Jimquisition: The Xbox One: A Lying Failure Machine

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The Xbox One: A Lying Failure Machine

Piece by piece, everything that Microsoft intended the Xbox One to be has eroded away, revealing nothing but dishonesty and shortcomings beneath.

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Jim, I am pretty sure that tie is suppose to look like a penis.

All hail the penis tie.

thank god for penis tie

i like how the podium is becoming more and more populous, like Willam Dafoe is multiplying....

That tie was looking fine.

Besides that, this episode is basically a repeat of the recent apology episode and any post 180 turn Xbox One episode. Filler, I guess that's down to the summer being full of nothing worth thinking about.

Off topic, what is it with Jim Sterling and prawns / shrimp. Why does he show pictures of them whenever he says no? Has he explained it before?

Huh... Jim... you're complaining about Microsoft Lying....you know that's like complaining about water being wet right?

Seriously, which person with sense actually bought the bs MS was shoveling?

The tie was probably a joke.

Also Microsoft. I have some advice. Don't promise the moon while screwing us over and another thing Windows 8.

On a side note, the X-Box One doubled sales after the Kinnectless version came out, but the month before, while people were waiting for this version, sales fell below the Wii U by a serious margin. Even with double the sales, the PS4 was the best-selling console, but with less than 100,000 units sold.

I really don't give a shit about this "generation." I'm going to go play Borderlands 2.

tm96:
The tie was probably a joke.

Also Microsoft. I have some advice. Don't promise the moon while screwing us over and another thing Windows 8.

I think that could apply to many other companies besides Microsoft (cough Ubisoft cough). But it seems like its the way works now. Make a crapton of promises to hype up something. Then cut around half or more because you overshoot in the name of hype. And finally make a half assed apology while you still make millions because we never learn. Bonus points if you get people to defend the product by using the word 'entitled'.

The whole new generation is a failure. You can tell because its considered a big step forward that The Last of Us, a game from the better generation, is now on the newer. So whats considered a great success it merely matching what the old PS3/360 did.
I'll never get a PS4 or Xbone. The games I love or want to play are already on my 360 or my PC. Not one game for the new gen has ever convinced me to buy a new gen system.
The PS4 may be the best selling of the new gen, but it wasn't needed. There was no reason for it. This console war reminds me of the Cold War to some degree. Microsoft has to make a new system because Sony is. And Sony has to make a new system because Microsoft is. And the gamers are caught in the crossfire.

Sweet tie though Jim. Like the black square.

(Don't even bother talking about the Wii U. Its a joke not a system)

C.S.Strowbridge:
Off topic, what is it with Jim Sterling and prawns / shrimp. Why does he show pictures of them whenever he says no? Has he explained it before?

I remember it started with District 9. Maybe prawns have become a symbol of rejection, outright rebellion, a counter to whatever BS the game companies present each and every week.

Shouldn't this site be flooded with WiiU, handheld console, PC games coverage while Xbox One and PS4 get maybe 1/10th the attention of those? Wouldn't this be sending a more positive message about the gaming industry through your actions?

I'm not saying for Yahtzee or Jim Sterling to stop making videos about this. By all means, point out the injustices to consumers so that we don't forget about this issue. Even the escapists podcasters have almost nothing positive to say about the current gen consoles.

It would be nice if the site could follow it's content creators own advice. Spend more time focusing on promoting positive gaming awareness through companies who make 'less evil' decisions.

On topic: Good summary piece all around.
I didn't need more convincing to never support Xbox One but there you have it.

BigTuk:
Huh... Jim... you're complaining about Microsoft Lying....you know that's like complaining about water being wet right?

Seriously, which person with sense actually bought the bs MS was shoveling?

Well, I can't claim to for absolute fact know what people were thinking, but you did get a sizable chunk of people defending Microsoft for their practices. Maybe they knew better, but they sure made it sounds like they thought Microsoft was telling the gospel truth about the Xbone.

> Last week: Slams EA and Ubisoft for apologizing after they lie and fuck up.
> This week: Slams Microsoft for not apologizing after they lie and fuck up.

(Yes, I know that in EA and Ubisoft's case it was because the apologies were ass-covering disingenuous PR fuckery, but the parallel here was too amusing to not point out.)

So Jim is complaining about a situation that he and the others who are like him created? You are complaining because they backed off of creating a media device and subsequently neutered it to stop the whining of people like yourself? It had clear potential that was eliminated the moment the company started making decisions based on game reviewers and silly rant videos.

Kinect may not be ready for prime time. But it is better than it was, and it will continue to get better still. And 5 years from now, people will wonder how there was every a device that wasn't spacial aware and capable of true voice command. It was never going to be anything more than a gimmick when it comes to games, and gaming should never have been the focus of the device.

The only thing the failed to do was emphasize the strengths of the kinect as its own thing. Instead they keep trying to tie it to gaming. When many of the features that could actually make it useful are pushed off as secondary.

MS has a terrible marketing department, for all of their devices and all of their software. Not because of what they are producing, but rather because they are marketing these things as if they are following rather than innovating.

The PS4 is no more relevant than the XBOX one, and that has nothing to do with fanboys or hardware. There was no real need for current gen, and they would have been a lot better off waiting until they were able to mass produce true next gen experiences. Until developers can utilize these devices 100%, both machines are a complete waste of money.

I've hardly noticed that there has been a 'new generation' to be honest. I think many others would feel the same; PC gamers gonna keep on PCing and the mobile gamers gonna keep on mobilin' (and getting the short end of the stick sadly since most people with artistic worth actively avoid the platform)

I don't understand what this generation is supposed to be. Last time it was the "HD generation", but even on technical terms this generation is... kind of the same. 720p and 30fps abound. Shall we call this the "x86 generation"? the "Basically a closed off kind of shit PC" generation? I just don't get what the new consoles are supposed to be except expensively treading water.

Off topic. Every time i misspell Basically spell check keeps suggesting 'Adiabatically'. No Spell-check. I'm done with Thermodynamics. I did my time! YOU CAN'T MAKE ME GO BACK.

C.S.Strowbridge:
On a side note, the X-Box One doubled sales after the Kinnectless version came out, but the month before, while people were waiting for this version, sales fell below the Wii U by a serious margin. Even with double the sales, the PS4 was the best-selling console, but with less than 100,000 units sold.

Question, where does this come from.

"Even with double the sales, the PS4 was the best-selling console, but with less than 100,000 units sold"

NPD 2014 June USA only
PS4: 269k
XBO: 197k
3DS: 152k
Wii U: 140k
360: 62k
PS3: 42k
Wii: 19k
PSV: 15k

BigTuk:
Huh... Jim... you're complaining about Microsoft Lying....you know that's like complaining about water being wet right?

Seriously, which person with sense actually bought the bs MS was shoveling?

His point. You just illustrated it.

LenticularHomicide:
> Last week: Slams EA and Ubisoft for apologizing after they lie and fuck up.
> This week: Slams Microsoft for not apologizing after they lie and fuck up.

(Yes, I know that in EA and Ubisoft's case it was because the apologies were ass-covering disingenuous PR fuckery, but the parallel here was too amusing to not point out.)

Hehehe. Out of context that is a little funny. ;)

I hope you're not the only one to not forget about what they tried to do with the X-box One, Jim.

It's good that they had a change of course, but they fought hard to try and keep it the way it was.

I have no plans to get an Xbone. If I get another microsoft console, it'll be the one that comes after the Xbone that uses backwards compatibility back to the 360 as a feature. But only if they cut down on the other bullshit.

*sigh* I'll never get to play Rock Band again.

C.S.Strowbridge:
On a side note, the X-Box One doubled sales after the Kinnectless version came out, but the month before, while people were waiting for this version, sales fell below the Wii U by a serious margin. Even with double the sales, the PS4 was the best-selling console, but with less than 100,000 units sold.

That true? That's hilarious if so.

"Oh hey guys, we totally double our sales *coughafterlosingatonthemonthbefore* people LOVE the Xbox One now that it is Kinect-Free!"

theApoc:
So Jim is complaining about a situation that he and the others who are like him created? You are complaining because they backed off of creating a media device and subsequently neutered it to stop the whining of people like yourself? It had clear potential that was eliminated the moment the company started making decisions based on game reviewers and silly rant videos.

Kinect may not be ready for prime time. But it is better than it was, and it will continue to get better still. And 5 years from now, people will wonder how there was every a device that wasn't spacial aware and capable of true voice command. It was never going to be anything more than a gimmick when it comes to games, and gaming should never have been the focus of the device.

The only thing the failed to do was emphasize the strengths of the kinect as its own thing. Instead they keep trying to tie it to gaming. When many of the features that could actually make it useful are pushed off as secondary.

MS has a terrible marketing department, for all of their devices and all of their software. Not because of what they are producing, but rather because they are marketing these things as if they are following rather than innovating.

The PS4 is no more relevant than the XBOX one, and that has nothing to do with fanboys or hardware. There was no real need for current gen, and they would have been a lot better off waiting until they were able to mass produce true next gen experiences. Until developers can utilize these devices 100%, both machines are a complete waste of money.

There never will be a "true next gen experience" we are at the end of CPU and GPU performance improvements physics has beaten us.

templar1138a:
I have no plans to get an Xbone. If I get another microsoft console, it'll be the one that comes after the Xbone that uses backwards compatibility back to the 360 as a feature. But only if they cut down on the other bullshit.

*sigh* I'll never get to play Rock Band again.

That will never happen IBM is doing away with there CPU business and Microsoft will never pay IBM billions of dollars for BC for a future console.

Evonisia:
Besides that, this episode is basically a repeat of the recent apology episode and any post 180 turn Xbox One episode. Filler, I guess that's down to the summer being full of nothing worth thinking about.

Maybe it's time for a junk drawer episode? Or a episode where he corrects his former mistakes. Or a episode where he apologized for the shitty reviews og his, especially this one.

But, but guys!

The cloud will fix everything!

captcha: drag race...funny that one captcha.

Jim i meant to say this on last weeks episode but i came up with a good line for pre ordering things. "You wouldn't pre order a piece of fruit."

Good episode, sir!

Lovely seeing this deconstruction of the hard work put in by the PR departments in big, huge, companies. What a fulfilling career choice that must be for both scoundrels and scum.

Not sure what to make of this episode.

On the one hand, I don't particularly disagree with anything that has been said. But on the other hand, now that the Xbox One has changed, and to something people actually want, it does kind of seem like looking for excuses to dislike it.

Then again, maybe it's because I own - and have enjoyed - the Xbox One (I do also own the Wii U and now PS4) that I feel this way. I mean, I'm not going to sit here and applaud them, but equally as well, I'm not going to hold a grudge either.

Well like the video says, we all knew this was bullshit a year ago.

I think a more topical video would be one that calls out Sony for releasing a new console but little else.

babinro:
Shouldn't this site be flooded with WiiU, handheld console, PC games coverage while Xbox One and PS4 get maybe 1/10th the attention of those? Wouldn't this be sending a more positive message about the gaming industry through your actions?

I'm not saying for Yahtzee or Jim Sterling to stop making videos about this. By all means, point out the injustices to consumers so that we don't forget about this issue. Even the escapists podcasters have almost nothing positive to say about the current gen consoles.

It would be nice if the site could follow it's content creators own advice. Spend more time focusing on promoting positive gaming awareness through companies who make 'less evil' decisions.

On topic: Good summary piece all around.
I didn't need more convincing to never support Xbox One but there you have it.

The thing is, the Xbox One and PS4 audience is the one most willing to join gaming sites, read the news, etc. The Wii U and 3DS is more of a niche and Nintendo games do tend to attract younger audiences who won't join gaming sites and read the news. As for PC gaming... I guess they already have their news site or niche community.

Any reason to give Microsoft shit, eh? Same with EA, Ubisoft, etc. People can't get enough of not just criticizing these big companies but rather making a big deal out of everything, and if they decide to reverse course and do something smart? By all means lets shame them for that as well. If anyone wonders why they don't seem to care about "you" as a customer, maybe its because "you" have a tendency to badmouth them no matter what they do. If it were me I'd care very little about the opinions of folks who never had one good thing to say about me, yet go out of their way to talk shit.

Sorry Jim, but your anonymous Hong Kong pink tie is no match for my Quebec twoney white cap. Wait... what is that? A portrait of Mysterio from Spiderman!? Damn, dictator Jim wins again!

Can't help but feel like this video just preaches to the choir.

Most people here were pretty gung-ho about shitting all over M$ and I don't think that has changed much over the course of the year.

Still, it's good to remember the shit they tried to pull instead of praising them for suddenly making the XBone the console it should have been from the get-go.

Silentpony:

(Don't even bother talking about the Wii U. Its a joke not a system)

Um.....I'm not sure I understand. How is it a joke again?

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