rustyshell.com: There seems to be a whole lot of "rules" surrounding Xbox ONE. Aren't consoles meant to be something you plug into your TV and play games on?
... to get MY money, that's for damn sure.
MS stands for Moneysucker.
Wow you sorta summed it up in one word lol money - it's what Microsoft wants
Yes,same as Nintendo and Sony...
Any commercial company on the world wants money. they have to pay salary's and please shareholders.
T.V. Edit: T.V. is money, money is T.V. I like trains. Woe is me.
No, they said TV but meant money.
Hey watch where your words are pointing out son
Because if it wasn't, then it would end up being consumer friendly. And we can't have that! /s
Who wants a consumer friendly console lol
cough cough "Wii U" cough....
Because they realize there is more money to be made from the general public than from gamers. Everybody has a TV, most watch it. Few game on it. It's all about percentages.
thats a good point.
The general public isn't going to pick this up, either. They already have a television. We all do. I don't understand what makes Microsoft think people outside of the industry would want this. The Wii had Wii Sports. It was something many people hadn't experienced. I'm pretty sure most people have experienced television.
Hey M$, your console is a failure and i will not be purchasing it. If your paid damage control employees are reading this #dealwithTHAT
I'm reading this, and I wish MS was paying me!
Their is nothing complicated about the xbox one. Gamers are spoiled accustom to the way jings are being done and afraid of change. Publishers have lost billions to used games and rentals.and can't continue to operste like this.some of you are new to console gaming and feel like you're being cheated.and some of us have been gming for twenty years or more but not reafy to adapt to change.
'Some of us have been gaming for twenty years'? Jesus, just how are you? I was convinced you were in your teens.
We are not afraid of change. We are afraid of never truly owning the video games we purchase. You can't put that sort of restriction on something and expect people to accept it. That's not how humans work. We can be restricted. We can even be enslaved. But it won't last forever. Sooner or later, we fight back. Massive restrictions will lead to piracy. That's how we work. Respect is something every person understands. Did prohibition teach us nothing?
"can't continue to operate like this" OH YEAH. That's why smaller publishers/devs put whole game bundles on humble bundle where you pay what you like, as low as 50c and they're not complaining are they? Meanwhile giants like EA are up in arms, yeah..no
I don't think anyone is afraid of change, I have seen many things come and go in gaming but when a change happens it is for the better in what way is anything M$ trying to pull better for gamers, this is about pure greed nothing else. I have said I buy my games new don't trade but guess what any company trying this will never see a penny from me and i'm sure there are many people who will do the same. Hell if I'm going to just give my rights away, stuff you M$ and any other company that tries this.
Comcast(MS) & Co are spoiled and accustomed to the way things are being done and afraid of change. Customers have lost millions to monthly fees and leasing and can't continue to pay mounting costs like this. Some of you who who have been stuck with a single ISP feel like you're being cheated. Some of us have been more than ready for ISP's to adapt to change. Good thing Google's(Sony&Nintendo ) actually cares about their customer's wants & needs with Google fiber.
"Publishers have lost billions to used games and rental" Links please. Actual numbers preferably and not some publisher corporate mouthpiece. Also, you can post them here given that you have bubbles now, please don't bother PM'ing me again with your MS PR nonsense.
To be honest it looks like the XBone is for the uninformed like the casuals that do not know or care about the DRM stuff. All the casuals care is more about the systems TV functions. They have no clue if all that Microsoft has stated may harm the industry or do they care. The hardcore gamers that are much more informed or know about all the stuff know better & how this may hurt the industry as well as our wallets. It is pretty clear that Microsoft are aiming for the uninformed. They are the Wii of next gen that will be a massive success sales wise but because of that will be a detriment to the game industry & that is what scares me about what Microsoft is doing.
To tell you the truth, they really are making this complicated. I'm sure for those who are Xbox hardcore won't really have that much trouble trying to adjust to the new changes. But for say a person who has never had an Xbox or game console I feel all of these restrictions and rules will make it hard for them to use the console because all they wanted to do was to buy, play, and share their games and not have to go through all this DRM, kinect/internet required nonsense.
40 year old gamer here ready to jump in been into it since it started cant wait for forza 5 I am what's wrong with gaming apparently I am cool with that looking forward to Nintendo and pc games as well, I will skip the sony show.
I agree, although I will watch the PS conference too.
Me too. I'm older than the average gamer, always online now, so can't see the problem. Mostly a PC gamer using Steam Origin Uplay etc, so already used to these restrictions. Never rent games, always buy new, I can never wait to play a new release. So to me all this is service as usual, bring it on, I'm looking forward to buying both these new consoles for their exclusives.
but you CAN play steam games offline! I'm also always online, but I dont want to have a camera device always watching me and not be able to rent/lend or buy used games. Most of my steam games I purchased in the steam sales for about 50% off the original price. Well I guess you've made your decision anyway...
Ta-daa! It's... it's gone.
I think Microsoft's new strategy is to subtly change the focus from gaming to mass appeal and family media. So they made all those restrictions to gaming to tell 3rd party developers to f*ck off.
Micro$oft reserves the right to FUCK you up. If you buy their product.
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