Decided to start writing posts for a small video game blog, All The Coins. It is my first piece for this website, and we’ll see what happens. Don’t expect much, but even the larger gaming news sites started off small.
Imagine if Microsoft had a monopoly on the gaming industry. What would it look like?
Think back to the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) when the Xbox One was announced. Gamers were shocked at not only the system itself, with it’s restrictive digital rights management (DRM) policy and its lack of focus on gaming, but its price. The immediate reaction from gamers, even those fiercely loyal to the Xbox brand was disgust. Many like Angry Joe took to Twitter and YouTube to say that they would being buying Sony’s Playstation 4 since it was clearly the system designed for gamers. Microsoft would eventually lose out in pre-orders and early sales because of this mistake.
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The Xbox One reveal was, to put it lightly, a mess. Even after all this time that has past since, people are still talking about how bad the reveal was. Wesley Yin-Poole at Eurogamer wrote an article discussing what game developers themselves think of the Xbox One and, for the most part, it’s not pretty. That does not strike me as something Microsoft should be proud of.
Out of all the responses to the Xbox One reveal, one in particular stood out from the rest. Angry Joe’s Xbox One reveal rant has become popular, that it ended up on WorldStarHopHop.com. So without further ado, the much talked about video itself.
While there is a lot which Angry Joe doesn’t talk about, it’s hard not to agree with what he has stated very clearly. If Microsoft wants to market the Xbox One as an “entertainment device” and not a “gaming console”, they’re not going to have the success they had previously with the Xbox 360. Suffice to say, television isn’t the future of gaming.
UPDATE: I figured I’d include Angry Joe’s other two rants on this subject. The first is a follow-up to this video. It maintains the same tone and readdresses many of the same issues.
The second video is very different in tone. It follows the reversal of many of the policies that gamers were upset about. Forbes’ Erik Kain has more on that story if you haven’t already heard.