Xbone Week #4

Xbone Week #4

You aren't fooling anyone.

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Ahhh trying to appear hip to appeal to the very demographic they're alienating (pun intended).

You stay classy Microsoft.

The voice I heard in my head, while reading the exects' dialogue will haunt my dreams forever

Oh, did she ever get together with the praying mantis guy?

Eating children in a tie is less main street and more Wall street. We want them to feel safe

"With the Kinnect you can get up and walk"

Grey Carter:
You aren't fooling anyone.

"I feel happy! I feel happy!"

I refuse to believe I'm the only person who read the executives' dialogue in the voice of Morbo from Futurama.

Colonel Mustard:
I refuse to believe I'm the only person who read the executives' dialogue in the voice of Morbo from Futurama.

Actually, I was thinking of Lur, given the human-eating angle, but they're pretty much the same!

'If we take off our ties and roll up our sleeves, we look just like the commonfolk.'

It didn't work for David Cameron and it won't work for anyone else.

DocZombie:

Colonel Mustard:
I refuse to believe I'm the only person who read the executives' dialogue in the voice of Morbo from Futurama.

Actually, I was thinking of Lur, given the human-eating angle, but they're pretty much the same!

Come to think of it, he does kind of look like Lur...

Daystar Clarion:
'If we take off our ties and roll up our sleeves, we look just like the commonfolk.'

It didn't work for David Cameron and we won't work for anyone else.

Wait, you work for David Cameron and you refuse to work for anyone else? What kind of monster are you?!

Daystar Clarion:
'If we take off our ties and roll up our sleeves, we look just like the commonfolk.'

It didn't work for David Cameron and we won't work for anyone else.

Worked for Boris, if by commonfolk you mean tramps.

Colonel Mustard:

DocZombie:

Colonel Mustard:
I refuse to believe I'm the only person who read the executives' dialogue in the voice of Morbo from Futurama.

Actually, I was thinking of Lur, given the human-eating angle, but they're pretty much the same!

Come to think of it, he does kind of look like Lur...

Daystar Clarion:
'If we take off our ties and roll up our sleeves, we look just like the commonfolk.'

It didn't work for David Cameron and we won't work for anyone else.

Wait, you work for David Cameron and you refuse to work for anyone else? What kind of monster are you?!

Typo? What typo?

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SonicWaffle:

Daystar Clarion:
'If we take off our ties and roll up our sleeves, we look just like the commonfolk.'

It didn't work for David Cameron and we won't work for anyone else.

Worked for Boris, if by commonfolk you mean tramps.

Them too.

Can't say I really paid attention to that.
How do you think they should have dressed, then?

SonicWaffle:

Daystar Clarion:
'If we take off our ties and roll up our sleeves, we look just like the commonfolk.'

It didn't work for David Cameron and we won't work for anyone else.

Worked for Boris, if by commonfolk you mean tramps.

Where do you live where tramps look like Boris?
I mean, if they did, I might feel a bit bad for killing them and sucking their souls.

They should dress up as devils for E3. It be a change of pace.

Daystar Clarion:
'If we take off our ties and roll up our sleeves, we look just like the commonfolk.'

It didn't work for David Cameron and it won't work for anyone else.

I laughed. That is all.

Oh Microsoft, stuck way to far up your own arse to know what good PR looks like, but not far enough to forget that exists. That's what leads to the Xbone.

They can hide all they want... they're still suits. And that is a reality which is far worse than any baby-eating space aliens.

Renegade-pizza:
The voice I heard in my head, while reading the exects' dialogue will haunt my dreams forever

I read it imagining the voice of H.G. Blob from Futurama. :)

SonicWaffle:

Daystar Clarion:
'If we take off our ties and roll up our sleeves, we look just like the commonfolk.'

It didn't work for David Cameron and we won't work for anyone else.

Worked for Boris, if by commonfolk you mean tramps.

No, just 'no'. People like Boris because he's so much of an oaf that he can mask his horrible policies with his persona. They don't like him because of the way he dresses.

Evil Smurf:
They should dress up as devils for E3. It be a change of pace.

Yeah, being honest to consumers would be a good start to erasing that devilish image. Besides, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right?

Am I the only one who isn't really bothered by what they're wearing?

I wear business casual to work all the time. It's smart but... casual. Requires a small degree of ironing skills to get a shirt smoothed, starched and creased, too.

CrimsonBlack:
Am I the only one who isn't really bothered by what they're wearing?

No, I agree with you. No one is disputing the fact that the conference was a colossal failure, but picking on the presenters' attire seems a bit nitpicky and beside the point.

DocZombie:

Colonel Mustard:
I refuse to believe I'm the only person who read the executives' dialogue in the voice of Morbo from Futurama.

Actually, I was thinking of Lur, given the human-eating angle, but they're pretty much the same!

Especially that they are voiced by the same guy... :)

Wouldn't it be great if they actually just asked us what we wanted, then made that? What do you want? Faster, more RAM, more storage, faster upgrade cycles instead of ignoring Moore's Law, but with backward compatibility so it doesn't strain the developers...

Wait. We already have those. They're just not called consoles.

Farther than stars:

SonicWaffle:

Daystar Clarion:
'If we take off our ties and roll up our sleeves, we look just like the commonfolk.'

It didn't work for David Cameron and we won't work for anyone else.

Worked for Boris, if by commonfolk you mean tramps.

No, just 'no'. People like Boris because he's so much of an oaf that he can mask his horrible policies with his persona. They don't like him because of the way he dresses.

And part of that facade of oafishness (because the guy is clearly a lot smarter than he's letting on) is his wild and crazy attention-grabbing appearance. It's an obvious part of the package, especially evident when he's stood next to the multitude of faceless, indistinguishable politicians with tidy hair, practiced dead-eyed smiles and neat-as-a-pin outfits. It's a clear statement that "I am not like them", designed to fit in with the outspoken attitude and distance himself from the career politician archetype.

Lieju:
Where do you live where tramps look like Boris?

Winchester. We have a higher class of everything here. Granted they're still homeless, but I was raised in Southampton and lived a few years in High Wycombe so compared to the tramps in those horrendous shitholes, Winchester ones are rather clean and polite.

As someone who thinks that ties are one the worst abominations of this world, I really don't understand why MS are being ridiculed for NOT wearing them.

I mean, seriously, what are the point of ties? If they had pockets, maybe, but as it is, they're useless little flaps of cloth dangling from your throat. Utter Bollocks.

Personally, I don't think anyone should be dressing up at all for these types of things. We're not showing off the merging of two bank dynasties, we're showing off flipping video games! Put on a comfortable T-shirt, some cargo pants, and be done with it.

That leads into another problem I have with these shows...It's always some nob that knows absolutely nothing about games, nor cares about them, that ends up showing them off! Instead of the developers themselves doing it. But that's another issue entirely...

SonicWaffle:

Farther than stars:

SonicWaffle:

Worked for Boris, if by commonfolk you mean tramps.

No, just 'no'. People like Boris because he's so much of an oaf that he can mask his horrible policies with his persona. They don't like him because of the way he dresses.

And part of that facade of oafishness (because the guy is clearly a lot smarter than he's letting on) is his wild and crazy attention-grabbing appearance. It's an obvious part of the package, especially evident when he's stood next to the multitude of faceless, indistinguishable politicians with tidy hair, practiced dead-eyed smiles and neat-as-a-pin outfits. It's a clear statement that "I am not like them", designed to fit in with the outspoken attitude and distance himself from the career politician archetype.

I misunderstood you at first. I thought you meant that the tramps or the 'commonfolk' or whoever were supporting Boris because he looks like them. But the idea that his persona separates himself with the political class and is thereby more appealing to the majority of voters, that's something I can easily agree with.
However, whether he's smarter than he's letting on really depends on what side of the political spectrum you fall on, but he certainly is Machiavellian in his attitude to politics, that much is true.

DVS BSTrD:
Eating children in a tie is less main street and more Wall street. We want them to feel safe

"With the Kinnect you can get up and walk"

Grey Carter:
You aren't fooling anyone.

"I feel happy! I feel happy!"

<clonk!> Audience: "Thank you." Grey: "Don't mention it."
While we're still on Holy Grail, it's hard to find who is the king here, the one who doesn't have shit all over him.

Not the first time I have heard this comment about the business casual, but the first time I've seen the issue's reasoning put as such.

:) Interesting.

Personally I like the look with a tie better.

Farther than stars:
However, whether he's smarter than he's letting on really depends on what side of the political spectrum you fall on, but he certainly is Machiavellian in his attitude to politics, that much is true.

I'm a dirty unwashed liberal scumbag by the standards of some (our more popular national newspapers, certainly) but even I don't think he's a foolish man. My money is on him being a supervillain beneath all that bluster and the friendly attitude. He's playing that stinking city like a harp from Hell!

SonicWaffle:
My money is on him being a supervillain beneath all that bluster and the friendly attitude. He's playing that stinking city like a harp from Hell!

I'm not convinced.

I mean, if he was, surely he would have taken the golden opportunity the London olympic games presented and use it to order the construction of a stadium that turns into a giant robot, or transmit a mind-control message in the opening ceremony.

Mr.Savage:

That leads into another problem I have with these shows...It's always some nob that knows absolutely nothing about games, nor cares about them, that ends up showing them off! Instead of the developers themselves doing it. But that's another issue entirely...

Didn't they show off developers too, though?

Evil Smurf:
They should dress up as devils for E3. It be a change of pace.

Honesty would indeed be a change of pace for them.

The long and short of it is that unless Microsoft's presentation at E3 is the sexiest thing since sex, I just don't see a way for them to come back from this horrendous PR nightmare. I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft takes EA's "Worst Company in America" crown next year.

Lieju:

SonicWaffle:
My money is on him being a supervillain beneath all that bluster and the friendly attitude. He's playing that stinking city like a harp from Hell!

I'm not convinced.

I mean, if he was, surely he would have taken the golden opportunity the London olympic games presented and use it to order the construction of a stadium that turns into a giant robot, or transmit a mind-control message in the opening ceremony.

Thing is, how do you know he didn't?!

Mind control, after all. All Boris would need to do is tell us to remember a pleasant opening ceremony and then go about our business. We have no way to know what really happened.

Colonel Mustard:
I refuse to believe I'm the only person who read the executives' dialogue in the voice of Morbo from Futurama.

We all did.

Lieju:

Mr.Savage:

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Didn't they show off developers too, though?

I meant that in a general sense. I never actually watched the Xbone reveal, myself. :P

SonicWaffle:

Lieju:

SonicWaffle:
My money is on him being a supervillain beneath all that bluster and the friendly attitude. He's playing that stinking city like a harp from Hell!

I'm not convinced.

I mean, if he was, surely he would have taken the golden opportunity the London olympic games presented and use it to order the construction of a stadium that turns into a giant robot, or transmit a mind-control message in the opening ceremony.

Thing is, how do you know he didn't?!

Mind control, after all. All Boris would need to do is tell us to remember a pleasant opening ceremony and then go about our business. We have no way to know what really happened.

Well, James Bond was there too, right?

I like to think we missed a big battle between Boris and Bond.
Boris standing next to the olympic flame, giving his evil monologue to the hypnotized growd, Bond jumping in, but look, Boris has an ace up in his sleeve; a Boris bike-atron, a giant robot transformer made of bicycles!
It almost seems like the agent is defeated, when the queen lands from the sky and beats him with the aid of her military-trained attack-corgis.

We all probably just missed it because everyone stopped watching when the flag-parade started. (I know I did).

 

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