Have you forgotten the core, Microsoft?
First of all, sorry for any grammar failes in this blog. I just used Google translate to translate it from Norwegian to English.
I've been a PlayStation guy in my entire life. I have a PlayStation 2 that I got for Christmas a few years ago, I have two PSPer, a PS Vita and PlayStation 3 I've always liked Sony for their focus on the game and especially the core players.
For about 3 years ago (though I do not remember the brutal error now) so I bought my Xbox 360 after playing a few hours and tried out a friend's Xbox 360 I liked the machine very well. I liked the sleek design, I enjoyed the different games and I loved the beautiful dashboard that was very different from the dark XMBen both PS3 and PSP users. I liked the whole machine out of his well. We played Halo 3, Crackdown, Perfect Dark, Fable 2, the first Gears of War, even the most beautiful games. So I decided to purchase the pro / premium model of the Xbo 360
The pleasure was incredible when I opened the package in the mail and when I turned it on, I was simply amazed at how much exciting there. Simply "cool shit". After a few days I bought 1 year of Xbox LIVE gold. I downloaded all the demos that were available on the PlayStation Store. I bought along a couple thousand points. So I downloaded exciting titles such as Shadow Complex, Braid, Castle Crashers, Perfect Dark and more. In tilelgg I started to buy into hardcore games I'm most looking forward to as Halo, Gears of War, Fable, in addition to that I began to buy most multiplatform titles to my Xbox. Fun it was.
Then came the Kinect that I was allowed by Microsoft to test a few months before release. It disappointed me incredibly much. Too imprecise it is. So I just let the dust down.
But now I go to my situation today.
I am deeply disappointed with the direction Microsoft has taken his Xbox. Both last year and this year's E3 has been major disappointments. Where are the games? Where is the hardcore games? due. Kinect the damn computer, Microsoft is a way I never would have imagined they would go the way of getting attracted casual market, the road to get his Xbox into a multimedia TV machine. Microsoft has forgotten the core players? Those who made the Xbox a success? Those who made the Xbox is where it is today? I understand that Microsoft earns many millions of casual market, but it feels like that they almost forget the core players.
Sony has billions in losses. Nevertheless, they spew out exclusive games. Yet they come with Beyond: Two Sould and The Last of Us. Yet they have the amazing PlayStation Plus service, which costs 55£ of the year where you get tons of free games, games that cost exactly 40£ kr, 55£ kr, 26£ kr, a lot of discount, exclusive demos, exclusive demos, online clouds, and lots more. Microsoft has billions / millions in profit, yet they do not come with anything other than a bunch of Kinect games and apps that does not work in Europe and which are not hardcore people do not care anything about. ESPN, Hulu, sports apps, movie rental channels, many stupid apps that you can get for free with a few keystrokes on your PC or by turning on the TV. Now recently announced Microsoft's Major Nelson a list of a sale coming to Xbox LIVE in June. In this list we see games like Dark Void, Facebreaker, Conan and a few others that cost around 50 $ on sale. 50 $! Although the sale is a bet on Xbox LIVE Marketplace overpriced. These games can be obtained in the residual waste to the supermarket for 2£ each or free with Gamer's Gate Void service.
What you get for the Xbox LIVE really? Demos launched which launched just after the PSN for free, you get no exclusive demos on Xbox Live either, online gaming is free on the PC and the PS3 and arcade games have rarely selling. The only reason I even pay for Xbox LIVE Arcade games are coming and some games I play online. You get so much more from PS Plus, which also costs less than the Xbox LIVE.
What's up, Microsoft? I like the Xbox Live service, but as a gamer is not just worth the money now as before. From what I understand the Xbox built up before playing, but it takes more and more steps away from playing the focus for each year that passes. I am a person who bought the Xbox because it was advertised to be the ultimate gaming platform, now it's far from the ultimate gaming platform. Gears, Halo, Fable, same old thing. And Fable is now the kinectifisert (Fable: The Journey). I want new IPs that Sony comes with, I want my gaming focus. I am concerned about the direction of the Xbox.
I will probably always be a PlayStation person, simply because Sony shows that they care about core gamers, they take care of the players. I was just after E3 free games from PS Plus was worth over 100£, and I only pay 50£ a year for membership. So, until Microsoft comes and meets us core gamers are the PC and PlayStation me.