NowGamer: Microsoft's Xbox 360 giveaway may have been a cute distraction to bedazzle those that received it, but for those not in the audience the message was more than clear...
... But I still wish I was in the audience to get one of these babies for zip.
This conference was pretty lame, but I'm still excited to play the Kinetic-Kinect-GodDamnitwhatev erucallit with my kids... I just hope they bring that Star Wars game to the Move also, seems like it would play better with that kind of controller. But 2 each their own.
I still can't get over that they faked the natal demonstrations with pre-recorded footage. At BOTH of their events. It's absolutely pathetic
Yeah! That was a cheap move. Also, the only time the crowd actually sounded excited was when they said the new 360 "its on us" thing.
People say it was an attempt to buy out the journalists in the audience. But, wouldn't any journalist worth their salt not accept the free device to maintain at least a semblance of integrity? I dunno, I just think it kind of goes both ways in regards to giving and accepting such gifts. At least that's how it works at our company.
You know MS will count those free Xboxes as sold.
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WoW...These guy's hate M$...everything they did was bad...hard to take a site like this serious...never mind the dumb subject material... I wish M$ invited 360 gamers only to there presentation...it pains me that guys just like Nowgamer are gonna get a free 360...Especially one that looks that good... Looking forward to Sony...Nintendo and another Ds...how many have they re-done...5-6...they just keep selling...Nintendo could bottle their farts and people would line up to buy it...Same with Sony for that matter...another PS3 in bound...so they say..half the features...same price but with a game included...danks Sony u da bestest..
Don't think a multiformat site would be overly biased...
'Definitely not a lot from MS for Core Gamers...' Obviously what has happened is people have NO idea what the 360 Core gamers have been playing for the last four years.. Halo Reach..The biggest exclusive franchise in the Xbox history for the 360 'core gamer' Gear of War 3..The second largest exclusive franchise in the 360 history for the 360 'core gamer' Fable 3..The biggest exclusive RPG for the 360 core gamer For the very First time all 3 of those games are being released within 6 Months of each other The 360 'core gamer' w/ the shooter friendly 360 controller and Xbox Live have supported all of the major shooters this gen.. This year the 360 'core gamer' will be in shooter heaven with an unprecedented amount of AAA big budget multi-plat shooters dropping Call of Duty: Black Ops, BulletStorm, Crysis 2, Ghost Recon all will be HUGE title on the 360 The other big 360 fan favorite is Fallout: Vegas.. Plus the indies are dropping some really underrated and cool software The point is 360 'Core' games will be just fine..2010 has already been a great year for the core 360 gamer.. The release of Kinetic is simply NOT going to change that fact On topic..Now Gamer can hate on the Microsft Oprah moment..but that classic move is going down in E3 history.. Evil
omg same old tired franchises....arent u tired of fps? lol
And just like the report says it is to give the journalists a "feel good factor" with the company giving out the gifts. However the report seems to make out that only Microsoft do this. Not so because Apple, HTC, Nokia, Phillips etc have been doing this for years. It's standard, perhaps not in the gaming industry but it will be done by all of them in 2011 and that includes the software companies as well. Microsoft have only brought the practice into E3, not invented the practice. It makes you wonder though, how many gadgets do these people have if the go to every technology convention lol
Sony fankid disagree's with me? Listen kid, it's not big to disagree and run. I was playing games before you were a tadpole swimming around in daddies sack, how you managed to complete the great race is beyond logic. And that is proved by logic being beyond you. One update that N4G left off the website update... being able to see who disagree's and who agree's, that sort of thing could be used to weed out those who abuse the system.
I just disagreed to your first post after seeing this, you sir are what we call a giant jackass! Thank you for reading, goodbye!
So did i coz your actin like a girl man
So what you are saying is that I am wrong? Talk about abusing the system! What I said was right and the only reason the disagree came is because some Playstation kid didn't like the fact I went a tiny bit towards supporting 360.
Love the avatar. What's that Sony fankid's name????
I disagree with you because you are a jackass
I prefer the digg system. choosing agree or disagree is way to vague especially when we are discussing subjects that may have subtle nuances to them as well as shades of grey. Hell I can like someones comment even if I dont agree with them. I also think that if you do choose agree/disagree you should be forced to post. without some rules its just the mob and folks with multiple accounts, you know its crazy when someone states a verifiable fact but gets disagreed all to hell. it can be quite frustrating
No gaming company has done that at E3 in it`s history. So it not that standard. Sometimes it`s NOT fanboys who just spam the disagree button. Some people just stay stupid sh!t and get disagreed with. Right now, that`s you. Don`t take it so personal.
Agreed. Red Dragon your exactly right about the cell phone manufacturers giving away free hardware. However this is completely unheard of in the gaming industry. Has Sega ever done this? No. Nintendo? No. Sony? You get where Im going with this. After seeing just how bad MS's conference was yesterday it just seem like an act of desperation to get in good graces with the media. ...oh and I disagreed with you because your wrong. I would have taken a bubble if I thought you were being a d!ck.
I dont care how terrible a press conference is.You give away free stuff it will even put a smile on hitler's face.
Points won/loss on 'extreme over the topness'....O_o
what i don't get is how it affects us. I've read some articles which almost make out as though we should forgive microsoft because they gave away free 360's. Uh...did we get them? No, only the people at e3 did. We got left with one of the most boring, fakest e3 conferences ever. How does ms giving the people at e3 free 360's make that better for us?
The new 360 look great, but it's the bribing that i dont agree with. It's funny how they give the media free consoles but turn around and charge us possible consumers $299 for a 5 year old console that dont even have BluRay. WTF M$? I guess to them herding the media is easier, more profitable, and better than the public gamers like me and you guys. Only a complete tool will go out and buy the new 360 after M$ gave it to game journalist for free. The media should not accepts gifts period. The people in attendance at E3 were dominantly the press.
First comment on N4PS3G that made me laugh!
But was you there? Did you get one? I guess not, I could understand if they(those at press conference) smiled, but you?
Imagine RTS’s with that voice and gesture technology.. voice does not work what soever i think Tom Clancys Hawk proved that xD and gesture err.. i dunno maybe but it wud be wierd since rts arnt straight top view there slanted slightly lol so.. possibly but nah.. norm controller is best for RTS
endwar did a pretty good job with the voice tech
Who cares. The only people that care that MS gave away consoles are fanboys. An objective person can evaluate each conference and game individually for what it is. What's so stupid is everyone is so upset about it because of "winning E3". News flash, you can't win a press conference. Personally I thought MS' press conference was pretty weak. They have an entire conference for Kinect but still decided to waste the time of the core gamers by using more than half of the regular conference to talk about something that most people probably won't buy.
i wouldnt be dumb enough to wear an electroponcho and bee seen though. no fcukin way
A true "news" company would never accept a gift such as this... it is completely unethical because even if they are not coloring reviews in a positive way, there is the APPEARANCE of impropriety. In other words, it looks like those in attendance were bought for good reviews -- even if it ends up not being true, the stigma remains on those who got a new Xbox... of course, true and ethical media outlets will either not accept the gift/bribe, or they will use it as a promo and give it away (e.g., Engadget has already stated so in its live blog). Anyone who follows tech news knows about the little debacle that happened with Leo Laporte and the Palm Pre. When Mike Arrington of Tech Crunch implied that Leo gave a glowing review of the Pre because he received a free one, normally subdued Leo went ballistic. Leo went on to explain that he NEVER accepts gifts and ALWAYS pays for any product he is going to review. That way, there is no implication that a positive review has been bought and paid for. However, most are not as ethical as Leo Laporte, Engadget or mainstream media outlets and it is likely that the giveaway will have the exact effect that MS anticipated. (you can already see this in an article that was posted yesterday on N4G about what Sony needs to give away to top MS (I'm not giving the link so as not to give the guy hits). EDIT: To the phantom disagreers, what is there to disagree with?? I know this is N4G, but what I said is true... that is why Consumer Reports -- the ultimate review magazine -- NEVER accepts paid advertising. Then there is no question of impartiality.
i might get it but i just didnt like MS goin down the nintendo route instead of staying true to your hardcore fans
The audience was journalists. Editors and journalists always receive free stuff like consoles and games. They are called review copies/units and they are generally comp and given out so people can write articles before its available to consumers
That is NOT what this was at all. Review copies are generally returned to the companies after a designated period of time. The giveaway by MS was just that -- an Oprah-like giveaway. The audience barely applauded during any part of the presentation up until then. Then Gametrailers flashed to a couple of reporters giving a standing ovation... They weren't applauding the presentation, just the giveaway/bribe(?) -- simply disgusting.
They were not review copies, why would make that announcement at your E3 conference?
For the home viewers, it's PR.
Great PR.... hey, all these journalists are getting this free.... not you, you pay $399.
LOL, the gaming media sank to a new low, accepting gifts from a publisher. You guys really disappointed me, from Gamespot to ign to gameinformer. They even have an area where you can film yourself opening up the gift. All these blog websites opened their gifts on the same exacts table and hooked it up to the same TV. Credibility at zero.
What if the press loves MS now and tells us to buy Natal and it is still laggy and boring? What's in it for us except dissapointment?
Exactly.. this is the reason why giving gifts to the media is not practice, it makes your opinion biased. M$ knows that if you bribe the game websites then the gamers will follow like sheep. Here is a great article on the subject. http://heartifb.com/2009/01... Here is a link to The New York Times Company Policy on Ethics in Journalism, as a company this is generally who NYT and their competitors practice their business. Just do a Ctrl F for the word gift inside this link and read up. http://www.nytco.com/press/...
People watching it inside were laughing at moments like when the Tiger went into slow-motion while the little girl was playing jump rope XD But I don't know... let's wait for Sony's and Nintendo's conference and compare all three...
I'm expecting a lot of disagrees and one bubble left after that comment :P
Yeah, laughing, not applauding, not cheering, not excited. Laughing at a cute child actress. Great effort.
they would have been the greatest company ever. Then again, MS can actually afford to do it. They actually post profits, PS3 has yet to do that.
Microsoft did a very smart thing by doing this. This "giveaway" is great publicity. The thing is was this really a "giveaway"? They gave these to journalists, people they would have given these to anyway for reviews. With all the journalists at the same place they save on shipping to all of them. It would have been better had they given them to people who pay every year for subscriptions or better yet, people who sent their 360's in for repair.
peter more was better on e3 shows. not like that handicap.
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