1. guisadop

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    Lol, what an obvious marketing scheme.
     
  2. x65943

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    Yo but didn't this actually start in the era of the original xbox and halo 2?

    The OG xbox was really ahead of its time as far as online multiplayer goes
     
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  3. Armadillo

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    It did and I disagree, it was a bad deal even back then.

    Pay Microsoft for p2p online gaming. Meanwhile over on pc you could enjoy stuff like battlefield 1942, 64 players on dedicated servers for no extra cost.
     
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    For sure, but as far as consoles were concerned it was totally in its own league
     
  5. 64bitmodels

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    Again
    consoles are crap
    go to PC for the good shit
     
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  6. nikeymikey

    nikeymikey This is now a Spiderman thread.........
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    ALL of this screams SONY FANBOY..

    I will give you one thing tho... i wasn't talking about numbers of systems sold. But if that's the case then the 360 didn't win that gen, neither did the PS3.... The fucking Wii did by absolute miles!!
     
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    That's what they get for being greedy. They can't afford any more bad PR, as it feels the Xbox brand is barely staying afloat.
     
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    Wait, is it? I thought that was happening for Sony. And Nintendo. And Ubisoft. And EA. And Activision. And Blizzard.
     
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    yes but who really cares about the wii in this day and age

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    at this point xbox is just playing a joke on us. It's not hard to make a good video game, its not hard to provide a good service, its not hard to have basic competency in the gaming market. Microsoft is simply just acting like a bunch of idiots
     
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    I will say this the fact they said they "Messed Up" makes them look really good in my mind. I have never in my life seen a company be so Candid with its consumer base. This is excellent.
     
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    I still have a wii connected up in my living room and i guarantee I'm not the only one :)
     
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    Lol Microsoft, they backpeddled faster than a politician :lol:
     
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    Well they're on tight spot with Sony and want to win the console war...
     
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    I have a wii plugged in as well, but I only game on the wii u. I'll probably retire the wii once the switch 2 comes out and only if it's not bc.
     
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    Xbox always seems to begin some of the worst trends in gaming. At least they backtracked this time, but you never know.
     
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    Like a type of “self-report”.
     
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    it's only suspicious because the other companies are so incredibly toxic and anti consumer, that when someone actually does something pro consumer everyone thinks they're up to some sort of scheme
     
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    I completely agree with that. Same with me. But I've stuck with Sony since the ps4 now Ps5. I'm sure the Xbox series x is a good console but I have a crazy I7 setup with a 2080ti so I don't really need an Xbox. I also prefer the playstation exclusives over Xbox exclusives.
    But we are all gamers here and that's what matters.
     
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    Yeah I've got to agree with this one! Been a bit quiet on the MS front recently - bad press is still press isn't it.
    Interesting decision regarding free to play access: on the one hand it makes the online part of Halo Infinite free for everyone (when it arrives sometime in 2023 judging by how finished it last looked), but on the other hand, if they'd made this decision years ago to combat the PS4, would they have lost that 'console war' by as big a margin as they did?
     
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    That's the Word, man; I must say you've got an amazing Outlook on things. Mind if I follow you? I wanna see you Yammer on about interesting topics like this.
     
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