MCV: Live is streets ahead of rivals' services following social media additions, says company
is GAMES, the online is a secondary weapon. Kudos to live but if MS think online services matter MORE than games then they're up for disappointment
Thank good Sony's killer weapon is their line up of exclusive tittles, i really hate how much the media has deviated from the video game part of the video game industry. Sony had to learn this the hard way by releasing a console with no killer App but just look how far they are now, having the highest rated games for 2 years running and as things stand 2day they have the most anticipated games 2010, It looks to be a great time to be a PS3 gamer. Once Microsoft sees that gamers care more about playing actual games than exclusive DLC & live than they will start making games again, Live is great and everything but where is that tittle that makes my 360 stand out from the rest, that game i can only play in my 360, not my PS3 or my PC but unique to my 360? friendly question, How many studios does MGS(Microsoft Gaming Studios) actually have? hey once MS start to come back to the video game section of the video game industry we might actually see a great war were both Sony and MS are force make killer exclusive. just like the SNES and Genesis war force Nintendo and Sega my favorite games of my childhood.
One company takes games seriously, the other doesn't, simple as that and I didn't know I could play the internet.
It's funny how people are suddenly bashing MS for not caring about games when it was Sony that launched with everything BUT good games this gen. This drama about companies not caring about games is ridiculous. Both companies understand their market. What do you think DLC is? GAMES. What do you think LIVE enhances? ONLINE GAMING. So let's stop pointing the finger. LIVE is MS's greatest tool in TODAY's gaming world where online gaming is vivid with things like Machinima, gamebattles, etc. Yes, Sony has come a long way but they were always destined to do so. The PS3 launch was terrible (compared to 360 and PS2) but Sony KNEW they had a killer lineup of exclusives. Sony's killer weapon is indeed their relationships with their internal studios, but there is only so much you can rely on internally for profit. It's the third party devs that give you the free $ bills as they support themselves to build themselves up. And Sony lost a lot in terms of 3rd party. Final Fantasy, Tekken, Assassin's Creed, etc. are all examples of games that have decided to go multiplatform. Sony has their devs, MS has LIVE. We all know their exclusives rock, but there is more that defines them. LIVE defines the Xbox. Internal Studios see to best describe Sony. BOTH have exclusive games, so lets not act as if MS is somehow deprived of killer games themselves.
PS3's killer app are its games. Check out this vid FUNNY!!
Omg funniest video I have seen since I can remember.
It is an obvious fake dub but it is rich! The host looks like he is about to piss himself laughing haha
I'll take exclusive games over a Live-like online service any day of the week. People are quite spoiled now, I mean PSN is 1000x better than what it was 3 years ago, whereas XBL is like 10x better. PSN is catching up fast, XBL better do something other than Facebook/twitter or else they'll get railroaded pretty soon.
Yes, yes, and yes. You are correct.
Funny how ps3 fangirls talk about exclusive when the ps3 almost not but flops. only real game they have is uncharted and even that is midcore. The 360 has Halo Gears Forza Fable Mass Effect Kameo and the list goes on and on. Only reason to buy a ps3 is if you really want a piss poor blu ray player. As for the psn catching up to XBL it will never happen cause sony has to wait for xbl to add new feature before they have any clue what to add to the psn
Man, glad Microsoft had the foresight to get facebook and twitter out there ahead of Sony. Sony really screwed the pooch by giving people who want to use 99% of the Web services out there a built-in browser. And, because for many people here, it's necessary to actually claim it: yes, that's sarcasm. P.S. Yeah, Sony's attempt at integrating facebook isn't all that great either.
yea, i saw the original version quite some time ago...but that one was much funnier
you are the master for finding that. And the people who recorded that are funnier than you but honestly that is the funniest thing I've seen here ever. I usually don't bubble up people but you deserve your own bubble machine for that link :)
MS, you disappoint me.
Looks who's talking about fangirls "We havez thiz bla bla bla Haloz bla bla bla Haloz bla bla bla Haloz and bla bla bla Gearz" Is funny to think a game is a flop just beacuse is not sell like... OMG teh salez What is the benefit if a game sell a sh*tload, you only buy one, support the game that deserves it, not the most f*cking hyped game ever "but...but...but...iz betterz becauze sellz more" lol kid, wake up!!!!
I knew that you're a troll but I didn't know that you're a helpless one at that! thanks for the trolling but you add nothing to the table beside troll bait!
Live eh?? Its all they got left to say really and they never stop bringing it up yet its not the great power it once was. They have to say its the best out their though they cannot in no way say it on par with Sony otherwise nobody would pay simple as. Soon as they admit Sony are catching up they have lost subscribers.
Xbox Facebook fans need to realize that Sony has technically had this feature since day 1: THE WEB BROWSER. The 3.1 update added facebook auto-update for gaming activity. If you want to browse and post on facebook, use the web browser. Same goes for all the other social shiat like youtube, twitter, etc. Microsoft plays the same card everytime. They add an 'exclusive' feature, that's only exclusive in that its built in as a proprietary app. Then it tells you that no other system has it, which, as you see is bullshizz, and the xbox fans buy it up like empty calories.
Its killer weapon was a dud...
K well, have fun with Live, your "killer weapon" I will be playing GAMES
So where is home for XBL? guess we will be seeing something along those lines in the coming weeks then....
I believe that micro had said that it was "light years" ahead of anyone else's online offerings. Now they are only streets ahead? At least they are finally telling the truth.
More like ... streets in Legoland.
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I don't get it hailing a service that they charge for where the competition gives it to you for free. Ms has got to be the most retarded company ever.
you sad pathetic wannabe's, this is why everyone and the media is really starting to hate on sony fans even more thasn usual. Douches like you.
Well then, rather than attack the attackers, actually try to DEFEND your system, felicity. Or can you? I find it amusing that we get the tired old "PS3 is only for Blu-Ray" crap (yes, even now there are fools saying that) while the system for "hardcore gamers" (yes, they're still saying that too!) is flaunting it's 'social media additions' as a major strength.
we made some thing that is free into something you have to pay for we yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh ms .............................. ............................... ............................... ........... buy the why you owe me 10 bucks for this lol thay have lost it
MY KILLER WEAPON: http://www.freedigitalphoto... Its better than yours MS!
God of War 3 will be PS3s killer app. Watch how when that turns sony's sales up 300% how the mediaa says "PS3 sneaks ahead of XBox in console sales!" its not "sneaking" if you are the most wanted gaming system. Since late 2007 everyones wanted a PS3 but couldn't afford it. Now that its affordable everyone and their mother wants one. Literally...my friends mother has one, shes rediculous at BlazBlue.
wtf microsoft? both wii and ps3 have internet browsers that you use for free! the 360s versions of twitter, facebook and last FM are sh!t
Online services is the future. And xbox live is way ahead in that game. Only thing about MS is they have a habit of complacency like with Windows if they get too far ahead. For that reason, I hope sony can pick it up a bit, and Nintendo can get their head out of there asses. Keep pushing MS to find something new. Of course Apple could always enter the fray, they have some killer online services as well. And could probably put out something on par with xbox live if they so choose.
Had Microsoft not rushed the console & had people re buy a 360 before the billion dollar warranty in place. Ps3 would have outsold it in every category. Since ps3 released xboxlive has lost 30 million gamers. It's no wonder xbox360 has stopped selling & why only fanboys & American media are interested in xboxlive.
Or maybe it has something to do with a price drop and the new slim? No, must not be that at all. The months after the holiday season will be the true test.
havnt seen beta bots around here for a while,must be on vacation protesting outside M$ headquarters about PSN bieng the Superior online. EDIT: woops NVM,they must of kicked Jack who out of the protest pile haha. so when all else fails... bots troll away N4G style.
bu bu bu psn was free
'slap slap slap' wake up baboon, it's still 0$ and no dorky ads all over the "experience" lol
Great games, bluray, free online with dedicated servers. Home is the only social app Sony gives for free. It's a bonus allowing trophy info on facebook & it's wonderful to have a free Internet browser. Looks like Microsoft is losing more customers by the second to PSN. Microsoft should go back to paying journalist to advertise xboxlive. Although, it's impossible to plug the leak of customers.
no sh!t, sony & nintendo must be scared sh!tless BWAAAAAAAA HA HA HA HA! ok, where were we? oh yeah: PSN is free
With xbox360 launching 1st & gaining only 10 millions customers with no competition from the wii or ps3 it's obvious Microsoft has lost millions of customers. Only the ps3 has outsold the nintendo wii once & is outselling the xbox360 in north America. There is no way Microsoft is happy about losing 30 million customers to psn. Microsofts job is to keep people playing & paying for xboxlive & they are failing to bring new customers. They have customers who are out of warranty re buy a 360. That's it & npd is proof of that. Fanboys & gaming sites can hollar xbox live is the best but when ps3 outsells xbox360 no one is listening. Can you blame them? Journalist have been turned into jokes & no one takes them seriously. The profession is not something young people want to do anymore because there's no money in it & the personality of these professionals are lame, geeky, kinda ghay, cynical & don't know how to dress. Fact: xbox360 has lost marketshare to Sony & nintendo & that hurts. Ps2 still sells today. Psp still sells like a new console launch. Wii & ds are great for children. The 360 has been losing on thier home turf. Microsoft needs a new console after 2010 to keep up or be discontinued like the original xbox.
They started something in the console market that has brought so much to console gaming. With that said though, I don't think they are as far ahead of the PSN as they might think. LIVE is now 7 years old and PSN just 3, but online gaming on PSN is of a high standard (in my experience), the game content available is great, we've got a video store that is expanding to new territories now and a other services for each country with more on the way. I'm sorry but I don't find giving people access to things like facebook and twitter to be all that innovative....the Zune streaming service looks pretty good, especially if it performs as MS have promised. If MS really want to strike a major blow to PSN what they'd do is make online gaming free and charge an entry fee for the other features they've tacked onto the gold subscription, that would be a huge move for MS imo.
"We knew that the hardware component was important, but really wasn’t the vital thing.” No news here people, move along.
Lol, good find. That's messed up. How could you not care about that?
I think that statement was an allusion to the last generation where Microsoft had really good hardware but not a lot of software. This gen they tried to turn it around, but there's a lot of room for improvement. The hardware is failing and the software releases are infrequent with big gaps in years like 2009.
Before the pricecut ps3 was still outselling the xbox360 around the entire world. Fanboys, the media & stock holders heavily relied on the 10 million customers from a years headstart. Remember what npd prooved? That even before the slim the ps3 was stealing customers away & very close even with a futile xbox360 price cut. Ps3 gamers & smart observant people realized xbox360 was crawling to a slow death in the marketplace. Popular opinion is easy to manipulate if your brain dead. Most people can't think for themselves & the media knows that. That's why you have reviews with scores. Xboxlive is a giant advertisement you pay for. Mix both advertisement & editor together & you have bias reporting. It's just that simple. Everynight at the end of online gaming a ps3 gamer & a xbox360 gamer do the same thing. They turn the system off. Except the xbox360 is still on the meter & is also a ticking timebomb.
so they don't have any games to compete with, so now their "killer weapon" is online services? Whats next? "Our avatars >>>>> better than others!! PS3 DOESN'T EVEN HAVE THEM! THEY HAVE 2D IMAGES!! LAME".... sad PR crap
LIVE? As in Xbox Live? A simple pathetically broken online service is their killer weapon? They are joking right?
Stop Laughing :)
right, so if I want to play facebook, I buy a 360... if i want to play kick arse games i stick with my ps3... Bad PR is bad
Live, I mean I understand now why they pay $50 a year.
That "killer weapon,deal,app,service". .......is what again exactly?
If Live is Microsoft's "Killer Weapon", that's pretty weak. It's like defending your fortress with a cardboard fence.
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