E3 2018: Xbox Is Investing In Its Future--And That’s A Big Deal

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I'm not saying that they didn't deserve criticism, even very harsh criticism. I've just never seen a publication bury a console like that.
Edge has always been pretty blunt, I love that about them....do agree with ya on seeing such a statement, from the game media/press, but it’s been kinda typical in other press and blogs.

MS did hurt themselves initially, but it’s not really Edges fault for publishing such a statement and then MS change/go-back on their stance.

Again you see that else where, a headline will hit the masses hard and if it’s later updated and or fixed it’s just flys under their radar.

Hell, my cousin still thinks you need to be always connected to play, whilst his younger bro knows that’s not true, granted he’s more of a hardcore game like most of us here.

Anyways, back to my rice crispy treat cereal, yo :p
 

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PS2 didn't deserve heavy criticism. X1 did.
Okay, where was the xbox 360 cover vs ps3?

Again like the other post said. They already made their choice.

Regardless, I want to see how they will write up on the next gen.
 

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Magazines sharing opinions is disgusting?

Its not like with the benefit of hindsight people that piled on the Xbox look wrong because they don't.
That was just my honest reaction. I've never seen a cover like that for any console and I've been on the other side every console gaming gen with the exception of the 360 era.
 

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Okay, where was the xbox 360 cover vs ps3?

Again like the other post said. They already made their choice.

Regardless, I want to see how they will write up on the next gen.
Well the PS3 got dumped on plenty

That was just my honest reaction. I've never seen a cover like that for any console and I've been on the other side every console gaming gen with the exception of the 360 era.
But I still don't see what the problem is. I have trouble believe people think that saying X1 blew in 2013 is an outrageous statement. I would think most would agree. Road to ruin is over the top sure but recommending the PS4 seems pretty fair.
 

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Okay, where was the xbox 360 cover vs ps3?

Again like the other post said. They already made their choice.

Regardless, I want to see how they will write up on the next gen.
The PS3 and XBox 360 were relatively close in terms of value. The 360 was cheaper and ran 3rd party games better. The PS3 had more highly rated exclusives.

The PS4 and XBox One were not nearly as close in terms of value.
 
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The PS3 and XBox 360 were relatively close in terms of value. The 360 was cheaper and ran 3rd party games better. The 360 had more highly rated exclusives.

The PS4 and XBox One were not nearly as close in terms of value.
FTFY
 

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The PS4 was always the superior choice for informed gamers. I understand uninformed people and die hards buying the XBox One over the PS4, but to us it was never even close.

A vastly superior 1st party.
Better 3rd party support (Japan + user base)
$100 cheaper.
Much stronger worldwide brand recognition.

You add all that up and...of course things were going to turn out the way they did. The cover isn't controversial in the slightest.
 

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No. According to Metacritic and Gamerankings the PS3 had a substantial number more highly rated exclusives. Just go look it up.
I am talking about according to me and my experience. I don't give two s***s about metacritic opinions.
 

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I am talking about according to me and my experience. I don't give two s***s about metacritic opinions.
But magazines don't know you or your preferences. How can you expect them to?

All they know are the conditions that produce the most highly rated games. Things like size and talent of 1st party, 3rd party support, size of install base. Sony had all three on lock before this generation even started.
 

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But magazines don't know you or your preferences. How can you expect them to?

All they know are the conditions that produce the most highly rated games. Things like size and talent of 1st party, 3rd party support, size of install base. Sony had all three on lock before this generation even started.
Ok.
 

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Well the PS3 got dumped on plenty



But I still don't see what the problem is. I have trouble believe people think that saying X1 blew in 2013 is an outrageous statement. I would think most would agree. Road to ruin is over the top sure but recommending the PS4 seems pretty fair.
If you don't agree or if most people don't agree, that's fine. I don't go by what most people think.

I've never seen a global publication cover recommending the 360 and dumping on the PS3 like this.
 

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I am talking about according to me and my experience. I don't give two s***s about metacritic opinions.
You know people have run out of moves when metacritic becomes their argument.

Anybody giving value to such a steaming pile of s*** is either brainless or brain dead.
 

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How can we trust that last detail of their list :p


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The core tenets of Typhoon are strong flavors, lots of intertwined systems, a penchant for bad jokes, and a deep and abiding love of collaborative play,” said Typhoon Studios creative director and co-founder Hutchinson. “‘Journey to the Savage Planet’ will encompass all of those things and more.” - Variety
 

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Typhoon Studios

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Strategic Partnership Manager (Xbox)
Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan

“Strategic Partnership Manager” for Game Publishers in Asian Region

Global Gaming Partnerships & Development team seeks a senior level Strategic Partnership Manager (SPM) for game publishing/development partners in Asian region, focusing mainly on Korea. Our key mission is to evangelize Microsoft’s Gaming Vision and Initiatives and to create Win-Win relationships with our gaming partners. This would include acquiring, supporting and releasing premium gaming contents from our partners onto Microsoft platforms such as Xbox One and Windows 10 devices, and establishing new partnerships on new gaming initiatives such streaming game and new subscription services. In this role, SPM will act as the primary point of contact for business with our gaming partners. Also, working closely with other members of GGPD & other internal MS teams, SPM will work as a member of GGPD global team to produce maximum impacts in global market for both our partners and Microsoft.

* This position is based in Tokyo, Japan and will require frequent traveling to Asian countries as well as to USA.
Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this role include…
  • Account & relationship management of gaming partners
    • Establish and maintain trusted relationships with key partner contacts and decision makers, including company executives
    • Support business operations including managing contracts and updating our new business initiatives
  • Create business opportunities with Microsoft Gaming Initiatives
    • Identify & acquire key gaming contents for the global business on Microsoft platforms.
    • Recommend, champion and advance creative solutions to strengthen partnerships using Microsoft gaming initiatives such cloud solutions and new business models for games
    • Create and negotiate gaming business deals working with business development managers
  • Help maximize the sales of acquired game contents working with global/regional marketing teams
  • Collaborate and work with GGPD and other internal team members to maximize the impacts of gaming business coming out of partnerships this role will build

Qualifications

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Ideal Candidate will have…
  • At least 5 years of professional experiences, preferably account & partnership management, in gaming industry in Korea, Japan and/or South East Asia
  • Experience establishing and nurturing senior-level, long-term relationships with partners
  • Enthusiastic about games and/or other entertainment contents
  • Verbal and written fluency in Korean language at native level is required
  • Verbal and written fluency in English language is required
  • Verbal and written fluency in Japanese is a plus
  • Skills in other language, such as Chinese, is a plus
Competencies should include…
  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Customer Focus
  • Strategic Insights
  • Drive for Results
  • Influencing for Impact
  • Judgement
  • Analytical Problem Solving
  • Executive Maturity

Source: Microsoft.com

I'm so hyped! The position is based in Tokyo, will focus mainly on Korea to make Asia region publishing and development deals.
 

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Strategic Partnership Manager (Xbox)
Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan

“Strategic Partnership Manager” for Game Publishers in Asian Region

Global Gaming Partnerships & Development team seeks a senior level Strategic Partnership Manager (SPM) for game publishing/development partners in Asian region, focusing mainly on Korea. Our key mission is to evangelize Microsoft’s Gaming Vision and Initiatives and to create Win-Win relationships with our gaming partners. This would include acquiring, supporting and releasing premium gaming contents from our partners onto Microsoft platforms such as Xbox One and Windows 10 devices, and establishing new partnerships on new gaming initiatives such streaming game and new subscription services. In this role, SPM will act as the primary point of contact for business with our gaming partners. Also, working closely with other members of GGPD & other internal MS teams, SPM will work as a member of GGPD global team to produce maximum impacts in global market for both our partners and Microsoft.

* This position is based in Tokyo, Japan and will require frequent traveling to Asian countries as well as to USA.
Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this role include…
  • Account & relationship management of gaming partners
    • Establish and maintain trusted relationships with key partner contacts and decision makers, including company executives
    • Support business operations including managing contracts and updating our new business initiatives
  • Create business opportunities with Microsoft Gaming Initiatives
    • Identify & acquire key gaming contents for the global business on Microsoft platforms.
    • Recommend, champion and advance creative solutions to strengthen partnerships using Microsoft gaming initiatives such cloud solutions and new business models for games
    • Create and negotiate gaming business deals working with business development managers
  • Help maximize the sales of acquired game contents working with global/regional marketing teams
  • Collaborate and work with GGPD and other internal team members to maximize the impacts of gaming business coming out of partnerships this role will build

Qualifications

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Ideal Candidate will have…
  • At least 5 years of professional experiences, preferably account & partnership management, in gaming industry in Korea, Japan and/or South East Asia
  • Experience establishing and nurturing senior-level, long-term relationships with partners
  • Enthusiastic about games and/or other entertainment contents
  • Verbal and written fluency in Korean language at native level is required
  • Verbal and written fluency in English language is required
  • Verbal and written fluency in Japanese is a plus
  • Skills in other language, such as Chinese, is a plus
Competencies should include…
  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Customer Focus
  • Strategic Insights
  • Drive for Results
  • Influencing for Impact
  • Judgement
  • Analytical Problem Solving
  • Executive Maturity

Source: Microsoft.com

I'm so hyped! The position is based in Tokyo, will focus mainly on Korea to make Asia region publishing and development deals.
Hyped why?

Korea is all about F2P MTs. Nothing to get very excited about.
 

karmakid

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I’m hoping they get individuals for China and Korea. Not just one based in Tokyo.
 

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Hyped why?

Korea is all about F2P MTs. Nothing to get very excited about.
Because it means MS is pushing to get deals from Korea and other Asian territories?

Call it a hunch, but knowing how hungry Xbox is, I doubt they'd want to set up shop if there's nothing exciting to be gained.
 

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Because it means MS is pushing to get deals from Korea and other Asian territories?

Call it a hunch, but knowing how hungry Xbox is, I doubt they'd want to set up shop if there's nothing exciting to be gained.
I'm expecting to hear about a few Japanese studios joining the Xbox family sooner or later. This is a great move by Phil and company.
 

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Because it means MS is pushing to get deals from Korea and other Asian territories?

Call it a hunch, but knowing how hungry Xbox is, I doubt they'd want to set up shop if there's nothing exciting to be gained.
The Korean market is trash and their focus.

If their focus was Japan thdn sure, I could see why...but Korea, lol.
 

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The Korean market is trash and their focus.

If their focus was Japan thdn sure, I could see why...but Korea, lol.
Korean market has some good developers. Bluehole who makes PUBG came from there. Also Black Desert being developed in Korea. Kingdom Under Fire is last game Microsoft published from there.

Their headquarters is in Japan. While this position is for Korea, the headquarters indicates focus on Eastern market in general. We should expect more Eastern developed 2nd party games from Xbox soon. Would expect this to include Japan.

Bottom line is that while the consumers in Korea favor free to play, Sony’s console is starting to gain relevance meaning the market could be changing and open to traditional gaming experiences. If those traditional experiences could be available on devices they’re already using thanks to cloud, could open up some possibilities.
 
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Korean market has some good developers. Bluehole who makes PUBG came from there.
Dude, Bluehole is in my wife's building in MADISON WISCONSIN USA BABY!