More Reviews
REVIEWS Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Rebor Review
Just a small update to the existing review for the PS4 version of the game. What are the benefits to upgrading? Check here to see. ~Ed. Nick Tan

Cut the Rope: Triple Treat Review
Cutting the ropes has never before made gravity so… pricey.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sniper Elite 3 Preview
Sending bullets through the hate.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Trials Fusion
Release date: Out Now

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release date: 04/29/14

Bound by Flame
Release date: 05/09/14

Wolfenstein: The New Order
Release date: 05/20/14


LATEST FEATURES 4 PAX Indie Titles to Look Out For
We've given attention to all the higher profile games at PAX EAST, but now it's time for the indies.

Ouya's Best Games Coming to the Platform
The Kickstarter console is slowly establishing itself with a couple of creative gems on the way.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
So much more than war...
By shandog137
Posted on 04/18/14
The recent blog, Peace in the Era of Call of Duty  really made me think about war games that dig deeper than simply a kill streak reward. The first game that came to mind was Spec-Ops: The Line and although I haven’t played it, I began to wonder if it did the war genre as...

MEMBER BLOG

ryanbates ryanbates' Blog
PROFILE
Average Blog Rating:
[ Back to All Posts ]
Well, well, well...
Posted on Wednesday, June 19 2013 @ 19:59:32 Eastern

Surprise, surprise.

Under immense fire from every single angle, Microsoft desperately tried to dangle a shiny object in front of gamers' eyes. Ooooooh lookie, says they, Halo 5! Titanfall! Shiny thing! Pay no attention to the crap behind the curtain. It took Don Messnick all of 5 minutes to say "all about games," and not one single person other than the XBone apologists believed him.

Today, he capitulated, and announced on Xbox's official site that indeed, the Xbox One would NOT be required to be always-on or on-once-a-day, and that used, borrowed, and traded games would be able to be played no matter on whose console it was. It was an immense slap in the face for a company that, truly, since the creation of Windows, could essentially do no wrong, or could talk their way out of anything. In the case of Xbox One, that was not the case. Not only did Xbox do wrong, the team stuck to its guns, firing back at people who would dare defy them.

So gamers did what they had to do to avoid taking fire: they walked away. Many started making plans to make the switch to PlayStation 4, and many others stopped purchasing Xbox 360 titles knowing they wouldn't be able to play them on the XB1 anyway.

While this is a big point of shame for Microsoft, it is a telling triumph for gamers. At no time in the history of home electronic gaming have consumers had such a direct and pointed impact on the video game history.

Gamers enjoy an unprecedented level of influence in the consumer market and the world.

Remember that fact for an article coming up soon.
comments powered by Disqus

 
More On GameRevolution