Originally Posted by marjen
People going crazy I guess I just dont get it.
See communities like this one for just one illustration on why there are issues here if you can't understand why some are upset. Not everyone's gaming habits align perfectly with yours.
It's not difficult to see that there's a very large minority of gamers that take a regular interest in gaming's past. So it's not hard to comprehend this segment's disappointment with these DRM plans since classic gaming of the future where the Xbone is concerned if Microsoft sticks to their guns, excepting potential emulation in the future or possible homebrew modifications that might circumvent these draconian DRM measures on the original hardware itself, will be impossible where revisiting these games are concerned once Microsoft flips that server switch off for the final time someday.
Yet my heavy sixer that was outshopped from Sunnyvale in 1977 is still kicking, my hundreds of 2600 cartridges for it are still just fine, I'm able to still add to my collection, and there is a lot of homebrew development with hardware modifications, new accessories, and new games that regularly surpass most of the commercially released titles from back in the day. The only limits there are the physical life of the equipment itself.
By comparison, the Xbone has a built in expiration date of Microsoft's choosing. The Xbone will only exist in the form of useless bricks, useless coasters, YouTube videos, and caches of long gone sites like IGN and AVS at internet history archives when it's 35 years old.
And this is just for those that want to be able to play these games past the point where Microsoft is done with the platform. There are a myriad of other reasons why there are issues here for far more people than this segment like the renters, those that like to lend games, those that like to fund future purchases with their older games that they're finished with, and just those that plain don't like their freedoms they've traditionally enjoyed being stripped away in a favorite hobby of theirs.
You could voluntarily buy every last game new, always only played on your own console, always be connected to the internet, and happily retire your Xbox One the day the Xbox 1440 is released a decade from now and still have reasonable reason to take issue with these DRM plans.Edited by Leo_Ames - 6/19/13 at 7:29am