Microsoft reminding gamers that they’ve done a “180″ on DRM for the Xbox One, sends newsletter

Microsoft reminding gamers that they’ve done a “180″ on DRM for the Xbox One, sends newsletter

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xHeavYx1437d ago

The top of the letter, instead of saying "We designed the Xbox One to be your Xbox One", it should say "we changed our stupid policies for you to pre-order our console"

The_Infected1437d ago (Edited 1437d ago )


At least you speak the truth.

blitz06231437d ago

LOL I thought they actually wrote "We went 180" or something like that. Then proceeded to rename it to Xbox 180 and sent a newsletter

shoddy1437d ago

I never thought MS is this dumb to think thier fans would take what ever bullshit that MS give them.

it get so bad that I feel sorry for xbox fans this generation.

vigilante_man1437d ago

Sometimes it is better to not highlight your recent gaffs and just get on with it. Why remind gamers you nearly screwed them over?

It does reek of desperation. If your product is great it will sell. Stop chasing people!

SilentNegotiator1437d ago (Edited 1437d ago )

And do I detect a hint of minty freshness?

It only reads as anything but a straight-forward ad to anyone but informed gamers that know about the original incarnation of Xbox One.

JokesOnYou1437d ago

This is old but good for them. Play games.

The_Con-Sept1437d ago

Have we really done that much trauma to their entire market share by simply expressing a truth about us?

I hate it when a company throws out trust in their consumers. This is why I don't even consider the Xbox one a gaming console. It does not matter about the 180 stories they keep coming out with. What matters most is their view on us. And because their first impression took us by, not just a little but, a huge shock. I can no longer consider the Xbox brand because of their distrust in us as a possible consumer.

Elvfam5111437d ago (Edited 1437d ago )

Well they should of wrote how much the console sucks and go buy a ps4 instead lol

indysurfn1437d ago (Edited 1437d ago )

The real bad thing about this is they are ADVERTISING something that is revoked, but at least one of their executives says will come back. When the time is right (as soon as they reach a few million sold).

I can see it now, 10 share limit! Good news we now have the 10 share feature(limit) back. Bad news you already lent your game out too many times. It can't be checked back in to your machine, your friend owns it now!

Good news you now can trade your game in to a approved retailer (for a fee). Not you! mom and pops, screw you! PS we are STILL not sharing the fee with developers and publishers we just use them as a excuse to talk you into not protesting paying a trade in fee for something you 'own', and being told where you can sell it at(is that price fixing?)!

Good news it took us a few years to sell enough to bring back the 24 hour check in. Bad news xboxtwo will be out in one year, and we will shut down the severs, just like we did for the original xbox. Meaning your xboxone will not have any severs to check into in another year. Just buy the next xbox, or a 360!

UnholyLight1437d ago

Also gotta mention, you guys are saying this is desperate?? It's a newsletter sent out (much like Sony is doing with the PS4) to remind you of the features the Xbox One has.

Did we all forget how you guys were red flagging Microsoft for having bad marketing skills?? Is this not super clear, concise, and very informative for people to understand.

Next Microsoft is going to announce a white Xbox One nd you'll find something negative to say there too!

Meanwhile, Sony hears infinite praise. I'm buying both day one, but it's not going to surprise me in the slightest when a couple years down the road Sony or Microsoft or both at the same time will bring back the same policies the Xbox One was going to do originally.

100% guaranteed.

ShwankyShpanky1436d ago (Edited 1436d ago )

"Is this not super clear, concise, and very informative for people to understand."

Yes, it is. What's unfortunate is that the implied premise is a dirty, dirty lie.

"We designed the Xbox One to be your Xbox One..."

Let's not kid ourselves with semantics and word games... This is a flat out dirty lie. We all how that the current policies they've spun themselves into are far from what they intended when "[they] designed the Xbox One."

P.S. Funny they didn't add "YOUR choice to use our data-harvesting camera."

P.P.S. Funnier... "YOUR schedule...walk the dog, check the score. With Xbox One you can suspend and resume gameplay instantly, even in the middle of a battle." I do think suspend/resume is pretty neat, if they let you use Netflix or play another game or go into standby mode and then instantly resume the first game, but that line basically just describes the 'pause' button.

mewhy321436d ago

wow. It sounds pretty desperate.

CuddlyREDRUM1436d ago

They are clarifying their desperation and consumer disconnect.

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Comnnsence1437d ago

Wow, talk about desperation. Too bad whoever buying the console is going to be plaque with issues and another "One" of the letters is going to generate. I'll wait for my PS4 and 3 years after the 360 is official dead to get an Xbone. Until then, keep the damage control going.

darthv721437d ago

please elaborate on the "issues" people will be plagued with.

i'm genuinely intrigued.

pompombrum1437d ago

^^^Adverts all over their home screen despite whether they're gold members or silver.. just to get the ball rolling.

darthv721437d ago

@above...those arent issues. their annoyances. by issues i figured comnsence was eluding to something more.

Comnnsence1437d ago

@dartgv72 why would I elaborate on something that you and Andre hundred more individuals are in denial about?

thoract1437d ago


I think the 360 probably has another year at most with the way MS is supporting it. Also I'll bet you they are going drop it like the first xbox, once the xbone comes out.

maniacmayhem1437d ago

I would like to know the issues too. I think these are made up issues from the sony camp once again spreading their FUD.

@ Angels
PS4 also has a pay wall

Adverts? Another myth spread by the sony camp. These so called adverts are actual content that can be found or purchased on Xbox Live.

MS has already said that they will be supporting the 360 for another 3 years. That's 10 years of the 360 just like Sony's plan.

Wow....there are sure a lot of fanboyism spreading on this site.

gwumper9871437d ago

@ Maniacmayhem while the ps4 does have a pay wall, the only thing it effects is online multiplayer, video services and free to play are still totally free.
Also a large chunk of the advertising on the current dashboard is for tv shows and I have also seen soft drink advertisements (I am a 360 owner of 7 years)

UnholyLight1437d ago


I don't understand the dislikes on your comment. You speak the 100% truth and I can verify. I own an Xbox 360 and the "adverts" involve 1 actual advertisement in the corner which is usually Xbox content related or UFC or whatever big even that is upcoming...the rest is content like on my PS Vita where it's got ads for games or 50% off of season passes.

I can't stand the false info that Sony kids are passing around these days and the perception that they've led people to believe.

I sincerely hope the community is a lot better when I get my PS4 (and Xbox One) on day 1.

This is getting really old people, just speak the truth and let people decide. Or actually educate yourself first and take a peak around Xbox Live and the Xbox dashboard.

KillerPigeon1436d ago


-Indeed the PS4 does contain a pay wall. But lets not play cloak and dagger with this, the two systems are doing it differently. To give the short explanation, MS is hiding all online related content behind the pay wall.

-It's technically still advertising, fair enough it's not a tedious bunch of Kool-aids latest repertoires, or a massive banner blocking my screen for 5 minutes (At least I hope not..), but, it is still advertising.

-Similar to the way MS have been supporting the XB360 the last 3 years?

shinrock1436d ago

wow,just wow.good old n4g.

UnHoly_One1436d ago (Edited 1436d ago )

My god this is hilarious.

The funny thing is that every person on this website that is bitching about a "paywall", is the exact type of person that is going to be paying for XBL Gold or PS+ anyway. So that argument means nothing. It is a non-issue.

And lol @ advertisements being this huge terrible thing.

I guess I'm just Bass Ackwards from all of you Sony Fans, because I have never once been annoyed by an ad on my 360 dashboard.

I actually LIKE them being there.

There are countless times I've seen something on there that I didn't know had been released yet or whatever and used that terrible terrible ad as an easy way to go find what I wanted to buy. Or found out about something being on sale and saved myself money in the process. (For Example, I just bought all the Skyrim DLC for half price a week ago thanks to one of these terrible ads.)

You guys are just so used to the crap OS and store on the PS3 that you don't know what you are missing. Maybe with the PS4 Sony will bring their dashboard into the 21st century and it might be as nice as what the 360 has had since launch.

I hope so, anyway, because every six months when I decide to play something on PS3 it irritates me how awful the whole system works by comparison to the 360.

UnholyLight1436d ago


Thank you for sharing your take which is exactly how I feel about this!!

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pyramidshead1437d ago

Isn't that major nelson character traveling around some states on some rather strange apology tour? o.O. Man was their first reveal toxic, people still think the DRM radiation is still hanging about after the fallout.

UnholyLight1436d ago (Edited 1436d ago )

If you'll recall, they did the very same promo tour I believe for the Xbox 360, Kinect, and CoD MW3

Nice try though

pyramidshead1436d ago


you tried your best. But if you're gonna ask me to try again, make sure the answer isn't staring you in the face from a simple google search: