First of all, is MSFT trying to sell the fact that in some awful and unreasonable way the Xbox One is backwards compatible? Oh, I need to hear more about these claims.
“[…] I think we might have blown our seasonal load too early.” So, this is a thing.
I believe the reason that No Man’s Sky will be a success isn’t because of the first-person shooterism or the fact that it’s a four-man game developer entering the same genre arena that Bungie’s attempting to claim next year with Destiny, it’s because of the art direction. Those colors and the way that everything is rendered just screams Mirror’s Edge to me. Even though Faith’s runabout-is-fair-play adventure didn’t sell that well because EA marketed it, any competently created game that includes procedurally generated anything will.
Metal Gear Solid V preorders for the Playstation 4 will get a DLC mission where you play as Solid Snake, but Xbox One variants will get a DLC mission where you play as Raiden circa Revenegance? I liked MGR for the challenge it provided, but console-specific exclusives always irks me. I’ve thought twice about buying a Xbox One lately, and if this sort of polarity becomes a trend, it will only add more complexity to making a decision.
Good Ol’ Games is one step away from Steam with regards to being trustworthy game distribution methods. DRM-free classics that don’t require a front-end to acquire, and now they’re offering refunds? Perhaps they’re more trusting than Steam is at this point.
Oh, it’s just a scam. Morons who brick their Xbox Ones deserve to have voided their warranties and ruined their systems. Backwards compatibility? Odds are your Xbox 360 is setting right beside the Xbox One you just bought AND IT STILL WORKS.
100k user registration spike? 10% of all content on Twitch came from PS4s since launch? Time to start shaming MSFT for not including Twitch streaming in the Xbox One launch software suite.
Another adventure game from Telltale that everyone will care about except for me! Yay!