Windows 8.1's giving us Start Button back too; and they're now giving away the touch type cover for Surface Tablets for free... what's up with MS lately? they seem to just make bad calls and then back down on them
So MS in damage control right now. Still there is no guarantee that they will not going to implement this again albeit slowly in the future. Luckly i don't have to worry about all this because i only play games on pc . the only console i ever owned was PSP
Wow, just a week after Sony stomped them at E3--a week in which they trotted out execs several times saying that they wouldn't change their strategies and that consumers would love their vision of the future.
What this tell you is that Microsoft didn't just listen to people's demands since they kept insisting on their restrictions. What they listened to is money. They saw the pre-order numbers of the Xbox One and PS4 and saw themselves losing market share and their reputation. If there's anything we can all learn is that the peoples' voice is heard when people vote with their wallets. Microsoft listened to this which is a positive thing, whereas many other companies fail by listening too late.
PS4 doesn't include the cost of the Eye, but XB1 has the Kinect 2 bundled, so cost isnt that much different, plus the Eye blows compared to the Kinect 2
Dropping all the DRM and used sales restrictions I think is a mistake however, maybe dial it down a notch but drop it altogether? Wrong. If a games developer sees an opportunity to sell a copy to everyone with the Xb1, whereas the PS4 sells one copy which gets traded between a dozen people with no cut going back to the developer - you could be guaranteed that there would be a huge number of XB1 exclusive AAA titles and hardly any for PS4, plus the price could drop for $60 a game to $40 or less and the devs would still rake twice as much dough
The complain campaign hasn't got what it wants because it is a means to an end, that end is cheaper games and now you are stuck in the same old tired Gamestop leeching from the games industry system, the same end could have been achieved but never mind, it will have to wait for the next-gen after this one