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Microsoft is in a make-or-break situation with the Xbox One, but is relentless to win

Microsoft entered the console war in November of 2001 with the original Xbox, it launched a full year after Sony’s PlayStation 2, which was already a blockbuster success. Although Microsoft’s original Xbox failed to make a dent in the PlayStation 2’s sales, it introduced online gaming with Xbox Live, and with Microsoft’s Halo series, it made first person shooters into something of a phenomena in the console space. Hard-core gamers saw the massive potential and game changing features that Microsoft introduced to the console, and they knew Microsoft would eventually be a force to be reckoned with.

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JBSleek1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

Couldn't agree more with an article like this. If fall 2014 shows us anything about MS it is that they have a clear vision. They will being great innovative games to millions of fans.

What MS is doing here is truly remarkable and can only get better. You simply can't compare this exclusive to any other platform besides PC. But on console they simply outrank the competition.

Great, world class hardware that gives developers the tools to make great games. Great API which will be updated to DX12.

Phenomenal services such as Xbox Live, Games with Gold, and Deals with Gold provide gamers with great value for their gaming needs.

Relentless monthly updates to ensure the Xbox One stays up to date with feedback from the community to improve on what gamers want most.

MS may not end this generation number one in sales but it will capture the hearts of tens of millions with great experiences only on Xbox One.

"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It will beat you to your knees if you let it. Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!"

DanielGearSolid1523d ago

OMG dude, is this a press release or a comment?

guitarded771522d ago

I'm scared if he does this without getting paid.

On Topic: MS has done a 180 since the announcement of XBOX One. I'm glad they saw that us gamers aren't sheep for the slaughter. I just hope they keep it up. Once they get a Gears game close to launch, I'll probably get an XBOX One.

TFJWM1522d ago (Edited 1522d ago )

A few quick edits and his post most makes alot more sense....

If 2014 shows us anything about Sony it is that they have a clear vision. They will bring great innovative games to 10+ millions of fans.

What Sony is doing here is truly remarkable and can only get better. You simply can't compare this exclusive to any other platform besides PC. But on console they simply outrank the competition.

Great, world class hardware that gives developers the tools to make great games. Great API which will be updated to equal or surpass DX12.

Phenomenal services such as PSN, PS+, PS Now, and weekly sales provide gamers with great value for their gaming needs.

Quarterly updates to ensure the PS4 stays up to date with feedback from the community to improve on what gamers want most.

Sony will end this generation number one in sales and it will capture the hearts of tens of millions with great experiences only on Playstation.

"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It will beat you to your knees if you let it. Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!"

RytGear1522d ago

He's right and unbelievably this is coming from Richard Dawkins...

bicfitness1522d ago

Past-tense, I'd say. The becoming is complete. Its embarrassing when people lose the ability to think outside of what PR force-feeds into our mental diet. Spending hours a day on this nonsense, no less. What's frightening is that these people aren't even plants, or faking it for lols. They are actually that devoted to brands. False idolatry at the altar of Commerce. What a mess.

user74029311522d ago

he is the enemy of reason !

RichardDawkins1522d ago

@RytGear

Surely Ken Ham or Frank Turek or Wendy Wright are more obnoxious than I.

Ihatetrolls761522d ago

About as obnoxious as all the sony trolls that spew hate towards ms and the xbox system and it's fans?

guitarded771522d ago

@Ihatetrolls76

How is it that they're "fanboys" when they're not on your side of the fence, and "fans" when they are? Your user name is the definition of irony.

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stuna11522d ago (Edited 1522d ago )

To put it lightly, if they had a clear vision the Xbox1 that Microsoft announced in May of 2013, would be the exact same Xbox1 that is sitting on store shelves todays! I don't know if it was Microsofts messaging that lead to the ultimate demise of what Microsoft originally intended the Xbox1 to be or, it was a leap too far into the future of what gamers wanted it to be? Either way it's definitely not what's on store shelves today.

I really don't know if the changes that were made was a good call or not!

redwin1522d ago

I play league of legends and it has to be connected to the net so I can play with others, but when MS comes with a console that shares games and wants to go all digital, we destroy it. But it also seems to me that it is all too coimsisental that the Xbox goes all digital, apps, network, powerful machine and at the nick of time, Sony changes to a sddr5, making it a bit stronger than the box. The machines are too close and the changes too coincidental . Mmmmmm, if it happens to me and my business I would say it's ...... Mmmmm. Corprored espionage ? But this never happens in life only in the movies.

Spotie1522d ago

Redwin, you don't know what the hell you're talking about.

If you're playing an online-only game, then you obviously need to be online all the time. That's the type of game LoL is. But not every game has an online component; why should a jrpg need an online connection? Why should the campaign for any fps require you to be online if you're playing by yourself?

Furthermore, is GDDR5, not sddr5. That doesn't exist. And even had they decided to stick with 4GB, it still would have been more capable as far as games are concerned, because the RAM in the PS4 is better for games. Besides, none of the internet-related stuff Microsoft talked about is even ready, and not one of those things is something Sony can't do; not to mention, what type of digital-only console were they planning with a hard drive you can't replace without voiding the warranty?

The stuff you talk about didn't happen in real life OR movies. No, "corprored" espionage only happens in the minds of delusional fanboys like you.

press-start1522d ago

JBSleek

lol why do you allways sound like you work for the xbox PR deprtment.

you xbox fans are delusional this gen its SAD and funny at the same time but hey you have to convince youslef that you made the right choice RIGHT!

JBSleek1522d ago

The fact that people take me seriously is even more crazy.

MelvinTheGreat1522d ago

See why do the sony fanboys always go and make personal attacks by calling xbox fanboys delusional?

pompombrum1522d ago

Sorry JBSleek but I don't think many people on here can actually take your wall of PR texts seriously. I mean you make some good points and I agree with what you're getting at but you word them like you're up on stage at E3 addressing the media.

S2Killinit1522d ago

Totally agree about the delusional part as it relates to the games line ups.

Ihatetrolls761522d ago

Just as sad as sony fans bashing ms fans and if I remember correctly sony fell flat on there rears when ps3 launched and the ps2 was completely over priced to what the original xbox offered and there was a true 50% power difference between those two systems

SilentNegotiator1522d ago

http://n4g.com/news/1553457...

No one takes your ridiculous wannabe PR posts "seriously"

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Lawboy21522d ago

Well said...and ignore the haters....

torchic1522d ago

I remember when this guy had the audacity to claim he wasn't an Xbox fanboy ahahaha

S2Killinit1522d ago

Lol bro at least give credit to the person whose comment your using. Plagarizing is not nice.

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S2Killinit1522d ago

lol thanks for the advice. But I specifically remember the part about getting hit and moving forward. Word by word. Just saying. I wasn't being serious though but im pretty sure its a famous comment.

bennyace1522d ago (Edited 1522d ago )

It's from Rocky Balboa (the 6th one)...
here's the link, it's about at 1:40...
https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Don't take credit if it's not yours!

SpinalRemains1381522d ago

You are certifiably nuts, you know that?

How in the hell can you equate a company who's altered their mission more times than I can count, and done more 180 reversals in the last 5 months, in order to save face, as 'Having a Clear Vision'?

They have no vision at all!

Their initial vision was akin to urinating on gamers while proclaiming stormy weather, followed by Clouds and Sauce.

They reversed their Kinect stance and their DRM stance due to backlash, and fired those who created that route.

They are currently in limbo due to the initial visions stain.

That is hardly a company I would credit with 'having clear vision'. Damage control being a priority and saving face is much more fitting.

frostypants1522d ago (Edited 1522d ago )

Hey everyone, MorePowerOfGreen got a new account!

Edit: Or rather, MorePowerOfGreen went back to his old account.

mogwaii1522d ago

This literally made me nauseous, what kind of sycophantic drivel is this?!...Im gonna hurl.

omegaheat1522d ago (Edited 1522d ago )

Dude, I read your comment and no where did I read anything that insulted anyone on here. I used to come to this site in hopes of finding out new information about new games or highly anticipated games for my console of choice. Now all the articles are just a bunch of dumbass journalism full of flame bait topics that were more than likely submitted by the authors themselves to get hits on their websites. This shit is getting ridiculous. What's the point of even having an Xbox One zone and a PS4 zone if all of the Playstation fans spend most of their time in the Xbox One articles. This is not a gaming site anymore, it's Fox News. The only way to slow this shit down is for every Xbox fan to leave this fucking site. If the hits get low enough, the moderators will put an end to all of this bashing and no longer approve direct biased articles that only has one agenda to cater to the anger and childish fanboy that will click any source that has a pitchfork tone in its headline. By the way PS4 fanboys, why the fuck do you care what system someone chooses to purchase. Get the fuck over it.

MysticStrummer1522d ago

Opinions presented as facts.

Standard work from JBSleek.

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Ballsack1522d ago (Edited 1522d ago )

@Microsoftproductreviews..rele ntless is right..

They're fired mattrick

Blown one of the biggest marketing budgets on titanfall

Unofficial price drops

New kinectless sku now same price as the competition and still getting outsold

Apps no longer behind a paywall

Copied sonys free games every month

None of that has worked and are now getting outsold by the wii u!!! relentless all the same though

mixolydian_id1522d ago

Fired Mattrick...check

Titanfall selling 3 million since March... check

Destiny big marketing budget? .... check.

Price drops are a good thing... check

Kinectless SKU same price as competition... adds more value to the full system
(considering a 30$ differentiation)

Apps no longer behind a paywall... check

Matched their own free games program to Sony's, due to customer satisfaction.
I preferred the original program... those games are mine for life.

Dedicated servers provided to developers.... check

Sony's initial copy of Xbox Live, now has a price tag... check

Wii U sales taken over by PS4... check

*months later* Wii U sales taken over by the XB1.... unchecked

These changes seem to be swaying peoples opinions.

Ballsack1522d ago (Edited 1522d ago )

Noticed you didnt check the 'still getting outsold by ps4' part

Pick and choose pick and choose tut tut..its called blinded fanboyism

VonSchtook1522d ago (Edited 1522d ago )

@Ballsack
He did say Wii U sales taken over by PS4... check, and Wii U sales taken over by the XB1.... unchecked, which implies that ps4 is currently outselling XB1.

frostypants1522d ago

"Price drops are a good thing... check"

Good for consumers, but a bad sign for the business when it's a result of panic.

uth111522d ago

Gaming is more important to Sony's bottom line than MS's
They act accordingly

MrOlympia741522d ago

How does JB sleek have 37 disagrees? What was so bad about what he said. PlayStation fanboys are so delusional that I feel sorry for them. They have a brain of a 10 year old child sometimes, and just see the world one way, its sad.
One day when Sony goes out of Business (which they will) you'll all realize just how lucky Sony is with the sales their getting. Microsoft messed up, and that's the only reason Sony is on top now.
If it was the other way around they would already be preparing to sell of the division just like the rest of the companies parts. Sony got lucky, but I can bet that they will still get obliterated in the US. They're only slightly ahead now which means nothing. Most Xbox 360 users haven't upgraded yet.

press-start1522d ago

MrOlympia74

"How does JB sleek have 37 disagrees? What was so bad about what he said"

Besides sounding like a PR SPOKESMAN for Microsoft nothing people just disagree about what he said SIMPLE.

“PlayStation fanboys are so delusional that I feel sorry for them"

lool YES both sides have fanboys but this Gen its xbox fanboys that are the most delusional by far i mean your proof of that just read your comment it reeks with delusion for example

"One day when Sony goes out of Business (which they will) you'll all realize just how lucky Sony is with the sales their getting. Microsoft messed up, and that's the only reason Sony is on top now."

Sony might of got lucky with the PS4 doe i would argue that they just executed their plan much better then Microsoft.
The fact that you think Sony would be preparing to sell of the PlayStation division if the shoe was on the other foot(which it was PS3)tells me you’re a Troll fanboy because after all the [email protected] Sony went through with PS3 and didn’t abandon it in fact supported it better then Microsoft.

I didn’t even own a ps3 last gen and I could see Sony was supporting the ps3 better then Microsoft with software.
SONY didn’t lose last gen as well yes in America but the world don’t revolve around the u.s worldwide Sony won in terms of sales or are even.

"Sony got lucky, but I can bet that they will still get obliterated in the US. They're only slightly ahead now which means nothing."

Again the world don’t revolve around the U.S yh they might catch up in sales or by some miracle when all the plants align might obliterate the PS4 but worldwide Xbox has lost, U.S and U.K is their only hope of being on par or past PS4 in sales but even then WORLDWIDE is the most important and PS4 is the clear choice this gen.

"Most Xbox 360 users haven't upgraded yet."

True but the same can be said for ps3 plus there’s a lot of xbox360 players converting to PS4 am one of them plus a bunch of my friends and i am sure I’m not the only one.

MysticStrummer1522d ago

He's getting disagrees because more than a few things he said were opinions but he presented them as facts.

SideNote1522d ago

Off topic, why does no one question the fact ps4 owners now having to pay to play online, have really no online games play. Almost every xbox game is online play, if i had a ps4, id feel ripped off.

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