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Petitioners Plead With Microsoft To Bring Back Xbox One's Restrictive Features

Posted by Nia on July 9, 2013 at 11:35 PM

There is a petition dedicated to convincing Microsoft to bring back the initial features that were, ultimately, scraped for the Xbox One. The creator of the petition, David Fontenot, states in the petition description,


“This was to be the future of entertainment. A new wave of gaming where you could buy games digitally, then trade, share or sell those digital licenses. Essentially, it was Steam for Xbox. But consumers were uninformed, and railed against it, and it was taken away because Sony took advantage of consumers uncertainty.


We want this back. It can't be all or nothing, there must be a compromise.”


I was one of the many people that campaigned against the restrictive features outlined in the original framework for the Xbox One, but this petition brought too much hilarity not to mention. In case you were genuinely excited about the original features of the Xbox One, this one’s for you kid. Otherwise, the rest of us can get a quick chuckle out of this.


Source: http://www.change.org/petitions/microsoft-give-us-back-the-xbox-one-we-were-promised-at-e3-2

 

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33 Comments

Reply Shokio
11:56 PM on July 9, 2013 
"Microsoft, please go back to taking our rights away!"
Reply macintosh2221
11:58 PM on July 9, 2013 
Shokio says...
"Microsoft, please go back to taking our rights away!"

EXACTLY LOL!
Reply NavonWise
12:12 AM on July 10, 2013 
Somehow, I'm not pissed off at this news. The human race has been disappointing me as of late so...I don't know how to feel about this.
Reply Nia
12:12 AM on July 10, 2013 
Shokio says...
"Microsoft, please go back to taking our rights away!"


LOL basically this is what they're saying.
Reply Nia
12:42 AM on July 10, 2013 
NavonWise says...
Somehow, I'm not pissed off at this news. The human race has been disappointing me as of late so...I don't know how to feel about this.


You have a very interesting disposition lol.
Reply Mounce
1:34 AM on July 10, 2013 
It should be illegal to be this hopelessly stupid

Like, I have no idea, is it really that enjoyable to be brainwashed? Powerless? Weak-minded to the brink where a company can make a person Beg to be bent over? Beg to have restrictions? Beg to have rights taken away?

If this is not a troll, then I have lost more faith in humanity and especially when it comes to Xbox's Fanbase, I thought the Nintendo Fanboys were more delusional....
Reply Charnelle
1:48 AM on July 10, 2013 
I see what he's saying about it being like Steam, but the fact is Steam works because it's...well, Steam, on a computer, your personal computer...which you are less likely to hand over to a friend just to play a game, where as a game console is out in the open and ready for anyone to play it. Consoles area social platform, where computers/laptops are more private...idiots XD
Reply Nia
1:56 AM on July 10, 2013 
Charnelle says...
I see what he's saying about it being like Steam, but the fact is Steam works because it's...well, Steam, on a computer, your personal computer...which you are less likely to hand over to a friend just to play a game, where as a game console is out in the open and ready for anyone to play it. Consoles area social platform, where computers/laptops are more private...idiots XD


Seriously. However, had the X1 kept those policies, the only way it would have worked is if it worked very similarly to Steam...like....identical. If they did that, but kept a lot of these same things we see on consoles like 60 dollar games, they'd be screwed.
Reply JcGrOoVeZ
2:00 AM on July 10, 2013 
People on the internet never cease to amaze me. lol
Reply carbyman
5:06 AM on July 10, 2013 
Can i have this persons address?? Better still, his parents? They deserve a slap for raising their son ineptly. Morons.
Reply Julien Mu
5:10 AM on July 10, 2013 
Microsoft, please return the X1 to E3's situation! Thank you!
Reply NachoKingP
7:10 AM on July 10, 2013 
Clearly you were one of the "uninformed" then, because he's right. The features they took away were actually REALLY progressive, but people didn't really look into what you were gaining, they just focused on misinformation like "I CAN'T SELL USED GAMES!" (you could) or "I NEED TO ALWAYS BE ON THE INTERNET! (you didn't). Ugh.
Reply NachoKingP
7:12 AM on July 10, 2013 
Nia says...
Seriously. However, had the X1 kept those policies, the only way it would have worked is if it worked very similarly to Steam...like....identical. If they did that, but kept a lot of these same things we see on consoles like 60 dollar games, they'd be screwed.


Steam has $49.99 games upon release, but they lower in price as they age, just like console games. It's really not much different...
Reply random.idiot
8:03 AM on July 10, 2013 
Wait, Steam allowed you to "trade, share or sell" your games? I have been using Steam for years and I never saw this feature. What Steam did allow is for us to 'gift' _extra copies_ of games that we have to others.

Any way, no body campaigned against the "family sharing" feature, the publishers never knew about it and when they realized what it meant, they complained to Microsoft which in turn withdraw the feature. Family sharing would have essentially allowed 2 people to play the same game from different locations at the _same time_. While it might sound go for the consumer, for the publishers it is a nightmare. Currently 2 people will require 2 copies to play at the same time; with family sharing they will only need 1 copy. This would essentially mean that about half the sells will be lost due to this feature alone.

And for those who don't realize it yet, they removed the family sharing feature from the "downloadable games" as well... while still maintaining all the DRM features on those copies.

Family Sharing would never have seen the light of day; and the above is my reasoning as to why it wouldn't have worked. Even if Xbone get the old "online activation" feature, the family sharing will NOT come back.

The reasoning of some people is just baffling!
Reply daluwanjia
9:17 AM on July 10, 2013 
致微软:

请给我们带回来你们在E3承诺并计划过的原来XBOX ONE。

诚挚的,大陆玩家
Reply WiiUExposed
10:44 AM on July 10, 2013 
Is it legal to be this stupid?
Reply WiiUExposed
10:47 AM on July 10, 2013 
Please Microsoft, I like 24 hour curfews!!!!!!! I like not having rights!! Please! Don't listen to these sensible people!
Reply Sasquach
11:12 AM on July 10, 2013 
I would love for my rights and privacy to be taken away....again!!!
Reply litch
12:26 PM on July 10, 2013 
Who the hell even said that you would be able to sell or trade those digital games? Why would MS even want that? Steam doesnt allow it (yet) and even when it does there will be caveats. MS is a greedy, money hungry company and you see that from their flip flopping policies.
Reply teufel
1:20 PM on July 10, 2013 
Honestly MS, you might want to consider scrapping the One all together, pull a Willy Wonka and go AWOL for a year or two and come back with something more amazing with almost no public statements behind it. This way you might get rid of the stink of this reveal, and you won't have any of your reps putting a foot in their mouth every time they open up their gob.

Seriously here, I can't think of any person I have talked to that wanted to pay that extra money for the new Kinect, and yes, I know at that high price point that you are still selling it for quite a large loss, which will make it even more painful if it does not fly off the shelves like you might hope. Imagine having the track record of the PS3 for the first couple of years, over priced while still selling at a loss, with the entire potential of another RROD repeat, thanks to 3 OS's in particular.

Yeah, you might have rushed production on a few million units that might cost you a few hundred million, but compare that to the potential of billions that you might lose if this all flops. Just look at what happened to Sony with the PS3 and its epic flop when it launched and despite "okay" sales these last couple years, Sony is so far in the red that there is no way they can actually make a profit this gen; they literally lost over a billion tied to the PS3.

Thus we should all probably start a petition to save MS from themselves and ask them to hold off on the One for a year or two and let Sony launch with "uber" machine alone. Third party devs will have to be paid to make games for it, and then multi plats will be launch for the PS360 instead. Yeah, this will hold back some gaming for a couple of years, but it will cripple Sony even further leaving them alone on a ledge while MS churns out a perfect product that might not carry the stink of this recent E3.

Who's with me? MS should tread their own path, stay profitable, hold off on the One, and give a product that gamers actually want that doesn't follow the trendy crud they jammed in the One that will be dated within a year and provides absolutely nothing in the long run for gamers other than some fun tricks that you will be tired of in a week.