Today MWEB GameZone will be taking a look at how Microsoft is taking full advantage of the growth of console eSports in an attempt to grow their market share of the console war.
Say about the Xbox One what you will, it beats the PS4 hands down when it comes to eSports
MLG only exists because of a PS exclusive. It started as "SOCOMbattles". Also just because microsoft wants to throw money around doesn't make them "better" If they put as much effort into making IPs as they do getting "timed content" and exclusive content and other things they might be in a better situation. That HALO crutch won't last forever and there are a lot of gamers who like more realistic type games as opposed to jumping 15 feet in the shooting pink and purple aliens and playing tag with grenades. Personally I think alienating players because of what console they choose especially when one is an obvious choice (in many peoples opinon) is pretty weak. Could be running off or missing out on some great gamers or the next big player.
Yeah, because getting shot multiple times, then getting a health pack drop from a medic is realistic. They are video games. Nothing more. Nothing less. Just never equate them with being realistic. sidenote: I understood what you meant, just showing you another side of the argument.
@ software lover I fully agree. It just preferences and as a gamer I am very glad there are many types of experiences out there to check out and enjoy.
Halo never had aliens in the competitive multiplayer, is spartan humans vs spartans humans. In the competitive do not entered laser weapons , only human weapons, with bullets. if you're talking about realism there is no realistic multiplayer fps, just watch the BF, give life to a dead comrade, lol super competitive =) Halo, Gears best competitive games on consoles. COD is competitive because the name, CoD is noobfriendly game, noobs liked =) Halo is most for a true hardcore gamers
People like you will just never get it.
No MLG started as AGP back in 00'. Sundance and Shibby bought the rights to the MLG name in 03'. AGP started with Quake and UT on PC and took off after Halo was released. I know this because I was apart of it all.
@Dewitt hmmm thats crazy. I come from SOCOM and did play SOCOM competitively until they ruined the series with the later titles. Heres a link for you..note the source. http://www.majorleaguegamin...
Xbox has a rich history of competitive gaming which certainly gives it an edge but neither consoles were designed for esports. Neither support system link and that's a pretty big factor in their viability in offline tournaments. Being honest though, the home of competitive console gaming will be the one which actually invests in it. Right now, I would give the edge to Microsoft/Xbox simply because of Halo but nothing is stopping Sony from taking an interest and taking over.
eSports? Xbone is saved lol!! That will definitely make me get one!
competitive console gaming and Esports, 2 oxymorons. JK JK calm down
Digital Foundry just did an analysis on the Xbox One version of COD: Advanced Warfare, based off of the E3 presentation. 900p/30-40fps average, the first time it's dipped low in FPS like that since the Xbox/PS2 days. THIS...is the platform for "competitive gaming"? :-/ In the words of Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, "Child, please!"
It was an early build (and on the old SDK), and featuring only the single player campaign. Multiplayer could well have a locked 60fps frame rate, as that is where framerate becomes a real priority. Not trying to be all "wuh I love XBox" here, and I haven't bought a COD game since COD2. But why not wait and see how the multiplayer part of the game performs when the game launches before going all nuts? @Monsta no... I expect them to stick to the same exact cash-in formula that they have done for many years now. Which includes 60fps multiplayer gameplay, does it not?
So let me get this straight: a group of developers who are under the umbrella of a big money-making-machine publisher named Activision, that just throws a makeshift story and tweak a couple of multiplayer features every year to produce TOO MANY millions every year like clockwork...you expect THOSE GUYS to fine tune their game a lot more than what's been revealed in June because...they SHOULD? Because...it's what players DESERVE? The right thing to do by COD/Xbox One fans? You expect right up to the minute fine tuning by...Activision?! Lol, I'm being trolled right now, right? @Volkama & DLConspiracy My point is that they showed what they showed at E3. This is ACTIVISION, for Pete's sake. This is cash-spamming COD. And it's June. This is it. You can convince yourself that more work is gonna go into it to make it better all you want. They're FAT. And if a FAT kid is guaranteed cake whether he was good or bad, he's not going to "try" to be good/better. Because...lol...he's getting cake, still.
That was also based off a game trailer/video from the xbox one E3 show btw. They said it was around 882p as well but its hard to tell until the game is finalized. I definitely see your point though. Perhaps dedicated servers that Xbox one offers up like free candy to devs also has some swaying ability too. After all p2p vs dedicated servers. Dedicated always wins as more reliable and stable.
@monsta I definitely think we all assume that to a degree but it may not be as simple. It seems the easy reason to sway but what would explain last gen to this gen?
Only fanboys will say the x1 is better
Only fanboys will say it isn't!
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I just can't believe people are so emotional about it. They got the deal, get over it. For those gloating this as a win over ps4, just let it go.
Not a total win when PS3s and most likely PS4s will be used mostly for Evolution fighting tournaments, you can keep your XBox with Call of Duty tournaments for all I care.
What?! Microsoft is sponsoring Evo also most majors only use 360 so I dunno what u mean by that comment. The trend will probably stay that way for multiplat fighting games but of course for guilty gear xrd n blazeblues there will be Sony.
@Tito08: Correct. A lot of people tend to forget fighting games as e-sports and they think competitive gaming is a lock on Xbox and it's really not. There's other genres out there, FG's especially that have a large following. Last gen, Xbox 360 was the majority owned console, it was also the better performing out of the two (for the fg's that were released), so that's why it was featured in tournaments. It's not because they were sponsored by MS, because as someone who has been in the FGC for a very long time, I have to LOL at that! Out of all the sponsors, MS is the LAST company you'd look for and ESPECIALLY for the Evo series tournaments. (just to make it clear, they were NEVER a sponsor) This gen, as PS4 is no longer the poor performing out of the two, and no longer the minority, it will be used as the main console for future FG's released. Xbox will be going out the door as far as fighting game tournaments are concerned (if they'll be used, it'll be for KI).
"I just can't believe people are so emotional about it. They got the deal, get over it." Yup. It was an existing contract that will now continue. More to do with business than gaming.
Well its not shocking. Xbox live set a standard last gen and many publishers jumped onboard..and also MS has always partnered with 3rd party devs for competitive tournaments and theyve always pushed for competitive multiplayer in their games. Halo, Gears, ryse, dance central spot light,dr3, project spark, zoo tycoon,power star golf, forza,forza horizon2, sunset overdrive,crackdown,phantum dust, fable legends even kinect sports rivals all have some sort of competitive multiplayer built into them even assasins creed unitys co-op gameplay was demoed at MS e3 conference and even though psn has caught and maybe surpassed xbx live in some ways I.e free games.you can't deny the fact that xbx live is still the more stable,reliable and secure network its a testament to the huge amount of resources ms keeps pouring into their online infrastructure.
Multiplayer has always been key for Xbox. This years E3 provided good proof of that.
Agreed dude.. when you play Xbox its hard not to feel connected to a community. As compared to when I play ps4.
"when you play Xbox its hard not to feel connected to a community." - Indeed, but a community of loud mouthed @ssholes for the most part.
@asmith2306 You mean the loud mouthed @ssholes that likely jumped to PS4 since it was cheaper? My experience so far on X1 live has been phenomenal, I've added dozens of people that I met online because they're polite and play properly. I think that the new reputation system does a fantastic job of splitting up jerks from the rest, PSN will have to follow suit with a reputation system if the same happens there.
As a multiplayer centric guy, I agree. Xbox is still best for multiplayer/online centric games imo. "when you play Xbox its hard not to feel connected to a community." Rainbow six, forza, and minecraft peeps are the most friendly..forza guys, the most helpful. I know this one guy, who does the best suspension set ups on FWD cars. He has a thing for hot hatches.
I don't really give a monkey's about the competitive scene or where it lives. I am not part of it. I would however be very interested in a digital foundry or similar article that actually measures important metrics for popular competitive games. Network latency in various territories, input latency, frame rates, and any other key differences between the platforms. Those kind of metrics will determine my own "home of competitive console gaming".
Xbox has always been about multiplayer gaming while PlayStation has been more about single player gaming. Microsoft totally updated their servers for better online play. Xbox was just the right choice.
Stuff like this makes me really think these journalists are just stealth advertisers Yesterday the Xbox exec says Xbox is the home of COD, today this website crowns it competitive gaming king... Smh Let's it ignore the fact that MOBAs are the top competitive games genre, all played on PC (but since it says CONSOLE gaming) lets forget the fact that fighting games are played on Playstation consoles at these events Or lets forget how huge Super Smash Bros tourneys are MLG went from using Xbox 360 to Xbox one, for COD. Somehow that natural progression to the latest generation elevates x1 over all other consoles when it comes to comptetive gaming? Just stop...
Not only that, but apparently evolution does not matter. The biggest fighting game tournament of the year is primarily ps3. Blaz Blue, Mortal Kombat, injustice, street fighter 4, and Tekken are always on ps3. Marvel is the only game on Xbox. The list goes on cause there's VF, King of fighters, and more. I have every system and play what I like, but the truth is the truth and I can't stand Crap like this article. Oh yeah killer instinct is on XB1 there obviously. With guilty gear xrd on the way and the unbelievable under night in birth coming, the list grows.
Not surprising. These pros have spent years perfecting the controller use. Microsoft's online infrastructure hasn't worsened... the opposite actually. There's no reason to switch.
Ps players have only just had the ability to chat online while playing different games thats crap lol
Xbox players have only just had the (free) Netflix app removed from XBL Gold thats crap lol
Yeah like thats important lol
And xbox has just moved away from dvd game discs. That's crap lol
Ha. That's a cool feature if you're a 13 year old girl who needs to be on the phone or always talking to someone. Has it ever occurred to you that a vast amount of gamers are adults who consider their gaming time to be alone time? If I'm playing a game, why would I want to speak to someone who's playing a different game? What the hell could he possibly say that I'd be interested in hearing while I'm playing a game? Its 2014 and we all have mobile devices anyway. Why is that feature even special? You can use your phone if you're that lonely.
Because i'm not interested in giving an online friend my real number? ever thought of that? & Not everyone is like you. Sometimes a quick chat to wrap up a day or event with someone while playing 2 different games doesn't hurt. Many reasons why this chat feature comes in handy. Get your head out yah butt. "If you're a 13 year old girl" Nice, Your intelligence shows well.
"Ps players have only just had the ability to chat online while playing different games thats crap lol" First feature to be disabled by me. I don't want to be disturbed when I'm gaming. Even talking to people playing online in the same game is usually distracting because most don't use the mic how it's meant to be used in game. I don't give a damn about what other people are playing.
Lmfao ok of course it is with its massive 4 million install base. Some people are desperate to make the xbone relevant unfortunately for them its irrelevant. I believe its in 3rd place this gen sales wise. Sony and Nintendo back on top just the way it should be 😉
5 million and you will see a spike when it is released in 26 more countries.
'5 million you will see a spike when it is released in 26 more countries' yeah it'll move more units, but not as many as you think it will. Get real dude, oh wait.....
Microsoft has been building on Xbox Live since the orginal Xbox. They're untouchable when it comes to that software/online infrastructure. Today, When you think competitive multiplayer, you think Xbox. I don't think that's going to change anytime soon. Personally, the Xbox ONE controller coupled with live is the reason I want to play Destiny on Xbox.
Well said, as a competitive console gamer I felt that Xbox have catered more to the community. The Xbox Live infrastructure was miles ahead when the previous generation of console were launched. I think the next gen struggle will not be about TV as Microsoft initially thought and more about live streaming and online entertainment.
Xbox will always be the go to console for superior online gaming. Plus, X1 controller is still superior for shooters.
That's a matter of opinion. I play on both systems and see no difference online between the two and I prefer the ds4.
As someone who plays mainly on single player i really couldn't give a damn about this stuff.
Microsoft is the only console investing in eSports at the moment that I am aware of. I believe that the bigger corps like Nintendo and Sony are missing out. I think the ripple effect that competitive gaming has is much bigger than these aforementioned companies think. I'm all for Sony and Nintendo jumping into the eSports market, but for now it seems like Microsoft are running this race solo.
Sony has a deal with MLG for Planetside 2, so they aren't totally ignoring eSports. MS had this same contract with MLG last generation also, but it didn't keep them from starting in first and ending in third.
so less screaming children on PS4? - awesome
Since most gamers are buying a PS4... does that mean most gamers are not competitive? Or does competitive mean you must play on inferior hardware with lower resolution and fps? And does this re-interpretation mean that 3rd place will from now on be awarded gold?
Xbox One is the home of no creativity, but buy everything just for braging rights. Money, money, is all you need. Marketing and selling is the only competition the care about.
And the Ps4 is the home for new IP's, great developers, and a dedicated community who can give to F*cks about MLG.
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