GameSpot Breaking News - Xbox One Policy 180

Chris Watters and Peter Brown update you on Microsoft's updated Xbox One policies.

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ohqb15
ohqb15

 Just checked my email today. Loser, I don't think so my friend. I just prefer to have the xbox one in my front room

It has the what i want for that room. I will get the ps4 next year when you can actually get one. It has several 

exclusives that I have been playing for years.  By the way did you already order you ps4 xbot troll hunter?

eraseraj
eraseraj

This video is awesome news, XBOX you actually listened to your consumer!!! Now all you need to do is not require users to have the Kinect. No offense, I own an Xbox 360 that has a Kinect but the Kinect just sits unplugged most of the time, because the room is not big enough to play a Kinect game so why pay for it. Knock 100 dollars off the price for a system with no Kinect and be done with all of this.

hajjjustin
hajjjustin

Did you make this same rant when Sony chanrged 600 dollars for there PS3. Its funny cause in your head you most likely think your a "TRUE GAMER" but then you sit there and make up resons to justify your purchase of the console you like. When a true gamer just loves gaming and hopes for a competative market were multiple consoles drive vision. I plan on buying the PS4 and the Xbox but im not giong to defend or condone any one company for is business model. All comapnies are out to make a profit at the exspence of the consumer (welcome to capitalisum dumb dumb). Microsoft put this plan out to see how the comunity would respond, they found out and changed there stance. Sony did the same thing with the PS3 at a 600 price point. So if your giong to go and condone Microsoft for there Xbone then just remember that 7 years ago the same shit happend to the PS3 and know because of the PS3 falure sony came back with a great system with the PS4. Sony learned form there mistakes and so will microsoft. So nextime you want to rant about shit you have no clue about try preaching to the Sony Fanboys, they will always agree with you as long as your bashing microsoft, but as for me in not a fan boy of eather so i dont have rose tinted goggles when im looking a eather one.

Shebuka
Shebuka

WHY???... I was so OK with all that DRM crap while they make me share all MY games that I bough and that are in my library with my family and play MY games that I bought WITHOUT disk inserted... now it's all over again...

I think that I will really stay with PC... here I buy a game, insert the serial, and play it without need of disk inserted! It was so on PC for a decade (and yeah, I can't resell or lend it), why not bring it also to console??? Why all that whining???

Doddie
Doddie

great news, but.........is there any assurance there will not be another reversal back to original policy?

Diablo-B
Diablo-B

With this reversal Im now completely unsure which system to get. The PS4 is cheaper but if you get the 2 year subscription for the XB1you only pay $100 up front which is fine by me cause I was going to subscribe to gold anyway. Ive been a gold member for years now. 

So Im leaning towards getting the XB1 but I also have a PS Vita which will pair well with PS4 and I wouldn't have to pay for PSN and Gold. 

Damn these first world problems. I hope they both dont have great exclusives cause them I may have to get both.

jarvis008
jarvis008

I think I'm still going to stick with my PS4 preorder but this is still really good news and means I'll probably buy the Xbone in a year or so, without these changes there was no way MS was getting my money.

natanaj
natanaj

People are dumb complaining about kinect. Just unplug your xbox

Hozzyboy
Hozzyboy

xbox for life! im buying 3 can't wait.

ninedot
ninedot

Wow, although this now makes the Xbox One more appealing, this absolutely confirms that Microsoft doesn't care about its consumers - it only cares about it's profits! Consumers complained and complained, but did Microsoft do anything about it? No.... Only when the PS4 slapped Microsoft in the face by confirming that it would not share the same features did Microsoft pull their fingers our of their ass and say, "Hey, maybe we should think about changing out policies"... Fuck you Microsoft... seriously. 

tretre32
tretre32

Absolutely NONE of the Incessant bitching about The One will matter around Christmas, Because Titanfall is going to literally shut down the internet and break sales records for The One. Its just the truth. Good games are what its all about and you WILL buy that system to play where your friends are PERIOD.

abu_eljod
abu_eljod

Not getting one,go screw yourself micro$oft.

lanista
lanista

New name for the Xbox One: it should now be called the Xbox 180

samirus
samirus

Even though we gamers like to see new things implemented in our games, there are some things we are very conservative about: We like to play with friends, and have been sharing our games amongs each other for decades; once we buy a game we like to do whatever the heck we want with it; and we like flexibility on how we play our games (online/off line). When any company is fool snough to try to take away one of these or all at once, their finances will quickly realize that we are the ones that keep them in business!

samirus
samirus

I've been gaming since the Intellivision was out...I have all the consoles there is, but I've been actively playing more 360 than anything else due to the fact that most of my friends have it and I like to play with them online. I personally wont be getting the Xbox one anytime soon, lost the trust I had in them and don't know if they'll reverse the changes! Time to get that PS4!

daveg1
daveg1

they tryed to shaft the people and the people said NO....really they could no nothing else but back down...

just goes to show what a company they are though doesnt it!?


i for one didnt want the machine at all after all this crap..now il only get one if they do a sku without the added tacked on kinect..crap..are you listening microsoft eh?????????????

Dematrix
Dematrix

now just do away with the name and we'll be set.

QuadThumbs
QuadThumbs

I honestly think that they were just a little bit ahead of their time and felt it was the right direction. Probably never thought it would have scared this many people so badly.  But I am glad they are willing to listen to their fans. I jut hope they left some of the options as options.  I still liked some of the idea's.  I will be buying 90% of my games LIVE.

Meteora1991
Meteora1991

At this point it comes down to exclusives, which in my opinion are better on Playstation. Just look at the current generation, its clear sony is way ahead of Microsoft in terms of exclusives.

edd1990
edd1990

Looks Like i will STILL be buying a ps4. Because thishould not have happened to begin with.

hajjjustin
hajjjustin

Looks Like i will being buying and XBOX know

jnsc60
jnsc60

@natanaj They are forcing the kinect on us by charging $100 more than the PS4.


tretre32
tretre32

 @Hozzyboy 
Damn..... thats great! But I was thinkin, with the HDMI IN slots on the XB1, if you hook them all up together, will it be like Inception. A game, within a game, within.... a ......game..... whoa! I think I just saw a glitch in the matrix!

Slvrshot
Slvrshot

@ninedot Family game sharing = not caring about consumers and only profits. Makes sense.

agsviper
agsviper

@ninedot by the way if u have trust issues call this help line ...................... dnt trust sony either ur account will be hacked. be carefull because kinect 2.0 is watching u and is going to rape eye toy thing in november

agsviper
agsviper

@ninedot dont forget to put money sign in ms like this Micro$oft.. u can be like all the cool cats

tretre32
tretre32

 @WomanandMan2002
Which is fine. But the fact remains The One will be a juggernaut with Titanfall. I LOVE both consoles equally for different reasons. And I truly think having an allegiance to any company only shows that you are willing to deprive yourself of legendary games, in order to be an armchair analyst or even worse, delusionally thinking you have a majority stock invested in the company and somehow are monitarily gaining for the other companies destruction.

which is what 99.99999% of people sound like when they go the diss route. Enjoy gaming! Take off the business suits! Put down the streetcorner degrees in gamology, and Kickass in Titanfall for XB1, AND Fuck a werewolf up in The Order for PS4...

McGuirex3
McGuirex3

@tretre32

"Titanfall is going to literally shut down the internet and break sales records for The One"

And you know that becccccccccuse/how?!!

agsviper
agsviper

@tretre32 thats a fact and people can say whatever they like but they cant argue with that

agsviper
agsviper

@lanista ohhh never heard that one before

agsviper
agsviper

@samirus obviously thanks for speaking on behalf of planet earth, microsoft u silly bugger

agsviper
agsviper

@samirus where have i heard this before, i used to be 360 but i dont trust u ms now its ps4 (get a grip go buy ur playstation 4 thats a good boy.

agsviper
agsviper

@daveg1 yet another repeat, we have heard this a million times over and over. bye bye

QuadThumbs
QuadThumbs

@Meteora1991 Yea it will come down to exclusives just like this gen, and since both consoles are very similar in hardware.  Still  I think Sony Comes out ahead a little with DDR5 RAM and XB is DDR3 RAM.  Plus PS4 will have a removable HDD, It's just to bad it's RAM isn't upgradable....  If they would have made these machines completely upgradable they could last maybe 20 years or more

samirus
samirus

@agsviper @ninedot  

Make up your mind! are you pissed at MS or are you with them? Floating in a sea of uncertainty I see...

tretre32
tretre32

 @McGuirex3 @tretre32 
Its very simple. The absolutely irrational, insatiable appetite of the FPS fanatic. If nothing else, Call of duties sales should have given you some inclination of that. And since one of the founders of infinity ward,(creators of Call of Duty), Formed Respawn(creators of Titanfall). The logical inference would be that FPS fanatics would follow their favorite game creators. Resulting in Titanfall damn near shutting down said internets and breaking sales records.Time will tell..But the logical flow dictates that it will.......whhhheeewwww!

Ohh! And its because..not becuse

ninedot
ninedot

@agsviper @tretre32 gotta agree. But nonetheless, microsoft still looks like a bunch of followers...who don't care about their consumers. 

samirus
samirus

@agsviper @samirus  

I have a grip, I've had a grip on videogames even before you were born. There's something you probably don't know yet called trustworthiness, which every enterprise should have...after all we are the ones that fund these video game companies and they should listen to what we have to say about the products we buy! It's necessary that you GET A GRIP PAL!

agsviper
agsviper

@QuadThumbs @Meteora1991 then sony fans would have came out and over ruled it because they dont want change. their are warriors and we should thank them for that 

McGuirex3
McGuirex3

@tretre32

"Time will tell"

Indeed! And I guess that was my only point. Thanks for the reply, have a great weekend bro.!

ninedot
ninedot

@tretre32 I wish Gamespot wasn't full of a bunch of moronic children. If you knew anything about marketing and consumer relationship management (CRM - look it up) you would realize how stupid - and wrong - you sound. Consumers should always be a company's top priority otherwise they are setting themselves up to fail. If it was simply a matter of selling a product and then ending the relationship, we wouldn't have any of your so called "MEGACORP"s... I'd love to see a world where your delusional reality were in play. Sony seems to understand this point which is why they are going to beat the shit out of Microsoft this gaming generation. Now that I know I'm responding to uneducated children, this conversation is over. 

tretre32
tretre32

 @agsviper @ninedot @tretre32 
I never could get my acute senses, and overactive synapses to reduce to that of mere mortals. And understand why people have this pathological need for a "MEGACORP" either Sony or Microsoft to CARE about you.

Pleeaaaase!!!! Everyone, learn once and for all! Its not Christian Mingle.com we're talkin here. The Marketplace will ALWAYS....I mean ALWAYS...be a pimp and John situation. They have a product, they sell it, we buy it. End of relationship. when you inject your feeling into it you always lose.