Jimquisition: Xbox One No DRM Emergency Special

Xbox One Eighty more like HA HA HA HA HA!

Jimquisition rushes to bring a half-baked opinion in the afterfall of Microsoft reversing its DRM policy on Xbox One.

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Godmars2903517d ago

Actually, this has turned into a Starscream debacle.

dedicatedtogamers3517d ago

Jim makes a point that I hope gamers do not ignore:

Don't forget.

Don't forget that Microsoft was the one who tried to pull this in the first place. There are a lot of people who are going to write off the Xbox One no matter what, simply because they've seen what Microsoft is capable of.

MikeMyers3517d ago (Edited 3517d ago )

Sony also tried to offer the PSP Go, a digital only handheld. Consumers decided its fate.

There's no way they will flip-flop once the system is out and go back to DRM policies.

Face it, you don't want the Xbox One to be successful no matter what.

Geezus3517d ago (Edited 3517d ago )

If they do they can expect some hefty lawsuits which is why they wont do it

GamersRulz3517d ago

it's not about digital only, its about constant internet plus limited ownership and sharing of your own games.

You should be happy they reversed this disaster.

rextraordinaire3517d ago (Edited 3517d ago )

True, but Sony didn't remove the standard PSPs from the tablets at that time. It was basically the same console, only one without the slot for disks. They were just offering the choice.

Same for Nintendo. They released the DSi, all digital-ready, but without the GBA slot, but they kept producing standard DS too, again offering a choice for consumers.

Now if the Xbox one came in two models, one without all their Cloud and Online stuff and no Kinect, and one for digital with Kinect included, it would not have been -that- much of a problem. But they didn't. Did they?

pompombrum3517d ago (Edited 3517d ago )

@Geezus.. nope, one of the reasons they are probably requiring every Xbox connects to the net for registration is so that they can get you to agree to their terms of usage which includes you waiving the right to class action lawsuits.

I don't think Microsoft would dare go down the path of implementing DRM further into the console's lifecycle but I guess we got a glimpse of their ideal future.

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Aceman183517d ago

i know i wont forget what they tired to pull

rainslacker3517d ago

I have a feeling this whole thing is going to be a case study for marketing classes in the future.

It's going to be very interesting to see how the loss of the consumer's faith plays into the success of the console.

I'm personally still put off that the restrictions were originally there, and makes me want to wait on getting an X1 because of how they handled the whole thing.

I have nothing against the console itself, just the policies that surrounded it, and the complete lack of caring about what the consumer wanted in the product they expected us to spend our money on.

JohnApocalypse3517d ago

I went back and watched the MS conference, I am now excited for the Xbox One

Kryptix3517d ago

Microsoft had since May 21st to remove those policies on Xbox One. Now that the results started to show a majority of gamers preferred the PS4, now they want to change it? Let's be real, it isn't for the fans, it's maintaining that power to still compete with Playstation while also getting a slice of that television pie. It is a great future for all gamers, but Microsoft is just covering their tracks. Tracks riddled with bad ideas and arrogance.

R_aVe_N3517d ago (Edited 3517d ago )

You cant forget either Respawn's new game requires that constant online for its AI so some game will still remain internet required no internet means no AI. So you can't even play the single player of the game without the internet (Hello, World meet Diablo 3 and Simcity) The same goes with Insomniac's new game as well. So some games will not perform without the always online aspect of that. That being said I seen a lot of games during E3 that look like they will require some sort of internet connection as some point like The Division and The Crew (seemless single and multiplayer)

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