The only thing MS is guilty of was trying to sell the inevitable future of console gaming to the masses before the masses were ready for it. They weren't trying to "screw" gamers at all. The simple fact is, consumers on the whole are really dumb and once the opinions started flying, it spread like wildfire. Gamers especially are super susceptible to popular opinion, and are very quick to regurgitate anything they read online. Couple that with the popularity of internet message boards and social media, and you end up where we are now.
I could not agree more, the digital future that MS tried to implement will happen at some stage, so people had better prepare themselves for that inevitable eventuality. MS is a business like any other. There is no good guy and bad guy when it comes to sony and ms. If a company introduces something that you are not happy with, then do not buy the product, it is very simple really. Some gamers however feel that a holy crusade must be launched against a company that dares to attempt the implementation of what they consider to be, anti-consumer practises. The only thing MS is guilty of is failing to explain what they were intending to do in a more coherent manner. There is no apology needed, MS was upfront with their intentions. It is the self-entitlement of the obstreperous consumer base that is at fault here.
The real burn is that they thought of those ideas as good things. Backpedaling means they're much harder to trust now, even if they've complied with gamers' wishes and removed most of the deal-cancelling oddities they were putting in. Xbox 180, indeed.
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I will not buy the xbone and i do not trust Microsoft (when it comes to consoles).
However, if they get a sequel to Alan Wake or Alice: The Madness Returns. And it is an xbone exclusive. I would buy that console day one.
Other than those two games. No game could make me want to buy the xbone. Maybe if the new Fable...No...Not even the new Fable...Or Maybe i dunno.
MS doesn't owe me anything but they've lost my business. The original Xbox and 360 provided me with a great gaming experience, but over the past couple of years the 360 quit getting good exclusives and Sony stepped up.
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NEVER and I mean EVER again
No, I haven't forgiven them. I had a bought retail box Xbox360. It had not been modified in any way. I soon was advised that, according to them, my Xbox was modified and was banned from online use. I challenged them and asked for their evidence, but they just said "too bad, so sad". Like it or lump it. So I went and bought a PS3 and have never looked back since.
Microsoft will never convince me to buy another Console from them. Too bad, so sad Microsoft.
Drop the Kinect and if they have a couple of exclusives that interest me I may purchase one in the future. As it stands right now though I hope the One tanks and that new executive gets his way and the Xbox division is sold to anyone but Apple. I would like a company that can deliver a product without attempting to screw the customer the way Microsoft wanted to do.
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as far as im concerned they didnt need forgiveness to start with
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The big faceless corporation never wronged me in the first place. They manufacture stuff. Either I buy it or I don't. There is no reason to "forgive".
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