If I can only get one of them, Im going with Sony this time around.
I had both an original XBOX and PS2, but had to ditch Sony when they came out with that bullshit 600 dollar pricetag on the PS3. Ive been with Microsoft since, and Ive been happy with the product. There were games I wished that I could play that were exclusive to Sony, sure, but for the most part Microsoft has fulfilled my gaming needs.
This bullshit they tried to pull here, this always connected DRM crap, its just wrong. Not being able to buy or rent games notwithstanding, its extremely common for my internet to be out for days at a time. During this period, the XB1 becomes a brick. Its completely worthless.
Throw in there that I would now have to take great pains to research the hell out of any game that I would consider buying, because Im no longer able to rent or borrow the game, that's just a dealbreaker. Im just supposed to drop 65 bucks on faith? Its pretty rare that the games out there live up to that pricetag. Not being able to resell or trade in the game is ridiculous.
Don Mattrick is the closest thing to a talking bag of smashed assholes that I have ever seen. I cannot believe that someone so clueless and out of touch with the consumer base's wants and needs could be promoted to his position in the company.
"If you don't have internet, we have a product for you. Its called the XBOX 360."
**** you, Don Mattrick. Sincerely, the rest of the world.
The dealbreaker for me is this. MS are not removing the DRM components from the console. They are simply going to release a patch that will bypass it the first time you set it up. You must have internet to set it up, or again, its a 500 dollar brick.
Who's to say that once you've signed the new ToS agreement with them, they don't just re-institute their original policies once they have your initial purchase money?
Clearly they are pissed off about having to make changes, because they've removed family sharing as backlash for consumers not buying into their bullshit.
Sony never planned to do this from the outset, and from the look of things the PS4 is geared toward being a game machine first and foremost anyway. Im going with them first, and then if I have the cash, I might pick up an XB1 down the road once MS proves they can be trusted.
When the mugger or thief stops to think twice, that is fear. That is what I am. That is why they hired assassins. I am the reason criminals breathe easier when the sun rises. So no, Alfred. I am not in over my head. Tonight will not be my end, but it will be theirs.