Xbox Live Booed Out At QuakeCon By PC Gamers

Xbox Live Achievement Wow, Microsoft just can’t seem to catch a break can they? The Micro ‘S’ has been on a huge upswing lately with trying to recover their image from the Hidenbox that Don Mattrick and crew crashed and burned over the public in 2013, but it looks like they still haven’t won back over some of the most core of the core gamers from within the gaming community, especially not in the deepest, darkest, inner circles of the Glorious PC Master Race.

To put this all into context: At this year’s QuakeCon Bethesda’s public relations front-man Pete Hines took to the stage during the opening presentation (and before they got around to showcasing Doom) to talk up some of the company’s deals and promotions happening in and around the QuakeCon weekend, including some great buys across all platforms and systems supporting Bethesda and id Software games. However, things took a vicious turn for the worst when the scrapping claws and jagged fangs of brand loyalty reared front and center at Hines once he mentioned the forbidden words at a PC-centric convention: Xbox Live.

Watch the video clip below, captured from the four hour live stream over on Bethesda’s Twitch channel

I don’t think there’s enough pepper to go along with that salt. It’s as if Lance Bass showed up to perform at a Justin Bieber concert, or Michael Bay was selected to direct a Simone de Beauvoir biopic and  the announcement was made at an annual feminist convention.

The mere mention of anything Microsoft-related at some of these events brings out the fanboyism like the Cold War brought out the best (and worst) in America and Russia’s patriotism.

Heck, it’s almost like Don Mattrick’s policies are trolling Phil Spencer from beyond his career grave at Microsoft.

For those of you who don’t remember, Microsoft was first booed off stage during the first live demonstration of the Xbox One exclusive Killer Instinct, as reported by Polygon.

This year, the Micro ‘S’ wasn’t received with as nearly the same amount of vitriolic hostility as they were in 2013… not at Evo anyway. This year, the company redeemed some face in the FGC thanks to a strong and budding community surrounding Double Helix’s only good game, Killer Instinct. Barring that one event where the Xbox One’s DRM reared its head during a Killer Instinct tournament late last year, as reported by VG 24/7, there haven’t been any other reported problems with the game or the system’s DRM.

At QuakeCon, it’s a whole other story. Hardcore PC Master Race members just don’t tolerate anything that isn’t a distribution platform operated and ran on their precious personal computer. GMG? Fine. Good Old Games? Perfect. GamersGate? Sure. Steam? All hail Gaben. Xbox Live? Boooooo!

(Updated: 7 August, 2014 @ 01:12:32)



  • kevin

    Here an idea MS buy Linux is bury in the bowels of Redmond and make sure you the only OS compatible to game . So as to tell all Mofo. to piss off.

  • GRIBBLE GRUNGER

    Lol, more like ps4 ponies pretending to be pc gamers

    • Agent_Blade

      Hey man be sure to grab some lube for that butthurt.

    • Im_On_a_Drug_Called_Charlie_Sh

      Yeah cause a bunch of PS4 gamers went to Quakecon just to boo Microsoft, you cant possibly be that dumb.

      • NeoMahi

        OR IS HE!?!?!

    • NeoMahi

      Oh gosh….. Here we go again. Some British moron pulling out the “Pony” insult. Guys, WOMEN LOVE PONIES! You want a chic to digg ya, get her a pony. Seriously, y’all over there need to learn how to throw an insult. Pathetic! Your empire crumbled a long time ago because you couldn’t keep it together. The world doesn’t pay any attention to you anymore. You’re run by royalty that has no power whateversoever except to declare war. But, they’re really just a puppet show sitting there drinking their tea and crumpet. And then we come along and blow your ship up. Come back when you’ve got something better than calling someone an animal. “SWINE-HUND!” Geez, I don’t think I’ll ever recover from that one….

    • Josh Lowes

      the word is bambi, noob

    • twinspectre

      if there’s was the PS4 it get booed too

      that’s because most of console gamers nowadays are fucking idiot dumb and without a fucking brain child #fact deal with it

  • Fahd Riaz Ali

    The xbox is done as a console and should be dissolved as a whole

    • Guy Brohski

      Yeah right, Xbox isn’t going anywhere. Besides, we need a great controller for PC’s, and Dualshock 4 isn’t it..

      • phar0ahad3

        you got like 8000 comments dude chill

      • Billy

        Gotta agree… Xbox has the best controllers, especially for PC games.

      • Im_On_a_Drug_Called_Charlie_Sh

        In your opinion anyway.

      • Billy

        You have to admit… it’s a very good opinion.

      • Fahd Riaz Ali

        keep telling yourself that xbot,how are dem sales?

      • Guy Brohski

        Not bad. The Xbox One is actually selling quicker than the Xbox360 had at this point in it’s life cycle. And the 360 was a success, soooo.

      • Arckanum

        Xbox has more features and is coming out with games that match resolution of the ps4, soon people will figure out they got poor value for their money and switch to Xbox One. The ps3 sales were poor when it came out and ended up doing just fine, try again troll.

  • Guy Brohski

    Halo 5 will make PS4 and PC cry so hard.

    • Kayoss860

      Wait, wait. I heard this somewhere before. “Titanfall is going to be a game changer for the Xbox one”. Lmao..

      • otherZinc

        @Kayoss860,

        TitanFall has outsold all PS4 exclusives by double:NPD. So settle down, enjoy no games.

        Most of all, TitanFall isn’t Halo & nothing on the PS4 is remotely close.

      • Agent_Blade

        Your comment was immediately invalid when you mentioned NPD. Dude you really should not have even replied to his comment Titanfall MAY have sold more copies then any exclusive on PS4 BUT that still didn’t help XB1 outsell PS4 now did it? NOPE! Titanfall was overly hyped and many hundreds of thousands of people know it.

      • Josh Lowes

        but you forgot about pc halfway through your arguement
        nobody around here gives any fucks whatsoever about ps4, let alone fucking xbox, i only clicked this because it said xbox was getting dissed and i love that shit

      • Agent_Blade

        Of course I didn’t mention PC. Nobody gives two shits about PC except Devs.

      • Not_true

        Comparing a game on 3 platforms to a game on 1?

      • ArabianKnight

        I heard that from a lot of Xbox fanboys, but there is no source, I can find, that tells me sales for JUST the Xbox One. Usually all sales reported for Titanfall are reported for PC, 360, and Xbox One. So, stop with the bullshit, it makes Xbox gamers look desperate.

      • demfax

        Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help. You are sick in the head and constantly lie to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

        Get mental help.

      • You are flat out wrong

        You Xbox rats got booed at the MGS5 stream at Gamescom when Snake was wearing the Xbone box too. Absolutely hilarious.

        No one likes any of you.

    • otherZinc

      @Guy Brohski,

      Exactly.

      And it’s going to start with The Halo Master Chief Collection November 11th 2014!

      • Agent_Blade

        Halo is just soooo tiring. Its really the only bread and butter game you guys have. Good luck with soooooo many better games coming to PC, PS4 and Wii U.

      • LOL

        Right… you keep saying that.

      • Matt

        The MCC collection is going to push a lot of consoles. Halo 2 is imprinted in a lot of heads as being the best in the series. The X1 controller is also one of the best feeling console controllers I’ve ever held.

      • Im_On_a_Drug_Called_Charlie_Sh

        No it wont push consoles at all, the people who are dumb enough to buy old rehashed milked IP like Halo already own xbone, it wont push console sales just like Titanfail didn’t push console sales.

      • Matt

        I don’t own an XB1 yet… I have no need for it considering there aren’t any games currently available for it that I want. You will be surprised when sales start boosting towards November.

        Like I said the controller is one of the best on the market and It’s majorly influenced my decision. The PS4′s felt cheap and stiff. Once GTA V comes out the real boom in sales will come for both consoles.

      • Arckanum

        Wii U…….hahaha what another Zelda game that people have played 15 years ago?

      • Im_On_a_Drug_Called_Charlie_Sh

        And end the very second Destiny comes out and will sell way more on PS4. Sad that you’re placing all your hopes and dreams on old milked IP but that is pretty typical of an xtot.

      • Not_true

        I hope you’re not talking about console sales.

      • k

        cause nothing says “must buy” like a collection of decade old games with a fresher coat of paint.

    • Jack Vazquez

      This is not about the games, but the service.
      Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live are not that great. PC for gaming has better services compared to XBL.

    • NeoMahi

      Until it’s just not profitable to keep it exclusive to Xbox One and they port it to PC. I bet it’ll happen.

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  • RealityCheck2013

    LoL:D Well done PC gamers :D

  • LOL

    Why exactly were PC gamers booing when Xbox Live came in because others were cheering for it? Are they mad that Xbox Live on PC is shutting down/or isn’t getting much support? Are they mad Microsoft hasn’t put much attention to the gaming section of PC? Are they mad Halo MC isn’t coming to PC? Where those PS gamers disguised as PC gamers?
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    “QuakeCon have always been about PC gaming so it’s understandable when someone appear to promote stuff that won’t appear on the PC will get no warm hugs and cheers. Consoles edged out the PC from E3 with the 360 and PS3 so seeing next gen console stuff on other PC-centric conventions is worrying.”

    • Not_true

      They think Games for Windows Live is crap. Which it was.

  • Dirkster_Dude

    The irony is people are booing the very company that created the platform that makes gaming affordable. Before Microsoft and Windows 95 most computers were sold with there own operating environments that had nothing to do with a unified architecture. They also made it affordable for the home user to purchase a PC with something other than DOS and Windows 3.x. Yes, Windows 3.x was sort of popular as a platform business model but it didn’t fire the imagination the way Windows 95 did.

    • http://mfdawes.com Mixel

      Err, before the pc was decent for games the Amiga and Atari ST were absolutely obliterating the competition. It was only the mid-nineties when the PC began to compete. They were both more affordable than a PC at the time.

      People don’t owe MS for pc gaming.. It would’ve happened on OS2 or BeOS or Linux (heh) or one of the other operating systems for x86 hardware if it wasn’t for them. In PPC land the Mac was doing ok too – Marathon and also Doom, etc. The market that developed around component competition was inevitable regardless of OS.. It would’ve played out differently and at a different pace, but some things may have even ended up better.. No way to know.

      • Dirkster_Dude

        Are you seriously attempting to compare the gaming volume on PCs in the fractured environment on the 70s and 80s? All you have to do is look at how well the dedicated consoles designed for gaming such as the Atari 2600 did compared to the PC during that time period. Oh, and it would never have happened on OS2 beyond something like Solitaire or maybe Mahjong because IBM strictly marketed it for business and wanted to sell it for a high price. That was 1 of the reasons Bill Gates left IBM to form Microsoft. He wanted an Operating System that could be put on any computer and THAT is what allows computers today to compete in the gaming arena. Without Bill Gates and Windows you would still be using quarters to play video games in an Arcade at the mall vs. being able to casually do it at home.

      • http://mfdawes.com Mixel

        Umm, the Amiga and ST were late 80s to mid 90s, and their games sold in great volumes. Gaming on computers was big outside of MS’s influence. Your history is bizarre. Apple2 and other old machines had tons of games before windows was even a thing.

        Most of today’s big game studios have roots in the 16bit home computer market as much if not more ban primarily the windows PC one.

        OS2 was differentiating itself from windows. It wouldn’t have needed to it there was no windows. Something would have filled that gap, whether it ended up being th Amiga maintaining its market or Apple taking more marketshare.

      • Dirkster_Dude

        The comparison of sales of games for the Amiga PC vs. the gaming consoles or arcades at the time was anemic in comparison. Windows is a unifying platform and that more than anything allows games to be played on different hardware, but the same software. Whether you want to admit it or not Microsoft changed the world and made PCs cheap enough to buy so every PC user became a potential gamer. OS/2 was crap because IBM wanted to charge a lot of money on dedicated hardware just like everyone else at the time and they marketed for business only. None of this happened right away, but is a fact that gaming today wouldn’t be what it is if Windows wasn’t around. You’re correct someone probably would have filled that gap, but Microsoft and Windows got there first. I find it ironic that the PC gaming public has such a selective memory and that they boo the people who made it possible for the games they play to surpass in quantity, quality, and variety of today’s consoles.

      • http://mfdawes.com Mixel

        Back in the day, Amiga games outsold their pc counterparts.. It’s very easy to imagine things having turned out a bit differently had Commodore not screwed everything up quite so drastically.

        I’m not belittling what MS have done though, they did a lot of good work on exactly what you describe. They used to be total douches when it came to competitive behaviour.. They’ve mellowed out now but I can understand people having some leftover resentment + All the recent Xbox 1 stuff.. It’s going to take a long time for them to restore their image. :/

        Agreed about console sales though, they always have outnumbered the computer ones outside of certain genres – and likely always will. I don’t credit all computer gaming’s success to MS though, we were doing happily without them anyway. http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/list.php :O

  • Dangerousjo 1985

    So!!. Who gives a f%&#% what PC old grandpas gamer’s think about xbl..

    • Not_true

      You

      • Dangerousjo 1985

        Actually I’m expressing how much I don’t. With the comment sir..

  • Jack Vazquez

    Because Xbox Live is not even that great as the other services on PC for gaming, except Games for Windows Live.

  • Matt

    Kinda ironic when they all go home to their windows PC.

  • Owl

    Only worth while games to play on PC are Eve Online and Counter-Strike. Quake is dead. Only worth while game on consoles is Halo. Hopefully Halo 5 is statement game by 343 and goes back to what Halo once stood for. Bungie ruined the series with Halo: Reach and 343 continued their path in Halo 4. But Halo 5 will be different, mark my words. BTW, I got a PS4 for Killzone at launch because I was bored. The weakest community I have ever experienced. The game was dead a week after launch. Barely over a hundred people playing at a time now.

    • Matt

      Killzone has always been a boring series. I’m not holding my breath for Halo 5… I don’t think 343 can keep the story going without a reboot. Halo is due for a reboot… cut out the prophets and the religious tone… keep Halo as a weapon without the forerunner back story and make elites more menacing and cut throat while getting rid of brutes.

  • Im_On_a_Drug_Called_Charlie_Sh

    I’m all for the xbox hate but aren’t most of these PC guys running PC’s that are using a Microsoft OS and Microsoft tech to run their games, seems a little strange to be booing but like I said feel free to hate on everything xbox if you like.

    • Josh Lowes

      we dont hate microsoft, we just dont like fuckin consoles

      • Josh Lowes

        also most pc master racers seem to use all kinds of crazy linux mods, but for those who dont know how yet, we use windows.

  • NeoMahi

    Same thing happened–I think in Europe or it may have been the States–in which a contest happened and when the prize was announced it was the same reaction. Uh… OH! Here it is:

    The prize was Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360. Same idea.

    • Billy

      Hahahaha… wow, awesome. Thanks for sharing that man.

  • Sand Ripper

    PC gamers would love Xbox Live if they got Steam trading cards and Team Fortress hats for using it.

    • Clok1966

      untrue, I would love it if they allowed a Mouse Keyboard for FPS and i didn’t hear a racial slur or offensive 10 year old who cant figure out the same insult every 3 seconds is silly. Sorry, some of the games are good, but the user base acts like 7 years olds who heard their first fart joke.

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