@pottsynz: Not everyone in the world is you, you shouldn't be so arrogant. Nothing in my house is connected to the internet 24/7. Just because you're like that doesn't mean that everyone is. There are plenty of places int eh world that I lived in that have shit internet. So no in 2013 you can't ask for people to always have the internet because the majority of people in the world don't.
I'm a big PC gamer and I love steam but I get games for 10 quid. I can also play games that I bought 6 years ago and will be able to play those games in another 6 years and will be able to keep doing so as long as I run a VM for the older games. That's why I put up with that DRM. MS won't offer that kind of service for the XBOX One.
Windows 8 has been a fucking disaster for Microsoft, not specifically because of what 8 is, but because MS restricted some functionality, changed interfaces and gave most consumers no reason to embrace them. Windows 8 should have been a sppeded up Win7 with a touch screen interface on topTHAT YOU COULD DISABLE. It's that last bit that's important. They also should have included a start button and easily found shut button so I can turn my fucking computer off. If this had been available then no one would have cared about Metro.
They were arrogant to try and force people to use a touch based interface for regular laptops and PCs. It was so fucking stupid. I work as an IT contractor and most people who use PC's have no fucking clue how to use PCs. I mean they don't have a fucking notion. There is no way these people will switch over to a system that appears significantly different to what they have and offers no benefits. MS saw this reflected in their sales this year which dropped significantly. That's why they are starting to back pedal on some of their decisions. You might think that this is all part of some ingenious plan but I think that MS got a bit too far up their own arses and thought that they could pull what ever shit they wanted. And I think they have gone down the same road with the xbox one. However, I don't think that the xbox one will bite them in the asss as bad as win 8 did. People'll love the xbox regardless.