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Microsoft’s Major Nelson said in an interview recently that Sony’s PS4 console isn’t going to make them change anything about their Xbox One system.

The PS4 pretty much beat out the Xbox One in positive press this week with it’s lack of used game DRM, lack of 24-hour check-ins, and price tag. When asked if these announcements by Sony will influence Microsoft and make them change what they’re doing with Xbox One he had this to say:

“I don’t think,… I mean we’re really not going to change anything we’ve done with Xbox One. We’re very happy,… did you see the games on stage during our briefing? Did you see the exclusives? I mean we’re really really proud of the system and the games that are coming out. When you look at games like TitanFall,… have you gone through Titanfall yet? Enough said. Conversation over. We’re really happy with what we showed on stage as well as what we’re showing here in the booth so I think it is uh,… it’s safe to say that we’re confident where we’re going. We’re also confident that gamers are going to love our vision of the future and what we’re going to offer for gaming”

Nelson seems a bit on the defensive here and I feel sympathy for him. I’ve always liked him personally and his job just got a lot harder with all the controversial policies of the Xbox One.

Of course, even if Microsoft planned to change something about the Xbox One in response to Sony’s PS4 they wouldn’t make that decision so quickly and wouldn’t admit it was Sony that influenced it. Still, they seem very proud of everything they’re doing with the Xbox One and hopefully when the system releases they tweak a few of their policies for the better.

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Copied everything from gaf :P

They're happy and I'm happy, there's no need to change anything. That Titan thing looked impressive, indeed.

Guy he was interviewing should have just said TitanFall looks amazing, can't wait for me and all my friends to get it for PC. Would love to see Nelson's reaction.

Sony must be ok with this.

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Good! i was already afraid the backlash would have them doubting their strategy. Please don't stray from your path Microsoft!

“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”

- George Orwell, ‘1984’

Good for you, Microsoft, you're doing a wonderful job. Don't let anyone change who you are.

Thats the way MS! .. goooood job! .. I expect all these DRM on the Xbone! dont change a thing! =D




Sony is the winner, Microsoft are forever the bain of any market they enter. Roll on SOny lets show Microsoft how worthless they have become!

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Bill Gates had Mac prototypes to work from, and he was known to be obsessed with trying to make Windows as good as SAND (Steve's Amazing New Device), as a Microsoft exec named it. It was the Mac that Microsoft took for its blueprint on how to make a GUI.


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Xbone is like Pres. Obama right now.

so many mistakes, lies, complaints, and all the scandals; and they don't give a shit. just keep doing what they are doing.

I for one say, good for you Xbone. Much respect. I will get xbone for christmas. I really don't understand DRM stuff anyways - I just like playing games.