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Don Mattrick: "Fortunately" consumers without a connection can buy Xbox 360

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Any body seen this? lol. sorry if old.
 

Jonboy

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So Don is basically telling our military personnel who put their lives at risk daily..."Sorry, no next-gen for you! Stick with the 360."

I really didn't think their PR could get any worse.
 

Blader

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Of all their PR fail, this is probably the dumbest:

Mattrick:"Absolutely - it's a super passionate community of people... till you use it [Xbox One] it's really hard to understand what all the advantages are."

That's THEIR fucking job. That's the whole point of E3 and these press conferences: to make people understand all the advantages before they use it. Otherwise, why do publicity at all?
 

Green Yoshi

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Mattrick: "Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called xbox 360"
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I already own a 360, so I think I rather buy a Playstation 4. ^^
 

Sorc3r3r

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Virtualization. Those are all virtual servers all powered on ESX servers.

So you can say you have 300K servers in the environment. Say 10K physical servers but each physical server running 30 virtual servers each inside them. Something like that :)

Virtual servers, each cluster can host multiple servers, meaning you can have a lot of servers running on 'one' server.


Thank You.
 

PuppetMaster

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hmm, what does this happen to say, I can't use Social media or stream videos in the office, lol.

CEO Kaz Hirai
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Microsoft say that if you don’t have any Internet, you can buy an XBOX 360. I say that if you don’t have any sense, you can buy an XBOX ONE
 

Freki

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So Gametrailers took this video down - and now MS/Viacomm are trying to remove it from youtube? WTF is going on?
 

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So Gametrailers took this video down - and now MS/Viacomm are trying to remove it from youtube? WTF is going on?
They can't really erase something on the internet, it will spread elsewhere. At least it may make it less officially assumed.
 

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I know why people are angry about it....but he's right about the current situation. If you don't have an internet connection...by our old shit. If not, fuck right off.
 

MAX PAYMENT

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I was completely on the fence about Xbox One and PS4.
I was slightly leaning towards PS4 because it is cheaper.

But man, this just pushed me over the edge.
Reminds me of old Sony arrogance.
 

Kelas

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I know why people are angry about it....but he's right about the current situation. If you don't have an internet connection...by our old shit. If not, fuck right off.

Those consumers will simply fuck right off to the PS4 though, because it's a next-gen system that doesn't need to be online. His implication that those people should be playing old games on their old hardware is just insulting to a valid consumer concern.

He could at least have made a persuasive argument about the advantages of an online-required console.
 

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I don't know why they are forcing the transition to DD. These things happen naturally and is already happening gradually. In a few years it will be the dominant way of purchasing games
 

BFIB

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I cannot wait for the new Xbox after this upcoming generation.

Because it is going to be glorious since it will be everything the gamers will want after this fiasco.

I still cannot believe Mattrick said that on the interview. I literally spit out my drink when he replied regarding offline gamers can play the 360.
 
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I cannot wait for the new Xbox after this upcoming generation.

Because it is going to be glorious since it will be everything the gamers will want after this fiasco.

I still cannot believe Mattrick said that on the interview. I literally spit out my drink when he replied regarding offline gamers can play the 360.

They don't see it as a fiasco, they see it as a feature.
 

Stone Ocean

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So Gametrailers took this video down - and now MS/Viacomm are trying to remove it from youtube? WTF is going on?
Heeey Mattrick, remember that promotion we were talking about a couple weeks ago?

Yeah yeah yeah
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone and another one gone another one bites the dust yeah
Hey I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust
 

HocusPocus

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Well they really seem to be sticking to what their market research is telling them. I guess we will see how that pans out hehe.
 

Feorax

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If/ when this thing tanks, I expect Don to be the fall guy. He will basically be the Kutaragi figure to fall on his sword so that the entire division can re-assess it's priorities and repair it's image.

In other words, expect Mattrick to be on the Sony stage as Activision's mouthpiece in 12 months time.
 
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