Stare Longingly At This Xbox One Educational Video

This video is great. Not for the content, the parts where heads are talking. But the parts where heads are not talking.

Stare Longingly At This Xbox One Educational Video

What should be a video where we all learn about the fantastic new things Microsoft is doing with Xbox Live for the Xbox One instead becomes a video that should have been called Xbox Community Strategist Eric Doty Staring At People Answering Interview Questions.

Stare Longingly At This Xbox One Educational Video

That or Eric Doty Occasionally Nods While Camera Unnecessarily Focuses On Him Even Though He's Not Asking Real Interview Questions.

Stare Longingly At This Xbox One Educational Video

Seriously, poor guy. The editing on this clip is awful. Don't show him enduring what I'm sure was an awkward day at work; show footage of the stuff you're talking about!

Stare Longingly At This Xbox One Educational Video

If you want to cheer Eric up, you should check out his game Troubadour, which was at this year's PAX, and will be out next year on PC and Mac.


Comments

    When I'm watching two people host something, I constantly focus on the person who is not talking, some of them just stand there looking like a stunned mullet until it's their time to talk.

    I do it in movies too, you'd be surprised how stupid people look when the script requires them not to do anything. The most recent example I saw was watching Pirates of the Caribbean the other night. At the end after Elizabeth pledges her love to Will, it cuts to Jack Sparrow spouting some whitty lines. If you look just to the side, Elizabeth and Will are holding each other, looking into each other's eyes and not moving a muscle, it looks so unnatural and awkward and it's amazing that people just don't notice it cause their entire attention is on the person speaking.

    Try it sometime. It can be hilarious.

      I do the same thing. It's awkward, especially when the person who is getting interviewed nods randomly every 5 seconds.

        YES! They sometimes nod like they have Tourette's!!!

          I blame the Japanese ^_^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aizuchi

    Couple of things about the video...

    1. When the guy talks about game saves... is he suggesting that all saves are going to be cloud based?

    2. Although I'm happy for Boris Erickson apparently getting promoted when StepToe left Microsoft, I'm kind of sad that his job title isn't Xbox Lives Policy Enforcement Unicorn Ninja anymore.

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