Microsoft Exec: Offline Gamers Should Stick With Xbox 360

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Compatriot Block:
How has the PR department not told this guy to be quiet? He's gonna get himself fired.

I suspect the fact that they failed to keep him quiet might have put the PR department themselves in the firing line...

cidbahamut:
They really do live in a bubble walled off from reality don't they?

Redmond's weird. It's kind of contiguous with Bellevue (you can make your own asylum joke if you want), and Microsoft has offices there too... but it doesn't really connect to Kirkland, there's a greenbelt between them (I think), and it doesn't really connect to anything else in the area... so... yep. It's its own little insular world.

el_kabong:
As a man who makes his living off of customer service, market analysis, and business partnering this is just amazing for me to watch. Sort of like a concert violinist watching a drunken meth addict play a two-string guitar while he's on fire.

How can Microsoft, a major company, be THIS terrible at PR that they explicitly tell consumer bases not to buy their newest gadget and that gamers fears are just the process of them "imagining outcomes"?! Did they fire their entire legal/PR staff? If not, they need to slap some shovels out of their representatives hands before they dig themselves any deeper.

All I can think is that Microsoft has been watching Apple dictate terms for the last... shit, ten years? And finally got it in their head that the key to slurping up that demographic was to be abusive controlling jackasses. I mean, the entire "it worked for Apple, so it's our key to success" seems to be the thought process at work here.

Though, that certainly doesn't explain the massive PR blunders they've been leaping into. I guess that kinda explains the Orth thing, where he was pulling the internal climate and vomiting it up on Twitter, though, how that ended up on the E3 floor blows my mind.

Starke:
All I can think is that Microsoft has been watching Apple dictate terms for the last... shit, ten years? And finally got it in their head that the key to slurping up that demographic was to be abusive controlling jackasses. I mean, the entire "it worked for Apple, so it's our key to success" seems to be the thought process at work here.

Though, that certainly doesn't explain the massive PR blunders they've been leaping into. I guess that kinda explains the Orth thing, where he was pulling the internal climate and vomiting it up on Twitter, though, how that ended up on the E3 floor blows my mind.

This would be my mode of thinking also. The difference being though, is that, whilst I can't stand Apple, I'm aware they've better marketing i.e. good PR, apparently have great quality products (not sure about that, as my last Apple product died in just 4 months, but, heyho), and they're not so obvious with their tyrannical restrictions.

MS should've learnt that, instead of copying Apple, they could be making money out of making their stuff less restricting. After all, many people stick to Windows BECAUSE they don't charge through the roof for many programs, there's more of a free market, and that in many ways it benefits many customers more than Apple.

You, sir, are an idiot.

I'm honestly thinking that Microsoft have been told to take this stance as an April fool a couple of months ago and havnt quite figured out its a joke. I'm not only put off the XBoxONE but also starting to question PC gaming as I'd have to use a windows PC.

This has seriously got to be the worse PR ever!!!

That was aimed at the Microsoft guy btw, not the previous post - that actually made some good points.

Seems this guy still doesn't know why many people have a problem with the XBOXone online policies, the main reason being (as the last Jimquisition title said so nicely) "the death of ownership."

I like the internet. I like online. I don't like a company forcing me to be online just to play a game that doesn't necessarily require it. I can understand if it is MMO's we are talking about or online multiplayer. Those services need online to function. But with offline/single player games? I shouldn't be forced to need to connect my console to play a game that doesn't need a connection in the first place. All it does is make me feel like Microsoft doesn't trust me and needs to check up on me to make sure I am not doing anything naughty. Not to mention that to me it feels like Microsoft wants to control my every action and empty my wallet while they are at it. I mean, for instance, if this console somehow became popular, what's them to stop from further breaking down the remaining rights we have to what is now called a "license?" What's there to guarantee that Microsoft won't just arbitrarily decide that "we don't need the XBOXone servers anymore, let's shut them down?" Sure, they went on the record to say that would not be the case, but I cannot really trust a company that, back in 2008, invalidated countless licenses because they decided to cancel a certain music service.

Not to mention their worrisome region lock system, which (according to the information available right now) actually seems to further the concept of region locking by locking content down on a per country basis; which will be particularly big "screw you" to, at least, European consumers.

You know the guy who, when playing Call of Duty on Xbox Live, 'accidentally' throws a grenade inside of the car he's stood in front of? That isn't Microsoft.

You know the guy who, upon throwing a grenade inside of a car, decides to jump on top of the car? That isn't Microsoft.

You know the guy who, having jumped on top of a car containing a grenade, stands there calling everyone else on the game a retard for trying to team-kill him by blowing up the car he clearly wanted to use as a vantage point? Nope, still not Microsoft!

You know when this guy spends the last three seconds of his life prior to the grenade going off trying to team-kill? That is Microsoft; the guy called a fuckwit by the the fuckwits that regular fuckwits call fuckwit.

If enough of the games come to both 360 and 1 then they are saying that it is pointless to buy the one.

Are you really trying to tell me not to buy your console? That's gotta be the stupidest business move since AYDS candy and the Tiddy Bear.

In fact, this is like if those two companies combined and called themselves "Tiddy Ayds".

I'm getting the feeling that by the end of this there will be no face-palm big enough to handle all of Microsoft's idiocy about this.

Yeah, I was upset about the Xbox One at first, but now I just feel sorry for Microsoft. They're really do seem to think that these are good idea.

Uh actually this is Microsoft's entire marketing strategy let me demonstrate:

Operation systems:
2000- Workable, kind of clunky (bad)
XP- Perfection, still in use in less wealthy nations(good)
Vista- Garbage (bad)
Windows 7 - Like XP but with a modern look for modern devices. (good)
Windows 8 - like vista with a modern look for modern devices. (bad)

They constantly cycle between good and bad generations of hardware. They do this because they still want to make a good profit in between years where they tell themselves "Well we've got nothing new." And also having a bad release makes your next release comparatively better.

Now they apply it to xbox:

Xbox- Overshadowed by the PS2 and GC in almost every aspect.
Xbox 360- King of Consoles in the english speaking world.
Xbox one- 359 worse than 360.

Okay yah I'm a conspiracy theorist.

crepesack :
Operation systems:
2000- Workable, kind of clunky (bad)
XP- Perfection, still in use in less wealthy nations(good)
Vista- Garbage (bad)
Windows 7 - Like XP but with a modern look for modern devices. (good)
Windows 8 - like vista with a modern look for modern devices. (bad)

You are missing a whole lot of Windows versions there, such as:

Windows 1: Bad
Windows 2: Bad
WIndows 3: Bad
Windows 95: Bad
Windows 98: Bad
Windows NT: Not too bad, but still pretty bad.

And now everything there were going to do is going to be reversed. Things like this should be archived and rubbed into their faces in the next few months. They told us not to buy their system

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