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First shot of Jamie Foxx as Electro for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I really hope that Spidey’s eyes stay white because those gold/tinted sunglasses lens ones he had in the first movie weren’t working for me.
I’m convinced Microsoft just got fed up with making money, so it’s trying to make itself look as unappealing as possible. Xbox One is the Amanda Bynes of platform video-gaming.
Fun Fact: The creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt won’t be able to play their game on the Xbox ONE because Poland isn’t one of the countries supported by the Xbox ONE yet. Even if they import the console from another country.
As much as I rag on the Xbox ONE, I know I’ll have one in a few years time. Microsoft needs to clear some things up and make some tweaks. I’m also not willing to drop an extra $100 just to have a Kinect I’ll probably never use. Black Friday bundles will be the only thing I’ll consider.
And if Microsoft wants more people to get into the same mindset as me, they need to stop Don Mattrick from ruining the image of the company every time he opens his mouth. Dude is a twat.
If you think about things and how they get better with an internet connection. That’s a design choice, I think people will appreciate it. It’s something that when people experience it, it’s easier than having people like me describe it. —
Don Mattrick, President of the Interactive Entertainment Business of Microsoft in regards to the backlash of many of the features of the Xbox ONE.
Meanwhile Shuhei Yoshida (President of Worldwide Studios, SCE. Managing 1st party Sony games) has been answering questions on twitter with clear and precise answers. Also, Saturo Iwata (Nintendo Global CEO) has put the blame for poor Wii U sales directly onto Nintendo itself.
If you have zero access, [the 360] is an offline device. I mean, when I read the blogs and thought about who really is the most impacted, there was a person who said ‘hey, I’m on a nuclear sub’ – and I don’t even know what it means to be on a nuclear sub [grins] – but I imagine it’s not easy to get an internet connection. I can empathize, if I was on a sub, I’d be disappointed. —
Don Mattrick (President of The Interactive Entertainment Business of Microsoft) speaking on what people without reliable internet connections should do about the Xbox One requiring internet connections. In this interview.
The sad part about his misguided mind set is that the FEC reports that about 119 million Americans don’t have access to broadband internet. 119 Million. Even if you were to take out the people who can’t afford the internet and a $500 console, that number would still be well above the 50 million mark.
So now Microsoft is sitting on a $500 base price console (while the PS4 and Wii U are $400 and $300 base price respectively). This expensive console that has gotten a beating all across the internet and instead of listening and fixing things, they just give us a big, “Fuck you, we just redesigned the 360 for a 3rd time. Buy that instead”
By making their next system require the internet they are alienating the 100+ million Americans with no reliable broadband, They are also going to lose one of their biggest demographics, American soldiers. A majority of soldiers who own a system own the 360, but with spotty internet overseas and equally bad government connections on bases an Xbox One will be almost impossible to use. Then there’s the rest of the world whose figures I am too lazy to research, but I’m sure collectively there’s a hell of a lot more than 120 million people who can afford an X1 but don’t have the internet. Microsoft has shown they are completely disconnected with the consumers and I hope this is reflected in sales figures.