There’s definitely some big news to report on today. Yesterday brought the news of a new game in the “Batman Arkham” series, confirmation that Bungie’s “Destiny” will be unveiled soon, and a report that the majority of gamers would not buy a console if it blocked used games. Today’s news is just as juicy, with some more news about the next “Batman” game, a new character revealed for “Injustice: Gods Among Us”, an update on “Castlevania” from producer Dave Cox, new downloadable content for "DMC: Devil May Cry", and a "Mass Effect"-themed version of "Risk".
First up for today, Nat Brown, an engineer who worked with Microsoft on the original Xbox had some particularly critical things to say about the Xbox 360 on his blog. He said that the last five years of Xbox 360 have been "painful to watch."
"The past five years, and the last year in particular, have been simply painful to watch," said Brown, criticising Microsoft for letting its partnerships with "dying media companies" and focus on multimedia entertainment to overtake its roots as a video game system.
"Coasting on past momentum. Failing to innovate and failing to capitalize on innovations like Kinect. Touting strategic and market success when you’re just experiencing your competitor’s stumbling failure (yes, Sony, Nintendo--you are, I’m afraid, stumbling failures). A complete lack of tactical versus strategic understanding of the long game of the living room. It culminated for me in recent coverage of interviews with Yusef Mehdi and Nancy Tellem and reports of the goals of a new LA Xbox studio to create interactive content."
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