New Xbox 'a sin against all service members'

Navy Lt. Scott Metcalf was eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new Xbox One. Now he's not even sure if he'll buy one.

Indeed, for many in the military, the next-gen Xbox console may offer more endemic frustration than grand epic gaming, particularly for those deployed downrange, aboard ships and stationed overseas.

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PopRocks3592009d ago

With all the restrictions and lack of real benefits (putting F2P games behind a paywall is utter crap), I'm surprised no one is questioning why Xbox One owners still need to pay $60 a year for online.

3-4-52009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

Also, wouldn't having the camera always on cause security issues of risks with the military and their chance of another country hacking them and being able to see inside the bases ?

I'm guessing we will hear another 4-5 bits of bad news about Microsoft before the release.

I love xbox, but it's like they don't even care anymore.

TheSoundDefense2009d ago

I think this is more of the Redmond Effect. Microsoft employees assuming that every home is as high-tech as their own.

steven83r2009d ago

Ya sucks for the troops. But with the billions we're spending on the war every month you'd think the Gov't could get them satellite internet.

SactoGamer2009d ago

Yeah, but then the NSA might know our battle plans.

r40k2132009d ago

or at least what kind of porn US service members are into.

cleft52009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

This is not the place for you to complain about troops that protect lazy slops like yourself and give you the freedom to sit in your dad's basement and type this message. Show some respect for men and women that deserve it.

002009d ago

well the good news is they'll be getting a lot of PS4's

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