An opinion piece on the XBox Division Head's E3 Tweets and my own struggles on keeping the XBox-brand faith. Author: Agasicles Stamas, GamersSphere.
So who's gonna go first this time around ???????? Hopefully not ms
"XBox Division Head Says That E3 is About the Hardcore Gamers" It always has been. Thanks for finally noticing Microsoft...this time everyone will see if you can actually walk the walk.
they were all about games last year
@daniel2115 The XB1 reveal conference and DRM they were going to implement last year says otherwise
@SoulSercher620 "The XB1 reveal conference and DRM they were going to implement last year says otherwise" That's cool that you noticed that and all, but we're talking about E3.
@ SoulSercher620 wait wait wait.....last year's E3 they bring DRM, and then they did a 180 on that. What will happen with "XBox Division Head Says That E3 is About the Hardcore Gamers" this E3's 180?!
@creatchee @onyoursistersback They didn't "180" at e3 http://youtu.be/jWRG2UmLqXw... and http://youtu.be/6RtSGFryKwo The whole angry joe...so tell me what e3 you wen't to that they reversed the DRM looks like SoulSercher was right
MS is picking up the pieces of pre-2013 E3 and has been steadily coming back to it's heyday of 360. Just keep catering to hardcore gamers first and put everything else secondary then we have another hit console in the market.
@pop_tarts "The whole angry joe...so tell me what e3 you wen't to that they reversed the DRM looks like SoulSercher was right" For the love of... do I have to draw it out in crayon again? Okay, so I can't draw in the comments section, but I will explain it... very... dramatically. 1. The article is about Phil Spencer stating that E3 is all about the hardcore gamers. 2. NegativeCreep427 said that E3 has always been about hardcore gamers, and that he appreciated Microsoft noticing and acknowledging that sentiment. Further, he indicated that the masses will be able to determine, based on Microsoft's performance at this year's E3, whether or not Spencer and the company are merely making pandering statements or are actually prepared to back them up with products that hardcore gamers will enjoy. 3.daniel2115 countered NegativeCreep427's comment by stating that Microsoft's E3 conference in 2013 was all about games. 4. SoulSercher620 brought up the fact that there was an Xbox One reveal conference last year and that a DRM plan was in effect for the console initially, which somehow caused Microsoft's E3 conference to not be all about games. 5. I reminded SoulSercher620 that the topic on hand was E3, even though his ability to remember previous events of the year 2013 was commendable. 6.onyoursistersback stated that Microsoft brought DRM to last year's E3 conference, but subsequently relented and changed their view on it. He then inferred that since they had changed some of their policies last year around E3, that they are predestined to not, in fact, have a conference at E3 2014 that is all about the hardcore gamers. 7. You posited your oddly phrased question with links to Don Mattrick and Angry Joe videos. 8. After your question/comment, sak500 expressed his hopefulness that Microsoft is on a good path after a rocky start, and offered suggestions to keep it on said path. I hope that this catches you up.
So MS, drop kinect if your really interested in core gamers, it what we all want
MS been going first every E3 so I would assume it will be the same this time around again. I don't think it really matters as everything is planned weeks and months ahead of E3 for the big 3 and there will be no last minute deal, game reveal, or counter move, I suspect.
It goes MS,EA Ubisoft then Sony the day before E3 and then Nintendo on the first day of E3 its been like that since ages.
TheNotoriousNiceGuy MS has always gone before sony, plus with no nintendo press conference again its a 2 horse race. I actually believe MS will bring some big guns to E3 but i think so will sony end of the day as gamers we all win, diversity is a great thing IMO
Who's going to going to have the longest conference? Who's going to honestly deliver and who's going to have the most - empty - hype? Who goes when doesn't matter. Its what they have to show, what's going to actually develop in a month's or year's time rather than repeat two or more E3s is what does.
I lol'd. However, I do hope they go first. Get people talking. Keep'em thinking about Xbox while Sony is on stage. Hopefully, they bring the kind of info that will make that happen.
Microsoft usually goes first. Their press conferences start around 10:00AM PST IIRC.
I thought it was about TV...
That was when Don Mattrick (aka GREEN DEVIL) was running the show now Phil Spencer's in charge expect games!!! lots of games, tv will definitely be taking a back seat on this 1 if microsoft knows what's good for them.
I love how people pin any bad thing about xbox (that they would NEVER admit at the time) On Don, now that he's gone. As if one man had full control over everything.He had teams.Those teams had teams.They all got together routinely, made plans, agreed on them and carried them out.Poor donny boy was just the lamb they sent to the slaughter to answer for the fan backlash. The teams who nodded their heads and agreed with him are still there.
Poor donny boy(LMAO)was the leader he gives the orders and the teams follow them that's why he took the fall,if he was in charge still what would E3 be like this year?(nothing personal i just don't care for his ideas or how he puts things across to the fans,ms made a good move in putting Phil S in charge who wouldn't want a gamer running a games console). @DVS-Zev
@DVS-Zev Who are you his wife?
Lol and Phil was still head of Microsoft studios so lack of first party games would fall on his head, not Mattrick's. Just like Yosp is responsible for Sony first party.
Don Mattrick just did what the higher ups told him to do. The heads of the branches manage everything, the "whips" who keep everyone in check but big decisions come from the main Microsoft division. Same goes with Phil now. Obviously Don had a little input but I doubt he had that much power. You want to know why MS are focusing on games at the minute, not because of Phil but because higher ups want that focus since it's "THE" focus which is bringing in sales for the PS4. Phil as a gamer looks better fronting this new vision then a suit like Don. The heads of Microsofts branches front whatever the higher ups plan for their branch.
Are you confusing E3 with Cebit?
If TV was the focus I'm done with MS, but with Phil their chances that it's all about the games !
So when sony focuses on things besides games does that mean you are done with them? Ms brought a heck of a lot more exclusive games to e3 last year and Sony brought multiplats and indies and they just announced they have over 1000 more indies for you and half of them are working on sonys vr. I guess we will have to wait again to see who brings the games but last year it was ms not sony as sony seemed to get by on one liners and jokes on microsofts reveal which the company stated was not about games but e3 would be. People have selective memory on here and they will again even after the show airs. I expect no matter what ms does the sony supporters on here will claim victory when its not always true. It will happen on the other side as well but the ms fans do not come to n4g but a select few because when they do they always have to be in defense mode. It needs to start being about the games on both sides not who is better at pixel counting or trash talking. Were gamers people.
He knows you don't get to just say who E3 is for each year, right?
Wasn't last e3 all about games too? They had a separate announcement with the TV stuff, it wasn't at e3. Ground Zeroes, Ryse and Titanfall were all three awesome at the ms conference last year. Plus the Halo tease was cool too.
Their actual E3 conference last year was jam packed with games... But that was only to try to make people forget about their draconian DRM that was going to take away your basic consumer rights. So technically, yes, it was all about games, but it had a devious hidden agenda behind it.
That what you said about it on last year. SMH....
There's 'games' and then there's re-releases and anniversary editions. Most of ntkrnl's leaks seemed quite unappealing to me. Hopefully E3 is not just going to be confirmation about those...
And their e3 conference was all about games last year...
drm is hardcore
I see you're still living in 2013 pre-E3 time zone. The DRM was renounced shortly after the reveal before E3.
Good Phil. Now that you understand that, bring some heavy hitters. No TV, no Kinect anything. Just great games.
Xbox article yet sony fans are here why am I not surprised I think they want an x1 but they wanna fit in with the cool sony n4g crowd
"Sony n4g crowd" lol Hey remember back in 2006-2008n when this was a "Pro Microsoft site"......of course you don't ¬¬
Dude its 2014 relax with that old shit I only been a member for a couple months so of course I dnt remember this being a ms site. @chris yea I agree phil is on point love what hes doing for the x1
It should be a Microsoft and Sony site, were fans of both consoles can talk, without been down bubbled. Can we do away the bubble system? I believe its bad for gamers for Sony to go bankrupt or Microsoft to sell off their x box business. I tell you way, i think that, you'll see less multi-plat's or AAA games. You really think the Ubisofts, and EA'S of this world will fund the development of 60 to 100 million games for just one console? Think again. Lot of gamers might just migrate back to PC than choose Sony the PS4 or the xb1? Gamers buy one or the other for a reason. Lot of studios are closing down due to high production costs of making AAA games. The worse case scenario for gamers is indeed Sony or Microsoft no longer wanting to bring consoles out to customers. Think about it truly when you wish it and wanting the downfall of Sony or Microsoft. The reality is gamers should buy both consoles, when the time is right. More consoles out there more games will be made.
And foxtrot is here again....not a surprise anymore. Always in these articles downplaying them or suppporting those who do.
Ok so Sony did some big blunders back in the day and they were taken to task by not only Ms fans but sony fans as well. So you are justifying those 3 years to now 6+ years of B# campaign run by sony fanboys on this site? I've been here long enough to see the difference in the trolling between MS and sony fans. At least not every story was ruined back then like it does now. There was also a separate comments section for fanboys to bash each other and we all used to tell trolls to go -------> side. NOw it's single comments section ruined by delusional fans.
You sound just like me grandparents did. Remember back when there was a time I had to... That is getting old guys and does not justify hurting your fellow gamer. Make it about the games not one another and n4g will be a fun place to be again and yes I have been on n4g for almost 9 years.
@christocolus LOL....what a bloody hypocrite you are Always in these article? Yeah the odd one mate but again you want to exgerate it for your argument. How is this downplaying Microsoft in the comment above anyway. You what ticks me off about you, you call everyone who criticizes Microsoft and even go far to make people look like fanboys that do but there you are in EVERY article over praising Microsoft and believing anything they say without question. I don't downplay peoples opinions, however you do.
Erm... didn't we already have this article on N4G, like 24 hours ago?
Yes we did. But its just that Phil guy repeats the same shit over and over again. Like ms is the only one that will show games. Its funny how now that their are getting their asses kicked that they don't wanna focus on TV and Kinect anymore. And the Xbone better have more exclusives then the PS4 considering the fact that ms stripped supporting the 360 so early. And Sony and Nintendo have multiple consoles to support.
Lol.. not all of them though, just a few. The usual suspects. Ontopic- im happy with the way Phil has been communicating with fans. Its great.
Phil Spencer is doing really good. In just a few months he has achieved a lot. E3 is going to be awesome.
if your audience was hardcore, they wouldn't have bought an xbox, oooooooooh snaaaaap..... jk i'm sure it will be great, excited to see more quantum break
Have you tried the kinect? Everything is better with kinect. Just keep looking to the cloud..
Gotta say this is my first E3 owning all three next gen consoles... gonna be one helluva ride!
The only thing I will be watching at E3 looking forward to seeing MS new games.
People like to act like Don Mattrick didn't report to somebody, they like to act like Phil Spencer had zero control over first party games before his promotion, they like to act like a software apu is going to boost weak hardware past it's stronger competition, and so on.. It's amazing the excuses people are making for this company especially when there is a better and cheaper alternative on the market.
i don't think ms cares if sony goes first they know they have to put up a show
If only they had said that last year
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