Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Jun 2013 23:02 UTC, submitted by M.Onty
Games "Microsoft has sensationally abandoned its controversial plans to restrict the sharing of XBox One games, and has also removed daily online authentication requirements for its forthcoming console", reports The Guardian. They had no choice. Still a good move.
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what a JOKE
by sheokand on Thu 20th Jun 2013 18:42 UTC
sheokand
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2013-04-23

Right, well, what a JOKE: M$ "listened to the consumers"!

The X1 was revealed in May, and people cried out because of the draconian policies they presented with it. They didn't hear that one, though.

Three weeks later at the E3 Sony unveiled the PS4 without any restrictions whatsoever. M$ still stood firmly by their initial plans.

Now, one week after E3 when people all around the world have started pre-ordering consoles, M$ realizes that nobody wants to play with theirs!

So now they listen, right? To the sound of the dollar rolling, or rather NOT rolling into their pockets.

Whatever M$ is offering now people should have integrity and stand by their beliefs. Who knows what M$ will try to pull off next.

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RE: what a JOKE
by gan17 on Thu 20th Jun 2013 20:57 in reply to "what a JOKE"
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2008-06-03

Now, one week after E3 when people all around the world have started pre-ordering consoles, MS realizes that nobody wants to play with theirs!


I'm not sure if that's true, though;

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/videogames/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers/videogames/
http://www.amazon.de/gp/bestsellers/videogames/

Granted, it's only Amazon (and no exact numbers released), but they're still the biggest online retailer out there. Both consoles seem to be neck-and-neck in pre-orders. The US is traditionally a strong market for Xbox, while Germany leans towards the Playstation name a bit more. Interestingly enough, the PS4 beats the Xbox One in the US "Most Wished For" section, though I've got no clue what that's supposed to mean.

At the end of the day, I think the majority of gamers (and parents that buy consoles for gamer kids) don't really know or care about what the blogosphere or tech press is saying.

Edited 2013-06-20 21:00 UTC

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