Xbox One

Xbox OneLast month, when Microsoft announced its now-famous reversal on the initial licensing policies and online requirements for the Xbox One, we argued that triumphant throngs of gamers should recognize that they were losing out on some potentially interesting features alongside the removal of online check-ins and the revival of used game discs. Now, some armchair activists seem to be realizing the same thing. The petition on for Microsoft to “Give us back the Xbox One we were promised at E3” notes that the system as originally envisioned would let users “buy games digitally, then trade, share, or sell those digital licenses.” Unfortunately, as the petition puts it, “uninformed [consumers]… railed against it… because Sony took advantage of consumers’ uncertainty.” “It can’t be all or nothing, there must be a compromise,” the petition goes on.

Read the full story at Ars Technica.

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