On Wednesday, June 19th, Microsoft made the decision to reverse several policies relating to the Xbox One. But will this have a negative impact on the future of the console gaming industry?
Its good news to me
So now they see the benefits when MS cuts the cord on the policies. Of course they do.
I know! First it's the end of console gaming, but now it could have been good to keep it. MS can't win.
Go to xbox forum where you login with your gamertag,....ask if its possible to have 2 different terms of service agreement where you can "opt in" to drm restrictions and thus be able to take advantage of the "family share plan" which of course allows you to acces your games anywhere on any console, never need the disc again and share with friends. This should not be a problem since this whole strategy works by identifying your console ID and gamertag...so lock my f-king console and give game sharing micro, f-ing dont understand them sometimes.
Anyone trying to turn MS removing it's anti-consumer polices as bad news were either defending it to death so they are standing by their words in order to not look foolish or they're straight up insane.
How is allowing customers to sell and share DIGITAL Games "anti-consumer"? They really need an offline and an online version of the X1. I want to share my Digital games. I don't want to screw around with disk anymore. I want next gen not same gen with a better card and more RAM.
@Bigpappy I'm with you on this. Whilst DRM definitely had its issues, having a digital library and that game sharing feature sounded really interesting. Oh well....
MS "anti-consumer" policies were just as bad as Valve's Steam, only with the added benefit of sharing games with friends and family, plus the ability to still re-sell physical copies at a store (something Valve doesn't let you do). People love steam, so what's not to love with a friendlier approach?
"Xbox One is like that GF that cheated on you and wants to come back to you. lol. You'll be dumb enough to get back with xbox one."
Beating.........A............. .Dead...........Horse. It's ps3 reveal and Six Axis all over again.
It was good news, but I would of liked to see/have most of the features that were cancelled. Eg: Family sharing, disc-less play.
I would have too. I already had three friends to share games with. Oh well, at least now all PS fans have to gripe about is Kinect and you can disable that.
You can only disable the video feed of the connect when the system is in standby, when the system is running Kinect is mandatory for it to operate. People keep saying "you can still use the controller, you don't have to use the Kinect." That's not the issue people have, they want to have the option to have it completely detached from the system. If we want to keep it in the box, use it as a door stop, or target practice it should be an option.
There really is no reason that those things can not exist. Microsoft is punishing people for saying no. Ahh well. They still have fans out there.
In theory most are still possible--but now the wait will be substantially longer if we ever even see them.
Playing without the disc cannot be done without DRM. Otherwise people would just install the game, and sell the disc.
I think you can still have disc-less play. all the games will still be downloadable on xbl day one
If Ms doesn't have a clue of witch way it is going. That will for sure confuse consumers.
It's not even out yet. I doubt most general consumers have a clue. We who follow it all should know soon enough.
Funny you say that, cause as people who do not game. Mouth of word is the biggest actions then not. You probably would be surprised at how many people that really know about this. I'm not trying to knock the $$$ Ms is trying to do. But gaming circles talk and then it just trickles down. For instance my step sister was going to buy my nephew a xbox1 cause he has 360. But after we talked, she is buying him a PS4 and will not look otherwise. Cause she is a non gamer and her son is casual gamer, but word of mouth changed her outlook on what i told her.
Microsoft had their conference broadcasted on Spike Tv. They had their time to get their vision across to people. The damage is done.
It's like these sites want MS to fail. What they did today was good business, and even better for gamers. Not saying we should forget what they tried to do, or about kinect, or how overpriced the console is... But the Xbox One is at least a potential purchase, which is an upgrade from f*** no, never.
Overpriced? Give me a break. The tech that's involved is well worth it.
Hmmm. . . Doesn't another console have better tech and cost $100 less? Overpriced seems spot on.
All Sony has to do is release an app for the million androids and ios phones out there and it would do exactly what the kinect 2.0 does from a software control standpoint. Idk why they didn't just use smartglass for the stuff it wants to do with the kinect.
Yep still overpriced they are charging 100 dollar for a camera that many many many many people don't want at all.
I am glad they are sticking with Kinect as a bundle. The $100 extra is a bargain for a tech this advance. Remember, the original one was $150 when it was first released and 2.0 on the One definitely has tons of improvement and will be the thing that will separate third party ports from the PS4 ports. If a cell phone can cost $600 unsubsidized and a yearly update iPad is $499 and up, a system with this much features and can last you 6-8 years is well worth the price in my opinion.
I gave you an agree because it does seem like they want MS to fail. But it's not overpriced. PS is going to be sold for a bigger loss than Xbone.
Yeah people aren't getting that Kinect 2.0 is on a whole different level than the first one. The thing is so damn advance, there is nothing else like it. It's a big game changer and glad it'll be with every system.
I don't think you realize that the reason MS failed is because we are losing 2 great/awesome ideas. Family Share and Disc-less play...
We are losing one feature: family share. Discless play is called Digital Download.
I have a yearly subscription to PlayStation Plus so i can confirm to you that disc-less play exists.
Very well written.
If you're a MS shill...yes I agree.