Is The Xbox One Back On Track? Not Quite

This past Wednesday, the realisation for most was that the next-gen console ‘war’ was still very much alive. For all of the criticism Microsoft has endured ever since their Xbox reveal on May 21st, they finally gave the gaming community what they wanted. Forums had exploded with angry Xbox fans, Twitter had been filled with Playstation and Nintendo fans mocking the ‘XBone’ as well as many die-hard Xbox fans conceding that their beloved console is inferior to its biggest rival. Now that the U-turn has been complete, I believe that we can move on from the Xbox One’s difficult introduction and look forward to what’s on the horizon, a competitive and bright future on the console front.

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omi25p1948d ago

Its very much back on track imo.

Tony-A1948d ago

Well, I guess that's your opinion. As for me, it's clear that they aren't. If they can't get their PR fiasco under control, things overall at the Xbox camp are probably out of control, as well.

Who knows what they could be thinking over there? I honestly expected more of a jump in pre-orders after their announcement on Wednesday, but it's pretty obvious that half of the public is still confused while the other half are hesitant to even trust Microsoft after what they pulled. It was a dirty move, and their PR failed to clean any of that up.

S2Killinit1948d ago

I think the word "trust" is the main point here. I for one will never support a company that want to limit my gaming, or wants to gather information straight from my home. It's none of Microsoft's business what I do or how I feel at home.

pompombrum1948d ago

Who cares about the PR of whether it's back on track.. it's the "future" .. supposedly /s

darthv721948d ago

Ms is an easy target right now. Many would say its about trust but trust isnt the real issue. At least not in the same sense of other situation where trust would be involved. Here is a little page from history:

In August 2000, statements by Sony Pictures Entertainment US senior VP Steve Heckler foreshadowed the events of late 2005. Heckler told attendees at the Americas Conference on Information Systems "The industry will take whatever steps it needs to protect itself and protect its revenue streams... It will not lose that revenue stream, no matter what... Sony is going to take aggressive steps to stop this. We will develop technology that transcends the individual user. We will firewall Napster at source - we will block it at your cable company. We will block it at your phone company. We will block it at your ISP. We will firewall it at your PC... These strategies are being aggressively pursued because there is simply too much at stake."

now that snipet relates to the Sony BMG DRM scandle back in 05-06. sony released their product unbeknown to the public until it became an issue of the individual PC security. the DRM rootkit they created to prevent cd copying caused a hole in the PC security and there were hackers there to quickly exploit that hole.

Following public scorn, government investigations and class-action lawsuits in 2005 and 2006, Sony BMG partially addressed the scandal with consumer settlements, a recall of about 10% of the affected CDs, and the suspension of CD copy protection efforts in early 2007.

Sony was able to turn things around only after it became a big issue. MS essentially stopped this situation from becoming a bigger problem and they still get the short end because apparently they were considering it to begin with.

They are not the only company that has considered some form of protection for their intellectual property. There are terms and conditions released with pretty much any consumer product.

If you really sat down and read them you would find some are quite humorous but go figure we arent as inclined to read the rules and regulations and instead want to assign blame to the company that is looking out for themselves.

If sony can take a bad situation and be forgiven for fixing it after the fact then why cant we give the same benefit of the doubt to Ms and them fixing it before it even happened?

mistertwoturbo1948d ago (Edited 1948d ago )

By back-tracking their DRM, it's a good thing and a bad thing.

It's a good thing for gamers. But it's still a bad thing for their company.

And yes, it's a lose/lose situation for Microsoft's image.

But at least in the long term, it's more of a win for gamers.

It's like what people said, they basically were trying to see how much they can F' gamers. And now that they can't, they ADMIT to wanting to F' gamers and are saying "ok ok we're wrong." But you can't help but shake that Microsoft was trying to force consumers with such stupid restrictions to begin with.

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Anon19741948d ago

Is the Xbox One back on track? You decide.

mistertwoturbo1948d ago (Edited 1948d ago )

I'd rather have some Dew and Doritos over an Xbox OneEighty though. I've decided. I'm going to buy some Dew and Doritos.

USMC_POLICE1948d ago

I love how every one forgets what they pulled and now everything is fine and happy let's go buy an Xbox! Not anymore for me the scars are deep where as Sony is trying everything to get AAA games and indies

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No_Limit1948d ago (Edited 1948d ago )

LOL, a site named gamenTRAIN writing about a piece about back on track. How ironic.

Nes_Daze1948d ago

Some damage has already been done, the Xbox One isn't dead, and I still think it will be a tight one between both consoles in sales. However, articles trying to claim that the Xbox one has done a full 180 are stupid.

Anthotis1948d ago (Edited 1948d ago )

Alot of people were already behind them before they changed the draconian policies of their HitlerBox. There were also alot of people on the fence who now will make the senseless decision of backing them again, despite how untrustworthy they have proven to be.

panbit861948d ago

Everything is about TRUST! And M$ has lost it all...
time and time again they've proved that they can't be trusted! And it's not about just the DRM...
Gamers finally understand that this company has no plan and vision for gaming! imo they just don't get gaming at all! They don't know it, they don't care about it as a medium and at the end of the day they don't have respect for it!
Since the first xbox they have shown zero respect and support to their own customers, products, developers, ips, franchises etc... and people finally see this!
This 180 means nothing... they will treat their console and supporters like they did with their previous two consoles... give them some great exclusives in the beginning, then drop support of the ips, focus on Κinect and tv apps and finally move on to more profitable projects... #HistoryRepeatsItself

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