After all of the noise we gamers made over the past week, Microsoft decided to finally change its DRM policy regarding the Always Online nature of the Xbox One. But will it be enough to sway a hardcore PC gamer back to Xbox?
Great kinect can be disabled, but wait, what was the point of buying it again?
Because its MANDATORY still.
like its a bad thing. I prefer something to be a standard pack-in than an after thought. it gets more support knowing that everyone has one. Like sony making a hdd mandatory in the ps3 was a benefit that MS treated as an after thought. granted we are talking about a camera but the idea is still the same. when devs know that everyone who buys the system has one, they can implement support for it in one way or another. If they dont know if everyone has one, then they have to gear their project for the least common denominator with tacked on support for those who may have one. I really want sony to change their mind and include the new pseye as part of the ps4. they could do it and keep the price the same seeing as they are also the company producing them and know what everything costs.
Pretty sure that was a rumour; http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
Article is wrong, MS didn't give a **** about the "noise" a bunch of people made on forums, they changed this cause of the bad pre-orders, media going nuts, and getting completely humiliated by Sony at both E3 and the Jimmy Fallon show.
they didnt drop it yet still need the patch..plus they can always bring back drm anytime they want with a simple update
Microsoft may have dropped the DRM but they have burnt a bridge with fans and left a sour taste with them as well. Unless Microsoft drops Kinnect im still not swayed into buying an XboxOne. I honestly don't like my console watching me its creepy like a perv sitting in a tree with binoculars wearing an owl costume staring at people. They haven't won me over with any decent titles and the tv portion of XboxOne is useless to me. The Canadian goverment is anal when it comes to the channels and licenses so I won't get half that stuff up here. Only game I want as of right now is Killer Instinct and I am not going to buy a console for one game. If Microsoft were smart they would make a 360 version of the game and I would play that.
I bet with the camera on PS4 you can wave at your tv and tell it what to do also. So i dont see a point in Kinect...It copied Eye Toy. I dont ever want it. I'll wait to see what the XBone can offer me later in its life.
Kinect copied eyetoy? Now if you said vision camera copied eyetoy I could possibly roll with you. But Kinect copied eyetoy?
You do realize taht the Eyetoy has been in development before Xbox 360 was. I also believe there is a PS2 Version...
@Software_Lover hmmm lets seeeee: http://www.youtube.com/watc... @Software_Lover, Again Kinect copied eyetoy = simple fact...
Again............wow some of you are dense. I will say it slower this time. If you said the Xbox 360 vision camera copied eyetoy I could roll with you. Kinect is different. eyetoy/vision camera only used motion. That speech segment in the ^^^ video used a microphone plugged into the ps3. Nothing to do with the camera. Kinect uses voice and motion. Kinect tech, if you can call it that, was not even built by Microsoft. Not bashing Microsoft or Sony but some of you are so quick to defend something that doesn't need defending. What kinect does, with coding and everything, eyetoy/vision camera cant do. You have to write your own code for eyetoy/vision camera to work. You need a separate microphone for speech to work, and it still doesn't function with the system. Kinect functions with the entire Xbox 360 system. If a dev wants to use Kinect voice, Its simple API. They dont have to worry about starting code from scratch, unlike the eyetoy/vision cam. Do you guys get it now.
Lol oh man the last part of the video was funny lol
i lol @ microsoft. their entire E3 was a failure. they got stick from fans and journalists. the Xone comes with a blu-ray player.....i thought blu-ray wasnt needed? i thought it was going to die? i thought the next console was going to be all digital? anyone remember that MS said all this BS when the PS3 launched.... dropping DRM means nothing. people will have to pay $100 more for a console missing half the advertised features. why would anyone in their right minds buy a xone? basically reversing DRM policy just made watching the E3 conference a waste of time coz everything advertised will now be missing.
i thought blu-ray wasnt needed? That was this gen. I played thousands of games that were not on Blu-ray. Something being needed and making things better are different.
The console is digital, with the retail option. Every game released for the console will have a DD release, same day. I do understand where you are coming from though.
People complained they removed it. Now people complain that they removed it and should have never had it. Like I said before if you hate M$ you will find a reason to complain. If the xbox one had 1000 exclusives, 12 gigs of ram, a 2 TB HDD, No Kinect, Free online, and Free games you guys would still complain.
no if it had all that i would get it
LOL... this guy thinks it was the backlash from the public that changed MS's attitude. It was the retailers. MS doesn't give a crap about the general public. They know they can brainwash through marketing. But they can't have retailers not carrying their product because it hurts their used game profits.
You whats funny? This dude actually thinks Micronerd co gives a flying fuck what you think as a consumer. They looking out for themselves and making the max profits they can get outta you. Alot of people need to get they head out of their ass and go outside and expierence the world...no one gives a fuck about you. Who to say that the xbox1 won't go back using DRM, cuz they already said the xbox1 was MADE AND ENGINEERED WITH DRM IN MIND. Stupid computor nerds
I still don't get why you would chose it over any other platform. It's the most expensive console but isn't the most powerful, it isn't supporting the booming indie market like everyone else, it still requires kinect and internet(for initial patch)nearly everything is locked behind gold, you cannot upgrade your HDD, and their philosophy is just so damn anti-consumer and money grabbing it's ridiculous
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