Microsoft: "We have a product for those who dont have proper connectivity, its called the Xbox 360."
*exert from an article about it*
"Reporters were visibly taken back and shocked by the remark, and stumbled to give a response: 'So, thats it? Thats your response Microsoft?' who made Xbox what it is today, despite Microsofts many flaws and blunders"
*When asked about DRM and 24 hour check ins on xbox one* Microsoft: “I don’t think,… I mean we’re really not going to change anything we’ve done with Xbox One. We’re very happy,… did you see the games on stage during our briefing? Did you see the exclusives? I mean we’re really really proud of the system and the games that are coming out. When you look at games like TitanFall,… have you seen Titanfall? Enough said. This conversation is over.
"Deflecting like crazy (typical Microsoft) and basically saying that one exclusive is proof the xbox one is superior, even though its coming to 360 and PC"
"The precedent has been set. I recall how gamers were complaining from the very begining and yet Microsoft never once paid any attention, instead giving gamers the middle finger. Lackluster pre-order sales finally forced Microsoft into doing all the 180 reversals they did. Microsoft as they always do did it for the $. Can Microsoft ever be trusted again? Whats to stop them from re-introducing their anti-consumer policies little by little over time? I cant find the exact quote but Microsoft has said something along the lines of "our policies were ahead of its time. Consumers just didnt get it." Microsoft continues to blame us for not 'getting it' and insulting our intelligence"
Microsoft: "Xbox is over delivering on value, look at what you get with xbox live gold"
"You put Netflix, Youtube, and most of if not all of your apps and features behind the xbox live paywall fees. PS+ is hundreds of times better and offers far more value"
Microsoft: "Any modern product these days you look at it [and] $499 isn’t a ridiculous price point. We’re delivering thousands of dollars of value to people"
Microsoft: "oh numbers dont mean anything, we have the power of the cloud"
"Numbers mean nothing Microsoft??? What about all those graphs Major Nelson had detailing how the 360 was better than the PS3?"
Microsoft: "These consoles are pretty much the same power wise, but we provide more value"
"Unbelievable, you are so smug and arrogant Microsoft. If thats the case, that they are the same powerwise, than why the hell are you running around trying to upclock the cpu and gpu and then announcing the power increases? If it was the same, why did you need more? And even though you got more, you said before they were the same, so now are you saying its more powerful than PS4 when confirmed specs indicate you are far weaker?And I thought numbers didnt matter to begin with Microsoft.
Microsoft: "For the launch of Xbox One, Japan is a Tier 2 country and not a Tier 1 country, so it will come with the second wave"
"So Microsoft isnt launching in Japan this year because its a '2nd tier country' not as important as the countries they have deemed 1st tier. Microsoft is basically saying Japan isnt important. Its an insult to all the Japanese. Its like Microsoft considers the Japenese second class citizens"
"Microsoft, the first tech corporation to be brought onto the PRISM program, has also been contributing encrypted information to the National Security Agency (NSA)"
"Microsoft is a lot worse than the mythical and hugely exaggerated "big bad" Sony of 2006 E3...much much worse... a lot worse. Ive never seen anything like this, Microsoft is the worst of them all. Microsoft is the most anti-consumer company in gaming ive ever ever seen"
"The Kinect is one of the greatest capable spy cams on the market. Its always watching your living room. Its being enforced by Microsoft - a Microsoft company that has happily handed off more date to the NSA than any other company ever has. If you can put two and two together you know whats going to happen. That alone should be enough to make you stand up against Microsoft and the xbox one"
There is all the aforementioned disastrous Microsoft PR/the many anti-consumer acts of Microsoft/the Kinect spy cam scandle/resolutiongate/DRMgate/180 reversals/the fact Microsoft is charging 100$ more for a 50% weaker xbox (Talk about Microsoft greed) The xbox one has been the biggest console disaster ever. On every front the xbox is being significantly beat out by the PS4 too. This will never be forgotten. Gamers will always remember Microsoft. Go home, youre drunk.
Feel free to add more examples of the many Microsoft PR catastrophes and xbone blunders