If Microsoft handled its PR better, would you have had a more positive outlook?

#1BiggyDXPosted 9/27/2013 4:15:45 PM
79/80

I remember a while ago seeing a Rev3Games interview Adam Sessler had with Albert Penello, Microsoft's Director of Product Planning, and he answered most of the questions given to him honestly and with much more detail and enthusiasm. Most importantly, during his answers he stated WHY each policy decision was chosen and why he thought gamers should have at least given it a try (interview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QrZP0AmUvk)

I'm not posting this to rally behind Microsoft, as I have a neutral bias towards both companies and I'll likely be picking them both the PS4 and the Xbox One anyway. That being said, I think the information surrounding the console on Microsoft's end was handled poorly at E3. So my question is: Would you have had a better opinion of them if they did a better PR campaign?
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#2whitelytningPosted 9/27/2013 4:18:06 PM
BiggyDX posted...
79/80


Stopped reading here.
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#3METALINGUS5150Posted 9/27/2013 4:21:01 PM
No, they could take their DRM and stick it where the sun doesn't shine.
Their policies weren't "the future"
lol
#4BiggyDX(Topic Creator)Posted 9/27/2013 4:23:16 PM
whitelytning posted...
BiggyDX posted...
79/80


Stopped reading here.


lol
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#5Ramsus082Posted 9/27/2013 4:32:28 PM
There would be a lot more goodwill towards them and less exaggerations of every fault and miss-step, sure, but "under-powered, over-priced" is a a tough sell for even the most respected companies and brands.
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#6Dev0311Posted 9/27/2013 4:35:00 PM
Microsoft's PR = #dealwithit
#7AlexanaxelaPosted 9/27/2013 4:43:16 PM
BiggyDX posted...
79/80

I remember a while ago seeing a Rev3Games interview Adam Sessler had with Albert Penello, Microsoft's Director of Product Planning, and he answered most of the questions given to him honestly and with much more detail and enthusiasm. Most importantly, during his answers he stated WHY each policy decision was chosen and why he thought gamers should have at least given it a try (interview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QrZP0AmUvk)

I'm not posting this to rally behind Microsoft, as I have a neutral bias towards both companies and I'll likely be picking them both the PS4 and the Xbox One anyway. That being said, I think the information surrounding the console on Microsoft's end was handled poorly at E3. So my question is: Would you have had a better opinion of them if they did a better PR campaign?


they have a product for people that didn't like their pr. It's called xbox 360
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#8rusty12000Posted 9/27/2013 4:48:43 PM
whitelytning posted...
BiggyDX posted...
79/80


Stopped reading here.

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#9SirLemontPosted 9/27/2013 5:36:13 PM
Dev0311 posted...
Microsoft's PR = #dealwithit


And it's even a falling house of cards ever since.
#10aj4x94Posted 9/27/2013 5:38:27 PM
Ramsus082 posted...
There would be a lot more goodwill towards them and less exaggerations of every fault and miss-step, sure, but "under-powered, over-priced" is a a tough sell for even the most respected companies and brands.


This is pretty much the best way of saying it. And firing Don Mattrick was the best thing Microsoft could have done PR wise.
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