Advocate, I hate MS as much as I hate Sony but for different reasons, dont give me that typical corporate spin "If it werent for corporation X,Y,Z..."
Because its bullshit! The only thing that forders progress is competition. Unfortunately with the Xbox (just like with every single other MS product) this is exactly what this greedy corporation is trying to destroy.
Im not going to list the countless references here because I dont have the time, but if you dont believe me ask any honest IT analyst.
And Im not even touching the subject of PC and PC gaming in general. The underhanded moves this corporation (as well as SONY) have pulled have left the industry in ruins.
You do of course realize that Sony played the same trick two generations of consoles ago, right? So calling out microsoft today and making Sony the unsung hero is highly ironic.
Sony stamped out Sega and Nintendo hard with the Playstation and exclusivity. That continued onto the Playstation 2 but was met with the original Xbox. No denying the PS2 was the better in that case. Sega pulled out of hardware and Nintendo pulled off a miracle with the Wii. It was highly publicized that this would be Nintendo's last foray into a home console should it be as successful as the Gamecube.
Don't blame Microsoft for bad business practices, they're doing the same thing Sony is but they're just doing it better this time around.
And villifying the company responsible for computers as we know it for no reason other than the blanket excuse of corporate greed is silly at best. What corporation ISN'T greedy? People go into business to make money, and when they're good at it they're labeled as greedy.
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