it would be a great day for me if microsoft went away.
early on in my gaming, i was all about nintendo but i never hated sega.
later on i loved sony but i never hated nintendo.
now that i'm an adult, i want whats best for me. i HATE microsoft in the gaming industry.
Guess your body grew but your mentality went another way..
this is my opinion, you can take it or leave it. anyone who thinks microsoft brought anything to the gaming industry is new to gaming. yes, they have an excellent online service but i personally think that would have been the natural progression of video games. even if sony or nintendo didn't do it, somebody would have.
In other words, you're basically admitting they changed it for the better, but you just didn't want it to be them, but another company...
yes they have a nice interface. they make *ucking windows!!!! they should have a nice interface. with nice menus and all the rest!!!
what makes me mad about microsoft is how they are affecting the games we see now. i honestly feel like the gaming world we be better right now if they weren't involved. i just checked the site today to catch up on my news only to see that so much shit was cut out of ff13 that they could make another game. what does that tell you??? microsoft has so much money that they can sway a company that lives off of this franchise to compromise the integrity of their flagship title.
You basically want to blame Microsoft for something that might not be the case. Was the stuff cut out of the Japanese version too? Well, then I guess you have the answer that it wasn't MS' fault...
its not just with ff13. other titles have been delayed or rebuilt so that they can run the same on both systems. no wait, sometimes they run worse on the playstation because its easier to develop on a system thats not as advanced.
Lol your fanboyism is showing. I guess you are also one of those people who feel threatened by MS...
it truley boggles my mind why gamers would stand for that. yeah the economy is down, money is tight. at the end of the day, these companies have to make good games. i've seen so many titles that did well last gen that can hardly sell this gen. why do you think this is?
i honestly feel like microsoft is looking at what the ps2 did and is trying to immitate that. how is that looking towards the future? the best thing i think they have done was gears of war. it was fresh, it looked great, it showed progression. other than that(and left for dead) all they have been doing is making sure that they can get anything that sony has or had.
MS isn't the one copying everything from Xbox Live, needing to play catch-up, and having relatively mediocre game sales.
also lets take a look at Rare. i used to love that company. they could really be producing some grat things for microsofts camp. what do we have? perfect dark, FAIL. viva pinata and banjo and kazooee. really? really??? where killer instinct? wheres some new games by this great company?
Finally you got a point.
sorry, i'm ranting. i guess my whole point is that microsoft has so much money but they dont really know what to do with it. i would LOVE to see some of these other companies to take a stab at it. apple, samsung, toshiba, ANYBODY!!!!
The main problem they had last gen is that 3rd party support was mediocre.. They had the most powerful system, but combine that with nVIdia issues blah blah, and they had to disband that console. They simply wanted to do things differently for 3rd parties this time around, and guess what, it's working for them.
I really don't think microsoft understands gamers as they do popular culture. halo was a hit. great. you'll get plenty of halo as long as you have an xbox. what else though? i think nintendo and sony do a much better job understanding there market. i'd love to see them go away.
That's why MS is doing so well for a new contender right?