Microsoft tells us why we game

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While scouring Neogaf for some entertaining news this morning I found a thread which seems to have unearthed a new campaign Microsoft is planning on releasing.

It’s all around the hashtag #WhyIGame and goes on to show us how Microsoft and the Xbox One has the best exclusives of the year, biggest blockbusters and the best catalogue. Obviously this is entirely subjective but it does a decent job of showcasing how large the Xbox One library is at the moment and goes a long way to prove that no one can say there isn’t anything to play on the Xbox One yet.

Granted most of these games are available on the PS4 so think of this as more a reason for you to jump into the current gen on whatever platform floats your boat. First up the Microsoft Exclusives you can play before the end of 2014.

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Personally I’m slowly getting excited for Sunset Overdrive, Titanfall was fun but I’m totally over that and the only reason I’m keen on Halo is to get into the Halo Guardian multiplayer beta.

Next up we have the biggest blockbusters.

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This is where I get excited. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Dragon Age. Now that’s a list for the rest of the year – not to mention that the sporting titles like FIFA, Madden and NFL will all be better on the current gen.

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And the library, the place we stick our noses into to find some good deals.


Diablo, Battlefield 4, Disney Infinity, Thief, Killer Instinct, Alien Isolation and many many more. So if you’re unsure of whether there are enough games to justify getting yourself a PS4 or Xbox One hopefully this helps change your mind. You really need to enter the new generation. Come on in,  the water’s great.

Last Updated: October 9, 2014

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • ReaperOfSquirrels

    Not planning to release… they tweeted that first pic last night. Not sure I want to know where they’re going with that.

  • Captain JJ Underleyened

    They had me at Forza.
    But Titanfall is really not something to boast about.

    • Hammersteyn

      Flou tee water

      • DrKiller

        Dis eers more Afrikaans Vrydag 😉

        • Hammersteyn


  • Brady miaau


    The water is always great for those that are already one.

  • Hammersteyn

    “…Focused on the quality of its games and the commitment to listening to users…” Listening, yeah they eventually listened alright.

    • FoxOneZA

      That’s what Kinect’s for.

      • Hammersteyn

        Thank heavens that tumor has been cut out. MS is losing a bundle on the botched Kinect I bet.

        • But, with its option-out, a new batch of problems has surfaced.

          For instance; I got the Xbox One sans Kinect and this evening, I will be setting up my 3rd XB1…in 10 days O_O

          Hopefully, 3rd time’s a charm.

          • Hammersteyn

            Good luck.

      • Hammersteyn

        Kinect listened too well. (bad language)

        • FoxOneZA


  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    If Destiny can rake in half a billion in 24 hours then Microsoft know for certain that that work can be a huge success for the new HALO.
    They always wanted 24/7 DRM now they can use that work model with no more scorn from gamers.
    Also keep the single player portion on-line only and not spend so much budget on a narrative that makes sense.

    You vote with your wallet. Also expect Ubisoft games to all be subpar next gen with 900p 30fps and always on-line.


  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew


    Love how the Forza one says “1000 player car clubs”. Low shot at DriveClub perhaps? Huehuehuehue

    • FoxOneZA

      LOL! Forza was doing car clubs before Drive Clubs inception 😛

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        I know that. But it’s just funny that they specifically pointed it out. I lol’d a bit

  • FoxOneZA

    Titanfall is available digitally from XBL. Heard good things from those that already bought it.

    I just want Forza Horizon 2 and MCC. Those 2 games will never get old.

  • FoxOneZA

    MS should have just ran with this instead. It’s less confusing 😛

    • L337J1MB0B

      Shame I see you’re still feeling butthurt seeing as the PS4 destroyed X1 yet again for another month, despite tier-whatever launching, price drop, and whatever other desperate attempts MS made. Give it 12 months and the X1 install base will be so low compared to PS4 that Forza will probably go multiplat.

      • JHN

        If that happens it will be the worst possible outcome for gamers, if there is no competition we will get served sub par sht constantly.

        • L337J1MB0B

          At least we won’t have DRM shoved down our throats.

          • JHN

            ok so we are willing to play crap games as long as there is no DRM, same sentiment as ill play a crap game as long as its 1080p 60fps.

          • L337J1MB0B

            Dude, I don’t want MS to be destroyed, I really don’t. Competition is good and all that jazz. I’m just amazed that Xbox guys will continue to drop bitchy snide remarks even though PS4 is clearly the console of choice this generation. Maybe they feel like they’re backed into a corner and have to fight.

          • JHN

            On that we can agree,

          • Ryanza

            I want Microsoft to be destroyed. The way they focused on full hardcore DRM for their console. That Xbox One needs to burn.

            If Xbox One fails it doesn’t mean that PS will not have competition. All it means is that someone new will take it’s place.

            Next generation PS is going to mention DRM. MS is going to mention DRM. And then everyone is fucked. The gaming industry is fucked.
            Too me it looks like we do need someone new in the console market.

      • FoxOneZA

        Like the excess of words in your reply, Quality > Quantity.

        • L337J1MB0B

          If you really believed that you wouldn’t be trolling Sony on the interwebs.

    • Hammersteyn


  • Ryanza

    Don’t fall for it. It’s a trap. Hear my warming. The Switch will return.

    You can just flip a switch to turn on DRM. The console was built around it.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Indeed ol’ sauce. The DRM switch will return!

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    In the absence of favourable sales, we get bullshit stats from Microsoft. Oh yeah bitches.. .10 000 000 000 0000 zombies killed. Whoo whoooo whoooo.

    • Hammersteyn

      Looking at all the zeros I bet Geoff helped with the counting

  • Jivesh Hanoomaun

    Forza Horizon 2, thank gawd it’s releasing on the 360.

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