Eurogamer remember waking up on the day Microsoft unveiled its original set of Xbox One policies, reading through them on my phone and being desperately sad.
This change is for MS, not gamers. Sales predictions drove their decision not gamers voice like they're claiming.
Money talks as they say.
KingElixir: Yes, that's exactly what I have been saying. MS saw the writing on the wall. They must have surveyed the pre-order numbers of PS4 and compared it with their numbers. Even though this is the right thing to do and something that they should have done from get go, this is simply the numbers game. Goes to show that when consumers stop spending on a certain product, even the biggest companies in the world have to bow down and in this case bend over :)
cmon seriously? u saying we had no influence in this? like sales has nothing to do with gamers buying consoles?
WE did influence this, but our actual text objections may not have. What our word of mouth did do was affect pre-orders massively, so yes we DID do this! Congrats. Our talk, our protests, our votings and our pre-orders for PS4 all combined to make MS take notice the only way it knows how (by looking at financial forecasts based on consumer interest/pre-orders) we were 'heard' but not directly by MS from out mouths but from our wallets.
I know they won't admit it, but Microsoft seeing Xbox One pre-order sales compared to the multiple PS4 pre-orders was devastating for them.
Jimmy Fallon was the icing on the cake, but I doubt they reacted THAT quickly just to JF. This had more to do with pre-orders and public backlash voting/word of mouth. Jimmy may have sealed the deal but it wouldn't have done anything without us 'voting' with cold hard cash (or lack of)
Jimmy Fallon was way too soon. They have to take a long time to finalize business decisions. 6 days minumjm
While probably true, the two things are directly linked. Vote with your wallet, campaign with your voice.
Damage is done. I'm a gamer, always been Nintendo and Xbox + PC, but man I will never forget this. I was so hyped for it too until E3.... They have a great controller, some good IP's but a whole load of douches who don't know crap about gaming making all the decisions. When you make "money" decisions, your almost always doing it at the expense of the gamer and the game's quality / experience. "money" decisions are short term decisions and almost always the wrong decision. Nintendo is set up so even if Wii U fails...like fails hard....they will still be in business 20 years from now making Both consoles and games.
"Less than two weeks later, Microsoft completely changed its approach, reversing its position so much that the Xbox One will now work in much the same way as Xbox 360." Most of us knew Microsoft would change its tune once enough gamers spoke with their wallets.
You've been asking for this and now all of a sudden it's not enough...
That's the least they could do. They're not giving us s**t! They're just took some of the DRM RESTRICTION. Now, they need to take off the mandatory hal9000 and lower the price for the XBone180. Then, it will start to look good.
We asked for A....they gave us B and told us we need B. We said no...we want A......now they are giving us kind of A...but not fully A, and they haven't really gotten rid of B, just some of it.
No we wanted a lack of B. It's like punching someone in the face continuously and then you stop and expect them to love you.
the monkeys fell off there tree, and know they need a hand back up
I'm smiling, your mom's smiling, were all smiling
Im disappointed they couldnt just keep the 24 cloud check-ins. Once the 24 hr period ended the system could prompt you to connect to the internet to check in or just put the disc in to verify ownership.
Or your receipt from the store is all the verification you need...
I get wut your saying but I ment to insure its not pirated. I like being able to load games directly off the harddrive or cloud. Sucks digital games are the same price as physical otherwise id buy more digital games.
Great. Now instead of trading games with up to 10 family members over the cloud, now I have to drive all the way to a friends house to let him borrow it. Instead of buying one game, having my friend buy the other and we switch whenever we want through the cloud, I have to spend more money because we can't switch and play each others libraries through the cloud, because everyone cried and complained. Thanx guys, guess people don't really want us to go next gen. They want the same old ways of yesterday. Glad you guys don't have an effect on mobile phones, or we probably wouldn't have smartphones nowadays.
Buy it digitally.
mmmm, salty tears! Sayonara 24hr DRM checks:) If you think people don't have an effect on any market, even smartphones, you're sorely mistaken. Smartphones have been around for longer than you think, but is was when apple first released the iphone it became trendy, it wasn't forced upon nobody. You can still get new phones that aren't smartphones or touch based smartphones, there are still options. So why did MS need to restrict next gen gamers with DRM. They had an answer for that, it was "buy a 360". Slap in the face answer. If that want to have a positive effect on the market, then look at what can make your user base happy, poll them for opinions and in forums, because DRM is never a good idea period!
Go jogging and loose some weight
Ridiculously retarded argument . if you want sharing , you can ask for a revised version of it . it will happens at some point . hell it was already there in a more relevant version on one console . The restriction werent worth it for the majority . Some of you guys always hide behind majority rule , except only when it doesnt suit you . It's obvious wich way the public leaned , MS doesnt change policies on the fly . Heck they were closing their eyes and covering their ears even on the most decried features of Windows 8 , only to now re-relese a corrected and public friendly version of it
Now I guess broadband will still not be covered everywhere, bad day for some towns, villages...
yeah right , the "original" XB1 was the "cure for bad internet " , when they werent even going to cover plenty countries and zones , including mine (despite a better than the us average brodband) for a while .
Maybe not today, not tomorrow, but it would have helped speed things up...you people are real glass is half empty people....
Sounds more like your glass would always be full , with the amount of Junk from scrapping the barrel and what not . You're not fooling anyone with your fanboy antics
So, now Sony has the chance to implement DRM first.... What are the odds? That would be something for all the asses here....
Whoa!! Revelation!! A corporation makes a change to make profit!! Riddle me that Einsteins. Smh, seriously, just get over yourselves. It's changed. What they do on PCs is not coming to the console world, for now. Be happy. Instead, you still gripe and complain. No wonder they want to squeeze every penny from you...can't make you happy with whatever they decide to do. People are just mad because they can't really say anything bad now besides "they should have done this earlier". Or something stupid like "they did this to make money". No poop
Still not going to ever buy a xbox again.
Its funny because they think their system was the best thing ever, and they think its even more awsome after this announcement. Funy thing is this system is crap. Not even appealing cosmetically. They swore drm was the future in their eyes, people who buy this really support a company with those vsions and policies?! Please guys, open ur fucking eyes
its disgusting, the more i think about it, i would respect them more if they stuck to their guns.
That is just absurd. If they stuck to their guns, you still would be complaining. It doesn't make any sense.
i wouldn't complain either way, im a pc player. i never intended to buy an xbox. so you're pretty much wrong.
Im still mad at them for even implementing it in the first place but i guess that its great that they got rid of it.
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