Hit-Reset.co.uk's editor Gavin outlines why he's taken the drastic step of vowing the site won't cover the Xbox One from now on as a response to Microsoft's DRM and connectivity clarifications earlier this week.
At this point people are flogging the dust that used to be a dead horse
Its very important that the XBone experiment fails horribly, to protect consumers rights
ms got away with charging for online so sadly they may get away with all this bs
Exactly ! I am hoping against hope, it fails, otherwise we 'll lose our games forever and every company will follow those policies. I am hoping , but we all know MS will make sure it sells like hot cakes !People get carried away by slick marketing and forget they are losing their freedom a bit each day.
The biggest problem Microsoft is facing is the way they are touting TV through the XboxOne. Getting rights to shows and series etc is a very tedious business so I really doubt that this will be very successful outside of the US.
it's a must because this can't be the future of gaming. as simple as that.
If you believe that than everyone should boycott PS4 because they also have DRM too.
I called ADT the other day to check on home security pricing and they offered me the complete bundle with xbox one functioning as the nerve center of the entire thing! ;-)
Next-Gen particle effects?
it is because this is a very serious issue if this console is allowed to to gain any kind of success. i don't mind them flooding the internet with repeats until the message sinks home that this console will ruin the hobby we all love
Here in Asia All my friends plus Thousands of gamers will get Sony PS4 , Microsoft made it clear to all of us here in Asia , Xbox One require 24/7 connection to the Internet ! 90% of all Asian countries have a SLOW Internet connection , from 8 years ago We understood what is the meaning of the word " LAGGING " when we play ( xbox360 ) Online with people from USA and Other countries , that's why the sales of PS3 is high in Asia , Microsoft doesn't care about us and they didn't even try to install ONE god dame server to fix this issue ....as it expected most of us in Asia will get PS4 . P.S Some people are Saying that the PS4 and the Xbox One are similar, is like saying that birds and planes are very similar , both can fly.... 1) Xbox One: 8GB of DDR3 RAM (68GB/s bandwidth) at 2100 MHz 1) Ps4 : 8GB of GDDR5 RAM (176GB/s bandwidth) at 5500 Mhz 2) XboxOne : Graphics Core -12 compute units providing 1.2 teraflops 2) Ps4 : Graphics Core -18 compute units providing 1.8 teraflops So as you can see,Playstation 4 has at least 50% more power. I will walk naked in streets of Japan if Microsoft won Next generation Gaming with there Stupid. Xbox1 law .
anyway Ps4 for me day 1.........
I think that MS is going to have a had time pawning this thing off outside the US. Half it's selling points only work for Americans and the other half no one wants.
This how I see it, Blizzard, EA and Ubisoft dos this *beep* all the time. Day 1, XBox feat. turn off. Cam, 24hr internet connection, simi-change the used game policy to make their gamers happy. X1 is on the market for 3 months now, everyone buys lots digital games. X1's patch update comes up, 20 pages of reading, 98% of xbox user will click next -->Without Reading.<--- MS: All your base are belong to us. Cartman: you got pwn! bit**! Cartman: wtf, stupid mf! wtf is 80151011 error. Cartman: hey mom get off the fking phone! Note: This happen to many Blizzard's game, Including Sony after they was hacked. Update are usually 90% policy changes. -_-;; DLC: console meaning: Digital Lock content note: 100kb key unlock, lol. PC meaning: Downloadable content Console world is changing are you sure you're on the right side? Yes, I have xbox360, including xbox, all Sony console, including portable, all Sega console, including portable, Same with Nintendo except the Wii U. I'm still waiting for price drop on Wii or the new Zelda game.
People said the same thing about PS3 compared to 360. But the 360 beat the PS3 in graphics performance and number of games. Also beat the PS3 in sales.
oh man, lol
You can come out from under that rock now.
Don't tell me what to buy i will get 2 consoles Nintendo Wii u and xboxone and have a blast pc will get most of my attention.
Someone who roots for the underdog, ay?
Boycott it because I can't lend people games? Na.
Way to miss the point entirely, intentionally. I expect nothing less from you.
You going to start telling me how I should spend my money? Run along.
There are many more problems with Xbox One. I'm sure you have heard about them already though.
I was referring to the one that might actually have some impact on me.
And are you the only person that matters in gaming? Are you, alone, enough to keep the industry going? If you've got Bill Gates money, then your attitude is perfectly fine. But if you're just an average Joe like the rest of us, then it might do you some good to think about how your decision impacts everybody else who games. If it pushes people out of gaming, the industry suffers, and that will get to you, too.
It seems they will not be covering the XBone either, Im hearing the same from other video game websites, except Polygone of course because theyre owned by M$
Pretty drastic. Should've waited for MS's E3 show first.
Games won't change their restrictions but it's what they are relying on to get people to buy the system and then make them eat up all the crap they're putting in it.
Yeh that's what I think too. Spend all that money on creating exclusives just to get people buying and then after a couple of years it'll be like the 360 is now. No great new exclusives and a massive focus on people who aren't core gamers. Still, I wouldn't make a decision to absolutely boycott a system until I was completely sure and with E3 so close I'd certainly wait to see what they had to say.
@ wolfofdarkness Did you own the original Xbox when it was more powerful and the games looked better on it? I'm sure you owned a PS2. when the first Xbox launched it was more powerful than the PS2. everyone said 'so what, PS2 has more games!' 360 launches not as powerful as the PS3 but has a lot of games 'So what, PS3 is more powerful!' and I'm pretty sure the PS network will not have 300,000 servers but Xbox live will at the launch of XBoxone. Xbox has never been popular in Asia. so regardless of the hardware or the servers you will buy a PS4. your mind was already set. you did not need a reason to buy a PS4 other than it is stamped PS4! So who you trying to convince? you said yourself, as expected we will buy a PS4!
My thoughts exactly
Replying for the Asian brother who speak the truth. Dude you got 17 disagree so you should choose your words carefully and learn from a brother. Microsoft still have fans in Asia and all over, so my Asian brother( figure of speech) has more say than you. The fact is Microsoft is selling this system worldwide, so they should think twice about that draconian always online policy. The fact that at launch people overseas are not getting everything we are getting, is just bullshit(excuse my French)! They are paying just about the same, or similar to our price for the system. If Xbox One is the one for all entertainment then they need to change their policy, because that just contradict every for the customer. It is going to be a even more complicated system for parents buying this for their kids. It is not consumer friendly either. Microsoft will not win the mainstream with all this crap into their Xbox One. Did you even thought about this before you try to counter my Asian brother?
@blackthorn5 Yea, let's all buy an XboxOne, not because it has good/more games or is more powerful but because it has lots and lots of servers lol. Surely you could have used a better example that the amount of servers to make the XboxOne sound appealing. As you said Xbox was more powerful that PS2, 360 had more games to begin with that PS3.....but with the lack of power and games...XboxOne has more servers SMH Oh and ''Xbox has never been popular in Asia'' Same can be said for the PS3's popularity in America, so if you're insinuating Asia is biased towards PS then you should take a long look in the mirror.
Yes because 300,000 servers is clearly the most important specification in the new console war.. remind me again, how many of those are actual servers and how many are virtual servers? The Xbox One specs are poor.. in the reveal they talked about the number of trasistors or something or other along the lines of being about as obscure as you can get. Usually companies do this when they want to hide the real stats.
You talk about servers which you have no clue about lol.
Also perhaps you could tell us how many of those 300K servers are dedicated to Xbox functionality in some way. The Azure cloud offers a broad spectrum of services under the MS name, and isn't dedicated only to Xbox. I'd be surprised if it is anywhere close to 10%. That many servers is extremely expensive to run, so yeah, I don't see them being all for games. Point is, don't be blinded by press releases. Learn to ask questions, and hold companies accountable to their statements. Proof is in the pudding they say, and that applies to anything that any company puts out to the press.
Im getting one :) and im proud of it. I have good internet connection so that's all good I never buy used games thats all good. Only thing bothering me is kinnect having to be connected
You may rethink that when you're shagging on you couch and the Xbox is cheering you on lol!
Or booing him for sloppy performance and for not interacting with the Mountain Dew commercial.
I dont boink on the couch brah
@ B-Radical WTF is a boink man?
@B-radical Seriously? You're ''proud'' of it? I never thought i'd hear the word proud used when buying something haha, i personally feel proud when i achieve something meaningful that i've been working hard for....not for buying a games console. There's nothing wrong with being happy to buy something you like but in my opinion there are more meaningful things in life to be ''proud'' of....well for me there is anyway.
Lol well im surely not ashamed ;)
you're proud to buy a machine that violates your rights? that means your purchases are never yours and will always be dependant on an ms server, so when they're done with the machine they'll switch them off and all your games will be taken from you? i say pride isn't what you should be feeling
I myself may not feel violated? Depends on the individual correct?. Also did n4g up the bubbles on everyone?
For the better of the industry, it needs to fail. Otherwise goodbye advantage consoles. Unfortunately, Xbox fans are too arrogant and will get one anyway.
The worst thing that could happen to the industry is that XB1 does fail, leaving Sony with a total monopoly. Who wants that?
Yeah I know when PS1 & PS2 dominated the industry it was horrible for gamers... oh wait.
When Sony dominated the industry... it was amazing! Soo many great games during the PS1 and PS2 era! I'm all up for PS4 dominating c:
Sega exiting the market was not good for the industry. Sony took it mass market, which in some ways destroyed it.
"... took it mass market, which in some ways destroyed it." I assume you have some evidence to back up this rather strong claim?
Ummm...except there is still Nintendo, SteamBox, PC, that nVidia thing, smart devices, those kiddy consoles that only play educational type games, retro system things that offer large collections in a single box, the possibility of some other company making a product, handhelds, smart TV's, cable/phone company game services that play through your cable box, any retro system from Pong up to and including the PS3/360/Wii, etc. Yeah....total monopoly there. /s Also, there is a reason that the PS2 era was called the golden age of gaming. Maybe you're too young, or too paid, to know what those reasons are though.
Too young? I'm 38 and have been gaming since I could use my hands properly! In many ways the industry has moved on for the better, but we have lost some of the spark, creativity and risk taking that was evident 15-20 years ago. The other devices you mention are either too niche to too expensive/complex (PC) to compete, and since Nintendo seems to have (sadly) lost it's way, Microsoft was Sony's only real competition in this market. I love a lot of what Sony is doing, but do not want them to have the market (mainly to itself) If you don't agree that competition is good for the consumer, then we will have to agree to disagree.
Still getting one. I am getting both. The problems that people are concerned with don't affect me so I have no reason to not get the console. Also I have a feeling that MSFT will have some killer exclusives such as Titanfall so I need this console.
TitanFall will most likely be timed exclusive. No way EA will miss out on making as much money as possible. It's simply MS putting enough money on the table to make delaying a PS4/PC release somewhat..worthwhile. I'm not saying you shouldn't get a One (your cash), but if thats one of the reasons.. you may be disappointed.
I'm boycott Xbone. Sorry M$, but Xbone must be destroyed before gaming world destroyed by your shitty console.
Xbone sucks and everyone that buys one sucks too.
there is alot of microsoft employees working in the forums . watch out for the apologists . we know who you are !!!!
It's unbelievable to see people defending this or that they are ok with it...
Would you boycott the new PlayStation if it was Sony pulling this 'mess'? Doubtful.
I would, but being as they said PS4 DOES NOT require an internet connection I don't see this happening. Maybe EA enforcing some kind a fee or trade in restrictions on their games, but Sony exclusives won't have this BS.
frak yeah i'd boycott the PS4 if it had this crap. but so far, from what sony have said, it doesn't seem like it does. but if it does, the same applies.
Would be a sad sad day if it's on the PS4, but yes, I would not buy it. I will not buy any game that has restrictions on it beyond an online pass type thing. But if these restrictions were console wide on the PS4, I would probably just stick to Wii U next gen. I have years worth of backlog to play. If all this stuff becomes the norm for the next next gen, I may just bow out altogether, and simply focus on all my retro gaming habits.
i wonder if sony will do the same.they did state that u would not need an online connection to play,but they werent really clear on the used games stuff .could it be the publishers really forcing this on sony and MS. was MS just dumb enough to say it first .besides the fact of not really catering to gamers at the reveal MS seems like they can do no right at this point.i know im getting the ps4 ,not sure about xbone ,their lack of exclusive games im interested being the reason. ill decide after E3 when i see some gameplay ,but i think we should all wait till after E3. we will know what sony and micrsoft will do and on release we can all decide with our wallets ......hopefully sony wont block used games
1. Wall of text 2. Sony has said several times that an internet connection is not required, but recommended for updates/patches etc. 3. Sony has said several times that it is up to publishers to make DRM, which probably means that PS4 will have the same level of DRM as PS3 = online passes and what not.
Well said. Good to see some real gamers are still here, mature, thinking and with unbiased opinions. I'm waiting for e3 as well but still will probably buy both of them (buying all gaming machines sicne 80s) @Harmonizer 1. You could use some reading lessons, stop complaining. 2. True. 3. "Sony has said several times that it is up to publishers to make DRM," This is exactly same thing that MS said. You really don't get it. It's not MS and SONY who decides about DRM but big publishers. As MS has stated on their XO site they are not taking any share for resales, reactivations of used games etc (and no they can't lie there, it's official and what they wrote becomes a policy). If there will be a publisher like EA who will put DRM on Battlefield 4 on XO, you will have the same DRM on ps4. You all are boycotting wrong company. Publishers are the most greedy ones and YOU KNOW IT. If you think that same game will have a DRM block on it on XBOX ONE and it won't have any DRM on ps4 then you are just STUPID. This is all about money and publishers are running this game.