It's not just the Xbox One. Microsoft as a company has been becoming more and more distrustful. Back in 2006 Ballmer said their new "core" was advertisers, advertisers, advertisers. No big surprise to see what the Xbox 360 dashboard ended up becoming. Microsoft has already said that the Xbox One is geared toward better, more personalized advertisement. It's pretty obvious they have the tech to face-scan you to see how you react to certain ads and then sell ...
And yet there are people out there (setting aside the people online who are legitimate "viral marketers" hired by Microsoft) who honestly place their gaming entertainment future in the hands of Microsoft... Kinda sad.
Prior to the 360 launching, Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, said that their old foundation was developers, developers, developers but NOW it is advertisers, advertisers, advertisers. And it was no surprise whatsoever when the 360 became one big TV commercial. Microsoft makes hundreds of millions annually selling your information to advertisement. The XBox One was built from the ground up to be a new advertising platform (Microsoft themselves said this). But hey, Microsoft has...yo...
@ pixelsword Yeah, but unlike the situation with Killzone 2, the gaming "journalists" won't hold Microsoft accountable. They never do. It happened so many times where Xbox 360 games were advertised with bullshots and touched-up trailers but no one made a peep about it.
Bribing is the wrong word. But the underlying sentiment - I think - is valid. What has the Xbox brand brought to the game industry? I mean, really sit down and think for a minute. What has Xbox brought to the wide world of videogaming? Halo? Bought out by Microsoft from a Mac developer, Bungie. Gears of War? Made by EPIC and crew. Fable? That one is Molyneux and his team. Banjo Kazooie? Perfect Dark? Killer I...
I have no sympathy for these "journalists", especially when these are some of the same people who basically said "Stop complaining about the XBox One and just bend over, crybabies". Oh, oh, but NOW you guys get all upset when a huge corporation doesn't do things that you want? You don't say...
Yeah, Carmack is just being a PC whore (as usual). For years and years, he lamented how consoles didn't have enough RAM and how he could make games SO much better if only he had more RAM. Okay...so here's the RAM you asked for and now it's not a significant change? Riiiiight.
Design by committee. ALWAYS the best way to go. Just look at the US Government programs!
I think so, too. Does this mean Sony plans to discontinue the OLED version? If that's the case, people should buy one NOW. The OLED screen is really, really nice looking and the system will become a collector's item if they stop making Vitas with OLED screens.
Pretty harsh score for the best arcade beat 'em up since Castle Crashers back in 2008.
Props for referencing the actual book - not movie - of I Am Legend, which is a pertinent metaphor here. I was once a Microsoft gamer. I use the term "Microsoft gamer" because I was booting games up on MS-DOS long before people got their first taste of Microsoft through the Xbox. I was there playing the first Flight, the first Age of Empires, the first Close Combat games. At best, now I either tolerate Microsoft (in terms of using their OS to play games on PC) or I i...
Yeah, seems like a simple error in design and/or glitch that would be easily fixable with a firmware update. Sony should've removed the "one account per mem stick" restriction long ago, and I imagine that has something to do with it.
Nice. This is a REALLY good RPG. I've already beat it twice, 40+ hours per playthrough. Can't wait until the "Overclocked" version of DeSu2 comes out on 3DS.
This is all you need to know: http://www.youtube.com/watc... (and this was BEFORE the Xbox 360 even launched) For those too lazy to check, Balmer said "the bedrock of Microsoft today is advertisers, advertisers, advertisers".
I've been saying for several years that we've been teetering on the edge of an industry crash (current practices just aren't sustainable). And when an industry mouthpiece like Sessler (er, excuse me, a "journalist") brings it up, that can't be a good sign.
Total number of levels and/or the size of those levels is all that really matters though, true? For what it is worth, DKC: Returns is a massive game and as long as Tropical Freeze has the same (or more) number of levels, I'll be satisfied.
So you can automatically stream every single Xbox One game and play it on your tablet? No? Then no, the "apps" do not do pretty much the same thing. Sony and Nintendo have been experimenting with Second Screen functionality since the mid-2000s while Microsoft is just now showing up to the party. The Vita will have a lot more functionality as a second screen compared to SmartGlass.
"they think people can be fooled so easily" But they HAVE fooled people so easily. They're Microsoft. They've been doing exactly that for the last 20 years. When your consumer base is full of people who - for example - get RRoD multiple times and yet stay loyal, why wouldn't you just steamroll over them? When your consumer base is full of people who - for example - have already forgotten how Microsoft behaved for the first half of 2013, why wouldn't ...
Exactly. The info isn't automatically uploaded to the cloud...but can it still be accessed remotely?
@ Blacktric and Konsoru You've missed my point. What I'm saying is that Destructoid has showered praise on several of CAPCOM's biggest games over the last few years, so where was this opinion back then? Where were the statements of "yep, CAPCOM is decaying" when fans were complaining about New Dante in DmC? Oh, wait. Instead, Destructoid was calling those people "haters" and "crybabies".
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