Xbox Live Booed Out At QuakeCon By PC Gamers

One Angry Gamer "Wow, Microsoft just can’t seem to catch a break can they? The Micro ‘S’ has been on a huge upswing lately with trying to recover their image from the Hidenbox that Don Mattrick and crew crashed and burned over the public in 2013, but it looks like they still haven’t won back over some of the most core of the core gamers from within the gaming community, especially not in the deepest, darkest, inner circles of the Glorious PC Master Race."

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GeofferyPeterson1609d ago

When will the Xbox booing stop? I know they have made mistakes in the past but people used to love the Xbox!

WilliamUsher1609d ago

It's going to be a long, hard walk back up to the top of the mountain.

I really wasn't expecting gamers to boo out deals on a gaming service. lol, I mean really... THEY BOOED OUT GAME DEALS!!!

KendrickLamar1609d ago

That's because the one's who booed are also the one who also so happen to be the most obnoxious gamers...they are:

LOGICWINS1609d ago

I don't consider anyone that boos game deals a gamer.

Somebody1609d ago

QuakeCon have always been about PC gaming so it's understandable when someone appear to promote stuff that won't appear on the PC will get no warm hugs and cheers. Consoles edged out the PC from E3 with the 360 and PS3 so seeing next gen console stuff on other PC-centric conventions is worrying.

AngelicIceDiamond1608d ago

Well The PC Master Race wants nothing to do with consoles.

Especially at a super PC event like Quakecon.

SPARTAN31608d ago

long hard walk? No it will be one console generation like sony did from ps3 to ps4.

pompombrum1608d ago

Well it would be like promoting PSN deals at a halo convention.

its_JEFF1608d ago

ehhh... I wouldn't pay too much mind to it. Remember when the fighting community booed the guys announcing "Killer Instimct"? which BTW I am totally ashamed of as a gamer, booing the devs for making a game? Come on... KI was a this years EVO, so they may boo but I doubt it will stop them from buying it or using it. Remember the COD kids who swore not to buy the next COD... Yeah, they bought it.

pompombrum1608d ago

^^^ The booing was more because of the Xbox One (back then it was before the 180s) as opposed to booing the game. Many people were really excited for Killer Instinct, it's just the excitement couldn't let them look past all the flaws with the Xbox One's initial vision.

Thomaticus1608d ago

It wasn't the deal per se, it was more who they were dealing with to market those deals.

mcarsehat1608d ago

The destination isn't even the TOP of the mountain, what about half way up where the ps4 would be too.
At the top sites the ps3, the 360 and the PC the consoles with a lot of experience and love behind them.

Contrary to what everyone says, if you play a game on a console, a phone, a calculator or go on twitter, you are a gamer. I wouldn't boo a console or company out of a conference hall because i don't own them, that's just weird but it's the same amount of weird that comes from most gamers. I'm a gamer but i wouldn't say the phrase "gamers are sulky, whiny, petty psuedo intellectuals" is wrong.

DragonKnight1608d ago (Edited 1608d ago )

This isn't about the Xbox One. People said they didn't boo the PS4 but it really wouldn't be surprising if they had because A)They're PC elitists (different from PC gamers) and are just like that. B)It's Quakecon. A convention named after a famous PC game. Consoles don't have much of a place there.

ThanatosDMC1608d ago

That's their fault for putting anything peasant related news in front of the PC master race people. I dont even understand why they would put anything console related on such an event.

Michiel19891608d ago

I don't consider anyone who booes out a (certain) console a gamer.

r1sh121608d ago

@williamusher exactly.
Its just a game deal, yet it makes great 'news' LOOL.
People have too much time, if they write an entire article on this 90second video :(

guitarded771608d ago

Pretty low brow to boo something so trivial. It's one thing to boo a policy or something not good for gamers in general, it's another to boo a freaking sale price. A lot of people in that auditorium need to grow up.

TheRedButterfly1608d ago

- _ - Couldn't you just keep to Cinemablend? That way we wouldn't have to see or hear from you outside of your lair of deceit and exaggeration?

Concertoine1608d ago

Why are people surprised? This is primarily long time PC gamers being shown comparatively poor deals on a console they probably don't care about. I wouldn't be surprised if they booed playstation either.

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mrpsychoticstalker1609d ago

Millions still love it, just n4g doesnt.

johndoe112111609d ago

Your hatred and ignorance knows no bounds. Are you saying that everyone at quackecon are n4g'ers? For God's sakes get a life.

MysticStrummer1609d ago

"just n4g doesn't."

That's clearly not true.

Millions could love it and it still might not sell more than 10 million, so your comment is both false and meaningless.

Well done!

Eonjay1609d ago

This is from Quakecon not N4G.
Unless you think that the event is attended exclusively by readers from this site.

And you are on N4G so you must hate the Xbox One as well.

zeuanimals1609d ago

For someone who constantly badmouths N4G, you kind of spend a lot of your time here. 1076 comments right now and that's all from less than a year. You also only have 1 bubble meaning you must visit a lot of articles everyday to be able to get that many comments in less than a year.

Why o why1609d ago (Edited 1609d ago )


Talk about defence force. What on earth has the quakecon reaction got to do with n4g.....

nix1608d ago (Edited 1608d ago )

i'm sure it's not N4Gers.

why go all the way to the conference to boo when it can be done from the couch? we're all too lazy ass for that!

UltraNova1608d ago (Edited 1608d ago )

Oh clearly weren't around early last gen were you? You know when n4g was xbox land?

Well, deal with it or rather deal with your purchase and stop spreading bullshit.

kayoss1608d ago

You have only one bubble rofl.

Akira20201608d ago

"Millions still love it, just n4g doesn't"
....Denial just isn't a river in New Jersey my good man.

kenshiro1001608d ago

Boo hoo, no one likes the XB1 on N4G!

Just stop. Microsoft brought this on themselves.

Revengeance1608d ago

Spoken like a true Xbox drone

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FlameHawk1609d ago

Probably wouldn't have made a difference if it was PSN, those guys were teh masta race.

WildArmed1609d ago

Pretty much.

It wasn't the fact that it was Xbox Live, but more so that it wasn't steam.

Origin / UPlay may have gotten the same booing as well

WilliamUsher1609d ago (Edited 1609d ago )


Nah, they didn't boo out GMG and a few other digital services that were listed where Bethesda/id games were being sold at a discount during the presentation.

EDIT: But you're probably right, they would have likely booed out uPlay since it sucks pretty badly.

LOGICWINS1609d ago

True. If the Apple Store/Play Store popped up on that screen the reaction would have been the same. These people are literally that stupid to whine about something that doesn't affect them.

BitbyDeath1608d ago

It was more likely because MS tried forcing Live onto PC which got rejected a number of years ago.

It has a history with the PC crowd and not a good one.

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joab7771609d ago (Edited 1609d ago )

Sorry, MS doesnt get a pass on breaking the hearts of millions of loyal fans. We all had such high hopes for xbone and they took it for granted and decided to tell us what we wanted and new tech and entertainment. NOOOOO! We bought into the xbox b/c of its commitment to gaming and gamers.

If u wanna know how bad MS actually screwed up. All Sony did was copy the blueprint written by MS last gen and now they are beloved and selling very well. MS was forced to do a 180, but there are drawbacks and will be the entire gen b/c they thought they knew better than we did. No pass from me.

dragunrising1608d ago (Edited 1608d ago )

Comment needs even more emotion.

DLConspiracy1608d ago (Edited 1608d ago )

I see the N4g community was finally able to use the 'off topic' bubble properly for a change.

ATi_Elite1609d ago (Edited 1609d ago )

Ok this is QuakeCon bro not E3. Dont mention xb1 or any console when you are sitting in a room full of Core PC Gamers and Steam is on the big screen.

(Yes some consolers were there, i spoke to 2 of them and gave them PC building advice)

Wolfenstein, Quake, Doom are the foundation for FPS and all utilized the PC unique abilities (at that time) to make for revolutionary gaming experience.

So pluggin the XB1 was the worst out of the 3 because Microsoft's DirectX Box represents MS turning its back on PC Gaming and being a follower when they use to be a one of a few innovative leaders in the gaming biz.

Sony PS4 was mentioned and it wasnt booed or cheered as PC Gamers nodded with respect to a company (Sony) and a machine thats delivering the best console experience the correct way since day PS1. Sony never ditched their Core audience ulike MS who ditched PC Gamers then ditched Xbox fans with that Kinect thing.

Ditching your core audience twice and Games For Windows Lousy will get you booed until MS recognizes its mistakes.

MRMagoo1231609d ago

Thats the best comment I think you have ever made bubbles up for well said.

CaptainObvious8781609d ago

Great comment.

Wish I could agree twice.

AngelicIceDiamond1608d ago

@ATI Very cool and Icy comment.

TardcoreGamer1608d ago

Well said! I couldn't agree more with you.

imt5581608d ago

Great post, ATI.

Anyway, Xbone get booed a year ago @EVO 2013 :

Seafort1608d ago

Well said.

This isn't about consoles this is about PC gamers long history with Microsoft. Much longer than Xbox gamers history with them.

MS abandoned the PC gaming platform to make their own gaming platform and still have to this day.

They've been doing everything they can to bring down PC gaming from buying out Bungie so PC gamers didn't get the Halo franchise, closing down Ensemble Studios who made the best RTS games on PC and then bringing out the abomination that is G4WL.

And now they want to make everything ok and come back to PC gaming. No wonder they got booed.

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IndoAssassin1609d ago

Well what did they expect. Windows Live was an abomination. They try to charge a monthly fee to use that abomination. They change the name of Windows Live store to Xbox store. They keep saying they will support PC, yet they go to a PC centric conference to promote Xbox.

Gee I wonder why

Magicite1609d ago

Never forget, never forgive.

beerzombie1608d ago

I hope your love ones apply this to you and your mistakes that you make. Then persecute you forever for them.

GamerzElite1608d ago

I was watching that stream live, and smiled when he said "I am talking abt the kid gamers" and That laughter.

Redgehammer1608d ago

Hardcore PC gamers booing XBL, i dont expect anything different. Being a former PC elitist, i laughed at all my friends with consoles for almost 25 years. Now, i believe in gaming where you're happy, and XBL makes me happy. I've been gaming since 1975, and the most stable, consistant fun I have had in the online MP era has been on XBL.

neogeo1608d ago (Edited 1608d ago )

Stable? Ever try this thing called steam?

funkybudda1608d ago

See, the problem is Xbox's existence is waste of space, if you have a decent PC gaming rig, why get an Xbox? At least with Sony's PS platform, u get to play high quality AAA exclusives that will not make it to the PC side. I got an Alienware and has owned all PS consoles, good setup for me.

But back to topic, promoting anything Xbox related at this event is pure stupidity by MS.

Redgehammer1608d ago

Thinking something should not exist, because you are less than keen on it, seems like a problem. Sony has one game that seems a shame to miss, but not enough for me to ever give it money. I have a no Sony electronics zone, in my home, but i am still glad it exists. My will is my own, and imposing it on others is not my idea of being a proponent of choice, and I'm happy with mine.

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Azzanation1608d ago

The ones that booed are a disgrace to us gamers. I am also a PC gamer that spends thousands on a gaming rig. I don't boo consoles at all even thought there not my primary source of gaming.

Akira20201608d ago (Edited 1608d ago )

Valid and respected point, but you should've spent some of those "thousands" on grammar classes....I'm just saying.

neogeo1608d ago

Why not Boo the company that tried to destroy video games as we know it? Yes MS really did want to destroy gaming. If they had what they wanted we would be only playing kinect and watching TV, DRM TV, DRM TV, TV, Comcast, comcast, comcast, Sport, sport, sport.

Azzanation1608d ago

@NeoGeo - MS don't own the console market and are free to do whatever they to there products. If they took that road doesn't mean gaming would be ruined since there are other options to choose from like Nintendo or Sony's machine.

Did you forget Sony tried to destroy gaming when they charge $599 for a PS3 and forcing a Blu Ray drive on everyone. PS3 was more expensive and it ended up not as powerful as the cheaper 360? Funny how that works, Sony told us to get 2 jobs.. and since gaming is for kids, what kid is going to get 2 jobs? MS had a different view but still offered us a console with a great controller/service/games for a reasonable price. Full digital gaming requires DRM that's the price we have to pay to go down that track.

iagainsti1201608d ago (Edited 1608d ago )

@Azzanation Im sure with the Xbox 360 once you buy everything that is needed for it (before slim) would cost you more than a PS3 at launch. Xbox $400 Wireless adapter $99.99 Hard drive $99+ Wireless controler + play and charge kit $75 +.
Thats like $730 with Xbox live. So no the Xbox was not cheaper, it just looked cheaper.

How can anyone defend a company like Microsoft that nickle and dimes there customer base every chance they get.

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iagainsti1201607d ago

@PumpkinEater69 That 20gb Hard drive was not big enough. I don't have any friends that have not upgraded to the 120GB. + you could only use like 80% of the drive.

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Mikikoto1608d ago (Edited 1608d ago )

You guys need to stop playing the sympathetic Microsoft supporter. This has NOTHING to do with Xbox or because it's a console since PS4 wasn't boo'd this has to do with the dreaded games for windows - live that us PC gamers had shoved down our throats for years hell some of us couldn't even play our games because of it. Hell, they EVEN CHARGED US FOR XBOX LIVE when it first came out. Just no, lol. MS constantly states they support the PC community which they tend to do for like the first year or so and then turn us around to fuck us right in the ass. Frankly, many PC games have a deep seated hatred for MS and it's brought by their own actions. This is coming from a PC gamer that owns the original xbox and the 360 with the halo 1 and 2 collectors edition tin box.

EDIT: Before anyone start running their mouth talking about Sony Fanboy, post me a link to a Sony DRM storefront that I'm forced to download to play a game. Until then, my comment is valid.

iagainsti1201608d ago

So true. Also i always wanted that green OG Xbox. I also remember the Xbox 360 costing more to run that the fat PS3. I had the 360 first and spent close to $800+ on the console. WiFi adapter, wireless controller, Play and Charge Kit, Hard drives, and Xbox live. Although i preferred the Xbox at the time I also played a lot of PC games back then. I was lucky the have 2 gaming PC's growing up. One was a AMD k6-2 with a Voodoo 3. The Other was a Pentium 4 3.02Ghz with HT, ATI 9800 pro 128MB, Creative labs Audigy 2, and 1GB of Rambus memory. That was a kick ass system I could Run Halflife 2 Max settings at 1200x1600 with Anti-aliasing at 2x.

Goro1608d ago

These are just hardcore PC gamers, i'm sure they would have booed if it was PS4 as well.