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Microsoft reverses Xbox One online check and used games policies following backlash

A major U-turn ahead of the console wars<p>Microsoft is making a major U-turn today by reversing some of its controversial Xbox One policies. In a statement on the company's Xbox blog, Microsoft says it's making policy changes "as a result of feedback from the Xbox community." Microsoft is reversing a …

Microsoft changing Xbox One policies

Microsoft today confirmed that it is changing the controversial Xbox One policies as a result of consumer feedback.<p>"As a result of feedback from the Xbox community, we have changed certain policies for Xbox One," Microsoft wrote on its blog, adding that past policies are "no longer accurate."<p>Xbox …

Microsoft To Reverse Xbox One Policies After Fan Revolt

In a stunning reversal of the announced capabilities and restrictions of the Xbox One, Microsoft has just made the next generation console race much more interesting.<p>Confirming a report from Giant Bomb earlier today, Microsoft has announced today that they’ve listened to player feedback, and are …

How Shedding Check-in DRM In The Xbox One Benefits Microsoft

With the reveal of the Xbox One at E3, gamers had all-but declared Xbox’s competitor, the PlayStation 4, as the victor in this particular console war. One feature of the One that seemed particularly vexing to Xboxers was the need for Internet connectivity. But as of today, this issue has been put …

Xbox One REMOVES DRM!!! - Inside Gaming News Desk

Xbox One loses some disc-free play, family game-sharing plan with revised policies

Today's surprise announcement, a nearly complete reversal of a set of policies almost universally hated by gamers, comes with a price, said Marc Whitten, corporate vice president of Xbox Live, in an interview with Polygon today.<p>Those unpopular policies, which required online checks and limited the …

Microsoft Xbox One policy switch makes user forums explode

Relief, disbelief, and some leftover bitterness surround Microsoft pulling a 180 on its Xbox One "always-on" policy.<p>Gamers have taken to forums, comment threads, and social media to express how they feel about the tech giant flip-flopping on the series of rules and restrictions that would have …

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Microsoft: We Had to Wait Until After E3 to Change Our DRM Policies

At E3 last week, Microsoft packed a basketball arena full of journalists and fans to talk about its next-generation console, the Xbox One. That’s why …

Microsoft has 'no plans' to revisit Xbox One's $499 price

Microsoft may have just backtracked on its derided policy that had restricted game sharing in its Xbox One console that goes on sale later this year -- but don't count on the company to revisit other unpopular features of the upcoming console.<p>In an interview with CNET, Marc Whitten, the chief …

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6 great features you're losing with the Xbox One's DRM changes

The internet has spoken?<p>After Microsoft revealed that the Xbox One would bring 24-hour internet checks and game rental blocking to the …

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Back to reality: Microsoft's new Xbox One policies retreat from the future

Careful what you wish for<p>Last week at E3, in a private room inside Microsoft's massive, green booth, Marc Whitten spent most of our interview talking about the future. "As we think of the next five to ten years of innovation," he said, "we're going to be able to drive really great new experiences. …

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Xbox One still ‘committed to the cloud,’ but it loses digital-game sharing

Just last week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show, Microsoft positioned Xbox One as the console of the future. Now, after a sustained negative reaction from fans, the company is taking a step backward in the name of appeasement.<p>That means some of the benefits of Xbox One’s …

Always listening: Microsoft doesn’t resent vociferous fans

The Xbox One can now play used games just like an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 do (and the PlayStation 4 will upon its release). Microsoft made a stunning course correction after weeks of gamer outcry against the company’s policy that would have severely limited used games with strict digital-rights …

New Xbox One DRM policy will kill some features

<b>Ding dong, the DRM witch is dead. While there's been much celebrating on Microsoft's 180-degree flip on the Xbox One's internet check-in, region</b> …