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Submitted by -Mezzo- 393d ago | opinion piece

Xbox One: forgive & forget?

Metro - As GC already alluded to I previously wrote a feature that, in light of Microsoft’s unprecedented U-turn on Wednesday – or 180 which is the trend du jour – my rally call to boycott Xbox One is no longer applicable. Or is it? I shall come to that in due course. Do understand I wasn’t attempting a William Wallace style call to arms, and there was absolutely no mention of ‘freedom’. In summary, I attempted to provide justifiable reasons why we shouldn’t support Xbox One, with the aim to help intensify the pressure on Microsoft. (Xbox One)

solidmic  +   393d ago
No!!!! In fact people should demand much more from these greedy sob's while they are on the ropes. They've been gouging gamers for years!
aLucidMind  +   392d ago
Much of what gamers must demand must be done by speaking with our wallets. If we just demand it right now rather than let it be a gradual process, it could lead to gamers being incorrectly perceived as self-entitled pricks trying to bully the poor, poor corporations into respecting their customers and rewarding them for their loyalty. Which is exactly what many producers, developers, and Microsoft wants to happen because then they can just ignore our voice because they're too focused on short-term gain rather than long-term profit.
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ZBlacktt  +   393d ago
How can you forgive and forget. The XBox 360 was rushed out the door with a well known defect and cause a massive fail rate. One that marked the greatest fail rate of all time. To now this whole XBox One mess. The only reason there is no DRM and 24hr online is because Sony said it was not going to do that to it's gamers. Other wise you bet it would still be in place. Now the guy who delivered all that bad news in the first place is now jumping ship.... what a train wreck it has become.

No fanboy speak people. No one should put up with this kind of nonsense. No matter what company it is.
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Kingthrash360  +   393d ago
I agree...I look at it like I do all businesses......if I go to a restaurant and find a middle finger in my cat fish sandwich, im not gunna go back there...even if they promise my food will be finger free and its under new management....I will need some references to even consider the thought of forgiving.
ZBlacktt  +   393d ago
I agree and laughed at the example given. :D
n4rc  +   392d ago
Ummm... Forgive what?

u people seem to forget that as usual, its the vocal minority that is listened to.

Many people had no issue with what ms was doing.. Don't act like the whole world felt screwed over..

Most complaints are bullshit debunked rumors spread by fanboys.. The rest is only applicable to a small portion of consumers.. But happy consumers generally don't take to the internet

24h check for diskless play? Awesome.. Haven't been without internet in over a decade..

Kinect is part of the system, not a add on.. Can be turned off but has to be connected to stop kids from trying to sell them.. Also keeps them from having to sell them.

Poor indi support.. Who cares really? They suck 99% of the time.. They don't want their store flooded with fart apps and porn..

You can go on and on
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shivvy24  +   392d ago
If you wish to bend over , please wait in line !
B1uBurneR  +   393d ago
Forgive and remember just don't act as if things didn't get fixed afterwards. 1billion dollars for repair is nothing to scuff at. plus a several remodeled version to fix the issue. we as gamers can't deny that dmr was to help game developers to maximize revenue now we all disagree with the approach do we all disagree with the idea to help out devs?
iceman06  +   392d ago
The issue with your statement is as follows. Developers don't directly see ANY extra money unless it is negotiated up front. It is the PUBLISHERS that stood to gain from extra revenue. For Xbox, that would mostly be third parties like EA and Activision. The 1 billion dollars was nothing to scoff at. But, know that this was far from a "kind" gesture. It was to keep a more costly class action suit from going to fruition.
I'm all for helping the devs to stay afloat. I buy mostly new games. The money that I get from games goes towards more new games. But I am not at the cost of a basic and essential element of the industry...and that is choice.
JBSleek  +   393d ago
Forgive? Well no even though I find forgiving or not forgiving a consumer electronic strange.

Forget? Easily. Of course people will forget. In the coming months who cares about any of this(talking about the majority). People in general usually care when something happens for a month or so and let it wither away.
Godmars290  +   393d ago
Would have had to trust them with my "gaming experience" in the first place.

Something I honestly haven't done since the first Xbox.
NexGen  +   393d ago
I'm down for forgetting...that it even exists.
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Stryfeno2  +   393d ago
The, Atari 2600, NES, N64, Xbox, XB360, PS3 and so on...I had issues with all but from past experiences this will be another fiasco people will forgive but won't forget. The only way to get out of this rut is to deliver what your customers want.
True_Samurai  +   393d ago
I already forgave them for dmr. Forget? Nawl well hold on once I get my hands on the X1 I will forget all about that crap that tried hahaha. :-D
X1 Baby
Smoovekid  +   392d ago
You have spoken like a true fanboy.
Elit3Nick  +   392d ago
I hate how people here call anyone who buys a Xb1 a fanboy...
True_Samurai  +   392d ago
Then get off these nu+$ and move along :-)
Relientk77  +   393d ago
No & buy a PS4
jmc8888  +   393d ago
Microsoft has done no 180.

To do a 180 you have to back off ALL the issues.

So until they drop Kinect2, all they did is do a 90 degree turn.

Even then the more important thing to realize is how they treated you. They want your data. They want to control your console, your games, etc, etc.

They want you to bend over, that was their grand plan.

Well, they still are going to get your data, and exploit EVERY SINGLE xbox one user multiple time.

Hell it'll be the gift that keeps on giving for decades, and thousands of corporations, and many gov'ts will have access to the data.

What you think only the US gov't is spying on US citizens? Nope. Corporations are selling all this data to other gov'ts, and hell we let the genocidal fascist Queen Elizabeth's GCHQ in on the entire thing.
n4rc  +   392d ago
I don't know what's worse.. This tinfoil hat mentality or that people are naive enough to think if the NSA wanted your info, Sony wouldnt hand it over just as fast..

Or maybe its the arrogance to think somebody actually gives a crap about your porn habits.. Lol

The NSA can no more take over your kinect camera then they can your phone or laptop.. Get rid of it all and get your foil hat ready.. Or shut up and move along :)
Ninjews  +   392d ago
The nsa doesn't take over the camera, but they can recieve the data the kinect has gathered from Microsoft, which is what they've been doing in the past. They've also recieved data from Google, and other americqn companies.
jmc8888  +   393d ago
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jmc8888  +   393d ago
Microsoft has done no 180.

To do a 180 you have to back off ALL the issues.

So until they drop Kinect2, all they did is do a 90 degree turn.

Even then the more important thing to realize is how they treated you. They want your data. They want to control your console, your games, etc, etc.

They want you to bend over, that was their grand plan.

Well, they still are going to get your data, and exploit EVERY SINGLE xbox one user multiple time.

Hell it'll be the gift that keeps on giving for decades, and thousands of corporations, and many gov'ts will have access to the data.

What you think only the US gov't is spying on US citizens? Nope. Corporations are selling all this data to other gov'ts, and hell we let the genocidal fascist Queen Elizabeth's GCHQ in on the entire thing.
ala_767  +   393d ago
None!
MasterCornholio  +   393d ago
After all the flip flopping that they did I really can't forgive them for anything.

Motorola RAZR i
gamertk421  +   392d ago
Nothing to forgive.
Morgue  +   392d ago
Done and over with is more like it.

I cancelled Gold, sold my 360 and all my games last week for $300. I supported XBL since Halo 2 was released and had good times playing the 360 as well till it died then I was sorta done with them. Then they decided to start throwing everything behind a pay wall plus I was never really playing online and just using it in the bedroom for Netflix.

To top it off and this sounds petty but somehow they dropped my tenure from an 8 to a 5, wouldn't tell me why and they said " we never heard of this happening "

I didn't plan on buying an Xbone anyway but seeing through the smoke that MS has been billowing the past few years, I didn't want the damn thing in my apartment anymore.

Good riddance MS and I know you won't miss me, just my $60 because there'll be another sucker to take my place.
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sAVAge_bEaST  +   392d ago
We do not forgive, We do not forget, Expect Us.

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