Why oddworld will be on everything but xbox.

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fireside 141 Jun 16, 2013 at 18:52

In the day of more and more self publishing going on, Microsoft has decided to require a game have a publisher, no matter how popular the title.

http://www.forbes.co…rm-except-xbox/

I know I said I thought xbox1 would be a winner before it was priced, etc, but now I don’t think they could ever do enough damage control to save it. Price, Drm, and now this. Add this to windows 8, which basically annoys everyone except maybe a tablet user, and Microsoft is beginning to look like a company in trouble. I use Windows 8 every day, and it’s the most annoying operating system I’ve ever used in my life. Even when it’s customized for desktop or whatever, it’s still annoys with popups at the corners, etc. The menu system is messed up. It’s just crap.

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Reedbeta 167 Jun 16, 2013 at 19:53

It’s really strange - almost like Microsoft is trolling everyone, like they’re behaving like the Onion version of themselves. They almost literally could not have made worse decisions the past few years. Windows 7 is a great OS, but I’m not going near Windows 8 - and as for the Xbone, forget about it.

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Stainless 151 Jun 17, 2013 at 00:04

Maybe they have drowned under the weight of all the lawyers they employ?

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fireside 141 Jun 17, 2013 at 01:40

I think it boils down to the fact that Steve Ballmer is so far over his head everything looks like up. He’s not even close to being the visionary that’s needed at that post. The longer he stays, the more they go into self destruct mode.

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tyree 102 Jun 17, 2013 at 01:44

the person that made microsoft is off building schools. among other socially conscious efforts. when you get new management they tend to go in the opposite direction of the previous management. maybe they brought in people from apple, I dont know. but the microsoft that was, is long gone. they might as well give a name change to reflect the new direction

I dont know how many heard what was going on with modded 360 systems

There is no way around this, all online capabilities are now disabled PERMANENTLY.

Hard Drive installs are now disabled on the banned console. This means any disk-based games you have will no longer play off of the hard drive.

There is no way to fix this, that functionality is simply gone from the banned 360.

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rouncer 103 Jun 17, 2013 at 04:15

Like I wonder how much better the games will be that actually come out… I doubt it will be suprising to me.

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Stainless 151 Jun 17, 2013 at 08:24

@tyree

the person that made microsoft is off building schools. among other socially conscious efforts.

Ahhhh he must be terminally ill, when an evil man gets close to the end of his life he desperately attempts to atone for his sins.

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fireside 141 Jun 17, 2013 at 09:24

Like I wonder how much better the games will be that actually come out… I doubt it will be suprising to me.

Hard core gamers may see it, but I doubt it will impress the average person very much. I lost interest in the horsepower race a long time ago. That you can have something like the Ouya doing acceptably well proves we’re kind of past that kind of thing. They were both definitely due for an upgrade, though. For the price, you can’t beat a rig like that, on either one, and you don’t have to worry about it being to old and slow to play present games a year down the road.

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Vilem_Otte 117 Jun 17, 2013 at 13:39

Yeah, Microsoft behaves similarly to linux zealots these days. Fyi, zealots are considered harmful even inside the linux community (it’s not anymore time of text-only interfaces and vi/emacs crap).

E.g. if microsoft will continue in this manner, I think that it’ll just take time and it’ll become as popular as Gentoo linux among linux users (yes, 90% of gentoo users are true evil zealots).

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Stainless 151 Jun 17, 2013 at 15:32

We need someone like Linus who can swear at everyone and get things changed

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TheNut 179 Jun 18, 2013 at 06:55

Trojan horse anyone? It’s almost as if the PMs in that company are deliberately sabotaging it. Would be awesome to uncover 50 years from now Apple lead such a team into Microsoft to create a cancer :)