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 EUROGAMER RIPS MICROSOFT TO SHREDS! "XBOX ONE X FALLS FLAT" 
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Holy Shit!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Eurogamer (like most of the gaming media) have been very disappointed by Xbox One X, and even more disappointed by Microsoft's horrible Xbox One X press conference yesterday at Gamescom! :cry:

Also remember it was Eurogamer (aka Digital Foundry) that scored the world exclusive reveal of the Xbox One X - and even so, Eurogamer still can't hide their disgust at what an utter dead on arrival piece of shit the Xbox One X really is! :redface:

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Microsoft's final sales pitch for Xbox One X falls flat


As the allocated 90 minutes clocked up and we all began to think about the few short hours left until we drag ourselves up for the Monday commute, it was hard to make head or tail of what Microsoft's Gamescom show had set out to achieve. In an hour and a half of reheated E3 trailers and recaps, there was perhaps one announcement of a genuine exclusive for Xbox: a vertical console stand for the day one edition of the Xbox One X, as unpackaged by Major Nelson in an abandoned office on the other side of the world.

Whether this was a conference or not was neither here nor there, for Microsoft had requested the attention of an audience hungry for anything after a lacklustre E3, and staring down the barrel of an unconvincing Q4 for Xbox. This was an opportunity to convince the world that the Xbox One X was going to be a worthwhile bet this year, perhaps the last before the console's launch, but when the pre-orders went live at the close of the show it was difficult not to feel that the sales pitch had fallen flat.

It all brought up the same question that kept recurring again and again - who is this thing for, and what's Microsoft setting out to achieve with the Xbox One X? Its mantra, repeated ad infinitum in official material, is that this is The World's Most Powerful Console, but there's the nagging feeling that elsewhere in Redmond things aren't running quite so smoothly.

You can sense that in the same mistakes being made again; Microsoft stepped up its commitment to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, backing a proven winner, but the messaging was all over the place. This is an exclusive in that very loose definition of the word, with all sorts of obfuscation being peddled out when it comes to future versions on other platforms. Maybe if Phil Spencer hadn't skipped this week's show he might have advised that, mindful of a Gamescom from the not-too-distant past and the muddied reveal of another Xbox 'exclusive', you can't pull the wool over people's eyes for too long.

It needs new and exciting games, and just one reason to make the Xbox One X essential - an Uncharted, or a Breath of the Wild, to make the console's case for it. Forza Motorsport 7, as fine as it looks, doesn't quite cut it - alongside Gears of War and Halo, it feels like yesterday's news, and not the shot in the arm that's needed right now. You could argue that the PlayStation 4 Pro didn't have its own big showcase game, but given Sony's momentum and success so far this generation, it didn't really need one.

For all the bluster of the Xbox One X, and its proud claim to be the world's most powerful console, it seems its intentions are surprisingly modest. A boon for the fans, with a little exclusive vertical stand thrown in to boot. Given the hits the brand has taken over the past few years, staying upright might be all that can be asked for right now.


http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1421798


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A vertical stand announcement? Fuck yes! :up:

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And Eurogamer will gladly host DF articles that show XOX decimate everything else in head to heads.

Vertical stands are awesome. :up:


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Everything about the X is fairly negative at Eurogamer unless it's by Digital Foundry, or Richard Leadbetter in particular.


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they basically said the first day at gamescom was very Meh... but they they saw a bunch of games behind the curtains and they are back on the hype train.

sooo... that little bit of negative news was good for a day, great success!


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How could anyone be on board a "hype train" for a $650 mid-cycle hardware revision gaming system with NOT A SINGLE FUCKING EXCLUSIVE GAME? :loco:

You fuckers want Forza 7? How about you play the superior version of the game on PC? :?

Save the $650 on an Xbox One X, and just buy a fucking new PC graphics card to play all this shit with SUPERIOR graphics/frame-rate/resolution...whilst also saving money in not having to pay for an XBL membership, and also paying less for game purchases (considering how much cheaper PC games are).

You are purposefully choosing to spend MORE MONEY to play the INFERIOR version of EVERY MUST HAVE XBOX ONE X GAME, instead of spending LESS MONEY to play the SUPERIOR version of EVERY MUST HAVE XBOX ONE X GAME. :roll:


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Jasper wrote:
How could anyone be on board a "hype train" for a $650 mid-cycle hardware revision gaming system


This exert gives me flashbacks to the Wii launch and look how that panned out! :lol:

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Let me get this straight. Is there or isn't there going to be a vertical stand?


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Only included with the Scorpio edition, but you can buy it separately apparently.


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Rocco ya dumb cunt, there are plenty of Microsoft-exclusive games.


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"Microsoft exclusive games"? :?

Nice try cocksucker...but i'm talking XBOX EXCLUSIVE games! :roll:


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I thought Microsoft makes Xbox. Does Jasper know something we don't?

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It is a Microsoft exclusive game. I don't understand why they should exclude another platform of theirs. Gamers win. Good guys Microsoft.


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Without Microsoft I shudder to think how far behind the games industry would be with the leadership of the likes of Nintendo.

Also, Xbox One X pre-orders now larger than the original Xbox One pre-orders.. not bad for a console no one wants Roccojaspernator

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Froggy wrote:
Also, Xbox One X pre-orders now larger than the original Xbox One pre-orders.


WRONG!!! :down:

Forbes already exposed that Microsoft is full of shit!!! :up:

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Microsoft Says Xbox One X Is Its Fastest-Selling Console Pre-Order Ever

Yesterday, Microsoft said that the Xbox One X outperformed expectations. Now Microsoft is going a step further, claiming that it’s selling faster than any previous Xbox.

But I think it’s important to take a closer look at what Microsoft is actually saying here in a statement that is completely devoid of any numbers or metrics whatsoever.

Here’s the wording in the release "Within just a few days, we saw record-setting sell-out times and are currently sold out in many countries around the world. You, our biggest fans, have pre-ordered more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles in the first five days than any Xbox ever".

One note is that “record-setting sell-out times” can mean…literally anything, because we don’t know how many Xbox One Xs were allotted to these retailers compared to how many older Xboxes were given out previously.

The statement says that more Xbox One Xs were pre-ordered in the first five days than their past consoles, however, again, there are no numbers so we don’t have any idea what this really means on a larger scale. And I see that some are reading this as “the Xbox One X is outselling all past consoles” which is a large leap to take from just five days of pre-orders. We have no idea how many Xboxes were offered in this same window in the past, so it’s hard to get a real sense of what this means other than “there was a good amount of enthusiasm among fans this first week.”

Microsoft has stopped reporting actual sales of Xboxes years ago when it became clear that this generation they were too far behind Sony for those comparisons to look favorable (Sony meanwhile, is bursting at the seams to brag about sales whenever they can, almost obnoxiously, but with actual numbers, at least).

But that’s taken us to this place where statements like these are absent figures entirely, so it’s hard to report that Microsoft has done a truly impressive thing without larger context.

Right now the only data we have is “Xbox fans are really pumped about the X” which is what these five-day pre-sale metrics indicate.

Am I too hard on the Xbox? I’m about to have 500 people on Twitter telling me I am for the second time this week, but without hard numbers it’s tough to declare what’s pitched by PR as good news as a clear and decisive win. The problem is that with no hard sales numbers forthcoming, even after launch, it will be incredibly difficult to tell one way or the other, and that seems to be exactly how Microsoft likes it.


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Isn't that what Nintendo does, under supplies retailers so they sell out and demand is high?

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What idiot wrote that? This is not an ambiguous sentence: "You, our biggest fans, have pre-ordered more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles in the first five days than any Xbox ever"


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Never mind, I Googled it. It was written by this guy (https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/#7df0c8f46041) who writes for The Daily Dot, the website that Jasper was just bagging over in the Mario Rabbids thread for giving 10/10 to Xcom 2.


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:lol: Blown up


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Hercy wrote:
Never mind, I Googled it. It was written by this guy (https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/#7df0c8f46041) who writes for The Daily Dot, the website that Jasper was just bagging over in the Mario Rabbids thread for giving 10/10 to Xcom 2.


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