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Phil Spencer’s Promotion to Xbox Chief Causes Enthusiastic Reactions Between Developers of All Camps

by on March 31, 2014 4:11 PM 152

Now that Microsoft has turned a new page for the Xbox Division, putting former Microsoft Game Studios head honcho Phil Spencer at the helm of the whole thing, it’s hard not to be excited about the future. Yet, fans and media aren’t the only ones expecting great things from Spencer.

Developers and industry veterans are reacting as well over their social media accounts, and it’s really hard to find any that commented less than enthusiastically (as a matter of fact, I was able to find only one). This is definitely a testament to Spencer’s hands-on approach with games and with the people working on them:

Below you can check out the early comments we could gather.

Albert Penello, Xbox Division Head of Product Planning:

Congrats to @XboxP3. The perfect guy for the job.

Phil Harrison, Microsoft Corporate VP:

@xboxP3 Congratulations now this is official! Great news for #Xbox fans…and for the entire team at Microsoft.

Peter Moore, Electronic Arts Chief Operating Officer:

Congratulations to Phil Spencer @XboxP3. Right man for the job – great to see games taking front and center. I can say I knew you when…: )

Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft Chief of Staff for Devices and Studios Group:

If you are a gamer or fan of Xbox, announcement today about @XboxP3 is very very good news. Congrats Phil, the future looks bright!

Scott Warner, Visceral Games Design Director:

MSFT announced all XBOX is rolling under Phil Spencer @XboxP3 – not sure how the market feels but internally everyone will love this.

Brad Welch, 343 Industries Design Director:

@XboxP3 Congrats Phil! Always a great supporter of 343, and great to choice to head up Xbox IMO.

Justin Berembaum, 505 Games VP BD and Strategic Relations:

Congrats @XboxP3 Very much looking forward to working with you and your team on some great games we recently signed. Looking forward to it

Rob Davis, Sony Santa Monica Senior Designer:

Terrific news about @XboxP3 , perfect choice.

Cliff Bleszinski (not sure what his title is anymore, or if he has one):

Gratz to @XboxP3 on taking over. Right guy for the job.

Uh Phil was running Microsoft GAMES Studios. He gets it.

Mike Henry, Twisted Pixel Lead Engineer:

Happy to see that people on the outside understand how great it is that @XboxP3 is the new Xbox head.

Dan Teasdale, No Goblin co-founder:

Wow, @XboxP3 as the head of Xbox is fantastic. Can’t think of anyone else I’d be legit excited to see in that role. Congrats!

Scott Brodie, Heart Shaped Games Founder:

@XboxP3 Congrats Phil, I enjoyed working with you while I was at MGS and know you’ll do a great job in the new role. Best of luck.

Harri Manninen, Rocket Pack Games Co-Founder:

Great move by MSFT to put @XboxP3 in charge of Xbox. His GDC fireside chat was engaging & insightful – much better than I expected.

Brian Provinciano, Vblank Entertainment Founder:

@XboxP3 does the new position enable you to even privately give apologies to certain developers on behalf of Microsoft?

Bungie, Development Studio:

Congrats, @XboxP3! Looking forward to new adventures!

NinjaBeeGames, Development Studio:

Congrats to @XboxP3 to becoming Lord High Admiral of Xbox! Couldn’t have picked a nicer fellow.

Phil Spencer, the man himself:

For all the kind words and support – thank you. So proud to be part of Team #Xbox.

We’ll have to stand by and see in what direction Spencer will steer the ship, but it’s hard not to trust a man that spent the last few years directly helping developers making great games. Love is in the air, no doubt about that.

[Featured picture courtesy of Polygon]

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  • name

    That was some funny stuff.

  • Jhora Zakaryan

    I though Stephen Elop was going to lead the XBox Division. Anyway, Spencer is a perfect fit for the position.

    • MrZweistein

      MS moved Xbox division out of devices division so Elop cannot harm Xbox business with future decisions he may had made. Good move by MS!

  • kevin

    Alright already we have been congratulating all morning , now lets get to the heart of the matter , what do you have planned for Xbox one and will it see support till the very end.

    • You are flat out wrong

      Nothing and no.

      • kevin

        You know this how

    • Xtreme Derp

      BS talks and money walks. And so far MS has done a lot of talking while the money mostly walks the other way.

  • Xtreme Derp

    They’re getting back on the “games” track which is good. But the market probably won’t react until a price drop to $300 and unbundled kinect.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Your denial is showing.

      • Xtreme Derp

        LOL. Of course. Promoting someone who isn’t Don Mattrick to head of Xbox
        is going to result in a huge sales surge. How could I be so in denial??

        I’ll take the fact that I’m consistently RIGHT as
        a sign I’m the reasonable, logical, evidence based poster, while
        Microsoft fanboys in denial are constantly WRONG.

        You Microsoft fanboys must eat crow for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or live in constant delusion and denial to be so WRONG over and over and over again.

        You don’t even have an argument, you’re just an obnoxious fanboy troll.

        • JumpIf NotZero

          Keep up-voting your own posts… It’s not entirely obvious. LOL

          • Xtreme Derp

            I’ve done no such thing. Keep proving you’re a delusional troll.

          • Steph

            Don’t worry….we believe u ;)

          • You are flat out wrong

            Says the man with 8 guest votes.

          • Steph

            Says to sony troll and fanboy

        • GK15

          I think MS will eventually retake the US and I think they prob sold more consoles in the US in March. They may not win worldwide sales, but they still have the chance to retake a few markets, be profitable, and deliver for their fans. That is being successful imo.

          • Xtreme Derp

            Global sales are far more important than regional. PS4 was still supply constrained up to and including this month in the US and around the world.

            Be profitable? I highly doubt that. They entered Xbox One with a
            multi-billion loss and Xbox One looks to continue those losses not
            reduce them. Especially factoring in price drops, free game bundles, and billions spent on r&d and marketing. March was a pretty telling month.

            Spencer as Xbox head means they’re more games focused and less likely to dump money into “Halo NFL TV movies sports” but all other variables remain the same.

            How can I be “in denial” when I’m constantly making the right predictions and stating correct facts? Seems like I’m the one in reality and other people are off in la la land.

          • GK15

            How can you even mention the word profit when you are repping Sony? The 2000′s were referred to as the “lost” decade for them and they lost $100 billion. You say Xbox is a multi-billion dollar loss and say PS isn’t? Da f*ck? I read somewhere that PS3 lost $5 billion overall for Sony.

          • Xtreme Derp

            PS3 wiped out all of PS1 and PS2′s profits, which was a disaster, but PS4 looks like a return to profitability, while Xbox One looks like a loss. Just speaking about the games divisions. Obviously MS makes a lot of money on Office and Server licenses, which have nothing to do with games for consumers.

            It’s hard to talk about Xbox being “a successful second place” when at the moment they’re billions in losses and looking to lose more.

            If you don’t care about sales stop talking about them and whining at people who do. If you feel bad about sales numbers that’s your problem, not mine. Phil Spencer himself is talking about “we’re in this to win” so people are going to discuss the feasibility of Xbox “winning”, deal with it.

          • Da GeeZ

            Doesn’t matter… sony as a company is bleeding out. Year after year of loss, can’t keep going on forever.
            I wonder who is going to buy the games division of sony when they break the company up?

            Facebook?
            Amazon?
            Nintendo?
            Tencent?
            Microsoft?

            Actually Microsoft should immediately snap up Naughty Dog. MMMmmmm… Last of Us 2 on Xbox WON… luverly.

          • shinitaru

            Typical Xbot wet dream, Sony going under. Sorry, not going to happen

          • Xtreme Derp

            It’s ok, MS can just keep hiding Xbox’s billion dollar losses behind android royalties.

          • Steph

            Too bad MS makes billions in profits a year, sony on the other hand doesn’t. Love your failed fanboy logic though, adorable.

          • Steph

            If sony keeps it up, they will, and with the bomb that is surely going to happen with their VR….

          • shinitaru

            3 replies from you in one day? I’m beginning to think you have a crush or something. Sorry, I don’t go in for trannies

          • Xtreme Derp

            They’re doing what they have to, cutting costs and getting rid of losing divisions like PCs. Sony isn’t going bankrupt anytime soon, sorry. And PS4 is set to earn them plenty, with the PS4′s surge in popularity and new PS+ subscriptions.

            Only fanboys want games to be exclusive, by the way, it would be better if more were multiplats. But clearly you’re a malicious fanboy that wants to take things away from other people rather than share.

          • Steph

            Ps4 is not helping sony get out of the red at all there champ, but keep dreaming

          • ConsoleTruth818

            I love how deluded xbox supporters like yourself always play the “bleeding out” card. Have you for once stopped and looked at your face in the mirror and look at Microsoft and all the god aweful shit they have done over the years?

            You xbots have no shame and are incapable of seeing their errors of your ways..

          • YOUDIEMOFO

            Funny you say that because there has been no doubt that Microlo$t has had to keep their xbox devision afloat for years since they have all the money from other departments to help out.

            Maybe just rumors, but I’ve heard more and more about the xbox devision being sold lately than anything else. All in time.

            And I think you should take Nintendo off there because they’re done…… They’re going to end up like Sega because they couldn’t swallow their pride and make something useful.

          • You are flat out wrong

            Is that why the Xbone has no games then?

          • Steph

            Read his comment history, he is a sony fanboy and troll.

          • Cayal

            You need a life if you’re worrying about specific, unknown people on the internet.
            You both sound like idiotic fanchildren. Grow up and shut up.

          • ConsoleTruth818

            She is the biggest walking contradiction there is.. Constantly whining about trolls and yet she’s one herself? Go figure.

          • YOUDIEMOFO

            Yeah she is….sorry to say that she keeps updating her profile image like disqus is a dating site or something….

          • ConsoleTruth818

            I know right.. then to make matters worse for herself, she parades her kids around in her profile and the fact that she’s a pipe collector?

            Strange shit i know man..

          • YOUDIEMOFO

            How are you up voting a comment from someone and then calling them a troll to someone else for that comment…..?

          • Steph

            Lol typical sony fanboy, the ps4 isn’t supply constrained any longer and hasn’t been for almost two months, stop using that pathetic excuse haha. Get over it, stop acting like a child…..bu but but it’s still sold out! People can’t buy it! Fact, it’s not and they can.

          • truthtellerdealwithit

            Your poor poor children. They need a more mature mum :(

        • Steph

          Your comment history shows hat u are a blatant sony fanboy and troll bud. Trying to mask that by posting vague comments like the above isn’t fooling anyone. But keep at it, always good for a laugh.

      • Michael Norris

        No he is right and I don’t think he is trolling.Xone is $500 it’s $100 more than Ps4 that simple.

        • shinitaru

          And without the Kinect, all you have left is an underpowered console. $300 would be about what it would be worth

          • Da GeeZ

            An underpowered console… WITH GAMES… remember that part buddy… the Xbox Won actually has games on it… plus excellent games coming for it.

          • Xtreme Derp

            PS4 has the most 1st party studios in the industry, the best performing versions of multiplats, greater developer support including indies, and far more global software and hardware sales.

            Multiplat games are important as evidenced by PS4′s current ~1.7:1 global sales lead, a gap that will likely get wider not smaller.

          • Da GeeZ

            Only Naughty Dog and Last of Us is worth talking about. All the other 1st party studios have lame franchises and sell poorly.

            If you have 1st party exclusives they should be good ones, not like the weak lineup sony keeps pushing.

          • Xtreme Derp

            Both KZ and Infamous, and even Knack have been million+ sellers. There are many million+ selling PS3 exclusives/1st party games. Reality doesn’t reflect what you’re saying.

          • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

            u r saying as though the ps4 has no games now and no games coming for it…we get it, the xbone has titanfall…we get it. So a console that have titanfall = games. Console with no titanfall but everything else = no games.

            I dunno about you but i have a pretty powerful pc but i did not go for titanfall….is it possible for you to grasp the concept that *SHOCKER* there are people that don’t like ‘bro-FPS’?

          • Da GeeZ

            Dead Rising 3
            Forza 5
            Ryse (the best looking next gen game by a long shot still)
            Titanfall

            and the ps4 has Knack
            killzone shadowfail (with this game I can see why the sonyfanboy isn’t interested in the fps genre… it’s so bloody generic)
            and 2nd son(nice PFX, shame about the game)

            the ps4 has no games worth mentioning, not one of those appeal to me on any level

            Also, I see 3 genres in the Xbox Won list, looks like the Xbox WON.

          • Xtreme Derp

            Infamous is technically superior to Ryse in every way. 1080p, 35 fps average (according to DF), open world, next gen visual effects, cutscenes are mostly realtime, etc.

            If you think a 900p, 20 fps average, QTE corridor brawler with copypasted barbarian enemies and CG movie cutscenes “looks better”, that’s your unfounded opinion.

            It seems most people are ignoring you and buying PS4 despite your “no games” and “Xbox Won” taunts. Sorry.

          • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

            dude, no point trying to be objective with Da Geez. As Lord Eddard Stark proclaims:

            “A mad man sees what he sees.”

            If he’s happy with his Xbox WON, who are we to complain?

          • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

            yes, lord almighty, obviously your opinion is the one that counts. All other’s opinion is wrong. You are so right, Premiere Kim Jung Wun. I’ve finally seen the light!

          • shinitaru

            Same here, my PC is more than adequate to run the BETTER version of Titanfall but I’m not interested

          • MasterofMidnight

            And games like God of War, Uncharted, Killzone, and Second Son chase a completely different market, you’re saying?

          • shinitaru

            PS4 line up is better. What have you got? We have most of the same line up as you except for the handful of exclusives on each DR3, Ryse, & Titanfall vs KZSF, Knack, & Infamous (both sides equal with 1 decent/bad/excellent exclusive) but then on top of that we also have all those indies, several every month with one free to PS+ which we will continue to get. You have nothing coming at all till the Holiday season. Hope you really, really, really love Titanfall, that’s all you get for a while

          • MasterofMidnight

            Well, there’s Killer Instinct, Zoo Tycoon, D4, Crimson Dragon, Project Spark, and Insomniac’s game which is currently in production. There are hints of some other games to be announced at E3 soon too.

            I don’t know what the PS4 has coming for it other than some generic 3rd person action game called The Order 1884 or something, and another racing game. Maybe there’s more, but they’ve either not been advertised well, or they don’t really stand out from the crowd.

            I’m interested in owning both consoles but, lets be honest, the XB1 does have more original titles going for it both right now, and in the close future. Really, it’s just the price that has persuaded people to buy a PS4. I’m sure things would be quite different if the two consoles were the same price. I think the PS4 would still be the better seller, but I doubt the gap would be as wide.

            I mean, people don’t care that the Vita is miles more powerful than the 3DS; the Vita costs much more money, especially as you have to pay for the memory card, and that has harmed Sony’s handheld to the point where people don’t care how good some of the game for the system is.

            Of course, things could change with E3. We might see some good, original titles from Sony, but I’m betting my money we’ll likely see more 3rd and 1st person action games i.e. God of War, Uncharted, etc.

          • shinitaru

            I didn’t include all of Sony’s game either. but if you insist; Dead Nation>Killer Instinct, Contrast>Zoo Tycoon, Resogun>Crimson Dragon and all of them are free to PS+ subscribers

            I don’t remember this conversation being about the Vita but by any means, take you victories wherever you can find them

            Could say the same thing about last get, only reason Xbox even got a foot in the door is due to price, but I promise you, had the PS4 been $100 more, the results would have been the same, its just a better system.

          • Steph

            Ps4 lineup is better? Lol in dreams sure, too bad all ps4 games are delayed or will be delayed.

          • shinitaru

            Are you trying to look stupid or does it just come naturally?

          • Corey

            that’s typically how I work anyway. I play maybe one or two games tops. I don’t have time to play every genre, and every game that looks relatively interesting. I just play some battlefield, halo, and the occasional RPG when I can find the time.

            Needless to say, neither console has many games yet. And I’ll never have the time to actually play indie games…or find the gems amongst all the garbage.

          • Steph

            So that is why u are in every xbox one article right? Lol get lost bud

          • shinitaru

            Get lost? Why don’t you show me the way?

        • Red Harlow

          cept in canada where its the same price for both systems. 50 dollar price incread on ps4, and the xone is only 449.99 at microsoft stores.

          • Mus1ckFPS

            the price went back down in canada for the PS4

    • You are flat out wrong

      I guess we can put “Phil Spencer” on the chalkboard.

      • Xtreme Derp

        That’s kind of comboed with “Firing Mattrick” on the chalkboard I guess.

    • Cigi

      I feel for you. It must be hard to need to go to every XBOX one news, and troll. Where is this insecurity comming from. It seems like you think the PS4 owns the world. So why not find pease with that. I hope you get well some day.

  • Mus1ckFPS

    i like this guy, one of the only guys i liked from Microsoft, i’ll definitely consider buying an Xbone now

  • Bankai

    Looks like Microsoft is finally trying to get back on track.

    • Mus1ckFPS

      whats crazy is it feels like we may be getting the golden days back of the original xbox and ps2 era

      • Bankai

        With the way the PS4 is going, it’s set to obliterate the PS2′s record.

        • JumpIf NotZero

          With that kind of logic, you should totally get into investing… I’d recommend SNE as your first buy.

          • Bankai

            I know it’s good logic, that’s why I stated it.

          • JumpIf NotZero

            Totally, because what happened in the past is sure to happen again.

          • shinitaru

            Or maybe he’s just excited for the great start of this gaming generation? Sucks that you can’t be

          • JumpIf NotZero

            Yea I know… I’m such a downer for not pondering how comparative ps4 and ps2 sales number are…. IN AN XBOX ARTICLE.

          • shinitaru

            In a public site, don’t like it? Feel free to go spread your positive attitude somewhere else

          • shinitaru

            after all, how many times was Ryse inflicted upon us in EVERY inFamous article

          • Michael Norris

            Now you are trolling..

        • Da GeeZ

          Shame theres no games worth playing on it.

        • MasterofMidnight

          This has been the funniest comment I’ve read all day.

      • Da GeeZ

        The Golden Years were the Xbox360 dominating the ps3. The best games ever came out of that battle.
        The ps2 era sucked badly, there wasn’t enough competition back then, just a load of shite Jap games.

        • shinitaru

          Some people just weren’t good enough gamers to appreciate what the PS2 brought to gaming. Good thing MS came along to dumb it down for you

          • Da GeeZ

            Fair enough, please keep living in the ps2 era then buddy… please do.

            Personally, I’ll stick with the Xbox360 and Xbox Won games thanks. I feel that any rational person would agree that games have evolved significantly over the ps2 era. But again, if the ps2 represents the height of gaming for you… keep playing those games, I’m not complaining.

          • Guest

            “Xbox Won.” You’re the reason the day the Xbox brand gets dumped into the landfill will be the best day ever.

          • Da GeeZ

            Not really likely is it.

            Thing is, I kinda detect a little bit of fear in you sonyfanboy. You can feel this is a fantastic move by Microsoft to put Phil Spencer in the top spot. You can feel the underdog getting stronger and stronger by the day can’t you little sonyfanboy.

            The fight is back on.

          • shinitaru

            That’s just your own fear, you know that you are doomed to spend the rest of this generation in 2nd place. That wouldn’t be a big deal to a sensible person, but to a fanboy a 2nd place console is garbage no matter how good it is

          • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

            can’t you at least spell correctly the product that you are supporting?

          • Da GeeZ

            I thought he just did.

          • shinitaru

            I never said anything about it being the “height of gaming” , your words not mine. They were great but the PS4 is set to deliver better. There will probably be a few good games on the XB1 too. Something nice and pretty but not too complicated

          • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

            “Xbox Won”? xbone hasn’t “won” anything kid, remember third place is second loser.

            PS4 – 7 million sold
            WiiU – 6 million sold
            xbone – 4 million people fooled into buying

            even the Vita has sold better then the xbone, ha ha ha

        • Guest

          Typical Xbot.

        • Jecht_Sin

          It’s easy to temporarily “dominate” when you start 1-1 & 1/2 year in advance. But guess what? Even with one year less of sales the PS3 ended up outselling the X360. Following the best Xbox tradition. Last it was, as it is and as it will be. :p

        • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

          Knew you were completely clueless as soon as you said when Halo came out you had something worth while to play, ha ha ha, hilarious.

        • Gamez Rule

          To be honest I have all the older Sony & MS consoles setup in the spare room and they are still getting used today by kids and adults alike. Even the PS-One☺

          Sony gave gamers many happy years of gaming, while IMO XBOX was just poor at best while 360 was good to start with but soon stopped the games coming while Sony just released game after game. PS-One and PS2 days were great IMO.

  • Axe99

    The best move Microsoft has made at any stage through the whole Xbox One story – Spencer’s been the person keeping them afloat amidst corporate gaffes and poor decisions, good news for Xbox fans and for gaming in general :).

  • Homer Ruglia Beoulve

    I cannot wait for Sony fanboys to go nuts over this. I’m no Xbone fans like others and I support all the gaming devices and I really know that Phil Spencer is the right piece at this right moment for Microsoft.

    Spencer will do a great job on overhauling the Xbox division, that I’m sure of.

  • HeczTehFinezt

    I heard great things about Phil Spencer and it came back to me, didnt he once worked with Sony/Playstation but later moved to MS, I believe this happened during the PS3/X360 era?
    Anyways, where are the games, its a gaming console afterall, screw the entertainment part, and what does the future hold for Xbox. Hopefully its enough to convince me to buy a Xbox One.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    YES! Microsoft is in good hands. Right guy for the job.Tell me there’s not one person that’s unhappy about this?

    • Da GeeZ

      Ok Phil mate, everyone is stoked about this, and with good reason… but Microsoft better bloody bring it at E3.

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        They must. Phil already promised us a great E3 so he must deliver. He is Microsoft’s only hope.

        • YOUDIEMOFO

          Only and last before most people jump ship…..

          Just glad I was never on board!

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            yup. same here. I’m only in it for Halo honestly.

      • Guest

        Kinect games and pipe dreams for 2016.

  • Ritsujun

    Don’t give up, MS!!!!!!!

    • MasterofMidnight

      Indeed MS — Don’t give up! Sony took about 7+ years to get out of the red with the PS3′s failure, so there’s something to learn there.

      • Jecht_Sin

        Failure?
        1. The PS3 helped Sony to make the Blu Ray the new standard for optical discs
        2. The HW alone started to be profitable in 2010. To that we have to add the SW profits
        3. Take it as you prefer, I don’t care, but the PS3 outsold the X360.

        The XBox division instead survived only because of the MS Office and Windows money.

        • YOUDIEMOFO

          Again….. Can people say innovative….! Microlo$t just craps stuff out so the consumer “has” to gobble it up….

          Why does the XBOne have a Blu-ray player…..? Oh yeah because they still have to play catch up….

          • Alex Brown

            The Xbox One has a Blu Ray player because, like Jecht_Sin mentioned, it’s the new standard for optical discs. It would have been stupid for Microsoft to create a new console without a Blu Ray drive. Also, in case you didn’t know, it’s worth mentioning that Sony isn’t the sole creator of Blu Ray…

            You speak of innovation, but you fail to realize that Microsoft actually HAS innovated in the realm of video game consoles. The original Xbox was the first console to have an onboard harddrive, which is now standard. It was the first console that let you stream your ripped music in-game, and Xbox Live undoubtedly pushed Sony to create their own service which is now, as we all know, PSN. Give credit where it’s due. Furthermore, the original Xbox served as a springboard for primarily PC-centric developers that we all love (like Bethesda, BioWare, and Bungie) to start putting their games out on consoles.

          • YOUDIEMOFO

            You forgot to mention that the PS1 was what inspired any of the companies to take a stride forward in both technology and creativity…,so touting that Microlo$t has done anything else other than their own thing you are wrong.

            And their “online” service known as Xbox live is a joke. Just something for anyone who wants their statement to be moot…..

            And further more you’d have to owe credit where it is due to Valve and their founder gabe Newell for their PC “online” service that pushed everyone in the video game development industry to adapt or get out.

          • Alex Brown

            We’re not talking about PCs here, we’re talking about consoles. I give Valve plenty of credit (and money), but what that has to do with anything pertaining to this discussion about Sony and Microsoft is unknown to me.

            I’m interested to hear exactly why you think Xbox Live is a joke, because it’s worked pretty goddamn well for me for the 10 or so years I’ve been subscribing to it on and off.

            Also, you want to talk about statements becoming moot? Anytime someone says “Micro$oft” that’s a big indicator that anything they have to say about Microsoft is going to be moot, bias bullsh*t.

          • YOUDIEMOFO

            I’d have to say that you’re lost at giving any credit to anyone that deserves it? Seriously think that Microlo$t is something special….?

            Good thing you’ve been an avid supporter of their online service which is a joke now compared to other services offering much better content and selections. Maybe in the beginning when there were no other services then maybe you could have been close to right about it being something special, but now live is a laugh especially for the price and offers, or lack thereof.

            Yes I said Microlo$t because that is all their systems have been doing is losing money. If it weren’t for the rest of Microlo$t keeping their xbox devision open there wouldn’t be competition. And you know there has to be competition for the consumers to spend money over. This conception of a “system” is the biggest joke in a systems launch history…..! Everything about it had to change because Microlo$t placed their bet and lost……horribly.

            Not to mention Microlo$t is the company that’s been cramming most things down the consumers throat for years, so let’s just ignore all the other BS from a company just because of another thing you might be interested in… Sorry, but for me there are a lot more reasons Microlo$t is a sorry joke than just their lost xbox devision.

            I’ll take chances with a company that “has” something to lose and doesn’t just do things because they think this is the way to go “for the future……” HAHAHAHAHAH rock on Microlo$t……..keep that boat afloat!

          • Alex Brown

            This shit is so stupid I’m not even going to bother saying anymore than this.

          • Jeffrey Smith

            Or that Sony Pictures controls a large market share of consumer movie distribution. Sony Pictures simply produced their movies in the BluRay format eliminating choice for the consumer. And similarly just like Beta Max and VHS the worse technology won.

          • shinitaru

            lets see, lower bitrate (30Bb/s for HD-DVD compared to 48 on BD), smaller capacity (30gb for HD-DVD and 50 for BD) HD-DVD’s scratch easily where Blu-Ray feature a hard coating that protects the disk from damage. Only advantage that HD-DVD had that I can see is the lack of region locking, which doesn’t apply to games or even most movies….

            …help me out here, what were the benefits of HD-DVD again?

      • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

        PS3 was never a failure you delusional idiot.

      • truthtellerdealwithit

        Banhammer away

  • You are flat out wrong

    Who else was it gonna be? Mehdi? Penello? Fact is, they had no one else suitable for the job.

    On the plus side, he’ll be too busy in meetings in future to waste time on Twitter propping up Xfriend pipe dreams.

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      Hahahahahahahahahaha….. For sure…!

  • Stranger On The Road

    M$ promote the right man for the job, well that is just wonde…..wait… me look at today’s date o.O!

    Oh, he was promoted yesterday, what a relief. For a moment I thought DualShockers was pulling a fast one on us.

  • Gamez Rule

    “How did Microsoft stray so far off the mark with the Xbox brand that it now needs to reeducate people that it’s about gaming? Makes you wonder doesn’t it☺

    Spencer’s comments represent a stunning transformation that has gone from an “entertainment first, gaming second” ideal, to a “we’re all about “gaming direction” Loss of identity = Xbone in my opinion, as MS just doesn’t know where to turn anymore.

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      Again playing catchup…….. And shooting in the dark in all directions looking for anything they can hit.

      I really have lost an insurmountable amount of respect for Microlo$t after this system launch…..not to mention the amount of crap I watched people continuously deal with on their last fiasco of a system.

      I truly wonder how many people are going to attempt to “fix” the XBOne since I thought it wasn’t broken to begin with. I just think their direction from the beginning and up until now has been lost.

  • Dennis Crosby

    Phil is the man he understands what gamers want. Now he has the power to make it happen. Its definitely a good time to be a xb1 owner

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      Again…… What was the initial idea of an XBOne…….? Oh yeah not games….?

      Come on people. The idea of one person going to “change” the entire idealogical approach of this system is a joke. Microlo$t has been playing catch up since day one.

      Still attempting to catch up to those 3 million system sales they are trailing behind also.

      • Dennis Crosby

        Lol with a comment like that I can tell you only have the ps4 as a current gen console. You guys always say “the xbone isn’t a gaming console its all about tv” but yet the Sony is trying to incorporated every feature the xb1 has. Seem like you got sucked in to Sony trap of we are for gamer speech

        • ConsoleTruth818

          Or you got suckered into leaving your principles and morals at the door by still supporting these crooks. Seriously, My problem with you xbox supporters is you convienently forgot about their Initial DRM policies and the fact that you still choose to support these bastards boils down to three things:

          1. You didn’t mind their initial DRM plans and was looking forward to it.. In this case you are hopeless and have proven to the rest of us that you lack common sense and integrity.. Everything you have to say has no backbone or merit behind it.

          2. You conviently forgave Microsoft after their 180.. In which case, this shows lack of integrity on YOUR PART because you are incapable of standing by your own principles.

          3. You follow the games and your friends on whatever platform they appear on like blind sheep.. In which case you are a corporate slave and a puppet.

          See what I did her Mr. Crosby? This applies to all of you because all of you have no shame and no self respect..

          • YOUDIEMOFO

            Still going through this stuff and it is amazing that people are literally blind to the world….

            You did say it perfectly….. *golf clap*

          • ConsoleTruth818

            Thanks Mofo!

        • Jecht_Sin

          *the features the PS3 has. Which is currently the best media player between all consoles.

          Sony sure doesn’t need to copy anything from the Xbone. I don’t know if you are aware of if but in the PAL regions the PS3 could play and record the terrestrial digital television way before MS came out with its HDMI in port. Still its main focus are the games first.

        • YOUDIEMOFO

          What is funny about this is that Sony brought forth what they said they were going to do first and foremost, so now they are going to add more….”more” features to their system.

          I think what you got “suckered” into is a system that has done nothing but backtrack and attempt to play catch up. And as for features I do believe that Microlo$t has had to add a few to match Sony as well, but you guys can keep your “skype….” And the horrible dashboard/setup Microlo$t can not seem to get right.

          It is truly amazing how people still blindly support a company that has attempted to do nothing but hose its consumers over the last couple of years. Software, hardware (360 fail) and forced API’s seen to have been their special sauce for hammering down that revenue for themselves. I wonder how their turnover of Ones are coming along……

  • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

    They just went from one moron to another this wont help Microsoft at all, to little to late, better luck next time Microsoft.

  • Gamez Rule

    Mean while for Sony gamers in April we have…

    • 3rdworldgamer
    • 3rdworldgamer

      since you asked upcoming games for sony, here’s a list of upcoming games for the xb1

      http://www.ign.com/games/upcoming/xbox-one

      • Gamez Rule

        More upcoming games on PS4 than Xbone I see☺

        • JerkDaNERD7

          But quality games for Xbox One.,..

          • shinitaru

            How so? This what you are getting:
            Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut Xbox One
            Shooter

            Kinect Sports Rivals Xbox One
            Sports , Party

            LEGO: The Hobbit Xbox One
            Adventure

            Trials Fusion Xbox One
            Racing , Action
            The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Xbox One
            Action

            Child of Light Xbox One
            RPG

            So, 5 multiplat and a single Kinect exclusive…digging that quality ;D

          • Gamez Rule

            Yeah right LMAO!

          • JerkDaNERD7

            Hey, your quality is in graphics. Mine is in FUN! Which games are ment for, right?! Unless it’s running in 480p and less visuals and effects than we have something to talk about. Other than that, your argument points are just irrelevant and nitpicking.

            How’s the arcade games, I’ve enjoyed a few so far but still would rather have fun. ;D

          • Gamez Rule

            “Hey, your quality is in graphics. Mine is in FUN!”

            Mine is all round, and not one or the other, but too play a game that suffers frame-rate drops that interferes with gameplay as well as pixilation on screen that makes the look of a game suffer in my opinion is poor at best, and certainly not quality games for sure☺ .

          • YOUDIEMOFO

            From what I can see……enjoy your slideshow one…..! Ha!

          • YOUDIEMOFO

            Oh my goodness.!.!.! I never knew it was this bad!!! And these are “their” games……..? I had to really look at some of those pics and maaaaaaan that is just disgusting…..simply sickening on the level of performance, or should I say lack thereof.

            They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I do say brotha these are worth millions…….! HAHAHAHAHAH…….

            You really can’t say any more than that. They truly speak for themselves…

          • Gamez Rule

            “They truly speak for themselves…”

            They sure do☺

          • You are flat out wrong

            Quality like Kinect Sports Rivals. Hahahaahahha!

  • YOUDIEMOFO

    Hahahahahaha…… “Glad to see games taking front and center……….!”

    WTF is video games console for.!.?

    They’re bailing on all fronts of their system to cough up more “games” talk now that their failed cable box is collecting dust…..

  • YOUDIEMOFO

    So people are okay with the idea that damage control is going to take place well before anything of great value comes out of this transition… Keep waiting people.

    And all the while people will be experiencing better multi-plats and more amazing exclusives on the PS4….

    • kevin

      Well good for those experiencing what ever u call it , Me I prefer to see what kind of damage control will be spoken of and see that action that follows is inline with what was said , can’t & will not jump ship without good reason . Beside not a supporter of the PS brand.

      • YOUDIEMOFO

        Still……supporting a brand that actually cares about the “core” reason these consoles are around makes more sense to me than just blowing your money and blindly HOPING that the company you are choosing is going to “again” change something. I mean it is not just something it is the core reason the damn system exists to begin with. You obviously have no interest in games to begin with hence your comment about “well good for those experiencing whatever you call it…..”, so I will just explain a little more for you.

        Games……. How many more people are going to assume things are going to change that much.? The system was built from the ground up for a reason that had to change before launch……hence the day one OS install that had nothing but complaints and issues.

        As for anything the system has to offer in ways of innovation, or peripherals…..that is a joke. The controller is a laughable joke with Microlo$t touting so many “improvements…….” Okay! The failed Kinect 2.0………HAHAHAHAHAH enough said about that.

        Failed cable box one…… Anyone want to go down with the ship?! ALL ABOOOOOARD……!

  • Alex Brown

    Wow, Brian Provinciano is the epitome of “whiny c*nt”.

  • ConsoleTruth818

    Great now they got this SCUMBAG who talks with his fingers.. Microsoft simply doesn’t deserve to be in this industry any longer and people need to seriously wake up to their deceit and their true agenda.

    I’m just glad I was smart enough (after being with Xbox since 2004) to Jump Out back in may. A pitty so many others are incapable of thinking for themselves and actually showing some principles.

  • Giuseppe Nelva

    Post removed for trolling. Don’t pull the rope please :D It’ll break.

  • Cayal

    You may as well delete all but 10 posts. The rest is just idiotic trolling from a bunch of 4 year olds.

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