People also never mention that all Xbone games will use dedicated servers provided by Microsoft while Sony games may or may not, depending on the publisher. You may scoff, but its an important distinction. Better security, more control, and the possibility for really high player counts console wide...like 64 or even 128 players. The PS4 won't have this ability. Its why Xbox Live is going to be slightly more expensive.
This is a horrifying shitty article. It is completely anti-innovation, and as such, anti-consumer. Henry Ford is famously quoted in saying that, "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses". Innovation isn't about responding to the ignorant calls of the masses. Its about bringing innovative change to an industry. #5- Is basically bashing game developers from trying something new. Could you imagine FPS games didn't all but force multi-player on players? Or if game like GTA didn't start the open city game that has essentially become a genre in its own right with GTA, Saints Row, Mafia, Godfather, and others. #4- Did it occur to this guy that pre-alpha footage, isn't exactly footage anyone really wants to see? You'll get to the see the near-final result eventually. This is no better than ********ing about when a game comes out. Let them work in piece and be happy that they're putting something out at all. #3- This clown is really complaining about having to quickly switch between a phone and a controller? Seriously? They could add this to the main menu, but instead they want to make it immersive. Pressing start, or select to be able to use an interface is neat and all, but being able to use an app on your phone is pretty cool and its much more realistic. You want to call down an drone strike in The Division? Well, you better take cover, and put down your main weapon (your controller) and pick up your radio/pda (phone/tablet) to call it in. Its more immersive and awesome. I had high hopes for the little screen thing on the PS4 controller. It could be very useful without even having to put down the controller, but we'll see. #1/#2- This is just pathetic. Essentially complaining that because not everyone doesn't have money to buy the top of the line product, its development is useless. Does he also complain about Nintendo developing the game-boy? It was extremely expensive and everyone shrugged it off. It in turn led to over a decade of handheld consoles that led to mobile phone games like Temple Run and Angry Birds. Even worse, in #3 he says that the point of advancing technology is to bring together different services into one machine: "Isn't the point of technology to make it simpler? That's why I don't have to carry a separate phone, camera, and MP3 player in my pocket anymore". Then he gets mad that the Xbox One is bringing together TV/VideoGaming/Netflix and all entertainment and taking the eminent spot in your entertainment area. Seriously? This guy is completely clueless and is complaining for the sake of complaining.