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Submitted by Abriael 817d ago | news

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. (PS4, Xbox One)

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user7402931  +   817d ago | Well said
lol, that all they got? greatness awaits.
GarrusVakarian  +   817d ago | Well said
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.
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Abriael  +   817d ago | Well said
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.
ThunderSpark  +   817d ago | Well said
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.
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xHeavYx  +   817d ago | Well said
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
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sincitysir1  +   817d 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.
kwiksilver99  +   817d 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
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Rainstorm81  +   817d 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
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GarrusVakarian  +   817d 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.
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Thehyph  +   817d 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.
ThePope  +   817d ago
@abriael Oh you've played and beat them all? Sweet! how did you manage that!?!
Godmars290  +   817d ago
MS: "Its a sprint not a marathon."
Pogmathoin  +   817d 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....
ThePope   817d ago | Trolling | show
abzdine  +   817d ago
if they cannot come with better they better shut up
Lon3wolf  +   817d 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_scout  +   817d 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.
THE-COMMANDER  +   817d ago
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.
darthv72  +   817d 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.
4Sh0w  +   817d 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.
Nintenja  +   817d 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.
SilentNegotiator  +   817d 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.
Bigpappy  +   817d 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.
Death  +   817d 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.
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dmeador  +   817d 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
GameSpawn  +   816d 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.
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Karpetburnz  +   816d 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.
Goku781  +   816d 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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majiebeast  +   817d ago | Well said
Sony should hit back with 1080P awaits. Its not smart to do this when Ryse and Dead Rising 3 dont look that hot.
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user7402931  +   817d ago
heres a goddamn bubble for you.
torchic  +   817d ago
the Ryse reviews will make this Xbox UK branch look pretty dumb.
creatchee  +   817d 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.
VENOMACR1227  +   817d 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?
GrandTheftZamboni  +   817d 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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-Foxtrot  +   817d 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
VENOMACR1227  +   817d 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.
kenshiro100  +   817d ago
VENO when did Sony take a jab? Microsoft brought ot on themselves. If anything this is a very weak comeback.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   816d ago
probably won't come back to bite em because microsoft buys reviews.
come_bom  +   817d ago
Not judging the console or it's games, but in all honesty i find the PS4 Slogan "Greatness Awaits" quite arrogant.
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ThunderSpark  +   817d ago
Please explain why you feel that way.
stuna1  +   817d ago
So how does "All in One" sound to you!?
Belking  +   817d 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.
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solidjun5  +   816d ago
"Not judging the console or it's games...."

Your comment history says otherwise.
Mr Pumblechook  +   817d ago
It's nice to have a little joke....

The team at OXM are currently busy writing their 8/10 Ryse review!
Silly Mammo  +   817d ago
And they'll probably get the actual game to play next week! ;0)
True_Samurai  +   817d ago
That's all that needs to be said
"Greatness Awaits?" Sounds about right over hyped under delivered
kenshiro100  +   817d ago
Sounds like the XB1, oh...wait.
DARK WITNESS  +   817d ago
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 !
jessupj  +   817d 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.
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MiloGarret  +   817d ago
But not right now, apparently.
dboyc310  +   817d ago
IDGAF lol nothing like most people that preorder the consoles will make them cancel at this point. 2 more days!
darren_poolies  +   817d ago
At least when Sony does this it's actually funny. that was terrible.
frostypants  +   817d 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...
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DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   816d ago
GoPanthers999  +   816d 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.
Lykon  +   817d ago
LOL the couple of dodgy reviews by MS puppets will only fuel the backlash ... The bone is going to get slaughtered.
JasonKCK  +   817d 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.
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Lykon  +   817d 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.
Hicken  +   816d 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.
JasonKCK  +   816d 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.
Hicken  +   816d 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.
JasonKCK  +   816d 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.
BOLO  +   816d 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.
solar  +   816d 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.
NateCole  +   816d ago
In baymans voice lol!. This is funny.
lpc  +   816d 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
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mightyhokie  +   816d 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.
GarrusVakarian  +   817d ago | Well said

"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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Xsilver  +   817d ago
You shouldn't talk Crap when your games aren't even reviewed yet :/ that's my logic.
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-Foxtrot  +   817d ago
They are reviewers though, so I'm guessing these guys will review the Xbox's launch titles with good scores.
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Xsilver  +   817d ago
But then it would be from a official Xbox MAg so wouldn't that be biased if they gave all the Xone games 10/10.
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Destrania  +   817d ago
Killzone is going to be incredible to play through. Especially as a showpiece of the hardware even as a launch title. Reogun will be fantastic as well, and there's some 3rd party games that I'm excited to play like BF4 and AC4. Greatness is here!
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sAVAge_bEaST  +   817d ago
Exactly.. Main Reasons for Ps4

-Bf4 ,32vs32 @60fps.

-KZ:SF, graphics.

-Resogun -old school scroller, classic.

-The Order, Second Sun, and what ever else 1st party games bless us in the the future.
Destrania  +   817d ago
Exactly! Two more days of waiting...
VENOMACR1227  +   817d ago
Doesn't ND basically just make single player games? Uncharted has an online but lets be honest, no one buys it to play online. ND makes beautiful games but theres a reason why COD, BF, Halo, and Gears sell so well, it's the multiplayer. And now here comes Titanfall. If you like single player exclusives, PS is for you. I played all 3 Uncharted's and after I beat them, sold them. The replay value is very low. I didn't play Last of Us, but I assume it's not a heavy multiplayer game.

PS3 can continue to pump out single player exclusives. I'll take Titanfall.
GarrusVakarian  +   817d ago
As far as i know UC2 +3 have great online communities, TLOU too, my friends are playing TLOU online right now and i haven't heard any complaining about empty games....They aren't marketed as MP focused games anyway so its stupid to compare them to BF and COD.

And im looking forward to Titanfall, but please don't compare it to anything ND have made or will make.
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frostypants  +   817d ago
Uncharted 2/3 online was awesome. It's Gears, but with far more ways to kill and hide.
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trouble_bubble  +   816d ago
Sounds like all you wanna play is the same game over and over and over again. Now its COD with mechs.

The multiplayer in uncharted and last of us were actually very well done for the kinda 3rd person online they do. Calling the replay value low is a lowball. No one stopped you from playing MAG, DCUO, warhawk, starhawk, twisted metal, dragons crown, killzone, resistance online...but you'd rather play nothing.
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BOLO  +   816d ago
I'm sorry...I can't...Did you just explain why single player games...That have been around for decades are irrelevant in comparison to multiplayer? Is that what I just read? No can't be...I...
jessupj  +   817d ago
People like to forget inconvenient truths.

But honestly, call me a conspiracy theorist, but after some of the gaming media outlets have been downplaying the huge resolution gap so pathetically, I don't think it's a stretch to say these same outlets (IGN included) has been very harsh with their PS4 reviews and will be very lenient with their xbone reviews.

Don't be surprised if Ryse gets many glowing reviews.
solar  +   816d ago
i really like ND, but in reality they did nothing to push the TPS genre. they has pushed storytelling. one aspect of gaming. i loved UC2, one of my top 5 games, but only because of the storytelling. not the entire aspect of what a game can be.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   816d ago
BRAVO....cause that's exactly what happened!
EasilyTheBest  +   817d ago
Very Good. Harmless too so no getting your knickers all twisted.
Gore-Content  +   817d ago
Classic M$ and their minions.
Convas  +   817d ago
A little poking is fine from Sony, but not from anyone else?

I thought it was all in fun. Just like Shu's resolution post ...
Abriael  +   817d ago
There's a difference when you're Sony or Microsoft (IE you're part of the competition), and when you're *press*

Even when you're officially endorsed and licensed press, integrity would dictate to keep the jabs at bay. It's what part of being press is.

Why would one trust their reviews of Xbox games if they mock Sony's games? It casts a shadow on their ability to remain neutral.

Mind you, I would have found *nothing* wrong if the jab came from microsoft itself. They're part of the competition, and it's right for them to compete. But the press is another pair of sleeves.
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Objective  +   817d ago
Oh really? Hope you had also so discerningly hit the disagree button on all the comments above condemning MS for this jab then.
Abriael  +   817d ago
@Objective: really. When you're *part* of the competition, go ahead and jab away. It's your job, or at least part of it.

When you're press, it's not.
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4Sh0w  +   817d ago
Abriael well dualshockers has put out some articles I would called filled with heavy biased, although I say most of the time it's pretty balanced, still things like "oops" in the pics and editorializing comments that seem to side one way or another and you being a avid member of n4g would suggest dualshockers is biased too and this site writes news articles for both, at least this xbox site is only dedicated to xbox.
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JasonKCK  +   817d ago
Abriael the so called "press" takes jabs at MS daily here. I don't see any of your post complaining about those.
mdluffy  +   817d ago
They should wait until xbox-one game reviews come out.
I fully expect Ryse to score around the same as killzone:sf.
And I expect dr3 scores to be even lower, because of the bad graphics/frame rate.

Not a cool move microsoft...
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PR_FROM_OHIO  +   817d ago
Watch how reviewers ignore the issues with DR3 and RYSE and score them pretty good! Bc what i find strange is that most previews for KZSF were pretty good but got average scores where mostly all RYSE previews were negative so it will be interesting to see.
cyhm3112  +   817d ago
I actually expect xbone launch games will score high not because they are good but because there are lots of sites which are pro-MS
Toman85  +   817d ago
Im 85% sure of the sites out there will not seeing issues with X1 titles, just wait and grab popcorn.
This will be fun for me. Already tried out X1 and PS4 so I know which games are good or which games are bad

Tried out X1 and PS4 on a norwegian gaming convention last friday :)
jizzyjones   817d ago | Trolling | show
cactusjack  +   817d ago
dont worry, this magazine will sing praises to the xbone.
Derajcan2  +   817d ago
Yeah Xbox one does have the better games, no doubt about it
TristanPR77  +   817d ago
Xbox One have the 720P games, no doubt about it.
Derajcan2  +   817d ago
Killzone can be 1080p all it wants, it'll never be a great game, graphics don't make games. Ps4 will have some good games all it wants, but it's hard to be out the lineup xbox is throwing out next year with halo and Titanfall, 720p, still going to be the best games, and there is no DOUBT about it.
HardcoreDaBoss  +   816d ago
yes they do. I havnt even played them yet but I know its tru in my great big fanboy heart xbox one will be sooo amazing and all the games will sell millions to all.
jessupj  +   816d ago
Yes, because we're going to playing launch games for the entire generation... smh

Remind me again, which console manufacture completely dropped the ball last gen in regards to the amount of quality exclusives released? I forget.

If you think MS is going to beat Sony in the games department this gen, you're sadly mistaken.

I guess I shouldn't be too hard on you though. After all the negative news about MS day after day, I think you deserve a bit of blind chest thumping. So thump away.
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listenkids  +   817d ago
No console in history has had a stellar launch line up.
Abriael  +   817d ago
True that, but even this line up is much better than many give it credit for.
SpinalRemains138  +   817d ago
Guys guys.....were talking about the outfit that has lost each generation it has taken part in. It is the dead last machine.

MS Xbox division, when you can outsell any of your competitors, then you can tout something. Until then, continue working on your next dance title.
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Lowsnamebrand  +   817d ago
BAM!!! here have a bubble for keeping it real with true facts
MysticStrummer  +   817d ago
XBox leads from behind. They push progress forward.

; )
sigfredod  +   817d ago
Butthurt too much? lol, please MS fans buy the xbone they are hurt
Mikelarry  +   817d ago
You see this is what MS does, see how they are pot stirring and the apologist are reveling in this when Sony made that 1080p most of them were all sony is not classy different strokes i guess SMH.
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Grown Folks Talk  +   817d ago
Right, because a magazine not owned by them made a joke, this is what Microsoft does.
TKCMuzzer  +   817d ago
Maybe they should wait for the Xbox One game reviews first, these kind of things can come back to bite you if your not careful.
christocolus  +   817d ago
Lmao...i couldnt resist either...i have been saying this from the start..stop the hype and wait for the games to come out..never been a fan of unecessary hype and fanboy wars but this is just so funny...all those who kept shouting at the top of their voices seem humble now.. wouldnt it have just been better to be patient from the start?...well this is just the start of a new certain once weve got past launch both sides will do alot better than their launch line takes time to create good things so poor reviews are nothing new at launch....anyways congrats to my ps pals on the imminient launch of the ps4....have fun guys.
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XboxFun  +   817d ago
Well Said,

It's one thing to be excited for a new Killzone game, it's another to try and use that game as some benchmark of greatness compared to other games on another console. And this is where, as usual, a lot of sony fanboys fall flat on their face.

They jump the gun on every thing and sure enough it comes right back around to bite them. Now we see the usual suspects in the comments defending and spinning and actually blaming MS for bad reviews or not being classy when Sony has been mocking MS this whole time.

Funny the short term memories of some here.

I'm excited for Ryse, DR3 and KI, but I will never say those are the greatest games ever because one, I haven't played them yet and two my excitement is my own not others.

Who cares about a score! You guys are so quick to grab pitchforks and torches whenever a precious Sony exclusive isn't scored well. It's obvious you sony fanboys have a like mind and will like the game. That should be enough.
christocolus  +   817d ago need to see some comments ive read on n4g..."killzone will dethrone all other fps".."killzone will show the world ps is king" many crazy comments..and they sometimes cross from ps articles into xbox articles with these same comments. i am excited about many xbx 1 launch titles but a you said i wont go hyping them up the way some of them do..its not wise to and it spares me the embarrasment just incase they turn out crappy.
frostypants  +   817d ago
Plenty of x-bots ARE saying Ryse will be a killer game. Just because you are not hyping it doesn't mean no one is.
DarthJay  +   817d ago
It was a joke. You guys bit it hook, line and sinker. Something tells me this tweet from last night is way more sincere:
jgrigs09  +   817d ago
Whoa whoa people calm down. They are just joking around like Sony did. No harm no foul! Jeez you people are sensitive
FANTA1180  +   817d ago
after all the bs from sony im glad to see xbox jumping in on the fun.
christocolus  +   817d ago
Looking forward to xbx one game reviews...i hope these guys aint been unecessarily harsh regarding the next gen games though.. cos it seems some of them actually set the bar too high for these consoles...expecting avatar type graphics at launch and gameplay as sweet as honey..
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IanVanCheese  +   817d ago
Sony trolls and it's like they're gods, OXM does it and it's unacceptable lol.
Abriael  +   817d ago
OXM is not Microsoft.

Microsoft and Sony are *part* of the competition, so it's ok for them to troll each other.

When you're press, it's quite different. Integrity would dictate to keep a level of neutrality, no matter if you're specialized on a brand.
IanVanCheese  +   817d ago
OXM = official Xbox they are pretty much part of Microsoft.
Abriael  +   817d ago
@IanVanCheese: you don't seem to know how it works.

All the "Official" magazine just have a license to use the brand name. They aren't paid (at least they say that they aren't) or financed by the brand, and they're most definitely not part of its staff.

So no, they're not "part" of Microsoft, pretty much or otherwise.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   817d ago
Truly pathetic display. you guys have to wake up and realize that not all jabs = trollage. trollage is in good fun. a lot of MS's past remarks really haven't been in good fun at all.

"Jump ahead?

of surface pro 2 sales, maybe."
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user9597082  +   817d ago
But when Sony takes jabs at the competition in the same fucking manner, it's witty and perfectly acceptable?

Dread  +   817d ago
true that

pure hypocrisy

but this has been the norm at n4g.
Statix  +   817d ago
Should've sent Polygon a bigger check; maybe they could've knocked the Killzone score down to 3.0.
TristanPR77  +   817d ago
Microsoft shouldn't be commenting on this, they seems to forgot the resolutiongate and the underpowered console they have.

I know Microsoft may have controlled media $$$ for the reviews, I saw that coming, but there is not stopping PS4 for next gen dominance.
WorldGamer  +   817d ago
Always risky being the first one out the gate, but I don't think anyone expected there to be 100% smooth acceptance of the PS4.

Funny thing is, the X1 releases a week from Friday and MS will be under the microscope. Lots can go wrong, and given their recent history since the X1 was unveiled, I would have taken a more conservative approach if I were MS.

All in good fun I guess, all will be on the table in a week so it will be time to deliver.

Interesting times indeed.
ELpork  +   817d ago
Huzza shitty PR for both sides... Greatness Awaits is a crappy line, but making fun of it is even worse.
svoulis  +   817d ago
People need to learn to follow their gut and not the bias of the interwebs.

I will get any game I want and have been interested in regardless of crap reviews from sites that are endorsed by the competing companies.

I think you should all do the same :D
Gamer187  +   816d ago
I loved Too Human
kewlkat007  +   817d ago
How old are you people? I swear all people do on here is damage control and whine about opinion pieces. .

It's not even about the games anymore..
Shellcase  +   817d ago
lol nice
MCTJim  +   817d ago
So..people are saying its unprofessional for OXM to twitter something, but its ok for Cerney to take a shot at MS in an open interview?

Guess its a double standard.
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Abriael  +   817d ago
I didn't know Cerny was part of the gaming press. Since when?

Double standards can exist only between two entities on the same level. You're comparing apples to escalators.
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MCTJim  +   817d ago
Not that it matters, but why are people not in an uproar over someone who should be held to higher standards rather than just OXM?
Hicken  +   816d ago
Cerny is Microsoft's competition. He's fielding- and created, mind you- a device that directly opposes Microsoft's device. You EXPECT trash talking or something like that. "Toyota Camry has more standard blah blah blah than Accord." "Satellite goes out in bad weather; switch to Comcast."

That's part of competition.

OXM is a magazine outlet. They're not owned by Microsoft. They're journalists. Which makes them fundamentally different than someone like Cerny. Journalists should be the ones held to a higher standard, because it's their job to impartially bring us the facts.

I know you and plenty of others in here would like it to be otherwise, but there's no double standard, no hypocrisy here.
MCTJim  +   816d ago
So I guess the old adage: "If you cant say something nice, don't say nothing at all." applies here.
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