin1588d ago

This is a bit much. No wonder the games industry is seen as the little juvenile kid in the whole entertainment industry. All parties have been guilty of it. And all of us too at some stage. I know you all see me as always sticking up for X1, but I have never knocked PS4, looking forward to getting it on Friday, and next week the X1... Both MS and Sony have spurred each other on in producing great stuff. 360 did enough to make Sony step up with PS4. X1 has features too that will take us all forward. Ourselves, we bicker over pointless crap.... time to enjoy next gen and leave behind the BS... happy gaming all....

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abzdine1588d ago

if they cannot come with better they better shut up

Lon3wolf1588d ago

I remember every consoles launch (even the Atari, yes I am that old), what I can never fathom is the loyalty to one particular console/company that seems to completely overtake any discussion regarding consoles nowadays.

isa_scout1588d ago

Yeah, the PS3 started out the same way as far as exclusives at launch, and we all see how that turned out. The big difference this time is Sony doesn't have to worry about a low install base due to a high price of entry meaning they can focus all ttheir attention on bringing awesome exclusives out sooner.
I'm fine with only a few exclusives at launch because we have the Destiny beta to look forward to in January and Infamous in February so we wont be waiting long before we dive headfirst into amazing games.
Sony releases amazing exclusive after amazing exclusive so having good games to play is the least of my worries. Tomorrow night can't come soon enough.


I totally agree with you, judging a console from its launch title is so stupid, and when it comes from "Official Xbox Magazine" this is just pathetic.

darthv721588d ago

"judging a consoles success from its launch games is beyond stupid"

Man I wish more people would take this to heart for a platform like the wii-u. If you can get passed the initial launch and really get your hands on one, you would find it is quite enjoyable.

some of the best games for it have yet to be released. And i know this is about the PS4 but even the wii-u needs a bit of respect for being on the market with these bigger platforms.

4Sh0w1588d ago

Wait so now after months of Sony fan boys piling on X for every nitpicking reason and now ps4 sort of underperformed it's xbox fans who shouldn't laugh and call shots, for the record I don't see too many xbox fans doing that but let's not forget if they did it would just be a situation of serving p's fan boys some humble pie.

Nintenja1588d ago

I remember a lot fo things Sony says and I also remember what they end up doing. They are as bad as politicians.

i.e. controller touchscreen. It was all hype to make it look like they had something innovative. Then in typical Sony fashion the nix it.

That is why I by MS. Sony talks a lot and then fails to back it up.

SilentNegotiator1587d ago

OXM is afraid that Xbox One won't have the same popularity/market share as 360, and then they will lose a lot of readership/ads. And rightfully so.

Bigpappy1587d ago

I think it was just XBM giving their readers a little humor. There did not insult the PS4 like that guy did yesterday when talking about COD. He referred to the X1 as the Xbone. That is fine for people in forums to do that, but a reviewer has to at lease give the impression of being even handed. From the second he use that term, it is time to stop reading.

Death1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

Haven't PS fans been declaring the console war over for the past couple weeks since some of the PS4 launch games are higher resolution than their Xbox One counter parts? How is it last week the launch titles were the definitive proof of the PS4's superiority and now after the first batch or reviews launch titles mean nothing?

So whats the deal? PS4 launch titles mean nothing and Xbox One launch titles are proof that the system is worthless?

Let's all take a step back and admit that both consoles launch titles aren't necessarily indicitive of the consoles long term success. Games will get better on both platforms. As far as launch titles go, it really looks like both systems have some of the best launch games we have seen in a very long time. Way too much emphisis has been on proving one console is better than the other. Both have something to offer and at the end of the day we need to decide which fits our wants and needs most if we are only choosing one system.

dmeador1587d ago

I hate when any company talks crap in any sort of passive aggressive way. Makes me lose respect for them. The only time I liked it was the new surface commercials making fun of iPads, just because Apple had an entire ad campaign picking at pcs

GameSpawn1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

I'm happy with the game selection starting out for the PS4. Frankly, I'm glad the heavy hitters are more spread out anyways. This is better for ANY console (to an extent).

Think about it. If there were 10 major games (and I mean every type of gamer would want to own and buy) you'd have 10 games to divide your attention between. For some people this isn't a problem, but I'd like to imagine for a majority of people this would be sensory overload.

On the other hand, I think it's equally as bad to spread your must have games too thin then people finish them too early before the next game hits and they get stuck in a drought until the next big release possibly killing any motivation said person had for the games in the first place. This is how Nintendo has personally been for me since the GameCube; the games I have had LOADs of interest in are spread so far apart that my motivation for playing the console and its games dies a little.

There needs to be a happy balance of game releases through the year to keep gamers busy with what is coming out, but also to keep them starving with anticipation for just a little more.

Karpetburnz1587d ago

agree, Xbox fanboys seem to be making a huge deal over the review scores of Knack and Killzone, but seem to forget that these consoles will be around for the next decade. where were these same fanboys when the 360 was dead for the last 3-4 years?

people are idiots to judge how good a console is from its launch line-up, exclusives only make up like 5-10% of the consoles library, the rest are multiplats, so PS gamers will still have plenty of games to play, I dont know why some people think that its only the exclusives that matter.

When Naghty Dog, Sanata monica, Media molocule etc.. reveal their PS4 games, It will sure shut up those fanboys.

Goku7811587d ago

It's kool, let them laugh now, while they'll cry later. Sony just said no dry spells. MS track record has not been the same.

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majiebeast1588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )

Sony should hit back with 1080P awaits. Its not smart to do this when Ryse and Dead Rising 3 dont look that hot.

user74029311588d ago

heres a goddamn bubble for you.

torchic1588d ago

the Ryse reviews will make this Xbox UK branch look pretty dumb.

creatchee1588d ago


"Sony should hit back with 1080P awaits."

Knack and Killzone both run in 1080p. If anything, their reception shows that resolution and game quality are mutually exclusive.

VENOMACR12271588d ago

Not sure how much the 1080 means when your getting scores of 5/10 on IGN for Knack. You can polish up a piece of sh*t but at the end of the day, it's still a piece of sh*t. I don't mean that towards knack, im just saying in general it doesnt matter how pretty a game looks if it plays terrible and isn't fun. Would you rather have a 1080 game that is "eh" to play, or a 720 that is awesome?

GrandTheftZamboni1588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )


In case of COD and BF4 it's more like:

"Would you rather have a 1080 game that is "awesome" to play, or a 720 that is awesome?"

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-Foxtrot1588d ago

This is going to come back and bite them on the ass...after everything which has happened to the Xbox One since it's reveal I'm sorry but you couldn't tip the scales even if you tried

VENOMACR12271588d ago

You forget Sony's little jabs here and there. What comes around goes around. Everyone's been talking poorly about MS including Sony, so the fact that their reviews have been less than stellar is warranted. Is only Sony allowed to talk trash or throw jabs? Sony has been pounding their chest this whole time. And now that MS throws a jab, all the Sony fans are wetting themselves.

kenshiro1001588d ago

VENO when did Sony take a jab? Microsoft brought ot on themselves. If anything this is a very weak comeback.


probably won't come back to bite em because microsoft buys reviews.

come_bom1588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )

Not judging the console or it's games, but in all honesty i find the PS4 Slogan "Greatness Awaits" quite arrogant.

ThunderSpark1588d ago

Please explain why you feel that way.

stuna11588d ago

So how does "All in One" sound to you!?

Belking1588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )

"in all honesty i find the PS4 Slogan "Greatness Awaits" quite arrogant."

it should be await I find it funny that this tweet from a person is getting people angry. When sony was ripping on MS at their E-3 the same people were loving it. Now they are finding out most of that stuff was just PR hype.The problem is they believe anything the gaming press throws out there. If they are upset now, just wait till they find out that xb1 is more powerful. Just watch and see. Sony has been very quiet and building up the hype and now we are seeing the actual truth.

solidjun51587d ago

"Not judging the console or it's games...."

Your comment history says otherwise.

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Mr Pumblechook1588d ago

It's nice to have a little joke....

The team at OXM are currently busy writing their 8/10 Ryse review!

Silly Mammo1588d ago

And they'll probably get the actual game to play next week! ;0)

True_Samurai1588d ago

That's all that needs to be said
"Greatness Awaits?" Sounds about right over hyped under delivered


to be honest I say let them have their fun...

it's not like when the xbone reviews come we wont have plenty of reason to be saying the same thing about it.

we all know that there are many more years to come for the systems to really prove their place, but right now it's all about what is offered at launch.

it's starting to feel like both systems were rushed in my opinion. I am still Glad they are launching now because I was really, really starting to get tiered of the stuff coming out for current gen, even if it just means playing the same games just nicer looking.

anyway one thing is for sure the next few weeks will be fun with all the mud throwing going on between the two camps.

let the games begin !

jessupj1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

"to be honest I say let them have their fun... "

I concur. I mean, ever since the reveal every single week there's been some bad news for MS. And it seems like for the past month every single day there's been a new negative to hear about concerning the xbone.

They've been so battered and bruised and their soul and spirit almost completely destroyed, I say let them have this.

Of course, like people have been saying, judging a console based on the less than 1% of games that will be launching on the system is extremely stupid. Sony ALWAYS delivered the games, and I see no reason why that would change for the PS4. I'm not doubting my PS4 pre-order one little bit.

MiloGarret1588d ago

But not right now, apparently.

Thatguy-3101588d ago

IDGAF lol nothing like most people that preorder the consoles will make them cancel at this point. 2 more days!

darren_poolies1588d ago

At least when Sony does this it's actually funny. that was terrible.

frostypants1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

What "bad reviews", anyway? Time just published a glowing review of the PS4, calling it a "master of all trades", and everything else I've read has been positive. Launch titles are launch titles...both systems will have great games. All I really want right out of the gate is BF4. I'm paying for hardware right now. $399 for $700 of hardware, or $499 for $350 of hardware...

GoPanthers9991587d ago

Time? I am sure the PS4 is impressive to seniors who grew up with Tiddly Winks and Jacks. This is not a valid point of reference for tech.

Lykon1587d ago

LOL the couple of dodgy reviews by MS puppets will only fuel the backlash ... The bone is going to get slaughtered.

JasonKCK1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

You know, Sony does this same thing if not more. I don't really approve of any of it, but there are two sides to this coin. On this site it seems to be alright if Sony does it but not the other way around. If Sony fans get angry at MS for this, they only need to look in the mirror.

Lykon1587d ago

yeah true ... mind you ... 7 years ago sony fans were not even the underdog .. they were some poo that the underdog had stepped it. so there is something kinda sweet about the extent of MS's failings.. It has been very entertaining. Actually the tables have turned so much that we could be entering dreamcast territory where the XB one actually becomes a fondly remembered failure. It depends on the exclusives really. A lot of things could happen yet. It's very very early days. We could have hardware issues/changes to iron out yet. That is quite normal. One thing I'm definitely sure about with Sony is that their system will be supported well throughout it's life cycle. I'm not so sure that MS can do that. Hopefully they have learned not to rest on their laurels this time.

Hicken1587d ago

Actually, isn't it more like giving what you've already gotten? Sony fans have already been subjected to this, for the entirety of the past generation. Maybe you haven't been around this site long enough to know, but it used to be that MS was infallible, and Sony only made mistakes, even while all evidence pointed to the opposite being true.

Additionally, this isn't Sony. OXM, OPM, and ONM are all owned by the same company, and that company has no relation to any of the console manufacturers.

Which means this is a journalist's doing. Which displays the same lack of objectivity that Sony fans have been talking about for years. The same lack that prompts Polygon to assign someone who hates Killzone to write(or record) a review for the next game in the entry. The same lack that has the living joke known as Tom Chick as a staple on Metacritic.

I kinda get the argument you're making, but it doesn't actually count here.

JasonKCK1587d ago

^^^ the fact that you're arguing for this is as pathetic as your attempt to downplay Sony for doing the same thing. It's hypocritical.

Hicken1587d ago


Well, would you look at that. It's the same company that owned OPM and Nintendo Power. They MUST be run by Microsoft, right?

How can we get mad at Microsoft for something they have no part in? C'mon, man. At least do your homework.

JasonKCK1587d ago

Don't you find it just a bit hypocritical that you have a problem with this now? But when it's Sony it's "their right" or "good for them" but when it comes from the other side it's "their being childish" or they need "to grow up" You don't see it, are your blinders on that tight? It's just strange how fanboys don't have any problems until the shoe is on the other foot. Sony spent 95% of it's time at E3 doing nothing but talk about MS, but it was all good then. Now not so much.

BOLO1587d ago

Thing is...M$FT has no room to talk when it comes to negativity surrounding a console launch. By your logic an morbidly obese man can make fun of a moderately obese man and tell him to lose weight. It's nonsensical.

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solar1587d ago

both next gen consoles are a joke. i plan on buying a ps4 when The Last Guardian drops. other then that no games catch my fancy. and no im not an MS fanboy, would never buy an Xbox.

next gen should be 1080p/60fps standard for ALL games. since it is not Sony and MS are selling you last gen consoles with a bit more prettier graphics, and all you console gamers are eating it up. "give me more of those empty promises" like pigs at a trough.

NateCole1587d ago

In baymans voice lol!. This is funny.

lpc1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

Ps4 best ha ma ki kuss Xbox one ki aur un k magzine ki... gandu ha microsoft dali k bachay apni inki dang phatti pari ha ps4 k ziada title 1080p pay hain aur xbox k 720p ma ki kuss ma yawoo nay dead rising 3 720 p aur 30fps pay di ha lun pay charay pti aur xbox ... XBM ki ma ka phuda

mightyhokie1587d ago

dude, i'm getting a x1 and prefer my 360 over my ps3 by a LOT (although I don't consider myself a 'fanboy'...if I thought my ps3 was better than my 360 i'd use it..i owe MS nothing)...

i understand that the companies have to slam each other because they are in competition (although we gamers shouldn't..really, why do we have loyalty to these mega-billion-dollar corporations?)..but really...thats the best they can come up with? Why not say 'Sony are a bunch of booger eaters!' or 'Nah nah nah boo boo wash your face in doo doo'? Millions and millions of dollars in PR and thats the best they have. Wow.

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GarrusVakarian1588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )


"greatness awaits".....lets see how smug you are when ND owns this industry with their next gen game.

It seems that gamers aswell as OXM have completely forgotten about the PS3 and how it continues to pump out exclusives in 2013 while MS abandoned the 360 for kinect in 2010.....and somehow think that it can't happen again.

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Xsilver1588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )

You shouldn't talk Crap when your games aren't even reviewed yet :/ that's my logic.