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TheThunder said:
JaggedSac said:
TheThunder said:
JaggedSac said:

MS hyperbole, or real success?

Why would Microsoft lie ?

Hyperbole != lie

misinformation = lie


Only if the misinformation is intentional, otherwise its a mistake.  The mistake then becomes a lie when said person refuses to conceed they're wrong when provided with the proof.



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slowmo said:
TheThunder said:
JaggedSac said:
TheThunder said:
JaggedSac said:

MS hyperbole, or real success?

Why would Microsoft lie ?

Hyperbole != lie

misinformation = lie


Only if the misinformation is intentional, otherwise its a mistake.  The mistake then becomes a lie when said person refuses to conceed they're wrong when provided with the proof.

So you think MS spokesperson was mistaken to think the numbers are good when they are actually bad ?

Unless you are speaking in general then I agree.



TheThunder said:
slowmo said:
TheThunder said:
JaggedSac said:
TheThunder said:
JaggedSac said:

MS hyperbole, or real success?

Why would Microsoft lie ?

Hyperbole != lie

misinformation = lie


Only if the misinformation is intentional, otherwise its a mistake.  The mistake then becomes a lie when said person refuses to conceed they're wrong when provided with the proof.

So you think MS spokesperson was mistaken to think the numbers are good when they are actually bad ?

Unless you are speaking in general then I agree.

I was speaking generally, sorry for the confusion.  I don't like to enter others arguments but I honestly felt it was unfair to say someone is telling a lie when they're honestly unaware of perhaps all the facts. 

I don't really have an opinion on PR statements like these as they really don't give us any solid information other than Sky and Microsoft are satisfied with the numbers.  Given the way the service went down at launch I thought we all pretty much knew the demand outstripped their expected supply so it had to be a success in terms of number of users really.



TheThunder said:
 

So you think MS spokesperson was mistaken to think the numbers are good when they are actually bad ?


Can you provide a source for the 360-Sky numbers being "actually bad"?

 

I see based on your profile that you're not a 360 owner, that explains why you continually post unsubstantial yet consistently negative comments on this board...



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sinha said:

Can you provide a source for the 360-Sky numbers being "actually bad"?

 

I see based on your profile that you're not a 360 owner, that explains why you continually post unsubstantial yet consistently negative comments on this board...

Why did you necro-bump this thread, exactly?



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Kojima: Come out with Project S already!

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It's neither hyberbole nor hype in my book.  If you have Gold and a Sky sub you can watch you SKY programmes streamed through your 360.  I do it and it's great but TBH I'm not sure why it's being called out as something amazing.  If you have SKY and a 360 why wouldn't you use it?  It's like getting excited about lots of people with PS3s using iPlayer from BBC...

The only story element is that for some odd reason they misjudged demand, which I still find perplexing.  The number of 360/Gold owners who already pay for Sky must be high - why wouldn't they use something useful for no additional charge?

Not trying to downplay it, like I say I use the service and it's good - but it's really a no brainer it would be popular.



Try to be reasonable... its easier than you think...

Some people (perhaps lots of people) need to look up the meaning of literally. I find it hard to believe that some Sky employees were really physically moved by a wind/blast force due to the sales of Sky through Xbox.  :)



Sounds like a really good service.

It's gotta be better than Go!view, which was SKY TV on the Sony PSP.

I read Sky are looking to bring this service to all home consoles but MS Silverlight (and it's DRM) is the major drawback, however this can hopefully be overcome with the free linux version of silverlight, Moonlight.

If you like to watch TV and own a 360, then Sky/360 sounds like a good marriage...if you can afford it, of course.

 

 



PoundHound said:

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Your gamerscore is...distracting.



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Kojima: Come out with Project S already!

Please bring this to America!!!

It'd be sweet to just have a X360, Netflix and some sort of deal with DirectTV or another company, and not have to pay $60/mo for lame cable.



Back from the dead, I'm afraid.