Op-ed: Microsoft’s Xbox One roll-out shows costs of confused messaging

Kyle Orland: The past week probably hasn't gone exactly as Microsoft had hoped. More than 8 million people watched the reveal of the new Xbox One, but the general tone of the commentary from pundits and players in the days since has been overwhelmingly negative. Gamers on countless message boards and Twitter conversations are up in arms about the lack of demonstrated games, unsettled issues surrounding used games and DRM, and a host of other annoyances big and small. Mainstream columnists have focused on potential privacy concerns for the "always on" Kinect that has to be connected to the system. Investors have seemed largely unimpressed, sending Sony's stock surging while keeping Microsoft's level in the wake of the reveal.

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