Anonymous asked: yeah it felt like all microsoft really talked about was all the new features of the xbox and a few games, while sony was like games games games oh btw here's a few minutes of vita. i noticed a lot of people were disappointed about no news of a price drop, either.
(maybe tomorrow if you don't mind waiting a little bit longer lol i'ma bout to crash and i don't feel like dealing with 500 character limits lol)
What I was just muttering to myself about the Microsoft press conference (what I’ve heard about and what I’ve seen) is that…let’s just say Microsoft doesn’t care about you or me anymore. They don’t care about the “gaming press,” or enthusiasts. Who they care about in the press world are places like The New York Times, who will cover the news to a wider audience with much less scrutiny. That’s why Internet Explorer was announced. When you get a PC, IE is on there and tons of people use it. Those same people don’t really care about technology or wanting to learn about the “fandom” of internet access or gaming, they just want to click till they hit Facebook. The same mentality (“Made For People Who Don’t Know Better”) has pioneered Microsoft’s past two years, and is immediately seen in the most recent, ad-plastered Xbox 360 dashboard. For years I considered the 360 the premier gaming system, and I don’t anymore. They’re more concerned about exploiting uninterested people rather than keeping the traditional users happy.
So, in a way, it’s not about them “winning” E3. They don’t view it that way. I’m sure the head honchos at MS knew that bringing up the Nike guy, or having Usher dance, or announcing IE or Univision would illicit angry tweets and gaming-specific journalists raising ire, but they don’t care. To them, winning E3 means making the most money around Christmastime, not how many good games they showed.
I don’t mean to say MS is all completely terrible, but they’ve blatantly turned their back on what made them successful. The few games they do still put out are still of a quality, though, and can still be appreciated. We all just need to recognize that us bitching about “Too many shooters!” doesn’t matter if they’ll sell 20 million in November.