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Was It Worth It? Xbox One Lost Some Great Features, But Still Has Some Worrying One’s

Earlier today Microsoft announced they would be doing a complete 180 turn on the Xbox One and some of it’s most con-traversal features. Don Mattrick, President of Interactive Entertainment Business confirmed that “After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again – there is no 24 hour connection requirement.” Also that “There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.”

They’ve made this look like an apology to fans, which most would see it as. But what it really is… is a surrender.

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NewMonday1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

the DRM change will be enough for Gamestop, lets see if we have enough pull to force more changes without retailers on our corner.

Wizziokid1639d ago

It's still $100 for a less powerful system.

ChickeyCantor1639d ago

Meh, say what you will. And im not defending MS here. But if a company creates an exclusive for X1 it will look great too.

Don't like the price point though.

EasilyTheBest1639d ago

In your world its less powerful but in a lot of peoples world the X1 is more powerful.

I can talk to the Kinect to look something up on Bing.
I can change TV channels with voice.
I can talk via video on Skype.

There will be games that use Kinect, devs will support X1s camera because they know every X1 has one.

X1 has HDMI input, that's a great feature. Theres tons of stuff where this could be amazing. PS4 cant do any of that.

Then there is the 300 thousand cloud servers and b4 any1 chips in take a read on Eurogamer about how this could be amazing too.

NihonjinChick1639d ago

The cloud also has limitations. That was also stated by Eurogamer.

MS is trying to push it as something with no limit or bounderies that can turn your console into a super computer. That's bs.

Blankolf1639d ago

Untill I see this without someone clicking on the remote on his pocket, I don't believe it.

It's all pretty as hell until you actually do it yourself, same goes for Sony.

linkenski1639d ago

Sorry but that really sounded like a parody of the things no one wants to do.

Ron_Danger1639d ago

I've never seen a company outright lie to its customers and see those same customers turn a blind eye and still follow them. They let Peter M lie about the features in every fable game, they lied about almost thier entire Kinnect unveil (prerecorded with actors pretending to play), Major Nelson said that the DRM feature was built into the system and it's not just a switch you can turn off yet all of a sudden they turned it off like a switch.

Sony fanboys can be bad when it comes to trolling forums, but MS fanboys are worse when it comes to letting MS abuse them. Keep supporting a company that doesn't care about you. Keep supporting a company that told you to deal with it and to just buy a 360 if you don't like their policies. Keep supporting a company that just removed the family game sharing feature (the only feature that would've made the system a must buy for budget gamer families.)

Wizziokid1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

"can talk to the Kinect to look something up on Bing.
I can change TV channels with voice.
I can talk via video on Skype."

I can use my computer or PS4 to google things. Who uses BING anyway??
I can change tv channels with the remote.
I can talk via video on skype on my phone, tablet or pc.

"There will be games that use Kinect, devs will support X1s camera because they know every X1 has one."

I'm not a fan of Kinect and Kinect 2 has shown me nothing special, besides I couldn't use it in my room because it's not the right set up.

"X1 has HDMI input, that's a great feature. Theres tons of stuff where this could be amazing. PS4 cant do any of that."

Ok I'm not sure if your trolling here...

"Then there is the 300 thousand cloud servers and b4 any1 chips in take a read on Eurogamer about how this could be amazing too."

Sony can easily do this if they need to / want to in the future with gaikai.

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Neixus1639d ago

people still don't realize that it uses ''power of the clouds'' (that ps4 also has) on certain games, which will require you to be allways online

Baka-akaB1639d ago

You dont even need a cloud for that , didnt you see the onslaught of mmo type of games such as division and destiny ?

What matters is offline gaming is now offline . You can't stop publishers for pushing online gaming , if that's where the money is

creatchee1639d ago

For the love of all that is holy - KINECT CAN BE TURNED OFF COMPLETELY. Why do these articles continue to refer to it as "always on"?

SDS Gamerfiend1639d ago

Kinect can't be turned off! If that's the case it shouldn't need to be connected gtfohwtbs!

creatchee1639d ago

It just needs to be connected. Probably so people don't sell it separately.

http://www.examiner.com/art...

EasilyTheBest1639d ago

They don't even intend to buy an X1, Kinect or not. Its just the latest moan about the X1.
I am happy Kinect is there from day one, it adds tons of possibilities that Sony will not be able to match.

Gaming4Ever1639d ago

I agree, there are many issues to sort out and repair yet: price, appearance and a deep lack of trust in Microsoft.

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