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tekmosis Jul 24, 13
When you're getting absolutely crushed from lack of pre-orders, and you're seeing your competitor doing much better, you're bound to change your shitty policies or go down in flames.
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Mikau Kahn Jul 24, 13
quote tekmosis
When you're getting absolutely crushed from lack of pre-orders, and you're seeing your competitor doing much better, you're bound to change your shitty policies or go down in flames.
I'm a little upset that we didn't get to see Xbox go down with pride. Instead of the warrior's death, they're wimping out and trying to fix their innovations.
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DedValve Jul 24, 13
quote Mikau Kahn
quote tekmosis
When you're getting absolutely crushed from lack of pre-orders, and you're seeing your competitor doing much better, you're bound to change your shitty policies or go down in flames.
I'm a little upset that we didn't get to see Xbox go down with pride. Instead of the warrior's death, they're wimping out and trying to fix their innovations.
Because restricting innovation is innovative?

Competition is necessary or else we'll go back to the awful Sony of '06 that didn't give a damn about anyone. Now it's Microsoft with the big ego that needs to be taken down a peg.
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Rayce Jul 24, 13
quote tekmosis
When you're getting absolutely crushed from lack of pre-orders, and you're seeing your competitor doing much better, you're bound to change your shitty policies or go down in flames.
Actually, Xbox One has hit amazing pre-order numbers this time around. Best Buy had to stop taking pre-order requests because of the surge.

I'm a little disappointed that Xbox is going back on all the claims they made in the past, but I am also glad that they are listening to the market's demands and adapting their product to their players. It would be nice if everyone just did this from the beginning and didn't hurt their reputations though, and avoided this whole spiel.
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Blah Jul 24, 13
More people use consoles for streaming than playing games, few people know what indie developers are, and even fewer spend a bunch of time playing indie games. As a prof and indie developer, I'm glad for the system openness, but I doubt very many people (outside of forums like these) even care.

It's great MS opened the system, but this will have almost zero impact on the console wars. More important is the always on mistake, cross compatibility and innovations like the illumiroom.

What I mean by cross compatibility extends beyond games. I know the hard core gamers won't want to hear it, but there is a possibility to use your console for other things too.

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DedValve Jul 24, 13
quote Blah
More people use consoles for streaming than playing games, few people know what indie developers are, and even fewer spend a bunch of time playing indie games. As a prof and indie developer, I'm glad for the system openness, but I doubt very many people (outside of forums like these) even care.

It's great MS opened the system, but this will have almost zero impact on the console wars. More important is the always on mistake, cross compatibility and innovations like the illumiroom.
iOS proves that there is a large market for indie games.

The success of Minecraft and other indie hits also prove this. It's not a main selling point but don't shrug off the success indies have had recently.
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Yay4sean Jul 24, 13
They are learning, slowly but surely...

Is this because of that one girl who got a promotion or something and that one guy who left?
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DedValve Jul 24, 13
quote Yay4sean
They are learning, slowly but surely...

Is this because of that one girl who got a promotion or something and that one guy who left?
Nah, this is just trying to keep up with Valve, Sony and Nintendo and not lose the indie scene.

It's amazingly stupid that they where going to wait until Gamescom to reveal this before the GI leak.
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Zombie_Barioth Jul 24, 13
quote Blah
More people use consoles for streaming than playing games, few people know what indie developers are, and even fewer spend a bunch of time playing indie games. As a prof and indie developer, I'm glad for the system openness, but I doubt very many people (outside of forums like these) even care.

It's great MS opened the system, but this will have almost zero impact on the console wars. More important is the always on mistake, cross compatibility and innovations like the illumiroom.

What I mean by cross compatibility extends beyond games. I know the hard core gamers won't want to hear it, but there is a possibility to use your console for other things too.

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[color=navy]Most people don't buy a console specifically for streaming media, mobile devices can already do that stuff and most people have a phone or tablet these days. People tend to buy their console knowing it can also do those things on top of being their game console, the family gets their game console and they can also watch netflix/hulu and possibly even blu-ray on it too.

Digital distribution isn't exactly new anymore and people are aware that consoles have their own online stores, but the games on there don't get as much publicity as other platforms.[/vcolor]
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THM Jul 24, 13
I've decided to buy PS4 on launch day but for Xbox One, there's only one way out: i.e., failure!
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Rayce Jul 24, 13
quote Zombie_Barioth
Most people don't buy a console specifically for streaming media, mobile devices can already do that stuff and most people have a phone or tablet these days. People tend to buy their console knowing it can also do those things on top of being their game console, the family gets their game console and they can also watch netflix/hulu and possibly even blu-ray on it too.
This is pretty true, and it's not so much I'd actually use my concole for streaming moreso that I'm more comfortable using my Android or iPod for it. And I do use the Blu-Ray player surprisingly a lot on my console 'cause it's just more convenient. It's weird to describe, but you could say I'm in a rut of using certain devices for certain things.
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Ncjpr1993 Jul 24, 13
I don't think Microsoft is being greedy behind their policies, I think they were genuinely trying something new, and were just a little too stupid to realise that nobody wants an all digital console. Not to say I think they care about their customers, but the DRM policies were ones I could see some reasoning behind. The lack of self-published indie titles, however, has always seemed pointless, and one of the factors that tipped me towards the PS4. This could be fantastic news, though, and hopefully means DayZ Standalone will see an Xbox Live release. I can see it now: an open-world zombie survival game completely driven by angry children... oh the possibilities.
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Zombie_Barioth Jul 24, 13
quote Ncjpr1993
I don't think Microsoft is being greedy behind their policies, I think they were genuinely trying something new, and were just a little too stupid to realise that nobody wants an all digital console. Not to say I think they care about their customers, but the DRM policies were ones I could see some reasoning behind. The lack of self-published indie titles, however, has always seemed pointless, and one of the factors that tipped me towards the PS4. This could be fantastic news, though, and hopefully means DayZ Standalone will see an Xbox Live release. I can see it now: an open-world zombie survival game completely driven by angry children... oh the possibilities.
The problem with Microsoft's policies was that they went too fast and tried to change how the industry works in one fell swoop. People just aren't ready to go digital only and you can't treat physical disks the same way as digital copies.

The check-ins and used game restrictions were what people had a problem with, not everything else. I don't know why they didn't just start out with a disk-key system, all you have to do is look at how PC gaming has changed to get an idea of how to handle the transition.
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Mega Shuppet Jul 25, 13
This has nothing to do with the DRM.

Misleading headline, should mention that it's the policy for indie game publishing.
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