1) You have to be connected to the internet to activate any new games, even the ones you bought from retail.
2) Constantly gets greeted by annoying pop-up when you launch the client.
3) NO USED GAMES AT ALL! You can't legally sell your games under their EULA.
4) No game sharing beside giving your account to somebody else.
5) Offline mode is really spotty and can get very buggy at some times.
6) You can't get unbanned from VAC if your account was hacked and the hacker used cheats on VAC servers. You have to re-buy all these games.
7) System was forced on the consumers on 2004 specially with the release of HL2. Many copies of that game required Steam to function when Steam was really buggy and crappy. This is the definition of anti-consumer right there.
1) Connect at least once every 24, which sucks.
2) Used games will still exist, but the market will be more controlled.
3) Sharing will be available (up to 10 family members).
4) Loaning the games or giving away to friends will be avalible (not on launch).
So why does Gamespot posters defend the POS that is STEAM in arms? If people are really agains the POS that is DRM and the Xbone then perhaps they need to stick to their principles and fight big Gabe Newell too since his policies are even worse regarding used games. No wonder his ass is getting kicked by EU courts where this crap can't pass there.
I get that people enjoy the savings, but would those people support the xbone if prices were cheaper? Are people really okay with crappy DRM if they are saving a few bucks even if the DRM is anti-consumer? Are gamers simply addicted and can't stop gaming no matter how bad the treatment they get is?