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Submitted by Gekko 944d ago | news

Xbox One 'Might As Well Be The Troll Box'

NowGamer: ''Xbox One developers are people too, you know.

There's no denying there's been a lot of negativity surrounding the Xbox One since, well, way before it was even revealed and was rumoured to have the always-on DRM.

But now that Microsoft is flip-flopping on its policies, one anonymous Xbox One developer has taken to Reddit for an AMA, revealing a surprising amount of candid detail.'' (Xbox One)

Insomnia_84  +   944d ago
And he ends it trolling!

"We'll say this though, Troll Box is a much better name."

Need4Game  +   944d ago
Troll Box? Sure Why not.
aiBreeze  +   944d ago
Nah troll box doesn't do it justice.. Xbox Derp would be a more fitting name. Really do hope they turn things around but as it stands, PS4/PC for me next gen.
mewhy32  +   944d ago
I wonder how Activision feels about how the PR has gone for Microsoft? I mean the next COD dlc will first release on xbone. I bet they wish they'd made that deal, instead, with Sony.
Sitdown  +   944d ago
If the general conscious is that Microsoft always pays for exclusive content, why would Activision feel any different? The money is already in the bank, and people will still purchase dlc content on the ps4. So they win matter what...... there bigger concern should be the Battlefield series.
JerkDaNerd_  +   943d ago
How was this article approved in the first place?!
Insomnia_84  +   944d ago
And speaking of trolling, this is hilarious! !

lol people have too much free time in their hands!
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sak500  +   944d ago
Xbox one will get the step child treatment coming gen like PS3 got this gen. I doubt it will catch a break till way after launch.
FanboyCrusher  +   944d ago
Taking in a Reddit account as "proof" with no real proof at all, that says something about this "journalist". It's not a troll box, but it sure likes to flip flop around.
Thehyph  +   944d ago
Agree. This article is in no way informative, and it will only be misconstrued to become a war of fanboys.
The best thing to do is to move on to the next post.
FanboyCrusher  +   944d ago
The next post is the same thing, that's all this site is. Flame bait after flame bait put up so the enormous amount of Sony fanboys can smother, and silence anyone with valid criticisms and opinions. I'm second guessing my coming here, to have disagree's with my comment just shows how stupid the user base is. They'll take things with no evidence as fact as long as it's bashing Microsoft, but if it's Sony then by God it must be fake, also it's Don Mattrick in disguise. These people are literally uncompromising with their faith to Sony. They could have done what the Xbox One did with DRM and they would defend it to their dying breath. I'll have to follow your comments, seems you're one of the few people that knows what the hell logic is.
devwan  +   944d ago
Someone needs a hug...
n4rc  +   943d ago
Couldnt agree more..

Its the same crap on every thread.. Ms devs and engineers are all lying while cerny preaches the word of god..

It really does lead me to believe its mostly kids on here acting like this.. Ones that don't understand how business works..

If you are a grown intelligent person that believes Sony is all about your happiness while ms wants to bankrupt you and rape your dog.. Well.. I don't know what to tell you..

This is big business.. Your happiness only matters if it will directly lead to profits.. Activision/cod are proof enough of that..

I'm not saying Microsoft cares about you.. They don't.. But either does Sony.. They will all bs you to increase sales
Thehyph  +   944d ago
I feel bad for anyone in PR or feedback from Sony or Microsoft. Having to weed out the fanboy crap to find constructive comments must be terrible.
aiBreeze  +   944d ago
Don't think Microsoft employee people to look at fan feedback tbh. For Sony it's easy games games = happy fans.
gamertk421  +   944d ago
Still day one!
horndog  +   944d ago
Damn phucking right! Day one on TWO of them. Managed to lock another one down. Can't wait
JBSleek  +   944d ago
Same here.
n4rc  +   943d ago
Hell yeah.. Got my preorder in barely after e3 shut down..

Nothing I read on here is changing my mind
n4rc  +   943d ago
How the hell do I get a disagree for THAT?!

Screw you fanboys.. Lol
vigilante_man  +   943d ago
Let's face it - there were plenty left to pre-order after E3!!!

Glad you got the system you wanted but common, you were in a minority at the time. Good for you sticking to your guns though..
Jdoki  +   944d ago
Even if this 'dev' is a bogus account this quote sums up the opposite of what MS have done.

"He said: "Engineering practices have taught us there are always trade offs. We lay out all the benefits of different policies and figure out what we have to give up in order to obtain those benefits."

MS never laid out the benefits to consumers. The message they gave was negative, it was apologetic, it made them look like money grubbing weasels.

If they had shown titles which took advantage of the DRM benefits then the public feeling might have been more positive...

As MS did not do this, there can only be a couple of assumptions to make.

1. No games currently exist that really showed off the 'benefits' of DRM


2. There are no benefits.

I can actually see some benefits to an always on console, and to be honest it was the only real differentiator between the XB1 and the PS4. Now the XB1 just looks like a slightly lower spec but $100 more expensive console compared to the PS4. Sure it has a good looking launch line up - but so did the 360. But it only took 2.5 years before the games dried up.
iceman06  +   943d ago
I couldn't have said it better. This nameless, faceless dev has potentially given us more insight into the reasoning behind the decisions than the console makers themselves. That says VOLUMES about how much MS really considered their terms of confidence. They were riding high on numbers without consideration for how these numbers are actually people; people opinions and valid concerns about the future of their favorite console and the industry as a whole.
nosferatuzodd  +   944d ago
just when i think the negativity is done xbone manage to prove me wrong..
ChipdiddyChip  +   944d ago
This is the only site were I ever see negative xbox one articles.
Vip3r  +   943d ago
From Xbox 360 to Xbox Troll With Me.
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vigilante_man  +   943d ago
His last comment lost all his credibility when he mentioned that whatever the management decide is fine by him.

Good decisions are good decisions, and bad decisions are bad decisions - no matter who makes them!

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