Lowest point yet for the Xbox brand?

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#1 Posted by joel_c17 (2805 posts) -

So after the revelations regarding MS paying sites for positive exposure for their Xbone and the fact that the console has much less demand than the PS4 - has this been the worst 12 months ever for the Xbox brand? I can't believe gamers aren't more outraged regarding this - This just puts a huge question mark over all past and future MS reviews and previews.

I propose that from now on we put a * after each Xbox exclusive score. For example gears of war 3 is now a 9.5*.

Oh and let's not forget the whole DRM fiasco. Been a bad year for Xbone indeed :-(

Oh and inb4 "bu bu bu sonyz does it too"

#2 Posted by Shewgenja (7973 posts) -

The question no one seems to be asking is what exactly was the catalyst to make MS do that promotion in the first place.

#3 Posted by Evo_nine (1583 posts) -

but sony does this too

#4 Posted by no-scope-AK47 (2656 posts) -

They have to do something the xbox brand has yet to make any money after 3 gens for M$.

#5 Edited by R3FURBISHED (10072 posts) -

@joel_c17: Definitely lowest point for the Xbox brand....never mind the fact that the Xbox One has sold stupendously well.

#6 Posted by Shewgenja (7973 posts) -

@joel_c17: Definitely lowest point for the Xbox brand....never mind the fact that the Xbox One has sold stupendously well.

still less than the WiiU did in the same amount of time.

#7 Edited by R3FURBISHED (10072 posts) -
#8 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25444 posts) -

The lowest point was Spring/Summer 2013, that whole debacle. So much funny and stupid shit was happening with that company in such a short window of time.

#10 Edited by wis3boi (30926 posts) -

Paying for positive image? Yeah, it's this thing called "Advertising" maybe you've heard of it

#11 Posted by joel_c17 (2805 posts) -

@joel_c17: Definitely lowest point for the Xbox brand....never mind the fact that the Xbox One has sold stupendously well.

*apparently it has been selling well. You cant trust MS with this kind of information anymore. They say they quote sold through to customers yet you can find xbones on the shelf pretty much anywhere, and in the UK they still have day 1 consoles for sale. From now on a * will be placed after all sales results that MS report as well as after every score a game receives from a website.

@Evo_nine said:

but sony does this too

sorry i got in b4 that - show me proof they do this.

#12 Edited by donalbane (16150 posts) -
#13 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6246 posts) -

Can't wait to get a PS4 and join the Sony family. I look forward to many world class exclusives.

#14 Posted by kingtito (4742 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:
@R3FURBISHED said:

@joel_c17: Definitely lowest point for the Xbox brand....never mind the fact that the Xbox One has sold stupendously well.

*apparently it has been selling well. You cant trust MS with this kind of information anymore. They say they quote sold through to customers yet you can find xbones on the shelf pretty much anywhere, and in the UK they still have day 1 consoles for sale. From now on a * will be placed after all sales results that MS report as well as after every score a game receives from a website.

@Evo_nine said:

but sony does this too

sorry i got in b4 that - show me proof they do this.

But you can trust a company that combined it's number with previous gen consoles. A company that ALSO reports units shipped as sold just like everyone else. Hypocrite much cow?

#15 Edited by Evo_nine (1583 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:
@R3FURBISHED said:

@joel_c17: Definitely lowest point for the Xbox brand....never mind the fact that the Xbox One has sold stupendously well.

*apparently it has been selling well. You cant trust MS with this kind of information anymore. They say they quote sold through to customers yet you can find xbones on the shelf pretty much anywhere, and in the UK they still have day 1 consoles for sale. From now on a * will be placed after all sales results that MS report as well as after every score a game receives from a website.

@Evo_nine said:

but sony does this too

sorry i got in b4 that - show me proof they do this.

Sony actually pioneered the practice of fake marketing.

http://www.imediaconnection.com/news/12874.asp

but nice try. I hate to inform you of this kid, but the world is not all rainbows and lollipops. Greed is good and business is business. This might hurt you....but sony....*sigh* is .....NOT your friend

:`(

#16 Posted by betamaxx83 (351 posts) -

I like Microsoft's strategy. I like it a lot. Keep up the good work Xflop team

#17 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (5913 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

but sony does this too

But Sony does this too.

#18 Posted by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

I am still waiting for the proof that MS actually did this when almost all point to machinima including an almost exact same contract they did before but only Microsofts name added.

It's why no one is spreading this across news sources like the DRM thing. There's nothing there.

#19 Edited by joel_c17 (2805 posts) -

@Evo_nine: Random blogs are one thing - major gaming sites are another. They are here to me analytical and unbiased. Its just like never trusting something MSN say about gaming, because you know they are owned by MS.

#20 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149559 posts) -

I am still waiting for the proof that MS actually did this when almost all point to machinima including an almost exact same contract they did before but only Microsofts name added.

It's why no one is spreading this across news sources like the DRM thing. There's nothing there.

MS knows what their promotions are....whether they admit to it or not. They aren't in the dark about it. It's kind of naive to think they are.

#21 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (5913 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

@joel_c17 said:
@R3FURBISHED said:

@joel_c17: Definitely lowest point for the Xbox brand....never mind the fact that the Xbox One has sold stupendously well.

*apparently it has been selling well. You cant trust MS with this kind of information anymore. They say they quote sold through to customers yet you can find xbones on the shelf pretty much anywhere, and in the UK they still have day 1 consoles for sale. From now on a * will be placed after all sales results that MS report as well as after every score a game receives from a website.

@Evo_nine said:

but sony does this too

sorry i got in b4 that - show me proof they do this.

Sony actually pioneered the practice of fake marketing.

http://www.imediaconnection.com/news/12874.asp

but nice try. I hate to inform you of this kid, but the world is not all rainbows and lollipops. Greed is good and business is business. This might hurt you....but sony....*sigh* is .....NOT your friend

:`(

Sony pays sites to put out false information. Look at the whole 1080p debacle the Digital Foundry and IGN threw in our faces how the PS4 versions of CoD Ghosts and BF4 looked soo much better on the PS4. You didn't need good vision to see the X1 versions were crisper looking. In the end the truth came out that when they reviewed the PS4 version IT WASNT IN 1080P!!!!!!!!!! and the X1 version was in colorblind mode.

This all got kicked under a rug because cows refused to accept this. These sites got caught with their pants down. Did they do it because they were fanboys? No, they did it because they were paid.

Corporation's are evil bastards that will do anything to earn your business. MS isn't inventing the book on how to play dirty, it was already written.

#22 Posted by joel_c17 (2805 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha: Haha guy with a xbox character as his avatar defending his precious console to the death - sad times when people blindly worship a company even when they have been caught using filthy, disgusting, and shady marketing practices. Dark days for gaming indeed :(

#23 Posted by kingtito (4742 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:

@FoxbatAlpha:

Haha guy with a xbox character as his avatar defending his precious console to the death - sad times when people blindly worship a company even when they have been caught using filthy, disgusting, and shady marketing practices. Dark days for gaming indeed :(

What's sad is what's happened to SWs because of posters like you.

Hey you just described cows down to a t. "I'd never pay to play online, Sony would never charge us." I guess that never happened huh? p2p is now ok because Sony is the one charging us. Hypocrite much?

#24 Edited by FoxbatAlpha (5913 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:

@FoxbatAlpha:

Haha guy with a xbox character as his avatar defending his precious console to the death - sad times when people blindly worship a company even when they have been caught using filthy, disgusting, and shady marketing practices. Dark days for gaming indeed :(

That's the way you see it but I see it the other way. Sonyheads are the ones that have been lied to over and over again and just kick it aside. Why don't you do some research on how Sony loves you so much.

Start here at the PS3 launch and work your way up. I'll get your research started. http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/sonys-ps3-disappointment-timeline-continued-25247543/

#25 Edited by lundy86_4 (42687 posts) -

The sooner you get past this, the better off we'll all be.

#26 Edited by Evo_nine (1583 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:

@Evo_nine: Random blogs are one thing - major gaming sites are another. They are here to me analytical and unbiased. Its just like never trusting something MSN say about gaming, because you know they are owned by MS.

Oh ok I see....so its friendly when sony does it but evil when Microsoft do it.

Brainwashed much? lol

dear o dear.

#27 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (5913 posts) -
#28 Edited by treedoor (7478 posts) -

It makes me downright furious when a company pays people to promote their product.

#29 Posted by joel_c17 (2805 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha: Ah ok i must have forgotten how sony screwed gamers by trying to bring in DRM. They are so evilz... Originally the ps3 sucked donkey balls - but sony turned it around and now its the best last gen console by a fair margin. Plus they also push new ips and dont milk the same ol crap every gen. So yeah i think sony is great for gamers :)

#30 Posted by treedoor (7478 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:

@FoxbatAlpha:

Ah ok i must have forgotten how sony screwed gamers by trying to bring in DRM. They are so evilz... Originally the ps3 sucked donkey balls - but sony turned it around and now its the best last gen console by a fair margin. Plus they also push new ips and dont milk the same ol crap every gen. So yeah i think sony is great for gamers :)

Sony actually did push DRM on consoles last gen with their online pass program.

Luckily that failed for every dev that pushed for it.

#31 Posted by I_can_haz (6493 posts) -

@treedoor said:

@joel_c17 said:

@FoxbatAlpha:

Ah ok i must have forgotten how sony screwed gamers by trying to bring in DRM. They are so evilz... Originally the ps3 sucked donkey balls - but sony turned it around and now its the best last gen console by a fair margin. Plus they also push new ips and dont milk the same ol crap every gen. So yeah i think sony is great for gamers :)

Sony actually did push DRM on consoles last gen with their online pass program.

Luckily that failed for every dev that pushed for it.

Online Pass =/= DRM.

With hat kind of stupid thinking Xbox Live is DRM. The online pass is there to prevent people that buy the game used to play online on Sony servers without paying an extra fee. You can still play your games offline if you don't feel like paying for the online pass. DRM is there to prevent you from playing the game at all (offline or online) if you don't have an internet connection. They are two totally different things. Get your facts straight and stop spewing bullshit.

#32 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (5913 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:

@FoxbatAlpha:

Ah ok i must have forgotten how sony screwed gamers by trying to bring in DRM. They are so evilz... Originally the ps3 sucked donkey balls - but sony turned it around and now its the best last gen console by a fair margin. Plus they also push new ips and dont milk the same ol crap every gen. So yeah i think sony is great for gamers :)

You are the typical Sony fanboy that turns a blind eye to everything bad Sony does and shits on everything MS does. Good or bad. And you say SW is sad because of people like me who worship blindly. LOL you don't make a damn bit of sense. "oh but bu bu DRM" Da fuck outta here.

#33 Edited by FoxbatAlpha (5913 posts) -

@treedoor said:

@joel_c17 said:

@FoxbatAlpha:

Ah ok i must have forgotten how sony screwed gamers by trying to bring in DRM. They are so evilz... Originally the ps3 sucked donkey balls - but sony turned it around and now its the best last gen console by a fair margin. Plus they also push new ips and dont milk the same ol crap every gen. So yeah i think sony is great for gamers :)

Sony actually did push DRM on consoles last gen with their online pass program.

Luckily that failed for every dev that pushed for it.

Online Pass =/= DRM.

With hat kind of stupid thinking Xbox Live is DRM. The online pass is there to prevent people that buy the game used to play online on Sony servers without paying an extra fee. You can still play your games offline if you don't feel like paying for the online pass. DRM is there to prevent you from playing the game at all (offline or online) if you don't have an internet connection. They are two totally different things. Get your facts straight and stop spewing bullshit.

Online Pass is enforced by the publishers, hence EA and BF3 for example. Don't know if BF4 has it but I am sure it does.

#34 Edited by cainetao11 (15972 posts) -

@joel_c17: I just read on ign yesterday, that MS has addressed this. But its cool to hate this company so nobody here will believe what they said anyway. Lowest point for them was RROD, imo

#35 Edited by I_can_haz (6493 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

@I_can_haz said:

@treedoor said:

@joel_c17 said:

@FoxbatAlpha:

Ah ok i must have forgotten how sony screwed gamers by trying to bring in DRM. They are so evilz... Originally the ps3 sucked donkey balls - but sony turned it around and now its the best last gen console by a fair margin. Plus they also push new ips and dont milk the same ol crap every gen. So yeah i think sony is great for gamers :)

Sony actually did push DRM on consoles last gen with their online pass program.

Luckily that failed for every dev that pushed for it.

Online Pass =/= DRM.

With hat kind of stupid thinking Xbox Live is DRM. The online pass is there to prevent people that buy the game used to play online on Sony servers without paying an extra fee. You can still play your games offline if you don't feel like paying for the online pass. DRM is there to prevent you from playing the game at all (offline or online) if you don't have an internet connection. They are two totally different things. Get your facts straight and stop spewing bullshit.

Online Pass is enforced by the publishers, hence EA and BF3 for example. Don't know if BF4 has it but I am sure it does.

BF4 doesn't have an online pass to my knowledge. Either way you're still wrong.

DRM and Online Pass aren't the same thing. If I don't want to pay for the Online Pass I can still play the game offline while with DRM if I don't have an internet connection my game becomes a door stop.

#36 Posted by joel_c17 (2805 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha:

@joel_c17 said:

@FoxbatAlpha:

Ah ok i must have forgotten how sony screwed gamers by trying to bring in DRM. They are so evilz... Originally the ps3 sucked donkey balls - but sony turned it around and now its the best last gen console by a fair margin. Plus they also push new ips and dont milk the same ol crap every gen. So yeah i think sony is great for gamers :)

You are the typical Sony fanboy that turns a blind eye to everything bad Sony does and shits on everything MS does. Good or bad. And you say SW is sad because of people like me who worship blindly. LOL you don't make a damn bit of sense. "oh but bu bu DRM" Da fuck outta here.

Tell me on a scale from virgin to prolapsing - how sore is your butt right now? MS have farked up man, again, just admit that MS has done nothing positive for the gaming industry and we can move on :)

#37 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (5913 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:

@FoxbatAlpha:

@FoxbatAlpha said:

@joel_c17 said:

@FoxbatAlpha:

Ah ok i must have forgotten how sony screwed gamers by trying to bring in DRM. They are so evilz... Originally the ps3 sucked donkey balls - but sony turned it around and now its the best last gen console by a fair margin. Plus they also push new ips and dont milk the same ol crap every gen. So yeah i think sony is great for gamers :)

You are the typical Sony fanboy that turns a blind eye to everything bad Sony does and shits on everything MS does. Good or bad. And you say SW is sad because of people like me who worship blindly. LOL you don't make a damn bit of sense. "oh but bu bu DRM" Da fuck outta here.

Tell me on a scale from virgin to prolapsing - how sore is your butt right now? MS have farked up man, again, just admit that MS has done nothing positive for the gaming industry and we can move on :)

NOTHING Positive? When you are that blind the conversation doesn't need to move on.

I am far from butthurt with the lack of info you provide.

#38 Posted by navyguy21 (12703 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:

@Evo_nine: Random blogs are one thing - major gaming sites are another. They are here to me analytical and unbiased. Its just like never trusting something MSN say about gaming, because you know they are owned by MS.

lol, then maybe this qualifies?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4741259.stm

Or this?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sony-pays-for-fake-reviews/

#39 Posted by Evo_nine (1583 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:

@Evo_nine: Random blogs are one thing - major gaming sites are another. They are here to me analytical and unbiased. Its just like never trusting something MSN say about gaming, because you know they are owned by MS.

lol, then maybe this qualifies?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4741259.stm

Or this?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sony-pays-for-fake-reviews/

lol thats hilarious....this thread has to be one of system wars greatest backfires.

So joel_c17,

are you outraged by this? I mean you should be right? (according to your opening post)

#40 Posted by joel_c17 (2805 posts) -

News from 2002 and 2006... I guess we still hate germany for the nazis right? lol lems

#41 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (5913 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:

@Evo_nine: Random blogs are one thing - major gaming sites are another. They are here to me analytical and unbiased. Its just like never trusting something MSN say about gaming, because you know they are owned by MS.

lol, then maybe this qualifies?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4741259.stm

Or this?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sony-pays-for-fake-reviews/

Megaton. Thanks for sharing. More proof that people will turn a blind eye when they want to. MS would get crucified for saying "Good morning" around here.

#42 Edited by blackace (19785 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:

So after the revelations regarding MS paying sites for positive exposure for their Xbone and the fact that the console has much less demand than the PS4 - has this been the worst 12 months ever for the Xbox brand? I can't believe gamers aren't more outraged regarding this - This just puts a huge question mark over all past and future MS reviews and previews.

I propose that from now on we put a * after each Xbox exclusive score. For example gears of war 3 is now a 9.5*.

Oh and let's not forget the whole DRM fiasco. Been a bad year for Xbone indeed :-(

Oh and inb4 "bu bu bu sonyz does it too"

One of worst threads I've seen. The only bad thing for Microsoft was their initial reveal and all those crazy policies. I thought their E3 was fine. They did exactly what they said they would do, show games. Gamers kept talking about DRM, TV, NFL and other shit that wasn't even a part of M$ E3. Sony was the ones talking about TV, Cable, etc at the E3. Yet everyone seemed to ignored that part of the E3 for them. Unlike the Sony with the PS3 however, Microsoft actually made a profit in 2013 with Xbox.. Sony lost another billion only making a profit in the last quarter after selling 2 HQ buildings and over $300 million is stock.

I propose you stop posting garbage on system wars. If you have an opinion, blog it (on another site hopefully).

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@R3FURBISHED said:

@Shewgenja said:

@R3FURBISHED said:

@joel_c17: Definitely lowest point for the Xbox brand....never mind the fact that the Xbox One has sold stupendously well.

still less than the WiiU did in the same amount of time.

Yeah, because the Wii U is doing so well now and has always been. Its been breaking records set by its previous systems just like the Xbox One.

___

TC - the lowest point for the Xbox brand was during the whole Red Ring debacle however many years ago.

I don't remember the Wii U selling over 3 million in less then 2 months. Xbox One easily past the Wii U before the year is over. Probably before the E3.

#43 Posted by metal_zombie (2286 posts) -


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#44 Edited by Evo_nine (1583 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:

News from 2002 and 2006... I guess we still hate germany for the nazis right? lol lems

Oh okay riggggght, so in a few years you will forget about all this Microsoft hate? i somehow doubt it

okay heres some more Sony lies, hypocrisy and spin from a couple years back.

http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/m4ndat0ry_1nstall/516345

Should we be outraged? orrrrrr do we forget about it....

#45 Posted by joel_c17 (2805 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

@joel_c17 said:

News from 2002 and 2006... I guess we still hate germany for the nazis right? lol lems

Oh okay riggggght, so in a few years you will forget about all this Microsoft hate? i somehow doubt it

okay heres some more Sony lies, hypocrisy and spin from a couple years back.

Should we be outraged? orrrrrr do we forget about it....

I dont even know why im bothering to argue with a person who has a picture of the ps4 logo with indistation underneath it - obviously you are a MS disciple and you are willing to bend over and receive anything MS is going to through down your meat corridor. Poor form evo poor form.

#46 Edited by lamprey263 (22460 posts) -

I really don't think it's as shameful as the contracts review sites were forced to sign to get a review copy of MGS4 saying they won't rate it down on all the things games get scored down on while also having to attend a Sony-Konami review education seminar.

#47 Posted by joel_c17 (2805 posts) -

I really don't think it's as shameful as the contracts review sites were forced to sign to get a review copy of MGS4 saying they won't rate it down on all the things games get scored down on while also having to attend a Sony-Konami review education seminar.

I love your profile picture.

#48 Posted by Evo_nine (1583 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:

@Evo_nine said:

@joel_c17 said:

News from 2002 and 2006... I guess we still hate germany for the nazis right? lol lems

Oh okay riggggght, so in a few years you will forget about all this Microsoft hate? i somehow doubt it

okay heres some more Sony lies, hypocrisy and spin from a couple years back.

Should we be outraged? orrrrrr do we forget about it....

I dont even know why im bothering to argue with a person who has a picture of the ps4 logo with indistation underneath it - obviously you are a MS disciple and you are willing to bend over and receive anything MS is going to through down your meat corridor. Poor form evo poor form.

You've been doing the same thing with Sony for years, im a realist, this stuff happens, accept it.

Anyways, Its not even an argument, for an argument both sides usually have valid points.

In this case you don't have anything valid to say, so its more of a lesson. Im here to teach you because youre so oblivious to the world around you.

#49 Posted by joel_c17 (2805 posts) -

@Evo_nine: So you agree that MS pay for their exclusives to receive good reviews? is that something we can agree on?

#50 Edited by Evo_nine (1583 posts) -

@joel_c17 said:

@Evo_nine: So you agree that MS pay for their exclusives to receive good reviews? is that something we can agree on?

yeah they probably did, I never said they didn't.

But who cares, they all do it.