August 13th 2013 8:00 am PT

MNR 488: Phil Spencer

Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)

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Microsoft Studios CVP Phil Spencer stops by to chat about Summer of Arcade, Gamescom and more

 

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  • NJPW

    Phil pls get on a new Lost Odyssey (and getting the original on Games on Demand) Phil pls

    • andrew salvat

      yes Phil pleas
      Si porfavor Phil

  • Eddy

    So when will Xbone be sold without Kinect since its not needed anymore for the Console to function ? Aint going to throw 100 Bucks in the Cellar only because i still have to buy this stupid Thing with the Console. Give Us 2 Bundles, one without and one with Kinect, and you will see wich one the People want ;)

    • Jorge Garza

      You don´t have to buy it, you could buy a PS4 instead. I want kinect to be on every bundle because developers are going to know everyone has one, so they will support it and actually make cool games for it.

      Kinect 1 didn´t have cool games because just a few people have it, so it is not profitable for developers to make big budget games.

      Now, since everyone is going to have one, it is going to be profitable to them to make AAA games for kinect.

      • Eddy

        Wow everyone will have one but nearly nobody will use it since it won’t be needed anymore. So whats the point ? a few “good” games for the few that will actually use Kinect ?

        • Jorge Garza

          LOL! I bet must people (75%) will have it plugged in and active, the other 20% is going to have it plugged in but turned off, and the other 5% won´t plugged in because they think everyone is watching them. Weirdos.

          • trent82

            And those 75% will all be playing non-Kinect games.

          • Jorge Garza

            Non-kinect games who actually have kinect features, like auto-switching profiles, scan faces (no more time spent on “creation centers” if you dont want to), voice commands, etc.

          • ThtJstHapnd

            Your stereotype is the part you need to throw out. Kinect one had problems. Kinect 2 is going to implement things for kinect you won’t even notice your doing. Things like leaning left and right. Blocking by just tilting your controller up. Your character looking left and right by turning your head a little. The immersion that can become reality is amazing. All because MS is pushing for next gen not just a spec upgrade.

          • JoeGrahamcracker

            That sounds pretty stupid.

          • trent82

            You just tried to justify Kinect by bringing up features that already kind of existed and failed in those old pc sidewinder controllers and the PS3 sixaxis. Sure, they achieved this feature with gyroscopes instead of motion cameras, but the mechanic of tilting your controller has been done before and it mostly went away because people didn’t seem to like it very much. So, I guess we have more of that to look forward to.
            Also, when you try to defend Microsoft by saying that they are pushing for next gen, you sound just like the sony fanboys who defended the high price of the PS3 due to the inclusion of a Blu-ray drive. That price difference played a huge part in sony losing this past generation in North America.

          • OnionMortgage

            This is so relevant. Nearly every PS3 user had a SIXAXIS controller in their homes but we saw very little developer support for that technology.

      • trent82

        I don’t care about what developers could potentially do with Kinect. I don’t want to wave my arms around. I don’t want to talk to my console. Regardless of how clever any developer is, their brilliant charge-an-extra-$100-for-the-console idea will almost certainly involve waving your arms around or talking to your console.
        No thanks.

        • Jorge Garza

          I guess you should thank competition, cause the product for you is PS4. I will stay with Xbox because I like real technology.

          • trent82

            Sorry, I’m not a 1 console kind of person. I get everything. I just think that Kinect is a huge waste of time…mostly because it sucks.

          • Jorge Garza

            You haven´t try it yet, give it a chance. That´s all I have to say.

          • Eddy

            Gave Kinect a Chance for 2.5 Years and it still sucks. Kinect 2.0 won’t do anything better only because MS is promising again like they did with the Kinect 1. Now your all like “Oh its fukcing Awesome!” but as soon as it will be available your going to recognize that things aint working as promised :)

          • Jorge Garza

            No, I am not saying “Oh, it´s awesome”. All I said is that I want the kinect bundle on every console so developers support it.

            I am confident it is going to be cool, but if you are not sure, get a PS4, simple as that.

          • OnionMortgage

            I am not a Sony fanboy coming here to tell you that Kinect sucks or anything.

            All I’d like to say is that the idea that Kinect being in every home will mean it will get real developer support seems very untrue to me. The Wii was in every home and the library for that system was tiny, and outside of first party titles, rarely was the Wii tech used in innovative or fun ways. Even in great games on that platform, it often felt tacked on.

            We can reasonably assume that the Kinect is much better hardware than the Wii, or Kinect 1 for that matter, but I think the Wii demonstrated that it isn’t financial incentive that is going to make this ground creatively fertile. I think developers simply don’t have very many fun, interesting ideas for the Kinect that could impact our play experience.

      • andrew salvat

        Wish the PS4 is a PS3.5

    • Sledg

      I think you would be surprised about which one would sell more. Not to mention the more casual people might get confused by which version to get and how hard it would be for them to describe the lack of features without it.

      Not that they can’t change their mind but they already stated multiple times that it won’t be sold as separate bundles.

    • shinningserpent

      Get a suckstation then.
      gdff
      g

      • ThtJstHapnd

        Why can’t people keep the conversation mature?

        • andrew salvat

          I’m going to be honest this is a endless war and is fun noting personal ok

          • Death Dealer

            It can be, but please don’t make this blog into a warzone again. Just flag the perpetrators and be done with it.

          • andrew salvat

            ok go to my Facebook and c the video and find the reason of the name for your self

          • andrew salvat

            death no more war ok I promise

      • andrew salvat

        I have I better name for it The GlichStation 4

        • Phil Balliet

          No no no.. its the PlagueStation :P

    • ThtJstHapnd

      You don’t have to buy it. Plain and simple. The inclusion of Kinect will make some great things come to light within the first couple months. All these people complaining about the Kinect have no clue what it can do. Think about if people would have complained about cameras, gps, and accelerometers in cell phones. We would be really far behind.

      Also Sony had plans to include a camera. To cut your vision to undercut the competition is just horrible. Look at their controllers, they have a lightbar to remind them Sony cut a set of features. Pathetic.

      • Eddy

        i’ve seen what Kinect 1 couldn’t do the 2.5 Years i had it and hardly used it cause almost all great Features are US Only..and it want be different with the new Kinect. So why should i waste Money on “Great Features” that never can be used in Germany ? Kinect 1 had “great things” promised and most never came (took MS over a Year to get Kinect recognize German Language and it still can’t do this right).

        I bought Kinect straight on Day 1 and it was a waste of Money thats the reason i don’t need another one that i can’t even sell on because everyone will have one :/

        • Phil Balliet

          Well sir. Learn better English lol just kidding dude. Maybe there are improvements to its ability to understand more languages. I’m sorry that’s been an issue for you.

        • Sledg

          I won’t deny the shortcomings of Kinect 1 but the new version looks so much better tech wise. I don’t think the new version will be just for party games and waving your arms around. HD camera and new tracking will be nice as well.

          It might be a small improvement but I love the fact that I’ll be able to knock a zombie off the car by moving the controller in DR3.

          • Eddy

            good looks don’t automatically make things better :D
            Kincet might be useful for People who really won’t it, but MS shouldn’t make us, who don’t won’t it, have to buy it even though it isn’t necessary anymore. Making me Buy it won’t make me Use it ;)

          • Sledg

            When/if you buy the new system, will you honestly tell us when you actually connected it because you realized how much you were missing :)

          • Eddy

            I would gladly tell u but when i will buy the new System Kinect will land in the Cellar still in the Box.. I just need the Console for Gaming and sometimes to stream Movies from the NAS (until the Apple TV some day will finally get this “feature” :D ). And for that i just need a Controller .If i want to see what the new Kinect can’t do i’ll just have to visit my friend who will probably connect the Thing just to see if it is really full of “new” :)

        • ThtJstHapnd

          So because the first one didn’t support your language the one that you have never used, and have not talked to yet is bad? You are judging a product based on is predecessor. I had the Iphone. Went to android, now I’m with Iphone4s. It’s a totally different phone. It’s way better. It has the newer features and I am actually enjoying using it. So by your standards I should have never tried a newer version of Iphone. I should have just thrown out the idea all together. It’s called progression. Some fail to see it.

          • Eddy

            The Language Part was just an example. As i Wrote i had Kinect for 2.5 Years before selling it (in that Time it was only used a couple of Weeks and the Rest of the Time it was deactivated collecting Dust ), bought it on Day 1 and waited 1 Year for MS to give us the Voice Command Feature in Germany with German Language recognition and then it didn’t even work like it should. Kinect 2.0 will have this from Day 1 but it still won’t make it any better. There are no usefull features Kinect (old and new) Provides for me that i really need, thats why i don’t need it rotting in my Cellar.

  • Phil Balliet

    All these changes are turning the Xbox into a Ps4 clone.. I’m a true Xbox fan. All these changes are making me worry that the Xbox One won’t perform the way it was meant to perform if everything keeps being reversed..

    • Sledg

      I thought the same, for about 2 seconds. It’s all about choice. I think the new “version” has plenty of that now and will continue to get better over time.

      • Phil Balliet

        Appreciate the positive reply, used to fanboys of Sony attacking people like myself who love Xbox.

        • http://soundcloud.com/ViRUSfromMARS Jaffa Cake King

          You don’t have to be a Sony fanboy to not like the Xbox One policies.

  • Sledg

    Thanks for the podcast Major! I can’t wait till Gamescon info rolls out since it sounds like there will not be streaming for the events. All I ask is to keep us in the loop :)

    • liam

      “Gamescom”

    • beardyman3218

      I hope they stream it, im sick of just reading what other people saw, i want to see it in action, these events need to be live streamed from now on, every xbox event should live streamed straight to the live event player.

  • Phil Balliet

    Great podcast, love the Xbox brand. I continue my support regardless. Can’t wait for my day one edition.

  • gamer04

    good podcast always like hearing more about the XB1. I hope all XB1’s continue to be bundled with kinect, i think then it will be used to its maximum potential if devs can count on it.

  • Boss

    Bring out an Xbox One bundle without the NSA Kinect for $299-$349

    • Phil Balliet

      Xbox doesn’t need to undercut Sony to do well. That’s what Sony does to win.

      • Boss

        It’s not about undercutting Sony it’s about having something pointless most people won’t take out the box or plug into their Xbox One

        • Landsharkk

          Why would most people pay for an Xbox One with Kinect and then not plug in the Kinect? You do realize it’s a one-of-a-kind device that can’t be found at consumer prices anywhere else in the world, right?

          It’s also an essential part of the Xbox One experience.

          Of course most people WILL be using it.

    • BlessTheKid

      That will be cool. May be then I can purchase a second X1 console for the holidays.

    • Michael Mullis

      “NSA Kinect”

      Yeah, we’ll take you seriously. :/

    • Corellianrogue

      I’m all against the NWO spying but I just want to point out that the most laptops have webcams & microphones built-in and all modern mobile phone do (which it has been proved can be switched on remotely to spy on you). Also the Wii U has a cam & mic in it’s Gamepad which comes with every Wii U, the 3DS has built-in cams & mic and the PS Vita has built-in cams & mic yet nobody (ie trolls) is complaining about those!

      The fact is that including Kinect 2 with every Xbox One should destroy the competition as games can be made that just aren’t possible on any other system, Microsoft (and other developers obviously, but Microsoft should take the lead as they should have done with Kinect 1) just need to step up and actually make them. I’ve already got so many (CORE) games in my head that are possible with Kinect 1 and now I’m starting to think about games that are possible with Kinect 2 and I want them made real as soon as possible!!!

    • Dave

      You know the nsa also spies through google apple and facebook, right?

      You gave them more information when you posted that comment than they could ever get form kinect.

  • bobber

    can anybody tell me if the new halo will be offerd for my now old gen. 360? thanks !

  • Miles Taven

    Can’t wait for Gamescom! Hope the exclusive surprises us, not Horizon 2 or Crackdown 3 :(

    • Morris ヅ

      or fable 3 ;)

      • roozbeh, again

        isnt that out already?

    • beardyman3218

      I doubt it will be horizon since their focusing on forza5, i wouldnt mind if it was crackdown 3 but i hope its a new ip.

  • http://soundcloud.com/ViRUSfromMARS Jaffa Cake King

    Now let me buy an Xbox One without Kinect included and I’m back on board.

    • Nick Peck

      They already confirmed that that won’t take it out of the box, good bye!

      • http://soundcloud.com/ViRUSfromMARS Jaffa Cake King

        I’m sure they will when mandatory Kinect inclusion hits their sales figures.

        • HobokenGary

          You are vastly overestimating how many people hate Kinect.

          • http://soundcloud.com/ViRUSfromMARS Jaffa Cake King

            You are vastly underestimating how many people hate Kinect.

          • Papafodimis

            They shouldn’t exclude kinect from the bundle IMO. They should just offer the bundle at a lower price like 450. Still higher than the PS4 but not much of a difference, and they give you the motive to try it since you have to own it. Or they could offer a launch game at the price of 500!

    • beardyman3218

      I hope they keep kinect in the box its innovative and it gets rid of so called “customers” like you that just moan, maon, moan, and even when the company does listen, you moan about something else. Just grow up, take the time to research the product and realise the xbox one is one of the most innovative consoles to release, its not just sticking to the its got more horsepower idea that was the main reason for console upgrades, that was 6 years ago, its not about graphics anymore its about offering new features that enhance games and gaming as a whole, moving forward and doing something different.

    • roozbeh, again

      well you are probably gonna get your wish, im happy for you but a part me thinks we will lose something big here.

    • Charles Walton III

      I don’t know. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I’m glad Kinect isn’t required to always be on/plugged in. But I’m glad they are including it. I’m thinking just about how Kinect could possibly make the Xbox One unique. And it could take the Xbox One into the future. Don’t you think that possibly they could do some really cool things with Kinect? I mean yeah of course I’m glad they are making a powerful console. I can’t wait for games that are bigger, more beautiful, and just do so much more than is capable now. But in addition to that…..Kinect could maybe help the console be even more.!.!.?.?

      I’ll put it this way….if there were two Xbox One bundles available…one with Kinect and one without. I would still get the one With Kinect.

    • tigertomspill

      I love the current Kinect, I use voice commands a lot and makes a great family console my kids love the Kinect games… I can understand some people just want to play games and don’t want to spend the extra money so I think it would be smart if they did include a Kinectless Model…

  • Ivanx360xpira

    I fear that Xbox One loses its identity with these some many changes…I still prefer the original settings, that seemed more innovative for me. Sony kept the same features of PS3 with a better GPU/CPU and are playing games with everyone. when MS shows something on XOne and people dislike, sony says it´ll be different on PS4, and when people like they say we´ll also have in on PS4. I´m tired of this BS. I know both companies want $$ but for me Sony is preventing gaming to evolve with such behavior. PS4 won´t be nothing more than a PS3 with better graphics, and I fear XBox One is in the same path, such a shame…A lot of people are saying PS4 this and that, but I barely saw it working, and games…just on papers and promises for now…for me PS4 it is still an empty box…sony should focus in showing the goddies of PS4 not just bashing MS…In my humble opinion we have a plenty more information about Xbox One than PS4…

    • Death Dealer

      Hey, the Kinect is still there for innovative purposes. They’re just allowing you to disconnect it now to meet with demands from the PRISM obsessed crowd. And to those who fear that it might break (which is very valid).

      • Ivanx360xpira

        I agree with this change (in case of kinect failure),,,but every day you open a gaming web site, like here, you see some sort of change in the Xbox One…just full of this BS…sometimes if you believe in the product you designed you have to bet on it…especially a company like MS

        • Death Dealer

          You know what the thing is. People perceive it as change when it really isn’t. The only true 180 on MS’s part was the DRM and the inclusion of the headset. The rest is just finalization and makes it clear that MS’s just didn’t have everything ready when they made their earlier announcements. I guess bad management under Don Mattrick is the root cause of it and that’s why he left for Zynga (which would have been months in the planning when he did).

          • Ivanx360xpira

            totally agree…bad management of information was the root cause of the caos around Xbox One…

        • tigertomspill

          I think they are listening to the consumer and nothing is final yet so I guess we can expect changes…

    • Dave

      Indeed. FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY MS don’t take kinect out of the box.

      The people bitching at this point are never going to buy your system anyhow. So launch it and if sales aren’t fast enough, do a pack in or a price drop. It’s not like sony can afford to get in a price war so that’s not much of a threat to you guys. But please don’t kill what amounts to the only decent innovation in the hardware space because a bunch of shortsighted trolls on the internet are butthurt. The only changes you should be entertaining right now are either adding stuff to the package, or dropping the price.

      • Likmaaraanmijnlollypop

        Agreed, Sony are going to take losses, they’ve already said so.
        But MS could have made it a price war Sony could never have won (in theory they still could with the Kinect included.
        It’s a tough choice, increase innovation by including Kinect or destroy the competition which should be good for the industry anyway. I’m glad they chose the first option.

        • tigertomspill

          Games and software what makes innovation that use Kinect, They made Xbox one to take full advantage of its hardware, so if they include it or not your not going to see a big change, I think it better for the consumer to make the decision… For me I like the Kinect games for the family and fitness and some of the great interface functions…

    • roozbeh, again

      i actually have to say sony didnt keep all those announced features. they backtracked on them after release.
      at least ms is doing prior launch

  • Death Dealer

    Yeah, me 2…

    • Lucas Sanches Cestari

      i want halo 5!!!

  • Death Dealer

    Don’t worry so much Phil. I agree that maybe some things should have remained because they are inevitable anyway, but the Xbox One will have plenty of features that can’t be found anywhere else. Just have a little patience…

  • Morris ヅ

    GDC gone be GOOOOOD

    • Death Dealer

      Oh yes, but IMHO MS should reveal more details about the Xbox One development configuration before that to let many developers prepare for release on the Xbox One. They’ll need to rain down the good content after release.

      • Morris ヅ

        yh i think they should start with that and explain in most detail how indie devs can get on the plat ect

  • Dave

    Nothing fanboy about that. Sony always overpromises and rips off other companies. Nintendo really phoned it in on the wiiu. MS big flaws were paying for online (which is no longer an issue since sony doe sit too and live is getting overhauled.) and a lack of first party (which is also rectified since ms spent a billion dollars in new games.)

  • Charles Walton III

    I so agree with Phil….I loved Halo Wars! Probably my favorite online game this generation. Hopefully there will be a Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One.

    • Death Dealer

      I agree, they should start thinking about a sequel to that game. The Spirit of Fire was listed lost with all hands with a memorial service, so they could easily tell another story about what really happened (perhaps Serina fragmenting somewhere along the line or them being found still in cryo eventually around the time of Halo 5 and coinciding with it).
      I’ve always wanted to know what flood or forerunner species would be like to control for a game like Halo Wars (they could even make it a tie-in game for Halo 5).

      • Papafodimis

        Halo Wars 2 is a game I dream about! One of my favourite games, best controls on a strategy game for console and good multiplayer! They should definitely make a new HW. Now that there is a new halo trilogy it’s a must!

        • Charles Walton III

          I really hope they do make a sequel to Halo Wars. Could imagine how much more they could do with that game with all of the extra power of the Xbox One? I mean don’t get me wrong……I enjoy the fps Halo games a lot too. But the rts Halo Wars was my fav when it comes to online play.

      • Charles Walton III

        The one part of the game I didn’t care for much was the single player portion. But I played the online portin more than any other game online. Halo Wars was my all time favorite multiplayer game on Xbox 360. But I’m glad to hear from other people that enjoyed that game. Thanks.

    • usrev

      halo wars = best console rts ever.

      they should really take halo into more genres and stuff. i’d like a halo in the realm of battlefield or star wars battlefront. covenant vs marines would be awesome, and players will finally be able to be a grunt, hunter, or jackal.

      • Charles Walton III

        Could you imagine a Halo based MMO or a Halo rpg? Oh yeah!

        • roozbeh, again

          Just thinking about it makes my mouth water…

          Make it happen Phil

      • Spargo CXVII

        Love That Game….

  • Victor Flores

    Why no green light when powering up the xbox why its blue not green

    • tigertomspill

      maybe if the console dies it turns green. joking I like the color blue….

  • Morris ヅ

    Trying to get my head around “Europe’s biggest franchise”???

    • Ivanx360xpira

      maybe Fifa (hope not), I´m brazilian..but hate soccer!!

      • Morris ヅ

        that would be good

    • Overbanankrummer

      Gran Turismo.

      • Morris ヅ

        lol behave

        • Overbanankrummer

          Sorry about that, I really couldn’t help it.

    • Death Dealer

      FIFA Soccer.

      • roozbeh, again

        im ashamed to be part of the emea region if that is true.

        • Guest

          Hi roozbeh, I just want to give you a heads up about our well known troll. He’s going by the name roozbeh_bnnd on the Dutch GameKings site now and very likely the person that got you banned here (seeing his name).

          • roozbeh, again

            double post.

      • Morris ヅ

        if it is to with fifa its a bit of a shame but they did say there going to announce a new ip tho?

        • Death Dealer

          I think it’s some sort of fantasy football as a European counterpart to the American one.

          • Morris ヅ

            we dont have that over here tho

  • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

    Phil’s awesome.

    • Not_A_PC_Gamer

      LMAO

      • XboxReason

        You should be banned. LMAO

        You don’t game on a PC so you are a casual gamer??

        • Not_A_PC_Gamer

          Actually SON, it’s you who should be banned for the follow reasons:

          1. Your user name.. I’m sorry but there is NO REASON when it comes to MICROSOFT OR XBOX.. get a clue.

          2. You label other gamers based on the platform they game on? Are you really as shallow as the majority of gamers or are you just one of these pastey faced nerds who claim nonsense like the PC master race?

          Casual gamer eh? I’m still laughing at that one because there is NOTHING ON PC that even remotely interests me and IMO, consoles offer far more variety..

          CASE CLOSED..

          • roozbeh, again

            for some reason that sounded like a line from LA noire

    • Charles Walton III

      He did a good interview.

    • Nick Peck

      Yah I like him and Mark W, they talk and interview very well imo. Of course, I enjoy watching Major as well, the shows are always well done and fun to watch. Enjoy the trip and the show guys! Oh, and the XBO’s in your houses..grrrr :p

  • Jamie

    I love these interviews with the Xbox Execs.
    Great podcast.

  • roozbeh, again

    a fan of dota eh?
    i like this guy

    • XboxReason

      hahaha

  • DavidinCT

    Just read…there will be no cross-platform chat between the Xbox one and the 360….really EPIC fail for the Xbox one… I was thinking about getting Ghosts for the xbox one so I can play my friends who still have the 360 with chat and muti-player with all my friends but, it does not look like that wil work… WTF…

    • roozbeh, again

      Its a shame really. Technically its been said to be impossible.

      • DavidinCT

        It sucks to be honest with you, the biggest thing about xbox is the games and playing with your friends… and if you get a xbox ones, you have to blacklist your friends and that really does stink.

        • roozbeh, again

          you dont black list them. you just cant have parties with them.
          still a shame though.

          • DavidinCT

            Yea, when I play, I chat with them, so yea, if I get the Xbox one version, I cant chat in a party with them, so in a nut shell I am blacklisting friends or family who cant get the xbox one right away…

    • Death Dealer

      Nobody said the Xbox 360 couldn’t be updated with that voice codec in the future with a dashboard update. It’s wider band using, but not necessarily impossible for the Xbox 360 to use, it’s just not there now at the release of the Xbox One.
      Cross-platform multiplayer is a no go anyway, it’s either 360-360 or One-One.

  • Nick Peck

    Great podcast, looking forward to the next one and the up and coming shows. Really wish I could get to said shows lol!!

  • XboxReason

    Good podcast love it!

  • XboxReason

    what you mean?

  • Death Dealer

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but:

    news xbox com/2013/08/xbox-one-confirmed-markets

    Available release markets reduced from 21 to 13 in 2013, yet still no firm release date announced.
    Those who preordered the Xbox One in the countries moved to early 2014 release will receive a packed in game (most likely a code for an MS published game).

    • Costas

      If someone is undecided on which console to buy, and the only console available is PS4, then… Bad move MS, very bad.
      If you buy from another country , I don’t think the warranty covers you.
      Also I remember my gamertag was locked when Xbox marketplace wasn’t available here in Greece because I used the same credit card both on my account and my sister’s . (Everyone created Uk or Us accounts) I contacted MS , explained them the situation ,and they told me that they can’t do anything about it because Greece wasn’t included in the XBL list of countries.
      It seems like MS hasn’t learned anything from their past mistakes.
      How on earth do you advertise globally a product and then you say” sorry , only available in 13 countries , and later this year 7 more countries”. You know that there are a total of 196 countries right? And 41 or 42 of them have official local marketplaces

      • Raymon Van der Linde

        You are soooo right! And what do you think about the great marketing which faills again? Do you really think customers are going to wait to receive a ‘Day One Edition’ on day number 124 instead? Nope… They’ll buy a competing console! At least deliver a console to everyone who has been preordering one instead. That’s what everybody would have liked to hear…

        • Xhawk27

          People move so your console will be good.

  • Ilovegoogleglass

    Can I go on demand on Xbox one?

  • http://gamingirl.com Twinkling82

    Hi major! Thanks for letting me know about the soundcloud upload a couple weeks ago. I enjoy the show. Show 487 have been corrupted or something, I can’t play it properly (a few minutes in) and show 488 isnt up on soundcloud yet. I adore you guys i really do.

  • Karl Cramer

    If I could as Phil Spencer any question it would be this, how do you justify Wordament on iOS having Xbox Live Gamerscore?
    If you do that you might as well release Halo on other consoles.

    • http://gamingirl.com Twinkling82

      I had no idea. I’d like to hear more about this process. If this could be implemented for android games, perhaps in collaboration with the official Xbox Live app and/or Smartglass app, it would be HUGE!!

 
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