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Community Do you think Microsoft are messing up?

Do you think Microsoft are messing up?

From the turbulent start of the generation, having to do a 180 on DRM policies and such, then removing the kinect they tried so hard to push, to their decision to cancel the remaster of Phantom Dust, then to port half the Xbox One exclusives to PC, and now cancelling Fable Legends, closing Lionhead studios and now attempting to merge PC and console (and even considering making the Xbox One upgradeable-rumour has it???). How much faith do you all have in Microsoft.

Keep in mind it's not been all doom and gloom, they've done some amazing things with the Xbox One like introducing backwards compatibility (with already well over 100 compatible games), providing free copies of 360 games for buying the X1 versions (eg: getting Gears 1-3 and Judgement for buying Gears of War Ultimate Edition, getting Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2 for free if buying Rainbow Six Siege... the list goes on). Also they've upgraded the interface to Windows 10 style, improving the performance significantly, and provided loads of multimedia as well as implemented requested features from the community. They have even been working to make the system compatible with DirectX 12. Furthermore, they've been pushing for innovation, sealing some unique "exclusive" titles such as Sunset Overdrive, Cuphead, Quantum Break and Scalebound. Not to mention trying to push the boundaries of the system's capabilities with The Cloud, and the way Crackdown will utilize it looks absolutely astonishing.

What are your thoughts? Are these redeeming qualities? Or are they just distractions as Microsoft is causing a disaster?

Posted about 1 year ago by Black Fire Dragon the 13th

I see it as Microsoft not putting all of its eggs into one basket.

There are some serious privacy concerns about Windows 10 and all the negative press is impacting Microsoft's sales.

Expanding their exclusives to Windows 10 might convince people to switch over.

One final thing to point out before I actually post this: with Microsoft's exclusives on the Windows 10 store, it'll be competing against the big behemoth: Steam. And with a new competitor on the block, Valve might finally have to work at improving Steam. The first (and rather obvious) step will be staunch the horrible, low to zero effort games just flooding onto steam through Greenlight.

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Posted about 1 year ago by minimim

The more they mess up, the better for my platform. So I hope they fail hard.

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Posted about 1 year ago by strelokgunslinger

I see it as Microsoft not putting all of its eggs into one basket. There are some serious privacy concerns about Windows 10 and all the negative press is impacting Microsoft's sales.Expanding their exclusives to Windows 10 might convince people to switch over.One final thing to point out before I actually post this: with Microsoft's exclusives on the Windows 10 store, it'll be competing against the big behemoth: Steam. And with a new competitor on the block, Valve might finally have to work at improving Steam. The first (and rather obvious) step will be staunch the horrible, low to zero effort games just flooding onto steam through Greenlight.

Improving steam?

You realize how flawed Windows 10 store is right ... lol

The Tomb Raider sales tanked the support is crap and updates are delayed in comparison to Steam

And now GOW UE is failing, and I assume any future releases will suffer the same fate, we know thisll fail cause of GFWL

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Posted about 1 year ago by Black Fire Dragon the 13th

You realize how flawed Windows 10 store is right ... lolThe Tomb Raider sales tanked the support is crap and updates are delayed in comparison to SteamAnd now GOW UE is failing, and I assume any future releases will suffer the same fate, we know this'll fail cause of GFWL

I know it has flaws. Doesn't necessarily mean it won't get improved upon as time goes on.

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Posted about 1 year ago by strelokgunslinger

I know it has flaws. Doesn't necessarily mean it won't get improved upon as time goes on.

It won't. they never learned from GFWL, hopefully they realize the path they are about to go on and give up then release on ""both"" steam and w10 store

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Posted about 1 year ago by ColdDeath

At this point the Windows Store has NO chance of becoming any kind of alternative to Steam or GOG (store and Galaxy), except for a few MS console-exclusive ports they put on there. Far too basic, far too many limitations. Hell even EA Origin has more to offer.

They will have to put in some SERIOUS effort before they can even begin to go up against them.

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Posted about 1 year ago by LiamC

Windows Store? I've got more chance of making a turd fly than buying something off of there.

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Posted about 1 year ago by CyberEagle1989

The question should be "Do you think Microsoft are CONTINUING their proud tradition of messing up."

The answer is obvious.

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Posted about 1 year ago by CraftyApe

The more they mess up, the better for my platform. So I hope they fail hard.

Bloody fanboys. PS4 IS SHIT GO FUCKING DIE IN A FIRE GET AN XBOX ONE U FAGGOT

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Posted about 1 year ago by minimim

Bloody fanboys. PS4 IS SHIT GO FUCKING DIE IN A FIRE GET AN XBOX ONE U FAGGOT

No, I use Linux. I'm not a peasant consolefag. PCMARSTERRACE

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Posted about 1 year ago by Ix Techau

No, I use Linux.

Pfff mainstream. I run all my games on a Raspberry PI v1.

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Posted about 1 year ago by minimim

Pfff mainstream. I run all my games on a Raspberry PI v1.

Running Windows CE?

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Posted about 1 year ago by LiamC

Pfff mainstream. I run all my games on a Raspberry PI v1.

Loser.

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