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PostSubject: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:01 am

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/114/1144275p1.html

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer has stated that the Xbox 360 isn't a gaming console – and that's what helps differentiate it from its competition.

In recent years Microsoft has been repositioning the Xbox 360 to appeal to a broader market than the core gamers that the console had traditionally wooed, and Ballmer's comments reiterated this movement.

"Xbox isn't a gaming console," Ballmer told USA Today, "Xbox is a family entertainment center. It's a place to socialize. It's a place to watch TV. We have Hulu coming. It's the only system where you are the controller. Your voice, your gestures, your body."
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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:31 am

The guy in the comments section summed up this article:

Gibberish: a generic term in English for talking that sounds like speech, but carries no actual meaning.

The Xbox is most certainly a gaming console, regardless of this new bit of marketing spin to increase sales. And ironically, it's the quality and number of games that differentiated the Xbox from the other consoles, not the family entertainment factor.

It's a gaming console that now offers a variety of other services, most of which gamers don't use.

Call it what it is Steve and stop alienating the real gamers who made the Xbox a success in the first place.
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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:39 am

This makes me nervous about the next generation of consoles. I fear that Sony, MS, and Nintendo are all going to focus on casuals first and core gamers second.
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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:59 am

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This makes me nervous about the next generation of consoles. I fear that Sony, MS, and Nintendo are all going to focus on casuals first and core gamers second.

You and me both pal, I've always stressed my dislike of Kinect to the point where people have questioned "what side are you on?".

The point is I didn't buy my first 360 years ago and eventually join this forum out of my love for Kinect. If I wanted that crap I would of got a Wii back in the day instead.

In my personal opinion motion controls are a back step when it comes to games industry innovations, which in turn is portrayed as the biggest innovation in gaming!?

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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:18 pm

Well, this is ironic... Microsoft are really shitting on their userbase, this is a joke Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:31 pm

He did say "You go to your average 15-year-old boy, and he will say "I'll take an Xbox." I want that average 15-year-old girl as excited about the Kinect, and we haven't done as good a job drawing in that broader set of demographics."

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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:40 pm

^^^^^^

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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:56 am

I can see Microsoft going casual next gen, not Sony.
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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:56 pm

I can too. Why wouldn't they? It worked for Nintendo.

Then again, at least the Wii can support core titles. I'm not so sure about Kinect.
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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:02 pm

Both Sony and MS have said this before.Just common industry talk.of course its a gaming console, but it does much more than gaming.
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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:40 pm

i bet he was trying to say that the xbox is MORE than a gaming console, but poor choice of words Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:33 pm

What?
In my eyes, itsa gaming console.
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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:58 pm

sxyness2themax wrote:
i bet he was trying to say that the xbox is MORE than a gaming console, but poor choice of words Rolling Eyes
Agreed, though I think it is the right choice of words. An entertainment system can include gaming.
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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:19 am

Ihsahn wrote:
sxyness2themax wrote:
i bet he was trying to say that the xbox is MORE than a gaming console, but poor choice of words Rolling Eyes
Agreed, though I think it is the right choice of words. An entertainment system can include gaming.
yah sure but the xbox is primarily a gaming console.unless.... microsoft is trying to make it a FAMILY (casual) entertainment system first & a gaming console second. Shocked


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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:59 am

well 360 does a lot more then video games. It technically can be classified as a media console.

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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:05 pm

GeneralMLD wrote:
well 360 does a lot more then video games. It technically can be classified as a media console.

Remember a few weeks ago when I discussed with FoxTrot Microsoft using the 360 as a way of getting their "Microsoft Livingroom" initiative into homes?

Yeah, that.

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PostSubject: Re: Xbox isn't a gaming console?   Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:41 pm

7th wrote:
GeneralMLD wrote:
well 360 does a lot more then video games. It technically can be classified as a media console.

Remember a few weeks ago when I discussed with FoxTrot Microsoft using the 360 as a way of getting their "Microsoft Livingroom" initiative into homes?

Yeah, that.


lol, I remember that. Funny.
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