Microsoft Twitter-Zings Activision Over PC Gaming

Andy Chalk

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Microsoft Twitter-Zings Activision Over PC Gaming


The Games for Windows [http://www.gamesforwindows.com/] guys unleashed a wicked Twitter zing at Activision over Bobby Kotick's claim that the publisher wants to "aggressively support" efforts to bring "gamer friendly" PCs into the living room.

Financial Times [http://www.microsoft.com] last week that his company plans to "aggressively support" efforts by HP and Dell to connect PCs to televisions in order to break the "walled gardens" created by game consoles.

"Acti supports PC gaming?" came the quick-witted response on the official Games for Windows Twitter [http://twitter.com/WindowsGamer/status/17813377010] blog. "Is it April already?"

Cute and pointed without being overly harsh, but as embarrassing irrelevance [http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/07/06/games-for-windows-takes-pop-at-activision/].

Nice zinger, though.


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Woodsey

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I guess this means that the guys over at GfW think they're doing a good job then.

Morons.
 

Jack and Calumon

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That's cool and all, but why am I seeing a super mutant's head explode? I'd prefer to see Soap's Head explode, which would make sense.

Also, Master Chief hitting someone. He looks good when he does that.

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I really want GFWL to start kicking off already... streamline the client, add cross platform party support, get a good list of games and developers signed on then you're ready to go and my GFWL client won't sit there with 3 games overall.
 

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ive lost all hope for microsoft. after the kinect announcement and the frustratingly dim points system on xbox live, im kinda hoping the xbox franchise will be handed off to a company that takes advice and doesnt have their head stuck up their asses 24/7. so it really comes as no surprise that they are drawing attention by zinging a successful and large company.
 

DaxStrife

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So Microsoft sounds like it wants to support the PC, but forgot it needs to publish playable games first. ;-)
 

Loonerinoes

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So...Activision is pro-PC too? Don't I recall them being pro-PS3 as well recently? Or was that someone else?

At this point it sounds almost as if they're turning into their own version of yes-men.

EDIT: Bah...apparently I added to the rumor-machine. :p Nah, they were dissapointed in PS3 (or at least Bobby Kotick was) and now it seems they want to latch onto Microsoft and they're saying in a smug high-school girl kinda way 'Pschhhh as iiiif!"
 

Pendragon9

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Microsoft zings Activision?

Obviously a hint to their new game "Insult Master"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6xCtNZMAnU&feature=related
 

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Well if they are going to start a fight over who "wins" us, I'd prefer it to be Microsoft. We know how they will screw us over, Acti will most likely do it in new and evil ways that would make Ubi jealous.
 

Nimbus

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Andy Chalk said:
Activision has put out a very respectable catalog of PC games in the past few years,
Those typically horrible console ports barely qualify as games, and could hardly be called "respectable".
 

Andy Chalk

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Bunch of hypocrites. Activision hasn't really brought out respectable ports towards the PC. So liek, no. No No NO. Both parties are just wrong.

Games for Windows suck and is just crusty old shaait. Activision remains someone I boycot 'till the end of time until something remarkable happens.

Kane & Lynch aren't high profile games, just saying, can't see you bothered using that to prove your point.
 

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Andy Chalk said:
Cute and pointed without being overly harsh, but as embarrassing irrelevance [http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/07/06/games-for-windows-takes-pop-at-activision/].
Too bad Activision/Infinity Ward shot down their own credibility by making Modern Warfare 2 one of the biggest disgraces in PC gaming by essentially turning it into a "walled garden".

Microsoft may not be much better, but it is a fitting response regardless.