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MS Cancels 1 on 1 Interviews with GB, GI.biz, Tapezilla...MCV?: "Scheduling conflict"

Clear

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This is really, really, odd behaviour.

This is not how you control the message. Partitioning "insiders" and "outsiders" off within the media is a sure way to create bad press.
 

RiverBed

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HOOOOLD!

4 more days.
 

SymbolicGamer

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That's smart of Microsoft.

By giving conflicting answers about the Xbox One at the reveal they only fueled the fire for stupid rumors. I'm sure they don't want a repeat.
 

Averon

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So MS's brilliant plan is to stick their fingers in their ears, close their eyes, and pretend everything's alright?
 
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So any chance of MS clarifying or actually divulging any of their DRM or used games policy is not going to happen at e3? awesome.

This is exactly what I've been worried about. Will be so irritating if they pull more tba bullshit. Same goes for sony.
 

Jinfash

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So what this basically means is that we won't be having any information other than the carefully selected, PR loaded info they share on stage. Which if you look at the reveal, only represented 25% of what everyone ended up caring about. In other words: no (or little) info on DR, little (or no) info on used games, little info about their indie program, little (or no) spec info, etc etc.
 

KingSnake

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Instead of the interviews, Avalanche will inform the journalists how Xbone is as vital as electricity for the humanity's future.
 

Mr.Monitor

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This is really weird that they're doing this. In depth interviews are their chance to shed some light on issues that people have and show that things aren't as bad as people think. Since they're cancelling their interviews, all they're showing is that things probably are that bad.
 

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We already know most of the stuff they would ask about anyway.

But we don't know the answers! They're still unclear and will be unclear for months to come! Letting consumers concoct their own ideas and such, just like before the Xbone reveal.
 

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Good. They were never going to give straight answers to anything they didn't want to talk about, so why waste everyone's time.
 

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I'm now expecting every question to basically be this

"Mr. Mattrick, your console seems to have the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why are you so popular?"
 

MikeE21286

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This could bite MS with some of the core. These journos are not likely to have positive thoughts on this practice...
 

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So let me get this straight;

- Adam Orth happens, no official statements regarding always-online from Microsoft.
- Phil Harrison tells us how always-online is going to work. Retailers apparently leak out some info on how used games will work. Media reports, internet explodes.
- Microsoft claims the media is spreading faulty reports, ‘Details TBA’.
- Youtube comments taken down and blocked.
- Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) claims to be rounding up statements, but hasn’t said anything other than ‘Details TBA’ yet.
- Microsoft cancels the pre- and post-E3 roundtables.
- Microsoft cancels (some?) one-on-one interviews.

+

- Problems with eSRAM.
- Reportedly six months behind in production.
- UI not yet working as smoothly as claimed during the presentation.
- Supposedly scrambling backstage, throwing money at third-parties out of desperation.

What the hell is happening at Microsoft?
 

Cmerrill

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Exclusive Polygon/Gametrailers interviews - post E3 press conference inbound?

Perhaps you need to be on Microsoft's payroll to talk to them now, as they both are.
 

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These big executives get paid all this money and they are afraid to simply answer the hard questions. LOL, what a joke.

I'm so glad we still have Sony to fill my next gen gaming needs.
 

KingSnake

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This could bite MS with some of the core. These journos are not likely to have positive thoughts on this practice...

But the dog, man ... and the fishes. They are so smart. And the clouds. So shinny and full of smoke. And powerful.
 

hal9001

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So let me get this straight;

- Adam Orth happens, no official statements regarding always-online from Microsoft.
- Phil Harrison tells us how always-online is going to work. Retailers apparently leak out some info on how used games will work. Media reports, internet explodes.
- Microsoft claims the media is spreading faulty reports, ‘Details TBA’.
- Youtube comments taken down and blocked.
- Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) claims to be rounding up statements, but hasn’t said anything other than ‘Details TBA’ yet.
- Microsoft cancels the pre- and post-E3 roundtables.
- Microsoft cancels (some?) one-on-one interviews.

+

- Problems with eSRAM.
- Reportedly six months behind in production.
- UI not yet working as smooth as claimed in the presentation.
- Supposedly scrambling backstage, throwing money at third-parties out of desperation.

What the hell is happening at Microsoft?

If it was sony there would have been a shitstorm by the gaming media.