I have no idea what this means in relation to my statement.I love how we live in a future where the course of history was literally altered because of this very backlash, and yet you still manage to type "it doesn't matter."
Yes, I agree. Had we lived in a completely alternate universe where what actually happened was entirely different, then yes, perhaps it would have not mattered.
MS's relatively tone deaf messaging during that period certainly drove me to the PS4, and I'm someone who was, until that point, mostly content to ignore whatever Sony was doing and stick with Xbox. At this point it's not really a grudge, it's just that I see no reason to own an Xbox. I have no software library there, and am content with my Pro, PC, and Switch.
My recollection is hazy, but he said something to the extent of "I'll give you $10 if you can find a time I ever mentioned 'secret sauce' [in reference to some rumored special hardware feature on the Xbox One]"
It was mostly western media trying to play up their darling (Xbox) while downplaying Sony.
You're right. Anthony and Matt started a podcast right after closing (rebelfm) and invited him on since he was living with Anthony.
That is some fucking ether right there. People complain about GaaS a lot now, but as a whole I gotta say the industry is way better than it used to be. Last gen was such just such a huge clusterfuck.How much has changed, honestly?
You could draw a lot of parallels to the general media reaction to things like the Epic Game Store. Epic's transgressions aren't as egregious as Microsoft's, but there's certainly a "who cares about the consumer or the indies" attitude that colors such a huge percentage of words that people ever bothered printing about it.
This is still my favorite post from OldGAF btw (by faceless007):
So forgive me if I find myself not caring one bit when the industry complains that it's just so hard to sell six million copies of Gears of Medal of Battle of Uncharted Angry Dudes VII in the first week and that's why they need to take away used sales for the entire platform. No, the problem isn't at this end."
That's probably my favorite headline from anyone ever.
It's amazing that some ppl to this day still think Sony was going to do the whole DRM, always online thing too.
What 2013 till now shows us is MS just tried to push too much too soon IMO.
I don't think you can make that argument. Had MS been able to move forward with their planned approach, would Game Pass look like it looks today? I think there's every reason to believe MS's underdog status this gen forced them to rethink their approach to their digital offerings, and this is what resulted in a totally different business model than what they were pitching at the start of the gen.Change it to "Xbox One Backlash Shouldn't Matter" and you could write a decent article that was way ahead of the curve considering how things went the last several years even after Microsoft walked back a lot of stuff.
Between things like Game Pass and how digital has all but overtaken retail spending on games (Xbox One SAD selling boatloads at Black Friday this year) it's funny to look back at the stuff they were talking about like sharing digital game licenses and reselling digital games before all that stuff got cancelled.
I'm sure they're all very anxious for you to give them such mercy.He’s not alone, they burned all bridges for me unfortunately. What they tried to pull was insane. Once all the people that were there during the one reveal leave I’ll give them a second chance. Phil Spencer, Major Nelson, Greenberg. Mike Ybarra and Penelo have left.
Might want to compile an exhaustive list, then. This can’t be all of them. Don’t leave out the janitors, too.He’s not alone, they burned all bridges for me unfortunately. What they tried to pull was insane. Once all the people that were there during the one reveal leave I’ll give them a second chance. Phil Spencer, Major Nelson, Greenberg. Mike Ybarra and Penelo have left.
I remember this was big in Germany. While the PS camera was ignored :D Nowadays, this is just how it goes right? Alexa, Cortana, Siri and discovering that real people actually listened to what they recorded. Crazy times.