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@ dark-hollow

Most business management courses and/or real-life experience in the field of sales and business would say otherwise. The "casual customer" is the hardest one to please, the hardest one to upsell, and the hardest customer to maintain. "Casual customers" are the ones looking for a deal, not a feature. They're the ones who get the cheapest oil change possible after being 2,000 miles over on their change. They are the hardest to win with PR a...

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Is it all perception? Maybe it's a good memory. I have enough sense to look into the past and see that - sure - Microsoft supported their own consoles quite well for the first couple of years and then after that, support was handed off to 3rd party devs.

It's rather ironic that you bring up the Xbox One's launch lineup: many of the games were scalped from the 360 (Ryse, Dead Rising 3, Titanfall, Killer Instinct) to pad out the Xbox One...

1592d ago 5 agree1 disagreeView comment

There is no Xbox One "plan", not that anyone can perceive at least. That's the problem. If there's no plan (other than TvTvSports) what can we expect in 18 months? 3 years? At the end of the X1 lifecycle?

Die-hard loyalists are very forgetful, but most consumers are not, surprisingly.

1592d ago 11 agree10 disagreeView comment

Indeed. I think what is needed is a form of accountability and some basic info that is included across all reviews. Sometimes I feel like a reviewer is more in love with their own writing style than the games they're playing.

Some really basic stuff:
- how long did the reviewer play the game before printing the review?
- how long did it take to beat? how much side-questing did you do? did you continue playing after you beat it?
- any slowdowns, gli...

1592d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment

Microsoft seems to have no vision for the Xbox One, and if they do have a vision, it's along the lines of TvTvsportsTv and NFL exclusive partnerships and "powah of the cloud".

I understand not everyone enjoys the Playstation brand, but you gotta admit, at least Sony is aiming directly at gamers with their system. Xbox One? Not really.

1592d ago 18 agree8 disagreeView comment

Sony is the only company with a reputation (and a history to prove it) for supporting their consoles long-term.

Nintendo is notorious for dropping support after 4 years (followed by 2 years of so-so support). SEGA - when they still made consoles - did a horrible job of supporting their hardware after the Genesis. Microsoft has also done a pretty poor job supporting its Xbox and Xbox 360 in its latter years and mostly just left it up to 3rd party devs to keep the system alive....

1592d ago 7 agree2 disagreeView comment

An article from Polygon...?

About negative reviews...?

I must be hallucinating.

1592d ago 9 agree1 disagreeView comment

An external power supply isn't an issue. It's really not that big of a deal as long as it means the hardware won't overheat. Microsoft is taking extra care to not run into another RRoD situation. At least, that's the hope. They're still rushing the system to market.

1592d ago 36 agree84 disagreeView comment

This + Star Citizen = it's time for me to buy a new flight stick for the first time in 12 years.

1592d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment

Fantastic. I've played the original PC version since...forever ago. I'm excited to get the new version (although I'll probably wait until the Vita version).

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Clearly, some people use it. But what's better: pay for Netflix and then pay for Xbox Live just to use it? Or just use it on PS3/PS4 regardless of any subscriptions you have? And it's not like Netflix is the ONLY feature crammed behind the paywall. Even "free to play" games aren't truly free on the Xbox brand. Live Gold is required.

The worst part is that so many people forgave and forgot after the Xbox 180. "Oh! Microsoft listened to the fans. All ...

1592d ago 77 agree11 disagreeView comment

Is this news in any way, shape, or form a surprise to anyone? Seriously? We're talking about a company that less than 3 months ago was telling us that we'd have to check in every 24 hours just to play our games.

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Chew on the fact that the only "resources" a developer has to invest for PS Vita functionality is a few hours to tweak the control scheme, if necessary. The Remote Play is handled by the PS4 hardware itself, not the software.

But I'm sure if Sony didn't mandate it, you'd be here cackling "nya nya! No games will use Remote Play because Sony isn't requiring it. Good luck having no games compatible with the feature. Nya nya!"

1592d ago 12 agree3 disagreeView comment

It's weird how the war-cry amongst journalists (starting with Adam Sessler) seems to be 'just wait. just wait. Don't buy at launch. Just wait'. Seems like they want us to 'just wait' until THEY (the journalists) come out and TELL us what console is best to buy at launch. After all, all of these journalists are getting a console at launch, aren't they? And I guarantee you we'll see a flood of "I'm so glad I got a X1/PS4 at launch" articles. I mean,...

1592d ago 15 agree3 disagreeView comment

The risk isn't a flood of crappy games (even though that's exactly what happened with the XNA publishing on 360).

The risk is that "developers" may find ways to hack the system and exploit network weaknesses. Halo 3 online multiplayer all over again, for all games. I'm surprised very few people are considering this as a possibility.

1592d ago 3 agree4 disagreeView comment

I think some people (myself included) get tired of the contrived, artificial "outrage" that certain sites (specifically Kotaku, Polygon, and Rock Paper Shotgun, to name a few) utilize in order to drive ad revenue. It comes off as Babby's Firzt Feminism and it's annoying. It should be annoying to any adult who has lived in the real world and had real interactions with real people. So, when these controversies inevitably appear out of thin air, some people want all parties inv...

1592d ago 5 agree1 disagreeView comment

It will be interesting to see if this game (plus Warframe) takes off running on the PS4, seeing how it's free for anyone who wants to download it. PS4 definitely has the leg up with f2p games and it'll be interesting to see if that benefits them in the long run.

1592d ago 10 agree4 disagreeView comment

Being able to play pretty much 100% of the PS4's games on my Vita is pretty neat, but the nice thing is it's an optional feature (I'm looking at you, Wii-U)

1592d ago 7 agree2 disagreeView comment

"if there are no exclusives to play"

Isn't that kind of subjective, friend?

Whats the use of getting an Xbox One if there are no Kinect games to play, seeing how customers are forced to buy the camera yet the only launch Kinect game was pushed back until Spring? Your argument can apply to practically anything if you word it right.

And PS3's launch lineup sucked. Bad. I agree with you there. Even though I enjoyed Resistance, ...

1592d ago 10 agree5 disagreeView comment

"Nintendo should put their games on smartphones" is about as common (and stupid) of a suggestion as "PC gaming is DEAAAD!" I don't understand why people keep saying it.

It's not like Nintendo is going out of business. Their handheld line is still doing well, and while the Wii-U is tanking hard, hey! Guess what! So did the N64 and Gamecube (comparatively speaking).

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