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micronean

1,041. Posted:

Honestly, though, now I'm leaning a little more toward Xbone than PS4. I think they'll get their stuff together.

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I'm thinking the opposite. The XBOX now has no leader, and whoever takes charge (just like with Mattrick) will have had no say on how the console is desgned. In other words: the console is not his vision.

I just hope the next Xbox CEO is not Phil Harrison; that bald, pale, alien-looking guy, who destroys everything he touches.

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shingi_70

1,042. Posted:

Happens with every company going through a leadership change. The next CEO will probably be someone from the Mattrick era like Phil Spencer.

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1,043. Posted:

micronean wrote:

Honestly, though, now I'm leaning a little more toward Xbone than PS4. I think they'll get their stuff together.

I'm thinking the opposite. The XBOX now has no leader, and whoever takes charge (just like with Mattrick) will have had no say on how the console is desgned. In other words: the console is not his vision.

I just hope the next Xbox CEO is not Phil Harrison; that bald, pale, alien-looking guy, who destroys everything he touches.

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Ehhhhh... I don't know. I'm torn. I mean, both PS4 and Xbone are going to sell out their initial launches through pre-orders and holiday season madness. That's a given. Things are gonna look pretty awesome through the holidays and into at least January/February for both companies, regardless of negative press now. There are enough gamers out there on both sides that will support their consoles and make them both look like successes no matter what for those first few months. I don't think we'll be able to get a good read on Microsoft's (and the Xbone's) TRUE direction until further down the line, once all the hype and novelty of TWEETING WHILE WATCHING A TV SHOW sarcasm dies down.

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Midnight3DS

1,044. Posted:

PS4 and One should both be pretty healthy, with One possibly seeing a slight ding in the end from all the cumulitive PR disasters.

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banacheck

1,045. Posted:

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The last 2 Xbox consoles make me doubt their decent amount of interesting exclusives will last that long. Same with Playstation having in any way less/worse exclusives, I'll be amazed if this is consistent throughout the consoles' lifespans.

I think Sony's done quite well with it's exclusive's and stretching them out right through the PS3 life, i'm looking forwards too Drangon Crown & Puppeteer both are exclusive's. Also Sony has over 30 games still in development 20 of them are exclusive's, and 12 of them are new IP's. Sony will be announcing more games at Gamescom too, i except Microsoft to announce something at Gamescom too.

Forgot to say Sony will be releasing them 20 exclusive's in the first year. But all together Sony has 140 games in development between their own studios and third party studios. Of these 140 games, 100 will be available in the first year, and 40 of the titles will have PS4 exclusive bonuses. If you would like a link just ask thank you.

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MrGawain

1,046. Posted:

If anybody thinks Mattrick was to blame for the Xbox, or to be praised for it's success, your very mistaken. What he really was a plate juggler who had to balance what he could do, had to do, and wanted to do.

  • He had a parent company saying 'we want integration with the Windows brand, and a tool to battle Apple TV. We want a slice of all home entertainment dollars. We also want you to use this Kinect thing more that you ploughed our money into. We also want to exploit all the IP's we've paid for in the past by bringing back the dead ones, and moving into other media with the popular ones'.
  • He had the accountants saying 'you can't subsidise this system like the last. We want a positive fiscal year X months from now'.
  • The 3rd party devs were saying 'We want the 2nd hand games market gone. We also want a bigger slice if you want exclusives'.
  • The Xbox designers were telling Mattrick: 'This is how powerful we can make it for this amount. We can't have backwards compatibility, plus this is the way we'll have to set up the DRM- internet connection to verify.'

All of these concerns had to be balanced, and packaged. Mattrick probably made very few of the big decisions imposed upon him- just the ones to fit around them. Undoubtedly Mattrick laid down the law to the retailer and rental shops, and they had to follow his rhetoric if they wanted to stock Xbox products.

Unfortunately for him, the last unified voice; the consumer, told him they didn't like the end product. Mattrick and the powers that had to renege on their promise to 3rd party, plus change what they told the designers what they wanted, at all times avoiding blaming the core brand Microsoft and not wavering in the rule of the accountant.

If Mattrick was to blame for anything was he couldn't unify all the different voices in the company to say the same thing a the same time, having to come up with some pretty ropey excuses to cover bad decisions and bad PR. But then with every negative reaction the company changed policy- and to get such a large business to change course quickly is almost impossible.

Whoever takes over from him will have the same pressures and predicaments on them, and their only real hope is to make it look like things have changed, but still keep everyone happy by following the ironclad rules.

And trust me- it's no different for any business, one way or another.

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JGMR

1,047. Posted:

Of couse. He is just a "representative", but anybody with a sense of self-worth and self-respect would never go near such a company exercising such sick policies.

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shingi_70

1,048. Posted:

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Of couse. He is just a "representative", but anybody with a sense of self-worth and self-respect would never go near such a company exercising such sick policies.

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JGMR

1,049. Posted:

Hence the lack of self-worth. As if one's self is determined by how much land one owns. This sick culture praises photo models who contribute nothing, while streets are filled with homeless people who have amazing stories to tell. It disgusts me.

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shingi_70

1,050. Posted:

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Hence the lack of self-worth. As if one's self is determined by how much land one owns. This sick culture praises photo models who contribute nothing, while streets are filled with homeless people who have amazing stories to tell. It disgusts me.

I'm not defending it (it was acutally a post by cliffyB) but Mattrick is known to be someone who values his money hence why he's going to Zynga. There was a story that when he bought his first lambo he mandated all the EA employees to come to the window to watch him show off with his new Car.

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JGMR

1,051. Posted:

I know, you don't have to defend yourself my friend. ;)

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shingi_70

1,052. Posted:

Only downside means there won;t be any awkward clapping at xbox events.

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JGMR

1,053. Posted:

C'mon!
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Gamer83

1,054. Posted:

It's a good move for MS. This along with taking out that check-in crap has me looking forward to getting an Xbox One. Still going with PS4 first since I already have it pre-ordered and Sony has better first party, but MS is taking steps in the right direction and it's good to see because until Mattrick and Phil Spencer took over, you could make a strong case for the Xbox brand being the best in gaming.

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Tasuki

1,055. Posted:

Well according to Gamespot.com its offical.

Mattrick will start on July 8th for Zynga

http://www.gamespot.com//news/don-mattrick-leaving-microsoft-...

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Gamer83

1,056. Posted:

Tasuki wrote:

Well according to Gamespot.com its offical.

Mattrick will start on July 8th for Zynga

http://www.gamespot.com//news/don-mattrick-leaving-microsoft-...

Yup, they're back on track.

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JGMR

1,057. Posted:

Old news already, but reason enough to post some of the GIFs

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moomoo

1,058. Posted:

I say a change in leadership is good for the company (in this case, both companies). On the Zynga side, advertising is what they seriously need (it's almost all through word of mouth on Facebook), and if there's one thing that Mattrick is good at, it's advertising.
On the Microsoft side, it shows a lack of vision when a company is so sure of itself on its policies and then 5 days later completely reverses them.

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shingi_70

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I wouldn't call that a lack of vision. All of microsoft's other product lines are moving toward that way and have been somewhat successful to the move to services and devices. Upper management just assumed games would as well and when it was a giant revolt they back pealed to save the product from going the way of 3DO.

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KAHN

1,060. Posted:

so... there's a petition to get those policies back... $5 bucks says it's a petition consisting of PS4 fanboys.

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