Computer software giant Microsoft has been largely known for the large number of bugs in its applications. The company has a history of releasing and recalling its operating systems, applications etc. The latest spoof has happened in the Gaming arena. XBox gamers have been complaining for a long time about the bugs, crashes and other problems they are experiencing while playing on their Xbox console.
Finally after a long time Microsoft has broken its silence and come out to admit that there have been mistakes. In a written statement the company said:
there are some known issues with the downloadable games including choppy visuals, lack of additional content, and even system crashing.
This comes just a day after confirming downloadable Xbox games for 360. On the other hand the official gaming website of Microsoft Xbox.com says:
there are also some issues unique to specific game titles, such as frame rate drops in Halo and Fuzion Frenzy, minor flickering in Crimson Skies, random bursts of audio static and texture issues on Fable, and lack of 720p support for Psychonauts.
Scheduled for release on December 4, Xbox Originals come bundled with the upcoming Xbox 360 which is also slated to happen on the same day. Original games cost $15 (1200 MS points). Additionally, Xbox Live (which turns five on Thursday) surpassed the 8 million member mark — the most of any online console community.
Happy with the maximum number of gamers on its platform, jubilant Microsoft is offering a free Xbox Live Arcade download between 12:01 a.m. PST on November 15 and 11:59 p.m. PST on November 16. Apart from these benefits, every active member who joined the service in 2002 will receive 500 MS Points for free.
Are all these sops and benefits aimed at pacifying irate gamers who are tired of bugs and crashes on Xbox and contemplating to move to other platforms? Whatever it is the consumer gets good benefits. But biggies like Microsoft should not understimate the power of the consumer. He who can make, can break too.