Today, Microsoft Did The Right Thing And Everybody Won

Kotaku have to admit, it was exciting. It was a kick watching "evil" Microsoft get their ass handed to them by gamer-loving "good guys" Sony. Sure, that was a gross oversimplification: It was really just two profit-minded corporations duking it out. But last week's E3 provided the sort of dramatic, good-vs-evil narrative that we rarely get anymore.

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Rukiara1980d ago

It's about time, though them removing sharing with a few family is kinda dumb. Is PS4 still going to allow sharing of a limited amount of games like on PS3?

LackTrue4K1980d ago

Either way Sony making a stand is the only reason Microsoft back peddled so hard. You can thank them for no fees and no DRM whether you like it or not!!!

Rukiara1980d ago

I wasn't disagreeing with sony at all, I prefer them. I was saying for Xbox to fully remove family sharing was kinda dumb, maybe they should have lowered the limit ya know, to like 3 people or something? Like on PSN right now games you download can be on like 3 systems or something like that I think?

ABizzel11980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

Congrats PS fans together we helped save gaming for everyone. Congrats Xbox fans you now have a console that's not trying to rip money from your @$$.

Everybody Wins, now just game.

YNWA961980d ago

Sony giving free PS4's to everyone.... Suck err sign up!

IBleedXbox1980d ago

nooo. they still need to fix the kinect. so i can play the xbox one without it

jmc88881980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

Exactly it's like saying WWII was over when stormed the beaches of Normandy.

We aren't done until Kinect 2 is not mandatory.

Unless people want compromising pictures of your kids floating around. Like how the above article states.

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YNWA961980d ago

You are the one advertising pedo stuff.... Go away, you have mental issues... MS fire you?

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SuicidalTendencies1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

DRM was only part of the problem. I'm still not buying an Xbone because I have no interest in Kinect and will not be forced into buying one since it's part of the system. Make it separate like 360 and maybe I change my mind. If not, PS4 is still my only option.

finbars751980d ago

It doesnt matter if they announced this.Im sorry but all the crap they pulled and all of a sudden they decide where going to backpedal like that tells me that they did this because preorders where terrible, but mark my words now they will have some stipulation down the road witht the xboxone.A company doesnt just fold there crads like that withought some reason that we dont know about.They where also saying that MS did this to boost preorders as well so another sign that MS isnt to be trusted.If you guys go back to MS after all the shit they pulled and said then your only asking to get burned in the end.Give it time you will see.

LaChance1980d ago

The Sony fanboys lost. Deep down they wish MS never changed their minds. They wont admit it though but we all know it.

KillrateOmega1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )


Please give me a non-fanboyish list of reasons as to why the Xbox One is now the superior console, because from my point of view, it's still the less powerful and more expensive console.

If you can give me such a listing, then I'd appreciate it.

Geezus1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

Theyre both the same gaming console essentially the xbox just has some cool entertainment features like snap mode which looks awesome and is something the ps4 wont be able to do but once again it all comes down to personal preference the xbox just seems more well rounded than the ps4 so to speak but the ps4 is still a fantastic console that is 100 dollar cheaper which is a big plus for sony

tiffac0081980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

Not worth it man, if the guy cannot see this is more about the industry as a whole and not just about MS & Sony then we can't do anything about it.

We can only explain but its up to them to understand.

Edit: just to be clear I was talking to Omega, Geezus just posted 1st before me XD

jetlian1980d ago

what makes any console superior? 90 percent of games this gen were superior on 360 what was your issue then? Dont say exclusives cause that would be seen as fanboyish by Your admission!

KillrateOmega1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )


I'm not sure what point you're trying to make. I'm talking about the Xbox One and PS4, not current-gen consoles.

Thanks for not answering my original question and instead bringing up random, unrelated points :P

jetlian1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

my point is why all the superior attitude now. You got the inferior one last time(ps3) Thats my point! If you go to exclusive as your reason XBO has ps4 beaten there too.Which was also my point.

So I asked you what defines superior to you. I had you in checkmate from jump.Hell ps3 was said to be 2 times 360 and it wasn't. whos to say ps4 wont end up just like ps3.

Sony always makes claims about how powerful it is then when reality hits its never the case.

KillrateOmega1979d ago


So you're assuming that I have a PS3, even though it says right on my profile that I'm currently an Xbox gamer?

Apparently you never had me at 'checkmate'.

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NegativeCreep4271980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

and likewise all the idiot Xbox sheep have won greatly today but will never admit that the PS4 was the x-factor in this decision and is the only reason Microsoft went against their own ridiculous policies. If it were not for Sony or Playstation 4 nothing would have changed for the Xbox One.

They will continue to live in a fantasy world believing that Microsoft only reverted back because they truly care for their audience more than they do for money.

Don Mattrick: "Your feedback matters and is very much appreciated" it was really the overwhelmingly-positive feedback given to Sony and the Playstation 4, which in turn would result in a great loss in market share, that really mattered here.

Geezus1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

Obviously they changed because of sony if there was no competition it would still be the same but all companies care about is money more than their consumers if you dont belive that your naive

Eddie201011980d ago

You are correct, all companies want your money, but some companies treat you like a customer and some treat you like a consumer.

Sony: What can we do to make the customer want to spend more money with us.

Microsoft: What can we do to make the consumer give us more money.

jetlian1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

lol if xbox fanboys were getting the system anyway what difference did it make FOR THEM? Sony played no role FOR THEM.

We got like 10 articles of why this is a bad move for MS no its more like a bad move towards ps fans. Now you have ONE less thing to nag on about.

I can see it coming in the air tonight woah oh

edit: still getting ps4 but XBO is looking better now and kinect needs to be the next thing people complain about

KillrateOmega1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

I still see no reason as to why it's now the superior console and why I should choose it over the PS4.

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