Seriously, you're upset that people didn't want to buy the Xbox one so Microsoft changed it? This is not how business works. You can't just make a product that everyone hates, then expect it to sell. You can call it myopic fear-mongering if you want, I call it designing a system that everyone hates, and having not explaining well enough the reasons the trade-offs were worth it. Everyone came out of E3 thinking all their cloud talk was marketing hype, so why would that sell a console to me?
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Yeah, I have NEVER gotten this argument, since the One debuted.
If you want Steam on your console, just buy digitally. Sure, they wound have amazing sales, but there was absolutely NO guarantee that would have happened if this whole thing had gone through anyway. Heck, do you remember how the specifically built in a used-game market by letting you sell your game to gamestop before all of this?
If I buy a PS4 (Still debating that or upgrading my PC) I'm going to buy all digitally anyway most likely, because I like the convenience of digital, and if they have sales too.... that'd be awesome.
I appreciate your point of view but I really wouldn't link my arguments to Cliffy B for credibility.... that guy just sounds like a tool.
The executive non-speak is strong with this one. Oh well, you did your best Patrick, I'm just annoyed (But not surprised) Microsoft is still unwilling to admit anything changed.
Not really. The PS4 seems more compelling. It's more powerful, not bogged down by features I don't care about, and cheaper.
I might buy it sometime down the line, but I very rarely buy two consoles a gen, so I doubt it.
This seems fairly cool if true. The more companies that do this, the more chance it has of becoming the norm. More flexibility of digital games ownership can only be a good thing.
One question: Why is it a bad thing when Microsoft does it and a great thing when Valve does it? (I'm not getting paid to write this :P) I guess that's what good reputation buys you and MS are going to have to work really hard to win people back over. As Ryan has said multiple times on E3 podcasts, Valve had to do the hard work when it launched Steam in the first place.
Because giving someone something is not the same as taking it away, even if the results are the same.
Microsoft is letting you lend games, but console games have ALWAYS been lendable. PC games began using serial codes years before Steam, so they were not lendable before Steam even existed.
I'm so tired of these "I'm going to be edgy and say XBONE is the system to get!"
Does every person who decided the exclusives and features of it are worth it needs to announce it to the world?
To clarify, I don't want to be a dick to the guy who made this blog. I understand that with all the Microsoft hype you might want to talk about your reasons you think it's a good system. But you shouldn't have to sell Microsoft's system for them.