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Xbox Live? Don't make me laugh
December 31, 2005

So I live in Japan, have an Xbox 360, and I surf the net... fuck you Microsoft! It seems like every other week I hear about some new demo that gets distributed on Xbox Live in the US, and even though it's meant to be a universal service, that shit's not available over here.

You can't tell me Japanese gamers aren't interested in downloading new demos. We've got broadband a damn side faster than anything the US has to offer, so why no love for us? Maybe someone, somewhere thought that games like Quake 4 or Condemed don' appeal to this region. In response to that however, I'd say how do you know until you've bloody tried? Those demos are now doing the rounds overseas, yet here when I look at my "New Download" list, all I've got are 2 Perfect Dark Zero icon packs. Whoopdefuckndoo.

OK, so I'm hardly the brightest spark in the engine, I'll admit that. It just seems to me that if you have a service like Xbox Live, then as a company Microsoft would do well to use it. One could judge how receptive the Japanese are to these foreign games by releasing their demos right across the network, then schedule the release dates based on the number of region specific downloads it gets. Better still, they could implement some sort of feedback/rating option which might give a clearer picture of what gamers thought of the release.

But maybe that's too obvious.

I'm sorry if this sounds like my usual anti-Microsoft Japan rant, but for God's sake people, they need to start using their fucking brains. It's almost like they don' give three turds what happens to this region, and all the good stuff they promised us in the lead up to the system's launch was bullshit and lip service.

Once more with feeling now then, Fuck You!

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