Microsoft Blames Gaming Media For Xbox One Consumer Rage

Gaming Blend "I like to point the finger at video game journalists often. They're usually a lazy, misinformed, pro-corporate bunch who don't take the actual concerns of the community to heart. I have no love for video game journalism. However, I have been nothing but floored and substantially placed in awe at how well many gaming sites out there have handled the Xbox One situation. Microsoft is a little less enthused about the results, though."

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GameCents2507d ago

Because the media put in the DRM feature into the console right?
The tv and sports reveal didn't turn me against microsoft, it is their used game policy and 24 hour internet requirement. That has nothing to do with the media.

If they tell me that the internet requirement will be a ONE time thing everytime I install a NEW game on to the xbox then I'll change my stance.
If after 24 hours I cannot use the internet for whatever reason, I should still be able to play my game, albeit only from the disc. Problem solved.

cyguration2507d ago

24 hour check-in is required to ensure that a single gamer tag isn't being used on multiple Xbox One consoles. It's to tie-in to their used game policy.

If you let a friend play your game and you decide to go home and play on your XB1, the mandatory check-in will kick your friend out of the account and log you in.

jujubee882507d ago

Interesting than that this fluff piece (from the Huff post) all of a sudden pops up and gets torn to shreds on Neogaf:

Yeah, that's just a coincidence. :(

guitarded772507d ago

It's easier than blaming themselves.

Tong2507d ago

They really know how to complicate things. You cant play a game anywhere else but on one system when you only have one disk?

Why needed installation to the HDD and needed internet to check.

THeyre idiots.

NegativeCreep4272507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

Instead of answering critical questions like supposed used-game reactivation fees and daily online-DRM checks that could leave certain people with a new Xbox One inactive, they seem to answer random questions that nobody posed or that have already been addressed.

Microsoft is really throwing the Xbox brand name into the cess pool right now. The only redemption is to plan and execute a COMPLETE 180 degree turn in only 17 days (i.e. E3). I don't think they have enough time, even if they weren't so full of their own sh*t to realize what needs to be done.

GameCents2507d ago

Here's the solution, keep gamertags like they are now. You can only move them between storage devices and not actually copy them.
Games that have not been authenticated in 24 hours should thusly not be able to be installed on to any other console until it is authenticated. Simple.

This would mean that my game can only be played with my profile and the disc but that's better than losing the ability to game just because I don't have internet.

Yi-Long2507d ago

... And I was already angry before it was finished. They only have themselves to blame. It wa a terrible reveal for anyone who loves gaming.

DragonKnight2507d ago

I'm by no means a fan of the Xbone, but this article is kind of reaching. Using "inaccurate and incomplete" to say that Microsoft are blaming gaming media is shoddy journalism. Don't make anyone take those of us with a gripe against Microsoft look ill-informed and blindly riotous.

theBAWSE2507d ago

No game lending...

Kinect always on always watching always listening

Hmmm who to blame

nix2507d ago

MS should first thank the same "press" for making 360 what it is today. they should also thank them for hating on PS3 and everything they did.

MS should still thank some "press" who still think XB One has won the next generation. lol.

blackbeld2507d ago

"Microsoft Blames Gaming Media For Xbox One Consumer Rage
Microsoft is really pathetic.

We should al thanks the media for clearing up Microsoft evil practice.

Ghoul2507d ago

"Microsoft Blames Gaming Media For Xbox One Consumer Rage

i as enraged WHILE i watched the reveal show, and that was after 30 min allready....

please please please (dear americans) dont support such business behaviour, we can only fight it by NOT buying (supporting) it.

i addressed americans because they usually eat anything apple,google or microsoft says

isa_scout2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

I honestly have no idea why you have so many disagrees. What you stated is factual according to what most media outlets and Microsoft themselves have been saying. I'm starting to wonder if MS even knows what the hell the console does and doesn't do. In their haste to match Sonys event all they did was confuse people. I may not know what the PS4 looks like, but I know what the console does and where Sonys focus lies(on gamers)I can't say that about the Xbox One.
Also, for everyone saying to wait until E3 before you judge it, why wiat until E3??? I knew about halfway through the PS4s event that I was getting one at launch. When I watch E3 this year it will only be to see if MS can save themselves from that horrible event. When I watch Sonys it will be because I'm so excited that I want to know the exact release date and the price. In my opinion Sony already has a clear advantage going into E3.

bintarok2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

I believe both Sony and Micro have been hard at work addressing the used games issue :

It's a very sensitive matter to all gamers, not just core gamers. Off course, one can argue that XO isn't a single purpose gaming console. The greatest challenge these console makers are facing is to bring back our passion in real GAMES, not some free-to-play games from mobile market.

These 3 gaming consoles have to do well together in order to revive the gaming industry that has been seriously affected by the mobile industry. The real "threat" for console gamers is mobile gaming. What i've seen here is console gamers vs console gamers. What's your benefits of blaming a new/hybrid console that is trying to revive & expand the console market for wider audience?

hay2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

There's Microsoft for you.
Believing people have no reason on their own, and are directed by media. Well...

Though, some of the Xbox O(short for one, sounds like Aww or Ouu) services and features seem to be a hit, rathen than a miss, of course this might take some time, but we should wait for more of those. This stuff might not be that bad.

pixelsword2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

Microsoft's right:

Microsoft's used to the media kissing their butts when Microsoft releases stupid stuff like the kinect, and when it was discovered it was super laggy, instead of pointing that out, they slammed the sixaxis, which wasn't laggy

1st/2nd party devs spread hate and some of the media blows it out of proportion (EXCEPT when the bit-bag reported on Turn-10 spreading hate on a stie about GT5... good job there)

The media consistently covered their tracks when 360 games weren't up to snuff like when that one site switched need for speed vids between the PS3 and the 360, or when the media gave Final Fantasy equal scores on many game sites when the 360 version was clearly inferior, and some sites rated the 360 version HIGHER, so that for a long time the 360 version was rated higher than the PS3 version (you've always saw PS3 games suffer in ratings when the PS3 had the inferion version).

The Media put out PS3 hate articles for no reason, and those who are pro-PS3 are hammered or banned from media hubs (like Hip-Hop Gamer was banned from N4G)

Or when the 360's online would be offline they would report updates about when the 360 would be online, but when the PS3 was offline, they would do a "day by day report" of the PS3 being offline (semantics makes the difference) why aren't they doing it now?

I'm not blaming Microsoft for their attitude when the Media gave them such a wide berth, they showed no reason why they would change their attitudes.

But, I suspect, when X1 ad money starts to pour, you'll see everything go back to normal

Unless the PS4 will also use the same type of money in a similar way.

Dee_912507d ago

Thats weird considering on ps3 if another person sign into your account while you on your account it will automatically kick you off, yet theres no mandatory internet connection.What your implying is that more than 1 person can be signed in your account at 1 time until the 24 hour check in kicks one off.Your explanation makes no sense, how will they know who to kick off?

cyguration2507d ago


Harrison explained that the first account signed into or TIED to an Xbox One is the one that Microsoft will traceback to as the original account/console holder.

So, say you get back home and your friend is still logged into your account playing the game you let them borrow, when you boot up your Xbox and it does the mandatory check-in it's gonna compare the login data to the original console the account was tied to as well as the licenses tied to that account, similar to when Steam asks you for the special password when you try to login from a different computer to ensure that you're the original account holder.

Dee_912507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

Oh okay.and I guess your friend will be kicked off your account regardless after 24hrs even if you dont sign in? And you will be kicked off too if you dont have internet when that 24hr comes around and you wont be able to play your games?This doesnt make sense to me at all lol, like what if you sign in and your internet goes out, will you stay signed in (I assume you wont be able to play online) and be able to play games? So confused.It just seems like there are so many more ways to combat piracy than this.

cyguration2507d ago


Well, if the game requires a net connection you'll automatically check-in/sign-in, so you won't get kicked off so long as you're online with your account.

The mandatory check-in is just to ensure that there is no copyright abuse going on and that multiple accounts aren't accessing one game (or the same account isn't being used on multiple systems).

According to Microsoft it's up to the developers to determine what features you can access in offline mode, but essentially yes...if you don't do the mandatory check-in you won't be able to access certain content or play certain games.

Also, if your net goes out for more than 24 hours you will lose access to any features that require you to be online. It's almost very similar to the new SimCity by EA.

Gaming1012507d ago

lol All the media did was parrot exactly what Microsoft said at their event. The media tried desperately to make sense of the spun facts, the drivel, the nonsense, and the linguistic acrobatics that Microsoft's reps were using to answer basic questions.

You'd think you were talking to a bought and paid for US congressmen lol

waltercross2507d ago

@ cyguration

How the heck can you support this practice on a Console?
Imagine if your cable provider did this to your cable box, Or if a computer did this by demanding it be online to check your movie and gaming Library, Pirates will ALWAYS find a way to get a Movie/Game. This practice just inconveniences many gamers.

miyamoto2507d ago

A solid beginning may mean a perfect ending for PS4. Like Nintendo M$ body is not ready for next generation. Sony PS4 has thrown off thsir balance Since 2008. Perfect preparation by Mark Cerny.

ChrisW2506d ago

The only people who really care about anything that either MS or Sony are putting in their systems are the ones who come to sites like these and post rants about what they don't like. Other than that, the rest of the gaming community --approx 99% of gamers-- don't give a damn.

So, YUP! Gaming media and especially fanboys are always responsible for any misunderstanding, exaggeration, or fabrication of information. Because once again, no one else gives a damn.

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zeal0us2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

Microsoft have themselves to blame. They shouldn't had acted like cowards and explain these requirements in their conference officially.

Phil was saying one thing, Larry another thing, Matt also another thing and every other MS official another thing. They should've prepare themselves better before the conference. When you do a presentation you prepare yourself and others who are working with you for any question your audience might have.

cyguration2507d ago

Have you also noticed there's also a lot of pro-corporate apologists now flooding N4G running damage control for Microsoft?

Like we can't see through that.

How about MS balloon up and just be honest for once?

kwyjibo2507d ago

@cyguration - there's actually very few.

When anyone mentions homebrew though, you get an enormous throng decrying how you shouldn't even be allowed to breath on your hardware unless the platform holder agrees.

Atomicjuicer2507d ago

Your games come with an expiry date too.

Full priced and preowned games need to check in every 24 hours but they will not support these servers for more than 5 years.

At which point your older games stop working. No one is talking about this...

monkey nuts2507d ago

Atomic if that's true then Xbox is dead to me. I've gamed since the Atari days and still have most systems and games. I still like a blast now and then on my retro games as gameplay was king back then. Ahwell ms just made my budget for ps4 games ballon by a couple hundred squid.

N4g_null2507d ago

This is looking really bad for ms. Steam didn't get it this bad lol. I'm not sure games can fix this.

Vames2507d ago

I'd like to point out that Sony officials were saying different things regarding used games as well.

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MariaHelFutura2507d ago

No, the problem is... the only games the xbone has played so far is w/ it's fanbase and gamers in general.

indysurfn2507d ago

Here is the thing to not miss. Microsoft has been talking about doing this for TWO YEARS! They keep getting told NO, by the consumer. They did it again, trying, and retrying to get it past the revolt to warm us up to the idea of not having full ownership of what we paid for(and not renting). Will we eventually fall for it? I HOPE not.

But if you change your mind because Microsoft once again changed their mind consider this. Remember all those updates we have on the current systems? Ever read them? Terms and conditions can change at ANY given moment WITHOUT NOTICE. Failure to accept the new terms, and conditions, then your system will NOT be updated, and you will not be able to play on your system until you do.

Reguardless, you still can only go to monopoly approved price fixing retailers Like EB!

So say we fall asleep(let our guards down), and millions people have bought the system, and THEN Microsoft does a update, and from now on your trade ins require a fee is paid, either by you are the buyer. Or Microsoft, make the 'periodic' internet checks more frequent. They already got you! Then it will be a MAD RUSH to the retail store to trade in your xbox(one) before it is only worth $25!!!

Don't let companies take pot shots at you without holding it against them permantly. They are doing JUST like they did trying to trick us into going to war in Iraq!

Remember Sony is watching, and they have not totally committed to not having a fee for saling your game, if we let Microsoft have our money for being fools they Sony will have to charge to compete! If you sell yourself out why should you expect Sony to let Microsoft be the only company to gash you for money.

Plus they still require a internet connection to watch tv, or play a game. Are you kidding me, am I the ONLY person that noticed that you will have to have active internet watch cable, or satellite TV!

Right now when my internet goes out my cable tv still works! If I get xbox one when my internet goes out, or modemn I can't watch tv! I think this is a deal that Microsoft STRUCK with the ISP's (just speculation) to get monopoly(ops exclusive) content!

Plus they will have ILLUMINATI sight into your living room!

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Yui_Suzumiya2507d ago

Hope you got a million bubbles for this statement. All very true. Sony for life.

Rainstorm812507d ago

I think Sony has been a far more gamer friendly company, I don't know if its their roots with Nintendo or what but isn't the PS4 free to play online like the ps2 ps3 and Vita?

IMO that alone should turn heads but all this extra Kinect,DRM,Check in very anti gamer and anti gaming

I guess MS didnt learn from the Diablo / SimCity debacles

FGHFGHFGH2506d ago (Edited 2506d ago )

It worked for microsoft charging for online multiplayer. They failed trying it for pc but were successful on consoles. It's even praised as being the best online experience.

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

I blame media to!!! they should have never filmed the pos conference!! argghhh!!! lol

yes M$ attack the media!! My dream of M$ failing is coming to pass!!!

Skips2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

If I could name three companies that I would want to drop out of the gaming industry...

It would be Microsoft, EA, and Capcom. Sell all they're stuff to other companies who actually have a passion for what they do...

They are the definition of greed and bull****... I seriously don't know why fans of some of them, specifically MS (eg. Jek_Porkins, greenpowerz, maniacmayhem, Lvl_up_gamer etc.) love to just get bent over and take it in the *** with all their crappy policies, TV garbage/gimmicks, and bull****. : /

Unfortunately, MS dropping out might never happen. But this is a start!

irepbtown2507d ago

I would hate to see Microsoft fail.

There are really only 3 consoles one would buy, Wii, Playstation and Xbox. I've already put a deposit down for the PS4, I've owned every past Playstation console/portable (apart from Vita).

However what I would hate the most is to see the competition completely diminished. The Wii U will not realistically compete with the PS4/Xbox One especially when it comes to hardcore games and if Microsoft fails (along with Xbox), what will be Sony's competition?

I believe firms improve and thrive when there's competition. If there isn't not only would prices increase, quality most likely won't be as good. Just look at this gen, Microsoft and Wii were pretty strong early on, Sony upped the game the past few years. They still have more games like The Last of Us coming and Multiplats like GTA V.

Xbox One doesn't look too bad, still a lot to be seen. Hopefully some new IP's during E3. I don't think the Xbox One will deter me from the PS4 at all, I just hope it does well.

slpknt6sic62507d ago

Whats funny about this is everyone was saying to wait for e3 to see if the rumors were true since microsoft kept dancing around questions. Its confirmed that the rumors are all true now. They could have easily denied them but they go and blame the media. Lol pathetic.

UltraNova2507d ago

Dont know about you, but if MS comes out of this fiasco unscathed just as they did with RROD and the lack of support for hard core gamers for 2 years now I will never ever complain about anything again...

kenshiro1002507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

I just want to say that the picture for the article was funny as h*ll.

But the fact that Microsoft is blaming the media for consumer outrage is hilarious. They brought this upon themselves.

stage882507d ago

Microsoft: Blaming others for their mistakes

ickysweat772507d ago

Yep, just like they blamed windows 8 debacle on the laptop companies. Yet again, they try to force their future vision down our throats, instead of actually doing their homework to find out what we actually want. And yet again, they have failed miserably. Just like the majority of consumers did not want windows 8 to revolve the stupid metro (recent reports show hardly anyone even uses metro on windows 8, surprise surprise), most people did not want a system that revolves around waving your arms and talking to your tv, requires internet connection once a day and infringes on their ability to loan/give games to friends. Microsoft is the king at trying to force their vision of the future and while being completely ignorant about what their own consumer base likes.

DoctorXpro2507d ago

Majority the people complaining on this website are sony fans who never intended to buy an xbox one,

I play alone and never sell my games -> im ok with that

Im always online when I play -> so im ok with that

I NEVER care about indie games -> 97% lacks quality

NEVER cared about specs because will buy both consoles

Very happy with what ive seen apart from the lack of games but e3 is on the way

the only thing I hate is all this NFL and NBA crap all the time no Football(EU) or rest of the word focus

dragonyght2507d ago

Lol blame Sony fans for every MS stupidity. For once i like to see you guyz blame Nintendo fans or PC or Sega or Gizmodo or Atari fans I mean I like to think that any gamer with a sane mind would put up with MS businesses practices.

If any if this become the norm God forbid other publisher might follow through thinking that gamers are OK with this so yeah we have the right to voice our opinions

ickysweat772507d ago

I'm a xbox and xbox 360 owner and I disagree with every one of your stances(except the NFL and NBA stance). I also know that corporations will pull every trick in the book to fleece you of every dime you have if they can get away with it. It is common practice to release statements about policy/features/ or pricing changes and then monitor consumer backlash. Then they decide if the amount of backlash is great enough to override the profits gained from new features/policies/pricing. If so, they come out and say that the they were misquoted or they were misunderstood and they change it to quell the uproar. The Netflix fiasco last year is a prime example of how even Netflix fans and consumers were a part of the social media backlash that forced Netflix to cancel their new pricing plans. So, only an idiot makes a statement that the majority of people complaining must want a company to fail. This is the way for even xbox fans to voice their opinions to send a load and clear message. Being a fan of a company does not mean you have to sit back and take it up the rear. If that were so, you'd be paying a hell of a lot more for your Netflix/phone/cable/everything . If MS comes to their senses and relaxes on some of their stances, then you can thank all of these people you're complaining about.

admiralvic2507d ago

You know the difference between being informed and being ignorant is? You objectively think about things and make a rational choice based off logic.

I play alone and never sell my games -> Many people do, Are you saying their needs / wants are trivial because it doesn't affect you? Even if you're not trying to, that's the message you're giving. Resale doesn't hurt, affect or hinder your desires, so why accept something that only hurts other consumers?

Im always online when I play -> Not everyone has internet connection 24/7 and again, the checks existing or not don't affect you, so why accept them?

I NEVER care about indie games -> If you don't care about indie games, how do you know that practically all of them lack quality? Also a lot of people like indie games because they try new things and are willing to overlook a drop in quality for a cheap and interesting experience.

NEVER cared about specs -> Specs really aren't the biggest deal, but when you offer a weaker product with consumer unfriendly policies, it certainly isn't a selling point.

People like you need to learn that a lot of people are angry at losing rights / seeing others get screwed and ultimately take a stance against it. Like I've bought maybe 10 used games this generation and am online with no interest in most indie games, but there are people that will get screwed by this, which is unacceptable. Not like it's unreasonable to keep things as they're versus giving companies all the control.

Sideras2506d ago

Sony fans? All I've been seeing are pissed of Xbox fans voicing their disgust with whom they've supported for 7 years if not longer.

You play alone and never sell you games. Well guess what so do I, mostly, doesn't mean I'm ok with it. There's famine and sickness that people die from on a daily basis in Africa, it doesn't affect me but that doesn't mean I'm ok with it.
So the same way you decide what world you want to live in, the same way you deciede what kind of a fucking buissnes landscape you want.

You never cared about indie games because 97% lack in quality... Right how many indie games have you played again? And 97%, really? Sound alot like you're pulling that out of your corporate cum covered asshole tbh.

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UnHoly_One2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

I really fail to see how this is such a HUGE deal to everyone.

I get that some people can't get internet at all, and I have no idea how this will affect them, but for everyone else, what difference does it make?

Do you unplug your 360 from the internet for days at a time now? If so, why? If not, then why would you start doing it with the XB1?

I get that people don't like feeling like they are having something "taken away" from them, but seriously, unless you are trying to do something you shouldn't be doing (like pirating games), then how is this going to affect you negatively?

I just find myself very confused at all the outrage. It's like everyone is just looking for a reason to bitch about something.

My point is, for the average person, you are going to hook your console up to the internet, and this is never going to affect you in any way whatsoever. Most people probably won't ever even realize that any restriction exists because it will never affect them at all.

IRetrouk2507d ago

Not just about the internet checks mate, what about the used game fees? I would trade 90% of my games in after im finished with them, does this mean i wont get as much for them? What about the people buying them? Do they get them cheaper because they have to pay a fee on top of what they have already payed for? Its so confusing at the min to be honest and microsoft could really do with clearing it all up.

ickysweat772507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

Remember the Playstation outage that lasted 24 days? Guess what, if an attack like that happens on the Xbox One, you will not be able to play any of your games for 23 of those days (offline or online). Unlike you, many people think that is a HUGE deal.

"I get that people don't like feeling like they are having something "taken away" from them, but seriously, unless you are trying to do something you shouldn't be doing (like pirating games), then how is this going to affect you negatively? "

Many gamers like lending games to each other because not everyone has the money or desire to buy all the games. It is like saying that you cannot lend a CD or DVD to a friend so they can use it for a while. I give most of my used games to my niece's kids who are always so excited and happy to get more games. This effects me and them negatively and I don't pirate games. You are way over simplifying things.

Most people I know who tried or owned a Kinect, hated waving their arms around and talking to the xbox, and believe that Kinect is a huge waste of time and are very upset that MS has chosen to focus so dominantly on Kinect (Ryse is the first revealed exclusive and it's Kinect based, go figure). These people find that Kinect is a gimmick and and the games for it suck. These loyal customers feel like if they have been betrayed by MS after supporting their xbox brand for so many years, just to see MS turn around and kick them to the curb by focusing on the bullcrap like Kinect, the entertainment aspects of tv and sports fantasy, and other family oriented entertainment. So the core gaming xbox crowd is not happy with this route MS has chosen and would like to see almost a decade of loyal support be rewarded instead of completely dismissed like never even existed. So, have fun with all the new Kinect games coming out.

Having the technology built in to Kinect so that it can monitor the # of people in the room to see if xbox needs to charge you more for the content, is a direction and possible outcome to this whole "Kinect has to be on for the xbox to work" issue (hence their patent for just that).


you clearly don't understand.. if you have not got it by now I have a feeling you never will.

maybe you have never had you ISP go out or had to lend a game to a friend for a few days, they may seem like little things but the point is taking them away does not make our experience better, it makes it worse and when your competition is offering something better that does not take away but only adds more, why the hell would I support the worse experience.

I have been an xbox fan for a very long time right from the first box. However I like to look at things objectively and quite simply I don't see ANY upside to anything MS is trying to do.

Lending a game to my brother to play for a few weeks was never a problem or anything illegal until MS thought it would be a good idea to make it so.

I know plenty of friends who have 360's and they all feel the same.

UnHoly_One2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

My point is, though, we don't know for sure how any of this will work.

Lending games, for instance. I don't really believe that they are going to make somebody pay for the whole game (or even a fee) to borrow a game from your buddy.

But, since everything is installing and you don't need the disc to play, they need to have a way for it to invalidate your copy of the game, so you can't loan it to somebody and then you can both play it at once.

I truly believe that they haven't fully decided how they are going to implement this for every situation. I think they put in the framework that allows them to do anything they want, but they will ultimately decide what to do when they are closer to launch.

And I also believe they could totally flip on us and change that policy down the road, IE: no fees now, but then in 3 years when they install base is huge, they flip the "borrowed game fee" switch, once they figure they have enough people "locked in" that nobody will make too big of a deal out of it.

Or perhaps it will be on a case by case basis, like Sony said they were going to do. They said they were going to leave it up to the publishers, right? So maybe the XB1 is doing the same thing.

I totally agree that they should come out and say SOMETHING.... ANYTHING at this point has to be better than letting every single game site on the internet throw around speculation and badmouth them without knowing the whole story.

Edit: Forgot to respond to the PSN outage thing. I hadn't considered that option, and you are totally correct. My only potential response to that is that Xbox Live is monstrous compared to PSN, and I would imagine they would have a way to make it function in a limited capacity, even if only to do the verifications and keep people playing.

As forward thinking as MS has been with Xbox Live since the start, I would have to believe they would think of something as a backup in case of a failure.

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UnHoly_One2506d ago

Sideras, that was uncalled for. Not only was it an immature personal attack directed at me, it was also completely baseless.

I wasn't defending MS or agreeing with them in any way, just expressing confusion over the outrage about something that will likely have little to no effect on most people here.

I'm sorry you misunderstood my intentions.

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DigitalRaptor2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

Oh right, you mean like you give your ass up to Microsoft on a daily basis?

Listen, if you don't think even Xbox fans are also complaining en masse (and rightfully so), about MS disgusting anti-consumer policies and their lack of focus on gaming for a GAMING console reveal, you are deluded.

fr0sty2507d ago

"You're not mad because our policies with the new Xbox One are crap, you're just mad because of the way those darn journalists worded it. They didn't sugar coat it enough and toss enough spin on top of it like we do when we tell it to you, so you got all butthurt about it."

Retroman2507d ago

less we forget all this is for preventing PIRATING remember guys?? but in the long long its a pain. everytime you install a new game need internet requirement or after 24 hours you can not use the internet.

AzaziL2507d ago

Hell even requiring an internet connection to play the game the first time is still a drag.

Bought BO:2 at midnight, wasn't able to play multiplayer until the next day, not because of my internet, but because of their servers.

Simcity, don't get me started with that one.

Diablo III, error 37 for the first week.

Battlefield 3, rubberband lagfest on launch day.

TL;DR = The only games I've enjoyed after a midnight launch were the ones that didn't have an online component or require an internet connection to play.

JBallerX2507d ago

A used game policy that Sony looks to be adopting as well.

evilkillerk2507d ago

you do not need to be connected to the internet all the time. Also the used game policy has not been fully disclosed but when interviewed,his wording made it seem that games would be licensed on the xbox meaning other people in your home can lay the game as well. As for the used game policy itself, is still up in the air, most likely their will be a questioning about whether or not you bought the game used and if a fee is applied it will be minimal.

Muffins12232507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

I hate the next xbox...but not because of dmr.The only people i can see getting mad at dmr are the people who pirate....and sure every once in a year your wifi dose not work or something and at worst it is for a day or 2......and sure dmr failed with sim city because there servers crashed,but Microsoft are prepared for this and has allot of servers so they will be fine... i think dmr will finally be the catalyst to stop pirating :) Plus im sure the ps4 will have some form of dmr or always online to a degree.Sony even said that the ps4 downloads games while its off.Even steam requires always online...

NextGen24Gamer2507d ago

It doesn't matter that Sony Fanboys are yelling the loudest on the internet and paining a doom and gloom outlook for the Xbox ONE. Fact of the matter is, it's the #1 most wanted item on Amazon in the USA and the UK.

Just like the xbox 360 was! Great news for Real Gamers! Don't let the small few, paint a picture that is COMPLETELY inaccurate when it comes to MOST GAMERS.

I'm getting a good laugh when the army of Sony Fans paint a gloomy picture for the xbox one and how they won't buy it. LOL....

After all the rants & raves...It's #1 most wanted on Amazon in the USA & in the UK...WOW.. It's only the few LOUD MOUTHS that make it seem like people aren't excited about the xbox one. Fact of the matter is, people are excited...Thus the #1 spot.

Thank goodness 99% of consumers don't post comments on this site...

DoesUs2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

Thats right, they're posting the same negative comments on all the OTHER gaming sites.

Don't try and gloss over whats been a shambolic reveal its been.

But, N4G knows of your love affair with MS, dating back...well dating back from when you started out as Topgamer.