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Destiny

Discuss all things Destiny.

6/10/2014 1:52:48 PM
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Xbox User Perspective

I have been an Xbox user since the beginning. I got the original Xbox with Halo 2 for Christmas in 2003 at the age of 14. I have played countless games over my years, but none more than the Halo ones released by Bungie. Halo 2 was my favorite! I enjoyed tons of Bungie content whether it be DLC, vidoes, podcasts, or their weekly updates with Mister Chief. It has been over 10 years of me supporting Bungie, but I do feel shafted and ditched by them. I bought an Xbox One because I knew that Destiny and Bungie's ex-employee studio, 343, will be making games for it. I understand that Bungie is trying to appeal to Playstation users who may have no idea about Bungie. I also understand a business decision that Activision might have forced upon them, but you would think if Bungie really cared about their Xbox fans, they would have pushed for more for them. Then again they could just be giving Microsoft the finger. But punishing Bungie fans with Xbox consoles, who have no say at Microsoft, is probably not the best tactic for Bungie. Bungie is said to have used $500M in developing Destiny. They need this game to be a hit. I do not know how shafting and ignoring your loyal fanbase with Xbox consoles is going to do that. Hardcore gamers are what drives business. They buy the DLC and the special editions for the extra money. New customers are not going to do that. I think Bungie is banking on their loyal fans to drive sales in Xbox, but will it work? But it is all fine for me. Watching Sony's E3 and seeing all the stuff that Playstation owners are going to get exclusively was very upsetting. I have my pre-order for Destiny which I considered refunding at first, but I will give it a try. Destiny comes out in September so I will get it and play it. If their Sony favoritism is still present come November, you can consider me done with Bungie. At this point, I see Destiny as a holdover game until the Master Chief Collection comes out. I hope your new customer base is as loyal and dedicated as the one you shafted Bungie!
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  • I understand your feelings. But I have to ay this. It is the publishers job to sway toward a certain fanbase, in this case, in Sony. Bungie is the Developer, Activision is the Publisher. It is up to Activision. If it was up to Bungie, I bet they would have given both fanbases Alpha.
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    • The content is timed, read the fine print Sony were just spinning the truth a little to make their console look better
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    • Activision spent 500 million not bungie
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    • I'll tell you like this; I was in the same boat all about my Halo time. Games, books and live action. But you should have seen this coming and did what I did. Bought a PS4! Halo has gone to crap with 343. You can't tell me you weren't super pissed when they *spoiler* Killed Cortana after we went through all the trouble in Halo 3 to get her back. Bungie had made their case clear the PS4 was their new baby. Remember the job listing 5 years ago that said this? Everyone had ample time and if you didn't see what was on the horizon I'm sorry. You can't blame anyone but yourself for being so stubborn and monogamous with your console. Good day sir!
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      • I love those Xbot, they feel like they own something
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        • As a PC gamer I really don't have much experience with these types of arguments, but Destiny isn't on PC. You can tell Sony is desperate to put Destiny in the same box as PlayStation, and they've already done that literally (w/ white ps4). Destiny isn't exclusive to PlayStation, and the exclusive content is timed exclusive content, so it isn't a huge deal. All we can do is guess what Bungie's thinking tho.
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        • As an Xbox user I don't feel shafted at all the exclusives they are releasing are only timed So who cares and we are lucky that we are even getting a chance to play the beta because they could have said f u and not given it to us like what evolve did to Sony So I feel bungle is trying to get Sony fans because they already have Microsoft fans
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        • Piss off
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        • Edited by Dantemustdie234: 6/13/2014 9:05:26 PM
          Are you seriously complaining because for one of the first times I can remember, Playstation gets exclusive content for a upcoming game? Bro come on. Xbox and Microsoft had its time. The spotlight has moved on, and its bettwr business to go with playstation. Like 10-12 million sold, much much higher than xbox. Dont be a wuss Edit: Also!!! A lot of Xbox fans have turned to being Playstation jus for the Destiny bundle ETC. They're still making a lot of money from ex and current xbox fanbase. Just saying...
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          • You have no one to blame for deals like this ever getting done but Microsoft. They started all this crap with buying exclusivity for DLC, timed exlcusives, etc.., because their in-house first party studios suck so they needed 3rd party titles to sway buyers into buying the 360 (Halo games excluded. They were all great). This all started with GTA IV, then spread to COD, et al. During the days of the PS3 Sony wouldn't play ball. Now that they are people have a problem with it. I personally don't care for these exclusive deals myself. I don't truly believe that any real PS fan does, especially after what we went through last gen. If they do they are seriously jaded and need some help. I just call BS when I see it. Now that all you Xbox fans are having to deal with just a taste of what us PS gamers went through last gen, SONY is more of the devil than they already were to you and nothing is fair. You have been the haves for so long that you are spoiled and can't get a grip and come to terms with being the have-nots. You also have no one to blame but Microsoft for Xbox gamers being the have-nots after 2013's E3 debacle and message. They have had to go back on everything they said; always online, no used games, must have Kinect, and so on. Not to mention that Microsoft is not a hardware manufacturer and they shipped an over-priced, under-powered machine. Numerous websites with first-hand knowledge of how the cloud works tried to get you to see that the "Cloud" was a bunch of BS, but you bought all of MS's corporate smoke blown up your asses like it was the word of God. If you notice the "Power Of the Cloud" was not mentioned once during this year's E3. I know that Microsoft came in and bought Bungie and paid the costs for the Halo games, but if not for Bungie's creativity in making a kick-ass game and ground-breaking networking expertise (the entire backbone of Live is borrowed from Bungie and Halo), there never would have been an Xbox 360 or Xbox Live. The original Xbox would have failed more than it did anyway and Microsoft would not still be in the console business without Bungie. The Halo games are soooo good that people put up with the horribly made original 360 to the point that most people went through between 2 -4 consoles because of the RROD (points once again to MS being a software, not hardware company) just to play Halo. My point is Bungie and Halo made the Xbox brand what it is, not the other way around. Did you buy an Xbox or Xbox 360 because of Halo or the other way around? If you bought an Xbox or 360 because of Halo, Bungie does not owe you nor Microsoft anything. Especially when Microsoft is about to milk the hell out Bungie's blood, sweat, and tears (Halo's 1-3) and Bungie won't see a dime in royalties from the Master Chief Collection. Your anger and frustration are misguided with everyone you are trying to blame for your supposed slight. It is not the fault of Bungie, SONY, nor Activision. The blame lies 100% with Microsoft!!! Well, guess what, life isn't fair. It never has been and never will be. You just got to learn to let it go. I am as passionate as anyone about video games but they are just that; Games. They are not life and death or the destroyer of self esteem that you guys are making this Activision / SONY / Bungie partnership out to be. If any of this has destroyed any of your self esteem, you seriously need to step away from gaming and re-evaluate your lives and values.
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            • People actually think it's a PS4 exclusive, that means not a whole lot of xbox people will buy it, then they won't make as much profit, Bungie Pushed the sony angle way to hard, without even acknowledging the xbox users which will make up half of the overall profit
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