The Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has described the never-ending ‘console war’ – hotly debated in online forums and social networks – as ‘distasteful’.
'Distasteful' is putting it lightly, one might say petty, embarassing or even pathetic
That's pretty ironic TheGreatGamer considering the way your behavior has been in the past and the fact you only have two bubbles on this site. Anyways, I can't say I am impressed at all with what Phil Spencer is saying, considering he allows Aaron Greenberg to embarrass the Xbox division with his immature comments and jabs to the competition that only fuel the console wars. He works very closely with him yet he is fine with Aaron Greenberg continuing to be as tasteless as he was during the Xbox's prime last gen
I own both consoles and just a few months back had 7 bubbles. I had ps4 since launch and picked up an XB1 january this year. I found I was really enjoying it so this meant i started posting positive XB1 comments which 90% of the time got furiously downvoted yet when i posted positive ps4 comments they get quite a staggering amount of agrees > disagrees. This is why I find myself with 2 bubbles
Greenburg and Adam Boyes are cut from the same mold imo... I find both to be rather repugnant.
"Aaron Greenberg to embarrass the Xbox division with his immature comments and jabs to the competition that only fuel the console wars." Sure but Sony's been jabbing at Xbox more than MS has at PlayStation. Sony jabbed at Kinect, Jabbed Forza with Drive Club and even jabbed at EA as well with EA access. Yeah MS jabbed but Sony started it first.
@AngeliclceDiamond It doesn't matter. Both company do what they do. They do that because competition of course. Who do first ? It's depend on them.
Aaron greenbergs new job responsibility should be not to talk or post messages. Guy says the most idiotic things and is complete opposite of phils vision. Sony played the role of troll at e3 during their launch announcement Both sides has had their roles in all this.
Well I guess the sky isn't blue anymore right? According to the disagrees. That's fine because your not disagreeing with me, you're disagreeing within yourselves at this I brought the facts and the truth. Depends on how you guys take it and clearly, and I MEAN CLEARLY nobody can take the truth at all, emotionally attached fanboys are funny. Anyway you guys See No Evil right? nah, just on one side, despite there both jabbed at each other. People on this site need some serious help, get a therapist talk to somebody do something because the denial is scary its creepy like at this point like are ppl human or machines on here?
@Great Nobody loses bubbles for posting positive comments about Xbox here. Its when those positive comments troll the competition is when they do. If you believe that your loss of bubbles was unjust just communicate that to a mod and they will fix your situation. Moderators on this site are actually quite good and they don't mind if you communicate with them. I've talked to them many times in the past and they always have been helpful to me.
@abash Considering Aaron greenberg is a grown man, it'll be hard for Phil to control what come out of his mouth. He control the company not the people.
Every single one of you fanboys are pathetic. Take a moment to objectively examine your own behavior, and the behavior of other fanboys. You are behaving like children to put it bluntly. Grow up. I cant tell you when, but I can tell you that at some point in your life you will reflect on this behavior and see how childishly ridiculous it is.
Agreed, we're in an age where we have three great consoles all pushing each other to do better, that kind of competition is healthy and will only help improve games. Arguing about who's the best on the other hand, does nothing to support the growth of gaming.
We are becoming Sports fans. The only thing that makes us slightly bearable is that we don't get into physical fights like they do.
Thank god this imaginary war with 0 deaths only happens on the internet. Plenty of gamers I know seem okay with the systems they have and stay respectful. Even they go and buy the other console to play with their friends. I just flag/downvote/bubble down/report the a**holes of the Internet and proceed to ignore them and post my comments althought some of them manage to get on my nevers sometimes -__-'
I've got to say that most of the gamers I know are pretty sensible about this but, as with any medium really, there's always a few people who just want to cause an argument for argument's sake. It's fine to someone to think PS4 is better than Xbox One (or vice versa) but is it really necessary to start fighting over it? At the end of the day, they're both consoles that 15 years ago none of us could even dream of. Why can't we just enjoy them?!?!
Well cyanocittacristata, that's people for you...when you can't win a fight in the physical world, you fight in the online world where even if you lose, you get to keep all your teeth.
It's the article headline a bit hyperbolic? Spencer wasn't nearly as vitriolic. Hate is such a sharp word.
Oh I bet he does...
Thats what i was thinking. He probably would be saying something else if his console was ahead.
The sad thing is he'll never admit it, and the fanbase definitely won't admit it. That's why people are saying now let's play nice, but history has already proven that a reverse scenario has already played itself out last generation with the same circumstances. The difference being that the underdog this generation was the one being in a superior and more dominant position. All the topics on the table being discussed or, debated are the exact topics being discussed and debated now.
So crazy Phil would say this now! The question that sits on my mind is iif the roles were reversed, would he still have voiced his distaste for the so called "Console Wars"!? I think not. History has a way of revealing and bringing back memories of events that some would like very hard to forget.
If the roles were reversed, Don Mattricks would of probably never gotten fired.
How dare you mention he who shall not be named.... http://www.reaxxion.com/750... Never forget. Never forgive.
We done something wrong in the past and we can't go back to undo what we have done. We only have to move forward.
"The Console War" has always existed but these days its just used to not just benefit journalists but the entire landscape of gaming. Games, game sales, console sales, marketing, journalists reactions every single thing because it generates $$$. The Console War is a HUGE marketing ploy. With out it ppl wouldn't take into gaming the way they are now because there is no "friction" everything would be happy go lucky. That's why these companies are jabbing and speaking bluntly about the buissness instead of covering up stuff that we clearly know about like how third parties work. We had that figure out since last gen when everyone thought MS was "stealing exclusives form Sony." -Console War Anyway it is distasteful and immature but its literally buissness now but realistically, depending on which side of the spectrum of the "Console War" you can benefit from it, or it could hurt you.
That's the thing. War will always exist. It will never fade away. Like it or not ? You and i will be enemy someday. Now, we better use coexist anyway.
People on here miss the point, whether he's saying that because he's losing or not, the 'console war' is still pathetic and all this bickering needs to stop.
The question is: Will we stop it ? And How long we keep fighting until it over ?
I mean there's nothing wrong with debating why you prefer a certain console if you back that opinion up with evidence. The problem is, a lot of the arguing seems to be along the lines of, 'This guy sucks because he plays the console I don't, let's all hate on him.' Both consoles are great, I grew up playing the Sega Mega Drive and never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that by the time I was 20 I would be playing games like Bloodborne and Halo. Filling up forums with idiotic bickering when we could be talking about great games like those is kinda sad.
I like how you think raggy, but you're the exception. I know you're genuine. Wish I could think like you.
Honestly, I disagree if only because you're asking for people to not be human. It's no more pathetic than the side-taking in anything else people get passionate about. And as long as nobody actually gets hurt, it's harmless enough that there's no reason it SHOULDN'T continue. Now, could these arguments be more civil? Well sure, folks could always refrain from calling each other names and the like. But I don't see why gaming is being singled out for somehow being comprised of more immature individuals than those that take part in anything else. For example, with the rare exception of teams like the Green Bay Packers(owned by the public), there's less at stake for sports fans than gamers(who at least USUALLY own the products they're promoting). Yet there's only a call for people to "grow up" as sports fans when someone gets hurt; outside of that, nobody cares how much trash you talk to one another. Fans of various car companies have bagged on each other for decades(I'll admit I'm quick to insult anything with a blue oval, with a few exceptions). But no one is telling, say, Mopar fans to tone down on the Bowtie insults. Here's the thing: the "battle arena" for gaming is here, on the internet. Everyone- even here in this article- notes how these people don't act the same way in real life. And if that's the case, so be it. Let the console war be the console war, so long as it stays within its confines. No need to meet your coworker in the parking lot for wearing the wrong jersey, driving the wrong car, or supporting the wrong console. But it should be perfectly acceptable to get out of hand in the right setting. Just as a sporting event is the right place for sports fans, so are internet forums like this alright for gamers. Or so they should be, I think. Edit: Who are you? Who the hell are you, moldy? What psychology degree or spy technology enables you to know how much people you call fanboys are or aren't enjoying their hobby? Where are your clinical studies that show these choices are primarily made because of affordability? Maybe someone wouldn't want to play DriveClub or Forza because they aren't interested. Sports fans don't cheer for every other team out there, do they? And that's not because they're limited by anything like money. Why do you try so hard to dictate how others should feel, what they should say? Your obsession with labeling others and giving your own justifications for their actions is unhealthy. It's ridiculous. Frankly, it's not worth anyone's time around here.
think about what it is you are arguing over. the whole basis of being a loyal slave it to limit your access. sports fans get excited about their team but guess what, they are enjoying the sport as a whole. fanboys (i hate that term but it seems appropriate) on the other hand are not enjoying the hobby as much as they should. that is because they spend far too much time trying to validate their purchase and a lot of this behavior actually stems from affordability. why wouldn't someone want to play mario kart, driveclub and forza if they could as opposed to just one or just two of them? a sports fan can still cheer for their team while getting the same enjoyment as the opposing person who may be cheering for the opposing team.
Phil may hate but its perfectly natural people would fight over it. Why do people go to matches to watch their beloved football team beat another?
I actually have friends who are PS4 gamers and I'm an Xbox gamer. Some have both. We are mature enough to know that this console war is complete nonsense. We don't get into arguments over which console we think is better. We play our consoles and we enjoy them. That's the end of it.
I hate it too but unfortunately it will never end.
I completely agree with him, it's pathetic, it's just the same bickering again and again and again. I can't enter a single Sony or Microsoft topic without there already being a ton of comments with fanboys repeating themselves. Just play your damn games and enjoy them, both consoles have their own plus points, we don't need to read your constant bickering about why you think one console is better than the other.
He gets a lot of flack for talking kindly about other consoles, and feels that it should be more about the games and having fun than about who owns what piece of plastic or which one is doing best on the market. I respect him for having the guts to be more about the games than the systems, and that's coming from someone who doesn't own the system or think highly of the fan base. For every idiotic hard-core fan he loses for making nice with the competition, he will gain two new fans for being open-minded and kind. Makin' profits on and off the market.XD There are a LOT of idiots here on N4G that could learn from his example.
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