• Darkhawk - January 31, 2014 6:07 p.m.

    Until Micro$oft introduces an online gaming service where YOU DON'T HAVE TO FUCKING PAY, we will continue to mock mercilessly.
  • josh-c21 - December 30, 2013 10:51 p.m.

    Well first of all the memes were funny no matter what you think of the X1. I think not many people understood what they were losing with the stuff Microsoft removed. I absolutely didn't want a "only online" system so im glad that's gone BUT the game linking and sharing would have made it much more affordable to buy new games. If you and 3 other friends wanted to go in on a single game you could because you were going to be able to share games between 10 accounts. With four people it would have been like paying $15 each. I mean what would you prefer $15 brand new or $55 for a used copy of a new release?....
  • twhiting9275 - January 31, 2014 2:19 p.m.

    "I think not many people understood what they were losing with the stuff Microsoft removed." Precisely Microsoft did an INCREDIBLY poor job of beating the naysayers here. The DRM system still remains, but it's a more restrictive DRM than was talked about. People just do not get that.
  • Eightboll812 - November 18, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    I admit, I'm slide 25, lol. But to CharTom (so this doesn't get lost at the bottom), I don't get your delusion. Yeah, change... but not all change is good, not all change should be embraced. Consumers have a vote. Maybe every time MS copies an Apple product, we should all just buy it under the banner of "change". That's essentially what your argument boils down to. But if we suggested that you ~change~ from your 360 (MS) to a PS4 (Sony), OH NOOOOO, not THAT change. And then the rest of what little remains of your argument falls apart. As for Xbox being the new Steam, yeah they were trying for that, and failing miserably. And since you bring up backwards compatibility, when I buy a game from Steam, I know I will be able to play it on my "next gen" computer, just like I recently bought a few old Sierra games from GOG last weekend. So if you want to emulate the computer with your console, you better do it right, and well. Otherwise people will reject it as a poor clone. Oh, and Steam does have some competition on PC. Was MS planning on opening their platform? No, didn't think so. Let's consider the appeal of digital and how that has worked with other media. Music... I don't have to re-buy my music every time a new Apple device comes out, now do I? I don't have to re-buy apps when I get a new phone or next version of iPad. People accept DRM when pricing is reasonable and the restrictions aren't unreasonable. And Apple didn't outlaw CDs or when ripping to your iTunes library, crunch up the CD so it couldn't be used in another player... The move to digital has always had to move at the speed of consumers. In fact it was only recent years that digital finally surpassed CD sales. You can't rush this, or force it. Last inconvenient point that people like yourself just can't seem to wrap your heads around. MS could have offered all the "cool" stuff they planned and offered it for digital purchases, while leaving disks completely alone. So you could have had "the future" by choosing to only buy digital titles. And us "dinosaurs" (you know, the ones that saw through the thinly disguised money grab), could have had our disks, and we could have all been happy on the same exact system. What caused it to fail with the public was that MS was forcing a conversion to digital, blocking used games (er, charging a fee and requiring authorized retailers...whatever, still blocking at the end of the day), so no one had a choice to embrace it with their free will. The only choice was to not buy it at all. A lot of people DO like to be herded around and told what to do. Maybe you are one of those. That's fine. But Americans (the primary market for Xbone) tend to react viscerally when being told "you have to do this" or that. And in that regard, MS is stupid. They should have foreseen this reaction. But as with most things MS, their greed overrode their common sense.
  • zach-isca - January 31, 2014 5:22 p.m.

    I fucking love you. I got an account on this site just to say that. You are absolutely right.
  • DualWieldingIsNotFeasible - November 17, 2013 10:58 p.m.

    This launch has been quite the rollercoaster, but I'm glad that I'm gonna be picking up an Xbone on Friday. We got the changes we wanted (well, most of them), a lineup of great launch exclusives (waiting to see if Ryse will be counted among them), and plenty of stuff to look forward to (Titanfall, Halo 5). That being said, that Don Mattrick 4Chan thread is freaking hilarious.
  • winner2 - November 17, 2013 7:07 p.m.

    I literally lol'd at that failure chart
  • g1rldraco7 - November 16, 2013 11:47 p.m.

    Xbone's for all.....
  • GOD - November 16, 2013 6:39 p.m.

    Surprised that there aren't any Mattrick ditching for Zynga memes.
  • Redeater - November 16, 2013 5:52 p.m.

    Meh, I already have the Wii U and PS4 and plan on getting the XB1 next year so I can't really get behind any of the pathetic bandwagons that have been starting up lately. I'm just glad we are getting 3 awesome systems...
  • Jackonomics - November 16, 2013 4:41 p.m.

    Oh yeah, more backlashing, what else is fucking new As if that's not bad enough all of the Sony memes were the same shit except Sony making fun if them for it.
  • shawksta - November 16, 2013 4:13 p.m.

    Poor Microsoft
  • Verenitz - November 16, 2013 3:28 p.m.

    Poor Mattrick. -feelz-
  • CharThom - November 16, 2013 2:59 p.m.

    I don't get the whole Xbox hatred, Xbox One was essentially doing something similar to Steam. You are connected to the internet, you can access your library everywhere & download it and it's yours.. Valve did not get this much hate when they ditched buying physical copies of games and moved to download based, why is Xbox One receiving all of that when they went a similar-ish route. In my honest opinion, this is all a case of lesser educated people jumping on a bandwagon (doesn't sound great but stick with me, i'll try and explain), people who have no grasp on the possibility of change, the possibility of planning for the future of gaming by having it digitally based, the idea of not having backwards compatibility, I don't know about you guys but when my Gamecube didn't play Nintendo 64 games, I didn't curse a storm up about that! It's planning for a future, which we may aswell not have because the problem is the people who don't notice this, who don't notice that fair enough the PS3 was hated for hiking up the price when having a Blu-Ray player, but now it's almost essential for the next-gen consoles.. for example. Change needs to happen, you need to accept it. The best example for this is Call Of Duty, they didn't change their game, still very similar every year, same 6 hour story, big twist, multiplayer, then cliffhanger ending.. it's a formula that works fair enough, but reviews ranging from 3/10 to a questionable 9/10 (from a website which currently has COD:Ghosts advertising splattered all over it like a Activision bukkake) but then a game like GTA 3 for example breaks the mould, they see a way to change the game, makes it 3rd person, great reviews well recieved, for seeing change, making change.. Accept change.
  • BladedFalcon - November 16, 2013 4:25 p.m.

    "Accept change" You sound like a drone expecting people to be gladly assimilated to your mindless hive :P Also, you are wrong and ignorant in almost all accounts. Valve was hated for YEARS with their steam service when it was released and enforced back when it came out. It was only accepted once years have passed and they had worked non-stop to make the service worthwhile for the consumer. The rest of your argument is also both hilariously stupid, and funny how you completely sidestep what you KNOW people were actually against. The lack of backwards compatibility was never the real issue, and it's one that the PS4 and most consoles always have anyway. Also, Sony screwed up not by having the PS3 play blu-rays, but by having their console be so mind-boggingly expensive, and they indirectly admitted this by in just a couple years shaving the price to almost in half. So yeah... it's ironic how you call other people "lesser educated" when you yourself clearly has no grasp of what you're talking about. Drone.
  • CharThom - November 20, 2013 10:49 a.m.

    You again? The PS3 price was different due to the addition of the Blu-Ray player. That is the reason why the PS3s were more expensive, this was said during an interview with the head of console development at Sony, baring in mind that a Blu-Ray player in 2006/7 were around $150, making the price of the PS3 base model $249 rather than $399 just by removing that (i'm not saying that's the only reason why so don't reply with that, you've commented on what i've wrote so much on GR that I can practically predict what you'll write, bladed), around a similar price to the Xbox base model $299. Ok, I admit backwards compatibility wasn't a main issue, but it's something which is mentioned alot on Gamesradar posts about next gen, by some users, so i'd thought i'd tackle that issue, i'm not going to do a survey, find out the biggest issues then try and see reason, because it's all subjective to who you ask. Also Valve's launch for Steam was NOT met by more hatred than the Xbox One launch period, the only problem which people shouted about and complained about to the same amount as the Xbox One was that you had to download Steam to play Half Life 2, that's it. There was no complains about having to always be signed into Steam if you want to play your games, that was practically accepted by the large majority of Valve fans. ^This part here, call me psychic but I think i'll get a response from you listing faults with the Steam launch, but again, it's all subjective to who you ask, I based that above point on actual people using Steam or users who would use Steam because those are the only opinions that matter. Also, i'm just saying that whatever Microsoft do or Sony do, i've enjoyed playing whatever consoles they've made over the past 15 years, so I will accept change and if you, yourself have ever enjoyed playing the consoles, you might enjoy the new consoles yourself. Then again from reading your posts, I can imagine it been hard to see the screen whilst playing these consoles.. with having your head so far up your arse. All the best
  • BladedFalcon - November 20, 2013 11:09 a.m.

    Yes, me again, and the reason you keep seeing me, is because you keep posting the same inane, ignorant, fanboy-tastic stuff. Someone has to school you even if you don't like it ;) The PS3 was so expensive now just because of the Blu-Ray player, but because of the custom made cell processor, and and the parts they created specifically for the console, that's what skyrocketed the cost production, and Sony itself pretty much acknowledged this with the PS4, and how instead they are now using more common parts to make a more affordable and easier to develop system. Well if you know that, then try stop making it sound like that was a bigger issue than the restriction of used game sharing and selling, and a constant 24 hour check in. And again, yes it was, and no, people didn't have a problem with steam just because they needed to download it to play Half Life 2. And this isn't subjective, it's well documented, and GR even made a top 7 about it: here, read, their words, not mine: "To make things worse, Steam was incredibly unstable. It would crash, lag, and have other technical problems, and since everything had to run through Steam, some things simply didn't run. Not being about to play Counter-Strike because some other, unnecessary product wasn't working was the antithesis of open, available PC gaming. This was DRM at its worst. This was Steam." So yes, you're straight up lying to yourself if you think Steam as a smooth running machine from the start. Also, try to be dismissive of my comments all you like, that isn't even a legitimate defense or excuse for your own ignorance and not being able to state the facts right. If my head is up my arse, I can't imagine how deeper yours must be by this point... must be pretty painful... or maybe you're just numb for being there so long ;)
  • shawksta - November 16, 2013 4:25 p.m.

    Thats true, no doubt the industry will go this way but the issue is how Microsoft did it, how they made the change, they didnt do it the right way/transion the gamers with it, rather they shoved it down everyones throat at the presentation with all the limitations and overall looked as DRM for the developers and for the developers only, rather than show its strength for the gamers.
  • Jackonomics - November 16, 2013 4:35 p.m.

    This so much What sucks more is that Sony only has the fact that they just mock Microsoft about it, with all their shit in the actual launch being mediocre and their presentations barely having any games, both E3 and after. People are so reluctant of the future it's disgusting.
  • CharThom - November 20, 2013 11 a.m.

    I agree Jackonomics, Another point is that Sony has mocked Microsoft, but they actually have similarities with the things they're mocking Alot of things which people complained about recently about the Xbox One, have actually happened with the PS4, Xbox is mentioning them before so at Launch, no surprises.. Sony have had a safe and successful launch as they haven't mentioned some things, I hope PS4 fans are enjoying the launch patch, which Sony only really announced 1 day before launch! people with no internet could've bought it and had a nice surprise! fair enough Xbox One has a day one patch but it was announced a couple of months ago, so you was aware of it when you got it.... I personally accept the future, remember when Apple ditched all composite cables and started using only USBs before they were big, uproar then = now USB is essentially the only cable used by all PCs

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