Prior to E3 many rumors were spread far and wide all BAD news for Microsoft yet Microsoft did not head the warnings. Microsoft went all in and now it looks bad for them.
Lets LOOK back to February.
Sony had their Reveal, It was both good and bad. They talk well saying how they Focused on the gamer. The first time I had my pitchfork and a torch... looking back I was a little harsh, though I am NOT into that whole Social and share button; its just not me. Okay, I can understand that there are others that like to share, and YOUTUBE is full of people like that, and it is connected to gaming. Sharing has its functions and followers. I am also not a person who likes to be predicable, and my taste vary. SO that whole the console will have content that I may like was.... Meh at best. SO after the Reveal was over I was really disapointed, though after rewatching the reveal now it does not seem so bad. Though this is after the distater that was Microsoft's reveal.
After the reveal comparison to the PS4 and Xbox One began. many rumors also floated around BUT many Lemmings responded with "RUMOR and not ture" Then the whole "Deal With IT" situation arrised and people felt affended by it. But that situation was sweaped under the run, though later Micosoft would repete such a situation. Telling its coustoers to "Deal WITH IT".
Later Lemmings responded with "WELL if Microsoft is doing this then Sony will too" "Its the Publishdes that want it so Sony will have to follow" yet
Then came Microsoft's Reveal... MY mind just could not believe what I saw. And the following rage from Xbox fans toped Sony's fans anger over it Reveal. In fact for me I went back and watched the Sony reveal again and it seemed better in comparison. And the Rumors increased and became clouded. Some rumors seemed conformed then backed away from. and peoples anger was there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ekOtn7L1N0
SO Microsoft knew about the Anger that was out there. They knew that Adam Oath struck a nerve yet Microsoft did NOTHING to change their direction. Microsoft then confirmed all the Rumors. All the confusion, dubble talk, and dodging went away. Still people though that Sony would follow "just you wait and see they said" "Its what the publishers want and Sony will have not choice or they will not get any games"
Well, SONY did NOT follow and made some fun of the situation.
Sonys VP of Worldwide Studios spoke to Polygon about the feeling that accompanied these announcements, and the thought process leading up to them:
Its something that we believe in. We know gamers come first; we know what they want. I was personally overwhelmed with the massive explosion on Twitter, with everyone essentially begging, Please dont do this Sony, please dont do this PlayStation! It was so hard not to say, right away, Well, we never were going to do that, but now lets have a little fun and announce it in a fun way at the PlayStation press conference.
There has been the rape joke, the Deal with it part 2 "if you want a non conected Xbox get an Xbox 360" and on and on it went Microsoft just kept kicking themselves, and putting one foot after the other in their mouth.
Yet still people defend their practices?!!!!! I can not understand why.