Gimme Gimme Games writes that after pulling "180s" all summer that Microsoft has to stop their apologizing for botching the Xbox One reveal and come back strong to ensure the system's success.
Well they came out swinging really hard in May lol. I quite confident that's what got them into all of this trouble. If they had stuck to it, and not apologized but weathered the storm - sales be damned - then they would not have needed a "summer apology tour" and we would see if their grand experiment with DRM 24 hour check ins, and so called required cameras would've worked. With that said, I think the last thing MS needs to do right now is more "swinging" at anyone. They have clearly conceded that their initial plan was a failure and not one welcomed by the masses, evidenced by the plethora of reversals the past couple of months. Right now MS just needs to be humble, take a look in the mirror and focus on nothing but ................. GAMES from here no out.
I saw a very large focus on games at E3. I don't think they'll have a problem in that area. What they should look into however is adding more value to XBL Gold.
Precisely. Regardless of all the hate if they offer me value for money and good enough game experiences that i cant get elsewhere then im sold.
As opposed to Sonys "Summer of Silence" tour? That's not a bash, I have really been wanting more info on the PS4, but Sonys been dead quiet since E3.
they had games to show, but they werent all launch titles, you might see there titles down the road.
@LOGICWINS I actually agree with your comment, as despite announcing a bunch of TV and entertainment features, they actually had many games on tap to announce which I was satisfied with when I considered who the announcements were coming from. That said, PS+ still offers the best value for the money at the moment, so hopefully MS can see the hand the competition has been dealt and raise the stakes. It will benefit everyone in the long run because competition is what made Sony pick up the PSN pace and offer more content through PSN.
You got it there, still a lot of untapped potential. They pushed it all last gen and it was profitable and Sony followed suit. That should be all the sign they need to make Live the "go to" service for online on consoles, though I am going PS4 all the way, I know potential when I see it and hate to see it squandered.
Meh.... Sony do reversals better... Greatness awaits, explodes... Woohoooo but really, if MS make things good, what will we argue over.... N4G will lose hits....
Ouya's comeback... Or Oyua.. Oauy.. I can't say it.. Oh-oooh-ee--uhh... oyy-aahhh. Too many vowels.
But the PS4 has those and no one can come close to the amount of decent exclusives it can produce
What apology/ies? I haven't heard a single one yet...
Summer apology tour. I chuckled. @Excalibur ^ I'm guessing they consider reversals apologies.
LOL Yeah swinging punches like a drunk falling out of a bar!
how do you fall out of a bar.
Cover my beer tab and I will show ya!
"Cover my beer tab and I will show ya!" ^I laughed so hard I was nearly crying! The reason this is one of the best comes backs ever is because it's so true. I never fell out of a bar but been carried out of one a time or two. ;)
Doesnt that mean they will miss and have to get more help
Hot off the heels of... http://n4g.com/news/1332164... Keep them coming N4G, these no name sites are convincing no one.
This is classic N4g stuff right here...lol Real classy. I'm sure the mods get a kick out out of this stuff.
By the time the system comes out, most consumers will either have forgot or never have heard of the first policies anyways. Hell, I was on board from the get go and I've already forgot about the DRM stuff. Just give me a system with good games and I'm fine. I think most people feel this way.
Looking at world wide preorders most ppl dont feel that way.
When I say "most people" and "consumers", I'm not talking about the hardcore who have made up their minds and pre-ordered already. I'm talking about your everyday Joe who buys stuff on a whim.
when i say "Most ppl" i mean most ppl as in the majority of ppl in the world thats why the ps4 is miles ahead in pre orders.
So most people in the world, as in the majority, has preordered a PS4?
Theres just so much hate for xbox one that it seems like anything they do will be called "a mistake". Everyone complained about how all these restrictions will kill the console and how no one is going to buy it. Microsoft noticed the pre order numbers and did a 180, almost making the xbone into an entirely new console, yet people still complain. I understand it doesn't look great for Microsoft as a corporation with all the flip flopping, however you got to give them credit wether you believe they are listening to gamers or not, they did a great job bringing the xbox back from the grave. OT: They did an amazing job at E3 Imo and I just hope they continue there objective on getting more games for the xbox as well as giving you more bang for your buck as someone above stated.
I will agree with this but it could be a little late now for some. They are doing the right thing by doing a 180 but the price of the console is a killer for some people on budgets. They will do well regardless of the PR nightmare of late no doubt.
Thanks for the agree. My question to you is why a little too late? The war hasn't even begun yet. It wasn't to late for the ps3 to come out at $600 launch price and still dominate 7 years later. Just because the price tag is $100 bucks more then the competitor doesn't mean they set themselves up for failure. I think regardless of what the PR say, sooner or later people will be buying xbox one and forget about all the silly features it had when announced.
"It wasn't to late for the ps3 to come out at $600 launch price and still dominate 7 years later" Thats not even close to the same thing, ps3 caught up because of the playstation brand and it will sell more this time for the same reason ppl KNOW sony will bring the games, after the 360 ppl cant be sure about MS cos they drop support in seconds.The only reason the 360 did so well was because of no competition for a year.
Must i say it : TOOOOOOOOOO LATE FOR XBONE enough said. DRM 24 hour check-in,2 BATTERIES INSTEAD Of RECHARGABLE like ps3 controller,kinect used by NSA spying, 500.00 price point. now a apology tour??? lol RROD was enough for me SUCKER THE-KID is not my name. why ride a dead horse.
When the Xbox One was announced along with the DRM carry on, it didn't go down well with many people along with the price and left a bitter taste for some.. myself included. They seem to be stuck in some sort of PR nightmare at the moment with a lot of backtracking but the icing on the cake for myself was the 2 free AA batteries in the box announcement.
Would have made a good twilight zone episode...
To me, they've half way failed to come out swinging by announcing there is no live stream for their gamescom conference. That was their chance for redemption in my eyes and for me, I'm very skeptical they'll do anything positive otherwise they'd want to stream it.
They been giving ppl what the wanted, what more you want from them? They showed more games the console is just about as strong and does a hell of a lot more, i got killer instinct, no more drm and a great piece of tech kinect packed in. Im in i dont know what else they can do at this point if you are still not convinced you never will be.
"Apology Tour" that alone is thread worthy.
No they don't.. I'm already sold.. Policies have changed but none really affect my plans.. Used games never bothered me.. I hate GameStop and don't sell my games.. So removing disk features sucks but I can still go digital.. Kinect looks awesome and so do the games.. Bring on November!
The internet policy was the only one that I really had a problem with. Other than that, I thought Microsoft had a pretty great console. I planned to get a PS4 this year and an XBOX next year (wish I could afford them both). I just favor Playstation's exclusives. But now, Microsoft has flip flopped so much, I don't know what I'll be getting. Will they revert back to their old policies? I don't know what they'll do next. This is a completely different product from what they revealed in May, and at E3.
I didn't care about the internet check in.. I have a solid connection and don't take my console outside of my house.. Plus my phone can perform the check in if I needed it.. Guess it doesn't matter now.. But I understand people had issues with it but I wasn't one of them..
Microsoft is going to have to bring it at GAMESCOM. They need to build some momentum. Sony has it all right now, and they've been mostly silent since E3. Just wait til they start pulling the curtain back on everything at GAMESCOM and the Tokyo Games Show. Sony has just been sitting back watching Microsoft fall off more and more. I want XBOX ONE to succeed because I want to buy one next holiday, but they don't have it together. As a consumer, I feel like I should wait until they get their vision in order. I'll go with PS4 at launch. How many gamers feel this way? I bet a lot.
The next thing that they should pull a reversal on is the next gen controller that still takes AA batteries. I mean for real though. Batteries? What device do you own that still uses disposable batteries? Cell phone? tablet? IPOD? IPAD? Laptop? PS4 controller? Anything? Nope. Just the XBOX controllers. Of all the improvements they supposedly made to the controller, no one thought of adding a chargeable battery? IDIOTS. This is the kind of stuff that makes gamers so mad. It's not hate. It's frustration that a company that's supposedly so smart can make such dumb choices.
MS should start playing darts..... They are scoring 180 after 180. Ooooooooonnnehundred and eeeeeeeightyyyyyyyy
LOL.... ive seen a handful of dart matches...i think it was ESPN.... that numbers dude is awesome.
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