Exactly.NO! That'd work only to a certain extent. But only complete and utter blacklist from the public and the mass at large will discourage these companies from ever executing anti-consumer tactics. If they are out to screw consumers then why should we hesitate to give them Hell for it as wel? And that goes beyond not purchasing their product but making sure that the public are aware that these companies are trying to take away their rights.
I want to know which publishers are at the forefront of this DRM agenda. I want company names, I want the names of the execs who made these decisions.
My first guesses based on the past are EA and Capcom. EA, well, Sim City debacle is still fresh on everyone's mind. Capcom with their Bionic Commando 2 and Final Fight DRM. Ubisoft (Ass Cred 2 came to mind) and Activision are probably on it as well but so far they have no qualm of supporting Wii U, which has none of these DRM bullshit.
NO! That'd work only to a certain extent. But only complete and utter blacklist from the public and the mass at large will discourage these companies from ever executing anti-consumer tactics. If they are out to screw consumers then why should we hesitate to give them Hell for it as wel? And that goes beyond not purchasing their product but making sure that the public are aware that these companies are trying to take away their rights.
I'm no Amir0x fanboy but even I know it's time to let that shit go.Amirox was certainly the best mod to write this story, given all the backtracking and revised statements by Microsoft.
Something tells me they had intended the machine to be always connected each second of the day, but due to the initial outrage older leaks from Kotaku and such provoked, they rectified their stance and started relaxing their requirements.
As an addition MS also gave the wrong first impression, by focusing on T.V. services.
I know, I know "wait for E3", but really they killed the small gap between the reveal and E3, and have maybe for an entire generation marked the Xbox One as the "T.V. Box".
I know I'm going to be buying a PS4 (day 1) and that in terms of hardware and courting the devs Sony has done what it failed to do this gen and the one before. That said, if other ancillary aspects are obfuscated that leaves us in confusion (and seem anti consumerist) after E3, GAF should tear them a new one.
Lets see if they can get through speaking about additions/changes to Gold and any forced social features.
With a Kinect in every box and always connected, giving users the ability to quickly navigate directly to their destination with voice alone makes me wonder where the ad placements are going to be this time around. I expect devious and semi-intrusive, yet small and quick.
There are still a few potential minefields ahead of them - I can only hope that the current wagon circling means they're doing their homework this time.
Publishers are probably pushing for this DRM bullcrap so I don't doubt that Sony will go along with this as well. And we might like to think that these CEO and executives are out of touch, well they are not, they only have one goal to make money. They only care about how much money their company is making and making their shareholders happy.
Sony is going to say its up to the publishers but we and they know they will implement the same system for all games.
When this happens I am out of the gaming hobby. I might just stick with playing games on my ipad and iphone.
Bizarre theory given MS's Live on Demand pricing.I'll say what I've said in another thread, re: Harrison's use of the word "new".
I think that's a reference to doing a trade near game release. At that time, the fee structure will be different than for, say, a game that was 12 months on the market already.
Amirox was certainly the best mod to write this story, given all the backtracking and revised statements by Microsoft.
One issue Amir0x, the Burai link is a copy of Jim Sterling's.
First, for a company as calculating as Microsoft to muddle their message this badly, it really can't be seen as anything other than obfuscation. I'm pretty sure it's as bad as we think it is.
Second, I've always felt this was an inevitable situation. When I've heard for years how Sony and Microsoft "really cater to the needs of publishers and developers"... well... Sorry, folks, what do you think this is? Microsoft certainly didn't do it for the boon it would have to the sales of their massive stable of 1st party titles.
I'm no Amir0x fanboy but even I know it's time to let that shit go.
And that's basically why I'm not buying this shit. It's not just about used games, it looks like everything is wrong with it. If Microsoft ends up "winning" this generation, I can't imagine what they'll throw at us then.
I can imagine the suits at Ms coming out with this shit but Phil harrisson is an experienced dude....seeing him cow tow the company line is s sad sad end to his career.
I'm guessing the new Xbox will do just fine despite these early stumbles. At least these problems are pre-launch, the last one did fine despite the whole RROD thing.
I think our own experience has taught us that, at times, MS can be a hydra. a beast of many heads and different brains, with disparate thoughts that, at times, contradict one-another before a consensus is finally reached. It honestly is no wonder that more concerning questions were raised than were answered last week.
Now, I will say this much - I still know some people within the company, and I truly do NOT envy the position they have been placed in by people in positions higher than their own. As such, I won't ever share Amirox's animosity, occasionally appropriate though it may be, as it is the decision of a a marked few that, at the end of the day, force the rest to toe the company line. Not only was this a failure on the part of MS's executive team, but from a marketing and PR perspective it was a blunder that very truly have cost them a great deal of goodwill amongst their staunchest supporters.
The concerning nature of some of the directions they are taking with this machine are only half the story. The obfuscation of their greater message, mired in layers of double-speak and contradictory statements, IMO, is MORE concerning as, for the first time I can remember, it conveys a company with no clear idea of what the fuck it is doing.
I honestly think E3 is the last chance they have to shore up a leaky ship, and pull their videogame business back from the brink. Otherwise, while we may not see the Xbox division disappear, we will rather see it morph into something heretofore unrecognizable, as an entertainment box without a clear guiding principle.