What we want to see from Microsoft's press conference

GameZone writes, "With Microsoft’s big E3 press conference just around the corner and a promise of games, games, and more games, all we can do now is wait and speculate on what MS will reveal. The Xbox One reveal is still fresh in our minds, and with that, a whole host of questions. Microsoft has a lot to answer and a lot to prove after a reveal that spent more time on TV than games and created more confusion than clarity. I have things I’d like to see most, and I’m sure many of you do as well. Here are my top five hopes for Microsoft’s E3 press conference; feel free to share your own in the comments section below."

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Magnus2047d ago

I want them to lift their stupid policy about used games on the XboxOne. Figured they were high when they wrote that stupid policy.

golding892047d ago

lol no policy will be lifted at E3. I highly doubt it.

As an Xbox fan, it really does not sound good with that always online crap lol although for me i always have internet :-/ but i never was big on used games but i definitely understand why people would be angry about the used game crap.. but hey idk maybe e3 might change my mind? we shall see.

JokesOnYou2047d ago

Unfortunately their both going to have some kind of used game DRM, just a question of how since its coming for each individual publisher.

Anon19742047d ago

Both are going to have used game DRM? That's just pure speculation on the part of Jokes. They could just as easily have nothing to restrict used game sales, and the license may be tied to the physical copy just as it's always been. Given Sony's stance on never needing the PS4 to connect online, that certainly seems the most likely scenario, but I imagine given your disposition towards one particular company, that's probably not something you want to think about.

For me the damage is done. I will not support a console that, by design, will attempt to block me from playing purchased games if certain conditions aren't meant. I wouldn't support it if Sony did it, I won't support it that Microsoft is doing it.

But if that hadn't ruined it for me, the big announcement I would want to hear from E3 would be to see MS finally make playing online standard without extra fees. If they did offer a subscription service, I'd want to see some value in there like what we're seeing with PSN+.

Other than exclusive IP's not related to Kinect. I still don't go in for the motion gaming nonsense with Sony, Nintendo or MS and that last thing I want is 20 minutes of Call of Duty that I can get anywhere. In fact, I know it's not going to happen but I don't even want to see Call of Duty outside of an Activision press conference.

Same goes for Sony. Love Uncharted, I'm ok with Metal Gear but what I really want from E3 is something new. Unless it's Fallout 4. I wants me some Fallout 4.

JokesOnYou2047d ago (Edited 2047d ago )

"Given Sony's stance on never needing the PS4 to connect online"

Well that doesn't mean that they wont be able to lock the game to the original owners ps4 and then publishers charge a fee for 2nd hand owners= used game drm.

Anon19742047d ago

I never said they couldn't do it without the internet connection. I simply don't think it's likely without an internet connection. Sony's had a patent well before the PS3 that would "sign" disks to one console so only that console could play but it never saw the light of day and I couldn't see it happening now. Sony's been very clear on this matter, going so far as saying blocking used games was "anti-consumer." Doesn't leave much room for interpretation there.

EA already tried a system to charge second hand buyers for unlocking features of their used game purchase. If it worked out swimmingly, EA wouldn't have discontinued it. Why would they reinstate pretty much the exact same system, only more restrictive? EA said “We’ve listened to the feedback and decided to do away with it moving forward.”

They didn't say "We listened to feedback and thought, how can we make this worse."

The door's still open for some sort of DRM if the publishers/devs want it but do you think many are going to go that route after EA couldn't even make it work?

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M-M2047d ago

Same here, if they removed all of their policies and restrictions, I will highly consider getting an Xbox One. As of right now, it's a huge no for me.

GusBricker2047d ago

The used game policy isn't the issue, the checking in every 24 hours is.

punisher992047d ago

I agree with you. But also, the mandatory install is also a huge issue. Because with mandatory installs, they have to have strict DRM. They need to get rid of the always online nonsense and and the mandatory install crap.

FlyingFoxy2047d ago

if XboxOne is a success you can guarantee that even if not this gen, next gen maybe everyone will follow and go with that used game policy at least. XboxOne has barely anything going for it unless you like overrated shooters. Better off owning a good PC because you'll get most the multiplats anyway that you can get on the XboxOne.

Remember because of MS we have this stupid BS going on with DLC since the 360 came out and it's stuck, and as everyone knows some companies are so greedy they release the DLC soon after a game's release just to make quick money.

XboxOne is just becoming more like a PC, but you're better off owning a good PC anyway because of the better performance and cheaper game prices in the first place.

NukaCola2047d ago

These policies are all double talk and complicated to boot. Why cant it be simple? There are so many stipulations it's not even worth it to attempt to support this aggravating tv box.

RedHawkX2047d ago (Edited 2047d ago )

its to late for microsoft they are already dead to me no matter what they do!

“Good morning gamers. In less than 24 hours, gamers from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest console war in the history of gamers. “Gamers.” That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 9th of June, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom… Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to game. To exist. And should we win the day, the 10th of june will no longer be known as an fanboy holiday, but as the day the gamers declared in one voice: “We will not go quietly into the night!” We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”

destroy xbox one and its policies!

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dasbeer882047d ago

No casual games like LocoCycle...

Sovereign592047d ago

Show some games that blow people away or what little shreds of hope remain for the new console will wither and die by week's end.

HurstDarkStar2047d ago

I want them to do a total 360.

yes i went there

duli142047d ago

a 360 would end up in the same place lol unless that's what you meant

punisher992047d ago

lol That would put them in the same position. You mean you want them to do a total 180. Which is a complete turn around. :)

unchartedxplorer2047d ago

More TV and sports! Said nobody.....

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