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People like that probably do not care about games or the industry all that badly. This is not an exaggeration, but if you care about the future of video games, then this is something that you need to ensure fails.
Every games journalist, who supposedly thinks the medium is art and has greater potential than anything else, should be feverishly decrying this. If this turns out to be true, every article written about the next xbox should mention this in an extremely negative light. Every press event should be essentially full of negative questions regarding this. Every editorial should make it seem like the absolute worst shit ever to hit a game console, because it is. It should sound like a broken record and never ever let up.
Back in the 80s and early 90s that would have worked, because then the games industry needed the game press, but now the game press needs the game industry. With no internet, the primary way to reach new people regarding your game was in a gaming magazine, and in order to learn about new games, you had to buy a gaming magazine. It was either that or look on the box, or hope you see a TV commercial. As a result, the publishers actually sucked up to the magazines!
What a strange reversal! Now with the internet, game publishers have a way to reach their audience without the journalists. Now, it's the journalists that beg and pay for exclusives.
So who is going to write negatively about this requirement? No professional games journalist, unless the publication that pays them isn't primarily focused on games. Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
What does give me hope is the whole RealID fiasco with Blizzard. Journalists didn't really write negatively about it. You know why Blizzard reversed their decision? PEOPLE CANCELED PREORDERS. There was a direct, immediate financial consequence for them. And so they caved.
The press aren't going to save you. You have to.
I can live without Halo 5.
|Next Xbox Always On Rumors and Bad PR *OT*||MacGyver10||4/5/13 11:06 am|
|Re: Next Xbox Always On Rumors and Bad PR *OT*||DEEP NNN||4/5/13 11:31 am|
|Re: Next Xbox Always On Rumors and Bad PR *OT*||Leviathan||4/5/13 11:43 am|
|Re: Next Xbox Always On Rumors and Bad PR *OT*||TTL Demag0gue||4/5/13 12:34 pm|
|Re: Next Xbox Always On Rumors and Bad PR *OT*||kornman00||4/5/13 12:46 pm|
|Re: Next Xbox Always On Rumors and Bad PR *OT*||Cody Miller||4/5/13 1:23 pm|
|There is no way that this rumor is true.||snakegriffin||4/5/13 1:02 pm|
|Re: Next Xbox Always On Rumors and Bad PR *OT*||Jaydee||4/5/13 1:12 pm|
|What an asshole!||Gravemind||4/5/13 2:27 pm|
|Re: What an asshole!||Captain Spark||4/5/13 2:50 pm|
|Whoops, sorry I stole your link thunder, Gravemind *NM*||CARDO 8 ATL||4/5/13 6:04 pm|
|Bah. Tempest in a teapot.||Louis Wu||4/5/13 3:06 pm|
|Re: Bah. Tempest in a teapot.||Gravemind||4/5/13 3:24 pm|
|Re: Bah. Tempest in a teapot.||Chris101b||4/6/13 8:19 pm|
|Re: Bah. Tempest in a teapot.||DEEP NNN||4/6/13 8:41 pm|
|Re: Bah. Tempest in a teapot.||Chris101b||4/6/13 8:54 pm|
|Re: Bah. Tempest in a teapot.||uberfoop||4/6/13 9:12 pm|
|Re: Bah. Tempest in a teapot.||Leviathan||4/5/13 3:27 pm|
|And can you pick my lottery numbers for me please? *NM*||Ragashingo||4/5/13 4:38 pm|
|Re: Bah. Tempest in a teapot.||Hyokin||4/7/13 3:06 pm|
|Re: Next Xbox Always On Rumors and Bad PR *OT*||TTL Demag0gue||4/5/13 4:40 pm|
|Re: Next Xbox Always On Rumors and Bad PR *OT*||DEEP NNN||4/5/13 5:00 pm|
|Hehe, there are strong opinions from all sides.||uberfoop||4/5/13 8:36 pm|
|Now THIS is entertainment!||CARDO 8 ATL||4/5/13 5:26 pm|
|Gold, this link is. *NM*||snakegriffin||4/5/13 5:49 pm|
|Y U NO TREAT EVERYTHING FALSE until proven true?||UnrealCh13f||4/5/13 5:55 pm|
|Re: Y U NO TREAT EVERYTHING FALSE until proven tru||CARDO 8 ATL||4/5/13 6:09 pm|
|Re: Y U NO TREAT EVERYTHING FALSE until proven tru||Kalamari||4/5/13 8:58 pm|
|Re: Y U NO TREAT EVERYTHING FALSE until proven tru||TDSpiral||4/6/13 1:31 pm|
|I'll still buy the Xbox.||serpx||4/5/13 5:59 pm|
|Re: Aaaaaaand he's gone.||Gravemind||4/11/13 4:27 am|
|Re: Aaaaaaand he's gone.||Jironimo||4/11/13 10:10 am|
|FYI: He voluntarily resigned *NM*||kornman00||4/11/13 7:43 pm|
|Under strong encouragement, I suspect *NM*||SonGoharotto||4/11/13 9:48 pm|
|Did he sign a confession? *NM*||Quirel||4/11/13 10:16 pm|
|Re: Aaaaaaand he's gone.||TDSpiral||4/12/13 12:05 am|
|Re: Aaaaaaand he's gone.||scarab||4/12/13 12:43 pm|
|Re: Aaaaaaand he's gone.||Gravemind||4/12/13 3:52 pm|
|Re: Aaaaaaand he's gone.||TDSpiral||4/12/13 5:37 pm|