• BladedFalcon - June 12, 2013 7:20 a.m.

    "we took pity on poor Don" Sorry, but it's kinda hard to feel pity for someone that straight up has said games like these: "Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity. It's called Xbox 360," (In other words, don't have online? fuck you, we don't care.) "I don't know what to tell you. Those business models exist today and they'll exist in the future." (In other words: SO what if what we're doing is shitty? people have done already and will do it later, so that makes it OK) "If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards." (In other words: You want a feature we chose to ignore? FUCK YOU) I mean... Dunno if you guys remember that douchebag from ocean Marketing. But no one cut him any slack (not on this site either.) for being a dick to his customers. Why should be any different now? Anyway, amusing article regardless, even though technically, with kinect, Mattrick might as well have started the creation of the T-101 :P
  • CharThom - June 13, 2013 12:10 p.m.

    You can't compare that guy for Ocean Marketting to Mattrick.. Mattrick did his research. Point 1: The largest majority of gamers nowadays have connection to the internet, so connected to the internet every 24 hours won't be an issue for the large majority of people and technically he is correct, there is an offline console, called the Xbox 360 which still will have ongoing support after the release of the Xbox One, you can't tell the tone of his voice through a written interview. Point 2: Yes, Mattrick is using this business model, it already exsists and will do in the future.. The point is he's controlling his business like a... BUSINESS! Just because it's video games, it's still Mattrick's business as he is the President of Interactive Entertainment at Microsoft, it's in his best interest to use a tried and tested formula which will exist now and in the future. Point 3 In a recent interview with Wall Street Journal, Mattrick has got his team to do research (again, a very key word in this reply) and found that only 5% of people played previous generation games on new consoles, it would be wasting company money to add that as it has shown it is rarely done by people. I don't think many people complained that their Sega Megadrive cartridges didn't fit into the Sega Saturn, or the Nintendo 64 cartridges didn't fit into the Wii, it's pointless to add it to new consoles cause times are changing. I wish people would just accept the future!
  • sxh967 - June 13, 2013 5:07 p.m.

    Times aren't changing. They are just trying to change the time but it's not going to work. When we are ready to go fully digital we will. They're not going to force us into it.
  • CharThom - June 19, 2013 4:02 p.m.

    It needs to be forced upon us! Do you think they need to wait for 100s of millions of gamers to be happy before the future comes? If all but one gamer in the entire world wants gaming future but that one gamer doesn't want it, have we got to wait? Cause lets say, Kevin (why not?) is sat in his basement playing Portal 2 waiting for Portal 3 to come out, loves his 360 but doesn't like change. Have we got to wait 20-30 years before he says... yeah ok bring on the future or before one faithful night comes when he get's killed by an angry nerdy gamer with a Wii katana before gaming future comes? It needs to be forced upon us, like a drunk virgin at University party..
  • richard-price - June 19, 2013 11:09 a.m.

    What a brilliant reply. (You typed everything I just couldn't be bothered to!) Spot on.
  • alecbeals - June 12, 2013 7:18 a.m.

    ..well alright then

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