Kinect is the ‘gift’ that keeps on giving.
Here, we discover that Kinect can only be two player multiplayer at the same time.
Microsoft has called in their heavy duty viral marketers to post “articles” on places like Engadget and Gizmondo to declare that “Microsoft won E3 2010″. Check out some of these absurd ‘articles’.
Don Mattrick wildly overcompensates in interviews as shown in this Gametrailers.
In the book industry, in order to boost sales many books are bought by bulk (and then burned) in order to prop someone to the best seller’s list (this is common with books “written” by politicians). While I am not sure if a similar practice has come to the Game Industry, ‘top sellers’ in something like Amazon are no indicator. If a viral marketer brings up the ‘current Amazon best seller list’ where it conveniently shows Kinect as number one (as well as other Microsoft products right below it), just remind everyone that in 2006 on Amazon (and everywhere else) that Wii pre-orders sold out instantly.
Look how fake Microsoft’s conference was. Look at how the in-game characters move before the players do. Unless Kinect can read the future, this is phony as baloney.
To new readers, I am going to put up a ‘summary’ post of the 7th generation so you don’t have to read hundreds of pages of blog posts and articles to figure out what this site is all about.
Just know this: there is no such thing as ‘Casual Market’. It is a BS term made up by people who could not explain the spectacular Wii sales growth. Note that Nintendo never refers to ‘Casual Market’ or use that lingo. They use ‘Expanded Market’ which is likely from disruption vocabulary.
Was the entire Atari generation a ‘casual market’? Did only ‘casuals’ buy the NES? Of course not. Mark how New Super Mario Brothers Wii sells insanely well today on the Wii. While it may be tempting to shove everything into a box that says ‘casual market’ on it, the truth of what is occurring is far more interesting.