It’s starting to feel a little bit like we’re repeatedly kicking Microsoft when they’re down. But the bad publicity just keeps on pouring in for them over their Xbox One reveal and the numerous restrictive policies.
That might all be easily enough smoothed over, if it wasn’t for the line of Microsoft execs who seem keen to pour oil on the fire by saying something a little bit daft every time a reporter waves a notebook at them.
This latest crushing disappointment for big green monster comes via their own Facebook page, where they posted up a new cover photo encouraging everyone to nip off and pre-order an Xbox One just as swiftly as they can. The post has got close to fifteen thousand “likes”, which is not to be sniffed at, but it’s also got quite the procession of comments.
Most of those who are responding are using ASCII art to throw two middle fingers up at the Xbox One. Some are simply writing “SONY” or generally communicating a sentiment of “no thanks” to Microsoft. There are over twelve thousand comments and very few of them seem to be positive. It’s almost as if there’s a bit of a backlash…
It’s honestly difficult to find a positive angle anywhere to cover the Xbox One. Ummm… Forza was beautiful, Spark looked really clever and Sunset Overdrive looked very interesting.