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Why I'm Glad the Xbox One Has It's Features and Problems

The Xbox One was announced back in May, and not many people were impressed. In fact, Microsoft had to go as far as to add fake applause to their presentation. The Xbox One has so many restrictions and silly features that: I'm actually glad they're doing it all.

Now before you think to yourself "he's for the Xbox. Boo him", I'm not. I've yet to explain myself, so here goes.

There are A LOT of developers and publishers who have said, in the past, that online will be the future, digital will be the future (I specifically remember Remedy Entertainment looking forward to the digital age (I still love you Remedy, and I can see where you're coming from...) and low and behold, Microsoft have ACTUALLY listened to them... the developers/publishers, not us of course.

So why am I glad of this? Because somebody has to take the fall. If nobody actually goes out there and shows us just exactly how much of a bad idea this whole idea is, we may never know what our gaming future would be like. Maybe once developers/publishers and even consumers realise this was all just a big mistake, they'll start looking into the real ways to get their audience, and trust me, it won't be through restrictions, gimmicks and online capabilities.

Between November and January, we'll finally get to see just what this "online digital age" will bring. And honestly... I think it'll be hell. We'll have people having connection issues, we'll have people disconnect unexpectedly and then their game stops working (maybe they won't even know they've disconnected either), we'll even have people buying an Xbox One and they won't even know of all it's restrictions and how heavy it relies on the internet.

Unless you're with Sony, meaning gaming is going to be awesome for you.

I guess I better say goodbye to my years of hard work on my gamerscore.

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SilentNegotiator1735d ago

You gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet. Unless you like eating egg shells. And some people are begging to be fed egg shells.

When people see that it's so restrictive and they can't play it for this or that reason, Xbox One will undoubtedly get a terrible name, loads of lawsuits, plenty of returns of hardware, etc.

Kran1735d ago (Edited 1735d ago )

Exactly. Although I will feel sorry for all those who buy it, but then they bought it so they were willing to take the fall.

It'll just be interesting to see how it all pans out too.

Donnieboi1735d ago

@SilentNegotiator: VERY well said

Godmars2901735d ago

They can't be sued: its in the user agreement.

SilentNegotiator1735d ago (Edited 1735d ago )

They can be SUED, just not likely DEFEATED. ToS don't ALWAYS win in court if the judge decides that it legally is outrageous and out of line enough to still break the law.

dedicatedtogamers1734d ago

Yeah, people think the internet outrage means nothing (funny, considering how the Xbox One requires an internet connection...)

But I will concede that many of the people who are raging about Xbox One are educated gamers who really dig into the details. However, once the "unwashed masses" buy Xbox One and start running into brick wall after brick wall (can't lend my games? Can't rent my games? WHAT!?!? I can't play my games because my internet is down?) the Xbox One's reputation is going to take another massive hit.

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HammadTheBeast1735d ago

See this is where you're wrong. It's not about "taking the fall".

Microsoft is feeding some mad bull**** to people about "the digital age". We've already had and are in the digital age with online games being bought, Steam and the rest.

What they've done, is twist this to bite the consumer.

You can do all the stuff the Xbox One does, without any of the bull****.

Welcome to the PS4 (and even Wii U to an extent).

bobtheimpaler1735d ago

Not to forget that for the past year Sony have had same day digital releases, or at least quick to put digital versions with store updates.

Point is Steam and PSN are already doing a lot for digital downloads. MS placing these restrictions on both digital and physical copies is just ridiculous. Why put up with these hurdles on X1 when they don't exist on other platforms?

Kran1735d ago

I already have a ps3 and wii u so i dont need welcoming ;D

LoveOfTheGame1735d ago

Actually steam is download only. Xbox One is using the 24 hour check in mainly to verify that your disc based games are legit.

They are bringing the appeal of downloads, no disc required to play, while still allowing people to trade and play used games. Kinda the best of both worlds thing. 24 hour check in sucks but for that case it is understandable.

BitbyDeath1735d ago

Didn't Sony already take that same fall with the PSP-Go?
Repeating it is just a dumb move.

PopRocks3591735d ago

Not necessarily. While I guess you can draw comparisons, Sony just made a platform that could play PSP games exclusively as downloads. It's not nearly as ridiculous as what Microsoft is pulling. Downloadable games; you know what you're buying and generally what you can do with it.

What Microsoft is doing is taking the current model and trying to restructure in it in such a way where gamers have absolutely no ownership of their content whatsoever. It's all restrictions based on THEIR word and that simply does not fly.

BitbyDeath1735d ago

Yea, i agree.
It isn't a 1:1 in comparison but in terms of testing a digital future. Sony tried and most people just aren't ready for it.

Kran1735d ago

I suppose, but the handheld market and console market are slightly 2 different things, so lets see how it plays out in the homes of many.

iliimaster1735d ago

the sad part is the moms n dads and kids who are oblivious to all these requirements and restrictions they will find out the hard way... and it happens i got the new madden not ever thinking they would manage to take away franchise mode after decades of consistency so i spend 60+ on madden (its the only way i can take the raiders to the SB) and i realize what they did and was disgusted to find out what they had did... so i can see someone buying this thinking no way in hell would someone put all these requirements and restrictions

stage881734d ago

All I see are problems...

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