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    Microsoft caught using PC's to showcase their Xbox games....again.

    They included an Xbox that wasn't even hooked up to try to cover it up.



    They didn't even update the drivers.




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    I really want the tools that they use to run this shit, I wouldn't even to buy an Xbone.

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    I'm assuming they did it this way to prevent people from exiting the game or changing any system settings on the Xbox. Demos usually run better on PCs no matter what system they're running on. Less issues to deal with since they would have to rewrite some of the xbox software to prevent demo users from changing stuff.

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    3:1 sales so now all the dirty tricks are coming out! They bought Tomb Raider 2 as a timed console exclusive title which is fu**ed up beyond belief!

    Quote Originally Posted by | ∞ | View Post
    I'm assuming they did it this way to prevent people from exiting the game or changing any system settings on the Xbox. Demos usually run better on PCs no matter what system they're running on. Less issues to deal with since they would have to rewrite some of the xbox software to prevent demo users from changing stuff.

    They have kiosk versions of their firmware designed specifically for these events, so the PC isn't needed at all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by | ∞ | View Post
    I'm assuming they did it this way to prevent people from exiting the game or changing any system settings on the Xbox. Demos usually run better on PCs no matter what system they're running on. Less issues to deal with since they would have to rewrite some of the xbox software to prevent demo users from changing stuff.
    That's the point though.

    They are running better than a Xbox One, but the demo is supposed to show what a Xbox One can do, not what their PC can do.

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    I don't think they were caught. I think they don't give a fuck and the people who play Xbox, don't care either. So it's really only a big deal to people who already don't play Xbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insane View Post
    I don't think they were caught. I think they don't give a fuck and the people who play Xbox, don't care either. So it's really only a big deal to people who already don't play Xbox.
    The fact that they went the length to conceal a PC beneath the cabinet, and actually display a running but unhooked Xbox means that they probably wanted people to believe the game was running off of it. If they truly didn't care they'd just put a PC in plain sight, just like that glass-cased paperweight, and run the demo for the gameplay. It's the 'Xbox Showcase' though, the game and its developer are old hat and irrelevant to the booth overall. The whole purpose is for Microsoft to slap down their console on a pedestal and sing 'Look what our system can do', when it's not even hooked up at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aborted View Post

    The fact that they went the length to conceal a PC beneath the cabinet, and actually display a running but unhooked Xbox means that they probably wanted people to believe the game was running off of it. If they truly didn't care they'd just slap down a PC in plain sight, just like that glass-cased paperweight, and run the demo for the gameplay. It's the 'Xbox Showcase' though, the game and its developer are old hat and irrelevant to the booth overall. The whole purpose is for Microsoft to slap down their console on a pedestal and sing 'Look what our system can do', when it's not even hooked up at all.
    Maybe, but I still think it doesn't faze Xbox fans one bit. It's embarrassing sure but they clearly didn't go to much length to conceal the fact they were running Windows.

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    So they are really making all the games we see to PC first?

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    Dam microsoft again tought they would get there shit together after the first time this happend at E3

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