Top
Your disagrees simply feed my Bubble Count
CRank: 14Score: 0

Poetic justice for Microsoft's DRM always-on plans.

1309d ago 12 agree0 disagreeView comment

The spin began with "Metacritic doesn't matter anymore"

Then the spin continued as they declared "exclusives don't matter. The most popular games are multiplat anyway". And the spin began to lift then off the ground.

Soon, the spin was fast enough to bring them over the rooftops. "Kinect is the future! Kinect won't turn Microsoft into a casual machine".

And the spin continued. They were sailing throug...

1309d ago 14 agree2 disagreeView comment

No, what's funny is that Gamestop said "2.3 million people waiting for PS4" and then suddenly...ooops! We can't anger Mommy Microsoft, our advertising partner.

So, the number magically morphs into "2.4 million total people waiting for PS4 and Xbox One"

1310d ago 59 agree14 disagreeView comment

Here's what people don't understand:

If Microsoft "got rid" of the Xbox brand, it opens up the possibility for a real gaming company to take over and bring the brand back to what it was once about: gaming.

Imagine Xbox without Microsoft. Imagine Forza without Microsoft's monetization. Imagine a RARE allowed to make more than just Kinect Sports titles. Imagine a Halo beyond Mt. Dew and Dorito advertisements. Imagine an Xbox brand that fin...

1310d ago 23 agree2 disagreeView comment

I'll end up getting this for my Vita. Just the sort of game that belongs on a handheld.

1310d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

I'm probably getting a Wii-U at tax time. I want to play the sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles. It will also be nice to have a backlog of great Nintendo games to play (2 sidescrolling Mario platformers, one 3D Mario, one Mario Kart, one Donkey Kong, and plenty of other titles)

1310d ago 9 agree1 disagreeView comment

Sounds like an isolated incident, just like with the PS4 problems. It is curious to see, however, that there are a wider variety of *types* of failures reported for the Xbox One so far. *THAT* may be something to keep a watch on.

1310d ago 12 agree16 disagreeView comment

Yep.

The Xbox One is the console playing catchup. 1 million sold in 13 territories vs. the PS4 selling a million in 2 territories.

1310d ago 15 agree0 disagreeView comment

Microsoft's only chance to dominate will be in the USA and the UK and it looks like even that is slipping out of their fingers.

Seems that the first half of the 360's lifespan was the peak of the Xbox brand. Microsoft will need to spend years clawing together a reasonable console installed base compared to the PS4.

1310d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

So even Microsoft are acknowledging it? Perhaps it is a bigger problem that usual "launch day blues". Hopefully it can be resolved quickly.

1310d ago 18 agree32 disagreeView comment

That's something very attractive about PS4: the free-to-play games are actually free. Planetside 2 is coming soon (or is it already available on PS4?) and that is going to be another massive ftp game for PS4 owners to enjoy, and they don't even need a PS+ subscription to enjoy it.

Microsoft, on the other hand, is busy monetizing Forza 5 and Killer Instinct.

1311d ago 49 agree7 disagreeView comment

I told people well in advance that Microsoft would do this. They wouldn't sell as much as PS4 and then they'd blame "supply issues" and claim they were sold out everywhere.

But surprise! Xbox One isn't sold out at all.

1311d ago 34 agree9 disagreeView comment

When you have weaker hardware, Microsoft, you can't sling mud.

But too late. Microsoft and some (not all, of course) Xbox loyalists have been slinging mud against Sony for a decade. And now that the Xbox One has noticeably weaker hardware, it's all coming back to bite them in the butt.

1312d ago 58 agree3 disagreeView comment

They aren't going to remove it. Since the beginning, Microsoft made it clear that Kinect would be a new form of marketing by gathering advertising info. I can't imagine how much each owner of XBox One is worth in terms of advertisement.

Sure, Microsoft's DRM policies and insulting PR was what got all the attention after X1 was announced and around E3, but the advertising stuff was there from the beginning and was quickly forgotten.

1312d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Rather, one is a hardware company and the other is an advertising aggregation company.

Microsoft made it clear back in 2006 that "developers developers developers" were no longer the foundation of Microsoft's success...

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

1312d ago 61 agree2 disagreeView comment

???

Sales comparisons were made Day One when the PS3 launched. For years, PS3 "total" sales were compared against 360 "total" sales, never taking into account yearly sales (in which the PS3 typically sold more).

A common online conversation in those days went like this:

360 fan: "360 sold more! Woot!"
PS3 fan: "Actually, PS3 sold more worldwide than 360 this year"
360 fan: "Who care...

1312d ago 24 agree4 disagreeView comment

Yep.

Translation: "we know we're gonna sell less than PS4. Let's just blame it on...uh...supply issues! Even though Xbox Ones can be found on the shelf in most stores"

Edit @ electricone85

Ummm, yes there are. They're on the shelf of my local Meijer, the two closest Gamestops, I called three other Gamestops in the area and all have 3+ consoles in stock. Target has Xbox Ones. Best Buy has Xbox Ones.

I alr...

1312d ago 62 agree17 disagreeView comment

It's not new. It's literally the exact same type of model as CAPCOM's fighting games.

-release incomplete game
-offer "premium" version
- "premium" version doesn't even come with the inevitable DLC

1314d ago 17 agree16 disagreeView comment

This could be anything. This could be a sign of hardware flaws. Who knows?

Let's give the Xbox One some time to see if the hardware problems are widespread. After all, that's what the internet did last week and this week for the PS4, right? Right?

*ahem*

1314d ago 33 agree1 disagreeView comment

Sony "insulting" Microsoft?

Fair is fair. Sony put up with it from Microsoft for the first 5 years of the PS3's life. Anyone remember the daily nonsense that people like Aaron Greenburg would spew?

1314d ago 67 agree7 disagreeView comment