You know that bad taste in your mouth? You know, the one that tastes like the beer you drank with the cigarette in it. You know, the one that you drank last night after a drunken night of Mario Kart 64 competition…oh wait, that was the Xbox One announcement. You know that familiar warm feeling? The one you get when your meager restitution deposits into your bank account…oh yeah, that was Xbox One’s E3 time slot that reassured all gamers they will get what they want and more. Of course you do, but some Xbox “gamer” fans are still left with that nasty beer taste in their mouth. Others, think it tastes like a fine wine.
Change.org opened a new petition to return the console back to what was promised at this year’s E3. Some gamers, particularly Xbox users who were less than impressed with how Microsoft have handled their recent stage time and others who fell in love with the product, have voiced their opinion in droves. The creator of the petition, which has garnered a whopping 12,000 signatures already, David Fontenot, added this note to the petition.
“This was to be the future of entertainment. A new wave of gaming where you can buy games digitally, then trade, share or sell those digital licenses. Essentially, it was Steam for Xbox. But consumers were uninformed, and railed against it, and it was taken away because Sony took advantage of consumer uncertainty. We want this back. It can’t be all or nothing, There must be a compromise.”
Many changes to the Xbox One occurred after E3, such as the previously announced disc locks being lifted as well as the internet connection check going from every 24 hours to only during the initial setup.
Xbox One will be available this November at a cost of $499. If you were happy with the position of Microsoft and Xbox One, visit Change.org and become a part of the cause.
Josh is a stay at home father of one and a video game enthusiast residing in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Since the age of 4 Josh has been applying his craft into the world of gaming. Beginning with...