From Xbox to Xbox One: Microsoft's Alan Bowman

Microsoft's Australasian vice president of retail sales & marketing Alan Bowman is deep into his second decade at the multinational, which means he was around when its console division was but a glint in the eye of a renegade engineer. We caught up with the Australian native to discuss the first Xbox's development, the future of the Xbox 360, and more.

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-Foxtrot1591d ago (Edited 1591d ago )

Well you've been doing such a good job with that with the 360 in the later years of it's life and look what happened....hardcore games weren't very impressed.

But go ahead, it's not like you can p*** us off anymore then you have

georgeenoob1591d ago (Edited 1591d ago )

Yea, remember last E3? 90% of that was catered to the hardcore. Sony on the other hand...


Don't forget Fable Legends and more unannounced games to come, even though that list alone trumps Sony's with their strong indie library. You can bet Phil Spencer will dominate E3 again when he announces Xbox's many classic franchises along with more new IPs.

-Foxtrot1591d ago (Edited 1591d ago )

What you mean the stuff they announced WAAAAAAY too early to gain the upper hand after the horrible Xbox reveal to try and win us back

Most of those titles we are going to see this year at E3

Sunset Overdrive
Halo 5
Black Tusk Studios new game
Quantum Break

Most of Sonys games are going to be out before E3 meaning their show won't be showing already announced titles. The Order 1886 is the only big title we know nothing about and Uncharted. The games shown last year and will be out before this E3 are


Not to mention you have Guerilla Games new IP, Sony Santa Monicas, Japan Studio, Media Molecule, Evolution Studios, Sony Cambridge, Sony London etc along with Uncharted and The Order and some other surprises (please god be Crash Bandicoot)

EDIT @Above Edit

"Don't forget Fable Legends and more unannounced games to come"

Oh thanks for they have Fable Legends to show off aswell, another one for the already announced list

"list alone trumps Sony's with their strong indie library"

....mmmm hmmmm....whatever you say man

"You can bet Phil Spencer will dominate E3 again when he announces Xbox's many classic franchises along with more new IPs."

LOL...he'll announce maybe one old franchise and maybe a small arcade game here and there along with some timed exclusive content.

ALLWRONG1591d ago

"....mmmm hmmmm....whatever you say man"

Ok then show the list?

TomShoe1591d ago

"We want to appeal to a wider audience"

...and see where that got you. *sigh*

Omegasyde1591d ago (Edited 1591d ago )

@All wrong

***I'll play your game***

(CONSOLE exclusive meaning not on Xbox 1)

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Blast 'Em Bunnies

Cosmic Star Heroine



Diablo III

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition

Energy Hook

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Final Horizon

Galak-Z: The Dimensional

Guilty Gear Xrd

Guns of Icarus Online

H-Hour: World's Elite

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Mercenary Kings

Nobunaga no Yabō Online: Tenka Mugen no Shō

Nuclear Throne

Octodad: Dadliest Catch


Primal Carnage: Genesis

Project: Heart and Soul

Project Phoenix


Ray's the Dead

Road Not Taken

Rogue Legacy

Samurai Gunn

Secret Ponchos

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments




Super Motherload



The Witness

PlanetSide 2

----------------------------- -----------
*********(Only on PS4)************

Backgammon Blitz

Basement Crawl


Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

The Idolmaster (working title)

Infamous: Second Son

Joysound Dive 2

Lily Bergamo

Mobile Suit Gundam (working title)


Nikoli no Puzzle 4: Sudoku

The Order: 1886

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive

Pool Nation Extreme/FX

Pure Pool


Shadow of the Beast

Tottemo E Mahjong Plus

Uncharted 4 (Unsure for 2014)

Velocity 2X

Deep Down

+ Multiplatform Games and 1st party unannounced titles (most probably 2015 tbh).

ALLWRONG1591d ago (Edited 1591d ago )

Omegasyde ahahaha I'm sorry I don't mean to laugh but ahahahaha! scrapping the bottom of the indie, unconfirmed, rumored, and wish list barrel for that one.

Nice try dude.

maniacmayhem1591d ago

"hand after the horrible Xbox reveal to try and win us back."

Let's be honest Foxtrot, they were never going to win you back. And as MS promised they delivered in E3 way surpassing Sony's.

I love how sony fanboys rattle off studios in the process of making games but seem to condemn Xbox fanboys when they do the same.

So now you guys are comparing games that haven't been announced? That's the new thing to do? We can be here all night comparing games that haven't been announced for every system. What does that prove?


It's okay to make a list of "CONSOLE" exclusives I see. Hmmmmm, I remember Xbox fanboys doing that and getting ridiculed from Sony fanboys because supposedly they weren't truly "exclusives". But it seems that every sony fanboy on this site uses these PC titles to pad their own lists now.

Good to know.

Skip_Bayless1590d ago (Edited 1590d ago )

Here to end the video game debates. 4.4 mil vs 3.1 mil. The console with the more sales is going to get more games. And that being the PS4 will have more games.

We're talking 2015-2018.. Like who is bragging about Gears of War 1, Resistance, Oblivion, Warhawk, Heavenly Sword, Halo 3 etc??

You can show your pathetic list of announced and unannounced games all you want.. lol

-Foxtrot1590d ago


Here we go, call people Sony fanboys just because they are criticising a rival company.

Seriously it's like you think MS did nothing wrong and people are complaining for nothing. Even when you have legit points to back your argument up you guys ignore it and go straight to the fanboy card, it's ridiculous. All it is is a defence mechanism because someone called a company you loved and mention it's flaws.

I'm a gamer, not a fanboy, my favouritism for Sony AT THIS MOMENT OF TIME, is because they are the one company doing things right, what do you expect instead of praise. Just like how back in 2006/2007 my praise was going to Microsoft.

"Let's be honest Foxtrot, they were never going to win you back."

After what they did...not really but they could of bloody tried.

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ABizzel11591d ago

What I really don't understand is that if they're so concerned about the casual audience, why not simply rebrand the Xbox 360 into a smaller media center box.

They could add more RAM for media purposes (same as Sony did with the PSP), add the HDMI-In port for TV, and still have games, streaming, etc...

jgrigs091591d ago

I swear you're the biggest drama queen on all websites. Which includes Fox News, IGN, N4G, Gamespot, and what else idk? I added Fox News because your attitude matches the same way conservatives do on Fox News, yes the entire damn station it self. I'm including all other game websites because that's what the subject is about. But I find you simply pathetic,n attention thriving whore. We all know you don't like Microsoft you are always on their articles complaining about the company and that's why I'm calling you an attention thriving whore. We get it...

ovnipc1590d ago

What i dont understand, if all this sony fanys hate so much an american company and support the jap company. Wtf are you doing in xbox articles. Stick to your own and ppl that like ms give their opinions without sonys plague. And by the way ps customer support its horrible!! My acct been suspended for 10 dAys and cant fix it cause of a mistake in their billing system. I just got a year of plus and they could not issue me a tocken of the remaining months to be able to make a new acct. when ms did it for me in 10 minutes. Xbox customer support wayyyy better. Im selling my ps4

sAVAge_bEaST1590d ago (Edited 1590d ago )

@ Above I call B$/Astro.turf.

I have called sony, and got through fast.. They credited my account 50$, for the battlefield fiasco.. I have never had problems, with their customer service.. I've called a few times, different reasons.. also.

Why do you try to call someone out, and then do the exact thing 10times worse.?. by Lying

Here is my PROOF, where is yours.

*Edit, reading further comments. N4G is a revolving door of Astro.Turfers.

Dehnus1590d ago

You know, for something "HARDCORE" you certainly do whine a lot.

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Eonjay1591d ago

Well I can understand their desire to expand. But don't forget to cater to the people who made the 360 successful: Thats the gamers. Don't focus too much on the causal market because they will ditch you for the next fad. If you focus on your gamers, they will stick with you forever.

GamersHeaven1591d ago

Microsoft was already catering to the casual crowd with the original Kinect,rehualed UI avatars etc.Problem is there fanbase turned a blind eye to it for me and plenty of other gamers it was very obvious Microsofts intention where for the XboxOne.Not saying a all in One device is bad Sony did it with the PS3 but always put the gamer first.Microsoft needs to find a fine balance between the two keep fans satisfied on both ends.

KonsoruMasuta1591d ago (Edited 1591d ago )

Look at how hardcore exclusive support support for the 360 has been for the past couple of years.
Most of the games that came out were casual kinect games. That's doing more than catering to a wider audience. That's throwing one audience aside for another.

True_Samurai1591d ago

I don't mind cause right now the exclusives you're throwing at us are really keeping me impressed :-3

Hicken1591d ago

Which ones are impressing you?

True_Samurai1591d ago (Edited 1591d ago )

Quantum Break
Fable Legends (need more info)
Sunset Overdrive (need more info
Dead Rising 3
Project Spark
Oh! And can't forget Below

Plasticgearsolid1590d ago

you lost all respect your 3 bubbles could hold by saying you are impressed by ryse

Mikefizzled1590d ago

Please play Ryse and reevaluate your comment. If it wasn't for all the 0's every Xbox One game got the user score could easily be around 8.0.

Volkama1590d ago

Not sure it's possible to play Ryse at not come away impressed, even if only by the visuals and presentation.

Plasticgearsolid1590d ago

Played Ryse at a friends it was terrible. By the third battle it got so repetitious. Visuals were ok but the animation was poor and the story was the worse thing about the game. Friend actually took the loss on reselling his xbox one just to buy a ps4 (well as soon as they are available) lol

Trioptical1591d ago

It feels like they're almost excluding the hardcore gamer from the discussion and just assuming that those guys will just buy their system regardless of all else.

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