Originally Posted by xbxofounder
June 19th, 2007 at 10:56 pm
Reading these posts is fun for me. As a long time MS employee, and founding Xbox member (no longer there), I shake my head at some of the crap I read. And just have to wonder who it is making these posts. I remember on XB1, we had team members whose job it was to constantly surf these kinds of sites and try to diffuse any critisism.
So I want everyone who reads these posts to know that some of the fan boys are xbox team members who are charged with monitoring and re-directing the talk on these sites. We used to laugh about it at meetings, how dumb you all are. I'm sure they still do. You can tell them by the turn of phrase they use, the TLAs they use, the posts they object to, the posts they make, etc. Its a many headed dragon
Now that I've broken radio silence, I'll try to point those kind folks out to you. How to spot them, questions to ask, syntax to look for, etc. So that you aren't fooled by some high powered MS butt hole with a sheet of talking points in front of him, with a report they have to produce daily.
My info is neither conjecture nor anecdote. I can tell you more about what happened there than anyone I've seen in my xbox posts surfing career. If you only knew what I know about 360 quality and reliability problems, your head would explode.
Virtually no one there is happy, except Todd's inner circle, and the problems are far larger than reported on any share so far. I've seen the data, heard the wails, and it ain't good. Every few months, I see someone from the team. They never fail to complain about what's going on, regarding the subjects on these posts. So MS knows, they just will not speak.
So for all of you idiots who say its not a big deal: just shut up. You don't know a gd thing. I've lived my life as an engineer standing up for quality, as the customer's rep. MS has completely biffed it.
And for only one reason. To beat Sony. In 98, Kutaragi said that game consoles would make windows irrelevant in the home, and that Sony PS would be the venue to do that. Bill got really pissed, and decided to do Xbox to stop him, at any cost. We're seeing that now. Any cost is pretty high, but MS can afford it with monopolist's profits.
That's why your consoles don't work. They don't have to. MS just needs to protect the Windows monopoly into the home space. They have an integration strategy, where a Windows PC is central. And all MS hw works together. Xbox XX is just a Trojan Horse.
Man up, and do what's right.