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Epic: Microsoft “winning” online battle with “cool stuff”

Tuesday, 4th November 2008 07:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Epic head Mike Capps reckons Microsoft’s upcoming additions to Live with NXE mean the firm’s winning in the console online space. He said so to GI.

“The way they’re expanding the Live presence – you know, they’re leading right now, they’re winning,” he said.

“And the way you continue to do that is to keep adding cool stuff that everybody wants. Netflix is a great example – making me watch my movies on my Xbox.”

Capps added that even relatively minor changes to Live, such as forcing users to boot through the dash, were indicative of ‘the win’.

“I love the fact that you boot through the dashboard now – I understand how some gamers might not like it so much, but that’s how you join into the Xbox Live experience – your dashboard comes up, you get to see what’s new, hey, there’s some free stuff you didn’t know about – instead of just booting into your game and missing the community,” he said.

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  1. sennasnit

    I think Home will be better…

    #1 6 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    Better is a subjective term.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. desiredtime

    Having Epic, as such a strong partner, it going to make the 360 hard to beat.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Esha

    Epic Megagames, known mouthpiece of Microsoft, who frequently has its employees whore Microsoft, say that Microsoft are leading the “online battle”. And they do this without actually providing any solid reasoning to back that up, except that Microsoft is adding nebulous “cool stuff”, naming things which the PS3 has had already for a long while now (the US PS3 movie store gets more movies in one update than the entirety of the XBox library, and the PS3 has had the option to go to the XMB or right into the game since the start).

    /sigh Righty-ho. Such credibility.

    I own an XBox these days, but I still despise Epic, they make me feel dirty just reading what they have to say. I really wish they’d stop talking so that perhaps I could start respecting them for the decent games they make.

    #4 6 years ago