09-14-2014 06:34 PM
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  1. LastBattle's Avatar
    Came across this post on TechCrunch by Josh Constine (@joshconstine).

    This guy's smoking weed?
    I've been to one of the Hackaton in my country and Josh Constine was one of the judges, and yes. This post simply validates his behavior. He hates Windows to the core, to the point where he simply have everything to complain about my work because the app I wrote for is Windows Phone.

    I've just unsubscribed TechCrunch from my reading list.

    Hey Microsoft, Acquiring A Hit Game Like Minecraft Is Stupid
    Hey Microsoft, Acquiring A Hit Game Like Minecraft Is Stupid | TechCrunch

    players will eventually move on from Minecraft, and I doubt anyone is going to buy a dopey Windows Phone just to play a slightly different version of the pixelated sandbox game.
    And I’m sorry, Microsoft, but no one is going to ditch all their other apps and Androids or iPhones for a laughable Windows Phone just to play some special version of Minecraft
    You know what is cool? Minecraft. You know what’s an easy way to change that? Have one of the lamest, old-man corporations buy it.
    Not just because it could be dumb for Microsoft, but for the sake of the children.
    On top of that, he contradicts here and there by telling you how acquisition of game companies will fail such as Rovio (50% decrease in revenue), King's IPO, etc. Then he ends off by the following:
    Minecraft has some characteristics that make it a slightly less risky acquisition than some hit games. It’s like a digital Lego set rather than a game with a linear narrative, so it has more opportunity for experimentation and replay value. It began as a desktop game, so it has considerably more depth built in than most mobile-first games. It’s spawned a community of creators that keep kids tuned in. And its iconic pixelated aesthetic powers a strong physical merchandise business.

    It has opportunities for growth, too, especially if Mojang can morph Minecraft into more of a massively multiplayer game. A built-in Twitch-style video sharing feature could also extend its shelf life and keep players engaged longer
    09-13-2014 06:33 PM
  2. OwenDL's Avatar
    Does he even have any basis for this seeming-undeserved hate of Microsoft?

    Based off of the quotes you used, I'm guessing he's never used a Windows phone, never will, but will always enjoy spewing negativity about them. I know Microsoft hasn't been the best in some ways, but neither have Apple and Google.

    I honestly don't understand, and pity someone like this. Needless to say he's missing out on certain Microsoft services..
    09-13-2014 07:13 PM
  3. LockOnTech's Avatar
    Nothing better to do in this professional life than to talk negative things for something he may or may not have tried. It is best to just ignore and move on, it just wastes time and energy for no purpose.
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-13-2014 09:13 PM
  4. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    Good grief. It's one thing to be biased toward a particular platform but this is outright hatred for no reason at all. And here I thought The Verge was bad. I'll be sure not to be reading TechCrunch, at least as long this Josh Constine works for them.
    Guytronic likes this.
    09-13-2014 09:38 PM
  5. Visa Declined's Avatar
    Here he is.

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    09-13-2014 10:31 PM
  6. teckris's Avatar
    From his words i cant even feel he is Fanboy or something. Just hatred!!
    May be he was bitten by MS!
    09-13-2014 10:33 PM
  7. Jas00555's Avatar
    Honestly, TechCrunch in general just seems anti-Microsoft.

    Remember this gem?

    In Dumbest Possible Launch, Instagrams Windows Phone App Leaves Out (Or Hides, Actually) The Photo Taking | TechCrunch


    But really... dopey Windows Phone? These people seem to want to be journalists when it makes them sound good, but when you point out how they're being unprofessional, they're suddenly "just bloggers".
    09-13-2014 10:35 PM
  8. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Honestly, TechCrunch in general just seems anti-Microsoft.

    Remember this gem?

    In Dumbest Possible Launch, Instagram’s Windows Phone App Leaves Out (Or Hides, Actually) The Photo Taking | TechCrunch


    But really... dopey Windows Phone? These people seem to want to be journalists when it makes them sound good, but when you point out how they're being unprofessional, they're suddenly "just bloggers".
    Well most iphone fanatics I know swear by techcrunch hence why I call them "fanatics", the term isheep doesn't cut the mustard for these types of people . Here is one sweet example "it is not wireless charging because you have to charge it using a wire", referring to the DC-50 - Nokia's portable qi wireless charging plate. Yet this nut carries around a portable powerbank (this one: Tecknet iEP1000 to keep his iphone topped up). After a guys night out, it mysteriously disappeared so next one I buy I'm going to superglue a mini treasure tag on it lol.
    09-13-2014 10:54 PM
  9. Guytronic's Avatar
    No fun reading consistent beating of the brow negative foundless rants.

    I pretty much get all my tech news from MN anyway.
    To me it's much more enjoyable to read from thoughtful professionals than "poke and jab" writers that could really care less.
    I would distrust any writer who is focused on an agenda vs. writing that elevates all points in a fair manner.

    The comments below the blog were good too...
    09-13-2014 11:06 PM
  10. doob9911's Avatar
    Don't worry. WP will be second mobile os in the world. It's a matter of time. USA does not mean world.
    09-13-2014 11:33 PM
  11. Ed Boland's Avatar
    "Dopey Windows Phone"? Did anyone see the picture of him above?
    09-13-2014 11:35 PM
  12. OwenDL's Avatar
    So he's complaining because you have to charge the charger with a wire. Whereas with what he uses he's got to charge it with a wire, then plug his phone into it using a device cable.. Correct?

    He's got me confused, that's for sure!

    I had a suspicion he would be surrounded by Apple products before I even got through half the post; the picture only helped.
    09-14-2014 12:25 AM
  13. snowmutt's Avatar
    The Purchase of that gaming studio makes sense for MS on so many levels. Gaming is the window (get it?? WINDOW?? I crack myself up!!) to get younger users to relate to MS. It is why the development of the XBOX was so stinking important at the time and is still so important. Microsoft has an image problem that is 75% their own fault. They need younger consumers and developers to grow not only their mobile brand, but all their cload based services and hold their lead in all their other divisions.

    This "tech-writer" is looking at the enterprise sector through one narrow lens. MS is a decade down the line monolith that is trying to be a leader in multiple industries into the 2020s.

    I know who I would place my money on.
    09-14-2014 12:49 AM
  14. bilzkh's Avatar
    My general response to such Microsoft haters.

    http://cdn.meme.li/instances/500x/54321910.jpg
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-14-2014 02:31 AM
  15. teckris's Avatar
    I know who I would place my money on.
    Its good to see Your Signature matching with words!! Just kidding. MS will do its magic, it will definitely get its 2nd place or first :)
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-14-2014 02:36 AM
  16. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Linus Sebastian is another such "reviewer" who cant review windows phone without bias and has vague opinions
    i guess such reviewers are hardcore fanatics(not fanboy because fanatic is an extreme form)
    Last edited by Karthik Naik; 09-14-2014 at 04:23 AM.
    09-14-2014 03:49 AM
  17. techiez's Avatar
    we shd troll him on his twitter handle
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    09-14-2014 04:09 AM
  18. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Came across this post on TechCrunch by Josh Constine (@joshconstine).

    This guy's smoking weed?
    I've been to one of the Hackaton in my country and Josh Constine was one of the judges, and yes. This post simply validates his behavior. He hates Windows to the core, to the point where he simply have everything to complain about my work because the app I wrote for is Windows Phone.

    I've just unsubscribed TechCrunch from my reading list.

    Hey Microsoft, Acquiring A Hit Game Like Minecraft Is Stupid
    Hey Microsoft, Acquiring A Hit Game Like Minecraft Is Stupid | TechCrunch









    On top of that, he contradicts here and there by telling you how acquisition of game companies will fail such as Rovio (50% decrease in revenue), King's IPO, etc. Then he ends off by the following:
    I came across this article while swiping away in my Feedly news feed, didn't read it before though.

    This guy clearly has some issues with Windows Phone.

    Unsubbed.

    Thanks for the revelation OP.

    Linus Sebastian is another such "reviewer" who cant review windows phone without bias and has vague opinions
    i guess such reviewers are hardcore fanatics(not fanboy because fanatic is an extreme form)
    Linus holds zero relevance here. He reviews products he didn't diss Microsoft purchasing Minecraft with such a biased behavior.

    And he's not a fanboy, nor a fantic nor biased. Oh and most important, he's not relevant here.
    09-14-2014 08:18 AM
  19. Dratwister's Avatar
    Guys... guys... seriously, this's what internet news nowaday. Giving out blatant and stupid, biased article to gain view. They do this because they know heartly that people will bash them, link their articles everywhere and gain view from that. And they'll keep doing this because we'll keep doing that.
    If you faced some plain stupid article this this one, just ignore it, don't comment or anything, just look at it like you look at a pile of final results from digest system.
    09-14-2014 08:55 AM
  20. crystal_planet's Avatar
    Tech Crunch is the "Weekly World News" of tech sites. They were the same site that did a review of the Surface when it first came out and ended the review with a picture of the tablet in a waste paper bin.

    C'mon. Any review that uses the word "dopey" has absolutely no credibility whatsoever.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    09-14-2014 10:00 AM
  21. Jorge Holguin's Avatar
    You punched me ahead on this one; I was just about to write about this. But I am glad to see it here. It is obviously a fan-boy[baby] rant. But you know what's amazing: The comment session, I am really surprise how people reacted to this silly & stupid rant. I read above 60 comments and just one was kind of agreeing with the author, even people that don't use MS' suites are defending and FINALLY seeing the hatred & bias those blogs have against MS.

    This is what I believe; anything they see it can benefit MS they hate it. The only way they will be happy is when MS stop existing but I have bad news for them it ain't gonna happen; MS does not posses the same power it had in the 90s but is among the leaders in tech company around the globe, the only place MS is having a challenge is in the WP division, yes PS4 is out selling the Xbox One but the Xbox One is doing just fine and now that the console will be in 25 new countries including China its future is bright.
    Karthik Naik and James8561 like this.
    09-14-2014 10:02 AM
  22. Draganta's Avatar
    Lol, it is so weird, what some people do for attention.
    09-14-2014 10:31 AM
  23. EC Translating Services's Avatar
    The first two points make plain sense. The rest is free hatred in sarcasm sauce he could have saved. However, it's true that Microsoft behaves like a company of old men who are detached from reality.
    This doesn't mean i agree with Techcrunch. Whatever reasons he has, he's shooting free hatred. Don't worry, anyone with a few neurons left in his brain will not take him seriously. The negativity is too visible.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    09-14-2014 10:48 AM
  24. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    I came across this article while swiping away in my Feedly news feed, didn't read it before though.

    This guy clearly has some issues with Windows Phone.

    Unsubbed.

    Thanks for the revelation OP.



    Linus holds zero relevance here. He reviews products he didn't diss Microsoft purchasing Minecraft with such a biased behavior.

    And he's not a fanboy, nor a fantic nor biased. Oh and most important, he's not relevant here.
    ^^ not true
    dude you dont need to go about defending Linus Sebastian,android.tech crunch left right and centre in every thread

    everyone else-
    "i think he is right about this,but he was biased and negative about that"

    you-
    "he is 100% right and shouldnt be questioned"

    well guess i dont believe in these sidee reviewers and journalists,follow yourself not some biased , negative people off the internet who cannot appreciate stuff
    only mobile nations and pocketnow are trustworthy and unbiased and take geniune effort

    the same way techcrunch can "diss" microsoft,Linus reviewed windows stuff in the same way
    see both their "works of art" and compare,same criticism ,hatred,vagueness
    Linus and tech crunch's recent stuff proves they are fanatic , biased and extremely negative
    09-14-2014 01:40 PM
  25. Muessig's Avatar
    I can't help but feel that the tech-blogger (come on, he's not a writer with an article like that), is getting exactly what he wants by having threads and discussions based around this.
    09-14-2014 02:11 PM
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