charlitos saidIt is a pretty solid offer from Microsoft. Definitely much better than the PS4 as it seems to do pretty much everything the PS4 does and much more.
Including charging you for used games, needing a constant internet connection, DRM, and other fun killing mechanisms.
1 - I always buy all my games and I PREFER to be able to save my games to my hard drive and never have to touch a disc again than to swap discs and wait for loading times every single time I want to play something else. Besides, welcome to 2013, do you complain about not being able to borrow phone apps that your friends payed for? Buy your own shit!
2 - My entire house is wired to my wifi; from my thermostat, to my media center, to my lightbulbs to my door lock. Furthermore, I have never used my XBOX without an internet connection, Im always on multiplayer games so you can get the idea. Is home internet really that bad in Atlanta?
SO, whats the problem again? And what are the "fun killing mechanisms" you are talking about?
Besides the fact that you sound like........... kind of an asshole with your response.
1. Good for you, you prefer to own your games. So do I. Ummm... I'm pretty sure you still have to buy used games from game retailers. Way to go jumping to the conclusion that I would want to borrow games from someone else. Yeah welcome to 2013, GameStop, the leading games retailer, relies heavily on the buying and selling of used games to stay afloat. Let's go ahead and add an unneeded and unsubstantiated used game taxes to deter people from buying used games ultimately lowering an industry's (video game retailers) profits. Good one microsoft, killing industries and taking names *Thumbs up*.
2. Oh you fancy huh? Yeah dude, I have a wifi connection in my household as well. The connection is decent and yet that doesn't mean there are instances that the connection may go out for whatever reason. Oh, and not all of us have the luxury of wifi internet ( or internet at all).
SO, whats the problem again? The problem is that Microsoft is not focused on games. I don't want my GAMING console to be a universal media hub. I want a game console to play games. Fuck all the bloatware that I'll never use. Fuck all the underhanded money grubbing subscription attempts and game taxes.
In the end, the console isn't all that bad itself. I just don't like the business model and company focus for where they want to take the xbox.