GS News - Activision takes risks and Microsoft watching Valve

Microsoft has stated that the Xbox One is going to be a ‘10-year journey’ whilst also remarking that they’re keeping an eye on Valve’s movements with great interest. Meanwhile, Activision’s CEO has claimed that the company does indeed take big risks.

Discussion

174 comments
RoadStar1602
RoadStar1602

I have no problem with consoles being "ruled out entirely." Honestly, in today's day and age they are repetitive and unnecessary. Everything a console can do, a PC can do better. So, why pay for both? I have an Xbox 360 and a PS3. They both sit and collect dust because the PC is simply a far better gaming platform. I have no plans to purchase either an Xbox One or a PS4.

Abysthrian
Abysthrian

Activision's only big risk is releasing more of the same. You'd think releasing thirty-four games of the same series would get tiring. As for Microsoft, they've drastically changed (not in a good way). They've transformed themselves into incredibly arrogant, entitled, and exaggerated morons. 

x2rufff4u
x2rufff4u

Girls can learn something from her.

Nintendad
Nintendad

Hey Jess. Well I'm finally single, so if wanna take a ride down Rainbow Road and soak up the sun on Koopa Troopa Beach or maybe watch a scary movie at the Vanilla Ghost House just let me know. Hit me up on Facebook; names Elliott Torres work at Setina Manufacturing.

moesuir
moesuir

MS + Valve....hmmmm :)

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

I hate digital..... I don't trust it...... I do like steam though their extremely awesome sales are cheap enough for me to be like "f--k it!"

Cxera
Cxera

I think Activision will take risks when their cash cow starts to get the same stink-eye n sales drops Blizzards cash cow received over the past 2 years. The real question is whats going to be 'the cool game' next. My votes on LoL just to keep the 3 letter pattern going.

Also next time try for a Canadian accent. :D

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

Consoles will leave once the PC is easily controlled from the couch and when developers get tired of working with constant hardware.  Until then, the king laughs as its siblings struggle mightily for 2nd and 3rd place as Nintendo panders to them.

Patohua1
Patohua1

Isn't MS just adorable when they speak? Like a pretty unicorn that thinks its a video game company...

Astynax15
Astynax15

So I scanned the list quickly so give or take a few... In three generations since 2001 activision has released about 11 new ip's. EA has released around 30. This is a look at games that are not sequels, remakes or based off of a licensed property. I don't think activision takes as many risks as they think they do...

Northuz
Northuz

Lol, Don Mattrick. Yeah.

xgraderx
xgraderx

GS news is hard to watch,the sarcasm isnt funny or smart its just annoying.

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

Did you see that Steam Controller? Jess is gonna have a field day mocking it.

bored_gamer
bored_gamer

and Jess doesn't have a funny accent. she has an Australian accent

waremon
waremon

My God Jess, did you really leave a few weeks for vacation, or for an intensive presentation training, cause you performed so very well now, with interesting hand gestures and face expressions! yeehaw~ XD

Cristero
Cristero

I think Micro$oft should be worried about what's gonna happen with XBOX ONE within the next few months and not in 10 years.

Welcome back, Jess.

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

Most of people here complaining about your accent are probably girls who are jealous of you... I freaking love your voice and accent.. I might download this vid convert it to mp3 and use it as a ringing tone.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

Don't think consoles are dying, more companies than ever are releasing new consoles. I do, however, think that some start-up companies are struggling, such as those Ouya guys that seem to have dropped off the radar the day they released their console. Also, Nintendo are struggling too in the console market. The only thing going for them is their handhelds.

So yeah, I don't see consoles going away any time soon - however, as explained on yesterdays GSNews update I feel PC gaming has a dire future if current trends are anything to go by.

starduke
starduke

"Yes sir, we are still watching Valve.

 Right now, Subject Newell is picking his nose. 

Now, he is rolling up the snot. 

Oh no, he just flicked it at our hidden camera! 

We've lost visual, sir, 

I repeat, we've lost visual!"

SirToxe
SirToxe

That was a nice show. :-)

Vojtass
Vojtass

10 years journeyt? Rubbish. In 2023 XB1 will... uh, a fossil? Yeah, something like that. Not even ancient.

Ducez_III
Ducez_III

I wonder what Ed is doing behind the camera?

x2rufff4u
x2rufff4u

"Make it rain" has been worn 3 times now..

djpetitte
djpetitte

@moesuir 

never happen. its Valve + Linux. which if you ask anyone who works on systems or storage for a living they will all tell you they would rather work on Linux machines.

Brossiva
Brossiva

@xgraderx I am with you on this one. More news, less opinionated banter please

Patohua1
Patohua1

@xgraderx hard to watch, not funny or smart and just annoying? Kind of like your comment...

Patohua1
Patohua1

@waremon I think there's some drool coming off of your comment...you might want to get that.

waremon
waremon

But anyway, they say the same thing before that PC is dying, but it's still alive and kicking well. Surely console won't go away so soon.

Patohua1
Patohua1

@LJNkickstarter that's probably the single most creepy comment about Jess I've seen on her news videos... Congrats!

Abysthrian
Abysthrian

@Scorpion1813 I completely agree. It's sad when the next-generation, to me, doesn't appeal to me as much as last-generation did. Maybe it's the steep asking price, exaggerated arrogance, questionable decisions, or increased reproduction of irritating fan-boys.


amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

@RoadStar1602 @amdreallyfast What kind of setup do you use?  I've always found that using keyboard and mouse from the couch is awkward.  You could have a controller, yeah, but as soon as you go back to the OS you need a keyboard and mouse.

Patohua1
Patohua1

@PyschoHunter that's simply not true lol. Battlefield has always been a big deal. Battlefield 1942 alone is iconic for an age. YOU just didn't play Battlefield until 2011 lol.

Abysthrian
Abysthrian

@lostn @Vojtass By that time, they'll reverse the name just to confuse consumers again. I predict the Xbox 720, Xbox Infinity, or Xbox Online.