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June 9, 2013 18:09:06.577

Chris Plante of Polygon nails it on the XBox One:

After a month of vague corporate comments from Microsoft executives, we now know the Xbox One's game licensing policy was written from the ground up for companies. It's aggressively anti-consumer and anti-middle class, and it outright ignores underprivileged gamers. It's gross, despicable, greedy, pathetic, cowardly and out of touch with a growing global resentment for corporations.

Yeah, a gaming PC hooked up to the TV to run Steam Big Picture is looking better and better....

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posted by James Robertson


Re: X-Boned

[kilon] June 10, 2013 5:54:49.357

Desperate times call for desperate measures ?

On the other hand , to do the unthinkable and defend Micro$oft , de we really think that with all this piracy going around that companies wont try to fight back ?

If iOS taught us anyhing is that close platforms cannot only survive but even flourish, massively.

I am completely in favor of the author here that this is an extremely sad / rediculous situation to be in , but in the end M$ (as any big company) cares all about money and this move may work for them. But only if the games , at least the big ones , can justify with continuous online content.

Would I boycott such console ? You can bet on it ! But I dont kid myself. I am a minority that so happens to put his values highly above his pesonal entertainment needs. The same cant be said about the average gamer.

I always found Stallman as a radicall , but what lately happens in the world of software pretty much justifies his war against anything anti GPL.

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