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Microsoft has systematically reversed, tweaked, and improved its policies related to the Xbox One. The system we're talking about today is very different than the one revealed on May 21, 2013.
We thought it would be good to check in with you, our readers, and find out whether Microsoft's changes have changed the way you look at the Xbox One (for better or for worse). Here's the full list:
If you were upset about the Xbox One back in May, has Microsoft won you over? If you were ready for the digital revolution, has that reversal turned you off? Let us know in the comments.
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It's funny to see all the hate turn to passive awareness. Apparently all the people who thought the One was fantastic from day one didn't voice their opinions (aside from about 6 that I see hear and remember), because a lot of people are saying "yeah, I was going to get one down the line anyway". I'll admit, I trolled the One hard and even trolled their reversals, but now I feel that there isn't much change with the console itself. I have as PS3 and never really spent anytime with the 360 but I feel that the One is the 0.5. Not much has changed. And although they were really pushing things, they were really trying to move ahead. It's pretty much just a juiced up 360. I guess that the same can be said about the PS4 and I personally see no reason to buy one at launch (or probably ever because I rarely play my PS3 as it is now). I guess this current generation will probably be my last and I'll just watch this next generation unfold as I did with the begin of the PS3 and 360.
I wasn't going to get an Xbox One in the first place(screw XBL) but at least they were bringing some interesting ideas to the table. I may not have liked Microsoft before, but I can't believe they completely caved in to the whiners. Zero respect for Microsoft now.
There is nothing that drives me to buy an XbOne, though I am glad that they're fixing their numerous blunders. If there's exclusives that are actually appealing (sorry, Halo, you've lost my interest) then I might get the system now that it's not bogged down with so much garbage.
I was always going to get an Xbox One
I'll be getting a PS4. However if there are really good games on the xbox I would consider it later on, much later.
I wasn't going to get one initially. However with the reversals I am now considering it, but only after the console has been out for a few years. I am still getting a PS4 either at launch or shortly there after since it is the console I prefer.
I like the reversals, but it's just the fact that they had to do these reversals that bothers me. Their original plans were so lame that all I see is damage-control. I feel like Microsoft was feeling cocky about themselves and then realized that, ooops, they weren't as in control of the market as they thought. This makes them somewhat soulless to me. Nintendo always has my props and Sony is growing a heart and desire to please and surprise the gaming population.
Xbox has lost all credibility. If they stuck to their guns from the start then at least they would still have my respect. So I'll just get Titanfall for PC and forget the Xbox One exists while enjoying my PS4.
Nope, since they can remove those policies with a single update. They can reapply them just as easily. MS lost me forever. I bet anything that once they start making a profit on the X1s they will go back to their original policies without telling anyone until after everyone has done their update.
I've always been a Playstation 3 owner and loved the games exclusively for it. I had never liked Xbox 360's required payment for online gaming and like even less the policies for the Xbox One although I'm glad they reversed the worst ones. So I think I'm gonna stick with Sony for launch and wait for what some of their great developers are going to release (Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch). It does kill me that Dead Rising 3 is only for Xbox One because I really love those realistic zombie apocalypse games. Bottom line is that it comes down to the actual games for each system.
i was with them ever since the reveal, fact since 2001. Im just happy their not dropping out of the console war, because i couldnt bare to see Halo or Gears on PlayStation consoles. Those franchises belong on xbox. If there were no XBOX ONE people would complain. Now there is a console for sure and they still complain. People who say MS should disapear are very stupid, without MS`or XBOX online play would be ***. Being like PS2 or Dreamcast networks.
I'll be getting the X1 over PS4. Like MS said, I just see a whole lot of value in this system (and yes, I am excited about the new kinect) that the extra money seems more like an investment rather than a burden. I was rather hesitant at first when I heard about the DRM, but now that that's no longer an issue, I'm totally on board with them 100%!
My brother is and I'm getting the PS4! We'll have both!
yes I will buy xbone eventualy. I would have anyways. But there is no reason to buy Microsoft until its cheaper and used lol. PS4 speaks to my soul. So everyone whining about whiners have fun being first adopters. I am almost certain Sony still makes money off of every BluRay player, wich means you guys will help pay for development on my PS4 games...yeah!!!
Also am I the only one that finds it funny that the Microsoft fan boys are all fighting each other this Gen,while Most Sony fans have pre-ordered and are just waiting for November enjoying the free show lol.