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#16 B0mberman

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 17:21

I am certain MS tweeted this out of self-interest, which is clever.  :shiftyninja:

its only done for self interest anyway, the bottom line speaks the hardest, and so does its motivations.




#17 Skiver

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 19:44

If only MS didn't have a history of congratulating their competitors in major consumer areas. ref. FF

I'm not sure if that's sarcasm or not but I don't understand ref. FF ?



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 19:51

I'm not sure if that's sarcasm or not but I don't understand ref. FF ?

FF stands for Firefox. :)

#19 Skiver

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 19:54

FF stands for Firefox. :)

ah!

 

I assume it wasn't sarcasm and MS have congratulated others then. Fair play to them but like others, I think there are very specific reasons rather than just being nice. 



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 20:07

I'm not sure if that's sarcasm or not but I don't understand ref. FF ?

 

It's not sarcasm or anything more than what it is.  The IE team would send the FF guys a gift cake (later a cupcake) when they would release a new version of FF.   The only one who's making something more out of this Xbox and PS4 thing are the fans.  Is it a bit of marketing?   Sure.  But it's only effective because people blow it up to be something bigger.

 

If the PS account sent MS the same tweet when the XB1 comes out would people make such a big deal out of it? 



#21 Stoffel

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 20:28

Boxers shake hands before a match, why can't two competitors congratulate each other when the new product is released, before crushing the competition?

 

Off course it's a nice bonus that their XBOX brand gets seen at the same time, they are a business after all. 



#22 Skiver

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 23:21

It's not sarcasm or anything more than what it is.  The IE team would send the FF guys a gift cake (later a cupcake) when they would release a new version of FF.   The only one who's making something more out of this Xbox and PS4 thing are the fans.  Is it a bit of marketing?   Sure.  But it's only effective because people blow it up to be something bigger.

 

If the PS account sent MS the same tweet when the XB1 comes out would people make such a big deal out of it? 

In all honesty, I think I would probably come up with a conspiracy if they did :)

It's not a big deal really but it just shows you its done exactly what MS probably wanted to happen - we are talking about the new consoles! 



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 23:26

In all honesty, I think I would probably come up with a conspiracy if they did :)

It's not a big deal really but it just shows you its done exactly what MS probably wanted to happen - we are talking about the new consoles! 

 

Heh, that might be an interesting conspiracy theory.     At this point all MS has to do is make sure XBL doesn't crawl to a standstill on launch day and people are able to connect and download the update and then play online MP etc.   So far it seems Sony dropped the ball on that side of things.   But I figure MS will have beefed up the live servers enough to make sure people can connect and download updates/games and play online smoothly.   If that works out then they'd have had the more successful release out of the two so we'll see in a few days.



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 23:49

Heh, that might be an interesting conspiracy theory.     At this point all MS has to do is make sure XBL doesn't crawl to a standstill on launch day and people are able to connect and download the update and then play online MP etc.   So far it seems Sony dropped the ball on that side of things.   But I figure MS will have beefed up the live servers enough to make sure people can connect and download updates/games and play online smoothly.   If that works out then they'd have had the more successful release out of the two so we'll see in a few days.

I don't want to side track this too much, but I think with the likes of Sim City and then GTAO and now Sony, MS should be pulling out all of the steps to ensure they don't join the list of disappointments. 

 

I believe if anyone can, MS can do it because they already have a good idea about "the cloud" but unfortunately I think with Sony struggling with North America only and Xbox being released all over the world at the same time (seperated by time zones of course) they have a lot on their hands and they will still struggle. 

 

I hope they prove me wrong because I have a day one Forza edition so forgot the 500MB day one patch, its the 31GB download I am concerned about!



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 15:21

NM found yoshidas congrats





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