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« Reply #195 on: May 25, 2013, 02:32:03 AM »

I was speaking with a friend of mine recently regarding this xbone fiasco, and he said something that put this whole thing in massive perspective for me.

"I'm an xbox fan, I'm gonna buy it anyway".

He's in the larger percentage of gamers who simply follow a brandname and a trend. It's why the 360 did so well even though they fucking died 1 in 3 times. They don't care what terrible shit it forces onto us, or what kind of power they give manufacturers and publishers by saying things like that. His friends are gonna buy it, so he is also gonna buy it. Always online? Fine, I'm always online anyway. Charging for used games? Don't buy used anyway. I asked him " How the hell do these things not completely piss you off as a consumer? They're telling you how you can use your stuff basically. Don't you care about what you're losing by supporting this?"

"Nah man, I just wanna play that call of duty with my boys".

This....is why MS can and will get away with this shit. This is why Robert Kotick got away with being a major dick regarding infinity ward. This is why EA has been voted worst company 2 times in a row....because people are content with being stupid...as long as their buddies are being stupid as well.

I think I need new friends.
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« Reply #196 on: May 25, 2013, 02:52:30 AM »

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« Reply #197 on: May 25, 2013, 03:24:08 AM »

"I'm an xbox fan, I'm gonna buy it anyway".

"Nah man, I just wanna play that call of duty with my boys".

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« Reply #198 on: May 25, 2013, 03:33:26 AM »

I was speaking with a friend of mine recently regarding this xbone fiasco, and he said something that put this whole thing in massive perspective for me.

"I'm an xbox fan, I'm gonna buy it anyway".

He's in the larger percentage of gamers who simply follow a brandname and a trend. It's why the 360 did so well even though they fucking died 1 in 3 times. They don't care what terrible shit it forces onto us, or what kind of power they give manufacturers and publishers by saying things like that. His friends are gonna buy it, so he is also gonna buy it. Always online? Fine, I'm always online anyway. Charging for used games? Don't buy used anyway. I asked him " How the hell do these things not completely piss you off as a consumer? They're telling you how you can use your stuff basically. Don't you care about what you're losing by supporting this?"

"Nah man, I just wanna play that call of duty with my boys".

This....is why MS can and will get away with this shit. This is why Robert Kotick got away with being a major dick regarding infinity ward. This is why EA has been voted worst company 2 times in a row....because people are content with being stupid...as long as their buddies are being stupid as well.

I think I need new friends.
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« Reply #199 on: May 25, 2013, 04:12:05 AM »

i work with people like that....and guess what? they all play CoD on ps3 because the online is free.
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« Reply #200 on: May 25, 2013, 05:05:36 AM »

i work with people like that....and guess what? they all play CoD on ps3 because the online is free.

But...what about their boys?!
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« Reply #201 on: May 25, 2013, 06:14:56 AM »

"Nah man, I just wanna play that call of duty with my boys".

To think that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare came out 7 years ago and started this shit show really is amazing.
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« Reply #202 on: May 25, 2013, 09:16:30 AM »

I think Microsoft knows all this. I think they realize quite well that the core gamers and niche gamers aren't going to put up with what they're trying to pull with the anti-consumer BS. That's why their presentation was entirely focused around the "bro" gamer. Here's some sports and Call of Duty, which is the only reason you're sticking with XBox anyway, so whatever.

Frankly, I say who cares. I doubt Microsoft's anti-consumer policies are going to start becoming market trends except with maybe EA and Activision. So let them take advantage of their customers, just don't get caught up in their nonsense. Microsoft seems to be gambling on the thought that the "bro" gamer and "gotta have everything" gamer demographics will be enough to carry them. I say we let them take that bet.
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« Reply #203 on: May 25, 2013, 12:01:56 PM »

Here's another group of people who probably can't use the Xbox One - People with small rooms.

When the Kinect first came out, I was interested in it, but I heard the system would freak out and be useless if you used it in an apartment or a place that was small. Since I lived in a 600 square foot apartment, I never got one. I heard they came out with accessories that made it work in smaller spaces, but they were iffy. They'd really have to improve the kinect as a whole to work in ANY room or there's gonna be a lot of people who can't buy this system.

My friend and I also discussed how REDUNDANT all of this TV bullshit is. Really, my directtv box? Has apps. My PS3? Apps. My TV? Apps. My 50 dollar goddamn roku box? Is all about apps.  Everything now comes with apps that when companies push systems that are more multimedia (and not game) based, it's like, "What's the goddamn point? My TV does that already."
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« Reply #204 on: May 25, 2013, 12:18:20 PM »

Speaking of redundant TV bullshit.

http://www.inquisitr.com/674962/xbox-one-microsoft-files-patent-for-tv-achievements/

Gotta get those 'chievos.
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« Reply #205 on: May 25, 2013, 12:25:13 PM »

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« Reply #206 on: May 25, 2013, 02:11:43 PM »

Here's another group of people who probably can't use the Xbox One - People with small rooms.

When the Kinect first came out, I was interested in it, but I heard the system would freak out and be useless if you used it in an apartment or a place that was small. Since I lived in a 600 square foot apartment, I never got one. I heard they came out with accessories that made it work in smaller spaces, but they were iffy. They'd really have to improve the kinect as a whole to work in ANY room or there's gonna be a lot of people who can't buy this system.

Well to be fair, Kinect 2 is supposedly much better in that regard (though it's not like anyone outside of MS has gone hands on with it...).  They're promising it will work within 2ft or something.

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My friend and I also discussed how REDUNDANT all of this TV bullshit is. Really, my directtv box? Has apps. My PS3? Apps. My TV? Apps. My 50 dollar goddamn roku box? Is all about apps.  Everything now comes with apps that when companies push systems that are more multimedia (and not game) based, it's like, "What's the goddamn point? My TV does that already."


Yeah, exactly.  Who is going to pay $400 for a device to do something they can probably already do with the devices they have...
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« Reply #207 on: May 25, 2013, 03:07:08 PM »

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« Reply #208 on: May 25, 2013, 04:39:06 PM »

Hope they at least enjoyed a trip to Washington because what the hell. Could've at least let them in or something, I wonder if other international journalists had the same issues?
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« Reply #209 on: May 25, 2013, 08:03:52 PM »

Microsoft Blames Gaming Media For Xbox One Consumer Rage? -- CinemaBlend

Microsoft Digs Bigger Hole Over Used Games -- Giant Bomb
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