Microsoft admits first-party 360 release bungle

A senior Microsoft executive has admitted that the firm bungled its release schedule earlier this year on Xbox 360, resulting in gaps which were "too long from a first-party".

His humble response after the jump.

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THWIP6254d ago

Of course, some of the blame has to be placed on the developers too.

kmis876254d ago (Edited 6254d ago )

Well, it does take time to make high quality games, so sometimes it just doesn't line up. 8 months is pretty bad, but it's better than just releasing crap to fill the void (Some would say N3 was crap, though I think trying to ripoff the Dynasty Warriors franchise wasn't that smart to begin with). It's like the guy says: [But] we're not going to let the date drive when a first party game comes out, because a bad first-party game coming out at the right time doesn't matter. I think most xbox owners will forgive them when Gears of War hits shelves.

sjappie6254d ago

That's decent of Microsoft, you wouldn't hear Sony admit they made mistakes ever,even standing before god almighty himself.

shortyNZ6254d ago

its in the past MS. i forgive you :) just dont change the release of GOW! i already got my preorder for the box set

bababrooks6254d ago

i have had a ball. give me more of this.
2 many gamers think its a crime, rather than a joy, hell give me great games xbox360(i luv it).if you love games,not companies try all.
ps. i am scint and cannot afford all but (dj get a fekin life looosssssssseerrrrrrrrrrrr)we all live then die!

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The 7 Best Xbox 360 Games - Console Exclusives Win the Day

The Xbox 360 was a fantastic console in its day with some truly classic titles, but what are the seven best games for the console?

DrDoomer1d 3h ago

I'm pretty used to these lists being bad, but this one is particularly s#ite.

raWfodog19h ago

I think Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon should have been added to the list.

BrainSyphoned1d 2h ago

I'll go with,
Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Culdcept Saga, Shadow Complex, Ace Combat 6 with the flight stick,A Kingdom for Keflings, A World of Keflings.
Bonus Kinect Games: Happy Action Theater and Sesame Street.
*Skyrim was so bad on PS3 that it almost deserves to be #1*

Husker42c23h ago

I really loved Shadow Complex.

P_Bomb17h ago

Ah yes, Shadow Complex! Good indies back in the day. Summer of Arcade. I enjoyed Trials Evolution as well.

DeusFever1d ago (Edited 1d ago )

Was this made by a.i.? No human being would put Shadowrun, Fable III, and Splinter Cell: Conviction into a list of the 7 best Xbox 360 games.

Abnor_Mal23h ago(Edited 23h ago)

Would love to play Ace Combat6 on PlayStation, but Xbox decided to buy exclusivity and keep it off a competing platform.

The only mainline game I never played except for one level at a friends place. Game sold less than any other in the series if I remember correctly.

darthv7211h ago

360 had Namco hitters AC6 and RR6... both quality titles. You should at least bust out the 360 for AC6 if you can score the flight stick. Its great.

Hofstaderman18h ago

When the current gen XBOX offering is so lacking people need to refer to games released two generations back....

Profchaos3h ago(Edited 3h ago)

It's a nostalgia peice same reason we get thousands of YouTube videos on sega genisis. Something people have fond memories for but the era is long gone.

It's xboxs golden year imo it was their genisis years the time where they stuck it to the market leaders Sony.

BehindTheRows1h ago

They stuck nothing. Sony screwed themselves giving Xbox an opening. They would have gotten the usual smack down if the PS3 had launched at $399 and was easier to develop for.

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Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Comes to Street Fighter 6

The classic puzzle game, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, is now playable in Street Fighter 6's Game Centre, along with other new additions.

Babadook720h ago(Edited 20h ago)

I loved this on PS1. I also bought the HD remaster.


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