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Re: So, Is Microsoft Trying to Kill the Xbox One?
Posted by: Rob Enderle 2013-08-12 06:23:19
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There's another video game console fight coming, and Microsoft's latest -- the Xbox One -- has a hard act to follow as it joins the fray. The Xbox 360 has been outselling both the Nintendo and Sony consoles for some time now. I'm guessing Microsoft felt it had an unfair advantage, because it apparently has been doing its level best to scare gamers away from the Xbox One ever since it was announced. This isn't Sony or Nintendo torpedoing the product. Nope -- the Xbox problems are all coming from Microsoft.

Re: So, Is Microsoft Trying to Kill the Xbox One?
Posted by: zpoc 2013-11-07 23:00:21 In reply to: Rob Enderle
"the Xbox 360, took on the competition and eventually dominated the gaming segment. It has been outselling both the Nintendo and Sony consoles for some time now."

what? you realize that the xbox 360 trails behind both the wii AND the ps3 in global sales, right? it's not exactly secret information. anyone attempting to write about the subject should be expected to put the 5 minutes of time in to researching this. the ps3 even came out a year later than the 360 and struggled for its first 2 years on the market to keep pace with its competition, and yet, despite that major handicap, it's actually pulled ahead in sales. so no, the xbox 360 is not "dominating" - it's holding it's own, which is feat enough, but there's no need to exaggerate it's achievements.

Steve Jobs is dead
Posted by: JDizzle420 2013-09-18 01:41:49 In reply to: Rob Enderle
"This is like Bizarro Steve Jobs is running Xbox marketing. He's not -- he's running Apple." Did you even read article? What is REALLY sad is that you didn't even finish reading the sentence that you quoted. "When this sort of thing has happened in the past, I've suggested Steve Jobs was likely paying someone inside the company to sabotage the effort, but I'm pretty sure Steve isn't doing that this time -- though if anyone could, he'd be the guy who would do it." It is obvious that he has no idea Steve Jobs is no longer living. Well it's obvious to everyone but you apparently. Do you attack people personally to try and make up for your intellectual inadequacies? I feel sorry for you.

Steve Jobs is dead.
Posted by: JDizzle420 2013-09-17 16:22:37 In reply to: Rob Enderle
How is it that, given your profession, you don't know that Steve Jobs has been dead for two years? HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW THIS!?!?!?!? You seriously fail at your job man. I'd fire you....

Re: Steve Jobs is dead.
Posted by: just4kicks 2013-09-17 16:35:53 In reply to: JDizzle420
We get the 420 reference JDizzle. Time to put down the reefer and take a reading comprehension course. The author wrote 'When this sort of thing has happened in the past ... PAST ... referring to when Steve Jobs WAS alive. Don't forget to exhale.

Your friend,
Jeff Spicoli

Re: Steve Jobs is dead.
Posted by: zpoc 2013-11-07 23:05:19 In reply to: just4kicks
in his defense, the article states that jobs "is" running apple - as in present tense, not past tense. which would imply the author thinks jobs still actually is running the business.

Re: So, Is Microsoft Trying to Kill the Xbox One?
Posted by: cvx 2013-08-13 09:29:12 In reply to: Rob Enderle
The Xbox one is a problem that should not have happened. Many like Rob so enthused that the downsides did not occur to them. Play games in other rooms of the house, but how about at bob's place? No? Trade and buy used games? Backwards compatible? Many people wanted to be able to buy a base system then upgrade as finances and need arose. Many people are not taking home 6 figures. Many are struggling paycheck to paycheck.
The restriction on games is a big issue. Of course gamers want to be able to play game on other machines and not have a list of "approved" users. perhaps I want to sell my old game so I can buy one I have not already mastered. Or take the game to a friend's house to play
Since the Snowden affair people suddenly got it about privacy. A kinect always spying on you and your household. Always on the internet? Then once a day? Why? Oh yes so every game got approved? A vast majority want to play games. Many are in the military or other occupations or site where internet service is intermittent, non-existent or very slow.
When hackers can see into your house through the video cameras how long to they hack(if they have not already) the Kinect system to broadcast those pictures of you and family members in undress, compromising positions all uploaded to the web.
Some of the restrictions were to monetize the experience not provide ease of use. The cloud. Yes Microsoft wants the monetize it all no DVD, no Blu-ray Just cloud. Generally the arrogant we know better than you approach rankled. Microsoft messed up.
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