By Blu3V3nom07 38 Comments
Well. This isn't news. He's said dick-nothing.
The point is, that Microsoft's official Public Representative has said nothing. Well, I mean exactly:
I wanted to give you the official Microsoft Statement regarding some comments you may have seen yesterday::
"We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday. This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views do not reflect the customer centric approach we take to our products or how we would communicate directly with our loyal consumers. We are very sorry if this offended anyone, however we have not made any announcements about our product roadmap, and have no further comment on this matter."
As frequent readers of my blog know, the moment we have news about our products I will be sharing all the details I can.
This is the closest thing we have to a public figure. From what Jeff has said, Don Mattrick is going to EA, whether or not that's true. Joe Belfiore isn't gonna ever be CEO. Ballmer doesn't even have a twitter. And Bill Gates hasn't said anything.
I've said before, that I'm a little pro-Microsoft. But, I mean I'll admit: If worse comes to worse, come past E3, like by September, I sure hope this has been sort it out. But, I guess I would then give in maybe to a PS4. This is a blog post, so a year from now I might have bought something and I'll know.
Anyway, this time now, there's 613 comments on that official posting. Le Sigh.. ~ The point is that: This DRM, now has me worried. I'm trying just desperately hard, to try and figure out who's pitching this AlwaysOnline thing. Windows has always been this hippie mentality about providing the cheapest-best thing for every human being in the world.
Its like: On one side you have this Always-online thing. (X∞) I don't have a chart. ~ And on the other side (PS4), you have: I don't like the controller design. I don't like Sony (XMB) interface. I don't like the messaging. I don't like the store interface. And if the word on the street is right, a PS4 might cost $430. Xbox ∞ was supposedly designed with a $300 price, "guaranteed," at some point.
There's now like 9 solid weeks until E3. If you think of this as a creative writing assignment. A red-button creative issue, where a MS Studios CD has shit your bed.. 'Just ruined the whole thing. How do you fix this? The only thing I can think of right now: is if they did a Nintendo Direct style move, featuring Steve Ballmer and Don Mattrick. And have them give a 5 minute speech about why gamers shouldn't worry. And of course cancel any DRM plan from here on out.
Even if they were to put a half-AO console-thing out, price it $200 and below. And have XBL priced at $3 a month.
Or, have 2 Xbox versions. One cheap AO version, priced at $100, w/ a payment plan like T-Mobile. Microsoft already does now with their 360. Or a $300 version with no AO. And $30 XBL points included with every console.
Every day they don't say something, the worse it is. If we don't hear anything by this Friday, we're fucked. Nine weeks is way too far for gamers to wait. Gamers will burn that bed before then. : /