Originally Posted by HaCkY
My thought exactly. This interview make me think more negative about the company and X1.
In Angry Joe interview he dodge question all the time and when he took the mic from Joe and ask "Are you one of the development team?" I was like ***? and then he said "I think it's a little bold of you to say it's simple." It's very hard task to give people a choice, I guess.
Anyone who has ever programmed can tell you that something sounding simple and being simple are not connected. Some of the easiest methods I know are the hardest to explain and vis versa.
It's cringeworthy anytime someone with zero knowledge of the code (and typically coding in general) comments on the complexity/ease of something. If nothing else, there are a lot of man hours that would need to be used to test it.
The two questions Joe got schooled on, the "wouldn't it be simple..." and the "there's an EU law..." were two questions that Joe was woefully unqualified to ask. By the very nature of how he worded them they came across as insinuating incompetence, so yeah, MN got a little aggressive about it. PR teams won't because they're not personally invested in the product, but walk up to someone and ask "why do you suck at your job?" and see the reaction. It's kind of straightforward. The size of M$'s legal team means the chances of them walking head first into that law aren't worth mentioning, and the size of the XBL programming team means they've probably already discussed such a solution and decided against it for one reason or another. Ask the reason, but don't frame it in incompetence before you get a response.
Watch the followup, Joe admits he sucks at interviews and that his wording doomed him.