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..is the best medicine.
I don't think Microsoft nor Sony should pay for early or exclusive things. Were all GAMERS and should have the same things. Look, On Call of Duty games 360 gets tha map packs early, and that burns my Ba**s, but like gamemk said: "Money Talks" and everyone falls for money.
Last edited by Jade; 04-03-2011 at 11:07 AM. Reason: double post
Actually, Playstation 3 and PSN have Mortal Kombat II, not UMK3. I believe that the only reason that XBL no longer has UMK3 is because Midway owned the publishing rights to it during the company's dissolve. To avoid legal issues, the XBL UMK3 was removed and online support disabled. It really had nothing to do with Boon or NRS, but actually was Midway's fault. I'm sure WB will work up something for us as soon as the dust settles for all the Mortal Kombat rights and privileges.
Mortal Kombat pre-order numbers
PS3 - 19,370
XBOX - 15,308
Last edited by Jade; 04-03-2011 at 11:07 AM. Reason: double post
Sadly, the Xbox pre-orders would probably be much higher in numbers had the demo been released already. Which must mean Sony paid A LOT of money for the demo exclusivity.
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Thinking that because you pay for Live means you should get exclusive access to things first makes me laugh. Microsoft are the ones that decide to charge for their online service. Publishers shouldn't be obligated to cater to Xbox users because Microsoft wants to make more money from their customers. The two things share no relation whatsoever.
Not sure if I misread your argument however the lack of demo/exclusive is because Microsoft didn't strike a deal with WB rather than NRS because from what I think I know NRS only make the game/content while WB take care of the marketing. So it isn't really down to whether you pay for Xbox Live or not, Microsoft still need to reach out to game developers to get access to exclusive content or just things ahead of competitors which in this case I'm assuming they didn't do. Anyhow i sympathize with Xbox users, we are all MK Fans but don't worry though not long now till the full game
Business is business, Fallout is my second favorite franchise after MK and it was annoying as hell waiting for the DLC's A YEAR after Xbox users... =/
I imagine that the beef is definitely with Microsoft and they're failure to care about its users. It seems like Microsoft didn't even try to offer NRS and WB anything for some kind of exclusive content and just let Sony walk away with the awesomeness. I'm not too irked at not getting the demo on the 360, since I borrowed a friend's PS3 to try it out. It really wasn't that impressive [the demo, not the gameplay] and 360 didn't really miss much with it. To me, however, it seems like Microsoft is happy where it's at being the leader in FPS's and aren't interested in the fighting game scene, so they didn't pay much attention to MK. But who knows, right? It could have been a huge shit storm between WB, Microsoft, and Sony over this, but without any official information it's pretty much shooting in the dark.
It would have been to hear something from the guys upstairs about what was going on with all that. Especially since NRS wouldn't just come out and say, "No demo for 360". Had there been, I would have been more than willing to accept a Gold release on the 15th and a Silver release a week later, like most anticipated games are.
I'm frustrated with the lack of information more than anything. Even a message would have sufficed. But they never denied it and even halfway hinted that the 360 demo would come out soon. Boon was asked on Twitter when the demo was coming and he said he didn't know, so, to me, that points the problem to Microsoft. I think that cements the point of they are happy where they're at.
tl;dr: Microsoft is happy where it's at and didn't bring anything to the table to acquire a Mortal Kombat exclusive. Though, unless someone official comes out and says what happened it's all guesswork.
Last edited by Strangea; 04-03-2011 at 05:16 AM. Reason: Team Redundacy Team
Yes, its not fair, but Ed says that xbox owners will not feel left out when the xbox exclusive kontent is revealed.
Not the best post to introduce myself, but hello TRMK kommunity! On this subject I just wanted to say that I think it is great that the PS3 is finally getting a little bit of love. Not that I think that the 360 doesn't deserve an exclusive kharacter or demo access. In fact I'm quite sad you guys haven't got the demo.
But, I'm tired of 360 exclusive or early demos and dlc. Street Fighter 2 hd remix, the demo was exclusive to 360. Dead Rising 2: Case Zero and Case West, exclusive to 360. Anime movie and live action movie for Super Street Fighter 4 and Dead Rising 2 Collector's Editions, 360 only.
Call of Dirty (phone auto correct did that instead of Duty, I'm leaving it, lol) map packs have all had early or exclusive DLC long before the PS3. Crysis 2 multiplayer demo, 360. Fallout 3 and Grand Theft Auto IV had exclusive 360 DLC (PC doesn't count since its linked to Microsoft Live) until the Game of the Year/Complete editions came out. And it looks like New Vegas and Homefront are set down the same path, early or exclusive DLC.
I think I've made my point, correct? And I'll say again I want 360 to have the demo because I want this game to sell really well so we get an amazing DLC and support. But I'm not sad that the PS3 is getting a little love.
Last edited by BeyondSpectrality; 04-03-2011 at 10:56 AM.
dude im done waiting for that d*** demo, NRS just simply hates xbox i mean thats just it no matter what they try to say it comes down to the fact the playstation gets s*** on a silver plate while the xbox got a middle finger, i dont care anymore because i came to realize this. the most infuriating part about this is you have all the try-hard playstation fans throwing it in the xbox users face for no reason? when did the xbox users throw the crysis 2 demo in your face? the ballad of gay tony and the lost and damned? i dont recall and i doubt it ever happened, then they get all upset wondering why we get this stuff, well the only way to look at it is we give microsoft our money, then they give OUR money to the big game companies who give the xbox exclusive stuff, in all respect the xbox deserves more exclusive content than the ps3 and thats just a fact. the xbox rakes in more money than sony and thats also a fact, not to mention microsoft making money of computers and software, but still they have our money and they use it well
like i said im done wait with my hand in a** waiting for the demo, i mean if NRS diddnt spend 6 months making sure the playstation was happy while doing something for the xbox we could have seen something by now
On another note, I wouldn't blame NRS for this. I would blame MS, WB, or hackers. There's a lot of work that goes into posting a demo outside of the development studio. WB could have struck a deal with Sony because of Kratos or other unknown dealings. WB could be scared after the PS3 hacker debacle. Or there could be some issue on MS's end, like the content of the demo. It is rated Mature, but can be downloaded by anyone who knows how.
So maybe MS doesn't want mothers and/or christians of the world coming down on them for allowing their 9 year old to play such a graphic demo. Anyone think of those things?
And maybe NRS' tongue is tied about the reasons why its not out and that's why there has been a lack of communication between them and fans about it.
P.S. To ToonSxO: I was not trying to bash 360 users or cry or flaunt anything in their/your faces. I was just expressing the fact that I am happy that the PS3 is getting a bit of needed love. I am however un-happy that you guys are stuck in the wind right now. But don't immediately blame NRS, there are many more factors than just them.
Last edited by BeyondSpectrality; 04-03-2011 at 10:41 AM.
I think MS didn't care enough to strike a deal. They only want FPS games.
Looks like thats going to bite them in the ass, more people have pre-ordered the game on PS3 than 360.
Oh well I guess, as long as they both come out on the same day.
I still think content could be a factor.
I mean no disrespect when I say this but your post just comes off to me as one big long whine. Its business, Sony took advantage of it with WB, its how the cookie crumbles, nothing and I mean NOTHING in life is fair.
Honestly I think there are more Ps3 users that are MK fans than xbox. Majority of 360 users are playing online shooters like halo, gears, and CoD, while Ps3 users seem to be more interested in offline singleplayer games like MGS or Uncharted. Also the Ps3 has the bigger fanbase when it comes to fighters. What I'm trying to say is I think MK is a better fit for the ps3 market than the 360 and thats possibly a reason ps3 users are getting all the love. Either way the 360 version of the game looks outstanding so you guys don't have to worry about getting a shitty port. I think we should all just be happy both consoles are getting a quality MK game at the same time.
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