BJ'S BLOG 06/21/13 "Trolls"
Yesterday on the show, we talked about the newest changes Microsoft has made for their upcoming console, the Xbox One.
Originally it was announced that the new system would have to be connected to the internet at all times even if you’re playing in single player offline or not using it at all. They also said that you would not be able to lend, sell, or rent games.
After being lambasted on the internet and even made fun of by Sony in a video that went viral, they have decided to change all that.
Here is the statement from Microsoft:
An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.
In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console — there will be no regional restrictions.
The thing that bothers me is that even though the public spoke and Microsoft listened, there are many people out there who are still mad at them! This console hasn’t even been released yet and no one has had to pay for anything!
I believe this behavior has to do with the entitlement generation we live in and sadly I see a vast amount of it in the geek community.
We all have the right to complain about what why whine and bitch after someone listens and then gives you what you were asking for?
People really need to stop being trolls about this and if you’re still complaining, it’s probably because you’re miserable and need to seek professional help.