Quote:Originally Posted by garciab
It would be nice to be able to get rid of the tabs we don't want on our dashboard. Maybe we get that soon, so we can customize our console experience to what we want. Worst case, you can just quit LIVE altogether and keep your XBox offline.
Originally Posted by bd2003
Yeah, I'm with you. Unfortunately we're a captive audience. Their box, their service, their rules. It's not enough to make me not want to use it yet. At least there's no competitor offering a better service to force them to change. It's definitely contemptuous of their customers, but Sony is no better.
That's all I'm really saying here. Those are exactly the points I'm trying to make. I think MS is pushing XBox too far into needless stuff that don't matter in the gaming world. And they run the risk of turning a lot of folks off. Okay...I went way over the top with my hate politics rant. But I truly despise what Rupert Murdoch has done to credible news with NewsCorp around the world. Just look how he undermined the British and Australian Governments. And he is now doing the same thing in America.
My last word on the political stuff is this. I am truly a moderate person. I'm liberal socially and very conservative financially. My household is like a mini UN and I love it! My extended family through children and In-Laws are African, European/Brazilian, Japanese and American. WE all love exch other (including us parents). And we don't need a bigoted...poison organization like Newscorp trying to constantly divide us into little pockets of hate. Especially on a damn game console!
I like news served to me like Cronkite...Downs...Koppel...Jennings and all of the old networks used to report it. They didn't routinely personally attack and trash the people's elected representatives. I personally admired and liked President's GHW Bush and GW Bush. I respected how they managed extremely difficult hands dealt them. I admired and liked President's Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama based on the exact same criteria. I don't want to be force fed network liars like Newscorp and MSNBC on my game machine 24/7. I reject them telling me the hateful and divisive news slants about our leaders or just news stories in general. That's why I don't even watch them anymore. I leave that infection on cable and the internet where I can't do anything about it. I certainly won't pay for that junk again with a beefed up XBox Live subscription. Like I said...I think MS is on a slippery slope now with XBox. This kind of negative programming can turn a lot of people off. We are not talking about the Simpson's here.
We're talking about NewsCorp
! The same company under indictment in the UK for fraud, bribery, extortion, telephone hacking and crimes against the government. ANd they are under investigation in the USA over the same sordid stuff. That's a big deal. And I won't pay for it on an XBox or PS.