Originally Posted by Mbalmer
All these rules...I can't believe anyone would defend Microsoft after reading that. Remember when you could buy a game and take it to a friends house for the night? We did that about every weekend growing up with the NES. I don't know what Microsoft is thinking to be honest with you.
Exactly! I was reading all those rules, and some of them were honestly confusing, console gaming is getting too complicated, this was supposed to be a device to have fun with, not this. If this is the future of console gaming - at least according to Microsoft - people might as well buy a Kaveri based Steam box and call it a day. Steam doesn't charge people for multi player services and as far as I know there is absolutely nothing equivalent to Steam sales for consoles, plus you're getting a full PC, with all its possibilities.
Also, a soft switch for turning off Kinect is almost as good as nothing, the only real assurance of privacy you would have is if there was a mechanical switch to turn it off.
Also, I just read on the article's comments somebody who raised the question that the 24hr limit to be off-line basically means that people deployed abroad won't be buying these consoles, not to mention all the cases mentioned on this thread.Edited by tpi2007 - 6/7/13 at 1:46am