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Midnight3DS

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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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

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

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

JGMR wrote:

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.

Don Mattrick doesn't care.
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JGMR

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

JGMR wrote:

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

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

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shingi_70

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

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JGMR

C'mon!
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Gamer83

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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moomoo

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

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

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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KAHN wrote:

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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banacheck

KAHN wrote:

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

However, many of the signatures “supporting” the petition appear to be from PlayStation 4 fans who want the Xbox One to fail.

I think this answers it.

Xbox One [Microsoft, FBI, CIA, NSA] - There on to us.

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the company revealed for the first time that it has failed to entice many people to buy the product, and the software maker made an unexpected, $900 million writeoff on its unsold Surface inventory. The losses don't end there: On Friday morning, Microsoft shed $30 billion in value after its stock tumbled 10 percent.

Things just keep-on getting better for Microsoft, and people think there back-on track.

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