The biggest issues that most gamers seem to have with the Xbox One is that always online DRM nonsense. Because of that, gamer sentiment has have moved very much in Sony’s favour. Many were left wondering how long it would be before Microsoft finally listened to its customer and gave up on those very draconian, restrictive policies. That time is now.
Neither Microsoft nor Sony’s next generation console is here yet. From what we’ve heard, we expect Sony’s PlayStation 4 to release locally around November this year, with Microsoft’s Xbox One coming a little later next year. If you want either of them close to their respective releases dates, you might want to look at pre-ordering.
Here’s some double good news for both Xbox and PlayStation fans. Both companies have now come out and stated that the games for the PS4 and Xbox One will both top out at $60.
Peter Molyneux, founder of 22Cans and former Microsoft employee, says the press conferences by Microsoft and Sony were very unprofessional. This father of gaming compared it to two frat houses engaging in a weird tit for tat. As he points out, E3 becomes all about the show and companies forget about consumers.
Microsoft is doing away with its stupid banana dollar Microsoft Points system, opting instead to utilise real world cash values. that change will happen at some point this year (likely to co-incide with the Xbox One launch). What happens then, to the dormant Microsoft Points you currently have attached to your Xbox Live account?
One of the most common discussions I’m currently having with gamers, colleagues and members of the industry is all about what Microsoft are doing. They appear to be making such a massive mess of things and are acting completely oblivious to the negativity.
One of the best announcements made at the Microsoft conference at E3 was that starting soon, still no timeline, families will be allowed to share the Xbox Gold access across members.
If there’s one thing that no one tells you about E3, it’s that it’s more crowded than Burger King on a Saturday. Four events kicked things off on Monday, with Sony, Microsoft, EA and Ubisoft all doing their best to upstage one another. Which you can see in all its glory, after the jump.
Maybe you were busy, or maybe you’ve just forgotten – but E3 pretty much started yesterday with the big guys in the industry showing off their new stuff. Microsoft kicked off the proceedings, and we were right there to see it all. Here’s what happened.
Microsoft started off this year’s E3 with a bit of a whimper. They kept to their promises and showed off nothing but games – and for a while, it seemed like they were killing it. Metal Gear Solid 5, Dead Rising 3 and a new Killer Instinct got it off to a good start – but then they skirted around the DRM issue, and finally, revealed a launch price for their new console, the Xbox one. It’ll be released at a price of $499.
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The Xbox One has been received dismally by the media and gamers alike because of its draconian phone home system and inability to trade titles. But we’ve put our considerable intelligence together here at Lazygamer HQ and have come up with the solution.
This wasn’t the news I wanted to wake up to on a Friday but it looks like Microsoft has refused to listen to gamers and in a futile attempt for this disaster to not ruin their E3 they have decided to clarify how the Xbox One will work and it’s not pretty.
We received confirmation earlier today about the Xbox One’s online requirements and it’s suspect used game trading ability.
Knowing this now and while still not knowing whether Sony is going to implement a similar system on the PlayStation 4 are you planning on still buying the Xbox One?