Microsoft May Be Bigger Douchebags Than We Realized

The Stylish Jerk: I hate to be so crude, but I can’t think of a better title to explain this situation. There is the principle and the idea of making money, and then there is flat out greed. If serious changes are not made, Microsoft is running into greed territory. After the reveal of the newly titled “Xbox One” (that is seriously the name folks), Microsoft showed that most of the rumors of the past were not only true but they were actually worse then we realized. Here are a few examples explaining this situation.

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Godmars2901766d ago

"Microsoft Must Think We Are Stupid"

Yes. Yes we are.

People are honestly arguing that intermittent 24 hour connection is not "always online" when its the literal split hair.

stylishjerk1766d ago

Exactly it might as well be always online. So if a consumer ever has to move or God forbid live in a rural area where internet is constantly disconnected, that consumer better hope they can get access in the next 24 hours or they game is unusable. If that isn't always online I don't know what is.

-Also I guess the men and women who serve our country and like to play games better just "deal with it" and hope the armed forces get with the times and have internet in all of their stations around the world.

ZombieKiller1766d ago

....or just get a PS4

4 is greater than one.

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Godmars2901766d ago

Thing is we don't know Sony's online plans. More than likely they aren't going to do anything like MS. More than likely games like Warhawk and Fat Princess will be there to coax and keep people online.

And even then once you've bought the physical copy of a SP game it will be playable on a PS4 that will never be online. You're not going to be required to find a connection - I hope.

Maddens Raiders1766d ago (Edited 1766d ago )

anyway they are not bigger db's than we realized. We realized it before... just didn't think they would reinforce it with such vigor at the XBOX1 reveal.

Shadow Flare1766d ago

The sheer level of douchebaggery at that event was unprecedented, I didn't even expect that. Microsoft always surpass my expectations. I was expecting it to be bad but its douchebag level went over 9000 this time. Achievement unlocked.

Oner1766d ago

And people wonder why I have such a disdain for'd have to be a complete [email protected]$$ to continue to fall for their BS.

SexyGamerDude1766d ago

I wonder what happens when your disconnected for more than 24 hours. Will it lock you out or something?

HammadTheBeast1766d ago

The game is unplayable until you do connect to the internet.

Chapter111766d ago

"We won't always kick you in the balls, just once a day!"

Oner1766d ago

That's a good one. +'s

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1766d ago

lol xbox will be successful no matter what.

Dumb fuk gamers...

They want to be like apple and are staring to get that delusional non thinking crowd following. They will happily pay more for multiplayer.

pr0t0typeknuckles1766d ago

no fanboys are stupid,i was just on YouTube and i saw this Xbox fanboy that always made fun of Nintendo fans that said wait till e3 do the same exact thing,then he says all of this media connectivity that has nothing to do with games is amazing,and the final straw is oh yeah but they have 15 exclusives that will release this year,yet he fails to realize that maybe most of those wont be AAA,and could be kinect games, or in Microsoft fashion will just be shooters.

He also said he thinks most media is controlled by Sony fanboys,to which i say,are you serious,so all of those ps3 and vita is doomed articles never existed,fanboys are retarded.

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Conan-O-Brady1766d ago (Edited 1766d ago )

I highly recommend reading this article in its entirety. It lifts the veil on what MS is trying to do and at the same time shows how a lot of gaming journalists are trying to pull the wool over our eyes.
I can't find the link, but there is a video with Adam Sessler, Geoff Keighley and the guy from Kotaku and they are basically saying we gamers are being irrational with our questions and skepticism.
I will not be purchasing the next box if MS doesn't sort this bs out.... E3 can't get here soon enuff.

Godmars2901766d ago

Found it:

And really, you're expecting Keighley and Kotaku to talk in favor of consumers in any way?

Conan-O-Brady1766d ago

Thanks for the link.... What I expect is unbiased journalist, I know that's asking too much from the likes of kotaku, Keighley, Sessler and many more in the industry today.

Why o why1766d ago (Edited 1766d ago )

Damage control musketeers. That kotaku guy was the worst. Cheques probably already in the mail. We cant expect these guys to be too outspoken though.. not the done thing

Interesting article btw. Raises some important points.

stylishjerk1766d ago

Thank-you for the kind words. The biggest thing I want gamers to realize is Microsoft really wants to have their own online store. With a verification code you will not be able to sell your games. You will have to depend on MIcrosoft to get some type of trade value, making the disc you payed for useless and the gamer no longer has the power to sell their personal property at the price they want to sell it.

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mmj1766d ago

They took the **** with Xbox 360 and most people had no complaints, fanboys even defended them... so you can't blame them for taking things a step further.

Anon19741766d ago (Edited 1766d ago )

That's been kicking around the back of my mind as well. Microsoft got away with so much last gen, from launching a broken console and actively lying about it for as long as they did to expecting people to continue paying for online play from the old Xbox days when online play had become the standard.

Then they got away with their non-refundable point system until the courts took them to task on it. Only being able to access Netflix if you were a Gold Subscriber was a particular low blow. They started feeding ads to people who were already paying for the service, which people grumbled about but still swallowed anyway, wiped off their chins and asked for more. They took in billions for a "service" that everyone else was giving away for free.

Who can blame them for being emboldened and taking it further. They already took Poland from gamers and no one really complained, stop Paris! And already people are lining up to defend their new policies and blatant cash grabs. What's it going to take before gamers refuse to take it any more?

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