Here are some of Microsoft's greatest quotes. Not as many as Sony but still some to read through.
"You dont need HDMI. Our system is fully futureproof" - Microsoft
didn't know microsoft was a living entity that can talk on its own.
"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1200 bucks for it." Sony Gimme the CAASSSHHHH!!!!!......
Wrong discussion, buddy. But it's ok...we understand.
Erm. you DON'T need hdmi. Its nice, its better, but it isn't absolutely essential. I don't know a whole lot of people spending over $2000 (really its more like $3000) on a TV where you would see the visual difference between component and HDMI. The native resolution of the 360 is 720p (ok yeah, a FEW games do true 1080p without the scaler). Why would you HAVE to have hdmi? It would have been nice if they included HDMI 1.3 (the elite doens't do hdmi 1.3 keep in mind) so you could get Dolby TrueHD with the HD-DVD add-on. If it wasn't for that I would get the hd-dvd drive.
Hmm. I got some people who disagree. Maybe there is more to the HDMI issue. But seriously...can someone tell me why HDMI is essential? It seems to me like component would be ESSENTIAL and HDMI would just be nice to have. Can anyone point me to any comparisons that show the difference between HDMI and Component 1080p? I did a quick google search and I actually found some people that suggest component actually has better colors than HDMI/DVI and on consumer devices its a moot point. In fact it seems like the big push for HDMI is mostly because the big companies want the HDCP DRM. That and again the only way to get Dolby TrueHD is with hdmi which is a moot point with the 360. So really, how can you possibly disagree with the statement that you don't NEED hdmi?
Well, what did you expect? they need to justify why they paid $600 for on a PS3 when they could have brought a 360 + Wii. They probably don't even own a HD TV, let alone HDMI cables.
Sony wins this quote war, sorry.
Real time weapon change.
both are same sh*t to me.. unless you are ....
"Ya know, things break" -Peter Moore on the subject of system failures That's just brilliant. I'm surprised there isn't anything on BC.
"Microsoft is dedicated to solving all hardware failures, but we will never openly discuss the reason behind the failure rate." Just kidding again.
"You'll never need more than 32MB of CACHE" MS - 1994 FordGT - A quote is a quote.
All the companies back in the day said that kind of stuff.
Yeah Sony was way more funny
Nice of you to stay on topic, does it really hurt you that MS screws up too? Both companies are arrogant and full of themselves! Some really funny stuff coming for the back-pedaling company, thanks for the article/blog, whatever! @mp
Um it is on topic actually as both stories are posted the same day...Sony's quotes were funnier, Microsoft messes up yes, I admit that all the time, Sony's quotes are still funnier, sorry. Read my profile I bash Microsoft all the time, they piss me off alot
I own a 6.1 YAMAHA AV Receiver with a Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III set up, this is what the averge consumer has. Not buying the HD-DVD player for the 360 because of the lack of 1.3 HDMI isnt what average people care about. More power to you. Coming in here trying to justify what Sony has said trying to pin MS's quotes as in the same boat is ridiculous to me, HDMI is still not needed Sony win hands down and the most extream comment Sony made are not even listed in this news post. (360 is 1.5, MS's shooting for the moon as we're shooting for the Sun, PS3 launch titles will be untouchable durring the 360's entire life span, SKu's will be confusing to consumers, online is not what gamers want?. It goes on and on get the hell out of here and stop trying to justify Sonys BULLSHIT with a twist of one comment MS made which isn't what they meant. lol * PS3 is 3X more powerful... * The Xbox 360 is a Xbox 1.5... * We're shooting for the Sun while MS is shooting for the Moon(is it practical to go to the Sun?) * PS3 launch tittles will be untouchable and the 360 will never be able to match the PS3 launch titles its entire life cycle. * Online gaming isn't what gamers want * Different SKu's will just confuse consumers * All games will do 1080p at 120 fps * PSN will match XBL from day one * Rumble is last generation on and on Sony wins hands down #8.1 MS isn't marketing the 360 with BULLSHIT if they are responding with BS then thats something that not hurting the Xbox and something that only news junkies know, Sony's BS has made it to the streets and is doing great harm to the PS3 Million waiting thinking PS3 was going to be some console that plays movies quality games and were let down by the truth after the first launch all the other BS has hurt them too by adding to what i mentioned above. #13 people are buying HD-DVD matter of fact the players outsell Blu-ray players so its only common sense Studios will look at that as a major resource its only a matter of time. Choice meaning in giving consumers choice if they wan't HD player options that MS provides, if they want to invest in HD adding cost they might not want to pay for not being able to use it or choose not to use it, do you understand?!. Thats the weakest point yet posting that piece of a guy bugging Peter about something he thinks MS should do and tring to trap MS.
I think you should stop justify microsoft bullshit as well. Don't ask people if yourself can't do it.
"Ya know, things break" -Peter Moore on the subject of system failures Most pathetic quote of them all. The second most: "You dont need HDMI. Our system is fully futureproof" - Microsoft
And yet they added it...not complaining i have one its just damn.
Were's Nintendo's quotes? lol.
Meh, I see what is going on. But really how are these news4gamers?
This link shows an article where Peter Moore made a complete ass of himself while being interviewed by EGM on HD formats http://www.n4g.com/industry... Preview- EGM: "in regards to HD-DVD as an optinal add-on, you said in the past, "We're not forcing movie technology on game players, but instead are letting them choose how to personalize their experiences." If this is true, why not sell a Blu-ray player as well?" Peter Moore: "Well, because...when we look at HD-DVD, we're looking at a superior format." EGM: "Why not give customers the choice, though?" Peter Moore: "Because the consumer's choosing HD-DVD." [Laughs all around] EGM: "Does that mean you wouldn't include a built-in HD-DVD player in future iterations of the Xbox 360?" Peter Moore: "No, no, it's about choice. If they're fortunate enough to be the small minority right now that have the equipment to take advantage of the new generation of high-definition movie playback, then at their choice they can buy an HD-DVD player for $199."
i was looking for that hilarious quote. Cheers.
"Ya know, things break" Has MS ever released a product that didn't break alot and need constant updates?
"You dont need HDMI. Our system is fully futureproof" bwaaaahh, then they add it later. And futureproof? The 360 has last gen tech as is. too funny....
So does the PS3... Unless you are in Europe where they took the main piece of last-gen out of it... But there is still last gen stuff in that too...
That "Things Break: quote was the most disturbing since they are dismissing a big problem and blaming it on a careless minority (Which is NOT right). Not as funny as Sony quotes article but overally good.
"blaming it on a careless minority " Ok, we're talking about MS quotes. show me the one where they ever BLAMED "careless" users for the problems. He said it is a vocal minority that bring up the issue. But I've certaintly never seen them point a finger at, what they allegedly called, careless owners.
"Ya know, things break" -Peter Moore on the subject of system failures ***Yup. A LOT. Along those lines, comes this: "I would go back and say the vast majority of people love their experience. We continue to go back and address all of these issues on a case by case basis. There is a vocal minority out there. We go off and try to address their issues as quickly and as pain free as possible." -Todd Holmdahl on the question of system failure ***Pretty big vocal "minority."*** "I know it sounds expensive to a lot of consumers but we are comparable to those types of drives and also we have to go through a lot more testing and security." -Aaron Greenberg on the subject of hard drive pricing. ***Sorry, but one of the VERY few things I envy about PS3 owners is their ability to change HDs w/o resorting to expensive proprietary drives.*** "You dont need HDMI. Our system is fully futureproof" - Microsoft ***Truthfully, you don't NEED HDMI. Component does a nice enough job. But if your TV supports HDMI, it's a definite plus. But there's plenty of irony in that statement.*** OK, MS fanboys, just so you know, I've done the same thing with the Sony quotes.
"You dont need HDMI. Our system is fully futureproof" - Microsoft ***Truthfully, you don't NEED HDMI. Component does a nice enough job. But if your TV supports HDMI, it's a definite plus. But there's plenty of irony in that statement.*** Irony? How do you figure? HDMI is at version 1.3 with only SOME features possible in 1.3. Component hasn't undergone any changes. Component is component. HDMI has several revisions. Sounds like sticking with component is future proof to me. Unless someone can truly provide some evidence that component is going to disappear anytime soon. I don't see the push for HDCP being big enough to make tv manufacturers drop component because of lack of DRM. "I know it sounds expensive to a lot of consumers but we are comparable to those types of drives and also we have to go through a lot more testing and security." -Aaron Greenberg on the subject of hard drive pricing. ***Sorry, but one of the VERY few things I envy about PS3 owners is their ability to change HDs w/o resorting to expensive proprietary drives.*** It is no lie that the hard drive is EXTREMELY overpriced. a WD 120gig laptop drive is $80 on newegg. So as far as price is concerned, MS is pulling some MAJOR BS moves there. BUT the fact that the hard drive can't be freely swapped with ANY drive is a NECESSARY evil. In order to entice studios to allow their movies on XBL you have to convince them that the DRM protection is strong enough so that people can't just go in there and copy the movies off the 360 hard drive. And the hardwired hard drives are just part of the whole DRM. Frankly, I like the fact that the 360 is so damn hard to hack (and each component of the whole system is a part of it). I really don't feel like dealing with modders on COD3 or Halo 3, etc. "I would go back and say the vast majority of people love their experience. We continue to go back and address all of these issues on a case by case basis. There is a vocal minority out there. We go off and try to address their issues as quickly and as pain free as possible." -Todd Holmdahl on the question of system failure ***Pretty big vocal "minority."*** Ok so are you trying to convince me that out of 9,000,000+ units sold... there are over 4,500,000 with hardware issues? I gather thats what you are saying because of your use of quotes around "minority." Implies that you don't believe it really is the minority of people out there with hardware issues. If not, then what ARE you trying to say?