Microsoft has dumped a raft of unpopular Xbox One policies. Marcus Mac Dhonnagáin looks at what it could mean for next-gen battleground
Makes me think that their "vision" of the future was complete BS.
I guess the heat became too hot for them.
Makes me think they need to make some changes in their PR department because they did a poor job responding to often misinformed criticism.
Misinformed? Please What feature do they have to remove because they removed the restrictions? NONE. They still have the mandatory Kinect, which is even worse, so it's not over yet. http://www.guardian.co.uk/w...
@jmc I know. Did they have to remove the cloud computing form games since not all machines will be connected 24/7? This is confusing.
So, I think the question now is: If the console doesn't have to be connected online all the time, what happens to all that magical processing power that we were getting from the kingdom of the Cloud?
The cloud along with Christmas are CANCELLED...
Its still there you just have to be online duh if your online obviously you won't be able to access the cloud
the digital games, the cloud, all remains...now they have to push the digital world in another direction but leaving the disc based games untouch
Great day for gamers.... Ruin for developers and publishers.... You guys won the battle! Yayyyy
Devs and Pubs who make crappy games will be ruined. Everyone else will flourish.
I will miss not having to have the disc in the tray...I've always hated that. But, apparently people weren't ready to handle something new. Occasionally, the internet voices their opinion and gets it wrong. By occasionally I mean quite frequently ;)
Losing your rights as a consumer should not be considered "something new".
You can still be all digital if you want. This way it just caters to both. If the digital future is truly inevitable it will find it's way. A lot of people just aren't ready yet. and those people still want to buy a console. Wouldn't surprise me one bit if we saw a "trayless" version of the XboxOne.
Yep. That. You can still go all digital.
Except in this case, that wasn't the case. There was nothing 'new' with the Xbox One. I haven't needed discs for my PC games for years, and Steam doesn't require my steam account to log in every 24 hours or I couldn't have access to my games. Nor will I need to be connected because YOU might want to share your game. If I make a testicle exploding device that can blow up every man's testicles, does that mean the only bad thing about it is that you aren't ready to handle something new? If a monstrosity is created, it isn't progress. It's regression.
I was prepare for the feature but what can I say, I'm minority. Good for the majority, is fine by me. They show in the end that they care about customers.
"They show in the end that they care about customers." They really don't. Of course they'll wrap up their new announcement in hugs and care, it makes them look good. We know however what they wanted to do. We saw their arrogant comments. They do anything but care. Like any company, they truly care about money. And it is obvious the preorder numbers and consumer backlash talked, and did a whole lot of convincing. That being said, I will most likely now be picking up an XBOX One in a couple of years, hopefully after a price drop (and a slimmer model).
Makes my head hurt! Why would i ever give you a bit of money if you want to do this in the future? After all the only reason you didn't get away with it was because your plan failed.
"Press2reset." They had no choice but to make this piece, haha.
Top of my head? Me buying one. Forza 5 as well. nuff said
What effects? well 1. All the fanboy that was defending the DRM crap will also do a 180 turn now like MS... 2. Price and game offerings will be more competitive now as thats where MS and sony will be fighting to get consumers now that the DRM crap are no longer a factor.
Price and game offerings will be less competitive. All digital lowers the price. Status quo does not. Status quo keeps games at $60. I don't know why no one understands that.
Sony pretty much forced their hand. While it's great news, i'll still be getting the PS4 first for one reason: the games.
Well at least your reason is logical. If one console has more games you want then by all means get it. But all these other arguments for why people making their choices are just bananas.
Im gonna get x1 with or without drm ....i think this is good for the people with no connection...now they can have the x1 ....so plsssss nowwww nobody complaint ok...thats what u wanted right...so enjoy...
Ha, you would think they'd stop complaining.
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