Neoseeker : News : Microsoft officially canceling Xbox One online and used game policies across the board
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tekmosis Jun 19, 13
They already lost me as a customer based on the attitude and responses from their staff (Mattrick, Major Nelson). I think the damage has been done, and that they've lost a lot of core gamers who are now in the Sony camp.
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Duncan Idaho Jun 19, 13
quote bluexy
THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF VALUE
this should be front page
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canderson Jun 19, 13
Although I have zero interest with this console and its games , unlike Nintendo and Sony, it's great news for Microsoft fans and especially gamers in general. Good for them and hopefully they have a successful holiday season.
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Xemas12 Jun 19, 13
I'm glad to see Microsoft doing the right thing, unfortunately the two features I was really liking( family sharing and no discs to play games) are now gone but still I'm happier Microsoft has taken this step. Ill prob still get a ONE because the exclusives appeal to me more.
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BlackScythe Jun 19, 13
This was a move they had to make. I, and (from what I saw) many others, thought for sure Microsoft was going to stick to their guns. But I'm guessing they weighed the costs of cutting these systems preretail and postretail and that weighed heavily on their decision.

They also have access to the preorder numbers that we simply don't.

Either way they seem to have realized trying to combat Sony on so many different fronts simply wasn't a battle you want to engage in when the industry is shakey financially.

As others have said, I still don't trust Microsoft. I still don't like the Kinect. I'm still wary about that patent they filed to make you pay lisencing fees.

I will not be considering an xbox one regardless of this change or any exclusives they get in the future.
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Huntereb Jun 19, 13
They listened! Get ready to make some money MS!
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Remedy Jun 19, 13
quote Canasta
Despite this change, there are still some downsides:

-A smaller game selection due to indies not being able to self-publish.
-Mandatory Kinect, which ups the price of the console.
-No more family sharing plan.
-Free apps like Netflix are still paywalled.

Still not worth it over PS4.
This.

Not surprised. With the dominating numbers of preorders PS4 is receiving, it's best if microsoft leaves their ignorance behind.
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Lollipopz12 Jun 19, 13
Microsoft went into counseling and is now no longer suicidal!
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tekmosis Jun 19, 13
Trojanman, Canasta not only that but the PS4 (in theory) is more powerful, and $100 cheaper.
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Paranoid Android Jun 19, 13
Good to see them pulling their heads out their asses, but I still doubt I'll buy an Xbone for the mere fact that they tried to do all this.
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Chappy_112 Jun 19, 13
Too late for me, already decided to make the switch to PlayStation.
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Animatrix Jun 19, 13
LMAO. Microsoft knew they were going to get screwed by PS4 this holiday.

I'm still gettin a PS4 though, sooo goodbye Halo :'[ You will be missed. And I'm sorry that I'll never get to try Titanfall, it looked pretty fun too.
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Covarr Jun 19, 13
People in rural areas with poor internet don't deserve video games and Microsoft should stop pandering to them.
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Slash Jun 19, 13
quote Animatrix
I'm still gettin a PS4 though, sooo goodbye Halo :'[ You will be missed. And I'm sorry that I'll never get to try Titanfall, it looked pretty fun too.
Titanfall is also on the PC/360 and is rumored to be a timed exclusive and will come to the PS4 :V
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Gonzales Jun 19, 13
I'm glad that Microsoft have removed this ridiculous DRM, but they'll never win me over. Whilst this is a positive step, in some ways this is almost too late. The preorders for the PS4 were 8x that of the Xbox One last week.
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