Microsoft fanbase. Their face when Xbox One... As part of that fanbase, here's how I feel right now.


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#1 - bronynexgen (06/12/2013) [-]
As part of that fanbase, here's how I feel right now.
As part of that fanbase, here's how I feel right now.
#85 to #1 - thereasonableperso (06/13/2013) [-]
I love XBOX and im a complete halo freak, but they're ******* everything up. Halo is becoming CoD.
User avatar #128 to #85 - snowshark (06/13/2013) [-]
I disagree. People get so up in arms about that but an unbiased analysis of both games shows stark differences on almost every level.

However I will agree that Halo 4 wasn't up to par with my expectations coming out of Reach. No Firefight, awkward forge maps, less gametypes, unfriendly custom games and UI. I expect Halo 5 to be much better, but I can't see myself suffering through the XBoner just to play it when the PS4 has more than enough in it's gaming arsenal to placate me.
#145 to #128 - thereasonableperso (06/13/2013) [-]
Well with the Halo show and stuff like that, im begginning to think that they're just gonna milk the **** out of it.
User avatar #150 to #145 - snowshark (06/13/2013) [-]
Actually, amend that last part. CoD has Nazi Zombies mode now so... arguably CoD feels more like Halo than Halo does because it's got a fun gametype.

Also, this all comes together to make a sadly forgettable experience. I can remember so much from Halos CE, 2, 3 and Reach. (ODST not so much.)

I remember the door in the Silent Cartographer that opened to let out the elite with the energy sword. I remember landing on the beach, fighting the hunters, finding the map and descending inside the centre of the island inside the Foehammer.

I remember arriving at the ark. The lines the elites say! "Brute ships, they outnumber us three to one!" "Then it is a fair fight."

I remember flying down in the Pelicans, clearing an LZ for the Forward Unto Dawn, watching it fly down and push away all the debris clearly ignoring the laws of physics in the process. I remember "Tank beats Ghost! Tank beats Hunter! Tank beats EVERYTHING!"

I remember the Scarab climbing down the side of the building... ffs, I remember all of those games in explicit detail! But not just the campaign, the multiplayer too. Playing Fat Kid on foundary. All the games on Sandbox. Going toe-to-toe on Guardian.

Halo 4 is just so... there. It's just there. Nothing about it stands out from the other games other than how hollow it really is.

I really hope 343i will figure this out and how much they missed out in Halo 4 but upon seeing the trailer at E3, the Chief wandering alone in the desert with a hooded cloak on... I don't feel that they have and that makes me sad.
User avatar #148 to #145 - snowshark (06/13/2013) [-]

Yeah, Microsoft have been milking the Halo Cash-cow for ages. But I don't mind that so long as the milk produced is good milk and for the most part, it seems to be pretty sweet.

However, the trouble is that 343i lost the most important part of Halo when they made Halo 4 and that's got nothing to do with the gameplay. (However CoD-like people seem to think it is.)

What was lost was the heart of Halo. The fun. Where is the fun in Halo 4? It's all so sterile, so clean. No more grunts screaming about how "He's gonna kill us all!". No wise-cracking Johnson to make the ladies wet. No witty cortanna to piss off the bad guys. Everything is so... serious. Even the music took a turn for the more serious.

Where are the guitar solos? Where's the tribal drum-beat? Where's the fast-dancing string-sections?

Playing multiplayer is so sterile too. You choose one of a small number of playlists and head into one of three maps from a small selection of maps with one or two gametypes per playlist. When you get into the games you play against a group of silent people and that's the end of that.

Where's Lone Wolves? 6 players duking it out with small arms on small maps with high stakes and big payoffs? The trashtalk in those games alone was so much fun but the adrenaline rush you'd get playing at high-levels was unmatched!

If not, where's Rumble Pit? 8 guys, fun games, lots of choice?
What about Reach's griffball setup? Loads of fun maps and variations on the game!
Why is the file-share so awkward! Halo three I remember having so much fun filling my file-share with funny pictures to show my friends!

There's no essence to it anymore. It's Halo, but without what made Halo so great and CoD so average. There's no fun in it anymore.
#151 to #148 - thereasonableperso (06/13/2013) [-]
I think I worded my comment wrongly. Basically what I meant is that Halo is losing that halo feel. Like you said its become too serious.
User avatar #152 to #151 - snowshark (06/13/2013) [-]
Aye, I'd agree with that.
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#76 to #43 - anon (06/13/2013) [-]
i don't even know how he sounds.

star wars sucks.
#48 to #43 - mattdoggy (06/13/2013) [-]
you got me
you got me
#12 - pridefulmatthew (06/12/2013) [-]
User avatar #80 to #12 - faelysse (06/13/2013) [-]
"One", lol
#15 - I Am Monkey (06/13/2013) [-]
Microsoft's FW
Microsoft's FW
#42 - ninegagleader (06/13/2013) [-]
mwf I've been a Playstation guy since day 1.
But I still feel kinda bad.. It's like when you've won a war and you see all these civilians suffering and walking around, with all their hope lost.
#71 to #42 - anon (06/13/2013) [-]
Sony did well in almost every war...aside from the ps3 wii war...the casualties...I still hear the screams at night...
User avatar #124 to #42 - chezburgadominator (06/13/2013) [-]
I remember when kids used to argue about why their console of choice was better than the other.
User avatar #132 to #42 - snowshark (06/13/2013) [-]
I've been an XBox guy since day one. (Before that I had a Dreamcast.)

XBox has always been a better experience than Playstation for me, even if it costs more. However the XBoner is 359 steps too far in the wrong direction, so in protest I'm going with the PS4.

Playstation has always been a strong contender for the XBox, but ever since Bill Gates left, Microsoft has been **** up after **** up. Seems the Japanese still respect their customers.
User avatar #86 to #42 - Jameshaich (06/13/2013) [-]
In all fairness, most of the civillians will be let into Play Station land with open arms.
The ignorant ones who still think xbox is alive, will just wither away.
User avatar #89 to #86 - ninegagleader (06/13/2013) [-]
Indeed. I feel this will be a new era of peace and harmony for all of us.
User avatar #56 - natanhiel (06/13/2013) [-]
And here's me, not buying either

Glorious handheld ***************** master race
User avatar #60 to #56 - copycopy (06/13/2013) [-]
Super Smash Bros for the 3DS can't wait.
#63 - pukki (06/13/2013) [-]
MFW microsoft
MFW microsoft
#67 to #63 - foromil (06/13/2013) [-]
My reaction.
My reaction.
User avatar #47 - cmurphyjrjrjr (06/13/2013) [-]
Xbox 360 > Xbox One
User avatar #140 to #47 - snowshark (06/13/2013) [-]
And by 359 points at that.
#38 - Tyfighter (06/13/2013) [-]
Sony dominating
Sony dominating
#78 to #38 - anon (06/13/2013) [-]
Nintendo is.

Best 8 bit console: NES
Best 16 bit console: SNES
Best 64 bit console: N64
Best handheld: Gameboy Advance, 3DS etc. Take your pick.
#3 - kampi ONLINE (06/12/2013) [-]
And here I am, rolling in my happiness over being a fan of Nintendo since I took my first steps.
And here I am, rolling in my happiness over being a fan of Nintendo since I took my first steps.
User avatar #33 to #3 - liftplus (06/13/2013) [-]
I've honestly never liked any Nintendo game except for pokemon
User avatar #45 to #33 - auesis ONLINE (06/13/2013) [-]
#10 to #3 - dwarfman (06/12/2013) [-]
User avatar #94 to #3 - kakariko (06/13/2013) [-]
Hello there fellow fan.
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User avatar #9 to #8 - kampi ONLINE (06/12/2013) [-]
Not me.
#20 - TheWordAlive (06/13/2013) [-]
i remember the day i decided on getting an xbox was playing the silent cartographer level of halo in walmart and now its just disgusting how terrible xbox has become, being forced to get a playstation is sad but microsoft ****** us for the last time
#24 to #20 - antiherojoshua (06/13/2013) [-]
The Silent Cartographer.... I remember the first time you land on that beach...
The Silent Cartographer.... I remember the first time you land on that beach...
User avatar #27 to #24 - thebestpieever (06/13/2013) [-]
That first 10 minutes are some of mi favourite moments in videogames.
User avatar #144 to #27 - snowshark (06/13/2013) [-]
For me, the entirety of the Halo campaign from 1-3 was like that.

Full of scope and mystery and wonderment. But never losing the essential element of fun.

Remember in Halo 3 where you come out of the building where you activate the Light-Bridge for the UNSC troops and there's a Scarab crawling down the side of the building in the distance?

Of course you do! Because Halo fills you with so many good memories. It's a game that lasted because it combined great gameplay, storytelling, visuals and fun. Halo 4 lost an element of that by making things really serious. There's no more wise-creacking Johnson, very little Snarky Cortana because of her rampancy. The villain is an overly-serious mess as opposed to the charmingly evil Guilty Spark.

It is a shame, but it means that Halo: CE, a game that came out over ten years ago with massively limited technology and budget, is 100 times more memorable than the button-heavy Halo 4.
User avatar #156 to #144 - thebestpieever (06/13/2013) [-]
I was actually not a fan of Halo 3, and don't get me started on ODST but I completely adored the scarab sections. I used to replay them over, and over, and over. On vehicles, with rockets, on foot with an assault rifle. My god, letting you fight those things was a great idea. Also, yeah, I didn't care for the story in any Halo game but I always liked Cortana, Johnson and the oracle. They were really funny and charismatic, hell, even the chief made a couple of quips every now and then. And yeah, 4 was good but lost a lot of what made the original Halo enjoyable.
User avatar #157 to #156 - snowshark (06/14/2013) [-]
I've always liked the stories of Halos 1-3. I also like the story of ODST and Reach, even if they suffer for lack of comic relief.

Halo 3 is, in my eyes, the best of the Halos. Best Multiplayer, best singleplayer (if not as engaging as the first), great forge (though reach's was better).

And yeah, I just wish there were more mini-bosses like that in the Halo games. I really liked the Scarabs in Halo 3 and those really big super-sentinels from Halo 2. The real problem is that they'd screw up the pacing of the levels, but when you think about how firefight and Spartan Ops work, it isn't beyond the realms of possibility to see boss fights appearing outside of the campaign mode.
User avatar #158 to #157 - thebestpieever (06/14/2013) [-]
I actually haven't played halo 4 since it was released, so I wouldn't know. But to me, the one that won my heart was Reach. It was basically halo 1 remasterized, perhaps not as good but carrying the spirit of halo 1 and with a lot of modern gaming improvements. While reach collapsed around the soldiers and they said goodbye to their planet, to me, I was saying goodbye to Halo and that made it powerful for me. It was not the best of series, it was not the most in depth but I loved it and Reach was one final hoorah. In fact, reach was probably the only reason why I bought 4.
User avatar #159 to #158 - snowshark (06/14/2013) [-]
I'm a lot less pessimistic and bought 4 because I wanted to see if it could live up to the high expectations it built for itself. It didn't.

However I'd both agree and disagree with you on Reach. I feel it was missing a lot of the Halo:CE simplicity because of the reliance on guns like the DMR whereas in Halo 1 you just had the pistol and, though powerful, it wasn't all that accurate cross-map like the DMR was.

The multiplayer was also very sterile compared to Halo 3. However it was still a bloody good game and I really wish I had more time with the characters before they had died so their deaths had more of an impact. As it were, Jorge was the only one who affected me.

(However, it is really irritating that you can't save any of them like you could in older games like Final Fantasy. E.G. Keeping at least one marine alive to take the fall for Jorge. That kind of thing would really have gotten me invested in the characters!)

Still, Reach is bloody good and towers above the other games because of the magnificent forge-mode and I do see where you're coming from.
#21 - btsharpshot (06/13/2013) [-]
#50 to #21 - rprol (06/13/2013) [-]
On the plus side of all this stuff about the consoles, the new games coming out look awesome.
#100 - gytisout ONLINE (06/13/2013) [-]
mfw the xbox 360 is going to be supported for about five more years.
User avatar #115 to #100 - freakanator (06/13/2013) [-]
really? oh please let this be true
User avatar #117 to #115 - gytisout ONLINE (06/13/2013) [-]
i think it was confirmed during E3.
#119 to #117 - freakanator (06/13/2013) [-]
oooh now im exited
oooh now im exited
User avatar #120 to #119 - gytisout ONLINE (06/13/2013) [-]
i know right. i recently bought my 360 its nice that i wont really need to upgrade for a while.
User avatar #121 to #120 - freakanator (06/13/2013) [-]
i got 360 elite slim im good for 5 years
User avatar #125 to #100 - tylosaurus ONLINE (06/13/2013) [-]
Unfortunately, it was true that in the video he said on an annotation that microsoft wanted the video down of what they have said.
As you can see, the video doesn't work, but their alternative was that you should just buy an xbox 360 if you didn't have a stable internet connection.

Slightly relevant I guess.
#87 - lolikikolik (06/13/2013) [-]
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User avatar #136 to #87 - possiblemicrobe (06/13/2013) [-]
hehehehe the chosen one
xbox one
User avatar #81 - xapplemanx (06/13/2013) [-]
i'm a big fan of windows 7
User avatar #98 to #81 - smokekusheveryday (06/13/2013) [-]
Awww yisss ! cmon brofist me right now via internet
User avatar #46 - payseht (06/13/2013) [-]
You were the chosen XOne!
User avatar #72 - synystermyth (06/13/2013) [-]
Well, lets stand back and loom at this without being butt-hurt fanboys shall we?

Even as a fan of Microsoft, I'll step up and say some of the features on the One are ******* terrible. The used game policy and 24 hour connection are terrible ideas and whoever came up with them should be sacked, they clearly know nothing about the industry their working in.
I wasn't keen on an always on Kinect either, but after the news that it can in fact be turned off, I'll just leave that aside.
That being said, these problems don't affect me personally, so I'll most likely end up with the One, if anything for the familiarity of the system and wanting to stick with my Gmaertag.

Now the PS4. Again, some problems (Most of which I found to be with Sony themselves) so lets look shall we?
A good console but I feel at e3, they focused to much on its features, not gaming. As much as people bashed MS, they did their reveal right, centering it around the console and leaving the games for E3.
Sony have also said they'll be charging for their online service now, but that's not really a shock in this day and age.
What really got me with Sony is how unprofessional they acted. One of the biggest companies in the game industry (in terms of the hardware) and they stood on that stage like a bunch of kids, bulling the unpopular kid at the corner of the class.
Fair enough, their system is better for used games and general ease of use without that mandatory connection, but be grown up about it.

So. Both have problems, both have redeeming features and both will still cause people to get up in arms fighting about which is better when in all honestly no one really cares.

Conclusion - Buy what you want and let others do the same.
#83 to #72 - mashedbacon (06/13/2013) [-]
i dont understand why sony gets points for making "just a console". anyways i will buy both like i useally do then decide for myself what i prefer
User avatar #138 to #83 - snowshark (06/13/2013) [-]
They don't get points for making "Just a console."

They get points for not making the XBoner. They are rewarded for being faithful to the nature of gaming in general in their conduct and their mocking nature of the XBoner (showing how much of a game this is to them, which is good in this industry.)

It's not that it's "Just a console." It's that it's "Just a console"
#141 to #138 - mashedbacon (06/13/2013) [-]
imsorry i think you misunderstood me, i like the ps4 as well, but it seems to just be a more powerful ps3?.. i mean, whats new?
User avatar #147 to #141 - snowshark (06/13/2013) [-]
What needs to be new?

There's a massive boost to the processing power, (meaning more things can happen at once such as more enemies, better detail in the graphics, more varied animations and so-on).

So far as I understand it there have also been improvements to make the social aspects of gaming easier like that whole 'Share button' thing.

Apart from that, what else needs to be changed? Yeah, they made a safe choice in merely improving on what was already there but at least the few steps they did make were in the right direction, unlike Microsoft.

I imagine there are more improvements (only minor ones, mind you) but what really is there to be changed and why should it be changed when simplicity can be just as impressive as convolution?
#149 to #147 - mashedbacon (06/13/2013) [-]
again, not complaining! if it aint broke, dont fix it right?
im just not excited for it if you know what i mean
#95 to #72 - anon (06/13/2013) [-]
Used games policy will be the same. Virtually speaking the only new/"bad" thing with the xbox one is the internet connection, but in this day in age most people have internet.
#130 to #72 - anon (06/13/2013) [-]
i remeber the 360 vs ps3 argument back 7 years ago.

god that makes me laugh now
User avatar #90 to #72 - moshthun (06/13/2013) [-]
A good console but they didn't focus on games but on features.

Did those features have to do with gaming? Yes. Does it have to do with the console they are revealing? Yes. Do they need to show off games that are in development? Not really, as long as they do keep their focus on gaming and not on ******* social media through my ******* games.
User avatar #135 to #72 - snowshark (06/13/2013) [-]
Granted, Sony were pretty unprofessional but let's face it, that's the kind of attitude that is vital to the industry they work in. Microsoft showed how professional and corporate they really are. It's all business to them. No heart, no joy. Sony showed that they still have both of those.

It's a game to them. What better attitude could there possibly be in an industry that focusses around games? Competition is a game that they won that time round and enjoyed doing so.

It may not inspire faith that they'll make loads of money, but for marketing to their customers it was the best move they could possibly go with.
#88 - MaverickZero ONLINE (06/13/2013) [-]
MFW I plan on shutting the **** up and enjoying my goddamned video games on consoles that I will eventually buy no matter what because **** you.
#49 - timelordeternal (06/13/2013) [-]
And Microsoft doesn't even care.
And Microsoft doesn't even care.
#61 - anon (06/13/2013) [-]
It's not that ******* bad FFS (except the 24h online check)
User avatar #92 to #61 - bonlino (06/13/2013) [-]
and the fact that you cant share games without a retail price fee, and that you cant go online without paying first.
User avatar #97 to #92 - MasterManiac (06/13/2013) [-]
You can "share" games with your friends if they've been on your Xbox Live friend's list for more than 30 days with no fee, and you have to pay to play online on both consoles now.
User avatar #108 to #97 - bonlino (06/13/2013) [-]
but, the xbox wont let you play UNLESS your online
User avatar #110 to #108 - MasterManiac (06/13/2013) [-]
Of course you can, but it has to "check-in" online every 24 hours which is retarded. Nonetheless for 24 hours you can play offline.
User avatar #64 to #61 - zaxzwim ONLINE (06/13/2013) [-]
and the rest of all of the ****
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