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TRUTHFACT: MS having eSRAM yield problems on Xbox One

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hal9001

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Two of our most trusted neoGAF insiders have said that Microsoft is reacting hard to what has went down, and so they're going to try to dismantle PS4's image as a "for gamers" console by paying publishers and devs to not show their multiplatform titles during E3 on a PS4. In other words, even if the multiplatform version is coming out for the PS4, they won't be able to show them at E3, thus contributing to the perception that somehow Sony is getting significantly less support for PS4 than Microsoft is "for gamers."

Of course, I'm sure multiplatform games will slip through - they can't possibly pay everyone - but it's extremely telling how they're choosing to spend their money. Rather than do the thing everyone wants, which is end the anti-consumer nonsense, they'll spend their time trying to deceive everyone instead. That should say it all about Microsoft since this year started

Disgusting behaviour by Microsoft if true. Also why would publishers agree to this? Maybe because xbox one is implementing its used game policy and the ps4 is maybe taking alternative route that some of the publishers don't like?
 

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Two of our most trusted neoGAF insiders have said that Microsoft is reacting hard to what has went down, and so they're going to try to dismantle PS4's image as a "for gamers" console by paying publishers and devs to not show their multiplatform titles during E3 on a PS4. In other words, even if the multiplatform version is coming out for the PS4, they won't be able to show them at E3, thus contributing to the perception that somehow Sony is getting significantly less support for PS4 than Microsoft is "for gamers."

Of course, I'm sure multiplatform games will slip through - they can't possibly pay everyone - but it's extremely telling how they're choosing to spend their money. Rather than do the thing everyone wants, which is end the anti-consumer nonsense, they'll spend their time trying to deceive everyone instead. That should say it all about Microsoft since this year started

So, not only are the massively anti-consumer, they're extremely anti-competitive, too.

Shame on any 3rd party that takes money for a sham like this.
 

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ucan remo.ve RUMUR frmo hte thread tittle TEAMMOD. esram yieldls. are "troubling"toput it lightly.

truthfact.


btw youiw lil not njhear abouthing about tech atMS E3 presentation. tech tarbaby (notracistst!) IS TSTICKIER THAN YOU WIL EVER KNOW. I LOOK FORWARF TO READING THE BOOK BY VENTUREBEAT.

theyMSrushed. --caughtoutbysonychangs. leadershitfailure.p.

This reads like some kind of weird techno poetry.
 

shinra-bansho

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Saw the cboat update - is it just me, or is the style in which he posts fantastic! (no sarcasm)
Two of our most trusted neoGAF insiders have said that Microsoft is reacting hard to what has went down, and so they're going to try to dismantle PS4's image as a "for gamers" console by paying publishers and devs to not show their multiplatform titles during E3 on a PS4. In other words, even if the multiplatform version is coming out for the PS4, they won't be able to show them at E3, thus contributing to the perception that somehow Sony is getting significantly less support for PS4 than Microsoft is "for gamers."

Of course, I'm sure multiplatform games will slip through - they can't possibly pay everyone - but it's extremely telling how they're choosing to spend their money. Rather than do the thing everyone wants, which is end the anti-consumer nonsense, they'll spend their time trying to deceive everyone instead. That should say it all about Microsoft since this year started
Shady as fuck.
 

Quadraphonic

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I love the fact that people and 'industry media people' say moneyhatting doesn't exist, when I know for a fact MS paid my company a few thousand dollars to add exclusive content to our game.

This reads like some kind of weird techno poetry.
By keeping it weird and immature like that, it makes it harder for 'legit' blogs to repost that information without looking retarded.
 

Y2Kev

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I've never actually seen anyone care about footage/demos on the show floor. Do people report on version differences? Don't people usually just read the PR and then go on appointments to ask how awesome games are etc?

Call of Duty: Ghosts is on PSN (the trailer), so I don't think they can buy like media silence
 

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Man, next-gen is really bumming me out. Sony needs competition to thrive, and now Microsoft is just giving up. Even if we're saving money by not having to buy the Xbone, we're missing out in the long run.
 

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Because there is no way of knowing who is behind a post, shills end up poisoning the well. Regular people become cynical and either disengage or stop participating at all as nobody likes feeling manipulated. Astroturfers ruin communities, & in fact, in rare instances that is the goal.

You're acting like the community is incapable of assessing if a post has a good point behind it. Or more importantly, if a post is just making noise and senselessly perusing an agenda.

I like to think people are wiser than that. The negative assumptions and vehement, categorical criticism of Microsoft, to the stated benefit of Sony, seems to be the norm at the moment on the board. Some of this is completely warranted. But the idea that some people would react to that, in the sense that they try to convey why they think Microsoft has a chance or why they think the product can be good, doesn't require a web of deliberate corporate-backed deceit. Some people really do like Microsoft as a company, and if those people get accosted for explaining their point of view, then there's more wrong with this board than there is with them.

If there's shady goings-on, I want to see them called out, but I'm smelling a lot of innuendo and a desire for the worst-possible-scenario to be true, because it plays into a popular narrative that company A is evil and company B is righteous.
 
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I've never actually seen anyone care about footage/demos on the show floor. Do people report on version differences? Don't people usually just read the PR and then go on appointments to ask how awesome games are etc?

Just shows that they pressed the panic button. Or that the current heads of the Xbox division don't have a clue of what are they doing anymore.
 

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Shouldn't the bolded be a new rumor thread? I mean that is literally absurd if true. And I want to see Microsoft burn for this shit. God I can't believe how much of a PS4 fan I'm becoming by the day hahaha...

I'm adding it to the list tonight, just trying to get a bunch of new credible rumours together instead of just one here and one there, this way I don't have to keep running to the topic every five mins. Other than that, I won't be making a new topic.

This is where Gaff comes into its own though. We have many developers and industry commentators on here and surely there must be a hell of a lot of them that just won't accept this level of deceit. If this actually does go down, I'd see it as duty to set the records straight and shine a light on the seedier side of gaming. MS should pay for their missteps, not the fans of another console.

We need a campaign on the level of the DRM twitter campaign. This is just as harmful to the consumers.

I hope many stand up to them. It's not right trying to do stuf like this, because it only hurts consumers, whose primary purpose should always be to inform themselves before they make major purchases. If Microsoft were really to do this, it would be another slap in the face of consumers, even if they don't realize it.

I'd hypothesized a while back that they could go this route, but I'm still angered to hear it playing out. Really says everything about how the see the systems and developer support stacking up.

My hope is that many of the people MS is paying will simply say no, or that this specific rumour is false. I really do hope for the best going into E3, because I desperately want to get excited for Xbox One and things like Quantum Break and Forza 5. But the more Microsoft keeps doing stuff like this (if they do it), the more it keeps killing any possible remaining goodwill I can have.

Going from thinking 360 was the best console of the gen to feeling literal disgust in the pit of my stomach just hearing the name Xbox One is such a shocking change of events I cannot even believe we're here now.
 

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I've never actually seen anyone care about footage/demos on the show floor. Do people report on version differences? Don't people usually just read the PR and then go on appointments to ask how awesome games are etc?

In the 32 bit days it was a big deal.

Playstation VS Saturn Tomb Raider being a big one.

I think they are worried about history repeating itself. If anything it's one of the more brilliant moves if the cost is right. I still don't believe all of this, but it is extremely plausible.
 

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As someone who pretty much played the 360 exclusively this gen, and someone who has put thousands of hours into Halo games pre 343. I literally lose interest in the Xbox One every time I hear more about it.

Sony, you have my attention now, please deliver.
 

C.Dark.DN

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Two of our most trusted neoGAF insiders have said that Microsoft is reacting hard to what has went down, and so they're going to try to dismantle PS4's image as a "for gamers" console by paying publishers and devs to not show their multiplatform titles during E3 on a PS4. In other words, even if the multiplatform version is coming out for the PS4, they won't be able to show them at E3, thus contributing to the perception that somehow Sony is getting significantly less support for PS4 than Microsoft is "for gamers."

Of course, I'm sure multiplatform games will slip through - they can't possibly pay everyone - but it's extremely telling how they're choosing to spend their money. Rather than do the thing everyone wants, which is end the anti-consumer nonsense, they'll spend their time trying to deceive everyone instead. That should say it all about Microsoft since this year started
On stage dev presentations, or gameplay trailers as well?

If they could do the latter, I could see them saying fuck MS's money, and just showing really robust gameplay video.
 

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So, not only are the massively anti-consumer, they're extremely anti-competitive, too.
Shouldn't come as a surprise to anybody who has been following the rest of Microsoft for the last 2-3 decades.
 

MogCakes

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Man, next-gen is really bumming me out. Sony needs competition to thrive, and now Microsoft is just giving up. Even if we're saving money by not having to buy the Xbone, we're missing out in the long run.

Microsoft isn't giving up, they're just being the polar opposite of consumer and competition-friendly.
 

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Two of our most trusted neoGAF insiders have said that Microsoft is reacting hard to what has went down, and so they're going to try to dismantle PS4's image as a "for gamers" console by paying publishers and devs to not show their multiplatform titles during E3 on a PS4. In other words, even if the multiplatform version is coming out for the PS4, they won't be able to show them at E3, thus contributing to the perception that somehow Sony is getting significantly less support for PS4 than Microsoft is "for gamers."

Of course, I'm sure multiplatform games will slip through - they can't possibly pay everyone - but it's extremely telling how they're choosing to spend their money. Rather than do the thing everyone wants, which is end the anti-consumer nonsense, they'll spend their time trying to deceive everyone instead. That should say it all about Microsoft since this year started

I think you meant since Mattrick is president of the entertainment division of Microsoft.
 

Manmademan

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So, not only are the massively anti-consumer, they're extremely anti-competitive, too.

Shame on any 3rd party that takes money for a sham like this.

Yep. microsoft has been nailed for anticompetitive practices many..MANY times. Granted, they're not the only ones (Nintendo got nailed for AC practices in the NES era) but its happened several times.
 

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Two of our most trusted neoGAF insiders have said that Microsoft is reacting hard to what has went down, and so they're going to try to dismantle PS4's image as a "for gamers" console by paying publishers and devs to not show their multiplatform titles during E3 on a PS4. In other words, even if the multiplatform version is coming out for the PS4, they won't be able to show them at E3, thus contributing to the perception that somehow Sony is getting significantly less support for PS4 than Microsoft is "for gamers."

Of course, I'm sure multiplatform games will slip through - they can't possibly pay everyone - but it's extremely telling how they're choosing to spend their money. Rather than do the thing everyone wants, which is end the anti-consumer nonsense, they'll spend their time trying to deceive everyone instead. That should say it all about Microsoft since this year started

New thread.

Shame on those who're accepting the money. Disgusting if this is actually true.
 

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You're acting like the community is incapable of assessing if a post has a good point behind it. Or more importantly, if a post is just making noise and senselessly perusing an agenda.

I like to think people are wiser than that. The negative assumptions and vehement, categorical criticism of Microsoft, to the stated benefit of Sony, seems to be the norm at the moment on the board. Some of this is completely warranted. But the idea that some people would react to that, in the sense that they try to convey why they think Microsoft has a chance or why they think the product can be good, doesn't require a web of deliberate corporate-backed deceit. Some people really do like Microsoft as a company, and if those people get accosted for explaining their point of view, then there's more wrong with this board than there is with them.

If there's shady goings-on, I want to see them called out, but I'm smelling a lot of innuendo and a desire for the worst-possible-scenario to be true, because it plays into a popular narrative that company A is evil and company B is righteous.

See, the thing is, I don't know who you are. So what happens is: I look at your post, and instead of entering into a good debate or exchange of ideas, I say why bother. If this person is a shill, it will be an aggravating waste of time.

That is what happen when comment sections, forums, irl groups, etc get an infestation. & thats what I was trying to get at with the post you quoted.
 

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No, the PC can and will be superior (given the budget) in every way. Just imagine X1: Entry Level PC, PS4 Medium(lower end of medium) PC (significant improvement over X1 but not earth shattering), none are close to a high end PC (earth shattering). With how similar the architecture is to PCs, expect PC games to look even better.

You seem to be forgetting that they (the ps4 at least) have direct access to large amounts of ram. If they are using more than 2GBs of ram per frame, then the majority of video cards out there are going to simply choke. People are going to have to drop vram hungry effects and textures. Also, PC requirements seem to get inflated when the game gets ported. Like Bioshock Infinite, they recommend a video card with 1GB of ram which is more than what 360 or PS3 have. Even the minimum requirements is 512GBs. The only way there isn't going to be a problem is if they develop the game with the PC in mind or we start getting 4GBs of vram on video cards.
 

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I miss the days Proelite would tell us that Xbox durango was around 10% more powerful than PS4, someone else would say Sony doesn't have the money to mass produce the console, or that Sony doesn't have the money to invest in the design of a more powerful console, lherre's statement that both consoles are incredibly close or Aegeis' continued talks about developer confidence being low in the PS4 and that he had found the engineers doing something supremely exciting and that that emotion would be shared by all if they knew what he knew.

It's like you can write a new version tale, Chronicles of GAF: Escape from reality.

Oh well, PS4 technically will be the weaker of the two consoles with the aid of clowd integration anyway.
 

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Two of our most trusted neoGAF insiders have said that Microsoft is reacting hard to what has went down, and so they're going to try to dismantle PS4's image as a "for gamers" console by paying publishers and devs to not show their multiplatform titles during E3 on a PS4. In other words, even if the multiplatform version is coming out for the PS4, they won't be able to show them at E3, thus contributing to the perception that somehow Sony is getting significantly less support for PS4 than Microsoft is "for gamers."

Of course, I'm sure multiplatform games will slip through - they can't possibly pay everyone - but it's extremely telling how they're choosing to spend their money. Rather than do the thing everyone wants, which is end the anti-consumer nonsense, they'll spend their time trying to deceive everyone instead. That should say it all about Microsoft since this year started

If this is true... this is huge. Can we get another thread?
 

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Two of our most trusted neoGAF insiders have said that Microsoft is reacting hard to what has went down, and so they're going to try to dismantle PS4's image as a "for gamers" console by paying publishers and devs to not show their multiplatform titles during E3 on a PS4. In other words, even if the multiplatform version is coming out for the PS4, they won't be able to show them at E3, thus contributing to the perception that somehow Sony is getting significantly less support for PS4 than Microsoft is "for gamers."

Of course, I'm sure multiplatform games will slip through - they can't possibly pay everyone - but it's extremely telling how they're choosing to spend their money. Rather than do the thing everyone wants, which is end the anti-consumer nonsense, they'll spend their time trying to deceive everyone instead. That should say it all about Microsoft since this year started

LOOOOOL

god damn next week will be epic
 

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I've talked to more people since then though and this isn't the usual jostling for publishers on stage that happens at E3. Microsoft is throwing BIG money around to reverse course on idea that they aren't a games console. The rumors are that PS4 versions of multiplats, by those who do take the money, won't be shown AT ALL. Not on stage and not on the show floor.


This is what I was talking about when I posted can 3rd party devs gimp one version if they got money hatted by a console manufacturer so the more powerful console doesn't look better. And many here suggested that this cannot happen or has not happened in past gens. But I can see this happening since this is how MS plays by using its money hats! The above news is outrageous if its really the truth. :/
 

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If Microsoft is actually paying people not to show the PS4 version of their games, it may mean that they're starting to panic after seeing all the backlash from their event and are now engaging in highly defensive tactics to try to compensate for their percieved weakness. Sony's approach and the negativity surrounding their anti-consumer policies and multimedia focus may force them to reevaluate their strategic positioning in the future market. Unfortunately for them, the time is running out and after E3 there's no turning back.
 

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For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure famousmortimer does have legit developer contacts.

yeah, no reason to question that guy. As far as I can see he's legit.

He DID say though that this is something microsoft is "attempting" to do, and "of those who take the money" no games may be seen for PS4.

This isn't likely to be any JP devs of note (because MS is nonexistent in Japan), nor is it likely to be anyone the size of EA, Activision, or Ubisoft. Not only are those three simply too large to moneyhat that way, no one in their right mind thinks Madden, COD, Battlefield, Assassin's Creed, etc won't show up on PS4.
 

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Two of our most trusted neoGAF insiders have said that Microsoft is reacting hard to what has went down, and so they're going to try to dismantle PS4's image as a "for gamers" console by paying publishers and devs to not show their multiplatform titles during E3 on a PS4. In other words, even if the multiplatform version is coming out for the PS4, they won't be able to show them at E3, thus contributing to the perception that somehow Sony is getting significantly less support for PS4 than Microsoft is "for gamers."

Of course, I'm sure multiplatform games will slip through - they can't possibly pay everyone - but it's extremely telling how they're choosing to spend their money. Rather than do the thing everyone wants, which is end the anti-consumer nonsense, they'll spend their time trying to deceive everyone instead. That should say it all about Microsoft since this year started

That's pretty disgusting. How about instead of paying to make the rival console not look interesting to gamers, they go back to the drawing board, scrap this cablebox shit and use the money to make a console that is interesting to gamers.

Oh well. On the plus side theres no way in hell I'm supporting Xbox/Microsoft this gen so they've saved me a couple of hundred $$$ on the price of the console.
 

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Meh, sounds like a waste of money.

There's so much games media there, if its not explicitly called 'exclusive' everyone will assume its multiplat
 

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You're acting like the community is incapable of assessing if a post has a good point behind it. Or more importantly, if a post is just making noise and senselessly perusing an agenda.

I like to think people are wiser than that. The negative assumptions and vehement, categorical criticism of Microsoft, to the stated benefit of Sony, seems to be the norm at the moment on the board. Some of this is completely warranted. But the idea that some people would react to that, in the sense that they try to convey why they think Microsoft has a chance or why they think the product can be good, doesn't require a web of deliberate corporate-backed deceit. Some people really do like Microsoft as a company, and if those people get accosted for explaining their point of view, then there's more wrong with this board than there is with them.

If there's shady goings-on, I want to see them called out, but I'm smelling a lot of innuendo and a desire for the worst-possible-scenario to be true, because it plays into a popular narrative that company A is evil and company B is righteous.


Dang you sho can write guud.
 

Alchemy

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This is what I was talking about when I posted can 3rd party devs gimp one version if they got money hatted by a console manufacturer so the more powerful console doesn't look better. And many here suggested that this cannot happen or has not happened in past gens. But I can see this happening since this is how MS plays by using its money hats! The above news is outrageous if its really the truth. :/

The two aren't even the same fucking thing. Microsoft is paying for studios to simply not show the PS4 version, not dumb it down. It would take a lot of money to get a company to suicide their PS4 versions by dumbing the products down, because at the end of the day the PS4 releases will be compared to other PS4 games, not Xbone games. And PS4 exclusives are going to look significantly better.
 

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The great thing though, is that we can expect whatever 3rd party games that Microsoft show to look a lot better when we buy them.

Because we're gonna buy them for our PS4's.

Because who's seriously going to buy an Xbone?

So yeah. Great news.
 

KotorFanboy

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That's pretty disgusting. How about instead of paying to make the rival console not look interesting to gamers, they go back to the drawing board, scrap this cablebox shit and use the money to make a console that is interesting to gamers.

Oh well. On the plus side theres no way in hell I'm supporting Xbox/Microsoft this gen so they've saved me a couple of hundred $$$ on the price of the console.

Yup, I have never rooted for a failure of a console so hard before. I hope Wii U and PS4 eat that thing alive.
 

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That's pretty disgusting. How about instead of paying to make the rival console not look interesting to gamers, they go back to the drawing board, scrap this cablebox shit and use the money to make a console that is interesting to gamers.

Oh well. On the plus side theres no way in hell I'm supporting Xbox/Microsoft this gen so they've saved me a couple of hundred $$$ on the price of the console.

And launch late 2014/early 2015? They would be dead by then.
 

PhatSaqs

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Meh, sounds like a waste of money.

There's so much games media there, if its not explicitly called 'exclusive' everyone will assume its multiplat

Pretty much. Not sure why anyone would be outraged by this. Its just on a grander scale than whats already happened with shit like Assasins Creed ads for Playstation or CoD for Xbox. The question of whether a game is exclusive or not will be pretty easy to answer.
 
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