Sunday 9 June 2013

X-bone, phone home

There are a few articles that have covered Microsoft's double back-peddling 'compromises' on both second hand games and the whole always connected things, but this one is my favourite. The best part of which was when they said, 'Some players had been concerned that the console was going to require a constant internet connection.' This is ambiguous, and implies that players were concerned that it might require a constant internet connection, when in reality players were concerned when Microsoft announced that it definitely would require a constant internet connection.

This whole thing feels like Microsoft is stress testing consumer relationships again. Either that or they have absolutely no concept of how far is too far, and are fully reliant on customers to draw the lines. Maliciousness or incompetence. I remember asking the same questions when Windows Vista oozed onto the shelves.

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