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Why the hype?

Type A
09-25-2007, 05:25 PM
Several things she has to say demands a reply, like:

But seriously — why all the hype, Microsoft? “Halo 3” is going to fly off shelves — no matter how many TV spots you buy.

Wow, how long have you been in the industry? Im curious, ever heard the term, 'system seller?' Hell, perhaps M$ should take their fan-base for granted as Sony has, would that be a better move, in your professional opinion? Is there more to selling a game than selling the fans, or is 'hooking new gamers' even a consideration for you?


And what is it about this one game — particularly in a year that promises to produce a slew of first-rate titles — that hogs all the attention? 14.5 million copies sold worldwide, and millions still playing Halo 2 three years after release....again, how long you been in the business?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20959454/

junehhan
09-25-2007, 07:21 PM
This is why I wish journalists would just STFU sometimes, or go back to school and get a real edumacation. It is amazing how so many of them form opinions about subjects they can't understand, or they have a negative opinion about something and discretely push an agenda. Even a 2nd year Marketing major would see the purpose behind Microsoft's hype blitz.

eiger
09-26-2007, 09:01 AM
I thought the same thing.

Funny thing is that person also works near my building at Microsoft. It would be easy for me to pay an office visit and say, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!? :)

bboncorr
09-26-2007, 09:14 AM
I thought the same thing.

Funny thing is that person also works near my building at Microsoft. It would be easy for me to pay an office visit and say, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!? :)

now that would be funny...........as for the writer he is clueless or was half in the bag when he wrote it. maybe he isnt into fps or great graphics or even killer story lines. it's just sad to know people like that get paid for their views and opinions which they clearly know nothing about. it's like when someone who grew up wanting to be a writer and never had any interest in sports only to be pushed into writing for a sports team he never heard of because that is the only job that could pay the bills for him.

junehhan
09-26-2007, 11:51 AM
I thought the same thing.

Funny thing is that person also works near my building at Microsoft. It would be easy for me to pay an office visit and say, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!? :)

Why don't you pay this "journalist" a visit? Visit him/her/it and hide a videocamera in like a duffle bag and hit this person hard with questions. I've often wondered what goes on in the mind of journalists as you almost never see journalists interviewing other journalists.

pjc
09-26-2007, 12:20 PM
I'm curious as to how many 360's sold yesterday. If anyone finds out, pls. post.