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This week started off as an uphill battle for Microsoft, which has frustrated a segment of the core market with its statements on used games and online connectivity. The situation only got more challenging when Sony dropped three consecutive bombs: no used game restrictions, no online connection requirements, and a price $100 (20 percent lower) than the Xbox One.Yesterday, in a conversation with Geoff Keighly on Game Trailers, Microsoft president of interactive entertainment Don Mattrick had this to say when confronted with a question about online connectivity in challenging locales.
When posed the question of people who simply can't connect to the internet due to location or quality of service, Mattrick advises that those consumers simply buy an Xbox 360.
We reached out to Microsoft earlier this morning and are still awaiting their comment on the matter.
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Daily show with Jon Stewart is having a field day with Kinect. Microsoft is screwed.
Microsoft has dug its own grave lol
Don basically said "F*** you, poor and unfortunate people. You have to pay $100 more than ps4, you have to have internet, and you have to follow our rules. If you don't, we don't give a sh*t about you. " Yeah? Well f*** you too Microsoft. Hope you have fun trying to sell your new cable box.
What a jerk, He's basically saying "If you don't have internet then too bad, go buy a 7 year old console."
PS4 has won!
I am officially ashamed to have been a 360 gamer for the last 5 years.
The only reason I can think of that Microsoft is doing this stuff is because they think all the developers are going to flock to their console so that they'll get their share of every game purchase. Once that happens, gamers will be forced to buy their console in order to play those games. It is a dishonest approach and I do believe they are going to fail because of it. A shame, really. I have nothing against Microsoft and I honestly don't care about used games or always online features, but this is a baffling decision.
Any time they talk about graphical fidelity or anything else related to games, I just think "And you are going to do this with 35%+ less resources than PS4 how? If I have read right, PS4 and XB1 both have the same starting power but the 1 is splitting theirs between 3 different operating systems allowing, at best, 2/3 of the power for gaming (a forgiving number probably). So, in a trade of for all of the tv stuff that nobody wants, MS is offering 2/3 of what Sony is offering at the end of this cycle since that is when everybody will be maxing out the systems possibilities. Sounds terrible.
Is a man not entitled to the contents of his Console? NO, says Xbone, It belongs to Microscam
All of this advertising and Sony didn't have to pay a cent for it.
Don better start looking for a new job.
Just go away xbox. I don't care. Getting a PS4. stfu.
I started off this last gen because I liked ps3s all inclusive approach with wifi, blu ray, upgradable hd, and dual boot option ( which i used maybe 3-4 times). Had 4 360's rrod on me that i purchased for multiplayer games and party chat. Only games i dont trade in are ones that I know 5 yrs down the road im going to play again. My console is always connected to the internet barring a power outage. All that said, the x1 im buying for exclusives thats it. Not halo, not gears, not forza, not dead rising, but titanfall and sunset overdrive. Ps4 is getting my multiplatform and multiplayer purchases this time around because simply put, i can trade the games in if for me its not an instant classic, and as i hate rage quiters, i think the x1 is going to increase the amount of afk players drasticly. Still getting both systems, will enjoy them both, but the xbox has as of right now taken sony's place in terms of preferred gaming console.