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Posted By JigsawIntoSpace

It's an interesting move on their part, everything really is on the table. I wonder if Sony will have some sort or response to this, some new reveal to keep this interesting.

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Edited By Ulio

SCOOPS !!!

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Edited By Morningstar

The war is on, and war never changes.

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Posted By Shingro

@jigsawintospace: They kinda don't need to, they' already got the stronger box for the cheaper price, still they probably will do something accenting their indie self publishing or somesuch.

their lack of draconian cert policies won't really play to the common man so that wouldn't work... Dunno! What an interesting fight though eh? Great console gen =D

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Edited By Hyuzen

SCOOOOPS!!

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Posted By Largo6661

Great interview Patrick, thanks

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Edited By RetroVirus

Even Marc Whitten recognizes the power of the Scoop!

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Edited By Lockes84

Raw material such like these dumptrucks is what is missing from news in general. Good job.

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Edited By huss

Necessary move on their part. Hopefully soon they'll start seeming genuinely excited about video games.

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Posted By GaspoweR

BEEP BEEP

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Edited By jimmyfenix
@shingro said:

@jigsawintospace:

They kinda don't need to, they' already got the stronger box for the cheaper price, still they probably will do something accenting their indie self publishing or somesuch.

their lack of draconian cert policies won't really play to the common man so that wouldn't work... Dunno! What an interesting fight though eh? Great console gen =D

Yes now its just about those damn video games!

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Posted By Computerplayer1

"Frankly"

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Edited By owlmassive

Still will not change my mind simply because they could switch on these policies at anytime

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Posted By namco51

Awww yeah, lets all hop in the Interview Dumpster!

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Edited By michaelfossbakk

Patrick's voice is only coming out of one of my speakers. Anyone else?

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Posted By poheroe

nice job !

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Posted By paisan13

Thanks Patrick, fantastic job as usual ^_^

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Posted By Jazzycola

Did the interview get shorter by like 8 seconds or is it just me? I had it paused and forgot about it in another tab that said 8:06. I opened it in a different tab and it's 7:58.

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Posted By DG187

@morningstar: And I'm with Sony in this war. They showed us they care first and Microsoft is done shoving fees up my Eastern European ass with their Xbox's.

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Edited By Chuck_

Patrick, you gotta mix these in mono, man :/

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Posted By pocketroid
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Edited By HairyMike87

For what I've gathered, they are just using "the cloud" as a term to mean dedicated servers and downloading things like driveatars. Also, people need to at least have a connection when they first buy it, so that still is somewhat of a barrier to people. I would think stores will allow people to setup their systems before taking it home if they really want it and live in a rural area.

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Posted By HatKing

That last question was pretty hilarious and a little uncomfortable. You could hear it in Marc Whitten's reaction.

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Posted By LonestarrSB

Good interview...although considering going in he knew it would be a short interview...he could have chose a better question than asking about gamestop stock price.

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Posted By Krakn3Dfx

Hearing people from MS talk, and not just in this case, it's pretty clear why it's rare that anyone steps outside the box at Microsoft when they speak. It always seems like there's a virtual gun at their head, making them choose words their words carefully and not pull an "Orth".

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Posted By Faltru

"The Cloud"

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Edited By Saga

I'm glad that they reconsidered. I canceled my PS4 pre-order and pre-ordered my Xbox One as soon as I read Scoop's article.

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Edited By LarryDavis

"TO THE CLOUD!" - taco

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Edited By Oddballs

Hearing people from MS talk, and not just in this case, it's pretty clear why it's rare that anyone steps outside the box at Microsoft when they speak. It always seems like there's a virtual gun at their head, making them choose words their words carefully and not pull an "Orth".

So true. Most of this was seemingly read from a script. My favourite was the way he kept referring to 'Everyone telling us we fucked up and have shitty policies' as 'Gamers tell us what they love, and they tell us what they don't love'. Every response oozed with spin.

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Edited By Bicycle_Repairman

@saga: Yes.. because that will teach those guys not to mess with you again!....right? So much for strong opinions and values.

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Posted By Saga

I own both consoles and the overall gaming experience is much better in the 360. Sure, it's nice that PSN+ gives you discounted and free titles to download such as Uncharted 3 but I feel like the PS store is down for "update" every other week. Xbox One made a mistake that they are rectifying and that's what matters. Sony is no saint. Their latest firmware update locked many consoles and I still haven't forgotten how they lost people's credit card and personal information a year ago and took 2 weeks to make a statement.

@saga: Yes.. because that will teach those guys not to mess with you again!....right? So much for strong opinions and values.

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Posted By tourgen

Man I don't know. I don't get a good feeling hearing this guy talk. Just because he says frankly a lot doesn't mean they are having a frank conversation. In fact it felt very slippery and vague.

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Posted By MjHealy

$COOPZZZZ

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Posted By Hobbaswaggle
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Posted By Homeslice

To those who are buying Xbox Ones instead of PS4s solely because of this change....you just make me laugh.

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Edited By Krakn3Dfx

To those who are buying Xbox Ones instead of PS4s solely because of this change....you just make me laugh.

I know! We're still months away from launch, MS basically said "We don't need your money!" until they realized nobody was buying drinks, and now they're all, "Well, now we'll take your money," and now drinks are on the houzzzzzzzz!

People are puzzling.

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Posted By MrMazz

This sounded a lot better after reading it. He still pretty much dodged a lot of the questions but frankly it didn't seem soooo abd.

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Edited By golguin

@homeslice said:

To those who are buying Xbox Ones instead of PS4s solely because of this change....you just make me laugh.

I know! We're still months away from launch, MS basically said "We don't need your money!" until they realized nobody was buying drinks, and now they're all, "Well, now we'll take your money," and now drinks are on the houzzzzzzzz!

People are puzzling.

I'm baffled by how they underestimated the number of people that would say "fuck you" to their policies. The pre order numbers must have been complete garbage for them to turn around and say "JK guys."

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Edited By MonkeyKing1969

@bigjeffrey said:

Did this go in the Interview Dumptruck or the Dumpster?

They should put audio in the Interview Dumptruck and video into the Broadcast Dumpster.

At the end of teh interview to Marc say "Thank you...roger." It sure sounds like he says, "Roger" not Patrick.

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Edited By ptys

Shouldn't have ended the interview with "How do you think Sony is reacting"? I little too pop column for Microsoft to take you seriously. Good interview though, I guess you were pressed for time.

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Posted By benderunit22

Ever closer to a future where I don't even have to read articles anymore as they're all gonna be available in audio form - in the cloud.

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Posted By Godlyawesomeguy

Frankly?

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Edited By koolaid

Honestly, this interview is a little depressing. He keeps using words like "passionate" fans and focuses on what people "loved" about the system.

It bums me out and here's why. Sure Microsoft is a business and their best interest is the most money possible... but there are still a lot of people who work there, people in the trenches and above, who are passionate about the xbox and love games and just want to bring the best console to people.

Obviously, the vast majority of people didn't want what xbox was selling. But the way they were dragged through the mud....

Just like that guy who exploded on twitter about the always online stuff, I'm sure there is a bunch of depressed people there. A lot of people who just feel like they want to make the best console they can, and the gamers hate them for it.

It's the most depressing part of working in the video game industry for me. The passion people have for gaming can create some beautiful things. But it can be such a double edged sword. It results in such vitriol sometimes. And it sucks.

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Posted By Zatoichi_Sanjuro

Seems to me the vast majority of Xbox fans thought the 'Family Sharing' meant ten people could have any game in your library designated for sharing. Except now it turns out it was only supposed to be a 45 min demo before being sent to the marketplace. Pretty much these same people are now lapping up Microsoft's "reversal" as if there aren't similar catches. As if a company that signaled it's anti-consumer intentions from the outset, deliberately and continually uses vague and misleading "information" regarding it's product, are suddenly trustworthy.

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Posted By selfconfessedcynic

Sigh, I really don't like Microsoft spokespeople and executives. They always come off as smarmy assholes.

But hey - they fixed most of what I didn't like, so if they show me a game I want I'll actually consider picking up their console now.

Good for them.

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