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Is Xbox Still Gaming To The Core?

Late April, 2005. The NDA was signed and delivered, and I was waiting for the call from the US. Having foolishly failed to remember the connector for capturing an audio feed, I relocated to a quiet corner of the office on a different floor and carefully laid out two analogue tape decks next to the phone to record the conversation via its external speaker, just to be sure.

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StrongMan2039d ago (Edited 2039d ago )

The core don't play Kinect and Kinect is first priority for Microsoft and the Xbox now. Just look at the retail Xbox exclusives this year for proof. Nothing but Kinect new IPs and exclusives and the usual Halo and Forza for the core.

The core fans that got the Xbox where it is today beg and plead for Killer Instinct 3, Perfect Dark Zero 2, and a new Conker but MS said screw you guys we're done with you. We got what we wanted from you making us the top HD console and now we will move on to the casuals and instead of all of those games that YOU want from RARE we will make RARE make Kinect games instead. We have no more use for you core gamers except to buy Halo 4 and Black Ops 2. We may make more core games next gen when we need you to buy our next console but for now, screw you guys.

Y_51502039d ago

Microsoft has yet to impressed me enough to buy their consoles! Nintendo and Sony is all I need! :D

AgentWD402039d ago

you can't please every one

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gamer_702039d ago (Edited 2039d ago )

Just a flamebait opinion piece that will attract nothing more than the usual MS haters and trolls imo.

hennessey862039d ago

Microsoft may not have many exclusives, but the ones it does have are must buys in my opinion. I also prefer to play most multi plats on 360. I am so glad I own both the PS3 and 360 so I don't have to get involved in this BS.

glennco2039d ago

i actually thought it was a decent article addressing a lot of 360 gamers' concerns. the fact is kinect does NOT do what it promises in the marketing wank and my preferred console choice is following a path i have no interest in. if the only exclusives available next gen are kinect and halo i might just look elsewhere. with in-built kinect next gen MS have to be very careful about alienating their core gamers who have no interest in it. their initial marketing push will determine whether i even get one, if it is all kinect kinect kinect then MS do not even want my business and i will look elsewhere.

just ignore trolls and fanboys (their opinion means nothing) and comment on the points of the article as if this was an xbox only site. this is an xbox matter, i don't even read PS3 comments in xbox articles anymore, they are not worth my time.

AngelicIceDiamond2039d ago (Edited 2039d ago )

Well, does it still have a drive where you can put games in? From a hardcore standpoint I can still play AC,GTA, Borderlands, Medal OF Honor, Or Cod. They're all third party but oh well as long as my Xbox can run them I'm fine with it. And its not a big a deal that everyone makes it out to be.

Hicken2038d ago

"They're all third party but oh well"

And you wonder why Microsoft isn't investing in any new core IPs. When it comes right down to it, they've got their system's owners saying "Oh, well," and accepting what they give you... which isn't much.

AngelicIceDiamond2038d ago

I would love to see new Ips and exclusives from MS that would be very good. but when I'm playing GTA or something I don't sit and sweat thinking about exclusives all the time like PlayStation fanboys. No I'm enjoying my games. "PlayStation has another exclusive darn that PlayStation." Yeah that's not how I feel, I'm secure about my games unlike allot of PlayStation fanboys who claim they only buy exclusives and what not.

gtxgamer22039d ago

It is one of the two consoles for core gaming, but ever since Kinect came out microsoft has been focusing on that.

TheGamingArt2039d ago

Never has been.. never will be. It's a console that tricks you into believing it is.

Septic2039d ago

What a complete load of B.S.

TheGamingArt2039d ago (Edited 2039d ago )

I'm sorry, but that's how I've always felt. They drag you in with the few and far exclusives alongside Xbox Live... only to realize that that's ALL you, as the hardcore gamer, will get. It is not a 'gaming' device. It's a device to use Xbox Live on and to play Halo and Gears on. Please display their long lasting high support for Games as a whole.

BeAGamer2039d ago

hatin' is bad fo yo health dawg!

AgentWD402039d ago

the worst comment I have ever seen on N4G, never been a core gaming console....................... ........puts head in hands.........

Regent_of_the_Mask2039d ago

lol @ all the people above who actually got tricked into believing it's a core gaming console.

SockeyBoy2039d ago

I freaking love my xbox.

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