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Fans petition for Microsoft to restore original Xbox One policies


Xbox Fans have started a petition asking Microsoft to restore the Xbox One policies - you know the same policies that fans protested against to get change in the first place.

Organizer David Fontenot started the petition and is asking Microsoft to “give us back the Xbox One we were promised at E3.”

“This was to be the future of entertainment,” the petition says. “A new wave of gaming where you could 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 consumers uncertainty. We want this back. It can't be all or nothing, there must be a compromise.”

Currently the petition [via] has over 17,500 votes, although we can't really see Microsoft changing its mind on the matter, not until it builds up an install based anyway.


Edited On 12 Jul, 2013

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0000000000 3 years ago
ok youd be surprised how many david Fontenot's there are on twitter! but twitter aint happy about him!
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
Understandable, some of the policies were actually quite cool like the not needing to get up to change game ever, and the ability to share a game with a friend so you both don't need to buy it.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
The majority of people who signed this don't even know what Family Sharing is
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0000000000 3 years ago
yeah you named 2 things, which makes 20+ things shit! since when did you defend the XBO lol!
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
I wasn't defending it, I was just stating the reason to why people would want it... although 80% are trolls
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Dead 3 years ago
This seems very unlikely, unlikely that that many people really want it, and unlikely that it'll come to anything.
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Daniel 3 years ago
Surely "Not needing to get up and change game" is just lazy more than anything! The old xbox one policies were ridiculous.
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yoda soldier 3 years ago
I didn't like going online every 24 hrs
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juschris07 3 years ago
Just goes to show that people jump the gun abit here didnt they and if the marketplace was sort of like steam does that mean that there would of been offers/deals as good as what steam has?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I doubt it, Microsoft like money too much
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
For reference Steam isn't cheap, when a game is on sale yes it is cheap, when a game is not on sale it is usually still expensive. Even if MS had these policies and made a high digital distribution service they would still sell games around RRP like they, and Sony, do now with the occasional sale.
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yoda soldier 3 years ago
Microsoft should have explained it better. If they had i think more people would have been on board.
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
Well if you think about it, the guy who was explaining it was leaving the company, so naturally didn't care about how it sounded.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
& Steam take less of a cut than the System Makers do, so the games would still be more expensive
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Bindiana 3 years ago
The main problem was they explained nothing in any detail some of it could of been good but the explained it so poorly it produced to much negativity. I am guessing they will start bringing in all the things they talked about a year after launch once they have a big enough install base.
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
They didn't really jump the gun. If XBOX sold to the people who signed the original petition, but didn't sell to this current petition. And if they kept it and didn't sell to the original petition but only sold to this petition, the original petitions numbers would massively out number this one. 12,000 people isn't enough for a change.
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yoda soldier 3 years ago
The thing is alot of the games they have you would want to be online with like forza to get the best experience but they didn't explain it. Also if the games where cheaper that would of been great but to charge the same price for something you can't sell or whatever it was they were doing.
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
Not been able to play a game offline = Bad Not been able to play a game, when on vacation, because you forgot to active it = Bad. Microsoft may had a good idea, but they should have used E3 to explain the system.
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juschris07 3 years ago
yeah i think that if they had explained the new policies better and in more detail they would of had a better response but would be nice to mix the best part of both policies in one console ? please both sides of the argument then?
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Whitey 3 years ago
Just goes to show no one is ever happy, and you can't please everyone. Everyone complained and trolled Xbox since E3 to change it, they finally did and now they want it back again?
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ASC 3 years ago
Microsoft won't be reversing their decision (again) - petitions are worth nothing next to pre-order numbers
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yoda soldier 3 years ago
I love that people think that the camera is going to spy on them the must walk around with foil on top of their heads all the time.
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
The camera is spying, but it's not MS or the NSA watching them, it's actually Shep
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inspector 74 3 years ago
I dont really think microsoft were really given the opportunity to explain anything properly were theylets be honest??? As soon as this DRM shite was announced the interweb abd the vast majority of clueless morons who love to gable mindless shite on a lot of gaming forums just kicked off without really knowing what they were moaning at, it was just a chance to get back at microsoft evryone seems to forget that sony has said that if you wanna play online you have to buy ps plus hmmmm!!! I for one dont care I have ps plus and will continue to have it as personally I think its awesome but my oh my havent Sony evr so slightly and ever so slyly changed theyre tune eh???
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jason 3 years ago
Spy camera tv box,i was xbox and ps3 this gen but definitely going ps4 next gen to start with anyway,microsoft don't know what they are doing,i'm a gamer and want gaming machine not sky player with lots of subscription for tv channels.
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PrometheusFan 3 years ago
Stockholm Syndrome in action. Some people having trouble dealing with Microsoft's recent public humiliations with regards to Xbone it appears, and their coping method of choice is to... beg MS to take away their consumer rights rather than see MS be shown up as being in the wrong? Messed up.

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