Personally, I'm split between two for the worst move: Making Live Gold a paid membership, and shipping the console with hardware issues (RROD)
What has been Microsoft's best/worst decision so far?
"How is releasing without Blu-ray a good thing? The format has succeeded so why not have the next generation video format? Plus the console has the Video Marketplace and Netflix as alternatives. Although, one could argue that these features wouldn't have been as fleshed out by Microsoft if Blu-Ray was built in, but still...
Worst: Releasing with shoddy hardware."
Best: NOT including HD-DVD or Blu-ray.
"Sidle said:I'm guessing he's saying that because including HD-DVD/Blu-Ray would have increased the cost of buying a 360."Worst: Releasing with shoddy hardware.How is releasing without Blu-ray a good thing? The format has succeeded so why not have the next generation video format? Plus the console has the Video Marketplace and Netflix as alternatives. Although, one could argue that these features wouldn't have been as fleshed out by Microsoft if Blu-Ray was built in, but still..."
Best: NOT including HD-DVD or Blu-ray."
The worst decision is definitely the issues with the hardware. The best decision... I'd say, getting all the third party developers and converting some exclusive-only games to their system.
So far, ever? Or so far since the 360 came out? Microsoft have been charging for Xbox Live since it started. So, technically they didn't make Gold a charge service, they introduced Silver as a free service. However, I agree, paying for Xbox Live sucks.
"somehow not seeing that investing in their owns studios will benefit them in the long run rather than using that money to buy exclusives"
they made like 3 new studios with the 360 launch, and expanded rare and lionhead greatly, especially the the former.
Ahh i don't think RROD was a decision. Its not like they sat around the office and said "hey guys lets make the system die with a cool red lights ring on the front of the console" Another decision that was posted here was releasing good game... thats not a decision either thats just the companys making good games, no one decides "Hey lets release a shitty game" no they all want to release good games.
My picks for best and worst are one in the same. Releasing the console early. On one hand it gave them the head start they needed on PS3 in the USA (note i said USA cause in japan it didn't matter they don't buy American goods. The USA could come out with the greatest console ever and they wouldn't buy it just cause it wasn't made by Japanese) On the other hand it rushed the dev team to make a console that had flaws that would in turn cause things like rrod.
"Personally, I'm split between two for the worst move: Making Live Gold a paid membership, and shipping the console with hardware issues (RROD)For the best move, although this may be controversial to some of you, I would say it's the New Xbox Experience. I think the Avatars actually look pretty cool, and the new dashboard redesign is slick.What do you guys think Microsoft's worst and best moves has been this generation?"
Heeeeey guess what. There likely wouldn't be a New Xbox Experience if they didn't charge for gold.
Best : Including a free three year warrant in case of RROD. Probably the most helpful thing Microsoft has ever done.
Worst : Nickel and Dime'ing every little thing in the Marketplace. There is no need for us to be paying $2 for Picture Packs and Themes that should be free in the first because we paid $50 to have that account we should at the very least be able to pimp it out free of additional fees.
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