Now With Less Suck: A Tale of Xbox One Backtracking

Microsoft’s recent announcement of the Kinect no longer being required to make the Xbox One work is the latest in an unprecedented series of flip-flopping before the console’s release. On one hand, it’s great that they’re proactively addressing many of the issues that more discerning consumers have with the platform. However, this sequence of events also highlights how off-base the original vision for the console was while giving me cause for concern going forward.

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More Like Xbox 180: Why It’ll Take More Than Removing DRM To Win Me Back

After weeks of backlash, Microsoft pulled arguably the biggest about face in gaming history by announcing the fact that they were removing all of their new DRM policies from the Xbox One. While this is great news overall for consumers, this whole debacle has gone a long way towards diminishing my goodwill with them.

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